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Protasiewicz, Kelly advance in high court primary

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

A liberal Milwaukee judge and a conservative former state Supreme Court justice won Tuesday's primary to face off in a pivotal Wisconsin Supreme Court race that will determine majority control with major issues looming.

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Judge OKs ballot measures for April election

A Wisconsin judge on Monday ruled that two Republican-backed measures can appear on the April ballot over the objections of criminal justice advocates who said elections officials had missed the state deadline.

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Supreme Court candidate Kelly worked for Republicans

One of the two conservative candidates for an open Wisconsin Supreme Court seat was paid by state and national Republicans to advise on election issues, including the plan to have fake GOP electors cast ballots for Donald Trump even though he lost the state.

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Security experts warn of foreign cyber threat to 2024 voting

Top state election and cybersecurity officials on Thursday warned about threats posed by Russia and other foreign adversaries ahead of the 2024 elections, noting that America's decentralized system of thousands of local voting jurisdictions creates a particular vulnerability.

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Minnesota justices leave felon voting issue to Legislature

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld state laws that prohibit people with felony convictions from voting until they finish their parole, and put the burden on the Legislature to decide whether voting rights should be restored when people leave prison.

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Legal field highlights of Evers’ $104 billion budget plan

Evers budget plan

Gov. Tony Evers released his 2023-25 budget to the Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday. He detailed plans to boost school funding and cut taxes, but Republicans have promised to scrap most of Evers' ideas and start from scratch, as they have in the last two budget cycles.

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Patton Law Office purchases, renovates Racine building

Patton Law Office

After renting offices and working from home for a year, David Patton, owner and attorney with Patton Law Office -- a boutique law firm serving Racine and Kenosha counties -- has purchased and renovated the building at 1636 Taylor Ave. in Racine.

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Republicans push bill to undo open records ruling

Republican lawmakers proposed a bill Tuesday that would render a controversial Wisconsin Supreme Court decision obsolete by loosening limits on when people who sue over open records requests can recover attorney's fees.

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Panel scolds Wisconsin justice for remarks in Trump case

A judicial oversight commission has dismissed a complaint against a liberal-leaning Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who accused an attorney for former President Donald Trump of making racist contentions and trying to protect his "king" in a case challenging the 2020 election results in the battleground state.

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