U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Take Up John Doe Case – Decision Pending in Wisconsin Supreme Court

As it relates to the current state of Wisconsin politics, the words “John Doe” have been omnipresent for what seems like Governor Walker’s entire tenure in office. The probe may be close to a conclusion as another challenge to the probe has been eliminated. In the spring of 2014 Eric O’Keefe, Executive Director of Wisconsin […]

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Highest Court Denies to Hear Voter ID Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up a challenge to Wisconsin’s Voter ID law, ending the dispute and upholding the law that was passed in 2011. In June 2014,  the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinions (League of Women Voters v. Walker and Milwaukee Branch of NAACP v. Walker) upholding Wisconsin’s controversial Voter ID […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Makes Landmark Campaign Finance Decision

  This week, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to in a campaign finance case (McCutcheon v. FEC) that struck down individual aggregate contribution limits to federal campaigns. The court ruled the contribution limits unconstitutional, on the grounds that contribution limits are a limit on free speech. Prior to this week’s ruling, a donor […]

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Supreme Court Hears Case on Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Supreme Court Hears Case Determining Scope of EPA’s Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions under Clean Air Act On Monday, February 24, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency.This is the first case since the Court’s Massachusetts v. EPA opinion to address the EPA’s authority […]

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SCOTUS Takes Up Major Greenhouse Gas Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an important case challenging the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new and modified major stationary sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Background In April 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Massachusetts v. EPA, 549 U.S. 497 (2007), that greenhouse gases (GHG), including […]

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Hospital/Health System CEO Roundtable: Health Reform after the Supreme Court

Four of the state’s leading hospital and health system CEOs discussed health care reform in Wisconsin and the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act during a Wisconsin Health News lunch panel at the Madison Club on July 26, 2012. Panelists included: Dean Health System President and CEO Dr. […]

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Wisconsin Legislative Council’s Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Healthcare Decision

The Wisconsin Legislative Council has released an Information Memorandum describing relevant major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and discussing the Supreme Court’s decision and its implications for Wisconsin. Excerpted below is the Council’s discussion of implications for Wisconsin. HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGEAs a result of the Court’s holding that the individual […]

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Resources on the SCOTUS Healthcare Decision

If Independence Day has you pondering “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” why not put on your thinking cap and dive into some of these resources on the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision. National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (The Decision) SCOTUSblog’s Post-decision Health Care Symposium provides various viewpoints on the legal ramifications and […]

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Redistricting Appeal Dropped, Maps Finalized

The state Department of Justice has dropped its appeal of a court-ordered redistricting plan for two state Assembly districts and has agreed to pay the plaintiffs’ attorneys $185,000 in legal bills. The lawsuit was brought by Democrats and others challenging the constitutionality of the state’s election maps recently drawn by the Republican-controlled Legislature. In March, […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Set Wisconsin Voting District Lines

On April 11, 2012, a panel of three federal judges accepted the Democrats’ revisions to two Milwaukee state assembly districts. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is appealing the panel’s decision to the United States Supreme Court, which will have the final say in where Wisconsin’s voting district lines lie. Regarding the appeal, Van Hollen […]

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