Supreme Court

U.S., Wisconsin Supreme Courts Rule Against Evers; Election Day Stands

The Governor's attempts to change or postpone the election have been blocked on all fronts.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- After going through three changes in the span of one day, Wisconsin Elections will carry on as normal. Rulings from both the Wisconsin and U.S. Supreme Courts now make Wisconsin the only state with an election scheduled in April that is proceeding as planned. Governor Tony Evers signed an Executive Order early Monday postponing the election to June….

Judge Kavanaugh Officially Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will become the 114th Supreme Court Justice of the United States

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brett Kavanaugh has taken the oaths of office to become the 114th Supreme Court justice, just a couple of hours after the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm him. The quick swearing in enables Kavanaugh to begin work immediately in advance of arguments at the court Tuesday in two cases involving prison sentences for repeat offenders. The court…

Senate Approves Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice

The Vote to Confirm Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice Comes as Protests are Breaking Out Across the Country

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, putting a second nominee from President Donald Trump on the highest court in the land. Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday during a historic roll call vote in the Senate chamber. The two-vote margin is one of the narrowest ever for a Supreme Court…

Supreme Court Allows for Vacation Rental Along Hayward Lake

Wisconsin Supreme Court Was Divided on Issue

MADISON, Wis.-A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a family that wants to rent out their house along Hayward Lake in northern Wisconsin, despite complaints from the neighbors. The neighbors filed a lawsuit in 2016, arguing that using the home as a vacation rental violated a neighborhood covenant that prohibits short-term rentals of property. The Sawyer County…

Supreme Court Makes Sports Betting a Possibility Nationwide

The Supreme Court Ruled 6-3

(AP Photo/John Locher) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The 1992 law barred state-authorized sports gambling…

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Polling Place Attire

A Minnesota ban on political attire could be overturned by the Supreme Court later this month.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the polls to reduce the potential for confrontations or voter intimidation. But that could change. The Supreme Court will consider a challenge to the state’s law on Feb. 28.  This case could affect other states, too. Wen Fa, a lawyer with the Pacific Legal…