Stories tagged: "Wisconsin 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.

Record Voter Turnout Spurs Protasiewicz To Victory In Supreme Court Race

Conservatives lose control of the court after15 years, but a GOP win in one special election could lead to the Legislature attempting to impeach Gov. Tony Evers and other officials

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.

Graphic by Desiree Tapia
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.

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Republican-backed Dan Kelly participates in a debate Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Group Backing Dan Kelly Sends Disturbing Homophobic Texts, Videos to Voters 

The text messages and videos spread lies about transgender kids, falsely accused the “woke left” of having an “unending thirst to trans our children,” and urged voters to support Dan Kelly’s campaign for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Graphic by Desiree Tapia; photo courtesy of Anna Igler
‘I Had No Good Option’: Wisconsin Mom Urges Voting In Supreme Court Race To Restore Reproductive Rights

Anna Igler was excited to have a daughter, but devastating fetal abnormalities led her to have an abortion at 25 weeks. Now, Igler is speaking out about the importance of voting in the April 4 Wisconsin Supreme Court election in order to restore reproductive freedom and potentially overturn the state’s 1849 abortion ban.

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?