Monday, May 19, 2014

Open records intent; USDOJ eyeing choice; Voter ID appeal; etc.

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

(We've been experimenting with formats for this feature, and here begin a trial of weekday posts with groupings of linked items based on the Federalist Society's Practice Groups. -ed.)

Administrative Law & Regulation

Court ruling may change open records law in Wisconsin: Request can be denied based on intentions, by Taylor W. Anderson, Associated Press, Appleton Post-Crescent, on Ardell v. Milwaukee Board of School Directors, 2013AP1650 (via WisPolitics)

Civil Rights

The DOJ and Wisconsin’s private-school choice program: a storm is brewing, by C.J. Szafir of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee, at The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative, by Christopher M. Cahlamer and Kristen A. Irgens, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Should Obama Blow The Silver Horn The Founding Fathers Left In Case The Country Ever Needed Them? video at The Onion [viewer discretion is advised]

Free Speech & Election Law

Wisconsin Appeals Loss in Voter Identification Lawsuit, by Andrew Harris, Bloomberg News (via The Wheeler Report)

International & National Security Law

Bitcoin: Commerce, Government and Security, with Jim Harper, Chip Poncy, and Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Labor & Employment Law

Spring Cleaning Series: Employee Handbooks, by Jose Carrillo, Quarles & Brady LLP

NLRB Strikes Down Disclaimer Language in Social Media Policy, by Charla Bizios Stevens, DRI Blog


Advance eSheet May 5-9, 2014, Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

2014 National High School Mock Trial Championship Final, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Eve video

Law School Rankings: U.S. News v. SSRN, by Paul Caron, TaxProf Blog (via Federalist Society)

Moot Court elects 2014-15 executive board, UW Law School News

Religious Liberties

In Whose Name We Pray: Restoring the Establishment Clause in 'Town of Greece v. Galloway', by Kenneth A. Klukowski, Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups, Volume 14, Issue 3