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Sep 3, 2021

Weekly Case Digests – August 30, 2021 – September 3, 2021

Weekly Case Digests – August 30, 2021 – September 3, 2021

Sep 1, 2021

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Constitutionality – Standing to Sue

As originally enacted in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required most Americans to obtain minimum essential health insurance coverage.

Sep 1, 2021

Alien Tort Statute – Jurisdiction

The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) gives federal courts jurisdiction to hear certain civil actions filed by aliens.

Sep 1, 2021

1st Amendment Violation

Catholic Social Services is a foster care agency in Philadelphia.

Sep 1, 2021

Plea & Sentencing – Jury Instructions

Federal law prohibits the possession of firearms by certain categories of individuals, including by those who have been convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison.

Sep 1, 2021

Statutory Interpretation – First Step Act – Mandatory Minimum Penalty

In 1986, Congress established mandatory-minimum penalties for cocaine offenses.

Sep 1, 2021

Plea & Sentencing – Plea Withdrawal

This case is before the court on bypass pursuant to Wis. Stat. § (Rule) 809.60 (2019-20).

Sep 1, 2021

Suppression of Evidence – Good Faith Exception

Both the State of Wisconsin and Dawn Prado seek review of a published decision of the court of appeals, which determined that Wisconsin's incapacitated driver provision contained within the implied consent statute, Wis. Stat. § 343.305 (2017-18) is unconstitutional.

Sep 1, 2021

Jury Instructions

In the middle of the night, Alan M. Johnson snuck into the home of his brother-in-law (K.M.) seeking evidence of child pornography.

Aug 31, 2021

Motion to Suppress Denied – Poly-graph Interview

This case is about a post-polygraph interview.

Aug 31, 2021

Certification Question – Guilty-plea-waiver Rule

This case is before us on certification from the court of appeals pursuant to Wis. Stat. § (Rule) 809.61 (2019-20).

Aug 31, 2021

Sentencing Guidelines – Probation

Jordan Lickes seeks review of the court of appeals decision, which reversed the Green County Circuit Court's order expunging three of Lickes's convictions.


Should Justice Protasiewicz recuse herself on gerrymandering cases that go before the Wisconsin Supreme Court?

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