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Council takes up records request, no other proposed changes to Act 235 expected

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156667
The Judicial Council discussed on Friday the best way to respond to a request for records related to a recent overhaul of Wisconsin's rules of civil procedure.

Weekly Case Digests – February 11, 2019 – February 15, 2019

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156661
Weekly Case Digests " February 11, 2019 " February 15, 2019

Former Wisconsin solicitor general lands at national firm

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156615
Wisconsin™s former " and hitherto only " solicitor general has landed a new job at a large law firm.

Woman convicted in daycare death seeks new trial

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156672
A woman convicted of reckless homicide in the death in 2007 of a baby boy at her home daycare is asking a Dane County judge to grant her a new trial because new evidence has turned up.

Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156670
The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at the building for the first time since undergoing surgery for lung cancer in late December.

Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156659
The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election.

AG asks governor for more crime lab analysts in budget

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156657
Attorney General Josh Kaul says he is asking Gov. Tony Evers for more crime lab analysts in the governor's executive budget.

Judicial Council to discuss open-record request

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156619
The Judicial Council plans to use a coming meeting to discuss the best way to respond to a recently received open-records request.

Oral arguments set for Wisconsin case before SCOTUS

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156641
A criminal appeal challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin's implied-consent statute will be argued in April before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court candidate helped found school barring gays

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156645
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn helped create and serves on the board of a private Christian elementary school that prohibits anyone working there from being in a same-sex relationship and could expel students who are LGBTQ, documents released Thursday show.

Wisconsin Senate refuses to honor Colin Kaepernick

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156637
Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate refused to mention the NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a resolution honoring Black History Month passed on Wednesday, rejecting calls from Democrats who said ignoring the Milwaukee native put them on the wrong side of history.

Man accused of killing Milwaukee police officer due in court

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156631
A man accused of fatally shooting a Milwaukee police officer who was serving a search warrant for drugs and weapons is due in court for a preliminary hearing.

Man accused of killing Milwaukee officer pleads not guilty (UPDATE)

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156631
A man accused of fatally shooting a Milwaukee police officer who was serving a search warrant for drugs and weapons is due in court for a preliminary hearing.

Lawmakers want to ban minors from buying e-cigarettes

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156629
Republican lawmakers are circulating a bill that would prohibit minors from buying e-cigarettes and other vapor products.

Wisconsin GOP erases Kaepernick from resolution

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156605
Wisconsin Republicans erased any mention of the former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick from a resolution recognizing Black History Month on Tuesday, saying he's too much a subject of controversy to be included in a list of influential black leaders.

Statutory Interpretation – Federal Arbitration Act

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Under the Federal Arbitration Act, parties to a contract may agree that an arbitrator rather than a court will resolve disputes arising out of the contract.

Statutory Interpretation – Social Security Benefit Fees

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156583
Federal law regulates the fees that attorneys may charge Social Security claimants for representation before the Social Security Administration and a reviewing court.

Justices issue order detailing exception to pro hac vice rule

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156594
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday handed down a written order on its recent decision to approve exceptions to its pro hac vice rule for certain tribal attorneys.

Wisconsin judge tosses wrestler's suspension, worrying refs

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156609
A Wisconsin judge overturned a high school wrestler's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct after the student's parents took legal action, worrying referees and the state's athletic association that officiating decisions could be undermined by courts.

Top lawyer for state insurance agency lands at Godfrey

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=156543
Godfrey & Kahn recently hired the former top lawyer at the state agency that regulates the insurance market.