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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/
Rank this Week: 8

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Activist's Suit Argues Gay Pride Flags Are Religious Symbol

    Activist's Suit Argues Gay Pride Flags Are Religious Symbol
    The San Diego Union Tribune reported yesterday that anti-gay marriage activist Chris Sevier has filed suit against four members of Congress seeking to force them to remove rainbow flags they have in the hallways outside their Congressional…
  • Jul 20

    Court Dismisses Husband's Suit Over Pastor's Affair With Wife

    Court Dismisses Husband's Suit Over Pastor's Affair With Wife
    In Laidlaw v. Converge Midatlantic, 2017 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 203 (PA Com. Pl., July 19, 2017), a Pennsylvania trial court dismissed a suit brought by a husband who is seeking damages for a sexual affair between his wife and the pastor…
  • Jul 20

    Tax Court Says Omission of Cost of Donated Property Justifies Full Disallowance of Deduction

    Tax Court Says Omission of Cost of Donated Property Justifies Full Disallowance of Deduction
    In RERI Holdings I, LLC v. Commissioner, (US TC, July 3, 2017), the United States Tax Court held that a charitable deduction for property should be disallowed in full because the taxpayer failed to include the property's cost basis on IRS…
Rank this Week: 21

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Petitions of the day

    Petitions of the day
    The petitions of the day are: Hernandez v. Crespo 16-1458 Issue: Whether the Federal Arbitration Act pre-empts a state law that dictates onerous terms and conditions which must be included in private arbitration agreements between…
  • Jul 20

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Yesterday the Supreme Court left in place a district judge’s ruling allowing entry into the United States by close relatives of people in the U.S., such as grandparents, but put a hold on the portion of the judge’s order that…
  • Jul 19

    Court releases October calendar

    Court releases October calendar
    The Supreme Court term that ended in late June may have lacked the high-profile cases found in many of the terms that preceded it, but the new term will have no shortage of blockbusters. Today the justices released the calendar for…
Rank this Week: 22

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 18

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?
    Not that I have much choice in my 403(b) – it’s stocks or bonds, no cash option. The post Time to Buy or Sell Stocks? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Jul 9

    Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?

    Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?
    An Australian reporter explains what we learned about Donald Trump from the G20 meeting. Unfortunately I cannot embed the video for copyright reasons, but click through and page down a bit. The stuff about North Korea is especially apt. Was…
  • Jun 28

    30M Day

    30M Day
    Sometime today I will have been alive 30,000,000 minutes. Some of them counted more than others. The post 30M Day appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 32

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
  • Jul 20

    The First Amendment Protects the Right to Boycott Israel

    The First Amendment Protects the Right to Boycott Israel
    Opinions on the Mideast conflict aside, the right to boycott is one of the brightest stars in our constitutional firmament. Earlier this week, the ACLU sent a letter to members of Congress opposing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The bill would…
  • Jul 19

    A Federal Appeals Court Just Shot Down Government Prayer on Steroids in North Carolina

    A Federal Appeals Court Just Shot Down Government Prayer on Steroids in North Carolina
    The Fourth Circuit recognized that there are still limitations on invocations by governmental legislative bodies. In Rowan County, North Carolina, the county board of commissioners was intent on taking government prayer to a whole new level.…
  • Jul 19

    How People Power Activists Are Driving Change

    How People Power Activists Are Driving Change
    In its four short months of existence, People Power has had success after success nationwide. Four months ago, activists and volunteers all over the country came together to launch the People Power movement, seeking to bring meaningful…
Rank this Week: 81

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Pardons Are For The Guilty

    Pardons Are For The Guilty
    Tomorrow the Trump du jour will be whether the President might pardon his aides, his family members, or even himself. I want to make one observation about this; a quote from the Supreme Court's 1915 opinion in Burdick v. United States,…
  • Jul 18

    Fault Lines in the Constitution

    Fault Lines in the Constitution
    My wife and I have co-authored a book, directed primarily at 10-18 year olds, titled Fault Lines in the Constitution:  The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today.  It focuses very much on structural features of…
  • Jul 12

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806
    I have posted a new paper to SSRN on the historical meaning of "emolument."  It expands on some remarks I gave at a conference on Historical Semantics and Legal Interpretation at the University of Chicago, organized by Alison…
Rank this Week: 83

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 12

    District Judge Finds Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law Violates the First Amendment

    District Judge Finds Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law Violates the First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a careful and well-reasoned opinion in Animal Defense Fund v. Herbert, United States District Judge for Utah, Judge Robert J. Shelby, has concluded that Utah's…
  • Jul 7

    Third Circuit: First Amendment Right to Record Police

    Third Circuit: First Amendment Right to Record Police
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Fields v. City of Philadelphia, the Third Circuit concluded that "Simply put, the First Amendment protects the act of photographing, filming, or…
  • Jul 4

    Daily Read: The Declaration of Independence's Grievances Against the King

    Daily Read: The Declaration of Independence's Grievances Against the King
    While we usually focus on the ideals articulated in the first portion of the Declaration of Independence - - - "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these...
Rank this Week: 89

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: 148

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: 181

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 13

    The Constitutional War Powers of the Executive and Legislative Branches 7-7-2017

    The Constitutional War Powers of the Executive and Legislative Branches 7-7-2017
    Article I InitiativeWhat kind of war power does the Constitution grant the President and Congress? What limitations apply to each branch concerning the power to declare war and the use of military force? Over time, how has the Framers’…
  • Jun 16

    Beyond the Yates Memo: A New Era of Enforcement? 6-13-2017

    Beyond the Yates Memo: A New Era of Enforcement? 6-13-2017
    Criminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupIn this sequel to our panel last year on “The Limits of Federal Criminal Law,” we ask a distinguished panel to discuss how enforcement policy is evolving under Attorney General Jeff…
  • Jun 16

    The State of Antitrust Enforcement 6-9-2017

    The State of Antitrust Enforcement 6-9-2017
    Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupAntitrust policy during much of the Obama Administration was a continuation of the Bush Administration’s minimal involvement in the market. However, at the end of President…
Rank this Week: 190

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
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
Rank this Week: 214

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 19

    John Coltrane passed away fifty years ago, when I was four

    John Coltrane passed away fifty years ago, when I was four
    John Coltrane (above playing “Alabama”, after the 1963 Birmingham church bombing) has inspired me for years to pursue beyond the seeming limits of possibility. I have searched him out through his music, at the house where he lived…
  • Jul 17

    Do not let iPhones & Chinese manufactured laptops obscure the Tiananmen Square massacre

    Do not let iPhones & Chinese manufactured laptops obscure the Tiananmen Square massacre
    The Chinese government's June 3-4, 1989 massacre of peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators at Beijing's Tiananmen Square left an indelible mark on me. Yet, as time marches on, I myself lost track of the anniversary of this Chinese…
  • Jul 16

    Beware ever committing hit and run/ leaving the scene of a car collision

    Beware ever committing hit and run/ leaving the scene of a car collision
    The temptations to hit and run/ leave the scene of a car collision can be many, including hitting a parked car when no witnesses seem to be present, not wanting to be discovered having committed possible DWI, driving without a valid and…
Rank this Week: 220

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 20

    2017: Now Officially The Summer My Professional Responsibility Exam Questions Wrote Themselve

    2017: Now Officially The Summer My Professional Responsibility Exam Questions Wrote Themselve
    By Diane KleinOn July 17, 2017, The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC featured a segment about the latest allegations of financial wrongdoing involving Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's second campaign manager and attendee at the now-notorious Trump…
  • Jul 19

    What's Wrong With Shotgun Weddings?

    What's Wrong With Shotgun Weddings?
    by Sherry F. ColbMy column for this week discusses the current state of California law, under which there is no minimum age requirement for marriage. There is a bill under consideration that would modify the law somewhat, but it has been…
  • Jul 18

    Freedom Apparently Means Whatever Republicans Need It to Mean

    Freedom Apparently Means Whatever Republicans Need It to Mean
    by Neil H. BuchananThe Republicans' ongoing effort to take away health care coverage from tens of millions of people is probably only on hold.  In any event, their attempt to pass the Trump-McConnell bill has just "collapsed," because…
Rank this Week: 232

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 20

    Courtesy Without Copyright

    Courtesy Without Copyright
    Robert Spoo, Courtesy Paratexts: Informal Publishing Norms and the Copyright Vacuum in Nineteenth-Century America, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 637 (2017). David Fagundes It is now a familiar point that positive law accounts for only part of the systems…
  • Jul 19

    Disruptive Platform

    Disruptive Platform
    Orly Lobel, The Law of the Platform, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 87 (2016), available at SSRN. Margot Kaminski Until recently, the law of the online platform involved intermediary liability for online content and safe harbors like CDA §230 or DMCA…
  • Jul 18

    Secrets and Lies in the History of US Adjudication

    Secrets and Lies in the History of US Adjudication
    Amalia Kessler, The Invention of American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877 (2017). Alexandra D. Lahav Amalia Kessler’s book, The Invention of American Exceptionalism, is a rich history of…
Rank this Week: 262

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 271

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 20

    When John McCain Was A Maverick

    When John McCain Was A Maverick
    The political tactics of division and slander are not our values. They are corrupting influences on religion and politics, and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America…
  • Jul 13

    We Saw Monsters, She Saw Human

    We Saw Monsters, She Saw Human
    Scharlette Holdman, a true hero in the death penalty community and a friend and mentor to me, died yesterday.  Scharlette came to California in the early 1990s, where she taught me and so many other lawyers, investigators and…
  • Jun 27

    Trumpcare: Everything That Is Despicable About The GOP In One Bill

    Trumpcare: Everything That Is Despicable About The GOP In One Bill
    This is the final, febrile end-stage of the prion disease that has afflicted the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan first fed it the monkeybrains in 1981. -- Charles PierceThe Senate's health care bill, cobbled together in secrecy by a few…
Rank this Week: 277

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 18

    After three and a half year

    After three and a half year
    January 16, 2014.  Just days over three and a half years ago.  That's when a crew of select prison guards strapped Dennis McGuire to a table (we don't really use a gurney) at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville,…
  • Jun 18

    A Terrorist by Any Other Name

    A Terrorist by Any Other Name
    What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet. The names are the problem, Juliet says. Romeo, after all, is wonderful. The trouble is that he's a Montague, hated for that alone by her family, the…
  • Jun 18

    Government Work

    Government Work
    Hey, maybe he didn't do it.  But close enough for government work.It's the story of too many folks on death row.  Too many folks in prison.  Too many charged and convicted where . . . .OK, let me be both careful and honest…
Rank this Week: 344

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/
  • Jun 27

    Tres picos: la Corte Suprema 2012- 2017

    Tres picos: la Corte Suprema 2012- 2017
    El título parece un poco ambicioso pero no es inexacto. La idea es ver el nivel de atención que tuvo la Corte, tal como es reflejado a través de Google Trends (que compila los agrgados de gente buscando cosas en la web)…
  • Jun 15

    Reporte de la audiencia de la Corte en La Pampa c. Mendoza

    Reporte de la audiencia de la Corte en La Pampa c. Mendoza
    Trataremos de pasar en limpio, lo más limpio posible, la cobertura que ayer hicimos en tiempo real. Disclaimer, por si alguien no lo sabe. Soy pampeano, he escrito del tema un par de veces en este blog, nunca publiqué nada…
  • Jun 12

    Las audiencias públicas de la Corte Suprema

    Las audiencias públicas de la Corte Suprema
    Este miércoles comienza la temporada de audiencias de la Corte Suprema. El auspicioso mecanismo estaba fuera de stock: en 2016 se hizo solo una audiencia de seguimiento del caso del Riachuelo, y ninguna referida a un caso "nuevo"; en…
Rank this Week: 346

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: 469

The Privacy Law Site

The Privacy Law Site

Covers privacy laws and regulations.

http://privacy-law.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection
    According to the The New York Times, President Obama plans to propose legislation that would end bulk collection of phone records under Sec. 215 of the Patriot Act, keep the records in the hands of the phone companies, and require…
  • Jun 29

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA
    26 Senators have sent a letter to DNI James Clapper seeking examples of how bulk collection of phone records information from provided unique intelligence.The AP reports the story here.
  • Jun 29

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013
    Congress amended COPPA in 2012 to cover online services such as apps. As was previously the case, the law only applies to apps "directed at" children under the age of 13, or have actual knowledge of collection of personal information from…
Rank this Week: 507

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

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

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jan 19

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo
    by Lauren A. Khouri, Associate Attorney at Correia & Puth, PLLCThis week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the U.S.…
  • Jan 19

    A Legacy Worth Defending

    A Legacy Worth Defending
    by Christopher Wright DurocherLast week saw the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division release what amounts to a valedictory report on policing for the Obama era, detailing findings that Chicago Police Department…
  • Jan 18

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity
    by K. Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law SchoolAs the incoming Trump administration prepares to take office, many Obama era policy initiatives find themselves in the crosshairs of the new administration and the Republican…
Rank this Week: 572

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jul 20

    Folding the White Cube: What Is Transforming the Gallery Scene in NYC?

    Folding the White Cube: What Is Transforming the Gallery Scene in NYC?
    by Alexandra Terrell* Speaking at a Stropheus Art Law event entitled “Letting Go of Brick and Mortar: The Future of the Gallery” in September 2016, Josh Baer noted that the notorious art scene in the Big Apple has always changed…
  • Jul 7

    Give and Take: on Jeff Koons mastering contractual and statutory relationships with other artist

    Give and Take: on Jeff Koons mastering contractual and statutory relationships with other artist
    By Madeleine Conlin* Contemporary blue-chip artist and controversial figure Jeff Koons has long been known for developing concepts, then leaving the implementation of his designs to studio assistants to execute the vision. Historically studio…
  • Jun 28

    Post Co-Authorship and Past Congeniality: Creative Relationship Spoil

    Post Co-Authorship and Past Congeniality: Creative Relationship Spoil
    By Colby A. Meagle* Synergy is the sharing of talent and ideas, the combining of two or more minds in order to produce a product superior to anything one is capable of creating alone. Partnerships may look like a constructive arrangement, one…
Rank this Week: 617

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/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
Rank this Week: 659

Media Law

Media Law

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

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
Rank this Week: 775

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 20

    Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?

    Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?
    (NTIA Proposes Formal End to Public Telecom Facilities Program) The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to repeal all of its regulations…
  • Jul 19

    Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar

    Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar
    FCC Order Represents One More Step Towards Fully-Autonomous Vehicles I’ve written on connected and autonomous vehicles in the past, including about an ongoing spectrum fight at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding use…
  • Jul 18

    FCC Tweaks Mic Rules, Microsoft Launches Spectrum Fight

    FCC Tweaks Mic Rules, Microsoft Launches Spectrum Fight
    In late 2015, major wireless microphone manufacturers requested that the FCC “reconsider” various mostly-technical rules that it had adopted as part of a wide-ranging strategy to reallocate spectrum for wireless microphones.…
Rank this Week: 838

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/
  • Jul 20

    Are You Sure You Want to Challenge That Permit Condition?

    Are You Sure You Want to Challenge That Permit Condition?
    Barbara Lynch et al. v. California Coastal Commission, Case No. S221980 The California Supreme Court has drawn a deeper line in the sand by (a) refusing to expand the Mitigation Fee Act to cover “land use restrictions” in…
  • Jun 29

    EPA, Corps propose rescinding Clean Water Rule

    EPA, Corps propose rescinding Clean Water Rule
    The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday announced a proposed rulemaking that would rescind the “Clean Water Rule” — which the agencies finalized in 2015 to revise the definition of…
  • Jun 16

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update
    On June 13, 2017, the City of Los Angeles released its new Hollywood Community Plan (“Plan”) draft. The current plan dates back to 1988. In 2012, the City adopted an update to the community plan that was subsequently litigated and…
Rank this Week: 948

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 20

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue
    The Utah legislature is considering policy changes regarding the acquisition of land for new charter schools and further expansions of existing schools. Specifically, there currently is uncertainty as to the eminent domain powers of charter…
  • Jul 11

    GA Supreme Court Considering Landowner’s Bill of Rights Case

    GA Supreme Court Considering Landowner’s Bill of Rights Case
    The Georgia Supreme Court is considering an important case involving the state’s 2006 Landowner’s Bill of Rights statute. At issue is whether certain provisions of that statute are mandatory or merely advisory. The GA appeals…
  • Jun 30

    Oregon Establishes Statute of Limitations on Appraiser Liability

    Oregon Establishes Statute of Limitations on Appraiser Liability
    Oregon has enacted legislation establishing a specific statute of limitations on civil actions against appraisers and appraisal firms for real estate appraisal activity. The law takes applies only to appraisals performed after January…
Rank this Week: 954

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

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

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

    From Russia with Love

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

    Wiki Style Government

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

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

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 1017

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1023

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • May 3

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford
    May 1, 2017 – Telecommunications policy expert and Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford explains why Americans pay too much money for connectivity that’s too slow and offers potential solutions.
  • May 1

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide
    May 1, 2017 – Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. Susan Crawford weighs in on Google Fiber: “People got all…
  • Apr 17

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing
    April 12, 2017 – In November 2016, the Knight Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Responsive Communities initiative, under the auspices of the NetGain Partnership, brought together city officials…
Rank this Week: 1048

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: 1082

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: 1105

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 19

    So When Will Religious Organizations Choose Not to Discriminate?

    So When Will Religious Organizations Choose Not to Discriminate?
    Leading church-state scholar Marci A. Hamilton comments on a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in which it held that a female principal of a Catholic school has no legal recourse when a priest engages in…
  • Jul 19

    California Considers Bill to Regulate (But Not Prohibit) Child Marriage

    California Considers Bill to Regulate (But Not Prohibit) Child Marriage
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb comments critically on a California bill that would regulate (but not prohibit) child marriage. Colb argues that the law, which in its current proposed form would allow parents and courts to…
  • Jul 16

    Can Lawyers, Politicians, and Lawgivers Go to Heaven?

    Can Lawyers, Politicians, and Lawgivers Go to Heaven?
    Chapman University Fowler School of Law professor Ronald D. Rotunda draws upon the writing of Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy, in calling upon politicians and lawmakers to enact just laws. Rotunda provides a short synopsis of the…
Rank this Week: 1146

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: 1148

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Juice on the Loose

    Juice on the Loose
    First, it was White Boy Rick; now the Juice. Jeeze, everybody who's anybody is getting out of prison this month.I happened to be traveling to Flint for a court date in Genesee County Circuit Court right when OJ's parole hearing was broadcast…
  • Jul 20

    SCOTUS to Rule on Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

    SCOTUS to Rule on Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case
    With rumors flying about Justice Anthony Kennedy's imminent retirement, and with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg determined to hang-on through the Trump Administration, an interesting same-sex case involving a wedding cake has made its way to the…
  • Jun 29

    Transgender Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Dismissed

    Transgender Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Dismissed
    Wow, Planet Fitness really is the "no judgment zone".In the early winter of 2015, in Midland, MI, two Planet Fitness customers wandered into the women's locker room. One was a woman; the other, a transgender individual -in this case, a man…
Rank this Week: 1213

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 18

    Super Precedent or Too Big to Lose

    Super Precedent or Too Big to Lose
    It was difficult to sit through all the sanctimonious claims of doing law by adhering to precedent by a succession of Supreme Court nominees and then read its decision in BNSF R. CO. v. Tyrrell in which the Court overruled International Shoe…
  • Jul 11

    Should We Have a New National Constitutional Convention?

    Should We Have a New National Constitutional Convention?
    There have been calls for a new national constitutional convention. They are generally cast as calls for a convention to do something specific, rather than open-ended authority to propose changes. There is an argument about whether those…
  • Jun 27

    The Courts Stand Up for Impunity

    The Courts Stand Up for Impunity
    In one of the last cases to be decided this term of Court, the Supreme Court described the death of Sergio Hernandez as “a tragic cross-border incident.”[1] Indeed. I want to make clear that I care deeply about this case. Several…
Rank this Week: 1338

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: 1382

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 1428

The TransAtlantic Assembly

The TransAtlantic Assembly

Blog of American and European Practitioners and Academics on European and American Constitutional Law (with an eye to the European Constitution), International Law, European Law, and Law and Philosophy.

http://transatlanticassembly.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Italy's tragic future

    Italy's tragic future
    Silvio Berlusconi is a modern dictator. He controls all the most important functions of the state and is THE key player in the private sphere. Modern dictators are characterized by an ability to disguise their authoritarianism through subtle…
  • Sep 2

    No to Barroso

    No to Barroso
    Does anyone out there know who Barroso is? More importantly does anybody know what was his best achievement during his four years as President of the European Commission, the highest institution within the EU? Very few will be able to answer…
  • Jul 25

    Obama's Transatlantic Speech

    Obama's Transatlantic Speech
    Berlin was like a honeymoon between America and Europe. But Obama's honey words, were a little too sweet:
Rank this Week: 1432

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: 1472

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

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

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?

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

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

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

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
Rank this Week: 1491

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/
  • Jun 27

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    As part of its end-of-term flurry, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three notable decisions in the past week on the criminal defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel. The results were a mixed bag. First, the step forward:…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
  • Jun 19

    Race and Risk Assessment

    Race and Risk Assessment
    Risk-assessment has become all the rage in American criminal justice. In jurisdictions across the country, criminal-justice officials are utilizing increasingly sophisticated risk-assessment tools, which can be used to predict a given…
Rank this Week: 1505

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/
  • Jul 12

    Marking Milestone

    Marking Milestone
    Eleven years ago today, I started the practice that became Smith Law Group LLLP. One year later, on the first anniversary of what was then a solo shop, I posted these words: One year ago today, I departed big firm life to start my own…
  • Jul 10

    It’s Alive! Revive Your Dead Motions and Defend a Favorable Judgment With a Proper Appeal

    It’s Alive! Revive Your Dead Motions and Defend a Favorable Judgment With a Proper Appeal
    While relatively short, a recent Third Court of Appeals memorandum decision is rife with lessons for attorneys defending favorable summary judgments made on superseded motions. The dispute in Larivee v. Louis meant to center on…
  • Jun 29

    How Dependent on Instant Online Data Access Are We?

    How Dependent on Instant Online Data Access Are We?
    Try accessing any number of court-related websites right now, and you may be diverted to the following landing page: A Tuesday evening power outage took down Office of Court Administration servers, and OCA has had difficulty bringing…
Rank this Week: 1552

The First: First Amendment…

The First: First Amendment Project's Weblog

Covers First Amendment Issues. From the First Amendment Project.

http://www.thefirstamendment.org/blog/
  • Dec 21

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil
    The latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine includes an interview with Jytte Klausen about her new book on the Danish cartoons crisis and why Yale University Press chose to publish it without any illustrations. Index on Censorship…
  • Oct 13

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable
    Yep. Believe it or not, the Ralph Lauren model above has not been manipulated. At least not by me. By Ralph's fashion empire. He placed her in a slightly different context however. Note the body types though. Spot any differences?I cannot…
  • Sep 7

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?
    An article in the New York Times, China Web Sites Seeking Users’ Names, reveals a new intrusion by Chinese authorities. This argument against anonymity has been made here in the United States as well. Recently Google revealed the name of a…
Rank this Week: 1679

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: 1726