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The month after the end of the legislative floor session ends is a flurry of bill signings and last ditch efforts aimed at getting the Governor to veto particular bills. This year was no different except that the number of vetoes was significantly lower than previous years owing since both houses of the legislature and the Governor’s office are held by the same party.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, on April 17, issued a split decision greatly expanding the liability of physicians in medical liability cases. The case involved the scope of a physician's duty to inform a patient, often referred to as "informed consent."
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held oral arguments in one of the most highly anticipated cases in the modern era, Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a consolidated series of challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as the ObamaCare case. On April 30, a panel of experts will analyze the issues before the Court, and give their impressions of the oral arguments at a lunch time event in Madison.
This week, a number of real and “protest” candidates took the next step toward running in the upcoming recall elections. April 10 was the deadline for filing papers to get on the ballot for the recall elections against Gov. Walker, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, and the State Senators from Districts 13, 21, 23 and 29. Incumbents are automatically placed on the ballot, while challengers must secure nomination signatures, 2,000 for Gov. and Lt. Gov. and 400 for State Senate, for their name to appear.