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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/
  • Jan 30

    Acorny

    Acorny
    I don’t know why, but this video made me laugh a lot. The setup is that I got to it via a post by Valdis Kletnieks to the North American Network Operators Group (Nanog) crediting Lauren Weinstein for sharing “a … Continue…
  • Jan 27

    Interview About Jotwell

    Interview About Jotwell
    The Scholastica Blog interviewed me about Jotwell.
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
Rank this Week: 12

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
  • Jan 26

    Torture Is More “Fun” in the Philippine

    Torture Is More “Fun” in the Philippine
    Nerve Macaspac, Country Specialist for the Philippines, Amnesty International USA Torture not only remains prevalent in the country but has also become a form of entertainment for its police. In January 2014, Amnesty International revealed…
  • Jan 23

    Saudi Arabia: The Question on Everybody’s Mind

    Saudi Arabia: The Question on Everybody’s Mind
    By Sevag Kechichian, Researcher on Saudi Arabia at Amnesty International. The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has, once again, focused international attention to the oil-rich Middle Eastern country’s human…
  • Jan 22

    One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!

    One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!
    Thanks to everyone who took part in the very urgent social media action to free Guadalupe! Guadalupe is one of 17 Salvadoran women who were sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison after suffering miscarriages. The only legal option ……
Rank this Week: 20

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: 65

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
  • Jan 30

    For Some Families Fleeing Violence, a Shot at a Fair Shake

    For Some Families Fleeing Violence, a Shot at a Fair Shake
    When I met Milagro* and her two toddlers just a few months ago, they were locked up in a makeshift federal detention facility in the desert of Artesia, New Mexico, awaiting imminent deportation to Honduras – a near certain death…
  • Jan 29

    What Should We Think About Big Data That Aims to Help People?

    What Should We Think About Big Data That Aims to Help People?
    A data analytics company collects a variety of information about individuals in New York City, including demographic data, court records, employment status, education level, age, and any history of interaction with the foster care system or…
  • Jan 29

    For-Profit Companies Are Helping to Put People In Jail for Being Poor. I Should Know, I Was One of Them.

    For-Profit Companies Are Helping to Put People In Jail for Being Poor. I Should Know, I Was One of Them.
    In December, I was jailed for five days simply because I couldn't afford to pay $838 in traffic fines and fees to DeKalb County and a private probation company called Judicial Correction Services, Inc. It sounds unbelievable, but that's…
Rank this Week: 80

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Chile's Parliament Approves Civil Union

    Chile's Parliament Approves Civil Union
    On Wednesday, the National Congress of Chile (Chile's Parliament) gave final approval to the Civil Union Agreement bill.  PanAm Post reports that if, as expected, Chilean President Michelle Bachele signs the bill, this will make…
  • Jan 30

    Muslim Texans Face Hostile Reception At State Capitol

    Muslim Texans Face Hostile Reception At State Capitol
    Yesterday CAIR Texas sponsored its annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day, featuring sessions on political activism and meetings with state representatives.  According to the Texas Tribune, participants visiting freshman representative…
  • Jan 30

    D.C.'s Kesher Israel Wants Religous Court To Force Rabbi Out of Synagogue-Owned House

    D.C.'s Kesher Israel Wants Religous Court To Force Rabbi Out of Synagogue-Owned House
    On Wednesday, Washington D.C.'s Kesher Israel Synagogue and its president instituted a suit in a Jewish religious court-- the Beth Din of America-- against the synagogue's former rabbi, Barry Freundel.  The rabbi was suspended without…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Jan 29

    They Don't Know How They'll Feel

    They Don't Know How They'll Feel
    September 25, 1996.That was the day Robert Charles Ladd raped, strangled, and beat to death Vicki Ann Garner, then set her on fire.  Today is the day the good people of Texas plan to strap him to a table, stick him with needles, and kill…
  • Jan 28

    News from the World of Public Defender

    News from the World of Public Defender
    Three stories.San Francisco.  The City by the Bay.  The embodiment of the left coast.  Liberal mecca.That's where Jami Tillotson plies her trade as a deputy public defender. And where, in the Hall of Justice around 2 o'clock…
  • Jan 28

    Retards Killing the Intellectually Disabled

    Retards Killing the Intellectually Disabled
    A bit of history.The year was 1989.  Johnny Paul Penry was, as even polite folks said in those days, mentally retarded.  He was also on death row in Texas.  That combination of things, his lawyers said, should be impossible.…
Rank this Week: 174

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jan 28

    Mind Your Ps and Q

    Mind Your Ps and Q
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled that the documents we attorneys sign will be interpreted based on their plain meaning, even if it's plain we didn't mean what we wrote. The case has nothing to do with…
  • Jan 27

    Malicious Prosecution Claims in a Post-Rehberg World

    Malicious Prosecution Claims in a Post-Rehberg World
    Courtesty of http://www.probono.netA decision civil rights lawyers have been waiting on, at least in the Second Circuit's jurisdiction where I practice, since the Supreme Court granted police officers civil immunity for lying to grand…
  • Jan 19

    Marching on Montgomery

    Marching on Montgomery
    Almost 50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., participated in a historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to call attention to the ongoing fierce opposition to black voter registration, despite the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964.My…
Rank this Week: 117

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

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

    "Programming Errors: Understanding the Constitutionality of Stop and Frisk as a Program, not an Incident"

    "Programming Errors: Understanding the Constitutionality of Stop and Frisk as a Program, not an Incident"
    The title of this post comes from this upcoming paper by Professor Tracey Meares, the abstract of which states: This essay takes seriously the relevance of law enforcement effectiveness and the role of empiricism to understanding the…
  • Jan 29

    "(E)Racing Trayvon Martin"

    "(E)Racing Trayvon Martin"
    The title of this post comes from this intriguing paper by Professor Cynthia Lee, the abstract of which states: In this essay, Cynthia Lee celebrates the 25th anniversary of Critical Race Theory (CRT) by writing about the pitfalls of the...
  • Jan 28

    "Griswold at 50: Contraception as a Sex Equality Right"

    "Griswold at 50: Contraception as a Sex Equality Right"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professors Neil Siegel and Reva Siegel, the abstract of which states: Challenges to federal law requiring insurance coverage of contraception are occurring on the eve of the 50th…
Rank this Week: 479

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

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

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

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
  • Nov 19

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur
    Entrepreneurs in San Antonio have a chance at a free session for legal advice – if they act quickly. The opportunity is this evening only, when Geekdom will host a pro-bono legal clinic for business owners to consult with an attorney…
Rank this Week: 354

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: 269

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: 298

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: 221

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4485

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/
  • Jan 30

    2d Circuit provides some guidance on the Mount Healthy defense

    2d Circuit provides some guidance on the Mount Healthy defense
    First Amendment retaliation cases brought by public employees who get fired for speaking out have a trap door that we call the Mount Healthy defense, named after a Supreme Court decision from 1977 that says that even if the plaintiff proves…
  • Jan 27

    Brutish coaching does not violate the Constitution

    Brutish coaching does not violate the Constitution
    The football coach was a brute, that's true. His players brought a federal lawsuit against him. The factual allegations are disturbing, but they do not establish a constitutional violation, so the case is dismissed.The case is Votta v.…
  • Jan 23

    New York's vaccination law does not violate the Constitution

    New York's vaccination law does not violate the Constitution
    A subculture in American society does not believe in vaccinating children. That belief runs afoul of New York law, which requires that parents vaccinate their kids before sending them to school. Some parents have challenged that law as…
Rank this Week: 3913

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/
  • Jan 30

    Will the Superbowl Domestic Violence Ads Reach Their Goals?

    Will the Superbowl Domestic Violence Ads Reach Their Goals?
    As reported in the Huffington Post, the feminist website UltraViolet requested that Sports Illustrated run a short video which it produced as part of its #GoodellMustGo campaign. Sports Illustrated agreed. The video will run this Thursday in…
  • Jan 29

    Human Rights Conference Scam

    Human Rights Conference Scam
    Once a week, maybe more, I receive an e-mail invitation to participate in a generic-sounding conference, usually in an exotic location. Often, the conference topics are human rights related -- perhaps focused on worldwide trafficking or child…
  • Jan 28

    Is the FDA Ban on MSM Blood Donations Discriminatory?

    Is the FDA Ban on MSM Blood Donations Discriminatory?
    With fanfare, the Food and Drug Administration announced a new policy on blood donations from men who have sex with men. Much to the disappointment of activists seeking to terminate the ban entirely, the new policy replaced a lifetime ban...
Rank this Week: 945

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/
  • Jan 29

    "The Fire on Bus 57"

    "The Fire on Bus 57"
    From the NYT Magazine: It was close to 5 o’clock on the afternoon of Nov. 4, 2013, and Sasha Fleischman was riding the 57 bus home from school. An 18-year-old senior at a small private high school, Sasha wore a...<img…
  • Jan 29

    Fathers as caregiver

    Fathers as caregiver
    From the New Republic: ....there are two problems with what President Obama said about paid parental leave in his State of the Union: First, he called it “maternity leave.” And, second, that statement quoted above is all he said.…
  • Jan 29

    Rutgers Law Dean Speaks Out Against Sexist Teaching Evaluation

    Rutgers Law Dean Speaks Out Against Sexist Teaching Evaluation
    Rutgers-Camden Vice Dean Adam Scales tells students to stop being sexist. Inside Higher Ed, Brains, Not Clothes Many female professors complain that students evaluate them in sexist ways based in part on appearance, and data suggests that's…
Rank this Week: 898

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/
  • Jan 29

    Comparing States' Unintended Pregnancy Rates Based on Abortion Stance

    Comparing States' Unintended Pregnancy Rates Based on Abortion Stance
    The Washington Post (The Fix blog): States that are more opposed to abortion rights have fewer abortions — but not fewer unintended pregnancies, by Aaron Blake: Abortion in America is an extremely divisive issue, splitting Republicans and…
  • Jan 29

    Rep. Tim Ryan Switches to Pro-Choice Camp

    Rep. Tim Ryan Switches to Pro-Choice Camp
    The New York Times (Taking Note blog): Tim Ryan’s Switch on Abortion Rights, by Dorothy Samuels: Representative Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat who previously opposed abortion rights, has officially changed sides. He’s very welcome in the…
  • Jan 22

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted
    NPR: 30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case, by Jason Beaubien: Seven years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana went to jail in El Salvador. She was initially charged with abortion but prosecutors elevated the charge…
Rank this Week: 2244

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: 1279

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - PS IV The GAO Report Continued #bully

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - PS IV The GAO Report Continued #bully
    David M. Walker (U.S. Comptroller General) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The 2012 Government Accountability Office report on school bullying is loaded with information. You should take a look at it.  Here are some of the items from…
  • Jan 26

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying?------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Jan 24

    My Lunch With Ernie Bank

    My Lunch With Ernie Bank
    English: black and white photo of the bronze statue of Ernie Banks (Mr Cub) at Wrigley Field (Photo credit: Wikipedia)OK so this post has little to do with special education law.  Except maybe that my only sports addiction, the Chicago…
Rank this Week: 1021

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jan 28

    Age Discrim. Article Featured in Aging Today

    Age Discrim. Article Featured in Aging Today
    I am pleased that the American Society on Aging has chosen to feature my article, An Epidemic of Discrimination, about the silent epidemic of age discrimination in the workplace, on its web site and in the January/February…
  • Jan 25

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination
    “Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act … .”  Source: Blueprint for Change (2008) I was surprised when I recently…
  • Jan 20

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union
    President Obama forgot something in his State of the Union address – the plight of older Americans. He talked about a young couple who suffered through the recession but emerged victorious. He talked about middle class…
Rank this Week: 2532

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 28

    Colorado Public Records Denial

    Colorado Public Records Denial
    Records custodians can and do at times refuse public records requests.  But when does a denial occur? This relatively simple and straight-forward question is actually complex and at times open to interpretation.  Neither the the…
  • Jan 22

    Colorado, A Fracking Me

    Colorado, A Fracking Me
    There does not seem to be a lot of agreed upon information about the effects of fracking.  A lurking culprit for this is the nondisclosure agreements signed between companies and individuals.  Because of this, it can be difficult to…
  • Jan 5

    Denver Sheriff Case Study – Taser Use Against the Mentally Ill

    Denver Sheriff Case Study – Taser Use Against the Mentally Ill
    Should the Denver Sheriff use a Taser on an individual who is inflicting harm to him/herself? It increasingly appears the Denver Sheriff at least tolerates the practice if there is a physical violation jeopardizing the lawful order.1…
Rank this Week: 2576

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/
  • Jan 28

    Social media posts violating probation/parole

    Social media posts violating probation/parole
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Social media posts violating probation/parole." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Social media posts violating probation/parole When I read a headline indicating that an…
  • Jan 21

    Plan for 2015 with these solo/small firm resource

    Plan for 2015 with these solo/small firm resource
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Plan for 2015 with these solo/small firm resources." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Plan for 2015 with these solo/small firm resources The new year is upon us and…
  • Jan 15

    2015 Legal Technology Prediction

    2015 Legal Technology Prediction
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "2015 Legal Technology Predictions." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 2015 Legal Technology Predictions As 2014 draws to a close, it’s once again time for me to take a…
Rank this Week: 1822

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/
  • Jan 28

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (of which I am a member) released the results of its first-ever survey of citizen attitudes toward the police.  Although the survey identified a few areas of concern, the overall tenor…
  • Jan 7

    A Social Trust Theory of Criminal Law

    A Social Trust Theory of Criminal Law
    Last fall, I started a series of posts here on substantive criminal law theory.  I wasn’t satisfied with the way they were framed, though, and decided to approach the topic differently through a series of posts on the Marquette Law…
  • Dec 14

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4
    My previous post began a consideration of general deterrence.  I view general deterrence through the lens of the criminal-justice system’s overall aim of promoting social trust.  General deterrence is one of four mechanisms by…
Rank this Week: 4749

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jan 27

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
  • Jan 6

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)
    "This, sadly, was not always the dichotomy — his blog, going back to 2004 as a law student, paints the picture of a far tamer, more reasonable man, interested in cases of authority figures abusing their stations, and where justice was…
  • Jan 4

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?
    Swatting has been in the news a lot recently. Swatting results when a prank caller (or often someone who does not approve of your political activities and wants to censor you) calls 9-1-1, telling the dispather than there is an emergency. Due…
Rank this Week: 2413

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 27

    Adults with Autism

    Adults with Autism
    Saw this article today put out by Public Broadcasting about seeking to have more thought and supports put into adult services for people on the autistic spectrum. Parents are very rightly focused on special education services for their…
  • Jan 23

    Another School Bus Incident for a Child with Autism

    Another School Bus Incident for a Child with Autism
    Once again another incident in which a child with autism was abused or abandoned on a school bus.  This time a driver tied a three year-old child into his seat.  …
  • Oct 21

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement
    Hello friends: Tomorrow is a busy day for me as I will be making two presentations on special education topics. In the morning I will be speaking in New Brunswick to other attorneys from across the state of New Jersey on the topic of…
Rank this Week: 2292

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

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

    Snowmageddon is Not a Reason to Use Paid Sick Leave

    Snowmageddon is Not a Reason to Use Paid Sick Leave
    As we approach our first “mega-snow storm” here in New Jersey and New York, we just wanted to clarify when employees can use sick leave under New York City’s Earned Sick Leave Act. I have gotten a few questions about the…
  • Jan 22

    Be Careful Before You Disqualify An Applicant with a Criminal Conviction

    Be Careful Before You Disqualify An Applicant with a Criminal Conviction
    A recent case out of Hawaii serves as a reminder to employers to be careful before assuming that a prior conviction and job-related and disqualifying. In Shimose v. Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, the court recently refused to dismiss a…
  • Jan 21

    What Does President Obama’s State of the Union Signal for Employers?

    What Does President Obama’s State of the Union Signal for Employers?
    I must confess that I did not watch last night’s State of the Union as I was stuck at the office working on a brief.  I have had time since to sift through the speech and have tried to distill out the employment-related issues.…
Rank this Week: 1101

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1348

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

Features questions and answers about how the law affects homeless life. By Linda Tashbook.

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 638

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    North Carolina federal court rules trans employee covered by Title VII

    North Carolina federal court rules trans employee covered by Title VII
    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has ruled that a trans employee is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In Lewis v. High Point Regional Health System, the Court rejected the…
  • Dec 20

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit
    Normally, courts are not allowed to, and often reduce, large punitive damage awards that are much larger than the amount of compensatory damages.  Punitive damages refer to extra damages given because of a defendant's malicious intent,…
  • Dec 14

    When you have a case, and when you just don't

    When you have a case, and when you just don't
    From Wait A Second!, the Second Circuit civil rights blog, discussing a recent case from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, about an employee who says that he was fired because of his disability: Although he admitted his inaccurate…
Rank this Week: 1390

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4700

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/
  • Jan 19

    Proud To Be Maladjusted

    Proud To Be Maladjusted
    Originally posted on January 17, 2011Mountain Top by Romare BeardenOver the weekend, I grabbed from my bookshelf A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr., and literally dusted it off.  I flipped through it…
  • Jan 6

    Back Story: Mike Piazza Is Again Snubbed By Baseball Hall Of Fame Voter

    Back Story: Mike Piazza Is Again Snubbed By Baseball Hall Of Fame Voter
    Mike Piazza, a 12-time All Star and a true superstar, is not in the Hall of Fame because of a case of back acne.  Seriously.  Sluggers during the Steroid Era are presumptively suspect of using "performance…
  • Dec 30

    Baseball Hall of Fame Voting: Focus On Substance Over Substance

    Baseball Hall of Fame Voting: Focus On Substance Over Substance
    “Voting shall be based on the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, their contributions to the team on which the player played.” -- BWAA's Hall of Fame RulesRacists and segregationists who…
Rank this Week: 2948

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 2020

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/
  • Jan 19

    Will the LNP try to criminalise gay, lesbian and single intended parents through surrogacy?

    Will the LNP try to criminalise gay, lesbian and single intended parents through surrogacy?
    At the last Queensland election, then Opposition Leader Campbell Newman stated that there would be no changes to Queensland's surrogacy laws. Will he do so this time? By June 2012, the Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, who has been…
  • Jan 18

    LGBTI ask the candidates tonight

    LGBTI ask the candidates tonight
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  • Dec 16

    Surrogacy seminar in Melbourne tonight, Sydney on Saturday

    Surrogacy seminar in Melbourne tonight, Sydney on Saturday
    I address the seminar in Brisbane It is always a joyous time to see friends from overseas, especially when we are all engaged in speaking together! I was lucky that on Monday night I was able to speak in Brisbane at the surrogacy seminar,…
Rank this Week: 1007

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
  • Jan 16

    Remembering Dr. King - Is There a Place for Extremists?

    Remembering Dr. King - Is There a Place for Extremists?
    Today, as we remember and honor one of our country’s leading exponents of activism in the fight for unity and equal opportunity, we also face ongoing divided government in Congress and in many parts of the country. These divisions have…
  • Jan 5

    Secure Choice Will Ensure a Secure Future for Many Worker

    Secure Choice Will Ensure a Secure Future for Many Worker
    Mark January 4, 2015, down as a date to remember—one of the greatest legislative wins for families and individuals facing and living in poverty became law in Illinois. Called Secure Choice, it takes what corporate America has known for…
  • Dec 18

    Two Legal Aid Programs Secure Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence Survivor

    Two Legal Aid Programs Secure Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence Survivor
    L.S.’s abuser found her at her workplace in Georgia. She felt that she had no choice but to leave her job and escape to a domestic violence shelter with her children. Another woman, E.C., lived hundreds of miles away in Washington,…
Rank this Week: 3592

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/
  • Jan 16

    Senjata Cinta yang Merusak Hubungan Kekasih

    Senjata Cinta yang Merusak Hubungan Kekasih
    Dalam keadaan putus asa, orang orang sekarang mulai menggunakan cara negatif untuk memaksakan pasangan mereka agar lebih mencintai mereka. Mereka menyembunyikan kasih sayang dan juah secara emosi. Mereka menjadi lekas cepat marah dan suka…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 2442

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jan 13

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two
    The Adverse Effects of Laptops in the Socratic classroom I blogged quite some time ago about the adverse effects of student laptop use in the Socratic classroom. The issue arose again recently when a junior colleague became concerned about…
  • Jan 1

    2014 in review

    2014 in review
    Happy New Year to all of my readers. WordPress sent me this summary of 2014 views of nahmodlaw.com. One thing I found of interest was the fact that many views were of older posts on First Amendment, constitutional law and section 1983. I…
  • Dec 15

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State
    Prior Related First Amendment Posts I previously blogged about some of the basics of free speech doctrine. I addressed its three primary rationales–marketplace of ideas, self-government and individual autonomy–on January 19, 2010.…
Rank this Week: 3867

Law is War

Law is War

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

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 13

    Cameron, Tabloids & Tyrants: Vous n’êtes pas Charlie

    Cameron, Tabloids &amp; Tyrants: Vous n&rsquo;&ecirc;tes pas Charlie
    The tragic events that took place in Paris last week have stimulated heated debate about a range of difficult issues including where the limits of freedom of expression lie and how best to tackle extremism.  This post is not…
  • Jan 5

    Arrest Targets: We Do Not Consent

    Arrest Targets: We Do Not Consent
    Rule of Targets British police allegedly act under a philosophy of policing by consent (‘the police are the public and the public are the police’, as the saying goes), which encompasses a number of principles set out in General…
  • Jan 5

    Arrest Targets: We Do Not Consent

    Arrest Targets: We Do Not Consent
    Rule of Targets British police allegedly act under a philosophy of policing by consent (‘the police are the public and the public are the police’, as the saying goes), which encompasses a number of principles set out in General…
Rank this Week: 523

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
  • Jan 13

    How Abraham Lincoln and Outside-the-Box Thinking Can Help Unions Stop Government Contractor Wage Theft

    How Abraham Lincoln and Outside-the-Box Thinking Can Help Unions Stop Government Contractor Wage Theft
      To secure to each labourer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government. Abraham Lincoln, 1847Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Dec 19

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland
      Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not require that warehouse workers who package goods for Amazon be paid for the time they spend going through mandatory security screenings at the end of their shifts. These…
  • Dec 11

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?
        Recent reports are that law students are demanding to postpone their exams as a result of the national tragedies in Ferguson and New York. Students who find it impossible to take tests because of news…
Rank this Week: 1260

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Jan 12

    In Front of Your Nose

    In Front of Your Nose
    In 1946 George Orwell wrote a piece called In Front of Your Nose in which he famously said that “[t]o see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”  This is so, Orwell thought, because people have…
  • Jan 6

    Rasheed: Divided Fifth Circuit Panel Finds Counsel Ineffective Under Padilla But No Harm

    Rasheed: Divided Fifth Circuit Panel Finds Counsel Ineffective Under Padilla But No Harm
    Now that the Supreme Court has decided that Padilla cannot be applied retroactively, the lower courts are, as expected, trying to figure out what set of circumstances merits relief under Padilla — that is, when does a foreign national…
  • Oct 29

    The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind
    The following is a “reluctantly dissenting” opinion written by a federal appellate judge in a case  that concerned the voluntariness of incriminating statements made by a 19-year old to detectives in an interrogation room.…
Rank this Week: 4320

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/
  • 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.…
  • Jan 8

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport
    Some Orlando airport employees have contacted the media to report that homeless people are using the airport's first level to sleep and even bathe in the public bathrooms -- and that's upsetting travelers."It is an issue," said Norma McCann,…
Rank this Week: 2461

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Jan 9

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona
    I think the state of Arizona needs to seriously consider the Marshall Plan while things are in a state of flux with the death penalty. Both sides have agreed to a time out in the lawsuit seeking to make public Arizona’s execution…
  • Jan 7

    Article – Nonbinding Bondage

    Article – Nonbinding Bondage
    BDSM contracts … sigh, I never got to study these in law school. Apparently, these non-legally binding agreements are used to layout the terms of a BDSM sexual relationship between two or more individuals.  Since I still not have…
  • Dec 20

    Conflict of Interest in Prosecuting Police Misconduct

    Conflict of Interest in Prosecuting Police Misconduct
    State level prosecutors are put in an interesting position when deciding whether or not to bring charges during police abuse cases.  Recently a discussion began on how police abuse cases are prosecuted, after a few high profile cases…
Rank this Week: 1321

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

Covers religious law and liberty issues affecting churches, ministries, and individuals. By Telios Law PLLC.

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Jan 8

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value
    What if your religious beliefs as an employee are in conflict with the organization’s basic values? Does it have to accommodate you anyway? Maybe, according to a recent Pennsylvania case.What if your religious beliefs as an employee are…
  • Jan 3

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.
    Can you have a union at a religious college? Only if the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can exercise its jurisdiction over faculty members. NLRB has tried to do this several times. Shortly before Christmas in 2014, the NLRB developed a…
  • Aug 14

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy
    Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children get hurt.Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children…
Rank this Week: 3475

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/
  • Jan 7

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ
    As of January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in New Jersey is $8.38 per hour, up from $8.25 per hour.  The increase is the result of an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution which requires New Jersey’s minimum wage to be…
  • Dec 19

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote
    The New Jersey Assembly is set to vote on a bill, already approved by the Senate, which would require public entities to purchase products made in the U.S. of A.  Supporters of the bill, which include U.S. companies and labor unions, say…
  • Dec 15

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE &amp; HOUR &ndash; Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
Rank this Week: 3901

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1479

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Jan 2

    The Prosecutor Has A Story - and he will spin it against you at trial!

    The Prosecutor Has A Story - and he will spin it against you at trial!
      By now you likely have finished listening to Serial, a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig that garnered over 5 million listeners and which I last wrote about weeks ago. Time…
  • Dec 8

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS
     “For the last year, I’ve spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999. Or, if you want to get technical about it (and apparently I do), where a high school…
  • Nov 24

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
Rank this Week: 1323