Recent Supreme Court opinions

05/20/16 - 2013AP2433-CR (2016 WI 41)
State of Wisconsin v. Stephen LeMere - The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice David T. Prosser
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.
Justice Rebecca G. Bradley did not participate.
05/20/16 - 2014AP1853 (2016 WI 42)
Albert D. Moustakis v. State of Wisconsin Department of Justice, Steven M. Lucareli - The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed, and the cause is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Author: Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack and Justice Michael J. Gableman concur and dissent – opinion filed.
05/18/16 - 2013AP416 (2016 WI 38)
Peggy Z. Coyne, Mary Bell, Mark W. Taylor, Corey Otis, Marie K. Stangel, Jane Weidner and Kristin A. Voss v. Scott Walker and Scott Neitzel, Anthony EversThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Michael J. Gableman
Justices Shirley S. Abrahamson and Ann Walsh Bradley concur – opinion filed.
Justice David T. Prosser concurs – opinion filed.
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, and Justices Annette Kingsland Ziegler and Rebecca G. Bradley dissent – opinion filed.
Justices Annette Kingsland Ziegler and Rebecca G. Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

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Open rules conference

May 3, 2016 - The Supreme Court May 12, 2016 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 12 new cases

May 2, 2016 - 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 below. 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

Justice David T. Prosser, Jr. to retire from Supreme Court July 31

April 27, 2016 - Justice David T. Prosser, Jr. today announced that he will retire from the Wisconsin Supreme Court on July 31, after nearly 18 years on the Court and four decades in public service to the state. see full article see full article

The Third Branch, winter/spring 2016

April 19, 2016 - The winter/spring edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Milwaukee County awarded $2 million MacArthur Foundation grant

April 13, 2016 - The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that Milwaukee County will receive a $2 million grant during the next two years to help reduce jail populations and address racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system. see full article see full article

Report outlines performance measures to ensure drug courts are effective

April 8, 2016 - The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has developed a comprehensive report establishing 17 areas of measurement that will help ensure drug treatment courts in Wisconsin are performing effectively and efficiently. see full article see full article

Open rules conference

April 5, 2016 - The Supreme Court April 13, 2016 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

College, high school students experience Supreme Court through "Court with Class"

March 31, 2016 - Students and teachers from Union Grove High School and Ripon College Pre-Law Society will visit the Supreme Court in Madison on April 5, and students and teachers from Edgewood High School and Lake Shore Technical College will visit on April 7, as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

April case of the month

March 30, 2016 - 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. April case of the month available here.

Supreme Court approves mandatory eFiling rule

March 18, 2016 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court, on March 17, gave final approval to a rule that will result in the implementation of mandatory electronic filing (eFiling) statewide for all case types during the next several years. see full article see full article


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