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Creative Nonfiction

Sampling from “Bench Blog” Column in Wisconsin Law Journal

  • Frustrating Decision Reflects Division at State Supreme Court, July 2013
  • Mental Commitment Case Shows the Need to Question, Aug. 2013
  • Judges’ Perspectives on Voir Dire, Sept. 2013
  • A Change in Course at the High Court, Oct. 2013
  • Decision a Handy Reference for Plea Breach Cases, Nov. 2013
  • Wis. Justices Got Pivotal Decision Wrong, Dec. 2013
  • Appeals Decision Should Obviate Further Litigation, Jan. 2014
  • The Case for More Treatment Courts, Feb. 2014
  • Thoughtful Decision Could Have Statewide Effect, Mar. 2014
  • Appeals Court Provides Rational “Stop and Frisk” Guidance, Apr. 2014
  • Punitive Damage Case Shows Bias for Insurance Co., May 2014
  • Breaking Down Crabb’s Gay Marriage Opinion, June 2014
  • Wisconsin Appeals Court Takes on Troubling Trend, July 2014
  • Weighing in on a “Professional Divorce,”  Aug. 2014
  • Court’s Divided Decision Inspires Call to Action, Sept. 2014
  • Judges Show Daubert Isn’t All That Complicated, Oct. 2014
  • Promise Questions and Jury Nullification, Nov. 2014
  • Justices, Judges Assemble Their Wish Lists, Dec. 2014
  • Service-of-Process Error Dooms Lawsuit, Jan. 2015
  • Decision Should Guide Cases Involving Internet Advertising, Jan. 2015
  • Wisconsin High Court Muddies the Waters, Feb. 2015
  • Crawford Issue Shines Light on Expert Reports, Mar. 2015
  • Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early for US High Court, Apr. 2015
  • Court Opens Door for More “Other-Acts Evidence,” May 2015
  • In First Opinion as Chief Justice, Roggensack Breaks Little Ground, June 2015
  • Drunken Driving Case Leads High Court to Correct Court of Appeals, July 2015
  • State Supreme Court Keeps on Truckin’, Aug. 2015
  • Judge Declines to “Like” Defamation on Facebook, Sept. 2015
  • Homicide by Text Message, Oct. 2015
  • Child Porn Case Pushes New Justice’s Work into Limelight, Nov. 2015
  • Choice of Wrong Legal Route Wastes Opportunity in Adoption Case, Dec. 2015
  • Extending the Reach of Daubert, Jan. 2016
  • Does Long Arm of Wisconsin Law Extend Down Under? Feb. 2016
  • Court Stretches in Heroin Blood Draw Case, Mar. 2016
  • Court Fumbles with Abortion Case Ruling, Apr. 2016
  • Should Grandparents Have Visitation Rights? May 2016
  • Stanford Rape Case Raises Question of When Judges Should Be Disciplined,           June 2016
  • Shiffra Case Causes Trouble for State Supreme Court – Again, July 2016
  • Going in Reverse: Court Trims Damage Awards in Small-Claims Case, Aug. 2016
  • Implied Consent Case Shows Need to Update Refusal-Hearing Statute, Sept. 2016
  • No Restitution for Mother of Child-Porn Victim, Oct. 2016
  • Immunity for Aid When There’s a Drug Overdose, Nov. 2016
  • Hot Pursuit for a Brake-Light Violation? Dec. 2016
  • Public Trust Doctrine Wins in Family Feud over Riparian Rights, Jan. 2017
  • In Fight Over Travel Ban, Court Holds Trump Card, Feb. 2017
  • Phoning in a Guilty Plea, Mar. 2017
  • Wanna Talk? Apr. 2017
  • Accrual of a Legal Malpractice Claim, May 2017
  • On This Much They Agree: DOJ Database Seriously Flawed, June 2017
  • High Court Delivers Smackdown in Separation-of-Powers Case, July 2017
  • 102-Year-Old Case Speaks to Us in 2017, Aug. 2017

Sampling of 35 Scholarly Nonfiction Publications

  • Judicial Case Management, in Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial, State Bar of Wisconsin, 1996-2009 (with J. Naugler)
  • The Geriatric Nurse as Witness: Tips for Effective Testimony, in Geriatric Nursing, Jan/Feb 2004
  • Accommodating the Elderly in Court, in The Wisconsin Lawyer, Sept. 2000
  • Relaxation, in American Journal of Nursing, June 1984