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Tag Archives: Annette Ziegler

High court honors wrongful death claim, affirms court of appeals decision

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has affirmed a court of appeals decision for a wrongful death suit. The ruling came Friday after the defendants filed a petition for review with the high court following the appeal decision in favor of plaintiff Kim Andruss in Estate of Oros v. Divine Savior Healthcare, Inc.

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Top Wisconsin court affirms GOP’s preferred approach to maps

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Republicans in a redistricting dispute, ruling that it saw no need to make significant changes to the maps that have helped the GOP win majorities in the state Legislature and congressional delegation.

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‘Really?’: Supreme Court justices disagree on invoking laches in homicide appeal

The Wisconsin Supreme Court disagreed on invoking laches in an appeal case that concerns a defendant's rights in a 2007 homicide conviction. Last week, a 4-3 majority upheld imposing laches in the case, prompting the responses "Really?" in one of the arguments.

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Supreme Court rejects new trial in 1996 double homicide, clarifies transcript procedure

In a 4-3 decision announced Tuesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected the possibility of having a new trial in a decade-old double homicide case — a request made because of missing transcripts. In upholding an appellate court's previous decision, the majority concluded the defendant could not prevail without make a facially valid claim of arguably prejudicial error, no matter if all or part of a transcript is on hand.

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Debate over Walker’s budget to begin with judicial issues (UPDATE)

The first votes to be taken Wednesday on Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal include whether to give the state Supreme Court authority over an independent commission that investigates judges, eliminate a panel that provides research on judicial issues and further cut the already greatly diminished secretary of state's office.

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