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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Noble Energy, Inc. v. Jewell 16-368 Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit erred in refusing to apply the presumption that congress intends positive law to…
  • Dec 8

    Colleen Sheehan explores Madison’s vision for the Bill of Rights to commemorate 225th anniversary of ratification

    Colleen Sheehan explores Madison’s vision for the Bill of Rights to commemorate 225th anniversary of ratification
    A week from today, the nation will celebrate the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the collective name for the first ten amendments to the Constitution. To commemorate this occasion, the Supreme Court Historical…
  • Dec 8

    Petitions to watch | Conference of December 9

    Petitions to watch | Conference of December 9
    In its conference of December 9, 2016, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether, when counsel fully concedes the client’s guilt to all charges over the client’s express objection, counsel’s…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Dec 8

    Blanket Import Waiver, Extended

    Blanket Import Waiver, Extended
    FCC extends waiver of Form 740 import declarations As we’ve reported here and here, the Commission is proposing to modify some import declaration rules (i.e. Sections 2.1203 and 2.1205) that require, in part, that importers of RF…
  • Dec 8

    GMR Strikes Back

    GMR Strikes Back
    We previously informed you about the Radio Music License Committee’s (RMLC) antitrust lawsuit filed against the “fourth” performing rights organization (“PRO”), Global Music Rights (“GMR”) for…
  • Dec 6

    FHH Webinar: What You Need to Know About Global Music Rights and the RMLC’s Lawsuit Against It

    FHH Webinar: What You Need to Know About Global Music Rights and the RMLC’s Lawsuit Against It
    Many broadcasters are telling FHH they’ve been contacted by the Radio Music License Committee about a lawsuit the RMLC has filed against a new performing rights organization. Called Global Music Rights, it was founded in 2013 with the…
Rank this Week: 720

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Two Religion Case

    4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Two Religion Case
    Yesterday the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in American Humanist Association v. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (audio of oral arguments). In the case, a Maryland federal district court…
  • Dec 8

    German Top Court Says Muslim School Girl Must Take Part In Mixed Swim Classe

    German Top Court Says Muslim School Girl Must Take Part In Mixed Swim Classe
    Germany's Federal Constitutional Court-- the country's highest court-- yesterday ruled that an 11-year old Muslim school girl must take part in mixed gender swim classes. According to The Guardian, the girl's parents objected to her taking…
  • Dec 8

    Israeli Rabbinate Will Adopt New Standards Likely To Validate Conversion of Ivanka Trump

    Israeli Rabbinate Will Adopt New Standards Likely To Validate Conversion of Ivanka Trump
    As previously reported, in Israel in July the country's Supreme Rabbinical Court (which hears appeals in personal status matters) ruled that it will not recognize religious conversions performed by U.S. modern Orthodox Rabbi Haskel Lookstein.…
Rank this Week: 22

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Dec 8

    Podcast: Is this the end of partisan gerrymandering?

    Podcast: Is this the end of partisan gerrymandering?
    Nick Stephanopoulos of the University of Chicago and Michael Morley of Barry University discuss a big Wisconsin case that could reach the Supreme Court.
  • Dec 8

    Presidential recount efforts hit court roadblock

    Presidential recount efforts hit court roadblock
    A long-shot effort by Jill Stein to recount presidential election votes in three states took a big hit in a court on Wednesday, with another possible blow coming on Friday.
  • Dec 8

    Live Video (12 p.m.): Populism, demagogues, and constitutional democracy

    Live Video (12 p.m.): Populism, demagogues, and constitutional democracy
    The National Constitution Center hosts an important live discussion about the rising tide of populism and constitutional values, featuring Robert Kagan, Michael Kazin, Nancy Rosenblum, and John Yoo.
Rank this Week: 1924

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Dec 8

    Congress Rejected Russell: Let’s Celebrate, But There Are More Fights Ahead

    Congress Rejected Russell: Let’s Celebrate, But There Are More Fights Ahead
    Dena SherWall of SeparationToday, the Senate voted to adopt a final negotiated version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The House approved the same bill last week. Notably, the bill does not include the Russell Amendment, a sweeping…
  • Dec 8

    How Trump Might Affect The Federal Court

    How Trump Might Affect The Federal Court
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationOne of the most troubling aspects of a Donald Trump presidency is the stamp he might place on the federal courts. Congress can pass a law, and the president can sign it, but if a federal court rules that the law…
  • Dec 7

    Will Trump’s Presidency Empower Creationists?

    Will Trump’s Presidency Empower Creationists?
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationThere has been a lot of speculation about how President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the U.S. Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, might affect the issue of private school vouchers. DeVos is known…
Rank this Week: 1945

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 8

    Greenhouse on the Lower Courts Under Trump

    Greenhouse on the Lower Courts Under Trump
    Check out Linda Greenhouse's piece in the NYT on the stakes for the lower courts under Trump. She sites this analysis by Russell Wheeler at Brookings.
  • Dec 5

    Daily Read: The Equal Protection Argument for Allocation of Votes in the Electoral College

    Daily Read: The Equal Protection Argument for Allocation of Votes in the Electoral College
    ConLawProf Lawrence Lessig has a terrific post sharing arguments that the present "winner take all" rule (in all but 2 states) for allocating electoral votes violates the Equal Protection Clause. As an orientation for assessing the…
  • Dec 2

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court
    Check out this study that measures candidates on President-Elect Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees for how close they are to Justice Scalia. From the abstract: This study proposes three empirical measures of what made Justice…
Rank this Week: 171

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 8

    The Democrats Now Have One, and Only One, Priority

    The Democrats Now Have One, and Only One, Priority
    by Neil H. BuchananWhen is it good strategy to let everyone, including your opponents, know exactly what you are thinking?  For the Democratic Party, that time is now, and what they should be thinking is that their priority -- not merely…
  • Dec 7

    Speech Harm

    Speech Harm
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column this week, I discuss the defeated California initiative, Proposition 60, which would--among other things--have required that actors in pornography wear condoms during their performances.  I take up…
  • Dec 6

    The Federal Reserve's Independence is More Important than Ever

    The Federal Reserve's Independence is More Important than Ever
    by Neil H. BuchananOne of the many, many conspiracy theories that Donald Trump peddled during the election campaign was that the Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, was manipulating the country's monetary policy.  He was wrong,…
Rank this Week: 1511

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
Rank this Week: 151

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Introducing the Congressional Clerkship

    Introducing the Congressional Clerkship
    Abbe Gluck and Dakota Rudesill            In this era of gridlock and difficult politics, a bipartisan group of Senators has done something worth celebrating.  On Monday, with the…
  • Dec 6

    What the New Majority Will Do – And How They Will Do It

    What the New Majority Will Do – And How They Will Do It
    David Super     This is my third of three posts on congressional procedure.  As explained in my previous post, reconciliation provides a ready vehicle for congressional Republicans to enact a radical fiscal agenda…
  • Dec 5

    How Reconciliation Works: What it Can and Cannot Do

    How Reconciliation Works: What it Can and Cannot Do
    David Super     After President Reagan demonstrated the enormous, underappreciated power of reconciliation to pass unpopular legislation, the Senate imposed stricter constraints on what reconciliation bills could…
Rank this Week: 458

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Former Oakland Circuit Court Judge Has Central Role in Vote Recount Litigation

    Former Oakland Circuit Court Judge Has Central Role in Vote Recount Litigation
    Who knew that former Oakland County Circuit Judge Mark Goldsmith, now on the federal bench in Detroit, would play the central role in the presidential vote recount litigation that has burned a quick hole into the federal and state courts here…
  • Nov 27

    Clinton Lawyers Challenge Electoral College Defeat

    Clinton Lawyers Challenge Electoral College Defeat
    Clinton Lawyer Marc EliasAn hour before the deadline for doing so expired last Friday in Wisconsin, Hillary Clinton's campaign general counsel, Marc Elias, joined a recount filed by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. The Clinton…
  • Nov 18

    Cell Phone Number Tracking

    Cell Phone Number Tracking
    Increasingly, social media, lenders, and even retailers are obtaining cell phone numbers as a way to track individual consumers. A 10-digit cell phone number is becoming a number, like a social security number, that stays with you for…
Rank this Week: 4824

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Virginia death penalty opponent David Bruck defends Dylann Roof

    Virginia death penalty opponent David Bruck defends Dylann Roof
    Three years ago or so, I was waiting my turn to check in for my annual visit to a United States Supreme Court oral argument. There in front of me was David Bruck, a giant in a modest man's clothing and visage who greeted me gently and warmly…
  • Dec 7

    The genius of Virginia courtrooms that have jurors in front of the judge

    The genius of Virginia courtrooms that have jurors in front of the judge
    Human nature leads jurors to look to the trial judge for reassurance, comfort and guidance, in the midst of warring lawyers, legalese, and witnesses running from the dull to interesting to incomprehensible and everything in between.
  • Dec 6

    First Amendment, insider trading, and convictions for gifting insider information to relative

    First Amendment, insider trading, and convictions for gifting insider information to relative
    An insider trading conviction is risked merely for gifting insider information to a close family member, without proof of expecting a financial return. The Supreme Court unanimously confirmed that today. Salman v. United States.
Rank this Week: 558

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/
  • Dec 8

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?
    Maggie Gardner, Retiring Forum Non Conveniens, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Robin EffronThe doctrine of forum non conveniens is a mainstay in the modern defendant’s procedural arsenal in transnational cases.…
  • Dec 7

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck
    Adam Cohen, Imbeciles (2016).Kris MiccioAdam Cohen has written an exhaustive account of the nexus between eugenics, racism and immigration law in the United States. Against the backdrop of the Carrie Buck case, a young, poor Catholic…
  • Dec 6

    An Unsafe Financial System

    An Unsafe Financial System
    Anat R. Admati, It Takes a Village to Maintain a Dangerous Financial System in Just Financial Markets? Finance in a Just Society (Lisa Herzog ed., forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyIt Takes a Village to Maintain a…
Rank this Week: 968

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Dec 7

    How the Conservative Religious Coalition Won the 2016 Election— Part I: Education

    How the Conservative Religious Coalition Won the 2016 Election— Part I: Education
    In this first of a three-part series of columns, Marci A. Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, explains the U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence that allowed a…
  • Dec 6

    California’s Defeated Condom Initiative and the First Amendment

    California’s Defeated Condom Initiative and the First Amendment
    Cornell University professor Sherry F. Colb discusses California’s Proposition 60, a ballot initiative that recently failed in that state that would have required male actors in pornographic movies to wear condoms during performances.…
  • Dec 4

    The Electoral College Works Fine, Just as It I

    The Electoral College Works Fine, Just as It I
    Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, professor Ronald D. Rotunda explains the basis for the electoral college and argues that it continues to serve the very purpose it was created to serve, namely to promote efficiency and protect…
Rank this Week: 3635

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2873

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/
  • Dec 7

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder
    I am very slowly working my way through the five steps of grieving (see Five Stages of Trump), mostly still toggling between denial and anger.  It is impossible to move forward when every day brings a new trigger -- another trifecta…
  • Dec 2

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up
    Now is the time to counter lies with facts, repeatedly and unflaggingly, while also proclaiming the greatest truths:  of our equal humanity, of decency, of compassion.  Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument…
  • Nov 30

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck
    Barack Obama seems to view his role in the last weeks of his presidency as that of enabler-in-chief -- to ensure the transition to the new administration will be as smooth and as peaceful as possible.  He deeply…
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Dec 7

    [Eugene Volokh] Second Amendment challenge to New York state stun gun ban

    [Eugene Volokh] Second Amendment challenge to New York state stun gun ban
    Avitabile v. Cuomo, filed over the weekend in federal district court, claims that the New York state ban on stun guns violates the Second Amendment; I’m pleased to say that I’ll be consulting a bit on this litigation. For more on…
  • Dec 7

    [David Bernstein] The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency

    [David Bernstein] The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency
    Vin Testa of Washington in front of the Supreme Court before a hearing about gay marriage on April 28, 2015. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) The presidential election was so close that many factors were “but-for” causes of Donald…
  • Dec 7

    [Ilya Somin] Volokh Conspiracy holiday gift

    [Ilya Somin] Volokh Conspiracy holiday gift
    The holiday season is now upon us! And if you are looking for possible gifts for regular Volokh Conspiracy readers in your life, what could better than books by VC bloggers? Some of these books help shed light on the difficult political…
Rank this Week: 9

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
  • Dec 7

    What We Stand For

    What We Stand For
    *This piece was originally posted as a part of the Harvard Law and Policy Review's Obama Legacy Symposium. by Don Verrilli, Former Solicitor General of the United StatesI was fortunate to be a part of many great moments, in and out of…
  • Dec 6

    What’s Missing from the Dakota Access Pipeline Story?

    What’s Missing from the Dakota Access Pipeline Story?
    *This post originally appeared in The Commentator, The Official Student Newspaper of NYU School of Lawby James MayerAs opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline grows around the country, the cultural heritage issues that are central…
  • Dec 6

    Georgia’s Dangerous Rush to Execution

    Georgia’s Dangerous Rush to Execution
    by Norman Fletcher, Former Georgia Supreme Court JusticeIn 1967, Georgia enacted the Habeas Corpus Act in reaction to serious friction caused by federal habeas corpus review of Georgia criminal judgments. Georgia had grave systemic problems…
Rank this Week: 1106

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

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

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Dec 6

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit

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

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent

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

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

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?
    One of President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities when appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia is to select a justice who will "defend the Second Amendment." Commentators forecast that Trump's nominee will be pro-Second…
Rank this Week: 1902

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/
  • Dec 6

    Is Democracy in America Coming Apart?

    Is Democracy in America Coming Apart?
    I wrote Unfit for Democracy to warn that American democracy could collapse in coming decades. But the problems are coming home to roost sooner than I expected. How the economy treats people matters. That was the starting point for my work…
  • Nov 30

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up
    Here’s a follow up from Kim Scheppele: Just saw this piece from the NYT today that reports on the new research of Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa that analyzes the World Values Survey data and concludes that liberal democracies are…
  • Nov 29

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime
    This is a post from Kim Lane Scheppele, at Princeton University, which is chillingly accurate, as Kim usually is, and which I am re-posting with her permission from the lawcourt and conlawprof listservs: While we’re on the subject…
Rank this Week: 4721

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/
  • Dec 5

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’
    I’m one of the more than 500 signatories to this letter in which UM faculty take a stand against hatred, intimidation, and a “post-truth” world. The letter was written by members of the English Department. Media coverage in…
  • Dec 5

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily
    Donald Trump wants to ‘close up’ the Internet: In a speech at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Trump referenced the use by ISIS of social media as a recruitment tool. He recommended a discussion…
  • Dec 5

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like
    Miamians Are Going on Twitter to Ask Donald Trump to Deport Their Exes. According to the New Times, “dozens of folks,” many in the Miami area, are tweeting addresses and photos, some cc’ing the police, in the hopes of…
Rank this Week: 14

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 3

    Apuntes para una teoría de los fallos F-117

    Apuntes para una teoría de los fallos F-117
    El F-117, desarrolado por EE.UU. en la década del ochenta, fue el primer avión "indetectable", invisible a los radares. Para conseguir eso, el diseño incluía un montón de compromisos de prestaciones y le…
  • Nov 23

    Carlos Fayt (1918-2016)

    Carlos Fayt (1918-2016)
    I'm looking for the face I had. Before the world was made. -Yeats: The Winding Stair.Fayt joven, leve aire a Adam LevineMurió Fayt, neé Moisés, ayer.Cuando nació en Salta todavía se combatía…
  • Nov 5

    Punto bonus para el que gane las elecciones en EE.UU.: decidir el futuro de la Corte Suprema.

    Punto bonus para el que gane las elecciones en EE.UU.: decidir el futuro de la Corte Suprema.
    La próxima elección presidencial en EE.UU. elige al titular del Ejecutivo que gobernará ese país, y puede tomar ciertas decisiones de política exterior de relevancia obvia para todo el mundo,…
Rank this Week: 339

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/
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
  • Nov 28

    This Won't End Well

    This Won't End Well
    It is too often true in the trenches of criminal defense that if our clients were good at making decisions they wouldn't be our clients.Case in point:  Dylan Roof.  Charged with killing 9 African Americans at the Emanuel…
  • Nov 28

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine
    He's competent.  That is, and per the statutory language, he is able "to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him [and] to assist properly in his defense."So says the judge.  The guy was evaluated and…
Rank this Week: 302

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 3

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)
    On September 28, 2016, I audio-taped a 55-minute makeup class on Congressional abrogation of the 11th Amendment, including Kimel, Garrett and Hibbs. The class concluded with an important treaty power case, Missouri v. Holland. I hope you find…
  • Nov 28

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)
    On October 5, 2016, I audio-taped a 55 minute makeup class on presidential power, including the Steel Seizure, Curtiss-Wright and Dames & Moore cases. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online (no video content):…
  • Nov 21

    State Action, Color of Law and Section 1983

    State Action, Color of Law and Section 1983
    I blogged on February 19, 2015, about the Fourteenth Amendment’s state action requirement. Much earlier, on November 29, 2009, I blogged about the seminal section 1983 decision in Monroe v. Pape and its ruling that, where state…
Rank this Week: 826

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/
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
  • Nov 9

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court
    As in recent cycles, Republican incumbents and open-seat candidates for Texas appellate benches generally fared well in the 2016 general election. South Texas was the notable exception. The election will not change the Texas Supreme…
  • Nov 4

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument
    I just completed my second Fifth Circuit argument using my big iPad Pro in a more prominent role than ever before. Inspired by Jeff Richardson’s post about how he used an iPad to prepare for and present an appellate argument, I…
Rank this Week: 1378

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 27

    Austin Loses Suit Alleging Undervalued Tax Appraisal

    Austin Loses Suit Alleging Undervalued Tax Appraisal
    A Texas appellate court recently affirmed the dismissal of the city of Austin’s lawsuit claiming commercial and vacant property are being undervalued during property tax appraisals.  Austin sued the Travis Central Appraisal…
  • Nov 25

    NJ Requires Proof Of Reasonable Probability Of Approvals For Alternate Highest And Best Use

    NJ Requires Proof Of Reasonable Probability Of Approvals For Alternate Highest And Best Use
    The NJ Appellate Division recently decided a case involving an important and recurring issue – valuing a property for a use that requires land development approvals.  In New Jersey Transit Corp. v. Franco, Docket No. A-3802-12T4,…
  • Nov 15

    U.S. Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Appraisal

    U.S. Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Appraisal
    The Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance will hold a hearing entitled “Modernizing Appraisals: A Regulatory Review and the Future of the Industry” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. This hearing will examine the…
Rank this Week: 1447

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Clinton misbehavior not constitutional crime

    Clinton misbehavior not constitutional crime
    Many people are shocked to find out, but under the Constitution, as strictly interpreted, 1. There is no authority to make bribery a crime, just a impeachable/removable offense (high crime or misdemeanor). So while what seems to have been…
  • Nov 21

    Eighty ambiguous phrase

    Eighty ambiguous phrase
    My analysis of the U.S. Constitution counts about 80 words or phrases that are somewhat ambiguous, and give rise to most of the interpretation/construction controversies. I have highlighted those at …
  • Nov 15

    Can seditious libel be made a crime under the U.S. Constitution?

    Can seditious libel be made a crime under the U.S. Constitution?
    Professor James G. Wilson asks whether it is constitutional to make seditious libel a crime. As a consistent originalist I can answer that. The answer is no.Sedition and seditious libel are common law crimes, and it was correctly ruled in…
Rank this Week: 4045

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
  • Nov 24

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionThe final Showcase panel examines Justice Scalia's transformation of five very important areas of Supreme Court doctrine. First, Justice Scalia transformed freedom of expression doctrine by entrenching a rule…
  • Nov 24

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionRESOLVED: Hostile Environment Law, On and Off Campus, Often Violates the First Amendment. The Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate was held on November 19, 2016, during The Federalist Society's 2016 National Lawyers…
  • Nov 24

    Using Judicial Processes for Political Purposes 11-19-2016

    Using Judicial Processes for Political Purposes 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers Convention“Those who won our independence," Justice Brandeis wrote nearly a century ago, “eschewed silence coerced by law – the argument of force in its worst form." They believed that “the…
Rank this Week: 1432

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Nov 23

    Broad or narrow: Taxman reviews “Private” Museum

    Broad or narrow: Taxman reviews “Private” Museum
    By David Honig, Esq.* Last year, on November 20, 2015, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) launched a review of eleven US private museums in response to a recent New York Times Article that exposes a possibility for abuse of 501(c)(3) nonprofit…
  • Oct 27

    Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive

    Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive
    By Scotti Hill* INTRODUCTION Predating the advent of words, images have long served as an elemental tool of communication, working to describe and persuade. As the modern era’s complex political systems galvanized and alienated large…
  • Oct 17

    The New Copyright Small Claims Bill: A Ray of Hope for Independent Photographer

    The New Copyright Small Claims Bill: A Ray of Hope for Independent Photographer
    By Adelaide Dunn* The U.S. Copyright Act’s single regulatory system fails to accommodate the diversity of production methods, output speeds and business models of today’s creative entrepreneurs. In the eyes of independent and…
Rank this Week: 1039

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic
    Many political scientists and other experts contend that reliable demographic information regarding the 2016 election does not yet exist. The scarcity of definitive data, however, has not deterred... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Nov 21

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”
    I now have a publication date for my new book: January 17. The excessively long, but nicely descriptive, title is Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Sep 12

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam
    Somewhat lost in the run-up to Labor Day weekend and wall-to-wall media coverage of the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on August 30. This builds on what has quietly become…
  • Jul 16

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

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
Rank this Week: 3221

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
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
  • Oct 4

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective
    In this First Monday event, Law School faculty discuss their insight and opinions on upcoming United States Supreme Court cases and the issues currently facing the Court. Featuring: Anthony J. Casey, '02, Professor of Law and Mark Claster…
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
Rank this Week: 215

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 748

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Nov 10

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

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

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

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century
    In 1894, the Supreme Court heard two parties argue over a patent for a new rug design.  In Dunlap v Schofield (1894), $250 was at stake.  The Court has not heard another design patent case until today.  In Samsung Electronics…
  • Jun 14

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

    Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall
    It has been four months since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the Supreme Court still has only eight sitting justices. On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill Justice Scalia’s seat. In the…
Rank this Week: 3146

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Vox: Fast Gigabit Network

    Vox: Fast Gigabit Network
    October 17, 2016-Vox takes a look at cities that have spent millions on fast gigabit networks. Susan discusses her views on building a nationwide fiber network.
  • Oct 10

    Susan Crawford makes the case for the Responsive Communities Initiative

    Susan Crawford makes the case for the Responsive Communities Initiative
    As part of Boston’s HUBweek, Harvard Law School Clinical Professor Susan Crawford addressed a gathering of more than 100 people at Harvard Law School in September and made the case for her new Responsive Communities Initiative, a…
  • Oct 9

    Washington Post: Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Internet

    Washington Post: Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Internet
    October 6, 2016-“Zero-rating is pernicious, unfair and unnecessary,” said Susan Crawford, a law professor at Harvard who has advocated for strong regulation of the broadband industry. Permitting the practice would simply enable…
Rank this Week: 2383

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/
  • Oct 6

    Pneumonia, Senior Citizens and President Pence or President Kaine

    Pneumonia, Senior Citizens and President Pence or President Kaine
    At the time of his inauguration, the ninth US President, William Henry Harrison was 68 years, 23 days old.  He was the oldest person to assume the office.   On March 4. 1841 Harrison’s Inaugural Address, at 8,445 words,…
  • Sep 15

    Constitutional Sound Bites for the Ear and On the Air

    Constitutional Sound Bites for the Ear and On the Air
    Different people learn in different ways.  Many like to listen or watch video rather than simply read.  This page features constitutional concepts for the ear, and interviews with constitutional stories and the background of the…
  • Aug 24

    How A Bill Becomes a Law: Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution

    How A Bill Becomes a Law: Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution
    The Constitution’s Article I, Section 7 defines the process by which the federal government passes laws. Section 7 opens with the Origination Clause which requires “Bills for raising Revenue” to originate in the House…
Rank this Week: 2825

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?
    As I’ve written about before, there is a thin and often elusive line between what is actionable defamation and what is non-actionable opinion. An example of a type of statement that often confounds lawyers is one that appears to be a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4319

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

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

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update
    Privacy advocates won an important victory in July when a federal appeals court ruled to limit the access of the U.S. government to individuals’ e-mail accounts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the federal…
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

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

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
Rank this Week: 3675

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/
  • Aug 2

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

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

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
  • Feb 11

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute
    In yet another installment of the gravamen of the complaint conundrum, the California Supreme Court is currently reviewing Park v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1258. The issue is whether the…
Rank this Week: 435

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1055

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

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

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?

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

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?

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

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

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa
    The constant increase of minors with possession of fake IDs has become a large scale pandemic around America. An article published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental showed that in a study of approximately 1,000 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2241

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

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

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
  • Jun 2

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?
    An important case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that could cause significant harm to children across the nation who need special education services, or it could raise the bar for children with disabilities in areas that currently…
  • May 23

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying
    I’ve posted about such incidents before, but another one has hit the national news. The facts as alleged seem sadly typical:  A student is repeatedly bullied over a long period of time by a group of students; the bullying is…
Rank this Week: 1275

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 2401

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1163

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 1023

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
  • Feb 15

    Scalia’s greatest strength, his steadfastness, was also his greatest weakness – The Washington Post

    Scalia’s greatest strength, his steadfastness, was also his greatest weakness – The Washington Post
    I do not agree that his steadfastness as described in the article is weakness, but interesting that Turley frames this way. Scalia resisted the legal indeterminacy and intellectual dishonesty that he saw as a corruption of modern…
  • Feb 15

    Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review

    Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review
    He was a dedicated and eloquent foe of the notion of a ‘living Constitution.’ Source: Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review
  • Feb 15

    Justice Scalia’s Legacy

    Justice Scalia’s Legacy
    This weekend we lost an Honorable man, a great Jurist, and a true Champion of the Constitution, with the passing of  Justice Antonin Scalia. To a large extent, Scalia’s insistence that the Constitution must be understood as it was…
Rank this Week: 4476