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Views from around the state: State Supremes make right choice; DOJ falters on concealed carry training rules

It might have made for great reality TV, but we doubt it would have resulted in better legal decisions. A proposal by Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to open case deliberations to the public recently died a quick death after it got a chilly reception from the four conservative justices on the high court.

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Reports show animosity between Supreme Court justices

A liberal state Supreme Court justice told detectives a conservative colleague put his hands on her neck but never applied pressure, while he claims he was simply trying to ward her off as she charged him with a clenched fist, according to investigative reports released Friday.

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Late filing accepted as timely in jerky dispute

A $5 million punitive damage award has been effectively reinstated in a dispute between the shareholders of Link Snacks Inc., which makes beef jerky and other meat products. The jury actually imposed reciprocal $5 million punitive damage awards against the ...

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Supreme Court rules in school expulsion case (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that circuit courts do not have the authority to order schools to provide alternative educational opportunities for expelled students. The court ruled in a ...

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State Supreme Court denies voluntary bar petition

The push to abolish the mandatory State Bar suffered a setback Wednesday when the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a petition to make the organization voluntary. By a 4-3 vote, the court decided that the proposal submitted Feb. 11 by attorneys ...

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It’s official: Prosser wins Supreme Court recount

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin board that certifies elections declared Monday that a recount had confirmed state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg in the hard-fought April 5 election many saw ...

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Wis. public court record access may be threatened

By 
JASON SMATHERS Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin court officials fear the court’s data management system, including a popular site that allows anyone to easily look up the criminal records of friends and neighbors, could be on shaky ...

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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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Supreme Court race all about union bargaining law 


By Todd Richmond Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Everything was going according to plan for state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser. He emerged from a four-way primary in February as the top vote-getter by far. His surviving challenger, little-known ...

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