After former Gov. Scott Walker’s 2018 election defeat, the legislature enacted – and Gov. Walker signed – two major laws impacting the power and authority of the legislative and executive branches. Today, the state supreme court largely upheld them.
A day does not go by without new, often menacing, developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. State and federal governments have strong tools to attempt to counter the pandemic, but individuals retain some due-process protections against potential overreach by elected and appointed officials.
The electronic device used to access social media might not physically resemble a city park or an auditorium, but if you're a government official, your social media site may be a public forum. Learn the First Amendment implications of social media use.
During an outbreak of a contagious disease such as measles, public health officials primarily can respond in two ways: with vaccination and treatment and with isolation or quarantine. Individuals' constitutional rights may not be top of mind. Here is how courts may analyze the public health mechanisms available to Wisconsin officials.
Bethany Nelson explains any time a client has controlled items, technology, or data, proper measures must be taken to ensure that any foreign persons' access is authorized by law. More clients may be subject to regulation than you might expect.
Purchasers of property adjacent to large-scale agricultural operations often find themselves in conflict with their neighbors. Under Wisconsin law, the property owner’s recourse for perceived nuisances is extremely limited, says Steve Frassetto, who discusses the livestock facility siting law and its impact on local governments and property owners.