Nearly two weeks after Madison's first protest honoring the life of George Floyd, the heart of the city's downtown remains in limbo. Stores and museums along State Street are still covered in plywood, a reminder of demonstrations that began peacefully, but for a few nights, turned chaotic.
A plan to send absentee ballot applications to 2.7 million Wisconsin voters has yet to clear a final procedural hurdle. The Wisconsin Elections Commission was scheduled to vote on the final wording of the mailing, but it delayed that vote until June 17.
The conservative group Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is trying to get a jump on the next round of legislative redistricting, proposing a rule change that would require that any lawsuit over political maps run through the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The state Supreme Court won't take up a second lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order, a step that could preserve the power of local governments to issue their own stay-at-home restrictions.
Opponents of Wisconsin's overturned "Safer at Home" order have turned their attention to the local health orders that sprung up to replace it, filing a federal lawsuit that seeks to strike the local restrictions down.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission has delayed a final vote on a plan that would send absentee ballot request forms to millions of voters, with the Republican chair of the panel saying he wanted to narrow that list.
A new federal lawsuit aims to force the state to mail absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters, arguing that step among several others could prevent a repeat of Wisconsin's April 2020 pandemic election that "shook the public's faith in the democratic process."