Monday, May 12, 2014

John D'oh

Recent news and comment on free speech and election law:

Photo ID Update – U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman Rules ACT 23 Unlawful – Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Imminent, by Richard Saks, Hawks Quindel S.C.

Judge strikes down Wisconsin John Doe probe, by Walter Olson, Overlawyered;
Why Judge Randa Shut Down the John Doe, by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin (via Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty);
What’s next for now-defunct John Doe probe? by M.D. Kittle, Wisconsin Reporter;
Appeals court temporarily stays Randa's John Doe order, WisPolitics;
Legal wrangling continues over Walker probe, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal;
First Amendment ruling halting campaign spending probe in Wisconsin is back in effect, by Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal;
Appeals court delays Walker’s big win, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal;
Federal judge stops Doe probe again, calls appeal frivolous, by Patrick Marley, Daniel Bice and Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel;
on O'Keefe v. Schmitz (E.D. Wis., 14-C-139)

Federal Judges Lynn Adelman, Rudolph Randa are polar opposites, by Daniel Bice, Jason Stein and John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Deal reached to kill campaign funding limits, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal;
State agrees to cease enforcing state aggregate contribution limits, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty press release, The Wheeler Report;
State agrees to cease enforcing aggregate contribution limits, by Tom Kamenic, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty;
on Young v. Vocke (E.D. Wis., 13-CV-635)

Most Judges Dismiss Solidarity Sing Along Cases, National Lawyers Guild, Madison Chapter, press release, The Wheeler Report

McCutcheon and Act 153 Affect Campaign Financing in Wisconsin, by Michael B. Wittenwyler, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Inside Track