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E. Substitution

Petitioner v. Robert D. Evans, 2018 WI App 53; case activity (including briefs) Evans, the respondent in a domestic abuse injunction proceeding, filed a substitution request on the day of the injunction hearing. To find a substitute judge in cases where substitution is requested so close to the hearing, the clerk uses an “email volunteer system”: An… Read More

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Review of an unpublished per curiam court of appeals decision; case activity (including briefs) Issue (composed by On Point) Whether the circuit court erred in denying Zimbal’s post-remand substitution request as untimely where Zimbal orally requested that the judge recuse himself the day before remittitur and was not appointed counsel until after the 20-day time… Read More

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No error in joinder, denial of substitution

State v. Joe Bonds Turney, 2015AP1651-CR & 2015AP1652-CR, District 1, 8/30/16 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Turney claims the trial court erred in permitting joinder of two cases for trial and in denying his motion for substitution of judge following his arraignment. He also argues he is entitled to an evidentiary hearing on his ineffective… Read More

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State v. Richard Harrison, 2015 WI 5, 1/22/15, affirming a summary disposition of the court of appeals; opinion by Chief Justice Abrahamson; case activity The supreme court unanimously holds that a circuit judge erred by presiding over Harrison’s trial, sentencing, and postconviction motions after Harrison filed a timely and proper § 971.20 request for substitution of the judge, the request was… Read More

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On review of a court of appeals summary disposition; case activity Issue (composed by On Point) Did the circuit court’s violation of Harrison’s right to substitution under § 971.20 deprive the circuit court of jurisdiction over the case and render the judgment void, or can the violation be deemed to be harmless error? As the substitution statute makes clear… Read More

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State v. Keith M. Bohannon, 2013 WI App 87; case activity Substitution of judge; “new” judge under § 971.20(5) When a case is reassigned from the original judge to a second judge and then reassigned again back to the first judge, the first judge is the “original” judge assigned to the case under § 971.20(4), not a “new”… Read More

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State v. Miller X. Lark-Holland, 2011AP791-CR, District 1, 2/28/12 court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); for Lark-Holland: Byron C. Lichstein; case activity ¶7        Lark-Holland’s first complaint is that his trial lawyer did not emphasize the mitigating factor that he said he was forced into committing the robbery, and also made several comments that he… Read More

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State v. William Allen Wisth, 2009 WI App 53, PFR filed 4/29/09 For Wisth: Jeremy Perri, SPD, MilwaukeeAppellate Issue/Holding: Defendant not entitled to request substitution of judge assigned to sentencing following revocation; § 971.20(5) is limited to pre-guilt phases: ¶14   We conclude that the plain meaning of Wis. Stat. § 971.20(5) is that substitution is permitted only prior… Read More

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