Recent Supreme Court opinions

02/07/18 - 2015AP1039 (2018 WI 12)
John Y. Westmas v. Selective Insurance Company of South CarolinaThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley and Justice Daniel Kelly dissent – opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson did not participate.

02/06/18 - 2016AP2214 (2018 WI 11)
Madison Teachers, Inc. v. James R. ScottThe order of the circuit court is reversed.
Author: Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

01/25/18 - 2015AP648-CR (2018 WI 10)
State of Wisconsin v. Anton R. DorseyThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley and Justice Daniel Kelly concur – opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson did not participate.

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Oral argument schedule

February 14, 2018 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during February on cases that originated in seven counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases

February 6, 2018 - 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, along with a list of cases denied review. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues. see full article see full article

Supreme Court appoints new Clerk of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

January 18, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed Walworth County Clerk of Circuit Court Sheila T. Reiff as the next Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack announced today. see full article see full article

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.

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


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