Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Wed June 11th

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

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

New FDA Rule Bans Most Omega-3 Claims on Food Labels, by Jennifer L. Naeger, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

Civil Rights

Pants on Fire for Politifact, and More on school choice, by Rick Esenberg, Shark and Shepherd

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Crowdfunding Arrives in Wisconsin, by Benjamin G. Lombard, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

Criminal Law & Procedure

Swerving in lane and “apparently” touching center line provides basis for traffic stop, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Rose, 2013AP2783-CR

Wisconsin among states releasing fewest prisoners without supervision, by Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Environmental Law & Property Rights

EPA Proposes GHG Emission Reduction Guidelines for Existing Electric Generating Units, by Todd E. Palmer and Anna J. Wildeman, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Wisconsin Increases its Deposit on Lead-Acid Batteries, by Anthony H. Driessen, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.. Madison

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Federal judge declines to stop gay marriages in Wisconsin, by Jason Stein, Patrick Marley and Dana Ferguson, and U.S. Appeals Court won't rule on gay marriage until at least Wednesday, by Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on Wolf v. Walker (W.D. Wis., 14CV64)

The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship, by Kurt T. Lash, author interview by Elizabeth Price Foley, Faculty Division Book Podcast, Federalist Society

The Former Clerks Who Nearly Killed Judicial Restraint, by Brad Snyder, University of Wisconsin Law School, Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 5, 2014, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1264, Social Science Research Network

The Good of Government: American conservatives need a positive view of government, by Roger Scruton, First Things

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Estate Planning Metamorphosis: Wisconsin’s New Trust Code, by Victor J. Schultz, Prairie Financial Group, Waukesha, and Adam J. Wiensch, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lawyer

Labor & Employment Law

Watch Out – Protections Against Swearing at Boss, by Dean R. Dietrich, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

Labor Law Clinic, Department of Workforce Development, June 18, 2014, Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center, Janesville


JETL: Volume 5, Issue 1 [Journal of European Tort Law], by Christopher J. Robinette, TortsProf Blog

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Annual Meeting & Conference, State Bar of Wisconsin, June 24-26, 2014, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva