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WILL Defends 1st Amendment Rights of Wisconsin Mom and Conservative Activist

WILL has filed an appeal on behalf of Scarlett Johnson, a Wisconsin Moms for Liberty Activist, who is being sued for defamation for criticizing her school district on social media for employing a "social justice coordinator.

Coalition Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Public Records Case

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Ask Court to Clarify that Custodians Have Burden to Prove Exceptions to Release

WILL Files Formal Civil Rights Complaint Against the American Bar Association and Institutions of Higher Education Across America for Discriminatory Practices

WILL has filed a Title VI complaint against the American Bar Association (ABA) for several discriminatory programs, including its “Judicial Clerkship Program” and “Judicial Intern Opportunity Program,” which offer premier, exclusive opportunities to candidates based on race. The complaint also names three universities that have conspired with the ABA to run its clerkship program: South Texas College, the University of the Pacific, and Willamette University.

WILL Highlights Mental Health Awareness in May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is more important than ever to ensure that people have access to the resources and support they need. A recent report by WILL highlights how social capital, the network and relationships people have, has been declining for decades and made worse by the pandemic.

Cutting Off Your Foot to Spite the Children

Despite the narrow approval of a massive $252 million referendum just last month, Milwaukee Public Schools recently announced that substantial cuts to their budget will be required. But while MPS continues to demonstrate a lack of financial management with taxpayer dollars, other decisions the board is considering that are designed to placate teachers unions are actually harming their bottom line.  

WILL Files Second Federal Discrimination Complaint Against Prominent University During Nationwide Pro-Hamas Protests

WILL has filed a federal Title VI complaint against Rutgers University (“the University”) on behalf of the Young America’s Foundation (“YAF”), which has an active chapter on the University’s campus. The complaint challenges the University’s illegal promise to prioritize the “needs” of “Arab, Muslim, and Palestinian” students over those of Israeli and Jewish students.

WILL Sues Wisconsin Department of Revenue on behalf of Wisconsin Small Businesses

WILL has filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) on behalf of two Wisconsin Wedding Barns. The lawsuit is seeking to mitigate the harmful impacts of Wisconsin Act 73, which became law in late 2023 and fully takes effect in 2026.

Policy Report: WILL Examines How Declining Social Capital is the Root Cause to Many Societal Problems

WILL released a new report assessing the impact declining levels of social capital (the collection of interpersonal relationships that unite a heterogeneous society) has on Wisconsin communities.

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WILL SUES DPI FOR EMBARGOED ESSA DOCUMENTS

Documents would shine light on whether DPI is illegally implementing ESSA The News: On Thursday, February 7, 2019, WILL sued the Wisconsin Department of ...

Associated Press | WILL Sues In Defense of Wedding Barns

WILL's lawsuit in defense of Wisconsin wedding barns earned widespread attention in state and national media. The Associated Press reported: Attorneys for ...

Investor’s Business Daily | Elder: Don’t Let Trump Hatred Thwart School Choice Movement

Best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk-show host, Larry Elder, notes our Apples to Apples report, writing in Investor's Business ...

Washington Examiner | DeAngelis, Flanders: Believe it or not, markets work in education

Cato Institute's Corey DeAngelis and WILL's Research Director, Will Flanders, write in the Washington Examiner how their research shows that the ...

Campus Reform | Wisconsin college to judge: Dismiss ‘Jesus loves you’ valentines lawsuit

Campus Reform continues to closely follow our lawsuit against Northeast Wisconsin Technical College on behalf of Polly Olsen, who was disciplined by the ...

Wall Street Journal | Szafir, Petersen: This Building Is for Sale (but Not to a Charter School)

WILL's Executive Vice President, CJ Szafir and Researcher Cori Petersen write at the Wall Street Journal about how Milwaukee Public Schools refuse to sell ...

Washington Examiner | Flanders: High school cancels stage production of ‘America’s best-loved novel,’ To Kill a Mockingbird

WILL Research Director, Will Flanders, PhD, wrote in the Washington Examiner about the "absurd drama" that played out in Shorewood, WI over the school's ...

Wall Street Journal | Scott Walker’s Education Dividend

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at our most recent report, Keeping Score, and notes how reforms collective bargaining reforms (2011 Act 10) led to ...

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