Date: 1960-09-20 

Description: Sharon Ackerman testifies at the Mickey Hayes murder trial. She attended a party at the Hayes family home and witnessed Mickey's demeanor change from calmn...

United States Supreme Court Justice

Biography of William H. Rehnquist, who was born in Milwaukee and went on to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Historical Essay

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Discover Wisconsin Chief Justice Edward G. Ryan's opinion on women and court

A Dishonest Democrat and a Radical Republican

Learn about the election that was so close that Wisconsin briefly had two governors until one was exposed for tampering with ballots.


Description: Interior view towards the front of the Lincoln County Court.

Date: 1960-09-20 

Description: Jon (Mickey) Hayes, left, sits at a table during the first day of his double-murder trail for killing his father and another man. Shown with his attorney,...

Date: 1916 

Description: In this scene still for "Angels Unawares," Ruth Stonehouse plays Freckles, a street waif, who sits forlornly in a courtroom complete with a judge, lawyers,...

Date: 1960-09-20 

Description: Portrait of Circuit Judge Russell E. Hanson, presiding judge at the Jon (Mickey) Hayes double murder trial. Hayes is accused of shooting his father and ano...

Date: 1960-04-11 

Description: William D. Byrne, 4031 Monona Drive, was appointed Dane County District Attorney by Governor Gaylord Nelson, for the unexpired term of Joseph W. Bloodgood.

Date: 1884-06 

Description: Document recording the case and ruling in favor of Samuel Boynton in the case brought by Clarissa Wood regarding the sale of the Eagle diamond.

Date: 1960-01-04 

Description: The first applicants for marriage licenses under the new Family Code were William Voeck and Judith Kuecken. They are pictured at the marriage clerk's offic...

Date: 1959-03-25 

Description: Two candidates for Dane County judgeship attend the dinner meeting during the Madison League of Women Voters convention at the Unitarian Meeting House. Mrs...

Date: 1959-08-03 

Description: Madison Federal Court Judge Patrick T. Stone greets members of the Conference of United States Court Reporters at their convention at the Edgewater Hotel i...

Date: 1958-12-04 

Description: Herbert Hilgendorf was sentenced to six months in jail for beating his father, Louis Hilgendorf, a town of Roxbury farmer.

Date: 1885-10-13 

Description: Record of the decision in the Wisconsin Supreme Court case of Clarissa Wood vs. Samuel Boynton regarding the sale of the Eagle diamond. The Wisconsin Supre...

Date: 1917 

Description: Every person in the crowded courtroom is standing in this scene still for the silent drama "Back of the Man." The center of attention is a man with a moust...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Unidentified people waiting or conferring, possibly lawyer and clients at a courthouse.


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