Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Tues May 27th pm

Milwaukee Chapter events
May 29th 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 (second of two today due to the Memorial Day observance Monday):

Civil Rights

Here are some more reflections on Brown, by Rick Esenberg, Shark and Shepherd

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Messenger Model Contracting – A Structure of the Past, by John H. Fisher, II, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., Wausau

Criminal Law & Procedure

Police didn’t violate Fifth or Sixth Amendment in taking statement of defendant cited for forfeiture offense, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Lietz, 2013AP1283-CR

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Enbridge oil pipeline expansion plan in state worries environmentalists, by Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Challenges to Wastewater Discharge Permits Must be Directed First to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, by Linda H. Bochert, David A. Crass, Cameron F. Field, Jordan J. Hemaidan, Angela A. James, Michael P. Screnock, and Anna J. Wildeman, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Insurer Files Class Action Climate Change Suit Against Illinois Communities, by Mica Rosenberg, Claims Journal

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Abortion rights advocate calls Wisconsin's admitting privileges law a 'clever tactic', by Jessica VanEgeren, The Capital Times (via The Wheeler Report)

Van Hollen braces for judge to toss gay marriage ban: Action is clear signal attorney general plans appeal, by Patrick Marley And Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via The Wheeler Report)

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Wisconsin Changes Law Regarding Liability of Cardholders Following Unauthorized Use, by John T. Reichert and James A. Sheriff, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee

Don’t Let it Go: Keeping Your Child’s Credit Report Frozen, by John C. Mitby and Jane Crandall, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison

Free Speech & Election Law

How The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals May Have Killed John Doe, by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin (via WisOpinion)

Reclaim free speech from the regulators, by David Blaska, at Blaska's Bring It!, In Business (via WisOpinion)

Ruling loosens limits on some campaign donations, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, at Wisconsin Law Journal

Intellectual Property

Appeals court affirms Kohler generator patent decision, by Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on Generac Power Systems, Inc. v. Kohler Co. (Fed. Cir., No. 2013-1311)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Remarks at Midyear Graduation, by Professor Alan R. Madry, Marquette Lawyer Magazine

Religious Liberties

State voucher program adds six schools, by Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Public Radio (via WisPolitics)

Telecommunications & Electronic Media

Government Must Take Prompt, Decisive Action as Spectrum Deficit Looms for American Consumers, by John M.R. Kneuer and Rachael M. Bender, Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups, Volume 14, Issue 3