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Republican Dean Knudson Resigns Election Commission

Republican Dean Knudson Resigns Election Commission

Knudson said 'highest levels' of the Republican party told him to resign.

Gathering To Spread the Big Lie

Gathering To Spread the Big Lie

‘Election Integrity’ event in Kenosha offers a cash bar and lots of debunked conspiracy theories.

Gableman Review Paused, But His Pay Continues

Gableman Review Paused, But His Pay Continues

Gableman's taxpayer funded $11,000 a month pay reduced to $5,500 a month.

Second Judge Rules Gableman Probe Can’t Delete Records

Second Judge Rules Gableman Probe Can’t Delete Records

"I'm amazed I have to say, 'Don't destroy records subject to an open records request.'"

Data Wonk: How Many Support Gableman Probe?
Data Wonk

How Many Support Gableman Probe?

And what percent in state are confident of election results?

Your Right to Know: Ask Legislators For Records They Delete
Your Right to Know

Ask Legislators For Records They Delete

Court decision opens door to treating deleted emails as open records.

Gableman Rallies With Extremists, Including Vos’s Primary Opponent

Gableman Rallies With Extremists, Including Vos’s Primary Opponent

Wall Street Journal warns Gableman could help Republicans lose state in 2022.

New survey by Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin Democratic primary for U.S. Senate tightening, Kleefisch leading Republican gubernatorial primary; among Republicans, those least confident in 2020 election are more enthusiastic to vote this fall
Vos Keeps Gableman Investigation Going

Vos Keeps Gableman Investigation Going

Though contract for probe was expiring, Speaker says it will continue, after pressure from Trump.

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.

Statement: Office of Special Counsel
Gableman Probe Tracks Personal Backgrounds of Election Workers

Gableman Probe Tracks Personal Backgrounds of Election Workers

Woman with “weird nose ring” who “loves nature and snakes” likely a Democrat, review suggests.

Judge Orders Gableman Stop Deleting Records

Judge Orders Gableman Stop Deleting Records

Michael Gableman has been deleting emails, text messages related to partisan election review.

Vos’ Emails Show Pressure From Election Deniers

Vos’ Emails Show Pressure From Election Deniers

Assembly Speaker and staff sought a way to respond to demands for reviews of the 2020 election.

Will Release Of Deleted Records Shine Light on Legislature?

Will Release Of Deleted Records Shine Light on Legislature?

Vos releases some 20,000 documents. No group or reporter had ever requested deleted documents.

Campaign Cash: Right-Wing Money Helps Elect Appeals Court Judge
Campaign Cash

Right-Wing Money Helps Elect Appeals Court Judge

Uihleins and outside groups spend $450,000 to elect Maria Lazar.

Elections Commission Issues Fines for ‘Frivolous Complaints’

Elections Commission Issues Fines for ‘Frivolous Complaints’

Peter Bernegger, who previously testified at Assembly committee, fined $2,400.

Judge Ends Search for Deleted Emails, Texts From Vos’ Phone

Judge Ends Search for Deleted Emails, Texts From Vos’ Phone

Assembly Speaker has turned over almost 20,000 deleted emails from his state account, attorney says.

Data Wonk: Another Bizarre Gableman Proposal
Data Wonk

Another Bizarre Gableman Proposal

With no evidence recommends state stop using ERIC voter registration system.

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Donations from mega-donors, political action committees funding attack ads.

Vos Held In Contempt of Court

Vos Held In Contempt of Court

Assembly Speaker faces contempt for not releasing records from partisan 2020 election review.

Op Ed: Justice Thomas, Recusal And Wisconsin
Op Ed

Justice Thomas, Recusal And Wisconsin

U.S. and Wisconsin Supreme Court justices need not recuse no matter how flagrant the conflict of interest.

Gableman’s Own Attorney Calls Election Decertification ‘Pointless’

Gableman’s Own Attorney Calls Election Decertification ‘Pointless’

The former State Supreme Court justice asked lawmakers to consider decertifying 2020 election.

Campaign Cash: $250,000 In Dark Money Backs Appeals Court Candidate
Campaign Cash

$250,000 In Dark Money Backs Appeals Court Candidate

Conservative Waukesha judge Judge Maria Lazar backed by shadowy Illinois group.

Donovan, Johnson Clash On Drop Boxes

Donovan, Johnson Clash On Drop Boxes

Donovan opposes them, Johnson accuses him of amplifying election lies.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Supports Dropboxes
Legal Battle Over Gableman Subpoenas Drags On

Legal Battle Over Gableman Subpoenas Drags On

Gableman's partisan election review will continue until subpoena lawsuits resolved.

Vos Says State Can’t Decertify 2020 Election Results

Vos Says State Can’t Decertify 2020 Election Results

Republican activists still pushing speaker to overturn 2020 election.

Op Ed: Open Records Imperiled in Wisconsin
Op Ed

Open Records Imperiled in Wisconsin

Led by Robin Vos, public officials more likely to obstruct open records requests.

The State of Politics: Thompson Weighs Fifth Run for Governor
The State of Politics

Thompson Weighs Fifth Run for Governor

Could stand out as the moderate in a five-candidate Republican primary.

Court Orders Vos Turn Over Deleted Texts, Emails

Court Orders Vos Turn Over Deleted Texts, Emails

Oversight group has sued for release of records related to partisan 2020 election review.

Data Wonk: Michael Gableman Versus The Facts
Data Wonk

Michael Gableman Versus The Facts

His report claims grants to 5 Wisconsin cities changed the 2020 election. Let’s examine the evidence.

GOP refuses to hold Gableman accountable to the taxpayers
Gableman, Vos Sign New Contract on Election Probe

Gableman, Vos Sign New Contract on Election Probe

Judge orders Gableman to release 700 pages of documents from probe.

Gableman Grift Must Be Put to an End
Taxpayers Pay for Gableman’s Groceries, Political Speeches

Taxpayers Pay for Gableman’s Groceries, Political Speeches

He has spent $519,000 so far on widely criticized election probe.

GOP Leader Says Legal Pot Likely ‘At Some Point’

GOP Leader Says Legal Pot Likely ‘At Some Point’

Assembly Majority Leader Steinke points to national trend of states legalizing cannabis.

Elections Commission Rebuts Gableman Report

Elections Commission Rebuts Gableman Report

Review of 2020 election full of misunderstandings, falsehoods, state commission says.

Gableman Report About ‘Vibes and Feelings’

Gableman Report About ‘Vibes and Feelings’

Inflammatory 136-page report offers no new information on 2020 election, experts say.

Inaccuracies in Special Counsel Gableman’s Second Interim Report
The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

Offers hours of conspiracy-laden testimony and new report pushing to decertify 2020 election which Republican calls illegal, a ‘fool’s errand.'

The Gableman Report was a Waste of Time and Money
Response to Special Counsel Gableman’s Second Interim Report
Eight Months in, Gableman Investigation is Still a Sham
Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Gableman Report
Senate Passes a Dozen Voting Bills

Senate Passes a Dozen Voting Bills

Republicans say bills address election ‘irregularities.’ Democrats charge ‘voter suppression.'

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Timothy Ramthun
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Timothy Ramthun

One-time nobody now a candidate for governor and top demagogue in state Republican Party.

Assembly Blocks ‘Recall’ of 2020 Electors

Assembly Blocks ‘Recall’ of 2020 Electors

Resolution demanding recall killed in committee. Democrats insist Republicans vote on it.

Vos Expects Gableman Election Report Soon

Vos Expects Gableman Election Report Soon

By end of February. But that won’t be end of investigation, Vos adds.

Election Official Refutes Bogus Fraud Claims

Election Official Refutes Bogus Fraud Claims

Addressing false claims wastes valuable time, election tech director said.

Voces de la Frontera Action Celebrates Gableman’s Withdrawal of Baseless Subpoenas
Ramthun, Brandtjen Lead Rally to Overturn 2020 Election

Ramthun, Brandtjen Lead Rally to Overturn 2020 Election

Capitol event organized by Jefferson Davis pushes bill to recall state’s 2020 electors.

The State of Politics: Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil
The State of Politics

Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil

Republicans struggle with deep divisions, Democrats with sinking poll numbers.

Assembly Committee Hears Unsupported Claims of Voter Fraud

Assembly Committee Hears Unsupported Claims of Voter Fraud

A convicted fraudster, who once worked with Michael Gableman, makes wild allegations.

State Business Leaders Defend Elections Commission

State Business Leaders Defend Elections Commission

Letter commends integrity and courage of WEC in overseeing successful 2020 election.

Voces Joins Suit Over Gableman Election Subpoenas

Voces Joins Suit Over Gableman Election Subpoenas

Immigrant-rights group received subpoenas as part of GOP election investigation.

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

They won’t suppress votes, Bernier and other GOP legislators promise. Democrats skeptical.

Judge Presses Attorney for Vos on Election Probe Records

Judge Presses Attorney for Vos on Election Probe Records

Attorney hasn’t seen records, doesn’t know where they are.

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.

Michael Gableman’s Free Lunch: Sham Election Inquiry Bills Taxpayers for Over $1,000 in Meals in November 2021
Vos Disciplines Trump-Backed Legislator

Vos Disciplines Trump-Backed Legislator

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos stripped Rep. Timothy Ramthun of his legislative staff.

Republicans Rubberstamp Expanded Powers for Gableman
Voces de la Frontera Action Files Lawsuit Challenging Subpoena as Part of Sham Election Review
Press Release

Voces de la Frontera Action Files Lawsuit Challenging Subpoena as Part of Sham Election Review

Voces De La Frontera Action Condemns Speaker Vos's Attempts to Intimidate and Silence the Political Voices of Communities of Color; Files Lawsuit Challenging Gableman's Subpoena as Part of Sham Election Review

Will 10 Wisconsin Republicans Who Tried to Hijack 2020 Election Be Punished?

Will 10 Wisconsin Republicans Who Tried to Hijack 2020 Election Be Punished?

They submitted imposter Electoral College ballots to Congress.

Data Wonk: The War Against the Wisconsin Elections Commission
Data Wonk

The War Against the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Wisconsin Republicans have picked up where Trump left off.

Supreme Court Upholds Deposition Order for Robin Vos

Supreme Court Upholds Deposition Order for Robin Vos

Vos tried to avoid deposition in open records suit related to 2020 election investigation.

Court Rejects Kaul Suit to Stop GOP Election Probe’s Subpoena

Court Rejects Kaul Suit to Stop GOP Election Probe’s Subpoena

But judge warns she could reopen case if Gableman seek penalties against WEC leader.

Sen. Carpenter Requests Legislative Audit of Michael Gableman’s Commission
Robin Vos ‘Selling Out Democracy’?

Robin Vos ‘Selling Out Democracy’?

Hintz looks back at four years as Assembly minority leader and how Republicans ‘lost their way.’

Sen. Bernier, Who Blasted GOP Election Probe, Won’t Seek Reelection

Sen. Bernier, Who Blasted GOP Election Probe, Won’t Seek Reelection

Republican chair of Senate elections committee says pushback to her criticisms not a factor.

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.

Senate GOP Leader Opposes Dismantling Elections Commission

Senate GOP Leader Opposes Dismantling Elections Commission

Some Republican legislators proposing to get rid of the regulatory agency.

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.

Vos Gets Golden Fleece Award – Wastes $676,000 taxpayer dollars
Op Ed: Van Orden Complicit in January 6 Riot?
Op Ed

Van Orden Complicit in January 6 Riot?

Republican running for 3rd District Congressional seat backed overthrow of legal election.

Republicans Expand Election Probe

Republicans Expand Election Probe

More subpoenas of local officials and “insanely broad” request of information from state elections commission, its chair charges.

Op Ed: The 10 Worst Politicians of 2021
Op Ed

The 10 Worst Politicians of 2021

The competition was really stiff this year, but here are the very worst.

Evers Strategizes on Pandemic

Evers Strategizes on Pandemic

Seeking federal help to staff health care facilities, reserving some pandemic aid for future problems.

The State of Politics: Top 8 Capitol News Stories In 2021
The State of Politics

Top 8 Capitol News Stories In 2021

And what a strange year it was.

2022 Governor’s Race Will Decide How Elections Run, Hintz Warns

2022 Governor’s Race Will Decide How Elections Run, Hintz Warns

If Evers loses Republicans will install partisan election controls, Assembly Minority Leader predicts.

Data Wonk: WILL’s Report Short on Evidence
Data Wonk

WILL’s Report Short on Evidence

Conservative report asserts, with no evidence, that changes in election law needed.

Quit ‘Chasing Conspiracy Theories,’ Kaul Urges Republicans

Quit ‘Chasing Conspiracy Theories,’ Kaul Urges Republicans

Election investigation ‘wasting taxpayer money,’ attorney general charges.

Vos Can’t Say When Election Probe Will End

Vos Can’t Say When Election Probe Will End

Nor whether additional funding for investigation will be needed. ‘We don’t know.’

Key Republican Bashes GOP Elections Probe

Key Republican Bashes GOP Elections Probe

Sen. Bernier, Senate’s elections committee chair, calls investigation a ‘charade’ that will harm her party.

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.

Op Ed: Michael Gableman Has No Shame
Op Ed

Michael Gableman Has No Shame

Head of GOP election probe was a nasty bully, making slanderous, irresponsible charges to Assembly committee.

Gableman Reveals Staff in Election Probe

Gableman Reveals Staff in Election Probe

Nine staff earning up to $10,000 month in Republican-backed investigation.

Democratic Legislators Refuse to Meet Privately With Gableman

Democratic Legislators Refuse to Meet Privately With Gableman

Head of elections probe refuses to answer questions in public, committee members charge.

Op Ed: The Return of McCarthyism
Op Ed

The Return of McCarthyism

Michael Gableman is the new Joe McCarthy, with the same bullying, sneering, demagogic style.

Gableman Says GOP Election Probe Stymied AG

Gableman Says GOP Election Probe Stymied AG

In first testimony to lawmakers, head of probe says he won't conduct interviews in public.

Vos, Assembly Ordered To Release Election Probe’s Documents

Vos, Assembly Ordered To Release Election Probe’s Documents

Judge gives them 10 days to comply with state open records law.

The State of Politics: Why The GOP Push To Oust Wolfe
The State of Politics

Why The GOP Push To Oust Wolfe

If elections commission administrator resigned and board deadlocks on who should replace her, Vos and Republicans get to choose new leader.

Op Ed: Charges Against Election Officials Are Partisan Stunt
Op Ed

Charges Against Election Officials Are Partisan Stunt

Using unproven allegations to cause distrust of democracy.

The State of Politics: Senate Targets Elections Commission
The State of Politics

Senate Targets Elections Commission

Three separate elections investigations pushing for changes. What's the likely impact?

Racine County Sheriff Alleges Voting Fraud In Nursing Homes

Racine County Sheriff Alleges Voting Fraud In Nursing Homes

Deputy Sheriff alleges voting laws were broken with use of absentee ballots.

Republicans Want Yet Another Election Probe

Republicans Want Yet Another Election Probe

After non-partisan report finds 2020 election was safe and secure, Senate leaders call for another investigation.

Nonpartisan State Election Review Finds No Widespread Fraud

Nonpartisan State Election Review Finds No Widespread Fraud

Legislative Audit Bureau recommends changes to election laws.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Sues To Stop Gableman’s Subpoenas

Wisconsin Elections Commission Sues To Stop Gableman’s Subpoenas

Suit says Gableman is overstepping authority in how subpoenas are structured.

Vos Says 2020 Election Was ‘Tainted’

Vos Says 2020 Election Was ‘Tainted’

The state Assembly Speaker said "I think" Joe Biden won the election.

Election Probe Testimony Postponed

Election Probe Testimony Postponed

Testimony from public officials for the GOP-investigation was to begin Friday, Oct. 15.

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

Attorney General Josh Kaul also said there were 'glaring' legal flaws in the investigation.

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Election “Investigation” by Former Supreme Court Justice Gableman
Judge Orders Election Probe Records Released

Judge Orders Election Probe Records Released

Dane County judge orders Speaker Vos to make the records public.

WisDems Chair Ben Wikler Responds to Michael Gableman’s Anti-Semitic Comments, Calls on Speaker Vos to Fire the Special Counsel
City Hall: Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How

Spencer big on promises, but short on details.

Mayor Barrett Is Latest Official Subpoenaed In Election Probe

Mayor Barrett Is Latest Official Subpoenaed In Election Probe

Official leading the probe admits he doesn't understand how elections are supposed to work.

The State of Politics: Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol
The State of Politics

Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol

Walker's legacy is found in bitter partisanship, limits on the governor's power and appointee's that won't leave office.

Election Officials Receive Subpoenas in Election Probe

Election Officials Receive Subpoenas in Election Probe

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos signs first subpoenas in the inquiry.

What’s The Status of State Election Probes?

What’s The Status of State Election Probes?

Three Republican-backed investigations despite no evidence of widespread fraud or wrongdoing.

Gableman Threatens to Subpoena Election Clerks

Gableman Threatens to Subpoena Election Clerks

But Republican audit is 'not challenging' results of 2020 election, he says.

Gableman Request For Election Data Questioned

Gableman Request For Election Data Questioned

County clerks concerned about breach of security, Gableman’s misinformed views.

Republican Schools Colleagues on Election Lies

Republican Schools Colleagues on Election Lies

Elections chair Sen. Kathy Bernier runs 2.5 hour meeting with experts and verifiable facts.

Back in the News: Brandtjen Looks Foolish on Election Audit
Back in the News

Brandtjen Looks Foolish on Election Audit

Even Robin Vos wouldn't support her lame attempt to subpoena election data.

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.

Taxpayers Funding Gableman’s Travel

Taxpayers Funding Gableman’s Travel

Trips by election probe leader to MyPillow conspiracy event and discredited Arizona audit.

Vos Earmarked $25,000 in Travel Reimbursement For Gableman
Press Release

Vos Earmarked $25,000 in Travel Reimbursement For Gableman

Gableman Has Already Been to MyPillow Guy’s Conspiracy Convention and Arizona’s Cyber Ninja Circus

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Are you with Team Vos or Team Brandtjen? Fish for unproven problems or overturn 2020 election?

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

5-3 Assembly committee vote for former Supreme Court Justice. Evers condemns probe.

Walker Connected Group Calls for Abolishing Elections Commission

Walker Connected Group Calls for Abolishing Elections Commission

Call to replace state commission part of national Republican effort to delegitimize legal elections.

Op Ed: Vos Kisses Trump’s Ring
Op Ed

Vos Kisses Trump’s Ring

Humbling himself to placate right-wing zealots calling for Assembly Speaker's head.

Trump Praises Brandtjen ‘Election Audit’

Trump Praises Brandtjen ‘Election Audit’

Puts more pressure on Vos as Pocan calls for firing Gableman.

Op Ed: Gableman Had a ‘Great Night’s Sleep’
Op Ed

Gableman Had a ‘Great Night’s Sleep’

Spending taxpayer dollars traveling to South Dakota, Arizona, to learn what?

Head of WIGOP Election Review Attends MyPillow Conspiracy Convention To Get Some Pointer
Gableman Defends Election Audit

Gableman Defends Election Audit

Former justice had an altercation with a Milwaukee poll worker during November election.

Vos Backtracks on Election Audit

Vos Backtracks on Election Audit

After criticizing Brandtjen for pushing yet another audit, he caves. “It’s red meat for the base.”

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.

State Elections Chair Wants Arizona-Style Audit

State Elections Chair Wants Arizona-Style Audit

"Donald Trump won this election in Wisconsin," Rep. Brandtjen declares.

Experts Warn Against ‘Sham’ Election Audits

Experts Warn Against ‘Sham’ Election Audits

Influenced by Arizona, Wisconsin has many ‘audits,' including one by a convicted felon.

Data Wonk: Should Michael Gableman Investigate 2020 Election?
Data Wonk

Should Michael Gableman Investigate 2020 Election?

Vos picks ethically challenged former justice who's already declared election stolen.

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: Robin Vos Isn’t Rightwing Enough?
Op Ed

Robin Vos Isn’t Rightwing Enough?

Some Republicans seek to strip him of his Assembly Speaker position.

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Announcement comes just one day after GOP Assembly Speaker attacked by Trump.

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.

Law Professor to Run for Attorney General

Law Professor to Run for Attorney General

UW-Madison’s Ryan Owens the second Republican to enter race against Josh Kaul.

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court Is Radically Activist
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court Is Radically Activist

Record shows many examples of grabbing cases before lower courts rule.

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

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

Dan Kelly’s Opinion: It’s OK to Lie in Judicial Campaigns
Press Release

Dan Kelly’s Opinion: It’s OK to Lie in Judicial Campaigns

State Supreme Court Candidate Co-Authored Column Opposing Efforts to Clean Up Court Campaigns

Shirley Abrahamson Steps Down

Shirley Abrahamson Steps Down

Her legacy saluted by liberal Ruth Bader Ginsberg and conservative Diane Sykes.

Smart Politics: High Court Race 4th Closest in State History
Smart Politics

High Court Race 4th Closest in State History

Hagedorn’s margin of 0.495% is tighter than 121 of 125 state Supreme Court races since 1850s.

Supreme Court Vote Was Most Partisan Ever

Supreme Court Vote Was Most Partisan Ever

Voting patterns in state almost exactly match the 2016 presidential victory for Trump.

Murphy’s Law: 10 Lessons of Supreme Court Race
Murphy’s Law

10 Lessons of Supreme Court Race

Anger drives votes, media in decline, traditional judicial campaigns are dead, and more.

The Rise of Brian Hagedorn

The Rise of Brian Hagedorn

Supreme Court hopeful's conservative credentials were established early.

The State of Politics: Hagedorn Also Running Against Abrahamson
The State of Politics

Hagedorn Also Running Against Abrahamson

Conservative Supreme Court candidate keeps bashing the liberal justice, who has cancer and is retiring.

Murphy’s Law: The Disastrous Candidacy of Brian Hagedorn
Murphy’s Law

The Disastrous Candidacy of Brian Hagedorn

After weeks of negative press, his Supreme Court campaign is reeling. Who vetted him?

Brian Hagedorn’s Past Pays Off … With $18,000 Campaign Contribution from Big Special Interest
Press Release

Brian Hagedorn’s Past Pays Off … With $18,000 Campaign Contribution from Big Special Interest

Snags Big Check from Industry Lobby Group That Literally Wrote Rules on Judicial Recusal Adopted by His Former Boss

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Special Interest Spending
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Special Interest Spending

Nationally and in Wisconsin it’s exploded since Citizens United. What’s the impact?

Brian Hagedorn’s Questionable Judgement: Assault Accusations and Campaign Finance Law Fines Among Lowlights of Hagedorn Supporters
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Jon Wilcox and David Prosser Endorse Hagedorn for Supreme Court
Press Release

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Jon Wilcox and David Prosser Endorse Hagedorn for Supreme Court

"Like the justices who have lined up behind my campaign, I pledge to defend the rule of law, uphold the constitution, and protect the public on the Wisconsin Supreme Court."

Hagedorn Campaign Off to Historic Fundraising Start
Press Release

Hagedorn Campaign Off to Historic Fundraising Start

Judge Hagedorn’s campaign raised $310,629.58 going into 2019.

Hagedorn Campaign Releases Statement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Press Release

Hagedorn Campaign Releases Statement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

"I want to thank our members of law enforcement here in Wisconsin for their service."

Judge Brian Hagedorn Submits More Than 5,000 Nomination Signatures for Supreme Court Seat
Press Release

Judge Brian Hagedorn Submits More Than 5,000 Nomination Signatures for Supreme Court Seat

"I am overwhelmed by the support we’ve received since announcing our campaign..."

Op Ed: Top 10 Stories of 2018 Affecting Democracy
Op Ed

Top 10 Stories of 2018 Affecting Democracy

How Wisconsin went forward -- and backward -- in democratic government.

Data Wonk: Banana Republic Politics
Data Wonk

Banana Republic Politics

Republicans threaten governor’s power, but may actually kill a bad 2017 law they passed.

Hagedorn Will Run for Supreme Court

Hagedorn Will Run for Supreme Court

Former attorney for Walker wants seat held by retiring justice Shirley Abrahamson

Judge Brian Hagedorn Announces Candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Judge Brian Hagedorn Announces Candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

"I pledge to you that I will apply the law fairly to everyone."

Justice Dallet Sworn in to Wisconsin Supreme Court

Justice Dallet Sworn in to Wisconsin Supreme Court

Says in this time of division our future "lies in accepting and honoring our differences."

Data Wonk: The Rise of Federalist Society Judges
Data Wonk

The Rise of Federalist Society Judges

Nationally and in Wisconsin they have become activists and super legislators.

Data Wonk: McAdams Decision Is a Travesty
Data Wonk

McAdams Decision Is a Travesty

Cyber-bullying was championed by state Supreme Court, while trashing faculty governance.

Murphy’s Law: High Court Sticks It To Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

High Court Sticks It To Milwaukee

Roggensack’s political decision gives police and fire unions more power over pension fund.

Campaign Cash: High Court Favors Donors to Justices
Campaign Cash

High Court Favors Donors to Justices

Conservative justices decide malpractice case in favor of business groups who gave them $37,000.

High Court Backs Evers Over Walker

High Court Backs Evers Over Walker

Evers can hire his own attorney in legal battle rather than AG Schimel, as Walker insisted.

Court Watch: Offense At Age Nine a Felony?
Court Watch

Offense At Age Nine a Felony?

State high court approves adult felony charge though offender then said to be eight or nine.

Op Ed: Attack On Matt Flynn Is Unfair
Op Ed

Attack On Matt Flynn Is Unfair

Blaming lawyers for sins of their clients is simply wrong.

Op Ed: Recusal At Issue in High Court Race
Op Ed

Recusal At Issue in High Court Race

Screnock opposes recusal rule, even if he gets $1 million from group that brings cases to court.

Op Ed: The Long Arm of the WMC
Op Ed

The Long Arm of the WMC

Big business group wants to buy another high court justice, as WMC has admitted.

Smart Politics: Dallet Would Make History If Elected
Smart Politics

Dallet Would Make History If Elected

6 of 7 state Supreme Court members would be women, highest percentage in American history.

Murphy’s Law: The Strange Race for Supreme Court
Murphy’s Law

The Strange Race for Supreme Court

Look carefully. Both candidates are not what they claim to be.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate to Air Live on WISN 12
Press Release

Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate to Air Live on WISN 12

WISN 12 commitment 2018 coverage presents statewide debater in partnership with Marquette University Law School.

Campaign Cash: Republican Party is Screnock’s Top Donor
Campaign Cash

Republican Party is Screnock’s Top Donor

Dallet and Burns have no donations from two parties in state Supreme Court race.

Campaign Cash: Dark Money Targets Supreme Court Race
Campaign Cash

Dark Money Targets Supreme Court Race

Secretive Wisconsin Alliance for Reform will do ads, has connections to GOP, Koch Brothers.

The State of Politics: Supreme Court Primary Very Divisive
The State of Politics

Supreme Court Primary Very Divisive

Battle of Dallet, Burns and Screnock mirrors national, state political divides.

Murphy’s Law: Dark Money’s High Court Candidate
Murphy’s Law

Dark Money’s High Court Candidate

Michael Screnock blows off candidate forums, bets on special interest money.

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.

Murphy’s Law: Can Dallet Win Supreme Court Primary?
Murphy’s Law

Can Dallet Win Supreme Court Primary?

Outspoken Madison liberal Tim Burns stands in her way.

ICYMI: Tim Burns files nomination papers for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

ICYMI: Tim Burns files nomination papers for Wisconsin Supreme Court

The primary will be held on February 20th, 2018.

The State of Politics: Top 10 State News Stories of 2017
The State of Politics

Top 10 State News Stories of 2017

Another historic year in Wisconsin politics created some big headlines.

Court Watch: High Court Gives Prosecutors More Power
Court Watch

High Court Gives Prosecutors More Power

State Supreme Court overrules statute and high court ruling previously cited 168 times.

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler announces support for Judge Rebecca Dallet
Press Release

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler announces support for Judge Rebecca Dallet

Justice Louis Butler joins more than 300 local leaders, elected officials, and judges from across the state in supporting Judge Rebecca Dallet for Supreme Court.

Congressman Mark Pocan Endorses Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Congressman Mark Pocan Endorses Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

The primary will be held on February 20th, 2018.

Data Wonk: The Rise of a Partisan Supreme Court
Data Wonk

The Rise of a Partisan Supreme Court

It’s supposed to be non-partisan. How and why did this change?

Campaign Cash: High Court Candidate Hires Koch Operatives
Campaign Cash

High Court Candidate Hires Koch Operatives

Judge Michael Screnock’s Supreme Court campaign hires former execs of Koch-funded groups.

Kathleen Falk Endorses Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Kathleen Falk Endorses Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

The non-partisan election will be held in the spring of 2018.

Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg Endorses Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg Endorses Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Burns is running for the seat now held by Justice Michael Gableman.

Data Wonk: The “Democrats Are Evil” Trap
Data Wonk

The “Democrats Are Evil” Trap

National Review’s David French blames this for GOP loyalty to Trump. Let us consider the irony.

Murphy’s Law: Why Gableman Is Stepping Down
Murphy’s Law

Why Gableman Is Stepping Down

And how will that affect the race for Supreme Court?

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election

Strong Candidates and Grassroots Enthusiasm Intimidate Justice Michael Gableman from Seeking a Second Term

One Wisconsin Now Statements Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election
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One Wisconsin Now Statements Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election

'It's No Surprise That After a Decade of Corruption and Incompetence, Mike Gableman Doesn't Want to Face Voters'

Statement from Judge Rebecca Dallet candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Statement from Judge Rebecca Dallet candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"I'm running for the Supreme Court because it's out of balance."

Dallet May Run for Supreme Court

Dallet May Run for Supreme Court

Judge Rebecca Dallet could oppose Justice Michael Gableman.

Tim Burns Announces Candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Tim Burns Announces Candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

I'm running for Supreme Court because I believe in our democracy.

Op Ed: Is Wisconsin Now a Red State?
Op Ed

Is Wisconsin Now a Red State?

With Ziegler victory, Democrats' decline, state now looks very red.

Campaign Cash: Democrats File Complaint Against Gableman
Campaign Cash

Democrats File Complaint Against Gableman

Claiming he violated code of conduct by helping Republican fundraiser.

Murphy’s Law: Pat Roggensack On the Warpath
Murphy’s Law

Pat Roggensack On the Warpath

Supreme Court chief justice slams Journal Sentinel, Janine Geske, and others.

Campaign Cash: Justice Gableman’s Conflict of Interest
Campaign Cash

Justice Gableman’s Conflict of Interest

Will speak at GOP fundraiser with right-wing leader helped by his Doe decision.

Court Watch: 54 Judges’ Powerful Case for Recusal
Court Watch

54 Judges’ Powerful Case for Recusal

Their petition lays bare the problem. State Supreme Court hasn’t responded.

Court Watch: Supreme Court Rules Against Open Records
Court Watch

Supreme Court Rules Against Open Records

Conservative majority exempts Schimel’s training videos from disclosure.

Court Watch: Four Key Judge Races Coming
Court Watch

Four Key Judge Races Coming

Supreme Court Justice Ziegler and three Appeals Court judges running in spring election.

Murphy’s Law: The Hypocrisy of the WMC
Murphy’s Law

The Hypocrisy of the WMC

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce wants no judge recusals -- except when it benefits them.

Court Watch: AG Schimel Attacks Open Records Law
Court Watch

AG Schimel Attacks Open Records Law

He is appealing to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in an effort to keep two law enforcement training videos secret.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Bizarre Choice for High Court
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Bizarre Choice for High Court

From a state with countless judges, he picks a crackpot lawyer named Daniel Kelly.

Data Wonk: The Further Adventures of John Doe
Data Wonk

The Further Adventures of John Doe

U.S. Supreme Court signals it might take appeal of decision shutting down John Doe probe.

Data Wonk: The Radical State Supreme Court?
Data Wonk

The Radical State Supreme Court?

Three cases reveal the court overruling precedent while claiming it isn’t.

Murphy’s Law: The Plot Thickens In John Doe
Murphy’s Law

The Plot Thickens In John Doe

Did State Supreme Court try to sabotage appeal of its Doe ruling to US Supreme Court?

Data Wonk: Did John Doe Threaten High Court?
Data Wonk

Did John Doe Threaten High Court?

Two Supreme court justices were deeply implicated in probe, yet voted to shut it down.

Are Conservative Groups Hiding Campaign Spending?

Are Conservative Groups Hiding Campaign Spending?

Anti-Kloppenburg ads could be funded by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Club for Growth

Roggensack Weakens Judicial Watchdog?

Roggensack Weakens Judicial Watchdog?

Chief justice appoints GOP operative sanctioned by federal court to Judicial Commission.

Data Wonk: U.S. Supreme Court Must Meet John Doe
Data Wonk

U.S. Supreme Court Must Meet John Doe

By hearing case, court would end legal confusion and might enhance its reputation.

Data Wonk: Why John Doe Won’t Die
Data Wonk

Why John Doe Won’t Die

The court cases haven’t ended. Will U.S. Supreme Court take the case?

 
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Taking the Pulse of the 2016 Milwaukee Elections

Murphy’s Law: The Plague of Lead Paint Poisoning
Murphy’s Law

The Plague of Lead Paint Poisoning

The problem persists, with more impact on Milwaukee than many cities. Is there a solution?

Data Wonk: The Mysterious Silence of John Chisholm
Data Wonk

The Mysterious Silence of John Chisholm

His unwillingness to answer challenges to John Doe raises questions.

Op-Ed: Why Prosecutor Should Appeal John Doe Case
Op-Ed

Why Prosecutor Should Appeal John Doe Case

State Supreme Court had huge conflict, Schmitz should appeal to U.S. Supreme Court.

Murphy’s Law: The Tragedy of David Prosser
Murphy’s Law

The Tragedy of David Prosser

Recusal ruling adds to his image as the symbol of a dysfunctional Supreme Court.

Data Wonk: Doe Decision “Overrules” U.S. Supreme Court
Data Wonk

Doe Decision “Overrules” U.S. Supreme Court

Wisconsin justices knew coordination was occurring. So they simply tried to rewrite federal law.

Murphy’s Law: Why Crooks Opposed Court’s John Doe Ruling
Murphy’s Law

Why Crooks Opposed Court’s John Doe Ruling

He votes 90% of time with conservatives, but blasted Gableman’s majority opinion.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Condemns State Supreme Court Ruling in John Doe II
Press Release

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Condemns State Supreme Court Ruling in John Doe II

“It is not only regrettable; it is downright dangerous,” said Matt Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

Murphy’s Law: Lady MacBeth of the Supreme Court
Murphy’s Law

Lady MacBeth of the Supreme Court

Pat Roggensack has shamed herself and the high court in the ugly way she’s handled her elevation to chief justice.

Murphy’s Law: Shirley Abrahamson Against the World
Murphy’s Law

Shirley Abrahamson Against the World

Chief Justice’s fight against a constitutional change to demote her is a minor issue. So why such a juicy battle involving so many conservatives?

The State of Politics: Will Voters End Era of “Shirley’s Court”?
The State of Politics

Will Voters End Era of “Shirley’s Court”?

Shirley Abrahamson has been chief justice for 19 years, but controversial referendum question could end her reign.

Murphy’s Law: Can Daley Beat Bradley for Supreme Court?
Murphy’s Law

Can Daley Beat Bradley for Supreme Court?

Challenger could get lots of right-wing money, but that may not be enough in this case.

Justice Bradley Has Republican-Leaning Challenger

Justice Bradley Has Republican-Leaning Challenger

April election pits 20-year liberal incumbent against circuit court judge getting Republican Party support.

Murphy’s Law: Supreme Court Justices for Sale
Murphy’s Law

Supreme Court Justices for Sale

There may be no supreme court in America that’s more corrupted by conflicts of interest.

Who Threw Deininger Off the GAB?

Who Threw Deininger Off the GAB?

The rumor is that Walker or Republican legislators are punishing him for his decisions on recall elections.

Supreme Court Decisions Favor Lawyers Who Donate

Supreme Court Decisions Favor Lawyers Who Donate

Study shows justices don't recuse in 98% of cases involving attorneys and Abrahamson gets the most money.

Murphy’s Law: Can Fallone Beat Roggensack?
Murphy’s Law

Can Fallone Beat Roggensack?

Pat Roggensack leads the Supreme Court's conservative bloc and may be its most powerful justice. Ed Fallone blames a "dysfunctional court" on her.

Roggensack’s Recusal Policy at Issue in High Court Race

Roggensack’s Recusal Policy at Issue in High Court Race

She has an "astounding disregard for legal ethics," the New York Times declared.