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Roggensack says she felt ‘blindsided’ by chief justice 

By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A proposal by the Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice has drawn a distrustful response from at least one colleague. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson proposed Wednesday that four justices not be considered a quorum unless their meeting were previously listed on the court calendar. She said she wants to avoid a hypothetical ...

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Attorney: New campaign ad rules too broad (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A rule designed to regulate those nasty campaign ads that flood Wisconsin air waves every fall could stifle political speech across the state, an attorney for a coalition of conservative groups argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. The group wants the high court to strike down the rule. The ...

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Reports show animosity between Supreme Court justices

A liberal state Supreme Court justice told detectives a conservative colleague put his hands on her neck but never applied pressure, while he claims he was simply trying to ward her off as she charged him with a clenched fist, according to investigative reports released Friday.

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Supreme Court rules in school expulsion case (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that circuit courts do not have the authority to order schools to provide alternative educational opportunities for expelled students. The court ruled in a case involving a 15-year-old high school student who was expelled for three semesters from a Madison public high school in ...

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Justices by appointment only?

The state Supreme Court election process is not perfect, Justice Patience Roggensack said, but it’s not worth abandoning as a result of recent bickering amongst the court.

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State Supreme Court denies voluntary bar petition

The push to abolish the mandatory State Bar suffered a setback Wednesday when the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a petition to make the organization voluntary. By a 4-3 vote, the court decided that the proposal submitted Feb. 11 by attorneys Steve Levine and Jim Thiel lacked enough detail to warrant a public hearing. “Where are we going on this?” asked ...

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