Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week July 25th-29th 2016

The Supreme Court’s 2015-16 Term: Some Initial Impressions, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts one new case, Wisconsin Court System

News Conference: Governor Scott Walker to Appoint Supreme Court Justice, WisconsinEye video, "Governor Scott Walker announced his appointment of Attorney Daniel Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court justice on July 22, 2016 at the state Capitol."

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 2015-2016, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

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 September 6th and 9th and October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is September 8th.

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 August 3rd and August 17th.



Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Law and Policy Review (through July 22) and Preview

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 727A3, Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind: Your Week in Review, WisconsinEye video, "On July 22, 2016, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics Senior Editor JR Ross discussed the news of the week."

Republican Convention Wrap, Police Killings, Voter ID And More, Week in Review, Wisconsin Public Radio

The Wheeler Report 07/18/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Budget and Politics

Urban Milwaukee, Politics

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week July 18th-22nd 2016

St. Croix County Circuit Court judge selected to head Committee of Chief Judges, Wisconsin Court System

State law library to be named in honor of David T. Prosser, Jr., 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 September 6th and 9th and October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is September 8th.

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 August 3rd and August 17th.



Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Law and Policy Review (through July 15) and Preview

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 727A2, Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind: Your Week in Review, WisconsinEye video, "On July 15, 2016, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics Senior Editor JR Ross discussed the news of the week."

Right Wisconsin Week in Review, WTMJ Milwaukee

The Wheeler Report 07/11/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Budget and Politics

Urban Milwaukee, Politics

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week July 11-15, 2016

New Supreme Court Rules on protection of information in circuit court records, Wisconsin Court System

The Radical State Supreme Court?, by Bruce Thompson, Urban Milwaukee

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 September 6th and 9th and October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is July 15th.

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 August 3rd and August 17th.



Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • latest posted agenda for meeting June 24th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee July 12th);
  • latest posted minutes for meeting May 20th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Law and Policy Review (through July 8) and Preview

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 727A1, Legislative Reference Bureau

Hamilton Political Tidbits - July 8, 2016, The Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Rewind: Your Week in Review, WisconsinEye video, "On July 8, 2016, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross discussed this week in politics."

Police Shootings, Clinton Not Charged, Walker At Convention And More, Week in Review, The Joy Cardin Show, Wisconsin Public Radio,

Right Wisconsin Week in Review, WTMJ Milwaukee

The Wheeler ReportLaw and Policy Review (through July 8) and Preview 07/05/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Budget and Politics

Urban Milwaukee, Politics

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

ICYMI: MKE Federalists on Twitter

Our Chapter recently went on Twitter.

If you're wondering, you don't need to join Twitter to access it. Twitter feeds can be viewed using your web browser. The blog's tabbed pages may display on a smartphone web browser in a drop-down menu.

If you're on Twitter, you're more than welcome to Follow us.

Any regular readers of our blog know many of our posts were links to items of interest. Such posts seemed more appropriate for Twitter. So far, we're finding it easier to post more such content this way.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week July 5th-8th 2016

Wisconsin v. Minnesota–Comparing the Supreme Courts, Part 2, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts seven new cases, Wisconsin Court System

New court eFiling rule takes effect statewide today, Wisconsin Court System, July 1, 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 September 6th and 9th and October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is July 15th.

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 August 3rd and August 17th.



Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • latest posted agenda for meeting June 24th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee July 12th);
  • latest posted minutes for meeting May 20th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Law and Policy Review (through July 1) and Preview

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 726B, Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind: Your Week in Review, WisconsinEye video, "On July 1, 2016, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics Senior Editor JR Ross discussed the news of the week."

Waterboarding, Benghazi Reports, Teachers' Pay And More, Week in Review, Wisconsin Public Radio

Right Wisconsin Week in Review, WTMJ Milwaukee

The Wheeler Report 06/27-30 and 07/01/2016

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Budget and Politics

Urban Milwaukee, Politics

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week June 27th-July 1st 2016

Scott Walker names finalists for Supreme Court vacancy, by Jason Stein and Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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 September 6th and 9th and October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is July 15th.

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 August 3rd and August 17th.



Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • latest posted agenda for meeting June 24th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee July 12th);
  • latest posted minutes for meeting April 15th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Law and Policy Review (through June 24) and Preview

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 726A3, Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind: Your Week in Review, WisconsinEye video, " On June 24, 2016, Senior Producer Steve Walters and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Jason Stein discussed the news of the week regarding state politics, public policy and campaigns for the week of June 20-24, 2016."

House Dems' Sit-In, RNC Delegates, State Supreme Court And More, Week in Review, Wisconsin Public Radio

Right Wisconsin Week in Review, WTMJ Milwaukee

The Wheeler Report 06/20/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Budget and Politics

Urban Milwaukee, Politics

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week June 20th-24th 2016

Judges from Marathon, Marinette counties appointed to chief judge positions, Wisconsin Court System

5 finalists named for Supreme Court vacancy, by Molly Beck, Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin v. Minnesota–Comparing the Supreme Courts, Part 1, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

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 September 6th and 9th and October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference June 21st (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;) .

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for June 21st, August 3rd and August 17th.



Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • next meeting June 24th;
  • latest posted agenda for meeting June 24th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee July 12th);
  • latest posted minutes for meeting April 15th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Law and Policy Review (through June 17) and Preview

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 726A2, Legislative Reference Bureau

Hamilton Political Tidbits - June 17, 2016, The Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Week in Review, Wisconsin Public Radio

Right Wisconsin Week in Review, WTMJ Milwaukee

The Wheeler Report 06/13/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Budget and Politics

Urban Milwaukee, Politics

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week June 13th-17th 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 September 6th and 9th and October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is June 15th.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference June 21st (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;) .

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for June 21st, August 3rd and August 17th.



Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • next meeting June 24th;
  • latest posted agenda for meeting May 20th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee June 14th);
  • latest posted minutes for meeting April 15th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Law and Policy Review (through June 10)

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 726A1, Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind, WisconsinEye video, "WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross discussed this week in politics on June 9, 2016."

Week in Review, Wisconsin Public Radio, "Obama Endorses Clinton, Trump Controversy, Milwaukee Crime And More"

Right Wisconsin Week in Review, WTMJ Milwaukee

The Wheeler Report 06/06/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Budget and Politics

Urban Milwaukee, Politics

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

National Security, Individual Liberty, and You

Last Thursday's conference at Marquette University Law School is linked at the event page [the "Watch Now" button].

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week June 6th-10th 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 September 6th and 9th and October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is June 15th.

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 June 21st and August 3rd.



Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • next meeting June 24th;
  • latest posted agenda for meeting May 20th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee June 14th);
  • latest posted minutes for meeting April 15th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Law and Policy Review (through June 3) and Preview

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. No. 725B, Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind, WisconsinEye video, "Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross looked back on the week in politics for May 30-June 3 as well as previewed the Democratic Party of Wisconsin State Convention on June 3-4 in Green Bay, WI."

Week in Review, Wisconsin Public Radio

Right Wisconsin Week in Review, WTMJ Milwaukee

The Wheeler Report 5/31 and 06/01/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Budget and Politics

Urban Milwaukee, Politics

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week May 31st-June 3rd 2016

Women and the Wisconsin Supreme Court, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats [link fixed -ed.]

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts one new case, Wisconsin Court System

Fantasy League Update, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

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 have no argument scheduled.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is June 15th.

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.



Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • next meeting June 24th;
  • latest posted agenda for meeting May 20th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee June 14th);
  • latest posted minutes for meeting April 15th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Law and Policy Review (May 27) and Preview

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 725A4, Legislative Reference Bureau

Hamilton Political Tidbits - May 27, 2016, The Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

The Wheeler Report 05/23/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Budget and Politics

Urban Milwaukee, Politics

Monday, May 23, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week May 23rd-27th 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 have no argument scheduled.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is June 15th.

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 May 24th.



Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • next meeting June 24th;
  • latest posted agenda for meeting May 20th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee June 14th);
  • latest posted minutes for meeting March 18th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Law and Policy Review (through May 20)

The Wheeler Report 05/16/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Budget and Politics

Urban Milwaukee, Politics

Labor & Employment Law (through May 13)

NLRB Judge Trumps Casino’s Employee Handbook E-Mail Policy, by Bryan T. Symes, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Eau Claire

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Changes Course on Releasing Employer Position Statements to Charging Parties, by Daniel Finerty and Oyvind Wistrom, Lindner & Marsack S.C., Milwaukee

EEOC Releases Summary on Leave as an Accommodation under the ADA, by James Walcheske, Walcheske & Luzi LLC, Brookfield

Assigning Bathrooms – Reasonable Accommodation? by Dean R. Dietrich, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

OSHA issues final workplace injury electronic reporting rule, by Rufino Gaytan III and Katheryn A. Mills, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee

The DTSA Becomes Law: Impact on Employee Confidentiality Agreements, by Steven Berryman, Milwaukee, Emily Feinstein, Madison, Jonathan Hudis, Washington DC, and Sean Scullen, Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady LLP

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Edward Whelan: Constitutionalism and Scalia’s Jurisprudence; May 18, 2016

Edward Whelan will speak on 'Preserving Constitutionalism: Justice Scalia’s Jurisprudence and the Battle Over His Replacement' at a Noon luncheon Wednesday, May 18th, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

Update: Mr. Whelan's presentation has been approved for one CLE credit. In connection with his presentation see The American Constitutionalist: Antonin Scalia, 1936-2016, by Adam J. White, at The Weekly Standard; and see Morrison v. Olson, 487 U.S. 654, 108 S.Ct. 2597, 101 L.Ed.2d 569 (1988): Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the Court, and Justice Scalia, dissenting.

Mr. Whelan is President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and a former Law Clerk to the Hon. Antonin Scalia. He was the featured speaker at our chapter's March 8, 2007 event.

The cost to attend, for those who reserve by Friday, May 13th, is $20 ($15 for students, teachers, judges and other government employees, clergy, and employees of nonprofits). 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.
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.

Administrative Law & Regulation; Telecommunications & Electronic Media; (through May 12)

Administrative Law & Regulation (through ) Telecommunications & Electronic Media (through ) Rural Broadband Improvement Coming to Wisconsin, by Steven L. Ritt, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Veto of SB 360, Gov. Scott Walker

IRS Announces HSA Cost of Living Adjustments for 2017, by Mary Ellen Schill, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

New Bill Helps Municipalities Construct and Maintain Stormwater Ponds, by Paul Kent and Vanessa D. Wishart, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison

OIG Exclusion Enforcement Activity Continues to Rise, by John A. Kramp, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee

Couple who refused appraiser entry to home lose appeal over jump in assessment, by Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Proof and Hearsay

On Tax Law: Fewer Nonprofits Will Owe Sales Tax, Under New Law, by Robert A. Mathers, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee and Oshkosh, Inside Track

Public Records: Appeals Court Weighs Accident and Incident Reports, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

Supreme Court Open Administrative Conference WisconsinEye video (see Agenda)

Do Municipalities have to Disclose Driver’s License Information? by Kevin J.T. Terry, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

Ridesharing helps curb drunken driving, by Zack Vrana, Wisconsin Public Policy Institute

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Federalism & Separation of Powers (through May 10)

Who Can Be President of the United States?: Candidate Hillary Clinton and the Problem of Statutory Qualifications, by Seth Barrett Tillman, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law, 5(1) Br. J. Am. Leg. Studies 95–121 (2016) (peer reviewed)

The Hollywood Hit-Job on Justice Clarence Thomas, by Stuart Taylor, Jr., The Wall Street Journal (via Althouse)

Supreme Court Reasserts FERC Authority Over Wholesale Markets, Open to Incentives for New Investment, by Jeffrey A. Mandell, Edwin Hughes, and Bryan Kleinmaier, with Joe Diedrich, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison

Federal Preemption Precludes Challenge to FDA Approved Drug, by Adam E. Lyons, Litigation News

John Jay: The Reluctant Revolutionary, video featuring Walter Stahr, author of John Jay: Founding Father, The Federalist Society

Inside the Supreme Court, Associate Justices John Stevens and Elena Kagan and Judge Diane Wood, 65th Annual 7th Circuit Bar Association Banquet

Great Lakes states tighten spigot on Waukesha's water request, by Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Who’s Really Winning the Border War? The Growth and Distribution of Income in Wisconsin and Minnesota after the Great Recession, by Noah Williams, WPRI Reports - May 2016

New right-of-way regulations take effect, Indian Nations Law Update - May 2016, by Brian L. Pierson, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee

"For liberals, the question now is how to deal with the losers in the culture wars. That’s mostly a question of tactics." by Ann Althouse, UW Law School