366 ABA Journal Wisconsin articles.

Lawsuit claims sheriff threatened to arrest teen if she didn’t delete COVID-19 social media posts
The parents of a 16-year-old Wisconsin girl have filed a lawsuit claiming that the Marquette County sheriff threatened to arrest the teen and her parents if she didn’t delete social media posts that read that she had COVID-19.
Afternoon Briefs: Harvard Law prof drops ‘clickbait defamation’ suit; Trump campaign sues TV station over ad

Law prof drops ‘clickbait defamation’ suit after edits

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has dropped his “clickbait defamation” lawsuit against the New York Times after the newspaper changed part of…

SCOTUS blocks deadline extension for absentee ballots in Wisconsin
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a deadline extension on Monday evening for absentee voting in Wisconsin elections, ruling after the state’s supreme court barred the governor from postponing the Tuesday election.
Appeals court allows voters who may have moved to stay on the rolls
A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled that more than 200,000 voters will remain on the state’s voter rolls, overturning a previous order that the voters were invalid because they may have moved.
New lawsuits by transgender people challenge bans on name changes for those convicted of crimes

Alexandra Carson thought the interview had gone well. Her experience managing a restaurant more than qualified her for the server position at a buffet chain near her rural Texas home,…

Ex-lawyer charged with fraud after collecting money from inmate for fake bribe scheme
A former Wisconsin lawyer has been accused of securing $30,000 from an inmate’s parents based on false promises that much of the money would be used to bribe a federal prosecutor, federal judge and probation officer.
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…

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