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Dane County Circuit Court

Jun 10, 2023

Gov. Evers Extends Application Deadline for Dane County Circuit Court

Gov. Tony Evers announced June 9, 2023 that he is extending the application deadline for Dane County Circuit Court.

Jul 8, 2022

Wisconsin court says parents suing school can’t be anonymous

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that parents suing the Madison School District over its gender identity policies must disclose their names to opposing attorneys, but they don't have to be revealed to the district or be made public.

May 3, 2021

League of Women Voters commends judge’s decision in redistricting case

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is commending a Dane County judge’s decision against the Republican leaders of the Wisconsin Legislature who hired private attorneys in anticipation of legal challenges of redistricting decisions. Debra Cronmiller, executive director of the league, issued a statement on Friday in response to Dane County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Ehlke’s rulin[...]

Jul 14, 2020

Another Dane County Circuit Court judge’s seat open for applications

Gov. Tony Evers is seeking applicants for Dane County Circuit Court Branch 6.

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Jun 11, 2020

Rep. Chris Taylor appointed Dane Co. Circuit Court judge

Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Democratic State Representative Chris Taylor to the Dane County Circuit Court.

Apr 13, 2020

Applicants wanted for Dane, Marathon County circuit courts

State officials are accepting applications for open seats on the Dane and Marathon County Circuit Courts.

Jan 28, 2020

MAY IT PLEASE THE COURT: Judicial candidates make their case ahead of February primary

Wisconsinites will weigh in on the current makeup of the state Supreme Court in February as Justice Dan Kelly seeks election to a full 10-year term on the high court.

Feb 18, 2019

Controversial algorithms help decide who stays in jail

Eddie Armstrong had been sitting in the Dane County Jail for nearly two weeks when a judge set him free to await trial. His release was based in part on computer-generated scores that rated Armstrong's likelihood to return to court as fair and predicted he had a good chance of not committing a new crime.

Mar 23, 2018

Two Madison lawyers duel over spot on Dane County bench

Besides having to choose between the two candidates running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, voters in Dane County will be weighing in on a rare contest for a spot on their county’s circuit-court bench.

Mar 8, 2018

Dane County judge to lead judicial district

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Hanrahan to be chief judge of the Fifth Judicial Administrative District.

Jul 20, 2017

Wisconsin doctor fired over alleged misconduct loses appeal

A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled that a doctor who allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with three female patients was properly fired.

Apr 14, 2017

Walker seeking applicants to fill Dane County bench vacancy

Gov. Scott Walker is searching for applicants for an appointment to the Dane County Circuit Court.

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