Thursday, March 12, 2015

Clarke Forsythe 'How We Got to Roe v. Wade' March 12, 2015

[latest posts follow this event notice]

Clarke Forsythe will speak on 'How We Got to Roe v. Wade:What the Justices’ Papers Reveal' at a Noon luncheon Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

Mr. Forsythe is Senior Counsel, Americans United for Life. Thanks to the generosity of The Bradley Foundation, every attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Mr. Forsythe's book, Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade.

We also have a new method for you to reserve your place for the event. You may visit the event's webpage at EventBrite to reserve your space using your credit card. Attendees who are students or who work for the government or a nonprofit will receive the special rate of $15 if they make their reservation by March 9. All others receive the discounted rate of $20. For RSVPs after March 9, the standard rate of $25 applies for everyone.

Reservations may still be made by printing and mailing the invitation, with payment as described abouve, to: Federalist Society, c/o Robert Driscoll, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Suite 1700, 1000 North Water Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.

Presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hamilton Political Tidbits - February 27, 2015

Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Rewind for 2/23-2/27

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

Wisconsin appellate court week March 2nd-6th 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 March 3rd, 4th and 10th, [see Calendar and Synopses] (a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage), and April 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is March 16th.

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 and 24th and April 15th.

Friday, February 27, 2015

'Campaign Finance Regulation in Wisconsin' (CLE) February 27, 2015

Update: event video.

Marquette University Law School, The Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, and The Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, will present

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATION IN WISCONSIN:
THE LAW AS IT WAS, IS, SHOULD BE, AND WILL BE
Friday, February 27, 2015 8:15 a.m. – 12 noon Marquette University Law School, Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall, 3 CLE credits

  Complimentary, with parking provided, but advance registration with the Law School is required.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Wisconsin appellate court week February 23rd-27th 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 March 3rd, 4th and 10th, and April 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is March 16th.

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 Feb 24th and April 15th.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Documentary Features Attorney and Civil Rights Leader Vel Phillips; Airs Feb. 16

Reported at WisBar News

Hamilton Political Tidbits - February 13, 2015

Prepared by Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Rewind - 2/9-2/13

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

Capitol Roundtable: Budget Review - February 9, 2015

Video at WisconsinEye
"senior producer Steve Walters talked about Governor Walker's Budget Address with local capitol journalists Bob Hague, News Director at Wisconsin Radio Network; Shawn Johnson of Wisconsin Public Radio, and Mary Spicuzza of the Wisconsin State Journal."

Wisconsin appellate court week Feb 16th-20th 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 March 3rd, 4th and 10th, and April 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is March 16th.

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 Feb 24th and April 15th.

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Case for the Electoral College and for its Faithless Elector

This paper by Stephen M. Sheppard is the first from the first first-ever WLR Online Symposium. It comes out of the conference November 7-8, 2014 at the UW Law School on "Is it Time to Rewrite the Constitution?" presented by the Wisconsin Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy.
"Every four years, the cry goes up to destroy the Electoral College. That cry is especially loud in years when a candidate is elected president who receives a minority of the votes. The election of a 'minority president' happened with the election of 2000, but it had happened before. The Electoral College has elected three presidents whom a majority of the voters voted against: Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888, and George W. Bush in 2000. (A fourth president was also elected with a minority of the popular vote—John Quincy Adams in 1824—though that election was by the House of Representatives, the Electoral College not having produced a majority of electors.) Against these recurrent cries are occasional voices of dissent, arguing for one reason or another that majority rule is not the highest value of a republic. So does this Essay, arguing to keep the Electoral College, even were the rest of the Constitution subject to wholesale revision."
Stephen M. Sheppard is Dean and Charles E. CantĂș Distinguished Professor of Law at St. Mary's University School of Law.

State Bar Recognizes Journalists with Golden Gavel Award

Andrea Gage, public relations coordinator, in a State Bar of Wisconsin press release.

Supreme Court Oral Argument: Christ v. Exxon Mobil Corp.' audio/video

Video at WisconsinEye

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Does Experiential Learning Improve JD Employment Outcomes?

Jason W. Yackee of the University of Wisconsin Law School, available for download at Social Science Research Network, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1343
"Abstract:

"This short paper provides an empirical examination of the link between law school experiential (or "skills") learning opportunities and JD employment outcomes. The current 'law school crisis' poses a number of serious challenges to the legal academy, and how law schools should respond is hotly debated. One common suggestion is that law schools should reform their curriculum to emphasize the development of practical skills through experiential learning, rather than emphasize what is described as the impractical, theory- and doctrine-heavy book learning of the traditional law school curriculum. Employers are said to be more likely to hire those with substantial skills training. This paper provides a simple empirical examination of that basic hypothesis. To summarize the paper's key finding: there is no statistical relationship between law school opportunities for skills training and JD employment outcomes. In contrast, employment outcomes do seem to be strongly related to law school prestige."

State Bar Recognizes Broadcast Journalists with Golden Gavel Awards

Andrea Gage, public relations coordinator, in a State Bar of Wisconsin press release.

Supreme Court Oral Argument: 'State v. Herrmann' audio/video

Video at WisconsinEye

Monday, February 9, 2015

Thus endeth the Doe?

Rick Esenberg at Shark and Shepherd

See, also, Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. v. Barland: Permanent Injunction, by Jodi Jensen and Mike B. Wittenwyler, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Madison

Bradley outraises Daley in Supreme Court race

The Associated Press reported in the Wisconsin Law Journal.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics 1996-1997

Alan Ball at SCOWstats

Hamilton Political Tidbits - 2015 State Budget Address - February 4, 2015

Prepared by Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Rewind: Week in Review for 2/2-2/6

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

Wisconsin appellate court week February 9th-13th 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 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 no oral argument scheduled.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rewind - the week of January 26-30

Video at WisconsinEye,
"Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com's JR Ross broke down the week that was in Wisconsin politics"

Wisconsin appellate court week February 2nd-6th 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 (a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage), 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.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Capitol Roundtable - January 26, 2015

Video at WisconsinEye,
"... Senior Producer Steve Walters hosted a Capitol Roundtable show with local Capitol journalists to discuss the state budget shortfall, and Governor Walker's possible run for President."

The Disqualification Clause: An exchange

Via Seth Barrett Tillman
"Benjamin Cassady's article on disqualification has prompted 4 full-length responses with a foreward by Michael Stern (of Point of Order blog). Two of the full-length responses are from historians (Hoffer & Melton), and two are from from legal academics (Kalt & Tillman).

"Our full exchange on the Disqualification Clause and Cassady's article are now posted on the archive on the Quinnipiac Law Review website (and elsewhere). This includes Professor Hoffer's article, which until now has not been available online."

Benjamin Cassady, 'You’ve Got Your Crook, I’ve Got Mine': Why the Disqualification Clause Doesn’t (Always) Disqualify, 32 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 209 (2014), available at Social Science Research Network

Michael Stern, Foreward, An Exchange on the Disqualification Clause, 33 Quinnipiac L. Rev. i (2014) (by invitation), available at Quinnipiac Law Review

Peter Charles Hoffer, The Pleasures and Perils of Presentism: A Meditation on History and Law, 33 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 1 (2014) (invited response to Cassady), available at Quinnipiac Law Review

Brian C. Kalt, The Application of the Disqualification Clause to Congress: A Response to Benjamin Cassady, 'You’ve Got Your Crook, I’ve Got Mine': Why the Disqualification Clause Doesn’t (Always) Disqualify, 33 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 7 (2014) (invited response), available at Social Science Research Network

Buckner F. Melton, Jr., Let Me Be Blunt: In Blount, the Senate Never Said that Senators Aren’t Impeachable, 33 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 33 (2014) (invited response), available at Social Science Research Network

Seth Barrett Tillman, Originalism & The Scope of the Constitution’s Disqualification Clause, 33 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 59-111 (2014) (invited response), available at Social Science Research Network

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"