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Weighing the cost of private trials

The U.S. Constitution preserves the right of trial by jury for controversies where the value exceeds $20, but the practical reality is many lawyers will not even consider litigating a case unless the value is tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars.

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Court grants new trial for robbery suspect (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A man convicted of robbing two Milwaukee grocery stores nearly 20 years ago deserves a new trial because new digital enhancements have raised doubts that he’s really the robber shown on surveillance video, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. Brian K. Avery was 19 years old in 1994 when detectives accused ...

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Supreme Court denies new homicide trial

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says a man accused of taking part in a Milwaukee shooting won’t get a new trial. A jury in 2008 convicted Olu Rhodes of being a part to first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Robert Davis. Prosecutors believe Rhodes wanted revenge against Davis because Davis had two women beat up Rhodes’ ...

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Judge denies appeals for parents in prayer death

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A judge has denied appeals for new trials from the central Wisconsin parents convicted in the death of their 11-year-old daughter. Dale and Leilani Neumann argued their trial attorneys made errors which resulted in their 2009 convictions for reckless homicide in the death of Madeline Neumann. The Neumanns used prayer instead of conventional medicine to try ...

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Trial set for 1 of 2 UW-Stout students accused in death

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — An October trial is scheduled for one of the two former University of Wisconsin-Stout hockey players accused in a fatal attack on a fellow student. A Dunn County trial for 21-year-old Jedidiah McGlasson is scheduled to begin Oct. 3. McGlasson, of Menomonie, and 23-year-old Jared Britton, of St. Cloud, Minn., are facing felony murder charges in ...

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