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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

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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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Group asks state Supreme Court to stay out of John Doe probe (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court should stay out of a dispute over subpoenas in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative organizations and recent recall campaigns, a liberal group said Monday.

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Justices approve rule change concerning budgeting process (UPDATE)

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Despite a sometimes-heated conversation that lasted more than two hours, Wisconsin justices approved a change to their rules Wednesday that aims to keep the state Supreme Court better informed during the state courts’ budget drafting process.

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