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decision below: unpublished (2009AP118); for Burns: David R. Karpe Issue: Is the Appellant entitled to a new trial in the interests of justice where (a) the circuit court banned the Appellant from presenting evidence that the victim’s post-assaultive behavior and loss of virginity was due to her having been sexually assaulted by her grandfather rather… Read More

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certification Issue: Can a circuit court disqualify retained counsel-of-record in a civil suit, thereby denying the client the right to representation by chosen counsel and restricting the attorney’s right to practice law in a civil action, where the attorney previously represented a nonparty witness for the opposing side? The Ciccantellis sued a condo association for… Read More

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decision below: 2009 WI App 143; for Conner: Steven J. House Issues: What degree of specificity is required in charging dates of allege conduct in a criminal information to satisfy the accused’s constitutional due process rights of notice of the charged offenses? Does Wis. Stat. § 940.32(2m)(b) require that the state prove that a “course… Read More

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decision below: 2009 WI App 161; for Patterson: David R. Karpe Issues: Is contributing to the delinquency of a child resulting in death a lesser-included offense of first-degree reckless homicide under Wis. Stat. § 939.66(2)? Can one contribute to the delinquency of a 17-year-old individual when such individuals are no longer subject to juvenile delinquency… Read More

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decision below: 2010 WI App 11; for Forbush: Craig Mastantuono; Rebecca M. Coffee Issues: Whether the right to counsel under the Wisconsin Constitution prohibits the state from interrogating a represented individual once the state is aware of the representation Whether a suspect made an equivocal request for counsel during police questioning, thereby invoking his right… Read More

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decision below: 2009 WI App 156; for Carter: Craig M. Kuhary Issues: Do violations of Illinois’ zero tolerance (absolute sobriety) law count as prior offenses for sentence enhancement purposes under Wisconsin’s Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) Law (Wis. Stat. §§ 346.63 and 346.65)? What methodology are trial courts to employ in determining whether to count out-of-state… Read More

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