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High Court rules federal court erred in granting habeas corpus

A federal court erred in granting habeas corpus to a defendant where the state’s witness was unavailable, because under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act a federal court cannot overturn a state court’s decision that the state took reasonable steps to find a witness merely because the federal court identified additional steps that might have been taken.

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Federal appeals court strikes down Wis. donation law (UPDATE)

A federal appeals court has struck down a Wisconsin law limiting how much any one person can donate to independent political action groups.

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Necessity of Supreme Court citation rule unclear after more than 2 years

When the Wisconsin Supreme Court next year reviews its 2009 rule that allows for citation of unpublished appellate court decisions, there may be minimal evidence to determine the value of the change.

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Wis. Supreme Court considers asking State Bar to help pay for civil appointments

Reluctant to require counties to pay the cost of civil appointments for poor people, the Wisconsin Supreme Court may turn to the State Bar for money to develop one or more pilot projects and test an ambitious proposal that could ultimately cost about $56 million per year.

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Lawmaker continues to press White House on Kagan’s role in health care law’s defense

Rep. Lamar Smith is amplifying his call to the White House to disclose more information about Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s involvement in crafting the defense of the federal health care overhaul when she was solicitor general now that the Court is set to decide the law’s constitutionality.

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Health care case to get full US Supreme Court — Kagan, Thomas included

When the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to decide the constitutionality of the federal health care law’s individual mandate, as well as several other jurisdictional and substantive issues, there was a notable omission: no mention was made about recusal of any justice from the decision.

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