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Jul 16, 2015

Court ends Walker probe; what it means to you

The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s order closing an investigation involving Gov. Scott Walker keeps the state’s John Doe law intact but could encourage more defense lawyers to challenge search warrants.

Sep 25, 2014

GM recall saga: To settle or fight in court

As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially lengthy court battle.

May 22, 2014

Media attorneys request secret Walker documents

Attorneys representing Wisconsin media groups say a judge should unseal all documents that don't reveal private information about the subjects of a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and others.

May 16, 2014

Prosecutors object to keeping probe records secret (UPDATE)

Prosecutors overseeing the investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and other conservative groups are objecting to a request that some of the records in the case remain secret.

May 7, 2014

Federal court gives governor big win (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker emerged with a major victory this week when a federal court halted a secret investigation into his 2012 recall campaign and conservative groups that supported him, ruling the probe was a breach of free-speech rights.

Jun 25, 2012

Prospects of updating recall law unclear

Wisconsin lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that the state's recall law needs to be updated, but they may have trouble compromising.

Jun 5, 2012

J&J to stop selling pelvic mesh tied to lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson plans to stop selling surgical mesh implants used to treat women's health problems, which have been linked to injuries and triggered hundreds of lawsuits.

Jun 4, 2012

US Justice Dept. to monitor recall election

The U.S. Justice Department says it will monitor elections in Wisconsin and three other states this week to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act. The law prohibits discrimination in the election process.

May 14, 2012

Attorney: Officials can ban weapons at polls

Local governments can ban concealed weapons at all manner of polling sites, from city halls to assisted living facilities, state election officials have concluded.

Apr 25, 2012

Commission to consider judges’ recall signatures

The Wisconsin Judicial Commission could decide Friday whether to take any action against 29 state circuit court judges who signed petitions to recall Gov. Scott Walker.

Apr 20, 2012

Van Hollen says he’s concerned about voter fraud

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he is very concerned about voter fraud as six recall elections near, including one targeting fellow Republican, Gov. Scott Walker.

Apr 12, 2012

Court ruling puts final touch on election map

Two Milwaukee voting districts were revised Wednesday in favor of Democrats and an immigrant-rights group, concluding a federal lawsuit over the constitutionality of the state's newest election maps.


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