Recent Supreme Court opinions

04/20/17 - 2015AP1452-CR (2017 WI 39)
State of Wisconsin v. Gary F. LembergerThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, and Justice Daniel Kelly concur – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly concurs – opinion filed.

04/18/17 - 2014AP2376 (2017 WI 38)
Donna Brenner, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Russell T. Brenner and Donna Brenner, Individually v. Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company, Garland Brothers Joint Venture and Garland Brothers, Inc., Charter Manufacturing Co. and Ace American Insurance Company, National Casualty Company and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. *The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley did not participate.

04/13/17 - 2014AP2581 (2017 WI 37)
Taft Parsons, Jr. and Carol Parsons, v. Associated Banc-Corp and XYZ Insurance CompanyThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed, and the cause is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

04/13/17 - 2014AP2278/2014AP2279 (2017 WI 35)
In re: Acquisition of Property of Ricardo M. Garza and Julie L. Garza: Ricardo M. Garza and Julie L. Garza, v. American Transmission Company LLC and ATC Management, Inc., American Transmission Company LLC and ATC Management, Inc., v. Ricardo Garza and Julie GarzaThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed.
Author: Justice Michael J. Gableman

04/12/17 - 2014AP1914 (2017 WI 34)
McKee Family I, LLC v. City of FitchburgThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley did not participate.

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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

Open rules conference

April 10, 2017 - The Supreme Court April 20, 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 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.

Oral argument schedule

April 4, 2017 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during April on cases that originated in five counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

The Third Branch, winter/spring 2017

March 30, 2017 - The winter/spring edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Skype connects hospitalized dad with courtroom

March 29, 2017 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website today featured a column and photos highlighting the use of Skype to connect a hospitalized father to an adoption proceeding in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Laura Gramling Perez’ courtroom. “Although he wasn't physically present, Dave Duda's voice could be heard by everyone gathered in the courtroom for his son Caleb's adoption on Tuesday…” Jim Stingl’s column begins.

Chief Justice Roggensack addresses Joint Committee on Finance

March 28, 2017 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack appeared before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance today to address court funding as proposed in the 2017-19 state budget bill. A copy of the chief justice’s remarks can be found here.

Judge Jason A. Rossell appointed chief judge of Second Judicial Administrative District

March 20, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Jason A. Rossell as chief judge of the Second Judicial Administrative District, effective May 8. see full article see full article

Court interpreter training planned for Milwaukee

March 15, 2017 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at the Student Union on the UW-Milwaukee campus. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers Hallows Lecture at Marquette

March 10, 2017 - On March 7, Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack presented the 2017 E. Harold Hallows Lecture in Eckstein Hall at the Marquette University Law School. The lecture, “Tough Talk and the Institutional Legitimacy of Our Courts,” is featured on the law school’s website.

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

March 9, 2017 - Students and teachers from South Milwaukee High School will attend Supreme Court oral argument on March 15 as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 12 new cases

March 6, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 12 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 presented. 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


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