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7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Jul 17, 2020

Appeals court won’t reinstate Democrats’ lame-duck challenge

A federal appeals court panel refused Thursday to reinstate Wisconsin Democrats' lawsuit challenging Republican-authored lame-duck laws that curbed the powers of the Democratic governor and attorney general before they took office.

Nov 7, 2018

7th Circuit publicly reprimands lawyer over problems with brief

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently publicly reprimanded a Chicago lawyer for taking a brief and changing it in ways that went beyond its specific orders.

Oct 24, 2018

Federal appeals court decision could reverse employees’ $10M arbitration award

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a decision Monday clarifying that disputes over the interpretation of class-action waivers in employment agreements must be decided by a district court – not an arbitrator.

Sep 20, 2018

Committee revises criminal jury instructions for 7th Circuit

A committee has released revised federal criminal jury instructions to be used in the district courts that feed into the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Aug 4, 2017

Baldwin: Trump nominee didn’t clear Wisconsin commission (UPDATE)

President Donald Trump has nominated a Milwaukee attorney to fill a federal appellate-court vacancy and a central Wisconsin prosecutor to serve as a U.S. attorney.

Jul 12, 2017

Federal appeals court upholds Wisconsin right-to-work law

A federal appeals court panel has upheld Wisconsin's right-to-work law.

Dec 21, 2016

SCOTUS could weigh in on 7th Circuit’s decision on employment agreement’s arbitration clause

Should the medical-technology firm Epic Systems and other companies be able to require that employees sign on to agreements forcing them to take labor disputes to independent arbitrators rather than court?

Aug 16, 2016

Court stands firm on sanctions against Wis. attorney

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals isn’t backing down on its decision to sanction a Platteville lawyer for filing a case in an Arkansas state court rather than in a federal court in Wisconsin.

Jun 10, 2014

Federal appeals court wants briefs in gay marriage case

It looks like a federal appeals court won't rule on whether to halt gay marriages in Wisconsin until at least Wednesday.

Jun 2, 2014

Judges question use of archdiocese trust fund (UPDATE)

Federal appeals court judges on Monday questioned the bankrupt Archdiocese of Milwaukee's claim that it needs all the money in a $55 million trust fund to maintain its cemeteries and asked whether some could be used to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse without violating the Catholic faith.

May 28, 2014

Source: Walker’s attorney in talks to end campaign probe (UPDATE)

A person close to an investigation of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and other conservative groups said Wednesday that Walker's attorney is talking with the lead investigator about a possible settlement that would end the probe.

May 22, 2014

Full 7th Circuit won’t hear collective bargaining appeal

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request from two Wisconsin unions to re-hear an appeal they filed of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.

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