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State Supreme Court agrees to hear veto challenge

The Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear a case brought by a conservative law firm seeking to dramatically scale back the ability of governors to change the intent of legislators through partial budget vetoes.

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Hagedorn to be sworn in Thursday

Justice-elect Brian Hagedorn, Justice Rebecca Bradley and former Justice David Prosser turned out to support Dan Kelly’s bid for a full, 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court at a press conference Tuesday in the high court’s hearing room in the state Capitol. Then-Gov. Scott Walker appointed Kelly three years ago, when Prosser retired from the court. Staff photo by Erika Strebel

Brian Hagedorn's inauguration as a state Supreme Court justice this week will mark the end of a legal age and starkly underscore governors' power to reshape Wisconsin courtrooms with like-minded appointees.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court backs Enbridge in Dane County case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Canadian company Enbridge Energy doesn't need to carry additional insurance for a pipeline project in Dane County, despite the local government's insistence that it do so lest there be an accidental spill.

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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.

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Supreme Court conservatives attack lame-duck arguments (UPDATE)

The conservative justices who control the Wisconsin Supreme Court attacked liberal groups' claims Wednesday that Republican legislators met illegally when they passed laws limiting Gov. Tony Evers' and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers during a lame-duck session last year, saying the Legislature can decide when it wants to meet.

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Constitutional boundaries need enforcement

On May 15, the Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the legality of the December 2018 “extraordinary session.” The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is one of the plaintiffs in this lawsuit. In recent weeks, there have been some misconceptions perpetuated by those who oppose the merits of our case. Here are some facts of the lawsuit:

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