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A. Certiorari

Certiorari – Inmate Complaint – “Misdirected” Writ, Lack of Jurisdiction

State ex rel. David C. Myers v. Smith, 2009 WI App 49 Pro se Issue/Holding: Writ of certiorari “misdirected” to wrong respondent (in this instance, review of inmate complaint, improperly naming as respondent institution warden rather than DOC Secretary or designee) must be dismissed: ¶10      We begin by observing that certiorari “is available only for… Read More

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Certiorari – Inmate Complaint – Limitation on Discovery

State ex rel. David C. Myers v. Smith, 2009 WI App 49 Pro se Issue/Holding: Inmate may not utilize discovery to bypass security-based restrictions on access to banned material such as pornography: ¶16      Inmates must not be allowed to evade security restrictions by simply filing suit or petitioning for writ of certiorari and obtaining prohibited… Read More

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Certiorari — Availability

State ex rel. David C. Myers v. Swenson, 2004 WI App 224 For Myers: Christopher T. Sundberg; Bruce D. Huibregtse Issue/Holding: ¶8 Myers appears to argue that the Wisconsin courts retain the ability to conduct certiorari review of a Wisconsin inmate’s due process or equal protection challenge to a disciplinary action, even if the challenge… Read More

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State v. Christopher Swiams, 2004 WI App 217, District 1, 10/19/04 (published); case activity Issue/Holding: ¶8. … The State contends, however, that reconfinement orders may only be reviewed via common-law certiorari and not under Wis. Stat. Rule 809.30. It relies on State v. Bridges, 195 Wis. 2d 254, 536 N.W.2d 153 (Ct. App. 1995) (per… Read More

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Writs – Certiorari – Availability

State ex rel. David C. Myers v. Swenson, 2004 WI App 224, PFR filed 11/24/04 For Myers: Christopher T. Sundberg; Bruce D. Huibregtse Issue/Holding: ¶8. Myers appears to argue that the Wisconsin courts retain the ability to conduct certiorari review of a Wisconsin inmate’s due process or equal protection challenge to a disciplinary action, even… Read More

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State v. Christopher Swiams, 2004 WI App 217 For Swiams: Jefren E. Olsen, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶8. … The State contends, however, that reconfinement orders may only be reviewed via common-law certiorari and not under Wis. Stat. Rule 809.30. It relies on State v. Bridges, 195 Wis. 2d 254, 536 N.W.2d 153 (Ct. App… Read More

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