The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued five opinions from Feb. 20-26. As of Feb. 26, the court issued 12 opinions in 2023—two more than this point a year ago. The five opinions are below:
- State v. Thomas
- Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Judy R. Moats
- Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Mark Austin Cross
- Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Thomas W. Batterman
- Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Matthew T. Luening
From Feb. 20-26, state supreme courts issued 154 opinions nationally. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the most with 45. State supreme courts in 19 states issued the fewest with zero. Courts where judges are elected have issued 97 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 57.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort and has seven judgeships. The current chief of the court is Annette Ziegler. The court issued 68 opinions in 2022 and 79 in 2021. Nationally, state supreme courts issued 9,243 opinions in 2022 and 10,133 in 2021. The courts have issued 1,224 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 781 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 443. Wisconsin is a divided government, meaning neither party holds trifecta control.