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Republicans dismiss nonpartisan redistricting plan

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166854
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission to draw Wisconsin's electoral maps may put pressure on the Republicans who control the Legislature to consider an alternative plan, but it won't force them to do anything differently next year and GOP leaders made clear they won't change course.

Appleton bans conversion therapy for minors

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166870
The city of Appleton has banned license medical and mental health professionals from practicing conversion therapy on minors.

Lindner & Marsack shareholder named as workers' comp fellow

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166840
Lindner & Marsack shareholder and board member Daniel Pedriana has been nominated as a Fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.

Man accused of killing girlfriend's disabled daughter

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166863
A central Wisconsin man has been arrested in the death of his girlfriend's disabled adult daughter.

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS: Innovations mean lawyers have to adapt along with industry

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166839
Technology permeates all aspects of our society, so recognizing how technology affects our roles as attorneys is critical to keeping pace with the world we live and work in.

Evers to lay out agenda in 2nd State of State

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166829
Gov. Tony Evers will lay out his policy agenda and goals for the year in his second State of the State speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, presenting a wish list sure to include some bipartisan measures that the Democratic governor hopes will have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Criminal defense attorney named Crawford County DA

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166818
Lukas Steiner will serve as the new Crawford County district attorney. The criminal defense attorney comes from Law Offices of McNamara, Reinicke, Vogelsberg and Helmke in southwest Wisconsin.

Senate passes amended public defender pay parity bill

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166815
Wisconsin public defenders are on pace to receive pay parity with state prosecutors. The state Senate on Tuesday passed an amended version of Senate Bill 468 to provide a pay-progression plan for assistant state public defenders.

Delinquent Real Estate Taxes

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166802
Mohammad A. Choudry, together with his companies PAK Rentals & Construction LLC; PAK Property 1 LLC; PAK Property 2 LLC; and PAK Property 3 LLC (collectively ‚oeChoudry‚), appeal from an order of the trial court dismissing the action after real estate owned by Choudry was transferred into an irrevocable trust.

New law changes municipal court procedures

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166782
A bill signed into law on Tuesday makes various changes to municipal court procedures. Senate Bill 214 deals with the process used to form or dissolve joint municipal courts, procedural revisions, budgeting procedures and court fees.

Senate approves firefighting foam restrictions

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166792
Wisconsin Republicans were poised Tuesday to pass a bill that would impose new restrictions on the use of firefighting foam containing chemicals known as PFAS in the hopes of reducing soil and water contamination, despite Democrats' complaints that the proposal would do next to nothing.

Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166783
A conservative law firm on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's order putting on hold a ruling that would have forced the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state's voter rolls.

Voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166783
A conservative law firm on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's order putting on hold a ruling that would have forced the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state's voter rolls.

Wisconsin DOJ to review sexual assault investigations

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166780
The Wisconsin Department of Justice plans to review a series of sexual-assault investigations from the Wisconsin National Guard after a federal report found many were conducted improperly.

Wisconsin Senate to legalize taking selfies with ballot

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166777
Wisconsin voters could legally take selfies with their marked election ballots under a bill the state Senate approved on Tuesday.

Wisconsin Senate gives OK to taking selfies with ballot (UPDATE)

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166777
Wisconsin voters could legally take selfies with their marked election ballots under a bill the state Senate approved Tuesday.

Wisconsin Senate to vote on 1 of 8 homelessness bills

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166775
One of eight bills that are part of a bipartisan package designed to fight homelessness in Wisconsin was up for approval Tuesday in the Wisconsin Senate.

Wisconsin Senate approves 1 of 8 homelessness bills (UPDATE)

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166775
One of eight bills that are part of a bipartisan package designed to fight homelessness in Wisconsin was up for approval Tuesday in the Wisconsin Senate.

1st Amendment Violation ‚Äď Sex Offender Registry

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166756
James L. Jackson, Jr., challenges a provision of the Wisconsin sex offender registry statute, WIS. STAT. § 301.45(2)(a)6m. (2017-18), as violating the First Amendment.

Wisconsin Senate to vote on new student restraint guidelines

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=166773
The Wisconsin Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill supported by disability-rights advocates and parents that would establish more procedures for when schools restrain a student or place them in seclusion.