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Plain Error

Hector M. Martin-Andrade appeals a judgment convicting him of first-degree sexual assault of a child.

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Plea Withdrawal

Matthew Curtis Sills appeals from the judgment of conviction, following his guilty plea to one count of second-degree sexual assault.

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Court Error – Expert Testimony

Brian A. Patterson, pro se, appeals the summary judgment order dismissing his legal malpractice action against his former criminal defense attorney, Steven R. Kohn, Kohn and Smith Law Offices, and Kohn’s malpractice insurance provider (collectively, “Kohn”).

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Injunction and Declaratory Judgment

The district court issued an injunction requiring Indiana to treat children born into female-female marriages as having two female parents, who under the injunction must be listed on the birth certificate.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

A federal jury convicted Kevin Ingram of three counts of Hobbs Act robbery (Counts 1–3), one count of attempted Hobbs Act robbery (Count 4), and four counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of those crimes of violence (Counts 5–8).

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Damages

Barbara Kaiser had surgery to implant the Prolift Anterior Pelvic Floor Repair System, a transvaginal mesh medical device that supports the pelvic muscles.

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Due Process Violation

This is a review of a per curiam decision of the court of appeals, State v. Coffee, No. 2017AP2292-CR, unpublished slip. op. (Wis. Ct. App. Nov. 6, 2018), affirming the Milwaukee County circuit court's judgment of conviction and order denying Donavinn D. Coffee's ("Coffee") postconviction motion for resentencing.

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Involuntary Commitment – Sufficiency of Evidence

L.E. appeals an order from the Portage County Circuit Court extending her involuntary commitment as requested by Portage County pursuant to WIS. STAT. ch. 51. L.E. contends that there was insufficient evidence to support the circuit court’s order extending her commitment.

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Plea Withdrawal

In this appeal, Kody K. Johnson contends that he should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to three misdemeanor counts of contempt of court.

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Plea Withdrawal

Heinrich pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor counts of bail jumping, and he now seeks to withdraw his plea on grounds that the charges are without a factual basis and multiplicitous.

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Plea Withdrawal

In these consolidated appeals, Adam Young appeals from judgments convicting him of possessing cocaine with intent to deliver and two counts of delivering cocaine.

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Court Error – Damages

Curtis Hestad and Allied Waste Services of North America, LLC, appeal a judgment, entered upon a jury’s verdict, awarding damages to DeEtte and Ernest “Pat” Fankhauser for the destruction of a bridge on the Fankhausers’ property.

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Sentencing Guidelines – Resentencing

Kevin A. Taylor appeals a judgment entered after he pled guilty to second-degree recklessly endangering safety as a repeat offender and causing soft tissue injury to a police officer while resisting the officer.

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Evidentiary Hearing

Deray J. Shaffale appeals the trial court’s order denying his motion to void a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity (VPA).

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Lanard Hollenquest appeals a judgment, entered upon his no-contest pleas, convicting him of two counts of causing great bodily harm by operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and one count of causing injury by operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, as a second offense.

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Plea Withdrawal

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rehaif v. United States, 139 S. Ct. 2191 (2019), upset what was once a seemingly settled question of federal law.

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Sentencing Guidelines – Resentencing

Defendant Carlos Vasquez-Abarca appeals his sentence for reentering the United States illegally after a prior deportation following a felony conviction, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a).

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Sentencing Guidelines

Since 2015, defendant-appellant Alex Guerrero has sought a reduction of his prison sentence under Amendment 782 to the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which reduced guideline ranges for drug quantities.

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