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Recent Supreme Court opinions

12/26/14 - 2012AP641 (2014 WI 133)
Julie A. Augsburger v. Homestead Mutual Insurance Company and George Kontos, ABC Insurance Company, Janet C. Veith, Edward Veith and Convergys Corporation - The decision of the court of appeals is reversed.
Author: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
Justice David T. Prosser dissents – opinion filed.

2011AP1673-CRNM (2014 WI 131)
State of Wisconsin v. Cassius A. Foster - Affirmed.
Author: Justice N. Patrick Crooks
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

2012AP1593-CR (2014 WI 134)
State of Wisconsin v. Michael R. Tullberg - The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Annette Kingland Ziegler
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson concurs – opinion filed.

2012AP523-CR (2014 WI 132)
State of Wisconsin v. Alvernest Floyd Kennedy - The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Michael J. Gableman
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson concurs – opinion filed.
12/19/14 - 2012AP2466 (2014 WI 130)
Suzanne Stoker v. Milwaukee County - The decision of the court of appeals is reversed and remanded.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.

12/18/14 - 2013AP1163-CR (2014 WI 129)  
State v. Kearney W. HempThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed and cause remanded to the circuit court.
Author: Justice Michael J. Gableman

12/16/14 - 2013AP1638-FT (2014 WI 127)  
Outagamie County v. Michael H.Affirmed.
Author: Justice Patrick Crooks

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Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 10 new cases

December 15, 2014 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 10 new cases and has acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and county of origin are listed. see full article see full article

The Third Branch, fall 2014

December 9, 2014 - The fall edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Statement of Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson on the passing of Judge Ralph Adam Fine, District I Court of Appeals

December 5, 2014 - Judge Ralph Adam Fine will be sadly missed by his colleagues in the Wisconsin court system and by legal professionals throughout the state and country. Judge Fine’s experience and understanding of the law were at both the trial and appellate levels. He will be remembered as a highly regarded legal expert and author, whose books, articles, and decisions guide the practice of law. see full article see full article

December case of the month

December 1, 2014 - 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.

Oral argument schedule

December 1, 2014 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during December on cases that originated in two counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

Open rules conference

November 25, 2014 - The Supreme Court December 5, 2014 open rules conference agenda is now available.

State of the Judiciary Address focuses on Wisconsin court system's mission

November 19, 2014 - Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson gave her annual State of the Judiciary Address this morning at the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. The text of the speech is available here. see full article see full article

State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday

November 18, 2014 - Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson will give her annual State of the Judiciary Address at the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. see full article see full article


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