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J.B. Van Hollen

Oct 19, 2014

John Doe legal fees approach $900K

Taxpayers have paid nearly $900,000 in legal fees related to the John Doe investigation of coordinated campaign efforts between the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker and his supporters, according to a newspaper report.

Oct 14, 2014

Judge blocks law used in Walker probe (UPDATE)

A federal judge Tuesday blocked enforcement of a Wisconsin election law that's at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups.

Oct 7, 2014

State asks court to let voter ID ruling stand

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to leave Wisconsin's law requiring voters to present photo identification in place, saying changing course now will create confusion heading into the Nov. 4 elections.

Oct 6, 2014

DOJ concedes gay marriage fight over

Wisconsin's Republican attorney general is conceding the fight to preserve the state's gay marriage ban is over and he encourages everyone to now administer the law "fairly and impartially."

Oct 6, 2014

Van Hollen won’t defend election board in Doe-related suit

State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen won't defend Wisconsin elections officials against a new lawsuit connected to a secret probe of Gov. Scott Walker.

Oct 2, 2014

US Supreme Court asked to block voter law

Opponents of Wisconsin's voter photo identification law asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to take emergency action and block the requirement ahead of the Nov. 4 election, arguing there isn't enough time to implement the new rules.

Sep 18, 2014

Attorney general candidates agree to debate

Wisconsin attorney general hopefuls Brad Schimel and Susan Happ have agreed to a debate next month.

Sep 17, 2014

Federal court stays gay marriage ruling

A federal appeals court has stayed a ruling that Wisconsin's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Sep 17, 2014

Voter ID opponents file reconsideration motion (UPDATE)

Civil rights advocates have officially filed a petition asking a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling that reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law.

Sep 16, 2014

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.

Sep 16, 2014

Van Hollen wants court’s gay marriage ruling stayed

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking a federal appeals court to stay a ruling that Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans were unconstitutional.

Sep 16, 2014

Voter ID opponents demand re-hearing

Civil rights advocates said Tuesday they plan to ask the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear their challenge to Wisconsin's voter photo identification law.


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