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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/
  • Jul 30

    [Ilya Somin] How Trump strengthens the forces of political correctne

    [Ilya Somin] How Trump strengthens the forces of political correctne
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in San Diego, California, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Many of Donald Trump’s defenders love his attacks on “political…
  • Jul 29

    [Eugene Volokh] Is Tammy Wynette’s widower’s widow a public figure?

    [Eugene Volokh] Is Tammy Wynette’s widower’s widow a public figure?
    Tammy Wynette and her ex-husband George Jones at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville in 1995. (Jeff Mitchell/Files/REUTERS) Tammy Wynette’s widower’s widow is a limited purpose public figure when it comes to…
  • Jul 29

    [Ilya Somin] My article on the politics of five major science fiction and fantasy serie

    [Ilya Somin] My article on the politics of five major science fiction and fantasy serie
    After the GOP and Democratic conventions, even many of us who follow politics closely might need a break from this year’s awful presidential election. If you are one of them, you might be interested in my new article on the politics of…
Rank this Week: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Maryland 15-1537 Issue: (1) Whether, when the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs an arbitration, the FAA’s judicial review standards apply in state…
  • Jul 29

    School board again urges Court to step in now in transgender bathroom case

    School board again urges Court to step in now in transgender bathroom case
    Three days after attorneys for a seventeen-year-old transgender student urged the Supreme Court to stay out of the student’s dispute with a Virginia school board, the school board today filed its reply.  It once again urged the…
  • Jul 29

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Commentary relating to the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia comes from Matthew Yglesias at Vox, who suggests that the “most immediate question Democrats will face if they win the White…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Jul 25

    Pretty Close to Brilliant

    Pretty Close to Brilliant
    John Oliver on the RNC convetion.
  • Jul 18

    History Repeats Itself

    History Repeats Itself
    Confessions of a Republican (II) Alas, this is the tragedy version. (Version I of “Confessions of a Republican” (1964) by the same Bill Bogert & the back story.)
  • Jul 17

    Notre Temps, Autres More

    Notre Temps, Autres More
    Think of the children is a cliche, but it works. Meanwhile, I’m not sorry to be in France during the GOP convention. The other day the French had a big celebration about Brexit or something and I enjoyed the fireworks.
Rank this Week: 13

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    7th Circuit Reluctantly Holds Title VII Does Not Cover Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    7th Circuit Reluctantly Holds Title VII Does Not Cover Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    In Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, (7th Cir., July 28, 2016), the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals adhered to its past precedent and held that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not cover employment discrimination on the…
  • Jul 29

    Libertarian Candidate On Religious Liberty

    Libertarian Candidate On Religious Liberty
    The Washington Examiner yesterday posted an interview with Libertarian Party candidate for President (and former New Mexico governor), Gary Johnson, focusing largely on Johnson's views on religious liberty issues.  Here is an excerpt:Do…
  • Jul 29

    Parish Assets Not Includable In Archdiocese Bankruptcy

    Parish Assets Not Includable In Archdiocese Bankruptcy
    As reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a Minnesota federal bankruptcy court yesterday refused to include the assets of 200 parishes, schools and other entities as part of the assets of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in its…
Rank this Week: 63

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
Rank this Week: 120

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: 130

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Raising Kaine: Clinton Disappoints With VP Pick, But I'm Still With Her

    Raising Kaine: Clinton Disappoints With VP Pick, But I'm Still With Her
    Hillary Clinton could have chosen a chimpanzee to be her running mate and I would still support her.  The stakes in this election are too high.  If nothing else, the last few Days of Dystopia, aka the Republican National…
  • Jul 7

    Business As Usual While Police Kill Black Men

    Business As Usual While Police Kill Black Men
    #Shitdoesntjusthappen"I think he's just black in the wrong place."  -- Valerie CastileRepublicans on Capitol Hill, determined to validate their conspiracy theories, are grilling the FBI Director over his recommendation to not indict…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 149

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair
    The new issue of The Nation, a magazine to which I've subscribed for at least 35 years (and have published in over many of those years) has a "special convention issue" with the overall title, on the cover, "We Still Need a Future to Believe…
  • Jul 23

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform
    From the Republican Party Platform:We are the party of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Declaration sets forth the fundamental precepts of American government: That God bestows certain inalienable rights on every…
  • Jul 23

    Trump and American Moral Leadership

    Trump and American Moral Leadership
    It has been a staple of presidential rhetoric, on both sides of the aisle, to hold up the American example as a model for others (even though there is of course disagreement about the degree to which the United States lives up to its own…
Rank this Week: 227

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: 225

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

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Notorious RBG and an Independent Judiciary

    Notorious RBG and an Independent Judiciary
    United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sometimes known by her tag Notorious RBG, has been mixing it up of late, openly trashing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a series of interviews. She asserts Trump is…
  • Jul 25

    The Prosecutor's Blue Book

    The Prosecutor's Blue Book
    Full disclosure: as criminal defense lawyers, we would certainly appreciate getting our hands on the so-called "Blue Book"; a practice manual rumored to circulate among federal prosecutors. One of the primary topics allegedly covered in the…
  • Jul 20

    Supreme Court Holds Pandora Users Not Imbued With Privacy

    Supreme Court Holds Pandora Users Not Imbued With Privacy
    Readers of this Blawg are familiar with our view that persons who call things up on the Internet with keystrokes on their computer do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy as to their on-line activity. The Michigan Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 317

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
  • Jul 29

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

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
Rank this Week: 344

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

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

    Discussion: The Supreme Court and the Democratic convention

    Discussion: The Supreme Court and the Democratic convention
    This week, scholars Josh Blackman and Michael Gerhardt will discuss on Twitter the constitutional aspects of issues arising at the Democratic National Convention. Today, they wrap up their analysis with a look at how the Supreme Court was…
  • Jul 29

    Word cloud analysis of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech

    Word cloud analysis of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech
    On Thursday night, Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination. So what were the themes that Clinton frequently mentioned during her address?
  • Jul 29

    Happy 58th Birthday, NASA!

    Happy 58th Birthday, NASA!
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is such a part of our lives that it’s hard to image it not existing. But on July 29, 1958, Congress and the President moved to make NASA a reality.
Rank this Week: 303

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

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

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Jul 18

    Lo que dice el Comité DDHH de ONU sobre Argentina

    Lo que dice el Comité DDHH de ONU sobre Argentina
    La semana pasada aprecieron las conclusiones preliminares de la revisión períodica que le tocó a Argentina en el Comité de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. El informe puede descargarse en este enlace (.docx) y…
  • Jul 16

    Tres jueces debaten el caso de Chris Froome

    Tres jueces debaten el caso de Chris Froome
    Hechos del caso Junto con la versión audivisual de arriba, hacemos una rápida síntesis de lo que pasó.El Tour de France es una carrera de tres semanas que tiene sus etapas mas decisivas -de cara a la…
  • Jul 11

    Tarifas en la Corte (bonus track)

    Tarifas en la Corte (bonus track)
    Escribimos ahora una ampliación más pensando "a futuro" el tema del fallo platense que analizamos en el último post. Hacíamos allí algo de perspectiva, que a su turno también ensayaron notas del fin…
Rank this Week: 376

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 29

    Acting for the Wrong Reasons: Abortion Versus Other Choice

    Acting for the Wrong Reasons: Abortion Versus Other Choice
    by Sherry F. ColbFor my Verdict column this week, I discuss a disparity in abortion arguments.  The disparity is that the reasons that most people have for deciding to terminate a pregnancy (economic reasons, relationship reasons,…
  • Jul 28

    Trump and Bare-Knuckle Business Practice

    Trump and Bare-Knuckle Business Practice
    by Neil H. BuchananIt is by now old news that Donald Trump's business practices have, shall we say, raised a few eyebrows.  He not only has a history of suing and being sued beyond anything that has been seen before in U.S. politics, but…
  • Jul 27

    Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)

    Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)
    {Note from Michael Dorf: On Verdict, I have a new column analyzing the difference between "law and order" as used by the likes of Donald Trump and the "rule of law." This guest post by William Hausdorff seems an appropriate companion…
Rank this Week: 438

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 28

    Mike Pence’s Abortion Law

    Mike Pence’s Abortion Law
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb comments on the Indiana abortion law that Donald Trump’s chosen running mate, Mike Pence, signed into law as governor of that state. Colb explains the different reasons that women have for…
  • Jul 27

    An Open Letter to the Change-Maker Hillary Rodham Clinton on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victim in the United State

    An Open Letter to the Change-Maker Hillary Rodham Clinton on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victim in the United State
    A Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, Marci Hamilton writes an open letter to Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton on behalf of sexual abuse victims around the…
  • Jul 26

    Trump’s Law and Order Versus the Rule of Law

    Trump’s Law and Order Versus the Rule of Law
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains the difference between “law and order,” a term Donald Trump uses to describe his approach to governance, and “rule of law,” a principle that those in positions…
Rank this Week: 494

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Even one ounce of anger or tension can miss the winning opportunity

    Even one ounce of anger or tension can miss the winning opportunity
    Yes, the world is filled with too many people too often acting like heartlessly dangerous people. Part of my job is to defuse, shrink, disintegrate, disinfect, and deflect the unseemly and dangerous actions of others, and to extract the gold…
  • Jul 28

    Jack Davis draws his last comic – from EC to Mad and beyond

    Jack Davis draws his last comic – from EC to Mad and beyond
    On a mid-1971 day at the age of eight, I found a paperback book by Mad Magazine, got hooked on the magazine, and my life never was the same again.
  • Jul 27

    Hugo, Colorado police further underline the unreliability of superficial drug test

    Hugo, Colorado police further underline the unreliability of superficial drug test
    Drug detection is about chemistry, and even prosecutors' chemists -- with a never-ending stream and often backlog of alleged drugs to test while still testifying in court -- can get drug testing wrong, particularly with being challenged by…
Rank this Week: 544

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

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

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Jul 26

    2016 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-22-2016

    2016 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-22-2016
    Washington, DC Lawyers ChapterOn July 22, 2016, Miguel Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.Featuring:Mr. Miguel Estrada, Gibson Dunn…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 602

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jul 6

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?
    Substantive Due Process and the “Shocks the Conscience” Test Many of us know of the substantive due process test of “shocks the conscience” and the very high hurdle it presents for section 1983 plaintiffs in cases in…
  • Jun 7

    Shotgun Pleadings and Section 1983: The Eleventh Circuit Speaks Out

    Shotgun Pleadings and Section 1983: The Eleventh Circuit Speaks Out
    Background Many of us know that the Supreme Court’s decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 566 U.S.  662 (2009), was a game-changer in announcing a heightened pleading requirement of “plausibility” in federal courts. [It was…
  • May 2

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution (VII): Recent Decisions from the Sixth, Seventh and Tenth Circuit

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution (VII): Recent Decisions from the Sixth, Seventh and Tenth Circuit
    Background I blogged on March 24, 2016, about the Supreme Court’s recent grant of certiorari in Manuel v. City of Joliet, 136 S. Ct. 890 (2016), arising in the Seventh Circuit, to address whether and when the Fourth Amendment can serve…
Rank this Week: 640

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 29

    Fourth Circuit Enjoins North Carolina's Voting Amendments as Discriminatory

    Fourth Circuit Enjoins North Carolina's Voting Amendments as Discriminatory
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its extensive opinion in North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. McCrory, the Fourth Circuit has permanently enjoined the implementation of North Carolina…
  • Jul 22

    Alaska Supreme Court Holds Parental Notification Law Violates State Constitution's Equal Protection Clause

    Alaska Supreme Court Holds Parental Notification Law Violates State Constitution's Equal Protection Clause
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. State of Alaska, the Alaska Supreme Court held unconstitutional the 2010 voter-enacted Parental…
  • Jul 21

    Fifth Circuit Says Texas Voter ID Violates the Voting Rights Act

    Fifth Circuit Says Texas Voter ID Violates the Voting Rights Act
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The en banc Fifth Circuit yesterday ruled that Texas's voter-ID law, widely described as the most restrictive voter-ID law in the country, had a discriminatory effect in violation of Section 2 of…
Rank this Week: 1071

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/
  • Jul 29

    My Favourite Things: The Promise of Regulation by Design

    My Favourite Things: The Promise of Regulation by Design
    Lachlan Urquhart & Tom Rodden, A Legal Turn in Human Computer Interaction? Towards ‘Regulation by Design’ for the Internet of Things (2016), available at SSRN.Daithí Mac SíthighTen years have passed since…
  • Jul 28

    Constitutional Officers: A Very Close Reading

    Constitutional Officers: A Very Close Reading
    Seth Barrett Tillman, Who Can Be President of the United States?: Candidate Hillary Clinton and the Problem of Statutory Qualifications, 5 Brit. J. Am. Legal Studies 95 (2016), available at SSRN Seth Barrett Tillman, Originalism & the…
  • Jul 27

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi
    Margo Kaplan, Rape Beyond Crime, 66 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Angela HarrisNot long ago, I was indulging in one of my favorite lazy-day pastimes – standing in my local bookstore, reading. The book was Girls and…
Rank this Week: 1072

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
  • Jul 28

    Did Baltimore and Freddie Gray See Justice?

    Did Baltimore and Freddie Gray See Justice?
    by Tom Nolan, Associate Professor of Criminology, Merrimack College; 27-year veteran of the Boston Police Department Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby recently announced that her office would drop criminal charges…
  • Jul 28

    US Internet Companies Are Not Government’s Eyes and Ears Worldwide

    US Internet Companies Are Not Government’s Eyes and Ears Worldwide
    by Anupam Chander, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and Director of the California International Law Center at UC Davis. Recipient of a Google Research Award supporting related research           In 2013,…
  • Jul 27

    LegalEyes For July 27, 2016

    LegalEyes For July 27, 2016
    By Kevin Battersby WitenoffA Texas police officer on Tuesday alleged that Prairie View police officials redacted much of his testimony regarding the arrest of Sandra Bland, says Michael McLaughlin at Huffington Post.The Editorial Board at The…
Rank this Week: 1332

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Ill Court: Temporary Flooding Can Cause Taking

    Ill Court: Temporary Flooding Can Cause Taking
    A unanimous Illinois Supreme Court ruled that temporary flooding can cause a taking under the Illinois Constitution.  In Hampton et al. v. the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, homeowners alleged that…
  • Jul 26

    Cal. Court: Jury May Decide Damages Caused By Precondemnation Testing

    Cal. Court: Jury May Decide Damages Caused By Precondemnation Testing
    The California Supreme Court held that state agencies may enter private properties for environmental and geological testing activities in some cases and that a jury may award damages if property is damaged during that testing.  In…
  • Jul 25

    $1,250,000 Win

    $1,250,000 Win
    Last week I tried a case in York County, PA involving a condemnation of the former York County Prison.  My clients purchased the property in the ‘80s and were waiting for the right time to develop the property when it was taken by…
Rank this Week: 811

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

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

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

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
  • Jul 7

    Please Support Clemency Petition of Adam Clausen

    Please Support Clemency Petition of Adam Clausen
    With a wonderful group of Marquette law students, I have been working this year to help about a dozen federal prisoners apply for clemency (sentence reduction) from President Obama. All but one are applying through Clemency Project 2014 as…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1024

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Jun 14

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

    Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall
    It has been four months since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the Supreme Court still has only eight sitting justices. On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill Justice Scalia’s seat. In the…
  • Jun 12

    Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016

    Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016
    Judicial disqualification, or recusal, occurs when a judge abstains from participating in a legal proceeding due to a conflict of interest. By recusing themselves, judges improve the procedural fairness of the legal proceeding, producing…
  • Apr 19

    What is legal “standing”?

    What is legal “standing”?
    In order to bring a suit to court, a person, or plaintiff, must demonstrate that they have been harmed, or will be harmed, and therefore, the court must take corrective action.  Standing, or locus standi, limits lawsuits to…
Rank this Week: 890

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/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 899

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: 1026

U.S. Supreme Court Blog

U.S. Supreme Court Blog

Summaries and Commentary on Supreme Court Cases. From Tim Cone.

http://ussc.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    Boyle v. United States: Not much structure needed for RICO

    Boyle v. United States: Not much structure needed for RICO
    The Supreme Court held that an association-in-fact enterprise under RICO, 18 U.S.C. § 1962(c), must have a "structure," but it need not be, as Boyle sought the jury to be instructed in his bank robberies case, "an ascertainable structure…
  • Jun 1

    Bobby v. Bies: No Double Jeopardy bar on mental capacity in death case

    Bobby v. Bies: No Double Jeopardy bar on mental capacity in death case
    A State court’s determination that a defendant’s mental retardation was a mitigating factor in the penalty phase of a capital case does not trigger Double Jeopardy issue preclusion, and foreclose the question whether, in the wake of the…
  • May 26

    Montejo v. Lousiana: Michigan v. Jackson overruled leaving an interrogation free-for-all

    Montejo v. Lousiana: Michigan v. Jackson overruled leaving an interrogation free-for-all
    An inculpatory statement given by a defendant to police after the court ordered the appointment of counsel may be introduced at trial as evidence against him. In so holding, the Court overruled Michigan v. Jackson, which presumed that a…
Rank this Week: 1366

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: 1868

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
  • Jul 29

    Fred Flintstone, World Records, and Rules With Shifting Reference

    Fred Flintstone, World Records, and Rules With Shifting Reference
    While the rest of the country was watching the Democratic National Convention yesterday, my attention was drawn to a far more dramatic series of events: an ongoing set of videos in which contenders attempt to seize the world record for the…
  • Jul 29

    Sorry Iowa, Political Robocalls Are Protected by the First Amendment

    Sorry Iowa, Political Robocalls Are Protected by the First Amendment
    While I currently live in California, I spent most of my life in Iowa, and I regularly visit my family in Iowa around the holidays. It is nice to go back, but if it happens to be a month before a caucus, I find that the phone rings off the…
  • Jul 28

    Does California Need a Law Prohibiting Drones Near Wildfires?

    Does California Need a Law Prohibiting Drones Near Wildfires?
    Ars Technica reports:Firefighters working to contain a wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California were temporarily thwarted this weekend when pilots for the Monrovia Fire Department (MFD) spotted a few private drones in…
Rank this Week: 2289

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/
  • Jul 27

    Update: Effective Date of Revised Application Fees Announced

    Update: Effective Date of Revised Application Fees Announced
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on the FCC’s adoption of a new schedule of application fees. Since the new schedule ups fees across-the-board, anybody who was planning to file a fee-able application in the near term might want to file…
  • Jul 26

    Coming Soon: New Marking Rules for Shorter Tower

    Coming Soon: New Marking Rules for Shorter Tower
    Congress orders FAA to require marking for some towers 200’ or less  [Blogmeister’s Note: This post was originally published on the website of Radio World. Our friends at RW have graciously given us permission to include it…
  • Jul 26

    Update: Effective Date Set for Recent Revisions to Citizens Broadband Service Rule

    Update: Effective Date Set for Recent Revisions to Citizens Broadband Service Rule
    For some time now we’ve been following the FCC’s efforts to establish the Citizens Broadband Service in the 3550-3650 MHz band. Most recently, back in May, the Commission disposed of several petitions for reconsideration of its…
Rank this Week: 3418

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 26

    Public matching funding of election campaigns is crucial

    Public matching funding of election campaigns is crucial
    This is the fourth in a series on Money in Politics. We’ve looked at the way that our present system of campaign finance results in our being fleeced by businesses that use laws and regulations to protect them from competition and…
  • Jul 19

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective
    Juan Cole’s post putting the contributions of Europeans and European-Americans in historical and worldwide perspective is well worth reading, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/stephen-people-civilization.html. I always thought humility…
  • Jul 19

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United
    This is the third in a series on Money in Politics. Last time we discussed the difficulty of getting the Court to overrule Citizens United. Because of that, several constitutional amendments have been proposed as joint resolutions and…
Rank this Week: 4720

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

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

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Jul 25

    Book Review: Igniting the America Revolution, 1773-1775

    Book Review: Igniting the America Revolution, 1773-1775
    Paul Revere’s famous ride[1] on April 18, 1775, roused the Minute Men and eventually by the evening of April 19th 3,716 enrolled militia would engage 1,934 British troops in the first military encounter of the American  Revolution.…
  • Jul 3

    Consider State Constitutions When the Supreme Court Fail

    Consider State Constitutions When the Supreme Court Fail
    The United States Supreme Court, in Utah v. Strieff , continued on its course of ominously undermining Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures by limiting the application of the exclusionary…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2664

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
Rank this Week: 3922

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    How to get people today to adopt sound reforms?

    How to get people today to adopt sound reforms?
    How to get people today to adopt sound reforms?That is the question many concerned people ask themselves as they try to develop and sell reforms that would actually work.People today are distracted by many entertainments. Many consider…
  • Jun 13

    FonetA new, simplified phonetic alphabet…

    FonetA new, simplified phonetic alphabet for EnglishJon RolandCONSONANTSFonet lowerFonet upperIPA lowerExampleIn…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4048

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2
    If you read what I wrote yesterday (The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depends), and if you didn't, follow that link and go there now, I'll wait, then you've gotten the basic test for when trial counsel fucks up so badly that someone…
  • Jul 13

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend
    The correct answer to every legal question, I regularly say, is "It depends."  I have a lawsuit, don't I?  It depends.The drugs will be suppressed, won't they?  It depends.That means there's reasonable doubt, doesn't it?…
  • Jul 5

    From the Ashes of War

    From the Ashes of War
    In Central Park the other day, Connor Golden stepped on something that blew up.  He was 18.He was taken to the hospital where his leg was amputated below the knee.Police are still investigating to determine who put the explosive…
Rank this Week: 4035

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

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

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3670

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide
    Jul. 3, 2016–Roughly 34 million Americans still lack access to high speed Internet, and this includes a stark 39 percent of all rural people in the country. On PBS NewsHour, Susan Crawford discusses how rural regions can gain access to…
  • Oct 30

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance
    Oct. 30, 2015–Susan joins NPR’s John Hockenberry on The Takeaway to discuss the release of Freedom House’s annual Internet Freedom Report. “The future contours of the internet are definitely up for…
  • Oct 1

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
    Sept. 22, 2015–Marvin Ammori, for Slate Magazine, highlights the women who fought for and won net neutrality. Susan Crawford is commended for her leadership in the public debate. 
Rank this Week: 2419

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: 1554

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?

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

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?

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

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

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa
    The constant increase of minors with possession of fake IDs has become a large scale pandemic around America. An article published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental showed that in a study of approximately 1,000 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2124

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

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

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

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

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

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

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying
    I’ve posted about such incidents before, but another one has hit the national news. The facts as alleged seem sadly typical:  A student is repeatedly bullied over a long period of time by a group of students; the bullying is…
Rank this Week: 1910

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2879

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration En Banc: Why Bother?

    Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration En Banc: Why Bother?
    While appearing rhetorical, there is a very good reason to bother. My firm recently turned an appellant’s partially favorable result into full relief on rehearing. In doing so, we utilized the Texas appellate procedure rules, which…
  • May 13

    Soaking Up Some CLE

    Soaking Up Some CLE
    I spoke today at TexasBarCLE’s Soaking Up Some CLE Program on South Padre Island—one of my favorite places to visit. My topic was “Jury Charges in Commercial Cases.” For anyone interested, my slidedeck appears here.…
  • Apr 4

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…
    No, the headline isn’t a lead-in for an appellate lawyer joke. In all seriousness, I’m announcing my nomination to run for treasurer of the Austin Bar Association. This race will be contested, as one other candidate was also…
Rank this Week: 1632

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: 1572

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

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

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

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

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

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 2851