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Justices debate Wisconsin school’s gender change policy

The Wisconsin Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with whether to block a Madison school district policy that prohibits staff from informing parents that their children have changed genders, with opponents arguing the policy amounts to a secret experiment on children and supporters countering that the guidance protects student privacy.

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High court hears challenge of sales tax used for Resch Expo, other projects

A case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday threatens to invalidate a Brown County sales tax used to reduce debt and pay for road work, a new expo center and other projects. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, arguing on behalf of a group called the Brown County Taxpayers Alliance, contended the state Legislature has required counties to ...

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Conservatives ask justices to toss Dane County mask mandate

A conservative law firm asked the state Supreme Court to toss out Dane County's new mask mandate Wednesday, saying county health officials overstepped their authority. Public Health Madison and Dane County, the joint city-county health department, issued a requirement Tuesday that everyone older than 2 wear a mask indoors as a way of slowing COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant.

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WILL proposes reforms to Wisconsin emergency powers

A new report from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty proposes a series of reforms to Wisconsin's emergency-powers statutes, including preventing emergency declarations from lasting more than 30 days and prohibiting orders from confining people to their homes.

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Wisconsin justices skeptical of GOP redistricting proposal

A Republican-backed push to fast-track redistricting lawsuits in the Wisconsin Supreme Court met with skepticism during a Thursday hearing, as the court's conservative chief justice questioned why the proposal was necessary and wondered how the thinly staffed court could be expected to draw maps.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court focuses on redistricting

The Wisconsin Supreme Court turns its attention to redistricting on Thursday, considering a request backed by Republicans to change its current procedures for handling cases related to the once-a-decade process of drawing new political boundaries.

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