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ACLU Blueprint proposes cutting Wisconsin prison population and spending
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ACLU Blueprint proposes cutting Wisconsin prison population and spending

The Smart Justice 50-State Blueprint is the first-ever analysis of its kind and will serve as a tool for activists, advocates and policymakers to push for transformational change to the criminal justice system.

Groups Urge Yes Vote on Legal Pot

Groups Urge Yes Vote on Legal Pot

ACLU, MICAH, WJI, several legislators back advisory referendum to legalize marijuana.

Secrecy Hides State Legislators’ Actions

Secrecy Hides State Legislators’ Actions

Anonymous budget amendments and "Body Snatcher” bills reward special interests, limit public input.

ACLU Attempts to End Stop-And-Frisk Policing

ACLU Attempts to End Stop-And-Frisk Policing

While at the same time, President Trump praises stop-and-frisk policing.

Police Use Armored Vehicle To Serve Warrant

Police Use Armored Vehicle To Serve Warrant

West Allis police use tank-like vehicle to serve warrant on Milwaukee’s north side, residents upset, officials complain.

ACLU Showcases Photographs of the Resistance at April 20 Gallery Night
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ACLU Showcases Photographs of the Resistance at April 20 Gallery Night

The event will be held Friday, April 20, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the ACLU Milwaukee office, 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 325.

Community Groups Want Say On Police Chief

Community Groups Want Say On Police Chief

In search for new chief, pushing for a candidate committed to community relations.

Blacks Slammed by Municipal Court Fines

Blacks Slammed by Municipal Court Fines

73% of municipal court fines hit city’s African Americans, totals $23 million over four years.

Blacks Bear Brunt of Pot Arrests

Blacks Bear Brunt of Pot Arrests

New study shows blacks are 39% of city’s population but 72% of arrests for marijuana possession.

Impact of City Reduction in Marijuana Fine?

Contribution to David Crowley of $50

Impact of City Reduction in Marijuana Fine?

Impact of City Reduction in Marijuana Fine?

Local leaders offer different views on new city ordinance lowering maximum fine for pot possession to just $50.

City Considers Lowering Penalties for Marijuana

City Considers Lowering Penalties for Marijuana

Study shows 86% of those convicted of pot possession are African American.

MPD Stops Too Often Undermine Community Trust, ACLU Survey Finds
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MPD Stops Too Often Undermine Community Trust, ACLU Survey Finds

Today, the ACLU of Wisconsin released survey results of over 800 Milwaukee residents’ attitudes about police.

Black Men Face Unequal Enforcement of Marijuana Laws

Black Men Face Unequal Enforcement of Marijuana Laws

While the nation moves towards legalization, Wisconsin fills its jails with black men arrested for marijuana possession.

WI State Supreme Court Allows Government to Obtain “Harassment Injunction” Against Protester
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WI State Supreme Court Allows Government to Obtain “Harassment Injunction” Against Protester

Recognizes injunctions must be clear and narrow when speech involved.

ACLU: Lift Stay, Restore Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Wisconsin
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ACLU: Lift Stay, Restore Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Wisconsin

Attorneys for the ACLU filed a motion asking Judge Barbara Crabb to vacate the stay she entered and allow marriages for same-sex couples to continue.

ACLU Urges Wisconsin to Reach Quick Decision on Appeal of Marriage Case
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ACLU Urges Wisconsin to Reach Quick Decision on Appeal of Marriage Case

Couples Left in Limbo While Decision Striking Down Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples is Put on Hold

Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction
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Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction

Requires clerks to issue licenses to same-sex couples; but stays decision

ACLU of Wisconsin Files Proposed Injunction on Marriage Ban
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ACLU of Wisconsin Files Proposed Injunction on Marriage Ban

The proposed language, would, among other things, require county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and also provide for recognition of marriage:

Federal Court Judge Crabb defers decision on stay; sets hearing date for proposed injunction
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Federal Court Judge Crabb defers decision on stay; sets hearing date for proposed injunction

Today, Judge Crabb held a hearing on Attorney General Van Hollen’s request to ‘stay’ her decision.

ACLU Responds to Voting Rights Appeal
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ACLU Responds to Voting Rights Appeal

Wisconsin state officials today appealed the April 29 federal court ruling that struck down the state's voter ID law as unconstitutional and in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law
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Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law

ACLU represented plaintiffs at trial in November