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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/
  • Sep 4

    The Kim Davis Presidential Litmus Test

    The Kim Davis Presidential Litmus Test
    I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.-- U.S. Constitution, Article Two,…
  • Sep 2

    Tell Me Why I Don't Like Military Monday

    Tell Me Why I Don't Like Military Monday
    What's with the Mets' camouflage uniforms and caps?  Given their excellent play of late I don't think it is in anticipation of a frontal assault by disgruntled fans.  And they aren't much of a running team, so I don't think it…
  • Aug 31

    How Life And The Death Penalty Imitate The Marx Brother

    How Life And The Death Penalty Imitate The Marx Brother
    The Court:  We'll take up old business. Defense Counsel:  I wish to discuss the [constitutionality of the death penalty]   The Court:  Sit down, that's new business. No old business? Very well... We'll take up…
Rank this Week: 222

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Tennessee Judge Says Obergefell Ended State Jurisdiction Over Contested Divorce

    Tennessee Judge Says Obergefell Ended State Jurisdiction Over Contested Divorce
    A Tennessee Chancery Court Judge, in what can only be described as a fit of judicial pique, last week used a divorce case in which he had substantial doubt about the parties' credibility to launch a verbal attack on the U.S. Supreme Court's…
  • Sep 4

    10th Circuit Denies En Banc Review, Over 5 Dissents, In Contraceptive Mandate Case

    10th Circuit Denies En Banc Review, Over 5 Dissents, In Contraceptive Mandate Case
    As previously reported, in July, without seeking en banc review, a petition for certiorari was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court for review of the 10th Circuit's panel decision upholding application of the Obama Administration's Affordable…
  • Sep 4

    Oregon Judge Creates Legal Defense Fund After Refusal To Perform Same-Sex Marriage

    Oregon Judge Creates Legal Defense Fund After Refusal To Perform Same-Sex Marriage
    In Marion County, Oregon, Circuit Judge Vance Day, former chairman of the state Republican Party, has apparently decided for religious reasons not to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.  This has led to inquiries by the Oregon…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Sep 4

    Prisoner has claim for exposure to unsanitary conditions in jail

    Prisoner has claim for exposure to unsanitary conditions in jail
    This case represents sort of a treatise on the rights of inmates. It also reminds is about the good, the bad and the ugly inside New York jails.The case is Willey v. Kirkpatrick, decided on August 28. Willey is incarcerated at Wende…
  • Aug 28

    Tick-borne disease case heads to Connecticut Supreme Court

    Tick-borne disease case heads to Connecticut Supreme Court
    This is a sad case about a schoolgirl who went on a school-organized trip to China and contracted tick-borne encephalitis. Her family sued the school for negligence, and the jury awarded them $41.5 million in damages, including $31.5 million…
  • Aug 26

    No expert costs available under the Fair Labor Standards Act

    No expert costs available under the Fair Labor Standards Act
    Many labor and employment plaintiffs have no money to pay their lawyers. The law recognizes this, allowing plaintiffs' lawyers to recover their attorneys' fees if they win the case. Once the plaintiff wins, her lawyer files a motion with the…
Rank this Week: 1513

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/
  • Sep 4

    Routine Denial of the Human Right to Work Safely

    Routine Denial of the Human Right to Work Safely
    Boston columnist Joan Vennochi has given us insight into some of the cases that are being dismissed when women bring claims of a hostile work environment. In 2012, a TSA employee in Boston filed suit against Homeland Security. Her boss...
  • Sep 3

    Justice Kennedy's Human Rights Decision

    Justice Kennedy's Human Rights Decision
    Yesterday's post by Jeremiah Ho analyzed the majority and dissenting Obergefell opinions. Today's post discusses why the majority opinion is part of the progression of Human Rights Law in U.S: LGBTQ advocates need not contort Kennedy’s…
  • Sep 2

    #Love Win

    #Love Win
    By Jeremiah Ho There has been much criticism over the emotional rhetoric of Justice Kennedy’s majority decision in Obergefell v. Hodges—especially when comparing it to the seemingly more rigorous language in the dissenting…
Rank this Week: 861

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
  • Sep 3

    In Turkey, Journalists Targeted Once Again

    In Turkey, Journalists Targeted Once Again
    In Turkey, the crackdown on independent journalism continues.  Mehmet Baransu is remains in jail, apparently a victim of the government’s crackdown on the Gulen Movement. He is one of many journalists in Turkey who have been…
  • Sep 3

    Time to End the Refugee Shame

    Time to End the Refugee Shame
    By Gauri van Gulik, Deputy Europe Director at Amnesty International A solemn moment of silence. The world over, this is the traditional response when lives are cut short by tragedy. It has also been a common response to tragedies in ……
  • Sep 1

    10 Years After Katrina, Many New Orleans Residents Permanently Displaced

    10 Years After Katrina, Many New Orleans Residents Permanently Displaced
    In marking the 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina reached the Gulf shores, it is the actions of government authorities since the storm that have been nearly as catastrophic for residents of the Gulf Coast. As highlighted by…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Sep 3

    Where’s Bernie?

    Where’s Bernie?
    Where Bernie Sanders stands on the issues. Where there are Bernie Sanders events near you. Backstory on above.
  • Sep 3

    U Miami Security Self-Surveillance App: Clever or Creepy?

    U Miami Security Self-Surveillance App: Clever or Creepy?
    UGuardian App :: UMPD Campus Safety: Miami has a new app which lets users phone quickly for campus cops, and also set a time to get from one place to another, during which ‘friends’ can monitor progress. And if the ……
  • Sep 2

    Trump in Your Head

    Trump in Your Head
    Folks from Miami make a video about Donald Trump: Could be better, but it’s a start and it has its moments. The Miami Herald has more details about whodunnit.
Rank this Week: 12

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 3

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace
    Harassment on the basis of sexual orientation has been largely ignored in the workplace but this is changing. Gays, lesbians and transgender workers are not included as a “protected class” under Title VII of the Civil Rights…
  • Aug 26

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting
    Update: As information has developed, it is apparent that Flanagan filed an earlier lawsuit  alleging race discrimination against a Florida television station in 2000. This appears to be the lawsuit that he refers to as having…
  • Aug 20

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice
    There is a persistent myth in America that our adversarial court system gives every litigant an equal chance for justice. In fact, research overwhelmingly shows that federal courts are like casinos where the government and big business…
Rank this Week: 2863

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
  • Sep 3

    Our Criminal Justice System Failed Jamycheal Mitchell

    Our Criminal Justice System Failed Jamycheal Mitchell
    A Prime Example of Why Criminal Justice Reform is Necessary, Now This blog originally appeared at the ACLU of Virigina. At 5:45 a.m. on August 19, jail officials discovered Jamycheal Mitchell’s dead body on the floor of his…
  • Sep 1

    Dear Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, You’re In Contempt of Court and the Constitution

    Dear Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, You’re In Contempt of Court and the Constitution
    Kentucky Clerk continues to refuse to issue marriage licenses despite multiple rulings Anyone who has taken a middle-school government class knows that respect for the rule of law is one of our most basic democratic principles. When a court…
  • Sep 1

    Since When Are Consensual Sexual Relationships a Threat to National Security?

    Since When Are Consensual Sexual Relationships a Threat to National Security?
    The raid on Rentboy.com will only serve to stigmatize and ruin more LGBT people’s lives for no good reason. Apparently raiding and shutting down a popular male escort service ranks among the priorities of the Department of Homeland…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 636

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Is John Scalzi a Rapist?

    Is John Scalzi a Rapist?
    A recent book entitled "John Scalzi is a Rapist" was pulled from Amazon's ebook store after John Scalzi used his considerable connections as a best-selling author to have it removed. Scalzi has previously threatened legal action,…
  • Aug 10

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla
    I'm not a political junkie who sits around watching CNN or FoxNews. I don't know who the big names or personalities are, and I don't care. For the most part politics are reality TV for men - part wish fulfillment, part distraction from a life…
  • Aug 4

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative
    Ever since I started making fun of cuckservatives (conservatives who enjoy watching their friends get screwed over by the left), the attacks have come. The attacks are not from social justice warriors (my usual adversaries). No, I've been…
Rank this Week: 213

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
Rank this Week: 3042

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 752

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/
  • Sep 2

    LGBT Rights (or lack thereof) in Tunisia

    LGBT Rights (or lack thereof) in Tunisia
    From the Guardian: Nawel was in Tunis’s city centre when it happened. “This guy came up to me from nowhere. He was dressed really religiously and, without any warning, he just slapped me across the face – and the weird...<img…
  • Sep 2

    "California equal pay bill may be toughest in nation"

    "California equal pay bill may be toughest in nation"
    The LA Times story: California's new Fair Pay Act, which awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, may be the nation's most aggressive attempt yet to close the salary gap between men and women. Supporters said the legislation, passed unanimously…
  • Sep 1

    University Prohibits Women Studies' Prof's Ban of Offensive Language

    University Prohibits Women Studies' Prof's Ban of Offensive Language
    Inside Higher Ed, Ban on Banning Words Washington State University on Monday announced that it would not allow instructors to make "blanket" bans on the use of certain words or phrases in class, even if those words and phrases…
Rank this Week: 3950

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 2

    When Employees Decline Their Maternity Leave

    When Employees Decline Their Maternity Leave
    As I was getting ready for work this morning, the Today Show had a profile of Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, who announced that she was expecting twins.  The profile noted that when Mayer had her first child, she declined Yahoo’s…
  • Aug 31

    Top 5 Interviewer Mistake

    Top 5 Interviewer Mistake
    I see a lot of posts focusing on mistakes that applicants make in an interview, but in my line of work, I see the consequences of what happens when employers make mistakes in interviews.  A mistake can be so easily made that could lead…
  • Aug 28

    NLRB’s “Refined” Joint-Employer Test: What is “Indirect” Control? UPDATED

    NLRB’s “Refined” Joint-Employer Test: What is “Indirect” Control? UPDATED
    A quick update to yesterday’s post.  For those wanting more information on yesterday’s NLRB ruling in Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No 186, please see the Firm’s Labor & Employment Alert that was issued…
Rank this Week: 2991

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Sep 1

    Should You Refuse The Breathalyzer?

    Should You Refuse The Breathalyzer?
    Now that we are finished with the recent trial, my nightmares involving exhibits, motions, and objections are beginning to subside, and things are starting to settle back into the normal daily grind; I figured it was time for me to sit down…
  • Aug 13

    Fazliddin Kurbanov Found Guilty – Looking At Terrorism In Idaho

    Fazliddin Kurbanov Found Guilty – Looking At Terrorism In Idaho
    Fazliddin Kurbanov’s trial is over, and as quickly as it began, most people will forget about the issues raised in court. A jury found that Fazliddin had agreed with a person identified as “Ahmadi” to provide material…
  • Jun 27

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!
    Two weeks to go – and then another six or so to sanity. This is the way it goes every time I prepare for a big trial. I try to not let it get me but it always does. And my compadres at the office, my blushing bride of nearly forty…
Rank this Week: 2139

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: 813

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2796

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    The Kentucky handcuffing incident has reignited the debate about abuse of seclusion and restraints. What do you think should Congress pass a law requiring training and notification? ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Aug 30

    Rowley FAPE Standard: Some Vs Meaningful Educational Benefit #FAPEstandard

    Rowley FAPE Standard: Some Vs Meaningful Educational Benefit #FAPEstandard
    As I have said here many times, special education law is closer to metaphysics than it is to contract law.  We don't have many solid hornbook rules.  Even the FAPE standard- perhaps the best established principle in this…
  • Aug 25

    Are Traumatized Students §504 Eligible?

    Are Traumatized Students §504 Eligible?
    Kids who grow up in a ghetto are the subject of numerous traumas.  They experience more than their share of extreme stresses such as: street crime, domestic violence, race discrimination, routine violence, death and disruption. Are they,…
Rank this Week: 1157

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    The New York Times ' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage

    The New York Times ' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage
    The New York Times' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • Aug 26

    Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall?

    Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall?
    NY Times: Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall? http://ift.tt/1Jwblez (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • Aug 26

    I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story

    I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story
    Workplace HR Problem: "I Had A Baby And Cancer When I Worked At Amazon" (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
Rank this Week: 1141

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/
  • Aug 24

    NYPD Disqualification Appeals for Disqualified Candidate

    NYPD Disqualification Appeals for Disqualified Candidate
    We continue to assist candidates that have been disqualified from the NYPD.  for over 12 years we have assisted candidates that received letters for NYPD psych disqualification, NYPD character or background disqualification or NYPD…
  • Aug 20

    Can employee placed on union paid release time be shielded from discipline?

    Can employee placed on union paid release time be shielded from discipline?
    This is the question that was posed in the case of petitioner versus Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority “MABSTOA” The Appellate Division First Department decided that it was violative of public policy to allow…
  • Aug 4

    NYPD Disqualification appeal

    NYPD Disqualification appeal
    … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1397

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
  • Aug 24

    Unilateral Contract Case Study

    Unilateral Contract Case Study
    A local news program reported recently a woman in the Phoenix metro area is offering $1,000 to anyone who can prove the claims in Proposition 104. Sounds like a fun way to possibly make a grand.  But is this a legally enforceable…
  • Aug 19

    Pleading Ignorance of Arizona’s Case Law

    Pleading Ignorance of Arizona’s Case Law
    I wish it was as simple as this: “Your Honor, I plead ignorance of the law because it is impractical and quite nearly impossible to access a significant amount of Arizona’s case law on the matter.”  Nearly 30 years of…
  • Aug 5

    Federal Wiretaps, District of Arizona 2014

    Federal Wiretaps, District of Arizona 2014
    The Federal Wiretap Report made by the federal judiciary, provides an insight into how wiretaps are used in Arizona and how the judicial district Arizona compares to other judicial districts in the United States. Just looking at the map…
Rank this Week: 2933

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jul 9

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape
    I have not said much on Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against him. I think the last time I mentioned him was after Beverly Johnson came made her accusation. I found it powerful and, given... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 362

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    The Economics of Exploitation: Indigenous Peoples and the Impact of Resource Extraction

    The Economics of Exploitation: Indigenous Peoples and the Impact of Resource Extraction
    From CounterPunch by Mark Kernan: In 1937 George Orwell said that coal mining was the ‘metabolism’ of western civilisation. What he meant by this striking metaphor was that coal was the catalyst for an earlier industrial…
  • Aug 7

    2015 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, 9 August

    2015 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, 9 August
    The 2015 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is on the 9th of August. The UN will have programs to celebrate the day on the 10th at UN headquarters in New York. Details are here on the web page of the Permanent Forum on…
  • Jun 26

    If Truth be Told, the Indian Child Welfare Act and child removal today

    If Truth be Told, the Indian Child Welfare Act and child removal today
    From The Hill:If Truth be Told "For more than a century, the governments of Canada and the United States pursued a policy of forcible removal of indigenous children from their homes and communities.  The Truth and Reconciliation…
Rank this Week: 1572

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Aug 20

    Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter
    ‘Nuff Said.
  • Jul 28

    Padilla Retroactivity Making Another Trip to the Supreme Court?

    Padilla Retroactivity Making Another Trip to the Supreme Court?
    Earlier this month the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of United States v. Chan.  That case involves a longtime U.S. green card holder and British national who is trying to get her prior convictions for perjury…
  • Jul 13

    It’s Such a Good Feeling

    It’s Such a Good Feeling
    Not too long ago I transcribed for this blog a piece George Orwell wrote for Tribune, a British newspaper to which he was a regular contributor.  Orwell had his own column in the paper which he called As I Please … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1152

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/
  • Aug 19

    A Corrections Officer Ain't No Ham Sandwich

    A Corrections Officer Ain't No Ham Sandwich
    The idea is that the grand jury is a check on prosecutorial abuse.  You get a bunch of citizens who scrutinize the prosecutor's evidence, challenge it even, and decide whether there's probable cause to believe the accused is guilty.…
  • Aug 18

    Fear of Flooding - UPDATE

    Fear of Flooding - UPDATE
    Are you a due process or a finality kind of guy?The question came from a judge.  We'd just met.  He knew nothing about me except that I was licensed to practice law.  He was cutting, as they say (and, by the way, just who are…
  • Aug 15

    95% Error Rate

    95% Error Rate
    They call themselves criminalists or forensic scientists or something with a fancy name.  They come into court explaining that they've done these tests hundreds of times.  There are, they say, a whole bunch of points of comparison.…
Rank this Week: 447

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 3937

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
  • Aug 18

    Three Strikes Against Recidivism

    Three Strikes Against Recidivism
    Every year, thousands of Illinoisans are denied the opportunity to work because of past mistakes. These men and women, who have paid their debts to society and turned their lives around, are far too often unable to secure reliable employment,…
  • Jul 31

    Programs to Address Childhood Trauma Pay Off Over a Lifetime

    Programs to Address Childhood Trauma Pay Off Over a Lifetime
    While academic success is critically important to a student’s lifelong achievement, other factors can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to succeed. Schools have an important role to play in addressing these issues. …
  • Jul 30

    50 Years of Medicaid and Medicare

    50 Years of Medicaid and Medicare
    This blog was co-authored by Janine Hill, Executive Director, EverThrive, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (Ill.–09). When President Johnson outlined his vision in the 1960s to achieve a Great Society, he mapped out a long “to…
Rank this Week: 4996

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/
  • Aug 18

    Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data

    Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data Last week in…
  • Aug 14

    Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use

    Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use Technological change has…
  • Aug 14

    Please Vote For Me!

    Please Vote For Me!
    I've submitted a talk to Avvo's IgniteLaw event occurring in Las Vegas on September 3d and would really appreciate your support. You can vote for my talk along with 5 others here. In my talk, I'll discuss how Donald Trump may be very well be…
Rank this Week: 745

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: 2256

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/
  • Aug 15

    What an extraordinary week- and equal marriage seems as an elusive goal as ever

    What an extraordinary week- and equal marriage seems as an elusive goal as ever
    It seems surprising that an issue such as equal marriage rights has sucked up so much oxygen in national politics, but that has come about with the position of the Prime Minister to oppose come what may, any change to the definition of…
  • Aug 2

    Rally for marriage equality and equality for all this Saturday in Brisbane

    Rally for marriage equality and equality for all this Saturday in Brisbane
    This Saturday I will be joining other speakers at the marriage equality rally in Brisbane. It is expected that there will be thousands present. The more the merrier! The rally will address the lottery of the law which determines who is and…
  • Aug 2

    LGBT Family Law Institute regional meeting to occur in Australia

    LGBT Family Law Institute regional meeting to occur in Australia
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Rank this Week: 807

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

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

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Aug 14

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage
    The United States Supreme Court recently declared in Obergefell v. Hodges that all states must recognize same-sex unions to the same extent as traditional marriages. What does it say and not say about "marriage equality" and what should…
  • Jul 15

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context
    If the alleged abuse happened in a country where reporting protocol is not established—or you have a multi-jurisdictional nightmare—or abuse that is historic—it may not be clear whether and how to report. All reports…
  • Jun 25

    Seven Lessons from Archdiocese Criminal Prosecution

    Seven Lessons from Archdiocese Criminal Prosecution
    The State of Minnesota filed criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The charge was six counts of a gross misdemeanor criminal complaint, for putting children at risk in various ways. What lessons should…
Rank this Week: 2709

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
  • Aug 2

    Bill Lewinski and the Always Justifiable Police Shooting

    Bill Lewinski and the Always Justifiable Police Shooting
    Photo courtesy of PoliceMag.comThe New York Times has recently run a profile of William J. Lewinski, the psychology professor law enforcement turns to when it needs a justifier for the unjustifiable. It is an interesting look at how police…
  • Jul 18

    The NYPD and Fudged Figure

    The NYPD and Fudged Figure
    What happens when police officers are both evaluated based on a statistical analysis of criminal activity taking place in their precinct and given primary responsibility for keeping track of said activity? Give yourself a gold star if you…
  • Jul 18

    Video of Police Shooting in Gardena Released

    Video of Police Shooting in Gardena Released
    In June 2013, in Gardena, California, local police officers shot unarmed brothers Ricardo Diaz Zeferino and Augustin Reynoso as they stood in front of the officers. Zeferino was killed and Reynoso left with a bullet lodged next to his spine.…
Rank this Week: 1298

Maine LGBT Law

Maine LGBT Law

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

http://www.mainelgbtlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    How to Change your Name in Maine

    How to Change your Name in Maine
    Here is what you need to know about how to change your name in Maine. This information is general and everyone’s situation is different. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer before beginning any legal action. File your name…
  • Jun 23

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document
    Maine Drivers License To change the gender marker on your Maine drivers license, you need to bring an original signed Gender Designation Form stating that you request your gender marker be changed to reflect your gender identity to your local…
  • Mar 26

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?
    Were you married in Maine or in another state and need to get divorced in Maine? Make sure that you have a lawyer who has experience with and knows about the different issues that are involved in same-sex marriages. There are a number of…
Rank this Week: 2983

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/
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
  • Jun 25

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial.  Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only…
  • Jun 2

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 1627

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/
  • May 18

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right
    Last week I wrote about your child’s special education “stay put” rights when Due Process is filed, and discussed how the right to extend “stay put” all the way through the appeals process was currently being…
  • May 14

    Understanding the Special Education “Stay-Put” Provision

    Understanding the Special Education “Stay-Put” Provision
    As IEP season is upon us, parents of children with special needs are reminded of the need to understand how to utilize the “Stay Put” provision in the IDEA.   This provision is intended to protect a child from being jerked…
  • Apr 1

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need
    If you have a child with a Section 504 Plan or who receives special education services under an IEP, it’s important to know that your child may have some additional rights to either address helping him behave more appropriately in…
Rank this Week: 2807

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 82

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: 5076

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

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

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

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

    Denver Attempts to Ban People Deemed Nuisance

    Denver Attempts to Ban People Deemed Nuisance
    The City of Denver is working on banning people it considers nuisances from high traffic areas.  And does not appear there is much concern in the community about the practice. Well, I have a big problem with the practice and I will argue…
Rank this Week: 3392

Law is War

Law is War

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

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

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

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

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

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 3803

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: 1972

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: 663

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: 2770

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: 532

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Law Offices of Joshua Friedman.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment--a man--filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone's Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on Complainant's gender…
  • Oct 28

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear
    Employers are obligated to act promptly when they learn about ongoing workplace sexual or racial harassment. When employers ignore workplace harassment, the public will find out. Media coverage is an important tool for exposing and fighting…
  • Jul 20

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer's…
Rank this Week: 2833

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: 3994