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1997-98 Term

State v. Richard Dodson, 219 Wis.2d 65, 580 N.W.2d 181 (1998), unpublished decision below. For Dodson: Michael J. Backes Issue/Holding: Applying the test of State v. Pulizzano, 155 Wis. 2d 633, 647-48, 456 N.W.2d 325 (1990), the court finds evidence of prior sexual assaults necessary “to rebut the logical and weighty inference that the victim gained sexual… Read More

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State v. Daniel Anderson, 219 Wis.2d 739, 580 N.W.2d 329 (1998), reversing State v. Anderson, 214 Wis. 2d 126, 570 N.W.2d 872 (Ct. App. 1997) For Anderson: Jack E. Schairer, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether violating different conditions of a single bond supports multiple bail jumping counts. Holding: Anderson, released on an otherwise unrelated case, was ordered as… Read More

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State ex rel. Phillip I. Warren v. Schwarz, 219 Wis.2d 615, 579 N.W.2d 698 (1998), affirming 211 Wis. 2d 708, 566 N.W.2d 173 (Ct. App. 1997) / State v. Phillip I. Warren, 219 Wis.2d 615, 579 N.W.2d 698 (1998), on certification For Warren: Ralph A. Kalal Issue: Whether Warren was entitled to appointment of counsel… Read More

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State v. Shonna Hobson, 218 Wis.2d 350, 577 N.W.2d 825 (1998), on certification For Hobson: Keith A. Findley, John A. Pray, LAIP, UW Law School Holding: Wisconsin recognizes a common law privilege to forcibly resist an unlawful arrest (i.e., w/o made w/o probable cause); but having recognized that privilege, the court simultaneously abrogates it (albeit prospectively… Read More

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State v. Prokopios G. Vassos, 218 Wis.2d 330, 579 N.W.2d 35 (1998), on certification For Vassos: Edmund C. Carns Holding: Successive prosecution for misdemeanor battery (§ 940.19(1)), following acquittal of felony battery (§ 940.19(3)) arising from same incident, wasn’t barred by double jeopardy. Successive prosecutions are barred under § 939.71 when the subsequent charge is the “same” offense under… Read More

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State v. Matthew C. Janssen, 219 Wis.2d 362, 580 N.W.2d 260 (1998), affirming 213 Wis. 2d 471, 570 N.W.2d 746 (Ct. App. 1997) For Janssen: Eugene A. Bartman, Brian G. Figy, SPD, Appleton Trial Issue: Whether the flag desecration statute is constitutional. Holding: The flag desecration statute, sec. 946.05, violates first amendment overbreadth principles, and can’t be… Read More

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Malvern Sullivan v. Waukesha County, 218 Wis.2d 458, 578 N.W.2d 596 (1998), on certification For Sullivan: William A. Denny Holding: A DOT training pamphlet, explaining physical and mental impairment as the level of alcohol concentration increases, is held admissible under the sec. 908.03(8) (public records and reports) exception to the hearsay rule. The court stresses… Read More

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State v. Juan Eugenio, 219 Wis.2d 391, 579 N.W.2d 642 (1998), affirming State v. Eugenio, 210 Wis. 2d 347, 565 N.W.2d 798 (Ct. App. 1997) For Eugenio: Eduardo M. Borda Issue: Whether the defense engaged in attacks on the complainant’s character for truthfulness so as to open the door to opinion testimony that she was truthful. Holding: § 906.08 supports… Read More

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