Recent Supreme Court opinions

12/03/19 - 2017AP1894-CR (2019 WI 102)
State of Wisconsin v. Stephan I. RobersonThe decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed.
Author: Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley (except for ¶¶41-42) and Justice Daniel Kelly concur–opinion filed.
Justice Brian Hagedorn concurs–opinion filed.
Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent–opinion filed.

11/27/19 - 2017AP913-CR/2017AP914-CR (2019 WI 101)
State of Wisconsin v. Autumn Marie Love Lopez / State of Wisconsin v. Amy J. RodriguezThe decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed.
Author: Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley concurs (only in mandate of lead opinion) and Justice Daniel Kelly (except footnote 2 and statement in ¶34 that Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley does not join the lead opinion)–opinion filed.
Justice Daniel Kelly concurs (except ¶¶25 – 31)–opinion filed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet dissent–opinion filed.

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Supreme Court December 9 public rules hearing agenda

November 27, 2019 - A copy of the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Dec. 9, 2019 public rules hearing agenda is available here. Copies of the petitions with additional information and comments can be found on the Pending petitions page. Information about the Supreme Court's rule-making process can be found here.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts two new cases

November 15, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept two 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 detailed synopses will be released at a later date. 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 cases pending in the Supreme Court can be found here. see full article see full article

November case of the month

November 7, 2019 - The case of the month project provides high school teachers with some of the necessary tools to educate their students about the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Each month, during the Supreme Court's session, a "teachable" case will be highlighted. It will be chosen from the cases the Court will hear that month. The November case of the month is available here.

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary

November 6, 2019 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack delivered the annual State of the Judiciary address Nov. 6 at the opening of the 2019 Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. The text of the speech, along with remarks by Director of State Courts, Hon. Randy R. Koschnick, is available here.

State of the Judiciary Address set for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

November 5, 2019 - On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address at the opening of the 2019 meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. see full article see full article

Supreme Court oral argument - November 2019

November 1, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's November 2019 oral argument calendar and synopses of the cases to be heard can be found here. 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. Previously released opinions issued by the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found here.

October case of the month

October 24, 2019 - The case of the month project provides high school teachers with some of the necessary tools to educate their students about the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Each month, during the Supreme Court's session, a "teachable" case will be highlighted. It will be chosen from the cases the Court will hear that month. The October case of the month is available here.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts seven new cases

October 18, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept seven 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 detailed synopses will be released at a later date. 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 cases pending in the Supreme Court can be found here. see full article see full article

Supreme Court October 29 public rules hearing agenda

October 18, 2019 - A copy of the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Oct. 29, 2019 public rules hearing agenda is available here. Copies of the petition with additional information and comments can be found on the Pending petitions page. Information about the Supreme Court's rule-making process can be found here.


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