The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted 6-1 to uphold a new law that allows the use of hearsay at preliminary examinations in felony criminal cases.
Governor Scott Walker is seeking applicants for judicial appointment to the Waukesha County Circuit Court. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, July 24, 2014.
A three-judge panel for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit by three Wisconsin school districts against a health care insurance administrator must go back to state court where it first started more than two years ago.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, which accepted review in 12 new cases recently, may decide whether additional consideration beyond the benefit of continued employment is required to support a no compete provision in an employment contract.
Recently, a 2-1 appeals court majority found no due process violation related to the destruction of a defendant's blood sample before the filing of related charges. However, a dissent and concurrence suggest the process is flawed.
White House insiders Robert Gibbs and Karl Rove talk about numerous political topics in a point-counterpoint moderated by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske, and in an exclusive interview with State Bar Legal Writer Joe Forward.
June 26, 2014 – You are off to a good start when Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy introduces you as the next president of State Bar of Wisconsin. And that’s exactly what happened to Robert Gagan, sworn in as the 59th president last evening.
Judge Pamela Pepper testified today in a hearing before the U.S. Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary, another step in the nomination process to become judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
In a matter of first impression, a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a defendant’s ineffective assistance of counsel claim was properly filed with the state court of appeals and can proceed in that forum.
Wisconsin couples will be in legal limbo while the higher courts decide whether same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, and whether the Wisconsin marriages that did take place from June 6 to June 13 are valid.
Governor Scott Walker is seeking applicants for judicial appointment to the Dane County Circuit Court, Branch 2. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided it won’t review a case on whether a school district in the Milwaukee suburbs violated the U.S. Constitution by holding high school graduations in a church.
A Wisconsin Supreme Court majority recently ruled that a defendant’s constitutional protection against double jeopardy was not violated when the circuit court extended her sentence the day following her sentencing hearing.
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Although police may have “broken the threshold” of a Racine apartment while following leads without a warrant, Cordarol Kirby is still on the hook for the sawed-off shotgun police found in a backpack inside the apartment.
A homeowner who hired an independent contractor to spray potent herbicides that kill unwanted trees and plants may be liable for the tree damage caused to neighboring properties, under a recent decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has drawn a line on what constitutes “use” of a vehicle for purposes of determining whether an underinsured motorist policy covers injuries sustained by a sheriff’s deputy who was on foot when injured.
Valentine Garrido-Crisanto’s foot was crushed while riding in a freight elevator that had no safety gate. However, a state appeals court recently ruled that his safe place and negligence claims were properly dismissed on summary judgment.