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Case Digests

Jul 15, 2024

Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

The Supreme Court of Wisconsin reversed and remanded the circuit court’s decision regarding the use of absentee ballot drop boxes.

Jul 15, 2024

Separation of Powers- Legislative Oversight of Executive Actions

In this case, the Wisconsin Supreme Court dealt with the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches of the state government.

Jul 15, 2024

Notice of Recommitment and Involuntary Medication Hearings

The Wisconsin Supreme Court addressed three primary issues: the entry of default judgments against individuals represented by counsel at commitment hearings, the necessity of personal notice for recommitment hearings under Wis. Stat. § 51.20(10)(a), and the forfeiture of the right to competency examinations to refuse medication.

Jul 15, 2024

Firearm Possession-Sufficiency of Evidence

Joshua Lee Pietrantonio, convicted of armed robbery, firearm possession by a felon, false imprisonment, carrying a concealed weapon, and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, appealed his convictions for firearm possession and carrying a concealed weapon.

Jul 15, 2024

Motion for Substitute Counsel

Robert Smith pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Jul 15, 2024

Jury Instructions

In late 2016, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents began investigating individuals sharing child pornography over peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.

Jul 15, 2024

Equal Credit Opportunity Act

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) brought an action against Townstone Financial, Inc. and its CEO, Barry Sturner, alleging they discouraged black prospective applicants from applying for mortgage loans, violating Regulation B of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).

Jul 15, 2024

Fourth and 14th Amendment Rights-Parental Medical Neglect

Three sets of parents refused to allow their newborns to receive Vitamin K shots at private hospitals in Illinois, citing concerns about risks and religious reasons.

Jul 15, 2024

Eminent Domain

The case centers on a property owned by Indiana Land Trust #3082 in Hammond, Indiana, where Omar and Haitham Abuzir operate a profitable fireworks and tobacco business.

Jul 15, 2024

Intrusion Upon Seclusion Claim-§1983 claim

Cassandra Socha, a patrol officer with the Joliet Police Department (JPD), sent a text message to her neighbor criticizing her for testifying in the criminal trial of Socha’s boyfriend.

Jul 15, 2024

Employment Law- Title VII

Charles Vavra, employed by Honeywell International, Inc., was instructed to complete an online unconscious bias training program.

Jul 15, 2024

Employment Law

Henry Beverly, a financial analyst employed at Abbott Laboratories, took a personal leave of absence during which he began working for Cook County without notifying Abbott.

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