Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Republicans’ 2018 lame-duck laws.
The ruling will allow laws that restrict Evers’ Justice Department from acting independently of the legislature to remain in effect. Photo: Office of the Speaker, public domain. Author: Sam Buisman The Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds the Wisconsin Legislature’s 2018 lame-duck … Read More >
Supreme Court reaffirms protections for abortion-seekers in 5-4 decision.
Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s liberals to form a majority, on the basis of upholding precedent. Photo: Joe Ravi, licensed under creative commons. Author: Sam Buisman The Supreme Court delivered a victory to pro-choice activists on Monday … Read More >
Supreme Court rules it illegal for employers to discriminate against LGTBQ+ employees.
In a 6-3 ruling, the court decided that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act also protects LGTBQ+ employees. Photo: Mark Fischer, licensed under creative commons. Author: Sam Buisman The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it is illegal … Read More >
A tale of two states: Parts of Wisconsin reopen while others stay locked down after court ends Safer At Home.
A photo from a bar in Platteville minutes after the Supreme Court issued its ruling. Photo: Twitter screenshot of @nicksonsec. Author: Sam Buisman Wisconsinites crowd bars in some parts of the state while staying at home in others after a … Read More >
State Supreme Court rules against Safer At Home, spurring local governments to enact their own guidelines.
On a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that the Wisconsin DHS overstepped its authority in issuing the Safer At Home extension. Graphic: Sam Buisman Author: Sam Buisman The Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down the Safer At Home order, prompting Dane … Read More >
Evers administration asks court to dismiss GOP lawsuit against Safer At Home.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice asserts that the Safer At Home order is well within the scope of DHS’s authority. Graphic: Sam Buisman Author: Sam Buisman The Evers administration responds to the Legislature’s lawsuit to suspend the Safer At Home … Read More >