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Oct 23, 2013

Critics dispute prosecutors’ need for co-sleeping bill

A bill that seeks to add another charge prosecutors can use for co-sleeping deaths already is getting pushback for a lack of clarity.

Oct 4, 2013

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Manslaughter is not the answer for co-sleeping deaths

Milwaukee recently saw its 11th co-sleeping death this year. In response, County Supervisor Mark Borkowski suggested state legislators enact new laws that would permit prosecutors to bring “manslaughter” charges against parents who cause the death of a child thro[...]

Sep 24, 2013

ON THE DEFENSIVE: The perils of parallel construction

In criminal prosecutions, defendants often feel as if they are fighting an impossible battle.

Aug 13, 2013

Insanity defenses face long odds

Despite a few recent cases in which a mental defense was raised, local judges, attorneys and court observers say there has been a decline in the frequency of the defense.

Jul 22, 2013

Spooner’s life sentence shows difficulty of stubborn clients (UPDATE)

Defense attorney Frank Gimbel did not want to question his client John Spooner in court recently, but was forced to when the 76-year-old insisted upon taking the stand.

Jul 16, 2013

Wis. high court rules Confrontation Clause not violated

A Wisconsin Supreme Court decision issued Tuesday says DNA evidence collected during a criminal investigation can be used in a trial, even if the person who analyzed the evidence is not the one that testifies.

Jun 19, 2013

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Real lawyers doing real work

Most lawyers in criminal practice have heard a defendant utter the expression “real lawyer.”

May 21, 2013

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Searching for justice in the justice system

More than half of all black men in Milwaukee County have spent time in prison, according to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee study.

Oct 16, 2012

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Reform needed for Milwaukee police

It is now only a matter of time before there is a federal takeover of the Milwaukee Police Department.

Mar 27, 2012

Juvenile jury trials still on legislative radar

After two failed attempts, a state legislator will try again to reinstate jury trials for juveniles facing extended detention.

Sep 1, 2010

2010 Up and Coming Lawyers photo gallery

Twenty-six of Wisconsin’s best and brightest young attorneys were honored Aug. 31 at the Wisconsin Club during the Wisconsin Law Journal’s Up and Coming Lawyers event. More than 250 honorees and guests attended the event. Honorees were selected from more than 75 nominations in a wide range of practice areas – everything from criminal defense to trusts and estates to the city attorney’s off[...]

Aug 11, 2010

Attorneys see increase in videos

While attending a recent Milwaukee Brewers game, attorney Anthony D. Cotton used his cell phone to record a police officer reprimanding an unruly fan outside the stadium.

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