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E. Administrative searches

Wisconsin State v. Tally Ann Rowan, 2012 WI 60, on certification review ; case activity Extended Supervision Conditions – Suspicionless Searches  A condition of extended supervision “that allows any law enforcement officer to search [Tally]’s person, vehicle, or residence for firearms, at any time and without probable cause or reasonable suspicion,” was tailored to the particular facts and… Read More

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State v. Tally Ann Rowan, 2010AP1398-CR, rev. granted 10/25/11 on certification request (District 3/4); for Rowan: LaZotte, Paul G.; case activity Issue (from Certification):  The issue presented by this appeal is whether a sentencing court violated the Fourth Amendment or Wis. Const. art. I, § 11, by setting a condition of extended supervision that allows any law enforcement officer… Read More

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State v. Omark D. Ward, 2011 WI App 151 (recommended for publication); for Ward: Mary Scholle, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate; case activity Ineffective Assistance of Counsel – DNA Search Warrant  Court commissioner’s order that Ward provide DNA sample violated “oath or affirmation” requirement for warrants: ¶10      Unless a person consents to giving a sample of his or her… Read More

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certification; for Rowan: Paul G. LaZotte, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity; review granted, 10/25/11 Extended Supervision Conditions – Limits on Fourth Amendment Rights The issue presented by this appeal is whether a sentencing court violated the Fourth Amendment or Wis. Const. art. I, § 11, by setting a condition of extended supervision that allows any law enforcement officer… Read More

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Probation Search

State v. Seneca Joseph Boykin, 2009AP2499-CR, District 2, 9/22/10 court of appeals decision (3-judge, not recommended for publication); for Boykin: Mark A. Schoenfeldt; BiC; Resp. A probation agent may not evade the warrant requirement by acting as a “stalking horse” for the police in conducting a warrantless search of a probationer’s residence, ¶10. In this instance, probation… Read More

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State v. Tarence A. Banks, 2010 WI App 107; for Banks: Scott D. Obernberger; BiC; Resp.; Reply Evidence – Comment on Refusal to Provide DNA – Ineffective Assistance Prosecutorial use of Banks’ refusal, after arrest, to provide a warrantless DNA sample penalized him for exercising a constitutional right. Because no contemporaneous objection was made, the… Read More

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State v. Colin G. Schloegel, 2009 WI App 85 For Schloegel: Sarvan Singh Issue/Holding1: School grounds are extended to the school parking lot, so that the test for searches of students, New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325 (1985), applies to search of a student’s car parked in the lot, ¶¶15-19. Issue/Holding2: Search of student’s car in school… Read More

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State v. Jacob B. Jones, 2008 WI App 154, PFR filed 10/24/08 For Jones: David R. Karpe Issue/Holding:  Warrantless search of bedroom upheld as probation/parole search under “special needs” doctrine, notwithstanding presence of police who were conducting a concurrent investigation: ¶15      We conclude, based on the court’s factual findings, that the search of Jones’s room was a… Read More

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