Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thur July 24th 2014

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

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Wisconsin Releases Enrollment Numbers—Over 165,000 Wisconsinites Enrolled in Coverage, Wisconsin Officr of the Commissioner of Insurance

Criminal Law & Procedure

Supreme Court: Police Traffic Stop Based on Questionable Tail Light was Illegal, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, and
SCOW: Stop and search of car based on officer’s misunderstanding of tail lamp statute violates 4th Amendment, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender,
on State v. Brown, 2014 WI 69 (2011AP2907-CR)

SCOW: Denial of defendant’s right to testify is subject to harmless error analysis, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Nelson, 2014 WI 70 (2012AP2140-CR)

Raw milk farmer loses appeal, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Hershberger, 2013AP1502-CR

Trial court properly extended Chapter 51 commitment; subject will pose danger to herself and others if commitment ends, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Kenosha County v. Vermetrias W., 2014AP861-FT

Open discovery takes away element of surprise, by Eric Heisig, Court Gestures, Wisconsin Law Journal

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Same Sex Marriage, Asian Carp, Cold Beer and a Judge Posner Interview, by Gabriella Khorasanee, 7th Circuit News and Information Blog

Financial Services & E-Commerce

What Wisconsin Lenders Should Know About Construction Liens, by David I. Cisar, Anne E. Wal, Lauren A. Triebenbach, Christopher J. Schreiber, and Roy E. Wagner, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee

Intellectual Property

Functional Signs and Decanters of Wine: How Trade Dress Protection Unconstitutionally Extends Expired Design Patent, comment by Tyler Jackson, Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

Litigation

July 31st 2014 Meeting, Legislative Council Study Committee on Transfer of Structured Settlement Payments

Misleading Discovery Response Results in New Trial, by Natasha Saggar Sheth, Litigation News

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Welcome to the Summer Youth Institute, by Melissa L. Greipp, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Budget Tight? Apply for a Scholarship to the October Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference, Deadline is Sept. 12, Inside Track

Know when to ask for help with OLR complaints, On Ethics column by Nate Cade, Wisconsin Law Journal

Status of lawyer disciplinary matters - Pending disciplinary complaints, Office of Lawyer Regulation

Professor Emeritus James E. Jones inducted into Lincoln University Hall of Fame, University of Wisconsin Law School News