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State v. Michael Scott Long, 2009 WI 36, affirming in part and reversing in part unpublished opinion For Long: Joseph L. Sommers Issue/Holding: The “3-strike” persistent repeater enhancement, § 939.62(2m)(d), requires that the two prior strikes occur before the current felony and the 1st strike’s conviction date precede the 2nd strike’s violation date. Although Long’s two prior strikes occurred before… Read More

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State v. Michael D. Lewis, 2004 WI App 211 For Lewis: Timothy A. Provis Issue/Holding: Sentence of life imprisonment without possibility of parole, as persistent repeater due to prior conviction for sexual assault of a child, on a current conviction for child enticement isn’t cruel / unusual punishment under the 8th amendment. ¶¶16-18.  … Read More

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State v. Richard W. Delaney, 2003 WI 9, affirming unpublished decision For Delaney: Joseph R. Cincotta Issue/Holding: ¶1 … Specifically, Delaney asks this court to determine whether Wis. Stat. § 939.62 (1999-2000) was properly applied to his already enhanced OWI offense under Wis. Stat. § 346.65(2)(c), based on the existence of a past non-OWI offense, so as to enhance… Read More

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State v. Donald R. Wield, 2003 WI App 179, PFR filed 8/28/03 For Wield: Donald T. Lang, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: The persistent repeater law, § 939.62(2m) is constitutional; State v. Radke, 2003 WI 7, 259 Wis. 2d 13, 657 N.W.2d 66, controls. ¶¶20-21… Read More

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State v. Alan R. Radke, 2003 WI 7, affirming 2002 WI App 146 For Radke: William E. Schmaal, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶5. The precise question raised, therefore, is whether the “two strikes” law violates the Due Process Clause of either the United States or Wisconsin Constitution because it requires a greater penalty to be imposed on… Read More

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State v. Donald R. Wield, 2003 WI App 179, PFR filed 8/28/03 For Wield: Donald T. Lang, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: In determining whether a prior conviction under a since-repealed statute is a serious child sex offense comparable to § 948.02(1) so as to invoke the persistent repeater law, the “elements only” test of Blockburger v. United States, 284 U.S… Read More

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State v. Paul R. Maxey, 2003 WI App 94 For Maxey: Douglas I. Henderson Issue/Holding: A sentence may be enhanced by both the general repeater provision of § 939.62(1)(b) (1999-2000) and § the specific repeat drug offender provision of § 961.48(2) (1999-2000), given the rationale of State v. Richard W. Delaney, 2003 WI 9: ¶14. In summary… Read More

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State v. Leonard T. Collins, 2002 WI App 177 For Collins: Paul G. LaZotte, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶2. We agree with Collins that Wis. Stat. § 939.62(2m)(d) requires circuit courts to determine independently whether an out-of-state crime is comparable to a Wisconsin “serious felony,” even if the defendant admits that he or she is a persistent repeater. However… Read More

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