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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: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Symposium: Correcting the “historical accident” of opt-out requirement

    Symposium: Correcting the “historical accident” of opt-out requirement
    David B. Rivkin, Jr., and Andrew M. Grossman practice appellate litigation in the Washington, D.C., office of Baker & Hostetler LLP. They filed an amicus brief in support of certiorari in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association on…
  • Aug 27

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    As Lyle Denniston reported yesterday for this blog, Nebraska has filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the Eighth Circuit, asking the full court to declare a challenge to its ban on same-sex marriage moot and thereby “keep seven…
  • Aug 26

    Symposium: The Friedrichs petition should be dismissed

    Symposium: The Friedrichs petition should be dismissed
    Catherine Fisk is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association presents two issues: (1) whether to overrule Abood v. Detroit Board of Education,…
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/
  • Aug 22

    Bingo

    Bingo
    “If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say.” (source) I have seen this attributed to Edward…
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Trumperdome

    Beyond Trumperdome
    This kind of talk, from a WashPo piece quoting supporters at yesterday’s rally, is what powers the Trump machine: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in Alabama. She turned ……
  • Aug 19

    Cynic.al Indeed

    Cynic.al Indeed
    The new Ashley Madison Hack lookup tool is at https://ashley.cynic.al/. As the site notes, just because an email is in there doesn’t prove the person who uses it signed up. But I would find it at least suggestive once we ……
Rank this Week: 15

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
  • Aug 27

    Surprise! Get Assaulted, Call 911, Get Evicted … By Order of the Police

    Surprise! Get Assaulted, Call 911, Get Evicted … By Order of the Police
    When Nancy Markham called police on her abusive ex repeatedly, she never thought it would lead to her eviction. This piece originally appeared at Refinery29.  Last August, Nancy Markham was shocked to learn that she and her children…
  • Aug 25

    Catholic Hospital Caves Under Threat of Lawsuit and Approves Woman’s Procedure

    Catholic Hospital Caves Under Threat of Lawsuit and Approves Woman’s Procedure
    A Catholic-affiliated hospital will now perform a common reproductive healthcare procedure after the ACLU threatened to sue Under the threat of a potential lawsuit, a Catholic-affiliated hospital in California’s largest hospital network…
  • Aug 21

    The Army Should Assign Roles Based on Merit, Not Gender

    The Army Should Assign Roles Based on Merit, Not Gender
    Now that two women have graduated from Army Ranger school, it’s time to end all restrictions on women’s roles in the military This piece originally appeared on The Guardian. During my deployment to Iraq in 2007, the IED that…
Rank this Week: 29

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 27

    Why Am I Attacking Economists -- Almost ALL Economists?

    Why Am I Attacking Economists -- Almost ALL Economists?
    by Neil H. BuchananThe first several paragraphs of my most recent Dorf on Law post made clear (once again) that my general attitude toward what passes for modern economics might best be described as poorly contained contempt.  The title…
  • Aug 26

    Understanding Xenophobia Dirty Harry Style

    Understanding Xenophobia Dirty Harry Style
    by Michael DorfIn the aftermath of NFIB v. Sebelius various commentators (including me) noted that during the period before the case was decided, liberals tended to dismiss as preposterous the arguments that conservatives made…
  • Aug 25

    Why Am I Defending Economists -- Especially THESE Economists?

    Why Am I Defending Economists -- Especially THESE Economists?
    by Neil H. BuchananFrequent readers of Dorf on Law have seen ample evidence that I am hostile to the economics profession as it is currently constituted.  Although I often find myself in agreement with those on the left side of the…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Aug 26

    Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Met Fan

    Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Met Fan
    My two daughters are the kind of socially conscious, progressive thinking, organic eating, nature loving children that one would expect from being born and raised in Berkeley, California.  They are Bay Area kids in just about every…
  • Aug 25

    Thank You Steven Gladstone, Wherever You Are

    Thank You Steven Gladstone, Wherever You Are
    Two of my all-time favorite rock albums were released in 1975.  Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks and Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run.  To commemorate the latter, which came out 40 years ago today, I've revised a piece I…
  • Aug 20

    GOP Candidates: From Bad To Very Bad

    GOP Candidates: From Bad To Very Bad
    Guest Blog Post by Tina DupuyI plead with all the writers, journalists, pundits, posters, commenters and tweeters of the nation: Please stop calling the Republican field a clown car. It was funny and image-provoking the first hundred times I…
Rank this Week: 263

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/
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 159

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 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 234

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

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

    New format opened April 14th

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

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

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

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

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 153

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: 317

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
  • Aug 27

    The New York Times Is Right on Jury Selection

    The New York Times Is Right on Jury Selection
    by Jennifer Taylor, staff attorney, Equal Justice InitiativeRacial discrimination in jury selection is a feature of American criminal justice with a deep-rooted history and persistent life span. Last week, The New York Times explored the…
  • Aug 27

    LegalEyes for August 27, 2015

    LegalEyes for August 27, 2015
    by Jim ThompsonNelson Costaño at the Brennan Center for Justice Blog celebrates Women’s Equality Day and explains how strict voter ID laws can be particularly hard on women voters.In Vox, Timothy B. Lee reports that Gap Inc. will…
  • Aug 26

    Reflections on Julian Bond

    Reflections on Julian Bond
    by Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of LawJulian Bond’s passing left me with a great sense of sadness. In my…
Rank this Week: 367

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Aug 24

    News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson: Telling It Like It I

    News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson: Telling It Like It I
    It’s not every day that a speech given by a publishing executive is truly noteworthy, but remarks given earlier this month by Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp., are the exception to the rule. Speaking on August 13 at Australia’s…
  • Aug 11

    Trump and the Media

    Trump and the Media
    Far too many people, GOP presidential candidates included, earnestly describe Donald Trump as vulgar, narcissistic, uninformed, or juvenile.  What they don’t realize is that Trump and the media see attributes like these as his good…
  • Jul 15

    The First Amendment and Free Speech Under Assault

    The First Amendment and Free Speech Under Assault
    If you’re not alarmed by the assault on the First Amendment and free speech generally, you’re not paying attention. Consider the list of offenses committed by the government.  They range, in recent times, from the Department…
Rank this Week: 300

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
  • Aug 16

    Varriale v. State: DNA Submitted Without Express Limitation on Consent Can be Used to Investigate Other Crime

    Varriale v. State: DNA Submitted Without Express Limitation on Consent Can be Used to Investigate Other Crime
    So holds Maryland's Court of Appeals (the state's court of last resort), in Varriale v. State. The opinion can be found here. Here is the abstract of the case provided by the Court:The use of a buccal swab inside a person’s cheek to…
  • Aug 13

    "Bitcoin's Dark Side Could Get Darker"

    "Bitcoin's Dark Side Could Get Darker"
    That's the title of this interesting article by Tom Simonite over at the MIT Technology review. Simonite outlines a myriad of ways that online, "smart-contract" platforms such as Ethereum may be used to facilitate activities that, at best,…
  • Aug 10

    "Arbitration by Combat"

    "Arbitration by Combat"
    An article on Game of Thrones, trial by combat, and arbitration that I coauthored with Raj Shah is now available on SSRN. You can download the full paper here. Here is the abstract:Trial by combat is a popular method of dispute resolution in…
Rank this Week: 501

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Aug 16

    This week ends my excruciating weekslong blogging near-silence.

    This week ends my excruciating weekslong blogging near-silence.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   For weeks while…
  • Aug 6

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki- Shameful parts of American history.

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki- Shameful parts of American history.
      First, the United States government threw west coast Japanese-Americans into barren concentration camps starting in 1942, urinating on their dignity and robbing them of their freedom, property, and careers. The United States Supreme…
  • Jul 26

    Don't let the opponent break your spirit.

    Don't let the opponent break your spirit.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   One day in summer…
Rank this Week: 517

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/
  • Aug 11

    Dos etapas en la relación de la Corte y el kirchnerismo (y bonus track)

    Dos etapas en la relación de la Corte y el kirchnerismo (y bonus track)
    Mañana comienza el XII Congreso Nacional de Ciencia Política de la Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Político en Mendoza, y yo había presentado allí una ponencia que era una exposición más…
  • Jul 29

    Héroes igual

    Héroes igual
    <3 <3 <3.Sin relación con la imagen, aunque si con el deporte en cuestión, escribimos en La Agenda sobre el (muy problemático) fallo que le devolvió a Arsenal los puntos que le había reclamado…
  • Jul 12

    Los personajes del Nuevo Código Civil (+bonus track de info)

    Los personajes del Nuevo Código Civil (+bonus track de info)
    El 1º de Agosto entrará en vigencia el Nuevo Código Civil y Comercial. Posiblemente sea el cambio normativo más relevante de nuestra generación.Para la mitad del país que entra en feria el 20 de julio,…
Rank this Week: 487

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Mar 18

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action
    Civil Code section 3291 provides that if the plaintiff in a personal injury action makes a Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer to compromise which the defendant does not accept, and the plaintiff obtains a more favorable judgment,…
  • Feb 11

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial
    Now, more than ever, terms like “illegal alien,” “illegal immigrant,” and “undocumented worker” generate fear and controversy in our society.  And in the courtroom setting, the passionate responses…
  • Jan 7

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
Rank this Week: 319

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
Rank this Week: 432

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/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

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

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 502

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: 464

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: 336

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 281

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Aug 27

    Podcast: Texas H.B. 2 and the right to an abortion

    Podcast: Texas H.B. 2 and the right to an abortion
    The National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen welcomes Stephanie Roti from the Center for Reproductive Rights and Emily Kebodeaux from Texas Right to Life to discuss a constitutional challenge to a Texas law regulating abortion providers.
  • Aug 27

    Constitution Check: Will the courts block the Iran nuclear deal?

    Constitution Check: Will the courts block the Iran nuclear deal?
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an attempt in a federal district court to allow the Senate to approve the Iran nuclear deal as a treaty, and not an executive agreement.
  • Aug 27

    10 fascinating facts about President Lyndon B. Johnson

    10 fascinating facts about President Lyndon B. Johnson
    On the occasion of President Lyndon Johnson’s 107th birthday, the National Constitution Center looks at 10 interesting facts about one of the most colorful and controversial figures in American history.
Rank this Week: 1720

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Brief In Polygamy Appeal Garners Attention

    Brief In Polygamy Appeal Garners Attention
    In 2013 in Brown v. Buhman, a Utah federal district court  struck down much of Utah's statute which criminalizes polygamy.  The decision limits the statute's applicability to cases in which an individual has multiple marriage…
  • Aug 27

    Canadian Court Says Charter Does Not Protect Proselytizing In Primary School During School Hour

    Canadian Court Says Charter Does Not Protect Proselytizing In Primary School During School Hour
    In Bonitto v. Halifax Regional School Board, (NS Ct. App., Aug. 26, 2015), the Nova Scotia (Canada) Court of Appeal rejected the claim by Sean Bonitto, a fundamentalist Christian parent of school children, that Secs. 2(a) and (b) of the…
  • Aug 27

    Hamptons Town Board Drops Opposition To Eruv

    Hamptons Town Board Drops Opposition To Eruv
    Since 2011, a Suffolk County, New York, Jewish organization known as the East End Eruv Association (EEEA) has been attempting to obtain approval to erect an eruv (a symbolic boundary) in three towns in the Hamptons. It has been opposed by a…
Rank this Week: 2300

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 27

    Sixth Circuit Refuses Stay in Ketucky Court Clerk Case

    Sixth Circuit Refuses Stay in Ketucky Court Clerk Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Sixth Circuit's brief Order in Miller v. Davis refused to stay the district court's preliminary injunction mandating that a court clerk in Kentucky issue same-sex…
  • Aug 24

    Seventh Circuit Finds No Valid Constitutional Claims in School Bullying Lawsuit

    Seventh Circuit Finds No Valid Constitutional Claims in School Bullying Lawsuit
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the schools, the Seventh Circuit's brief opinion today in D.S. v. East Porter County Schools…
  • Aug 23

    Court Tosses Klayman Case Alleging Harm from Administration Payments to Hama

    Court Tosses Klayman Case Alleging Harm from Administration Payments to Hama
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. District tossed Larry Klayman's case against President Obama, administration officials, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and others for allegedly funneling money to Hamas, which, according…
Rank this Week: 1075

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 26

    Top-free Rights for Women: A Showdown in Manhattan

    Top-free Rights for Women: A Showdown in Manhattan
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman discusses the apparent conflict between the social norm that women’s breasts should be covered in public and the legal right of women (in most states) to be top-free in public. Continue…
  • Aug 25

    People Born in the United States Are Properly Citizen

    People Born in the United States Are Properly Citizen
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf discusses Donald Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship as part of immigration reform. Dorf argues that birthright citizenship implements widely shared and characteristically American…
  • Aug 23

    Police Reform in the Queen City

    Police Reform in the Queen City
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies reflects on his recent time spent shadowing the Cincinnati Police Department, describing its efforts to reform the relationship between the police and the community. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3552

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/
  • Aug 25

    Amtrak Subsidy

    Amtrak Subsidy
    I’d like to talk about an issue that has been below the surface of the news but reflects a constant disagreement in our politics. Economic conservatives would displace almost everything in favor of the marketplace. But when you decide…
  • Aug 18

    Regression to the Mean

    Regression to the Mean
    Social scientists have a phrase, “regression to the mean.” What they mean is that the law of averages eventually fells families, companies or countries that are doing better than average, and eventually lift those doing much worse…
  • Aug 4

    Do the police really have no time to do anything but shoot?

    Do the police really have no time to do anything but shoot?
    Perhaps you read the NY Times story over the weekend about the self-described expert in police killings, William Lewinski, who justifies every police killing on the ground that the policeman had no time to protect himself, no time to do…
Rank this Week: 4526

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)
    A small footnote to Sandy Levinson's insightful post on the separation of criminal law and procedure from constitutional theory. A few years ago I wrote a short paper on remedies for Batson violations. The impetus for the paper is that in…
  • Aug 21

    Announcing Broken Trust: Why I Wrote a Book on Dysfunctional Government and Constitutional Reform

    Announcing Broken Trust: Why I Wrote a Book on Dysfunctional Government and Constitutional Reform
    I can’t count the number of book reviews I’ve read of works advocating constitutional and political reform which conclude along these lines: “the author’s suggested remedies are interesting, but unlikely to be…
  • Aug 21

    More on the separatino of criminal law (and procedure) from "constitutional theory"

    More on the separatino of criminal law (and procedure) from &quot;constitutional theory&quot;
    I want to elaborate some on Mark Graber's extraordinarily incisive and important post on why "constitutional theorists" are obsessed by, say, Obergefell and have almost literally nothing to say about Ferguson.  With regard to the…
Rank this Week: 2189

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Aug 24

    Unilateral Contract Case Study

    Unilateral Contract Case Study
    A local news program reported recently a woman in the Phoenix metro area is offering $1,000 to anyone who can prove the claims in Proposition 104. Sounds like a fun way to possibly make a grand.  But is this a legally enforceable…
  • Aug 19

    Pleading Ignorance of Arizona’s Case Law

    Pleading Ignorance of Arizona’s Case Law
    I wish it was as simple as this: “Your Honor, I plead ignorance of the law because it is impractical and quite nearly impossible to access a significant amount of Arizona’s case law on the matter.”  Nearly 30 years of…
  • Aug 5

    Federal Wiretaps, District of Arizona 2014

    Federal Wiretaps, District of Arizona 2014
    The Federal Wiretap Report made by the federal judiciary, provides an insight into how wiretaps are used in Arizona and how the judicial district Arizona compares to other judicial districts in the United States. Just looking at the map…
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Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 9

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape
    I have not said much on Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against him. I think the last time I mentioned him was after Beverly Johnson came made her accusation. I found it powerful and, given... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
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The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

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

    Many Lawyers Revealed Among Ashley Madison Data Dump

    Many Lawyers Revealed Among Ashley Madison Data Dump
    Earlier this week, the dating website for cheaters, Ashley Madison, suffered a potentially terminal blow to its business model.  Hackers calling themselves Impact Team dumped 9.7 gigabytes of personal account information onto the…
  • Aug 14

    Toledo Judge Refuses to Perform Same Sex Marriage

    Toledo Judge Refuses to Perform Same Sex Marriage
    Since the SCOTUS made marriage equality a fundamental constitutional right in June, a handful of judges in Ohio have refused to perform civil wedding ceremonies. One judge in particular, Toledo Municipal Judge C. Allen McConnell, cited his…
  • Aug 12

    The Blogging Judge

    The Blogging Judge
    Judge Richard KopfHere at this law blog, we've been at it since March 2009. Maintaining a blog, especially a law blog, is a labor of love. It takes hard work, there are critics, and sometimes you feel like you are writing for yourself.But…
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Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    A Corrections Officer Ain't No Ham Sandwich

    A Corrections Officer Ain't No Ham Sandwich
    The idea is that the grand jury is a check on prosecutorial abuse.  You get a bunch of citizens who scrutinize the prosecutor's evidence, challenge it even, and decide whether there's probable cause to believe the accused is guilty.…
  • Aug 18

    Fear of Flooding - UPDATE

    Fear of Flooding - UPDATE
    Are you a due process or a finality kind of guy?The question came from a judge.  We'd just met.  He knew nothing about me except that I was licensed to practice law.  He was cutting, as they say (and, by the way, just who are…
  • Aug 15

    95% Error Rate

    95% Error Rate
    They call themselves criminalists or forensic scientists or something with a fancy name.  They come into court explaining that they've done these tests hundreds of times.  There are, they say, a whole bunch of points of comparison.…
Rank this Week: 4424

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/
  • Aug 17

    Illinois Requirements for a Valid Last Will and Testament

    Illinois Requirements for a Valid Last Will and Testament
    The Constitution’s Tenth Amendment notes that any power not given to the federal government is reserved to the states or the people. The Constitution does not give the federal government power over the disposition of property upon…
  • Aug 11

    The “Prime Time” Republican Primary Debate and the Constitution

    The “Prime Time” Republican Primary Debate and the Constitution
    Both President Obama and the Supreme Court have been described as “lawless” in respect to the Constitution. That description addresses actions perceived to be outside the authority granted to them by the Constitution. With such…
  • Aug 9

    The First Republican Debate Group and the Constitution

    The First Republican Debate Group and the Constitution
    President Obama has been criticized for overstepping constitutional boundaries with his governing approach dependent on his “pen” and his “phone”. The Supreme Court has made sweeping constitutional decisions regarding…
Rank this Week: 2429

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/
  • Aug 17

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 1. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and preparing new sections we…
  • Aug 14

    What is a Theorist For? The Recruitment of Users into Online Governance

    What is a Theorist For? The Recruitment of Users into Online Governance
    Kate Crawford & Tarleton Gillespie, What is a flag for? Social media reporting tools and the vocabulary of complaint, New Media & Society (2014), available at SSRN.Rebecca TushnetThe problem of handling harassing and discriminatory…
  • Aug 12

    Making People Pay – and Pay, and Pay

    Making People Pay – and Pay, and Pay
    Wayne A. Logan and Ronald F. Wright, Mercenary Criminal Justice, 2014 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1175 (2014).Mary FanWhile budget crises have sparked efforts to curb the costs of mass incarceration, financial considerations have also intensified…
Rank this Week: 4544

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

Covers religious law and liberty issues affecting churches, ministries, and individuals. By Telios Law PLLC.

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Aug 14

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage
    The United States Supreme Court recently declared in Obergefell v. Hodges that all states must recognize same-sex unions to the same extent as traditional marriages. What does it say and not say about "marriage equality" and what should…
  • Jul 15

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context
    If the alleged abuse happened in a country where reporting protocol is not established—or you have a multi-jurisdictional nightmare—or abuse that is historic—it may not be clear whether and how to report. All reports…
  • Jun 25

    Seven Lessons from Archdiocese Criminal Prosecution

    Seven Lessons from Archdiocese Criminal Prosecution
    The State of Minnesota filed criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The charge was six counts of a gross misdemeanor criminal complaint, for putting children at risk in various ways. What lessons should…
Rank this Week: 3501

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/
  • Aug 14

    An Appellate Lawyer Makes a Trial Team Better

    An Appellate Lawyer Makes a Trial Team Better
    A while back, the folks at Texas Lawyer invited me to submit an article on how appellate counsel may play a supporting role in the trial court. The article is now available online and will appear in next week’s print edition. In…
  • Aug 10

    As Summer Ends, a New Appellate Season Begin

    As Summer Ends, a New Appellate Season Begin
    With the sun setting on summer, early September is shaping up to be a busy time for Texas appellate practitioners and court watchers. Texas Supreme Court Returns from Summer Recess Although the Texas Supreme Court will issue orders every…
  • Apr 6

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice
    This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal…
Rank this Week: 1397

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Aug 13

    Fazliddin Kurbanov Found Guilty – Looking At Terrorism In Idaho

    Fazliddin Kurbanov Found Guilty – Looking At Terrorism In Idaho
    Fazliddin Kurbanov’s trial is over, and as quickly as it began, most people will forget about the issues raised in court. A jury found that Fazliddin had agreed with a person identified as “Ahmadi” to provide material…
  • Jun 27

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!
    Two weeks to go – and then another six or so to sanity. This is the way it goes every time I prepare for a big trial. I try to not let it get me but it always does. And my compadres at the office, my blushing bride of nearly forty…
  • May 7

    Pardon our absence …

    Pardon our absence …
    There are times when we are getting ready for trial and there seems little time to breathe, and no time to post to this blog. Now is such a time. So if we seem absent – well we are. But I am reminded today of the value of preparation,…
Rank this Week: 991

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Aug 10

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla
    I'm not a political junkie who sits around watching CNN or FoxNews. I don't know who the big names or personalities are, and I don't care. For the most part politics are reality TV for men - part wish fulfillment, part distraction from a life…
  • Aug 4

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative
    Ever since I started making fun of cuckservatives (conservatives who enjoy watching their friends get screwed over by the left), the attacks have come. The attacks are not from social justice warriors (my usual adversaries). No, I've been…
  • Jul 31

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist
    For years I read a blog by Vox Day, but to be honest, I had my concerns about the man. I thought it was weird that he pretended to have an attractive wife. Why do this? John Scalzi, one of Vox Day's haters, had convinced me and others that…
Rank this Week: 2324

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 31

    US House Bill Introduced Seeking To Limit Eminent Domain Power

    US House Bill Introduced Seeking To Limit Eminent Domain Power
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) has introduced legislation in the US House seeking to prevent state and local governments from using eminent domain for economic development. The “Private Property Rights Protection Act” would…
  • Jul 31

    California Considers Appraiser Regulatory Legislation

    California Considers Appraiser Regulatory Legislation
    The California legislature in considering legislation seeking to modernize its regulatory system. It has been passed by the State Assembly and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee and currently is pending in the…
  • Jul 31

    TX Updates Appraiser Law

    TX Updates Appraiser Law
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 1007 which amends the TX appraiser licensing and certification law. The bill will take effect Jan. 1, 2016. According to the Appraisal Institute, SB 1007 includes provisions related to three…
Rank this Week: 1386

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 29

    EPA and the Army Corps Seeking to Consolidate Challenges to Recently Issued “Waters of the United States” Rule

    EPA and the Army Corps Seeking to Consolidate Challenges to Recently Issued “Waters of the United States” Rule
    Since the EPA and the Army Corps published the final rule defining “waters of the United States” on June 29, 2015, 72 plaintiffs have already filed ten separate complaints in eight federal district courts challenging the final…
  • Jul 28

    Commercial Lease Guaranties From Foreign Entities: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Security

    Commercial Lease Guaranties From Foreign Entities: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Security
    In connection with a commercial lease with an international company, a commercial landlord is often asked to accept U.S.-based subsidiary as the tenant entity.  The U.S. subsidiary often does not have independent financials or credit…
  • Jul 28

    Upcoming Speaking Engagement

    Upcoming Speaking Engagement
    Fourth Annual California EB-5 Conference Featuring Keynote Speaker Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Sheppard Mullin is proud to announce that both John Tishler and Michael Gibson will be participating as panelists at the…
Rank this Week: 996

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Jul 23

    Law School admission criteria questioned

    Law School admission criteria questioned
    I recently completed my freshman year at Cornell University. Although I have three years remaining in Ithaca, I’m beginning to explore my career options. As I learn about the law school application process,…
  • Jun 29

    Affirmative action… again

    Affirmative action… again
    The Supreme Court has heard from Abigail Fisher before.  Now, the Court will hear from her again.  As previously summarized by TeenJury, Ms. Fisher brought suit against the University of Texas for denying her admission in 2008.…
  • May 30

    Roy Moore takes on Ginsburg (and Jefferson, Adams, and Madison)

    Roy Moore takes on Ginsburg (and Jefferson, Adams, and Madison)
    This month, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg again officiated a same-sex wedding. During the ceremony, Justice Ginsburg pronounced the two men “married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United…
Rank this Week: 3048

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jul 23

    More Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Cases in the Circuit

    More Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Cases in the Circuit
    Background My very first post, on August 19, 2009, dealt with the implications for supervisory liability of Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009). This was followed by my post on October 16, 2009, setting out my view that Iqbal got it…
  • Jun 22

    Kingsley v. Hendrickson: New Supreme Court Pretrial Detainee Excessive Force Decision

    Kingsley v. Hendrickson: New Supreme Court Pretrial Detainee Excessive Force Decision
    Kinsgley v. Hendrickson: What Standard Governs Pretrial Detainee Due Process Excessive Force Claims? The Supreme Court granted certiorari and then reversed the Seventh Circuit in Kingsley v. Hendrickson, 135 S. Ct. – (2015)(No.…
  • Jun 17

    Carroll v. Carman: New Supreme Court Qualified Immunity Decision On Warrantless Entrie

    Carroll v. Carman: New Supreme Court Qualified Immunity Decision On Warrantless Entrie
    In its 2014 Term the Supreme Court handed down a qualified immunity per curiam decision dealing with warrantless entries into the home. The police officer emerged victorious. Carroll v. Carman In Carroll v. Carman, 135 S. Ct.…
Rank this Week: 4109

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

    2015 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-10-2015

    2015 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-10-2015
    Washington, DC Lawyers ChapterOn July 10, 2015, 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 24

    Congressional Oversight 6-18-2015

    Congressional Oversight 6-18-2015
    Third Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceAfter delegating significant power to the administrative state, is Congress properly discharging its oversight role? Are there tools available to Congress that are underutilized? Would a proper…
  • Jun 24

    The Incentives Behind Congressional Delegation 6-18-2015

    The Incentives Behind Congressional Delegation 6-18-2015
    Third Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceIn administrative law the focus has primarily been on how to constrain executive discretion. It may, however, be equally important to consider how to constrain the delegations that create that…
Rank this Week: 2257

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2783

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

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
  • Jun 25

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial.  Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only…
  • Jun 2

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 4649