President Donald Trump has managed to seat a new justice on the U.S. Supreme Court's bench — Neil Gorsuch, formerly a judge in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In doing so, the president once again drew attention to the doctrine which “conservatives” have historically preached from whatever hilltop perch they could find, using words which former D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Robert Bork laid down in his book, “The Tempting of America.”Read More »
In our first installment in the April 12 Wisconsin Law Journal issue, we analyzed the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Wisconsin Pharmacal Co., LLC v. Nebraska Cultures of California, Inc., 2016 WI 14.Read More »
In July, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its panel decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and affirmed a district court’s ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not redress sexual-orientation discrimination in the workplace. 830 F.3d 698.Read More »
Earlier this month the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a lengthy decision in the case of Seifert v. Balink, handing down the court’s first decision on the recently amended Wis. Stat. § 907.02 and, specifically, whether a medical expert’s opinions are reliable under Daubert.Read More »
With high financial stakes, demanding clients and looming deadlines, it’s easy to let our control of our words and actions slip under pressure. Nearly every day we read stories about lawyers being uncivil and doing uncivil things — most of the time, in high-pressure situations.
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As the former president of the Outagamie County Bar Association and the current vice president of the Brown County Bar Association, I was asked to share some of the experiences these leadership positions have brought me.Read More »
A Harrisonburg, Va., lawyer says he earned some unintended publicity this month with his “intemperate language” after a restaurant insult was directed at his waitress granddaughter.Read More »