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4. Victim’s Rights

Honorable William Gabler v. Crime Victims Rights Board, 2017 WI 67, 6/27/2017, affirming circuit court on bypass; case activity (including briefs) The legislature created the Crime Victims Rights Board and tasked it with, among other things, issuing “private and public reprimands of public officials” who violate victims’ rights as defined by our state Constitution and… Read More

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On bypass;  case activity (including briefs) Issue (derived from court of appeals’ briefs): Whether the Crime Victims Rights Board’s power to remedy a violation of a victim’s right to the speedy disposition of a criminal case can be applied to judges without violating the separation of powers doctrine. This case reached SCOW via a bypass petition… Read More

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Patrick G. Schilling v. State Crime Victims Rights Board, 2005 WI 17, on certification Issue/Holding: The first sentence of Art. I, § 9m (“dignity” provision) is a statement of purpose, articulating the importance of crime victims’ rights, but is not self-executing. ¶¶13-26. General methodology of interpreting constitutional provision – plain meaning of words; constitutional debates… Read More

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