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Aug 1, 2012

Conviction upheld in murder for hire case

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Racine woman who offered a friend $50,000 and a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle to kill her husband.

Jul 26, 2012

FAMILY LAW: State needs to divorce itself from these family law rules

I recently gave the Wisconsin Court of Appeals credit for changing, perhaps intentionally or inadvertently, one of the sillier family law rules in Wisconsin with its decision in Tierney v. Berger, No. 2011AP565.

Jul 26, 2012

Appeals court upholds baby sitter conviction

A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld the homicide conviction of a Madison-area baby sitter for causing the death of an infant in her care in 2007.

Jul 25, 2012

Appeals Court approves new trial in ’87 killing (UPDATE)

Enough new evidence exists to cast doubt on the guilt of a man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman and hanging her naked body from a tree in 1987, a Wisconsin appeals court said Wednesday.

Jul 24, 2012

Appeals court: School graduations in Wis. church crossed line

High school graduations in a southeastern Wisconsin church adorned with religious symbols and literature violated the separation of church and state, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

Jun 28, 2012

Appeals court says Scocos lawsuit can continue

A Wisconsin appeals court says a lawsuit that former Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos filed against the state may continue.

Jun 26, 2012

Appeals court upholds conviction in 1999 homicide (UPDATE)

A Wausau man accused of savagely beating a woman a dozen years ago was properly convicted, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

May 22, 2012

Court reinstates wrongly jailed man’s claim (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin appeals court says a wrongly jailed man can seek reimbursement from the state.

May 21, 2012

High court will take up wiretaps lawsuit

The Supreme Court says it will consider shutting down a legal challenge to a law that lets the United States eavesdrop on overseas communications.

May 16, 2012

Dredging resumes on polluted Fox River after appeals court ruling

Dredging has resumed on the polluted Fox River after a federal appeals court denied NCR's request for a temporary stay.

May 2, 2012

US appeals court weighs new Gulf drilling plans

Environmental groups urged an appeals court on Wednesday to block Shell from drilling 10 new deep-water wells off Alabama's coast, arguing that federal regulators haven't properly reviewed the risks of undersea drilling in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

May 1, 2012

State Supreme Court asked to hear prayer death case

Appeals judges are recommending the Wisconsin Supreme Court hear the case of a Wisconsin couple convicted of reckless homicide in the 2008 death of their daughter.

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