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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Davila v. Marshall, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6167 (SD GA, Jan. 20, 2014), a Georgia federal magistrate judge dismissed on mootness and qualified immunity grounds an inmate's complaint that he was denied a Santeria bead necklace and his…
  • Jan 25

    New Report On Antisemitism Presented To Israeli Government

    New Report On Antisemitism Presented To Israeli Government
    Jerusalem Post reports that the Coordination Forum For Countering Antisemitism today presented to the Israeli government its 2014 Report on antisemitism. (Full text of report.) Here is an excerpt from the Report's Overview:2014 was marked by…
  • Jan 24

    District Court Invalidates Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    District Court Invalidates Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    In Searcy v. Strange, (SD AL, Jan. 23, 2015), an Alabama federal district court invalidated Alabama statutory and constitutonal provisions that bar same-sex marriage.  The court found that the provisions are unconstitutional under the…
Rank this Week: 50

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman
    The American legal tradition of giving religion special treatment is justified, I have argued, because when interpreted at a sufficiently high level of abstraction, religion serves as an indispensable legal proxy for a plurality of…
  • Jan 22

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeIn Holt v. Hobbs, the Court unanimously and easily held that Arkansas prison officials cannot bar an inmate from wearing a ½ inch beard that he claims is required by his religion.…
  • Jan 21

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law
    On the surface, Inclusive Communities Project, which was argued today at the Supreme Court, is a statutory interpretation case.  The question presented is straightforward: does the Fair Housing Act (FHA) authorize disparate…
Rank this Week: 308

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Friday the Court granted two new cases from its January 23 Conference. Lyle covered those orders here. On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect additional orders from the January 23 Conference, as well as one or more opinions in argued cases at…
  • Jan 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Jan 23

    Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol

    Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol
    The Supreme Court agreed on Friday afternoon to hear the appeal of three Oklahoma death-row inmates who are challenging the three-drug protocol the state now uses for executions.  The Court on January 15 had refused, by a five-to-four…
Rank this Week: 10

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 23

    Alabama District Judge Declares State's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Unconstitutional

    Alabama District Judge Declares State's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a ten page Opinion and Order late Friday in Searcy v. Strange, Alabama District Judge Callie V.S. Granade entered an injunction against the enforcement of the…
  • Jan 22

    No Remedy for Inmate when Authorities take Medical Settlement for Cost of Incarceration

    No Remedy for Inmate when Authorities take Medical Settlement for Cost of Incarceration
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled in Shinault v. Hawks that a state has to provide pre-deprivation notice and hearing before it freezes funds in an inmate's trust account to recover the cost of his...
  • Jan 21

    Line Drawing and Dog Sniffing

    Line Drawing and Dog Sniffing
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Rodriguez v. United States, the case testing whether an officer can prolong a traffic stop to conduct a dog sniff, even if the officer lacks...
Rank this Week: 383

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
  • Jan 23

    Will Justice Scalia Be the Savior of the Fair Housing Act?

    Will Justice Scalia Be the Savior of the Fair Housing Act?
    Going into this week's argument in Inclusive Communities Project, a Supreme Court case that will determine the future of the Fair Housing Act, all eyes were on Justice Kennedy. It's often Justice Kennedy who casts the deciding vote in cases…
  • Jan 23

    I Was Arrested for Learning a Foreign Language. Today, I Have Some Closure.

    I Was Arrested for Learning a Foreign Language. Today, I Have Some Closure.
    Five years ago, the Philadelphia police thought that carrying Arabic-language flashcards was enough to warrant the arrest of an innocent traveler. A settlement reached today in a lawsuit I brought against the police department makes it clear…
  • Jan 23

    Half-Baked Complaint Alleges Discrimination Where There is None

    Half-Baked Complaint Alleges Discrimination Where There is None
    When Christian educator Bill Jack ordered a cake last year from Azucar, a Denver bakery, he had a special decoration request for owner Marjorie Silva. He wanted the cake to say "God Hates Gays" with a drawing to match. Silva refused, and now…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • 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.  …
  • Oct 21

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement

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

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement
    Hello friends: Tomorrow is a busy day for me as I will be making two presentations on special education topics. In the morning I will be speaking in New Brunswick to other attorneys from across the state of New Jersey on the topic of…
Rank this Week: 2030

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
  • Jan 23

    The Next Top Prosecutor and White Collar Crime

    The Next Top Prosecutor and White Collar Crime
    by Rena Steinzor, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, and President of the Center for Progressive Reform. Steinzor is also author of the new book, Why Not Jail? Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and…
  • Jan 23

    LegalEyes for January 23, 2015

    LegalEyes for January 23, 2015
    by Caroline CoxSenator Elizabeth Warren writes in The Washington Post that the Supreme Court case concerning the Fair Housing Act could have severe financial repercussions.The Editorial Board of The New York Times asserts that the Supreme…
  • Jan 23

    Without Court Intervention, Next Week Georgia Will Execute a Man With Lifelong Intellectual Disability

    Without Court Intervention, Next Week Georgia Will Execute a Man With Lifelong Intellectual Disability
    by Dr. Margaret Nygren Executive Director and CEO of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the oldest professional society concerned with intellectual disability.Objectively, how many different doctors must…
Rank this Week: 1130

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: 2147

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/
  • Jan 23

    Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon

    Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon
    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose - If you’re a webcaster, you’ve got until February 2 to wrap up your annual SoundExchange homework.  Sigh. Every year brings us another year closer to death. It sure…
  • Jan 22

    FHH Lawyer Gets Ink, Yet Again!

    FHH Lawyer Gets Ink, Yet Again!
    Demonstrating that “mostly retired” clearly doesn’t mean “completely inactive”, our colleague Mitchell Lazarus has published yet another article in IEEE Spectrum magazine. (Regular readers will recall that…
  • Jan 22

    Five in a Row! FHH Again Tops in Repping Media Deal

    Five in a Row! FHH Again Tops in Repping Media Deal
    According to SNL Kagan, recognized as one of the preeminent sources of financial analysis in the media business, in 2014 Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth served as legal adviser in more media/entertainment/new media transactions than any other…
Rank this Week: 3695

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 23

    Do The Police Need a Reason to Pull You Over?

    Do The Police Need a Reason to Pull You Over?
    YES! The police do need a reason to pull you over. They cannot just pull you over because they want to or because they have a hunch you are up to no good. The police must have a warrant. probable cause or reasonable suspicion that you are…
  • Jan 18

    How To Bail Or Bond Out Of The Polk County Jail

    How To Bail Or Bond Out Of The Polk County Jail
    Polk County has the largest population in Iowa and the Polk County Jail is the largest county jail in Iowa. It sees more inmates each year than any other jail in the state. That said, posting bond or bailing out of the Polk County Jail is no…
  • Jan 17

    Can The Police Take Your Money?

    Can The Police Take Your Money?
    This is the million dollar question right?  Or maybe the thousand dollar question. Can the police take your money? Under the Fourth Amendment and Article 1 Section 8 of the Iowa Constitution the police need a warrant to seize your…
Rank this Week: 2014

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 3203

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 23

    Some Thoughts on Pre-Trial Publicity Inspired by Jury Duty

    Some Thoughts on Pre-Trial Publicity Inspired by Jury Duty
    By Michael DorfLast October, I received a summons for jury duty. Because it was the middle of the semester, I postponed my service to what should have been winter break, but as it worked out, I ended up with a new summons to appear on the…
  • Jan 22

    Cuomo Takes the Reins On the Teacher-Bashing Bandwagon

    Cuomo Takes the Reins On the Teacher-Bashing Bandwagon
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIt is fair to conclude that Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to be President.  If Hillary Clinton chooses not to run in 2016, Cuomo would immediately be cast as the favored candidate of the Democratic…
  • Jan 21

    Whether Or Not to Prosecute Animal Cruelty

    Whether Or Not to Prosecute Animal Cruelty
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss a newly-signed New York State bill that will criminalize the tattooing and piercing of one's companion animals (with some exceptions).  In the column, I suggest that although…
Rank this Week: 415

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/
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
  • Jan 20

    Measuring Serendipity

    Measuring Serendipity
    Bhaven N. Sampat, Serendipity (Mar. 8, 2014), available at SSRN.Mark McKenna“Serendipity, the notion that research in one area often leads to advances in another, as been a central idea in the economics of innovation and science and…
Rank this Week: 795

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Jan 23

    How the 20th Amendment made lame-duck sessions less lame

    How the 20th Amendment made lame-duck sessions less lame
    One of the most important, but least discussed, constitutional amendments made government more responsive by greatly shorting the time outgoing elected officials have a role in passing laws.
  • Jan 23

    Happy birthday, 20th and 24th Amendment

    Happy birthday, 20th and 24th Amendment
    Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1964). Here's what you need to know.
  • Jan 22

    Podcast: Should elected judges be allowed to ask for donations?

    Podcast: Should elected judges be allowed to ask for donations?
    Jeffery Rosen speaks with two leading experts, Bob Corn-Revere and Burt Neuborne, about one of the most interesting cases in the Supreme Court this term: about state-level judges who run for office, and want to raise campaign funds.
Rank this Week: 2202

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jan 22

    Time for Madam President

    Time for Madam President
    Former counsel to the president John W. Dean argues that it is high time for a woman—and most likely Hillary Clinton, in particular—to become our country’s next transformational president. Continue reading →
  • Jan 20

    New York State Bans Tattoos of Companion Animal

    New York State Bans Tattoos of Companion Animal
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses a recent New York law that bans tattoos of companion animals and compares it to a hypothetical law banning other types of animal cruelty. Continue reading →
  • Jan 20

    The Supreme Court Decides Holt v. Hobbs the Way It Decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: With a License to Dictate Public Policy from the Bench

    The Supreme Court Decides Holt v. Hobbs the Way It Decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: With a License to Dictate Public Policy from the Bench
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Holt v. Hobbs, holding that the Arkansas prison system’s beard-length requirements violate the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized…
Rank this Week: 3823

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

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

    Stop Virginia HB 1635, violating the First Amendment by expanding libel plaintiffs' rights.

    Stop Virginia HB 1635, violating the First Amendment by expanding libel plaintiffs' rights.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 18

    Deeply thanking Martin Luther King, Jr. Our office is closed today.

    Deeply thanking Martin Luther King, Jr. Our office is closed today.
    NOTE: This is a re-print from 2010's Underdog entry on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented his immortal "I Have a Dream" speech when I was just four months old. When he was shot dead on April…
  • Jan 15

    Police do not like being unappreciated. Civilians do not like being oppressed by police.

    Police do not like being unappreciated. Civilians do not like being oppressed by police.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
Rank this Week: 529

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/
  • Jan 22

    The California Way: Perjury with Impunity

    The California Way: Perjury with Impunity
    I've talked before about how the courts mostly just blow it off when the prosecutor commits misconduct.  Maybe he says improper things during closing argument.  Maybe he asks questions he knows he can't ask hoping to get away with…
  • Jan 16

    As Long As It Was Policy

    As Long As It Was Policy
    Imagine, if you will (and if you won’t, go away).Someone you know and care about is murdered.  Viciously.  The evidence points to you.Police come, show your mother the incriminating evidence, and ask her if you did it.No, she…
  • Jan 13

    American Exceptionalism Part Deux

    American Exceptionalism Part Deux
    OK, OK.  So the administration now says that the we should have sent someone who we could claim was at least important to the march.  Not a "world leader," of course (that would be his Barakness), but someone like a cabinet officer…
Rank this Week: 344

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • 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…
  • Jan 5

    Denver Sheriff Case Study – Taser Use Against the Mentally Ill

    Denver Sheriff Case Study – Taser Use Against the Mentally Ill
    Should the Denver Sheriff use a Taser on an individual who is inflicting harm to him/herself? It increasingly appears the Denver Sheriff at least tolerates the practice if there is a physical violation jeopardizing the lawful order.1…
  • Dec 4

    Denver Sheriff and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Denver Sheriff and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    The Denver Sheriff Department is not completely blind to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as it appears the agency could be with some of the abuse allegations lately. Responding to my public records request under the Colorado…
Rank this Week: 2101

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
  • Jan 21

    Drone Carrying Meth Crashes Near US - Mexico Border

    Drone Carrying Meth Crashes Near US - Mexico Border
    So reports U-T San Diego. The article begins:A small aerial drone crashed about two miles from the U.S. border in Mexico carrying several pounds of methamphetamine, Mexican police said Wednesday. The discovery at a shopping mall…
  • Jan 20

    Police Radars and the Fourth Amendment

    Police Radars and the Fourth Amendment
    Brad Heath at USA Today has this story discussing law enforcement use of radar devices that can determine whether people are present within a house. Heath notes that this technology was mentioned in the recent Tenth Circuit case, United…
  • Jan 15

    Fourth Amendment Standing and Familial DNA Searche

    Fourth Amendment Standing and Familial DNA Searche
    DNA technology that identifies people based on their genetic profiles is an effective tool for solving crime. DNA can exonerate those who are thought to be guilty and can identify people responsible for crimes when other means of…
Rank this Week: 2311

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

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

    SCOTUS to Consider Michigan's Same-Sex Adoption and Companion Marriage Case

    SCOTUS to Consider Michigan's Same-Sex Adoption and Companion Marriage Case
    They finally did it on their own terms, but the SCOTUS has granted certiorari in the DeBoer Same-Sex adoption case, and the consolidated marriage cases coming from the other states in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals [Ohio, Kentucky and…
  • Jan 20

    Pot Houses Exploding in Colorado

    Pot Houses Exploding in Colorado
    Just over a year ago, Colorado began a grand experiment with the legalization of marijuana. Unlike Washington state, which has taken the state-backed dispensary route to production, the Colorado model favors the individual pot farmer; think…
  • Jan 16

    Federal Judge in Detroit Validates 300 Same Sex Marriage

    Federal Judge in Detroit Validates 300 Same Sex Marriage
    Last fall, when U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman struck Michigan's state law ban on same-sex marriage and adoption as unconstitutional, dozens of county clerks' offices had their counters ready to issue marriages licenses to…
Rank this Week: 4940

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: 855

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/
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
  • Jan 20

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal
    Miami’s a tough challenge for a totemic animal – this place is a melting pot of not-very-melted elements. It’s South but not Southern. Cosmopolitan but, as the joke says, ‘so close to the United States’. Urban…
  • Jan 16

    Eric Holder’s Finest Hour

    Eric Holder’s Finest Hour
    Goodbye to most civil forfeiture. I have never been much of a fan of Holder’s — indeed I thought he was one of the most destructive members of the Cabinet in large part for his failure to prosecute torturers, but … Continue…
Rank this Week: 14

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • 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…
  • Jan 16

    We Are Not Charlie. We Are Weak.

    We Are Not Charlie. We Are Weak.
    The worst aspect of the Charlie Hebdo affair is that human beings were murdered for practicing free speech.  A distant second is the way this affair, and the earlier hacking of the Sony Pictures studio, has exposed the pieties and…
  • Dec 22

    Rolling Stone and Journalism by Meme

    Rolling Stone and Journalism by Meme
    It’s getting hard to keep track of it all.  From the over-the-top coverage by CNN of the Ferguson, Mo., affair, to Rolling Stone’s imploding UVA rape story, to the likely demise of The New Republic, it’s the media…
Rank this Week: 3945

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/
  • Jan 20

    Text of Tea Party Response to State of the Union Addre

    Text of Tea Party Response to State of the Union Addre
    Text of Tea Party Response to the State of the Union Address Delivered by Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL) Good evening. My name is Curt Clawson. I’m both humbled and grateful to the Tea Party Express for this opportunity tonight.…
  • Dec 31

    Sixth Amendment Right to Be Informed of Charge

    Sixth Amendment Right to Be Informed of Charge
    It certainly seems obvious and fair that when the government charges someone with a crime that the person be told what law he has violated and what he did to violate that law.  That a government does not always conduct itself in a fair…
  • Dec 4

    Sixth Amendment’s Right to a Jury in Criminal Case

    Sixth Amendment’s Right to a Jury in Criminal Case
    The list of colonial grievances against King George included in the Declaration of Independence: “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: … He has abdicated Government here…” In Article III,…
Rank this Week: 3017

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/
  • Jan 20

    Dr. King’s Message of Love

    Dr. King’s Message of Love
    Yesterday we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. We are still much too far from a post-racial society. For the big victories of the Civil Rights Movement, we think of Brown v. Board, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which the Rehnquist Court…
  • Jan 13

    Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo bombings – Was it just about France?

    Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo bombings – Was it just about France?
    In what other country do world leaders march with arms linked against terrorism? Terrorism goes on in every continent but we mourn and gather in Europe. Terrorism happens in Haifa, Jerusalem and the West Bank – in both directions…
  • Jan 6

    Police Accountability

    Police Accountability
    I’ve been reading a case decided in the European Court of Human Rights. It involved opposing libel suits arising out of claims of police brutality in Bergen, Norway.[1] The opinion of four judges, whose names I will not try to…
Rank this Week: 4772

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/
  • Jan 19

    Proud To Be Maladjusted

    Proud To Be Maladjusted
    Originally posted on January 17, 2011Mountain Top by Romare BeardenOver the weekend, I grabbed from my bookshelf A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr., and literally dusted it off.  I flipped through it…
  • Jan 6

    Back Story: Mike Piazza Is Again Snubbed By Baseball Hall Of Fame Voter

    Back Story: Mike Piazza Is Again Snubbed By Baseball Hall Of Fame Voter
    Mike Piazza, a 12-time All Star and a true superstar, is not in the Hall of Fame because of a case of back acne.  Seriously.  Sluggers during the Steroid Era are presumptively suspect of using "performance…
  • Dec 30

    Baseball Hall of Fame Voting: Focus On Substance Over Substance

    Baseball Hall of Fame Voting: Focus On Substance Over Substance
    “Voting shall be based on the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, their contributions to the team on which the player played.” -- BWAA's Hall of Fame RulesRacists and segregationists who…
Rank this Week: 102

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 18

    NC Bill Seeks To Limit Eminent Domain Power

    NC Bill Seeks To Limit Eminent Domain Power
    One of the first bills introduced in the newly convened North Carolina State Legislature seeks to limit condemnation powers.  House Bill 3, seeks to amend the North Carolina State Constitution to ban the use of eminent domain for private…
  • Dec 30

    GA: Appraiser Owes No Duty of Care to Borrower for Appraisal Prepared for Lender

    GA: Appraiser Owes No Duty of Care to Borrower for Appraisal Prepared for Lender
    One issue that continues to be litigated around the country is the extent to which an appraiser is liable to a borrower for a negligent appraisal prepared for a lender.  This issue was recently addressed by the Georgia Court of…
  • Dec 29

    OK Court: Taking Must Statisfy State’s Public Use Requirement

    OK Court: Taking Must Statisfy State’s Public Use Requirement
    An Oklahoma appellate court recently reconfirmed that a taking by a state or local entity must satisfy, among other things, both the state and U.S. Constitutions.  In that case, the City of Muskogee condemned a property for a parking…
Rank this Week: 1225

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/
  • Jan 15

    Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgment

    Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgment
    Along with retiring Chief Deputy Clerk Michelle Brinkman, I spoke to the Austin Bar Civil Appellate Section today on “Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgments.” New Travis County District Clerk Velva Price and…
  • Jan 13

    Old-School Legal Researchers: ThomsonWest Is Shuttering Westlaw Classic—and Soon

    Old-School Legal Researchers: ThomsonWest Is Shuttering Westlaw Classic—and Soon
    It’s been five years since ThomsonReuters (then ThomsonWest) launched WestlawNext and re-branded the legal research database many lawyers grew up on as “Westlaw Classic.” I received notice yesterday that my firm’s…
  • Jan 8

    The Last of the Perry Appointee

    The Last of the Perry Appointee
    As reported on this blog’s Twitter feed over the past two days, Governor Rick Perry has appointed four new justices to various intermediate courts of appeals. They are: 352nd District Court Judge Bonnie Sudderth, who will replace…
Rank this Week: 1214

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • 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…
  • Jan 1

    2014 in review

    2014 in review
    Happy New Year to all of my readers. WordPress sent me this summary of 2014 views of nahmodlaw.com. One thing I found of interest was the fact that many views were of older posts on First Amendment, constitutional law and section 1983. I…
  • Dec 15

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State
    Prior Related First Amendment Posts I previously blogged about some of the basics of free speech doctrine. I addressed its three primary rationales–marketplace of ideas, self-government and individual autonomy–on January 19, 2010.…
Rank this Week: 4939

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/
  • Jan 13

    TTPP: Top Ten Papers de 2014

    TTPP: Top Ten Papers de 2014
    Después de la antología arbitraria del año catorce del post anterior, esta es nuestra selección de los mejores papers y artículos de la academia norteamericana de teoría del derecho y afines de 2014.…
  • Jan 6

    Antología arbitraria del año catorce

    Antología arbitraria del año catorce
    o long 2014 Prometemos una compilación de los mejores diez papers de teoría jurídica del año, pero queríamos empezar con algo más liviano,…
  • Dec 16

    Sobre la Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina de Alfonso Santiago.

    Sobre la Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina de Alfonso Santiago.
    "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina" de Alfonso Santiago (dir.),(Marcial Pons, 2014 -- 3 tomos, 2212 páginas)---------------------Nunca habrá tal vez una historia “definitiva” de nada, pero el libro que dirige…
Rank this Week: 384

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
  • Jan 12

    The Administrative State Within the Bounds of Law? 1-4-2015

    The Administrative State Within the Bounds of Law? 1-4-2015
    17th Annual Faculty ConferenceThis panel was part of the 17th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference held on January 3-4, 2015 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.Panel: The Administrative State: Within the Bounds of…
  • Jan 9

    The Private Attorney General: Good or Bad 1-3-2015

    The Private Attorney General: Good or Bad 1-3-2015
    17th Annual Faculty ConferenceThis debate was part of the 17th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference held on January 3-4, 2015 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.Debate: The Private Attorney General: Good or…
  • Jan 9

    Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations 1-3-2015

    Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations 1-3-2015
    17th Annual Faculty ConferenceThis panel was part of the 17th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference held on January 3-4, 2015 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations2:30-4:30 pmIn Memory of…
Rank this Week: 940

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
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    Article – Nonbinding Bondage

    Article – Nonbinding Bondage
    BDSM contracts … sigh, I never got to study these in law school. Apparently, these non-legally binding agreements are used to layout the terms of a BDSM sexual relationship between two or more individuals.  Since I still not have…
  • Dec 20

    Conflict of Interest in Prosecuting Police Misconduct

    Conflict of Interest in Prosecuting Police Misconduct
    State level prosecutors are put in an interesting position when deciding whether or not to bring charges during police abuse cases.  Recently a discussion began on how police abuse cases are prosecuted, after a few high profile cases…
Rank this Week: 2281

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 14

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy
    Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children get hurt.Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children…
Rank this Week: 3814

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
  • Jan 8

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"
    Although people sometimes violate the law, there is more legal compliance than we can explain by ordinary economic theory – that legal sanctions deter noncompliance. In some domains of international law and constitutional law, there is…
  • Dec 4

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"
    How Should We Interpret our Constitutions? A Debate between Professors Baude and Harel Moderated by Professor McAdams William Baude is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches…
  • Nov 18

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

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
Rank this Week: 510

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/
  • Jan 7

    A Social Trust Theory of Criminal Law

    A Social Trust Theory of Criminal Law
    Last fall, I started a series of posts here on substantive criminal law theory.  I wasn’t satisfied with the way they were framed, though, and decided to approach the topic differently through a series of posts on the Marquette Law…
  • Dec 14

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4
    My previous post began a consideration of general deterrence.  I view general deterrence through the lens of the criminal-justice system’s overall aim of promoting social trust.  General deterrence is one of four mechanisms by…
  • Nov 28

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3
    In this post, I will begin an exploration of the implications of deterrence aims for criminalization.  By criminalization, I mean the decisions about what conduct to make criminal under what circumstances, and what level of punishment to…
Rank this Week: 1839

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1228

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 4

    GamerGate is Not Swatting Anyone (But Zoe Quinn Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Swatted)

    GamerGate is Not Swatting Anyone (But Zoe Quinn Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Swatted)
    Is it possible to be Swatted for writing about #Gamergate? Indeed it is. I was almost Swatted, but it wasn't by people who post in the hashtag #GamerGate. No. I was Swatted by people who have claimed, falsely, that #GamerGate is about…
Rank this Week: 180

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 26

    Harvard Sued for Anti-Asian Admission Policy

    Harvard Sued for Anti-Asian Admission Policy
    Last week, a legal defense group of Project on Fair Representation filed a complaint in federal district court against Harvard University claiming that Asian-American applicants are unfairly discriminated against in the college…
Rank this Week: 1858

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 8

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS
     “For the last year, I’ve spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999. Or, if you want to get technical about it (and apparently I do), where a high school…
  • Nov 24

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

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
Rank this Week: 4413

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 20

    Alain Leibman’s Law360 Article About Justice Department’s Partial Retreat On Appeal Waiver

    Alain Leibman’s Law360 Article About Justice Department’s Partial Retreat On Appeal Waiver
    Alain Leibman writes: We recently blogged here  and here about the DOJ’s blatant and increasingly harsh use of leverage against pleading defendants to force their waiver of important rights attendant to the sentencing and…
Rank this Week: 4430

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • 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…
  • Dec 5

    Michigan RFRA Bill Rushed Through, Effort for Bipartisanship Major Failure

    Michigan RFRA Bill Rushed Through, Effort for Bipartisanship Major Failure
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeState RFRA bills are now largely pushed as a way for people and for-profit corporations to skirt state and federal discrimination, public safety, and health laws in the name of religion.Legislators rushed the…
  • Dec 4

    Civil Rights and Religious Freedom in Michigan

    Civil Rights and Religious Freedom in Michigan
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThis morning, Michigan’s House Judiciary Committee discussed and voted out Speaker Jase Bolger’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill, HB 5958. Some members of the committee offered amendments,…
Rank this Week: 2151

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

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

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: 1159

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: 3676