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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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01-2502 State v. Veneman

“[W]e determine that there was sufficient evidence pertaining to the relevant time period from January to April 1999 from which the jury could reasonably conclude that Venema ‘crossed the line’ in violation of the statute. However, we have no way ...

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01-2715 County of Dane v. Sporle

Sherman Sporle appeals a judgment convicting him of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (OMVWI), as a first offense. He claims the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence of the results ...

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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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01-3024-CR State v. Polnitz

David E. Polnitz appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after he pled guilty to one count of robbery, with the use of force, as party to a crime. Polnitz claims that the trial court erred when it denied his ...

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01-3302 Scott v. Barnhart

“Although the Commissioner submits that the evidence of record demonstrates that Darius could not satisfy Listing 112.05’s diagnostic definition of mental retardation, we are hard pressed to find this precise conclusion either implicitly or explicitly in the ALJ’s opinion. See ...

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01-2093-CR State v. Galewski

Jason D. Galewski appeals from an order denying his motion to suppress and a judgment convicting him of injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. Galewski argues that the trial court erred by denying his suppression motion because the ...

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01-2983 U.S. v. Farr

“[W]e refuse to agree with Farr’s meritless argument that the trial judge abused his discretion in declining to grant a third continuance. At the outset, we note that Farr and his attorney had both adequate time and access to discovery ...

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