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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: 8

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 25

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    More commentary on Monday’s opinion in Foster v. Chatman, holding by a vote of seven to one that the Supreme Court of Georgia’s decision that the defendant failed to show purposeful race discrimination in the selection of his jury…
  • May 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP v. Garrido 15-1336 Issue: (1) Whether the California Court of Appeal erred by holding, in direct conflict with DirectTV v. Imburgia, that the parties’ agreement…
  • May 24

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 26

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 26
    In its Conference of May 26, 2016, the Court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether and under what standard a corporation or other organization may be deemed to have “knowingly” presented a false claim, or used…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • May 24

    VideoFakes-R-U

    VideoFakes-R-U
    Researchers develop face-capture technology that can alter pre-recorded videos in real-time on low cost computers. Boing Boing suggests it could be used to make George W Bush or Donald Trump appear intelligent. I can imagine even worse: Fake…
  • May 23

    Drone Debate

    Drone Debate
    In a Wall Street Journal debate today I argue that drones should not be allowed to overfly private property without the inhabitant’s consent due to the privacy risks, the consequent erosion of the 4th Amendment, and other dangers. This…
  • May 16

    Grey Lady No More

    Grey Lady No More
    “In the end, it will be a race between a tough, smart lady and someone who is obviously a yuge, um, Antonin Scalia School of Law.” — Krugman in his NYT blog. Leave aside the question of whether Krugman should ……
Rank this Week: 12

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Students Re-Insert Prayer At Graduation Ceremony

    Students Re-Insert Prayer At Graduation Ceremony
    Christian Post reported yesterday that graduating high school students in East Liverpool, Ohio took matters into their own hands after the school board ended the 70-year old tradition of the choir singing the Lord's Prayer at commencement…
  • May 25

    College Tennis Player Sues For Religious Discrimination

    College Tennis Player Sues For Religious Discrimination
    The Washington Times reports on a religious discrimination lawsuit filed last week in Idaho federal district court by a former player on the Idaho State University tennis team.  The suit also alleges negligence, infliction of emotional…
  • May 25

    Dispute Over Selection of New Pastor Dismissed Under Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine

    Dispute Over Selection of New Pastor Dismissed Under Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine
    In Mouton v. Christian Faith Missionary Baptist Church, (TX App., May 24, 2016), a Texas state appeals court dismissed on ecclesiastical abstention grounds a dispute between two groups in a church over who should be its new pastor.  The…
Rank this Week: 43

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
  • May 24

    The Federal Government Must Stop Catholic Hospitals From Harming More Women

    The Federal Government Must Stop Catholic Hospitals From Harming More Women
    We are filing a federal FOIA lawsuit to obtain patient complaints against Catholic hospitals. Unfortunately, it’s increasingly a common story. A woman who is expecting a baby rushes to the hospital knowing that something is going…
  • May 20

    Who Should Control Your Genetic Information — You or Corporate Laboratories?

    Who Should Control Your Genetic Information — You or Corporate Laboratories?
    Myriad Genetics denied its customers access to their full genetic record in violation of federal law. Should patients have the same right to access their genetic information from a laboratory as they would a copy of their MRI, X-rays, or…
  • May 20

    Transphobia Hurts Us All, Especially Trans Women

    Transphobia Hurts Us All, Especially Trans Women
    When fear and hatred reign, antitrans discrimination has a way of becoming indiscriminate. Like any good attorney, I enjoy winning and being right. However, as a transgender attorney watching the fallout from antitransgender legislation…
Rank this Week: 151

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 23

    Congressional Reps Lack Standing to Challenge Districting Plan

    Congressional Reps Lack Standing to Challenge Districting Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A unanimous Supreme Court ruled today in Wittman v. Personhubalah that three members of Congress from Virginia lacked standing to appeal a federal court's rejection of the state's districting plan.…
  • May 23

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Death Row Inmate on Batson Racial Challenge to Jury Selection

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Death Row Inmate on Batson Racial Challenge to Jury Selection
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts in Foster v. Chatman, the Court reversed the finding on the Georgia courts that death row inmate Timothy Foster did not...
  • May 18

    Court Puts a Halt on Kobach's Latest Effort to Restrict Voter Registration in Kansa

    Court Puts a Halt on Kobach's Latest Effort to Restrict Voter Registration in Kansa
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Julie A. Robinson (D. Kansas) granted a preliminary injunction and halted Kansas's requirement that motor-voter applicants provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote (along with…
Rank this Week: 149

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
  • 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…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 155

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
  • May 23

    Reflections on Judge Hanen’s Reprimand

    Reflections on Judge Hanen’s Reprimand
    by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and founding director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law- University Park.On May 19, 2016, Judge Andrew Hanen issued an unusual 28-page order scolding…
  • May 23

    Waiting for SCOTUS to Give Meaning to Women’s Equality and Dignity

    Waiting for SCOTUS to Give Meaning to Women’s Equality and Dignity
    by Madeline Gomez and Julia Quinn. Ms. Gomez is the LSRJ Reproductive Justice Fellow at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Ms. Quinn is the LSRJ Reproductive Justice Fellow at the National Health Law Program.   …
  • May 23

    LegalEyes for May 23, 2016

    LegalEyes for May 23, 2016
    by Jim ThompsonThe Oklahoma Department of Corrections breached protocol multiple times during recent attempts to execute inmates according to a report released Thursday by a grand jury tasked with investigating the department, says Kim…
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • May 18

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity
    It is no coincidence that the most potent insurgencies from the left come to the fore at the end of a Democratic -- not Republican -- Administration.  That is when progressives are (often understandably) angered…
  • May 11

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal
    "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."  -- Satchell PaigeInteresting juxtaposition.  President Obama announces plans to become the first sitting president to visit Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima -- the very…
  • May 6

    Obama's Mic Drop In Flint

    Obama's Mic Drop In Flint
    "And this kind of thinking -- this myth that government is always the enemy; that forgets that our government is us -- it’s us; that it’s an extension of us, ourselves -- that attitude is as corrosive to our democracy as the stuff…
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
  • May 24

    Tort Law in the Laboratory

    Tort Law in the Laboratory
    Theodore Eisenberg and Christoph Engel, Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 116 (2016), available at SSRN.Mark GeistfeldEmpirical study of the law is important,…
  • May 23

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?
    Suzanne Goldberg, Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).Clifford RoskyFor several decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have debated whether laws…
Rank this Week: 335

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    The Example of Stephen A. Dougla

    The Example of Stephen A. Dougla
    While Donald Trump continues to use the bully pulpit as a pulpit to bully, Mitt Romney is getting pressure to enter the race as a third-party candidate.  Conservatives in the "Never Trump" camp are realizing that Romney (despite his…
  • May 22

    Is Sanders stupid or simply a coward?

    Is Sanders stupid or simply a coward?
    As readers of my previous posts are well aware, I am extremely critical of Senator Sanders for his abject refusal even to suggest that anyone defining him/herself as a "political revolutionary" might do what, say, Hamilton Madiaon, and Jay…
  • May 22

    Will the US survive?

    Will the US survive?
    I presume I have your attention with a suitably over-the-top title.  That being said, imagine the following altogether realistic situation (because it's the one we're in):  The two likely candidates appear to be loathed by most of…
Rank this Week: 314

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    East Lansing Riot Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional

    East Lansing Riot Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional
    This one got our attention. A district court judge in East Lansing struck down a township ordinance making it a crime to to stand within 300-feet of a fire and not report it to police.The so-called "riot" ordinance was designed to curb the…
  • May 17

    Regulation Crowdfunding

    Regulation Crowdfunding
    StartEngine Co-Founder Ron MillerYesterday a new set of SEC rules took effect that could be a game-changer in the way start-up projects obtain venture capital. The new rules, known as Regulation Crowdfunding, are the culmination of a…
  • May 13

    The Artificially Intelligent Lawyer

    The Artificially Intelligent Lawyer
    Baker Hostetler, a large law firm with offices in cities across the country, has announced it will harness technology in IBM's "Watson" to assist its lawyers with bankruptcy research. The Big Law firm has partnered with Ross Intelligence to…
Rank this Week: 308

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/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 330

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/
  • May 23

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied
    Sure, one or the other is maybe a typo.  On the other hand, maybe not.  Because once you start lying. . . .It's from Foster v. Chatman, the opinion about racially-motivated peremptory challenges released today by SCOTUS.…
  • May 22

    The Eye of the Beholder

    The Eye of the Beholder
    “The time has come," the Walrus said,      “To talk of many things:Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--     Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--      And whether…
  • May 18

    And One to Grow On

    And One to Grow On
    Seven years.  Good god.  I've been writing this thing for seven years now.  First post was May 18, 2009.  When I post this, it will be number 1252.  There are another couple of hundred I've started but abandoned, half…
Rank this Week: 414

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: 477

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
Rank this Week: 988

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: 904

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/
  • May 24

    Bernie and Ralph

    Bernie and Ralph
    Let’s talk about Bernie Sanders and Ralph Nader. I have enormous respect for what both men have been trying to tell us. I also have enormous respect for Nader’s willingness to plow his earnings back into the effort to improve many…
  • May 19

    When More Law is Too Much – a Case of Airport Exce

    When More Law is Too Much – a Case of Airport Exce
    A proposal before the Albany County legislature makes it a crime to “interfere[] with or fail[] to submit” to the United States Transportation Security Administration inspection protocols.  It would become a crime to turn…
  • May 14

    Forthcoming Speaking Engagement

    Forthcoming Speaking Engagement
    May 17, 2016, 12:00 noon at Albany Public Library, Albany, NY May 24-25, 2016, Demos’ Money in Politics Legal Convening, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia June 1, 2016, 5:30 p.m., League of Women Voters of Albany County,…
Rank this Week: 837

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/
  • May 24

    Update: Effective Dates, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set in Lifeline Overhaul

    Update: Effective Dates, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set in Lifeline Overhaul
    Just last week we reported on the FCC’s overhaul of the Lifeline program. The Commission’s sweeping decision has now been published in the Federal Register. As frequent visitors here know, that publication does a couple of things.…
  • May 23

    Major Changes in the Works on the Business Data Services (a/k/a Special Access Services) Front

    Major Changes in the Works on the Business Data Services (a/k/a Special Access Services) Front
    Investigation of BDS tariff provisions, further data analysis lead to new standards and a proposed new regulatory regime The market for special access service – also known by some (including the FCC) as “business data…
  • May 21

    And the NSMA Fellow Award Goes To …

    And the NSMA Fellow Award Goes To …
    FHH lawyer and CommLawBlog contributor Mitchell Lazarus recognized The National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA) is an organization of “like minded individuals who take spectrum and regulatory issues very seriously.” Many of…
Rank this Week: 737

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 731

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 27

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer
    The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed a bill restricting the ability of independent transmission developer to exercise their power of eminent domain. The House passed House Bill 2448 by a 63-33 vote. If passed by the Iowa Senate,…
Rank this Week: 1157

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: 946

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 3

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action
    The California Supreme Court is reviewing the mixed cause of action conundrum in Baral v. Schnitt (2015) 233 Cal.App.4th 1423. According to the Court’s docket, the issue is whether the SLAPP statute, Code of Civil…
Rank this Week: 1185

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/
  • Feb 14

    Divagaciones sobre la muerte de Scalia (1936-2016)

    Divagaciones sobre la muerte de Scalia (1936-2016)
    Parece mentira que tuviera 79 años (a mi me parecía que estaba como congelado en la meseta de aparentar 65). Ayer murió Antonin "Nino" Scalia, personajón de la Corte Suprema. Escribimos alguna vez sobre el…
  • Dec 30

    Regalo de fin de año: curso online sobre el Código Civil

    Regalo de fin de año: curso online sobre el Código Civil
    Para despedir el año con los lectores de este blog quisimos socializar algo que nos llevó muchísimo tiempo preparar en 2015, y que fue escalando hasta ser tomado y completado por centenares de personas en todo el…
  • Dec 22

    El ABC de los DNU

    El ABC de los DNU
    Temporada de DNUS dijimos en nuestras meditaciones institucionales sobre el fin de c3po. También concuerda con ello Ruiz Nicolini en El Estadista y concede Garavano. No sucederá a corto plazo -especialmente si son DNUs…
Rank this Week: 732

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

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

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 1074

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

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

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Oct 28

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

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

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage

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

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context
    If the alleged abuse happened in a country where reporting protocol is not established—or you have a multi-jurisdictional nightmare—or abuse that is historic—it may not be clear whether and how to report. All reports…
Rank this Week: 807

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/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 945

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 25

    Denying Undeniable Racism

    Denying Undeniable Racism
    by Michael DorfMonday's SCOTUS ruling in Foster v. Chatman--finding that Georgia violated Timothy Foster's right to a capital trial before a jury selected without racial bias--makes no new law. The majority opinion of CJ Roberts methodically…
  • May 24

    Trump in May is Different from Trump in April, But He is Always Scary and Dangerou

    Trump in May is Different from Trump in April, But He is Always Scary and Dangerou
    by Neil H. BuchananWhat do people in other countries think about the possibility that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States?  What, for that matter, must they think about a country with a major party that would…
  • May 23

    Trump's SCOTUS List and the Garland Nomination

    Trump's SCOTUS List and the Garland Nomination
    by Michael DorfWhat, if anything, is wrong with a presidential candidate releasing a list of the names of his or her prospective SCOTUS nominees, as Donald Trump recently did?The most obvious objection to the list is that it politicizes…
Rank this Week: 1664

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2838

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
Rank this Week: 1925

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • May 23

    The Thin Pink Line: Policing Gender at Every Corner

    The Thin Pink Line: Policing Gender at Every Corner
    Hofstra University law professors Joanna L. Grossman and Grant M. Hayden explain how recent controversies over same-sex marriage, transgender use of bathroom, and differentiated high school graduation attire for males and females reflect a…
  • May 22

    Prosecutors Coercing Defendants to Contribute to the Prosecutor’s Favorite Charitie

    Prosecutors Coercing Defendants to Contribute to the Prosecutor’s Favorite Charitie
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda comments on a practice by federal prosecutors of settling some cases by requiring defendants to pay money to specific charities—organizations that tend to support the present…
  • May 19

    (Yet) Another Obamacare Lawsuit Raises Issue Whether the House Can Sue the President

    (Yet) Another Obamacare Lawsuit Raises Issue Whether the House Can Sue the President
    Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar discusses a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare) that recently succeeded in a lower federal court. That challenge, brought by the U.S. House of Representatives,…
Rank this Week: 3602

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: 1689

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 16

    Schools Often Paint Special Needs Parents as “Crazy” or “Unreasonable”

    Schools Often Paint Special Needs Parents as “Crazy” or “Unreasonable”
    The link below was on Huffington Post, and shows how parents who fight and advocate for their children with special needs are often characterized by the school as overbearing, unreasonable, or even “crazy.” It’s a good…
  • May 18

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right
    Last week I wrote about your child’s special education “stay put” rights when Due Process is filed, and discussed how the right to extend “stay put” all the way through the appeals process was currently being…
Rank this Week: 1762

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • May 23

    The Civil War Within Conservative Media

    The Civil War Within Conservative Media
    Though it’s not been well analyzed by mainstream reporters, the so-called conservative media have been split down the middle by the Donald Trump phenomenon.  Outlets like the Drudge Report, Breitbart, and the Washington Times have…
  • Apr 5

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality
    The recent announcement by Netflix that it has been reducing the video quality of its programs on mobile networks for years – something the new net neutrality rules prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from doing – has…
  • Mar 7

    The Interesting – and Refreshing – Voice of David Stockman

    The Interesting – and Refreshing – Voice of David Stockman
    Perhaps the most interesting opinions these days about things economic and political come from David Stockman, the former Republican congressman from Michigan and head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Reagan. In…
Rank this Week: 3639

Constitution

Constitution

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

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

    Libertarian judge candidate

    Libertarian judge candidate
    After reviewing the list of judicial candidates from Trump, I started to try to put together a list of libertarian lawyers and judges that might be proposed by the Libertarian Party nominee. I can't find a list anywhere, and have…
  • May 18

    Trump candidates for Supreme Court

    Trump candidates for Supreme Court
    Today presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump released a list of eleven candidates for the U.S. Supreme Court. I list them here with links to more information about them and my brief comments on their fitness.Steven Colloton -- Iowa.…
  • May 13

    Answer to objections to sortition

    Answer to objections to sortition
    This post opposing sortition seems to assume direct random selection from the general population, when historical sortition systems have never worked that way. They alternated sortition with a screening stage, a system I…
Rank this Week: 3999

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
  • May 20

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceUnited States Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska delivered this address during the Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference on May 17, 2016.Featuring:Hon. Dan Sullivan, United States…
  • May 20

    Disparate Impact: Reducing Innovation in the Workplace? 5-17-2016

    Disparate Impact: Reducing Innovation in the Workplace? 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceThe slogan "Personnel is policy" reflects the principle that hiring the right people is one of the most important things that employers do. An employer with an innovative approach to bringing on…
  • May 20

    Are Patents Under Attack in the Supreme Court? 5-17-2016

    Are Patents Under Attack in the Supreme Court? 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceAs Congress debates controversial patent legislation that some say will undermine patent rights, has the U.S. Supreme Court been steadily eroding the scope and enforceability of patents for the…
Rank this Week: 2448

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/
  • May 13

    Soaking Up Some CLE

    Soaking Up Some CLE
    I spoke today at TexasBarCLE’s Soaking Up Some CLE Program on South Padre Island—one of my favorite places to visit. My topic was “Jury Charges in Commercial Cases.” For anyone interested, my slidedeck appears here.…
  • Apr 4

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…
    No, the headline isn’t a lead-in for an appellate lawyer joke. In all seriousness, I’m announcing my nomination to run for treasurer of the Austin Bar Association. This race will be contested, as one other candidate was also…
  • Jan 29

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?
    As a young attorney, others advised me that, barring conflicting Texas Supreme Court precedent, Texas intermediate-appellate court holdings constituted the law of Texas. Naturally, with 14 appellate districts covering the great expanse we…
Rank this Week: 1340

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/
  • May 13

    Tenth Amendment and Nursing Equals The Most Respected Profession

    Tenth Amendment and Nursing Equals The Most Respected Profession
    The United States Constitution has many 21st century impacts on our daily lives that are almost never thought about.  At a time of growing federal regulation of our lives, there remain areas of life where the 10th Amendment, reserving…
  • May 13

    ADDA ELDRIDGE: FOUNDING MOTHER OF ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL NURSING

    ADDA ELDRIDGE: FOUNDING MOTHER OF ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL NURSING
    The story of Adda Eldredge, Founding Mother of Illinois Professional Nursing does not include battlefields or the hospitals near them, like the stories of Florence Nightingale, Dorothea Dix or Mary Ann Bickerdyke.  Her work to…
  • May 11

    Mother Bickerdyke: A Nurse Among General

    Mother Bickerdyke: A Nurse Among General
    During the early 1860’s Florence Nightingale was getting the world’s first professional nursing school started in London. In the United States, in 1861, Dorothea Dix was appointed Superintendent of the Union Nurses serving in the…
Rank this Week: 2671

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • 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…
  • May 10

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm
    On May 2, 2016, California Berry Cultivars, LLC (CBC) sued the University of California, Davis for breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition in connection with the flagship agricultural…
  • Oct 13

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit
    On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not entitled to copyright protection under the U.S. Copyright Act. Bikram’s Yoga College of India v.…
Rank this Week: 2738

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • May 6

    How can it have been so long since I last posted? Answer – too much to do, too little time!

    How can it have been so long since I last posted? Answer – too much to do, too little time!
    Yesterday I was complaining to Courtney and Will that we needed to get writing. “Why haven’t you two been posting anything to the blog? It’s not like there isn’t interest out there about our cases and the law…
  • Feb 3

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

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

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case
        We have joined with the Spence Law Firm out of Jackson, Woming and Paul Winward of Boise to represent the family of slain Council rancher Jack Yantis. An interview discussing the case is available from Channel 7 News here. Not…
Rank this Week: 1536

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
  • May 5

    Weird Law of the Day: California Penal Code 598 - Hating on Swallow

    Weird Law of the Day: California Penal Code 598 - Hating on Swallow
    Today's weird law is the strangely specific California Penal Code section 598, which states:Every person who, within any public cemetery or burying ground, kills, wounds, or traps any bird, or destroys any bird's nest other than swallows'…
  • May 4

    Weird Law of the Day: California Penal Code 597h - Animals Attached to Power Propelled Device

    Weird Law of the Day: California Penal Code 597h - Animals Attached to Power Propelled Device
    Here's an interesting California law I stumbled across recently.  Penal Code section 597h states:a) It shall be unlawful for any person to tie or attach or fasten any live animal to any machine or device propelled by any power for…
  • Apr 29

    Oklahoma State Legislators! Please Make These Changes to Your State's Law

    Oklahoma State Legislators! Please Make These Changes to Your State's Law
    My Facebook and Twitter accounts were abuzz yesterday with reports of this recent opinion by the Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma in which the Court held that a juvenile defendant was not guilty of forcible sodomy under Oklahoma law…
Rank this Week: 2165

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/
  • Apr 29

    FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING IN IOWA

    FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING IN IOWA
    In my blog posts, when I write about a specific crime, I usually inform my readers about a class of that crime.  For example, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, whether it is a Class A felony or a Class D felony.  Today, I…
  • Apr 26

    ARSONS IN IOWA

    ARSONS IN IOWA
    Today, Des Moines Register reported about six fires that happened in Iowa. In this post, I want to explain how Iowa law defines the crime of arson. According to Section 712.1 of the Iowa Code, Arson is defined as causing a fire or…
  • Apr 21

    Iowa Fraud Law

    Iowa Fraud Law
    Recently, I blogged about theft laws in Iowa. One of the ways to commit theft in Iowa is to engage in “fraudulent practices”. Fraudulent practice is more commonly known as fraud.  In Iowa, there are a lot of different ways a…
Rank this Week: 2230

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: 2469

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 14

    Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

    Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79
    Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest serving member of the current Supreme Court, died yesterday at the age of 79. Nominated by President Reagan in 1986, and confirmed by the Senate 98-0, Scalia will be remembered for his legal…
  • Jan 14

    What is a “natural-born citizen”?

    What is a “natural-born citizen”?
    Donald Trump is at it again.  Trump led a birther movement for people who were skeptical of President Obama’s birthplace, even though his birth certificate clearly states that he was born in Hawaii.   It was an…
Rank this Week: 3199

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

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

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing

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

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

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

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
Rank this Week: 3173