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Open Government Protection Act Passes WI State Senate Unanimously

The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), the state’s leading watchdog for government transparency and accountability, praises the ...

In Parental Rights Case versus KMSD, WILL Participates in Summary Judgment Hearing

The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) presented arguments today in a summary judgment ...

WILL’s Day of Action in Madison

WILL submitted testimony on seven pieces of legislation today, providing important insight to lawmakers as they consider efforts to reign in wasteful ...

WILL Wins Preliminary Injunction in Defense of 1st Amendment

Lawsuit is a part of WILL’s Preserving Democracy Project The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) has won a preliminary injunction ...

From the Desk of Rick Esenberg: A message on Tuesday night’s election results

Elections ebb and flow, but there are no permanent victories or defeats in politics. No matter who wins or loses, the Constitution must remain our ...

Beyond the Budget: The Surge of Non-Agency Pork in Wisconsin

WI Taxpayers potentially on the hook for record amount of pork projects, WILL believes the JFC should intervene The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law ...

WILL Takes on Biden’s Racial Equity Agenda: New Motion Seeks to Halt New Federal Agency

The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed for a preliminary injunction to halt the Biden Administration’s new “Minority ...

First Amendment Rights Trampled by Wisconsin School Board

No one should be “shut down” for speaking their mind at a school board meeting; WILL advises all school boards to protect the freedom of speech The News: ...

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Wisconsin Watchdog | Milwaukee finds new way to delay selling empty school buildings

From Wisconsin Watchdog: “That reading of the statute doesn’t make any sense,” said C.J. Szafir, associate counsel and education policy director at the ...

AM 620 WTMJ | Education Policy Director CJ Szafir on Week in Review

CJ discusses politics this week with Charlie Sykes and Collin Roth. Of note, school choice enrollment is up 100% this year!

RightWisconsin | Protecting Religious Freedom No Easy Task

WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg writing at RightWisconsin today: In one of the most ringing passages in our constitutional ...

Wisconsin Watchdog | Lawmaker’s anti-ALEC bill is anti-constitution

From Wisconsin Watchdog: “I have a problem with the notion that people who put out public pronouncements about legislation should be subject to ...

Wisconsin State Journal | Live chat replay – Debating changes to Wisconsin election laws

WILL President and General Counsel, Rick Esenberg, joined Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, and Mark Pitsch and Phil Brinkman both with ...

Wisconsin Watchdog | Newly released John Doe docs reveal much more about rogue GAB

"“He said that he has been getting beat up by these attorneys and felt really beat up by Esenberg,” Falk wrote, apparently a reference to Rick Esenberg of ...

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | Amid MPS takeover debate, Chris Abele floats early-childhood proposal

"The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, which has been critical of the district's handling of its vacant buildings, criticized ...

LaCrosse Tribune | Critics say campaign finance overhaul empowers outside groups, legislative leaders

"Rick Esenberg, president of the conservative Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty, said it’s typically easy to guess which groups or individuals ...

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