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Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

Republicans pushing legislation to conceal corporate money

The state Legislature is planning to meet only one day this month. But on that one day—Tuesday, Sept. 13—they attempted to block campaign finance disclosure rules that would shed light on who, exactly, is donating to shadowy, anonymous special interest groups that flood the airwaves...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Justice David Prosser, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg face off April 5

The race for a 10-year term on the state Supreme Court was highly charged even before Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature decided to strip collective bargaining rights from public employees....
05.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The state Supreme Court agreed to review the constitutional ban against same-sex marriage and civil unions of all kinds. No, the court isn�t weighing in on whether the ban is meanspirited, discriminatory and redundant. (Even though it is.) It�s going to review whether the referendum approved by the majority of Wisconsin voters in 2006 was legal or not. Seems that referendums can only ask a questio...
Friday, June 19, 2009
What’s the point of spending millions of dollars to buy Wisconsin Supreme Court justices if those justices aren’t allowed to rule in your favor? The U.S. Supreme Court may have robbed...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

District attorney says Supreme Court candidates shouldn’t signal how they’d rule on cases

Last year’s state Supreme Court race was the ugliest Wisconsin voters have ever witnessed. In fact, the candidate who won and now sits on the state’s highest court—Michael Gableman—is still facing the fallout from his distorted, race-baiting campaign commercials, which have been condemned by observers from all sides...
04.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
We are talking about the Supreme Court not the Justice of the Peace in Podunk village. Citizens more or less expect candidates for governor or president to "forget" some details or even stretch the truth. But voters have a right to believe that those seeking a seat on the Court will be truth-tellers. We have Truth in Sentencing; Truth in Advertising; Truth in Lending laws but when ...

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