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Feb 20, 2020

Wisconsin Senate approves procedures for police body cams

The public would have access to most police body-camera video under a bipartisan bill passed Wednesday by the state Senate.

Jan 14, 2020

GOP introduces tougher sanctions, sentences for criminals

Wisconsin Republicans are introducing a package of bills that would impose tougher sanctions and sentences on criminals.

Jan 22, 2018

View from around the state: Wanggaard’s bill puts crime victims first

A judge's order of restitution doesn't make a criminal incident magically disappear, nor does it remove the memory of the incident from the victim's mind. It's an attempt by the judge to make things right for the victim by ordering the convicted person to pay back the victim for criminal wrongdoing against that person.

Jun 24, 2014

Hearings on preliminary hearings becoming not so preliminary

The longest preliminary hearing occurred in Outagamie County in September 1987. It took six weeks.

Jun 17, 2014

Committee won’t pursue change to preliminary hearings (UPDATE)

Following a morning of criticism about a proposed criminal code rewrite that would eliminate preliminary hearings, a Wisconsin Judicial Council committee voted to not pursue the change Tuesday.

May 12, 2014

Judicial Council considering next push for criminal code rewrite

The Wisconsin Judicial Council will discuss a proposed rewriting of the state’s criminal code during its meeting Friday.

Feb 21, 2014

Criminal code overhaul on hold until next legislative session – UPDATE

A bill that would rewrite Wisconsin’s criminal code won’t be passed during the current legislative session, though its sponsor said he will reintroduce it next year.

Oct 7, 2013

Committee to meet on criminal code overhaul

The Assembly’s judiciary committee will hold a public hearing in Milwaukee on Friday for a bill that seeks to overhaul the state’s criminal code for the first time since 1969.

Sep 24, 2013

Long road ahead for proposed criminal code overhaul

A proposal to rewrite Wisconsin’s criminal code is drawing ire from some because of a clause that would eliminate preliminary hearings in felony cases.

Jul 26, 2011

Criminal code updates inch forward

Revisions to Wisconsin’s criminal code, a project 20 years in the making, are getting closer to the state Legislature. A 300-page proposal is before the Wisconsin Judicial Council, which is expected to review the proposal prior to a September meeting, said staff attorney April Southwick. “It’s a monster,” she said. “But I know it’s a […]


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