Leading areas of practice
WILL proudly fights for individual liberties guaranteed by our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Constitutional Government and Rule of Law
WILL is committed to guarding our constitutional system by standing up for federalism, the separation of powers, and oversight of the administrative state.
WILL proudly fights for the right to earn a living free from government interference.
WILL proudly fights for an education system that is student-centered and prioritizes the freedom of families to choose the best education for their children.
WILL proudly fights for equal protection under the law as guaranteed by our Constitution.
Legal Areas of Focus
JOHNSON V. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
The ACA requires congress and staff to purchase their insurance plans through exchanges, with no tax-free employer contribution. Obama’s Administration defied the law and continued to make tax-free contributions. On behalf of Senator Ron Johnson and one of his staff, we sued. But the courts concluded that because they “benefited” from the illegal actions, they lacked standing to challenge them.
WILL V. MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Sometimes we need to file a suit on our own behalf. The Milwaukee Public Schools were unreasonably delaying responding to a records request. They turned the records over the day after we sued them.
FRANK V. WALKER / LULAC V. DEININGER
When Wisconsin implemented voter ID , progressive groups filed federal lawsuits arguing that the law was racist. We provided legal counsel for a key state witness during the trial held for these consolidated cases. We also filed an amicus brief in the 7th Circuit, which upheld the law.
KITTLE V. JEFFERSON COUNTY
In response to a 7th Circuit decision, overcautious law enforcement departments around the state started redacting basic information from incident reports and citations – information like who committed the crime. We filed a lawsuit and obtained a favorable settlement where the Jefferson Country Sheriff’s Department turned over unredacted records related to an incident where a women vandalized a GOP booth at the county fair.
LUEDERS V. KRUG
State Assembly members have a policy of refusing to provide electronic copies of files, instead printing them out and demanding that requesters travel to Madison to obtain them. Along with four other organizations concerned about government transparency, we filed an amicus brief in a case challenging that practice.
WILL V. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The U.S. DOJ ignored a FOIA request WILL filed in January 2016 for over 13 months. We were seeking records regarding their fruitless investigation into alleged discrimination by choice schools. After we filed a lawsuit seeking to compel release of those records, they finally turned them over.
GILL V. WHITFORD
A 3-judge panel employed a novel theory to invalidate Wisconsin’s legislative redistricting map. We filed an amicus brief arguing that theory is foreclosed by binding precedent and the map is lawful.
TETRA TECH V. DOR / DWD V. LIRC
When courts defer to agency interpretations of statutes, they abandon their constitutional duty to say what the law is. We filed two amicus briefs arguing that practice is unconstitutional, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed.