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Jill Karofsky

Feb 16, 2023

Editorial: Trust and credibility are inevitably linked

The dismissal of a complaint against one of the candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court seems appropriate to us, given the underlying accusations. But it should most definitely be a reminder to all those involved in the courts that there’s a great deal more to their credibility than just to be cognizant of the law.

Feb 13, 2023

Panel scolds Wisconsin justice for remarks in Trump case

A judicial oversight commission has dismissed a complaint against a liberal-leaning Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who accused an attorney for former President Donald Trump of making racist contentions and trying to protect his "king" in a case challenging the 2020 election results in the battleground state.

Jul 8, 2022

Court: Local health officers can issue unilateral orders

Local health officers can unilaterally issue orders to slow diseases, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision upholding contentious orders limiting indoor gatherings and mandating masks that Dane County officials handed down during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jul 7, 2022

Wisconsin court rules against transgender sex offender

The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority said Thursday that a transgender woman cannot change her name because she is on the state's sex offender registry and the law does not allow people on the registry to change their names.

Jul 7, 2022

Wisconsin court’s open records ruling decried as gutting law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority on Wednesday issued a ruling limiting when people who sue over open records requests can recover attorney's fees, a decision that the court's liberals and advocates for open government decried as gutting the law.

Jul 6, 2021

After split reasoning on certified question, private-school busing lawsuit to return to 7th Circuit

A lawsuit over busing requirements for private, religious schools in Wisconsin will return to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jan 14, 2021

UW Law professors in favor of rule to allow law students more supervised practice time

Several UW Law School professors testified in favor of allowing law-school students more supervised practice time in Wisconsin before they graduate.

Dec 28, 2020

Roggensack ‘concerned’ about recent comments about courts, calls for togetherness

Chief Justice Pat Roggensack said she's "concerned" about comments made about members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, releasing a statement on Christmas Day decrying online attacks against justices and calling for togetherness.

Dec 24, 2020

Reader rankings, judicial races, disciplinary actions among most-read stories of 2020

Contested judicial races and disciplinary actions against attorneys made the Wisconsin Law Journal's list of most-read stories in 2020.

Aug 3, 2020

New Wisconsin justice sworn in during ultramarathon

The new Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky has finished her 100-mile ultramarathon after being sworn in mid-run.

Jul 16, 2020

Candidates, groups spent record $10M on Wisconsin court race

Outside groups and the three candidates combined to spend a record $10 million in the state Supreme Court election this spring, according to a report released by a government watchdog Thursday.

Jun 12, 2020

Wisconsin judges call for more diversity in legal profession

More than two dozen Wisconsin appellate court judges, including two sitting justices on the state Supreme Court, called Friday for combating racism and increasing diversity in the legal profession.


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