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Federal appeals court dismisses five-state Asian carp lawsuit
July 16, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday against a coalition of five Great Lakes States seeking to compel the Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District) to take action to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan thr....... [more]

State Death Penalty IQ Cutoffs
June 17, 2014
Eighteen US states have abolished the death penalty. Three states- Maine, Michigan and Wisconsin- have completely banned the death penalty since the mid-nineteenth century. Fifteen states abolished the death penalty at various points throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The remain....... [more]

Federal judge places hold on Wisconsin same-sex marriages
June 14, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Friday put a hold on same-sex marriages within the state. Many same-sex couples rushed to get married after last week's ruling which deemed the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. It has been reported that more t....... [more]

Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban struck down
June 6, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Friday struck down Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban. Article XIII, Section 13 of the Wisconsin Constitution, approved by voters in 2006, defines marriage as between one man and one woman and bars recognition of same-sex mar....... [more]

Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin voter ID law
April 30, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled Tuesday that Wisconsin's Act 23, which requires residents to present photo identification to vote, violates the Voting Rights Act and the US Constitution. US District Judge Lynn Adelman found that the requirement violates....... [more]

Federal appeals court upholds controversial Wisconsin collective bargaining law
April 20, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Two unions representing the city of Madison and Dane County public workers filed the lawsuit in 2011, all....... [more]

Couple files lawsuit urging Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down state's same-sex marriage ban
April 17, 2014
A same-sex couple filed a lawsuit on Wednesday with the Wisconsin Supreme Court seeking to strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The Wisconsin Constitution was amended in 2006 to include Article XIII, section 13 which states that, "Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be v....... [more]

Wolf v. Walker: Fighting for Marriage throughout the Midwest
April 2, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Gretchen Helfrich of Mayer Brown LLP and John Knight of the American Civil Liberties Union discuss the challenge to Wisconsin's same-sex marriage law...For same-sex couples in Wisconsin—many of whom have been in loving, committed relationships for decades—it's been f....... [more]

Federal judge refuses to block Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban
March 5, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Tuesday refused to block the state's ban on same-sex marriage pending outcome of a trial. Judge Barbara Crabb refused to grant the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) motion to enjoin enforcement of the ban on grounds tha....... [more]

ACLU files suit challenging Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban
February 3, 2014
The Wisconsin branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Article XIII, Section 13 of the Wisconsin Constitution defines marriage as between one man and....... [more]

Supreme Court rules for airline in defamation case
January 27, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously to overturn a defamation judgment in Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, in which a pilot sued the airline for reporting him as a security threat and calling him "mentally unstable." At issue in this case was the Aviation and Transportation Secu....... [more]




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