Recent Supreme Court opinions

05/04/17 - 2014AP2236 (2017 WI 45)
Carolyn Moya v. Aurora Healthcare, Inc. and Healthport Technologies, LLCThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed and the case is remanded for proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Author: Justice Michael J. Gableman
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler dissents – opinion filed.
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley and Justice Daniel Kelly did not participate.

05/04/17 - 2015AP1055 (2017 WI 46)
Lela M. Operton v. Labor and Industry Review Commission, Walgreen Co. Illinois The court of appeals is affirmed, and the cause is remanded to the Labor and Industry Review Commission.
Author: Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley concur – opinion filed.
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, Justice Michael J. Gableman, and Justice Daniel Kelly concur – opinion filed.

04/28/17 - 2015AP1782-CR (2017 WI 44)
State of Wisconsin v. Sambath PalThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack and Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley concur – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly, Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley concur – opinion filed.

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Supreme Court appoints new chief judges from Waukesha, Winnebago counties

May 19, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed circuit court judges from Waukesha and Winnebago counties as the new chief judges of their respective judicial administrative districts, effective Aug. 1. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 11 new cases

May 16, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 11 new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of granted cases are listed. Hyperlinks to Court of Appeals' decisions are provided where available. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues. More information about any particular case before the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found on the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. see full article see full article

Open rules conference

May 8, 2017 - The Supreme Court May 18, 2017 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers to serve on committees and boards

April 25, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is seeking interested volunteers to serve on boards and committees that assist the court system in a variety of areas. see full article see full article

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

April 14, 2017 - Students and teachers from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Horning Middle School in Waukesha, and Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua will attend Supreme Court oral argument on April 19 as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court selects Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack to continue as Chief

April 13, 2017 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices have elected Patience Drake Roggensack to serve a second two-year term as Chief Justice. see full article see full article

Open rules conference

April 10, 2017 - The Supreme Court April 20, 2017 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts four new cases

April 10, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept four new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of granted cases are listed below. Hyperlinks to Court of Appeals' decisions are provided where available. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues. More information about any particular case before the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found on the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. see full article see full article

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

April 6, 2017 - Students and teachers from Loyal, Walworth, and Lake Mills will attend Supreme Court oral argument on April 12 as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

April case of the month

April 5, 2017 - The case of the month project provides high school teachers with some of the necessary tools to educate their students about the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Each month, during the Supreme Court's session, a "teachable" case will be highlighted. It will be chosen from the cases the Court will hear that month. April case of the month available here.

Oral argument schedule

April 4, 2017 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during April on cases that originated in five counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

The Third Branch, winter/spring 2017

March 30, 2017 - The winter/spring edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.


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