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High court agrees to take on barge case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Milwaukee property owner assessed the costs of removing a sunken barge from the Menomonee River. At issue is the doctrine of “judicial estoppel,” which provides that a party ...

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Republicans ask justices to act in union case

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TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys for Republican lawmakers asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a judge’s order blocking the state’s polarizing union rights law, while Democrats urged the justices to uphold the ...

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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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DOJ asks court to lift ban on union law 


By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State attorneys asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday to immediately vacate a Madison judge’s decision striking down Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious collective bargaining law. Judge Maryann Sumi invalidated the ...

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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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Attorneys ask judge to toss union lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State attorneys have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious collective bargaining law. Democratic Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne alleges Republican lawmakers violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law during debate on ...

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