Sunday, February 18, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week February 19th-23rd 2018

Supplement to last week:

Supreme Court
- Monthly Statistical Report - January 2018
- Disposition table - January 2018, 2018 WI 14

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:
- Hearing List February 2018
- Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Friday, February 16, 2018

Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 41 – Issue 1

The Thirty-Sixth Annual Federalist Society National Student Symposium on Law and Public Policy 2017, articles posted.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Federalist Society Midwest Regional Conference 2018 @Twitter usernames and hashtags

If you follow #FedSocEvents you know @UChicagoLaw hosts the inaugural Midwest Regional Conference on February 17th. Here's a summary schedule with presenters.


Panel: Issues in Education Law: Vouchers, School Choice, and School Funding Formulas
#EducationLaw

Stephen Kelley @HHHSchool
Nicole Stelle Garnett @NDLaw
Ted Dabrowski @WirePoints ‏


Panel: Issues in Local Law Enforcement: The Role of Judges and Juries in Police Accountability and Controversial Police Tactics
#CriminalLaw

Richard A. Devine @Cozen_OConnor
Craig Futterman @UChicagoLaw
@SujaThomas3 ‏@UIllinoisLaw ‏
@AliciaHilton01
Bryant Jackson-Green @ICJIA_Illinois


Panel: Issues in Employment Law: Right-to-Work, Pensions (specifically the Illinois pension crisis), and Unions
#EmploymentLaw #LaborLaw

Julie A. Roin @UChicagoLaw
Mailee Smith @IllinoisPolicy
Patrick Wright @MackinacCenter ‏
Chuck Wolf @UChicagoLaw


Keynote Address: @ProfHenderson @UChicagoLaw

Marquette Law Review, Volume 101, Issue 1 (2017) Fall 2017

Available here.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week February 12th-16th 2018

Supplement to last week:

- Supreme Court Digest, and Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer, Marquette University Law School
- Lawyer Discipline, summaries by the Office of Lawyer Regulation
Wisconsin Lawyer - February 2018

- Supreme Court hopefuls present ideologies at forum, Wisconsin Law Journal
- Supreme Court Candidate Forum, Milwaukee Bar Association - Milwaukee, audio/video, WisconsinEye
- Wisconsin Supreme Court Feb. 5 Candidate Forum, by Dan Wilson

Advice for Prospective Lawyers, by Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber Swanson Mares Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, president of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer - February 2018

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases, Wisconsin Court System

- Protecting Free Speech and Independence: Voluntary Recusal, by Rick Esenberg, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee
- Fear of Favor: Judicial Elections and Campaign Finance Law, by Brendan Fischer, Campaign Legal Center, Washington D.C., and Nick Harken, McCoy Leavitt Laskey LLC, Waukesha
Wisconsin Lawyer - February 2018

- Board Adopts Policy on Dues Rebate Amount, Supports Pro Hac Vice Exemption, WisBar News
- Bar revises Keller reduction, records access policies, by Erika Strebel, 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 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:
- Hearing List January 2018
- Latest slip opinions

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Scholar's Dilemma

Chad M. Oldfather, Marquette University Law School, Marquette Law Review forthcoming, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 18-01, available for download at SSRN.

Abstract:

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week February 5th-9th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Court of Appeals Published Orders - January 2018

“Women and the Wisconsin Supreme Court”: An Update through 2016-17, 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 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:
- Hearing List January 2018
- Latest slip opinions

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

Friday, February 2, 2018

A Handy "Cf." or Two for Citation Studies

Ross E. Davies, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, in Opening Remarks in the Journal of Law, Volume 7, Number 1 (2017)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

State Court Docket Watch 2017

This issue includes:
"Mayo v. Wisconsin Injured Patients & Families Compensation Fund: Wisconsin Court of Appeals Strikes Down Noneconomic Damages Cap" by Andrew C. Cook – pg. 11
and
Thomas C. Kamenick on Milewski v. Town of Dover - pg. 19

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week January 29th-February 2nd 2018

Supplement to last week:

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Stake Out Positions During Milwaukee Forum, MacIver News Service, YouTube

Trump court pick Michael Brennan faces Senate Judiciary Committee, by Bruce Vielmetti, 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 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:
- Hearing List January 2018
- Latest slip opinions

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Constitutions as Basic Structure

Neil K. Komesar, University of Wisconsin Law School, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1435.
Abstract

"How a constitution works is determined as much – likely much more – by the bottom-up forces of the dynamics of participation than by the explicit top-down design contained on the pages of a constitution. The formal institutional design of the original US Constitution has changed over time largely in a more open and democratic direction. But changes in the dynamics of participation are even more profound and likely have a greater role in determining the real constitutional structure of the United States. The direction of these changes is not so clearly democratic. My main purpose is to establish an analytical framework to pinpoint the determinants of constitutional structure and understand the dynamics of that structure. Constitutions like all law and public policy are about substance, but, especially for constitutions, substance must manifest primarily in issues of structure. To show why, the first section explores the advantages and disadvantages of confederation and contrasts the protection of slavery with another example of constitutional substance, the Bill of Rights. The second section confronts the profound questions surrounding the interaction between institutional design and the bottom-up forces of political participation including an examination of the choices made by the Framers of the US Constitution and the evolution of the US constitutional structure over time. The last section examines the limited and diminishing role of the courts and constitutional judicial review in the US constitutional structure and in constitutional structures in general."
Available for download at SSRN.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week January 22nd-26th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Court of Appeals Published Orders - December 2017

Supreme Court
- Monthly Statistical Report - December 2017;
- Disposition table - December 2017, 2018 WI 5;
- McNally v. Capital Cartage Inc. 015AP2627 oral argument audio/video, WisconsinEye;
- Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Toran 2016AP112-D oral argument audio/video, WisconsinEye;
Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases, Wisconsin Court System

Annual Check of the Supreme Court’s Docket, 2017-18, by Alan Ball, Marquette Uniersity, SCOWstats

Meet Your State Bar President-elect Candidates: Jill Kastner and Randall Nash, Inside Track

Supreme Court appoints new Clerk of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates spar over 'rule of law' comments by Patrick Marley, 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 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)

  • January 16th (Agenda) (a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


2017 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, by Chief Justice John Roberts

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

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

Friday, January 19, 2018

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Forum January 22nd 2018

With Justice Michael Gableman not seeking a second term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court a contested election has been set up for 2018 to fill this seat. The Federalist Society, committed to raising the profile of judicial elections and increasing voter knowledge of their options in those elections, proudly invites you to attend our candidate forum on Monday, January 22 in Milwaukee. This candidate forum will provide the candidates with the opportunity to discuss their judicial philosophies and their views of the role of the Supreme Court in our system of government.

All three candidates have been invited and we have the confirmed participation of Judge Michael Screnock and Judge Rebecca Dallet. [Update: we are told that Attorney Tim Burns has now also confirmed that he will participate.] Professor Ryan Owens of the University of Wisconsin - Madison will serve as moderator.

The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Avenue, in downtown Milwaukee.

     Schedule
4:30-5:30 PM Drinks & Hors d'oeuvres
5:30-7:00 PM Candidate Forum

There is no charge to attend but registration is required.

Sponsored by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and Madison Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Journal of In-Chambers Practice, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2017)

"(complete issue here)"

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week January 15th-19th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1981-1982, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Supreme Court oral argument (Calendar and Case Synopses)
- Talley v. Mustafa No. 2015AP2356
- Shugarts v. Mohr No. 2015AP2356
- Golden Sands Dairy LLC v. Town of Saratoga No. 2015AP1258
- Cintas Corp. No. 2 v. Becker Property Services LLC No. 2015AP2457
- State v. McAlister No. 2014AP2561
WisconsinEye audio/video

Monthly Statistical Report - December 2017, Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Judicial Council meets January 19th

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 oral argument scheduled for


2017 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, by Chief Justice John Roberts

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

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

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week January 8th-12th 2018

Supplement to last week:

Attorneys Rate State Circuit Court Judges in Wisconsin Judicial Performance Database, by Bonnie Shucha, WisBlawg, University of Wisconsin Law School Library

Eschewing tradition, Supreme Court candidate Burns openly shares political views, from The Capitol Report, Bridgetower Media Newswires, Wisconsin Law Journal

With candidate field set, state Supreme Court race ramps up, by Mark Sommerhauser, Wisconsin State Journal

- Supreme Court Digest and Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel D. Blinka and Prof. Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School
- Lawyer Discipline, Office of Lawyer Regulation
- Unacceptable Behavior: Sexual Abuse and Harassment of Women, by Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber Swanson Mares Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, president of the State Bar of Wisconsin
- The Need for Speed: Commercial Court Open for Business, by Michael Aprahamian, Circuit Court Judge, Waukesha County
Wisconsin Lawyer - January 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 conferences on pending petitions for review are

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 January 2018
- Latest slip opinions

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

Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 Green Bag Almanac & Reader

"This year’s 'Almanac Excerpts' consists of more than mere excerpts – it is the entire 'Ethereal Version' of the 2017 Green Bag Almanac & Reader! Download it here."

Monday, January 1, 2018

Wisconsin appellate court week January 2nd-5th 2018

Supplement to last week:

December 2017 Published Orders, Wisconsin Court of Appeals

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 December 2017
- Latest slip opinions

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

Monday, December 25, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week December 26th-29th 2017

Supplement to last week:

State Bar of Wisconsin Announces Candidates for President-Elect, Secretary and Judicial Council, Press Release

Comparing Wisconsin’s Supreme Court with the Courts of Other States: Felony Appeals, Part 2, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

In the matter to amend SCRs 32.001, 32.02, and 32.04 (Continuing Education for Wisconsin Judiciary), No. 17-11, 2017 WI 109

Outcomes for Publicly-Funded and Private Defense Attorneys, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases, 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 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 December 2017
- Latest slip opinions

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

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week December 18th-22nd 2017

Supplement to last week:

State Bar Supports Legislation to Assist Rural Lawyers with Student Loans, Rotunda Report

Candidates Named for President-elect, Secretary, and Judicial Council, 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 include those scheduled for hearing or conference

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.


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

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