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6. Post-disposition

State v. Herbert O. Richard, 2011 WI App 66 (recommended for publication); for Richard: Steven D. Grunder, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity Changes in the scoring of the actuarial test which was used to support Richard’s commitment at his original trial, cannot support his discharge petition even though his new score would reduce his predicted likelihood… Read More

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on bypass petition; for Nordberg: Donald T. Lang, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity Issue: Whether someone under ch. 980 commitment as a sexually violent person bears the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence the criteria for granting supervised release under § 980.08(4). The court of appeals held, in State v. Rachel, 2010 WI App 60, 324… Read More

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SVP – Discharge Proof

State v. Eric James Hendrickson, 2010AP1181, District 3/4, 3/10/11 court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); for Hendrickson: Jefren E. Olsen, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity Under State v. Laxton, 2002 WI 82, 254 Wis. 2d 185, 647 N.W.2d 784, proof of a mental disorder implicitly proves requisite risk of sexually violent recidivism (“serious… Read More

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State v. Kenneth R. Parrish, 2010AP809, District 1, 2/15/11 court of appeals decision (3-judge, not recommended for publication); for Parrish: Ellen Henak, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate; case activity; Parrish BiC; State Resp.; Reply SVP – Petition for Discharge – Request for Independent Examiner Parrish’s failure to unequivocally request appointment of an independent examiner dooms his argument… Read More

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decision below: unpublished; for West: Ellen Henak, SPD. Milwaukee Appellate; case activity Issue (formulated by On Point): Whether, as a matter of statutory construction, due process and equal protection, the burden of proof on a § 980.08(4)(cg) petition for supervised release of a sexually violent release is on the State. A technical issue, but one significant… Read More

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State v. Walter Allison, Jr., 2010 WI App 103; for Allison: Ellen Henak, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate; BiC; Resp.; Reply Summary judgment in favor of discharge isn’t an available option under § 980.09. ¶18 Applying the principles governing statutory interpretation to Wis. Stat. § 980.09, it is clear that the legislature explicitly prescribed a different procedure from those… Read More

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SVP, Ch. 980 – Discharge Procedure

State v. Daniel Arends, 2010 WI 46, affirming as modified, 2008 WI App 184; for Arends: Leonard D. Kachinsky Procedure clarified for handling discharge petitions under recently amended § 908.09 : ¶3   We conclude that § 980.09 requires the circuit court to follow a two-step process in determining whether to hold a discharge hearing. ¶4   Under… Read More

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State v. Tory L. Rachel, 2010 WI App 60; for Rachel: Donald T. Lang, SPD, Madison Appellate; BiC; Resp. Br.; Reply Br. SVP – Supervised Release Hearing: Burden of Proof on Petitioner Under revisions to § 980.08 wrought by 2005 Wis. Act 434 (eff. date 8/1/06), the burden of proof has been shifted from the… Read More

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