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Recent Decisions From the Wisconsin Supreme Court

State v. Langlois  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001409-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant’s conviction of homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon and denying Defendant’s postconviction motions. Post-conviction, D...

State v. Scott  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002017-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court ordering Defendant to be involuntarily medicated to competency for purposes of participating in postconviction proceedings. Several years after being convicted o...

Adams Outdoor Advertising Limited Partnership v. City of Madison  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000537

Justia Opinion Summary: A right to visibility of private property from a public road is not a cognizable right giving rise to a protected property interest. Adams Outdoor Advertising Limited Partnership brought a takings claim against the City...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Suzanne E. Kitto
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001887-D
State v. Pico  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001799-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reinstating Defendant’s conviction for sexually assaulting a young girl after the circuit court set the conviction aside on the grounds that Defend...

State v. Cox  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001745-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: 2013 Wis. Act 20 (Act 20) eliminated a circuit court’s discretion to waive imposition of the $250 DNA analysis surcharge for felony convictions. Before the legislature adopted Act 20, the relevant statute said that the...

Wisconsin Judicial Commission v. Honorable Frank M. Calvert  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001735-J

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court ordered that the Honorable Frank M. Calvert be suspended from the office of circuit court commissioner without compensation and prohibited from exercising any of the powers or duties of a circuit court...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Sarah Clemment
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001933-D
Voters with Facts v. City of Eau Claire  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001858

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case arising out of the approval of a redevelopment project in the City of Eau Claire, which relied in part on funds derived from two tax incremental districts (TIDs), the Supreme Court affirmed in part and rever...

State v. Delap  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002196-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Applying the teachings of Payton v. New York, 445 U.S. 473 (1980), the Supreme Court held that the law enforcement officers in this case lawfully entered Defendant’s residence to execute two valid warrants for Defendant’...

Golden Sands Dairy LLC v. Town of Saratoga  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001258

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the Building Permit Rule (Rule) extended to land identified in a building permit application as part of a project upon which no actual construction was planned. Golden Sands Diary, LLC obtained a bu...

Forshee v. Neuschwander  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001608

Justia Opinion Summary: The short-term rentals of Defendants’ property did not constitute “commercial activity” under the restrictive covenant that encumbered its property. Defendants purchased property in a subdivision and began renting it to...

Winebow, Inc. v. Capitol-Husting Co., Inc.  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001595-CQ

Justia Opinion Summary: A wine grantor-dealer relationship is not included within the definition of a dealership in Wis. Stat. 135.02(3)(b). The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit certified to the Supreme Court the question...

State v. Williams  
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000883-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals holding that the mandatory $250 DNA surcharge the circuit court ordered Defendant to pay violated the Ex Post Facto Clauses of the Wisconsin and United Stat...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. James M. Schoenecker
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 2011AP000048-D
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