Recent Supreme Court opinions

02/19/19 - 2017AP1413/2017AP1414 (2019 WI 14)
In re the termination of parental rights to S.M.H., a person under the age of 17: State of Wisconsin v. C. L. K. - The decision of the court of appeals is reversed and the cause is remanded with instructions.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack and Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler dissent – opinion filed.
Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet did not participate.

02/07/19 - 2015AP1083-CR (2019 WI 11)
State of Wisconsin v. Gary Lee Wayerski - The decision of the court of appeals is modified and, as modified, affirmed.
Author: Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler and Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack concur and dissent – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly concurs and dissents – opinion filed.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases

February 19, 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 issues presented in granted cases are listed. More detailed synopses of the granted cases 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

February case of the month

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

Supreme Court oral argument - February 2019

January 31, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's February 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 accepts three new cases

January 17, 2019 - 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, counties of origin, and issues presented in granted cases are listed here. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court agenda - Jan. 17, 2019

January 10, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's January 17, 2019 public rules hearing agenda is now available. A hearing notice for Rule Petition 18-04 can be found here. A copy of the petition with additional information and comments can be found here. Information about the Supreme Court's rule-making process is also available.

January case of the month

January 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 January case of the month is available here.

Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument - January 2019

January 7, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's January 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 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


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