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State v. Julian L. Perez, 2013AP750-CR, District 1, 12/10/13; court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); case activity Where the evidence at trial showed that the defendant possessed a firearm over a short span of time at two locations in the same apartment building, the jury did not need to be unanimous as to… Read More

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Heather T. C. v. Donald M. H., 2010AP467, District 2, 2/1/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Donald: Thomas K. Voss; case activity Failure to object at trial waived appellate challenge to jury instructions and verdict form that combined two separate periods of abandonment as grounds for termination.  ¶6        Failure to object to proposed jury instructions or… Read More

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State v. Carl Mills, 2010AP1746-CR, District 1, 9/7/11 court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); for Mills: Randall E. Paulson, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate; case activity Trail counsel was not ineffective for failing to object to jury instructions and verdict forms with respect to unanimity on multiple counts of sexual assault of a single victim… Read More

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State v. Andre D. Hansbrough, 2011 WI App 79(recommended for publication); for Hansbrough: Amelia L. Bizzaro; case activity Verdict Forms – Harmless Error Failure to provide a not guilty verdict option with a lesser included offense instruction is, although error, not structural but is instead subject to analysis for harmlessness, ¶¶10-17. ¶9        At the outset, we… Read More

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State v. James D. Miller, 2009 WI App 111

Waiver of Escalona argument; claim of self-defense where crime includes “utter disregard of life” element Click here for court of appeals decision, PFR filed 8/3/09 (opinion originally issued 4/23, withdrawn 5/12, reissued 5/21, withdrawn 6/12, reissued 7/2. Groundhog Day? Not quite: the withdrawn opinions found that trial counsel was ineffective for not seeking a lesser… Read More

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