Baldwin: Ford allegations ‘credible,’ Kavanaugh hearing should wait


U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman more than 30 years ago are “credible,” and she wants the Senate to pause its work on Kavanaugh’s nomination while the claim is investigated by the FBI. > Wisconsin Public Radio

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

Schimel delays, blunders and police neglect responsible for state’s untimely response to rape kits

A USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin investigation reveals that police, prosecutors and the state Attorney General Brad Schimel are to blame for a massive backlog of sexual assault evidence going untested for years. > Appleton Post Crescent

Schimel: DOJ has sent all untested rape kits to labs


The Wisconsin Department of Justice has mailed the last of thousands of untested sexual assault evidence kits to private laboratories for analysis, Attorney General Brad Schimel said Tuesday as he seeks to blunt criticism that he’s been moving too slowly on testing. > AP News

Flynn campaign: Attacks on his work with Archdiocese are a ‘smear campaign’

Milwaukee attorney Matt Flynn’s campaign manager said Monday the candidate is the subject of a “smear campaign” as he faces calls from Wisconsin women’s groups to drop out of the Democratic gubernatorial primary. At issue is Flynn’s representation of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee against victims of sexual abuse by priests. > Cap Times

Flynn to critics of his role defending Archdiocese of Milwaukee: ‘Jump in the lake’

Former Democratic Party chairman Matt Flynn became the first candidate for governor to file his nominating papers Wednesday while fending off calls that he drop out because of his previous role representing the Archdiocese of Milwaukee against priest sex abuse lawsuits. > Wisconsin State Journal

Sex abuse victims ‘appalled’ that archdiocese ‘fixer’ Matt Flynn is running for governor

While an attorney for Quarles and Brady, Matt Flynn became the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s lead defender in the sex-abuse case with the nation’s fourth-largest number of alleged victims. As a result, claims against his conduct in that case would likely fuel numerous GOP attacks if he earns the Democratic nomination. > Wisconsin Gazette