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BEV BUTULA: Wisconsin Open Government

The John K. Maciver Institute for Public Policy announced the launching of WisconsinOpenGov.org. Per their website, it "provides you with one location for data on Wisconsin public employee salaries, benefits and labor contracts.

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BLAWG LOG: Blinka on the Confrontation Clause; O’Hear on post-sentence rehabilitation

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BEV BUTULA: Land Use Research Options

The Urban Land Institute is a 501(c)(3) research and education organization dealing with land use issues. Their policy and practice priority areas include: capital markets, housing, infrastructure, sustainability/climate change, place making/public realm, places of commerce, and development at the edge.

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THE DARK SIDE: The Grateful Dead meet the courthouse crowd

When I was young, it was an annual event to go see the Grateful Dead perform at Alpine Valley. You can imagine what that entailed. I never went to the extreme of traveling around the country to follow the band. Some people have always had to work, you know. But when they came to town every ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Testimony change depends on lawyers

There has been much attention paid recently, including in these pages, to a recent bill that purportedly heightens the admissibility standards for expert testimony.

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THE DARK SIDE: Somebody moved my bowling alley

The abuse of eminent domain in the United States is at least as old as the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Berman v. Parker, 348 U.S. 26 (1954), in which the court shamelessly held that confiscating the property of homeowners and business owners, in order to transfer it to politically-connected cronies, was a valid public use, comparable to building a public road.

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Wisconsin Legislature Document Search

I was on the Wisconsin legislature page searching for some older bills when I noticed an announcement on the document search page. It states, "We have a new beta site for searching our documents.

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JOB CITES: Snow days can leave work relations icy

By Matthew Feery Job Cites Snow Day. Is there a more welcoming phrase during the long, cold winter months? (Well, yes. Many. Like "single malt scotch" or "World Champion Chicago Cubs." Sadly, blizzards of historic proportion remain more likely than the latter, sometimes leading to imbibing of the former. But I digress.) Who doesn't like an impromptu break ... Subscribe ...

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Ritterbusch on Marquette Legal Clinic; Shucha on submitting law review articles

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THE DARK SIDE: An Aesop’s Fable for the legal eagles

It was January in Wisconsin, and I was sitting in my dining room, watching the cardinals and chickadees at the birdfeeder through the window. I was shoveling fistfuls of fresh blueberries imported from Chile into my gullet, while I pondered how wonderful international trade is.

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