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M. Access to PSI on appeal

In the Matter of State v. Michael Buchanan: State ex rel. Office of State Public Defender v. Wis. Court of Appeals, District IV, 2013 WI 31, on review of petition for supervisory writ; case activity In an important decision for all lawyers who handle criminal cases in the state appellate courts, the supreme court affirms… Read More

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on review of petition for supervisory writ; for SPD: Joseph N. Ehmann, Kathleen A. Pakes; case activity Postconviction Reference to PSI  Issue (Composed by On Point):  Whether, before litigating a presentence report-related sentencing issue, postconviction counsel must obtain circuit court permission to “access, discuss, cite to, and quote from a PSI report.” Fall-out from State v. Parent, 2006… Read More

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State v. Michael J. Parent, 2006 WI 132, on certification For Parent: William E. Schmaal, SPD, Madison AppellateAmicus: Meredith J. Ross & William E. Rosales Issue/Holding: ¶49      We conclude that the attorney general comes under the purview of Wis. Stat. § 972.15(4) and (4m) (2005-06) because, in criminal appeals, the attorney general is often the State’s successor to… Read More

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State v. Michael J. Parent, 2006 WI 132, on certification For Parent: William E. Schmaal, SPD, Madison AppellateAmicus: Meredith J. Ross & William E. Rosales Issue/Holding: ¶30      We reject Parent’s contention that Wis. Stat. § (Rule) 809.32(1)(d) confers an unqualified right for a no-merit appellant to access personally the PSI report. …¶31      But neither are we persuaded by the… Read More

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