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Due Process Violation – DACA

In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum announcing an immigration relief program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain unauthorized aliens who arrived in the United States as children to apply for a two-year forbearance of removal.

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Statutory Interpretation – Mineral Leasing Act

We granted certiorari in these consolidated cases to decide whether the United States Forest Service has authority under the Mineral Leasing Act, 30 U. S. C. §181 et seq., to grant rights-of-way through lands within national forests traversed by the Appalachian Trail. 588 U. S. ___ (2019).

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Legal Malpractice

David Skindzelewski committed a crime, pled guilty, and spent time in jail as a consequence for committing that crime until a circuit court vacated his conviction because the statute of limitations rendered the conviction erroneous.

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Due Process Violation

This case presents an issue of first impression: an allegation of judicial bias arising from a circuit court judge's undisclosed social media connection with a litigant.

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Order Correcting Opinion

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that corrections were made to paragraph 16 n.10 in the above-captioned opinion which was released on May 13, 2020.

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Miranda Warnings – Motion to Suppress

Brian Vincent Rotolo appeals from a judgment convicting him of possession of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) and of drug paraphernalia, and he challenges the denial of his motion to suppress statements he made to police and evidence obtained from his car.

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Writ of Mandamus

The City of Delafield, the City of Delafield Common Council, and the City of Delafield Plan Commission (collectively, the City) appeal from an order granting the motion of Hartland Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. (HSC) for a writ of mandamus ordering the City to issue HSC’s conditional use permit (CUP) based on HSC’s 2011 application and under applicable law to operate a sport shooting range.

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Tax Assessment – Validity

The City of Milwaukee appeals an order of the trial court regarding the claims of excessive property tax assessments brought by Milwaukee Block 10 Properties, LLC and Milwaukee River Hotel, LLC (collectively “Block 10”) for its property, the Aloft Hotel.

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Plea Withdrawal

Nathaniel Mattson appeals a judgment of conviction, entered upon his guilty pleas, to one count of domestic battery and one count of disorderly conduct, and an order denying his postconviction motion for plea withdrawal.

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Court Error – Summary Judgment

Liane Wong appeals an order that denied her motion for summary judgment, granted summary judgment in favor of Theodore and Janean Maneage (“the Maneages”), and dismissed Wong’s action with prejudice.

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Sentencing Guidelines

In 1998, a federal jury convicted Jerry Jones of two car jackings, an armed bank robbery, and using firearms during those crimes of violence.

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Plea Withdrawal

Alfred L. Cross pled guilty to five counts of bank fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1344(1).

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Plea Withdrawal

Kevin Schaul pleaded guilty to five counts of health care fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1347.

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Subject-matter Jurisdiction

J&A Series I, LLC, Series C (“J&A Series”), J&A Investment Group, LLC (“J&A Investment”), and Adam Ackerman (collectively “J&A Parties”) appeal from the district court’s dismissal of the petition they filed under 735 ILCS 5/2-1401.

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Prisoner Medical Treatment

Arron Murphy, a former Illinois prisoner, appeals the district court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of the defendants in his suit asserting their deliberate indifference to his dental infection.

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