Court Downs 2013 Law, Upholds Milwaukee Residency Rule for City Employees
A state appeals court has upheld a City of Milwaukee ordinance that requires city employees to be residents of the city, rejecting claims that the city’s ordinance is trumped by a state law, enacted in 2013, that abolished local residency requirements for workers as a matter of “statewide concern.”
The July/August Wisconsin Lawyer: Water Conflicts and Adverse Possession
July 22, 2015 – In this issue, learn about the legal implications of a diminishing resource in Wisconsin: groundwater. Also, get an update on adverse possession law, and explore an important question in trusts and estate matters: who is your client? Finally, don’t miss 10 questions with the Brewers’ general counsel, and other insights and columns.
Supreme Court: Reasonable Mistake of Law Can Support a Traffic Stop
Mistakenly believing that Richard Houghton was violating the law while driving with a missing front license plate and a dangling air freshener and GPS system slightly obstructing his view, police made a traffic stop and uncovered marijuana in a subsequent vehicle search. Recently, the state supreme court upheld the search.
Chief Appeals Court Judge Richard Brown Says Fare Thee Well
July 15, 2015 – Richard Brown, chief judge for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, retires on August 1 as one of the longest serving judges in Wisconsin history. In this article, Judge Brown explains how he got there, why he stayed, and what he hopes to leave behind.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
July 15, 2015 – As a service to its members, the State Bar of Wisconsin has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on Wisconsin civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations. West's editorial staff selects a few key Wisconsin cases from Westlaw's® West's Jury Verdicts – Wisconsin Reports to highlight in each issue of WisBar InsideTrack.