Thursday, September 18, 2014

FS WI law & policy review - week of September 8th (part 4)

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Redressing Politicized Spending, with Daniel Z. Epstein and John Hudak, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

IRS Issues Draft Instructions for Affordable Care Act Forms, Melli Law S.C., Madison

Criminal Law & Procedure

Evidence in ch. 51 case sufficient to show dangerousness, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Winnebago County v. William A.M., 2014AP977-FT

Failure to take testimony to support no-contest plea in TPR case didn’t entitle parent to plea withdrawal, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, Sheboygan County DHHS v. Phillip L., 2014AP780

Environmental Law & Property Rights

Managed Forest Law: A Little-Known Jewel of Wisconsin Forest Land Ownership, by Donald J. Murn, Axley Brynelson, LLP, Madison

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Same-Sex Marriage in Wisconsin: U.S. Supreme Court May Decide, by Joe Forward, WisBar News

Dane County judges grant adoptions to married lesbian couples, by Steven Verburg, Wisconsin State Journal

Indian Nations Law Update - September 2014, by Brian L. Pierson, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee

Free Speech & Election Law

Did Stuart Taylor Jr. misidentify his unnamed source for his article impugning the motives of the John Doe prosecutor? by Ann Althouse, Madison

Intellectual Property

September 2014 Newsletter, Andrus Intellectual Property Law LLP, Milwaukee

Labor & Employment Law

A lawsuit against the Madison School Board for making contracts with the teachers' union in violation of Act 10, by Ann Althouse, Madison

September 2014 Employee Benefits Update, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee

NFL on the Defensive: What Your Organization Can Learn From the Rice Incident, by Sara J. Ackermann, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C.


A Breach of Fiduciary Duty is an Intentional Tort, Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse (via Wisconsin Defense Counsel)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

121 Wisconsin Lawyers Named as Pro Bono Honor Society Members, Inside Track

UW Law student Sydney Hawthorne awarded Mettner Foundation Scholarship, University of Wisconsin Law School

Thanks for the Thanks: An Appreciation of the Author Note, by Ross E. Davies, Professor of law, George Mason University, Journal of Law

Write and Reach Out: Aall Chapters Tout the Value of Law Librarians Through Journal Submissions, by Bonnie J. Shucha, University of Wisconsin Law School, and Carol Bannen Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., AALL Spectrum, p. 18, March 2004, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1282

A Gentleman Lawyer, Your State Bar column by Executive Director George C. Brown, Wisconsin Lawyer