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Wisconsin District Attorneys Association

Apr 5, 2021

Fond du Lac prosecutor announces attorney general run

Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney will challenge Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul next year.

Oct 11, 2016

Attorneys weigh in on proposed repeal of dead man’s statute, changes to rules of evidence

Government and private-practice lawyers are weighing in on petitions calling for the elimination of Wisconsin's dead man's statute and changes to the state's rules of evidence.

Aug 20, 2015

Lawmakers revisit 23-year-old bill to reform state’s criminal procedures

Two panels of lawmakers heard both praise and criticism Thursday of a 23-year-old attempt at updating and restructuring Wisconsin’s code governing criminal procedures.

Feb 4, 2015

Walker’s budget proposes cuts to DA’s offices

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal includes decreasing the total budget for district attorney’s offices across the state.

Sep 16, 2014

Prosecutors push for 84 new positions in budget (UPDATE)

District attorneys around the state are requesting 84.4 new prosecutor positions during the 2015-17 biennium, according to a budget request released Tuesday.

May 12, 2014

Judicial Council considering next push for criminal code rewrite

The Wisconsin Judicial Council will discuss a proposed rewriting of the state’s criminal code during its meeting Friday.

Feb 21, 2014

Criminal code overhaul on hold until next legislative session – UPDATE

A bill that would rewrite Wisconsin’s criminal code won’t be passed during the current legislative session, though its sponsor said he will reintroduce it next year.

Dec 23, 2013

Prosecutors face tough realities when deciding not to pursue a case

Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol’s job often makes him unpopular.

Dec 10, 2013

Talk is cheap in John Doe probe

A lot of folks — perhaps too many — are spouting off about the John Doe probe launched by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office into the campaign of Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and more than two dozen conservative groups, among others.

Sep 24, 2013

Long road ahead for proposed criminal code overhaul

A proposal to rewrite Wisconsin’s criminal code is drawing ire from some because of a clause that would eliminate preliminary hearings in felony cases.

Feb 13, 2012

Bill would end victim testimony

Wisconsin crime victims wouldn't have to testify against their attackers during the early stages of their cases under a Republican bill making its way through the Legislature.

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