Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Wed May 28th

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:

Administrative Law & Regulation

EPA Poised to Set Carbon-Emissions Rules for Existing Power Plants, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Does Your Business Make Payments to Foreign Entities? Attention: Deadline Approaching for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), by Sarah E. McNally, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee

The Unstoppable Force Meets the Immovable Object: What will be the Outcome of the GMO-Labeling Controversy? by Paul E. Benson, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

OIG Proposes New Civil Monetary Penalty Rules, by John H. Fisher, II, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., Wausau

Civil Rights

The Odd Evolution of the Civil Rights State, by R. Shep Melnick, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 37 – Issue 1, based on his presentation at the 2013 Federalist Society National Student Symposium

Criminal Law & Procedure

John Doe judge sends Scott Walker records back to county for possible release, by Bruce Vielmetti and Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via WisPolitics)

Environmental Law & Property Rights

EPA and ACOE Release Proposed Rule to Define 'Waters of the United States', by Angela A. James, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Federalism & Separation of Powers

The Origins and Meaning of 'Vacancies that May Happen During the Recess' in the Constitution's Recess Appointments Clause, by Robert G. Natelson, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 37 – Issue 1

Free Speech & Election Law

7th Cir. Stays John Doe Ruling, Rules on Wis. Campaign Fin. Laws, by Gabriella Khorasanee, 7th Circuit News and Information Blog

Judge signs off on deal ending donation cap, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Intellectual Property

Ninth Annual Door County Intellectual Property Academy July 17, 2014 - July 18, 2014, Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center, Sturgeon Bay, at Inside Track

International & National Security Law

Lawmakers urge U.S. to shun Brunei in trade talks over sharia law, Reuters (via WisPolitics)

Labor & Employment Law

Wisconsin Enacts Law Limiting Employer Access to Employees’ Personal Social Media Accounts, by Mitchell W. Quick and Steven A. Nigh, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Access to Company Property During Off-Duty Time – No Restrictions, by Dean R. Dietrich, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., Wausau

Safety and Health Audits Can Be a Roadmap for Regulators, by Charles B. Palmer, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Waukesha, Today's General Counsel


Collective and Class Actions are Critical Tools to Helping Employees Enforce Their Rights, by Larry Johnson, Hawks Quindel S.C., Milwaukee

Using Expert Testimony and Survey Data to Defeat Consumer Class Actions, by James D. Smith, Bryan Cave LLP, Phoenix

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Marquette Law School Graduates Challenged to Be Courageous, by Deb Heneghan, WisBar News

Examining the Bar, by Ben Kieffer & Lindsey Moon, Iowa Public Radio (via University of Wisconsin Law School)