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Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 1850

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/
  • Oct 30

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman
    Silberman says he has long thought FISA court was unconstitutional b/c judges shouldn’t make policy #privacyact & they become rubber-stamps — Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) October 30, 2014
  • Oct 25

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide
    Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
Rank this Week: 16

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Oct 30

    Int’l Group Recognizes New Book on Age Discrimination

    Int’l Group Recognizes New Book on Age Discrimination
    The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) has recognized my new book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace. The IFA is a non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Toronto,…
  • Oct 29

    HR Doesn’t Work for Workplace Abuse Victim

    HR Doesn’t Work for Workplace Abuse Victim
    This blog initially began with a rhetorical question – how do perpetrators of domestic violence act when they report for work? I was reminded of this when I read about the travails of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio…
  • Oct 20

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All
    There was an article in the New York Times recently about the elusiveness of justice for African-Americans in the criminal justice system. I think this is a symptom of a wider problem – the lack of equal…
Rank this Week: 2879

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
  • Oct 30

    Mexico betrayed

    Mexico betrayed
    It has been a month since the disappearance of 43 ‘normalistas’, students that train to become teachers from Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teacher Training College  in the town of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero state, some 300km…
  • Oct 26

    LIVE NOW: Ferguson, where do we go from here?

    LIVE NOW: Ferguson, where do we go from here?
    LIVE NOW: a panel discussion with activists and leaders from Ferguson, St. Louis, and beyond about next steps for the movement for human rights and accountability. The 4 streams below are coming from individuals who have been streaming…
  • Oct 24

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.
    October 24th is United Nations Day –meant to commemorate the passage of the Charter of the United Nations.  One of the principles of the UN Charter, enshrined in the preamble, is: “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human…
Rank this Week: 36

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
  • Oct 30

    "CITIZENFOUR": The Evolution of Whistleblower Edward Snowden

    "CITIZENFOUR": The Evolution of Whistleblower Edward Snowden
    Filmmaker Laura Poitras, director of CITIZENFOUR, sits down with Anthony Romero, ACLU executive director, to discuss her film, the surveillance state, and Edward Snowden. Anthony Romero: Your film offers an understanding of Ed Snowden and the…
  • Oct 30

    New NSA Documents Shine More Light into Black Box of Executive Order 12333

    New NSA Documents Shine More Light into Black Box of Executive Order 12333
    What is arguably the most powerful of the U.S. government's surveillance authorities is also the most secretive, and it operates with the least amount of oversight. Today, we're releasing a new set of documents concerning Executive Order…
  • Oct 29

    The Police's Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card

    The Police's Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card
    This piece originally appeared at Slate's Jurisprudence, under the title, "Search Party." It used to be that when police violated a suspect's Fourth Amendment rights through an unconstitutional search, evidence derived from the search would…
Rank this Week: 67

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 30

    Creationist Amusement Park Religious Hiring Requirement: Discrimination? Ministerial Exception? Or What?

    Creationist Amusement Park Religious Hiring Requirement: Discrimination? Ministerial Exception? Or What?
    Slate reports that the creator of “a Noah’s Ark–themed creationist amusement park” in Kentucky – an “Ark park” — (the same person who created the Creation Museum) has instituted a…
  • Oct 29

    Taking the Trick out of Halloween

    Taking the Trick out of Halloween
    For some, Halloweeen is about cute children in adorable costumes.  For others, Halloween conjures up images of witches, ghost, and goblins who, in the words of Shakespeare “Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron…
  • Oct 28

    “Everything Your Mother Told You Growing Up Is A Lie: The Pretty People Always Win”

    “Everything Your Mother Told You Growing Up Is A Lie: The Pretty People Always Win”
    The title above is from an article some time ago in Time entitled “People Who Were Pretty In High School Make More Money Because Life Isn’t Fair.” The article began: “A new research paper confirms that…
Rank this Week: 2618

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/
  • Oct 30

    The Supremes in Pumpkin Carving

    The Supremes in Pumpkin Carving
    Courtesy of Penn Law students.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/YuhQ7W8Y9UY" height="1" width="1"/>
  • Oct 30

    ND SCT Strikes Down Medicated Abortion Law Despite Finding it Unconstitutional

    ND SCT Strikes Down Medicated Abortion Law Despite Finding it Unconstitutional
    ND Supreme Court OKs Restrictions on Drug-Induced Abortions, Despite 3 of 5 Judges Finding it Unconstitutional. Say what? The North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a Fargo-based district judge’s ruling that had blocked a 2011 state…
  • Oct 30

    Pregnant UPS Workers Win Without Winning

    Pregnant UPS Workers Win Without Winning
    She The People, WaPo, With Supreme Court Case Pending, UPS Reverses Policy on Pregnant Workers This week United Parcel Service sent a memo to employees announcing a change in policy for pregnant workers: starting January 1, the company will…
Rank this Week: 1839

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Catholic Hospital's Disability Plan Does Not Qualify As A "Church Plan" Exempt From ERISA

    Catholic Hospital's Disability Plan Does Not Qualify As A &quot;Church Plan&quot; Exempt From ERISA
    In Hanshaw v. Life Insurance Company of North America, (WD KY, Oct. 24, 2014), a Kentucky federal district court held that a long term disability insurance plan offered to its employees by a Catholic hospital is covered by ERISA and…
  • Oct 30

    New York's Top Court OKs Marriage With Half-Niece

    New York's Top Court OKs Marriage With Half-Niece
    In Nguyen v. Holder, (NY Ct. App., Oct. 28, 2014), the New York Court of Appeals-- the state's highest court--  answering a question certified to it by the Second Circuit, held that a marriage between a man and his half-niece (i.e.…
  • Oct 30

    Signatures Sought For Mississippi Amendment Affirming State's Christian and Southern Heritage

    Signatures Sought For Mississippi Amendment Affirming State's Christian and Southern Heritage
    After its filing was approved earlier this month by the Mississippi Secretary of State, the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign is seeking to obtain the 107,000 signatures needed to place Initiative 46, the Mississippi Heritage amendment (full…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 513

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/
  • Oct 30

    From Cradle to Grave, the U.S. Protected Jean-Claude Duvalier

    From Cradle to Grave, the U.S. Protected Jean-Claude Duvalier
    By Fran Quigley In February of 2013, I stood in a sweaty, overcrowded Port-au-Prince courtroom and watched as Jean-Claude Duvalier answered questions about hundreds of his political opponents being arrested, imprisoned, and killed during his…
  • Oct 29

    State Quarantines, Ebola and Human Right

    State Quarantines, Ebola and Human Right
    Last Sunday, Kaci Hickox, a nurse placed under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after returning from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, went on CNN and criticized the "knee-jerk reaction by politicians" to Ebola. Said Hickox of her…
  • Oct 28

    The Human Rights Tour 2014

    The Human Rights Tour 2014
    They brought us the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, One Direction, and now . . . the Human Rights Tour! The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) is in the midst of their fourth annual Human Rights Tour, with events still...
Rank this Week: 1838

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/
  • Oct 29

    To Help 'Em Be the Best They Can

    To Help 'Em Be the Best They Can
    Blawgs come and go with distressing speed.  Keeping one going requires, among other things, a certain amount of time.  That's especially true if the idea is actually to serve as a clearinghouse for developments in a particular…
  • Oct 26

    On Pissing Off the Powers That Be

    On Pissing Off the Powers That Be
    The problem was that I knew about this obscure case.  It was unreported, which meant that back in the day it was tricky to find, and even among the unreported it was obscure.   But it was from my particular intermediate appellate…
  • Oct 22

    On the Lawyer Who Should Hang His Head in Shame

    On the Lawyer Who Should Hang His Head in Shame
    On November 7, 2011, counsel for Gilbert filed a no-error brief pursuant to Anders v.California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396 (1967). On March 30, 2012, the majority ordered briefing on the issues of whether the trial court had the…
Rank this Week: 824

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Oct 29

    The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind
    The following is a “reluctantly dissenting” opinion written by a federal appellate judge in a case  that concerned the voluntariness of incriminating statements made by a 19-year old to detectives in an interrogation room.…
  • Oct 1

    Removing the Barriers to Happine

    Removing the Barriers to Happine
    Linda Greenhouse, the Times’ former Supreme Court correspondent, recently wrote about the shifting views of the public on gay marriage and the prospect of the Supreme Court deciding once and for all whether  the Constitution…
  • Aug 25

    What White Flight Looks Like Today

    What White Flight Looks Like Today
    Below is a letter/article I submitted to my local community paper for publication.  After some back and forth, the paper decided not to publish it, at least in its current form, for reasons that are not worth reciting here.  I…
Rank this Week: 1504

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Oct 29

    idledillettante's False Police Report

    idledillettante's False Police Report
    "I'm pretty sure what Cernovich is doing is civil harassment in the state of California; and I feel badly about Quinn being harassed like this on my account." - idledillettante. 1. You are wrong. My conduct did not even close to the…
  • Oct 26

    Anil Dash, Doxxing, and SJW Lie

    Anil Dash, Doxxing, and SJW Lie
    "Doxx up, don't doxx down." - Anil Dash (source) Anil Dash claims I doxxed him. Does his claim hold water or is he being dishonest? The alleged doxx. Several years ago Anil Dash wrote about his apartment hunt. He mentioned that he…
  • Oct 23

    Chelsea Van Valkenburg A/K/A Zoe Quinn v. Free Speech

    Chelsea Van Valkenburg A/K/A Zoe Quinn v. Free Speech
    "You are also ordered not to post any further information about [Chelsea Van Valeknburg] or her personal life or online to [unclear] hate mobs." - Chelsea Van Valkenburg (AKA Zoe Quinn) v. Eron Gjoni. When people say mean things…
Rank this Week: 190

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Oct 28

    Is it all Uber for ride-sharing businesses that don’t comply with the ADA?

    Is it all Uber for ride-sharing businesses that don’t comply with the ADA?
    Uber Technologies, maker and promoter of the Uber app for ride sharing, has seen a good deal of litigation in the last two years, most of it brought by former Uber drivers or taxi-cab regulators. Two recent cases, one in Texas and one in…
  • Oct 7

    Fido Frenzy Revisited – reasonableness is the key.

    Fido Frenzy Revisited – reasonableness is the key.
    When a Court refers to the case before it as a “sad commentary on the litigious nature of our society” you can be fairly sure that one party or the other is going to do badly. In Sabal Palm Condominiums of Pine Island Ridge…
  • Oct 7

    NIMBY tenants and the ADA

    NIMBY tenants and the ADA
    NIMBY (“not in my back yard”) litigation is common under the Fair Housing Act. An organization that serves recovering addicts or individuals with mental disabilities will try to locate in a neighborhood where deed restrictions or…
Rank this Week: 2292

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

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

    Don't Call People Stupid

    Don't Call People Stupid
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)I'm always looking for other resources about kids with disabilities.  Recently, my daughter told me about a blogger named Angie Jackson.  The following is a quote from one of her blog posts that I…
  • Oct 27

    New Weekly Question!

    New 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
  • Oct 22

    Breaking: New Guidance from OCR on Bullying

    Breaking: New Guidance from OCR on Bullying
    Seal of the United States Department of Education (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education issued new guidance yesterday concerning bullying of students with disabilities.The newest information…
Rank this Week: 1031

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/
  • Oct 28

    Exam Prep Workshop at Albany Law on Nov. 1

    Exam Prep Workshop at Albany Law on Nov. 1
    If you are a 1L or 2L law student interested in attending please RSVP, to Sean Mix, ’16 smix@albanylaw.edu  Filed under: Law School, Networking Event, Race and Ethnicity, Scholarship
  • Oct 23

    LALSA Heritage Dinner at Albany Law on Nov. 6

    LALSA Heritage Dinner at Albany Law on Nov. 6
    Filed under: Entertainment, Geography, Human Rights, Law School, Race and Ethnicity
  • Oct 10

    A tribute to Albany Law School’s Emeritus Professor David D. Siegel

    A tribute to Albany Law School’s Emeritus Professor David D. Siegel
    The Albany Law School community is deeply saddened by the loss of Distinguished Professor Emeritus David D. Siegel, a beloved member of the Albany Law School faculty for more than four decades and a titan in the field of New … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4759

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/
  • Oct 28

    Forfeited Time off – Are Employers Getting a Windfall?

    Forfeited Time off – Are Employers Getting a Windfall?
    According to a survey conducted by Oxford Economics for the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Effect initiative, American workers permanently lost a total of 169 million days of paid time off (PTO) in 2013 alone. These days could not be…
  • Oct 24

    Whistleblower Case Involving Belleville High School Football Goes Forward

    Whistleblower Case Involving Belleville High School Football Goes Forward
    A whistleblower case filed by a former athletic trainer for the Belleville High School football team is moving forward, after surviving a motion for summary judgment. As reported by the NorthJersey.com, the complaint alleges that the team…
  • Oct 22

    Should Poor Credit be a Bar to Employment?

    Should Poor Credit be a Bar to Employment?
    In a recently reported decision, the variety store chain Dollar General agreed to pay a settlement of over $4,000,000 to resolve a class action lawsuit which alleged that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using credit reports…
Rank this Week: 1550

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Oct 28

    Equal Justice Works – Alumna Adriana Rodriguez Empowers Domestic Violence Survivor

    Equal Justice Works – Alumna Adriana Rodriguez Empowers Domestic Violence Survivor
    I returned home to Laredo, Texas as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in 2011. After learning about the prevalence of domestic violence and its long-term effects on families in the area, I wanted to empower survivors of domestic violence to seek…
  • Oct 28

    KINT – Ex inquilinos de hotel Gateway ganan demanda

    KINT – Ex inquilinos de hotel Gateway ganan demanda
    Un grupo de ex inquilinos del hotel Gateway quienes fueron desalojados de su hogar en Marzo 2014 ganaron una demanda contra los propietarios del hotel con ayuda de la organización Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. En total se logro obtener…
  • Oct 27

    KRGV – Tenants Evicted After Owner Cited for Code Violation

    KRGV – Tenants Evicted After Owner Cited for Code Violation
    About a dozen tenants at a Mission apartment complex are looking for a new place to live because they received eviction notices. They said the eviction notices showed up after they called CHANNEL 5 for help. To read the entire story and watch…
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • Oct 28

    Facebook pages have to be authenticated for use at trial

    Facebook pages have to be authenticated for use at trial
    Do law students appreciate how importance Evidence class is? Everything a litigator does requires consideration of the rules of evidence. A great case can fall apart if it depends on hearsay. And a great document may be useless if it is not…
  • Oct 24

    Another look at when discriminatory comments are enough to win the case

    Another look at when discriminatory comments are enough to win the case
    Many discrimination cases are won on the basis of circumstantial evidence. Some cases involve direct evidence, which certainly makes life easier for everyone in determining whether the plaintiff should win the case. The question then becomes…
  • Oct 23

    Rehabilitation facility must exhaust administrative requirements before suing in federal court

    Rehabilitation facility must exhaust administrative requirements before suing in federal court
    Litigation can be so exciting that sometimes we can't wait to file the lawsuit and get started on discovery, motion practice and all the other lawsuit-related activities that make life worth living. But sometimes you have to wait to exhaust…
Rank this Week: 1428

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
Rank this Week: 1696

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
  • Oct 27

    Department of Defense Proposes Expanded Consumer Protections for Servicemember

    Department of Defense Proposes Expanded Consumer Protections for Servicemember
    At the end of September the Department of Defense (DOD) announced proposed changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA) that, if implemented, will expand financial protections for servicemembers and their families. Since its enactment in 2006,…
  • Oct 7

    Giving People a Second Chance at Home: Why Rental Admission Policies Should Follow the Progression of Employment Policie

    Giving People a Second Chance at Home: Why Rental Admission Policies Should Follow the Progression of Employment Policie
    This blog post was coauthored by Todd Belcore, Community Justice Lead Attorney at the Shriver Center. Rental property owners who utilize “blanket bans,” which typically deny admission outright to anyone with a record of criminal…
  • Sep 24

    SNAP Challenge Day Seven -- A Few Lessons Learned

    SNAP Challenge Day Seven -- A Few Lessons Learned
    Today is the last day of my participation in the SNAP challenge. My wife and I have got leftover chicken for lunch, and pasta and broccoli for dinner again, so we budgeted all right. We wound up spending $68.25 (not counting two restaurant…
Rank this Week: 3928

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

    Board Continues Aggressive Policing of Employee Social Media Use

    Board Continues Aggressive Policing of Employee Social Media Use
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Stop me if you heard this one: the National Labor Relations Board recently…
  • Oct 20

    NLRB Modifies Standard Remedial Notice to Include QR Code and Link to Board's Web Site

    NLRB Modifies Standard Remedial Notice to Include QR Code and Link to Board's Web Site
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The National Labor Relations Board recently took the opportunity, in a case…
  • Oct 1

    Workers' Compensation: Advantages of Self-Insurance

    Workers' Compensation: Advantages of Self-Insurance
    This post was contributed by Paul D. Clouser. While Paul has over 25 years of experience representing clients in workers' compensation matters and employment litigation, Paul is new to McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor &…
Rank this Week: 4393

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/
  • Oct 24

    State Judge Allows Oklahoma's Admitting Privileges Law to Take Effect

    State Judge Allows Oklahoma's Admitting Privileges Law to Take Effect
    RH Reality Check: Oklahoma Court Refuses to Block Admitting Privileges Requirement, by Jessica Mason Pieklo: Oklahoma can enforce its new anti-abortion admitting privileges requirement beginning November 1, a state district court judge ruled…
  • Oct 24

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion
    Elle: Ending the Silence That Fuels Abortion Stigma, by Cecile Richards: It’s hard to imagine a medical procedure in this country that carries the stigma and judgment that abortion does. Women’s experiences are often seen through the lens…
  • Oct 24

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion
    The Los Angeles Times: New class of abortion providers helps expand access in California, by Lee Romney: Ever since the Planned Parenthood health center here opened, the six cushioned recliners in the recovery room had been in steady demand…
Rank this Week: 149

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Oct 22

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive
    Here is a very nice Oyez Deep Dive into how the Roberts Court is interpreting the Fourth Amendment. The Deep Dive features both text and video explanations (including a short video by me on section 1983 Fourth Amendment claims), and is geared…
  • Oct 6

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby
    I spoke at Chicago-Kent for almost an hour on September 30, 2014, about the following: THE RELIGION CLAUSES: UNDERSTANDING TOWN OF GREECE AND HOBBY LOBBY It’s available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqBPrI6KeBY The student groups…
  • Sep 29

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?
    This is another in a series of posts written about the Constitution in everyday language, with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly held myths about the…
Rank this Week: 1655

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/
  • Oct 22

    NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again

    NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again New York state has long been on the…
  • Oct 20

    Criminal and privacy implications of drone

    Criminal and privacy implications of drone
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Criminal and privacy implications of drones." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Criminal, privacy implications of drones Every summer I work on the annual update for the…
  • Oct 9

    Two U.S. judges allow service using Facebook

    Two U.S. judges allow service using Facebook
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Two U.S. judges allow service using Facebook." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Two U.S. judges allow service using Facebook I think by now we can all agree that social…
Rank this Week: 2269

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/
  • Oct 21

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement
    Hello friends: Tomorrow is a busy day for me as I will be making two presentations on special education topics. In the morning I will be speaking in New Brunswick to other attorneys from across the state of New Jersey on the topic of…
  • Sep 22

    Special Education Student Raped During Scheme by School Official

    Special Education Student Raped During Scheme by School Official
    I’ve written and spoken frequently on how school districts can sometimes be held accountable for the actions of one student toward another.  A recent case out of Alabama with some truely horrific facts seems to run counter to…
  • Jul 15

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”
    Congress has passed a bill that may change the way many people with disabilities or other special needs now move into the workforce.  It amends the existing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Currently, large numbers of…
Rank this Week: 2735

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
  • Oct 21

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court
    John Oliver is correct. If somebody insisted on playing audio tapes of crappy piano music hammered out on a cheap electric organ, you'd eventually punch them in the face. But if it were accompanied with a video of a cat playing said organ,…
  • Oct 18

    Justice versus Law

    Justice versus Law
    As readers may recall, I am a fan of Richard Kopf's blog, Hercules and the Umpire. While I may sometimes disagree with him, he is a smart and thoughtful sitting United States District Judge who is willing to share his views on a variety of…
  • Oct 18

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .
    It's been awhile but there's a few updates on the Bernie Kerik-Joe Tacopina brouhaha. As a person who always enjoys a good legal slugfest and who has no connection to any of the players, I must profess my disappointment with how things are…
Rank this Week: 591

Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 20

    Threats to Freedom of Assembly and Association: Briefing

    Threats to Freedom of Assembly and Association: Briefing
    Law is War authors, Amy and Jag, were asked to help write a briefing document being compiled by Defend the Right to Protest to coincide with a two day workshop hosted by the UN Special Rappoteur, Maina Kiai, in Kenya on litigating…
  • Oct 20

    Threats to Freedom of Assembly and Association: Briefing

    Threats to Freedom of Assembly and Association: Briefing
    Law is War authors, Amy and Jag, were asked to help write a briefing document being compiled by Defend the Right to Protest to coincide with a two day workshop hosted by the UN Special Rappoteur, Maina Kiai, in Kenya on litigating…
  • Jul 27

    Reflections on London’s March for Gaza

    Reflections on London’s March for Gaza
    It is easy to remain dubious over the efficacy of well-stewarded A-to-B protest marches, and I certainly felt pangs of apprehension as the march for Gaza set off from the Israeli Embassy yesterday (26th July 2014) – already hemmed in by…
Rank this Week: 3097

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazing What is Hazing in NJ?

    2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazing What is Hazing in NJ?
    2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazingWhat is Hazing in NJ?2C:40-3.   Hazing ;  aggravated  hazing    a.  A person is guilty of hazing  a disorderly persons offense, if, in…
  • Sep 23

    October community events & running races:

    October community events &amp; running races:
    October community events & running races: 10/4   Shillelagh 5K Bar A Lake Como, New Jersey, then Lake Como day 10/5 Jersey Shore Half Marathon & Lighthouse 5k   Sandy Hook 9am10/5   Treasure Island…
  • Aug 14

    Defense to Assault

    Defense to Assault
    Defense to AssaultKenneth Vercammen's Law office represents individuals charged with criminal and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey.2C:12-1 Assault.     2C:12-1. Assault. a. Simple assault. A person is…
Rank this Week: 1723

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/
  • Oct 15

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...
    it dehumanizes the condemned and condemners, fosters rather than abates violence, and is inherently arbitrary, discriminatory and unreliable.As described in the New York Times, photographer Marc Asnin asked his…
  • Oct 10

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria
    Guest Post by Tom EngelhardtIt happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in.Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist…
  • Oct 1

    Do Not Vote Republican

    Do Not Vote Republican
    It is not true that all politics is local.  Voting for a Republican congressperson or senator means you are aiding and abetting a national party that is little more than a collection of far right wing lunatics who…
Rank this Week: 346

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    Upcoming webcast on transgender employment discrimination claim

    Upcoming webcast on transgender employment discrimination claim
    Upcoming webcast on transgender employment discrimination claims  I am doing a continuing legal education webcast for Lawline.com on transgender employment discrimination claims on Monday, October 13, 2014. The video will also be…
  • Sep 28

    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuit

    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuit
    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuitMy client, Brandi Branson, is part of an historic lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC has for the first time filed a lawsuit in…
  • Sep 19

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy
    Here is an interesting press release from the EEOC.  Often, employers resist the idea that they should have to show what their policy has been company-wide. They want to restrict the documentation to the specific incident involved. If…
Rank this Week: 1833

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/
  • Oct 8

    New Research on Violence

    New Research on Violence
    The new issue of Criminology features several interesting papers relating to violence and its control.  This has been a hot topic here in Milwaukee over the past few months.  Perhaps some of the emerging policy proposals would…
  • Sep 27

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How
    In a couple of recent posts (here and here), I have discussed the possibility of Wisconsin reinstituting “good time.”  I have developed the argument for good time at much greater depth in a new article that is…
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
Rank this Week: 4696

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Oct 7

    Fight that Ticket!

    Fight that Ticket!
      Peterson Lawyers associate attorney Will Young tells us to "challenge that speeding ticket! Speaking from experience, getting ticketed for speeding is not a fun experience. Seeing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror is not a…
  • Aug 11

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"
     This weekend I received an inquiry from someone who had been convicted after the judge instructed the jury it could find him guilty of DUI even if it did not find he had a breath alcohol level above .08%. He complained that by…
  • Aug 7

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free
     Back in June of 2009, I posted that Zachary Neagle had become a client. He was charged with murder - having shot his father in the head as he was asleep on a couch in their home. The case presented the ultimate challenge; convincing…
Rank this Week: 4388

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 30

    “Why do they waste their money on junk food?” If you've ever said that, you need to read thi

    &ldquo;Why do they waste their money on junk food?&rdquo; If you've ever said that, you need to read thi
    As a nation, we’re slowly realizing that whole, fresh foods are good for you and that cooking at home can save you money and provide you with better nutrition.Overall, this is a great trend. It’s becoming easier and more common to…
  • Jun 7

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury
    A new study of homeless men found that 45% of the subjects surveyed had experienced traumatic brain injuries in the past.“You could see how it would happen,” says Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a researcher in trauma and neurosurgery at…
Rank this Week: 633

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/
  • Sep 23

    What an extraordinary morning- acceptance to both IAML and AAARTA!

    What an extraordinary morning- acceptance to both IAML and AAARTA!
    Some morning its pays to wake up! This morning was one of those mornings. When I went through my emails this morning I came across two extraordinary emails. This morning I have been accepted into membership of both the International…
  • Sep 14

    Surrogacy debate in Brisbane on Wednesday night

    Surrogacy debate in Brisbane on Wednesday night
    A free debate will be held in Brisbane on Wednesday night about surrogacy. The event, called Politics in the Pub: Making Babies: The Business of Birth will be hosted by New Farm Neighbourhood Centre in the Turbine Room at Brisbane…
  • Sep 13

    DIGS launch

    DIGS launch
    Last Sunday I was honoured to be a guest speaker, alongside the Member for Brisbane Central Rob Cavallucci and Greens candidate for the Federal seat of Brisbane Rachel Jacobs at the launch of a new community organisation, DIGS. DIGS stands…
Rank this Week: 2536

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

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

    A different view on the Canadian Human Rights Museum

    A different view on the Canadian Human Rights Museum
    From the Calgary Herald: 19 September 2014 Stephen Maher, Postmedia News "Getting Harder to Ignore Canada's Genocide" The (really good) hip hop trio A Tribe Called Red announced Friday that it won’t play a free concert to celebrate…
  • Sep 6

    United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, 22-23 September 2014, New York

    United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, 22-23 September 2014, New York
    The UN has organized a World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to be held at UN Headquarters in New York City on 22-23 September of this year. Official details can be found at the above link. A different perspective on the WCIP is found on…
  • Sep 6

    A new site and Blog: Alternautas; http://www.alternautas.net

    A new site and Blog: Alternautas; http://www.alternautas.net
    From the About page: We believe that there exists a vast and valuable production of relevant and original thinking about such issues in Latin America, or Abya Yala,as its native population used to refer to it. However, it remains largely…
Rank this Week: 1686

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: 1706

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: 1968

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 422

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

Covers religious law and liberty issues affecting churches, ministries, and individuals. By Telios Law PLLC.

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Aug 14

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy
    Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children get hurt.Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children…
  • Jan 4

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law
    Mission organizations are heavy users of various forms of social media, on an individual and organizational level. With personnel, offices, and supporters in multiple countries and time zones, social media makes sense. It has enormous…
  • Dec 7

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege
    In most states, and under the common law, communications with spiritual leaders are protected under a privilege called clergy-communicant, clergy-congregant, clergy communications or something similar. But when does it apply? Ministers must…
Rank this Week: 966

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4689

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment and civil rights law. By the Spiggle Law Firm.

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    An Opinion, Or an Unlawful Stereotype Against Caregivers?

    An Opinion, Or an Unlawful Stereotype Against Caregivers?
    Title VII is a broad statute that prevents discrimination against employees or applicants for employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 years old or older), disability, or genetic…
  • Jul 24

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 2

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 2
    In our last post, we discussed a factual scenario involving an employee, Gabriela, whose employer took some egregious actions against her after she attempted to take FMLA leave. Legal ClaimsFirst, Gabriela has two claims: (1) interference…
  • Jul 17

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 1

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 1
    Today, let's look at an all-too-common scenario involving how employers treat employees' caregiving responsibilities. Read the facts and consider whether our employee, Gabriela, has any legal claims based on her employer's actions. Gabriela…
Rank this Week: 3216

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 627

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: 4448

Justice Action Center

Justice Action Center

Provides a critical inquiry into the role of law as an agent of social change. From New York Law School.

http://www.justiceactioncenter.com/
  • Jun 9

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, June 2014 Now Available

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, June 2014 Now Available
    Marriage Equality Moves Forward During May: Oregon & Pennsylvania Are 18th & 19th Marriage Equality States After District Court Rulings Are Not Appealed The campaign for marriage equality took a major step forward during May 2014, as…
  • May 28

    Job Opportunity at New York City Council

    Job Opportunity at New York City Council
    The New York City Council is seeking an attorney to work in its Land Use Division. The primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: Conducting research and interpreting laws and regulations regarding land use…
  • May 9

    Social Justice Conference: 50 Years of Radical Lawyering Since Freedom Summer

    Social Justice Conference: 50 Years of Radical Lawyering Since Freedom Summer
    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is holding a free all-day Social Justice Conference for law students on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the City University of New York School of Law. This Conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of…
Rank this Week: 3135