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Feb 10, 2015

State opposes $1.2M attorney fees in gay marriage case

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is opposing civil rights advocates' claims for $1.2 million in attorney fees they say they accumulated fighting the state's gay marriage ban.

Feb 9, 2015

Officials urge US high court to let voter ID stand

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is trying to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of the state's voter photo identification case.

Feb 5, 2015

Poll: Support of gay marriage comes with caveats

While finding that Americans narrowly favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, a new Associated Press-GfK poll also shows most believe wedding-related businesses should be allowed to deny service to same-sex couples for religious reasons.

Jan 8, 2015

Groups ask US Supreme Court to hear voter ID case

Civil rights advocates asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to reverse a decision upholding Wisconsin's voter photo identification law, arguing the case raises questions of national importance about limits on a state's ability to restrict voting.

Dec 18, 2014

ACLU withdraws gay marriage lawsuit

Attorneys who filed a lawsuit seeking legal recognition of hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in June in Wisconsin have dismissed their lawsuit after the state said the marriages would be recognized.

Dec 16, 2014

ACLU sues over nativity scene

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is suing a southeastern Indiana county over a nativity scene that's been erected for more than a half-century on its courthouse lawn.

Dec 14, 2014

Lawyers who fought same-sex marriage ban seek legal fees

The lawyers who successfully fought to undo Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage are seeking to recoup $1.2 million in legal costs from the case.

Oct 8, 2014

Voter ID opponents ask US Supreme Court for stay

Opponents of Wisconsin's voter photo identification law have again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the mandate from taking effect.

Oct 7, 2014

State asks court to let voter ID ruling stand

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to leave Wisconsin's law requiring voters to present photo identification in place, saying changing course now will create confusion heading into the Nov. 4 elections.

Oct 6, 2014

Appeals court upholds voter ID law

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Wisconsin's requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls is constitutional, a decision that is not surprising after the court last month allowed for the law to be implemented while it considered the case.

Oct 2, 2014

US Supreme Court asked to block voter law

Opponents of Wisconsin's voter photo identification law asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to take emergency action and block the requirement ahead of the Nov. 4 election, arguing there isn't enough time to implement the new rules.

Oct 1, 2014

High court weighs same-sex marriage cases (UPDATE)

Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.


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