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Henry Redman

Henry Redman

Henry Redman is a staff reporter for the Wisconsin Examiner who focuses on covering Wisconsin's towns and rural areas. He previously covered crime and courts at the Daily Jefferson County Union. A lifelong Midwesterner, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism in May 2019.

President Donald Trump introduces 7th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House September 26, 2020

Justice Amy Coney Barrett requests responses in Wisconsin redistricting case

By: - March 9, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has signaled her possible interest in hearing a challenge to last week’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision instituting electoral maps proposed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.  The Republican-held Legislature, which instituted one of the most extensive partisan gerrymanders in the country in 2011, has continued to search for ways […]

Gableman testifying to the Assembly committee Screenshot | Wisconsin Eye

Dane County Judge orders release of Gableman records

By: - March 8, 2022

A Dane County Circuit Court judge ordered the immediate release of more than 700 pages of documents relating to former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman’s partisan review of the 2020 election on Tuesday.  The release of the documents comes after Gableman and his staff spent months attempting to avoid complying with an open records request […]

Baldwin joins Johnson, other Republicans in bill to delist gray wolf

By: - March 8, 2022

Wisconsin Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson, along with two other Republican senators, introduced legislation last week that would remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Wyoming.  The goal of the bill is to return the management of wolf populations to the states. In Wisconsin, which has a […]

Former Justice Michael Gableman | Screenshot from YouTube

Taxpayers foot bill for Gableman’s political speeches and groceries, documents show

By: - March 7, 2022

Documents, newly obtained by government watchdog group American Oversight, show that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has spent about $519,000 as he conducts his partisan review of the 2020 presidential election. Last week, he told an Assembly committee last week that he had about $300,000 of his $676,000 budget remaining.  American Oversight, which has […]

‘Earth-shattering’ revelations call Waupaca County convictions into question

By: - March 4, 2022

Over the last week, a low-level class F felony burglary case from 2020 in Waupaca County has unraveled into the re-examination of dozens of convictions by the district attorney’s office after it was revealed that the sheriff’s department regularly alters reports in ways that could be harmful to defendants.  The fallout from the revelations is […]

Wisconsin State Supreme Court entrance

Supreme Court upholds Brown County sales tax

By: - March 4, 2022

In a 5-2 decision on Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Brown County’s 0.5% sales tax is legal.  A challenge to the tax had been brought by a local organization, the Brown County Taxpayers’ Association (BCTA), and the right-wing Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, arguing that under state law sales tax revenues could […]

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Likely death of anti-trans kids bill doesn’t make it less harmful, advocates say

By: - March 4, 2022

A bill introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature last month that would ban transgender children from receiving gender-affirming care is still harmful to the mental health of those children, even though neither the Senate nor Assembly version of the bill was acted upon before the Assembly adjourned for the year, advocates say.  The bills were introduced […]

The Wisconsin Supreme Court in session on Tuesday. (Screenshot | WisconsinEye)

Supreme Court chooses maps proposed by Evers in redistricting case

By: - March 3, 2022

The Wisconsin Supreme Court chose proposals by Gov. Tony Evers for new Assembly, Senate and Congressional maps in the state, though because of a decision last year, the maps don’t change much from the strict partisan gerrymander that has been in place for the last decade.  Because of Wisconsin’s political geography, a Democratic majority in […]

Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman leads the partisan review of the 2020 election. (YouTube | Office of the Special Counsel)

Gableman provides ‘vibes and feelings’ for a dark future in Wisconsin democracy

By: - March 3, 2022

In his rehashing of long-debunked theories about a long-settled election in hours of testimony and a 136-page report released Tuesday, former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is providing the “vibes and feelings” that will allow Wisconsin Republicans to erode the state’s democratic norms, according to political scientists and election watchers.  Gableman, who has been tasked […]

In conspiracy-laden ‘circus’ Gableman attacks Wisconsin election administration

By: - March 2, 2022

In three and a half hours of conspiracy-laden testimony that included downplaying the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, recorded interviews with sleeping senior citizens and attacks on a number of election officials and organizations, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman presented the “second interim report” of his partisan review of the […]

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La Crosse council member aims to bring ‘progressive message’ to crowded 3rd District primary

By: - March 1, 2022

Mark Neumann, a retired pediatrician, former Franciscan brother and current La Crosse Common Council member, is running to replace retiring Rep. Ron Kind in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District because he doesn’t believe progressive values are being represented in the crowded race.  Neumann is joined in the primary by state Sen. Brad […]

Conflicts between bear hunters and property owners in Northwoods lead to fears of ‘cowboy war’

By: - February 22, 2022

In the remote counties of Northern Wisconsin, where the closest law enforcement officer is often at least 30 minutes away, a conflict between property owners and bear hunters running hounds through the woods is reaching a boiling point.  The conflict, which has sprung up in counties including Sawyer, Burnett and Polk in the northwest corner […]