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Walker approves state lawsuits outside Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that allows plaintiffs to file lawsuits against the state outside of Madison into law. Under current state law, any lawsuit against a state actor must be filed in Dane County. The Republican-authored bill allows plaintiffs to bring lawsuits in any county they choose. Prisoners still must file their lawsuits ...

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Walker appoints Gundrum to appeals court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker appointed a Waukesha County judge Friday to serve on the state appeals court. Judge Mark Gundrum was appointed to District 2, which is based in Waukesha. Before he was elected to the Waukesha County Circuit Court in April 2010, Gundrum served in the state Assembly representing the 84th District as a Republican. Gundrum ...

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5 states take Asian carp case to Supreme Court (UPDATE)

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear their plea for quicker federal action to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi river watersheds. Michigan Attorney Bill Schuette said he had filed a petition with the nation’s highest ...

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Court rules against man in group sex assault

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled against a 27-year-old Milwaukee man convicted for his alleged role in the group sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl. In a ruling released Tuesday, the court said Altonio Laroy Chaney is not entitled to have his 12-year prison sentence modified. Chaney argued that a person who claimed to have seen ...

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Group asks appeals court to revisit Wis. church graduations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A group advocating for the separation of church and state has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling allowing public high schools in Wisconsin to hold graduation ceremonies in a church. Americans for Separation of Church and State filed a lawsuit in 2009 objecting to Brookfield Central and Brookfield East’s use of Elmbrook Church ...

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Appeals court: Road laws apply at EAA grounds

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court has ruled against a motorist who said police couldn’t force him to take an intoxication test because the EAA AirVenture grounds where he was stopped were private property. Court records say 40-year-old Matthew Miller of Fredonia was stopped for speeding near the Oshkosh grounds last year. He refused the intoxication test, saying ...

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Supreme Court rules in drunken driving case

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the sixth drunken driving conviction of man who no one actually saw driving a vehicle or even sitting behind the wheel. The 2007 conviction of Greg Kandutsch was based solely on circumstantial evidence generated from a computer report that came from an electronic ...

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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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