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01-0480-CR State v. Minniecheske

Donald Minniecheske appeals pro se from an order denying his Wis. Stat. sec. 974.06 motion seeking postconviction relief. Because Minniecheske failed to provide a sufficient reason explaining why he did not raise the issues in his original postconviction motion or ...

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01-0331-CR, 01-1405-CR State v. Johnson

Sarah Johnson appeals from a judgment convicting her of first-degree intentional homicide, party to a crime, and an order denying her postconviction relief. The trial court sentenced her to life in prison with a parole eligibility date twenty-eight years from ...

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01-2097 U.S. v. Rogers

“The Anarchist’s Cookbook also was introduced at trial. The prosecutor treated its title as significant and read the jury some passages in addition to those about building silencers. Rogers’s trial lawyer did not object, but on appeal Rogers contends that ...

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00-3257 State v. Vanmanivong

However, we affirm the three convictions which were unrelated to the informants’ identification. “The trial court had no authority under sec. 905.10(3)(b) to seek, ex parte, additional clarification from law enforcement. When the trial court found that the affidavits were ...

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00-1637-CR State v. Bledsoe

Otis B. Bledsoe has appealed from a judgment convicting him after a jury trial of attempted first-degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon. He was also convicted of burglary and injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. ...

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00-3002 U.S. v. Hare

“Hare promised not to appeal, and he broke that promise. Defendants can obtain concessions in exchange for their promises in plea agreements only if those promises are credible. A defendant such as Hare who promises not to appeal, and then ...

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00-3070 State v. Lopez

“Where the defendant has shown a prima facie violation of Wis. Stat. sec. 971.08(1)(a) or other mandatory duties and alleges that he or she in fact did not know or understand the information which should have been provided at the ...

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00-2723-CR State v. Williams

Jimmy Williams appeals from judgments convicting him of forgery and theft, as a party to the crime, and two misdemeanors. He also appeals from an order denying postconviction relief. The convictions followed a jury’s guilty verdicts. The issues are whether ...

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00-2495, 00-2701 U.S. v. Elem

“In this case, the inconsistencies between Anderson’s grand jury testimony and his trial testimony do not undermine the legitimacy of the jury’s verdict for several reasons. First, the main purpose of Anderson’s testimony at trial was to identify Jennings and ...

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99-4251 U.S. v. Danser

“A term of supervised release begins on the day an individual is released from incarceration. 18 U.S.C. sec. 3624(e). The term of any supervised release ‘runs concurrently with any Federal, State, or local term of probation or supervised release or ...

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01-0676 Greene v. Greene, et al.

Richard Greene appeals from a circuit court order dismissing his complaint against Allan S. Greene on grounds of claim preclusion. We affirm the circuit court’s ruling on a narrower ground. We hold that the circuit court properly exercised its discretion ...

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01-1569 U.S. v. Shepard

“Both sec.3663A and its predecessor sec.3663 have been understood to require restitution only for direct losses and not for consequential damages and the other effects that may ripple through the economy. See, e.g., United States v. Arvanitis, 902 F.2d 489, ...

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01-0472-CR State v. Nichols

Patricia Nichols appeals from a judgment of conviction on 34 counts of failure to provide adequate food and drink to confined animals under Wis. Stat. sec. 951.13(1) (1999-2000), 34 counts of providing improper shelter and sanitation for animals under Wis. ...

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01-0399-CR State v. Lewis

Edward D. Lewis appeals from a judgment of conviction and sentence after he pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon. He also appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion to modify his sentence. Lewis claims: (1) ...

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00-2643 U.S. v. Carrillo

“There is no question that the jury instructions should have been finalized before closing arguments. However, although a technical violation of Rule 30 did occur, it is clear that the error did not violate the defendants’ substantial rights. The district ...

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01-0261-CR State v. Dixon

Sharon Dixon appeals from the judgment of conviction entered after a jury convicted her of one count of arson of a building, party to a crime and one count of possession of a controlled substance. Dixon also appeals from the ...

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01-1678 U.S. v. Allen

“Allen contends that Agent Fox’s testimony regarding the link between the gun found at the motel and drug trafficking was simply a subjective lay opinion and not an expert opinion. Agent Fox received education and training in the field of ...

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01-0182 State v. Torpen

This is so because it is improper to order restitution to a party with no relationship to the crime of conviction. Therefore, we reverse and remand with directions that the circuit court enter an amended judgment of conviction. “If the ...

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