Recent Supreme Court opinions

01/12/17 - 2015AP656-CR (2017 WI 3)
State of Wisconsin v. Patrick K. KozelThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.

01/06/17 - 2014AP195 (2017 WI 2)
Braylon Seifert, by his Guardian ad litem, Paul J. Scoptur, Kimberly Seifert and David Seifert, Dean Health Insurance and BadgerCare Plus v. Kay M. Balink, M.D. and Proassurance Wisconsin Insurance CompanyThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Michael J. Gableman and Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack concur – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly and Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

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Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

January 17, 2017 - Students and teachers from Butler Middle School in Waukesha will attend Supreme Court oral argument on Jan. 19 as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 13 new cases

January 11, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 13 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

January case of the month

January 6, 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. January case of the month available here.

Oral argument schedule

December 22, 2016 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during January on cases that originated in seven counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

Open rules conference

December 22, 2016 - The Supreme Court January 12, 2017 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

The Third Branch, fall 2016

December 7, 2016 - The fall edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

December case of the month

November 29, 2016 - 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. December case of the month available here.

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

November 29, 2016 - Students and teachers from Lake Mills High School and Mount Horeb High School will visit the Supreme Court to attend oral arguments in Madison as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program on Dec. 2. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary

November 16, 2016 - Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack gave the annual State of the Judiciary address this morning during the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. The text of the speech is available here.

State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

November 15, 2016 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary Address during the 2016 meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake on Nov. 16. Members of the media are welcomed to cover the speech, which begins at 9:15 a.m. The text of the speech will be available on the Court System website immediately following the remarks.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases

November 15, 2016 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept eight 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 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

2016 state Capitol ornament design features supreme court hearing room

November 4, 2016 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room has been selected as the design feature of the 2016 State Capitol Ornament, which was unveiled at a Capitol press conference Nov. 1. Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack joined Department of Administration Deputy Secretary Cate Zeuske and Wisconsin Historical Foundation Executive Director David Wilder in presenting the ornament in the Assembly Parlor. Read more.

Chief Judge Randy R. Koschnick selected as next director of state courts

November 3, 2016 - Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack announced today that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has named Chief Judge Randy R. Koschnick, Jefferson County Circuit Court, as director of state courts, effective Aug. 1, 2017. see full article see full article


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