Monday, July 6, 2015

Budget Update - Hamilton Political Tidbits - July 2, 2015

Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Rewind - Week of 6/29-7/2

Video at WisconsinEye "senior producer Steve Walters and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross reviewed the week in politics ... ."

Wisconsin appellate court week July 6th-10th 2015

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

Supreme Court pending cases have no argument scheduled.

No conference on pending petitions for review is currently scheduled. .

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 no oral argument scheduled.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Declaration of Independence annotated

Randy Barnett posted at The Volokh Conspiracy.

Wisconsin appellate court week June 29th-July 3rd 2015

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

Supreme Court pending cases have no argument scheduled.

No conference on pending petitions for review is currently scheduled. .

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 no oral argument scheduled.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Have You Sent in Your Annual State Bar Dues and Court Assessments? The Deadline is July 1

At Inside Track, if bite is no deeper, that's news.
'There is no increase in dues and court assessments for the fiscal year 2016'

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

100 years later, Wisconsin Supreme Court murals still tell stories

The Wisconsin Court System on the centennial of the murals by Albert Herter (1871-1950) in the Supreme Court hearing room.

Here's more on one of them, 800 years old: Magna Carta, Symbol of Freedom Under Law, still influential.

"The hearing room, located on the second floor East Wing of the state Capitol, is home to Albert Herter’s massive (nine-feet high by 18 feet, six-inches wide) mural, 'The Signing of the Magna Carta.'"

Monday, June 22, 2015

Kloppenburg, Donald plan runs for state Supreme Court

Scott Bauer of the Associated Press reported at Wisconsin Law Journal

Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight - The Week of June 22, 2015

Prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind - week of June 15th-19th 2015

Video at WisconsinEye
"senior producer Steve Walters and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross reviewed the week in politics... ."

Wisconsin appellate court week June 22nd-26th 2015

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

Supreme Court pending cases have no argument scheduled.

No conference on pending petitions for review is currently scheduled. .

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 no oral argument scheduled.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Lincoln and 'Merryman'

by Seth Barrett Tillman, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law, available for download at SSRN
"Abstract:

"My goal is to displace the several factual and legal myths associated with Ex Parte Merryman, and to explain the practical modern relevance of this project."

MU Law School Dean Kearney Backs 16-year Term for Supreme Court Justices

Joe Forward reported at WisBar News.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GAB reform stalled, new docs show GAB working closely with John Doe prosecutors

M.D. Kittle at Wisconsin Watchdog

Rolling the Rock Uphill

Your State Bar column by executive director George C. Brown in the latest issue of Wisconsin Lawyer

Swelling Supreme Court Decisions, 1995-96 through 2013-14

Alan Ball, Marquette University, at SCOWstats
"As recently as 1995-96 and 1996-97, Supreme Court decisions in Wisconsin averaged 23 pages. Thereafter, their length increased steadily until the average had more than doubled by 2007-08—and the following years continued to yield decisions approximately 100 percent longer than those of the mid-1990s."

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Law professor: Wis. SC justice’s lawsuit over chief justice title doesn’t help already ‘dysfunctional’ court

Jessica M. Karmasek at Legal NewsLine

Wisconsin’s First and Only Execution

Among the items in the Briefly feature in the latest issue of Wisconsin Lawyer.
"Wisconsin was the first state to permanently abolish the death penalty 162 years ago, in 1853, after the first and only state-sanctioned execution took place in 1851.

"John McCaffery was accused and convicted of murdering his wife. Approximately 3,000 people travelled to watch the public hanging in Kenosha.

"Two years later, Wisconsin passed the Death Penalty Repeal Act."

Carrie Copley provided a detailed account of 'The Case of John McCaffary' in the Summer 1952 issue of Wisconsin Magazine of History.

Wisconsin Judicial Council Agenda, Meeting June 19, 2015

Posted at its website, along with notice of meetings that day of its Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WDBA Annual Luncheon: The Wisconsin Supreme Court: Can We Help?

Video at WisconsinEye
"The Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association’s annual luncheon and CLE program was held on Thursday, June 11th at the Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI. The speaker this year was Marquette University Law School Dean Joseph Kearney. His presentation was titled: The Wisconsin Supreme Court: Can We Help?"

As a Season Begins, a Term Ends

President's Message by Robert Richard Gagan in the latest issue of Wisconsin Lawyer

Case digests, discipline summaries - June 2015

In this month's issue of Wisconsin Lawyer:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Supreme Court Open Rules Conference - June 10th 2015

Video at WisconsinEye

'Roggensack spars with former Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice Abrahamson in meeting', by Scott Bauer of the Associated Press at Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Abrahamson 'out of order' and running out of legal options", by M.D. Kittle at Wisconsin Watchdog

Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight - The Week of June 15, 2015

Prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind - the week of June 8th-12th 2015

Video at WisconsinEye
"senior producer Steve Walters and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross discussed the week in politics ... ."

Wisconsin appellate court week June 15th-19th 2015

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

Supreme Court pending cases have no argument scheduled.

No conference on pending petitions for review is currently scheduled. .

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 no oral argument scheduled.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Magna Carta at 800

At Library Highlights, Wisconsin State Law Library, Madison,
"This month marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. On June 15, 1215 King John of England added his seal to the Magna Carta, a document that is frequently cited as inspiring principles outlined in the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions."

Thursday, June 11, 2015

EEOC vs. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores

Randy T. Enochs, Milwaukee, at Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

International Bar Association Launches Mobile App that Captures Verifiable Images to Aid Prosecution of Human Rights Atrocities

At the IBA,
"Now anyone with an Android-enabled smart phone – including human right defenders, journalists, and investigators – can download the eyeWitness to Atrocities app and help hold accountable perpetrators of atrocity crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes."

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"Notes" Are Not Subject to Disclosure Under the Public Records Law

William G. Bracken, Oshkosh, at Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. on The Voice of Wisconsin Rapids, LLC v. Wisconsin Rapids Public School District, 2014 AP 1256

Lessons from Dentists? Decision May Impact Self-regulated Professions

Joe Forward reported at Inside Track.
"In North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, [135 S.Ct. 1101 (2015)] the Court ruled (6-3) that dentists on a board that regulates the practice of dentistry in North Carolina – the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners – were not immune from an antitrust lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)."

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hamilton Political Tidbits - June 1, 2015

Prepared by the Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

UW Law School Admissions: The State Bar of Wisconsin Welcomes Class of 2015

Shannon Green posted at WisBar News.
"Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack welcomed the new lawyers, telling them this day is a happy one for the court."
Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, posted at its Politics blog that for the occasion,
"For the first time since Patience Roggensack became chief justice of the state Supreme Court, all seven members of the judiciary met as a group Tuesday."

Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight - The Week of June 8, 2015

Prepared by Legislative Reference Bureau.

Federal appeals court agrees to expedite Abrahamson's SCOWIS chief justice case

Greg Neumann reported at WKOW, Madison.
"The three judge panel in Chicago put out an order Friday stating it would schedule oral arguments in her case during the first week of its September session."
(via Topix Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals News)

Wisconsin appellate court week June 8th-12th 2015

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

Supreme Court pending cases have no argument scheduled.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference June 10th. [Agenda] (a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.