Posts tagged "Wisconsin"

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.
Appeals Court Upholds Decision Blocking Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

Appeals Court Upholds Decision Blocking Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision to block a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. “[The Dec. 20] ruling marks a major victory for Wisconsin women and sends a message to lawmakers across the country: it is unconstitutional for politicians...
Restrictive Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked in Wisconsin

Restrictive Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin law that would require abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles the clinic was blocked by a state judge Friday.
Governor Scott Walker Signs Anti-Abortion Bills into Law

Governor Scott Walker Signs Anti-Abortion Bills into Law

On Friday, Governor Scott Walker (R) of Wisconsin signed into law a bill that would require all abortion providers to attain hospital admitting privileges. In addition, the law will now require women seeking an abortion to first receive an ultrasound before undergoing the procedure. The law is scheduled to take effect July 8.