Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FS WI law & policy review - week of September 8th (part 3)

Today is Constitution Day.

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Stealth Regulation -- Agency Circumvention of OIRA and the APA? with John D. Graham and Todd J. Zywicki, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Ruling and Order, Torrey v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission, No. 14-I-165

Legislative Council Study Committee on Review of Tax Incremental Financing, Wisconsin Eye

Criminal Law & Procedure

Supreme Court Oral Argument: State v. Ramon G. Gonzalez, Wisconsin Eye

Criminal Action Against Village Clerk Who Embezzled Funds Not Time-Barred, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on State v. Simmelink, 2013AP2491-CR

Court lost competency in ch. 51 case because probable cause hearing occurred beyond 72-hour time limit, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, Waukesha County v. Steven R.C., 2014AP1032-FT

Police had reasonable suspicion to prolong stop and conduct protective sweep, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Estrada, 2013AP2803-CR

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Supreme Court Oral Argument: 118th Street Kenosha, LLC v. WISDOT, Wisconsin Eye

Wisconsin Judge Reinforces Public Trust Doctrine, by Carl A. Sinderbrand, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison (via Wisconsin Defense Counsel)

Can you Shrink a Condominium Project?, by Nancy Leary Haggerty, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Add 2 More: Wis., Ind. Seek SCOTUS Review of Same-Sex Marriage, by Mark Wilson, 7th Circuit News and Information Blog

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Truth in Lending Act and Consumer Leasing Act Dollar Thresholds Raised: Fewer Transactions Exempt, by Timothy S. Crips, The CFSL Bulletin, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison

No deal yet in Milwaukee archdiocese bankruptcy, by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

Free Speech & Election Law

Oral Argument recording, Frank v. Walker, 7th Cir., No. 14-2058

Federal Panel Suggests Koch-Tied Judge Overreached When He Halted Walker Probe, by Brendan Fischer, The Progressive, Madison

7th Circuit Judge Questions Constitutionality of John Doe Secrecy Order, by M.D. Kittle, Wisconsin Reporter, at Right Wisconsin

John Doe prosecutor John Chisholm objects to what Stuart Taylor Jr. said about his anti-Walker vendetta, by Ann Althouse, Madison

International & National Security Law

Where Immigration and Children’s Law Meet, by Emily Dudak Taylor, The Law Center for Children and Families, Madison, Wisconsin Lawyer

Labor & Employment Law

Federalist Society of Madison Luncheon, "Act 10: A Postmortem", Wisconsin Eye

Asserting Influence and Power in the 21st Century: The NLRB Focuses on Assisting Non-Union Employees, by Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel, NFIB Small Business Legal Center, Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups

Group sues Madison schools over teacher contract, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

DOL Issues Updated Guidance on Dealing with Missing and Unresponsive Participants upon Plan Termination, Melli Law S.C., Madison

Litigation

Tort Report 7.0 outline and Tort Report 7.0 summaries, by James Naugler, Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse, Wisconsin Defense Counsel Summer 2014 Conference

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Supreme Court Oral Argument: Office of Lawyer Regulation v. John J. Carter, Wisconsin Eye

Tison Rhine: The New ‘Go-to Guy’ for Practice Management Assistance, by Heneghan, Inside Track

The ethics of Candy Crush, by Nate Cade, Cade Law LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Law Journal (via Wisconsin Defense Counsel)

UW Law's Rebecca Scheller '07 named 2014 'Up and Coming Lawyer', University of Wisconsin Law School

The Circle of Life: Managing a Law Library Web Site Redesign Project, by Bonnie J. Shucha, University of Wisconsin Law School, 95 Law Library Journal 47 (Winter 2003), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1283

Religious Liberties

"For me the colander represents freedom, our freedom of religion, and to whatever religion we prefer or lack of religion", by Ann Althouse, Madison