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This is the Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room.  From September through June seven justices hear oral arguments.  Attorneys have 30 minutes to present their cases.  By June 30 the Court's decisions are posted on their website.

This is the Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room. From September through June seven justices hear oral arguments. Attorneys have 30 minutes to present their cases. By June 30 the Court's decisions are posted on their website.

This is the ornate ceiling in the Governor's Conference Room in the State Capitol building in Madison.  This room is used for many different purposes, including press conferences, cabinet meetings, and bill signings.

This is the ornate ceiling in the Governor's Conference Room in the State Capitol building in Madison. This room is used for many different purposes, including press conferences, cabinet meetings, and bill signings.

This is the ornate ceiling in the Governor's Conference Room in the State Capitol building in Madison. This room is used for many different purposes, including press conferences, cabinet meetings, and bill signings.

This is the rotunda at the Wisconsin Capitol building.  On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin became a state.

This is the rotunda at the Wisconsin Capitol building. On May Wisconsin became a state.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is located in the Capitol building in Madison.  The Court was first established in 1852.  You can read about its history at http://wicourts.gov/courts/supreme/docs/portraitsofjustice.pdf.

This is the Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room. From September through June seven justices hear oral arguments. Attorneys have 30 minutes to present their cases. By June 30 the Court's decisions are posted on their website.

Wisconsin's State Senators meet at the State Capitol building in Madison to deliberate and vote on bills.  For a bill to become a law it must be passed in both houses of Wisconsin's legislature-- the Senate and the Assembly, and the Governor has to sign the bill into law.  If the Governor vetoes the bill then it goes back to the legislature for another vote.  This time two-thirds of both the Senate and the Assembly have to agree to overturn the veto.

Wisconsin's State Senators meet at the State Capitol building in Madison to deliberate and vote on bills. For a bill to become a law it must be passed in both houses of Wisconsin's legislature-- the Senate and the Assembly, and the Governor has to sign the bill into law. If the Governor vetoes the bill then it goes back to the legislature for another vote. This time two-thirds of both the Senate and the Assembly have to agree to overturn the veto.

This is the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  There are seven elected justices on the Court.  They each serve ten-year terms.  The mural, here, was painted by Albert Herter.  It illustrates the signing of our Constitution in 1787.

This is the Wisconsin Supreme Court. There are seven elected justices on the Court. They each serve ten-year terms. The mural, here, was painted by Albert Herter. It illustrates the signing of our Constitution in

This is the Governor's Room in the State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin.  This extraordinary room is used for many gubernatorial occasions, including bill signings.

This is the Governor's Room in the State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin. This extraordinary room is used for many gubernatorial occasions, including bill signings.

The Wisconsin Governor's Conference Room at the Capitol Building in Madison.

The Wisconsin Governor's Conference Room at the Capitol Building in Madison.

Madison Wisconsin

Wisconsin's legislature has two houses-- the Assembly & Senate.  The Senate is comprised of 33 Senators who are elected  for four-year terms.  The Senators meet in this chamber to consider bills.  Learn more at http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/.

Wisconsin's legislature has two houses-- the Assembly & Senate. The Senate is comprised of 33 Senators who are elected for four-year terms. The Senators meet in this chamber to consider bills. Learn more at http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/.

The Wisconsin Assembly is comprised of 99 State Representatives. The Representatives meet in this room at the State Capitol building in Madison.  The members vote by pushing buttons on their desk (that turn red or green lights on by their name on a voting board in the room).  The white button on the desk is used by the State Representative to call his/her assistant.  For up-to-date information on all bills visit http://legis.wisconsin.gov/.

The Wisconsin Assembly is comprised of 99 State Representatives. The Representatives meet in this room at the State Capitol building in Madison. The members vote by pushing buttons on their desk (that turn red or green lights on by their name on a voting board in the room). The white button on the desk is used by the State Representative to call his/her assistant. For up-to-date information on all bills visit http://legis.wisconsin.gov/.

The Wisconsin Assembly is comprised of 99 representatives.  Each member serves a two-year term.  This is the Assembly Chamber where they deliberate on bills.

The Wisconsin Assembly is comprised of 99 representatives. Each member serves a two-year term. This is the Assembly Chamber where they deliberate on bills.

The interior of the Wisconsin Capitol building is extraordinary.  The Capitol houses the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Senate and Assembly Chambers and the Governor's Office.

The interior of the Wisconsin Capitol building is extraordinary. The Capitol houses the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Senate and Assembly Chambers and the Governor's Office.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is the state's highest court. It's the court of last resort-- it hears appeals from lower state courts (although certain cases come directly to the Supreme Court).  Visitors are welcome to attend oral argument or listen to the proceedings at  http://www.wiseye.org/Home.aspx.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is the state's highest court. It's the court of last resort-- it hears appeals from lower state courts (although certain cases come directly to the Supreme Court). Visitors are welcome to attend oral argument or listen to the proceedings at http://www.wiseye.org/Home.aspx.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is the state's highest appellate court.  The seven justices on the Court are elected to 10-year terms.  Learn more about the current justices at https://www.wicourts.gov/courts/supreme/justices/index.htm.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is the state's highest appellate court. The seven justices on the Court are elected to 10-year terms. Learn more about the current justices at https://www.wicourts.gov/courts/supreme/justices/index.htm.