Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Law and Social Movements: Reimagining the Progressive Canon

Scott L. Cummings at Wisconsin Law Review.
"This Article examines the “progressive legal canon”—iconic legal campaigns to advance progressive causes—and explores the implications of canon construction and critique for the study of lawyers and social movements. Looking backward, it reflects on why specific cases, like Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade, have become fundamental to progressive understandings of the role that lawyers play in social movements and how those cases have come to stand for a set of warnings about lawyer and court overreach. It then explores what might be gained from constructing a contemporary progressive legal canon and under what criteria one would select cases for inclusion. A core contribution of the Article is to synthesize examples of significant contemporary campaigns that respond to original canon concerns and complicate notions of lawyering in current movements of social import around labor, the War on Terror, LGBT rights, immigrant rights, and racial justice."

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week July 16th-20th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Op-Ed: Don’t shut down access to court records, by Mark Belling

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week July 9th-13th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Court of Appeals June 2018 Published Orders, Wisconsin Court System

Crowd-Sourcing Invitation, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report - June 2018, Wisconsin Court System

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

Next conferences on pending petitions for review are

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week July 2nd-6th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Justices considering how records law applies to courts, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Note from the Chair: A Year of Growth and Progress, by Colin Good, Hawks Quindel S.C., Madison, Public Interest Law Section Blog, State Bar of Wisconsin

Supreme Court Urges Legislature to Act on SPD Rate, Raises Pay for Court-Appointments, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week June 25th-29th 2018

Supplement to last week:

State Bar Board Adopts Policy Positions on Disparate and Mass Incarceration, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

The Centennial: Christopher Rogers Lays Out Priorities for State Bar Presidency, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

Was court right to close rules conferences? by Gary L. Wickert, Matthiesen Wickert & Lehrer S.C., Hartford, and April Rockstead Barker, Schott Bublitz & Engel s.c., Waukesha, Wisconsin Law Journal

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints have no argument scheduled.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week June 18th-22nd 2018

Supplement to last week:

Court of Appeals Published Orders - May 2018, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court Disposition table - May 2018, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1978-1979, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

- Supreme Court Digest and Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel D. Blinka and Prof. Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee
- Lawyer Discipline, Office of Lawyer Regulation
- Maintaining the Rule of Law, by Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber Swanson Mares Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, president, State Bar of Wisconsin
- A House Divided, by Larry J. Martin, executive director, State Bar of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Lawyer - June 2018

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints have no argument scheduled.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 41 – Issue 3

This latest issue is now available.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week June 11th-15th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Wisconsin Supreme Court
- Monthly Statistical Report, May 2018
- Opinions Disposition table. May 2018
Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Judicial Council next meeting June 15, 2018, Wisconsin State Law Library

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints have no argument scheduled.

Next conferences on pending petitions for review are

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week June 4th-8th 2018

Upcoming Federalist Society events

June 5th Christopher Scalia 'Remembering the Life & Ideas of Justice Antonin Scalia' at Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (details and registration)

Supplement to last week:

Shirley Abrahamson won't seek another term, setting up race for Wisconsin high court seat, by Patrick Marley and Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints have no argument scheduled.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Monday, May 28, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week May 28th-June 1st 2018

Upcoming Federalist Society events

June 5th Christopher Scalia 'Remembering the Life & Ideas of Justice Antonin Scalia' at Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (details and registration)

Supplement to last week:

How Justices Vote in Termination of Parental Rights Cases, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints have no argument scheduled.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List April 2018
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Christopher Scalia 'Remembering the Life & Ideas of Justice Antonin Scalia' June 5th 2018

Christopher Scalia will speak on 'Remembering the Life & Ideas of Justice Antonin Scalia' at a Noon luncheon Tuesday, June 5th, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

Mr. Scalia is Co-Editor, with Edward Whelan, of Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived.

The cost to attend, for those who reserve by Tuesday, May 29th, is $20 ($15 for students, teachers, judges and other government employees, clergy, and employees of nonprofits). After May 29th the cost to attend is $25. Reservations may be made at EventBrite with credit card payment.

Seating is limited. Refunds cannot be given to those who reserve but do not attend.

Presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter.

#FedSocEvents

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week May 21st-25th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Koschkee v. Evers, Supreme Court Oral Argument, WisconsinEye audio/video

Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks volunteers for committees and boards, Wisconsin Court System

Petition to Amend SCR 81.02, Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Conference, WisconsinEye audio/video

Wisconsin Supreme Court Raises Lawyer Pay for Court Appointments, Takes No Action on SPD Rate, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints have no argument scheduled.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List April 2018
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Friday, May 18, 2018

Interpreting the Constitution Based on Modern Fads Is a Mistake

Ryan J. Owens, a political science professor at UW-Madison, a faculty affiliate at the University of Wisconsin School of Law, and the Acting Director of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, with an op-ed in The Weekly Standard.
"When the Framers crafted the Constitution, they included a provision in the Sixth Amendment that guaranteed criminal defendants the right to a trial by jury. At that time—and hundreds of years prior in common law—a 'jury' meant a panel of 12 people. Yet, in Williams [v. Florida, 399 U.S. 78 (1970)], the Court turned its back on legal history and allowed states to empanel juries of only six. In a sweeping comment that disrespected our constitutional forebears’ sacrifices, the Court declared that a jury of 12 was nothing other than 'a historical accident, unnecessary to effect the purposes of the jury system and wholly without significance except to mystics.' An interpretation based on what the text of the Constitution meant when drafted would not have produced this liberty-swallowing decision."

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week May 14th-18th 2018

Supplement to the last two weeks:

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report-April 2018, Wisconsin Court System

- Supreme Court Digest and
- Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel D. Blinka, professor of law, and Thomas J. Hammer, law professor and Director of Clinical Education, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee
-Lawyer Discipline, by the Office of Lawyer Regulation
Wisconsin Lawyer - May 2018,

Your Involvement Improves the Legal Profession, by Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber Swanso, Mare, Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, president of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer - May 2018

Make Connections: Join a Section, by Larry J. Martin, executive director for the State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer - May 2018, May 8, 2018

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1979-1980, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Milwaukee lawyer Michael Brennan confirmed for U.S. Court of Appeals, ending long vacancy amid bitter partisan dispute, by Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession: Dana Tippin Cutler Has a Way Forward, Inside Track, State Bar of Wisconsin

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List April 2018
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Monday, May 7, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week May 7th-11th 2018

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Next conferences on pending petitions for review are

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List April 2018
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Podcast: Scalia and Garner on Appellate Advocacy

Ten years ago, in the ABA Journal.
"In March, the ABA Journal’s Richard Brust sat down with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in the Supreme Court’s Lawyers’ Lounge—joined by Bryan A. Garner via teleconference—to talk about writing and oral argument."

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Inaugural Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, May 4th 2018

Join the Milwaukee and Madison Lawyers Chapters of the Federalist Society for the Inaugural Wisconsin Chapters Conference on May 4, 2018 at the Monona Terrace in Madison.

Register online:

  • $10 - Active Student Members (Must be logged in)
  • $50 - Active Members, Judges, Government Employees (Must be logged in)
  • $80 - Non-Members
  • Prices will increase on May 2, 2018.
This program has been approved for 2 Judicial Education Credits.
This program has been approved for 5 General WI CLE Credits.

Schedule

Registration
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks, Robert Driscoll, Milwaukee Chapter President, The Federalist Society
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

First Amendment Controversies: Free Speech and Religious Liberty
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Rick Esenberg, Founder, President, and General Counsel for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty
  • Jordan Lorence, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Lester Pines, Senior Partner, Pines Bach
  • Howard Schweber, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Misha Tseytlin, Solicitor General, State of Wisconsin (Moderator)

Lunch
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Hon. Brad D. Schimel, Wisconsin Attorney General

State and Federal Judicial Selection
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Katie Ignatowski, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
  • Ryan Owens, Professor of Political Science; Affiliated Faculty, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network
  • Andrew Hitt, Chairman, Governor’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee (Moderator)

New Federalism
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Hon. Stephen Markman, Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Joseph Ranney, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School & Shareholder, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
  • Hon. Jeffrey Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Hon. Brian K. Hagedorn, Wisconsin Court of Appeals (Moderator)

Reception
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


For information on other events, see our Calendar.

Wisconsin appellate court week April 30th-May 4th 2018

Supplement to last two weeks

Supreme Court oral argument:
- State v. Langlois 2016AP1409-CR
- Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. v Burial Sites Preservation Board 2014AP2498
- Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. v. State Historical Society of Wisconsin 2015AP1632 and 2015AP1844
WisconsinEye audio/video

The Path to a Diverse Bench: Wisconsin Lags Behind, Judges Weigh In, by Joe Forward, Inside Track

Supreme Court oral argument:
- Mayo v. Wisconsin Inured Patients and Families Compensation Fund 2014AP2812
- McAdams v. Marquette University 2017AP1240
WisconsinEye audio/video

Longtime Justice Abrahamson misses court for medical tests, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Votes by Individual Justices in First Amendment Cases, by Alan Ball, Marquette University

Judicial Council has new email, address, by Erika Strebel, Wisconsin Law Journal

Court of Appeals Orders of Published Opinions - April 2018, Wisconsin Court System

State Bar Board Adopts Budget, Hears E-filing and Private Bar SPD Rate Updates, WisBar News

State Bar President-elect Post Goes to Jill Kastner, WisBar News

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Next conferences on pending petitions for review are

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List April 2018
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Monday, April 23, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week April 23rd-27th 2018

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints have no argument scheduled. Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List April 2018
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Friday, April 20, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

April 20th Thomas Lee on 'Judging Ordinary Meaning'; May 4th Wisconsin Chapters Conference

Our Chapter's upcoming events:

April 20th Associate Chief Justice Thomas Lee, Utah Supreme Court, "Judging Ordinary Meaning: Interpretation in the Age of Information", at Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (details and registration) - Early registration rate extended through Thursday, April 19th.

May 4th Inaugural Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference, Milwaukee and Madison Lawyers Chapters, in Madison (details and registration)

For additional events, see our Calendar.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week April 16th-20th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report - March 2018, and Petition Disposition table - March 2018, Wisconsin Court System

Dissolution of sixth judicial administrative district, Supreme Court Order, No. 18-01, 2018 WI 33

State v. Kerr, 2016AP2455-CR, Supreme Court oral argument, WisconsinEye audio/video

Supreme Court Digest and Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Thomas J. Hammer and Prof. Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lawyer - April 2018

Building Community, Your State Bar column by Larry J. Martin, executive director, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer - April 2018

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2017/2018 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.


U.S. Supreme Court, 2017 Term:
- Hearing List April 2018
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders