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157 Wisconsin law firms among PPP loan recipients

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248650
Wisconsin law firms are among the many enterprises that have found relief from the devastating economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic from federal Paycheck Protection Program loans.

ABA report: Just 3% of firm partners are women of color, firm culture shifts needed (INFOGRAPHIC)

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While 14% of all associates are women of color, just 3% of partners are, according to a report from the American Bar Association.

Demoted Milwaukee chief's attorney says city wanted ‘to dump the guy'

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248624
An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd's death.

Weekly Case Digests – August 3, 2020 – August 7, 2020

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Weekly Case Digests " August 3, 2020 " August 7, 2020

Panel ponders firing Milwaukee police chief after protests

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248618
An oversight board is considering firing Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after he ordered officers to use tear gas to break up protests over George Floyd's death, the last straw for members upset with how the chief has handled incidents since the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in 2018.

NY attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248610
The New York attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun-advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures.

Michael Best Strategies adds Donald Conrad to business-solutions team

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248551
Donald Conrad has joined Michael Best Strategies as a principal and member of the business and community solutions team.

DOJ awards Wisconsin agencies nearly $1 million for housing, services for human-trafficking victims

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248603
The Department of Justice has awarded nearly $1 million to two Wisconsin agencies to provide safe, stable housing and services to victims of human trafficking.

Wisconsin's newest circuit court judges undergo judicial training, take bench

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248541
The majority of newly elected and newly appointed circuit court judges in Wisconsin have officially taken the bench.

Judge unsure if virus requires changes to Wisconsin election

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248588
A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether it would be right to order an easing of Wisconsin's absentee voting regulations ahead of the November presidential election, saying the coronavirus might pose less of a threat to in-person voting by then.

Court Error – Postconviction Relief

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248569
The petitioner, Milton Eugene Warren, seeks review of an unpublished order of the court of appeals denying his petition for habeas corpus.

Postconviction Relief – Procedurally Barred Claims

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248565
Jerry Anderson, pro se, appeals a circuit court order denying his motions for postconviction relief.

Opponents of utility projects allege bias by ex-regulator

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248585
A former state regulator applied to become CEO of one of Wisconsin's largest utility companies just months after voting to approve two of its projects, prompting opponents of the plans to accuse him of bias.

Epic Systems requiring workers to come back by Sept. 21

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248583
Epic Systems is requiring its 9,000-plus employees to return to work in person at its sprawling campus outside of Madison by Sept. 21.

More than 900 workers needed for Wisconsin polls

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248577
Wisconsin election clerks need more than 900 additional workers for the Aug. 11 statewide primary, the Wisconsin Elections Commission said Tuesday.

Statutory Interpretation – PLRA

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248575
To help staunch a oeflood of nonmeritorious prisoner litigation, the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA) established what has become known as the three-strikes rule.

Statutory Interpretation – Gambling Machine

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248571
Quick Charge Kiosk LLC is the commercial owner of kiosks that enable customers to pay for an opportunity to win (or lose) money through a video game based on chance.

Police preparing for unknowns at Democratic convention

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248557
The Milwaukee Police Department doesn't know how many people will show up for the scaled-back Democratic National Convention that begins in less than two weeks, but it's prepared to handle protests without using tear gas, the embattled Milwaukee chief said Tuesday.

Habush Habush & Rottier makes $10,000 contribution to Abrahamson Reading Room

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248548
The law firm Habush Habush & Rottier is making a $10,000 contribution to the new Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson Reading Room at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library.

Another arrest made in fatal shooting in Sparta

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=248545
Police have made another arrest in a fatal shooting in Sparta. A 38-year-old man was taken into custody in Butler Monday in the death of 61-year-old Anthony Koopman June 11.