Monthly Archives: October 2011

Herman Cain: I was not aware of $40K spent on my behalf

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said Monday that he was unaware that a private Wisconsin-based corporation may have spent as much as $40,000 on travel and other expenses to help his campaign get off the ground earlier this year. Via Bice @ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Winona, MN faces lawsuit over rental property cap

“The rule is a rental ban on renting out your home,” said Anthony Sanders, an attorney with the Minnesota Chapter of the Institute of Justice, a libertarian non-profit based in Virginia. Sanders and co-counsel Katelynn McBride are representing four homeowners in Winona for free, in a lawsuit challenging Winona’s rental cap. The rule prevents homeowners…

Who funds the Franklin Center’s Wisconsin Reporter?

The journalistic integrity of these sites has been called into question by media watchdog groups. Laura McGann, assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, wrote in a 2010 piece in the Washington Monthly, that the Franklin Center sites are engaging in distorted reporting across the country. Via Center for Media and Democracy.

Copyright troll hit with largest fine yet: $119,488

Nearing the end of an impractical idea: Nevada’s homegrown copyright troll, Righthaven, started life with a plan to save the newspaper business through infringement lawsuits—but nearly staggering incompetence has left the company on the receiving end of fine after fine from federal judges. Today, Righthaven was hit with a new fine for $116,718 in legal…

Occupy Madison temporarily loses permit

A neighboring hotel’s staff alleged [sic] voiced concerns about having to recently escort hotel employees to and from bus stops late at night due to inappropriate behavior, such as public masturbation, from street protesters. Via Daily Cardinal.