Wisconsin Justice Initiative
Court WatchJul 20th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Iowa, Chippewa and Eau Claire counties the worst, but Milwaukee has many, too.
Court WatchJul 12th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
134% increase in such charges in state since 2000 may force innocent people to plead guilty.
Court WatchJun 25th, 2018 by Margo Kirchner
Federal court overrules state court decision voiding law allowing jailing of drug-using mothers.
Court WatchJun 18th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Milwaukee police officers had no grounds for interrogating driver, appeals judge rules.
May 25th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Hope is that advisory referendum will push state legislators to act.
Court WatchMay 23rd, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
State high court approves adult felony charge though offender then said to be eight or nine.
Court WatchMay 15th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Blacks and Hispanics make up 57% of city population but 86% of pot cases in 2017.
Court WatchMay 13th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Circuit judges from 18 counties cite difficulties finding lawyers for indigent defendants.
Court WatchMay 9th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Wisconsin now imprisons a higher percent of people than national average and neighboring states.
Court WatchMay 3rd, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
List of attorneys in state willing to defend indigent clients declines 16% in last five years.
Court WatchApr 23rd, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Most lawyers won’t work for $40 per hour, some came from La Crosse, 250 miles away.
Court WatchApr 19th, 2018 by Gretchen Schuldt
Hourly fee for court appointed lawyers so low they can lose money on cases.