Author Archive for Daniel Suhr

Unoriginal Thoughts on Appellate Procedure

Sunday, June 19th, 2011
Category: Wisconsin Law & Legal System, Wisconsin Supreme Court | 6 Comments »

Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in State ex rel. Ozanne v. Fitzgerald and State ex rel. Huebsch v. Circuit Court for Dane County.  The decision ... Read more »

SCOTUS to Consider Scope of Ministerial Exception

Monday, April 11th, 2011
Category: Religion & Law, U.S. Supreme Court, Wisconsin Supreme Court | No Comments »

When the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Coulee Catholic Schools v. LIRC, 2009 WI 88 , Professor Esenberg and I both took to this blog to praise Justice Gableman’s majority decision. ... Read more »

The Unitary Governor

Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Category: Constitutional Interpretation, President & Executive Branch, Wisconsin Law & Legal System | 5 Comments »

“The executive power shall be vested in a governor” proclaims Article V, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution. Over the course of the past two decades, there has been a tremendous ... Read more »

Wisconsin’s First RNC Chairman

Saturday, January 15th, 2011
Category: Milwaukee, Political Processes & Rhetoric | 1 Comment »

On the seventh ballot of their meeting yesterday, the members of the Republican National Committee elected Wisconsin state party chairman Reince Priebus as their new chairman.  Contrary to some reports, ... Read more »

A New Approach to Interpreting the Wisconsin Constitution?

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Category: Legal Scholarship, Wisconsin Supreme Court | 8 Comments »

In the most recent edition of the Yale Law Journal, Professor Abbe Gluck observes a phenomenon unique to state supreme courts: precedents that bind courts’ interpretive methods. At the U.S. ... Read more »

Who Cares If No One Cares About the Wisconsin Supreme Court?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Category: Wisconsin Supreme Court | 9 Comments »

On the website of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI), former Journal Sentinel columnist Mike Nichols asks: “Does anyone still care about the [Wisconsin] Supreme Court?” He believes the answer is ... Read more »

What’s Good for the Goose . . .

Friday, June 11th, 2010
Category: Eastern District of Wisconsin, Federal Civil Litigation, Judges & Judicial Process, Seventh Circuit, Wisconsin Criminal Law & Process, Wisconsin Supreme Court | 5 Comments »

Earlier this week, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its decision in In Re Sherwin-Williams Co. The court upheld Judge Lynn Adelman’s decision ... Read more »

When a Justice’s Spouse Engages in Political Activity

Monday, May 17th, 2010
Category: Legal Ethics, Legal Scholarship, U.S. Supreme Court | No Comments »

When Mrs. Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, launched a new non-profit organization called Liberty Central earlier this spring, the announcement prompted a firestorm of media coverage. ... Read more »

Being Fair to Church Autonomy After Smith

Monday, April 19th, 2010
Category: Legal Scholarship, Religion & Law | No Comments »

Stuart McPhail makes an interesting observation in his short essay "Being FAIR to Religion: Rumsfeld v. FAIR’s Impact on the Associational Rights of Religious Organizations," 3 Harv. L. & Pol'y ... Read more »

Judging Friday’s SCOWIS Decisions

Friday, March 19th, 2010
Category: Criminal Law & Process, Judges & Judicial Process, Wisconsin Criminal Law & Process, Wisconsin Supreme Court | 8 Comments »

On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court released two opinions that reflect the court’s new jurisprudential direction. Allow me to focus on the opinion with a much greater discussion of jurisprudence. ... Read more »

Accurate & Balanced Reporting on the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Thursday, December 17th, 2009
Category: Wisconsin Supreme Court | No Comments »

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has received a fair bit of coverage from the news and editorial desks of the state’s media outlets over the past five years. Sometimes the editorial ... Read more »

Merit Selection Amendment Introduced

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
Category: Wisconsin Court System, Wisconsin Supreme Court | 8 Comments »

Yesterday, State Representative Mark Gottlieb (R-Port Washington) announced that he is drafting a constitutional amendment to replace Wisconsin's current method of judicial elections with "merit selection." Rep. Gottlieb is a ... Read more »