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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/
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
  • Jun 27

    I Did

    I Did
    Andrew Rudalevige, writing in the Monkey Cage, asks King v. Burwell: Who knew administrative law could be so much fun? As a long-time teacher of Administrative Law I’m continually amazed that people say Ad Law is dull. It may be…
  • Jun 27

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick
    Must read: Kieren McCarthy, ICANN’s leaving the nest, so when will it grow up? The org that will run the internet still acts like a teenager. Protected by its important father, the US government, ICANN has become a surly, entitled,…
Rank this Week: 11

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
  • Jun 26

    This Is What Happens When Thousands Stand Up to Stop Torture

    This Is What Happens When Thousands Stand Up to Stop Torture
    These displays of solidarity, action and impact from Amnesty International activists in the US and around the world will amaze you.
  • Jun 26

    6 Lies That Are Told on June 26

    6 Lies That Are Told on June 26
    Every year on June 26th, we stand with victims and survivors of torture for a day of action that is marked globally. Often, the U.S. president issues a statement or makes a speech, pledging support for the eradication of torture. ……
  • Jun 26

    They are Black, They are Poor, and They are Statele

    They are Black, They are Poor, and They are Statele
    In the Dominican Republic, tens of thousands of people are at imminent risk of being forced to leave their home country.
Rank this Week: 24

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Texas AG, Critical of Obergefell, Issues Opinion On Religious Accommodation For Clerks and Judge

    Texas AG, Critical of Obergefell, Issues Opinion On Religious Accommodation For Clerks and Judge
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a strong statement (full text) on Friday criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on same sex marriage, saying in part:Today’s ruling by five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court marks a…
  • Jun 29

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rosalie Jukier & Jose Woehrling, Religion and the Secular State in Canada, (Javier Martinez-Torron, W. Cole Durham, Jr., (General Reporters), Donlu D. Thayer, ed, (June 18, 2015)).Matome M. Ratiba, 'Just Piles of Rocks to…
  • Jun 28

    Commentary: Justice Kennedy's Equal Protection Analysis In Obergefell

    Commentary: Justice Kennedy's Equal Protection Analysis In Obergefell
    One of the most interesting and least-commented upon aspects of Justice Kennedy's majority opinion (see prior posting) in Obergefell v. Hodges , last Friday's marriage equality decision, is his treatment of appellants' equal…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 41

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
  • Jun 26

    2 Sneaky Ways Women’s Rights Are Being Threatened Right Now

    2 Sneaky Ways Women’s Rights Are Being Threatened Right Now
    The House has been hard at work in recent weeks passing spending bills to fund the government — but it's no secret that these bills are about more than just setting funding levels. As has been the case historically, these bills are a…
  • Jun 26

    Take Down the Confederate Flag? Of Course, but Cure the Disorder That Caused It to Be Raised in the First Place

    Take Down the Confederate Flag? Of Course, but Cure the Disorder That Caused It to Be Raised in the First Place
    We have witnessed the removal of the Confederate battle flag from some state houses and may see it removed from more, if not all, of the states in which it continues to fly. The total removal of the flag, whenever it occurs, will be…
  • Jun 26

    June 26th: A Historic Day for Equality

    June 26th: A Historic Day for Equality
    June 26, 2015. Twelve years to the day after the Supreme Court struck down bans on sodomy in Lawrence v. Texas. Two years to the day after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Today, the…
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter
    The Supreme Court's historic ruling that the Constitution guarantees the right to marry for same-sex couples is cause for celebration and relief.  It shows what unrelenting activism and struggle can accomplish.  And it shows what…
  • Jun 19

    Racism Deserves A Remedy

    Racism Deserves A Remedy
    The American flag and the South Carolina state flag were lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol to honor the nine African Americans killed in what surely seems like a racially-motivated terrorist attack at Emanuel African Methodist…
  • Jun 17

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act
    Guest post by Tina DupuyIn the wake of the Duggar molestation scandal and now the quirky case of Rachel Dolezal, one thing is clear: We as a public don’t know what child abuse looks like. The CDC estimates that one in four American…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Jun 23

    Wisconsin weighs in on the ethics of cloud computing

    Wisconsin weighs in on the ethics of cloud computing
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Wisconsin weighs in on the ethics of cloud computing ." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Wisconsin weighs in on the ethics of cloud computing In March, Wisconsin joined the…
  • Jun 10

    New York State Bar on virtual law practice

    New York State Bar on virtual law practice
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "New York State Bar on virtual law practices." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New York State Bar on virtual law practices Last week I discussed Schoenefeld v. State of New…
  • Jun 4

    NY Court of Appeals on bona fide office requirement

    NY Court of Appeals on bona fide office requirement
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "NY Court of Appeals on bona fide office requirement ." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY Court of Appeals on bona fide office requirement As the practice of law changes…
Rank this Week: 364

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jun 13

    Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)

    Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)
    Today life is complicated. If you make one wrong move on social media you'll lose your job. You may receive death threats or have a Swatting attempt made on you. An internet hate mob will form around you to publicly shame you. If you are a…
  • Jun 1

    Elonis and What is an Online Threat?

    Elonis and What is an Online Threat?
    On college campuses and Twitter accounts everywhere, "threat" has taken on an overbroad definition. Merely disagreeing with someone is harassing and threatening conduct. Calling someone a bad name or hurting their feelings is a…
  • May 31

    Anita Sarkeesian's Unknown Ghost Writer Shows Power of Female Privilege

    Anita Sarkeesian's Unknown Ghost Writer Shows Power of Female Privilege
    Most of you have never heard of Josh McIntosh, the male ghost writer behind media powerhouse Feminist Frequency. Yet most of you, especially those familiar with GamerGate, are familiar with the smiling face of Fem Freq - Anita Sarkeesian.…
Rank this Week: 315

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/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 487

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 375

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 477

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: 404

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/
  • Jun 29

    Must the police reasonably accommodate a disability in a use-of-force case?

    Must the police reasonably accommodate a disability in a use-of-force case?
    The Fourth Amendment protects you from police misconduct. But not every misconduct case reaches a jury. The officers can assert qualified immunity, which means they are immune from suit if they acted reasonably under the circumstances. In…
  • Jun 26

    Under PLRA, three-strikes applies even if third case is on appeal

    Under PLRA, three-strikes applies even if third case is on appeal
    In an effort to curtail inmate litigation, Congress two decades ago passed the Prison Litigation Reform Act, which among other things limits when destitute inmates can seek "poor persons' status" in order to waive their filing fees. Three…
  • Jun 25

    For collateral estoppel fan

    For collateral estoppel fan
    If you represent public employees in discrimination cases, one hurdle to victory is any findings of misconduct against him at a departmental due process hearing. If the hearing officer says plaintiff did something wrong, can he still claim he…
Rank this Week: 665

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/
  • Jun 26

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" i

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" i
    For the last couple of days, I've been attending the annual conference of Reform Sex Offender Laws. RSOL brings together lawyers, scholars, activists, sex offenders and, especially, the unrecognized victims of the crimes of sex offenders,…
  • Jun 24

    When Life (or Death) Isn't Enough

    When Life (or Death) Isn't Enough
    No, in one sense it doesn't matter what you call it.   Nine people are dead.  Killed.  Murdered.  Nine innocent people who did nothing to deserve their deaths.  They just happened to be in the Emanuel African…
  • Jun 20

    Word

    Word
    Shakespeare knew.From Romeo and Juliet, Juliet to Romeo, Capulet to Montague:’Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself though, not a Montague. What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any…
Rank this Week: 569

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: 581

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: 577

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: 721

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!
    Two weeks to go – and then another six or so to sanity. This is the way it goes every time I prepare for a big trial. I try to not let it get me but it always does. And my compadres at the office, my blushing bride of nearly forty…
  • May 7

    Pardon our absence …

    Pardon our absence …
    There are times when we are getting ready for trial and there seems little time to breathe, and no time to post to this blog. Now is such a time. So if we seem absent – well we are. But I am reminded today of the value of preparation,…
  • Mar 16

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!
     Last week was a gem. Twice, clients who were almost certain to go to prison when we first started working their cases, avoided that fate. First, in federal court a twenty-year-old kid who pleaded guilty to distributing heroin and…
Rank this Week: 876

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Jun 26

    Obergefell v. Hodges — Equal Protection Same-Sex Marriage

    Obergefell v. Hodges — Equal Protection Same-Sex Marriage
    In a historic civil rights ruling, the United States Supreme Court held the equal protection clause applies to same-sex marriages, and the United States Constitution requires states to treat same-sex marriages the same as traditional…
  • Jun 25

    ICANN Possibly Removing Privacy Protection

    ICANN Possibly Removing Privacy Protection
    ICANN is considering a rule where domain holders with sites associated to “commercial activity” will no longer be able to use privacy protection techniques. The protection of private information for websites with commercial…
  • Jun 24

    License Plate Design, Government Speech

    License Plate Design, Government Speech
    Governments can speak too, and the United States Supreme Court held last week that a specialty license plate design falls under the category of government speech and governments can speak for themselves. Usually, free speech is not thought…
Rank this Week: 1272

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Jun 19

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Charleston, South Carolina
    The other night a 21 year old white male shot up a church and killed 9 people, all of whom were black.  Reports soon followed that depicted the shooter as a white supremacist.  He favored decorative license plates bearing…
  • Mar 12

    A Spirit of Prudence

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

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

    Hernandez: Eleventh Circuit Accepts Allegations of Bad Lawyering under Padilla v. Kentucky; Case Sent Back for an Evidentiary Hearing
    The question of when a criminal defendant is entitled to a do-over because his lawyer failed to correctly advise him of the immigration consequences of a conviction in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky is…
Rank this Week: 918

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
  • May 20

    Judges Are People Too

    Judges Are People Too
    The NY Times yesterday ran a story about how federal judges sitting in the Southern District of New York often seek each other's counsel. First thought: well yeah, of course they do, this isn't news. Second thought: we know so little about…
  • May 17

    Freddie Gray: the Beat Goes On

    Freddie Gray: the Beat Goes On
    I drafted the following post a few weeks ago. Work commitments and other matters commandeered my schedule, and I never got around to pressing the publish button. In this short interlude, "Baltimore" has faded as a national story, which sort…
  • Apr 20

    Garner GJ Appeal Expedited

    Garner GJ Appeal Expedited
    45 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NYNYS Appellate Division for the Second DepartmentThe New York Appellate Division has agreed to expedite the appeal from a lower court's decision rejecting the request to unseal grand jury records in the Eric Garner…
Rank this Week: 1354

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: 1288

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: 862

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

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

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

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

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
  • Jan 8

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport
    Some Orlando airport employees have contacted the media to report that homeless people are using the airport's first level to sleep and even bathe in the public bathrooms -- and that's upsetting travelers."It is an issue," said Norma McCann,…
Rank this Week: 800

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1329

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 943

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: 751

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: 979

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
  • Jun 29

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?
    A question clients often ask is whether they should talk to the opposing driver’s insurance company after they have been injured in a car accident. Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
Rank this Week: 1973

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/
  • Jun 29

    The Lethal Injection Decision

    The Lethal Injection Decision
    by Michael Meltsner, guest contributor* Today’s Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in the lethal injection case from Oklahoma (Glossip v Gross) is much more than another rejection of last minute efforts by condemned inmates to avoid…
  • Jun 29

    Glossip v. Gross: Justice Breyer Makes his Case against the Death Penalty

    Glossip v. Gross: Justice Breyer Makes his Case against the Death Penalty
    The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Glossip v. Gross, upholding Oklahoma's death penalty methodology, was not unexpected. Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion, holding that the inmates failed to establish a likelihood of success in their…
  • Jun 26

    Obergefell: An International Perspective

    Obergefell: An International Perspective
    by Noah B. Novogrodsky, guest contributor Today’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges made scant explicit reference to foreign or international law, save for a brief reference in Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion to…
Rank this Week: 1466

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    As we run our: an Introduction To Special Education Law, what do you think are the easiest ways for a school district or its staff to get into special ed legal trouble? ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Jun 26

    Special Education Law 101 - Part XI #Compensatory Education

    Special Education Law 101 - Part XI #Compensatory Education
     This is another in our continuing series on the basics of special education law.    If the parents (or adult student) win a due process hearing, the two most common types of relief are compensatory education and…
  • Jun 22

    New Weekly Question!

    New Weekly Question!
    As we run our: an Introduction To Special Education Law, what do you think are the easiest ways for a school district or its staff to get into special ed legal trouble? ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 1588

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/
  • Jun 28

    Attitudes about Gay Marriage

    Attitudes about Gay Marriage
    The graph below was lifted from an Atlantic essay that shortly predated the Supreme Court's announcement regarding gay marriage. White evangelical Protestants and Mormons are the only two groups in which majorities of younger members do not…
  • Jun 28

    GOP on Gay Marriage

    GOP on Gay Marriage
    It looks as though the GOP has settled into two camps regarding gay marriage. One--the more conservative--represented by Carla Fiorina, and the other--less conservative--represented by Jeb Bush: "Throughout the millennia and in every…
  • Jun 28

    What will Justice Kennedy's legacy be?

    What will Justice Kennedy's legacy be?
    In Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Kennedy's rhetoric is elegant, and as a cultural document, his judicial opinion will be celebrated by many Americans--and many more in the future. But as a teacher of constitutional law, I wish he hadn't…
Rank this Week: 1404

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/
  • Jun 27

    "The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times": Justice Kennedy, US Supreme Court

    "The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times": Justice Kennedy, US Supreme Court
    Unless you have been living under a rock, and have not seen how the internet has gone colour crazy in the last 24 hours, the US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that gay marriage is legal throughout the US and that the right to marry, including…
  • Jun 15

    Epetition to encourage Brisbane City Council to engage with LGBTI people

    Epetition to encourage Brisbane City Council to engage with LGBTI people
    An epetition has called for the setting up of an LGBTI advisory committee in Brisbane so that Brisbane City Council is fully engaged with the LGBTI community. Brisbane is by far and away the largest local government in Australia. To give an…
  • Jun 15

    Call to get rid of the unequal age of consent in Queensland

    Call to get rid of the unequal age of consent in Queensland
    Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has called for an end to the unequal age of consent in Queensland. Essentially anal sex is OK from the age of 18, whereas the age of consent otherwise is the age of 16. The punishment is up to 14 years…
Rank this Week: 1577

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/
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
  • Jun 25

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial.  Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only…
  • Jun 2

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 4689

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
  • Jun 26

    A Critical Tool to Advance Fair Housing Is Upheld by the Supreme Court

    A Critical Tool to Advance Fair Housing Is Upheld by the Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to keep a key piece of a landmark civil rights law intact this week in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project. In its 5-4 decision, the Court upheld the disparate…
  • Jun 26

    Millions Can Keep Health Coverage Because of the Supreme Court's Decision in King v. Burwell

    Millions Can Keep Health Coverage Because of the Supreme Court's Decision in King v. Burwell
    Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell, which upheld tax credits for 6.4 million Americans, is a big story. It has implications for health care policy, tax policy, even presidential politics. But the most…
  • Jun 19

    Health Coverage at Risk for Illinois Children and Families in King v. Burwell

    Health Coverage at Risk for Illinois Children and Families in King v. Burwell
    This blog post was coauthored by the Center for Children and Families of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. In the coming weeks, the Supreme Court will rule on King v. Burwell (King), a case that could have far-reaching…
Rank this Week: 3765

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

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

    Same Sex-Marriage: The End of the Road

    Same Sex-Marriage: The End of the Road
    Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court in its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges rendered same-sex marriage as the law of the land in all 50 states.  This blog is not about the wisdom or reasoning of the decision (for analysis on…
  • Jun 19

    Sometimes You Have Done All You Can for an Employee: When is It Time to Part Ways?

    Sometimes You Have Done All You Can for an Employee: When is It Time to Part Ways?
    We talk a lot about providing training to employees, usually in the context of preventing harassment and discrimination.  In addition to this training, hopefully your employees are getting good training on how to perform their job…
  • Jun 18

    Rachel Dolezal and the Quandary of “Perceived As” Discrimination

    Rachel Dolezal and the Quandary of “Perceived As” Discrimination
    The story of Rachel Dolezal, the recently-deposed head of an NAACP chapter in Spokane, WA, ignited a media firestorm last week with regard to claims that she, a Caucasian, “identified” as an African-American.  Opinions of Ms.…
Rank this Week: 2022

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: 4679

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    If Truth be Told, the Indian Child Welfare Act and child removal today

    If Truth be Told, the Indian Child Welfare Act and child removal today
    From The Hill:If Truth be Told "For more than a century, the governments of Canada and the United States pursued a policy of forcible removal of indigenous children from their homes and communities.  The Truth and Reconciliation…
  • May 14

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Indigenous People

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Indigenous People
    From: IPS News Opinion: Don’t Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind in SDGs By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. UNITED NATIONS, May 11 2015 (IPS) - U.N.…
  • Apr 25

    UN recognizes copyright of Maori artists in tukutuku hanging in UN headquarter

    UN recognizes copyright of Maori artists in tukutuku hanging in UN headquarter
    April 27 2015 Forty-three tukutuku panels (a distinctive art form of the Maori people of New Zealand) woven by artists from around the country hang in the UN headquarters in New York. The United Nations has agreed that the artists…
Rank this Week: 1876

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

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

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

    Seven Lessons from Archdiocese Criminal Prosecution

    Seven Lessons from Archdiocese Criminal Prosecution
    The State of Minnesota filed criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The charge was six counts of a gross misdemeanor criminal complaint, for putting children at risk in various ways. What lessons should…
  • May 25

    Talking about Church Discipline — Nine Points to Consider

    Talking about Church Discipline — Nine Points to Consider
    Churches and other religious organizations often ask what can be said about members or employees who are being disciplined. If an employee or member is being dismissed, can other members know why? The answer may be yes—but it’s…
  • Feb 25

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group
    Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in front of the House Education Committee on a bill that would have protected student religious liberty rights on campus. Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in…
Rank this Week: 3664

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

    ACA Update: Supreme Court Rules that Federal Insurance Exchanges May Issue Tax Subsidie

    ACA Update: Supreme Court Rules that Federal Insurance Exchanges May Issue Tax Subsidie
    Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in King v. Burwell, ruling that Section 36B of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") authorizes insurance exchanges run by the federal government to issue tax…
  • Jun 25

    Understanding Workers’ Compensation Mental Injury Claims: Part 3

    Understanding Workers’ Compensation Mental Injury Claims: Part 3
    In Part 1 of this post, we explored the three types of work related mental injury claims addressed by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. In Part 2, we discussed how courts are increasingly easing the burden of proving…
  • Jun 24

    Understanding Workers’ Compensation Mental Injury Claims: Part 2

    Understanding Workers’ Compensation Mental Injury Claims: Part 2
    In Part 1 of this blog post, we explored the three legal classifications of potentially work related mental injury claims addressed under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act: physical/mental, mental/physical, and mental/mental.…
Rank this Week: 1783

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jun 24

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?
    Baseball player Leo Durocher famously said “nice guys finish last.” Do they? There is no conclusive answer to this question but Christine Porath, in a recent article for the New York Times, argues that politeness and regard for…
  • Jun 9

    EEOC Official Blasts Age Discrim. in High Tech Industry

    EEOC Official Blasts Age Discrim. in High Tech Industry
     Cathy Ventrell-Monsees, senior counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),  singled out the problem of virulent age discrimination in the high tech industry during a talk Tuesday before the National Press…
  • Jun 6

    AARP Profits While Older Workers Struggle

    AARP Profits While Older Workers Struggle
    If only business was as good to America’s struggling older workers as it is for the AARP. In 2010, the AARP had assets totaled $2,546,636,000. According to its 2013 Financial Report, the AARP’s assets had…
Rank this Week: 2643

Maine LGBT Law

Maine LGBT Law

Covers legal issues and developments for Maine members of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, or Allies) community. By West End Legal, LLC.

http://www.mainelgbtlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document
    Maine Drivers License To change the gender marker on your Maine drivers license, you need to bring an original signed Gender Designation Form stating that you request your gender marker be changed to reflect your gender identity to your local…
  • Mar 26

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?
    Were you married in Maine or in another state and need to get divorced in Maine? Make sure that you have a lawyer who has experience with and knows about the different issues that are involved in same-sex marriages. There are a number of…
  • Mar 17

    Checklist for Couples in Same-Sex Relationship

    Checklist for Couples in Same-Sex Relationship
    It is important for all couples to do legal planning to ensure the safety and security of family and children, but it is especially important for same-sex couples who may face unique challenges from unsupportive family or when traveling…
Rank this Week: 4976

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • Jun 10

    "The Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Divide"

    "The Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Divide"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professor Christopher Schmidt, the abstract of which states: Contemporary legal discourse differentiates “civil rights” from “civil liberties.” The former are…
  • Jun 1

    "The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 'Legislating Morality': On Conscience, Prejudice, and Whether 'Stateways' Can Change 'Folkways'"

    "The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 'Legislating Morality': On Conscience, Prejudice, and Whether 'Stateways' Can Change 'Folkways'"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professor Linda McClain, the abstract of which states: Influential studies, from the 1940s and 1950s, of the problem of prejudice and how to remedy it challenged the famous assertion...
  • May 7

    "Collective Liberty"

    "Collective Liberty"
    The title of this post comes from this recent paper by Professor Josh Blackman, the abstract of which states: The story of our Constitution is a tale of two liberties: individual freedom and collective freedom. The inherent tension between…
Rank this Week: 1427

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 2

    Trans Law Symposium 2015

    Trans Law Symposium 2015
    This year's Trans Law Symposium will be held in Chicago on Friday, August 7, sponsored by Jenner & Block. The Symposium features leading edge attorneys who are bringing the cases and enacting the laws and policies that make a difference…
  • Apr 23

    Funeral Home Can't Bury EEOC Transgender Firing Suit

    Funeral Home Can't Bury EEOC Transgender Firing Suit
    The EEOC defeated a motion to dismiss in EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Home, one of its first suits on behalf of trans employees brought last September. But the judge refused to recognize discrimination based on trans status, which is…
  • Apr 13

    Lakeland Eye Clinic will Pay $150,000 to Resolve Transgender / Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

    Lakeland Eye Clinic will Pay $150,000 to Resolve Transgender / Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
    From the EEOC Press Room, discussing the case on behalf of our client, Brandi Branson:Lakeland Eye Clinic will Pay $150,000 to Resolve Transgender / Sex Discrimination LawsuitClinic Agrees to Implement New Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination…
Rank this Week: 2094