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BILL LUEDERS: Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Implosion.
TRUTH BE TOLD, THE WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT has never, in the years I’ve been writing about it, been a happy place. There have always been epic personality clashes, stark ideological differences, and abundant bad behavior. In 2011, I broke the story of how one conservative justice placed his hands around a liberal justice’s neck during a heated conversation.
Yeah, that really happened.
But now, following the costliest judicial election in U.S. history (by far), which shifted the court’s ideological balance from conservative to liberal—and as it prepares to take on momentous cases over abortion access, redistricting, and how elections are run—the Wisconsin Supreme Court seems unhappier than ever.
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DENNIS AFTERGUT: Is Georgia the New Ohio?
LAST WEEK, GEORGIA GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP gave a news conference in which he took multiple apparent shots at the frontrunner for his own party’s presidential nomination. It was just the latest sign that the political winds among Georgia’s Republicans may not be blowing Donald Trump’s way.
In addition to Kemp’s strong statements, three additional weather vanes are pointing in the same direction.
🚨 OVERTIME 🚨
Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a restful Labor Day, or enjoyed the end of pool season, as we did. Big news for those attending The Texas Tribune Festival later this month: We’re having a Bulwark event there!
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The Ken Paxton impeachment trial begins… with bickering.
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How telling people to die… Became normal.
The great Wyoming land rush… Nobody tell John Dutton!
California promised reparations to survivors of forced sterilization… Few people have gotten them.
Here’s why trucking is an essential industry… And the industry is short nearly 80,000 drivers.
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