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Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty

Apr 29, 2021

White farmers sue seeking government loan forgiveness

A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can't participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they're white.

Apr 1, 2021

Conservative law firm demands ministers see prisoners

A conservative law firm wants state corrections officials to relax COVID-19 safety protocols and allow volunteer ministers to visit prison inmates.

Mar 1, 2021

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.

Jan 28, 2021

WILL files notice of claim over MPS union-leave policy

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty is preparing for a legal fight over a Milwaukee Public Schools policy that allows employees to take paid union leave.

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Jan 22, 2021

WILL hires 2 attorneys, 2 policy experts

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is adding to its team with two new attorneys and two policy experts.

Jan 14, 2021

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.

Jan 13, 2021

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.

Nov 30, 2020

Court asked to consider motion for contempt after Racine schools remain closed

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is asking the state Supreme Court to punish Racine's public health officer and public health department for not reopening schools on Monday.

Nov 24, 2020

Madison mayor: Legal challenges to gathering ban ‘hell-bent on endangering the public’

Madison's mayor is responding to lawsuits challenging Dane County's order restricting gatherings, saying the legal challenges "seem hell-bent on endangering the public, sowing discord and doubt, and undermining science."

Nov 23, 2020

Conservative attorneys attack Dane County ban on gatherings

A conservative law firm asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to immediately block Dane County's ban on indoor gatherings and indoor sports, arguing the order will ruin Thanksgiving and subject young athletes to mental trauma.

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Nov 10, 2020

Kyle Koenen hired as WILL policy director

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty has hired Kyle Koenen as its policy director.

Oct 14, 2020

Judge rejects attempt to block grants to 5 Wisconsin cities

A federal judge on Wednesday declined to block more than $6 million in election grant money to five Wisconsin cities that a conservative group argued amounted to bribery designed to increase voter turnout in Democratic strongholds.

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