Oral arguments to resume in Supreme Court Hearing Room Sept. 9

Madison, Wisconsin - September 2, 2021

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will resume hearing oral arguments in the Supreme Court Hearing Room at the state Capitol on Sept. 9.

The occasion marks the first oral arguments of the Court’s new 2021-2022 term, and the first time cases will be heard at the Capitol since March of 2020. The calendar of cases to be heard during September and synopses of cases scheduled for Sept. 9 and Sept. 13 are available here.

Oral arguments are open to the public, with health safety measures being taken, including deep cleaning of the room before and after each oral argument day, anti-viral surface cleaning before and between hearings and the use of HEPA air purifiers. Face masks or face shields may be worn. Face masks and hand sanitizer will be available, and Plexiglas barriers may be installed between the justices based upon personal preference.

Individuals who have been exposed in the past 10 days to someone who has COVID-19, or individuals who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (including fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, newly presenting loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea), are asked to not attend. Oral arguments are scheduled to be streamed live on the WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network.

The Court is scheduled to hear 10 cases at the Capitol during September. The Court’s oral argument schedule and monthly calendars of cases can be found here. All Wisconsin courts are operational and open to conduct court business.

Tom Sheehan
Court Information Officer
(608) 261-6640

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