5 years ago — 2016

Harvard law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig says big money’s influence is undermining democracy during a presentation in UW-Eau Claire’s The Forum series.

10 years ago — 2011

Many are angered by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 8-1 ruling that the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, has a First Amendment right to conduct anti-gay protests at military funerals.

20 years ago — 2001

U.S. Rep. Tom Barrett, D-Milwaukee, says he’s confident he’ll win the 2002 Democratic nomination for Wisconsin governor.

35 years ago — 1986

Most members of ousted Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos‘ political party are willing to grant Corazon Aquino constitutional authority as president.