Supreme Court will not hear Kelly Rindfleisch’s Fourth Amendment case

By   /  October 5, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Rindfleisch became the first – and hopefully last – political prisoner in Wisconsin’s wide-ranging John Doe investigation.

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Amish finally win the right to follow their beliefs in Eau Claire County

By   /  October 1, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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After 10 years of conflict with planning officials, the Amish will finally be able to follow their belief when building homes in Eau Claire County. Members of the Old Order strictly adhere to Amish religious and cultural traditions, and they reject electric appliances, modern plumbing and other innovations. Wisconsin code said otherwise.

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Prayer garden controversy may change Wisconsin law

By   /  September 25, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Advent Lutheran Church in Cedarburg wants to add a columbarium to its prayer garden but current state law makes that impossible.

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Bill aims to curb law enforcement money grabs in Wisconsin

By   /  August 13, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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In Wisconsin the police can seize your money or other property just because a dog decided it smelled guilty, thanks to the state’s civil asset forfeiture law. Groups from across the political spectrum are supporting an effort to reform the law.

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Sanfelippo wants to ‘shrink the size’ of DPI

By   /  August 6, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“We need to decentralize the educational establishment in this state and put power back in the local districts,” said state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo.

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Federal Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights case

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A federal judge on Friday tossed out former Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights lawsuit and declared Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment that forced Abrahamson out of her long-standing seat of power does indeed pass “constitutional muster.”

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