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State v. Douglas Meier Williams, 2012 WI 59, on review of court of appeals certification request; for Williams:  Stephen P. Hurley, Dean A. Strang, Marcus J. Berghahn, Jonas B. Bednarek; case activity Wis. Stat. § 757.69(1)(b), giving circuit court commissioners authority to issue search warrants, is constitutional. ¶3   Throughout Wisconsin’s history, including before the ratification of the Wisconsin Constitution, non-judges have been… Read More

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certification; for Williams: Jonas B. Bednarek; case activity; review granted, 8/31/11 Search Warrants: Court Commissioner Authority to Issue We certify this appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide whether court commissioners have the power to issue search warrants.  Although Wis. Stat. § 757.69(1)(b)[1] appears to grant that power to court commissioners, appellant Williams argues that the legislature may not… Read More

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State v. Jerrell C.J., 2005 WI 105, reversing 2004 WI App 9 For Terrell C.J.: Eileen A. Hirsch, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: (Concurrence of Chief Justice, but one that marshals majority of votes, hence represents holding:) ¶66      The powers of the Wisconsin Supreme Court are defined in several ways and have diverse origins.  Some are… Read More

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