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b. Inherent court authority

State v. Carl Davis Brown, Jr., 2009 WI App 169 For Brown: Paul G. Bonneson For SPD: Colleen D. Ball, Milwaukee Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶7        The statutes referenced in Wis. Stat. Rule 809.32(1)(a), relate to the appointment of counsel by the state public defender. Thus, pursuant to Rule 809.32(1)(a), an attorney appointed by the state public… Read More

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State v. Alvernest Floyd Kennedy, 2008 WI App 186 Pro se Issue/Holding: Defendant did not satisfy his burden of proving indigency, for purposes of invoking inherent judicial authority to appoint counsel, where he failed to submit information regarding attempts to retain counsel as well as information relative to rental property, ¶18… Read More

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State v. Jose Nieves-Gonzalez, 2001 WI App 90, 242 Wis. 2d 782, 625 N.W.2d 913 Issue: Whether the trial court incorrectly applied federal poverty guidelines in refusing to appoint counsel at county expense, after the defendant failed to qualify under public defender standards. Holding: Although federal poverty guidelines are not necessarily conclusive, they should be… Read More

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Juneau County DHS v. James B., 2000 WI App 86, 234 Wis. 2d 406, 610 N.W.2d 144 For Appellant; James L. Boardman; Chris R. Velnetske Issue: Whether judicial appointment of counsel in a CHIPS case necessarily terminates after disposition, or may be continued for appeal. Holding: Judicial appointment of counsel in a CHIPS case doesn’t… Read More

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In re Paternity of Roberta Jo W.: Roberta Jo W. v. Leroy W., 218 Wis.2d 225, 578 N.W.2d 185 (1998), on certification. Holding: The second issue is whether the circuit court erred in terminating court-appointed counsel upon the filing of a notice of appeal. We hold that after a notice of appeal was filed, the… Read More

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