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Attorneys: Court should protect school chief’s powers

The state Supreme Court wrestled on Wednesday with whether to let the governor trump the state schools superintendent's policies, a decision that could hand de facto control of Wisconsin schools to the schools and undo a ruling the justices handed down two years ago establishing the superintendent's independence.

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Justices grill lawyers in property tax assessment case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday heard oral arguments in Milewski v. Town of Dover, in which the justices are weighing in on matters such as whether an in-home inspection for tax purposes constitutes a warrantless search prohibited by the Fourth Amendment.

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Closing Arguments: Should two justices have recused themselves in John Doe case?

Brendan Fischer is general counsel for the Center for Media and Democracy, a group that often takes up liberal causes.

In July, the Wisconsin Supreme Court handed down a 4-2 decision that brought to a halt a John Doe investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign, during the 2012 recall election, worked illegally with outside groups. Two of the justices who ruled with the majority — David Prosser and Michael Gableman — had previously been asked to recuse themselves.

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State justices’ boycott reflects divided court

A Wednesday afternoon boycott staged by four state justices enhanced the fractured image of the Supreme Court and could happen again if its leader doesn’t conform to a new protocol.

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Lawmaker calls for investigation of court justice (UPDATE)

A government watchdog group and a Democratic state lawmaker on Tuesday called for investigations into free legal services Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman received from a prominent law firm.

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Recusal issue may return after Tuesday’s election

Defense attorneys may renew their campaign to recuse Justice Michael Gableman from criminal cases should attorney JoAnne Kloppenburg defeat Incumbent Justice David Prosser in Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election. With Prosser on the court, the six state Supreme Court justices ...

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