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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 6

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood (barely) reviews Monday’s relisted cases. In past years, we’ve commemorated Derby Week with a julep-fueled effort to outwork ourselves by fitting as many ridiculous names as possible into a post. It’s not our…
  • May 6

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Coverage relating to the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia comes from Tony Mauro, who in The National Law Journal (subscription or registration may be required) reports that eight…
  • May 5

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Lee v. Tam 15-1293 Issue: Whether the disparagement provision of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1052(a), which provides that no trademark shall be refused registration on account of its nature…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 76

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • May 2

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign
    Due to State Bar campaigning rules I haven't been able to say anything about this on the weblog before now - all activity has to be on dedicated campaign internet and social media websites - but back in December my...
  • Apr 29

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict
    Last year a jury in Judge Richard Schell's court in Plano returned a verdict for the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions v. Intersil Corp., 4:08cv0451, a complex breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, tortious…
  • Apr 28

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict
    Have been out of the office a lot lately doing lawyer-like things and needed to catch up on recent patent verdicts. I posted previously on the first four of the year, with the second ending the string of six defense...
Rank this Week: 153

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 174

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: 186

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: 182

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/
  • May 5

    Is Aventura bomber mentally ill?

    Is Aventura bomber mentally ill?
    From Paula McMahon:The bond hearing for a Hollywood man accused of planning to bomb an Aventura synagogue has been postponed to Tuesday.James Gonzalo Medina, 40, is accused of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction — a dummy…
  • May 4

    May the 4th be with you! (UPDATED)

    May the 4th be with you! (UPDATED)
    Happy Star Wars Day!Judge Rosenbaum has an interesting opinion about a bad cop here.  From the intro:Defendant-Appellant Timothy Filbeck was a lieutenant with the Butts County Sheriff’s Office. When his house was foreclosed upon,…
  • May 2

    FBI stops plot to bomb Aventura temple

    FBI stops plot to bomb Aventura temple
    Mag court should be interesting today. Judge Turnoff is presiding. The Herald has more here:A Hollywood man was arrested Friday night by FBI agents while he was attempting to carry out an explosive attack on an Aventura synagogue, according…
Rank this Week: 318

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/
  • May 5

    People v. Mohamed (Cal. Ct. App. - May 3, 2016)

    People v. Mohamed (Cal. Ct. App. - May 3, 2016)
    From this opinion:"In 2010, appellant was a board certified gynecologist who practiced cosmetic surgery out of his Encino office. Appellant relied on 'cutting edge' technology in his practice and used a medical instrument called a…
  • May 4

    Collins & Teng v. USCIS (9th Cir. - May 4, 2016)

    Collins & Teng v. USCIS (9th Cir. - May 4, 2016)
    Yu-Ling Teng is a naturalized U.S. citizen.  When she first came to the United States in 1965, on a student visa, she had a Taiwanese passport that listed her date of birth as 1939.  She says that's right.  So, way back then,…
  • May 3

    Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing Inc. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 2, 2016)

    Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing Inc. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 2, 2016)
    The Court of Appeal's published opinion does not mention the appellate attorney's name.  (For which that lawyer is undoubtedly incredibly thankful.)  Moreover, the list of counsel on appeal includes three different lawyers for the…
Rank this Week: 332

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/
  • May 5

    Attorney Practicing in Ohio Before Formally Admitted Now Denied Admission

    Attorney Practicing in Ohio Before Formally Admitted Now Denied Admission
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that a Cincinnati attorney who had been previously admitted in three other states engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when he began providing legal services while his application for admission to the…
  • May 5

    Prosecuting Attorneys Represent the State in Community Control Violation Hearing

    Prosecuting Attorneys Represent the State in Community Control Violation Hearing
    In a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Terrence O’Donnell, the Ohio Supreme Court today clarified that the prosecuting attorney has the authority to prosecute all complaints, suits, and controversies in which the state is a party,…
  • May 4

    Local Governments Not Protected by State Constitution’s Prohibition of Retroactive Law

    Local Governments Not Protected by State Constitution’s Prohibition of Retroactive Law
    The Ohio Constitution’s protection against retroactive laws does not apply to local governments, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today. The decision rejected a claim by Toledo, Dayton, and Cleveland public school districts that the state…
Rank this Week: 335

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • May 6

    May 6, 1812 – Birthdate of Martin Delany

    May 6, 1812 – Birthdate of Martin Delany
    On this day in history, Martin Delaney, considered to be the grandfather of Black Nationalism, was born was born free in Charles Town, West Virginia (then part of Virginia, a slave state). As formal education for blacks was forbidden in…
  • May 4

    May 4, 1800 – Alexander Hamilton Writes of “The Fangs of Jefferson”

    May 4, 1800 – Alexander Hamilton Writes of “The Fangs of Jefferson”
    Theodore Sedgwick was an American attorney, politician (he became the fifth Speaker of the House of Representatives), jurist, and a Federalist who was allied with Hamilton against the antifederalists led by Thomas Jefferson. On this day in…
  • May 2

    Review of “America’s War for the Greater Middle East” by Andrew J. Bacevich

    Review of “America’s War for the Greater Middle East” by Andrew J. Bacevich
    The first thing you should know is that by “Greater Middle East,” Bacevich is referring to the oil states and the countries surrounding the Persian Gulf. Not all of these people are Arabs, and not all of the Muslims in this…
Rank this Week: 630

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/
  • May 5

    More on waiving oral argument

    More on waiving oral argument
    The ABA's Journal of the Litigation Section has published the Spring 2016 issue of Litigation, and it includes some interesting appellate articles. On page 30 is Let's Revamp the Appellate Rules Too, by Martin Siegel, about how inefficient…
  • May 4

    OCBA Appellate Section Program May 5

    OCBA Appellate Section Program May 5
    ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION APPELLATE LAW SECTIONThursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Yeah, it's Cinco de Mayo...but just have a taco instead!Justice David A. ThompsonCourt of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three…
  • May 4

    Riverside County Bar Truefiling program May 24

    Riverside County Bar Truefiling program May 24
    Tuesday05/24/2016Noon to 1:30 PMAppellate Law Section "Truefiling Training"Provided by Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two In June 2016, e-filing through ImageSoft'sTrueFiling system will be mandatory for allattorneys in the…
Rank this Week: 477

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 619

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/
Rank this Week: 608

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: 468

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: 540

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/
  • May 6

    2d Circuit says that some post trial motions may be filed out-of-time

    2d Circuit says that some post trial motions may be filed out-of-time
    This issue may put you to sleep, but if you are a federal litigator, you need to read this. The rules that we thought were etched in stone have been changed, and it has consequences for trial practice.The case is Legg v. County of Ulster,…
  • May 4

    Second Circuit reinstates pregnancy discrimination case

    Second Circuit reinstates pregnancy discrimination case
    The Court of Appeals has set forth the ground rules governing when an employer violates Title VII's prohibition against pregnancy discrimination, ruling that a correction officer who was denied light duty because of her pregnancy may proceed…
  • May 3

    2d Circuit places a limit on Title VII retaliation claim

    2d Circuit places a limit on Title VII retaliation claim
    Over the years, the case law interpreting Title VII's anti-retaliation clause has been favorable to plaintiffs who suffer retaliation for opposing discriminatory actions and policies in the workplace. But all winnings streaks have to end…
Rank this Week: 1007

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/
  • May 5

    A dozen cases on the late-May calendar

    A dozen cases on the late-May calendar
    May is the only month with two oral argument calendars, and both are typically larger than normal.  So, as the court today finishes its 15-case early-May calendar, it announces a 12-case late-May calendar. Two of the cases made their…
  • May 5

    Vexatious-litigant defendant doesn’t need permission to appeal adverse judgment

    Vexatious-litigant defendant doesn’t need permission to appeal adverse judgment
    Concluding that “[a] different interpretation would impede . . . access to the appellate courts without advancing the underlying purpose of the vexatious litigant statutes,” the Supreme Court in John v. Superior Court today holds…
  • May 5

    No conference held the week of May 2, 2016

    No conference held the week of May 2, 2016
    The Court held no conference this week because it is hearing oral argument in San Francisco on 15 cases (including the Governor’s writ petition seeking to qualify his Justice and Rehabilitation Act initiative for the November…
Rank this Week: 663

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    US v. Ornelas, No. 14-50533…

    US v. Ornelas, No. 14-50533 (5-4-16)(Tymkovich with Farris and M. Smith). Here today, gone tomorrow, but the sentencing still took place.  The 9th (via a visiting judge) affirms sentencing in absentia.  The defendant entered into a…
  • May 1

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Won't Put Pull Plug on Powered Wheelchair Bump - Abuse of Trust, USSG Sec. 3B1.3, and Adebimpe

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Won't Put Pull Plug on Powered Wheelchair Bump - Abuse of Trust, USSG Sec. 3B1.3, and Adebimpe
    The problem with the “abuse of trust” enhancement?  Medicare trusts everyone. United States v. Adebimpe, 2016 WL 169866 (9thCir. Apr. 28, 2016), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Murguia, joined by Judge…
  • Apr 29

    US v. Adebimpe, No. 14-10303…

    US v. Adebimpe, No. 14-10303 (4-27-16)(Murguia with Hurwitz; Paez dissenting). We have a circuit split here: Can there be an abuse of trust enhancement under 3B1.3 appropriate for suppliers of durable Medicare equipment--mobile electric…
Rank this Week: 949

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/
  • Apr 25

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal
    The contention that an injury can amount to a crime only when inflicted by intention is no provincial or transient notion. It is as universal and persistent in mature systems of law as belief in freedom of the human will and a consequent…
  • Apr 25

    THE SEVEN: About the Court, By the Court - 2016 Cooke Symposium, April 26

    THE SEVEN: About the Court, By the Court - 2016 Cooke Symposium, April 26
    See the 2015 Cooke Symposium - High Courts, Center Seat: Chief Justices at Albany Law  NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015. HERE More information on State Constitutional Commentary and…
  • Apr 21

    Justice Scalia's Record (Part 6: Technological Surveillance)

    Justice Scalia's Record (Part 6: Technological Surveillance)
    One additional look at Justice Scalia's record. Then we'll move on. Besides the Supreme Court, there's much to discuss about the New York Court of Appeals--now the "DiFiore Court" with a near total change in personnel. But first,…
Rank this Week: 863

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court Holds Johnson Retroactive to Cases on Collateral Review

    Supreme Court Holds Johnson Retroactive to Cases on Collateral Review
    Justice Kennedy authored the 7-1 opinion for the Court in Welch v. United States, holding that Johnson applies retroactively to cases on collateral review:Under this [Teague] framework, the rule announced in Johnson is substantive.  By…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court Holds Guidelines Error Alone Should Suffice to Show Prejudice

    Supreme Court Holds Guidelines Error Alone Should Suffice to Show Prejudice
    The Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit in Molina-Martinez v. United States, No. 14-8913, maintaining the approach taken by the Third Circuit in reviewing Guidelines error.  In an opinion by Kennedy (joined by Roberts, Ginsburg, …
  • Apr 21

    Police Officer Acted as Mere "Listening Post" in Hospital

    Police Officer Acted as Mere "Listening Post" in Hospital
    Dellavecchia v. Secretary, PA DOC, No. 15-1833, decides a 6th Amendment right to counsel issue, which may come up in non-habeas contexts.  Judge Greenberg writes for a unanimous panel (joined by Jordan and Scirica). From the opinion:On…
Rank this Week: 1063

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
  • Apr 20

    Williams v. Pennsylvania - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Williams v. Pennsylvania - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On February 29, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments inWilliams v. Pennsylvania. Terrance Williams was convicted and sentenced to death for the robbery and murder of Amos Norwood. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania affirmed…
  • Apr 20

    Welch v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Welch v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Welch v. United States. Gregory Welch pleaded guilty to the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of federal law. Because Welch had three prior felony…
  • Apr 20

    Kansas v. Carr - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Kansas v. Carr - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided three consolidated death penalty cases: Kansas v. Carr, a second Kansas v. Carr, andKansas v. Gleason. A Kansas jury sentenced Sidney Gleason to death for killing a co-conspirator and…
Rank this Week: 778

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/
  • Mar 18

    NYPD hosts BCS at Annual Community Partners Appreciation

    NYPD hosts BCS at Annual Community Partners Appreciation
    by Moises Reyes, Community Service Coordinator and Jennifer Petersen, Deputy Project DirectorOn Monday night, BCS was escorted by 44th precinct Detective Carmen Tejada to the NYPD Community Partner Appreciation Day.  The event focused on…
  • Feb 5

    Career Talk With Our Court Clerk

    Career Talk With Our Court Clerk
    Senior Court Clerks Jackie Oates and Anthony Dorsey (middle) with our BCS internsThe following post was written by Bronx Community Solutions' Compliance Coordinator, Lovis Nelson-Williams.  Among the many hats she wears, Lovis organizes…
  • Dec 24

    BCS Holiday wishe

    BCS Holiday wishe
    From All of Us....To All of You..Happy Holidays.
Rank this Week: 1048

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Court Removes Judge from Bench for Physical Altercation with Public Defender

    Supreme Court Removes Judge from Bench for Physical Altercation with Public Defender
    Jacek Stramski | On December 17, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court rejected the Judicial Qualifications Commission’s (JQC) recommendation that Judge John Murphy of Brevard County be suspended, and instead held that he “surrendered…
  • Nov 5

    Failure to Appear is not Direct Criminal Contempt

    Failure to Appear is not Direct Criminal Contempt
    Jacek Stramski | On November 5, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in State v. Diaz de la Portilla (SC14-1625) and clarified that failure to appear at a scheduled hearing when required to do so by a court can
  • Apr 6

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create
    Regina Keenan | On November 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in Citrus County Hospital Board v. Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. (SC13-411) affirming Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. v. Citrus County…
Rank this Week: 1199

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: 978

Underneath Their Robes

Underneath Their Robes

News, gossip, and colorful commentary about the federal judiciary.

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/
  • Sep 25

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition
    Never in her wildest dreams did Article III Groupie imagine that she'd be the author of a well-reviewed novel boasting blurbs from the likes of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and Judge Richard A. Posner. What more could a girl ask...
  • Sep 5

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe
    Article III Groupie has a new project. If you would be interested in reading about a young lawyer's quest to join the ranks of the Elect, i.e., to secure a Supreme Court clerkship, check out the link below. Preface [Supreme Ambitions]
  • Feb 4

    In re Underneath Their Robe

    In re Underneath Their Robe
    Alas, this blog is no longer active. Of course, please feel free to browse through the extensive archives.
Rank this Week: 708

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: 725

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 719

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2475

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

Educational site for and about teens and the law. By retired juvenile judge Tom Jacobs.

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • May 4

    Should each state raise the smoking age to 21?

    Should each state raise the smoking age to 21?
    Did you see that following Hawaii’s example, California became the second state in America to raise the smoking age to 21? The law was signed on May 4, 2016 and goes into effect after ninety days. Hawaii’s law was effective on…
  • Apr 28

    Cyberbullying insurance is available in the U.S.

    Cyberbullying insurance is available in the U.S.
    One global  insurance company will soon offer cyberbullying insurance in the United States.* It would be an add-on to an existing homeowner’s policy. The coverage is part of Chubb’s optional…
  • Apr 22

    Is medical marijuana legal at school?

    Is medical marijuana legal at school?
    As of early 2016, twenty-three states have legalized medical marijuana. However, only a few public school districts have established rules regarding the presence and usage of medical marijuana at school or on campus. Part of the concern is…
Rank this Week: 2214

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2856

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • May 2

    Justices reject franchise appeal over Seattle’s $15 minimum wage

    Justices reject franchise appeal over Seattle’s $15 minimum wage
    People rally in support of a $15 minimum wage at Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, Washington March 15, 2014. Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters SEATTLE — The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to Seattle’s…
  • Apr 30

    How the Supreme Court is functioning following Scalia’s death

    How the Supreme Court is functioning following Scalia’s death
    People line up to visit the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington March 29, 2016. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters WASHINGTON — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court…
  • Apr 27

    News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal

    News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. HARI SREENIVASAN: And I’m Hari Sreenivasan. JUDY WOODRUFF: On the “NewsHour”s tonight: Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win…
Rank this Week: 4518

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/
  • May 1

    Park Permitting Pushback

    Park Permitting Pushback
    In re Waterfront Park, 2016 VT 39By Andrew DelaneyBurlington sought to amend its Act 250 permit for the Waterfront Park on Lake Champlain. Neighbor challenged Burlington’s right to do so. The Environmental Division granted summary…
  • Apr 28

    Challenging the Reliability of the Government’s Say-so

    Challenging the Reliability of the Government’s Say-so
    State v. Taylor, 2015 VT 104By Andrew Higley Nobody likes to lose his or her license. That’s why there are DUI attorneys. The facts here are pretty common of the typical DUI case in Vermont. Defendant was driving through the town…
  • Apr 28

    If The Name Doesn’t Fit, You Can't Collect the Debt

    If The Name Doesn’t Fit, You Can't Collect the Debt
    Unifund CCR Partners v. Zimmer, 2016 VT 33By Thomas M. KesterThis case concerns debt buying, and debt buying is like horse buying except with paper trails longer than horse tails. The present fact pattern happens every so often and, when it…
Rank this Week: 3150

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Apr 30

    Supreme People’s Court’s Party School

    Supreme People’s Court’s Party School
    On 29 April 2016, Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang, Vice President He Rong, and Xu Jiaxin, head of the SPC’s political department attended a nameplate unveiling ceremony at the Supreme People’s Court…
  • Apr 26

    Supreme People’s Court & 43 other central institutions commit to punishing judgment debtor

    Supreme People’s Court & 43 other central institutions commit to punishing judgment debtor
    For many years, one of major issues for the Chinese court system has been that enforcing a judgment is difficult (there is scholarship on whether that is in fact the case). Supreme People’s Court (SPC) Justice Liu Guixiang, however,…
  • Apr 16

    Accessing Chinese criminal law legal developments via Wechat

    Accessing Chinese criminal law legal developments via Wechat
    This brief blogpost supplements my earlier blogpost on legal Wechat public accounts.  Defender (辩护人), one of the leading criminal law Wechat public accounts recently published a list of the most widely read Wechat…
Rank this Week: 1461

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: 4946

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    For "Drugs Minus Two" Relief, Rule 11(c) Agreements Must Explicitly Refer to Guidelines Range

    For "Drugs Minus Two" Relief, Rule 11(c) Agreements Must Explicitly Refer to Guidelines Range
              In case you missed it in the excitement over the Supreme Court declaring Johnsonretroactive less than three weeks after hearing argument on the issue, the Sixth Circuit today continued its recent trend…
  • Apr 18

    No warrant needed to track the location of your phone

    No warrant needed to track the location of your phone
    By M.O. Stevens (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsWhen you make a phone call on your cell phone, your phone reaches out to a cell tower.…
  • Apr 11

    A Huge Win for the Defense: US v. Fowler, et al.

    A Huge Win for the Defense: US v. Fowler, et al.
    Dr. Carl Fowler ran a pain clinic.  Babubhai Patel opened a pharmacy in the same building as the clinic.  Patel hired Kartik Shah to manage the pharmacy.  Shah paid Fowler to refer patients to the pharmacy, and Patel introduced…
Rank this Week: 2453

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Makanan Pedas Bisa Segera Hilangkan Rasa Sedih

    Makanan Pedas Bisa Segera Hilangkan Rasa Sedih
    Rasa sedih tentu pernah dirasa dengan kebanyakan orang. Terdapat yang dapat selekasnya menghilangkannya serta hidup normal kembali misal umum, tetapi terdapat pula yang susah mengatur rasa sedih mendalam yang mereka rasakan sampai…
  • Apr 10

    Basmi Komedo di Hidung dengan Cara Alami

    Basmi Komedo di Hidung dengan Cara Alami
    Gaya hidup yang tidak sehat, kelembaban dan polusi udara dapat mempengaruhi keadaan kulit, sehingga merangsang kelenjar minyak lebih aktif. Ini juga yang menyebabkan komedo timbul di wajah, terutama bagian hidung. Sebab, komedo…
  • Mar 12

    Jokowi Larang Penderita Panu Berobat ke Rumah Sakit

    Jokowi Larang Penderita Panu Berobat ke Rumah Sakit
    Gubernur DKI Jakarta Joko Widodo menghimbau pengguna Kartu Jakarta Sehat (KJS) untuk memaksimalkan fasilitas perawatan di Puskesmas. Hal ini untuk mengatasi lonjakan pasien yang berobat ke rumah sakit. Menurut Jokowi, Puskesmas memang…
Rank this Week: 1887

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…
    No, the headline isn’t a lead-in for an appellate lawyer joke. In all seriousness, I’m announcing my nomination to run for treasurer of the Austin Bar Association. This race will be contested, as one other candidate was also…
  • Jan 29

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?
    As a young attorney, others advised me that, barring conflicting Texas Supreme Court precedent, Texas intermediate-appellate court holdings constituted the law of Texas. Naturally, with 14 appellate districts covering the great expanse we…
  • Dec 15

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?
    It doesn’t come up very often. In fact, as I type this, a number of soon-to-be filers are frantically drafting their petitions, compiling their records, and perfecting their emergency motions in reaction to a recent ruling. Whether to…
Rank this Week: 1376

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive
    A Cuban doctor in Haiti“While we repudiated with the greatest energy that tyranny of society over the individual which most Socialistic systems are supposed to involve, we yet looked forward to a time when society will no longer be…
  • Mar 11

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation
    Reading a salvage book by one of the Salvage men on the truck of the A.T.S. salvage office. St. Nazaire. c1919. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Yes, I know, that is a rather pretentious title, but I believe it to be true…
  • Mar 10

    Human Rights & International Law

    Human Rights & International Law
    I think the philosophical enterprise of developing a “moral theory” of human rights is important, one fine example of which (and there are others) is James Griffin’s On Human Rights(Oxford University Press, 2008). Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 2548

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: 2467

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 3936

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/
  • Dec 8

    Plausible Malice

    Plausible Malice
    The Court, in Biro v. Conde Nast held that a defamation claim made by a limited purpose public figure, the plaintiff must plead sufficient facts to demonstrate that the required allegation of actual malice is plausible.  In this…
  • Oct 20

    Judge Cardamone die

    Judge Cardamone die
    Former Judge Richard J. Cardamone died at age 90 on October 16, 2015.
  • Oct 19

    Post-garnishment residual wages -- Certified to Connecticut Supreme Court

    Post-garnishment residual wages -- Certified to Connecticut Supreme Court
    The Second Circuit has certified the following question to the Connecticut Supreme Court:Do Conn. Gen. Stat. sections 52-361a and 52-367b, read together, exempt post-garnishment residual wages held in a third-party's bank account from further…
Rank this Week: 2452

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 1365

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim
    In a published decision this week, the Sixth Circuit reviewed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for excessive withholding of FICA taxes against her employer. In affirming the district court’s refusal to remand the federal…
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee
    In a published opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit examined and rejected the award of more than $500,000 in attorney’s fees to People First of Tennessee in relation to its work in 2008 on a contempt motion against the State of…
  • Feb 12

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 3779

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

Features news about the European Court of Justice. By Allard Knook.

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy
    Where third-country nationals hold a ‘residence card of a family member of a Union citizen’, UK cannot make right of entry subject to requirement to first obtain visa>> McCarthy had dual British and Irish nationality. He and…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft
    EU law not laying down principle of non-discrimination on grounds of obesityThe Employment Equality Directive (Directive 2000/78/EC) prohibits discrimination based on religion, belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in relation to…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez
    Local rule setting maximum age for recruitment of police officers at 30 years contrary to EU law>> The Employment Equality Directive (The EE Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC)  prohibits any form of discrimination in employment based…
Rank this Week: 2702