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Wisconsin Supreme Court asked to block statewide mask order

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new legal challenge to Gov. Tony Evers’ latest mask mandate is before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, filed less than a week after the Legislature struck down a previous order and the governor quickly issued a new one. The prominent Republican donor Jere Fabick asked the court on late ... Subscribe ...

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Northern Wisconsin lawyer suspended for lying to employer has license reinstated

A northern Wisconsin attorney who saw her law license suspended for lying to her employer can legally practice law once again. The Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated Beth M. Bant's law license on Jan. 26. Bant lost her license for six months starting in January 2020 for two attorney-ethics violations. The OLR accused her of lying to her employer about trip ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Shoreland ordinance not zoning ordinance, Supreme Court majority rules

The Wisconsin Supreme Court analyzed what defines a zoning ordinance in an opinion released on Wednesday. The majority of the justices ruled that a northern Wisconsin town's shoreland property ordinance was not a zoning ordinance because it didn't restrict how land was being used. It only defined how wide shoreland property needs to be. The case at hand started ... Subscribe Login ...

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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.

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Flags to fly at half staff on Tuesday in Abrahamson’s honor

Flags will fly at half staff in Wisconsin on Tuesday in honor of the former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who died on Dec. 19 at age 87. Abrahamson became the first woman to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1976 and the court's first female chief justice in 1996. She was the ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court questions capacity limits order (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Thursday questioned the legality of an order issued by the state's top health official limiting how many people can gather in bars and restaurants following the court's decision earlier this year that a similar order couldn't remain in effect without legislative approval. Gov. Tony ... Subscribe ...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit (INFOGRAPHIC)

A narrowly divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday rejected President Donald Trump's lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state, ending Trump's legal challenges in state court about an hour before the Electoral College was to meet to cast the state's 10 votes for Biden.

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Wisconsin state court judge rules against Trump lawsuit (UPDATE)

President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn Joe Biden's win in Wisconsin returns to the courtroom on Thursday, as hearings in federal and state lawsuits seek to invalidate hundreds of thousands of ballots and give the GOP-controlled Legislature the power to name Trump the winner.

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