Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wisconsin appellate court week August 31st-September 4th 2015

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 8th, 17th, 18th and 22nd, and October 5th, 6th and 12th, and November 9th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference September 21st and October 13th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for September 24th.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

No, The 14th Amendment Doesn’t Guarantee Birthright Citizenship

Ann Coulter comments at Daily Caller.
"Citizenship in our nation is not a game of Red Rover with the Border Patrol! The Constitution does not say otherwise."
(via Mickey Kaus)

Joint Committees on Judiciary - AB90/SB82 criminal procedure

Video at WisconsinEye.
"The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety and the Assembly Committee on Judiciary held a joint public hearing on Assembly Bill 90 / Senate Bill 82, relating to criminal procedure and providing penalties, on August 20, 2015 at the state Capitol."

Ethical Dilemmas: Conflicts When Representing an Opposing Law Firm

Timothy J. Pierce, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, at Inside Track

Swelling Supreme Court Decisions: An Update for 2014-15

Alan Ball at SCOWstats

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wisconsin appellate court week August 24th-28th 2015

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 8th, 17th, 18th and 22nd, and October 5th, 6th and 12th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference September 21st and October 13th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for September 24th.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

'The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America' - Author Podcast

Practice Groups Podcast, featuring Arthur C. Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, at the Federalist Society

Schools are not "underfunded" and have sold "local control"

Rick Esenberg at Shark and Shepherd,
"Over almost any significant period of time you want to look at, per pupil expenditures on K-12 education has increased at a rate well above the rate of inflation. For example, according to the United States Department of Education, from 1987 to 2012, real per pupil spending on K-12 education in Wisconsin increased from $ 7960 to $ 11,946. That is a real increase of 50.1%. This is exclusive of federal funds (which have also increased).
[...]
"During this same period in which school districts received much more funding, certainly we saw improved results. No. No, we actually didn't. By every measure we have, achievement and attainment remained flat."

Judicial Oversight: 7th Cir. Literally Lost a Case for 5 Years

Casey C. Sullivan reported at Findlaw's 7th Circuit News and Information Blog.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Newsmakers: State Superintendent Tony Evers on Civics Test

Video at WisconsinEye,
"...Senior Producer Steve Walters and State Superintendent Tony Evers discussed the civics test students must pass in order to graduate high school."

Conservatives ask for justice’s communication in John Doe

The Associated Press reported at Wisconsin Law Journal.
"Attorneys for the conservative Wisconsin Club for Growth want state Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson to turn over records related to her communication with those involved in a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign illegally coordinated with outside groups. ..."

Supreme Court Accepts Case on Governor’s School Regulation Authority, Four Others

Joe Forward reported at WisBar News.

Monday, August 17, 2015

An explanation of the state’s new reforms to Milwaukee’s unused school buildings problem - and why it was necessary

Why the State of Wisconsin Forced Coca-Cola to Sell to Pepsi, by Rick Esenberg, President, CJ Szafir, Education Policy Director, and Elena Ramlow, Research Assistant, of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee.

Hamilton Political Tidbits - August 14, 2015

Prepared by Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison.

Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight- The Week of August 17, 2015

Prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau.

Rewind - August 10-14

Video at WisconsinEye
"...Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross discussed the week that was in politics... ."

Friday, August 14, 2015

Wisconsin appellate court week August 17th-21st 2015

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 8th, 17th, 18th and 22nd, and October 5th, 6th and 12th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference September 21st and October 13th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for August 18th and September 24th.

Your Patriotic Duty?: Post-9/11 Federal Compliance Requirements in Real Estate Transactions

Chris A. Jenny, Madison, and William R. West and Brittany L. Finlayson, Milwaukee, at von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Announces Reorganization

David A. Crass and Todd E. Palmer at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Newsmakers: Understanding Political Polling, with Charles Franklin

Video at WisconsinEye,
"...Senior Producer Steve Walters hosted a Newsmakers program with Charles Franklin to discuss the limits of political polling."

Should language banning same-sex marriage be removed from the state constitution?

Pro: Tamara B. Packard, Con: Michael Dean, Closing Arguments feature, Dolan Media Newswires, at Wisconsin Law Journal

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Prosecutors ask judge to dismiss John Doe search lawsuit

Todd Richmond of the Associated Press reported last week at Wisconsin Law Journal.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics 1994-1995

Alan Ball at SCOWstats,
"These tables are derived from information contained in 73 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions filed between September 1, 1994, and August 31, 1995."

Monday, August 10, 2015

Special prosecutor asks high court to reconsider Walker decision

Scott Bauer of the Associated Press reported last week at Wisconsin Law Journal.
"Online court records show [special prosecutor] Francis Schmitz filed a motion Tuesday with Wisconsin’s highest court to put that decision on hold and reconsider the ruling.
[...]
"Schmitz’s filing is the clearest sign yet that he may ultimately ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case. ..."

A Buckley Revival

Andrew Ferguson at The Weekly Standard

(via Grace Paine Terzian)

Capitol Roundtable - August 4, 2015

Video at WisconsinEye,
"...Senior Producer Steve Walters hosted a Capitol Roundtable discussion on the Bucks arena financing, the budget, and the end of the legislative session and what to look forward to moving into the fall session, with Capitol reporters, Scott Bauer of the Associated Press; Andrew Beckett of Wisconsin Public Radio; Jason Stein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and Shawn Johnson of Wisconsin Public Radio."

Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight - The Week of August 10, 2015

Prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau

Week In Review: GOP Debate, New EPA Rules, John Doe And More

Rick Esenberg and Matt Rothschild are guests of Joy Cardin on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Rewind - 8/3-8/7

Video at WisconsinEye,
"senior producer Steve Walters, Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross and political strategist and lobbyist Brandon Scholz discussed the week in politics... ."

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wisconsin appellate court week August 10th-14th 2015

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 8th, 17th, 18th and 22nd, and October 5th, 6th and 12th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference September 21st.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for August 18th.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Attorney General's Open Government Summit

Video at WisconsinEye,
"...Attorney General Brad Schimel hosted the inaugural Open Government Summit. This portion of the summit included introductory remarks from the Attorney General, an overview of Wisconsin's public records law, and a panel discussing protecting open government and public safety and how to police it in the 21st century."

State asks US Supreme Court to take Ho Chunk casino case

The Associated Press reported at Wisconsin Law Journal.
"The state Department of Justice had argued that video poker at the facility is a Class III card game and therefore prohibited under the terms of the tribe’s gambling compact with the state."
Here's the Petition for Writ of Certiorari at The Wheeler Report.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Newsmakers: Kevin Kennedy, GAB Director

Video at WisconsinEye
"...Senior Producer Steve Walters interviewed Kevin Kennedy, Director & General Counsel of the Government Accountability Board at the WisconsinEye studios in Madison, WI."

Nonpartisan elections board targeted for overhaul

Scott Bauer of the Associated Press reported at Wisconsin Law Journal.

Summertime Reading

Your State Bar column by George C. Brown, executive director for the State Bar of Wisconsin, in the latest issue of Wisconsin Lawyer,
"State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE books provide useful, up-to-date professional development reading and research resources."