Recent Supreme Court opinions

06/20/18 - 2016AP2017-CR (2018 WI 74)
State of Wisconsin v. Andre L. ScottThe order of the circuit court is reversed and the cause remanded.
Author: Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson

2016AP1409-CR (2018 WI 73)
State of Wisconsin v. Joseph T. LangloisThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissents – opinion filed.
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley dissents – opinion filed.

06/19/18 - 2016AP537 (2018 WI 70)
Adams Outdoor Advertising Limited Partnership v. City of MadisonThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, and Justice Daniel Kelly dissent – opinion filed.

06/15/18 - 2015AP1799-CR (2018 WI 66)
State of Wisconsin v. Anthony R. PicoThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley and Justice Daniel Kelly concur – opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

2016AP1745-CR (2018 WI 67)
State of Wisconsin v. Michael L. CoxThe order of the circuit court is affirmed.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley did not participate.

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The Third Branch, spring/summer 2018

June 20, 2018 - The spring/summer edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Wisconsin Supreme Court appoints a new chief judge in Tenth District, re-appoints chief judges in three other districts and the Court of Appeals

May 31, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed a Barron County Circuit Court judge as the next chief judge of the Tenth Judicial Administrative District, and the Court re-appointed circuit court judges from Kenosha, Marathon, and Marinette counties to new two-year terms as chief judges of their respective judicial administrative districts. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack congratulates Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court on 50th graduate

May 24, 2018 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack today recognized the Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court Program on reaching the milestone of its 50th graduate. see full article see full article

Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids

May 22, 2018 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 at the Hotel Mead Conference Center. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers for committees and boards

May 15, 2018 - 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

Oral argument schedule

May 11, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's May 2018 oral argument calendar and a synopsis of the case to be heard on May 15 can be found here. The synopsis provided is not a complete analysis 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.

Public rules hearing

May 10, 2018 - The Supreme Court May 16, 2018 public rules hearing agenda is now available. A hearing notice for Rule Petition 17-06 can be found here. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the Supreme Court's rule-making process is also available.

Grant programs expected to increase the number of juvenile and family drug-treatment court programs in Wisconsin

April 17, 2018 - The number of juvenile and family drug-treatment court programs available in Wisconsin is expected to increase in coming years, thanks to new grant programs approved by the Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker. see full article see full article

April 16 court calendars canceled in some northeastern Wisconsin counties

April 16, 2018 - Due to recent severe weather in northeastern Wisconsin, circuit court calendars are canceled for Monday, April 16 in the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Waupaca. see full article see full article

April case of the month

April 4, 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 April case of the month is available here.


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