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Wisc. Sup. Ct. Guts Padilla: César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In two cases released the same day, the Wisconsin Supreme Court made it much more difficult for migrants to demand the effective assistance of counsel that the Sixth Amendment entitles them and all defendants in criminal prosecutions to receive... Read More

Wisconsin Sup. Ct. on Court Advisals: State v. Valadez
Posted on 29 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State v. Valadez, Jan. 28, 2016 - "Ms. Valadez has fulfilled the statutory requirements for withdrawing her pleas. The circuit court failed to give the warning required by Wis. Stat. § 971.08(1)(c) and Ms. Valadez's guilty pleas are "likely"... Read More

Wisc. FMLA Protects Undocumented Worker: Burlington Graphic Systems
Posted on 24 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Burlington argues that an employer cannot violate the Wisconsin FMLA by discharging an undocumented worker as that worker has no right to employment in the first instance and federal immigration law mandates the discharge. We disagree. Federal immigration... Read More

Wisconsin SC on Padilla, IAC - Wisc. v. Ortiz-Mondragon; Wisc. v. Shata
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We conclude that Ortiz-Mondragon is not entitled to withdraw his no-contest plea to substantial battery because he did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel. Specifically, his trial counsel did not perform deficiently. Because federal immigration... Read More