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State Elections Commission Changes Absentee Ballot Guidance

State Elections Commission Changes Absentee Ballot Guidance

Waukesha County Judge rules that clerks can't fill in missing information on absentee ballot witness certificates.

Elections Commission Rejects Challenge to Tim Michels’ Nominating Petitions

Elections Commission Rejects Challenge to Tim Michels’ Nominating Petitions

Unanimous decision puts Michels on the ballot in the GOP primary for governor.

Democrats Challenge Michels Nomination Papers in Governor’s Race

Democrats Challenge Michels Nomination Papers in Governor’s Race

The challenge seeks to block businessman Tim Michels from getting on the primary ballot.

Nomination Signature Challenge Shows Michels Lacks Valid Signatures to Make August Ballot
Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Lawsuit argues actions of false presidential electors led to Jan. 6 insurrection.

Special Report: Who Is Conducting Gableman’s Investigation?
Special Report

Who Is Conducting Gableman’s Investigation?

Private lawyer and partisan group heavily involved in taxpayer funded election probe.

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

WEC board member Robert Spindell, one of the 10 Republicans, votes against sanctioning himself.

Group Pushes Dane County DA To Prosecute False Electors

Group Pushes Dane County DA To Prosecute False Electors

'All 10 convened in Dane County to carry out their unlawful plan,’ Law Forward writes.

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Wisconsin ‘False’ Electors

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Wisconsin ‘False’ Electors

10 state Republicans voted as ‘alternate’ electors, seeking to overturn legal election.

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

10 Wisconsin Republicans sent phony electoral ballots for Trump to Congress.

State Senate Won’t Confirm Evers’ Appointees

State Senate Won’t Confirm Evers’ Appointees

Republican senate leader calls appointees "highly partisan."

Op Ed: Hold Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Electors Accountable
Op Ed

Hold Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Electors Accountable

10 Republicans tried to cast Wisconsin's electoral votes for former President Donald Trump.

Vos, Gableman Could Face Consequences for Election Probe

Vos, Gableman Could Face Consequences for Election Probe

Court requires Vos to sit for deposition, lawyer demands public apologies by Gableman.

Gableman Asks Court to Arrest Madison, Green Bay Mayors

Gableman Asks Court to Arrest Madison, Green Bay Mayors

It’s “comic buffoonery,” says attorney for Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich.

Nicole Safar to Helm Law Forward
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Nicole Safar to Helm Law Forward

As Redistricting Debate Heats Up, Key Player Hires First Full Time Executive Director

Op Ed: State High Court Wary of Doing Redistricting
Op Ed

State High Court Wary of Doing Redistricting

Conservative judges have made best arguments against acceding to Republicans’ wishes.

Op-Ed: Big Money Is Taking Over the Courts
Op-Ed

Big Money Is Taking Over the Courts

Wealthy, right-wing interests are assaulting the integrity of the judiciary.

Op Ed: Our Fourth Of July Crisis
Op Ed

Our Fourth Of July Crisis

Voting rights imperiled and a push to mandate singing the national anthem.

Op Ed: EPA Overrules Pruitt-Walker Smog Increases
Op Ed

EPA Overrules Pruitt-Walker Smog Increases

Ex-governor and EPA leader raised legal pollution level to aid Foxconn plan.

Republicans Scheme to Continue Scott Walker Era

Republicans Scheme to Continue Scott Walker Era

Thwarting voters’ choice by refusing to approve Evers appointees to boards, commissions.

State Supreme Court Dismisses AG’s Lame-Duck Lawsuit

State Supreme Court Dismisses AG’s Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Kaul sued Legislature over bill that took settlement authority from his office.

Op Ed: Why Shirley Abrahamson Mattered
Op Ed

Why Shirley Abrahamson Mattered

For decades one of the leading state supreme court judges in the nation.

Attorneys Square Off in Trump’s Federal Challenge to Wisconsin’s Election
State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

The partial-recount is focusing solely on Milwaukee and Dane counties.

Murphy’s Law: Right-Wing vs Left-Wing Lawyers
Murphy’s Law

Right-Wing vs Left-Wing Lawyers

WILL has more funding, more staff, more Harvard. Can a new liberal law group compete?

New Law Firm Taking on Progressive Causes

New Law Firm Taking on Progressive Causes

Firm will counter Republican legal challenges surrounding voting rights, gerrymandering.

State High Court Rules Legislature Can Represent State

State High Court Rules Legislature Can Represent State

Dallet dissent calls it “shocking” to allow Legislature to take over attorney general’s role.

Wisconsin Judge Denies Kanye West’s Bid to be on Presidential Ballot

Wisconsin Judge Denies Kanye West’s Bid to be on Presidential Ballot

His campaign could still appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Bipartisan state Election Commission deadlocks on issue with nominating papers.

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Commission votes 5-1 to reject candidacy on basis West's filing was late. Legal challenge possible.

Challenge To Green Party On State Ballot

Challenge To Green Party On State Ballot

Wrong address on nomination papers could disqualify party, which Democrats believe helped elect Trump, from presidential ballot.

Why Don Natzke Couldn’t Vote

Why Don Natzke Couldn’t Vote

Visually impaired Shorewood resident stymied by state legal barriers as Wisconsin held April election.

Op Ed: Pandemic Temper Tantrums?
Op Ed

Pandemic Temper Tantrums?

Republicans’ court challenge to Evers’s safer-at-home order is about anger, not state law.

What’s Next in Voter Purge Battle?

What’s Next in Voter Purge Battle?

Appeals Court overturned lower court ruling requiring purge of voter rolls. But battle far from over.

Op Ed: State High Court Strips Lower Courts’ Power
Op Ed

State High Court Strips Lower Courts’ Power

Supreme Court ruling quietly constrains circuit courts' power to stop the enforcement of unconstitutional laws.

The State of Politics: An Uphill Fight for ‘Lame Duck’ Challengers?
The State of Politics

An Uphill Fight for ‘Lame Duck’ Challengers?

Wisconsin’s history shows legislative sessions are legal and necessary -- and the courts have backed them.

Conservatives Argue Against Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Conservatives Argue Against Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Right-leaning members of Wisconsin Supreme Court skeptical in oral arguments on lawsuit challenging lame-duck session before Evers took office.

Groups Will Sue Against Lame Duck Laws

Groups Will Sue Against Lame Duck Laws

Will argue entire “extraordinary” session was illegal, demanding all laws be struck down.