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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.