Monday, August 11, 2014

FS WI law & policy review - week of Aug 4th (part 1)

The new title for these daily posts reflects they are primarily a review from the preceding week. Among sources for latest law and policy news are Wisconsin Law Journal, The Wheeler Report, and WisPolitics.

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

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Ask The Experts: What Should We Do with the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction? Charles Irish among those interviewed by John Kiernan, CardHub (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Civil Rights

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Domestic Partnership Law, by Jenna E. Clevers, Davis & Kuelthau S.C., Green Bay

Gender Identity Discrimination is Sex Discrimination: Protecting Transgender Students from Bullying and Harassment Using Title IX, by Devi M. Rao, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

The Highs–and Lows–of High-Frequency Trading, By Brian Mannix and Joanne Medero, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Delaware Amends its General Corporation Law, Limited Liability Company and Limited Partnership Acts, by Daniel J. Gawronski and Porter J. Martin, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

To Pay (Directors) or Not to Pay – That is the Question, by Jason J. Kohout and Lynette M. Zigman, Health Care Law Today, Foley & Lardner LLP

Criminal Law & Procedure

SCOW: Error harmless, trial counsel not ineffective, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Hunt, 2014 WI 102 (2012AP2185-CR)

Check out the new and improved “Appellate Practice and Procedure for SPD-Appointed Counsel” handbook! On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Cooperation or Coercion on Climate: Is the EPA Trying to Deputize the States? by Michael S. Greve, Mario Loyola, and Bryan W. Shaw, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Just Compensation for State Taking Property, Melli Law S.C., Madison, on Lamar Company, LLC v. Country Side Restaurantt, Inc., 2013AP2215

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Ind. and Wis. Same-Sex Marriage Cases Preview, Hearing Rescheduled, by Gabriella Khorasanee, 7th Circuit News and Information Blog

ACLU: Gay marriage ban has no ‘legitimate purpose’, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Stats and Summaries: The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term at a Glance, by Joe Forward, Inside Track

Free Speech & Election Law

Voter ID unlikely to be reinstated by Tuesday, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Prosecutors say they’re immune in John Doe lawsuit, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Intellectual Property

Limelight v. Akamai Technologies and Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments, featuring Aaron Panner and Thomas Saunders, Post-Decision SCOTUScast, Federalist Society

Labor & Employment Law

Avoiding Fines by Starting the I-9 Process Early. Just Not Too Early..., by Anita M. Sorensen , Labor & Employment Law Perspectives, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison

EEOC’s Role: Enforcing Law or Making New Law? by Gerald L. Maatman Jr., Risk Management Monitor

Noel Canning Decision Invalidates Many Critical NLRB Decisions, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee


Advance eSheet July 28-Aug 1, 2014, Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Pro Hac Vice Applications, 2014 WI 42 (Order 13-11), Inside Track

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

ABA Watch August 2014, Federalist Society

What Can I Do For YOU: The Power of Networking, by Carolyn Brandes Bennett, State Bar of Wisconsin, Inside Track

Group seeks new trial for sex-assault convict, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Telecommunications & Electronic Media

Net Neutrality: The Power to Act, by Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Daniel Lyons, Michael Weinberg, and Randolph J. May, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society