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Court: Local health officers can issue unilateral orders

Local health officers can unilaterally issue orders to slow diseases, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision upholding contentious orders limiting indoor gatherings and mandating masks that Dane County officials handed down during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Editorial: Court’s ruling narrower than many think

This week’s ruling from the Wisconsin Supreme Court was considerably narrower than what a lot of people seem to think. There’s a critical point that people are missing: the ruling wasn’t on whether a mask mandate is legal in and of itself. That question remains open.

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Wisconsin state court judge rules against Trump lawsuit (UPDATE)

President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn Joe Biden's win in Wisconsin returns to the courtroom on Thursday, as hearings in federal and state lawsuits seek to invalidate hundreds of thousands of ballots and give the GOP-controlled Legislature the power to name Trump the winner.

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Court says judge’s Facebook friendship gave rise to conflict

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a judge's decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child-custody case he was hearing gave rise to at least the appearance of bias, upholding a lower court's order that the case be re-heard by another judge.

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Wisconsin conservatives feel ‘snookered’ by court justice

The euphoria that Wisconsin Republicans felt after winning yet another major political battle in the state Supreme Court this week is being dampened by a scathing dissent written by one of the conservative justices, raising doubts about how solid the conservative majority actually is.

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Supreme Court rejects new trial in 1996 double homicide, clarifies transcript procedure

In a 4-3 decision announced Tuesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected the possibility of having a new trial in a decade-old double homicide case — a request made because of missing transcripts. In upholding an appellate court's previous decision, the majority concluded the defendant could not prevail without make a facially valid claim of arguably prejudicial error, no matter if all or part of a transcript is on hand.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate gets help from Republicans

A conservative-backed incumbent Wisconsin Supreme Court justice running for re-election is renting space from the state Republican Party and getting help from the GOP in circulating his nomination papers, in the latest signs of how partisan the races have become in recent years.

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Wisconsin Republicans sue Democratic attorney general

Wisconsin Republican state lawmakers sued the Democratic attorney general Thursday, arguing that he's not complying with laws passed during a lame-duck legislative session in December that limited his and the incoming governor's powers shortly before they took office.

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Hagedorn to be sworn in Thursday

Justice-elect Brian Hagedorn, Justice Rebecca Bradley and former Justice David Prosser turned out to support Dan Kelly’s bid for a full, 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court at a press conference Tuesday in the high court’s hearing room in the state Capitol. Then-Gov. Scott Walker appointed Kelly three years ago, when Prosser retired from the court. Staff photo by Erika Strebel

Brian Hagedorn's inauguration as a state Supreme Court justice this week will mark the end of a legal age and starkly underscore governors' power to reshape Wisconsin courtrooms with like-minded appointees.

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