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State v. Jeffrey D. Lee, 2018AP1507-CR, 11/5/19, District 1 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) At a jury trial for child sexual assault, the circuit court admitted “other acts” evidence that Lee had similarly assaulted 5 other children. The court of appeals called the “other acts” evidence of the 3rd, 4th and 5th… Read More


State v. Carmen L. Doss, 2008 WI 93, reversing 2007 WI App 208 For Doss: Robert R. Henak Issue: Whether the authenticating affidavit of a bank record was “testimonial” within the Confrontation Clause. Holding: ¶45      The parties do not dispute that the circuit court correctly described Crawford and Manuel as identifying business records as nontestimonial… Read More


Confrontation – Certified Medical Records

State v. Mahlik D. Ellington, 2005 WI App 243 For Ellington: Andrea Taylor Cornwall Issue/Holding1: The confrontation clause doesn’t prohibit a witness from reading to the jury admissible medical records: ¶13      First, as we have seen, the certified medical records were received by the trial court without objection. Certainly, the jurors could have read the… Read More