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An archival image of the Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes in Waushara County, which have experienced a reduction in water levels due to groundwater withdrawals for irrigated agriculture. (Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR)
Clean Water at Stake as WI Supreme Court Hears Appeals to Take GOP Restrictions Off the DNR

Clean Wisconsin asks the court to remove legislative micromanagement citing megafarm pollution and high-capacity wells draining lakes.

State Supreme Court Rejects Right-Wing Legal Group’s Effort to Deregister 70,000 Voters

Two conservative justices join liberals in striking down the attempted deregistration of tens of thousands of voters.

Wisconsin Supreme Court chambers in the state Capitol. (Shutterstock)
WI Supreme Court Conservatives Strike Down Evers’ Mask Order, Ending Only Statewide COVID Safeguard

The court’s four conservative justices leave Wisconsin without a state of emergency despite the ongoing pandemic.

Graphic via Denzel Boyd
Biden’s Next Big Challenge: How to Deal With Trump’s Takeover of the Courts

“If somebody believes they are a victim of discrimination in their workplace, the final say on whether our civil rights laws are properly enforced is a lower court judge,” Daniel Goldberg, legal director of the nonprofit advocacy group Alliance for Justice, told COURIER.

Kyle Rittenhouse holding up a "white power" hand signal.
Kyle Rittenhouse Made White-Power Signs as He Took Photos with Proud Boys, Prosecutors Say

“The defendant’s continued association with members of a group that prides itself on violence, and the use of their symbols, raises the significant possibility of future harm."

Aurora Medical Center in Grafton where a pharmacist is suspected of spoiling hundreds of doses of COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo via Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for Associated Press)
Grafton Police: Pharmacist Accused of Destroying Vaccine Is a Conspiracy Theorist Who Said the World Is ‘Crashing Down’

Report says Steven Brandenburg was storing weapons and food in bulk, going through divorce, making false virus claims.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson reacts to a video tribute from recently deceased U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a celebration to honor Abrahamson on her retirement form the court on June 18, 2019. (Photo © Andy Manis)
The Real Legacy WI’s First Woman Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson Leaves Behind

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice was a prolific, meticulous legal scholar, leaving an indelible mark on Wisconsin’s courts.