Recent Supreme Court opinions

02/14/20 - 2018AP75-CR (2020 WI 15)
State v. Charles L. Neill, IV - The decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed, and the cause is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley delivered the majority opinion for a unanimous Court.

2018AP2162 (2020 WI 16)
Town of Wilson v. City of Sheboygan - The decision of the circuit court is affirmed.
Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet delivered the majority opinion for a unanimous Court with respect to Parts I., III.C., and III.D., and the majority opinion of the Court with respect to Parts II., III.A., III.B., and IV., in which Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, and Justice Brian Hagedorn joined. Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Daniel Kelly joined. Justice Brian Hagedorn filed a concurring opinion.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court denies review in a number of cases

February 21, 2020 - The Supreme Court has acted to deny review in a number of cases. As the state's law-developing court, the Supreme Court exercises its discretion to select for review only those cases that fit certain statutory criteria (see Wis. Stat. § 809.62). Except where indicated, these cases came to the Court via petition for review by the party who lost in the lower court. see full article see full article

Supreme Court Appoints Triggiano Chief Judge in Milwaukee

February 12, 2020 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court appointed Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Mary E. Triggiano to be the Chief Judge of the First Judicial Administrative District in Milwaukee County. see full article see full article

The Third Branch, fall/winter 2019-20

February 4, 2020 - The fall/winter edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Supreme Court oral argument - February 2020

February 3, 2020 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's February 2020 oral argument calendar and synopses of the cases to be heard can be found here. 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. Previously released opinions issued by the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found here.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases

January 30, 2020 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept five new cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, counties of origin, and the issues presented in granted cases are listed. More detailed synopses will be released at a later date. More information about pending appellate cases can be found on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. Published Court of Appeals opinions can be found here, and the status of pending Supreme Court cases can be found here. see full article see full article

Supreme Court oral argument - January 2020

January 10, 2020 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's January 2020 oral argument calendar and synopses of the cases to be heard can be found here. 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. Previously released opinions issued by the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found here.

Supreme Court January 17 public rules hearing agenda

January 7, 2020 - A copy of the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Jan. 17, 2020 public rules hearing agenda is available here. Copies of the petitions with additional information and comments can be found on the Pending petitions page. Information about the Supreme Court's rule-making process can be found here.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases

December 17, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept five new cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, counties of origin, and the issues presented in granted cases are listed here. More detailed synopses will be released at a later date. More information about pending appellate cases can be found on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. Published Court of Appeals opinions can be found here, and the status of pending Supreme Court cases can be found here. see full article see full article

Supreme Court December 9 public rules hearing agenda

November 27, 2019 - A copy of the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Dec. 9, 2019 public rules hearing agenda is available here. Copies of the petitions with additional information and comments can be found on the Pending petitions page. Information about the Supreme Court's rule-making process can be found here.


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