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Maria Lazar

Dec 1, 2022

Strampe to take Lazar’s spot on Waukesha County Circuit Court bench

Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Frederick Strampe to the Waukesha County Circuit Court-Branch 7. The appointment will fill the vacancy created by Judge Maria Lazar’s election to the Court of Appeals, District II. Strampe will complete a term ending July 31, 2023.

Aug 19, 2022

Deadline extended for Waukesha County Circuit Court applicants

Gov. Tony Evers announced on July 29 that he is seeking applicants for the Waukesha County Circuit Court-Branch 7. On Friday, the governor announced he is extending the application deadline for the appointment. Application materials must now be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.

Apr 6, 2022

ELECTION RESULTS: Lazar wins Court of Appeals seat; many other judges elected in uncontested bids

Voters in southeastern Wisconsin elevated a conservative-backed Waukesha County judge to a state Court of Appeals seat on Tuesday in a race that took a sharp partisan turn and featured ads referring to the Waukesha Christmas parade killings.

Nov 4, 2021

Lazar launches campaign for Wisconsin Court of Appeals seat

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Maria Lazar has launched her campaign for the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals District II.

Jul 12, 2018

Neubauer announces candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Lisa Neubauer, the chief judge on the state appeals court, announced Thursday she is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a bid to replace the retiring liberal Justice Shirley Abrahamson next year.

Jun 13, 2018

Waukesha County Judge Lazar considering Supreme Court run

Add Waukesha County Circuit Judge Maria Lazar to the ever-growing list of those considering a run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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.

Mar 18, 2015

Lazar excels in the spotlight

Representing Wisconsin in court cases that have captured national interest, Maria Lazar, assistant attorney general for the state Department of Justice, has had an undoubtedly eventful past four years. What comes next for the Brookfield native likely will be no less interesting: judge in Waukesha County Circuit Court, Branch 7.

Apr 24, 2014

Judge hears arguments in abortion lawsuit (UPDATE)

A state attorney urged a judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to void statutes that require doctors to decide if a woman is consenting voluntarily to an abortion and to be present when the woman gets abortion-inducing drugs.

Apr 17, 2013

ACLU questions Capitol policy in court (UPDATE)

Civil rights attorneys pressed a federal judge Wednesday to temporarily block the state's Capitol access policy, arguing the rules stifle free speech and don't serve any legitimate government interest.

Jun 21, 2012

Lazar grabs plenty of headlines as DOJ attorney

When she applied for the role of Wisconsin assistant attorney general, Maria Lazar thought it looked like a challenging opportunity but never realized “high-profile” could describe the role.

Apr 20, 2012

Walker reinstated DOJ bonuses despite shortfall

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker quietly reinstated a program to give merit raises and bonuses to some state workers even as he preached cost-cutting and pushed through a law reducing most public workers' pay and eliminating their union rights.

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