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County of Fond du Lac v. Stuart D. Muche, 2016 WI App 84; case activity (including briefs) Muche threw a high school graduation party  for his son and (gasp!) some of the underage guests brought beer to it. Sheriff’s deputies showed up and cited Muche for violation of Fond du Lac County’s social host ordinance… Read More

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State v. Marie Williams, 2016 WI App 82; case activity (including briefs) Like other states, Wisconsin has an opioid addiction epidemic. To encourage people to summon emergency aid for someone who has overdosed, the legislature passed §961.443 which provides that that an “aider” is immune from prosecution for the possession of drug paraphernalia under §961.573 or a… Read More

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State v. Julio C. Bautista, 2009 WI App 100, PFR filed 7/16/09 For Bautista: Jefren E. Olsen, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: Section 961.45 bars successive drug prosecutions by dual sovereignties premised on the “same act” (or “conduct”), State v. Colleen E. Hansen, 2001 WI 53. Although broader than the Blockburger “elements-only” test, this “same-conduct” test does not bar… 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. Colleen E. Hansen, 2001 WI 53, 243 Wis. 2d 328, 626 N.W.2d 195, on certification For Hansen: Pamela Pepper Issue: “¶8 … ‘Does Wis. Stat. § 961.45 bar prosecution for the state crime of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, where a defendant previously has been convicted, based on the same conduct, for the… Read More

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