The justices voted to accept both new cases this week.
In State v. Beamon, a criminal case, the court will consider whether the sufficiency of the evidence used to convict someone should be measured against the instructions actually given to the jury, or against the statutory elements of the crime.
In Dane County DHS,v. Mable K., Lee H., the court will examine the appeals process and rules of civil procedure involved when parental rights are terminated. The justices have been asked to review whether a parent should be allowed to appeal a circuit court order entered on remand that denied, in part, a request for a new trial.