Marquette Wire

Milwaukee requests to join Act 10 lawsuit

Monique Collins

November 29, 2012

Filed under News

The City of Milwaukee has formally requested to join a state lawsuit that could decide the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker’s collective-bargaining law, Act 10. The lawsuit was spearheaded by the Madison teachers’ union an...

Atheist group sues over political speech by bishops, churches

Seamus Doyle

November 20, 2012

Filed under News

The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court against the Internal Revenue Service Wednesday over the IRS's alleged failure to enforce the electioneering restrictions against churches and...

Fair housing groups file discrimination complaint against Bank of America

Monique Collins

October 30, 2012

Filed under News

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council and other fair housing groups from around the country filed a complaint on Oct. 23 against Bank of America, accusing the bank of housing discrimination. The complaintants obse...

State DOT sued for discrimination

Alexandra Whittaker

September 11, 2012

Filed under News

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has not followed federal civil rights rules for at least seven years, according to an ongoing yearlong investigation. The department is now the subject of a lawsuit filed by the Federal Highway Administratio...

Church abuse law suit filed in Wisconsin

Pat Simonaitis

April 29, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

A lawsuit, filed last week on behalf of a Milwaukee victim of a string of sexual abuses by the deceased Rev. Lawrence Murphy, is naming Pope Benedict XVI and other Vatican officials as defendants, bringing the Murphy scandal...