Margo Kirchner

Recent Articles

Court Watch: Drunk Driving Offense Not Expunged, Court Rules
Court Watch

Drunk Driving Offense Not Expunged, Court Rules

State Supreme Court says expunged OWI conviction can count against defendants sentenced for a new offense.

Court Watch: Punished By Probation Agents For 20 Years
Court Watch

Punished By Probation Agents For 20 Years

Appeals court rules that man repeatedly denied probation and jailed due to gross negligence can sue.

Court Watch: Do Defense Lawyers Overlook Childhood Trauma?
Court Watch

Do Defense Lawyers Overlook Childhood Trauma?

Too many fail to investigate mitigating evidence of such trauma, says national expert in MU Law School speech.

Court Watch: Court Strips Workers of $10 Million Award
Court Watch

Court Strips Workers of $10 Million Award

Federal appeals court says Pewaukee company's arbitration clause bars joint claim by employees for wage, hour violations.

Court Watch: State ‘Cocaine Mom’ Law Reinstated
Court Watch

State ‘Cocaine Mom’ Law Reinstated

Federal court overrules state court decision voiding law allowing jailing of drug-using mothers.

Court Watch: Law Prof Calls for Sentencing Reform
Court Watch

Law Prof Calls for Sentencing Reform

75 million adults have criminal records, lose many rights, disqualified from jobs.

Court Watch: Foxconn Law Transforms State Courts
Court Watch

Foxconn Law Transforms State Courts

Company gets more and quicker access, while everyone else waits for justice.

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.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s Hypocrisy on Federal Judgeship
Op Ed

Ron Johnson’s Hypocrisy on Federal Judgeship

Violates his pledge and adopts policy he once condemned to get conservative appointed judge.