Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thur June 19th

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

Sarah Davis discusses health insurance concerns for Wisconsin's newly wedded gay couples, by Kristen Barbaresi, WKOW-TV Madison (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

The Government's War On Cheese, by Kevin Binversie, Right Wisconsin

Criminal Law & Procedure

Exigent circumstances justified warrantless entry into apartment; officer’s earlier steps past the threshold 'irrelevant', on State v. Kirby, 2013AP896-CR

Court upholds forfeiture of parent's car used by UW-Whitewater student in drug sale, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on State v. One 2010 Nissan Altima, 2013AP2176

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Groups that settled Zoo Interchange lawsuit to have voice in future I-94 expansion, by Sean Ryan, Milwaukee Business Journal (via The Wheeler Report)

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Vergara, Cloward and Piven: Judicial activism bites the left, by James Taranto, Best of the Web Today, Wall Street Journal

Financial Services & E-Commerce

US high court: Inherited IRAs not protected in bankruptcy, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on Clark v. Rameker, 13-299

Intellectual Property

Patent Trolls and Wisconsin’s New Anti-Patent Troll Law, by Shubha Ghosh, U.W. Law School, Inside Track

Labor & Employment Law

The Treatment of Adjunct Faculty under Health Care Reform, by Charles P. Stevens, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

NLRB Rules Numerous Portions of Hooters Handbook Violate the NLRA, by Matthew J. Feery, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, Milwaukee

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Transformations in Health Law Practice: The Intersections of Changes in Healthcare and Legal Workplaces, by Louise G. Trubek, University of Wisconsin Law School, Barbara J. Zabawa, Independent, and Paula Galowitz, New York University School of Law, Indiana Health Law Review 2014, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1265, Social Science Research Network

Religious Liberties

Elmbrook and Religion as 'Hazardous Waste', by Jordan Lorence, Bench Memos, National Review Online