Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Tue July 22nd 2014

Milwaukee Chapter events: July 23rd summer reception; August 19th F.H. Buckley;

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Governor Lifts Moratorium on Historic Preservation Tax Credit, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

How to Become a Director of the Year, by Steven R. Barth, Manufacturing Industry Advisor, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Criminal Law & Procedure

Court upholds warrantless search of briefcase, despite owner's question about warrant, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on State v. Wantland, 2014 WI 58 (2011AP3007-CR)

SCOW: Reversal of predicate sexually violent offense doesn’t require dismissal of pending ch. 980 petition, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Spaeth, 2014 WI 71 (2012AP2170)

Court upholds conviction for elderly slaying, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Roalson, 2013AP1693-CR

Appeal tossed in fire that killed 3 boys, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Wand, 2014AP933-CRNM

Counsel was ineffective for failing to properly advise defendant about deportation consequences of plea, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Shata, 2013AP1437-CR

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Seventh Circuit finds Indiana’s Marriage Solemnization Statute Unconstitutional, by Nathaniel Jordan, DRI Blog

Intellectual Property

More Changes in Delaware: Judge Stark Revises Patent Case Procedures, by Stephanie A. Quick, IP Litigation Current, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Limelight v. Akamai: Limiting Induced Infringement, by Michael A. Carrier, Rutgers School of Law, WLR Online, on Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2111 (2014)

Labor & Employment Law

"It's Electric!" Recent Legislation Amplifies Licensure Requirements for Electricians and Provides Exemptions for Routine Maintenance Work, by Mark E. Schmidt, Roy E. Wagner and Louis E. Wahl, IV, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee

NLRB Fallout From President's Unconstitutional Recess Appointments Continues, by Ryan N. Parsons, Labor & Employment Law Perspectives, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Telecommunications & Electronic Media

2014 Broadband Planning Symposium and PSC Broadband Grants, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison