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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    7th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments Over State Regulation of Bible College

    7th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments Over State Regulation of Bible College
    The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday heard oral arguments in Illinois Bible Colleges Association v. Anderson (audio of oral arguments).  In the case, an Illinois federal district court rejected constitutional challenges…
  • Dec 10

    Town Sued Over Cross On Christmas Tree

    Town Sued Over Cross On Christmas Tree
    As reported yesterday by Fox 59 News, the ACLU has filed suit on behalf of a resident of Knightstown, Indiana against the city challenging the cross that tops the Christmas tree in the town square. The tree has been displayed for many years.…
  • Dec 9

    Briefing Change In SCOTUS Transgender Case May Have Substantive Impact

    Briefing Change In SCOTUS Transgender Case May Have Substantive Impact
    In October, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., a high profile case on bathroom choice by transgender students in schools receiving federal funds. (See prior posting.) Today SCOTUSblog…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 4729

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/
  • Dec 10

    World Human Rights Day

    World Human Rights Day
    Celebrate Human Rights Day and celebrate yourselves! While we have focused the last several weeks on an anticipated backlash on human rights, let's be mindful of the progress that we have made in injecting the human rights framework into…
  • Dec 8

    The Life of Hope Lewis: Activist, Scholar, Teacher

    The Life of Hope Lewis: Activist, Scholar, Teacher
    We are saddened to report the passing of Hope Lewis, Professor at Northeastern University School of Law. Professor Lewis was a passionate voice for human rights at home and abroad, and a leading scholar on economic, social and cultural…
  • Dec 7

    Lessons from North Dakota

    Lessons from North Dakota
    Months of protests carried over seasons and a mini-city grew up around the site protected by the Sioux. In the spirit of human rights advocacy, hundreds of veterans traveled to North Dakota to reinforce and support the protestors. Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 2354

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Dec 9

    Recidivism and Criminal Specialization

    Recidivism and Criminal Specialization
    It is widely known that many offenders find themselves in trouble with the law again within a few years of their release from prison, but do the recidivism data reflect specialization among criminals? The question has implications for…
  • Nov 21

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”
    I now have a publication date for my new book: January 17. The excessively long, but nicely descriptive, title is Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Sep 12

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam
    Somewhat lost in the run-up to Labor Day weekend and wall-to-wall media coverage of the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on August 30. This builds on what has quietly become…
Rank this Week: 3205

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 29

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: 436

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/
  • Dec 9

    Real Or Fake News: Former Met Manager On Short List To Become Ambassador To Japan

    Real Or Fake News: Former Met Manager On Short List To Become Ambassador To Japan
    I've become pretty good at distinguishing between real news and fake news.  Child pornography ring run out of a D.C. pizza parlor by Hillary Clinton: fake.  Brazen financial self-dealing, petty tweets designed to stifle…
  • Dec 7

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder
    I am very slowly working my way through the five steps of grieving (see Five Stages of Trump), mostly still toggling between denial and anger.  It is impossible to move forward when every day brings a new trigger -- another trifecta…
  • Dec 2

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up
    Now is the time to counter lies with facts, repeatedly and unflaggingly, while also proclaiming the greatest truths:  of our equal humanity, of decency, of compassion.  Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument…
Rank this Week: 79

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    Procedural Safeguards - The Series Part VIII #mediation

    Procedural Safeguards - The Series Part VIII #mediation
    This is the eighth installment in a multi-part series on procedural safeguards under the federal special education law, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. I work a lot in this area, so it is near and dear to my…
  • Dec 8

    Supreme Court Oral Argument Scheduled in Special Ed Case #SCOTUS #Rowley Standard

    Supreme Court Oral Argument Scheduled in Special Ed Case #SCOTUS #Rowley Standard
    The United States Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument for January 11, 2016 at 10:00 am for the special education case Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch Dist, Case # 15-827. This case gets to the heart of special education law. Does…
  • Dec 6

    CADRE Webinar: Trends in Dispute Resolution #dispute resolution #due process complaint

    CADRE Webinar: Trends in Dispute Resolution #dispute resolution #due process complaint
    CADRE offered a webinar today concerning special education dispute resolution under IDEA for the last eleven years. The following are some of the trends highlighted in the webinar.Trends in the Use of Mandated IDEA Dispute Resolution…
Rank this Week: 1585

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/
  • Dec 9

    Protecting Reproductive Rights Under Donald Trump

    Protecting Reproductive Rights Under Donald Trump
    New York Times (Dec. 7, 2016): Protecting Reproductive Rights Under Donald Trump, by Editorial Board: The New York Times Editorial Board notes that although it may be a long time before future appointments to the Supreme Court make it…
  • Dec 8

    Ohio Legislature Passes Unconstitutional Abortion Bill Seeking to Change Constitutional Standard

    Ohio Legislature Passes Unconstitutional Abortion Bill Seeking to Change Constitutional Standard
    Washington Post (December 7, 2016): Empowered by Trump Ohio legislature passes 'heartbeat' bill that would ban most abortions, by Sandy Somashekhar, The Ohio legislature has passed a bill that would ban abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat…
  • Dec 6

    Can 'Whole Woman's Health' Health' Help Push Back Attacks on Voting Rights?

    Can 'Whole Woman's Health' Health' Help Push Back Attacks on Voting Rights?
    Rewire (Dec. 6, 2016): Can 'Whole Woman's Health' Help Push Back Attacks on Voting Rights? by Jessica Mason Pieklo: One of the most interesting aspects of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt was the Supreme Court's willingness to scrutinize…
Rank this Week: 2550

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/
  • Dec 8

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Frederick Douglass' Interracial Marriage

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Frederick Douglass' Interracial Marriage
    I have been blogging, chapter by chapter, about my new book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton & the Feminist Foundations of Family Law (NYU Press 2016). Chapter 1 was "What Do You Women Want?" on marital property reform and Chapter 2…
  • Dec 8

    New Podcasts on Women in the Law from Law School Transparency

    New Podcasts on Women in the Law from Law School Transparency
    The new podcasts on Women in the Law have been released. From their summary: Over six weeks, this podcast mini-series will advance the conversation on the many challenges, both professional and personal, that women continue to face as members…
  • Dec 6

    Stanton, Feminism & the Family:  “The whole question of women’s rights turns on the pivot of the marriage relation.”

    Stanton, Feminism & the Family:  “The whole question of women’s rights turns on the pivot of the marriage relation.”
    I have been blogging, chapter by chapter, about my new book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton & the Feminist Foundations of Family Law (NYU Press 2016). Chapter 1 was "What Do You Women Want?" on marital property reform. Today, is chapter…
Rank this Week: 2385

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/
  • Dec 7

    NYC provisionals get “Qualified Incumbents Exam”

    NYC provisionals get “Qualified Incumbents Exam”
    Governor Cuomo signed a bill to allow provisional City workers a one time opportunity to take a “Qualified Incumbents Exam” and become permanent in their title.  This exam would be given as long as there were no upcoming open…
  • Nov 19

    NO CREDIT FOR TIME TEACHING UNDER A DIFFERENT LICENSE Article 78 appeal denied

    NO CREDIT FOR TIME TEACHING UNDER A DIFFERENT LICENSE Article 78 appeal denied
      The question presented in this Article 78 appeal: Would a teacher be able to apply time served on very different license to calculate whether they are beyond probationary status? In this article 78 case of which sought to annul…
  • Nov 15

    CPLR Article 75 suit to overturn Education Law 3020-a decision denied.

    CPLR Article 75 suit to overturn Education Law 3020-a decision denied.
    In this article 75 petition to vacate the determination of an arbitrator  which is made pursuant to New York State Education Law section 3020 – a The arbitrators’ from that ensued in seven appropriate, with professional, or…
Rank this Week: 1775

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: 1795

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/
  • Dec 5

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’
    I’m one of the more than 500 signatories to this letter in which UM faculty take a stand against hatred, intimidation, and a “post-truth” world. The letter was written by members of the English Department. Media coverage in…
  • Dec 5

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily
    Donald Trump wants to ‘close up’ the Internet: In a speech at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Trump referenced the use by ISIS of social media as a recruitment tool. He recommended a discussion…
  • Dec 5

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like
    Miamians Are Going on Twitter to Ask Donald Trump to Deport Their Exes. According to the New Times, “dozens of folks,” many in the Miami area, are tweeting addresses and photos, some cc’ing the police, in the hopes of…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
  • Nov 28

    This Won't End Well

    This Won't End Well
    It is too often true in the trenches of criminal defense that if our clients were good at making decisions they wouldn't be our clients.Case in point:  Dylan Roof.  Charged with killing 9 African Americans at the Emanuel…
  • Nov 28

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine
    He's competent.  That is, and per the statutory language, he is able "to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him [and] to assist properly in his defense."So says the judge.  The guy was evaluated and…
Rank this Week: 305

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 3

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)
    On September 28, 2016, I audio-taped a 55-minute makeup class on Congressional abrogation of the 11th Amendment, including Kimel, Garrett and Hibbs. The class concluded with an important treaty power case, Missouri v. Holland. I hope you find…
  • Nov 28

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)
    On October 5, 2016, I audio-taped a 55 minute makeup class on presidential power, including the Steel Seizure, Curtiss-Wright and Dames & Moore cases. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online (no video content):…
  • Nov 21

    State Action, Color of Law and Section 1983

    State Action, Color of Law and Section 1983
    I blogged on February 19, 2015, about the Fourteenth Amendment’s state action requirement. Much earlier, on November 29, 2009, I blogged about the seminal section 1983 decision in Monroe v. Pape and its ruling that, where state…
Rank this Week: 903

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/
  • Dec 2

    Appellate Division upholds retaliation findings in SDHR case, but with low damage

    Appellate Division upholds retaliation findings in SDHR case, but with low damage
    We all know about the EEOC, the federal agency that investigates and tries to resolve employment discrimination cases. Less well-known is the State Division of Human Rights, the EEOC's counterpart in New York State. Some people file with the…
  • Nov 30

    Police directive to leave the building in a certain way does not violate Constitution

    Police directive to leave the building in a certain way does not violate Constitution
    The police arrested plaintiff's designated driver and told him to leave his friend's apartment and to leave the neighborhood. They even told him to walk a different direction down the street. When he followed the police's directive, plaintiff…
  • Nov 23

    Sexual harassment against inmate may violate the Constitution

    Sexual harassment against inmate may violate the Constitution
    You can't just smack the inmates around. The Constitution forbids it. The inmate in this case filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, which dismissed the case because the judge said he alleged isolated but "despicable" incidents…
Rank this Week: 406

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
  • Nov 30

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney
    David Bulitt, a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s family law practice and our Assistant Managing Director, has just written his second novel that will be published on January 27, 2017. The novel draws extensively both from…
  • Nov 28

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting
    On December 6 and December 7, the nearly 13,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents most of the workers at the D.C. Metro transit system, (WMATA) will hold a meeting at which they will have an opportunity to…
  • Nov 10

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?
    On September 22, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of our clients in their battle over membership and control of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc., a large, nationally-known church located in Landover, Maryland.…
Rank this Week: 829

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2214

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Nov 29

    Bloomberg Articles on Age Discrimination in Employment

    Bloomberg Articles on Age Discrimination in Employment
    I am excited to be quoted in a series of excellent articles addressing the problem of age discrimination in employment published today by Bloomberg’s Daily Labor Report. The main article, by Patrick Dorrian, J.D.,…
  • Oct 10

    Appeals Court Rules Job Applicants Can’t Sue for Age Discrimination

    Appeals Court Rules Job Applicants Can’t Sue for Age Discrimination
    A federal appeals court has ruled that job applicants cannot sue an employer for promulgating policies and practices that discriminate in hiring on the basis of age. The ruling is a major setback for victims of age discrimination in hiring,…
  • Oct 3

    Federal Courts Protect Big Law Firms From Competition

    Federal Courts Protect Big Law Firms From Competition
    The sad reality is that most victims of illegal employment discrimination have no realistic means of redress. This is because our court system is absurdly antiquated and has not changed appreciably since it declared itself the place…
Rank this Week: 2039

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/
  • Nov 28

    Speaking up, and being censored

    Speaking up, and being censored
    Last week, a column that I submitted was rejected by a publication for which I've written for nearly a decade. This was the first time one of my submissions was rejected even though my columns have occasionally delved into political territory…
  • Oct 12

    How Lawyers Are Using Technology In 2016

    How Lawyers Are Using Technology In 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How Lawyers Are Using Technology In 2016 Every year the International Legal Technology Association releases the ILTA/InsideLegal Technology…
  • Oct 6

    Snapchat for Litigator

    Snapchat for Litigator
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Snapchat for Litigators Snapchat: it’s not just for kids anymore. Snapchat has grown quickly since its launch in 2012 and now has more…
Rank this Week: 2323

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    Wills and Estate Planning

    Wills and Estate Planning
    Wills and Estate PlanningSAVE MONEY AND PROVIDE FOR YOUR LOVED ONESAs average Americans, we work 80,000 hours in a lifetime, or 45 to 55 years. In spite of all the resources and assets we earn, the vast majority of us do not take the time to…
  • Nov 21

    Guardianship of Disabled Adult

    Guardianship of Disabled Adult
    Guardianship of Disabled AdultsKenneth Vercammens Office represents persons seeking legal Guardianship of a Parent or Adult Family Member.Occasionally an individual can not manage his or her life as a result of a mental or physical…
  • Nov 20

    Ten Estate Planning Ideas for Divorced or Separated Person

    Ten Estate Planning Ideas for Divorced or Separated Person
    Ten Estate Planning Ideas for Divorced or Separated PersonsUnder the law in New Jersey, if a person dies without a Will and without children, their spouse will inherit all assets, even if they are separated from the spouse. In addition, if…
Rank this Week: 708

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • Nov 23

    "The Canary-Blind Constitution: Must Government Ignore Racial Inequality?"

    "The Canary-Blind Constitution: Must Government Ignore Racial Inequality?"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui, the abstract of which states: What causes black infants to die at two to three times the rate of white infants and what can be done...
  • Nov 22

    "The Challenges of 'Improving' the Modern Death Penalty"

    "The Challenges of 'Improving' the Modern Death Penalty"
    The title of this post comes from this intriguing paper by Professor Douglas Berman, the abstract of which states: In his dissent in McCleskey v. Kemp, Justice William Brennan turned a famous phrase that has long resonated with criminal…
  • Oct 26

    "The Consequences of Disparate Policing: Evaluating Stop-and Frisk as a Modality of Urban Policing"

    "The Consequences of Disparate Policing: Evaluating Stop-and Frisk as a Modality of Urban Policing"
    The title of this post comes from this piece by Professor Aziz Huq now available on SSRN. The abstract states: Beginning in the 1990s, police departments in major American cities started aggressively deploying pedestrian stops and frisks in…
Rank this Week: 2672

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Nov 22

    Accessibility Defense ranks among top litigation blogs and other news.

    Accessibility Defense ranks among top litigation blogs and other news.
    Our blog ranked fifth among litigation blogs in this year’s poll by the Expert Institute. Thanks to all our subscribers for voting for us. Please keep in touch with your suggestions so we can continue to provide the best and most…
  • Nov 20

    A couple of quick hits on the ADA, the internet, and public restroom

    A couple of quick hits on the ADA, the internet, and public restroom
    Three interesting decisions, and a news report were published last week that deserve attention, but really don’t need a lengthy discussion. First, in Natl. Assn. of the Deaf v. Harvard U.,  2016 WL 6540446, at *2 (D.…
  • Nov 14

    Good news and a sobering reminder about “sober homes” and the FHA

    Good news and a sobering reminder about “sober homes” and the FHA
    The Department of Justice and Housing and Urban Development have just issued a guidance document concerning sober homes and other types of group living arrangements. It should help provide some clarity to cities and towns still wrestling with…
Rank this Week: 2708

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic
    Many political scientists and other experts contend that reliable demographic information regarding the 2016 election does not yet exist. The scarcity of definitive data, however, has not deterred... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 121

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

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

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 10

    Why You Should Not Plead Guilty Based Solely on a Presumptive Drug Test

    Why You Should Not Plead Guilty Based Solely on a Presumptive Drug Test
    Chicago drug convictions may be based on bad evidence A recent article [1] in the Washington Post discussed the practice of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Nevada criminal justice system of relying on drug field test…
  • Nov 9

    Wells Fargo Under Fire for Fraud

    Wells Fargo Under Fire for Fraud
    Wells Fargo and Its Advisors Under Investigation by Regulators and State Attorneys General Over the past two months, Wells Fargo has gone from a large banking institution with branches on every corner of the United States to one under…
  • Apr 28

    Follow the firm on social media!

    Follow the firm on social media!
    For the latest news and informatino on the law and how it relates to your rights, as well as updates on Law Offices of R. Tamara de Silva, connect with the firm on social media. Connect with the firm…
Rank this Week: 2891

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

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

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Nov 10

    Big Data and Privacy…

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

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

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

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
Rank this Week: 352

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    NY Court of Appeals Holds that Yoga Instructors Can Be Independent Contractor

    NY Court of Appeals Holds that Yoga Instructors Can Be Independent Contractor
    I usually blog about New Jersey unemployment cases and determinations but there is an interesting case that was just decided in New York that is worth noting. Although the legal standard for entitlement to unemployment benefits differs…
  • Oct 4

    NJ Supreme Court Case Makes it More Difficult to Reduce Jury Emotional Distress Damage Award

    NJ Supreme Court Case Makes it More Difficult to Reduce Jury Emotional Distress Damage Award
    In a recent employment discrimination case, Cuevas v. Wentworth Group, the NJ Supreme Court upheld the jury’s award of emotional distress damages to the Plaintiffs, Ramon and Jeffrey Cuevas, two brothers who suffered derogatory and…
  • Sep 29

    Written Warning Could be an Adverse Employment Action under the NJLAD

    Written Warning Could be an Adverse Employment Action under the NJLAD
    The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that a written warning, if part of a system of progressive discipline, may constitute an adverse employment action under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”), which in…
Rank this Week: 1055

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

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

    Work to be done

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

    Happy birthday

    Happy birthday
    to Dr. John Raible.
  • Feb 1

    The sweet taste of change

    The sweet taste of change
    This is the “Skipper Mix,” made by Haribo.  Except hopefully some of the faces will be removed after consumer complaints.  I can only hope.  Because how long does it fucking take anyway? Via Indian Country Today.
Rank this Week: 878

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Nov 8

    Signing Off

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

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

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

    My Commencement Speech

    My Commencement Speech
    It’s that time of the year again when universities call on dignitaries and luminaries to give commencement speeches to their students.  Most of these speeches will be rambling, pointless and sleep-inducing.  Others less…
Rank this Week: 1164

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/
  • Nov 2

    Hooray! Qld to allow same sex couples, singles to adopt

    Hooray! Qld to allow same sex couples, singles to adopt
    Last night the Queensland Parliament passed amendments to the State's Adoption Act 2009 to allow same sex couples, singles and those undergoing fertility treatment to be eligible to adopt. This was an historic moment. For the first time in…
  • Oct 18

    Australia's human rights commissioners call for equal marriage

    Australia's human rights commissioners call for equal marriage
    Yesterday Australia's human right commissioners- both for Australia and all the States and Territories called for equal marriage laws. The commissioners, who comprise the Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities, said: <!--[if gte…
  • Oct 17

    Well that was no surprise! Now wait for the muddling before we have equal marriage

    Well that was no surprise! Now wait for the muddling before we have equal marriage
    What was surprising was not that the ALP in effect killed off the plebiscite, but that the ALP caucus, which was always geared to have a conscience vote on gay marriage, at least until 2019, voted unanimously against the plebiscite. This…
Rank this Week: 1359

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

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

    Law and Emergency as Mutually Reinforcing Paradigm

    Law and Emergency as Mutually Reinforcing Paradigm
    Forthcoming from SUNY Press is Yoav Mehozay’s Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency: The Fluid Jurisprudence of the Israeli Regime. From the description:Contemporary debates on states of emergency have focused on whether law…
  • Oct 15

    Critical Moments in the History of Juridical Space

    Critical Moments in the History of Juridical Space
    Routledge has published Leif Dahlberg’s Spacing Law and Politics: The Constitution and Representation of the Juridical. From the description:Examining the inherent spatiality of law, both theoretically and as social practice, this book…
  • Oct 4

    Literary Depictions of Anticolonial Insurgency in the Caucasu

    Literary Depictions of Anticolonial Insurgency in the Caucasu
    Yale University Press has published Rebecca Gould’s Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus. From the description:Spanning the period between the end of the Russo-Caucasian War and the death of the first female…
Rank this Week: 1531

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    Why Australia will not recognize Indigenous customary Law

    Why Australia will not recognize Indigenous customary Law
    From The ConversationWhile the Australian Law Reform Commissions’s 1986 report on the use of customary law for Aboriginal people was a great initiative, it was, in hindsight, a notion well before its time. Although 30 years have elapsed…
  • Apr 17

    Book Review: The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

    Book Review: The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
    Book review by Genevieve Valentine of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, by Andres Resendez "In 1839, Captain John Sutter arrived in California and began acquiring Native American slaves from…
  • Nov 27

    US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy intervenes in Native Hawaiian Election

    US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy intervenes in Native Hawaiian Election
    Justice Kennedy has intervened in a Native Hawaiian election concerning Native Hawaiian governmental relations. The case contesting the elections had been ruled against by the District Court and the Court of Appeals, saying it was a private…
Rank this Week: 1003

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
Rank this Week: 687

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 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
  • Jun 2

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?
    An important case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that could cause significant harm to children across the nation who need special education services, or it could raise the bar for children with disabilities in areas that currently…
  • May 23

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying
    I’ve posted about such incidents before, but another one has hit the national news. The facts as alleged seem sadly typical:  A student is repeatedly bullied over a long period of time by a group of students; the bullying is…
Rank this Week: 1213

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

Covers economic security and opportunity, health care justice, housing justice and legal aid. By the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
  • Jun 29

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

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

    Despite Ongoing Budget Impasse, Progress Against Poverty in Illinoi

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

    Justice = Love

    Justice = Love
    The following spoken-word essay was delivered at the opening of the Shriver Center’s 2016 benefit on June 14, 2016, by Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, Community Justice Staff Attorney at the Shriver Center. I would like to start this evening…
Rank this Week: 3702

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

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

    Another discussion with Ashleigh Banfield…

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

    I appeared on Ashleigh Banfield's Legal…

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

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

    North Carolina lawmaker dismisses U.S. deadline to change bathroom law
    Republican leaders in North Carolina on Thursday refused to back down from a law regulating which restrooms can be used by transgender people after the federal government told the state the law violated the U.S. Civil Rights Act.The…
Rank this Week: 1659

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

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

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

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

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 557

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

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

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

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say

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

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

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

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
Rank this Week: 834

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jan 24

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice

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

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old

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

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context
    That refusing to respond to questions does not justify an arrest for obstruction of governmental administration (OGA) has just been affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. It's sort of an important decision. Many of the routine civil…
Rank this Week: 1809

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

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

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 2840

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

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

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Jan 18

    Moving to a New Website

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

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard

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

    Unilateral Contract Case Study

    Unilateral Contract Case Study
    A local news program reported recently a woman in the Phoenix metro area is offering $1,000 to anyone who can prove the claims in Proposition 104. Sounds like a fun way to possibly make a grand.  But is this a legally enforceable…
Rank this Week: 2435

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

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

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Oct 28

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

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

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage

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

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context
    If the alleged abuse happened in a country where reporting protocol is not established—or you have a multi-jurisdictional nightmare—or abuse that is historic—it may not be clear whether and how to report. All reports…
Rank this Week: 3594

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: 1976

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: 4924