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U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week September 11th-15th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Agenda for the meeting September 15, 2017, Wisconsin Judicial Council

Supreme Court oral argument audio/video:
- State v. Smith 2015AP756-CR
- Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. Lanning 2015AP1530
- State v. Reyes Fuerte 2015AP2041-CR
WisconsinEye

The Voting Records of Justices Crooks and Prosser and Justices Rebecca Bradley and Kelly: Some Comparisons, by Alan Ball, Marquette Universtity, SCOWstats

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 12th, 15th, and 20th (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; ) and October 2nd, 3rd, and 23rd.

Supreme Court Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term

The next conference on pending petitions for review is September 11th followed by 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.

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-July 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:

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Aditya Bamzai 'The Separation of Powers and the Administrative State' September 7th 2107

Prof. Aditya Bamzai of the University of Virginia School of Law will speak on 'The Separation of Powers and the Administrative State' at a Noon luncheon Thursday, September 7, 2107 at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

The cost to attend is $15. Reservations may be made in any of the following ways:
  • Visit EventBrite and make your reservation with credit card payment.
  • E-mail with payment at the door.
  • If you received an email enclosing an invitation, print and complete your response and mail it to: Federalist Society, c/o Mr. Nathan D. Imfeld, Foley & Lardner LLP, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Seating is limited. Refunds cannot be given to those who reserve but do not attend.
Presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter. #FedSocEvents

Monday, September 4, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week September 4th-8th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Projects Update - August 2017, Wisconsin Judicial Council

Supreme Court Digest, by Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Wisconsin Lawyer - September 2017

Lawyers Promoting Good Government, President's Message column by Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber Swanson Mares Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, president-elect, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer - September 2017

Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Wisconsin Lawyer - September 2017

Darkness on a Sunny Day, Your State Bar column by Larry Martin, executive director, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer - September 2017

Lawyer Discipline, by Office of Lawyer Regulation, Wisconsin Lawyer - September 2017

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 5th, 12th, 15th, and 20th (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and October 2nd, 3rd, and 23rd.

Supreme Court Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term

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

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.

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:

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week August 28th-September 1st 2017

Supplement to last week:

Supreme Court Accepts 10 More Cases, Including Negligent Supervision Case, WisBar News

High court appoints three attorneys to lawyer-regulation committee, by Erika Strebel, Wisconsin Law Journal

State Bar Memo to JFC on Key Budget Issues, Rotunda Report

Raise drives justices to slash funding for advisory council, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

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 5th, 12th, 15th, and 20th and October 2nd, 3rd, and 23rd.

Supreme Court Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term

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

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.

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-July 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:

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week August 21st-25th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1984-1985, by Alan Ball, Marquette University

Wisconsin seat on U.S. appeals court remains a symbol of partisan judicial wars, by Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

What the Wisconsin Supreme Court doesn’t want you to see, by Wisconsin State Journal, Associated Press

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 5th, 12th, 15th, and 20th and October 2nd, 3rd, and 23rd.

Supreme Court Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term

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

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.

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-July 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:

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week August 14th-18th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Madison Lawyer Chapter: ACS Forum with Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates, at Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison, WisconsinEye audio and video

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 5th, 12th, 15th, and 20th and October 2nd, 3rd, and 23rd.

Supreme Court Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term

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

Supreme Court 2017-2018 administrative calendar

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

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

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-July 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:

Monday, August 7, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week August 7th-11th 2017

Supplement to last week:

A 'Better Deal' requires fair courts, by Tim Burns, Perkins Coie, Madison, and Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate, The Capital Times (via Patrick Marley)

Koschnick given supreme send-off, by Ryan Whisner, Daily Jefferson County Union (via State Bar of Wisconsin

Help Set Wisconsin Court System Priorities: Take the Critical Issues Survey – Deadline is Aug. 9, Inside Track

The 2016-17 Term: Some More Impressions, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Observations on the Wisconsin Supreme Court's 2016-17 Term, by Joe Forward, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, and Michael B. Brennan, Gass Weber Mullins LLC, Milwaukee, Inside Track

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-July 2017

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 5th, 12th, 15th, and 20th and October 2nd, 3rd, and 23rd.

Supreme Court Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term

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

Supreme Court 2017-2018 administrative calendar

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

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

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-July 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:

Friday, August 4, 2017

President Trump nominates Michael Brennan to 7th Circuit judgeship

Among those whose nominations were announced by the President yesterday,
"If confirmed, Michael B. Brennan of Wisconsin will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Brennan currently serves as a partner in the Milwaukee law firm Gass Weber Mullins LLC, where he tries cases and handles appeals in Federal and state courts involving commercial and tort disputes, and he serves as a mediator and an arbitrator. Before that, Mr. Brennan served for nine years as a judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, where he presided over hundreds of trials and motions in criminal and civil cases. During that time, he served as the presiding judge of the civil division of that court. Before his service on the bench, Mr. Brennan prosecuted cases as an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County where he first-chaired numerous trials, and spent four years as a litigation associate in the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Brennan served as a law clerk to Judge Daniel A. Manion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and as a law clerk to Chief Judge Robert W. Warren of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Mr. Brennan received his B.A. in government and philosophy, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the coordinating note and comment editor of the Northwestern University Law Review and he won the Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition."
He also serves on our Chapter's Board of Advisors.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Wisconsin Supreme Court 2016-17 term (August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017):

Opinions 2016 WI 83 - 2017 WI 79

Orders:

In the matter of corrections to Supreme Court Order 14-03 creating Wis. Stat. § 801.18 (mandatory e-filing) and amending or creating other rules to reflect the adoption of mandatory electronic filing, No 14-03A, 2016 WI 80

In the matter of the correction to SCR 70.21 (Effective 11/15/16), No. 16-07, 2016 WI 91

In the matter of the correction of SCR 75.01(3) (Effective 11/15/16) No. 16-08, 2016 WI 92

In the matter of corrections to Supreme Court Order 14-07 amending Rules Relating to Electronic Banking, No. 14-07A, 2016 WI 97

In the Matter to Amend Wisconsin Statutes 885.16, 885.17, 885.205, and 906.01 (Effective 07/01/17) No. 16-01, 2017 WI 13

In re amendment of Supreme Court Rule Chapter 20 relating to Limited Scope Representation (Effective 07/01/17) No. 16-04, 2017 WI 14

In the matter of the petition to amend SCRs 31.02 and 31.05 relating to the continuing legal education requirements (Effective July 1, 2017) No. 16-06, 2017 WI 23

In the Matter of the Petition to Amend SCRs 40.075 and 22.28 (Effective 07/01/17) No. 16-03, 2017 WI 25

In re creation of a pilot project for dedicated trial court judicial dockets for large claim business and commercial cases (Effective 07/01/17) No. 16-05, 2017 WI 33

In the matter of the petition to amend SCR 33.04 regarding judicial education for municipal judges (Effective 01/01/18). No. 17-02, 2017 WI 68

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week July 31st-August 4th 2017

Supplement to last week:

Supreme Court Digest, by Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Wisconsin Lawyer - August 2017

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 10 new cases, Wisconsin Court System

Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Wisconsin Lawyer - August 2017

Lawyer Discipline, Office of Lawyer Regulation, Wisconsin Lawyer - August 2017

Paul Swanson: 'It Takes a Touch', by Dianne Molvig, Wisconsin Lawyer - August 2017

A New Beginning Starts with New Shoes, by Larry J. Martin, executive director, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer - August 2017

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 5th, 12th, 15th, and 20th and October 2nd, 3rd, and 23rd.

Supreme Court Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term

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

Supreme Court 2017-2018 administrative calendar

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

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

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-June 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: