Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Tue July 15th

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 17th Jeremy Rabkin (more); July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

The First Clue to the IRS’ Position and the Tax Court’s Thoughts on Material Participation of a Trust for the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax, by Joseph Maier, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee, on Aragona Trust v. Comm’r., 142 T.C. 9 (2014)

Exclusion Checks: Verifying That Employees and Vendors Are Not Excluded Providers, by Robert J. Heath, with John Kramp, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Regulatory Update: Municipal Advisor Rules Go into Effect on July 1, 2014, by Alexander P. Fraser and Anthony C. Marino, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Criminal Law & Procedure

Judge’s factual findings weren’t clearly erroneous, despite officer’s equivocal testimony, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on City of Antigo v. Karlson, 2013AP2627

Drinking Hazards in Wisconsin, Carousel Bayrd interviews Julia Sherman, Coordinator of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project, WORT, Madison (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

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

Free Speech & Election Law

Why Sen. Ron Johnson Is Suing Over Obamacare, by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin

Labor & Employment Law

Fight for Rightful Wages, Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse


Holding a Plaintiff to His or Her Burden: Guidance from a recent Fourth Circuit opinion for challenging a whistleblower’s prima facie case, by B. Tyler Brooks and Meredith E. Woods, Millberg Gordon Stewart PLLC, Raliegh, DRI Featured Article

My Business Received a Negative Review: What Do I Do? by Andrew J. Clarkowski and Katie Shaw, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Milwaukee lawyer reprimanded for relationship with client he later married, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Ruppelt, 2014 WI 53 (2012AP2341-D)

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? by Tom Feher, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, DRI Blog

Religious Liberties

Supreme Court Strikes Contraceptive Mandate for Certain Closely Held Corporations, by Marla Anderson, Chicago, and John Barlament, Alyssa Dowse, and Robert Rothacker, Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady LLP