Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions 2018

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Sonja C. Davig Huesmann
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001603-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. David W. Schiltz
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 2018AP000497-D
Daniel R. Hausserman v. BBE
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 2018AP000644-BA
DeWitt v. Ferries  
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001765

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the conclusion of the circuit court that Appellants’ one-acre parcel of property met the statutory requirements for the transfer of a cemetery to...

State v. Braunschweig  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001261-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court’s judgment of conviction of Defendant for operating while intoxicated (OWI) as a second offense, holding, among other things, th...

Midwest Neurosciences Associates, LLC v. Great Lakes Neurosurgical Associates, LLC  
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000601

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the circuit court’s role in determining the proper forum of dispute resolution when a subsequent contract, if enforceable, does not contain an arbitration clause that is present in an initial contract. The...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Daniel Parks
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000085-D
State v. Reed  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001609-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the denial of Defendant’s motion to suppress and remanded the cause to the circuit court with instructions to suppress the challenged evidence and...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Gerald P. Boyle
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP000512-D
State v. Pinder  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP000208-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Defendant’s motion to suppress and convicting Defendant of burglary and possession of burglarious tools, holding that a search warrant issued for the p...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Jason C. Gonzalez
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002148-D
SECURA Insurance v. Lyme St. Croix Forest Company, LLC  
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000299

Justia Opinion Summary: In this insurance dispute, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court’s interlocutory order that determined that the fire at issue constituted multiple occurrences instead...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Thomas R. Napierala
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001274-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Brian P. Mularski
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 2008AP000085-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michele A. Tjader
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP000411-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Ryan P. Thompson
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP002473-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Adam J. Wiensch
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 2018AP001185-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Thad W. Jelinske
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001897-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michael P. Erhard
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001275-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Stephanie C. Stoltman
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 2018AP000810-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. James Eric Goldmann
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2018AP000474-D
Milwaukee Police Ass’n v. City of Milwaukee  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002375

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Milwaukee’s 2013 amendment to its charter ordinance that reduced the right of each individual employee-member of the Employee Retirement System (ERS) to vote for three employees of his or her choice to serve...

State v. Kerr  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002455-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court erred in granting Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence discovered during a search incident to arrest on the basis that “‘judicial integrity’ was vital enough to justify exclusion of evidence when the...

McAdams v. Marquette University  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001240

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court may question a university’s decision to suspend a tenured faculty member and must not defer to the university’s procedure for suspending and dismissing tenured faculty members. Marquette University sus...

State v. Mitchell  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP000304-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant voluntarily consented to a blood draw by his conduct of driving on Wisconsin’s roads and drinking to a point evidencing probable cause of intoxication and forfeited the statutory opportunity under Wis. Stat. 34...

State v. Dalton  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002483-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant’s judgment of conviction and sentence and upholding the circuit court’s order denying his postconviction motion, holding that Defendant...

State v. Monahan  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 2014AP002187-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, holding that the erroneous...

Cintas Corp. No. 2 v. Becker Property Services LLC  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002457

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether a contract executed by Becker Property Services LLC and Cintas Corporation No. 2 containing indemnification and choice-of-law provisions entitled Cintas to indemnification for damages caused by its o...

Mayo v. Wisconsin Injured Patients & Families Compensation Fund  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2014AP002812

Justia Opinion Summary: In this challenge to the legislatively-enacted cap of $750,000 on noneconomic damages for victims of medical malpractice set forth in Wis. Stat. 893.55, the Supreme Court held that section 893.55 is facially constitution...

Porter v. State  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001599

Justia Opinion Summary: Wis. Stat. 157.067(2) and 445.12(6) (the anti-combination laws), which prohibit the joint ownership or operation of a cemetery and a funeral home, do not violate the equal protection or due process clauses of the Wiscons...

Koschkee v. Evers  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP002278-OA

Justia Opinion Summary: A majority of the Supreme Court held that the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Evers, may select his own lawyer to represent him in an action in which he has been sued in his official capacity, thus rejecting P...

Tetra Tech EC, Inc. v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue  
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002019

Justia Opinion Summary: The term “processing” in Wis. Stat. 77.52(2)(a)11. includes the separation of river segment into its component parts. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue imposed a tax on Petitioners pursuant to section 77.52(2)(a)11. f...

Wisconsin Bell, Inc. v. Labor & Industry Review Commission  
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000355

Justia Opinion Summary: The Labor and Industry Review Commission’s version of the “inference method” of finding discriminatory intent is inconsistent with Wis. Stat. 111.322(1) because it excuses the employee from his burden of proving discrimi...

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development v. Wisconsin Labor & Industry Review Commission  
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001365

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over unemployment compensation benefits, the Supreme Court held that the plain language of Wis. Stat. 108.04(5)(e) allows an employer to adopt its own absenteeism policy that differs from the policy set f...

State v. Langlois  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001409-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant’s conviction of homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon and denying Defendant’s postconviction motions. Post-conviction, D...

State v. Scott  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002017-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court ordering Defendant to be involuntarily medicated to competency for purposes of participating in postconviction proceedings. Several years after being convicted o...

Adams Outdoor Advertising Limited Partnership v. City of Madison  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000537

Justia Opinion Summary: A right to visibility of private property from a public road is not a cognizable right giving rise to a protected property interest. Adams Outdoor Advertising Limited Partnership brought a takings claim against the City...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Suzanne E. Kitto
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001887-D
State v. Pico  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001799-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reinstating Defendant’s conviction for sexually assaulting a young girl after the circuit court set the conviction aside on the grounds that Defend...

State v. Cox  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001745-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: 2013 Wis. Act 20 (Act 20) eliminated a circuit court’s discretion to waive imposition of the $250 DNA analysis surcharge for felony convictions. Before the legislature adopted Act 20, the relevant statute said that the...

Wisconsin Judicial Commission v. Honorable Frank M. Calvert  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001735-J

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court ordered that the Honorable Frank M. Calvert be suspended from the office of circuit court commissioner without compensation and prohibited from exercising any of the powers or duties of a circuit court...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Sarah Clemment
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001933-D
Voters with Facts v. City of Eau Claire  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001858

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case arising out of the approval of a redevelopment project in the City of Eau Claire, which relied in part on funds derived from two tax incremental districts (TIDs), the Supreme Court affirmed in part and rever...

State v. Delap  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002196-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Applying the teachings of Payton v. New York, 445 U.S. 473 (1980), the Supreme Court held that the law enforcement officers in this case lawfully entered Defendant’s residence to execute two valid warrants for Defendant’...

Golden Sands Dairy LLC v. Town of Saratoga  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001258

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the Building Permit Rule (Rule) extended to land identified in a building permit application as part of a project upon which no actual construction was planned. Golden Sands Diary, LLC obtained a bu...

Forshee v. Neuschwander  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001608

Justia Opinion Summary: The short-term rentals of Defendants’ property did not constitute “commercial activity” under the restrictive covenant that encumbered its property. Defendants purchased property in a subdivision and began renting it to...

Winebow, Inc. v. Capitol-Husting Co., Inc.  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001595-CQ

Justia Opinion Summary: A wine grantor-dealer relationship is not included within the definition of a dealership in Wis. Stat. 135.02(3)(b). The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit certified to the Supreme Court the question...

State v. Williams  
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000883-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals holding that the mandatory $250 DNA surcharge the circuit court ordered Defendant to pay violated the Ex Post Facto Clauses of the Wisconsin and United Stat...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. James M. Schoenecker
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 2011AP000048-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. James M. Schoenecker
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP000275-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michael D. Mandelman
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 2003AP003348-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michael D. Mandelman
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 2004AP002633-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michael D. Mandelman
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 2007AP002653-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michael D. Mandelman
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 2011AP000584-D
Federal National Mortgage Ass’n v. Thompson  
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001496

Justia Opinion Summary: When a foreclosure action brought on a borrower’s default on a note has been dismissed with prejudice, and the lender has not validly accelerated payment of the amount due under the note, claim preclusion does not bar th...

Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. v. Burial Sites Preservation Board
Date: May 22, 2018
Docket Number: 2014AP002498
Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. v. State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Date: May 22, 2018
Docket Numbers: 2015AP001844, 2015AP001632
State v. Sanders  
Date: May 18, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002328-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Circuit courts possess statutory competency to proceed in criminal matters when the adult defendant was charged for conduct he committed before his tenth birthday. Defendant was charged with four counts of criminal misc...

State v. Muldrow  
Date: May 18, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000740-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The intent-effects test is the proper test used to determine whether a sanction is “punishment” such that due process requires a defendant be informed of it before entering a plea of guilty. In the instant case, the ci...

State v. Sholar  
Date: May 18, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000897-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the circuit court ruling that Defendant’s trial counsel’s failure to object to an exhibit sent to the jury during deliberations const...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michael R. Bauer
Date: May 16, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001259-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Philip M. Kleinsmith
Date: May 16, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP002540-D
Springer v. Nohl Electric Products Corp.  
Date: May 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP000829

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the rule that the company that purchases the assets of another is not responsible for the latter’s liabilities and the rule’s common-law exception when the parties use the transaction to fraudulently escape...

Talley v. Mustafa  
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002356

Justia Opinion Summary: The business-owners liability insurance policy in this case did not provide coverage for a negligent supervision claim arising out of an alleged employee’s intentional act of physically punching a customer in the face....

McNally v. Capital Cartage, Inc.  
Date: May 10, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002627

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court’s determination that real estate broker Mark McNally was entitled to a commission pursuant to a listing contract between the par...

Thoma v. Village of Slinger  
Date: May 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: 2016AP002528, 2015AP001970

Justia Opinion Summary: The classification of real property for tax purposes is based on the actual use of the property, and an injunction prohibiting agricultural use of a residentially-zoned property, which is based on a restrictive covenant,...

State v. Jones  
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002665

Justia Opinion Summary: In finding Appellant to be a sexually violent person under Wis. Stat. 980.02(1)(a) the circuit court did not erroneously exercise its discretion when it admitted expert testimony based on the results of the Minnesota Sex...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Amie Trupke
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001465-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Holly Lynn Fulkerson
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP002529-D
State v. Hager  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP000330

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the proper interpretation of Wis. Stat. 980.09(2), as amended by 2013 Wis. Act 84, which establishes the discharge procedure for a person civilly committed as a sexually violent person pursuant to Wis. Stat....

State v. Howard Carter
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001311
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Brandon Buchanan
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001899-D
Winnebago County v. J.M.  
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000619

Justia Opinion Summary: In this commitment-extension proceeding the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court’s order denying J.M.’s motion for post-disposition relief in which J.M. claimed ineffect...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Daniel J. Rostollan
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001890-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Linda L. Gray
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001273-D
State v. McAlister  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 2014AP002561

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court did not abuse its discretion when it denied Defendant’s motion for a new trial without an evidentiary hearing. Defendant was convicted of attempted armed robbery, armed robbery, and possession of a fir...

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. v. Wuensch  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP000175

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this foreclosure case was whether presentment by a party’s attorney of an original, wet-ink note endorsed in blank is admissible into evidence and enforceable against the borrower without further proof that t...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Barry S. Wagner
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP002427-D
State v. Bell  
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: 2015AP002668-CR, 2015AP002667-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the trial court’s decision rejecting Defendant’s motion to vacate his judgments of conviction and requesting a new trial, holding that Defendant w...

State v. Grandberry  
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000173-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for carrying a concealed and dangerous weapon, in violation of the Concealed Carry Statute, Wis. Stat. 941.23(2). In convicting Defendant, the trial court rejected Defe...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Karene S. Marchan
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002436-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Richard W. Steffes
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001910-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. James Toran
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000112-D
Shugarts v. Mohr  
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000983

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment to Plaintiffs’ underinsured motorist (UIM) carrier, Allstate Property and Casualty Co. (Allstate), h...

CED Properties, LLC v. City of Oshkosh  
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000474

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the City of Oshkosh in this action challenging the special assessment imposed by the Cit...

State ex rel. Department of Natural Resources v. Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV  
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001980-W

Justia Opinion Summary: The DNR appealed the circuit court’s decision restoring contested Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit conditions that the DNR had rejected. The DNR selected District II as the appellate venue....

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Patrick Michael Cooper
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2005AP002744-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Patrick M. Cooper
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2012AP002334-D
OLR v. Wendy Alison Nora
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 2013AP000653-D
Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Stafsholt  
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001586

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court applied the proper standard of law to the facts of record when it concluded that Nationstar Mortgage LLC acted in bad faith and then awarded attorney fees to Robert Stafsholt. Further, Nationstar may co...

Horizon Bank, National Ass’n v. Marshalls Point Retreat LLC  
Date: March 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000832

Justia Opinion Summary: Wis. Stat. 846.165 does not require a circuit court to make a determination of a guaranty credit at the time a foreclosure sale is confirmed. Further, when an action for foreclosure against a mortgagor and an action for...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Richard W. Voss
Date: March 1, 2018
Docket Number: 2012AP000931-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Richard W. Voss
Date: March 1, 2018
Docket Number: 2014AP002086-D
Wisconsin Ass’n of State Prosecutors v. Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission  
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002224

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court’s declaration that the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) exceeded its authority under Wis. Stat. ch. 111 in promu...

State v. Hendricks  
Date: February 20, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002429-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The lower courts properly denied Defendant’s motion to withdraw the guilty plea he entered to one count of child enticement because the plea colloquy comported with both Wis. Stat. 971.08 and State v. Bangert, 389 N.W.2d...

State v. Bartelt  
Date: February 20, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002506-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was at which point in time Defendant was considered “in custody” for purposes of Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966). The circuit court denied Defendant’s motion to suppress incriminating statements made t...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. George W. Curtis, Jr.
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001567-D
Westmas v. Selective Insurance Co. of South Carolina  
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001039

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs sued Creekside Tree Service, Inc. and its insurer, Selective Insurance Company of South Carolina, after Plaintiffs’ wife and mother was killed when a tree branch cut by Creekside fell on her while she was walk...

Madison Teachers, Inc. v. Scott  
Date: February 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002214

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the public interest that elections remain free from voter intimidation and coercion in this certification election was sufficient to outweigh the public interest in favor of openness of public record...

State v. Dorsey  
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP000648-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal from Defendant’s judgments of conviction for three crimes related to his domestic violence toward his then-girlfriend, the Supreme Court held (1) the recently amended language in Wis. Stat. 904.04(2)(b)1 a...

Movrich v. Lobermeier  
Date: January 23, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP000583

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court’s judgment entered in favor of Plaintiffs regarding their asserted right to install a pier and to a...

Manitowoc Co. v. Lanning  
Date: January 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP001530

Justia Opinion Summary: Although Wis. Stat. 103.465 explicitly refers to a covenant not to compete, the plain meaning of the statute is not limited to covenant in which an employee agrees not to compete with a former employer. Plaintiff impose...

State v. Arberry  
Date: January 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000866-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: A defendant may not seek expunction after sentence is imposed where both the language of Wis. Stat. 973.015 and State v. Matasek, 846 N.W.2d 811, require that the determination regarding expunction be made at the sentenc...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michael Leslie Cummings
Date: January 19, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001255-D
Metropolitan Associates v. City of Milwaukee  
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000021

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the court of appeals erred in concluding that the City of Milwaukee complied with Wis. Stat. 70.32(1) in its tax assessment of property owned by Metropolitan Associates. Also on appeal, Metropolitan...

State v. Smith  
Date: January 9, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP000756-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: When an officer conducts a valid traffic stop, part of that stop includes checking identification, even where the reasonable suspicion forming the basis for the stop has dissipated. The Supreme Court in this case affir...

State v. Washington  
Date: January 9, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP000238-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case requiring the Supreme Court to interpret and apply Wis. Stat. 971.04(1) and (3), the Supreme Court held (1) section 971.04(3) did not apply to the facts of this case because it does not place any limitation...

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