Recent Supreme Court opinions

07/07/17 - 2015AP450-CR (2017 WI 77)
State v. Adam M. BlackmanThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed and the cause remanded.
Author: Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, joined by Justice Michael J. Gableman, concurs – opinion filed.
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack dissents – opinion filed.

2015AP1294-CR (2017 WI 78)
State v. Lewis O. Floyd, Jr.The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, joined by Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, J. dissents – opinion filed.

2015AP1523 (2017 WI 79)
Vincent Milewski v. Town of DoverThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed and the matter is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, joined by Justice Michael J. Gableman, J. concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, joined by Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, dissents – opinion filed.

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Supreme Court invites teachers, students to experience Court with Class

August 17, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in cooperation with the State Bar of Wisconsin, invites high-school classes from throughout Wisconsin to Madison to participate in the award-winning Court with Class program. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 10 new cases

July 26, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 10 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

Wood County Circuit Court judge selected to head Committee of Chief Judges

July 11, 2017 - Chief Judge Gregory J. Potter, Wood 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

Commercial docket pilot starts July 1 in Waukesha County, Eighth District

June 26, 2017 - On July 1, the Wisconsin court system will launch a three-year pilot project for the handling of large-claim business and commercial cases filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court and in the circuit courts of the Eighth Judicial Administrative District in northeastern Wisconsin. see full article see full article

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


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