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Supreme Court declines to create actual innocence rule exception in legal malpractice case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court declined to create an exception to the actual-innocence rule for a contractor who sued his state-appointed defense attorney after he went to jail. The State charged David Skindzelewski with theft by contractor in 2014. The criminal complaint said Skindzelewski received about $1,200 to install roof vents on a family home in 2010 but never did the work. Because ...

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Justices allow lower courts to resume with virus controls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to allow courts to resume in-person hearings and jury trials if they can come up with plans to protect participants and observers from the coronavirus. The justices suspended in-person hearings and jury trials in March, ordering judges to continue trials to a date after May 22. Chief Justice Pat Roggensack ...

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Waukesha County residents mount 2nd stay-at-home lawsuit

Although all eyes are on Republican legislators' attempt to derail Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order in the state Supreme Court, two Waukesha County residents have quietly mounted their own challenge alleging the mandate violates their constitutional rights to worship, protest and travel.

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52 who worked or voted in Wisconsin election have COVID-19

There are no plans to postpone or otherwise alter a special congressional election in Wisconsin that is less than two weeks away, even though more than 50 people who voted in person or worked the polls during the state's presidential primary this month have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Unions seek to join lawsuit challenging stay-at-home order

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of labor unions asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday for permission to help defend Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order from Republicans who are trying to overturn it. The order, which was issued by state Department of Health Secretary Andrea Palm at Evers’ direction, required people to stay ...

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