Chief Justice’s Federal Lawsuit Challenges New Chief Selection Process (Updated)
A day after Wisconsin voters adopted a constitutional amendment to change how the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is selected, current Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and voters filed a lawsuit that would delay the constitutional amendment from taking effect until her term expires or the seat becomes vacant.
April Wisconsin Lawyer: How Lawyer-Moms Make it Work
April 7, 2015 – Maternity leave policies and technology allow more women to succeed as both lawyers and mothers, but challenges remain. In the April Wisconsin Lawyer, available online and in mailboxes soon, several Wisconsin lawyer-moms discuss how they get it done.
DOT Cannot Use Drafting Mistake to Take Property without Just Compensation
The state transportation department knew that a land developer did not intend to “dedicate” a right-of-way for a state highway project but took the land without paying, based on a drafting error in a certified survey map. Now the state must pay the property owner just compensation, plus attorney’s fees, costs, and interest.
Wisconsin Lawyer: Should Wisconsin Revive Early Prison Release Programs?
March 10, 2015 – In the March issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, learn about Wisconsin’s “mass incarceration” problem and reforms that could address human and fiscal costs. Also, get primed to practice before the Public Service Commission and learn how to prepare an e-discovery plan that keeps the litigation focus on the underlying legal dispute.