The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued one opinion from March 13-19. As of March 19, the court issued 15 opinions in 2023 — one more than this point a year ago. The opinion is below:
- Casanova v. Polsky, “In this dispute between the residents of a senior-living facility in a receivership over the proceeds generated by the sale of the facility the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the conclusion of the circuit court that Bondholders’ mortgage lien was superior to Residents’ entrance fee claims, holding that Bondholders’ mortgage lien was superior to Residents’ contract claims.”
From March 13-19, state supreme courts issued 142 opinions nationally. The Hawaii Supreme Court issued the most with 25. State supreme courts in 18 states issued the fewest with zero. Courts where judges are elected have issued 68 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 74.
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 7,423 opinions in 2022 and 8,320 in 2021. The courts have issued 1,366 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 729 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 637. Wisconsin is a divided government, meaning neither party holds trifecta control.