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At left, Bill Bridge, a Trump-supporting recount observer, watches election officials work Friday at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Conservative Lawsuit Asks Wis. Supreme Court to Throw Out the Entire Election

Attorney General Josh Kaul says the lawsuit “seeks to disenfranchise every Wisconsinite who voted.”

Downtown Racine (Photo via Facebook/City of Racine)
Private Schools File Wis. Supreme Court Suit Against Racine’s Health Department

Suit could set precedent for local health officials’ authority over private entities.

Wisconsin Supreme Court chambers in the state Capitol. (Shutterstock)
Bizarre Rainbow Analogy May Be What Sinks Wisconsin’s Mask Order

One Wisconsin Supreme Court justice uses a bizarre analogy in oral arguments over Wisconsin’s coronavirus safeguard, while another notes the Legislature could be a partner with Gov. Evers but has not met.

Khayriyyah Khaaliq stands with her daughters Ashyra Khaaliq, 2, and 7th-grader Jakyra Johnson, at Henry Vilas Zoo in July shortly after the mandatory mask ordinance took effect in Dane County. The state also passed a similar order that is now headed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. (Photo @ Andy Manis)
Arguments in Yet Another Lawsuit Over Measures to Protect Public Begin Monday in WI Supreme Court

Court’s decision in case over statewide mask order will have lasting implications for the state’s coronavirus response.

Oral arguments start Tuesday before the US Supreme Court for a case backed by outgoing President Donald Trump that could overturn the Affordable Care Act. (Shutterstock image)
The US Supreme Court Will Now Decide if Millions of Wisconsinites Will Lose Health Care

Oral arguments begin Tuesday, with three conservative justices appointed by outgoing President Donald Trump joining the 6-3 conservative court to decide the case.

Bartender James Martine talks with longtime patrons Mamie and Steve Detert of Waterloo at  Pedro's Mexican Restaurant in Madison at the end of September. Dane County announced Tuesday it is restricting all indoor gatherings. This new ordinance will not apply to restaurants, which will still be allowed to operate at 25% capacity. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Appeals Court Kills Indoor Capacity Limits on the Day the Order Expires

The order was meant to slow the state’s unprecedented spread of coronavirus.