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12. Double Jeopardy, 5th Am.

State v. Kelly James Kloss, 2018AP651-CR, 2/21/18, District 3, (recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Bad news first: Addressing an issue of first impression, the court of appeals held that Wisconsin now recognizes the crime of solicitation of 1st degree reckless injury. Good news: Solicitation of 1st degree recklessly endangering safety is a lesser… Read More

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State v. Mickey L. Miller, 2017AP2323-CR, 1/29/19, District 1 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Midway through Miller’s trial, the State discovered that two photo arrays had been conducted when both parties thought there had been just one. The State did not immediately disclose this fact. It waited until after the victim testified… Read More

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State v. Alexander M. Schultz, 2019 WI App 3; case activity (including briefs) Addressing an issue of first impression in Wisconsin, the court of appeals holds that to ascertain the scope of the double jeopardy bar against a successive prosecution when the charging language of the prior case is ambiguous, a court must consider, in light… 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 Decision below: United States v. Gamble, 694 Fed Appx 750 (11th Cir. 2017) (unpublished) USSC Docket Scotusblog page (including links to briefs and commentary) The “separate sovereigns”… Read More

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Currier v. Virginia, USSC No. 16-1348, 2018 WL 3073763, June 22, 2018, affirming State v. Currier, 779 S.E.2d 834 (Va. App. 2015), reasoning adopted by 798 S.E.2d 164 (Va. 2016); Scotusblog page (includes links to briefs and commentary) A defendant who agrees to have overlapping charges considered in two separate trials cannot invoke the doctrine of issue preclusion adopted in Ashe… Read More

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Currier v. Virginia, USSC No. 16-1348, certiorari granted 10/16/17 Question presented: Whether a defendant who consents to severance of multiple charges into sequential trials loses his right under the double jeopardy clause to the issue-preclusive effect of an acquittal. Lower court decision: State v. Currier, 779 S.E.2d 834 (Va. App. 2015), reasoning adopted by 292 Va. 737 (Va… Read More

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State v. Anthony Alvarado, 2017 WI App 53; case activity (including briefs) In this recommended-for-publication opinion, the court of appeals tackles an issue of first impression in Wisconsin. Alvarado stood trial for second-degree sexual assault, and the jury was instructed both on that count and the lesser included offense of third-degree sexual assault. The jury… Read More

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State v. Heather L. Steinhardt, 2017 WI 62, 6/21/17, affirming a per curiam court of appeals opinion; case activity (including briefs) Steinhardt led her 12 year old daughter to her bedroom so that her husband (the child’s step father) could have sex with her. In fact, Steinhardt sat on the bed while the assault occurred. The… Read More

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