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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/
  • Apr 20

    [Ilya Somin] More on speed limits and duties to obey the law

    [Ilya Somin] More on speed limits and duties to obey the law
    Law professor Michael Rappaport has written a rejoinder to my post responding to his critique of my claim that the widespread belief that there is nothing morally wrong with moderate violations of speeding laws is an indication that most…
  • Apr 20

    [Ilya Somin] Should libertarians try to reclaim the word “liberal”?

    [Ilya Somin] Should libertarians try to reclaim the word “liberal”?
    In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the word “liberal” was commonly used to describe the political views that we today call “libertarian.” But usage shifted, and “liberal” came to stand for a…
  • Apr 18

    [Paul Cassell] Federalist Society podcast on using acquitted conduct at sentencing

    [Paul Cassell] Federalist Society podcast on using acquitted conduct at sentencing
    A couple of weeks ago, Professor Doug Berman posted over at his Sentencing Law and Policy Blog about the sentencing of Antwuan Ball.  The D.C. Circuit concluded that the district court could properly consider evidence that Ball had run a…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
Rank this Week: 16

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 18 Conference. On both Tuesday and Wednesday we expect one or more decisions in argued cases; we will be live blogging both days beginning at 9:45 a.m. This is the first week of the April…
  • Apr 18

    Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?

    Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?
    At 11 a.m. next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on copyright issues surrounding a new technology for Internet streaming of free TV programs to customers for a monthly fee.  Arguing for the…
  • Apr 18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Natale v. United States 13-744 Issue: Whether a medical professional can be convicted of “knowingly and willfully” making a false statement in medical records or reports under 18 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 18

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

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

    New format opened April 14th

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

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

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

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

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 21

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Forfeited Iranian Charity's Building Will Be Sold; Iran Claims Religious Freedom Violation

    Forfeited Iranian Charity's Building Will Be Sold; Iran Claims Religious Freedom Violation
    On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York announced that the federal district court has approved a U.S. government settlement agreement (full text of stipulation) with holders of terrorism-related judgments…
  • Apr 20

    Christian School's RLUIPA, Constitutional Challenges To Zoning Denials Are Rejected

    Christian School's RLUIPA, Constitutional Challenges To Zoning Denials Are Rejected
    In Tree of Life Christian Schools v. City of Upper Arlington, (SD OH, April 18, 2014), an Ohio federal district court dismissed a Christian school's challenge to an Ohio city's refusal to issue a conditional use permit or to rezone for…
  • Apr 20

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Robledo v. Livingston, (5th Cir., April 14, 2014), the 5th Circuit allowed an inmate to proceed in forma pauperis and vacated the district court’s conclusion that his claims under RLUIPA and the Texas RFRA statute were…
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • Apr 18

    Immigration Enforcement Doesn't Belong in the Courthouse

    Immigration Enforcement Doesn't Belong in the Courthouse
    In a matter of minutes, I went from seeking justice, to bearing witness, to being racially profiled. My youngest son who is 3 years old often accompanies me as I do my duties as a minister member of our Mid-Kentucky Presbytery in Louisville.…
  • Apr 18

    What Captain America Has to Say About the NSA

    What Captain America Has to Say About the NSA
    SPOILER WARNING: This post discusses major plot points of the new Captain America movie. What is patriotism? Is it doing what the government says, or is it doing what you believe is true to the Constitution and American values? "Captain…
  • Apr 18

    The Government is Silencing Twitter and Yahoo, and It Won't Tell Us Why

    The Government is Silencing Twitter and Yahoo, and It Won't Tell Us Why
    The government is using shaky legal arguments to silence major Internet companies without giving them – or the public – the opportunity to respond. In three separate recent cases, the government has sent a grand jury subpoena to…
Rank this Week: 70

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
  • Apr 10

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"
    Legal discussions of negligence focus on issues of harm, fault, and remedy in the context of failure to exercise reasonable care. The point of orientation is the negligent event. In this talk I want to investigate a related moral duty, the…
  • Mar 27

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"
    Libertarians often assert that regulation is unnecessary because the market will meet any existing consumer demand. The issue of smoking in bars is a paradigmatic context in which this argument arises. Libertarians argue that bar patrons…
  • Mar 13

    Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"

    Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"
    Over 100 years ago, Chicago led the way in establishing separate courts for young people who committed crimes. These Juvenile Courts, soon in operation in every state, had two interrelated aims: The first was to separate adolescent…
Rank this Week: 157

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Shelby County and Hobby Lobby

    Shelby County and Hobby Lobby
    In the oral argument in Shelby County, Justice Scalia observed that the Voting Rights Act had been regularly re-enacted with a handful of negative votes -- "And this last enactment, not a single vote against it." A few moments later, he…
  • Apr 18

    George Will's Partial Constitution

    George Will's Partial Constitution
    Efforts to reduce the Constitution to one principle usually end up oversimplifying our nation’s fundamental charter, mangling it in the process.  So is the case with George Will’s recent column for the Washington Post, which…
  • Apr 18

    Negotiating Conflict through Federalism

    Negotiating Conflict through Federalism
    Cristina RodríguezFor the symposium on Federalism as the New Nationalism In my contribution to this symposium, Negotiating Conflict through Federalism, I begin with the question of what federalism might be good. I emphasize, however,…
Rank this Week: 183

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/
  • Apr 16

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time
    There was a time when I blogged almost every day.  Then, with a new job in an unfamiliar field requiring more of my energy and focus, I took a break.  Over the last year, I've slowly waded back in, and sporadically…
  • Mar 11

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?
    President Obama's dog has a twitter account.  It has over 15,000 followers.  How many actually believe that Bo is tweeting is unclear.  Twitter and other social media have become critical promotional tools for…
  • Mar 6

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
Rank this Week: 222

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: 227

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: 275

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 347

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
  • Apr 18

    LegalEyes for April 18, 2014

    LegalEyes for April 18, 2014
    TPM’s Brendan James notes a recent study from Princeton on the state of American democracy. “The central point that emerges from our research,” the study’s authors Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page write, “is…
  • Apr 17

    LegalEyes for April 17, 2014

    LegalEyes for April 17, 2014
    by ACS Staff New laws throughout the country are restricting access to abortion clinics. In 2013, “22 US states adopted 70 different restrictions on abortion, including late-abortion bans, doctor and clinic regulations, limits on…
  • Apr 16

    LegalEyes for April 16, 2014

    LegalEyes for April 16, 2014
    by ACS Staff   On Tuesday, the New York Police Department  announced that it would shut down a special unit that spied on Muslim groups. Known as the “Demographics Unit,” the squad allegedly “mapped communities…
Rank this Week: 376

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/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

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

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
  • Dec 31

    Blighted and Slighted: Landlords Sue Slumlord Watch Blogger

    Blighted and Slighted: Landlords Sue Slumlord Watch Blogger
    TweetBlogger Carol Ott of Baltimore Slumlord Watch is being sued by two landlords on allegations that she hired graffiti artists to paint murals on abandoned properties. Ott’s website – tagline: “If you own vacant property…
Rank this Week: 409

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Apr 19

    Underdog is eight years old. Happy 420.

    Underdog is eight years old. Happy 420.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com  Today, April 20,…
  • Apr 17

    Engaging with clients in the place where they are, even if on a roller coaster.

    Engaging with clients in the place where they are, even if on a roller coaster.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com  One of my favorite…
  • Apr 15

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor…
Rank this Week: 494

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: 539

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/
  • Apr 18

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then
    I need to tell you a story today, illustrated with real photographs.It’s about this woman.  Her name is Maryam Hosseinzadeh.  But no.  I cannot tell you about her yet. You must first meet Koukab.  Here she is.She is…
  • Apr 16

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King
    Shakespeare's Richard II, feeling sorry for himself, recognizing that his situation is hopeless and he will shortly be deposed:For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed;…
  • Apr 11

    What We Do Is Who We Are

    What We Do Is Who We Are
    If you read this blog with anything even close to regularity, you know that I'm an atheist and also that I'm a serious believer in mercy and grace.  And you also know that I marvel at forgiveness.  Perhaps it's that combination of…
Rank this Week: 558

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 18

    What's a Little Red-Baiting Among Friends?

    What's a Little Red-Baiting Among Friends?
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananThere was an event earlier this week, held at the Urban Institute here in Washington, that captured perfectly what is wrong with "This Town."  The Tax Policy Center (TPC), a policy group jointly supported by…
  • Apr 17

    Political Corruption, Skin In the Game, and Contestability

    Political Corruption, Skin In the Game, and Contestability
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananEarlier this week, in a post titled "Government Size and (Non)Corruption," Professor Dorf discussed recent reports that two doctors in Florida: (1) receive the highest Medicare reimbursements in the country, (2)…
  • Apr 16

    Suicide, Speech, and the Constitution

    Suicide, Speech, and the Constitution
    by Sherry F. ColbMy column on Justia's Verdict this week analyzes a Minnesota Supreme Court decision, State v. Melchert-Dinkel, holding that the First Amendment precludes the criminal prosecution of someone for advising or…
Rank this Week: 590

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: 608

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

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

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 702

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
  • Mar 25

    2014 Student Symposium Keynote Address with Michael Mukasey 3-8-2014

    2014 Student Symposium Keynote Address with Michael Mukasey 3-8-2014
    2014 Annual Student SymposiumFormer United States Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey delivered the Keynote Address at the Federalist Society's 2014 Annual Student Symposium at the University of Florida Levin College of…
  • Mar 25

    2014 Paul M. Bator Award Presentation 3-8-2014

    2014 Paul M. Bator Award Presentation 3-8-2014
    2014 Annual Student SymposiumThe Paul M. Bator Award was established in 1989 in memory of Professor Paul M. Bator, a renowned scholar and teacher of federal courts and constitutional law. Professor Bator taught at Harvard Law School from 1959…
  • Mar 25

    Drones and Presidential Authority 3-8-2014

    Drones and Presidential Authority 3-8-2014
    2014 Annual Student SymposiumA key element of America’s national security strategy has been the use of drones to carry out targeted killings against suspected terrorists. Targeted killings have become increasingly controversial, critics…
Rank this Week: 726

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Feb 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
  • Nov 5

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 809

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: 679

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 17

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance
    With the announcement of the disbanding of the "Demographics Unit" in the NYC Police Department, some might think that litigation we've previously discussed about Muslim surveillance after 9/11, such the dismissal of a complaint…
  • Apr 15

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a very brief order in Zogenix v. Patrick, federal district judge Rya Zobel enjoined the Massachusetts Emergency Order prohibiting prescriptions of "hydrocodone…
  • Apr 15

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Matt Ford writes over at The Atlantic that there's an irony in rancher Cliven Bundy's land claim against the federal Bureau of Land Management, now brewing in Nevada. That's because the very…
Rank this Week: 1068

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 831

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 22

    Probability of zone change in NJ eminent domain case

    Probability of zone change in NJ eminent domain case
    The Supreme Court of New Jersey, in a 3-2 opinion written by Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, reversed and remanded Borough of Saddle River v. 66 East Allendale, LLC, overturning a jury verdict for just compensation in the amount of $5,250,000.…
Rank this Week: 872

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 20

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power
    One of the hot issues in the PA Governor’s race is natural gas drilling.  One small component of that is a utility’s power of eminent domain.  State Treasurer Rob McCord (Dem.) has stated that he would seek to rescind…
  • Apr 19

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board
    The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would abolish NJ’s Real Estate Appraisers Board and transfer regulation of appraisers to the state’s Real Estate Commission. Bill A2387 was unanimously passed by the Regulated…
  • Mar 31

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions. In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court held that it was not unconstitutional to use the power of eminent domain to take homes and other private property and…
Rank this Week: 1206

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/
  • Apr 19

    Provincias de Buenos Aires: las 18 tasas de homicidio

    Provincias de Buenos Aires: las 18 tasas de homicidio
    Hace poco hablábamos en este post que "la" Provincia tiene una tasa de homicidios que estaría entre 9 y 10 c/ 100.000 habitantes (si anualizamos los últimos datos disponibles, los del Ier. semestre 2013).Pero lo cierto es…
  • Apr 17

    Adivinanza: ítems claves para analizar un fallo.

    Adivinanza: ítems claves para analizar un fallo.
    Pizarrón de nuestra clase de ayer. Punteamos 7 items claves para analizar fallos. Anotamos 6.Pregunta: ¿Qué falta en la lista? (Hay una respuesta "oficial", y otras "alternativas")
  • Apr 15

    Retenciones y "Camaronera": límites a la delegación legislativa en materia tributaria

    Retenciones y "Camaronera": límites a la delegación legislativa en materia tributaria
    Se impone una minuta breve, por su ipmortancia, de dos fallos de hoy de la Corte Suprema. Empezamos por el más importante, que es "Camaronera Patagónica SA c. Ministerio de Economía y otros s/amparo” (link CIJ…
Rank this Week: 1253

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
Rank this Week: 1414

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Oakland County Sheriff's Hailstorm Surveillance Device Raising Concern

    Oakland County Sheriff's Hailstorm Surveillance Device Raising Concern
    By: Timothy P. FlynnOakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told the Oakland Press this week that the surveillance device known as Hailstorm, recently acquired by the Sheriff Department for over $350,000, is a legal,…
  • Apr 4

    Michigan Attorney General Seeks En Banc Appeal in DeBoer Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Michigan Attorney General Seeks En Banc Appeal in DeBoer Same-Sex Marriage Case
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnYou need to be an appellate lawyer to follow the recent high-speed developments in the same-sex marriage jurisprudence coming to a rapid boil across the country.  The principal case here in Michigan has had some…
  • Mar 28

    International Street Artist Murdered in Detroit

    International Street Artist Murdered in Detroit
    Detroit Police are seeking anyone that knew the 23-year old international graffiti artist, Bilal Berreni, during his brief and fatal stay here in the 313.  The young VIP International was shot in the face at the long-abandoned…
Rank this Week: 1309

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 1437

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/
  • Apr 16

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City
    My most recent posts in this series have compared violent crime data from different cities.  However, focusing on a single crime-rate number from a city may mask wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variations within the…
  • Apr 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
Rank this Week: 1100

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1393

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: 1342

NPR: Justice Talking PodCast

NPR: Justice Talking PodCast

News, commentary and debates on the current legal battles that capture our nation's attention. From National Public Radio.

http://www.justicetalking.org
  • Apr 14

    The Law and Infectious Disease

    The Law and Infectious Disease
    State laws permit the involuntary commitment of people suffering from mental illness if they are a danger to themselves or others. But how do these commitment laws work in practice? Do laws aimed at protecting patients' rights prevent people…
  • Apr 8

    Regulation of the Entertainment Industry

    Regulation of the Entertainment Industry
    The movie rating industry has initiated some reforms following charges by filmmakers that the system is arbitrary and unfair. But skeptics on both sides of the issue say troubling content in movies, television and music is not being handled…
  • Mar 31

    College Admission

    College Admission
    The college admissions process has changed significantly in recent years, particularly for students seeking to get into the nation's most elite universities. Should these schools' admissions policies favor athletes and children of alumni?…
Rank this Week: 1291

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/
  • Apr 20

    Another Big Audio Manufacturer Makes Another Big Settlement

    Another Big Audio Manufacturer Makes Another Big Settlement
    Peavey Electronics ponies up $225,000 for digital device violations. Are there no music lovers at the FCC? Perhaps not in the Enforcement Bureau, which over the last few years has singled out audio and music companies for large fines…
  • Apr 18

    Travelers' Information Stations: To Filter (above 5 kHz) or Not to Filter, THAT is the Question

    Travelers' Information Stations: To Filter (above 5 kHz) or Not to Filter, THAT is the Question
    Comments have been invited on an NAB/SBE proposal aimed at (slightly) improving the audio quality on the TIS without interfering with AM stations. Last July we blogged about changes the Commission had adopted to improve Travelers' Information…
  • Apr 17

    Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!

    Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!
    A chance for you to hear directly from CommLawBlog contributors and friends. CommLawBlog is pleased to announce the debut of a new feature: CommLawBlog Live! From time to time, we will present our bloggers, and maybe even some outside guests,…
Rank this Week: 1730

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 18

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner discusses dignity as a value in cost-benefit analysis and recent Russian stock prices; Brian Leiter discusses a dispute over faculty pay at Oregon; and Will Baude has two posts on the credibility of law enforcement officials and…
  • Apr 15

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner posts on Russia's invocation of 'civil war' in Ukraine and shares a response to his post on social security overpayments; Will Baude looks at a recent case in which police were caught lying; and Richard Epstein discusses…
  • Apr 14

    Weekend Blog Roundup

    Weekend Blog Roundup
    At The Volokh Conspiracy, Will Baude looks at a neglected cert petition in Williams v. Johnson and "a brief verbal skirmish at the U.S. Sentencing Commission;" meanwhile, Eric Posner examines the government's claim to be able to…
Rank this Week: 2097

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Apr 18

    Students will want to read up on Constitution for 2016 SAT test

    Students will want to read up on Constitution for 2016 SAT test
    Important changes are on the way for students taking a new form of the SAT test, including sections that will require them to interpret the meaning of passages from the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers and…
  • Apr 18

    Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War

    Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at the towns of Lexington and Concord. But how accurate are some of the key facts that have been handed down to us through the generations?
  • Apr 17

    Podcast: Lessig, Levinson on changing the Constitution

    Podcast: Lessig, Levinson on changing the Constitution
    Lawrence Lessig from Harvard and Sanford Levinson from the University of Texas join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if America needs a second Constitutional convention and what challenges such a meeting would…
Rank this Week: 1879

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Apr 13

    Retired Justice Stevens suggests six Constitutional amendment

    Retired Justice Stevens suggests six Constitutional amendment
    Justice John Paul Stevens served on the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. His recently published booked, entitled “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution,” addresses several controversial Supreme Court…
  • Mar 30

    College athletics under scrutiny

    College athletics under scrutiny
    Two majors stories surfaced this week that could potentially change the future of the NCAA and Division I athletics.  ESPN aired an interview with Mary Willingham, a former learning specialist at the University of North Carolina Academic…
  • Mar 22

    How long do Supreme Court justices typically serve?

    How long do Supreme Court justices typically serve?
    Last week, Erwin Chemerinsky stated in an Los Angeles Times op-ed that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire at the end of this term.  Many have responded publicly both in favor and against his analysis.  Mr. Chemerinsky’s…
Rank this Week: 2062

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

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

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
  • Mar 28

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label
    In American Meat Institute, Inc. v. United States Department of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 28, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected industry challenges to a U.S. Department of…
Rank this Week: 2219

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Mar 19

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

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

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

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72
    The Respondents, a group of prostitutes and former prostitutes, argued that a number of Criminal Code provisions prohibiting expression and commercial activities relating to prostitution were in breach of Sections 7 and 2(b) of the Charter of…
  • Nov 15

    Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62

    Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62
    The Respondent, a labour union representing employees at an Edmonton casino during the course of a lawful strike, had run afoul of Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act by videotaping individuals crossing the picket line during…
Rank this Week: 2309

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Jan 8

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter
    This blog entry provides an analytical metric for double-checking assumptions about application of Civil Code section 1717 and contractual attorney fee awards.  As the case law demonstrates, it is easy to…
  • Dec 16

    ‘Tis the Season for Social Host Liability

    ‘Tis the Season for Social Host Liability
    With Christmas just around the corner, the holiday season is well underway.  For many, this means that the next few weeks will be filled with buying and wrapping gifts, baking and decorating cookies, listening to festive…
  • Oct 20

    Mandatory Relief from Summary Judgment? Courts Are Still Split.

    Mandatory Relief from Summary Judgment? Courts Are Still Split.
    Code of Civil Procedure section 473, subdivision (b) requires a court, under certain circumstances, to grant relief from default or dismissal that results from counsel’s mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or neglect.  In a…
Rank this Week: 2045

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: 1540

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/
  • Apr 16

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo
    The buyer in a real estate transaction certainly is advised to do their “due diligence” in making the decision to complete a purchase.  Due diligence is the process of systematically researching and verifying all information…
  • Apr 10

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election
    In 2012 I became involved in the Byron Donalds Campaign for United States Congress in Southwest Florida’s Congressional District 19.  It was a labor of love for our country and the principles of freedom and limited government that…
  • Apr 9

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation
    When April 15th rolls around as they labor toward the filing deadline for income taxes, Americans would be forgiven if they were to become nostalgic about Patrick Henry’s opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 and his call for the death of…
Rank this Week: 3130