On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 1330 AM Sheboygan, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Sheboygan,WI 53081)

More Weather »
66° Feels Like: 66°
Wind: NE 8 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 58°

Tomorrow

Sunny 72°

Sun Night

Clear 60°

Alerts

Restraining order thrown out against protestor at UW meetings

by
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A state appeals court nullified a restraining order Thursday against the son of a former legislator who was told to stay away from University of Wisconsin officials and property.

Jeff Decker – a son of former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker – was trying to embarrass UW officials over what he felt were illegal student fees.

In 2011, Decker reportedly got upset during a meeting with the chancellor at UW Stevens Point.

Officials said he also disrupted a meeting of the university’s Board of Regents, and trespassed on UW System property.

Soon after that, a judge approved the UW’s restraining order. But today, the Fourth District appellate court in Madison threw out the order.

It said Decker had a legitimate right to publicly protest.

The State Justice Department, which took the UW’s side in the case, did not immediately comment.

Comments