Wisconsin Supreme Court

Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Justices Grill Attorneys in Wisconsin Voter ID Challenge

Wisconsin’s Voter ID law went before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. The law requires residents to present a government-issued photo ID, in order to vote.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Wisconsin Supreme Court Set to Hear Arguments in Voter ID Lawsuit

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear two constitutional challenges to the law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls on Tuesday.
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Another court battle begins Tuesday over Wisconsin’s Voter ID law. The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin initiated.

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Politics & Government
12:57 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Report: Wisconsin's Judicial Elections Are Among Nation's Nastiest

A new report says outside money and polarizing politics in elections are hurting the reputation of Wisconsin's judicial system.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews former Mississippi Supreme Court justice Oliver Diaz.

A recent report puts Wisconsin in its "Hall of Shame" for the nasty nature of its state judicial campaigns, thanks to outside money and political pressure.

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Politics & Government
8:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Recommendation: Limit Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices to One Term

A proposal by a local task force is gaining steam in Wisconsin. It would limit Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices to one 16 year term. Right now, justices serve 10 year terms with no limits.

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Politics & Government
5:16 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Justices Agree to Hear Domestic Partner Case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry.  The registry grants same-sex couples a host of legal rights. 

Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action, filed a lawsuit in 2010 alleging the registry violates the state constitution.  It was amended in 2006 prohibiting gay marriage or civil unions.

An appeals court upheld the registry in December, listing a number of rights married couples enjoy that same-sex couples don't, even if they join the registry.

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