Stanford Taylor releases statement on denial of Palmyra-Eagle Area School District’s dissolution order

MADISON — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford Taylor issued the following statement in response to today’s action on the dissolution order of the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District.   “The School District Boundary Appeals Board decided today to deny the proposal to dissolve the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District.   Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction Stanford Taylor releases statement on denial of Palmyra-Eagle Area … Continue reading Stanford Taylor releases statement on denial of Palmyra-Eagle Area School District’s dissolution order

Ohio jurists call for centralized criminal sentencing database to reduce mass inacarceration

Centralized sentencing data would make the administration of justices more fair and transparent. Appellate courts could use the data to ensure that sentences under review are consistent and serve the fundamental purposes of sentencing. Wow! There’s an idea. Read more here.  Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point Ohio jurists call for centralized criminal sentencing database to reduce mass inacarceration Continue reading Ohio jurists call for centralized criminal sentencing database to reduce mass inacarceration

COA reverses order suppressing identification evidence obtained in a lineup

State v. Andre David Nash, 2018AP1595-CR, 1/7/20, District 1 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs). Under Wisconsin law, once a defendant shows that an out-of-court identification procedure is impermissibly suggestive, the State has the burden of demonstrating that the identification was still reliable and should be admitted into evidence. Powell v. State, 86 […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point COA reverses … Continue reading COA reverses order suppressing identification evidence obtained in a lineup

Our Favorite Wisconsin-Made Items to Start the New Year Right

January is a time for new beginnings and fun resolutions! Whether you’re trying to get healthier, take up new hobbies, or just spend more time with your friends and family, we’ve teamed up with Something Special from Wisconsin to share locally made goods, places, and activities to help you make 2020 your best year yet. And let us know your resolutions in the comments below! … Continue reading Our Favorite Wisconsin-Made Items to Start the New Year Right

Supreme Court January 17 public rules hearing agenda

Supreme Court January 17 public rules hearing agenda 2020-01-07 12:44:00 A copy of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Jan. 17, 2020 public rules hearing agenda is available here. Copies of the petitions with additional information and comments can be found on the Pending petitions page. Information about the Supreme Court’s rule-making process can be found here.Link Headlines Source: Wisconsin Court System Supreme Court January 17 public … Continue reading Supreme Court January 17 public rules hearing agenda

Pro se appeal from termination of parental rights fails

State v. A.M., 2019AP475-476, District 1, 1/3/20, (1-judge opinion, ineligible for publication); case activity This is A.M.’s pro se appeal from an order terminating her parental rights to her two children. The briefs are confidential, and the court of appeals states that it had difficulty discerning her arguments.  She appears to have argued that she […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point Pro se … Continue reading Pro se appeal from termination of parental rights fails