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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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01-1501-FT Taff, et al. v. Town of Burke

Dennis Taff, Daniel Gartner and Mansion Realty appeal a summary judgment that dismissed their appeal from a special assessment levied against them by the Town of Burke for water mains installed along their respective properties in the Taff Subdivision. They ...

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00-1892 Mathis v. Phillips Chevrolet Inc.

“According to an offer of proof Phillips made just before the trial began, there were significant irregularities in Mathis’ applications at these other dealerships. In one case, when the dealership offered Mathis an interview, Mathis left and never returned. In ...

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00-2732 Mueller, et al. v. Kearns

Diana M. Kearns, pro se, appeals from a judgment entered after a bench trial. Kearns argues that the trial court erred when it: (1) denied her claim for an abatement of water run-off; (2) ordered her to asphalt a portion ...

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00-1603 Lalvani v. Cook County, Illinois

“While no reasonable jury could conclude on this record that Coleman’s decision to terminate Lalvani was motivated by Lalvani’s ethnicity or his having filed a discrimination complaint in 1989, there are other kinds of ’cause’ that are still relevant to ...

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01-1204-FT Jevic Enterprises Inc., et al. v. Schultz

Arlo and Loran Schultz appeal from a judgment granting injunctive relief to Jevic Enterprises Inc., and the Nevada Heights Homeowner’s Association, Inc. The court concluded that the Schultzes’ residence violated a restrictive covenant of the Nevada Heights Subdivision, and ordered ...

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00-2592 Rivera v. Vandeboom, et al.

Beth T. Vandeboom and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (collectively, “State Farm”) appeal from a circuit court judgment, following a jury trial, awarding Miguel A. Rivera $548,312.23 in damages for injuries he suffered in a collision between the motorcycle ...

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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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01-0974 Village of Plover v. Pittman

Scott Pittman appeals a jury verdict finding him guilty of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Pittman contends that the trial court erred by excluding testimony related to his reasons for refusing to submit to a chemical test for alcohol. ...

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00-3762, 00-3763 U.S. v. Pedroza

“It is true that the consent followed closely on the heels of the questionable pat-down search, which could suggest that the consent was a product of that search. In this case, however, we find that the other two factors indicate ...

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00-3175-CR State v. Simplot

Randy Simplot appeals a judgment convicting him of being party to the crimes of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug house, each as a repeat offender, and also an order denying his postconviction motion. He ...

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