Headlines

Headlines from the current year are available below. For headlines released prior to 2016 check the archives (2007- 2020).

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

01/20/21 REVISED: Wisconsin Supreme Court - Oral argument Jan. 21, 2021
A revised copy of the calendar and synopses of cases being heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court during January can be found here. A date referenced in the synopsis for 2018AP669 Ronald L. Collison v. City of Milwaukee Board of Review, scheduled to be heard at 10:45 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 21, 2021, has been corrected. Read more.
01/08/21 Supreme Court January 14 public rules hearing agenda
An agenda for the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Jan. 14 Public Hearing can be found here. Copies of the full hearing notices can be found here. Copies of the pending rules petitions and related information, including submitted communications, can be found here (20-03) and here (20-04). Information about the Supreme Court's rule-making process can be found here. A livestream of the hearing will be available here at the scheduled start time. Read more.
01/05/21 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. 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.
01/05/21 Flags ordered to half-staff for Justice Abrahamson
Gov. Tony Evers has ordered flags of Wisconsin and the United States to fly at half-staff today, Jan. 5, in honor of the late Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, who died Dec. 19, 2020. Abrahamson served on the Court from 1976 to 2019 and was Chief Justice from 1996 to 2015. A copy of the governor's press release can be found here, and a copy of Executive Order #102 can be found here. Read more.
01/04/21 Director accepts State Bar's 'Legal Innovator' award
Director of State Courts, Hon. Randy R. Koschnick, recently accepted a Legal Innovator Award from the State Bar of Wisconsin for the court system's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Video of the award presentation, including Koschnick's remarks can be found here. The award was announced in November and presented remotely in December. Read more.