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Agent ousted in child porn delays reaches deal (UPDATE)

A former Wisconsin Department of Justice supervisor who was fired for letting dozens of online child pornography cases to languish reached a settlement with the state Wednesday that calls for Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to apologize to him.

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Voter ID ruling creating confusion for primary

Voters will not have to show photo identification to cast a ballot in Tuesday's primary election, but poll watchers say they're still concerned there could be confusion thanks to a recent state Supreme Court ruling that the photo ID law is constitutional.

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Company to pay up for unlawful drug promotion

Wisconsin will receive $677,491.66 of a $35 million settlement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its parent company, Pfizer Inc., after Wyeth was accused of unlawfully promoting a drug, according to a news release from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s office.

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Van Hollen asks court to lift voter ID injunction

In the wake of a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision upholding the state’s Republican-passed voter ID law, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking a federal appellate court to lift an injunction on the law in a federal case.

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ACLU: Gay marriage ban has no ‘legitimate purpose’

Wisconsin's gay marriage ban denies same-sex couples legal protections and serves no legitimate government purpose, the American Civil Liberties Union argued Monday in a brief asking a federal appeals court to preserve a ruling that struck down the prohibition.

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Voter ID ruling creates confusion

A court-ordered change to Wisconsin's photo identification law that's designed to cut down on voter fraud is creating confusion and may even open the door to the very type of behavior Republican lawmakers were trying to prevent.

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High court upholds domestic partner registry (UPDATE)

Wisconsin's domestic partner registry does not violate the state's ban on gay marriage, the state Supreme Court said Thursday in a unanimous decision that gay rights activists hailed as an important but intermediate step in legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Judge puts same-sex marriages on hold

A federal judge on Friday put same-sex marriages in Wisconsin on hold, a week after she struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, a move that allowed more than 500 couples to wed over the last eight days.

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