Recent Supreme Court opinions

01/15/20 - 2017AP822 (2020 WI 3)
Veritas Steel, LLC v. Lunda Construction Company - The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed.
Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet delivered the majority opinion of the court, in which Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, Justice Daniel Kelly and Justice Brian Hagedorn, joined. Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack filed a concurring opinion.

01/09/20 - 2017AP2361 (2020 WI 2)
Chris Hinrichs v. DOW Chemical Company - The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley delivered the majority opinion of the court, in which Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, and Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet, joined and Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley joined with respect to Parts I, II, and III. Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. Justice Daniel Kelly and Justice Brian Hagedorn did not participate.

2017AP2292-CR (2020 WI 1)
State v. Donavinn D. Coffee - The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed.
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the majority opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I through III and Part IV. C. and D., in which Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, Justice Brian Hagedorn, and Justice Daniel Kelly, joined. Justice Daniel Kelly filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, joined ¶¶59 – 63. Justice Ann Walsh Bradley filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley and Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet, joined.

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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.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases

November 15, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept two 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 cases pending in the Supreme Court can be found here. see full article see full article

November case of the month

November 7, 2019 - 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.

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary

November 6, 2019 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack delivered the annual State of the Judiciary address Nov. 6 at the opening of the 2019 Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. The text of the speech, along with remarks by Director of State Courts, Hon. Randy R. Koschnick, is available here.

State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

November 5, 2019 - On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address at the opening of the 2019 meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. see full article see full article

Supreme Court oral argument - November 2019

November 1, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's November 2019 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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