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12/07/18 - 2016AP1609-CR (2018 WI 109)
State of Wisconsin v. Faith N. Reed - The decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed and the cause is remanded to the circuit court.
Author: Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler concurs – opinion filed.
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack dissents – opinion filed.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases

December 14, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three new cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues presented and counties of origin are listed here. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Court of Appeals to hear oral argument in La Crosse

December 11, 2018 - The public is invited to observe oral argument before a panel of Wisconsin Court of Appeals’ judges at the La Crosse County Courthouse and Law Enforcement Center on Dec. 20. see full article see full article

December case of the month

November 30, 2018 - 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. The December case of the month is available here.

Supreme Court oral argument - December 2018

November 30, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's December 2018 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 one new case

November 20, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept one new case, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues presented and counties of origin are listed here. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary

October 31, 2018 - Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack gave the annual State of the Judiciary address this morning during the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva. The text of the speech and remarks by Director of State Courts Randy R. Koschnick are available here.

State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

October 30, 2018 - On Wednesday, Oct. 31, Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address during the 2018 meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Grand Geneva resort in Lake Geneva. Following the chief justice's remarks, Director of State Courts Randy R. Koschnick will present the State of the Director's Office address. see full article see full article

November case of the month

October 26, 2018 - 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. The November case of the month is available here.

Supreme Court oral argument - November 2018

October 25, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's November 2018 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.


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