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, Mar 2015 - Stevens Point, WI Madison man pleads not guilty in heroin death charges
A Madison man accused in the heroin overdose death of a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student has pleaded not guilty to first-degree reckless homicide. Twenty-one-year-old Charlie Phillips-Moore entered the plea Monday in Portage County Circuit Court after a judge ruled prosecutors presented enough evidence during a preliminary hearing to justify the charge. Prosecutors say Phillips ...
01, Mar 2015 - Grant, WI UWPD explores privacy issues while drafting policy for body cameras
The University of Wisconsin Police Department has equipped one officer with a body camera on a trial basis and plans to outfit more when ...
01, Mar 2015 - Madison, WI State Supreme Court candidates agree to 3 appearances
The two candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court have agreed to three joint appearances in the weeks leading up to the April 7 election. Justice Ann Walsh Bradley is being challenged by Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley for a 10-year term on the court. Daley's spokesman Brit Schiel said Wednesday that the candidates had agreed to three joint appearances in the coming weeks. The first is March ...
01, Mar 2015 - Grant, WI UW ophthalmologists help demonstrate effectiveness of diabetic macular edema treatments
( University of Wisconsin-Madison ) An ophthalmology research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison took part in a nationwide clinical trial comparing treatments for a form of diabetic eye disease. The study found that three commonly used drugs perform much the same for those with mild vision problems, but one medication performed better for those with more serious vision loss.
01, Mar 2015 - ‘Daley for the Supreme Court’
Please join me in voting for Rock County’s own Judge James Daley for the Wisconsin State Supreme Court on April 7.
01, Mar 2015 - Madison, WI UPDATE: Appeals court delivers victory to Capitol singers/protesters
MADISON (WKOW) - Wisconsin's Fourth District Court of Appeals ruled Thursday it was unconstitutional for the Department of Administration to require a permit for the daily solidarity singalong held at the State Capitol.
01, Mar 2015 - Dustin Diamond Breaks Out in Hives as He Appears in Court
© Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images Dustin Diamond leaves a courtroom after attending further proceedings at Ozaukee County Courthouse on February 19, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
28, Feb 2015 - Assembly Oks bill allowing judges to issue restraining orders against people in other states
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bill that would allow judges to issue restraining orders against people in other states.
28, Feb 2015 - Right-to-work court battles look tough for unions
Wisconsin union leaders may not get much help from judges if they file a legal challenge to Republicans' right-to-work provisions, as courts have done little to weaken similar measures in other states. ...
28, Feb 2015 - Milwaukee, WI Ducey announces former team owner as Arizona parks director
PHOENIX (AP) -- Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday named a former Wisconsin parks official and soccer team owner as the new executive director of the Arizona state park system. Sue Black previously was the owner of the Milwaukee Wave, a professional indoor soccer team, and served as chief of operations for Arizona State Parks and director of Wisconsin State Parks. In her new role, Black will oversee a ...
28, Feb 2015 - Assembly OKs out-of-state restraining orders bill
The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bill that would allow judges to issue restraining orders against people in other states.
28, Feb 2015 - Slender Man stabbing: Should juvenile defendants be tried as adults? (+video)
Two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing their classmate were 12 at the time of the crime. A judge is expected to decide Tuesday whether they will be tried as adults.
28, Feb 2015 - Forest, WI Doctor: Girl thought horror character would hurt her family
WAUKESHA, Wisconsin (AP) " An attorney for one of two girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please horror character Slender Man tried to convince a judge Tuesday to move her case into juvenile court, arguing that his client...
28, Feb 2015 - Greenville, WI Homicide charges in 2007 slaying dismissed, could be refiled
A judge in Wisconsin has dismissed homicide charges against a Minnesota woman set to go on trial in a 2007 slaying. Outagamie County Judge Nancy Krueger dismissed the charges Monday against Kandi Siveny, of St. Paul, Minnesota, in the death of Laura Plamann. The judge dismissed the charges with prejudice, meaning they could be refiled in the future. Defense attorney Dan Sanders asked that the ...
28, Feb 2015 - Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin Legislature votes to end seniority for Supreme Court chief
In a move that seems to target Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, the Wisconsin Legislature voted to end seniority as a means of selecting the chief, and would like to add an age limit -- of 75 -- for all justices
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