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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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Editorial: Aim for real change

A proposal in 2006 to let school employees carry concealed weapons popped up five days after a 15-year-old student shot and killed Weston High School Principal John Klang.

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EDITORIAL: Write on

The best way to write an opinion is the subject of some debate, but there is no denying that a concise, no-words-minced ruling that cuts through the unnecessary legalese and posturing is an easier and more enjoyable read, and thus, one more likely to affect more people.

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Editorial: Making up for lost time

When justly convicted Wisconsin inmates are released, they walk out of prison armed with a written plan for re-entering society and the phone number of at least one state employee who will guide them through the transition.

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Editorial: Veterans courts built to last

This month’s Wisconsin Law Journal print edition's cover story about veterans courts has lots of information, but glaringly lacks the answer to the most important question: Are veterans courts successful?

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Editorial: Don’t just sit back and complain

It would be easy to criticize Polk County Judge Jeffrey Anderson for setting a low bail amount for Scott Youngmark less than two weeks before Youngmark allegedly murdered his fiancée, Kari Roberts, on Dec. 1.

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Editorial: The cost of justice

Although it appears Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is about to win the biggest legal battle of his career, he should be worried, even embarrassed, about the cost.

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EDITORIAL: The value of a signature withheld

Pure objectivity is a myth. In that respect, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan did nothing wrong when he signed a petition in November to recall Gov. Scott Walker and then, in March, granted a temporary injunction to stop the law that requires every voter show a photo ID before casting a ballot.

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