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Sep 12, 2014

Appeals court reinstates voter ID law (UPDATE)

In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday — just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election.

Sep 11, 2014

Judges grant adoptions by same-sex couples (UPDATE)

At least two Dane County judges have granted adoptions that recognize the marriages of same-sex couples.

Sep 9, 2014

State appeals gay marriage case to high court (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Sep 5, 2014

States urge US Supreme Court to take up gay marriage

A stinging rejection of same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana, issued by a unanimous and unequivocal U.S. appeals court, has brought hope to those fighting the laws that the U.S. Supreme Court will feel pressure to rule soon in their favor.

Aug 28, 2014

Justice Department delayed porn probes statewide, records show

Newly released records show the state Department of Justice suspended an employee for failing to forward tips about child pornography to supervisors.

Aug 26, 2014

Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

Aug 25, 2014

7th Circuit to hear gay marriage arguments Tuesday

A federal appeals court is set to hear oral arguments on whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry in Wisconsin.

Aug 22, 2014

Appeals Court delays voter ID decision

A federal appeals court put off a decision until next month on whether to put Wisconsin's voter ID law back in place.

Aug 19, 2014

Oral arguments scheduled in voter ID case

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Sept. 12 on whether Wisconsin’s voter ID law is constitutional.

Aug 13, 2014

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.

Aug 13, 2014

Federal judge won’t put voter ID ruling on hold

A federal judge has denied a request by Wisconsin's attorney general to put on hold his decision blocking the state's voter identification law from taking effect.

Aug 12, 2014

Happ wins Democratic attorney general primary

Susan Happ, a rural district attorney who rode a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in her only campaign ad, handily defeated two other Democratic challengers Tuesday to win the nomination for attorney general.


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