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Oct 7, 2015

Lawmakers propose gender restrictions in schools

Two Republican legislators are proposing a law that would bar transgender students from using the locker room or bathroom assigned to the gender with which they identify.

Oct 5, 2015

Opponents ask court to relax voter ID requirements

Opponents of Wisconsin's voter identification law argued in federal court Monday that the legislation is improperly restrictive and should be expanded to allow people to use more forms of ID.

Oct 2, 2015

High court to hear former DOJ detective’s whistleblower case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week in a former state Justice Department investigator's whistleblower case.

Aug 31, 2015

DOJ secures $1.8m in restitution in travel case

The state Department of Justice has agreed to a $2.3 million settlement to resolve two travel scam cases.

Aug 26, 2015

Walker administration assigns armed guards to DOJ offices

Gov. Scott Walker's administration plans to post armed security guards at the entrances to the state Department of Justice's Madison headquarters.

Aug 19, 2015

Justice officials move to dismiss redistricting lawsuit

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed over a state legislative district map, claiming the 2011 lines were drawn to the advantage of Republicans.

Jul 29, 2015

Media advocates: Law doesn’t need changes for body cameras (UPDATE)

Wisconsin's open records law doesn't need a substantial rewrite to address police body camera videos, media advocates argued at a state Department of Justice summit on the statutes Wednesday.

Jul 15, 2015

Feds say they have shut down Darkode malware marketplace

The Justice Department shut down an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones, authorities said Wednesday.

Jun 14, 2015

DOJ records show lab manager fired, agents suspended (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Department of Justice fired a crime victim technician last year for giving a grant applicant an unfair advantage and punished agents for a variety of reasons, including losing evidence, speaking with a suspect's family and launching an unauthorized drug investigation, records show.

Jun 14, 2015

Judge awards nearly $45K to Capitol protesters

A judge has awarded nearly $45,000 in legal fees and damages to six protesters issued citations during demonstrations at the Wisconsin State Capitol four years ago.

Jun 12, 2015

DOJ quietly fired crime lab manager

The state Department of Justice quietly fired the Madison crime lab manager last summer for what agency officials called an unsatisfactory performance, citing instances of failing to address staff performance issues, misstating policies and struggling to come up with a plan to process DNA samples taken at arrest.

Jun 1, 2015

Voting advocates file lawsuit challenging restrictions (UPDATE)

A liberal group and a voting rights organization have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a host of changes Republicans have made to Wisconsin's election laws, alleging the provisions burden black people, Latinos and Democratic-leaning voters.


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