Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Criminal Law & Procedure (through Feb 4)

Court of Appeals certifies four questions on new ch. 980 discharge standard, State Public Defender, On Point blog

Seventh Circuit: Wisconsin Can Use GPS to Track Child Sex Offender for Life, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

7th Cir. Rejects 'Light' Sentence for Violent Sheriff's Deputy, by Casey C. Sullivan, FindLaw 7th Circuit News and Information Blog

Court of appeals stumbles over issue preclusion in OWI 2nd case, State Public Defender, On Point blog

Dive into Criminal Justice Data and Statistice with "Hall of Justice" by Kris Turner, Associate Academic Librarian, UW Law School Library, WisBlawg

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Advance eSheet February 1-5, 2016

Weekly tort and insurance update at Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Religious Liberties (through Feb 1)

7th Circuit revives Muslim inmate's suit over Ramadan meals, by Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Proof and Hearsay

Should Religious Organizations Be Able to Receive Neutral Government Funding? by Bryan C. Whitehead, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison

The First Amendment and School Choice - To Fund or Not to Fund? by Alexandra Hudson, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee, WILLblog

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week February 8th-12th 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 February 24th and March 14th and 16th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is March 2nd.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference February 23rd and April 13th.

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.

Wisconsin Judicial Council: next meeting February 19th; latest posted agenda for meeting January 15th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee February 9th); latest posted minutes for meeting December 18th.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Law and Policy Review (through Feb 5) & Preview

2015 Wisconsin Acts 128-148 enacted February 4, 2016

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 722A1, Legislative Reference Bureau

Hamilton Political Tidbits - February 5, 2016, The Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Rewind, WisconsinEye video, "On January 29, 2016, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross looked back at the week that was in politics for January 25-29."

The Wheeler Report, 02/01/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Labor & Employment Law (through Jan 29)

The 2016 Filing Window for New H-1B Petitions is around the Corner, by Kelly M. Fortier, José A. Olivieri, and Kelly R. Rourke, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Who's the boss?: DOL expands joint employer liability, by Rebeca M. Lopez, Godfrey & Kahn Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee, All in a Day’s Work®

DOL Highlights Joint Employer Liability Under FLSA, by Jesse Dill, Walcheske & Luzi LLC, Brookfield, Wisconsin Employment Law Blog

Are Your Supervisors Really Supervisors? by Dean R. Dietrich, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau, The Blue Ink

New Pay Transparency Rules are Now in Effect for Federal Contractors, by Laurie A. Petersen and Samantha J. Wood, Lindner & Marsack S.C., Milwaukee

The Department of Labor is at it Again: DOL’s New Interpretation Makes Joint Employment 'As Broad As Possible' Under FLSA, by Kerry M. Mohan, Madison, and Sean M. Scullen, Michael Aldana, and David B. Kern, Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady LLP

New Proposed EEOC Guidelines on Retaliation, by Kevin J.T. Terry, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau, The Blue Ink

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Criminal Law & Procedure (through Jan 28)

Milwaukee leaders speak out against deadly rise in car thefts, by Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "[Mayor Tom] Barrett, [Police Chief Edward] Flynn and Common Council President Michael Murphy sharply criticized the juvenile justice system that they said does not punish criminals who happen to be young. Murphy said offenders who are repeatedly arrested are quickly released to their families, only to do the same crimes over and over."

Supreme Court Oral Argument: State v. Lagrone, 2013AP1424-CR, WisconsinEye video and Court Synopsis

Supreme Court Oral Arguments: State v. Jackson, 2014AP2238-CR, WisconsinEye video and Court Synopsis

Appeals court upholds university library porn citation, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Supreme Court Okays Plea Withdrawal, No Notice on Immigration Consequences, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

Certification by Court of Appeals, State v. Howes, 2014AP1870-CR, "whether provisions in Wisconsin’s implied consent law authorizing a warrantless blood draw from an unconscious suspect violate the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution."

Administrative Law & Regulation (through Jan 28)

ACA Updates: Important Deadlines and Changes, Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Top 10 Municipal Law Developments of 2015, by Holly Wilson, with Joseph Diedrich, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison, Municipal Law Blog

Doing away with deference? by David Strifling, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Safety First: FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Manufacturers of Interoperable Medical Devices, by Leslie M. Tector, Milwaukee, Jennifer J. Hennessy, Madison, and Sam Magnuson, Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady LLP

Supreme Court Sides with FERC on Wholesale Demand Response, by Daniel L. Sanford, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Waukesha

Delay of Affordable Care Act reporting and Cadillac Tax, by Daniel L. Barnes and Todd M. Cleary, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee [link fixed -ed.]

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Advance eSheet January 25-29, 2016

Weekly tort and insurance update at Wisconsin Defense Counsel.

Docket Watch (through Jan 27)

Court Accepts 12 Cases, Including One on Immigration Status at Sentencing, WisBar News

Formal swearing-in ceremony held for Justice Rebecca G. Bradley, Wisconsin Court System

Official Notices of Wisconsin Supreme Court, State Bar of Wisconsin

Campaign 2016: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Candidate Forum, WisconsinEye, "Candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court participated in a candidate forum sponsored by the Milwaukee Bar Association on January 27, 2016 in Milwaukee."

Monday, February 1, 2016

Environmental Law & Property Rights (through Jan 26)

More Than 190 Countries Agree on Climate Change Pact, by Todd E. Palmer, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Clean tech energy sector gets a congressional boost, by John L. Clancy, Madison, Arthur J. Harrington, Milwaukee, and Jed A. Roher, Madison, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

D.C. Circuit Refuses to Stay Implementation of EPA Clean Power Plan; Legal Challenges to Proceed, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week February 1st-5th 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 February 4th and 24th (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and March 14th and 16th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is February 3rd.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference February 23rd and April 13th.

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.

Wisconsin Judicial Council: next meeting February 19th; latest posted agenda for meeting January 15th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee February 9th); latest posted minutes for meeting December 18th.

Law and Policy Review (through Jan 29)

2015 Wisconsin Act 127 enacted January 26, 2016 [link fixed -ed.]

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 721B, Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind, WisconsinEye video, "On January 29, 2016, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross will looked back at the week that was in politics for January 25-29."

The Wheeler Report, 01/25/2016 on [link fixed -ed.]

WisPolitics, recent posts

Key Reads, RightWisconsin, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Friday, January 29, 2016

Panel Discussion 'Recent Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States' January 29, 2016

[latest posts follow this event notice]

The panel discussion on 'Recent Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States' takes place at a Noon luncheon Friday, January 29, 2016, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

The panelists are:

Free Speech & Election Law (through Jan 29)

Supreme Court allows DAs to intervene in John Doe case, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Decoding the Maze Part 2: Wisconsin Overhauls Campaign Finance Laws, by Michael B. Wittenwyler and Jodi E. Jensen, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Madison, Inside Track

Two Presidential Candidates: Consistent Treatment? by Seth Barrett Tillman, The New Reform Club

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust (through Jan 22)

Birth of the 'LLC' SOP? by Andrew J. Bezouska, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison [link fixed -ed.]

Basics & Beyond: An Annotated List for Startups #1-3, by Joe Boucher and Drew Coursin, Neider & Boucher S.C., Madison

Investment Management Legal and Regulatory Update - January 2016, by Christopher M. Cahlamer, Carol A. Gehl, Susan M. Hoaglund and Kristen A. Irgens, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Criminal Law & Procedure (through Jan 20)

No Miranda Warning but Appeals Court Upholds Use of Incriminating Statements, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

Supreme Court Oral Argument: State v. Salinas, 2013AP2686-CR, WisconsinEye video and Synopsis

Supreme Court Oral Argument: State v. Sulla, 2013AP2316-CR, WisconsinEye video and Synopsis

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week January 25th-29th 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 25th (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and February 4th and 24th and March 14th and 16th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is February 3rd.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference February 23rd.

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.

Wisconsin Judicial Council: next meeting February 19th; latest posted agenda for meeting January 15th, (with notice of Appellate Procedure Committee and Evidence & Civil Procedure Committee meetings that day, and of Criminal Procedure Committee February 9th); latest posted minutes for meeting December 18th.

Law and Policy Review (through Jan 22) & Preview

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 721A3, Legislative Reference Bureau

Rewind, WisconsinEye video, "On January 22, 2016, Senior Producer Steve Walters and Wispolitics editor, JR Ross, presented a summary of the week's news."

Hamilton Political Tidbits - January 22, 2016, The Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

The Wheeler Report, 01/18/2016 on

WisPolitics, recent posts

WisOpinion, recent posts

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Advance eSheet January 11-15, 2015

Weekly tort and insurance update at Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Docket Watch (through Jan 15)

The Wisconsin State Journal - Analysis: Last 6 State Supreme Court Races Attracted $13/2M in Issue Ad Spending, by Cameron Sholty, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee

Courts should let a little sunlight in, by Ed Fallone, Marquette University Law School, Wisconsin Law Journal

Obama nominates Madison lawyer for 7th Circuit vacancy, by Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A 'scent of lawlessness' in the Wisconsin Supreme Court? State Public Defender, On Point blog, JANUARY 12, 2016

Campaign 2016: Judge Joe Donald for Supreme Court, interview by Steve Walters, WisconsinEye video

Kloppenburg outraising Donald for Wisconsin Supreme Court, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Campaign 2016: Supreme Court Candidate Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg, interview by Steve Walters, WisconsinEye video

Campaign 2016: Supreme Court Candidate Justice Rebecca Bradley, interview by Steve Walters, WisconsinEye video

Supreme Court justice comes in third in campaign fundraising, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wisconsin appellate court week Jan 18th-22nd 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 20th and 25th (see Synopses; a link to live streaming audio of oral arguments is available; Wisconsin Eye has tentatively scheduled video coverage;) and February 4th and 24th.

The next conference on pending petitions for review is February 3rd.

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

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference January 22nd (Agenda; a link to live streaming audio of rule hearings and conferences is available;) and February 23rd.

The Court of Appeals has no oral argument scheduled.

Wisconsin Judicial Council December 18, 2015 Minutes

Law and Policy Review (through Jan 15) & Preview

Things to know as legislators begin end-of-session push, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Newsmakers: Attorney General Brad Schimel, interview by Steve Walters, WisconsinEye video

The Wheeler Report, 01/11/2016 on

Civil Dialogue: Speaker Robin Vos and Minority Leader Peter Barca, hosted by Steve Walters, WisconsinEye video

Key Reads, most recent, RightWisconsin

Rewind - January 15, 2016, with Senior Producer Steve Walters and Wispolitics editor JR Ross, WisconsinEye

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 721A2, Legislative Reference Bureau

WisPolitics, most recent posts