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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
  • Sep 18

    Apple Throws Down Privacy Gauntlet

    Apple Throws Down Privacy Gauntlet
    Apple made big news today by announcing that they are no longer able to extract data from iOS devices for law enforcement agencies. The company had, for several years, offered a popular service for police in which it would extract data from…
  • Sep 17

    Limitless War

    Limitless War
    This originally appeared in a Politico feature collecting responses to President Obama's recently announced military plan against ISIS. It's strange to think of it now, but when Congress authorized President George W. Bush to use military…
  • Sep 17

    Do They Think We're Stupid?

    Do They Think We're Stupid?
    Do they think we're stupid? It's the question I ask myself time and time again as I read about some of the newest restrictions on abortion. Like, for example, the law just enacted by the Missouri legislature, which forces a woman in Missouri…
Rank this Week: 54

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 18

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket
    Patrick Gudridge is our Vice Dean and a really smart legal academic. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcV1hWfYKmM Several years ago I suggested we dress up the faculty in Halloween costumes, take a group photo, and publish it online with the caption…
  • Sep 9

    Business as Usual During Alteration

    Business as Usual During Alteration
    In order to debug some very odd behavior under the hood, I’ll be doing odd things to the site theme in the next day or two. While it may temporarily change the looks, it shouldn’t change the content.
  • Sep 8

    The Rumors Were True

    The Rumors Were True
    Donna Shalala will ‘step down’ as U.Miami President at the end of the school year. It is with gratitude and affection for the University that I share with you my decision to step down at the end of the 2014-2015 … Continue…
Rank this Week: 25

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 18

    Torture, the Way of Life for the Nigerian Security Force

    Torture, the Way of Life for the Nigerian Security Force
    An encounter with the Nigerian security forces can be a dangerous thing. The police and military routinely engage in beating people in their custody with whips, gun butts, machetes, batons, sticks, rods and cables.
  • Sep 16

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza
    As the UN General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the White House in a global call to cut off weapons that fuel abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian…
  • Sep 15

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic
    Today, the outbreak of Ebola has meant that Sierra Leone’s struggling healthcare system, and others in neighboring African countries – particularly Liberia and Guinea – have been completely overwhelmed. The Ebola outbreak…
Rank this Week: 37

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 18

    EEOC: Company Fires It’s HR Manager During His Leave For Heart Surgery

    EEOC: Company Fires It’s HR Manager During His Leave For Heart Surgery
    Having an HR department, or at least someone knowledgeable about the anti-discrimination laws, is something we have always counseled as part of our “preventive law” program.   A knowledgeable HR officer can help develop…
  • Sep 17

    Tribunal Fees: Will It Deter Discrimination By Employers?

    Tribunal Fees: Will It Deter Discrimination By Employers?
    The number of employment discrimination charges is plunging in the UK, we noted the other day: new Ministry of Justice second quarter 2014 statistics for employment tribunals “show an overall drop in claims of 71% compared with the same…
  • Sep 16

    New “Bullying” Decision: No Protected Class, No Case

    New “Bullying” Decision: No Protected Class, No Case
    A new decision from the New York federal court nicely illustrates some points that we recently made about the issue of “bullying” in the US, and its interplay, if any, with the employment anti-discrimination laws. The pro se…
Rank this Week: 1224

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 18

    Gender in Asbestos Law

    Gender in Asbestos Law
    Anita Bernstein (Brooklyn) has published Gender in Asbestos Law: Cui Bono? Cui Pacat?, 88 Tulane L.Rev. 1211 (2014). The large literature about liability for asbestos exposure has, for the most part, omitted gender. This omission matters. Men…
  • Sep 18

    Debating Domestic Violence

    Debating Domestic Violence
    From the NYT. The Question: Going After the Abusers: When police have evidence of domestic violence, should prosecution be mandatory or should the victim be allowed to decide whether to pursue the case? Law professors weigh in here: NYT,…
  • Sep 18

    Justice Ginsburg Looking for Circuit Split to Consider Same-Sex Marriage

    Justice Ginsburg Looking for Circuit Split to Consider Same-Sex Marriage
    Salon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg:6th Circuit Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Could Predict SCOTUS Next Move The fate of same-sex marriage bans could come down to the 6th Circuit, according to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Supreme Court justice told an audience…
Rank this Week: 1587

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Catholic Non-Profits Object To Newly Revised Contraceptive Mandate Rule

    Catholic Non-Profits Object To Newly Revised Contraceptive Mandate Rule
    As reported yesterday by the Southwest Florida News-Press, Catholic non-profit instituitons have signaled their dissatisfaction with the Interim Final Rules under the Affordable Care Act issued last month in an attempt to meet objections…
  • Sep 18

    Air Force Will Allow Enlistees and Officers To Drop "So Help Me God" From Oath

    Air Force Will Allow Enlistees and Officers To Drop "So Help Me God" From Oath
    The U.S. Air Force announced yesterday that effective immediately it would allow enlisted members and officers who wished to do so to omit the words "So help me God" from enlistment and officer appointment oaths.  The change comes…
  • Sep 18

    Poland's Supreme Court Upholds Airport Security Requirement To Remove Sikh Turban

    Poland's Supreme Court Upholds Airport Security Requirement To Remove Sikh Turban
    According to Sikh Sangat News, Poland's Supreme Court yesterday ruled against Shaminder Singh Puri, an environmental expert who does a great deal of international travel, who sued the the Chief of Poland's Border Guard for violation of his…
Rank this Week: 45

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 18

    Governor Christie, Ray Rice and the State Obligation to Address Domestic Violence

    Governor Christie, Ray Rice and the State Obligation to Address Domestic Violence
    There is a substantial literature on state accountability for domestic violence as a matter of human rights. In particular, the human rights regime calls on governments to act affirmatively and with due diligence in addressing the "5 ps":…
  • Sep 17

    Foreign Law as "The Other"

    Foreign Law as "The Other"
    In two recent, provocative articles, Professor Sheldon Bernard Lyke of Whittier Law School seeks to draw deeper meaning from U.S. courts' reluctance to engage with foreign law, and conservative opposition to such engagement. The first…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitie

    U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitie
    By Lauren E. Bartlett With so many U.N. treaty body reviews of the U.S. going on this year, it may be difficult for U.S. human rights advocates to focus on much else. However, we are missing a very rare opportunity...
Rank this Week: 2349

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/
  • Sep 17

    Constitution Day

    Constitution Day
    You know these words.  If you're of a certain age - or a certain background, I suppose, you were required to memorize them.We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establishJustice, insure domestic…
  • Sep 14

    Of Course, It's More Complicated Than That

    Of Course, It's More Complicated Than That
    Judge Kopf began with Digby.  Digby'd staked out the remarkably stupid position that since Nino didn't think the Constitution prohibited the execution of the factually innocent, and didn't think that it was immoral to hold that position,…
  • Sep 10

    Close to Simple Murder

    Close to Simple Murder
    Of one thing, however, I am certain. Just as an execution without adequate safeguards is unacceptable, so too is an execution when the condemned prisoner can prove that he is innocent. The execution of a person who can show that he is…
Rank this Week: 381

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Breaking: Secretary Duncan Offers Guidance to Educators Concerning Undocumented Student

    Breaking: Secretary Duncan Offers Guidance to Educators Concerning Undocumented Student
    English: Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security began offering the opportunity for young people to request consideration for Deferred Action…
  • Sep 15

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Bullying remains the hot button issue in special education law, and many people feel that it reflects a larger and ugly societal problem. Have you had any experiences with kids with disabilities being the victim of bullying?------- Thanks for…
  • Sep 9

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part I

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part I
    Seal, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Bullying is a real problem in our society.  Bullies often take advantage of those whom they perceive as weaker.  The Columbine…
Rank this Week: 2372

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 804

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
  • Sep 17

    SNAP Challenge Day Two - Cheating

    SNAP Challenge Day Two - Cheating
    The SNAP challenge rules are clear. They say “avoid accepting free food…at work,” I read all of the rules beforehand. Carefully. Yet, within hours of beginning the SNAP challenge on Monday, I had cheated. I had a couple…
  • Sep 16

    SNAP Challenge Day One - We Miscalculated Our Benefit

    SNAP Challenge Day One - We Miscalculated Our Benefit
    Yesterday, my meeting west of downtown Chicago ended at 1:00. Normally I would have had lunch at my favorite lunch spot in the city just a half block away. Not this week. Red alert. My wife and I have been planning, budgeting, and shopping…
  • Sep 15

    Taking the SNAP Challenge: Step One-Shopping

    Taking the SNAP Challenge: Step One-Shopping
    Millions of low-income Americans rely on SNAP (food stamp) benefits to support their families. But what is it like to shop, cook, and eat on a SNAP budget?   For years I have worked on behalf of community members facing this real…
Rank this Week: 3877

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: 887

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 16

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime
    Rob Manfred will take over as the new Commissioner of Baseball from the ex-Wisconsin car dealer Bud Selig who, having presided over the Steroid Era, the advent of interleague play, and the malfeasance of Met ownership, is retiring after…
  • Sep 11

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War
    General Custer to officer:  Anything that man tells me will be a lie.  Therefore, he will be perfect reverse barometer. . . .Custer to Jack Crabb:  What should I do, mule skinner? . . . . Should I go down there, or…
  • Sep 5

    The Pros and Cons of Voting for Hillary Clinton (A Work in Progress)

    The Pros and Cons of Voting for Hillary Clinton (A Work in Progress)
    There are essentially two reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton if she chooses to run for President and secures the nomination of the Democratic Party.  Both are hugely important.  First, a Republican President would be…
Rank this Week: 396

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 1566

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/
  • Sep 16

    Co-Worker Harassment Case Fails on Appeal

    Co-Worker Harassment Case Fails on Appeal
    In a decision published today, Dunkley v. S. Coraluzzo Petroleum Transporters, A-3252-12T1 (N.J. App. Div. September 16, 2014), the Appellate Division found that a co-worker's racial harassment of a fellow employee did not constitute a…
  • Aug 15

    Criminal Background Checks on Job Applications Banned in NJ

    Criminal Background Checks on Job Applications Banned in NJ
    The New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act implements several new requirements governing criminal background checks by prospective employers for job applicants. The law, which will take effect next March, prohibits employers with 15 or more…
  • Jul 28

    Divorcing Employee Protected by Anti-Discrimination Law

    Divorcing Employee Protected by Anti-Discrimination Law
    In a recent unpublished Appellate Division decision, Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, A-1717-12T3 (unpublished) (N.J.App.Div. June 27, 2014), the Court held that an employee who is going through a divorce is protected by anti-discrimination…
Rank this Week: 4835

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 16

    Court of Appeals wants to further cut attorneys' fees in student speech case

    Court of Appeals wants to further cut attorneys' fees in student speech case
    Victorious plaintiffs in civil rights case are entitled to attorneys' fees from the losing defendants. This allows plaintiffs without money to hire a lawyer who can pursue the case in the understanding that the attorney will recover fees for…
  • Sep 12

    Pro se excessive force victim wins appeal

    Pro se excessive force victim wins appeal
    It is too early in the case to know if any of this is true, but the plaintiff alleges that police officers yanked his arms without cause, smashed his face into the ground and stood on his hands when he was handcuffed. Other officers watched…
  • Sep 10

    Habeas petition granted because someone else may have pulled the trigger

    Habeas petition granted because someone else may have pulled the trigger
    The habeas corpus law that Congress enacted in the mid-1990s makes it harder to challenge the constitutionality of a state court criminal conviction. Even if a federal court finds in hindsight that a conviction violated constitutional…
Rank this Week: 4830

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/
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
  • Sep 12

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
    Kansas City Star - The Buzz blog: Missouri Republicans override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of 72-hour abortion waiting period, by Jason Hancock: Missouri Republicans made history late Wednesday night, turning to a rarely-used procedural move to…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Sep 14

    Surrogacy debate in Brisbane on Wednesday night

    Surrogacy debate in Brisbane on Wednesday night
    A free debate will be held in Brisbane on Wednesday night about surrogacy. The event, called Politics in the Pub: Making Babies: The Business of Birth will be hosted by New Farm Neighbourhood Centre in the Turbine Room at Brisbane…
  • Sep 13

    DIGS launch

    DIGS launch
    Last Sunday I was honoured to be a guest speaker, alongside the Member for Brisbane Central Rob Cavallucci and Greens candidate for the Federal seat of Brisbane Rachel Jacobs at the launch of a new community organisation, DIGS. DIGS stands…
  • Aug 30

    SBS Insight Tuesday night about surrogacy

    SBS Insight Tuesday night about surrogacy
    On Tuesday night I am part of a panel discussion on SBS Insight about surrogacy. The discussion demonstrates the joys and difficulties of undertaking surrogacy. One of the couples featured is a gay couple, Michael and Jared, who have a…
Rank this Week: 2259

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/
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
  • Sep 1

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?
    Unlike most other states, Wisconsin does not recognize prisoners’ good behavior with credits toward accelerated release.  Wisconsin had such a “good time” program for well over a century, but eliminated it as part of…
  • Aug 14

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Graham v. Florida (2010) and Miller v. Alabama (2012) undoubtedly constitute the most important developments in Eighth Amendment law over the past decade.  Graham banned…
Rank this Week: 4666

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/
  • Sep 14

    2014 Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship

    2014 Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship
    Announcement of a 2nd Scholarship with the NY Bar Foundation: Available to 2Ls and 3Ls: The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp…
  • Sep 12

    2Ls and 3Ls are eligible for this $2,500 Scholarship: NY Bar Foundation (Apply by Nov. 30th)

    2Ls and 3Ls are eligible for this $2,500 Scholarship: NY Bar Foundation (Apply by Nov. 30th)
    The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION MELVYN  MITZNER SCHOLARSHIP A completed application and supporting documentation as detailed in the guidelines must be submitted to The New…
  • Sep 8

    Hiscock & Barclay Women’s Forum 2014 Fall Event

    Hiscock & Barclay Women’s Forum 2014 Fall Event
    Invites You To Taste the Flavors of the Fall Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:30-8:00 PM  Albany Institute of History & Art 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210 You are welcome to extend this invitation to other women professionals.…
Rank this Week: 1968

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Sep 14

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.
    A door is just a door, no matter how grand. That is what the Tenth Circuit’s held in Colorado Cross Disability Coal. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., 2014 WL 4290589 (10th Cir. 2014) when it reaffirmed what businesses have…
  • Sep 7

    ADA and FHA Policies – One size does not fit all.

    ADA and FHA Policies – One size does not fit all.
    “Defendants cannot guarantee that an individual employee will not act inappropriately in a particular instance. However, under the ADA, Defendants can and must ensure that they adopt the proper policies and procedures to train their…
  • Aug 26

    “Disability” and “Handicap” are not the same, and it matter

    “Disability” and “Handicap” are not the same, and it matter
    Many lawyers and governmental entities believe that anyone who is “disabled” for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  must also be handicapped for purposes of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This used to be…
Rank this Week: 2766

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/
  • Sep 12

    Lawyers and Mobile Devices Trending Higher

    Lawyers and Mobile Devices Trending Higher
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Lawyers and Mobile Devices Trending Higher." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Mobile Devices Trending Higher Of all the technology trends, lawyers have adapted…
  • Sep 4

    Virtual law firms allow practice on your own term

    Virtual law firms allow practice on your own term
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Virtual law firms allow practice on your own terms." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Virtual law firms allow practice on your own terms For years now I’ve been an…
  • Aug 15

    Online tools to streamline your email

    Online tools to streamline your email
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Online tools to streamline your email." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Online tools to streamline your email These days we spend an awful lot of time sorting through and…
Rank this Week: 1974

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
  • Sep 12

    OT: The Mets Are Being Sued

    OT: The Mets Are Being Sued
    This has nothing to do with civil rights or criminal law. But as a long-suffering NY Mets fan (I know, it's a redundency), this pending employment lawsuit screams out for attention. Or maybe I just wanted to vent. Either way, thanks…
  • Sep 10

    DWB is a "Measurable Phenomenon"

    DWB is a "Measurable Phenomenon"
    Driving while black, or DWB, has long been a primary, if unstated basis, for many police stops. Yet, many members of law enforcement and dubious white folks have tried to brush it off as a mere figment of the imagination for overly sensitive…
  • Sep 7

    NYPD To Wear Body Camera

    NYPD To Wear Body Camera
    Last week NYPD Commissioner William Bratton announced that a pilot program testing out body cameras on NYPD officers will be going into effect. As he points out, it's a technology that cannot be avoided. Interestingly, Bratton's unilateral…
Rank this Week: 216

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

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

    EEOC Challenges Overbroad Medical Releases In Lawsuit Against Cummins Power

    EEOC Challenges Overbroad Medical Releases In Lawsuit Against Cummins Power
    An interesting release from the EEOC. Non job-related medical inquiries are prohibited under the Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as many state laws. Although gender identity disorders are excluded from the ADA as a disability (unless…
  • Aug 27

    Important New Resource for Employees From Lambda Legal

    Important New Resource for Employees From Lambda Legal
    Below is a press release from Lambda Legal for its new "Know Your Rights At Work" online resource. It has excellent practical tips for what to do if you experience harassment or other discrimination. I highly recommend it. It's the kind of…
  • Aug 26

    Do you have to be friendly to customers that stalk you? Costco Says Ye

    Do you have to be friendly to customers that stalk you? Costco Says Ye
    Do you have to be friendly to customers that stalk you? Costco says yes, but not according to the EEOC, which is suing Costco."John Rowe, the EEOC district director in Chicago, said that the agency's administrative investigation revealed that…
Rank this Week: 1213

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 6

    United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, 22-23 September 2014, New York

    United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, 22-23 September 2014, New York
    The UN has organized a World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to be held at UN Headquarters in New York City on 22-23 September of this year. Official details can be found at the above link. A different perspective on the WCIP is found on…
  • Sep 6

    A new site and Blog: Alternautas; http://www.alternautas.net

    A new site and Blog: Alternautas; http://www.alternautas.net
    From the About page: We believe that there exists a vast and valuable production of relevant and original thinking about such issues in Latin America, or Abya Yala,as its native population used to refer to it. However, it remains largely…
  • Jul 30

    International Indian Treaty Council

    International Indian Treaty Council
    International Indian Treaty CouncilDeclaration of Continuing Independence (1974)
Rank this Week: 4332

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 4

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination
    Even Workers Otherwise Considered to be Young are Vulnerable Why are workers in their 30s, 40s and 50s increasingly experiencing age discrimination? This one of the issues I explore in my new book: Betrayed: The Legalization of Age…
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
Rank this Week: 2980

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Aug 27

    DeShaney in the Circuits (V): The Third and Tenth Circuits Weigh In

    DeShaney in the Circuits (V): The Third and Tenth Circuits Weigh In
    I have blogged previously about how the DeShaney decision has fared in the circuits. The first time was on 8-22-11; the second time was on 6-1-12; the third time was on 5-20-13; and the most recent was on 6-6-13. Here are two DeShaney-related…
  • Aug 7

    Outline of Remarks on Town of Greece

    Outline of Remarks on Town of Greece
    I spoke yesterday, on August 6, 2014, about the Supreme Court‘s Town of Greece town meeting legislative prayer decision at the National Conference of Jewish Lawyers. In my remarks I situated Town of Greece in Establishment…
  • Jul 29

    All My Videos: Constitutional Law, Section 1983 and SCOTUS

    All My Videos: Constitutional Law, Section 1983 and SCOTUS
    My videos–some lengthy, some relatively brief–on constitutional law (including the First and Second Amendments), section 1983 and the Supreme Court, are now available in one place on Youtube right here:…
Rank this Week: 4531

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: 3809

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Aug 25

    What White Flight Looks Like Today

    What White Flight Looks Like Today
    Below is a letter/article I submitted to my local community paper for publication.  After some back and forth, the paper decided not to publish it, at least in its current form, for reasons that are not worth reciting here.  I…
  • Jul 16

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court
    As the Supreme Court ends another Term the attention continues to be on the Justices themselves and their voting patterns.  This past Term featured a higher than average number of unanimous opinions.  But as Adam Liptak from…
  • Jun 25

    As I Please (George Orwell Birthday Edition)

    As I Please (George Orwell Birthday Edition)
    George Orwell was born on this date in 1903 in the city of Motihari which was located in what was then British India (now India).  Aside from having written 1984 and Animal Farm, he also produced a great deal of … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 1497

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 1223

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Would You Like Fries . . . and an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with That?

    Would You Like Fries . . . and an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with That?
    This post was contributed by Bruce D. Bagley and Lee E. Tankle of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group. Mainstream media, attorneys, and business owners are discussing the meaning and impact of a…
  • Aug 13

    Mailing FMLA Notices to Employees? Not So Fast

    Mailing FMLA Notices to Employees? Not So Fast
    This post was contributed by Gina E. McAndrew, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an…
  • Aug 7

    Screaming Profanities and Threatening the Boss Not Enough to Get You Fired According to NLRB

    Screaming Profanities and Threatening the Boss Not Enough to Get You Fired According to NLRB
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Yep, that's right. The employee's outburst is too obscene to reproduce on…
Rank this Week: 2006

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Defense to Assault

    Defense to Assault
    Defense to AssaultKenneth Vercammen's Law office represents individuals charged with criminal and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey.2C:12-1 Assault.     2C:12-1. Assault. a. Simple assault. A person is…
  • Jul 16

    Professionals, Attorneys, Business owners invited to Happy Hour & Networking Social

    Professionals, Attorneys, Business owners invited to Happy Hour & Networking Social
    Professionals, Attorneys, Business owners invited to Happy Hour & Networking SocialFriday, July 18, 2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM   at Bar Anticipation 703 16th AvenueLake Como/ Belmar, NJ…
  • Jun 13

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning
    In the absence of a marriage, Will or other legal arrangement to distribute property at death, your partner does not receive your assets and cannot administer your estate. The result can be lengthy delays and other problems. Individuals in…
Rank this Week: 4360

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

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy
    Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children get hurt.Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children…
  • Jan 4

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law

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

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege
    In most states, and under the common law, communications with spiritual leaders are protected under a privilege called clergy-communicant, clergy-congregant, clergy communications or something similar. But when does it apply? Ministers must…
Rank this Week: 1598

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"
     This weekend I received an inquiry from someone who had been convicted after the judge instructed the jury it could find him guilty of DUI even if it did not find he had a breath alcohol level above .08%. He complained that by…
  • Aug 7

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free
     Back in June of 2009, I posted that Zachary Neagle had become a client. He was charged with murder - having shot his father in the head as he was asleep on a couch in their home. The case presented the ultimate challenge; convincing…
  • Jul 23

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!
     Attorney Will Young, an associate at Peterson Lawyers writes todays post on misdemeanor cases. So, you have been charged with a misdemeanor. You are probably feeling overwhelmed, nervous, and at least a little bit confused about the…
Rank this Week: 1261

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 334

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    An Opinion, Or an Unlawful Stereotype Against Caregivers?

    An Opinion, Or an Unlawful Stereotype Against Caregivers?
    Title VII is a broad statute that prevents discrimination against employees or applicants for employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 years old or older), disability, or genetic…
  • Jul 24

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 2

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 2
    In our last post, we discussed a factual scenario involving an employee, Gabriela, whose employer took some egregious actions against her after she attempted to take FMLA leave. Legal ClaimsFirst, Gabriela has two claims: (1) interference…
  • Jul 17

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 1

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 1
    Today, let's look at an all-too-common scenario involving how employers treat employees' caregiving responsibilities. Read the facts and consider whether our employee, Gabriela, has any legal claims based on her employer's actions. Gabriela…
Rank this Week: 2737

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/
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court
    The Petitioner was a teacher with the NYC DOE for 21 years. He received "S" ratings for his first 18 years.  He was assigned a classroom with children performing 2 to 3 years below grade level.  The teacher requested an aide or…
  • Jul 25

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
  • Jul 25

    Article 78 versus ECB granted

    Article 78 versus ECB granted
     After an ECB hearing 50 West Realty Company LP was fined $500 for changing its building to a use inconsistent with its 1992 CO.  The company filed an Article 78 to appeal.   An Article 78 filed for a decision after a hearing…
Rank this Week: 1901

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/
  • Jul 27

    Reflections on London’s March for Gaza

    Reflections on London’s March for Gaza
    It is easy to remain dubious over the efficacy of well-stewarded A-to-B protest marches, and I certainly felt pangs of apprehension as the march for Gaza set off from the Israeli Embassy yesterday (26th July 2014) – already hemmed in by…
  • Jul 27

    Reflections on London’s March for Gaza

    Reflections on London’s March for Gaza
    It is easy to remain dubious over the efficacy of well-stewarded A-to-B protest marches, and I certainly felt pangs of apprehension as the march for Gaza set off from the Israeli Embassy yesterday (26th July 2014) – already hemmed in by…
  • Jun 20

    Asylum for Refusing to Fight: Charting the Development Towards the Right to Conscientious Objection

    Asylum for Refusing to Fight: Charting the Development Towards the Right to Conscientious Objection
    I recently wrote about the right to claim asylum on the grounds of conscientious objection, and developments towards the recognition of a right to conscientious objection more broadly.  My article was published in Volume 5 of…
Rank this Week: 2297

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

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

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 895

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/
  • Jul 15

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”
    Congress has passed a bill that may change the way many people with disabilities or other special needs now move into the workforce.  It amends the existing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Currently, large numbers of…
  • Jun 26

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input
    Here is an interesting article from the Council On School Health about the importance of recess for all students in school — not just students in special education. The Council writes because recess for students generally is…
  • Jun 25

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School
    The Unites States Justice Department recently brought suit on behalf of an 8 year old boy with special needs — autism and encephalopathy — against a New Jersey school district.  The suit alleged that the School District…
Rank this Week: 2305

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

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

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 26

    Living in Your Car

    Living in Your Car
    On June 19, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of Desertrain v. Los Angeles against the city for ordering police to cite and arrest people who were living in their cars.  I published an analysis of the…
  • Jun 4

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?
    Privately operated shelters are generally allowed to limit their populations in ways that might surprise you: They can allow people of just one gender to stay there. They can exclude children. They can exclude drug users. If the shelter is…
  • Jul 17

    How can homeless advocates get laws to change?

    How can homeless advocates get laws to change?
    There are several components to getting laws changed so that public services can better include homeless people and so that the government can better protect homeless people.
Rank this Week: 2501

Justice Action Center

Justice Action Center

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

http://www.justiceactioncenter.com/
  • Jun 9

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, June 2014 Now Available

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, June 2014 Now Available
    Marriage Equality Moves Forward During May: Oregon & Pennsylvania Are 18th & 19th Marriage Equality States After District Court Rulings Are Not Appealed The campaign for marriage equality took a major step forward during May 2014, as…
  • May 28

    Job Opportunity at New York City Council

    Job Opportunity at New York City Council
    The New York City Council is seeking an attorney to work in its Land Use Division. The primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: Conducting research and interpreting laws and regulations regarding land use…
  • May 9

    Social Justice Conference: 50 Years of Radical Lawyering Since Freedom Summer

    Social Justice Conference: 50 Years of Radical Lawyering Since Freedom Summer
    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is holding a free all-day Social Justice Conference for law students on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the City University of New York School of Law. This Conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of…
Rank this Week: 2856

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/
  • Jun 7

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury
    A new study of homeless men found that 45% of the subjects surveyed had experienced traumatic brain injuries in the past.“You could see how it would happen,” says Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a researcher in trauma and neurosurgery at…
  • Jun 7

    If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save million

    If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save million
    In a world where money talks, evidence that putting a roof over someone's head is a boon to city budgets could be the incentive cities need to build housing for the homeless.Researchers at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte's…
  • Jun 7

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne
    "Really it’s just a roll of the dice when you think about it, what separates you from the family living in the hotel room down the road," writes Samantha Stonebraker-Bailey. "When you can humble yourself to think about it, it’s…
Rank this Week: 1981

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

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

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 1244

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

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

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2861