Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Tue June 24th

Milwaukee Chapter events: June 25th Hans von Spakovsky (more);
July 17th Jeremy Rabkin; July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Ride-sharing firms Uber, Lyft lobby before Milwaukee council meeting, by Don Walker, and Customers praise ride-share apps as Milwaukee considers new taxi rules, by Jason Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Municipal Newsletter – May/June 2014, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

An ESOP Often Portends a Business Owner’s Legacy, video by Timothy L. Stewart, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Milwaukee

Cover Seven Points When Leasing Temporary Space to Long-term Tenant, by Nathaniel A. Hoffman, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee

Criminal Law & Procedure

US high court rules on 'straw purchaser' law, by Sam Hanandel, 
Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Theft-by-fraud conviction upheld based on indirect 'communication' from defendant to victim, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Foley, 2013AP1722-CR and 2013AP1723-CR

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Justices reject appeal over abortion law, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Researching Tribal Law, by Bonnie Shucha, WisBlawg

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Operation Chokepoint - Necessary Oversight or an Attack on Legitimate Businesses? with Charles J. Cooper, Iain Murray, and Todd J. Zywicki, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Free Speech & Election Law

Elonis v. United States, USSC No. 13-983, cert. granted 6/16/14, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender

US justices OK challenge to ban on campaign lies, by Sam Hanadel, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

International & National Security Law

International symposium on tax justice and human rights link, aims to further research and deepen understanding, International Bar Association

Litigation

Advance eSheet June 9-13, 2014, Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Real-World Lessons: Wide-Ranging Internship Program Gives Law Students Experience, Nicholas Cerwin, Robert Hampton, Hannah Rock, and Lisa Galvan, Marquette Lawyer Magazine

Storied prosecutor retiring at 85, by Martha Neil, ABA Journal

Religious Liberties

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Wisconsin Case Involving Graduations in Church, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on Elmbrook School District v. Doe