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Jan 8, 2020

Appeals court stays out of voter purge case

A state appeals court will stay out of a closely watched Wisconsin case over the purging of up to 209,000 registered voters in the battleground state.

Jan 2, 2020

Conservatives seek immediate purge of voters in Wisconsin

A conservative law firm on Thursday asked a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and fine its members $2,000 a day until it immediately purges more than 200,000 voters from the rolls, a step Democrats are fighting in this battleground state.

Dec 30, 2019

Wisconsin election officials deadlock on culling voter rolls (UPDATE)

Wisconsin election officials are scheduled to meet Monday to consider what to do about the more than 200,000 voters that a judge has ruled should be purged from voter rolls in the key swing state.

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Dec 20, 2019

Wisconsin Supreme Court asked to take over voter purge case

A conservative law firm asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday to bypass a lower court and take the appeal of a ruling that ordered the purge of more than 200,000 voter registrations in the battleground state ahead of the 2020 election.

Dec 17, 2019

Wisconsin appeals order to purge voter registrations

The Wisconsin Department of Justice on Tuesday appealed a judge's order to immediately purge voter registrations of more than 200,000 people in this narrowly divided swing state, which is central to President Donald Trump's re-election hopes.

Nov 13, 2019

Lawsuit could deactivate 234,000 voters in Wisconsin

More than 234,000 voters in Wisconsin would be made unable to cast their ballot unless they register again before the next election under a lawsuit being filed Wednesday that liberals fear could dampen turnout among Democrats in the 2020 presidential race.

Nov 6, 2019

Voucher group sues over test score release in Wisconsin

Wisconsin education officials illegally withheld voucher students' test scores for a day and intentionally skewed them to make it appear the students performed poorly, a voucher group and a conservative law firm allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Jul 31, 2019

Lawsuit challenges Wisconsin governor’s veto powers

A conservative law firm on Wednesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to scale back the ability of governors to change the intent of lawmakers through partial budget vetoes — a change that would reverse more than four decades of precedent.

Jun 25, 2019

Justices say governor should oversee school policy (UPDATE)

Wisconsin's Supreme Court reversed itself Tuesday and allowed the governor to take control of public school policy from the state superintendent, a decision that could translate to a major victory for Republicans if they can defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in three years.

Apr 11, 2019

Attorneys: Court should protect school chief’s powers

The state Supreme Court wrestled on Wednesday with whether to let the governor trump the state schools superintendent's policies, a decision that could hand de facto control of Wisconsin schools to the schools and undo a ruling the justices handed down two years ago establishing the superintendent's independence.

Jan 15, 2019

Lawsuit seeks to protect Wisconsin wedding barns

Two Wisconsin wedding barns owners planned to file a lawsuit on Tuesday against Gov. Tony Evers' administration, seeking to ensure that private parties held at such venues don't need to obtain liquor licenses.

Nov 26, 2018

Schimel: Private event in public space needs alcohol license

Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel believes private events in public spaces require liquor licenses, drawing fire from a conservative law firm that fears such a stance could have a chilling effect on tailgating and wedding barn operations.

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