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05/26/16 - 2013AP2686-CR (2016 WI 44)
State of Wisconsin v. Luis C. Salinas - The decision of the court of appeals is reversed.
Author: Justice Rebecca G. Bradley
Justices Shirley S. Abrahamson and Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts one new case

May 26, 2016 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept one new case and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case number, county of origin, and issues involved in the granted case are listed below. The synopsis provided is not a complete analysis 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

Court interpreter training planned for Wisconsin Rapids

May 24, 2016 - The Director of State Courts Office is accepting applications for a two-day interpreter training session to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at the Hotel Mead Conference Center. see full article see full article

Open rules conference

May 3, 2016 - The Supreme Court May 12, 2016 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 12 new cases

May 2, 2016 - 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 also 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

Justice David T. Prosser, Jr. to retire from Supreme Court July 31

April 27, 2016 - Justice David T. Prosser, Jr. today announced that he will retire from the Wisconsin Supreme Court on July 31, after nearly 18 years on the Court and four decades in public service to the state. see full article see full article

The Third Branch, winter/spring 2016

April 19, 2016 - The winter/spring edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Milwaukee County awarded $2 million MacArthur Foundation grant

April 13, 2016 - The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that Milwaukee County will receive a $2 million grant during the next two years to help reduce jail populations and address racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system. see full article see full article

Report outlines performance measures to ensure drug courts are effective

April 8, 2016 - The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has developed a comprehensive report establishing 17 areas of measurement that will help ensure drug treatment courts in Wisconsin are performing effectively and efficiently. see full article see full article

Open rules conference

April 5, 2016 - The Supreme Court April 13, 2016 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

College, high school students experience Supreme Court through "Court with Class"

March 31, 2016 - Students and teachers from Union Grove High School and Ripon College Pre-Law Society will visit the Supreme Court in Madison on April 5, and students and teachers from Edgewood High School and Lake Shore Technical College will visit on April 7, as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article


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