Stories tagged: "WI Supreme Court"

Election-2023 Wisconsin Supreme-Court
The Big Election Is Over. What’s Next?

A push for a completely new map of legislative and congressional districts. A dimmer future for the state’s 1849 abortion ban. And activists imploring Wisconsinites to stay engaged and get involved.

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10 Things Wisconsin Voters Will Decide on Tuesday Along With the Next Supreme Court Justice

Spring elections include another batch of local referendums due to restrictions on school boards from legislative Republicans.

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Republican-backed Dan Kelly and Democratic-supported Janet Protasiewicz participate in a debate Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
‘I Don’t Think You Have to Worry About That With Me’: Dan Kelly Signals He’ll Advance Right-Wing Interests, if Elected

In an interview on a right-wing radio show, Kelly reassured conservatives they wouldn't have to worry about how he would vote on issues pertaining to labor unions, gun rights, school vouchers, and redistricting.

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Why Hundreds of Wisconsin Doctors Are Asking You to Vote in Next Week’s Supreme Court Race

Government interference in the doctor-patient relationship “has got to change,” say physicians who support Judge Janet Protasiewicz because of Dan Kelly’s support from groups hostile to women’s healthcare rights.

‘Everything Is on the Line’: Q&A with Janet Protasiewicz

The Milwaukee County judge would ensure a progressive Supreme Court for the first time in 15 years if she were to defeat conservative former Justice Dan Kelly on April 4.

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Here’s Who’s Supporting (and Spending Big for) the Candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Janet Protasiewciz’s backers include supporters of reproductive freedom, labor unions, and pro-democracy organizations. Dan Kelly’s supporters include right-wing billionaires, election deniers, and anti-abortion rights groups.

Abortion rights supporters rally at the Bigger Than Roe National Mobilization March in the rotunda of the Capital in Madison, on January 22, 2022. (Photo by Sara Stathas for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
What Life Was Like When Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban Was Passed

Should women in Wisconsin have their reproductive freedom dictated by a law that was passed 174 years ago, when life was almost completely unrecognizable to those of us living today?