Recent Supreme Court opinions

05/24/19 - 2017AP1142 (2019 WI 57)
In the matter of the grandparental visitation of A. A. L.: In re the Paternity of A. A. L.: Cacie M. Michels v. Keaton L. Lyons, Jill R. Kelsey - Order of the circuit court is vacated.
Author: Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley and Justice Daniel Kelly concur–opinion filed.

05/23/19 - 2017AP170 (2019 WI 56)
J. Steven Tikalsky v. Susan Friedman a/k/a Susan Tikalsky, James Tikalsky and Amended and Restated Donald and Betty Lou Tikalsky Revocable Trust, Terry Stevens - The decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler concurs–opinion filed. Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack dissents–opinion filed. Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent–opinion filed.

05/21/19 - 2017AP1574 (2019 WI 54)
In the matter of the mental commitment of J. W. K.: Portage County v. J. W. K. - The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley
Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet, Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley concur and dissent–opinion filed

05/16/19 - 2017AP2021 (2019 WI 50)
Town of Rib Mountain v. Marathon County - The decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed.
Author: Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley did not participate.

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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.

Access to Commercial Docket Pilot Project expanding April 1

March 21, 2019 - Beginning April 01, 2019, parties filing large claim and commercial cases in counties outside Waukesha and the Eighth Judicial Administrative District may jointly petition the chief judges of the Third and Eighth Districts to have their case transferred into the Commercial Docket Pilot Project. The new process is described in the Guidelines for Transferring a Case to the Commercial Docket. For more information about the process, contact District Eight Court Administrator Tom Schappa at thomas.schappa@wicourts.gov or (920) 448-4280.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases

March 20, 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 the 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 cases pending in the Supreme Court can be found here. see full article see full article

Court interpreter training planned for Milwaukee

March 6, 2019 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 at UW-Milwaukee. see full article see full article


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