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Brad Schimel

Oct 28, 2022

Ballot spoiling off the table after court upholds ban (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin appeals court is refusing to block a lower court's ruling banning the practice known as ballot spoiling, which allows voters who already submitted an absentee ballot to void it and vote again.

Oct 11, 2022

Absentee ballot spoiling court ruling put on hold

A Wisconsin appeals court on Monday put on hold a lower court's ruling from last week prohibiting voters from canceling their original absentee ballot and casting a new one, blocking at least temporarily the order sought by a conservative group founded by prominent Republicans.

Oct 6, 2022

Judge blocks absentee ballot spoiling

A Wisconsin judge is prohibiting voters from canceling their original absentee ballot and casting a new one, siding with a conservative group created by prominent Republicans that said the practice known as ballot spoiling is illegal.

Dec 6, 2021

Evers signs bills to improve sexual assault kit process

Gov. Tony Evers on Monday signed bipartisan bills establishing a first-ever process for collecting and tracking sexual assault evidence kits, proposals that stalled for years over partisan bickering despite widespread support among law enforcement agencies, victims' advocates and others across Wisconsin.

Apr 12, 2021

Justices weigh sweeping environmental cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court was set to hear oral arguments Monday in a pair of far-reaching environmental lawsuits that could define state officials' ability to regulate factory farms and high-capacity wells and determine how far state agencies can go when interpreting state law.

Feb 15, 2021

AG opinion raises questions about state’s multi-family sprinkler rule

State officials are weighing how a legal opinion requiring fire sprinklers in apartment buildings could affect how state agencies enforce and adopt new administrative rules.

May 20, 2020

Wisconsin testing delays grow for DNA and other evidence

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin crime labs took longer to complete DNA, ballistics and forensic evidence testing during Attorney General Josh Kaul’s first year in office, posing troubles for the Democrat after he hammered his Republican predecessor over lab delays during their 2018 campaign. Kaul released a report Wednesday revealing […]

May 19, 2020

Applicants wanted for Jefferson County district attorney

The application for Jefferson County district attorney is open.

May 12, 2020

Kaul allows DNR to consider high-capacity wells’ effects

Attorney General Josh Kaul has restored the state Department of Natural Resources' power to consider, when granting permits, whether high-capacity wells might drain area water bodies.

Feb 20, 2020

Bill to prevent delays in sexual-assault testing appears dead

A proposal that began as a bipartisan effort to prevent future delays in the testing of kits for sexual-assault evidence in Wisconsin but that turned into a partisan fight appears doomed in the Legislature.

Apr 12, 2019

Wisconsin DOJ rape tests yield charges against 5 people

The state Department of Justice's work to test thousands of rape kits has resulted in charges against less than a half-dozen people so far.

Feb 15, 2019

Former Wisconsin solicitor general lands at national firm

Wisconsin’s former – and hitherto only — solicitor general has landed a new job at a large law firm.

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