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‘Really?’: Supreme Court justices disagree on invoking laches in homicide appeal

The Wisconsin Supreme Court disagreed on invoking laches in an appeal case that concerns a defendant's rights in a 2007 homicide conviction. Last week, a 4-3 majority upheld imposing laches in the case, prompting the responses "Really?" in one of the arguments.

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State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly had dozens of his political blog posts removed

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Following his appointment to the bench, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly had dozens of his blog posts pulled down, including ones likening the nation’s safety net to indentured servitude and complaining President Obama’s 2012 re-election was a win for socialism, same-sex marriage, recreational marijuana and tax hikes.

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Supreme Court rejects new trial in 1996 double homicide, clarifies transcript procedure

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In a 4-3 decision announced Tuesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected the possibility of having a new trial in a decade-old double homicide case — a request made because of missing transcripts. In upholding an appellate court's previous decision, the majority concluded the defendant could not prevail without make a facially valid claim of arguably prejudicial error, no matter if all or part of a transcript is on hand.

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Supreme Court overturns ‘unsound’ eyewitness identification ruling

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court is realigning state law with U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning the necessary criteria that must be must to ensure due process is carried out in eyewitness identifications. A majority of the state Supreme Court justices ruled Tuesday to overturn the burden placed on the state in State v. Dubose, calling the ruling “unsound in principle.”

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Supreme Court hears arguments over OWI fine for drunken driver with baby in car

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The Marquette County Courthouse sounded like a math classroom during oral arguments in a Wisconsin Supreme Court case on Monday. The justices asked two attorneys appearing before them how they’d calculate fines in a felony OWI case involving a baby in a car and a blood alcohol concentration more than four times the legal limit.

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