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American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Feb 27

    We Must Honor the Legacy of Selma Foot Soldiers by Repairing What They Fought For

    We Must Honor the Legacy of Selma Foot Soldiers by Repairing What They Fought For
    In an important moment of bipartisanship, Congress unanimously passed a bill this month that honors the thousands of people who marched for voting rights 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama, with the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’…
  • Feb 27

    ‘Perfect Surveillance,’ Says Edward Snowden, Could Have Snuffed Out the LGBT Movement. He’s Right.

    ‘Perfect Surveillance,’ Says Edward Snowden, Could Have Snuffed Out the LGBT Movement. He’s Right.
    Edward Snowden recently pointed out how the victories of the LGBT movement in this country might never have happened if the government had the ability to conduct “perfect surveillance.” For decades, LGBT people had to fight…
  • Feb 27

    From Edie to Jim – Love at the Supreme Court

    From Edie to Jim – Love at the Supreme Court
    “You did it, honey.” That is what Edie Windsor imagined her late spouse, Thea Spyer, would have said after their love story brought down the core of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Edie and Thea…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Feb 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Feb 27

    Evolution Of The Republican Party Or Why Democrats Need To Tune In And Turn Out

    Evolution Of The Republican Party Or Why Democrats Need To Tune In And Turn Out
    What does it mean that your typical Republican does not believe in global warming or evolution, but does believe that Christianity should be established as this country's national religion?  According to a recent Public Policy…
  • Feb 20

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point
    Rudy Giuliani is a mean-spirited hack who long ago gave up any right to appear in polite society, much less be the driver of a news cycle.  But there he was, speaking at a fundraiser for a fellow traveler, Wisconsin Governor Scott…
  • Feb 18

    Hope Springs Eternal

    Hope Springs Eternal
    As I wrote last year in Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan, since their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the 2006 playoffs, the Mets have experienced historic collapses to miss the playoffs, baffling player moves, an unprecedented…
Rank this Week: 160

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
  • Feb 27

    The 2d Circuit's Busy Week, Pt. 1.

    The 2d Circuit's Busy Week, Pt. 1.
    The Second Circuit issued three opinions this week concerning various constitutional claims. If you want a detailed dissection of these issues you have come to the wrong place. If it's a superficial overview you want, with links to the…
  • Feb 24

    Ginning Up the Base

    Ginning Up the Base
    Courtesy of Huffington PostI have always loved the NY Post. Not because of it's great writing or enlightening reporting. And no, not for the gossip, although it's certainly salacious. Rather, I am a long-time fan of the paper's headlines.…
  • Feb 24

    Be Nice: the NYPD Gets Transcendent

    Be Nice: the NYPD Gets Transcendent
    The NYPD has instituted a new "be nice" retraining program. According to the NY Post, the City has started a mandatory three-day retraining program for 22,000 police officers in the wake of the Eric Garner killing, designed to teach officers…
Rank this Week: 385

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
  • Feb 27

    What’s Special about the US “Special Envoy” for LGBT Rights?

    What’s Special about the US “Special Envoy” for LGBT Rights?
    On Monday, February 23, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appointed Randy Berry as the first ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons worldwide. Amnesty International joined other…
  • Feb 26

    9 Eye-Opening Facts about the State of Human Rights Worldwide

    9 Eye-Opening Facts about the State of Human Rights Worldwide
    In 2014, Amnesty International recorded and investigated human rights abuses in 160 countries and territories worldwide*. While progress is being made in some areas, the frightening facts and figures below show that for many people the human…
  • Feb 20

    Azerbaijan: Brutal Crackdown Against Journalists Continue

    Azerbaijan: Brutal Crackdown Against Journalists Continue
    By Nic Carter, Amnesty International USA Over the last year, Azerbaijan has imprisoned dozens of journalists, human rights advocates, bloggers, lawyers, and academics who have criticized the regime. Ilham Aliev’s repressive…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Feb 27

    Unlike America, in South Korea, Adultery Is No Longer Illegal

    Unlike America, in South Korea, Adultery Is No Longer Illegal
    The South Korean Constitutional Court recently held that prohibitions against adultery were unconstitutional. From the NYT: South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a 62-year-old law that made adultery an offense…
  • Feb 27

    The Case Against Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth

    The Case Against Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth
    A counter to the perspective expressed in the previous post, there's the HRC case against conversion therapy: Research shows that young people experience conversion therapy as a form of family rejection, and LGBT youth who experience family…
  • Feb 27

    Oklahoma Supports Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth

    Oklahoma Supports Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth
    From Oklahoma: OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill guaranteeing the right of parents to seek therapy for “same-sex attraction” for their minor children cleared the Oklahoma House of Representatives Committee on Children, Youth and Family Services on…
Rank this Week: 3651

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3448

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    3 Senior Faculty Attack Notre Dame's Granting of Benefits To Same-Sex Couple

    3 Senior Faculty Attack Notre Dame's Granting of Benefits To Same-Sex Couple
    Three senior faculty members at the University of Notre Dame earlier this week published an interesting attack on the decision by Notre Dame University and some other Catholic institutions to grant same-sex couples who are legally married the…
  • Feb 27

    South Korea's Constitutional Court Invalidates Criminal Adultery Law

    South Korea's Constitutional Court Invalidates Criminal Adultery Law
    By a vote of 7-2 yesterday, South Korea's Constitutional Court struck down the country's 1953 law criminalizing adultery.  The New York Times reports that an opinion joined by 5 of the Justices said that the law has often been misused to…
  • Feb 27

    ISIS Destroys Ancient Museum and Library Collections In Iraq To Purge Non-Islamic Content

    ISIS Destroys Ancient Museum and Library Collections In Iraq To Purge Non-Islamic Content
    According to a report yesterday from the Daily Mail, in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul ISIS followers have wreaked widespread destruction at museums and libraries to rid them of all non-Islamic content.  Video recently posted on a…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Feb 27

    Arquette: A Wrong Turn, But Point Taken

    Arquette: A Wrong Turn, But Point Taken
    Thank you, Patricia Arquette, for raising the issue of US women's equality. I agree. US women are in a sorry state. I remember the momentum to pass the women's equal rights amendment and the shock and disappointment when it did...
  • Feb 26

    Appointment of The First U.S. Special Envoy on LGBT Individual

    Appointment of The First U.S. Special Envoy on LGBT Individual
    By Jeremiah Ho This week the U.S. State Department announced the appointment of Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons to advocate globally for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and…
  • Feb 25

    New Resource on Land Grabbing

    New Resource on Land Grabbing
    As students start selecting topics for spring semester papers or Notes, many will want to explore the burgeoning issues around land grabbing. Don't let them re-invent the wheel! Jootaek Lee, of Northeastern Law School, has written a useful…
Rank this Week: 3643

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/
  • Feb 26

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive
    The Los Angeles Times: For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants, by Karen Kaplan: IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to…
  • Feb 26

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill
    The Huffington Post: House Republicans Slip Anti-Abortion Language Into Education Bill, by Laura Bassett: House Republicans attached language to a major education bill Wednesday night that would financially penalize school districts that…
  • Feb 26

    Review of Mo Yan's "Frog" -- A Novel About China's One-Child Policy

    Review of Mo Yan's "Frog" -- A Novel About China's One-Child Policy
    The New York Times: Review: In Mo Yan’s ‘Frog,’ a Chinese Abortionist Embodies State Power, by Janet Maslin: When the Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012 and was warmly lauded by the Communist government,...
Rank this Week: 71

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Breaking: Feds Issue Guidance on Protecting Student Privacy #StudentPrivacy

    Breaking: Feds Issue Guidance on Protecting Student Privacy #StudentPrivacy
    The United States Department of Education announced on its blog today that it has issued new guidance on protecting student privacy while school districts use online educational services and apps.  The guidance was issued in the form of…
  • Feb 24

    State Complaint Procedures - The Other White Meat

    State Complaint Procedures - The Other White Meat
    I recently became a state complaint investigator for two state education agencies: the South Dakota Department of Education and the New Mexico Public Education Department.  I don't think we talk enough about state complaints here.…
  • Feb 23

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    As we wind down our series on bullying of kids with disabilities, have you found the series to be helpful? What other series would you like to see in future posts?------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 1576

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
  • Feb 26

    Child Custody in Divorce

    Child Custody in Divorce
      Preparation for Custody Hearings (Part 1) A Maryland family court making child custody decisions makes two mutually exclusive determinations:  1) legal custody (a determination of which parent may make decisions regarding the…
  • Feb 20

    Lions, tigers, and bears – not mine: understanding exotic pet law

    Lions, tigers, and bears – not mine: understanding exotic pet law
    “Man has long been diversely fascinated with animals.” [1]  Mike Tyson counted pet tigers among his pets, Kristen Stewart and her mother raise wolf-dog hybrids, and Tippi Hedren kept a 400-pound mature lion in her home…
  • Jan 13

    How Abraham Lincoln and Outside-the-Box Thinking Can Help Unions Stop Government Contractor Wage Theft

    How Abraham Lincoln and Outside-the-Box Thinking Can Help Unions Stop Government Contractor Wage Theft
      To secure to each labourer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government. Abraham Lincoln, 1847Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
Rank this Week: 3421

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: 511

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/
  • Feb 26

    Free resources to help you manage your law practice

    Free resources to help you manage your law practice
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Free resources to help you manage your law practice." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Free resources to help you manage your law practice It’s common knowledge that…
  • Feb 18

    California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ad

    California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ad
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ads." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ads When blogging started to become commonplace…
  • Feb 11

    A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extension

    A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extension
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extensions." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extensions I’m a big fan of technology and am…
Rank this Week: 1389

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/
  • Feb 26

    You can sue community colleges in federal court

    You can sue community colleges in federal court
    If ever there was a convoluted constitutional doctrine, it's the Eleventh Amendment, which says, "The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of …
  • Feb 24

    The police blotter will follow you around forever

    The police blotter will follow you around forever
    Smaller local newspapers still have a police blotter page, where you can see who was pulled over for DWI or other offenses. These blotters only tell you that someone got arrested. And for some people, this is the only time their names will…
  • Feb 18

    Class action plaintiffs get around hostile Supreme Court precedent

    Class action plaintiffs get around hostile Supreme Court precedent
    The Supreme Court has been scaling back the scope of class action litigation in recent years, but a recent wage and hour case in the Second Circuit shows that there is still some life in these cases.The case is Roach v. T.L. Cannon Corp.,…
Rank this Week: 1448

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

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

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Feb 25

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group

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

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value

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

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.
    Can you have a union at a religious college? Only if the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can exercise its jurisdiction over faculty members. NLRB has tried to do this several times. Shortly before Christmas in 2014, the NLRB developed a…
Rank this Week: 2473

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/
  • Feb 25

    One Killing that Didn't Happen and One Killing that Won't

    One Killing that Didn't Happen and One Killing that Won't
    First to Georgia where the Board of Pardons and Paroles said it reviewed the record and the pleas from lawyers and 21 witnesses.  And then offered Kelly Gissendaner the finger.Die, bitch! Fuck you!Which would seem to have ended…
  • Feb 25

    For a Chance To Chat

    For a Chance To Chat
    It was February 1997 when Doug Gissander was found stabbed repeatedly, murdered, in a remote wooded area of Georgia, about a mile from where his car was recovered.He'd been missing for a week.Gregory Owen pleaded guilty to the murder. But he…
  • Feb 24

    Maybe They Won't Kill This Innocent Guy

    Maybe They Won't Kill This Innocent Guy
    Rodney Reed, almost certainly did not rape and murder Stacey Stites that April day in 1996, just three weeks before her wedding to Jimmy Lewis Fennell, Jr.  As a factoid, that's not particularly interesting either way you look at…
Rank this Week: 418

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/
  • Feb 25

    Invitation: Saturday, February 28, Selma 50th Anniversary Program, 1pm – 3pm

    Invitation: Saturday, February 28, Selma 50th Anniversary Program, 1pm – 3pm
    Saturday’s program on the Selma Anniversary at the Swyer Theater at the Empire State Plaza from 1 to 3pm. Keynote speakers, the Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed and Colia Liddell Lafayette Clark, will be joined by the Capital Region Youth…
  • Feb 24

    Happy New Year! APALSA’s Chinese New Year Celebration, March 5th

    Happy New Year! APALSA’s Chinese New Year Celebration, March 5th
    Happy New Year!   2015 is the year of the SHEEP, to learn more Click HERE Lucky Signs for Sheep:  Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9;  Lucky Colors: green, red, purple;  Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose, Alice…
  • Feb 19

    (4) 1L & 2L scholarships: Apply by March 20, 2015

    (4) 1L & 2L scholarships: Apply by March 20, 2015
    Dear 1L and 2L students: This Bar association has asked us to share a scholarship opportunity offer with you.  The Serbian Bar Association of America (SBAA) provides scholarships every year to persons of…
Rank this Week: 2720

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Feb 24

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

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

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

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?
    A youngish lawyer in court today asked me about the blog: "What's going on with that podcast?" You may recall that I became engrossed in Serial, the investigative report turned podcast by All Things Considered. I have not been able to…
  • Jan 2

    The Prosecutor Has A Story - and he will spin it against you at trial!

    The Prosecutor Has A Story - and he will spin it against you at trial!
      By now you likely have finished listening to Serial, a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig that garnered over 5 million listeners and which I last wrote about weeks ago. Time…
Rank this Week: 2175

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 23

    Tell Me More, Tell Me More, Did You Get A Big Raise?

    Tell Me More, Tell Me More, Did You Get A Big Raise?
    For some employees, one of the hottest pieces of gossip is the scuttlebutt on raises and compensation.  Depending on the company and industry, salary information may be considered by an employer to be highly “proprietary”…
  • Feb 20

    Jimmy Kimmel Seeks to Answer the Burning Question: What is Gluten?

    Jimmy Kimmel Seeks to Answer the Burning Question: What is Gluten?
    This week’s 5 minute laugh video is in honor of our earlier post this week about the ADA lawsuit recently filed against P. F. Chang’s over its gluten-free menu. I must say, I am terribly impressed by my video team (for those…
  • Feb 17

    Woman Sues P.F. Chang’s Because Gluten-Free is Not Free

    Woman Sues P.F. Chang’s Because Gluten-Free is Not Free
    According to the Nation’s Restaurant News, a lawsuit was filed in December and is currently pending in federal court in San Jose, California alleging that P. F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. is violating the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 3960

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
  • Feb 22

    Bad Proposed Public Records Policy in Arizona

    Bad Proposed Public Records Policy in Arizona
    If Arizona Legislators pass Senate Bill 1339 (2015), they would be sending mixed signals on public records.  The bill intends to weed out burdensome requests, by allowing public records custodians to claim the request “unduly…
  • Feb 3

    Marijuana Sentencing Reform Proposed Legislation

    Marijuana Sentencing Reform Proposed Legislation
    Arizona is seventh in the United States for incarceration rates.  This means that 586 out of every 100,000 people are incarcerated in the state.1 Bureau of Justice Statistics, Imprisonment rate of sentenced prisoners under the…
  • Jan 9

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona
    I think the state of Arizona needs to seriously consider the Marshall Plan while things are in a state of flux with the death penalty. Both sides have agreed to a time out in the lawsuit seeking to make public Arizona’s execution…
Rank this Week: 3842

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

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

    "Intelligence Legalism and the National Security Agency's Civil Liberties Gap"

    "Intelligence Legalism and the National Security Agency's Civil Liberties Gap"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professor Margo Schlanger, the abstract of which states: This paper examines the National Security Agency, its compliance with legal constraints and its respect for civil liberties. But…
  • Feb 19

    How much is 25 years of your life worth to you?

    How much is 25 years of your life worth to you?
    How about $25 million? Well that's precisely what a Brooklyn man claims he's due for the 25 years he spent locked up for a murder he didn't commit. The NYPost reports: A Brooklyn man who spent 25 years behind bars...
  • Feb 19

    "Inmate claims he was forced to remove tooth with pliers"

    "Inmate claims he was forced to remove tooth with pliers"
    Yup. For whatever reason I couldn't embed the must-see video that accompanies the article, so make sure to check that out. Here's how the article begins: A civil rights lawsuit claims an inmate at the Logan County Detention Center was...
Rank this Week: 1756

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/
  • Feb 20

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland
    I was surprised to learn recently from an Irish law professor that Ireland gave its prisoners the right to vote in 2006.  Felon disenfranchisement is such a pervasive fact of life in the United States that many Americans might assume, as…
  • Feb 12

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission released its annual report on police uses of force for 2013.  The report counts 895 incidents in 2013, employing a very broad definition of “use of force” that does not…
  • Jan 28

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (of which I am a member) released the results of its first-ever survey of citizen attitudes toward the police.  Although the survey identified a few areas of concern, the overall tenor…
Rank this Week: 1330

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Feb 19

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

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?
    This is the eighth in a series of posts about the United States Constitution written in everyday language with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly…
  • Feb 9

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?
    Anti-SLAPP Statutes: Background I blogged some time ago about anti-SLAPP statutes and section 1983 both in state courts and federal courts. Readers will want to consult both my post of July 23, 2010, and my post of April 27, 2011, for those…
  • Jan 13

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two
    The Adverse Effects of Laptops in the Socratic classroom I blogged quite some time ago about the adverse effects of student laptop use in the Socratic classroom. The issue arose again recently when a junior colleague became concerned about…
Rank this Week: 1842

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
Rank this Week: 2995

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    You're fired! Want to continue to work for us as an Independent Contractor?

    You're fired! Want to continue to work for us as an Independent Contractor?
    This post was contributed by Jennifer E. Will, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. If you do, you'll need to sign a release and waive all of your employment law…
  • Feb 13

    Philadelphia Mayor Signs Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

    Philadelphia Mayor Signs Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
    With the signature of Mayor Michael Nutter on February 12, 2015, Philadelphia became the 17th city in the United States to mandate paid sick leave for employees. The law goes into effect in 90 days (May 13, 2015) and applies to businesses…
  • Feb 9

    Workers' Compensation Update: "Economic Circumstances" and "Fellow Employee"

    Workers' Compensation Update: "Economic Circumstances" and "Fellow Employee"
    This post was contributed by Paul D. Clouser, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. One tool available to employers to limit workers' compensation benefit payments…
Rank this Week: 1902

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Feb 13

    Jim Crow and Age Discrimination

    Jim Crow and Age Discrimination
     “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”.  Edmund Burke. This quote was sent to me by a reader and encapsulates the real problem with the epidemic of age discrimination in America…
  • Feb 9

    Important Ruling on Motive & Age Discrimination

    Important Ruling on Motive & Age Discrimination
    Here’s a rare  and important victory in a federal age discrimination case involving a Minnesota city’s failure to promote a 51-year-old police lieutenant to the position of chief of police because he was “retirement…
  • Jan 31

    Ageism, Mitt Romney and National Public Radio

    Ageism, Mitt Romney and National Public Radio
    Age discrimination normally is the one type of discrimination that is so prevalent that it  goes unnoticed. But I couldn’t help but notice it this week. First, Republican Mitt Romney, 67, claimed that he decided not to…
Rank this Week: 4123

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Feb 11

    Colorado Public Records at Common Law

    Colorado Public Records at Common Law
    There is a strong history of Colorado allowing its citizens access to public records.  Since the beginning in this state, public policy of the state always prioritized a citizen’s right to know and a right of access to public…
  • Jan 28

    Colorado Public Records Denial

    Colorado Public Records Denial
    Records custodians can and do at times refuse public records requests.  But when does a denial occur? This relatively simple and straight-forward question is actually complex and at times open to interpretation.  Neither the the…
  • Jan 22

    Colorado, A Fracking Me

    Colorado, A Fracking Me
    There does not seem to be a lot of agreed upon information about the effects of fracking.  A lurking culprit for this is the nondisclosure agreements signed between companies and individuals.  Because of this, it can be difficult to…
Rank this Week: 3906

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/
  • Feb 8

    What future for LGBTI rights in Queensland?

    What future for LGBTI rights in Queensland?
    The uncertain outcome from the Queensland election shows again that the equality of LGBTI rights should not be taken for granted. On the one side, we have the ALP. When then LNP Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie proposed to criminalise those…
  • Jan 19

    Will the LNP try to criminalise gay, lesbian and single intended parents through surrogacy?

    Will the LNP try to criminalise gay, lesbian and single intended parents through surrogacy?
    At the last Queensland election, then Opposition Leader Campbell Newman stated that there would be no changes to Queensland's surrogacy laws. Will he do so this time? By June 2012, the Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, who has been…
  • Jan 18

    LGBTI ask the candidates tonight

    LGBTI ask the candidates tonight
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Rank this Week: 1262

Queer Law Watch

Queer Law Watch

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

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

    Curhat Salah Satu Kebutuhan Pokok Wanita dalam Hubungan Cinta

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

    Senjata Cinta yang Merusak Hubungan Kekasih

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

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

    Married Same-Sex Couples Need Not Be Pre-certified to Adopt Spouse's Child
    A Monroe County Family Court Judge has ruled that married same-sex couples should be treated like their heterosexual counterparts when one parent wants to adopt the child of the other. Usually, same-sex couples needed to submit to an…
Rank this Week: 2816

Law is War

Law is War

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

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
  • Feb 2

    Life in the ‘Jungles’ of Calai

    Life in the ‘Jungles’ of Calai
    Yesterday, myself and five others got up early, left our homes and made our way to Calais. Unlike many others making this trip from the UK, we were not on a booze cruise or European road trip. Instead, we were travelling with all the warm…
  • Jan 13

    Cameron, Tabloids & Tyrants: Vous n’êtes pas Charlie

    Cameron, Tabloids &amp; Tyrants: Vous n&rsquo;&ecirc;tes pas Charlie
    The tragic events that took place in Paris last week have stimulated heated debate about a range of difficult issues including where the limits of freedom of expression lie and how best to tackle extremism.  This post is not…
Rank this Week: 1795

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Feb 4

    The Character of Man

    The Character of Man
    Here is something from Mark Twain’s Autobiography which he wrote and dictated in bits and pieces over the course of many years, and completed in December 1909, four months shy of his death on April 21, 1910.  The piece is ……
  • Jan 12

    In Front of Your Nose

    In Front of Your Nose
    In 1946 George Orwell wrote a piece called In Front of Your Nose in which he famously said that “[t]o see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”  This is so, Orwell thought, because people have…
  • Jan 6

    Rasheed: Divided Fifth Circuit Panel Finds Counsel Ineffective Under Padilla But No Harm

    Rasheed: Divided Fifth Circuit Panel Finds Counsel Ineffective Under Padilla But No Harm
    Now that the Supreme Court has decided that Padilla cannot be applied retroactively, the lower courts are, as expected, trying to figure out what set of circumstances merits relief under Padilla — that is, when does a foreign national…
Rank this Week: 1159

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/
  • Feb 2

    New Education Law in NJ Would Allow Sign Language as a World Langauge

    New Education Law in NJ Would Allow Sign Language as a World Langauge
    The New Jersey Senate Education Committee just approved a new bill for submission to the full Senate that would require school districts to accept proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) as satisfying any state or local world…
  • Jan 27

    Adults with Autism

    Adults with Autism
    Saw this article today put out by Public Broadcasting about seeking to have more thought and supports put into adult services for people on the autistic spectrum. Parents are very rightly focused on special education services for their…
  • Jan 23

    Another School Bus Incident for a Child with Autism

    Another School Bus Incident for a Child with Autism
    Once again another incident in which a child with autism was abused or abandoned on a school bus.  This time a driver tied a three year-old child into his seat.  …
Rank this Week: 4012

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

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

    The sweet taste of change

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

    Teen uses ‘Sweet 16′ to raise money for other

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

    ‘New Toronto restaurant staffed with Deaf waiters’

    ‘New Toronto restaurant staffed with Deaf waiters’
Rank this Week: 656

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
  • Jan 6

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)
    "This, sadly, was not always the dichotomy — his blog, going back to 2004 as a law student, paints the picture of a far tamer, more reasonable man, interested in cases of authority figures abusing their stations, and where justice was…
  • Jan 4

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?
    Swatting has been in the news a lot recently. Swatting results when a prank caller (or often someone who does not approve of your political activities and wants to censor you) calls 9-1-1, telling the dispather than there is an emergency. Due…
Rank this Week: 227

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: 1674

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    North Carolina federal court rules trans employee covered by Title VII

    North Carolina federal court rules trans employee covered by Title VII
    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has ruled that a trans employee is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In Lewis v. High Point Regional Health System, the Court rejected the…
  • Dec 20

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit
    Normally, courts are not allowed to, and often reduce, large punitive damage awards that are much larger than the amount of compensatory damages.  Punitive damages refer to extra damages given because of a defendant's malicious intent,…
  • Dec 14

    When you have a case, and when you just don't

    When you have a case, and when you just don't
    From Wait A Second!, the Second Circuit civil rights blog, discussing a recent case from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, about an employee who says that he was fired because of his disability: Although he admitted his inaccurate…
Rank this Week: 1018

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

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

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

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

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

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 3501

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

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

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

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

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

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

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

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport
    Some Orlando airport employees have contacted the media to report that homeless people are using the airport's first level to sleep and even bathe in the public bathrooms -- and that's upsetting travelers."It is an issue," said Norma McCann,…
Rank this Week: 651

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 7

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ

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

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

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

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE &amp; HOUR &ndash; Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
Rank this Week: 1599

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

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

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

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

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

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 435

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3488

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1441

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 366

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: 4810