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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/
  • May 5

    Avira Does Not Play Nice With GCal Under IE11

    Avira Does Not Play Nice With GCal Under IE11
    For the record: under Win 7, IE 11, the Avira antivirus browser plugin causes Google’s calendar site, GCal, to freeze up and do other strange things. Using just Avira real-time protection, the main anti-virus program, does not cause the…
  • May 5

    Clinton Attack: Salvo 2

    Clinton Attack: Salvo 2
    Another doozy.
  • May 5

    Clipper Chip on Ebay

    Clipper Chip on Ebay
    A guy is selling a T TSD 3600 Pair Clipper Chip Version New in Box Unused on E-Bay. I have a birthday coming up, but the asking price is $250, which is just a bit too expensive. And I imagine … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 10

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    Lawsuit Charges Restaurant With Discriminating Against Muslim Patron

    Lawsuit Charges Restaurant With Discriminating Against Muslim Patron
    The Orange County Register reported yesterday on the messy facts surrounding a discrimination lawsuit filed by 7 Muslim women against a Laguna Beach, California restaurant.  On April 22, the women, most of whom were wearing hijabs, were…
  • May 6

    Lawsuit Challenges School's Accommodation of Transgender Rights and DOE's Rule

    Lawsuit Challenges School's Accommodation of Transgender Rights and DOE's Rule
    In the escalating war over transgender rights, a lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Illinois this week by a group of  high school students and their parents challenging an agreement between a Cook County school district and…
  • May 6

    FFRF Sues House Chaplain Over Invocation Requirement

    FFRF Sues House Chaplain Over Invocation Requirement
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation yesterday filed suit in federal district court in Washington, D.C. against the U.S. House of Representatives, its Chaplain and other House officials.  The complaint (full text) in Barker v. House of…
Rank this Week: 24

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
  • May 5

    Sentenced to Eight Years in Jail for a Miscarriage

    Sentenced to Eight Years in Jail for a Miscarriage
    A 27-year-old woman, known as Belén to protect her identity, has spent the past two years in pre-trial detention accused of self-inducting a miscarriage. After the accusations, Belén was arrested by authorities because abortion…
  • May 4

    Why Gun Violence is a Human Rights Crisi

    Why Gun Violence is a Human Rights Crisi
    Human rights are protected and upheld by international and national laws and treaties. Yet in America, guns kill more than 30,000 men, women and children every single year.
  • May 4

    What If Eating Caused You Excruciating Pain? This Man’s Impossible Choice

    What If Eating Caused You Excruciating Pain? This Man’s Impossible Choice
    I just ate an apple. Later, I’ll try to resist the temptation to munch on crackers. I keep hearing about the importance of a “clean diet.” I think that means no crackers. Maybe carrots instead? As I make these decisions,…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 73

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: 79

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: 252

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 259

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 5

    Nepal Bans Surrogacy

    Nepal Bans Surrogacy
    New York Times (May 3, 2016): Fewer Surrogacy Options as Nepal Joins a Trend, by Rachel Abrams: Nepal has banned surrogacy after serving as a robust surrogacy destination for hopeful parents from around the world. Nepal became a popular…
  • May 4

    Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues Ireland

    Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues Ireland
    Irish Examiner (Mar. 20, 2016): Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues State, by Ann O'Loughlin: An asylum seeker who arrived in Ireland pregnant as a result of a kidnapping and rape in her country of origin but was refused an abortion...
  • May 3

    Woman Locked in Ward after Giving Birth

    Woman Locked in Ward after Giving Birth
    Center for Reproductive Rights Press Release (Apr. 1, 2016): Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria: With support from the Center for Reproductive Rights, an advocacy group has filed suit in...
Rank this Week: 291

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/
  • Apr 28

    Convention-al Wisdom: A Progressive Campaign Will Appeal To A Non-Neanderthal Electorate

    Convention-al Wisdom: A Progressive Campaign Will Appeal To A Non-Neanderthal Electorate
    "There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos." -- Jim HightowerHere we go.  The experts, pundits and insiders are beginning to suggest that Hillary Clinton, having sewn up the nomination by…
  • Apr 20

    Thanks For Playing, Bernie

    Thanks For Playing, Bernie
    I would seem to fit the demographic that has come out full throttle for Bernie Sanders -- I consider myself very progressive in my politics and live in Berkeley, California, very comfortably among my fellow progressives; I am a (relatively)…
  • Apr 11

    Down Ballot Blues: Hillary Clinton Can Better Help Democrats Take Back The Senate

    Down Ballot Blues: Hillary Clinton Can Better Help Democrats Take Back The Senate
    Assuming a Democrat wins the White House but the Senate remains in Republican hands, there will be no political revolution as Bernie Sanders promises and little of the relatively more incremental change that Hillary Clinton…
Rank this Week: 355

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 284

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
  • May 5

    New Article: “The Influence of Exile”

    New Article: “The Influence of Exile”
    New Article: Sara K. Rankin, The Influence of Exile, 76 Md. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2016).  Abstract below: Belonging is a fundamental human need. But human instincts are Janus-faced: equally strong is the drive to exclude. This…
  • Apr 28

    New Article: “Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act”

    New Article: “Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act”
    New Article: Francine J. Lipman & James Owens, Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act, 23 Geo. J. Poverty L. Pol’y 423 (2016).  Abstract below: In recent decades,…
  • Apr 26

    Worth Reading: “The life and times of Strider Wolf”

    Worth Reading: “The life and times of Strider Wolf”
    Worth Reading: Written by Sarah Schweitzer, Photos by Jessica Rinaldi, The life and times of Strider Wolf, Boston Globe, Nov. 2015.  Editor’s Note: the photos won a Pulitzer and the story is worth reading.
Rank this Week: 445

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

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

    USA Today Op-Ed: Federal Law Dooms Transgender Bathroom Ban

    USA Today Op-Ed: Federal Law Dooms Transgender Bathroom Ban
    Jillian Weiss weighed in on the recent spate of laws imposing transgender bathroom bans in an op-ed in USA Today:April 13, 2016: North Carolina recently became the first U.S. state to mandate discrimination against transgender people by…
  • Mar 26

    Case out of Connecticut federal court,…

    Case out of Connecticut federal court, holding that Title VII sex discrimination includes trans employees and denying summary judgment. (The Second Circuit surprisingly has no clear precedent on this yet.)…
  • Mar 25

    The no good, very bad week for LGBT American

    The no good, very bad week for LGBT American
    Jillian Weiss, a transgender advocate and law professor at Ramapo College, said “reassessment is always a useful exercise” in the wake of losses like those in Kansas and North Carolina. “There is also no question that…
Rank this Week: 407

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

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

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

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

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

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 449

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/
  • May 6

    2d Circuit says that some post trial motions may be filed out-of-time

    2d Circuit says that some post trial motions may be filed out-of-time
    This issue may put you to sleep, but if you are a federal litigator, you need to read this. The rules that we thought were etched in stone have been changed, and it has consequences for trial practice.The case is Legg v. County of Ulster,…
  • May 4

    Second Circuit reinstates pregnancy discrimination case

    Second Circuit reinstates pregnancy discrimination case
    The Court of Appeals has set forth the ground rules governing when an employer violates Title VII's prohibition against pregnancy discrimination, ruling that a correction officer who was denied light duty because of her pregnancy may proceed…
  • May 3

    2d Circuit places a limit on Title VII retaliation claim

    2d Circuit places a limit on Title VII retaliation claim
    Over the years, the case law interpreting Title VII's anti-retaliation clause has been favorable to plaintiffs who suffer retaliation for opposing discriminatory actions and policies in the workplace. But all winnings streaks have to end…
Rank this Week: 1007

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 5

    Doing it wrong with support animal requests – a lesson in reasonable accommodation from HUD

    Doing it wrong with support animal requests – a lesson in reasonable accommodation from HUD
    Just after posting yesterday’s blog on the perils of being ignorant in FHA matters I received a copy of a recent charge of discrimination showing how reasonable accommodation can be done wrong. You can read the complaint…
  • May 4

    Reasonable accommodation and the FHA – ignorance is not bli

    Reasonable accommodation and the FHA – ignorance is not bli
    Ignorance of the law is never a good idea. In a May 2, 2016 decision from the First Circuit it became clear that ignorance can be expensive. Castillo Condo. Ass’n v. U.S. Dep’t of Hous. & Urban Dev., 2016 WL 1732499…
  • May 2

    Education v. Litigation – HUD would rather fight than teach.

    Education v. Litigation – HUD would rather fight than teach.
    Today’s press release concerning HUD’s Fair Housing Initiative Program (“FHIP”) says all you need to know about HUD’s approach to eliminating housing discrimination. Out of more than $37 million dollars made…
Rank this Week: 1152

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/
  • May 4

    Will the real parents please stand up?

    Will the real parents please stand up?
    Almost every day, I have to advise clients about whether they are or they are not parents under the Family Law Act. Sometimes this is because they have undertaken surrogacy, or because they have had IVF. It was always so simple before the…
  • May 2

    Thank you to the 350,000 people who have viewed my blog!

    Thank you to the 350,000 people who have viewed my blog!
    When I started this blog back in 2007, I didn't know whether it would work and whether anyone would care for it. But I thought I would just give it a go and see what happened. As they say- suck it and see. To my amazement, Google say that…
  • Apr 26

    Baby Gammy judgment delivered

    Baby Gammy judgment delivered
    Just over a week ago, Chief Judge Thackray of the Family Court of Western Australia delivered the Baby Gammy judgment. Or to put it more accurately, delivered the Baby Pipah judgment. You remember the story. Mr Farnell (a convicted sex…
Rank this Week: 831

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: 860

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
  • Apr 28

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce
    You’ve been married around 25 years. Your children have become more self-sufficient or they’re gone. You shifted your attention back to your spouse, which led to a realization: you are really not happy in your marriage. Share:…
  • Apr 19

    Appellate Review

    Appellate Review
      Real Property – Retaliation Actions and Attorneys’ Fees Felicia Lockett v. Blue Ocean Bristol, LLC, No. 29, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Feb.  22, 2016). http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/coa/2016/29a15.pdfShare:…
  • Mar 17

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?
    On February 26, 2016, a coworker shot seventeen employees at a Kansas factory, three of whom were killed. While this was a high profile active shooting, unfortunately, it is not the only such workplace shooting.  As investigators piece…
Rank this Week: 1156

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/
  • Apr 25

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure
    Petitioner was a teacher of catering who resigned to take a chef’s position. Petitioner returned to a different school and was given a “U” rating and terminated. Petitioner filed an Article 78 petition without filing a…
  • Apr 25

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window
    NYPD Disqualification Often younger people most often men accumulate summones or moving violations for “loud exhaust” or “tinted windows”. These violations accumulate over time and may grow to 5, 10, 15 or even 20…
  • Mar 11

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”
      This is the question that was presented in Granelle v.  NYC. The candidate have a spinal condition known as spondylolisthesis. X-rays reveal this condition and he was disqualified from police officer.   After disqualification…
Rank this Week: 847

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

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

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 13

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice   By R. Tamara de Silva April 13, 2013                            Dr. Kermit Gosnell's…
Rank this Week: 1204

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

http://thewretchedoftheearth.blogspot.com
  • Mar 29

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 644

Prop 8 on Trial

Prop 8 on Trial

Covers the same-sex marriage trial. By Berkeley law students.

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September.
Rank this Week: 727

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: 976

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 908

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/
  • May 6

    The History of Mother's Day

    The History of Mother's Day
    Jane Stewart, Mothers' Day, 69 Journal of Education 210 (1908) Our annual calendar, it is generally conceded,, is so abundantly supplied with holidays and special observances and anniversaries that there scarcelv seems opportunity for an…
  • May 6

    The Truth About Mother's Day

    The Truth About Mother's Day
    Mother's Day. The feminist's friend or foe? Mother's Day's Dark History Why the Founder of Mother's Day Turned Against It Mother's Day is Steeped in Radical, Religious Feminism Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis The Mother's Day Myth: How we…
  • May 6

    Republican Motherhood

    Republican Motherhood
    The law provides that Mother's Day is a ... flag day? 36 USC 117 - Mother's Day (a)Designation.— The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day. (b)Proclamation.— The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling on United States…
Rank this Week: 1467

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/
  • May 5

    The Hidden Human Cost of the Flint Water Crisi

    The Hidden Human Cost of the Flint Water Crisi
    Imagine finding out that the contamination of your water was deliberate. And the perpetrator was your local government. Much more is at stake beyond the already significant physical health risks that the contamination brings. Along with the…
  • May 3

    Update: Review of U.S. by CRC Committee Upcoming

    Update: Review of U.S. by CRC Committee Upcoming
    by Jonathan Todres Although the United States stands alone as the only country that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), it has ratified two of the three Optional Protocols to the CRC – one...
  • May 2

    Human Rights at Sea

    Human Rights at Sea
    Last week, the UN's World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden, and the University of Genoa co-hosted a symposium on Migration at Sea. Topics ranged from the role of merchant ships in rescue operations to refugee reception procedures in the…
Rank this Week: 1500

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 5

    NLRB Rejects Employer’s Code of Conduct

    NLRB Rejects Employer’s Code of Conduct
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently rejected several “anti-bullying” provisions in a hospital’s employer handbook after finding they could interfere with workers’ rights to act to improve…
  • Apr 20

    ‘Transgender’ Now Accorded More Protection than ‘Age’

    ‘Transgender’ Now Accorded More Protection than ‘Age’
    There is a national movement going on right now to boycott states that force transgendered individuals to use the restrooms of their biological sex rather than their chosen identity. Many companies, including…
  • Mar 28

    Sexual Harassment Victims Forgotten in U.S. Supreme Court Appeal

    Sexual Harassment Victims Forgotten in U.S. Supreme Court Appeal
    One of the most outrageous court rulings in modern history may be the dismissal of a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by hundreds of female truck driver trainees against CRST Van Expedited Inc., which was then awarded  $4.7…
Rank this Week: 2437

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 5

    Gov. Christie Vetoes Equal Pay Bill

    Gov. Christie Vetoes Equal Pay Bill
    As reported by NJ.com, Governor Chris Christie has vetoed SB 992, a bill which sought to bar gender-based pay discrimination.  A full text of the proposed legislation may be read here.  The bill would have amended the New Jersey Law…
  • May 3

    United Airline CEO Gets Hefty Severance Package After Federal Investigation

    United Airline CEO Gets Hefty Severance Package After Federal Investigation
    As reported today by CNN, United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek received a severance package of over $36 million upon resigning from the company last September, amid a federal investigation into corruption involving the Port Authority of New York…
  • May 2

    NY MAYOR SIGNS LEGISLATION STRENGTHENING EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS UNDER NYC HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

    NY MAYOR SIGNS LEGISLATION STRENGTHENING EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS UNDER NYC HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
    On Monday, March 28, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed several bills amending the NYC Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). We are pleased because these amendments should ultimately provide employees more protection under the law. The…
Rank this Week: 4804

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: 4714

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    NCES Releases Digest of Education Statistics 2014 #Ed Stat

    NCES Releases Digest of Education Statistics 2014 #Ed Stat
    The National Center for Education Statistics of the Institute of Education Sciences has released the Digest of Education Statistics, 2014 (50th Edition). There is a ton of useful statistical data concerning all aspects of education.  You…
  • May 2

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Can a child be too bad for FAPE? See our ongoing series of posts on this blog. #IncarceratedStudents ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Apr 29

    Incarcerated Students & Special Ed Law- PartIV: Can a Student Be Too Bad for FAPE? #IncarcetatedStudent

    Incarcerated Students & Special Ed Law- PartIV: Can a Student Be Too Bad for FAPE? #IncarcetatedStudent
    OK as the weekly question that accompanies our series on students who have had a brush with the criminal law asks- can a child be too bad for FAPE?There is a little cited provision of the special education law.  Concerning children with…
Rank this Week: 1556

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 13

    Say It Plain

    Say It Plain
    I came across a video clip the other day.  It was shot inside a Florida Starbucks and showed a woman telling off the Governor there who had come inside the Starbucks with a retinue of aides and guards to, I … Continue reading…
  • Feb 19

    At Least We’re Not Earth

    At Least We’re Not Earth
    Here’s a premise for a movie: The Chinese become the first ones to discover the existence of alien life forms in outer space.  Without telling anyone they develop the capability to track down and capture these alien life forms and…
Rank this Week: 4122

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/
  • May 3

    Join Me In NYC On 5/9 At NASDAQ To Celebrate Law Day

    Join Me In NYC On 5/9 At NASDAQ To Celebrate Law Day
    Next week on May 9th I'll be in NYC with MyCase and the ABA. I hope you can join me to celebrate Law Day--with a focus on the importance of the Miranda decision and preserving our constitutional rights--at an event hosted by MyCase at NASDAQ…
  • Apr 29

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media I’ve written many times in the past about how lawyers can…
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Social Media in 2016 Social media has been part of our daily lives for nearly a decade. At first, many lawyers were skeptical,…
Rank this Week: 2233

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4826

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • Apr 30

    "Montgomery's Messy Trifecta"

    "Montgomery's Messy Trifecta"
    The title of this post comes from this essay by Professor Douglas Berman, the abstract of which states: Montgomery v. Louisiana arrived at the Supreme Court at the intersection of three conceptually challenging and jurisprudentially opaque…
  • Apr 27

    California Senate rejects bill seeking to curb racial disparities in sentencing for drug crime

    California Senate rejects bill seeking to curb racial disparities in sentencing for drug crime
    The Sacramento Bee's Alexei Koseff reports: Despite impassioned pleas by supporters to reverse a policy they argue has disproportionately hurt minorities, legislation to repeal sentencing enhancements for certain drug crimes fell short in the…
  • Apr 26

    "Freedom to Choose to Marry"

    "Freedom to Choose to Marry"
    The title of this post comes from this article by Professor Ruth Colker, the abstract of which states: This article argues that marriage equality should be understood to have three interrelated aspects. First, the two members of the couple…
Rank this Week: 1458

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
Rank this Week: 2870

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

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

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
Rank this Week: 3681

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 26

    DOL Issues New Employer’s Guide to FMLA

    DOL Issues New Employer’s Guide to FMLA
    The Department of Labor has issued guidance for employers on the FMLA.  The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act attempts to walk employers through the FMLA process, starting with determining who is a covered…
  • Apr 19

    Executive Order Bars Pennsylvania Contractors and Grantees from Discriminating Against LGBT Individual

    Executive Order Bars Pennsylvania Contractors and Grantees from Discriminating Against LGBT Individual
    (Many thanks to Christina, for her gracious invitation to join the blog as a regular contributor! -Brian) In the wake of controversy over efforts in North Carolina and other states to roll back legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual,…
  • Apr 15

    Are You Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?

    Are You Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?
    With the flu going around our office in the last few weeks, I have heard lots of talk in the workplace about sick days.  Not complaints that employees who are sick do not have time available as they have quite a bit of PTO time, more…
Rank this Week: 1323

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 7

    Toward Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

    Toward Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
    A Canadian perspective on the UN DRIP. Toward Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples The Declaration outlines best practices that nation-states ought to implement, enshrines the right of Indigenous peoples to be…
Rank this Week: 4995

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4313

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: 2357

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/
  • Mar 16

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing
    My paper on Wisconsin sentencing for Oxford Handbooks Online is now available.  Apologies for the paywall.  Here is the abstract: This essay provides an overview of sentencing policies and practices in the state of Wisconsin and…
  • Jan 30

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing
    The final version of my article “Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward ‘Truth in Sentencing'” is now available at the BYU Law Review website.  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock, this article is based…
  • Oct 4

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
Rank this Week: 4639

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    26 and Counting

    26 and Counting
    To what end, exactly?That's the question Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer asks today.  Actually, that's my phrasing. What Justice Pfeifer said is. The act begs the question: Why?The "act" was the court's order setting an…
  • Feb 16

    A Modest Proposal

    A Modest Proposal
    No, not Jonathan Swift's.  But you can draw your own conclusions.Antonin Scalia, that's Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, is dead.  He has, as John Cleese pointed out (albeit in a different context), "ceased to…
  • Feb 13

    Not a Eulogy - a Reminder

    Not a Eulogy - a Reminder
    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own…
Rank this Week: 4023

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    Record Number of False Convictions in 2015 – Who Says You Don’t Need the Best Lawyer You Can Afford!

    Record Number of False Convictions in 2015 – Who Says You Don’t Need the Best Lawyer You Can Afford!
    After 35 years practicing criminal defense, I am sometimes cynical about our system of justice. Prosecutors overcharge offenses in an attempt to prompt a plea from defendants. Defendants are seldom “presumed innocent” in the eyes…
  • Dec 16

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case
        We have joined with the Spence Law Firm out of Jackson, Woming and Paul Winward of Boise to represent the family of slain Council rancher Jack Yantis. An interview discussing the case is available from Channel 7 News here. Not…
  • Dec 16

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case
        We have joined with the Spence Law Firm out of Jackson, Woming and Paul Winward of Boise to represent the family of slain Council rancher Jack Yantis. An interview discussing the case is available from Channel 7 News here. Not…
Rank this Week: 1779

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: 2536

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: 1912