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Kevin St. John

Feb 2, 2017

GOP gives law firms blank check for Wisconsin fight (UPDATE)

Republican lawmakers planned to vote Thursday on whether to hire their own attorneys to represent them in the legal fight over legislative district boundaries.

Nov 22, 2015

Who’s Doing What: Practices land on ‘Best Law Firms’ list; Probst opens new office

Jane Probst, a 1990 Marquette graduate, has opened Probst Law Office at 1011 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 203, Wauwatosa.

Jun 12, 2015

DOJ quietly fired crime lab manager

The state Department of Justice quietly fired the Madison crime lab manager last summer for what agency officials called an unsatisfactory performance, citing instances of failing to address staff performance issues, misstating policies and struggling to come up with a plan to process DNA samples taken at arrest.

May 15, 2015

Judge: Roggensack to remain chief justice (UPDATE)

A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction to delay implementing the constitutional amendment that lets justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court select their leader.

Apr 28, 2015

State’s Supreme Court chief justice selection change near (UPDATE)

Shirley Abrahamson, just as she has every day since Aug. 1, 1996, walked into the Wisconsin Supreme Court chamber on Tuesday and took her position in the center as chief justice.

Apr 21, 2015

Justice Bradley to defend herself in Abrahamson lawsuit (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley is breaking with her colleagues on the state's highest court and will serve as her own attorney in defense of a lawsuit brought by Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson challenging a voter-approved constitutional amendment.

Sep 16, 2014

DOJ never launched GPS program (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Department of Justice officials have refused to launch a pilot program that would have paid for GPS tracking for people under restraining orders, saying the technical language enacting the plan didn't actually give judges the authority to order such monitoring.

Apr 28, 2014

Tips of cybercrimes against children skyrocket

State records show that tips about the online sexual exploitation of children skyrocketed while Wisconsin's investigations of such cases languished.

Apr 22, 2014

DOJ: Agent let 43 child porn cases languish (UPDATE)

The former supervisor of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Milwaukee office allowed nearly four dozen Internet child pornography cases to languish for months, agency officials said in his termination letter.

Nov 21, 2013

Wis. Supreme Court voids contempt order preventing union elections (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 5-2 Thursday to void a Dane County judge’s contempt order that would have prevented recertification elections for public school unions from taking place this year.

Nov 11, 2013

Van Hollen on Act 10: ‘We shall win’ (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

Arguing that the law penalizes those who exercise their constitutional right of association, Madison lawyer Lester Pines argued Monday that Wisconsin’s Supreme Court should strike down the state’s controversial collective bargaining legislation.

May 23, 2013

Committee nixes solicitor general’s office (UPDATE)

The state’s Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously to eliminate Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to hire a solicitor general and three deputy solicitor generals to help the Department of Justice handle appeals and similar matters.


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