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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/
  • Jul 17

    B+

    B+
    I really wanted to like this initial effort from Represent.us more than I did. It’s a good effort, marred by some sophomoric stuff. Actually, I like the straight pitch better: I wonder how they will play in Kentucky? Although facially…
  • Jul 16

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk
    There’s been a lot of news recently about the dire effects climate change can have on Miami, yet not only has the risk not been priced into real estate but values are rising. What’s up? Are climate change deniers that ……
  • Jul 15

    Should This Be Required Viewing Before Law School?

    Should This Be Required Viewing Before Law School?
    “Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes: Almost all great stuff. I disagree about the Oxford comma — I think it’s essential for legal writing. (I also have some other legal writing tips.) Catchy tune, though.
Rank this Week: 13

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
  • Jul 21

    Warrants Permit Gov't To Seize Entire Email Account

    Warrants Permit Gov't To Seize Entire Email Account
    Can the government obtain a search warrant for particular emails you may have sent or received to look for evidence of criminal conduct? Sure. Can the government execute that warrant on your email provider to get those emails? Of course,…
  • Jul 20

    That's A Very Big No-No

    That's A Very Big No-No
    Fun story of the day comes from Kentucky, by way of the Lexington Herald-Leader (with a h/t to Above the Law). In short, a prosecutor carried on an affair with a defendant in a felony drug case, impregnated her, and then moved to revoke her…
  • Jul 18

    The Killing of Eric Garner

    The Killing of Eric Garner
    Yesterday afternoon, a group of NYPD police officers surrounded Eric Garner on Staten Island's Bay Street. Apparently, the officers believed Garner had been selling untaxed cigarettes and they planned to arrest him. Garner, an asthmatic…
Rank this Week: 26

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: 37

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 38

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Obama Issues Executive Order Barring LGBT Discrimination By Contractors and Agencies; No Religious Exemption Included

    Obama Issues Executive Order Barring LGBT Discrimination By Contractors and Agencies; No Religious Exemption Included
    President Obama today issued an Executive Order (full text) adding "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the anti-discrimination provisions applicable to federal contractors.  The Order also added "gender identity" to the…
  • Jul 21

    Ban on Sexual Exploitation By Counselor Survives Establishment Clause Challenge

    Ban on Sexual Exploitation By Counselor Survives Establishment Clause Challenge
    In State of Iowa v. Edouard, (IA Sup. Ct., July 18, 2014), the Iowa Supreme Court upheld a clergyman's constitutional challenge to the state's statute prohibiting sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist (Iowa Code Sec. 709.15).…
  • Jul 21

    LA Times Profiles Becket Fund

    LA Times Profiles Becket Fund
    The Los Angeles Times yesterday profiled The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, saying in part:The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative…
Rank this Week: 53

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
  • Jul 21

    VICTORY! A Historic Day for LGBT Equality

    VICTORY! A Historic Day for LGBT Equality
    “Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming. You organized, you spoke up, you signed petitions, you sent letters -- I know because I got a lot of them.”   If you’ve ever questioned whether it…
  • Jul 21

    The FBI’s Counterterrorism Sting Operations Are Counterproductive

    The FBI’s Counterterrorism Sting Operations Are Counterproductive
    This piece originally ran on Al Jazeera America. Adel Daoud is no Ferris Bueller. A Chicago suburban teen, he couldn’t drive himself to the Jewel Osco grocery store down the street without getting lost, let alone pull a Bueller and…
  • Jul 21

    "The FBI's Terror Machine, Tonight on HBO"

    "The FBI's Terror Machine, Tonight on HBO"
    More suspense thriller than eat-your-broccoli documentary, The Newburgh Sting follows an FBI informant’s recruitment of four African-American men in an elaborate sting that made headlines in 2009 as a terrorist plot. See video …
Rank this Week: 59

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 13

    George Bush's Iraq: The Long Reach Of The Pottery Barn Rule

    George Bush's Iraq: The Long Reach Of The Pottery Barn Rule
    "You are going to be the proud owner of 25 million people,' he told the president. 'You will own all their hopes, aspirations, and problems. You'll own it all."-- Secretary of State Colin Powell to President George W. Bush per Bob…
  • Jun 10

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream
    While outraged conservatives fear that President Obama's exchange of five Taliban prisoners for the release of POW Bowe Bergdhal will precipitate terrorist attacks from Islam Jihadists, they conveniently ignore the…
  • Jun 3

    Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan

    Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan
    Being a Met fan is not a choice.  As a recent study published in the New York Times confirmed, if your team wins a championship when you are between the ages of 8 and 12, you are far more likely to maintain a lifetime…
Rank this Week: 199

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: 192

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/
  • Jul 19

    Obama's Anti-Discrimination Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees Will Not Exempt Religious Group

    Obama's Anti-Discrimination Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees Will Not Exempt Religious Group
    The New York Times: Obama Set to Bar Federal Contractors From Anti-Gay Discrimination, by Julie Hirschfeld Davis: President Obama plans to sign an executive order on Monday that protects gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees from…
  • Jul 18

    Idaho Asks Ninth Circuit To Reverse Ruling Invalidating 20-Week Abortion Ban

    Idaho Asks Ninth Circuit To Reverse Ruling Invalidating 20-Week Abortion Ban
    The Oregonian/AP: Idaho defends fetal-pain abortion law in federal court: A federal judge's ruling striking down Idaho's law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy should be reversed because criminal charges against the eastern Idaho…
  • Jul 18

    Half of Texas Abortion Clinics Have Closed in Wake of Restriction

    Half of Texas Abortion Clinics Have Closed in Wake of Restriction
    NPR - Shots blog: Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted, by Carrie Feibel: In a little over a year, the number of clinics that provide abortions in Texas fell to 20 from 41, and watchdogs say that...
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Jul 19

    It's Complicated. And the Law of Rule

    It's Complicated. And the Law of Rule
    Like Judge Kopf, I was sent a copy of Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution by a publicist at Henry Holt & Company in the hope that I would review it.  And like Judge Kopf, but without the initial internal…
  • Jul 17

    life in prison, with the remote possibility of death.

    life in prison, with the remote possibility of death.
    Cormac Carney went to the Air Force Academy for a year, then transferred to UCLA where he played football.  He played professionally for a year after college, then went to Harvard for law school.  In January 2003, Bush the Younger…
  • Jul 15

    Especially When It's Hard: Falling on One's Sword

    Especially When It's Hard: Falling on One's Sword
    I got a call today from a good lawyer hoping I could give him some advice.  He'd been appointed to do an appeal on behalf of a guy whose trial counsel was, to put it delicately, horrifically incompetent.  So bad that after he filed…
Rank this Week: 316

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

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

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

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

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Apr 13

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice   By R. Tamara de Silva April 13, 2013                            Dr. Kermit Gosnell's…
Rank this Week: 359

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

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

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

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

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 410

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 417

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: 539

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: 513

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 575

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/
  • Jul 21

    Serving two masters under Title VII

    Serving two masters under Title VII
    The old saying is that you can't serve two masters. But you can. Under Title VII, you can sue your immediate employer as well as another entity that also controls your employment. They are both on the hook for an unlawful employment practice…
  • Jul 15

    Under the First Amendment, the fox cannot watch the hen house

    Under the First Amendment, the fox cannot watch the hen house
    A Town Justice ran for re-election. At the same time, she was appointed the Democratic Party's Election Commissioner, which required her to regulate local elections by reviewing petitions, approve ballots and determine which voters can vote…
  • Jul 10

    2d Amendment claim fails under qualified immunity

    2d Amendment claim fails under qualified immunity
    Qualified immunity is a daily problem for plaintiffs' lawyers. It means the case gets dismissed even if the case technically has merit. A government official is immune from suit if the state of the case law was unclear at the time of the…
Rank this Week: 764

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 14

    Mean old man

    Mean old man
    Mean old man says Dummy, dummy You let that boy beat you weren’t first in your class. Mean old man takes them all to the toy store tells them pick out what you want and they come back excited and play with their new toys while you lie…
  • Jun 30

    ‘Veteran returns home to fixed-up surprise’

    ‘Veteran returns home to fixed-up surprise’
    Video doesn’t seem to embed. Link here. Jack Bernardo served for twenty-one years. He came home to a newly-renovated house, courtesy of another ex-Marine and friends. (His daughter is wearing a t-shirt from Kubasaki High. In case…
  • Jun 26

    Happy birthday to Dr. Grace Lee Boggs!

    Happy birthday to Dr. Grace Lee Boggs!
Rank this Week: 737

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

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

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

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

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

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

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

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre
    In what will surely become an historic inaugural address, President Barack Obama made two strong mentions of gay rights.  According to Politico, Obama “became the first president to use the word “gay” in an inaugural…
Rank this Week: 657

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Jul 16

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court
    As the Supreme Court ends another Term the attention continues to be on the Justices themselves and their voting patterns.  This past Term featured a higher than average number of unanimous opinions.  But as Adam Liptak from…
  • Jun 25

    As I Please (George Orwell Birthday Edition)

    As I Please (George Orwell Birthday Edition)
    George Orwell was born on this date in 1903 in the city of Motihari which was located in what was then British India (now India).  Aside from having written 1984 and Animal Farm, he also produced a great deal of … Continue reading…
  • Jun 5

    The Press and Mass Shooting

    The Press and Mass Shooting
    By now I do not think it is a stretch to describe the mass shooting as a truly American phenomenon.  To be sure, similar kinds of shootings happen in other countries, but nowhere do they happen with the frequency and … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1070

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jul 14

    A victory for common sense: 11th Circuit FHA ruling rejects subsequent owner liability in multi-family housing

    A victory for common sense: 11th Circuit FHA ruling rejects subsequent owner liability in multi-family housing
    In a decision issued on April 14, 2014 the 11th Circuit provided a major victory for subsequent owners of apartments and other types multi-family housing. In Harding v. Orlando Apts. LLC, 748 F.3d 1128 (11th Cir. 2014) the Court…
  • Jul 14

    Good news for ADA defendants facing cut and paste pleading

    Good news for ADA defendants facing cut and paste pleading
    A pair of recent district court decisions provide some hope for defendants that federal courts are taking seriously the plaintiff’s obligation to plead an intelligible claim for relief. Unfortunately, the standard is still fairly low,…
  • May 28

    A green card is no red light when it comes to ADA and FHA litigation

    A green card is no red light when it comes to ADA and FHA litigation
    Many modern building codes incorporate accessibility requirements that parallel or even exceed the requirements of the FHA and ADA. In fact, the regulations implementing the accessibility provisions of the Fair Housing Act identify as safe…
Rank this Week: 912

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jul 11

    KRGV – Woman Confused about Eviction Notice

    KRGV – Woman Confused about Eviction Notice
    Who’s my landlord? That’s the question one McAllen woman is asking. The man she is paying rent to wants her to stay, but an attorney who she has never met served her with a notice to vacate. She called Five On Your Side to sort…
  • Jul 9

    Texas Observer – A High Price to Pay

    Texas Observer – A High Price to Pay
    It took Joel and Estela Acosta a week to move everything out of their home of 16 years. Unable to afford a storage unit, the couple has moved many of their belongings to the yard of a house they’ve rented across the street. That yard is…
  • Jun 30

    Victoria Advocate – Victoria attorney honored for poverty law work

    Victoria Advocate – Victoria attorney honored for poverty law work
    The State Bar of Texas recently honored a Victoria attorney for her work protecting impoverished people from debt collectors. To read the entire article, click here.
Rank this Week: 1040

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/
  • Jun 7

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury
    A new study of homeless men found that 45% of the subjects surveyed had experienced traumatic brain injuries in the past.“You could see how it would happen,” says Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a researcher in trauma and neurosurgery at…
  • Jun 7

    If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save million

    If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save million
    In a world where money talks, evidence that putting a roof over someone's head is a boon to city budgets could be the incentive cities need to build housing for the homeless.Researchers at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte's…
  • Jun 7

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne
    "Really it’s just a roll of the dice when you think about it, what separates you from the family living in the hotel room down the road," writes Samantha Stonebraker-Bailey. "When you can humble yourself to think about it, it’s…
Rank this Week: 970

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/
  • Jul 21

    Great quote about same sex marriage

    Great quote about same sex marriage
    I came across today this great quote from Judge McShane hearing the marriage equality case in Oregon. The words summarise the story: <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Jul 21

    Same sex couples in the Family Court

    Same sex couples in the Family Court
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Jun 23

    Family Court allows 17 year old to have testosterone for gender dysphoria

    Family Court allows 17 year old to have testosterone for gender dysphoria
    A 17 year old biological girl has been allowed to have testosterone, after a Family Court judge determined that the teenager, called Spencer, was competent to decide to have treatment, to change her irreversibly to male. Justice Johns in the…
Rank this Week: 1201

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1333

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Procedural violations of IDEA are only actionable if they adversely impact the child's education or significantly impair the parents' participation rights. Which procedural violations are most likely to result in an adverse finding against a…
  • Jul 14

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Procedural violations of IDEA are only actionable if they adversely impact the child's education or significantly impair the parents' participation rights. Which procedural violations are most likely to result in an adverse finding against a…
  • Jul 10

    More Thoughts on Ermini v. Vittori

    More Thoughts on Ermini v. Vittori
    Seal of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Our last post discussed the breaking second circuit decision in Ermini v. Vittori.  You can read that post here. It is a big case.The case…
Rank this Week: 1170

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/
  • Jul 21

    California Death Penalty Struck Down based on "Death Row Phenomenon"

    California Death Penalty Struck Down based on &quot;Death Row Phenomenon&quot;
    Last Wednesday, a federal judge in California declared the state's administration of the death penalty to be unconstitutional. Critical to the decision are the delays in exercise of the dealth penalty in California, which currently run up to…
  • Jul 18

    Stereotyping Asian Americans As Misogynist

    Stereotyping Asian Americans As Misogynist
    Sital Kalantry sends along her post which captures the promotion of misogyny through cultural stereotyping. This piece also appeared in Huffington Post. In recent years, politicians in almost half the states in the country as well as a…
  • Jul 17

    On Call Scientists for Human Right

    On Call Scientists for Human Right
    Is There a Scientist in the House? by Risa Kaufman I just returned from a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science and Human Rights Coalition. This Coalition of the AAAS is a network of engaged...
Rank this Week: 1162

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

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

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1163

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    Professionals, Attorneys, Business owners invited to Happy Hour & Networking Social

    Professionals, Attorneys, Business owners invited to Happy Hour &amp; Networking Social
    Professionals, Attorneys, Business owners invited to Happy Hour & Networking SocialFriday, July 18, 2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM   at Bar Anticipation 703 16th AvenueLake Como/ Belmar, NJ…
  • Jun 13

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning
    In the absence of a marriage, Will or other legal arrangement to distribute property at death, your partner does not receive your assets and cannot administer your estate. The result can be lengthy delays and other problems. Individuals in…
  • Apr 5

    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar

    Nuts &amp; Bolts of Elder Law &amp; Estate Administration Seminar
    Nuts &  Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar          Wed, May 7  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM New Jersey Law Center One Constitution Square New Brunswick, NJ 08901 …
Rank this Week: 1327

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

Covers China, law, social causes, and domestic and foreign policy.

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1396

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1348

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: 1185

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
  • Jul 21

    Bruce Rauner's Tax Plan

    Bruce Rauner's Tax Plan
    Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for Governor of Illinois, recently released his Jobs and Growth blueprint, which includes his tax plan. Here is a look at his major tax proposals and current stance on the minimum wage. Income…
  • Jul 15

    The "Tennessee Promise": Real Reform or Empty Diversion?

    The "Tennessee Promise": Real Reform or Empty Diversion?
    As graduation season comes to an end, our thoughts return back to Republican Governor Haslam’s 2014 State of the State Address announcing a plan to provide two years of free community college and vocational school to all Tennesseans:…
  • Jul 3

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Fifty years ago yesterday President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964  into law, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in voter registration, in employment, in schools,…
Rank this Week: 2190

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 30

    SCOTUS End-of-Term Roundup: The Constitutional Case

    SCOTUS End-of-Term Roundup: The Constitutional Case
    In my previous post, I discussed the Court’s recent Fourth Amendment decisions.  Here are this term’s other criminal cases that also center on constitutional issues (excluding habeas decisions): Kansas v. Cheever, 571 U.S. __…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS End-of-Term Roundup: Fourth Amendment Case

    SCOTUS End-of-Term Roundup: Fourth Amendment Case
    On the criminal side of the Court’s docket, I found this term’s statutory interpretation cases more interesting than the constitutional cases.  In the latter category, the Fourth Amendment decisions were probably the most…
  • Jun 27

    SCOTUS End-of-Term Roundup: Should the Court Care How Effective a Statute Is?

    SCOTUS End-of-Term Roundup: Should the Court Care How Effective a Statute Is?
    In my previous post, I noted a number of the considerations that the Supreme Court emphasized in its criminal statutory interpretation cases from the past term.  In this post, I will highlight one recurring point of controversy, that is,…
Rank this Week: 2169

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Jun 29

    Idaho State Police stop to check on temporary license gets tossed!

    Idaho State Police stop to check on temporary license gets tossed!
     Ever wonder why every drug arrest begins with a traffic stop? Because all too often the police stop first and provide some reason later! If the drug task force decides to effect an arrest, they call the ISP or locals and have them do a…
  • Jun 26

    Cops Can't Search Cell Phone Without Warrant

    Cops Can't Search Cell Phone Without Warrant
               Will Young is an associate attorney with Peterson Lawyers. He writes today's post:            The Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday that the police must…
  • Jun 25

    When it comes to SGT Bowe Bergdahl, let's be happy he is back in the US

    When it comes to SGT Bowe Bergdahl, let's be happy he is back in the US
     SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s “disappearance” is not necessarily desertion. Once upon a time I served as an Army JAG officer - a Trial Defense Services lawyer - defending the men and women of the 4th Infantry Division at Ft.…
Rank this Week: 1645

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Unemployed Passes NJ Legislature

    Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Unemployed Passes NJ Legislature
    Both houses of the New Jersey State Legislature have passed a bill making it unlawful for New Jersey employers to discriminate against the unemployed. The bill prohibits employers from making decisions regarding hiring or terms and conditions…
  • Jun 3

    Seattle Leads the Nation in Highest Minimum Wage

    Seattle Leads the Nation in Highest Minimum Wage
    The City of Seattle, Washington, is currently leading the nation by mandating that businesses pay a minimum wage of $15 per hour. The wage increase, which will affect more than 100,000 employees, will be phased in over a number of years. …
  • Apr 1

    Top Five States for Employment Law Claim

    Top Five States for Employment Law Claim
    According to employment practices liability insurer Hiscox, California, Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia are the top five riskiest places in the country for employee lawsuits. Employers in these states face a…
Rank this Week: 1723

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Mar 7

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed

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

    Disqualification for High Blood Pressure Overturned

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

    Appeal of Disqualification for Stationary Engineer Overturned

    Appeal of Disqualification for Stationary Engineer Overturned
     Candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer (Electric) was disqualified in February 2011 due to being educated abroad and lack of work experience.  His Appeal for Manifest Error was denied in March of 2011. In October of…
Rank this Week: 1665

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 1820

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Law Offices of Joshua Friedman.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jul 20

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer's…
  • Jul 18

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC has a multi-disciplinary approach to civil rights advocacy. We believe civil rights have never been won solely or even primarily in court. Public struggle is protected activity under civil rights statutes…
  • Jan 2

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret
    During the Civil Rights Movement advocates used a combination of lawsuits, sit ins, protest marches, and boycotts, to fight institutional racism. Newspaper reporting of these protests played an important role in changing public opinion, which…
Rank this Week: 1664

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* &amp; 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: 2269

Prop 8 on Trial

Prop 8 on Trial

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

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

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

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

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

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

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September.
Rank this Week: 2047

Queer Law Watch

Queer Law Watch

Covers cases of importance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. By Christopher Goeken.

http://queerlawwatch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Married Same-Sex Couples Need Not Be Pre-certified to Adopt Spouse's Child

    Married Same-Sex Couples Need Not Be Pre-certified to Adopt Spouse's Child
    A Monroe County Family Court Judge has ruled that married same-sex couples should be treated like their heterosexual counterparts when one parent wants to adopt the child of the other. Usually, same-sex couples needed to submit to an…
  • Jan 27

    Guidance for NY Same-Sex Couple

    Guidance for NY Same-Sex Couple
    Several advocacy groups have released guidance on how New York State will treat same-sex couples who married out of state. It's available here.
  • Nov 5

    Our Long National Nightmare is Finally Coming to an End

    Our Long National Nightmare is Finally Coming to an End
    So many more bloggers more eloquent than I will write about the victory. All I can add is that I am very hopeful that Obama can start to address the big issues in a way that hasn't been done in a generation.
Rank this Week: 1741

The Social Report

The Social Report

Covers issues of race, gender, and class, as well as how government and politics affect society.

http://thesocialreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    The Unhappiness of Jack Bauer

    The Unhappiness of Jack Bauer
    Not long ago “Hustle,” a BBC television series, was taken to task by a reviewer in the New York Times. She faulted it for presenting a fantastic image of contemporary London. It was too affluent to be believable, she thought, in light of…
  • Nov 26

    Who cares about politics?

    Who cares about politics?
    Last month, the New York Times published an article on the presidential candidates' clothing – not what they're wearing (although that's been analyzed too) but what they're selling. Mostly, candidates sell themselves, but they're also…
  • Oct 30

    Blackwater Blues: Vigilantes in Iraq

    Blackwater Blues: Vigilantes in Iraq
    The use by Coalition forces in Iraq of what essentially amount to irregular forces (contract companies, outsourcing agencies) adds a further dimension to an already spiralling conflict. In Iraq, citizens face the prospect of kidnap and…
Rank this Week: 2233

The Happy Feminist

The Happy Feminist

Thoughts of a 30-something, married, Unitarian, dog-loving attorney.

http://happyfeminist.typepad.com/happyfeminist/
  • Apr 11

    STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU

    STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU
    Obviously, it is still taking me some time to work out my blog-life balance. At the moment, I am on vacation in sunny Los Angeles for my annual visit to my grandmother. Last week was torture as I frantically tried to tie up numerous loose…
  • Apr 2

    POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?

    POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?
    People are wont to comment that women hold incredible power by virtue of our sexual desirability to men -- and that somehow we feminists just don't appreciate it or that we want to diminish that power.  This is a silly view.  One can…
  • Mar 30

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED
    OK, I am feeling frivolous and it's Friday afternoon.  What better to do than tear down some MSN relationship advice, an art form invented by Amanda Marcotte (the tearing down I mean)?  I am not going to do any fisking (I have to get back…
Rank this Week: 2368

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 2954