Sunday, January 22, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week January 23rd-27th 2017

Fantasy League Competition is Underway, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

Minutes of the Meeting December 16, 2016, Wisconsin Judicial Council



Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to any
as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument February 15th, 17th and 28th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is February 13th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference February 16th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for January 31st and March 20th.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Proposed Changes to Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure: Comment by Feb. 15, Inside Track


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Friday, January 20, 2017

Decline in Membership

Your State Bar column by George C. Brown, its executive director, in this month's Wisconsin Lawyer.
"For the first time since the Wisconsin Supreme Court created the mandatory bar association in 1957, the State Bar of Wisconsin is projected to lose membership during the 2017-2018 fiscal year (FY18), which runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018."

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hamilton’s Legal Writing Lessons

Stephanie L. Melnick, Melnick & Melnick S.C., Mequon, at this month's Wisconsin Lawyer.
"Hamilton was a talented and a prolific writer, drafting powerful and important political works – including 51 of the 85 Federalist Papers – while managing a legal practice. According to Ron Chernow, who wrote the biography Alexander Hamilton on which the musical is based, 'Words were [Hamilton’s] chief weapons... .'"

Monday, January 16, 2017

John Baker, 'The Electoral College: Scrap It, Change It, or Leave It Alone?' January 19, 2017

John S. Baker, Jr., Ph.D., will speak on 'The Electoral College: Scrap It, Change It, or Leave It Alone?' at a Noon luncheon Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

Our speaker is Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, and Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University Law Center. He is a frequent contributor to and participant in Federalist Society publications and events, including our chapter's February 23, 2012 and March 24, 2010 events.

The cost to attend, for those who reserve by January 17th, is $20 ($15 for students, teachers, judges and other government employees, clergy, and employees of nonprofits). After that date, the cost is $25. Reservations may be made in any of the following ways:

  • Visit EventBrite and make your reservation with credit card payment.
  • E-mail with payment at the door.
Seating is limited. Refunds cannot be given to those who reserve but do not attend.

Presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week January 16th-20th 2017

Supreme Court Digest, and Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel D. Blinka and Prof. Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lawyer

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 13 new cases, Wisconsin Court System

Lawyer Discipline, Office of Lawyer Regulation, Wisconsin Lawyer

Justice Abrahamson and Bill Tyroler on Amicus Briefs, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

Notice of Wisconsin Supreme Court Orders, Offic[i]al Notices, Wisconsin Lawyer



Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to any
as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument January 17th and 19th, (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and February 15th, 17th and 28th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is February 13th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference February 16th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for January 31st.



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

Proposed Changes to Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure: Comment by Feb. 15, Inside Track


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week January 9th-13th 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler Running Unopposed: Lack Of Opponent Means Conservatives Will Retain 5-2 Majority On The Court, by Shawn Johnson, Wisconsin Public Radio

January case of the month, State v. Ozuna, 2015AP1877-CR



Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to any
as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument January 11th, 17th and 19th, (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and February 15th, 17th and 28th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is January 9th followed by February 13th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference January 12th (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available; WisconsinEye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and February 16th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for January 31st.



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

Proposed Changes to Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure: Comment by Feb. 15, Inside Track


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Don’t replace Constitution with judges

Rick Esenberg at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"The [Federalist] society has done much to advance 'originalism' — the idea that the Constitution should be read to mean what those who adopted it would have understood it to mean."

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week January 2nd-6th 2017

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to any
as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument January 11th, 17th and 19th, (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and February 15th, 17th and 28th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is January 9th followed by February 13th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing scheduled for hearing or conference January 12th (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;) and February 16th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for January 31st.



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


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week December 26th-30th 2016

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to any
as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument January 11th, 17th and 19th, see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; and February 15th, 17th and 28th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is January 9th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing scheduled for hearing or conference January 12th and February 16th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for January 31st.



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


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Micro-Symposium: Richard Posner's 'What is Obviously Wrong with the Federal Judiciary'

at The Green Bag,
"After Richard Posner gave the Green Bag’s readers a double dose of 'What Is Obviously Wrong With the Federal Judiciary,' [Part I; Part II] we invited them to comment on his comments on the courts. So did he: 'What I would most like to see would be criticism of the criticisms that I have made of the federal judiciary, and of the American legal culture more broadly, in this two-part article and at much greater length in Divergent Paths (and earlier books and articles). The Bluebook must have its defenders – let them defend their precious tome from me. And so must the awful legal jargon found in so many judicial opinions, and their verbosity; the superfluous headings and subheadings; the silly flourishes; the paeans to the adversary system; the pattern jury instructions; the standards of review; the dread of the italicized period; the spittoons behind the Supreme Court’s bench. The list goes on and on... But no; it seems I am to remain a voice crying in the wilderness. Pretty depressing. This micro-symposium should inspire in Posner both a new cheeriness and more of the same old depression.'"

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week December 19th-23rd 2016

Top 9 Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions, by Lisa M. Lawless, Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lawyer - December 2016

Lawyer Discipline, Office of Lawyer Regulation, Wisconsin Lawyer - December 2016

Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel D. Blinka and Prof. Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lawyer - December 2016

Top 9 Recent Wisconsin Federal Court Decisions, by Michael B. Brennan, Gass Weber Mullins LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lawyer - December 2016

Seasonal Decor at the State Law Library, Library Highlights, Wisconsin State Law Library

Scott Walker ties himself to the Federalist Society, by Molly Beck, Wisconsin State Journal



Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to any
as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument January 11th, 17th and 19th and February 15th, 17th and 28th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is January 9th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing scheduled for hearing or conference January 12th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for January 31st.



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


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week December 12th-16th 2016

Prosser Candid About Court Dysfunction, by Jerry Bader, RightWisconsin

The Third Branch, fall 2016, quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin Court System



Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to any
as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument January 11th, 17th and 19th and February 15th, 17th and 28th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is December 12th followed by January 9th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing scheduled for hearing or conference January 12th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for December 14th and January 31st.



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


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week December 5th-9th 2016

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to any
as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument January 11th, 17th and 19th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is December 12th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing scheduled for hearing or conference January 12th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for December 14th and January 31st.



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


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week November 28th-December 2nd 2016

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to any
as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument December 2nd (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and January 11th, 17th and 19th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is December 12th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing scheduled for hearing or conference January 12th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for December 14th and January 31st.



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


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Marquette Law Review centennial

J. Gordon Hylton posted,
'In December of 1916, Volume 1, Issue # 1 of the Marquette Law Review rolled off the presses. ...'

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Why You Won’t Get Your Day in [Regular] Court

Jed S. Rakoff, a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, includes this among the reasons, at The New York Review of Books.
"But a less-noticed example that actually affects many more average citizens is Congress’s increasing delegation of judicial powers and responsibilities to administrative agencies. Without any obvious support from the Constitution, these agencies, which are branches of the executive, then create their own internal courts, with procedures that bear little resemblance to those found in the judiciary. Furthermore, these administrative courts are run by judges who are selected by, paid by, and subject to review by the administrative agencies themselves. Yet Congress, often at the behest of the president, has given increasing powers to these courts, whose independent status is often doubtful.

"For example, the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 greatly expanded the powers of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s administrative courts, including their power to impose severe monetary penalties on individuals. The SEC in turn has increasingly brought more of its important such cases in its administrative courts, where, not surprisingly, its rate of success is considerably greater than its success rate in federal courts. Thus, in the years between 2010 and 2015, the SEC won 90 percent of its cases in its administrative courts, compared with 67 percent of its cases in federal court.

"For its part, the Supreme Court has greatly limited its effective review of these administrative courts. In particular, the Court’s 1984 decision in Chevron USA v. Natural Resources Defense Council, which severely limited the scope of judicial review of administrative regulations, has been extended to similarly limit judicial review of the decisions of administrative judges in any case where the administrative agency has itself affirmed the decision of its administrative court, which it almost always does. The overall effect, once again, is to deprive ordinary people of meaningful access to regular courts."

Monday, November 21, 2016

Jacqueline (Jacci) Dee, R.I.P.

We have learned of the death of a long-time member of our Federalist Society chapter, Jacqueline (Jacci) Dee. Details of funeral plans are included in her Obituary.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week November 21st-25th 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases, Wisconsin Court System

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary, Wisconsin Court System

State of the Judiciary: Chief Justice Pushing for Judicial Pay Increases, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

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

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument December 2nd and January 11th, 17th and 19th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is December 12th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

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

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for November 22nd and December 14th.



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


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week November 14th-18th, 2016

Comparing the Supreme Courts of Wisconsin and its Four Neighbors -- And Massachusetts, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

Court of Appeals Digest, by Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School, and Lawyer Discipline, Wisconsin Lawyer - November 2016

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

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument December 2nd and January 11th, 17th and 19th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 14th, followed by December 12th.
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Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

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

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for November 22nd and December 14th.



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


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week November 7th-11th 2016

Chief Judge Randy R. Koschnick selected as next director of state courts, Wisconsin Court System

2016 Wisconsin State Capitol Ornament "is a replica design of the most prominent features of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room", Wisconsin Historical Society Store (via Wisconsin Court System

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

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument November 9th, and 10th (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and December 2nd and January 11th, 17th and 19th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 14th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing November 7th (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for November 22nd.



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

Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Changes and Opportunity for Comment by November 7, 2016


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week October 31st-November 4th 2016

Relentless: A hard-driving pioneer, Justice Shirley Abrahamson inspires both admiration and resentment, by Katelyn Ferral, The Capital Times

Walker appoints Milwaukee judge to appeals court, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Following the Law: Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley is out to prove that voters got it right, by Sunny Schubert, Wisconsin Interest

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

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument November 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 10th (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and December 2nd.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 14th.

Here are links to final Orders on Supreme Court Rules petitions.

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing November 7th (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available; WisconsinEye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;)

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.



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

Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Changes and Opportunity for Comment by November 7, 2016


Wisconsin Judicial Council: