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Court Watch: Courts Face Shortage of Defense Lawyers
Court Watch

Courts Face Shortage of Defense Lawyers

Backlog of cases delayed during pandemic causes shortage in county courts.

Pandemic Has Slowed Court Cases

Pandemic Has Slowed Court Cases

Many in jail awaiting trial charged with homicides, sexual assault and lesser felonies.

Panel to discuss “Justice in the Time of COVID” for virtual “On the Issues,” Jan. 22
MKE County: County Offering Mortgage Assistance
MKE County

County Offering Mortgage Assistance

$15 million program will help people financially affected by pandemic to keep their homes.

County Spending $10 Million to Prevent Evictions

County Spending $10 Million to Prevent Evictions

Evictions up 44% since May. Both Milwaukee and Dane counties using federal funds to fight this.

MKE County: Courts Reopening With Backlog of Cases
MKE County

Courts Reopening With Backlog of Cases

Backlog of 200 cases await a speedy trial. Courtrooms with social distancing will be used.

MKE County: County Announces Housing Assistance Program
MKE County

County Announces Housing Assistance Program

Using CARES Act funds and a partnership with the courts, Milwaukee County will help prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eviction Ban Lifted, Here’s What Renters Should Know

Eviction Ban Lifted, Here’s What Renters Should Know

Moratorium on evictions was suspended Tuesday, many landlords rushed to start evictions.

Circuit Courts Planning For Re-Opening

Circuit Courts Planning For Re-Opening

Many in-person proceedings have been suspended since March.

27 COVID-19 Cases at House of Correction, All Inmates To Be Tested

27 COVID-19 Cases at House of Correction, All Inmates To Be Tested

Milwaukee County launches public dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in three detention facilities.

Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on the Appointment of Mary Triggiano as Chief Judge in Milwaukee County
Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Policy Advisory Council
Court Watch: 36 Judges Call for Defense Lawyer Pay Hikes
Court Watch

36 Judges Call for Defense Lawyer Pay Hikes

Circuit judges from 18 counties cite difficulties finding lawyers for indigent defendants.

New Ad: Judges, Commissioner, DA Endorse Rebecca Dallet for Supreme Court Justice, Say Burns “Not Qualified”
Press Release

New Ad: Judges, Commissioner, DA Endorse Rebecca Dallet for Supreme Court Justice, Say Burns “Not Qualified”

Officials say only Dallet has the experience demanded of a Supreme Court Justice

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

Murphy’s Law: Why Walker Allowed Lincoln Hills Abuses
Murphy’s Law

Why Walker Allowed Lincoln Hills Abuses

His staff knew about it for years. Why didn’t the governor act?

Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum
Press Release

Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum

After her opponent this week jumped to the Branch 31 race, Connolly is widely seen as the prohibitive favorite to be the next judge in Branch 44.

Marquette University College of Nursing to host forum  on violence against children in Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne: Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated
Plenty of Horne

Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated

Tim Meyerring's present to the president gets caught up in the law on gifts and consultations with the White House assessor.

The Roundup: Plale Recall Drive Begins
The Roundup

Plale Recall Drive Begins

Can a group of south side political activists pull themselves together enough to acquire 13,212 signatures to force a recall election against Sen. Jeff Plale? Rep. Jon Richards said he doubts it. “This thing is going nowhere,” says Rep. Josh Zepnick. “These people are so lazy! They’ve taken out a newspaper ad asking people to come by and sign a recall petition. Who is going to do that?” True enough. To win an election, you’ve got to knock on doors, post signs in windows and do all kinds of grass-rooted activities. There is scant evidence of this in the Plale recall attempt, and absolutely no evidence of it in the northern fringes of Plale’s district, including Brady Street and the East Side. That hasn’t stopped Plale from printing up thousands of football schedules that he is handing out at every turn. The South Milwaukeean made the journey to St. Rita’s Church last week to attend the Brady Street Association monthly meeting where he was asked about the recall. “They’ve got until September 7th to get the signatures to recall me,” Plale told the audience. When told there seemed to be no effort on the East Side to circulate petitions, Plale said, “well, these people wouldn’t know how to find Brady Street.” Plale was also in the Brady Street area for what the neighborhood hopes is an annual Artisinal Food Festival. The gig was held Sunday, July 25th, and Plale was there along with his schedules. The recall effort against him stemmed from his crucial vote to uphold Governor Doyle’s veto of a republican-sponsored measure to limit property tax increases. Plale says the upcoming plans to sponsor a constitutional amendment known as the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, (TABOR) is similarly flawed, and a potential recipe for disaster. He cites Colorado, a state that has enacted similar provisions into its laws and is now in the midst of its worst fiscal crisis ever. Amendment on the Run The legislature republicans spent the last unedifying session promoting the agenda of Gays, Guns and Gambling. The Madison gang came up with loads of goofy legislation, none of which could sustain a veto by the governor. Leave it to this group to be able to reconvene and pass a constitutional amendment, no less, in just one week. This was the decision of Sen. Mary Panzer, the republican leader who had earlier been criticized for not rushing a Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights law through the Solomonic deliberations of the nation’s most august lawmakers. But, as soon as she faced a primary challenge from Rep.Glenn Grothman, an ambitious fellow republican who covets her senate seat, Panzer decided to schedule a vote for this week. Then, the legislature can go home and come back next year to vote again. Then, finally, the matter will be put to public vote in a referendum, if it is still alive. But, if the legislature does not act by August 5th, the whole procedure would have to be repeated in yet one […]