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State GOP Calls for Stricter Abortion Laws

State GOP Calls for Stricter Abortion Laws

The hot-button issue took center stage Saturday as Wisconsin Republican lawmakers held their annual statewide convention in Oshkosh.

The State of Politics: A New Generation of Political Leaders
The State of Politics

A New Generation of Political Leaders

GenXers and Millennials are replacing Baby Boomers in political office.

Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr Announces Run for Court of Appeals
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Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr Announces Run for Court of Appeals

"I am honored to announce my candidacy for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals because Wisconsin deserves a judge who will uphold the rule of law..."

Court Watch: Appeals Court Expands Legal Searches
Court Watch

Appeals Court Expands Legal Searches

Suspected drunk driver's car can be searched for other drugs. Hagedorn joins ruling.

Perez Sees Regional Impact For DNC Convention

Perez Sees Regional Impact For DNC Convention

Milwaukee’s 2020 convention will give Democratic Party springboard to organize Midwest.

Back in the News: Did Kavanaugh Ad Elect Hagedorn?
Back in the News

Did Kavanaugh Ad Elect Hagedorn?

Republican group says its ads killed front runner Lisa Neubauer in Supreme Court race.

Campaign Cash: Special Interests Spent $4.3 Million on Supreme Court Race
Campaign Cash

Special Interests Spent $4.3 Million on Supreme Court Race

63% of the money spent to support losing candidate Lisa Neubauer.

AFP: Wisconsinites Take Stand for Rule of Law, Elect Hagedorn
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AFP: Wisconsinites Take Stand for Rule of Law, Elect Hagedorn

AFP-WI activists made 750,000 voter contacts throughout the effort.

Chief Judge Lisa Neubauer Concedes in Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
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Chief Judge Lisa Neubauer Concedes in Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

"I called Judge Hagedorn today and wished him the best in his tenure on the state’s highest court."

Op Ed: How to Win in 2020
Op Ed

How to Win in 2020

Neubauer campaign shows what not to do. Democrats must broaden coalition.

City’s Spring Turnout Up 50% Since 2017!

City’s Spring Turnout Up 50% Since 2017!

Contrary to early report, Milwaukee actually had strong turnout for Supreme Court race.

Smart Politics: High Court Race 4th Closest in State History
Smart Politics

High Court Race 4th Closest in State History

Hagedorn’s margin of 0.495% is tighter than 121 of 125 state Supreme Court races since 1850s.

Supreme Court Vote Was Most Partisan Ever

Supreme Court Vote Was Most Partisan Ever

Voting patterns in state almost exactly match the 2016 presidential victory for Trump.

City Carries Shelton to Victory

City Carries Shelton to Victory

Candidate for circuit court judge lost the suburbs, but won city by huge margin.

Op Ed: Evangelicals Won Race for Hagedorn
Op Ed

Evangelicals Won Race for Hagedorn

And liberals made it happen by waving a red flag: ads decrying his anti-abortion, anti-gay views.

City Stayed Home In Election

City Stayed Home In Election

Milwaukee turnout low, its suburbs much higher, helping Hagedorn.

Murphy’s Law: 10 Lessons of Supreme Court Race
Murphy’s Law

10 Lessons of Supreme Court Race

Anger drives votes, media in decline, traditional judicial campaigns are dead, and more.

7 Numbers That Explain The Election

7 Numbers That Explain The Election

Neubauer did better yet worse than expected in Milwaukee, which decided statewide race.

Turnout 26.6% in Close April 2 Spring Election
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Turnout 26.6% in Close April 2 Spring Election

In the coming days, WEC staff will be working closely with county clerks and other local election officials as they prepare to canvass and certify the results.

Supreme Court Race Too Close to Call

Supreme Court Race Too Close to Call

Hagedorn claims victory, recount likely.

Conservative Judge Brian Hagedorn Wins Special Election to Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Conservative Judge Brian Hagedorn Wins Special Election to Wisconsin Supreme Court

Seven-Figure Investment by RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative Overcomes Three-To-One Spending Edge by Democrat-Aligned Groups

Vote Tuesday: Candidates for Supreme Court, School Board
Vote Tuesday

Candidates for Supreme Court, School Board

Milwaukeeans will find at least three contested races on the ballot.

“Not Pro-Republican” Brian Hagedorn Sends Republican Party of Wisconsin $150,000
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“Not Pro-Republican” Brian Hagedorn Sends Republican Party of Wisconsin $150,000

"Why is a judicial candidate in a nonpartisan race currently trying to enrich the Republican Party?"

Campaign Cash: SEIU Biggest Labor Union Campaign Donor
Campaign Cash

SEIU Biggest Labor Union Campaign Donor

Public-private employees union spent $718,700 on Evers, $131,140 on Neubauer.

Neubauer Downplays Her Democratic Ties

Neubauer Downplays Her Democratic Ties

Traditional campaign for Supreme Court stressing experience, endorsements by judges.

The Rise of Brian Hagedorn

The Rise of Brian Hagedorn

Supreme Court hopeful's conservative credentials were established early.

On the Take: Brian Hagedorn Personally Profited From Speeches to a Hate Group While a Sitting Judge
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On the Take: Brian Hagedorn Personally Profited From Speeches to a Hate Group While a Sitting Judge

State High Court Candidate Refusing to Give a Straight Answer If He Would Sit on Cases Involving Hate Group Alliance Defending Freedom

Campaign Cash: Unions, GOP Give $300,000 in High Court Race
Campaign Cash

Unions, GOP Give $300,000 in High Court Race

Six labor PACs give to Neubauer campaign, five Republican groups give to Hagedorn.

Brian Hagedorn Went to Bat to Protect Lead Paint Industry, Is His Campaign Benefitting From Their Support?
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Brian Hagedorn Went to Bat to Protect Lead Paint Industry, Is His Campaign Benefitting From Their Support?

People Who’ve Profited From Lead Paint Have Shown They’ll Spend Big Money to Support People Like Brian Hagedorn

Murphy’s Law: The Trashing of Shirley Abrahamson
Murphy’s Law

The Trashing of Shirley Abrahamson

Why is Brian Hagedorn attacking a legal giant, rather than his opponent in high court race?

Hagedorn Campaign Releases New TV Ad: “Trust”
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Hagedorn Campaign Releases New TV Ad: “Trust”

“Lisa Neubauer sat on many cases involving clients of her family business, and it raises serious questions,” said Lexi Ardis, campaign manager for Judge Brian Hagedorn.

Brian Hagedorn Spends Final Days of Supreme Court Campaign Stonewalling and Stalling
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Brian Hagedorn Spends Final Days of Supreme Court Campaign Stonewalling and Stalling

‘Acting Like a Candidate With Something to Hide From Wisconsin Voters’

Judge Hagedorn Wins Debate in Final Week of Campaign
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Judge Hagedorn Wins Debate in Final Week of Campaign

Neubauer continues to leave voters in the dark on judicial philosophy

Brian Hagedorn’s Homophobia Gets Support From Right-Wing Republican State Leadership Committee
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Brian Hagedorn’s Homophobia Gets Support From Right-Wing Republican State Leadership Committee

Washington D.C. Based Group Seeks to Fill Void Left After Other Conservative Groups Refused to Support Hagedorn

The State of Politics: Hagedorn Also Running Against Abrahamson
The State of Politics

Hagedorn Also Running Against Abrahamson

Conservative Supreme Court candidate keeps bashing the liberal justice, who has cancer and is retiring.

Campaign Cash: Outside Spending for Neubauer Swamps Hagedorn
Campaign Cash

Outside Spending for Neubauer Swamps Hagedorn

A 14 to 1 spending advantage for groups supporting Neubauer in Supreme Court race.

Brian Hagedorn Still Mum on What He Said in Speeches to Hate Group
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Brian Hagedorn Still Mum on What He Said in Speeches to Hate Group

‘These Are the Actions of Someone With Something to Hide’

Floundering Hagedorn Campaign Excoriated by Conservative Radio
Press Release

Floundering Hagedorn Campaign Excoriated by Conservative Radio

"I'm not going to lie, I'm a little concerned"

Neubauer, Hagedorn Spar Over Political Ties

Neubauer, Hagedorn Spar Over Political Ties

Candidates for Supreme Court debate over who is more political or biased.

Brian Hagedorn’s Decisions Put Corporate Profits Before Protecting Kids and Seniors
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Brian Hagedorn’s Decisions Put Corporate Profits Before Protecting Kids and Seniors

Personally Lobbied for Loopholes to Protect Lead Paint Manufacturers and Nursing Home Operators from Liability for Misdeeds

Hagedorn Campaign Releases TV Ad: “Takeover”
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Hagedorn Campaign Releases TV Ad: “Takeover”

“Liberal special interests want to take over our Supreme Court and are backing Lisa Neubauer because she will support their partisan agenda,”said Lexi Ardis.

State Budget Blunder Shines Light on Brian Hagedorn’s Dim View of Open Records
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State Budget Blunder Shines Light on Brian Hagedorn’s Dim View of Open Records

As Government Lawyer Hagedorn Fought Release of Records, Implicated in Effort to Gut State Open Records Law

Op Ed: Recusal At Issue in High Court Race
Op Ed

Recusal At Issue in High Court Race

State Supreme Court has one of nation’s weakest rules to prevent ethical conflicts.

Brian Hagedorn Keeps Wisconsin Voters in Dark About Paid Speeches to Hate Group
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Brian Hagedorn Keeps Wisconsin Voters in Dark About Paid Speeches to Hate Group

In Spirit of National Sunshine Week One Wisconsin Now Renews Call Court Candidate Disclose Contents of Speeches Made While a Sitting State Judge

Lisa Neubauer’s Big Supporter Eric Holder Wants a Liberal Takeover of the Judiciary. Does Neubauer Agree?
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Lisa Neubauer’s Big Supporter Eric Holder Wants a Liberal Takeover of the Judiciary. Does Neubauer Agree?

"Eric Holder is dropping big money to support Lisa Neubauer’s bid for Supreme Court, and he is openly advocating for a liberal takeover of our judiciary."

Brian Hagedorn Supports Court Action That Would Criminalize Abortion in Wisconsin
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Brian Hagedorn Supports Court Action That Would Criminalize Abortion in Wisconsin

‘Views Are Not Just Extreme, They Are Dangerous to Women’s Health’

Neubauer Believes Outside Cash is “Toxic”…Unless it Benefits Her Campaign
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Neubauer Believes Outside Cash is “Toxic”…Unless it Benefits Her Campaign

More than 750,000 reasons why she's flip-flopping on outside money

Campaign Cash: Third Party Donations Favor Neubauer
Campaign Cash

Third Party Donations Favor Neubauer

Just 4% of $407,000 in outside money for Supreme Court race so far backs Hagedorn.

Milwaukee Police Association Endorses Hagedorn for Supreme Court
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Milwaukee Police Association Endorses Hagedorn for Supreme Court

"It is a tremendous honor to receive the Milwaukee Police Association’s endorsement in this race."

Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate To Air Live On WISN 12
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate To Air Live On WISN 12

WISN 12 Commitment 2019 Coverage Presents Statewide Debate In Partnership With Marquette University Law School

State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn a No-Show at State Big Business Gathering
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State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn a No-Show at State Big Business Gathering

Is Absence at Traditional Stop on Campaign Trail Another Sign Hagedorn’s Anti-LGBTQ Extremism Too Much For Even Staunch Conservatives?

Hagedorn Says He’ll Keep Politics Off Bench

Hagedorn Says He’ll Keep Politics Off Bench

High court candidate has faced weeks of controversy for writings on gays, abortion.

Major Conservative Groups Agree: Brian Hagedorn’s Extremism and Homophobia Have No Place State High Court
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Major Conservative Groups Agree: Brian Hagedorn’s Extremism and Homophobia Have No Place State High Court

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Follows Wisconsin Realtors in Refusing to Support Hagedorn Wisconsin State Supreme Court Campaign

State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Continues to Stonewall on Paid Speeches to Hate Group
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State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Continues to Stonewall on Paid Speeches to Hate Group

Raises More Red Flags About Commitment to Treat Everyone Equally Before the Law

Still No Word From Brian Hagedorn on What He Said in Speeches to Hate Group
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Still No Word From Brian Hagedorn on What He Said in Speeches to Hate Group

State Supreme Court Candidate Was Paid Thousands of Dollars by Hate Group, What Did He Do to Earn It?

One Wisconsin Now Demands Brian Hagedorn Disclose His Speeches to Hate Group
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One Wisconsin Now Demands Brian Hagedorn Disclose His Speeches to Hate Group

‘Brian Hagedorn Owes Us Straight Answers About What He Said’

Campaign Cash: Big Donors Give More to Hagedorn
Campaign Cash

Big Donors Give More to Hagedorn

But his opponent Lisa Neubauer has more cash on hand in race for Supreme Court.

Murphy’s Law: The Disastrous Candidacy of Brian Hagedorn
Murphy’s Law

The Disastrous Candidacy of Brian Hagedorn

After weeks of negative press, his Supreme Court campaign is reeling. Who vetted him?

Brian Hagedorn Was Paid By Hate Group While Serving as a Judge
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Brian Hagedorn Was Paid By Hate Group While Serving as a Judge

State Supreme Court Candidate Took Thousands in Payments and Gifts From Group That Advocates and Litigates for Hate and Discrimination

Brian Hagedorn Sees State Supreme Court as Venue to Advance Partisan, Political Agenda
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Brian Hagedorn Sees State Supreme Court as Venue to Advance Partisan, Political Agenda

‘We Know This Because He’s Said it Himself’

Hagedorn Campaign Releases First TV Ad: “Lily”
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Hagedorn Campaign Releases First TV Ad: “Lily”

"Adopting Lily has brought home the opioid crisis and how it affects families in such significant ways."

Op Ed: Hagedorn’s Views on Gay Rights Matter
Op Ed

Hagedorn’s Views on Gay Rights Matter

Judge’s past criticism of key Supreme Court ruling suggests he could oppose rights of same-sex couples.

Brian Hagedorn Promises He Won’t Do It Again, Again
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Brian Hagedorn Promises He Won’t Do It Again, Again

Founder and Board Member of Organization With Formal Policy of LGBTQ Discrimination Asks Voters to Trust He Will Treat All Equally Before the Law

Hagedorn Backs School That Bans Gays

Hagedorn Backs School That Bans Gays

State Supreme Court candidate on board of school that bans gay teachers, students, parents.

Hagedorn Campaign Responds to Latest Smear
Press Release

Hagedorn Campaign Responds to Latest Smear

"Judge Hagedorn treats everyone fairly under the law."

New Evidence Exposes Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Putting Homophobic, Discriminatory Beliefs Into Action
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New Evidence Exposes Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Putting Homophobic, Discriminatory Beliefs Into Action

Founded and Serves on Board of Directors of School That Explicitly Discriminates Against LGBTQ Individuals

Brian Hagedorn Snags Support of Racist Voter Suppression Billboard Backer
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Brian Hagedorn Snags Support of Racist Voter Suppression Billboard Backer

Another Stain on the Record of the Candidate Who Helped Scott Walker Target the Voting Rights of People of Color

Sheriffs Endorse Hagedorn for Supreme Court
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Sheriffs Endorse Hagedorn for Supreme Court

"The strong support our campaign is receiving from law enforcement professionals is a reflection of my commitment to protecting the public and upholding the rule of law."

Brian Hagedorn’s Past Pays Off … With $18,000 Campaign Contribution from Big Special Interest
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Brian Hagedorn’s Past Pays Off … With $18,000 Campaign Contribution from Big Special Interest

Snags Big Check from Industry Lobby Group That Literally Wrote Rules on Judicial Recusal Adopted by His Former Boss

Hagedorn Outraises Neubauer in Latest Finance Period
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Hagedorn Outraises Neubauer in Latest Finance Period

Hagedorn raises more than $236,000 in just over four weeks

Hagedorn Defends Views on Gays, Abortion

Hagedorn Defends Views on Gays, Abortion

State Supreme Court candidate compared homosexuality to bestiality.

Record Shows State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Can’t Be Trusted to Leave Anti-LGBTQ Agenda Behind if Elected
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Record Shows State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Can’t Be Trusted to Leave Anti-LGBTQ Agenda Behind if Elected

Sought to Advance Personal Opposition to Equal Rights on the Job as Top Legal Aide to Former Governor Scott Walker

Wisconsin Black Leaders Condemn Supreme Court Candidate’s Disrespect of NAACP
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Wisconsin Black Leaders Condemn Supreme Court Candidate’s Disrespect of NAACP

"The real disgrace here is the hostile takeover of our judicial system by radical partisans like this former lawyer for Scott Walker."

Radical, hateful content found on blog of Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn
Press Release

Radical, hateful content found on blog of Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn

Hagedorn's partisan agenda has no place on Wisconsin's highest bench

Brian Hagedorn’s Questionable Judgement: Assault Accusations and Campaign Finance Law Fines Among Lowlights of Hagedorn Supporters
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Jon Wilcox and David Prosser Endorse Hagedorn for Supreme Court
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Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Jon Wilcox and David Prosser Endorse Hagedorn for Supreme Court

"Like the justices who have lined up behind my campaign, I pledge to defend the rule of law, uphold the constitution, and protect the public on the Wisconsin Supreme Court."

Campaign Cash: Here’s the Top Donors in High Court Race
Campaign Cash

Here’s the Top Donors in High Court Race

Lubars and Lynne Uihlein top those for Neubauer, many corporate leaders for Hagedorn.

Brian Hagedorn’s $20,000 Donor Threatened His Employees’ Livelihoods if President Obama Won 2012 Re-election
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Brian Hagedorn’s $20,000 Donor Threatened His Employees’ Livelihoods if President Obama Won 2012 Re-election

Claimed There Would be ‘Personal Consequences’ in Email to Employees Mere Weeks Before Vote

Hagedorn Campaign Off to Historic Fundraising Start
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Hagedorn Campaign Off to Historic Fundraising Start

Judge Hagedorn’s campaign raised $310,629.58 going into 2019.

Hagedorn Campaign Releases Statement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
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Hagedorn Campaign Releases Statement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

"I want to thank our members of law enforcement here in Wisconsin for their service."

Campaign Cash: Only Neubaurer, Hagedorn in Court Race
Campaign Cash

Only Neubaurer, Hagedorn in Court Race

Two-candidate, left vs. right race for state Supreme Court. Neubauer has raised more money.

Judge Brian Hagedorn Submits More Than 5,000 Nomination Signatures for Supreme Court Seat
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Judge Brian Hagedorn Submits More Than 5,000 Nomination Signatures for Supreme Court Seat

"I am overwhelmed by the support we’ve received since announcing our campaign..."

Murphy’s Law: State Facing Endless Lawsuits?
Murphy’s Law

State Facing Endless Lawsuits?

Suits by governor, legislature, citizens coming on lame duck laws, gerrymandering.

The Contrarian: Tony Evers Faces Tough Choices
The Contrarian

Tony Evers Faces Tough Choices

With a structural deficit and transportation fund debt, delivering a “people’s budget” won’t be easy.

The State Of Politics: How Walker Transformed Wisconsin’s Courts
The State Of Politics

How Walker Transformed Wisconsin’s Courts

One-third of all judges in state appointed by Republican governor.

Hagedorn Will Run for Supreme Court

Hagedorn Will Run for Supreme Court

Former attorney for Walker wants seat held by retiring justice Shirley Abrahamson

Judge Brian Hagedorn Announces Candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Judge Brian Hagedorn Announces Candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

"I pledge to you that I will apply the law fairly to everyone."

Murphy’s Law: Why Gableman Is Stepping Down
Murphy’s Law

Why Gableman Is Stepping Down

And how will that affect the race for Supreme Court?

Court Watch: Man Charged for Childhood Crime
Court Watch

Man Charged for Childhood Crime

State Appeals Court okays adult felony charge for act committed at age nine.

Court Watch: Justice Ziegler, 37 Judges Unopposed
Court Watch

Justice Ziegler, 37 Judges Unopposed

Just 11 of 48 Circuit Court judges face opponents in April Election

Court Watch: Four Key Judge Races Coming
Court Watch

Four Key Judge Races Coming

Supreme Court Justice Ziegler and three Appeals Court judges running in spring election.

The State of Politics: Impact of Walker’s 59 Judicial Choices
The State of Politics

Impact of Walker’s 59 Judicial Choices

He’s already replaced nearly one-fifth of judges in the state.

Back in the News: Gov. Walker Did Have Secret Email System
Back in the News

Gov. Walker Did Have Secret Email System

Report shows state business conducted through 300 personal emails, confirms Urban Milwaukee story.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Administrative Staff Promotions
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Announces Administrative Staff Promotions

Current Chief of Staff Eric Schutt is leaving the administration to pursue other opportunities and to spend more time with family.

Plenty of Horne: Sen. Baldwin Gearing Up for LGBT Battles
Plenty of Horne

Sen. Baldwin Gearing Up for LGBT Battles

Baldwin hires expert attorney on these issues. And state board considers Talgo claim.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Sweet Revenge Against John Doe Prosecutors
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Sweet Revenge Against John Doe Prosecutors

Walker’s office gets to choose the attorneys defending John Chisholm and company from a federal suit.

Plenty of Horne: State Delays on Talgo Claim
Plenty of Horne

State Delays on Talgo Claim

State claims board won't hear Talgo complaint at next meeting, and officials delay release of Talgo's legal filing, though it's a public record.

A Frail System: New State Law Conceals Nursing Home Violations
A Frail System

New State Law Conceals Nursing Home Violations

Tort reform puts residents at risk, and makes criminal prosecutions of abuse and neglect more difficult, critics say.