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Probable Cause – Suppression of Evidence – Breath Test

The State of Wisconsin appeals from the circuit court order suppressing evidence obtained by two Walworth County Sheriff Deputies in the case against Michael T. Paczkowski, who was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration (PAC), both as second offenses, contrary to WIS. STAT. §§ 346.63(1)(a)&(b) and 346.65(2)(am)2.

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Termination of Parental Rights

D.W. appeals the circuit court order terminating his parental rights to his child, K.J. D.W. argues that the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion in granting the petition to terminate his parental rights because the circuit court failed to weigh relevant facts affecting the best interests of the child in consideration of the petition for the termination of parental rights (TPR).

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Timothy Christopher Scott, Jr. appeals from a judgment of conviction entered following a jury trial for two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, one count of possession of a firearm by a person adjudicated delinquent, and one count of felony bail jumping.

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Prisoner – Deliberate Indifference

LaVertis Stewart, an inmate at Dixon Correctional Center, sued the assistant warden, two doctors, and a medical corporation under the Eighth Amendment, claiming that they were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs by refusing to grant him an exemption to wearing a restrictive security device, a black box, when he left the facility for medical appointments.

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