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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Michigan supports prompt review of same-sex marriage

    Michigan supports prompt review of same-sex marriage
    Moving rapidly to help persuade the Supreme Court to take up the same-sex marriage issue promptly, Michigan officials filed their brief Monday night in a key case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit — the…
  • Nov 25

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Eric Schnapper (Part four)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Eric Schnapper (Part four)
    How to prepare for oral argument; answering the questions asked; and the (limited) relation of ideas of Justices, the Court, and jurisprudence to the reality of oral argument. “Just the way they say, ‘Battle plans never…
  • Nov 25

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Briefly: In his Sidebar column for The New York Times, Adam Liptak discusses whether there is a “tipping point” at which the Court may feel ready to invalidate state practices, such as bans on interracial marriage, and what that…
Rank this Week: 12

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 25

    In Praise of Expert Panels (in Football, at Least)

    In Praise of Expert Panels (in Football, at Least)
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIt is a short holiday week, and even if I had something to say about the big national news story from Ferguson, Missouri, I would rather write about something relatively frivolous.  And, as Professor Dorf's…
  • Nov 22

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement
    by Michael DorfI begin by establishing my disinterested bona fides with respect to the dispute about whether the president has authority to defer deportation of, and other enforcement measures against, undocumented immigrants in certain…
  • Nov 21

    A Farewell to Basketball

    A Farewell to Basketball
    by Michael DorfMy retirement from my favorite sport looked nothing like Derek Jeter's retirement from his. There were no standing ovations, no sneaker ads, no ESPN encomia. That's fair enough. If not quite the second coming of Babe Ruth that…
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Nov 25

    Five More Years! With STELAR, Congress Re-Ups STELA

    Five More Years! With STELAR, Congress Re-Ups STELA
    Cable TV and broadcast provisions tweaked as Congress re-authorizes satellite carriage of local TV stations. Christmas is coming early this year … if, that is, you’re a direct broadcast satellite (DBS), cable or other MVPD…
  • Nov 23

    Finally Bringing Broadcast Contest Rules into the 21st Century?

    Finally Bringing Broadcast Contest Rules into the 21st Century?
    Three years in the making, a notice of proposed rulemaking would give the thumbs up to online contest rules. Big News! The Commission has taken the unusual step of proposing a rule revision requested by broadcasters and of potential benefit…
  • Nov 23

    Flo and Eddie Take Their Siriusly Winning Ways to the East Coast

    Flo and Eddie Take Their Siriusly Winning Ways to the East Coast
    Sirius XM loses on public performance claims for pre-1972 sound recordings … again. I’ve already written about two lawsuits – both in California – based on infringement claims arising from Sirius XM’s public…
Rank this Week: 2225

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Nov 25

    School Swindle: N.Y. Board Makes Private Education Its Top Priority

    School Swindle: N.Y. Board Makes Private Education Its Top Priority
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationThe East Ramapo Central School District in New York has failed in its first duty: to provide the best education possible to the children in its care.A New York community provides a frightening example of what can…
  • Nov 24

    Troubling Tomes: Texas State Board Of Education Votes To Approve Biased Textbook

    Troubling Tomes: Texas State Board Of Education Votes To Approve Biased Textbook
    Sarah JonesWall of SeparationOn Friday, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) voted 10-5 to approve 89 new social studies textbooks for use in public classrooms. The vote, which split cleanly on party lines, ends public hearings on the…
  • Nov 21

    Slowly Back Away From The Microphone: Wash. Student Penalized For Disruptions, Not Preaching

    Slowly Back Away From The Microphone: Wash. Student Penalized For Disruptions, Not Preaching
    Sarah JonesWall of SeparationThe Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Leal believes school officials subjected him to religious discrimination by forbidding him from passing out tracts and preaching during class time and at official school…
Rank this Week: 2791

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
  • Nov 25

    LegalEyes for November 25, 2014

    LegalEyes for November 25, 2014
    by Caroline CoxKrishnadev Calamur of NPR reports on the aftermath of the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Kimberly Kindy of The Washington Post discusses how juries tend to give police the benefit of…
  • Nov 24

    A Champion for Those Often Overlooked, Abner Mikva to Receive Top Civilian Honor

    A Champion for Those Often Overlooked, Abner Mikva to Receive Top Civilian Honor
    by Nanya Springer. Abner Mikva has led the sort of distinguished legal career that is often condensed into a list of prestigious positions and awards.  Undeniably, this list is impressive; Mikva has commanded top positions in every…
  • Nov 24

    39 Years in Prison: Why We Need Better Science to Identify Culprit

    39 Years in Prison: Why We Need Better Science to Identify Culprit
    by Brandon L. Garrett, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law. Since the 2011 publication of Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong, Professor Garrett has written widely on issues of criminal…
Rank this Week: 332

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Concerns about a Troubling Presidential Precedent and OLC’s Review of Its Validity

    Concerns about a Troubling Presidential Precedent and OLC’s Review of Its Validity
    David A. Martin For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law            The OLC opinion on new enforcement priorities for the Department of Homeland Security probably…
  • Nov 24

    Refocusing the Debate on Policy, Not Legal Authority

    Refocusing the Debate on Policy, Not Legal Authority
    Alina Das For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law On November 20, 2014, President Obama announcedhis long-awaited plan for executive action on immigration reform. As someone who represents immigrants who face…
  • Nov 24

    Must Enforcement Discretion be Exercised Case-by-Case?

    Must Enforcement Discretion be Exercised Case-by-Case?
    Gillian Metzger For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration LawAlong with others I believe the new immigration initiative is a constitutional exercise of DHS’s broad discretion over enforcement of the immigration…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Nov 25

    Close Your Eyes and Pretend Really Hard

    Close Your Eyes and Pretend Really Hard
    Scott Greenfield makes a point, with some regularity, that we shouldn't be in the business of making people stupider.H.L. Mencken said that "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.It's not actually P.T.…
  • Nov 24

    Angel Cordero - Coming Home

    Angel Cordero - Coming Home
    It's all supposed to be hunky dory.  You're 25 years old.  Convicted, sentenced to prison for attempted murder, a crime you insist you didn't commit.  Spend 13 years locked up.  Then get released.  Now you're 38.…
  • Nov 24

    It's Not Like Knowing Would Matter

    It's Not Like Knowing Would Matter
    The thing that's different about Scott Panetti isn't that he's on death row even though he won his case in the U.S. Supreme Court.   The court didn't say he should be freed, after all.  It didn't even say they couldn't kill him.…
Rank this Week: 510

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Religion Clause Nominated For ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Religion Clause Nominated For ABA Journal Blawg 100
    I am pleased to announce that Religion Clause has been nominated by the ABA Journal for inclusion in its 8th Annual Blawg 100 rankings.  This is the sixth time in eight years that Religion Clause has made this prestigious list of the top…
  • Nov 25

    Colorado Supreme Court: FFRF Lacks Standing To Challenge Day of Prayer Proclamation

    Colorado Supreme Court: FFRF Lacks Standing To Challenge Day of Prayer Proclamation
    In a 5-2 decision yesterday, the Colorado Supreme Court held that the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its members lack standing to challenge the Governor's annual Colorado Day of Prayer proclamations. The suit claimed that the…
  • Nov 25

    Britain's Law Society Withdraws Practice Note On Drafting Sharia-Compliant Will

    Britain's Law Society Withdraws Practice Note On Drafting Sharia-Compliant Will
    Last March, the Law Society of England and Wales issued a Practice Note to assist British solicitors whose clients ask them to draw up wills that comply with Sharia law. The Law Society's action drew criticism from those who objected that…
Rank this Week: 23

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Nov 25

    Constitution Check: Who is getting in line to sue President Obama?

    Constitution Check: Who is getting in line to sue President Obama?
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains why there may be no early constitutional resolution to lawsuits against the Obama administration for everything from Obamacare to immigration.
  • Nov 25

    Passenger pigeons, eels were on the Founding Fathers’ Thanksgiving menu

    Passenger pigeons, eels were on the Founding Fathers’ Thanksgiving menu
    Do you think the Founding Fathers observed Thanksgiving by eating turkey, dressing and green bean casserole? In reality, there were a few things on the menu we wouldn’t see today, including an extinct bird and some slimy fish.
  • Nov 24

    Add a new Defense Secretary to the nomination logjam

    Add a new Defense Secretary to the nomination logjam
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s expected resignation is adding another new element to an expected showdown between the Obama administration and Republican leaders over cabinet-level nominations.
Rank this Week: 1935

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/
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
  • Nov 24

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right
    Stewart E. Sterk & Melanie B. Leslie, Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession, 89 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 165 (2014).Anne-Marie RhodesArticles routinely appear that serve up a simple, everyday scenario that has…
  • Nov 21

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?
    Martha Chamallas, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 133 (2013), available at SSRN.John GoldbergMartha Chamallas’s Monsanto Lecture, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, is timely…
Rank this Week: 508

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: 10

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 1441

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Nov 24

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
  • Nov 24

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
  • Nov 20

    NY Times Says Idaho Dead Last at Protecting Juvenile Record

    NY Times Says Idaho Dead Last at Protecting Juvenile Record
     Associate Attorney William Young is at it again: There is an article today in the New York Times discussing the issue of juvenile offenders and the importance of sealing their records from the public eye. The article examines how many…
Rank this Week: 4565

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/
  • Nov 24

    It’s That Time of Year Again

    It’s That Time of Year Again
    …when I ask you to vote for Jotwell at the ABA Law Blog 100 competition (look under “profs”). Mom – you don’t have to be a lawyer to vote.
  • Nov 24

    Nice Surprise

    Nice Surprise
    Someone sent me this via a student-run candygram service today.
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
Rank this Week: 30

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 24

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium
    The City of Hartford has used its power of eminent domain to assemble land for a stadium.  The Hartford City Council approved a $350 million plan to build a minor league baseball stadium for the New Britain Rock Cats. However, it does…
  • Nov 23

    Eminent Domain Topic For Jon Stewart

    Eminent Domain Topic For Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart used eminent domain debates to criticize Republicans over their support of the Keystone Pipeline in a recent Daily Show.  In his usual method, he juxtaposed statements by Republicans decrying the use of the power of eminent…
  • Oct 28

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased
    Mortgage Daily has reported that there was no quarterly change in the risk of mortgage fraud, according to the 2Q 2014 National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index published by analytics firm Interthinx.  However, the risk of Valuation fraud was…
Rank this Week: 1907

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: 609

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 24

    Who is to Blame for Declining Bar Exam Passage Rates?

    Who is to Blame for Declining Bar Exam Passage Rates?
    Derek Muller argues in this post that the National Council of Bar Examiners (NCBE) may be more to blame than they are willing to admit. From his post:Despite protests from the National Council of Bar Examiners to the contrary (PDF), it…
  • Nov 21

    I Have Passed the California Bar Exam!

    I Have Passed the California Bar Exam!
    This, of course, changes nothing in my disclaimers (although once I am sworn in, I will be changing that remark about not being a licensed attorney).But it is a good day.UPDATEBased on statistics recently posted by Derek Muller, it…
  • Nov 21

    Amar and Allard on Reevaluating the Bar Exam

    Amar and Allard on Reevaluating the Bar Exam
    At Justia's Verdict, Vikram Amar has this article discussing the decline in performance of the July 2014 bar examinees relative to other years. Amar also addresses the National Conference of Bar Examiners' [NCBE's] response to this…
Rank this Week: 2132

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Nov 24

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!
    PZ Myers was accused of rape by a student. Myers claims the rape allegation is false. Yet rather than call the police to perform a rape kit and conduct a thorough investigatin, Myers used his institutional power and privilege to silence the…
  • Nov 22

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List
    There has been much hemming and hawing online about the IGDA blacklist. Many have misrepreseted my position. They are falsely claiming that I said someone could sue for being blocked on Twitter, or could be sued because they were named as a…
  • Nov 21

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation
    1. Sometime within the past 48 hours, the International Game Developers Association, through its agent Kate Edwards, linked to and widely publicized what it called an "Online Harassment Resource." (Kate Edwards of IGDA Tweeted out a…
Rank this Week: 189

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
  • Nov 23

    Ferguson Q&A with organizer Larry Fellows III

    Ferguson Q&A with organizer Larry Fellows III
    As we wait for the St. Louis county grand jury to reach a decision on whether or not to indict Officer Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, ACLU national staff is in Ferguson, Missouri to support the work of the ACLU of Missouri and to…
  • Nov 21

    President Obama: Don’t Empower an Unaccountable and Violent Agency

    President Obama: Don’t Empower an Unaccountable and Violent Agency
    Which American police force had an officer arrested for misconduct almost every single day between 2005 and 2012? Hint: It’s the same one that was responsible for at least 31 fatal encounters with private individuals since 2010, without…
  • Nov 21

    Movement for Racial Justice Runs Wide and Deep

    Movement for Racial Justice Runs Wide and Deep
    “Everyone is aware of race. Dealing with racism is another matter,” said a keynote speaker at Facing Race 2014: A Multi-Racial, Intergenerational Gathering for Racial Justice Advocates.  I joined almost 1,600 people from…
Rank this Week: 78

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Nov 22

    Each new hurdle is an opportunity to practice taijiquan battle.

    Each new hurdle is an opportunity to practice taijiquan battle.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Nov 20

    Getting by with a little help from my friends, in the criminal defense practice.

    Getting by with a little help from my friends, in the criminal defense practice.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Nov 17

    Not getting debilitated by mistakes. Winning when still connected to all. The power of space.

    Not getting debilitated by mistakes. Winning when still connected to all. The power of space.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
Rank this Week: 304

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Nov 21

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School House Republicans filed their expected lawsuit against the Obama administration, arguing that the administration spend money on the Affordable Care Act's insurer offset program without an…
  • Nov 20

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Office of Legal Counsel yesterday released an opinion on the President's legal authority for his immigration plan, which he'll announce shortly. Here's the summary, in three points: The…
  • Nov 20

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law November 20, as President Obama acknowledged again this year, is "Transgender Day of Remembrance." While the commemoration often focuses on violence against…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Nov 21

    Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
    In September, 1863, Sarah J. Hale’s fifteen year effort to have the last Thursday of November become a nationally recognized day of Thanksgiving became a reality when, in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln issued a proclamation in…
  • Nov 17

    Sixth Amendment’s Public Trial: From Communal Duty to Accused’s Right

    Sixth Amendment’s Public Trial: From Communal Duty to Accused’s Right
    The Constitution’s Bill of Rights contains many procedural protections for those the government accuses of having committed a crime.  Among them is the Sixth Amendment right to a “public…
  • Nov 13

    Sixth Amendment’s Speedy Trial Right: Ancient, Worthy and Elusive

    Sixth Amendment’s Speedy Trial Right: Ancient, Worthy and Elusive
    The Constitution’s Bill of Rights contains many protections for those the government accuses of having committed a crime.  Among them is the Sixth Amendment right to a “speedy trial”.  The provision is stated:…
Rank this Week: 3144

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 394

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship
    David Brooks and other delusional stalwarts of the pundit class continue to believe that the Republican Party cares about governing and is capable of compromise.  Ignoring GOP efforts since the dawn of the Obama Administration…
  • Nov 17

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old
    "There is actually a good argument that Tom Seaver should be regarded as the greatest pitcher of all time ... Seaver pitched for eight losing teams, several of them really terrible, and four other teams which had losing records except when…
  • Nov 4

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election
    Senator-Elect and Wingnut Joni Ernst I believe it was  Adlai Stevenson who said, "in a Democracy you get the government you deserve."  But do we really deserve the latest batch of truly loathsome extremists, misogynists and…
Rank this Week: 204

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
  • Nov 20

    Transferring Web Hosts – Please Resubscribe

    Transferring Web Hosts – Please Resubscribe
    Hello everyone, I am going to be transferring web hosts for AzCommonLaw in the next week or so.  The only real impact should be to those who subscribe to this site via email.  I do not have access to the information to who has…
  • Nov 20

    Transferring Web Hosts – Please Resubscribe

    Transferring Web Hosts – Please Resubscribe
    Hello everyone, I am going to be transferring web hosts for AzCommonLaw in the next week or so.  The only …Continue reading →
  • Nov 19

    Protecting the Phoenix Police While They Protect U

    Protecting the Phoenix Police While They Protect U
    It is easy to see Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia has trouble with his eyesight.  The dark framed glasses line his face and aid his eyesight. Glasses have not helped him see identify the mental health problems right in front of him…
Rank this Week: 2059

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
Rank this Week: 548

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Nov 19

    The Gruber Videos and the Future of Journalism

    The Gruber Videos and the Future of Journalism
    Very few people (outside of those who wish them ill) have commented on the lack of substantial, and politically even-handed, reporting by the mainstream media (MSM). Most of the White House press corps has been reduced, during the Obama…
  • Nov 6

    FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan Is Another Step in the Regulation of Speech

    FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan Is Another Step in the Regulation of Speech
    So the latest development on the speech regulation front is Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s rumored plan to create a “hybrid” regulatory structure in the name of “net neutrality,”…
  • Oct 18

    Free Speech Week: Not a Moment Too Soon

    Free Speech Week: Not a Moment Too Soon
    With two and a half months still to go, 2014 has been one of the toughest years on record for freedom of speech in the USA. In February, for instance, two “climate change” groups collected 110,000 names on a petition they then…
Rank this Week: 4075

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 3479

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

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
  • Nov 7

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"
    Two of the best ideas of the last half-century describe strategies for using legal remedies to solve social problems. One is the concentration of liability on a well-situated problem solver, or “least cost-avoider,” who can always…
Rank this Week: 557

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Nov 18

    The Rise of State “Religious Freedom” Bill

    The Rise of State “Religious Freedom” Bill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeDespite the fact that these bills claim to protect religious freedom, in reality they could open the door for serious and harmful unintended consequences, including nullifying discrimination, public safety, and…
  • Nov 4

    Church-State Separation in Midterm Election

    Church-State Separation in Midterm Election
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeToday is voting day, and Americans United has been keeping an eye on a couple of ballot initiatives.In Alabama, Amendment 1 would ban foreign laws in Alabama courts. This constitutional amendment is completely…
  • Oct 9

    U.S. Department of Education Report Shows Continued Shortcomings of DC Voucher Program

    U.S. Department of Education Report Shows Continued Shortcomings of DC Voucher Program
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe DC voucher program includes mostly religious schools, is unpopular, and doesn't actually reach the students who need it most.The U.S. Department of Education released a report this week entitled,…
Rank this Week: 1975

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/
  • Nov 18

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, we were the invaders. See if this analogy fits. We don’t have data…
  • Nov 18

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, we were the invaders. See if this analogy fits. We don’t have data…
  • Nov 11

    I don’t get it

    I don’t get it
    I don’t get it. Political scientists tell us that the advantage of democracy is that the elected officials have to act for the benefit of most of the people. And if they don’t, they lose. So the Republican Administration of George…
Rank this Week: 4743

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/
  • Nov 18

    Reflexiones a propósito de la ley veintisiete mil

    Reflexiones a propósito de la ley veintisiete mil
    Se publicó ayer en el Boletín Oficial el Acuerdo de Sede entre Argentina y la Comision Trinacional de la cuenca del Rio Pilcomayo. Ley Nacional que normalmente no recibiría mayor atención, si no fuera por cierto…
  • Nov 18

    Reforma del Código Civil: los resultados de la encuesta

    Reforma del Código Civil: los resultados de la encuesta
    Publicamos esto para no dejar (mas) cabos sueltos. El 12 de octubre, un rato antes de que nos enteráramos de la muerte de Petracchi, lanzamos una encuesta en el blog sobre el Nuevo Código Civil (hicimos varias ediciones…
  • Nov 14

    La Rioja contra La Rioja: coparticipación, omisión de legislar, enforcement, autonomía municipal y ma

    La Rioja contra La Rioja: coparticipación, omisión de legislar, enforcement, autonomía municipal y ma
    Estuvimos haciendo este post hace un par de días, y antes de publicarlo se nos borró por la maldad intrínseca del dispositivo que operábamos. Antes de que se nos vaya del todo, recuperamos aquí, "de…
Rank this Week: 179

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    SCOTUS Considers Review of Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Case

    SCOTUS Considers Review of Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Last June, I was preparing for oral argument in a wrongful death case before a panel of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In that file preparation, we learned that one of the judges on our panel,…
  • Nov 13

    Personal Injury: The Rich Get Foolishly Richer

    Personal Injury: The Rich Get Foolishly Richer
    A few years back, I read in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly about a 144 million dollar jury verdict Geoffrey Fieger won against Beaumont Hospital.  My old law firm, Plunkett & Cooney, defended the hospital in the epic medical…
  • Nov 8

    Another Encrypted Cell Phone Case Gets Attention

    Another Encrypted Cell Phone Case Gets Attention
    By: Timothy P. FlynnA judge in Virginia was recently faced with a decision whether to allow a county prosecutor to compel an accused to produce two things: his cell phone passcode and his fingerprint.  In Virginia vs David Charles Baust,…
Rank this Week: 985

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: 748

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 15

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 1

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 1
    What conduct should be made criminal, and how should the severity of different crimes be graded?  Consider a few scenarios: A college student grows marijuana in a small garden behind his house.  He and his housemates consume the…
  • Nov 11

    Barrock Lecture Explores Collision Between Criminal Law and Neuroscience

    Barrock Lecture Explores Collision Between Criminal Law and Neuroscience
    “Be of good cheer; everything is going to be all right.”  With these words last week, Stephen Morse sought to reassure his audience at Marquette Law School that advances in neuroscience will not ultimately upset traditional…
  • Oct 8

    New Research on Violence

    New Research on Violence
    The new issue of Criminology features several interesting papers relating to violence and its control.  This has been a hot topic here in Milwaukee over the past few months.  Perhaps some of the emerging policy proposals would…
Rank this Week: 781

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Nov 11

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast
    As many of you may know, Chicago-Kent’s CLE department has presented my two-day Conference on Section 1983 for over thirty years. The next one is scheduled for April  16-17, 2015. As part of the most recent Conference in April…
  • Oct 22

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive
    Here is a very nice Oyez Deep Dive into how the Roberts Court is interpreting the Fourth Amendment. The Deep Dive features both text and video explanations (including a short video by me on section 1983 Fourth Amendment claims), and is geared…
  • Oct 6

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby
    I spoke at Chicago-Kent for almost an hour on September 30, 2014, about the following: THE RELIGION CLAUSES: UNDERSTANDING TOWN OF GREECE AND HOBBY LOBBY It’s available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqBPrI6KeBY The student groups…
Rank this Week: 2476

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/
  • Nov 5

    2014 Election Results, Texas Appellate Edition

    2014 Election Results, Texas Appellate Edition
    Republicans continued their dominance of statewide judicial races in yesterday’s election, with Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Justices Jeff Brown, Jeff Boyd, and Phil Johnson winning new six-year terms on the Texas Supreme…
  • Oct 23

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade
    If you’ve received CaseMail updates this week, you’ve likely noticed something new when clicking on the link embedded in your notification emails. Last Friday, the Texas appellate courts got a major online upgrade with the…
  • Sep 8

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?
    When used appropriately, hyperlinks to specific portions of the record or to on-point authorities can be a very effective tool in the appellate lawyer’s arsenal. But are recent developments enhancing that tool or effectively taking it…
Rank this Week: 1675

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/
  • Oct 21

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement
    Hello friends: Tomorrow is a busy day for me as I will be making two presentations on special education topics. In the morning I will be speaking in New Brunswick to other attorneys from across the state of New Jersey on the topic of…
  • Oct 21

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement
    Hello friends: Tomorrow is a busy day for me as I will be making two presentations on special education topics. In the morning I will be speaking in New Brunswick to other attorneys from across the state of New Jersey on the topic of…
  • Sep 22

    Special Education Student Raped During Scheme by School Official

    Special Education Student Raped During Scheme by School Official
    I’ve written and spoken frequently on how school districts can sometimes be held accountable for the actions of one student toward another.  A recent case out of Alabama with some truely horrific facts seems to run counter to…
Rank this Week: 1999

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1943

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Oct 4

    Dunn will not have to listen to loud music while in prison

    Dunn will not have to listen to loud music while in prison
    On Wednesday, Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting of an unarmed teenager who had been playing loud music.  In the first trial, Mr. Dunn, 47, was found guilty of attempted second degree…
  • Sep 7

    America’s 10th “Supreme” Justice?

    America’s 10th “Supreme” Justice?
    While only nine justices sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Appeals Court Judge Richard A. Posner has repeatedly shown his ability to gain outsized recognition and praise from legal minds across ideological or political spectra.  Born…
  • Jul 28

    Florida wins appeal to ban pediatricians from protecting kids from gun violence

    Florida wins appeal to ban pediatricians from protecting kids from gun violence
    In Florida, last year, 17 children aged 12 or younger were killed with guns, often accidentally.  Serious injuries remain even more common.  Yet despite frequent stories about small children gaining access to unsecured guns…
Rank this Week: 1596

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Oct 2

    Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59

    Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59
    The Canadian Bar Association and Trial Lawyers Association mounted a constitutional challenge of hearing fees imposed by the Province of British Columbia. The fees in question amounted to between $500 and $800 per day of court time. In the…
  • Sep 12

    R. v. Mian, 2014 SCC 54

    R. v. Mian, 2014 SCC 54
    The accused, Mohammad Hassan Mian, was arrested for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, but not informed of the reason for his detention for 22 minutes, and not informed of his right to retain and instruct counsel for…
  • Jul 18

    R. v. Taylor, 2014 SCC 50

    R. v. Taylor, 2014 SCC 50
    The accused, Jamie Kenneth Taylor, was arrested and taken to hospital after crashing his vehicle and injuring three of his passengers. Police suspected that Mr. Taylor was intoxicated but did not advise him of his right to retain and instruct…
Rank this Week: 4003

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
Rank this Week: 2649

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Making a difference

    Making a difference
    A number of proposals have been made for reforming government abuses. Here are a few points:DocumentariesDocumentaries have already been done. They have some use in recruiting activists, but almost none for effecting real reforms. If …
  • Aug 20

    Lay v. legal versions of originalism

    Lay v. legal versions of originalism
    There has been a recent debate on the Volokh Conspiracy and the Originalism blog here, here, here, here, and here among Ilya Somin, Michael Ramsey, and Timothy Sandefur, over whether the meanings of the terms used in the U.S. Constitution…
  • Jun 30

    Anwar al Awlaki

    Anwar al Awlaki
    The issue with Anwar al Awlaki is not whether he was a citizen, or even where he was. If we examine the legal history of the right of due process, we find that it was not confined to citizens (or "subjects" in the English…
Rank this Week: 4232

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

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

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

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

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
Rank this Week: 2849

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

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

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Aug 14

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy
    Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children get hurt.Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children…
  • Jan 4

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law
    Mission organizations are heavy users of various forms of social media, on an individual and organizational level. With personnel, offices, and supporters in multiple countries and time zones, social media makes sense. It has enormous…
  • Dec 7

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege
    In most states, and under the common law, communications with spiritual leaders are protected under a privilege called clergy-communicant, clergy-congregant, clergy communications or something similar. But when does it apply? Ministers must…
Rank this Week: 2482