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00-1784-CR State v. Handal

Eduardo D. Handal appeals from the judgment of conviction entered against him and the order denying his motion for postconviction relief. The issue on appeal is whether Handal received ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Because we agree with the circuit ...

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No. 105Kansas v. Colorado

“At one point in time, the fact that the claim was unliquidated would have been of substantial importance… This common-law distinction has long since lost its hold on the legal imagination. Beginning in the early part of the last century, ...

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00-1663Luder v. Endicott (55270)

“The plaintiffs are seeking to accomplish exactly what they would accomplish were they allowed to maintain this suit against the state and did so successfully: they are seeking to force the state to accede to their view of the Act ...

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01-0444-FT City of Brookfield v. Ulmen

The City of Brookfield appeals from an order dismissing two uniform traffic citations that charged Daniel D. Ulmen with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration (PAC) respectively. The dismissal ...

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00-3897Otto v. SEC

“[W]e need not decide the issue of whether the NASD is a state actor in this case because Otto admitted all of the facts necessary to establish his guilt, which dooms his due process arguments.” “Given Otto’s admissions coupled with ...

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00-3013-CR State v. Martin

Richard Martin pled guilty to operating while under the influence of an intoxicant, second offense, contrary to Wis. Stat. sec. 346.63(1)(a). He appeals his conviction, contending that the trial court erred when it denied his motion to suppress evidence. Martin ...

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01-2441Garza v. Lappin

“Nothing in the OAS Charter suggests an intention that member states will be bound by the Commission’s decisions before the American Convention goes into effect. To the contrary, the OAS Charter’s reference to the Convention shows that the signatories to ...

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00-1846 State v. Multaler

“The affidavit establishes that serial killers are uniquely likely to have a strong psychological compulsion to keep evidence of their crimes, even when they know they are under investigation. In fact, the affidavit establishes that serial killers may unreasonably flirt ...

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00-3180-CR State v. Roesing

Victoria D. Roesing appeals from a judgment of conviction after a jury found her guilty of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant or other drug contrary to Wis. Stat. sec. 346.63(1)(a) (1999-2000). Roesing claims that ...

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00-1777-CR State v. Koeppen

Thomas W. Koeppen appeals from a judgment of conviction of bail jumping as a habitual criminal and from an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Koeppen argues that the evidence adduced at trial was insufficient and that he was ...

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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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00-2432 U.S. v. Steward

“[T]he government argued again that Steward’s holding of the package in his left hand, however fleetingly, the resulting control over it, and dropping it in hope of concealment established possession of it. … The government argues that Judge Murphy’s finding ...

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