Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Wed July 2nd

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

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Supreme Court Open Rules Petition Conference, Wisconsin Eye video, June 25, 2014, see Agenda

Wisconsin Suspends Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program, by Richard W. Donner, Milwaukee, and Joseph D. Shumow, Madison, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

Milwaukee police may target Lyft, Uber in enforcement efforts, by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Medical Professionalism from the Patient's Perspective: Is There an Advocate in the House? by Martha Gaines, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Rachel Grob, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Mark Schlesinger, Yale University - School of Medicine, and Sarah Davis, Independent, Patient Care and Professionalism, Chapter 1, pp. 1-18, Edited by Catherine D. DeAngelis. Published by Oxford University Press, 2014, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1267, Social Sciences Research Network

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

A Regulatory Solution to Better Promote the Educational Values and Economic Sustainability of Intercollegiate Athletics, by Matt Mitten, Marquette University - Law School, and Stephen F. Ross, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Oregon Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 4, 2014, Social Science Research Network

Criminal Law & Procedure

County failed to prove lack of competence to refuse medication or treatment, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Outagamie County v. Melanie L., 2013 WI 67 (2012AP99)

County presented sufficient evidence to support involuntary medication order, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Portage County v. Jeffrey J.T., 2013AP2481

Adam Stevenson explains SCOTUS decision on cellphone searches, WKOW-TV, Madison (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Regulators OK We Energies' natural gas pipeline, by Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Hamilton Consulting Group)

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Supreme Court Rejects President’s Recess Appointments as Unconstitutional, by Ryan Parsons, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Influential 7th Circuit judge: isn't some campaign funding obviously corrupting? by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Textualism and District of Columbia v. Heller, by Eugene Volokh, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 37 – Issue 3, based on remarks at the The Federalist Society National Lawyers’ Convention—2013

Free Speech & Election Law

John Doe II, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Intellectual Property

Supreme Court Rules on Patents: Alice Corp v. CLS Bank, with Adam Mossoff, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Labor & Employment Law

DOL Proposes Changes to Definition of 'Spouse' Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, by Charles P. Stevens and Kirk A. Pelikan, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Retaliation Against a Public Employee for Giving Testimony is a No-No, by Kevin J.T. Terry, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes, by Jared S. Hopkins and Alex Richards, Chicago Tribune (via Marquette Law School News)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

An Expanded Role for Jay Ranney as Schoone Visiting Fellow, by Joseph D. Kearney, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Pending disciplinary complaints, Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation

Fighting Legal Innumeracy, by Edward K. Cheng, 17 Green Bag 2d

Visually Trace Progress of Federal Bills & Resolutions with Legislative Explorer, by Bonnie Shucha, WisBlawg

Telecommunications & Electronic Media

Broad Florida Information Security Law Impacts Numerous Companies, by Margaret Utterback, Milwaukee, Cameron Robinson, Chicago, and John Barlament, Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady LLP