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Tag Archives: WI Supreme Court Digest

Sufficiency of Evidence

This is a review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals, State v. Dorsey, No. 2015AP648-CR, unpublished slip op. (Wis. Ct. App. Dec. 6, 2016) (per curiam), affirming the Eau Claire County circuit court's judgments of conviction for Anton R. Dorsey ("Dorsey") for three crimes related to his domestic violence toward C.B.

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Sentencing Guidelines – Expunction

This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals, State v. Arberry, 2017 WI App 26, 375 Wis. 2d 179, 895 N.W.2d 100, affirming the Fond du Lac County circuit court’s denial of Diamond J. Arberry's ("Arberry") postconviction motion seeking expunction pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 973.015 (2013-14)3 vis-à-vis sentence modification under Wis. Stat. § 809.30(2)(h).

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Statutory Interpretation – Non-solicitation of Employees Provision

This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals reversing a judgment of the Circuit Court, Manitowoc County, Gary L. Bendix, Judge. The circuit court granted the motion of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., the plaintiff, for summary judgment and denied the cross-motion for summary judgment of the defendant, John M. Lanning.

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Fourth Amendment Violation

We are asked to decide whether the police violated Frederick S. Smith's Fourth Amendment rights when a police officer asked for his driver's license during a traffic stop even though reasonable suspicion for the stop dissipated as the officer approached the car, or when the police officer opened the passenger door after being told the driver's door and window were broken.

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Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

We review the report and recommendation of Referee Richard M. Esenberg that Attorney Robert W. Horsch be publicly reprimanded for professional misconduct and that he pay the full costs of this proceeding, which are $1,797.03 as of February 7, 2017. The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) asked that, in addition to the public reprimand, the court impose various conditions on Attorney Horsch.

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Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

We review Referee Jonathan V. Goodman's recommendation that the court declare Attorney Sergio Magaña in default and revoke his Wisconsin law license in connection with his work in 22 client matters, his non-cooperation with the Office of Lawyer Regulation's (OLR) investigation into his conduct, his conviction for misdemeanor operating while intoxicated (second offense), and his failure to report that conviction to the OLR and the clerk of this court.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

The ineffective assistance of counsel issue raised requires consideration of whether counsel was ineffective for any of the following reasons: (1) failing to move to dismiss the disorderly conduct charge on the basis that it violated Breitzman's constitutional right to free speech; (2) failing to present opening remarks consistent with Breitzman's anticipated testimony; and (3) failing to object to testimony regarding other uncharged conduct.

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