Latest Wisconsin Supreme Court News

Top Wisconsin court affirms GOP's preferred approach to maps

Nov. 30, 2021 18:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Republicans in a redistricting dispute, ruling that it saw no need to make significant changes to the maps that have helped the GOP win majorities in the state Legislature and congressional delegation. ...

Democrat Evers vetoes Republican-drawn redistricting

Nov. 18, 2021 12:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers followed through Thursday on his promise to veto the Republican-drawn redistricting plans, calling the maps “gerrymandering 2.0.” The move officially shifts the fight over the once-a-decade job of drawing new...

Court hands 'Making a Murderer' subject Avery latest defeat

Nov. 18, 2021 10:38 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejected a request by Steven Avery to review his conviction for killing a young photographer in 2005, a case that became the focus of a popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” Avery has been fighting...

State Supreme Court to take up case of embattled DNR leader

Nov. 17, 2021 18:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to consider whether the state Department of Natural Resources policy board’s leader can continue to hold his seat months after his term expired. Fred Prehn, a Wausau dentist, was appointed by former...

Wisconsin GOP OKs redistricting plans while Dems can't agree

Nov. 11, 2021 19:28 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature on Thursday gave final approval to the GOP's redistricting plans, after the maps proposed by a nonpartisan commission were lambasted by several Democrats. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, who promoted the...

Wisconsin lawmakers get update on election investigation

Nov. 10, 2021 20:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The leader of the Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election told Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday that his probe is expanding and claimed some were trying to obstruct his work. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice...

Opponents say Wisconsin GOP maps continue gerrymander

Oct. 28, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opponents of Wisconsin redistricting plans that would keep solid GOP majorities in place for another decade railed against the proposals Thursday, promising to fight the maps in the Legislature and beyond. “Today we demand fair maps,” said Debra...

Evers tells Republicans to start over on redistricting plans

Oct. 21, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers told Republican lawmakers to start over on their redistricting plans, saying Thursday they will “have to do better” if they expect him to sign the proposals that would solidify the majorities already in place. The...

Wisconsin Republicans release redistricting plan

Oct. 20, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature released their redistricting plans on Wednesday, maps that were immediately blasted as “rigged” because they are based largely on existing districts the GOP drew a decade ago that solidified their majorities. ...

Wisconsin attorney general calls for election probe to end

Oct. 11, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general who represents the state elections commission on Monday called for a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election to be shut down, saying it is a partisan political effort that lacks credibility, wastes...