Recent Supreme Court opinions

02/24/17 - 2015AP1152 (2017 WI 16)
Voces De La Frontera, Inc. and Christine Neuman Ortiz v. David A. Clarke, Jr.*The decision of the court of appeals is reversed; writ of mandamus is quashed.
Author: Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent * – opinion filed.
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler did not participate.

02/23/17 - 2014AP2981-CR (2017 WI 15)
State of Wisconsin v. Tabitha A. ScruggsThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissents – opinion filed.

02/14/17 - 2015AP158-CR (2017 WI 9)
State of Wisconsin v. Rozerick E. MattoxThe judgment of the circuit court is affirmed.
Author: Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

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Oral argument schedule

February 3, 2017 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during February on cases that originated in eight counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here (Revised, Feb. 8, 2017).

Open rules conference

February 2, 2017 - The Supreme Court February 16, 2017 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

Wisconsin court system releases new juror orientation video

January 23, 2017 - The Wisconsin court system has produced a new video to help prospective jurors better understand the crucial role jurors play in our system of justice and what to expect if they are selected to serve on a jury. Each year, about 65,000 people are summoned to courthouses in counties statewide to be available for jury service. see full article see full article

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

January 17, 2017 - Students and teachers from Butler Middle School in Waukesha will attend Supreme Court oral argument on Jan. 19 as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 13 new cases

January 11, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 13 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 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

January case of the month

January 6, 2017 - 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. January case of the month available here.

The Third Branch, fall 2016

December 7, 2016 - The fall edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

December case of the month

November 29, 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. December case of the month available here.

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

November 29, 2016 - Students and teachers from Lake Mills High School and Mount Horeb High School will visit the Supreme Court to attend oral arguments in Madison as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program on Dec. 2. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary

November 16, 2016 - Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack gave the annual State of the Judiciary address this morning during the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. The text of the speech is available here.


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