Saturday, May 16, 2020

Wisconsin appellate court week May 18th-22nd 2020

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

May 20th Noon to 1 pm (online) Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm panel discussion, Madison Lawyers Chapter, with attorneys for the legislature Ryan Walsh and Lane Ruhland. and former Deputy Attorney General Andrew Cook

[new] May 26th 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (online) Madison Lawyers Chapter "National Security in the Post-Coronavirus Era" a conversation with Congressman Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin's 8th District, with Atty. Robert Driscoll, President of the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter, as moderator

September 3rd Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Pewaukee, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Admission of drug evidence and that Defendant and a passenger gave false names upheld, Justia Opinion Summary, United States v. Nelson, No. 19-2985 (7th Cir. 2020)

Motion to adjourn a probable cause hearing is a "preliminary contested matter" under judicial substitution statute, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Matthews, 2019AP2142, (recommended for publication)

Sentence for multiple harassing, obscene, and threatening telephone calls adequately explained with regard sentencing guidelines, Justia Opinion Summary, United States v. Propst, No. 19-2377 (7th Cir. 2020)

Fewer Supreme Court Decisions Likely in 2019-20, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstatas

In 4-3 Decision, Wisconsin Supreme Court Blocks Statewide Safe-at-Home Order, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm, 2020 WI 42

Chief Justice's Wisconsin Court COVID-19 Task Force issues report, Wisconsin Court System

A Skeptical Comment on the Wisconsin Diploma Privilege, by Paul Horwitz, PrawfsBlawg, the comment from Professor Jason Yackee of the University of Wisconsin Law School

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 have no argument scheduled. 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
- May 2020 (May 4th-13th)
Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders