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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Deandre Simone Manns appeals judgments of conviction entered after he pled guilty to third-degree sexual assault in one case and intimidation of a victim as a habitual offender in a second case.

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Statutory Interpretation – Recovery of Unlawful Taxes

The City of Milwaukee appeals a non-final order of the circuit court denying its motion to dismiss the action filed by WGLB Scholarship in Memory of Joel J. Kinlow, Inc. (WGLB) pursuant to WIS. STAT. § 74.35 (2019-20), seeking to recover an allegedly unlawful property tax imposed by the City for the 2018 tax year.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Ronald Lee Gilbert appeals from a judgment of conviction following a jury trial for trafficking of a child, second-degree sexual assault of a child, and intentional child abuse.

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Court Error – Affirmative Defense

Jedadiah Doyle appeals a judgment, entered upon a jury’s verdicts, convicting him of repeated sexual assault of the same child, with at least three violations constituting first-degree sexual assault, and obstructing an officer, contrary to WIS. STAT. §§ 948.025(1)(b) and 946.41(1) (2019-20), respectively.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Curtis Von Brown appeals a judgment convicting him of one count of first-degree reckless homicide with use of a dangerous weapon, as a party to a crime, and one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

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Claim Preclusion

Peter Daza once worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), but he was fired in 2015.

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Immigration – Removal Order

Cristian Avila de la Rosa received a procedurally defective Notice to Appear for his immigration removal proceedings, and (unlike many others) he made a timely objection to that Notice.

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Sentencing Guidelines – Enhancement

A jury convicted defendant-appellant Fernando Alvarez-Carvajal of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin for his role in an interstate drug-trafficking operation.

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Attorney Fees

In the aftermath of a serious collision between an ambulance and semi-truck, a question lingered: Who owned the ambulance?

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Sentencing Guidelines – Supervised Release

The defendant, Hunter D. Roush, pled guilty to transportation of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(1) and (b)(1), and possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(5)(B) and (b)(2).

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Subject-matter Jurisdiction

Carter Page, a former advisor to the Donald J. Trump Presidential Campaign, filed suit against the Democratic National Committee, a subsidiary DNC Services Corporation, the law firm Perkins Coie LLP, and two Perkins Coie partners.

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Assignor Estoppel

In Westinghouse Elec. & Mfg. Co. v. Formica Insulation Co., 266 U. S. 342, 349 (1924), this Court approved the “well settled” patent-law doctrine of “assignor estoppel.”

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Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is the power of the government to take property for public use without the consent of the owner.

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Certiorari Review – Excessive Force

On the afternoon of December 8, 2015, St. Louis police officers arrested Nicholas Gilbert for trespassing in a condemned building and failing to appear in court for a traffic ticket.

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