Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FS WI law & policy review - week of September 8th (part 2)

Tomorrow is Constitution Day.

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

The ABCs of Special Needs Students, by Faith N. Kohler, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lawyer

Retirement Security: Leveraging the Research and Development Tax Credit, by Tristen J. Cohen, Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company LLP, Minneapolis, Marquette Elder’s Advisor

Civil Rights

Environmental Groups Use Civil Rights Act to Challenge Hog Farm Permits, by David A. Crass and Cameron F. Field, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Time for Changes in the Policies of Major League Soccer, by Tyler Coppage, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Criminal Law & Procedure

Supreme Court Oral Argument: State v. Michael R. Tullberg, Wisconsin Eye

Supreme Court Oral Argument: State v. Cassius A. Foster, Wisconsin Eye

State Supreme Court Considers Police Drawing Blood From Drunken Drivers, by Gilman Halsted (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

Warrant to Track Suspect’s Cell Phone Met Constitutional Requirements, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on State v. Tate, 2014 WI 89 (2012AP336-CR)

Court lost competency to issue harassment injunction, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Hill v. D.C., 2013AP1844

What the Seventh Circuit Did During Your Summer Vacation, by Jonathan Koenig, Milwaukee, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Institutions Can Seek Harassment Injunctions, Melli Law S.C., Madison, on U.W. Board of Regents v. Decker, 2014 WI 68 (2011AP2902)

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Hot Topics in Class Action Reform: The BP Deepwater Horizon Case, with Neal K. Katyal, Theodore B. Olson, and Stuart S. Taylor, Practice Groups Event Audio/Video, Federalist Society

Newsmakers: Carbon Emission Rules, Steve Walters interviewed PSC Commissioner Ellen Nowak, Wisconsin Eye

Federalism & Separation of Powers

November Vote: Constitutional Amendment, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance

Gingery v. City of Glendale, by Ryan Scoville, Marquette University Law School

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Estate Planning for Your Digital Assets, by Michelle M. Affatati and Eileen M. Kelley, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison

Free Speech & Election Law

Lawsuit over Walker-related probe to be argued, by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Oral Argument recording, O'Keefe v. Schmitz (7th Cir., No. 14-2585)

7th Hears Oral Arguments in Wis. Voter ID Case This Week, by William Peacock, 7th Circuit News and Information Blog

The 7th Circuit panel seemed quite skeptical of the federal court's place interfering with the John Doe investigation, by Ann Althouse, Madison, "I predict the prosecutors will win in this case, but mainly because the John Doe investigation can and should be shut down by the state court judge."

District attorney’s wife drove case against Wis. Gov. Walker, insider says, by Stuart Taylor, Jr., American Media Institute, Legal Newsline

Labor & Employment Law

Labor Law Clinic, Department of Workforce Development, September 17th, Green Bay


Judge Easterbrook on Appellate Review: There Are No "Writs of Erasure", by Eric G. Pearson, Wisconsin Appellate Law, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Seventh Circuit Rejects "Scandalous" Settlement, by Bethany Leigh Rabe, Litigation News, on Eubank v. Pella Corp., Nos. 13-2091, 13-2133, 13-2136, 13-2162, and 13-2202 (via Wisconsin Defense Counsel)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

At Wit’s End: Dealing with Difficult or Challenging Clients, by Joe Forward, Inside Track

The Third Branch - Summer 2014, Wisconsin Court System (via Wisconsin Defense Counsel)

I Want My Web 2.0: Reflections on the CS-SIS Web 2.0 Challenge, by Bonnie J. Shucha, University of Wisconsin Law School, Deborah Ginsberg, IIT Downtown Campus Library, and Meg Kribble, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, AALL Spectrum, p. 28, April 2009, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1280

Religious Liberties

Atheist churches, by Ann Althouse, Madison