Podcast: Listen to AG candidate Josh Kaul talk public service, family, spreadable cheese

Josh Kaul, an attorney who successfully challenged Wisconsin voting laws and the son of former attorney general Peg Lautenschlager, launched a challenge against Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel last year. He joined Cap Times reporter Katelyn Ferral to discuss his campaign, his career and of course, his favorite Wisconsin beer and cheese. > Cap Times

DOJ urged employees to sign secrecy agreement same day tell-all book was released

The state Department of Justice urged employees to sign a secrecy agreement last month, according to a newspaper report, on the same day its former top criminal investigator released a tell-all book accusing Attorney General Brad Schimel of botching the response to alleged abuses at the state’s youth prison. > Madison.com

Schimel, Kaul set to clash in three October debates

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Attorney General Brad Schimel and challenger Josh Kaul have agreed to meet for three debates next month. The candidates’ first debate is scheduled for Oct. 12 and it will be televised on Wisconsin Public Television. > AP News

Schimel’s first ad features sheriff investigated by FBI

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Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is touting his support from local law enforcement officials in his first television ad, including a sheriff who came under scrutiny for allegedly trying to have his son’s car accident record destroyed and for hacking a detective’s personal Dropbox account. > AP News

Ed Wall: The real story behind my dismissal by Brad Schimel

Former Walker official Ed Wall writes in the Cap Times: “In 2016, Attorney General Brad Schimel decided his friend should head the Division of Criminal Investigation, circumventing the law and transforming the long-established nonpartisan position into a political appointee subject to the AG’s influence. This should concern all Wisconsin citizens and legislators.”

Brad Schimel: Wisconsin sexual assault kit backlog is gone

Testing is complete on a decades-old backlog of Wisconsin sexual assault evidence kits, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Monday. The state DOJ first discovered in 2014 the existence of nearly 7,000 untested sexual assault kits in law enforcement and hospital custody across the state. > Wisconsin Public Radio

AG hopeful Josh Kaul says more to be done on consumer protection

Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Kaul said last week: “One of the places where I think our AG needs to play a bigger role is when it comes to enforcing the laws that protect our environment and enforcing the laws that protect consumers here in Wisconsin.” > Wisconsin Public Radio