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Anti-Transgender Efforts Permeating Wisconsin’s Schools, Political Campaigns

Anti-Transgender Efforts Permeating Wisconsin’s Schools, Political Campaigns

Misinformation and fear-mongering leading to lawsuits, protests and harassment.

State Supreme Court Affirms Local Public Health Powers

State Supreme Court Affirms Local Public Health Powers

Court rules that local public health officials can unilaterally issue, enforce health orders.

Will High Court Prevent Disabled From Voting?

Will High Court Prevent Disabled From Voting?

People who can’t use hands or feet can’t cast absentee ballot unassisted, as lower court ruling requires.

Judge Strikes Down Town of Buchanan’s Transportation Utility Fee
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Judge Strikes Down Town of Buchanan’s Transportation Utility Fee

WILL challenged fee as an attempt to circumvent strict levy limits

WILL Applauds Committee Action to Suspend Burdensome Red Tape on Rentals with Pools
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WILL Applauds Committee Action to Suspend Burdensome Red Tape on Rentals with Pools

WI homeowners report DATCP rule would impose huge costs to upgrade pools

State High Court To Rule On Local Health Orders

State High Court To Rule On Local Health Orders

WILL suit charges Dane County health director had no power to issue orders combatting COVID-19.

Lake Geneva Lowers Short-Term Rental Fee, Property Owners Refunded
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Lake Geneva Lowers Short-Term Rental Fee, Property Owners Refunded

WILL successfully appealed licensing fee at Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission

Appeals Court Reinstates Absentee Drop Boxes

Appeals Court Reinstates Absentee Drop Boxes

Court says change this close to election could cause confusion, disenfranchise voters.

The State of Politics: Absentee Ballot Boxes Helped Republicans, Too
The State of Politics

Absentee Ballot Boxes Helped Republicans, Too

Many of the 500 drop boxes in state were in districts voting heavily for Trump.

Court Disallows Absentee Ballot Boxes

Court Disallows Absentee Ballot Boxes

Waukesha judge rules they are not allowed under state law.

Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear WILL Challenge to Dane County Health Orders
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Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear WILL Challenge to Dane County Health Orders

WILL is challenging authority of health officer to issue orders without legislative approval

Senate Advances Bill Banning Critical Race Theory

Senate Advances Bill Banning Critical Race Theory

Committee advances bill that financially penalizes schools who disobey law.

WILL Sues Town of Buchanan for Adopting, Implementing Unlawful Tax
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WILL Sues Town of Buchanan for Adopting, Implementing Unlawful Tax

The town adopted a “transportation utility fee” to circumvent strict levy limits

WILL Warns DATCP Against Regulating New Pool Sharing Start-Up
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WILL Warns DATCP Against Regulating New Pool Sharing Start-Up

Flawed state agency interpretation would outlaw innovative business

WILL Warns Town of Buchanan Transportation Fee Amounts to Unlawful Tax
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WILL Warns Town of Buchanan Transportation Fee Amounts to Unlawful Tax

Town of Buchanan has 120 days to remove fee, or face lawsuit

Dane County Drops Most Fines Against Dance Studio
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Dane County Drops Most Fines Against Dance Studio

Health department enlisted the wrong attorneys and filed far too many counts

Dane County Health Department Relaxes Sports Restrictions After WILL Lawsuit
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Dane County Health Department Relaxes Sports Restrictions After WILL Lawsuit

Legal challenge to authority of Dane County Health Department continues

WILL Represents Dane County Dance Studio in Fight Against Health Department Fines, Orders
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WILL Represents Dane County Dance Studio in Fight Against Health Department Fines, Orders

Without warning, health department fined dance studio nearly $24,000 for video recording dances in small groups

WILL Files Lawsuit Challenging Dane County Health Department’s Authority to Enact COVID Restrictions
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WILL Files Lawsuit Challenging Dane County Health Department’s Authority to Enact COVID Restrictions

Lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court argues county board must approve health department’s restrictions

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 Supreme Court Sides with Legislature in Critical Separation of Powers Case
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Sides with Legislature in Critical Separation of Powers Case

WILL filed amicus urging Supreme Court to allow Legislature to defend state law

Judge Issues Injunction: Madison School District Staff Cannot Lie or Deceive Parents About Gender Transitions at School
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Judge Issues Injunction: Madison School District Staff Cannot Lie or Deceive Parents About Gender Transitions at School

WILL sued MMSD for violating parental rights with gender identity policy

WILL Sues Marquette County Sheriff for Free Speech Violation
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WILL Sues Marquette County Sheriff for Free Speech Violation

Sheriff, Patrol Sergeant threatened teen with arrest over social media post

WILL Explainer: Why the 7th Congressional District Special Election Date Has to Change
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WILL Explainer: Why the 7th Congressional District Special Election Date Has to Change

Governor Evers has now admitted that his Executive Order setting these dates violates federal law and he is in the process of setting new dates.

WILL Suggests Improvements to UW Free Speech Policy
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WILL Suggests Improvements to UW Free Speech Policy

Submits public comment to better balance, safeguard First Amendment rights of all

New Hire: WILL adds former Deputy Solicitor General
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New Hire: WILL adds former Deputy Solicitor General

Litigation team grows to meet heightened challenges

AG Schimel appoints Ryan Walsh as Chief Deputy Solicitor General
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AG Schimel appoints Ryan Walsh as Chief Deputy Solicitor General

Walsh currently serves as an associate attorney with the law firm of Jones Day in Washington, D.C. in the Issues and Appeals section.