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State v. Michael K. Lorentz, 2018AP1515, 10/1/19 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity (including briefs) The state charged Lorentz with violating four injunctions. One count was brought under Wis. Stat. § 813.12(8)(a) (for violating a domestic abuse injunction regarding his ex-wife) and three under Wis. Stat. § 813.122(11) (for violating three child abuse injunctions–one for each of their… Read More

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State v. Norris W. Culver, 2018 WI App 55; case activity (including briefs) Wisconsin Stat. § 942.09(3m)(a)2. prohibits a person from posting or publishing “private representations” without the consent of the person depicted in the representation. The court of appeals rejects Culver’s claim that the statute is void because it’s overbroad and vague. The court also… Read More

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State v. Jesse L. Schmucker, 2014AP165-CR, District 2, 4/8/15 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity (including briefs) The evidence was sufficient to sustain the jury’s finding of guilt of an attempt to violate § 942.09(2)(am)1., which criminalizes capturing a representation that depicts nudity without the knowledge or consent of the person who is depicted nude… Read More

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State v. Charles W. Adams, 2015 WI App 34; click here for docket and briefs. § 942.09(2)(am)1 prohibits recording someone in the nude, without the person’s consent, in circumstances where the person had a reasonable expectation of privacy, and where the recorder had reason to know that the nude person did not consent to the recording… Read More

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Abramski v. United States, USSC No. 12-1493, 2014 WL 2676779 (June 16, 2014), affirming United States v. Abramski, 706 F.3d 307 (4th Cir. 2013); Scotusblog page (includes links to briefs and commentary) Resolving a split between federal circuit courts of appeal, the Supreme Court holds that the prohibition in 18 U. S. C. § 922(a)(6) against making false… Read More

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Questions presented: 1.  Is a gun buyer’s intent to sell a firearm to another lawful buyer in the future a fact “material to the lawfulness of the sale” of the firearm under 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(6)? 2.  Is a gun buyer’s intent to sell a firearm to another lawful buyer in the future a piece… Read More

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State v. James C. Hudson, 2013 WI App 120; case activity Hudson’s untrue statements to persons to get them to invest in his country music career provided a factual basis for his plea to two violations of ch. 551’s prohibition against making untrue statements of material fact in connection with the sale of a “security”… Read More

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State v. Timothy Jon Eloe, 2011AP1970-CR, District 2, 2/29/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Eloe: John C. Orth; case activity ¶5        To be sufficient, a criminal complaint need only be minimally adequate in setting forth essential facts establishing probable cause.  State v. Adams, 152 Wis. 2d 68, 73, 447 N.W.2d 90 (Ct. App… Read More

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