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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: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    Today the court hears oral argument in two cases. The first is Packingham v. North Carolina, which asks whether a ban on social media use by sex offenders violates the First Amendment. Amy Howe previewed the case for this blog. Another…
  • Feb 26

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the February 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. The…
  • Feb 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Taylor v. Extendicare Health Facilities, Inc. 16-825 Issues: (1) Whether the Federal Arbitration Act or the “federal policy favoring arbitration” requires courts to discriminate in favor of…
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/
  • Feb 24

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week
    That’s according to the Town Hall Project, which reports There are no events within 75 miles of your zip, the closest one is 118 miles away. That would be Brian Mast (Republican, FL-18). Good on him. Shame on the rest … Continue…
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 27

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Americans should prepare to spend more time traveling abroad (assuming they will be allowed in)

    Americans should prepare to spend more time traveling abroad (assuming they will be allowed in)
    A story in the Washington Post details the idiotic behavior of the United States in nearly preventing a distinguished French historian of the Holocaust (who apparently is originally Egyptian) from entering the United States at the Houston…
  • Feb 23

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II
    Four days ago, I posted in this space some reflections about a very good conference I’d just attended at the University of San Diego Law School’s Center for the Study of Originalism.  The core of my reflection concerned a…
  • Feb 23

    The Anti Head of State

    The Anti Head of State
    One fascinating aspect of the Trump Administration is that the President is functioning as the antithesis of a traditional head of state.  Think about a country where the head of state and head of government roles are divided (for…
Rank this Week: 42

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Virginia criminal defense – Beware dealing with probation agent

    Virginia criminal defense – Beware dealing with probation agent
    Being convicted of a crime is no picnic. When a probation agent is involved, the picnic can seem to gather even more red ants. Talk about potential and actual sentencing with criminal defendants often focuses so much on the length of active…
  • Feb 25

    In criminal defense, take nothing for granted & seize the opportunitie

    In criminal defense, take nothing for granted & seize the opportunitie
    Many criminal & DWI defendants at first may feel like they have been thrown to the lions. Beyond the veneer of smiling prosecutors, police and judges in the courthouse, is a criminal justice system ready to eat alive those who go to court…
  • Feb 24

    With Trump, Colorado & Washington may become less the marijuana paradises they were

    With Trump, Colorado & Washington may become less the marijuana paradises they were
    With Trump as president, Colorado and Washington state may become less the marijuana paradises they were, Yesterday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer informed the press of possible increased federal enforcement in the states, of the…
Rank this Week: 88

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Canada's Supreme Court Will Review Two Trinity Western Law School Case

    Canada's Supreme Court Will Review Two Trinity Western Law School Case
    On Feb. 23, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear appeals in Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) (summary of case) and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, et. al.…
  • Feb 27

    Kashmir Court Employees Must Offer Regular Prayers At Proper Time To Get Raise

    Kashmir Court Employees Must Offer Regular Prayers At Proper Time To Get Raise
    According to WIO News, the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir has told court employees that their annual salary increases will turn on their offering prayers regularly and at the prescribed times. Ibrahim Zia,…
  • Feb 27

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Satvinder Juss, Back to the Future: Justiciability, Religion, and the Figment of 'Judicial No-Man's Land', (Public Law Issue 2, April 2016, pp. 198-206).John D. Inazu, Law, Religion, and the Purpose of the…
Rank this Week: 99

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Call for Papers: European Junior Faculty Forum

    Call for Papers: European Junior Faculty Forum
    The WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the European University Institute, and the London School for Economics and Political Science invite submissions for the Inaugural Annual European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence, to…
  • Feb 23

    ACLU's David Cole on Constitutional Change

    ACLU's David Cole on Constitutional Change
    Check out Ben Wofford's interview at Politico with David Cole (Georgetown), the ACLU's recently appointed legal director. Cole talks about the ACLU agenda for the Trump presidency, and, drawing on his book, Engines of Liberty, and his essay…
  • Feb 22

    Federal Judge Enjoins California AB1687 Prohibiting Publication of Entertainers' Age

    Federal Judge Enjoins California AB1687 Prohibiting Publication of Entertainers' Age
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a brief Order in IMBD v. Becerra, federal district judge Vince Chhabria enjoined California AB 1687, added as §1798.83.5, stating that "it's difficult to…
Rank this Week: 104

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: 121

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 27

    Ask Your Doctor About The Wellspring Committee (and Nominee Neil Gorsuch)

    Ask Your Doctor About The Wellspring Committee (and Nominee Neil Gorsuch)
    By Diane KleinIf your television viewing habits are anything like mine, you have seen, and wondered at, what appears to be a commercial for Judge Neil Gorsuch.  The 30-second spot, called "Jane," features Jane Nitze, identifed as…
  • Feb 25

    Finally, Someone Else asks "Is the Supreme Court a Court?"

    Finally, Someone Else asks "Is the Supreme Court a Court?"
    By Eric SegallReaders of this Blog, or those who follow me on Twitter or elsewhere, probably know that I've devoted much of my career, and a full length book, to the argument that the Supreme Court is actually not a "Court," as we generally…
  • Feb 24

    Trump's Muslim Travel Ban 2.0 Will Be Magical

    Trump's Muslim Travel Ban 2.0 Will Be Magical
    by Michael DorfAccording to a story in The Hill on Wednesday, the White House has decided to wait until next week to release a revised Executive Order (EO) to (presumably) replace EO 13769, which has been stayed in the courts. Exactly what…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Feb 27

    Being Interconnected

    Being Interconnected
    Drucilla Cornell & Karin van Marle, Ubuntu Feminism: Tentative Reflections, 36 Verbum et Ecclesia (2015).Margaret DaviesFor a number of years, Drucilla Cornell has been studying and reflecting upon ubuntu,1 an African term expressing the…
  • Feb 24

    A Compassion for the Law

    A Compassion for the Law
    Susan Bandes, Compassion and the Rule of Law, 13 Intl. J. Law in Context (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Mark KendeU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced a roadblock to confirmation because she had once said in a speech,…
  • Feb 23

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?
    Toni M. Massaro, Helen L. Norton & Margot E. Kaminski, Siri-ously 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment, Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThe goal of “Strong Artificial…
Rank this Week: 304

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/
  • Feb 2

    Judge Gorsuch and the Rule of Law in His Own Word

    Judge Gorsuch and the Rule of Law in His Own Word
    “It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives.” Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, January 31, 2017 Over the next few months there will be a great battle over President Trump’s…
  • Jan 31

    The Constitution, Art. I Section 1: All Legislative Power Granted to the Congre

    The Constitution, Art. I Section 1: All Legislative Power Granted to the Congre
    All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. This is the first sentence of the Constitution.  It appears quite simple.  The…
  • Dec 14

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II
    When reflecting on the first ten amendments to the American Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, focus is often on the great freedoms of religion, speech, press and the right to bear arms.  The Bill of Rights became 225 years old on…
Rank this Week: 238

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: 260

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: 420

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 10

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”
      By Heather DeSerio The subject of what life keeps in store for artists’ legacy when they are no longer around to protect their works is of increasing interest to auction houses, galleries, heirs and artists themselves. On…
  • Jan 31

    In Other News: Allegory, Fakes, HEAR Act, Synergy and Street Art

    In Other News: Allegory, Fakes, HEAR Act, Synergy and Street Art
    * * * Old Masters Faked The 2011 private sale involving a “modern forgery” was undone five years later, when Sotheby’s auction house recognized that it sold the work under a false attribution to…
  • Dec 21

    “Legs”: Art Law Issues Stand Out in a New Documentary

    “Legs”: Art Law Issues Stand Out in a New Documentary
      By Adelaide Dunn* In Sag Harbor, NY, a fiery local debate over a prominent artwork, which started in 2008 and still rages on, has led residents to consider exactly what it means to live in a small town with a big personality. Legs: A…
Rank this Week: 389

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
  • Feb 10

    Remarks by Vice President Michael R. Pence 2-4-2017

    Remarks by Vice President Michael R. Pence 2-4-2017
    These remarks were given by the Honorable Michael R. Pence, Vice President of the United States on February 4, 2017, at Congress Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vice President Pence was welcomed by Eugene B. Meyer, President of the…
  • Feb 10

    Combating Federal Overreach 2-4-2017

    Combating Federal Overreach 2-4-2017
    2017 Annual Florida Chapters ConferenceThis panel, Combating Federal Overreach, was held on February 4, 2017, at the 2017 Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's BoardWalk Inn at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista,…
  • Feb 10

    Address by Senator Mike Lee 2-4-2017

    Address by Senator Mike Lee 2-4-2017
    2017 Annual Florida Chapters ConferenceThis address by the Honorable Mike Lee (U.S. Senator, Utah) was given on February 4, 2017, at the 2017 Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's BoardWalk Inn at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake…
Rank this Week: 437

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
  • Feb 3

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"
    Professor Lash graduated from Yale Law School and served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Afterward, he joined the University of Illinois from Loyola Law School Los…
  • Jan 26

    William H. J. Hubbard, "Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India"

    William H. J. Hubbard, "Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India"
    "A Different Kind of Supreme Court? Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India" Part of Chicago's intellectual tradition is a willingness to take nothing for granted. Comparative study of legal institutions often reveals to us exactly how…
  • Jan 5

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
Rank this Week: 394

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/
  • Feb 27

    Put A Lid On The Basket Of Deplorable Supporter

    Put A Lid On The Basket Of Deplorable Supporter
    Depending on the poll, there are between 38-42% of the American people who still approve of the vulgar talking yam.  This is roughly the same percentage of Americans who don't believe in evolution, by the way.  These…
  • Feb 22

    Baseball Is The Perfect Game

    Baseball Is The Perfect Game
    My heart skips a beat every time I enter a ballpark and see the perfect symmetry of the infield diamond enveloped by the wide swath of green outfield grass.  I love the meandering pace of the game, the sport's connection to its own…
  • Feb 21

    Resist Trump -- Play Ball!

    Resist Trump -- Play Ball!
    As the talking orange turd that lurks in the White House seeks to delegitimize truth, justice and the American Way, it is critical that we #resist by protesting, mobilizing and organizing.  We must insist on truth and push…
Rank this Week: 654

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 26

    NC House Approves Eminent Domain Bill

    NC House Approves Eminent Domain Bill
    The N.C. House voted 104-9 to approve a ballot question for a constitutional amendment limiting the power of eminent domain. The amendment would ban eminent domain in cases where government seizes property only to sell it to a private…
  • Feb 25

    California Considering Eminent Domain Amendment

    California Considering Eminent Domain Amendment
    The California legislature is considering a bill that could increase the likelihood condemnees will be reimbursed its litigation expenses. Under the current law, a condemnee can recover litigation expenses, such as attorneys’ and…
  • Feb 20

    $2.3 Million Victory

    $2.3 Million Victory
    I tried an eminent domain case last week in Bucks County, PA. The condemnor – the PA Turnpike Commission – alleged the property was worth $850,000. We alleged on behalf of the property owner that the property was worth $2.3…
Rank this Week: 656

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/
  • Feb 24

    FCC Drops 40-Mile FM Translator Siting Cap for AM

    FCC Drops 40-Mile FM Translator Siting Cap for AM
    As anticipated, the FCC adopted at its February 23 meeting a rule change to ease FM translator siting restrictions for AM owners. (The FCC signaled previously that such a change was forthcoming by releasing a draft decision three weeks before…
  • Feb 23

    ATSC 3.0 NPRM Adopted

    ATSC 3.0 NPRM Adopted
    The FCC has adopted its anticipated Notice of Proposed Rule Making looking toward allowing television broadcasters to transition from the present ATSC 1.0 technical standard to the new, recently developed ATSC 3.0 standard. ATSC 3.0 is…
  • Feb 23

    Wi-Fi Holds its Breath as FCC OKs LTE-U

    Wi-Fi Holds its Breath as FCC OKs LTE-U
    Wi-Fi is one of the great technological successes of our age. It gives fast, reliable data transmission by anyone for any purpose. No FCC license is needed. No single provider controls the technology. The equipment is inexpensive and…
Rank this Week: 970

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/
  • Feb 24

    Felon in Possession of a Fire Arm? Avoid Facebook!

    Felon in Possession of a Fire Arm? Avoid Facebook!
    It’s Friday and Fridays call for FREE legal advice! So here goes… If you are a convicted felon it is illegal to possess a firearm under federal law. Apparently, Israel Torres, the leader of a Patriot movement group in Phoenix,…
  • Feb 23

    State v. Tipton – Oral Argument Iowa Supreme Court

    State v. Tipton – Oral Argument Iowa Supreme Court
    The post State v. Tipton – Oral Argument Iowa Supreme Court appeared first on Stowers & Sarcone, PLC .
  • Feb 22

    Interdiction Case Win at the Iowa Court of Appeal

    Interdiction Case Win at the Iowa Court of Appeal
    Today, the Iowa Court of Appeals released its opinion in State v. Campbell. Dean Stowers of our firm, Stowers & Sarcone, PLC, argued this case in the District Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals. The Iowa State Patrol stopped Mr. Campbell…
Rank this Week: 914

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/
  • Feb 21

    Investing in the Environment

    Investing in the Environment
    The White House isn’t explaining government’s environmental options. The environment is the crux of emerging industry. It doesn’t just enable us to breathe better and protect our children’s lives. It is a growing…
  • Feb 14

    Labor Economic

    Labor Economic
    The White House isn’t explaining what’s happening to jobs. I once taught labor economics, an issue close to my heart. To some extent, labor is like any other commodity and that’s the problem. Jobs go wherever business can…
  • Feb 7

    Pledge Drive and Public Radio

    Pledge Drive and Public Radio
    I wrote this commentary assuming it would be extra incentive to contribute. Instead it is a time for celebration and appreciation. A one-day fund drive – WOW. So let me say a bit about some of the things that your contributions…
Rank this Week: 827

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
  • Jan 19

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo
    by Lauren A. Khouri, Associate Attorney at Correia & Puth, PLLCThis week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the U.S.…
  • Jan 19

    A Legacy Worth Defending

    A Legacy Worth Defending
    by Christopher Wright DurocherLast week saw the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division release what amounts to a valedictory report on policing for the Obama era, detailing findings that Chicago Police Department…
  • Jan 18

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity
    by K. Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law SchoolAs the incoming Trump administration prepares to take office, many Obama era policy initiatives find themselves in the crosshairs of the new administration and the Republican…
Rank this Week: 570

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
  • Dec 6

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit
    The New York Times reports that Wells Fargo has been using arbitration clauses in its contracts with customers to defeat claims that the bank set up false accounts for customers:Ms. Zeleny, a lawyer who lives outside Salt Lake City and opened…
  • Dec 6

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent
    It's always a pleasant surprise to see legal disputes that involve fish for nonsensical reasons, particularly fish-related disputes that may be heard by the United States Supreme Court. Cases involving salmon are of particular interest (see,…
  • Nov 29

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?
    One of President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities when appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia is to select a justice who will "defend the Second Amendment." Commentators forecast that Trump's nominee will be pro-Second…
Rank this Week: 1171

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: 1145

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: 1066

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: 1161

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: 1088

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

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

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

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

    Davenport strip club to remain open

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

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

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 760

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Feb 27

    New Poll Shows Support For Muslim Ban Declining – Except Among White Evangelical Christian

    New Poll Shows Support For Muslim Ban Declining – Except Among White Evangelical Christian
    Liz HayesWall of SeparationWhile President Donald J. Trump reportedly is expected to issue a new executive order impacting immigration on Wednesday, a newly released poll shows support for temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United…
  • Feb 24

    Unrepentant Theocrats In Michigan Seek Church-State Union – And Monarchy

    Unrepentant Theocrats In Michigan Seek Church-State Union – And Monarchy
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationStephen K. Bannon, a controversial adviser to President Donald J. Trump, yesterday laid out his plan to “deconstruct” (read: destroy) government during a speech to the Conservative Political Action…
  • Feb 23

    South Dakota Legislators Stave Off Anti-Evolution Bill

    South Dakota Legislators Stave Off Anti-Evolution Bill
    Liz HayesWall of SeparationGood news for the integrity of science and church-state separation in South Dakota: The state House Education Committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have opened the door to teaching “intelligent…
Rank this Week: 2765

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Feb 27

    Voluntary police program at heart of Trump immigration policy

    Voluntary police program at heart of Trump immigration policy
    In one executive order from January and in separate DHS guidelines published last week, the Trump administration is counting on local police officers to act as immigration agents. But will these efforts gain traction in a contentious…
  • Feb 27

    How we wound up with the Constitution’s only term limits amendment

    How we wound up with the Constitution’s only term limits amendment
    On this day in 1951, the 22nd Amendment was ratified, limiting the number of terms served by the President. The move ended a controversy over Franklin Roosevelt's four elected terms to the White House.
  • Feb 26

    How one telegram helped to lead America toward war

    How one telegram helped to lead America toward war
    On this day in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson learned of a shocking piece of paper that made America’s entry into World War I inevitable. And current research shows the Americans didn’t know everything German diplomats intended.
Rank this Week: 2761

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Feb 26

    Visas: The Historical and Legal Precedent

    Visas: The Historical and Legal Precedent
    Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, professor Ronald D. Rotunda explains the legal precedent behind the executive’s power to restrict visas for non-U.S. citizens to enter the United States. Rotunda points out that the recent…
  • Feb 23

    What Are We to Make of the First Month of the New Trump Administration in Constitutional Perspective?

    What Are We to Make of the First Month of the New Trump Administration in Constitutional Perspective?
    University of Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar provides answers to some common questions about the Trump Administration from a constitutional perspective. Specifically, Amar addresses what is a constitutional crisis and…
  • Feb 22

    The Real Religious Liberty Deficits Right in Front of U

    The Real Religious Liberty Deficits Right in Front of U
    Marci Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania and leading church/state scholar, outlines what the United States must do to restore true religious liberty under the First Amendment,…
Rank this Week: 3738

Law and Humanities Blog

Law and Humanities Blog

An independent blog supporting law and humanities activities and scholarship, including the work of the Law and Humanities Institute. Posts discuss law and the arts, law and history, and occasionally law and social sciences, and law and science. The blog posts calls for papers, news of conferences, special events, and other items of interest to those in the field.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2120

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2988

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Oakland County Marijuana Dispensaries Beware

    Oakland County Marijuana Dispensaries Beware
    Ever since Michigan passed the medical marijuana act back in 2008, any lawyer truly in the loop of the new law would advice clients that pot dispensaries are illegal. Different county prosecutors handled the new and innovative law in…
  • Feb 10

    Ninth Circuit Limits Chief Executive's Powers on Immigration

    Ninth Circuit Limits Chief Executive's Powers on Immigration
    In the State of Washington vs President Donald J. Trump, the Chief Executive's power to legislate via executive order has been successfully challenged through two levels of federal court proceedings. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld…
  • Jan 30

    Federal Judge With Michigan Ties Blocks Deportation

    Federal Judge With Michigan Ties Blocks Deportation
    New York federal judge Ann Marie Donnelly was born in Royal Oak, MI and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She went to law school at Ohio State.Over the weekend, her previously low-key tenure on the bench of the United States…
Rank this Week: 4901

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Through the hellhole

    Through the hellhole
    Through the hellhole As a leading futurist organization, we are frequently asked how can the world, or the U.S., avoid economic collapse. People who ask that are usually disappointed when we answer, we can't. The only …
  • Feb 13

    The president can restrict immigration

    The president can restrict immigration
    In a February 2, 2017, column, Andrew Napolitano posted an article, The President and Immigration, https://www.creators.com/read/judge-napolitano/02/17/the-president-and-immigration, in which made the following incorrect statements:The…
  • Jan 12

    How "global warming" is misunderstood

    How "global warming" is misunderstood
    One of the most persistently misunderstood concepts in public discourse is "global warming". That misunderstanding is part of the reason the fashionable term now is "climate change", which could of course mean almost anything. But I have not…
Rank this Week: 4052

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?

    Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?
    February 17, 2017 – Susan Crawford and Jon Brodkin, a tech policy reporter for Ars Technica, discuss how the open internet, broadband expansion, and security regulations will fare under the new administration.
  • Jan 26

    Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC

    Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC
    January 24, 2017-Tom Wheeler, the recently departed chairman of the FCC, took aim at an idea to streamline the agency, saying that it was a “fraud” to say that it was “modernizing” the agency and suggested that it is…
  • Jan 26

    Interview on Marketplace Tech

    Interview on Marketplace Tech
    January 23, 2017-During his time as head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler pushed for internet providers to deliver information at equal speeds. But companies have pushed back against this idea of net neutrality. Wheeler…
Rank this Week: 2632

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

    La Corte Argentina frente a la Corte Interamericana: la resolución de no-cumplimiento del caso Fontevecchia

    La Corte Argentina frente a la Corte Interamericana: la resolución de no-cumplimiento del caso Fontevecchia
    El caso "Editorial Perfil": el tramo doméstico y el tramo internacional.Recordemos brevemente lo que necesitamos saber del caso. Hace mucho, Menem no reconocía públicamente a Menem Jr. La Revista "Noticias"…
  • Feb 7

    El juicio de Highton y la cláusula over 75

    El juicio de Highton y la cláusula over 75
    La cláusula de los 75 añosIntroducida en 1994, está en el último párrafo del art. 99 inc. 4 de la CN, que viene hablando dle nombramiento de jueces, y luego dice:Un nuevo nombramiento, precedido de igual…
  • Jan 26

    Breve catálogo anotado de cursos online de Derecho

    Breve catálogo anotado de cursos online de Derecho
    MOOC es acrónimo de Massive Open Online Course -en español a veces se los llama COMAs-. La clave es que sean cursos totalmente online, abiertos -no necesariamente "gratis"-.Hay varias plataformas que imparten Moocs gratuitos y/o…
Rank this Week: 1659

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4906

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Feb 9

    Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS

    Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS
    What does ethics mean? Different people have varying views of its definition. Clearly, what is ethical and what is lawful are not always the same.  For instance, prior to the Civil War, slavery was legal, yet many people rightly and…
  • Nov 10

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court
    Justice Scalia died nearly nine months ago.  His seat remains vacant.  Republicans have denied President Obama’s nominee a hearing, instead claiming that it was too late in his term to be able to make such a critical…
  • Oct 11

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century
    In 1894, the Supreme Court heard two parties argue over a patent for a new rug design.  In Dunlap v Schofield (1894), $250 was at stake.  The Court has not heard another design patent case until today.  In Samsung Electronics…
Rank this Week: 3241

The Legal Conservative

The Legal Conservative

Discusses law and cases from a conservative perspective. By the Woodring Law Firm.

http://www.woodringlawfirm.com/legal_conservative_blog
Rank this Week: 5016

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/
  • Jan 28

    The New Colossu

    The New Colossu
    How naïve he'd been, thought the Optician.  How naïve.  Because there would always be greater sorrow, deeper and more unfathomable than any of us could ever imagine.Emma Jane Kirby, The Optician of Lampedusa.* * * *…
  • Dec 14

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law
    Some true stories:A judge told me (off the record) that when it comes down to it, he finds cops more credible than lay witnesses.Another judge told me (off the record) that if it had been a DUI he'd have granted the defendant's motion and…
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
Rank this Week: 4077

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/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 1968

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/
  • Jan 21

    Chicago, New York Heading in Opposite Directions on Crime; Where Does Milwaukee Stand?

    Chicago, New York Heading in Opposite Directions on Crime; Where Does Milwaukee Stand?
    To judge by some of the political rhetoric last fall, violent crime must be surging in our nation’s cities. Is that true? The answer may depend on which city you are talking about, and which neighborhood within that city. Consider the…
  • Jan 16

    Book Release Tomorrow!

    Book Release Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow, Jan. 17, I’ll be at Boswell Books in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. for an event to mark the release of my new book, Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up
    Ringing in the new year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its data on prisoners in the United States in 2015. After rising consistently for about four decades, the U.S. prison population (state and federal combined)…
Rank this Week: 3313

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/
  • Jan 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
  • Jan 3

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument
    Happy New Year! After seeing my recent post on how I’m using my iPad Pro for appellate arguments, the good folks at the Texas Bar Journal asked if I’d like to publish a version of it in print. That version appears in the…
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
Rank this Week: 5159

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/
  • Jan 10

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?
    Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published decision,…
  • Aug 2

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

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

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
Rank this Week: 1480