Recent Supreme Court opinions

07/02/19 - 2017AP1518-CR
(2019 WI 80 )
State of Wisconsin v. Jessica M. Randall - The decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed and the cause is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Author: Justice Daniel Kelly
Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, and Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet concur–opinion filed.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissents–opinion filed.
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson withdrew from participation.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases

August 16, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three 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

Investiture ceremony held for Supreme Court Justice Brian K. Hagedorn

August 15, 2019 - Justice Brian K. Hagedorn was formally sworn into office as a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court during a ceremony held in the Capitol Rotunda on Aug. 14. see full article see full article

The Third Branch, spring/summer 2019

August 1, 2019 - The spring/summer edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Outagamie County Justice Center court activity canceled for Tuesday, July 23

July 22, 2019 - Outagamie County Circuit Court activity that was scheduled for Tuesday, July 23 at the county Justice Center has been canceled due to an ongoing electrical power outage at the building. Proceedings that were scheduled for Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23 at the Justice Center, 320 S. Walnut St., Appleton, will be rescheduled for a future date, and the parties involved will be notified. Emergency intake court proceedings are temporarily being held in the Family Court Commissioner's hearing room located within the county complex. Updates will be provided if the power outage continues beyond Tuesday. It is anticipated updates will be posted on the Outagamie County government's website.

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases

July 12, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three 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 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

Court of Appeals panel to hear oral argument in Stevens Point

July 3, 2019 - The public is invited to observe oral argument before a panel of Wisconsin Court of Appeals judges at the Portage County Courthouse on Monday, July 8 at 10 a.m. see full article see full article

Chief Judge Morrison selected to chair Committee of Chief Judges

June 21, 2019 - Chief Judge James A. Morrison, Marinette County Circuit Court, has been selected by his fellow chief judges from across the state to chair the Committee of Chief Judges, effective Aug. 1. see full article see full article

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases

June 17, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept five 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

Wisconsin Supreme Court re-appoints five chief judges

June 13, 2019 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has re-appointed chief judges to continue in their administrative leadership roles in five of the state’s nine judicial administrative districts, effective Aug. 1. see full article see full article


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