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c. “Greater latitude” rule

State v. Anton R. Dorsey, 2015AP648-CR, District 3, 12/6/16 (per curiam; not citable as precedent or for persuasive value), petition for review granted, 4/10/17, affirmed, 2018 WI 10; case activity (including briefs) You may not cite this per curiam opinion as binding precedent or for persuasive value in any Wisconsin court, see § 809.23(3)(b), but On Point is telling you about it because the… Read More

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State v. Joel M. Hurley, 2015 WI 35, 3/31/15, reversing  an unpublished per curiam court of appeals decision; opinion by Justice Gableman; case activity (including briefs) Making full use of the “greater latitude of proof” rule, the recent precedent adopting a more liberal approach to admission of other-acts evidence, e.g., State v. Marinez, 2011 WI 12, 331… Read More

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State v. Timothy J. Normington, 2008 WI App 8, PFR filed 12/21/07 For Normington: Stephen J. Eisenberg Issue: Whether images downloaded from the defendant’s computer, depicting objects inserted into women’s vaginas and into men’s and women’s anuses, were admissible on a charge of sexual assault of a mentally deficient victim involving an object inserted in his anus. Holding… Read More

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State v. Randy Mcgowan, 2006 WI App 80 For Mcgowan: Dianne M. Erickson Issue/Holding: ¶14      … The supreme court has provided significant guidance concerning the use of other acts evidence in child sexual assault cases. In State v. Davidson, 2000 WI 91, 236 Wis. 2d 537, 613 N.W.2d 606, the court discussed the three-step framework, which… Read More

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State v. Randy Mcgowan, 2006 WI App 80 For Mcgowan: Dianne M. Erickson Issue/Holding: ¶20      We cannot conclude that the allegations are sufficiently factually similar to justify admission of Janis’s testimony as other acts evidence. Assuming the truthfulness of both Sasha and Janis for purposes of this analysis, we conclude that a single assault, by… Read More

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State v. John P. Hunt, 2003 WI 81, reversing unpublished order of court of appeals For Hunt: Rex R. Anderegg Issue/Holding: ¶86. We have ruled that “Wisconsin courts permit a more liberal admission of other crimes evidence in sexual assault cases than in other cases.” Davidson, 236 Wis. 2d 537, ¶44; State v. Hammer, 2000 WI 92, ¶23, 236 Wis. 2d… Read More

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State v. Dale H. Davidson, 2000 WI 91, 236 Wis. 2d 537, 613 N.W.2d 606, reversing State v. Davidson, 222 Wis. 2d 233, 589 N.W.2d 38 For Davidson: Jerome F. Buting & Pamela Moorshead Issue: Whether, on a charge of sexually assaulting a 13-year old niece while on a camping trip, evidence of the defendant’s conviction ten years… Read More

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§904.04 – Greater Latitude Rule

State v. Edward A. Hammer, 2000 WI 92, 236 Wis. 2d 686, 613 N.W.2d 629, on certification, habeas denied, Hammer v. Karlen, 342 F. 3d 807 (7th Cir. 2003) For Hammer: Rex Anderegg Issue: Whether, in a trial for sexual assault of several adolescent males while staying at defendant’s parents’ home, evidence that defendant fondled an adult male, 5-7… Read More

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