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Mar 22, 2012

DOJ appeals judge’s ruling to stop voter ID

Wisconsin's Department of Justice is appealing a judge's ruling blocking the state's voter photo identification law.

Mar 20, 2012

Judge upholds injunction in voter ID lawsuit

A Wisconsin judge has refused to lift his permanent injunction of the state's voter photo identification law.

Jan 13, 2012

Lawmakers ask US DOJ to review voter ID law

Twenty-two Democratic Wisconsin state lawmakers are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to review the state's new voter photo identification law.

Dec 22, 2011

Wis. justices consider out-of-state DOJ attorneys

Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments to decide whether attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice can appear in Wisconsin state courts without being members of the bar or being admitted pro hac vice.

Dec 21, 2011

State won’t continue with Beloit Corp. case

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development won't appeal a court ruling denying millions of dollars in severance pay for former Beloit Corp. workers.

Dec 12, 2011

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.

Nov 17, 2011

Businesses brace for new ADA accommodation rules

The vast majority of publicly accessible properties – including hotels, stores, banks, movies theaters, doctors’ offices and barber shops – will be affected by new accessibility rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act governing public accommodations.

Oct 27, 2011

Justice Dept. sues apartment complex, alleges racial discrimination

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is suing a La Crosse apartment complex and its manager, alleging racial discrimination. The lawsuit alleges that the manager of Geneva Terrace Apartments told prospective African-American renters that apartments were not available while telling prospective white renters that apartments were available. The complaint alleges that […]

Oct 26, 2011

5 states take Asian carp case to Supreme Court (UPDATE)

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear their plea for quicker federal action to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi river watersheds. Michigan Attorney Bill Schuette said he had filed a […]

Oct 13, 2011

Walker reviewing proposed concealed carry rules (UPDATE)

Over objections of the National Rifle Association and some Republican lawmakers, anyone wishing to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin would have to undergo four hours of training even though the law does not require that.

Sep 30, 2011

U.S. Attorney’s Office considering four for special assistant role

Four recent law school graduates are in the running for an unpaid special assistant position at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Madison.

Sep 28, 2011

Conspiracy added to charges against neurosurgeon

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee area neurosurgeon is facing additional federal charges that accuse him of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. A new indictment was returned Wednesday in Milwaukee alleging Dr. Arvind Ahuja, of Greendale, conspired with bankers to conceal foreign bank accounts from the IRS. The indictment alleges Anhuja told bankers he […]

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