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7. Sequestration, 906.15

X.J. v. G.G., 2015AP1549, District 3, 10/21/15 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity Under § 48.42(1), an adoptive parent may join the biological parent in a petition to terminate the parental rights of the other biological parent, and because joining the petition makes the adoptive parent a party, the adoptive parent is not subject to… Read More

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State v. Derek J. Copeland, 2011 WI App 28; for Copeland: David Leeper; case activity Trial court has discretion under § 906.15(3) to order an attorney not to discuss with a sequestered witness who hasn’t yet testified the testimony of other witnesses; this authority extends to barring counsel from providing the sequestered witness with a… Read More

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Sequestration — Prosecutor Talking to Witness During Break

State v. Johnny L. Green, 2002 WI 68, affirming unpublished court of appeals opinion For Green: Nicolas G. Griswold Issue/Holding: ¶40. Green contends that the prosecutor, not the witness, violated the sequestration order by conversing with the witness during trial…. Green has not provided any support for the contention that a prosecutor violates a sequestration… Read More

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Sequestration — Expert

State v. Aaron Evans, 2000 WI App 178, 238 Wis.2d 411, 617 N.W.2d 220 For Evans: Steven D. Phillips, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether the trial court erroneously exercised discretion in preventing a DNA expert from sitting at counsel table. Holding: “|10 We are satisfied that, on this record, the circuit court did not erroneously… Read More

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