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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

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 28

    Petitions of the day

    Petitions of the day
    The petitions of the day are:
  • May 28

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 28

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 28
    At its Conference on May 28, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as qualified immunity as applied to private entities, the admissibility of autopsy reports under the Confrontation Clause, and the…
  • May 28

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On June 2, the National Constitution Center and Intelligence Squared U.S. will host a debate on same-sex marriage and the Equal Protection Clause.  Participants include John Eastman, Sherif Grigis, Evan Wolfson, and Kenji…
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/
  • May 28

    Dream ON

    Dream ON
  • May 25

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox
    Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%. How to turn on Tracking Protection: In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config “This might void your…
  • May 24

    No Joke

    No Joke
    As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “There’s an Uber for everything now. Washio is for having someone do your laundry, Sprig and SpoonRocket cook your dinner and Shyp will mail things out so you don’t have to brave…
Rank this Week: 18

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
  • May 28

    Minneapolis Divided: A Tale of Two Citie

    Minneapolis Divided: A Tale of Two Citie
    Being Black in America today is rough. Turns out being Black and living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, doesn't make it any easier. Often appearing on "Top 10 Best Places to Live" lists, Minneapolis is billed as a progressive, accessible American…
  • May 27

    Victory! UN Crime Commission Approves Mandela Rules on Treatment of Prisoner

    Victory! UN Crime Commission Approves Mandela Rules on Treatment of Prisoner
    Last week I was in Vienna, representing the ACLU at the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Meetings of the Crime Commission, as it's informally known, are sometimes contentious. But the commission's closing…
  • May 26

    Death by Debtors' Prison: Ray Staten's 16-Day Jail Sentence for Unpaid Court Fees Cost Him His Life

    Death by Debtors' Prison: Ray Staten's 16-Day Jail Sentence for Unpaid Court Fees Cost Him His Life
    This piece originally appeared at The Guardian. Ray Charles Staten Sr. should have celebrated his 60th birthday this month. Instead, his family marked the fourth anniversary of his death. It all started, according to a lawsuit that settled in…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 76

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    More Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Development

    More Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Development
    Alabama has been "ground zero" for opposition to same-sex marriage.  Two more developments help it keep that title.  According to the Montgomery Advertiser, in Prattville, Alabama last week, a Unitarian minister pleaded guilty to…
  • May 28

    French Court Fines Salafist For Disturbing Mosque

    French Court Fines Salafist For Disturbing Mosque
    AP reported yesterday that a court in France has handed a victory to a small mosque in Lyon that filed a complaint with authorities about a Salafist member of the mosque who has been disruptive.  The mosque invoked a provision in…
  • May 28

    Suit Challenges Middle School Field Trip To Christian Sports Complex

    Suit Challenges Middle School Field Trip To Christian Sports Complex
    The American Humanist Association announced yesterday that it had filed a lawsuit against the Joplin, Missouri public school system challenging a middle-school field trip to a Christian sports complex.  The complaint (full text) in Doe…
Rank this Week: 131

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 28

    Alison Siegler, “The Courts of Appeals’ Latest Sentencing Rebellion”

    Alison Siegler, “The Courts of Appeals’ Latest Sentencing Rebellion”
    For over twenty-five years, federal courts of appeals have rebelled against every Supreme Court mandate that weakens the federal sentencing Guidelines. That rebellion has intensified since the Court dealt a blow to the Guidelines a decade ago…
  • May 6

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing
    A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics Led by University of Chicago environmental lawyer Mark Templeton, an expert panel will…
  • May 2

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
Rank this Week: 675

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
  • May 28

    Baltimore Police Throw Down Threat

    Baltimore Police Throw Down Threat
    by Tom Nolan, Associate Professor of Criminology, Merrimack College; 27-year veteran of Boston Police DepartmentIf there is one constant, predictable, and never-ending narrative that I’ve been hearing about policing since I…
  • May 28

    LegalEyes for May 28, 2015

    LegalEyes for May 28, 2015
    by Caroline CoxIn The New York Times, ACS Board of Directors member Linda Greenhouse explains how presidential hopefuls have made Citizens United a litmus test when discussing potential Supreme Court…
  • May 27

    LegalEyes for May 27, 2015

    LegalEyes for May 27, 2015
    by Caroline CoxIn The New York Times​, Adam Liptak reports on the Supreme Court's decision to hear a Texas redistricting case, Evenwel v. Abbott, that considers the meaning of "one person, one…
Rank this Week: 382

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 28

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man
    Robert "Bobby" Oliveira, who posts online as Bobby O., is a convicted criminal who has made multiple threats against women. Bobby O. attempted to rise to infamy by opposing GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalist…
  • May 25

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing
    Critics of GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing. For the…
  • May 23

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest
    Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?" Ms. Sarkeesian responded:…
Rank this Week: 294

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    No Standing for Homebuilders to Challenge Endangered Species Designation

    No Standing for Homebuilders to Challenge Endangered Species Designation
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled in National Association of Home Builders v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge settlement terms between the Service and…
  • May 27

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its divided opinion in Children First Foundation v. Fiala, the Second Circuit held that the Commissioner of Motor Vehicle's rejection of "Choose Life"…
  • May 26

    Supreme Court to Review Batson Challenge in Georgia Death Penalty Case

    Supreme Court to Review Batson Challenge in Georgia Death Penalty Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Foster v. Humphrey to the Georgia Supreme Court denying post-conviction relief. According to the petition,…
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • May 27

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War
    "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"  -- Groucho Marx"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating…
  • Apr 30

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie
    "It's a little-known fact, but we reporters could successfully sell Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or any other populist candidate as a serious contender for the White House if we wanted to. Hell, we told Americans it was okay to vote for …
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh
    "The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, 'tis mine, and I will have it."  -- Shylock, The Merchant of VeniceIn the 1970s, without any scientific testing, a state medical examiner from Oklahoma concocted a three-drug…
Rank this Week: 461

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 416

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 26

    NC House Passes Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment

    NC House Passes Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment
    North Carolina’s State House passed HB 3 which attempts to limit eminent domain powers.  The bill, which has 69 House sponsors and co-sponsors, would add language to the North Carolina constitution specifying that local and state…
  • May 25

    Interthinx Q4 2014 Report Indicates Mortgage And Property Valuation Fraud Risk

    Interthinx Q4 2014 Report Indicates Mortgage And Property Valuation Fraud Risk
    According to Interthinx, Inc., a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, the “National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index” increased 3 percent from the last quarter, and is unchanged from one year ago.  However, the…
  • Apr 30

    Eminent domain Restrictions Approved By Iowa House, Senate panel

    Eminent domain Restrictions Approved By Iowa House, Senate panel
    Legislation making it more difficult for private utilities to acquire access to private property through condemnation cleared two Iowa subcommittees.  Subcommittees in both the Iowa House and Senate approved Senate Study Bill 1276 to…
Rank this Week: 478

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 321

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
  • May 22

    Debate: Was Citizens United Wrongly Decided? 5-12-2015

    Debate: Was Citizens United Wrongly Decided? 5-12-2015
    Federalist Society with the American Constitution Society and the National Constitution CenterThe National Constitution Center, the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society presented this debate on Citizens…
  • May 22

    National Insecurity: Is the Law the Enemy's Weapon? 4-29-2015

    National Insecurity: Is the Law the Enemy's Weapon? 4-29-2015
    2015 National Security SymposiumThe Federalist Society's International & National Security Law Practice Group presented this luncheon address during the 2015 National Security Symposium on April 29 in Washington, D.C.Luncheon…
  • May 22

    Are We @Cyberwar, and If So, How Should We Fight It? 4-29-2015

    Are We @Cyberwar, and If So, How Should We Fight It? 4-29-2015
    2015 National Security SymposiumThe Federalist Society's International & National Security Law Practice Group presented this panel during the 2015 National Security Symposium on April 29 in Washington, D.C.Panel II: "Are We…
Rank this Week: 343

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • May 11

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution (V): A Recent Seventh Circuit Decision

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution (V): A Recent Seventh Circuit Decision
    I blogged on Sept. 11, 2009, about the basic elements of so-called section 1983 “malicious prosecution” claims. I then blogged on 9-8-11, 9-26-11, 8-7-13 and 4-8-14 about section 1983 malicious prosecution cases in the circuits.…
  • Apr 10

    DeShaney in the Circuits (VI): Some Recent Decision

    DeShaney in the Circuits (VI): Some Recent Decision
    I have blogged previously about how the Supreme Court’s controversial DeShaney decision has fared in the circuits. DeShaney held that as a general matter governments have no affirmative substantive due process duty to protect persons…
  • Mar 23

    Come to My Section 1983 Conference April 16-17, 2015

    Come to My Section 1983 Conference April 16-17, 2015
    I invite you to join me in Chicago at the 32nd annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, 2015. This two-day seminar is designed for municipal and state attorneys, plaintiffs’…
Rank this Week: 670

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 1

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit
    I received a copy of this letter in one of my cases: What’s wrong with using the short citation form “id.” when citing the record? As I wrote about here, the Fifth Circuit recently standardized the format for citing…
  • Mar 30

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
Rank this Week: 482

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: 529

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: 440

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: 445

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • May 28

    Podcast: Donor disclosure and anonymous speech

    Podcast: Donor disclosure and anonymous speech
    Allen Dickerson and Anthony Johnstone debate the controversy over non-profits being forced to release the names of anonymous donors. Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center hosts this conversation.
  • May 28

    Constitution Check: Do the Supreme Court and other federal courts need a watchdog?

    Constitution Check: Do the Supreme Court and other federal courts need a watchdog?
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an effort by Senator Charles Grassley to create an inspector general to monitor the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
  • May 28

    Lincoln and Taney’s great writ showdown

    Lincoln and Taney’s great writ showdown
    On May 28, 1861, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney directly challenged President Abraham Lincoln’s wartime suspension of the great writ of habeas corpus, in a national constitutional showdown.
Rank this Week: 2124

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
  • May 28

    Gardner v. State of Arizona, 15 Ariz. 403

    Gardner v. State of Arizona, 15 Ariz. 403
    The origins of Arizona’s libel law can be traced back to its territorial days.1 See Ariz. Rev. Stats. 1901 chap. X § 220 libel.   However, there has been a paradigm shift with how libel is treated by the state. During the…
  • May 26

    Article – Deregulation of Marijuana

    Article – Deregulation of Marijuana
    The status of marijuana is confusing.  Mixed messages are being sent in states that either have decriminalized or legalized the drug in some capacity because federal law prohibits it entirely.  Here in Arizona, the state has…
  • May 22

    City and County of San Francisco California v. Sheehan

    City and County of San Francisco California v. Sheehan
    The United States Supreme Court just announced a widely anticipated case on how the police interacted with a mentally ill woman. The writ of certiorari presented two questions for the Supreme Court to consider: 1. Whether the the Americans…
Rank this Week: 2524

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Ireland, the Pope, and a Justice

    Ireland, the Pope, and a Justice
    Last week, in a country-wide referendum, Ireland legalized same-sex marriage by a convincing 62% with strong voter turn-out across the Emerald Isle. Ireland is the first country among the 19 countries to legalize same-sex marriage to do so…
  • May 21

    The Presumption of Joint Custody

    The Presumption of Joint Custody
    Recently, we came across an interesting editorial in the Detroit News that addresses how family courts approach the issue of custody in a divorce or family court proceeding. The editorial points-out that Wisconsin is one of only two states…
  • May 19

    Anonymous Instant Messaging App Pushes Ethical Boundrie

    Anonymous Instant Messaging App Pushes Ethical Boundrie
    YikYak, like most other social media start-ups, emerged as the brain-child of two recent college grads that borrowed money from their parents as their first mode of venture capital. Fast forward just 24-quick months, and we have a company…
Rank this Week: 4915

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: 2137

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 28

    Triple Taxation and the Non-Dangers of Interstate Competition

    Triple Taxation and the Non-Dangers of Interstate Competition
    by Neil H. BuchananFor a relatively minor and unheralded case, Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne presents a surprisingly large number of interesting issues, in both constitutional law and tax policy.  Because…
  • May 27

    Formalism and Functionalism in the Fifth Case in the Article III "Trilogy"

    Formalism and Functionalism in the Fifth Case in the Article III "Trilogy"
    By Michael DorfArticle III grants federal judges life tenure and salary protection. Nonetheless, Congress may assign some business that could be assigned to an Article III court to adjudication by personnel who lack life tenure and salary…
  • May 26

    Interstate Trade Wars, Taxes, and the Dormant Commerce Clause

    Interstate Trade Wars, Taxes, and the Dormant Commerce Clause
    by Neil H. BuchananLast Wednesday, Professor Dorf's Verdict column and Dorf on Law post responded to Justice Scalia's dissent in the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne.  Professor Dorf chose…
Rank this Week: 1124

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 1191

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/
  • May 27

    Judge Kopf Can Sleep Better Now!

    Judge Kopf Can Sleep Better Now!
    Nebraska abolishes the death penalty.Led by Ernie Chambers, the legislature overrides veto by vote of 30-19.Sleep tight, Judge.
  • May 26

    Considering the Monster

    Considering the Monster
    Judge Kopf is conflicted about the death penalty.  He's told us that, in various ways and at various times, most recently and explicitly (where he uses the actual word conflicted here.This morning, he offers "one side of that…
  • May 18

    Resuscitating the Dying

    Resuscitating the Dying
    It was 20 years ago when Clifford O'Sullivan sat on the witness stand in a California courtroom.  He was six years old.  He could barely see above the railing.  But he was there to testify.  Eighteen months earlier, his…
Rank this Week: 4045

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    An "indefensible tension" in Evenwel?: Does the Constitution prohibit for state districts the "one person/one vote" formula that the Constitution requires for federal districts?

    An "indefensible tension" in Evenwel?: Does the Constitution prohibit for state districts the "one person/one vote" formula that the Constitution requires for federal districts?
    Following up on the recent posts by Joey Fishkin and David Gans on the Evenwel case that the Court has decided to hear, I thought it might be worth posting the argument made by the United States the last time this issue reached the…
  • May 27

    Three Paths to Constitutionalism

    Three Paths to Constitutionalism
    Bruce AckermanI’ve just published a 5000 word sketch of my current book project that attempts a new framework for confronting the world-wide rise of constitutionalism during the twentieth century. Here’s a link to the article in…
  • May 27

    Dan Meltzer's Fed Court

    Dan Meltzer's Fed Court
    Thanks to Marty for the lovely – and spot on – recollection of Harvard Law Professor Dan Meltzer, in the face of the terribly sad news of his death.  It was my great privilege to have met Dan Meltzer first as my teacher some…
Rank this Week: 2795

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/
  • May 27

    Better late than never...

    Better late than never...
    FCC waits a year to publish formal notice needed to make porting reforms effective. One finds the strangest things while meandering through the pages of the Federal Register. Recently, for example, we noticed that the FCC had published…
  • May 26

    Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?

    Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?
    Audio Division cracks down on permittees who construct non-compliant, less-than-permanent facilities. A broadcast construction permit comes with conventional expectations. The permittee is expected to build the facilities specified in the…
  • May 22

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)
    Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the FCC has released its proposed regulatory fees for 2015. Now we all have something to mull over during all those boring parades, fireworks shows, baseball games and cook-outs. Lucky us! As usual,…
Rank this Week: 5010

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/
  • May 27

    The Effective Early American State

    The Effective Early American State
    Max Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State (2014).Roman HoyosFor those of us working on the relationship between law and the American state, Max Edling’s first book, A Revolution in Favor of Government, was…
  • May 26

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution
    Gregory Ablavsky, Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause, 124 Yale L.J. 1012 (2015).Bethany BergerFederal Indian law fits awkwardly in American constitutional doctrine, so much so that Justice Clarence Thomas has declared it “to say the…
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
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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/
  • May 26

    Yates v. United States: Overcoming Plain Meaning

    Yates v. United States: Overcoming Plain Meaning
    As we enter the home stretch of the Supreme Court term, I have been reviewing the criminal cases already decided by the Court this year. For my money, the most interesting is Yates v. United States, which presents a classic statutory…
  • Apr 6

    Final Version of Good Conduct Time Paper Is Now Available

    Final Version of Good Conduct Time Paper Is Now Available
    The new issue of the Marquette Law Review includes my paper, “Good Conduct Time for Prisoners: Why (and How) Wisconsin Should Provide Credits Toward Early Release.”  This paper expands considerably on my article on the…
  • Apr 3

    Deadly Force in Philly

    Deadly Force in Philly
    Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a voluminous report on uses of deadly force by the Philadelphia Police Department.  In recent years, there has been a drop in both violent crime and assaults on police officers in the…
Rank this Week: 3324

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/
  • May 26

    Money in Politic

    Money in Politic
    For decades before the Supreme Court decided Citizens United, political scientists concluded that more money helped our democracy by increasing competition. They had also concluded that it did not disadvantage Democrats, who would hold their…
  • May 19

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case
    I’d like to tell you about a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding religious education.[1] Quebec has a “mandatory core curriculum” which includes a Program on Ethics and Religious Culture, to teach…
  • May 12

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement
    Not long ago, I met the daughter of two of my wife’s high school teachers. Grant and Joyce Banks were legendary in Rutherford County. They traveled to the homes and met the families of every one of their students. Their purpose was to…
Rank this Week: 3169

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
  • May 25

    Talking about Church Discipline — Nine Points to Consider

    Talking about Church Discipline — Nine Points to Consider
    Churches and other religious organizations often ask what can be said about members or employees who are being disciplined. If an employee or member is being dismissed, can other members know why? The answer may be yes—but it’s…
  • Feb 25

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group
    Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in front of the House Education Committee on a bill that would have protected student religious liberty rights on campus. Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in…
  • Jan 8

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value
    What if your religious beliefs as an employee are in conflict with the organization’s basic values? Does it have to accommodate you anyway? Maybe, according to a recent Pennsylvania case.What if your religious beliefs as an employee are…
Rank this Week: 1502

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/
  • May 20

    Difusión | Curso online La Justicia

    Difusión | Curso online La Justicia
    Difundimos la inscripción para un curso abierto y gratuito que recomendamos. Se tratan alli temas desde la venta de órganos hasta los impuestos, del análisis económico del derecho a john rawls, del derecho a la…
  • May 18

    Sanción deportiva a los equipos por lo que hacen sus hincha

    Sanción deportiva a los equipos por lo que hacen sus hincha
    ///A propósito de lo ocurrido la semana pasada, he pensado que en el debate de si está bien aplicar sanciones deportivas a un equipo por (graves) inconductas externas (de hinchas y terceros ajenos a los jugadores) hay algo afin…
  • May 15

    Votos en la Corte: Fayt en número

    Votos en la Corte: Fayt en número
    En donde veremos como interviene en los casos importantes. Como lo ha hecho desde el 83 hasta ahora, y cómo lo ha hecho específicamente en la última década. Si es disidente o vota mas seguido con mayorías.…
Rank this Week: 1077

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
  • May 20

    XKCD on Drone Regulation

    XKCD on Drone Regulation
    Regular readers of this blog should know that I am interested in state and federal regulation of drones. It therefore shouldn't be a surprise that I am particularly amused by XKCD's take on drone regulation, which a friend shared with me…
  • May 18

    Justice Scalia on "Snookering" the Supreme Court into Granting Certiorari

    Justice Scalia on "Snookering" the Supreme Court into Granting Certiorari
    The Supreme Court just issued its opinion in City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan. The questions presented in that case were: (1) Whether Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires law enforcement officers to provide…
  • May 15

    New Florida Law Restricting Private Drone Use

    New Florida Law Restricting Private Drone Use
    Florida's governor recently signed S.B. 766, a bill that expands and clarifies restrictions on drone use listed in section 934.50, Florida Statutes. The full text of the bill is available here. Reports on the passage of the bill are available…
Rank this Week: 2438

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry
    Last week Stowers & Sarcone successfully secured the removal of one of their clients from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. The client met all of the criteria of Iowa Code Section 692A.128 and was determined to be a low risk to re-offend.…
  • May 19

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill
    On May 1, 2015 Governor Branstad signed Senate Bill 385. “An Act Relating to the Expungement of Not-Guilty Verdicts and Dismissed Criminal-Charge Records…” into law. This is a big step for Iowa which had no general…
  • Jan 27

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge
    FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES vs STATE DRUG CHARGES: What’s the difference? What makes a federal drug charge vs a state drug charge? Federal drug charges are prosecuted in the United States District Court by the United States Attorney’s…
Rank this Week: 925

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

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

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • May 18

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right
    Last week I wrote about your child’s special education “stay put” rights when Due Process is filed, and discussed how the right to extend “stay put” all the way through the appeals process was currently being…
  • May 14

    Understanding the Special Education “Stay-Put” Provision

    Understanding the Special Education “Stay-Put” Provision
    As IEP season is upon us, parents of children with special needs are reminded of the need to understand how to utilize the “Stay Put” provision in the IDEA.   This provision is intended to protect a child from being jerked…
  • Apr 1

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need
    If you have a child with a Section 504 Plan or who receives special education services under an IEP, it’s important to know that your child may have some additional rights to either address helping him behave more appropriately in…
Rank this Week: 2195

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • May 9

    The futility of offering solution

    The futility of offering solution
    As a frequent candidate for elected office I have learned the disappointing lesson that solutions don't sell — at least not to most of the voters. As soon as one gets specific, one loses more support than one gains.I learned that…
  • Apr 27

    Same-sex marriage cases misframed

    Same-sex marriage cases misframed
    The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Obergfell v. Hodges, addressing the constitutionality of laws restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples. However, most of arguments are abysmally confused.First there is confusion on what…
  • Apr 12

    Grand jury reform Texas 2015

    Grand jury reform Texas 2015
    Statement ofJon Rolandbefore the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justicein support to SB 135March 21, 2015I am the Founder and President of the Constitution Society, website at http://constitution.org. I urge the Texas Legislature to adopt…
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Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • 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,…
  • Mar 16

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!
     Last week was a gem. Twice, clients who were almost certain to go to prison when we first started working their cases, avoided that fate. First, in federal court a twenty-year-old kid who pleaded guilty to distributing heroin and…
  • Mar 16

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!
     Last week was a gem. Twice, clients who were almost certain to go to prison when we first started working their cases, avoided that fate. First, in federal court a twenty-year-old kid who pleaded guilty to distributing heroin and…
Rank this Week: 1291

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Judges Aren't Politicians, High Court Say

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

    Swastika Display Triggers Hate Speech Debate

    Swastika Display Triggers Hate Speech Debate
    A Sacramento man's display of a swastika on his front lawn has triggered a hate speech debate in California. State Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) was joined by a group of veterans, community leaders and fellow legislators February 26…
  • Jun 21

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower
    The U. S. Supreme Court has taken a step in the right direction for public employee whistleblowers. The Court's June 19 decision in Lane v. Franks reiterates that citizens don't surrender First Amendment rights by accepting public…
Rank this Week: 1231

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

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

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Apr 30

    The Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause, Descendant of the Magna Carta

    The Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause, Descendant of the Magna Carta
     “No freemen shall be taken or imprisoned or disseised or exiled or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him nor send upon him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.” Magna Carta, Chapter…
  • Mar 31

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to Confront Witnesse

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to Confront Witnesse
    Sir Walter Raleigh of the late 1500’s is known for a number of things.  He was a great explorer[1] of the New World, both North and South America. He is either credited or cursed for promoting tobacco in England.  He is cited…
  • Feb 22

    Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part III

    Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part III
    The preceding Part I and Part II, containing Exhibits A through G overwhelmingly establish the laser-focus of the Compact for America approach on advancing and ratifying a specific amendment is four-square what the Founders expected from…
Rank this Week: 1751

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

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

    Net Vitality Should Be the Cornerstone of U.S. Broadband Policy

    Net Vitality Should Be the Cornerstone of U.S. Broadband Policy
    By guest blogger PROF. STUART N. BROTMAN, faculty member at Harvard Law School and author of the study Net Vitality: Identifying the Top-Tier Global Broadband Internet Leaders published by The Media Institute.  Prof. Brotman is a member…
  • Apr 16

    The FCC’s Wheeler of Fortune

    The FCC’s Wheeler of Fortune
    LAS VEGAS – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s speech yesterday to broadcasters attending the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show here dealt primarily with broadcast-specific subjects. …
  • Apr 7

    Is This What Net Neutrality Is Really About?

    Is This What Net Neutrality Is Really About?
    Recent congressional hearings held in the wake of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality ruling provide a glimpse into what is so deeply wrong with this regulation, and why so many activist groups were behind it.…
Rank this Week: 3505

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Apr 23

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition
    LegislativeAdoption agencies could refuse to place children in otherwise stable homes because the parents seeking to adopt are unmarried, previously divorced, a same sex couple, or adherents to a religion not practiced by the child-placing…
  • Mar 25

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese bills are especially troublesome because they would allow government employees to discriminate in the name of religion. We’ve been blogging a lot about state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)…
  • Mar 12

    “Religious Freedom” Bills in the States and RFRA on the Hill

    “Religious Freedom” Bills in the States and RFRA on the Hill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislative“The worst kind of discrimination... is when the government is the discriminator.” - Colorado Rep. Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock)In the StatesMany so-called “religious freedom” bills are…
Rank this Week: 2139

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1325

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Apr 13

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15

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

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

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5
    In Carter, the Supreme Court reconsidered the constitutionality of the prohibition on assisted suicide, which had previously been upheld in Rodriguez. Continue reading →
  • Jan 27

    Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25

    Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25
    In TWU v. NSBS, Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court delivered a resounding vindication for freedom of religion last month, overturning a Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society regulation which would have prohibited Trinity Western University…
Rank this Week: 3004