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LSC gets $135M boost in US House bill

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=161010
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, providing $550 million for the Legal Services Corp.

Republicans call for higher pay for prosecutors as part of budget tweaks (UPDATE)

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160996
Republicans proposed last-minute changes to the state budget on Tuesday to appease skeptical conservatives just hours ahead of the state Assembly's vote on the plan, saying their proposals are fiscally responsible and should be signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers.

Charges against Racine father in infant's death dismissed

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160993
Charges against a Racine man accused in the death of his infant son have been dismissed.

Mother, daughter charged in teen's death

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160991
A Mineral Point woman and her adult daughter have been charged in the death of a 13-year-old girl.

Justices say governor should oversee school policy (UPDATE)

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160983
Wisconsin's Supreme Court reversed itself Tuesday and allowed the governor to take control of public school policy from the state superintendent, a decision that could translate to a major victory for Republicans if they can defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in three years.

Miranda Warnings – Motion to Suppress

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160956
Ulanda M. Green appeals from a judgment of conviction, entered on her guilty plea, for receiving or concealing stolen property, a misdemeanor; and harboring/aiding a felon, a felony.

Justices say governor should oversee school policy

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160983
Wisconsin's Supreme Court reversed itself Tuesday and allowed the governor to take control of public school policy from the state superintendent, a decision that could translate to a major victory for Republicans if they can defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in three years.

Milwaukee Bar Association names award-winners

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160980
The Milwaukee Bar Association has announced its 2019 award recipients.

Court Error – Priority of Security Interest

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160962
Northside Elevator, Inc. contends that the circuit court erred in denying its motion for summary judgment as to its claim that Northside™s security interest in certain collateral belonging to Jeffrey Ossmann has priority over Bremer Bank™s security interest in the same collateral.

Summary Judgement – Issue of Material Fact

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160960
Lori Hagerty appeals an order of the Dane County Circuit Court which granted summary judgment in favor of Kay Hagerty and dismissed Lori™s complaint against Kay.

Inconsistent Verdicts – Request for Discretionary Reversal

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160958
Lavontae William Cooper appeals from a judgment of conviction for one count of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and one count of armed robbery, both as a party to a crime.

Estate – Asset Distribution

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160950
his is the latest in a series of appeals filed by Richard Selenske related to the probate and distribution of assets from the estate of his mother, Louise Selenske.

Evers signs bill allowing for larger liquor sales

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160948
The liquor-store giant Total Wine & More got a total win in Wisconsin on Monday, with the signing of a bill that will allow some liquor stores to sell unlimited quantities of whiskey, gin, brandy and other distilled spirits during a single transaction.

Judge: Census question might have discriminatory motive

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160943
New evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge wrote in a Monday filing.

Sports betting around the US (CHART)

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160939

Florida man on trial in wife's 1979 killing in Wisconsin

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160937
A jury trial is starting for a Florida man accused in the death of his wife, whose body has never been found since her disappearance 40 years ago in Wisconsin.

Court to rule on whether governor controls school policy

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160935
The state Supreme Court is poised to release a ruling on whether the governor or the state schools superintendent controls Wisconsin school policy.

Reward in fatal shooting of Racine officer grows to $70,500

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160931
Wisconsin authorities searching for a suspect who killed a Racine officer who was trying to stop an armed robbery are getting more help from businesses to increase the reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Legal Malpractice – Actual Innocence Rule

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160926
David Skindzelewski appeals from an order of the circuit court that granted summary judgment to Joseph Smith, Jr., in this legal malpractice action.

Court Error – Sanctions

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=160924
Attorney Leah Poulous Mueller appeals an order of the trial court imposing on her a monetary sanction of $5,923.50 for oemaintaining frivolous proceedings for the improper purpose of harassing the defendants[.]