articles tagged "law"

Sing-Along Wins Big in Circuit Court

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 | buzz
Marquette Law professor Ed Fallone

Wisconsin Capitol Protestors score a major victory in court. The Monday Buzz hears from Marquette Law School’s Ed Fallone with a reaction. more »

Federal Court Nixes Net Neutrality

Monday, 20 January 2014 | buzz
Shubha Ghosh

A federal court says it’s OK for internet providers to play favorites. The Monday Buzz talks with UW Law Professor Shubha Ghosh about the implications for universal access to the ‘net. more »

Capitol Protest Settlement: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Monday, 14 October 2013 | buzz
DonaldDowns

On October 8, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Wisconsin Department of Administration announced a settlement in the federal case about the recent crackdown on protests in the Wisconsin Capitol. more »

A Permit to Sing? Rickert and Kohl-Riggs Face Off

Monday, 16 September 2013 | buzz
Photo by Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative

Since March, 2011, participants in the Solidarity Sing Along have gathered in the Wisconsin State Capitol rotunda at noon, sang songs of protest for an hour and dispersed. They have done this over 600 times and never applied for a permit for use of the rotunda. The Capitol Police, part of the state Department of Administration, has escalated enforcement of its permit policy in recent weeks, repeatedly declaring the Sing Along an “unlawful assembly” and issuing 188 citations and a similar number of arrests since July. A recent temporary federal court injunction prevented the DOA from requiring permits for groups smaller than 20 people, but left many questions still open. The Sing Along have argued that they don’t need a permit, claiming their activities are covered under free speech and free assembly clauses of the U.S. and Wisconsin Constitution. The DOA believes that it has a right to regulate “time, place and manner” of free speech in any of its buildings, including the Capitol rotunda. So, on Monday, September 16, 2013, WORT held a debate on this topic. Chris Rickert, Metro columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal, argued the pro-permit position. Arthur Kohl-Riggs, a protestor, videographer and former “Lincoln-Republican” candidate for Governor in the recall election. Arthur argued why he feels no permit should be required. more »

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 | A Public Affair
A gavel, handcuffs, and a law book

Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration will no longer be enforcing the standing rules on mandatory-minimum sentencing for drug offenders. Host Tim Hansel discussed what this could mean for our justice system with Molly Gill from Family’s Against Mandatory Minimums and former Wisconsin assistant attorney general Tim Kiefer. more »

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