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, to find information regarding Wisconsin court records for Circuit Court cases. There is a separate online system,, that provides information about Wisconsin cases in appellate courts. The Wisconsin Court System's website,, 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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01, Oct 2014 - Hearing set on request to change Wisconsin ballot
A court hearing has been set for next week in the lawsuit filed by Republican legislative leaders seeking to force a change in the model ballot for the November election.
01, Oct 2014 - Freedom, WI Susan Happ for the defense
The race for Wisconsin attorney general is getting less attention than the gubernatorial race, particularly as the Democrats have a candidate other than Tom "Are you sure no one else wants to run?" Barrett this time. To try and discredit Democratic attorney general candidate Susan Happ, conservative media outlets have been running with the message that she defended some bad people while she was ...
01, Oct 2014 - Castle doctrine doesn't apply outside dwelling
A state appeals court has ruled that Wisconsin's castle doctrine law doesn't apply outside a dwelling.
01, 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.
01, Oct 2014 - Wisconsin ID Ruling Withstands Appellate Rehearing Bid
Wisconsin avoided yet another challenge to its voter photo-ID law as a U.S. appeals court panel split evenly on a request to reconsider an order allowing the measure to be in force for elections on Nov. 4.
01, Oct 2014 - Appeals court strikes down Wisconsin ban on same-sex marriage, but marriages still on hold
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals struck down bans Thursday on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana, but marriages are still on hold at the Dane County courthouse. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell says he has been advised by his corporation counsel that he must wait until the law officially goes into effect in 21 days.
01, Oct 2014 - Judge grants adoption to lesbian couple
A Dane County Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday a Wisconsin lesbian couple’s adoption of two children was constitutional, according to an article by the Wisconsin State Journal.
01, Oct 2014 - Milwaukee, WI SHAPIRO: Walker support group seeks to uphold prosecution injunction
Lawyers for a special interest group on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to uphold an injunction that blocks a Wisconsin prosecutor from reviving an investigation that targeted conservative organizations accused of illegally coordinating with Gov. Scott Walker's 2011-2012 campaign. The investigation, launched by Milwaukee Country District Attorney John T. ...
01, Oct 2014 - GovBeat: Appeals court upholds rulings striking down gay marriage bans in Indiana, Wisconsin
Judge Richard Posner said states did not present a legitimate reason for banning same-sex marriage.
01, Oct 2014 - State Appeals Court: Castle Doctrine Doesn't Apply Outside of Dwelling
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A state appeals court has ruled that Wisconsin's castle doctrine law doesn't apply outside a dwelling.
01, Oct 2014 - State Debate: Fighting voter ID and state Supreme Court's impartiality, stoke the debate
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01, Oct 2014 - Judge to hear arguments on mental health of man who killed Wisconsin student on Purdue campus
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — 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.
01, Oct 2014 - 'Slender Man' Judge Says 'Reason to Doubt' Girl's Competency for Trial
The second Wisconsin girl accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times, allegedly to please the fictional character "Slender Man," must undergo a court-ordered exam to determine competency, a judge said today.
01, Oct 2014 - Castle doctrine doesn't apply outside home, Wisconsin appeals court rules
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A man who shot at two intruders as they fled after beating him in his apartment can't invoke Wisconsin's castle doctrine law to protect him from liability, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that clarified how far the self-defense statute extends.
01, Oct 2014 - Attorney general appeals abortion pill ruling
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has appealed a judge's ruling that doctors do not have to be present when women ingest drugs prescribed for a medical abortion. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess issued the ruling in July in a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood over part of a 2012 law. Both Planned Parenthood and the state Department of Justice had agreed on how the law ...
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