Headlines

Headlines from the current year are available below. For headlines released prior to 2016 check the archives (2007- 2017).

For more information contact Tom Sheehan, Court Information Officer, Director of State Courts' Office.

05/15/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers for committees and boards
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is seeking interested volunteers to serve on boards and committees that assist the court system in a variety of areas. Read more.
05/11/18 Oral argument schedule
The Wisconsin Supreme Court's May 2018 oral argument calendar and a synopsis of the case to be heard on May 15 can be found here. The synopsis provided is not a complete analysis 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. Previously released opinions issued by the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found here. Read more.
05/10/18 Public rules hearing
The Supreme Court May 16, 2018 public rules hearing agenda is now available. A hearing notice for Rule Petition 17-06 can be found here. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the Supreme Court's rule-making process is also available. Read more.
04/17/18 Grant programs expected to increase the number of juvenile and family drug-treatment court programs in Wisconsin
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. Read more.
04/16/18 April 16 court calendars canceled in some northeastern Wisconsin counties
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. Read more.
03/16/18 Statement of Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack on passing of Retired Justice William G. Callow
"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...." Read more.
03/07/18 Judge William E. Hanrahan appointed chief judge of Fifth Judicial Administrative District
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed Dane County Circuit Court Judge William E. Hanrahan as chief judge of the Fifth Judicial Administrative District. Read more.
03/06/18 Court interpreter training planned for Milwaukee
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. Read more.
02/26/18 Officials warn of potential juror scams
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. Read more.
02/06/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases
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. Read more.
01/18/18 Supreme Court appoints new Clerk of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
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. Read more.
01/16/18 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases
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. Read more.
01/04/18 Public rules hearing
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. Read more.