Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Shark at MAC

If you are near downtown with nothing to do this noon, come to the Milwaukee Athletic Club to see this:

Judicial Elections and Free Speech

Sponsored by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter


Jim Bopp, General Counsel, James Madison Center for Free Speech
James Sample, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
Professor Rick Esenberg, Marquette University Law School

DATE: March 11, 2008
TIME: 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
COST: $10 ($5 students}

Don't come to see me. Bopp is a prominent US Supreme Court advocate and the Brennan Center is a well known advocacy organization that Sample serves as counsel.

Lunch is included!!!


Anonymous said...

Is this panel going to be available anywhere for download, viewing, or listening for those of us who couldn't make it?

Jonathan said...

Professor, you were the most cogent and reasonable of the three speakers, though I regret to say I mised the end of your remarks. Mr. Sample lost me with his references to "swift-boating" and corporate influence, etc. What I would like to know is: "Why does the (mandatory) bar have to do the monitoring?" To paraphrase Scrooge, "Are there no newspapers? Are there no radio station? Are there no....blogs?"

iT said...

Mr. Sample lost me with his references to "swift-boating" and corporate influence, etc. ... Are there no blogs?

There are.


Corporate influence.

Terrence Berres said...

"Why does the (mandatory) bar have to do the monitoring?"

Good rhetorical question. The minutes of the August 17, 2007 meeting the State Bar's Professionalism Committee include this in President Basting's briefing about the committee.

"These oversight committees are 501c3s, are independent, and are non-profits with no affiliation to the bar or Supreme Court.


"Any campaign oversight committee / task force formed would be a separate, independent, permanent group. Its funding would come from a variety of sources; such as grants."

iT said...

Good thing they're not "agencies."

Terrence Berres said...

Jonathan: see Suhr on agency.

iT said...

Suhr on Agency

Wisconsin Practice Series, v.14.

Anonymous said...

Which is more reprehensible -- swiftboating or borking?

iT said...

"Tibet! Tibet!"

Oh sorry I thought you said Bjorking.

Rick Esenberg said...

Thanks, Jonathan. Unfortunately, anon, there is no audio or video.

IT would be happy to know that I somehow managed to work Bjork into Civil Procedure this year.

iT said...

Not bad, but see D. Papke's citations to Devo in Property.

Terrence Berres said...

cf. Bogos on "illusory tenant".

Rick Esenberg said...

I can roll with that. When I was Developments editor of the Harvard Law Review, we had a t-shirt made that said "We are Devo" with an appropriate picture. I wish I still had it although I have to admit it might fit.

iT said...

cf. Bogos on "illusory tenant".


I'd like to commend Atty. Berres on his dry sense of humor (which I've noticed before).

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