Recent Supreme Court opinions

04/18/18 - 2016AP619 (2018 WI 37)
In the matter of the mental commitment of J.M.: Winnebago County v. J. M.The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley concurs – opinion filed.

04/17/18 - 2014AP2561 (2018 WI 34)
State of Wisconsin v. David McAlister, Sr.The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
Justice Daniel Kelly concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.

2015AP175 (2018 WI 35)
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Thomas P. Wuensch, Heidi WuenschThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed.
Author: Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.

04/10/18 - 2016AP173-CR (2018 WI 29)
State of Wisconsin v. Brian GrandberryThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Michael J. Gableman
Justice Daniel Kelly concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley dissents – opinion filed.

2015AP2667-CR/2015AP2668-CR (2018 WI 28)
State of Wisconsin v. Gerrod R. BellThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissents – opinion filed.
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack withdrew from participation.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson did not participate.

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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.

Judge William E. Hanrahan appointed chief judge of Fifth Judicial Administrative District

March 7, 2018 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed Dane County Circuit Court Judge William E. Hanrahan as chief judge of the Fifth Judicial Administrative District. see full article see full article

Court interpreter training planned for Milwaukee

March 6, 2018 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 at UW-Milwaukee. see full article see full article

Officials warn of potential juror scams

February 26, 2018 - Officials in two southeastern Wisconsin counties are warning residents not to give out personal information or money to people falsely posing as court officials. In recent weeks, residents in Waukesha and Ozaukee counties have reported phone calls in which the caller says potential victims owe money for jury duty, court fees or unpaid fines. Read the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office press release here. Read more about possible juror scams and how to protect yourself here.

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.


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