Friday, July 25, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Fri July 25th 2014

Milwaukee Chapter events: August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Civil Rights

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's "'Diversity' Plan Involves Grading By Race And Ethnicity"... really? by Ann Althouse, Madison

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Impending Deadline for Participation in SEC MCDC Program, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee

Raising Money? Don’t Forget About the Tax Credits, by Nic Herdrich, Emerging Company Exchange, Foley & Lardner LLP

Criminal Law & Procedure

State high court approves police window knock, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on County of Grant v. Vogt, 2014 WI 76 (2012AP001812)

Rule prohibiting collateral attacks on prior judicial orders applies to administrative orders, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Hershberger, 2013AP1502-CR

New trial in the interest of justice required because false testimony clouded the crucial issue of credibility, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Bolstad, 2013AP2139

Mother did not establish fair and just reason to withdraw consent to TPR, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Green County DHS v. Ericka L.R., 2014AP1106

OWI law change poses problem for prosecutors, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on 2013 Wisconsin Act 224

Free Speech & Election Law

John Doe probe perceptions vs. reality, by Bill Lueders, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Wisconsin Law Journal

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Nominate a Solo/Small Firm Lawyer for the John Lederer Service Award – Deadline Aug. 15, Inside Track

Scan Globally, Reinvent Locally: Can We Overcome the Barriers to Using the Horizontal Learning Method in Law and Development? by David M. Trubek, University of Wisconsin Law School, and Hosei Ronshu, Nagoya University, Journal of Law and Politics, No. 258, 2014, Forthcoming, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1270, Social Science Research Network

Religious Liberties

Are Catholic Bishops Seeking a Religious Preference or Religious Freedom? by Ivan E. Bodensteiner, Valparaiso University, Marquette Law Review

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thur July 24th 2014

Milwaukee Chapter events: August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Wisconsin Releases Enrollment Numbers—Over 165,000 Wisconsinites Enrolled in Coverage, Wisconsin Officr of the Commissioner of Insurance

Criminal Law & Procedure

Supreme Court: Police Traffic Stop Based on Questionable Tail Light was Illegal, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, and
SCOW: Stop and search of car based on officer’s misunderstanding of tail lamp statute violates 4th Amendment, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender,
on State v. Brown, 2014 WI 69 (2011AP2907-CR)

SCOW: Denial of defendant’s right to testify is subject to harmless error analysis, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Nelson, 2014 WI 70 (2012AP2140-CR)

Raw milk farmer loses appeal, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Hershberger, 2013AP1502-CR

Trial court properly extended Chapter 51 commitment; subject will pose danger to herself and others if commitment ends, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Kenosha County v. Vermetrias W., 2014AP861-FT

Open discovery takes away element of surprise, by Eric Heisig, Court Gestures, Wisconsin Law Journal

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Same Sex Marriage, Asian Carp, Cold Beer and a Judge Posner Interview, by Gabriella Khorasanee, 7th Circuit News and Information Blog

Financial Services & E-Commerce

What Wisconsin Lenders Should Know About Construction Liens, by David I. Cisar, Anne E. Wal, Lauren A. Triebenbach, Christopher J. Schreiber, and Roy E. Wagner, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee

Intellectual Property

Functional Signs and Decanters of Wine: How Trade Dress Protection Unconstitutionally Extends Expired Design Patent, comment by Tyler Jackson, Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

Litigation

July 31st 2014 Meeting, Legislative Council Study Committee on Transfer of Structured Settlement Payments

Misleading Discovery Response Results in New Trial, by Natasha Saggar Sheth, Litigation News

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Welcome to the Summer Youth Institute, by Melissa L. Greipp, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Budget Tight? Apply for a Scholarship to the October Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference, Deadline is Sept. 12, Inside Track

Know when to ask for help with OLR complaints, On Ethics column by Nate Cade, Wisconsin Law Journal

Status of lawyer disciplinary matters - Pending disciplinary complaints, Office of Lawyer Regulation

Professor Emeritus James E. Jones inducted into Lincoln University Hall of Fame, University of Wisconsin Law School News

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Wed July 23rd 2014

Milwaukee Chapter events: Today summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

July 23, 2014 Meeting, Legislative Council Steering Committee for Personal Property Tax

Criminal Law & Procedure

SCOW: Trial court’s erroneous dismissal of NGI defense was harmless, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Magett, 2014 WI 67 (2010AP1639-CR)

Court: UW protester’s injunction must be refined, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on Board of Regents - UW System v. Decker, 2014 WI 68 (2011AP2902)

Offender commitment can proceed without conviction, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Spaeth, 2014 WI 71 (2012AP2170)

Totality of circumstances showed officer had reasonable suspicion to stop driver for OWI, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Rosendahl, 2014AP349-CR

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Court Fight Continues Over Ban on Gay Marriage in Wisconsin, Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse

Financial Services & E-Commerce

CFPB Proposes Public Disclosure of Consumer Complaint Narratives, by Timothy S. Crisp, CFSL Bulletin, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison

Free Speech & Election Law

Democrats ask Walker to drop gay marriage lawsuit, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Labor & Employment Law

Take Care to Avoid Reverse Discrimination Claims, by Thomas C. Pence, Labor & Employment Law Perspectives, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Litigation

The 3% Discount and Other Oddities, President’s Message by Arthur P. Simpson, Simpson & Deardorff S.C., Milwaukee, WDC Journal, Summer 2014

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

The Business Plan: A Roadmap to Starting and Building a Law Practice, by Joe Forward, Inside Track

Telecommunications & Electronic Media

Bill ensures emails, photos won’t die with you, by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

The Canadian Anti-Spam Law: What You Should Know, by Ariane C. Strombom, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Tue July 22nd 2014

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Governor Lifts Moratorium on Historic Preservation Tax Credit, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

How to Become a Director of the Year, by Steven R. Barth, Manufacturing Industry Advisor, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Criminal Law & Procedure

Court upholds warrantless search of briefcase, despite owner's question about warrant, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on State v. Wantland, 2014 WI 58 (2011AP3007-CR)

SCOW: Reversal of predicate sexually violent offense doesn’t require dismissal of pending ch. 980 petition, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Spaeth, 2014 WI 71 (2012AP2170)

Court upholds conviction for elderly slaying, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Roalson, 2013AP1693-CR

Appeal tossed in fire that killed 3 boys, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Wand, 2014AP933-CRNM

Counsel was ineffective for failing to properly advise defendant about deportation consequences of plea, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Shata, 2013AP1437-CR

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Seventh Circuit finds Indiana’s Marriage Solemnization Statute Unconstitutional, by Nathaniel Jordan, DRI Blog

Intellectual Property

More Changes in Delaware: Judge Stark Revises Patent Case Procedures, by Stephanie A. Quick, IP Litigation Current, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Limelight v. Akamai: Limiting Induced Infringement, by Michael A. Carrier, Rutgers School of Law, WLR Online, on Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2111 (2014)

Labor & Employment Law

"It's Electric!" Recent Legislation Amplifies Licensure Requirements for Electricians and Provides Exemptions for Routine Maintenance Work, by Mark E. Schmidt, Roy E. Wagner and Louis E. Wahl, IV, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee

NLRB Fallout From President's Unconstitutional Recess Appointments Continues, by Ryan N. Parsons, Labor & Employment Law Perspectives, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Telecommunications & Electronic Media

2014 Broadband Planning Symposium and PSC Broadband Grants, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Mon July 21st 2014

Sorry for the delay in publishing this issue. -ed.

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

WEDC Moratorium on Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program Partially Lifted, by Richard W. Donner, Milwaukee, and Joseph D. Shumow, Madison, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

Look to regulatory, not antitrust, solution for college sports, by Matthew Mitten, Marquette University, and Stephen Ross, Penn State University, Sports Business Daily (via Marquette Law School News)

Civil Rights

Protecting Transgender Students: Application of Title IX to Gender Identity or Expression and the Constitutional Right to Gender Autonomy, by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss, Professor of Law and Society, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society

Criminal Law & Procedure

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Reversal of Murder Conviction, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on State v. Myrick, 2014 WI 55 (2012AP2513-CR)

SCOW uses “harmless error” to dodge further anaylsis of statute barring use of PBT tests in OWI-related trials, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Rocha-Mayo, 2014 WI 57 (2011AP2548-CR)

SCOW: Penalty provisions covering OWI 7th and above require imposition of a bifurcated sentence, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Williams, 2014 WI 64 (2011AP2868-CR)

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Does the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Limiting EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Authority Reopen the Door to Federal Common Law Litigation? by Cynthia Stroman, DRI Blog

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Court to hear gay marriage arguments Aug. 13, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Indian Nations Law Update - July 2014, by Brian L. Pierson, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee

Financial Services & E-Commerce

The Volcker Rule – The Conformance Period is Approaching, by Michelle L. Dama and Joseph D. Brydges, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

The Conundrum of Long-Term Care Insurance, by John Bannen, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee

New Wisconsin Trust Code Now in Effect, Melli Law S.C, Madison

Intellectual Property

Wisconsin Assembly Approves Patent Troll Bill, Boyle Frederickson S.C., Milwaukee

Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Is Knocking At My Door...What Do I Do? by Geoffrey S. Trotier, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee

Litigation

Advance eSheet July 7-11, 2014, Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Not so fast, SCOTUS, Wisconsin Law Journal, on SCOTUS Servo

Religious Liberties

More misinformation on Hobby Lobby, by Rick Esenberg, Shark and Shepherd, Milwaukee

Wisconsin appellate court week July 21-25, 2014

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

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases include those scheduled for oral argument September 4th, 9th, 10th, 12th and 23rd, and October 1st, 2nd and 7th.

Supreme Court pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference September 22nd and 29th.

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.

Executive Committee Takes Up Keller Dues Evaluation on Sept. 5

Inside Track reported,
"the State Bar Executive Committee will perform its annual Keller dues reduction evaluation for Fiscal Year 16 (July 2015 - June 2016). The Executive Committee announces the date of the meeting in case members may wish to attend."

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Fri July 18th

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

After The Freak-Out Over Facebook's Emotion Manipulation Study, What Happens Now? by Kashmir Hill, Forbes (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Criminal Law & Procedure

Alleged evidentiary errors don’t require new TPR trial, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Dane County DHS v. Mable K., 2014AP398 & 2014AP399

Environmental Law & Property Rights

As rail moves frac sand across Wisconsin landscape, new conflicts emerge, by Taylor Chase, Wisconsin Watch

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Judge says motion to lift gay marriage stay moot, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Free Speech & Election Law

Anything But Mickey Mouse: Legal Issues in the 2012 Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall, by Steven M. Biskupic, Biskupic & Jacobs S.C., Mequon, Marquette Law Review

State judge allows GAB to black out response to Doe suit, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The place of secrecy within "Wisconsin's Tradition of Clean and Open Government." by Ann Althouse, Madison

Labor & Employment Law

Federal Contractor Section 503 and VEVRAA Compliance Solution, by Carmen N. Couden, Milwaukee, Daniel A. Kaplan, Madison, Jeffrey S. Kopp, Detroit, and Mark J. Neuberger, Miami, Foley & Lardner LLP

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

An interview with Judge Richard A. Posner, by Joel Cohen, ABA Journal

Recognition and Volition: Remembering the Retirement of Justice Gabriel Duvall, Opening Remarks by Ross E. Davies, Journal of Law

Religious Liberties

Two Things You Must Know About the Hobby Lobby Decision, by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thur July 17th

Milwaukee Chapter events: Today Jeremy Rabkin (more); July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Wisconsin elections board can keep records secret, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, and
AG opinion means accountability board’s John Doe secrets are safe — for now, by M.D. Kittle, Wisconsin Reporter,
on Access to Investigative Records of the Government Accountability Board (OAG-03-14)

July 24, 2014 Meeting, Legislative Council Study Committee on the Review of Wisconsin Technical College System Funding and Governance

Criminal Law & Procedure

SCOW: State can’t use defendant’s incriminating statements made as part of on-going, State-initiated, plea negotiations, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Myrick, 2014 WI 55 (2012AP2513-CR)

Supreme Court Upholds New Law: Hearsay Okay at Preliminary Hearings, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on State v. O’Brien, 2014 WI 54 (2012AP1769-CR, 2012AP1770-CR, and 2012AP1863-CR) and 2011 Wisconsin Act 285

On Cruelty, by Judith Butler, review of The Death Penalty: Vol. I, by Jacques Derrida, translated by Peggy Kamuf, London Review of Books

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Chicken Restaurant Case Serves Up A Bucket of Sound Contract Principles for Commercial Leases, by Chris A. Jenny, Madison, William R. West, Milwaukee, and Megan L.W. Jerabek, Madison, von Briesen & Roper S.C., on Tufail v. Midwest Hospitality LLC, 2013 WI 62 (2011AP1451)

Changes in Property Condition Reports and Vacant Land Disclosure Reports, by Nancy Leary Haggerty, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Wisconsin court: Hunters can train dogs on wolves, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies Inc. v. Stepp, 2013AP902

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Wisconsin appeals ruling allowing gay marriages, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

It's Not a Federal Question: 7th Circuit Sends Case Involving Affordable Care Act Funds Back to State Court, by Eric G. Pearson, Wisconsin Appellate Law, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Financial Institutions Should Tread Cautiously — Whistleblower Protections Remain Plentiful and Strong, by James Kaplan, Chicago, and Judith Williams-Killackey, Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady LLP

Free Speech & Election Law

More John Doe Docs Released, Blagojovich's Appeal and Wheaton College, by Gabriella Khorasanee, 7th Circuit News and Information Blog

Intellectual Property

Patent Club Convergence Among Nations, article by Daniel Benoliel, Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

Labor & Employment Law

US Supreme Court Review: Lane v. Franks, by Paul M. Secunda, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Supreme Court Rejects "Presumption of Prudence" in Employer Stock Drop Cases, by Todd G. Smith, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Madison, on Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer (USSC 12-751)

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Extending FMLA Benefits to Same-Sex Partners, by Colin Good, Hawks Quindel S.C., Madison

Religious Liberties

As a Practical Matter, What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Hobby Lobby Case Mean to You? More Likely Than Not, Not Much, by Michael Mishlove, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, Milwaukee

Telecommunications & Electronic Media

Technology at the Court: Riley and Aereo, by Joel Graczyk, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Wed July 16th

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 17th Jeremy Rabkin (more); July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

July 23, 2014 Meeting, Legislative Council Study Committee on the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) Programs

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Facilities Siting: The Right Considerations Lead to the Right Choice, by Douglas S. Buck, Madison, and Michael W. Hatch, Milwaukee, Foley & Lardner LLP

Criminal Law & Procedure

Supreme Court upholds law allowing hearsay at preliminary exams in criminal cases, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and
SCOW rejects all constitutional challenges to new preliminary hearing hearsay rule, and rejects challenge to limitations on defense right to call and cross-examine witnesses at preliminary hearings, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender,
on State v. O’Brien, 2014 WI 54 (2012AP1769-CR, 2012AP1770-CR, and 2012AP1863-CR) and 2011 Wisconsin Act 285

Environmental Law & Property Rights

August 2014 - Book Reviews, review of EU Law and the Development of a Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy Policy: Opportunities and Shortcomings, by Bram Delvaux, Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Judge won’t speed up gay marriage stay decision, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Free Speech & Election Law

Judge orders probe documents unsealed, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Intellectual Property

Limelight v. Akamai: Limiting Induced Infringement, by Michael A. Carrier, Rutgers School of Law, WLR Online, on Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2111 (2014)

Labor & Employment Law

Department of Labor Proposes Expanding FMLA for Same-Sex Spouses, by Marian Zapata-Rossa, Phoenix, and Mike Fischer, Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady LLP

Litigation

Bifurcation in the Wake of Comcast, by Gerald L. Maatman Jr., Chicago, and Gina R. Merrill, New York, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Risk Monitor

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Those Pesky Clients- Part Deux, by Steve Crislip, DRI Blog

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Tue July 15th

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 17th Jeremy Rabkin (more); July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

The First Clue to the IRS’ Position and the Tax Court’s Thoughts on Material Participation of a Trust for the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax, by Joseph Maier, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee, on Aragona Trust v. Comm’r., 142 T.C. 9 (2014)

Exclusion Checks: Verifying That Employees and Vendors Are Not Excluded Providers, by Robert J. Heath, with John Kramp, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Regulatory Update: Municipal Advisor Rules Go into Effect on July 1, 2014, by Alexander P. Fraser and Anthony C. Marino, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Criminal Law & Procedure

Judge’s factual findings weren’t clearly erroneous, despite officer’s equivocal testimony, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on City of Antigo v. Karlson, 2013AP2627

Drinking Hazards in Wisconsin, Carousel Bayrd interviews Julia Sherman, Coordinator of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project, WORT, Madison (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

June 25, 2014 Meeting, Legislative Council Study Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, Alternatives, and Diversions

Free Speech & Election Law

Why Sen. Ron Johnson Is Suing Over Obamacare, by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin

Labor & Employment Law

Fight for Rightful Wages, Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse

Litigation

Holding a Plaintiff to His or Her Burden: Guidance from a recent Fourth Circuit opinion for challenging a whistleblower’s prima facie case, by B. Tyler Brooks and Meredith E. Woods, Millberg Gordon Stewart PLLC, Raliegh, DRI Featured Article

My Business Received a Negative Review: What Do I Do? by Andrew J. Clarkowski and Katie Shaw, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Milwaukee lawyer reprimanded for relationship with client he later married, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Ruppelt, 2014 WI 53 (2012AP2341-D)

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? by Tom Feher, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, DRI Blog

Religious Liberties

Supreme Court Strikes Contraceptive Mandate for Certain Closely Held Corporations, by Marla Anderson, Chicago, and John Barlament, Alyssa Dowse, and Robert Rothacker, Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady LLP

Monday, July 14, 2014

Healthy Wisconsin plan

Former State Senator Joe Leean explained a proposed single-payer plan for Wisconsin in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 15, 2007.

Wisconsin Federalinks Mon July 14th

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 17th Jeremy Rabkin (more); July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Justices’ final thoughts on pro se rule reveal concerns, by Eric Heisig, Court Gestures, Wisconsin Law Journal, on Amendment to Supreme Court Rule 60.04 (13-14)

Civil Rights

Approaching LGBTQ Students’ Ability to Access LGBTQ Websites In Public Schools From a First Amendment and Public Policy Perspective, by Jacob Colling, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Planning with LLCs under the New Florida Limited Liability Company Act, by Elizabeth Nowakowski and Joseph Masterson, Milwaukee, and Laura Holm and David Slenn, Naples, Florida, Quarles & Brady LLP

Buy-Sell Agreement: An Absolute Necessity, by Timothy D. Fenner, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison

Criminal Law & Procedure

Failing to appear at TPR grounds hearing justified default judgment, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Rickey V., 2014AP334

Children need shields from adult courts, On the Defensive column by Anthony Cotton, Wisconsin Law Journal

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Counting Quorums, Letter to Jimmy Y T MA, Counsel to the Legislature, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, from Seth Barrett Tillman, Social Science Research Network

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Court of Appeals Sides with Bank in Online Hacking Case, by John T. Reichert and James A. Sheriff, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee, on Choice Escrow and Land Title LLC v. BancorpSouth Bank (8th Cir., 13-1879)

Labor & Employment Law

Most Recent Final ACA Rules Address 90-Day Waiting Period: Getting Your 'Orientation', by Bryan T. Symes, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Eau Claire

Minimum Wage Issue Spreading to the Private Sector, by Robert W. Mulcahy and Carlos R. Pastrana, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Minnesota Employers' New Obligations Under the Women's Economic Security Act, by Judith Williams-Killackey and Pamela Ploor, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee

Unionizing Domestic Workers?: Harris v. Quinn Decided, with Samuel R. Bagenstos and Andrew Grossman, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Litigation

Advance eSheet June 30-July 3, 2014, Wisconsin Defense Counsel

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—July 15, by Ed Whelan, Bench Memos, National Review Online, includes Thomas v. Mallett, 2005 WI 129 (2003AP1528)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Pending Complaints, Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation

Messenger - Summer 2014, Milwaukee Bar Association

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wisconsin appellate court week July 14-18, 2014

Supreme Court Accepts 12 New Cases, Including No Compete and Expunction Cases, WisBar News

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

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases include those scheduled for oral argument September 4th, 9th, 10th, 12th and 23rd, and October 1st, 2nd and 7th.

Supreme Court pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference September 22nd and 29th.

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Fri July 11th

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 17th Jeremy Rabkin (more); July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Is Administrative Law Unlawful? with Philip A. Hamburger and Adam J. White, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Criminal Law & Procedure

Comments posted on police department’s Facebook page weren’t “fighting words”, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Smith, 2013AP2516-CR

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Why Sen. Johnson is right, by Rick Esenberg, Shark and Shepherd

Intellectual Property

Likelihood of Destruction - Restructuring the Trademark Dilution by Blurring Factors in the Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006, comment by Derek A. Hawkins, Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

Labor & Employment Law

Unionizing Domestic Workers?: Harris v. Quinn Decided, with Samuel R. Bagenstos and Andrew Grossman, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Litigation

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—July 14, by Ed Whelan, Bench Memos, National Review Online, includes Ferdon v. Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund, 2005 WI 125 (2003AP988)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

The Lawyers were Here, by Sue Reisinger, Corporate Counsel

The Docket - July 2014, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association

Religious Liberties

Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakley: HHS Mandate and Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones, with Richard W. Garnett, Erik S. Jaffe, Michael P. Moreland, and Micah J. Schwartzman, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Religious liberty: not just about religion, by Joseph J. Shimek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thur July 10th

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 17th Jeremy Rabkin (more); July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Legislative Council Study Committee on the Review of Tax Incremental Financing, Meeting July 17, 2014

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Corporations are people? It’s a real legal concept, by Nancy Benac, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Criminal Law & Procedure

Collateral attack on prior OWI failed to make prima facie showing, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Reggs, 2013AP2367-CR

US Supreme Court Review: Constitutional Criminal Cases, by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Environmental Law & Property Rights

EPA ‘win’ at high court could foretell future losses, by Brian Potts, Madison, and Louis Thorson, Milwaukee, Foley & Lardner LLP, Wisconsin Law Journal

Federalism & Separation of Powers

What Exactly Is the Status Of Those Same-Sex Marriages? by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin

Recess Appointments Case Decided: NLRB v. Noel Canning, with Noel J. Francisco, Michael B. Rappaport, and Kristin E. Hickman, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Union Fee Rules, by Robert W. Mulcahy, Milwaukee, Brian P. Paul and Daniel A. Kaufman, Chicago, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Religious Liberties

Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Closely-Held Companies, by Scott E. Fiducci and Kelly S. Kuglitsch, Davis & Kuelthau S.C., Milwaukee

The Myths of Hobby Lobby, by Rick Esenberg, Shark and Shepherd

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Jeremy Rabkin 'Back to the Jungle?' July 17, 2014

Jeremy Rabkin will speak on 'Back to the Jungle? What Remains of International Law' at a Noon luncheon Wednesday, July 17, 2014, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

Mr. Rabkin is Professor of Law at the George Mason University School of Law, and a frequent contributor to Federalist Society publications. He previously spoke at our chapter's June 28, 2001 event.

Reservations may be made by printing and mailing the invitation with $20.00 ($15 for students, teachers, judges, clergy and employees of non-profits) to: Federalist Society, c/o Robert Driscoll, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Suite 1700, 1000 North Water Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, for receipt on or before July 14th. Reservations may also be made by e-mail. There will be a $25.00 charge at the door for those without reservations. Seating is limited. Refunds cannot be given to those who choose not to attend.

Presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter.

Wisconsin Federalinks Wed July 9th

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 17th Jeremy Rabkin; July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

It is Now EZier for Charities to File for Tax Exempt Status, by Melissa S. Kampmann, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C.

Telemedicine Services: Steps for Providers Seeking Reimbursement, by Tracey L. Klein and Nicole S. Rosen, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

Mission Impossible: Creating the Perfect Provider Compensation Plan, webcast with Lisa M. Gingerich, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee

Chevron and the Hobby Lobby Decision, by Michael P. Waxman, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Stealth Regulation: Addressing Agency Evasion of OIRA and the Administrative Procedure Act, by John D. Graham & James W. Broughel, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy: Federalist

Criminal Law & Procedure

Circuit court had jurisdiction to order revocation for refusal despite delay in filing notice of intent to revoke, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Marquette County v. Wagenaar, 2013AP2454

US Supreme Court Review: Fourth Amendment Cases, by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Environmental Law & Property Rights

High-Capacity Well Permit Protections in Effect, by David A. Crass, Anna J. Wildeman, and Angela A. James, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Often-split high court agrees on privacy matters, by Mark Sherman, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Free Speech & Election Law

Senator’s Suit Over Obamacare Subsidy Fought by U.S., by Marie Rohde and Andrew Harris, Bloomberg Businessweek, on Johnson V. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, (E.D. Wis., 14-CV-9)

Intellectual Property

Property Rights in the Supreme Court: Limelight and Nautilus, with Aaron M. Panner and Thomas G. Saunders, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Labor & Employment Law

The latest Supreme Court decisions deal a blow to women and to organized labor, Sojourner Truth audio, Linda Greene, University of Wisconsin Law School, on Harris v. Quinn, USSC 11-681, and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., USSC 13-354 (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Labor & Employment Update – July 2014, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison

Litigation

The Evolution of Asbestos Litigation at Tulane, by Christopher J. Robinette, TortsProf Blog

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Milwaukee lawyer who stole from clients gets prison term, by Jason Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Religious Liberties

Government: Ruling backs nonprofits’ birth control plan, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Protecting religious freedom — we've seen our Supreme Court, now let's look at The European Court of Human Rights, by Ann Althouse, Madison

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Tues July 8th

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 17th Jeremy Rabkin; July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

IRS releases Form 1023-EZ – Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3), by Christopher Schmidt, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

A Review of Recent Whistleblower Developments, by Pam L. Johnston, Los Angeles, Bryan B. House, Milwaukee, and Courtney Worcester, Boston, Foley & Lardner LLP

Criminal Law & Procedure

No Due Process Violation Despite Destruction of Blood Sample, Court Says, WisBar News, on State v. Weissinger, 2013AP218-CR

Mother’s no-contest plea in TPR was knowing and voluntary, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Connie P., 2013AP2854

US Supreme Court Review: Should the Court Care How Effective a Statute Is? by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Managing Prisons by the Numbers: Using the Good-Time Laws and Risk-Needs Assessments to Manage the Federal Prison Population, by Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy: Federalist

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Supreme Court Rules on Greenhouse Gases, with Robert R. Gasaway, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Looking for a New Space to Call Home for Your Business? Three Common Types of Commercial Leases – Their Pros and Cons, by Brittany L. Finlayson, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Ron Johnson's Obamacare lawsuit gets hearing in Green Bay, By Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty)

Letter from Seth Barrett Tillman to Professor Anonymous, The Quorum Clause, by Seth Barrett Tillman, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law, Social Science Research Network

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Gross Negligence in Wisconsin Loan Documents, by John M. Murphy, Milwaukee, Nathan J. Wautier and Joseph D. Shumow, Madison, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

Wisconsin Trust Code, by Gardner Govan and Shannon L. Brusda, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Milwaukee

Free Speech & Election Law

Madison ceases enforcement of buffer zone because of U.S. Supreme Court ruling, by Joe Tarr, Isthmus (via Badger Catholic)

Intellectual Property

After the Supreme Court's Limelight Decision, Attention May Shift to Contract Analysis in Patent Cases, by Jean-Paul Ciardullo, Los Angeles, and Cynthia J. Rigsby, Milwaukee, Foley & Lardner LLP

Labor & Employment Law

DOL Proposes to Change Definition of “Spouse” under FMLA, Melli Law S.C., Madison

Union dues ruling bodes well for Wisconsin’s Act 10, experts say, by M.D. Kittle, Wisconsin Reporter, on Harris v. Quinn, USSC 11-681

Litigation

Articles from Perspectives on Mass Tort Litigation, Part II, by Christopher J. Robinette, TortsProf Blog

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Grafton lawyer in prison can practice law 8 months after release, by Cary Spivak, Watchdog Online, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Kranitz, 2014 WI 47 (2013AP2128-D)

Former court commissioner's law license suspended 60 days, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on Office of Lawyer Regulation v. McKinley, 2014 WI 48 (2013AP2685-D)

Five Things Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Should Do Before Taking Down Their Shingles, by Aviva Meridian Kaiser, assistant ethics counsel, State Bar of Wisconsin, Inside Track

Religious Liberties

Supreme Court Rules that Closely Held, For-Profit Corporations Can Opt Out of Certain Contraceptive Coverage Requirements for Employees, by Charles P. Stevens and Kirk A. Pelikan, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Legal experts say doors open for corporations to discriminate, by Bob McGovern, Boston Herald (via Marquette Law School News)

The difference between requiring a business to cover contraceptives for employees and barring it from committing acts of racial discrimination, by Ann Althouse, Madison

What Hobby Lobby Means, by Robert P. George, First Things (via Badger Catholic)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Waiting for Decisions

Alan Ball at SCOWstats,
"Data from the previous terms reveal a comparatively strong negative correlation between the number of decisions in a term and the number of days between oral arguments and the filing of decisions—that is, the larger the number of decisions, the fewer the number of days between oral argument and decision filing, while the smaller the number of decisions, the longer the wait."

Wisconsin Federalinks Mon July 7th

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 17th Jeremy Rabkin; July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

July 9, 2014 Meeting, Legislative Council Steering Committee for Personal Property Tax

Geistfeld on the Connection between Tort and Regulation, by Christopher J. Robinette, TortsProf Blog

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions, by Peter D. Fetzer, Milwaukee, and Terry D. Nelson, Madison, Foley & Lardner LLP

Criminal Law & Procedure

Reading Miranda warnings before the “Informing the Accused” caution didn’t mislead defendant about implied consent law, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Eau Claire County v. Grogan, 2014AP172

US Supreme Court Review: Statutory Interpretation in Criminal Cases, by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Public Land Controversy: The States v. The Federal Government, with Ken Ivory, Donald J. Kochan, Carl Graham, and David Garbett, Practice Groups Podcast, Federalist Society

Federalism & Separation of Powers

The Supreme Court Invalidates President Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointments, by David Kern and Judith Williams-Killackey, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee

Why Noel Canning Matters, by Thomas W. Mackenzie, Lindner & Marsack S.C., Milwaukee

Beyond Textualism: Why Originalist Theory Must Apply Beyond General Principles of Interpretation to Constitutional Law, by Richard A. Epstein, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, based on remarks at the The Federalist Society National Lawyers’ Convention—2013

Free Speech & Election Law

SCOTUS: Fixed buffer zone around abortion clinics unduly burdens free speech rights, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on McCullen v. Coakley, USSC No. 12-1168

Lawsuit would overturn campaign finance law, Upfront with Mike Gousha, WISN-TV video

Intellectual Property

A-B InBev buys Czech brewer of 'Budweiser', by Diana Barr, St. Louis Business Journal (via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Oversight: Congress Considers Accountability Proposal, by Camille Olson and Gerald Maatman Jr., Risk Management Monitor

Family Medical Leave Act, Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse

Litigation

Advance eSheet June 23-27, 2014, Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

White House Insiders Rove and Gibbs Offer Political Perspectives at State Bar’s Annual Conference, by Joe Forward, WisBar New

Call for Papers: 'Reading Law', The Green Bag

Religious Liberties

Law professor discusses Monday's Supreme Court ruling, Channel 3000 video, Madison, Alta Charoon, University of Wisconsin Law School, on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., USSC 13-354 (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

The Supreme Court — in Hobby Lobby — upholds religious exemptions to Obamacare, and
Justice Alito, in Hobby Lobby, adds to the corporations-are-people discourse, by Ann Althouse, Madison

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Wisconsin appellate court week July 7-11, 2014

Wisconsin Supreme Court in home stretch on critical cases, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts twelve new cases, Wisconsin Court System

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

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases (none currently scheduled for argument)

Supreme Court pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thur July 3rd

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 17th Jeremy Rabkin; July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Brushing Up On Fireworks Law in Wisconsin, by Joe Forward, State Bar of Wisconsin, Inside Track

2013 Insurance Complaints and Administrative Actions, Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

No More Marijuana Taxes! by Amy E. Wesner, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

The Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961: A Comparative Analysis of its Effects on Competitive Balance in the NFL and NCAA Division I FBS Football, by Matt Mitten, Marquette University - Law School, and Aaron Hernandez, Marquette University, Ohio North University Law Review, Forthcoming, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 14-22, Social Science Research Network

Criminal Law & Procedure

Failure to preserve evidence rule from Youngblood applies even though defendant wasn’t notified of right to test evidence before it was destroyed, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, and
Court upholds driving conviction, despite blood sample's destruction before charges filed, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
on State v. Weissinger, 2013AP218-CR

US Supreme Court Review: Crime and Causation, by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog, on Burrage v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 881, and Paroline v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 1710

Cedarburg man wins back money seized from RV years ago in Nebraska, by Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Environmental Law & Property Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Decision - EPA Loses the Battle, But Wins the War, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Sykes, Hamilton Give Insights on Theories of Interpretation, Disclose Philosophies, WisBar News

Experts: Ruling tees up gay marriage for top court, by Nicholas Riccardi and Brady McCombs, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Recess Appointments to NLRB in Noel Canning Case, by Robert W. Mulcahy, Jose A. Olivieri, and Carlos R. Pastrana-Torres, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Robert Woodson: Milwaukee Key to New U.S. Approach to Poverty, WPRI Commentary

Textualism and the Bill of Rights, by Nadine Strossen, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 37 – Issue 3, based on remarks at the The Federalist Society National Lawyers’ Convention—2013

Little-Known Facts About The Founding Fathers, The Onion

Financial Services & E-Commerce

‘Setback’ for archdiocese in Chapter 11, by Brian T. Olszewski, Milwaukee Catholic Herald

Protecting Your and Your Loved One’s Credit, by Donald J. Murn and Katie Shaw, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison

A Conversation with SEC Commissioners Daniel Gallagher and Paul Atkins, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Free Speech & Election Law

Prosecutors want more time on John Doe filings, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Prosecutor: No conclusion on Walker’s activity, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Intellectual Property

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of Copyright Protection, by Gabriella Khorasanee, 7th Circuit News and Information Blog, on Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd.

Indigenous Peoples' Rights At The Intersection of Human Rights And Intellectual Property Rights, article by Chidi Oguamanam, Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, Volume 18, Issue 2

Labor & Employment Law

New Regulations Allow Orientation Period Prior to to ACA's Maximum Waiting Period Before Mandatory Health Plan Coverage, by Alan M. Levy, Lindner & Marsack S.C., Milwaukee

FMLA: 'Spouse' Definition Expanded to Include Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages Under Proposed DOL Rule, by Geoffrey S. Trotier, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee

The Role of Confidentiality Agreements in a Corporate Compliance Program, by John H. Fisher, II, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

Litigation

"The number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Wisconsin fell to 140 last year, a drop of more than 50% since 1999." by Ann Althouse

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

New fee for admission pro hac vice, Wisconsin Court System

Veterans Law Center receives state bar's pro bono award, UW Law School News

New features on Congress.Gov, by Kris Turner, WisBlawg

Educating for Health Advocacy in Settings of Higher Learning, by Marsha Hurst, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Martha Gaines, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Rachel Grob, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Laura Weil, Independent, and Sarah Davis, Independent, Settings of Higher Learning in Patient Advocacy for Health Care Quality, 2008: Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA. Reprinted with permission. Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1268, Social Sciences Research Network

The Proper Pronunciation of Certiorari: The Supreme Court’s Surprising Six-Way Split, by James J. Duane. 17 Green Bag 2d

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Gagan Intends to “Move the Sticks” as President of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Joe Forward reported at WisBar News on last week's swearing-in of Robert Gagan as president of State Bar of Wisconsin.
"Gagan says he wants to focus on four major issues: helping young lawyers; promoting diversity and bar governance; making an impact on public policy and the reputation of the courts; and encouraging volunteerism and leadership with communities."
In particular,
"With his support, Gagan indicated that the State Bar’s Judicial Election Steering Committee will continue to pursue a change in the way state supreme court justices are elected. A task force appointed by former State Bar President Jim Brennan in 2011 concluded that a one, 16-year term for supreme court justices would work to remove negative aspects of the current system, which requires justices to run every 10 years."