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2002-03 Term

Jury – Selection – Anonymous Jury

State v. Sherrie S. Tucker, 2003 WI 12, on certification For Tucker: Paul LaZotte, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶4. We hold that in accordance with the standard articulated in Britt, if a circuit court restricts any juror information, the court must make an individualized determination that the jury needs protection and take reasonable precautions to minimize any… Read More

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State v. Nancy R. Lamon, 2003 WI 78, affirming unpublished decision of court of appeals, affirmed on habeas review, Lamon v. Boatwright, 7th Cir No. 05-4018, 11/8/06 For Lamon: Timothy A. Provis Issue/Holding: A trial judge is not required to make detailed findings in ruling on a Batson issue, ¶76. Issue/Holding: That a prospective juror’s last name “is a well-known criminal name” in the… Read More

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State v. Matthew J. Knapp, 2003 WI 121, on certification For Knapp: Robert G. LeBell Issue: In essence, this court is presented with the question of whether a custodial inculpatory statement, obtained without proper Miranda warnings, and extracted through the use of police deception, is an “involuntary” self-incriminatory statement and inadmissible at trial for any purpose,” ¶95. (The police ruse involved… Read More

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State v. Paul D. Hoppe, 2003 WI 43, affirming unpublished opinion For Hoppe: William E. Schmaal, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶46. Both Connelly and Clappes support the proposition that some coercive or improper police conduct must exist in order to sustain a finding of involuntariness. However, both of these cases also recognize that police conduct does not need to be… Read More

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State v. Paul D. Hoppe, 2003 WI 43, affirming unpublished opinion For Hoppe: William E. Schmaal, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: Under “somewhat unique” facts, a suspect’s statements made during interviews in a hospital over a three-day period while delusional and in the throes of acute alcohol withdrawal were involuntary despite the absence of any egregious police pressure… Read More

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State v. Anou Lo, 2003 WI 107, affirming unpublished opinion of court of appeals; habeas relief denied, Lo v. Endicott, 7th Cir No. 06-3948, 10/26/07 For Lo: Robert R. Henak Amicus Briefs: Joseph N. Ehmann, Wm. J. Tyroler, SPD; Meredith J. Ross, Walter J. Dickey, UW Law School Issue/Holding: ¶2. The petitioner, Anou Lo, asks… Read More

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State v. Larry G. Edwards, 2003 WI 68, reversing unpublished summary order of court of appeals For Edwards: Martha K. Askins, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether, after the trial court dismissed a criminal case due to violation of intrastate detainer act time limits, the state’s motion for reconsideration was supported by a “new issue,” namely whether the dismissal… Read More

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State ex rel Norman O. Brown v. Bradley, 2003 WI 14, on original petition for writ of habeas corpus For Brown: Greg J. Carman Issue/Holding: ¶1. The Petitioner, Norman O. Brown, seeks reinstatement of his petition for review which was previously dismissed as untimely filed. Brown contends that this court should apply retroactively the tolling… Read More

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