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Tag Archives: WI Court of Appeals Digest

Due Process Violation

R.A.S. appeals an order involuntarily committing him under WIS. STAT. ch. 51 after a jury trial, arguing that the special verdict question pertaining to dangerousness violated his right to due process because the question did not require five-sixths of the jurors to agree that he was dangerous under WIS. STAT. § 51.20(1)(a)2.c. or that he was dangerous under § 51.20(1)(a)2.d.

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Termination of Parental Rights

J.J. appeals an order of the circuit court terminating his parental rights to his child, V.J. J.J. pleaded no contest to the allegation that he failed to assume parental responsibility for V.J. J.J. contends that he is entitled to withdraw that plea because he received ineffective assistance of counsel at the grounds phase of the termination of parental rights (TPR) proceeding and because his no contest plea was not supported by a factual basis.

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