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Dallet’s Moderate Positioning in Supreme Court Race Falls Flat

The primary for an open Wisconsin Supreme court race is shaping up to be the Goldilocks race, with Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet positioning herself to be “just right” between conservative Judge Michael Screnock and unabashedly liberal candidate Tim Burns. However, as Burns moves farther left, Dallet is seemingly following suit, or exposing her true ideology, judging […]

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Mitchell: 200k Is “An OK Living”

If you were to ask the typical Wisconsinite “what is an OK living,” you’d likely get a wide variety of answers. Some people may consider $30,000 a year an okay income, depending on their overall circumstance. With Wisconsin’s average household income at about $66,000, it’s likely most respondents would say $200,000 a year is better […]

The Courts

John Doe Judge Looks To Determine His Authority

By Jerry Bader and Sam Morateck Brown County Circuit Court Judge Kendall Kelley gave the appearance of a new hire looking for an employee’s manual in his first hearing as a newly-appointed John Doe Judge Thursday.  Kelley laid out three series of questions to attorneys and principles in the courtroom designed to determine what he […]

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Dallet’s Light Sentence for Pedophile Not the Whole Story

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Judge Rebecca Dallet’s decision to give a man only two years for attempting to sexually assault minor children, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is disturbing. But it isn’t just the length of the sentence handed down by Dallet that’s raising concerns she was being soft on a […]

The Courts

Brown County Hearing Set for John Doe Issues

Brown County Judge Kendall Kelley has scheduled a hearing for 1:30 PM Thursday to “present legal issues,” including Attorney General Brad Schimel’s request to initiate contempt of court proceedings against nine agents in the John Doe investigation. Following the release of a report into an investigation concerning the leak of John Doe documents to a […]

Business and Industry

Bill Penzey Plays the Nazi Card

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers It turns out Bill Penzey is an old movie buff. The owner of Penzy’s Spices is remembering the 75th anniversary of Casablanca with another spice special in his latest email to customers. Conservatives, however, may find the spices a little bitter to the taste when they read what Penzey […]

The Courts

DCI Probe Into Ozaukee Co. Courts Yielded No Charges, But Questions Remain

A 2016 State Department of Criminal Investigation probe into possible misconduct in the Ozaukee County Circuit Court system resulted in no charges being filed, Media Trackers has learned. The investigation was prompted by complaints from a judge that won a contentious 2013 judicial election. Attorney Joe Voiland defeated Circuit Judge Tom Wolfgram, a three-term incumbent, […]

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More Union Love(Dollars) for Mitchell

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers It’s against the bylaws of the state’s firefighter union for a member to enrich himself at his union brothers’ expense, but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Dan Bice uncovered just how running has benefitted Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell financially and politically. Now campaign finance reports reveal more about how […]

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Bryce Won’t Commit to Debating Primary Opponent

Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce refused Tuesday to commit to debating his Democratic primary opponent in the 1st Congressional District to challenge Speaker of the House, Republican Paul Ryan.  When pressed at a Janesville event, Bryce claimed he never said he wouldn’t debate Cathy Myers but also wouldn’t commit to doing so. Bryce’s campaign previously told […]