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'I'm going to stand up': Northern Wisconsin judge demands answers from state on public defender crisis

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Wisconsin Supreme Court takes a small step...

 Wisconsin Supreme Court takes a small step to address pay for lawyers representing indigent defendants

Wisconsin Supreme Court Raises Lawyer Pay...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Raises Lawyer Pay...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Raises Lawyer Pay for Court Appointments, Takes No Action on SPD Rate

A long-haul defense lawyer makes do

A long-haul defense lawyer makes do...

A long-haul defense lawyer makes do with Wisconsin's lowest-in-nation pay

Wisconsin Struggling To Find Lawyers

Wisconsin Struggling To Find Lawyers...

Wisconsin Struggling To Find Lawyers For Public Defense Cases

Supreme Court Gives Lawyers a Pay Raise

Supreme Court Gives Lawyers a Pay Raise

Heeding a petition from lawyers and judges across the state, the Supreme Court raised the amount of money paid...

Justice Delayed For Those Who Can Least Afford It?

Justice Delayed For Those Who Can Least Afford It?

State, County Officials Blame Compensation Rate In Struggles To Find Attorneys Willing To Represent People Who Can't Afford Private Attorney.

Public Defender Pay At Issue

Public Defender Pay At Issue

For decades they’ve earned $40 hour in Wisconsin; federal public defenders get $140 hour.

Lawyers groups seek pay increase...

Lawyers groups seek pay increase...

Lawyers groups seek pay increase for lawyers taking public defender cases

Attorney shortage in Rural Wisconsin

Attorney Shortage in Rural Wisconsin

Where the lawyers aren’t - Attorney shortage in rural Wisconsin compounds opioid crisis

No charges in bizarre officer-involved death

No charges in bizarre officer-involved death

A federal agent who intentionally drove into a suspect as he ran from arrest in December won't face criminal charges, the Milwaukee County district attorney has decided.

Supreme Court ruling on blood draws could have big impact on drunken driving cases

Supreme Court ruling on blood draws could have big impact on drunken driving cases

Blood can't be taken without consent, a warrant or special circumstances, justices say

Lawyer wants girl charged for nude photos she sent to teacher

Lawyer wants girl charged for nude photos she sent to teacher

The attorney for a former Hales Corners teacher facing charges he had sex with a female student has asked a judge to charge the girl with distributing child pornography - for sending nude photos of herself to the teacher.

Prosecutors drop Milwaukee homicide case against impaired man

Prosecutors drop Milwaukee homicide case against impaired man

Reckless homicide charges were dismissed Thursday in the case of a cognitively impaired Milwaukee man whom a judge ruled police had improperly led to make a confession — the only evidence against him.

Teen sex case once set for trial ends with probation

Teen sex case once set for trial ends with probation

WEST BEND - The same judge who sidetracked the start of a high-stakes trial in a teen sex case so that a more reasonable plea bargain could be reached cut the young man another break with a sentence of probation and a chance to expunge his record....

Questions surround proposed victim rights amendment

Questions surround proposed victim rights amendment

Victims would have more say in criminal prosecutions if voters approve a proposed state constitutional amendment, but critics say the plan could weaken the rights of defendants...

The 1990 homicide cold case...

The 1990 homicide cold case...

The 1990 homicide cold case, an appointment from the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, resurfaced two years ago when DNA evidence linked the defendant to the crime scene.

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