Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week January 22nd-26th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Court of Appeals Published Orders - December 2017

Supreme Court
- Monthly Statistical Report - December 2017;
- Disposition table - December 2017, 2018 WI 5;
- McNally v. Capital Cartage Inc. 015AP2627 oral argument audio/video, WisconsinEye;
- Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Toran 2016AP112-D oral argument audio/video, WisconsinEye;
Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases, Wisconsin Court System

Annual Check of the Supreme Court’s Docket, 2017-18, by Alan Ball, Marquette Uniersity, SCOWstats

Meet Your State Bar President-elect Candidates: Jill Kastner and Randall Nash, Inside Track

Supreme Court appoints new Clerk of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates spar over 'rule of law' comments by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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 (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


2017 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, by Chief Justice John Roberts

U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List January 2018
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Friday, January 19, 2018

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Forum January 22nd 2018

With Justice Michael Gableman not seeking a second term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court a contested election has been set up for 2018 to fill this seat. The Federalist Society, committed to raising the profile of judicial elections and increasing voter knowledge of their options in those elections, proudly invites you to attend our candidate forum on Monday, January 22 in Milwaukee. This candidate forum will provide the candidates with the opportunity to discuss their judicial philosophies and their views of the role of the Supreme Court in our system of government.

All three candidates have been invited and we have the confirmed participation of Judge Michael Screnock and Judge Rebecca Dallet. [Update: we are told that Attorney Tim Burns has now also confirmed that he will participate.] Professor Ryan Owens of the University of Wisconsin - Madison will serve as moderator.

The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Avenue, in downtown Milwaukee.

     Schedule
4:30-5:30 PM Drinks & Hors d'oeuvres
5:30-7:00 PM Candidate Forum

There is no charge to attend but registration is required.

Sponsored by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Journal of In-Chambers Practice, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2017)

"(complete issue here)"

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week January 15th-19th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1981-1982, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Supreme Court oral argument (Calendar and Case Synopses)
- Talley v. Mustafa No. 2015AP2356
- Shugarts v. Mohr No. 2015AP2356
- Golden Sands Dairy LLC v. Town of Saratoga No. 2015AP1258
- Cintas Corp. No. 2 v. Becker Property Services LLC No. 2015AP2457
- State v. McAlister No. 2014AP2561
WisconsinEye audio/video

Monthly Statistical Report - December 2017, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Judicial Council meets January 19th

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


2017 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, by Chief Justice John Roberts

U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List January 2018
- Latest slip opinions

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

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week January 8th-12th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Attorneys Rate State Circuit Court Judges in Wisconsin Judicial Performance Database, by Bonnie Shucha, WisBlawg, University of Wisconsin Law School Library

Eschewing tradition, Supreme Court candidate Burns openly shares political views, from The Capitol Report, Bridgetower Media Newswires, Wisconsin Law Journal

With candidate field set, state Supreme Court race ramps up, by Mark Sommerhauser, Wisconsin State Journal

- Supreme Court Digest and Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel D. Blinka and Prof. Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School
- Lawyer Discipline, Office of Lawyer Regulation
- Unacceptable Behavior: Sexual Abuse and Harassment of Women, by Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber Swanson Mares Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, president of the State Bar of Wisconsin
- The Need for Speed: Commercial Court Open for Business, by Michael Aprahamian, Circuit Court Judge, Waukesha County
Wisconsin Lawyer - January 2018

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 January 2018
- Latest slip opinions

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

Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 Green Bag Almanac & Reader

"This year’s 'Almanac Excerpts' consists of more than mere excerpts – it is the entire 'Ethereal Version' of the 2017 Green Bag Almanac & Reader! Download it here."

Monday, January 1, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week January 2nd-5th 2018

Supplement to last week:

December 2017 Published Orders, Wisconsin Court of Appeals

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 no oral argument scheduled.


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

Monday, December 25, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week December 26th-29th 2017

Supplement to last week:

State Bar of Wisconsin Announces Candidates for President-Elect, Secretary and Judicial Council, Press Release

Comparing Wisconsin’s Supreme Court with the Courts of Other States: Felony Appeals, Part 2, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

In the matter to amend SCRs 32.001, 32.02, and 32.04 (Continuing Education for Wisconsin Judiciary), No. 17-11, 2017 WI 109

Outcomes for Publicly-Funded and Private Defense Attorneys, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases, 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:

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 no oral argument scheduled.


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 17, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week December 18th-22nd 2017

Supplement to last week:

State Bar Supports Legislation to Assist Rural Lawyers with Student Loans, Rotunda Report

Candidates Named for President-elect, Secretary, and Judicial Council, 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 no oral argument scheduled.


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 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