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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/
  • Jul 25

    [Eugene Volokh] The reverse Streisand effect

    [Eugene Volokh] The reverse Streisand effect
    From O’Kroley v. Fastcase (6th Cir.) (some paragraph breaks added): Colin O’Kroley googled himself and did not like the results. “Texas Advance Sheet,” an entry read, followed by the words “indecency with a child…
  • Jul 24

    [Ilya Somin] Identity politics and the perils of zero-sum thinking

    [Ilya Somin] Identity politics and the perils of zero-sum thinking
    In an excellent recent post, co-blogger David Bernstein explains how both racists and many left-wing anti-racists make the mistake of falling into the trap of zero-sum economic reasoning: too often, they assume that one racial or ethnic group…
  • Jul 23

    [Ilya Somin] The politics of Star Trek

    [Ilya Somin] The politics of Star Trek
    The Institute for Humane Studies Learn Liberty website recently published a post I wrote on the politics of Star Trek. Here’s an excerpt: It’s hard to generalize about a franchise that has run for fifty years, spanning dozens of…
Rank this Week: 8

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On August 4 at 12 p.m., the DC Bar will host the next installment of its monthly seminar series on issues and cases before the Court. Andrew Grossman and John Paul Schnapper-Casteras will focus on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, last…
  • Jul 25

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    At his eponymous blog, Lyle Denniston reports that last week the Obama administration “launched a nationwide plea for advice — technical, practical, legal and even religious — on ways to settle the bitter controversy over…
  • Jul 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Flytenow, Inc. v. Federal Aviation Administration 16-14 Issue: (1) What, if any, deference is due an agency’s interpretation when it predominately interprets terms of common law in which courts, not…
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/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 17

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: 67

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
Rank this Week: 76

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: 75

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Paul T. Babie, Australia and Australian External Territories in Brill, Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (July 2016).Melissa Crouch, Promiscuity, Polygyny and the Power of Revenge: The Past and Future of Burmese…
  • Jul 25

    Church Directional Sign On Public Property Did Not Violate Establishment Clause

    Church Directional Sign On Public Property Did Not Violate Establishment Clause
    In Tearpock-Martini v. Shickshinny Borough, (MD PA, July 22, 2016), a Pennsylvania federal district court dismissed an Establishment Clause challenge to the action of a borough council that voted to permit a sign on a public property…
  • Jul 24

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Turner v. Sidorowicz, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93339 (SD NY, July 18, 2016), a New York federal district court dismissed an inmate's complaint that he was removed from the kosher diet meal plan after he allegedly took food from the…
Rank this Week: 222

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/
  • Jul 14

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2
    If you read what I wrote yesterday (The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depends), and if you didn't, follow that link and go there now, I'll wait, then you've gotten the basic test for when trial counsel fucks up so badly that someone…
  • Jul 13

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend
    The correct answer to every legal question, I regularly say, is "It depends."  I have a lawsuit, don't I?  It depends.The drugs will be suppressed, won't they?  It depends.That means there's reasonable doubt, doesn't it?…
  • Jul 5

    From the Ashes of War

    From the Ashes of War
    In Central Park the other day, Connor Golden stepped on something that blew up.  He was 18.He was taken to the hospital where his leg was amputated below the knee.Police are still investigating to determine who put the explosive…
Rank this Week: 202

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 24

    The Demographic Both Party Platforms Missed: Child Sex Abuse Victim

    The Demographic Both Party Platforms Missed: Child Sex Abuse Victim
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses how the Republican and Democratic platforms deal with child sex abuse. Hamilton reveals that both parties fail to provide adequate support for child sex abuse victims.
  • Jul 21

    Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Fiasco

    Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Fiasco
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, explains why Melania Trump’s plagiarism fiasco might not simply fade away, and he argues that it reveals more about Donald than Melania. Dean dissects the situation and the bogus…
  • Jul 20

    Can Criminal Justice Reform Survive Cleveland?

    Can Criminal Justice Reform Survive Cleveland?
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies laments the revival of the “law and order” rhetoric triggered by the recent shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge and seized upon as common ground for Donald Trump and the GOP.…
Rank this Week: 338

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The purpose of this blog is to unite members of the legal profession, law professors, and students in a light-hearted, amicable discussion of anything from up-and-coming SCOTUS decisions to the issues facing lawyers given the ever-changing legal market.

http://thelegalmusing.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 330

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: 340

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 25

    Cruz, Trump, Betrayal, and Contract Law

    Cruz, Trump, Betrayal, and Contract Law
    by Neil H. BuchananAnyone who was looking for a change of "tone" (or something like that) after the Republican convention was quickly disabused of the idea that anything can change in the world of Donald Trump.  The legitimacy conferred…
  • Jul 23

    The 2016 Election, the Supreme Court and the Problems of Life Tenure

    The 2016 Election, the Supreme Court and the Problems of Life Tenure
    By Eric SegallThe 2016 Presidential election will almost certainly have a major and dramatic impact on the political direction of the United States Supreme Court. Donald Trump has promised to nominate conservative Justices, and the list of…
  • Jul 22

    How Many Do-Overs Will Trump's Enablers Try to Give Him?

    How Many Do-Overs Will Trump's Enablers Try to Give Him?
    by Neil H. Buchanan"Who would even think such a thing, much less decide that it was a good idea to say it out loud in front of millions of viewers?"  As I followed coverage of the Republican National Convention, I asked myself that…
Rank this Week: 433

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/
  • Jul 22

    Raising Kaine: Clinton Disappoints With VP Pick, But I'm Still With Her

    Raising Kaine: Clinton Disappoints With VP Pick, But I'm Still With Her
    Hillary Clinton could have chosen a chimpanzee to be her running mate and I would still support her.  The stakes in this election are too high.  If nothing else, the last few Days of Dystopia, aka the Republican National…
  • Jul 7

    Business As Usual While Police Kill Black Men

    Business As Usual While Police Kill Black Men
    #Shitdoesntjusthappen"I think he's just black in the wrong place."  -- Valerie CastileRepublicans on Capitol Hill, determined to validate their conspiracy theories, are grilling the FBI Director over his recommendation to not indict…
  • Jun 23

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold
    In 2006, the Mets were one pitch away -- albeit, a nasty, possibly unhittable Adam Wainwright curveball (that Carlos Beltran watched for strike three with the bases loaded, but I digress) -- from making the World Series.  That…
Rank this Week: 435

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 8

    See you on LinkedIn

    See you on LinkedIn
    Alain Leibman writes: We have endeavored from the outset of this blog to offer thoughtful, possibly useful, and occasionally provocative analyses of developments in the criminal law, a time-intensive effort.  Regrettably, a busy workload…
  • Mar 18

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?
    Alain Leibman writes: Matthew Stiegler, a Philadelphia attorney, has a terrific blog dedicated to reporting on, and thoughtfully analyzing, developments in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, called the CA3blog.  Matthew has written a…
  • Jan 30

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry
    Alain Leibman writes: Those of you who follow, or at least sporadically read, this blog know that it attempts to treat in a considered way important issues facing the white collar bar and our clients.  Still, like any blog, it exists…
Rank this Week: 445

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/
  • Jul 25

    Classing up the Agency

    Classing up the Agency
    Administrative Conference of the United States, Aggregate Agency Adjudication, Final Report (June 9, 2016) Administrative Conference of the United States, Administrative Conference Recommendation 2016-2, Aggregation of Similar Claims in…
  • Jul 22

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?
    Leah M. Litman, Taking Care of Federal Law, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1289 (2015).Peter ShaneThe passing of Justice Antonin Scalia removes from the Supreme Court its most strident modern advocate of the “unitary executive”…
  • Jul 21

    Culture as Keystone

    Culture as Keystone
    Gwendolyn Gordon, Culture in Corporate Law or: A Black Corporation, a Christian Corporation, and a Māori Corporation Walk into a Bar ... , 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 353 (2016).Marcia L. McCormickRecent Supreme Court decisions that embrace…
Rank this Week: 540

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair
    The new issue of The Nation, a magazine to which I've subscribed for at least 35 years (and have published in over many of those years) has a "special convention issue" with the overall title, on the cover, "We Still Need a Future to Believe…
  • Jul 23

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform
    From the Republican Party Platform:We are the party of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Declaration sets forth the fundamental precepts of American government: That God bestows certain inalienable rights on every…
  • Jul 23

    Trump and American Moral Leadership

    Trump and American Moral Leadership
    It has been a staple of presidential rhetoric, on both sides of the aisle, to hold up the American example as a model for others (even though there is of course disagreement about the degree to which the United States lives up to its own…
Rank this Week: 515

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Back from vacation, and ready to rumble

    Back from vacation, and ready to rumble
    Thanks again to my staff for all their help during my brief vacation with my family in Korea. I am back, recharged, and ready to rumble in court, with a full trial schedule awaiting me.
  • Jul 20

    On the power of losing one’s ego

    On the power of losing one’s ego
    Judging is weakening. I am not talking about judgment, which is what good judges must exercise rather than judging. We constantly judge. Just recently, I judged that an unsmiling and at first barely talking cabdriver was unfriendly to the…
  • Jul 17

    Jon Katz returne July 22 from vacation

    Jon Katz returne July 22 from vacation
    My family and I are visiting my wife’s native Korea. While having a great vacation, my blog entries will be few to none until my July 22 return.
Rank this Week: 529

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/
  • Jul 16

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

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

    Please Support Clemency Petition of Adam Clausen

    Please Support Clemency Petition of Adam Clausen
    With a wonderful group of Marquette law students, I have been working this year to help about a dozen federal prisoners apply for clemency (sentence reduction) from President Obama. All but one are applying through Clemency Project 2014 as…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 513

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: 646

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: 504

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: 617

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Prosecutor's Blue Book

    The Prosecutor's Blue Book
    Full disclosure: as criminal defense lawyers, we would certainly appreciate getting our hands on the so-called "Blue Book"; a practice manual rumored to circulate among federal prosecutors. One of the primary topics allegedly covered in the…
  • Jul 20

    Supreme Court Holds Pandora Users Not Imbued With Privacy

    Supreme Court Holds Pandora Users Not Imbued With Privacy
    Readers of this Blawg are familiar with our view that persons who call things up on the Internet with keystrokes on their computer do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy as to their on-line activity. The Michigan Supreme Court…
  • Jul 15

    Oakland Family Court Judge to Challenge Misconduct Finding

    Oakland Family Court Judge to Challenge Misconduct Finding
    Special Master Dan RyanFallout for Oakland Family Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca on the Tsimhoni parental alienation case continued this month with the release of the Special Master's report to the Judicial Tenure Commission. The report made…
Rank this Week: 755

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
Rank this Week: 1107

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 950

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
  • Jul 20

    Policing and Race: The Role of Law

    Policing and Race: The Role of Law
    by Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, Director of the Policing Project and author of the forthcoming book, Unwarranted:  Policing Without Permission (Farrar Straus and Giroux…
  • Jul 19

    Decoding the Thurmond Rule

    Decoding the Thurmond Rule
    by Harsh Voruganti, Founder and Principal of the Voruganti Law FirmAs of today, July 15, 2016, there are currently 84 vacant Article III federal judgeships across the country, with over a dozen more that will come open in the next few months.…
  • Jul 19

    After 40 Years, Is It Time to Reconsider Absolute Immunity for Prosecutors?

    After 40 Years, Is It Time to Reconsider Absolute Immunity for Prosecutors?
    by Bidish Sarma, an attorney who represents individuals sentenced to death and other harsh punishments including life without parole. He previously worked as a clinical teaching fellow at the Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic and staff…
Rank this Week: 1207

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: 836

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/
  • Jul 19

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective
    Juan Cole’s post putting the contributions of Europeans and European-Americans in historical and worldwide perspective is well worth reading, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/stephen-people-civilization.html. I always thought humility…
  • Jul 19

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United
    This is the third in a series on Money in Politics. Last time we discussed the difficulty of getting the Court to overrule Citizens United. Because of that, several constitutional amendments have been proposed as joint resolutions and…
  • Jul 17

    A Better Response to Nice

    A Better Response to Nice
    Here’s a post from Juan Cole that explains why many of the politicians are not being smart in their reactions to the carnage in Nice, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/france-gandhian-response.html
Rank this Week: 875

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jul 6

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

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?
    Substantive Due Process and the “Shocks the Conscience” Test Many of us know of the substantive due process test of “shocks the conscience” and the very high hurdle it presents for section 1983 plaintiffs in cases in…
  • Jun 7

    Shotgun Pleadings and Section 1983: The Eleventh Circuit Speaks Out

    Shotgun Pleadings and Section 1983: The Eleventh Circuit Speaks Out
    Background Many of us know that the Supreme Court’s decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 566 U.S.  662 (2009), was a game-changer in announcing a heightened pleading requirement of “plausibility” in federal courts. [It was…
  • May 2

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution (VII): Recent Decisions from the Sixth, Seventh and Tenth Circuit

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution (VII): Recent Decisions from the Sixth, Seventh and Tenth Circuit
    Background I blogged on March 24, 2016, about the Supreme Court’s recent grant of certiorari in Manuel v. City of Joliet, 136 S. Ct. 890 (2016), arising in the Seventh Circuit, to address whether and when the Fourth Amendment can serve…
Rank this Week: 742

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1250

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/
  • Jun 28

    Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration En Banc: Why Bother?

    Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration En Banc: Why Bother?
    While appearing rhetorical, there is a very good reason to bother. My firm recently turned an appellant’s partially favorable result into full relief on rehearing. In doing so, we utilized the Texas appellate procedure rules, which…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 857

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: 1160

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Jun 14

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

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

    Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016

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

    What is legal “standing”?

    What is legal “standing”?
    In order to bring a suit to court, a person, or plaintiff, must demonstrate that they have been harmed, or will be harmed, and therefore, the court must take corrective action.  Standing, or locus standi, limits lawsuits to…
Rank this Week: 903

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
  • Jun 14

    A Look Back, and a Look Forward: A Discussion with Three Former SEC Commissioners 6-1-2016

    A Look Back, and a Look Forward: A Discussion with Three Former SEC Commissioners 6-1-2016
    Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupThree former SEC Commissioners reflect on their tenures at the SEC and also provide their perspectives on several of today’s most important financial regulatory issues and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1143

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: 891

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: 845

The First: First Amendment…

The First: First Amendment Project's Weblog

Covers First Amendment Issues. From the First Amendment Project.

http://www.thefirstamendment.org/blog/
  • Dec 21

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil
    The latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine includes an interview with Jytte Klausen about her new book on the Danish cartoons crisis and why Yale University Press chose to publish it without any illustrations. Index on Censorship…
  • Oct 13

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable
    Yep. Believe it or not, the Ralph Lauren model above has not been manipulated. At least not by me. By Ralph's fashion empire. He placed her in a slightly different context however. Note the body types though. Spot any differences?I cannot…
  • Sep 7

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?
    An article in the New York Times, China Web Sites Seeking Users’ Names, reveals a new intrusion by Chinese authorities. This argument against anonymity has been made here in the United States as well. Recently Google revealed the name of a…
Rank this Week: 778

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/
  • Jul 22

    10+ GHz for 5G: FCC Expands Spectrum Frontiers for Fifth Generation Connectivity

    10+ GHz for 5G: FCC Expands Spectrum Frontiers for Fifth Generation Connectivity
    U.S. aims to get ahead of the rest of the world in advanced wireless technology. As we’ve reported, the FCC has been hard at work on the regulatory regime for future wireless “5G” technologies, which promise blindingly fast…
  • Jul 19

    Update: Comment Deadlines Announced in Alien Ownership Inquiry

    Update: Comment Deadlines Announced in Alien Ownership Inquiry
    Last month we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) through which the FCC is seeking comment on the way it processes proposals involving reportable levels of foreign ownership. The NPRM has now wended its way into the Federal…
  • Jul 17

    Wheeler Takes Retrans Re-Tooling Off the Table

    Wheeler Takes Retrans Re-Tooling Off the Table
    Chairman blogs that FCC will not be modifying “totality of the circumstances” test on his watch. In the long-running retransmission consent war pitting broadcasters against MVPDs, a major threat to the status quo has been averted:…
Rank this Week: 3394

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Jul 22

    Bad Idea: Trump Repeats Call To Let Churches Endorse Candidate

    Bad Idea: Trump Repeats Call To Let Churches Endorse Candidate
    Simon BrownWall of SeparationRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump reiterated his desire to change a federal law that prohibits houses of worship from endorsing candidates during his speech last night at the Republican National…
  • Jul 21

    Cruz Control?: Texas Senator Says Religious Freedom Protects Atheists, Muslim

    Cruz Control?: Texas Senator Says Religious Freedom Protects Atheists, Muslim
    Sarah E. JonesWall of SeparationIt should surprise no one that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) mentioned religious freedom in his speech to the Republican National Convention last night. The former presidential candidate won the Values Voter…
  • Jul 20

    United In Prayer?: S.C. Pastor Seeks Unity Through Christian Invocation At Republican Convention

    United In Prayer?: S.C. Pastor Seeks Unity Through Christian Invocation At Republican Convention
    Simon BrownWall of SeparationYou’ve probably noticed that the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland has seen its share of controversies so far. But here’s one thing you may not have seen: A South Carolina pastor who…
Rank this Week: 2010

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
  • Jul 19

    Pokemon Go Players: Beware of Binding Arbitration!

    Pokemon Go Players: Beware of Binding Arbitration!
    Unless you've been living under a rock or avoiding the outdoors for the past several weeks, you have probably heard of Pokemon Go, a smartphone app developed by Niantic. Pokemon Go compels 20-somethings to wander through my neighborhood…
  • Jul 12

    Hutson & Harris: "Don't Eat Your Weed"

    Hutson & Harris: "Don't Eat Your Weed"
    From the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, I learned of this excellent video from Will Hutson and Chris Harris of the Texas law firm, Hutson & Harris:As the surprisingly talented attorneys note, destruction of evidence can put somebody on a…
  • Jul 11

    Police Body Cameras: Not a Cure-All, But a Step in the Right Direction

    Police Body Cameras: Not a Cure-All, But a Step in the Right Direction
    The Wall Street Journal has this article from last week on police body cameras and the Alton Sterling shooting. The Journal notes that while footage of the shooting was captured on video, body cameras that the police officers were…
Rank this Week: 2197

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/
  • Jul 18

    Lo que dice el Comité DDHH de ONU sobre Argentina

    Lo que dice el Comité DDHH de ONU sobre Argentina
    La semana pasada aprecieron las conclusiones preliminares de la revisión períodica que le tocó a Argentina en el Comité de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. El informe puede descargarse en este enlace (.docx) y…
  • Jul 16

    Tres jueces debaten el caso de Chris Froome

    Tres jueces debaten el caso de Chris Froome
    Hechos del caso Junto con la versión audivisual de arriba, hacemos una rápida síntesis de lo que pasó.El Tour de France es una carrera de tres semanas que tiene sus etapas mas decisivas -de cara a la…
  • Jul 11

    Tarifas en la Corte (bonus track)

    Tarifas en la Corte (bonus track)
    Escribimos ahora una ampliación más pensando "a futuro" el tema del fallo platense que analizamos en el último post. Hacíamos allí algo de perspectiva, que a su turno también ensayaron notas del fin…
Rank this Week: 1270

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    How to get people today to adopt sound reforms?

    How to get people today to adopt sound reforms?
    How to get people today to adopt sound reforms?That is the question many concerned people ask themselves as they try to develop and sell reforms that would actually work.People today are distracted by many entertainments. Many consider…
  • Jun 13

    FonetA new, simplified phonetic alphabet…

    FonetA new, simplified phonetic alphabet for EnglishJon RolandCONSONANTSFonet lowerFonet upperIPA lowerExampleIn…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3975

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

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

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3640

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide

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

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance

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

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
    Sept. 22, 2015–Marvin Ammori, for Slate Magazine, highlights the women who fought for and won net neutrality. Susan Crawford is commended for her leadership in the public debate. 
Rank this Week: 2315

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1357

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

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

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?

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

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?

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

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

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa
    The constant increase of minors with possession of fake IDs has become a large scale pandemic around America. An article published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental showed that in a study of approximately 1,000 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2264