“Smith crafts his claim as an isolated event, a freak occurrence that will not be repeated. However, the nature of the event is open to interpretation. An assault by a prison guard could be a by-product of systemic problems, including ...Read More »
“Substantial evidence supports the Board’s conclusion that management coercively interrogated Mr. Steele on August 16. The closed-door meeting was conducted in a manager’s office by Heathcoat and Ireland, two people who had authority to fire Mr. Steele. The two managers ...Read More »
“A direct offset would permit the employer to appropriate a portion of the employee’s own economic-benefits package. Deterrence would be reduced, and the employee would be worse off to boot. U.S. Can therefore is wrong to say that it is ...Read More »
“Bankruptcy panel trustees are, of course, compensated for their services. In addition to a $60 fee paid to the trustee by the government for every bankruptcy case she closes, a panel trustee’s compensation in a given case is based upon ...Read More »
“Although a sexually violent person, committed under Chapter 980, is not a criminal defendant, he or she has the same constitutional rights as a criminal defendant. See Wis. Stat. § 980.05. It therefore follows that an individual committed under Chapter ...
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“We agree with Skidmore that his decision not to present any witnesses or evidence should not have been referred to as a ‘failure’ of any kind on his part. The court’s use of this word in the instruction is problematic ...Read More »
“What we have here is the police following a trail which led, very quickly, to Morrison. … [A] witness saw a black man running from the bank heading toward a parking lot for a neighboring apartment building. They had a ...Read More »