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Building a Court They Can Bend to Their Will: Scott Walker and His Big Business Funders Undermine the Independence of the Wisconsin Judiciary

Nan Aron | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Nan Aron

It hasn't gotten a lot of attention outside Wisconsin, but if you want to see what a President Scott Walker might try to do to an independent federal judiciary, check out what Governor Scott Walker is doing to the Wisconsin judiciary -- including through a crucial referendum vote Tuesday.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Collective Bargaining Law

AP | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, spark...

Ruling On Contentious Scott Walker Plan Put On Hold

AP | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court doesn't plan to decide whether to stay a Madison judge's ruling invalidating parts...

Labor Officials Chastised For Enforcing Walker's Unconstitutional Provisions

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison judge on Monday found Wisconsin labor relations officials in contempt for enforcing parts of Gov. Sc...

Contentious Race Puts Walker Efforts On The Line

stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Wisconsin Clerk Cleared For Election Night Mistake

Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

By TODD RICHMOND, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) MADISON, Wis. -- A county clerk likely violated the law when she failed to report thousands of votes in thi...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Won't Face Charges In Choking Case

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — A conservative Wisconsin state Supreme Court justice who staved off an unusually intense campaign to replace him this summer wil...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Anti-Union Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin judge struck down the state's controversial anti-collective bargaining law on Thursday, but Democratic state senators say th...

Court Upholds Life Sentence For Fourteen-Year-Old

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 07.20.2011 | Chicago

MADISON, Wis. — Fourteen-year-olds convicted of homicide can be sent to prison for life without parole, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday...

Amanda Terkel

Congresswoman Wants Federal Investigation Of Wisconsin Supreme Court Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the bombshell announcement that a Waukesha County clerk forgot to report thousands of votes in Wisconsin's Supreme Court election,...

Mark Blumenthal

Wisconsin Election Bombshell: How Plausible? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 11:20 p.m. -- Perhaps the most convincing evidence so far that human error explains the initial omission of Brookfield's results comes from ou...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: New Twists In Wisconsin Supreme Court Election | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- In a dramatic turn of events on Thursday, the Waukesha County clerk announced that the vote total announ...

Amanda Terkel

Was Wisconsin Election A Referendum On Scott Walker? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory on Wednesday over conservative incumbent Justice David Prosser in the Wisconsin Supreme Court ...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker's Loss: 19 Counties Flip To Dems In Wis. Supreme Court Election | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated and corrected. WASHINGTON -- A divisive budget battle between labor unions and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) turned a stat...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Morphs Into Intense, Expensive Contest

AP | By DINESH RAMDE | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Labor groups and conservative activists have turned Tuesday's Wisconsin Supreme Court election into an intense and expensive contes...

Wisconsin Gay Marriage Ban Upheld By State Supreme Court

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions. In a 7-0 ruling, the co...

Follow the Money

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Wisconsin's Supreme Court has adopted a rule stipulating that campaign contributions, endorsements and paid ads are not enough to force recusal. Money has invaded the judicial arena.