May 9, 1997 |
World Wide Web Casinos Inc. is suing Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and Atty. Gen. James Doyle for refusing to let an online gaming business open in a Milwaukee suburb. The lawsuit, filed this week in federal court in Milwaukee, contends that Doyle's office told the firm in March that setting up an Internet gambling business that would serve overseas gamblers was illegal under state law. The company claims, however, that Wisconsin's gambling laws do not apply to its proposed Internet operation.
August 3, 1990 |
Growing frustration with public schools has helped forge an unlikely alliance between blacks and conservative whites that may make Wisconsin the first state in the nation to use public funds to pay directly for private school educations. The school plan--sort of a modified voucher system passed by the Legislature in March--is scheduled to go into effect with the start of school in the fall.
February 23, 1989 |
The Supreme Court, acting in the case of a 4-year-old boy who was severely beaten by his father, ruled Wednesday that governments and their employees have no duty under the Constitution to protect citizens from danger or to intervene to save their lives.
February 10, 1988 |
The state of Wisconsin will sue Chrysler Corp. in an effort to overturn the auto maker's decision to close its Kenosha, Wis., plant, State Atty. Gen. Donald Hanaway said Tuesday. "Chrysler made a legally enforceable agreement with the state of Wisconsin to build automobiles in Kenosha. We therefore recommend a lawsuit be commenced to enforce that agreement," Hanaway wrote in a letter to Gov. Tommy Thompson. The contents of the letter were released at a news conference here.
March 7, 1992 |
The parents of one of Jeffrey L. Dahmer's victims can proceed with their lawsuit against the city and three police officers, but similar suits were dismissed by a judge. The suit that U.S. District Judge Terence Evans let stand was filed in Milwaukee by Sounghone and Somdy Sinthasomphone, the parents of 14-year-old Konerak Sinthasomphone, who was killed by Dahmer after the three officers led the naked boy back to Dahmer's apartment May 27. They said they believed he was Dahmer's lover.