WILL filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court against the City of Madison over a mandatory bird-safe glass ordinance that is preempted by state law. The legal challenge asserts the city ordinance undermines and violates Wisconsin’s uniform building code.
WILL filed an original action with the Wisconsin Supreme Court urging a review of the authority of the Dane County public health officer to issue a new county-wide mask mandate.
WILL filed an original action with the Wisconsin Supreme Court urging the Court to declare the current legislative districts unconstitutional and establish a judicial plan of apportionment.
Wisconsin’s now-defunct “Government Accountability Board” imposed burdensome regulations on individuals engaged in even the smallest amount of grassroots campaigning. WILL took over the representation of an original action in the Wisconsin Supreme Court challenging those regulations, but the court split 3-3 and dismissed the case.
A small town near Green Bay had an ordinance banning nearly all yard signs. Town officials played favorites by enforcing the ordinance against people who opposed wind turbine development, while ignoring signs that supported it. We sued and obtained a substantial settlement from the Town for its blatant violation of First Amendment rights.
Wisconsin law prohibited an independent committee from donating even $1 to a candidate if that candidate had already accepted a certain amount of donations from other committees. This limitation discriminated solely on the basis of when a donation is made. We sued to overturn it and were successful in having it declared unconstitutional.
Wisconsin had aggregate campaign contribution limits even lower than the federal limits. When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal limits in the McCutcheon case, we filed this case and overturned the state limits.
Milwaukee refused to follow a law banning municipalities from imposing residency requirements on their employees. We filed an amicus brief urging the supreme court to take the case. When it did, we filed an amicus brief on the merits, and the court agreed with us.