Recent Supreme Court opinions

06/22/17 - 2015AP671-CR (2017 WI 63)
State v. Keimonte Antonie Wilson, Sr.The decision of the court of appeals is reversed and cause is remanded to the circuit court.
Author: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler and Justice Michael J. Gableman dissent – opinion filed.

2015AP2366 (2017 WI 65)
Thomas F. Benson v. City of MadisonThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed, and cause is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice Daniel Kelly concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

2015AP1877-CR (2017 WI 64)
State v. Lazaro OzunaThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Michael J. Gableman
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

06/21/17 - 2015AP993-CR (2017 WI 62)
State v. Heather L. SteinhardtThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Michael J. Gableman
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

06/20/17 - 2015AP1016/2015AP1119 (2017 WI 61)
Margaret Pulera v. Town of Richmond and Town of JohnstownThe orders of the circuit courts are reversed and the cause is remanded.
Author: Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly did not participate.

06/14/17 - 2015AP1292-CR/2015AP1293-CR (2017 WI 59)
State of Wisconsin v. Edward J. ZimbalThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed, and the cause remanded to the circuit court.
Author: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, and Justice Daniel Kelly concur – opinion filed.
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler concurs – opinion filed.

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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

Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids

June 1, 2017 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at the Hotel Mead Conference Center. see full article see full article

Supreme Court appoints new chief judges from Waukesha, Winnebago counties

May 19, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed circuit court judges from Waukesha and Winnebago counties as the new chief judges of their respective judicial administrative districts, effective Aug. 1. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 11 new cases

May 16, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 11 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. 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

Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers to serve on committees and boards

April 25, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is seeking interested volunteers to serve on boards and committees that assist the court system in a variety of areas. see full article see full article

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

April 14, 2017 - Students and teachers from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Horning Middle School in Waukesha, and Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua will attend Supreme Court oral argument on April 19 as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court selects Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack to continue as Chief

April 13, 2017 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices have elected Patience Drake Roggensack to serve a second two-year term as Chief Justice. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts four new cases

April 10, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept four 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

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

April 6, 2017 - Students and teachers from Loyal, Walworth, and Lake Mills will attend Supreme Court oral argument on April 12 as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

April case of the month

April 5, 2017 - 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. April case of the month available here.


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