Madison365: Dane County Circuit Judge Everett Mitchell running for state supreme court.
Mitchell, a former prosecutor, currently serves as the presiding judge of the juvenile division in Dane County. He oversees cases involving child welfare, juvenile delinquency, family law, civil law, and criminal proceedings. Judge Mitchell also presides over Dane County’s High Risk Drug Court Program, which supports adults with drug addictions and criminal cases by connecting participants to treatment and mental health services.
WisPolitics.com: Milwaukee County Circuit Court receives eviction-diversion grant.
The grant will help the circuit court and its partners in Milwaukee County government to build on eviction-diversion efforts undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic, said District One Chief Judge Mary Triggiano, Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
Each court will use the grant funding to hire dedicated staff to implement holistic,
sustainable, and community-driven strategies for resolving legal problems. Successful eviction diversion programs provide landlords and tenants with the time, information, and resources necessary to resolve their housing problems without prolonged litigation.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Lack of options for girls in juvenile justice system.
“Years and years ago, it was only young boys that committed crimes. All the resources, all the money, all the projects were put into youth boys to figure out how to stop recidivism,” she said. “Starting in 2004, you started seeing some of these girls aren’t following that pattern anymore, but not enough to throw resources at it. Now, more than ever, we’re seeing more girls involved in violent crimes.”
“What we usually did was say, put them in the boys’ program,” she added. “But girls have different needs, wants and issues.”
Reuters: Wisconsin high court says no insurance coverage for COVID losses.
Slate: The U.S. Supreme Court almost allowed censorship of the internet in shadow docket.
If only five justices are willing to defend the bedrock constitutional principles flouted by H.B. 20, are any precedents really safe at this court? Suddenly, settled law is up for grabs, and no one can predict with any real certainty which corrupt and harebrained laws will survive at SCOTUS. Tech executives should be pretty happy with Tuesday’s order: The five justices who halted H.B. 20 are certain to strike down the law when it comes before them on the merits next term. The rest of us, though, should pause to wonder how secure our own rights are when the country’s most powerful corporations and lawyers can barely convince SCOTUS to uphold the First Amendment.
CNN: California task force issues first report on ongoing harms of slavery.
In a 500-page interim report, the California Reparations Task Force detailed California's involvement in slavery and how it continues to negatively impact Black Americans. The nine-member panel is the first of its kind in any state. Advocates have been pushing lawmakers to replicate it at the federal level. . . .
The document outlines how Black Americans have been harmed, including by slavery and political disenfranchisement, and in labor, housing, education, the criminal justice system, and arts and culture. The panel included preliminary recommendations for each category but said a final report will be issued next year.
WLWT5: Ohio Senate votes to cut training requirements and allow teachers to carry guns in school.
If passed into law, individual school districts will decide if teachers in their district can be armed.
The controversial House Bill 99, would cut the training hours for school staff to be certified to carry guns in a school from 700 to initial training that "shall not exceed" 24 hours, according to the latest version from the Senate committee.
Axios: Alex Jones and Infowars trying new small-business bankruptcy provisions against claims by Sandy Hook families.
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