The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in a 6-1 decision, recently ruled against a convicted felon who was forced to pay a mandatory $250 DNA surcharge, even though the surcharge was discretionary when she committed the felony crime.
Sentencing courts can consider the facts underlying a previously expunged record in making sentencing decisions, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled, rejecting the claim that information underlying an expunged record is off limits.
Defendants have a constitutional right to confront the witnesses against them. But the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that this right was not violated when a medical examiner testified about a toxicology report she did not generate.
The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission, charged with making recommendations for vacancies in federal judgeships and U.S. attorney positions, is accepting applications for U.S. attorney positions in the Eastern and Western districts.
Last Friday was an extremely busy and productive day for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors, which convened at the State Bar Center in Madison to discuss and consider various proposals, including one from 54 retired judges.
The State Bar of Wisconsin's 52-member Board of Governors urged respect for the independent judiciary today in a unified statement that addresses recent comments by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Larry Martin, currently Associate Executive Director of the State Bar of Wisconsin, will be the organization’s next Executive Director.
The February Wisconsin Lawyer™ looks at national and global practice trends as well as trends in the Badger state.
A woman with ties to a terrorist group that has targeted the Ethiopian government recently lost her case to stay in the U.S. but her removal to Ethiopia is on hold until there’s proof she won’t be tortured there, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A bus driver fired for failing to secure a passenger’s wheelchair, in violation of a company policy, recently won her appeal for unemployment benefits.
It is a criminal offense for a correctional officer to have “sexual contact or sexual intercourse with an individual who is confined in a correctional institution.” Recently, a state appeals court ruled that the law applies to individuals confined to their homes.
The 2017 State Bar of Wisconsin officer candidates represent areas inside and outside of Wisconsin, from Minoqua to Milwaukee, from Madison and Mount Vernon, Virginia. It’s not too late to run for election on these positions, the State Bar Board of The 2017 State Bar of Wisconsin officer candidates represent areas inside and outside of Wisconsin, from Minoqua to Milwaukee, and from Madison to Mount Vernon, Virginia.
A circuit court dismissed an eminent domain case, concluding the private property owners seeking just compensation named the wrong defendant. Recently, a state appeals court reversed, invoking the doctrine of apparent authority.
A man convicted for drunk driving challenged evidence obtained from a blood draw conducted by an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in jail. Recently, the state supreme court upheld the conviction, reversing a lower appeals court decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Wisconsin-based employment case involving Epic Systems Corp., the giant health care software company that required employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of continued employment.
Yesterday, 54 retired Wisconsin judges formally asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to establish a rule requiring recusal or disqualification of a sitting judge who has received a significant campaign contribution from a party to the case.
An obstetrician found liable for negligence in the delivery of a child argued that the testimony of an expert who testified on the standard of medical care should have been excluded as unreliable. Recently, the state supreme court disagreed.
A state appeals court has ruled that prospective tenants in Eau Claire presented insufficient evidence to prove a landlord discriminated against them on the basis of race and family status in refusing to consider them as tenants.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in a 5-2 decision, has denied the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s public records request for video recordings held by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), reversing lower court decisions.
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