Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Lawsuit alleges three top Wisconsin Republicans aided insurrection.
MSNBC: Redistricting decision may portendr bad things to come.
This pessimism is based on the fact that four of the nine justices on the Supreme Court signaled that they are at least open to the baseless theory argued by the Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in a separate concurring opinion, and Justice Samuel Alito in a dissent joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch indicated that they might support this “independent state legislature” doctrine.
At its basic level, the independent state legislature theory would allow state lawmakers, and only state lawmakers, to draw congressional district lines. It would deny state courts a role in protecting voting rights concerning federal elections.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: State Supreme Court, in an opinion by Justice Jill Karofsky, makes it easier to reject job applicants with criminal histories.
In dissent, Justice Rebecca Dallet wrote wrote the majority guts the anti-discrimination policy of the Fair Employment Act. Instead of context-specific analysis, she wrote, the majority relies on generic character traits of domestic abuser and qualities of work places in general.
Further, the dissent argues the majority used the wrong standard of review. The court, it said, is supposed to defer to the findings of the LIRC unless "no reasonable fact finder could reach the same conclusion." LIRC, Dallet said, gave no weight to Cree's expert, yet the majority seemed to rely on the expert's claims about domestic abusers in general.
Marijuana Moment: Delaware cannabis legalization effort fails in House, despite winning majority vote.
The Guardian: Opioid victims, families tee off on the Sackler family, whose Purdue Pharma profited mightily from the drugs.
Vitaly Pinkusov lost his wife to an overdose when she was 32.
“I stand here before you as a broken man … How do I feel about you? The closest feeling is … pure contempt,” he said, saying that they are “condemned to eternal infamy”.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee Common Council considers seizing cars of traffic offenders.
CNN: Judge rebukes special counsel for unnecessary,inflammatory info in routine court filing.
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