Friday, June 13, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Fri June 13th

Milwaukee Chapter events: June 25th Hans von Spakovsky (more); July 17th Jeremy Rabkin; July 23rd summer reception

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Two by Sharkey on the Role of Agencies, by Christopher J. Robinette, TortsProf Blog

On Behalf of U.S. DOJ, DPI Requests Disability Data From Private Schools, by C. J. Szafir, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee

Civil Rights

Group promoting Wisconsin charter schools to disband, by Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

An Ounce of Prevention: Avoiding Liabilities in Asset Purchase Transactions, by Daniel S. Welytok, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee

ESOPs and Financial Advisors, by Timothy L. Stewart, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison

Criminal Law & Procedure

Bond v. U.S. Decided, with John C. Eastman and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Court of appeals clarifies Harris rule that court must impose maximum sentence before applying repeater penalty ehancer, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, State v. Miller, 2013AP2218

In Wisconsin, a life sentence doesn't always mean life: Family of Merrill murder victim struggles with fact that killer could be released, by Shereen Siewert, Daily Herald Media, Stevens Point Journal (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Wisconsin Is Latest State to Toss State Gay-Marriage Ban, by Andrew Harris and Marie Rohde, Bloomberg News, on Wolf v. Walker (W.D. Wis., 14CV64)

The People or the Court: Who Reigns Supreme, How, and Why? by Matthew P. Downer (with a preface by Suzanna Sherry), New Voices, Volume 1, Issue 1

The law & Richard Epstein, by Hadley Arkes, review of The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government, by Richard A. Epstein, The New Criterion

Intellectual Property

Cast in a bad light: The art market and its problem with reproductions, by Daniel Grant, The New Criterion

Labor & Employment Law

Is Six Months Enough? by Dean R. Dietrich, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau


Huffington Post – Wisconsin Asbestos Trust Fund Transparency Law Helps Veterans, Wisconsin Civil Justice Council

Patient Awareness of the Risks of Central Venous Catheters in the Outpatient Setting, by Nasia Safdar, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Medical Foundation Centennial Building; Kurt Mittelstadt, University of Wisconsin - Madison - School of Medicine and Public Health; Elizabeth Anne Jacobs, University of Wisconsin - Madison - School of Medicine and Public Health; and Martha Gaines, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Am J Infect Control 2012 Feb. 40(1): 87-8, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1260, Social Science Research Network

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

I Blame 'The Good Wife' for My Disappointed Clients, by Christopher S. Krimmer, Balisle & Roberson S.C., Madison, Wisconsin Lawyer