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Legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin might bring in more than $140 million in taxes and save tens of millions of dollars in law enforcement costs. Read more

Hemp 11 Comments

The STATES Act would not only revive our Founding Fathers’ view of how states should manage their own affairs but also remind us that individualism, populism and personal liberty still matter. Read more

Hemp 2 Comments

What’s behind the new-found conservative attraction to free speech? It seems Republicans have their own radical extremists to defend these days: neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. Read more

Taking Liberties 2 Comments

Paul Masterson’s LGBTQ year in review, including triumphs such as the election of eight openly trans politicians nationally, and tragedies including the hate crime murders of children Giovanni Melton and Gabriel Fernandez. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Milwaukee's tremendous LGBTQ organizations offer both gifts and opportunities to give to those in need this holiday season. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

We all need to stop thinking about each other in negative, simple-minded stereotypes. The flooding and damage caused by the recent hurricanes have brought Americans of different backgrounds together in the common cause of helping our fellow... Read more

Taking Liberties 6 Comments

In nearly 90 years of existence, the ACLU of Wisconsin has obtained several resounding victories, such as the 2014 victory over Wisconsin’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Read more

Expresso 1 Comments

“Since I’ve been living in Wisconsin I’ve gotten to a point where I’m always looking over my shoulder. There’s an anxiety when I go out and take a ride down the street." Read more

News Features 3 Comments

Well,this was a long time coming. This morning, the ACLU, ACLU of Wisconsin andCovington & Burling filed afederal class action suit alleging that the Milwaukee Police Department’sstop and frisk policy is unconstitutional. Sinceimplementing .. Read more

Daily Dose 1 Comments

The ACLU found solitary confinement, defined as torture by the United Nations, was routinely used on up to 20% of the juvenile inmates at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake, often lasting for months. Read more

Taking Liberties 3 Comments

“If you can believe what he tweets, it appears that [Trump] doesn’t really have an appreciation for these basic constitutional principles and who knows how many others.” Read more

News Features 3 Comments

Paul Masterson extols the importance of LGBT votes in the upcoming election. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

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Voting rights advocates, including the ACLU and LULAC, are hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up Wisconsin’s voter ID law, one of the most stringent in the country. Read more

Issue of the Week 9 Comments

Two Milwaukee aldermen, Ashanti Hamilton and Nik Kovac, propose to decriminalize small-scale marijuana possession as a way to reduce Milwaukee’s racial disparities. Read more

Hemp 42 Comments

Wisconsin voters don’tneed a photo ID to cast a ballot on Nov. 4, thanks to an emergency rulingby the U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday.In a terse statement, the courtsaid that the law shouldn’t be implemented so close to an election, which is.. Read more

Daily Dose 4 Comments

Today, the opponents of Wisconsin’s voter ID law sent anemergency plea to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, the high court judge whooversees the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ID opponents want theSupreme Court to vacate the three-jud.. Read more

Daily Dose

It’s a shame that thejudges on the 7thU.S. Circuit Court of Appeals deadlocked on whether they should reviewa ruling by three of its members on Wisconsin’s voter ID law. They voted 5-5 on thematter. Which means that the law is in effect. T.. Read more

Daily Dose 1 Comments

Two words stand out in the media coverage of a three-judge ruling requiring Wisconsin voters to provide a photo ID for the Nov. 4 election: “chaos” and “scramble.” Chaos describes the order to Read more

News Features 10 Comments

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