Friday, August 23, 2019

What is the Federalist Society?

Law school classes are about to resume. In this video "Students, lawyers, and faculty describe how their ideas about the law and their careers have been shaped by being a part of the Federalist Society."

Monday, August 19, 2019

Wisconsin appellate court week August 19th-23rd 2019

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

September 11th Judge Don Willett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will deliver this year's Judge Rudolph T. Randa Lecture, University Club, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (save the date)

November 14th-16th National Lawyers Convention, Washington DC, DC Young Lawyers Chapter, Washington DC Lawyers Chapter, and Capitol Hill Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)


Supplement to last week

An Update on Fourth-Amendment Cases: 2017-18 and 2018-19, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Justice Hagedorn Investiture Ceremony, WisconsinEye

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases, Wisconsin Court System

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions include those scheduled for hearing or conference

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- October 2019 (October 7-16, 2019)
- November 2019 (November 4-13, 2019)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Wisconsin appellate court week August 12th-16th 2019

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

September 11th Judge Don Willett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will deliver this year's Judge Rudolph T. Randa Lecture, University Club, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (save the date)

November 14th-16th National Lawyers Convention, Washington DC, DC Young Lawyers Chapter, Washington DC Lawyers Chapter, and Capitol Hill Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Court of Appeals Orders of Published Opinions - July 2019, 2019 WI App 34-38, Wisconsin Court System

Supreme Court Monthly Statistical Report - July 2019, Wisconsin Court System

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- October 2019 (October 7-16, 2019)
- November 2019 (November 4-13, 2019)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Wisconsin appellate court week August 5th-9th 2019

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

September 11th Judge Don Willett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will deliver this year's Judge Rudolph T. Randa Lecture, University Club, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (save the date)

November 14th-16th National Lawyers Convention, Washington DC, DC Young Lawyers Chapter, Washington DC Lawyers Chapter, and Capitol Hill Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Stare Decisis and Fractured Majorities, by Daniel Suhr, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Supreme Court Digest, and
Court of Appeals Digest, by Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer, Marquette University Law School, and
Lawyer Discipline, Office of Lawyer Regulation,
Wisconsin Lawyer - July 2019

Conservatives ask state Supreme Court to block Gov. Tony Evers' budget vetoes, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [Petition and Supporting Memorandum]

The Third Branch, spring/summer 2019, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system

Conservative-Backed Judge Brian Hagedorn Sworn Into Wisconsin Supreme Court: Hagedorn Begins 10-Year Term On State's Highest Court, by Laurel White, Wisconsin Public Radio

Republican lawmakers sue Democratic attorney general in fifth lame-duck lawsuit, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- October 2019 (October 7-16, 2019)
- November 2019 (November 4-13, 2019)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Friday, August 2, 2019

Did In-Chambers Concerns Help Derail a Supreme Court Nominee's Confirmation?

"The Circuit Justice Is a Very Important Person" Did In-Chambers Concerns Help Derail a Supreme Court Nominee's Confirmation? by Ira Brad Matetsky in the Introduction to Journal of In-Chambers Practice, Vol. 3, No. 1

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Haves of Procedure

Ion Meyn, University of Wisconsin Law School, in William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 60, 2019, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1476; at SSRN.
Abstract

In litigation, “haves” and “have-nots” battle over what procedures should govern. Yet, much greater hostilities have been avoided—a war between the “haves” themselves. “Criminal haves” (prosecutors) and “civil haves” (institutional players) litigate in separate territories and under different sets of rules. This is good, for them, because they have incompatible objectives. This Article contends that protecting the “haves” from each other has profoundly influenced the development of procedure in the United States.

The “haves” reap significant benefits in being insulated from each other as they seek rules responsive to their unique preferences. A “criminal have” seeks easy access to the forum and thus prefers a permissive pleading standard. In contrast, a “civil have” seeks to impede a plaintiff from bringing suit and thus prefers a demanding pleading standard. As to discovery, “criminal haves,” possessing actionable facts and seeking to control the pretrial distribution of information, resist discovery and judicial involvement. In contrast, “civil haves” often need information to pursue legal objectives, and thus prefer a formal discovery phase, along with the option of judicial intervention to temper instances of discovery abuse. The procedural divide allows the “haves” to achieve these otherwise incompatible objectives.

In the absence of a procedural divide, “criminal haves” and “civil haves” would engage in contestation over what rules govern litigation. This Article suggests that, should civil and criminal litigants be subject to the same rules, as initially proposed during federal reform in the 1940s, the introduction of litigants into a unified forum would result in a fairer approach to procedure, mitigate existing inequalities, and accomplish some litigation objectives of the “havenots.”

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Wisconsin appellate court week July 29th-August 2nd 2019

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

August 1st cocktail reception, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (by invitation)

November 14th-16th National Lawyers Convention, Washington DC, DC Young Lawyers Chapter, Washington DC Lawyers Chapter, and Capitol Hill Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Conservative Group Seeks To End Requirement For Lawyers To Join Wisconsin State Bar, by Latoya Dennis, WUWM

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- October 2019 (October 7-16, 2019)
- November 2019 (November 4-13, 2019)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Friday, July 26, 2019

Judging Power Plays in the American States

Miriam Seifter of the University of Wisconsin Law School at the Texas Law Review, Vol. 97, 2019, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1480, at SSRN.
Abstract

Around the country, officials in “purple” states are waging high-stakes battles in which they alter government institutions for partisan advantage. Lame-duck legislatures have divested newly elected executive-branch officials of their power, and governors have unilaterally claimed new authority over appointments or elections. In other instances, state officials have boldly leveraged existing powers: one governor line-item vetoed the state legislature’s entire operating budget, and another state legislature impeached its entire supreme court. If federal officials are playing “hardball,” state governments are playing hand grenades.

Commentators to date have largely viewed these developments in political terms, as evidence of eroding democracy. This Essay, prepared for a symposium on “Reclaiming—and Restoring—Constitutional Norms,” urges another lens: the recent power plays raise significant, justiciable questions of state constitutional law. Indeed, state courts have begun to decide these cases, despite apparent misgivings and dissenting opinions regarding the conflicts’ political nature.

The Essay describes this growing body of case law and identifies its common features. Zooming out from the outcomes of the lawsuits, the Essay highlights a set of more systemic implications: power play litigation is dialogue-forcing in a state realm that needs dialogue. In addition to providing healthy friction against power plays, state litigation spurs media coverage, social movement mobilization, and public conversation about constitutions that are otherwise low salience and about power plays that transpired quickly. This litigation-fostered dialogue also serves the separation-of-powers value of bringing multiple different perspectives and modes of argument to bear on state decision-making. In flagging this benefit, the Essay does not attempt a full normative analysis or attempt to weigh these benefits against inevitable costs. It simply suggests that, as the full picture takes shape, we should be watching to see whether adjudicating power plays can help to foreground the role of state constitutions in state governance.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Importance of Proper Citation and Research Technique

Big Trouble in Little Print: The Importance of Proper Citation and Research Technique, by Shannon Russell, 22 Green Bag 2d 17

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Wisconsin appellate court week July 22nd-26th 2019

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

August 1st cocktail reception, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (by invitation)

November 14th-16th National Lawyers Convention, Washington DC, DC Young Lawyers Chapter, Washington DC Lawyers Chapter, and Capitol Hill Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)


Supplement to last week

The Supreme Court’s 2018-19 Term: Some Initial Impressions, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Kelly outraises challengers for Wisconsin Supreme Court seat, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 2018-19, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

A justice’s legacy: With Shirley Abrahamson's retirement, local women in law reflect on changing landscape, by Briana Reilly, The Capital Times

Hagedorn, Neubauer set spending record in court race, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

The 2018-19 Term: Some More Impressions–and a Paradox, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- October 2019 (October 7-16, 2019)
- November 2019 (November 4-13, 2019)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Friday, July 19, 2019

Personal Jurisdiction Based on the Location of a Server

Personal Jurisdiction Based on the Location of a Server: Chinese Territorialism in the Internet Era? by Jie (Jeanne) Huang, Wisconsin International Law Journal, Volume 36, Issue 1, p. 87.

ABSTRACT
Whether a court can exercise personal jurisdiction based on the location of a server in internet1 tort cases is a controversial issue. Its significance comes from the paradox that the internet is de-localized because it is ubiquitous, but servers are indispensable to the internet and every server has a geographic location. Since 2001, Chinese law has allowed courts to exercise personal jurisdiction solely based on the location of a server or other computing equipment in intellectual property infringement cases. Recently, it has extended this jurisdiction rule to all internet torts. This paper asks whether the location of a server should be considered the place where the tort occurs and whether this territorial-based jurisdiction rule can suffice its public-law legislative goal. It may enrich current research about technology-mediated legal challenges to private international law in two aspects. Firstly, it conducts a broad international survey by looking into laws in China, the U.S., Australia and the EU. It also analyzes where the tort occurs when servers are owned by an infringer, a third party or an infringee in domain name registration, service outsourcing, platform, cloud computing, commercial spams, etc. It concludes that in legal theory, the location of the server is not the place where an internet tort occurs. Secondly, by analyzing China’s experience, it argues that, in the internet era, states have to look for private-international-law tools to advance their public policy claims. However, the practice shows that the territorial-based jurisdiction rule is limited in fulfilling its pubic-law legislative goal.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Escalating Legal Consequences of Committing a “Violent” Crime

Third-Class Citizenship: The Escalating Legal Consequences of Committing a “Violent” Crime, by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School, at 109 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 165 (2019).
Abstract:

For many years, American legislatures have been steadily attaching a wide range of legal consequences to convictions — and sometimes even just charges — for crimes that are classified as “violent.” These consequences affect many key aspects of the criminal process, including pretrial detention, eligibility for pretrial diversion, sentencing, eligibility for parole and other opportunities for release from incarceration, and the length and intensity of supervision in the community. The consequences can also affect a person’s legal status and rights long after the sentence for the underlying offense has been served. A conviction for a violent crime can result in registration requirements, lifetime disqualification from employment in certain fields, and a loss of parental rights, among many other “collateral consequences.” While a criminal conviction of any sort relegates a person to a kind of second-class citizenship in the United States, a conviction for a violent crime increasingly seems even more momentous — pushing the person into a veritable third-class citizenship.

This article provides the first systematic treatment of the legal consequences that result from a violence charge or conviction. The article surveys the statutory law of all fifty states, including the diverse and sometimes surprisingly broad definitions of what counts as a violent crime. While the article’s aims are primarily empirical, concerns are raised along the way regarding the fairness and utility of the growing length and severity of sentences imposed on “violent” offenders and of the increasingly daunting barriers to their reintegration into society.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Wisconsin appellate court week July 15th-19th 2019

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

August 1st cocktail reception, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (by invitation)

November 14th-16th National Lawyers Convention, Washington DC, DC Young Lawyers Chapter, Washington DC Lawyers Chapter, and Capitol Hill Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Pax Americana Institute: Justice-Elect Hagedorn, audio/video, WisconsinEye

Kelly: Beware of judges looking to legislate from bench by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

GOP proposes constitutional amendment limiting veto power, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases, Wisconsin Court System

Private Bar Rate Increase an Historic Investment in Justice, Rotunda Report, State Bar of Wisconsin

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review:

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court 2019 Term:
Calendars and Lists; Argument Calendar:
Argument for
- October 2019 (October 7-16, 2019)
- November 2019 (November 4-13, 2019)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Friday, July 12, 2019

Invisible Stripes: The Problem of Youth Criminal Records

Judith G. McMullen, Marquette University Law School, in the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2018, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 19-07, at SSRN.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Ex-offenders under watch

Special Report at the Badger Institute includes:

Understanding Revocation from Community Supervision: Study examines nearly 200 revocation cases to look for trends and ways to bring down Wisconsin’s high revocation rate, by Cecelia Klingele; and

Community Supervision in Wisconsin: Data analysis provides quantitative look at supervision terms and suggests ideas for reform and future research, by Julie Grace and Patrick Hughes

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Wisconsin appellate court week July 8th-12th 2019

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

August 1st cocktail reception, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (save the date)

November 14th-16th National Lawyers Convention, Washington DC, DC Young Lawyers Chapter, Washington DC Lawyers Chapter, and Capitol Hill Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Wisconsin Supreme Court Dismisses Voluntary Bar Petition, WisBar News

Supreme Court Statistical Report - June 2019, Wisconsin Court Systme

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conferences on pending petitions for review are

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court 2018 Term:
Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The New Parentheticals

Michael S. Kwun at The Green Bag (22 Green Bag 2d 13, Autumn 2018)
"Noted appellate practitioner Jack Metzler last year proposed that we use the parenthetical '[cleaned up)' to indicate the omission of 'messy quotation marks, ellipses, etc.' from a quoted authority.{footnote omitted] This idea has taken hold, appearing in over 100 judicial opinions.[footnote omitted. And for good reason... ."

"But why stop at one new parenthetical? Let a thousand flowers bloom!"[footnote omitted]...

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Wisconsin appellate court week July 1st-5th 2019

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

August 1st cocktail reception, Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter (save the date)

November 14th-16th National Lawyers Convention, Washington DC, DC Young Lawyers Chapter, Washington DC Lawyers Chapter, and Capitol Hill Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Justices say governor should oversee school policy, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Court of Appeals Published Orders - June 2019, Wisconsin Court System, 2019 WI App 27-32

SCOTUS decides Mitchell v. Wisconsin–vacates judgment and remands case for a hearing! On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender

Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 1974-75, by Alan Ball, Marquette University, SCOWstats

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Laws Limiting Governor and Attorney General Powers, by Andrew C. Cook, Hamilton Consulting Group LLC, Madison, at The Federalist Society

Wisconsin Democrats drop gerrymandering case as Republicans say they may seek fees for taxpayers, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court 2018 Term:
Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Wisconsin Governor’s Partial Veto

Richard A. Champagne, Staci Duros, and Madeline Kasper, Legislative Reference Bureau, in the latest issue of Reading the Constitution, Volume 4, Number 1.

This and all back issues can be found at the Legislative Reference Bureau.

Also of interest from LRB, its series Legislating in Wisconsin.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Closer To The People Is Better: A Response To Professor Miriam Seifter’s Article Further From The People

Daniel R. Suhr responds, at WLR Forward, to University of Wisconsin Law Professor Miriam Seifter's article Further from the People? The Puzzle of State Administration, 93 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 107, 110 (2018).

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Wisconsin appellate court week June 24th-28th 2019

Events | Courts last week | Courts this week

Upcoming Federalist Society events include

November 14th-16th National Lawyers Convention, Washington DC, DC Young Lawyers Chapter, Washington DC Lawyers Chapter, and Capitol Hill Chapter (save the date)

April 25th Inaugural Midwestern Lawyers Chapters Conference, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois, presented by the Chicago, St. Louis, and Jefferson City Lawyers Chapters (save the date)


Supplement to last week

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts five new cases, Wisconsin Court System

Will Sues to End Mandatory State Bar Membership, Dues, Press Release, Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, justices and governors pay tribute to Shirley Abrahamson, by Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Help Set Wisconsin Court System Priorities: Take the Critical Issues Survey 2020-22 by July 8, Inside Track, State Bar of Wisconsin

Chief Judge Morrison selected to chair Committee of Chief Judges, Wisconsin Court System

June 21, 2019 Meeting Agenda, Wisconsin Judicial Council

State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors Positions, Bill Track 50, 2019-2020 Regular Session

This week:

Here are the lists of the Wisconsin Court System's links to:

as they are posted.

Supreme Court pending cases and pending disciplinary complaints include those scheduled for oral argument:

Dates set aside for arguments but to which specific cases have not yet been scheduled can be found on the Yearly Oral Argument Schedule - 2019/2020 Term.

Next conference on pending petitions for review is

Pending rules petitions (none currently scheduled for hearing or conference)

The Court of Appeals has oral argument scheduled for


U.S. Supreme Court 2018 Term:
Latest slip opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: this week's Opinions and Unpublished Orders