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01-2961 State v. Devereux

Richard Devereux appeals an order denying his postconviction motion in which he alleged ineffective assistance of trial counsel. The trial court denied the motion without a hearing, implicitly concluding that the record conclusively showed that the motion lacked merit. Devereux ...

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01-3814 Nieves v. Bd. Educ. City of Chicago

“[I]n support of the causation element, Nieves offers only (1) her unsupported allegation that the decision was made after the protected speech and (2) the timing of the termination, occurring approximately one month after the protected speech. Neither of these ...

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01-3372 Tridle, A minor v. Horn

Because Midwest did not file a cross-claim against Horn, there exists no claim upon which Midwest could file a motion for default judgment in its favor and against Horn. “It follows that the failure to aver a claim for relief ...

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01-3236-CR State v. Fields

Maurice Fields appeals a judgment convicting him of second-degree sexual assault by use of force. He also appeals the order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Fields argues that the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion when it denied his ...

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01-4061 Chapman v. Maytag Corp.

“It is undisputed that Petry did not conduct any scientific tests or experiments in order to arrive at his conclusions. Petry never produced any studies, tests or experiments to justify or verify his conclusions, despite his representations to the court ...

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02-0208-CR State v. Welch

Melvin C. Welch appeals from a judgment of conviction for violating a harassment injunction. Welch raises five issues: (1) whether the harassment injunction is unconstitutionally vague; (2) whether the criminal complaint was sufficient; (3) whether there was sufficient evidence to ...

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01-3255 Martin v. Deuth

“As the Supreme Court held in Coss: ‘[O]nce a state conviction is no longer open to direct or collateral attack in its own right because the defendant failed to pursue those remedies while they were available (or because the defendant ...

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01-1702-CR State v. Grimes

Harold Grimes appeals a judgment convicting him of carrying a concealed weapon. Grimes contends that article I, section 25 of the Wisconsin Constitution, which provides that “people have the right to keep and bear arms,” renders sec. 941.23 unconstitutional. This ...

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02-1301 U.S. v. Cole

“As the district court concluded here, discharging a firearm is an inherently risky act. Even though shots were not aimed at a particular person, the actions of the mob could easily have caused an injury; the case law is replete ...

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01-2808 State ex rel. Tyler v. Bett

“The fatal flaw in Tyler’s request for application of the tolling rule to his petition is that he did not place all of the required documents and a disbursement request for the proper filing fee “in the prison mailbox” until ...

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01-3752, 01-4130 U.S. v. Brumfield

“Brumfield contends that the district court employed an unreliable methodology in holding him accountable for certain sales other members of the Armstrong organization made to a confidential government informant. In particular, from August until December 2000, other members of the ...

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01-1552, 01-2760 Park v. City of Chicago

“We turn first to Ms. Park’s contention that the district court violated the mandates of Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, 304 U.S. 64 (1938), when it denied her motion in limine and thus declined to exclude the contested documents from ...

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01-3693 Yadegar-Sargis v. INS

“Ms. Sargis undoubtedly has endured harassment and hardship in Iran on the basis of her ethnicity and religious affiliation. She has been confronted by police because her dress did not conform to the requirements imposed by the dominant religion, interrogated ...

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01-1848-CR State v. Snodgrass

Charles Snodgrass appeals from a judgment of conviction and an order denying his postconviction motion. The issues are whether the search warrant was supported by probable cause, whether his right to a speedy trial was violated, and whether he was ...

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