Stories tagged: "WI Supreme Court"


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Are Wisconsin’s Political Maps Unconstitutional? 3 Lawsuits Say Yes.

Two lawsuits make the same core argument, but ask for starkly different solutions from different jurists—the conservative-led state Supreme Court or a federal court.

Wisconsin Supreme Court chambers in the state Capitol. (Shutterstock)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Local Officials Can’t Close Schools, Another Blow to Public Health

Conservatives on the state's high court have consistently ruled against public health restrictions implemented to guard against COVID-19.

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.

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These Wisconsin Communities Still Require Face Masks, Even After a Court Tosses Statewide Rules

State Supreme Court’s conservatives couldn’t touch these communities where that are keeping safeguards in place. Others may join the list.

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.

The Dairyland Brew Pub opens to patrons in Appleton. A Wisconsin judge on Monday, Oct. 19, reimposed an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor venues to 25% of capacity. That decision was overturned in October. The issue of capacity limits was back before the Wisconsin Supreme Court Friday, Dec. 17. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP File)
WI Health Department to State Supreme Court: Let Us Do Our Job

Gov. Evers’ DHS Secretary wants to issue new capacity limits on businesses, but asks justices to rule on how much she can do without a still-absent Legislature.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Final Effort to Overturn 221,000 Ballots

Hagedorn joins progressives in telling the president he waited too long after the election was done to complain about the rules that govern it.