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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 30

    HTC One (M8) Review

    HTC One (M8) Review
    Tl/dr: I like this phone. I’ve had this phone for about two months and it has met or exceeded my expectations in just about every respect. I got the HTC One (M8) instead of the Samsung S5 primarily because my … Continue reading…
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
Rank this Week: 17

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 31

    Desk Appearance Ticket Can Trigger Mal Pros Claim

    Desk Appearance Ticket Can Trigger Mal Pros Claim
    Whether the issuance of a desk appearance ticket ("DAT") triggers a malicious prosecution claim is a legal question that has caused more than it's share of confusion and legal wrangling. As of today, however, the answer is definitively Yes.…
  • Jul 30

    Rikers Corruption Probe Nets 7

    Rikers Corruption Probe Nets 7
    As discussed here in a July 9 post, New York City's Department of Investigation has been engaged in an intensive and detailed probe into misconduct inside the City's largest jail complex, Rikers Island. As discussed then -- following the…
  • Jul 29

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism
    This is a warm and fuzzy story about judicial activism in criminal sentencing. I mean that in the best possible way.It comes by way of the New York Times and concerns one federal judge's frustration that badly constructed mandatory minimum…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 39

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 42

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Vatican Orders Removal of Abusive Priest Who Had Continued Career In Paraguay

    Vatican Orders Removal of Abusive Priest Who Had Continued Career In Paraguay
    In a move against the practice of sending priests accused of abuse to other countries, on July 14 the Vatican ordered the diocese of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay to remove Carlos Urrutigoity from his position as vicar general of the…
  • Jul 31

    North Carolina Can Distribute School Voucher Funds Ahead of Hearing Challenging the Program

    North Carolina Can Distribute School Voucher Funds Ahead of Hearing Challenging the Program
    A state trial court judge in North Carolina has refused to issue an injunction to prevent the State Educational Assistance Authority from distributing $10 million under a state school voucher plan while a challenge to it is pending. The 2400…
  • Jul 30

    Even Congratulating The Pope Has Fallen Victim To Politic

    Even Congratulating The Pope Has Fallen Victim To Politic
    The Hill reported yesterday that the seemingly routine H. Res. 440, a House Resolution that would congratulate Pope Francis on his election last March and recognize his inspirational statements and actions, has fallen victim to politics. The…
Rank this Week: 59

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Jul 31

    What Crack Cocaine Teaches Us About NSA Reform

    What Crack Cocaine Teaches Us About NSA Reform
    This piece originally ran at POLITICO Magazine. This week, Patrick Leahy, the Democratic senator from Vermont, introduced a revised version of the USA Freedom Act, a bill to finally start pulling the reins on America's out-of-control…
  • Jul 29

    Want Safer Communities? Throw Fewer People Behind Bar

    Want Safer Communities? Throw Fewer People Behind Bar
    Before he started singing with muppets, John Oliver showed us a lot of boxes of Cheerios. This was in the second minute of his epic rant on the state of the U.S. criminal justice system last week. Varieties of Cheerios – from "Frosted"…
  • Jul 29

    How to Save $24 Billion and Fix Our Broken Justice System

    How to Save $24 Billion and Fix Our Broken Justice System
    Here's a hypothetical for you: Someone approaches you on the street and offers you a big stack of cash with no strings attached. Do you take it? Of course you do. As much as we'd like to pretend otherwise, money matters. And that's why the…
Rank this Week: 62

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Jul 22

    An Open Letter To Kamala Harri

    An Open Letter To Kamala Harri
    Dear Madam Attorney General: I write to urge you to not appeal Jones v. Chappell, the recent federal court decision holding that the administration of California's death penalty is irrevocably dysfunctional, resulting in systemic delays in…
  • Jun 13

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

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

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream
    While outraged conservatives fear that President Obama's exchange of five Taliban prisoners for the release of POW Bowe Bergdhal will precipitate terrorist attacks from Islam Jihadists, they conveniently ignore the…
Rank this Week: 185

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: 268

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

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

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

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

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 319

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 317

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: 347

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    It Seems Competence Isn't Enough

    It Seems Competence Isn't Enough
    Turns out that it wasn't incompetence.  Which is maybe the bad news.  AP reports.Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical…
  • Jul 29

    One Here, None There

    One Here, None There
    The story in today's Times begins this way.Francois Holloway has spent nearly two decades of a 57-year sentence in a federal prison, for serious crimes that no one disputes he committed. There were armed carjackings, and his participation in…
  • Jul 25

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?
    An hour and 57 minutes.He gasped some 650 times for all but the last 17 minutes or so.They gave him the fucking drugs a second time because, well, who knew if he'd ever die.It was torture said John McCain who knows a thing or two about…
Rank this Week: 413

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 534

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: 559

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 698

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: 701

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Thai surrogacy is now dead in the water

    Thai surrogacy is now dead in the water
    A couple of days ago I wrote about how there was a crackdown in Thailand about surrogacy and gender selection. Yesterday there was a meeting between the various IVF clinics, the Thai Medical Council, lawyers and others. The outcome of the…
  • Jul 27

    Thai crackdown on surroacy and gender selection

    Thai crackdown on surroacy and gender selection
    Thailand has until now been one of the major places that Australians go for surrogacy. As Australians have not been able (except for medical reasons) to undertake gender selection at home, they have undertaken gender selection in Thailand,…
  • Jul 21

    Great quote about same sex marriage

    Great quote about same sex marriage
    I came across today this great quote from Judge McShane hearing the marriage equality case in Oregon. The words summarise the story: <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE …
Rank this Week: 866

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

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

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

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

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne
    "Really it’s just a roll of the dice when you think about it, what separates you from the family living in the hotel room down the road," writes Samantha Stonebraker-Bailey. "When you can humble yourself to think about it, it’s…
Rank this Week: 843

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: 829

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: 898

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    No qualified immunity where town official called the plaintiff a "Guinea"

    No qualified immunity where town official called the plaintiff a &quot;Guinea&quot;
    This kind of stuff happens all over, and it happens in upstate New York also. A property owner claims the town unfairly applied the zoning laws against him because he is Italian. He sues under the Equal Protection Clause. The trial court…
  • Jul 29

    Subtle racial comments support Title VII discrimination case

    Subtle racial comments support Title VII discrimination case
    The Court of Appeals infrequently reverses summary judgment in racial discrimination cases. Purely circumstantial evidence does not seem to cut it these days. In this case, the case is remanded for trial because of not-so-subtle racial…
  • Jul 28

    State Court of Appeals strikes Albany County cyberbullying law as unconstitutional

    State Court of Appeals strikes Albany County cyberbullying law as unconstitutional
    Social media is a wonderful thing, but not when malicious teenagers get their hands on it. In this case, a high school student began bullying classmates on Facebook. As the New York Court of Appeals summarizes the case, "He anonymously posted…
Rank this Week: 972

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Standard for Non-FAPE Case

    Standard for Non-FAPE Case
    English: The Supreme Court of the United States. Washington, D.C.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)This post was inspired by a discussion during a presentation by Professor Mark Weber at the recent conference at Seattle University at the…
  • Jul 28

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Procedural violations of IDEA are only actionable if they adversely impact the child's education or significantly impair the parents' participation rights. Which procedural violations are most likely to result in an adverse finding against a…
  • Jul 24

    ADA Is 24 Years Old

    ADA Is 24 Years Old
    This is the internationally recognized symbol for accessibility (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law twenty-four years ago this Saturday. If you are interested in suggestions on how to celebrate,…
Rank this Week: 1155

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/
  • Jul 25

    How to choose Web-based legal software

    How to choose Web-based legal software
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "How to choose Web-based legal software." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How to choose Web-based legal software These days, more and more lawyers are moving to Web-based…
  • Jul 2

    Courts still grapple with social media evidence discovery

    Courts still grapple with social media evidence discovery
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Courts still grapple with social media evidence discovery." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Courts still grapple with social media evidence discovery As attorneys realize…
  • Jun 26

    Tech Tips For the Traveling Lawyer

    Tech Tips For the Traveling Lawyer
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Tech Tips For the Traveling Lawyer." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tech Tips For the Traveling Lawyer I travel — a lot. So I figured I’d pass along some of…
Rank this Week: 1132

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

Covers economic security and opportunity, health care justice, housing justice and legal aid. By the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
  • Jul 30

    Protecting the Housing of Survivors of Violence Should Be a Top Priority for HUD Secretary Castro

    Protecting the Housing of Survivors of Violence Should Be a Top Priority for HUD Secretary Castro
    In early July, the Senate voted to confirm San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), putting this rising political star at the helm of the nation’s federal housing programs. One can only…
  • Jul 23

    Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" Means More Poverty and Less Opportunity--Unless You're Wealthy

    Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" Means More Poverty and Less Opportunity--Unless You're Wealthy
    It took only five hearings on the “Progress of the War on Poverty,” as well as multiple requests by the anti-poverty group Witnesses to Hunger, but House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has finally invited a person with direct…
  • Jul 21

    Bruce Rauner's Tax Plan

    Bruce Rauner's Tax Plan
    Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for Governor of Illinois, recently released his Jobs and Growth blueprint, which includes his tax plan. Here is a look at his major tax proposals and current stance on the minimum wage. Income…
Rank this Week: 1295

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1397

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Is a complaint dismissable because the employer has a non-discriminatory reason for termination?

    Is a complaint dismissable because the employer has a non-discriminatory reason for termination?
    Is a complaint dismissable because the employer has a non-discriminatory reason for termination? Not according to the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Wait A Second! blog deciphers the recent case of Brown v. Daikin American, where a…
  • Jul 22

    Religious Pushback Expected On LGBT Executive Order

    Religious Pushback Expected On LGBT Executive Order
    Law360, New York (July 21, 2014, 8:27 PM ET) -- Although President Barack Obama is no stranger to using federal contracts as a testing ground for employment reform measures, religious employers may be more resistant to Monday's executive…
  • Jul 21

    President signs Executive Order covering gender identity for federal workers and contractor

    President signs Executive Order covering gender identity for federal workers and contractor
    NCTE APPLAUDS SIGNING OF LGBT WORKERS EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUES "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS" RESOURCES FOR TRANSGENDER WORKERS Download: "Employment Discrimination and Transgender People" Download: "Transgender Federal Employees: Your…
Rank this Week: 1395

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

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

    Mean old man

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

    ‘Veteran returns home to fixed-up surprise’

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

    Happy birthday to Dr. Grace Lee Boggs!

    Happy birthday to Dr. Grace Lee Boggs!
Rank this Week: 1391

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: 1372

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jul 29

    All My Videos: Constitutional Law, Section 1983 and SCOTUS

    All My Videos: Constitutional Law, Section 1983 and SCOTUS
    My videos–some lengthy, some relatively brief–on constitutional law (including the First and Second Amendments), section 1983 and the Supreme Court, are now available in one place on Youtube right here:…
  • Jul 11

    Recent Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Decisions in the Circuit

    Recent Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Decisions in the Circuit
    I blogged on September 7, 2012, and on July 29, 2013, about post-Iqbal pleading decisions in the circuits. This past year, I was, as usual, preparing the annual update for my treatise, CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES LITIGATION: THE LAW OF…
  • Jun 19

    Lane v. Franks: New Supreme Court Public Employee Free Speech Decision

    Lane v. Franks: New Supreme Court Public Employee Free Speech Decision
    Lane v. Franks: New Public Employee Free Speech Decision The Supreme Court, on June 19, 2014, handed down an important public employee free speech decision in Lane v. Franks (PDF), No. 13-483. The Court unanimously held, in an opinion by…
Rank this Week: 1550

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/
  • Jul 23

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release
    In 1998, Wisconsin adopted what may have been the nation’s most rigid truth-in-sentencing law, eliminating parole across the board and declining to put into place any alternative system of back-end release flexibility, such as credits…
  • Jul 23

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation
    We expect a lot from our criminal-justice system, and we don’t seem very impressed with the results we are getting.  These are two of the notable lessons that emerge from the most recent Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin…
  • Jul 22

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available
    The Missouri Law Review has now published the final version of my article, “Not Just Kid Stuff? Extending Graham and Miller to Adults.”  Here is the abstract: The United States Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 1553

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Jul 16

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court

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

    As I Please (George Orwell Birthday Edition)

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

    The Press and Mass Shooting

    The Press and Mass Shooting
    By now I do not think it is a stretch to describe the mass shooting as a truly American phenomenon.  To be sure, similar kinds of shootings happen in other countries, but nowhere do they happen with the frequency and … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1702

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/
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court
    The Petitioner was a teacher with the NYC DOE for 21 years. He received "S" ratings for his first 18 years.  He was assigned a classroom with children performing 2 to 3 years below grade level.  The teacher requested an aide or…
  • Jul 25

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
  • Jul 25

    Article 78 versus ECB granted

    Article 78 versus ECB granted
     After an ECB hearing 50 West Realty Company LP was fined $500 for changing its building to a use inconsistent with its 1992 CO.  The company filed an Article 78 to appeal.   An Article 78 filed for a decision after a hearing…
Rank this Week: 1784

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: 2058

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Unemployed Passes NJ Legislature

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

    Seattle Leads the Nation in Highest Minimum Wage

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

    Top Five States for Employment Law Claim

    Top Five States for Employment Law Claim
    According to employment practices liability insurer Hiscox, California, Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia are the top five riskiest places in the country for employee lawsuits. Employers in these states face a…
Rank this Week: 1926

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: 2069

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: 2067

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: 2185

The Happy Feminist

The Happy Feminist

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

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

    STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU

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

    POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?

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

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED
    OK, I am feeling frivolous and it's Friday afternoon.  What better to do than tear down some MSN relationship advice, an art form invented by Amanda Marcotte (the tearing down I mean)?  I am not going to do any fisking (I have to get back…
Rank this Week: 2270

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!
     Attorney Will Young, an associate at Peterson Lawyers writes todays post on misdemeanor cases. So, you have been charged with a misdemeanor. You are probably feeling overwhelmed, nervous, and at least a little bit confused about the…
  • Jul 22

    Our New DUI Website is up - DUI in Idaho

    Our New DUI Website is up - DUI in Idaho
     We have been working on a new site specifically designed to provide more information for folks charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol - DUI. Click here to visit the site and learn even more about DUI in Idaho. The…
  • Jun 29

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

    Idaho State Police stop to check on temporary license gets tossed!
     Ever wonder why every drug arrest begins with a traffic stop? Because all too often the police stop first and provide some reason later! If the drug task force decides to effect an arrest, they call the ISP or locals and have them do a…
Rank this Week: 2376

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

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

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

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

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning

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

    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar

    Nuts &amp; Bolts of Elder Law &amp; Estate Administration Seminar
    Nuts &  Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar          Wed, May 7  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM New Jersey Law Center One Constitution Square New Brunswick, NJ 08901 …
Rank this Week: 2387

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: 2593

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Musings about the law, especially recent decisions, proposed legislation, employment law, and legal angles on feminism and animal rights. By Piper Hoffman.

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!
    Choosing Childfree is my new blog about the decision whether to have kids. People who have chosen either way and those trying to make up their minds are all welcome. Please stop by! Tweet This Post
  • Aug 21

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt
    Proving that humans are somehow “better” than non-human animals is a priority for some, including philosophy professor Richard Polt.
  • Aug 7

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 2615

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: 2532

Prop 8 on Trial

Prop 8 on Trial

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

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

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

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

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

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

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September.
Rank this Week: 2595