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State Budget and the Circuit Courts Highlights

Increase base funding for court interpreter reimbursements from $827,100 to $1,060,600 in 2007-08 and $1,125,100 in 2008-09. State statute revised to provide an interpreter for persons with limited English proficiency, regardless of indigence. Provide $1 million for legal services for ...

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New Supreme Court Cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 16 new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin are listed below. The first half of this listing ...

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SEC approves rule increasing protection

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved a controversial rule proposal that will add significant protections for investors purchasing or exchanging deferred variable annuities. Deferred variable annuities are life insurance annuity contracts whose value fluctuates over time, and whose ...

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Commerce Clause Case Analysis

Although the court reaffirms prior holdings that a statute can pass muster under the dormant commerce clause, even if it has no discriminatory effect on interstate commerce, if it lacks any rational justification at all, it is difficult to imagine ...

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