Monday, July 28, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Mon July 28th 2014

Milwaukee Chapter events: August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Decision and Order, Thomas v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission, 13-I-2014

Civil Rights

Securing Equal Access to Sex-Segregated Facilities for Transgender Students Title IX’s Protections for Transgender Student Athletes, by Harper Jean Tobin and Jennifer Levi, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society

“White Privilege” Conference In Madison, by John McAdams, Marquette Warrior

Criminal Law & Procedure

SCOW: Officer’s rapping on driver’s window wasn’t a seizure, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on County of Grant v. Vogt, 2014 WI 76 (2012AP1812)

Was the pronouncement of sentence ambiguous? Or was the sentence illegal? On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Meier, 2013AP2863-CR

Trial court didn’t err in answering a question on special verdict form in TPR case, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Queentesta H., 2014AP761

Large Number Of Prisoners Allege Abuse At Waupun Prison, by Gilman Halsted, Wisconsin Public Radio (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Recent Changes to Wisconsin Laws on Driving Under the Influence, Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Seth Barrett Tillman Comments (Harshly) on Jack Balkin, by Michael Ramsey, The Originalism Blog

Federal Court Dismisses Senator Johnson ACA Suit, by Tom Kamenick, Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, Milwaukee

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Inherited IRAs Ruled Not Exempt in Bankruptcy, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee

Free Speech & Election Law

Term-Limit Proposal Attacks the Wrong Problem, letter from Daniel D. Hannula, Hannula & Halom S.C., Superior, with response from the Judicial Election Steering Committee members, Wisconsin Lawyer

Intellectual Property

New Guidance From the Federal Circuit on Motions to Stay Litigation Pending a PTAB Proceeding, by Kevin M. Littman, Boston, and Rebecca J. Pirozzolo-Mellowes, Milwaukee, IP Litigation Current, Foley & Lardner LLP

Stressed are the cheesemakers: Europeans want their food names back. Americans are peeved, The Economist

Labor & Employment Law

No Cake for You: How Denying Fringe Benefits to Employees Can Translate Into an Unfair Labor Practice, by Warren E. Buliox, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, Milwaukee

Litigation

Advance eSheet July 14-18, 2014, Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Democratic attorney general candidates to debate at UW Law School, University of Wisconsin Law School

What Makes Lawyers Happy? by Dianne Molvig, Wisconsin Lawyer