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