On this episode of A Rational Basis, Kellen O’Brien speaks with Anita Johnson about Wisconsin’s “Voter ID” law. How will voting rights be protected now that the law has been approved by the courts? Johnson explains how Wisconsin’s photo ID law impacted the voting rights of minority, poor, and elderly residents in previous elections, and […]
This week on A Rational Basis, WORT’s legal update, Kellen O’Brien sets out to answer: Do large campaign contributions to judges create doubts about the judge’s ability to rule without bias? O’Brien spoke with Maryann Sumi, a retired Wisconsin judge, to explore judicial recusal in Wisconsin courts, a hot topic that has arrived front and center […]
This week on A Rational Basis, WORT’s Legal Update, Kellen O’Brien sets out to answer: When can police officers ignore the 4th Amendment and chase people into their homes? O’Brien looks at the Wisconsin Supreme Court case State v. Weber with Professor Michele LaVigne of the UW Law School.