Legislative Power Over Administrative Agencies: A Retrospective on 2011 Wisconsin Act 21

April 8, 2021 from 10:30am-12:45pm

One decade ago, Wisconsin enacted 2011 Act 21, which sought to clarify and limit the authority of administrative agencies. How have courts and agencies responded? The Thompson Center hosted a 10th anniversary virtual conference exploring the purpose of Act 21, its legacy, and its application in the ongoing state Supreme Court litigation in Clean Wisconsin, Inc. v. DNR.

The conference included a plenary address with Professor Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson on checks and balances in action and a keynote address by U.S. Congressman Tom Tiffany who worked to pass Act 21 in the Wisconsin Legislature.

Distinguished Professor of Law at Marquette University and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske moderated a panel with attorneys Bennett J. Conard and Ryan Walsh on Act 21 and the potential outcomes of the pending Wisconsin Supreme Court litigation.

Approved for 2.5 CLE credits