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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Tuesday the Justices will meet for their November 25 Conference. Our list of “Petitions to watch” for that Conference is here.
  • Nov 22

    January arguments, day by day

    January arguments, day by day
    The Supreme Court on Friday released the schedule of oral arguments for the session beginning January 12.  Arguments begin at 10 a.m. each day; each argument will be for one hour.  There will be no afternoon arguments. The daily…
  • Nov 22

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)
    UPDATED 11:21 a.m.   The Oklahoma petition for review before the appeals court rules is here.  The state noted it is willing to have its case, if granted, put on the same briefing schedule as King v. Burwell, and asks for a…
Rank this Week: 12

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Sorry for the slow blogging

    Sorry for the slow blogging
    It's been a crazy week, but we've had some great guest posts.  Thanks for those!We'll end the week with a post about judges starting to question these fake stings.  From the NY Times:“Stash-house stings” like this one in…
  • Nov 18

    Judge Robin Rosenberg Invested as District Court Judge by ADAM RABIN

    Judge Robin Rosenberg Invested as District Court Judge by ADAM RABIN
    Adam Rabin, the author of this post, is a partner at McCabe Rabin.  Photo credit to Daniel Portnoy Photography.On November 14, Southern District of Florida Chief Judge Michael Moore swore in Judge Robin Rosenberg as a District Court…
  • Nov 17

    A 'humble giant' by Bill Cooke

    A 'humble giant' by Bill Cooke
    Bill Cooke, the author of this post, is a Miami photojournalist and publisher of the Random Pixels blog. I first met Judge William Hoeveler sometime around 1990, right after he'd been assigned to preside over the trial of…
Rank this Week: 69

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)
    Is that pesky Ninth Circuit perhaps getting in the way of your cushy class action settlement and fee award?  Fear not.  They've got an app for that.The settlement at issue in this case gives former franchisees $475 in cash and adds…
  • Nov 19

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Sometimes I lean towards not talking about opinions by a particular author because I don't want to sound like a homer.  You don't need me saying five dozen times that this justice writes especially well because, well, it's self-evident.…
  • Nov 18

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Today's published opinion from Justice Franson begins by saying:  "This appeal follows a highly publicized jury trial of a fraud claim arising from a $2.3 million sale of 15 acres of land that included a residence, riding arena and…
Rank this Week: 107

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

From the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 148

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Nov 21

    Judiciário tem papel de protagonismo no funcionamento do Estado, diz Lewandowski

    Judiciário tem papel de protagonismo no funcionamento do Estado, diz Lewandowski
    No século XXI a Justiça tende a ter um papel de protagonismo no funcionamento do Estado, assim como em séculos anteriores os poderes Legislativo e Executivo assumiram posições de maior relevo. Numa…
  • Nov 21

    Direito à nomeação de candidatos fora do número de vagas tem repercussão geral

    Direito à nomeação de candidatos fora do número de vagas tem repercussão geral
    O Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) analisará o direito subjetivo à nomeação de candidatos aprovados fora do número de vagas previstas no edital de concurso público no caso de surgimento de novas vagas…
  • Nov 21

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 21/11 20h30 - Iluminuras No mês em que se comemora a Consciência Negra, o programa recebe dois expoentes da luta pela igualdade racial: a desembargadora aposentada do Estado da Bahia Luislinda Valois, primeira…
Rank this Week: 170

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: 205

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 262

Confirm Them

Confirm Them

Covers the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate.

http://www.confirmthem.com/
  • Jul 22

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial
    LifeCell 30 Day Free Trial – How Good Is It Really? Is it even possible to pass up a free trial on the latest anti-ageing product, that just so happens to be taking Hollywood by storm? Well I didn’t think so, which is why I…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Oily Skin                Finding the right face cream for your skin can be as important as eating the right variety of foods. Your skin needs all…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Dry Skin                Dry skin can be one of the hardest skin conditions to have to deal with. You might already drink plenty of water, keep…
Rank this Week: 298

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 417

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Nov 21

    Internet TV startup Aereo files for Chapter 11 banktuptcy

    Internet TV startup Aereo files for Chapter 11 banktuptcy
    After losing a court case earlier this year, Aereo, a TV streaming service, announced Friday that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, ending a three-year mission to shake up the traditional broadcast model. Photo Illustration by Andrew…
  • Nov 17

    Supreme Court will likely rule on national gay marriage rights next year

    Supreme Court will likely rule on national gay marriage rights next year
    Photo by Flickr user Photo Phiend.WASHINGTON — A same-sex couple from Michigan is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the Supreme Court. The couple’s plea to be allowed to marry was being filed…
  • Nov 14

    Same-sex couples ask Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide

    Same-sex couples ask Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide
    Getty WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide. Appeals being filed Friday urge the justices to review last week’s lower court ruling…
Rank this Week: 490

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Nov 7

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Substantial Portion"

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Substantial Portion"
    "Substantial Portion" - a term "commonly understood by lawyers to be “weasel words” ... [whose] meaning is malleable to a point where they mean what the user wants them to mean in any given situation; they have no meaning of...
  • Nov 6

    Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied; Costs Granted in Part

    Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied; Costs Granted in Part
    Macrosolve v. Newegg, 6:12cv46 (10/16/14) Judge: K. Nicole Mitchell Holding: Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied: Costs Granted in Part In January 2012, Macrosolve filed this action against Newegg alleging patent infringement. In March 2014,…
  • Nov 6

    Motion for Sanctions For Litigating After Claims Construction Ruling Denied

    Motion for Sanctions For Litigating After Claims Construction Ruling Denied
    DietGoal Innovations LLC v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., 2:12cv764 (10/14/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Motion for Sanctions Denied King Arthur: Now stand aside, worthy adversary. Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch. King Arthur: A…
Rank this Week: 513

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 459

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 537

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Nov 19

    Johnson v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Johnson v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 5, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inJohnson v. United States. This case concerns whether mere possession of a short-barreled shotgun should be treated as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act. To…
  • Nov 11

    Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inOmnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund. This case concerns Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, which authorizes suit by a purchaser of…
  • Oct 27

    Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On October 8, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inIntegrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk. This case concerns whether time employees spend undergoing mandatory security screenings after work is compensable under the Fair Labor…
Rank this Week: 541

the Ninth

the Ninth

Tracks the trends of the country's biggest and busiest court of appeals, the Ninth Circuit. By McGuire Coats LLP.

http://www.theninthcircuit.com/
Rank this Week: 578

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 765

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Nov 21

    Summary of November 19, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of November 19, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Nov 19

    Aiding and abetting murder opinion filing tomorrow

    Aiding and abetting murder opinion filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Smith, which will decide whether the defendant was properly convicted of murder under the natural and probable consequences theory of aiding and abetting. The court asked…
  • Nov 18

    Summary of November 12, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of November 12, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
Rank this Week: 826

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Nov 20

    MSC remands for Ginther hearing where defense counsel failed to inform client of plea offer

    MSC remands for Ginther hearing where defense counsel failed to inform client of plea offer
    In People v. Walker, No. 145433, the Michigan Supreme Court remanded to the trial court for a Ginther hearing, after it had been held in abeyance pending the Supreme Court’s decision over a year ago in Burt v. Titlow, 133 S. Ct. 1457…
  • Nov 20

    COA holds that court erred by failing to provide simultaneous translation for defendant

    COA holds that court erred by failing to provide simultaneous translation for defendant
    In People v. Elias Gonzalez-Raymundo, Nos. 316744, 319718, The Michigan Court of Appeals held that the trial court erred by failing to provide a simultaneous interpreter where defense counsel requested that the interpreter “catch…
  • Nov 20

    Cadaver dog evidence admissible under MRE 702

    Cadaver dog evidence admissible under MRE 702
    In People v. Lane, No. 313818, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s convictions for first-degree felony murder and first-degree child abuse. Defendant raised a number of issues on appeal.  The most important issue…
Rank this Week: 870

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Nov 17

    Tribute to Judge Stewart F. Hancock, JR., 1923–2014, in the Albany Law Review

    Tribute to Judge Stewart F. Hancock, JR., 1923–2014, in the Albany Law Review
    (photo by F. Ordonez, The Post-Standard) The recently published issue of the Albany Law Review  opens with a dedication to Stewart F. Hancock, Jr., who served on the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, and passed away…
  • Nov 6

    Part 2 [Renominations Historically] NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo

    Part 2 [Renominations Historically] NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo
    We'll be taking a look at Judge Graffeo's record on the Court of Appeals, and we'll then be trying to get some sense of what Judge Stein's record at the Appellate Division portends.  But first... Let's look at the history of sitting Court…
  • Oct 20

    NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo (Part 1)

    NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo (Part 1)
    (Link to today's interview on Fred Dicker: Live at the State Capitol below) Last Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo made his selection for the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court. He appointed a very fine judge, Leslie Stein, instead of…
Rank this Week: 930

The Jefferson Court Blog

The Jefferson Court Blog

Covers the Texas Supreme Court. By Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Miño.

http://texas-opinions.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 928

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Bail, Brought Back, Briefly

    Bail, Brought Back, Briefly
    State v. Campbell, 2014 VT 123 (mem.)By Andrew DelaneyLast round, Mr. Campbell got the SCOV to order an immediate bail-review hearing. This round, Mr. Campbell doesn’t fare so well. As you may or may not recall, Mr. Campbell was…
  • Nov 23

    Money Can’t Buy Me Love

    Money Can’t Buy Me Love
    Goodrum v. Vermont Dept. of Taxes, 2014 VT 128By Andrew DelaneyBut its pursuit can help qualify one for a tax exemption. Also, if I was a pirate I’d want my last name to be Goodrum, but that’s neither here nor there. The Goodrums…
  • Nov 21

    Slut Shaming: Don’t Do It

    Slut Shaming: Don’t Do It
    State v. Groce, 2014 VT 122By Elizabeth KruskaSometimes SCOV takes an entire paragraph to call out some bad behavior. This is one of those times. Good on you, Chief Reiber. It’s not cool to call someone a slut. Just don’t do that.…
Rank this Week: 1056

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 1054

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Dec. 2 -- You gonna go Federal or State?

    Dec. 2 -- You gonna go Federal or State?
    Ok, SoCal Appellate Fanatics, what are you gonna do the evening of December 2?FBA-LA is throwing a Tribute to Chief Judge Kozinski at the Chambers Courthouse in Pasadena. Flyer here.But the Italian American Lawyers Association's Supreme Court…
  • Nov 20

    iPads at the Lectern!

    iPads at the Lectern!
    Effective November 1, 2014 the Fourth District  implemented the following electronic devices policy (which the 5th District has had all this year):Uniform Policy on Public Use of Electronic Devices in Court of Appeal Court RoomsLaptop…
  • Nov 20

    5th DCA to follow the 1st in using TrueFiling

    5th DCA to follow the 1st in using TrueFiling
     Starting in 2015, all attorneys submitting documents for filing in any appeal or original proceeding with the 5th DCA must file electronically through an electronic filing system, known as TrueFiling, developed in partnership with the…
Rank this Week: 1077

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Multi-faceted sexual harassment claim lose

    Multi-faceted sexual harassment claim lose
    Employers are supposed to take sexual harassment complaints seriously. In this case, the plaintiff claimed she was sexually assaulted at work. Management brought charges against the alleged harasser. The arbitrator sided with the alleged…
  • Nov 17

    ADA plaintiff has standing to sue Amtrak

    ADA plaintiff has standing to sue Amtrak
    The Americans with Disabilities Act has a loophole: unless the government is filing the lawsuit, a litigant cannot sue a private entity for damages, only injunctive relief. The problem is that, to obtain an injunction, you have to show that…
  • Nov 13

    Police unions cannot intervene in now-settled stop-and-frisk litigation

    Police unions cannot intervene in now-settled stop-and-frisk litigation
    The much-publicized stop-and-frisk case that raised questions about racial profiling and led to the removal of a federal judge from the case is still kicking around. While New York City has since settled the case, the police unions want to…
Rank this Week: 1139

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
Rank this Week: 1167

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
  • Nov 19

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm
    In Stockinger, et al v. Zeilberger, et al (3D14-550), the Third District dismissed a petition for writ of certiorari for lack of jurisdiction. The court stated explained the requirements for certiorari jurisdiction as follows:To invoke this…
  • Oct 30

    Trust Account Wire Receipts Are Not Privileged

    Trust Account Wire Receipts Are Not Privileged
    In Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas, P.L. v. Simmon (3D14-1543), the Third District addressed whether trust account wire receipts showing transfers to Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas, P.L. (“the Firm”) are…
  • Oct 30

    Florida Supreme Court Removes County Court Judge From Bench

    Florida Supreme Court Removes County Court Judge From Bench
    Today in Inquiry Concerning a Judge, No. 11-550 RE: Judith W. Hawkins (No. SC12-2495), the Florida Supreme Court considered the recommendations of the Judicial Qualifications Commission with regard to "alleged violations of the Code…
Rank this Week: 1507

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1636

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    2014 Election Results, Texas Appellate Edition

    2014 Election Results, Texas Appellate Edition
    Republicans continued their dominance of statewide judicial races in yesterday’s election, with Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Justices Jeff Brown, Jeff Boyd, and Phil Johnson winning new six-year terms on the Texas Supreme…
  • Oct 23

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade
    If you’ve received CaseMail updates this week, you’ve likely noticed something new when clicking on the link embedded in your notification emails. Last Friday, the Texas appellate courts got a major online upgrade with the…
  • Sep 8

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?
    When used appropriately, hyperlinks to specific portions of the record or to on-point authorities can be a very effective tool in the appellate lawyer’s arsenal. But are recent developments enhancing that tool or effectively taking it…
Rank this Week: 1373

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence
    In United States v. Sherer, et. al (found here), a bank robbery case, the Sixth Circuit recently reminded folks how to properly preserve several issues, and also more extensively addressed variances based on mathematical accidents within the…
  • Oct 14

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony
    In United States v. Norris, the Court remanded for resentencing with instructions to eliminate a enhancement for "using" a firearm in connection with another felony offense.  In Norris, the defendant plead guilty to selling a firearm to…
  • Sep 23

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)
    Yesterday, in United States v. Snelling, No. 12-4288, the Sixth Circuit affirmed USSG § 2B1.1(B)(1) and its commentary actually mean what is written. The case concerned a Ponzi scheme that took in almost $9 million, but also paid out…
Rank this Week: 1327

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia
    The Victoria Law Commission has finalized its report on juror empanelment.  The report, which is available here, examines the following three areas Peremptory challenges and the Crown's right to stand aside Calling of the panel…
  • Oct 8

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument
    Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Warger v. Shauers.Sheila Birnbaum will be arguing for respondent (Randy D. Shauers).Sarah E. Harrington who represents the solicitor general's office will also be arguing for…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Voting Paradoxe

    Jury Voting Paradoxe
    Jason IulianoAbstract (to read the entire article go here)The special verdict is plagued by two philosophical paradoxes: the discursive dilemma and the lottery paradox. Although widely discussed in the philosophical literature, these…
Rank this Week: 1629

The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here

Covers education law, politics, and the judiciary. By Stuart Buck.

http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?
    Education blogger Jim Horn, who doesn't let accuracy interfere with his eagerness to condemn charter schools, has yet another post decrying KIPP and similar schools for being eugenicist. He claims that what's going on is "cultural and…
  • Apr 17

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure
    In discussions over poverty and education policy in the United States, it is common to see international comparisons. These comparisons usually make the United States look quite bad -- i.e., 21% of our children are in poverty compared to 4%…
  • Mar 7

    Ravitch's math

    Ravitch's math
    In a recent post, Diane Ravitch decries the fact that Chicago charters expel a higher percentage of kids than do the other public schools: The data reveal that during the last school year, 307 students were kicked out of charter schools,…
Rank this Week: 1444

Split Circuits

Split Circuits

Tracks developments concerning splits among the federal circuit courts. By University of Richmond School of Law Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://splitcircuits.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1326

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria
    Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish…
  • Oct 3

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria
    Turkey’s military struck targets inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s office said in a statement. “Our armed forces…
  • Oct 2

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
Rank this Week: 1313

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

Covers Florida Law and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Conigliaro.

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional
    This decision will attract a great deal of attention. It should. Today, the Eleventh Circuit held that the individual insurance mandate contained in the massive 2010 health care legislation violates the federal constitution because Congress…
  • Jul 8

    People Say I’m Lazy…

    People Say I’m Lazy…
    Dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice… You know the rest. Lennon had been spending time raising a family in New York. My story is a little different.
  • Feb 21

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
Rank this Week: 1458

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Nov 22

    November 22, 2013 – U.S. Senate Alters Its Filibuster Rule

    November 22, 2013 – U.S. Senate Alters Its Filibuster Rule
    On this date the U.S. Senate approved, on a 52 to 48 vote, a fundamental alteration of its rules, ending the ability of the minority party to filibuster most presidential nominees, allowing a simple majority vote to be determinative. The…
  • Nov 20

    November 20, 1789 – New Jersey Is The First State to Ratify The Bill of Right

    November 20, 1789 – New Jersey Is The First State to Ratify The Bill of Right
    On this day in history, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights – the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. The Bill of Rights had been introduced by James Madison on June 8, 1789. Originally,…
  • Nov 18

    November 18, 2003 – Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage

    November 18, 2003 – Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage
    On this day in history, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4-3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health (798 N.E.2d 941, Mass. 2003) that the state constitution guaranteed gay couples the right to marry. Chief Justice Margaret…
Rank this Week: 1987

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    Misdemeanor Offenders and Broken Windows Theory

    Misdemeanor Offenders and Broken Windows Theory
    CCI Executive Director Greg Berman recently had an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal highlighting both the work done at the Red Hook Community Justice Center and a new research project conducted by CCI in partnership with…
  • Oct 28

    New BCS Group - Know Your Right

    New BCS Group - Know Your Right
    Today, we began a new pilot group for BCS participants called "Know Your Rights," run by BCS partner organization MFY Legal Services. MFY Legal Services is an organization that provides free legal assistance to vulnerable and underserved…
  • Oct 15

    BCS Helps Out with Special Graffiti Cleanup in the 44th Precinct

    BCS Helps Out with Special Graffiti Cleanup in the 44th Precinct
    BCS clients, crew supervisor and officers worked together on a special clean-up project in the 44th PrecinctBCS has worked with the Community Affairs Unit of the 44thprecinct removing graffiti for over seven years. We have a day…
Rank this Week: 1796

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 10

    Hearsay Exception #4 – Statements Made for the Purpose of Medical Diagnosis or Treatment

    Hearsay Exception #4 – Statements Made for the Purpose of Medical Diagnosis or Treatment
    The fourth hearsay exception found in Texas Rules of Evidence 803 pertains statements made for the purpose of receiving a medical diagnosis or treatment. In order to fall within this exception, the statement must describe: the…
  • Feb 2

    Hearsay Exception #3 – Then-Existing Mental, Emotional or Physical Condition

    Hearsay Exception #3 – Then-Existing Mental, Emotional or Physical Condition
    The third hearsay exception – TRE’s 803(3) then existing mental, emotional or physical condition – is also similar to the first hearsay exception, the present sense impression.  As its name implies, this exception…
  • Sep 8

    Hearsay Exception #2 – The Excited Utterance Exception

    Hearsay Exception #2 – The Excited Utterance Exception
    Hearsay exception number two – the excited utterance exception – is often confused with previously-discussed hearsay exception number one, the present sense impression.  And while they are similar, and even on occasion,…
Rank this Week: 2144

Second Opinions

Second Opinions

Covers the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and its opinions. By Sanford Hausler.

http://secondopinions.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    Foreign Securitie

    Foreign Securitie
    The Second Circuit as  a matter  of first impression, considered whether the bar on extraterritorial application of the United States securities laws, as set forth in Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010),…
  • Mar 24

    Penal Law Rule

    Penal Law Rule
    In an interpleader action brought by the United States, the District Court granted summary judgment to Brazil, one of the parties who claimed entitlement to certain funds, holding that Brazil was entitled to the funds under a Brazilian…
  • Nov 19

    Charbuck

    Charbuck
    The Second Circuit upheld the decision of the District Court and held that a company's use of its "Mr. Charbucks" and "Charbucks Blend" trademarks is not likely to dilute by blurring Starbuck's trademarks.The decision in Starbucks Corp. v.…
Rank this Week: 1794

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

http://www.joeljacobsen.com/
  • Feb 10

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 1871

Mass Appeal!

Mass Appeal!

Covers appellate issues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Cameron.

http://www.mattcameronlaw.com/mass-appeal/
  • May 31

    Dumb… and DOMA

    Dumb… and DOMA
    A sampling of today’s headlines: (1) DOMA RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY FEDERAL APPEALS COURT
  • Dec 7

    There Is No Line

    There Is No Line
    If you like Mass Appeal, please be sure to check out  There Is No Line, my newest blogging venture. TINL intends to provide actual facts in response to actual arguments and assertions made by actual people—some of whom are merely misguided…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2
    This week’s cautionary tale in sloppy, reactionary lawmaking comes courtesy (as it so often does) of the Massachusetts legislature.
Rank this Week: 1911

The Magistrate's Blog

The Magistrate's Blog

Musings and snippets from an English magistrate.

http://thelawwestofealingbroadway.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    All Change

    All Change
    I have migrated the blog tohttp://magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk/and copied all of the posts across.I shall leave this one up for the foreseeable future, but I shall post to the new url, which has working comments. I shall bring the old…
  • Mar 20

    Housekeeping Updated

    Housekeeping Updated
    I have no idea what has happened to the comments - JS-Kit was dumped on me when they bought out Haloscan. I have tried to get in to put it back to normal, but I haven't got time. I'll have a go when things calm down a bit.Wednesday Update:…
  • Mar 20

    Current Affair

    Current Affair
    The CPS are shortly to begin their new 'paperless as far as the door of the court' document handling system. I wish them well and hope that the widely expressed fear that this will be just another Government IT fiasco proves to be…
Rank this Week: 1813

352nd District Court

352nd District Court

Features summaries of interesting and notable cases from the 352nd District Court of Texas. By Judge Bonnie Sudderth.

http://352nddistrictcourt.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: ”This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.” 
  • Dec 11

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
  • Nov 20

    1998 – The God Pod

    1998 – The God Pod
    Two former Tarrant County jail inmates and a college professor filed suit in the 352nd District Court against Tarrant County and the Tarrant County Sheriff for operating a particular jail “pod” designated as the CEU (Chaplain’s…
Rank this Week: 2143

Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain

Covers judicial news.

http://eminentdomain.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    It's Been Fun

    It's Been Fun
    I know that I've got a sizable collection of posts that start "I know I've been gone for a while," but I thought that I could squeeze one more into the pack. I know I've been gone for a while, but forces much stronger than Blogger.com are to…
  • Dec 6

    A Little More Complicated...

    A Little More Complicated...
    I had a chance to listen to the audio from the Boumediene v Bush case last night. I previously guessed that this would be a clear 5-4, Kennedy joins the liberals case. After the argument, I'm not so sure anymore. Kennedy was oddly quiet. …
  • Dec 5

    Clinton on the Supreme Court

    Clinton on the Supreme Court
    Scary title, isn't it? I'm using the word "on" in place of "talking about," so hopefully that should calm some fears. But wait. Don't relax just yet. Here's Senator Hillary Clinton talking about who she would appoint to the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 1779

Maryland Courts Watcher

Maryland Courts Watcher

Features the synopses of opinions from Maryland courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals.

http://marylandcourts.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1806

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Focuses on China's highest court. By Susan Finder.

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Nov 22

    The Supreme People’s Court Observer and China’s National Climate Change Plan 2014-2020

    The Supreme People’s Court Observer and China’s National Climate Change Plan 2014-2020
    The Supreme People’s Court Observer recently worked with Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in analyzing an crucial development concerning China’s climate change…
  • Nov 16

    Making China Law Bloglists Around the World

    Making China Law Bloglists Around the World
    Thank you to Dan Harris, of the China Law Blog, and Mark Cohen, of the China IPR blog for pointing out that Carli Spina of the Harvard Law School library has listed the Supreme People’s Court Monitor among its recommended China law…
  • Nov 16

    Tianjin’s environmental crisis and the court

    Tianjin’s environmental crisis and the court
    Tianjin’s environmental problems are well documented, as this presentation by a (Nankai University) Tianjin based professor of environmental sciences describes. Chinese pollution statistics list Tianjin as one of the top 10-15 polluted…
Rank this Week: 3288