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Jul 24, 2023

Change in state’s high court leaves Dems hopeful

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Supreme Court will flip from majority conservative to liberal control next month and Democrats have high hopes the change will lead to the state's abortion ban being overturned and maps redrawn to weaken GOP control of the Legislature and congressional districts. Democrats in the perennial battleground state focused on abortion to win an April election resulting [...]

Jul 16, 2018

Pioneer of hard-nosed US politics, Tom Ellis, dies at 97

RALEIGH (AP) A storied conservative political operative and central adviser to former Republican U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle said July 13 that 97-year-old Tom Ellis of Raleigh, North Carolina, died July 12. Boyle is Ellis’ son-in-law. Ellis was a lawyer who encouraged Helms to exploit the name recognition he’d built […]

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