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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/
  • Dec 19

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted
    From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance | Prof. Michael Froomkin (Audio: MP3) (Video: MP4 / OGV) I can’t thank my hosts in Heidelberg enough for the warmth of their welcome and their kindness…
  • Dec 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
  • Dec 14

    Food for Thought

    Food for Thought
    While I enjoy fine dining in Paris, check out The Evil Waiter Case in the U. Miami Law Review.
Rank this Week: 15

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
  • Dec 19

    Write for Rights on Alcatraz: From A Prison to A Fortress of Human Right

    Write for Rights on Alcatraz: From A Prison to A Fortress of Human Right
    By: Shaudee Dehghan, Humera Durrani, Lisa Mueller-Dormann, Sarah Rubiaco Upon disembarking from the ferry it immediately became clear to all of us why Ai Weiwei chose the island to showcase his exhibit. The island’s ominous history as a…
  • Dec 17

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran
    Iranian state-controlled news media have been having an extended field day recently, gleefully reporting on the ever-unfolding news about human rights violations committed by agents of the U.S. government. These include of course the…
  • Dec 17

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’
    From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea Manning tells Amnesty International why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Rank this Week: 59

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: 61

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Chabad Rabbis At George Washington University Litigate Over Contract

    Chabad Rabbis At George Washington University Litigate Over Contract
    Thursday's Baltimore Jewish Times reports on an unusual lawsuit just concluded in D.C. Superior Court between two Chabad rabbis:“American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad), et al. v. Yehuda Steiner, et al.” pits Rabbi Levi Shemtov,…
  • Dec 20

    Supreme Court Denies Stay of Florida Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    Supreme Court Denies Stay of Florida Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
    The U.S. Supreme Court late yesterday afternoon denied an application for a stay in a Florida same-sex marriage case while the decision is on appeal to the 11th Circuit.  The Supreme Court's order (full text) in Armstrong v.…
  • Dec 20

    Westboro Baptist Attempt To Intervene In Same-Sex Marriage Case Again Rejected

    Westboro Baptist Attempt To Intervene In Same-Sex Marriage Case Again Rejected
    In Marie v. Moser, (D KA, Dec. 18, 2014), a Kansas federal district court for a second time (see prior posting) refused to allow Westboro Baptist Church to intervene as a party in a lawsuit challenging the Kansas ban on same-sex…
Rank this Week: 64

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
  • Dec 19

    "People in Your Hood Ride Bikes to Shoot People."

    "People in Your Hood Ride Bikes to Shoot People."
    This week, 22-year-old Modesto Sanchez told lawmakers of the Massachusetts Legislature about the day he and his friend rode their bikes down the street on which Sanchez lived, only to be stopped and frisked within minutes by Boston police…
  • Dec 19

    Why Has the ACLU Hired an Internet Infrastructure Technologist?

    Why Has the ACLU Hired an Internet Infrastructure Technologist?
    Last March, I started working as a technologist for the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology project. Part of the job is helping the ACLU’s lawyers to better understand the technical details of their legal work. But I'm also taking…
  • Dec 18

    Police Shouldn't Just Film Themselves Being Santa's Helper

    Police Shouldn't Just Film Themselves Being Santa's Helper
    You may have seen the viral video making the rounds on social media: a millionaire "Secret Santa" donated $100,000 to the sheriff's department in Jackson County, Missouri, to hand out to the less fortunate in the community. The generous donor…
Rank this Week: 72

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Dec 19

    How Zoe Quinn and Margaret Pless Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Killed

    How Zoe Quinn and Margaret Pless Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Killed
    Several weeks ago I heard about an interesting case raising First Amendment issue. In that case, Zoe Quinn, an online agitator and professional panhandler sought to silence her ex-boyfriend for sharing his tale of emotional abuse. Although…
  • Nov 24

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!
    PZ Myers was accused of rape by a student. Myers claims the rape allegation is false. Yet rather than call the police to perform a rape kit and conduct a thorough investigatin, Myers used his institutional power and privilege to silence the…
  • Nov 22

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List
    There has been much hemming and hawing online about the IGDA blacklist. Many have misrepreseted my position. They are falsely claiming that I said someone could sue for being blocked on Twitter, or could be sued because they were named as a…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Dec 17

    Looking Forward To Torture

    Looking Forward To Torture
    When President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for "all offenses against the United States," he stated that it was out of concern for the "immediate future of this great country."  He should have considered the longer term. Inevitably,…
  • Dec 3

    It Is A Privilege To Ignore The Race Thing; A Duty To Engage With It

    It Is A Privilege To Ignore The Race Thing; A Duty To Engage With It
    There is a brilliant scene towards the end of an old Curb Your Enthusiasm episode where Larry David (having earlier in the show mistaken a well-dressed black man for a valet) parks his car, walks away and after a black…
  • Nov 20

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship
    David Brooks and other delusional stalwarts of the pundit class continue to believe that the Republican Party cares about governing and is capable of compromise.  Ignoring GOP efforts since the dawn of the Obama Administration…
Rank this Week: 158

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: 156

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/
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction
    The New York Times: Justices Let Abortion Decision Stand, by Adam Liptak: The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a decision temporarily blocking an Arizona law that limits the availability of medicinal, nonsurgical abortions. As is its custom…
  • Dec 8

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule
    The Salt Lake Tribune/AP: Religious nonprofits challenge birth-control coverage in health law. by Kristen Wyatt: Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court…
  • Dec 8

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception
    BBC: South Korea: Contraception poster prompts outcry: South Korea's government is under fire for a poster promoting contraception use which has been criticised by both men and women, it's reported. The Ministry of Health and Welfare poster…
Rank this Week: 219

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Census Bureau Releases Data About School-Aged Children Living In Poverty By County

    Census Bureau Releases Data About School-Aged Children Living In Poverty By County
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The United States Census Bureau today released data concerning the rate of school-aged children living in poverty by county for the entire nation.  The data are a part of the SAIPE (Small Area Income and…
  • Dec 15

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying?------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Dec 11

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part X

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part X
    English: A Bully Free Zone sign - School in Berea, Ohio (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bullying remains the hottest of hot button issues in special education law.  In the first installment of this series, I explained the early…
Rank this Week: 385

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/
  • Dec 18

    On Legal Education and the Execution and Exoneration of George Stinney, Jr.

    On Legal Education and the Execution and Exoneration of George Stinney, Jr.
    For days now I've been meaning to write about the would-be lawyers who claim to be so emotionally wrought over the news that they can't handle law school exams.  And the law schools that find their students' emotional stress over the…
  • Dec 10

    "No," She Said, Not Without a Warrant

    "No," She Said, Not Without a Warrant
    On May 23, 1957, three Cleveland police officers arrived at appellant's residence in that city pursuant to information that "a person [was] hiding out in the home, who was wanted for questioning in connection with a recent bombing, and that…
  • Dec 9

    The Rule of Nine in a Supreme Year

    The Rule of Nine in a Supreme Year
    No doubt it seemed a clever idea.  Focus on a single term of the Supreme Court to illuminate how it operates, what its individual and collective constitutional understanding currently indicates about some of the more controversial issues…
Rank this Week: 448

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Dec 16

    Heien v. North Carolina: Status Quo Continued

    Heien v. North Carolina: Status Quo Continued
    Yesterday the Supreme Court decided Heien v. North Carolina, further affirming that the law means one thing for the police, and something else for the rest of us.The relevant facts are simple: a police officer stopped a vehicle for having…
  • Dec 14

    Learning to Lawyer: Take Your Exam

    Learning to Lawyer: Take Your Exam
    Last week Columbia Law agreed to let students traumatized by the Eric Garner GJ vote put off taking their final exams. Some legal professionals thought this was not the best idea they had heard (Judge Richard Kopf, "A Gentle Rebuke"; Scott…
  • Dec 9

    Here Comes Schneiderman

    Here Comes Schneiderman
    Courtesy of www.ny.ag.govNew York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has just volunteered to take on the role of Special Prosecutor and investigate all police actions that result in the death of unarmed civilians. (See NY Law Journal…
Rank this Week: 545

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: 528

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: 597

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 590

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: 720

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit
    Normally, courts are not allowed to, and often reduce, large punitive damage awards that are much larger than the amount of compensatory damages.  Punitive damages refer to extra damages given because of a defendant's malicious intent,…
  • Dec 14

    When you have a case, and when you just don't

    When you have a case, and when you just don't
    From Wait A Second!, the Second Circuit civil rights blog, discussing a recent case from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, about an employee who says that he was fired because of his disability: Although he admitted his inaccurate…
  • Dec 3

    EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes: Elegy in a Michigan Churchyard

    EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes: Elegy in a Michigan Churchyard
    The EEOC recently brought, for the first time in its history, two federal court complaints against employers who discriminated based on transgender identity. (The EEOC has heard many such complaints on the administrative level, but this is…
Rank this Week: 757

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/
  • Dec 18

    En banc review in Occupy Wall Street protest case

    En banc review in Occupy Wall Street protest case
    In August 2014, the Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of the Occupy Wall Street protesters who got arrested after crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. The Second Circuit rejected the City's Rule 12 motion and allowed the case to proceed to…
  • Dec 17

    Suicide note was in "plain view"

    Suicide note was in "plain view"
    The Court of Appeals grants summary judgment to police officers who seized a suicide note that was in plain view after the entered the house following a 911 call. Even if the police could have handled things better, they are entitled to…
  • Dec 15

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff
    The plaintiff alleged that the police subjected him to excessive force. The plaintiff survived a motion for summary judgment and the case went to trial. The jury found for the police officers. But the case did not end then and there. Arguing…
Rank this Week: 1074

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Dec 8

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS
     “For the last year, I’ve spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999. Or, if you want to get technical about it (and apparently I do), where a high school…
  • Nov 24

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
  • Nov 24

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
Rank this Week: 981

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: 1052

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

Features questions and answers about how the law affects homeless life. By Linda Tashbook.

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 26

    Living in Your Car

    Living in Your Car
    On June 19, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of Desertrain v. Los Angeles against the city for ordering police to cite and arrest people who were living in their cars.  I published an analysis of the…
  • Jun 26

    Living in Your Car

    Living in Your Car
    On June 19, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of Desertrain v. Los Angeles against the city for ordering police to cite and arrest people who were living in their cars.  I published an analysis of the…
  • Jun 4

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?
    Privately operated shelters are generally allowed to limit their populations in ways that might surprise you: They can allow people of just one gender to stay there. They can exclude children. They can exclude drug users. If the shelter is…
Rank this Week: 1018

The Niqabi Paralegal

The Niqabi Paralegal

Covers legal issues facing Muslims in the United States.

http://www.niqabiparalegal.com/
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Sep 20

    at long last

    at long last
    A little over three years ago, I wrote:
Rank this Week: 980

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: 803

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote
    The New Jersey Assembly is set to vote on a bill, already approved by the Senate, which would require public entities to purchase products made in the U.S. of A.  Supporters of the bill, which include U.S. companies and labor unions, say…
  • Dec 15

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
  • Dec 11

    TD Ameritrade Whistleblower’s Case Dismissed Due to Arbitration Clause

    TD Ameritrade Whistleblower’s Case Dismissed Due to Arbitration Clause
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in Khazin v. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., No. 14-1689, December 8, 2014, recently upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower claim brought by a former employee of TD Ameritrade, because his claim was barred by…
Rank this Week: 1579

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1126

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
  • Nov 24

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA
    This week two ADA writers I follow, Marc Dubin and William Goren, looked at the problem of telling just what the ADA requires. Both concluded that in some respect the only way to know was to  look at the latest private…
Rank this Week: 1660

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/
  • Dec 14

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4
    My previous post began a consideration of general deterrence.  I view general deterrence through the lens of the criminal-justice system’s overall aim of promoting social trust.  General deterrence is one of four mechanisms by…
  • Nov 28

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3
    In this post, I will begin an exploration of the implications of deterrence aims for criminalization.  By criminalization, I mean the decisions about what conduct to make criminal under what circumstances, and what level of punishment to…
  • Nov 26

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 2

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 2
    At bottom, our criminal-justice system exists to provide citizens with a sense of security in their day-to-day lives.  In this regard, our criminal-justice system serves the same end as our national-security system. There is, however, a…
Rank this Week: 1886

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Nov 19

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur
    Entrepreneurs in San Antonio have a chance at a free session for legal advice – if they act quickly. The opportunity is this evening only, when Geekdom will host a pro-bono legal clinic for business owners to consult with an attorney…
  • Nov 18

    San Antonio Business Journal – Downtown groups offering free legal clinic for San Antonio entrepreneur

    San Antonio Business Journal – Downtown groups offering free legal clinic for San Antonio entrepreneur
    Accion Texas and the 80/20 Foundation will host a free legal clinic for local business owners and entrepreneurs on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The RAM Law Firm and Texas C-BAR/Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid will provide pro bono services…
Rank this Week: 1314

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/
  • Nov 13

    California city bans homeless from sleeping outside: If they leave, ‘then that’s their choice’

    California city bans homeless from sleeping outside: If they leave, ‘then that’s their choice’
    Two ordinances aimed at clearing out the homeless population have been passed unanimously by the city council of Manteca, California.One will ban people from sleeping or setting up encampments on any public or private property as of December…
  • Nov 13

    You can't get food in Florida but you can shower in the Vatican

    You can't get food in Florida but you can shower in the Vatican
    The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis plans to build showers for the homeless in St. Peter's Square.The endeavor is a joint project being undertaken by Francis and Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner who, according to…
  • Sep 30

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule
    A federal appeals court has struck down Los Angeles’ ban on homeless people living in vehicles, declaring that the law “opens the door to discriminatory enforcement” against the poor.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit…
Rank this Week: 1891

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

Covers legal updates, trial decisions and verdicts on employee and civil rights laws.

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1115

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

Covers China, law, social causes, and domestic and foreign policy.

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1613

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1524

Life, Law, Gender

Life, Law, Gender

Denise's musings about life in law school, transgender issues, and other odds and ends.

http://musingsonlifelawandgender.typepad.com/life_law_gender/
  • Jul 9

    Trans* & RadFem

    Trans* & RadFem
    A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend and former law professor, Catharine MacKinnon. She was reaching out to me for my reactions because others had reached out to her about one or more incidents of violence...
  • Aug 14

    Ism's and Phobias, oh my

    Ism's and Phobias, oh my
  • Aug 10

    Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism

    Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism
    It's been a long time since I wrote a blog post.  And, I guess if I'm honest here, I'm not writing one now.  I don't know when, or if, I'll ever blog regularly again.  But, that's not the point of this post. 
Rank this Week: 1571

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/category/all-posts
  • Jan 17

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.
         Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants.  But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest?      Written…
  • Jan 10

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?
             There are few issues more controversial, divisive, and misunderstood at the moment than the scope of the fair use doctrine as a defense to copyright infringement. Let’s take a look at exactly what…
  • Jan 5

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 1770

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
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The Happy Feminist

The Happy Feminist

Thoughts of a 30-something, married, Unitarian, dog-loving attorney.

http://happyfeminist.typepad.com/happyfeminist/
  • Apr 11

    STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU

    STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU
    Obviously, it is still taking me some time to work out my blog-life balance. At the moment, I am on vacation in sunny Los Angeles for my annual visit to my grandmother. Last week was torture as I frantically tried to tie up numerous loose…
  • Apr 2

    POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?

    POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?
    People are wont to comment that women hold incredible power by virtue of our sexual desirability to men -- and that somehow we feminists just don't appreciate it or that we want to diminish that power.  This is a silly view.  One can…
  • Mar 30

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED
    OK, I am feeling frivolous and it's Friday afternoon.  What better to do than tear down some MSN relationship advice, an art form invented by Amanda Marcotte (the tearing down I mean)?  I am not going to do any fisking (I have to get back…
Rank this Week: 1528

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 20

    Authorities To (Finally) Investigate Abuse of Henry’s Boy

    Authorities To (Finally) Investigate Abuse of Henry’s Boy
    Perhaps this is the coda to the story of Henry’s Boys – perhaps not. Readers no doubt recall Henry’s Turkey — the poster bird for the abuse of intellectually disabled employees.  We wrote about the legal…
  • Dec 19

    “Obesity and Disability Following Kaltoft”: UK Lawyers’ View

    “Obesity and Disability Following Kaltoft”: UK Lawyers’ View
    “Employers can give a sigh of relief – or can they?   We have clear confirmation now … that obesity itself is not a protected characteristic.” Yesterday we published a post Alert about the landmark…
  • Dec 18

    ALERT: EU’s Highest Court Rules On Whether Obesity Is A Disability

    ALERT: EU’s Highest Court Rules On Whether Obesity Is A Disability
    Just today we wrote about obesity in the context of “corporate wellness” programs.  Now comes a long-awaited ruling on obesity by the European Court of Justice – the EU’s highest…
Rank this Week: 2386

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
  • Dec 20

    Conflict of Interest in Prosecuting Police Misconduct

    Conflict of Interest in Prosecuting Police Misconduct
    State level prosecutors are put in an interesting position when deciding whether or not to bring charges during police abuse cases.  Recently a discussion began on how police abuse cases are prosecuted, after a few high profile cases…
  • Dec 16

    Why I Marched on Downtown Phoenix for Police Reform

    Why I Marched on Downtown Phoenix for Police Reform
    A week ago, I found myself joining the march into downtown Phoenix to protest excessive force used by law enforcement.  The date of the protest I attended, marked one week since a Phoenix Police officer shot and killed unarmed Rumain…
  • Dec 7

    Arizona Case Studies of Possible Excessive Force

    Arizona Case Studies of Possible Excessive Force
    Both Phoenix and Arizona are not immune from allegations of excessive force by local law enforcement. Two very different situations this week are illustrating the problems communities are having with identifying and dealing with excessive…
Rank this Week: 2377

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • Dec 20

    "The Two Trends that Matter for Party Politics"

    "The Two Trends that Matter for Party Politics"
    The title of this post comes from this intriguing essay by Professors Joseph Fishkin and Heather Gerken, the abstract of which states: In this essay, Professors Fishkin and Gerken argue that the Supreme Court’s deregulation of the…
  • Dec 19

    "Due Process of Administration: The Problem of Police Accountability"

    "Due Process of Administration: The Problem of Police Accountability"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professors Charles Sabel and William Simon, the abstract of which states: Many contemporary civil rights claims arise from institutional activity that, while troubling, is neither…
  • Dec 17

    "Death, Desuetude, and Original Meaning"

    "Death, Desuetude, and Original Meaning"
    The title of this post comes from this paper by Professor John Stinneford, the abstract of which states: One of the most common objections to originalism is that it cannot cope with cultural change. One of the most commonly invoked...
Rank this Week: 2317

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/
  • Dec 20

    Teaching or Not Teaching Rape Law

    Teaching or Not Teaching Rape Law
    Jeannie Suk in The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law revives the argument against teaching rape in the classroom due to the potential traumatic effect on students who might have experienced it. Corey Yung disagrees, arguing the importance of…
  • Dec 20

    Date Rape Song or Feminist Anthem? "Baby It's Cold Outside"

    Date Rape Song or Feminist Anthem? "Baby It's Cold Outside"
    Baby It's Cold Outside was Once an Anthem for Progressive Women. What Happened? Urban Dictionary now lists the song under the heading “Christmas Date Rape Song.” Recently, it was given a “feminist makeover” in the clever, if not quite…
  • Dec 20

    Writing Her Own Way

    Writing Her Own Way
    An inspiring story of writing. NYT, The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand. There's not only one way to research and write. And sometimes the path least traveled turns out to be best.<img…
Rank this Week: 2333

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
  • Dec 19

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland
      Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not require that warehouse workers who package goods for Amazon be paid for the time they spend going through mandatory security screenings at the end of their shifts. These…
  • Dec 11

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?
        Recent reports are that law students are demanding to postpone their exams as a result of the national tragedies in Ferguson and New York. Students who find it impossible to take tests because of news…
  • Dec 5

    Do my children need their own attorney?

    Do my children need their own attorney?
      In Maryland, the Court has the authority to appoint what is called a Best Interest Attorney.  What is that, you ask?  Well, it is the term used in our courts to categorize any of the various lawyers for children;…
Rank this Week: 2814

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/
  • Dec 19

    High Noon for Human Rights: Beth Simmons Faces Down Eric Posner

    High Noon for Human Rights: Beth Simmons Faces Down Eric Posner
    Several newly published responses to Eric Posner's Twilight of Human Rights Law continue to take issue with his basic argument that human rights law has failed to accomplish its objectives. One of the best is in the current issue of...
  • Dec 18

    Unless the U.S. Fully Implements The Convention Against Torture,We Will Continue To Dispute Whether Waterboarding is Legal

    Unless the U.S. Fully Implements The Convention Against Torture,We Will Continue To Dispute Whether Waterboarding is Legal
    By Penny M. Venetis Congress’s recently-released report on CIA interrogation methods leaves no doubt that the U.S. violated the letter and spirit of the Convention Against Torture (CAT), the international human rights treaty that it…
  • Dec 17

    Climate Change and Human Right

    Climate Change and Human Right
    New Climate Change Agreement May Include Human Rights Protections By Lauren E. Bartlett The global climate change talks this last week were much overshadowed by the release of the torture report, mass protests and other news, but potentially…
Rank this Week: 2334

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

Covers economic security and opportunity, health care justice, housing justice and legal aid. By the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
  • Dec 18

    Two Legal Aid Programs Secure Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence Survivor

    Two Legal Aid Programs Secure Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence Survivor
    L.S.’s abuser found her at her workplace in Georgia. She felt that she had no choice but to leave her job and escape to a domestic violence shelter with her children. Another woman, E.C., lived hundreds of miles away in Washington,…
  • Dec 5

    Life, Liberty, or Ferguson

    Life, Liberty, or Ferguson
    Last week we encouraged the Shriver Center community and government officials to embrace systems-thinking and implicit bias research to develop solutions and strategies to prevent deaths like that of Michael Brown. Today in the wake of yet…
  • Nov 26

    Marching Forward in the Face of Ferguson

    Marching Forward in the Face of Ferguson
    If the Ferguson situation conveys a message, it’s that issues of race are rarely resolved in the heat of the moment. To slow down and eventually quell the epidemic of young African American men dying in police-involved incidents and in…
Rank this Week: 3870

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/
  • Dec 17

    Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer

    Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer Gary Muldoon is an attorney I’ve known and respected…
  • Dec 10

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer ." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer Believe it or not, it’s that…
  • Dec 4

    NYSBA on responding to a complaint on a website

    NYSBA on responding to a complaint on a website
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "The Ethics of Communicating With Your Clients Online." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** It used to be that when clients had a complaint about the legal services provided to…
Rank this Week: 2769

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/
  • Dec 16

    Surrogacy seminar in Melbourne tonight, Sydney on Saturday

    Surrogacy seminar in Melbourne tonight, Sydney on Saturday
    I address the seminar in Brisbane It is always a joyous time to see friends from overseas, especially when we are all engaged in speaking together! I was lucky that on Monday night I was able to speak in Brisbane at the surrogacy seminar,…
  • Dec 2

    Law Society of South Australia presentation: South Australian surrogacy

    Law Society of South Australia presentation: South Australian surrogacy
    Last week, at the invitation of the Law Society of South Australia, I presented in Adelaide as to surrogacy law and practice there. I called my paper "Prevention is better than cure" as it is a lot easier to plan for contingencies…
  • Nov 30

    Surrogacy seminars in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

    Surrogacy seminars in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
    Later this month there are surrogacy seminars being held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The topics to be covered are: the surrogacy process from start to finish including how to maximise success and minimise costs the legal, medical and…
Rank this Week: 2149