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Oct 11, 2018

Jury awards $780,500 in transgender lawsuit

A jury has awarded a transgender University of Wisconsin-Madison employee and a transgender UW-Madison student $780,500 worth of damages after a federal judge ruled a state ban on insurance coverage for gender-changing surgery amounts to sexual discrimination.

Sep 13, 2018

Federal judge signs off on juvenile-prison deal

A federal judge has signed off on an agreement that would end the use of pepper spray and nearly eliminate the use of solitary confinement inWisconsin's juvenile prisons.

Aug 8, 2018

ACLU lawsuit accuses US of wrongfully denying asylum

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday over its efforts to prevent immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries.

Jul 28, 2018

Milwaukee activists praise ‘stop-and-frisk’ suit settlement

Community leaders working against disparities in the criminal justice system are greeting the settlement agreement in the ACLU's stop-and-frisk lawsuit against the city with hope. The $3.4 million settlement was made official Monday when U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller approved it.

Jul 2, 2018

Milwaukee seeks to lower $6M stop-and-search settlement

Milwaukee officials are trying to lower the $6 million proposed cost to settle a lawsuit alleging that police officers targeted black and Latino residents for questioning without probable cause.

Jun 1, 2018

State agrees to end pepper spray, solitary at youth prison (UPDATE)

The state Department of Corrections has reached a legal settlement that calls for the agency to end the use of pepper spray and solitary confinement at Wisconsin's youth prison.

May 22, 2018

Walker not interested heartbeat abortion ban

Gov. Scott Walker is signaling he's not interested in pursuing a six-week abortion ban.

May 8, 2018

Vote on Milwaukee police lawsuit settlement delayed

Milwaukee officials considering settling a lawsuit accusing the police department of stopping minorities without probable cause say they want to know how much the city will have to pay before they make a decision.

May 1, 2018

Milwaukee reaches possible settlement in stop-and-frisk suit

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and the city of Milwaukee have reached a tentative $1.9 settlement in a lawsuit alleging the city police department's stop-and-frisk policy unfairly targets minorities.

Jan 29, 2018

Madison police say drone program has been successful

The Madison Police Department says its drone technology has proven successful in its search-and-rescue operations and crime scene mapping.

Nov 9, 2017

Assembly approves limits on police body cam access

A Republican-backed proposal limiting the public's access to footage from police body cameras cleared the Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday, despite objections from open records advocates and Democrats who say it will quash the public's ability to view certain video.

Oct 25, 2017

Waukesha sheriff asks for immigration enforcement authority

The Waukesha County sheriff wants training for his deputies to perform the functions of immigration agents at his jail.


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