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Racine lawsuit a test case for how much power local officials have to control spread of coronavirus

Patrick Marley Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Six weeks after the Wisconsin Supreme Court threw out the state’s stay-at-home order, city and county officials are learning they may have little ability to control the spread of the coronavirus. A lawsuit in Racine could decide how much power local officials have to close bars and gyms and take other steps to ... Subscribe ...

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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 ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Court says judge’s Facebook friendship gave rise to conflict

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a judge's decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child-custody case he was hearing gave rise to at least the appearance of bias, upholding a lower court's order that the case be re-heard by another judge.

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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. ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Wisconsin conservatives feel ‘snookered’ by court justice

The euphoria that Wisconsin Republicans felt after winning yet another major political battle in the state Supreme Court this week is being dampened by a scathing dissent written by one of the conservative justices, raising doubts about how solid the conservative majority actually is.

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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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