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Richard Niess

Mar 3, 2020

Court refuses to refund airlines’ property taxes

A state appeals court refused Tuesday to refund $4.2 million that two airlines paid in Wisconsin property taxes.

Jun 12, 2019

A look at where Wisconsin’s lame-duck laws, challenges stand

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reinstated almost all of the laws passed by Republicans during a December lame-duck legislative session that limited the powers of the state's incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.

Mar 28, 2019

Wisconsin appeals court restores laws from lame-duck session

A Wisconsin appeals court on Wednesday reinstated laws Republicans passed during a lame-duck session to weaken the Democratic governor and attorney general, but the statutes remain blocked because of a ruling in a separate case.

Mar 26, 2019

2nd Wisconsin judge blocks sections of lame-duck laws (UPDATE)

A second Wisconsin judge on Tuesday blocked parts of laws that Republicans passed in a lame-duck session limiting Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers, handing Democrats another legal victory in their battle against the legislation in less than a week.

Mar 22, 2019

Republicans ask to stay order blocking lame-duck laws

Wisconsin Republicans asked an appeals court on Friday to immediately halt a judge's order that had blocked GOP-backed laws limiting the powers of Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, both Democrats.

Mar 21, 2019

Wisconsin AG moves to withdraw from lawsuit

Attorney General Josh Kaul has filed a motion to withdraw Wisconsin from an ongoing federal lawsuit seeking repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Mar 21, 2019

Judge blocks Republican-written lame-duck laws

A judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking Wisconsin Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, both Democrats.

Mar 18, 2019

Attorney tries to persuade judge to toss lame-duck lawsuit (UPDATE)

An attorney for Republican legislators urged a judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit challenging lame-duck laws limiting the governor and attorney general's powers, warning that blocking the laws could throw decades' worth of other statutes into jeopardy.

Feb 8, 2019

Judge orders state education department to release records

A conservative legal group has sued Wisconsin's education department, saying it improperly withheld public records and illegally told school districts not to immediately release documents.

Mar 27, 2018

Judge rejects Walker’s bid to delay calling special election

A judge scheduled an emergency hearing Tuesday following a late-night request from the Wisconsin Department of Justice to delay an order requiring Gov. Scott Walker to call special elections for a pair of vacant legislative seats.

Apr 4, 2016

Court fumbles with abortion-case ruling

The Court of Appeals rejected Planned Parenthood’s bid for declaratory judgment on the construction of two abortion statutes, and in the process damaged the idea of justiciability.

Oct 14, 2015

Appeals court says Schimel must release training videos (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel must make public a pair of law enforcement training videos he made before being elected and that Democrats say show him making inappropriate comments, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.


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