J.B. Van Hollen

John Byron "J.B." Van Hollen, former Republican Attorney General of Wisconsin. Elected in 2006 and again in 2010, he first took office on Jan. 3, 2007, and left office Jan. 5, 2015.


David Michael Miller

In seeking to discredit the unanimous 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that struck down gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana, Julaine Appling took a swing at the "liberal panel of judges" that heard the cases. more

Sep 11, 2014 2:00 PM News

"Please tell me that after last Tuesday's judicial schooling of your Assistant Attorney General Timothy Samuelson that you will finally consider dropping your defense of Wisconsin's clearly unconstitutional ban on marriage equality." more

Aug 30, 2014 6:23 PM Opinion


Carolyn Fath

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago sure knows how to milk courtroom drama. The makeup of the judicial panels assigned to hear oral arguments is kept under wraps until 30 minutes before court is called to order. more

Aug 27, 2014 6:48 PM News


Sarah Mittermaier

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb late Friday reluctantly stayed her ruling declaring Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional. The marriages that have taken place in Dane County and across the state will now stop. more

Jun 13, 2014 11:07 PM News

U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb turned down Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's request for an immediate stay of her Friday ruling overturning Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage. But she said she might issue one in the future. more

Jun 9, 2014 11:33 PM News


David Michael Miller

As same-sex couples lined up to get married following a federal court ruling overturning Wisconsin's ban, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed for an emergency stay, declaring that "current law remains in force." more

Jun 7, 2014 1:29 AM News


Kristian Knutsen

With U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb expected to rule soon on the constitutionality of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban, Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell is leaving nothing to chance. If Crabb overturns the prohibition, McDonell expects a rush of more

May 28, 2014 5:11 PM News

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has stuck close to his conservative roots since taking office in 2006. He has made defending the state's Voter ID law -- a Republican initiative -- a priority. And he has refused to defend the state's domest more

Sep 18, 2013 9:09 PM News

The fate of federal health care reform now hangs on the U.S. Supreme Court, which will rule next year on whether the measure can take effect. But even if the 2010 law aimed at making health insurance available to all is upheld, how it will get implem more

Dec 8, 2011 3:00 PM News