For the second time in a row, a powerful budget-writing panel has struck from the biennial budget Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate a body that updates the state’s rules of procedure.
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Gov. Scott Walker last week revealed his proposals for the 2017-2019 budget, which calls for more money for drug courts and pay progression for certain government lawyers while proposing eliminating certain review and advisory boards.Read More »
Government and private-practice lawyers are weighing in on petitions calling for the elimination of Wisconsin's dead man's statute and changes to the state's rules of evidence.Read More »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is preparing to take up long-sought changes to the state's so-called dead man's statutes, which prevent from witnesses from testifying in civil cases about communications they had with a person who has since died.Read More »
More than 20 years in the making, a proposal to overhaul the state's rules of criminal procedure still could not make it through the state Legislature this year.Read More »
The first votes to be taken Wednesday on Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal include whether to give the state Supreme Court authority over an independent commission that investigates judges, eliminate a panel that provides research on judicial issues and further cut the already greatly diminished secretary of state's office.Read More »