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Toepel, M. G.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1962
(1962)

Judicial branch,   pp. [549]-564 PDF (4.4 MB)


Page 553


                      WISCONSIN COURTS                         553
to it on appeal on the record made in the trial court, with printed
briefs and oral arguments by counsel. The court takes up cases
in turn, according to a calendar arranged by the clerk.
  The courtroom and offices of the Supreme Court are located in
the State Capitol. The Supreme Court holds one term, beginning in
August and is in session practically continuously from August to
July of each year. Decisions are in writing and are published in
the Wisconsin Reports and unofficially in the Northwestern Reports.
The Supreme Court is the final authority on the State Constitution
and the highest judicial tribunal for any action begun in the state
courts, except when a federal question is raised, in which case
there may be an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  The Supreme Court appoints the Board of State Bar Commis-
sioners, licenses attorneys to practice law, and after hearing may
disbar attorneys for cause. Since 1929 it has promulgated rules
of pleading, practice, and procedure for all courts of the state. The
Judicial Council acts in an advisory capacity. The justices of the
Supreme Court together with the Attorney General constitute the
board of trustees of the State Library which appoints the Revisor
of Statutes and one state librarian.
   The Supreme Court has been given new administrative responsi-
bilities under the reorganized court system. The Chief Justice or
some other justice designated by the Supreme Court is to keep
informed of the status of judicial business in the courts of the
state. The Chief Justice may designate and assign circuit and
county judges to serve temporarily in either circuit or county courts
               Justices of the Supreme Court 19621
                                        Current         Current
                                     Term Began      Term Expires
Name                                 in January of in January of
Grover L. Broadfoot, Chief Justice ...... 1956        1966
Timothy  Brown   ........................................  1954  1964
George  Currie ............................................  1958  1968
W illiam H. Dieterich ................................  1959  1969
Thomas   E. Fairchild  .............................. 1957  1967
Myron  L. Gordon  .....................................  1962  1972
E. Harold Hallows  ....................................  1960  1970
Clerk: GORDON SAMUELSEN.
Deputy Clerk: G. E* LANGDON.
Marshal: FRED L.'DOAR.
Reporter: FRED C. SEIBOLD.
'Elected for a 10-year term.


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