Wisconsin Supreme Court issues three opinions from April 24-30

The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued three opinions from April 24-30. As of April 30, the court issued 28 opinions in 2023 — eight more than this point a year ago. The three opinions are below:

  • Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Kevin R. Rosin, where the court suspended the law license of Kevin Rosin for one year effective on May 25, 2023.
  • Green Bay Professional Police Ass’n v. City of Green Bay, where the court “affirmed the judgment of the arbitrator concluding that the Green Bay Police Department had cause to discipline Andrew Weiss for violating several policies of the Green Bay Police Department and demoted him from his position as a detective to a patrol officer, holding that the arbitrator did not exceed his powers.”
  • Neil J. Rennick v. Teleflex Medical Incorporated, where the court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals reinstating the plaintiff’s complaint against Teleflex Medical Incorporated and remanded the case to the Circuit Court for Milwaukee County for further proceedings.

From April 24-30, state supreme courts issued 172 opinions nationally. The West Virginia Supreme Court issued the most with 36. State supreme courts in 14 states issued the fewest with zero. Courts where judges are elected have issued 109 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 63.

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 2,201 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 1,224 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 977. Wisconsin is a divided government, meaning neither party holds trifecta control.

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