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00-1057 U.S. v. Adkins

“Hummel was involved in one conspiracy to import large quantities of meth from California. That conspiracy lasted for several years, and Adkins’s involvement was limited to bringing the bulk drugs back and selling them to Tyner and Hummel. Adkins exercised ...

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01-0817-CR State v. Love

Lisimba Love appeals from an amended judgment of conviction entered on a jury verdict finding him guilty of armed robbery as a party to a crime and as a habitual criminal. He also appeals from an order denying his postconviction ...

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00-4160 U.S. v. Rivera

“Repeat sales, without more, simply do not place the participants’ actions into the realm of conspiracy … What it does show is a ‘series of spot dealings at arm’s length between dealers who have no interest in the success of ...

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00-2253 State v. Ford

Antonio Ford appeals from an order denying his petition for habeas corpus brought under State v. Knight, 168 Wis.2d 509, 484 N.W.2d 540 (1992). We affirm. This opinion will not be published. Dist IV, Dane County, Moeser, J., Per Curiam ...

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00-3012, 00-3228 U.S. v. Nubuor

“We need not address Salami’s contention that a government prosecutor’s statements may be admitted into evidence as a statement of a party opponent to conclude that, even under the most searching review, the district court’s ruling would amount to harmless ...

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01-0611 State v. Young-Cooper

Charles Young-Cooper appeals from the order denying his motion pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 974.06 (1999-2000). The issue on appeal is whether Young-Cooper established a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. We conclude that Young-Cooper could have raised the issue ...

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01-1673 U.S. v. Shutic

“We need not spend much time discussing Shutic’s argument because we recently addressed precisely the issue he raises. United States v. Sherman, No. 00-2961, 2001 WL 1205378 (7th Cir. Oct. 11, 2001). In Sherman we considered the same arguments as ...

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01-2035 State v. Ziebell

The sole issue on appeal is whether the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion when it denied Patricia Ziebell’s motion to dismiss the charge for refusing to take a blood alcohol test after she pled guilty to the underlying charge ...

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01-2213 U.S. v. Mantas

“Given the evidence, the district court did not clearly err in finding that Mantas intended to sell all of the produce in the warehouse. Underlining this point were Mantas’ brazen attempts to sell adulterated meat after inspectors had red-tagged the ...

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01-1771-CR State v. Kahl

Randy Kahl appeals from a judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in violation of Wis. Stat. § 346.63(1)(a), second offense. Kahl challenges the denial of his motion to suppress the results of a chemical test of ...

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01-0311 State ex rel. Beyer v. Puckett

Bernard Beyer appeals the circuit court’s order quashing his writ of certiorari and dismissing his petition. Beyer argues that Stephen Puckett, the Director of the Bureau of Offender Classification and Movement, improperly denied his request to change his security classification. ...

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00-1260 U.S. v. Knights

The warrantless search of Knights, supported by reasonable suspicion and authorized by a probation condition, satisfied the Fourth Amendment. As nothing in Knights’ probation condition limits searches to those with a “probationary” purpose, the question here is whether the Fourth ...

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01-1252 State v. Frank

“We conclude that the trial court’s ruling, that other acts evidence would be admissible, did not require Frank to enter into the Wallerman stipulation. However, by entering into the stipulation and rendering the other acts evidence inadmissible, Frank waived his ...

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00-2826 State ex rel. Pik v. Schwarz

Gregory Pik appeals the circuit court’s order denying his motion to reconsider its decision affirming his probation revocation. Pik argues: (1) that the Division of Hearings and Appeals violated his constitutional right to due process because it did not hold ...

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01-1155 State v. Jones

“The State’s interpretation of Wis. Stat. § 973.01(2)(c) is textually impermissible. First, the State’s interpretation is feasible only if the sentencing court divides the penalty enhancer evenly between confinement and supervision. If, for example, the penalty enhancer is five years, ...

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01-2083-CR State v. Garcia

David Garcia appeals his judgment of conviction for possession of THC. He argues that the circuit court erred by denying his motion to suppress evidence based upon an illegal search and seizure. We disagree. This opinion will not be published. ...

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01-1417 State v. Daggett

“We conclude that the method used to take the blood sample was a reasonable one and was performed in a reasonable manner. At the outset, we reject Daggett’s assertion that blood draws must take place in a hospital setting in ...

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01-1267-CR State v. Wiskow

Cain Wiskow appeals a judgment convicting him of burglary to a dwelling as a repeater. He argues that the trial court erroneously denied his suppression motion because a warrantless search of his room violated his Fourth Amendment rights. Because Wiskow’s ...

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01-1220 Talano v. Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Inc.

“Talano’s statement that there are ‘several reasons’ to reconsider is devoid of specificity. Similar to the motion in Martinez, which failed to state any grounds for reconsideration, blanket statements, such as ‘several reasons,’ provide no greater specificity than saying nothing ...

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01-0386 In Re the Marriage of: Swetlik v. Swetlik

William Swetlik appeals an order denying his motion to modify his $4,000 per month child support obligation. He argues that the trial court failed to apply the correct legal standard in determining that modification was inappropriate. He further contends that ...

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01-1486 Anderson v. U.S.F. Logistics (IMC), Inc.

“Here, Anderson’s religious practice did not require her to use the ‘Blessed Day’ phrase with everyone. Further, U.S.F. did not seek to denigrate Anderson’s religious beliefs. In fact, U.S.F. has on at least one occasion encouraged Anderson’s religious practice by ...

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01-0893 In Re the Marriage of: Redfearn v. Redfearn

Christina Redfearn appeals from a judgment of divorce. She argues that the trial court erred in various ways in making its property settlement. We conclude that the trial court did not erroneously exercise its discretion in making its property division ...

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01-2084 Gernetzke v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1

“The bearing of delegation on the principle of Monell turns out to be critical in this case. The final decisionmaking authority of the school district is lodged in the district’s school board, but the board has promulgated regulations that delegate ...

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00-0043 Bruzas v. Quezada-Garcia

Accordingly, the certification from the Court of Appeals is dismissed as improvidently granted. On Certification from the Court of Appeals; Per Curiam Attorneys: For Appellant: Thomas M. Devine, JoAnne M. Breese-Jaeck, Racine For Respondent: Thomas H. Koch, Milwaukee

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01-2184 City of Sturgeon Bay v. Thenell

Ann Thenell appeals a judgment convicting her of failing to stop at a stop sign. The basic tenor of her principal argument is that the trial court erred when it found the arresting officer’s testimony more credible than Thenell’s. Because ...

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01-0825 Gojmerac v. Mahn

Accordingly, the dominant estate does not include Lots 6 and 7 of Block Two because a right of first refusal is not equal to an ownership interest and the owners of Lots 6 and 7 are not entitled to use ...

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