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Wife of Justice Thomas will give interview to Jan. 6 committee, her lawyer says

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to an interview with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot.

Strip search by transgender guard violated inmate’s religious rights, 7th Circuit says

A federal appeals court ruled Friday for a Muslim inmate in Wisconsin who claimed that his religious rights were violated by strip searches conducted by a transgender prison guard.

Defendants waiting too long for public defenders are entitled to dismissal of charges, suit says

Eight Wisconsin plaintiffs who have waited weeks or even months for appointed lawyers have filed a class action lawsuit claiming a violation of their right to counsel under the federal and state constitutions.

What are abortion trigger laws, and where do they stand?

Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, more than a dozen states have already or plan to soon ban abortion in most cases. Here’s what we know so far about where abortion bans stand in these 13 states and in other states that have laws targeting the procedure.

Federal judge must reevaluate high school’s ban on T-shirts with gun images, 7th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has ruled that a judge applied the wrong legal standard when he tossed a student’s challenge to his high school’s ban on T-shirts with gun images.

Former judge is killed at his home; suspect, a former defendant, said to have other targets

Updated: A former Wisconsin judge found dead from gunshot wounds at his home Friday had once sentenced the suspect in the shooting to six years in prison.

Texas state prosecutor faces ethics complaint over election suit; AG Paxton says he’s next

Texas disciplinary authorities on Friday filed a lawsuit against a Texas assistant attorney general for alleged “dishonest” assertions in a U.S. Supreme Court case claiming that voting machines had switched votes.

7th Circuit upholds Wisconsin’s mandatory bar, says precedent applies until Supreme Court overrules it

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago ruled Friday that Wisconsin’s mandatory bar doesn’t violate the First Amendment rights of the state’s lawyers.

GOP targets state courts with campaign cash, laws that change judicial elections

Seeking a more favorable climate in fights over election maps, Republicans are planning to spend record amounts on state supreme court races and introducing legislation to make judicial elections more political.

In emergency order, SCOTUS sides with Wisconsin GOP lawmakers over voting map in redistricting case

The U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial “shadow docket” was in the spotlight Wednesday, as the high court sided with Wisconsin Republican lawmakers opposed to a voting map chosen by their state’s highest court.

Many federal courts ease mask requirements; judges often retain discretion in their courtrooms

More than a dozen federal courts have eased or dropped mask requirements since the beginning of March.

Sidney Powell faces ethics charges over election litigation; group seeks discipline against other lawyers

Troubles continue to mount for lawyers involved in challenges to the 2020 presidential election results. Among them is lawyer Sidney Powell in Texas, who is facing ethics charges for allegedly filing frivolous lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.

Assistant city attorney who backed Putin on TV is fired, partly for ‘poor fit’

An assistant city attorney in Milwaukee was fired Monday after supporting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Russian-controlled Russia Today TV.

Lawyer can’t erase costs of disciplinary proceedings in bankruptcy, 7th Circuit rules

A Wisconsin lawyer can’t use bankruptcy to avoid an order to pay the costs of an ethics proceeding against him, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

Judge lifts order barring 7 health care workers from jumping to new hospital

A Wisconsin judge on Monday lifted his prior order that temporarily barred seven health care workers from leaving their hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin, for new jobs in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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