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Wisconsin Supreme Court has highest percentage of female justices on a top state court in the country

March 20, 2023 By Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT This year’s campaign for the Wisconsin Supreme Court is again so hard-fought and expensive, the historic gender makeup of the court has been almost an afterthought. Clockwise from top left: Chief Justice Annette Ziegler, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, former Justice Daniel Kelly, […]

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Supreme Court candidates accuse each other of lying, extremism in sole debate

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 21, 2023 This story has been updated. In the only debate of an increasingly expensive and heated campaign between Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz and former Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the two candidates exchanged attacks over their impartiality, legal histories […]

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OPINION: Keep the Rule of Law: Spring 2023 election for Wisconsin Supreme Court

OPINION — Wisconsin has an opportunity to ensure that our Supreme Court will follow the law. This is always important, but with individuals stating publicly that they would ignore the law because they sympathize with various social issues, it is even more important today. Our government is structured so this should never happen. Laws are […]

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OPINION: 2023 State Supreme Court race and issues of race

OPINION: Although the contest for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court is nearing its final stretch, It seems that the needs of the Black voting bloc have virtually been ignored by the two candidates, Judge Protasiewicz and Dan Kelly. Like Protasiewicz, I am also a firm believer that women’s health issues, including abortion, are extremely important; however, we […]

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Republicans announce abortion exceptions bill weeks before Supreme Court election

by Baylor Spears, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 15, 2023 Update: This story has been updated to include comment from Sen. Devin LeMahieu.  Republican lawmakers unveiled a bill Wednesday that would add rape and incest exceptions to Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban, which says anyone who intentionally destroys the life of an unborn child could be charged with a […]

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Hyundai loses $38.1 million product liability case in Wisconsin Supreme Court decision

Hyundai Motor Company lost its request to have the Wisconsin Supreme Court review a $38.1 million verdict in a product liability case involving a Racine man. The Vanderventers’ damages were valued at $38.1 million, making it Wisconsin’s largest single-plaintiff compensatory verdict in the state’s history and Wisconsin’s largest compensatory verdict for the spouse of an […]

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Conservative Supreme Court candidates push for more legislative investigations, election lawsuits

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJanuary 3, 2023 Update: This story has been updated to include a comment from Dan Kelly’s campaign.  The two conservatives running for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court appeared at an event in early December in which they stated support for legislative investigations in the style of the discredited review […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates debate values in first appearance together

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJanuary 10, 2023 The four judges vying to fill an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court appeared together at a forum hosted by Monday to debate the values and judicial philosophies they say they’ll bring to the court if elected.  On stage at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in […]

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Attempting to shift balance, Janet Protasiewicz says she’ll bring fairness to state Supreme Court

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerDecember 12, 2022 Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz says that if elected to the state Supreme Court in April, she’s not looking to just establish a liberal version of the reliably conservative voting block that currently controls the court.  The former prosecutor is one of four candidates and two […]

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Mitchell pushes judicial fairness as he tries to escape Barnes campaign shadow

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerFebruary 9, 2023 Everett Mitchell says that his competency as a judge is never why people say he can’t be elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court this spring.  Instead, he’s been dogged by questions — and fears from the state’s left-wing — about nominating a Black man in a statewide race […]

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Dorow tells convicted drug dealers they ‘should be held responsible’ for overdose deaths

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerFebruary 2, 2023 Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate and Waukesha County Judge Jennifer Dorow has overseen more drug-induced homicide cases over the last five years than any of her Waukesha County colleagues, state court records show. Dorow has frequently told drug users and drug dealers they must be held responsible for providing […]

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Nearly 2 years later, Wisconsin DNR and tech college board holdouts resign

by The Badger Project, The Badger ProjectJanuary 6, 2023 By Christina Lieffring, THE BADGER PROJECT Approximately 20 months after their terms ended, three members of the Wisconsin Technical College System board resigned before the new year, days before Gov. Tony Evers was sworn in for a second term. The Badger Project obtained the resignation letters […]

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