Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week December 11th-15th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Court of Appeals Published Orders - November 2017;
Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report - November 2017;
Supreme Court Disposition table - November 2017, 2017 WI 101;
Wisconsin Court System

Top 10 Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions, by Lisa M. Lawless, Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee;
Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel D. Blinka and Prof. Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee;
Top 10 Recent Wisconsin Federal Court Decisions, by Michael B. Brennan, Gass Weber Mullins LLC, Milwaukee; and
Lawyer Discipline, Office of Lawyer Regulation;
- Wisconsin Lawyer - December 2017

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 - 2017/2018 Term.

Next conferences on pending petitions for review are

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List December 2017
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week December 4th-8th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Court of Appeals Opinions Published Orders - November 2017, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin DWD v. Wisconsin LIRC, No. 2016AP1365, Supreme Court Oral Argument, Wisconsin Eye audio/video

State Bar Board Supports Pro Hac Vice Fee Increase, Honors Legal Innovators, WisBar News

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 - 2017/2018 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List December 2017
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week November 27th-December 1st 2017

Supplement to last week:

Leadership and the Courts, Panel 5 at the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership Conference:, featuring Professor Ryan Owens, Chief Justice Patience Roggensack, Former US Solicitor General Paul Clement, Judge Michael R. Fitzpatrick, Professor Miriam Seifter (UW Law) and State Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin; WisconsinEye audio/video

Felony Appeals: A Comparison of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court with the Courts of other States, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

Assembly Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations public hearing, at the Wisconsin State Capitol, WisconsinEye audio/video

Investiture Ceremony for Justice Annette Ziegler, at the Wisconsin State Capitol, WisconsinEye audio/video

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:

December (Oral Argument Schedule)
- 1st and 5th
Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is

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

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List December 2017
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week November 20th-24th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument:
- State v. Bartelt 2015AP2506-CR
- Milwaukee Police Association v. City of Milwaukee 2015AP2375
WisconsinEye audio/video

Wisconsin Judicial Conference annual meeting:
- State of the Judiciary, address by Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
- State of the Director's Office, address by Director of State Courts Randy R. Koschnick,
Wisconsin Court System

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Appointments: Where are We Now? by Joe Forward, Inside Track

High court issues order for changes to appellate briefing rules, by Erika Strebel, Wisconsin Law Journal

Justice Dan Kelly: 'Join Me' in Judging High School Mock Trial, Inside Track

State of the Judiciary: Chief Justice Highlights Court Efforts on Opioid Crisis, WisBar News

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:

December (Oral Argument Schedule)
- 1st and 5th
Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is December 11th.

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

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for November 21st.


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term, Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week November 13th-17th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Foxconn deal tips scales of justice in Wisconsin, by Edward Fallone, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Supreme Court Oral Argument:
- Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Nora 2013AP653-D
- Horizon Bank N.A. v. Marshalls Point Retreat LLC 2016AP832
- Winnebago County v. J.M. 2016AP619
WisconsinEye audio/video

Wisconsin Senate OKs constitutional convention call, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Lawyer Discipline, summaries by the Office of Lawyer Regulation, and
Court of Appeals Digest, by Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School,
Wisconsin Lawyer - November 2017

Strong Courts and a Strong Bar Are Mutual Reinforcements, President's Message, by Paul G. Swanson, Swanson Mares Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, president of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer - November 2017

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:

November (Calendar and Case Synopses):
14th (a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage)
December (Oral Argument Schedule)
- 1st and 5th
Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 13th followed by December 11th.

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

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for November 14th and 21st.

Meeting of Judicial Conference November 15-17, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, 2017 Judicial Education State Court Program Calendar, Wisconsin Court System (Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;)


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term, Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week November 6th-10th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Wisconsin Supreme Court public rules hearing:
- Rule Petition 17-04 Mandatory State Bar Dues: repeal and replace SCR 10.03(5)(b) with SCR 10.03(5)(b)-(e) and to amend SCR 10.03(6)
- Rule Petition 17-03 Class Actions: proposed amendments to Wisconsin Statutes §§ 803.08 and 426.110
WisconsinEye audio/video (two part)

Supreme Court Hears Petition on Bifurcated State Bar Dues Structure, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

Wisconsin Supreme Court Oral Argument:
- CED Properties, LLC v. City of Oshkosh 2016AP474
- State v. Carter 2015AP1311
WisconsinEye audio/video

Seventh Circuit To Welcome First New Judge Since 2009, by Thomas L. Shriner Jr., Wisconsin Appellate Law, Foley & Lardner LLP

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 11 new cases, Wisconsin Court System

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report - October 2017, Wisconsin Court System

Supreme Court Disposition table - October 2017, Wisconsin Court System

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:

November (Calendar and Case Synopses):
- 7th and 14th (a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage)
December (Oral Argument Schedule)
- 1st and 5th
Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 13th.

Pending rules petitions include

- those scheduled for hearing or conference November 6th (see Agenda) (a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for November 14th and 21st.


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term, Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week October 30th-November 3rd 2017

Supplement to last week:

Next meeting December 15th, Wisconsin Judicial Council

Supreme Court Oral Argument
- Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Stafsholt 2015AP1586
- State v. Bell 2015AP2667-CR and 2015AP2668-CR
WisconsinEye audio/video

Abrahamson says she missed arguments because of illness, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

October 2017 Published Orders, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1982-1983, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

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:

November (Calendar and Case Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available):
- 1st (Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage)
- 7th (Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage)
- 14th
December Oral Argument Schedule
- 1st
- 5th
Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 13th.

Pending rules petitions include

- those scheduled for hearing or conference October 30th (see Agenda) (WisconsinEye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;)
- those scheduled for hearing or conference November 6th (see Agenda)
(a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available).

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for October 31st, and November 14th and 21st.


U.S. Supreme Court, 2016 Term, Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week October 23rd-27th 2017

Tuesday, October 24th Supreme Court Panel

Below are links to various court opinions relevant to the event. If you are a Wisconsin Attorney and wish to receive CLE credit for attending, please access and review this material in advance of the discussion.
- Operton v. Labor and Industry Review Commission, 2017 WI 46
- Milewski v. Town of Dover, 2017 WI 79
- State v. Weber, 2016 WI 96
- Voces De La Frontera, Inc. v. Clarke, 2017 WI 16
- Democratic Party of Wisconsin v. Wisconsin Department of Justice, 2016 WI 100
- Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. Lanning, 2016 WI APP 72

Supplement to last week:

Justice Kelly a Maverick? An Update on Fourth Amendment Cases, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstat

Fiscal 2017 State Bar Financials, Wisconsin Lawyer - October 2017

Court of Appeals Digest, by Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Wisconsin Lawyer - October 2017

A Conversation We Can't Avoid, by Larry J. Martin, executive director, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer - October 2017

The Supreme Court October 30, 2017 public rules hearing agenda is now available. The hearing will be on petitions regarding
- Mandatory State Bar Dues No. 17-04
- Multi-Party Briefing in Appellate Matters, No. 17-05

Tough Talk and the Institutional Legitimacy of Our Courts, Hallows Lecture by Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, Marquette Lawyer - Fall 2017

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 October 23rd (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and November 1st, 7th, and 14th and December 1st and 5th. Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 13th.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference October 30th (see Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;) and November 6th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for October 23rd and 31st, and November 14th and 21st.


U.S. Supreme Court, 2016 Term, Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Saturday, October 14, 2017

'Panel discussion on the Wisconsin Supreme Court' October 24th 2017

Our panel discussion on the Wisconsin Supreme Court will take place at a Noon luncheon Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

Our panelists are

Judge Diane Sykes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will moderate the panel.

Thanks to the generous support of the Federalist Society’s State Courts Project, the cost for attending the panel is just $10. Please register by Friday, October 20th at our Eventbrite page.

Please note that lunch will served promptly at noon, and that because space is limited for this event, walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a seat.

Presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter. #FedSocEvents

Friday, October 13, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week October 16th-20th 2017

Supplement to last week:

The Third Branch, summer/fall 2017, quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system

Public Hearing to Address Judicial Recusal Rules, by Edward A. Fallone, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

High court issues order on changes to evidence rules, by Erika Strebel, Wisconsin Law Journal

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 October 23rd (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available;) and November 1st, 7th, and 14th and December 1st and 5th. Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 13th.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference October 30th and November 6th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for October 23rd and 31st, and November 14th.


U.S. Supreme Court, 2016 Term, Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Populism and its critics

Video of a symposium hosted by The New Criterion and The Social Affairs Unit on September 29, 2017.

Session I

Session II

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week October 9th-13th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Supreme Court oral argument audio/video:
- Springer v. Nohl Electric Products Corp., 2015AP829
- Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Wuensch, 2015AP175
- State v. Hendricks, 2015AP2429-CR
- Westmas v. Selective Insurance Co. of South Carolina, 2015AP1039
-Partnership Health Plan, Inc. v. Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, 2015AP1331
WisconsinEye

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report - September 2017, Disposition table - September 2017, and Oral Argument Schedule - December 2017, Wisconsin Court System

Supreme Court Rules: Reciprocity for Tribal Lawyers, Evidence Rules Changes, by Joe Forward, Inside Track

Leaders Wanted: Run for a 2018 State Bar Officer or Board Position, Inside Track

October 20, 2017 Meeting Agenda, Wisconsin Judicial Council

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 October 23rd (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and November 1st, 7th, and 14th and December 1st and 5th. Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is October 9th, followed by November 13th.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference October 30th and November 6th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for October 23rd and 31st, and November 14th.


U.S. Supreme Court, 2016 Term, Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Friday, September 29, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week October 2nd-6th 2017

Supplement to last week:

State Bar Board Opposes Petition on Hybrid Voluntary/Mandatory Dues, WisBar News

Scott Walker’s Conservative Judges Are a Model for the Nation, by CJ Szafir and Matthew Fernholz, National Review

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1983-1984, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Court of Appeals September 2017 Published Orders, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court cuts stipends for judges who asked for tougher conflict standards, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Conservative justices endorse Screnock in Supreme Court bid, WisPolitics

Supreme Court and Governor Eliminate Funding for Judicial Council, Wisconsin Civil Justice Council

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 October 2nd, 3rd, and 23rd (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and November 1st, 7th, and 14th. Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is October 9th.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference October 30th a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;) and November 6th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for October 23rd and 31st, and November 14th.



U.S. Supreme Court, 2016 Term, Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week September 25th-29th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Members - August 2017, Wisconsin Judicial Council

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-August 2017, Wisconsin Court System

Supreme Court Annual Statistical Report for 2016-2017 Term, Wisconsin Court System

Committee assignments - September 2017, Wisconsin Judicial Council

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 October 2nd, 3rd, and 23rd and November 1st, 7th, and 14th. Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is October 9th.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference September 25th (see Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;) and October 30th and November 6th.

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.



U.S. Supreme Court, 2016 Term, Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders



Wisconsin Judicial Commission latest Annual Report 2016 Calendar Year and Case Disposition Tables through 2015



Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week September 18th-22nd 2017

Supplement to last week:

Supreme Court oral argument audio/video:
- Estate of Miller v. Storey 2014AP2420
- Halbman v. Barrock 2015AP1904
- Sands v. Menard 2012AP2377 and 2015AP870
WisconsinEye

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-August 2017, Wisconsin Court System

Supreme Court oral argument audio/video:
- Department of Natural Resources v. Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV 2016AP1980-W
- Metropolitan Associates v. City of Milwauke 2016AP21
WisconsinEye

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to any
as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument September 20th (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; ) and October 2nd, 3rd, and 23rd and November 1st, 7th, and 14th.

Supreme Court Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term

The next conference on pending petitions for review is October 9th.

Supreme Court 2017-2018 administrative calendar

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference September 25th and October 30th.

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-August 2017 and Annual Statistical Report 2015-2016 Term

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.

Court of Appeals Annual Report - 2016



U.S. Supreme Court, 2016 Term, Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders



Wisconsin Judicial Commission latest Annual Report 2016 Calendar Year and Case Disposition Tables through 2015



Wisconsin Judicial Council: