Posts tagged "Wisconsin"

Thousands of Wisconsin Voters Blocked by Voter ID Laws in 2016 Election

A recent study shows that as many as 23,000 eligible voters in Wisconsin were discouraged from casting a ballot in the 2016 presidential election due to the state’s voter ID laws.

Supreme Court to Hear Case Regarding Constitutionality of Partisan Gerrymandering

The term “gerrymandering” refers to the redrawing of legislative districts in order to achieve a balance of voters that will elect a specific kind of candidate.

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Wisconsin Transgender Student

Last week the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Wisconsin school district violated Ash Whitaker’s civil rights when they prevented the transgender student from using the boys’ bathroom. The court ruled that Whitaker’s civil rights are protected under the sex discrimination ban in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Wisconsin Must Reimburse Legal Fees of Groups Fighting Abortion Restrictions

The U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Thursday that the state must pay out a $1.6 million settlement to several plaintiffs, including Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, as reimbursement for the legal fees they incurred fighting the state’s unconstitutional admitting privilege law.

Judge Creates Temporary Exception to Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

A federal judge in Wisconsin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday that allows voters lacking a state approved photo ID to vote via affidavit in the upcoming November elections.

Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin’s Right-To-Work Law

In a win for labor unions, a Wisconsin state judge on Friday struck down the state’s so-called “right-to-work” law, ruling that private unions can collect fees from non-members for the services the union provides for these workers.
Federal Appeals Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

Federal Appeals Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that the hospital admitting requirement for Wisconsin abortion providers is unconstitutional.

Feminist Scholars Convene in Milwaukee For Annual National Women’s Studies Conference

Between Thursday and Sunday this week, as many as 1,800 feminist scholars from around the country will meet in Milwaukee for the National Women's Studies Association's (NWSA) annual conference.
An Extreme Abortion Ban is Now Law in Wisconsin

An Extreme Abortion Ban is Now Law in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an extreme 20 week abortion ban into law last week.
Wisconsin Workers Just Lost Their Days Off

Wisconsin Workers Just Lost Their Days Off

Scott Walker signed off on a new budget last week that ended the state’s law banning seven-day work weeks.
Federal Lawsuit Challenges the Wisconsin Law That's Putting Pregnant Women in Prison

Federal Lawsuit Challenges the Wisconsin Law That’s Putting Pregnant Women in Prison

Wisconsin is just one of several states that effectively suspend the civil rights of pregnant women in the name of protecting against fetal harm.
Minimum Wage Workers Across the Nation Won Raises on Election Day

Minimum Wage Workers Across the Nation Won Raises on Election Day

Voters threw their weight behind state, county, and city referendums raising the minimum wage across seven states on Election Day Tuesday.
As Midterm Elections Near, Courts Are Taking On Voter Suppression

As Midterm Elections Near, Courts Are Taking On Voter Suppression

With less than a month before the November 4 elections, courts are weighing in on voting rights across the nation.
Marriage Equality Set to Take Hold in 35 States Following Court Rulings

Marriage Equality Set to Take Hold in 35 States Following Court Rulings

Decisions by the US Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week brought the number of states in which same-sex marriage bans are effectively null and void to 35.
Moral Mondays Movement Expands to Other States for the "Moral Week of Action"

Moral Mondays Movement Expands to Other States for the “Moral Week of Action”

The Moral Mondays movement has announced a Moral Week of Action taking place from August 22 to 28 that will include events and protests in 11 additional states.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Union Limits and Voter ID Laws

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Union Limits and Voter ID Laws

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold laws that significantly decreased collective bargaining rights for workers and require photo identification at the polls.
Wisconsin Will Not Enforce Contraceptive Coverage Law If Employers Raise Religious Objections

Wisconsin Will Not Enforce Contraceptive Coverage Law If Employers Raise Religious Objections

Citing the recent US Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) announced that it will no longer be enforcing the contraceptive benefit rule for employers with religious objections.
Voter ID Law Struck Down in Wisconsin

Voter ID Law Struck Down in Wisconsin

A federal judge struck down Wisconsin's new voter identification law last week, ruling that the law violated the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution as well as Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Wisconsin City Council Passes 160-Foot Buffer Zone Ordinance

Wisconsin City Council Passes 160-Foot Buffer Zone Ordinance

The Madison, Wisconsin city council unanimously passed a buffer zone ordinance last week to protect people entering or exiting healthcare clinics, including women's reproductive healthcare clinics, in the city.
ACLU Seeks Investigation of Stereotype-Based Single-Sex Education Program

ACLU Seeks Investigation of Stereotype-Based Single-Sex Education Program

The program at Somerset Middle School relies on harmful stereotypes about boys and girls.