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March 2, 2018
Watch Oral Arguments in Important TIF Case Before Supreme Court
By Claire Silverman, League Legal Counsel

July 12, 2017
Wis. Supreme Court Finds Constitution Lets Homeowners Just Say "No"
By Daniel Olson, League Assistant Legal Counsel

June 28, 2017
Wisconsin Supreme Court Finds Liability Risk for Municipalities and Taxpayers in Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law
By Daniel Olson, League Assistant Legal Counsel

June 27, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Decides Wisconsin Takings Case, Approves Merger Clauses
By Jeff Mandell, Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

April 28, 2017
Recent Decision in Case Challenging Sex Offender Residency Regulations Yields Important Lessons
By Claire Silverman, League Legal Counsel

April 6, 2017
7th Circuit Holds Employees May Bring Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims Under Title VII
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an important decision that we want our members to be aware of.  We thank Lisa Soronen, Executive Director of the State & Local Legal Center in Washington D.C. for providing a summary of this decision.

March 10, 2017
Court Rules City Cannot Ban Guns on Public Buses; May Go Further
By Daniel Olson, League Assistant Legal Counsel

January 10, 2017 
Case Involving CVS Pharmacy Says 2008 Walgreen's Decision Continues to Rule the Day Despite Revisions to Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual
By Claire Silverman, League Legal Counsel

November 28, 2016 
Federal Judge Halts New FLSA Overtime Rules
By Claire Silverman, League Legal Counsel  

October 28, 2016
Social Host Ordinances Likely Unenforceable Following Court Decision
By Claire Silverman, League Legal Counsel  

Murr vs. Wisconsin

Murr vs. Wisconsin, a lawsuit challenging St. Croix County zoning ordinances, has made its way to the Supreme Court of the United States. The property owners allege that the zoning ordinances effect a regulatory taking of their property.

Stafford Rosenbaum represents the Wisconsin Counties Association, the Wisconsin Towns Association, and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities as amici curiae (friends of the court) in this case. Taken together, these organizations represent every level of local government in Wisconsin.  Learn more about the case on the Stafford Rosenbaum website here... 

Utility poles in local rights-of-way (“ROW”)  


 February 9, 2017 Legal Memo from Attorney Anita Gallucci, Boardman and Clark, LLP (PDF) to the League to explain further legal questions regarding Mobilitie poles in the right-of-way.

April 12, 2016 Legal Memo from attorney Anita Gallucci, Boardman and Clark LLP (PDF) 
to the League addressing questions regarding municipal powers to regulate placement of telecommunications poles in the right-of-way.