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Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/category/all-posts
  • Jan 17

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.
         Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants.  But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest?      Written…
  • Jan 10

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?
             There are few issues more controversial, divisive, and misunderstood at the moment than the scope of the fair use doctrine as a defense to copyright infringement. Let’s take a look at exactly what…
  • Jan 5

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
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Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Mar 20

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago
    I don’t ordinarily advertise on my blog but here comes a commercial. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting the 34th annual Section 1983 Conference in Chicago on April 20-21, 2017. This two-day conference covers all aspects of…
  • Mar 19

    Political Protests and the First Amendment (Video)

    Political Protests and the First Amendment (Video)
    On March 2, 2017, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law presented a two hour program for both non-lawyers and lawyers on political protests and free speech. This program was prompted by the suddenly developing political protests directed at the…
  • Feb 13

    A Section 1983 Primer (12B): Survival and Wrongful Death–What Happens When a Section 1983 Plaintiff Dies or Has Been Killed

    A Section 1983 Primer (12B): Survival and Wrongful Death–What Happens When a Section 1983 Plaintiff Dies or Has Been Killed
    The immediately preceding post addressed the section 1988 background of survival and wrongful death claims based on section 1983. It included a discussion of Robertson v. Wegmann, the leading Supreme Court decision dealing with survival of…
Rank this Week: 4937

New England School of Law OUTLaws

New England School of Law OUTLaws

News and information of interest for the New England School of Law OUTLaws, and other members and supporters of the GLBT law school community.

http://nesloutlaws.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    GLAD Internship

    GLAD Internship
    GLAD has just announced its spring internships. Information below.************************************************************JOB DESCRIPTION AND INFO ABOUT GLAD:
  • Oct 4

    Reproductive Technology Bar

    Reproductive Technology Bar
    Yikes. A proposed bill in the Indiana General Assembly would outright bar lesbians (and any women who can't prove their participation in church or faith-based activities, amont other requirements) from accessing reproductive technology, such…
  • Sep 17

    NJ Domestic Partner Law - Doesn't Cover Inheritance

    NJ Domestic Partner Law - Doesn't Cover Inheritance
    New Jersey's domestic partnership law, which took effect in July 2004, provides some of the legal rights of marriage to same sex couples who register. Included are hospital visitation, some state tax benefits, and some benefits to state…
Rank this Week: 1605

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Traub Law.

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

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation
    Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and the company’s inadequate response to her multiple complaints, highlight how important it is for a company to have an effective action plan in dealing with…
  • Mar 7

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation
    Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and the company’s inadequate response to her multiple complaints, highlight how important it is for a company to have an effective action plan in dealing with…
  • Feb 27

    Third Circuit Rules Workers Age 50+ Can Be Considered Subgroup in Testing for Discrimination

    Third Circuit Rules Workers Age 50+ Can Be Considered Subgroup in Testing for Discrimination
    New Jersey’s Third Circuit recently held in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, No. 15-3435, 2017 WL 83385 (3d Cir. Jan. 10, 2017), that workers in their 50s may be recognized as a “subgroup” of employees protected by the…
Rank this Week: 4956

New Mexico Civil Rights Lawyer…

New Mexico Civil Rights Lawyer Blog

Covers prisoner rights. By Law Office of J.B. Jacks.

http://www.newmexicocivilrightslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3483

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/
Rank this Week: 4478

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

http://nostrumremedium.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America
    The University Press of Kentucky has published Kurt Metzmeier’s Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky. From the description:Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other…
  • Feb 10

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence
    The University Press of New England has published Sonja Schillings’s Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence. From the description:Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by…
  • Jan 27

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Adam Feldman and Rebecca Gill have posted “Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments” as a working paper on SSRN. The abstract:Supreme Court oral arguments are the…
Rank this Week: 1864

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Are They Coming or Going? Employee Travel Can Trigger Workers’ Compensation Liability

    Are They Coming or Going? Employee Travel Can Trigger Workers’ Compensation Liability
    As a general rule, an employee who is injured while commuting to or from work is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, as the injuries are not deemed to be “in the course and scope of employment” by virtue of the…
  • Mar 23

    Employer Liability for Injuries Sustained by Temporary Agency Worker

    Employer Liability for Injuries Sustained by Temporary Agency Worker
    The use of temporary employees provided by agencies that supply laborers, secretaries, nurses or other skilled or unskilled workers to the public and private sector is increasing. Employers who use these temporary agency workers’ must…
  • Mar 20

    Scope of Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law Examined

    Scope of Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law Examined
    As if Counties could forget that Court employees are just a little different, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania sent us another reminder when the Court held that the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law does not apply to judicial employees.…
Rank this Week: 4462

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: 4559

Prop 8 on Trial

Prop 8 on Trial

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

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

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

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

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

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

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September.
Rank this Week: 4888

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break
    Dear Readers:Religion Clause will be going on a publication break until approximately the end of March.  Check back for my resumption of postings at that time.Howard Friedman
  • Mar 19

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rafael Domingo, Theology and Jurisprudence. A Good Partnership?, (Journal of Law and Religion, 32, 2017, Forthcoming).Rafael Domingo, The Constitutional Justification of Religion, (March 9, 2017).Christine P. Bartholomew, Exorcising…
  • Mar 18

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University
    In Richardson v. Northwest Christian University, (D OR, March 16, 2017), an unmarried professor of exercise science at a Christian university sued for discrimination after she was fired because she became pregnant out of wedlock and refused…
Rank this Week: 256

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
  • Oct 28

    Seven Ways to Clarify Spiritual Discipline: Process for Handling Misconduct Within the Church

    Seven Ways to Clarify Spiritual Discipline: Process for Handling Misconduct Within the Church
    The disciplinary process for erring employees is intertwined with statutory provisions. You may become involved with the Civil Rights Division or the EEOC, even as a religious organization. Whether you can address issues internally and…
  • Sep 7

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage
    The United States Supreme Court recently declared in Obergefell v. Hodges that all states must recognize same-sex unions to the same extent as traditional marriages. What does it say and not say about "marriage equality" and what should…
  • Sep 7

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context
    If the alleged abuse happened in a country where reporting protocol is not established—or you have a multi-jurisdictional nightmare—or abuse that is historic—it may not be clear whether and how to report. All reports…
Rank this Week: 3730

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Mar 24

    If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry

    If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry
    Business Insider (March 21, 2017): If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry, by Jessie B. Hill: Although there is no immediate threat to Roe v. Wade, Professor Jessie Hill discusses why...
  • Mar 23

    Mississippi Drops Defense of Admitting Privilege Requirement; Litigation on OB/GYN Requirement Continue

    Mississippi Drops Defense of Admitting Privilege Requirement; Litigation on OB/GYN Requirement Continue
    Rewire (March 21, 2017): Mississippi Finally Stops Defending Clinic Shutdown Law, by Jessica Mason Pieklo: Eight months after the Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, Mississippi dropped its defense of an admitting…
  • Mar 21

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate
    Huffington Post (March 20, 2017): Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate, by Catherine Pearson: On Monday, a group of women arrived at the Texas Senate Chambers wearing red robes and white bonnets as a nod to characters...
Rank this Week: 268

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 9

    Work to be done

    Work to be done
      Last night I watched the news with a sinking heart.  Because the signs were there.  The GOP chose its candidate, and the candidate they chose represents their values.  They tried to disclaim him,  but their actions…
  • Nov 2

    Happy birthday

    Happy birthday
    to Dr. John Raible.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 668

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

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

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

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

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

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

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 4911

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Friedman & Houlding LLP.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment--a man--filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone's Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on Complainant's gender…
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment–a man–filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone’s Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on…
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment–a man–filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone’s Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on…
Rank this Week: 5163

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    More On Endrew F Supreme Court Decision #FAPE #IEP #IDEA

    More On Endrew F Supreme Court Decision #FAPE #IEP #IDEA
    We ran an analysis of the Supreme Court decision yesterday that clarifies the FAPE standard- the most important substantive requirement of IDEA. You can read the post here.Some additional thoughts. First, the Court did not get to the some…
  • Mar 22

    Breaking News: Supreme Court Clarifies FAPE Standard #FAPE #Endrew F #IEP

    Breaking News: Supreme Court Clarifies FAPE Standard #FAPE #Endrew F #IEP
    OK big news. The United States Supreme Court issued a big decision on Wednesday. The high court clarified what FAPE means and how courts should apply the FAPE requirement.The decision in Endrew F by Joseph F v. Douglas County Sch Dist RE-1, #…
  • Mar 20

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We recently ran a post asking whether special education is in danger. What do you think? #IDEA #POTUS ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 1222

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Mar 3

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2017

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2017
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Social Media in 2017 Until recently, lawyers have been reticent to use social media, insisting that it was a passing fad. However,…
  • Feb 10

    Washington Bar Association allows virtual law office

    Washington Bar Association allows virtual law office
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Washington Bar Association Allows Virtual Law Offices The Washington State Bar Association wasn’t the first bar to consider the ethics of…
  • Jan 30

    California Bar on the ethics of blogging

    California Bar on the ethics of blogging
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *** California Bar on the ethics of blogging Blogs have been around for over a decade now and lawyers have been blogging from the very start.…
Rank this Week: 543

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: 4510

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: 882

The Happy Feminist

The Happy Feminist

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

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

    STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU

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

    POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?

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

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED
    OK, I am feeling frivolous and it's Friday afternoon.  What better to do than tear down some MSN relationship advice, an art form invented by Amanda Marcotte (the tearing down I mean)?  I am not going to do any fisking (I have to get back…
Rank this Week: 1737

The Niqabi Paralegal

The Niqabi Paralegal

Covers legal issues facing Muslims in the United States.

http://www.niqabiparalegal.com/
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Sep 20

    at long last

    at long last
    A little over three years ago, I wrote:
Rank this Week: 1322

The Polar Digress

The Polar Digress

Covers feminism in Alaska, Alaskan and general family law policy, child and parent-raising, and the meaning of life.

http://thepolardigress.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    HuffPo's Divorce Section:

    HuffPo's Divorce Section:
    HuffPo's Divorce Section: No Room for Reason on Domestic Violence?
  • Mar 31

    2 Boy

    2 Boy
    2 Boys Found Dead; Mom Rips the Courts - March 31, 2009 - Illinois(Excerpts from the Chicago Tribune article:)
  • Dec 15

    Mad Magazine's "Clueless"

    Mad Magazine's "Clueless"
    Mad Magazine's "Clueless" Game
Rank this Week: 1561

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: 561

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 29

    States Advance Policies to Help Immigrants Stay Healthy While Feds Are at a Standstill

    States Advance Policies to Help Immigrants Stay Healthy While Feds Are at a Standstill
    Congressional inaction on immigration reform is effectively leaving a huge void, and states have been stepping up to fill that void with public policies that reflect reality. Last week, we saw another example of the consequences of this…
  • Jun 24

    Despite Ongoing Budget Impasse, Progress Against Poverty in Illinoi

    Despite Ongoing Budget Impasse, Progress Against Poverty in Illinoi
    Government, at all levels, has a critical role to play in securing justice and opportunity for people in poverty or otherwise at risk. So as Congress remains highly polarized and gridlocked, it is important to take advantage of opportunities…
  • Jun 20

    Justice = Love

    Justice = Love
    The following spoken-word essay was delivered at the opening of the Shriver Center’s 2016 benefit on June 14, 2016, by Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, Community Justice Staff Attorney at the Shriver Center. I would like to start this evening…
Rank this Week: 4002

The Social Report

The Social Report

Covers issues of race, gender, and class, as well as how government and politics affect society.

http://thesocialreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    The Unhappiness of Jack Bauer

    The Unhappiness of Jack Bauer
    Not long ago “Hustle,” a BBC television series, was taken to task by a reviewer in the New York Times. She faulted it for presenting a fantastic image of contemporary London. It was too affluent to be believable, she thought, in light of…
  • Nov 26

    Who cares about politics?

    Who cares about politics?
    Last month, the New York Times published an article on the presidential candidates' clothing – not what they're wearing (although that's been analyzed too) but what they're selling. Mostly, candidates sell themselves, but they're also…
  • Oct 30

    Blackwater Blues: Vigilantes in Iraq

    Blackwater Blues: Vigilantes in Iraq
    The use by Coalition forces in Iraq of what essentially amount to irregular forces (contract companies, outsourcing agencies) adds a further dimension to an already spiralling conflict. In Iraq, citizens face the prospect of kidnap and…
Rank this Week: 1433

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: 1253

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

Covers education law and civil rights. By R. Tamara de Silva.

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jan 26

    Sentence Before Verdict-Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Sentence Before Verdict-Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    The most powerful argument against civil forfeiture however, is that is constitutes a wholesale assault on the very few constitutional safeguards we have been given and that form the bedrock of what freedom has come to mean as Americans. …
  • Nov 10

    Big Data and Privacy…

    Big Data and Privacy…
    Sometime in our recent past, technology made leaps to areas the Law has not addressed. The law was struggling to define the contours of the doctrine of privacy even before technology upped the ante. Considerations of privacy like the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3179

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • May 11

    Another discussion with Ashleigh Banfield…

    Another discussion with Ashleigh Banfield of CNN's Legal View on HB2, this time focusing on the concept of "protected classes."(If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at…
  • May 7

    I appeared on Ashleigh Banfield's Legal…

    I appeared on Ashleigh Banfield's Legal View program on CNN to discuss North Carolina's HB2. (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • May 7

    North Carolina lawmaker dismisses U.S. deadline to change bathroom law

    North Carolina lawmaker dismisses U.S. deadline to change bathroom law
    Republican leaders in North Carolina on Thursday refused to back down from a law regulating which restrooms can be used by transgender people after the federal government told the state the law violated the U.S. Civil Rights Act.The…
Rank this Week: 4444

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

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

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Supreme Court outlines test for judging IEP's in student disability case

    Supreme Court outlines test for judging IEP's in student disability case
    Student disability claims brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are quite common. Generally speaking, disabled students are entitled to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that outlines personalized…
  • Mar 23

    Circuit rejects six-figure disability discrimination verdict

    Circuit rejects six-figure disability discrimination verdict
    This disability discrimination plaintiff won his trial in the Northern District of New York after his employer fired him because he had a needle phobia that made it impossible for him to give customers a flu shot on demand. The Court of…
  • Mar 15

    Case not mooted by generous Rule 68 offer

    Case not mooted by generous Rule 68 offer
    Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is a tricky rule that plaintiffs' lawyers have to learn quickly when defendants' counsel serves a Rule 68 offer. Under Rule 68, the defendant offers a judgment to plaintiff for a sum of money.…
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