Voter Rolls

The Wisconsin Supreme Court refused to expedite a complaint against the state’s Election Commission brought by three voters — represented by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty — seeking to purge from the voting rolls thousands who moved within the state but have not updated their addresses. Oral arguments in the case will not occur before Sept. 29. 

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Judge’s Facebook Friendship

A circuit court improperly denied a father’s motion for reconsideration in a custody dispute, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin ruled, finding the judge’s Facebook friendship with the mother — and the timing of the friendship, content and context of their interactions on the platform, and the judge’s failure to disclose that friendship — constitutes a due process violation. 

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Wisconsin Suit Seeks Sweeping Changes to 2020 Election Procedures

Three disenfranchised Wisconsin voters and two local advocacy groups brought a federal lawsuit against the state elections commission Monday, seeking proactive changes to election procedures for the state’s remaining 2020 elections to ensure people can safely and effectively vote during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump Loyalist Wins Wisconsin Special Election for Congressional Seat

A staunch supporter of President Donald Trump won a special election to fill a vacant northern Wisconsin congressional seat Tuesday, besting a local school board president to maintain Republican leadership over a large swath of the critical battleground state.

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Wisconsin Justices Clash Over Legality of Lockdown Order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court quarreled Tuesday over limits to the state health chief’s authority to manage the Badger State’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing bitterly partisan proceedings in a case brought by Republican lawmakers trying to block an extension to the Democratic governor’s stay-at-home order.

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Judge Clears Paycheck-Protection Loans for Wisconsin Strip Clubs

A federal judge on Friday blocked the U.S. Small Business Administration from denying federal coronavirus relief loans to multiple Wisconsin strip clubs based on their businesses’ sexual nature, ordering the government agency to start facilitating the emergency loans by Monday.

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