State circuit court judges are getting a firsthand look at how the court system affects foster children.Read More »
A Dane County judge who struck down parts of Act 10, the state’s law weakening collective bargaining for some public workers, has drawn a spate of letters and phone messages expressing outrage in colorful, at times vitriolic language.Read More »
Although it appears Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is about to win the biggest legal battle of his career, he should be worried, even embarrassed, about the cost.
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Wisconsin regulators properly approved a Madison-based utility's plan to build a wind farm in southern Minnesota, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that dramatically lightens the regulatory burden for utilities' out-of-state projects.Read More »
The state Supreme Court won't reconsider a lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law without Justice Michael Gableman.Read More »
Campaign contributions, arrest records and recall petition signatures are all available for public view in Wisconsin, but the state's Board of Bars Examiners is not subject to the same visibility when it comes to supplying information on bar exam applicants.Read More »
The state Supreme Court delayed a decision Wednesday on a proposal to formalize a process in which foreign-educated lawyers would be eligible to take the Wisconsin bar exam, pending further review of the criteria.Read More »
Milwaukee attorney John Dawson, head of the commission working to discipline state Justice David Prosser, won’t be returning once his term expires Aug. 1.Read More »
In a letter (PDF) filed Friday with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Milwaukee attorney Frank Gimbel argued in favor of a public forum for handling the pending ethics case against state Justice David Prosser.Read More »
It is bad enough that the Wisconsin Supreme Court is wrong on the public policy regarding the modifiability of child support. Now, thanks to an April decision, the justices not only continue to be wrong about the public policy involved -- they also have confused what should be simple law.Read More »
The first of four Wisconsin Supreme Court justices asked to step aside in the pending ethics case against Justice David Prosser has agreed to do so.Read More »
A Wednesday afternoon boycott staged by four state justices enhanced the fractured image of the Supreme Court and could happen again if its leader doesn’t conform to a new protocol.
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Ethics violation accusations against Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser stemming from an argument with a fellow justice may not move forward if his colleagues agree to recuse themselves from the case.Read More »
In a Tuesday letter to Justice Patience Roggensack, attorney Kevin Reak asked Roggensack to recuse herself from judging any aspect of disciplinary proceedings against Justice David ProsserRead More »
State Bar dues may spike more than 15 percent next year, but assessments imposed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court will drop, albeit slightly.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday unanimously dismissed a case challenging campaign rules that require financial disclosure from groups running issue ads for or against candidates.
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The Wisconsin State Bar dodged a budgetary bullet this week when the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted, 4-3, Monday against a potential performance audit of the organization.Read More »
A sharply divided Wisconsin Supreme Court voted Monday to end its longstanding practice of discussing court administrative matters in open conference.Read More »
Discussion on a series of proposals aimed at improving civility and public trust in the Wisconsin Supreme Court may take place behind closed doors pending a vote by the justices next month to narrow the focus of open administrative conferences.Read More »
As the state Supreme Court inches closer toward a performance audit of the State Bar of Wisconsin, some say the endeavor would be a waste of time and money.Read More »
On Thursday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously denied a petition seeking appointment of civil attorneys at public expense to poor people, but informally endorsed creation of a small-scale pilot project.Read More »
Reluctant to require counties to pay the cost of civil appointments for poor people, the Wisconsin Supreme Court may turn to the State Bar for money to develop one or more pilot projects and test an ambitious proposal that could ultimately cost about $56 million per year.Read More »