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Tag Archives: Wisconsin Right to Life

Court: Campaign finance laws went too far (UPDATE)

A federal appeals court on Wednesday declared major portions of Wisconsin's campaign finance law unconstitutional in a decision that experts said would have little immediate effect but would make it clear that the rules must be rewritten.

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Prosecutors clear groups of election bribery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Milwaukee County prosecutors have cleared both a conservative anti-abortion group and a liberal labor organization of bribing voters during last summer’s state Senate recall elections. The district attorney’s office filed a letter Monday in circuit court announcing the end of its investigations. Wisconsin Right to Life was accused of offering gift cards to volunteers who signed ...

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Court tosses Wisconsin limit on PAC donations (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling could lead to even more spending in Wisconsin’s recall elections. A 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Monday that the state’s $10,000 annual contribution limit on so-called “super PACs,” or political action committees that do not coordinate with specific candidates or their campaigns, can’t ...

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Feds: Wis. man planned to kill abortion doctor

By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Marshfield man who planned to kill abortion providers in Madison this week was thwarted on the eve of the intended attack when his gun accidentally fired in a motel room, leading to his arrest for reckless endangerment, according to a federal complaint filed Thursday. Ralph Lang, 63, confessed his intentions to ...

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Appeals court denies campaign finance law motion

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — A state appeals court turned aside a request Friday from Wisconsin Right to Life to block the public financing system from providing matching funds to candidates for Tuesday’s Supreme Court election. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling came hours after the anti-abortion group filed an emergency request for an ...

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Federal judge upholds campaign finance law (UPDATE)

A federal court in Wisconsin upheld the state’s Impartial Justice Act which provides for public financing of state Supreme Court elections. In his decision on Thursday, District Court Judge William Conley ruled that the law did not infringe on free speech rights, as alleged by the primary plaintiff in the case, Wisconsin Right to Life. Primary defendants in the case ...

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