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The '''Wisconsin Supreme Court''' is the highest appellate court in the state of [[Wisconsin]]. The Supreme Court has jurisdiction over original actions, appeals from lower courts, and regulation or administration of the practice of law in Wisconsin.
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== Wisconsin Supreme Court rulings on ballot measures ==
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==Location==
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court normally sits in its main hearing room in the East Wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison, [[Wisconsin]].  Since 1993, the court has also travelled, once or twice a year, to another part of the state to hear several cases as part of its "Justice on Wheels" program.  The purpose of this program is to give the people of Wisconsin a better opportunity to understand the operations of the state supreme court and the court system.
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==Justices==
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The court is composed of seven justices who are elected in state-wide, nonpartisan elections.  Each justice is elected for a ten-year term, and only one justice may be elected in any year.  In the event of a vacancy on the court, the [[governor]] has the power to appoint an individual to the vacancy, but that justice must then stand for election in the first year where no other justice's term expires.
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The justice with the longest continuous service on the court serves as the chief justice, unless that justice declines, in which case the role passes to the next senior justice of the court.  In such a case, the declining justice continues to serve as a justice on the court.
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===Current Justices===
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* Chief Justice [[judgepedia:Shirley S. Abrahamson|Shirley Abrahamson]]
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* Justice [[judgepedia:Ann Walsh Bradley|Ann Walsh Bradley]]
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* Justice [[judgepedia:N. Patrick Crooks|N. Patrick Crooks]]
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* Justice [[judgepedia:Michael Gableman|Michael Gableman]]
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* Justice [[judgepedia:David Prosser, Jr.|David Prosser]]
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* Justice [[judgepedia:Patience D. Roggensack|Patience Roggensack]]
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* Justice [[judgepedia:Annette K. Ziegler|Annette Ziegler]]
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==References==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Supreme_Court Wikipedia article on the Wisconsin Supreme Court]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.wicourts.gov/about/organization/supreme/index.htm Wisconsin Supreme Court]
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* [http://www.wicourts.gov/opinions/supreme.htm Supreme Court opinions]: 1995-present
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* [http://www.wicourts.gov/opinions/soralarguments.htm Oral arguments]: 1997-present
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* [http://www.wicourts.gov/sc/IOPSC.pdf Internal Operating Procedures of the Supreme Court]
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[[Category:Wisconsin]]
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[[Category:State supreme courts]]
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Latest revision as of 12:04, 21 January 2014