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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/
  • Mar 22

    Legitimation Crisis?

    Legitimation Crisis?
    Looks like a duck…
  • Mar 17

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube
    Coral Gables Commission Candidates Group IV debate held March 16 at 7pm, as recorded by Coral Gables TV.
  • Mar 16

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission
    Rather than the schedule I and (judging from the campaign talk) others expected, the Agave project — a big, big issue in this election — is going before the current, pre-election Commission, at a meeting on on March 25 at ……
Rank this Week: 18

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
  • Mar 20

    Victory in Paraguay is a Big Step Forward for Domestic Violence Survivor

    Victory in Paraguay is a Big Step Forward for Domestic Violence Survivor
    By Debbie Sharnak, Argentina-Paraguay country specialist On August 27, 2014, Paraguay took a huge step forward in promoting the rights of domestic violence survivors when they released Lucia Sandoval from prison. Sandoval had been…
  • Mar 19

    Tech and Human Rights: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    Tech and Human Rights: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    As someone whose job it is to take advantage of technological progress for human rights research and advocacy, I am a strong proponent of using new tools and methods to advance Amnesty International’s goals. There is a proven track…
  • Mar 18

    The First Day of Spring Should Not Be Spent Behind Bars in Iran

    The First Day of Spring Should Not Be Spent Behind Bars in Iran
    Former Iranian prisoner of conscience Maziar Bahari said “the prisoner’s worst nightmare is the thought of being forgotten.”   The first day of spring is a particularly painful time for those incarcerated in Iran…
Rank this Week: 30

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Afghan President To US Congress: Moderate Muslims Must Speak Out

    Afghan President To US Congress: Moderate Muslims Must Speak Out
    Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, in a visit to the United States this week (New York Times), addressed a joint session of Congress yesterday.  In his speech (full text and video), Ghani called for changes within Islam,…
  • Mar 26

    NJ Governor Signs Law Keeping Religious Cemeteries Out of Headstone and Funeral Busine

    NJ Governor Signs Law Keeping Religious Cemeteries Out of Headstone and Funeral Busine
    Earlier this week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed A-3840 (full text), a law that bars religious groups that operate cemeteries from also selling headstones or offering various other kinds of funeral services. Religion News Service…
  • Mar 26

    Satanic Temple Urges "Discrimination Transparency" Amendment To Michigan's Proposed RFRA

    Satanic Temple Urges "Discrimination Transparency" Amendment To Michigan's Proposed RFRA
    Fox News reported earlier this month that in a creative response to Michigan's proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Detroit Chapter of the Satanic Temple is urging that a "Discrimination Transparency" amendment be added to the…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 50

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
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court Delivers Fairness to Pregnant Workers in UPS Case

    Supreme Court Delivers Fairness to Pregnant Workers in UPS Case
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an important ruling for pregnant workers in the case of Peggy Young, a UPS delivery driver who was forced on to unpaid leave after she became pregnant and was advised by her doctor not to lift more than…
  • Mar 25

    Five Ways to Keep Your Data Safe Right Now

    Five Ways to Keep Your Data Safe Right Now
    This post was first published on TED.com. There seems to be a new data breach in the news every week – a major company hacked, millions of usernames, passwords or credit card numbers stolen. There isn’t much that you, as an…
  • Mar 24

    Better Privacy Protections Are a Key to U.S. Foreign Policy Coherence

    Better Privacy Protections Are a Key to U.S. Foreign Policy Coherence
    For all its interest in promoting human rights around the world, you’d think the United States would be more sensitive to the ways its own surveillance policies undermine those very rights. Over the last few years, U.S. officials…
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/
  • Mar 25

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week
    The Blade: Ohio House votes across party lines for 'heartbeat' abortion bill, by Jim Provance: The Ohio House today for the second time voted across party lines for a bill that would all but ban an abortion as soon as...
  • Mar 25

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure
    The Wichita Eagle: Kansas lawmakers pass nation’s first ban on abortion procedure, by Brad Cooper: The Kansas Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass a ban on a procedure often used in the second trimester of...
  • Mar 23

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat
    The Washington Post/AP: House Dems say new abortion language helps Medicare doc deal, by Alan Fram: Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement’s abortion restrictions on community health…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Mar 24

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    "Evolving standards of decency" is a phrase used in Eighth Amendment jurisprudence to analyze whether a given practice is cruel and unusual.  While the Supreme Court has so far refused to find that capital punishment offends "the…
  • Mar 20

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil
    "We're too great a nation to allow the evil-doers to affect our soul and our spirit."  -- G.W. BushProgressives (myself included) invariably bemoan the lack of a legitimate presidential candidate that mirrors our values.  We pine…
  • Mar 10

    President Obama's Exceptional Speech

    President Obama's Exceptional Speech
    "What greater form of patriotism is there than the belief that America is not yet finished, that we are strong enough to be self-critical, that each successive generation can look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to…
Rank this Week: 168

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: 206

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Mar 15

    About that Time I was Falsely Accused of Making a Rape Threat...

    About that Time I was Falsely Accused of Making a Rape Threat...
    I'm a controversial fellow who posts mean Tweets online. I get a lot of heat, and much of it is deserved. In fact, if you said you viewed me as the biggest asshole online, I'd be OK with that. Unfortunately people have gone beyond calling me…
  • Mar 10

    Adam Fisher: A Portrait of an SJW as a Lying Young Man

    Adam Fisher: A Portrait of an SJW as a Lying Young Man
    You must never believe the word of social activists calling themselves SJWs (short for social justice warriors) as they appear to have a defect causing them to lie about everything. How bad do they lie? They lie even about even trivial…
  • Jan 27

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
Rank this Week: 213

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 217

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/
  • Mar 22

    Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain.

    Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain.
    No, it's not noteworthy because it could conceivably get on the ballot in California.  Under the law there, it seems that just about any damn fool thing can get on the ballot in California.*And it's not noteworthy because it's so…
  • Mar 20

    This Is What It Comes To

    This Is What It Comes To
    This is what it comes to.They sent him to death row, but Glenn Ford didn't kill Isadore Rozeman.  Andrew Cohen, last month, for the Marshall Project.You probably don’t remember Glenn Ford or his remarkable story of injustice and…
  • Mar 17

    In Which I Wish, If Just for a Day, My Texas License Was Still Active

    In Which I Wish, If Just for a Day, My Texas License Was Still Active
    I hadn't written about it because, frankly, it was hard to see how I might have done a better - or more interesting - job than Dahlia Lithwick did.  And aside from the fact that he and I have both worked on capital cases . . . .…
Rank this Week: 432

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: 513

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
  • Mar 22

    Marty Stroud, Glenn Ford, and the Machinery of Death

    Marty Stroud, Glenn Ford, and the Machinery of Death
    Photo by Douglas Collier/The Shreveport TimesThe Shreveport Times recently published a written apology from former prosecutor Marty Stroud to Glenn Ford. Stroud's words are powerful and moving, and I urge you to read the piece.Stroud had…
  • Mar 15

    Rikers Guard Pimps, Deals, and Publishe

    Rikers Guard Pimps, Deals, and Publishe
    Courtesy of the New York Daily NewsNYC Corrections Officer Gary Heyward worked Rikers Island for a number of years. While there, he smuggled in tobacco, liquor, cell phones and drugs, provided muscle for pay back beatings of inmates, and…
  • Mar 14

    NYPD editing Bell, Garner, Diallo Wikipedia page

    NYPD editing Bell, Garner, Diallo Wikipedia page
    Courtesy of en.wikipedia.comApparently the NYPD is tasking employees with editing Wikipedia pages concerning the killing of Sean Bell, Eric Garner, and Amadou Diallo. According to an article by Capital, edits to these pages have been traced…
Rank this Week: 530

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: 593

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/
  • Mar 15

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar
    As I discussed in this post, Wisconsin has achieved one of the nation’s higher rates of reduction in imprisonment over the past decade.  To be sure, New York, California, and a few other states have far outpaced Wisconsin in this…
  • Mar 11

    More on Good Conduct Time

    More on Good Conduct Time
    Over the past few months, on this blog and elsewhere, I’ve been  arguing that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting good conduct time for prisoners, which provides for accelerated release based on good behavior behind bars.…
  • Mar 6

    Mercenary Justice?

    Mercenary Justice?
    Earlier this week, the United States Department of Justice released a scathing report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Missouri.  Figuring prominently in the DOJ’s criticisms, Ferguson criminal-justice officials were said…
Rank this Week: 657

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: 685

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: 839

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/
  • Mar 13

    Fire at Buffalo firm proves value of digital storage

    Fire at Buffalo firm proves value of digital storage
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Fire at Buffalo firm proves value of digital storage." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Fire at Buffalo firm proves value of digital storage Last week, a fire broke out in…
  • Mar 4

    Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligation

    Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligation
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligations." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligations If you’re a…
  • Mar 4

    I'm Speaking in Albany and Syracuse About Social Media Evidence

    I'm Speaking in Albany and Syracuse About Social Media Evidence
    Calling all Albany and Syracuse readers: I'll be speaking in both Albany and Syracuse this month on panels focusing on how to ethically use social media for evidence and for marketing purposes. Albany CLE The Albany CLE will be held on March…
Rank this Week: 807

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Mar 12

    A Spirit of Prudence

    A Spirit of Prudence
    When I was a kid, I had a small, portable radio that looked like a hamburger.  I took it everywhere with me: to the bathroom, in the car, on family outings.  During the summer, I would put it under my … Continue reading…
  • Mar 3

    Hernandez: Eleventh Circuit Accepts Allegations of Bad Lawyering under Padilla v. Kentucky; Case Sent Back for an Evidentiary Hearing

    Hernandez: Eleventh Circuit Accepts Allegations of Bad Lawyering under Padilla v. Kentucky; Case Sent Back for an Evidentiary Hearing
    The question of when a criminal defendant is entitled to a do-over because his lawyer failed to correctly advise him of the immigration consequences of a conviction in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky is…
  • Feb 4

    The Character of Man

    The Character of Man
    Here is something from Mark Twain’s Autobiography which he wrote and dictated in bits and pieces over the course of many years, and completed in December 1909, four months shy of his death on April 21, 1910.  The piece is ……
Rank this Week: 810

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: 827

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Back to the Future; Special Ed Law 101 - The Series Part I #specialedlaw101

    Back to the Future; Special Ed Law 101 - The Series Part I #specialedlaw101
    Special education law is complicated stuff.  I have said here before that Special Ed Law is a lot closer to metaphysics than it is to contract law.   If you hate ambiguity, Special Ed Law may not be your thing. (I still…
  • Mar 23

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are about to run a new series which is an updated version of our previous series: An Introduction To Special Education Law. Are there any topics that we have not covered in the past that you would like to see in this Special Ed Law 101…
  • Mar 18

    Breaking: Children With Visual or Hearing Disabilities Can Now Access TV Programming #visual hearing disability

    Breaking: Children With Visual or Hearing Disabilities Can Now Access TV Programming #visual hearing disability
    The U S Department of Education yesterday announced that thousands of children with visual or hearing disabilities may now access free on-demand children's television programming.Dozens of children’s and family TV episodes may now be…
Rank this Week: 989

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1002

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: 1073

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: 1037

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Mar 16

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!
     Last week was a gem. Twice, clients who were almost certain to go to prison when we first started working their cases, avoided that fate. First, in federal court a twenty-year-old kid who pleaded guilty to distributing heroin and…
  • Feb 24

    Facing Federal Charges? Research Indicates 99% of ALL Federal Defendants Will Be Sentenced!

    Facing Federal Charges? Research Indicates 99% of ALL Federal Defendants Will Be Sentenced!
     Attorney Alan Ellis writes a monthly newsletter that includes information and tips on federal sentencing and post-conviction matters. I just read the following from his February edition:  - Approximately 97% of all federal criminal…
  • Feb 10

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?
    A youngish lawyer in court today asked me about the blog: "What's going on with that podcast?" You may recall that I became engrossed in Serial, the investigative report turned podcast by All Things Considered. I have not been able to…
Rank this Week: 1122

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Mar 5

    TLC Article 78 case

    TLC Article 78 case
    Petitioner taxicab driver was found to have overcharged passengers on three occasions. Nonetheless he was only adjudicated once as having done so. The Appellate Division, first Department found that the driver had failed to exhaust his…
  • Dec 6

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case
    Employee of Department of Environmental Protection was found to have been illegally terminated when New York City failed to give proper notice in Civil Service Law section 73 and Civil Service Law section 71 case. Originally petitioner was…
  • Sep 19

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal
     What happens when a County fails to follow the order of a Supreme Court Judge? In Fulton County the president of the local PBA filed an Article 78 to compel an exam for the civil service title of Investigator.  When the position of…
Rank this Week: 1284

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: 1221

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: 1289

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/
  • Mar 24

    Visit from Mariette Geldenhuy

    Visit from Mariette Geldenhuy
    One of the delights in practice is coming across other lawyers who are also fighting the good fight, seeking to ensure that there is equality. Last week I had the joy of hosting a visit from update Amrerican lawyer Mariette Geldenhuys.…
  • Mar 16

    Elton's right- Dolce is wrong, wrong, wrong

    Elton's right- Dolce is wrong, wrong, wrong
    Children are children. They are entitled to be loved, cared for and cherished, however they were conceived. They ought to be protected. That is their parents' and society's duty. Their parents also ought to be recognised. There are many…
  • Mar 14

    Dame Quentin Bryce's taskforce tackles LGBTI domestic violence

    Dame Quentin Bryce's taskforce tackles LGBTI domestic violence
    The Newman Government asked a taskforce headed by Dame Quentin Bryce to look at the issue of domestic and family violence in Queensland.  The taskforce recognised the special difficulties concerning the issue of domestic violence for…
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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:
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Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • Mar 25

    "Temporal Arbitrariness: A Back to the Future Look at a Twenty-Five-Year-Old Death Penalty Trial"

    "Temporal Arbitrariness: A Back to the Future Look at a Twenty-Five-Year-Old Death Penalty Trial"
    The title of this post comes from this forthcoming essay by Professor Mary Kelly Tate, the abstract of which states: This essay grapples with a previously unexamined feature of the death penalty: temporal arbitrariness. How does the…
  • Mar 25

    Ready. Aim. Fire.

    Ready. Aim. Fire.
    Yesterday, Utah governor Gary Herbert signed into law a bill providing for state executions by firing squad. As AP reports: Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if…
  • Mar 24

    "Civil Disobedience, State Action, and Lawmaking Outside the Courts: Robert Bell's Encounter with American Law"

    "Civil Disobedience, State Action, and Lawmaking Outside the Courts: Robert Bell's Encounter with American Law"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professor Kenneth Mack, the abstract of which states: This article uses the well-known case of Robert Bell, who was convicted of trespass in one of the important sit-in cases...
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New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 7

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ

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

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

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

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
Rank this Week: 1694

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: 1790

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 24

    No, the French are Very Nice. Really.

    No, the French are Very Nice. Really.
    I just returned from a vacation to France.  Upon my return and hearing where I traveled to, a lot of people wanted to know how the trip was.  They also wanted to know something else — were the French rude?  With the…
  • Mar 13

    Fifty and Fabulou

    Fifty and Fabulou
    We have spoken frequently about age discrimination cases on this blog.  Whether it be “code words” being used or more direct comments on age, these can all be part of a claim of discrimination.  Before anyone questions…
  • Mar 13

    Fifty and Fabulou

    Fifty and Fabulou
    We have spoken frequently about age discrimination cases on this blog.  Whether it be “code words” being used or more direct comments on age, these can all be part of a claim of discrimination.  Before anyone questions…
Rank this Week: 2032

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    NLRB GC Release Report Offering Employers Guidance on Handbook Policie

    NLRB GC Release Report Offering Employers Guidance on Handbook Policie
    The National Labor Relations Board’s Office of General Counsel recently released a Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules, which is apparently designed to offer guidance to employers regarding workplace rules. We can…
  • Mar 18

    Jury Awards Families of Murdered Employees Over $8 Million

    Jury Awards Families of Murdered Employees Over $8 Million
    Recently, a Philadelphia jury awarded over $8 million dollars to the families of two factory workers killed by a co-worker in 2010. Concerns about the employee had been reported in the past, and she was suspended the day she committed the…
  • Mar 13

    Third Circuit Rules That Drivers Of Vehicles Weighing Less Than 10,000 Pounds Must Be Paid Overtime Under FLSA

    Third Circuit Rules That Drivers Of Vehicles Weighing Less Than 10,000 Pounds Must Be Paid Overtime Under FLSA
    In a new decision, the first on the subject by a federal appellate court, the Third Circuit has ruled in McMaster v. Eastern Armored Services Inc. that drivers who spend a portion of their work driving “covered” commercial motor…
Rank this Week: 1982

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 13

    BBC News Australia: Australia's remote indigenous communities fear closure

    BBC News Australia: Australia's remote indigenous communities fear closure
    Australia's remote indigenous communities fear closure By Marie McInerney Melbourne, Victoria Derby Aboriginal elder Lorna Hudson was a child when government authorities in the 1960s moved her people from tiny Sunday Island off the remote…
  • Feb 27

    Oxford University, Bodelian Libraries' LibGuide to Indigenous People

    Oxford University, Bodelian Libraries' LibGuide to Indigenous People
    A very good guide to Indigenous Peoples legal resources research.
  • Feb 27

    Australian Indigenous art to return to Australia

    Australian Indigenous art to return to Australia
    From the BBC:Historic Indigenous objects return to Australia A collection of rare objects, including a shield thought to have been picked up by Captain Cook in 1770, are set to return to Australia for the first time. The exhibition is part of…
Rank this Week: 1980

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: 1916

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: 1989

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/
  • Mar 26

    [Redacted]

    [Redacted]
    The Court of Appeals on March 26 issued a ruling that tells us very little about why the defendant is entitled to a re-sentencing. In fact, it tells us nothing.The case is United States v. Watkins. Here is the text of the ruling:Emory Watkins…
  • Mar 25

    GoDaddy is immune from defamation suit under Communications Decency Act

    GoDaddy is immune from defamation suit under Communications Decency Act
    This is a case for the modern age. Plaintiff was defamed in a union newsletter after he refused to endorse a union president in 2002. After plaintiff was blackballed from jobs for years, in 2012, the newsletters containing the defamatory…
  • Mar 23

    Habeas win is gone

    Habeas win is gone
    In this case, Smith was convicted of murder after a jailhouse informant testified at trial that Smith made incriminating statements about the killing. The federal court granted Smith's motion for habeas corpus on the ground that Smith's…
Rank this Week: 2414

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    DOJ and EEOC sign memorandum re state and local government employer

    DOJ and EEOC sign memorandum re state and local government employer
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division yesterday signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further the goals of Title VII of the Civil…
  • Jan 21

    North Carolina federal court rules trans employee covered by Title VII

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

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

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit
    Normally, courts are not allowed to, and often reduce, large punitive damage awards that are much larger than the amount of compensatory damages.  Punitive damages refer to extra damages given because of a defendant's malicious intent,…
Rank this Week: 2386

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

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

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Feb 25

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group
    Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in front of the House Education Committee on a bill that would have protected student religious liberty rights on campus. Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in…
  • Jan 8

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value

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

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.
    Can you have a union at a religious college? Only if the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can exercise its jurisdiction over faculty members. NLRB has tried to do this several times. Shortly before Christmas in 2014, the NLRB developed a…
Rank this Week: 2157

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

Covers legal updates, trial decisions and verdicts on employee and civil rights laws.

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2213

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: 2461

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

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

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

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

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

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

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

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 2196

Life, Law, Gender

Life, Law, Gender

Denise's musings about life in law school, transgender issues, and other odds and ends.

http://musingsonlifelawandgender.typepad.com/life_law_gender/
  • Jul 9

    Trans* & RadFem

    Trans* & RadFem
    A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend and former law professor, Catharine MacKinnon. She was reaching out to me for my reactions because others had reached out to her about one or more incidents of violence...
  • Aug 14

    Ism's and Phobias, oh my

    Ism's and Phobias, oh my
  • Aug 10

    Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism

    Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism
    It's been a long time since I wrote a blog post.  And, I guess if I'm honest here, I'm not writing one now.  I don't know when, or if, I'll ever blog regularly again.  But, that's not the point of this post. 
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