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Dec 19, 2019

Lawsuit seeks to block Wisconsin crime victims amendment

A lawsuit filed on Thursday seeks to block a statewide vote on a ballot question that would amend the Wisconsin Constitution to expand crime victims' rights, arguing that the proposal is deceptive and a threat to the rights of the accused.

Oct 15, 2019

GOP starts push to curb governor’s veto powers

Wisconsin Republicans continued their push on Tuesday to weaken Gov. Tony Evers' powers, holding a hearing on a constitutional amendment prohibiting him from using his veto pen to increase spending.

Jul 9, 2019

GOP proposes constitutional amendment limiting veto power

Wisconsin Republicans are proposing a constitutional amendment that would prevent the governor from using his or her partial veto powers to increase spending in any bills.

May 10, 2019

Constitutional boundaries need enforcement

On May 15, the Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the legality of the December 2018 “extraordinary session.” The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is one of the plaintiffs in this lawsuit. In recent weeks, there have been some misconceptions perpetuated by those who oppose the merits of our case. Here are some facts of the lawsuit:

Feb 4, 2019

Wisconsin cities amend rules for sex-offender residency

Dozens of Wisconsin municipalities have expanded the areas where convicted sex offenders are allowed to live after being released from prison.

Nov 13, 2017

View from around the state: Keep your hands off the US Constitution

America doesn't need an unprecedented and dangerous constitutional convention to balance its federal budget. It needs real leadership, more courage and cooperation in Washington.

Dec 16, 2014

ACLU sues over nativity scene

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is suing a southeastern Indiana county over a nativity scene that's been erected for more than a half-century on its courthouse lawn.

Sep 27, 2013

BEV BUTULA: Constitution annotated on new iOS app

I missed Constitution Day last week. What I didn’t miss however, was the release of a new iOS app for the Constitution Annotated (also known as the U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation).

Jul 23, 2013

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Supreme Court ruling breaks the silence

Most lawyers have assumed that the Constitution is unambiguous in preserving one’s right to remain silent.

Mar 13, 2013

Labor board to appeal recess case to Supreme Court

The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday it plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a far-reaching decision that invalidated President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the agency.

Sep 13, 2012

Justice Thomas: Americans still arguing over government limits

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says the same arguments the Founding Fathers fought over during the creation of the United States are still raging today.

Jul 24, 2012

THE DARK SIDE: Medicaid case fails test for jury

Last month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the state is entitled to a jury trial when suing a private actor for Medicaid fraud under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (State v. Abbott Laboratories, 2012 WI 62).


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