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Aug 26, 2022

Judge rejects dismissal of case tied to 2016 Milwaukee riots

A federal judge has rejected a motion by the Milwaukee Police Department that sought to dismiss a case brought by two city residents who claimed their constitutional rights were violated when they were arrested near a memorial site for a Black man fatally shot by an officer in 2016.

Jun 27, 2022

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights

The fall of Roe v. Wade shifted the battleground over abortion to courthouses around the country Monday, as abortion foes looked to quickly enact statewide bans and the other side sought to buy more time.

A chart and map from the 2021 Ballots for All report illustrates jail-based voting policies in place in Wisconsin counties.
Jun 24, 2021

Report: 50 of 13,000 inmates voted from jail in 2020

A new report suggests that only 50 of the approximately 13,000 people in Wisconsin jails cast a ballot in 2020 elections.

May 26, 2021

Wisconsin lawmakers consider banning transgender athletes

Female athletes urged Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday to ban transgender people from participating in girls' and women's sports, while opponents of the Republican-backed proposals said they were discriminatory and chasing a problem that doesn't exist.

May 18, 2021

Supreme Court throws abortion fight into center of midterms

In agreeing to hear a potentially groundbreaking abortion case, the Supreme Court has energized activists on both sides of the long-running debate who are now girding to make abortion access a major issue in next year's midterm elections.

Jan 26, 2021

Biden orders end of federally run private prisons

President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies.

Jun 24, 2020

ACLU of Wisconsin, WAAL to host legal observer training for protesters

The ACLU of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers are offering a free, online legal-observer training session on Thursday.

Wisconsin Probation program
May 8, 2020

Corrections: Nearly 1,600 inmates released due to COVID-19

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections says it's released nearly 1,600 inmates since March to help reduce the possibility of spreading the coronavirus.

Apr 24, 2020

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects lawsuit asking for prisoner release

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit seeking the release of inmates from state prisons to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19.

Apr 10, 2020

Lawsuit seeks release of Wisconsin inmates due to virus

Two inmates with preexisting conditions joined together with Disability Rights Wisconsin and criminal defense attorneys on Friday to ask the state Supreme Court to release elderly and vulnerable inmates from the state prisons who would be at greatest risk from the coronavirus outbreak.

Jun 17, 2019

Bill would allow schools to release parents’ names

The state Assembly is preparing to vote on a bill that would allow public schools to release the names of students' parents and guardians.

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.


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