Last month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the state is entitled to a jury trial when suing a private actor for Medicaid fraud under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (State v. Abbott Laboratories, 2012 WI 62).
The skills that make a person a great attorney are not so limited as they are in baseball.
Practicing law well is a lot like living a well-lived life.
The other day, some of us were discussing “judicial temperament,” or more specifically, we were swapping war stories about the lack of it.
As a matter of policy, I generally avoid modern literature.
I recently received a very nice letter from Chief Justice Abrahamson, thanking me for my service on the Supreme Court’s committee to study citation to unpublished opinions.
A conversation occurs whenever an argument breaks out over U.S. v. Carolene Products, 304 U.S. 144 (1938), which deals with unconscionably upholding the criminalization of shipping filled milk across a state line.
It is safe to say there is very little about which an old-school conservative like me and an advocate for majoritarian tyranny, such as Roscoe Pound, could agree.
Many years ago, a former Alabama congressman told me the following story:
Unless it’s served with lots of beef and slathered with Hunan sauce, I don’t much care for broccoli.
Upon being spoken to in a condescending fashion, a common response is, “Hey, I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, you know.” The implied words being: “I’m not some simple rube who just got to the city from some farm.”
From time to time, I hear people say something like, “It’s not only important the judicial system be fair; it is important the judicial system be perceived as fair.”
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