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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/
  • Mar 17

    She Does it Again

    She Does it Again
    Someone serious really needs to run against Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle. Prosecutors say no crime was committed in scalding death of Miami inmate: The corrections officers who locked a schizophrenic man in a…
  • Mar 14

    IRL (R-27) Says No

    IRL (R-27) Says No
    Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Intention To Vote No On AHCA Bill As Written The post IRL (R-27) Says No appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Mar 12

    Must be Reform

    Must be Reform
    A friend writes, Gathered with some friends last night to read the Megillah. This year we replaced the name of the villain Haman with “Donald” as we spun our groggers. Most satisfying. The post Must be Reform appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 13

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
  • Feb 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman
    Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful…
  • Jan 27

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
  • Jan 26

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 51

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
  • Mar 22

    Congress: Medicaid Allows Me to Have a Job and Live Independently

    Congress: Medicaid Allows Me to Have a Job and Live Independently
    As an American living with a disability, I need Medicaid to live an independent life. As part of the one of five Americans living with a disability, I am happy to be gainfully employed. I am able to file and pay my taxes in a timely manner…
  • Mar 22

    Un Oficial de Inmigración Nos Metió a Mi Hermana y a Mí en Un Armario y Nos Agredió Sexualmente

    Un Oficial de Inmigración Nos Metió a Mi Hermana y a Mí en Un Armario y Nos Agredió Sexualmente
    Nos fuimos de Guatemala buscando una vida pacífica. Lo que paso después que cruzamos la frontera nos cambió la vida. Advertencia: Este escrito contiene descripciones de asalto sexual sufridos por la autora por un oficial…
  • Mar 22

    A Border Agent Took My Sister and Me Into a Closet and Sexually Assaulted U

    A Border Agent Took My Sister and Me Into a Closet and Sexually Assaulted U
    We fled Guatemala looking for a safer and better life. What happened to us after crossing the border changed our lives. This piece originally appeared on ACLU of Northern California's Blog. Warning: This piece contains descriptions of sexual…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 101

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break
    Dear Readers:Religion Clause will be going on a publication break until approximately the end of March.  Check back for my resumption of postings at that time.Howard Friedman
  • Mar 19

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rafael Domingo, Theology and Jurisprudence. A Good Partnership?, (Journal of Law and Religion, 32, 2017, Forthcoming).Rafael Domingo, The Constitutional Justification of Religion, (March 9, 2017).Christine P. Bartholomew, Exorcising…
  • Mar 18

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University
    In Richardson v. Northwest Christian University, (D OR, March 16, 2017), an unmarried professor of exercise science at a Christian university sued for discrimination after she was fired because she became pregnant out of wedlock and refused…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Mar 21

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate
    Huffington Post (March 20, 2017): Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate, by Catherine Pearson: On Monday, a group of women arrived at the Texas Senate Chambers wearing red robes and white bonnets as a nod to characters...
  • Mar 18

    Turnaway Study Noted for "the Ordinariness of It"

    Turnaway Study Noted for "the Ordinariness of It"
    New York Times (Dec. 14, 2016): Abortion Is Found to Have Little Effect on Women’s Mental Health, by Pam Belluck: A new study comparing women who had abortions with those who were turned away at clinics finds that women who...
  • Mar 15

    Idaho to Stop Enforcing Ban on Telemedicine Abortion

    Idaho to Stop Enforcing Ban on Telemedicine Abortion
    Spokesman-Review (Boise) (Jan. 23, 2017): Idaho to Stop Enforcing Telemedicine Abortion Bans, by Kimberlee Kruesi: Two laws hindering women from obtaining safe abortions have been dismantled in Idaho. The first curtailed the use of…
Rank this Week: 317

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 279

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/
  • Mar 20

    Hearings To Appoint A Supreme Court Justice Must Be Postponed While There Is A Cancer On The Presidency

    Hearings To Appoint A Supreme Court Justice Must Be Postponed While There Is A Cancer On The Presidency
    FBI Director James Comey, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, acknowledged the existence of what the Washington Post described as "a counterintelligence investigation into the Russian government’s efforts…
  • Mar 17

    Trump, Like Reagan, Hopes To Slam The Courthouse Door In Poor People's Face

    Trump, Like Reagan, Hopes To Slam The Courthouse Door In Poor People's Face
    "We promote what Thomas Jefferson described as "the most sacred of the duties of government," which is "to provide equal and impartial justice to all its citizens." And we do it at a cost that amounts to less than one one-hundredth of 1…
  • Mar 16

    You Can Fool 40% Of The People All Of The Time

    You Can Fool 40% Of The People All Of The Time
    What is so striking about the roll out of Trump budget is not that it is designed to provide massive tax cuts for the wealthy and a big boost in military spending.  Or that this is to be paid for…
Rank this Week: 533

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • Apr 4

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say
    It may be getting easier for people with criminal records to find housing.In new guidance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tells landlords that turning down tenants or buyers based on their criminal records may violate the…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 439

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
  • Jan 18

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Sep 8

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard
    It is the dog days of summer here in Phoenix, Arizona where the weather seems endlessly hot.  There are a variety of ways that people try to beat the “dry heat” where temperatures commonly near 120 degrees.  Sometimes…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 536

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: 348

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: 358

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: 825

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/
  • Mar 22

    A “No Show” at the IACHR: A Portentous Absence

    A “No Show” at the IACHR: A Portentous Absence
    by guest contributor Deborah M. Weissman, Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law The failure of the United States government to appear at a scheduled hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights…
  • Mar 21

    No Excuse for US Refusal to Attend InterAmerican Commission Hearing

    No Excuse for US Refusal to Attend InterAmerican Commission Hearing
    by guest author Sarah Paoletti, Penn Law The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ 161st Period of Sessions – which concluded with hearings on the United States – will be marked by the unprecedented failure of the…
  • Mar 20

    Judge Gorsuch and Women

    Judge Gorsuch and Women
    Over the course of the past few weeks, women's organizations have reviewed Judge Gorsuch's record in an attempt to determine his understanding of the myriad legal issues women face. Judge Gorsuch by and large has not appreciated the…
Rank this Week: 1190

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/
  • Mar 3

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2017

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2017
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Social Media in 2017 Until recently, lawyers have been reticent to use social media, insisting that it was a passing fad. However,…
  • Feb 10

    Washington Bar Association allows virtual law office

    Washington Bar Association allows virtual law office
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Washington Bar Association Allows Virtual Law Offices The Washington State Bar Association wasn’t the first bar to consider the ethics of…
  • Jan 30

    California Bar on the ethics of blogging

    California Bar on the ethics of blogging
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *** California Bar on the ethics of blogging Blogs have been around for over a decade now and lawyers have been blogging from the very start.…
Rank this Week: 582

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/
  • Jan 28

    The New Colossu

    The New Colossu
    How naïve he'd been, thought the Optician.  How naïve.  Because there would always be greater sorrow, deeper and more unfathomable than any of us could ever imagine.Emma Jane Kirby, The Optician of Lampedusa.* * * *…
  • Dec 14

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law
    Some true stories:A judge told me (off the record) that when it comes down to it, he finds cops more credible than lay witnesses.Another judge told me (off the record) that if it had been a DUI he'd have granted the defendant's motion and…
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
Rank this Week: 1029

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 868

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 9

    Work to be done

    Work to be done
      Last night I watched the news with a sinking heart.  Because the signs were there.  The GOP chose its candidate, and the candidate they chose represents their values.  They tried to disclaim him,  but their actions…
  • Nov 2

    Happy birthday

    Happy birthday
    to Dr. John Raible.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 750

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 560

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1025

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…
  • 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:  
Rank this Week: 813

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: 935

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/
  • Mar 22

    Who is going to join me? The first LGBTI legal and regulatory conference is on in May

    Who is going to join me? The first LGBTI legal and regulatory conference is on in May
    The first annual LGBTI legal and regulatory conference is being held on 25 and 26 May in Melbourne. I will be speaking there-  about IVF reproductive treatment and stored genetic materials. Who is going to join me? The topics covered…
  • Mar 22

    SA LGBTI couples can now pursue surrogacy there

    SA LGBTI couples can now pursue surrogacy there
    Changes to South Australian assisted reproductive treatment and surrogacy laws that partly remove discrimination started yesterday. The laws will allow for the first time: lesbian couples without medical infertility (which has…
  • Mar 18

    Should the genetic dad be named on the birth certificate before a domestic surrogacy parentage order is made?

    Should the genetic dad be named on the birth certificate before a domestic surrogacy parentage order is made?
    I am very much a believer in getting it right first time. One of my cardinal rules with surrogacy cases is that I hate surprises- or to put it another way, prevention is better than cure. I aim to make my clients' surrogacy journeys as…
Rank this Week: 1973

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Mar 21

    Judge Gorsuch and the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case

    Judge Gorsuch and the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case
    I write a lot about very bad court decisions. Here’s one from U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch that rivals the very worst. Judge Gorsuch wrote a dissent in Transam Trucking, Inc. v. Administrative Review Board,…
  • Mar 3

    How Can the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Be So Clueless about Age Discrimination?

    How Can the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Be So Clueless about Age Discrimination?
    Why is it left to the Attorney General of Illinois to address the national problem of blatant and destructive age discrimination in hiring? Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan this week warned six national career and job search companies…
  • Feb 28

    Economists Say Age Discrimination in Hiring Forces Cuts in Social Security

    Economists Say Age Discrimination in Hiring Forces Cuts in Social Security
    The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco issued an “Economic Letter” this week noting that “current policies” in place to combat age discrimination in hiring may not work, which is increasing the burden on U.S. Social…
Rank this Week: 2502

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/
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Permits Some Light Into the Black Box of Jury Deliberation

    Supreme Court Permits Some Light Into the Black Box of Jury Deliberation
    Jury deliberations are the proverbial black box. After passively receiving the law, evidence, and arguments at a trial, the jurors will retire to discuss the case in secret. When they return with a verdict, no explanation will be required for…
  • Jan 21

    Chicago, New York Heading in Opposite Directions on Crime; Where Does Milwaukee Stand?

    Chicago, New York Heading in Opposite Directions on Crime; Where Does Milwaukee Stand?
    To judge by some of the political rhetoric last fall, violent crime must be surging in our nation’s cities. Is that true? The answer may depend on which city you are talking about, and which neighborhood within that city. Consider the…
  • Jan 16

    Book Release Tomorrow!

    Book Release Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow, Jan. 17, I’ll be at Boswell Books in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. for an event to mark the release of my new book, Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
Rank this Week: 3085

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/
  • Mar 21

    Remembering Judge Shirley Hufstedler - One of the Famous First

    Remembering Judge Shirley Hufstedler - One of the Famous First
    Robert Percival, The Judge Who Climbed Mountains, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (March 2017) Shirley and Seth Hufstedler loved to climb mountains. The week before the U.S. Department of Education opened its doors in 1980, a profile of them reported…
  • Mar 21

    Following the Changes in the Supreme Court's Abortion Law

    Following the Changes in the Supreme Court's Abortion Law
    Mary Ziegler, The New Negative Rights: Abortion Funding and Constitutional Law after Whole Woman's Health: The Hyde Amendment, a ban on the Medicaid funding of abortion, is once again at the center of the abortion wars. For the most…
  • Mar 21

    Writing on Abortion

    Writing on Abortion
    Carol Sanger, Why, What, and Now: Writing on Abortion I’ve just written a book called About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in 21st Century America. For years I hadn’t wanted to work on the issue of abortion because from an advocacy…
Rank this Week: 2382

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Mar 21

    Week Ending 3/17/17: O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy

    Week Ending 3/17/17: O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending March 17, 2017 By Adam Schorr O'Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 4392 (1st Cir. March 3, 2017) I have long been a staunch supporter of the Oxford comma and…
  • Mar 20

    Jury Hits Walmart with $5.5 M Penalty for Retaliating Against Employee Complaint

    Jury Hits Walmart with $5.5 M Penalty for Retaliating Against Employee Complaint
    Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, and more. But the laws go beyond simply saying that this type of discrimination can’t take place: it also creates a remedy for…
  • Mar 14

    Week Ending 3/10/17: Acevedo v. Flightsafety International

    Week Ending 3/10/17: Acevedo v. Flightsafety International
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending March 10, 2017 Acevedo v. Flightsafety International, Inc., __ N.J. Super. __; 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS 29 (N.J. Appellate Division, March 6, 2017) The New Jersey Appellate…
Rank this Week: 1606

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 21

    It’s Finally Spring! Time to Clean Your Job Posting

    It’s Finally Spring! Time to Clean Your Job Posting
    The equinox has come and went, meaning warm weather is thankfully approaching. This also means spring hiring season is here for many employers. However, caution is advised. Given the ease of un-vetted online job postings, many forget that…
  • Mar 15

    Take a Lesson (or not) from Congress and the Feds on How to Investigate Employee Claim

    Take a Lesson (or not) from Congress and the Feds on How to Investigate Employee Claim
    It seems that every day we are hearing something about investigations involving the White House. Whether it is the investigation into Russia’s hacking of the election that has resulted in the indictment of suspected Russian…
  • Mar 14

    EEOC Sues Freight Company for Failing to Accommodate Emotional Support Dog

    EEOC Sues Freight Company for Failing to Accommodate Emotional Support Dog
    A notable case caught our eye recently coming out of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Namely, The EEOC sued CRST International, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 2199

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Scope of Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law Examined

    Scope of Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law Examined
    As if Counties could forget that Court employees are just a little different, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania sent us another reminder when the Court held that the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law does not apply to judicial employees.…
  • Mar 15

    D.C. Circuit Questions Validity of the NLRB’s Joint Employer Standard

    D.C. Circuit Questions Validity of the NLRB’s Joint Employer Standard
    In 2015, we discussed the new joint-employer standard that was articulated by the National Labor Relations Board in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc.  As a reminder, the NLRB held that a joint-employer relationship may be…
  • Mar 7

    The “Honest Belief” Defense Comes to the Third Circuit

    The “Honest Belief” Defense Comes to the Third Circuit
    In the Third Circuit, an employer’s honest belief that an employee committed misconduct can now serve as a defense to a retaliation claim under the FMLA.  With the recent decision in Capps v. Mondelez Global, LLC (found here) the…
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Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Mar 20

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago
    I don’t ordinarily advertise on my blog but here comes a commercial. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting the 34th annual Section 1983 Conference in Chicago on April 20-21, 2017. This two-day conference covers all aspects of…
  • Mar 19

    Political Protests and the First Amendment (Video)

    Political Protests and the First Amendment (Video)
    On March 2, 2017, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law presented a two hour program for both non-lawyers and lawyers on political protests and free speech. This program was prompted by the suddenly developing political protests directed at the…
  • Feb 13

    A Section 1983 Primer (12B): Survival and Wrongful Death–What Happens When a Section 1983 Plaintiff Dies or Has Been Killed

    A Section 1983 Primer (12B): Survival and Wrongful Death–What Happens When a Section 1983 Plaintiff Dies or Has Been Killed
    The immediately preceding post addressed the section 1988 background of survival and wrongful death claims based on section 1983. It included a discussion of Robertson v. Wegmann, the leading Supreme Court decision dealing with survival of…
Rank this Week: 5116

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We recently ran a post asking whether special education is in danger. What do you think? #IDEA #POTUS ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Mar 16

    2017 CADRE Symposium #CADRE

    2017 CADRE Symposium #CADRE
    CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, will sponsor a Symposium this fall.  CADRE conferences are the best.  Right now, CADRE is seeking proposals to present at Restoring Focus on the Child:…
  • Mar 13

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We recently ran a post asking whether special education is in danger. What do you think? #IDEA #POTUS ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 1963

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Mar 16

    AG Sessions directs get tough on crime campaign

    AG Sessions directs get tough on crime campaign
    OK – I get it. If you are the Prez’ and you ran on a scare platform that crime is rampant in the streets and makes it more likely you will be murdered in Chicago than you will find an empty Starbucks in Seattle, you’ve got…
  • Mar 15

    Recent action – “CPT Pete” goes back to the courts-martial circuit – Wins!

    Recent action – “CPT Pete” goes back to the courts-martial circuit – Wins!
    Oh man, has it really been that long since I last posted on this blog? I feel like I need to go to confession – “Forgive me father for I have sinned, it has been eight months since my last blog post….” But enough…
  • Jul 7

    “Officers threw him to the ground, got on top of him and shot him dead!”

    “Officers threw him to the ground, got on top of him and shot him dead!”
    I am packing for the weekend and watching a little TV news this morning, and from that box a witness to a fatal shooting in Louisiana offered this explanation for the dramatic killing of a black man by a police officer there: “Officers…
Rank this Week: 4440

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Mar 15

    Hamilton and the ADA – New technology and the same old waste of money

    Hamilton and the ADA – New technology and the same old waste of money
    On January 23 the Lee Litigation Group and Scott Dinan, who frequently represent plaintiffs in ADA matters, filed suit against the producers, theater owners and others involved in the musical Hamilton. Their claim is that by failing to…
  • Mar 1

    Magee v Coca Cola – why does the Supreme Court care about vending machines?

    Magee v Coca Cola – why does the Supreme Court care about vending machines?
    I blogged last year about the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Magee v. Coca–Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., 833 F.3d 530, 531 (5th Cir. 2016) (ADA and the Internet – what non-internet cases can tell us.) as well as the…
  • Feb 2

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.
    We’ve written before about the perils of private ADA settlements. The yin and yang of ADA defense. Perilous settlements and temporary victories, and Starbucks and the ADA – more perilous settlements and temporary victories.…
Rank this Week: 2235

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/
  • Mar 15

    Case not mooted by generous Rule 68 offer

    Case not mooted by generous Rule 68 offer
    Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is a tricky rule that plaintiffs' lawyers have to learn quickly when defendants' counsel serves a Rule 68 offer. Under Rule 68, the defendant offers a judgment to plaintiff for a sum of money.…
  • Mar 13

    Bus drivers behaving badly

    Bus drivers behaving badly
    One way to win your employment discrimination case is to prove that you were fired for doing what everyone else was doing, and that the only distinction between you and everyone else is your gender, race, religion, age or disability. That's…
  • Mar 7

    Racist comments during jury deliberations denied defendant a fair trial

    Racist comments during jury deliberations denied defendant a fair trial
    The Supreme Court has ruled that criminal defendants are denied a fair trial if jurors articulate racial stereotypes or discrimination during deliberations. This is one of the few cases where the Court will allow jurors to impeach their own…
Rank this Week: 5130

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 14

    Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar

    Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar
    Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar March 28, [new date] Edison Library 7:00pm-7:45         COST: Free  Complimentary materials provided.…
  • Feb 19

    Free Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar NJ

    Free Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar NJ
      Metuchen LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarApril 24 at 7:00pm Free community program 480 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840 WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY SPEAKER:…
  • Feb 1

    Edison Library New NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates: February 13 & Feb 28

    Edison Library New NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates: February 13 & Feb 28
        Edison LibraryNew NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates:February 13 at 7pm  Clara Barton Library 141 Hoover Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 738-0096February 28 Edison Library Main Branch 340…
Rank this Week: 4542

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/
Rank this Week: 4417

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Traub Law.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation
    Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and the company’s inadequate response to her multiple complaints, highlight how important it is for a company to have an effective action plan in dealing with…
  • Mar 7

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation
    Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and the company’s inadequate response to her multiple complaints, highlight how important it is for a company to have an effective action plan in dealing with…
  • Feb 27

    Third Circuit Rules Workers Age 50+ Can Be Considered Subgroup in Testing for Discrimination

    Third Circuit Rules Workers Age 50+ Can Be Considered Subgroup in Testing for Discrimination
    New Jersey’s Third Circuit recently held in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, No. 15-3435, 2017 WL 83385 (3d Cir. Jan. 10, 2017), that workers in their 50s may be recognized as a “subgroup” of employees protected by the…
Rank this Week: 5106

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

http://nostrumremedium.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America
    The University Press of Kentucky has published Kurt Metzmeier’s Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky. From the description:Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other…
  • Feb 10

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence
    The University Press of New England has published Sonja Schillings’s Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence. From the description:Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by…
  • Jan 27

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Adam Feldman and Rebecca Gill have posted “Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments” as a working paper on SSRN. The abstract:Supreme Court oral arguments are the…
Rank this Week: 2721

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Feb 9

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban
    /documents/17-35105.pdfThe Ninth Circuit's three-judge federal appeals panel unanimously refuses to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. The decision is here. The decision was not signed as usual but per curium. Among the…
  • Jan 26

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    Civil Forfeiture Considered
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
Rank this Week: 4053

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Dirtsong speaks about Aboriginal Australia with individual and collective truth

    Dirtsong speaks about Aboriginal Australia with individual and collective truth
    Vancouver Sun: STUART DERDEYN More from Stuart Derdeyn Published on: January 28, 2017 | Last Updated: January 28, 2017 7:12 AM PSTDirtsong (part of PuSh Festival) Feb. 4, 8 p.m. | Queen Elizabeth Theatre Tickets and info: $25-$45, at…
  • Jul 16

    Why Australia will not recognize Indigenous customary Law

    Why Australia will not recognize Indigenous customary Law
    From The ConversationWhile the Australian Law Reform Commissions’s 1986 report on the use of customary law for Aboriginal people was a great initiative, it was, in hindsight, a notion well before its time. Although 30 years have elapsed…
  • Apr 17

    Book Review: The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

    Book Review: The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
    Book review by Genevieve Valentine of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, by Andres Resendez "In 1839, Captain John Sutter arrived in California and began acquiring Native American slaves from…
Rank this Week: 4599

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 2331

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

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

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jan 26

    Sentence Before Verdict-Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Sentence Before Verdict-Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    The most powerful argument against civil forfeiture however, is that is constitutes a wholesale assault on the very few constitutional safeguards we have been given and that form the bedrock of what freedom has come to mean as Americans. …
  • Nov 10

    Big Data and Privacy…

    Big Data and Privacy…
    Sometime in our recent past, technology made leaps to areas the Law has not addressed. The law was struggling to define the contours of the doctrine of privacy even before technology upped the ante. Considerations of privacy like the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3879

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 2395