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11/25/15 - 2014AP515-FT (2015 WI 101)
State of Wisconsin v. Daniel S. Iverson - The 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 concurs; Justice Ann Walsh Bradley joins concurrence (¶¶64 – 66 only) – opinion filed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Rebecca G. Bradley did not participate.

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Newspaper highlights judge's successful plea to find boy a home

November 23, 2015 - Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Christopher R. Foley has made headlines in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for the second time this year—all for good cause. In a Nov. 22 column entitled “Judge’s rare public plea finds adoptive family for teen,” columnist Jim Stingl declared: “It worked!” regarding Foley’s effort to find a home for 14-year-old Napoleon “Polo” Scott. Read more and see photos here. (external link) see full article see full article

More than 300 Wisconsin judges gather to learn, share ideas at conference

November 13, 2015 - More than 300 Wisconsin judges participated in a wide range of educational opportunities at the 51st annual meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference held Nov. 11-13 in Middleton. see full article see full article

Court of Appeals to hear oral argument at Portage County Courthouse

November 13, 2015 - A three-judge panel of the District IV Court of Appeals will travel to Stevens Point on Nov. 23 to hear oral argument in an appeal of issues relating to a real estate case that originated in the Wood County Circuit Court. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary

November 11, 2015 - Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack gave the annual State of the Judiciary address this morning during the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton. The text of the speech is available here.

State of the Judiciary address set for Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

November 10, 2015 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address at the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Members of the media are welcome to cover the speech. The text of the speech will be available on the Court System website immediately following the speech. The Wisconsin Judicial Conference is the annual gathering of most of the state's trial and appellate court judges.

Oral argument schedule

November 5, 2015 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during November on cases that originated in two counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

Open rules conference

October 30, 2015 - The Supreme Court November 10 and November 16, 2015 open rules conference agendas have been posted. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

E-mail scam uses court appearance as ploy

October 27, 2015 - Residents in several Wisconsin communities have recently reported being targeted by an e-mail scam in which the message appears to be a notice to appear in court. The message includes an attachment that may damage a computer if opened. Similar scams have been reported in recent years throughout the country, according to a warning about such scams from the federal courts. see full article see full article

Treatment court training focuses on standards, performance measures

October 26, 2015 - More than 500 people from 58 Wisconsin treatment court programs received training in treatment court standards and performance measures during sessions held at six locations across the state this fall. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 12 new cases

October 19, 2015 - 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. Hyperlinks to Court of Appeals decisions are also 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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