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1998-99 Term

State v. Lucian Agnello, 226 Wis.2d 164, 593 N.W.2d 427 (1999), reversing unpublished decision For Agnello: Jerome F. Buting & Pamela Moorshead, Buting & Williams Issue/Holding: On a motion to suppress statement, counsel’s bare relevancy objection to an inquiry into the statement’s truthfulness is held sufficient to preserve a Rogers v. Richmond/Jackson v. Denno objection… Read More

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State v. Tonnie D. Armstrong, 223 Wis.2d 331, 588 N.W.2d 606 (1999), reconsideration denied, 225 Wis.2d 121, 591 N.W.2d 604 (1999) For Armstrong: Steven A. Koch and Seymour, Kremer, Nommensen, Morrissy & Koch Issue/Holding: Armstrong pleaded guilty, with suppression issues (admissibility of oral statements) preserved as matter of law under Wis. Stat. § 971.31(10). The… Read More

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State v. John J. Watson, 227 Wis.2d 167, 595 N.W.2d 403 (1999), reversing unpublished decision For Watson: Richard D. Martin, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate Holding: For fact-specific reasons, the state established probable cause to proceed with this 980 case; bindover is established by more than reliance on inadmissible hearsay… Read More

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SVP – Sufficiency of evidence

State v. Frank Curiel, 227 Wis.2d 389, 597 N.W.2d 697 (1999), affirming unpublished decision For Curiel: Jack. C. Hoag, Sedor & Hoag. Issue/Holding: “¶7 Is the verdict of the court supported by the evidence? We hold that the evidence adduced at trial was sufficient to support the commitment of the defendant under Wis. Stat. ch… Read More

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State v. Larry J. Sprosty, 227 Wis.2d 316, 595 N.W.2d 692 (1999), afffirming and remanding 221 Wis.2d 401, 585 N.W.2d 637 (Ct. App. 1998). For Sprosty: T. Christopher Kelley, Thomas, Kelly, Habermehl & Mays. Issue/Holding: ¶3 We conclude that a circuit court, in its discretion, may consider the availability of facilities to house or to… Read More

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State v. Michael Love, 227 Wis.2d 60, 594 N.W.2d 806 (1999), reversing State v. Love 218 Wis.2d 1, 579 N.W.2d 277 (Ct. App. 1999) For Love: Philip J. Brehm. Holding: Love was represented at sentencing after revocation by an attorney who had been the prosecutor at the original sentencing, 20 months earlier; the attorney couldn’t remember appearing for… Read More

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State v. Jene R. Bodoh, 226 Wis.2d 718, 595 N.W.2d 330 (1999), affirming State v. Bodoh, 220 Wis.2d 102, 582 N.W.2d 440 (Ct. App. 1998) For Bodoh: Michael D. Mandelman Holding: A dog can be a dangerous weapon if used or intended or intended to be used in a manner calculated or likely to cause… Read More

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State v. John V. Dundon, 226 Wis.2d 654, 594 N.W.2d 780 (1999), on certification For Dundon: William S. Coleman, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate. Holding: ¶36 In Coleman, we recognized that “a narrow defense of privilege under Wis. Stat. § 939.45(6) exists to a charge of felon in possession of a firearm.” Coleman, 206 Wis. 2d at 210. The… Read More

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