Monday, April 12, 2010

Supreme Court arguments April 13, 2010

9:45 a.m. State v. Dearborn (2007AP1894-CR) review of the Court of Appeals decision, 2008 WI App 131, 758 N.W.2d 463, on the issues:
Was the defendant denied his right to a unanimous jury verdict due to an instruction defining proof of one element as assault or resistance or obstruction of a conservation warden?

Was a search of the defendant’s locked vehicle after he was arrested, handcuffed, and secured in the back of a squad car constitutionally unreasonable?
Synopis at Supreme Court accepts seven new cases.


10:45 a.m. State v. Robinson (2008AP266-CR) review of the Court of Appeals decision, 2009 WI App 97, 770 N.W.2d 721, on the issues:
Did the court of appeals’ decision expand Wisconsin’s good faith exception to the exclusionary rule?

Is a commitment order a warrant for the purpose of a lawful arrest?

Is reliance on an anonymous tip sufficient to enter and arrest a subject at the home of a third party?
Synopis at Supreme Court accepts seven new cases.


1:30 p.m. State v. Littlejohn (2007AP900-CR) review of the Court of Appeals decision, 2008 WI App 45, 747 N.W.2d 712, on the issues:
Did the warrantless search of the defendant’s car, after he had parked and locked it and begun walking to his residence and was then arrested, handcuffed, and secured in a police car for the offense of operating with a revoked driver’s license, violate the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution?

Did the warrantless search of the defendant’s automobile violate Article I, § 11 of the Wisconsin Constitution?
Synopis at Supreme Court accepts seven new cases.