Monday, June 2, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Mon June 2nd

Milwaukee Chapter events: June 25th Hans von Spakovsky; July 17th Jeremy Rabkin; July 24th summer reception

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Criminal Law & Procedure

Implied consent law covering drivers not arrested for OWI is constitutional; defendant’s consent to blood draw was voluntary, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Padley, (2013AP852-CR, WI App)

Abele to release thousands of pages of emails from Doe probe, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Challenges to 'shaken baby' convictions mounting, by Dee J. Hall, Wisconsin State Journal (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Crack Cocaine, Congressional Inaction, and Equal Protection, by Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 37 – Issue 1

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Wisconsin Same-Sex Marriage Ban Likely To Be Overturned, Political Scientist Says, by Christie Taylor (via The Wheeler Report)

Sticking up for Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban, Wisconsin Radio Network (via WisPolitics)

ACLU opposes gay marriage stay, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Free Speech & Election Law

Sources: Attorney General passes on defending GAB in John Doe cases, by M.D. Kittle, Wisconsin Reporter

Doe Deal Could Limit Free Speech, by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin (via WisOpinion)

Federal judge says his order halting John Doe probe should be clear to prosecutor, by M.D. Kittle, Wisconsin Reporter

International & National Security Law

Wisconsin Delegate Witnesses A Historic Election, by Jennifer Wilson, WBAY, Green Bay (via WisPolitics)

Labor & Employment Law

Is It Legally Necessary to Accommodate a Temporary Medical Condition? Conway Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., Green Bay

Litigation

Simons and Pryor Respond to Wright's Comments on the Restatement of Intentional Torts, by Christopher J. Robinette, TortsProf Blog