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346 ABA Journal Wisconsin articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Pelosi prepares impeachment articles for Senate; lawyer faces charges over deceased father’s pension

Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles to Senate next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats on Friday that she is preparing to send the…

Lawyer accused of stalking his girlfriend and telling her that criminals owe him favors
A Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer arrested at the courthouse Friday has been accused of stalking and intimidating his former girlfriend, telling her that he could find criminals to enact violence on her family.
Judge who sentenced teen in crash deaths presides at his wedding 24 years later
A Milwaukee judge who sentenced a teen to 47 years in prison for four car crash deaths presided at the man’s wedding when he was released on parole 24 years later.
‘Gate money’ for released prisoners is usually chump change

Some formerly incarcerated people say it’s often not enough to meet their basic needs

7th Circuit says brewer’s antitrust claims can move forward
The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially revived a small Wisconsin brewer’s lawsuit against the two largest American breweries for conspiring to monopolize the sale of beer in Ontario, Canada.
Vigilante child predator stings are dangerous and illegal, Wisconsin attorney general says

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is seeing a resurgence of child predator stings by vigilante groups in the state.

Kaul discouraged the practice in a press release that said…

Brendan Dassey’s meowing former lawyer is suspended from the bench

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended Brendan Dassey’s former lawyer from acting as a reserve municipal judge because of his unusual interactions with a court manager who accused him of…

BigLaw partner leaves firm after reprimand for DWI and alleged nose punch

A partner at Husch Blackwell in Madison, Wisconsin, has left the law firm after receiving a reprimand for allegedly punching a bar manager and driving while intoxicated.

Lawyer Jeffrey McIntyre,…

Warrant generally isn’t needed to draw blood from unconscious person suspected of DUI, says SCOTUS

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer joined with conservatives Thursday in a decision that allows police in most circumstances to obtain a blood draw from an unconscious motorist without…

Bud Light ads can’t mention rival beers and corn syrup without these qualifying words

A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, is barring Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Bud Light, from running advertisements that fail to give context to its ad claims about rival MillerCoors’ Miller…

MillerCoors sues over Bud Light corn syrup ad that had ‘nefarious purpose’ to mislead consumers

MillerCoors is asking a court to order the maker of Bud Light to stop running ads implying that Miller Lite and Coors Light have corn syrup in their beers.

In…

‘Making a Murderer’ team co-founds new Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences

A team of lawyers in Wisconsin has launched a center to fight the use of problematic forensic evidence in court. Two co-founders of the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, are well-known in pop culture from their roles in the hit Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer. A follow-up season was released in October.

Takedown order for union’s giant inflatable rat didn’t violate First Amendment, 7th Circuit rules

A Wisconsin town did not violate a local union’s First Amendment rights by requiring it to take down a giant inflatable rat erected on a highway median, a federal appeals…

Appeals court says judge’s Facebook friendship with child-custody litigant could show bias

A Wisconsin judge created the appearance of partiality when he accepted a Facebook friend request from a woman before giving her sole custody of her son, a state appeals court…

Extreme cold causes widespread court closures in Midwest; one governor says US is ‘getting soft’

Many courthouses throughout the the Midwest announced closings Wednesday as an arctic blast settled on the region.

Both local and federal courthouses reported closings. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of…

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