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State of Wisconsin v. Eric L. Loomis

In 2007, the Conference of
Chief Justices adopted a resolution entitled "In Support of
Sentencing Practices that Promote Public Safety and Reduce
Recidivism."1 It emphasized that the judiciary "has a vital role
to play in ensuring that criminal justice systems work
1 Conference of Chief Justices, Conference of State Court ... More...
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United States of America v. Raequeon Allen

Madison, WI - Fitchburg Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Armed Robbery

Raequon Allen, 21, Fitchburg, Wis., was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for committing an armed robbery of a Madison business in January 2015, and for brandishing a firearm during the robbery. Allen pleaded guilty to these charges on April 26, 2016.

Allen received a three-year sentence for the armed robb... More...
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United States of America v. Shawn A. Thompson

East St. Louis, IL - Granite City Man Sentenced For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

Shawn A. Thompson, age 39, of Granite City, Illinois, was sentenced to 151 months’ imprisonment for Distribution of Methamphetamine.

Thompson pled guilty to the federal charge on December 3, 2015. At his change of plea hearing, Thompson admitted that he and co-defendant Michael Murphy had sold a p... More...
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United States of America v. Kyle Langner

Madison, WI - Rice Lake Man Sentenced for Two Bank Robberies

Kyle Langner, 24, Rice Lake, Wis., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 114 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for the robbery of Shell Lake State Bank and Bremer Bank in 2014. Langner was also ordered to pay $14,171 restitution. Langner pleaded guilty to these char... More...
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United States of America v. Charles Nash, Elizabeth Johnson and Brandon Smith

Milwaukee, WI - Three Sentenced for Promoting Interstate Prostitution

Charles Nash (28) and Brandon Smith (40) of Appleton, WI and Elizabeth Johnson (27) of Two Rivers, WI were sentenced by Chief Judge William C. Griesbach. Smith was sentenced on December 10, 2015, to 48 months imprisonment following his guilty plea to three counts of using a telephone to promote, manage and carry on a pr... More...
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State Of Wisconsin v. Peterson

These cases arise from a John Doe proceeding originally initiated in Milwaukee County, and subsequently expanded to four additional counties, Iowa County, Dodge County, Dane County, and Columbia County. Though not consolidated, these proceedings have been overseen by a single John Doe judge and organized by a single special prosecutor (Francis Schmitz). For the sake of clarity, we will refer to al... More...   $0 (01-03-2016 - WI)

State Of Wisconsin v. Keith D. McEvoy

On January 30, 2015, McEvoy was arrested for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, fifth offense, in violation of WIS. STAT. § 346.63(1)(a). The arresting officer read McEvoy the “Informing the Accused” form as required under WIS. STAT. § 343.305(4) and asked McEvoy to submit to a chemical test of his blood. McEvoy refused. The officer obtained an invol... More...   $0 (12-30-2015 - WI)

State Of Wisconsin v. Shannon E. Parker

A jury found Shannon E. Parker guilty of robbery with use of force, second-degree sexual assault with use of force, false imprisonment, identity theft, and battery, all as a repeater. He contends the trial court erred when it denied his motions to suppress the victim’s in- and out-ofcourt identifications of him and to change venue. We disagree and affirm.
¶2 On July 23, 2011, a man forced ... More...
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State Of Wisconsin v. Thomas W. Shelley

On January 11, 2008, Shelley was arrested for the conduct that led to the charges in the present case, Marathon County Circuit Court case No. 2008CF242. On the same day as the arrest, Shelley was placed on an extended supervision hold in Marathon County Circuit Court case No. 2004CF764. On June 2, 2008, Shelley’s extended supervision in case No. 2004CF764 was revoked, and on November 10, 2008, S... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - WI)

State Of Wisconsin v. Stephen Toliver

This case has a complicated procedural history. On May 28, 1991, Toliver and his brother were charged with first-degree intentional homicide, as parties to a crime, for the death of Tina Rodgers. The cases were tried separately. On January 31, 1992, a jury found Toliver guilty as charged. He was sentenced to life imprisonment on March 16, 1992, with parole eligibility in December 2045. Tolive... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - WI)

Robert Lee Stinson v. James Gauger

Robert Lee Stinson spent 23 years in
prison for a murder he did not commit. He was exonerated by
DNA evidence and now sues the lead detective and two
forensic odontologists who investigated the murder and later
testified at trial. The odontologists were the key witnesses for
2 Nos. 13-3343, 13-3346 & 13-3347
the prosecution. They testified that bite marks on the victim’sMore...
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United States of America v. Bryan Cellarius

MADISON, WIS. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Bryan Cellarius, 47, Town of Jackson, Wis., has been charged with distributing, receiving, and possessing child pornography in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison. The indictment was returned by the grand jury on April 1 and was unsealed follow... More...   $0 (04-06-2015 - WI)

United States of America v. Joshua Gillespie

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Joshua Gillespie, 24, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 84 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Gillespie pleaded guilty to this offense... More...   $0 (03-24-2015 - WI)

United States of America v. Charles A. Evans and Tiana L. Williams

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Charles A. Evans, 40, and Tiana L. Williams, 24, both of Beloit, Wis., with participating in a conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin from May to September 2014.

The indictment was returned on October 29 by a grand jury sitting in Madiso... More...
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United States of America v. Evan Schmidt

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the arrest of Evan Schmidt, 26, at his home in Madison, Wis., this morning. Schmidt was indicted on December 17 by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison.

Schmidt made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison this morning. He ... More...
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United States of America v. Gregory Porter

MADISON, WI. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the arrest of Gregory Porter, 58, last night at his residence in Rhinelander, Wis. Porter was indicted on December 17 by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison. Porter will make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison today.

T... More...
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United States of America v. Aneudy Benitez-Martinez

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Aneudy Benitez-Martinez, 33, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lynn S. Adelman to 21 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Benitez-Martinez pleaded guilty to these charges... More...   $0 (03-06-2014 - WI)

Mitch Rooni v. Bradley Biser

Deer hunting is serious business in the state of Wisconsin. Although the hunters and the state game wardens may coexist peacefully most of the time, in this case they did not. A dispute erupted between Mitch Rooni, a hunter, and Bradley Biser, a warden employed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and it has now wended its way into federal court. According to

2 No. 13‐1... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Brown

This Fourth Amendment case examines the legality of a traffic stop that started as a possible defective tail light violation, and ultimately resulted in charges of felon in possession of a firearm against Antonio D. Brown.

The Supreme Court reviews whether the Court of Appeals properly concluded that a tail lamp that is 66-percent functional is in "good working order" as required under Wis.... More...
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United State of America v. Mark Balcerowski

Mark Balcerowski, 54, Mayville, Wis., was sentenced today for his role in a long-term investigation into cocaine trafficking in Jefferson County.

Balcerowski was sentenced to three years of probation by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb, who noted that Sobrolske avoided a prison term because his conduct was driven by his own addiction and because he did not financially profit from his in... More...
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United States of America v. Ivy T. Rucker

Following a three-day jury trial, Ivy T. Tucker was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin in violation of

2 No. 12-1281

21 U.S.C. §§ 841 (a)(1) and (b)(1)(A). Tucker was sentenced to 480 months’ imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. On appeal, Tucker argues he was denied a fair trial because of misconduct by the prosecutor... More...
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Tamara Phillips v. Community Insurance Croporation

Tamara Phillips contends that police officers used excessive force in arresting her when they shot her four times in the leg with an SL6 baton launcher after she disregarded their orders to come out of her car. Phillips’s case was tried to a jury, which returned a verdict in the officers’ favor. Phillips appeals, contending that the district court erroneously denied her post-verdict motion for... More...   $0 (04-27-2012 - WI)

Nazir Al-Mujaahid v. City of Milwaukee

¶1 PER CURIAM. Nazir Al-Mujaahid, pro se, appeals from a circuit court order denying his petition for the return of a gun that was seized from the home of a man named Daniel Bonnie Pate.[1] Al-Mujaahid, who alleged that he was the lawful owner of the gun and sought its return pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 968.20 (2009–10), argues that the circuit court erroneously denied his petition.[2] ... More...   $0 (04-10-2012 - WI)

Thomas W. Jandre v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

¶1 SHIRLEY S. ABRAHAMSON, C.J. This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals in a medical malpractice case.[1] The court of appeals affirmed a judgment of the Circuit Court for Fond du Lac County, Robert J. Wirtz, Judge, entered on a jury verdict in favor of Thomas W. Jandre (Jandre) and his wife, Barbara J. Jandre (collectively, the Jandres), against Dr. Therese J. Bullis... More...   $0 (04-17-2012 - WI)

Jesus Gonzalez v. Village of West Milwaukee

Jesus Gonzalez was active in Wisconsin’s “open carry” movement, which advocates for the right to carry unconcealed firearms in public. On two occasions in 2008 and 2009, he openly carried a holstered handgun into retail stores in the Village of West Milwaukee and the City of Chilton, Wisconsin. On each occasion he was arrested for disorderly conduct and his gun was confiscated. He was not pr... More...   $0 (02-02-2012 - WI)

Edith Milstone v. City of Monore, Wisconsin

Edith Milestone was banned from entering the Senior Center in the City of Monroe, Wisconsin, because she repeatedly violated the Center’s Code of Conduct. She sued the City under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claiming that the expulsion violated her free-speech and due-process rights and that the Code is facially unconstitutional. A magistrate judge granted summary judgment for the City. The judge held that... More...   $0 (11-21-2011 - WI)

David Hutchins v. David A. Clarke, Jr.

Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff David Hutchins brought an action for comments made by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke regarding Hutchins’ disciplinary history with the sheriff’s department. The district court granted the plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment, finding that Sheriff Clarke violated (1) Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31-19.39; (2) Wisconsin’s Right... More...   $0 (10-24-2011 - WI)

Shelbey Bomkamp v. Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

Shelbey Bomkamp, a minor, and her parents, Margaret and Douglas Bomkamp, settled their medical malpractice lawsuit against pediatric surgeon Dr. Leonard Go. The circuit court dismissed the Bomkamps’ challenges to the constitutionality of Wis. Stat. § 655.015 (2009-10),[1] which requires the settlement to be paid into a future medical expense account administered by the Wisconsin Injured Patien... More...   $0 (05-18-2011 - WI)

Village of Menomonee Falls v. Jesse Schaefer

Jesse M. Schaefer’s operating privileges were revoked after he failed to request a refusal hearing within the ten-day time limit set forth in Wis. Stat. § 343.305(10). Schaefer requested that the municipal court reopen the proceedings based on excusable neglect. The municipal court denied Schaefer’s request and the circuit court affirmed. Because a revocation order under § 343.305(10) is ... More...   $0 (05-18-2011 - WI)

Tammy W-G. v. Jacob T.

This case comes before us by certification from the court of appeals. Certification was recommended to "resolve the ambiguities and uncertainties regarding the use of Wis. Stat. § 48.415(6) as a ground to terminate parental rights." Tammy W-G. v. Jacob T., No. 2009AP2973, unpublished slip op., at 11 (Wis. Ct. App. Apr. 22, 2010). The certified questions are:

(1) Whether "once a 'substa... More...
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Darnell E. Cole v. Milwaukee Area Technical College District

In February 2009, Plaintiff Darnell E. Cole was terminated from his employment as president of the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendants, Milwaukee Area Technical College District (College) and Milwaukee Area Technical College District Board (Board) pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He later filed an Amended Complaint, also pursuant to § 1983, and al... More...
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Steven Thomas v. Clinton L. Mallett

Steven Thomas sued various paint manufacturers, alleging that childhood exposure to white lead carbonate found in their products caused injury to his brain. A jury returned a verdict in favor of the Manufacturers. Thomas contends he is entitled to a new trial because of flaws in the verdict form, the improper use of peremptory strikes to remove two potential jurors, and the improper admission of... More...   $0 (12-16-2010 - WI)

Chet Cyrus v. Town of Mukwonago

Nickolos Cyrus suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and was known to local police based on past psychotic—but noncriminal—episodes. Early one morning, after being reported missing by his family and while in a delusional state, he wandered into a partially built new home in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, wearing nothing but a bathrobe.

The property owner was present and called the p... More...
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David Hanson v. Dane County, Wisconsin, et al.

By the time the 911 dispatcher in Dane County picked up the phone to receive a call, the connection had been broken. The dispatcher called back; no one answered. Police were alerted, and three officers soon arrived at the house from which the call had been placed. They entered without permission and questioned the four occupants:

David Hanson, his wife Karen, and their daughters Kari (the... More...
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Bradley DeBraska, Sr. v. Quad Graphics, Inc, Milwaukee Magazine and Kurt Chandler

Quad Graphics, Inc., Milwaukee Magazine, and Kurt Chandler (unless otherwise specified, collectively referred to as Quad), appeal from an order denying their motion for judgment on the pleadings.1 Quad filed a petition for leave to appeal the order, which we granted.

¶2 Quad argues that Bradley DeBraska, Sr.’s retraction demand failed to satisfy the conditions precedent to commencing an ... More...
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Phyllis E. Hageny v. Joseph A. Bodensteiner, MD., Physicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin, Inc. and Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

¶1 PETERSON, J. The Estate of Thomas Hageny, and his widow, Phyllis, (collectively, Mrs. Hageny) appeal a judgment dismissing their medical malpractice claims against Dr. Joseph Bodensteiner and related insurers. Mrs. Hageny argues the circuit court erred by deciding as a matter of law not to submit the issue of informed consent to the jury. We disagree and affirm.

Background<... More...
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James Domka v. Portage County, Wisconsin

As a result of James Domka's plea bargain following his third-offense arrest for driving under the influence, his sentence included work-release privileges (known in Wisconsin as "Huber privileges") and the opportunity to serve the majority of his jail time at home under Portage County's Home Detention Program ("HDP"). While under the HDP, Domka registered a positive alcohol reading on a So... More...   $0 (04-26-2008 - WI)

Terrance Jewett v. Officer Dale Anders

Terrance Jewett filed this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Officer Dale Anders, a Milwaukee police officer. He alleges that Officer Anders unlawfully arrested him and used excessive force in effectuating the arrest in violation of the Fourth Amendment, as made applicable to the states by the Fourteenth Amendment. He also alleges that Officer Anders deprived him of liberty without due ... More...   $0 (04-11-2008 - WI)

Robert A. Henry v. Arthur L. Jones and City of Milwaukee

After a local television station aired a videotape that showed Officer Robert Henry shoving an unarmed arrestee in a police station booking room and then pushing him against a wall and onto a desk, then-Milwaukee Police Chief Arthur Jones requested an Internal Affairs Division investigation and ultimately decided to terminate Henry from the Milwaukee Police Department. Henry, a white mal... More...   $0 (11-07-2007 - WI)

St. Francis Hospital v. James Szymczak

James Szymczak appeals the judgment incorporating an order finding him in contempt for his refusal to pay an earlier assessment leveled against him for violating the pleading requirements of Wis. Stat. § 802.05 (2005-06),[1] or, in the alternative, for his failure to appear in court to answer under oath all supplemental deposition questions.[2] The trial court found Szymczak in contempt pursua... More...   $0 (10-23-2007 - WI)

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