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Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Parental Rights Case Challenging Madison Schools Gender Identity Policy
WILL sued MMSD over policy that takes important healthcare decisions away from parents The News: The Wisconsin Supreme Court granted a petition for review in Doe v. MMSD, a Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawsuit...
UPDATE: Within hours of WILL's letter, SSM Health backed down and said they would no longer use race and gender in their risk calculator to determine who receives COVID-19 treatments. SSM Health employs risk calculator with preferential treatment based in race The...
WILL sued in June 2021 after extensive use of drop boxes in 2020 The News: Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren issued a summary judgment decision, in court, that absentee ballot drop boxes and ballot harvesting are not permitted in state law. Judge...
State program to allocate housing grants based on race The News: Attorneys at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) issued a letter to Governor Tony Evers urging changes to the implementation of a federal housing assistance program administered by the...
Federal Court of Appeals Rules DPI Violated State Law When Denying Transportation Benefits to Private School Families
WILL filed case in 2016 on behalf of Washington County independent Catholic school, parents The News: A three-judge panel of the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in St. Augustine v. Underly, a lawsuit first filed by the Wisconsin Institute...
WILL is challenging authority of health officer to issue orders without legislative approval The News: The Wisconsin Supreme Court granted a motion to bypass in Becker v. Dane County, meaning the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear and decide the case brought by two...