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"Justice on Wheels" brings Supreme Court to Grant County

August 31, 2015 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear three cases at the Grant County Courthouse in Lancaster on Sept. 17 as part of the Court'sJustice on Wheels outreach program. Grant is the 26th location outside Madison where oral arguments have been held since Justice on Wheels began in 1993. see full article see full article

All women judges at the helm of District I Court of Appeals

August 26, 2015 - The women judges of the District I Court of Appeals are featured in the Aug. 26 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, both online and in the print edition. The appointment of Judge Rebecca G. Bradley to the bench marks the first time a Wisconsin Court of Appeals district bench consists only of women judges, the newspaper reported. The District I judges discuss the occasion with reporter Bruce Vielmetti. The article is available here.

Brown County Circuit Court judge selected to head Committee of Chief Judges

August 12, 2015 - Chief Judge Donald R. Zuidmulder, Brown County Circuit Court, has been selected by fellow chief judges from across the state to chair the Committee of Chief Judges. Zuidmulder replaces outgoing chair Judge Jeffrey A. Kremers, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, who served the maximum three two-year terms as a chief judge. see full article see full article

The Third Branch, spring/summer 2015

July 21, 2015 - The spring/summer edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases

July 8, 2015 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept five new cases and has acted to deny review in a number of other cases. see full article see full article

Atty. Karla Baumgartner named director of Office of Judicial Education

June 29, 2015 - Atty. Karla Baumgartner, who has been acting as interim director of Judicial Education since February 2014, has been named the director of the Office of Judicial Education. In that role, she will continue to develop judicial curriculum and training programs, plan the department budget, ensure judicial credits are accurately recorded, and supervise department staff. see full article see full article

100 years later, Wisconsin Supreme Court murals still tell stories

June 15, 2015 - One hundred years ago this week, prominent American artist Albert Herter (1871-1950) slipped out of Madison without saying goodbye to the people who had hired him to paint murals for the Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room in the new state Capitol. see full article see full article

800 years old: Magna Carta, Symbol of Freedom Under Law, still influential

June 15, 2015 - Shaky cell phone video of King John of England (1166-1216) affixing his seal to Magna Carta has not yet surfaced on YouTube. So, you’ll have to rely on a visit to the Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room to get a feel for what the scene may have been like 800 years ago in a meadow along the banks of the Thames River outside London. see full article see full article


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