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Passing the Torch: Justice Jon P. Wilcox and Justice-elect Annette K. Ziegler reflect on the state Supreme Court during the State Bar Convention in Milwaukee. WLJ Photo by Jack Zemlicka An informal passing of the torch took place at the ...

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Warrant Case Analysis

The decision is a good candidate for review in the Wisconsin Supreme Court for two reasons: it is the first Wisconsin case to address a search warrant for the home from which controlled substances were mailed, rather than an anticipatory ...

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Objection Case Analysis

The decision has the potential for enormous implications, and they are not good ones. The defense’s objection in this case — “Objection. Hearsay.” — is a commonplace one, and has long been assumed to be a sufficiently specific objection, at ...

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Rental Case Analysis

If not reversed by the Supreme Court, the decision creates what may be only a one-time windfall for municipalities. Presumably, companies that rent property for less than a month, but are willing to rent for more than a month if ...

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Alienation Case Analysis

The case illustrates the caveat, “Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.” Lester has managed to keep the property in the family (and keep it intact except for Sue), but at what cost? Sue sold her ...

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Order sets off judicial fireworks

Hon. Prosser The long-running, and long-avoided, dispute between unsuccessful candidate for governor, Mark Green, and the State Elections Board was dismissed on April 25, pursuant to the parties’ settlement of the case on March 16, and their joint motion to ...

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Privilege Case Analysis

Although the court held that the union representative in this case was acting as an agent of the attorney, attorneys should not carelessly assume that it is always OK to have a union rep. around while you discuss facts with ...

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