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Ann Walsh Bradley

May 27, 2014

State hikes pro hac vice fees

A $200 increase to the fee out-of-state attorneys pay to handle cases in Wisconsin will bring a much-needed boost to the state’s Access to Justice Commission and Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation.

May 27, 2014

Justices vote down proposal to make some OLR investigations public

The public will not be privy to attorney misconduct investigations before a formal complaint is filed, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

May 27, 2014

State Supreme Court won’t take gay marriage case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition brought by a same-sex couple from Milwaukee seeking to strike down the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.

May 20, 2014

Wis. justices allow lawyer to break attorney-client privilege

An Eau Claire criminal defense attorney who sent a letter to a judge containing information normally protected by attorney-client privilege did not violate any ethical rules, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

May 8, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Justices provide much-needed clarification

In an abbreviated opinion, the Wisconsin Supreme Court clarified its previous, murky plurality decision in State v. Johnson on State v. Shiffra jurisprudence.

May 2, 2014

Making sense of John Doe II

The ongoing John Doe probe into alleged illegal activities concerning Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election campaign is nothing if not complicated.

Apr 7, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Disappointing majority opinion lacks guidance

In an overly long opinion, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided a child abuse case involving a presentence plea withdrawal without an appropriate illumination of the law.

Apr 4, 2014

Justices strike down 2 State Bar proposals

The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously struck down a State Bar bylaw Friday that would have allowed the Board of Governors to remove one of its own, with one justice saying the rule as written was “insane.”

Mar 20, 2014

Justice recuses herself from John Doe review

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has recused herself from ruling on a lawsuit seeking to halt a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and recent recall campaigns.

Mar 7, 2014

State justices will not allow child abuser to withdraw plea

A woman who repeatedly beat her daughter, leaving her scarred and disfigured, will not be allowed to withdraw her no contest plea, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Feb 27, 2014

State justices agree to take on 3 new cases

The state Supreme Court announced Thursday it has taken up three cases for review.

Feb 25, 2014

BENCH BLOG: State justices get to heart of the matter

In a child sexual assault case that divided the Court of Appeals, the state Supreme Court properly kept the focus on the elements of the crime and a jury’s function.

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