Recent Supreme Court opinions

07/07/17 - 2015AP450-CR (2017 WI 77)
State v. Adam M. BlackmanThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed and the cause remanded.
Author: Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, joined by Justice Michael J. Gableman, concurs – opinion filed.
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack dissents – opinion filed.

2015AP1294-CR (2017 WI 78)
State v. Lewis O. Floyd, Jr.The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, joined by Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, J. dissents – opinion filed.

2015AP1523 (2017 WI 79)
Vincent Milewski v. Town of DoverThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed and the matter is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, joined by Justice Michael J. Gableman, J. concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, joined by Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, dissents – opinion filed.

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Public rules hearing

September 15, 2017 - The Supreme Court September 25, 2017 public rules hearing agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

Seating still available for Supreme Court oral argument in Jefferson

September 12, 2017 - Some seating is still available for teachers, students and the public to observe oral argument before the Wisconsin Supreme Court at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Sept. 20. see full article see full article

Wisconsin jurors help ensure justice for all

September 1, 2017 - September is Juror Appreciation Month in Wisconsin, and Barron County Circuit Court Judge James C. Babler took advantage of the occasion to write a column about the importance of jurors in our justice system. see full article see full article

Supreme Court to hear 11 cases from seven counties during September

August 31, 2017 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during September on cases that originated in seven counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here. Cases scheduled for Sept. 20 will be heard at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Court interpreter training planned for Madison

August 29, 2017 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Madison on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 at the UW-Extension’s Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus. see full article see full article

Supreme Court brings Justice on Wheels to Jefferson County

August 23, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral argument in three cases at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Sept. 20 as part of its Justice on Wheels outreach program. see full article see full article

Supreme Court invites teachers, students to experience Court with Class

August 17, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in cooperation with the State Bar of Wisconsin, invites high-school classes from throughout Wisconsin to Madison to participate in the award-winning Court with Class program. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 10 new cases

July 26, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 10 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

Wood County Circuit Court judge selected to head Committee of Chief Judges

July 11, 2017 - Chief Judge Gregory J. Potter, Wood County Circuit Court, has been selected by his fellow chief judges from across the state to chair the Committee of Chief Judges, effective Aug. 1. see full article see full article

Commercial docket pilot starts July 1 in Waukesha County, Eighth District

June 26, 2017 - On July 1, the Wisconsin court system will launch a three-year pilot project for the handling of large-claim business and commercial cases filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court and in the circuit courts of the Eighth Judicial Administrative District in northeastern Wisconsin. see full article see full article

Open rules conference

June 13, 2017 - The Supreme Court June 21, 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 six new cases

June 2, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept six 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


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