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New Event: 2020 Wisconsin Lawyers Chapter Conference



Please join the Chapter at the 2020 Wisconsin Lawyers Chapter Conference. The conference will feature two virtual panel discussions and a socially distant reception and keynote address from Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson! A complete schedule of the conference with registration information is below.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel #1:Wisconsin Election Law

Despite recent Supreme Court decisions addressing key aspects of election law, many questions affecting the vote remain unanswered.  What limits does the Constitution put on rules governing maintenance of voter rolls?  Following Rucho v. Common Cause, what if anything should policymakers do to address districts drawn through partisan gerrymanders?  How secure from hacking are the electronic systems used to count votes?  What problems, if any, does "dark money" pose to democratic elections?  This panel will address these issues and others related to election integrity with a view to the 2020 presidential election.

Speakers:

  • Rick Esenberg, Founder, President and General Counsel, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

  • Lester A. Pines, Senior Partner, Pines Bach

  • Ryan Walsh, Partner, Eimer Stahl LLP (Moderator)

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel #2: Nationwide Injunctions

What is the proper role of state attorneys general and the courts in litigation in seeking to nullify federal law? Panelists will discuss the difference in approach between Wisconsin during the Obama administration and other state's efforts during the Trump administration with a particular emphasis on the role of state AGs and the role of the courts in issuing nationwide injunctions. Are nationwide injunctions "legally and historically dubious," as Justice Thomas has described them?

Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Mandel, Partner & Co-chair of Stafford Rosenbaum’s Litigation Practice Group

  • Michael Morley, Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Law

  • Misha Tseyltlin, Partner, Troutman Pepper

  • Hon. Rebecca Bradley, Wisconsin Supreme Court (Moderator)

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Keynote Address & Reception

Please join the Milwaukee and Madison Lawyers Chapters for a socially distanced cocktail reception and keynote address! 

Speaker: 

  • Sen. Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator, Wisconsin

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