Saturday, March 28, 2020

Wisconsin appellate court week March 30th-April 3rd 2020

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

April 25th [postponed to Spring 2021] Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters

April 28th "Separation of Powers and the Administrative State" Eighth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference, Washington, DC (Save the date)

September 3rd Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Pewaukee, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter -rescheduled from May 8th- (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Wisconsin Supreme Court puts hold on jury trials, halts in-person proceedings statewide in favor of phone and video appearances, Wisconsin Court System

State Bar Works to Ensure Legal Services Remain Exempt from 'Safer at Home' Order, WisBar News

Wisconsin Supreme Court eases step in process for new law school grads, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court Issues Order Allowing Remote Depositions, WisBar News

Court of Appeals Opinions Published Orders- March 2020, Wisconsin Court System, 2020 Wis. App. 11-17

Seventh Circuit Addresses Waiver of Right to Arbitrate. by Anne-Louise T. Mittal, Milwaukee, Foley & Lardner LLP, on Brickstructures Inc. v. Coaster Dynamix Inc., 7th Cir. No. 19-2187

Law-School March Madness: An Update, 2014-15 through 2018-19, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases, Wisconsin Court System

Annual Report 2019, Wisconsin Judicial Commission

Policy Positions - 2020, State Bar of Wisconsin

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session: Two strongly supported bills referred to Committee on Rules.

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference:

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for:


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- March 2020 (March 23rd-April 1st) [postponed]
- April 2020 (April 20th-29th)
Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Wisconsin appellate court week March 23rd-27th 2020

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)

April 28th "Separation of Powers and the Administrative State" Eighth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference, Washington, DC (Save the date)

Being rescheduled from May 8th Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Pewaukee, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter


Supplement to last week

Supreme Court Temporarily Eases CLE Rules, Lawyers Can Get More On-Demand Credits, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

Supreme Court Issues Order on Appellate Court Operations, Deadlines During Pandemic, Inside Track, State Bar of Wisconsin

Seventh Circuit: "All cases scheduled for oral argument from March 30, 2020 through the end of April 2020, will be argued telephonically by counsel." The court has activated its Continuity of Operations Plan.

Elections: Who Will Represent You on the State Bar Board of Governors? Inside Track, State Bar of Wisconsin

Court: Workers can’t drop pay for time spent dressing, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on Piper v. Jones Dairy Farm, 2020 WI 28

State Bar to Host Virtual Town Halls in 10 Practice Areas, Starting March 23, WisBar News

Constitutional Amendment Relating to Crime Victims’ Rights, by Jillian Slaight, Reading the Constitution, Legislative Reference Bureau

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference:

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for:


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- March 2020 (March 23rd-April 1st)
- April 2020 (April 20th-29th)
Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Structural Constitution in the 21st Century

Due to the COVID-19 concerns, the The Federalist Society and its University of Michigan Chapter canceled the the in-person 2020 National Student Symposium at the University of Michigan Law School. The Symposium events continued by video livestream and the videos can be viewed here under the 3.14 Saturday tab.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Wisconsin appellate court week March 16th-20th 2020

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

March 31st [canceled] Rick Graber, President and CEO of the Bradley Foundation, at the Milwaukee Club, other details to follow, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)

April 28th "Separation of Powers and the Administrative State" Eighth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference, Washington, DC (Save the date)

May 8th Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Pewaukee, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter (save the date)


Supplement to last week

SCOW lets State skirt Double Jeopardy in child sexual assault cases, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Schultz, 2020 WI 24

Justia Opinion Summary, on Lang v. Lions Club of Cudahy Wisconsin Inc., 2020 WI 25

- Supreme Court Digest and
- Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel D. Blinka and Prof. Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School
- Lawyer Discipline, by Office of Lawyer Regulation
Wisconsin Lawyer - March 2020

- Lawyers: Help Heal the Profession, President's Message column by Jill M. Kastner, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, president of the State Bar of Wisconsin
- Living a Life in Service to Others, Your State Bar column by Larry J. Martin, executive director, State Bar of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Lawyer - March 2020

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report - February 2020, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1968-69, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Justices push back against Karofsky’s corruption allegations, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Private Landowner’s Road Claim Not Barred in Eminent Domain Dispute, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on DSG Evergreen Family Limited Partnership v. Town of Perry, 2020 WI 23

D.C. Circuit Sidesteps Bristol-Myers Personal Jurisdiction Defense in Class Action, but Seventh Circuit Rejects It, Michael D. Leffel, Madison, and Aaron R. Wegrzyn, Milwaukee, Foley & Lardner LLP, on Mussat v. IQVIA (No. 19-1204, 7th Cir.)

Contentious State Supreme Court Debate Focuses On Fitness For Office, Wisconsin Public Radio

Attendance limited at Supreme Court oral arguments during March, Wisconsin Court System

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference:

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for:


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- March 2020 (March 23rd-April 1st)
- April 2020 (April 20th-29th)
Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Friday, March 13, 2020

Wisconsin Constitution Day

Today marks the 172nd anniversary of the ratification of the Wisconsin Constitution in 1848.

Its current text is available at the Legislative Reference Bureau.

Background and original text are available at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

The published journal of the 1847-48 constitutional convention is available at Hathi Trust.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Wisconsin appellate court week March 9th-13th 2020

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

March 13th-14th "The Structural Constitution in the 21st Century", National Student Symposium, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor (details and registration)

March 31st Rick Graber, President and CEO of the Bradley Foundation, at the Milwaukee Club, other details to follow, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)

April 28th "Separation of Powers and the Administrative State" Eighth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference, Washington, DC (Save the date)

May 8th Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Pewaukee, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Appeals Court: Sports Memorabilia Collection Contract Not Enforceable, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on Habel v. Estate of Capelli, 2019AP314 (Recommended for publication)

Deal Jumpers by Michael D. Cicchini, 2021 U. Illinois L. Rev. __ (2021, Forthcoming) SSRN (2020), via Wisconsin State Public Defender

Wrongful Detention, on Mueller v. TL90108 LLC, 2020 WI 7, Wisconsin Civil Justice Council

Appeals Court: Arrest Records Must Be Expunged from State Crime Database, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, State v. Hall, 2018AP227 (Recommended for publication)

Agency Rulemaking Procedures, on Applegate-Bader Farm LLC v. DOR, 2018AP1239 (Recommended for publication), Wisconsin Civil Justice Council

Construction Statute of Repose, Nooyen v. Wisconsin Electric Power Co., 2019AP289 (Recommended for publication), Wisconsin Civil Justice Council

State Bar to Host Supreme Court Candidate Debate on March 19, Inside Track, State Bar of Wisconsin (RSVP by March 17th)

No Pretext: Wisconsin Employers Win Federal Appeals in Discrimination Cases, by Joe Forward, Inside Track, State Bar of Wisconsin, on Robertson v. State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (7th Cir. No. 19-1179) and Stelter v. Wisconsin Physician’s Service Ins. Corp. (7th Cir. No. 18-3689)

Election Ahead: Q&A with State Bar of Wisconsin President-elect Candidates, Inside Track, State Bar of Wisconsin

Hamilton Political Tidbits, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Political Advertising, Digital Platforms, and the Democratic Deficiencies of Self-Regulation, Robert Yablon, University of Wisconsin Law School, 104 Minn. L. Rev. Headnotes 13 (2020), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1584

Focused Ethnography: A Methodological Approach for Engaged Legal Research, by Tonya Brito, Daanika Gordon and David J. Pate, Jr., in From the Ground Up: Legal Scholarship for the Urban Core, ed. Peter Enrich & Rashmi Dyal-Chand (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2019), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1583

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference:

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for:


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- February 2020 (February 24th-March 4th
- March 2020 (March 23rd-April 1st)
- April 2020 (April 20th-29th)
Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Wisconsin appellate court week March 2nd-6th 2020

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

March 5th On Statutory Interpretation, Judge Diane Sykes of the 7th Circuit, Madison Lawyers Chapter and University of Wisconsin Student Chapter (details and registration)

March 13th-14th "The Structural Constitution in the 21st Century", National Student Symposium, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor (details and registration)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)

April 28th "Separation of Powers and the Administrative State" Eighth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference, Washington, DC (Save the date)

May 8th Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Pewaukee, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Wisconsin Supreme Court denies review in a number of cases, Wisconsin Court System

State Bar Board Hears Remarks from Justice Hagedorn, Discusses 2021 Budget, WisBar News

Insurer Did Not Breach Duty to Defend, Followed Judicially Preferred Procedures, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on Choinsky v. Employers Insurance Co. of Wausau, 2020 WI 3

Court: Wisconsin must expunge criminal records from database, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on Hall v. Wisconsin Department of Justice, 2018AP2274, (Recommended for Publication)

February 2020 Published Order, 2020 WI App 7-9

Justia Opinion Summary, on DSG Evergreen Family Limited Partnership v. Town of Perry, 2020 WI 23

Partial SCOW defense win; two charges for two different strength pills multiplicitous, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Brantner, 2020 WI 21

Comparing the Supreme Courts of Wisconsin and its Four Neighbors–An Update for 2016-17 through 2018-19, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Wisconsin court overturns ruling ordering voter purge, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, 2020AP112 and 2019AP2397 (Recommended for Publication)

Legislature Expands Courts, Approves Merit Pay for SPD, Rotunda Report, State Bar of Wisconsin

Court of appeals rejects DOJ’s reading of arrest record expungement statute, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Hall v. Wisconsin Department of Justice, 2018AP2274, (recommended for publication)

Sanction for violation of juvenile disposition order limited to 10 calendar days, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. A.A., 2018AP1497 (recommended for publication)

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference:

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for:


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- February 2020 (February 24th-March 4th
- March 2020 (March 23rd-April 1st)
- April 2020 (April 20th-29th)
Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Monday, February 24, 2020

Wisconsin appellate court week February 24th-28th 2020

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

March 5th On Statutory Interpretation, Judge Diane Sykes of the 7th Circuit, Madison Lawyers Chapter and University of Wisconsin Student Chapter (details and registration)

March 13th-14th "The Structural Constitution in the 21st Century", National Student Symposium, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor (details and registration)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)

April 28th "Separation of Powers and the Administrative State" Eighth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference, Washington, DC (Save the date)

May 8th Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Pewaukee, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter (save the date)


Supplement to last week

SCOW: defendant didn’t forfeit sentencing claim by failing to object during sentencing, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Counihan, 2020 WI 12

SCOW holds ch. 51 commitment not moot but affirms on the merits, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Marathon County v. D.K., 2020 WI 18

Circuit court erred in admitting video statements of children under § 908.08, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Mercado, 2018AP2419-CR (recommended for publication)

Ban on firearm silencers is constitutional, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Barrett, 2018AP2324-CR (recommended for publication)

Recent Supreme Court opinions:
- Fraudulent Representation, Hinrichs v. Dow Chemical Co., 2020 WI 2
- Successor Liability, Veritas Steel LLC v. Lunda Construction Co., 2019 WI 3
Recent Court of Appeals opinions recommended for publication:
- Duty of Care to Trespassers, Stroede v. Society Insurance, 2018AP1880 and 2018AP2371
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council

Kelly, Karofsky win high court primary, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Wisconsin Assembly calls for constitutional convention, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

SCOW clarifies how to calculate OWI fines subject to multiple enhancers, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Neill, 2020 WI 15

Defense win: New trial ordered due to evidence suggesting defendant was repeat drunk driver, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Diehl, 2019AP1176-CR (recommended for publication)

Hamilton Political Tidbits - February 21, 2020, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Wisconsin Judicial Council February 21, 2020 Meeting Agenda

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for:


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- February 2020 (February 24th-March 4th
- March 2020 (March 23rd-April 1st)
- April 2020 (April 20th-29th)
Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Wisconsin appellate court week February 17th-21st 2020

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

March 5th On Statutory Interpretation, Judge Diane Sykes of the 7th Circuit, Madison Lawyers Chapter and University of Wisconsin Student Chapter (details and registration)

March 13th-14th "The Structural Constitution in the 21st Century", National Student Symposium, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor (details and registration)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)

April 28th "Separation of Powers and the Administrative State" Eighth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference, Washington, DC (Save the date)

May 8th Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Pewaukee, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument
- State v. Gutierrez, 2017AP2364-CR
- Skindzelewski v. Smith, 2018AP623
- Waukesha County v. J.J.H., 2018AP168
WisconsinEye video

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report - January 2020, Wisconsin Court System

Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School:
- Supreme Court Digest and
- Court of Appeals Digest
Wisconsin Lawyer - February 2020

- Why Diversity and Inclusion are Important, President's Message by Jill M. Kastner, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, President of the State Bar of Wisconsin
- Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport, Your State Bar column by Larry J. Martin. executive director for the State Bar of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Lawyer - February 2020

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1969-70, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

State Supreme Court Rejects Jurisdictional Challenge in OWI Case, by Joe Forward, WisBar New, on State v. Hansen, 2020 WI 11

Choinsky v. Germantown School District Board of Education, 2020 WI 11, Justia Opinion Summary

Legislature Sprints Toward Finish of 2019-2020 Session, by Cale Battles, Government Relations Coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin, Rotunda Report

Sheboygan gets Wisconsin Supreme Court's unanimous OK to annex land for Kohler golf course, by AnnMarie Hilton, Sheboygan Press, on Town of Wilson v. City of Sheboygan, 2020 WI 16

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for:


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- February 2020 (February 24th-March 4th
- March 2020 (March 23rd-April 1st) Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Wisconsin appellate court week February 10th-14th 2020

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

March 5th On Statutory Interpretation, Judge Diane Sykes of the 7th Circuit, Madison Lawyers Chapter and University of Wisconsin Student Chapter (details and registration)

March 13th-14th "The Structural Constitution in the 21st Century", National Student Symposium, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor (details and registration)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)

May 8th Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Pewaukee, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Wisconsin court: Bid to recover smuggled car can continue, Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on Mueller v. TL90108 LLC, 2020 WI 7

Statute of Repose Bars Asbestos-related Claim by Former Power Plant Worker, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on Nooyen v. Wisconsin Electric Power Co., 2019AP289

The Third Branch - Fall/Winter 2019-20, quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system

Marathon County v. D. K., 2020 WI 8, Justia

Ghostwriting for Pro Se Litigants: Supreme Court Weighing Petition, by Joe Forward, Inside Track, State Bar of Wisconsin

2019 in Review, by Gregg Herman, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Law Journal

Marsy's Law question that strengthens the rights of crime victims will remain on April 7 ballot, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [proposed amendment to Wisconsin Constitution, Article I, Section 9m]

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for:


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- February 2020 (February 24th-March 4th
- March 2020 (March 23rd-April 1st) Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Wisconsin appellate court week February 3rd-7th 2020

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

February 3rd Nadine Strossen "Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship" Marquette Student Chapter (details)

February 4th Nadine Strossen "Hate: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship" University of Wisconsin Student Chapter (details)

March 13th-14th "The Structural Constitution in the 21st Century", National Student Symposium, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor (details and registration)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)

May 8th Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Pewaukee, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Lessons from Epic System’s Arbitration Ruling: Classify Employees as Exempt Cautiously, by Jennifer S. Mirus and Brian P. Goodman, Boardman Clark LLP, Madison, Labor & Employment Blog, State Bar of Wisconsin, on Epic Sys. Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S.Ct. 1612 (2018)

Court of Appeals Published Orders - January 2020, 2020 WI App 2-5, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases, Wisconsin Court System

A New Maverick on the Wisconsin Supreme Court? by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Kelly accuses Karofsky of slander in Supreme Court forum, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for:


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- February 2020 (February 24th-March 4th
- March 2020 (March 23rd-April 1st) Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders