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State v. Joel D. Rhodes, 2011 WI App 145; for Rhodes: Chris L. Hartley; case activity Self-Representation – Adequacy of Waiver of Right to Counsel  The trial court undertook a valid waiver of counsel, pursuant to State v. Klessig, 211 Wis. 2d 194, 206, 564 N.W.2d 716 (1997): ¶18      We reject Rhodes’s claim.  The circuit court conducted a colloquy with Rhodes that… Read More

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State v. Little A. Stewart, 2011 WI App 152

court of appeals decision (recommended for publication); for Little: Jeffrey W. Jensen; case activity Probable Cause to Arrest  ¶14      In Stewart’s case, the pertinent facts are: •           On March 10, 2009, a reliable confidential informant told Agent Gray that one of the people who had been arrested with Alderman McGee was going to be bringing cocaine to Milwaukee.  After… Read More

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State v. Brian K. Avery, 2011 WI App 148 (recommended for publication), supreme court review granted, 2/23/12; for Avery: Keith A. Findley; case activity; prior 974.06 appeal: 2008AP500-CR; direct appeal: 1997AP317 Newly Discovered Evidence – New Forensic  Method – Photogrammetric Analysis  Expert photogrammetric opinion, derived from video enhancement technology (“VISAR”) not commercially available until after Avery’s trial… Read More

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J. K. v. Mark Peters, 2011 WI App 149 (recommended for publication); case activity Appellate Procedure – “Waiver,” Distinguished from “Forfeiture”  ¶1 n. 1: In using the term “waiver,” we are aware of the recently decided case of State v. Ndina, 2009 WI 21, 315 Wis. 2d 653, 761 N.W.2d 612, where our supreme court clarified the distinction… Read More

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State v. James T. Kettner, 2011 WI App 142 (recommended for publication); for Kettner: Andrew R. Hinkel, Jefren E. Olsen, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity Hearing-Impaired Juror – Inability to Hear Certain Testimony  A juror’s inability to hear most of alleged victim S.K.’s answers in a videotaped interview didn’t violate Kettner’s rights to impartial jury… Read More

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State v. Courtney C. Beamon, 2011 WI App 131 (recommended for publication); for Beamon: Donna L. Hintze, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity; petition for review granted, 4/25/12 Fleeing, § 346.04(3) – Elements  ¶4        ….  In State v. Sterzinger, 2002 WI App 171, ¶9, 256 Wis. 2d 925, 649 N.W.2d 677, this court separated the language… Read More

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State v. Devon L. Bean, 2011 WI App 129 (recommended for publication); for Bean: Scott D. Obernberger; case activity Sew-up Confession  The fourth interrogation of Bean within a 60-hour period following his arrest did not, under the particular facts, amount to an impermissible “sew-up” confession. General principles. The question, in brief, is whether the time between arrest and formal… Read More

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State v. Steven A. Avery, 2011 WI App 124 (recommended for publication); for Avery: Martha K. Askins, Suzanne L. Hagopian, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity Search Warrant – Execution – Reasonableness  Warrant-based search of Avery’s property was a reasonable continuation of the original search 3 days earlier. General statement: ¶18      Generally, searches are subject to the… Read More

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