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Brad Schimel

Jan 30, 2017

Schimel won’t say whether he’ll sue over immigration ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel isn’t saying whether he might challenge President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions or whether he supports them. Schimel, a Republican, said during a news conference Monday that he would consider legal action if he felt Trump overreached his constitutional authority or the policy has what Schimel called […]

Jan 30, 2017

Attorney general, group announce sex assault kit tracking

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and a group dedicated to preventing sexual assault launched an initiative Monday to help victims track evidence in their cases.

Jan 29, 2017

State’s opioid response anemic, critics say

Opioids are still killing people by the hundreds in Wisconsin even though legislators have passed nearly 20 bills to curb addiction over the last three years, prompting critics to demand lawmakers think bigger and pump more money into the fight.

Jan 9, 2017

Attorney general proposes pay raise for prosecutors (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel wants to give a raise to every prosecutor in the state in each of the next two years.

Jan 6, 2017

Attorney general drops $10,000 on ‘Kick Ass’ coins

Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has spent $10,000 on coins promoting his "kicking ass every day" mantra.

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Jan 3, 2017

View from around the state: State court got it wrong; public has right to videos

Overturning two lower court rulings, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck a blow for government secrecy.

Dec 29, 2016

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top legal stories of 2016

One of the biggest legal stories of 2016 actually involves something that did not happen.

Dec 23, 2016

Former Wisconsin Corrections head loses appeal of firing (UPDATE)

A state panel rejected former state Corrections secretary Ed Wall's appeal of his firing, saying he knowingly tried to evade Wisconsin's open records law.

Dec 22, 2016

Assembly committee OKs investigation into John Doe leaks

The state Assembly has authorized Attorney General Brad Schimel to investigate how evidence collected during a secret investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign was leaked to a newspaper.

Dec 22, 2016

Prosecutors: ‘Making a Murderer’ inmate’s confession legal (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" has no basis for his claims that his confession wasn't voluntary and shouldn't be released from prison as a judge has ordered, state attorneys argued in a court filing.

Dec 20, 2016

Lawmaker wants to see comprehensive plan on juvenile prisons

Wisconsin state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he'd like to see a comprehensive plan on how the state handles juvenile offenders in the wake of investigations into wrongdoing at the Lincoln Hills prison.

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Dec 19, 2016

Schimel says charges could be coming at Lincoln Hills prison (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said Monday it's possible that his office may charge one or more people in connection with alleged abuses against inmates at the Lincoln Hills juvenile prison.

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