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Court grants former Waushara County DA’s request for indefinite license suspension

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the law license of the former Waushara County district attorney. Laura Waite was appointed as the Waushara County district attorney in April 2020. After a months-long, unexplained absence from the district attorney’s office, a judge found her to be absent in August and appointed a special administrative prosecutor to fill the role. In ...

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Applicants wanted for Jackson County district attorney

Gov. Tony Evers is seeking applicants for Jackson County district attorney. The appointment will fill a vacancy created by District Attorney Daniel S. Diehn’s resignation effective July 16. The new district attorney will serve for the remainder of his term, which ends in January 2025. Interested applicants should email a completed application form and supporting materials to GovDAapp@wisconsin.gov. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. ...

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Racial justice task force issues recommendations

The Wisconsin Assembly's bipartisan racial disparities task force created in the wake of a white Kenosha police officer shooting a Black man issued 18 recommendations on Wednesday, but stopped short of calling for a total ban on chokeholds and no-knock warrants as Gov. Tony Evers wants.

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Ex-cop guilty of murder, manslaughter in Floyd case

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man's neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. Chauvin, 45, could be sent to prison for decades.

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Jim Peterson appointed vice chair of Foley’s business law department

Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson has been appointed as a vice chair of Foley & Lardner’s business law department. Peterson, a partner at the firm and member of the transitions practice group, currently serves as the Milwaukee office’s business law office chair. He joins Leigh Riley and David Sanders as part of the business law department’s vice chair leadership, succeeding Robert Sarfatis. Peterson’s practice ...

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