Latest Wisconsin Supreme Court News

Records from Wisconsin election probe to be made public

Sep. 27, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — All records from the closed Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin are being uploaded to a website “for all to see,” an attorney told a judge on Tuesday. The investigation was led by former Wisconsin Supreme Court...

Wisconsin's top Republican sues to block Jan. 6 subpoena

Sep. 26, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly leader is suing to block a subpoena that orders him to testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection about a conversation he had with Donald Trump about overturning the 2020 election. Assembly Speaker...

Gableman represents man charged with false ballot requests

Sep. 19, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who led a fruitless 14-month investigation into the state's 2020 election results appeared in court Monday to represent a man accused of fraudulently requesting absentee ballots. Michael Gableman said he was...

Disabled voters win in Wisconsin; legal fights elsewhere

Sep. 14, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Trudy Le Beau has voted in every major election since she turned 18 — a half-century of civic participation that has gotten increasingly difficult as her multiple sclerosis progressed. Now, with no use of her arms or legs, the Wisconsin woman relies on her husband to help...

Wisconsin judge refuses to suspend absentee ballot ruling

Sep. 13, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday sided with Republicans and declined to suspend his ruling from last week that state law does not allow election clerks to fill in missing information on witness certification envelopes that contain absentee ballots. The ruling was...

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice running again

Sep. 08, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly, who served for four years before losing election in 2020, announced Thursday he will run for an open spot on the court next year. The race will determine majority control of the court. Kelly, a...

Wisconsin judge sides with GOP in absentee ballot fight

Sep. 07, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday ruled that state law does not allow election clerks to fill in missing information on witness certification envelopes that contain absentee ballots, delivering a victory to Republicans nine weeks before the election in the battleground state. ...

Vos withdraws subpoenas, ending Wisconsin election inquiry

Aug. 29, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican Assembly leader on Friday withdrew subpoenas submitted as part of a GOP-led investigation into the 2020 election, marking the end of a 14-month endeavor that yielded no evidence of election fraud. Speaker Robin Vos withdrew subpoenas that...

Judge: Gableman no longer in contempt of court

Aug. 17, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dropped a contempt order against the former state Supreme Court justice who investigated Wisconsin's 2020 election, but not without a final jab at Michael Gableman for leading an inquiry where “there is simply nothing there.” Dane...

Investigator who floated decertification later backed off

Aug. 02, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The special investigator hired by Republicans in Wisconsin to review the 2020 election told lawmakers in March that they should consider decertifying President Joe Biden's win, but later said in a private memo made public Tuesday that such a move would be a “practical...