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2006-07 Term

State v. Michael L. Popke, 2009 WI 37, reversing unpublished opinion For Popke: John Miller Carroll, Aaron W. Schenk Issue/Holding: Police had probable cause to believe Popke violated § 346.05, driving on right-side of highway: ¶16      In this case, the officer testified that he was sitting at a stop sign when the defendant turned left onto the road… Read More

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State v. Monika S. Lackershire, 2007 WI 74, reversing 2005 WI App 265 For Lackershire: Steven P. Weiss, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶33     Wisconsin Stat. § 971.08(1)(b) provides that before a circuit court accepts a defendant’s guilty plea, it must “make such inquiry as satisfies it that the defendant in fact committed the crime charged.” This court… Read More

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Binding Authority – Stare Decisis

State v. Vincent T. Grady, 2007 WI 81, affirming 2006 WI App 188 For Grady: Donna L. Hintze, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶20      A prior interpretation of a statute is applied when courts subsequently consider the same statute. Progressive Northern Ins. Co. v. Romanshek, 2005 WI 67, ¶41, 281 Wis. 2d 300, 697 N.W.2d 417. The court may overturn a prior interpretation… Read More

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State v. Vincent T. Grady, 2007 WI 81, affirming 2006 WI App 188 For Grady: Donna L. Hintze, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶14 n. 4: The State contends that Grady waived the issues presented. Grady did not waive the issues presented because he filed a postconviction motion pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 809.30(2)(h). Filing a postconviction motion is a timely means… Read More

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City of Milwaukee v. Ruby Washington, 2007 WI 104, affirming 2006 WI App 99 For Washington: Wm. Tyroler, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate; Karl Otto Rohlich, SPD, Milwaukee Mental Health Amicus: Colleen Ball, ACLU Issue/Holding: ¶3 We conclude that Wis. Stat. § 252.07(9)(a) authorizes confinement to a jail for a person with noninfectious tuberculosis who is at a high… Read More

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City of Milwaukee v. Ruby Washington, 2007 WI 104, affirming 2006 WI App 99 For Washington: Wm. Tyroler, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate; Karl Otto Rohlich, SPD, Milwaukee Mental Health Amicus: Colleen Ball, ACLU Issue/Holding:  ¶37 … We conclude that, together, the commonly accepted meanings of “facility” and “confined” indicate that the legislature intended jail to be a permissible… Read More

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City of Milwaukee v. Ruby Washington, 2007 WI 104, affirming 2006 WI App 99 For Washington: Wm. Tyroler, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate; Karl Otto Rohlich, SPD, Milwaukee Mental Health Amicus: Colleen Ball, ACLU Issue/Holding:  ¶42      Washington next argues that if jail is a permissible place of confinement under Wis. Stat. § 252.07(9), confinement to jail is not permitted whenever some less… Read More

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State v. Vincent T. Grady, 2007 WI 81, reconsideration denied, 2007 WI 125, affirming 2006 WI App 188 For Grady: Donna L. Hintze, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶16 We first address whether Wis. Stat. § 973.017(10) precludes appellate review of a circuit court’s consideration of an applicable sentencing guideline pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 973.017(2)(a). Wisconsin Stat. § 973.017(10)… Read More

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