Quantcast
Home / News (page 1120) /

News

01-0904 State v. Stout

Based on case law and the explicit language of Wis. Stat. Sec. 968.24 that a “law enforcement officer may stop a person in a public place,” we conclude that under Wisconsin law, Terry applies to confrontations between the police and ...

Read More »

00-1563 State v. Anderson

Further, recognizing that a jury trial involves a fundamental right, we mandate the use of a personal colloquy in every case where a criminal defendant seeks to waive his or her right to a jury trial. “We hold that the ...

Read More »

01-0982 Tabbutt v. Goree

Robert Goree appeals an order enjoining him from having any contact with Patricia Tabbutt. He claims that: (1) the evidence was insufficient to show that he had been harassing Tabbutt; (2) the trial court violated his due process rights by ...

Read More »

00-0744 State v. Nollie

This is so because a general and potential threat of interference is not enough to invoke the self-defense privilege; the threat must be imminent and specific. Although defendant claimed that four men were also in the parking lot at the ...

Read More »

01-0835-CR State v. Weishar

Randy A. Weishar appeals from a judgment entered on a jury verdict convicting him of criminal damage to property. The jury acquitted Weishar of the crime of failing to give information or render aid following his striking an occupied vehicle. ...

Read More »

01-1555 Culver v. City of Milwaukee, et al.

“Although the class was rightly decertified, and the suit, having thus been demoted to an individual action, therefore rightly dismissed because Culver’s claim had become moot, there is a loose end. Rule 23(e) requires that notice of a proposed dismissal ...

Read More »

01-0937-CR, 01-0938-CR State v. Meyer

Douglas Meyer appeals a judgment convicting him on his guilty pleas of retail theft as a repeater in Pierce County and possession of burglary tools as a repeater in St. Croix County. He also appeals an order denying his postconviction ...

Read More »

01-0140-CR State v. Johnson

George Johnson appeals a judgment convicting him of two counts of incest with his adult daughter, M.J. Johnson’s defense asserted that she was not his daughter or that he did not know she was his daughter. The State proved those ...

Read More »

01-1380 U.S. v. Alshabkhoun

“We agree with A&A that access to the courts is of paramount importance. However, it does not follow that an agreed upon provision that allows for the accrual of stipulated penalties during any dispute resolution is unenforceable as a matter ...

Read More »

01-0347-CR State v. Delgado

Carlos R. Delgado appeals from a judgment entered after a jury found him guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child. He also appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion. Delgado argues that his conviction should ...

Read More »

01-2611 Piggie v. McBride

“Because the district court applied that presumption in vacating its judgment and denying habeas relief in this case, we remand the case to the district court to determine (1) whether the surveillance tape has been erased by prison officials, and ...

Read More »

01-1679 State v. Gordon

“The trial court did not recite the jury instruction on first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Rather, it simply responded to the jury’s specific and logical inquiry by explaining that the crime of first-degree recklessly endangering safety involves an additional element – ...

Read More »

01-2153-CR State v. Borum

Torrence C. Borum, pro se, appeals from a judgment entered after he pled guilty to one count of battery. He claims the trial court erred when it denied his motion seeking to withdraw his guilty plea. Because the trial court ...

Read More »

01-1720 Eads v. Hanks

“Eads] claims that the proceeding denied him due process of law because (he alleges) a member of the committee is the ‘live-in boyfriend’ of one of the witnesses, a female guard… Oddly, we cannot find an appellate case dealing with ...

Read More »

01-0962 State ex rel. West v. Bartow, Warden

Accordingly, we affirm the order transferring venue to Milwaukee County. “The trial court obviously determined that the interests of justice and the convenience of the parties or witnesses necessitated a change of venue to Milwaukee county. The trial court’s failure ...

Read More »

01-1984-CR State v. Scharenbroch

The State appeals an order dismissing its complaint against Danita Scharenbroch. The State charged Scharenbroch with violating a court order, as a party to a crime. The trial court dismissed the action because it concluded that violating a sec. 940.47 ...

Read More »

00-3400 U.S. v. Colvin

“[W]e believe the ‘deadly or dangerous weapon or device’ language added by the 1988 amendment makes clear Congress’ intent to authorize cumulative punishment of fire-related felonies. The 1988 amendment clarified that ‘any felony’ ‘includ[es] a felony which provides for an ...

Read More »

01-1982-CR State v. Marshalek

The State appeals the trial court’s order granting Michael A. Marshalek’s motion to suppress the results of a traffic stop and dismiss the offenses against him. The State argues that based upon the totality of the circumstances, the officer had ...

Read More »

00-3111 U.S. v. Childs

“By asking one question about marijuana, officer Chiola did not make the custody of Childs an ‘unreasonable’ seizure. What happened here must occur thousands of times daily across the nation: Officers ask persons stopped for traffic offenses whether they are ...

Read More »

01-2283-CR State v. Chapman

Geoffrey Chapman appeals his conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, third offense. He argues that his motion to suppress the evidence of intoxication should have been granted because he was seized without reasonable suspicion. We reject the argument and ...

Read More »

00-3196 In Re the Marriage of: Gray v. Gray

Mary Jo Gray appeals an order granting Mark Gray’s motion to reduce his child support obligation, setting his arrearage at $4,000, and denying Mary Jo’s motion to find Mark in contempt. She argues that the trial court incorrectly computed Mark’s ...

Read More »

01-0643-CR State v. Larson

Anthony Larson appeals a judgment convicting him of one count each of second-degree sexual assault and burglary, both as a repeater. He also appeals an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Larson argues that the circuit court erred by ...

Read More »

00-1249 Thomas v. Chicago Park Dist.

Freedman is inapposite because, unlike the motion picture censorship scheme in that case, the Park District’s ordinance is not subject-matter censorship but content-neutral time, place, and manner regulation of the use of a public forum. None of the grounds for ...

Read More »