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WI Supreme Court Digest

Sep 16, 2021

Divorce – Marital Settlement Agreement

Kathy Siech and Paul Schwab divorced in 1992.

Sep 9, 2021

Certified Question – Transportation Aid

This case is before the court on a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals: for the Seventh Circuit. See Wis. Stat. § 821.01 (2019-20).

Sep 9, 2021

Bar Admission

We review, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 40.08(7), the final decision of the Board of Bar Examiners (Board) declining to certify that the petitioner, Abby D. Padlock, has satisfied the character and fitness requirements for admission to the Wisconsin bar set forth in SCR 40.06(1).

Sep 9, 2021

Abuse of Discretion – Admission of Evidence

George Steven Burch appeals a judgment of conviction for first-degree intentional homicide on the grounds that two pre-trial evidentiary motions were incorrectly denied.

Sep 1, 2021

Plea & Sentencing – Plea Withdrawal

This case is before the court on bypass pursuant to Wis. Stat. § (Rule) 809.60 (2019-20).

Sep 1, 2021

Suppression of Evidence – Good Faith Exception

Both the State of Wisconsin and Dawn Prado seek review of a published decision of the court of appeals, which determined that Wisconsin's incapacitated driver provision contained within the implied consent statute, Wis. Stat. § 343.305 (2017-18) is unconstitutional.

Sep 1, 2021

Jury Instructions

In the middle of the night, Alan M. Johnson snuck into the home of his brother-in-law (K.M.) seeking evidence of child pornography.

Aug 31, 2021

Motion to Suppress Denied – Poly-graph Interview

This case is about a post-polygraph interview.

Aug 31, 2021

Certification Question – Guilty-plea-waiver Rule

This case is before us on certification from the court of appeals pursuant to Wis. Stat. § (Rule) 809.61 (2019-20).

Aug 31, 2021

Sentencing Guidelines – Probation

Jordan Lickes seeks review of the court of appeals decision, which reversed the Green County Circuit Court's order expunging three of Lickes's convictions.

Aug 25, 2021

Statutory Authority – Emergency Order

Exercising our original jurisdiction under Article VII, Section 3(2) of the Wisconsin Constitution, we consolidate and review three cases challenging the authority of Janel Heinrich, in her capacity as a local health officer of Public Health of Madison and Dane County (PHMDC), to issue an emergency order closing all schools in Dane County for in-person instruction in grades 3-12.

Aug 25, 2021

Statutory Interpretation – Cooperative Plan

We review a published decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the Circuit Court for Dodge County that reversed the Department of Administration's (the "Department") approval of a cooperative plan (the "Plan") between the Village of Kekoskee (the "Village") and the Town of Williamstown (the "Town") and remanded the matter back to the Department.

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