Law Forward develops cases, identifying opportunities to use litigation to transform the law in significant ways. Law Forward works to ensure that state agencies regulate appropriately and fulfill their mandates. Our work engages policymakers, the legal community, and citizens on legal issues, expanding both opportunities and demand for progressive change.
Friend of the court briefs filed to protect and advance democracy.
Protecting our rights at the ballot box.
Ensuring accountability and justice for our state and nation.
Resisting current efforts to revive long-discredited legal doctrine.
Voting Rights & Ballot Access
Preserving the constitutional freedom to vote.
Redistricting & Fair Maps
Fighting for all Wisconsin voters to have their voices fairly reflected in our government.
In Archambault v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, a plaintiff in Waukesha County filed a lawsuit challenging WEC’s authority to issue any guidance to help Wisconsin’s elections run smoothly.
On September 30, 2022, Law Forward – with the Fair Elections Center – filed a complaint on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin in Dane County Circuit Court, seeking both clarity and protection for absentee voters whose ballots have technical defects.
In White v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, two individual plaintiffs and the Republican Party of Waukesha County challenged longstanding guidance from the Wisconsin Elections Commission that permitted municipal clerks and their staffs to cure minor errors in witness addresses on absentee ballot certificates.