Merging change of placement hearing into jury trial on grounds for TPR is okay

State v. T.S.W., 2019AP450-451, District 1, 10/22/19 (1-judge opinion, ineligible for publication); case activity The trial court failed to hold a hearing on T.S.W.’s motion for change of physical placement of her child, J.C., before the jury trial on the grounds phase of her TPR. She argued that this violated her right to due process because […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point Merging change … Continue reading Merging change of placement hearing into jury trial on grounds for TPR is okay

SCOW to review extension of traffic stop case where Judge Reilly invoked Dred Scott

State v. Courtney C. Brown, 2017AP774, petition for review granted 10/15/19 case activity (including links to briefs) Issues (petition for review) Whether police unlawfully extended a noncriminal traffic stop beyond its initial purpose? As explained in our post on the court of appeals’ decision, an officer stopped Brown’s car, noticed he wasn’t wearing a seat belt, […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point SCOW to … Continue reading SCOW to review extension of traffic stop case where Judge Reilly invoked Dred Scott

Freud’s Last Days in Vienna as Nazis Approached

The personal papers of Sigmund Freud at the Library of Congress have been digitized and are available online  Included on the Library’s website for streaming are 11 home movies of Freud made between 1928 and 1939. Margaret McAleer, a historical specialist of modern America in the Library’s Manuscript Division, oversees the Library’s more than 100 collections documenting the history of psychoanalysis. Here, she writes about Freud’s … Continue reading Freud’s Last Days in Vienna as Nazis Approached

Crowdsourcing Challenge: The Man Who Recorded the World

This is a guest post by Todd Harvey and Melanie Zeck of the American Folklife Center.  Page 18 of Alan Lomax’s “composition book” containing notes from June 22 through July 30, 1942.  Muddy Waters – 29. (Head of the house) Farms 16 acres.Been knowing Son House since ’29. Learned how toplay with bottle neck from him by watching him forabout a year – followed after … Continue reading Crowdsourcing Challenge: The Man Who Recorded the World

May courts presume a person is competent to agree to commitment for treatment if a doctor opines that he isn’t?

Dane County v. N.W., 2019AP48, 8/29/29, District 4 (1-judge opinion, ineligible for publication); case activity N.W. entered a written stipulation to extend his Chapter 51 involuntary mental commitment. On appeal he argued that due process required the circuit court to conduct a colloquy to determine whether he knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily agreed to the extension […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point May courts … Continue reading May courts presume a person is competent to agree to commitment for treatment if a doctor opines that he isn’t?

The 4th Amendment in SCOW: It’s not dead yet!

SCOWstats has been tracking how Wisconsin Supreme Court justices vote in 4th Amendment cases for years. Its last update was in 2017 when Justice Gableman was still on the court and Justices R.G. Bradley and Kelly had recently joined. Today SCOWstats posted another update through the end of the 2019 term, which included Justice Dallet. Surprise! […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point The 4th … Continue reading The 4th Amendment in SCOW: It’s not dead yet!

WEDC, industry leaders recognize statewide economic contributions of Wisconsin’s paper manufacturers

Events in four communities highlight public-private partnerships, new opportunities MADISON, WI. August 5, 2019–Officials from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) visited three paper plants and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point today to draw attention to the release of a new report showing the importance of the paper industry to the state’s economy. Drawing on national industry data, the study by the Wisconsin Institute for … Continue reading WEDC, industry leaders recognize statewide economic contributions of Wisconsin’s paper manufacturers

Pic of the Week: Junior Fellows Edition

Anthony Lowe of the University of Maryland, a Junior Fellow at the Center for the Book, explaining his work during this week’s display. The Library’s 2019 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program showed off their most significant findings and research this week in a display that is the annual highlight of the 10-week program. This year, 40 graduate and undergraduate students worked across the Library’s divisions on … Continue reading Pic of the Week: Junior Fellows Edition

SCOW’s stats for the 2018-2019 term

SCOW watchers may be interested in SCOWstats’ 3 new posts on the 2018-2019 term.  The justices issued fewer fractured opinions, fewer separate opinions, and shorter opinions. With all of these efficiencies you might guess that they decided more cases. But the number of decisions actually dropped this term. Also, the data reveals the impact of […] Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point SCOW’s stats … Continue reading SCOW’s stats for the 2018-2019 term