Monday, December 5, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week December 5th-9th 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 January 11th, 17th and 19th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing scheduled for hearing or conference January 12th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for December 14th and January 31st.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week November 28th-December 2nd 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 December 2nd (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and January 11th, 17th and 19th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing scheduled for hearing or conference January 12th.

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for December 14th and January 31st.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Marquette Law Review centennial

J. Gordon Hylton posted,
'In December of 1916, Volume 1, Issue # 1 of the Marquette Law Review rolled off the presses. ...'

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Why You Won’t Get Your Day in [Regular] Court

Jed S. Rakoff, a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, includes this among the reasons, at The New York Review of Books.
"But a less-noticed example that actually affects many more average citizens is Congress’s increasing delegation of judicial powers and responsibilities to administrative agencies. Without any obvious support from the Constitution, these agencies, which are branches of the executive, then create their own internal courts, with procedures that bear little resemblance to those found in the judiciary. Furthermore, these administrative courts are run by judges who are selected by, paid by, and subject to review by the administrative agencies themselves. Yet Congress, often at the behest of the president, has given increasing powers to these courts, whose independent status is often doubtful.

"For example, the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 greatly expanded the powers of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s administrative courts, including their power to impose severe monetary penalties on individuals. The SEC in turn has increasingly brought more of its important such cases in its administrative courts, where, not surprisingly, its rate of success is considerably greater than its success rate in federal courts. Thus, in the years between 2010 and 2015, the SEC won 90 percent of its cases in its administrative courts, compared with 67 percent of its cases in federal court.

"For its part, the Supreme Court has greatly limited its effective review of these administrative courts. In particular, the Court’s 1984 decision in Chevron USA v. Natural Resources Defense Council, which severely limited the scope of judicial review of administrative regulations, has been extended to similarly limit judicial review of the decisions of administrative judges in any case where the administrative agency has itself affirmed the decision of its administrative court, which it almost always does. The overall effect, once again, is to deprive ordinary people of meaningful access to regular courts."

Monday, November 21, 2016

Jacqueline (Jacci) Dee, R.I.P.

We have learned of the death of a long-time member of our Federalist Society chapter, Jacqueline (Jacci) Dee. Details of funeral plans are included in her Obituary.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week November 21st-25th 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts eight new cases, Wisconsin Court System

Chief Justice Roggensack delivers State of the Judiciary, Wisconsin Court System

State of the Judiciary: Chief Justice Pushing for Judicial Pay Increases, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

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 December 2nd and January 11th, 17th and 19th.

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

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 November 22nd and December 14th.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week November 14th-18th, 2016

Comparing the Supreme Courts of Wisconsin and its Four Neighbors -- And Massachusetts, by Alan Ball, SCOWstats

Court of Appeals Digest, by Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School, and Lawyer Discipline, Wisconsin Lawyer - November 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 December 2nd and January 11th, 17th and 19th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 14th, followed by December 12th.
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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 November 22nd and December 14th.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week November 7th-11th 2016

Chief Judge Randy R. Koschnick selected as next director of state courts, Wisconsin Court System

2016 Wisconsin State Capitol Ornament "is a replica design of the most prominent features of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room", Wisconsin Historical Society Store (via 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 November 9th, and 10th (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and December 2nd and January 11th, 17th and 19th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 14th.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing November 7th (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for November 22nd.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Changes and Opportunity for Comment by November 7, 2016


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week October 31st-November 4th 2016

Relentless: A hard-driving pioneer, Justice Shirley Abrahamson inspires both admiration and resentment, by Katelyn Ferral, The Capital Times

Walker appoints Milwaukee judge to appeals court, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Following the Law: Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley is out to prove that voters got it right, by Sunny Schubert, Wisconsin Interest

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 November 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 10th (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and December 2nd.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 14th.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing November 7th (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available; WisconsinEye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;)

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Changes and Opportunity for Comment by November 7, 2016


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Uniformity Clause, Wisconsin Constitution, Article VIII, Section 1

Joe Kreye, legal services manager of the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, with the second in the series on Reading the Constitution.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

One Government, Three Branches, Five Controversies: Separation of Powers Under Presidents Bush and Obama

Hallows Lecture by Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the Fall 2016 issue of Marquette Lawyer, along with with Comments: In Defense of a Little Murkiness, by Paul D. Clement, of Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, D.C., and Walking in the Long Shadow of Justice Jackson, by Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week October 24th-28th 2016

State law library named in honor of retired Justice 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 October 26th, (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and November 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 10th and December 2nd.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 14th.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference October 24th (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;) WisconsinEye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;)

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Changes and Opportunity for Comment by November 7, 2016


Wisconsin Judicial Council:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Rules of Proceedings Clause, Wisconsin Constitution, Article IV, Section 8

Richard A. Champagne, chief and general counsel of the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, with the first in the series on Reading the Constitution.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week October 17th-21st 2016

Court of Appeals Digest, by Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer, Marquette University Law School, Wisconsin Lawyer - October 2016

Comparing the Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa Supreme Courts–Part 2, 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 18th, 20th and 26th, (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and November 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 10th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is November 14th.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference October 24th (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;) .

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Changes and Opportunity for Comment by November 7, 2016


Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • next meeting October 21st;
  • latest posted agenda for meeting October 21st, with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee December 13th;
  • latest posted minutes for meeting June 24th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WILL's 'Center for Competitive Federalism' October 20, 2016

[latest posts follow this event notice]

Mario Loyola, Jake Curtis and Richard M. Esenberg of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty will speak on its 'Center for Competitive Federalism' at a Noon luncheon Thursday, October 20th, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

The cost to attend, for those who reserve by October 17th, 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.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week October 10th-14th 2016

Public Records Cases Among Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Docket for 2016-17, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

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 October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th, (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and November 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 10th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is October 10th, followed by November 14th.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference October 24th .

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Changes and Opportunity for Comment by November 7, 2016


Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • next meeting October 21st;
  • latest posted agenda for meeting September 16th, with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee September 13th and October 11th;
  • latest posted minutes for meeting June 24th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

State Bar Policy Positions 2016

ICYMI, here are the State Bar's current policy positions. [pdf, 33 pages]

There's background at the Bar website.

BTW there were 35 pages for 2015, 40 pages for 2014, and 39 pages for 2013.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week October 3rd-7th 2016

Comparing the Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa Supreme Courts–Part 1, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, 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 October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th, and November 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 10th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference October 24th .

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for October 4th.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Changes and Opportunity for Comment by November 7, 2016


Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • latest posted agenda for meeting September 16th, with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee September 13th and October 11th;
  • latest posted minutes for meeting June 24th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Law and Policy Review (through September 30)

We're trying this with embedded tweets rather than links.






Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week September 26th-30th 2016

At the Wisconsin Judicial Commission website it appears the information about the Justice Prosser Complaint - 2012AP566-J has been taken down.

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 October 13th, 18th, 20th and 26th, and November 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 10th.

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

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference October 24th .

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for October 4th.



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Changes and Opportunity for Comment by November 7, 2016


Wisconsin Judicial Council:
  • latest posted agenda for meeting September 16th, with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee September 13th and October 11th;
  • latest posted minutes for meeting June 24th;
  • latest Projects Update - January 2015.