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Voter ID lawsuits may go to Supreme Court (UPDATE)

Appeals courts sent two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's blocked new voter ID law directly to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, determining it was imperative to resolve the cases quickly given the slate of important upcoming elections, including the state's presidential primaries next week.

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Federal appeals court strikes down Wis. donation law (UPDATE)

A federal appeals court has struck down a Wisconsin law limiting how much any one person can donate to independent political action groups.

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Views from around the state: State Supremes make right choice; DOJ falters on concealed carry training rules

It might have made for great reality TV, but we doubt it would have resulted in better legal decisions. A proposal by Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to open case deliberations to the public recently died a quick death after it got a chilly reception from the four conservative justices on the high court.

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High court agrees to take on barge case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Milwaukee property owner assessed the costs of removing a sunken barge from the Menomonee River. At issue is the doctrine of “judicial estoppel,” which provides that a party ...

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Milwaukee County criminal evidence piling up (VIDEO)

A Styrofoam mannequin head, a zebra riding horse and a section of wooden fence are some of the more unusual items housed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court’s criminal evidence rooms. At some point, each item may have proven critical to ...

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