Chicago Sun-Times

Trump attorney reappointe­d to Wis. judicial panel


MADISON, Wis. — An attorney for former President Donald Trump who worked to overturn his loss in battlegrou­nd Wisconsin has been reappointe­d by the state Supreme Court’s four conservati­ve justices to a second term on a committee that advises judges on judicial conduct.

Jim Troupis’ reappointm­ent to the panel was approved Thursday on a 4-3 vote by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, with all three liberal justices dissenting, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

His reappointm­ent comes about a month before an April 4 election that will determine majority control of the court for at least the next two years.

Troupis is a former Dane County Circuit Court judge who represente­d Trump in 2020 when he tried to overturn President Joe Biden’s win in Wisconsin. Troupis also advised Republican­s on their plan to have fake electors cast their ballots for Trump in Wisconsin, even though he had lost.

Stocks have best day since January

NEW YORK — Stocks rallied Friday to send Wall Street to its best day in six weeks. The S&P 500 rose 1.6% to cap its first winning week in the last four as relaxing yields in the bond market took some pressure off Wall Street.

On Friday, more data showed up to show the economy is in better shape than thought: Growth for services industries last month was a touch stronger than economists expected. That’s a good sign for the economy and helps calm worries about an imminent recession, particular­ly when manufactur­ing has been struggling. But it also could add pressure on inflation.

Instead of sending stocks lower and yields higher, as stronger-than-expected data did much of last month, markets reacted in the opposite way.

Ex-Army private gets 45 years for plot against his unit

NEW YORK — A former U.S. Army private from Kentucky who was devoted to a violent extremist group seeking to erode or destroy Western civilizati­on was sentenced to the maximum 45 years in prison Friday for plotting a murderous terrorist attack on his paratroope­r unit.

Ethan Melzer’s hands trembled as the judge said he deserved the maximum because of the lasting harm he caused by sharing U.S. military secrets with other followers of a radical violent group known as the Order of Nine Angles, or 09A, and other terrorist groups.

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