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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Jun 25

    This is Slightly Weird

    This is Slightly Weird
    Inside the mysterious lot of land Donald Trump owns in Florida’s swamplands. The Guardian says: The quarter-acre parcel brings in no income, has no natural resources and has environmental restrictions. So why does the president still…
  • Jun 23

    It Has to be Asked

    It Has to be Asked
    I’ve thought all along that the real Trump scandal would be financial rather than electoral — Kushner or someone going to the Russians for bailout money to rescue bad investments such as the 666 5th Ave. building. …
  • Jun 23

    Bow Ties are In Again

    Bow Ties are In Again
    “This year’s draft broke the record for the most freshmen chosen, but the real record might have been for the most bow ties worn by draftees.” – NYT, Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft As someone who,…
Rank this Week: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Live blog of orders and opinion

    Live blog of orders and opinion
    We are live-blogging this morning as the court releases orders and opinion. Join us. The post Live blog of orders and opinions appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
  • Jun 26

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    This morning the court will release orders from its final scheduled conference of the term last Thursday, as well as opinions in any remaining cases in which it has reached a decision. Amy Howe highlights the six cases left from this…
  • Jun 26

    Opinion analysis: Majority sides with employee in civil service argument, but Gorsuch announces his presence with authority

    Opinion analysis: Majority sides with employee in civil service argument, but Gorsuch announces his presence with authority
    The late Justice Byron White used to say that every new justice created a “new” Supreme Court. Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board, decided on Friday, may be remembered as the opening salvo in the battle over statutory…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 62

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 143

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Taxes, program cuts, and reconciliation: the path forward

    Taxes, program cuts, and reconciliation: the path forward
         In two recent posts, I discussed the procedural and political context for efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s revenue provisions and reduce federal spending on health care assistance.  This…
  • Jun 25

    Constitutional Rot-- A Discussion on MSNBC

    Constitutional Rot-- A Discussion on MSNBC
    This evening Ari Melber had a segment on my speech to the Yale Law School Alumni, "Trumping the Constitution," which analyzes Donald Trump's rise to power as a symptom of long-term constitutional rot in our political institutions.Melber did a…
  • Jun 25

    This is not the health care bill you were looking for. Move along.

    This is not the health care bill you were looking for. Move along.
         After weeks of suspense, built up with teases and process controversies, there is an understandable temptation to seize upon the newly released Senate Republican health care bill like a piece of next-generation…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
  • Jun 23

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26
    The long-awaited filing window for certain Class C and D AM stations to apply for new FM translators will open at 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 26, 2017, and will close at 5:59 p.m. EDT (not at 11:59 p.m.) on August 2, 2017. A second window for…
  • Jun 23

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service
    The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has not even been born yet, but already major industry players want to change its basic character.  CBRS, as its name implies, was conceived and approved by the FCC a couple of years ago as a…
  • Jun 22

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat
    We’ve previously reported on a drone-related multistakeholder process convened by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is part of the Department of Commerce and is responsible for…
Rank this Week: 265

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: 254

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: 257

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 26

    Emoluments and Justiciability

    Emoluments and Justiciability
    by Zachary CloptonThe President, without the consent of Congress, accepts an emolument from a foreign state. What next?The answer is judicial intervention, say recent lawsuits from private citizens, government bodies, and members of…
  • Jun 24

    Members of Congress Have Standing in the Emoluments Suit

    Members of Congress Have Standing in the Emoluments Suit
    By Eric SegallThe President of the United States owns a posh hotel in the shadow of the White House from which he derives foreign-government revenue. Along with income and benefits from many other domestic and international businesses, this…
  • Jun 23

    Redistricting and Blue Citie

    Redistricting and Blue Citie
    by Neil H. BuchananCan anything be done to make congressional and state legislative races more competitive?  The Supreme Court has taken on a case from Wisconsin that could meaningfully limit partisan gerrymandering.  Depending on…
Rank this Week: 384

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/
  • Jun 23

    Post-Mortem: Special Election Edition

    Post-Mortem: Special Election Edition
    Yes, the Democrats just lost two special elections for House seats -- in Georgia and South Carolina.  Together with earlier losses in Montana and Kansas, the Dems are 0-4.  (Actually, the Democrats did win a…
  • Jun 16

    No Lifetime Appointments While There Remains A Cancer On The Presidency

    No Lifetime Appointments While There Remains A Cancer On The Presidency
    As we brace for the next revelation to contribute to Trump's "downward spiral," as Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn) put it, let's not lose sight of the unmitigated and long-lasting damage the malevolent orange shit-gibbon…
  • Jun 15

    The Midnight Massacre: A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

    The Midnight Massacre: A Date Which Will Live In Infamy
    "There is actually a good argument that Tom Seaver should be regarded as the greatest pitcher of all time ... Seaver pitched for eight losing teams, several of them really terrible, and four other teams which had losing records except when…
Rank this Week: 351

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/
  • Jun 16

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update
    On June 13, 2017, the City of Los Angeles released its new Hollywood Community Plan (“Plan”) draft. The current plan dates back to 1988. In 2012, the City adopted an update to the community plan that was subsequently litigated and…
  • Jun 14

    Update – City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Linkage Fee

    Update – City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Linkage Fee
    The City of Los Angeles continues to move toward the adoption of an ordinance that establishes an Affordable Housing Linkage Fee (Ordinance). As currently proposed, the key provisions of the Ordinance are as follows: It applies to any new…
  • Jun 12

    California Court Of Appeal Rejects Citizens Group Nuisance Case Regarding Sea Lion Stench

    California Court Of Appeal Rejects Citizens Group Nuisance Case Regarding Sea Lion Stench
    Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement v. City of San Diego, 8 Cal. App. 5th 350 (Cal. Ct. App. 2017). The Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal concluded that the City of San Diego could not be held liable for public…
Rank this Week: 358

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: 407

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: 393

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/
  • Jun 26

    Sometimes, Information Wants to be Expensive

    Sometimes, Information Wants to be Expensive
    Jonathan M. Barnett, Three Quasi-Fallacies in the Conventional Understanding of Intellectual Property, 12 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 1 (2016), available at SSRN. Ted Sichelman In the last twenty years or so, numerous IP scholars have…
  • Jun 23

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform
    Nicholas Bagley, Federalism and the End of Obamacare, 127 Yale L.J. F. 1 (2017). Amy Monahan In our era of increasingly divisive politics and fiery rhetoric, particularly around Obamacare and efforts to repeal it, Nicholas…
  • Jun 22

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet
    Morgan N. Weiland, Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 1389 (2017). Enrique Armijo In Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core, Morgan Weiland tells a story of…
Rank this Week: 700

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/
  • Jun 24

    Smith on Larry Alexander as Anarchist

    Smith on Larry Alexander as Anarchist
    Steven Douglas Smith, University of San Diego School of Law, has published Alexander as Anarchist. Here is the abstract. This essay, written for a festschrift for Professor Larry Alexander, considers the implications of Alexander’s…
  • Jun 23

    Donald Trump and Vladimir Nabokov @ArsScripta @FrankPasquale @NPR

    Donald Trump and Vladimir Nabokov @ArsScripta @FrankPasquale @NPR
    Over at NPR, Danielle Kurtzleben has an interesting discussion of Donald Trump as a "unreliable narrator," asking whether he resembles Nabokov as a writer and offering us an explanation of why his Twitter feed fascinates us so much…
  • Jun 23

    From the Creators of "Sherlock": A New Version of "Dracula"

    From the Creators of "Sherlock": A New Version of "Dracula"
    Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are turning to an interpretation of Bram Stoker's Dracula  as their next project. Given that Sherlock  was quite an interesting contemporarization (is that a word?) of Arthur…
Rank this Week: 856

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/
  • Jun 15

    Reporte de la audiencia de la Corte en La Pampa c. Mendoza

    Reporte de la audiencia de la Corte en La Pampa c. Mendoza
    Trataremos de pasar en limpio, lo más limpio posible, la cobertura que ayer hicimos en tiempo real. Disclaimer, por si alguien no lo sabe. Soy pampeano, he escrito del tema un par de veces en este blog, nunca publiqué nada…
  • Jun 12

    Las audiencias públicas de la Corte Suprema

    Las audiencias públicas de la Corte Suprema
    Este miércoles comienza la temporada de audiencias de la Corte Suprema. El auspicioso mecanismo estaba fuera de stock: en 2016 se hizo solo una audiencia de seguimiento del caso del Riachuelo, y ninguna referida a un caso "nuevo"; en…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 781

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    New Gun Law Permits Unlicensed Concealed Weapon

    New Gun Law Permits Unlicensed Concealed Weapon
    Yesterday, the Michigan House passed, by a 59/49 vote, a new gun law that demotes the once-required concealed pistol license to an optional certificate; a training and safety measure only.The new law allows citizens to carry a concealed…
  • Jun 8

    Child Custody and Parenting Sea Change

    Child Custody and Parenting Sea Change
    For some time now, members of Michigan's House of Representatives have proposed a sea change to the Child Custody Act. Last week, Representative Jim Runestad [R-White Lake] re-introduced a modified version of his seemingly perennial child…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1015

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 604

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1067

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

Covers laws affecting adult entertainment, alcoholic beverages and other vice industries. By Cary Wiggins.

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
    That’s the title of this article, which appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times (online). Potential Client: So anyway, after adding the hot butter (and up-sizing to an extra-large fountain soda), the bill was, like, huge!  Lawyer:…
  • Feb 22

    Davenport strip club to remain open

    Davenport strip club to remain open
    The Iowa appellate courts continue to impress me (for one). Radio Iowa reports here that the Iowa Court of Appeals‘ decision will stand:
  • Oct 26

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 777

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 4532

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court accepts wedding cake case, denies guns case

    Supreme Court accepts wedding cake case, denies guns case
    The Supreme Court finally acted on Monday on two closely watched cases about church-government relations and the right to carry a gun outside of a home. But only one case will be heard by the Justice next term.
  • Jun 24

    High drama: Supreme Court is ending its current term this week

    High drama: Supreme Court is ending its current term this week
    With the prospect of a headline-making finish, the Supreme Court will close its current term with two days of drama on Monday and Tuesday. The most significant issue before it is the fate of President Trump’s controversial executive…
  • Jun 24

    Last day of Supreme Court decisions features religion, immigration case

    Last day of Supreme Court decisions features religion, immigration case
    The Supreme Court will wrap up scheduled decisions from its current term on Monday morning. Here’s a quick look at the six cases that will be announced by the Court on June 26, 2017.
Rank this Week: 1875

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Convicted criminal defendants do not automatically gain when prosecutors hide possibly useful evidence

    Convicted criminal defendants do not automatically gain when prosecutors hide possibly useful evidence
    Prosecutors risk dangerous territory not to overdisclose evidence to criminal defense lawyers. Otherwise, the prosecution must spend more energy and time -- both of which they have in short supply -- to avoid violating the Fifth Amendment's…
  • Jun 24

    Criminal lawyers must not misadvise on immigration risk

    Criminal lawyers must not misadvise on immigration risk
    On June 23, 2017, the Supreme Court expanded upon Padilla, by confirming that it is ineffective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment for a criminal lawyer to misadvise his or her client that a particular conviction or sentence will…
  • Jun 23

    A self defense claim requires being in imminent danger of harm

    A self defense claim requires being in imminent danger of harm
    When a homicide defendant knows s/he will be found to have caused the decedent's death, the defendant often finds himself or herself pursuing a self defense claim, or else a claim of a lesser level of culpability than first degree murder (for…
Rank this Week: 1112

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    NJ Court: State Can Condemn Easements For Beach Repair

    NJ Court: State Can Condemn Easements For Beach Repair
    The New Jersey Appellate Division has held that the government can condemn easements for beach projects. In that case, the DEP sought voluntary easements from the landowners as part of a dune-and-berm system spanning the entire 18-mile length…
  • May 30

    Tennessee Enacts New Appraisers Statute Of Limitations Law

    Tennessee Enacts New Appraisers Statute Of Limitations Law
    Tennessee has enacted a law establishing a new statute of limitations regarding civil lawsuits and disciplinary actions against real estate appraisers. Under HB 376, any action to recover damages against a real estate appraiser must be…
  • May 29

    Florida Changes Appraiser Licensing Law

    Florida Changes Appraiser Licensing Law
    Florida has enacted a bill changing its appraiser licensing law. HB 927 includes changes advocated by the Appraisal Institute. The law defines an “evaluation” as a “valuation permitted by any federal financial…
Rank this Week: 5186

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jun 25

    The Ethics of Crowdfunding for Lawyers: Uncharted Territory or Familiar Terrain?

    The Ethics of Crowdfunding for Lawyers: Uncharted Territory or Familiar Terrain?
    Attorney and Justia editor Sarah Andropoulos comments on some of the ethical considerations raised by the increasingly popular practice of crowdfunding by lawyers. Andropoulos considers whether attorney crowdfunding presents new ethical risks…
  • Jun 24

    Donald Trump: The Art of the Fight

    Donald Trump: The Art of the Fight
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Richard Nixon, describes President Trump’s lifelong history of being in fights—with wives, business partners, vendors, tenants, the news media, and countless others. Dean argues that…
  • Jun 21

    The Antidote to Trump: Humility, Character, and Integrity, aka, Judge Edward R. Becker

    The Antidote to Trump: Humility, Character, and Integrity, aka, Judge Edward R. Becker
    Marci A. Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, extols the late Judge Edward Becker as exemplifying the traits of integrity, intelligence, and goodness—traits Hamilton…
Rank this Week: 3674

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Jun 23

    U.S. Supreme Court Decisions In Religious Freedom Cases Are Imminent

    U.S. Supreme Court Decisions In Religious Freedom Cases Are Imminent
    Liz HayesWall of SeparationThe U.S. Supreme Court is poised to act on several crucial religious freedom cases, all of which Americans United is involved in. As soon as Monday and certainly by the end of next week, the court is expected to…
  • Jun 22

    Introducing Our Summer 2017 Intern

    Introducing Our Summer 2017 Intern
    Wall of SeparationThis summer, we are proud to welcome eight interns to Americans United. They come from across the country and are all excited to be spending the summer in Washington D.C., working to advance the cause of church-state…
  • Jun 21

    For Focus On The Family, The Focus Remains On Far-Right Politic

    For Focus On The Family, The Focus Remains On Far-Right Politic
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationVice President Mike Pence will be in Colorado Springs this Friday speaking at an event to mark the 40th anniversary of Focus on the Family (FOF), the fundamentalist Christian family ministry and Religious Right…
Rank this Week: 1904

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/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
  • Jun 19

    Race and Risk Assessment

    Race and Risk Assessment
    Risk-assessment has become all the rage in American criminal justice. In jurisdictions across the country, criminal-justice officials are utilizing increasingly sophisticated risk-assessment tools, which can be used to predict a given…
  • Jun 12

    Dark Clouds on the Horizon for Graham v. Florida?

    Dark Clouds on the Horizon for Graham v. Florida?
    In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in Graham v. Florida that juveniles given a life sentence for nonhomicide crimes must be given “some meaningful opportunity to obtain release based on demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation.” But…
Rank this Week: 3177

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jun 21

    Bring Me the Head of King David: Questions of Attribution and the Responsibility of Museum

    Bring Me the Head of King David: Questions of Attribution and the Responsibility of Museum
    By Center for Art Law Team* Art forgery has long been a siren of the art world. Dark yet beguiling, it ranges from misidentification of orphaned works to forgers deliberately passing off fakes on the market. Some forgeries gain notoriety…
  • Jun 16

    Job Posting: Art Law Associate (NYC)

    Job Posting: Art Law Associate (NYC)
    Cahill, Cossu, Noh & Robinson LLP (CCNR)  is seeking an Associate. CCNR is a boutique firm which provides a wide range of litigation and transactional services to its clients. The firm is best known for its focus on matters arising…
  • Jun 12

    Case Review: Maestracci v. Helly Nahmad Gallery Inc. (2014)

    Case Review: Maestracci v. Helly Nahmad Gallery Inc. (2014)
    By Madeleine Werker* At the core of Maestracci v. Helly Nahmad Gallery Inc., case filed in 2014 is the battle for ownership of an Amedeo Modigliani painting, Seated Man with a Cane (1918) (the “Painting”) valued at 25 million USD.…
Rank this Week: 3188

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/
  • Jun 20

    Is America For Sale? Is Trump Motivated to Sell Us Out?

    Is America For Sale? Is Trump Motivated to Sell Us Out?
    Two lawsuits have now been filed over Trump’s violation of the emoluments clause.[1] Emoluments is an eighteenth-century word rarely heard before Trump became president. It’s a rare president who ever came into office with assets…
  • Jun 13

    Can American Democracy Survive Trump?

    Can American Democracy Survive Trump?
    Will democracy in America survive? First remember that democracy matters. No human institutions are perfect but democracy makes it possible to remove officials without going to war. Democracy doesn’t mean anyone alone can make good…
  • Jun 6

    Trump and the Swamp

    Trump and the Swamp
    Trump promised to drain the swamp. We can agree that the swamp is the predominance of special interests over Americans of ordinary means. Bernie Sanders won many hearts and minds by refusing to take big money. Trump claimed independence from…
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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/
  • Jun 20

    How Outside and In-House Counsel Can (and Should!) Collaborate on Post-Litigation Lessons-Learned

    How Outside and In-House Counsel Can (and Should!) Collaborate on Post-Litigation Lessons-Learned
    For much of my career as outside litigation counsel, I marked the end of cases with a celebratory client lunch or a sigh of “good riddance.” But when I went in-house with one of my clients, the end of each case was an opportunity…
  • 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:…
Rank this Week: 4422

Constitution

Constitution

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

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

    A prophetic 1944 interview

    A prophetic 1944 interview
    Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He said this in a 1944 interview: The American people will never…
  • Jun 10

    Russian "interference" in U.S. elections?

    Russian "interference" in U.S. elections?
    Much is being made about Russian "interference" in the 2016 presidential election, and about possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to interfere to win the election for Trump. However, the suspicions are lacking in…
  • May 31

    What is "societal discrimination"?

    What is "societal discrimination"?
    I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [hard-core pornography]; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it,…
Rank this Week: 4088

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/
  • Jun 18

    A Terrorist by Any Other Name

    A Terrorist by Any Other Name
    What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet. The names are the problem, Juliet says. Romeo, after all, is wonderful. The trouble is that he's a Montague, hated for that alone by her family, the…
  • Jun 18

    Government Work

    Government Work
    Hey, maybe he didn't do it.  But close enough for government work.It's the story of too many folks on death row.  Too many folks in prison.  Too many charged and convicted where . . . .OK, let me be both careful and honest…
  • Jun 17

    Conflating Guilt

    Conflating Guilt
    You know Cosby's guilty.  You just know it.  But the jury hung!?What is it that the jury did't get?  How could they have been so confused? And that cop in Minnesota, Jeronimo Yanez.  The one who killed Philando…
Rank this Week: 4277

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
  • Jun 16

    Beyond the Yates Memo: A New Era of Enforcement? 6-13-2017

    Beyond the Yates Memo: A New Era of Enforcement? 6-13-2017
    Criminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupIn this sequel to our panel last year on “The Limits of Federal Criminal Law,” we ask a distinguished panel to discuss how enforcement policy is evolving under Attorney General Jeff…
  • Jun 16

    The State of Antitrust Enforcement 6-9-2017

    The State of Antitrust Enforcement 6-9-2017
    Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupAntitrust policy during much of the Obama Administration was a continuation of the Bush Administration’s minimal involvement in the market. However, at the end of President…
  • Jun 7

    Keynote Address by Mick Mulvaney 5-17-2017

    Keynote Address by Mick Mulvaney 5-17-2017
    Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceThe Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference will examine the changing and often convoluted relationship between the legislative and the executive branches in the United States government.…
Rank this Week: 1186

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4958

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/
  • Jun 12

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.
    In Dhillon v. John Muir Health, 2017 Cal. LEXIS 3649, the Supreme Court of California shed some light on the resolution of the long-standing conflict concerning the appealability of a trial court’s order on a petition for writ of…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4415

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: 4454

Due Process Advocacy

Due Process Advocacy

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

http://www.due-process.org
  • May 24

    Davis Team Hires New Super Attorney Paul Kish

    Davis Team Hires New Super Attorney Paul Kish
    The Davis Team is announcing the hiring of new attorney Paul Kish. Paul is a super skilled and extremely well regarded and respected attorney from the fine Kish and Lietz law firm in Atlanta. https://www.kishandlietz.com/paul-s-kish.html…
  • May 3

    Rogue Prosecutors should get the same sentence their misconduct gave innocent people

    Rogue Prosecutors should get the same sentence their misconduct gave innocent people
      It’s Time to Convict and Punish Rogue Prosecutors  
  • Apr 28

    How do police convict an innocent man?

    How do police convict an innocent man?
    This book details how Scott was wrongly convicted by police misconduct and how they get away with it… https://www.amazon.com/How-Convict-Innocent-Man-Haphazard-ebook/dp/B014QWNXWY Read here
Rank this Week: 2366

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: 2632

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: 2152

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: 2782

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: 2421

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: 1807

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
  • Mar 6

    Qin, Strömberg and Wu on Why China Allows Freer Social Media

    Qin, Strömberg and Wu on Why China Allows Freer Social Media
    TweetBei Qin, David Strömberg and Yanhui Wu, of the University of Hong Kong, Stockholm University Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and University of Southern California Marshall School of Business have posted to SSRN…
  • Feb 27

    Zuiderveen Borgesius on the Right to Be Forgotten

    Zuiderveen Borgesius on the Right to Be Forgotten
    TweetFrederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius of the University of Amsterdam – IViR Institute for Information Law (IViR) has posted to SSRN Het ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ En Bijzondere Persoonsgegevens: Geen Ruimte Meer Voor Een…
Rank this Week: 3208

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: 3407