Headlines

Headlines from the current year are available below. For headlines released prior to 2016 check the archives (2007- 2016).

For more information contact Tom Sheehan, Court Information Officer, Director of State Courts' Office.

05/19/17 Supreme Court appoints new chief judges from Waukesha, Winnebago counties
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. Read more.
05/16/17 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 11 new cases
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. Read more.
04/25/17 Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers to serve on committees and boards
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is seeking interested volunteers to serve on boards and committees that assist the court system in a variety of areas. Read more.
04/14/17 Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class
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. Read more.
04/13/17 Wisconsin Supreme Court selects Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack to continue as Chief
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices have elected Patience Drake Roggensack to serve a second two-year term as Chief Justice. Read more.
04/10/17 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts four new cases
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. Read more.
04/06/17 Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class
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. Read more.
03/29/17 Skype connects hospitalized dad with courtroom
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. Read more.
03/28/17 Chief Justice Roggensack addresses Joint Committee on Finance
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. Read more.
03/20/17 Judge Jason A. Rossell appointed chief judge of Second Judicial Administrative District
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. Read more.
03/15/17 Court interpreter training planned for Milwaukee
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. Read more.
03/10/17 Chief Justice Roggensack delivers Hallows Lecture at Marquette
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. Read more.
03/09/17 Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class
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. Read more.
03/06/17 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 12 new cases
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. Read more.
03/03/17 Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court draws national support
A growing and successful Milwaukee County court program is being recognized nationally as a model for its family-centered, team approach to the handling of child abuse or neglect cases in which parental substance abuse is a contributing factor. Read more.
01/23/17 Wisconsin court system releases new juror orientation video
The Wisconsin court system has produced a new video to help prospective jurors better understand the crucial role jurors play in our system of justice and what to expect if they are selected to serve on a jury. Each year, about 65,000 people are summoned to courthouses in counties statewide to be available for jury service. Read more.
01/17/17 Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class
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. Read more.
01/11/17 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 13 new cases
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. Read more.