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00-3032 U.S. v. Ronald Magsino Ytem

“[T]here is plenty of … circumstantial evidence of the defendant’s intent to avoid tax. As in Guidry, the defendant was an accountant, moreover an experienced one; he personally prepared the fraudulent tax return; the sums taken were large (they amounted ...

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99-1940-CR State v. Peters

Here, defendant was charged with fifth offense operating after revocation of license (OAR). In order to prevent the progressively higher penalties that flow from repeat OAR offenses, he moved to invalidate his second OAR conviction, alleging that the no contest ...

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00-2346 Honaker v. Smith

“We agree with the district court’s conclusion that, on this record, any action taken by Mr. Smith to cause Mr. Honaker’s house to burn to the ground was not effectuated under color of state law. Mr. Honaker does not explain ...

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00-2979 Miller v. Anderson

“The minimally competent lawyer would have presented expert evidence that there was no physical evidence of Miller’s presence at the crime scene, would have greatly undermined the hardware clerk’s evidence, would not have undermined the alibi testimony of Miller’s wife, ...

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99-2047 Palazzolo v. Rhode Island

“The State may not put so potent a Hobbesian stick into the Lockean bundle. The right to improve property, of course, is subject to the reasonable exercise of state authority, including the enforcement of valid zoning and land-use restrictions… The ...

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00-2142 White v. White

Jeffrey White appeals from a judgment, entered pursuant to a contempt motion brought by his ex-wife, Nancy White, ordering him to pay delinquent child support and spousal maintenance, as well as attorneys’ fees, to her. Mr. White claims that the ...

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00-3774 Reeves v. U.S.

“Reeves paints the government’s case as based on weak circumstantial evidence and Elliot’s incredulous testimony. Given the weakness of the case against him, he asserts that if he had testified a different outcome may well have resulted because the jury ...

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99-3199 Servais v. Kraft Foods

Also, because the plaintiffs have made no showing of a method of damage calculation that would not be based on the difference between the milk orders the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) established and what plaintiffs contend they should ...

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00-2850-CR State v. Clements

Marvin D. Clements appeals from the judgments of conviction, following a jury trial, for two counts under Wis. Stat. sec. 813.12(8), for knowingly violating a domestic abuse temporary restraining order or injunction, and one count of bail jumping, habitual criminality, ...

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01-0108-CR State v. Buzzell

Stuart Buzzell appeals the judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (OWI). He contends the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence because, he asserts, the evidence was the ...

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00-201 New York Times Co. Inc. v. Tasini

“In determining whether the Articles have been reproduced and distributed ‘as part of’ a ‘revision’ of the collective works in issue, we focus on the Articles as presented to, and perceptible by, the user of the Databases… In this case, ...

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01-0379 City of Fort Atkinson v. Jonas

Trish A. Jonas appeals her conviction for operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol content (PAC). She contends that the circuit court erred in refusing to suppress the results of her breath test because (1) the police interfered with ...

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99-7791 & 00-38 Zadvydas v. Davis

“We have found nothing in the history of these statutes that clearly demonstrates a congressional intent to authorize indefinite, perhaps permanent, detention. Consequently, interpreting the statute to avoid a serious constitutional threat, we conclude that, once removal is no longer ...

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99-1155 EEOC v. Indiana Bell Telephone Co.

“Ameritech contends that the 30-day, just-cause, and arbitration provisions of the collective bargaining agreement demonstrate that its actions were reasonable, and thus that Amos’s misconduct should not be attributed to the employer. … It did not take Ameritech’s managers long ...

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99-1319 Batteries Plus, LLC v. Mohr

“The statute speaks of prohibiting a deduction from wages due or earned unless: (1) the employee authorizes the employer in writing to make such a deduction; or (2) the employee and a representative of the employer determine that the ‘loss’ ...

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00-0752-CR State v. Ledford

William Ledford appeals a judgment of the circuit court convicting him of perjury based on his testimony during the preliminary hearing for charges against Raul Rodriguez and requiring Ledford to reimburse Dodge County for the cost of his third court-appointed ...

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99-2803 State v. T.J. International Inc.

Accordingly, we affirm the court of appeals’ reversal of the judgment of the circuit court. Defendant Norco sold its window plant to defendant Jeld-Wen. There was no interruption of business, and Jeld-Wen hired all but 47 of Norco’s 396 employees ...

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00-0931 Spencer v. Society Insurance, et al.

Patricia Spencer appeals from a personal injury judgment based on several alleged evidentiary errors. Regal Insurance cross-appeals the trial court’s decision to grant Spencer’s attorney a lien on the judgment superior to Regal’s own medical payments lien. We conclude that ...

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00-3746 Emerson v. Northern States Power Co.

“An employee is not a qualified individual if she poses ‘a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation.’ 42 U.S.C. sec. 12111(3). “NSP presented unchallenged doctors’ opinions that Emerson suffered from ...

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