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Non-Profit Acquires Vacant School, Plans Private Choice School for Mattoon, Wisconsin

WILL represented Shepherd’s Watch in lengthy legal dispute over vacant building The News: A non-profit finally acquired a vacant elementary school in ...

Gaps in Forward Exam Data Means Wisconsin Flying Blind on Student Achievement

Students in Wisconsin, and around the nation, have dealt with two school years that were largely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite ample ...

Families Flock to School Choice Options Amid Pandemic

Will Flanders, Research Director Many have made the case that the pandemic increased the movement of families away from traditional public schools. ...

Fewer Suspensions, More Students Report Feeling Unsafe After Federal Intervention in Milwaukee Public Schools

Analysis finds effort to reduce racial disparities may be harming school safety The News: A Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) review of the ...

WILL, Scott Walker Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Take Wisconsin Press Freedom Case

Case involves Governor Evers' decision to exclude certain journalists from press briefings The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) ...

JEAMEC V. MILWAUKEE

Milwaukee decided that a small plot of open land a north side church used for religious and charitable purposes was “unnecessary”, and tried to tax it. We sued and convinced a judge not only that the land was necessary, but that a state law prohibiting the church from challenging their exemption denial until they paid the tax was unconstitutional.

MILWAUKEE V. LAUR

The First Amendment protects the right of people to use public spaces to engage in free speech. We successfully defended a street preacher from a municipal trespassing ticket.

MCCUTCHEON V. FEC

In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal aggregate campaign contribution limits, concluding that prohibiting donors from donating to as many candidates as they wanted (within individual limits) violate the First Amendment. WILL filed an amicus brief arguing that the Court should stop giving more deference to contribution limits than to independent expenditure limits.