Recent Supreme Court opinions

03/21/17 - 2015AP207 (2017 WI 22)
Scott Smith, Alpha Cargo Technology, LLC v. Greg Kleynerman, Red Flag Cargo Security Systems, LLCThe judgment is affirmed by an equally divided court.
Author: Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson concurs – opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly did not participate.

03/09/17 - 2013AP950 (2017 WI 21)
In re the commitment of Thornon F. Talley: State of Wisconsin v. Thornon F. TalleyThe decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley concur – opinion filed.
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler and Justice Michael J. Gableman concur – opinion filed.

03/07/17 - 2015AP146 (2017 WI 19)
Wisconsin Carry, Inc. and Thomas Waltz v. City of MadisonThe decision of the court of appeals is reversed and the cause is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissent – opinion filed.

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Judge Jason A. Rossell appointed chief judge of Second Judicial Administrative District

March 20, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Jason A. Rossell as chief judge of the Second Judicial Administrative District, effective May 8. see full article see full article

Court interpreter training planned for Milwaukee

March 15, 2017 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for interpreter training to be held in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at the Student Union on the UW-Milwaukee campus. see full article see full article

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers Hallows Lecture at Marquette

March 10, 2017 - On March 7, Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack presented the 2017 E. Harold Hallows Lecture in Eckstein Hall at the Marquette University Law School. The lecture, “Tough Talk and the Institutional Legitimacy of Our Courts,” is featured on the law school’s website.

Students experience Supreme Court through Court with Class

March 9, 2017 - Students and teachers from South Milwaukee High School will attend Supreme Court oral argument on March 15 as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

Oral argument schedule

March 9, 2017 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during March on cases that originated in two counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 12 new cases

March 6, 2017 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 12 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

Open rules conference

March 3, 2017 - The Supreme Court March 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.

Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court draws national support

March 3, 2017 - A growing and successful Milwaukee County court program is being recognized nationally as a model for its family-centered, team approach to the handling of child abuse or neglect cases in which parental substance abuse is a contributing factor. see full article see full article

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


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