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00-2779-CR State v. Miller

James Miller appeals a judgment of conviction and an order denying his postconviction motion. The issues are whether certain testimony about Miller’s interrogation should have been admitted, and whether he was entitled to a new trial because the jury was ...

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01-3162 State ex rel. Freeman v. Berge

“[W]e are satisfied that Freeman is not appealing the decision of the Whiteville disciplinary officer that he is guilty of certain offenses. Rather, he is appealing the decision to transfer him to SMCI and the decision to place him in ...

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01-3021-CR State v. Huusko

David Huusko appeals a judgment convicting him of one count of armed robbery as a habitual offender, party to a crime. He also appeals an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. He argues that the trial court erroneously denied ...

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01-1518 Anderson v. Combustion Engineering, Inc.

“Indeed, Combustion Engineering conceded in oral argument that there is no safe threshold for exposure to asbestos in connection with mesothelioma. The jury was free to disregard Combustion Engineering’s contention that Mr. Anderson’s exposure to its asbestos was too low ...

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01-3141-CR State v. Bogumill

Dawn Bogumill appeals a judgment of conviction for third offense operating after revocation. Bogumill argues, as she did in the trial court, that sec. 343.44(2g)(c) is unconstitutional because it has the effect of Bogumill being treated differently from similarly situated ...

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00-3557, 00-4020 Gustafson v. Jones

“[E]ven if Gustafson and Cornejo were advancing some private interests when they raised concerns about Jones’s orders, their claim survives as long as they also intended to bring to light what they believed to be the negative law enforcement consequences ...

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01-1928 Acker v. EPA

“As a practical matter, the order has no legal force except to impose upon Acker the already-existing burden of complying with the CAA and its implementing regulations. … The order did not impose upon Acker any sanction or administrative penalty. ...

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01-3471, 01-3472, 01-3473, 01-3474, 01-3475, 01-3476, 01-3477, 01-3478, 01-3479, 01-3480, 01-3481, 01-3482, 01-3483, 01-3484, 01-3485, 01-3486, 01-3487, 01-3488, 01-3489, 01-3490 Village of Trempealeau v. Mikrut

Mike Mikrut appeals a judgment finding him guilty of violating Village of Trempealeau, Wis., Ordinances secs. 8-4-8, 9-1-1, and 10-1-28(d) (2000), relating to the storage of junk vehicles and operation of junk and salvage yards. The trial court imposed a ...

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01-1470 Steinle v. Steinle, et al.

Ruby Reinhardt and her husband, Christopher Reinhardt, appeal a judgment which determined that several living trust documents and a will prepared by Christopher Reinhardt and executed by Ruby’s brother, Chris Steinle, were invalid due to undue influence. Assuming that the ...

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00-4205 U.S. v. Trennell

“Here the alleged Apprendi error occurred not at sentencing, as the jury found drug quantity beyond a reasonable doubt, but only at the indictment stage. Therefore, in order for us to find an Apprendi violation, we would have to find ...

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01-3379-CR State v. Kennedy

Antoinette Kennedy appeals from a judgment entered after she pled no contest to one count of theftmovable property. She also appeals from an order denying her postconviction motion requesting that her judgment be vacated. Kennedy claims the trial court erroneously ...

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01-3496 U.S. v. Johnson

“Although this case presents a close question, we believe that the factual record before the state court judge was sufficient to support a finding of probable cause and the issuance of the search warrant. It is true that the CI ...

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01-3061 Hutjens v. Hutjens

“In contrast to Washington [v. Washington, 2000 WI 47], the amended judgment here reveals just one interpretation, that payment was to be $250 per month with no interest provided. A divorce judgment ‘that is clear on its face is not ...

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01-2511-CR State v. Nash

Dujuan T. Nash appeals from a judgment entered after he pled guilty to one count of first-degree reckless homicide, and to one count of mutilating a corpse. Nash also appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion to withdraw his ...

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01-2778 U.S. v. Bohanon

“[O]ur examination of this record leads us to think that Bohanon should be happy that the judge was not more literal or mathematical in anchoring the departure to the guidelines. Had he been more literal, the departure would almost certainly ...

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01-2665 State v. Williams

David E. Williams appeals, pro se, from an order denying his Wis. Stat. sec. 974.06 (1999-2000) motion. Williams claims that: (1) he was denied the effective assistance of counsel; (2) he is entitled to a new trial in the interest ...

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