Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Wed June 18th

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

Taxpayers Have Rights??? by Amy E. Wesner, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

IRS Issues Much Anticipated Final Regulations on Circular 230, by Michael G. Goller, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

FDA statement on use of wood in cheese-aging process, [link fixed -ed.] Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (via The Wheeler Report)

Criminal Law & Procedure

Court of appeals affirms order for new trial based on ineffective assistance of trial counsel, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Michael, 2012AP2738-CR

Wisconsin law prohibits anyone who knows about a secret John Doe investigation from talking about it, Gov. Scott Walker says, PolitiFact Wisconsin (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Judge Crabb's Gay Marriage Decision a 'Tour de Force' for the Legal Left, by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin (via WisOpinion)

Supreme Court Still Divided Over how to Interpret Express Preemption Provisions, by Larry Ebner, DRI Blog

Free Speech & Election Law

Court orders another release in Doe probe of Walker campaign, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

International & National Security Law

The Legal and Policy Implications of Closing Guantánamo Bay, with John O'Quinn, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Stephen I. Vladeck, Associate Dean for Scholarship, American University Washington College of Law, Practice Group podcast, Federalist Society

Labor & Employment Law

Wisconsin Federal Court Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage: How Does This Affect the Administration of an Employer’s Employee Benefits? by Charles P. Stevens and Kirk A. Pelikan, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, at National Law Review

Stop Talking About Your Compensation – Not, by Dean R. Dietrich, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

Litigation

June 25, 2014 Meeting Study Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, Alternatives, and Diversions, Legislative Council

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

PPAC rule petition approved, by Bonnie MacRitchie, Office of Court Operations, The Third Branch, on Limited Scope Representation (Rule petition 13-10)

AG candidate: Lawmakers, donors working together expected, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

New business accelerator, Madworks, takes off, by Judy Newman, Wisconsin State Journal (via University of Wisconsin Law School)