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Jeffrey Sweetland Blog Posts

NAACP/Voces Voter ID Case Update -- Oral Argument Before Supreme Court Scheduled for Feb. 25

February 05, 2014

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument for later this month, on Feb. 25th at 9:45 am in the NAACP/Voces challenge to the constitutionality of the voter ID requirement in 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. Hawks Quindel attorneys Richard Saks, Michele Sumara, and Jeffrey Sweetland have represented the plaintiffs, including the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP, Voces de la Frontera, and 12 ... more->>

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Hawks Quindel Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

September 11, 2013

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is pleased to announce that six of its attorneys have been named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. “Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or ... more->>

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THE WISCONSIN FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT AND THE FEDERAL FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT - WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

February 18, 2013
by Jeffrey Sweetland

This month we observe the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). That law extended, to employees throughout the United States, FMLA leave rights that Wisconsin employees had already enjoyed for five years under the Wisconsin FMLA.A Wisconsin employee can choose to utilize the Wisconsin FMLA whenever it provides him or her with greater FMLA benefits ... more->>

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CHARLTON, HALSTEAD, HAWKS, NOVOTNAK, PARSONS, QUINDEL, AND SWEETLAND NAMED AS “BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA” FOR 2013

September 11, 2012

Hawks Quindel is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been named “Best Lawyers in America” for 2013. Best Lawyers is a peer-review publication in the legal profession. For 2013, the following Hawks Quindel Attorneys have been honored: • Katherine Charlton – “Employment Law – Individuals” • Aaron Halstead – “Labor Law – Union Litigation and Worker’s Compensation Law – Claimants” •... more->>

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JUDGE ISSUES PERMANENT INJUNCTION BARRING IMPLEMENTATION OF PHOTO ID LAW

July 18, 2012

On July 17, 2012, Judge Flanagan issued a permanent injunction in the NAACP/Voces photo ID litigation. The decision is a solid victory on virtually every single important issue in the case. Judge Flanagan found that the organizational plaintiffs had standing to pursue this case. Judge Flanagan also found that the detailed burdens encountered by the individual plaintiffs and affiants were ... more->>

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VOTER ID CASE UPDATE: POST-TRIAL BRIEF FILED - DECISION ANTICIPATED IN JUNE

May 17, 2012

The NAACP and Voces de la Frontera have now filed their post-trial brief. The brief follows a bench trial on April 16-19, heard by Judge Flanagan. Because the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals have declined to accept the state’s appeal before Judge Flanagan issues a final decision, the temporary injunction will remain in place through the June 5 recall election, along with Judge Niess’ permanent... more->>

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AN UPDATE ON THE NAACP VOTER RIGHTS CASE

April 26, 2012

On April 25th the District II Court of Appeals based in Waukesha denied Attorney General Van Hollen’s petition to stay Judge Flangan’s injunction of Photo ID for voting. The short decision is attached. The appeals court agreed with our position that it should not interfere with the temporary injunction but instead allow our case before Judge Flanagan to be concluded with a final decision, which ... more->>

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SELF-CARE RIGHT UNDER FEDERAL FMLA REDUCED IN RECENT U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION

April 18, 2012
by Jeffrey Sweetland

The assault on state employees continues unabated. This time the blow was delivered by the U. S. Supreme Court. In a 5-4 decision issued March 20, 2012, in Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals, the Reagan-Bush-Bush wing of the Court ruled that state government employees cannot sue over violations of their self-care rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).The federal FMLA ... more->>

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US FEDERAL COURT NIPS WALKER’S WINGS: JUDGE WILLIAM CONLEY STRIKES DOWN TWO ONEROUS PROVISIONS OF ACT 10

April 02, 2012

On Friday, March 30, 2012, Judge William Conley in the federal district court for the Western District of Wisconsin found significant parts of Act 10, Wisconsin’s radical reform of public employees’ right to engage in collective bargaining, unconstitutional:· The Court found the requirement for annual recertification votes in which 51% of the employees must vote every year to recertify - an ... more->>

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CHARLTON AND MURSHID CONTRIBUTE TO WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT LAW TREATISE

December 14, 2011

Attorneys Summer Murshid and Katherine Charlton will update the "Privacy and Individual Rights" chapter of the multi-volume Employment Law treatise published by the State Bar of Wisconsin and updated for 2012. Attorneys Timothy Hawks and Jeffery Sweetland have previously contributed to this treatise.... more->>

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