The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the 1992 federal ban on sports betting was unconstitutional. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), was meant to protect people from the damaging effects of sports betting and to defend the integrity of sports. Twenty-six years later, PASPA is history and sports betting looks to be the future.
Going to the dentist is something few people enjoy. The whole experience can be made worse if a dentist engages in practices that put patients in danger - especially when those patients are children.
Last month, Governor Scott Walker signed 41 bills into Wisconsin law, affecting areas such as criminal justice, drugs and medication, students and recreation. As attorneys, it's our job to stay up-to-date on developments in Wisconsin law (and, when laws get weird, it can be lots of fun). How will this new crop of statutes affect Wisconsinites? Read on to learn about some highlights and what they could mean for you.
January 1 ushered in more than the new year in Wisconsin. It brought about a number of new laws (and changes to existing laws) that are now in effect throughout the state.
If you live in a rural area, one of the benefits is that you often have a greater sense of safety. This applies to roads, where there is less traffic than in suburbs and large metro areas and we often feel safer than if we were in the middle of a traffic jam.
Have you ever wondered what transportation factors cause most fatal accidents in Wisconsin? In order to find out, the information from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has been broken down and analyzed, and five different factors were found to contribute frequently. FARS is run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA).
You might not know it, but Wisconsin is the only state in the nation where the drunk driving penalty for first time offenders is a ticket rather than jail time. Now, if Representative Jim Ott, a Republican from Mequon, has his way, first time offenders would be forced to appear in court.