Thursday, August 14, 2014

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

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

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

State appeals court rules against raw milk sellers, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund v. DATCP (2011AP2264)

Redressing Politicized Spending, by Daniel Z. Epstein, Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups

Civil Rights

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Domestic Partnership Status, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on Appling v. Walker, 2014 WI 96 (2011AP1572)

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Sarbanes-Oxley Casts a Wide Net, Literally, by Eric G. Pearson, Wisconsin Appellate Law, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, on Yates v. United States (U.S. No. 13-7451)

Criminal Law & Procedure

SCOW: Probation officer’s search of probationer’s computer was reasonable, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Purtell, 2014 WI 101 (2012AP1307-CR)

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Climate Change: Disappearing States Migration and Challenges for International Law, by Sumudu Atapattu, University of Wisconsin Law School, 4 Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 1 (2014), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1275, Social Science Research Network

Financial Services & E-Commerce

LSTA Publishes New Model Credit Agreement Provisions with DQ Structure, by Elizabeth Orelup, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee

Free Speech & Election Law

The Real Problem With Citizens United: Campaign Finance, Dark Money, and Shadow Parties, Boden Lecture by Heather K. Gerken, Yale Law School, Marquette Law Review

Labor & Employment Law

New Annual Recertification Election Rules, by Shana R. Lewis, Davis & Kuelthau S.C., Madison

Can You Discipline for False EEOC Charges? by Matthew J. Feery, Gonzalez, Saggio and Harlan L.L.C., Milwaukee

New Wisconsin Law Restricts Employer Access to Employees' Personal Internet Accounts, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

7th Circuit upholds attorney fees in retiree health care case, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Litigation

Supreme Court Explains What Evidence is Necessary to Prove Constructive Notice in Safe Place Claims, by Sara Mills, On the Docket, Crivello Carlson S.C., on Kochanski v. Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC, 2014 WI 72 (2011AP1956)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Public Notice of Formal Investigations (Order 13-12), Inside Track

Longtime state courts director now at Dept. of Employee Trust Funds, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel