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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/
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
  • Nov 28

    This Won't End Well

    This Won't End Well
    It is too often true in the trenches of criminal defense that if our clients were good at making decisions they wouldn't be our clients.Case in point:  Dylan Roof.  Charged with killing 9 African Americans at the Emanuel…
  • Nov 28

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine
    He's competent.  That is, and per the statutory language, he is able "to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him [and] to assist properly in his defense."So says the judge.  The guy was evaluated and…
Rank this Week: 746

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: 8

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Beckles v. United States Moore v. Texas Jennings v. Rodriguez
  • Dec 2

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC 16-499 Issue: Whether the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, categorically forecloses corporate liability.
  • Dec 2

    Court adds new cases to merits docket

    Court adds new cases to merits docket
    Today the Supreme Court added seven new cases, for a total of five hours of oral argument, to its merits docket for this term. The cases cover a range of issues, from a divorced couple’s dispute over military retirement pay to the scope…
Rank this Week: 10

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 3

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)
    On September 28, 2016, I audio-taped a 55-minute makeup class on Congressional abrogation of the 11th Amendment, including Kimel, Garrett and Hibbs. The class concluded with an important treaty power case, Missouri v. Holland. I hope you find…
  • Nov 28

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)
    On October 5, 2016, I audio-taped a 55 minute makeup class on presidential power, including the Steel Seizure, Curtiss-Wright and Dames & Moore cases. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online (no video content):…
  • Nov 21

    State Action, Color of Law and Section 1983

    State Action, Color of Law and Section 1983
    I blogged on February 19, 2015, about the Fourteenth Amendment’s state action requirement. Much earlier, on November 29, 2009, I blogged about the seminal section 1983 decision in Monroe v. Pape and its ruling that, where state…
Rank this Week: 4872

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Dec 3

    Happy birthday to the Founders’ painter, Gilbert Stuart

    Happy birthday to the Founders’ painter, Gilbert Stuart
    It’s quite possible that many Americans have seen the art work of Gilbert Stuart more than any other painter. But what do you really know about the Founding-era artist?
  • Dec 2

    Supreme Court to rule on police shooting

    Supreme Court to rule on police shooting
    Amid nationwide debate over the authority of police to use their guns in enforcing the laws, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether police may be sued if they take action that provokes someone to be violent, and then shoot that…
  • Dec 2

    Is the birth-control issue passing to a new government?

    Is the birth-control issue passing to a new government?
    Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily's Supreme Court correspondent, looks at the latest developments in the court battle over Obamacare and birth-control access for women who work for religious non-profits.
Rank this Week: 1294

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/
  • Dec 2

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up
    Now is the time to counter lies with facts, repeatedly and unflaggingly, while also proclaiming the greatest truths:  of our equal humanity, of decency, of compassion.  Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument…
  • Nov 30

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck
    Barack Obama seems to view his role in the last weeks of his presidency as that of enabler-in-chief -- to ensure the transition to the new administration will be as smooth and as peaceful as possible.  He deeply…
  • Nov 17

    How To Respond To The End Of Normalcy

    How To Respond To The End Of Normalcy
    Never more in my lifetime have we needed strong, aggressive, innovative, strategic leadership from the Democratic Party and the progressive movement that fuels it. Donald Trump will be no ordinary President. Rather than helping him protect…
Rank this Week: 151

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Being a prosecutor does not automatically mean credibility and reliability

    Being a prosecutor does not automatically mean credibility and reliability
    Being a prosecutor or police officers does not automatically mean that person is credible nor reliable. Judges, jurors, and everyone else must remember that. Criminal defendants' lives and liberty too often unjustly are crushed by an…
  • Dec 1

    Beware getting your non-immigrant visa yanked for merely being arrested for DWI

    Beware getting your non-immigrant visa yanked for merely being arrested for DWI
    Rather than waiting for a president Donald Trump to wreak further havoc on immigration law and practice, I am now seeing some of my own DWI clients get their non-immigrant F-1 student and H-1B professional visas yanked BEFORE their cases are…
  • Nov 30

    SCOTUS- For double jeopardy, a criminal defendant has burden to show an acquittal happened

    SCOTUS- For double jeopardy, a criminal defendant has burden to show an acquittal happened
    In Bravo-Fernandez v. U.S., ___ U.S. ___ (Nov. 29, 2016), the jury returned inconsistent verdicts of conviction and acquittal under separate counts of the same statute. Bravo-Fernandez got his conviction overturned on appeal due to erroneous…
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
  • Nov 9

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court
    As in recent cycles, Republican incumbents and open-seat candidates for Texas appellate benches generally fared well in the 2016 general election. South Texas was the notable exception. The election will not change the Texas Supreme…
  • Nov 4

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument
    I just completed my second Fifth Circuit argument using my big iPad Pro in a more prominent role than ever before. Inspired by Jeff Richardson’s post about how he used an iPad to prepare for and present an appellate argument, I…
Rank this Week: 1375

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Supreme Court Grants Cert. In 3 ERISA Church Plan Case

    Supreme Court Grants Cert. In 3 ERISA Church Plan Case
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted review in three cases all posing the question of how to interpret the "church plan" exemption in the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA). (Order List, Dec. 2, 2016). The cases are Advocate…
  • Dec 2

    European Court Finds Lack of Fair Hearing For Church Over Expropriation

    European Court Finds Lack of Fair Hearing For Church Over Expropriation
    In Lupeni Greek Catholic Parish v. Romania, (ECHR, Nov. 29, 2016), the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that a Greek Catholic church had been denied a fair hearing in Romania on its claim for compensation for the…
  • Dec 2

    White House Ready For Holidays; National Christmas Tree Lit

    White House Ready For Holidays; National Christmas Tree Lit
    NBC reports that President Obama, Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha last night lit the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. The White House website now includes a 2016 Holidays at the White House page, carrying stories on decorations…
Rank this Week: 47

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
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Dec 2

    Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January

    Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January
    A September Commission Order modifying a number of Commission Rules regarding filing and review of foreign ownership in broadcast licensees has now been published in the Federal Register, setting the effective date of at least some of these…
  • Dec 2

    Making Your Airport Great Again: FCC Waiver Allows Updated Body Scanner

    Making Your Airport Great Again: FCC Waiver Allows Updated Body Scanner
    We reported earlier this year that the FCC was seeking comment on a waiver request to allow certification of an updated, wider-band version of airport body scanners, ones that will meet new TSA standards. That waiver, which was not…
  • Nov 29

    Are Alternative Inspection FCC Notifications Still Needed?

    Are Alternative Inspection FCC Notifications Still Needed?
    Is there an easier way to notify the Commission when a station has taken part in the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)? Or does the FCC need to be notified at all? The agency seeks public input on the issue. The alternative…
Rank this Week: 3422

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Dec 2

    Another Strange ‘Religious Freedom’ Claim Surfaces In Wisconsin

    Another Strange ‘Religious Freedom’ Claim Surfaces In Wisconsin
    Rokia HassaneinWall of SeparationReligious freedom is a fundamental American value, guaranteeing our right to believe—or not—as we see fit. That right to believe (and to act on those beliefs, as long as we are not harming third…
  • Dec 1

    Now's The Time To Recommit To The Vision Of Roger William

    Now's The Time To Recommit To The Vision Of Roger William
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationRhode Island is the smallest state in the union, but it has a lot going for it. Its beaches on the Atlantic Ocean draw tourists, and Providence, the largest city and capital, struck me as a pretty vibrant place the…
  • Nov 30

    Americans Don’t Want Trump To Repeal The Ban On Pulpit Politicking

    Americans Don’t Want Trump To Repeal The Ban On Pulpit Politicking
    Rokia HassaneinWall of SeparationPresident-elect Donald J. Trump campaigned in part on a vow to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a federal law that bars tax-exempt groups, including houses of worship, from intervening in elections by endorsing…
Rank this Week: 2124

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 2

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court
    Check out this study that measures candidates on President-Elect Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees for how close they are to Justice Scalia. From the abstract: This study proposes three empirical measures of what made Justice…
  • Dec 2

    UPDATED: Does Jill Stein Have Standing to Petition for a Recount in Michigan?

    UPDATED: Does Jill Stein Have Standing to Petition for a Recount in Michigan?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School It depends on what "aggrieved" means, according to the Trump team in its filing yesterday in opposition to Stein's recount petition. Under Michigan law, a candidate can petition for a…
  • Dec 1

    Eleventh Circuit Denies Immunity in Police Officer's Free Speech Case

    Eleventh Circuit Denies Immunity in Police Officer's Free Speech Case
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Eleventh Circuit ruled earlier this week that a police major was not entitled to qualified immunity for issuing a be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) advisory for another officer, recently fired for…
Rank this Week: 422

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 2

    Animals, Robots, and the Religious Right: A Response to Two Review

    Animals, Robots, and the Religious Right: A Response to Two Review
    By Michael DorfIA recent article by Nathan Heller in The New Yorker asks whether arguments for animal rights have implications for the rights of robots. In the course of getting there, Heller first discusses the excellent new book by…
  • Dec 1

    Reaching the Reachable Trump Voter

    Reaching the Reachable Trump Voter
    [Note to readers: My new Verdict column was published today.  Rather than following my usual practice of writing a Dorf on Law post that extends the arguments in my Verdict column, I have decided to write today's post on a different…
  • Nov 30

    Why Won't Trump Forgo the "Corruption Premium"?

    Why Won't Trump Forgo the "Corruption Premium"?
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I distinguish three risks that arise out of President-elect Trump's extensive business holdings: (1) That Trump will pursue his private interest at the expense of the public interest by, say,…
Rank this Week: 1531

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/
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
  • Dec 1

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace
    Bradley A. Areheart, Accommodating Pregnancy, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 1125 (2016).Joseph SeinerIn Accommodating Pregnancy, Professor Bradley Areheart takes on the ambitious project of evaluating the current law of pregnancy discrimination in the…
  • Nov 30

    Decluttering the Estate Tax

    Decluttering the Estate Tax
    Wendy C. Gerzog, Toward a Reality-Based Estate Tax,  57 B.C. L. Rev. 1037 (2016).Michael YuWhere Marie Kondo taught us how to declutter our homes in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Professor Wendy Gerzog provides in her article…
Rank this Week: 783

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3636

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Voting Rights Back at the Supreme Court: The Big Racial Gerrymandering Cases You Haven’t Heard Of

    Voting Rights Back at the Supreme Court: The Big Racial Gerrymandering Cases You Haven’t Heard Of
    A key chapter in North Carolina’s long running attack on one of our Constitution’s most cherished principles—equal political opportunity for all regardless of race—comes to the Supreme Court next week.   The…
  • Nov 29

    Trump's Victory and Regime Theory

    Trump's Victory and Regime Theory
    Consider three general perspectives on the meaning of Trump’s victory for political regime theory.  One we can call “change as order.”  It is said that 2016 was a “change election.”  But…
  • Nov 27

    Republicans and the Americans for Democratic Action

    Republicans and the Americans for Democratic Action
    As many readers probably know, Sandy Levinson received an anti-Semitic postcard from Great Britain, and as I've reported I've received a fair number of anti-Semitic e-mails in response to my post on "taking a hard line." (I haven't been to my…
Rank this Week: 299

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
  • Dec 1

    Texas Federal Court Halts Implementation of Overtime Rule Just When Workers Need It Most

    Texas Federal Court Halts Implementation of Overtime Rule Just When Workers Need It Most
    by Ruben J. Garcia, Professor of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of LawToday, Dec. 1, was the day that the Obama Administration’s revision to the overtime rules would have gone into effect, were it not for a…
  • Nov 30

    Flag-burning Do-over

    Flag-burning Do-over
    by Caroline FredricksonPresident-elect Trump posted one outlandish tweet after another all the way to the White House. But his latest tweet on flag-burning topped most of the others.On Nov. 29, Trump tweeted:Nobody should be allowed to burn…
  • Nov 29

    Moving Beyond Money: Progress and Challenges in Reforming Money Bail

    Moving Beyond Money: Progress and Challenges in Reforming Money Bail
    by Larry Schwartztol, Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law SchoolAn arrest is typically the first step in the criminal process – a process designed to determine whether punishment is warranted.…
Rank this Week: 376

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 30

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up
    Here’s a follow up from Kim Scheppele: Just saw this piece from the NYT today that reports on the new research of Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa that analyzes the World Values Survey data and concludes that liberal democracies are…
  • Nov 29

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime
    This is a post from Kim Lane Scheppele, at Princeton University, which is chillingly accurate, as Kim usually is, and which I am re-posting with her permission from the lawcourt and conlawprof listservs: While we’re on the subject…
  • Nov 29

    The Don in Giovanni

    The Don in Giovanni
    Hi folks, I don’t usually tell stories, but sometimes an ancient story seems to have contemporary relevance. We know the character I’m thinking about as DON Juan. In Italian it is DON Giovanni, the title character of a Mozart…
Rank this Week: 609

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Nov 30

    Find Out if You are Among 1 Million Android Users Whose Gmail Got Hacked

    Find Out if You are Among 1 Million Android Users Whose Gmail Got Hacked
    Check here. The post Find Out if You are Among 1 Million Android Users Whose Gmail Got Hacked appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Nov 29

    The Most Disturbing News Article of the Week?

    The Most Disturbing News Article of the Week?
    And it isn’t even directly about Donald Trump. Or then again maybe it is. Across numerous countries, including Australia, Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States, the percentage of people who say it is…
  • Nov 21

    Thrust from Nothing

    Thrust from Nothing
    Really. It’s the controversial Em Drive, and it’s NASA science and peer-reviewed and everything. Formally it’s called “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust in a Closed Radio Frequency Cavity in Vacuum” by Harold…
Rank this Week: 14

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2877

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Nov 29

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?
    One of President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities when appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia is to select a justice who will "defend the Second Amendment." Commentators forecast that Trump's nominee will be pro-Second…
  • Nov 28

    A 32-Line Justice Breyer 'Question'

    A 32-Line Justice Breyer 'Question'
    Behold!  From oral argument today in Beckles v. United States. H/T Josh Blackman, who helpfully notes here that Justice Breyer's record is 44 lines.
  • Nov 28

    Revisiting Chemerinsky's "Return of the Jedi" Analogy

    Revisiting Chemerinsky's "Return of the Jedi" Analogy
    A little over a year ago, I wrote a post criticizing Erwin Chemerinsky's characterization of the Roberts Court's liberal October 2014 term as the Return of the Jedi. My criticism was both technical (Chemerinsky suggested that the October 2014…
Rank this Week: 2407

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

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

    Clinton Lawyers Challenge Electoral College Defeat

    Clinton Lawyers Challenge Electoral College Defeat
    Clinton Lawyer Marc EliasAn hour before the deadline for doing so expired last Friday in Wisconsin, Hillary Clinton's campaign general counsel, Marc Elias, joined a recount filed by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. The Clinton…
  • Nov 18

    Cell Phone Number Tracking

    Cell Phone Number Tracking
    Increasingly, social media, lenders, and even retailers are obtaining cell phone numbers as a way to track individual consumers. A 10-digit cell phone number is becoming a number, like a social security number, that stays with you for…
  • Nov 15

    Pair of Michigan Justices on Trump's SCOTUS Short List

    Pair of Michigan Justices on Trump's SCOTUS Short List
    Ever demure, Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice, Robert Young, Jr., the highest elected African-American in our state government, stated he was unaware of his inclusion on a short-list for President-Elect Donald Trump's consideration to…
Rank this Week: 4874

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 27

    Austin Loses Suit Alleging Undervalued Tax Appraisal

    Austin Loses Suit Alleging Undervalued Tax Appraisal
    A Texas appellate court recently affirmed the dismissal of the city of Austin’s lawsuit claiming commercial and vacant property are being undervalued during property tax appraisals.  Austin sued the Travis Central Appraisal…
  • Nov 25

    NJ Requires Proof Of Reasonable Probability Of Approvals For Alternate Highest And Best Use

    NJ Requires Proof Of Reasonable Probability Of Approvals For Alternate Highest And Best Use
    The NJ Appellate Division recently decided a case involving an important and recurring issue – valuing a property for a use that requires land development approvals.  In New Jersey Transit Corp. v. Franco, Docket No. A-3802-12T4,…
  • Nov 15

    U.S. Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Appraisal

    U.S. Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Appraisal
    The Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance will hold a hearing entitled “Modernizing Appraisals: A Regulatory Review and the Future of the Industry” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. This hearing will examine the…
Rank this Week: 1384

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Clinton misbehavior not constitutional crime

    Clinton misbehavior not constitutional crime
    Many people are shocked to find out, but under the Constitution, as strictly interpreted, 1. There is no authority to make bribery a crime, just a impeachable/removable offense (high crime or misdemeanor). So while what seems to have been…
  • Nov 21

    Eighty ambiguous phrase

    Eighty ambiguous phrase
    My analysis of the U.S. Constitution counts about 80 words or phrases that are somewhat ambiguous, and give rise to most of the interpretation/construction controversies. I have highlighted those at …
  • Nov 15

    Can seditious libel be made a crime under the U.S. Constitution?

    Can seditious libel be made a crime under the U.S. Constitution?
    Professor James G. Wilson asks whether it is constitutional to make seditious libel a crime. As a consistent originalist I can answer that. The answer is no.Sedition and seditious libel are common law crimes, and it was correctly ruled in…
Rank this Week: 4035

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
  • Nov 24

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionThe final Showcase panel examines Justice Scalia's transformation of five very important areas of Supreme Court doctrine. First, Justice Scalia transformed freedom of expression doctrine by entrenching a rule…
  • Nov 24

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionRESOLVED: Hostile Environment Law, On and Off Campus, Often Violates the First Amendment. The Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate was held on November 19, 2016, during The Federalist Society's 2016 National Lawyers…
  • Nov 24

    Using Judicial Processes for Political Purposes 11-19-2016

    Using Judicial Processes for Political Purposes 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers Convention“Those who won our independence," Justice Brandeis wrote nearly a century ago, “eschewed silence coerced by law – the argument of force in its worst form." They believed that “the…
Rank this Week: 475

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Nov 23

    Broad or narrow: Taxman reviews “Private” Museum

    Broad or narrow: Taxman reviews “Private” Museum
    By David Honig, Esq.* Last year, on November 20, 2015, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) launched a review of eleven US private museums in response to a recent New York Times Article that exposes a possibility for abuse of 501(c)(3) nonprofit…
  • Oct 27

    Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive

    Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive
    By Scotti Hill* INTRODUCTION Predating the advent of words, images have long served as an elemental tool of communication, working to describe and persuade. As the modern era’s complex political systems galvanized and alienated large…
  • Oct 17

    The New Copyright Small Claims Bill: A Ray of Hope for Independent Photographer

    The New Copyright Small Claims Bill: A Ray of Hope for Independent Photographer
    By Adelaide Dunn* The U.S. Copyright Act’s single regulatory system fails to accommodate the diversity of production methods, output speeds and business models of today’s creative entrepreneurs. In the eyes of independent and…
Rank this Week: 654

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Nov 23

    Carlos Fayt (1918-2016)

    Carlos Fayt (1918-2016)
    I'm looking for the face I had. Before the world was made. -Yeats: The Winding Stair.Fayt joven, leve aire a Adam LevineMurió Fayt, neé Moisés, ayer.Cuando nació en Salta todavía se combatía…
  • Nov 5

    Punto bonus para el que gane las elecciones en EE.UU.: decidir el futuro de la Corte Suprema.

    Punto bonus para el que gane las elecciones en EE.UU.: decidir el futuro de la Corte Suprema.
    La próxima elección presidencial en EE.UU. elige al titular del Ejecutivo que gobernará ese país, y puede tomar ciertas decisiones de política exterior de relevancia obvia para todo el mundo,…
  • Nov 3

    Googlear leyes no es saber derecho

    Googlear leyes no es saber derecho
    Esquirlas de una charla que dio en la UNLPam Martin Böhmer en la UNLPam hablando sobre enseñanza del derecho, hace un par de días, esto que no es sino una modesta curación de tuits, que refritamos acá, porque…
Rank this Week: 465

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic
    Many political scientists and other experts contend that reliable demographic information regarding the 2016 election does not yet exist. The scarcity of definitive data, however, has not deterred... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 21

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

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

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 185

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”
    I now have a publication date for my new book: January 17. The excessively long, but nicely descriptive, title is Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Sep 12

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam
    Somewhat lost in the run-up to Labor Day weekend and wall-to-wall media coverage of the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on August 30. This builds on what has quietly become…
  • Jul 16

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
Rank this Week: 3188

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
  • Oct 4

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective
    In this First Monday event, Law School faculty discuss their insight and opinions on upcoming United States Supreme Court cases and the issues currently facing the Court. Featuring: Anthony J. Casey, '02, Professor of Law and Mark Claster…
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
Rank this Week: 125

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: 1467

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Nov 10

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court
    Justice Scalia died nearly nine months ago.  His seat remains vacant.  Republicans have denied President Obama’s nominee a hearing, instead claiming that it was too late in his term to be able to make such a critical…
  • Oct 11

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century
    In 1894, the Supreme Court heard two parties argue over a patent for a new rug design.  In Dunlap v Schofield (1894), $250 was at stake.  The Court has not heard another design patent case until today.  In Samsung Electronics…
  • Jun 14

    Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall

    Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall
    It has been four months since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the Supreme Court still has only eight sitting justices. On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill Justice Scalia’s seat. In the…
Rank this Week: 3139

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Vox: Fast Gigabit Network

    Vox: Fast Gigabit Network
    October 17, 2016-Vox takes a look at cities that have spent millions on fast gigabit networks. Susan discusses her views on building a nationwide fiber network.
  • Oct 10

    Susan Crawford makes the case for the Responsive Communities Initiative

    Susan Crawford makes the case for the Responsive Communities Initiative
    As part of Boston’s HUBweek, Harvard Law School Clinical Professor Susan Crawford addressed a gathering of more than 100 people at Harvard Law School in September and made the case for her new Responsive Communities Initiative, a…
  • Oct 9

    Washington Post: Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Internet

    Washington Post: Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Internet
    October 6, 2016-“Zero-rating is pernicious, unfair and unnecessary,” said Susan Crawford, a law professor at Harvard who has advocated for strong regulation of the broadband industry. Permitting the practice would simply enable…
Rank this Week: 2715

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/
  • Oct 6

    Pneumonia, Senior Citizens and President Pence or President Kaine

    Pneumonia, Senior Citizens and President Pence or President Kaine
    At the time of his inauguration, the ninth US President, William Henry Harrison was 68 years, 23 days old.  He was the oldest person to assume the office.   On March 4. 1841 Harrison’s Inaugural Address, at 8,445 words,…
  • Sep 15

    Constitutional Sound Bites for the Ear and On the Air

    Constitutional Sound Bites for the Ear and On the Air
    Different people learn in different ways.  Many like to listen or watch video rather than simply read.  This page features constitutional concepts for the ear, and interviews with constitutional stories and the background of the…
  • Aug 24

    How A Bill Becomes a Law: Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution

    How A Bill Becomes a Law: Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution
    The Constitution’s Article I, Section 7 defines the process by which the federal government passes laws. Section 7 opens with the Origination Clause which requires “Bills for raising Revenue” to originate in the House…
Rank this Week: 2319

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?
    As I’ve written about before, there is a thin and often elusive line between what is actionable defamation and what is non-actionable opinion. An example of a type of statement that often confounds lawyers is one that appears to be a…
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
Rank this Week: 4307

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Aug 15

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update
    Privacy advocates won an important victory in July when a federal appeals court ruled to limit the access of the U.S. government to individuals’ e-mail accounts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the federal…
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech
    No administration in memory has more thoroughly undermined freedom of speech and of the press than that of President Obama.  From the White House itself, as well as the independent and executive branch agencies, have come a steady stream…
  • Jun 14

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
Rank this Week: 3676

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/
  • Aug 2

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled
    On August 1 the California Supreme Court finally resolved a split of authority among California’s appellate courts over operation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, in the mixed cause of action…
  • Mar 17

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
  • Feb 11

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute
    In yet another installment of the gravamen of the complaint conundrum, the California Supreme Court is currently reviewing Park v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1258. The issue is whether the…
Rank this Week: 511

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1132

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/
  • Jul 6

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?
    The short answer is: it depends. If the police have a warrant for your cell phone or an exception to a warrant, then yes. If the search has already occurred, you can challenge the legality of the search and the admissibility of evidence…
  • Jun 30

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?
    Offenders who are 18 years old or older are prosecuted in adult courts. However, there are specific rules for children who are not 18 years old at the time when they commit a crime who are tried in adult criminal courts and sometimes in…
  • Jun 28

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa
    The constant increase of minors with possession of fake IDs has become a large scale pandemic around America. An article published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental showed that in a study of approximately 1,000 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1483

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 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
  • Jun 2

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?
    An important case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that could cause significant harm to children across the nation who need special education services, or it could raise the bar for children with disabilities in areas that currently…
  • May 23

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying
    I’ve posted about such incidents before, but another one has hit the national news. The facts as alleged seem sadly typical:  A student is repeatedly bullied over a long period of time by a group of students; the bullying is…
Rank this Week: 432

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 1991

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: 1248

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 1044

The Legal Conservative

The Legal Conservative

Discusses law and cases from a conservative perspective. By the Woodring Law Firm.

http://www.woodringlawfirm.com/legal_conservative_blog
  • Feb 15

    Scalia’s greatest strength, his steadfastness, was also his greatest weakness – The Washington Post

    Scalia’s greatest strength, his steadfastness, was also his greatest weakness – The Washington Post
    I do not agree that his steadfastness as described in the article is weakness, but interesting that Turley frames this way. Scalia resisted the legal indeterminacy and intellectual dishonesty that he saw as a corruption of modern…
  • Feb 15

    Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review

    Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review
    He was a dedicated and eloquent foe of the notion of a ‘living Constitution.’ Source: Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review
  • Feb 15

    Justice Scalia’s Legacy

    Justice Scalia’s Legacy
    This weekend we lost an Honorable man, a great Jurist, and a true Champion of the Constitution, with the passing of  Justice Antonin Scalia. To a large extent, Scalia’s insistence that the Constitution must be understood as it was…
Rank this Week: 4817