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January 2023 publication list

On January 25, 2023, the court of appeals ordered the publication of the following criminal-law related decision: State v. Steven W. Bowers, 2023 WI App 4 (affirming suppression of evidence seized during warrantless search of defendant’s Dropbox account)… Read more

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State v. Steven W. Bowers, 2023 WI App 4; case activity (including briefs) In this important decision addressing a novel Fourth Amendment issue, the court of appeals holds that Bowers had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of his Dropbox account, despite the fact he (1) used his work email address to create the… Read more

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December 2022 publication order

On December 21, 2022, the court of appeals ordered the publication of the following criminal law related decisions: State v. Dreama F. Harvey, 2022 WI App 60 (rejecting challenge to jury instructions that instructed on theories of liability not supported by the evidence, as instructions also instructed on theory supported by the evidence) State v… Read more

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Racine County v. P.B., 2022 WI App 62; case activity Section 54.42(5) and 55.10(4) give a person undergoing guardianship and protective placement the “right to  be present” a the final hearing. Sections 54.44(4)(a) and 55.10(2) further require the county to ensure that the person “attends” the final hearing, unless the GAL waives attendance. In a published… Read more

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November 2022 publication list

On November 30, 2022, the court of appeals ordered publication of a single civil case… Read more

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State v. Mark J. Gahart, 2022 WI App 61; case activity (including briefs) The court of appeals holds that driving while intoxicated with a minor passenger is not a victimless crime: the minor passenger is a victim for purposes of the restitution statute. Gahart was convicted of OWI while his minor daughter was in the… Read more

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October 2022 publication list

On October 26, 2022, the court of appeals ordered the publication of the following criminal law related decision: State v. Terry L. Hibbard, 2022 WI 53 (aiding buyer in drug sale can lead to Len Bias liability because it also aids dealer)… Read more

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State v. Dreama F. Harvey, 2022 WI App 60; case activity (including briefs) A jury convicted Harvey of reckless homicide by the delivery of heroin. On appeal, she notes that the jury instructions would have permitted conviction on the theory that she either aided and abetted another supplier or was part of the chain of… Read more

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