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01-1236 U.S. v. Matchopatow

“All the government promised to do in this case was to make a sentencing recommendation. The plea required the government to ‘recommend a 5-level upward departure. …’ The government fulfilled its promise, and the sentencing court disagreed with that recommendation. ...

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01-0166 Amundson v. Village of Fairchild

Jason Amundson appeals a judgment dismissing his breach of contract and wrongful termination claims against the Village of Fairchild. Amundson commenced the action after the village board terminated his employment as the Village Police Chief without giving notice or reason. ...

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00-2608-CR State v. Splitt

Roger H. Splitt appeals from the judgment of conviction entered against him, and from the order denying his motion for postconviction relief. He argues on appeal that he received ineffective assistance of trial counsel, that his right to a fair ...

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01-0423-CR State v. Baer

The State of Wisconsin appeals from an order suppressing all the evidence gathered after an investigative traffic stop following an anonymous cell phone call and dismissing the complaint against Deann K. Baer. We reverse the judgment of acquittal and the ...

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00-1478 Massey v. Helman

“Mr. Massey submits that there are no administrative remedies available to him because FCC Pekin’s grievance procedure cannot provide him with money damages, which is the only form of relief he seeks. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Booth forecloses ...

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01-0237-CR State v. Cutsforth

Dean Cutsforth appeals a judgment convicting him of operating while intoxicated, second offense. He also appeals an order denying postconviction relief. He contends that his warrantless arrest violated his Fourth Amendment rights, requiring the suppression of all evidence taken incident ...

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00-1208 Roberts v. Wolf, et al.

Tecwyn Roberts, Sara H. Roberts and Elizabeth M. Halkerston (collectively, the Robertses) sued John J. Wolf and Linda Wolf alleging intentional trespass to land, injury to real property, unlawful cutting of timber and interference with or declaration of interest in ...

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00-2944 U.S. v. Schaffner

“The photograph at issue in this case actually traveled across state lines. As in Bell, where the movement of a weapon across state lines satisfied the commerce element of the statute, the interstate movement of the photograph provides a sufficient ...

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00-1513 U.S. v. Green

“In United States v. West, 670 F.2d 675, 687 (7th Cir. 1982), we interpreted Rule 801(d) (1)(B)’s requirement of cross-examination to mean that the out-of-court statement must be elicited through the declarant, and not through a third party to whom ...

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01-2591 Dahler v. U.S.

“This distinction between challenges to events that are novel to the resentencing (and will be treated as initial collateral attacks) and events that predated the resentencing (and will be treated as successive collateral attacks) has been adopted by every other ...

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00-2650-CR State v. Novak

Timothy Novak appeals a set of judgments convicting him of one count of being party to the crime of arson, two counts of insurance fraud, and one count of false swearing, and also appeals an order denying his motion for ...

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00-3537 U.S. v. Williams

“Application Note 2 to sec. 3A1.1 (b)(1) … defines ‘vulnerable victim’ for purposes of the guidelines as a person (A) who is a victim of the offense of conviction and any conduct for which the defendant is accountable under sec. ...

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00-2800-CR State v. Gipson

The State appeals from a pretrial order suppressing the statements given to a police officer in a postpolygraph interview. The trial court ruled that the statements given by Anthony L. Gipson in the interview were so closely related to the ...

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00-3174 State v. Quinn

Eddie Lee Quinn appeals from an order denying his motion for an evidentiary hearing to establish that he is entitled to postconviction relief. Although Quinn concedes that he failed to raise on appeal the issues he is currently asserting, as ...

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01-0206-CR State v. Polk

Johnny D. Polk appeals from a judgment entered on no contest pleas to two counts of battery as a habitual criminal. Polk also appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion. Polk claims: (1) he received ineffective assistance of counsel ...

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00-2699 Rural Mutual Insurance Co. v. Welsh

“Rural argues that specific provisions of an insurance contract control over general provisions, a proposition with which, as a general rule of construction, we have no quarrel. However, we cannot agree that, absent an exclusionary reference over to the supplemental ...

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01-0489-CR State v. Dahl

Thomas Dahl appeals from a judgment of conviction and from an order denying his motion to suppress evidence. Dahl contends that Wis. Stat. sec. 343.305, Wisconsin’s Implied Consent Law, is unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ...

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