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D. Dismissal after voire dire

State v. Robert Daris Spencer, 2018AP942-CR, District 1, 3/9/21 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Spencer challenges the trial court’s decision to dismiss a juror for cause just before deliberations began, but over a dissent the court of appeals holds his claims are forfeited or that any error was harmless. However, Spencer is… Read more

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State v. Alexander, 2013 WI 70, affirming an unpublished court of appeals decision, 2011AP394-CR; case activity; majority opinion by Justice Gableman; concurrences by Justice Crooks (joined by Chief Justice Abrahmason and Justice Bradley), Justice Ziegler, and separately by Chief Justice Abrahamson. This decision is alarming.  During Alexander’s 1st-degree intentional homicide trial, concerns surfaced about whether… Read more


court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication), supreme court review granted 11/14/12; for Alexander: Hans P. Koesser; case activity Juror Selection / Dismissal – Right to Personal Presence  A defendant has a non-waivable right to personal presence at voir dire, ¶6 (citing, § 971.04(1)(c); and, State v. Harris, 229 Wis. 2d 832, 839, 601 N.W.2d 682 (Ct… Read more


Dismissal of Juror After Trial Commences

State v. Nikolas S. Czysz, 2010AP2804-CR, District 2/4, 12/1/11 court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); for Czysz: Dianne M. Erickson; case activity The trial court properly exercised its discretion under State v. Gonzalez, 2008 WI App 142, 314 Wis. 2d 129, 758 N.W.2d 153, in dismissing a juror on the fourth day of trial after the… Read more