Saturday, January 23, 2016

Another hole in the Fourth Amendment

During the course of The Legal Watchdog’s short-lived but glorious podcast, we discussed the court of appeals case State v. Dumstrey where the court held — despite a scathing dissent — that we don’t have a privacy interest in our locked, underground, enclosed parking garage of our condo or apartment.  The case was obviously so wrongly decided — every single one of the factors in the multifactor balancing test pointed toward the existence of a privacy interest — that the state supremes announced they would be taking the case for review.  At the beginning of this podcast we gave our predictions.  Although “the skeptic in me” was cautious, I said that I was “going out on a limb for our supreme court.” I predicted that “even this supreme court, with these justices, will reverse it.”  So what happened?  

Friday, January 8, 2016

Goin' mainstream

I recently joined the Wisconsin Law Journal as a monthly columnist.  My first article, A Call to Arms (So to Speak), just came out in print, and is now available on-line.  My monthly column, CRITIC'S CORNER, will archive all of my articles as the months pass.  I'll put a link to that on the right hand side of the blog, near the links to my books, articles, and MU blog posts.  Enjoy!