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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 28

    Judge Says Timber Company is Likely, but not Substantially Likely, to Have Standing to Challenge BLM Timber Sale

    Judge Says Timber Company is Likely, but not Substantially Likely, to Have Standing to Challenge BLM Timber Sale
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Richard J. Leon (D.D.C.) ruled today that a timber company has a sufficient likelihood of showing standing to withstand a motion to dismiss, but not sufficient to get a preliminary injunction,…
  • Jun 27

    United States Supreme Court Reaffirms Abortion Access in Whole Woman's Health

    United States Supreme Court Reaffirms Abortion Access in Whole Woman's Health
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court's opinion in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstdet (previously Cole), declares unconstitutional both the admitting privileges and…
  • Jun 23

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today deadlocked 4-4 in the case challenging President Obama's deferred action plan for certain unauthorized immigrants, or DAPA. The Court's ruling in United States v. Texas…
Rank this Week: 4412

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
  • Jun 28

    "Robot Lawyer" Takes On Parking Ticket

    "Robot Lawyer" Takes On Parking Ticket
    The Guardian reports that Joshua Browder calls his chatbot, DoNotPay "the world's first robot lawyer." Browder's creation requires users to work their way through a series of questions to determine the viability of appealing a parking ticket.…
  • Jun 27

    Airbnb Sues San Francisco, Alleges Violation of CDA Section 230

    Airbnb Sues San Francisco, Alleges Violation of CDA Section 230
    On June 27, 2016, Airbnb filed a complaint against the City of San Francisco in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that a recently-enacted ordinance requiring Airbnb hosts to register and post their…
  • Jun 27

    Voisine and the Significance of Second Amendment Silence

    Voisine and the Significance of Second Amendment Silence
    The Supreme Court released an opinion today in Voisine v. United States (full opinion here), a case described by Rory Little of SCOTUSblog as both "arcane" and "unremarkable." But the case involves guns and statutory interpretation, so here I…
Rank this Week: 2167

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
  • Jun 28

    Yesterday’s Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Was a Great Victory for Women, but It Should Have Been a No Brainer

    Yesterday’s Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Was a Great Victory for Women, but It Should Have Been a No Brainer
    How could a law that decimated a woman's access to abortion for no medical reason have gotten this far? Without a doubt, yesterday’s Supreme Court decision dealt a major blow to those who want to prevent a woman from having an…
  • Jun 24

    #TDOA16: Messages From the Front Lines for Trans Justice

    #TDOA16: Messages From the Front Lines for Trans Justice
    On this Trans Day of Action, we celebrate the strength and amplify the voices of trans activists of color. Today is Trans Day of Action. In New York City, people are gathering in Washington Square Park this afternoon. They’ll march…
  • Jun 24

    Congress: Protect Every American’s Right to Vote this November

    Congress: Protect Every American’s Right to Vote this November
    In an election year marred by racial tension, Congress must revitalize the Voting Rights Act This piece originally appeared on Huffington Post.   This year, we will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full…
Rank this Week: 256

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Jun 28

    [Ilya Somin] Jacob Levy’s libertarian critique of Brexit

    [Ilya Somin] Jacob Levy’s libertarian critique of Brexit
    The debate over Brexit has divided libertarians and other free market advocates in both the US and the UK. Those who view Brexit with skepticism (myself included), emphasize its potential negative effects on free trade and migration. But…
  • Jun 28

    [Eugene Volokh] Idaho federal prosecutor issues follow-up statement about Twin Falls child sexual assault controversy

    [Eugene Volokh] Idaho federal prosecutor issues follow-up statement about Twin Falls child sexual assault controversy
    1. As I mentioned Sunday, Idaho U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson — the chief federal prosecutor in Idaho — released a statement prompted by the Twin Falls child sexual assault controversy. On June 2, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly…
  • Jun 28

    [Eugene Volokh] Alexander Hamilton, the truth and freedom of the pre

    [Eugene Volokh] Alexander Hamilton, the truth and freedom of the pre
    Alexander Hamilton, by John Trumbull (based on 1801 Giuseppe Ceracchi work); now in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. (National Archives) Alexander Hamilton is much in people’s minds these days. But…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Jun 28

    Iftar

    Iftar
    This is Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. We were invited to Albany’s City Hall for an Iftar, the evening feast after the sun-up to sun-down fast. Meetings aren’t polls and people put their best feet forward at public…
  • Jun 21

    Convicting the Innocent

    Convicting the Innocent
    I care about what happened in Orlando because the victims and their families are all members of the human family. And I cringe at the self-styled protestors who use God’s name in vain as an excuse for their own inhumanity toward the…
  • Jun 14

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida
    The tragedy in Florida is linked to issues abroad. One candidate sometimes suggests we could solve our problems by isolationism, keeping our troops home, and sometimes by wiping out our adversaries with overwhelming force. His adversary has…
Rank this Week: 4693

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/
  • Jun 28

    EAS Test Reporting System Now Open for Busine

    EAS Test Reporting System Now Open for Busine
    EAS participants must register and complete Form One pronto; FCC also seeks comment on new approach to the EAS Handbook Attention, all you EAS participants. The Commission has formally opened up its new EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS), which…
  • Jun 27

    Alien Ownership: FCC Seeks Comment on “Streamlined” Review Proce

    Alien Ownership: FCC Seeks Comment on “Streamlined” Review Proce
    Proposal would put other agencies on 90-day clock to complete review of possible national security issues. In an effort to facilitate foreign investment in U.S. common carrier and broadcast licensees, the FCC has proposed changes in the way…
  • Jun 23

    Student Discount: FOIA “Educational Institution” Fee Exemption Available to Student

    Student Discount: FOIA “Educational Institution” Fee Exemption Available to Student
    D.C. Circuit reverses longstanding – if illogical – policy of many agencies. The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its state equivalents remain a useful tool for anyone wishing to keep an eye on our governments’…
Rank this Week: 3381

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
  • Jun 28

    An LGBTQ Jurisprudential Landmark: Twenty Years Since Romer v. Evan

    An LGBTQ Jurisprudential Landmark: Twenty Years Since Romer v. Evan
    by Sarah Warbelow, Legal Director, Human Rights CampaignLast month marked the 20th anniversary of Romer v. Evans, the landmark Supreme Court decision that laid the legal groundwork for some of our community's biggest victories…
  • Jun 28

    LegalEyes for June 28, 2016

    LegalEyes for June 28, 2016
    by Jim ThompsonRichard Wolf at USA Today reflects on the recently-completed Supreme Court term, quoting ACS President Caroline Fredrickson, who concludes, “the court has left uncertainty, [as well as] differing interpretations of the…
  • Jun 28

    Beyond Deportation: Prosecutorial Discretion Requests after U.S. v. Texa

    Beyond Deportation: Prosecutorial Discretion Requests after U.S. v. Texa
    by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar, Director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law-University Park and author of Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases…
Rank this Week: 1116

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 28

    Trump Reveals What He Really Cares About, and It Is Not American Greatne

    Trump Reveals What He Really Cares About, and It Is Not American Greatne
    by Neil H. BuchananWhy, really, is Donald Trump still running for president?  Many commentators have opined that he surprised himself with his success, that he was originally following the same strategy as the other no-chance candidates…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Ghosts, Snake Oil Originalism, and the 2015-2016 Term

    Supreme Ghosts, Snake Oil Originalism, and the 2015-2016 Term
    By Eric SegallThe Supreme Court of the United States wrestled with fascinating and at times even bizarre questions this term: Could Texas pass non-medically necessary laws regulating many of its abortion clinics out of existence (short and…
  • Jun 27

    United States v. Texas: The Supreme Court’s Silent Endorsement of Trumpisprudence

    United States v. Texas: The Supreme Court’s Silent Endorsement of Trumpisprudence
    By Anil Kalhan It may be tempting to regard the Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision last week in United States v. Texas, the Republican lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration initiatives, as something of a…
Rank this Week: 268

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2822

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/
  • 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.…
  • Jun 27

    Penalties for Making, Delivering, or Possessing Methamphetamine in Iowa

    Penalties for Making, Delivering, or Possessing Methamphetamine in Iowa
    Drugs, whether it be the manufacturing, delivering, or possessing with the intent to deliver them, have always been a relevant topic. In this blog I often write about the consequences for such actions. While I have previously blogged with…
  • Apr 29

    FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING IN IOWA

    FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING IN IOWA
    In my blog posts, when I write about a specific crime, I usually inform my readers about a class of that crime.  For example, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, whether it is a Class A felony or a Class D felony.  Today, I…
Rank this Week: 2590

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    How War Lost Its Politic

    How War Lost Its Politic
    When it comes to the war powers, there is an underlying question of the structure of politics that has produced our profound contemporary apathy on issues of war and peace -- so that members of Congress avoid having to vote on authorizing the…
  • Jun 28

    Significant Line from a Dissent From Denial of Cert.?

    Significant Line from a Dissent From Denial of Cert.?
    In his dissent from the denial of certiorari in Storman's v. Wiesman, Justice Alito ends his introductory paragraph (technically, his second paragraph) with this: "If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in…
  • Jun 27

    Whole Woman's Health, Gonzales v. Carhart, and Medical Uncertainty

    Whole Woman's Health, Gonzales v. Carhart, and Medical Uncertainty
    Just a quick note here to say that Whole Woman's Health's understanding of Gonzales v. Carhart is in fact right on.  The Fifth Circuit tried to use Carhart in a number of ways to support the application of rational basis review to Texas'…
Rank this Week: 158

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Supreme Court Denies Review In Washington State Pharmacy Case

    Supreme Court Denies Review In Washington State Pharmacy Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in Storman's Inc. v. Wiesman,  (Docket No. 15-682, cert. denied 6/28/2016), but over a 15-page dissent to the denial of certiorari written by Justice Alito and joined by Chief Justice Roberts…
  • Jun 28

    British Court Rejects Challenge To Local Anti-Israel BDS Resolution

    British Court Rejects Challenge To Local Anti-Israel BDS Resolution
    In Britain today, a 2-judge panel of the England and Wales High Court rejected a challenge by a Jewish human rights group to anti-Israel resolutions passed by three local councils.  In Jewish Rights Watch (t/a Jewish Human Rights…
  • Jun 28

    Study Finds Global Restrictions On Religion Are Easing

    Study Finds Global Restrictions On Religion Are Easing
    The Pew Research Center last week released its latest report on Trends in Global Restrictions on Religion. The report covers calendar year 2014.  Summarizing its findings, the report says in part:Of the 198 countries included in the…
Rank this Week: 43

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

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

    The assassination that sparked World War I and the treaty that ended it

    The assassination that sparked World War I and the treaty that ended it
    On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, sparking World War I. Five years later, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending it.
  • Jun 28

    How goes the legislative attack on abortion rights?

    How goes the legislative attack on abortion rights?
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains how the campaign to restrict abortion has been largely frustrated – for now – by Monday’s Supreme Court decision.
  • Jun 27

    Jeffrey Rosen discusses Supreme Court decisions on Diane Rehm Show

    Jeffrey Rosen discusses Supreme Court decisions on Diane Rehm Show
    On Monday, National Constitution Center CEO and President Jeffrey Rosen joined the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the constitutional aspects of the Supreme Court’s final decisions of its current term.
Rank this Week: 1021

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
Rank this Week: 2231

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration En Banc: Why Bother?

    Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration En Banc: Why Bother?
    While appearing rhetorical, there is a very good reason to bother. My firm recently turned an appellant’s partially favorable result into full relief on rehearing. In doing so, we utilized the Texas appellate procedure rules, which…
  • May 13

    Soaking Up Some CLE

    Soaking Up Some CLE
    I spoke today at TexasBarCLE’s Soaking Up Some CLE Program on South Padre Island—one of my favorite places to visit. My topic was “Jury Charges in Commercial Cases.” For anyone interested, my slidedeck appears here.…
  • Apr 4

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…
    No, the headline isn’t a lead-in for an appellate lawyer joke. In all seriousness, I’m announcing my nomination to run for treasurer of the Austin Bar Association. This race will be contested, as one other candidate was also…
Rank this Week: 1563

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    NC Senate Seeks To Place Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment On Ballot

    NC Senate Seeks To Place Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment On Ballot
    The NC Senate Republicans gave initial approval to putting three constitutional amendments on the November ballot. One of those amendments seeks to restrict eminent domain powers.  An eminent domain amendment has been approved by the NC…
  • Jun 27

    NC Court Finds NCDOT Statute Constitutes Taking

    NC Court Finds NCDOT Statute Constitutes Taking
    North Carolina’s Supreme Court held that a state law carving out potential future highway projects represented an unconstitutional taking of residents’ property without just compensation. In Kirby et al v. North Carolina…
  • Jun 27

    PA Court Precludes Appraisal By Non-Testifying Expert

    PA Court Precludes Appraisal By Non-Testifying Expert
    A Pennsylvania state appellate court recently held that a taxing authority could not present an appraisal prepared by a non-testifying expert for the taxpayer. In Millcreek County School District v. Erie County Board of Assessment Appeals v.…
Rank this Week: 360

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/
  • Jun 28

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice
    Wayne A. Logan & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Policing Criminal Justice Data 101 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elizabeth JohIn criminal justice circles, “big data” is the new buzzword: police departments are experimenting with…
  • Jun 27

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution
    Cass R. Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars (2016).Ilya SominCass Sunstein is one of America’s leading legal scholars. Both his work generally and his book about Star Wars specifically have attracted enormous attention from both…
  • Jun 24

    Thinking About Monitoring

    Thinking About Monitoring
    Veronica Root, Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 109 (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.D. Gordon SmithThe study of organizational compliance is now proliferating in American law schools. Over the past decade, new courses, new…
Rank this Week: 808

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jun 27

    A Potential Landmine in Waiting in Utah v. Strieff

    A Potential Landmine in Waiting in Utah v. Strieff
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Utah v. Strieff, holding that evidence found in that case as a result of a Fourth Amendment violation was not the direct consequence…
  • Jun 26

    Finding Justice in Baltimore

    Finding Justice in Baltimore
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies explains why a criminal conviction of police officers is neither a necessary nor sufficient component of justice. In fact, Margulies argues that those who would dismantle the carceral state…
  • Jun 23

    More On Trump’s Business Practice Coming Soon to a Screen Near You

    More On Trump’s Business Practice Coming Soon to a Screen Near You
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, continues his discussion of the federal lawsuit against Trump University. As Dean points out, Trump’s attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel drew public attention to this lawsuit and may further…
Rank this Week: 3597

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Domestic Violence and the Right to Bear Arm

    Domestic Violence and the Right to Bear Arm
    Today, the last day of the term, the SCOTUS announced its 6-2 decision in Voisine v United States which expanded a federal firearm prohibition to include crimes of domestic violence. The consolidated cases, from Maine in the 1st Circuit,…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Shoots Down Executive Immigration Policy

    SCOTUS Shoots Down Executive Immigration Policy
    President Obama's immigration reform via executive fiat was all but repealed by the Supreme Court in an unusually brief decision in United States v Texas that stated in its entirety, "[t]he judgment is affirmed by an equally divided…
  • Jun 17

    Big Law Firm Opens Cannabis Practice

    Big Law Firm Opens Cannabis Practice
    For the past 85-years, Dykema Gossett, one of Michigan's largest law firms, has developed a corporate and commercial transactional clientele. The firm's website touts serving clients in the automotive, energy, hospitality, gaming and…
Rank this Week: 756

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2325

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: 1594

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: 594

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/
  • Jun 27

    A Helluva Town

    A Helluva Town
    Maybe it's different in New York.  I don't know.  I haven't lived in The City (that's Manhattan to you folks not from there, but then I never lived in any other part of New York City -or New York State, for that matter) since -…
  • May 31

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window
    They used to call them penitentiaries because they were to be places where folks did penance.  The judicial system's version of purgatory.  Do time.Study on the error of your ways.Come out rehabilitated.Fuck that shit.  We call…
  • May 27

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut
    This week the Attorney General finally made up her mind.Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death…
Rank this Week: 1237

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/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Jun 23

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold
    In 2006, the Mets were one pitch away -- albeit, a nasty, possibly unhittable Adam Wainwright curveball (that Carlos Beltran watched for strike three with the bases loaded, but I digress) -- from making the World Series.  That…
  • Jun 21

    Four Words For Why Clinton Must Defeat Trump: The Fucking Supreme Court

    Four Words For Why Clinton Must Defeat Trump: The Fucking Supreme Court
    "SCOTUS too important to lose for generations."  -- a tweet from Republican National Chairman and obvious anagram Reince Priebus It is pretty simple.  Do you want the Supreme Court to overturn Citizens United or Roe v. Wade? …
  • Jun 15

    Passion For Justice

    Passion For Justice
    Quin Denvir, a long-time criminal defense attorney -- with significant stints as the State Public Defender and the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California -- embodied the zealous advocate, representing countless…
Rank this Week: 106

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jun 22

    WYWH: Legal Primer for Artists: Leasing Commercial and Residential Space & Dealing with Tax Issue

    WYWH: Legal Primer for Artists: Leasing Commercial and Residential Space & Dealing with Tax Issue
    Preoccupied with their work, artists often neglect reaching out to accountants and attorneys for advice on how best to brace themselves for possible issues they may encounter. Among an artist’s various legal considerations, contracts…
  • Jun 7

    Realities of Fan Fiction: Paramout To Boldly Drop Lawsuit

    Realities of Fan Fiction: Paramout To Boldly Drop Lawsuit
    By David Honig, Esq.* In 1966 the world was introduced to the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701! On September 8, 2016, 50 years will have passed since we joined that intrepid crew on its five year mission. Over the course of a half century…
  • Jun 3

    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Covenants Not to Compete Between Auction House

    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Covenants Not to Compete Between Auction House
    *By Elizabeth Weber, Esq. Covenants not to compete (CNCs), also called non-compete clauses or simply non-competes, are commonplace in employment contracts. Generally, CNCs seek to prevent an employee from leaving his or her current employer…
Rank this Week: 3176

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: 2571

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/
  • Jun 19

    La OC 22/16 y las personas jurídicas como vectores de ejercicio de derechos humano

    La OC 22/16 y las personas jurídicas como vectores de ejercicio de derechos humano
    El viernes salió una importantísima Opinión Consultiva de la Corte IDH sobre la cuestión de si las personas jurídicas tienen derechos humanos. Además de su competencia "contenciosa" (donde se puede…
  • Jun 12

    Rosatti, Rosenkrantz y dos más.

    Rosatti, Rosenkrantz y dos más.
    Parte 1: donde nos pronunciamos a favor de Rosatti y RosenkrantzEsta semana se vota en el Senado por los pliegos de Carlos Rosenkrantz y Horacio Rosatti. He opinado en su momento sobre ellos "en abstracto" y también sobre la…
  • Feb 14

    Divagaciones sobre la muerte de Scalia (1936-2016)

    Divagaciones sobre la muerte de Scalia (1936-2016)
    Parece mentira que tuviera 79 años (a mi me parecía que estaba como congelado en la meseta de aparentar 65). Ayer murió Antonin "Nino" Scalia, personajón de la Corte Suprema. Escribimos alguna vez sobre el…
Rank this Week: 172

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 12

    Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016

    Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016
    Judicial disqualification, or recusal, occurs when a judge abstains from participating in a legal proceeding due to a conflict of interest. By recusing themselves, judges improve the procedural fairness of the legal proceeding, producing…
  • Apr 19

    What is legal “standing”?

    What is legal “standing”?
    In order to bring a suit to court, a person, or plaintiff, must demonstrate that they have been harmed, or will be harmed, and therefore, the court must take corrective action.  Standing, or locus standi, limits lawsuits to…
Rank this Week: 3106

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
  • Jun 14

    A Look Back, and a Look Forward: A Discussion with Three Former SEC Commissioners 6-1-2016

    A Look Back, and a Look Forward: A Discussion with Three Former SEC Commissioners 6-1-2016
    Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupThree former SEC Commissioners reflect on their tenures at the SEC and also provide their perspectives on several of today’s most important financial regulatory issues and…
  • May 20

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceUnited States Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska delivered this address during the Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference on May 17, 2016.Featuring:Hon. Dan Sullivan, United States…
  • May 20

    Disparate Impact: Reducing Innovation in the Workplace? 5-17-2016

    Disparate Impact: Reducing Innovation in the Workplace? 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceThe slogan "Personnel is policy" reflects the principle that hiring the right people is one of the most important things that employers do. An employer with an innovative approach to bringing on…
Rank this Week: 2497

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • 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…
  • May 23

    The Civil War Within Conservative Media

    The Civil War Within Conservative Media
    Though it’s not been well analyzed by mainstream reporters, the so-called conservative media have been split down the middle by the Donald Trump phenomenon.  Outlets like the Drudge Report, Breitbart, and the Washington Times have…
  • Apr 5

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality
    The recent announcement by Netflix that it has been reducing the video quality of its programs on mobile networks for years – something the new net neutrality rules prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from doing – has…
Rank this Week: 3639

Constitution

Constitution

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

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

    FonetA new, simplified phonetic alphabet…

    FonetA new, simplified phonetic alphabet for EnglishJon RolandCONSONANTSFonet lowerFonet upperIPA lowerExampleIn…
  • May 21

    Libertarian judge candidate

    Libertarian judge candidate
    After reviewing the list of judicial candidates from Trump, I started to try to put together a list of libertarian lawyers and judges that might be proposed by the Libertarian Party nominee. I can't find a list anywhere, and have…
  • May 18

    Trump candidates for Supreme Court

    Trump candidates for Supreme Court
    Today presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump released a list of eleven candidates for the U.S. Supreme Court. I list them here with links to more information about them and my brief comments on their fitness.Steven Colloton -- Iowa.…
Rank this Week: 3999

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4822

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: 329

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 16

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

    Schools Often Paint Special Needs Parents as “Crazy” or “Unreasonable”
    The link below was on Huffington Post, and shows how parents who fight and advocate for their children with special needs are often characterized by the school as overbearing, unreasonable, or even “crazy.” It’s a good…
Rank this Week: 2290

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
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 219

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/
  • May 13

    Tenth Amendment and Nursing Equals The Most Respected Profession

    Tenth Amendment and Nursing Equals The Most Respected Profession
    The United States Constitution has many 21st century impacts on our daily lives that are almost never thought about.  At a time of growing federal regulation of our lives, there remain areas of life where the 10th Amendment, reserving…
  • May 13

    ADDA ELDRIDGE: FOUNDING MOTHER OF ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL NURSING

    ADDA ELDRIDGE: FOUNDING MOTHER OF ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL NURSING
    The story of Adda Eldredge, Founding Mother of Illinois Professional Nursing does not include battlefields or the hospitals near them, like the stories of Florence Nightingale, Dorothea Dix or Mary Ann Bickerdyke.  Her work to…
  • May 11

    Mother Bickerdyke: A Nurse Among General

    Mother Bickerdyke: A Nurse Among General
    During the early 1860’s Florence Nightingale was getting the world’s first professional nursing school started in London. In the United States, in 1861, Dorothea Dix was appointed Superintendent of the Union Nurses serving in the…
Rank this Week: 1171

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: 939

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 3

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action
    The California Supreme Court is reviewing the mixed cause of action conundrum in Baral v. Schnitt (2015) 233 Cal.App.4th 1423. According to the Court’s docket, the issue is whether the SLAPP statute, Code of Civil…
Rank this Week: 1567

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/
  • Mar 16

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing
    My paper on Wisconsin sentencing for Oxford Handbooks Online is now available.  Apologies for the paywall.  Here is the abstract: This essay provides an overview of sentencing policies and practices in the state of Wisconsin and…
  • Jan 30

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

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

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
Rank this Week: 3166

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: 4102

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

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

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 934

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 831

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

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

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 160