Monday, January 26, 2015

Wisconsin appellate court week January 26th-30th 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 February 3rd, 4th and 5th , and March 3rd, 4th and 10th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is February 10th.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference March 17th and April 28th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for February 5th.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

'Whitfield v. United States' - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast featuring John Stinneford

By Doe possessed: ‘They have information about every aspect of our lives’

M.D. Kittle posted at Wisconsin Reporter

Supreme Court Oral Argument: 'Acuity v. Chartis Specialty Ins. Co.'

Video at WisconsinEye
"On January 14, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Acuity v. Chartis Specialty Insurance at the Wisconsin State Capitol"

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Coming Soon to a School Near You?: Common Core - Podcast

Federalist Society Practice Group Podcast featuring Jimmy R. Faircloth and D. John Sauer

Legislation on Chief Justice Selection

Prepared by Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison,
"The Assembly Judiciary Committee passed legislation yesterday [Wednesday January 14th] that would change how the Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice is selected. The legislation will be on the floor of the Assembly as soon as Thursday, January 22nd."

Supreme Court Oral Argument: 'Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Schlieve'

Video at WisconsinEye
"On January 9, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Nancy A. Schlieve at the Wisconsin State Capitol."

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Administrative State: Within the Bounds of Law? - Event Audio/Video

Federalist Society 17th Annual Faculty Conference event featuring Michael S. Greve, Philip A. Hamburger, Kristin E. Hickman, Richard Pierce, and John O. McGinnis

WILL Releases Report on Milwaukee's Underutilized Schools Buildings

C J Szafir posted at Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.

Supreme Court Oral Argument: 'Milwaukee City Housing Authority v. Cobb'

Video at WisconsinEye
"On January 9, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Milwaukee City Housing Authority v. Felton Cobb at the Wisconsin State Capitol."

Monday, January 19, 2015

Governor Walker’s ‘State of the State’ Lays Out 2015-16 Legislative Agenda

Cale Battles, a government relations coordinator with the State Bar of Wisconsin, at Rotunda Report.

In addition to the Governor's proposals,

"Republicans are quickly moving legislation that would change how the chief justice is selected."

The Private Attorney General: Good or Bad - Event Audio/Video

Federalist Society 17th Annual Faculty Conference video featuring Lester Brickman and Brian T. Fitzpatrick, moderated by Jill Fisch

Hamilton Political Tidbits - January 16, 2015

Prepared by Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight - The Week of January 12, 2015

Prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind - 1/12-1/16

Video at WisconsinEye,
"On January 16, 2015 WisconsinEye CEO Jon Henkes and JR Ross of Wispolitics.com discussed the week that was in politics from 1/12-1/16."

Wisconsin appellate court week January 19th-23rd 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 February 3rd, 4th and 5th , and March 3rd, 4th and 10th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is February 10th.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference January 20th [Agenda] (a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage) and March 17th and April 28th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for February 5th.

Friday, January 16, 2015

What Wisconsin Can Learn from Illinois' Fiscal Predicament

Commentary by Jay Miller at Wisconsin Policy Research Institute

Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations - Event Audio/Video

Federalist Society 17th Annual Faculty Conference video featuring William Baude, Charles Korsmo, Minor Myers, Christopher Newman, Christopher J. Walker, Kevin Walsh, James Lindgren, Keith N. Hylton, and Richard W. Garnett

Seventh Circuit Uses Rule 9(b) to Dismiss False Claims Act Case

Eric G. Pearson, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, posted at Wisconsin Appellate Law.

Supreme Court Oral Argument: 'State v. Daniel'

Video at WisconsinEye
"On January 9, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in State of Wisconsin v. Roddee W. Daniel at the Wisconsin State Capitol".

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WILL Comments on Accountability Bill

Tom Kamenick posted January 8th at Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.
"Yesterday, certain legislators circulated a proposed bill designed to impose more robust “accountability” measures on schools in Wisconsin, including those participating in the school choice program. While accountability in education is a worthy goal, the proposed legislation strengthens the state Department of Public Instruction’s grip on school choice – expanding both its power and the discretion with which it can exercise that power. By history and design, DPI has always been hostile to school choice."

Jon Wilcox backs election of chief justice on state Supreme Court

Patrick Marley reported at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Affordable Care Act Subsidies Debate - Event Audio/Video

Federalist Society 17th Annual Faculty Conference video featuring Jonathan H. Adler and Nicholas Bagley, moderated by Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz

Donald J. Kochan 'Gridlock is Good' January 15th 2015

[latest posts follow this event notice]

Donald J. Kochan will speak on 'Gridlock is Good: The Founders Vision, Cost-Enhancing Rules, Prudent Barriers to Legislation, and the Checks on Interest Group Behavior' at a Noon luncheon Thursday, January 15, 2015, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

Mr. Kochan is Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. He has been a frequent contributor to publications and participant in events of the Federalist Society.

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 January 12, 2015. 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 Judicial Council Meeting Agenda for January 16, 2015

Along with the agenda are notices of committee meetings that day and February 10, 2015.

Supreme Court Oral Argument: 'State v. Kempainen'

Video at WisconsinEye
"On January 8, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the [case of] State of Wisconsin v. Brian S. Kempainen at the Wisconsin State Capitol."

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Supreme Court candidate has no opinion on retirement age

Scott Bauer of the Associated Press reported at Wisconsin Law Journal

The Executive Power to Not Enforce the Law - Event Audio/Video

Federalist Society 17th Annual Faculty Conference video featuring Lee Liberman Otis, Daniel B. Rodriguez, John C. Harrison, Gillian E. Metzger, Zachary Price, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, and Tara Grove

When Lawyers Help Write the Laws, Everyone Wins

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

Supreme Court Oral Argument: 'State v. Hurley'

Video at WisconsinEye "On January 8, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in State of Wisconsin v. Joel M. Hurley at the Wisconsin State Capitol."

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Judge retirement age bill still in flux

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

College Admissions and Affirmative Action - Podcast

Federalist Society Practice Group Podcast featuring Edward Blum, and William Consovoy

Concurrences, Dissents, and Efficiency

Alan Ball posted at SCOWstats,
"if the new rules are enforced in their current form, they will indeed reduce the number of days between oral argument and opinion filing. And if a correlation persists between this reduction and a smaller number of concurrences and dissents per decision, it can be illustrated beyond a doubt by the end of the term."

Supreme Court Oral Argument: 'Oneida Seven Generations Corp. v. City of Green Bay'

Video at WisconsinEye
"On January 8, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Supreme Court Oral Argument: Oneida Seven Generations Corporation v. City of Green Bay at the Wisconsin State Capitol."

Monday, January 12, 2015

Daley, Bradley set to square off for state Supreme Court

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

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Update - January 2015 - Podcast

Federalist Society Practice Group Podcast featuring Wayne A. Abernathy and Julius L. Loeser.

Hamilton Political Tidbits- January 5, 2015

Prepared by the Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Rewind - January 5-9

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

Case digests, discipline summaries - January 2015

In the latest issue of Wisconsin Lawyer:

Capitol Roundtable: Inauguration Preview

Video at WisconsinEye "... Senior Producer Steve Walters hosted a Capitol Roundtable to preview the Inauguration festivities at the Wisconsin State Capitol and what to look forward to in the upcoming legislative session."

Wisconsin appellate court week January 12th-16th 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 January 14th [see Calendar and Synopses] (a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage) and February 3rd, 4th and 5th, and March 3rd, 4th and 10th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference March 17th and April 28th .

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for February 5th.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

More Confusion in Wisconsin's Supreme Court?

Thomas L. Shriner, Jr. of Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, at Wisconsin Appellate Law

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

US high court to adopt e-filing

The Associated Press reported at Wisconsin Law Journal.

Wisconsin appellate court week January 5th-9th 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 January 8th, 9th and 14th (a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage) and February 3rd, 4th and 5th, and March 3rd, 4th and 10th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference March 17th and April 28th .

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for February 5th.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Faculty Conference Livestream Saturday January 3rd

Live video from this year's Federalist Society Faculty Conference in Washington, DC, is scheduled to be available here, with an indicated start time of 8:00 AM Central for a panel on executive power, and Noon Central for a debate on the Affordable Care Act's subsidies.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mandatory judicial retirement ages are only ageist if you're old

Chris Rickert opines at the Wisconsin State Journal.

2014 at the 7th Cir.: So Many Posner Benchslaps

William Peacock posted at FindLaw 7th Circuit blog.

Rewind: A Year in Review

Video at WisconsinEye,
"... Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross counted down the top 10 political news stories of 2014 ...."

Monday, December 29, 2014

Showcase Panel IV: ROUNDTABLE: Is the Future of the American Dream Bright? - Event Video

2014 National Lawyers Convention video featuring Rachel Brand, Lanny J. Davis, Neal K. Katyal, Charles Murray, and Karlyn Bowman

Wisconsin appellate court week December 29th 2014-January 2nd 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 January 8th, 9th and 14th and February 3rd, 4th and 5th, and March 3rd, 4th and 10th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference March 17th and April 28th .

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for February 5th.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Engage Volume 15, Issue 2

Published at the Federalist Society.
"Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups provides original scholarship on current, important legal and policy issues. It is a collaborative effort, involving the hard work and voluntary dedication of each of the organization’s fifteen Practice Groups. Through its publication, these Groups aim to contribute to the marketplace of ideas in a way that is collegial, measured, and insightful—to spark a higher level of debate and discussion than we often see in today’s legal community..."

Seventh Annual Rosenkranz Debate - RESOLVED: Indiscriminate Collection of American Phone Records Violates the Fourth Amendment - Event Video

2014 National Lawyers Convention video, featuring Michael B. Mukasey and Nadine Strossen, moderated by Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, and introduced by Eugene B. Meyer

Lessons for Law Reform Litigators

Alan Morrison in the latest issue of th The Green Bag
"To many, persuading super lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies to represent the challengers of Prop 8 seemed like the most significant part of the story and the critical lesson: get marquee and bipartisan names on your side. But to me, the District Judge Vaughn Walker’s insistence on holding a trial, with live witnesses on both sides, was the best thing for the plaintiffs and the worst news for the defenders of Prop 8."
(pp. 63-64)

Milwaukee's Quiet Crisis: 10 years later

George Lightbourn and Stephen Agostini in the latest WPRI Report

Deisinger and Lyons Accept Bids for State Bar President-elect, Candidates for Treasurer and Judicial Council Announced

Joe Forward reported at WisBar News

State high court to take up some Doe cases

The Associated Press reported in the Wisconsin Law Journal.