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, Sep 2014 - Wisconsin drug courts grow, but racial disparities persist
Drug courts are an effective way to cut prison costs and to reduce recidivism by treating addictions that fuel criminal behavior.
01, Sep 2014 - Federal appeals court releases more documents in Wisconsin probe
MADISON (AP) — A federal appeals court has released more than 1,300 pages linked to a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups. One of the groups, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, had filed a lawsuit to block the probe. A federal judge halted the investigation in May. […]
01, Sep 2014 - La Crosse, WI U.S. Circuit of Appeals considers oral arguments about same-sex marriage
All eyes were on Chicago Tuesday as the future of same-sex marriage in Wisconsin lies in the hands of a three-judge panel with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
01, Sep 2014 - Judges blast Wisconsin, Indiana gay marriage bans
Supporters of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana attend a rally Monday at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago. The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling.
01, Sep 2014 - Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban debated in federal appeals court
CHICAGO (WFRV) The future of Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage was debated Tuesday in federal court in Chicago. Wisconsin officials want the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold its ban on same-sex marriage -   ruled unconstitutional just two months ago. While those pressing to end the ban say, they just want to be treated equally. For just over an hour and a half the three-judge panel ...
01, Sep 2014 - La Crosse, WI Minnesota man who murdered father, son doesn't deserve new trial, Wisconsin DA says
Prosecutors argue a Minnesota man who murdered a father and son at their downtown La Crosse camera store isn't entitled to a new trial.
01, Sep 2014 - Racial disparities persist in Wisconsin drug courts
Even before Dane County Circuit Judge Sarah O'Brien crunched the numbers, she knew something was amiss. Her strongest evidence: "The courtroom didn't look right when I walked in." O'Brien, who retired in 2012, was referring to the stark racial disparities in Dane County's drug court.
01, Sep 2014 - Plain Talk: Big money taints the high court's credibility
Anti-union interests paid big bucks to elect justices to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which gave those interests just what they wanted.
31, Aug 2014 - Rock, WI Jay Heck and Jay Riestenberg: High court creates confusion with voter ID ruling
The federal appeals court should end the confusion by affirming that Wisconsin's voter ID requirement is unconstitutional.
31, Aug 2014 - Dane, WI Former Wisconsin football recruit Dominic Cizauskas sentenced to year in jail for sexual assault
Former Wisconsin football recruit Dominic Cizauskas has been sentenced to a year in county jail for sexually assaulting a UW student during his official visit to Madison in December, according to Cizauskas, a former linebacker at Mukwonago High School, received the sentence Monday in Dane County Circuit Court. As the Channel3000 article points out, UW changed its recruiting ...
31, Aug 2014 - Dane, WI Former Wis. Deputy Charged In Double Homicide
Prosecutors have charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with killing his wife and sister-in-law last week. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne filed two charges of first-degree intentional homicide against Andrew Steele on Friday. Steele would face mandatory life in prison if he's convicted.
31, Aug 2014 - Dane, WI Former UW football recruit sentenced to year in jail for sex assault
A former University of Wisconsin football recruit will spend the next 12 months in county jail. Dominic Cizauskas was sentenced in Dane County Circuit Court on Monday for sexually assaulting a UW student during his official recruiting weekend on campus in December. "You trampled on (the victim's) rights and the sentence needs to reflect that," Dane County Circuit Court Reserve Judge Daniel ...
31, Aug 2014 - Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriage bans are constitutional.
31, Aug 2014 - Wisconsin, Indiana set to defend gay marriage bans
The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.
31, Aug 2014 - Waukesha, WI Girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing, claims to have mind control abilities
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character has been found mentally unable to stand trial. A judge declared Morgan Geyser, 12, incompetent Friday and ordered her committed for treatment. Two doctors who examined the girl had submitted […]
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