Recent Supreme Court opinions

01/10/18 - 2016AP21 (2018 WI 4)
Metropolitan Associates v. City of MilwaukeeThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley and Justice Daniel Kelly (co-author) dissent – opinion filed.

01/09/18 - 2016AP238-CR (2018 WI 3)
State of Wisconsin v. Michael L. WashingtonThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
Justice Michael J. Gableman, Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, and Justice Daniel Kelly concur – opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson did not participate.

2015AP756-CR (2018 WI 2)
State v. Frederick S. SmithThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed.
Author: Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly, Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

01/05/18 - 2015AP1331 (2018 WI 1)
In Re: Partnership Health Plan, Inc., Michael S. Polsky, Esq. as Chapter 128 Receiver of Community Health Partnership, Inc. v. Office of the Commissioner of InsuranceThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed by an equally divided court.
Published per curiam
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson withdrew from participation.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases

January 16, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept eight 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, along with cases denied. 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. The status of cases pending in the Supreme Court can be found here. see full article see full article

January case of the month

January 8, 2018 - 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. The January case of the month is available here.

Public rules hearing

January 4, 2018 - The Supreme Court January 16, 2018 public rules hearing agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

Oral argument schedule

January 4, 2018 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during January on cases that originated in five counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases

December 22, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept five 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. 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. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary

November 15, 2017 - Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack gave the annual State of the Judiciary address this morning during the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The text of the speech and remarks by Director of State Courts Randy R. Koschnick are available here.

State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

November 14, 2017 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary Address during the 2017 meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells on Nov. 15. see full article see full article

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

November 10, 2017 - Students and teachers from Central Wisconsin Christian School in Waupun will attend Supreme Court oral arguments on Nov. 14, 2017 as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

Wisconsin circuit court eFiling project ahead of schedule

November 3, 2017 - The Wisconsin court system has completed the first phase of a statewide mandatory electronic filing (eFiling) project more than two months ahead of schedule, bringing all the convenience and benefits of eFiling to litigants, lawyers, court staff, and judges sooner than expected. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 11 new cases

November 3, 2017 - 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 below. 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. see full article see full article


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