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Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • May 4

    Five Ways the EEOC Proposed Wellness Regulations Would Change Workplace Health Initiative

    Five Ways the EEOC Proposed Wellness Regulations Would Change Workplace Health Initiative
    Background The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generally prohibits employers from requiring current employees to submit to medical examinations or medical inquiries unless the exam or inquiry is “job-related and consistent with…
  • Apr 22

    An OSHA Inspection Can Be Costly for the Unprepared Employer

    An OSHA Inspection Can Be Costly for the Unprepared Employer
    Knock Knock!  Who’s there?  OSHA.  OSHA who?  OSHA, the federal agency responsible for workplace safety, which is going to hit your company with hefty fines if you are not prepared. This is no joke.  OSHA is a…
  • Apr 22

    New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law Goes Into Effect

    New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law Goes Into Effect
    On March 1, 2015, New Jersey’s Opportunity to Compete Act (also known as “Ban the Box”) went into effect.  The Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees over 20 calendar weeks that do business, employ people,…
Rank this Week: 4526

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
  • May 4

    Flowers Are Still Better Than Bullets 45 Years After the Kent State Massacre

    Flowers Are Still Better Than Bullets 45 Years After the Kent State Massacre
    Below is a speech in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the 1970 killings of four Kent State University students protesting the Vietnam War. The speech was delivered by the sister of Allison Krause, one of the victims. Thank you for…
  • May 4

    Transgender Equality Is Not the Post-Marriage Fight of the LGBT Movement

    Transgender Equality Is Not the Post-Marriage Fight of the LGBT Movement
    The past few weeks have been pivotal for conversations about LGBT people in the public discourse. Just days after Olympian Bruce Jenner announced to Diane Sawyer and 17 million viewers that he is a woman, leading gay rights advocate Mary…
  • May 1

    All Eyes on Justice Kennedy

    All Eyes on Justice Kennedy
    In cases as divided and important as the marriage cases, it is almost always difficult to get a good sense of how the justices will rule just from listening to the oral arguments. But I came away mostly hopeful from Tuesday's oral arguments…
Rank this Week: 69

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: 646

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/
  • May 4

    ADA case fails on "essential functions" prong

    ADA case fails on "essential functions" prong
    The Americans with Disability Act is like a huge rubber band that requires employer and employee to be flexible in accommodating a disabled employee's disability. So these cases can be hard to predict. But one central element of these claims…
  • Apr 30

    Discrimination/retaliation claims dismissed under Title VII

    Discrimination/retaliation claims dismissed under Title VII
    To sue over employment discrimination, the plaintiff needs something to sue about. The courts don't care about trivial discrimination. They want "adverse employment actions." This case tells us how it shakes out.The case is Chung v. City…
  • Apr 28

    Sex offender can challenge lifetime GPS program under Fourth Amendment

    Sex offender can challenge lifetime GPS program under Fourth Amendment
    What strikes me about the law is that the worst man on Earth may be the reason why the law changes to protect your beloved mother-in-law. We call it stare decisis, which is Latin for "the precedent applies to future cases." In this case, a…
Rank this Week: 1280

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are now running a new series which is an updated version of our previous series: An Introduction To Special Education Law. Are there any topics that we have not covered in the past that you would like to see in this Special Ed Law 101…
  • Apr 27

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are now running a new series which is an updated version of our previous series: An Introduction To Special Education Law. Are there any topics that we have not covered in the past that you would like to see in this Special Ed Law 101…
  • Apr 23

    Special Education Law 101 - Part IV #LRE

    Special Education Law 101 - Part IV #LRE
    In the previous posts in this series, we have introduced you to the requirement of  FAPE.  In this installment, we discuss the separate but equally important requirement of LRE.The Requirement of LRE (least restrictive…
Rank this Week: 1793

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/
  • May 4

    Lulu and Attractiveness Assessment

    Lulu and Attractiveness Assessment
    From the New Yorker: “Super Sad True Love Story,” Gary Shteyngart’s novel set in a social-media dystopia, each person is publicly assigned a “fuckability” score, determined by various algorithms. Lulu, an app founded in 2013, is the…
  • May 4

    Mx

    Mx
    From the Independent (UK): The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is considering adding the gender neutral honorific ‘Mx’, to be included alongside Mr, Mrs, Ms or Miss, to represent transgender people and those who do not wish to identify…
  • May 4

    "A Professor Finds Gender Bias on Wall Street"

    "A Professor Finds Gender Bias on Wall Street"
    From the WSJ: Men and women have different experiences when it comes to Wall Street careers. And those differences fascinate Lily Fang. Dr. Fang, an associate professor of finance on the Singapore campus of the business school Insead, has…
Rank this Week: 2382

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest
    From SSRN:Josh Blackman, Collective Liberty, (Floyd Abrams Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference at Yale Law School, May 2-3, 2015).Ioana Cismas & Stacy N. Cammarano, Whose Right and Who's Right? The US Supreme Court v. The European…
  • May 3

    Muhammad Drawing Exhibit In Texas Ends As 2 Gunmen Attempt Attack and Are Killed

    Muhammad Drawing Exhibit In Texas Ends As 2 Gunmen Attempt Attack and Are Killed
    In Garland, Texas Sunday night, a controversial Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest sponsored by Pamela Geller's American Freedom Defense Initiative ended in violence as two gunmen opened fire outside the event venue, wounded a security guard,…
  • May 3

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Herbert v. Balducci, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54866 (WD WA, April 27, 2015), a Washington federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendation (2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54945, Jan. 8, 2015) and dismissed an inmate's claim that his…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • May 4

    AALS Looks at Human Rights and Familie

    AALS Looks at Human Rights and Familie
    by Jonathan Todres, Incoming Chair of the AALS Section on International Human Rights Human rights law and practice often focuses on the individual. Yet individuals are situated within families and communities. Reflecting the importance of…
  • May 4

    by Jonathan Todres, Incoming Chair of the…

    by Jonathan Todres, Incoming Chair of the AALS Section on International Human Rights Human rights law and practice often focuses on the individual. Yet individuals are situated within families and communities. Reflecting the importance of…
  • May 1

    Good Practices on Human Rights and the Environment

    Good Practices on Human Rights and the Environment
    Professor John H. Knox, law professor at Wake Forest and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, has posted his recent report on the issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean,...
Rank this Week: 1760

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
  • May 3

    Journalists to Remember on World Press Freedom Day

    Journalists to Remember on World Press Freedom Day
    By Selin Thomas, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Fellow It would be impossible to bypass the endless torrent of violence and conflict currently ongoing around the world. Horrific scenes of decimated cities, bodies bloodied and limp,…
  • Apr 30

    Journalists Silenced in Myanmar: Free the Unity Five

    Journalists Silenced in Myanmar: Free the Unity Five
    By Laura Haigh, Amnesty International Myanmar team Journalists critical of the authorities in Myanmar pay dearly for their stories. Five journalists at the Unity newspaper paid with their freedom. On World Press Freedom Day we remind the…
  • Apr 30

    No One Should Get Away With Torture

    No One Should Get Away With Torture
    This is an American Torture Story. Majid Khan was at the mercy of CIA interrogators for 1,200 days — at least. During that time, he was stripped. He was forced into ice water baths. He was “hung up” for a … Please…
Rank this Week: 37

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: 4819

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/
  • May 3

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?
    My phone was confiscated, but it was being held nearby. I was wearing an Apple Watch for product testing, and was able to send Lian a text message over the watch (the whole time we were held I was not … Continue reading →
  • May 2

    Link to My Paper

    Link to My Paper
    I neglected to link to Lessons Learned Too Well: Anonymity in a Time of Surveillance, the paper I’m presenting at #yalefesc. A very very small number of people will recognize this as a partial redraft of a paper I started ……
  • May 2

    Important Memo to Self

    Important Memo to Self
    Next time you stay in a hotel that has a notice like this one on the bedside table… …use the earplugs.
Rank this Week: 16

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 3

    Zoe Quinn: Cyber victim or Cyberbully?

    Zoe Quinn: Cyber victim or Cyberbully?
    Zoe Quinn is being heralded as a helpless victim of the Internet's hate machine. Indeed, Katherine Clark, a Congressional representative for 5th District of Massachusetts, helped Ms. Quinn lie in front of Congress. Yet there's an untold story…
  • May 2

    Ever Had the Police Called on You for Blogging?

    Ever Had the Police Called on You for Blogging?
    If you're ever going to write about free speech on the Internet, expect a lot of bizarre behavior. Be prepared for lies. People will lie about you and then lie about ever having lied about you after they are exposed. You might even have the…
  • May 2

    Anti-#GamerGate Becomes a Cybersquatting Movement

    Anti-#GamerGate Becomes a Cybersquatting Movement
    In a predictable pattern, those who oppose free speech and ethics in journalism have resorted to more unethical tactics. Because I support free speech and GamerGate, I've endured several months of harassment. In their latest move,…
Rank this Week: 520

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 1

    Philadelphia Issues Paid Sick Leave Poster

    Philadelphia Issues Paid Sick Leave Poster
    Philadelphia’s Managing Director’s Office has issued the Philadelphia Sick Leave Poster summarizing employees’ sick leave rights.  Just as a reminder, the law goes into effect May 13, 2015. The law provides that…
  • May 1

    Sometimes Employers Need to Think Outside of the Box

    Sometimes Employers Need to Think Outside of the Box
    I hear a lot in my line of work about how difficult it can be to find the right skill sets for jobs.  Perhaps, employers need to be creative in their approaches to filling positions and not go with the “normal” candidate.…
  • Apr 30

    As Seen On TV- How to Handle Employees Discussing Sensitive Current Event

    As Seen On TV- How to Handle Employees Discussing Sensitive Current Event
    This post comes to us courtesy of Thomas Basta, an associate in our Roseland office. While it sometimes may not feel like it, there is a whole world happening outside of the four walls of your company.  Outside of those walls, events…
Rank this Week: 1703

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/
  • Apr 30

    Student Scholarship: A Different Approach to Regulating Abortion Clinic

    Student Scholarship: A Different Approach to Regulating Abortion Clinic
    Jessica Ettinger (Notre Dame) has posted Seeking Common Ground in the Abortion Regulation Debate on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Note argues that requiring abortion clinics to adhere to the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers is…
  • Apr 30

    Americans' Views on Abortion Are Complex and Not Well Captured by Past Poll

    Americans' Views on Abortion Are Complex and Not Well Captured by Past Poll
    ThinkProgress: Polls Have Been Misleading You About What Americans Actually Believe About Abortion, by Tara Culp-Ressler: Do you know where most Americans stand on abortion? Thanks to the way that we’ve been polling on the issue for the…
  • Apr 30

    Recent Abortion Bans Elevate Politics Over the Judgment and Expertise of Doctor

    Recent Abortion Bans Elevate Politics Over the Judgment and Expertise of Doctor
    RH Reality Check (4/17): Laws Banning Abortion Procedure ‘Substituting Political Decisions for Medical Decisions’, by Teddy Wilson: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill into law Monday that criminalizes a medical procedure used…
Rank this Week: 222

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 30

    Guest Blog post on ChangingAging.com

    Guest Blog post on ChangingAging.com
    I am pleased to note that my article, Age Discrimination and Elder Poverty, is featured on ChangingAging, a multi-blog network committed to challenging conventional views on aging and using social media to promote the…
  • Apr 30

    High Court OKs Narrow ‘Failure to Conciliate’ Defense

    High Court OKs Narrow ‘Failure to Conciliate’ Defense
    In another blow to employment discrimination victims, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court this week held that courts may conduct a “narrow” review of whether the EEOC met its statutory obligation to permit…
  • Apr 27

    The AARP’s Role in White House Conf. on Aging

    The AARP’s Role in White House Conf. on Aging
    What is the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) … Really? Is it a serious examination of the problems facing older Americans that occurs once every decade, or is it a public relations opportunity? At its fourth regional forum…
Rank this Week: 2497

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    When a Hostile Working Environment is Unlawfully "Hostile"

    When a Hostile Working Environment is Unlawfully "Hostile"
    As a labor and employment attorney, I am often asked by potential clients if they have a viable claim against their employer for being subjected to a “hostile working environment.” And why would they not? Many people feel they are…
  • Apr 17

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will
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  • Apr 14

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection
      Amendments to False Claims Act expanded remedies for retaliation against contractors and others. Hillary Clinton came in for criticism when word emerged that she'd bypassed her government email account while running the State…
Rank this Week: 2761

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/
  • Apr 30

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie
    "It's a little-known fact, but we reporters could successfully sell Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or any other populist candidate as a serious contender for the White House if we wanted to. Hell, we told Americans it was okay to vote for …
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh
    "The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, 'tis mine, and I will have it."  -- Shylock, The Merchant of VeniceIn the 1970s, without any scientific testing, a state medical examiner from Oklahoma concocted a three-drug…
  • Apr 6

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonThe long-time sportswriter for the Washington Post, Thomas Boswell, wrote a timeless piece…
Rank this Week: 135

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/
  • Apr 29

    Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer?

    Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer?
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer?" My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer? As the Apple Watch is about to hits stores, the question…
  • Apr 22

    North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media

    North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media Judges using social media:…
  • Apr 9

    New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn

    New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn Earlier this month, the New York County…
Rank this Week: 1955

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/
  • Apr 27

    DCAS Special Officer Disqualification Reversed

    DCAS Special Officer Disqualification Reversed
    In a lawsuit brought by the New York community service Society for petitioner, KM, Judge Moulton of the New York County Supreme Court Held That BOTH the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the New York City Civil Service…
  • Mar 5

    TLC Article 78 case

    TLC Article 78 case
    Petitioner taxicab driver was found to have overcharged passengers on three occasions. Nonetheless he was only adjudicated once as having done so. The Appellate Division, first Department found that the driver had failed to exhaust his…
  • Dec 6

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case
    Employee of Department of Environmental Protection was found to have been illegally terminated when New York City failed to give proper notice in Civil Service Law section 73 and Civil Service Law section 71 case. Originally petitioner was…
Rank this Week: 4449

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1032

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/
  • Apr 23

    Nobody's Said It Better

    Nobody's Said It Better
    April 23 is World Book and Copyright Day (also known as the International Day of the Book).  It's organized by UNESCO to recognise the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce…
  • Apr 23

    New Motto: Tough But Incompetent

    New Motto: Tough But Incompetent
    This seems to be the argument.The buck stops here, so I take responsibility.But it's everyone else who's supposed to tell me what to do.And then I tell them to do it.But they don't properly tell me what to do.And I don't actually tell them to…
  • Apr 21

    Birds of a Feather: Sheriff Joe and the FBI

    Birds of a Feather: Sheriff Joe and the FBI
    "Stunned the legal community"?  Really?Well, yeah.  I suppose.  Maybe the mergers and acquisitions guys.  Beyond that?  Only for the saying of it.Oh, sorry.  You have no idea what I'm talking about.  I was…
Rank this Week: 313

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Funeral Home Can't Bury EEOC Transgender Firing Suit

    Funeral Home Can't Bury EEOC Transgender Firing Suit
    The EEOC defeated a motion to dismiss in EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Home, one of its first suits on behalf of trans employees brought last September. But the judge refused to recognize discrimination based on trans status, which is…
  • Apr 13

    Lakeland Eye Clinic will Pay $150,000 to Resolve Transgender / Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

    Lakeland Eye Clinic will Pay $150,000 to Resolve Transgender / Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
    From the EEOC Press Room, discussing the case on behalf of our client, Brandi Branson:Lakeland Eye Clinic will Pay $150,000 to Resolve Transgender / Sex Discrimination LawsuitClinic Agrees to Implement New Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination…
  • Mar 31

    U.S. Justice Department Sues Oklahoma University Over Transgender Professor

    U.S. Justice Department Sues Oklahoma University Over Transgender Professor
    This is an article in the New York Times via Reuters regarding the U.S. Justice Department suit against Southeastern Oklahoma State University regarding alleged discrimination against my client, Dr Rachel…
Rank this Week: 1822

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
  • Apr 22

    FBI Gives Flawed Hair Analysis in One Arizona Death Penalty Case

    FBI Gives Flawed Hair Analysis in One Arizona Death Penalty Case
    A bomb was dropped over the national criminal justice system this past week when the Washington Post reported and the FBI admitted to over-stating the weight of hair analysis evidence. A mind boggling 95% of the 268 trials reviewed the…
  • Apr 20

    Article – Food Trucks, Incremental Innovation, and Regulatory Rut

    Article – Food Trucks, Incremental Innovation, and Regulatory Rut
    Food Truck Fridays are fun and delicious! If you have somehow missed out on this culinary treat which takes place in downtown Phoenix, Arizona on Friday afternoons, you should make time to visit.  Some of my friends look forward all week…
  • Apr 17

    Police Use Car to Ram Armed Suspect

    Police Use Car to Ram Armed Suspect
    A dashboard camera video that captured Marana Police Officer Michael Rapiejko using their car to ram an armed suspect through a concrete wall is raising questions of excessive force. Since this use of force situation in Marana, Arizona…
Rank this Week: 2677

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
  • Apr 20

    Garner GJ Appeal Expedited

    Garner GJ Appeal Expedited
    45 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NYNYS Appellate Division for the Second DepartmentThe New York Appellate Division has agreed to expedite the appeal from a lower court's decision rejecting the request to unseal grand jury records in the Eric Garner…
  • Apr 19

    FBI Admits Decades of Flawed Evidence

    FBI Admits Decades of Flawed Evidence
    According to the Washington Post, the government has admitted that, for years and years on end, every FBI examiner who testified in criminal trials over a twenty-years period prior to 2000 gave flawed testimony that favored the prosecution.…
  • Mar 22

    Marty Stroud, Glenn Ford, and the Machinery of Death

    Marty Stroud, Glenn Ford, and the Machinery of Death
    Photo by Douglas Collier/The Shreveport TimesThe Shreveport Times recently published a written apology from former prosecutor Marty Stroud to Glenn Ford. Stroud's words are powerful and moving, and I urge you to read the piece.Stroud had…
Rank this Week: 2312

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

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

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1691

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
  • Apr 17

    Spring Legislative Session Update

    Spring Legislative Session Update
    It’s the midpoint of Illinois Governor Rauner’s first legislative session, and the Shriver Center is hard at work in Springfield. Shriver Center advocates are pursuing legislation that will advance the interests of low- and…
  • Apr 15

    Thanks to the Senate for Renewing Children's Health Coverage

    Thanks to the Senate for Renewing Children's Health Coverage
    We applaud the U.S. Senate for passing a bill last night, 92-8, that extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The vote follows passage of identical legislation in the House and demonstrates that members of…
  • Apr 9

    Join the Clearinghouse Community

    Join the Clearinghouse Community
    Practical tips on how to collect wage judgments won for low-wage clients. The guilty pleasure of a young leader in the antipoverty movement. A model of using the Violence Against Women Act Amendments to protect tenants in developments…
Rank this Week: 3981

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4582

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

Covers state public record law, civil rights, and obscenity. By Joe Thomas.

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record
    A Vaughn index is a tool used in public records disputes where the person requesting documents, will ask the court to compel the records custodian to list all responsive documents and explain why or why not the documents should be released.…
  • Apr 8

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
  • Apr 4

    Denver Attempts to Ban People Deemed Nuisance

    Denver Attempts to Ban People Deemed Nuisance
    The City of Denver is working on banning people it considers nuisances from high traffic areas.  And does not appear there is much concern in the community about the practice. Well, I have a big problem with the practice and I will argue…
Rank this Week: 2602

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 10

    DeShaney in the Circuits (VI): Some Recent Decision

    DeShaney in the Circuits (VI): Some Recent Decision
    I have blogged previously about how the Supreme Court’s controversial DeShaney decision has fared in the circuits. DeShaney held that as a general matter governments have no affirmative substantive due process duty to protect persons…
  • Mar 23

    Come to My Section 1983 Conference April 16-17, 2015

    Come to My Section 1983 Conference April 16-17, 2015
    I invite you to join me in Chicago at the 32nd annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, 2015. This two-day seminar is designed for municipal and state attorneys, plaintiffs’…
  • Feb 19

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?
    This is the eighth in a series of posts about the United States Constitution written in everyday language with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly…
Rank this Week: 1002

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/
  • Apr 6

    Surrogacy debate: Whose rights are we concenred with?

    Surrogacy debate: Whose rights are we concenred with?
    The Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, Diana Bryant, will be the keynote speaker on 17 April in Brisbane hosted by the Australian Association of Women Judges, on the topic: Surrogacy: whose rights are we concerned with? Her…
  • Mar 24

    Visit from Mariette Geldenhuy

    Visit from Mariette Geldenhuy
    One of the delights in practice is coming across other lawyers who are also fighting the good fight, seeking to ensure that there is equality. Last week I had the joy of hosting a visit from update Amrerican lawyer Mariette Geldenhuys.…
  • Mar 16

    Elton's right- Dolce is wrong, wrong, wrong

    Elton's right- Dolce is wrong, wrong, wrong
    Children are children. They are entitled to be loved, cared for and cherished, however they were conceived. They ought to be protected. That is their parents' and society's duty. Their parents also ought to be recognised. There are many…
Rank this Week: 1781

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/
  • Apr 6

    Final Version of Good Conduct Time Paper Is Now Available

    Final Version of Good Conduct Time Paper Is Now Available
    The new issue of the Marquette Law Review includes my paper, “Good Conduct Time for Prisoners: Why (and How) Wisconsin Should Provide Credits Toward Early Release.”  This paper expands considerably on my article on the…
  • Apr 3

    Deadly Force in Philly

    Deadly Force in Philly
    Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a voluminous report on uses of deadly force by the Philadelphia Police Department.  In recent years, there has been a drop in both violent crime and assaults on police officers in the…
  • Mar 15

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar
    As I discussed in this post, Wisconsin has achieved one of the nation’s higher rates of reduction in imprisonment over the past decade.  To be sure, New York, California, and a few other states have far outpaced Wisconsin in this…
Rank this Week: 950

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • Apr 6

    "The Right to Vote: Is the Amendment Game Worth the Candle?"

    "The Right to Vote: Is the Amendment Game Worth the Candle?"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professor Heather Gerken, the abstract of which states: Is it possible to be in favor of a constitutional vote and against amending the Constitution to add it? Yes. This...
  • Mar 25

    "Temporal Arbitrariness: A Back to the Future Look at a Twenty-Five-Year-Old Death Penalty Trial"

    "Temporal Arbitrariness: A Back to the Future Look at a Twenty-Five-Year-Old Death Penalty Trial"
    The title of this post comes from this forthcoming essay by Professor Mary Kelly Tate, the abstract of which states: This essay grapples with a previously unexamined feature of the death penalty: temporal arbitrariness. How does the…
  • Mar 25

    Ready. Aim. Fire.

    Ready. Aim. Fire.
    Yesterday, Utah governor Gary Herbert signed into law a bill providing for state executions by firing squad. As AP reports: Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if…
Rank this Week: 988

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/
  • Apr 1

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need
    If you have a child with a Section 504 Plan or who receives special education services under an IEP, it’s important to know that your child may have some additional rights to either address helping him behave more appropriately in…
  • Mar 27

    Special Needs Child with Autism Denied Use of School Bathroom?

    Special Needs Child with Autism Denied Use of School Bathroom?
    You may have seen reports in the news about a teacher’s union trying to bar a special education student’s use of the only bathroom on the same floor as her classroom, because that bathroom is for “teachers only.”…
  • Mar 13

    3-D Print “Bionic” Limbs for Children with Special Need

    3-D Print “Bionic” Limbs for Children with Special Need
    I usually post about children with special needs who have learning and/or developmental disabilities, but ran across some information about new technology for children who are missing limbs that I found truly amazing and wanted to share. A…
Rank this Week: 2322

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/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction
    On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment ( press summary here) in the Catt case marks a missed opportunity to protect the privacy rights of protestors and instead waves through the police’s runaway mass…
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 2712

Maine LGBT Law

Maine LGBT Law

Covers legal issues and developments for Maine members of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, or Allies) community. By West End Legal, LLC.

http://www.mainelgbtlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 26

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?
    Were you married in Maine or in another state and need to get divorced in Maine? Make sure that you have a lawyer who has experience with and knows about the different issues that are involved in same-sex marriages. There are a number of…
  • Mar 17

    Checklist for Couples in Same-Sex Relationship

    Checklist for Couples in Same-Sex Relationship
    It is important for all couples to do legal planning to ensure the safety and security of family and children, but it is especially important for same-sex couples who may face unique challenges from unsupportive family or when traveling…
  • Jan 24

    Same Sex Marriage in Maine: What You Need to Know

    Same Sex Marriage in Maine: What You Need to Know
    If you are thinking about getting married to your partner, or you were married in another state or country, there are some things that you should know about Maine’s marriage law.   How to get married. A couple who wants to get…
Rank this Week: 5015

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!
     Last week was a gem. Twice, clients who were almost certain to go to prison when we first started working their cases, avoided that fate. First, in federal court a twenty-year-old kid who pleaded guilty to distributing heroin and…
  • Feb 24

    Facing Federal Charges? Research Indicates 99% of ALL Federal Defendants Will Be Sentenced!

    Facing Federal Charges? Research Indicates 99% of ALL Federal Defendants Will Be Sentenced!
     Attorney Alan Ellis writes a monthly newsletter that includes information and tips on federal sentencing and post-conviction matters. I just read the following from his February edition:  - Approximately 97% of all federal criminal…
  • Feb 10

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?
    A youngish lawyer in court today asked me about the blog: "What's going on with that podcast?" You may recall that I became engrossed in Serial, the investigative report turned podcast by All Things Considered. I have not been able to…
Rank this Week: 4443

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Mar 12

    A Spirit of Prudence

    A Spirit of Prudence
    When I was a kid, I had a small, portable radio that looked like a hamburger.  I took it everywhere with me: to the bathroom, in the car, on family outings.  During the summer, I would put it under my … Continue reading…
  • Mar 3

    Hernandez: Eleventh Circuit Accepts Allegations of Bad Lawyering under Padilla v. Kentucky; Case Sent Back for an Evidentiary Hearing

    Hernandez: Eleventh Circuit Accepts Allegations of Bad Lawyering under Padilla v. Kentucky; Case Sent Back for an Evidentiary Hearing
    The question of when a criminal defendant is entitled to a do-over because his lawyer failed to correctly advise him of the immigration consequences of a conviction in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky is…
  • Feb 4

    The Character of Man

    The Character of Man
    Here is something from Mark Twain’s Autobiography which he wrote and dictated in bits and pieces over the course of many years, and completed in December 1909, four months shy of his death on April 21, 1910.  The piece is ……
Rank this Week: 4317

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
  • Feb 25

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group
    Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in front of the House Education Committee on a bill that would have protected student religious liberty rights on campus. Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in…
  • Jan 8

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value
    What if your religious beliefs as an employee are in conflict with the organization’s basic values? Does it have to accommodate you anyway? Maybe, according to a recent Pennsylvania case.What if your religious beliefs as an employee are…
  • Jan 3

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.
    Can you have a union at a religious college? Only if the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can exercise its jurisdiction over faculty members. NLRB has tried to do this several times. Shortly before Christmas in 2014, the NLRB developed a…
Rank this Week: 3845

Queer Law Watch

Queer Law Watch

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

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

    Curhat Salah Satu Kebutuhan Pokok Wanita dalam Hubungan Cinta

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

    Senjata Cinta yang Merusak Hubungan Kekasih

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

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

    Married Same-Sex Couples Need Not Be Pre-certified to Adopt Spouse's Child
    A Monroe County Family Court Judge has ruled that married same-sex couples should be treated like their heterosexual counterparts when one parent wants to adopt the child of the other. Usually, same-sex couples needed to submit to an…
Rank this Week: 2847

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

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

    The sweet taste of change

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

    Teen uses ‘Sweet 16′ to raise money for other

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

    ‘New Toronto restaurant staffed with Deaf waiters’

    ‘New Toronto restaurant staffed with Deaf waiters’
Rank this Week: 1946

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

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

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

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

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 1196

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

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

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

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

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

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

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

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport
    Some Orlando airport employees have contacted the media to report that homeless people are using the airport's first level to sleep and even bathe in the public bathrooms -- and that's upsetting travelers."It is an issue," said Norma McCann,…
Rank this Week: 1025

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/
  • Jan 7

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ
    As of January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in New Jersey is $8.38 per hour, up from $8.25 per hour.  The increase is the result of an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution which requires New Jersey’s minimum wage to be…
  • Dec 19

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

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

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
Rank this Week: 4953

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

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

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

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

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

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 2072

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

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

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 140