Nos. 99-2441, 00-0454.

263 Wis.2d 113 (2003)

2003 WI 86

665 N.W.2d 729

IN RE the COMMITMENT OF Harris D. BYERS: STATE of Wisconsin, Petitioner-Respondent, v. Harris D. BYERS, Respondent-Appellant-Petitioner.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided July 3, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the respondent-appellant-petitioner there were briefs by Jack E. Schairer and Jefren E. Olsen, assistant state public defenders, and oral argument by Jefren E. Olsen.

For the petitioner-respondent there was a brief and oral argument by Kevin C. Greene, Brown County Assistant District Attorney.


The petitioner, Harris Byers, seeks review of a decision of the court of appeals1 affirming a judgment and order committing him pursuant to Wis. Stat. Chapter 980 (1997-98) to a secure mental health facility as a sexually violent person.2 Byers asserts that a district attorney lacks authority to file a Chapter 980 petition unless the...

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