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BCTA V. BROWN COUNTY

State law permits counties to impose a 0.5% sales tax, but requires that tax to be used only for “directly reducing the property tax levy.” Brown County imposed a sales tax, but is instead using the proceeds to fund new spending. We sued to have the tax struck down.

S.W. V. EVERS

Wisconsin law permits school districts to discriminate against disabled students by refusing to permit them to open enroll into their district. WILL sued to stop this practice, which violates federal anti-discrimination law.

SAINT JOAN ANTIDA V. MPS

The Milwaukee Public School District refuses to transport children to private schools as it is required to do by state law. WILL sued to force the district to abide by its obligations.

LACROIX V. KENOSHA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Kenosha was one of a few school districts to negotiate with its employee unions in violation of Act 10. On behalf of a teacher and Kenosha taxpayer, we sued and were successful in having the collective bargaining agreement voided.

BLASKA V. MMSD / SANNES V. MMSD

The Madison Metropolitan School District negotiated with its teachers unions in violation of Act 10. We sued to stop them, but the Dane County Circuit Court concluded that because one of the unions had won a temporary victory (which the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled, declaring Act 10 constitutional), the collective bargaining agreement was lawful.

HIGHLAND MEMORIAL V. WISCONSIN

Wisconsin prohibits cemetery owners from owning or operating a funeral home and vice versa. They can’t even have a funeral home operated by somebody else on their cemetery grounds! We think the government has no legitimate interest in limiting people’s choices this way, and we filed a lawsuit challenging the law, but the Wisconsin Supreme Court disagreed.