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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/
  • Aug 1

    Update: D.C. Circuit Downs Drone Appeal

    Update: D.C. Circuit Downs Drone Appeal
    Last May we reported on an appeal that had been filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit with respect to the FAA’s efforts to regulate the use of drones. We noted that there were some likely problems with the appeal,…
  • Jul 30

    Performance Royalties: The State of Play

    Performance Royalties: The State of Play
    [Blogmeister’s Note: The following post by FHH’s Frank Montero first appeared in Radio Ink Magazine. Our good friends at Radio Ink have given us permission to reprint Frank’s piece here, for which we thank them.] There is…
  • Jul 30

    Wireline Competition Bureau Clarifies That You Do - or Do Not - Need Agency Approval Before Transferring Control of Some ETC

    Wireline Competition Bureau Clarifies That You Do - or Do Not - Need Agency Approval Before Transferring Control of Some ETC
    Well, that clears that up On July 24, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) issued a public notice “reminding” carriers of prior approval requirements when certain Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) plan to…
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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
  • Aug 1

    Tobacco Teachings, Up in Smoke?

    Tobacco Teachings, Up in Smoke?
    by Lisa Heinzerling, the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law, Georgetown LawImagine a government warning on tobacco products that gave nearly equal prominence to both the pleasures and pains of using tobacco products. The…
  • Aug 1

    Where Do We Go From Here: Civil Rights, Equality, and Cla

    Where Do We Go From Here: Civil Rights, Equality, and Cla
    by Atiba R. Ellis, Associate Professor, West Virginia University College of Law*Noting the 50th anniversaries of Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ACSblog is hosting a symposium including posts and interviews from some of the…
  • Aug 1

    Judicial Confusion in Wisconsin

    Judicial Confusion in Wisconsin
    by Estelle H. Rogers, Legislative Director, Project VoteNot long ago in these virtual “pages,” I opined that judges were beginning to “get it” -- to understand that the enticing but superficial reasonableness of…
Rank this Week: 200

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Halbig, King, and the Procedural Path Ahead

    Halbig, King, and the Procedural Path Ahead
    Forgive me if this is too obvious, but I fear it may not be to everyone interested in whether tax subsidies will be available in federally facilitated exchanges. The reason the plaintiffs in King are petitioning for certiorari now is that…
  • Aug 1

    The CBO Score and the Made-Up Narrative of the Obamacare Subsidies Case

    The CBO Score and the Made-Up Narrative of the Obamacare Subsidies Case
    Two years ago, I posted on this blog that the CBO scoring of Obamacare was central, in the public eye, and intensely scrutinized by all involved with the statute. CBO never assumed in scoring the bill that subsidies would be…
  • Aug 1

    Gaza Names Project

    Gaza Names Project
    Jewish Voice for Peace and the Institute for Middle East Understanding have put together this moving video memorial for the victims of Israel's latest military operation in Gaza.  The video is narrated by Wallace Shawn, and other…
Rank this Week: 304

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Can State-Sponsored Terror Victims Satisfy Judgments By Attaching Internet Country Code TLDs?

    Can State-Sponsored Terror Victims Satisfy Judgments By Attaching Internet Country Code TLDs?
    BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report [subscription required] this week reported on a fascinating legal issue facing the D.C. federal district court in connection with suits by five victims of state-sponsored terrorism brought against…
  • Aug 1

    Restaurant's "Praying In Public" Discount Raises Question

    Restaurant's "Praying In Public" Discount Raises Question
    Inquisitr and HLN reported yesterday on a Winston-Salem, North Carolina restaurant that offers a 15% "Praying in Public" discount.  Apparently Mary's Gourmet Diner awards the discount to diners when a member of the wait staff sees…
  • Aug 1

    Court Upholds New Jersey's Reparative Therapy Ban For Second Time

    Court Upholds New Jersey's Reparative Therapy Ban For Second Time
     In Doe v. Christie, (D NJ, July 31, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court for the second time (see prior posting) rejected constitutional challenges to New Jersey's law barring mental health professionals from treating minors…
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Aug 1

    New Technology Renews Old Fears of Manipulation and Control

    New Technology Renews Old Fears of Manipulation and Control
    In the first half of the 20th century, Americans gained a new awareness of the malleability and manipulability of the human mind, and the result was a wave of concern over “propaganda” and other techniques of influence. Today we…
  • Jul 31

    What Crack Cocaine Teaches Us About NSA Reform

    What Crack Cocaine Teaches Us About NSA Reform
    This piece originally ran at POLITICO Magazine. This week, Patrick Leahy, the Democratic senator from Vermont, introduced a revised version of the USA Freedom Act, a bill to finally start pulling the reins on America's out-of-control…
  • Jul 29

    Want Safer Communities? Throw Fewer People Behind Bar

    Want Safer Communities? Throw Fewer People Behind Bar
    Before he started singing with muppets, John Oliver showed us a lot of boxes of Cheerios. This was in the second minute of his epic rant on the state of the U.S. criminal justice system last week. Varieties of Cheerios – from "Frosted"…
Rank this Week: 66

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Aug 1

    Conversion Controversy: N.J. Court Upholds Ban On Anti-Gay Therapy Aimed At Minor

    Conversion Controversy: N.J. Court Upholds Ban On Anti-Gay Therapy Aimed At Minor
    Sarah JonesWall of SeparationU.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson rejected a claim by two New Jersey parents that the ban violated the Constitution by prohibiting them from choosing the therapy for their child, who, they said, suffers from…
  • Jul 31

    Theocracy Waning?: Fundamentalist Church’s Grip May Be Loosening In Polygamist Town

    Theocracy Waning?: Fundamentalist Church’s Grip May Be Loosening In Polygamist Town
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationFor a long time, the polygamous community of Short Creek was considered remote, insular and unfriendly. Some recent travel took me through Salt Lake City. While waiting to catch a flight, I spotted an interesting…
  • Jul 30

    Putrid Policies: Hobby Lobby Faces Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

    Putrid Policies: Hobby Lobby Faces Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
    Sarah JonesWall of SeparationWhen she attempted to sue the chain for pregnancy discrimination, she discovered that she’d signed a binding arbitration agreement upon her hire. That agreement legally prohibited her from filing suit.…
Rank this Week: 4251

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/
  • Aug 1

    Don’t Just Get Mad: Do Something

    Don’t Just Get Mad: Do Something
    My brother has a good strong item up about what should happen in light of yesterday’s revelations that CIA Director John O. Brennan lied to Congress about his agency’s spying on Senate investigators: So if you’re the…
  • Jul 30

    HTC One (M8) Review

    HTC One (M8) Review
    Tl/dr: I like this phone. I’ve had this phone for about two months and it has met or exceeded my expectations in just about every respect. I got the HTC One (M8) instead of the Samsung S5 primarily because my … Continue reading…
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
Rank this Week: 27

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 1

    When Failure is Not an Option

    When Failure is Not an Option
    By Lisa McElroy and Katie Rose Guest Pryal, a UNC-Chapel Hill law professor who studies mental health issues and disability.  Read Professor Pryal's regular Chronicle of Higher Education column here.Ask any new law school graduate…
  • Jul 31

    Is the Attack on Social Security Finally Over?

    Is the Attack on Social Security Finally Over?
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan[Note: This post is a companion piece to my latest Verdict column: Message to Young People: Social Security Will Be There For You, Unless You Let Wall Street Take It Away From You.] This year's go-round on the…
  • Jul 29

    Human Shields in International Humanitarian Law and in Domestic Criminal Law

    Human Shields in International Humanitarian Law and in Domestic Criminal Law
    by Michael DorfAs I post these thoughts, there is no ceasefire in place to stop the immediate bloodshed in Gaza and Israel, much less any apparent progress towards resolving the larger conflict. But, as with my most recent post inspired by…
Rank this Week: 1031

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/
  • Aug 1

    Introducing a Dose of Reality:  Broadening the Perspective of Legal Ethics to Include Social Science Research

    Introducing a Dose of Reality:  Broadening the Perspective of Legal Ethics to Include Social Science Research
    Andrew M. Perlman, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, 90 Ind. L.J. (forthcoming 2014), available at SSRN.Carole SilverAndy Perlman’s timing couldn’t be better. His new article, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, comes out just…
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
Rank this Week: 431

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
Rank this Week: 3288

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 2670

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jul 31

    Gaza, and why I did not emigrate to Israel.

    Gaza, and why I did not emigrate to Israel.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
  • Jul 30

    Prosecutors must NOT tell or even hint at cops and other witnesses not to talk with defense lawyers.

    Prosecutors must NOT tell or even hint at cops and other witnesses not to talk with defense lawyers.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
  • Jul 28

    More on the power of positive energy

    More on the power of positive energy
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com  I do not take…
Rank this Week: 462

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Health care subsidies issue rushed to Court

    Health care subsidies issue rushed to Court
    Nine days after two federal appeals courts reached opposite rulings on a major new threat to the federal health care law, challengers pursuing that threat rushed to the Supreme Court on Thursday with a plea to step in and settle the dispute…
  • Jul 31

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Goins v. Lazaroff 13-1517 Issue: Whether an aggregate prison term imposed on a juvenile for non-homicide offenses that does not permit release before 100 years of age constitutes a sentence of life…
  • Jul 31

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks with Katie Couric

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks with Katie Couric
    In an exclusive interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about everything from retirement to her jabots and the Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.  Links…
Rank this Week: 12

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Risk of Property Valuation Fraud Reportedly On The Rise

    Risk of Property Valuation Fraud Reportedly On The Rise
    According to analytics firm Interthinx, the risk of property valuation fraud increased during the first quarter.  The report noted that in addition to high property appraisals, individuals purchasing and listing multiple properties in…
  • Jul 31

    AI Member Appointed to Pa. Board of Certified Real Estate Appraiser

    AI Member Appointed to Pa. Board of Certified Real Estate Appraiser
    Joseph Pasquarella, MAI, has been appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett to the Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers for a four-year term, the Appraisal Institute reported July 14.  Pasquarella, senior managing director at…
  • Jul 31

    Our Firm Defeats Statute Of Limitations Challenge To Just Compensation Demand

    Our Firm Defeats Statute Of Limitations Challenge To Just Compensation Demand
    I recently argued a case before the PA Commonwealth Court regarding whether our client, a church, was barred by the statute of limitations to seek just compensate for the partial taking of its property.  In In re: Condemnation of…
Rank this Week: 1510

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    When Should Judges Be Liable for their Decisions?

    When Should Judges Be Liable for their Decisions?
    Former Judge Wade McCree, Jr.Generally, judges have broad immunity relative to their decisions from the bench.  Judges cannot be sued and held liable for how they decide a case.  Such sweeping immunity is necessary to maintain a…
  • Jul 21

    New Scoring Method for Bar Exam Essay

    New Scoring Method for Bar Exam Essay
    Back in the summer of 1988, I took the bar exam along with hundreds of other lawyer hopefuls, then administered at one of MSU's convention halls near the Brody dormitory.  Thankfully, I passed on the first try.Back then, if you scored a…
  • Jul 15

    Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Getting SCOTUS Attention

    Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Getting SCOTUS Attention
    Last December, we blogged about federal judge Robert Shelby's ruling that Utah's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.  Between his December 20, 2013 ruling and when the SCOTUS suspended the ruling on January 6, 2014  -pending…
Rank this Week: 952

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 30

    House Republicans Authorize Suit Against President Obama

    House Republicans Authorize Suit Against President Obama
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The House of Representatives voted along party lines this afternoon to authorize a federal lawsuit against President Obama for alleged constitutional overreach in implementation of the Affordable…
  • Jul 29

    Divided Fifth Circuit Upholds Preliminary Injunction Against Mississippi's Restrictive Abortion Law HB 1390

    Divided Fifth Circuit Upholds Preliminary Injunction Against Mississippi's Restrictive Abortion Law HB 1390
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A panel of the Fifth Circuit in its opinion today in Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Currier upheld the district judge's injunction against the enforcement of a…
  • Jul 29

    In Memoriam: Cheryl Hanna

    In Memoriam: Cheryl Hanna
    Vermont Law School has reported the death of ConLawProf Cheryl Hanna. A memorial is scheduled for Friday. Her scholarship was devoted to issues of domestic violence, sexuality, and gender. Her essay, Gender As A Core Value in Teaching…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Jul 30

    [Eugene Volokh] U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, on university speech code

    [Eugene Volokh] U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, on university speech code
    I testified last week at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing on sexual harassment law in education, and I found these comments from Commissioner Michael Yaki — a former senior adviser to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and a former member of…
  • Jul 30

    [Dale Carpenter] Same-sex marriage and animu

    [Dale Carpenter] Same-sex marriage and animu
    In yesterday’s New York Times, Adam Liptak considered the possibility that Justice Kennedy might not be persuaded that state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples reflect unconstitutional animus against same-sex couples.…
  • Jul 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] En banc D.C. Circuit upholds USDA country-of-origin labeling rule

    [Jonathan H. Adler] En banc D.C. Circuit upholds USDA country-of-origin labeling rule
    Yesterday, in American Meat Institute v. USDA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, upheld the constitutionality of USDA regulations mandating detailed country-of-origin labeling for meat products.…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Jul 29

    It Seems Competence Isn't Enough

    It Seems Competence Isn't Enough
    Turns out that it wasn't incompetence.  Which is maybe the bad news.  AP reports.Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical…
  • Jul 29

    One Here, None There

    One Here, None There
    The story in today's Times begins this way.Francois Holloway has spent nearly two decades of a 57-year sentence in a federal prison, for serious crimes that no one disputes he committed. There were armed carjackings, and his participation in…
  • Jul 25

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?
    An hour and 57 minutes.He gasped some 650 times for all but the last 17 minutes or so.They gave him the fucking drugs a second time because, well, who knew if he'd ever die.It was torture said John McCain who knows a thing or two about…
Rank this Week: 296

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/
  • Jul 29

    A Blessing on Both Their House

    A Blessing on Both Their House
    Listeners and readers of my commentary know that I have spoken out against what I believe is Israeli misbehavior. So I get flooded with one-sided petitions condemning Israeli behavior. To make myself completely clear, I see merit and fault on…
  • Jul 22

    Settler War in Palestine

    Settler War in Palestine
    Returning from a meeting of historians, I’ve been thinking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in historical terms. Israeli settlers in the West Bank are reminiscent of the movement of settlers to our own Indian frontier until the…
  • Jul 15

    Madame Butterfly

    Madame Butterfly
    I’ve been away for a week while conflict heated up in the Middle East. But all week I’ve been thinking about a different form of grief, death and cultural conflict. I spent the week in a summer community, a kind of Brigadoon…
Rank this Week: 4526

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/
  • Jul 29

    Constitution’s 22nd Amendment: Term Limits for the President

    Constitution’s 22nd Amendment: Term Limits for the President
    In 1797 President George Washington set a precedent that would not be broken for 143 years. He retired from office after two terms.  In 1940 Franklin Roosevelt ran for and was elected to a third term.  Roosevelt was the first to…
  • Jul 27

    Constitution’s Twenty-Fourth Amendment: Ending Poll Taxe

    Constitution’s Twenty-Fourth Amendment: Ending Poll Taxe
    After the Civil War, the vote was extended to members of all races by virtue of the 15th Amendment. In the former Confederate states, various laws were passed to inhibit the voting of former slaves.  Among those laws were…
  • Jul 23

    Halbig & King, Not Just About Obamacare, But Who Makes Our Law

    Halbig & King, Not Just About Obamacare, But Who Makes Our Law
    Obamacare is clearly not out of the legal woods, as demonstrated by the Federal Appeals Court decisions of Halbig v. Burwell[1] and King v. Burwell[2] both decided on the same day and reaching different results.   In Halbig the…
Rank this Week: 4119

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: 1019

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jul 29

    All My Videos: Constitutional Law, Section 1983 and SCOTUS

    All My Videos: Constitutional Law, Section 1983 and SCOTUS
    My videos–some lengthy, some relatively brief–on constitutional law (including the First and Second Amendments), section 1983 and the Supreme Court, are now available in one place on Youtube right here:…
  • Jul 11

    Recent Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Decisions in the Circuit

    Recent Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Decisions in the Circuit
    I blogged on September 7, 2012, and on July 29, 2013, about post-Iqbal pleading decisions in the circuits. This past year, I was, as usual, preparing the annual update for my treatise, CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES LITIGATION: THE LAW OF…
  • Jun 19

    Lane v. Franks: New Supreme Court Public Employee Free Speech Decision

    Lane v. Franks: New Supreme Court Public Employee Free Speech Decision
    Lane v. Franks: New Public Employee Free Speech Decision The Supreme Court, on June 19, 2014, handed down an important public employee free speech decision in Lane v. Franks (PDF), No. 13-483. The Court unanimously held, in an opinion by…
Rank this Week: 1704

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Jul 28

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

    Florida wins appeal to ban pediatricians from protecting kids from gun violence
    In Florida, last year, 17 children aged 12 or younger were killed with guns, often accidentally.  Serious injuries remain even more common.  Yet despite frequent stories about small children gaining access to unsecured guns…
  • Jun 25

    Court rules warrant needed to search smartphone

    Court rules warrant needed to search smartphone
    In December, TeenJury reported that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear argument in a case to determine if police could search a suspect’s cellphone without first obtaining a warrant.  Today, the Court issued its unanimous…
  • May 4

    What is gerrymandering?

    What is gerrymandering?
    Democrats in Virginia are challenging redistricting maps drawn by Republicans, and they are expected to argue in court that the new boundaries of the state’s congressional districts were positioned unconstitutionally, and based largely…
Rank this Week: 2962

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

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

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 373

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
  • Jul 24

    2014 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-18-2014

    2014 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-18-2014
    Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter On July 18, 2014, Thomas Hungar of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Noel Francisco of Jones Day delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington,…
  • Jun 11

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014
    Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes | The Administrative Conference, together with The Federalist Society, the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice and Administrative Law and Regulatory…
  • Jun 11

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014
    Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes | The Administrative Conference, together with The Federalist Society, the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice and Administrative Law and Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 1338

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/
  • Jul 24

    Preguntas frecuentes sobre la cláusula RUFO (y respuestas infrecuentes)

    Preguntas frecuentes sobre la cláusula RUFO (y respuestas infrecuentes)
    ¿Qué es la cláusula RUFO? La cláusula RUFO (por Rights Upon Future Offers) da a los bonistas que resignaron parte de la deuda incumplida por Argentina y entraron al canje (holdin) un derecho a que su bono…
  • Jul 23

    Sobre una posible vía judicial para evitar el default

    Sobre una posible vía judicial para evitar el default
    A los efectos de este post hemos asumido que quien lee algo con este título está al tanto del contexto legal y económico del asunto y la coyuntura a hoy, 23 de julio de 2014. En cualquier caso, recomendamos leer esta nota…
  • Jul 18

    Difusión | Diploma sobre defensa internacional de los derechos humanos del CLADH

    Difusión | Diploma sobre defensa internacional de los derechos humanos del CLADH
    El Centro Latinoamericano de Derechos Humanos (CLADH), junto a Global Law Institute y la Escuela de Prácticas Jurídicas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, está organizando un curso online (a distancia) sobre la defensa…
Rank this Week: 475

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!
     Attorney Will Young, an associate at Peterson Lawyers writes todays post on misdemeanor cases. So, you have been charged with a misdemeanor. You are probably feeling overwhelmed, nervous, and at least a little bit confused about the…
  • Jul 22

    Our New DUI Website is up - DUI in Idaho

    Our New DUI Website is up - DUI in Idaho
     We have been working on a new site specifically designed to provide more information for folks charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol - DUI. Click here to visit the site and learn even more about DUI in Idaho. The…
  • Jun 29

    Idaho State Police stop to check on temporary license gets tossed!

    Idaho State Police stop to check on temporary license gets tossed!
     Ever wonder why every drug arrest begins with a traffic stop? Because all too often the police stop first and provide some reason later! If the drug task force decides to effect an arrest, they call the ISP or locals and have them do a…
Rank this Week: 3695

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/
  • Jul 23

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release
    In 1998, Wisconsin adopted what may have been the nation’s most rigid truth-in-sentencing law, eliminating parole across the board and declining to put into place any alternative system of back-end release flexibility, such as credits…
  • Jul 23

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation
    We expect a lot from our criminal-justice system, and we don’t seem very impressed with the results we are getting.  These are two of the notable lessons that emerge from the most recent Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin…
  • Jul 22

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available
    The Missouri Law Review has now published the final version of my article, “Not Just Kid Stuff? Extending Graham and Miller to Adults.”  Here is the abstract: The United States Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 1879

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/
  • Jul 22

    An Open Letter To Kamala Harri

    An Open Letter To Kamala Harri
    Dear Madam Attorney General: I write to urge you to not appeal Jones v. Chappell, the recent federal court decision holding that the administration of California's death penalty is irrevocably dysfunctional, resulting in systemic delays in…
  • Jun 13

    George Bush's Iraq: The Long Reach Of The Pottery Barn Rule

    George Bush's Iraq: The Long Reach Of The Pottery Barn Rule
    "You are going to be the proud owner of 25 million people,' he told the president. 'You will own all their hopes, aspirations, and problems. You'll own it all."-- Secretary of State Colin Powell to President George W. Bush per Bob…
  • Jun 10

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream
    While outraged conservatives fear that President Obama's exchange of five Taliban prisoners for the release of POW Bowe Bergdhal will precipitate terrorist attacks from Islam Jihadists, they conveniently ignore the…
Rank this Week: 143

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

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

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jul 15

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”
    Congress has passed a bill that may change the way many people with disabilities or other special needs now move into the workforce.  It amends the existing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Currently, large numbers of…
  • Jun 26

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input
    Here is an interesting article from the Council On School Health about the importance of recess for all students in school — not just students in special education. The Council writes because recess for students generally is…
  • Jun 25

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School
    The Unites States Justice Department recently brought suit on behalf of an 8 year old boy with special needs — autism and encephalopathy — against a New Jersey school district.  The suit alleged that the School District…
Rank this Week: 4243

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jul 14

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution
    It came as no surprise when, in June, Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and 41 other U.S. senators, Democrats all, proposed a campaign finance amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010,…
  • Jul 10

    Dropping George Will Is a Bad Way To Arrest That Subscriber Decline, Post-Dispatch

    Dropping George Will Is a Bad Way To Arrest That Subscriber Decline, Post-Dispatch
    Even as such things are becoming commonplace, the sacking of George Will’s syndicated column by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sets a new low in mainstream journalism’s race to the bottom. In case you’re unfamiliar with the…
  • Jun 24

    The Human Element of War

    The Human Element of War
    If you like your politics unencumbered by doubt, you shouldn’t read Lone Survivor just as the ISIS is retaking parts of Iraq for which Americans once died.  You might have a hard time getting your moral and intellectual bearings at…
Rank this Week: 3766

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 850

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Anwar al Awlaki

    Anwar al Awlaki
    The issue with Anwar al Awlaki is not whether he was a citizen, or even where he was. If we examine the legal history of the right of due process, we find that it was not confined to citizens (or "subjects" in the English…
  • Jun 28

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Much has been written, and miswritten, on the Magna Carta. It expressed several key principles of law that were incorporated into the U.S. Constitution, and most other national and state constitutions. Of course, most of it is no…
  • Jun 24

    Intent of 14th Amendment

    Intent of 14th Amendment
    To my 2000 article Intent of the Fourteenth Amendment was to Protect All Rights I make the following clarifying points:1. The 14th Amendment did not confer U.S. citizenship on individuals born on U.S. soil, whose parents were not…
Rank this Week: 3871

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 22

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?
    A recurring theme in my recent Daily Journal publications has been the rough doctrinal fit between operation of Civil Code section 1717 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1021 and section 1032. Section 1717 has been…
  • Jan 8

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter
    This blog entry provides an analytical metric for double-checking assumptions about application of Civil Code section 1717 and contractual attorney fee awards.  As the case law demonstrates, it is easy to…
Rank this Week: 1721

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 24

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
  • Jun 18

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
    The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular…
  • May 30

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website
    As co-chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section’s Website Committee, I am pleased to share that the Section’s completely revamped website is now live at www.tex-app.org. The redesigned site allows visitors easy access to…
Rank this Week: 496

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

Covers the First Amendment and public records. By Karl Olson.

http://www.firstamendmentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower
    The U. S. Supreme Court has taken a step in the right direction for public employee whistleblowers. The Court's June 19 decision in Lane v. Franks reiterates that citizens don't surrender First Amendment rights by accepting public…
  • Jun 16

    Will Congress Shield News Media?

    Will Congress Shield News Media?
    Will Congress step in where the U. S. Supreme Court decided not to tread? That's the question facing the news media and advocates of the so-called Free Flow of Information Act now that the U. S. Supreme Court in early…
  • Feb 26

    Can Smartphones Conceal Officials' Dumb Comments?

    Can Smartphones Conceal Officials' Dumb Comments?
    Public officials who say something stupid or corrupt often don't use their work computer. The device du jour for sending incriminating or embarrassing messages has become the "personal" computer or smartphone. Recent revelations…
Rank this Week: 3651

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Jun 13

    R. v. Spencer, 2014 SCC 43

    R. v. Spencer, 2014 SCC 43
    The accused, Matthew David Spencer, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of a police investigation using Limewire, an anonymous peer-to-peer file sharing software. Upon discovering an IP address which…
  • Mar 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20
    When the federal government passed the Abolition of Early Parole Act, three inmates serving sentences for first-time, non-violent offences argued that the retroactive application of such legislation infringed their right not to be…
  • Dec 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72
    The Respondents, a group of prostitutes and former prostitutes, argued that a number of Criminal Code provisions prohibiting expression and commercial activities relating to prostitution were in breach of Sections 7 and 2(b) of the Charter of…
Rank this Week: 4487

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 3784

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
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 641

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 18

    Increased Fines for Violations of North Carolina Seed Law

    Increased Fines for Violations of North Carolina Seed Law
    In 2013, the North Carolina legislature increased the maximum fine for violations of the state’s seed law from $500 to $10,000 per violation. See N.C. Session Law 2013-345, Senate Bill 455, An act to increase penalties for…
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
  • Mar 31

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
Rank this Week: 3214

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/
Rank this Week: 489

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Apr 30

    School Vouchers Still Not Working

    School Vouchers Still Not Working
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeTaxpayers should not fund programs that claim to provide great opportunity for vulnerable students when they actually may provide a worse education.Legislators around the country continue to push for private school…
  • Apr 10

    Different Names, Same Problem

    Different Names, Same Problem
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese voucher schemes are growing fast: five new programs were enacted last year, six programs were expanded, and taxpayers in 14 states will lose $1 billion this year to unaccountable school voucher…
  • Mar 12

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeSeveral bills moved in state legislatures last week that encourage government-sanctioned prayer under the guise of “protecting” religious freedoms. In reality, these bills merely make it easier to…
Rank this Week: 4250

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 698

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 39

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

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

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

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

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 14

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?
    In an apparent bid for nostalgia to the late 19th century, the Tennessee Attorney General handed down an opinion on Wednesday that found Senate Bill 2580/House Bill 2476 would not be unconstitutional. The Bills propose to authorize…
Rank this Week: 4195