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Bill would end victim testimony

Wisconsin crime victims wouldn't have to testify against their attackers during the early stages of their cases under a Republican bill making its way through the Legislature.

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Revisions made to Capitol access plan

Gov. Scott Walker's administration on Friday revised its policy covering gatherings at the state Capitol, making clear that families and lobbyists in groups of four or more would not have to get a permit when in the building and stressing that non-compliance would not automatically lead to arrests.

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Transgender inmates win appeal over treatments (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning publicly funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates, saying denying the treatment amounted to torture. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision came in a case brought by a group of male inmates who identify ...

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Court upholds sentence at women’s prison (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court rejected a schizophrenic inmate’s request for a new sentence because she can’t get proper mental health care at Wisconsin’s largest women’s prison, ruling Wednesday that problems at the facility are nothing new. Taycheedah Correctional Institution’s inability to provide its inmates with appropriate health care is well-known and ...

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State seeks reversal of contractor’s conviction

By Marie Rohde Wisconsin’s attorney general is asking an appellate court to overturn a contractor’s conviction on nine felonies of theft, fraud and embezzlement because the prosecutor secretly demanded the victims pay the cost of a key expert witness. “It’s rare for the state to make a full confession of reversible error in a criminal appeal,” said Bill Cosh, a ...

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