Seizure of Car for GPS Tracking Okay, Supreme Court Rules
Police did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they seized James Brereton’s car and placed a Global Positioning System (GPS) device inside the hood to track the car’s movements in real time, a Wisconsin Supreme Court majority has ruled.
Welcome to the New and Improved WisBar!
Feb. 4, 2013 – Visitors to WisBar.org will find a whole new website this week, designed to give our members and the public faster access to the knowledge and information they need.
Supreme Court: No New Trial Despite New Video Evidence
Twelve years after his conviction for armed robbery, Brian Avery argued that a digitally-enhanced video of the crime showed he was too tall to be the robber. But the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that Avery won’t get a new trial.
Gagan and Hanson Run for 2013 President-elect
Attorneys Robert Richard Gagan, Calewarts, Duffy, Gagan, Green Bay, and Charles E. Hanson, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, have accepted nominations to run for 2013 State Bar president-elect. The president-elect serves a one-year term before becoming president.
Supreme Court: Hearing Required Before Child Care License Revoked
Jan. 10, 2013 – The state Department of Children and Families revoked a Milwaukee woman’s child care license in 2010 for crimes committed 22 years ago, under the state's new caregiver law. But the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that she’s entitled to a hearing first.