Recent Supreme Court opinions

11/29/16 - 2014AP304-CR (2016 WI 96)
State of Wisconsin v. Richard L. Weber - The decision of the court of appeals is reversed.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice Daniel Kelly concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley dissents – opinion filed.

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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

Oral argument schedule

November 28, 2016 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during December on cases that originated in three counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

Open rules conference

November 21, 2016 - The Supreme Court December 1, 2016 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

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.

State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

November 15, 2016 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary Address during the 2016 meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake on Nov. 16. Members of the media are welcomed to cover the speech, which begins at 9:15 a.m. The text of the speech will be available on the Court System website immediately following the remarks.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases

November 15, 2016 - 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. 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

2016 state Capitol ornament design features supreme court hearing room

November 4, 2016 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room has been selected as the design feature of the 2016 State Capitol Ornament, which was unveiled at a Capitol press conference Nov. 1. Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack joined Department of Administration Deputy Secretary Cate Zeuske and Wisconsin Historical Foundation Executive Director David Wilder in presenting the ornament in the Assembly Parlor. Read more.

Chief Judge Randy R. Koschnick selected as next director of state courts

November 3, 2016 - Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack announced today that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has named Chief Judge Randy R. Koschnick, Jefferson County Circuit Court, as director of state courts, effective Aug. 1, 2017. see full article see full article

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

November 2, 2016 - Students and teachers from schools in seven Wisconsin cities will visit the Supreme Court to attend oral arguments in Madison as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program during November: Central Wisconsin Christian High School in Waupun, Albany High School, Horning Middle School in Waukesha, Randolph High School, Tomah High School, Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, and Palmyra-Eagle High School. see full article see full article

State law library named in honor of retired Justice David T. Prosser, Jr.

October 20, 2016 - About 130 people gathered in Madison Oct. 19 to celebrate the naming of the state law library in honor of retired Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David T. Prosser, Jr. and his lifelong dedication to public service. see full article see full article


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