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Patrick Crooks

Sep 23, 2015

Justices honor Crooks, no word on replacement

Justices on the Wisconsin Supreme Court held a moment of silence Tuesday to honor their colleague Patrick Crooks a day after his sudden death, while Gov. Scott Walker remained silent on whether he would appoint a replacement ahead of next spring's judicial elections.

Sep 22, 2015

Supreme Court holds moment of silence for Crooks

The Wisconsin Supreme Court held a moment of silence Tuesday for Justice Patrick Crooks, a day after he died in his chambers.

Sep 21, 2015

Justice Crooks dies in chambers at state Capitol (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks died Monday in the state Capitol.

Jul 7, 2015

BENCH BLOG: Drunken driving case leads Supreme Court to correct Court of Appeals

The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Court of Appeals in a decision that would have remanded a case to the circuit court in order to expose a drunken driver to a higher maximum sentence.

Jun 19, 2015

Kloppenburg, Donald plan runs for state Supreme Court (UPDATE)

State Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge M. Joseph Donald both said Friday they intend to run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court next year.

Dec 3, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Justices, judges assemble their wish lists

The Bench Blog’s Santa asked Wisconsin Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges what they want in their appellate Christmas stockings.

Dec 3, 2014

State’s high court upholds conviction in platinum teeth case

A Milwaukee judge properly ordered a jail inmate to display his platinum teeth in court to verify an investigator's testimony, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday.

Nov 17, 2014

State Supreme Court to hear to tribal transfer petition

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hold a public hearing on whether to keep, tweak or strike a rule allowing circuit courts to transfer cases to the tribal system, the justices decided Monday.

Sep 22, 2014

Justices consider removal of victims’ names from filings (UPDATE)

State Supreme Court justices had many questions Monday for the proponents of a measure to disallow the use of victims' names in certain appellate filings.

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?

Aug 1, 2014

Lawyer saw writing on wall for Act 10 ruling

One of the lead challengers of Act 10 said he had a good idea which way the ruling would go well before the state Supreme Court handed down its decision Thursday.

Jul 31, 2014

High court upholds domestic partner registry (UPDATE)

Wisconsin's domestic partner registry does not violate the state's ban on gay marriage, the state Supreme Court said Thursday in a unanimous decision that gay rights activists hailed as an important but intermediate step in legalizing same-sex marriage.


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