We’re a pro-democracy nonprofit that uses strategic litigation to develop the law so that in Wisconsin, democracy includes all of us.
We are thrilled to share a significant development in the case of the Fake Electors Penebaker et al v. Hitt et al., currently pending in the Circuit Court for Dane County, Wisconsin. Law Forward, in collaboration with Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, has announced a historic settlement agreement.
On Jan. 22, 2024 the parties in Clarke v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - the fair maps case in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, who ruled that the 2021 legislative maps...
This week the Wisconsin Elections Commission decided two complaints in favor of our clients, confirming that voters cannot be required to show their photo ID when returning absentee ballots.
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On behalf of The Andrew Goodman Foundation and Common Cause Wisconsin, Law Forward filed an amicus brief in La Crosse County Circuit Court in defense of youth voters.
Law Forward – along with co-counsels – filed a Petition to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin to take jurisdiction of an original action to challenge the gerrymandered state legislative maps.
On September 15, 2023 Law Forward filed an amicus brief on behalf of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Black Wisconsinites, supporting the termination of Milwaukee police officer Erik Andrade.
Wisconsin Is Under Assault
Conservative interests have captured our courts, trying to take away freedoms from anyone who does not look like them.
They are attempting to dismantle the values Wisconsinites hold dear.
Together, we can fight
their litigation agenda by:
protecting voting rights, access to the polls, and the fair administration of elections.
enforcing state constitutional requirements and separation of powers.
advancing fair legislative districts and resisting efforts to gerrymander Wisconsin again.
resisting current efforts to revive long-discredited legal doctrines.