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Brad Schimel

Jul 3, 2015

Backlash over GOP plan to tighten open records law

Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and communications with staff.

Jun 1, 2015

The push for privacy: New rules will change how court records must be filed

Without laws prohibiting names and other identifying information from appearing in court documents, a nasty case involving "sextortion" in a New Berlin school only became more of a nightmare for the victims once details were posted online.

Jun 1, 2015

Attorney general creates open records office (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office’s new hire will oversee a new department dedicated to open records matters.

Apr 24, 2015

Legal community mourns death of retired judge

One of state Attorney General Brad Schimel’s fondest memories of Patrick Snyder, a retired Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge who died Wednesday, comes from a retirement party held at the Waukesha County Courthouse in 2010. There were two cakes, and at the end of the festivities, one was left untouched.

Apr 21, 2015

Justice Bradley to defend herself in Abrahamson lawsuit (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley is breaking with her colleagues on the state's highest court and will serve as her own attorney in defense of a lawsuit brought by Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson challenging a voter-approved constitutional amendment.

Apr 6, 2015

Attorney general appeals abortion ruling

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has appealed a federal judge's ruling striking down a law that required doctors performing abortions to first obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Mar 25, 2015

Federal appeals court says no dispute remains on voter ID

A federal appeals court says that since Wisconsin does not plan to enforce a photo identification requirement for the April 7 election, it does not need to consider extending a judicial block to the law.

Mar 24, 2015

Schimel tells court he doesn’t want voter ID until April 8

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is telling a federal appeals court that he does not want the state's voter identification law to take effect until after the April 7 election.

Mar 23, 2015

DOJ plans to hand DA shooting report this week

The Wisconsin Department of Justice plans to hand its final reports on what led up to a white Madison Police officer killing an unarmed biracial man to prosecutors this week.

Mar 23, 2015

Schimel says voter ID law won’t be in effect for April 7 election

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal appeals court to block implementation of Wisconsin's voter identification law for an election that's less than two weeks away.

Mar 21, 2015

Schimel asks Supreme Court to take rules case

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the state Supreme Court to take a case related to how much influence Gov. Scott Walker can have in the state's education department.

Mar 12, 2015

AG: Report on Madison shooting to prosecutor in 2 weeks (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Department of Justice's report on the shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man by a white Madison police officer should be sent to prosecutors in about two weeks, the state attorney general said Thursday.


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