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01-0834 Hoskins et al. v. Dodge County et al.

“Even if we were to conclude that what Block communicated via his 911 call constituted a known, present danger, we would not necessarily hold that the dispatchers had forfeited any claim to immunity for their actions in response. Neither dispatcher ...

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01-1839-CR State v. Cook

Shane Cook appeals a judgment of conviction and sentence for two counts of forgery-uttering, as a party to the crime to which he pleaded no contest. On appeal Cook contends the forgery charges must be dismissed with prejudice because the ...

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00-3229 Proffitt v. Ridgway, et al.

This case is unusual, moreover, in that the risk of serious harm was not only, perhaps not even mainly, to Woodall, the person in custody, but also to Ridgway, the police officer. Unless Ridgway was suicidal or insane, neither of ...

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01-8038 In Re Bemis Company, Inc.,

That is the holding of General Telephone and of course we have no authority to overrule decisions of the Supreme Court. The distinctions that Bemis urges are threadbare: General Telephone did not involve harassment, the EEOC here is not alleging ...

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00-4110, 01-1810 U.S. ex rel. Chandler v. Cook County

“[T]he legislative history of the 1986 amendments, in particular that accompanying the whistleblower provision, makes it likely that the Congress, when voting on the amendments, was aware that the FCA might reach municipalities. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s report states that ...

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01-2161-FT Polk County v. Blanski

Polk County appeals an order dismissing its complaint against Jeff and Dawn Blanski for violating Polk County, Wis., Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinances, art. XII, sec. 12.3B (1991). The ordinance prohibits more than one dwelling on a property. A violation is ...

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01-2044 Donahue v. Barnhart

“It turns out that whoever wrote the Dictionary believes that basic literacy (defined as a vocabulary of 2,500 words, the ability to read about 100 words a minute, and the ability to print simple sentences) is essential for every job ...

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01-0321 Brown, et al. v. Dane County, et al.

The plaintiffs in a personal injury action appeal a judgment dismissing their complaint. The issue is whether the circuit court properly granted summary judgment to the defendants because their allegedly negligent actions were discretionary acts of public officials and thus ...

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01-1653 U.S. v. Alwan

“The evidence, which suggested the defendant was attempting to protect Hamas and Rezeq Saleh, came only in response and in answer to the defendant’s explanation. In the government’s case-in- chief, the evidence only explained the general nature of the grand ...

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00-1891 Derkson, et al. v. Haarstick, et al.

Steven Derkson has appealed from a judgment awarding him $343,850 in damages and costs following a jury trial. Judgment was entered against the respondent, Troy Haarstick. The judgment dismissed Derkson’s claims against two other respondents, Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort ...

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01-1616 U.S. v. Vera

“Determining the forfeitable proceeds of an offense does not come within Apprendi’s rule, because there is no ‘prescribed statutory maximum’ and no risk that the defendant has been convicted de facto of a more serious offense. Section 853(a) is open-ended; ...

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01-1125-CR State v. Elmer

Carrie K. Elmer appeals a judgment of conviction entered after a jury found her guilty of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. At trial, Elmer attempted to show that she had ...

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00-2441 U.S. v. Peters

“The record is devoid of evidence establishing that Peters acted knowingly. Again, there was no evidence presented regarding Barbara’s physical state prior to 10:30 p.m., nor was there any evidence presented suggesting when, between 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., the ...

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01-1291-CR State v. Russell

Christopher Russell appeals a judgment convicting him of one count of possession of THC, second offense. He also appeals the order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Russell argues that because the State failed to file an information, the circuit ...

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00-6933 Lee v. Kemna

Three considerations, in combination, lead to the conclusion that the asserted state grounds are inadequate to block adjudication of Lee’s federal claim. First, when the trial judge denied Lee’s motion, he stated a reason that could not have been countered ...

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01-1834-CR State v. Christophel

Robert Christophel appeals, pro se, from a judgment entered on his guilty pleas convicting him of battery, see Wis. Stat. § 940.19(1), and resisting a law-enforcement officer, see Wis. Stat. § 946.41(1). The judgment of conviction was signed on Feb. ...

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00-957 Kansas v. Crane

Hendricks referred to the Act as requiring an abnormality or disorder that makes it “difficult, if not impossible, for the [dangerous] person to control his dangerous behavior.” Id., at 358. The word “difficult” indicates that the lack of control was ...

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01-1051-CR State v. Delaney

Richard W. Delaney appeals from a judgment of conviction and sentence for operating while intoxicated (OWI), third offense. Richard first argues that the trial court erroneously denied his motion to suppress a statement of confession given to the police prior ...

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01-0321 Brown, et al. v. Dane County, et al. (56490)

The plaintiffs in a personal injury action appeal a judgment dismissing their complaint. The issue is whether the circuit court properly granted summary judgment to the defendants because their allegedly negligent actions were discretionary acts of public officials and thus ...

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01-0270-CR State v. David A.H.

David A.H. appeals a judgment convicting him of repeated sexual assault of the same child and attempted second-degree assault of a child. He also appeals an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. The sole issue is the exclusion of ...

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00-3490 State v. Seay

The Court concluded that the absence of a signature on a notice of appeal filed by a pro se appellant does not compel dismissal of the appeal. While a notice of appeal must be signed, ‘if the notice is timely ...

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01-1102-CR State v. Denure

Dennis Denure appeals from a judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood alcohol concentration. Denure argues that the circuit court erred when it denied his motion to suppress evidence obtained after a subpoena was issued ...

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01-1473 State v. Espinoza

“The State argues that ‘Espinoza’s denial of involvement in a crime which there is probable cause to believe he committed, as a matter of law, establishes probable cause that he also committed the crime of o[b]structing.’ This broad, sweeping contention ...

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