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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Michigan City Restores Cross On Sand Dune-- Sort Of...

    Michigan City Restores Cross On Sand Dune-- Sort Of...
    As previously reported, in a controversial move last year that was unsuccessfully challenged by citizens, the city of Grand Haven, Michigan agreed to remove a 48 foot cross that had been displayed periodically on a city-owned sand dune for 50…
  • Apr 28

    EEOC Sues Hospital Over Arbitrary Deadline For Religious Accommodation Request

    EEOC Sues Hospital Over Arbitrary Deadline For Religious Accommodation Request
    The EEOC announced today that it has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Mission Hospital based in Asheville, North Carolina.  At issue are requests by 3 employees for religious exemptions from the hospital's requirement…
  • Apr 28

    Alabama City Outlaws Restroom Use Conforming To Gender Identity That Differs From Birth Certificate

    Alabama City Outlaws Restroom Use Conforming To Gender Identity That Differs From Birth Certificate
    In the latest chapter in the "bathroom wars," on Tuesday the Oxford, Alabama City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 2016-18 (full text) barring anyone from using rest rooms or changing facilities that do not correspond to the gender…
Rank this Week: 16

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 25

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion
    Washington Post (April 23, 2016): Abortion doctors would lose medical licenses under new Oklahoma bill, by Niraj Chokshi The Oklahoma legislature continues to pass legislation designed to undermine women's access to abortion. Last week the…
  • Apr 23

    Women of Color Speak Out Against PRENDA

    Women of Color Speak Out Against PRENDA
    Rewire (April 21, 2016): Congressional Testimony: Anti-Choice Measure Would Turn People of Color Into 'Suspects in the Exam Room,' by Kanya D'Ameida, At last week's Congressional Hearing for the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, Miriam Yeung,…
  • Apr 21

    FDA Label Change Improving Abortion Access for Women in Texa

    FDA Label Change Improving Abortion Access for Women in Texa
    Kut.org (April 19, 2016): After FDA Label Change, Clinics See More Women Using Medications for Abortions, by Ashley Lopez: Three weeks after the FDA changed the label for mifepristone, the country's most widely used abortion drug, Texas…
Rank this Week: 32

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 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter

    Mysteries of Twitter
    Something is duplicating my blog posts on Twitter. Or rather, two somethings. Doubtlessly, they are both things I set up myself some time long in the past, set and forgot. Now I have to reverse engineer it to figure out … Continue…
  • Apr 28

    Everyone Hates Cruz

    Everyone Hates Cruz
    Add John Boehner to the list: “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch…
Rank this Week: 38

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 26

    Denying a Cadet Her Right to Wear Hijab Will Not ‘Make America Great’

    Denying a Cadet Her Right to Wear Hijab Will Not ‘Make America Great’
    Officials at the Citadel should respect religious freedom and allow a Muslim student to wear hijab. Should a Muslim woman who enrolls as a cadet at the Citadel, a public military college in South Carolina, be permitted to wear hijab with her…
  • Apr 25

    What’s Driving Religious Discrimination at the Alabama DMV?

    What’s Driving Religious Discrimination at the Alabama DMV?
    I am a Christian woman who follows the Biblical instruction on headscarves, and the state of Alabama should respect that. I have always been a spiritual being. Even as a young child I would spend countless hours delving into the tattered…
  • Apr 25

    Texas Courts Rely on “Of Mice and Men” to Define Intellectual Disability and Sentence People to Death

    Texas Courts Rely on “Of Mice and Men” to Define Intellectual Disability and Sentence People to Death
    Bobby James Moore has an intellectual disability, yet he sits on death row because of deeply unscientific evidence. This piece originally appeared at Salon. Bobby James Moore has a lifelong intellectual disability, yet he sits on…
Rank this Week: 41

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 29

    Making for a Just World

    Making for a Just World
    In Canvases of Courage, a documentary about artists working to advance global human rights, Jérôme Lagarrigue 96 IL (above) speaks about how his own experience surviving a hate crime in the 1980s inspired him to advocate for…
  • Apr 28

    CIA Torture Just Got One Step Closer to Facing Accountability

    CIA Torture Just Got One Step Closer to Facing Accountability
    In an unprecedented victory for torture accountability, the U.S. Justice Department decided not to block a private lawsuit from going forward, and to actually allow survivors and victims of CIA torture to have their their day in court.
  • Apr 26

    Leila and Mahamadi: Five Days for the Sheroes of Burkina Faso

    Leila and Mahamadi: Five Days for the Sheroes of Burkina Faso
    Two people meet at Ouagadougou International Airport and their destinies become immediately and eternally entwined.
Rank this Week: 65

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: 80

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: 209

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 28

    Convention-al Wisdom: A Progressive Campaign Will Appeal To A Non-Neanderthal Electorate

    Convention-al Wisdom: A Progressive Campaign Will Appeal To A Non-Neanderthal Electorate
    "There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos." -- Jim HightowerHere we go.  The experts, pundits and insiders are beginning to suggest that Hillary Clinton, having sewn up the nomination by…
  • Apr 20

    Thanks For Playing, Bernie

    Thanks For Playing, Bernie
    I would seem to fit the demographic that has come out full throttle for Bernie Sanders -- I consider myself very progressive in my politics and live in Berkeley, California, very comfortably among my fellow progressives; I am a (relatively)…
  • Apr 11

    Down Ballot Blues: Hillary Clinton Can Better Help Democrats Take Back The Senate

    Down Ballot Blues: Hillary Clinton Can Better Help Democrats Take Back The Senate
    Assuming a Democrat wins the White House but the Senate remains in Republican hands, there will be no political revolution as Bernie Sanders promises and little of the relatively more incremental change that Hillary Clinton…
Rank this Week: 267

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 302

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

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

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

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

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

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

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

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

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

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 373

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 29

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media I’ve written many times in the past about how lawyers can…
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Social Media in 2016 Social media has been part of our daily lives for nearly a decade. At first, many lawyers were skeptical,…
  • Apr 14

    Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of juror

    Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of juror
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of jurors In a recent Order issued in Oracle v. Google, No. C 10-03561 WHA, United…
Rank this Week: 400

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: 409

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/
  • Apr 4

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say
    It may be getting easier for people with criminal records to find housing.In new guidance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tells landlords that turning down tenants or buyers based on their criminal records may violate the…
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID
    Authorities in Marseille were blasted for its plan to issue its homeless with ID cards featuring yellow triangles that detail their health issues. Although the initiative was aimed at making it easier for health workers to know what they were…
  • Jan 9

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
Rank this Week: 449

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    26 and Counting

    26 and Counting
    To what end, exactly?That's the question Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer asks today.  Actually, that's my phrasing. What Justice Pfeifer said is. The act begs the question: Why?The "act" was the court's order setting an…
  • Feb 16

    A Modest Proposal

    A Modest Proposal
    No, not Jonathan Swift's.  But you can draw your own conclusions.Antonin Scalia, that's Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, is dead.  He has, as John Cleese pointed out (albeit in a different context), "ceased to…
  • Feb 13

    Not a Eulogy - a Reminder

    Not a Eulogy - a Reminder
    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own…
Rank this Week: 434

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: 463

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: 460

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 29

    The best hearsay evidence of all-time surfaces in the Led Zeppelin plagiarism lawsuit

    The best hearsay evidence of all-time surfaces in the Led Zeppelin plagiarism lawsuit
    Hearsay is a legal concept that non-lawyers use all the time without understanding its meaning. Hearsay is another way to describe gossip, or second-hand information. That does define hearsay, but people may not realize that even explosive…
  • Apr 28

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in pregnancy discrimination appeal in 2d Circuit

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in pregnancy discrimination appeal in 2d Circuit
    Circuit Reinstates Pregnancy Bias Suit Against Ulster Jail Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal April 28, 2016  A new trial has been ordered for a corrections officer who alleged she suffered discrimination because…
  • Apr 26

    Preserve that testimony!

    Preserve that testimony!
    Reading a torts decision from Judge Calabresi is like watching George Brett taking batting practice. Judge Calabresi is a scholar of American torts law, and he does not write up a torts ruling with the sort of brief and conclusory holdings…
Rank this Week: 645

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Apr 13

    Say It Plain

    Say It Plain
    I came across a video clip the other day.  It was shot inside a Florida Starbucks and showed a woman telling off the Governor there who had come inside the Starbucks with a retinue of aides and guards to, I … Continue reading…
  • Feb 19

    At Least We’re Not Earth

    At Least We’re Not Earth
    Here’s a premise for a movie: The Chinese become the first ones to discover the existence of alien life forms in outer space.  Without telling anyone they develop the capability to track down and capture these alien life forms and…
  • Feb 19

    At Least We’re Not Earth

    At Least We’re Not Earth
    Here’s a premise for a movie: The Chinese become the first ones to discover the existence of alien life forms in outer space.  Without telling anyone they develop the capability to track down and capture these alien life forms and…
Rank this Week: 643

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

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

    The sweet taste of change

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

    Teen uses ‘Sweet 16′ to raise money for other

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

    ‘New Toronto restaurant staffed with Deaf waiters’

    ‘New Toronto restaurant staffed with Deaf waiters’
Rank this Week: 812

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 26

    Baby Gammy judgment delivered

    Baby Gammy judgment delivered
    Just over a week ago, Chief Judge Thackray of the Family Court of Western Australia delivered the Baby Gammy judgment. Or to put it more accurately, delivered the Baby Pipah judgment. You remember the story. Mr Farnell (a convicted sex…
  • Apr 26

    Baby Gammy judgment delivered

    Baby Gammy judgment delivered
    Just over a week ago, Chief Judge Thackray of the Family Court of Western Australia delivered the Baby Gammy judgment. Or to put it more accurately, delivered the Baby Pipah judgment. You remember the story. Mr Farnell (a convicted sex…
  • Apr 26

    Surrogacy media callout

    Surrogacy media callout
    I have been contacted by two media organisations who want to broadcast surrogacy stories. The first media organisation is keen to talk with surrogates who feel that they were not respected in the surrogacy process. The second media…
Rank this Week: 1085

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

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

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing
    My paper on Wisconsin sentencing for Oxford Handbooks Online is now available.  Apologies for the paywall.  Here is the abstract: This essay provides an overview of sentencing policies and practices in the state of Wisconsin and…
  • Jan 30

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing
    The final version of my article “Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward ‘Truth in Sentencing'” is now available at the BYU Law Review website.  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock, this article is based…
  • Oct 4

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
Rank this Week: 976

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    Record Number of False Convictions in 2015 – Who Says You Don’t Need the Best Lawyer You Can Afford!

    Record Number of False Convictions in 2015 – Who Says You Don’t Need the Best Lawyer You Can Afford!
    After 35 years practicing criminal defense, I am sometimes cynical about our system of justice. Prosecutors overcharge offenses in an attempt to prompt a plea from defendants. Defendants are seldom “presumed innocent” in the eyes…
  • Dec 16

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case
        We have joined with the Spence Law Firm out of Jackson, Woming and Paul Winward of Boise to represent the family of slain Council rancher Jack Yantis. An interview discussing the case is available from Channel 7 News here. Not…
  • Dec 16

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case
        We have joined with the Spence Law Firm out of Jackson, Woming and Paul Winward of Boise to represent the family of slain Council rancher Jack Yantis. An interview discussing the case is available from Channel 7 News here. Not…
Rank this Week: 1253

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

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

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

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

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

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
Rank this Week: 952

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1720

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • Apr 27

    California Senate rejects bill seeking to curb racial disparities in sentencing for drug crime

    California Senate rejects bill seeking to curb racial disparities in sentencing for drug crime
    The Sacramento Bee's Alexei Koseff reports: Despite impassioned pleas by supporters to reverse a policy they argue has disproportionately hurt minorities, legislation to repeal sentencing enhancements for certain drug crimes fell short in the…
  • Apr 26

    "Freedom to Choose to Marry"

    "Freedom to Choose to Marry"
    The title of this post comes from this article by Professor Ruth Colker, the abstract of which states: This article argues that marriage equality should be understood to have three interrelated aspects. First, the two members of the couple…
  • Apr 26

    "How bathrooms and transgender rights have become a flash point in the GOP race"

    "How bathrooms and transgender rights have become a flash point in the GOP race"
    The title of this post comes from this recent Washington Post article by Katie Zezima, which states in part: Transgender rights have become an unlikely and heated issue in the presidential campaign after North Carolina enacted a law that,…
Rank this Week: 1450

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    USA Today Op-Ed: Federal Law Dooms Transgender Bathroom Ban

    USA Today Op-Ed: Federal Law Dooms Transgender Bathroom Ban
    Jillian Weiss weighed in on the recent spate of laws imposing transgender bathroom bans in an op-ed in USA Today:April 13, 2016: North Carolina recently became the first U.S. state to mandate discrimination against transgender people by…
  • Mar 26

    Case out of Connecticut federal court,…

    Case out of Connecticut federal court, holding that Title VII sex discrimination includes trans employees and denying summary judgment. (The Second Circuit surprisingly has no clear precedent on this yet.)…
  • Mar 25

    The no good, very bad week for LGBT American

    The no good, very bad week for LGBT American
    Jillian Weiss, a transgender advocate and law professor at Ramapo College, said “reassessment is always a useful exercise” in the wake of losses like those in Kansas and North Carolina. “There is also no question that…
Rank this Week: 1611

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
Rank this Week: 1407

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

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

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1496

Law is War

Law is War

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

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

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

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

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

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

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 1299

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1666

The Shout

The Shout

Covers wiretaps, privacy, copyright, and free speech. By Jennifer Granick.

http://www.granick.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Oct 30

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election
    GRANICK SLATE CARD NATIONAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 2012   Friends, Romans, Republicans:  
Rank this Week: 1656

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: 1939

California Police Brutality Lawyer…

California Police Brutality Lawyer Blog

Covers police brutality and excessive force. By Okorie Okorocha.

http://www.californiapolicebrutalitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2045

Bent Law

Bent Law

Covers gay rights and the law.

http://bentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    On Academic Freedom

    On Academic Freedom
    Ian Barnard has written an essay on academic freedom and issues of sexual orientation, political views and the unwritten rules of academic discipline well worth reading: Academic Freedom and Me The complications of…
  • Oct 21

    The Indian Government and the Homosexuality Disease

    The Indian Government and the Homosexuality Disease
    The Times of India recently reported on a case before the Indian High Court challenging Section 377 of the Indian penal code criminalizing sodomy and the like. To bolster its case, the Indian government has asserted arguments long popular…
  • Oct 2

    Measure of Your Political Compa

    Measure of Your Political Compa
    For a little relief from the election rhetoric and to get a sense of your own political orientation you might find the self test for your political compass interesting. To access the test go to the following site of the political compass.
Rank this Week: 1520

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/
  • Apr 29

    TREATING PHYSICIAN NEED NOT BE AN EXPERT WITNESS TO TESTIFY ABOUT EMPLOYEE’S DISABILITY

    TREATING PHYSICIAN NEED NOT BE AN EXPERT WITNESS TO TESTIFY ABOUT EMPLOYEE’S DISABILITY
    In Delvecchio v. Township of Bridgewater, (A-24-14) (074936), the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled on April 28, 2016, that a Plaintiff may rely on the testimony of a treating physician who has not been designated as an expert witness, to…
  • Jan 14

    Mandatory Arbitration Provision in Employee Handbook Held Unenforceable

    Mandatory Arbitration Provision in Employee Handbook Held Unenforceable
    We are pleased to report that the Appellate Division, in Morgan v. Raymours Furniture Company, Inc., rejected Defendant’s motion to compel mandatory arbitration.  In this case, the employer, Raymour, sought to compel arbitration…
  • Jan 12

    NY Court Rejects FLSA Settlement That Contains a “No Rehire” Provision

    NY Court Rejects FLSA Settlement That Contains a “No Rehire” Provision
    We have negotiated many settlement agreements for claims brought under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), and various other New Jersey laws that have…
Rank this Week: 4159

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Apr 29

    Understanding Campus Sexual Misconduct as Sexual Harassment

    Understanding Campus Sexual Misconduct as Sexual Harassment
    Katharine Baker (Chicago-Kent), Campus Sexual Misconduct as Sexual Harassment: A Defense of the DOE, Kansas L.Rev. (forthcoming) Abstract: This article explains and defends the Department of Education’s campaign against sexual misconduct on…
  • Apr 29

    Black Women Lawyers Featured on Reality TV, "Sisters in Law"

    Black Women Lawyers Featured on Reality TV, "Sisters in Law"
    Ms JD, The Law and Reality TV--Reflection on "Sisters in Law" and the Impact on Black Women Attorneys WE tv launched the premier to its newest reality show at the end of March called “The Sisters in Law". The show...<img…
  • Apr 28

    Policing Rape

    Policing Rape
    Corey Rayburn Yung (Kansas), Policing Rape Abstract: For decades, reformers have sought to increase the number and success rate of rape prosecutions by amending evidentiary rules, substantive definitions of rape, and consent standards. Such…
Rank this Week: 2803

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce
    You’ve been married around 25 years. Your children have become more self-sufficient or they’re gone. You shifted your attention back to your spouse, which led to a realization: you are really not happy in your marriage. Share:…
  • Apr 19

    Appellate Review

    Appellate Review
      Real Property – Retaliation Actions and Attorneys’ Fees Felicia Lockett v. Blue Ocean Bristol, LLC, No. 29, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Feb.  22, 2016). http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/coa/2016/29a15.pdfShare:…
  • Mar 17

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?
    On February 26, 2016, a coworker shot seventeen employees at a Kansas factory, three of whom were killed. While this was a high profile active shooting, unfortunately, it is not the only such workplace shooting.  As investigators piece…
Rank this Week: 2792

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Apr 28

    "Brainy Award" Winners Examine US Human Rights Issue

    &quot;Brainy Award&quot; Winners Examine US Human Rights Issue
    Last week, the Carnegie Corporation announced this year's 33 Carnegie Fellows, winners of the so-called "Brainy Awards." The good news, as these awards reveal, is that many of the best brains in the country are focusing their work on…
  • Apr 27

    LGBT Update - Moving Forward With Irony

    LGBT Update - Moving Forward With Irony
    Last week the federal appeals court for the 4th Circuit ruled that a Virginia student could sue his school board for prohibiting him from using the bathroom matching his gender identity. The Court found that the prohibition imposed upon…
  • Apr 26

    The Right to Housing for the Formerly Incacerated: Offering a Fair Chance and a Fresh Start

    The Right to Housing for the Formerly Incacerated: Offering a Fair Chance and a Fresh Start
    by Joanne Kamuf Ward Columbia Human Rights Institute Approximately one in every three U.S. adults has a criminal record – roughly the same number of people that hold a four year college degree. The impacts are staggering. The ongoing…
Rank this Week: 2799

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
Rank this Week: 4253

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3648

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
Rank this Week: 2368

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 26

    DOL Issues New Employer’s Guide to FMLA

    DOL Issues New Employer’s Guide to FMLA
    The Department of Labor has issued guidance for employers on the FMLA.  The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act attempts to walk employers through the FMLA process, starting with determining who is a covered…
  • Apr 19

    Executive Order Bars Pennsylvania Contractors and Grantees from Discriminating Against LGBT Individual

    Executive Order Bars Pennsylvania Contractors and Grantees from Discriminating Against LGBT Individual
    (Many thanks to Christina, for her gracious invitation to join the blog as a regular contributor! -Brian) In the wake of controversy over efforts in North Carolina and other states to roll back legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual,…
  • Apr 15

    Are You Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?

    Are You Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?
    With the flu going around our office in the last few weeks, I have heard lots of talk in the workplace about sick days.  Not complaints that employees who are sick do not have time available as they have quite a bit of PTO time, more…
Rank this Week: 2717

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/
  • Apr 25

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure
    Petitioner was a teacher of catering who resigned to take a chef’s position. Petitioner returned to a different school and was given a “U” rating and terminated. Petitioner filed an Article 78 petition without filing a…
  • Apr 25

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window
    NYPD Disqualification Often younger people most often men accumulate summones or moving violations for “loud exhaust” or “tinted windows”. These violations accumulate over time and may grow to 5, 10, 15 or even 20…
  • Mar 11

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”
      This is the question that was presented in Granelle v.  NYC. The candidate have a spinal condition known as spondylolisthesis. X-rays reveal this condition and he was disqualified from police officer.   After disqualification…
Rank this Week: 4919

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 20

    ‘Transgender’ Now Accorded More Protection than ‘Age’

    ‘Transgender’ Now Accorded More Protection than ‘Age’
    There is a national movement going on right now to boycott states that force transgendered individuals to use the restrooms of their biological sex rather than their chosen identity. Many companies, including…
  • Mar 28

    Sexual Harassment Victims Forgotten in U.S. Supreme Court Appeal

    Sexual Harassment Victims Forgotten in U.S. Supreme Court Appeal
    One of the most outrageous court rulings in modern history may be the dismissal of a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by hundreds of female truck driver trainees against CRST Van Expedited Inc., which was then awarded  $4.7…
  • Mar 24

    Age Leads in Discrimination Complaints Filed by Federal Employee

    Age Leads in Discrimination Complaints Filed by Federal Employee
    More  complaints alleging age discrimination were filed by federal employees each year from 2010 to 2014 than complaints alleging  race or disability discrimination. The Annual Report on the Federal Work Force states that age was a…
Rank this Week: 3343