On Point

On Point is sponsored by the Wisconsin State Public Defender. All content is subject to public disclosure. If you have questions about this blog, please email Colleen Ball at ballc@opd.wi.gov or Jefren Olsen at olsenj@opd.wi.gov.

Latest from On Point

State v. Joseph G. Green, 2020AP298-CR, 2/25/21, District 4 (recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) SCOW recently declared parts of §971.14 unconstitutional. See State v. Fitzgerald,  2019 WI 69, 387 Wis. 2d 384, 929 N.W.2d 165 and our post here. The statute allowed the government to administer unwanted antipsychotic medication to a defendant to […]…
S.K. v. S.S., 2020AP277, District 3, 2/26/21 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity (briefs not made available) S.S. (or “Susan,” to use the court’s pseudonym) isn’t entitled to a new TPR grounds trial based on her trial attorney’s failure to object to the admission of testimony she argues was irrelevant “other-acts” evidence. Even if […]…
State v. Timothy D. Wright, 2020AP1578, 2/25/2021, District 4 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity (including briefs) Wright worked at Christmas Mountain. Over the course of a couple of months he allegedly directed several racist and threatening rants at colleagues, including threats to kill some of them. A supervisor eventually called the police, and […]…
State v. Decarlos K. Chambers, 2019AP411-CR, 2021 WI 13, 2/23/21, affirming a per curiam court of appeals opinion,  case activity (including briefs) SCOTUS recently held that when a client expressly asserts that he wants to maintain his innocence, defense counsel cannot override that objective and concede guilt. If counsel does, a structural error occurs, and […]…
On February 24, 2021, the court of appeals ordered publication of the following criminal law related cases: State v. C.G., 2021 WI App 11 (rejecting claim of First Amendment interest in legal name change sought by transgender person) State v. Nhia Lee, 2021 WI App 12 (charges dismissed due to delay in appointing counsel) State […]…
State v. Marshun Dante Jackson, 2019AP2091, 2/17/21, District 3 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs) Jackson pleaded to being part of a conspiracy to commit fraud (passing bad checks) against a bank in Dunn County. Then he was charged in St. Croix county with committing fraud against a bank there (initially this was […]…