Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thur May 29th

Milwaukee Chapter events
Today Jonathan Adler on Obamacare
June 25th Hans von Spakovsky (details to follow)
July 17th Jeremy Rabkin (details to follow)

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Closed Session Agendas – How Much Detail? by Dean R. Dietrich, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., Wausau

EPA Proposes Rule to Assess SO2 Air Quality, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Ruling is real danger to open records, editorial by the Appleton Post-Crescent, via Associated Press, at Wisconsin Law Journal

CMS Changes Meaningful Use Timeline, by John H. Fisher, II, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., Wausau

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Issuer Compliance with Wisconsin’s Equity Crowdfunding Laws a Meticulous Process, by Scott W. Brunner, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., Milwaukeee

Jointly Providing Health Care Fee Information to Payors, by John H. Fisher, II, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., Wausau

Criminal Law & Procedure

Yes, No, and It Depends: Voters in the Middle Could Shape Future of Truth in Sentencing, by Alan J. Borsuk, Marquette Lawyer Magazine

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Phosphorus in Wisconsin: The Clean Waters, Healthy Economy Act, by Angela A. James, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Federalism & Separation of Powers

History and Recent Developments in Same-Sex Marriage Litigation, by Austin R. Nimocks, State Courts Project White Paper, The Federalist Society

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects challenge to state's same-sex marriage ban, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on Halopka-Ivery v. Walker, 2014AP839-OA

Financial Services & E-Commerce

FDIC Issues Advisory to Banks About Potential Pitfalls in D&O Coverage, by Jeffrey Davis, Milwaukee, and Vincent Angermeier, Chicago, Quarles & Brady LLP

Free Speech & Election Law

Conservatives stung by talk of Doe settlement with Walker, By Jason Stein, Patrick Marley and Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Court Enters Judgment Declaring Aggregate Contribution Limits Unconstitutional, by Tom Kamenick, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

Lobbyists to be allowed to make campaign donations during legislative session, by Mary Spicuzza, Wisconsin State Journal (via WisPolitics)

Intellectual Property

Geographical Indicators - A Cheese by Any Other Name, Would it Taste as Good? by Jeffrey D. Peterson, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Labor & Employment Law

Schneider unit to pay $21 million in warehouse workers' lawsuit, by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Burch on Judging Multidistrict Litigation, by Christopher J. Robinette, TortsProf Blog

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

How the Law School Can Succeed--An Invitation, by Sherif Girgis, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 37 – Issue 1, based on his presentation at the Harvard Federalist Society’s conference on "Intellectual Diversity and the Legal Academy" held on April 5, 2013, at the Harvard Law School

Mitten Elected President-Elect of Sports Lawyers Association, by Matthew J. Parlow, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog