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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: 7

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Kolon Industries, Incorporated v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company 14-77 Issue: Whether, under 28 U.S.C. § 455(b), the federal recusal statute, a federal judge is relieved of his mandatory…
  • Aug 29

    Last of first-round same-sex marriage cases is in

    Last of first-round same-sex marriage cases is in
    The last in the first round of new same-sex marriage cases to reach the Supreme Court — an appeal by a county clerk in Virginia — was filed on Friday, and it offered the Court a variety of options for confronting the…
  • Aug 28

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Bonner v. City of Brighton, Michigan 14-63 Issue: (1) Whether certiorari should be granted to resolve the conflicting decisions between the Michigan Supreme Court and other states’ courts as to…
Rank this Week: 15

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 29

    Could Be A Long Weekend

    Could Be A Long Weekend
    Gonna do radical stuff under the hood of the blog. Expect flaky behavior until I sound the all clear. Best case: all goes smoothly tomorrow and blog stops crashing. Worst case: on Monday I’m back where I started.
  • Aug 29

    I’m Live on Twit.tv

    I’m Live on Twit.tv
    Live link to twit.tv Update: I’m archived now on This Week In Law.
  • Aug 25

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014
    Lots of ink gets spilled on the Governor’s race. But the ballot we face in the election on Aug. 26 is complex, and has a lot of important races on it. This post covers the downballot – the judicial elections. … Continue…
Rank this Week: 33

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: 34

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Phillip v. Schriro, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117720 (SD NY, Aug. 22, 2014), a New York federal district court allowed a Muslim inmate to proceed with most of his claims that his free exercise rights were violated when he was denied…
  • Aug 31

    5th Circuit: Religious Accommodation Turns On Employee's Personal Sincere Belief

    5th Circuit: Religious Accommodation Turns On Employee's Personal Sincere Belief
    In Davis v. Fort Bend County, (5th Cir., Aug. 26, 2014), in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in a Title VII religious accommodation case held that employee Lois Davis, a county desktop support supervisor, had…
  • Aug 30

    School Officials Do Not Enjoy Immunity In Equal Protection Suit Claiming Anti-Jewish Fellow-Student Harassment

    School Officials Do Not Enjoy Immunity In Equal Protection Suit Claiming Anti-Jewish Fellow-Student Harassment
    In Shiveley v. Green Local School District Board of Education, (6th Cir., Aug. 27, 2014), parents sued school board members for permitting the anti-Jewish haressment and bullying of their daughter by fellow students.  School board…
Rank this Week: 47

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 29

    After Ferguson, U.N. Calls on U.S. to Get Its Act Together on Race Discrimination

    After Ferguson, U.N. Calls on U.S. to Get Its Act Together on Race Discrimination
    In the last several weeks, the state of Missouri has captured news headlines around the globe: first, with reports coming out of Ferguson of yet another unarmed African-American young man shot and killed by police, and then with accounts of a…
  • Aug 29

    Body-Worn Cameras Should Not Expand Beyond Law Enforcement

    Body-Worn Cameras Should Not Expand Beyond Law Enforcement
    The Guardian reported last week that Miami Beach is planning on expanding the use of body cameras beyond the police to include “meter maids,” code enforcement officers, and building and fire inspectors. This use of the technology…
  • Aug 28

    For the Poor, Every Arrest is a Gamble

    For the Poor, Every Arrest is a Gamble
    Homeless. Unemployed. Kids taken. Locked up. Guilty. If you're rich like Lindsey Lohan, you can be charged with assault and let off the hook – all with the help of a highly paid, private lawyer. But if you're poor and accused of even…
Rank this Week: 58

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: 99

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 179

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 29

    Ferguson and Spokeo

    Ferguson and Spokeo
    Rejecting the notion, floated by some so-called "progressives" and members of the Congressional Black Caucus that we need a Police Czar to prevent what happened to Michael Brown.  Or maybe what happened afterwards.  You know, to…
  • Aug 17

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law
    What should he do if it's true?  If he actually beat his wife?That's what Judge Kopf asks at his blog, Hercules and the Umpire.  He's asking about Mark Fuller. That's The Honorable Mark Fuller, Judge of the United States District…
  • Aug 15

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri
    The Mets are going nowhere fast.  Terry Collins, the manager, said the other day that he expects them to be in the post-season.  Either he was either lying or he's delusional.  The team (and I'm trying to be gentle about this)…
Rank this Week: 418

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 29

    Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)

    Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)
    by Michael DorfA recent New Yorker article by Jill Lepore uses the Democratic primary challenge by Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo as an occasion to problematize the concept of political corruption. I…
  • Aug 28

    The Same Answer for Every Problem: Idees Fixes in Sports, Teaching, and Social Security

    The Same Answer for Every Problem: Idees Fixes in Sports, Teaching, and Social Security
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan[Note to Readers: My new Verdict column was published this morning: "One Wrong Answer to Some Very Important Questions: Understanding Why Cash Payments to College Athletes is a Bad Idea."  I discuss that…
  • Aug 27

    Ferguson, Broken Windows, and de Blasio's Dilemma

    Ferguson, Broken Windows, and de Blasio's Dilemma
    by Michael DorfIn my new Verdict column I endorse the proposal for police to be equipped with wearable cameras to record police-citizen interactions. I note the legitimate concerns raised by these proposals but conclude that they can be…
Rank this Week: 444

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    What's in a Name

    What's in a Name
    My down and dirty research indicates that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has more than doubled while President Obama has been in office.  The Dow began the day at 17,044.  When Obama took office, the Dow was at 7,949. The result…
  • Aug 28

    Overruled: A (Third) Response To Professor Adler

    Overruled: A (Third) Response To Professor Adler
    Rob Weiner In the hopes of capping the increasingly tedious (not to mention snarky) contretemps with Professor Jonathan Adler, I think it worth reviewing a few of the instances where his responses to my blog posts on Halbig have ignored,…
  • Aug 28

    Disturbing reversal of hate-crime convictions in Amish hair-cutting case

    Disturbing reversal of hate-crime convictions in Amish hair-cutting case
    Yesterday a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned the convictions of 16 members of the Bergholz Old Order Amish community in Ohio under the 2009 federal hate-crimes law, even though it was undisputed…
Rank this Week: 410

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: 361

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
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 291

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 29

    LegalEyes for August 29, 2014

    LegalEyes for August 29, 2014
    by Caroline CoxArit John reports for The Wire that six plaintiffs are suing the police forces in Ferguson and St. Louis County for civil rights abuses.In The New York Times, Julia Preston writes on a new immigration policy that permits asylum…
  • Aug 29

    What Women Want

    What Women Want
    by Deborah L. Rhode, the Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, the  E.W. McFarland Professor of Law,  and the Director of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University In a New Yorker cartoon, a woman…
  • Aug 28

    Fighting for Enduring Principles through LGBT Advocacy

    Fighting for Enduring Principles through LGBT Advocacy
    by Caroline CoxMary Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) sees the continuing fight for LGBT rights as a matter of basic constitutional fairness. In an interview with the ACS at the…
Rank this Week: 661

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
  • Aug 28

    Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department 8-11-2014

    Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department 8-11-2014
    From “Fast and Furious” to the unprecedented surveillance of journalists, Eric Holder’s Justice Department has become the dark side of the Obama Administration. The Attorney General is at the center of a growing list of…
  • Jul 24

    2014 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-18-2014

    2014 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-18-2014
    Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter On July 18, 2014, Thomas Hungar of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Noel Francisco of Jones Day delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington,…
  • Jun 11

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014
    Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes | The Administrative Conference, together with The Federalist Society, the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice and Administrative Law and Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 861

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 26

    Staying connected to why I attended law school in the first place.

    Staying connected to why I attended law school in the first place.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com     Law school…
  • Aug 25

    Musical chairs of calendaring criminal trials.

    Musical chairs of calendaring criminal trials.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
  • Aug 24

    Was Maryland judge justified in ordering electric shock for defendant's not clamming up?

    Was Maryland judge justified in ordering electric shock for defendant's not clamming up?
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com     The saying…
Rank this Week: 511

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 521

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 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 895

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 16

    A Green Ribbon Wouldn't Have Saved Robin William

    A Green Ribbon Wouldn't Have Saved Robin William
    Guest post by Heidi Pie AronsonBreast cancer used to be a shameful secret. Now everybody knows what a pink ribbon stands for. It’s less well-known that green ribbons signify depression awareness, along with Lyme Disease and pedestrian…
  • Aug 8

    Jewish Offensive

    Jewish Offensive
    Many of my oldest and dearest friends who have a deeper and far more personal connection than I to Israel and its People, have been writing and posting links not simply in support of Israel's right to defend itself from Hamas' terrorist…
  • Aug 3

    Some Folks Torturing Other Folk

    Some Folks Torturing Other Folk
    Previewing a declassified report that concludes that the prior Administration used techniques on terrorism suspects that amounted to torture, President Obama conceded that "we did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some…
Rank this Week: 558

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"
     This weekend I received an inquiry from someone who had been convicted after the judge instructed the jury it could find him guilty of DUI even if it did not find he had a breath alcohol level above .08%. He complained that by…
  • Aug 7

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free
     Back in June of 2009, I posted that Zachary Neagle had become a client. He was charged with murder - having shot his father in the head as he was asleep on a couch in their home. The case presented the ultimate challenge; convincing…
  • Jul 23

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!
     Attorney Will Young, an associate at Peterson Lawyers writes todays post on misdemeanor cases. So, you have been charged with a misdemeanor. You are probably feeling overwhelmed, nervous, and at least a little bit confused about the…
Rank this Week: 956

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: 722

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: 934

Media Law

Media Law

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

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
  • Dec 16

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector
    I have been playing around with a handy little device called the HoverCam Mini 5.  Billed as a pocket-sized scanner, it is actually a 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera that functions as both an overhead scanner and a video projector. You…
  • Dec 13

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor
    In January, I am slated to become president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the premier legal charity supporting access to justice and civil legal services in Massachusetts. I am particularly honored because 2014 is a momentous year for…
  • Dec 13

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product
    Transporter, a device that lets lawyers set up their own private cloud for secure file storage, has been named as the year’s top new product for lawyers in TechnoLawyer’s listing of the top 25 new products and services. The top 25…
Rank this Week: 664

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 655

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Aug 31

    How a hurricane brought an important Founding Father to America

    How a hurricane brought an important Founding Father to America
    How different would America have been without a hurricane that hit St. Croix in late August 1772? Without it, Alexander Hamilton may never have never shaped this country’s history.
  • Aug 29

    Looking at two little-known versions of our Constitution

    Looking at two little-known versions of our Constitution
    In 1787, the Founding Fathers proposed a new Constitution that profoundly changed America. But did you know some residents of Pennsylvania and New York were given versions of the Constitution that differed from the one approved in…
  • Aug 29

    Video: From the front page to the National Constitution Center

    Video: From the front page to the National Constitution Center
    Debt, health care, war—whatever the news of the day, featured guests at the National Constitution Center explain the issues and tell you what you need to know.
Rank this Week: 2028

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 30

    US House Committee Passes USPAP Exemption Bill

    US House Committee Passes USPAP Exemption Bill
    The US House Financial Services Committee approved H.R. 5148 which would grant certain “high-risk” mortgages an exemption from having an appraisal performed in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal…
  • Aug 29

    Orlando Drops Taking Of Church Property.

    Orlando Drops Taking Of Church Property.
    The City of Orlando on Monday dropped its attempt to condemn a family-owned church to build a new Major League Soccer stadium.  The Church was the last holdout for the project.  Orlando will move the new stadium about a block west…
  • Aug 28

    Appraisal Institute Releases “Standards of Valuation Practice”

    Appraisal Institute Releases “Standards of Valuation Practice”
    The Appraisal Institute has produced its Standards of Valuation Practice which may, in certain circumstances, be used as an alternative to “USPAP.” USPAP – the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice – is…
Rank this Week: 1596

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

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

    Digitizing Guardianships and Conservatorship

    Digitizing Guardianships and Conservatorship
    It took us three months, but we managed to do it; input pertinent vital information into a private database for nearly 100 individuals over whom we have responsibility in our capacity as a professional fiduciary.The Oakland County Probate…
  • Aug 22

    SCOTUS and the Same-Sex Marriage Civil Rights Movement

    SCOTUS and the Same-Sex Marriage Civil Rights Movement
    Colasanti and Ryder outsideOakland Circuit Court in MarchWe here at the Law Blogger could not help but notice that same sex couple Frank Colasonti, Jr. and James Ryder were in federal court yesterday before U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith…
  • Aug 15

    Sixth Circuit Considers Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Sixth Circuit Considers Same-Sex Marriage Case
    The DeBoer same sex marriage and adoption case made big news in Michigan last spring when, following a bench trial, federal judge Bernard Friedman invalidated Michigan's ban against same-sex marriages.  The Michigan Attorney General…
Rank this Week: 3883

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Sovereign Immunity Protects Official's Determination of Streambed Ownership

    Sovereign Immunity Protects Official's Determination of Streambed Ownership
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled this week in Lacano Investments v. Balash that state sovereign immunity barred a suit against a state official for his determination that streambeds claimed by the plaintiffs…
  • Aug 29

    Texas Supreme Court: Injunction Prohibiting Future Defamation an Unconstitutional Prior Restraint But . . .

    Texas Supreme Court: Injunction Prohibiting Future Defamation an Unconstitutional Prior Restraint But . . .
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its unanimous opinion today in Kinney v. Barnes, the Texas Supreme Court (pictured) considered the constitutionality of requested relief on an injunction in a…
  • Aug 28

    Tenth Circuit Upholds NLRB Ruling with Recess Appointment

    Tenth Circuit Upholds NLRB Ruling with Recess Appointment
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Tenth Circuit yesterday upheld an NLRB order by a Board panel that included Craig Becker, one of President Obama's recess appointments to the Board. The court suggested that the parties might…
Rank this Week: 1240

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/
  • Aug 29

    2014 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced

    2014 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced
     Fire up your computer, free up some space on your credit cards and get your FRN information ready – you’ve got until SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 to get your reg fees paid … and they must be paid electronically. Apparently…
  • Aug 29

    Upcoming Webinar: Whither Aereo? (or should that be "Wither Aereo?")

    Upcoming Webinar: Whither Aereo? (or should that be "Wither Aereo?")
    As we all know, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the Aereo case two months ago – but that wasn’t the end of the matter by any means. The Court’s decision left a number of questions unanswered. And, as has been the…
  • Aug 28

    NLRB Panel Likes "Likes"

    NLRB Panel Likes "Likes"
    To the likely dislike of companies who aren’t careful about their social media policies, NLRB holds Facebook “liking” can be “concerted protected activity”. I’ve written a few pieces about the National…
Rank this Week: 3396

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Aug 29

    Mosque Mess: U.S. Government Sues Minn. Town Over Islamic Center Rejection

    Mosque Mess: U.S. Government Sues Minn. Town Over Islamic Center Rejection
    Sarah JonesWall of SeparationMembers of the Abu Huraira Islamic Center claim they were unconstitutionally denied the permit by the city of St. Anthony in 2012. On Wednesday, the DOJ agreed. A Minnesota town is being sued by the U.S.…
  • Aug 29

    Mosque Mess: U.S. Government Sues Minn. Town Over Mosque Rejection

    Mosque Mess: U.S. Government Sues Minn. Town Over Mosque Rejection
    Sarah JonesWall of SeparationMembers of the Abu Huraira Islamic Center claim they were unconstitutionally denied the permit by the city of St. Anthony in 2012. On Wednesday, the DOJ agreed. A Minnesota town is being sued by the U.S.…
  • Aug 28

    Taxing Our Patience: Is The IRS Finally Ready To Stop Church Politicking?

    Taxing Our Patience: Is The IRS Finally Ready To Stop Church Politicking?
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationThe IRS hasn’t exactly been aggressive in enforcing the law when it comes to partisan politicking by houses of worship. Have you heard the latest? The Internal Revenue Service has entered into a secret deal…
Rank this Week: 2053

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 29

    Infeliz día del abogado

    Infeliz día del abogado
    Esto lo publiqué hace unos buenos años en este viejo blog, pero como el público se renueva, aquí va de nuevo la revelación de por qué los abogados somos infelices.|||El artículo se…
  • Aug 24

    La Constitución, veinte y veintiún años después.

    La Constitución, veinte y veintiún años después.
    Se fue Estudiantes. Vázquez, a lo guapo.La pregunta es qué pensaría alguien si se hubiera dormido el día de la jura de la Constitución y se despierta veinte años después.Otra pregunta…
  • Aug 12

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión
    Finalmente, en la continuidad de una política de Estado que viene de la década del noventa, Argentina votó su Digesto Jurídico, personaje central hoy de la cartelería y folletería profesional.Obviamos…
Rank this Week: 2202

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3546

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
Rank this Week: 2082

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Aug 27

    DeShaney in the Circuits (V): The Third and Tenth Circuits Weigh In

    DeShaney in the Circuits (V): The Third and Tenth Circuits Weigh In
    I have blogged previously about how the DeShaney decision has fared in the circuits. The first time was on 8-22-11; the second time was on 6-1-12; the third time was on 5-20-13; and the most recent was on 6-6-13. Here are two DeShaney-related…
  • Aug 7

    Outline of Remarks on Town of Greece

    Outline of Remarks on Town of Greece
    I spoke yesterday, on August 6, 2014, about the Supreme Court‘s Town of Greece town meeting legislative prayer decision at the National Conference of Jewish Lawyers. In my remarks I situated Town of Greece in Establishment…
  • Jul 29

    All My Videos: Constitutional Law, Section 1983 and SCOTUS

    All My Videos: Constitutional Law, Section 1983 and SCOTUS
    My videos–some lengthy, some relatively brief–on constitutional law (including the First and Second Amendments), section 1983 and the Supreme Court, are now available in one place on Youtube right here:…
Rank this Week: 3884

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 26

    Regionalism vs. the Environment

    Regionalism vs. the Environment
    There’s been news recently about a decline in gas prices. Hallelujah? Or oh my God! Decline in prices means more people will build energy inefficient homes and invest in gas guzzling machinery or businesses. Some will benefit, but the…
  • Aug 19

    American scientific capital

    American scientific capital
    A panel at a national meeting of historians I attended was devoted to the relation between the study of history and STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One speaker explained that practical skills were widespread…
  • Aug 12

    Misunderstanding Iran

    Misunderstanding Iran
    For the last few days my wife and I attended the semi-annual meeting of the International Society for Iranian Studies. It was held in Montreal this time. Several panels were devoted to Iranian foreign policy. At one of them, scholars outlined…
Rank this Week: 4522

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 26

    Pennsylvania Mutiny Chases Congress to Princeton, NJ

    Pennsylvania Mutiny Chases Congress to Princeton, NJ
    The Constitution provided for the creation of a “federal enclave” for the United States capital with these words: “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles…
  • Aug 22

    Constitution’s Ninth Amendment: Protecting Unenumerated Right

    Constitution’s Ninth Amendment: Protecting Unenumerated Right
    On September 17, 1787 the drafting of the American Constitution was complete.  The proposed document was not without its detractors and several delegates who participated refused to sign the document.[1]  A major objection was the…
  • Aug 18

    Eighth Amendment: Banning Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    Eighth Amendment: Banning Cruel and Unusual Punishment
    The Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights.  Along with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments it recognizes procedural rights for persons accused of crimes.  The purpose of these procedural rights is…
Rank this Week: 1746

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Aug 21

    ProPublica and the Problem With Journalism

    ProPublica and the Problem With Journalism
    It’s symptomatic of the syndrome: So many people who presume to speak for and about journalism’s shortcomings misdiagnose both the problem and its solutions.  So it is that individuals of a certain mindset promote the idea…
  • Jul 14

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution
    It came as no surprise when, in June, Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and 41 other U.S. senators, Democrats all, proposed a campaign finance amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010,…
  • Jul 10

    Dropping George Will Is a Bad Way To Arrest That Subscriber Decline, Post-Dispatch

    Dropping George Will Is a Bad Way To Arrest That Subscriber Decline, Post-Dispatch
    Even as such things are becoming commonplace, the sacking of George Will’s syndicated column by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sets a new low in mainstream journalism’s race to the bottom. In case you’re unfamiliar with the…
Rank this Week: 3671

Constitution

Constitution

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

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

    Lay v. legal versions of originalism

    Lay v. legal versions of originalism
    There has been a recent debate on the Volokh Conspiracy and the Originalism blog here, here, here, here, and here among Ilya Somin, Michael Ramsey, and Timothy Sandefur, over whether the meanings of the terms used in the U.S. Constitution…
  • Jun 30

    Anwar al Awlaki

    Anwar al Awlaki
    The issue with Anwar al Awlaki is not whether he was a citizen, or even where he was. If we examine the legal history of the right of due process, we find that it was not confined to citizens (or "subjects" in the English…
  • Jun 28

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Much has been written, and miswritten, on the Magna Carta. It expressed several key principles of law that were incorporated into the U.S. Constitution, and most other national and state constitutions. Of course, most of it is no…
Rank this Week: 4183

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Aug 19

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeIn the wake of the troubling Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision, Congress introduced a bill to prevent employers from using religion to deny essential health care coverage to their employees.The Not My Boss’…
  • Aug 15

    August Recess: Take Action in Your State!

    August Recess: Take Action in Your State!
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeLet your U.S. Representative and Senators know how important church-state separation is to you.In the month of August, members of Congress leave the District and head back to enjoy summer in their home states. This…
  • Apr 30

    School Vouchers Still Not Working

    School Vouchers Still Not Working
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeTaxpayers should not fund programs that claim to provide great opportunity for vulnerable students when they actually may provide a worse education.Legislators around the country continue to push for private school…
Rank this Week: 2052

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

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy
    Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children get hurt.Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children…
  • Jan 4

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law
    Mission organizations are heavy users of various forms of social media, on an individual and organizational level. With personnel, offices, and supporters in multiple countries and time zones, social media makes sense. It has enormous…
  • Dec 7

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege
    In most states, and under the common law, communications with spiritual leaders are protected under a privilege called clergy-communicant, clergy-congregant, clergy communications or something similar. But when does it apply? Ministers must…
Rank this Week: 3525

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/
  • Aug 14

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Graham v. Florida (2010) and Miller v. Alabama (2012) undoubtedly constitute the most important developments in Eighth Amendment law over the past decade.  Graham banned…
  • Jul 23

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release
    In 1998, Wisconsin adopted what may have been the nation’s most rigid truth-in-sentencing law, eliminating parole across the board and declining to put into place any alternative system of back-end release flexibility, such as credits…
  • Jul 23

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation
    We expect a lot from our criminal-justice system, and we don’t seem very impressed with the results we are getting.  These are two of the notable lessons that emerge from the most recent Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin…
Rank this Week: 4634

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 6

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario
    In early June, Fifth Court of Appeals Justice Jim Moseley (pictured) announced that he would be leaving the Court this month. He has since decided to join Gray, Reed & McGraw, where he will chair the firm’s appellate section. I have…
  • Jun 24

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
  • Jun 18

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
    The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular…
Rank this Week: 1578

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Jul 28

    Florida wins appeal to ban pediatricians from protecting kids from gun violence

    Florida wins appeal to ban pediatricians from protecting kids from gun violence
    In Florida, last year, 17 children aged 12 or younger were killed with guns, often accidentally.  Serious injuries remain even more common.  Yet despite frequent stories about small children gaining access to unsecured guns…
  • Jun 25

    Court rules warrant needed to search smartphone

    Court rules warrant needed to search smartphone
    In December, TeenJury reported that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear argument in a case to determine if police could search a suspect’s cellphone without first obtaining a warrant.  Today, the Court issued its unanimous…
  • May 4

    What is gerrymandering?

    What is gerrymandering?
    Democrats in Virginia are challenging redistricting maps drawn by Republicans, and they are expected to argue in court that the new boundaries of the state’s congressional districts were positioned unconstitutionally, and based largely…
Rank this Week: 4555

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

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

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1529

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

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

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jul 15

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”

    Special Education “Individual Employment Plans”
    Congress has passed a bill that may change the way many people with disabilities or other special needs now move into the workforce.  It amends the existing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Currently, large numbers of…
  • Jun 26

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input

    School Recess for Body Regulation and Sensory Input
    Here is an interesting article from the Council On School Health about the importance of recess for all students in school — not just students in special education. The Council writes because recess for students generally is…
  • Jun 25

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School

    Child With Autism Entitled to Service Dog in School
    The Unites States Justice Department recently brought suit on behalf of an 8 year old boy with special needs — autism and encephalopathy — against a New Jersey school district.  The suit alleged that the School District…
Rank this Week: 2117