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Tag Archives: Department of Justice

Schimel taps assistant prosecutor to lead criminal appeals

Attorney General Brad Schimel has chosen a new leader for the state Department of Justice’s criminal-appeals unit. Schimel announced Thursday that he had chosen Assistant Attorney General Clayton Kawski to fill the spot. Kawski started working for the DOJ in 2010. He led the DOJ’s special-litigation and appeals unit but left in 2016 when Gov. Scott Walker appointed him to ...

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Hearing to be held in firing of DOJ officer

Wisconsin's whistleblower law may have been violated when a special agent was fired after alleging that his boss was illegally making and selling guns, the state Department of Workforce Development said.

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US judge blasts DOJ over drug sentence disparities

A federal judge in Iowa has sharply criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for creating massive drug sentencing disparities by failing to have a policy, until recently, advising prosecutors on when to double the prison time for repeat offenders.

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DOJ appeals abortion law injunction

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has appealed a federal judge's injunction blocking a new law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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WPS agrees to settle Clean Air Act violations

The U.S. Department of Justice says the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. has agreed to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty and make substantial investments in pollution controls in order to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act.

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Judge tosses Asian carp suit; states can amend it

A federal judge Monday threw out a lawsuit filed by five states that want barriers placed in Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but said he would consider new arguments if the case were filed again.

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