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Barbara Crabb

Apr 29, 2015

Federal appeals court says Ho-Chunk can offer video poker

A federal appeals court says the Ho-Chunk Nation can offer video poker at its Madison casino.

Apr 20, 2015

Same-sex couple wants both names on birth certificate

A same-sex couple who sued for the right to marry in Wisconsin wants a federal judge to mandate that both gay parents' names appear on their children's birth certificates.

Apr 20, 2015

US high court rejects Wis. appeal over tribal night hunts

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Wisconsin officials who want to keep in place a decades-old ruling that bars Chippewa tribes from hunting deer at night.

Apr 2, 2015

‘Banana Lady’ could be prevented from filing more lawsuits

A Madison-area entertainer known for filing frivolous lawsuits could be barred from taking additional legal action in federal court.

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 4, 2015

Medford man sentenced to prison for burning business

A Medford man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for burning down his pizza business in order to collect insurance money.

Jan 7, 2015

DNR asks US Supreme Court to review night deer ruling

State attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal appellate decision ordering a judge to revisit a ruling barring Wisconsin's Chippewa tribes from hunting deer at night.

Nov 13, 2014

Appeals court dismisses clergy housing lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Thursday dismissed a challenge to the law that gives clergy tax-free housing allowances, saying the leaders of an anti-religion group in Wisconsin didn't have the standing to bring the lawsuit.

Oct 15, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Posner’s deer hunting decision on the mark

In another interesting decision, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner has allowed Native Americans to hunt deer at night, debunking concerns about safety.

Oct 7, 2014

Federal judge says hold on gay marriages is lifted

A federal judge in Wisconsin says she is lifting her hold on an order allowing same-sex marriages to take place in Wisconsin.

Oct 7, 2014

Patent attorneys try to keep pace, land large verdicts in Western District

A cottage industry has developed around the so-called “rocket docket” of the Western District of Wisconsin, the speed of which has attracted plaintiffs in patent cases.

Oct 6, 2014

US high court denies gay marriage appeals (UPDATE)

Two lower court rulings that said Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional will stand, immediately ending delays on marriages around the state.


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