Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thurs July 31st 2014

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

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

July 24, 2014 meeting, Legislative Council Study Committee on WTCS Funding and Governance, Wisconsin Eye video

Civil Rights

Linda Greenhouse predicts that the Supreme Court won't take the University of Texas Fisher case back..., by Ann Althouse, Madison

Criminal Law & Procedure

SCOW toughens standards for 974.06 postconviction motions and 971.08(2) plea withdrawal motions, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Romero-Georgana, 2014 WI 83 (2012AP55)

State Supreme Court rules against convicted conspirator, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Cummings, 2014 WI 88 (2011AP1653-CR)

State Supreme Court backs police in cellphone tracking, by Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and
SCOW unable to agree on whether cell phone tracking is a search, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender,
on State v. Subdiaz-Osorio, 2014 WI 87 (2010AP3016-CR) and State v. Tate, 2014 WI 89 (2012AP336-CR)

SCOW: “Never retreat, never retract ... never admit a mistake”, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Starks, 2013 WI 69 (2010AP425)

Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Releases, by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Federalism & Separation of Powers

What's Next For Senator Johnson's Obamacare Lawsuit? by Rick Esenberg, Milwaukee, Right Wisconsin

En Banc Opposed in Gay Marriage Appeals; States Playing Odds? by William Peacock, Seventh Circuit News and Information Blog

Briefs piling up in gay marriage rulings appeals, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

"It is not a coincidence... that judges appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents have divided along party lines in these cases." by Ann Althouse, Madison

Free Speech & Election Law

Court says GAB can't intervene in John Doe case, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Court says elections board can’t intervene in John Doe investigation, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Intellectual Property

Patent Markets: An Opportunity for Technology Diffusion and FRAND Licensing? article by Stephanie Chuffart-Finsterwald, Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

International & National Security Law

Labor & Employment Law

Campaign to Raise Minimum Wage Scores Three More Significant Victories, by Robert W. Mulcahy and Carlos R. Pastrana, Milwaukee, and Brian P. Paul, Chicago, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Don’t Let Your Company’s Smoke-Free Policy Go Up In Vapor, by Aaron J Graf, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, Milwaukee


Wisconsin Supreme Court Finds Coverage for Injuries to Named Insured by Permissive User, by Thomas J. Donnelly, Emile Banks & Associates LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Defense Counsel

U.S. appeals court reinstates Wisconsin lead paint suit, by Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on Gibson v. American Cyanamid Co., (7th Cir., 10-3814)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Business Principles for Your Law Practice, Your State Bar column by George C. Brown, Executive Director, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer

Religious Liberties

State to stop enforcing birth control law, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal