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Court Watch: Cocaine Law Can Still Jail Pregnant Women
Court Watch

Cocaine Law Can Still Jail Pregnant Women

Federal judge overruled "cocaine mom" law, but state appeal overruled his injunction.

Court Watch: Judge Rules on Lincoln Hills
Court Watch

Judge Rules on Lincoln Hills

Drastic cutbacks in pepper spray, mechanical constraints, solitary confinement.

Court Watch: Judge Sets Guidelines for Lincoln Hills
Court Watch

Judge Sets Guidelines for Lincoln Hills

Reducing solitary confinement and use of pepper spray on the list.

Court Watch: Pictures of Youths in Prison
Court Watch

Pictures of Youths in Prison

ACLU’s suit documents questionable treatment at Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

2,030 Strip Searches at Youth Prisons

2,030 Strip Searches at Youth Prisons

Just 32 of searches in one year at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake found contraband.

Court Watch: Cocaine Mom Law Struck Down
Court Watch

Cocaine Mom Law Struck Down

Federal court says state can’t lock up pregnant women who use drugs, alcohol.

Court Watch: ACLU Seeks Lincoln Hills Injunction
Court Watch

ACLU Seeks Lincoln Hills Injunction

Wants court to temporarily ban solitary confinement at juvenile prisons.

Record Early Voting & Election Day Voting are Blows for Democracy
Press Release

Record Early Voting & Election Day Voting are Blows for Democracy

Dozens of nonprofits and thousands of dedicated government officials and poll workers advancing America’s most fundamental right

Citizen Action Applauds Federal Judge’s Action on Photo ID
Press Release

Citizen Action Applauds Federal Judge’s Action on Photo ID

“We believe that the Photo ID law inherently disenfranchises voters, and will ultimately be struck down as unconstitutional,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin.

One Wisconsin Institute Urges Elections Commission Oversight to Ensure Pro-Voter Federal Court Decisions Enforced
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One Wisconsin Institute Urges Elections Commission Oversight to Ensure Pro-Voter Federal Court Decisions Enforced

‘Important That Rules on Voting Are as Clear For Election Administrators and Public to Ensure Every Legal Voter Who Wishes to Cast A Ballot Has the Opportunity To Do So’

Tainted Water: Two State Prisons Have Lead-Tainted Water
Tainted Water

Two State Prisons Have Lead-Tainted Water

Officials say they comply with federal drinking water standards, but others question whether it’s safe.

Murphy’s Law: Shirley Abrahamson Against the World
Murphy’s Law

Shirley Abrahamson Against the World

Chief Justice’s fight against a constitutional change to demote her is a minor issue. So why such a juicy battle involving so many conservatives?

Wisconsin Senators Applaud Confirmation of Judge Pam Pepper to the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Press Release

Wisconsin Senators Applaud Confirmation of Judge Pam Pepper to the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin made the following statements on the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Pamela Pepper to the Eastern District of Wisconsin.