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High court clears up Confrontation Clause conflict

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that certain toxicology reports may be admitted at trial without testimony from or cross-examination of the authors of those reports without violating the Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause.

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Winners and losers in Walker’s proposed budget

Gov. Scott Walker last week revealed his proposals for the 2017-2019 budget, which calls for more money for drug courts and pay progression for certain government lawyers while proposing eliminating certain review and advisory boards.

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State Supreme Court hits New Year with full docket

Is a private bid price for a project considered a trade secret under state law? When does the clock start running for a resident to challenge changes towns make to their highways? And was a Waukesha County man’s involuntary commitment properly extended?

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High court to hear arguments in case of attorney charged with mishandling money

The Wisconsin Supreme Court kicks off the year’s oral arguments with three cases, including a disciplinary case in which a Milwaukee lawyer is challenging more than a dozen charges of misconduct. The high court will hear oral arguments at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the case of Milwaukee attorney Christopher Meisel, who the Office of Lawyer Regulation in March 2015 charged ...

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HOW THE JUDGES FARED: A look at 2016’s affirmed and reversal rates

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued nearly 800 decisions in 2016 and affirmed circuit-court judges throughout the state about 86 percent of the time. Of the cases that the Wisconsin Supreme Court chose to review, the justices released 42 decisions and affirmed trial-court judges 65 percent of the time.

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Supreme Court chief proposes pay hikes

The Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice wants raises of more than $20,000 a year for herself and other judges, saying judicial pay in Wisconsin is among the lowest in the country.

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