Wisconsin

319 ABA Journal articles on Wisconsin.

Teen in Slender Man case is sentenced to 40 years in psychiatric hospital

A Wisconsin teen who pleaded guilty to trying to kill a friend to curry favor with the fictional Slender Man character was sentenced to 40 years in a psychiatric hospital…

Lawyer is suspended partly for bringing toothbrushes and red pepper to prison client

A Wisconsin lawyer has been suspended for four months for bringing toothbrushes to an imprisoned client and for failing to adequately communicate with a drunken driving client.

The Wisconsin Supreme…

Wisconsin considers law school loan repayment for lawyers willing to represent rural clients

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill that would pay up to $20,000 annually toward attorneys’ school loans, providing they practice in remotely populated areas of the state and take court-appointed…

New policy authorizes University of Wisconsin to expel students for repeatedly disrupting speakers

A new policy adopted last week allows the University of Wisconsin to discipline and even expel students who repeatedly disrupt the free expression of others.

The policy adopted by the…

In oral arguments, swing voter Kennedy appears skeptical of partisan gerrymandering
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy appeared skeptical on Tuesday when he questioned lawyers defending a Wisconsin electoral map in a challenge contending the redrawn lines amounted to unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering.
Sexually assaulted woman files civil rights action against city of Houston over rape kit backlog

Houston officials have known about a rape kit testing backlog for years but did not address the problem, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed this week.

Current and…

Gundersen to replace Moeser as leader of National Conference of Bar Examiners

Judith A. Gundersen, director of test operations at the National Conference of Bar Examiners, has been tapped to serve as the organization’s president and chief operating officer.

Gundersen replaces Erica…

Supreme Court allows Wisconsin to enforce fetal protection law pending appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state of Wisconsin to enforce a fetal protection law that resulted in a pregnant woman being sent to jail.

The Supreme Court…

7th Circuit upholds injunction allowing transgender teen to use the boys’ restroom

A transgender high school senior in Wisconsin, who wanted to use the boys’ restroom, has demonstrated a likelihood of success that the Kenosha Unified School District violated the teen’s constitutional…

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects petition to create recusal standards over campaign donations

The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s conservative majority has rejected a petition from a group of retired judges seeking rules requiring judges and justices to recuse themselves from cases involving significant donors…

Jailers neglected pregnant inmate, and unborn child died, planned lawsuit alleges

A woman has filed notice that she intends to sue the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office for improper medical care leading to the loss of her unborn child, the Washington…

Lawyer is among four killed in shootings at Wisconsin law office and bank
A Wisconsin lawyer was among four people killed on Thursday in a series of shootings that allegedly started as a domestic incident.

Exoneree makes his first appearance in court as a defense lawyer

Ten years to the month after Jarrett Adams was released from prison for a rape he didn’t commit, the newly minted lawyer was in court this week representing another prisoner…

In late-night ruling, federal judge orders hand recount in Michigan

In a decision issued on Monday just after midnight, a federal judge has ordered a hand recount of presidential ballots in Michigan beginning at noon.

U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith…

Trump supporters file legal challenges to vote recounts in three states

Corrected: Donald Trump supporters are seeking to halt vote recounts in the presidential election in the states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Among those seeking to block the recounts is…

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