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Tag Archives: Dean Strang

Rittenhouse lawyers’ trial playbook: Don’t ‘crusade,’ defend

Soon after a Wisconsin jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges against him, defense attorney Mark Richards took a swipe at his predecessors, telling reporters that their tactics — leaning into Rittenhouse's portrayal as a rallying point for the right to carry weapons and defend oneself — were not his.

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Attorneys demand return of John Doe documents, investigation

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Attorneys who fought a now-closed probe into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to order prosecutors to return all documents seized in the case and order an investigation into who leaked some of them to a newspaper.

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Attorney tries to persuade committee to OK John Doe bill

An attorney trying to stop a John Doe investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups is trying to persuade a legislative committee to adopt a Republican bill constraining such probes.

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Justice recuses herself from John Doe review

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has recused herself from ruling on a lawsuit seeking to halt a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and recent recall campaigns.

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No spitting or margarine allowed: The absurd, outdated or just plain silly laws

When walking in Wauwatosa, people best keep their saliva to themselves, or risk running afoul of the law. Local ordinance 8.08.130, which mandates that nobody shall “spit, expectorate or deposit any sputum, spittle, saliva, phlegm, mucus, tobacco juice or wads of tobacco” on public property, is one of several strange Wisconsin laws still on the books. In Sun Prairie, residents ...

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