Court WaterSep 24th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
State hourly rate of $40 lowest in nation, indigent defendants often have no attorney.
Sep 17th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Federal appeals court rules county not liable for employee raping county jail inmate.
Sep 13th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Case spotlights state’s constitutional crisis, inadequate funding for appointed counsel.
Aug 31st, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Man who killed woman when he was 16 gets life plus 32 years. Appeal court upholds it.
Aug 28th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Seventh circuit, based in Northern Illinois, overrules federal government, says law protects asylum seeker.
Aug 14th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
ACLU stop-and-frisk settlement requires many changes by Milwaukee Police Department.
Jul 20th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Iowa, Chippewa and Eau Claire counties the worst, but Milwaukee has many, too.
Jul 12th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
134% increase in such charges in state since 2000 may force innocent people to plead guilty.
Jun 25th, 2018 by Margo Kirchner
Federal court overrules state court decision voiding law allowing jailing of drug-using mothers.
Jun 18th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Milwaukee police officers had no grounds for interrogating driver, appeals judge rules.
May 21st, 2018 by Shawn Johnson
Hikes fee for county-appointed lawyers but not lowest-in-nation fee of state public defender’s office.
May 15th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Blacks and Hispanics make up 57% of city population but 86% of pot cases in 2017.