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Tag Archives: equal protection

2009AP524 Metropolitan Associates v. City of Milwaukee

Wisconsin Supreme Court CIVIL OPINIONS Constitutional Law Equal protection; property taxes 2007 Wis. Act 86, which allows municipalities to opt out of de novo review of property tax assessments, violates the equal protection clause. “[T]he Board of Review process suffers other shortcomings when compared to a de novo action. For one, the Board of Review procedure under Act 86 allows ...

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2010AP1258-CR State v. Marquez

Criminal Procedure Peremptory challenges; equal protection Juan J. Marquez appeals from a judgment of conviction for two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. Wis. Stat. § 948.02(1)(e) (2005-06). Marquez argues that the circuit court failed to properly instruct the jury, and that we should, therefore, exercise our discretionary power to reverse the judgment ...

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05-2007, 05-2008 & 09-1291 U.S. v. Taylor

Criminal Procedure Voir dire; equal protection When a defendant raises an equal protection challenge to the prosecutor’s peremptory strikes, the court may only consider the prosecutor’s original justification for striking a juror. “In this case, when the Batson challenge was made, the only reason offered by the prosecutor to justify striking Watson was her response to the non-shooter question. As ...

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