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7th Circuit

Feb 21, 2018

Court: Officer guilty of assault should get new trial

A federal appeals court says a Milwaukee police officer convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after he responded to her 911 call is entitled to a new trial.

Oct 5, 2017

Wrongful Termination and Res Judicata

The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Peoria, finding that Frakes failed to show that she engaged in any protected activity giving rise to a Section 504 claim. We agree.

Oct 5, 2017

Sentencing Guidelines

Eric D. Wagner was convicted of knowingly attempting to persuade or induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b).

Sep 29, 2017

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Lee urges us to apply de novo review to his remaining claim regarding counsel’s failure to object to aspects of the prosecutor’s closing argument.

Sep 29, 2017


On July 25, 2000, after a four-day bench trial, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Leo E. Holt found Gerald Winfield guilty of the attempted murder of Jarlon Garrett.

Aug 16, 2017

Experts: Wisconsin vacancy on Appeals Court won’t be filled anytime soon

Although President Donald Trump recently announced that he had chosen a Milwaukee lawyer to fill a long-vacant federal judgeship designated for a judge from Wisconsin, the nominee still needs to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Jun 7, 2017

DOJ asks 7th Circuit to continue cocaine mom law stay

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is asking a federal appeals court to continue to apply a law that allows the state to detain pregnant women suspected of drug use after a judge struck it down.

Apr 24, 2017

7th Circuit stands alone in ‘sex’ discrimination decision

In July, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its panel decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and affirmed a district court’s ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not redress sexual-orientation discrimination in the workplace. 830 F.3d 698.

Feb 27, 2017

Judges express skepticism over claims in voting cases

Three federal court judges expressed deep skepticism Friday over claims that Wisconsin Republicans deliberately made it harder for minorities to vote.

Jan 19, 2017

Appeals court rejects gun-range restrictions

The U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday handed Chicago another defeat in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in the city.

Jan 13, 2017

SCOTUS takes up Epic case

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?

Nov 17, 2016

Dassey’s attorneys disappointed over 7th Circuit decision to block his release (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin prison inmate whose case was featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" will stay behind bars while state attorneys appeal a decision overturning his conviction, a panel of federal appellate judges ruled Thursday.


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