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American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Feb 26

    After a Decade's Fight for Net Neutrality, Huge Win for Free Speech Online

    After a Decade's Fight for Net Neutrality, Huge Win for Free Speech Online
    The people have spoken. And, today, the Federal Communications Commission listened. A majority of FCC commissioners voted in favor of historically strong open Internet rules. It appears they have done what the ACLU and other free speech…
  • Feb 26

    New Mom Who Needed to Pump During Bar Exam Would Not Take 'No' for an Answer

    New Mom Who Needed to Pump During Bar Exam Would Not Take 'No' for an Answer
    Late last year, Shahzeen Karim, an Illinois attorney and applicant to the Texas bar, tweeted: "Real time: Told TX #barexam will not accommodate me nursing/pumping my baby, due Feb 7th. Option? Pump in bathroom during break for 3…
  • Feb 24

    This Secret Domestic Surveillance Program Is About to Get Pulled Out of the Shadow

    This Secret Domestic Surveillance Program Is About to Get Pulled Out of the Shadow
    The federal government will have to produce information on a vast and secret domestic surveillance program and defend the program's legality in open court. That's the result of a decision issued Friday by the federal judge presiding over our…
Rank this Week: 51

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Argument recap: Justices dubious of paying fees for defending bankruptcy fee application

    Argument recap: Justices dubious of paying fees for defending bankruptcy fee application
    It looked bleak for petitioner Baker Botts from the earliest moments of the argument yesterday in Baker Botts L.L.P. v. ASARCO LLC. The issue in the case is whether the fees that a law firm (Baker Botts) spends defending a fee application in…
  • Feb 26

    Book review: Law professor, feminist, and jurist extraordinaire

    Book review: Law professor, feminist, and jurist extraordinaire
    Scott Dodson, editor, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cambridge University Press, 2015 (336 pp., cloth, $29.99) Scott Dodson, the editor of this volume, has brought together an impressive group of law professors, lawyers, historians, and…
  • Feb 26

    Petitions to watch | Conference of February 27

    Petitions to watch | Conference of February 27
    At its Conference on February 27, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as Article III standing in class actions, exemption from California’s campaign finance disclosure requirements, and the retroactive…
Rank this Week: 11

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

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

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Feb 26

    The Future of Media: Is Government Regulation In Today's Media Landscape "Over-The-Top"? 2-25-2015

    The Future of Media: Is Government Regulation In Today's Media Landscape "Over-The-Top"? 2-25-2015
    The Future of MediaThe Federalist Society's Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group and its George Washington University Law School Student Chapter co-sponsored a conference on the Future of Media -- examining the…
  • Feb 26

    Address by FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright - 2-25-2015

    Address by FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright - 2-25-2015
    The Future of Media The Federalist Society's Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group and its George Washington University Law School Student Chapter co-sponsored a conference on the Future of Media -- examining the…
  • Feb 20

    Executive Action on Immigration 2-19-2015

    Executive Action on Immigration 2-19-2015
    Sponsored by the Federalist Society's Practice GroupsOn November 20, 2014, President Obama, with much attention from the media and the public, announced executive action on immigration. Our discussion will address the specifics of the…
Rank this Week: 467

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    TV Stations: The SESAC Check is (Almost) in the Mail

    TV Stations: The SESAC Check is (Almost) in the Mail
    TVMLC settlement with SESAC gets the thumbs up from judge; important forms to be sent to participating stations to get the refund process rolling If you’re a full-power TV operator in the U.S. (or its territories) and you obtained a…
  • Feb 26

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set for Form 323 RUFRN NPRM

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set for Form 323 RUFRN NPRM
    We recently reported on the FCC’s proposal to revise its broadcast ownership reporting requirements to permit all attributable interest holders to utilize a “Restricted Use FCC Registration Number” (RUFRN) in connection with…
  • Feb 25

    Update: Comment Deadline Announced in FAA Drone Rulemaking

    Update: Comment Deadline Announced in FAA Drone Rulemaking
    Last week we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Federal Aviation Administration relative to the operation of “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” – what the rest of us out here in the Real World would…
Rank this Week: 2895

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 26

    The Insecurity of the Orthodox Economist

    The Insecurity of the Orthodox Economist
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananMy new Verdict column, "Education Is Everything, but It’s Not the Only Thing," was published today.  In it, I discuss the different ways in which education matters to economic outcomes, and the…
  • Feb 25

    Immigration Ruling Part 5: Deferred Action in Congre

    Immigration Ruling Part 5: Deferred Action in Congre
    by Michael DorfMy new Verdict column could be considered the fourth installment in a series on the ruling by Judge Hanen enjoining the Obama policy of expanded deferred action for undocumented immigrants. In Part 1, I criticized Judge Hanen's…
  • Feb 24

    Economists and Sociologists Disagree About the Importance of Economics, and the Sociologists Are Right

    Economists and Sociologists Disagree About the Importance of Economics, and the Sociologists Are Right
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananAs an economist who earned a law degree and now teaches in a law school, I am always interested when news organizations discuss the economics profession.  The overwhelming motivation for my lateral career…
Rank this Week: 243

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: 1310

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Feb 26

    Will Text or Context Reign Supreme in King v. Burwell?

    Will Text or Context Reign Supreme in King v. Burwell?
    by Douglas L. McSwain, Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP*This post is part of the ACSblog King v. Burwell symposium.On March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear King v. Burwell, a lawsuit attacking premium…
  • Feb 26

    LegalEyes for February 26, 2015

    LegalEyes for February 26, 2015
    by Caroline CoxMatt Ford considers at The Atlantic whether a new bipartisan coalition can help end mass incarceration.Elizabeth Warren argues in The Washington Post against the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a “massive…
  • Feb 25

    Religious Accommodations for Employees and Applicants Under Title VII: Who Has the Burden?

    Religious Accommodations for Employees and Applicants Under Title VII: Who Has the Burden?
    by Clark Taylor, Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellow, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & PolicyIn 2008 Samantha Elauf applied for a job at her local Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During her interview…
Rank this Week: 448

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Feb 26

    State RFRA Updates: Good News and Bad New

    State RFRA Updates: Good News and Bad New
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe recent flood of state-level Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills continues. We oppose these bills because they could allow not just individuals, but also private corporations, to violate important…
  • Feb 23

    A Busy Week for Religious Freedom Bills in the State

    A Busy Week for Religious Freedom Bills in the State
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeSeveral state legislatures are pushing Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills, which many have dubbed “licenses to discriminate.” These bills could allow people to disregard non-discrimination,…
  • Dec 17

    South Carolina Catastrophe

    South Carolina Catastrophe
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeAlthough the South Carolina legislature doesn’t officially convene until January 13th, it has already pre-filed an onslaught of bills that could violate the separation of church and state.EducationSenate Bill…
Rank this Week: 3110

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Austrian Parliament Passes Controversial Amendments To Law On Islam

    Austrian Parliament Passes Controversial Amendments To Law On Islam
    Austria's Parliament yesterday adopted controversial amendments to the country's 1912 Law on Islam.  As reported by AFP, the new law bans foreign financing of mosques and requires imams to be able to speak German. Its goal is to create…
  • Feb 26

    Annual White House Easter Egg Roll Announced

    Annual White House Easter Egg Roll Announced
    The White House this week announced that the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on April 6, hosted by the President and Michelle Obama.  It is expected that 35,000 people will gather on the South Lawn of the White…
  • Feb 26

    Court Dismisses Religious and Speech Objections To Requirement That Witness Stand To Be Sworn In

    Court Dismisses Religious and Speech Objections To Requirement That Witness Stand To Be Sworn In
    In Pellegrino v. Meredith, (ED CA, Feb. 23, 2015), a California federal magistrate judge dismissed, with leave to amend, a suit for damages against a traffic court judge and the county by Anthony Pellegrino who, as defendant in a traffic…
Rank this Week: 20

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Feb 26

    Constitution Check: Does anybody in Washington have a duty to save Obamacare?

    Constitution Check: Does anybody in Washington have a duty to save Obamacare?
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center constitutional literacy adviser, looks at who could be responsible for finding a solution for millions of Americans who face a possible loss of health care insurance if the Supreme Court rules…
  • Feb 25

    Podcast: Who holds the redistricting power?

    Podcast: Who holds the redistricting power?
    Michael Morley and Nick Stephanopoulos join our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss an upcoming Supreme Court case from Arizona that could dramatically shape the future of the legislative redistricting process.
  • Feb 25

    Hiram Revels: The first African-American congressman

    Hiram Revels: The first African-American congressman
    On this day in 1870, an African-American politician was seated in the United States Senate for the first time, but only after Republican leaders rebuffed a challenge based on the infamous Dred Scott decision.
Rank this Week: 1722

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2097

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Feb 25

    Education Is Everything, but It’s Not the Only Thing

    Education Is Everything, but It’s Not the Only Thing
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil Buchanan explains why education of its citizens, while critically important, is not the only factor in securing this country’s greatness. Continue reading →
  • Feb 24

    The Obama Administration’s Remaining Options for Executive Action on Immigration

    The Obama Administration’s Remaining Options for Executive Action on Immigration
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf discusses the Obama Administration’s options in light of the recent decision by a federal district judge to enjoin implementation of deferred action for several million undocumented…
  • Feb 23

    Riding with Strangers: Will the Shuddle Model Thrive and Should Parents Be Concerned?

    Riding with Strangers: Will the Shuddle Model Thrive and Should Parents Be Concerned?
    University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry discusses a new company called Shuddle, which bills itself as an Uber-like car service for transporting children from place to place. Ramasastry describes some of the security and…
Rank this Week: 1247

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
  • Feb 25

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group
    Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in front of the House Education Committee on a bill that would have protected student religious liberty rights on campus. Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in…
  • Jan 8

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value
    What if your religious beliefs as an employee are in conflict with the organization’s basic values? Does it have to accommodate you anyway? Maybe, according to a recent Pennsylvania case.What if your religious beliefs as an employee are…
  • Jan 3

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.
    Can you have a union at a religious college? Only if the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can exercise its jurisdiction over faculty members. NLRB has tried to do this several times. Shortly before Christmas in 2014, the NLRB developed a…
Rank this Week: 1278

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    One Killing that Didn't Happen and One Killing that Won't

    One Killing that Didn't Happen and One Killing that Won't
    First to Georgia where the Board of Pardons and Paroles said it reviewed the record and the pleas from lawyers and 21 witnesses.  And then offered Kelly Gissendaner the finger.Die, bitch! Fuck you!Which would seem to have ended…
  • Feb 25

    For a Chance To Chat

    For a Chance To Chat
    It was February 1997 when Doug Gissander was found stabbed repeatedly, murdered, in a remote wooded area of Georgia, about a mile from where his car was recovered.He'd been missing for a week.Gregory Owen pleaded guilty to the murder. But he…
  • Feb 24

    Maybe They Won't Kill This Innocent Guy

    Maybe They Won't Kill This Innocent Guy
    Rodney Reed, almost certainly did not rape and murder Stacey Stites that April day in 1996, just three weeks before her wedding to Jimmy Lewis Fennell, Jr.  As a factoid, that's not particularly interesting either way you look at…
Rank this Week: 726

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 25

    Second Circuit: Community College Not Entitled to Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity

    Second Circuit: Community College Not Entitled to Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Does a community college stand in the shoes of the state for the purposes of Eleventh Amendment immunity from suit? In its opinion in Leitner v. Westchester…
  • Feb 24

    Morrison on Arizona Redistricting

    Morrison on Arizona Redistricting
    Prof. Alan Morrison (GWU) offers his take on Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission in this ACS Issue Brief. The case, scheduled for argument on March 2, tests whether Arizona's independent redistricting…
  • Feb 24

    Second Circuit Reverses Itself on Qualified Immunity in Brooklyn Bridge Protest

    Second Circuit Reverses Itself on Qualified Immunity in Brooklyn Bridge Protest
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A panel of the Second Circuit issued its amended opinion in Garcia v. Does now holding that the New York City police officers do have qualified immunity in...
Rank this Week: 232

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Judge Hanen's--and Michael McConnell's--mistakes about "affirmative action" in DAPA

    Judge Hanen's--and Michael McConnell's--mistakes about "affirmative action" in DAPA
    One week ago, Judge Andrew Hanen, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Brownsville), issued an opinion and order in which he preliminarily enjoined nationwide operation of the Department of Homeland…
  • Feb 23

    Still Standing in King v. Burwell

    Still Standing in King v. Burwell
    The Justices returned to work today without issuing an order for supplemental briefing on the questions raised in the media about the standing of the plaintiffs.  Why?  I can think of two reasons.1.  Standing in the Supreme…
  • Feb 23

    Why I'm in Favor of a Right-to-Vote Amendment but Against Amending the Constitution

    Why I'm in Favor of a Right-to-Vote Amendment but Against Amending the Constitution
    The DNC Executive Committee has just endorsed the idea that we should amend the Constitution to add a right to vote.  Today I postedon the question over on Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog.  As I explain there, I’m…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
Rank this Week: 413

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 195

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    Facing Federal Charges? Research Indicates 99% of ALL Federal Defendants Will Be Sentenced!

    Facing Federal Charges? Research Indicates 99% of ALL Federal Defendants Will Be Sentenced!
     Attorney Alan Ellis writes a monthly newsletter that includes information and tips on federal sentencing and post-conviction matters. I just read the following from his February edition:  - Approximately 97% of all federal criminal…
  • Feb 10

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?
    A youngish lawyer in court today asked me about the blog: "What's going on with that podcast?" You may recall that I became engrossed in Serial, the investigative report turned podcast by All Things Considered. I have not been able to…
  • Jan 2

    The Prosecutor Has A Story - and he will spin it against you at trial!

    The Prosecutor Has A Story - and he will spin it against you at trial!
      By now you likely have finished listening to Serial, a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig that garnered over 5 million listeners and which I last wrote about weeks ago. Time…
Rank this Week: 4812

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 24

    World-Wide Radiance of the American Melting Pot

    World-Wide Radiance of the American Melting Pot
    In this world the grossest of inhumanity is euphemistically described as ethnic cleansing. The mutli-directional genocide of the old Yugoslavia has become routine. Boko Haram takes aim at education and at religious difference in Africa,…
  • Feb 17

    The American Melting Pot

    The American Melting Pot
    I’d like to share with you some thoughts that came out of a short piece I was asked to write about the Roberts Court. I’d like to dedicate this commentary to Yusor Abu-Salha, who spoke on NPR’s Story Corps about how…
  • Feb 10

    Speaking Across the Aisle about the Killing of Babie

    Speaking Across the Aisle about the Killing of Babie
    I’d like to speak across the aisle. We have values in common even though we sometimes draw different conclusions. My point is simple. We are all against killing babies, their brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers. A religious revival…
Rank this Week: 3865

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/
  • Feb 23

    Difusión | Miércoles 25F: presentación de "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina"

    Difusión | Miércoles 25F: presentación de "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina"
    Sin exagerar ni un poco, el mejor libro que se ha editado en su categoría y tema: hace un par de meses hicimos aca una breve reseña de la monumental "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina" -obra colectiva dirigida por Alfonso…
  • Feb 20

    Resumen 2014: Normativa Nacional

    Resumen 2014: Normativa Nacional
    Cumplida la antología de fallos de la Corte, avanzamos a otro punto usual de los anuarios retrospectivos. Aquí, una selección de la normativa más relevante sancionada en 2014 (lo hemos hecho en 2013,…
  • Feb 5

    33 son mejores: repertorio y síntesis de los fallos más importantes de la Corte en 2014

    33 son mejores: repertorio y síntesis de los fallos más importantes de la Corte en 2014
    Tratando de seguir la tradición (hicimos una lista de 50 fallos de la Corte en 2012 y 25 fallos de la Corte en 2013, acá van nuestro resumen de 2014. Es largo y para leerlo con paciencia, pero es lo que tendrían que…
Rank this Week: 477

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Feb 23

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?
    If “net neutrality” were a life form, it would be classified as a simple organism.  And that lack of complexity, as it happens, is its very appeal to certain “progressives,” garden-variety regulators, and large…
  • Feb 23

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?
    If “net neutrality” were a life form, it would be classified as a simple organism.  And that lack of complexity, as it happens, is its very appeal to certain “progressives,” garden-variety regulators, and large…
  • Jan 21

    ‘Forbearing’ the Constitution: Net Neutrality and the FCC

    ‘Forbearing’ the Constitution: Net Neutrality and the FCC
    So the latest word is that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a branch of government that, amusingly, is still referred to as an “independent” agency, is about to enact so-called net neutrality regulations under Title II…
Rank this Week: 2666

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/
Rank this Week: 713

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Concealed Pistol Legislation and Domestic Violence

    Concealed Pistol Legislation and Domestic Violence
    Last week saw Governor Snyder veto a state house bill involving an overhaul of the concealed pistol license procedures proposed by state senator Mike Green [R-Mayville].  The bill drew the Governor's veto because it would have loosened…
  • Feb 13

    T. David Law Appointed to Novi District Court

    T. David Law Appointed to Novi District Court
    Judge T. David LawTime heals all wounds. This time last year, the district court bench out in Novi was in complete disarray. Judge MacKenzie was being sued by the Oakland County Prosecutor and the feds were sniffing around, while down the…
  • Feb 11

    Same-Sex Marriage Showdown Looms in Alabama

    Same-Sex Marriage Showdown Looms in Alabama
    Chief Justice Roy MooreIn the 1960s, Alabama earned a special place in U.S. history. Now, they're at it again; this time in the context of the same-sex civil rights movement.Chief Justice Roy Moore, from his re-acquired seat on the Alabama…
Rank this Week: 1697

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
  • Feb 21

    And Then There Were 6

    And Then There Were 6
    Official City of Coral Gables : Candidates page now shows six candidates — perennial candidate Jackson Rip Holmes is back in the fray. With this many candidates every candidate’s event is certain to be unsatisfying since they will…
Rank this Week: 21

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
  • Feb 22

    Bad Proposed Public Records Policy in Arizona

    Bad Proposed Public Records Policy in Arizona
    If Arizona Legislators pass Senate Bill 1339 (2015), they would be sending mixed signals on public records.  The bill intends to weed out burdensome requests, by allowing public records custodians to claim the request “unduly…
  • Feb 3

    Marijuana Sentencing Reform Proposed Legislation

    Marijuana Sentencing Reform Proposed Legislation
    Arizona is seventh in the United States for incarceration rates.  This means that 586 out of every 100,000 people are incarcerated in the state.1 Bureau of Justice Statistics, Imprisonment rate of sentenced prisoners under the…
  • Jan 9

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona
    I think the state of Arizona needs to seriously consider the Marshall Plan while things are in a state of flux with the death penalty. Both sides have agreed to a time out in the lawsuit seeking to make public Arizona’s execution…
Rank this Week: 3302

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
Rank this Week: 3510

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

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

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point
    Rudy Giuliani is a mean-spirited hack who long ago gave up any right to appear in polite society, much less be the driver of a news cycle.  But there he was, speaking at a fundraiser for a fellow traveler, Wisconsin Governor Scott…
  • Feb 18

    Hope Springs Eternal

    Hope Springs Eternal
    As I wrote last year in Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan, since their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the 2006 playoffs, the Mets have experienced historic collapses to miss the playoffs, baffling player moves, an unprecedented…
  • Feb 13

    California's Death Penalty, Like Pennsylvania's, Is "Ineffective, Unjust And Expensive" (Only Moreso)

    California's Death Penalty, Like Pennsylvania's, Is "Ineffective, Unjust And Expensive" (Only Moreso)
    Governor Tom Wolf has imposed a moratorium on executions in Pennsylvania pending review of a task force report, stating that capital punishment “has been proven to be ineffective, unjust, and expensive."  Pennsylvania has 186…
Rank this Week: 527

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/
  • Feb 20

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland
    I was surprised to learn recently from an Irish law professor that Ireland gave its prisoners the right to vote in 2006.  Felon disenfranchisement is such a pervasive fact of life in the United States that many Americans might assume, as…
  • Feb 12

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission released its annual report on police uses of force for 2013.  The report counts 895 incidents in 2013, employing a very broad definition of “use of force” that does not…
  • Jan 28

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (of which I am a member) released the results of its first-ever survey of citizen attitudes toward the police.  Although the survey identified a few areas of concern, the overall tenor…
Rank this Week: 734

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Feb 19

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?
    This is the eighth in a series of posts about the United States Constitution written in everyday language with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly…
  • Feb 9

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?
    Anti-SLAPP Statutes: Background I blogged some time ago about anti-SLAPP statutes and section 1983 both in state courts and federal courts. Readers will want to consult both my post of July 23, 2010, and my post of April 27, 2011, for those…
  • Jan 13

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two
    The Adverse Effects of Laptops in the Socratic classroom I blogged quite some time ago about the adverse effects of student laptop use in the Socratic classroom. The issue arose again recently when a junior colleague became concerned about…
Rank this Week: 1052

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Feb 17

    Who was Terri Schiavo and how could her case affect the next presidential election?

    Who was Terri Schiavo and how could her case affect the next presidential election?
    On the morning of February 25, 1990, Terri Schiavo, 26, collapsed at her St. Petersburg, Florida home.  The fall woke her husband of five years, Michael.  He called 911.  Michael Schiavo could not have imagined that,…
  • Jan 4

    Hooded sweatshirt = $500 fine

    Hooded sweatshirt = $500 fine
      Oklahoma state senator Don Barrington will soon introduce a bill to criminalize the wearing of hooded sweatshirts.  Aside from a sweatshirt, any disguising clothing, such as a robe or a mask, would also be a…
  • Dec 30

    Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer’s name

    Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer’s name
    This week, The New York Times Opinion page highlighted the secrecy and exclusivity of the Supreme Court.  They raised several concerns that have been voiced before, including the lack of cameras in the courtroom, the limited seating…
Rank this Week: 2203

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
  • Feb 16

    FAA Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Drone Regulation

    FAA Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Drone Regulation
    So reports the Washington Post:Thousands of businesses could receive clearance to fly drones two years from now under proposed rules that the Federal Aviation Administrationunveiled Sunday, a landmark step that will make automated flight more…
  • Feb 11

    Is it Constitutional to Prosecute Those Who Mail Cow Manure?

    Is it Constitutional to Prosecute Those Who Mail Cow Manure?
    My attempt at answering this age-old legal question is prompted by this story about a pair of feuding Iowa couples. Here is the report:A southeast Iowa couple who were sent cow manure in the mail have sued the woman who acknowledges that she…
  • Feb 9

    3D Printed Left Shark Prompts Cease-And-Desist Letter from Katy Perry's Lawyer

    3D Printed Left Shark Prompts Cease-And-Desist Letter from Katy Perry's Lawyer
    So notes the ABA Journal, reporting on a letter that Katy Perry's lawyers sent to the 3D printing company, Shapeways:Lawyers for Katy Perry sent a cease-and-desist letter to a 3D printing company selling Left Shark, the uncoordinated costumed…
Rank this Week: 3274

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Feb 11

    Colorado Public Records at Common Law

    Colorado Public Records at Common Law
    There is a strong history of Colorado allowing its citizens access to public records.  Since the beginning in this state, public policy of the state always prioritized a citizen’s right to know and a right of access to public…
  • Jan 28

    Colorado Public Records Denial

    Colorado Public Records Denial
    Records custodians can and do at times refuse public records requests.  But when does a denial occur? This relatively simple and straight-forward question is actually complex and at times open to interpretation.  Neither the the…
  • Jan 22

    Colorado, A Fracking Me

    Colorado, A Fracking Me
    There does not seem to be a lot of agreed upon information about the effects of fracking.  A lurking culprit for this is the nondisclosure agreements signed between companies and individuals.  Because of this, it can be difficult to…
Rank this Week: 3185

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
  • Feb 11

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan
    In a conversation with David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia. This event took place on February 2, 2015,…
  • Feb 4

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?
    A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The…
  • Jan 29

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"
    Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill What role if any should forgiveness play in law and legal systems? By forgiveness, I mean: a…
Rank this Week: 674

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial
    Now, more than ever, terms like “illegal alien,” “illegal immigrant,” and “undocumented worker” generate fear and controversy in our society.  And in the courtroom setting, the passionate responses…
  • Jan 7

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
  • Jun 26

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court
    The California Supreme Court is undergoing a few changes. Justice Joyce L. Kennard has retired and has not yet been replaced. And Justice Marvin R. Baxter is leaving at the end of the year. Much has already been written…
Rank this Week: 1933

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: 830

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/
  • Feb 2

    New Education Law in NJ Would Allow Sign Language as a World Langauge

    New Education Law in NJ Would Allow Sign Language as a World Langauge
    The New Jersey Senate Education Committee just approved a new bill for submission to the full Senate that would require school districts to accept proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) as satisfying any state or local world…
  • Jan 27

    Adults with Autism

    Adults with Autism
    Saw this article today put out by Public Broadcasting about seeking to have more thought and supports put into adult services for people on the autistic spectrum. Parents are very rightly focused on special education services for their…
  • Jan 23

    Another School Bus Incident for a Child with Autism

    Another School Bus Incident for a Child with Autism
    Once again another incident in which a child with autism was abused or abandoned on a school bus.  This time a driver tied a three year-old child into his seat.  …
Rank this Week: 3164

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Pa. Commonwealth Court Addresses Tax Sales Notification Requirements Tax Sale

    Pa. Commonwealth Court Addresses Tax Sales Notification Requirements Tax Sale
    The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently ruled that the failure of a local sheriff’s office to include a return of service document in filings related to a disputed tax sale violated notification requirements under state law. …
  • Jan 30

    TX May End Takings By Private Entities For Toll Road

    TX May End Takings By Private Entities For Toll Road
    Texas lawmakers may eliminate a private North Texas company’s ability to use eminent domain to build toll roads.  State Rep. Cindy Burkett, R-Garland, introduced a bill in response Texas Turnpike Corp.’s plans for a rural…
  • Jan 30

    Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Foundation Spat Continue

    Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Foundation Spat Continue
    The Institute has been harshly critical of the Appraisal Foundation.  Most recently, the Appraisal Institute, in a Dec. 12 comment letter, reiterated its concern to the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Practices Board regarding an…
Rank this Week: 1923

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

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

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

    Undisclosed Change in Building Height Requires Supplemental EIR

    Undisclosed Change in Building Height Requires Supplemental EIR
    Ventura Foothill Neighbors v. County of Ventura (12/15/14, 2d Civil No. B254120) The Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California has ruled that (i) a 20% increase in the actual height of a building over the stated…
  • Jan 21

    Corps Issues New Compensatory Mitigation Guidelines for California

    Corps Issues New Compensatory Mitigation Guidelines for California
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division, has issued its “Final 2015 Regional Compensatory Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines.” The Guidelines will apply in the Corps’ San Francisco, Sacramento, Los…
  • Jan 7

    New Legislative Requirements For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At California Commercial Propertie

    New Legislative Requirements For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At California Commercial Propertie
    Effective January 1, 2015, commercial landlords are prohibited from entering into leases or other occupancy agreements that include any unreasonable restriction or prohibition on the installation or use of an electric vehicle charging station…
Rank this Week: 324

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/
  • Jan 30

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry
    Alain Leibman writes: Those of you who follow, or at least sporadically read, this blog know that it attempts to treat in a considered way important issues facing the white collar bar and our clients.  Still, like any blog, it exists…
  • Dec 22

    Alain Leibman And Fox Rothschild Acknowledged For Veterans’ Assistance

    Alain Leibman And Fox Rothschild Acknowledged For Veterans’ Assistance
    Alain Leibman writes: Departing from the usual subjects discussed in this space, I wanted in the spirit of the season to share with our readers an example of lawyers giving back to their larger community.  Three years ago, with the…
  • Dec 8

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case
    Alain Leibman: On Friday, December 5th, the Department of Justice finally surrendered in a multi-defendant trade secret case being prosecuted in the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of complainant Eli Lilly and Company. (United States…
Rank this Week: 4758

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
  • Jan 6

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)
    "This, sadly, was not always the dichotomy — his blog, going back to 2004 as a law student, paints the picture of a far tamer, more reasonable man, interested in cases of authority figures abusing their stations, and where justice was…
  • Jan 4

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?
    Swatting has been in the news a lot recently. Swatting results when a prank caller (or often someone who does not approve of your political activities and wants to censor you) calls 9-1-1, telling the dispather than there is an emergency. Due…
Rank this Week: 274

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/
  • Jan 27

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge
    FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES vs STATE DRUG CHARGES: What’s the difference? What makes a federal drug charge vs a state drug charge? Federal drug charges are prosecuted in the United States District Court by the United States Attorney’s…
  • Jan 26

    How Can You Get Off The Iowa Sex Offender Registry?

    How Can You Get Off The Iowa Sex Offender Registry?
    Is it possible to get off the sex offender registry in Iowa? If so, how can you get off the sex offender registry? Actually, you can get off the Iowa sex offender registry. The process is cumbersome and having a lawyer who is skilled in the…
  • Jan 25

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?
    When do police have to read you your Miranda Rights? The police are required to read you your Miranda Rights when you are in custody and subject to interrogation. Your Miranda Rights inform you about your right to remain silent and your…
Rank this Week: 3178

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: 366

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: 2876