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Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly is a writer and reporter based in Milwaukee. He has covered Wisconsin's courts, government, elections and other areas of state and local intrigue for Courthouse News since 2018. Born in Springfield, Illinois, and raised in Milwaukee, Kelly graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2013, then went on to earn an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans in 2018. He previously interned for UWM's literary journal, Cream City Review, and freelanced for Urban Milwaukee and Gambit, a New Orleans alternative weekly.

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Latest Articles by Joe Kelly

Wisconsin lawmakers vote to boot elections chief targeted by conspiracy theorists

Unanimously placed in her job in 2019, Meagan Wolfe became a pariah for conspiracy theorists and some Republicans after Donald Trump's 2020 election loss.

Wisconsin teacher fired over 'Rainbowland' controversy sues

The teacher's firing led to widespread attention on a selective school district policy banning "controversial issues" in classrooms.

GOP presidential candidate sues to keep Trump off 2024 ballot

The self-representing litigant is pressing nationwide to block Trump's nomination papers in multiple battleground states.