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Lame Duck Supreme Court Upholds Lame Duck GOP Power Grab
State High Court Narrows Chance of Voter Purge

State High Court Narrows Chance of Voter Purge

Rejects conservative group’s call for quick decision, delays oral arguments until 34 days before November election.

Gov. Evers Appoints State Representative Chris Taylor to Dane County Circuit Court
Campaign Cash: Police Groups Have Big Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Police Groups Have Big Capitol Clout

They spent $2.3 million on state lobbying and elections over 10 years, pushing many bills they favor.

WILL Wants WI Supreme Court to Take Redistricting Cases First

WILL Wants WI Supreme Court to Take Redistricting Cases First

Conservative group wants state supreme court to handle redistricting disputes.

Data Wonk: Lessons from the Spring 2020 Election
Data Wonk

Lessons from the Spring 2020 Election

Republicans opposed liberals and alleged voter fraud and neither issue resonated.

State High Court to Hear Voter Purge Case

State High Court to Hear Voter Purge Case

Kelly ends recusal, Supreme Court will decide if 130,000 people should be removed from voting rolls.

Wisconsin’s Lousy Record for Women in Politics

Wisconsin’s Lousy Record for Women in Politics

Two politicos talk about getting more women in elected offices.

Supreme Court Strikes Down “Safer at Home”

Supreme Court Strikes Down “Safer at Home”

Decision goes into effect immediately. Milwaukee's order remains in effect.

Wisconsin Grapples With Holding Elections During Pandemic

Wisconsin Grapples With Holding Elections During Pandemic

As more elections move forward, public officials work to ensure safe voting.

Special Interests Battle on High Court Case

Special Interests Battle on High Court Case

Koch and WMC filings push Supreme Court to stop Evers state shutdown, liberal groups disagree.

Your Right to Know: Trump Lawsuit Tests Limits of Free Speech
Your Right to Know

Trump Lawsuit Tests Limits of Free Speech

The president's campaign is suing a local television station in Rhinelander for running a political ad that allegedly defamed him.

Justice Kelly Asks to ‘Unrecuse’ Himself

Justice Kelly Asks to ‘Unrecuse’ Himself

While running for reelection he withdrew from two election cases. Now he wants in.

Data Wonk: Did Republicans Doom Dan Kelly?
Data Wonk

Did Republicans Doom Dan Kelly?

Many voters in red counties opposed him, perhaps in anger at being forced to vote in a pandemic.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Suppress Their Own Voters
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Suppress Their Own Voters

Because they thought even more Democrats would be discouraged. They were wrong.

Will High Court Limit Evers’ Veto Power?

Will High Court Limit Evers’ Veto Power?

Supreme Court hears arguments from conservatives targeting governor’s power.

Court Watch: Karofsky Won 17 Milwaukee County Municipalities
Court Watch

Karofsky Won 17 Milwaukee County Municipalities

Lost only Hales Corners and Franklin by small margins, got 86% in Shorewood.

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

69% of Wisconsin voters say Trump did too little to prepare country for COVID-19.

Kelly Might Hear Voter Purge Case

Kelly Might Hear Voter Purge Case

Justice Dan Kelly could lift his recusal from the case now that he lost his election.

Democratic Turnout Surged in Election

Democratic Turnout Surged in Election

High absentee voting in Milwaukee, Dane counties. State results mirrored Tammy Baldwin win in 2018.

Op Ed: Did Voter Backlash Defeat Kelly?
Op Ed

Did Voter Backlash Defeat Kelly?

Voters angry about in-person election may have reacted by opposing Republican choice for high court.

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

How high was turnout, lawyers will be busy, girl power, streetcar wins again and a new council president?

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

54-46 margin for liberal candidate in race for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Candidates Win Key Seats Across The State
Murphy’s Law: 21 Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

21 Winners and Losers

Beyond the candidates, what was the election about, who were the other winners and losers?

Karofsky Statement on Election Results
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Karofsky Statement on Election Results

 

2020 Spring Election Results

2020 Spring Election Results

Live City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County results for the April 7th Spring Election.

Jill Karofsky statement on Tuesday’s election
Detente Ends for Evers, Legislature

Detente Ends for Evers, Legislature

Cooperation during pandemic ends as Vos, Fittzgerald blast governor on election timing.

Murphy’s Law: Republican Hypocrisy on Election
Murphy’s Law

Republican Hypocrisy on Election

Why wouldn’t Vos, Fitzgerald postpone the election? Because they were safer.

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against WMC and RSLC
Press Release

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against WMC and RSLC

Karofsky holds special interests accountable for false information

Karofsky lawsuit demands baseless ads be pulled
Press Release

Karofsky lawsuit demands baseless ads be pulled

Lawsuit seeks temporary injunction as more than $1 million has been spent lying to voters

Data Wonk: Is Dan Kelly Good for Democracy?
Data Wonk

Is Dan Kelly Good for Democracy?

His legal work and rulings as Supreme Court justice show strong anti-democratic views.

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley endorses Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Campaign Cash: Karofsky Leads Kelly in Campaign Donations
Campaign Cash

Karofsky Leads Kelly in Campaign Donations

She’s raised $2.4 million, he’s raised $1.6 million, in race for state Supreme Court.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Risk Public Health With Election
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Risk Public Health With Election

Refusal of Vos and Fitzgerald to postpone election could cause more disease, deaths.

Groups Spend $3 Million on High Court Race

Groups Spend $3 Million on High Court Race

Karofsky leads Kelly in special interest spending on state Supreme Court race.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul Endorses Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme
Supreme Decision

Supreme Decision

Karofsky v. Kelly, stakes are high in state Supreme Court race.

Karofsky Campaign Issues Cease and Desist Over Attack Ads

Karofsky Campaign Issues Cease and Desist Over Attack Ads

Campaign calls ads "false, baseless, and disgusting."

Vote Absentee: Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates
Vote Absentee

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates

Karofsky vs Kelly for a 10-year term on the state's highest court.

Poll: Bar members say Karofsky overwhelmingly more qualified
Murphy’s Law: Will Legislature Delay Election?
Murphy’s Law

Will Legislature Delay Election?

Life-and-death issue poses the most danger for Milwaukee. Only the Legislature can act.

The Contrarian: Karofsky Wrong About State Supreme Court
The Contrarian

Karofsky Wrong About State Supreme Court

Her campaign charges against the Supreme Court amount to slander.

Campaign Cash: Karofsky Has 23-1 Lead in Outside Funding
Campaign Cash

Karofsky Has 23-1 Lead in Outside Funding

Kelly far behind in third party campaign spending in state Supreme Count race.

Milwaukee Mayor and Wisconsin Supreme Court Debates on WISN 12 Cancelled
Press Release

Milwaukee Mayor and Wisconsin Supreme Court Debates on WISN 12 Cancelled

Health safety concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic prompt decision

Supreme Court Candidates Spar Over Integrity

Supreme Court Candidates Spar Over Integrity

Karofsky went after Kelly for the partisanship of his campaign and the state's high court at a debate Thursday.

Important Debates in Three Key Races to Air Live on WISN 12
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Important Debates in Three Key Races to Air Live on WISN 12

Milwaukee County Executive, Milwaukee Mayor, and Wisconsin Supreme Court

Campaign Cash: Dan Kelly’s Big Guns
Campaign Cash

Dan Kelly’s Big Guns

Supreme Court Justice holds fundraiser at shooting gallery the day after Molson Coors shootings.

Justice Louis Butler endorses Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin endorses Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Data Wonk: The Myth of Nonpartisan Judicial Elections
Data Wonk

The Myth of Nonpartisan Judicial Elections

They could hardly be more partisan. Time to rethink how we elect Supreme Court members?

Court Watch: Kelly, Karofsky Divide the County
Court Watch

Kelly, Karofsky Divide the County

Karofsky wins Milwaukee and North Shore, Kelly wins southern suburbs in high court race.

The State of Politics: Who Will Turn Out for April Election?
The State of Politics

Who Will Turn Out for April Election?

There might be a far bigger Republican turnout than some expect.

Op Ed: Stakes Are High for Supreme Court Race
Op Ed

Stakes Are High for Supreme Court Race

Kelly vs Karofsky will test the organizing, fundraising abilities of both parties.

It’s Kelly v. Karofsky for Supreme Court

It’s Kelly v. Karofsky for Supreme Court

Race could be tough: Candidates have accused each other of “corruption” and “disgusting slander”.

Murphy’s Law: 14 Election Winners, Losers
Murphy’s Law

14 Election Winners, Losers

Beyond the ballot totals, behind the scenes, who were the other election winners and losers?

Campaign Cash: Outside Groups Spent $55,000 on High Court Race
Campaign Cash

Outside Groups Spent $55,000 on High Court Race

Majority of spending opposed conservative Justice Dan Kelly.

Vote Tuesday: State Supreme Court Candidates
Vote Tuesday

State Supreme Court Candidates

The only statewide race on Tuesday's primary ballot.

WFNHP Announces 2020 Spring Primary Election Endorsements
Two regional teachers’ associations endorse Judge Jill Karofsky for Supreme Court
Campaign Cash: Kelly Leads Money Race for High Court
Campaign Cash

Kelly Leads Money Race for High Court

Conservative raised more than Fallone and Karofsky combined in Supreme Court race.

Judge Jill Karofsky announces additional support from judges, elected officials, and Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Jill Karofsky campaign files robust fundraising report for first month of 2020
Press Release

Jill Karofsky campaign files robust fundraising report for first month of 2020

More than 600 individual contributions help start year strong

State Supreme Court Candidates Battle at Debate

State Supreme Court Candidates Battle at Debate

Fallone manages to stay on the outside as Karofsky and Kelly sling mud at each other.

Top Donors In Supreme Court Race

Top Donors In Supreme Court Race

Topping the list: Diane Hendricks and Richard Uihlein for Kelly, Lynde Uihlein for Karofsky.

Jill Karofsky campaign raises $350,000 in 2019
Press Release

Jill Karofsky campaign raises $350,000 in 2019

More than 2000 contributions fuel strong grassroots campaign

Campaign Cash: Kelly Leads High Court Candidates in Funds
Campaign Cash

Kelly Leads High Court Candidates in Funds

Conservative Supreme Court justice has raised more than two opponents combined.

Op Ed: State Supreme Court Race Is Crucial
Op Ed

State Supreme Court Race Is Crucial

At stake is whether justices will recuse themselves to avoid flagrant conflicts of interest.

Judge Jill Karofsky announces major labor endorsement in Supreme Court race
Press Release

Judge Jill Karofsky announces major labor endorsement in Supreme Court race

“It’s a tremendous honor to have the support of IBEW’s hard-working members across the state.”

High Court Candidates Argue Role of Politics

High Court Candidates Argue Role of Politics

Incumbent Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly spars with opponents Jill Karofsky, Ed Fallone.

Dozens more Wisconsin elected officials endorse Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Dozens more Wisconsin elected officials endorse Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Karofsky earns support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents from across Wisconsin

Wisconsin legislators rally behind Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Wisconsin legislators rally behind Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Judge Karofsky currently serves as a criminal court judge in Dane County.

Women Lead endorses Judge Jill Karofsky for WI Supreme Court
Press Release

Women Lead endorses Judge Jill Karofsky for WI Supreme Court

“Jill has the depth of experience and commitment to our values that we look for in a candidate.”

Hagedorn Forswears Politics at Swearing-In

Hagedorn Forswears Politics at Swearing-In

New Supreme Court Justice promises he won’t be “pro-Republican.”

Democrats Celebrate at State Convention

Democrats Celebrate at State Convention

Evers, Baldwin speak on how to win: don’t “get down into the mud with Republicans.”

Governor Jim Doyle and Jessica Doyle endorse Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Governor Jim Doyle and Jessica Doyle endorse Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"We need Judge Jill Karofsky on the Wisconsin Supreme Court to defend our Constitution and to defend our rights."

Court Watch: Justice Kelly Will Run For Full Term
Court Watch

Justice Kelly Will Run For Full Term

Conservative appointed to Supreme Court by Walker will face two opponents in 2020.

Justice Rebecca Dallet endorses Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Justice Rebecca Dallet endorses Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"We need Judge Jill Karofsky on the Wisconsin Supreme Court" - Justice Rebecca Dallet

Judge Jill Karofsky announces candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Judge Jill Karofsky announces candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"The American judicial system is built on independent judges, not a system in which you decide what political team you’re on."

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.

Court Watch: Voter’s Choice, Burns vs. Dallet
Court Watch

Voter’s Choice, Burns vs. Dallet

Two Supreme Court candidates answer questions, but Screnock declines.

AG Schimel Appoints Experienced, Award-Winning Prosecutor to Lead Office of Crime Victim Services
Press Release

AG Schimel Appoints Experienced, Award-Winning Prosecutor to Lead Office of Crime Victim Services

Michelle L. Viste is a current assistant attorney general at DOJ and 2015 Deputy District Attorney of the Year award recipient.

State Releasing Far More Sex Offenders

State Releasing Far More Sex Offenders

Number released from mental lockup has quadrupled, but officials say risk to residents is low. First of a three-part series.