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Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Republican legislators pushing changes that may violate numerous federal laws.

Law Forward’s “Redistricting 101” Provides Much-needed Overview of Critical but Complicated Process
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Law Forward’s “Redistricting 101” Provides Much-needed Overview of Critical but Complicated Process

New Report Breaks Down Redistricting Process In Plain English; Explains Its Importance

Two Legislators Delete Their Emails As Policy

Two Legislators Delete Their Emails As Policy

Under state law, legislators are allowed to delete emails that are considered public record.

Legislators Violate Open Records Law?

Legislators Violate Open Records Law?

Two Republicans pushing elections law changes accused of a “dishonest” response.

Fraudulent Electors Convene to Cast State’s Electoral Votes Contrary to Popular Vote and State Statutes, Law Forward Seeks Accountability
Op Ed: Why the War on Masks? Gerrymandering
Op Ed

Why the War on Masks? Gerrymandering

Republicans legislators with safe seats needn’t worry about voter blowback.

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.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Applauds Abortion Access Protection Act
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Applauds Abortion Access Protection Act

'The Abortion Access Protection Act is an important step to safeguard abortion care in Wisconsin.'

Republican Lawmakers Put Politics Ahead of Health Care
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Republican Lawmakers Put Politics Ahead of Health Care

"These bills are intended to intentionally mislead people about abortion care."

Advocacy Community, Legislators Applaud Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Budget Proposal
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Advocacy Community, Legislators Applaud Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Budget Proposal

"We join with our women’s health partners to applaud the Healthy Women, Healthy Babies state budget initiative."