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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/
  • Mar 28

    [David Bernstein] Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel

    [David Bernstein] Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel
    I was pretty shocked to find the following email in my inbox: Dear Fellow Members of the Virginia State Bar, Certain members of the Virginia State Bar and other individuals have expressed objections to the VSB’s plan to take the Midyear…
  • Mar 27

    [Orin Kerr] Where are the Section 215 cases?

    [Orin Kerr] Where are the Section 215 cases?
    I haven’t been blogging much lately — I’ve been too busy, although I’ve been regularly sharing new cases and links over at my Twitter feed — but I wanted to flag a new post I wrote for Lawfare on the pending…
  • Mar 26

    [Todd Zywicki] George Mason Law School’s position on the “Sodomite Suppression Act” proposal

    [Todd Zywicki] George Mason Law School’s position on the “Sodomite Suppression Act” proposal
    It appears that one of George Mason Law School’s more mentally unbalanced alumni has proposed the so-called “Sodomite Suppression Act” as a ballot initiative in California. It would, among other things, authorize under some…
Rank this Week: 10

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Mar 27

    Argument preview: Mental disability and death sentencing

    Argument preview: Mental disability and death sentencing
    At 10 a.m. Monday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on the procedure to be used to determine if an individual is mentally disabled and thus cannot be given a death sentence.  In Brumfield v. Cain, arguing for the…
  • Mar 27

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday the Court will hear oral argument in Brumfield v. Cain. The Court will also issue orders from the March 27 Conference. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises and Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco…
Rank this Week: 12

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Injunction, Civil Penalty Imposed On Florist That Refused To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding

    Injunction, Civil Penalty Imposed On Florist That Refused To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding
    As previously reported, last month a Washington state trial court held that a florist shop and its owner violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination and the state's Consumer Protection Act when the shop's owner advised a customer…
  • Mar 28

    Alaska Free Exercise Clause Defense To Illegal Salmon Fishing Is Rejected

    Alaska Free Exercise Clause Defense To Illegal Salmon Fishing Is Rejected
    In Phillip v. State of Alaska, (AK Ct. App., March 27, 2015), an Alaska court of appeals refused to dismiss criminal charges against 13 Yup'ik Eskimo fishermen charged with violating the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s…
  • Mar 27

    Preliminary Injunction Bars Extension of FMLA To Same-Sex Couple

    Preliminary Injunction Bars Extension of FMLA To Same-Sex Couple
    In State of Texas v. United States, (ND TX, March 26, 2015), a Texas federal district court granted a preliminary injunction ordering the Department of Labor to stay application of a rule amendment that extends the Family and Medical…
Rank this Week: 22

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 27

    Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation

    Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation
    by Michael DorfOn Monday, Justice Kennedy sent the blawgosphere into a bit of a tizzy when, in the course of testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, he answered a question about statutory interpretation by saying the…
  • Mar 26

    You Can't Fix This Stupid Law

    You Can't Fix This Stupid Law
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, published today, I continue a discussion that I began two weeks ago in a Verdict column and its associated Dorf on Law post.  In those earlier pieces, I discussed whether the debt ceiling…
  • Mar 25

    How Biased Towards Libertarianism is the US Constitution?

    How Biased Towards Libertarianism is the US Constitution?
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses  a recent Harvard Law Review essay by Suzanna Sherry, in which she reviews Richard Epstein’s book, The Classical Liberal Constitution. Sherry says (correctly) that Epstein defends a…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Mar 22

    Legitimation Crisis?

    Legitimation Crisis?
    Looks like a duck…
  • Mar 17

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube
    Coral Gables Commission Candidates Group IV debate held March 16 at 7pm, as recorded by Coral Gables TV.
  • Mar 16

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission
    Rather than the schedule I and (judging from the campaign talk) others expected, the Agave project — a big, big issue in this election — is going before the current, pre-election Commission, at a meeting on on March 25 at ……
Rank this Week: 43

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Commemorating the Joint Committee on Reconstruction

    Commemorating the Joint Committee on Reconstruction
    This is a year filled with sesquicentennial anniversaries of the Civil War.  Lee's surrender to Grant, Lincoln's assassination, and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment all occurred in 1865.But another transformative event of…
  • Mar 27

    IP and Other Regulation

    IP and Other Regulation
    Mark A. Lemley [1]For the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolIntellectual property (IP) is a form of regulation. As I have argued elsewhere, [3] IP laws are deliberate government interventions in the…
  • Mar 27

    Innovation Law Beyond IP 2: Bringing the State Back In

    Innovation Law Beyond IP 2: Bringing the State Back In
    Amy KapczynskiFor the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolI’m looking forward to welcoming a superb group here to Yale this weekend for our second annual “Innovation Law Beyond IP”…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Mar 24

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    "Evolving standards of decency" is a phrase used in Eighth Amendment jurisprudence to analyze whether a given practice is cruel and unusual.  While the Supreme Court has so far refused to find that capital punishment offends "the…
  • Mar 20

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil
    "We're too great a nation to allow the evil-doers to affect our soul and our spirit."  -- G.W. BushProgressives (myself included) invariably bemoan the lack of a legitimate presidential candidate that mirrors our values.  We pine…
  • Mar 10

    President Obama's Exceptional Speech

    President Obama's Exceptional Speech
    "What greater form of patriotism is there than the belief that America is not yet finished, that we are strong enough to be self-critical, that each successive generation can look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to…
Rank this Week: 79

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: 92

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
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
  • Mar 16

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"
    At her confirmation hearing, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said that "we are all originalists." Is that true, and what would it mean for it to be true? In Is Originalism Our Law?, I argue that there is an important sense in which Justice…
  • Mar 3

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"
    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone. The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and…
Rank this Week: 142

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
  • Mar 27

    Body Cameras on Police in School

    Body Cameras on Police in School
    We’re starting to get questions about the use of body cameras by “school resource officers,” a.k.a. police officers stationed in schools. First of all, we don't think that police officers should be routinely present in…
  • Mar 27

    The 'wHOLE' Truth Behind Solitary Confinement

    The 'wHOLE' Truth Behind Solitary Confinement
    On any given day in America there are 80,000 people in solitary settings, not counting youth in juvenile facilities and people in jails. With no evidence-based research of its effectiveness, solitary confinement is a form of imprisonment…
  • Mar 26

    A New U.N. Champion for Privacy

    A New U.N. Champion for Privacy
    The U.N. Human Rights Council voted today to establish a watchdog to monitor the state of privacy rights worldwide. That watchdog, called a special rapporteur, was created by a consensus vote of all members of the council. That’s very…
Rank this Week: 175

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: 194

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
  • Mar 27

    Debate: Hobby Lobby Decision 3-25-2015

    Debate: Hobby Lobby Decision 3-25-2015
    Federalist Society with the American Constitution Society and the National Constitution CenterThe Freedom Restoration Act prohibits the federal government from requiring closely held corporations to provide contraceptive coverage under…
  • Feb 26

    The Future of Media: Is Government Regulation In Today's Media Landscape "Over-The-Top"? 2-25-2015

    The Future of Media: Is Government Regulation In Today's Media Landscape "Over-The-Top"? 2-25-2015
    The Future of MediaThe Federalist Society's Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group and its George Washington University Law School Student Chapter co-sponsored a conference on the Future of Media -- examining the…
  • Feb 26

    Address by FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright - 2-25-2015

    Address by FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright - 2-25-2015
    The Future of Media The Federalist Society's Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group and its George Washington University Law School Student Chapter co-sponsored a conference on the Future of Media -- examining the…
Rank this Week: 319

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

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

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 284

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: 237

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/
  • Mar 27

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
  • Mar 25

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?
    Annemarie Bridy, Internet Payment Blockades, Fla. L. Rev (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Stacey DoganThe law of intermediary liability in intellectual property reflects a constant struggle for balance. On the one hand, rights owners…
  • Mar 24

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?
    Wendy A. Bach, The Hyperregulatory State: Women, Race, Poverty, and Support, 25 Yale J.L. & Feminism 317 (2014).Katharine BartlettTwo truths that feminists hold to be self-evident are: (1) that this society requires a more pro-active,…
Rank this Week: 553

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: 450

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 364

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: 500

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
  • Mar 27

    Pregnant Workers Look to Congress to Strengthen Supreme Court Win

    Pregnant Workers Look to Congress to Strengthen Supreme Court Win
    by Emily J.Martin, National Women’s Law Center On Wednesday, the Supreme Court delivered an important victory for pregnant workers, when in a 6-3 ruling it revived Peggy Young’s pregnancy discrimination case against UPS and sent…
  • Mar 27

    Criminal Justice Reform Gains Serious Bipartisan Attention

    Criminal Justice Reform Gains Serious Bipartisan Attention
    by Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst at Open Society Foundations I have spent over 25 years working on criminal justice reform issues and the recent Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform, co-hosted by an unlikely alliance of Van…
  • Mar 27

    Judicial Nominations Roundup for March 27, 2015

    Judicial Nominations Roundup for March 27, 2015
    by Caroline CoxOn Thursday, the White House announced two new United States District Court judge nominations. John Michael Vazquez is a nominee for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and Paula Xinis is a nominee…
Rank this Week: 1120

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1146

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/
  • Mar 23

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 6: Oral Argument and the Decision

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 6: Oral Argument and the Decision
    This post features the video and slidedeck for the sixth lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. This topic is timely for me as I prepare to stand at this podium…
  • Mar 18

    What a Legal-Writing Professor Wishes He’d Known as a New Lawyer

    What a Legal-Writing Professor Wishes He’d Known as a New Lawyer
    In this month’s Austin Lawyer, UT Law Professor Wayne Schiess published a short piece (also available here) pointing out four things he wishes he’d known about legal writing when he finished law school. I was struck by his first…
  • Mar 16

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 5: Handling an Appeal—Preparing Briefs (Part 2)

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 5: Handling an Appeal—Preparing Briefs (Part 2)
    This post features the video and slidedeck for the fifth lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. This class picks up where the last one left off. The basic…
Rank this Week: 818

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 24

    Facing Federal Charges? Research Indicates 99% of ALL Federal Defendants Will Be Sentenced!

    Facing Federal Charges? Research Indicates 99% of ALL Federal Defendants Will Be Sentenced!
     Attorney Alan Ellis writes a monthly newsletter that includes information and tips on federal sentencing and post-conviction matters. I just read the following from his February edition:  - Approximately 97% of all federal criminal…
  • Feb 10

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?
    A youngish lawyer in court today asked me about the blog: "What's going on with that podcast?" You may recall that I became engrossed in Serial, the investigative report turned podcast by All Things Considered. I have not been able to…
Rank this Week: 1027

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Mar 15

    About that Time I was Falsely Accused of Making a Rape Threat...

    About that Time I was Falsely Accused of Making a Rape Threat...
    I'm a controversial fellow who posts mean Tweets online. I get a lot of heat, and much of it is deserved. In fact, if you said you viewed me as the biggest asshole online, I'd be OK with that. Unfortunately people have gone beyond calling me…
  • Mar 10

    Adam Fisher: A Portrait of an SJW as a Lying Young Man

    Adam Fisher: A Portrait of an SJW as a Lying Young Man
    You must never believe the word of social activists calling themselves SJWs (short for social justice warriors) as they appear to have a defect causing them to lie about everything. How bad do they lie? They lie even about even trivial…
  • Jan 27

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
Rank this Week: 1069

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Mar 3

    What Changed the FCC Chairman’s Mind?

    What Changed the FCC Chairman’s Mind?
    On the occasion last week of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s passage of “net neutrality” regulations, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Commission, announced that it was “the proudest day of my public policy…
  • Feb 23

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?
    If “net neutrality” were a life form, it would be classified as a simple organism.  And that lack of complexity, as it happens, is its very appeal to certain “progressives,” garden-variety regulators, and large…
  • Feb 23

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?
    If “net neutrality” were a life form, it would be classified as a simple organism.  And that lack of complexity, as it happens, is its very appeal to certain “progressives,” garden-variety regulators, and large…
Rank this Week: 1160

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 24

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act
    Narrowly construing Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Court of Appeals just ruled that patient-to-patient transfers are not permitted.
  • Aug 23

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'
    The blog Congress, Courts, and Sex Offenders has an interesting editorial making the case that society’s current obsession with sex offenders is misplaced and that they have become the last pariahs.
  • Aug 23

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche
    Overturning a California Supreme Court decision to the contrary, the California Legislature has required police to get warrants supported by probable cause to search people’s cell phones. During an automobile stop, police can easily search…
Rank this Week: 572

The First: First Amendment…

The First: First Amendment Project's Weblog

Covers First Amendment Issues. From the First Amendment Project.

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

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil

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

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable

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

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

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?
    An article in the New York Times, China Web Sites Seeking Users’ Names, reveals a new intrusion by Chinese authorities. This argument against anonymity has been made here in the United States as well. Recently Google revealed the name of a…
Rank this Week: 820

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/
  • Mar 28

    Update: TIS Tweaks Tweaked

    Update: TIS Tweaks Tweaked
    Technical Content Alert!!! The rule changes discussed below are highly technical. If you’re OK with stuff like “attenuation [must be] greater than the attenuation at 1 kHz by at least: 60 log10(f/3) decibels, where ‘f’…
  • Mar 27

    FCC Flexes Its Indecency Muscle - Despite Long Hiatus and Unclear Standard

    FCC Flexes Its Indecency Muscle - Despite Long Hiatus and Unclear Standard
    Apparently horrified by a three-second video clip inadvertently aired during newscast, FCC slams licensee with $325K fine It’s been a while since we checked in on the FCC’s indecency policy. When last we did, the constitutionality…
  • Mar 27

    Getting Rulemaking Petitions On File Online

    Getting Rulemaking Petitions On File Online
     New option allows filing of petitions for rulemaking through ECFS.  If you’re planning on filing a petition for rulemaking with the FCC but you’re out of paper, or maybe your printer is low on toner and the local…
Rank this Week: 1527

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

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

    Michigan's Official Position on Same-Sex Marriage

    Michigan's Official Position on Same-Sex Marriage
    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court yesterday laying out Michigan's official position on the constitutional question of whether states can ban same-sex marriage. The response brief was…
  • Mar 21

    French Adultery Website Sued by Catholic Group

    French Adultery Website Sued by Catholic Group
    In France, fidelity in marriage is written into the French civil code.  So when racy advertisements began sprouting-up in the Metro last year touting an adultery website, the Association of Catholic Families not only took offense, it…
  • Mar 17

    Lawsuit vs Zuckerberg Seeks to Rip Open Privacy

    Lawsuit vs Zuckerberg Seeks to Rip Open Privacy
    In Sunday's NYT business section, buried on page four, there was an interesting article about how Silicon Valley executives seek to keep all of the details of their life private, even while some of their tech industry billions are earned from…
Rank this Week: 4803

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
  • Mar 27

    Ninth Circuit to Grant En Banc Review in Concealed Carry Case

    Ninth Circuit to Grant En Banc Review in Concealed Carry Case
    So reports the Los Angeles Times:A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider a decision that made it easier to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon. State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris had appealed the 2-1 decision in…
  • Mar 25

    No Sanctions for Attorney Who Submitted Incomprehensible Certiorari Petition

    No Sanctions for Attorney Who Submitted Incomprehensible Certiorari Petition
    From the Wall Street Journal Law Blog:The Supreme Court on Monday declined to sanction a Washington, D.C., patent attorney who faced a rare high court sanction over a petition he submitted that was written in almost indecipherable…
  • Mar 24

    Court Finds No Third Amendment Violation After Police Occupy Home

    Court Finds No Third Amendment Violation After Police Occupy Home
    Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin writes about a recent ruling by a federal district court that police officers did not violate the Third Amendment when they entered the plaintiffs' home and stayed there for several hours while…
Rank this Week: 2583

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: 2324

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/
  • Mar 27

    Special Needs Child with Autism Denied Use of School Bathroom?

    Special Needs Child with Autism Denied Use of School Bathroom?
    You may have seen reports in the news about a teacher’s union trying to bar a special education student’s use of the only bathroom on the same floor as her classroom, because that bathroom is for “teachers only.”…
  • Mar 13

    3-D Print “Bionic” Limbs for Children with Special Need

    3-D Print “Bionic” Limbs for Children with Special Need
    I usually post about children with special needs who have learning and/or developmental disabilities, but ran across some information about new technology for children who are missing limbs that I found truly amazing and wanted to share. A…
  • Mar 5

    Special Needs Students — Discipline and Bullying in the School

    Special Needs Students — Discipline and Bullying in the School
    Hello All: I will be speaking Thursday evening, March 19, 2015 to a Parent group in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and they have graciously opened it up to other parents who may want to attend.  It’s not far from the Ben Franklin for any…
Rank this Week: 2133

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    $22.5 Million Victory

    $22.5 Million Victory
    You may recall a prior blog post regarding a case where we proved a “de facto” taking of a property.  A “de facto” condemnation – sometimes known as an “inverse condemnation” – occurs when…
  • Feb 28

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held
    A protest was held Sunday in North St. Louis to demonstrate against a city bill which would allow the city to condemn property in the city’s third and fifth wards.  The bill is part of attempts to encourage the new National…
  • Feb 28

    CT State Senator Seeks To Ban Takings Of Intangible Property

    CT State Senator Seeks To Ban Takings Of Intangible Property
    A CT state senator wants to ban the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s ability to use its power of eminent domain to seize “intangible property,” such as bus companies’ licenses to carry passengers on specified…
Rank this Week: 4424

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/
  • Mar 27

    Crisis Averted

    Crisis Averted
    Whew, that was close!Poor Texas, down to it's last shot.   One left for Number 1.We're talking penobarbital, the drug of choice for state-performed murder.  And after Texas killed Manuel Vasquez earlier this month, they were about…
  • Mar 22

    Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain.

    Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain.
    No, it's not noteworthy because it could conceivably get on the ballot in California.  Under the law there, it seems that just about any damn fool thing can get on the ballot in California.*And it's not noteworthy because it's so…
  • Mar 20

    This Is What It Comes To

    This Is What It Comes To
    This is what it comes to.They sent him to death row, but Glenn Ford didn't kill Isadore Rozeman.  Andrew Cohen, last month, for the Marshall Project.You probably don’t remember Glenn Ford or his remarkable story of injustice and…
Rank this Week: 4890

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

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

    Podcast: The Confederate license plate debate

    Podcast: The Confederate license plate debate
    Ilya Shapiro and Scott Gaylord join us to debate one of the more interesting cases in front of the Supreme Court this term: the right of Texas o ban state-issued license plates that feature the Confederate flag.
  • Mar 27

    Can a President really by censured? The answer is Yes and No

    Can a President really by censured? The answer is Yes and No
    On March 27, 1834, the U.S. Senate censured President Andrew Jackson in a tug-of-war that had questionable constitutional roots but important political overtones.
  • Mar 26

    Video: Was Hobby Lobby Wrongly Decided?

    Video: Was Hobby Lobby Wrongly Decided?
    On March 25th at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., the National Constitution Center hosted a debate on this important Supreme Court decision featuring the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society. Watch video of the…
Rank this Week: 2309

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 2757

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: 1439

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 26

    Fifth Circuit Rejects FMLA Claim

    Fifth Circuit Rejects FMLA Claim
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit dismissed most of the plaintiff's Family and Medical Leave Act case in Bryant v. Texas Dep't of Aging and Disability Services, holding that most claims were barred by state…
  • Mar 26

    Indiana Governor Signs Controversial State RFRA Law

    Indiana Governor Signs Controversial State RFRA Law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Governor Mike Pence of Indiana in a "private ceremony," signed the controversial Senate Act 101, a state RFRA, into law. Governor Mike Pence of Indiana via…
  • Mar 26

    Ninth Circuit to Reconsider "Good Cause" Requirement for Concealed Carry

    Ninth Circuit to Reconsider "Good Cause" Requirement for Concealed Carry
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit announced today that it would reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling striking San Diego's requirement that a person show "good cause" before obtaining a concealed carry…
Rank this Week: 4297

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
  • Mar 25

    Arizona SB 1445 Almost Law

    Arizona SB 1445 Almost Law
    The Arizona Legislature passed Senate Bill 1445 (SB 1445) and the legislation is sitting on Governor Doug Ducey’s desk waiting either to be signed into law or vetoed. Two competing interests are at stake: officer safety and public…
  • Mar 23

    Fire Department’s Duty to Known Mentally Ill

    Fire Department’s Duty to Known Mentally Ill
    A mental health check-up made because of a possible seizure and drug overdose went wrong in the city of Glendale, Arizona in late Oct. 2014.  It ended up with punches being thrown by both parties, threats made, an involuntary sedation,…
  • Mar 10

    Proposed Privacy Measure for Officers Involved in Violent Incident

    Proposed Privacy Measure for Officers Involved in Violent Incident
    Shakespeare famously asked “what is in a name.”1  William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet act 2, sc. 2.  Here Juliet tells Romeo that a name is an artificial and meaningless convention, and that she loves the person who is…
Rank this Week: 2586

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • 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…
  • Mar 3

    AU and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: This Year’s Fight Had a Few Surprise

    AU and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: This Year’s Fight Had a Few Surprise
    Elise Helgesen AguilarLegislativeIn our last update on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), we asked all of our members and supporters to reach out to their legislators and tell them to reject any amendment that would create…
Rank this Week: 2323

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/
  • Mar 24

    Is it Still the Pledge in Arabic?

    Is it Still the Pledge in Arabic?
    You’ve heard that high school administrators in the Hudson Valley apologized for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic for one morning during National Foreign Language Week. Americans are funny about language. The Founders…
  • Mar 17

    Radicalization of Jihadi John

    Radicalization of Jihadi John
    Identification of Jihadi John as a British citizen and college graduate has given rise to discussion about what radicalizes young people. There is no single answer but one aspect is to provide alternatives to the choice between deep…
  • Mar 10

    Alzheimers versus Iran

    Alzheimers versus Iran
    No it wasn’t treason. The Constitution defines treason as “levying War against [the United States], or in adhering to their enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” The letter from forty-seven senators addressed to “the…
Rank this Week: 3871

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Darwinian government

    Darwinian government
    A better way to govern ourselves than simple elections might be called a “Darwinian” (or "Darwinoid") process, similar to what is done using genetic (or evolutionary) algorithms. Perhaps the best historical example of that was…
  • Mar 1

    Convention of states?

    Convention of states?
    The question is often asked, what good would new amendments do? Wouldn't the powers that be just ignore them like the original?Actually, there is substantial compliance with the Constitution for those passages that are totally unambiguous.…
  • Sep 2

    Making a difference

    Making a difference
    A number of proposals have been made for reforming government abuses. Here are a few points:DocumentariesDocumentaries have already been done. They have some use in recruiting activists, but almost none for effecting real reforms. If …
Rank this Week: 4854

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/
  • Mar 24

    Arbitrariedad

    Arbitrariedad
    LeeemosUna de las cosas que más llaman la atención al leer los fallos de la época es el lugar central que ocupa la doctrina de la arbitrariedad de sentencias. Para el público no especializado, se trata de una…
  • Mar 11

    Sobre la constitucionalidad de la reincidencia como agravante (A FAVOR)

    Sobre la constitucionalidad de la reincidencia como agravante (A FAVOR)
    Quiero tratar en algunas líneas ese tema polémico del derecho penal local (dejo dicho que no es un tema polémico en el derecho penal comparado, donde en general la cuestión parece bastante pacífica: no hay…
  • Mar 3

    Los jueces de la Corte frente al Gobierno 1984-2014 (ranking con muchas aclaraciones)

    Los jueces de la Corte frente al Gobierno 1984-2014 (ranking con muchas aclaraciones)
    Como consideración previa, nos remitimos al post anterior "La Corte frente al gobierno" en donde explicamos cómo determinabamos los "casos políticamente perfilados" (CPPs) y tabulábamos votos "a favor" y "en…
Rank this Week: 1180

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • 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’…
  • Feb 19

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?
    This is the eighth in a series of posts about the United States Constitution written in everyday language with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly…
  • Feb 9

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?
    Anti-SLAPP Statutes: Background I blogged some time ago about anti-SLAPP statutes and section 1983 both in state courts and federal courts. Readers will want to consult both my post of July 23, 2010, and my post of April 27, 2011, for those…
Rank this Week: 4808

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

Covers state public record law, civil rights, and obscenity. By Joe Thomas.

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Mar 19

    Snow, the ADA, and Handicap Parking

    Snow, the ADA, and Handicap Parking
    Every year Colorado receives a couple of large snow storms.  Sometimes there is so much snow problems are caused trying to clear it.  This year, at least in Boulder, Colorado it created at least one potential violation of the…
  • Mar 8

    How to Research Early Colorado Case Law

    How to Research Early Colorado Case Law
    Here is a tip for how to research early Colorado case law.  All that is needed is: 1. internet access; and 2. a Google account.  While it is not necessary, The Bluebook – A Uniform System of Citation can be very helpful in…
  • Feb 27

    Public Records Requests as Contract

    Public Records Requests as Contract
    Record request — boom contract! Okay, it is not that easy, but in all seriousness I think  Colorado’s public record laws should generally be treated as a contractual agreement for public policy reasons. I have alluded to…
Rank this Week: 2380

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action

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

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial

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

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

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
Rank this Week: 4417