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00-4180 U.S. v. Lane

“People who commit that offense may end up committing another, and violent, offense, such as robbing a bank at gunpoint, but that doesn’t make the possession offense violent. Otherwise we would have to say that the offense of driving a ...

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00-1774 State v. Shea

Daniel Shea appeals from the trial court’s order denying his motion for postconviction relief brought pursuant to Wis. Stat. sec. 974.06 (1999-2000). Shea raises several issues addressing the prosecutor’s alleged failure to provide him with discovery materials. We affirm. This ...

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00-3629 U.S. v. Jefferson

“Even assuming the confidential informant would testify as Jefferson claims he would, Jefferson has not shown that such testimony would be particularly significant to his defense. Unlike the defendant in [U.S. v. Bender, 5 F.3d 267 (7th Cir. 1993)], Jefferson’s ...

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00-3413-CR State v. Peterson

Larry Peterson appeals a conviction for second-degree sexual assault. He also appeals an order denying postconviction relief. Peterson argues that he should be granted a new trial in the interest of justice because the real controversy was not fully tried. ...

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00-1970-CR State v. Suslick

Anthony A. Suslick appeals from the judgment of conviction entered against him. The issue on appeal is whether the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion when it refused to allow Suslick to withdraw his pleas. Because there is support in ...

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99-2154 Shasteen v. Saver

“When one contemplates the circumstances of this case, it is difficult to find misconduct in connection with Garnati’s actions… [T]he prosecutor was shown a copy of the note dated April 6 and was told by a confident Mrs. Misselhorn that ...

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00-3238 State ex rel. Richards v. Thompson, et al.

Harlan Richards appeals an order dismissing his declaratory judgment action challenging the constitutionality of various provisions of the Wisconsin Prisoner Litigation Reform Act (PLRA). The issue is whether Richards, a Wisconsin prison inmate, presented the court with a justiciable controversy. ...

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99-3932 & 99-3951 U.S. v. Hill

“James behaved in a pig-headed fashion. It is hard to imagine that by quoting from sec.1.02 of the Benchbook or expatiating about the drawbacks of self- representation (‘a fool for a client…’) the district judge could have talked him out ...

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00-2830-CR State v. St. George

Bradley Alan St. George appeals his judgment of conviction for first-degree sexual assault of a child and an order denying him postconviction relief. St. George argues he was denied due process and his right to present a defense when the ...

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00-3144-CR State v. Alby

Randy S. Alby appeals his conviction for operating while intoxicated following a trial before the court. At trial, he conceded that he was driving while intoxicated, but raised the affirmative defense of involuntary intoxication as the means by which he ...

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99-1522United Methodist v. Ronald Culver

And this is so even though the Elo congregation continued to function as a church.”In this case, we are not concerned with the intra-church dispute that fueled the Elo congregation’s departure. Moreover, we have not been invited to determine whether ...

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00-2201-CR State v. McClain

Mary Lou McClain appeals the judgment of conviction and sentence for misappropriation and the trial court’s order denying her motion to withdraw her no contest plea before sentencing. She contends the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion in denying her ...

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00-1493 Fleishman v. Brem, et al.

American Family Mutual Insurance Company (American Family) appeals from an order and a judgment declaring American Family liable to Jean Fleishman for $33,000 pursuant to the uninsured motorist coverage in her automobile policy with American Family. The trial court determined ...

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00-1123 State ex rel. Ferguson v. Schwarz

Raymond Ferguson, pro se, appeals from the trial court’s order affirming a decision revoking his parole. The issues are: (1) whether the decision to revoke Ferguson’s parole was supported by substantial evidence; (2) whether the decision was arbitrary, capricious, or ...

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00-3129-CR State v. Behnken

The trial court, consistent with a joint sentencing recommendation under a plea agreement, imposed and stayed a six-year prison term and placed Michael Behnken on probation. He appeals the judgment convicting him of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer, claiming ...

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00-3363-FT Fahser, et al. v. Hilgart

Robert Fahser appeals an order, which denied his motions for a new trial or judgment notwithstanding the verdict, and the judgment in favor of Wesley and Donna Hilgart on Fahser’s and Duane Klawitter’s claims for adverse possession and prescriptive easement. ...

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00-6374 Becker v. Mongtomery, et al.

“As plainly as Civil Rule 11(a) requires a signature on filed papers, however, so the rule goes on to provide in its final sentence that ‘omission of the signature may be corrected promptly after being called to the attention of ...

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98-3139 State v. Bond

Where the court is evenly divided on whether to affirm or reverse the decision of the court of appeals, the decision of the court of appeals must be affirmed. Court of Appeals, Per Curiam Attorneys: For Appellant: Ellen Henak, Madison ...

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00-3363-FT Fahser, et al. v. Hilgart (55157)

Robert Fahser appeals an order, which denied his motions for a new trial or judgment notwithstanding the verdict, and the judgment in favor of Wesley and Donna Hilgart on Fahser’s and Duane Klawitter’s claims for adverse possession and prescriptive easement. ...

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No. 130, Orig., New Hampshire v. Maine

“New Hampshire’s claim that the Piscataqua River boundary runs along the Maine shore is clearly inconsistent with its interpretation of the words ‘Middle of the River’ during the 1970’s litigation… [I]nterpretation of those words was ‘necessary’ to fixing the northern ...

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99-2968 State v. Johnson

We further hold that the statute, Wis. Stat. sec. 948.025, is constitutional, and defendant, who was convicted of the repeated sexual assault of a child, is not entitled to a new trial. In sum, even though the State introduced evidence ...

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00-24 PGA Tour Inc. v. Martin Stevens, J.

“Under the ADA’s basic requirement that the need of a disabled person be evaluated on an individual basis, we have no doubt that allowing Martin to use a golf cart would not fundamentally alter the nature of petitioner’s tournaments. As ...

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