Courts


Fred Prehn
Conservative State Justices Side with GOP Legislators on Blocking a Governor from Making Appointments

Former Gov. Scott Walker’s appointees still have a majority on the state Natural Resources Board after the state Supreme Court said a board member can refuse to step down—more than a year after his term expired.

Protasiewicz
Progressive Judge Janet Protasiewicz to Run for State Supreme Court

Conservative Patience Roggensack’s retirement creates a fight for court control. The US Supreme Court, meanwhile, sees a major downshift in public opinion in a new Marquette Poll.

Concealed,Handgun,Permit,Application
Justice Tells Legislature It Should Fix a ‘Nonsensical, Dangerous’ Loophole in Concealed Carry Gun Laws

A Brown County man convicted of disorderly conduct during a domestic incident can get a gun permit, but Justice Jill Karofsky said lawmakers ought to consider options to prevent abusers from having easy access to firearms.

Wisconsin Supreme Court
Given Veto Override Assistance by Two Supreme Courts, Wisconsin Will Have Republican-Drawn Maps for Another Decade

Wisconsin Supreme Court chooses GOP maps that eliminate one Black-majority Assembly district after the US Supreme Court ruled Gov. Evers’ maps aren’t “race-neutral” because they added a district.

Ketanji Brown Jackson
Wisconsin Dems Celebrate Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Confirmation to US Supreme Court

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Gov. Tony Evers, and many other Democrats celebrated the historic elevation of the first Black woman to the highest court in the land. 

Biden Jackson Confirmation
Baldwin an Enthusiastic Yes, Johnson a Silent No as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed to the US Supreme Court

Wisconsin's Republican senator had previously voted for Judge Jackson’s nomination to a federal judgeship.

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Judge Says Trump Likely Committed Crimes by Casting Doubt on the 2020 Election Results in Wisconsin

“It was a coup in search of a legal theory … The illegality of the plan was obvious.”