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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/
  • Jan 18

    [Orin Kerr] Minnesota court on the Fifth Amendment and compelling fingerprints to unlock a phone

    [Orin Kerr] Minnesota court on the Fifth Amendment and compelling fingerprints to unlock a phone
    A few months ago I wrote a long post, “The Fifth Amendment and Touch ID,” on whether and how the Fifth Amendment applies when the government seeks to compel a smartphone user to unlock his phone using the fingerprint sensor.…
  • Jan 18

    [Ilya Somin] Upcoming speaking engagement

    [Ilya Somin] Upcoming speaking engagement
    For readers who may be interested, here are my upcoming speaking engagements over the next few weeks. Some are based on my book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter, recently published in a much-revised and…
  • Jan 17

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Freedom Plaza can be free of inauguration protest

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Freedom Plaza can be free of inauguration protest
    The U.S. Capitol during a rehearsal for the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 15 in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) Today, in one of its first decisions in 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.…
Rank this Week: 7

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The purpose of this blog is to unite members of the legal profession, law professors, and students in a light-hearted, amicable discussion of anything from up-and-coming SCOTUS decisions to the issues facing lawyers given the ever-changing legal market.

http://thelegalmusing.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 67

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Petitions to watch | Conference of January 19

    Petitions to watch | Conference of January 19
    In its conference of January 19, 2017, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether Texas’ voter-ID law “results in” the abridgment of voting rights on account of race; whether a plaintiff’s…
  • Jan 18

    Live blog of opinions (Update: Completed)

    Live blog of opinions (Update: Completed)
    We live-blogged this morning as the court issued opinions. The post Live blog of opinions (Update: Completed) appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
  • Jan 18

    Argument analysis: Justices appear divided over treatment of stale claims in consumer bankruptcie

    Argument analysis: Justices appear divided over treatment of stale claims in consumer bankruptcie
    Tuesday morning’s argument in Midland Funding v. Johnson was a tale of two benches, with two groups of justices taking remarkably different approaches. As it comes to the justices, the question is whether a debt collector violates the…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 120

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 106

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    City Removes Cross From Park To Settle Lawsuit

    City Removes Cross From Park To Settle Lawsuit
    A settlement has effectively been reached in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. City of Santa Clara, a suit challenging a cross on city owned property in Santa Clara, California. (See prior posting.) The cross was originally donated in…
  • Jan 18

    Trump To Be Sworn In On Family Bible and Lincoln Bible

    Trump To Be Sworn In On Family Bible and Lincoln Bible
    According to Religion News Service, at his inauguration this Friday, Donald Trump will take the oath of office on two Bibles-- his family Bible given to him by his mother in 1955 when he graduated Sunday school, and the Lincoln Bible borrowed…
  • Jan 18

    Chanel Sued By Former Employee Alleging Denial of Religious Accommodation

    Chanel Sued By Former Employee Alleging Denial of Religious Accommodation
    The Fashion Law reported yesterday on a religious discrimination lawsuit filed last November in a California state trial court against the fashion company Chanel.  Mia Komarevic, former manager of a Chanel outlet in San Francisco,…
Rank this Week: 297

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 17

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Free Speech Claim of Inauguration Protest Group

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Free Speech Claim of Inauguration Protest Group
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit rejected a claim today that the Park Service's set-aside of Freedom Plaza for the Inauguration Committee violated the free speech rights of a group that sought to protest in that...
  • Jan 17

    Does a Ban on "Disparaging" Trademarks Violate Free Speech?

    Does a Ban on "Disparaging" Trademarks Violate Free Speech?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Lee v. Tam, the case testing whether the Patent and Trademark Office violated free speech when it denied a trademark to an all-Asian-American…
  • Jan 17

    Can Post-9/11 Detainees Sue Federal Officials for Constitutional Violations?

    Can Post-9/11 Detainees Sue Federal Officials for Constitutional Violations?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Ziglar v. Abbasi, the case testing whether post-9/11 detainees can sue federal officials for constitutional violations. In particular, the case…
Rank this Week: 457

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/
  • Jan 17

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017
    We take this opportunity to remind earth station licensees and registrants that the FCC’s International Bureau does not issue notifications of license expiration dates, or reminders to file renewal applications. We expect to see more…
  • Jan 13

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe
    Decision has 5G implications Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications,…
  • Jan 12

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe
    Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications, Inc. for apparently…
Rank this Week: 481

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Bo Burt on "Justice and Empathy"

    Bo Burt on "Justice and Empathy"
    I've just read the manuscript of Bo Burt's forthcoming posthumous book, "Justice and Empathy." The book restates themes from his earlier work. Given my background, I was especially taken with his use of psychoanalytic theory to describe the…
  • Jan 16

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800
    Jack’s post brings to mind a climactic sceneof Lin-Manual Miranda’s Hamilton, in which Alexander Hamilton’s fellow Federalists ask him which of two Democratic-Republican politicians—Aaron Burr or Thomas…
  • Jan 16

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president
    After the 1800 election was thrown into the House of Representatives, Alexander Hamilton wrote this letter urging Representative James Bayard of Delaware to support Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr.  Hamilton argued that Burr, whom he…
Rank this Week: 258

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jan 16

    Today and all days, we shall overcome

    Today and all days, we shall overcome
    The darkness of the upcoming Trump presidency is offset by the light of the lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Our law firm this and every year celebrates his birthday by being closed. Today, my son and I will join the annual peace walk on…
  • Jan 15

    National Academy of Sciences releases lengthy report on “Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids”

    National Academy of Sciences releases lengthy report on “Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids”
    On January 12, 2017, the National Academy of Sciences released its lengthy report on "Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids." The report is too lengthy for me to have reviewed yet. A cursory check seems to show the report's recognizing…
  • Jan 14

    Praised be Congressman John Lewis and all others who are boycotting Trump’s inauguration

    Praised be Congressman John Lewis and all others who are boycotting Trump’s inauguration
    Praised be Congressman John Lewis -- and all other boycotting government officials -- for boycotting Trump's inauguration, after attending all prior inaugurations while a member of the House of Representatives.
Rank this Week: 301

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
  • Jan 5

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
  • Dec 29

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"
    Jim Zirin graduated from Princeton University with honors and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. For three years, he was…
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
Rank this Week: 232

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
  • Dec 9

    The Limits of Federal Criminal Law 12-8-2016

    The Limits of Federal Criminal Law 12-8-2016
    Criminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupIn the last year, the Department of Justice lost three major cases against Fed Ex, Vascular Solutions and Warner Chilcott. Critics argue that each case was an example of over-enforcement by DOJ and…
  • Nov 24

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionThe final Showcase panel examines Justice Scalia's transformation of five very important areas of Supreme Court doctrine. First, Justice Scalia transformed freedom of expression doctrine by entrenching a rule…
  • Nov 24

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionRESOLVED: Hostile Environment Law, On and Off Campus, Often Violates the First Amendment. The Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate was held on November 19, 2016, during The Federalist Society's 2016 National Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 278

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 302

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

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

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Oct 28

    Seven Ways to Clarify Spiritual Discipline: Process for Handling Misconduct Within the Church

    Seven Ways to Clarify Spiritual Discipline: Process for Handling Misconduct Within the Church
    The disciplinary process for erring employees is intertwined with statutory provisions. You may become involved with the Civil Rights Division or the EEOC, even as a religious organization. Whether you can address issues internally and…
  • Sep 7

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage
    The United States Supreme Court recently declared in Obergefell v. Hodges that all states must recognize same-sex unions to the same extent as traditional marriages. What does it say and not say about "marriage equality" and what should…
  • Sep 7

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context
    If the alleged abuse happened in a country where reporting protocol is not established—or you have a multi-jurisdictional nightmare—or abuse that is historic—it may not be clear whether and how to report. All reports…
Rank this Week: 492

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: 135

Legal Dispatches

Legal Dispatches

By Emiily Maruja Bass.

http://basslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • May 30

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?
    Is President Obama’s health-care law dead? Ever since the United States Supreme Court heard arguments about its constitutionality in late March, speculation has been rife that, at a minimum, the Justices will strike down the individual…
Rank this Week: 433

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Jan 18

    10 famous people who received presidential pardon

    10 famous people who received presidential pardon
    The ability of an outgoing president to use his constitutional pardon powers has been controversial in some cases. Here is a quick look at those powers and some famous people who benefitted from them.
  • Jan 18

    Donald Trump and the history of tariffs and trade

    Donald Trump and the history of tariffs and trade
    The incoming Trump administration will focus on tariffs and trade, and a brief review of their history might help to put Trump’s tariff proposals in perspective.
  • Jan 18

    Great inaugural addresses: Abraham Lincoln’s two speeche

    Great inaugural addresses: Abraham Lincoln’s two speeche
    Abraham Lincoln’s two inaugural speeches were both historic and prophetic. Read some of the highlights of these landmark addresses.
Rank this Week: 1647

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
Rank this Week: 799

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Jan 18

    The Price Is Wrong: HHS Secretary Nominee’s Views On Religious Freedom Are Dangerou

    The Price Is Wrong: HHS Secretary Nominee’s Views On Religious Freedom Are Dangerou
    Dena SherWall of SeparationThe Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions wrapped up its hearing on Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education at 8:45 last night, and will be back at 10…
  • Jan 17

    How A Dispute Over Recycled Tires In Missouri Could Damage The Church-State Wall

    How A Dispute Over Recycled Tires In Missouri Could Damage The Church-State Wall
    Liz HayesWall of SeparationThe incoming administration of President-elect Donald J. Trump could do some serious damage to separation of church and state – and it might get some help from the U.S. Supreme Court. A pending case from…
  • Jan 16

    Sorry, Religous Right, But You Can't Claim Martin Luther King

    Sorry, Religous Right, But You Can't Claim Martin Luther King
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationToday marks the federal observance of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. Since his tragic assassination on April 4, 1968, King's memory has been pressed into service in highly unusual ways that King himself would…
Rank this Week: 1667

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 18

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?
    by Bill Yeomans, Fellow in Law and Government at American University Washington College of LawThe election of Donald Trump has thrown the federal bureaucracy into uncertainty and nowhere is that uncertainty felt more strongly than in the…
  • Jan 17

    Health Care as Political Hot Potato

    Health Care as Political Hot Potato
    by Nicole Huberfeld, Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law, University of KentuckyThe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare) has extended health insurance coverage to more than 20 million Americans…
  • Jan 17

    Police Reform: In Pursuit of “Moral Order”

    Police Reform: In Pursuit of “Moral Order”
    by Thomas Nolan, Associate Professor of Criminology, Merrimack College; 27-year veteran of the Boston Police DepartmentOn Thursday, Jan. 12, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) entered into a consent…
Rank this Week: 2697

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 18

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court
    by Eric Segall   About a month before Justice Scalia passed away last February, the Supreme Court voted to hear an important case raising fundamental questions about the separation (or not) of church and state. The Missouri…
  • Jan 17

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?
    by Neil H. BuchananWhich is it?  Do rich people respond to incentives to get richer, or do they reach the point where enough is enough and other goals take precedence?  Does it matter?I raised this issue briefly at the beginning of…
  • Jan 16

    Does it Matter Whether Trump is a "Legitimate" President?

    Does it Matter Whether Trump is a "Legitimate" President?
    by Michael DorfIn explaining his intention to absent himself from Trump's inauguration civil rights hero and Congressman John Lewis said that he did not regard Trump as a legitimate president. That statement inspired a typically childish and…
Rank this Week: 1295

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/
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
  • Jan 16

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code
    Stephen A. Berrey, The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi (2015).Anders WalkerIn The Jim Crow Routine, historian Stephen Berrey brings fresh eyes to the intricate set of legal rules…
Rank this Week: 4741

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jan 17

    Another Excuse for Possible Constitutional Overreach by Trump

    Another Excuse for Possible Constitutional Overreach by Trump
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan explores how President-elect Donald Trump could seize upon, or even create, a debt ceiling crisis as a way to enhance his executive powers. Buchanan explains that Trump could put…
  • Jan 12

    Constitutional Lessons from the Senate’s Quick Processing of President-Elect Trump’s Cabinet Picks?

    Constitutional Lessons from the Senate’s Quick Processing of President-Elect Trump’s Cabinet Picks?
    Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar describes two lessons we should take away from the Senate’s processing of President-elect Trump’s nominees for his Cabinet. First, Amar explains the constitutional difference…
  • Jan 11

    I Might Actually Agree With Trump About Something, Someday, Maybe

    I Might Actually Agree With Trump About Something, Someday, Maybe
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan explains how and why House Republicans might put President-elect Donald Trump in a debt ceiling crisis, just as they did to President Obama. Buchanan points out that Trump might…
Rank this Week: 3540

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/
  • Jan 17

    The Future

    The Future
    What are the lessons of the election for the future of democracy? First, leaving part of the population far behind is dangerous. Democracy properly gives everyone the right to vote, so everybody counts. When a segment of the population feels…
  • Jan 10

    The Challenge

    The Challenge
    Looking at the New Year, there are two existential challenges that must be dealt with: global climate change and the threat to American democracy. Global climate change has to be at the top of the agenda because scientists are telling us we…
  • Jan 3

    The Legacy of Barack Obama

    The Legacy of Barack Obama
    Barack Obama has been one of our most decent and intelligent presidents. I’ll miss him. Instead of simplification and slogans, Obama explained the complexities of everything from medical treatment to foreign policy. Instead of shooting…
Rank this Week: 4734

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/
  • Jan 17

    Annual Hall Of Fame Rant & Hypothetical Ballot

    Annual Hall Of Fame Rant & Hypothetical Ballot
    “Voting shall be based on the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, their contributions to the team on which the player played.” -- BWAA's Hall of Fame RulesRacists and segregationists who…
  • Jan 16

    Proud To Be Maladjusted

    Proud To Be Maladjusted
    Originally posted on January 17, 2011Over the weekend, I grabbed from my bookshelf A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr., and literally dusted it off.  I flipped through it looking for something profound…
  • Jan 12

    Watergate On Fire -- Time For A New Metaphor

    Watergate On Fire -- Time For A New Metaphor
    It can't be a coincidence that the Watergate office caught fire on the same day that Donald Trump gave a press conference in which he: (1) bullied the press; (2) sidestepped questions about whether his staff had contact with Russia during the…
Rank this Week: 3255

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/
  • Jan 16

    Book Release Tomorrow!

    Book Release Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow, Jan. 17, I’ll be at Boswell Books in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. for an event to mark the release of my new book, Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up
    Ringing in the new year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its data on prisoners in the United States in 2015. After rising consistently for about four decades, the U.S. prison population (state and federal combined)…
  • Dec 28

    Sentencing and Disgust

    Sentencing and Disgust
    Sixty years in prison may seem like a long time for a crime not involving homicide, but such was the term Nathan Brown received in the Northern District of New York for producing and possessing child pornography. Brown’s sentence was…
Rank this Week: 3064

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 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…
  • Jun 2

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?
    An important case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that could cause significant harm to children across the nation who need special education services, or it could raise the bar for children with disabilities in areas that currently…
Rank this Week: 1722

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/
  • Jan 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
  • Jan 3

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument
    Happy New Year! After seeing my recent post on how I’m using my iPad Pro for appellate arguments, the good folks at the Texas Bar Journal asked if I’d like to publish a version of it in print. That version appears in the…
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
Rank this Week: 1328

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    When the University is a Fraud What Becomes of the Student Loans?

    When the University is a Fraud What Becomes of the Student Loans?
    Should student loans be forgiven when the university turns out to be a fraud? This is what a small group of students of the now-defunct ITT Education Services and the Corinthian Colleges have asserted.ITT shut its doors when the U.S.…
  • Dec 28

    Unauthorized Email Access in Divorce

    Unauthorized Email Access in Divorce
    What would you do if you discovered your spouse was being unfaithful and you wanted rock solid evidence to present to your divorce lawyer? Be careful not to go to far into your spouse's computer or you may run afoul of applicable wiretapping…
  • Dec 23

    The Engagement Ring: Whose Property?

    The Engagement Ring: Whose Property?
    So often, the holiday season is the season of love. Many men muster their courage to "pop the question" during the holidays.In the Western marital tradition, a man typically requests the hand of his intended in marriage with the conditional…
Rank this Week: 4080

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 15

    Judge Confirms Our $1.25 Million Jury Verdict

    Judge Confirms Our $1.25 Million Jury Verdict
    I tried a case in York County, PA in July involving a condemnation of the former York County Prison. My clients purchased the property in the ‘80s and were waiting for the right time to develop the property when it was taken by the City…
  • Dec 31

    NC Court Of Appeals Blocks Payment To Property Owner

    NC Court Of Appeals Blocks Payment To Property Owner
    The N.C. Court of Appeals has issued a stay of a Forsyth County Superior Court Judge’s order directing the N.C. Department of Transportation to make payments to property owners in the path of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway. Forsyth…
  • Dec 30

    Hartford Must Pay Extra $3M For Property Taken Near Stadium

    Hartford Must Pay Extra $3M For Property Taken Near Stadium
    A Connecticut Judge has ruled that the City of Hartford must pay an additional $3 million for property it acquired through eminent domain for development around Dunkin’ Donuts Park two years ago. The City acquired the three parcels in…
Rank this Week: 1370

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/
  • Jan 12

    Conectar a Peter Alfonso con Rita Hayworth

    Conectar a Peter Alfonso con Rita Hayworth
    Vamos con un post off-coyuntura que siempre estuve por escribir.Disputo mucho una forma de asociación inferencial que, créanme, no funciona nada bien en el mundo del Derecho argentino. La practica mucho el periodismo de…
  • Jan 6

    Sobre Los Supremos, part deux -- caveats y reserva

    Sobre Los Supremos, part deux -- caveats y reserva
    Ayer hice una reseña del libro "Los Supremos" de Irina Hauser y -habiendo dicho, grosso modo, que me pareció buenísimo- adelanté algunas cuestiones en las que podría disentir. Obviamente, podría casi…
  • Jan 5

    Sobre Los Supremos de Irina Hauser

    Sobre Los Supremos de Irina Hauser
    Es posible que uno de los libros del verano -y no estoy hablando del micromundo jurídico- sea "Los Supremos" de Irina Hauser, y vamos a hacerle una reseña ponderativa ahora y unas críticas luego.Adelanto que, como lo hice…
Rank this Week: 543

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 12

    How "global warming" is misunderstood

    How "global warming" is misunderstood
    One of the most persistently misunderstood concepts in public discourse is "global warming". That misunderstanding is part of the reason the fashionable term now is "climate change", which could of course mean almost anything. But I have not…
  • Jan 4

    Are state 'police powers' constitutional?

    Are state 'police powers' constitutional?
    To any of the Framers the answer would have been thought to be obviously yes. The U.S. Constitution delegated to Congress a list of "enumerated" powers that were to be considered nearly exhaustive, except for a few "implied" powers that were…
  • Dec 22

    Originalism does not support social conservative agenda

    Originalism does not support social conservative agenda
    We often get the argument that rights have to be explicitly listed (enumerated) or at least mentioned to be judicially enforceable. Justice William O. Douglas, in Doe V. Bolton,  in his concurring opinion in the companion case stated…
Rank this Week: 4314

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2684

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 17

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
Rank this Week: 1334

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jan 4

    This is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

    This is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality
    January 2nd, 2017- Predicting exactly what sort of telecommunications policy the next administration will pursue is tricky. The main clues we have thus far are the writings of Trump’s transition team. But transition teams don’t…
  • Dec 17

    NYT: Expect a Cozy Trump-Telecom Alliance

    NYT: Expect a Cozy Trump-Telecom Alliance
    Early next year, Senate Democrats will get to choose a new commissioner for the F.C.C. Democrats ought to pick a strong consumer advocate who will use the position to speak out forcefully for more competition in the industry and common-sense…
  • Dec 12

    Trump could electrify local broadband or decimate competition

    Trump could electrify local broadband or decimate competition
    December 7, 2016- “This is a moment for the happy warriors of telecom policy to get out there and organize and be a part of the infrastructure deal for the Trump administration,” said Susan Crawford. “As we build roads and…
Rank this Week: 2303

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: 646

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Dec 21

    “Legs”: Art Law Issues Stand Out in a New Documentary

    “Legs”: Art Law Issues Stand Out in a New Documentary
      By Adelaide Dunn* In Sag Harbor, NY, a fiery local debate over a prominent artwork, which started in 2008 and still rages on, has led residents to consider exactly what it means to live in a small town with a big personality. Legs: A…
  • Nov 23

    Broad or narrow: Taxman reviews “Private” Museum

    Broad or narrow: Taxman reviews “Private” Museum
    By David Honig, Esq.* Last year, on November 20, 2015, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) launched a review of eleven US private museums in response to a recent New York Times Article that exposes a possibility for abuse of 501(c)(3) nonprofit…
  • Oct 27

    Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive

    Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive
    By Scotti Hill* INTRODUCTION Predating the advent of words, images have long served as an elemental tool of communication, working to describe and persuade. As the modern era’s complex political systems galvanized and alienated large…
Rank this Week: 3057

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/
  • Dec 14

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II
    When reflecting on the first ten amendments to the American Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, focus is often on the great freedoms of religion, speech, press and the right to bear arms.  The Bill of Rights became 225 years old on…
  • Dec 14

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part I

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part I
    December 15, 2016 is the 225th anniversary of one of the great achievements in the history of mankind: affirmation of the inalienable rights of man and specific limits on the power of government to interfere with the rights we are all born…
  • Oct 6

    Pneumonia, Senior Citizens and President Pence or President Kaine

    Pneumonia, Senior Citizens and President Pence or President Kaine
    At the time of his inauguration, the ninth US President, William Henry Harrison was 68 years, 23 days old.  He was the oldest person to assume the office.   On March 4. 1841 Harrison’s Inaugural Address, at 8,445 words,…
Rank this Week: 2646

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 14

    My Lecture on the Supreme Court, Free Speech and Hate Speech (Audio)

    My Lecture on the Supreme Court, Free Speech and Hate Speech (Audio)
    One of my most popular posts is Know Your Constitution (5): Free Speech and Hate Speech, which was published on December 4, 2013, and can be found here: https://nahmodlaw.com/2013/12/04/know-your-constitution-5-free-speech-and-hate-speech/…
  • Dec 3

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)
    On September 28, 2016, I audio-taped a 55-minute makeup class on Congressional abrogation of the 11th Amendment, including Kimel, Garrett and Hibbs. The class concluded with an important treaty power case, Missouri v. Holland. I hope you find…
  • Nov 28

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)
    On October 5, 2016, I audio-taped a 55 minute makeup class on presidential power, including the Steel Seizure, Curtiss-Wright and Dames & Moore cases. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online (no video content):…
Rank this Week: 4081

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/
  • Dec 14

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law
    Some true stories:A judge told me (off the record) that when it comes down to it, he finds cops more credible than lay witnesses.Another judge told me (off the record) that if it had been a DUI he'd have granted the defendant's motion and…
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
  • Nov 28

    This Won't End Well

    This Won't End Well
    It is too often true in the trenches of criminal defense that if our clients were good at making decisions they wouldn't be our clients.Case in point:  Dylan Roof.  Charged with killing 9 African Americans at the Emanuel…
Rank this Week: 4381

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
  • Dec 6

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit
    The New York Times reports that Wells Fargo has been using arbitration clauses in its contracts with customers to defeat claims that the bank set up false accounts for customers:Ms. Zeleny, a lawyer who lives outside Salt Lake City and opened…
  • Dec 6

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent
    It's always a pleasant surprise to see legal disputes that involve fish for nonsensical reasons, particularly fish-related disputes that may be heard by the United States Supreme Court. Cases involving salmon are of particular interest (see,…
  • Nov 29

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?
    One of President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities when appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia is to select a justice who will "defend the Second Amendment." Commentators forecast that Trump's nominee will be pro-Second…
Rank this Week: 1467

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

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

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 14

    Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall

    Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall
    It has been four months since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the Supreme Court still has only eight sitting justices. On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill Justice Scalia’s seat. In the…
Rank this Week: 2990

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?
    As I’ve written about before, there is a thin and often elusive line between what is actionable defamation and what is non-actionable opinion. An example of a type of statement that often confounds lawyers is one that appears to be a…
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
Rank this Week: 923

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Aug 15

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update
    Privacy advocates won an important victory in July when a federal appeals court ruled to limit the access of the U.S. government to individuals’ e-mail accounts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the federal…
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech
    No administration in memory has more thoroughly undermined freedom of speech and of the press than that of President Obama.  From the White House itself, as well as the independent and executive branch agencies, have come a steady stream…
  • Jun 14

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
Rank this Week: 3626

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1310