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08-4164 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System v. Phoenix International Software, Inc.
Constitutional Law Sovereign immunityRead More »
01-C0121 Baumgart v. Wendelberger
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10-238 & 10-239 Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett
Constitutional Law First Amendment; campaign finance; matching fundsRead More »
08-1448 Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association
Constitutional Law Freedom of speech; video gamesRead More »
10-779 Sorrell v. IMS Health, Inc.
Constitutional Law Freedom of speechRead More »
10-179 Stern v. Marshall
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09-1227 Bond v. U.S.
Constitutional Law Tenth Amendment; standing A criminal defendant has standing to challenge a federal statute on grounds that the measure interferes with the powers reserved to States. Federalism has more than one dynamic. In allocating powers between the States and National Government, federalism “‘secures to citizens the liberties that derive from the diffusion of sovereign power,’ ” New York v. ...Read More »
2011AP613-LV & 2011AP765-W State of Wisconsin ex rel. Ozanne v. Fitzgerald
Constitutional Law Separation of powers A circuit court cannot enjoin publication of a law. “The court’s decision on the matter now presented is grounded in separation of powers principles. It is not affected by the wisdom or lack thereof evidenced in the Act. Choices about what laws represent wise public policy for the State of Wisconsin are not within the ...Read More »
10-568 Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan
United States Supreme Court CIVIL OPINIONS Constitutional Law Free speech; ethics laws A state law requiring public officials to recuse themselves from voting on, or advocating the passage or failure of certain measures is not unconstitutionally overbroad. Restrictions on legislators’ voting are not restrictions on legislators’ protected speech. A legislator’s vote is the commitment of his apportioned share of the ...Read More »