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43. Writs (Non-Habeas)

State ex rel. Ardonis Greer v. Wayne J. Widenhoeft, 2014 WI 19, affirming a published court of appeals decision; case activity; Majority opinion:  Justice Ziegler; Dissent: Justice Bradley and C.J. Abrahamson The DOC assured Greer his probation was over and issued a discharge certificate to that effect.  In truth, his probation term hadn’t yet expired… Read more

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Sawyer County v. Maurice J. Corbin, 2013AP650; 1/22/14; District 3 (one-judge opinion ineligible for publication); case activity  This is an odd little case with some interesting potential. In 2004, Corbine was arrested for OWI and refused to submit to a chemical blood test under implied consent law. Supposedly Corbine received a “notice of intent to… Read more

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Counsel: Sanctions – Pre-Litigation Advice

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. v. Circuit Court for Milwaukee County, 2012 WI App 120(recommended for publication); case activity A court doesn’t possess inherent authority to impose on counsel a sanction (here, monetary) for pre-litigation advice, that is, conduct occurring before the court’s jurisdiction was invoked: ¶3        We conclude that the record, particularly the trial court’s own… Read more

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Ardonis Greer v. David H. Schwarz, 2012 WI App 122, petition for review granted 6/12/13, affirmed, 2014 WI 19; case activity DOC Discharge Certificate (Probation, § 973.09(5)) – Wrongly Issued, Prior to Expiration of Term of Probation  As a function of “administrative error,” the department of corrections issued Greer a discharge certificate before his term of probation had… Read more

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Coram Nobis: “Very Limited Scope”

Chintan V. Patel v. State of Wisconsin, 2012 WI App 117 (recommended for publication); case activity ¶12      In this appeal, we are asked to determine whether the trial court erred in denying Patel’s writ of coram nobis.  The writ of coram nobis is a discretionary writ of “very limited scope” that is “addressed to the trial court.”  Jessen v. State, 95… Read more

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Madison Metropolitan School District v. Circuit Court for Dane County, 2011 WI 72, affirming summary order; case activity Juvenile Delinquency Disposition – Expelled Student A juvenile delinquency court lacks authority to order a school district to provide educational services to a delinquent whom the district has expelled. ¶5   We conclude: … (2)  A circuit court does not… Read more

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Darnell Jackson v. Buchler, 2010 WI 135, affirming unpublished court of appeals decision; for Jackson: Michael Halfenger, et al.; Jackson BiC; Buchler Resp.; Reply; Jackson Br. after remand; Buchler Br. after remand Certiorari Review – Prison Discipline Evidence before disciplinary committee, in the form of statements of two confidential informants, adequately established (“more likely than not”) that Jackson participated in… Read more

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Coram Nobis

State v. Andrew M. Obriecht, 2010AP1469, District 4, 10/28/10 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); pro se Following earlier unsuccessful challenges to his plea-based conviction via direct appeal and habeas, Obriecht utilizes coram nobis as an attack mechanism. He argues that his plea wasn’t knowing, and that requiring a plea as a precondition to… Read more

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