A state Supreme Court hearing anticipated for February will offer the public a chance to weigh in on a proposal to make public information about ongoing investigations into attorney conduct.Read More »
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Recent proposals to limit or abolish state Supreme Court elections attempt to remedy public perception that the high court is a political hotbed.
Tagged with: Annette Ziegler Assembly Bill 225 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Ed Fallone editorial Elections Linda Clifford Pat Roggensack Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court Wisconsin Supreme CourtRead More »
In a major test of presidential power, federal appeals courts are starting to hear legal challenges to President Barack Obama's decision to bypass the Senate in appointing three members to the National Labor Relations Board.Read More »
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tussled on Wednesday over the issue of whether a plain error sentencing appeal must be decided according to the law in effect at the time of sentencing or at the time of appeal.Read More »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday sanctioned two attorneys for professional misconduct. Both attorneys were disciplined for failing to cooperate with Office of Lawyer Regulation investigations.Read More »
The Supreme Court said Friday it will consider eliminating the government's most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a diverse coalition of voters propelled President Barack Obama to a second term in the White House.Read More »
Noted lemon law attorney Vince Megna, who in recent months has posted numerous satirical videos online lampooning Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans, told The Associated Press on Friday that he is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.Read More »
A Dane County judge who drew fire from conservatives for a ruling last year halting implementation of Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law said Thursday that she is considering a run next year for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.Read More »
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tackled a tough question on Tuesday, considering what consequences result under the Double Jeopardy Clause from an acquittal that was caused by a judge’s error.Read More »
Oral arguments in two Fourth Amendment cases before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday focused on a common question: just what does a dog’s nose know?Read More »
In a case that could help establish the limits of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last term in Martinez v. Ryan, which established defendants’ narrow right to the effective assistance of counsel in a post-conviction proceeding, the Court has agreed to decide whether a state court procedural default prevents a federal habeas court from hearing a post-conviction ineffective assistance claim.Read More »
The Solicitor General is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to ignore the front of the line in the Defense of Marriage Act petitions for certiorari and instead agree to hear the last one filed.Read More »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced Wednesday it will hear eight new cases.
Tagged with: Beidel v. Sideline Software Horak v. Building Services Park Bank v. Westburg Rosecky v. Schissel State v. Burton State v. Travis Supreme Court Veto v. American Family Mutual Ins. Co. Xcel Energy Services v. LIRCRead More »