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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: 10

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Illinois v. Cummings 14-209 Issue: Whether the Fourth Amendment permits a police officer to request a driver to produce his license during a lawfully-initiated traffic stop but after reasonable suspicion…
  • Oct 20

    OT2013 opinion announcement

    OT2013 opinion announcement
    At the beginning of every Term, the Court releases the complete recordings of sessions to the National Archives and Records Administration. Oyez has collected these recordings and posted audio of all opinion announcements, including dissents…
  • Oct 20

    Privacy of hotel guest lists at issue

    Privacy of hotel guest lists at issue
    The Supreme Court, taking on an issue that reaches hotels and motels across the nation, agreed on Monday to rule on the power of city governments to require commercial lodgings to open their guest lists to the police.  In agreeing to…
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/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 15

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Malaysian State Says It Will Enforce Mosque Attendance Law

    Malaysian State Says It Will Enforce Mosque Attendance Law
    Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) issued a statement today opposing the announced plans of the government of the Malaysian state of Kelatan to enforce a provision of a 1994 law that criminalizes the failure of Muslim men to go for Friday prayers…
  • Oct 20

    From SSRN:Nicholas Aroney, Freedom of…

    From SSRN:Nicholas Aroney, Freedom of Religion as an Associational Right, (University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 153-186, 2014).Hamid Harasani, Islamic Law as a Comparable Model in Comparative Legal Research: Devising a…
  • Oct 19

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Carter v. Davis, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148037 (ED VA, Oct. 16, 2014), a Virginia federal district court dismissed, with leave to amend, an inmate's complaint that he was removed from the Common Fare diet which made it impossible for him to…
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Oct 20

    Not Easy, But She's Not Sorry: Elle Magazine's Must-Read Personal Story on Why Guilt Shouldn't Factor Into the Abortion Equation.

    Not Easy, But She's Not Sorry: Elle Magazine's Must-Read Personal Story on Why Guilt Shouldn't Factor Into the Abortion Equation.
    Research shows that nearly one in three women will have an abortion by age 45. So why are we so afraid to talk about it? Elle Magazine certainly isn't. This month's issue, which hits newsstands this week, brings us a lengthy, first-person…
  • Oct 20

    The Torture Secrets Are Coming

    The Torture Secrets Are Coming
    Once you've seen the Abu Ghraib photos, they're not easily forgotten. The hooded man, the electrodes, the naked bodies piled upon each other, and the grinning soldier with a thumbs up. The images are the stuff of nightmares. They're also…
  • Oct 17

    Senate Democrats: Refugee Mothers and Children "Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals."

    Senate Democrats: Refugee Mothers and Children "Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals."
    In a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson yesterday, 10 Democratic senators, including all of the party's leaders, wrote: "Mothers and their children who have fled violence in their home countries should not be treated like…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 172

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/
  • Oct 10

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule
    I'm at a gathering of criminal defense lawyers which just naturally gets me thinking about what criminal defense lawyers do.  And no, I'm not wading back into that thicket today, though if you're remarkably bored you can search the…
  • Oct 6

    Stopping the Innocent: SCOTUS Edition

    Stopping the Innocent: SCOTUS Edition
    Well, there -- wholly innocent people are stopped quite often because of mistakes of fact, for instance.  That's part of the whole Terry ­­ how Terry works and those types of brief stops.  There turns out times that citizens…
  • Oct 4

    The Divine Right of the NSA

    The Divine Right of the NSA
    Even if the Court were to conclude that Plaintiffs have presented sufficient admissible evidence of facts, which, if true, would demonstrate that Upstream collection involves a Fourth Amendment seizure or search of Plaintiffs’…
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Oct 15

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...
    it dehumanizes the condemned and condemners, fosters rather than abates violence, and is inherently arbitrary, discriminatory and unreliable.As described in the New York Times, photographer Marc Asnin asked his…
  • Oct 10

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria
    Guest Post by Tom EngelhardtIt happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in.Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist…
  • Oct 1

    Do Not Vote Republican

    Do Not Vote Republican
    It is not true that all politics is local.  Voting for a Republican congressperson or senator means you are aiding and abetting a national party that is little more than a collection of far right wing lunatics who…
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
  • Oct 17

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India
    Bhargavi Zageri, Notes from the Field: How India's Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No.2014-19, 2014, available at SSRN.Nick…
  • Oct 15

    Citizenship by Descent

    Citizenship by Descent
    Kristin A. Collins, Illegitimate Borders: Jus Sanguinis Citizenship and the Legal Construction of Family, Race, and Nation, 123 Yale L.J. 2134 (2014).Allison TirresThere are three paths to citizenship in the United States: birth,…
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Oct 12

    Enrique Petracchi (1935-2014)

    Enrique Petracchi (1935-2014)
    Hace unas horas, a los 78 años, ha muerto Enrique Petracchi. Estaba enfermo y a mediados de marzo trascendieron noticias de que pediría licencia, o renunciaría; enseguida, desde la Corte se aclaró que…
  • Oct 12

    ¿Qué pensamos sobre el Nuevo Código Civil?

    ¿Qué pensamos sobre el Nuevo Código Civil?
    El publico de este blog es -especulamos- variopinto y plural, y a la vez capta o enlaza mundos de la academia, de judiciales, de abogados practicantes y de gente ajena al gremio. Por curiosidad, y para ver donde estamos parados, abrimos la…
  • Oct 9

    Nuevo Código Civil: Tabla Periódica, Resumen de Cambios, Ebooks y PDF

    Nuevo Código Civil: Tabla Periódica, Resumen de Cambios, Ebooks y PDF
    Compilamos aquí algunas cosas que hicimos a título personal y para el CCJLP sobre este big bang legislativo (la frase es de Gustavo Maurino, en este recomendable post).|||  Como curiosidad, embebemos la infografía de…
Rank this Week: 314

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Oct 20

    First Circuit Finds Billboard Company has Standing in First Amendment Challenge to Massachusetts Scheme

    First Circuit Finds Billboard Company has Standing in First Amendment Challenge to Massachusetts Scheme
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Reversing the district judge, a unanimous panel of the First Circuit held that a billboard company had standing to challenge the Massachusetts regulatory scheme in Van…
  • Oct 18

    Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID

    Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today rejected the applications by the Justice Department and civil rights groups to vacate the Fifth Circuit's stay of a district judge's injunction against Texas's voter ID law,…
  • Oct 17

    Arizona Federal Judge Holds State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    Arizona Federal Judge Holds State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Judge John Sedwick's opinion in Connolly v. Jeanes is a mere four pages, noting that the requirement of a "lengthy and detailed opinion" is now obviated…
Rank this Week: 343

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 20

    How an Ordinary Case Becomes a Great Case

    How an Ordinary Case Becomes a Great Case
    By Michael DorfMy most recent Verdict column compares the cert denials in the same-sex marriage cases to the series of per curiam decisions issued by the SCOTUS after Brown v. Board of Education, in which the Court summarily affirmed the…
  • Oct 17

    Stop and Frisk Appeal, The Sequel

    Stop and Frisk Appeal, The Sequel
    By Anil Kalhan Were any of you feeling a sense of déjà vu on Wednesday? For the second time in as many Octobers, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit consisting of Judges José A. Cabranes, John M.…
  • Oct 15

    Witness Incompetence

    Witness Incompetence
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss Ohio v. Clark, a case that the U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review during the coming term.  Clark raises questions about when the introduction of out-of-court…
Rank this Week: 344

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Oct 16

    Rich Gaspari, Myofusion, Marc Lobliner, and Amino Spiking Lawsuit

    Rich Gaspari, Myofusion, Marc Lobliner, and Amino Spiking Lawsuit
    Marc Lobliner is a supplement company ownder and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of Tiger Fitness Nutrition. Lobliner was one of the first supplement company owners to call out the practice of amino spiking protein powders. Amino spiking is…
  • Feb 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
Rank this Week: 388

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 434

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
  • Oct 20

    LegalEyes for October 20,2014

    LegalEyes for October 20,2014
    by Caroline CoxDavid Savage of the Los Angeles Times provides analysis of the Supreme Court’s action on the Texas voter ID law and its record on voting rights.In Slate, Richard Hasen praises Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent…
  • Oct 20

    LegalEyes for October 20,2014

    LegalEyes for October 20,2014
    by Caroline CoxDavid Savage of the Los Angeles Times provides analysis of the Supreme Court’s action on the Texas voter ID law and its record on voting rights.In Slate, Richard Hasen praises Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent…
  • Oct 17

    Judicial Power, Same-Sex Marriage and Political Backlash: Why the High Court Was Right to Wait

    Judicial Power, Same-Sex Marriage and Political Backlash: Why the High Court Was Right to Wait
    by Eric J. Segall, the Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of LawPrior to the oral arguments in the 2013 same-sex marriage cases involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and…
Rank this Week: 577

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Oct 16

    The undemocratic power of judges.

    The undemocratic power of judges.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the…
  • Oct 14

    Criminal defense is unconventional warfare.

    Criminal defense is unconventional warfare.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the…
  • Oct 13

    D.C. voters are likely to approve marijuana legalization initiative. Congress should not interfere with the democratic will.

    D.C. voters are likely to approve marijuana legalization initiative. Congress should not interfere with the democratic will.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the…
Rank this Week: 615

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 24

    Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2014? 9-23-2014

    Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2014? 9-23-2014
    Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice GroupsOctober 6th will mark the first day of the 2014 Supreme Court term. Thus far, the Court's docket includes major cases involving the First Amendment, separation of powers,…
  • Sep 14

    Passion and Prudence in the Political Process: The Debate Over Federal Civil Rights Policy 9-9-2014

    Passion and Prudence in the Political Process: The Debate Over Federal Civil Rights Policy 9-9-2014
    Civil Rights in the United StatesEmotions sometimes run high in the public debates over race and gender issues. Some claim that public passions can obscure facts and result in ill-considered policy. Many observers have bemoaned the public…
  • Sep 14

    The Future of Voting Rights 9-9-2014

    The Future of Voting Rights 9-9-2014
    Civil Rights in the United StatesThe Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, which disabled Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, has led some advocates (including the White House) to argue that voting rights are in peril.…
Rank this Week: 639

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/
  • Oct 20

    Federal Restrictions on Gun Ownership by Convicted Felon

    Federal Restrictions on Gun Ownership by Convicted Felon
    Federal law provides significant penalties for felons in possession of weapons, unless the felon has his rights restored by the convicting state. Anyone who has been convicted of a felony is banned by federal law from ever possessing…
  • Oct 13

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to the Assistance of Counsel

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to the Assistance of Counsel
    Thanks to television police reading the Miranda Warnings people are familiar with a criminal defendant’s right to an attorney and that an indigent defendant may have appointed counsel. Such protections have not always…
  • Oct 10

    Fourth Amendment Probable Cause for a Warrantless Arrest

    Fourth Amendment Probable Cause for a Warrantless Arrest
    A police officer cannot arrest a citizen without a warrant based upon a hunch or mere suspicion. He must have “probable cause”. The US Constitution‘s Fourth Amendment[1] requires a warrant for a person or his property to be…
Rank this Week: 921

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Keynote Address: Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment

    Keynote Address: Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment
    Joshua M. SharfsteinFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment[The following is the text of the Keynote Address for the Conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment, delivered at Yale Law…
  • Oct 17

    Government By Wishful Thinking

    Government By Wishful Thinking
    Ted MerminFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment Public health and government have what supermarket tabloids refer to as a “complicated relationship.”  One of the reasons for the complexity…
  • Oct 17

    When Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words: An Empirical Approach

    When Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words: An Empirical Approach
    Christine JollsFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First AmendmentLaw, both within and beyond the domain of public health, is pervasively concerned with the availability of information.  A question of the first order…
Rank this Week: 925

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Former Clerk Challenges Judge in Novi's Non-Partisan Election

    Former Clerk Challenges Judge in Novi's Non-Partisan Election
    It has happened before in places throughout Michigan, no doubt.  An election that pits the legal mentor, in this case Novi's district court judge, Brian MacKenzie, against his former law clerk, attorney Travis Reeds.It's getting kinda…
  • Oct 9

    Doing Nothing SCOTUS Clears Path for Same-Sex Marriage

    Doing Nothing SCOTUS Clears Path for Same-Sex Marriage
    Sometimes, doing nothing causes a great impact.  That is what happened this week when the SCOTUS issued an order denying certiorari in a batch of same-sex marriage cases.Legal pundits, this Blog among them, felt sure the High Court would…
  • Oct 6

    SCOTUS Opens Important Term Today

    SCOTUS Opens Important Term Today
    10th Year of the Roberts CourtBy:  Timothy P. FlynnAlthough they met for their first conference last Monday, the nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices convene today for the first oral argument of this term.  It could prove to be a very…
Rank this Week: 885

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
  • Oct 13

    Driver, Nou & Strauss, "Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court"

    Driver, Nou & Strauss, "Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court"
    Supreme ​Court ​Preview: ​ Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court Hear Professors ​Justin ​Driver, ​Jennifer ​Nou, ​and ​David…
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
Rank this Week: 931

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 30

    Hoboken Found To Have Misapplied Property Rehabilitation Law

    Hoboken Found To Have Misapplied Property Rehabilitation Law
    The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that Hoboken cannot designate an 11.5-acre site in the city as an “area in need of rehabilitation,” which had allowed it to implement a redevelopment plan.  It found that the…
  • Sep 26

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a condemning authority cannot unilaterally dismiss a condemnation action after the special master has rendered an award. In Dillard Land Investments LLC v. Fulton County, 2014 Ga. LEXIS 583 (Case…
  • Sep 13

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the VT Department of Public Service to hire an independent property appraiser to participate in eminent domain proceedings for the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project. “I am concerned at the transparency…
Rank this Week: 918

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: 1057

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 871

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Oct 20

    Video: Richard Brookhiser on Abraham Lincoln

    Video: Richard Brookhiser on Abraham Lincoln
    Biographer Richard Brookhiser discusses his latest book, "Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln," which follows Lincoln from his humble origins in Kentucky to his assassination in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 20

    Remembering the other important Lincoln in American history

    Remembering the other important Lincoln in American history
    This weekend marked the 233rd anniversary of the American victory at Yorktown, which effectively ended the Revolutionary War. But did you know the British Army surrendered to a Lincoln, and not a Washington on that fateful day?
  • Oct 20

    Liberty rising, from Philadelphia to Eidsvoll

    Liberty rising, from Philadelphia to Eidsvoll
    This year, the Norwegian Constitution turns 200 years old, making it one of the oldest continuous national constitutions in the world. The U.S. Constitution, and the men who crafted it, played no small role in Norway’s deliberations.
Rank this Week: 1231

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/
  • Oct 8

    New Research on Violence

    New Research on Violence
    The new issue of Criminology features several interesting papers relating to violence and its control.  This has been a hot topic here in Milwaukee over the past few months.  Perhaps some of the emerging policy proposals would…
  • Sep 27

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How
    In a couple of recent posts (here and here), I have discussed the possibility of Wisconsin reinstituting “good time.”  I have developed the argument for good time at much greater depth in a new article that is…
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
Rank this Week: 1544

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: 1350

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Oct 6

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby
    I spoke at Chicago-Kent for almost an hour on September 30, 2014, about the following: THE RELIGION CLAUSES: UNDERSTANDING TOWN OF GREECE AND HOBBY LOBBY It’s available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqBPrI6KeBY The student groups…
  • Sep 29

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?
    This is another in a series of posts written about the Constitution in everyday language, with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly held myths about the…
  • Aug 27

    DeShaney in the Circuits (V): The Third and Tenth Circuits Weigh In

    DeShaney in the Circuits (V): The Third and Tenth Circuits Weigh In
    I have blogged previously about how the DeShaney decision has fared in the circuits. The first time was on 8-22-11; the second time was on 6-1-12; the third time was on 5-20-13; and the most recent was on 6-6-13. Here are two DeShaney-related…
Rank this Week: 1319

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 8

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?
    When used appropriately, hyperlinks to specific portions of the record or to on-point authorities can be a very effective tool in the appellate lawyer’s arsenal. But are recent developments enhancing that tool or effectively taking it…
  • Aug 6

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario
    In early June, Fifth Court of Appeals Justice Jim Moseley (pictured) announced that he would be leaving the Court this month. He has since decided to join Gray, Reed & McGraw, where he will chair the firm’s appellate section. I have…
  • Jun 24

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
Rank this Week: 1380

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: 1354

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/
  • Jun 26

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court
    The California Supreme Court is undergoing a few changes. Justice Joyce L. Kennard has retired and has not yet been replaced. And Justice Marvin R. Baxter is leaving at the end of the year. Much has already been written…
  • Apr 22

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?
    A recurring theme in my recent Daily Journal publications has been the rough doctrinal fit between operation of Civil Code section 1717 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1021 and section 1032. Section 1717 has been…
  • Jan 8

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter
    This blog entry provides an analytical metric for double-checking assumptions about application of Civil Code section 1717 and contractual attorney fee awards.  As the case law demonstrates, it is easy to…
Rank this Week: 1375

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 5

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
  • Nov 4

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 1406

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 1543

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 1128

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 24

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act
    Narrowly construing Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Court of Appeals just ruled that patient-to-patient transfers are not permitted.
  • Aug 23

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'
    The blog Congress, Courts, and Sex Offenders has an interesting editorial making the case that society’s current obsession with sex offenders is misplaced and that they have become the last pariahs.
  • Aug 23

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche
    Overturning a California Supreme Court decision to the contrary, the California Legislature has required police to get warrants supported by probable cause to search people’s cell phones. During an automobile stop, police can easily search…
Rank this Week: 1323

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/
  • Oct 14

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us have realized that sending troops into some areas can be counter-productive. No matter how many the Israelis kill, more Palestinians prepare to fight them. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms…
  • Oct 13

    Let’s End This Drive

    Let’s End This Drive
    I’ve enjoyed the races – first time I went to the track with friends who also hadn’t been to the races, a friend said, it looks like they’re on wheels – it’s beautiful. And I’ve been with friends who…
  • Sep 30

    Political Language

    Political Language
    Isn’t political language wonderful? Listening to the Republican response by Thom Tillis to President Obama would have been great on Comedy Central. The first part was pure political autobiography to show how much he had accomplished in…
Rank this Week: 2147

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/
  • Sep 22

    Special Education Student Raped During Scheme by School Official

    Special Education Student Raped During Scheme by School Official
    I’ve written and spoken frequently on how school districts can sometimes be held accountable for the actions of one student toward another.  A recent case out of Alabama with some truely horrific facts seems to run counter to…
  • Jul 15

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”
    Congress has passed a bill that may change the way many people with disabilities or other special needs now move into the workforce.  It amends the existing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Currently, large numbers of…
  • Jun 26

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input
    Here is an interesting article from the Council On School Health about the importance of recess for all students in school — not just students in special education. The Council writes because recess for students generally is…
Rank this Week: 2065

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Making a difference

    Making a difference
    A number of proposals have been made for reforming government abuses. Here are a few points:DocumentariesDocumentaries have already been done. They have some use in recruiting activists, but almost none for effecting real reforms. If …
  • Aug 20

    Lay v. legal versions of originalism

    Lay v. legal versions of originalism
    There has been a recent debate on the Volokh Conspiracy and the Originalism blog here, here, here, here, and here among Ilya Somin, Michael Ramsey, and Timothy Sandefur, over whether the meanings of the terms used in the U.S. Constitution…
  • Jun 30

    Anwar al Awlaki

    Anwar al Awlaki
    The issue with Anwar al Awlaki is not whether he was a citizen, or even where he was. If we examine the legal history of the right of due process, we find that it was not confined to citizens (or "subjects" in the English…
Rank this Week: 1876

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

Covers the First Amendment and public records. By Karl Olson.

http://www.firstamendmentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower
    The U. S. Supreme Court has taken a step in the right direction for public employee whistleblowers. The Court's June 19 decision in Lane v. Franks reiterates that citizens don't surrender First Amendment rights by accepting public…
  • Jun 16

    Will Congress Shield News Media?

    Will Congress Shield News Media?
    Will Congress step in where the U. S. Supreme Court decided not to tread? That's the question facing the news media and advocates of the so-called Free Flow of Information Act now that the U. S. Supreme Court in early…
  • Feb 26

    Can Smartphones Conceal Officials' Dumb Comments?

    Can Smartphones Conceal Officials' Dumb Comments?
    Public officials who say something stupid or corrupt often don't use their work computer. The device du jour for sending incriminating or embarrassing messages has become the "personal" computer or smartphone. Recent revelations…
Rank this Week: 1894

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 1997

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 2455

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 2259

Media Law

Media Law

Covers freedom of the press. By Robert J. Ambrogi.

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
  • Dec 16

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector
    I have been playing around with a handy little device called the HoverCam Mini 5.  Billed as a pocket-sized scanner, it is actually a 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera that functions as both an overhead scanner and a video projector. You…
  • Dec 13

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor
    In January, I am slated to become president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the premier legal charity supporting access to justice and civil legal services in Massachusetts. I am particularly honored because 2014 is a momentous year for…
  • Dec 13

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product
    Transporter, a device that lets lawyers set up their own private cloud for secure file storage, has been named as the year’s top new product for lawyers in TechnoLawyer’s listing of the top 25 new products and services. The top 25…
Rank this Week: 2437

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

Covers laws affecting adult entertainment, alcoholic beverages and other vice industries. By Cary Wiggins.

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
    That’s the title of this article, which appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times (online). Potential Client: So anyway, after adding the hot butter (and up-sizing to an extra-large fountain soda), the bill was, like, huge!  Lawyer:…
  • Feb 22

    Davenport strip club to remain open

    Davenport strip club to remain open
    The Iowa appellate courts continue to impress me (for one). Radio Iowa reports here that the Iowa Court of Appeals‘ decision will stand:
  • Oct 26

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 1856