Wisconsin. Supreme Court: Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Case Files, 1839-1974

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Title: Wisconsin. Supreme Court: Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Case Files
Inclusive Dates: 1839-1974

  • Wisconsin. Supreme Court
Call Number: Series 1633; 2009/148; 2014/079; 2017/088

Quantity: 44.0 cubic feet (110 archives boxes); plus additions of 20.2 cubic feet

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Briefs, motion papers, court orders, documents required by Rules and Statutes, opinions, and correspondence on cases terminated by the Court of Appeals and/or Supreme Court. Included are cases originating by appeal, supervisory writ, leave to appeal, and original action. In archival custody as of 1991 are files originally designated "Original Actions" heard by the court. These include petitions for writs of certiorari, mandamus, habeas corpus, prohibition, injunction, remedial, pre-emptory, and consultation; orders to show cause sought under article VII, section 3 of the Constitution; and applications to vacate charters and dissolve corporations heard under section 286.13 of the Statutes. Each file contains initial petition and names of parties involved. Included also are judgment of court, petitions of the defense, secondary petitions; and background information leading up to initial action, which consists of case summaries and excerpts of testimony.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-ser01633
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