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Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty

Sep 26, 2022

Conservative outlet sues for parole records

A conservative Wisconsin news outlet sued the Wisconsin Parole Commission on Monday, alleging that it has refused to comply with open records requests made earlier this year.

May 24, 2022

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.

May 4, 2022

Panel suspends rule regulating pool standards at Wisconsin rental properties

Wisconsin homeowners are getting at least a temporary reprieve from a rule calling on them to obtain a commercial pool license before listing their pools or hot tubs on sites like Airbnb or VRBO.

Jan 24, 2022

Wisconsin judge refuses to stay drop box restrictions ruling

A Wisconsin judge refused Friday to stay a ruling restricting the use of absentee ballot drop boxes, rejecting arguments that the decision will confuse voters heading into the Feb. 15 spring primary.

Dec 1, 2021

Top Wisconsin court affirms GOP’s preferred approach to maps

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Republicans in a redistricting dispute, ruling that it saw no need to make significant changes to the maps that have helped the GOP win majorities in the state Legislature and congressional delegation.

Nov 17, 2021

Parents sue school district over transition policy

Some parents are suing the Kettle Moraine School District over a policy that allows minor students to change their names and gender pronouns at school without parental consent.

Nov 16, 2021

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 […]

Oct 6, 2021

UW says complaint over counselors based on outdated info

A conservative legal group has threatened legal action against the University of Wisconsin-Madison for allegedly hiring three mental health providers to serve only students of color.

Aug 19, 2021

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.

Jul 22, 2021

Lawsuit challenges Madison building ordinance meant to protect birds

A group of construction and development interests filed suit against the city of Madison on Thursday over an ordinance local officials adopted last summer to require that new high-rise buildings be designed in a way intended to prevent bird collisions.

May 24, 2021

Judge keeps restaurant aid priority for women, minorities

A federal judge has ruled against a conservative legal group that sought an immediate halt to the priority status for restaurants and bars owned by women and certain minorities in President Joe Biden's COVID-19 relief package.

May 4, 2021

Certified question before state Supreme Court seeks clarity on private-school busing requirements

Busing services for children attending private religious schools figured at the center of a certified question before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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