The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has rejected claims that a deterrence program that increased surveillance on repeat violent offenders was discriminatory and violated the constitutional rights of a person selected to participate.
A 1969 easement allowed the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. to erect and maintain “wood pole structures” on private property for electric transmission lines. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the easement.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a former corrections officer convicted of sexually assaulting a child won’t receive a new trial, rejecting the argument that defendant received ineffective assistance of counsel.
A construction company that severed a sewer line is not liable because it has immunity as a government contractor, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled.
Police arrested Brian Harris after finding him in a vacant residence with copper piping and the tools to remove it. In jail, a detective asked Harris if he wanted to make a statement. Harris said, “They caught me man, I got nothing else to say.”
Allowing use of a police officer’s recorded statements from a dashcam at a suppression hearing did not violate a criminal defendant’s right to confront witnesses even though the police officer died before the hearing, the state supreme court has ruled.
Circuit court judges can appoint “referees” to handle aspects of big cases. Recently, the state supreme court ruled that a referee appointed to handle aspects of a big case in Milwaukee was improperly vested with too much power.
The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission seeks qualified candidates for a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The deadline to submit an application for a potential appointment is April 29, 2017.
The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission is seeking additional candidates for a vacancy in the position of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.
A state appeals court in Milwaukee has ruled that Wisconsin Bell Inc., also known as AT&T Wisconsin, violated state laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on disability when the company terminated an employee diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Twenty-four young lawyers, nominated by legal professionals statewide, attended the fifth annual State Bar of Wisconsin Leadership Development Summit in Green Bay on March 24.
Outstanding Mentor and Young Lawyer: ‘Be the Mentor You Seek’
Brian Dutcher announced on Facebook in June 2015 that he planned to assassinate then-U.S. President Barack Obama. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld Dutcher’s conviction for threatening the President.
With great sadness, the State Bar of Wisconsin has learned that attorney Sara H. Quirt-Sann, 43, is among four victims killed yesterday in shootings that occurred in three separate locations near Wausau, including a law firm in Schofield.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently split 3-3 in a fiduciary duty case involving two business partners, meaning one partner will get $499,000 in compensatory damages from the other but will not receive punitive damages.
Even if an employer has a zero tolerance policy on missing work without notice, an employee who is fired may still qualify for unemployment benefits, a state appeals court has ruled, because state law sets a floor on eligibility.
What do these topics have in common? The March Wisconsin Lawyer profiles lawyers making a difference in the public interest sector, looks at the progress made in serving low-income residents, and reviews how the Daubert standard for admitting evidence has fared since its inception.
A man committed to an institution in 2005 as sexually violent person cannot receive a hearing to determine if he should be discharged, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled, because he did not meet the standard required to obtain a new hearing.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that state law trumps local law on the regulation of weapons, meaning the City of Madison's transit authority could not bar concealed carry-license holders from bring weapons on city buses.
A motorcyclist suspected of drunk driving after hitting a deer was unconscious when a deputy sheriff initiated a warrantless blood draw. Recently, a state supreme court majority ruled the blood draw was legally justified, for different reasons.