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ACSBlog

ACSBlog

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

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS Abortion Case Decision A Huge Win, But Battle For Access Continue

    SCOTUS Abortion Case Decision A Huge Win, But Battle For Access Continue
    by Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative Women, the highest court in the land has reaffirmed your constitutional right to the abortion access! This week, the Supreme Court ruled a Texas law,…
  • Jun 28

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

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

    LegalEyes for June 28, 2016

    LegalEyes for June 28, 2016
    by Jim ThompsonRichard Wolf at USA Today reflects on the recently-completed Supreme Court term, quoting ACS President Caroline Fredrickson, who concludes, “the court has left uncertainty, [as well as] differing interpretations of the…
Rank this Week: 636

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Jun 29

    A Less-Secret Drone Campaign

    A Less-Secret Drone Campaign
    What the government is likely to release, what we may learn from it, and how reassured we should be by Obama’s efforts. Three years ago, in a major address at the National Defense University, President Obama announced that he…
  • Jun 29

    Your Favorite Website Might Be Discriminating Against You

    Your Favorite Website Might Be Discriminating Against You
    And because of a little-known law, it can be illegal to test for discrimination online. It can be pretty convenient when Facebook processes the gargantuan amount of personal data it has on you to show you ads for the precise lemon curd recipe…
  • Jun 28

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

    Yesterday’s Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Was a Great Victory for Women, but It Should Have Been a No Brainer
    How could a law that decimated a woman's access to abortion for no medical reason have gotten this far? Without a doubt, yesterday’s Supreme Court decision dealt a major blow to those who want to prevent a woman from having an…
Rank this Week: 109

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 18

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Sep 8

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard
    It is the dog days of summer here in Phoenix, Arizona where the weather seems endlessly hot.  There are a variety of ways that people try to beat the “dry heat” where temperatures commonly near 120 degrees.  Sometimes…
  • Aug 24

    Unilateral Contract Case Study

    Unilateral Contract Case Study
    A local news program reported recently a woman in the Phoenix metro area is offering $1,000 to anyone who can prove the claims in Proposition 104. Sounds like a fun way to possibly make a grand.  But is this a legally enforceable…
Rank this Week: 1833

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Barnett and Koppelman on the Commerce Clause

    Barnett and Koppelman on the Commerce Clause
    Randy Barnett is a constitutional scholar of the first rank.   He and I have had some argumentsabout the scopeof the Commerce power, so I’m very happy to have had the chance to collaborate with him on a statement, for the…
  • Jun 29

    Alito (Religion) v. Alito (Abortion)

    Alito (Religion) v. Alito (Abortion)
    Justice Samuel Alito’s dissent from a denial of certiorari in Storman’s Inc. v. Wiesman (2016) undermines his opposition to abortion and is a devastating rebuttal to the conservative dissents in Whole Woman’s Health v.…
  • Jun 28

    How War Lost Its Politic

    How War Lost Its Politic
    When it comes to the war powers, there is an underlying question of the structure of politics that has produced our profound contemporary apathy on issues of war and peace -- so that members of Congress avoid having to vote on authorizing the…
Rank this Week: 126

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jun 28

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

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa
    The constant increase of minors with possession of fake IDs has become a large scale pandemic around America. An article published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental showed that in a study of approximately 1,000 U.S.…
  • Jun 27

    Penalties for Making, Delivering, or Possessing Methamphetamine in Iowa

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

    FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING IN IOWA

    FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING IN IOWA
    In my blog posts, when I write about a specific crime, I usually inform my readers about a class of that crime.  For example, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, whether it is a Class A felony or a Class D felony.  Today, I…
Rank this Week: 2256

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

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

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 3196

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 1292

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Mar 17

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

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

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute
    In yet another installment of the gravamen of the complaint conundrum, the California Supreme Court is currently reviewing Park v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1258. The issue is whether the…
  • Feb 3

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action
    The California Supreme Court is reviewing the mixed cause of action conundrum in Baral v. Schnitt (2015) 233 Cal.App.4th 1423. According to the Court’s docket, the issue is whether the SLAPP statute, Code of Civil…
Rank this Week: 1495

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 5

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 4248

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jun 22

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

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

    Realities of Fan Fiction: Paramout To Boldly Drop Lawsuit

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

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

    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Covenants Not to Compete Between Auction House
    *By Elizabeth Weber, Esq. Covenants not to compete (CNCs), also called non-compete clauses or simply non-competes, are commonplace in employment contracts. Generally, CNCs seek to prevent an employee from leaving his or her current employer…
Rank this Week: 3169

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Nov 27

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59
    The accused were a group of Sri Lankan migrants apprehended from a ship off the west coast of British Columbia. They stood charged under s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which made it an offence to “organize,…
  • Apr 13

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Nur considers the constitutionality of a three-year mandatory minimum sentence for unlicensed possession of a loaded firearm. Continue reading →
  • Feb 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5
    In Carter, the Supreme Court reconsidered the constitutionality of the prohibition on assisted suicide, which had previously been upheld in Rodriguez. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 886

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

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

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

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

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 957

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Revised FCC Procedures for Accrediting Overseas Test Labs Take Effect July 29

    Revised FCC Procedures for Accrediting Overseas Test Labs Take Effect July 29
    Same action grants extra time for recognizing non-accredited labs. Of course you remember our recent post about the FCC’s change to its procedures for accrediting overseas test labs, and its grant of extra time for recognizing…
  • Jun 28

    EAS Test Reporting System Now Open for Busine

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

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

    Alien Ownership: FCC Seeks Comment on “Streamlined” Review Proce
    Proposal would put other agencies on 90-day clock to complete review of possible national security issues. In an effort to facilitate foreign investment in U.S. common carrier and broadcast licensees, the FCC has proposed changes in the way…
Rank this Week: 3387

Constitution

Constitution

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

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

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  • May 21

    Libertarian judge candidate

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

    Trump candidates for Supreme Court

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

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Jun 29

    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Applying the Constitution to Guantánamo prisoner

    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Applying the Constitution to Guantánamo prisoner
    On June 29, 2006, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bush administration's use of military commissions to try suspected terrorists was illegal.
  • Jun 29

    Three ways the 2016 election could wind up in an Electoral College tie

    Three ways the 2016 election could wind up in an Electoral College tie
    Thanks to an unintended outcome from a 1961 constitutional change, it is possible for the 2016 presidential election to end in a tie vote, and there are at least three scenarios where that is a possibility.
  • Jun 29

    Vice President Profile: John C. Calhoun

    Vice President Profile: John C. Calhoun
    As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who famously argued for state nullification of federal laws: John C.…
Rank this Week: 1251

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

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

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • May 13

    Tenth Amendment and Nursing Equals The Most Respected Profession

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

    ADDA ELDRIDGE: FOUNDING MOTHER OF ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL NURSING

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

    Mother Bickerdyke: A Nurse Among General

    Mother Bickerdyke: A Nurse Among General
    During the early 1860’s Florence Nightingale was getting the world’s first professional nursing school started in London. In the United States, in 1861, Dorothea Dix was appointed Superintendent of the Union Nurses serving in the…
Rank this Week: 803

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

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

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

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

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

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today deadlocked 4-4 in the case challenging President Obama's deferred action plan for certain unauthorized immigrants, or DAPA. The Court's ruling in United States v. Texas…
Rank this Week: 870

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 28

    Iftar

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

    Convicting the Innocent

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

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida
    The tragedy in Florida is linked to issues abroad. One candidate sometimes suggests we could solve our problems by isolationism, keeping our troops home, and sometimes by wiping out our adversaries with overwhelming force. His adversary has…
Rank this Week: 4690

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: 476

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 1582

DeMatteo Legal Solutions Blog

DeMatteo Legal Solutions Blog

Chronicles and commentary on national and Connecticut legal issues, including criminal defense, juvenile law and Constitutional rights. By Christopher DeMatteo.

http://conncriminaldefense.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2234

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

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

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

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

    #Brexit

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

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

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

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 215

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 29

    The Wages of Guerrilla Warfare Against Abortion

    The Wages of Guerrilla Warfare Against Abortion
     by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column tackles the procedural issues in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. The dissenters say that the procedural obstacles to the plaintiffs' case are so great that the majority's decision to reach…
  • Jun 28

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

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

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

    Supreme Ghosts, Snake Oil Originalism, and the 2015-2016 Term
    By Eric SegallThe Supreme Court of the United States wrestled with fascinating and at times even bizarre questions this term: Could Texas pass non-medically necessary laws regulating many of its abortion clinics out of existence (short and…
Rank this Week: 383

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    NC Senate Seeks To Place Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment On Ballot

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

    NC Court Finds NCDOT Statute Constitutes Taking

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

    PA Court Precludes Appraisal By Non-Testifying Expert

    PA Court Precludes Appraisal By Non-Testifying Expert
    A Pennsylvania state appellate court recently held that a taxing authority could not present an appraisal prepared by a non-testifying expert for the taxpayer. In Millcreek County School District v. Erie County Board of Assessment Appeals v.…
Rank this Week: 352

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 1492

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

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

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

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

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

    Passion For Justice

    Passion For Justice
    Quin Denvir, a long-time criminal defense attorney -- with significant stints as the State Public Defender and the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California -- embodied the zealous advocate, representing countless…
Rank this Week: 74

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

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

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Jun 14

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

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

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016

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

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

    Disparate Impact: Reducing Innovation in the Workplace? 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceThe slogan "Personnel is policy" reflects the principle that hiring the right people is one of the most important things that employers do. An employer with an innovative approach to bringing on…
Rank this Week: 2463

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.firstamendmentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Judges Aren't Politicians, High Court Say

    Judges Aren't Politicians, High Court Say
    Does someone who wants to be a judge have a First Amendment right to hit people up for campaign money? Thankfully, the U. S. Supreme Court says "no," in a 5-4 decision filed April 29. The Court's split decision will hopefully keep the…
  • May 4

    Judges Aren’t Politicians, High Court Say

    Judges Aren’t Politicians, High Court Say
    Does someone who wants to be a judge have a First Amendment right to hit people up for campaign money? Thankfully, the U. S. Supreme Court says “no,” in a 5-4 decision filed April 29. The Court’s split decision will…
  • Feb 27

    Swastika Display Triggers Hate Speech Debate

    Swastika Display Triggers Hate Speech Debate
    A Sacramento man's display of a swastika on his front lawn has triggered a hate speech debate in California. State Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) was joined by a group of veterans, community leaders and fellow legislators February 26…
Rank this Week: 1484

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    A Helluva Town

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

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window

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

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut
    This week the Attorney General finally made up her mind.Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death…
Rank this Week: 1240

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: 1517

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

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

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jun 2

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

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

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying
    I’ve posted about such incidents before, but another one has hit the national news. The facts as alleged seem sadly typical:  A student is repeatedly bullied over a long period of time by a group of students; the bullying is…
  • Dec 16

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

    Schools Often Paint Special Needs Parents as “Crazy” or “Unreasonable”
    The link below was on Huffington Post, and shows how parents who fight and advocate for their children with special needs are often characterized by the school as overbearing, unreasonable, or even “crazy.” It’s a good…
Rank this Week: 1783

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jun 29

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality
    David Marcus, The Public Interest Class Action, 104 Geo. L.J. 777 (2016).Suzette M. MalveauxScholars, lawyers, and litigants struggle to understand the class action landscape that has evolved over the past five decades and has sharply…
  • Jun 28

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice

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

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution
    Cass R. Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars (2016).Ilya SominCass Sunstein is one of America’s leading legal scholars. Both his work generally and his book about Star Wars specifically have attracted enormous attention from both…
Rank this Week: 681

Legal Dispatches

Legal Dispatches

By Emiily Maruja Bass.

http://basslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • May 30

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?
    Is President Obama’s health-care law dead? Ever since the United States Supreme Court heard arguments about its constitutionality in late March, speculation has been rife that, at a minimum, the Justices will strike down the individual…
Rank this Week: 3467

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Sep 21

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)
    Elise Helgesen AguilarLegislativeWe have lately become all too familiar with demands for religious exemptions from the contraception coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH)…
  • May 29

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe public (63%) does not support private school vouchers: every time a voucher program has been put to a vote in the past 45 years, the voters have rejected it. Despite this disapproval, Governors around the…
  • Apr 23

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition
    LegislativeAdoption agencies could refuse to place children in otherwise stable homes because the parents seeking to adopt are unmarried, previously divorced, a same sex couple, or adherents to a religion not practiced by the child-placing…
Rank this Week: 2007

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing

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

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

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

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
Rank this Week: 3160

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

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

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
  • May 23

    The Civil War Within Conservative Media

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

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality
    The recent announcement by Netflix that it has been reducing the video quality of its programs on mobile networks for years – something the new net neutrality rules prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from doing – has…
Rank this Week: 3689

Media Law

Media Law

Covers freedom of the press. By Robert J. Ambrogi.

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
  • Dec 16

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector
    I have been playing around with a handy little device called the HoverCam Mini 5.  Billed as a pocket-sized scanner, it is actually a 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera that functions as both an overhead scanner and a video projector. You…
  • Dec 13

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor
    In January, I am slated to become president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the premier legal charity supporting access to justice and civil legal services in Massachusetts. I am particularly honored because 2014 is a momentous year for…
  • Dec 13

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product
    Transporter, a device that lets lawyers set up their own private cloud for secure file storage, has been named as the year’s top new product for lawyers in TechnoLawyer’s listing of the top 25 new products and services. The top 25…
Rank this Week: 2283

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

Covers laws affecting adult entertainment, alcoholic beverages and other vice industries. By Cary Wiggins.

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
    That’s the title of this article, which appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times (online). Potential Client: So anyway, after adding the hot butter (and up-sizing to an extra-large fountain soda), the bill was, like, huge!  Lawyer:…
  • Feb 22

    Davenport strip club to remain open

    Davenport strip club to remain open
    The Iowa appellate courts continue to impress me (for one). Radio Iowa reports here that the Iowa Court of Appeals‘ decision will stand:
  • Oct 26

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 794

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

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

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Jun 28

    "Robot Lawyer" Takes On Parking Ticket

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

    Airbnb Sues San Francisco, Alleges Violation of CDA Section 230

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

    Voisine and the Significance of Second Amendment Silence

    Voisine and the Significance of Second Amendment Silence
    The Supreme Court released an opinion today in Voisine v. United States (full opinion here), a case described by Rory Little of SCOTUSblog as both "arcane" and "unremarkable." But the case involves guns and statutory interpretation, so here I…
Rank this Week: 1836

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 24

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act
    Narrowly construing Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Court of Appeals just ruled that patient-to-patient transfers are not permitted.
  • Aug 23

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'
    The blog Congress, Courts, and Sex Offenders has an interesting editorial making the case that society’s current obsession with sex offenders is misplaced and that they have become the last pariahs.
  • Aug 23

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche
    Overturning a California Supreme Court decision to the contrary, the California Legislature has required police to get warrants supported by probable cause to search people’s cell phones. During an automobile stop, police can easily search…
Rank this Week: 4831

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4823

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

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

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

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

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

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

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 1489

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 4912

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: 614