Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Wed Aug 6th 2014

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

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

New town incremental financing laws changes, by Carol A. Muratore, Milwaukee, and Danny S. Tang, Madison, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Legislative Council Steering Committee for Personal Property Tax, July 30, 2014 meeting, Wisconsin Eye video

Legislative Council Study Committee on Review of TIF, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Sorry Tony Evers, Common Core Is Up To the Legislature, by Rick Esenberg, Right Wisconsin

Criminal Law & Procedure

Court Uses Harmless Error Analysis to Resolve Fatal Drunk Driving Case, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on State v. Rocha-Mayo, 2014 WI 57 (2011AP2548-CR)

When Cops Come A-Knockin', You Can Drive Away, Wis. Court Rules, by Mark Wilson, Seventh Circuit News and Information Blog, on County of Grant v. Vogt, 2014 WI 76 (2012AP1812)

Evidence showed dad failed to assume parental responsibility; trial counsel performed effectively, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Manitowoc County Human Services Dep’t v. Ralph B., 2014AP140

Exclusion of expert testimony and of prior, unsubstantiated accusations of child sexual assault affirmed, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Jones, 2013AP1731-CR

Environmental Law & Property Rights

EPA Proposes to Accept Only ASTM Standard E1527-13 for AAI, by George Marek, Milwaukee, Lawrence Falbe, Chicago, Lauren Harpke, Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady LLP

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Courts Split on ACA Tax Subsidies, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

A Tale of Two Decisions: Two Appeals Courts Reach Different Decisions on Latest Affordable Care Act Controversy, Melli Law S.C., Madison

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Archdiocese bankruptcy case sent to mediation, by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Free Speech & Election Law

Justice Dept. weighs in on Wis. voting case, by Eric Tucker, with Ann Sanner and Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Judge denies conservatives’ request to add GAB to civil rights lawsuit, by M.D. Kittle, Wisconsin Reporter

Labor & Employment Law

Unpaid Interns Are Not Protected As Whistleblowers Under Wisconsin Law, Melli Law S.C., Madison, on Masri v. Labor and Industry Review Commission, 2014 WI 81 (2012AP1047)

Now Trending: Boomerang Employees, by Lauren Zwirlein, Walcheske & Luzi LLC, Brookfield

For First Time in Decades, EEOC Issues New Guidelines on Treatment of Pregnant Employees, by Jerilyn Jacobs, Gonzalez Saggio and Harlan L.L.C., Milwaukee

Litigation

Wisconsin Supreme Court Finds Coverage for Injuries to Named Insured by Permissive User, by Thomas J. Donnelly, Emile Banks & Associates LLC, Milwaukee on Blasing v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2014 WI 73 (2012AP858)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Barriers to entry: diversity in law firms, by Dina Medland, IBA Global Insight - August/September 2014

UW Law students score victories in criminal appeals courts, University of Wisconsin Law School

On Law , Organizations and Social Movements, by Gwendolyn Leachman, University of Wisconsin Law School, Lauren B. Edelman, University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program and Center for the Study of Law and Society, and Doug McAdam, Stanford University, 6 Annu. Rev. Law Soc. Sci. 653 (2010), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1273, Social Science Research Network