Monday, June 16, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Mon June 16th

Upcoming 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

Municipal Property Taxes Rise 2.0%, Outpacing Schools and Counties; Net Property Tax Collections Increase 1.4% to $9.86 Billion, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance

New state VA patients wait longest in Madison, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Green Bay Press-Gazette (via WisPolitics)

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Baby Boomers’ Impact on Small Business Formation, by Michael Stefanick, Risk Management

MobCraft Beer is first to tap Wisconsin's 'crowdfunding' experiment, by Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sports law: Trial could turn world upside down for NCAA, by Todd Jones, The Columbus Dispatch (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Supreme Court of Delaware Finds Fee-Shifting Bylaws Permissible and the Potential Delaware Legislative Response, by Garrett F. Bishop and Mark T. Plichta, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Criminal Law & Procedure

Court did not erroneously exercise discretion in disposition of TPR case, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Dwayne F., Jr., 2014AP595

Rethinking the War on Drugs, Conference videos, 7th Circuit Bar Association

Environmental Law & Property Rights

State OKs permit to triple Enbridge oil pipeline capacity, by Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

EPA Says It Will Take Climate Change Into Account When Funding Great Lakes Cleanup Projects, by Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio (via The Wheeler Report)

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Judge ends gay marriage ban, but stops weddings for now, by Jason Stein, Patrick Marley and Dana Ferguson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On gay marriage, one liberal judge thwarted will of the people, by Julaine K. Appling, and Independent judges protect 'we the people', by Juan B. Colas, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

What's Next After the Gay Marriage Decision? by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin

[U.S.] Supreme Court has 17 cases to decide by June's end, by Mark Sherman, Associated Press (via Althouse)

A '[Non]essential Limit on Our Power'" Standing Doctrine and Judicial Restraint in 'Hollingsworth v. Perry', 133 S. Ct. 2652 (2013), Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 37 – Issue 1

Intellectual Property

This Tomayto Is Not A Tomahto: Differentiating Monopolies and Exclusive Patent Rights, IP Insights, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison

International & National Security Law

7th Circuit holds do-over after secret hearing was recorded but public argument wasn’t, by Martha Neil, ABA Journal

Labor & Employment Law

Halifax: Employment Agreements Evoke Stark Law Exposure, by Heather L. Fields and Nicole S. Rosen, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

Pressure Mounts Against Fast-Food and Retail Industries to Increase the Minimum Wage, as Strikes and Protests Increase, by Robert W. Mulcahy and Carlos R. Pastrana-Torres, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee


Advance eSheet June 2-6, 2014, Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Under 'unique facts of this case,' failure to report felony conviction to OLR in writing 'too technical to justify imposition of legal consequences', On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Johns, 2014 WI 32 (2011AP2760-D)

5 Tips to Love and Live with Your Blog, by Jessica C. Mederson, Hansen Reynolds Dickinson Crueger LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lawyer

Library initiative helps serve the needs of self-represented litigants, Wisconsin Court System

Religious Liberties

When Good People Disagree: The Case of the Amish and State Building Codes, by Sen. K. Vinehout, Uppity Wisconsin (via WisOpinion)