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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 22

    Bingo

    Bingo
    “If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say.” (source) I have seen this attributed to Edward…
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Trumperdome

    Beyond Trumperdome
    This kind of talk, from a WashPo piece quoting supporters at yesterday’s rally, is what powers the Trump machine: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in Alabama. She turned ……
  • Aug 19

    Cynic.al Indeed

    Cynic.al Indeed
    The new Ashley Madison Hack lookup tool is at https://ashley.cynic.al/. As the site notes, just because an email is in there doesn’t prove the person who uses it signed up. But I would find it at least suggestive once we ……
Rank this Week: 16

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    No Establishment Clause Problem In Indictment of Halal Meat Exporter For False Statement

    No Establishment Clause Problem In Indictment of Halal Meat Exporter For False Statement
    In United States v. Aossey, (ND IA, Aug. 25, 2015), an Iowa federal district court rejected Establishment Clause and Free Exercise challenges to a 92-count indictment against various affiliated companies and individuals charging them with…
  • Aug 26

    2nd Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action By Sikh Victims of 1984 Riots In India

    2nd Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action By Sikh Victims of 1984 Riots In India
    In Sikhs for Justice, Inc. v. Gandhi, (2d Cir., Aug. 25, 2015), the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's dismissal of a putative class action on behalf of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India brought against…
  • Aug 26

    Burma's Parliament Passes Controversial Religious Conversion and Monogamy Law

    Burma's Parliament Passes Controversial Religious Conversion and Monogamy Law
    According to Human Rights Watch, on Aug. 21 Burma's joint parliament passed two bills that violate human rights and threaten to entrench religious discrimination.  The Religious Conversion Bill will require anyone wishing to change…
Rank this Week: 19

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Aug 25

    Killer facts: The scale of the global arms trade

    Killer facts: The scale of the global arms trade
    Weapons and ammunition in circulation Total current military stocks of China, USA, Russia, India, France and UK: 15,426 Battle tanks 17,816 Armoured combat vehicles 36,621 Large calibre artillery systems 7,644 Combat aircraft 1,485 Attack…
  • Aug 21

    Chelsea Manning: “Why Speaking Out Is Worth the Risk”

    Chelsea Manning: “Why Speaking Out Is Worth the Risk”
    Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified US government documents to the website WikiLeaks. From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea tells us why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime…
  • Aug 18

    Don’t Let Tariq Ba Odah Die At Guantanamo

    Don’t Let Tariq Ba Odah Die At Guantanamo
    The US administration has shown it has no intention to prosecute Tariq Ba Odah. It should immediately release him, with all necessary protections, and ensure that he receives the medical treatment and other care he requires.
Rank this Week: 28

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 52

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 25

    Catholic Hospital Caves Under Threat of Lawsuit and Approves Woman’s Procedure

    Catholic Hospital Caves Under Threat of Lawsuit and Approves Woman’s Procedure
    A Catholic-affiliated hospital will now perform a common reproductive healthcare procedure after the ACLU threatened to sue Under the threat of a potential lawsuit, a Catholic-affiliated hospital in California’s largest hospital network…
  • Aug 21

    The Army Should Assign Roles Based on Merit, Not Gender

    The Army Should Assign Roles Based on Merit, Not Gender
    Now that two women have graduated from Army Ranger school, it’s time to end all restrictions on women’s roles in the military This piece originally appeared on The Guardian. During my deployment to Iraq in 2007, the IED that…
  • Aug 20

    I’m Still Banned From Being a Boy Scout Leader

    I’m Still Banned From Being a Boy Scout Leader
    As a lifelong practicing Catholic, I’m troubled to be excluded from my church-sponsored troop after the BSA policy change. Three years ago, I was forced to do something unfair. I had to resign my position as assistant scoutmaster at my…
Rank this Week: 55

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 57

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 104

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Thank You Steven Gladstone, Wherever You Are

    Thank You Steven Gladstone, Wherever You Are
    Two of my all-time favorite rock albums were released in 1975.  Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks and Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run.  To commemorate the latter, which came out 40 years ago today, I've revised a piece I…
  • Aug 20

    GOP Candidates: From Bad To Very Bad

    GOP Candidates: From Bad To Very Bad
    Guest Blog Post by Tina DupuyI plead with all the writers, journalists, pundits, posters, commenters and tweeters of the nation: Please stop calling the Republican field a clown car. It was funny and image-provoking the first hundred times I…
  • Aug 18

    Morons and Oxymorons: The Fruitless Search For A Moderate Republican Candidate

    Morons and Oxymorons: The Fruitless Search For A Moderate Republican Candidate
    DonkeyHoteyThe Republican Party has become such a far right party that a "Republican moderate" appears to refer to someone who occasionally gives lip service to reality, such as acknowledging the existence of climate…
Rank this Week: 161

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Aug 10

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla
    I'm not a political junkie who sits around watching CNN or FoxNews. I don't know who the big names or personalities are, and I don't care. For the most part politics are reality TV for men - part wish fulfillment, part distraction from a life…
  • Aug 4

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative
    Ever since I started making fun of cuckservatives (conservatives who enjoy watching their friends get screwed over by the left), the attacks have come. The attacks are not from social justice warriors (my usual adversaries). No, I've been…
  • Jul 31

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist
    For years I read a blog by Vox Day, but to be honest, I had my concerns about the man. I thought it was weird that he pretended to have an attractive wife. Why do this? John Scalzi, one of Vox Day's haters, had convinced me and others that…
Rank this Week: 212

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t
    Dorothy Graves was homeless last year. She lived out of her 2001 GM Cavalier for four months, showering at friends’ houses, before she heard the Victoria Housing Authority could put a roof over her head. “I was ecstatic,”…
  • Jan 5

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t
    Dorothy Graves was homeless last year. She lived out of her 2001 GM Cavalier for four months, showering at friends’ houses, before she heard the Victoria Housing Authority could put a roof over her head. “I was ecstatic,”…
  • Nov 20

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 290

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 344

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jul 9

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape
    I have not said much on Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against him. I think the last time I mentioned him was after Beverly Johnson came made her accusation. I found it powerful and, given... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 337

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    A Corrections Officer Ain't No Ham Sandwich

    A Corrections Officer Ain't No Ham Sandwich
    The idea is that the grand jury is a check on prosecutorial abuse.  You get a bunch of citizens who scrutinize the prosecutor's evidence, challenge it even, and decide whether there's probable cause to believe the accused is guilty.…
  • Aug 18

    Fear of Flooding - UPDATE

    Fear of Flooding - UPDATE
    Are you a due process or a finality kind of guy?The question came from a judge.  We'd just met.  He knew nothing about me except that I was licensed to practice law.  He was cutting, as they say (and, by the way, just who are…
  • Aug 15

    95% Error Rate

    95% Error Rate
    They call themselves criminalists or forensic scientists or something with a fancy name.  They come into court explaining that they've done these tests hundreds of times.  There are, they say, a whole bunch of points of comparison.…
Rank this Week: 346

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID
    Authorities in Marseille were blasted for its plan to issue its homeless with ID cards featuring yellow triangles that detail their health issues. Although the initiative was aimed at making it easier for health workers to know what they were…
  • Jan 9

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
  • Jan 8

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport
    Some Orlando airport employees have contacted the media to report that homeless people are using the airport's first level to sleep and even bathe in the public bathrooms -- and that's upsetting travelers."It is an issue," said Norma McCann,…
Rank this Week: 501

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Aug 18

    Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data

    Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data Last week in…
  • Aug 14

    Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use

    Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use Technological change has…
  • Aug 14

    Please Vote For Me!

    Please Vote For Me!
    I've submitted a talk to Avvo's IgniteLaw event occurring in Las Vegas on September 3d and would really appreciate your support. You can vote for my talk along with 5 others here. In my talk, I'll discuss how Donald Trump may be very well be…
Rank this Week: 524

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    What an extraordinary week- and equal marriage seems as an elusive goal as ever

    What an extraordinary week- and equal marriage seems as an elusive goal as ever
    It seems surprising that an issue such as equal marriage rights has sucked up so much oxygen in national politics, but that has come about with the position of the Prime Minister to oppose come what may, any change to the definition of…
  • Aug 2

    Rally for marriage equality and equality for all this Saturday in Brisbane

    Rally for marriage equality and equality for all this Saturday in Brisbane
    This Saturday I will be joining other speakers at the marriage equality rally in Brisbane. It is expected that there will be thousands present. The more the merrier! The rally will address the lottery of the law which determines who is and…
  • Aug 2

    LGBT Family Law Institute regional meeting to occur in Australia

    LGBT Family Law Institute regional meeting to occur in Australia
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Rank this Week: 553

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Commonwealth Court Expands the Scope of Good Samaritan Amendment to the Workers’ Compensation Act

    Commonwealth Court Expands the Scope of Good Samaritan Amendment to the Workers’ Compensation Act
    In 2003, the Pennsylvania General Assembly amended Section 601 of the Workers’ Compensation Act to expand the definition of the word “employee” to include employees who, while in the course and scope of their employment,…
  • Aug 24

    Next on DOL’s Agenda: Mobile Device Use Outside Work Hour

    Next on DOL’s Agenda: Mobile Device Use Outside Work Hour
    It appears that the U.S. Department of Labor intends to remain busy through the rest of the summer.  After releasing in June a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards…
  • Aug 20

    3 Ways Businesses Can Protect Themselves in Pro-Union Time

    3 Ways Businesses Can Protect Themselves in Pro-Union Time
    Do your work rules align with recent National Labor Relations Board rulings? Are you prepared to ward off a unionization campaign? Check out this McNees article on the subject!… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 604

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 1

    The sweet taste of change

    The sweet taste of change
    This is the “Skipper Mix,” made by Haribo.  Except hopefully some of the faces will be removed after consumer complaints.  I can only hope.  Because how long does it fucking take anyway? Via Indian Country Today.
  • Jan 19

    Teen uses ‘Sweet 16′ to raise money for other

    Teen uses ‘Sweet 16′ to raise money for other
    This is Nubia Wilson.  In lieu of gifts for her “Sweet 16″ birthday, she asked that friends and family donate to a fund for Ethiopian children, and raised $2000. Want to donate?  Go here.
  • Aug 2

    ‘New Toronto restaurant staffed with Deaf waiters’

    ‘New Toronto restaurant staffed with Deaf waiters’
Rank this Week: 699

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 709

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 653

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 747

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
Rank this Week: 858

New England School of Law OUTLaws

New England School of Law OUTLaws

News and information of interest for the New England School of Law OUTLaws, and other members and supporters of the GLBT law school community.

http://nesloutlaws.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    GLAD Internship

    GLAD Internship
    GLAD has just announced its spring internships. Information below.************************************************************JOB DESCRIPTION AND INFO ABOUT GLAD:
  • Oct 4

    Reproductive Technology Bar

    Reproductive Technology Bar
    Yikes. A proposed bill in the Indiana General Assembly would outright bar lesbians (and any women who can't prove their participation in church or faith-based activities, amont other requirements) from accessing reproductive technology, such…
  • Sep 17

    NJ Domestic Partner Law - Doesn't Cover Inheritance

    NJ Domestic Partner Law - Doesn't Cover Inheritance
    New Jersey's domestic partnership law, which took effect in July 2004, provides some of the legal rights of marriage to same sex couples who register. Included are hospital visitation, some state tax benefits, and some benefits to state…
Rank this Week: 857

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 26

    Ethnic Markets & Restaurants in Albany County

    Ethnic Markets &amp; Restaurants in Albany County
    Click HERE for a Complete list of Albany area markets and restaurants. The below list of restaurants and mini markets were recommended by members …Continue reading →
  • Aug 21

    In Our Own Voices, Inc. welcomes you back to campu

    In Our Own Voices, Inc. welcomes you back to campu
    In Our Own Voices,’ Offices are located less than 2 miles from the law school: 245 Lark Street, Albany, NY 12210 …Continue reading →
  • Aug 20

    Interesting Articles and Updates of the Week

    Interesting Articles and Updates of the Week
    Albany Law School’s President and Dean Alicia Ouellette, ’94 welcomes the Class of 2018, Click HERE to learn more.  In National News: …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 885

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Are Traumatized Students §504 Eligible?

    Are Traumatized Students §504 Eligible?
    Kids who grow up in a ghetto are the subject of numerous traumas.  They experience more than their share of extreme stresses such as: street crime, domestic violence, race discrimination, routine violence, death and disruption. Are they,…
  • Aug 24

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    The Kentucky handcuffing incident has reignited the debate about abuse of seclusion and restraints. What do you think should Congress pass a law requiring training and notification? ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Aug 21

    Special Education Law 101 - Part XVI Hearing Procedures 1 #SpecialEdHearing

    Special Education Law 101 - Part XVI Hearing Procedures 1 #SpecialEdHearing
    This is another in a  series of posts comprising an introduction to special education law.  This series is meant to be an introduction for newbies and a refresher course for more experienced readers.  Please let us know what…
Rank this Week: 897

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Aug 20

    Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter
    ‘Nuff Said.
  • Jul 28

    Padilla Retroactivity Making Another Trip to the Supreme Court?

    Padilla Retroactivity Making Another Trip to the Supreme Court?
    Earlier this month the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of United States v. Chan.  That case involves a longtime U.S. green card holder and British national who is trying to get her prior convictions for perjury…
  • Jul 13

    It’s Such a Good Feeling

    It’s Such a Good Feeling
    Not too long ago I transcribed for this blog a piece George Orwell wrote for Tribune, a British newspaper to which he was a regular contributor.  Orwell had his own column in the paper which he called As I Please … Continue…
Rank this Week: 908

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall?

    Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall?
    NY Times: Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall? http://ift.tt/1Jwblez (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • Aug 26

    I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story

    I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story
    Workplace HR Problem: "I Had A Baby And Cancer When I Worked At Amazon" (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • Aug 26

    Military transgender ban set to end next May

    Military transgender ban set to end next May
    Military transgender ban to end next May (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
Rank this Week: 1077

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    The Economics of Exploitation: Indigenous Peoples and the Impact of Resource Extraction

    The Economics of Exploitation: Indigenous Peoples and the Impact of Resource Extraction
    From CounterPunch by Mark Kernan: In 1937 George Orwell said that coal mining was the ‘metabolism’ of western civilisation. What he meant by this striking metaphor was that coal was the catalyst for an earlier industrial…
  • Aug 7

    2015 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, 9 August

    2015 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, 9 August
    The 2015 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is on the 9th of August. The UN will have programs to celebrate the day on the 10th at UN headquarters in New York. Details are here on the web page of the Permanent Forum on…
  • Jun 26

    If Truth be Told, the Indian Child Welfare Act and child removal today

    If Truth be Told, the Indian Child Welfare Act and child removal today
    From The Hill:If Truth be Told "For more than a century, the governments of Canada and the United States pursued a policy of forcible removal of indigenous children from their homes and communities.  The Truth and Reconciliation…
Rank this Week: 1208

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

Covers education law and civil rights. By R. Tamara de Silva.

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Apr 13

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice   By R. Tamara de Silva April 13, 2013                            Dr. Kermit Gosnell's…
Rank this Week: 1152

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    No expert costs available under the Fair Labor Standards Act

    No expert costs available under the Fair Labor Standards Act
    Many labor and employment plaintiffs have no money to pay their lawyers. The law recognizes this, allowing plaintiffs' lawyers to recover their attorneys' fees if they win the case. Once the plaintiff wins, her lawyer files a motion with the…
  • Aug 24

    Videotaped excessive force claim goes to jury

    Videotaped excessive force claim goes to jury
    This my favorite Section 1983 case of the year. A divided Court of Appeals holds that a jury must determine whether an Occupy Wall Street protester has an excessive force claim against two police officers who pepper-sprayed her after she…
  • Aug 21

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in civil…

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in civil rights case against Orange County  Judge: County investigators violated Constitution5-year-old questioned without parents' consentBy Gittel EvangelistTimes Herald-RecordAug. 21, 2015 A federal…
Rank this Week: 1559

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    NYPD Disqualification Appeals for Disqualified Candidate

    NYPD Disqualification Appeals for Disqualified Candidate
    We continue to assist candidates that have been disqualified from the NYPD.  for over 12 years we have assisted candidates that received letters for NYPD psych disqualification, NYPD character or background disqualification or NYPD…
  • Aug 20

    Can employee placed on union paid release time be shielded from discipline?

    Can employee placed on union paid release time be shielded from discipline?
    This is the question that was posed in the case of petitioner versus Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority “MABSTOA” The Appellate Division First Department decided that it was violative of public policy to allow…
  • Aug 4

    NYPD Disqualification appeal

    NYPD Disqualification appeal
    … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1489

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Aug 13

    Fazliddin Kurbanov Found Guilty – Looking At Terrorism In Idaho

    Fazliddin Kurbanov Found Guilty – Looking At Terrorism In Idaho
    Fazliddin Kurbanov’s trial is over, and as quickly as it began, most people will forget about the issues raised in court. A jury found that Fazliddin had agreed with a person identified as “Ahmadi” to provide material…
  • Jun 27

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!
    Two weeks to go – and then another six or so to sanity. This is the way it goes every time I prepare for a big trial. I try to not let it get me but it always does. And my compadres at the office, my blushing bride of nearly forty…
  • May 7

    Pardon our absence …

    Pardon our absence …
    There are times when we are getting ready for trial and there seems little time to breathe, and no time to post to this blog. Now is such a time. So if we seem absent – well we are. But I am reminded today of the value of preparation,…
Rank this Week: 1467

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
  • Jun 25

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial.  Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only…
  • Jun 2

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 1548

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

http://thewretchedoftheearth.blogspot.com
  • Mar 29

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 1537

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Aug 24

    Unilateral Contract Case Study

    Unilateral Contract Case Study
    A local news program reported recently a woman in the Phoenix metro area is offering $1,000 to anyone who can prove the claims in Proposition 104. Sounds like a fun way to possibly make a grand.  But is this a legally enforceable…
  • Aug 19

    Pleading Ignorance of Arizona’s Case Law

    Pleading Ignorance of Arizona’s Case Law
    I wish it was as simple as this: “Your Honor, I plead ignorance of the law because it is impractical and quite nearly impossible to access a significant amount of Arizona’s case law on the matter.”  Nearly 30 years of…
  • Aug 5

    Federal Wiretaps, District of Arizona 2014

    Federal Wiretaps, District of Arizona 2014
    The Federal Wiretap Report made by the federal judiciary, provides an insight into how wiretaps are used in Arizona and how the judicial district Arizona compares to other judicial districts in the United States. Just looking at the map…
Rank this Week: 1831

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2071

Queer Law Watch

Queer Law Watch

Covers cases of importance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. By Christopher Goeken.

http://queerlawwatch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    Curhat Salah Satu Kebutuhan Pokok Wanita dalam Hubungan Cinta

    Curhat Salah Satu Kebutuhan Pokok Wanita dalam Hubungan Cinta
    Agar cinta dapat tumbuh dengan  sehat dan berjalan langgeng hingga usia tua diperlukan pemenuhan hal-hal pokok dalm hubungan dan tentunya pola komunikasi yang membangun. Bila suatu hubungan percintaan dijalankan dengan pola komunikasi…
  • Jan 16

    Senjata Cinta yang Merusak Hubungan Kekasih

    Senjata Cinta yang Merusak Hubungan Kekasih
    Dalam keadaan putus asa, orang orang sekarang mulai menggunakan cara negatif untuk memaksakan pasangan mereka agar lebih mencintai mereka. Mereka menyembunyikan kasih sayang dan juah secara emosi. Mereka menjadi lekas cepat marah dan suka…
  • Feb 22

    Married Same-Sex Couples Need Not Be Pre-certified to Adopt Spouse's Child

    Married Same-Sex Couples Need Not Be Pre-certified to Adopt Spouse's Child
    A Monroe County Family Court Judge has ruled that married same-sex couples should be treated like their heterosexual counterparts when one parent wants to adopt the child of the other. Usually, same-sex couples needed to submit to an…
Rank this Week: 1992

The Shout

The Shout

Covers wiretaps, privacy, copyright, and free speech. By Jennifer Granick.

http://www.granick.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Oct 30

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election
    GRANICK SLATE CARD NATIONAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 2012   Friends, Romans, Republicans:  
  • Jul 24

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    Unfortunately, I haven’t been keeping this site up to date as I’ve been blogging on the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society site.  To that end, here are my most recent posts: The Unintended Consequences of CISPA New…
Rank this Week: 1877

California Police Brutality Lawyer…

California Police Brutality Lawyer Blog

Covers police brutality and excessive force. By Okorie Okorocha.

http://www.californiapolicebrutalitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1745

Bent Law

Bent Law

Covers gay rights and the law.

http://bentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    On Academic Freedom

    On Academic Freedom
    Ian Barnard has written an essay on academic freedom and issues of sexual orientation, political views and the unwritten rules of academic discipline well worth reading: Academic Freedom and Me The complications of…
  • Oct 21

    The Indian Government and the Homosexuality Disease

    The Indian Government and the Homosexuality Disease
    The Times of India recently reported on a case before the Indian High Court challenging Section 377 of the Indian penal code criminalizing sodomy and the like. To bolster its case, the Indian government has asserted arguments long popular…
  • Oct 2

    Measure of Your Political Compa

    Measure of Your Political Compa
    For a little relief from the election rhetoric and to get a sense of your own political orientation you might find the self test for your political compass interesting. To access the test go to the following site of the political compass.
Rank this Week: 2150

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 2133

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 26

    Come Join Me for the Webinar “Drafting Severance and Confidentiality Agreements Amid New EEOC, NLRB and Now SEC Scrutiny”

    Come Join Me for the Webinar “Drafting Severance and Confidentiality Agreements Amid New EEOC, NLRB and Now SEC Scrutiny”
    I am pleased to be a co-presenter at this webinar on September 9, 2015.  The EEOC and NLRB have been challenging severance provisions that they feel may stop an employee or former employee from cooperating with a charge filed with the…
  • Aug 25

    The Dreaded Litigation Hold

    The Dreaded Litigation Hold
    If you groaned when you saw the words “litigation hold,” then you are in good company. I have been enjoying the reemergence of Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, so maybe this is why this image is fresh in my mind.  When I…
  • Aug 12

    Vote Early and Vote Often

    Vote Early and Vote Often
    In honor of our new Chicago office, and as reportedly stated by at least two influential Chicagoans, Mayor Daley and Al Capone, we are asking for you to get out the vote. Every year, the ABA Journal invites nominations for its…
Rank this Week: 3054

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Aug 26

    Lawsuit by the National Coalition for Men

    Lawsuit by the National Coalition for Men
    From CNN/ Money: Are businesses that cater to women inherently anti-male? Entrepreneur Stephanie Burns would say no. Burns runs Chic CEO, a startup that hosts networking events and provides online resources for female entrepreneurs. But three…
  • Aug 25

    Women's Equality Day

    Women's Equality Day
    Women's Equality Day At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution,…
  • Aug 24

    Marc Maron

    Marc Maron
    The book was published in 2013, but I recently discovered it, and read it. Marc Maron--the guy who interviewed Obama from his garage in L.A.--is a comedian and actor. He is also a smart social critic, and his book Attempting...<img…
Rank this Week: 3166

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Aug 26

    Right to Counsel in Nonpayment Hearing

    Right to Counsel in Nonpayment Hearing
    By Tamar Birkhead In my last post, I discussed the phenomenon that I call “the new peonage,” in which criminal justice debt creates a two-tiered system of justice in our juvenile and criminal courtrooms. One of my proposals for…
  • Aug 25

    Judge Gee Enters Her Final Order

    Judge Gee Enters Her Final Order
    In two earlier posts, we reported on the Texas case where plaintiffs sought the release of children and their mothers from immigrant detention centers. After issuing her initial order, Judge Gee gave the Obama Administration an opportunity to…
  • Aug 24

    From the White House to the Military: (Mostly) Gender Good New

    From the White House to the Military: (Mostly) Gender Good New
    Good News: The National Center for Transgender Equality celebrates the appointment of Raffi Freedman-Gurspan was appointed by President Obama as the first openly transgender staffer. Freedman-Gurspan is appointed as an Outreach and…
Rank this Week: 3165

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Aug 20

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice
    There is a persistent myth in America that our adversarial court system gives every litigant an equal chance for justice. In fact, research overwhelmingly shows that federal courts are like casinos where the government and big business…
  • Aug 17

    Amazon’s Brutal Conditions No Suprise to Warehouse Worker

    Amazon’s Brutal Conditions No Suprise to Warehouse Worker
    Amazon has come full-circle. Not only is Amazon a harsh and stingy place for low-paid hourly warehouse workers, it is also a  Darwinian nightmare for white-collar workers. The New York Times recently outlined Amazon’s…
  • Aug 13

    White House Summit For ‘New Generation’ of Worker

    White House Summit For ‘New Generation’ of Worker
    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez announced this week that the White House will hold a “Summit on Worker Voice” on October 7 to “energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential…
Rank this Week: 3577