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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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18, Sep 2014 - Appeals court finds Wisconsin, Indiana same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional
A federal appeals court panel unanimously ruled Wisconsin and Indiana’s bans on same sex marriage unconstitutional, saying the “discrimination against same-sex couples is irrational.” ... The post Appeals court finds Wisconsin, Indiana same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional appeared first on The Badger Herald .
18, Sep 2014 - Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin Prosecutors Push to Revive Walker Campaign Case
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is locked in a re-election battle with Democratic challenger Mary Burke, a former executive with Trek Bicycle Corp. executive.
18, Sep 2014 - Former Mingo County prosecutor Sparks begins serving 12-month sentence at federal prison in Oxford,
Former Mingo County, West Virginia prosecutor Michael Sparks, sentenced to a year behind bars for depriving a Delbarton businessman of his constitutional rights, has begun serving his sentence at a federal prison in Oxford, Wisconsin. Sparks self-reported to FCI Oxford Aug. 14.
18, Sep 2014 - Morning briefing: Wisconsin's gay marriage ban to stay in place until U.S. Supreme Court rules
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18, Sep 2014 - Eau Claire, WI NEW INFORMATION: Court bristles at 'traditional' marriage argument
Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are reserving their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples.
18, Sep 2014 - Man ordered to pay back victim in child porn case
A judge says a Wisconsin man convicted in a child pornography case in North Dakota must pay $3,250 to one of the victims.
18, Sep 2014 - Federal court stays Wisconsin same-sex marriage ruling
MADISON (AP) — A federal appeals court has stayed a ruling that Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month upheld U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb’s June ruling that the ban violated gay couples’ equal protection rights. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is trying to preserve […]
18, Sep 2014 - Federal appeals court: Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 4, 2014)– The 7th circuit appeals court has ruled that the same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are unconstitutional. Supporters of marriage equality gathered in the Windy City for a rally on August 25 ahead of this week’s hearing in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. On August 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh […]
18, Sep 2014 - Wisconsin's gay marriage ban to remain until Supreme Court rules
The decision striking down Wisconsin's gay marriage ban will not be enforced until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on the matter, a federal appeals court in Chicago said Wednesday.
18, Sep 2014 - Wausau, WI Wausau man pleads no contest in dismemberment slaying
Wausau, Wis. — A Wisconsin man has pleaded no contest to a homicide charge after being found competent to stand trial on charges of fatally shooting and dismembering a Minnesota man.
18, Sep 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.
18, Sep 2014 - Price, WI Oshkosh man convicted in 1989 murder is appealing
A 55-year-old Oshkosh man serving time for a 1989 murder is appealing his conviction. Mark Price was convicted for the shooting of Michael Fitzgibbon, whose body was shoved under the ice on Lake Butte des Morts. The Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports attorney Byron Lichstein with the Wisconsin Innocence Project at the University of Wisconsin has filed a motion for post-conviction relief. It ...
18, Sep 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 ...
18, Sep 2014 - Dane, WI Former Wis. Deputy Charged with Killing Wife, Sister-in-Law
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. Detectives believe Steele killed his wife, 39-year-old Ashlee Steele, and his sister-in-law, 38-year-old Kacee Tollefsbol, of Lake Elmo, Minnesota...
18, Sep 2014 - Terminally ill Wisconsin ex-deputy sheriff charged with double murder
(Reuters) - A terminally ill former Wisconsin deputy sheriff was charged on Friday with murder in connection with the fatal shootings of his wife and her sister in his home last week, court documents showed. Andrew Steele, 39, was charged in Dane County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the Aug. 22 deaths of his wife, Ashlee Steele, and her sister, Kacee ...
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