Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Certifications from the Court of Appeals

In the past month, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals has certified two appeals for review by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

On October 2, 2013, the Court of Appeals certified Eileen W. Legue v. City of Racine, 2012AP002499, which examines the legal relationship between statutory government immunity with the public officers’ statutory privilege to violate rules of the road during emergencies. In essence, the case asks, “When, if ever, does a police officer’s decision to violate traffic laws trigger potential liability for failure to operate with due regard?” Read the certification here.

The following day, the Court of Appeals certified State v. Charles Edward Hennings, 2012AP002229-CR, an appeal out of Milwaukee which concerns postconviction DNA testing at public expense. Read the certification here.

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