Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules State Voting Maps Unconstitutional

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Ruth Conniff, Wisconsin Examiner In a 4-3 decision released Friday afternoon, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that Wisconsin’s voting maps as currently drawn violate the state constitution and must be redrawn in time for the 2024 election. Under the Wisconsin Constitution, state legislative districts must consist of “contiguous territory.” Yet, …

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Wisconsin GOP’s Impeachment Threat Against State Supreme Court Justice Is Unsupported By Law And Would Undermine Judicial Independence

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz

Robert Yablon, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Derek Clinger, University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin’s April 2023 state Supreme Court election was historic. It was the nation’s most expensive judicial race ever, with over US$50 million in total spending, and it broke turnout records for an off-cycle spring election. Janet Protasiewicz, a Milwaukee …

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Resignation Demanded After Wisconsin GOP Official Boasts of Suppressing Black, Hispanic Vote

Bob Spindell

Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams Voting rights advocates in Wisconsin on Thursday called on a far-right conspiracy theorist and member of the state’s election authority to resign following revelations that he boasted about suppressing Black and Brown Milwaukee voters during last year’s midterms. Urban Milwaukee first reported that Bob Spindell, chairman …

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How Government Aid Helped Ron Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson

Erik Gunn, Wisconsin Examiner In his two terms in office, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has run hard against government spending. Since his first Senate campaign in 2010, the Oshkosh Republican has described himself as an outsider and business creator who has succeeded without government help. He has dismissed big-ticket bills …

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Vetoes Republican Abortion Bills

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed five abortion-related bills passed by the Republican-controlled legislature. The bills would have created additional requirements on what abortion providers must tell women seeking an abortion as well as details those providers must provide the Department of Health Services for its annual reports. The …

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