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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/
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?
    Due to an aside I delivered in class, my Administrative Law students have expressed an interest in celebrating Groundhog Day, which is Feb. 2. My initial reaction was a bit negative: How, living in Florida, can this be anything but ……
  • Jan 23

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk
    This morning I presented a short talk on the tensions between Big Data and privacy at the University of Toronto’s conference on The Future Frontiers of Online Privacy. Here, in case you care–and for the record–are my slides…
Rank this Week: 15

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
  • Feb 5

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter
    Yesterday, President Obama visited a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. He quoted from the Islamic holy book, the Quran. And he unequivocally denounced anti-Muslim hate.
  • Feb 2

    What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girl

    What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girl
    In 1998, El Salvador outlawed abortion under any circumstances, including cases where the life or health of the woman is at risk; where pregnancies are the result of rape or incest; and in cases of severe fetal abnormalities. El…
  • Feb 1

    When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror

    When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror
    Muslim bodies have been detained, extradited, tortured, and unlawfully killed. Muslim lives have been drowned in a sea of policy and rhetoric that justifies the loss of lives as “collateral damage” in the name of protecting U.S.…
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: 33

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 51

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
  • Feb 5

    The Privatization of Terrorism Blacklists Will Damage Innocent Live

    The Privatization of Terrorism Blacklists Will Damage Innocent Live
    A private service used to screen customers and clients is blacklisting thousands of people as terrorists. A private service that banks, employers, and government agencies use to screen customers and clients is blacklisting thousands of…
  • Feb 5

    Pentagon Releases 198 Abuse Photos in Long-Running Lawsuit. What They Don’t Show Is a Bigger Story.

    Pentagon Releases 198 Abuse Photos in Long-Running Lawsuit. What They Don’t Show Is a Bigger Story.
    The Defense Department’s rationale for not releasing the photos is contrary to democratic governance. Today, after more than a decade of legal battles and stonewalling, the Department of Defense released 198 photos relating to prisoner…
  • Feb 5

    Who is Chelsea Manning?

    Who is Chelsea Manning?
    Listen to Chelsea Manning share her story in this new podcast. Whistleblower. Traitor. Transwoman. Freak. Hero. Chelsea Manning has been called many things and is recognizable to many.   She has informed the public of United States…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Feb 6

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice
    Feministing (Jan. 25, 2016): The Feministing Five: Reproaction, by Suzanna Bobadilla: Erin Matson and Pamela Merritt have founded Reproaction a direct action group working "to engage people across the US to fight for reproductive…
  • Feb 5

    What the word's women pack in their maternity bag

    What the word's women pack in their maternity bag
    The Guardian (Jan. 29, 2016): What the world's women pack in their maternity bags - in pictures, Global Development: From plastic sheets, thermos flasks and torches to touchscreen tablets and massage oils, WaterAid has revealed, as part of…
  • Feb 5

    Texas Funding Cuts Targeting Planned Parenthood and Other Family Planning Clinics Result in Increased Birth Rate

    Texas Funding Cuts Targeting Planned Parenthood and Other Family Planning Clinics Result in Increased Birth Rate
    La Times (Feb. 3, 2016): After Texas stopped funding Planned Parenthood, low-income women had more babies, Deborah Netburn: A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that cuts to Planned Parenthood and other family…
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
  • Jan 19

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern
    The 2016 presidential campaign so far has been driven largely by fear.  The Republicans are cynically drawing on (and generating) the fear of terrorist attacks and the fear of a fading American dream for the white working class. …
Rank this Week: 131

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
  • Oct 23

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University
    Devin McCahey is a student at Iowa State University. Yesterday on Twitter he told me: straight white people literally like ur an abomination and don't deserve the same rights as others. Be grateful we aren't just killing you. Mr. McCahey also…
  • Oct 16

    The Media Push to Normalize Pedophilia Begin

    The Media Push to Normalize Pedophilia Begin
    For years people who warned that the normalization of pedophilia would be the next major "civil rights battle" were dismissed as tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists. Yet the push for pedophile acceptance has begun. To the…
Rank this Week: 195

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: 197

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 376

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: 425

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: 450

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: 480

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/
  • Feb 3

    Pete Seeger - RIP

    Pete Seeger - RIP
  • Feb 2

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground
    It must be nice to have a slush fund.  Or you could think of it as not-so-petty cash.Turns out that Missouri pays cash for executions.  Chris McDaniel for Buzzfeed news:Shortly before each execution in Missouri, a high-ranking…
  • Jan 29

    Breaking News: Sun Rises in East

    Breaking News: Sun Rises in East
    The headline in the Columbus Dispatch caught my eye.Study finds racial, gender bias in Ohio executionsI mean, damn.  I'd figured that Ohio (the state that round at the ends and stoned in the middle) would be better than that.  We…
Rank this Week: 539

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

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

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t
    Dorothy Graves was homeless last year. She lived out of her 2001 GM Cavalier for four months, showering at friends’ houses, before she heard the Victoria Housing Authority could put a roof over her head. “I was ecstatic,”…
  • Jan 5

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

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

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 570

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/
  • Jan 2

    Terminated Probationary teacher seeking back pay in Article 78 must file Notice of Claim in 90 day

    Terminated Probationary teacher seeking back pay in Article 78 must file Notice of Claim in 90 day
    The New York State Court of Appeals held that a probationary teacher who sues for back pay in an Article 78 would have had to have filed a Notice of Claim within 90 after the claim arose. The Court affirmed the Appellate Division, Second…
  • Dec 22

    Education Law 3020(a) termination decision upheld

    Education Law 3020(a) termination decision upheld
    After and Education Law 3020-a hearing the Petitioner was terminated from employment with the New York City Department of Education. DOE.  She had been a tenured teacher and was charged with failing to plan and execute lessons after…
  • Dec 21

    Should you appeal an NYPD disqualification?

    Should you appeal an NYPD disqualification?
    Some of the Most  Frequent questions I receive: Should I appeal my Civil Service job disqualification? Well, consider what happens to your chances of being a law enforcement officer if you let a disqualification stand. Most law…
Rank this Week: 648

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: 698

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: 709

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: 884

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 5

    My 2016 wishlist

    My 2016 wishlist
    I was reflecting on what I would like to see changed when I was looking forward to 2016. Here is a short wishlist: 1. Stop the persecutions! In too many countries it remains illegal to be gay or have gay sex. Lynchings have been reported in…
  • Dec 4

    Queensland Shadow Attorney-General speaks in favour of the Civil Partnerships Bill

    Queensland Shadow Attorney-General speaks in favour of the Civil Partnerships Bill
    Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet the Queensland Shadow Attorney-General Ian Walker. My message was simple: many LGBTI people hated the LNP for what occurred while the Newman government was in power, and that if the LNP were to…
  • Dec 4

    Queensland allows civil partnerships again!

    Queensland allows civil partnerships again!
    As I have blogged about several times for example, here, the Palaszczuk government has now had a major win in having civil partnerships laws restored to Queensland. The laws, originally enacted in 2011,  were wound back by the Newman…
Rank this Week: 956

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/
  • Feb 5

    Intellectual Property and Gender: Retrospect and Future

    Intellectual Property and Gender: Retrospect and Future
    Kara Swanson (Northeastern), Intellectual Property and Gender: Reflections on Accomplishments and Methodology, 24 American J. Gender, Soc. Policy & L. 175 (2015) Abstract: This essay answers the invitation of the organizers of the annual…
  • Feb 5

    Admin: Proposals to Address Women's Disproportionate Burden of Administrative Labor

    Admin: Proposals to Address Women's Disproportionate Burden of Administrative Labor
    Elizabeth Emens (Columbia), Admin, 103 Georgetown L.J. (2015) Abstract: This Article concerns a relatively unseen form of labor that affects us all, but that disproportionately burdens women: admin. Admin is the office type work — both…
  • Feb 4

    Against Criminalizing Title IX Enforcement for Campus Sexual Violence

    Against Criminalizing Title IX Enforcement for Campus Sexual Violence
    Nancy Chi Cantalupo (Barry), For the Title IX Civil Rights Movement: Congratulations and Cautions, Yale Law Journal Forum (forthcoming). Abstract: The Yale Law Journal's September 25, 2015 Conversation on Title IX confirmed the existence of a…
Rank this Week: 1099

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/
  • Feb 1

    A man's home is his castle

    A man's home is his castle
    A man's home is his castle, and, with a few exceptions, the police cannot cross the threshold to make an arrest without a warrant. That is what the Court of Appeals is telling us in a ruling that vacates a conviction for unlawful possession…
  • Jan 28

    Citing new federal rules, SDNY quashes subpoena in employment discrimination case

    Citing new federal rules, SDNY quashes subpoena in employment discrimination case
    Discovery issues do not usually reach the Court of Appeals, as federal practice does not allow you to appeal rulings prior to the entry of judgment. By that point, the discovery disputes are long forgotten  and the discovery problem is…
  • Jan 27

    Idaho is still part of the United State

    Idaho is still part of the United State
    Federal laws apply everywhere, from Maine to San Diego. State courts cannot interpret federal laws as they see fit. They have to follow Supreme Court authority. In this case, the Supreme Court slaps down a court in Idaho that thought…
Rank this Week: 1000

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: 1089

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: 1045

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 1227

Law is War

Law is War

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

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

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

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

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

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

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 1215

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 1

    The sweet taste of change

    The sweet taste of change
    This is the “Skipper Mix,” made by Haribo.  Except hopefully some of the faces will be removed after consumer complaints.  I can only hope.  Because how long does it fucking take anyway? Via Indian Country Today.
  • Jan 19

    Teen uses ‘Sweet 16′ to raise money for other

    Teen uses ‘Sweet 16′ to raise money for other
    This is Nubia Wilson.  In lieu of gifts for her “Sweet 16″ birthday, she asked that friends and family donate to a fund for Ethiopian children, and raised $2000. Want to donate?  Go here.
  • Aug 2

    ‘New Toronto restaurant staffed with Deaf waiters’

    ‘New Toronto restaurant staffed with Deaf waiters’
Rank this Week: 1145

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

    EEOC Announces Proposed Collection of Pay Data with EEO-1 Report

    EEOC Announces Proposed Collection of Pay Data with EEO-1 Report
    The federal government’s enforcement efforts relating to equal pay are intensifying after President Obama’s recent announcement that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will begin to collect expanded information on…
  • Feb 3

    The National Labor Relations Board 2015 Year in Review

    The National Labor Relations Board 2015 Year in Review
    To mark the 80th birthday of the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board apparently decided to make history in 2015. The Board did just that,  issuing several ground breaking decisions, and in the process…
  • Jan 28

    McNees Podcast – Train Your Supervisors!

    McNees Podcast – Train Your Supervisors!
    Employers are faced with an ever-increasing body of state and federal law governing a variety of labor and employment issues – from anti-discrimination laws, to medical leave and accommodation laws, to wage and hour laws, and much more.…
Rank this Week: 1315

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/
  • Feb 4

    The Global South and the Rise of Human Rights Post-1945

    The Global South and the Rise of Human Rights Post-1945
    A new book from Cambridge, The Making of Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values, by Stephen L.B. Jensen, due out this month, promises to make an important contribution to the scholarly dialogue on the…
  • Feb 3

    Resources on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the US Context

    Resources on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the US Context
    Law profs and others may be looking for resources to support classroom discussions of water issues in Flint, Detroit, California and elsewhere through a human rights lens. This blog collects some of the material that we've found most useful.…
  • Feb 2

    Will the Flint Water Crisis Light a Fire?

    Will the Flint Water Crisis Light a Fire?
    Through the tireless work of people on the ground in Michigan communities, the national media outlets finally put the Flint water crisis on the front page in January, months after the story first surfaced. But while there is much that...
Rank this Week: 1354

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 24

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice

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

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old
    Cook County Coroner's illustration of Laquan McDonald's wounds -- courtesy of the New RepublicWhen I began this blog, I was enthusiastic about the forum and set aside the energy and time to write. As the months passed, I have found it…
  • Nov 8

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context
    That refusing to respond to questions does not justify an arrest for obstruction of governmental administration (OGA) has just been affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. It's sort of an important decision. Many of the routine civil…
Rank this Week: 1273

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/
  • Dec 16

    Schools Often Paint Special Needs Parents as “Crazy” or “Unreasonable”

    Schools Often Paint Special Needs Parents as “Crazy” or “Unreasonable”
    The link below was on Huffington Post, and shows how parents who fight and advocate for their children with special needs are often characterized by the school as overbearing, unreasonable, or even “crazy.” It’s a good…
  • May 18

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right
    Last week I wrote about your child’s special education “stay put” rights when Due Process is filed, and discussed how the right to extend “stay put” all the way through the appeals process was currently being…
  • May 14

    Understanding the Special Education “Stay-Put” Provision

    Understanding the Special Education “Stay-Put” Provision
    As IEP season is upon us, parents of children with special needs are reminded of the need to understand how to utilize the “Stay Put” provision in the IDEA.   This provision is intended to protect a child from being jerked…
Rank this Week: 1326

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1452

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 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…
Rank this Week: 1278

California Police Brutality Lawyer…

California Police Brutality Lawyer Blog

Covers police brutality and excessive force. By Okorie Okorocha.

http://www.californiapolicebrutalitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1340

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 14

    New York City Bar on Lawyers and LinkedIn

    New York City Bar on Lawyers and LinkedIn
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "New York City Bar on Lawyers and LinkedIn." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *** New York City Bar on Lawyers and LinkedIn In December 2015, The Association of the Bar of the…
  • Dec 15

    These Are A Few Of My Favorite Thing

    These Are A Few Of My Favorite Thing
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Lawyers." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Last week I offered my recommendations for holiday gifts for the lawyer in your life. Today,…
  • Dec 10

    2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Lawyer

    2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Lawyer
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Lawyers." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Lawyers Now that Thanksgiving is a thing of the past, you know what that…
Rank this Week: 1508

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jan 4

    My Class on Race, Dred Scott and Korematsu (Audio)

    My Class on Race, Dred Scott and Korematsu (Audio)
    On October 21, 2015, I audio-taped a makeup class on racial discrimination that covered two major (and infamous) Supreme Court cases, Dred Scott and Korematsu. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online:…
  • Jan 4

    My Class on Presidential Immunity and Separation of Powers, with an Introduction to Preemption (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Immunity and Separation of Powers, with an Introduction to Preemption (Audio)
    On October 7, 2015, I audio-taped a class on presidential immunity–our last class on separation of powers–and then began preemption with a hypothetical. Cases covered included Nixon v. Fitzgerald and Clinton v. Jones. This is not…
  • Dec 28

    My Class on the Affordable Care Act Case, Taxing and Commerce

    My Class on the Affordable Care Act Case, Taxing and Commerce
    I audio-recorded a 55-minute makeup constitutional law class on the groundbreaking Affordable Care Act Case (NFIB v. Sibelius). This class took place on September 16, 2015, and dealt with the taxing power, the individual mandate of the…
Rank this Week: 1516

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy intervenes in Native Hawaiian Election

    US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy intervenes in Native Hawaiian Election
    Justice Kennedy has intervened in a Native Hawaiian election concerning Native Hawaiian governmental relations. The case contesting the elections had been ruled against by the District Court and the Court of Appeals, saying it was a private…
  • Sep 7

    Toward Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

    Toward Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
    A Canadian perspective on the UN DRIP. Toward Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples The Declaration outlines best practices that nation-states ought to implement, enshrines the right of Indigenous peoples to be…
  • Aug 21

    The Economics of Exploitation: Indigenous Peoples and the Impact of Resource Extraction

    The Economics of Exploitation: Indigenous Peoples and the Impact of Resource Extraction
    From CounterPunch by Mark Kernan: In 1937 George Orwell said that coal mining was the ‘metabolism’ of western civilisation. What he meant by this striking metaphor was that coal was the catalyst for an earlier industrial…
Rank this Week: 1683

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: 1748

The Niqabi Paralegal

The Niqabi Paralegal

Covers legal issues facing Muslims in the United States.

http://www.niqabiparalegal.com/
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Sep 20

    at long last

    at long last
    A little over three years ago, I wrote:
Rank this Week: 1606

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Disability Issues?

    Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Disability Issues?
    OK so I'm not going to ask any questions until the major parties select a candidate. For the record, this blog never supports any candidate in any election. We do try to obtain information for our readers, however. Once the players are…
  • Feb 3

    Feds Issue Guidance To States on Transition to New ESEA #ESEA

    Feds Issue Guidance To States on Transition to New ESEA #ESEA
    The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidance to states concerning the transition to the new provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, fka No Child Left Behind, and now also known as the Every Student Succeeds Act.…
  • Feb 1

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    As we run a series of posts on my interview with Michael Yudin, asst Secretary of Ed for Special Ed, etc, it should be obvious that I didn't get to ask all the questions that I wanted to ask in the limited time available to him. What would…
Rank this Week: 1979

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 25

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?
    My clients often ask about whether doing a survey to determine ADA or FHA compliance will simply set them up for damages based on a “knowing” violation of the disabilties laws. My advice is almost always no, because the ADA and…
  • Jan 14

    ADA and the web – they just don’t get it.

    ADA and the web – they just don’t get it.
    My colleague William Goren (see his blogs at www.williamgoren.com/blog) passed along a recent interview with Daniel Goldstein (http://www.bna.com/fighting-accessible-websites-n57982065991) that shows, I think, a serious disconnect is…
  • Jan 4

    Vending machines and the ADA

    Vending machines and the ADA
    Even after 25 years of regulation and litigation ADA obligations are still often uncertain. Does the ADA require that vending machines be accessible to the blind and if so what does that mean? It really isn’t clear at all.…
Rank this Week: 2148

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 18

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Sep 8

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard
    It is the dog days of summer here in Phoenix, Arizona where the weather seems endlessly hot.  There are a variety of ways that people try to beat the “dry heat” where temperatures commonly near 120 degrees.  Sometimes…
  • Aug 24

    Unilateral Contract Case Study

    Unilateral Contract Case Study
    A local news program reported recently a woman in the Phoenix metro area is offering $1,000 to anyone who can prove the claims in Proposition 104. Sounds like a fun way to possibly make a grand.  But is this a legally enforceable…
Rank this Week: 1838

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Court nixes intrusive questions of trans employee

    Court nixes intrusive questions of trans employee
    A federal court, in the case of EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Funeral Homes, Inc., held last week that it would be harassing and oppressive to require disclosure of genitalia, transition process and transition medical records. The court's opinion…
  • Sep 12

    8th Circuit: Delay in workplace discipline supports pretext inference

    8th Circuit: Delay in workplace discipline supports pretext inference
    Brown v. Diversified Distrib. Sys., LLCThe Eighth Circuit reversed in part: where an employer has known its stated reason for taking adverse action against an employee for an extended period of time, but only acts after the employee engages…
  • Aug 26

    The New York Times ' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage

    The New York Times ' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage
    The New York Times' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
Rank this Week: 2131

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Friedman & Houlding LLP.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment--a man--filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone's Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on Complainant's gender…
  • Oct 28

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear
    Employers are obligated to act promptly when they learn about ongoing workplace sexual or racial harassment. When employers ignore workplace harassment, the public will find out. Media coverage is an important tool for exposing and fighting…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2149

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 2068