The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Court of Appeals in a decision that would have remanded a case to the circuit court in order to expose a drunken driver to a higher maximum sentence.Read More »
In a hotly contested case about suppressing a dog’s sniff search of a residence, the Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously decided that the good faith exception to the exclusionary rule applied.Read More »
In a pair of decisions released on the same day, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided that manure and septage are pollutants at the point they contaminate wells.Read More »
During a season when theft in all forms increases, the Court of Appeals delved into the nature of the intentionality underlying identity theft and thereby clarified the elements of the crime.Read More »
The Bench Blog’s Santa asked Wisconsin Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges what they want in their appellate Christmas stockings.
Tagged with: Bench Blog Brian Blanchard Coleen Kennedy Gary Sherman Jean DiMotto Kitty Brennan Lisa Stark Mark Gundrum Michael Hoover Patricia Curley Patrick Crooks Paul Reilly Wisconsin Supreme CourtRead More »
The theme of Franz Kafka’s book, “The Trial,” resonates as strongly today as ever. Prosecutors have amassed powers and tools that were inconceivable even a generation ago.Read More »
The ferocity of an alcohol addiction is apparent in the case of Frank Zdzieblowski, a 73-year-old Portage County man who was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood alcohol concentration as a sixth offense less than five months after he was charged with fifth offense intoxicated driving.Read More »