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Annette Ziegler

Apr 14, 2015

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.

Mar 12, 2015

State Supreme Court: Drug evictees have no recourse (UPDATE)

Tenants evicted from federally subsidized housing for drug use have no recourse under Wisconsin law, according to a state Supreme Court decision.

Feb 12, 2015

Walker budget would change how courts get money

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget would bring changes to Wisconsin's judicial system.

Nov 17, 2014

E-filing to get hearing in front of high court

Despite objections from two justices, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hold a public hearing in the spring on a proposal to mandate e-filing in all circuit court cases.

Sep 10, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Court’s divided decision inspires call to action

The Wisconsin Supreme Court subscribes to a new interpretation of “surviving spouse” under the wrongful death statute.

Aug 8, 2014

BENCH BLOG: State justices divide on determining consent

What can an ordinary passenger do to stop police from searching the passenger’s property when it’s in a vehicle being searched with the driver’s consent?

Jul 18, 2014

State high court approves police window knock

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that a police officer knocking on the window of a car does not by itself violate a person's constitutional right against unreasonable seizures.

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

Justices approve new rule on pro se litigants

Following several hours of debate, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted Tuesday to add to its rules to clarify the role judges can take when dealing with pro se litigants.

May 22, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Punitive damage case shows bias for insurance co.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court used a numerical ratio to reduce what it considered to be an unconstitutionally excessive punitive damages award.

Apr 14, 2014

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.

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.


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