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Oct 12, 2020

Wisconsin judge upholds mask order for enclosed spaces

A Wisconsin judge on Monday upheld Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate in the face of a conservative challenge.

Sep 29, 2020

Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could result in the purging of about 130,000 people from voter rolls in the hotly contested battleground state.

Sep 18, 2020

Judge finds state improperly released test scores to media

The state Department of Public Instruction violated state law when it withheld voucher students' standardized test scores for a day last fall, a judge ruled Friday.

Jul 10, 2020

Wisconsin high court gives mixed ruling on partial vetoes

The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday overturned three of four partial budget vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, bucking decades of court precedent that upheld the governor's broad veto powers.

Jul 1, 2020

Wisconsin court may not rule on voter purge before November

The Wisconsin Supreme Court won't hear oral arguments in a lawsuit seeking to purge thousands of voters from the rolls until at least September, raising questions about whether the justices will rule before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

May 13, 2020

Wisconsin high court tosses out governor’s stay-home order (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers' administration overstepped its authority when it extended the governor's stay-at-home order through the end of May, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Apr 29, 2020

Evers’ attorney warns of safe-at-home patchwork

Gov. Tony Evers' attorney is warning that Wisconsin would see a confusing patchwork of county stay-at-home orders if the state Supreme Court strikes down the existing statewide mandate.

Mar 11, 2020

Wisconsin voter purge case appealed to state Supreme Court

A conservative law firm asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn an appeals court ruling that stopped the purging of more than 200,000 people from the state's voter rolls, a step that Democrats argued was intended to make it harder for their voters to cast ballots.

Jan 21, 2020

Voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

A conservative law firm on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's order putting on hold a ruling that would have forced the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state's voter rolls.

Jan 16, 2020

WILL president ‘a bit angry’ about cartoon depicting him as executioner

Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, said he was initially "a bit angry" after seeing a political cartoon depicting him as an executioner with several nooses. The Cap Times, a Madison newspaper, published the cartoon this week in response to WILL's lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Committee.

Jan 14, 2020

Wisconsin appeals court puts voter-rolls purge on hold

A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday put on hold an order calling for the immediate removal of as many as 209,000 names from the state's voter-registration rolls, handing Democrats who had fought the decision a victory in the battleground state.

Jan 13, 2020

Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state's election commission to be in contempt and ordered the bipartisan panel to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state's voter rolls or face hundreds of dollars in fines for each day they don't.

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