Recent Supreme Court opinions

06/25/19 - 2017AP2278-OA (2019 WI 76)
Kristi Koschkee v. Carolyn Stanford Taylor - Declaration of rights; relief granted.
Author: Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley & Justice Daniel Kelly concur–opinion filed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet dissent–opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson withdrew from participation.

06/20/19 - 2019AP559 (2019 WI 75)
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin v. Tony Evers - Order of the circuit court is vacated and the cause is remanded for dismissal.
Author: Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley
Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet, Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent–opinion filed.

06/18/19 - 2016AP1837 (2019 WI 70)
Rural Mutual Insurance Company v. Lester Buildings, LLC - The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet
Justice Daniel Kelly and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent–opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler did not participate.

06/13/19 - 2018AP1296-CR & 2018AP1214-W (2019 WI 69)
State of Wisconsin v. Raytrell K. Fitzgerald / State of Wisconsin ex rel. Raytrell K. Fitzgerald v. Circuit Court for Milwaukee County and the Honorable Dennis R. Cimpl - The order of the circuit court is vacated; the decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed by an equally divided court.
Author: Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack and Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler concur–opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson did not participate.

06/12/19 - 2017AP739 (2019 WI 65)
In the matter of the mental commitment of S.L.L.: Waukesha County v. S.L.L. - Affirmed.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, and Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet dissent–opinion filed.

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Chief Judge Morrison selected to chair Committee of Chief Judges

June 21, 2019 - Chief Judge James A. Morrison, Marinette 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

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases

June 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. 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

Wisconsin Supreme Court re-appoints five chief judges

June 13, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has re-appointed chief judges to continue in their administrative leadership roles in five of the state’s nine judicial administrative districts, effective Aug. 1. see full article see full article

Public rules hearing

May 23, 2019 - The Supreme Court June 6, 2019 public rules hearing agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the Supreme Court's rule-making process is also available.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts six new cases

May 17, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept six 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

Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument - May

May 14, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's May 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.

Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids

May 9, 2019 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 at the Hotel Mead. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack re-elected as chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court

May 1, 2019 - Justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court have elected Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack to a third consecutive two-year term as chief justice, effective May 1. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts ten new cases

April 17, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept ten 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

April case of the month

April 5, 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 April case of the month is available here.

Supreme Court oral argument - April 2019

April 4, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's April 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.

Wisconsin Supreme Court agenda for April 8, 2019

April 2, 2019 - A copy of the Wisconsin Supreme Court's April 8 public rules hearing agenda can be found here and copies of the petitions with additional information and comments can be found here. Information about the Supreme Court's rule-making process is also available.


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