Friday, June 20, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Fri June 20th

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

Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Johnson Lawsuit on July 7, press release, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, on Johnson v. OPM (via The Wheeler Report)

Council of State Governments Provides Recommendations for Student Discipline, by Kevin J.T. Terry, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

Supreme Court Rules that Competitors Can Challenge Advertising that is False or Misleading Even if it Complies with Federal Food and Beverage Labeling Laws, by Jeffrey H. Brown, Chicago, and Katrina G. Hull, Milwaukee, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, National Law Review

Why Lyft is a perfect fit for Madison, by Travis VanderZanden, Wisconsin State Journal (via WisOpinion)

Criminal Law & Procedure

Conviction for Sawed-Off Shotgun Sticks in Search and Seizure Case, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on State v. Kirby, 2013AP896-CR

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Voter ID, Act 10 are Currently the Most Litigated Legislation in Wisconsin Courts, MacIver News Service, Right Wisconsin

The Case for Judicial Review of Direct Democracy, by Elise Hofer (with a preface by Suzanna Sherry), New Voices, Volume 1, Issue 1

Financial Services & E-Commerce

U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Inherited IRAs Not Protected by Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions, by Ann Ustad Smith, Madison, and Bradley J. Kalscheur, Milwaukee, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Wisconsin’s New Trust Code, Menn Law Firm Ltd, Appleton

Free Speech & Election Law

John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme', by Patrick Marley, Daniel Bice and Dave Umhoefer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jon Erpenbach drops appeal in email open records case, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on MacIver Institute for Public Policy Inc. v. Erpenbach (2013AP1187)

Labor & Employment Law

Employees Paid Improperly When Employers Misunderstand What Counts as 'Work', by Timothy Maynard, Hawks Quindel S.C., Milwaukee

Telecommunications & Electronic Media

Canadians Have a Right to Online Anonymity, Nation’s Top Court Rules, by Jacob Gershman, Law Blog, Wall Street Journal (via BigInto)