September 10, 2014 - 4:55pm
The group of Amish families say the order to install fire detectors violates their First Amendment rights. Photo: B.Garrett (CC-BY).
A group of five Amish families in Eau Claire County will likely wind up back in court after refusing to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes, after already having lost a legal battle over a requirement to apply for building and sanitary permits.
September 9, 2014 - 9:55pm
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. Photo: WisPolitics (CC-BY-SA).
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has officially appealed the federal court ruling against Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing in his petition that the case is a perfect one for the court to consider should they choose to take up a same-sex marriage challenge.
September 9, 2014 - 5:50pm
The Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. Photo: Laurie Chipps (CC-BY-ND).
A federal appeals court heard arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging a secret state investigation into possible illegal campaign coordination between Gov. Scott Walker and a conservative group.
September 9, 2014 - 4:15pm
Mary Burke with members of an electrical workers union in Milwaukee during an August campaign stop. Photo: Wis. AFLCIO (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Mary Burke is excoriating Gov. Scott Walker for his handling of the state's budget — saying that in the business world "he'd be fired" — in wake of new projections showing that the state faces a structural deficit of $1.8 billion.
September 9, 2014 - 12:30pm
The Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago. Photo: Ken Lund (CC-BY-SA).
Federal court judges will consider arguments in Wisconsin Club for Growth's lawsuit against prosecutors that were leading a now-halted John Doe Probe, in a hearing slated for Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Chicago's Dirksen Federal Courthouse.
September 8, 2014 - 10:30pm
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates that Wisconsin's structural deficit has grown to $1.8 billion, due to revenues coming in at a slower rate than what was expected. Gov. Scott Walker, however, says that he isn't worried, and that revenue collections should pick up shortly.
September 8, 2014 - 6:15pm
The Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, where the hearings will take place. Photo: Matt Watts (CC-BY-SA).
A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear oral arguments in two cases this week that hold major implications for Wisconsin: a legal challenge to the “John Doe 2” investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign activities, and a legal challenge to the state's voter ID law.
September 5, 2014 - 9:30pm
Mary Burke during a campaign stop in La Crosse. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said on Friday that further appeals in support of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban are a waste of taxpayer money.
September 5, 2014 - 3:30pm
Activists plan to rally in Madison on Saturday for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
September 5, 2014 - 12:30pm
Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel has said that his plan for addressing sex trafficking in Wisconsin would include training prosecutors to better handle cases involving sexual abuse and creating partnerships with local organizations to help those that have been exploited.