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Milwaukee’s $100 Million Opportunity

WILL urges Milwaukee to allocate ARPA funds to education, infrastructure, and public safety The News: The City of Milwaukee has a historic opportunity to ...

Legislature Should Protect Wisconsin’s Public Records Law

Recent court decision may cause government actors to withhold records. The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) issued a policy ...

WILL Applauds JCRAR Action Suspending WEC Ballot Curing Rule

The News: The Wisconsin legislature’s Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rule (JCRAR) suspended a Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) rule that ...

Department of Corrections Ban on Clergy Visits Ruled Unconstitutional

WILL sued Department of Corrections on behalf of Milwaukee Archdiocese The News: Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge William Hue issued a summary ...

State Agency Abandons Attempt to Regulate Pools at Rental Properties

WILL urged DATCP to remove burdensome regulations that impose huge costs on short-term rentals The News: A final rule proposal from the Wisconsin ...

Florida Small-Business Owner Sues Biden Admin. Over Race and Gender Quotas in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Massive new spending law reserves $37 billion for small businesses owned by certain minorities and women, violating constitutional rights The News: ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes Unlawful

WILL challenged WEC guidance in lawsuit filed in June 2021 The News: The Wisconsin Supreme Court held that absentee ballot drop boxes, used widely in the ...

Oconomowoc Schools Drop Legal Threat Aimed At Local Parent After WILL Response

After sending cease-and-desist letter the school district now considers the matter “closed” The News: The Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) announced ...

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Rick Esenberg | What Was Wrong With the Doe

Rick Esenberg blogs at Shark and Shepherd: What Was Wrong With the Doe "While Democrats are decrying the state Supreme Court decision, they ought to be ...

Rick Esenberg | Where Does the John Doe Go From Here?

Not to the United States Supreme Court.

Rick Esenberg | Why the Conservative Justices Didn’t Have to Recuse Themselves in the John Doe

Rick Esenberg | Why the Conservative Justices Didn't Have to Recuse Themselves in the John Doe "So for a Justice to be "biased" in favor of Club for ...

WTMJ4 | Court Upholds Milwaukee Residency Requirements

WTMJ4 | Court Upholds Milwaukee Residency Requirements By The Associated Press. CREATED Jul 21, 2015 - UPDATED: Jul 21, 2015 MADISON -- A state appeals ...

Isthmus | Supremes: Destroy Records of John Doe Probe

Isthmus | Supremes: Destroy Records of John Doe Probe "'But Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel of the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law ...

Green Bay Press Gazette | Green Bay Sued Over Cutting Natural Plantings

Green Bay Press Gazette | Green Bay Sued Over Cutting Natural Plantings "Kamenick said the Gerhards aren’t challenging the city’s right to set standards ...

WILL’s Doe Amicus Brief

WILL's Doe Amicus Brief

Court of Appeals Protects Property Rights of Homeowners

Websites like Air-BNB and VRBO allow users to rent out their home on a short-term basis.  This gives travelers an alternative to hotels – alternatives ...

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