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J.B. Van Hollen

Aug 11, 2014

Tuesday is decision day for Democrats in attorney general race

A three-way race for attorney general topped the ticket for Democrats on Tuesday in Wisconsin's statewide primary, with most of the biggest battles — including a competitive race for governor — still to come this fall.

Aug 11, 2014

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.

Aug 6, 2014

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.

Aug 6, 2014

AG’s office settles with Grassland Dairy over pollution violations

Grassland Dairy Products Inc. has been ordered to pay a $300,000 penalty to Wisconsin for violating state water pollution laws.

Aug 6, 2014

Voter ID unlikely to be reinstated by Tuesday

A federal appeals court has given opponents of Wisconsin's photo identification law until after Tuesday's primary to file their arguments as to whether it should be in effect.

Aug 5, 2014

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.

Aug 4, 2014

Van Hollen: Judge erred in striking down voter ID

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says a district judge made several errors when he struck down a state law requiring that voters show photo identification at the polls.

Aug 4, 2014

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.

Aug 1, 2014

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.

Jul 31, 2014

State’s top court upholds voter ID law (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court shot down challenges Thursday to a voter identification law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, though it may have opened the door for more litigation in the near future.

Jul 31, 2014

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.

Jul 23, 2014

Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn’t a fundamental right (UPDATE)

Wisconsin's attorney general compared gay marriage to abortion on Wednesday in arguing that there was no fundamental right to it and state laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman were reasonable.

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