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2002-03 Term

State v. John Norman, 2003 WI 72, affirming unpublished decision of court of appeals For Norman: Angela Kachelski Issue/Holding: Norman’s failure on appeal to develop an argument analytically necessary to the issue he raises waives his right to have that issue reviewed. ¶64… Read More

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State v. Phonesavanh Vanmanivong, 2003 WI 41, reversing, 2001 WI App 299 For Vanmanivong: John J. Grau Issue/Holding: Trial court failure to order disclosure of an informant is subject to harmless error analysis. The state, as beneficiary of the error, bears the burden of proving beyond reasonable doubt that the error didn’t contribute to the… Read More

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State v. William J. Church (II), 2003 WI 74, reversing 2002 WI App 212, 257 Wis. 2d 442, 650 N.W.2d 873; earlier history: State v. William J. Church, 223 Wis.2d 641, 589 N.W.2d 638 (Ct. App. 1998), petition for review dismissed as improvidently granted, 2000 WI 90 For Church: James L. Fullin, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether an increase in sentence… Read More

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State v. Steven J. Burgess, 2003 WI 71, affirming 2002 WI App 264; habeas relief denied, Steven J. Burgess v. Watters, 467 F.3d 676 (7th Cir 2006) For Burgess: Steven P. Weiss, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether ch. 980 jurisdiction attaches to Native Americans who: are members of a tribe, residents of the tribe’s reservation… Read More

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State v. Harris D. Byers, 2003 WI 86, reversing unpublished opinion of court of appeals For Byers: Jack E. Schairer & Jefren E. Olsen, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶26. A review of the placement of the provisions, together with the legislative history, reflects an intent to create a step-by-step process that must be followed before… Read More

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State v. Steven J. Burgess, 2003 WI 71, affirming 2002 WI App 264, 258 Wis. 2d 548, 654 N.W.2d 81 For Burgess: Steven P. Weiss, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶25. Burgess challenges his commitment based on the use of actuarial instruments in his chapter 980 commitment proceeding because they did not take into account his… Read More

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State v. Steven J. Burgess, 2003 WI 71, affirming 2002 WI App 264, 258 Wis. 2d 548, 654 N.W.2d 81 For Burgess: Steven P. Weiss, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether the evidence was sufficient, where the state’s expert conceded that respondent could conform his conduct to requirements of the law. Holding: ¶29. Nevertheless, Burgess claims… Read More

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State ex rel. William E. Marberry v. Macht, 2003 WI 79, reversing 2002 WI App 133, 254 Wis. 2d 690, 648 N.W.2d 522; prior history omitted For Marberry: Donald T. Lang, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶19. As we have noted, Chapter 980 is a civil commitment statute with dual objectives: protection of the public and treatment of… Read More

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