Today, Republican state lawmakers proposed legislation that would bar trans athletes from competing in school sports. The bills, introduced by State Rep. Barbara Dittrich, a Republican from Oconomowoc, would prevent transgender student athletes from participating in women’s sports. Per the proposed legislation, transgender students would be allowed to participate in sports specifically designated as coed. […]
Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU-Wisconsin, talks about that group’s efforts to mitigate violence and allow free speech protest in Kenosha over the failure of prosecution of the police shooter of Jacob Blake.
The US Supreme Court has held that states must give most juveniles sentenced to life in prison a chance to earn parole release based on a standard of rehabilitation and reform, and a system that allows parole commissioners the discretion to deny release is unconstitutional, argues a lawsuit filed in federal court in April by […]
Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks to Jan about the recent Republican-led Wisconsin legislature’s efforts to strip away powers of the incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers and other incoming elected officials.
In his very last decision on the Supreme Court, retiring justice Anthony Kennedy joined with the conservative majority to uphold President Trump’s travel ban against travelers from Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. American Civil Liberties Union National Legal Director David Cole excoriated the court in general and Kennedy in particular in the pages […]
Jan talks with Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, about the recent vote by the state legislature to add Wisconsin to the bandwagon of states wanting a constitutional convention. They discuss the ramifications and possible outcomes, and what actions can still be taken.