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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 28

    FCC Tweaks Designated Entity, Former Defaulter and Joint Bidding Rule

    FCC Tweaks Designated Entity, Former Defaulter and Joint Bidding Rule
    The FCC looks to plug loopholes in advance of the Incentive Auction. One never fails to marvel at the ingenuity of man. No matter what program, policy or rule the FCC adopts to further some worthy public interest goal, a clever gamesman…
  • Jul 28

    FilmOn Takes a Big Step Closer to Section 111 Eligibility

    FilmOn Takes a Big Step Closer to Section 111 Eligibility
    Federal judge in California declares Aereo clone potentially eligible for compulsory copyright license. Sometimes, getting there first doesn’t mean that you’re the winner. Just look at Aereo, whose innovative technology was going…
  • Jul 27

    The FCC’s Tower Approval Process: Round and Round It Goes, When Will It Stop? Nobody Knows!

    The FCC’s Tower Approval Process: Round and Round It Goes, When Will It Stop? Nobody Knows!
    FCC OK’s reopening of seemingly closed historic review process … eight years after the question is raised. Getting governmental approval to build a tower can take a long time. As a recent FCC decision demonstrates, it can take a…
Rank this Week: 3648

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/
  • Jul 28

    Commercial Lease Guaranties From Foreign Entities: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Security

    Commercial Lease Guaranties From Foreign Entities: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Security
    In connection with a commercial lease with an international company, a commercial landlord is often asked to accept U.S.-based subsidiary as the tenant entity.  The U.S. subsidiary often does not have independent financials or credit…
  • Jul 28

    Upcoming Speaking Engagement

    Upcoming Speaking Engagement
    Fourth Annual California EB-5 Conference Featuring Keynote Speaker Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Sheppard Mullin is proud to announce that both John Tishler and Michael Gibson will be participating as panelists at the…
  • Jul 7

    Changing Protected Status of Land Requires CEQA Compliance

    Changing Protected Status of Land Requires CEQA Compliance
    Paulek v. Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (Anheuser-Busch, LLC, Real Party in Interest) (6/19/2015, 4th Civil No. B253935) In Paulek v. Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority, the California…
Rank this Week: 689

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 28

    Transgender Women Are in a Fight for Their Lives. We Must Join Them.

    Transgender Women Are in a Fight for Their Lives. We Must Join Them.
    Nearly eight months into the year, 11 transgender women have been murdered. This has to stop. In February, we blogged about how seven transgender women had been murdered in the United States. Now, five months later, that number is up to 11.…
  • Jul 28

    A Surveillance Bill by Any Other Name Smells Just As Foul

    A Surveillance Bill by Any Other Name Smells Just As Foul
    An impressive coalition has formed to oppose a new surveillance bill masquerading as cybersecurity legislation. An impressive coalition has formed to oppose a new surveillance bill masquerading as cybersecurity legislation. Privacy and civil…
  • Jul 27

    Deported Migrants Are Stripped of Their Dignity. They Shouldn’t Also Be Stripped of Their Belongings.

    Deported Migrants Are Stripped of Their Dignity. They Shouldn’t Also Be Stripped of Their Belongings.
    The U.N. must call on the U.S. to stop deporting migrants without their belongings and return the property of those they did. Sisters Imelda and Sandy traveled to the U.S. to reunite with their families in New Jersey when Border Patrol…
Rank this Week: 66

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 28

    Environmental Time Wasted

    Environmental Time Wasted
    A news director at this station, about a decade ago, wanted me to engage in what some call pack journalism, to talk about whatever was occupying the press’s attention. I understood his point; people’s interest was already peaked.…
  • Jul 22

    Future Oriented Diplomacy Toward Iran

    Future Oriented Diplomacy Toward Iran
    We did something that infuriated Iranians in 1953 by organizing a coup removing their democratically selected Prime Minister. They did something that properly infuriated us in 1979 by taking our embassy staff hostage. George Bush announced…
  • Jul 16

    Link to Beeman on the Iran deal

    Link to Beeman on the Iran deal
    Here is a link to an article by Bill Beeman, Iran specialist and U. Minnesota anthropologist just back from a trip to Iran, that I think well worth reading: Iran Won the Vienna Accords By Agreeing to Stop What It Never Was Doing…
Rank this Week: 4793

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 28

    LegalEyes for July 28, 2015

    LegalEyes for July 28, 2015
    by Jim ThompsonJennifer Steinhauer at The New York Times writes about bipartisan congressional efforts to reform the outdated mandatory sentencing laws that have left our federal prisons overcrowded.In The National Law Journal, Karen Sloan…
  • Jul 27

    LegalEyes for July 27, 2015

    LegalEyes for July 27, 2015
    by Jim Thompson Frank Bruni at The New York Times discusses the failures of the Electoral College system, quoting John Koza, the well-known advocate for a national popular vote, and citing a FairVote study that confirmed candidates focus…
  • Jul 24

    LegalEyes for July 24, 2015

    LegalEyes for July 24, 2015
    by Jim ThompsonTerri Lively quotes ACS President Caroline Fredrickson in a Fortune article about our misguided views on overtime pay and the challenges this creates for working parents.   Heather Digby Parton reports at Salon about…
Rank this Week: 496

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
Rank this Week: 2184

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

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

    History wouldn’t favor third term for Obama, or most President

    History wouldn’t favor third term for Obama, or most President
    On Tuesday, President Barack Obama jested that he could win a third term in office, but that he was also glad he was constitutional barred from running. While Obama spoke in a context about African leaders, the comments caused discussion back…
  • Jul 28

    Federal court’s butt-dialing decision no joking matter

    Federal court’s butt-dialing decision no joking matter
    A recent federal court decision about accidental cellphone dialing, known popularly as “butt dialing,” raises some interesting privacy issues that could affect millions of people.
  • Jul 28

    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.
Rank this Week: 2233

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Same-sex marriage ruling put into formal effect

    Same-sex marriage ruling put into formal effect
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued the final order in the same-sex marriage cases, a document which formally puts that decision into effect.  The four-page order can be read here. Although the Court issued its ruling on June 26,…
  • Jul 28

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On July 29 at 1 p.m. the State & Local Legal Center will host a webinar on the recently ended Term’s police cases.  The discussion will feature Melissa Arbus Sherry and David Salmons. On September 16 at 7:00 p.m., Justice…
  • Jul 27

    Symposium: Does “one person, one vote” really mean what it says?

    Symposium: Does “one person, one vote” really mean what it says?
    Evenwel v. Abbott may wind up being the most important voting case in sixty years. Its political ramifications could rival those of Reynolds v. Sims, the 1964 case that established the principle of “one person, one vote” under the…
Rank this Week: 11

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 28

    Simplistic Moralism in the Greek Crisis, With a Few Thoughts About the Purposes of Bankruptcy

    Simplistic Moralism in the Greek Crisis, With a Few Thoughts About the Purposes of Bankruptcy
    by Neil H. BuchananThis week in Verdict, I am publishing a two-part column about the Greek/European economic and political crisis, which dominated the news until very recently.  Part One was published today, and Part Two will be…
  • Jul 27

    The Triumph of Chevron Step Zero?

    The Triumph of Chevron Step Zero?
    By Michael DorfTomorrow I will be speaking at the Practicing Law Institute's annual Supreme Court Review session. This is the seventeenth such session and, if memory serves, I have been a panelist since just about the beginning. It's always a…
  • Jul 24

    Veganism, Year Seven and Beyond

    Veganism, Year Seven and Beyond
    by Neil H. BuchananSeven years ago today, I published a post here on Dorf on Law describing why I had decided to become a vegan.  Each year since then, I have written what I now call my "veganniversary" post, discussing some aspect of…
Rank this Week: 102

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Jul 28

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    Students across the country are taking, or will be taking, the bar exam over the next few days. California's bar exam begins today and will end on Thursday.To those who are taking the bar exam, good luck!And to those who will not be taking…
  • Jul 19

    California's Fractional Statute

    California's Fractional Statute
    One interesting phenomenon I have noticed in a few of California's statutes is the numbering of sections with fractions rather than decimal points. I first noticed this when I ran across California's law prohibiting the destruction or…
  • Jul 12

    California Penal Code 602.12 and Unlawful Entry Onto Property to Interfere With Research

    California Penal Code 602.12 and Unlawful Entry Onto Property to Interfere With Research
    Consider a couple of hypothetical situations.Al is a graduate student at UCLA who lives in Los Angeles, California. It is summertime so Al's grading duties are more relaxed than they normally are during the school year. But Al has a…
Rank this Week: 2383

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

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

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
  • Jul 24

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?
    Ronit Dinovitzer and John Hagan, Hierarchical Structure and Gender Dissimilarity in American Legal Labor Markets, 92 Social Forces (2014).Sida LiuAfter three decades of research on gender inequality in the legal profession, it is getting…
Rank this Week: 234

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 27

    Against My Better Hope

    Against My Better Hope
    I was talking with another lawyer about an appeal someone might be filing.  He thought it surprising that instead of rooting for a defense win, the criminal defense bar might actually be hoping that the prosecutor prevailed.  On the…
  • Jul 27

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED
    Over at Fault Lines today, I expect them to put up a post of mine (I don't do the actual posting there) about the federal prosecution of Dylan Roof for the hate crime of killing people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in…
  • Jul 22

    Self-Promotion, or Something

    Self-Promotion, or Something
    No, I haven't disappeared.I've been away.  There were the days at a conference on sex offender laws.  There were the days at a conference on the death penalty.  There were a couple of days of vacation, hanging out with old…
Rank this Week: 1310

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 27

    Who Is to Blame for the Greek Crisis, the Greeks or Europe’s Leaders? Part One of a Two-Part Series of Column

    Who Is to Blame for the Greek Crisis, the Greeks or Europe’s Leaders? Part One of a Two-Part Series of Column
    In this first of a two-part series of columns, George Washington law professor and economist Neil Buchanan explains why the situation in Greece is economically simple but politically nasty. Continue reading →
  • Jul 26

    A Lefty Who Hates the Trump Show

    A Lefty Who Hates the Trump Show
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies laments the discourse currently surrounding the presidential candidates, particularly Donald Trump, and argues that we should be more focused on the candidates’ answers to important…
  • Jul 23

    Donald Trump Is Entertaining But When Will It End?

    Donald Trump Is Entertaining But When Will It End?
    Former counsel to the president John W. Dean discusses Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and the authoritarian leader personality type. Dean argues that while Trump may be the early leader in the polls, he will ultimately not win…
Rank this Week: 3769

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

    Juan Cole Says ISIL is Doomed

    Juan Cole Says ISIL is Doomed
    Juan Cole identifies the Top Six Signs ISIL/ Daesh is Doomed. His blog, Informed Comment, has a good track record on the Middle East, so I tend to think it’s more reliable than my daily scare sheet. Here’s how he … Continue…
  • Jul 22

    Time for Your Annual Privacy Checkup

    Time for Your Annual Privacy Checkup
    Privacy Checkup – My Account – Google
  • Jul 20

    Into the SOUPS

    Into the SOUPS
    I’m off to Ottawa for the 2nd Annual Privacy Personas and Segmentation (PPS) Workshop which is being held in conjunction with the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). The organizers selected me to give the keynote for the…
Rank this Week: 12

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 27

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe
    Donkey HoteyGuest Blog Post by Tina DupuyThere’s no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his more-than-likely-fleeting frontrunner…
  • Jul 23

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away
    Now batting . . . John Mayberry, Mayberry, Mayberry.Met fans are accustomed to frustration and despair.  We are all too familiar with badly flawed teams, uninspiring play, inexplicable trades, underachieving acquisitions,…
  • Jul 21

    Barack Obama: Great President Or The Greatest President?

    Barack Obama: Great President Or The Greatest President?
    With apologies to Stephen Colbert, the title of this post is not meant as parody (for the most part).Not that I don't have serious issues with some of Obama's policies and positions.  His refusal to investigate, much less…
Rank this Week: 149

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jul 27

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?
    There's a riot in the right, and rather than ask people what's wrong, conservatives are throwing around lies and labels. Conservatives (the cuckservative) who obviously knew of our existence and yet never reached out to support us when Gawker…
  • Jul 25

    What is a Cuckservative?

    What is a Cuckservative?
    A cuckservative is a Republican who enjoys watching his friends on the right (and indeed his entire country) get screwed by the radical left. A cuckservative will never have the back of his "friends" or "allies," and…
  • Jun 13

    Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)

    Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)
    Today life is complicated. If you make one wrong move on social media you'll lose your job. You may receive death threats or have a Swatting attempt made on you. An internet hate mob will form around you to publicly shame you. If you are a…
Rank this Week: 220

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jul 26

    Don't let the opponent break your spirit.

    Don't let the opponent break your spirit.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   One day in summer…
  • Jul 23

    Answering police questions of course leads to more questions.

    Answering police questions of course leads to more questions.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   On the way to last…
  • Jul 19

    A magical evening with Neil Young.

    A magical evening with Neil Young.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   Until last month,…
Rank this Week: 406

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 24

    D.C. Circuit OKs Case Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    D.C. Circuit OKs Case Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit on Friday ruled that a case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can move forward. At the same time, the court dismissed claims against…
  • Jul 22

    Eighth Circuit Finds North Dakota's "Heartbeat" Abortion Prohibition Unconstitutional

    Eighth Circuit Finds North Dakota's "Heartbeat" Abortion Prohibition Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A unanimous panel of the Eighth Circuit, affirming the district judge, found that North Dakota's abortion regulation based on a "detectable heartbeat" is…
  • Jul 18

    Wisconsin Supremes End Walker Campaign Finance Investigation

    Wisconsin Supremes End Walker Campaign Finance Investigation
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled this week that a special prosecutor's reading of Wisconsin's campaign finance rules in the investigation into illegal coordination between "independent"…
Rank this Week: 278

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Jul 23

    Law School admission criteria questioned

    Law School admission criteria questioned
    I recently completed my freshman year at Cornell University. Although I have three years remaining in Ithaca, I’m beginning to explore my career options. As I learn about the law school application process,…
  • Jun 29

    Affirmative action… again

    Affirmative action… again
    The Supreme Court has heard from Abigail Fisher before.  Now, the Court will hear from her again.  As previously summarized by TeenJury, Ms. Fisher brought suit against the University of Texas for denying her admission in 2008.…
  • May 30

    Roy Moore takes on Ginsburg (and Jefferson, Adams, and Madison)

    Roy Moore takes on Ginsburg (and Jefferson, Adams, and Madison)
    This month, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg again officiated a same-sex wedding. During the ceremony, Justice Ginsburg pronounced the two men “married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United…
Rank this Week: 3345

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jul 23

    More Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Cases in the Circuit

    More Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Cases in the Circuit
    Background My very first post, on August 19, 2009, dealt with the implications for supervisory liability of Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009). This was followed by my post on October 16, 2009, setting out my view that Iqbal got it…
  • Jun 22

    Kingsley v. Hendrickson: New Supreme Court Pretrial Detainee Excessive Force Decision

    Kingsley v. Hendrickson: New Supreme Court Pretrial Detainee Excessive Force Decision
    Kinsgley v. Hendrickson: What Standard Governs Pretrial Detainee Due Process Excessive Force Claims? The Supreme Court granted certiorari and then reversed the Seventh Circuit in Kingsley v. Hendrickson, 135 S. Ct. – (2015)(No.…
  • Jun 17

    Carroll v. Carman: New Supreme Court Qualified Immunity Decision On Warrantless Entrie

    Carroll v. Carman: New Supreme Court Qualified Immunity Decision On Warrantless Entrie
    In its 2014 Term the Supreme Court handed down a qualified immunity per curiam decision dealing with warrantless entries into the home. The police officer emerged victorious. Carroll v. Carman In Carroll v. Carman, 135 S. Ct.…
Rank this Week: 1185

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Is Obama a reconstructive president? We'll only know later on.

    Is Obama a reconstructive president? We'll only know later on.
    I am very sympathetic to Gerard's continuing uncertainty about whether Obama counts as a transformational or reconstructive president.  (Given the latest events, he now thinks that the odds have increased.) But there is a reason for…
  • Jul 21

    The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution

    The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution
    Mark Tushnet, Sandy Levinson and I are happy to announce that The Oxford Handbook of the United States Constitution is now available to order at…
  • Jul 21

    Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

    Wrong, Wrong, Wrong
    That would be me, last November, when I wrote on this blog that President Obama was not a "reconstructive" leader in the mold of Andrew Jackson, Ronald Reagan, or some of the others described by Steven Skowronek that were the focus of my…
Rank this Week: 107

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Jul 20

    Finished Adding Arizona Case Law Reporters in Public Domain

    Finished Adding Arizona Case Law Reporters in Public Domain
    All of the Arizona case law reporters that are in the public domain are now added to the website.  The case law spans from 1866-1921.  This is an important resource for individuals research Arizona case law because these cases are…
  • Jul 10

    City of Glendale and Arizona Coyotes Lease Dispute

    City of Glendale and Arizona Coyotes Lease Dispute
    The lease dispute with the City of Glendale is putting a crimp in the Arizona Coyotes courting of free agents this off-season. “You’re honest with them,” Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney told the Arizona…
  • Jul 7

    Hacking Team Alleged to Market to MCAO

    Hacking Team Alleged to Market to MCAO
    It appears leaked documents from the controversial Italian surveillance firm, Hacking Team, indicate the firm tried to market their wares to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The newspaper, The Intercept, reports the Maricopa…
Rank this Week: 2386

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
  • Jul 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 360

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

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

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Jul 15

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context
    If the alleged abuse happened in a country where reporting protocol is not established—or you have a multi-jurisdictional nightmare—or abuse that is historic—it may not be clear whether and how to report. All reports…
  • Jun 25

    Seven Lessons from Archdiocese Criminal Prosecution

    Seven Lessons from Archdiocese Criminal Prosecution
    The State of Minnesota filed criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The charge was six counts of a gross misdemeanor criminal complaint, for putting children at risk in various ways. What lessons should…
  • May 25

    Talking about Church Discipline — Nine Points to Consider

    Talking about Church Discipline — Nine Points to Consider
    Churches and other religious organizations often ask what can be said about members or employees who are being disciplined. If an employee or member is being dismissed, can other members know why? The answer may be yes—but it’s…
Rank this Week: 3761

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jul 15

    The First Amendment and Free Speech Under Assault

    The First Amendment and Free Speech Under Assault
    If you’re not alarmed by the assault on the First Amendment and free speech generally, you’re not paying attention. Consider the list of offenses committed by the government.  They range, in recent times, from the Department…
  • Jun 2

    Decline of Legacy Media, Rise of the Conservatives?

    Decline of Legacy Media, Rise of the Conservatives?
    For the legacy news media, the bad news just keeps on coming.  In recent days, for instance, the Pew Research Center released a piece titled “The Declining Value of U.S. Newspapers,” chronicling the extraordinary decline in…
  • Apr 24

    Net Vitality Should Be the Cornerstone of U.S. Broadband Policy

    Net Vitality Should Be the Cornerstone of U.S. Broadband Policy
    By guest blogger PROF. STUART N. BROTMAN, faculty member at Harvard Law School and author of the study Net Vitality: Identifying the Top-Tier Global Broadband Internet Leaders published by The Media Institute.  Prof. Brotman is a member…
Rank this Week: 868

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Defense Lawyer Atticus Finch Turns Racist in Old Age

    Defense Lawyer Atticus Finch Turns Racist in Old Age
    For the defense: Atticus FinchGeeze, say it ain't so. The beloved protagonist of Harper Lee's 1960 Southern gothic novel To Kill a Mockingbird exhibits racist tendencies in Lee's recently published sequel, Go Set a Watchman.The plot of…
  • Jul 10

    Marriage Equality a Fundamental Constitutional Right

    Marriage Equality a Fundamental Constitutional Right
    SCOTUS Justices Roberts & KennedyJust prior to the Fourth of July holiday, on one of the last days of its term, the SCOTUS announced the split-decision in Obergefell v Hodges, a case from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, our appellate…
  • Jul 8

    The Power of a Family Court Judge

    The Power of a Family Court Judge
    The Tsimhoni children in happier times.Children's Village is not the place you want to be as a child, especially if you come from a background of relative privilege. You'll see things there that your mom and dad never explained; for the first…
Rank this Week: 1215

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 13

    2015 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-10-2015

    2015 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-10-2015
    Washington, DC Lawyers ChapterOn July 10, 2015, Miguel Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.Featuring:Mr. Miguel Estrada, Gibson Dunn…
  • Jun 24

    Congressional Oversight 6-18-2015

    Congressional Oversight 6-18-2015
    Third Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceAfter delegating significant power to the administrative state, is Congress properly discharging its oversight role? Are there tools available to Congress that are underutilized? Would a proper…
  • Jun 24

    The Incentives Behind Congressional Delegation 6-18-2015

    The Incentives Behind Congressional Delegation 6-18-2015
    Third Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceIn administrative law the focus has primarily been on how to constrain executive discretion. It may, however, be equally important to consider how to constrain the delegations that create that…
Rank this Week: 367

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/
Rank this Week: 588

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape
    I have not said much on Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against him. I think the last time I mentioned him was after Beverly Johnson came made her accusation. I found it powerful and, given... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 421

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 3134

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 30

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium
    Orlando City Soccer will apparently purchase a necessary property to build its new soccer stadium rather than rely upon the City’s power of eminent domain. The City of Orlando previously was proceeding to acquire the property though the…
  • Jun 30

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law
    The PA House is considering a bill that would amend the PA Eminent Domain Code’s relocation statute.  That statute applies where a business or residence is forced to relocate due to a condemnation and is in addition to damages for…
  • Jun 28

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory
    The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has announced the adoption of the first of three Valuation Advisories related to the valuation of green buildings.  The Appraisal Foundation provides guidance to appraisers…
Rank this Week: 1821

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/
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
  • Jun 25

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial.  Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only…
  • Jun 2

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 1026

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!
    Two weeks to go – and then another six or so to sanity. This is the way it goes every time I prepare for a big trial. I try to not let it get me but it always does. And my compadres at the office, my blushing bride of nearly forty…
  • May 7

    Pardon our absence …

    Pardon our absence …
    There are times when we are getting ready for trial and there seems little time to breathe, and no time to post to this blog. Now is such a time. So if we seem absent – well we are. But I am reminded today of the value of preparation,…
  • Mar 16

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!
     Last week was a gem. Twice, clients who were almost certain to go to prison when we first started working their cases, avoided that fate. First, in federal court a twenty-year-old kid who pleaded guilty to distributing heroin and…
Rank this Week: 4403

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/
Rank this Week: 2957

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 13

    How displacements defeat justice and law

    How displacements defeat justice and law
    One of the ways rights are being threatened by government today is the creeping practice of what may be called displacements. In psychology displacement behavior is the substitution of behavior that is easier, safer, but unconducive to one's…
  • Jun 2

    "Piracy" not just "robbery at sea"

    "Piracy" not just "robbery at sea"
    A flaw in most discussions of "piracy" is the lack of a coherent and historically accurate definition of what the term meant to the Framers when they wrote the Piracy Clause. The United States Supreme Court decision in the 1820 case of…
  • Jun 1

    SSN: Number of the Beast?

    SSN: Number of the Beast?
    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. καὶ ἵνα μή τις δύνηται…
Rank this Week: 4159

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • May 29

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe public (63%) does not support private school vouchers: every time a voucher program has been put to a vote in the past 45 years, the voters have rejected it. Despite this disapproval, Governors around the…
  • Apr 23

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition
    LegislativeAdoption agencies could refuse to place children in otherwise stable homes because the parents seeking to adopt are unmarried, previously divorced, a same sex couple, or adherents to a religion not practiced by the child-placing…
  • Mar 25

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese bills are especially troublesome because they would allow government employees to discriminate in the name of religion. We’ve been blogging a lot about state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)…
Rank this Week: 2183

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/
  • May 19

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry
    Last week Stowers & Sarcone successfully secured the removal of one of their clients from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. The client met all of the criteria of Iowa Code Section 692A.128 and was determined to be a low risk to re-offend.…
  • May 19

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill
    On May 1, 2015 Governor Branstad signed Senate Bill 385. “An Act Relating to the Expungement of Not-Guilty Verdicts and Dismissed Criminal-Charge Records…” into law. This is a big step for Iowa which had no general…
  • Jan 27

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge
    FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES vs STATE DRUG CHARGES: What’s the difference? What makes a federal drug charge vs a state drug charge? Federal drug charges are prosecuted in the United States District Court by the United States Attorney’s…
Rank this Week: 2459

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

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

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • May 18

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right
    Last week I wrote about your child’s special education “stay put” rights when Due Process is filed, and discussed how the right to extend “stay put” all the way through the appeals process was currently being…
  • May 14

    Understanding the Special Education “Stay-Put” Provision

    Understanding the Special Education “Stay-Put” Provision
    As IEP season is upon us, parents of children with special needs are reminded of the need to understand how to utilize the “Stay Put” provision in the IDEA.   This provision is intended to protect a child from being jerked…
  • Apr 1

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need
    If you have a child with a Section 504 Plan or who receives special education services under an IEP, it’s important to know that your child may have some additional rights to either address helping him behave more appropriately in…
Rank this Week: 1996

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.firstamendmentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Judges Aren't Politicians, High Court Say

    Judges Aren't Politicians, High Court Say
    Does someone who wants to be a judge have a First Amendment right to hit people up for campaign money? Thankfully, the U. S. Supreme Court says "no," in a 5-4 decision filed April 29. The Court's split decision will hopefully keep the…
  • Feb 27

    Swastika Display Triggers Hate Speech Debate

    Swastika Display Triggers Hate Speech Debate
    A Sacramento man's display of a swastika on his front lawn has triggered a hate speech debate in California. State Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) was joined by a group of veterans, community leaders and fellow legislators February 26…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4432

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

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

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Nur considers the constitutionality of a three-year mandatory minimum sentence for unlicensed possession of a loaded firearm. Continue reading →
  • Feb 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5
    In Carter, the Supreme Court reconsidered the constitutionality of the prohibition on assisted suicide, which had previously been upheld in Rodriguez. Continue reading →
  • Jan 27

    Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25

    Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25
    In TWU v. NSBS, Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court delivered a resounding vindication for freedom of religion last month, overturning a Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society regulation which would have prohibited Trinity Western University…
Rank this Week: 3613

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

Covers state public record law, civil rights, and obscenity. By Joe Thomas.

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record
    A Vaughn index is a tool used in public records disputes where the person requesting documents, will ask the court to compel the records custodian to list all responsive documents and explain why or why not the documents should be released.…
  • Apr 8

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
  • Apr 4

    Denver Attempts to Ban People Deemed Nuisance

    Denver Attempts to Ban People Deemed Nuisance
    The City of Denver is working on banning people it considers nuisances from high traffic areas.  And does not appear there is much concern in the community about the practice. Well, I have a big problem with the practice and I will argue…
Rank this Week: 2284

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: 1083

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/
  • Apr 6

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice
    This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal…
  • Apr 1

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit
    I received a copy of this letter in one of my cases: What’s wrong with using the short citation form “id.” when citing the record? As I wrote about here, the Fifth Circuit recently standardized the format for citing…
  • Mar 30

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
Rank this Week: 1768