Last Friday, Governor Walker appointed Court of Appeals Judge Rebecca Bradley to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. She reportedly begins her new job today. Barring holidays, the District 1 Court of Appeals typically releases its opinions on Tuesdays. But late Friday afternoon, in a very unusual move, the Court of Appeals rushed out 10 opinions for cases that Bradley was sitting on. All criminal cases. All defense losses. 8 per curiam opinions, 1 unpublished opinion, and 1 opinion, on a significant 4th Amendment issue, that is recommended for publication.
Does haste make waste? See our post below on State v. David Jerome Gant.