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Wisconsin Supreme Court

Jun 11, 2021

Court: Wisconsin health departments can’t close schools

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that local health departments do not have the authority to close schools due emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.

Jun 10, 2021

Supreme Court opts not to act on proposed videoconferencing rule change

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has opted not to act on proposed rule change that aimed to expand state courts' ability to use videoconferencing but, in doing so, raised concerns about defendants' rights.

Wisconsin Supreme Court
Jun 8, 2021

Plain meaning or ’causes confusion’: Supreme Court disagrees on DOT property damage case

Although the majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed a Kenosha company didn't have a claim against the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for property damage in a recent decision, the three dissenting justices said the majority's opinion is going to cause confusion throughout the court system.

Ryan Owens
Jun 2, 2021

4 former Wisconsin Supreme Court justices endorse Owens for AG

Four former Wisconsin Supreme Court justices have endorsed Ryan Owens, a Republican candidate for Wisconsin attorney general.

Jun 2, 2021

Split Supreme Court finds in favor of assessor in contamination valuation

A split Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided an assessor properly valued a contaminated piece of property in downtown Milwaukee when he based his valuation on the potential rental income from its parking lot.

May 26, 2021

Fond du Lac attorney reinstated after second petition to Supreme Court

After a second petition to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, a former Fond du Lac attorney who saw his law license revoked will be able to practice again.

May 25, 2021

Attorney suspended for 60 days as reciprocal discipline for disbarment in Minnesota

An attorney's Wisconsin law license has been suspended for 60 days as reciprocal discipline for his disbarment in Minnesota.

May 24, 2021

Judicial Council hopeful about reviving relationship with Supreme Court

Wisconsin Judicial Council members are hopeful about reviving the council’s relationship with the Wisconsin Supreme Court after their latest meeting.

May 14, 2021

Justices reject rules fast-tracking redistricting lawsuits

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Republican request that all state redistricting lawsuits start in the high court.

May 10, 2021

Supreme Court to hear case on transgender sex-offender registry

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Shawano County transgender woman who has been prohibited from changing her name because of her listing on the state sex-offender registry.

May 4, 2021

Divided Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds man’s gun conviction

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a man who was found guilty of arming himself with a gun while intoxicated, rejecting his arguments that his core Second Amendment rights outweighed a state law against brandishing firearms while drunk.

Apr 28, 2021

Court grants former Waushara County DA’s request for indefinite license suspension

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the law license of the former Waushara County district attorney. Laura Waite was appointed as the Waushara County district attorney in April 2020. After a months-long, unexplained absence from the district attorney’s office, a judge found her to be absent in August and appointed a special administrative prosecutor […]


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