Headlines

Headlines from the current year are available below. For headlines released prior to 2016 check the archives (2007- 2021).

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

09/29/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument - October
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in 10 cases during October 2022. The cases originated in the following counties: Barron, Dane, Dodge, Douglas, Dunn, Kenosha, Marathon, Milwaukee and Vernon. The calendar and synopses of cases can be found here. Read more.
09/26/22 Seating still available for Oct. 10 Supreme Court oral argument in Waupaca
Some seating is still available for the public to observe oral argument before the Wisconsin Supreme Court at the Waupaca County Courthouse on Oct. 10. The Court is holding argument in two cases as part of the Court’s outreach and public education program, Justice on Wheels. Waupaca will be the 32nd county outside Dane where the Court has held oral argument since the program began in 1993. Read more.
09/22/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court agenda - Oct. 4, 2022
An agenda for the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Oct. 4 Public Hearing can be found here. Copies of the rule petitions and related information can be found here. Information about the Supreme Court's rule-making process can be found here or at https://www.wicourts.gov/scrules/index.htm. Read more.
09/12/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear cases in Waupaca Oct. 10
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral argument in two cases at the Waupaca County Courthouse on the morning of Monday, Oct. 10, as part of the Court’s Justice on Wheels outreach and education program. Read more.
09/07/22 Milwaukee's Judge Murray honored by the American Judges Association
The American Judges Association presented Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Marshall B. Murray with the Judge Libby Hines Domestic Violence Award during a ceremony at the group’s annual conference in Philadelphia on Aug. 30. Read more.
09/02/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument - September
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in 13 cases during September 2022. The cases originated in the following counties: Dane, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Portage, Racine, Sauk, Walworth, Washington and Waupaca. The calendar and synopses of cases can be found here. Read more.
08/26/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court denies review of 39 cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently acted to deny review of 39 cases. The captions and case numbers of those cases are listed below. See the full article here. Read more.
06/28/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently voted to accept three new cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. Read more.
06/24/22 Supreme Court appoints three new chief judges; re-appoints two
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed circuit court judges from Waushara, Outagamie and Taylor counties as new chief judges of their respective judicial administrative districts, effective Aug. 1, 2022. The Court also re-appointed judges from Kenosha and Barron counties to continue as chief judges. The appointments are for two-year terms or until further order of the Court. Read more.
06/24/22 Waukesha County judge to chair Committee of Chief Judges
Third Judicial Administrative District Chief Judge Jennifer R. Dorow, Waukesha County Circuit Court, has been selected by her fellow chief judges to serve as chair of the Committee of Chief Judges, effective Aug. 1. Read more.
06/16/22 Chief Justice Ziegler speech addresses death of judge, court-related security concerns
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler today addressed the death of retired Judge John Roemer and court-related security concerns in a speech at the 2022 State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting and Conference in Lake Geneva. A copy of the chief justice’s remarks can be found here. Read more.
06/06/22 Chief Justice Ziegler statement regarding Judge Roemer
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler issued a statement regarding the late Judge John P. Roemer (Ret.), Juneau County Circuit Court.

"The state's judicial family is shocked and saddened by this tragedy. Judge Roemer dedicated much of his career to public service in the law...." Read more.
06/01/22 Milwaukee Circuit Court receives NCSC eviction-diversion grant
The Milwaukee County Circuit Court has received a grant from the National Center for State Courts' (NCSC) Eviction Diversion Initiative to strengthen eviction-diversion efforts and improve housing stability across Milwaukee. Read more.
05/31/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts six new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept six new cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, counties of origin and the issues presented in granted cases are listed here. More information about pending appellate cases can be found on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. Published Court of Appeals opinions can be found here, and the status of pending Supreme Court cases can be found here. Read more.
05/09/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument - May 2022
The calendar of and synopsis of the case being heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court during May can be viewed here. The synopsis provided is not a complete analysis of the issues. Read more.
04/27/22 Wisconsin essay contest winner celebrates the First Amendment
Brookfield's Kelsey Raddemann won top honors among middle school students in the 2022 National Center for State Courts' (NCSC) Civics Education Essay Contest. Raddemann, a seventh grader at Pilgrim Park Middle School, wrote about the value of the First Amendment as a force in driving conversation and change. Read more.
04/21/22 Court system CIO Jean Bousquet to retire
Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jean Bousquet has announced plans to retire, after nearly 30 years with the Wisconsin court system. Bousquet joined the courts as a court analyst in 1993. She became CCAP (Consolidated Court Automation Programs) director in 1998 and has served as CIO since 2001. Read more in the April issue of Third Branch eNews Read more.
04/01/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument - April 2022
The calendar of cases being heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court during March can be viewed here. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues. Read more.
03/15/22 ARPA funding to support Milwaukee County justice system recovery
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler and Director of State Courts Hon. Randy R. Koschnick today released the following statements regarding Gov. Tony Evers' announcement on the use of ARPA funds to support justice system recovery in Milwaukee County. Read more.
02/25/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument - March 2022
The calendar of cases being heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court during March can be viewed here. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues. Read more.
02/25/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts four new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept four new cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, counties of origin and the issues presented in granted cases are listed here. More information about pending appellate cases can be found on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. Published Court of Appeals opinions can be found here, and the status of pending Supreme Court cases can be found here. Read more.
02/11/22 Supreme Court public hearing audio to be livestreamed
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will provide livestream audio coverage of its Feb. 15 public hearing on two rule petitions. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Supreme Court Hearing Room, 231 East, State Capitol. A link to the audio stream will be available here at the time of the hearing. A copy of the agenda can be found here. Copies of Rule Petition 21-04, Rule Petition 21-03 and related information can be found here. The Hearing Room is also open to public attendance. Read more.
02/09/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument - February 2022
The calendar of cases being heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court during February can be viewed here. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues. Read more.
02/04/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court agenda - Feb. 15, 2022
An agenda for the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Feb. 15 Public Hearing can be found here. Copies of the rule petitions and related information can be found here. Information about the Supreme Court's rule-making process can be found here or at https://www.wicourts.gov/scrules/index.htm. Read more.
01/20/22 Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept eight new cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, counties of origin and the issues presented in granted cases are listed below. More information about pending appellate cases can be found on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. Published Court of Appeals opinions can be found here, and the status of pending Supreme Court cases can be found here. Read more.
01/20/22 Article profiles Dane County Circuit Court Judge Trammell
Dane County Circuit Court Judge Nia Trammell, the county’s first Black female judge, is profiled in an article published by the Wisconsin State Journal on Jan. 15. Trammel, who arrived in Madison from Nigeria with her parents at age four, shares her experience and new perspective from the bench. Read more here. Read more.