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  • ACLU opposes gay marriage stay

    The American Civil Liberties Union is urging a federal judge to reject Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's request to stay any future ruling striking down Wisconsin's gay marriage ban.

  • Walker unsure about effect of gay marriage

    Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked a federal judge on Friday to place on hold any future order she may make that would strike down the state's ban on gay marriage - the second time this week the Republican expressed doubt in the state's chances to succeed in defending the law.

  • Van Hollen says farewell at state GOP convention

    Outgoing Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is bidding farewell through a video at the GOP state convention.

  • Van Hollen pledges to appeal voter ID decision

    Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will appeal the federal court ruling striking down Wisconsin's voter identification law.

  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during an event to announce the expansion of Family Care, a state-administered program that provides long-term care to disabled and elderly residents under Medicaid during an event at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay Monday, April 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/Press-Gazette Media, Jim Matthews)

    Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin's voter ID law

    A federal judge reopened the voter identification debate Tuesday when he struck down a new Wisconsin law, saying it discriminated against blacks and Hispanics, and renewing doubts about the Republican push for stricter voting laws across the country.

  • DOJ: Agent let 43 child porn cases languish

    The former supervisor of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Milwaukee office allowed nearly four dozen Internet child pornography cases to languish for months, agency officials said in his termination letter.

  • Wis. employees who delayed porn cases out of jobs

    A Wisconsin Justice Department agent and her supervisor have lost their jobs after an internal investigation found they let child pornography cases languish for months, allowing at least one suspect to allegedly sexually assault a child before he was apprehended, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Wednesday.

  • Few Wisconsin open-government complaints probed

    The power to enforce Wisconsin's open-government laws rests with the state attorney general and local district attorneys, but a review shows that Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has never pursued such a case in his seven years in office.

  • State Rep. Jon Richards, a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin attorney general, poses Thursday, Feb. 12, 2014, with a slate he had just signed at the Milwaukee Press Club in Milwaukee ahead of a meeting with reporters. Richards pledged to be an attorney general who'd safeguard consumer rights and crack down on the spread of illegal drugs. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)

    Wis. AG candidate Richards offers populist tone

    Democratic state Rep. Jon Richards pledged Wednesday to be "the people's attorney general," and said if elected he wouldn't defend at least two Wisconsin laws that he believes violate the U.S. Constitution or go against the wishes of the people.

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