Recent Supreme Court opinions

07/06/18 - 2015AP2375 (2018 WI 86)
Milwaukee Police Association and Michael Crivello Milwaukee Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 215 and David R. Seager, Jr. v. City of Milwaukee - The decision of the court of appeals is reversed.
Author: Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley and Justice Michael J. Gableman concur – opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly dissents – opinion filed.

2016AP2455-CR (2018 WI 87)
State v. Christopher John Kerr - The order of the circuit court is reversed, and the cause is remanded.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, Justice Michael J. Gableman, and Justice Daniel Kelly (joining footnote 2) concur – opinion filed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley dissents – opinion filed.

2017AP1240 (2018 WI 88)
John McAdams v. Marquette University - The judgment and order of the circuit court are reversed, and the cause is remanded with instructions.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly and Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley concur – opinion filed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler did not participate.

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Supreme Court issues administrative order amending SCR 81.02

June 27, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court today issued an administrative order amending Supreme Court Rule 81.02, relating to the compensation rate for court-appointed attorneys. A copy of the order and background information can be found here.

The Third Branch, spring/summer 2018

June 20, 2018 - The spring/summer edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Wisconsin Supreme Court appoints a new chief judge in Tenth District, re-appoints chief judges in three other districts and the Court of Appeals

May 31, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed a Barron County Circuit Court judge as the next chief judge of the Tenth Judicial Administrative District, and the Court re-appointed circuit court judges from Kenosha, Marathon, and Marinette counties to new two-year terms as chief judges of their respective judicial administrative districts. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack congratulates Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court on 50th graduate

May 24, 2018 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack today recognized the Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court Program on reaching the milestone of its 50th graduate. see full article see full article

Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids

May 22, 2018 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 at the Hotel Mead Conference Center. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers for committees and boards

May 15, 2018 - 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

Oral argument schedule

May 11, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's May 2018 oral argument calendar and a synopsis of the case to be heard on May 15 can be found here. The synopsis provided is not a complete analysis 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.

Public rules hearing

May 10, 2018 - The Supreme Court May 16, 2018 public rules hearing agenda is now available. A hearing notice for Rule Petition 17-06 can be found here. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the Supreme Court's rule-making process is also available.

Grant programs expected to increase the number of juvenile and family drug-treatment court programs in Wisconsin

April 17, 2018 - The number of juvenile and family drug-treatment court programs available in Wisconsin is expected to increase in coming years, thanks to new grant programs approved by the Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker. see full article see full article

April 16 court calendars canceled in some northeastern Wisconsin counties

April 16, 2018 - Due to recent severe weather in northeastern Wisconsin, circuit court calendars are canceled for Monday, April 16 in the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Waupaca. see full article see full article

April case of the month

April 4, 2018 - 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.


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