The Spring 2012 edition of the Federalist Society’s State Court Docket Watch features an article authored by Hamilton Consulting's Andrew Cook. The article, Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Plaintiffs Entitled to Receive “Phantom Damages,” provides an in-depth analysis of the high court’s unanimous decision in Orlowski v. State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co.
Hamilton Consulting's own Andrew Cook is running for the public interest position on the board of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Environmental Law Section.
The Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council has released the list of study committees that will meet this summer to examine major issues and problems identified by the Legislature. The study committees are made up of Legislators and citizens who are interested in or knowledgeable about the study topic.
Mayor Tom Barrett’s relatively easy victory on Tuesday was a surprise to few, as most of his primary advertising focused on the big prize: defeating Gov. Scott Walker. However, Barrett, having lost the governor’s race to Walker in 2010, knows his goal will not be accomplished any easier the second time around.
Immediately after the 2010 elections, many observers viewed the State Senate as the Republican stronghold least likely to change hands in the years to come. Yes, the Assembly Republicans had a very large partisan seat advantage, but Senate Republicans would be on the offensive and sitting in districts with wider voter margins in their favor thanks to the regularly scheduled redistricting. An already formidable 19-14 Senate margin was nearly guaranteed to increase and then solidify.