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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    ABA annual meeting to host Court-related event

    ABA annual meeting to host Court-related event
    The annual meeting of the American Bar Association, which will take place from August 8 through August 10 in Boston, will include several events of interest to Court watchers.  On August 8 this blog’s Rory Little will moderate a…
  • Jul 27

    District court strikes down last ban on carrying a gun in public

    District court strikes down last ban on carrying a gun in public
    The nation’s last total ban on carrying a gun in public — a local handgun law in Washington, D.C. — has been struck down by a federal judge in a case that took almost five years to decide.  The ruling in Palmer v.…
  • Jul 25

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Athena Cosmetics, Inc. v. Allergan, Inc. 13-1379 Issue: Whether, under Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs’ Legal Committee, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act impliedly preempts a private…
Rank this Week: 13

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

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 28

    The Other Marriage Debate: Who Gets To Perform The Ceremonies?

    The Other Marriage Debate: Who Gets To Perform The Ceremonies?
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationIn some states, it can be difficult to legally get a wholly secular official to perform your marriage ceremony. As the debate over same-sex marriage moves through the courts, a quieter legal challenge is also under…
  • Jul 25

    Texas Textbook Troubles: Lone Star State Grapples With Tome Review Process – Again

    Texas Textbook Troubles: Lone Star State Grapples With Tome Review Process – Again
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationWorse yet, TFN learned that more than a dozen academics at Texas universities applied to be on the panels but were rejected. Among them are the chair of the History Department at Southern Methodist University and…
  • Jul 24

    Swedish Pitfall: Private School Voucher Program Failing Oversea

    Swedish Pitfall: Private School Voucher Program Failing Oversea
    Simon BrownWall of SeparationThanks to vouchers, more Swedish children attend private, (mostly) for-profit schools than any other developed nation on the planet, but as Slate reported those students have performed abysmally on standardized…
Rank this Week: 3788

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Eid al Fitr Begins Today; White House Issues Greeting

    Eid al Fitr Begins Today; White House Issues Greeting
    Today is the beginning of Eid al Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. (Background from Huffington Post). The New York Times reports that today's start of the Eid was confirmed last night by the area's Roohat-e-Hilal Committee, or…
  • Jul 28

    Second Florida Trial Court Invalidates State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban; Stays Order

    Second Florida Trial Court Invalidates State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban; Stays Order
    In Pareto v. Ruvin, (FL Cir. Ct., July 25, 2014), a Florida state trial court in Miami-Dade County held that Florida's ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment's due process and equal protection clauses.  While ordering…
  • Jul 28

    Church Challenges Town's Zoning Law

    Church Challenges Town's Zoning Law
    Liberty Institute announced the filing last week of a RLUIPA challenge to the zoning ordinance of the town of Bayview, Texas. The complaint (full text) in Cornerstone Church by the Bay v. Town of Bayview, Texas, (SD TX, filed 7/22/2014),…
Rank this Week: 33

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 28

    A Text So Clear It's Invisible

    A Text So Clear It's Invisible
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses last week's dueling D.C. Circuit and 4th Circuit opinions respectively invalidating and affirming the authority of the IRS to extend refundable tax credits to people purchasing health…
  • Jul 25

    19th Century Contract Formalism From a Unanimous 21st Century Supreme Court

    19th Century Contract Formalism From a Unanimous 21st Century Supreme Court
    by Michael DorfNext week, I'll once again be speaking at the annual Practicing Law Institute Supreme Court Review session (in-person in NYC, group-cast in Atlanta and Cleveland, and also available via webcast). I'll be participating in…
  • Jul 24

    Veganism, Year Six: The Familiar and the Unfamiliar

    Veganism, Year Six: The Familiar and the Unfamiliar
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananOn July 24, 2008, I posted "Meat, Dairy, Psychology, Law, Economics," here on Dorf on Law, in which I described how I had decided to become an ethical vegan, after several years of having been a vegetarian. …
Rank this Week: 521

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Jul 28

    The Supreme Court’s evolving record on capital punishment

    The Supreme Court’s evolving record on capital punishment
    The debate over the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment dates back to the Founding Fathers, and recent court decisions have confirmed the practice as constitutional, but with limitations.
  • Jul 27

    Silas Deane: Founding Father, spy, and Loyalist?

    Silas Deane: Founding Father, spy, and Loyalist?
    This week marks the anniversary of the odd, tragic story of Silas Deane, a Founding Father who was later banned from America and died under mysterious circumstances.
  • Jul 26

    Marking the 24th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

    Marking the 24th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act
    On July 24, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act, a landmark law made possible by one pioneering activist.
Rank this Week: 3287

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 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
  • Jul 25

    Recognition Without Consent

    Recognition Without Consent
    Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 1276 (2014).Carlos BallRelationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance
    Allison K. Hoffman, Health Care Spending and Financial Security After the Affordable Care Act, N.C.L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Amy MonahanToo often, discussions about health insurance coverage are one-dimensional, and focus…
Rank this Week: 337

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 27

    Federal Appeals Courts Divide Over Obamacare Subsidies—and Over “Textualism”

    Federal Appeals Courts Divide Over Obamacare Subsidies—and Over “Textualism”
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf discusses two federal appeals courts’ recent diverging decisions over Obamacare subsidies. Dorf contrasts the method of statutory interpretation used by the majority of a panel of the U.S.…
  • Jul 24

    Nixon’s Uses, Abuses and Muses on the Supreme Court

    Nixon’s Uses, Abuses and Muses on the Supreme Court
    John Dean, former counsel to the president, describes former President Richard Nixon’s views of, and influence on, the U.S. Supreme Court. In the process, Dean reveals some tidbits of information about Nixon that he discusses in greater…
  • Jul 23

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Strikes Again, But Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Strikes Out

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Strikes Again, But Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Strikes Out
    Cardozo Law professor Marci Hamilton comments on a recent statement by the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner that purportedly applies the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. to that state’s law.…
Rank this Week: 1121

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/
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
  • Jul 24

    Strategic Planning Made Easy

    Strategic Planning Made Easy
    Weird Al to the rescue: Easy to adapt for any law school. Bonus points if you can identify the band whose music this plays off. Mega-bonus points for anyone spotting the first firm to use this at a meeting without … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Jul 27

    Constitution’s Twenty-Fourth Amendment: Ending Poll Taxe

    Constitution’s Twenty-Fourth Amendment: Ending Poll Taxe
    After the Civil War, the vote was extended to members of all races by virtue of the 15th Amendment. In the former Confederate states, various laws were passed to inhibit the voting of former slaves.  Among those laws were…
  • Jul 23

    Halbig & King, Not Just About Obamacare, But Who Makes Our Law

    Halbig & King, Not Just About Obamacare, But Who Makes Our Law
    Obamacare is clearly not out of the legal woods, as demonstrated by the Federal Appeals Court decisions of Halbig v. Burwell[1] and King v. Burwell[2] both decided on the same day and reaching different results.   In Halbig the…
  • Jul 21

    Constitution’s 25th Amendment: Resolving Issues About the Vice-President

    Constitution’s 25th Amendment: Resolving Issues About the Vice-President
    When the Constitution was drafted in 1787, the office of vice-president was created as an afterthought, as a solution to potential problems with the Electoral College. The Constitutional Convention delegates were concerned that if there was…
Rank this Week: 3795

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
  • Jul 25

    Prisoners Tortured by the CIA Find Justice (In Europe)

    Prisoners Tortured by the CIA Find Justice (In Europe)
    A court handed down a huge victory yesterday, for two men who were rendered to a secret prison in Poland and tortured by the CIA. But it wasn't in an American court. And it wasn't the United States that was held to account. In two landmark…
  • Jul 25

    Afraid, Lawyerless, and Warehoused: The Mothers of Artesia

    Afraid, Lawyerless, and Warehoused: The Mothers of Artesia
    The road to Artesia from Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a scenic three-hour drive past pristine white sand dunes, through chilly, foggy mountain ranges, and across flat, open pampas spotted with yucca plants. Artesia, itself, is a dusty town of…
  • Jul 25

    Guantanamo's New Purgatory

    Guantanamo's New Purgatory
    This piece originally appeared at Defense One. Muhammad Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani sat at the center of the conference room table, his foot shackled to the floor. He had chosen to attend his Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing at the last minute,…
Rank this Week: 57

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 25

    Recently on JudicialNominations.org—The Week of July 21

    Recently on JudicialNominations.org—The Week of July 21
    by Rebekah DeHavenOn Monday, the Senate voted 94-0 to confirm Julie Carnes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.That same day, the Brennan Center for Justice released a report on court delays and unmanageable workloads in the…
  • Jul 25

    Federal Courts, Equitable Discretion, and the Continuing Problems with Lethal Injection

    Federal Courts, Equitable Discretion, and the Continuing Problems with Lethal Injection
    by Justin Marceau and Alan K. Chen. Marceau is an associate professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a former public defender in Arizona. Chen is the William M. Beaney Memorial Research Chair and Professor of law at the…
  • Jul 24

    Life after Shelby County: Revisiting Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Life after Shelby County: Revisiting Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    by Franita Tolson, Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law; Faculty Advisor, Florida State University College of Law ACS Student ChapterThe Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of…
Rank this Week: 346

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/
Rank this Week: 621

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 25

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?
    An hour and 57 minutes.He gasped some 650 times for all but the last 17 minutes or so.They gave him the fucking drugs a second time because, well, who knew if he'd ever die.It was torture said John McCain who knows a thing or two about…
  • Jul 24

    They Finally Tested the Fucking DNA. Nobody Cares What It Shows.

    They Finally Tested the Fucking DNA. Nobody Cares What It Shows.
    So now what happens?I'm talking about Doug Prade about whom I've written a couple of times before.  He's a former Akron cop.  In 1998 the jury said he was guilty of murdering his ex-wife, Margo.  Shooting her to death.…
  • Jul 19

    It's Complicated. And the Law of Rule

    It's Complicated. And the Law of Rule
    Like Judge Kopf, I was sent a copy of Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution by a publicist at Henry Holt & Company in the hope that I would review it.  And like Judge Kopf, but without the initial internal…
Rank this Week: 301

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
  • Jul 24

    2014 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-18-2014

    2014 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-18-2014
    Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter On July 18, 2014, Thomas Hungar of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Noel Francisco of Jones Day delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington,…
  • Jun 11

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014
    Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes | The Administrative Conference, together with The Federalist Society, the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice and Administrative Law and Regulatory…
  • Jun 11

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014
    Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes | The Administrative Conference, together with The Federalist Society, the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice and Administrative Law and Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 720

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 24

    Preguntas frecuentes sobre la cláusula RUFO (y respuestas infrecuentes)

    Preguntas frecuentes sobre la cláusula RUFO (y respuestas infrecuentes)
    ¿Qué es la cláusula RUFO? La cláusula RUFO (por Rights Upon Future Offers) da a los bonistas que resignaron parte de la deuda incumplida por Argentina y entraron al canje (holdin) un derecho a que su bono…
  • Jul 23

    Sobre una posible vía judicial para evitar el default

    Sobre una posible vía judicial para evitar el default
    A los efectos de este post hemos asumido que quien lee algo con este título está al tanto del contexto legal y económico del asunto y la coyuntura a hoy, 23 de julio de 2014. En cualquier caso, recomendamos leer esta nota…
  • Jul 18

    Difusión | Diploma sobre defensa internacional de los derechos humanos del CLADH

    Difusión | Diploma sobre defensa internacional de los derechos humanos del CLADH
    El Centro Latinoamericano de Derechos Humanos (CLADH), junto a Global Law Institute y la Escuela de Prácticas Jurídicas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, está organizando un curso online (a distancia) sobre la defensa…
Rank this Week: 466

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 24

    Congress Contemplates Cohabitation at 5.85-5.925 GHz

    Congress Contemplates Cohabitation at 5.85-5.925 GHz
    Bill would set timetable for unlicensed operation, deferred by FCC in April. The crack electrical engineers and spectrum policy experts elected to the U.S. Congress are considering a bill called the Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Readers may recall…
  • Jul 24

    Update: FCC Announces Form 477 Web Pages, Webinar

    Update: FCC Announces Form 477 Web Pages, Webinar
    Webinar on new filing interface for Form 477 to be held on August 6; FCC releases link to Form 477 filing resources. As we reported last month, the new Form 477 filing interface implemented as part of the Commission’s expansion of the…
  • Jul 24

    .media is The Message

    .media is The Message
    Calling all media-related folks interested in getting in on the ground floor of a new opportunity. The Top Level Domain (TLD) “.media” is now available. Come one, come all. For the measly sum of $39.99, you could lay claim to your…
Rank this Week: 3386

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 193

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 566

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Arizona reportedly botched the execution today of Joseph Wood III, the condemned prisoner who won a preliminary injunction against his execution at the Ninth Circuit, but then lost when the Supreme…
  • Jul 23

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his relatively brief opinion today in Burns v. Hickenlooper, Judge Raymond Moore enjoined Colorado officials from enforcing or applying Article II, Section 31 of…
  • Jul 23

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court yesterday vacated the Ninth Circuit ruling over the weekend that ordered the delay of a scheduled execution until the condemned prisoner received details from the state about the…
Rank this Week: 234

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!
     Attorney Will Young, an associate at Peterson Lawyers writes todays post on misdemeanor cases. So, you have been charged with a misdemeanor. You are probably feeling overwhelmed, nervous, and at least a little bit confused about the…
  • Jul 22

    Our New DUI Website is up - DUI in Idaho

    Our New DUI Website is up - DUI in Idaho
     We have been working on a new site specifically designed to provide more information for folks charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol - DUI. Click here to visit the site and learn even more about DUI in Idaho. The…
  • Jun 29

    Idaho State Police stop to check on temporary license gets tossed!

    Idaho State Police stop to check on temporary license gets tossed!
     Ever wonder why every drug arrest begins with a traffic stop? Because all too often the police stop first and provide some reason later! If the drug task force decides to effect an arrest, they call the ISP or locals and have them do a…
Rank this Week: 1753

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 23

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release
    In 1998, Wisconsin adopted what may have been the nation’s most rigid truth-in-sentencing law, eliminating parole across the board and declining to put into place any alternative system of back-end release flexibility, such as credits…
  • Jul 23

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation
    We expect a lot from our criminal-justice system, and we don’t seem very impressed with the results we are getting.  These are two of the notable lessons that emerge from the most recent Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin…
  • Jul 22

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available
    The Missouri Law Review has now published the final version of my article, “Not Just Kid Stuff? Extending Graham and Miller to Adults.”  Here is the abstract: The United States Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 1675

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

    An Open Letter To Kamala Harri

    An Open Letter To Kamala Harri
    Dear Madam Attorney General: I write to urge you to not appeal Jones v. Chappell, the recent federal court decision holding that the administration of California's death penalty is irrevocably dysfunctional, resulting in systemic delays in…
  • Jun 13

    George Bush's Iraq: The Long Reach Of The Pottery Barn Rule

    George Bush's Iraq: The Long Reach Of The Pottery Barn Rule
    "You are going to be the proud owner of 25 million people,' he told the president. 'You will own all their hopes, aspirations, and problems. You'll own it all."-- Secretary of State Colin Powell to President George W. Bush per Bob…
  • Jun 10

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream
    While outraged conservatives fear that President Obama's exchange of five Taliban prisoners for the release of POW Bowe Bergdhal will precipitate terrorist attacks from Islam Jihadists, they conveniently ignore the…
Rank this Week: 203

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 22

    Settler War in Palestine

    Settler War in Palestine
    Returning from a meeting of historians, I’ve been thinking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in historical terms. Israeli settlers in the West Bank are reminiscent of the movement of settlers to our own Indian frontier until the…
  • Jul 15

    Madame Butterfly

    Madame Butterfly
    I’ve been away for a week while conflict heated up in the Middle East. But all week I’ve been thinking about a different form of grief, death and cultural conflict. I spent the week in a summer community, a kind of Brigadoon…
  • Jul 8

    Religion, Health, Corporations, and the Court

    Religion, Health, Corporations, and the Court
    Last week the Supreme Court decided, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA, that Hobby Lobby, and other closely held profit making corporations, could claim religious exemptions from federal law, and they could withhold…
Rank this Week: 1437

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: 440

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

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

    New Scoring Method for Bar Exam Essay

    New Scoring Method for Bar Exam Essay
    Back in the summer of 1988, I took the bar exam along with hundreds of other lawyer hopefuls, then administered at one of MSU's convention halls near the Brody dormitory.  Thankfully, I passed on the first try.Back then, if you scored a…
  • Jul 15

    Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Getting SCOTUS Attention

    Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Getting SCOTUS Attention
    Last December, we blogged about federal judge Robert Shelby's ruling that Utah's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.  Between his December 20, 2013 ruling and when the SCOTUS suspended the ruling on January 6, 2014  -pending…
  • Jul 11

    350 Michigan Juvenile Lifers Will Remain in Prison

    350 Michigan Juvenile Lifers Will Remain in Prison
    Juvenile Lifer Raymond CarpIn 2012, the SCOTUS ruled in Miller v Alabama that state laws providing for life sentences for juveniles were unconstitutional.  Michigan is believed to have the most juvenile lifers in the nation; 350…
Rank this Week: 530

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

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

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jul 15

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”

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

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input
    Here is an interesting article from the Council On School Health about the importance of recess for all students in school — not just students in special education. The Council writes because recess for students generally is…
  • Jun 25

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School
    The Unites States Justice Department recently brought suit on behalf of an 8 year old boy with special needs — autism and encephalopathy — against a New Jersey school district.  The suit alleged that the School District…
Rank this Week: 3717

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jul 14

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution
    It came as no surprise when, in June, Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and 41 other U.S. senators, Democrats all, proposed a campaign finance amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010,…
  • Jul 10

    Dropping George Will Is a Bad Way To Arrest That Subscriber Decline, Post-Dispatch

    Dropping George Will Is a Bad Way To Arrest That Subscriber Decline, Post-Dispatch
    Even as such things are becoming commonplace, the sacking of George Will’s syndicated column by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sets a new low in mainstream journalism’s race to the bottom. In case you’re unfamiliar with the…
  • Jun 24

    The Human Element of War

    The Human Element of War
    If you like your politics unencumbered by doubt, you shouldn’t read Lone Survivor just as the ISIS is retaking parts of Iraq for which Americans once died.  You might have a hard time getting your moral and intellectual bearings at…
Rank this Week: 2613

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jul 11

    Recent Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Decisions in the Circuit

    Recent Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Decisions in the Circuit
    I blogged on September 7, 2012, and on July 29, 2013, about post-Iqbal pleading decisions in the circuits. This past year, I was, as usual, preparing the annual update for my treatise, CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES LITIGATION: THE LAW OF…
  • Jun 19

    Lane v. Franks: New Supreme Court Public Employee Free Speech Decision

    Lane v. Franks: New Supreme Court Public Employee Free Speech Decision
    Lane v. Franks: New Public Employee Free Speech Decision The Supreme Court, on June 19, 2014, handed down an important public employee free speech decision in Lane v. Franks (PDF), No. 13-483. The Court unanimously held, in an opinion by…
  • Jun 9

    A Section 1983 Primer (11): Statutes of Limitation and Continuing Violation

    A Section 1983 Primer (11): Statutes of Limitation and Continuing Violation
    In a much-read post of October 27, 2011,  entitled A Section 1983 Primer (5): Statutes of Limitations, I blogged about statutes of limitations in section 1983 cases. There I briefly discussed the complicated issues of (1) choosing the…
Rank this Week: 1932

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1990

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Anwar al Awlaki

    Anwar al Awlaki
    The issue with Anwar al Awlaki is not whether he was a citizen, or even where he was. If we examine the legal history of the right of due process, we find that it was not confined to citizens (or "subjects" in the English…
  • Jun 28

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Much has been written, and miswritten, on the Magna Carta. It expressed several key principles of law that were incorporated into the U.S. Constitution, and most other national and state constitutions. Of course, most of it is no…
  • Jun 24

    Intent of 14th Amendment

    Intent of 14th Amendment
    To my 2000 article Intent of the Fourteenth Amendment was to Protect All Rights I make the following clarifying points:1. The 14th Amendment did not confer U.S. citizenship on individuals born on U.S. soil, whose parents were not…
Rank this Week: 3687

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 28

    PA Considering Extending Time To Challenge Condemnation

    PA Considering Extending Time To Challenge Condemnation
    PA law requires that challenges to condemnations must be filed within 30 days of service of the Declaration of Taking. The document that is filed challenging the taking is called “Preliminary Objections.” HB 2387, currently being…
  • Jun 28

    PA Considering Amending Condemnation Fees And Expenses Reimbursement Statute

    PA Considering Amending Condemnation Fees And Expenses Reimbursement Statute
    The PA Senate is considering a bill which would make minor changes to the PA eminent domain statute providing for reimbursement for professional fees and expenses. Generally, PA requires reimbursement for up to $4,000 for those fees and…
  • May 31

    Tax Appeal Victory

    Tax Appeal Victory
    We recently had a significant victory in a large tax appeal case in Allegheny County, PA.  The property included 2 office buildings that were being transitioned from a single tenant to a multi-tenant property. There were 2 years under…
Rank this Week: 1637

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court

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

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?

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

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter
    This blog entry provides an analytical metric for double-checking assumptions about application of Civil Code section 1717 and contractual attorney fee awards.  As the case law demonstrates, it is easy to…
Rank this Week: 1082

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Jun 25

    Court rules warrant needed to search smartphone

    Court rules warrant needed to search smartphone
    In December, TeenJury reported that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear argument in a case to determine if police could search a suspect’s cellphone without first obtaining a warrant.  Today, the Court issued its unanimous…
  • May 4

    What is gerrymandering?

    What is gerrymandering?
    Democrats in Virginia are challenging redistricting maps drawn by Republicans, and they are expected to argue in court that the new boundaries of the state’s congressional districts were positioned unconstitutionally, and based largely…
  • Apr 13

    Retired Justice Stevens suggests six Constitutional amendment

    Retired Justice Stevens suggests six Constitutional amendment
    Justice John Paul Stevens served on the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. His recently published booked, entitled “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution,” addresses several controversial Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 1564

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 24

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

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
  • Jun 18

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
    The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular…
  • May 30

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website
    As co-chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section’s Website Committee, I am pleased to share that the Section’s completely revamped website is now live at www.tex-app.org. The redesigned site allows visitors easy access to…
Rank this Week: 1097

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower

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

    Will Congress Shield News Media?

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

    Can Smartphones Conceal Officials' Dumb Comments?

    Can Smartphones Conceal Officials' Dumb Comments?
    Public officials who say something stupid or corrupt often don't use their work computer. The device du jour for sending incriminating or embarrassing messages has become the "personal" computer or smartphone. Recent revelations…
Rank this Week: 3523

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Jun 13

    R. v. Spencer, 2014 SCC 43

    R. v. Spencer, 2014 SCC 43
    The accused, Matthew David Spencer, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of a police investigation using Limewire, an anonymous peer-to-peer file sharing software. Upon discovering an IP address which…
  • Mar 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20
    When the federal government passed the Abolition of Early Parole Act, three inmates serving sentences for first-time, non-violent offences argued that the retroactive application of such legislation infringed their right not to be…
  • Dec 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72
    The Respondents, a group of prostitutes and former prostitutes, argued that a number of Criminal Code provisions prohibiting expression and commercial activities relating to prostitution were in breach of Sections 7 and 2(b) of the Charter of…
Rank this Week: 4962

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

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

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

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

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

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

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 2257

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
  • Jun 5

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

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

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

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 547

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 18

    Increased Fines for Violations of North Carolina Seed Law

    Increased Fines for Violations of North Carolina Seed Law
    In 2013, the North Carolina legislature increased the maximum fine for violations of the state’s seed law from $500 to $10,000 per violation. See N.C. Session Law 2013-345, Senate Bill 455, An act to increase penalties for…
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
  • Mar 31

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
Rank this Week: 3240

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

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

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 731

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Apr 30

    School Vouchers Still Not Working

    School Vouchers Still Not Working
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeTaxpayers should not fund programs that claim to provide great opportunity for vulnerable students when they actually may provide a worse education.Legislators around the country continue to push for private school…
  • Apr 10

    Different Names, Same Problem

    Different Names, Same Problem
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese voucher schemes are growing fast: five new programs were enacted last year, six programs were expanded, and taxpayers in 14 states will lose $1 billion this year to unaccountable school voucher…
  • Mar 12

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeSeveral bills moved in state legislatures last week that encourage government-sanctioned prayer under the guise of “protecting” religious freedoms. In reality, these bills merely make it easier to…
Rank this Week: 3863

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

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

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 422

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

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

    New format opened April 14th

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

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

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

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

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 94

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 14

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?
    In an apparent bid for nostalgia to the late 19th century, the Tennessee Attorney General handed down an opinion on Wednesday that found Senate Bill 2580/House Bill 2476 would not be unconstitutional. The Bills propose to authorize…
Rank this Week: 3933