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State v. Sharon A. Sellhausen, 2012 WI 5, reversing 2010 WI App 175; for Sellhausen: Byron C. Lichstein; case activity The trial judge’s daughter-in-law was part of the jury pool; Sellhausen didn’t seek her removal for cause, but used a peremptory to strike her, which rendered harmless any possible error in the trial judge sua sponte failing to… Read More

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court of appeals decision; for Sellhausen: Byron C. Lichstein; case activity Issues (formulated by On Point): Whether a trial judge has a sua sponte duty to strike a prosepctive juror who is an in-law of the judge. Whether defense counsel’s use of a peremptory strike to remove the judge’s in-law renders harmless any error in the… Read More

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State v. Sharon A. Sellhausen, 2010 WI App 175, reversed, 2012 WI 5; for Sellhausen: Byron C. Lichstein; case activity ¶1        Sharon Sellhausen appeals her jury conviction based on the presence of the presiding judge’s daughter-in-law on the panel of potential jurors.  The daughter-in-law was not seated on the jury because Sellhausen’s… Read More

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