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01-1487 Pieczynski v. Town of Birchwood

Lawrence Pieczynski appeals a judgment upholding his 1999 property tax assessment. He argues that the Town lacked authority to reassess his property before the trial court rendered its order requiring reassessment. He also challenges the assessor’s methodology. We affirm the ...

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01-1884 Urman v. Barron, et al.

Kenneth Urman appeals orders and a judgment setting aside a jury verdict, ordering a new trial in the interest of justice and dismissing his claims against D & J Enterprises, Dale Jansen, the Outpost Bar, Capitol Indemnity Corporation and Brian ...

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01-0436 Massey v. Wakely

Tom Wakely appeals an injunction enjoining him from having any contact with Terrance Massey, using Massey’s likeness or publishing any information concerning Massey. Wakely argues that because the trial court did not find that Wakely’s allegations were untrue, the injunction ...

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01-1621-CR State v. Bennett

Roosevelt Bennett, Jr., appeals from an order of commitment after a two-part jury trial where, in phase one, a jury found him guilty of carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, and bail jumping, but, during phase two, found him not ...

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00-1558 Newell v. Hanks

“Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts provides that ‘[t]he Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to the extent that they are not inconsistent with these rules, may be applied, when appropriate, to ...

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01-1817-CR State v. Murphy

Anthony Murphy appeals the judgment, entered after a jury trial, convicting him of aggravated battery, while armed with a dangerous weapon, causing great bodily harm, and resisting an officer. Murphy argues that the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion in ...

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01-2227 Mankarious v. U.S.

“[E]ven if Teague did not bar application of Neder to their sec. 2255 motion, Mankarious and Murphy are still barred from raising their lack of a materiality instruction argument for the first time on collateral review. An issue not raised ...

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00-2969-CR State v. Schuman

James Schuman appeals a judgment of conviction and an order denying his postconviction motion. The issues are whether the jury instructions sufficiently addressed his theory of defense and whether the court erred in certain evidentiary rulings. We affirm. This opinion ...

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01-2103, 01-2286 & 01-2295 U.S. v. Tokash

“Appellants’ initial claim … urges us to adopt a rule stating that imminence is not an essential element of the lesser-evil defenses. According to appellants’ theory, lesser-evil defenses should be available to defendants who can establish either that they face ...

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01-1372-CR State v. Shanks

Paul K. Shanks appeals from a judgment of conviction for first-degree sexual assault of a child and an order denying his request for postconviction relief. Shanks argues that the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion in allowing the victim to ...

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01-2443-FT State v. Salm

Karen A. Salm appeals from an order revoking her driver’s license for one year after the trial court found that her refusal to submit to chemical testing was unreasonable. Salm argues that because she was never placed under arrest, the ...

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01-1542 McClain v. Smith, et al.

Spencer McClain appeals pro se from the order dismissing his action against the Wisconsin Parole Commission (Commission) and against several parole commissioners individually on the ground that the complaint fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. ...

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01-2553 McShan v. Smith, et al.

Jessie McShan appeals an order dismissing his complaint against the Wisconsin Parole Commission and two of its members. The issue is whether McShan’s complaint states any causes of action that he should be allowed to pursue in this proceeding. We ...

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01-2536-CR, 01-2537-CR State v. Vang

John Vang appeals an order denying his motion to modify his sentence. Vang challenges the circuit court’s exercise of sentencing discretion. Vang also broadly attacks the manner in which circuit courts exercise sentencing discretion and the manner in which appellate ...

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01-1733 Williams v. City of Lake Geneva

“Once the City found that the Condoses’ 1999-2000 license was void, the Condoses could not apply for an appropriate liquor license via renewal of that void license. The only way for them to obtain an appropriate license was to file ...

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01-2629 Town of Delavan v. Suriano, et al.

Greater Geneva Group Inc. (Geneva Group), appeals from a summary judgment in favor of the Town of Delavan. The order for judgment permanently enjoins Geneva Group from operating an adult entertainment establishment, Exotica V, at its present location in the ...

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01-2132 Feltner v. Title Search Company

“In the contempt and sanctions order, the district court quoted the ‘unequivocal commands’ in the injunction and compared those commands with the arguments asserted in Title Search’s motions. Notwithstanding Title Search’s assertions to the contrary, the issue of ownership was ...

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