October 28, 1999 |
A federal appeals court in Chicago has upheld Illinois and Wisconsin laws banning certain late-term abortions, but opponents of the laws said the issue is still far from a legal resolution. The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois said it would appeal the decision, seeking a reconsideration of the order and an injunction preventing the two laws from being enforced while the appeals process is underway.
May 17, 1990
Aaron Pryor, the former junior welterweight champion, returned to boxing for the first time in 17 months Wednesday night and knocked out Daryl Jones at 1:15 of the third round at Madison, Wis., ending a day which saw the fight canceled and reinstated. Pryor, who was a champion from 1980-85, knocked Jones down twice in the second round. He then finished off his former sparring partner with a four-punch combination, ending it with a right hand. Jones tried to get up but was counted out.
February 5, 1989 |
The air is cleaner here than in much of the Midwest, the schools better, crime less, jobs more plentiful, housing cheaper and the people, in one critical aspect at least, a little more generous. Perhaps, some think, too generous.
November 16, 1988 |
There have been deaf musicians, legless marathon runners and even a one-armed major league baseball player. But, a blind hunter? Offhand, the idea seems preposterous. Ann Landers thought so, too. When a Wisconsin state senator recently wrote to the advice columnist about what a "dumb idea" a new law to accommodate blind hunters was, Landers responded as one might expect. "Permitting blind people to hunt does not make a whole lot of sense to me," she said. But Landers got only half the story.
November 2, 1998 |
This year's most significant shift in education law may take place this week, not at the ballot box on Tuesday but at the Supreme Court today. In recent years, advocates of "school choice" have been pressing for the legal right to use public money to pay for private and parochial schooling.
November 4, 1998 |
Wisconsin was barred by a federal appeals court from enforcing its ban on a type of late-term abortion while the state and opponents of the law battle in court. The 3-2 ruling by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago was a victory for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and six physicians who challenged the new law. Jim Haney, spokesman for the Wisconsin attorney general, said the state had not decided how to respond to the ruling. The law bans so-called partial-birth abortions.