Latest Wisconsin Supreme Court News

Court: Local Wisconsin heath departments can't close schools

Jun. 11, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that local health departments do not have the authority to close schools due to emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic, delivering a win to private and religious schools that challenged a Dane County order. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 26, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 25, 2021. Editorial: Be careful with ticket prices High ticket prices have been the subject of complaints for years. It doesn’t seem to matter what the ticket is for. Whether it’s a concert, a sports event or...

Wisconsin high court rejects bull attack compensation claims

May. 20, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who fell into depression and attempted suicide after he was gored by a bull can't sue an insurance company for deciding to stop covering his medication, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. According to court documents, Francis Graef was...

Justices reject rules fast-tracking redistricting lawsuits

May. 14, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Republican request that all state redistricting lawsuits start in the high court. In its order denying the request, the court recapped the arguments for and against the Republicans' request, but it...

Supreme Court to hear transgender sex offender registry case

May. 10, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Shawano County transgender woman who has been prohibited from changing her name due to her listing on the state sex offender registry. The plaintiff, identified only as Ella, was placed on...

Divided Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds man's gun conviction

May. 04, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a man who was found guilty of arming himself with a gun while intoxicated, rejecting his arguments that his core Second Amendment rights outweighed a state law against brandishing firearms while...

Ziegler replaces Roggensack as Supreme Court chief justice

Apr. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Supreme Court justices on Wednesday picked Annette Ziegler to replace Patience Roggensack as chief justice. The court announced the change in a news release. It did not break down how the justices voted. Court spokesman Tom Sheehan...

Wisconsin high court: Governor can't limit business capacity

Apr. 14, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers' administration does not have the authority to issue capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without the Legislature's approval, a ruling that comes two weeks after the...

Wisconsin justices weigh sweeping environmental cases

Apr. 12, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard a pair of far-reaching environmental lawsuits on Monday that could define the limits of factory farming and high-capacity well regulations and determine how far state agencies can go when interpreting state law. ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court says don't purge voters from rolls

Apr. 09, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state elections commission should not remove from the rolls voters flagged as possibly having moved, something Democrats fought and conservatives have wanted done for nearly two years. The court’s...