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DOJ never launched GPS program (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Department of Justice officials have refused to launch a pilot program that would have paid for GPS tracking for people under restraining orders, saying the technical language enacting the plan didn't actually give judges the authority to order such monitoring.

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State Claims Board to take up Talgo case (UPDATE)

State officials will take up a claim that the U.S.-subsidiary of a Spanish train maker has filed in a dispute stemming from Gov. Scott Walker’s refusal of federal money for the construction of a high-speed rail line between Milwaukee and Madison.

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AG candidate Richards offers populist tone

Democratic state Rep. Jon Richards pledges to be "the people's attorney general" if elected, and says he won't defend every state law if he thinks it violates the U.S. Constitution or goes against the wishes of the people.

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Holder applies same-sex marriage ruling to Justice

In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.

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