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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/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 23

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
  • Oct 22

    It’s been a Big Year for Uganda, For All the Wrong Reason

    It’s been a Big Year for Uganda, For All the Wrong Reason
    By Emily McGranachan, Member of Amnesty International USA’s LGBT Human Rights Coordinating Group While pundits in the U.S. lament the political stalemate on Capitol Hill, legislatures elsewhere have had a banner year. Take Uganda,…
  • Oct 21

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach
    The same day Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited the Gaza Strip saying, “a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the lack of tangible progress in peace…
  • Oct 16

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist
    Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee,…
Rank this Week: 44

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: 45

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Puerto Rico Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

    Puerto Rico Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Marriage
    In one of the few recent victories for opponents of same-sex marriage, the federal district court for the district of Puerto Rico yesterday dismissed a challenge to the Puerto Rico law that recognizes only opposite-gender marriage.  In…
  • Oct 22

    Austrian Government Proposes Dramatic Revisions In Law Governing Islamic Community

    Austrian Government Proposes Dramatic Revisions In Law Governing Islamic Community
    In Austria, the government presented a draft bill to Parliament earlier this month that would dramatically revise the country's 1912 Islam Law governing the status of the Muslim community.  According to AINA:The new law would regulate at…
  • Oct 22

    NY Top Court Hears Arguments Over Tax Exemption For Land of Pagan Group

    NY Top Court Hears Arguments Over Tax Exemption For Land of Pagan Group
    Yesterday, the New York Court of Appeals-- the state's highest court-- heard oral arguments in Matter of Maetreum of Cybele, Magna Mater, Inc. v McCoy.  At issue is whether a neo-Pagan group is entitled to a tax exemption for a…
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Oct 22

    Free Speech for Some Means Free Speech for None

    Free Speech for Some Means Free Speech for None
    In honor of Free Speech Week, let's take a moment to acknowledge the obvious. Free speech is incredibly, almost unbelievably important, especially in a democracy. It can also be unpleasant, uncomfortable and even downright offensive. Which…
  • Oct 21

    "The Constitution Was Written for Everyone, Not Just for People Who Make $100,000 a Year"

    "The Constitution Was Written for Everyone, Not Just for People Who Make $100,000 a Year"
    You may not have heard of the lawsuit Hurrell-Harring v. New York, but you've probably heard of your "right to an attorney" as an American. As seen on just about every episode of "Law & Order," when people are arrested, they are informed…
  • Oct 21

    Will Obama Follow Bush Down the Made-Up Torture Loophole?

    Will Obama Follow Bush Down the Made-Up Torture Loophole?
    Twenty years ago, the United States ratified an international treaty banning the use of torture and cruelty worldwide. Three successive American presidents, with bipartisan support, threw their weight behind the treaty – Ronald Reagan…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Oct 17

    TRAP Laws Impose Costs, Even When Clinics Stay Open

    TRAP Laws Impose Costs, Even When Clinics Stay Open
    RH Reality Check: The Hidden Costs of Abortion Restrictions, by Carole Joffe (Univ. of Calif.): “You walk into our surgery center and it’s so cold and scary. There’s no art. The lights are bright, the recovery rooms smell like…
  • Oct 17

    Reviews of Katha Pollitt's "Pro," And Interviews with Pollitt

    Reviews of Katha Pollitt's "Pro," And Interviews with Pollitt
    The New York Times: Take Back the Right: Katha Pollitt's 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights', by Clara Jeffery: “I never had an abortion, but my mother did. She didn’t tell me about it, but from what I pieced together after her...
  • Oct 17

    Excerpt from Katha Pollitt's New Book, "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

    Excerpt from Katha Pollitt's New Book, "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"
    The Huffington Post -- The Blog: The Abortion Conversation We Need To Have, by Katha Pollitt: Abortion. We need to talk about it. I know, sometimes it seems as if we talk of little else, so perhaps I should say...
Rank this Week: 153

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
  • Oct 21

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court
    John Oliver is correct. If somebody insisted on playing audio tapes of crappy piano music hammered out on a cheap electric organ, you'd eventually punch them in the face. But if it were accompanied with a video of a cat playing said organ,…
  • Oct 18

    Justice versus Law

    Justice versus Law
    As readers may recall, I am a fan of Richard Kopf's blog, Hercules and the Umpire. While I may sometimes disagree with him, he is a smart and thoughtful sitting United States District Judge who is willing to share his views on a variety of…
  • Oct 18

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .
    It's been awhile but there's a few updates on the Bernie Kerik-Joe Tacopina brouhaha. As a person who always enjoys a good legal slugfest and who has no connection to any of the players, I must profess my disappointment with how things are…
Rank this Week: 171

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: 246

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/
  • Oct 15

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...
    it dehumanizes the condemned and condemners, fosters rather than abates violence, and is inherently arbitrary, discriminatory and unreliable.As described in the New York Times, photographer Marc Asnin asked his…
  • Oct 10

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria
    Guest Post by Tom EngelhardtIt happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in.Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist…
  • Oct 1

    Do Not Vote Republican

    Do Not Vote Republican
    It is not true that all politics is local.  Voting for a Republican congressperson or senator means you are aiding and abetting a national party that is little more than a collection of far right wing lunatics who…
Rank this Week: 256

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/
  • Oct 20

    Stonecatcher

    Stonecatcher
    So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.John 8:7 (King James Version)The scene: A courthouse hallway in New OrleansThe cast:The narrator:…
  • Oct 10

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule
    I'm at a gathering of criminal defense lawyers which just naturally gets me thinking about what criminal defense lawyers do.  And no, I'm not wading back into that thicket today, though if you're remarkably bored you can search the…
  • Oct 6

    Stopping the Innocent: SCOTUS Edition

    Stopping the Innocent: SCOTUS Edition
    Well, there -- wholly innocent people are stopped quite often because of mistakes of fact, for instance.  That's part of the whole Terry ­­ how Terry works and those types of brief stops.  There turns out times that citizens…
Rank this Week: 301

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Oct 16

    Rich Gaspari, Myofusion, Marc Lobliner, and Amino Spiking Lawsuit

    Rich Gaspari, Myofusion, Marc Lobliner, and Amino Spiking Lawsuit
    Marc Lobliner is a supplement company ownder and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of Tiger Fitness Nutrition. Lobliner was one of the first supplement company owners to call out the practice of amino spiking protein powders. Amino spiking is…
  • Feb 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

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

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
Rank this Week: 332

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: 506

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 573

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 640

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: 768

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: 936

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/
  • Sep 30

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule
    A federal appeals court has struck down Los Angeles’ ban on homeless people living in vehicles, declaring that the law “opens the door to discriminatory enforcement” against the poor.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit…
  • Sep 30

    “Why do they waste their money on junk food?” If you've ever said that, you need to read thi

    “Why do they waste their money on junk food?” If you've ever said that, you need to read thi
    As a nation, we’re slowly realizing that whole, fresh foods are good for you and that cooking at home can save you money and provide you with better nutrition.Overall, this is a great trend. It’s becoming easier and more common to…
  • Jun 7

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury
    A new study of homeless men found that 45% of the subjects surveyed had experienced traumatic brain injuries in the past.“You could see how it would happen,” says Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a researcher in trauma and neurosurgery at…
Rank this Week: 909

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Oct 22

    Victoria Advocate – Law enforcement, counselors, case managers learn about available resources, technique

    Victoria Advocate – Law enforcement, counselors, case managers learn about available resources, technique
    A lot of men are abused and afraid to speak up, Alice Summers said during a family violence training Tuesday. Her son was one of them. He stayed with the mother of his child and endured her abuse for years before getting out of the…
  • Oct 10

    Zocalo Saltillo – Preparan Vigilia contra la Violencia Doméstica

    Zocalo Saltillo – Preparan Vigilia contra la Violencia Doméstica
    El personal de Quad Counties trabaja de cerca con la Oficina del Sheriff de Val Verde, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid y la Casa de la Cultura para organizar su evento anual de Vigilia en contra de la Violencia Doméstica. To read the entire…
  • Oct 10

    Valley Morning Star – Park Girl’s appeal prolonged

    Valley Morning Star – Park Girl’s appeal prolonged
    The appeal that JoLeigh Ares, who operated the La Feria-based mobile-home business as the Park Girl, filed with the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in March has been prolonged by numerous requests for extensions of time in which to file required…
Rank this Week: 980

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1010

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Breaking: New Guidance from OCR on Bullying

    Breaking: New Guidance from OCR on Bullying
    Seal of the United States Department of Education (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education issued new guidance yesterday concerning bullying of students with disabilities.The newest information…
  • Oct 21

    Odds & Ends; Tech Update

    Odds & Ends; Tech Update
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Your reaction to my 2012-2013 caselaw outline has been overwhelming.  Thank you.  One question that many of you have asked concerns the purchase price.  The price of the…
  • Oct 20

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Bullying remains the hot button issue in special education law, and many people feel that it reflects a larger and ugly societal problem. Have you had any experiences with kids with disabilities being the victim of bullying?------- Thanks for…
Rank this Week: 1035

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

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

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1098

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 22

    One Last Public Service Announcement On Sleep Apnea

    One Last Public Service Announcement On Sleep Apnea
    Wow, did our recent sleep apnea post about the police officer who was fired strike a chord — don’t know how many folks wrote in, mostly about sleep apnea itself and not about the employment law aspect of the matter! From the…
  • Oct 21

    Fired Pregnant Employee Offered Job Back After Our Blog Post!

    Fired Pregnant Employee Offered Job Back After Our Blog Post!
    Boy, do we have clout or do we have clout! Just two days after we posted about a NYT article which reported that an employee with a high-risk pregnancy was fired because her doctor refused to let her work overtime, the NYT…
  • Oct 20

    Sleep Apnea Can Be Deadly: A Sufferer Comment

    Sleep Apnea Can Be Deadly: A Sufferer Comment
    Our post the other day on the case of a fired police officer with sleep apnea awarded $1 million brought in a ton of comments — about the dangers of sleep apnea and how it can easily go undiagnosed and untreated. So we want to post this…
Rank this Week: 1145

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/
  • Oct 22

    County employee's speech before Legislature not protected by First Amendment

    County employee's speech before Legislature not protected by First Amendment
    In 1991, the Second Circuit held that a high-ranking New York City employee could not be fired in retaliation for giving subpoenaed testimony before a State Assembly Committee about the validity of civil service tests for police officers. In…
  • Oct 21

    Circuit lays down the rules on sexual harassment claims under Section 1983

    Circuit lays down the rules on sexual harassment claims under Section 1983
    Employment discrimination cases usually proceed under Title VII and other statutes. But you can also sue public employers under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983, which enforces the Equal Protection Clause, which in turn also prohibits employment…
  • Oct 15

    Second Circuit provides some gloss on religious land-use discrimination claim

    Second Circuit provides some gloss on religious land-use discrimination claim
    Seems like every religious discrimination case involving the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act is overly complex. This case is no different, having taken the Court of Appeals more than a year to decide. The Second Circuit…
Rank this Week: 1130

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: 1208

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/
  • Oct 22

    Human Rights Conference Round-up: Education, Immigration, and Children's Right

    Human Rights Conference Round-up: Education, Immigration, and Children's Right
    It's conference season, and human rights issues are the focus for many upcoming events. Here are three that are worth a look: On November 6-7, 2014, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) of Northeastern University…
  • Oct 21

    New Resource on Inter-American Court of Human Right

    New Resource on Inter-American Court of Human Right
    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) Project of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review has released its Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database. This freely-available database produced by the…
  • Oct 20

    Next Steps in Detroit: UN Special Rapporteurs Vindicate The Rights to Water and Human Dignity

    Next Steps in Detroit: UN Special Rapporteurs Vindicate The Rights to Water and Human Dignity
    On October 20, 2014, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing and the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water issued a joint statement at the close of their informal visit to Detroit,. While...
Rank this Week: 1704

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/
  • Sep 23

    What an extraordinary morning- acceptance to both IAML and AAARTA!

    What an extraordinary morning- acceptance to both IAML and AAARTA!
    Some morning its pays to wake up! This morning was one of those mornings. When I went through my emails this morning I came across two extraordinary emails. This morning I have been accepted into membership of both the International…
  • Sep 14

    Surrogacy debate in Brisbane on Wednesday night

    Surrogacy debate in Brisbane on Wednesday night
    A free debate will be held in Brisbane on Wednesday night about surrogacy. The event, called Politics in the Pub: Making Babies: The Business of Birth will be hosted by New Farm Neighbourhood Centre in the Turbine Room at Brisbane…
  • Sep 13

    DIGS launch

    DIGS launch
    Last Sunday I was honoured to be a guest speaker, alongside the Member for Brisbane Central Rob Cavallucci and Greens candidate for the Federal seat of Brisbane Rachel Jacobs at the launch of a new community organisation, DIGS. DIGS stands…
Rank this Week: 1818

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 1738

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

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

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

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

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

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

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

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre
    In what will surely become an historic inaugural address, President Barack Obama made two strong mentions of gay rights.  According to Politico, Obama “became the first president to use the word “gay” in an inaugural…
Rank this Week: 1701

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/
  • Oct 22

    Should Poor Credit be a Bar to Employment?

    Should Poor Credit be a Bar to Employment?
    In a recently reported decision, the variety store chain Dollar General agreed to pay a settlement of over $4,000,000 to resolve a class action lawsuit which alleged that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using credit reports…
  • Oct 20

    Kennel Owner Settles Sexual Harassment Case

    Kennel Owner Settles Sexual Harassment Case
    The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights has announced that it has successfully resolved a sexual harassment case brought by a female employee of a South Jersey kennel facility. The employee complained to the DCR that her boss, the owner of…
  • Oct 13

    NJ Legislators Consider "Bridgegate" Addition to Whistleblower Law

    NJ Legislators Consider "Bridgegate" Addition to Whistleblower Law
    Inspired by the Bridgegate scandal, New Jersey legislators have introduced an amendment to New Jersey's whistleblower statute which would extend whistleblower protections to employees who disclose "any waste of public funds or incidents of…
Rank this Week: 1831

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    NLRB Modifies Standard Remedial Notice to Include QR Code and Link to Board's Web Site

    NLRB Modifies Standard Remedial Notice to Include QR Code and Link to Board's Web Site
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The National Labor Relations Board recently took the opportunity, in a case…
  • Oct 1

    Workers' Compensation: Advantages of Self-Insurance

    Workers' Compensation: Advantages of Self-Insurance
    This post was contributed by Paul D. Clouser. While Paul has over 25 years of experience representing clients in workers' compensation matters and employment litigation, Paul is new to McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor &…
  • Sep 26

    EEOC's Attack On Severance Agreements Dealt Blow

    EEOC's Attack On Severance Agreements Dealt Blow
    This post was contributed by Adam R. Long, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As we noted earlier this year, the EEOC has begun filing legal challenges to…
Rank this Week: 1993

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    Upcoming webcast on transgender employment discrimination claim

    Upcoming webcast on transgender employment discrimination claim
    Upcoming webcast on transgender employment discrimination claims  I am doing a continuing legal education webcast for Lawline.com on transgender employment discrimination claims on Monday, October 13, 2014. The video will also be…
  • Sep 28

    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuit

    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuit
    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuitMy client, Brandi Branson, is part of an historic lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC has for the first time filed a lawsuit in…
  • Sep 19

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy
    Here is an interesting press release from the EEOC.  Often, employers resist the idea that they should have to show what their policy has been company-wide. They want to restrict the documentation to the specific incident involved. If…
Rank this Week: 1835

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Oct 1

    Removing the Barriers to Happine

    Removing the Barriers to Happine
    Linda Greenhouse, the Times’ former Supreme Court correspondent, recently wrote about the shifting views of the public on gay marriage and the prospect of the Supreme Court deciding once and for all whether  the Constitution…
  • Aug 25

    What White Flight Looks Like Today

    What White Flight Looks Like Today
    Below is a letter/article I submitted to my local community paper for publication.  After some back and forth, the paper decided not to publish it, at least in its current form, for reasons that are not worth reciting here.  I…
  • Jul 16

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court
    As the Supreme Court ends another Term the attention continues to be on the Justices themselves and their voting patterns.  This past Term featured a higher than average number of unanimous opinions.  But as Adam Liptak from…
Rank this Week: 1996

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • Oct 22

    "The Strife of Riley: The Search-Incident Consequences of Making an Easy Case Simple"

    "The Strife of Riley: The Search-Incident Consequences of Making an Easy Case Simple"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professor Leslie Shoebotham, the abstract of which states: In Riley v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment requires police officers to obtain a warrant…
  • Oct 22

    Woman files lawsuit after being held nearly two years for crime she couldn't have committed...

    Woman files lawsuit after being held nearly two years for crime she couldn't have committed...
    ...because she was in jail at that time of the crime. The lawsuit alleges two Chicago dectives took advantage of her "obvious cognitive disability" to coerce a confession from her. As CNS reports, the complaint states: Defendants...fed the…
  • Oct 22

    "This man carries a loaded gun around your children every day..."

    "This man carries a loaded gun around your children every day..."
    ...reads the lawnsign Kimberly Edson placed in her yard to inform her neighbors that an area man legally carries a concealed handgun. The sign contains a picture of Matthew Halleck, who Edson says walks by her house everyday when taking...
Rank this Week: 2289

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/
  • Oct 22

    The Anti-Gay Pam Bondi Is Leading the Polls in Florida

    The Anti-Gay Pam Bondi Is Leading the Polls in Florida
    The Republican Pam Bondi is presently Florida's Attorney General. She is running for reelection and she is ahead in the polls against the Democratic candidate George Sheldon. There are sundry differences between the two. One stands out:…
  • Oct 22

    Radical Feminism v. Transgenderism

    Radical Feminism v. Transgenderism
    The essay is dated by cyberspace standards but it contained a story that was news to me. In the New Yorker magazine was an arresting essay about the conflict that exists between two seeming bed fellows: Radical Feminism and…
  • Oct 21

    Women Cannot "Stand Their Ground" in Self-Defense

    Women Cannot "Stand Their Ground" in Self-Defense
    Amanda Marcotte, Slate, South Carolina Says "Stand Your Ground" Law Doesn't Apply to Abused Women South Carolina has an expansive "stand your ground" law that paves the way for someone to get immunity from prosecution by…
Rank this Week: 2287

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/
  • Oct 8

    New Research on Violence

    New Research on Violence
    The new issue of Criminology features several interesting papers relating to violence and its control.  This has been a hot topic here in Milwaukee over the past few months.  Perhaps some of the emerging policy proposals would…
  • Sep 27

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How
    In a couple of recent posts (here and here), I have discussed the possibility of Wisconsin reinstituting “good time.”  I have developed the argument for good time at much greater depth in a new article that is…
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
Rank this Week: 2235

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Oct 7

    Fight that Ticket!

    Fight that Ticket!
      Peterson Lawyers associate attorney Will Young tells us to "challenge that speeding ticket! Speaking from experience, getting ticketed for speeding is not a fun experience. Seeing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror is not a…
  • Aug 11

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"
     This weekend I received an inquiry from someone who had been convicted after the judge instructed the jury it could find him guilty of DUI even if it did not find he had a breath alcohol level above .08%. He complained that by…
  • Aug 7

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free
     Back in June of 2009, I posted that Zachary Neagle had become a client. He was charged with murder - having shot his father in the head as he was asleep on a couch in their home. The case presented the ultimate challenge; convincing…
Rank this Week: 2142

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2401

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

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

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

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

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

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court

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

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

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret
    During the Civil Rights Movement advocates used a combination of lawsuits, sit ins, protest marches, and boycotts, to fight institutional racism. Newspaper reporting of these protests played an important role in changing public opinion, which…
Rank this Week: 2391

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/category/all-posts
  • Jan 17

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.
         Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants.  But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest?      Written…
  • Jan 10

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?
             There are few issues more controversial, divisive, and misunderstood at the moment than the scope of the fair use doctrine as a defense to copyright infringement. Let’s take a look at exactly what…
  • Jan 5

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 2352

Sexual Orientation and the Law…

Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog

By Professors Sara R. Benson and William B. Turner.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/lgbtlaw/
  • Jan 28

    About Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog

    About Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog
    The Law Professor Blogs Network has ceased publication of this blog.
  • Oct 25

    Feminist Legal Theory

    Feminist Legal Theory
    Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, June 5-8, 2011 Invitation and Call for Papers Dear friends and colleagues, As many of you know, the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research…
  • Jun 29

    Obama and same-sex marriage: the lawyerly straddle continue

    Obama and same-sex marriage: the lawyerly straddle continue
    Republished from the University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog. President Obama's remarks last week to a gay/lesbian fundraising event must have disappointed his supporters who have grown tired of straddling and rhetorical games on the…
Rank this Week: 2098

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: 2221

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Oct 22

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive
    Here is a very nice Oyez Deep Dive into how the Roberts Court is interpreting the Fourth Amendment. The Deep Dive features both text and video explanations (including a short video by me on section 1983 Fourth Amendment claims), and is geared…
  • Oct 6

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby
    I spoke at Chicago-Kent for almost an hour on September 30, 2014, about the following: THE RELIGION CLAUSES: UNDERSTANDING TOWN OF GREECE AND HOBBY LOBBY It’s available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqBPrI6KeBY The student groups…
  • Sep 29

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?
    This is another in a series of posts written about the Constitution in everyday language, with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly held myths about the…
Rank this Week: 2676

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/
  • Oct 22

    NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again

    NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again New York state has long been on the…
  • Oct 20

    Criminal and privacy implications of drone

    Criminal and privacy implications of drone
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Criminal and privacy implications of drones." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Criminal, privacy implications of drones Every summer I work on the annual update for the…
  • Oct 9

    Two U.S. judges allow service using Facebook

    Two U.S. judges allow service using Facebook
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Two U.S. judges allow service using Facebook." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Two U.S. judges allow service using Facebook I think by now we can all agree that social…
Rank this Week: 2491

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Oct 20

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All
    There was an article in the New York Times recently about the elusiveness of justice for African-Americans in the criminal justice system. I think this is a symptom of a wider problem – the lack of equal…
  • Oct 15

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker
    For years, older workers in the United States have been subject to epidemic, unaddressed age discrimination. I recently wrote a book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace, which lays out the problem in graphic and…
  • Oct 13

    U.S. Gov: Older Workers Need Not Apply

    U.S. Gov: Older Workers Need Not Apply
    Why is the federal government engaging in systemic, blatant age discrimination in hiring? President Barack H. Obama signed an Executive Order 13562  in 2010 that allows federal agencies to bypass older workers and hire…
Rank this Week: 2572

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Oct 7

    Fido Frenzy Revisited – reasonableness is the key.

    Fido Frenzy Revisited – reasonableness is the key.
    When a Court refers to the case before it as a “sad commentary on the litigious nature of our society” you can be fairly sure that one party or the other is going to do badly. In Sabal Palm Condominiums of Pine Island Ridge…
  • Oct 7

    NIMBY tenants and the ADA

    NIMBY tenants and the ADA
    NIMBY (“not in my back yard”) litigation is common under the Fair Housing Act. An organization that serves recovering addicts or individuals with mental disabilities will try to locate in a neighborhood where deed restrictions or…
  • Sep 14

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.
    A door is just a door, no matter how grand. That is what the Tenth Circuit’s held in Colorado Cross Disability Coal. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., 2014 WL 4290589 (10th Cir. 2014) when it reaffirmed what businesses have…
Rank this Week: 2669