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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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00-1820 Behrndt v. Behrndt, et al.

Patrick Behrndt appeals from the denial of his motion for relief from the trial court’s judgment dismissing Patrick and approving the settlement as to all other parties. The issue on appeal is whether the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion ...

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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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00-454 Atkinson Trading Co., Inc. v. Shirley

“Indian tribes are ‘unique aggregations possessing attributes of sovereignty over both their members and their territory,’ but their dependent status generally precludes extension of tribal civil authority beyond these limits… The Navajo Nation’s imposition of a tax upon nonmembers on ...

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00-1570 State v. Polshek

Even though the parents may have known who the abuse reporters were, it was nevertheless an unlawful “disclosure” of the reporters’ identities within the meaning of the statute. “Given the statute’s goal of protecting reporters’ identities, it is appropriate to ...

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00-3350-CR State v. Stormer

Daniel Stormer was convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, third offense. He received a sentence of 60 days in jail with Huber privileges, license revocation for thirty months, and a forfeiture of $1,346.50. The sole issue on appeal ...

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00-2129 State v. Richardson

“After reviewing the written arguments of both parties and the record itself, the sentencing court made the following findings of fact. At the time of sentencing, the contents of the criminal complaint and pre-sentence report could have justified a multi-count ...

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01-0205-CR State v. Farrell

Michael J. Farrell appeals his conviction of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OMVWI). He argues that the circuit court erred in refusing to suppress the results of his blood test. He concludes the circuit court was in error because ...

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00-262 Arkansas v. Sullivan

“The court’s decision on rehearing is flatly contrary to this Court’s controlling precedent, we grant the State’s petition for a writ of certiorari and reverse. As an initial matter, we note that the Arkansas Supreme Court never questioned Officer Taylor’s ...

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00-2133 State v. Kimbrough

“With respect to Kimbrough’s limited intellectual capacity, we note that while expert testimony established he had below average intelligence, it did not establish that he is mentally retarded. In addition, while the State’s psychologist testified that Kimbrough’s general ability to ...

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00-2691-CR State v. Hernandez

uis Hernandez appeals a judgment convicting him of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (OMVWI). Hernandez contends that the trial court erred in denying a motion to suppress evidence gathered after an allegedly illegal traffic ...

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