Wisconsin’s attorney general asked a federal appeals court to halt same-sex weddings, three days after a lower court overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage and set off a rush to the courthouse by couples seeking to wed.
Wisconsin’s Supreme Court asked state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and opponents of a law limiting public employee collective-bargaining rights for briefs on whether it can take over and dismiss a challenge to the measure.
Movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc. may be running out of cash or might liquidate, if papers filed last night by the landlords for 38 stores are correct. Or, Blockbuster may be on the cusp of another round of store closings.
Two Wisconsin state Supreme Court justices who allegedly had a violent encounter over collective- bargaining legislation won’t face charges, said a state district attorney appointed as special prosecutor to review the incident.
The district attorney of Wisconsin’s Sauk County will probe the alleged assault of one state supreme court justice by another on the day before the panel upheld a law restricting collective bargaining.