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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 6

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Justices add eight new cases to docket for upcoming term (UPDATED)

    Justices add eight new cases to docket for upcoming term (UPDATED)
    The official start to the Supreme Court’s new term will come on Monday, when the eight justices will convene for a non-argument session at 10 a.m. But the unofficial start came at 9:30 a.m. this morning, when the justices released an…
  • Sep 29

    Court grants certiorari in nine cases, consolidating two

    Court grants certiorari in nine cases, consolidating two
    Today the court granted review in the following cases. Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District: What is the level of educational benefit that school districts must confer on children with disabilities to provide them with the free…
  • Sep 29

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Coverage of the prospects for the new Supreme Court term that begins next week comes from Greg Stohr at Bloomberg, who previews the court’s “pared-down docket,” assesses the likelihood of court involvement in controversial…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Sep 28

    This Is Silly

    This Is Silly
    …but it’s also fun: The Hillary Shimmy Song: by Jonathan Mann.
  • Sep 27

    John Oliver Explains the Clinton e-Mail ‘Scandal’

    John Oliver Explains the Clinton e-Mail ‘Scandal’
    …and as a bonus explains the Clinton Foundation controversy too. This will undoubtedly enrage certain people.
  • Sep 27

    Baked

    Baked
    The jokes this year have been on us. Here’s the first actually funny joke I’ve spotted about the 2016 campaign: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go into a bakery. As soon as they enter the bakery, Trump steals three pastries…
Rank this Week: 15

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Baptist Joint Committee Appoints New Executive Director

    Baptist Joint Committee Appoints New Executive Director
    In a press release issued earlier this week, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty announced that it has chosen Amanda R. Tyler as its next executive director. She will replace Brent Walker who is retiring.…
  • Sep 29

    Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Father Discussing Religion During Child Visitation

    Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Father Discussing Religion During Child Visitation
    In Koch v. Koch, (FL App., Sept. 28, 2016), a Florida state appellate court upheld a trial court's order in a parenting plan that was part of a divorce proceeding prohibiting the father from discussing any religious matters during…
  • Sep 29

    Jewish Religious Court Lacks Standing To Appeal Bankruptcy Stay of Its Proceeding

    Jewish Religious Court Lacks Standing To Appeal Bankruptcy Stay of Its Proceeding
    As previously reported, last year a New York federal bankruptcy court held that the statutory automatic stay of proceedings against a debtor that is triggered by the filing of a petition in a bankruptcy reorganization applies to invalidate…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 104

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 29

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?
    Benjamin Ewing, The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, 8 J. Tort Law 1 (2015).Gregory KeatingIn The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, Benjamin Ewing, a visiting…
  • Sep 28

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence
    Ronit Levine-Schnur & Gideon Parchomovsky, Is the Government Fiscally Blind? An Empirical Examination of the Effect of the Compensation Requirement on Eminent Domain Exercises, 45 J. Legal Stud. (forthcoming 2016), available at Penn…
  • Sep 27

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia
    Priscilla Ocen, (E)Racing Childhood: Examining the Racialized Construction of Childhood and Innocence in the Treatment of Sexually Exploited Minors, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1586 (2015).Wendy Anne BachEvery day, across the criminal justice system,…
Rank this Week: 177

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 28

    Religion in the 2016 Election Cycle: Where Did It Go?

    Religion in the 2016 Election Cycle: Where Did It Go?
    Marci Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the decreased emphasis on affiliation with organized religion this election cycle. Although this may seem unusual…
  • Sep 27

    Indiana Court Rules in Favor of Cell Phone History Privacy

    Indiana Court Rules in Favor of Cell Phone History Privacy
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb comments on a recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Indiana, holding that police violated their suspect’s Fourth Amendment rights by acquiring, without a warrant, the suspect’s…
  • Sep 26

    Limits on Grandparent Visitation: The Continuing Ripples of Troxel v. Granville

    Limits on Grandparent Visitation: The Continuing Ripples of Troxel v. Granville
    SMU Dedman School of Law professor Joanna L. Grossman discusses the continuing impact of Troxel v. Granville, a seminal case in family law that addressed third-party visitation rights, particularly those of grandparents. Grossman lays out…
Rank this Week: 202

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Sep 28

    Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2016?

    Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2016?
    Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice GroupsOctober 4th will mark the first day of oral arguments for the 2016 Supreme Court term. The Court's docket already includes major cases involving insider trading, the Fourth…
  • Sep 22

    Justice Scalia and the Evolution of Chevron Deference 9-17-2016

    Justice Scalia and the Evolution of Chevron Deference 9-17-2016
    Second Annual Texas Chapters ConferenceFor over thirty years, the seminal Supreme Court decision in Chevron v. NRDC has provided the principles used to determine the extent to which a court reviewing agency action should defer to…
  • Sep 20

    Texas and Regulation 9-17-2016

    Texas and Regulation 9-17-2016
    Second Annual Texas Chapters ConferenceThe tension between economic liberty and the state’s power to regulate economic activity has long served as a source for landmark cases and controversies.  Post-New Deal jurisprudence opened…
Rank this Week: 172

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 207

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 230

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
  • Sep 29

    It's Time to Go, Hyde Amendment

    It's Time to Go, Hyde Amendment
    Our right to abortion access should not depend on our income or our ZIP code. Enacted in 1976, the Hyde Amendment turns 40 years old this year. The Hyde Amendment was introduced by the late Henry Hyde, a Republican from Illinois who sought to…
  • Sep 29

    Keith Lamont Scott's Disability May Have Gotten Him Killed, and He's Not The Only One

    Keith Lamont Scott's Disability May Have Gotten Him Killed, and He's Not The Only One
    Race and disability shouldn't determine whether an encounter with police turns deadly. Last week in Charlotte, North Carolina, police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, a Black man with a disability. This happens with gut-wrenching…
  • Sep 29

    Federal Court Says Ballot Selfie Ban Is Like Burning Down the House to Roast a Pig

    Federal Court Says Ballot Selfie Ban Is Like Burning Down the House to Roast a Pig
    In First Amendment victory, the court unanimously struck down New Hampshire’s law banning “ballot selfies.” In a victory for the First Amendment, a federal appeals court unanimously struck down New Hampshire’s law…
Rank this Week: 510

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 29

    SCOTUS Adds Two First Amendment Cases to Docket: Trademarks and Surcharge Law

    SCOTUS Adds Two First Amendment Cases to Docket: Trademarks and Surcharge Law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court has added to notable First Amendment speech cases to its docket in its September 29 Order granting certiorari. In Lee v. Tam, the...
  • Sep 29

    First Circuit: Statute Prohibiting "Ballot Selfies" Violates First Amendment

    First Circuit: Statute Prohibiting "Ballot Selfies" Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Rideout v. Gardner, the First Circuit, affirming the district judge, held that New Hampshire's prohibition of "ballot selfies" violates the…
  • Sep 28

    Call for Papers: Symposium on the Constitution of Canada

    Call for Papers: Symposium on the Constitution of Canada
    Scuola Sant' Anna and the STALS (Sant' Anna Legal Studies) Project are hosting a symposium on The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform in Pisa, Italy, on May 24, 2017. Hosts are calling for papers: Submissions are…
Rank this Week: 478

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 374

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 29

    Bad Economics and Worse Debate Analysi

    Bad Economics and Worse Debate Analysi
    by Neil H. BuchananI wrote my analysis of this week's presidential debate after shutting myself off from the media's reactions to the event, because I wanted to ignore the campaigns' attempts to spin the results and to form my own opinion…
  • Sep 28

    Tracking Locational Data Via Cell Phone

    Tracking Locational Data Via Cell Phone
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column on Verdict this week, I discuss the Indiana court of appeals case of Zanders v. Indiana, which held that police violate the Fourth Amendment if they obtain locational history data about a cell phone from the cell…
  • Sep 27

    Trump Loses Badly to Clinton and Is Trounced by Reality

    Trump Loses Badly to Clinton and Is Trounced by Reality
    by Neil H. BuchananDonald Trump's loss in the first presidential debate on Monday night was predictable.  Jane Goodall, the expert on primate behavior, said earlier this year that Trump's behavior during the Republican primary debates…
Rank this Week: 934

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 937

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    What We Talk About When We Talk About "Stop and Frisk"

    What We Talk About When We Talk About "Stop and Frisk"
    Is stop-and-frisk unconstitutional, or what?  Lester Holt spoke accurately, more or less, on Monday night when he said that "stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York," but Donald Trump was also right to say "there are many…
  • Sep 28

    Inequality, Inclusion, and Populism after the Election

    Inequality, Inclusion, and Populism after the Election
    Last week John Judis published an interesting essayin the New Republic (based on his upcoming bookon populism after the Great Recession in Europe and the US), situating the populisms of this 2016 election season in a longer history of…
  • Sep 27

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"
    From this week's New Yorker: Jeffrey Toobin, "In the Balance," http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/03/in-the-balance -- "A liberal majority on the Court would present a particular dilemma for the Chief Justice. Roberts’s voting…
Rank this Week: 764

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/
  • Sep 27

    Crying In Baseball

    Crying In Baseball
    I recently heard someone talk about the power of being intensely passionate about something that you know deep down is really not that important.  And it is just possible that my love of, perhaps obsession with, baseball -- and…
  • Sep 21

    California's Death Penalty Cannot Be Reformed; It Must Be Replaced: Yes on 62 And No on 66

    California's Death Penalty Cannot Be Reformed; It Must Be Replaced: Yes on 62 And No on 66
    Voters have an opportunity to finally put an end to California's failed experiment with the death penalty by passing Proposition 62, and replacing it with a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.The history of California's…
  • Sep 19

    Birtherism And Basket Case

    Birtherism And Basket Case
    This weekend proved that the mainstream media is incapable of handling the sheer volume of dishonesty and deceit that oozes out of the Trump campaign.  After Donald Trump brazenly lied about his role in the birther…
Rank this Week: 699

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
Rank this Week: 730

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?
    As I’ve written about before, there is a thin and often elusive line between what is actionable defamation and what is non-actionable opinion. An example of a type of statement that often confounds lawyers is one that appears to be a…
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
Rank this Week: 692

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
Rank this Week: 954

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide
    Jul. 3, 2016–Roughly 34 million Americans still lack access to high speed Internet, and this includes a stark 39 percent of all rural people in the country. On PBS NewsHour, Susan Crawford discusses how rural regions can gain access to…
  • Oct 30

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance
    Oct. 30, 2015–Susan joins NPR’s John Hockenberry on The Takeaway to discuss the release of Freedom House’s annual Internet Freedom Report. “The future contours of the internet are definitely up for…
  • Oct 1

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
    Sept. 22, 2015–Marvin Ammori, for Slate Magazine, highlights the women who fought for and won net neutrality. Susan Crawford is commended for her leadership in the public debate. 
Rank this Week: 724

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 745

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Sep 29

    Podcast: What to expect at the Supreme Court this year

    Podcast: What to expect at the Supreme Court this year
    John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation and Michele Jawando of the Center for American Progress discuss recent news from the high court and cases to watch in the new term.
  • Sep 29

    Court to take a varied look at the First Amendment

    Court to take a varied look at the First Amendment
    Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, breaks down the new cases accepted by the Court on Thursday, including four that involve constitutional questions.
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court takes eight new cases, no action on Redskins’ appeal

    Supreme Court takes eight new cases, no action on Redskins’ appeal
    On Thursday morning, the United States Supreme Court said it would accept eight new cases for its 2016 term, which starts next week. For now, it didn't act on an appeal from the Washington Redskins football team about a trademark ruling.
Rank this Week: 1934

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Sep 29

    Nevada Supreme Court Freezes Funding For Massive ‘School Choice’ Scheme – Thanks To Americans United And Its Allie

    Nevada Supreme Court Freezes Funding For Massive ‘School Choice’ Scheme – Thanks To Americans United And Its Allie
    Simon BrownWall of SeparationThe Nevada Supreme Court just decided to permanently block funding for a massive statewide school voucher program, which is great news for supporters of both church-state separation and public education. In two…
  • Sep 29

    Roy Moore, Alabama’s Anti-Gay Chief Justice, Stands Trial For Ethics Violation

    Roy Moore, Alabama’s Anti-Gay Chief Justice, Stands Trial For Ethics Violation
    Simon BrownWall of SeparationAlabama’s anti-gay chief justice, Roy Moore, was on trial before a state ethics board yesterday. He stands accused of instructing Alabama officials to defy the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality…
  • Sep 28

    Tar Heel Travels: Lessons From North Carolina

    Tar Heel Travels: Lessons From North Carolina
    Bill MeffordWall of SeparationLast week, AU Legislative Director Maggie Garrett and I traveled throughout North Carolina to talk with faith leaders about the need to keep faith communities out of partisan politics as well as religious freedom…
Rank this Week: 1888

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 29

    $5,250,000 Settlement

    $5,250,000 Settlement
    Our team recently obtained a settlement worth over $5,250,000 in an eminent domain case. PennDOT, the condemnor, originally claimed the property was worth $1,811,000.  Untimely, we were able to settle for a value of $4,500,000 plus…
  • Sep 26

    TX Launches State Eminent Domain Database

    TX Launches State Eminent Domain Database
    The Texas Comptroller’s office has launched a statewide online eminent domain database. This database will show entities who have exercise dthe power of eminent domain.  “This is clearly an area in which transparency is…
  • Aug 31

    NJ Property Taxes Cut $1.5M Under Freeze Act

    NJ Property Taxes Cut $1.5M Under Freeze Act
    A New Jersey tax court judge has granted a property owner’s request to reduce its tax assessment by about $1.5 million.  The Court found that the taxes should have equaled a judgment entered two years earlier under the Freeze Act.…
Rank this Week: 1248

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Sep 29

    Oakland's Resistance to Mass Surveillance: Would it Play Out the Same Way Today?

    Oakland's Resistance to Mass Surveillance: Would it Play Out the Same Way Today?
    The BBC has this interesting article on an attempt by the City of Oakland, California to adopt a wide-ranging surveillance system, and the resistance to the city's efforts. From the article:Most cities, including Oakland, have cameras…
  • Sep 21

    Trump's Bold Plan for the Fourth Amendment

    Trump's Bold Plan for the Fourth Amendment
    Politico reports on an exciting development in Donald Trump's policy proposals. When asked how he would address "violence in the black community," Trump was ready with this nuanced discussion of police procedures:“I would do…
  • Aug 25

    Illinois "Pidgey's Law" an Overly Hasty, Muddled Attempt at Regulating Augmented Reality

    Illinois "Pidgey's Law" an Overly Hasty, Muddled Attempt at Regulating Augmented Reality
    Several news outlets have reports on this bill (AB 6601) recently introduced by Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy. Nicknamed "Pidgey's Law," the bill was introduced in response to reports that players of the augmented reality game,…
Rank this Week: 2118

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Sep 28

    The Consumer Case for the Clean Power Pan

    The Consumer Case for the Clean Power Pan
    In February, the Supreme Court of the United States stayed implementation of the Clean Power Plan, which provides the EPA with its best chance to cut future greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the United State Court of Appeals for…
  • Sep 27

    Seeking Alternatives to the Deadly Use of Force

    Seeking Alternatives to the Deadly Use of Force
    by Christopher DurocherAs with so many fatal police shootings that have gripped the nation’s attention in recent years, there is much we do not know and may never know, about the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Keith Lamont…
  • Sep 27

    Footnote 7 and the Clean Power Plan

    Footnote 7 and the Clean Power Plan
    In February, the Supreme Court of the United States stayed implementation of the Clean Power Plan, which provides the EPA with its best chance to cut future greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the United State Court of Appeals for…
Rank this Week: 2883

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Distracted Driving and the Liability of Cell Phone Manufacturer

    Distracted Driving and the Liability of Cell Phone Manufacturer
    One of my first jobs as a new lawyer in the early 1990s was representing insurance companies as an associate for a big law firm in product liability lawsuits. The injuries and deaths caused by ubiquitous machines like vehicles, presses and…
  • Sep 25

    Blockbuster Hollywood Divorce Brings Out Heavy Hitter

    Blockbuster Hollywood Divorce Brings Out Heavy Hitter
    Brad Pitt in the movie SnatchNews of the divorce between Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie lit-up the 24/7 news cycle last week. While not surprising that another blockbuster couple is calling it quits, the high-priced legal…
  • Sep 18

    Property Rights of the Homele

    Property Rights of the Homele
    Across the nation, many of the bigger U.S. cities have significant populations of the homeless. When homeless persons congregate in specific areas, in camps, local authorities often push back with the execution of clearing sweeps.This…
Rank this Week: 4059

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Nationwide EAS Test Update: FCC “Recommends” Time Slots for Form Two Filing

    Nationwide EAS Test Update: FCC “Recommends” Time Slots for Form Two Filing
    As we all know, the FCC has been planning the second nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System for months. To monitor how the test goes, the Commission developed a whole new online reporting system – the EAS Test Reporting System…
  • Sep 26

    Nationwide EAS Test Still Set for September 28

    Nationwide EAS Test Still Set for September 28
    Just a quick reminder for all EAS participants. The second-ever nationwide test of the EAS system is still set for Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. (ET). This is a command-performance-all-hands-on-deck gig for all participants, so…
  • Sep 26

    Six-Figure Fine for Failing to Focus on Former Felonie

    Six-Figure Fine for Failing to Focus on Former Felonie
    Many FCC forms completed on a “routine” basis may need extra attention. Anyone who fills in pretty much any FCC form should be familiar with the certifications required by those forms. Anyone who “signs” an FCC form…
Rank this Week: 3335

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 27

    Hilary

    Hilary
    I’ve been traveling and so I’m playing catch up. But I was shocked at the reactions I heard to Hilary’s illness. I expected people to do what we do when most people get sick – wish her well and hope she can get over it…
  • Sep 20

    The Bully in the Debate

    The Bully in the Debate
    People keep saying that Hilary will destroy Donald in debate. But I’m concerned. I’m bothered by the memory of one exchange between Bush and Gore in one of the presidential debates in 2000. When Gore confronted Bush with the math…
  • Sep 13

    Democracy and Compromise

    Democracy and Compromise
    Since Obama’s election, congressional Republicans and their Tea Party challengers made Obama’s defeat their overriding goal, and when they couldn’t do that, they did everything they could to make him seem like a total…
Rank this Week: 4679

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
Rank this Week: 1158

Constitution

Constitution

Commentary on constitutions, the rule of law, and nomology.

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Conquest by infiltration

    Conquest by infiltration
  • Aug 2

    Three schools of interpretation

    Three schools of interpretation
    The English common law tradition has essentially three schools of interpretation: royalist. tory, and whig.One point on which the schools did differ was whether a delegation of power included incidental powers of carrying such a delegation…
  • Jul 16

    How to get people today to adopt sound reforms?

    How to get people today to adopt sound reforms?
    How to get people today to adopt sound reforms?That is the question many concerned people ask themselves as they try to develop and sell reforms that would actually work.People today are distracted by many entertainments. Many consider…
Rank this Week: 3968

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Getting the Scoop on Calculating Texas Appellate Deadline

    Getting the Scoop on Calculating Texas Appellate Deadline
    Appellate lawyers share some job-related realities with journalists, namely running up against deadlines. Although attorneys don’t rush to finish stories before a midnight printing, we do have to meet filing deadlines to seek relief…
  • Aug 29

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part II)

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part II)
    In my last post, I addressed the significance of the burden in framing your response to a motion for summary judgment and in your appeal from an adverse summary judgment. In this post, I address getting your evidence in the record and keeping…
  • Aug 23

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part I)

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part I)
    All litigators file or respond to dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment. Dispositive motions are an opportunity for trial attorneys to implement their trial strategy, using the facts in their cases to gain a tactical…
Rank this Week: 1254

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/
  • Sep 18

    Mr. Bumble Proved Right. Again.

    Mr. Bumble Proved Right. Again.
    There was a guy I went to law school with who had a problem in the ethics class we had to take.*  He couldn't understand why it would be a bad move to represent both husband and wife in a divorce. Lest you be confused, it's 'cause they…
  • Sep 7

    If all lives mattered, we wouldn't have to say black lives matter

    If all lives mattered, we wouldn't have to say black lives matter
    Walter Scott.  Unarmed.  Shot in the back.  Killed.  Samuel DuBose.  Unarmed.  Shot in his car.  Killed.Errol Garner. Unarmed.  Allegedly selling loosies. Put in a chokehold.  Killed.  In case…
  • Sep 6

    He Held Her. They Both Cried.

    He Held Her. They Both Cried.
    It was 1983.She was 19.  He was 22.  She was white.  He was black.  She was raped.  He wasn't the guy who did it.But she identified him.  In a photo array.  In a courtroom before a jury.  In another…
Rank this Week: 3951

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Sep 15

    Constitutional Sound Bites for the Ear and On the Air

    Constitutional Sound Bites for the Ear and On the Air
    Different people learn in different ways.  Many like to listen or watch video rather than simply read.  This page features constitutional concepts for the ear, and interviews with constitutional stories and the background of the…
  • Aug 24

    How A Bill Becomes a Law: Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution

    How A Bill Becomes a Law: Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution
    The Constitution’s Article I, Section 7 defines the process by which the federal government passes laws. Section 7 opens with the Origination Clause which requires “Bills for raising Revenue” to originate in the House…
  • Aug 16

    Constitutional Sound Bites: Information for Educator

    Constitutional Sound Bites: Information for Educator
    Many states are either updating or passing new laws regarding civics education for their K-12 students.  For example, Illinois’ new civics graduation requirement goes into effect for incoming 2016-17 high school freshman and South…
Rank this Week: 2540

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/
  • Sep 12

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam
    Somewhat lost in the run-up to Labor Day weekend and wall-to-wall media coverage of the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on August 30. This builds on what has quietly become…
  • Jul 16

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
  • Jul 7

    Please Support Clemency Petition of Adam Clausen

    Please Support Clemency Petition of Adam Clausen
    With a wonderful group of Marquette law students, I have been working this year to help about a dozen federal prisoners apply for clemency (sentence reduction) from President Obama. All but one are applying through Clemency Project 2014 as…
Rank this Week: 3115

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Aug 16

    My Amicus in Manuel v. City of Joliet, No. 14-9496: Section 1983 “Malicious Prosecution”

    My Amicus in Manuel v. City of Joliet, No. 14-9496: Section 1983 “Malicious Prosecution”
    As some of you know, I have been arguing for quite some time that the scope of section 1983 should not be governed by tort law. See Nahmod, Section 1983 and the “Background” of Tort Liability, 50 Ind. L.J. 5 (1974). Along the same…
  • Aug 2

    Section 1983 Police Officer Liability for Driving Recklessly

    Section 1983 Police Officer Liability for Driving Recklessly
    Protecting Police Officers from Section 1983 Damages Liability By now, many of us know that section 1983 doctrines are highly protective of police officers sued for violating citizens’ constitutional rights. Fourth Amendment law itself…
  • Jul 6

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?
    Substantive Due Process and the “Shocks the Conscience” Test Many of us know of the substantive due process test of “shocks the conscience” and the very high hurdle it presents for section 1983 plaintiffs in cases in…
Rank this Week: 4057

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Aug 15

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update
    Privacy advocates won an important victory in July when a federal appeals court ruled to limit the access of the U.S. government to individuals’ e-mail accounts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the federal…
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech
    No administration in memory has more thoroughly undermined freedom of speech and of the press than that of President Obama.  From the White House itself, as well as the independent and executive branch agencies, have come a steady stream…
  • Jun 14

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
Rank this Week: 3658

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Aug 2

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled
    On August 1 the California Supreme Court finally resolved a split of authority among California’s appellate courts over operation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, in the mixed cause of action…
  • Mar 17

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
  • Feb 11

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute
    In yet another installment of the gravamen of the complaint conundrum, the California Supreme Court is currently reviewing Park v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1258. The issue is whether the…
Rank this Week: 1257

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1434

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?
    The short answer is: it depends. If the police have a warrant for your cell phone or an exception to a warrant, then yes. If the search has already occurred, you can challenge the legality of the search and the admissibility of evidence…
  • Jun 30

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?
    Offenders who are 18 years old or older are prosecuted in adult courts. However, there are specific rules for children who are not 18 years old at the time when they commit a crime who are tried in adult criminal courts and sometimes in…
  • Jun 28

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa
    The constant increase of minors with possession of fake IDs has become a large scale pandemic around America. An article published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental showed that in a study of approximately 1,000 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2187

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
  • Jun 2

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?
    An important case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that could cause significant harm to children across the nation who need special education services, or it could raise the bar for children with disabilities in areas that currently…
  • May 23

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying
    I’ve posted about such incidents before, but another one has hit the national news. The facts as alleged seem sadly typical:  A student is repeatedly bullied over a long period of time by a group of students; the bullying is…
Rank this Week: 1725

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2769

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 2639

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

Covers how the law and our judicial system affects kids and teenagers.

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Jun 14

    Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall

    Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall
    It has been four months since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the Supreme Court still has only eight sitting justices. On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill Justice Scalia’s seat. In the…
  • Jun 12

    Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016

    Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016
    Judicial disqualification, or recusal, occurs when a judge abstains from participating in a legal proceeding due to a conflict of interest. By recusing themselves, judges improve the procedural fairness of the legal proceeding, producing…
  • Apr 19

    What is legal “standing”?

    What is legal “standing”?
    In order to bring a suit to court, a person, or plaintiff, must demonstrate that they have been harmed, or will be harmed, and therefore, the court must take corrective action.  Standing, or locus standi, limits lawsuits to…
Rank this Week: 3061