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01-1493-CR State v. Laufer

Donald Laufer appeals a judgment convicting him of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI). The issue is whether the trial court properly denied his collateral challenge to a prior OWI conviction used to enhance the charge. We affirm. This opinion will ...

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01-1448 State v. Randle

“During the plea colloquy, the trial court specifically addressed Randle about the jurisdiction issue. Randle indicated that he understood he was waiving his right to raise all jurisdictional issues. Moreover, as aptly stated by the trial court: To reach the ...

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01-2542 State v. Young

John B. Young appeals from an order revoking his driving privileges for one year. Young contends that the arresting officer failed to comply with the standardized field sobriety testing requirements established in the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) training ...

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01-1015 State v. Londo

“As noted, we must balance the interests we all have to be free from unjustified governmental intrusion against our need to have government protect us from predators. Here, the possible grave danger to the occupants of the house outweighed the ...

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01-1481 State v. Bork

David Bork appeals an order denying his Wis. Stat. sec. 974.061 postconviction motion to withdraw his no contest plea for lack of a factual basis. The postconviction hearing was conducted by telephone. Bork argues that the trial court violated his ...

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01-1832 State v. Krohn

“While we accept Krohn’s challenge to the circuit court’s restitution order, we reject his attempt to prevent the court from properly determining restitution and issuing the appropriate restitution order. Consistent with ‘the goal [of Wis. Stat. § 973.20] of facilitating ...

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01-0965-CR State v. Andersen

Matthew J. Andersen appeals from a judgment of conviction of party to the crime of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. The sole issue on appeal is whether police complied with the knock-and-announce requirement when executing a search warrant ...

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01-1921-CR State v. Ewing

Angelo J. Ewing appeals from the judgment of conviction entered after he pled guilty to the crime of armed robbery, party to a crime. He also appeals from the trial court’s order denying his postconviction motion seeking sentence modification. Ewing ...

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00-1567 Young v. United States

Congress is presumed to draft limitations periods in light of the principle that such periods are customarily subject to equitable tolling unless tolling would be inconsistent with statutory text. Tolling is appropriate here. Petitioners’ Chapter 13 petition erected an automatic ...

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00-568 New York v. FERC

New York insists that retail transactions are subject only to state regulation, but the electric industry has changed since the FPA was enacted, at which time the electricity universe was neatly divided into spheres of retail versus wholesale sales. The ...

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01-2784-FT Meyer v. Schmitz, et al.

Steve and Jane Meyer appeal an order dismissing Rural Insurance Company from this action. The issues are whether: (1) the insurer established on summary judgment that its policy did not provide coverage, and (2) there is a dispute of material ...

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00-973 United States v. Vonn

Relying on the canon that expressing one item of a commonly associated group or series excludes another left unmentioned, Vonn claims that Rule 11(h)’s specification of harmless-error review shows an intent to exclude the plain-error standard with which harmless error ...

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01-1910 Israel, et al. v. U.S.D.A.

“[T]he Agreement provides for 50% recapture of appreciation on whichever of the following dates occurs first: the Agreement’s expiration on September 14, 1999, the date plaintiffs pay the loan in full, the date the plaintiffs cease farming, or the date ...

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01-2081 Thielman v. Leean, et al.

“Just as Sandin dealt with prison regulations, it also dealt with a prison and a prisoner. Although the WRC, in part, houses correctional inmates, it cannot be termed a prison with regard to Chapter 980 patients. The entire premise of ...

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01-0106 Murray v. City of Milwaukee

“Since neither Murray nor the officers he represented have a cause of action against the City for attorney fees under Wis. Stat. § 895.35, it logically follows that they do not have a cause of action under § 895.35 even ...

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01-1952 Gasienica v. Richman

John Gasienica filed a small claims action alleging that a neighboring property owner, Neil Richman, failed to adequately maintain a ditch that carries surface water run-off in an area near the boundary of the two properties. Water run-off allegedly caused ...

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01-1231-CR State v. Slinker

Michael W. Slinker was sentenced in Washington County to a 25-year prison term to be served concurrently to a 20-year term imposed in Sheboygan County. Subsequently, Slinker successfully appealed the Sheboygan County case; it was dismissed, new charges were filed ...

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01-2627 Anderson v. Litscher

“Without question, review of a state criminal conviction by the United States Supreme Court is considered ‘direct review’ of that conviction. See Bell v. Maryland, 378 U.S. 226, 232 (1964). Because the plain terms of section 2244 include the period ...

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01-1684-CR State v. Blue

Anthony Blue appeals the judgment convicting him of resisting an officer and bail jumping. Blue requests this court to modify his sentence to one year from the trial court imposed two consecutive nine-month sentences. He argues that what occurred here ...

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01-1291, 01-1292 U.S. v. Scialabba

“Treating the word as a synonym for receipts could produce odd outcomes. Consider a slot machine in a properly licensed casino. Gamblers insert coins, and the machine itself returns some of them as winnings. Later the casino opens the machine ...

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99-1727-CR State v. Bridges

Jharvan Bridges appeals from the judgment of conviction entered against him. The issue on appeal is whether there was sufficient evidence produced at trial to support Bridges’ conviction for possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver, as a party ...

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00-0420 Manitowoc Western Co. v. Montonen

“We agree that encouraging the efficient resolution of disputes through settlement negotiations and avoiding factual inquiries that are certain to devolve into swearing matches are important public policy considerations. These public policy goals may, upon initial examination, appear to justify ...

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