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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 27

    Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Ought to Become a Democrat

    Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Ought to Become a Democrat
    Ros-Lehtinen Statement on Her Intention To Vote NO on Revised AHCA. Yes, she’d be one of the most right-wing members of the caucus especially on foreign policy (“Cuba”), but surely her sanity would take less of a beating.…
  • Apr 17

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student
    Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law (http://jowell.com), needs a UMiami Law Student Editor for 25-30 hours per week during the summer. The student editor is a blend of a substantive editor…
  • Apr 16

    The (Rare?) Case of a Regulation that Does the Opposite of a Statute

    The (Rare?) Case of a Regulation that Does the Opposite of a Statute
    US personal tax returns are normally due on April 15; because the 15th fell on a Saturday this year, the IRS extended the date to April 18. That date got a lot of publicity. What got almost no publicity, however, … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 22

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
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 42

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 27

    The Asterisk Presidency*

    The Asterisk Presidency*
    In 1961, Yankee slugger Roger Maris was threatening to break Babe Ruth's then-hallowed record of 60 home runs in a season.  That year teams played more games than ever before as baseball expanded its regular season from 154 to…
  • Apr 25

    Ella At 100

    Ella At 100
    I would so much rather talk about Ella Fitzgerald's 100 years (she was born on April 25, 1917) than Donald Trump's 100 days. The rap on Ella was that she couldn't sing the blues.  Maybe not, but she was probably the greatest…
  • Apr 20

    Free Speech At Berkeley

    Free Speech At Berkeley
    "Freedom of speech is something that represents the very dignity of what a human being is. If you cannot speak... I mean, that's what marks us off. That's what marks us off from the stones and the stars. You can speak freely. It is almost…
Rank this Week: 56

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Alabama Legislature Passes Protections For Faith-Based Adoption Agencie

    Alabama Legislature Passes Protections For Faith-Based Adoption Agencie
    On Tuesday, the Alabama legislature gave final passage to HB 24, the  Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act (full text).  The bill protects religiously affiliated adoption and foster care agencies that refuse to provide,…
  • Apr 27

    USCIRF Issues 2017 Annual Report

    USCIRF Issues 2017 Annual Report
    Yesterday the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released its 2017 Annual Report (full text).  The report reviews religious freedom concerns in numerous countries and includes recommendations to the State Department for…
  • Apr 27

    8th Circuit Rejects RFRA Defense To Heroin Distribution Charge

    8th Circuit Rejects RFRA Defense To Heroin Distribution Charge
    In United States v. Anderson, (8th Cir., April 28, 2017), the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Timothy Anderson's claim that his indictment on charges of heroin distribution should have been dismissed because the decision to…
Rank this Week: 84

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: 174

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
  • Apr 27

    News Coverage: “Texas mayor blasted after she says lack of faith in God causes poverty”

    News Coverage: “Texas mayor blasted after she says lack of faith in God causes poverty”
    News Coverage: Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., “Texas mayor blasted after she says lack of faith in God causes poverty” – Wash. Post, Apr. 26, 2017.
  • Apr 27

    Article: Resurrecting Labor

    Article: Resurrecting Labor
    Article: Richard A. Bales, Resurrecting Labor, 77 Maryland L. Rev. (forthcoming). Participation in American labor unions have changed radically, albeit incrementally, over the last fifty years. Private‐sector union density has…
  • Apr 26

    Article: Should the Law Do Anything About Economic Inequality?

    Article: Should the Law Do Anything About Economic Inequality?
    Article: Matthew Dimick, Should the Law Do Anything About Economic Inequality?, SUNY Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-011 (2016). What should be done about rising income and wealth inequality? Should the design and adoption…
Rank this Week: 287

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Apr 24

    Week Ending 4/24/17: Osborne v. NJ Transit

    Week Ending 4/24/17: Osborne v. NJ Transit
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending April 24, 2017 Osborne v. N.J. Transit, 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 962 (App. Div. April 20, 2017) This week, the Appellate Division issued an unpublished opinion relating to…
  • Apr 14

    Week Ending 4/7/17: Hively v. Ivy Tech

    Week Ending 4/7/17: Hively v. Ivy Tech
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending April 7, 2017 Hively v. Ivy Tech Cmty. College of Ind., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 5839, (7th Cir. [En banc], April 4, 2017) In a case we have been closely watching, the 7th Circuit,…
  • Apr 3

    Week Ending 3/31/17: Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department

    Week Ending 3/31/17: Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending March 31, 2017 Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department (Complaint), Docket No. UNN-L-l979-13 (N.J. Superior Court, Union County, Final Verdict, March 27, 2017) An Elizabeth Fire…
Rank this Week: 230

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 205

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: 257

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/
  • Apr 27

    Has Self-Induced Abortion Become Plan C?

    Has Self-Induced Abortion Become Plan C?
    New York Times (April, 27, 2017): Spreading Plan C to End Pregnancy, by Patrick Adams: As access to clinical abortion becomes more restricted in the U.S., there are growing discussion about the legality and safety of self-induced abortions.…
  • Apr 26

    Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control

    Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control
    FiveThirtyEight (April 24, 2017): Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control, by Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux: As we wait to see whether the Trump Administration will get rid of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA),…
  • Apr 25

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion
    Irish Times (April 22, 2017): Irish Citizens Assembly votes to amend abortion laws, by Niamh McIntyre: Currently Ireland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, only legally permitting abortions in cases where the…
Rank this Week: 484

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 27

    SCOTUS: More Denial of Immigrants' Due Proce

    SCOTUS: More Denial of Immigrants' Due Proce
    The latest maneuver to deny immigrants access to the courts is to call their deportation process "expidited". SCOTUS denied a petition to hear the case of Castro v US Department of Homeland Security. The petition was filed on behalf of...
  • Apr 26

    Special Rapporteur Expresses Concern about Human Rights Impact of ACA Repeal

    Special Rapporteur Expresses Concern about Human Rights Impact of ACA Repeal
    According to a Washington Post report, in February 2017, UN Special Rapporteur Dainius Puras wrote a formal letter to the US Mission to the United Nations expressing concern over human rights violations should the Affordable Care Act be…
  • Apr 25

    States Expand the Civil Right to Counsel

    States Expand the Civil Right to Counsel
    While federal legal rights are being restricted for many people, states are slowly recognizing and expanding the civil right to counsel in matters involving significant rights. John Pollock, expert on the civil right to counsel, and…
Rank this Week: 369

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar April 24

    Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar April 24
      Metuchen LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarApril 24 at 7:00pm Free community program 480 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840  Open to the public. You do not need to be a resident to attendWILLS & ESTATE…
  • Mar 14

    Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar

    Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar
    Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar March 28, [new date] Edison Library 7:00pm-7:45         COST: Free  Complimentary materials provided.…
  • Feb 19

    Free Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar NJ

    Free Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar NJ
      Metuchen LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarApril 24 at 7:00pm Free community program 480 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840 WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY SPEAKER:…
Rank this Week: 361

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/
Rank this Week: 453

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: 501

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 27

    Outrageous vulgarities no basis to fire employee during union fight

    Outrageous vulgarities no basis to fire employee during union fight
    The employees at a catering company in New York City were trying to organize a union. Management, of course, was against this. One employee insulted his supervisor on Facebook, using unprecedented vulgarities in also insulting his…
  • Apr 26

    SDNY issues TRO in FLSA case to prevent retaliation based on immigration statu

    SDNY issues TRO in FLSA case to prevent retaliation based on immigration statu
    A Southern District judge has issued a temporary restraining order that prohibits an employer in an FLSA case from "instructing all staff of All City Remodeling, Inc. to "provide an original social security card before collecting [their]…
  • Apr 25

    Win some, lose some

    Win some, lose some
    This plaintiff has been in litigation against her employer for over a decade. That litigation will continue, thanks to the Court of Appeals, which finds her second lawsuit against the City of Syracuse states a plausible claim for…
Rank this Week: 1226

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 21

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4
    As we previously noted, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law in November that amends the Pennsylvania Banking Code to permit the use of payroll debit cards, with certain conditions.  The law brought welcome clarity to this…
  • Apr 7

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation
    Workplace rights for LGBT individuals has been a rapidly developing area of the law.  A little over two years ago, former President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees on…
  • Mar 31

    Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update

    Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update
    For much of 2016, employers and HR professionals were focused on preparing for the new Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar overtime exemption regulations.  The Department of Labor issued the final regulations on May 18, 2016, with an…
Rank this Week: 971

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: 1143

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

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

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America
    The University Press of Kentucky has published Kurt Metzmeier’s Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky. From the description:Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other…
  • Feb 10

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence
    The University Press of New England has published Sonja Schillings’s Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence. From the description:Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by…
  • Jan 27

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Adam Feldman and Rebecca Gill have posted “Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments” as a working paper on SSRN. The abstract:Supreme Court oral arguments are the…
Rank this Week: 603

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

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

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jan 26

    Sentence Before Verdict-Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Sentence Before Verdict-Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    The most powerful argument against civil forfeiture however, is that is constitutes a wholesale assault on the very few constitutional safeguards we have been given and that form the bedrock of what freedom has come to mean as Americans. …
  • Nov 10

    Big Data and Privacy…

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

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
Rank this Week: 1128

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1041

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

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

    Another discussion with Ashleigh Banfield…

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

    I appeared on Ashleigh Banfield's Legal…

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

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

    North Carolina lawmaker dismisses U.S. deadline to change bathroom law
    Republican leaders in North Carolina on Thursday refused to back down from a law regulating which restrooms can be used by transgender people after the federal government told the state the law violated the U.S. Civil Rights Act.The…
Rank this Week: 1015

Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction
    On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment ( press summary here) in the Catt case marks a missed opportunity to protect the privacy rights of protestors and instead waves through the police’s runaway mass…
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 1186

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: 566

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: 1210

Life, Law, Gender

Life, Law, Gender

Denise's musings about life in law school, transgender issues, and other odds and ends.

http://musingsonlifelawandgender.typepad.com/life_law_gender/
  • Jul 9

    Trans* & RadFem

    Trans* & RadFem
    A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend and former law professor, Catharine MacKinnon. She was reaching out to me for my reactions because others had reached out to her about one or more incidents of violence...
  • Aug 14

    Ism's and Phobias, oh my

    Ism's and Phobias, oh my
  • Aug 10

    Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism

    Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism
    It's been a long time since I wrote a blog post.  And, I guess if I'm honest here, I'm not writing one now.  I don't know when, or if, I'll ever blog regularly again.  But, that's not the point of this post. 
Rank this Week: 1105

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: 1083

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 27

    A Judge's Thoughts on What it Means to be a "Feminist" Judge

    A Judge's Thoughts on What it Means to be a "Feminist" Judge
    Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Perspectives from the Bench on Feminist Judgments, 8 ConLawNOW 81 (2017). Judge Stormer gave these remarks as part of a panel discussion on feminist judging at a conference sponsored by the Center for…
  • Apr 27

    Feminist Legal Academic

    Feminist Legal Academic
    Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Feminist Legal Academics: Changing the Epistemology of American Law Through Conflicts, in Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy (Ulrike Schultz, ed. Hart Publishing-Onati Series, forthcoming) In this Chapter I will…
  • Apr 25

    Challenging the Idea that Feminism Occurred in Wave

    Challenging the Idea that Feminism Occurred in Wave
    The Future is Feminist: The new book Finding Feminism embraces queer women and argues that feminism does not occur in waves. In Finding Feminism: Millennial Activists and The Unfinished Gender Revolution, sociologist Alison Dahl Crossley…
Rank this Week: 2333

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 27

    Should I Blow The Whistle?

    Should I Blow The Whistle?
    Some basic considerations when thinking of reporting health care fraud Most employees never imagine reporting their employers. No one takes a job with their sights set on clandestinely gathering evidence for a government health care fraud…
  • Apr 25

    Issues for Defense Experts Regarding Infection as a Cause of Brain Damage

    Issues for Defense Experts Regarding Infection as a Cause of Brain Damage
    Cases that involve victims of brain damage can be very challenging, emotional and complicated. I believe to be successful in court, attorneys must be aware of any potential challenges he/she may face. A specific example of this is using…
  • Apr 17

    Instrumental Deliverie

    Instrumental Deliverie
    INSTRUMENTAL DELIVERIES An Important Discussion About Vacuum Deliveries All Effected Families Should Read        “It has been repeatedly shown that under modern conditions, caesarian section, although not devoid of…
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Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    How One Circuit Court Applied Fry #exhaustion #scotus #seclusion #restraint

    How One Circuit Court Applied Fry #exhaustion #scotus #seclusion #restraint
    One Circuit has applied the new rule regarding exhaustion of administrative remedies for special education cases announced by the Supreme Court in Fry v Napoleon Community Schs 69 IDELR 116, 137 S.Ct. 742, 580 U.S. _____…
  • Apr 24

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Who won Endrew F? What do you think? #FAPE STANDARD #IDEA #SCOTUS ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Apr 21

    Special Education Law 101 - Part I #IDEA #specialeducationlaw

    Special Education Law 101 - Part I #IDEA #specialeducationlaw
    Special education law is complicated stuff.  I have said here before that Special Ed Law is a lot closer to metaphysics than it is to contract law.   If you hate ambiguity, Special Ed Law may not be your thing. (I still…
Rank this Week: 1862

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 26

    More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuit

    More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuit
    It was humming along, the major cable news network in America, raking in billions in profits. Now Fox News  has lost (forced out) its visionary chief executive officer, Roger Ailes, and its top star,  Bill OReilly, both accused of…
  • Apr 12

    Would the Framers’ Allow Signs that Create a Disturbance?

    Would the Framers’ Allow Signs that Create a Disturbance?
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, a proponent of U.S. President Donald Trump, has adopted a “code of conduct” for a planned  town meeting  tomorrow at the  Mesa Convention Center, near Phoenix. It is likely that…
  • Apr 5

    Bill O’Reilly and the Market-Driven Approach to Sexual Harassment

    Bill O’Reilly and the Market-Driven Approach to Sexual Harassment
    In one sense,  Bill OReilly and Fox News work for the corporations that buy commercial time on”The O’Reilly Factor.” There would be no O’Reilly Factor without commercial advertising. It is significant…
Rank this Week: 2025

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

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

    16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 24 April - 5 May, 2017

    16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 24 April - 5 May, 2017
    The 16th Session of the UNPFII has opened in the United Nations in New York. The theme of the session is the "Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the…
  • Jan 29

    Dirtsong speaks about Aboriginal Australia with individual and collective truth

    Dirtsong speaks about Aboriginal Australia with individual and collective truth
    Vancouver Sun: STUART DERDEYN More from Stuart Derdeyn Published on: January 28, 2017 | Last Updated: January 28, 2017 7:12 AM PSTDirtsong (part of PuSh Festival) Feb. 4, 8 p.m. | Queen Elizabeth Theatre Tickets and info: $25-$45, at…
  • Jul 16

    Why Australia will not recognize Indigenous customary Law

    Why Australia will not recognize Indigenous customary Law
    From The ConversationWhile the Australian Law Reform Commissions’s 1986 report on the use of customary law for Aboriginal people was a great initiative, it was, in hindsight, a notion well before its time. Although 30 years have elapsed…
Rank this Week: 4441

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 24

    The Theory of Our Constitution

    The Theory of Our Constitution
    Back in the 1950s, Bob Hope used to tell this joke.An American was in the Soviet Union explaining to a Russian citizen how we have the greatest country in the world."In America," he said, "anyone can get on a train, go to Washington, go up to…
  • Apr 4

    How Far We've Fallen

    How Far We've Fallen
    Let's start the way Laura Kipnis does:Lately I've been thinking that future generations will look back on the recent upheavals in sexual culture on American campuses and see officially sanctioned hysteria.  They'll wonder how supposedly…
  • Mar 25

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda
    I've been trying to figure out just why I found Michael D. Cicchini's deconstruction of the case(s) against Steven Avery so annoying.  It's not that he says anything that's particularly wrong about how criminal law and procedure actually…
Rank this Week: 4328

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    New Jersey Bills to Provide Employment Protections for Medical Marijuana Patients Introduced

    New Jersey Bills to Provide Employment Protections for Medical Marijuana Patients Introduced
    On January 18, 2010, the New Jersey legislature signed the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (“NJCUMMA”) into law. While the NJCUMMA explicitly states that it does not require employers to accommodate a qualified…
  • Mar 7

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation
    Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and the company’s inadequate response to her multiple complaints, highlight how important it is for a company to have an effective action plan in dealing with…
  • Mar 7

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation
    Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and the company’s inadequate response to her multiple complaints, highlight how important it is for a company to have an effective action plan in dealing with…
Rank this Week: 5010

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 21

    White v. Pauly: Another Supreme Court Signal on Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity

    White v. Pauly: Another Supreme Court Signal on Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity
    In White v. Pauly,  137 S. Ct. 548 (2017)(per curiam), the Supreme Court once more strongly sent a message that police officers are to be given maximum deference when sued for damages under section 1983 and the Fourth Amendment for using…
  • Mar 29

    An Injured Public Employee Gets Past DeShaney and Collins v. City of Harker Height

    An Injured Public Employee Gets Past DeShaney and Collins v. City of Harker Height
    The DeShaney and Collins Obstacles for Injured Public Employees Seeking Section 1983 Damages A public employee who has been injured and thereby deprived of his or her constitutional rights by the employer’s failure to prevent the injury…
  • Mar 20

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago
    I don’t ordinarily advertise on my blog but here comes a commercial. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting the 34th annual Section 1983 Conference in Chicago on April 20-21, 2017. This two-day conference covers all aspects of…
Rank this Week: 4956

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 20

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed
    Earlier this month, in Dean v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that federal sentencing judges retain some discretion to soften the notoriously draconian sentencing scheme of 18 U.S.C. §924(c). The statute establishes a mandatory…
  • Apr 7

    New Book on Avery Case

    New Book on Avery Case
    Hey, Making a Murderer fans, Marquette alumnus (and prolific author) Michael Cicchini has a provocative new book out on the Steven Avery case: Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System behind Making a Murderer. I…
  • Mar 28

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision
    Juvenile courts were invented at the end of the nineteenth century and spread rapidly across the U.S. Proponents argued that juvenile offenders were more readily rehabilitated than adults, and should be handled through a different court…
Rank this Week: 3256

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 19

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payments The Internet and cloud computing have drastically altered the legal landscape,…
  • Apr 12

    Attorney-client privilege waived when non-password protected files stored online

    Attorney-client privilege waived when non-password protected files stored online
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Attorney-client privilege waived when non-password protected files stored online Lawyers have been using cloud computing for nearly a decade…
  • Apr 6

    Survey shows how lawyers use technology in 2017

    Survey shows how lawyers use technology in 2017
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Survey shows how lawyers use technology in 2017 Technology has become part of the fabric of our lives. Its effects are inescapable and its…
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Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Apr 19

    ADA testing and ADA exploitation are not the same – the courts are getting it.

    ADA testing and ADA exploitation are not the same – the courts are getting it.
    The broad sweep of ADA litigation history runs from early cases in which serial litigants (also known as “drive-by” litigants) were given the benefit of the doubt as crusaders for civil rights to more recent cases in which courts…
  • Apr 17

    Trending now – the ADA covers some of the internet, maybe.

    Trending now – the ADA covers some of the internet, maybe.
    I’m writing this brief blog just to let you know that we have some additional decisions on the ADA / Internet issue. Unfortunately they don’t tell us much. In Gil v Winn Dixie Stores, Inc., Case No. 16-23020 (SD Fla. March…
  • Mar 29

    Victory and confusion in ADA internet litigation – what next?

    Victory and confusion in ADA internet litigation – what next?
    ADA defendants just won two significant victories concerning internet accessibility. In a March 20, 2017 decision in Robles v. Dominos Pizza LLC, Case No. 2:16-cv-06599, (C.D. Cal.) Judge Otero dismissed a claim concerning the…
Rank this Week: 2712

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

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

    The Investigation into Trump’s Russia Ties or How Not to Select an Investigator

    The Investigation into Trump’s Russia Ties or How Not to Select an Investigator
    About a month ago, we posted that employers could take some lessons from the investigation into President Trump’s claims that he was illegally wiretapped by the Obama Administration.  This investigation still proves to be a…
  • Apr 14

    7th Circuit Holds Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation; What Does It Mean for Your Workplace?

    7th Circuit Holds Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation; What Does It Mean for Your Workplace?
    Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion with significant employment law implications.  As you might recall, a panel of the Seventh Circuit issued a split 2-1 decision a few months ago,…
  • Mar 28

    The Growing Trend of Wage Inquiry Prohibition

    The Growing Trend of Wage Inquiry Prohibition
    In the past year or so, we’ve noticed an increasing legislative trend around the country — governing bodies passing bills to prohibit employers from inquiring about their job applicants’ wage history.  The precise…
Rank this Week: 2235

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 17

    I'm going to Hong Kong and Beijing: are you coming too?

    I'm going to Hong Kong and Beijing: are you coming too?
    On 11 and 12 May I will be in Hong Kong, speaking at the first Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families Forum. Amongst other duties, I will be speaking at the showing of the Australian film Gayby Baby at the Australian consulate- and later speaking with…
  • Apr 13

    The termite's guide to surrogacy

    The termite's guide to surrogacy
    TERMITES”!  This is the one word, aside from fire that will send a shiver up the spine of any homeowner.  For a couple of years or so I was a member of a business network, Action Network, along with Ben MacCotter and his father Jackson of…
  • Apr 10

    Designer Baby

    Designer Baby
    I was privileged to attend the launch just over a week ago in Sydney of a book- Designer Baby- by Aaron Elias Brunsdon. It tells the intimate story of Aaron and fashion designer Jayson Brunsdon and how they went to Thailand for surrogacy,…
Rank this Week: 1843

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Apr 14

    State Security Manager NOT GUILTY of Theft of $31,000 from Ada County Treasurer’s Office

    State Security Manager NOT GUILTY of Theft of $31,000 from Ada County Treasurer’s Office
    The two best words for any criminal defense lawyer and any defendant – NOT GUILTY. Heard them again to day in the case of State vs. April Rice. Ms. Rice was charged with grand theft after she received a check from the County that…
  • Mar 16

    AG Sessions directs get tough on crime campaign

    AG Sessions directs get tough on crime campaign
    OK – I get it. If you are the Prez’ and you ran on a scare platform that crime is rampant in the streets and makes it more likely you will be murdered in Chicago than you will find an empty Starbucks in Seattle, you’ve got…
  • Mar 15

    Recent action – “CPT Pete” goes back to the courts-martial circuit – Wins!

    Recent action – “CPT Pete” goes back to the courts-martial circuit – Wins!
    Oh man, has it really been that long since I last posted on this blog? I feel like I need to go to confession – “Forgive me father for I have sinned, it has been eight months since my last blog post….” But enough…
Rank this Week: 4494

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
  • Feb 9

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban
    /documents/17-35105.pdfThe Ninth Circuit's three-judge federal appeals panel unanimously refuses to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. The decision is here. The decision was not signed as usual but per curium. Among the…
  • Jan 26

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    Civil Forfeiture Considered
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
Rank this Week: 3232

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/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 2180

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

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

    Work to be done

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

    Happy birthday

    Happy birthday
    to Dr. John Raible.
  • Feb 1

    The sweet taste of change

    The sweet taste of change
    This is the “Skipper Mix,” made by Haribo.  Except hopefully some of the faces will be removed after consumer complaints.  I can only hope.  Because how long does it fucking take anyway? Via Indian Country Today.
Rank this Week: 3375

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Nov 8

    Signing Off

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

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

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

    My Commencement Speech

    My Commencement Speech
    It’s that time of the year again when universities call on dignitaries and luminaries to give commencement speeches to their students.  Most of these speeches will be rambling, pointless and sleep-inducing.  Others less…
Rank this Week: 4297