Wi Law Journal

The Wisconsin Law Journal Top News

Delegation from Georgia comes to Wisconsin to learn about US judiciary

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162467
Female judges from the country of Georgia recently visited Milwaukee to learn more about the U.S. judiciary, particularly to learn about how women support each other in the legal profession, to observe courtrooms in action, and to learn about how the law affects the lives of women and how it has advanced or hindered equality in the U.S.

GOP Twitter block will cost Wisconsin taxpayers $200,000

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162462
Wisconsin taxpayers will pay a liberal group's attorneys $200,000 because Republican lawmakers blocked them on Twitter.

Semi driver convicted in bus crash that injured 33

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162454
A semi driver accused of taking too many prescription pills before his rig slammed into a disabled school bus and injured 33 people in Columbia County has been found guilty of felony charges.

Weekly Case Digests – August 12, 2019 – August 16, 2019

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162452
Weekly Case Digests " August 5, 2019 " August 9, 2019

Evers, Democrats propose bill calling for background checks

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162432
Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday proposed requiring more background checks for gun sales in the state and called on Republicans who control the Legislature to pass their legislation, even though GOP leaders have said they have no support for such a change.

Preliminary hearing set in case involving missing brothers

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162450
A judge has set a hearing to decide whether there is enough evidence to try a man for tampering with a vehicle used by two Wisconsin brothers who are missing and presumed dead in Missouri.

Evers looking for Menominee County register of deeds

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162444
Gov. Tony Evers is seeking applicants for appointment as register of deeds in Menominee County.

LSC awards pro bono grants to assist low-income Americans

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162441
The Legal Services Corp. has announced that 14 legal aid organizations, including the Legal Action of Wisconsin, will receive Pro Bono Innovation Grants totaling $4,347,185 to expand pro bono legal services for low-income clients.

Wisconsin fugitive survives 3 years in makeshift bunker

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162436
A Wisconsin fugitive wanted on charges of child sexual assault and child pornography hid out for more than three years in a makeshift bunker powered by solar panels and a pedal generator before a hunter stumbled onto him last week, police said.

Man convicted of killing officer fires attorneys

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162434
A man convicted of killing a Milwaukee police officer has fired his lawyers two weeks before his sentencing.

Evers, Wisconsin Democrats propose bill calling for background checks

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162432
Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday proposed requiring more background checks for gun sales in the state and called on Republicans who control the Legislature to pass their legislation, even though GOP leaders have said they have no support for such a change.

Paralyzed Wisconsin lawmaker calls GOP leader ‘sad'

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162427
The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday accused a paralyzed Democratic lawmaker of going public with his requests for accommodations to undermine the GOP legislator's taking over as head of a national organization.

GOP bill would allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162423
Wisconsin Republican lawmakers find themselves in an unusual position, advocating for a bill they've introduced that broadens access to birth control.

GOP, Evers take different approaches after shootings

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162421
Wisconsin Republicans who continue to largely dismiss Gov. Tony Evers' call to pass gun-safety legislation introduced a series of bills on Tuesday designed to bolster mental-health services in the state, a step they said was not in response to recent mass shootings.

Man arrested on 12th drunken driving offense

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162416
Police say a man found passed out behind the wheel at an Eau Claire gas station is facing his 12th drunken driving charge.

Trust & Estates – Attorney Fees

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162403
This matter arises from the administration of two trusts established by decedent Victor Mueller.

Kaul joins multistate lawsuit challenging coal rules

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162382
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has joined a multistate lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

Vos says Republicans want veto-proof majority in Assembly

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162393
Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he wants to increase the GOP majority in the state Assembly to a veto-proof number following the 2020 election.

Republicans resurrect UW free-speech bill

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162391
Republican legislators are re-introducing a bill that would punish students with suspensions and expulsions for interfering with campus speeches and presentations

Wisconsin elections officials scale back security proposal

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=162389
Wisconsin elections officials scaled back a plan on Tuesday to buy scores of new loaner computers for local clerks who are using outdated systems that are vulnerable to cyberattacks, saying the proposal is too expensive.