Court of appeals rushes out 10 opinions in Rebecca Bradley’s cases; all defense losses

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 All defense losses. 8 per curiam opinions, 1 unpublished opinion, and 1 opinion, on a significant 4th Amendment issue, that is recommended for publication.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.