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Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

We review Referee Allan E. Beatty's recommendation that the court declare Attorney Brandon Buchanan in default and suspend his Wisconsin law license for a period of 60 days for professional misconduct in connection with his work on one client matter and his non-cooperation with the Office of Lawyer Regulation's (OLR) investigation into that misconduct.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

This is a review of two published decisions of the court of appeals, State v. Hager, 2017 WI App 8, 373 Wis. 2d 692, 892 N.W.2d 740, and State v. Carter, 2017 WI App 9, 373 Wis. 2d 722, 892 N.W.2d 754. Both cases involve the discharge procedure for a person civilly committed as a sexually violent person pursuant to Wis. Stat. ch. 980 (2015-16) ("Chapter 980").

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ("DNR") says its appeal in Clean Wisconsin, Inc. v. DNR, 2016AP1688 ("Clean Wisconsin") is pending in the wrong district, and asks us to exercise our supervisory authority to shepherd it to the correct venue.

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