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Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Nov 20

    Does Randi Harper FreeBSDGirl Have a Criminal Record?

    Does Randi Harper FreeBSDGirl Have a Criminal Record?
    Randi Harper posts on Twitter and elsewhere online as "FreeBSD." About a month or so ago, Ms. Harper made some false accusations against me. She claimed I was harassing or threatening her. I had never heard of the pretty young lady.…
  • Nov 19

    Does Sam Biddle, a Bully from Gawker Media, Abuse Animals?

    Does Sam Biddle, a Bully from Gawker Media, Abuse Animals?
    Sam Biddle is a writer currently employed by Gawker Media. Sam Biddle was a nobody who rose to fame when he used his platform at Gawker to torment and terrorize people. He is famous for saying, "Bring back bullying." ("Bring…
  • Nov 18

    Liz Pullen is a Social Media Manager who Mocks the Disabled

    Liz Pullen is a Social Media Manager who Mocks the Disabled
    Liz Pullen is an online activist who describes herself in her Twitter bio as as, "Sociologist, Ethnographer. Vagabond scholar." Her LinkedIN profile describes her as a "Social Media Analyst, Writer, Editor, Community…
Rank this Week: 437

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
  • Nov 20

    US Joins Somalia and South Sudan in Failing to Support Child Right

    US Joins Somalia and South Sudan in Failing to Support Child Right
    This piece originally ran at Al Jazeera America. On Nov. 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark human rights treaty protecting children’s rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was negotiated…
  • Nov 20

    Trans Remembrance and Resistance

    Trans Remembrance and Resistance
    At least 10 transgender women of color have been murdered in the United States since June. Today, on the Transgender Day of Remembrance & Resilience we honor their lives and mourn their deaths. These women - Kandy Hall, Zoraida Reyes,…
  • Nov 20

    A Lesson in Fairness for My Children

    A Lesson in Fairness for My Children
    “That’s not fair!” I said to my dad as a child. He replied as I imagine thousands of parents would saying, “Life’s not fair.” I remember at that early age thinking to myself, “But you aren’t…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Nov 20

    The Ethics of Communicating With Clients Online

    The Ethics of Communicating With Clients Online
    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. ***** The Ethics of Communicating With Your Clients Online I’ve been writing about…
  • Nov 7

    Another NYS Bar Decision On Virtual Office

    Another NYS Bar Decision On Virtual Office
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Another NYS Bar Decision On Virtual Offices." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Another NYS Bar Decision On Virtual Offices In September I wrote about a recent decision on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1530

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Nov 20

    EEOC Discrimination Complaints Down But Why?

    EEOC Discrimination Complaints Down But Why?
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission logged approximately five percent fewer discrimination complaints in Fiscal Year 2014 than the year earlier. The EEOC received 88,778 private sector charges in FY 2014, compared to 93,727 in…
  • Nov 16

    Senator Wants to Turn Back Clock at EEOC

    Senator Wants to Turn Back Clock at EEOC
    Not only has Congress failed to  help victims of age discrimination for more than a  decade, now the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions  wants…
  • Nov 10

    Louisiana Judge Latest Casualty of ADEA Loophole

    Louisiana Judge Latest Casualty of ADEA Loophole
    A major loophole in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is highlighted in the case of a Louisiana judge who last week beat two opponents in a fierce election campaign but now is technically too old…
Rank this Week: 2812

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 17

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old
    "There is actually a good argument that Tom Seaver should be regarded as the greatest pitcher of all time ... Seaver pitched for eight losing teams, several of them really terrible, and four other teams which had losing records except when…
  • Nov 4

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election
    Senator-Elect and Wingnut Joni Ernst I believe it was  Adlai Stevenson who said, "in a Democracy you get the government you deserve."  But do we really deserve the latest batch of truly loathsome extremists, misogynists and…
Rank this Week: 166

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
  • Nov 20

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist
    The murder on November 11, 2014 of Juan Ángel López Miralda, a human rights activist and former leader in the peasant movement in Honduras, follows a troubling pattern of abuses against human rights defenders in the region.
  • Nov 12

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help
    By Cindy Ko and Adotei Akwei It is time for the Obama administration to ensure implementation of standardized sexual assault policies aimed at helping ensure that Indigenous survivors of sexual violence  can access medical treatment and…
  • Nov 9

    Noose tightening around NGOs in Egypt

    Noose tightening around NGOs in Egypt
    The noose is tightening around Egypt’s non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These Egyptian NGOs — essentially what we call “nonprofits” in the US – focus on everything from human rights to other important…
Rank this Week: 29

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    NY Times Says Idaho Dead Last at Protecting Juvenile Record

    NY Times Says Idaho Dead Last at Protecting Juvenile Record
     Associate Attorney William Young is at it again: There is an article today in the New York Times discussing the issue of juvenile offenders and the importance of sealing their records from the public eye. The article examines how many…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1738

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/
  • Nov 20

    Multi-faceted sexual harassment claim lose

    Multi-faceted sexual harassment claim lose
    Employers are supposed to take sexual harassment complaints seriously. In this case, the plaintiff claimed she was sexually assaulted at work. Management brought charges against the alleged harasser. The arbitrator sided with the alleged…
  • Nov 17

    ADA plaintiff has standing to sue Amtrak

    ADA plaintiff has standing to sue Amtrak
    The Americans with Disabilities Act has a loophole: unless the government is filing the lawsuit, a litigant cannot sue a private entity for damages, only injunctive relief. The problem is that, to obtain an injunction, you have to show that…
  • Nov 13

    Police unions cannot intervene in now-settled stop-and-frisk litigation

    Police unions cannot intervene in now-settled stop-and-frisk litigation
    The much-publicized stop-and-frisk case that raised questions about racial profiling and led to the removal of a federal judge from the case is still kicking around. While New York City has since settled the case, the police unions want to…
Rank this Week: 1003

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/
  • Nov 20

    Big Win for NJ Unemployment Insurance Claimant

    Big Win for NJ Unemployment Insurance Claimant
    The New Jersey Department of Labor has settled a lawsuit that claimed applicants for unemployment benefits have been wrongfully denied counsel and other due process rights. As part of the Consent Order that lays out the terms of the…
  • Nov 12

    Whistleblower Fired at Lafayette College

    Whistleblower Fired at Lafayette College
    As reported in The Pennsylvania Record, a recently filed complaint alleges that Lafayette College terminated an in-house health inspector just days after he took pictures of unsanitary conditions in the college kitchen.  The employee was…
  • Nov 7

    Summary Judgment Dismissal of Retaliation Claim Reversed on Appeal

    Summary Judgment Dismissal of Retaliation Claim Reversed on Appeal
    In a recent decision of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, the court reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of the employer, PSE&G.  The employee, a female manager in her forties, had made numerous complaints…
Rank this Week: 4201

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
  • Nov 20

    Interactive Map Shows Nationwide Race/Arrest Rate Figure

    Interactive Map Shows Nationwide Race/Arrest Rate Figure
    USA Today has published an interactive map that shows arrest rates by race on local levels.The map is here. I haven't spent much time on it yet, but it appears potentially interesting. Have a look.
  • Nov 11

    De Blasio and the Central Park 5 Settlement Reprised

    De Blasio and the Central Park 5 Settlement Reprised
    Curiouser and curiouser. The Daily News recently ran a story detailing how deeply the City's Law Department fought against the historic settlement of the Central Park 5 lawsuit. (Here). The News references an internal report issued by the…
  • Nov 3

    Unions Denied Entry into Stop and Frisk Litigation

    Unions Denied Entry into Stop and Frisk Litigation
    Not too surprising, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the federal appellate court for New York, Vermont, and Connecticut), has rejected the various police unions' last minute attempt to intervene in the Stop and Frisk litigation…
Rank this Week: 501

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: 3012

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: 489

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    House Holds Hearings On Religious Accommodation In Military

    House Holds Hearings On Religious Accommodation In Military
    Yesterday, the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on Religious Accommodations in the Armed Services. The full texts of the prepared statements of five witnesses, plus statements…
  • Nov 20

    Ten North Carolina Magistrates Leave Over Performing Same-Sex Marriage

    Ten North Carolina Magistrates Leave Over Performing Same-Sex Marriage
    Time Warner News reported yesterday that in North Carolina, at least ten magistrates resigned or took early retirement last month because of their opposition to performing same-sex marriages. On Oct. 14, the North Carolina Administrative…
  • Nov 20

    Court Upholds College's Vaccination Requirement Over Free Exercise Challenge

    Court Upholds College's Vaccination Requirement Over Free Exercise Challenge
    In George v. Kankakee Community College, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160737 (CD IL, Nov. 17, 2014), an Illinois federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendations (2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161379, Oct. 27, 2014) and dismissed a…
Rank this Week: 54

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

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

    Waddya Mean I Can’t Wear My Diamond Ring To Work?

    Waddya Mean I Can’t Wear My Diamond Ring To Work?
    We have just heard about an apparent controversy at Starbucks over a new corporate dress policy — apparently the policy limits an employee’s right to wear certain types of jewelry, clothing and shoes.  Under the…
  • Nov 19

    New EEOC End-Of-Fiscal-Year Performance Report

    New EEOC End-Of-Fiscal-Year Performance Report
    Last year at this time, we posted some of the statistics set forth in the EEOC’s annual end-of-the-fiscal-year Performance Report (“PAR”).  See http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/plan/index.cfm. We have just received the latest…
  • Nov 19

    $185 Million Punitive Damages Against AutoZone: How Did They Get There?

    $185 Million Punitive Damages Against AutoZone: How Did They Get There?
    Whew. Let’s just take a moment for that to sink in.  As we reported on Monday, $185 Million in punitive damages were awarded Monday against AutoZone.  This was after the jury awarded $872,000 in compensatory damages on…
Rank this Week: 3054

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

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

    "The Confessions of Nat Turner: A Paratextual Analysis"

    "The Confessions of Nat Turner: A Paratextual Analysis"
    The title of this post comes from this intriguing essay by Professor Christopher Tomlins, the abstract of which states: This essay uses techniques advanced by the structuralist literary theorist Gérard Genette to examine the 1831…
  • Nov 19

    "The Supreme Court Decision in the Hobby Lobby Case: Conscience, Complicity, and Contraception"

    "The Supreme Court Decision in the Hobby Lobby Case: Conscience, Complicity, and Contraception"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professor R. Alta Charo, the abstract of which states: This publication examines the broad implications the United States Supreme Court's holding in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby et al.…
  • Nov 18

    "The Failure of Originalism in Preserving Constitutional Rights to Civil Jury Trial"

    "The Failure of Originalism in Preserving Constitutional Rights to Civil Jury Trial"
    The title of this post comes from this paper by Professor Renee Lettow Lerner, the abstract of which states: The Federal Bill of Rights and state constitutions rely heavily on procedural protections, especially jury rights. Supporters of…
Rank this Week: 826

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/
  • Nov 20

    After Veterans' Day More on Women in the Military

    After Veterans' Day More on Women in the Military
    In the aftermath of Veterans' Day, some thinking about women in the military. On the draft: Lawmaker Wants Selective Service to Include Women On combat: Marine Corps Study May Help Shape Future for Women in Combat Roles<img…
  • Nov 20

    Gender Discrimination in Product Pricing

    Gender Discrimination in Product Pricing
    WaPao, France Investigates a Secret "Tax" that Targets Women From disposable razors to chocolate, French women are being charged more than men for near-identical products, according to the French rights group Georgette Sand. The…
  • Nov 19

    The Comet Scientist...and His T-Shirt

    The Comet Scientist...and His T-Shirt
    From the Guardian UK: Well, Ms Rybody, it’s funny that you should ask this for, truly, this has become the biggest fashion question – possibly even the only fashion question – in not just the world, but the entire cosmos....<img…
Rank this Week: 3178

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

    Employee Fired for Working Additional Hours Eligible for UC Benefits Despite Prior Warning

    Employee Fired for Working Additional Hours Eligible for UC Benefits Despite Prior Warning
    This post was contributed by Joseph S. Sileo, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In a recent unreported decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court considered a…
  • Nov 17

    Recent Workers' Compensation Cases Focus on "Going and Coming" Rule

    Recent Workers' Compensation Cases Focus on "Going and Coming" Rule
    This post was contributed by Paul D. Clouser, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. As a general rule, an employee is deemed not to be "in the course and scope of…
  • Nov 10

    Feds Tighten the Belt on "Skinny Plans" and Other ACA Workaround

    Feds Tighten the Belt on "Skinny Plans" and Other ACA Workaround
    This post was contributed by Eric N. Athey, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. On January 1, 2015, employers with 100 or more "full-time equivalents" will be…
Rank this Week: 4831

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/
  • Nov 20

    Nurse at Risk for Refusing to Force Feed Guantanamo

    Nurse at Risk for Refusing to Force Feed Guantanamo
    With thanks to Sarah Dougherty of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the Bringing Human Rights Home network, we post the following statement just issued by PHR. More background on the general issue of forced feeding and on this case...
  • Nov 19

    Public Shaming as a Tool in Human Rights Violation

    Public Shaming as a Tool in Human Rights Violation
    Over the years I have observed, and represented, individuals who were so humiliated by the court that they determined not to pursue remedies against their abusive partners. As with other forms of discrimination, many incidences of this form…
  • Nov 18

    The AALS Section on International Human Right

    The AALS Section on International Human Right
    The Association of American Law Schools (AALS)'s Section on International Human Rights was founded in 2000, emerging from the first AALS Workshop on Human Rights in 1999. The Section immediately inspired the publication of a Human Rights…
Rank this Week: 1495

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part VIII

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part VIII
    No Bullying sign - School in Racine, Wisconsin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Bullying remains the hottest of hot button issues in special education law.  We interrupted the series for my thoughts on the Rowley standard as applied to…
  • Nov 17

    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
  • Nov 14

    Lessons From The Tri-State Conference: The Third Rail - Part I

    Lessons From The Tri-State Conference: The Third Rail - Part I
    I was honored to be asked to present again this year at the Tri-State Special Education Law Conference last week in Omaha. The conference is a joint effort of the Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas Departments of Education and TAESE. It was nice to…
Rank this Week: 1275

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/
  • Nov 18

    An Adversary System without Adversarie

    An Adversary System without Adversarie
    Some background:Ohio law says that the Ohio Supreme Court must review every death sentence on direct appeal.  A rule of the Ohio Supreme Court, a rule crafted by the Ohio Supreme Court, says that no brief can be filed after the date it…
  • Nov 11

    Of course. But on the Other Hand, Not.

    Of course. But on the Other Hand, Not.
    A lot of people, smart people, savvy people, devoted a lot of time and energy to proving that Roger Keith Coleman was factually innocent, that he didn't actually rape and murder his sister-in-law Wanda McCoy.  They tried to prove it…
  • Nov 10

    Or They'd Have To Kill You

    Or They'd Have To Kill You
    We knew it was coming.  They'd made that clear.  Ohio was going to enact a law to keep all the execution details secret.  Who makes the drugs?  Secret.How they get the drugs?  Secret.Who administers the drugs?…
Rank this Week: 683

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/
  • Nov 18

    I Like This Study

    I Like This Study
    Electric shock study suggests we’d rather hurt ourselves than others: [A] new study that forced people into the dilemma of choosing between pain and profit finds that participants cared more about other people’s well-being than…
  • Nov 17

    Ello There

    Ello There
    I just joined Ello, the ad-free, public-spirited, clean-design alternative to Twitter. It’s pretty, and I like the spirit of the thing, but I’m not sure yet what I’ll do with it — many of the accounts there seem much…
  • Nov 14

    IAB’s Major Statement on Internet Privacy

    IAB’s Major Statement on Internet Privacy
    Looks like the IAB is being all Habermasian again: IAB Statement on Internet Confidentiality In 1996, the IAB and IESG recognized that the growth of the Internet depended on users having confidence that the network would protect their private…
Rank this Week: 21

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Nov 18

    Endless liability under the Fair Housing Act — and let’s make it personal

    Endless liability under the Fair Housing Act — and let’s make it personal
    I often remind my clients that when it comes to the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act the adage “ignorance is bliss” does not apply. Last week’s decision from the Southern District of Mississippi, U.S.…
  • Nov 6

    ADA and the Internet – you need a nerd, not a lawyer.

    ADA and the Internet – you need a nerd, not a lawyer.
    I was surprised last month to see a major national law firm suggest, in its ADA blog, that internet businesses are legally required by the ADA to create accessible websites, and need to consult a lawyer about that requirement. While it…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3249

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: 756

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/
  • Nov 15

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 1

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 1
    What conduct should be made criminal, and how should the severity of different crimes be graded?  Consider a few scenarios: A college student grows marijuana in a small garden behind his house.  He and his housemates consume the…
  • Nov 11

    Barrock Lecture Explores Collision Between Criminal Law and Neuroscience

    Barrock Lecture Explores Collision Between Criminal Law and Neuroscience
    “Be of good cheer; everything is going to be all right.”  With these words last week, Stephen Morse sought to reassure his audience at Marquette Law School that advances in neuroscience will not ultimately upset traditional…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3884

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: 836

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/
  • Nov 13

    Katha Pollitt Debunks Abortion Myth

    Katha Pollitt Debunks Abortion Myth
    TIME: 6 Myths About Abortion, by Katha Pollitt: 1. The Bible forbids abortion. It shouldn’t matter what the Bible says about abortion. The United States is not a theocracy. Still, given the certitude of abortion opponents that abortion…
  • Nov 13

    Surgeon Is Arrested in Deaths of a Dozen Women in India Who Underwent Sterilization Operation

    Surgeon Is Arrested in Deaths of a Dozen Women in India Who Underwent Sterilization Operation
    The New York Times: Post-Mortems of Victims Point to Tainted Medication in India Sterilization Deaths, by Suhasini Raj & Ellen Barry: Post-mortem examinations of several women who died after surgery at a government sterilization camp last…
  • Nov 9

    Assessing the Impact of the November Elections on Reproductive Right

    Assessing the Impact of the November Elections on Reproductive Right
    NPR: Two Of Three States Reject Ballot Measures Restricting Abortion, by Jennifer Ludden: Amid all the shakeout from this week's midterm elections, many are trying to assess the impact on abortion. Two abortion-related ballot measures were…
Rank this Week: 225

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    Review of the Major Municipal Court Cases from 2013-2014

    Review of the Major Municipal Court Cases from 2013-2014
    Review of the Major Municipal Court Cases from 2013-2014 Nov 25th Municipal Court Practice CLE Seminar When:      Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM  Where:     MCBA Office…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1675

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1704

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
  • Nov 12

    Could the U.S. Supreme Court Take Away a Financial Lifeline for Health Care Consumers?

    Could the U.S. Supreme Court Take Away a Financial Lifeline for Health Care Consumers?
    Meet John, a 53-year-old self-employed contractor in Southern Illinois who works construction jobs and earns about $23,000/year. Up until January 2014, when health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began, he had never had…
  • Nov 7

    The Biggest Winner on Election Night? Criminal Justice Reform

    The Biggest Winner on Election Night? Criminal Justice Reform
    As even the tightest election battles come to a close, pundits are analyzing the biggest winners, losers, and everything in between. There’s no doubt that criminal justice reform should be in everyone’s column for “biggest…
  • Nov 5

    Census Bureau Confirms Anti-Poverty Measures Continue to Help Many

    Census Bureau Confirms Anti-Poverty Measures Continue to Help Many
    For a family trying to make ends meet, each addition to and subtraction from the monthly budget can mean the difference between ending the month with food on the table and skipping meals. For folks in poverty, day-to-day financial…
Rank this Week: 2799

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/
  • Nov 12

    Why the Tories can’t be trusted on freedom of expression or privacy

    Why the Tories can’t be trusted on freedom of expression or privacy
    With last month’s announcement that a majority Conservative Government would repeal the Human Rights Act, replace it with a ‘British Bill of Rights’, and in all likeliness withdraw from the European Convention on Human…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3090

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Nov 11

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast
    As many of you may know, Chicago-Kent’s CLE department has presented my two-day Conference on Section 1983 for over thirty years. The next one is scheduled for April  16-17, 2015. As part of the most recent Conference in April…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4267

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    EEOC Charge Data on "Sex - Gender Identity / Transgender" Just Out

    EEOC Charge Data on &quot;Sex - Gender Identity / Transgender&quot; Just Out
    The EEOC has come out with a chart showing charge data on "gender identity/transgender" cases. (Definition of terms can be found here.)The chart shows that, in 2013, 160 such claims were brought. In 2014, 140 such claims were…
  • Nov 6

    Do employees have recording rights in the workplace under the NLRA?

    Do employees have recording rights in the workplace under the NLRA?
    Law360 published an article last week with the title "Employees Should Not Have Recording Rights Under NLRA" by L. Brent Garrett, a partner with Fisher & Phillips LLP. It raises an interesting question: Does the National Labor Relations…
  • Nov 1

    Filing Pro Se in Federal Court: Good Idea or Not Good Idea?

    Filing Pro Se in Federal Court: Good Idea or Not Good Idea?
    This week brings new of a new court opinion involving a transgender employment discrimination plaintiff. However, instead of getting her day in court, the Court gave her the cold shoulder.Generally, it is not the best idea for a non-lawyer to…
Rank this Week: 4862

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

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

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3697

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: 1758

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: 1510

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: 1242

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: 1685

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: 3240

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: 506

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: 2218

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 931

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: 1989

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: 4406

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: 2833

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

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

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

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

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

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

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

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

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 3179