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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    The Emerging Law of Algorithms, Robots, and Predictive Analytic

    The Emerging Law of Algorithms, Robots, and Predictive Analytic
    In 1897, Holmes famously pronounced, "For the rational study of the law the blackletter man may be the man of the present, but the man of the future is the man of statistics and the master of economics." He could scarcely envision at the…
  • Feb 9

    Bernie Sanders' continuing obtusene

    Bernie Sanders' continuing obtusene
    First, just to clear something up.  I have been accused of "hating" the U.S Constitution.  I do not.  There are some attractive things in it, beginning, most importantly, with the Preamble, which is inspiring in setting out the…
  • Feb 9

    Flint and the Right of Local Self-Government

    Flint and the Right of Local Self-Government
    [I'm posting this for Rich Schragger, who ran into technical difficulty putting it up. - NT] Rich SchraggerOver at Slate, I point out what should be obvious: that replacing elected city officials with appointed city mangers…
Rank this Week: 172

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Carbon pollution controls put on hold

    Carbon pollution controls put on hold
    Dividing five to four, the Supreme Court on Tuesday evening ordered the Obama administration not to take any steps to carry out its “Clean Power Plan,” a move that may stall the plan until after the…
  • Feb 9

    Symposium: Why it’s time to unfreeze DAPA

    Symposium: Why it’s time to unfreeze DAPA
    Brianne Gorod is Chief Counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center. She co-authored a cert.–stage amicus brief on behalf of a bipartisan group of former members of Congress in support of the Obama…
  • Feb 9

    Symposium: Why United States v. Texas is the most important case the Court will decide this year

    Symposium: Why United States v. Texas is the most important case the Court will decide this year
    Dan Stein is President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. The Supreme Court has decided to review certain elements in United States v. Texas. The Supreme Court should leave the injunction in place until a full trial on the…
Rank this Week: 12

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
  • Feb 9

    Equality, Under and Through the Law

    Equality, Under and Through the Law
    by Ekow N. Yankah, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University*This post is part of ACSBlog's Symposium Recognizing Black History Month.The core values of ACS, by my lights, can be captured in our commitment…
  • Feb 9

    Jim Obergefell Speaks to ACS about Being an ‘Accidental Activist’ for LGBT Right

    Jim Obergefell Speaks to ACS about Being an ‘Accidental Activist’ for LGBT Right
    by Nanya SpringerLast June in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling granting marriage equality to LGBT couples nationwide. Last week, the named plaintiff in the case, Jim Obergefell, spoke to the Indiana…
  • Feb 9

    LegalEyes for February 9, 2016

    LegalEyes for February 9, 2016
    by Jim ThompsonIn The New York Times, Ekow N. Yankah contrasts society’s sympathetic response to the current epidemic of heroin addiction plaguing white neighborhoods with the criminal treatment of crack addiction that crippled…
Rank this Week: 257

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    KidVid Reports Moving to LMS

    KidVid Reports Moving to LMS
    Starting March 31, Form 398 will be filed through the Licensing and Management System portal Attention, all you Class A and commercial TV licensees. The Commission has announced that the next time you go to file a quarterly Children’s…
  • Feb 5

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?
    Upcoming tests seek to predict whether Wi-Fi can survive cell companies’ using its frequency bands. (Like it says in that disclaimer over to the right, this post reflects the opinions of its author – not his law firm, its other…
  • Feb 5

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1
    It’s that time of year again – time for our annual reminder to most (but not necessarily all) telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers that your CPNI certifications are due by March 1, 2016. As described by…
Rank this Week: 3655

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 9

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 2)

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 2)
    By Center for Art Law Staff Another exciting and riveting week has passed in Courtroom 318, where District Judge Paul Gardephe is presiding over the trial in the case brought by Domenico and Eleanor De Sole against Ann Freedman, Knoedler…
  • Feb 4

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction
      by Elizabeth Weber, Esq. Following the destruction and looting of culturally significant works in war-torn areas, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) issued a number of protocols to safeguard these artifacts by granting them…
  • Feb 1

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)
    After the “public closing” (words used by Melissa De Medeiros, a former Knoedler employee in her testimony on January 27) of the venerable Knoedler Gallery (the “Gallery”) in November 2011, rumors spread that the…
Rank this Week: 509

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 9

    Popular Science Likes Our Book

    Popular Science Likes Our Book
    Robot Law is the front of their homepage today, and the subject of an article, Rock ‘em, sock ‘em, cross examine ‘em.
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?
    Due to an aside I delivered in class, my Administrative Law students have expressed an interest in celebrating Groundhog Day, which is Feb. 2. My initial reaction was a bit negative: How, living in Florida, can this be anything but ……
Rank this Week: 14

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
  • Feb 9

    Brendan Dassey, Max Soffar, and the False Confession Playbook

    Brendan Dassey, Max Soffar, and the False Confession Playbook
    How police extract false confessions from the innocent, with horrific consequences. Many viewers of Netflix’s hit documentary series “Making a Murderer” report being sickened by the police’s treatment of 16-year-old…
  • Feb 9

    A Fashion (and Civil Liberties) Faux Pas: Don’t Profile Passengers Based Solely on Their Religious Headwear

    A Fashion (and Civil Liberties) Faux Pas: Don’t Profile Passengers Based Solely on Their Religious Headwear
    Waris Ahluwalia, a Sikh-American fashion designer and actor, was refused boarding in Mexico because of his turban. As we all know from the famous “Project Runway” tagline, “In fashion, one day you’re in, and the next…
  • Feb 5

    The Privatization of Terrorism Blacklists Will Damage Innocent Live

    The Privatization of Terrorism Blacklists Will Damage Innocent Live
    A private service used to screen customers and clients is blacklisting thousands of people as terrorists. A private service that banks, employers, and government agencies use to screen customers and clients is blacklisting thousands of…
Rank this Week: 53

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 9

    For Valentines Day 2016

    For Valentines Day 2016
    It’s the time of year to think about love. I used to think that if you hadn’t heard Cho Cho San sing in Madame Butterfly about that fine day when Lieutenant Pinkerton would return to her, one had never heard a love song.…
  • Feb 8

    Milestones Update, February 8, 2016:

    Milestones Update, February 8, 2016:
    Unfit for Democracy is now available in book stores, online and on Kindle. NEW: Rescheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016, interview by Susan Arbetter for broadcast at a later date on WCNY’s Capitol Bureau Added: Thursday, February 25,…
  • Feb 3

    Milestones update

    Milestones update
    Unfit for Democracy is now available in book stores, online and on Kindle. COMING UP: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 for broadcast at a later date on WCNY’s Capitol Bureau Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 1 p.m. on WAMC In Conversation with…
Rank this Week: 4715

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Feb 9

    Prayer Prescription?: Ga. Group Claims Official School Prayer Will Cure Society’s Ill

    Prayer Prescription?: Ga. Group Claims Official School Prayer Will Cure Society’s Ill
    Simon BrownWall of SeparationWhether or not prayer is the answer is not for the government to decide. But one thing’s clear: This vaguely worded, possibly legally problematic law is going to spawn more harm than help. A Georgia group…
  • Feb 8

    Rubio Is Wrong: We Can Fight Bigotry And Radical Islam At The Same Time

    Rubio Is Wrong: We Can Fight Bigotry And Radical Islam At The Same Time
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationPerhaps it’s time for someone to remind Rubio that if he is elected president, he’ll have to swear to uphold a Constitution that protects the rights of all Americans – and yes, that includes…
  • Feb 5

    Scathing Study: La. Voucher Students Were Better Off In Public School

    Scathing Study: La. Voucher Students Were Better Off In Public School
    Simon BrownWall of SeparationThere is now solid evidence that vouchers do not improve student academic performance and are a bailout for academically weak sectarian schools. It is long past time to end the Louisiana Scholarship Program and…
Rank this Week: 2976

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Feb 9

    Progressives’ Anti-Merger Mania

    Progressives’ Anti-Merger Mania
    The proposed merger between the cable systems of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks has brought out the usual poseurs in opposition.  I speak, of course, of such as Common Cause, Consumers Union, and…
  • Dec 16

    Title II Places Global Internet Freedom in Jeopardy

    Title II Places Global Internet Freedom in Jeopardy
    By guest blogger ROBERT M. McDOWELL, partner at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C.  Former FCC commissioner McDowell is chairman of The Media Institute’s Global Internet Freedom Advisory Council. In February, the Federal…
  • Dec 10

    The Shrinking Impact of Mainstream Media

    The Shrinking Impact of Mainstream Media
    Can there be any further doubt that we have now come to a time when the rightward half of the country perceives much of the mainstream media (the broadcast networks, big city newspapers, etc.) to be carriers of Democratic and/or left-leaning…
Rank this Week: 1247

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 9

    Federal District Judge Enters Preliminary Injunction Against Center for Medical Progress, Anti-Abortion Group

    Federal District Judge Enters Preliminary Injunction Against Center for Medical Progress, Anti-Abortion Group
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) - - - including its founder David Daleiden, others (and their aliases) associated with the nonprofit, as well as "fake"…
  • Feb 7

    Feminist Judgments and Feminist Tax Judgment

    Feminist Judgments and Feminist Tax Judgment
    The volume U.S. Feminist Judgments is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, including 24 rewritten opinions and commentary, most of which will be of great interest to ConLawProfs. The editors have posted the Table of Contents and…
  • Feb 6

    Fourth Circuit Applies Strict Scrutiny to Maryland Assault Weapon Ban

    Fourth Circuit Applies Strict Scrutiny to Maryland Assault Weapon Ban
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A sharply divided panel of the Fourth Circuit ruled this week that Maryland's assault-weapon ban is subject to the most stringent constitutional test, strict scrutiny. The ruling all but ensures…
Rank this Week: 709

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    New York Regulations Aim To End Conversion Therapy

    New York Regulations Aim To End Conversion Therapy
    On Feb. 6, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a series of executive actions to prevent the practice of LGBT conversion therapy in the state:The New York State Department of Financial Services is issuing regulations barring New York…
  • Feb 9

    Suit In Nation of Georgia Seeks Marriage Equality

    Suit In Nation of Georgia Seeks Marriage Equality
    According to yesterday's EurasiaNet, in the Caucasus nation of Georgia for the first time a lawsuit has been filed seeking to legalize same-sex marriage.  Plaintiff Giorgi Tatishvili filed suit in the Constitutional Court…
  • Feb 9

    Church's State Court Suit Challenges California Mandate For Health Insurance Abortion Coverage

    Church's State Court Suit Challenges California Mandate For Health Insurance Abortion Coverage
    A La Mesa, California church last week filed suit in state court against the California Department of Managed Health Care challenging a state requirement that all health insurance policies sold in California cover elective abortions, without…
Rank this Week: 28

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 9

    Invisible Justices Part III: Recusal and Ethic

    Invisible Justices Part III: Recusal and Ethic
    By Eric SegallThis third installment of my “Invisible Justices” blog posts concerns the rules (or more accurately lack thereof) governing the recusal and ethics practices of Supreme Court Justices. Our nine most important judges…
  • Feb 8

    Invisible Justices Part II: The Anonymous Writ of Certiorari

    Invisible Justices Part II: The Anonymous Writ of Certiorari
    By Eric SegallEvery year the Supreme Court of the United States receives over 7,500 requests from litigants who have lost their lawsuits in the lower courts and urge reversal of those decisions. Lawyers spend thousands of hours working on…
  • Feb 7

    Invisible Justices: Cameras in the Court

    Invisible Justices: Cameras in the Court
    By Eric SegallThis Thursday, the Georgia State Law Review will host a comprehensive symposium on Supreme Court Transparency called “Invisible Justices.” Cameras, recusal, ethics rules the Justices’ papers, and the mysterious…
Rank this Week: 146

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 9

    Thinking for the Future

    Thinking for the Future
    Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, & Ruth Fincher, Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene (2015).Margaret DaviesManifesto for Living in the Anthropocene is notable for two reasons – it is published under a creative commons…
  • Feb 8

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar
    Kristen Eichensehr, Cyber War & International Law Step Zero, 50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015), available at SSRN.Herbert LinKristen Eichensehr recently published a piece entitled Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero that describes an…
  • Feb 5

    Abolition Calling

    Abolition Calling
    Allegra M. McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice, 62 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1156 (2015). Allegra M. McLeod, Confronting Criminal Law’s Violence: The Possibilities of Unfinished Alternatives, 8 Harvard Unbound 109 (2013),…
Rank this Week: 848

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Feb 9

    Constitution Check: Should gun control laws have to pass the toughest constitutional test?

    Constitution Check: Should gun control laws have to pass the toughest constitutional test?
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a federal appeals court decision that requires the strictest constitutional test for a law that restricts assault weapons ownership.
  • Feb 9

    Remembering William Henry Harrison: The most obscure President?

    Remembering William Henry Harrison: The most obscure President?
    On February 9, 1773, future U.S. president William Henry Harrison was born in Virginia. The enigmatic Harrison is best known for his premature death in office. But the ninth president won his race in 1840 using tactics familiar to most of us…
  • Feb 8

    Video: Liberty’s Nemesis and the unchecked expansion of the state

    Video: Liberty’s Nemesis and the unchecked expansion of the state
    The editors of the new book "Liberty’s Nemesis" look at the growth of power in government agencies ranging from health care to climate change, financial markets to immigration
Rank this Week: 1880

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/
  • Feb 8

    Te Deum

    Te Deum
    A friend sent a group of us a poem, "Te Deum" by Charles Reznicoff.Not because of victoriesI sing, having none, but for the common sunshine, the breeze, the largess of the spring.Not for victory but for the day's work done as well as I was…
  • Feb 3

    Pete Seeger - RIP

    Pete Seeger - RIP
  • Feb 2

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground
    It must be nice to have a slush fund.  Or you could think of it as not-so-petty cash.Turns out that Missouri pays cash for executions.  Chris McDaniel for Buzzfeed news:Shortly before each execution in Missouri, a high-ranking…
Rank this Week: 1132

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    Domestic Abuse and Firearm Prohibition

    Domestic Abuse and Firearm Prohibition
    Today, Des Moines Register published an article concerning about abuse and firearm prohibition. In the article, Des Moines Register reported that more than 80 Iowans have been convicted of violating a state law that bans domestic abusers…
  • Feb 5

    Are Dash Cameras and GPS Navigators Illegal?

    Are Dash Cameras and GPS Navigators Illegal?
    Some drivers install dash cameras in their cars. It is a useful device to have. It is not costly to buy one. At the same time, a dash camera can save you a lot of money. It will definitely help you if you get into the accident. For example,…
  • Feb 2

    Do You Need A Lawyer For Driving On A Suspended License?

    Do You Need A Lawyer For Driving On A Suspended License?
    The short answer is YES, you do need a lawyer for you driving on a suspended license charge. You should never fight a criminal case on your own. Driving on a suspended license can be a violation of Iowa Code Sections 321.218 or…
Rank this Week: 2147

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 253

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Feb 7

    The Most Promising Reform

    The Most Promising Reform
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies reflects on the devastating toll solitary confinement can take on those who are already part of a vulnerable demographic, as witnessed during his time as a criminal defense and human rights…
  • Feb 4

    Homespun Wisdom (and Wrongheadedness) in Iowa on the Treatment of Muslim

    Homespun Wisdom (and Wrongheadedness) in Iowa on the Treatment of Muslim
    Illinois Law dean and law professor Vikram David Amar evaluates three people’s statements regarding America’s treatment of Muslims: President Obama, an Iowa businessman, and a local Muslim cleric (an imam). Amar points out that…
  • Feb 3

    Godly Rhetoric in Presidential Campaigns: Cruz, Rubio, and Reagan

    Godly Rhetoric in Presidential Campaigns: Cruz, Rubio, and Reagan
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton comments on the use of religious terms in among the Republican presidential candidates, particularly terms that refer to a specific religio-political world view. Hamilton especially critiques Cruz’s…
Rank this Week: 789

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Feb 5

    Judicial Activism and the Nevada Judiciary: A National Perspective 1-28-2016

    Judicial Activism and the Nevada Judiciary: A National Perspective 1-28-2016
    Las Vegas Lawyers ChapterMark Behrens, co-chair of the Washington, DC-based Public Policy Group of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., will discuss Nevada’s poor ranking in a recent U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform survey…
  • Feb 4

    Federalism and Environmental Law 1-23-2016

    Federalism and Environmental Law 1-23-2016
    2016 Annual Florida Chapters ConferenceThis panel will discuss whether we have Federal overreach in this environmental law area, such as current interpretations of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Power Plan, etc., and what the…
  • Feb 4

    A Conversation on Free Enterprise and Economic Development 1-23-2016

    A Conversation on Free Enterprise and Economic Development 1-23-2016
    2016 Annual Florida Chapters ConferenceThis panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.A Conversation on Free Enterprise and Economic DevelopmentMr.…
Rank this Week: 663

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Prohibition of Juvenile Life Sentences Applies Retroactively

    Prohibition of Juvenile Life Sentences Applies Retroactively
    Juvenile lifer Ray CarpA few years ago, we tracked the Miller v Alabama case as it went to the SCOTUS to decide whether juveniles could be given life sentences. The Court said such sentences were unconstitutional but did not address whether…
  • Feb 3

    State Police Lab Target of Defense Counsel's Department of Justice Complaint

    State Police Lab Target of Defense Counsel's Department of Justice Complaint
    In early November, I attended an excellent panel discussion on the topic of medical marijuana put on by the Oakland County Bar Association; the 1/2 day seminar addressed the topic from the perspective of medical marijuana card holders that…
  • Jan 24

    Michigan's Gender Reassignment Policy Challenged in Federal Court

    Michigan's Gender Reassignment Policy Challenged in Federal Court
    Now that the dust has settled on the marital equality struggle in favor of same-sex marriage, the frontier of civil rights litigation has been usurped by transgender individuals. Last May, an unusual civil rights law suit was filed against…
Rank this Week: 460

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
  • Jan 19

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern
    The 2016 presidential campaign so far has been driven largely by fear.  The Republicans are cynically drawing on (and generating) the fear of terrorist attacks and the fear of a fading American dream for the white working class. …
Rank this Week: 74

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Feb 3

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

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

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case
        We have joined with the Spence Law Firm out of Jackson, Woming and Paul Winward of Boise to represent the family of slain Council rancher Jack Yantis. An interview discussing the case is available from Channel 7 News here. Not…
  • Dec 16

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case
        We have joined with the Spence Law Firm out of Jackson, Woming and Paul Winward of Boise to represent the family of slain Council rancher Jack Yantis. An interview discussing the case is available from Channel 7 News here. Not…
Rank this Week: 4284

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/
  • Feb 3

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action
    The California Supreme Court is reviewing the mixed cause of action conundrum in Baral v. Schnitt (2015) 233 Cal.App.4th 1423. According to the Court’s docket, the issue is whether the SLAPP statute, Code of Civil…
  • Nov 30

    Arbitration Limitation

    Arbitration Limitation
    A recent California Court of Appeal decision, Singerlewak LLP v. Gantman (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 610, illustrates the typically limited scope of judicial review in binding arbitration cases. Published appellate decisions…
  • Mar 18

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action
    Civil Code section 3291 provides that if the plaintiff in a personal injury action makes a Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer to compromise which the defendant does not accept, and the plaintiff obtains a more favorable judgment,…
Rank this Week: 1109

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 31

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative
    The Appraisal Institute has been advocating the use of alternatives to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”). USPAP is provided by the Appraisal Foundation and is described as “the generally…
  • Jan 30

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER
    The Texas Legislature has directed the Texas comptroller of public accounts to assemble an online database of entities claiming eminent domain powers in Texas. They recently opened the online reporting form for these entities and expect to…
  • Jan 14

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM
    Sen. Rand Paul said at a recent Iowa town hall meeting that as president he would never let the government “take away private property and give it to somebody else” through eminent domain. The Kentucky senator said while he is in…
Rank this Week: 4367

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

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

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1953

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?
    As a young attorney, others advised me that, barring conflicting Texas Supreme Court precedent, Texas intermediate-appellate court holdings constituted the law of Texas. Naturally, with 14 appellate districts covering the great expanse we…
  • Dec 15

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?
    It doesn’t come up very often. In fact, as I type this, a number of soon-to-be filers are frantically drafting their petitions, compiling their records, and perfecting their emergency motions in reaction to a recent ruling. Whether to…
  • Dec 7

    No More Telephone Briefing Extensions in the Fifth Circuit?

    No More Telephone Briefing Extensions in the Fifth Circuit?
    In this post from several years ago, I expressed how pleased I was with the informal procedure by which the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit accepted and granted routine briefing extension requests. At the time, the Court…
Rank this Week: 1808

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
  • Oct 23

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University
    Devin McCahey is a student at Iowa State University. Yesterday on Twitter he told me: straight white people literally like ur an abomination and don't deserve the same rights as others. Be grateful we aren't just killing you. Mr. McCahey also…
  • Oct 16

    The Media Push to Normalize Pedophilia Begin

    The Media Push to Normalize Pedophilia Begin
    For years people who warned that the normalization of pedophilia would be the next major "civil rights battle" were dismissed as tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists. Yet the push for pedophile acceptance has begun. To the…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Jan 25

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie
    Pacific Shores Property Owners Association v. Department of Fish and Wildlife (1/20/16, C070201) On January 20, 2016, the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California ruled that where a state agency assumes control of a…
  • Jan 21

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed
    On January 19, 2016, President Obama vetoed legislation that, if approved, would have nullified the Clean Water Rule. The controversial rule, which redefines which water bodies qualify as “waters of the United States” under the…
  • Dec 22

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative
    The fashion industry has recently been flexing its clout and cache to combat climate change. Who else is using a heavy hand in the fight against climate change? The answer, while not as surprising, is the White House.  With a common…
Rank this Week: 329

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2264

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

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

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

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

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

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

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

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 398

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
  • Jan 22

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"
    Suppose a court holds in the context of a habeas petition that a constitutional right is not yet “clearly established.” Can we conclude from this that the right does not exist? The answer, of course, is “no”—it…
  • Dec 31

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"
    Keynote address for the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum Symposium 2015: Policing the Police First published in 1985, the University of Chicago Legal Forum is the Law School’s second-oldest journal. The Legal Forum is a…
  • Dec 9

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"
    "Standing Up for Marriage Equality: Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments" Doug Hallward-Driemeier leads Ropes & Gray’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has presented more than 60 appellate arguments,…
Rank this Week: 67

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

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

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 481

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
  • Jan 18

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Sep 8

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard
    It is the dog days of summer here in Phoenix, Arizona where the weather seems endlessly hot.  There are a variety of ways that people try to beat the “dry heat” where temperatures commonly near 120 degrees.  Sometimes…
  • Aug 24

    Unilateral Contract Case Study

    Unilateral Contract Case Study
    A local news program reported recently a woman in the Phoenix metro area is offering $1,000 to anyone who can prove the claims in Proposition 104. Sounds like a fun way to possibly make a grand.  But is this a legally enforceable…
Rank this Week: 2877

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Jan 14

    What is a “natural-born citizen”?

    What is a “natural-born citizen”?
    Donald Trump is at it again.  Trump led a birther movement for people who were skeptical of President Obama’s birthplace, even though his birth certificate clearly states that he was born in Hawaii.   It was an…
  • Dec 20

    Can states ignore children when drawing voting districts?

    Can states ignore children when drawing voting districts?
    On December 8, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Evenwel v Abbott.  At issue is whether Texas, and presumably other states, must continue to use total population to divide their state’s representative…
  • Nov 17

    Children Sue Government Over Climate Change

    Children Sue Government Over Climate Change
    Although many of them cannot vote or drive a car, dozens have joined together to sue several state and federal governmental entities.  These young Americans are taking their passion for environmental protection to the…
Rank this Week: 1623

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 3173

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/
  • Jan 12

    Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales Becomes #1 on Amazon

    Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales Becomes #1 on Amazon
    In a very short time, Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales, the very first book in the Spanish language devoted to discussion and explanation of the found documents and principles of the United States has become a #1 bestseller on…
  • Nov 18

    Constitución de los EEUU Explicada en Español

    Constitución de los EEUU Explicada en Español
    David J. Shestokas, abogado especialista en derecho constitucional, y la Dra. Berta Isabel Arias, autora, han publicado Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales. Esta publicación le ofrece a la población…
  • Nov 17

    Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales (Constitutional Sound Bites) Now In Spanish

    Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales (Constitutional Sound Bites) Now In Spanish
    Attorney David J. Shestokas and author Dr. Berta Isabel Arias have released Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales, now available on Amazon. This publication affords America’s Spanish speaking population an unprecedented…
Rank this Week: 2697

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jan 4

    My Class on Race, Dred Scott and Korematsu (Audio)

    My Class on Race, Dred Scott and Korematsu (Audio)
    On October 21, 2015, I audio-taped a makeup class on racial discrimination that covered two major (and infamous) Supreme Court cases, Dred Scott and Korematsu. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online:…
  • Jan 4

    My Class on Presidential Immunity and Separation of Powers, with an Introduction to Preemption (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Immunity and Separation of Powers, with an Introduction to Preemption (Audio)
    On October 7, 2015, I audio-taped a class on presidential immunity–our last class on separation of powers–and then began preemption with a hypothetical. Cases covered included Nixon v. Fitzgerald and Clinton v. Jones. This is not…
  • Dec 28

    My Class on the Affordable Care Act Case, Taxing and Commerce

    My Class on the Affordable Care Act Case, Taxing and Commerce
    I audio-recorded a 55-minute makeup constitutional law class on the groundbreaking Affordable Care Act Case (NFIB v. Sibelius). This class took place on September 16, 2015, and dealt with the taxing power, the individual mandate of the…
Rank this Week: 4848

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/
  • Dec 30

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

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

    El ABC de los DNU

    El ABC de los DNU
    Temporada de DNUS dijimos en nuestras meditaciones institucionales sobre el fin de c3po. También concuerda con ello Ruiz Nicolini en El Estadista y concede Garavano. No sucederá a corto plazo -especialmente si son DNUs…
  • Dec 20

    Meditaciones institucionales sobre el fin del c3po

    Meditaciones institucionales sobre el fin del c3po
    lo que había adentro de c3poCuatro años, con distintas cepas, duró el control de cambios (con un virtual "tipo de cambio múltiple" por percepciones AFIP). De ello emergen consecuencias jurídicas (que tal vez…
Rank this Week: 236

The Legal Conservative

The Legal Conservative

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

http://www.woodringlawfirm.com/legal_conservative_blog
  • Dec 30

    2nd Annual Florida Chapters Federalist Society Conference

    2nd Annual Florida Chapters Federalist Society Conference
    Last Year’s Florida Chapters Federalist Society Conference was well attended with about  250 people, and there were numerous requests to make this an annual event, so I am happy to announce that the 2nd Annual Florida Chapters…
  • Dec 18

    First Statewide Florida Federalist Society Convention

    First Statewide Florida Federalist Society Convention
    I would like to invite all of my Conservative and Libertarian legal friends to the First Statewide Florida Federalist Society Convention to be held Feb. 27-28, 2015 at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World. Limited discounted rooms…
  • May 2

    Individual Mandate: 2 Lawyers Debate Constitutionality: Introduction

    Individual Mandate: 2 Lawyers Debate Constitutionality: Introduction
    Individual Mandate: 2 Lawyers Debate Constitutionality: Introduction. First of three articles I have the privilege to write for Medscape to cover the healthcare lawsuit argued topics. Note, you may have to do a free sign up to access the…
Rank this Week: 4853

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/
  • Dec 16

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

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

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right
    Last week I wrote about your child’s special education “stay put” rights when Due Process is filed, and discussed how the right to extend “stay put” all the way through the appeals process was currently being…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3063

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
  • Nov 5

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 777

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Nov 27

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59
    The accused were a group of Sri Lankan migrants apprehended from a ship off the west coast of British Columbia. They stood charged under s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which made it an offence to “organize,…
  • 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 →
Rank this Week: 1312

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
  • Nov 20

    Congratulations to Those Who Passed the California Bar Exam!

    Congratulations to Those Who Passed the California Bar Exam!
    Today is the day that those who took the July California Bar Exam learned whether they have passed.  For those who passed, congratulations!  For those who did not -- all is not lost.  The bar exam is a challenge like no other…
  • Nov 8

    Queenan on the Coming "National Plague of Dumb Lawyers"

    Queenan on the Coming "National Plague of Dumb Lawyers"
    At the Wall Street Journal, Joe Queenan writes this column about how law schools' lowering their admissions standards will lead to a plague of dumb lawyers. Queenan describes the chaos that will result:Dumb lawyers will lose clients huge…
  • Oct 28

    Criminal Charges Against Man Who Shot Down Drone Dismissed

    Criminal Charges Against Man Who Shot Down Drone Dismissed
    So reports the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, taking note of this story from Wave 3 News about a Kentucky man who shot down a drone that he claims was hovering over his property.  From the Wave 3 News report:The man who calls himself…
Rank this Week: 1395