Legal Tourism: You Too Can See Chief Justice John Marshall's Kidney Stones
Amidst the Art Museum, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall in Philadelphia is a museum dedicated to medical oddities. Not for the squeamish, the Mütter Museum is your chance to see a little bit of Chief Justice John Marshall, who lived 1755-1835. Emily Kelchen talks about her experience as a legal tourist in the City of Brotherly Love.
U.S. Supreme Court, LGBTQ Discrimination, and Title VII Protections
The U.S. Supreme Court may soon make a determination on whether sexual-orientation and gender-identity discrimination is a discrimination based on sex. Erin Strohbehn and Max T. Stephenson discuss the cases before the Court that address protections in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
High School Mock Trial: Volunteer Judges Needed
High School Mock Trial is one of the Wisconsin Law Foundation's signature programs, teaching teenagers about the law and our system of justice. Volunteer attorney judges are needed for regional and semi-regional competitions in February and March – sign up today.
Final Order 19-08: Amending Rules to Streamline the Disciplinary Process
On March 13, 2019, the Office of Lawyer Regulation Procedure Review Committee petitioned the court to amend certain SCRs in chapters 21 and 22 to streamline the disciplinary process, including eliminating District Committees, allowing the OLR to reach an earlier resolution of grievances in appropriate circumstances, and to promote cooperation between the OLR and attorneys.
Risk Corridors and Promised Payments: Massive Government Bait and Switch?
Three cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court address whether the federal government is required to pay health insurers money under the risk corridors statute. Richelle Ladwig reviews the cases and its implications. “At stake is whether the government can be a trusted business partner for private entities,” she writes.