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Rhonda Lanford

Feb 20, 2023

Judge OKs ballot measures for April election

A Wisconsin judge on Monday ruled that two Republican-backed measures can appear on the April ballot over the objections of criminal justice advocates who said elections officials had missed the state deadline.

Jan 3, 2023

Judge: People can sell candy, cakes, cookies without license

A Dane County judge has ruled that people can sell a wide range of homemade food without a commercial license or kitchen.

Jan 10, 2022

Judge rejects attempt to block election subpoena

A Wisconsin judge on Monday rejected an attempt by the state's Democratic attorney general to block a subpoena issued by a Republican-hired attorney seeking to interview the state's chief elections administrator and obtain election-related documents and data as part of a GOP-ordered investigation.

Dec 2, 2015

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Walker over minimum wage

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Gov. Scott Walker that sought to force an increase in Wisconsin's minimum wage.

Sep 6, 2015

Judge won’t block budget cuts to secretary of state’s office

A Dane County judge has declined to issue a temporary injunction to halt state budget cuts affecting the office of Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette.

Aug 14, 2015

Attorneys spar over secretary of state cuts (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette tried to persuade a judge Friday to temporarily block provisions in the state budget that slash La Follette's budget by nearly 50 percent, arguing the cuts have crippled his office and he can't fulfill his duties.

Jun 24, 2014

Madison man charged with threatening judge

A convicted felon has been charged with threatening a circuit court judge by leaving a series of threatening and harassing voicemails on her office phone after the judge ruled against him in a small claims case.

Apr 30, 2014

Lawyers question trade group’s role in lawsuit

In suing the city of Middleton over its bidding procedures, the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin is doing something it has not done in at least two decades.

Dec 30, 2013

COURT GESTURES BLOG: What’s in a name?

A Madison man wants a federal judge to fire a judge and pay him $1 million to compensate him for a denied name change petition.

Apr 3, 2013

Walker says he may not appoint Dane County judges

Gov. Scott Walker says he may no longer bother with filling vacancies for judicial openings in Dane County after a second appointee of his was ousted by voters.

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