Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thur June 12th

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

Who needs a Tax Extenders Bill? It’s only June! by Amy E. Wesner, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

New Medicare Conditions of Participation Provide Some Relief, by Thomas N. Shorter, Madison, and Scott J. Thill, Green Bay, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Fear: The Driver of the Hours-Of-Service Rule, by M. Garner Berry, DRI Blog

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

(Don’t) Go West, Young Entrepreneur, by Paul A. Jones, Venture Best blog, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Criminal Law & Procedure

Challenge to factual basis for restitution order rebuffed, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Hibl, 2013AP2723-CR

Four Wisconsin OWI task force members quit, by Patrick Marley and Dana Ferguson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Newly Proposed CO2 Rules, with Mark W. DeLaquil and David B. Rivkin, Jr., Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Federalism & Separation of Powers

State changes course, says it is processing gay marriage paperwork, by Jason Stein and Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

When Judges Err: Is Confession Good for the Soul? Essay by Andrew D. Hurwitz, Arizona Law Review (56 Ariz. L. Rev. 343, 2014) (via ABA Journal)

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Sixth Circuit-Good Deeds Should Go Unpunished, by Michael Bonasso, Federation Forum


Court of Appeals Rips 'Scandalous' Class Action Settlement, by Justin Lessner, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison, on Eubank v. Pella Corp. (7th Cir., Nos. 13-2091, 13-2133, 13-2136, 13-2162 and 13-2202)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Mich. Task Force Makes a Solid Effort to Clarify and Restrict the State Bar’s Political Advocacy, by Jonathan Keim, Bench Memos, National Review Online

How the Law School Can Succeed - An Invitation, by Sherif Girgis, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 37 – Issue 1, based on his presentation at the Harvard Federalist Society’s conference on "Intellectual Diversity and the Legal Academy" held on April 5,2013, at the Harvard Law School

Addicted to Busy, by Paula Davis-Laack, Davis-Laack Stress and Resilience Institute, Brookfield, Wisconsin Lawyer