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State v. Richard Michael Arrington, 2019AP2065-CR, 4/6/21, District 3 (recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Arrington was being held at the Brown County Jail for 1st-degree homicide when another inmate, Miller, began chatting with him about his case. Turns out Miller was a snitch for State. With the assistance of police, Miller recorded his… Read more

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State v. Markell Hogan, 2019AP2350-CR, District 2, 3/24/21 (recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) A police officer who has experience investigating human trafficking cases and who has training from various prosecutorial and law enforcement conferences about the methods traffickers use may testify as an expert under §907.02 and Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharms., Inc… Read more

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March 2021 publication list

On March 31, 2021, the court of appeals ordered the publication of the following criminal law related opinions: State v. James A. Jones, 2021 WI App 15 (return of bond on charges that are dismissed and read in at sentencing and for which the court doesn’t order restitution). State v. Gregory F. Atwater, 2021 WI… Read more

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State v. Patrick A. Keller, 2019AP1573-CR, 3/3/21, District 2, (recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Keller was convicted of causing mental harm, as a party to a crime, to his stepdaughter, who has autism. During his trial, the circuit court admitted statements made by non-testifying confidential reporters to Child Protective Services access workers. In… Read more

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State v. Joseph G. Green, 2021 WI App 18; case activity (including briefs) SCOW recently declared parts of §971.14 unconstitutional. See State v. Fitzgerald,  2019 WI 69, 387 Wis. 2d 384, 929 N.W.2d 165 and our post here. The statute allowed the government to administer unwanted antipsychotic medication to a defendant to render him competent… Read more

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February 2021 publication list

On February 24, 2021, the court of appeals ordered publication of the following criminal law related cases: State v. C.G., 2021 WI App 11 (rejecting claim of First Amendment interest in legal name change sought by transgender person) State v. Nhia Lee, 2021 WI App 12 (charges dismissed due to delay in appointing counsel) State… Read more

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State v. James A. Jones, 2021 WI App 15; case activity (including briefs) Sometimes friends or relatives post bail so that a loved one charged with a crime can be released. This published decision holds that when charges are dismissed and read in at sentencing, and the court doesn’t order restitution on those charges, the bond… Read more

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State v. Westley D. Whitaker, 2021 WI App 17; case activity (including briefs) This appeal raises a hot-button issue likely to interest SCOW. Just last year an investigative journalist reported that Amish communities do not report sexual assaults of children to social workers or police. Parents and church elders strive to address the problem themselves… Read more

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