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14. Residual exceptions

State v. B.H., 2016AP892-893, District 1, 12/28/16 (1-judge opinion, ineligible for publication) B.H.'s twins were taken from her due to a report of violence between her and their father. The trial court found that she had failed to meet the conditions for their return and to assume parental responsibility. B.H. argues that those findings rest upon inadmissible… Read More

State v. D.L., 2016AP735 & 2016AP736, District 1, 8/18/16 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity The trial court didn't err in admitting multiple hearsay statements made by D.L.'s children about her treatment of them or in admitting expert testimony about whether D.L. had a "strong bond" or "positive and healthy relationships" with her children… Read More

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

State v. Michael A. Clements, 2010AP1978-CR, District 4, 10/13/11 court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); for Clements: Steven D. Grunder, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity Counsel's performance not deficient, against claims that he failed to: impeach the complainant with a prior recorded statement; object on hearsay grounds to admissibility of her statement to a school counselor… Read More

court of appeals decision (3-judge; not recommended for publication); for Jackson: Byron C. Lichstein; BiC; Resp.; Reply Hearsay, Child Sexual Assault, Residual Exception Statements by youthful sex assault complainants admissible under residual hearsay exception, court rejecting idea that it’s thereby allowing exception to swallow general rule against hearsay admissibility; confrontation objection forfeited). Counsel – Strategic… Read More

State v. Derek Anderson, 2005 WI 54, on certification For Anderson: Neil C. McGinn, SPD, Milwaukee Trial; Wm. J. Tyroler, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶59 We agree with the State that while Krnak's statement to Ellifson does not technically qualify as an excited utterance, or statement of recent perception due to timing problems, it does… Read More

State v. Jimmie R.R., 2004 WI App 168, motion for reconsideration denied 9/15/04 For Jimmie R.R.: Martha K. Askins, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: A child’s videotaped statement may be admitted under the residual exception, § 908.03(24), without satisfying all the requirements of § 908.08. ¶40. The trial court properly applied the trustworthiness test of State… Read More

State ex rel. Willie C. Simpson v. Schwarz, 2002 WI App 7, PFR filed 1/11/02 Issue/Holding: Child-sexual-assault-victim's hearsay statement in this revocation case satisfies test for admissibility under residual exception, State v. Sorenson, 143 Wis. 2d 226, 421 N.W.2d 77 (1988)… Read More

State v. Liliana Petrovic, 224 Wis.2d 477, 592 N.W.2d 238 (Ct. App. 1999) For Petrovic: Robert B. Rondini Holding: While executing a search warrant at Petrovic's home, a detective talked to her 5-year old daughter, who gave him information about 39 marijuana plants growing outside. She ended up being tried with and convicted of manufacturing… Read More