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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

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Public Notice for Reappointment

April 29, 2015


The term of U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker is due to expire on January 20, 2016. The District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term. Comments from the bar and the public are invited and should be directed to Chief Judge William M. Conley. Comments must be received by August 7, 2015. Click here for details.

Robert W. Kastenmeier, 1924-2015

March 25, 2015


Former U.S. Rep. Robert Kastenmeier, after whom the U.S. District Court in Madison is named, passed away on March 20 at the age of 91. During his 32 years in Congress, Rep. Kastenmeier sponsored the Magistrates Act of 1976 and 1979, the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982, which created the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990. More on the lasting impact of Rep. Kastenmeier can be found here.

Court E-mail Scam

March 3, 2015


The court has received reports of fraudulent e-mail messages that appear to come from court employees. Often, the sender demands payment or personal information, or directs the reader to open an attachment. The message may look like this:


Notice to Appear,


You are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for a hearing that will take place on [mm/dd/yyyy] at 9:00 a.m.  Please bring all documents and witnesses with you to court.


A copy of the court notice is attached.  Please read it thoroughly.


Court Calendar

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