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William Pocan

Feb 23, 2023

Dems consider break with tradition to get Biden more judges

Even as Democrats celebrated the 100th judicial confirmation of Joe Biden's presidency, they are clamoring for more — and some are flirting with ending a century-long Senate practice to help make it happen.

Dec 29, 2022

Biden outpacing Trump, Obama with diverse judicial nominees

For the Biden White House, a quartet of four female judges in Colorado encapsulates its mission when it comes to the federal judiciary.

Feb 17, 2022

Opposition from Sen. Johnson threatens Biden’s judicial pick of Pocan

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's opposition to one of President Joe Biden's nominees surprised Democrats on Wednesday and presented a fresh test to a tradition that over the years has allowed individual senators to block the confirmation of judges from their home states.

Feb 23, 2021

What’s in a name change? LGBT center helps trans people go through name-change process

The Milwaukee County courthouse can be a daunting place for pro se petitioners. And for transgender people who are trying to change their names, the entire legal process can appear just as intimidating.

Sep 7, 2020

Legal Aid Society on front lines defending Milwaukee evictions

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Milwaukee residents Estella Johnson and her husband were struggling with reduced work hours and were fighting an eviction order from a landlord she said doesn't perform repairs and who changed the locks without notifying tenants.

May 2, 2014

Obama nominates Pepper for federal judge

Pamela Pepper has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be a federal judge in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Feb 14, 2014

Judges, attorney nominated to fill Eastern District spot

Two Milwaukee judges and one attorney have been recommended to the White House to fill a vacant seat in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Nov 14, 2013

Appeals court: New pension agreement does not affect existing users

A pension board’s decision to alter the terms of a pension does not affect those already vested in the system, the state appellate court said in an opinion Thursday.

Jul 29, 2013

Milwaukee bankruptcy attorney facing misconduct charges

A Milwaukee bankruptcy attorney is facing eight charges for alleged misconduct in his handling of four bankruptcy cases between 2008 and 2010, according to a Wisconsin Supreme Court filing.

Mar 8, 2013

MBA to host Branch 45 judicial forum

The Milwaukee Bar Association will host a judicial forum for the candidates seeking election to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45.

Mar 16, 2012

Judge grants new life to Draculaura

Wisconsin judges have substantial latitude when granting petitions for name changes.


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