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LaTonya Johnson
Jun 29, 2023

Editorial: LaTonya Johnson should resign from office, Wisconsin deserves better

Resign Sen. Johnson, Wisconsin doesn't have the time for your hate.

May 24, 2023

Editorial: A step toward a more just system

A proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature to increase pay for public defenders and assistant district attorneys strikes us as a necessary step to safeguard both public safety and the rights of those accused of crimes.

Apr 12, 2023

Editorial: Supreme Court race only opening round of in-state politics

In an historic and high-spending race for control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz crushed former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election
Mar 1, 2023

Editorial: Undo high court’s lamentable decision

In a body blow to open and transparent government and the ability of citizen watchdog groups and journalists, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 last summer that a Waukesha community group, Friends of Frame Park, was not entitled to attorney fees after suing the city of Waukesha for public records that the city later released before being ordered to do so by a court.

Feb 22, 2023

Editorial: A step in the right direction for open records

Wisconsin Republicans’ move to effectively render a recent state Supreme Court ruling moot is welcome news and should be embraced across party lines.

Feb 16, 2023

Editorial: Trust and credibility are inevitably linked

The dismissal of a complaint against one of the candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court seems appropriate to us, given the underlying accusations. But it should most definitely be a reminder to all those involved in the courts that there’s a great deal more to their credibility than just to be cognizant of the law.

Feb 9, 2023

Editorial: Mixed results from student speech survey

There’s reason to be concerned about some of the responses in the UW System’s survey of student views on free speech, but we’re not convinced the results are as revealing as some might claim.

Wisconsin state Supreme Court Election
Jan 30, 2023

Editorial: Look for a judge who hasn’t made up mind

A good judge is going to disappoint you sometimes.

Jan 19, 2023

Editorial: Get with the times

With the Wisconsin Legislature gearing up, there’s a lot to get done. In discussions at our office this week we thought of something we’d like to see legislators do, but it might take a bit more time than most legislative tasks.

Oct 7, 2022

Editorial: Legal rights can’t lightly be cast aside

There’s an old adage that says a person “who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” Generally speaking, it’s true.

Aug 20, 2021

Editorial: Court’s caution on Lokken justified

Unless we’re dramatically misreading the judge’s comments late last week about Larry Lokken’s bid for an early release, he doesn’t appear to be going home soon. That’s as it should be.

Feb 17, 2021

EDITORIAL: Legalize marijuana in Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers said last week he will propose legalizing marijuana for Wisconsin residents in his state budget as part of a plan to generate $166 million in revenue to help fund rural schools and programs for marginalized communities.


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