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E. Due process

SCOW to review juror bias issues

State v. Jeffrey P. Lepsch, 2015AP2813-CR, petition for review granted 5/11/16; case activity (including briefs) Issues (composed by On Point) Were one or more jurors at Lepsch’s trial objectively or subjectively biased because they did not provide “unequivocal assurances” that they could set aside prior beliefs (about, e.g., the guilt of the defendant and the… Read More

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State v. Miguel Muniz-Munoz, 2014AP702-CR, 3/1/16, District 1 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) By the time Muniz-Munoz went to trial for first degree intentional homicide, the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy of the victim was dead. The trial court allowed another medical examiner who reviewed the case record to give his independent… Read More

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State v. Darryl J. Badzinski, 2014 WI 6, reversing unpublished court of appeals decision; case activity Badzinski was charged with sexually assaulting his niece, A.R.B., during a family gathering at the home of his parents. (¶¶8-9). A.R.B. testified the assault occurred in a specific room–the basement laundry room. (¶11). But there was also testimony from multiple defense witnesses… Read More

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State v. Brent T. Novy, 2013 WI 23, affirming 2012 WI App 10; case activity Evidence excluded from state’s case-in-chief because of discovery violation is admissible as rebuttal evidence The trial court excluded the state from presenting fingerprint evidence in its case-in-chief because the state failed to properly disclose the evidence under Wis. Stat. §… Read More

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on review of published decision; for Novy: Bridget E. Boyle; case activity Rebuttal – Evidence Excluded from Case-in-Chief for Discovery Violation / Sleeping Juror  Issues (Composed by On Point) caution: issue-identification necessarily speculative; check case activity link after briefs filed for verification of issues:  1. a) Whether evidence ruled inadmissible during the State’s case-in-chief as a sanction for violating… Read More

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State v. Brent T. Novy, 2012 WI App 10 (recommended for publication), petition for review granted, 6/13/12; for Novy: Joseph George Easton; case activity Rebuttal – Evidence Excluded from Case-in-Chief for Discovery Violation  Expert witness testimony, excluded from the State’s case-in-chief as a sanction failure to identify the witness during discovery, was admissible on rebuttal to attack… Read More

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State v. Forrest Andre Saunders, 2011 WI App 156 (recommended for publication); for Saunders: Robert A. Kagen; case activity Notice of Alibi, § 971.23(8) – DA Comment on Missing Witness  “Alibi” merely refers to the fact that the defendant was elsewhere when the alleged occurred, ¶21, citing, State v. Brown, 2003 WI App 34, ¶13, 260… Read More

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State v. James T. Kettner, 2011 WI App 142 (recommended for publication); for Kettner: Andrew R. Hinkel, Jefren E. Olsen, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity Hearing-Impaired Juror – Inability to Hear Certain Testimony  A juror’s inability to hear most of alleged victim S.K.’s answers in a videotaped interview didn’t violate Kettner’s rights to impartial jury… Read More

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