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4. Mootness

State v. August D. Genz, 2016AP2475-CR, District 3, 1/30/18 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) A jury convicted Genz of (1) possession with intent to deliver amphetamine and (2) conspiracy to deliver THC. The court imposed concurrent, stayed sentences with 1 year of probation. Genz appealed the 2nd conviction, but he completed his… Read More

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State v. Peter J. Long, 2016AP729, 3/28/17, District 1 (one-judge decision, ineligible for publication); case activity (including state’s brief) Peter Long filed a Wis. Stat. § 974.06 arguing that his sentence for OWI-4th should be commuted or modified to the maximum sentence for an OWI-3rd, because one of his priors was uncounseled. There are two problems here… Read More

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Dunn County v. Dennis M., 2014AP2579, District 3, 6/16/15 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity Despite the fact Dennis M. can’t possess a firearm as a result of a prior involuntary commitment order, his appeal from that order is moot because he entered into a voluntary stipulation to recommitment that has expired and not been renewed. While he was in… Read More

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Milwaukee County v. Andy S., 2014AP1885, District 1, 1/13/15 (1-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity The evidence was sufficient to prove dangerousness under § 51.20(1)(a)2.a., as it showed Andy “[e]vidence[d] a substantial probability of physical harm to himself … as manifested by evidence of recent threats of or attempts at suicide or serious bodily harm.” ¶14      Andy S. does… Read More

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Ch. 51 appeal is moot

Milwaukee County v. Rebecca G., 2014AP359, District 1, 9/3/14 (1-judge; ineligible for publication); case activity Rebecca’s appeal of her ch. 51 commitment is dismissed as moot because the six-month commitment order expired while the appeal was pending and the County didn’t seek an extension. A court may decide a case even though it’s moot if: the issue presented is of… Read More

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Ozaukee County v. Mark T.J., 2014AP479, District 2, 8/27/14 (1-judge; ineligible for publication); case activity The failure to hold an initial hearing within 72 hours of Mark’s arrival at the hospital where he was detained deprived the circuit court of competency to order an initial commitment order under ch. 51. But his appeal from that… Read More

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Dane County v. Sheila W., 2013 WI 63 (per curiam), affirming court of appeals summary disposition; case activity The supreme court dismisses as moot a case presenting the questions of whether Wisconsin recognizes the “mature minor” doctrine, which permits a minor to give or refuse consent to medical treatment after a finding that she is sufficiently mature… Read More

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State v. Matthew O. Roach, 2011AP2105-CR, District 4, 5/17/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Roach: Brandon Kuhl; case activity Mootness Doctrine – Generally  ¶8 n. 2: The State also contends that this issue is moot because the condition of probation Roach challenges expired on January 19, 2012.  An issue is moot when its resolution… Read More

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