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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/
  • Jun 25

    This is Slightly Weird

    This is Slightly Weird
    Inside the mysterious lot of land Donald Trump owns in Florida’s swamplands. The Guardian says: The quarter-acre parcel brings in no income, has no natural resources and has environmental restrictions. So why does the president still…
  • Jun 23

    It Has to be Asked

    It Has to be Asked
    I’ve thought all along that the real Trump scandal would be financial rather than electoral — Kushner or someone going to the Russians for bailout money to rescue bad investments such as the 666 5th Ave. building. …
  • Jun 23

    Bow Ties are In Again

    Bow Ties are In Again
    “This year’s draft broke the record for the most freshmen chosen, but the real record might have been for the most bow ties worn by draftees.” – NYT, Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft As someone who,…
Rank this Week: 9

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: 35

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: 55

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: 63

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    British Regulator Issues Guidance On Religious Beliefs In Pharmacy Practice

    British Regulator Issues Guidance On Religious Beliefs In Pharmacy Practice
    Britain's General Pharmaceutical Council, the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacies in England, Scotland and Wales, this month issued a Guidance Document for pharmacy professionals titled In Practice:…
  • Jun 27

    Court Says Kaporos Ceremony Not Covered By Unfair Competition Law

    Court Says Kaporos Ceremony Not Covered By Unfair Competition Law
    In Animal Protection and Rescue League, Inc. v. Chabad of Irvine, (CA Super. Ct., June 23, 2017) a California trial court ruled that a challenge by an animal rights group to the Jewish pre-Yom Kippur ritual of kaporos should be…
  • Jun 27

    Georgia Supreme Court Dismisses On Standing Grounds Challenge To Tax Credit Scholarship Program

    Georgia Supreme Court Dismisses On Standing Grounds Challenge To Tax Credit Scholarship Program
    In Gaddy v. Georgia Department of Revenue, (GA Sup. Ct., June 26, 2017), the Georgia Supreme Court held that plaintiffs in the case lack standing as taxpayers or otherwise to challenge the constitutionality of Georgia's education tax…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • Jun 24

    4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women

    4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women
    TIME (Jun. 22, 2017): 4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women, by Amanda MacMillan The newly unveiled Senate health care bill intended to repeal the Affordable Care Act has a name: the Better Care Reconciliation Act of...
  • Jun 23

    Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health

    Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health
    Ms. Magazine (Jun. 21, 2017): Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health, by Meliss Arteaga: Last week, members of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA), a maternal health advocacy committee organized by SisterSong, briefed…
  • Jun 22

    How Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court

    How Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court
    Texas Observer (Jun. 20, 2017): How Texas' Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court, by Sophie Novack: Earlier this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 8 into law, "an omnibus measure that mandates…
Rank this Week: 403

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/
  • Jun 23

    Post-Mortem: Special Election Edition

    Post-Mortem: Special Election Edition
    Yes, the Democrats just lost two special elections for House seats -- in Georgia and South Carolina.  Together with earlier losses in Montana and Kansas, the Dems are 0-4.  (Actually, the Democrats did win a…
  • Jun 16

    No Lifetime Appointments While There Remains A Cancer On The Presidency

    No Lifetime Appointments While There Remains A Cancer On The Presidency
    As we brace for the next revelation to contribute to Trump's "downward spiral," as Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn) put it, let's not lose sight of the unmitigated and long-lasting damage the malevolent orange shit-gibbon…
  • Jun 15

    The Midnight Massacre: A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

    The Midnight Massacre: A Date Which Will Live In Infamy
    "There is actually a good argument that Tom Seaver should be regarded as the greatest pitcher of all time ... Seaver pitched for eight losing teams, several of them really terrible, and four other teams which had losing records except when…
Rank this Week: 369

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. …
  • 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

    The Right to Privacy in the Age of Big Data

    The Right to Privacy in the Age of Big Data
    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…
Rank this Week: 401

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: 492

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/
  • Jun 27

    Military service retaliation case survives summary judgment

    Military service retaliation case survives summary judgment
    You cannot retaliate against employees because of their military commitments. The governing law is the Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act, or USERRA. We treat these cases like employment discrimination claims, in that…
  • Jun 26

    Oral argument does make a difference!

    Oral argument does make a difference!
    Many appellate courts do not bother with oral argument these days, preferring to take the case on submission. But the Second Circuit still hears argument in most cases, and one listen to the oral argument audio confirms that these proceedings…
  • Jun 22

    Pretext and sexist comment entitles City law plaintiff to a trial

    Pretext and sexist comment entitles City law plaintiff to a trial
    Federal court is not the only option for filing civil rights cases. Nor must plaintiffs file their claims under federal law. The New York City Human Rights Law also provides remedies for civil rights remedies, and the City law is not…
Rank this Week: 718

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: 892

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 722

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: 516

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: 631

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: 543

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…
  • Sep 20

    at long last

    at long last
    A little over three years ago, I wrote: Visitors face a more difficult situation. The major types of visitors are temporary workers and students. A person granted a worker visa or a student visa may bring their spouse along. The first problem…
  • Oct 22

    Face veils in court

    Face veils in court
    Some more general issues relating to niqab (the face veil) are discussed here. But this story brings up the question of wearing niqab in court:
Rank this Week: 788

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/
  • Jun 27

    How the Senate's Bill to Repeal Healthcare Undermines Women’s Human Rights  

    How the Senate's Bill to Repeal Healthcare Undermines Women’s Human Rights  
    By Risa E. Kaufman, Director of US Human Rights at the Center for Reproductive Rights, and lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School Leaving an estimated 22 million people uninsured, the Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act targets…
  • Jun 26

    Academic Freedom: Use It Or Lose It

    Academic Freedom: Use It Or Lose It
    By Jeremiah Ho Earlier this month, I was invited to speak on a panel at the Northeast People of Color / CAPALF Conference at Brooklyn Law School. Before I had gotten involved, the panel was already curiously titled, “True Grit:...
  • Jun 22

    U.S. Information Privacy Under International Scrutiny by Special Rapporteur

    U.S. Information Privacy Under International Scrutiny by Special Rapporteur
    Editors' note: Guest Blogger Prof. Tim Armstrong from the University of Cincinnati College of Law sends this post discussing Special Rapporteur Cannataci's US visit. Earlier this week, United Nations Special Rapporteur Joseph Cannataci…
Rank this Week: 2680

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/
  • Jun 27

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    As part of its end-of-term flurry, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three notable decisions in the past week on the criminal defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel. The results were a mixed bag. First, the step forward:…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
  • Jun 19

    Race and Risk Assessment

    Race and Risk Assessment
    Risk-assessment has become all the rage in American criminal justice. In jurisdictions across the country, criminal-justice officials are utilizing increasingly sophisticated risk-assessment tools, which can be used to predict a given…
Rank this Week: 3194

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Class Action Settlement Reminds Employers that Job Duties – Not Job Titles – Rule FLSA Exemption

    Class Action Settlement Reminds Employers that Job Duties – Not Job Titles – Rule FLSA Exemption
    In September of 2015, two delivery drivers filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The employees alleged that their former employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by…
  • Jun 21

    Employers Permitted to Modify Retiree Benefits Following Expiration of CBA

    Employers Permitted to Modify Retiree Benefits Following Expiration of CBA
    In a closely watched case for employers, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the U.S. Virgin Islands, recently held that retiree healthcare benefits provided in a collective…
  • Jun 12

    The DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Takes Effect Without Further Delay

    The DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Takes Effect Without Further Delay
    The Secretary of Labor, John Acosta, announced recently that no further delays will apply to the Department of Labor’s new Fiduciary Rule on investment advice conflicts of interest and related prohibited transaction exemptions. …
Rank this Week: 4436

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: 4535

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/
  • Jun 26

    Week Ending 6/23/17: University of Texas v. Kearney

    Week Ending 6/23/17: University of Texas v. Kearney
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending June 23, 2017 Univ. of Tex. v. Kearney, 2017 Tex. LEXIS 615 (Texas Supreme Court - Petition of Review denied June 23, 2017) The Texas Supreme Court this week denied the…
  • Jun 23

    Are Labor Law and Employment Law the Same Thing?

    Are Labor Law and Employment Law the Same Thing?
    As an employee, you have certain rights, both within the workplace and having to do with your relationship with your employer. Those rights are set in place by federal, state and local laws. Though most people are aware of the existence of…
  • Jun 19

    Week Ending 6/16/17: Pritchett v. State of New Jersey

    Week Ending 6/16/17: Pritchett v. State of New Jersey
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending June 16, 2017 Pritchett v. State of New Jersey, MER-L-2189-13 (Mercer County - Trial Verdict June 15, 2017) A Mercer County jury has made another whopping jury verdict in an…
Rank this Week: 2187

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Weekly Question!

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

    Special Education Law 101 - Part VI #IEP

    Special Education Law 101 - Part VI #IEP
    Our series providing an introduction to special education law continues.  Previous posts have introduced the two basic concepts underlying IDEA, free and appropriate education and least restrictive environment.  Last week we…
  • Jun 19

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Who won Endrew F? What do you think? #FAPE STANDARD #IDEA #SCOTUS ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 1261

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jun 24

    Older Workers Barred from Applying for Tens of Thousands of Federal Job

    Older Workers Barred from Applying for Tens of Thousands of Federal Job
    Tens of thousands of U.S. jobs were reserved for  younger workers from 2012 to 2014 under the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Pathways Program, which permits federal agencies to limit hiring to recent college graduates. In…
  • Jun 20

    Study Finds Job Call-Back Rates Begin Steep Decline in 40’

    Study Finds Job Call-Back Rates Begin Steep Decline in 40’
    The callback rate for job applicants begins to fall significantly around the age of 40-45 and is close to zero by the age of 70. This was the “striking” finding of a recent Swedish study in which more than 6,000 fictitious resumes…
  • Jun 12

    Cosby Trial & the Madonna Whore Complex

    Cosby Trial & the Madonna Whore Complex
    According to the news report, all eyes were on Bill Cosby’s wife,  Camille Cosby, as she entered the courtroom and found her seat while the judge was speaking. “By allowing Cosby’s wife to enter the courtroom in the…
Rank this Week: 2594

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/
  • Jun 22

    Can an Employer Provide Fathers with Less Paid Paternity Leave than Mother

    Can an Employer Provide Fathers with Less Paid Paternity Leave than Mother
    Jon Hecht, The Surprising Sexism of Maternity Leave Many Americans still think of parental leave as a "woman's issue," but Derek Rotondo, a employee at JPMorgan Chase, is determined to change that. On Thursday, the American Civil…
  • Jun 22

    Justice Ginsburg and the Price of Equality

    Justice Ginsburg and the Price of Equality
    Linda Greenhouse, Justice Ginsburg and the Price of Equality, NYT, discussing Ginsburg's opinion in the recent case Sessions v. Morales-Santana finding a citizenship rule that treated unwed fathers differently than mothers to violate equal…
  • Jun 20

    San Fran Latest City to Ban Salary Histories to Counter Gender Discrimination

    San Fran Latest City to Ban Salary Histories to Counter Gender Discrimination
    SF to Prohibit Employers Asking Salary History To Close Gender Wage Gap Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced legislation that would prohibit private employers in San Francisco from asking for and considering past salary information when…
Rank this Week: 2681

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/
  • Jun 18

    A Terrorist by Any Other Name

    A Terrorist by Any Other Name
    What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet. The names are the problem, Juliet says. Romeo, after all, is wonderful. The trouble is that he's a Montague, hated for that alone by her family, the…
  • Jun 18

    Government Work

    Government Work
    Hey, maybe he didn't do it.  But close enough for government work.It's the story of too many folks on death row.  Too many folks in prison.  Too many charged and convicted where . . . .OK, let me be both careful and honest…
  • Jun 17

    Conflating Guilt

    Conflating Guilt
    You know Cosby's guilty.  You just know it.  But the jury hung!?What is it that the jury did't get?  How could they have been so confused? And that cop in Minnesota, Jeronimo Yanez.  The one who killed Philando…
Rank this Week: 4078

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/
  • Jun 16

    Article 78 for teaching license reinstatement denied

    Article 78 for teaching license reinstatement denied
    Petitioner retired while 3020a disciplinary charges were pending against him.  The Appellate Division Second Department held that the teacher was presumed to have known the Chancellor’s rule that you cannot have your license…
  • Jun 16

    Medical Appeals and Reinstatement Civil Service Law 71/72/73

    Medical Appeals and Reinstatement Civil Service Law 71/72/73
      To protect your job you may have to apply for reinstatement after being place on Section 72 leave.  You would need to fill out DCAS’s Medical Reinstatement form. Along with the form you may have to attach the relevant…
  • Jun 14

    Was revocation of Alcohol Counselor’s clearance because of old convictions proper?

    Was revocation of Alcohol Counselor’s clearance because of old convictions proper?
    This was the recently issue in an Article 78 suit brought of remedy a security clearance revocation for old criminal convictions.   The Court addressed the issue of whether an alcohol counselor was seeking “membership”…
Rank this Week: 4462

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jun 16

    Hello Amazon, and welcome to the world of ADA litigation.

    Hello Amazon, and welcome to the world of ADA litigation.
    The major news outlets seem to have overlooked the most interesting aspect (to me) of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods; that is, Amazon’s leap into the world of serial ADA filers and controversy over internet accessibility.…
  • Jun 14

    Baby steps – the first post-trial decision on the ADA and the internet.

    Baby steps – the first post-trial decision on the ADA and the internet.
    Yesterday, on June 13, Judge Robert Scola of the Southern District of Florida issued his opinion on website accessibility in Gil v. Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. Case No. 1:16-cv-20320 (SD Fla. June 13, 2017) He conducted a two day trial,…
  • Jun 12

    The interactive process under ADA Title III – maybe not the law, but a good idea anyway.

    The interactive process under ADA Title III – maybe not the law, but a good idea anyway.
    In its May 2, 2017 decision in Koester v. Young Men’s Christian Assn. of Greater St. Louis, 855 F.3d 908, 909 (8th Cir. 2017) the Eighth Circuit casually suggested that the “interactive process” does not apply to…
Rank this Week: 2319

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4900

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/
  • Jun 15

    New Jersey judge permits service via Facebook

    New Jersey judge permits service via Facebook
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Jersey judge permits service via Facebook If you’re a litigator, then I can only assume that by now you fully understand how social…
  • Jun 8

    NYSBA issues updated social media guidelines for lawyer

    NYSBA issues updated social media guidelines for lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYSBA issues updated social media guidelines for lawyers I’ve always believed that social media use by lawyers should be treated no…
  • May 24

    Judges weigh in on researching jurors online

    Judges weigh in on researching jurors online
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Judges Weigh In On Researching Jurors Online Now that social media is simply part of our day-to-day lives, it’s no surprise that…
Rank this Week: 2550

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Wills, Children and Guardian

    Wills, Children and Guardian
    Wills, Children and GuardiansWills, Children & GuardiansThere may come a time when a parent is unable, due to physical or mental incapacity, to take care of their minor children. In these circumstances, those caring for the children as…
  • May 30

    2017 update Wills and Estate Planning Seminar material

    2017 update Wills and Estate Planning Seminar material
       2017 update Wills and Estate Planning Seminar materials                By Kenneth Vercammen1. NJ Estate Tax eliminated on Estates under $2,000,000 as of…
  • May 2

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar May 15

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar May 15
     Woodbridge LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMay 15 at 7pm       May is Older Americans MonthAt Woodbridge Public Library1 George Frederick Plaza Woodbridge NJ 07095  WILLS &…
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Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

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

    Document. Document. Document: A Must in the Employment Context

    Document. Document. Document: A Must in the Employment Context
    I am sure that a lot employers lost productive work time yesterday with the Comey hearing. I must admit that I did not watch the Comey testimony yesterday.  I actually had a busy day and was afraid of getting sucked down the rabbit…
  • Jun 1

    Third Party Contractor Liability under the New York State Human Rights Law

    Third Party Contractor Liability under the New York State Human Rights Law
    Catherine Savio writes: On May 31, 2017, the Second Circuit seemingly broadened the scope of liability under a New York state anti-discrimination law by holding that non-employer third parties can be held liable for violating rules regarding…
  • May 23

    “You’re Fired” is not a Good Response to a Report of Harassment

    “You’re Fired” is not a Good Response to a Report of Harassment
    This is not a post about any of the activities of the Trump Administration even though the headline uses his catch phrase.  We are taking a break from our multi-part series of commenting on the investigation of Trump’s ties to…
Rank this Week: 1953

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
  • May 31

    Congress Rebukes HHS for Alleged Violation of Federal Whistleblower Protection

    Congress Rebukes HHS for Alleged Violation of Federal Whistleblower Protection
    Federal government employees are often in an excellent position to know about waste, fraud and abuse in government programs and to quietly inform others of what they know in order to punish wrongdoing, spur change and save the government vast…
  • May 31

    Appellate Review

    Appellate Review
    Debtor/Credit – Civil Procedure Cassandra Murray v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 2280, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Ct. Spec. App., April 26, 2017). http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/cosa/2017/2280s15.pdfShare: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
  • May 25

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay
    More and more frequently, employers are evading the legal requirement to pay overtime to their employees by choosing to pay them on a salaried basis instead of an hourly wage, and then telling the employees that they’re not entitled to…
Rank this Week: 1928

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4406

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Family Court for the first time registers US surrogacy order following commercial surrogacy arrangement

    Family Court for the first time registers US surrogacy order following commercial surrogacy arrangement
    On Friday, the Family Court of Australia registered a US surrogacy order, for the first time when there had been a commercial surrogacy arrangement. This is only the second time that the Court has registered a US surrogacy order. The…
  • May 23

    Circle surrogacy drinks and information night

    Circle surrogacy drinks and information night
    On Friday next week,  2nd June, one of the world's oldest and largest surrogacy agencies, Circle Surrogacy, will be holding an evening drinks and surrogacy information night in Sydney. I will be in attendance. The event runs from 6.30 to…
  • May 17

    Visit to Beijing LGBT Center

    Visit to Beijing LGBT Center
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> 800x600 <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 …
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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
  • May 28

    The Lumer Law Group

    The Lumer Law Group
    In September 2013, I co-founded Lumer & Neville, a small civil rights and criminal defense firm in New York City. We had some real successes and met all of my personal goals and targets. But life is is not static and things change. Which…
  • Jan 24

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice

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

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old
    Cook County Coroner's illustration of Laquan McDonald's wounds -- courtesy of the New RepublicWhen I began this blog, I was enthusiastic about the forum and set aside the energy and time to write. As the months passed, I have found it…
Rank this Week: 2721

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/
  • May 23

    Albany Law School celebrates its 166th Commencement.

    Albany Law School celebrates its 166th Commencement.
    For Albany Law School’s Class of 2017, it was a day of inspiration and celebration. Before crossing the stage Friday, …Continue reading →
  • May 17

    CONGRATULATIONS! to members of the Class of 2017

    CONGRATULATIONS! to members of the Class of 2017
      YOU DID IT! We look forward to seeing you walk across the stage on Friday, May 19th. For a live video of …Continue reading →
  • May 16

    Albany Law School: Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter, Issue 1

    Albany Law School: Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter, Issue 1
    Published by members of the Law School’s Faculty Diversity Committee. Website: http://www.albanylaw.edu/diversity  Filed under: Alumni in the news, Blogroll, Careers, Diversity Internships on …Continue reading…
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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…
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New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • 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: 4955

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: 3161

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: 2700

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 2675

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: 4187

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

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

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

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

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

    Despite Ongoing Budget Impasse, Progress Against Poverty in Illinoi

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

    Justice = Love

    Justice = Love
    The following spoken-word essay was delivered at the opening of the Shriver Center’s 2016 benefit on June 14, 2016, by Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, Community Justice Staff Attorney at the Shriver Center. I would like to start this evening…
Rank this Week: 3973

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: 2504

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

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

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

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

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 1841