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05/29/15 - 2013AP591 (2015 WI 50)
Oneida Seven Generations Corporation v. City of Green BayThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack dissents - opinion filed.

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Judge's courtroom kindness inspires legal career

May 29, 2015 - Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Christopher R. Foley is featured in a front-page column and photo in the May 29 print edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Foley’s simple gesture of letting a 13-year-old girl take the bench for a few minutes during an adoption proceeding in 2003 had profound influence. Christie Jones, now 25, graduated from Marquette Univesity Law School and was admitted to the bar by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on May 18. The Jim Stingl column is posted here. (external link)

J. Denis Moran appointed interim director of state courts

May 28, 2015 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed former Director of State Courts J. Denis Moran to serve as interim Director of State Courts, effective June 4, through Dec. 4, 2015, Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack announced today. see full article see full article

Grant boosts evidence-based decision-making efforts in Milwaukee County

May 28, 2015 - Milwaukee County is one of 20 jurisdictions selected nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant to help ensure that appropriate evidence-based risk assessments drive decisions about who is being incarcerated. The grant is part of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge program, which announced $75 million in grants on May 27. See the Milwaukee County press release here, and the foundation’s announcement here.

Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids

May 27, 2015 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 at the Hotel Mead Conference Center. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts seven new cases

May 22, 2015 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept seven new cases and has acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of granted cases are listed below, as are hyperlinks to Court of Appeals’ decisions where available. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues presented. More information about any particular case can be found on the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. see full article see full article

Supreme Court re-appoints chief judges of four judicial districts

May 7, 2015 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has re-appointed circuit court judges from Fond du Lac, Rock, Buffalo and Pepin, and St. Croix counties to new two-year terms as chief judges of their respective judicial administrative districts, effective Aug. 1. see full article see full article

Judge Lisa S. Neubauer appointed chief judge of the Court of Appeals

May 7, 2015 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed District II Court of Appeals Judge Lisa S. Neubauer, Racine, as chief judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals for a three-year term, effective Aug. 2. see full article see full article

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