A man who killed five of his fellow employees at the Molson Coors brewery in Milwaukee before shooting himself was likely driven by "mental health issues" more so than racism, Milwaukee's police chief said.Read More »
Defense attorneys and judges foresee little problem with filling a new probation program launched in Milwaukee County, though questions remain about how it will compare to regular probation.Read More »
A Brookfield attorney who pled guilty to felony fraud charges on Wednesday could face a stricter sentence structure than normal because of missed court appearances that resulted in his arrest and incarceration.Read More »
By Jack Zemlicka A broken-down elevator in Milwaukee County Jail is slowing down attorneys, delaying court cases and irritating inmates. The ground-floor elevator, solely used for professional visits to inmates, broke down about five months ago. Gary Waszak, interim director ...Read More »
Four justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed recently that a defendant’s custodial statements were properly suppressed, because the defendant had already been charged, had retained counsel and the authorities knew he had retained counsel.Read More »
Defense attorneys may renew their campaign to recuse Justice Michael Gableman from criminal cases should attorney JoAnne Kloppenburg defeat Incumbent Justice David Prosser in Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election. With Prosser on the court, the six state Supreme Court justices ...
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A state budget provision that would alter and eliminate early release options for inmates could prompt criminal defense attorneys to take more cases to trial. Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-13 state budget proposal strengthens the truth-in-sentencing laws passed more than a ...Read More »