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Ann Walsh Bradley

Nov 21, 2023

History made: Pedro Colón sworn-in as first Latino Court of Appeals judge

In a time of white privilege and supremacy, Pedro Cólon overcomes obstacles and becomes the first Latino Wisconsin Court of Appeals judge.

Jul 8, 2022

Court: Local health officers can issue unilateral orders

Local health officers can unilaterally issue orders to slow diseases, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision upholding contentious orders limiting indoor gatherings and mandating masks that Dane County officials handed down during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wisconsin 2024 Presidential Primary
Jul 8, 2022

Wisconsin Supreme Court disallows absentee ballot drop boxes

Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled on Friday that absentee ballot drop boxes may be placed only in election offices and that no one other than the voter can return a ballot in person, dealing a defeat to Democrats who said the decision would make it harder to vote in the battleground state.

Jul 7, 2022

Wisconsin court rules against transgender sex offender

The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority said Thursday that a transgender woman cannot change her name because she is on the state's sex offender registry and the law does not allow people on the registry to change their names.

Jul 7, 2022

Wisconsin court’s open records ruling decried as gutting law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority on Wednesday issued a ruling limiting when people who sue over open records requests can recover attorney's fees, a decision that the court's liberals and advocates for open government decried as gutting the law.

Office of Lawyer Regulation
Jun 8, 2022

Lawyer loses license over physically assaulting, threatening ex-girlfriend

A criminal-defense attorney is losing his law license after threatening to use former criminal defendants to cause harm to an ex-girlfriend, physically assaulting her, making hundreds of unwanted phone calls to her and threatening to send harmful information to her employer, among other things.

Jul 6, 2021

After split reasoning on certified question, private-school busing lawsuit to return to 7th Circuit

A lawsuit over busing requirements for private, religious schools in Wisconsin will return to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Apr 8, 2021

Proposed videoconferencing rule petition raises concerns about defendants’ rights

A rules petition meant to expand Wisconsin courts' ability to use videoconferencing has some criminal-defense attorneys concerned about infringement on defendants' constitutional rights.

Jan 8, 2021

State Supreme Court disagrees on Second Amendment rights of felon

The Wisconsin Supreme Court split this week on the question of what constitutes a violation of a felon's Second Amendment rights.

Jul 10, 2020

Wisconsin high court gives mixed ruling on partial vetoes

The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday overturned three of four partial budget vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, bucking decades of court precedent that upheld the governor's broad veto powers.

Jun 12, 2020

Wisconsin judges call for more diversity in legal profession

More than two dozen Wisconsin appellate court judges, including two sitting justices on the state Supreme Court, called Friday for combating racism and increasing diversity in the legal profession.

May 14, 2020

Summary: Justices file 7 opinions in stay-at-home order ruling

The Wisconsin Supreme Court justices filed seven separate opinions in their decision on Wednesday striking down the state's extended stay-at-home order.

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