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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/
  • Apr 21

    Jotwell Conference

    Jotwell Conference
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
Rank this Week: 17

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Georgia Lawsuit Is Latest To Challenge Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    Georgia Lawsuit Is Latest To Challenge Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    Lambda Legal announced yesterday that it has filed suit in federal district court in Georgia on behalf of three same-sex couples and a widow challenging Georgia's statutory and state constitutional bans on same-sex marriage. The complaint…
  • Apr 23

    Suit Charges Student Not Admitted To Community College Program Because of His Expression of Religious Belief

    Suit Charges Student Not Admitted To Community College Program Because of His Expression of Religious Belief
    ACLJ announced yesterday that it has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of student Brandon Jenkins against The Community College of Baltimore County Maryland for denying Jenkins admission to the school's radiation therapy program in part…
  • Apr 22

    Brunei Postpones Phase-In of Sharia Criminal Code

    Brunei Postpones Phase-In of Sharia Criminal Code
    The small southeast Asian nation of Burnei has postponed implementation of a new sharia criminal code that had been scheduled to take effect today. According to AFP, no new date has been given for implementing the phase-in of sharia penalties…
Rank this Week: 77

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: 78

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
  • Apr 23

    How You Can Help Defend Journalists in Hondura

    How You Can Help Defend Journalists in Hondura
    The role of journalists becomes even more important when the government fails to investigate abuses. But the impunity that makes journalists so necessary also creates even greater danger for them.
  • Apr 22

    URGENT: 528 Men Sentenced to Death in Mass Trial

    URGENT: 528 Men Sentenced to Death in Mass Trial
    You can help stop this mass, grotesque violation of human rights: sign Amnesty's petition calling on Egyptian authorities to overturn the 528 death sentences.
  • Apr 22

    How the Vietnamese Government is Using Its Political Prisoners to Gain Leverage

    How the Vietnamese Government is Using Its Political Prisoners to Gain Leverage
    The Vietnamese government moves prisoners of conscience in and out of prison, whenever it seems like a favorable move. Its latest release of prisoners may merely be a publicity stunt.
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Apr 18

    California’s Proposed New Law (AB 1710) Would Hold Retailers Liable for Data Breache

    California’s Proposed New Law (AB 1710) Would Hold Retailers Liable for Data Breache
    Two California legislators have introduced legislation that would require the strictest measures in the nation from online retailers.  Assembly Bill 1710, introduced by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) and Assemblyman…
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According to the lawsuit, male employees…
  • Apr 1

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055
    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055The post Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055 appeared first on Individual Rights Blog - SOOFI | Legal Counsel.
Rank this Week: 114

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
  • Apr 23

    Hope, At Last, for Some Federal Prisoner

    Hope, At Last, for Some Federal Prisoner
    Here's some truth for you: many federal prisoners would receive substantially shorter sentences for the exact same crime if they were sentenced today under the current law. Many would have already served their time and paid their debt to…
  • Apr 23

    Marriage Matters to U

    Marriage Matters to U
    Ten years ago in March, Lisa and I were first in line when Multnomah County issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We married immediately in our church, with our ministers, blessed with the presence of friends. Ten years ago in…
  • Apr 23

    Gov. Brewer, Heed Your Own Advice

    Gov. Brewer, Heed Your Own Advice
    This piece originally appeared as an OpEd in the Arizona Republic. Several weeks ago, when Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay Senate Bill 1062, she urged us to "turn the ugliness of the debate...into a renewed search for greater respect and…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Apr 16

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time
    There was a time when I blogged almost every day.  Then, with a new job in an unfamiliar field requiring more of my energy and focus, I took a break.  Over the last year, I've slowly waded back in, and sporadically…
  • Mar 11

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?
    President Obama's dog has a twitter account.  It has over 15,000 followers.  How many actually believe that Bo is tweeting is unclear.  Twitter and other social media have become critical promotional tools for…
  • Mar 6

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
Rank this Week: 184

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: 211

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: 245

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Apr 7

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion
    The Huffington Post: The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion, by Laura Bassett: . . . The proliferation of well-trained, regulated, legal abortion doctors in the last 40 years has led to "dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and…
  • Apr 6

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
    ThinkProgress: A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Who’s Pregnant With Twins Is Being Denied An Abortion In Senegal, by Tara Culp-Ressler: A 10-year old Senegalese girl who became pregnant with twins after being raped by a neighbor is being forced to…
  • Apr 4

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child
    ProPublica: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case, by Nina Martin: The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death...
Rank this Week: 385

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
  • Apr 17

    A Welcome Clog in Rhode Island's School-to-Sheltered-Workshop Pipeline

    A Welcome Clog in Rhode Island's School-to-Sheltered-Workshop Pipeline
    Marie has a developmental disability. She is employed but not in a competitive workplace. Rather, Marie works in a “sheltered workshop,” a segregated workplace for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The…
  • Mar 31

    Will a Building Boom Be a Bust for Low-Income Residents?

    Will a Building Boom Be a Bust for Low-Income Residents?
    Housing affordability has become one of the hottest issue in America's urban centers, and one popular solution is to ramp up housing construction. In his first State of the City address, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio emphasized that in…
  • Mar 27

    Fair Tax in Play as Illinois's Leaders Propose Tax Reforms and Greater Fairne

    Fair Tax in Play as Illinois's Leaders Propose Tax Reforms and Greater Fairne
    It was an exciting week for A Better Illinois, the campaign to amend the Illinois Constitution to permit a fair tax under which lower rates apply to lower income levels and higher rates apply to higher income levels. Senator Don Harmon, the…
Rank this Week: 403

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: 425

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: 445

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/
  • Apr 18

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then
    I need to tell you a story today, illustrated with real photographs.It’s about this woman.  Her name is Maryam Hosseinzadeh.  But no.  I cannot tell you about her yet. You must first meet Koukab.  Here she is.She is…
  • Apr 16

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King
    Shakespeare's Richard II, feeling sorry for himself, recognizing that his situation is hopeless and he will shortly be deposed:For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed;…
  • Apr 11

    What We Do Is Who We Are

    What We Do Is Who We Are
    If you read this blog with anything even close to regularity, you know that I'm an atheist and also that I'm a serious believer in mercy and grace.  And you also know that I marvel at forgiveness.  Perhaps it's that combination of…
Rank this Week: 522

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 605

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
  • Apr 15

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair
    Two stories in the news today highlight NYPD Commissioner William Bratton's remaking of the police department. In his most recent high profile act, he has disbanded the Demographics Unit, a group formed in 2003 whose sole purpose was to…
  • Apr 12

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case
    You don't have to be a skilled negotiator to know that you do not tell a car salesman, "I am not leaving here until I have bought this car from you," and then expect to get the best price possible. Shortly after winning the NYC's mayoral…
  • Apr 12

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant
    The New York Times recently reported on the NYPD's policy of running warrant checks on shooting victims, and then investing ridiculous amounts of labor hours to safeguard them until they are healthy enough to be haled into court. (Article…
Rank this Week: 680

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/
  • Apr 8

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Tips on standing out in a competitive market." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tips on standing out in a competitive market I’m often asked — by lawyers and…
  • Apr 2

    How to reach legal consumers using online video

    How to reach legal consumers using online video
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "How to reach legal consumers using online video." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How to reach legal consumers using online video By now, most lawyers understand the power…
  • Mar 20

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life Since we all spend so much…
Rank this Week: 719

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/
Rank this Week: 753

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 750

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 7

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed
     Candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer (Electric) was disqualified in February 2011 due to being educated abroad and lack of work experience.  His Appeal for Manifest Error was denied in March of 2011. In October of…
  • Mar 7

    Disqualification for High Blood Pressure Overturned

    Disqualification for High Blood Pressure Overturned
    Nassau County Police Officer candidate failed to meet the Municipal Police Training Council standard for blood pressure and was disqualified in August 2013.  The candidate suffered from White Coats Syndrome which is an elevated blood…
  • Feb 24

    Appeal of Disqualification for Stationary Engineer Overturned

    Appeal of Disqualification for Stationary Engineer Overturned
     Candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer (Electric) was disqualified in February 2011 due to being educated abroad and lack of work experience.  His Appeal for Manifest Error was denied in March of 2011. In October of…
Rank this Week: 778

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Feb 18

    DUI Cases Dismissed in Two Counties in the Last Month

    DUI Cases Dismissed in Two Counties in the Last Month
      In the past month we have finished two cases in which our clients were charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and in both cases, prosecutors ultimately dismissed the charge of DUI and accepted pleas of guilty to…
  • Feb 18

    Sometimes the stuff others say is better than anything you can say!

    Sometimes the stuff others say is better than anything you can say!
    Barb Jacobson is a private investigator - and a really fine one at that. She can get answers from witnesses that others just can't get. I'm not sure how she does it but she does it well! So one day in 1997 or so she came to see me about a guy…
  • Jan 9

    Watch Your Driving Pattern - officers are standing by to stop you for no real reason!

    Watch Your Driving Pattern - officers are standing by to stop you for no real reason!
      The roads are slick out there these days. So slick that our "driving patterns" may provide just the "suspicion" needed to stop and check to see whether we have been drinking and driving. I have some experience with this over the past…
Rank this Week: 822

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/
  • Apr 21

    Does an out-of-state lawyer have to maintain an "office" in New York to practice here?

    Does an out-of-state lawyer have to maintain an "office" in New York to practice here?
    The Second Circuit is wondering if a New York State law that requires that nonresident attorneys maintain an "office for the transaction of law business" within New York's borders in order to practice here violates the Constitution. It…
  • Apr 17

    The sins of the father fail the Iqbal pleading test

    The sins of the father fail the Iqbal pleading test
    The Constitution does not actually say this, but there is a right to intimate association under the First Amendment. The contours of that right are not clear, but they do not protect a former Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn who lost…
  • Apr 15

    This is why lawyers drink

    This is why lawyers drink
    A case like this tells you a lot about the legal process. Unless the defendant can find a way to have the case dismissed on summary judgment, most cases settle. Few go to trial. The road to settlement, though, is a hard one, as the lawyers on…
Rank this Week: 865

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: 915

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: 995

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 2

    Dude.

    Dude.
    Eight for eight.  Congratulations! Kwasi Enin was accepted by eight Ivies.  Also three state schools and Duke.  If you don’t feel inadequate enough, he also plays three instruments for chamber orchestra, has taken 11 AP…
  • Mar 31

    Link roundup, sort of

    Link roundup, sort of
    Here’s a link to get you up to speed. The #We’reGivingYoutheSideEye edition.  With my commentary, since I still have a lot to say.  Colbert’s satire isn’t particularly funny or clever,  even within its…
  • Mar 29

    Ignoring the context

    Ignoring the context
    White people often bring up “context” in defense of racism. Miley Cyrus made the “slant-eyed” face but protested that people took it wrong and “out of context!” The Tribune discontinued running a much…
Rank this Week: 1341

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment and civil rights law. By the Spiggle Law Firm.

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case
    Employment law is highly technical. Winning an employment law case requires knowledge of case law, statutory law, constitutional law, and regulatory law. There are rarely simple employment cases. Therefore, you need to retain someone who…
  • Apr 10

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?
    Employment lawyers get paid in various ways. Today I'll describe five of the most common.1. HourlyThe most traditional way lawyers bill in any practice is by the hour. Rates in this area vary but can range anywhere from $250 to $500 per hour.…
  • Apr 3

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?
    There has been a spirited debate in this country about the role of women in the workplace. Whether it involves Sheryl Sandberg's best-selling book, Lean In, or the furor about Melissa Meyer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo, the issues…
Rank this Week: 1428

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 8

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)
    I blogged on Sept. 11, 2009, about the basic elements of so-called section 1983 “malicious prosecution” claims. I then blogged on 9-8-11, 9-26-11 and 8-7-13 about section 1983 malicious prosecution cases in the circuits. What…
  • Mar 24

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983
    I would like to invite readers to attend my 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983, to be held at Chicago-Kent on Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, 2014. This national two-day conference, heading into its fourth decade, features expert…
  • Mar 13

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank
    I blogged on January 20, 2014, about the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Lane v. Franks, a potentially significant First Amendment public employee free speech case in which a public employee was allegedly terminated because of…
Rank this Week: 1353

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: 1477

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

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

    Blog Issues on Google Chrome??? Tech stuff.

    Blog Issues on Google Chrome??? Tech stuff.
    When I view this blog on my Google Chrome browser, the settings are off.  Funny ads that I have not approved are in the banner under the name of the blog and on the lefthand side of the blog.  Also it does not let me sign in or…
  • Apr 21

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Dispute Resolution is at the heart of the Procedural safeguards provided by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. Which dispute resolution methods under IDEA have you had the most success with? Leave your story in the…
  • Apr 15

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool
    Write text here...Related articlesSometime My Job is Very Cool!Sometimes My Job Is Very Cool - Part IISometimes My Job Is Pretty CoolWe're Famous (Almost) Again!------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 1588

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/
  • Apr 10

    Female Genital Mutilation: As the 'cutting season' approaches, end the silence

    Female Genital Mutilation: As the 'cutting season' approaches, end the silence
    Popular culture's depiction of the sexually liberated western woman is as mythic as it is material. Even our fake orgasms are canonised- who doesn't remember Sally leaving Harry agog in the famous diner scene? Yet, for millions of women…
  • Mar 17

    Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine

    Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine
    A senior Israeli doctor treating child victims of the Syrian civil war has said that snipers in the war-town country are aiming for the spine to cause maximum trauma. Dr Yoav Hoffman, a doctor at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, is one of…
  • Mar 5

    Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict

    Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict
    His hands are barely large enough to reach the trigger, but the 5-year-old boypulls hard on his AK-47 as his father stands beside him cheering. Elsewhere, a boy of 4 raises a machete,then strikes, beheading an unarmed prisoner. These are the…
Rank this Week: 1819

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: 1777

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: 1716

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: 1803

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: 1638

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/
  • Apr 15

    So you want to make a baby seminar a great succe

    So you want to make a baby seminar a great succe
     (L to R) Michael Condon, Dr Warren DeAmbrosis, me and  David Cleary from the LGBTI Legal Service A seminar on how to make a baby, for those not doing so the old fashioned way, was a resounding success. Nearly 70 attendees made this…
  • Apr 1

    Not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female: High Court

    Not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female: High Court
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Mar 30

    So you want to make a baby: change of venue

    So you want to make a baby: change of venue
    Due to demand, as we are currently expecting 70 attendees, the venue for So You Want to Make a Baby has changed to: UNITING CHURCH HALL 52 Merthyr Rd New Farm The seminar is not now being held at the Qld Aids Council at Newstead.
Rank this Week: 2101

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/
  • Mar 17

    Whistleblower Protection Extended to Post-Employment Activity

    Whistleblower Protection Extended to Post-Employment Activity
    The U.S. District Court for New Jersey extended whistle-blower anti-retaliation protections to a brokerage firm employee who reported alleged misconduct internally but did not report it to federal regulators until after his dismissal,…
  • Mar 4

    Court Finds Facebook Post a Breach of Confidentiality Agreement

    Court Finds Facebook Post a Breach of Confidentiality Agreement
    KEEP IT QUIET MEANS KEEP IT QUIET We frequently advise clients to be mindful of what they post on social media, particularly when they are involved in litigation with a current or former employer. Unfortunately, Mr. Patrick Snay learned…
  • Jan 23

    NJ Expands Job Protection For Pregnant Employee

    NJ Expands Job Protection For Pregnant Employee
    We are pleased to report that, on January 21, 2014, Governor Christie signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) that adds pregnancy as a protected classification. The amendment, which…
Rank this Week: 2019

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* &amp; 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. 
Rank this Week: 1980

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

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

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?
    Privately operated shelters are generally allowed to limit their populations in ways that might surprise you: They can allow people of just one gender to stay there. They can exclude children. They can exclude drug users. If the shelter is…
  • Jul 17

    How can homeless advocates get laws to change?

    How can homeless advocates get laws to change?
    There are several components to getting laws changed so that public services can better include homeless people and so that the government can better protect homeless people.
  • May 31

    When is it legal to take stuff from the trash?

    When is it legal to take stuff from the trash?
    **** The information written here is not legal advice and the author of this blog is not your lawyer.  These posts merely contain ideas to help you plan and organize your legal research and identify potentially helpful sources of law.…
Rank this Week: 1848

Sexual Orientation and the Law…

Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog

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

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

    About Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog

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

    Feminist Legal Theory

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

    Obama and same-sex marriage: the lawyerly straddle continue

    Obama and same-sex marriage: the lawyerly straddle continue
    Republished from the University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog. President Obama's remarks last week to a gay/lesbian fundraising event must have disappointed his supporters who have grown tired of straddling and rhetorical games on the…
Rank this Week: 2057

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: 2009

Queer Law Watch

Queer Law Watch

Covers cases of importance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. By Christopher Goeken.

http://queerlawwatch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Married Same-Sex Couples Need Not Be Pre-certified to Adopt Spouse's Child

    Married Same-Sex Couples Need Not Be Pre-certified to Adopt Spouse's Child
    A Monroe County Family Court Judge has ruled that married same-sex couples should be treated like their heterosexual counterparts when one parent wants to adopt the child of the other. Usually, same-sex couples needed to submit to an…
  • Jan 27

    Guidance for NY Same-Sex Couple

    Guidance for NY Same-Sex Couple
    Several advocacy groups have released guidance on how New York State will treat same-sex couples who married out of state. It's available here.
  • Nov 5

    Our Long National Nightmare is Finally Coming to an End

    Our Long National Nightmare is Finally Coming to an End
    So many more bloggers more eloquent than I will write about the victory. All I can add is that I am very hopeful that Obama can start to address the big issues in a way that hasn't been done in a generation.
Rank this Week: 2039

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: 1862

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/
  • Apr 16

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City
    My most recent posts in this series have compared violent crime data from different cities.  However, focusing on a single crime-rate number from a city may mask wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variations within the…
  • Apr 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
Rank this Week: 2405

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • 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 …
  • Jan 25

    New law Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.

    New law Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.
    New law  Protects minors by prohibiting counseling attempts to change sexual orientation.CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT     As reported by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on March 18,…
  • Jan 11

    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planning

    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planning
    Gay Lesbian partners- Problems if No estate planningIn 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…
Rank this Week: 2307