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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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00-3632 U.S. v. Carlos-Colmenares

“Nothing in the statute’s language or background suggests that an illegally returning deportee cannot be convicted unless he knew he lacked the Attorney General’s express consent to reenter. On the contrary, the requirement that the Attorney General’s consent be ‘express’ ...

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00-1971 Alverio v. Sam's Warehouse Club, Inc.

“[L]awyers are given considerable leeway in formulating a gender-neutral rationale for jury strikes. … Here, in addition to identifying unique factors that only affected the three struck jurors – unemployment, participation as a plaintiff in a lawsuit, and employment in ...

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00-763 Pollard v. E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co.

“In the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Congress determined that victims of employment discrimination were entitled to additional remedies. Congress expressly found that ‘additional remedies under Federal law are needed to deter unlawful harassment and intentional discrimination in the workplace,’ ...

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00-2791 State v. Mata

“Mata argues that the trial court was erroneous in finding a factual basis for her forgery pleas because she contends that her conduct did not rise to the level of forgery. Mata claims that her use of aliases when opening ...

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00-2864 State v. Steele

“Here, the trial court determined that despite Steele’s qualifications under 302.045(2), the seriousness of his offenses precluded his participation in the program. We cannot say that this constituted a misuse of the trial court’s broad sentencing discretion. We therefore affirm ...

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99-2968 State v. Johnson

We further hold that the statute, Wis. Stat. sec. 948.025, is constitutional, and defendant, who was convicted of the repeated sexual assault of a child, is not entitled to a new trial. In sum, even though the State introduced evidence ...

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00-24 PGA Tour Inc. v. Martin Stevens, J.

“Under the ADA’s basic requirement that the need of a disabled person be evaluated on an individual basis, we have no doubt that allowing Martin to use a golf cart would not fundamentally alter the nature of petitioner’s tournaments. As ...

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99-1128 State v. Hansen

The circuit court erred in holding that sec. 961.45 required application of the “elements only” test of Blockburger v. United States, 284 U.S. 299 (1932) to determine whether the prior conviction was for the same act. Accordingly, we reverse the ...

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00-3054-CR State v. Hill

Adam Hill appeals a judgment convicting him of making a bomb threat. He also appeals an order denying postconviction relief. Hill contends that he is entitled to a new trial because he was convicted on the basis of an in-court ...

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99-1964 Booth v. Churner

“When Congress replaced the text of the statute as construed in [McCarthy v. Madigan] with the exhaustion requirement at issue today, it presumably understood that under McCarthy the term ‘effective’ in the former sec. 1997e(a) eliminated the possibility of requiring ...

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