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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 15

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair
    Two stories in the news today highlight NYPD Commissioner William Bratton's remaking of the police department. In his most recent high profile act, he has disbanded the Demographics Unit, a group formed in 2003 whose sole purpose was to…
  • Apr 12

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case
    You don't have to be a skilled negotiator to know that you do not tell a car salesman, "I am not leaving here until I have bought this car from you," and then expect to get the best price possible. Shortly after winning the NYC's mayoral…
  • Apr 12

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant
    The New York Times recently reported on the NYPD's policy of running warrant checks on shooting victims, and then investing ridiculous amounts of labor hours to safeguard them until they are healthy enough to be haled into court. (Article…
Rank this Week: 465

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 15

    So you want to make a baby seminar a great succe

    So you want to make a baby seminar a great succe
     (L to R) Michael Condon, Dr Warren DeAmbrosis, me and  David Cleary from the LGBTI Legal Service A seminar on how to make a baby, for those not doing so the old fashioned way, was a resounding success. Nearly 70 attendees made this…
  • Apr 1

    Not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female: High Court

    Not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female: High Court
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  • Mar 30

    So you want to make a baby: change of venue

    So you want to make a baby: change of venue
    Due to demand, as we are currently expecting 70 attendees, the venue for So You Want to Make a Baby has changed to: UNITING CHURCH HALL 52 Merthyr Rd New Farm The seminar is not now being held at the Qld Aids Council at Newstead.
Rank this Week: 2116

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
  • Apr 15

    NYPD Shutters Muslim Mapping Unit – But What About Other Tactics?

    NYPD Shutters Muslim Mapping Unit – But What About Other Tactics?
    The New York Police Department is disbanding the unit that mapped New York’s Muslim communities, their places of worship, and businesses they frequent – based on nothing but their religious beliefs and associations. To this we…
  • Apr 15

    Congratulations! The Taxes You Just Paid Might Be On Their Way to a Private Prison

    Congratulations! The Taxes You Just Paid Might Be On Their Way to a Private Prison
    Ah, April 15th. Tax Day.  When you pay taxes, you assume they'll be used to support education, health care, public transportation, and other programs that make your community stronger. That's true, but so is this: some of your…
  • Apr 14

    The FBI Derails the 9/11 Hearings at Guantánamo

    The FBI Derails the 9/11 Hearings at Guantánamo
    The oft-delayed, secrecy-plagued 9/11 military commission hearings came to an abrupt halt today before the scheduled arguments surrounding the competency of defendant Ramzi bin al Shibh even began. Just minutes after Army Col. James Pohl…
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
  • Apr 8

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a part-time summer research assistant. The hours are negotiable, but likely would be in the 15 hours per week range. ……
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Apr 15

    This is why lawyers drink

    This is why lawyers drink
    A case like this tells you a lot about the legal process. Unless the defendant can find a way to have the case dismissed on summary judgment, most cases settle. Few go to trial. The road to settlement, though, is a hard one, as the lawyers on…
  • Apr 11

    School is not a church

    School is not a church
    The City of New York and the Bronx Household of Faith have been engaged in a vicious fight over the last two decades over the right to use public schools for religious purposes. This case has been to the Court of Appeals on various occasions.…
  • Apr 9

    New ergonomic chairs can avoid costly lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act

    New ergonomic chairs can avoid costly lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act
    The modern workplace is a sea of chairs, cubicles and computers. What happens when employees suffer back injuries and they cannot sit all day? Do they have any rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act? The answer, as usual, is "it…
Rank this Week: 847

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: 207

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: 3532

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: LOOK FOR THE NEXT NEW POSTINGS ON RELIGION CLAUSE ON THURSDAY MORNING

    PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: LOOK FOR THE NEXT NEW POSTINGS ON RELIGION CLAUSE ON THURSDAY MORNING
  • Apr 14

    President Sends Passover Greeting

    President Sends Passover Greeting
    The White House issued a statement from the President (full text) today sending greetings from himself and Michelle to all those celebrating Passover. Passover begins this evening.  Mr. Obama announced that, as in past years of his…
  • Apr 14

    President Hosts Easter Prayer Breakfast

    President Hosts Easter Prayer Breakfast
    This morning, President Obama hosted religious leaders at the White House for his 5th annual Easter Prayer Breakfast marking the beginning of Holy Week. (Press release and video of remarks).  He began his remarks (full text) by speaking…
Rank this Week: 76

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Dispute Resolution is at the heart of the Procedural safeguards provided by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. Which dispute resolution methods under IDEA have you had the most success with? Leave your story in the…
  • Apr 11

    Procedural Safeguards - The Series Part VII

    Procedural Safeguards - The Series Part VII
    Meetings are sometimes held around conference tables. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)This is the seventh installment in a multi-part series on procedural safeguards under the federal special education law, the Individuals With Disabilities…
  • Apr 7

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Procedural safeguards are at the heart of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. As we conduct a new informational series on procedural safeguards, what would you change about IDEA's scheme for protecting parent/student…
Rank this Week: 1805

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Apr 12

    The next wave – ADA lawsuits against touchscreen POS device

    The next wave – ADA lawsuits against touchscreen POS device
    Touchscreen point-of-sale devices are ubiquitous, and the next wave of ADA lawsuits will undoubtedly be against businesses that use them. This is easy to predict because on April 10 the DOJ filed a “Statement of Interest”…
  • Mar 30

    Who wears the halo? For a successful ADA defense it has to be the defendant.

    Who wears the halo? For a successful ADA defense it has to be the defendant.
    Two cases decided only last week illustrate what a defendant must do if it is determined to win an ADA lawsuit. In one case the defendant failed, and in the other the defendant succeeded. Both cases were ATM cases filed by the same law firm,…
  • Mar 17

    Segway or the Highway Says the DOJ

    Segway or the Highway Says the DOJ
    On January 31 of this year the Department of Justice published a new guidance (www.ada.gov/opdmd.pdf) on the use of mobility devices other than wheelchairs. Business owners cannot avoid paying attention to the guidance despite the fact that…
Rank this Week: 3674

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 11

    What We Do Is Who We Are

    What We Do Is Who We Are
    If you read this blog with anything even close to regularity, you know that I'm an atheist and also that I'm a serious believer in mercy and grace.  And you also know that I marvel at forgiveness.  Perhaps it's that combination of…
  • Apr 10

    It's Not Just a Procedure, It's Due Proce

    It's Not Just a Procedure, It's Due Proce
    Not long after I moved to Toledo from Texas, I was talking with a judge in his chambers.  He'd been a judge for a long time, I was new to town.  Neither of us knew much of anything about the other.  We'd just met and were…
  • Apr 9

    Stoping 'Em Before They Violate the Constitution

    Stoping 'Em Before They Violate the Constitution
    There you were, driving down the street, minding your own business when you see the disco lights in your rear-view mirror. Shit.You pull over, hand the cop your license and registration.  Give proof of insurance.  He explains…
Rank this Week: 460

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
Rank this Week: 83

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

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

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Female Genital Mutilation: As the 'cutting season' approaches, end the silence

    Female Genital Mutilation: As the 'cutting season' approaches, end the silence
    Popular culture's depiction of the sexually liberated western woman is as mythic as it is material. Even our fake orgasms are canonised- who doesn't remember Sally leaving Harry agog in the famous diner scene? Yet, for millions of women…
  • Mar 17

    Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine

    Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine
    A senior Israeli doctor treating child victims of the Syrian civil war has said that snipers in the war-town country are aiming for the spine to cause maximum trauma. Dr Yoav Hoffman, a doctor at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, is one of…
  • Mar 5

    Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict

    Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict
    His hands are barely large enough to reach the trigger, but the 5-year-old boypulls hard on his AK-47 as his father stands beside him cheering. Elsewhere, a boy of 4 raises a machete,then strikes, beheading an unarmed prisoner. These are the…
Rank this Week: 2286

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?
    Employment lawyers get paid in various ways. Today I'll describe five of the most common.1. HourlyThe most traditional way lawyers bill in any practice is by the hour. Rates in this area vary but can range anywhere from $250 to $500 per hour.…
  • Apr 3

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?
    There has been a spirited debate in this country about the role of women in the workplace. Whether it involves Sheryl Sandberg's best-selling book, Lean In, or the furor about Melissa Meyer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo, the issues…
  • Mar 27

    6 Ways to Wreck Your Employment Law Case, Part 3

    6 Ways to Wreck Your Employment Law Case, Part 3
    In this final post of a three-part series (see posts one and two here), I'll cover two additional ways you may be unknowingly harming your legal claims against your employer.5. You fail to bring your case at all.A woman…
Rank this Week: 1238

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 633

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

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

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According to the lawsuit, male employees…
  • Apr 1

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055
    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055The post Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055 appeared first on Individual Rights Blog - SOOFI | Legal Counsel.
  • Apr 1

    College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize http://t.co/KmkR2u4NwK

    College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize http://t.co/KmkR2u4NwK
    College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize http://t.co/KmkR2u4NwKThe post College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize…
Rank this Week: 169

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 8

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)
    I blogged on Sept. 11, 2009, about the basic elements of so-called section 1983 “malicious prosecution” claims. I then blogged on 9-8-11, 9-26-11 and 8-7-13 about section 1983 malicious prosecution cases in the circuits. What…
  • Mar 24

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983
    I would like to invite readers to attend my 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983, to be held at Chicago-Kent on Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, 2014. This national two-day conference, heading into its fourth decade, features expert…
  • Mar 13

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank
    I blogged on January 20, 2014, about the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Lane v. Franks, a potentially significant First Amendment public employee free speech case in which a public employee was allegedly terminated because of…
Rank this Week: 1288

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
  • Apr 7

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law
    New Jersey – Kevin M. Costello,  a New Jersey attorney, said he turns away more than 2,000 people a year who are seeking his help to combat workplace bullying. “These are people who have panic attacks.  Their hair is…
  • Mar 31

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play
    A bootleg play occurs when a quarterback pretends to pass off the ball in an effort to misdirect the defense, and then runs with it. For years, universities have been engaged in a bootleg play with respect to elite football and basketball…
Rank this Week: 2920

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/
Rank this Week: 3358

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 8

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Tips on standing out in a competitive market." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tips on standing out in a competitive market I’m often asked — by lawyers and…
  • Apr 2

    How to reach legal consumers using online video

    How to reach legal consumers using online video
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "How to reach legal consumers using online video." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How to reach legal consumers using online video By now, most lawyers understand the power…
  • Mar 20

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life Since we all spend so much…
Rank this Week: 1066

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By CUNY School of Law Professor Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 7

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion
    The Huffington Post: The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion, by Laura Bassett: . . . The proliferation of well-trained, regulated, legal abortion doctors in the last 40 years has led to "dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and…
  • Apr 6

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
    ThinkProgress: A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Who’s Pregnant With Twins Is Being Denied An Abortion In Senegal, by Tara Culp-Ressler: A 10-year old Senegalese girl who became pregnant with twins after being raped by a neighbor is being forced to…
  • Apr 4

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child
    ProPublica: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case, by Nina Martin: The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death...
Rank this Week: 331

Justice Action Center

Justice Action Center

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

http://www.justiceactioncenter.com/
  • Apr 7

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, April 2014 Now Available

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, April 2014 Now Available
    Michigan Ruling Adds to Unbroken String of Marriage Equality Victories Senior U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman ruled on March 21 that the Michigan Marriage Amendment (MMA) and the statutes that implement it, prohibiting same-sex…
  • Mar 28

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, March 2014 Now Available

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, March 2014 Now Available
    Virginia Marriage Equality Ruling Both a Big Deal and the New Normal Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal recognition for same-sex marriages, was…
  • Mar 26

    Charter High School for Law and Social Justice: Principal Search Announcement

    Charter High School for Law and Social Justice: Principal Search Announcement
    This past December, the New York State Board of Regents granted a charter for the Charter High School for Law and Social Justice. The Charter High School is the product of a unique partnership between New York Law School and … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3748

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 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
  • Feb 22

    Violence in the Heartland, Part IV–The Biggest Losers (and Gainers)

    Violence in the Heartland, Part IV–The Biggest Losers (and Gainers)
    Among the eleven biggest Midwestern cities, Chicago has experienced the largest drop in homicide rates over the past quarter-century, while Cincinnati has experienced the largest increase.  The other nine cities are scattered between the…
Rank this Week: 2594

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar

    Nuts &amp; Bolts of Elder Law &amp; Estate Administration Seminar
    Nuts &  Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar          Wed, May 7  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM New Jersey Law Center One Constitution Square New Brunswick, NJ 08901 …
  • Jan 25

    New law Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.

    New law Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.
    New law  Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT     As reported by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on March 18,…
  • Jan 11

    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planning

    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planning
    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planningIn the absence of a marriage, Will or other legal arrangement to distribute property at death, your partner does not receive your assets and cannot administer your estate. The result can be…
Rank this Week: 2278

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 4

    Federal Judge Dismisses EEOC Complaint Claiming "No Dreadlocks" Policy Discriminates Based on Race

    Federal Judge Dismisses EEOC Complaint Claiming "No Dreadlocks" Policy Discriminates Based on Race
    Previously we told you that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was suing an Alabama insurance company for allegedly discriminating against African American job applicants because the company's grooming policy prohibited…
  • Mar 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies that Severance Payments are Taxable

    Supreme Court Clarifies that Severance Payments are Taxable
    This post was contributed by Tony D. Dick, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Columbus, Ohio. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously (Justice Kagan recused herself) in United…
  • Mar 28

    Employers Can Still Discipline Employees for Legal Drug Use

    Employers Can Still Discipline Employees for Legal Drug Use
    Jennifer E. Will, a Member in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was recently featured on WGAL News Channel 8 in a feature regarding employers' rights to discipline…
Rank this Week: 1694

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Apr 2

    The King’s Term

    The King’s Term
    There is a scene in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart where the British and Scottish armies mass at a battlefield, ready to wage war.  Before the actual battle ensues, the head of the British army speaks with an underling who urges his…
  • Mar 31

    Opening Day 2014

    Opening Day 2014
    Today is Opening Day for the 2014 big league baseball season.  If there’s one change I’d like to see in the way baseball games are played and broadcast it is in the length and pace of the game.  Hitters as ……
  • Feb 16

    Almost a “One Man Terror”

    Almost a “One Man Terror”
    In my library is a compilation of Hemingway’s works as a journalist, entitled “By-Line: Ernest Hemingway” (Scribners 1967).  I came across it in a used bookstore in lower Manhattan years ago, although I suspect the…
Rank this Week: 2225

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 2

    Dude.

    Dude.
    Eight for eight.  Congratulations! Kwasi Enin was accepted by eight Ivies.  Also three state schools and Duke.  If you don’t feel inadequate enough, he also plays three instruments for chamber orchestra, has taken 11 AP…
  • Mar 31

    Link roundup, sort of

    Link roundup, sort of
    Here’s a link to get you up to speed. The #We’reGivingYoutheSideEye edition.  With my commentary, since I still have a lot to say.  Colbert’s satire isn’t particularly funny or clever,  even within its…
  • Mar 29

    Ignoring the context

    Ignoring the context
    White people often bring up “context” in defense of racism. Miley Cyrus made the “slant-eyed” face but protested that people took it wrong and “out of context!” The Tribune discontinued running a much…
Rank this Week: 1203

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
  • Mar 31

    Will a Building Boom Be a Bust for Low-Income Residents?

    Will a Building Boom Be a Bust for Low-Income Residents?
    Housing affordability has become one of the hottest issue in America's urban centers, and one popular solution is to ramp up housing construction. In his first State of the City address, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio emphasized that in…
  • Mar 27

    Fair Tax in Play as Illinois's Leaders Propose Tax Reforms and Greater Fairne

    Fair Tax in Play as Illinois's Leaders Propose Tax Reforms and Greater Fairne
    It was an exciting week for A Better Illinois, the campaign to amend the Illinois Constitution to permit a fair tax under which lower rates apply to lower income levels and higher rates apply to higher income levels. Senator Don Harmon, the…
  • Mar 25

    Human Services Armageddon

    Human Services Armageddon
    The temporary increase in Illinois’s state income tax adopted in January 2011 is scheduled to expire at the end of 2014, at which time the tax rate will fall from 5 percent to 3.75 percent. This will cause a loss in revenue in fiscal…
Rank this Week: 328

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Global Gender Gap Report and International Women's Day

    Global Gender Gap Report and International Women's Day
    March 8th was International Women's Day. According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2013, the top 10 countries for women are these: Top countries 1. Iceland 2. Finland 3. Norway 4. Sweden 5. Philippines 6. Ireland 7. New Zealand 8.…
  • Oct 21

    International Council on Mining and Metals' Indigenous Peoples and Mining Position Statement

    International Council on Mining and Metals' Indigenous Peoples and Mining Position Statement
    In May 2013 the ICMM issued its Indigenous Peoples and Mining Position Statement extending Free Prior and Informed Consent to its member companies. See Emily Greenspan's brief article at Oxfam America for comment on the Position Statement.
  • Oct 21

    Migration Flows Raise the Question: Who are the Indigenous Peoples of Russia?

    Migration Flows Raise the Question: Who are the Indigenous Peoples of Russia?
    Who are Indigenous Peoples? This question has several answers and causes a number of problems in domestic and international law. This brief article from Estonian World Review gives one view from the Russian perspective. Migration Flows…
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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/
  • Mar 11

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?
    President Obama's dog has a twitter account.  It has over 15,000 followers.  How many actually believe that Bo is tweeting is unclear.  Twitter and other social media have become critical promotional tools for…
  • Mar 6

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
  • Mar 5

    Travesty of Justice: A Nominee To Enforce Civil Rights Is Rejected For Fighting For Justice

    Travesty of Justice: A Nominee To Enforce Civil Rights Is Rejected For Fighting For Justice
    "The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is a travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks . . . . Mr. Adegbile’s qualifications are impeccable. . . . His…
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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/
  • Mar 7

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed
     Candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer (Electric) was disqualified in February 2011 due to being educated abroad and lack of work experience.  His Appeal for Manifest Error was denied in March of 2011. In October of…
  • Mar 7

    Disqualification for High Blood Pressure Overturned

    Disqualification for High Blood Pressure Overturned
    Nassau County Police Officer candidate failed to meet the Municipal Police Training Council standard for blood pressure and was disqualified in August 2013.  The candidate suffered from White Coats Syndrome which is an elevated blood…
  • Feb 24

    Appeal of Disqualification for Stationary Engineer Overturned

    Appeal of Disqualification for Stationary Engineer Overturned
     Candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer (Electric) was disqualified in February 2011 due to being educated abroad and lack of work experience.  His Appeal for Manifest Error was denied in March of 2011. In October of…
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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/
  • Mar 4

    Court Finds Facebook Post a Breach of Confidentiality Agreement

    Court Finds Facebook Post a Breach of Confidentiality Agreement
    KEEP IT QUIET MEANS KEEP IT QUIET We frequently advise clients to be mindful of what they post on social media, particularly when they are involved in litigation with a current or former employer. Unfortunately, Mr. Patrick Snay learned…
  • Jan 4

    Anti-Bullying Laws May Soon Be the New Frontier in Employment Law

    Anti-Bullying Laws May Soon Be the New Frontier in Employment Law
    According to management attorney Harold Kurman, anti-bullying legislation will be coming to a workplace near you in the not so distant future. As it stands today, it is perfectly legal for employers, supervisors, and coworkers to engage in…
  • Dec 9

    NJ Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Interns from Discrimination

    NJ Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Interns from Discrimination
    On December 5, 2013, New Jersey State Senator Nia H. Gill introduced a bill to extend protection against workplace discrimination and retaliation to unpaid interns. This bill fills a gap in the law which left unpaid interns without any…
Rank this Week: 1427

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Feb 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
  • Nov 5

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
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Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Feb 18

    DUI Cases Dismissed in Two Counties in the Last Month

    DUI Cases Dismissed in Two Counties in the Last Month
      In the past month we have finished two cases in which our clients were charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and in both cases, prosecutors ultimately dismissed the charge of DUI and accepted pleas of guilty to…
  • Feb 18

    Sometimes the stuff others say is better than anything you can say!

    Sometimes the stuff others say is better than anything you can say!
    Barb Jacobson is a private investigator - and a really fine one at that. She can get answers from witnesses that others just can't get. I'm not sure how she does it but she does it well! So one day in 1997 or so she came to see me about a guy…
  • Jan 9

    Watch Your Driving Pattern - officers are standing by to stop you for no real reason!

    Watch Your Driving Pattern - officers are standing by to stop you for no real reason!
      The roads are slick out there these days. So slick that our "driving patterns" may provide just the "suspicion" needed to stop and check to see whether we have been drinking and driving. I have some experience with this over the past…
Rank this Week: 732

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    TransPeopleSpeak.org

    TransPeopleSpeak.org
    I AM: Trans People Speak is a multi-media campaign aimed at raising awareness about the diverse communities of trans individuals, families, and allies. It is a campaign of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.…
  • Feb 18

    Transgender people deserve place in society

    Transgender people deserve place in society
    A letter to the editor of the Edmonton Journal:Transgender people deserve place in society: "Transgender people are the hidden minority who live among you, but who prefer to remain invisible so we are treated with respect."(If you are viewing…
  • Feb 16

    Litigating the Transgender Revolution

    Litigating the Transgender Revolution
    In 2011, I decided that it was time to turn to the courts to help transgender individuals who experienced discrimination at work based on gender identity or expression. I have handled eight cases: one settled, one ended when the alleged…
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Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
  • Feb 4

    The Lucrative Bounty Program

    The Lucrative Bounty Program
    In an effort to capture enemy combatants during the War on Terror the United States implemented a bounty program offering monetary rewards for information on, or the surrender of, possible enemy combatants. The bounty system has been…
  • Jan 27

    Recidivism and Detention in Afghanistan

    Recidivism and Detention in Afghanistan
    Since the War on Terror began in 2001, the U.S. has detained thousands of people in connection with terrorism. The targets of the war include “persons who were part of, or substantially supported, Taliban or al-Qaida forces or…
Rank this Week: 3797

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/
Rank this Week: 741

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 677

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
  • Jan 4

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law

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

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege
    In most states, and under the common law, communications with spiritual leaders are protected under a privilege called clergy-communicant, clergy-congregant, clergy communications or something similar. But when does it apply? Ministers must…
  • Nov 13

    Reporting Child Abuse is Critical and Complex

    Reporting Child Abuse is Critical and Complex
    Reporting child abuse is complex and important. Failure to report abuse can leave children at risk. Still, be wise before picking up the phone. An error in one direction may leave a child abused or make you criminally liable. An error in…
Rank this Week: 2408

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

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

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4991

The Gay Law Report

The Gay Law Report

Covers legal options for gay and lesbian couples. By Gideon I. Alper.

http://www.galperlaw.com/gay-law-report/
  • Nov 25

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?
    I get a lot of questions from my Florida clients about when I think gay marriage will be legalized in Florida. I imagine that people across the country have similar questions about the states they live in–at least for those not…
  • Nov 1

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord
    Usually landlords, whether they are managing a house or apartment, care about one thing: getting paid. But sometimes a landlord will go beyond that. A landlord might decide that a prospective tenant shouldn’t live in the property not…
  • Oct 25

    Gay Marriage and the IRS

    Gay Marriage and the IRS
    In August 2013, the U.S. Treasury and the IRS issued a ruling that these departments will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples legally married in a jurisdiction that allows same-sex marriage. This ruling applies regardless of whether…
Rank this Week: 3776

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
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
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Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

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

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1636

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 746

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Musings about the law, especially recent decisions, proposed legislation, employment law, and legal angles on feminism and animal rights. By Piper Hoffman.

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!
    Choosing Childfree is my new blog about the decision whether to have kids. People who have chosen either way and those trying to make up their minds are all welcome. Please stop by! Tweet This Post
  • Aug 21

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt
    Proving that humans are somehow “better” than non-human animals is a priority for some, including philosophy professor Richard Polt.
  • Aug 7

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 2960