Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Thur Aug 7th 2014

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

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Does Outdated Personal Property Tax Deserve Reexamination? Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance

Food Law & Policy: The Fertile Field’s Origins and First Decade, by Baylen J. Linnekin and Emily M. Broad Leib, Wisconsin Law Review

Civil Rights

High court upholds domestic partner registry, by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, and
The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously upholds the domestic partner registry, by Ann Althouse, Madison,
on Appling v. Walker, 2014 WI 96 (2011AP1572)

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions, by Peter D. Fetzer, Milwaukee, and Terry D. Nelson, Madison, Foley & Lardner LLP

More Craft Brewing ESOP Momentum, by Timothy L. Stewart, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison

Criminal Law & Procedure

Supreme Court Affirms Harmless Error Review of Defendant’s Right to Testify, by Deborah Spanic, WisBar News, on State v. Nelson, 2014 WI 70 (2012AP2140-CR)

SCOW: Taking prescription medication can never support NGI defense, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Anderson, 2014 WI 93 (2011AP1467-CR)

Counsel wasn’t ineffective for failing to call witness at Franks hearing, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Gilmore, 2013AP2186-CR

More DNA Testing Ordered in 2003 Rape, Burn, Attempted Homicide Case, by Sarah Thomsen, WBAY, Green Bay (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Federalism & Separation of Powers

The Affordable Care Act and the rule of law - again, by Rick Esenberg, Shark and Shepherd, Milwaukee

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Power of Sale in Wisconsin Loan Documents, by John M. Murphy, Nathan J. Wautier, and Joseph D. Shumow, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

Free Speech & Election Law

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID, by Tom Kamenick, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Act 10, Voter ID, Right Wisconsin,
Wisconsin Voter ID Law Is Upheld by State’s Supreme Court, by Andrew Harris and Marie Rohde, Bloomberg News,
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds the photo ID law, by Ann Althouse, Madison, and
How The WI Supreme Ct Voter ID Ruling Could Impact the Federal Challenge, by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin,
on Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP v. Walker, 2014 WI 98 (2012AP1652) and League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network, Inc. v. Walker, 2014 WI 97 (2012AP584-AC)

Intellectual Property

Searching for an Out: Rojadirecta, MyVidster, and the Knowledge Components of the Information Location Tool Exemption of § 512(d), comment by Kevin J. Wleklinski, Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

Labor & Employment Law

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Wisconsin Public Sector Collective Bargaining Reforms, by Robert W. Mulcahy and Joseph Louis Olson, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Act 10 in its Entirety, by Kyle J. Gulya, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Madison,
Wisconsin Supreme Court Declares Act 10 Is Constitutional, by Geoffrey A. Lacy, Davis & Kuelthau S.C., Milwaukee,
Wisconsin Supreme Court Finds Act 10 Constitutional, FYI School Law Newsletter - August 2014, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison,
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Act 10, by Tom Kamenick, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee, and
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Act 10 — the legislation that sparked huge protests back in 2011, by Ann Althouse, Madison,
on Madison Teachers Inc. v. Walker, 2014 WI 99 (2012AP2067)

Micro-Unions: Is This The Future? by Dean R. Dietrich, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

UW Law welcomes three new faculty members, University of Wisconsin Law School

Legal Framing, by Gwendolyn Leachman, University of Wisconsin Law School, 61 Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1272, Social Science Research Network