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Civil Digest

Aug 29, 2018

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Brian Frazier appeals the judgment of conviction for one count of physical abuse of a child and one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child under thirteen by sexual contact, and the circuit court’s order denying his postconviction motion requesting a Machner hearing.

Aug 29, 2018

Statutory Interpretation

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and the Milwaukee County Executive dispute their relative powers, as defined by closely related state statutes.

Aug 29, 2018

Sufficiency of Evidence

Christopher Mason appeals a judgment convicting him of identity theft under WIS. STAT. § 943.201, as that crime is applied to the use of another’s credit or debit card without authorization.

Aug 29, 2018

Prisoner Involuntary Commitment – Extension

Since 1996, M.J.S. has been involuntarily committed to treat his schizophrenia. In 2017, Waukesha County sought—and the circuit court granted—extension of the commitment and the medication order.

Aug 29, 2018

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Ronnie Famous appeals pro se from an order denying his WIS. STAT. § 974.06 (2015-16) postconviction motion alleging that trial counsel was ineffective for failing to call two fact witnesses and that postconviction counsel’s ineffectiveness constituted a sufficient reason for failing to raise this claim earlier.

Aug 29, 2018

Court Error – Expert Testimony

Greta Crawford, pro se, appeals an order of the small claims court granting summary judgment in favor of Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Dr. Warren R. Entwistle.

Aug 29, 2018

Sentence Credit

Terry Terrell Anderson pro se appeals postconviction orders entered in this action.

Aug 29, 2018

Jury Instructions

Devon L. Loggins appeals a judgment of conviction, entered on a jury verdict, for one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and multiple counts of first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Aug 29, 2018

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Donald Tappa appeals amended criminal judgments convicting him of arson, burglary, three counts of theft, and four counts of criminal damage to property, each as a repeat offender.

Aug 29, 2018

Court Error – Abuse of Discretion

Wayne Tauber was held in contempt of court and sentenced to six months in jail, subject to several purge conditions, after the circuit court found he violated a court order governing the funeral arrangements for his and Shelly Tauber’s son.

Aug 28, 2018

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Terrell Antwain Kelly appeals his judgment of conviction, entered upon his guilty plea to second-degree sexual assault of a child, and an order denying his postconviction motion.

Aug 28, 2018

Court Error – Suppression Motion Denied

Shawn Christopher Adams appeals a judgment of conviction entered after he pled guilty to one count of possessing marijuana as a second or subsequent offense.

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