Courts in Wisconsin
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The Wisconsin State Court system is simple, and consists of four levels of courts, with one court at each level. There are 241 Wisconsin Municipal Courts that exclusively handle traffic infractions and other ordinance violations. Next are Wisconsin's Circuit Courts, which handle many types of cases including those relating to domestic relations and juvenile matters, as well as most other civil and criminal cases. The next highest Wisconsin court is its Court of Appeals, which hears civil, criminal, administrative agency and juvenile appeals, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court is the state's highest court. If you're looking for Wisconsin public records, you can use the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) online database, located at http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl, to find information regarding Wisconsin court records for Circuit Court cases. There is a separate online system, http://wscca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl., that provides information about Wisconsin cases in appellate courts. The Wisconsin Court System's website, http://wicourts.gov/, provides a list of current Supreme Court cases, information about representing yourself in Wisconsin, allows you to pay Wisconsin court fees online, and tells you how to file a small claims cases in Wisconsin.
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11, Nov 2014 - NEW INFORMATION: Judge sentences woman to 25 years in kidnapping
A federal judge has sentenced a Colorado woman who kidnapped her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa to 25 years in prison.
12, Oct 2014 - Wisconsin: Federal judge says hold on gay marriages is lifted
MADISON, Wis. -- A federal judge in Wisconsin says she is lifting her hold on an order allowing same-sex marriages to take place in Wisconsin.
12, Oct 2014 - Same-sex marriages back on in Wisconsin following U.S. Supreme Court order
Same-sex marriages are back on in Wisconsin after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up appeals from five states whose same-sex marriage bans ...
12, Oct 2014 - Waukesha, WI Democratic attorney general hopeful Happ reeling under Republican barrage
MADISON, Wis. — Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ was riding high in her bid to become Wisconsin's next attorney general at the end of August, emerging as the surprise winner of a three-way Democratic primary and enjoying a 7-point lead in the polls over her Republican opponent, Brad Schimel.
12, Oct 2014 - Milwaukee, WI ACLU asks Supreme Court to block Wisconsin voter ID law
Civil rights lawyers filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking to block Wisconsin from enforcing a strict voter ID law they say could prevent as many as 300,000 of the state’s registered voters from casting a ballot next month.
12, Oct 2014 - Milwaukee, WI Federal appeals court rules in favor of voter photo ID requirement in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — A federal appeals court has ruled that Wisconsin's requirement for voters to show photo identification at the polls is constitutional.
12, Oct 2014 - News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT
State-by-state look at gay marriage bans State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The high court Monday cleared the way for more expansion by turning away appeals from ...
12, Oct 2014 - Federal judge in Wisconsin issues memo to make it clear that same-sex marriages can take place
MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge in Wisconsin says she is lifting her hold on an order allowing same-sex marriages to take place in Wisconsin. Judge Barbara Crabb declared Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in June, but she put her ruling on hold a week later while the state appealed.
12, Oct 2014 - Marathon, WI Inmate charged in 2010 death of Wausau woman
MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin prison inmate was charged Tuesday with killing a Wausau woman and burying her in the woods nearly four years ago after a botched robbery.
12, Oct 2014 - Purdue shooter gets 65 years in Wisconsin man's homicide
An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill.
12, Oct 2014 - High court move hurts Arizona gay marriage ban
PHOENIX (AP) -- The refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeals from five states that want to block gay marriage will likely make it tougher for Arizona's gay marriage ban to survive court challenges, legal experts said Monday. The court said it would not consider appeals from Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia. The decision implies that the four conservative justices who ...
12, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can proceed in five states with prior bans
Big news for gay marriage this morning out of Washington . The US Supreme Court denied review of the attempts by petitioners in several states to reverse lower-court decisions that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. All of those states, much like Arkansas, had previously banned gay marriage before lower courts struck down their prohibitions ...
12, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court declines to review same-sex marriage cases
The Supreme Court today decided to let stand rulings that allow same-sex marriage in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin, a surprising move that may clear the way for the expansion of such unions throughout the nation.
11, Oct 2014 - High Court refuses to take up same-sex marriage cases, marriages may resume
Some Wisconsin county clerks will once again issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments in the state's case, allowing a previous appeals…
11, Oct 2014 - Same-sex marriage opponents in U.S. 'aren't waving a white flag'
Same-sex marriages were allowed to proceed in another five states in the U.S. Indiana, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Virginia and Utah became the latest states to get the green light after the Supreme Court rejected hearing appeals from three lower courts. It boosted the number of states that allow same-sex marriage to 24, plus the District of Columbia, and paved the way for another six states where bans ...
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