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.
In the popular mystery novel The Westing Game, and its film adaptation, the character Josie-Jo "J.J." Ford is a judge on the Appellate Division of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Five years after the end of the story it shows she becomes a judge on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, and is later appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The novel, which takes place in the 1970s, states she was the first black and the first woman to be elected to a judgeship in the state.
ATTORNEY GENERAL VAN HOLLEN APPLAUDS WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT DECISION REINSTATING MILWAUKEE COUNTY CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTION
May 26, 2010; MADISON, Wis., May 25 -- The Wisconsin Attorney General issued the following news release: In an appeal brought by the Wisconsin...
ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLLEN PRAISES WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT DECISION INVOLVING 'REVERSE WAIVER' OF CRIMINAL JURISDICTION OVER JUVENILES ACCUSED OF FIRST-DEGREE HOMICIDE
Jul 17, 2010; MADISON, Wis., July 16 -- The Wisconsin Attorney General issued the following news release: In Wisconsin, courts of criminal...