DAILY WISCONSIN

Law

Four plaintiffs file federal lawsuit against Facebook, Kyle Rittenhouse, militia groups

“In our society, heavily armed groups of untrained men are free to possess ludicrous opinions about Hitler having admirable qualities, Black people being intellectually inferior to whites, or our government being controlled by Satan-worshipping pedophiles funded by a Jewish cabal; however, when these beliefs turn into a conspiracy to deprive the rest of us of…

REVEALED:Emails show Green Party asked Republican elections commissioner Spindell if he knew a ‘good lawyer’

On Aug. 21, Kevin Zeese, press secretary to the [Green Party] Hawkins campaign, asked [WISGOP elections commissioner] Spindell in an email, “Who do you think would be a good lawyer to handle this case?” On Aug. 22 Spindell responded, telling Zeese to call him, and giving him his phone number. Spindell says he recommended two…

Advocates question Wisconsin’s police reviews

Wisconsin’s law requires independence only in investigations, not in prosecutions. That means prosecutors are tasked with determining charges against officers they work with, said David Sklansky, a faculty co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center. Under the current law, the state Justice Department’s division of criminal investigation or another independent agency will spend between one…

Centennial

100 years ago today, the #19thAmendment was ratified after decades and decades of struggle by brave women. Just as the fight for voting rights went on then, our fight continues today. #WomensVote100 pic.twitter.com/2v2bSwFalC — Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) August 18, 2020          

SHAWANO COUNTY: ‘THE LAND THE CONSTITUTION FORGOT’

There’s a saying in Shawano County, usually attributed to the county’s former district attorney, that if you come on vacation, you’ll leave on probation. Decades of law and order prosecutors and a historically punitive culture have created a court system that mistreats outsiders, locals, Native Americans from the neighboring Menominee Reservation, defendants and victims. At…

Six of 50

Wisconsin one of just 5 states sticking to in-person bar exam this month https://t.co/72Mk3loEt8 — Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) July 20, 2020