Baldwin: I’ll oppose Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she’ll oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, citing his views on health care and abortion rights. Baldwin’s opposition is not surprising, as Kavanaugh has yet to have any Democratic senators pledge support for his confirmation. > Wisconsin State Journal

Kaul wants to overturn state abortion ban, calls for debates with Schimel

Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Kaul said Wednesday the Wisconsin Legislature should make clear in state law that women can legally seek abortions in the event the U.S. Supreme Court leaves that question to states. He also challenged Schimel to a debate in each of the state’s eight congressional districts. > AP News

Walker not convinced Trump’s SCOTUS pick will lead to Roe v. Wade change

Despite concerns from Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Scott Walker says he isn’t convinced that President Donald Trump’s second U.S. Supreme Court pick will open the door to overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Johnson says abortion not ‘litmus test’ for nominee


U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Tuesday he has no litmus test on abortion for President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court and he hopes the Senate moves quickly to confirm the pick before the November election. > AP News

Supreme Court ruling affects cops and firefighters, but not other Wisconsin public workers


A Wednesday ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court hammers many public employee unions across the country but has a limited effect in Wisconsin, where Act 10 had already greatly diminished union powers. Only Wisconsin police officers and firefighters will be newly affected by this week’s ruling. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kennedy’s retirement could strike blow to Wisconsin’s redistricting


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision to retire sent shock waves through America’s political and legal systems Wednesday, and it may have dealt a blow to Wisconsin’s partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. > Wisconsin Public Radio