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00-2891-CR State v. Jensen

Jon Jensen appeals a judgment sentencing him to ten years in prison for burglary and an order denying his motion to reduce the sentence. He argues that the trial court did not adequately explain its reasons for imposing the maximum ...

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00-3595, 00-3861 Multi-Ad Services, Inc. v. NLRB

“Substantial evidence supports the Board’s conclusion that management coercively interrogated Mr. Steele on August 16. The closed-door meeting was conducted in a manager’s office by Heathcoat and Ireland, two people who had authority to fire Mr. Steele. The two managers ...

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00-0490-CR, 00-0491-CR State v. LaRoche

In this consolidated appeal, Leonard J. LaRoche appeals from judgments and an order sentencing him to prison on four counts of failure to pay child support following probation revocation proceedings. He argues that his probation in 94 CF 201 expired ...

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00-2196-CR State v. Worby

Lee D. Worby appeals from a judgment of conviction for child abuse and an order denying his sentence modification motion. The issue on appeal is whether a “neutral and detached magistrate” sentenced Worby. We conclude that Worby’s sentence was free ...

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00-4191 U.S. v. Lowell

“Bankruptcy panel trustees are, of course, compensated for their services. In addition to a $60 fee paid to the trustee by the government for every bankruptcy case she closes, a panel trustee’s compensation in a given case is based upon ...

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00-3245 State v. Jackson

Dwayne O. Jackson appeals his sentence after pleading no contest to a charge of sexual intercourse with a child over the age of 16 as a repeater. Jackson brought a motion to withdraw the plea on the ground that the ...

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00-2691 U.S. v. Skidmore

“We agree with Skidmore that his decision not to present any witnesses or evidence should not have been referred to as a ‘failure’ of any kind on his part. The court’s use of this word in the instruction is problematic ...

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00-2151 Salonen v. Powers

Duane G. Powers appeals from a harassment injunction issued against him at the request of Lynn E. Salonen. Powers argues on appeal that there was insufficient evidence of harassment, that Salonen did not establish that he intended to harass her, ...

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00-2840-CR State v. Key

Ronald K. Key appeals his conviction for theft and an order denying his postconviction motions. He claims that his conviction should be overturned because the State failed to give him sufficient notice of what conduct violated sec. 943.20(1)(b) and because ...

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01-1122 U.S. v. Morrison

“What we have here is the police following a trail which led, very quickly, to Morrison. … [A] witness saw a black man running from the bank heading toward a parking lot for a neighboring apartment building. They had a ...

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99-1434 United States v. Mead Corp.

“No matter which angle we choose for viewing the Customs ruling letter in this case, it fails to qualify under Chevron. On the face of the statute, to begin with, the terms of the congressional delegation give no indication that ...

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00-2519-CR State v. Hendrickson

Improper factors; modification; ineffective assistance Following conviction upon his Alford1 plea to one count of first-degree sexual assault, Richard Hendrickson moved for permission to withdraw his plea and for sentence modification. Hendrickson appeals the order denying his motion. He argues ...

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00-4029Firstar Bank, N.A. v. Faul

“‘[L]ocated’ should be construed to maintain jurisdictional equality between national banks and state banks or other corporations. In order to maintain this parity, national banks would need potentially to be citizens of two different states, since under 28 U.S.C. sec. ...

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00-2331 Haas v. Stark, et al.

Vance R. Stark appeals from a judgment granting Jon A. Haas a default judgment. Because the circuit court did not misuse its discretion by declining to extend the time for Stark to answer Haas’s complaint and entering a default judgment, ...

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00-3023-CR State v. Daniel R.F.

Joinder and severance; jury instructions Daniel F. appeals a judgment convicting him of first-degree sexual assault of a child and an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. He argues that his conviction should be overturned because (1) the trial ...

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00-3250Dye v. Wargo

“Dye has not cited, and we have not found, any case holding that a mutual release of civil liability is unenforceable under federal law. Federal courts have not embraced the view, see Owen M. Fiss, Against Settlement, 93 Yale L.J. ...

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00-2473 Bammert v. SuperValu Inc.

Karen Bammert appeals a judgment dismissing her action for wrongful discharge, claiming that her termination from employment violates public policy. Bammert alleges that she was fired because her husband, a police officer, participated in her employer’s wife’s arrest for driving ...

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00-0310-CR State v. Morris

Speedy trial; presumptively prejudicial delay Pharoah Morris appeals a conviction for armed robbery. He contends that he did not receive a speedy trial, in violation of the Wisconsin and United States Constitutions. We disagree, and therefore affirm. This opinion will ...

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00-2908Heard v. Sheahan

“The district court … thought the date of accrual was when the plaintiff discovered he had a medical problem that required attention. This would be correct if the suit were for medical malpractice. … But it is not; malpractice does ...

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