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 »
When I was an undergraduate, I had the good fortune to hear Kurt Vonnegut speak on my college campus. I don’t remember the substance of his speech, but I do remember that I thought it was rambling and disjointed, until the end when the whole thing brilliantly came together and 10 different themes converged.Read More »
In another interesting decision, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner has allowed Native Americans to hunt deer at night, debunking concerns about safety.Read More »
In the first Wisconsin case applying the Daubert standard on admissibility of expert witness testimony, the court of appeals explains “what the Daubert rule is and what it is not.”Read More »
Justice Antonin Scalia has been the target of considerable invective, largely because of his support for the death penalty.
Tagged with: Anthony Cotton Antonin Scalia Arizona v. Gant Crawford v. Washington defense attorneys Florida v. Jardines Fourth Amendment Henry McCollum Justice Antonin Scalia Kuchler & Cotton Leon Brown Navarette v. California SCOTUS U.S. Supreme Court United States v. BookerRead More »