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Apr 2, 2020

Supreme Court assumes jurisdiction over lawsuit over clerk’s absentee-voter advice

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has assumed jurisdiction over a lawsuit involving a Dane County clerk's advice to voters to mark themselves as indefinitely confined because of the governor's stay-at-home order to get around Wisconsin's photo ID requirement.

Mar 27, 2020

GOP: Clerks can’t say everyone is confined to avoid photo ID

The Wisconsin Legislature's top Republicans told Democratic county clerks on Friday to stop telling people they can mark themselves as indefinitely confined to get around photo ID requirements for absentee ballots, saying the governor's stay-at-home order isn't a lockdown.

Feb 18, 2014

Assembly OKs bill to allow appeals of injunctions

The Wisconsin Assembly voted along party lines, 60-36, Tuesday in favor of a bill meant to speed up legal challenges made to recently passed state laws.

Feb 17, 2014

Assembly to vote on potential changes to legal challenges

The Wisconsin Assembly is set to vote Tuesday on a bill that seeks to speed up the timeline for a challenged law to make its way through the courts.

Feb 11, 2014

Senate OKs scaled-down injunction bill (UPDATE)

The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would grant the right to appeal rulings blocking state laws.

Jan 7, 2014

Lawmakers move to get faster rulings on injunctions appeals (UPDATE)

The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor voted 3-2 Tuesday in favor of a bill that proponents say would force more prompt rulings on appeals of circuit courts’ injunctions.

Jan 3, 2013

Wis. high court candidates file nomination papers

Candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court jabbed at each other Wednesday as they filed their nomination signatures, attacking each other's tactics and trading barbs over experience.

Oct 28, 2011

POMMER: ID, rules lawsuits face long odds

Teacher unions and the League of Women Voters have filed two quixotic lawsuits against laws developed this year by the Republican-controlled state government.

Oct 20, 2011

League of Women Voters sues over photo ID law (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The League of Women Voters sued Thursday to block Wisconsin’s new voter photo identification law, arguing that the state constitution clearly only bars children, felons and the mentally incompetent from voting, not people who lack photo IDs. In its lawsuit filed in Dane County Circuit Court, […]

Sep 12, 2011

Elections board told lawsuit over photo ID law coming soon (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s new law requiring photo identification be shown at the polls will be filed in the next week or two, the head of the state chapter of the League of Women Voters told the election oversight board Monday. Andrea Kaminski […]

Jun 29, 2011

Senators concerned by photo ID requirement to vote

PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen Democratic senators want the Justice Department to look into whether voting rights are being jeopardized in states that require photo identification in order for people to vote. The lawmakers wrote Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to express concern that millions of voters do not have […]


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