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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 22

    Pity the Fiction Writer

    Pity the Fiction Writer
    You cannot make this stuff up. This is not a photoshop, but a genuine pix released by the Saudi Press Agency, memorizing the moment when Donald Trump joined Egyptian dictator Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz at ……
  • May 18

    Why Miami?

    Why Miami?
    One of the hazards of living in Miami is that it attracts a certain class of person. Like Matt Drudge. Or the guys who made porn videos in the back of a bus.  And now it seems we get to have … Continue reading → The post…
  • May 17

    Lone Wolf Journalism

    Lone Wolf Journalism
    So much of what I read about Trump is same-y: This is Not Normal; Is he past his use-by date?; Comey; GOP will never do what is needed; Comey; Cabinet will never do what is needed; GOP wavers; Is this … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 11

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
Rank this Week: 59

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

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

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • May 22

    Week Ending 5/19/17: Meyer v. University of Iowa

    Week Ending 5/19/17: Meyer v. University of Iowa
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending May 19, 2017 Meyer v. University of Iowa, District Court of Iowa, Polk County (Settlement announced May 18, 2017) A settlement of $6.5 million was announced this week after a…
  • May 18

    The Steps To Follow in the Unemployment Proce

    The Steps To Follow in the Unemployment Proce
    Unemployment compensation is a benefit meant to tide workers over when they’re out of work through no fault of their own, such as occurs in a layoff or when an employer shuts its doors. This money can be a financial lifeline that…
  • May 16

    New Jersey Appellate Court Hands Workers a Win in Unemployment Benefits Case

    New Jersey Appellate Court Hands Workers a Win in Unemployment Benefits Case
    Over the last several years, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has taken a number of steps attempting to introduce new language to the laws surrounding unemployment benefits. Many of these have been viewed as…
Rank this Week: 2201

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 22

    Coming this Fall: Human Rights Officials and Advocates Meet in Seattle

    Coming this Fall: Human Rights Officials and Advocates Meet in Seattle
    So much is happening to promote and protect human rights at the local, county and state levels! You can get a front line perspective this September 24-28, in Seattle, Washington, at the annual conference of the International Association of…
  • May 21

    Forced Marriage of Minors in the US - A Human Rights Issue

    Forced Marriage of Minors in the US - A Human Rights Issue
    During a recent Boston demonstration against forced marriage of minors, word came that Governor Christie vetoed a bill overwhelmingly passed by the New Jersey legislature that would restrict marriage to those who are age 18 and older - no…
  • May 18

    Microsoft Steps Up on Human Rights, Plus Bonus Track: Ted Piccone on the Future of the UN

    Microsoft Steps Up on Human Rights, Plus Bonus Track: Ted Piccone on the Future of the UN
    The United Nations reported earlier this week on a new partnership with Microsoft to develop more sophisticated technologies to track and report on human rights abuses. For the most part, this is exciting news that promises some important…
Rank this Week: 1068

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Who won Endrew F? What do you think? #FAPE STANDARD #IDEA #SCOTUS ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • May 16

    Breaking: NCES Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016 #school safety

    Breaking: NCES Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016 #school safety
    The National Center on Education Statistics of the Institute of Education Sciences released a report yesterday concerning school crime and safety.The report addresses the numbers concerning crime, bullying, hate crimes and speech, school…
  • May 15

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Who won Endrew F? What do you think? #FAPE STANDARD #IDEA #SCOTUS ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 1791

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Texas Governor Signs Bill Protecting Sermons From Subpoena By Government

    Texas Governor Signs Bill Protecting Sermons From Subpoena By Government
    On Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB24 (full text).  The new law protects sermons delivered by religious leaders from being subpoenaed by any governmental unit in litigation or in administrative proceedings.  The…
  • May 22

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Wojciech Sadurski, Illicit Legislative Intentions in the Separation of State and Religion: Comparative Constitutional Insights, (Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 17/39 (2017)).Elena Falletti, Religious Roots of the Duty of…
  • May 22

    Suit By Cannabis Church To Enjoin Prosecution Is Dismissed

    Suit By Cannabis Church To Enjoin Prosecution Is Dismissed
    In Armstrong v. Kilmartin, (D RI, May 17, 2017), a Rhode Island federal district court dismissed a suit to enjoin a state court criminal prosecution against clergy of the "Healing Church" which uses cannabis in its rituals. Plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 74

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 20

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.
    The Ninth Circuit’s April 24 decision in City of Los Angeles v. AECOM Services, Inc., 2017 WL 1431084 (9th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017), amended sub nom. City of Los Angeles by and through Dept. of Airports v. AECOM Services,…
  • May 8

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.
    In a March 27, 2017 ruling Judge Richard Leon of the D.C. Circuit found a safe harbor in the Fair Housing Act that I haven’t seen referred to in any earlier published opinion. See, U.S. v. Mid-America Apt. Communities, Inc., 2017 WL…
  • May 3

    Hunt appears in white paper on the State of Web Accessibility

    Hunt appears in white paper on the State of Web Accessibility
    Richard, along with Jason Taylor of Usablenet and Albert Rizzi, the founder of My Blind Spot is featured in a white paper titled “The State of Web Accessibility” published by Usablenet. It should be of interest to any…
Rank this Week: 3406

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: 966

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/
  • May 18

    Country Over Party: Get Rid Of The Orange Nightmare First; Worry About Pence Later

    Country Over Party: Get Rid Of The Orange Nightmare First; Worry About Pence Later
    Donald Trump is mentally, intellectually and moral unfit to be president.  His ignorant and erratic behavior is a threat to our national security, as most recently shown by his perhaps unwitting disclosure of highly classified…
  • May 17

    Profiles In Cowardice: "It Is What It Is"

    Profiles In Cowardice: "It Is What It Is"
    Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn): "What did the president know and when did he know it?""Nixon’s tactics backfired because the system of checks and balances clicked into place; the public demanded that the president be held accountable for…
  • May 15

    Ending Our Long National Nightmare -- It's All About Subpoena Power

    Ending Our Long National Nightmare -- It's All About Subpoena Power
    The modern Republican party controls all three branches of government, and it is demonstrating quite clearly that it is not up to even the most essential task of protecting the institutions it controls from the ravings of a wild man --…
Rank this Week: 104

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 18

    Gender Policy Report Online Platform to Analyze New Proposed Government Policie

    Gender Policy Report Online Platform to Analyze New Proposed Government Policie
    The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota has created an online platform called The Gender Policy Report that will analyze the policies that will be proposed by the US federal government in this new administration…
  • May 18

    French Cabinet is Fifty Percent Women

    French Cabinet is Fifty Percent Women
    The new French President has appointed women to 50% of his cabinet, as did Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Macron Cabinet: Women are Half of France's New Ministers French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced…
  • May 17

    Comparing Legislative versus Judicial Abortion Law

    Comparing Legislative versus Judicial Abortion Law
    Noya Rimalt, When Rights Don't Talk: Abortion Law and the Politics of Compromise, 28 Yale J. Law & Feminism 328 (2017) This Article draws attention to the significance of rights-talk in shaping proper abortion legislation. It engages with…
Rank this Week: 3233

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 18

    SDNY judge allows sexual orientation discrimination case to proceed

    SDNY judge allows sexual orientation discrimination case to proceed
    The law is evolving quickly on the question whether Title VII makes it illegal to discriminate against employees based on their sexual orientation. While Second Circuit precedent continues to hold that Title VII does not prohibit this kind of…
  • May 15

    No smoking gun in academic discrimination case

    No smoking gun in academic discrimination case
    This case acquaints us with two well-worn principles of employment discrimination cases. First, academic tenure cases are hard to win under the antidiscrimination laws. Second, evidence that looks like a smoking gun may fizzle out when motion…
  • May 12

    Victorious state court plaintiffs may recover attorneys' fees in employment discrimination cases against the state

    Victorious state court plaintiffs may recover attorneys' fees in employment discrimination cases against the state
    The New York Court of Appeals has provided guidance on the Equal Access to Justice Act, a New York statute that allows certain victorious plaintiffs to recover attorneys' fees when they prevail against the state. The issue here: can the…
Rank this Week: 613

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/
  • May 17

    Visit to Beijing LGBT Center

    Visit to Beijing LGBT Center
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  • May 17

    Meeting with Zhang Zheng in Beijing

    Meeting with Zhang Zheng in Beijing
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  • May 17

    Inaugural Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families Forum in Hong Kong

    Inaugural Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families Forum in Hong Kong
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Rank this Week: 1821

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
  • May 17

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    Allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News have been making headlines for months, with Fox television commentator Gretchen Carlson receiving a $20 million settlement in the wake of her claims of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes.…
  • May 4

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal
          Did you know that sometimes civil health care fraud can result in criminal convictions? It’s rare. But when it happens, it ruins lives, careers and risks serious patient harm. What might start small, can quickly…
  • May 2

    CHECKLIST: What Your Attorney Needs to Investigate Your Case

    CHECKLIST: What Your Attorney Needs to Investigate Your Case
    When a patient is injured or dies as a result of inappropriate medical treatment, it is known as medical negligence. In medical negligence cases, it’s important to provide your attorney with a list of specific items to better help them…
Rank this Week: 2348

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: 327

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/
  • May 17

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid
    Washington Post (May 15, 2017): Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid, by Ariana Eunjung Cha and Carol Morello: On Monday, President Trump's executive order blocking U.S. aid to groups that counsel or…
  • May 16

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day
    Mother Jones (May 12, 2017): Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mother's Day, by Brandon E. Patterson: Organized around Mother's Day, National Black Mamas Bail Out Day raised nearly $500,000 to bail out over 50 women around the...
  • May 15

    Focus on Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms in Danger

    Focus on Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms in Danger
    NPR (May 12, 2017): Focus on Infants During Childbirth Leaves Moms in Danger, by Nina Martin & Renee Montagne: NPR and ProPublica profile Lauren Bloomstien, a 33 neonatal nurse who died in childbirth. Every year in the U.S., 700-900…
Rank this Week: 415

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/
  • May 16

    Civil Service Law Section 76

    Civil Service Law Section 76
    Section 76 of the New York State Civil Service Law permits aggrieved employees to appeal a determination after disciplinary proceeding to the NYC Civil Service Commission through an Article 78 proceeding. Civil Service Law section 76 states…
  • Mar 11

    Terminated school employee Article 78 Dismissed

    Terminated school employee Article 78 Dismissed
    … Continue Reading
  • Jan 25

    NYPD psych disqualified candidates MUST appeal upon receipt of Notice of Proposed Disqualification-NOPD

    NYPD psych disqualified candidates MUST appeal upon receipt of Notice of Proposed Disqualification-NOPD
    NYPD Psych Disqualification Disqualified NYPD Police Officer candidates who receive a letter called Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) based on psychological issues must file an appeal within 30 days! Failure to file an appeal and…
Rank this Week: 2000

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    Exigent circumstances justify warrantless search of apartment

    Exigent circumstances justify warrantless search of apartment
    Just how far does the fourth amendment to the United States Constitution go to protect against a warrantless search of an apartment? That question was again considered this week by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in US v. Yoga…
  • May 12

    Quick Friday Post – United States Attorney General wants tougher sentencing.

    Quick Friday Post – United States Attorney General wants tougher sentencing.
    Just on my way out the door and saw this one: Attorney General Sessions thinks we need tougher sentencing and has instructed DOJ attorneys to ask for more time for crime. Like we don’t have enough people in federal prison? And tougher…
  • May 4

    Beware the prescription drug DUI – get a lawyer to win your case

    Beware the prescription drug DUI – get a lawyer to win your case
      Today’s question: “What happens if you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs? Let’s say prescription drugs. What does the prosecutor have to prove to obtain a conviction?” This…
Rank this Week: 5185

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 727

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/
  • May 15

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** In 1999, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 99-413, which permitted lawyers to use email to communicate with clients. In that…
  • Apr 28

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** When Worlds Collide: A Tweet Constitutes An Assault Sometimes a tweet is just a tweet in the online world, and other times it can amount to an…
  • Apr 19

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payments The Internet and cloud computing have drastically altered the legal landscape,…
Rank this Week: 957

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/
  • May 12

    1 in 7 U.S. Prisoners Now in for Life

    1 in 7 U.S. Prisoners Now in for Life
    According to a new report by the Sentencing Project, there are now 206,268 life-sentenced prisoners in the United States, amounting to one in every seven inmates. As a result of a long-term national crime decline and years of effort in many…
  • Apr 30

    New Research Suggests Potential of Prison Furloughs, But Shadow of Willie Horton Still Loom

    New Research Suggests Potential of Prison Furloughs, But Shadow of Willie Horton Still Loom
    It remains the paradigmatic moment in the modern history of tough-on-crime politics. In  the summer of 1988, Michael Dukakis, the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts, seemed to be cruising toward a presidential election victory in…
  • Apr 20

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed
    Earlier this month, in Dean v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that federal sentencing judges retain some discretion to soften the notoriously draconian sentencing scheme of 18 U.S.C. §924(c). The statute establishes a mandatory…
Rank this Week: 4125

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 12

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T: It’s Critical to Job Satisfaction

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T: It’s Critical to Job Satisfaction
    A recent survey by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) found the largest percentage of employees (65 percent) felt respectful treatment of all employees at all levels was a very important contributor to their job…
  • May 3

    Wells Fargo Whistle-Blowers Wait for Justice

    Wells Fargo Whistle-Blowers Wait for Justice
    Among the casualties in the Wells Fargo Bank scandal are many employees who were allegedly bullied and fired for refusing to engage in unethical practices. What has happened to them since the news faded from the headlines points up a new…
  • Apr 26

    More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuit

    More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuit
    It was humming along, the major cable news network in America, raking in billions in profits. Now Fox News  has lost (forced out) its visionary chief executive officer, Roger Ailes, and its top star,  Bill OReilly, both accused of…
Rank this Week: 1697

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 4

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: West Virginia Passes Medical Marijuana Law

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: West Virginia Passes Medical Marijuana Law
    On April 19, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a bill legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.  With the passage of Senate Bill 386, West Virginia becomes the 29th state to adopt a medical marijuana law.…
  • Apr 24

    Avoiding the Mistakes of the Investigation into Trump’s Russia Tie

    Avoiding the Mistakes of the Investigation into Trump’s Russia Tie
    Last week, we commented on the fact that Representative Nunes had recused himself from the investigation into President Trump’s Russia ties after appearing less than impartial in the investigation.  Some employers may view the…
  • Apr 19

    The Investigation into Trump’s Russia Ties or How Not to Act as an Investigator

    The Investigation into Trump’s Russia Ties or How Not to Act as an Investigator
    Yesterday, we posted about Representative Nunes stepping down from the investigation into Russian interference with the election.  As we noted, as a direct result of his actions in briefing the White House on certain evidence that was…
Rank this Week: 2413

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar May 15

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning &amp; Probate Seminar May 15
     Woodbridge LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMay 15 at 7pm       May is Older Americans MonthAt Woodbridge Public Library1 George Frederick Plaza Woodbridge NJ 07095  WILLS &…
  • Apr 2

    Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar April 24

    Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning &amp; Probate Seminar April 24
      Metuchen LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarApril 24 at 7:00pm Free community program 480 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840  Open to the public. You do not need to be a resident to attendWILLS & ESTATE…
  • Mar 14

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

    Seminar: Remove &amp; Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar
    Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar March 28, [new date] Edison Library 7:00pm-7:45         COST: Free  Complimentary materials provided.…
Rank this Week: 4884

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 24 April - 5 May, 2017

    16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 24 April - 5 May, 2017
    The 16th Session of the UNPFII has opened in the United Nations in New York. The theme of the session is the "Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the…
  • Jan 29

    Dirtsong speaks about Aboriginal Australia with individual and collective truth

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

    Why Australia will not recognize Indigenous customary Law

    Why Australia will not recognize Indigenous customary Law
    From The ConversationWhile the Australian Law Reform Commissions’s 1986 report on the use of customary law for Aboriginal people was a great initiative, it was, in hindsight, a notion well before its time. Although 30 years have elapsed…
Rank this Week: 1553

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
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 29

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 24

    The Theory of Our Constitution

    The Theory of Our Constitution
    Back in the 1950s, Bob Hope used to tell this joke.An American was in the Soviet Union explaining to a Russian citizen how we have the greatest country in the world."In America," he said, "anyone can get on a train, go to Washington, go up to…
  • Apr 4

    How Far We've Fallen

    How Far We've Fallen
    Let's start the way Laura Kipnis does:Lately I've been thinking that future generations will look back on the recent upheavals in sexual culture on American campuses and see officially sanctioned hysteria.  They'll wonder how supposedly…
  • Mar 25

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda
    I've been trying to figure out just why I found Michael D. Cicchini's deconstruction of the case(s) against Steven Avery so annoying.  It's not that he says anything that's particularly wrong about how criminal law and procedure actually…
Rank this Week: 254

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    New Jersey Bills to Provide Employment Protections for Medical Marijuana Patients Introduced

    New Jersey Bills to Provide Employment Protections for Medical Marijuana Patients Introduced
    On January 18, 2010, the New Jersey legislature signed the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (“NJCUMMA”) into law. While the NJCUMMA explicitly states that it does not require employers to accommodate a qualified…
  • Mar 7

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation

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

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation
    Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and the company’s inadequate response to her multiple complaints, highlight how important it is for a company to have an effective action plan in dealing with…
Rank this Week: 3844

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4
    As we previously noted, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law in November that amends the Pennsylvania Banking Code to permit the use of payroll debit cards, with certain conditions.  The law brought welcome clarity to this…
  • Apr 7

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation
    Workplace rights for LGBT individuals has been a rapidly developing area of the law.  A little over two years ago, former President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees on…
  • Mar 31

    Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update

    Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update
    For much of 2016, employers and HR professionals were focused on preparing for the new Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar overtime exemption regulations.  The Department of Labor issued the final regulations on May 18, 2016, with an…
Rank this Week: 1994

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

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

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America

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

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

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

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

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Adam Feldman and Rebecca Gill have posted “Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments” as a working paper on SSRN. The abstract:Supreme Court oral arguments are the…
Rank this Week: 2231

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

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

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

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

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

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    Civil Forfeiture Considered
  • Jan 18

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

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
Rank this Week: 4902

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

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

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

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

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

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

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

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 3042

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

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

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

    Sentence Before Verdict-Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

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

    Big Data and Privacy…

    Big Data and Privacy…
    Sometime in our recent past, technology made leaps to areas the Law has not addressed. The law was struggling to define the contours of the doctrine of privacy even before technology upped the ante. Considerations of privacy like the…
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
Rank this Week: 479

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 1638

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 948

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

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

    Work to be done

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

    Happy birthday

    Happy birthday
    to Dr. John Raible.
  • Feb 1

    The sweet taste of change

    The sweet taste of change
    This is the “Skipper Mix,” made by Haribo.  Except hopefully some of the faces will be removed after consumer complaints.  I can only hope.  Because how long does it fucking take anyway? Via Indian Country Today.
Rank this Week: 2142

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Nov 8

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    I’m sad to say that this is my last post for the blog.  I started this blog together with my solo law practice.  But I am moving abroad soon and will be closing down my law practice as well.  So … Continue reading…
  • Jun 21

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose
    If freedom means anything it means the right to commit violence in another person’s name.  This is a lesson that’s been passed on from one generation to the next since the time this country was first founded.  And…
  • May 3

    My Commencement Speech

    My Commencement Speech
    It’s that time of the year again when universities call on dignitaries and luminaries to give commencement speeches to their students.  Most of these speeches will be rambling, pointless and sleep-inducing.  Others less…
Rank this Week: 1681

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
  • Jun 29

    States Advance Policies to Help Immigrants Stay Healthy While Feds Are at a Standstill

    States Advance Policies to Help Immigrants Stay Healthy While Feds Are at a Standstill
    Congressional inaction on immigration reform is effectively leaving a huge void, and states have been stepping up to fill that void with public policies that reflect reality. Last week, we saw another example of the consequences of this…
  • Jun 24

    Despite Ongoing Budget Impasse, Progress Against Poverty in Illinoi

    Despite Ongoing Budget Impasse, Progress Against Poverty in Illinoi
    Government, at all levels, has a critical role to play in securing justice and opportunity for people in poverty or otherwise at risk. So as Congress remains highly polarized and gridlocked, it is important to take advantage of opportunities…
  • Jun 20

    Justice = Love

    Justice = Love
    The following spoken-word essay was delivered at the opening of the Shriver Center’s 2016 benefit on June 14, 2016, by Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, Community Justice Staff Attorney at the Shriver Center. I would like to start this evening…
Rank this Week: 1873

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • May 11

    Another discussion with Ashleigh Banfield…

    Another discussion with Ashleigh Banfield of CNN's Legal View on HB2, this time focusing on the concept of "protected classes."(If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at…
  • May 7

    I appeared on Ashleigh Banfield's Legal…

    I appeared on Ashleigh Banfield's Legal View program on CNN to discuss North Carolina's HB2. (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • May 7

    North Carolina lawmaker dismisses U.S. deadline to change bathroom law

    North Carolina lawmaker dismisses U.S. deadline to change bathroom law
    Republican leaders in North Carolina on Thursday refused to back down from a law regulating which restrooms can be used by transgender people after the federal government told the state the law violated the U.S. Civil Rights Act.The…
Rank this Week: 1957

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

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

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

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

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 192

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

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

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say
    It may be getting easier for people with criminal records to find housing.In new guidance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tells landlords that turning down tenants or buyers based on their criminal records may violate the…
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

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

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
Rank this Week: 775

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
  • Jan 24

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice
    When he ran for mayor, Bill de Blasio made a point of talking about doing what was right and what was just. Based on these basic principles, our mayor-to-be promised to reform the NYPD's Stop and Frisk program and settle the Central Park Five…
  • Dec 6

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old
    Cook County Coroner's illustration of Laquan McDonald's wounds -- courtesy of the New RepublicWhen I began this blog, I was enthusiastic about the forum and set aside the energy and time to write. As the months passed, I have found it…
  • Nov 8

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context
    That refusing to respond to questions does not justify an arrest for obstruction of governmental administration (OGA) has just been affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. It's sort of an important decision. Many of the routine civil…
Rank this Week: 3010

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3240

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Jan 18

    Moving to a New Website

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

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard
    It is the dog days of summer here in Phoenix, Arizona where the weather seems endlessly hot.  There are a variety of ways that people try to beat the “dry heat” where temperatures commonly near 120 degrees.  Sometimes…
  • Aug 24

    Unilateral Contract Case Study

    Unilateral Contract Case Study
    A local news program reported recently a woman in the Phoenix metro area is offering $1,000 to anyone who can prove the claims in Proposition 104. Sounds like a fun way to possibly make a grand.  But is this a legally enforceable…
Rank this Week: 3144

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
  • Oct 28

    Seven Ways to Clarify Spiritual Discipline: Process for Handling Misconduct Within the Church

    Seven Ways to Clarify Spiritual Discipline: Process for Handling Misconduct Within the Church
    The disciplinary process for erring employees is intertwined with statutory provisions. You may become involved with the Civil Rights Division or the EEOC, even as a religious organization. Whether you can address issues internally and…
  • Sep 7

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage
    The United States Supreme Court recently declared in Obergefell v. Hodges that all states must recognize same-sex unions to the same extent as traditional marriages. What does it say and not say about "marriage equality" and what should…
  • Sep 7

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context
    If the alleged abuse happened in a country where reporting protocol is not established—or you have a multi-jurisdictional nightmare—or abuse that is historic—it may not be clear whether and how to report. All reports…
Rank this Week: 2523

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: 5078