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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/
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
Rank this Week: 16

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 49

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    A Note On This Week's Publication Schedule

    A Note On This Week's Publication Schedule
    Religion Clause will be on a publication break on Monday and Tuesday.  Look for the next new postings on Tuesday night.
  • Apr 20

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Anna Su, Book Review: Separation Anxiety: The End of American Religious Freedom?, (Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming).Jonathan G. Burns, The Banking Sector in Post-Revolution Egypt: Is Islam the Solution?, (29 Banking &…
  • Apr 20

    Forfeited Iranian Charity's Building Will Be Sold; Iran Claims Religious Freedom Violation

    Forfeited Iranian Charity's Building Will Be Sold; Iran Claims Religious Freedom Violation
    On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York announced that the federal district court has approved a U.S. government settlement agreement (full text of stipulation) with holders of terrorism-related judgments…
Rank this Week: 67

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
  • Apr 18

    Immigration Enforcement Doesn't Belong in the Courthouse

    Immigration Enforcement Doesn't Belong in the Courthouse
    In a matter of minutes, I went from seeking justice, to bearing witness, to being racially profiled. My youngest son who is 3 years old often accompanies me as I do my duties as a minister member of our Mid-Kentucky Presbytery in Louisville.…
  • Apr 18

    What Captain America Has to Say About the NSA

    What Captain America Has to Say About the NSA
    SPOILER WARNING: This post discusses major plot points of the new Captain America movie. What is patriotism? Is it doing what the government says, or is it doing what you believe is true to the Constitution and American values? "Captain…
  • Apr 18

    The Government is Silencing Twitter and Yahoo, and It Won't Tell Us Why

    The Government is Silencing Twitter and Yahoo, and It Won't Tell Us Why
    The government is using shaky legal arguments to silence major Internet companies without giving them – or the public – the opportunity to respond. In three separate recent cases, the government has sent a grand jury subpoena to…
Rank this Week: 69

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: 82

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: 116

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

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

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • Apr 18

    California’s Proposed New Law (AB 1710) Would Hold Retailers Liable for Data Breache

    California’s Proposed New Law (AB 1710) Would Hold Retailers Liable for Data Breache
    Two California legislators have introduced legislation that would require the strictest measures in the nation from online retailers.  Assembly Bill 1710, introduced by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) and Assemblyman…
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According to the lawsuit, male employees…
  • Apr 1

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055
    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055The post Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055 appeared first on Individual Rights Blog - SOOFI | Legal Counsel.
Rank this Week: 128

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: 185

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 16

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time
    There was a time when I blogged almost every day.  Then, with a new job in an unfamiliar field requiring more of my energy and focus, I took a break.  Over the last year, I've slowly waded back in, and sporadically…
  • Mar 11

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?
    President Obama's dog has a twitter account.  It has over 15,000 followers.  How many actually believe that Bo is tweeting is unclear.  Twitter and other social media have become critical promotional tools for…
  • Mar 6

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
Rank this Week: 239

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By CUNY School of Law Professor Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 7

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion
    The Huffington Post: The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion, by Laura Bassett: . . . The proliferation of well-trained, regulated, legal abortion doctors in the last 40 years has led to "dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and…
  • Apr 6

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
    ThinkProgress: A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Who’s Pregnant With Twins Is Being Denied An Abortion In Senegal, by Tara Culp-Ressler: A 10-year old Senegalese girl who became pregnant with twins after being raped by a neighbor is being forced to…
  • Apr 4

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child
    ProPublica: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case, by Nina Martin: The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death...
Rank this Week: 286

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 350

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: 438

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/
  • Apr 8

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Tips on standing out in a competitive market." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tips on standing out in a competitive market I’m often asked — by lawyers and…
  • Apr 2

    How to reach legal consumers using online video

    How to reach legal consumers using online video
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "How to reach legal consumers using online video." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How to reach legal consumers using online video By now, most lawyers understand the power…
  • Mar 20

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life Since we all spend so much…
Rank this Week: 399

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/
  • Apr 18

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then
    I need to tell you a story today, illustrated with real photographs.It’s about this woman.  Her name is Maryam Hosseinzadeh.  But no.  I cannot tell you about her yet. You must first meet Koukab.  Here she is.She is…
  • Apr 16

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King
    Shakespeare's Richard II, feeling sorry for himself, recognizing that his situation is hopeless and he will shortly be deposed:For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed;…
  • Apr 11

    What We Do Is Who We Are

    What We Do Is Who We Are
    If you read this blog with anything even close to regularity, you know that I'm an atheist and also that I'm a serious believer in mercy and grace.  And you also know that I marvel at forgiveness.  Perhaps it's that combination of…
Rank this Week: 538

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
  • Apr 15

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair
    Two stories in the news today highlight NYPD Commissioner William Bratton's remaking of the police department. In his most recent high profile act, he has disbanded the Demographics Unit, a group formed in 2003 whose sole purpose was to…
  • Apr 12

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case
    You don't have to be a skilled negotiator to know that you do not tell a car salesman, "I am not leaving here until I have bought this car from you," and then expect to get the best price possible. Shortly after winning the NYC's mayoral…
  • Apr 12

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant
    The New York Times recently reported on the NYPD's policy of running warrant checks on shooting victims, and then investing ridiculous amounts of labor hours to safeguard them until they are healthy enough to be haled into court. (Article…
Rank this Week: 743

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Feb 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
  • Nov 5

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 672

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/
Rank this Week: 724

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 821

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1001

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/
  • Apr 17

    The sins of the father fail the Iqbal pleading test

    The sins of the father fail the Iqbal pleading test
    The Constitution does not actually say this, but there is a right to intimate association under the First Amendment. The contours of that right are not clear, but they do not protect a former Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn who lost…
  • Apr 15

    This is why lawyers drink

    This is why lawyers drink
    A case like this tells you a lot about the legal process. Unless the defendant can find a way to have the case dismissed on summary judgment, most cases settle. Few go to trial. The road to settlement, though, is a hard one, as the lawyers on…
  • Apr 11

    School is not a church

    School is not a church
    The City of New York and the Bronx Household of Faith have been engaged in a vicious fight over the last two decades over the right to use public schools for religious purposes. This case has been to the Court of Appeals on various occasions.…
Rank this Week: 1327

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/
  • Apr 16

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City
    My most recent posts in this series have compared violent crime data from different cities.  However, focusing on a single crime-rate number from a city may mask wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variations within the…
  • Apr 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
Rank this Week: 1165

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/
  • Apr 15

    So you want to make a baby seminar a great succe

    So you want to make a baby seminar a great succe
     (L to R) Michael Condon, Dr Warren DeAmbrosis, me and  David Cleary from the LGBTI Legal Service A seminar on how to make a baby, for those not doing so the old fashioned way, was a resounding success. Nearly 70 attendees made this…
  • Apr 1

    Not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female: High Court

    Not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female: High Court
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Mar 30

    So you want to make a baby: change of venue

    So you want to make a baby: change of venue
    Due to demand, as we are currently expecting 70 attendees, the venue for So You Want to Make a Baby has changed to: UNITING CHURCH HALL 52 Merthyr Rd New Farm The seminar is not now being held at the Qld Aids Council at Newstead.
Rank this Week: 1108

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

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

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Female Genital Mutilation: As the 'cutting season' approaches, end the silence

    Female Genital Mutilation: As the 'cutting season' approaches, end the silence
    Popular culture's depiction of the sexually liberated western woman is as mythic as it is material. Even our fake orgasms are canonised- who doesn't remember Sally leaving Harry agog in the famous diner scene? Yet, for millions of women…
  • Mar 17

    Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine

    Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine
    A senior Israeli doctor treating child victims of the Syrian civil war has said that snipers in the war-town country are aiming for the spine to cause maximum trauma. Dr Yoav Hoffman, a doctor at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, is one of…
  • Mar 5

    Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict

    Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict
    His hands are barely large enough to reach the trigger, but the 5-year-old boypulls hard on his AK-47 as his father stands beside him cheering. Elsewhere, a boy of 4 raises a machete,then strikes, beheading an unarmed prisoner. These are the…
Rank this Week: 1321

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 2

    Dude.

    Dude.
    Eight for eight.  Congratulations! Kwasi Enin was accepted by eight Ivies.  Also three state schools and Duke.  If you don’t feel inadequate enough, he also plays three instruments for chamber orchestra, has taken 11 AP…
  • Mar 31

    Link roundup, sort of

    Link roundup, sort of
    Here’s a link to get you up to speed. The #We’reGivingYoutheSideEye edition.  With my commentary, since I still have a lot to say.  Colbert’s satire isn’t particularly funny or clever,  even within its…
  • Mar 29

    Ignoring the context

    Ignoring the context
    White people often bring up “context” in defense of racism. Miley Cyrus made the “slant-eyed” face but protested that people took it wrong and “out of context!” The Tribune discontinued running a much…
Rank this Week: 1078

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/
  • Mar 7

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed
     Candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer (Electric) was disqualified in February 2011 due to being educated abroad and lack of work experience.  His Appeal for Manifest Error was denied in March of 2011. In October of…
  • Mar 7

    Disqualification for High Blood Pressure Overturned

    Disqualification for High Blood Pressure Overturned
    Nassau County Police Officer candidate failed to meet the Municipal Police Training Council standard for blood pressure and was disqualified in August 2013.  The candidate suffered from White Coats Syndrome which is an elevated blood…
  • Feb 24

    Appeal of Disqualification for Stationary Engineer Overturned

    Appeal of Disqualification for Stationary Engineer Overturned
     Candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer (Electric) was disqualified in February 2011 due to being educated abroad and lack of work experience.  His Appeal for Manifest Error was denied in March of 2011. In October of…
Rank this Week: 1198

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
  • Jan 21

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre
    In what will surely become an historic inaugural address, President Barack Obama made two strong mentions of gay rights.  According to Politico, Obama “became the first president to use the word “gay” in an inaugural…
Rank this Week: 1441

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: 1288

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Empl Disc Flowchart.pdf - Google Drive

    Empl Disc Flowchart.pdf - Google Drive
    I created a flowchart for federal Title VII disparate treatment discrimination actions. I'm checkin© to see if lawyer friends think it's accurate. Let me know what you think. (By the way, my computer mysteriously refuses to use the…
  • Apr 19

    Chat: "Trans Employment Law 101 - How To Protect Yourself Legally" on Transworkplace

    Chat: &quot;Trans Employment Law 101 - How To Protect Yourself Legally&quot; on Transworkplace
    You are invited to a chat on Transworkplace "Trans Employment Law 101 - How to Protect Yourself Legally" Tuesday April 24, 2014 9PM ESTClick here to see a link about thisvia IFTTT(If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks…
  • Apr 18

    Transgender TV Personality Loses Viacom Discrimination Lawsuit

    Transgender TV Personality Loses Viacom Discrimination Lawsuit
    B. Scott's suit has been dismissed based on First Amendment considerations. This is a fascinating new legal wrinkle in the discrimination context. If a media company can protect its public expression via wardrobe decision, I suppose that I…
Rank this Week: 1603

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
  • Apr 17

    A Welcome Clog in Rhode Island's School-to-Sheltered-Workshop Pipeline

    A Welcome Clog in Rhode Island's School-to-Sheltered-Workshop Pipeline
    Marie has a developmental disability. She is employed but not in a competitive workplace. Rather, Marie works in a “sheltered workshop,” a segregated workplace for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The…
  • Mar 31

    Will a Building Boom Be a Bust for Low-Income Residents?

    Will a Building Boom Be a Bust for Low-Income Residents?
    Housing affordability has become one of the hottest issue in America's urban centers, and one popular solution is to ramp up housing construction. In his first State of the City address, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio emphasized that in…
  • Mar 27

    Fair Tax in Play as Illinois's Leaders Propose Tax Reforms and Greater Fairne

    Fair Tax in Play as Illinois's Leaders Propose Tax Reforms and Greater Fairne
    It was an exciting week for A Better Illinois, the campaign to amend the Illinois Constitution to permit a fair tax under which lower rates apply to lower income levels and higher rates apply to higher income levels. Senator Don Harmon, the…
Rank this Week: 2059

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case
    Employment law is highly technical. Winning an employment law case requires knowledge of case law, statutory law, constitutional law, and regulatory law. There are rarely simple employment cases. Therefore, you need to retain someone who…
  • Apr 10

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?
    Employment lawyers get paid in various ways. Today I'll describe five of the most common.1. HourlyThe most traditional way lawyers bill in any practice is by the hour. Rates in this area vary but can range anywhere from $250 to $500 per hour.…
  • Apr 3

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?
    There has been a spirited debate in this country about the role of women in the workplace. Whether it involves Sheryl Sandberg's best-selling book, Lean In, or the furor about Melissa Meyer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo, the issues…
Rank this Week: 2140

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool
    Write text here...Related articlesSometime My Job is Very Cool!Sometimes My Job Is Very Cool - Part IISometimes My Job Is Pretty CoolWe're Famous (Almost) Again!------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Apr 14

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Dispute Resolution is at the heart of the Procedural safeguards provided by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. Which dispute resolution methods under IDEA have you had the most success with? Leave your story in the…
  • Apr 11

    Procedural Safeguards - The Series Part VII

    Procedural Safeguards - The Series Part VII
    Meetings are sometimes held around conference tables. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)This is the seventh installment in a multi-part series on procedural safeguards under the federal special education law, the Individuals With Disabilities…
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Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Apr 2

    The King’s Term

    The King’s Term
    There is a scene in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart where the British and Scottish armies mass at a battlefield, ready to wage war.  Before the actual battle ensues, the head of the British army speaks with an underling who urges his…
  • Mar 31

    Opening Day 2014

    Opening Day 2014
    Today is Opening Day for the 2014 big league baseball season.  If there’s one change I’d like to see in the way baseball games are played and broadcast it is in the length and pace of the game.  Hitters as ……
  • Feb 16

    Almost a “One Man Terror”

    Almost a “One Man Terror”
    In my library is a compilation of Hemingway’s works as a journalist, entitled “By-Line: Ernest Hemingway” (Scribners 1967).  I came across it in a used bookstore in lower Manhattan years ago, although I suspect the…
Rank this Week: 1796

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Musings about the law, especially recent decisions, proposed legislation, employment law, and legal angles on feminism and animal rights. By Piper Hoffman.

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!
    Choosing Childfree is my new blog about the decision whether to have kids. People who have chosen either way and those trying to make up their minds are all welcome. Please stop by! Tweet This Post
  • Aug 21

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt
    Proving that humans are somehow “better” than non-human animals is a priority for some, including philosophy professor Richard Polt.
  • Aug 7

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 2195

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: 2204

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • Apr 19

    "The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment"

    &quot;The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment&quot;
    The title of this post comes from this recent article by Professor David Kopel, the abstract of which states: As described in Part I of this article, the Supreme Court has strongly indicated that First Amendment tools should be employed...
  • Apr 17

    "We the People: Each and Every One"

    &quot;We the People: Each and Every One&quot;
    The title of this post comes from this intriguing essay by Professor Randy Barnett, the abstract of which states: In his book series, We the People, Bruce Ackerman offers a rich description of how constitutional law comes to be changed...
  • Apr 15

    "Ohio Settles Federal Lawsuit, Will Cut Youth Isolation In State Prisons"

    &quot;Ohio Settles Federal Lawsuit, Will Cut Youth Isolation In State Prisons&quot;
    The Crime Report notes that Ohio will limit the time juvenile prisoners spend in isolation. It reports: The U.S. Justice Department and Ohio officials have reached an agreement that will reduce the amount of time spent in isolation by…
Rank this Week: 2382

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/
  • Apr 19

    Women Stuck with Office Housework

    Women Stuck with Office Housework
    From Joan Williams (Hastings), in WaPo, Sticking Women with Office Housework. She recounted a conversation she once had with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who told her that as a Harvard Law School professor, there were too many years she…
  • Apr 19

    Books: The New Soft War on Women

    Books: The New Soft War on Women
    From the Boston Globe, Authors Work to Reveal Hidden Gender Bias Judging from the media buzz, women appear to be racing to the top of the corporate ladder. Books trumpet the “end of men” and wives taking over as breadwinners,...<img…
  • Apr 18

    India Supreme Court on Transgender

    India Supreme Court on Transgender
    "It is the right of every human being to choose their gender," the India Supreme Court said in granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female. And: It ordered the government to provide transgender people…
Rank this Week: 2425

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/
  • Apr 18

    Job Opportunity at Legal Services NYC

    Job Opportunity at Legal Services NYC
    Legal Services NYC-Bronx is currently looking to hire a Staff Attorney to work in its Housing Unit. Legal Services NYC- Bronx is a not-for-profit law firm that is dedicated to helping low income residents of the Bronx protect their legal…
  • Apr 7

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, April 2014 Now Available

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, April 2014 Now Available
    Michigan Ruling Adds to Unbroken String of Marriage Equality Victories Senior U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman ruled on March 21 that the Michigan Marriage Amendment (MMA) and the statutes that implement it, prohibiting same-sex…
  • Mar 28

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, March 2014 Now Available

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, March 2014 Now Available
    Virginia Marriage Equality Ruling Both a Big Deal and the New Normal Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal recognition for same-sex marriages, was…
Rank this Week: 2493

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/
  • Apr 18

    Sex Selection Abortion and US Lawmaking

    Sex Selection Abortion and US Lawmaking
    Sital Kalantry writes about states promoting bans on sex selection abortion. This raises the question of whether there is any common ground for feminists and anti-choice advocates. South Dakota Recently Passed a Law Banning Sex Selection…
  • Apr 17

    New Work on Inequality: "A Court for the One Percent"

    New Work on Inequality: &quot;A Court for the One Percent&quot;
    Professor Michele E. Gilman, a prolific author on poverty issues, has written the forthcoming article in Utah Law Review: " A Court for the One Percent: How the Supreme Court Contributes to Inequality." The article rounds up the Court's…
  • Apr 16

    Where There is a Will, There is a Way

    Where There is a Will, There is a Way
    Penny Venetis calls upon the U.S. to implement all Human Rights Treaties. Is the U.S. morally flawed in focusing its efforts on international trafficking while ignoring other vulnerable populations? Where There is a Will, There is a Way: The…
Rank this Week: 2426

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: 4758

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/
Rank this Week: 2711

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Apr 12

    The next wave – ADA lawsuits against touchscreen POS device

    The next wave – ADA lawsuits against touchscreen POS device
    Touchscreen point-of-sale devices are ubiquitous, and the next wave of ADA lawsuits will undoubtedly be against businesses that use them. This is easy to predict because on April 10 the DOJ filed a “Statement of Interest”…
  • Mar 30

    Who wears the halo? For a successful ADA defense it has to be the defendant.

    Who wears the halo? For a successful ADA defense it has to be the defendant.
    Two cases decided only last week illustrate what a defendant must do if it is determined to win an ADA lawsuit. In one case the defendant failed, and in the other the defendant succeeded. Both cases were ATM cases filed by the same law firm,…
  • Mar 17

    Segway or the Highway Says the DOJ

    Segway or the Highway Says the DOJ
    On January 31 of this year the Department of Justice published a new guidance (www.ada.gov/opdmd.pdf) on the use of mobility devices other than wheelchairs. Business owners cannot avoid paying attention to the guidance despite the fact that…
Rank this Week: 3023

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 8

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)
    I blogged on Sept. 11, 2009, about the basic elements of so-called section 1983 “malicious prosecution” claims. I then blogged on 9-8-11, 9-26-11 and 8-7-13 about section 1983 malicious prosecution cases in the circuits. What…
  • Mar 24

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983
    I would like to invite readers to attend my 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983, to be held at Chicago-Kent on Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, 2014. This national two-day conference, heading into its fourth decade, features expert…
  • Mar 13

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank
    I blogged on January 20, 2014, about the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Lane v. Franks, a potentially significant First Amendment public employee free speech case in which a public employee was allegedly terminated because of…
Rank this Week: 4848

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
  • Apr 7

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law
    New Jersey – Kevin M. Costello,  a New Jersey attorney, said he turns away more than 2,000 people a year who are seeking his help to combat workplace bullying. “These are people who have panic attacks.  Their hair is…
  • Mar 31

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play
    A bootleg play occurs when a quarterback pretends to pass off the ball in an effort to misdirect the defense, and then runs with it. For years, universities have been engaged in a bootleg play with respect to elite football and basketball…
Rank this Week: 2592

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar

    Nuts &amp; Bolts of Elder Law &amp; Estate Administration Seminar
    Nuts &  Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar          Wed, May 7  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM New Jersey Law Center One Constitution Square New Brunswick, NJ 08901 …
  • Jan 25

    New law Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.

    New law Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.
    New law  Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT     As reported by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on March 18,…
  • Jan 11

    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planning

    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planning
    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planningIn the absence of a marriage, Will or other legal arrangement to distribute property at death, your partner does not receive your assets and cannot administer your estate. The result can be…
Rank this Week: 4382

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

    Federal Judge Dismisses EEOC Complaint Claiming "No Dreadlocks" Policy Discriminates Based on Race

    Federal Judge Dismisses EEOC Complaint Claiming "No Dreadlocks" Policy Discriminates Based on Race
    Previously we told you that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was suing an Alabama insurance company for allegedly discriminating against African American job applicants because the company's grooming policy prohibited…
  • Mar 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies that Severance Payments are Taxable

    Supreme Court Clarifies that Severance Payments are Taxable
    This post was contributed by Tony D. Dick, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Columbus, Ohio. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously (Justice Kagan recused herself) in United…
  • Mar 28

    Employers Can Still Discipline Employees for Legal Drug Use

    Employers Can Still Discipline Employees for Legal Drug Use
    Jennifer E. Will, a Member in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was recently featured on WGAL News Channel 8 in a feature regarding employers' rights to discipline…
Rank this Week: 4454