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Proposal would give crime victims a host of rights

Republican lawmakers and crime victim advocates introduced a constitutional amendment Tuesday that would provide crime victims with a host of rights, including the right to have their personal information sealed in police records and allow them to speak out at more court proceedings.

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Lawmakers grill AG over rape kits, redistricting case


A powerful panel of state lawmakers on Wednesday grilled Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel for 2-1/2 hours on matters including the oversight of untested kits of sexual assault evidence, his purchase of $10,000 worth of coins and the work of the state’s solicitor general.

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US high court to hear arguments in Wisconsin property case

The same day a U.S. Senate conformation hearing begins for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the country's high court will hear oral arguments in a Wisconsin property case that may require the justices to offer some clarity as to what constitutes a parcel of land in analyses of regulatory takings.

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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 a “negative impact” on Wisconsin. ...

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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.

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Grand jury likely to investigate John Doe leak

The Wisconsin Department of Justice will likely convene a grand jury to investigate a leak of evidence collected during a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign circumvented state campaign finance law, Attorney General Brad Schimel said Thursday.

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State fights Dassey release (UPDATE)

The state of Wisconsin moved quickly Tuesday to try and block, or at least delay, the release of a man convicted in the case featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer."

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