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H. Presence of litigant

Veronica K. v. Michael K., 2012AP197, District 1, 10/10/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, ineligible for publication); case activity Michael K., incarcerated at the time of this TPR trial, appeared by audio-video hookup. He argues that his due process right to meaningful participation, State v. Lavelle W., 2005 WI App 266, ¶2, 288 Wis. 2d 504, 708 N.W.2d 698… Read More

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TPR – Right to Be Present

State v. Tenesha T., 2012AP1283, District 1, 9/5/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, ineligible for publication); case activity Parent’s right to be present during TPR trial wasn’t violated when court allowed 30 minutes of testimony during parent’s volunary absence: ¶16      Tenesha bases her argument on Shirley E., contending that a parent’s right to be present during termination… Read More

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State v. Jon Anthony Soto, 2012 WI 93, on certification; case activity A guilty plea defendant has a statutory right under § 971.04(1)(g) to be present in court when the plea is accepted and judgment pronounced, but the right may be waived (as distinguished from forfeited), as it was here. ¶2   We conclude that Wis. Stat. § 971.04(1)(g) provides a criminal defendant the statutory… Read More

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court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication), supreme court review granted 11/14/12; for Alexander: Hans P. Koesser; case activity Juror Selection / Dismissal – Right to Personal Presence  A defendant has a non-waivable right to personal presence at voir dire, ¶6 (citing, § 971.04(1)(c); and, State v. Harris, 229 Wis. 2d 832, 839, 601 N.W.2d 682 (Ct… Read More

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TPR – Appearance by Telephone

Kenosha County DHS v. Amber D., 2011AP562, District 2, 8/10/11 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Amber D.: Thomas K. Voss; case activity Timothy M.’s appearance by telephone, occasioned by his incarceration, didn’t violate his due process right to meaningfully participate in TPR proceedings, Waukesha Cnty. DHHS v. Teodoro E., 2008 WI App… Read More

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on certification; for Soto: Shelley Fite, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity; prior post Issues (composed by On Point): Whether a defendant has a non-waivable right to be physically present at a §§ 971.04(1)(g) and 885.60. If the right to physical presence at the plea proceeding can be waived or forfeited, whether a formal colloquy is nonetheless required before… Read More

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certification; for Soto: Shelley Fite, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity, circuit court affirmed 2012 WI 93 Plea Procedure – Personal Presence We certify this appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to determine whether Jon Soto’s statutory right to be physically present during a plea hearing was violated when the judge conducted the hearing through video teleconferencing… Read More

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State v. Calvin Jerome Pirtle, 2011 WI App 89(recommended for publication); for Pirtle: Christopher J. Cherella; case activity Consent to Search – Georgia v. Randolph Pirtle’s failure to object to the police presence allowed them to act on the co-tenant’s consent to a warrantless search under Georgia v. Randolph, 547 U.S. 103 (2006): ¶15      In… Read More

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