The state Supreme Court is being asked to decide if a rule written by the Government Accountability Board violates the First Amendment. Justices heard arguments Tuesday in a case brought forward by a number of groups, who argue the rule that requires third party groups running ads that advocate for or against a candidate for elected office to report their funding. [Read more...]
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office has released the results of its investigation into an alleged fight between two state Supreme Court justices. The report includes interviews with several Supreme Court justices and members of court staff regarding the June 13th incident that took place in Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s offices, when Justice David Prosser allegedly putting Bradley in a chokehold.
The confrontation occurred as conservative members of the court were pushing for the release of a controversial ruling that upheld the governor’s collective bargaining law. Members told investigators they felt the minority in the case was being delayed in order to hold up the release of the decision. [Read more...]
The future of the Governor’s collective bargaining law is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court. Justices heard over four hours of testimony Monday on a petition from the state, which calls on the court to overturn a Dane County Judge’s decision blocking implementation of the law.
Assistant Attorney General Kevin St. John argued the judge exceeded her authority in ruling the law was void because Republican legislators likely violated the state’s Open Meetings Law. St. John says that each day the decision is allowed to stand, it cause irreparable harm to the Legislature. [Read more...]
The Government Accountability Board has certified the results in the State Supreme Court race. The final results of the statewide recount have incumbent Justice David Prosser winning by just over seven-thousand votes. Challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg picked up 683 votes in the recount her campaign requested, while Prosser gained 371 votes. [Read more...]
The state Supreme Court race is headed for a recount in all 72 Wisconsin counties. Just hours before the deadline on Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg filed a petition with the Government Accountability Board making the request.
The GAB says the recount, which will be done at taxpayer expense, could begin as early as next week.
Statewide vote totals give incumbent Justice David Prosser about a 7,300 vote lead in the election held earlier this month. However, Kloppenburg says reports of voting anomalies across the state convinced her that a statewide recount is needed. She says the effort is needed to give Wisconsin voters full confidence the results are legitimate and the election was fair. [Read more...]