The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case that challenges Wisconsin electoral maps on partisan gerrymandering grounds. Any decision is expected to have far-reaching implications on the redistricting process.
Gov. Scott Walker is seeking applicants for judicial appointment to the circuit court bench in Monroe County.
A landowner who won his adverse possession claim against a neighbor, after a jury trial, recently won again at the appeals court stage.
The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors last Friday registered its opposition to a petition pending before the Wisconsin Supreme Court that would create a hybrid State Bar organization by funding it with mandatory and voluntary dues.
They come from as far away as China, Brazil, and Dallas and Denver. They are 56 new Wisconsin lawyers, more than prepared to start the next phase of their careers.
A state appeals court has ruled that Wisconsin’s “right-to-work” law, enacted in 2015, does not amount to an unconstitutional taking of property from labor organizations, reversing a circuit court decision that previously struck down the law.
With sadness, the State Bar of Wisconsin reports the passing of Past President Gregory B. Conway, on Sept. 15, 2017.
A criminal defendant argued that his lawyer did not tell him that pleading guilty to armed robbery would impact his eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Recently, a state appeals court upheld the plea.
A state appeals court has ruled that three individuals who collected unemployment insurance payments can keep them even though they were ineligible because prior agency interpretations concerning their eligibility were incorrect.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan visited Madison last Friday to share insights and stories in a Q&A format with U.W. Law School Dean Margaret Raymond and those in attendance at U.W. Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has certified an appeal for bypass to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to determine if circuit courts can waive a DNA surcharge that state law imposes on defendants convicted of misdemeanors or felonies.
So-called “anti-combination” laws that prohibit joint ownership and operation of a cemetery and a funeral home withstood a constitutional challenge recently, as a state appeals court has ruled the law has a rational basis.
The September Wisconsin Lawyer, hitting mailboxes soon, is a special focus issue that highlights consumer protection in Wisconsin, how lawyers can help (and get paid), and the legal protections available to you and your clients.
The Texas and Louisiana Gulf coasts continue to experience the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, and will for a long time. As the devastation unfolds, watching families in crisis is difficult. But lawyers can help.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that Cynthia Archer, a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker, cannot pursue claims against six Milwaukee prosecutors and investigators who targeted her in a John Doe probe.
A police officer observed a man walking away from a truck that crashed into a ditch, and stopped him. Recently, a state appeals court rejected the man’s claim that subsequent evidence of operating while intoxicated should have been suppressed.
A convenience store worker punched a customer, who then sued the convenience store owner. Now, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide whether the incident is a covered claim under the convenience store owner’s insurance policy.
It’s easy to see why Tommy Thompson served four terms as Wisconsin’s Governor and rose to Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush: Energy, charisma, and political acumen.
A state appeals court recently upheld the search of a man who was walking on the interstate to retrieve gas for his vehicle despite the man’s argument that the officer did not have reasonable suspicion to believe he possessed a weapon.
A state appeals court recently ruled that the nonfamily beneficiaries in a will are entitled to attorney fees and costs because they prevailed on an appealable contested matter, despite an argument that the parties had reached a settlement.