A Memorial Day parade that led to a traffic jam blocking railroad tracks in a Milwaukee suburb did not amount to a specific hazard that could make the railroad company liable for striking a minivan, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.Read More »
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Evidence of a prior consensual sexual relationship between a Milwaukee man and a woman who accused him of rape was properly excluded from his trial, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.Read More »
A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that a police officer knocking on the window of a car does not by itself violate a person's constitutional right against unreasonable seizures.Read More »
A frequent University of Wisconsin System protester's antics clearly crossed the line into harassment but an injunction banning him from UW property or contacting UW personnel is too vague and must be rewritten, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.Read More »
A judge’s decision not to allow a defendant to testify at her own trial can be considered a harmless error that would not have affected the outcome, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.Read More »
A judge’s decision to allow a doctor to testify to the intoxication of a drunken-driving defendant can be considered a “harmless error,” the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday, because it was not the evidence that led the jury to find him guilty.Read More »
A Wisconsin Supreme Court decision issued Thursday avoided a reinterpretation of law that would have left many mortgage lenders wondering if they could retain their right to foreclose on delinquent loans.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a law Wednesday allowing hearsay at preliminary hearings, a move defense attorneys said further weakens a defendant’s constitutional rights.
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At least two state Supreme Court justices continue to show concern about the application of a newly-passed rule designed to give judges a roadmap on how to deal with pro se litigants in court.Read More »
A fired Milwaukee County court commissioner convicted of filing false tax documents will not be able to practice law for 60 days, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.Read More »
A consolidated case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court could affect how preliminary hearings are conducted in state.Read More »