Latest Wisconsin Supreme Court News

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...

Judge awards $163,000 in fees in GOP election probe

Aug. 01, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge Monday awarded about $163,000 in fees to attorneys for the liberal watchdog group American Oversight in an open records lawsuit it brought against the investigator hired by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to investigate the 2020 election. The fees...

Judge: Wisconsin probe found 'absolutely no' election fraud

Jul. 28, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge said Thursday that a Republican-ordered, taxpayer-funded investigation into the 2020 election found “absolutely no evidence of election fraud," but did reveal contempt for the state's open records law by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and a former state...

Conservative firm raises concern about open-records ruling

Jul. 28, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm is pushing back against a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that transparency advocates say has damaged the state’s open records law by limiting when people who sue over records requests can recover attorney’s fees. The Wisconsin...

Wisconsin disabled voters file federal lawsuit over ballots

Jul. 25, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four people in Wisconsin with disabilities have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to ensure that they'll be able to get help turning in their ballots, even though the conservative-controlled state Supreme Court said no one other than the voter can return absentee ballots...

No major problems with ballot drop boxes in 2020, AP finds

Jul. 17, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems, according to an Associated Press survey of state election officials across the U.S. that revealed no cases of fraud, vandalism or theft that could have affected the...

Wisconsin governor candidate won't rule out decertification

Jul. 13, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor who has Donald Trump's endorsement won't rule out attempting to decertify President Joe Biden's 2020 win in the battleground state, even though GOP legislative leaders and attorneys from both sides have dismissed the idea as...

Wisconsin elections commission rejects guidance for clerks

Jul. 12, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's bipartisan elections commission couldn't agree Tuesday on what guidance, if any, to give the state's more than 1,800 local clerks to help them understand how to implement a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling outlawing absentee ballot drop boxes. The...

Wisconsin court says parents suing school can't be anonymous

Jul. 08, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that parents suing the Madison School District over its gender identity policies must disclose their names to opposing attorneys, but they don't have to be revealed to the district or be made public. The 4-3 ruling...

Wisconsin Supreme Court disallows absentee ballot drop boxes

Jul. 08, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled Friday that absentee ballot drop boxes may be placed only in election offices and that no one other than the voter can return a ballot in person, dealing a defeat to Democrats who said the decision would make it harder...