Recent Supreme Court opinions

05/24/18 - 2014AP2498 (2018 WI 54)
Federal National Mortgage Association v. Cory Thompson, Unknown Spouse of Cory ThompsonThe order of the circuit court is affirmed.
Author: Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson

05/22/18 - 2014AP2498 (2018 WI 54)
Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. d/b/a Wingra Stone Company v. Burial Sites Preservation Board, Ho-Chunk NationThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed by an equally divided court.
Published per curiam
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly did not participate.

2015AP1632 & 2015AP1844 (2018 WI 55)
Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. d/b/a Wingra Stone Company v. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Ho-Chunk NationThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed by an equally divided court.
Published per curiam
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly did not participate.

05/18/18 - 2015AP2328-CR (2018 WI 51)
State of Wisconsin v. Shaun M. SandersThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Michael J. Gableman
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson concur – opinion filed.

2016AP740-CR (2018 WI 52)
State of Wisconsin v. DeAnthony K. MuldrowThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Michael J. Gableman

2016AP897-CR (2018 WI 53)
State of Wisconsin v. Lamont Donnell SholarThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissents– opinion filed.

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Chief Justice Roggensack congratulates Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court on 50th graduate

May 24, 2018 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack today recognized the Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court Program on reaching the milestone of its 50th graduate. see full article see full article

Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids

May 22, 2018 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 at the Hotel Mead Conference Center. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers for committees and boards

May 15, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is seeking interested volunteers to serve on boards and committees that assist the court system in a variety of areas. see full article see full article

Oral argument schedule

May 11, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's May 2018 oral argument calendar and a synopsis of the case to be heard on May 15 can be found here. The synopsis provided is not a complete analysis 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. Previously released opinions issued by the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found here.

Public rules hearing

May 10, 2018 - The Supreme Court May 16, 2018 public rules hearing agenda is now available. A hearing notice for Rule Petition 17-06 can be found here. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the Supreme Court's rule-making process is also available.

Grant programs expected to increase the number of juvenile and family drug-treatment court programs in Wisconsin

April 17, 2018 - The number of juvenile and family drug-treatment court programs available in Wisconsin is expected to increase in coming years, thanks to new grant programs approved by the Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker. see full article see full article

April 16 court calendars canceled in some northeastern Wisconsin counties

April 16, 2018 - Due to recent severe weather in northeastern Wisconsin, circuit court calendars are canceled for Monday, April 16 in the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Waupaca. see full article see full article

April case of the month

April 4, 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 April case of the month is available here.

Supreme Court to hear cases from six counties during April

April 3, 2018 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during April on cases that originated in six counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here. [Revised April 10, 2018]

Statement of Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack on passing of Retired Justice William G. Callow

March 16, 2018 - "I am saddened to learn of Justice Callow's passing. He was a lawyer and judge whose passion for the law was driven by a superior intellect and strong conviction...." see full article see full article

March case of the month

March 12, 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 March case of the month is available here.

Oral argument schedule

March 8, 2018 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during March on cases that originated in six counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.


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