Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thur June 5th

Milwaukee Chapter events: June 25th Hans von Spakovsky; July 17th Jeremy Rabkin; July 24th 23rd summer reception (date changed -ed.)

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Is Administrative Law Unlawful? (2014), by Philip Hamburger, Book Forum, Cato Institute, June 5, 2014 12:00PM EDT, 11:00AM CDT, live video

Criminal Law & Procedure

Wisconsin’s New OWI Law: Four Years Later, by Andrew Mishlove and Lauren Stuckert, Mishlove & Stuckert, Glendale, Inside Track

SCOTUS: Using bright-line cutoff IQ score to determine intellectual disability violates Eighth Amendment, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Hall v. Florida (USSC No. 12-10882)

Environmental Law & Property Rights

DNR, Enbridge Surprised By High Level Of Public Interest In Oil Tank Project, by Mike Simonson, Wisconsin Public Radio (via WisPolitics)

‘Placemaking’ plan in WI could lead to government cronyism, experts say, by Adam Tobias, Wisconsin Reporter

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Obama’s War on Vouchers Rolls On: The Obama administration is now trying to strangle school choice in Wisconsin, by Rick Esenberg and C. J. Szafir, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee, National Review Online

The State of State and Municipal Debt, with Sanford Levinson and David Skeel, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Where do zombies come from? by Rick Esenberg, Shark and Shepherd

Free Speech & Election Law

The Real Problem with Citizens United: Campaign Finance, Dark Money, and Shadow Parties, Boden Lecture by Heather K. Gerken, Marquette Lawyer Magazine

Labor & Employment Law

2014 OSHA Initiatives: Temporary Workers, Combustible Dust, Silica and Fall Prevention, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

D.R. Horton Update: Additional Guidance, and Confusion, From Recent Developments, by Aaron J. Graf, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, Milwaukee

Legal Protection for Wisconsin Taxicab Drivers with Criminal Records, by Danielle Schroder, Hawks Quindel S.C, Madison

Litigation

Restatement of Intentional Tort: Assault, by Christopher J. Robinette, TortsProf Blog