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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/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 16

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 20

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
  • Jan 5

    Trump’s CIA Pick Must Disavow Torture – and Commit to Upholding the Law

    Trump’s CIA Pick Must Disavow Torture – and Commit to Upholding the Law
    By Ann Burroughs, Chair of AIUSA’s Board of Directors Donald Trump has made it clear he wants bring back torture. “We should go much stronger than waterboarding,” he said last year, calling it “your minor form”…
  • Dec 16

    Amnesty International: Shareholder Activist

    Amnesty International: Shareholder Activist
    By Simon Billenness, Business and Human Rights Thematic Specialist and Paul Paz y Mino, Andean Countries Specialist Did you know Amnesty International USA is a long-time shareholder activist? This week, Amnesty International USA joined the…
  • Dec 15

    Defending Human Rights & the Trump Administration: The Front Line Moves to Washington, DC

    Defending Human Rights & the Trump Administration: The Front Line Moves to Washington, DC
    Next month Congress will get to interview nominees for the incoming Trump administration. These cabinet nominees are important indicators as to whether his administration will be uphold and protect human rights or whether the inflammatory…
Rank this Week: 49

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Aguilar v. Lemke, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2526 (ND IL, Jan. 5, 2017), an Illinois federal district court allowed an inmate to move ahead with his claim that his placement in segregation in violation of his due process rights resulted in…
  • Jan 15

    Indiana RFRA Not Defense To Tax Evasion

    Indiana RFRA Not Defense To Tax Evasion
    In Tyms-Bey v. State of Indiana, (IN App., Jan. 13, 2017), an Indiana appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, held that a state RFRA defense cannot be raised in a tax evasion prosecution.  According to the majority opinion:as a matter of law…
  • Jan 14

    NJ Court Upholds Historic Preservation Funds To Churches In State Constitutional Challenge

    NJ Court Upholds Historic Preservation Funds To Churches In State Constitutional Challenge
    In Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, (NJ Super., Jan 9, 2017), a New Jersey trial court upheld a county's allowing churches to be among those receiving grants from the county's Historic…
Rank this Week: 88

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Jan 12

    Watergate On Fire -- Time For A New Metaphor

    Watergate On Fire -- Time For A New Metaphor
    It can't be a coincidence that the Watergate office caught fire on the same day that Donald Trump gave a press conference in which he: (1) bullied the press; (2) sidestepped questions about whether his staff had contact with Russia during the…
  • Jan 11

    In Like A Lion . . .

    In Like A Lion . . .
    Watching Obama's farewell address, I was brought back to eight years ago when I was in a Nevada hotel, weeping with joy while watching his acceptance speech.  I can recall the enormous relief that the Bush nightmare was over. …
  • Jan 10

    Ethical Republican Is An Oxymoron

    Ethical Republican Is An Oxymoron
    My philosophy professor in college, Richard Sugarman, found it ironic that the government had to have an Ethics Department.  It has been a very long time but if I can correctly recall, his view was…
Rank this Week: 222

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: 405

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/
  • Jan 10

    Pregnancy and the Brain

    Pregnancy and the Brain
    New York Times (Dec. 19, 2016): Pregnancy Changes the Brain in Ways That May Help Mothering, by Pam Belluck: A recent study notes that pregnancy works changes in the brain, specifically in the part that perceives the feelings of others....
  • Jan 4

    Americas' Highest Court Holds Forced Sterilization Violates Human Right

    Americas' Highest Court Holds Forced Sterilization Violates Human Right
    International Justice Center Resource Center (January 3, 2016): IACtHR Holds Bolivia Responsible for Forced Sterilization in Landmark Judgment: Last week, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held that sterilization of a woman without…
  • Jan 3

    The first steps toward over-the-counter birth control in the US are finally underway

    The first steps toward over-the-counter birth control in the US are finally underway
    Vox (December 30, 2016): The first steps toward over-the-counter birth control in the US are finally underway, by Emily Crockett: A French drug company is planning to apply to the FDA for approval of over-the-counter birth control. The…
Rank this Week: 353

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 410

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: 700

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 903

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 14

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law
    Some true stories:A judge told me (off the record) that when it comes down to it, he finds cops more credible than lay witnesses.Another judge told me (off the record) that if it had been a DUI he'd have granted the defendant's motion and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 850

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: 655

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: 900

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: 492

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 545

The Niqabi Paralegal

The Niqabi Paralegal

Covers legal issues facing Muslims in the United States.

http://www.niqabiparalegal.com/
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Sep 20

    at long last

    at long last
    A little over three years ago, I wrote:
Rank this Week: 797

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jan 15

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment
    One baffling aspect of the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB), a model state  law proposed by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), is that it continues to require bullying victims to establish a higher degree of harm than is…
  • Jan 12

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence
    How does a discrimination victim get evidence of discrimination when his or her case is summarily dismissed without a hearing? This was the issue in a recent case before the EEOC where a Maintenance Mechanic filed a complaint…
  • Jan 4

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment
    Fox News has gone from being the stolid and leading voice of conservatism in the United States to a network wracked with turmoil. This week, it was announced that Fox  is losing it’s leading on-air female…
Rank this Week: 1752

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/
  • Jan 15

    Reed Brody and Juan Mendez appointed to join the International Commission of Jurist

    Reed Brody and Juan Mendez appointed to join the International Commission of Jurist
    By Lauren E. Bartlett This week the International Commission of Jurists announced the election of five new commissioners, including Reed Brody and Juan Mendez. The International Commission of Jurists is made up of 60 judges and lawyers from…
  • Jan 12

    Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

    Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy
    Next month the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy will assemble human rights activists from all over the world. Each year the summit is held on the eve of the UN's Human Rights Council's annual session. The conference website...
  • Jan 11

    The Death of Treaty Supremacy

    The Death of Treaty Supremacy
    In an insightful new blog posting, Professor David Sloss describes the historical context for the current crabbed interpretation of the Supremacy Clause's role in incorporating international law into US jurisprudence, and challenges us to…
Rank this Week: 1645

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/
  • Jan 13

    Search Warrant Issued For Amazon Echo Data

    Search Warrant Issued For Amazon Echo Data
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Search Warrant Issued For Amazon Echo Data Amazon Echo has been around for a few years now. But last week was the first time it was reported…
  • Jan 3

    Email Tracking: Is It Ethical For Lawyers?

    Email Tracking: Is It Ethical For Lawyers?
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Email Tracking: Is It Ethical For Lawyers? Lawyers have been using email for more than two decades now. Years ago, in the early 1990s, most…
  • Dec 21

    2016 Holiday Gift Guide For The Tech-Savvy Lawyer

    2016 Holiday Gift Guide For The Tech-Savvy Lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 2016 Holiday Gift Guide For The Tech-Savvy Lawyer It’s hard to believe, but 2016 is about to draw to a close. And you know what that…
Rank this Week: 2207

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: 4727

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/
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up
    Ringing in the new year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its data on prisoners in the United States in 2015. After rising consistently for about four decades, the U.S. prison population (state and federal combined)…
  • Dec 28

    Sentencing and Disgust

    Sentencing and Disgust
    Sixty years in prison may seem like a long time for a crime not involving homicide, but such was the term Nathan Brown received in the Northern District of New York for producing and possessing child pornography. Brown’s sentence was…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3121

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/
  • Jan 11

    EEOC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment

    EEOC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAN 10, 2017 EEOC SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PROPOSED ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE ON HARASSMENT WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it has voted to release for public input a…
  • Jan 11

    Woman Denied Abortion While in Jail Sue

    Woman Denied Abortion While in Jail Sue
    USA Today, Woman, denied abortion while in jail, sues Tenn. sheriff A Tennessee sheriff is named in a civil lawsuit after he denied a 29-year-old inmate access to an abortion, saying the woman's life was not in danger and her...<img…
  • Jan 10

    Rediscovering Queen Victoria as a Feminist Icon

    Rediscovering Queen Victoria as a Feminist Icon
    Queen Victoria is trending these days with 2 new books and an upcoming TV series. I have just finished both books, the fictional Victoria by Daisy Goodwin and the non-fiction Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird. I am always…
Rank this Week: 1644

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 9

    When It Comes to Gender Equity in Workplace Activities, Shoot for Total Parity

    When It Comes to Gender Equity in Workplace Activities, Shoot for Total Parity
    This past week, a news story appeared in New Jersey that caught my eye. It was the story of an eighth grade female basketball player at St. Theresa’s school in Union County. Admittedly, the story initially piqued my interest because it…
  • Dec 30

    The Last of Our List of New Employment Laws Effective January 2017

    The Last of Our List of New Employment Laws Effective January 2017
    We are just rounding out our list of new employment laws before the clock strikes midnight tomorrow. If you missed the first two parts of our list of new laws, you can find them here and here. It seems that we are not done with sick leave…
  • Dec 29

    The End is Nigh

    The End is Nigh
    The end of the year, that is.  Although given the number of celebrity deaths in the last week, I think some people might be reading that headline a little more broadly.  We are not making doomsday predictions, however. Back in the…
Rank this Week: 1711

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 9

    Abusive ADA serial litigation – bad plaintiffs don’t excuse ADA violation

    Abusive ADA serial litigation – bad plaintiffs don’t excuse ADA violation
    A December 30 opinion from the Eastern District of New York should remind businesses that the obligation to comply with the ADA does not depend on the moral quality of the plaintiff. While judges do not like plaintiffs and lawyers who…
  • Dec 30

    ADA reform: neither complaints nor pre-suit notice will solve the problem.

    ADA reform: neither complaints nor pre-suit notice will solve the problem.
    Sixty Minutes and Forbes have now weighed in on the serial litigation crisis that threatens small businesses sued for often innocent or trivial ADA violations. Congress is gearing up once again to require pre-suit notice, a change…
  • Dec 13

    Dialing for Dollars – City Vision and Fair Housing Advocates seek greener pasture

    Dialing for Dollars – City Vision and Fair Housing Advocates seek greener pasture
    In the last several weeks we’ve gotten calls from attorneys and industry groups in several states about Patrick Coleman’s company, “Fair Housing Advocates,”  filing significant numbers of HUD multiple complaints…
Rank this Week: 2640

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/
  • Jan 8

    I'm sorry, Shan Ju Lin, I don't want to be treated like a patient

    I'm sorry, Shan Ju Lin, I don't want to be treated like a patient
    About 40 or so years ago, the routine treatment for gays in the army in Australia, besides dishonourable discharge, was to ensure that they received psychiatric treatment, which included being held in custody, then electric shock treatment,…
  • Jan 7

    13 January last day submssions to Senate committee about marriage bill

    13 January last day submssions to Senate committee about marriage bill
    13 January is the last day to make submissions to a Senate Committee about the Government's exposure draft Bill to amend the Marriage Act. This is the draft, if ever there is to be the plebiscite, that the Government is saying it wants to put…
  • Jan 7

    Qld: submissions close 16 Jan to get rid of gay panic defence

    Qld: submissions close 16 Jan to get rid of gay panic defence
    Submissions close on 16 January to a Queensland Parliamentary inquiry to get rid of gay panic defence in Queensland. In 2015, Queensland , along with South Australia, was urged by then Human Rights Commissioner (and now Federal Liberal MP)…
Rank this Week: 1542

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Jan 4

    Coming Soon to Philadelphia: No More Questioning Applicants’ Wage History

    Coming Soon to Philadelphia: No More Questioning Applicants’ Wage History
    The Philadelphia City Council recently passed Bill No. 160840, a wage equity ordinance (the “Ordinance”), that will amend Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit employers or employment agencies from inquiring…
  • Dec 27

    PA Employers Must Pay Unemployment Taxes Electronically in 2017

    PA Employers Must Pay Unemployment Taxes Electronically in 2017
    The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced that all employers in the Commonwealth will be required to pay their share of unemployment compensation taxes online.  The new rule takes effect January 1, 2017 and…
  • Dec 13

    How to Keep Your Holiday Party off of the Naughty List

    How to Keep Your Holiday Party off of the Naughty List
    With the holiday season officially upon us, many employers are finalizing plans to host a party for their employees.  These festivities offer a time for colleagues to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, to extend season’s…
Rank this Week: 1330

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/
  • Jan 3

    Some Privileges & Immunities action for y'all

    Some Privileges &amp; Immunities action for y'all
    The Privileges and Immunities Clause of the U.S. Constitution does not get much attention these days, but you can challenge state laws and regulations under that Clause if you are an out-of-stater and the state treats in-state people more…
  • Dec 30

    Ferrari's Farraari

    Ferrari's Farraari
    This due process case is interesting because the Court of Appeals vacated a plaintiff's verdict and entered judgment for the County of Suffolk. The case is also interesting because the plaintiff's last name is Ferrari, and the case stems from…
  • Dec 29

    Employment retaliation 101

    Employment retaliation 101
    This case provides a good introduction into how employment discrimination cases are decided in the Second Circuit. The plaintiff alleges retaliation for speaking out on financial abuses, and brings this action under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,…
Rank this Week: 4850

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 19

    Privilege against self incrimination not violated at NYS CSL sect 75 hearing

    Privilege against self incrimination not violated at NYS CSL sect 75 hearing
    After charges were filed and a hearing held before a hearing officer Petitioner filed an Article 78 suit claiming his privilege against self incrimination had been violated. The Appellate Division, Second Department wrote: “The…
  • Dec 14

    Plaintiff Failed to Comply with County Law 52 – Case Dismissed

    Plaintiff Failed to Comply with County Law 52 – Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff claimed improper termination from respondent County and alleged protection under civil service law section 75 – be the public sector whistleblower law.   Plaintiff failed to file a notice of claim as required by County…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1337

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
  • Dec 15

    Tips for Presenting the Strongest Possible Injury Claim

    Tips for Presenting the Strongest Possible Injury Claim
      On its web site, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) provides a very brief summary of what to do if you, as a driver, are involved in an automobile accident[1].  While the three tips given on the MVA website have some…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1709

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 14

    My Lecture on the Supreme Court, Free Speech and Hate Speech (Audio)

    My Lecture on the Supreme Court, Free Speech and Hate Speech (Audio)
    One of my most popular posts is Know Your Constitution (5): Free Speech and Hate Speech, which was published on December 4, 2013, and can be found here: https://nahmodlaw.com/2013/12/04/know-your-constitution-5-free-speech-and-hate-speech/…
  • 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):…
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Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

http://nostrumremedium.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Hong Kong Surveillance Film and Hitchcock’s Rear Window Ethic

    Hong Kong Surveillance Film and Hitchcock’s Rear Window Ethic
    Forthcoming from Stanford University Press is Karen Fang’s Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film. From the description:When Ridley Scott envisioned Blade Runner’s set as “Hong Kong on a bad day,” he nodded…
  • 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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: 4837

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: 4665

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: 4139

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: 1242

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: 1341

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: 1876

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: 3859

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: 1141

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: 2231

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: 2105