A panel of lawmakers made up partly of personal-injury lawyers from both sides of the political aisle will be hearing public testimony Thursday on a bill calling for various changes to the state’s civil litigation rules.
An attempt made by Assembly Democrats on Tuesday to force a vote on public financing for, among other offices, Supreme Court justices was given the swift punt that most expected.
The Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would up the interest rate on judgments in small claims cases to 12 percent.
A bill that would allow crime victims to view portions of defendant’s presentence investigation reports was passed by the Assembly’s judiciary committee Tuesday morning.
Republican lawmakers are trying to get rid of the unlimited liability that parents are exposed to under Wisconsin statutes if their children cause an automobile accident before turning 18.
A group of Democratic legislators is trying to revive public financing for state Supreme Court elections.
If a bill introduced this week had been law earlier this year, David Turnpaugh would be out $780.90.
State Rep. Evan Goyke is acting on his assumption that Wisconsin residents are a simple bunch so swayed by gossip that they cannot be trusted with basic court records.
With less than a week before the Wisconsin Legislature breaks for the year, Rep. Gary Hebl, D-Sun Prairie, introduced a flurry of bills to reform recusal and decision-making standards for judges.
Madison (AP) - A government watchdog group is requesting another investigation into Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman for accepting free legal services from a law firm with cases before the high court.
Civil and criminal protections for individuals using deadly force to defend themselves would be increased under a bill passed Thursday by a state Assembly committee.
A late amendment forced legislators Thursday to postpone debate of a bill that would increase self-defense rights in the state.
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