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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Suit Challenges School District's Anti-Islamophobia Program

    Suit Challenges School District's Anti-Islamophobia Program
    Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund announced yesterday that it has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit in a California federal district court against the San Diego Unified School District.  The suit, filed on behalf of a group of…
  • May 25

    Muslim Student Sues Claiming Grade Was Result of Religious Discrimination

    Muslim Student Sues Claiming Grade Was Result of Religious Discrimination
    NJ Advance Media reported yesterday on a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by a Union County College Muslim student.  Plaintiff Sahna ElBanna claims that her business professor, Toby Grodner, gave her an "F" in a course in which she…
  • May 25

    Long Skirts, Title II vs. Title VII

    Long Skirts, Title II vs. Title VII
    In Jalal v. Lucille Roberts Health Clubs, Inc., (SD NY, May 22, 2017), a New York federal district court dismissed a suit brought by a Jewish woman against a health club which refused to allow her to wear a long skirt while using gym…
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 25

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    At Governing, Alan Greenblatt discusses how the “’efficiency gap,’” which “works by looking at how many votes for one party are wasted,” may provide “the missing piece for complainants” seeking…
  • May 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Santander Holdings USA, Inc. v. United States 16-1130 Issue: Whether foreign tax payments should be treated as “expenses” and thereby factored into a court’s pre-tax profitability…
  • May 24

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 25

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 25
    In its conference of May 25, 2017, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether a state violates the 14th Amendment by denying married same-sex couples the same right afforded to married opposite-sex couples under state…
Rank this Week: 25

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 24

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain
    You might be tempted to dismiss NY: Police are blackmailing motorists into installing cellphone monitoring devices as an aberrant act by local cops were it not sponsored by an international firm that supplies the monitoring technology. As far…
  • May 23

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life
    I do not often recommend long serious videos; I tend to short and/or funny. But please consider taking 23 minutes of your life to listen to this speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the removal of four confederate … Continue…
  • May 22

    Pity the Fiction Writer

    Pity the Fiction Writer
    You cannot make this stuff up. This is not a photoshop, but a genuine pix released by the Saudi Press Agency, memorizing the moment when Donald Trump joined Egyptian dictator Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz at ……
Rank this Week: 50

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: 68

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    The Shifting Ground of Redistricting Law

    The Shifting Ground of Redistricting Law
    Chris ElmendorfThe tectonic plates of redistricting law are starting to slide—and quickly. Earlier this year, a three-judge district court struck down Wisconsin’s state legislative map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander,…
  • May 24

    Balkinization Symposium on James Pfander, Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror -- Collected Post

    Balkinization Symposium on James Pfander, Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror -- Collected Post
    Here are the collected posts for our Balkinization symposium on James Pfander's new book,  Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror (Oxford University Press, 2017).Alex Reinert, The Cost of Seeking Legal ClarityStephen…
  • May 24

    What is a Work Requirement?

    What is a Work Requirement?
    David Super     Media reports suggest that the forthcoming Trump budget will extract large savings from anti-poverty programs by imposing tougher “work requirements” on recipients.  To many, this is among…
Rank this Week: 71

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • May 24

    FCC Begins Rollback of Net Neutrality Rule

    FCC Begins Rollback of Net Neutrality Rule
    On May 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing the reversal of the agency’s 2015 Title II Order which subjected Internet service providers (ISPs) to regulation as…
  • May 24

    The Commission Extends Transition Progress Reporting Requirement to Non-Reimbursable Station

    The Commission Extends Transition Progress Reporting Requirement to Non-Reimbursable Station
    Last week, the Commission adopted transition progress reporting requirements for broadcast television stations that will be changing channels during the post-incentive auction transition, but that are ineligible for reimbursement from the TV…
  • May 22

    FCC Proposes to Eliminate Main Studio Rule for Broadcaster

    FCC Proposes to Eliminate Main Studio Rule for Broadcaster
    On May 18, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission proposed to eliminate the rule requiring radio and television broadcasters to maintain a main studio located at or near a station’s community of license.  The Commission…
Rank this Week: 149

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • May 24

    Right Now We’re Living the ‘Allegory of Bad Government,’ and We Have an Obligation to Resist It

    Right Now We’re Living the ‘Allegory of Bad Government,’ and We Have an Obligation to Resist It
    A series of 14th century paintings holds up a mirror to the threats to our democracy. On April 25, I was thrilled to deliver a TED Talk in Vancouver. I’m a lover of Italian art, and one of my favorite old masters is Ambrogio…
  • May 24

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Is More Dangerous Than Trump

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Is More Dangerous Than Trump
    Sessions' first 100 days at the Justice Department shows he wants to take us back to the pre-civil-rights era. This piece originally appeared at The New York Review of Books.  Tangled in self-inflicted chaos, President Donald Trump has…
  • May 24

    A Revamped ACLU Takes on Today's Fight

    A Revamped ACLU Takes on Today's Fight
    This is the story of the ACLU’s 10-year plan, the Strategic Affiliate Initiative, which readied us for the Trump years. This piece originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.  On January…
Rank this Week: 196

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Country Over Party: Get Rid Of The Orange Nightmare First; Worry About Pence Later

    Country Over Party: Get Rid Of The Orange Nightmare First; Worry About Pence Later
    Donald Trump is mentally, intellectually and moral unfit to be president.  His ignorant and erratic behavior is a threat to our national security, as most recently shown by his perhaps unwitting disclosure of highly classified…
  • May 17

    Profiles In Cowardice: "It Is What It Is"

    Profiles In Cowardice: "It Is What It Is"
    Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn): "What did the president know and when did he know it?""Nixon’s tactics backfired because the system of checks and balances clicked into place; the public demanded that the president be held accountable for…
  • May 15

    Ending Our Long National Nightmare -- It's All About Subpoena Power

    Ending Our Long National Nightmare -- It's All About Subpoena Power
    The modern Republican party controls all three branches of government, and it is demonstrating quite clearly that it is not up to even the most essential task of protecting the institutions it controls from the ravings of a wild man --…
Rank this Week: 132

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 25

    Studying Specific Performance

    Studying Specific Performance
    Yonathan A. Arbel, Contract Remedies in Action: Specific Performance, 118 W. Va. L. Rev. 100 (2015), available at SSRN.Caprice RobertsParties that have a right to the very thing promised in a contract may opt not to have it delivered by the…
  • May 25

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
    Nora Freeman Engstrom, A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP, 163 U. Penn. L. Rev. 1631 (2015).Efthimios ParasidisThe National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program…
  • May 24

    Committing to Critically Interrogating Our Conversations About Women We Think We Don’t Much Like

    Committing to Critically Interrogating Our Conversations About Women We Think We Don’t Much Like
    Alice Woolley & Elysa Darling, Nasty Women and the Rule of Law, U.S.F. L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Kim BrooksIf you have been called aggressive, incompetent, immoral, nasty, unlikeable, unattractive, unfeminine, or…
Rank this Week: 301

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • May 23

    In Matters of Probate: Trust but Verify

    In Matters of Probate: Trust but Verify
      By Marine Leclinche* When Anne Marie Rouart, the widow of Denis Rouart – a descendent of the French artist and art collector Henri Rouart – died on December 18, 1993, she left behind a tremendous collection of art. The…
  • May 19

    In the Eye of the Beholder: Appraisals of Art for Estate Tax Liability

    In the Eye of the Beholder: Appraisals of Art for Estate Tax Liability
      By Emily Lanza* In February 2017, the U.S. Tax Court ruled that the estate of a deceased New York woman, Eva Franzen Kollsman, undervalued $2.4 million worth of art on the estate tax return. The assets at issue before the Tax Court…
  • Apr 28

    WYWH: Immigration Law and the Arts – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IN

    WYWH: Immigration Law and the Arts – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IN
      By Katherine Jennings   On March 9, 2017, the Center for Art Law held an Art Law Mixer addressing the timely and provocative topic of immigration issues confronted by immigrant artists with the recent issuance of EO…
Rank this Week: 368

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    Do Jurors Favor Police Testimony?

    Do Jurors Favor Police Testimony?
    Criminal defense lawyers face this question every day in the courts across the land. When a police office testifies in uniform, does his or her stature as a law enforcement professional add credibility to that testimony?Our friend Neil…
  • May 9

    Judge's Affair With Detective Could Cost Seat on Bench

    Judge's Affair With Detective Could Cost Seat on Bench
    Embattled Livingston CountyCircuit Judge Theresa BrennanOver the years, lawyers have emerged from Livingston County Circuit Judge Theresa Brennan's courtroom with a common complaint: treated by the judge with disrespect.Many lawyers have…
  • May 6

    Federal Judge Eliminates Bail for Misdemeanor

    Federal Judge Eliminates Bail for Misdemeanor
    In Huston last week, a federal judge enjoined the judges of Harris County, Texas from issuing bond orders for misdemeanors. The judge, in a detailed opinion, found that the bond system disproportionately affected the indigent.The ruling in…
Rank this Week: 266

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: 560

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/
  • Apr 24

    The Theory of Our Constitution

    The Theory of Our Constitution
    Back in the 1950s, Bob Hope used to tell this joke.An American was in the Soviet Union explaining to a Russian citizen how we have the greatest country in the world."In America," he said, "anyone can get on a train, go to Washington, go up to…
  • Apr 4

    How Far We've Fallen

    How Far We've Fallen
    Let's start the way Laura Kipnis does:Lately I've been thinking that future generations will look back on the recent upheavals in sexual culture on American campuses and see officially sanctioned hysteria.  They'll wonder how supposedly…
  • Mar 25

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda
    I've been trying to figure out just why I found Michael D. Cicchini's deconstruction of the case(s) against Steven Avery so annoying.  It's not that he says anything that's particularly wrong about how criminal law and procedure actually…
Rank this Week: 503

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

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

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

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo

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

    A Legacy Worth Defending

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

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity
    by K. Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law SchoolAs the incoming Trump administration prepares to take office, many Obama era policy initiatives find themselves in the crosshairs of the new administration and the Republican…
Rank this Week: 423

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: 247

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: 284

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 25

    Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?

    Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?
    by Michael DorfThe scene of the lavish reception that greeted President Trump in Saudi Arabia was arresting to say the least. The Saudi royal family (literally) rolled out the red carpet, treating Muslim-bashing Trump as a hero. While the…
  • May 24

    A More Civilized Sort Of Jury Nullification

    A More Civilized Sort Of Jury Nullification
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I write about the topic of jury nullification, occasioned by an episode of RadioLab that begins with a woman who served on a jury discussing having been criminally penalized for telling her…
  • May 23

    Necessary Conditions for A Few Republicans to Be Courageou

    Necessary Conditions for A Few Republicans to Be Courageou
    by Neil H. BuchananEveryone is still trying to figure out what to make of the last two weeks of nonstop news about Donald Trump's unraveling presidency.  His trip abroad is generating a bit of news (including his curtsy to a Saudi…
Rank this Week: 1076

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • May 25

    Time to Revisit Wisconsin’s Jury Instruction on Reasonable Doubt?

    Time to Revisit Wisconsin’s Jury Instruction on Reasonable Doubt?
    Attorney (and prolific author) Michael Cicchini has been doing some interesting work on Wisconsin’s reasonable doubt instruction, including some empirical research with psychologist Lawrence White. Cicchini has now created a…
  • May 23

    Wisconsin’s War on Cocaine, 1986-1990

    Wisconsin’s War on Cocaine, 1986-1990
    The new issue of Marquette Lawyer magazine has an excerpt of my book Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era. The excerpt covers changes to drug sentencing in the late 1980s, which were largely motivated by concerns…
  • May 12

    1 in 7 U.S. Prisoners Now in for Life

    1 in 7 U.S. Prisoners Now in for Life
    According to a new report by the Sentencing Project, there are now 206,268 life-sentenced prisoners in the United States, amounting to one in every seven inmates. As a result of a long-term national crime decline and years of effort in many…
Rank this Week: 3192

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • May 25

    Betsy DeVos Continues Her Push For Private School Voucher

    Betsy DeVos Continues Her Push For Private School Voucher
    Rokia HassaneinWall of SeparationYesterday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testified before a congressional committee to defend the Donald J. Trump administration’s education budget. Not surprisingly, when it came to the…
  • May 24

    More Questions For Betsy DeVos About School Voucher

    More Questions For Betsy DeVos About School Voucher
    Elise Helgesen AguilarWall of SeparationToday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will testify at a congressional hearing on the Department of Education’s budget – and members of Congress will have questions for her.…
  • May 23

    The Attacks On Religious Freedom Keep Coming From The Texas Legislature: A Roundup

    The Attacks On Religious Freedom Keep Coming From The Texas Legislature: A Roundup
    Dena SherWall of SeparationThe Texas legislature only meets every other year. So, with the last day of session rapidly approaching, the past few days – yes, even including the weekend – have been wild. The result: A lot of harmful…
Rank this Week: 2485

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
Rank this Week: 2468

Law and Humanities Blog

Law and Humanities Blog

An independent blog supporting law and humanities activities and scholarship, including the work of the Law and Humanities Institute. Posts discuss law and the arts, law and history, and occasionally law and social sciences, and law and science. The blog posts calls for papers, news of conferences, special events, and other items of interest to those in the field.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2080

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3650

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 24

    Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward

    Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit ruled yesterday that a case challenging the NSA's upstream surveillance program can move forward. The ruling reverses a district court ruling that dismissed the case for lack of…
  • May 23

    DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court's Injunction

    DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court's Injunction
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School AG Jeff Sessions issued a memo yesterday tightening President Trumps "sanctuary cities" executive order. The government then asked Judge Orrick to reconsider his earlier preliminary…
  • May 22

    SCOTUS Finds Racial Gerrymander in North Carolina Violates Equal Protection Clause

    SCOTUS Finds Racial Gerrymander in North Carolina Violates Equal Protection Clause
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Cooper v. Harris, formerly McCrory v. Harris, the Court affirmed the findings of a three-judge District Court that North Carolina officials violated…
Rank this Week: 4342

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • May 24

    What motivates and keeps the attention of a jury and any audience?

    What motivates and keeps the attention of a jury and any audience?
    Last night, my son and I attended Tape Face's only appearance in the Washington, D.C., area for his current tour. I had been looking forward to this performance very much, and even more to spending a weeknight on the town with my son. Tape…
  • May 22

    Before her acquittal, cop who killed Terence Crutcher insisted his actions dictated her

    Before her acquittal, cop who killed Terence Crutcher insisted his actions dictated her
    Last September 2016, I blogged about Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby's killing of unarmed Terence Crutcher. Video footage of the incident is here. Subsequently, officer Shelby was brought to trial on a manslaughter charge for her killing of…
  • May 20

    DWI defense – Determining guilt or innocence is not a cookbook exercise

    DWI defense – Determining guilt or innocence is not a cookbook exercise
    During some DWI bench trials, it appears that judges are using a piece of paper to check off information about the defendant's purported performance on the junk science field sobriety tests. I hope that no judges are using a pre-printed…
Rank this Week: 639

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • May 23

    Trump’s Blue Collar Posturing

    Trump’s Blue Collar Posturing
    Alfred Lubrano’s father was a bricklayer in Brooklyn. As an adult, Lubrano became a newsman and author. In his book, Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), Lubrano comments that in the…
  • May 23

    Justice Kennedy has added some suspense…

    Justice Kennedy has added some suspense regarding the future of gerrymandering, and therefore the future of Republican domination of state and federal legislatures. For my discussion on The Hill.com, click on Will the Supreme Court Draw…
  • May 16

    What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure

    What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure
    Woops! Because the original post was illegible and the link broken, I’m reposting this link to my description of the law’s contribution the polarization of America. Here, I hope, is a working link : “What’s…
Rank this Week: 4778

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2808

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/
  • May 17

    Rosenstein Appointment of Special Prosecutor Bodes Well for America

    Rosenstein Appointment of Special Prosecutor Bodes Well for America
    It is not possible to find a single major media outlet that simply reports accurate facts without either subtle or overt effort to give a political story a “spin” that matches an editorial agenda whether it is liberal or…
  • May 15

    Thomas Jefferson and I Need Your Help!

    Thomas Jefferson and I Need Your Help!
    Never thought I would write about the connections of Adolf Hitler, Benedict Arnold and Thomas Jefferson, but they have come together in my life. Here’s how the world’s most infamous murderer, America’s most famous traitor…
  • Mar 17

    Two Lawless Court Injunctions Against President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

    Two Lawless Court Injunctions Against President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
    On March 15, 2017, two federal judges ordered the executive branch of our government to not enforce an order issued by President Trump. The orders by these judges were without legal basis, and these theoretical guardians of the law acted with…
Rank this Week: 2227

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • May 16

    Exigent circumstances justify warrantless search of apartment

    Exigent circumstances justify warrantless search of apartment
    Just how far does the fourth amendment to the United States Constitution go to protect against a warrantless search of an apartment? That question was again considered this week by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in US v. Yoga…
  • May 12

    Quick Friday Post – United States Attorney General wants tougher sentencing.

    Quick Friday Post – United States Attorney General wants tougher sentencing.
    Just on my way out the door and saw this one: Attorney General Sessions thinks we need tougher sentencing and has instructed DOJ attorneys to ask for more time for crime. Like we don’t have enough people in federal prison? And tougher…
  • May 4

    Beware the prescription drug DUI – get a lawyer to win your case

    Beware the prescription drug DUI – get a lawyer to win your case
      Today’s question: “What happens if you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs? Let’s say prescription drugs. What does the prosecutor have to prove to obtain a conviction?” This…
Rank this Week: 939

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4188

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • May 10

    Escenarios de la Corte post 2x1 y ley PDP

    Escenarios de la Corte post 2x1 y ley PDP
    Las alternativas de la Corte.Basandome en un posteo de facebook de Sebastián Pilo apunto que la Corte tenía un menú de opciones post "Muiña". Pilo veía tres, yo apuntaré siete (y descarto las…
  • May 5

    Al día después de "Muiña" y el 2x1 (y a pensar la salida del laberinto)

    Al día después de "Muiña" y el 2x1 (y a pensar la salida del laberinto)
    Del día después del falloEl repudio. Está muy bien, y sin dudarlo nos muestra una divisoria muy relevante. Están quienes se congratulan y se agradan (y peor: se agrandan) con la decisión (por fortuna: los…
  • May 4

    Sobre la aplicación de 2x1 a delitos de lesa humanidad

    Sobre la aplicación de 2x1 a delitos de lesa humanidad
    Breves consideraciones a la luz de "Muiño" (resumen en prosa y fallo en este link), que requieren pasar en limpio dos premisas iniciales (que los entendidos podrian perfectamente saltearse).(1) La ley del 2x1 La ley 24.390…
Rank this Week: 1296

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • May 9

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained
    IOWA’S NEW FIREWORKS LAW Today, May 9, 2017, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is expected to sign Iowa Senate File 489  – permitting the sale and use of consumer fireworks in Iowa – into law. The law, like Missouri’s,…
  • Apr 26

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?
    Yesterday’s post discussed Chris Soules potential civil and criminal liability. To keep it simple, I left out one vital piece of the puzzle. So, could it get worse for Chris Soules? Oh ya! As I explained yesterday, Chris…
  • Apr 26

    Chris Soules 911 Call

    Chris Soules 911 Call
    Des Moines based KCCI Television has posted an audio recording of Chris Soules 911 call. He called 911 and attempted to help Mosher before fleeing. Warning: Some might find this disturbing. Click Here. The post Chris Soules 911 Call appeared…
Rank this Week: 1736

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Intent of the 14th Amendment

    Intent of the 14th Amendment
    To my 2000 article on the Intent of the 14th Amendment I make the following clarifying points:1. The 14th Amendment did not confer U.S. citizenship on individuals born on U.S. soil, whose parents were not subject to the jurisdiction of a…
  • Apr 27

    Effective judicial oversight

    Effective judicial oversight
    Many complain about judicial corruption and call for judicial accountability, but generally fail to propose effective processes for achieving it.In an effort to make judges independent of political pressures, they are generally left with…
  • Apr 26

    Scientists abandoning their training in policymaking

    Scientists abandoning their training in policymaking
    In 1970 I attended the First National Congress on Population and Environment, with mostly scientifically-trained people. I was impressed by how the scientists abandoned their scientific training when they went into policy analysis, and…
Rank this Week: 4291

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/
  • May 5

    An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals, 2017 Edition

    An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals, 2017 Edition
    Yesterday, the Austin Bar Association’s Civil Appellate Law Section hosted a program entitled “An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals” at Austin’s InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. My firm, Smith Law…
  • Apr 24

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?
    After a decade of blogging, I’m still amazed how one simple post can spin off new opportunities. Back in November, I wrote about how I’m using my iPad Pro during oral arguments. As a direct result of that post, I was:…
  • Mar 28

    Bench Bar Beyond: The Future is Now

    Bench Bar Beyond: The Future is Now
    The Austin Bar Association is accepting registrations for Bench Bar Beyond, its annual conference with the local judiciary. As the name and artwork suggest, the theme this year is futuristic; attendees are invited to explore topics and…
Rank this Week: 609

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
Rank this Week: 2349

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • May 3

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford

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

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide

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

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing
    April 12, 2017 – In November 2016, the Knight Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Responsive Communities initiative, under the auspices of the NetGain Partnership, brought together city officials…
Rank this Week: 2305

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 2

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

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

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

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

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

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
Rank this Week: 1015

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 29

    GA Approves Taking Of Blighted Properties For Economic Development

    GA Approves Taking Of Blighted Properties For Economic Development
    The Georgia Legislature approved legislation allowing local governments to seize blighted property for economic development. House Judiciary Chairman Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, said the change would give cities more options in dealing…
  • Apr 25

    23 States Considering Valuation Legislation

    23 States Considering Valuation Legislation
    The Appraisal Institute reported April 17 that 37 bills affecting the valuation profession are pending in 23 states. According to the Appraisal Institute, the proposed legislation includes: Arizona SB 1197 which makes various changes to the…
  • Apr 24

    PA Considers Bill Regarding Condemnation RR Propertie

    PA Considers Bill Regarding Condemnation RR Propertie
    PA State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. has announced that he intends to introduce legislation to aid railroads that may have its property condemned by utilities. He states that “The use of ‘quick take’ condemnation…
Rank this Week: 767

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
  • Apr 25

    Interpreting State Constitutions 3-31-2017

    Interpreting State Constitutions 3-31-2017
    Inaugural Ohio Chapters ConferenceState courts are often faced with cases raising arguments under state and federal law. If there are similar provisions in both the United States Constitution and the Ohio Constitution, how should judges…
  • Apr 25

    Fighting Federal Encroachment 3-31-2017

    Fighting Federal Encroachment 3-31-2017
    Inaugural Ohio Chapters ConferenceIn our nation's federalist system, the federal government's powers are limited to those that have been prescribed by the U.S Constitution, with additional powers reserved to the states. In recent years, state…
  • Apr 25

    Inaugural Ohio Chapters Conference Keynote Address by J.D. Vance 3-31-2017

    Inaugural Ohio Chapters Conference Keynote Address by J.D. Vance 3-31-2017
    Inaugural Ohio Chapters ConferenceThe keynote address at the Inaugural Ohio Chapters Conference was delivered at the Athletic Club of Columbus on Friday, March 31, 2017, by J.D. Vance, Author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family…
Rank this Week: 728

Eminent Domain Services, LLC'…

Eminent Domain Services, LLC' Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain, land use, and utilities cases with a special focus on Wisconsin matters.

http://www.wisconsineminentdomain.com/eminent-domain-blog
  • Apr 18

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority
    A recent published opinion from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals used the doctrine of apparent authority to clear up confusion in a compensation action.  Haas v. City of Oconomowoc, 2017 WI App 10, ___Wis. 2d ___, ___ N.W.2d ___.​The…
  • Aug 26

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor
    In a recent per curiam opinion, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals discussed what grounds the Department of Transportation can give to close a business’s driveway and the route landowners may be left with.  Slater v. DOT,…
  • Jul 6

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking
    In April, the North Carolina Court of Appeals decided a case involving billboard compensation.  Department of Transportation v. Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte, 785 S.E.2d 151 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016). This case is interesting because…
Rank this Week: 1915

Due Process Advocacy

Due Process Advocacy

Advocacy for criminal due process and changing the ruling in Arizona v Youngblood.

http://www.due-process.org
  • Apr 12

    New video about Scott Davis Wrongful Conviction

    New video about Scott Davis Wrongful Conviction
    This is a great series with some great insights. Why can’t judges makes these same conclusions?   The post New video about Scott Davis Wrongful Conviction appeared first on Due Process Matters.
  • Oct 23

    More evidence that we aren’t in the midst of a national crime wave – The Washington Post

    More evidence that we aren’t in the midst of a national crime wave – The Washington Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2016/10/20/more-evidence-that-we-arent-in-the-midst-of-a-national-crime-wave/?utm_term=.f53beb59e71b The post More evidence that we aren’t in the midst of a national crime wave –…
  • Sep 19

    Latest Update to Dominick Dunne Burning Obsession with new evidence

    Latest Update to Dominick Dunne Burning Obsession with new evidence
    This is an update on the Scott Davis case profiled on the TV show. The show is completely biased and full of factual errors that were now pointed out and corrected among with adding news on new evidence showing Scott Davis was wrongly…
Rank this Week: 1948

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/
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership
    Parties (typically plaintiffs) may request the appointment of a receiver in cases involving disputes over corporate assets or interests in real estate.  But the appointment of a receiver may have unexpected consequences for the party…
  • Jan 10

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?
    Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published decision,…
  • Aug 2

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled
    On August 1 the California Supreme Court finally resolved a split of authority among California’s appellate courts over operation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, in the mixed cause of action…
Rank this Week: 756

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: 932

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Feb 9

    Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS

    Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS
    What does ethics mean? Different people have varying views of its definition. Clearly, what is ethical and what is lawful are not always the same.  For instance, prior to the Civil War, slavery was legal, yet many people rightly and…
  • Nov 10

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court
    Justice Scalia died nearly nine months ago.  His seat remains vacant.  Republicans have denied President Obama’s nominee a hearing, instead claiming that it was too late in his term to be able to make such a critical…
  • Oct 11

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century
    In 1894, the Supreme Court heard two parties argue over a patent for a new rug design.  In Dunlap v Schofield (1894), $250 was at stake.  The Court has not heard another design patent case until today.  In Samsung Electronics…
Rank this Week: 3068

The Legal Conservative

The Legal Conservative

Discusses law and cases from a conservative perspective. By the Woodring Law Firm.

http://www.woodringlawfirm.com/legal_conservative_blog
Rank this Week: 4202

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/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 2546