the-courts

WILL and McAdams’ Battle for Academic Free Speech Continues

Suspended Marquette University professor John McAdams is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to immediately take up his case, bypassing the State Appeals Court. Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) who represents  McAdams, petitioned the state’s high court to take the case. McAdams was suspended indefinitely from teaching at Marquette (WILL and McAdams argue he […]

Senator Warren’s One-Way Ethical Street for the Supreme Court

When it comes to whom any of the conservative-leaning justices on the U.S. Supreme Court speak, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) clearly has issues. She said as much herself on Wednesday in an opinion piece published at Politico. In it, Warren goes after the court’s newest member, Neil Gorsuch, for speaking at an event sponsored […]

Wisconsin Cookie Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

You may now begin to pre-heat your ovens. A Lafayette County circuit court judge on Thursday ruled that Wisconsin’s notorious “Cookie Ban,” a law which restricted the selling of home-made goods as unconstitutional. The move allows small business owners and others to sell cookies, brownies, and other confections without a professional baking license. The ruling allows them to […]

The Complexity of Aggressive Recusal Laws

The five conservative jurists on the Wisconsin Supreme Court were heavily criticized in April for rejecting proposed rules that would have forced judges off of cases involving those who helped get them on the bench. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported back then: The retired judges who asked for the rule to be rewritten argued there should […]

A Radical Leftist Battles the Intolerant Radical Left Over Free Speech

Thistle Pettersen, a radical Madison liberal/feminist, made You Tube infamy the day after Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election: Five years after suffering the stinging defeat Pettersen is now engaged in a radical leftist civil war. Pettersen is attempting to sue The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice for defamation. A Go Fund Me […]

Ross Parrots Pelosi: Gorsuch Threatens The Air You Breathe

As all eyes in Washington are firmly fixed on the debate over the American Health Care Act, another story has gone almost entirely unnoticed. Senate Democrats are struggling mightily in an effort to stymie the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Politico reported this week that Gorsuch has breezed through some 70 […]

WI Supreme Court Case Could Limit WI Open Meetings Act

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday morning in a case whose outcome observers say could provide local governments with a workaround to compliance with the Open Meetings Act. At the heart of the case is this question: can local governments evade the Open Meetings Act by having administrators create committees instead of […]