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Nov 22, 2023

Court’s power to award ‘joint custody’ of dog under review

To a single justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, a trial judge had treated Teddy Bear — a Pomeranian acquired by a since-estranged unmarried couple — “as if it were the parties’ child.”

Nov 22, 2023

Court dismisses bias, retaliation lawsuit

A man who formerly worked for AmeriHealth Administrators (AHA), a subsidiary of Independence Blue Cross (IBC), has accused the company of racial discrimination, retaliation, defamation, and violation of due process after an alleged inappropriate comment at a diversity training session.

Nov 21, 2023

History made: Pedro Colón sworn-in as first Latino Court of Appeals judge

In a time of white privilege and supremacy, Pedro Cólon overcomes obstacles and becomes the first Latino Wisconsin Court of Appeals judge.

Nov 21, 2023

Wisconsin joins 10 states in targeting student loan predatory lenders

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul along with 10 states and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Monday that Prehired will provide more than $30 million in relief to student borrowers.

Nov 21, 2023

Governor Evers urges JFC to release already-approved funds to Bad River and Lac du Flambeau Native Nations

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Monday directed the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) to submit a formal request to the Republican-controlled Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) to release $2 million in already-approved funding for Tribal Assistance Grants.

Nov 21, 2023

Federal appeals court deals blow to Voting Rights Act, ruling that private plaintiffs can’t sue

A divided federal appeals court on Monday ruled that private individuals and groups such as the NAACP do not have the ability to sue under a key section of the federal Voting Rights Act, a decision voting rights advocates say could further erode protections under the landmark 1965 law.

Nov 21, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Chauvin appeal of state conviction

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin 's appeal of his conviction for second-degree murder in the killing of George Floyd.

Nov 21, 2023

Wisconsin Supreme Court hearing arguments on redistricting that could result in new maps for 2024

The liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a redistricting case that Democrats hope will result in new, more favorable legislative maps for elections in 2024 that will help them chip away at the large Republican majority.

Nov 21, 2023

Wisconsin governor vetoes $2 billion tax cut, calls Republican plan ‘completely unserious’

Gov. Tony Evers on Monday vetoed a $2 billion Republican tax cut bill, calling it “completely unserious.”

Nov 20, 2023

State files counterclaim in Christian colleges’ suit

Christian colleges that are suing Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) were back in federal court.

Nov 20, 2023

Tribe sues Tulsa for ticketing Native American drivers

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Tulsa, arguing Tulsa police are continuing to ticket Native American drivers within the tribe’s reservation boundaries despite a recent federal appeals court ruling that they lacked jurisdiction to do so.

Nov 20, 2023

Court tells bar association to stay in ‘prescribed lane’

A Louisiana lawyer who objected to the state bar association’s public statements on several issues, including health tips and LGBTQ rights, can no longer be forced to join or pay dues to the association, a federal appeals court has ruled.


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