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Published 2000

Functional Equivalent of Interrogation

State v. Ondra Bond, 2000 WI App 118, 237 Wis. 2d 633, 614 NW2d 552, affirmed by equally divided vote, 2001 WI 56, 243 Wis. 2d 476, 627 N.W.2d 484 For Bond: William Coleman; Janet Barnes; Ellen Henak, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate Issue: Whether, following arrest but before administration of Miranda rights, an officer’s response to the suspect’s… Read More

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State v. James H. Oswald, 2000 WI App 3, 232 Wis.2d 103, 606 N.W.2d 238 For Oswald: James L. Fullin, Jr., SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether an equivocal declaration of impartiality by a prospective juror is enough to establish subjective bias, given a trial court’s finding to the contrary. Holding: The issue of a prospective juror’s subjective… Read More

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State v. Scot A. Czarnecki, 2000 WI App 155, 237 Wis.2d 794, 615 N.W.2d 672 For Czarnecki: Patrick M. Donnelly, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether the trial court should have granted the defense motion to remove a prospective juror who acknowledged believing that police officers would be more credible than other witnesses. Holding: Juror bias is reviewed… Read More

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State v. Nathaniel A. Lindell, 2000 WI App 180, 238 Wis.2d 422, 617 N.W.2d 500, affirmed on other grounds, State v. Nathaniel A. Lindell, 2001 WI 108 For Lindell: Russell L. Hanson; Timothy J. Gaskell Issue: Whether the prospective juror’s allowing, “I think I could” make a fair determination, established subjective bias. Holding: The trial court’s ruling of no… Read More

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State v. Marquis O. Gilliam, 2000 WI App 152, 238 Wis.2d 1, 615 N.W.2d 660 For Gilliam: Robert B. Rondini Issue: Whether the trial court’s denial of a motion to remove a juror based on subjective bias was clearly erroneous. Holding: The issue of a juror’s subjective bias is reviewed deferentially to the trial court’s resolution. Though… Read More

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State v. Jimmie R.R., 2000 WI App 5, 232 Wis.2d 138, 606 N.W.2d 196 For Jimmie R.R.: Martha K. Askins, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether the trial court erred in refusing to strike for cause a potential juror who was equivocal on his ability to be fair. Holding: The trial court did not err in finding no… Read More

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State v. Theodore Oswald, 2000 WI App 2, 232 Wis.2d 62, 606 N.W.2d 207 For Oswald: Jerome F. Buting, Kathleen B. Stilling Issue: Whether prospective jurors’ expressions of predetermined guilt established either objective or subjective bias. Holding: Applying a mixed standard of review, the court discerns no bias, in that the strength of these opinions changed during… Read More

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Miranda Waiver, Deaf Suspect

State v. George W. Hindsley, 2000 WI App 130, 237 Wis. 2d 358, 614 N.W.2d 48 For Hindsley: James B. Connell Issue: Whether a deaf suspect, fluent in ASL but with limited proficiency in English, validly waived his Miranda rights, when those rights were explained to him in English-based (“transliteration”) signing. Holding: When the suspect… Read More

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