Issue/Holding: ¶7 n. 5:
As a general rule, this court will not consider an issue which will not have any practical effect upon an existing controversy. State v. Leitner, 2002 WI 77, ¶13, 253 Wis. 2d 449, 646 N.W.2d 341 (citing State ex rel. La Crosse Tribune v. Circuit Court for La Crosse Co., 15 Wis. 2d 220, 228, 340 N.W.2d 460 (1983)). However, moot cases may be decided in a variety of circumstances, including where the issues are of great public importance or should be resolved to avoid future uncertainty. Leitner, 253 Wis. 2d 449, ¶14.