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2003-04 Term

State v. Curtis E. Gallion, 2004 WI 42, affirming 2002 WI App 265 For Gallion: Randall E. Paulson, SPD, Milwaukee App Amici: Robert R. Henak, WACDL; Walter J. Dickey, et al., UW Law School Issue/Holding: ¶63. Gallion’s next claim on appeal is that the circuit court erred in placing undue emphasis on the character of the victim… Read More

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State v. Gregory J. Franklin, 2004 WI 38, affirming unpublished decision of court of appeals For Franklin: Patrick M. Donnelly, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶16. In order to be admissible in a ch. 980 proceeding, all evidence must be relevant and that relevance must not be outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice. Wis. Stat. § 904.01… Read More

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Sentencing Review – Factors – TIS

State v. Curtis E. Gallion, 2004 WI 42, affirming 2002 WI App 265 For Gallion: Randall E. Paulson, SPD, Milwaukee App Amici: Robert R. Henak, WACDL; Walter J. Dickey, et al., UW Law School Issue/Holding: ¶28. With the advent of truth-in-sentencing, we recognize a greater need to articulate on the record the reasons for the particular sentence… Read More

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State v. Joseph J. Guerard, 2004 WI 85, reversing unpublished decision of court of appeals For Guerard: Joseph L. Sommers Issue/Holding: Failure to interview or subpoena an investigator to whom the defendant’s brother had confessed was deficient performance; the basis for this failure, that counsel “thought the confessions were hearsay and that York’s reports were the work product of… Read More

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State v. Todd M. Jadowski, 2004 WI 68, on certification For Jadowski: Richard Hahn Issue: Whether due process supports an affirmative defense to sexual assault of a minor, § 948.02(2), based on the minor’s intentional misrepresentation of his or her age. Holding: ¶36. Upon reading Wis. Stat. § 948.02(2), we conclude that the statute is clear and… Read More

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State v. Michael D. Jackson, 2004 WI 29, affirming unpublished decision of court of appeals For Jackson: Joseph E. Schubert Issue: Whether penalty enhancement of a TIS-I sentence, § 973.01(2) (1997-98), applies to the confinement portion alone, or to the total term of imprisonment (including extended supervision), of a bifurcated sentence. Holding: ¶17. The key to understanding the applicability of… Read More

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Due Process – Notice, Generally

Amy Z. v. Jon T., 2004 WI 73 For Jon T.: Geoffrey Dowse Issue/Holding: ¶20. Due process requires that the notice provided reasonably convey the information required for parties to prepare their defense and make their objections. Bachowski v. Salamone, 139 Wis. 2d 397, 412, 407 N.W.2d 533 (1987). ¶21. The guardian argues that Jon should… Read More

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Substantive Due Process, Generally

Monroe Co. DHS v. Kelli B., 2004 WI 8, affirming 2003 WI App 88, 263 Wis. 2d 413, 662 N.W.2d 360 For Kelli B.: Timothy A. Provis Issue/Holding: ¶19 Kelli asserts that the statute, as applied to her, violates her constitutional right to substantive due process. This right emanates from the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. In… Read More

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