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7. Double jeopardy,

State v. Todd N. Trieblod, 2019AP1209-CR, 1/20/21, District 3 (recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Triebold was convicted of child sexual assault in Wisconsin and subject to lifetime sex offender registration. He moved to Minnesota and notified the Wisconsin DOC of his address. But he moved again and failed to notify either Wisconsin or… Read more

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Ludicrous is not the same thing as absurd

State v. Medford B. Matthews, III, 2019 WI App 44; case activity (including briefs) It’s a crime in Wisconsin to have sex with a person under 18. Specifically, it’s a misdemeanor, if that person is 16 or older—like the 17-and-a-half-year-old alleged victim here. But, it’s tough to have sex without (1) being in a private… Read more

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Terance Martez Gamble v. United States, USSC No. 17-646, certiorari granted 6/28/18 Question presented: Whether the Court should overrule the “separate sovereigns” exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause. Decision below: United States v. Gamble, 694 Fed Appx 750 (11th Cir. 2017) (unpublished) USSC Docket Scotusblog page (including links to briefs and commentary) The “separate sovereigns”… Read more

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State v. Ronald Marshall Jewett, 2015AP1014-CR, District 3, 8/30/16 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) The question presented in this case is whether a certified driving record from the Wisconsin DOT is sufficient evidence to establish 2 prior OWI convictions in Minnesota–even though the original court records for those convictions no longer exist. The… Read more

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State v. Joshua Java Berry, 2016 WI App 40; case activity (including briefs) Berry was found guilty at a bench trial of being a felon in possession of a firearm under § 941.29(2)(a) (2013-14). Before sentencing, Berry’s lawyer figured out that Berry’s prior conviction was for a misdemeanor, not a felony. The court vacated the felon-in-possession conviction and… Read more

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State v. Aman D. Singh, 2015AP850-CR, District 4, 1/7/16 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity Singh, appealing pro se, seeks to reverse a twelve-year-old OWI-second conviction for which his sentence is long over. He had initially been found liable for a first offense; this forfeiture was reopened and dismissed, presumably after a prior out-of-state implied… Read more

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State v. Jesse H. Swinson, 2003 WI App 45, PFR filed 3/24/03 For Swinson: Pamela Pepper Issue/Holding: Greater statutory double jeopardy protection afforded drug prosecution under § 961.45 than non-drug prosecution under § 939.71 doesn’t violate equal protection: ¶55. We note that while Wis. Stat. § 939.71 adheres to the dual sovereignty doctrine, Wis. Stat. § 961.45 does not. We… Read more

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State v. Trevor McKee, 2002 WI App 148, PFR filed 6/28/02 For McKee: Kenneth P. Casey, SPD, Jefferson Trial Issue/Holding: Drafters of § 939.71 intended to incorporate general principles of law of double jeopardy as then (1953) existed – which includes the “necessary facts” exception (prosecution of greater not barred by conviction of lesser offense where all… Read more

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