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SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Symposium: Ideology, partisanship, and the new “one person, one vote” case

    Symposium: Ideology, partisanship, and the new “one person, one vote” case
    Richard L. Hasen is a Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. He blogs at Election Law Blog. It is tempting to think of the plaintiffs in Evenwel v. Abbott as conservatives. After all, the…
  • Jul 30

    U.S. appeals major insider trading case

    U.S. appeals major insider trading case
    Seeking to overturn a major setback in its power to punish trading of stocks based on insider tips, the Obama administration on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to revive one of the highest profile prosecutions in years on Wall Street.…
  • Jul 29

    Symposium: Misguided hysteria over Evenwel v. Abbott

    Symposium: Misguided hysteria over Evenwel v. Abbott
    Richard H. Pildes is the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU. As soon as the Court decided to hear Evenwel, a barely suppressed anger emerged in many quarters, on grounds of both process and substance. On process: how dare…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Jul 30

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)
    Here's a nice, short, and equitable opinion.Justice Rothschild holds that even though the relevant case law is sparse, and even though there's a provision in the Family Code that says that family law cases are otherwise treated like any other…
  • Jul 30

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)
    The only thing that the California Supreme Court did today was noncontroversial (albeit unusual).Yet I think that what the Court did is squarely impermissible.Part of it I'm fine with.  The Court of Appeal issued an published opinion in…
  • Jul 29

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)
    It takes a village to fight about a road.  Or lack thereof.Around a third of National Forest Service lands are inventoried roadless areas; i.e., deliberately don't have roads.  That way they're wild.  Really wild.  Of…
Rank this Week: 144

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: 160

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/
  • Jul 31

    Citing document number

    Citing document number
    How do you cite document numbers? Before you answer, let me explain what I’m talking about.The federal judiciary has a system that allows users to file documents in cases electronically—the Case Management/Electronic Case Files…
  • Jul 30

    Throwback Thursday: en banc edition

    Throwback Thursday: en banc edition
    Let’s first throw back to Freddy’s post on the Wollschlaeger v. Florida decision, which held constitutional a law restricting what doctors can say to their patients about guns. Yesterday First Amendment scholar Eugene Volokh wrote…
  • Jul 29

    Docs v. Glocks Redux

    Docs v. Glocks Redux
    Nearly a year to the day after issuing its original decision, a panel of Judges Tjoflat, Wilson, and Coogler vacated and substituted its opinion in Wollschlaeger v. Governor of the State of Florida. The ACLU reacted (as a disclaimer, my firm…
Rank this Week: 215

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: 219

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 203

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: 206

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/
  • Jul 29

    Section 285 Motion Denied

    Section 285 Motion Denied
    Following the Supreme Court's opinion in Octane Fitness changing the standard for award of attorneys fees under Section 285 in patent cases, 285 motions have become significantly more prevalent, providing a vehicle for judicial review of both…
  • Jul 28

    Infringement Expert Disqualified Due To Prior Retention By Opposing Party

    Infringement Expert Disqualified Due To Prior Retention By Opposing Party
    In Mobile Telecomm's Technologies, LLC v. LG Elec's Mobilecomm USA, Inc., 2:13cv947 (7/22/15) the defendant moved to disqualify the plaintiffs infringement expert, noting that the expert had been retained by the defendant to serve as it's…
  • Jul 16

    TQP infringement verdict set aside: 2013 defense win rate in Marshall up to 91%

    TQP infringement verdict set aside: 2013 defense win rate in Marshall up to 91%
    Yesterday, Judge Gilstrap granted defendant Newegg's motion for judgment as a matter of law as to noninfringement in this case (the court stated that it was carrying rulings on the motion as it was directed to validity and damages and...
Rank this Week: 325

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    US v. Mark, No. 13-10579…

    US v. Mark, No. 13-10579 (7-31-15)(Friedland and Murguia; concurrence by McKeown).  If the gov't promises immunity, it cannot then prosecute absent proof of a violation of the deal. In this case, the defendant was promised immunity for…
  • Jul 31

    US v. Willis, Jr., No. 13-30377 (July 29,…

    US v. Willis, Jr., No. 13-30377 (July 29, 2015)(Ikuta with Fisher and Paez).  In a SR violation, what is the approach to determining whether uncharged criminal conduct is a "Crime of Violence" for grading purposes? It is an issue of…
  • Jul 31

    US v. Carter, No. 13-50164…

    US v. Carter, No. 13-50164 (7-28-15)(Melloy with Bybee and Ikuta).  A defendant, changing his plea, is taking medication. What is the extent of the inquiry the court needs to make under Fed R Crim P. 11?  The 9th, affirming the…
Rank this Week: 478

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: 484

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jul 31

    Quadro Saiba Mais apresenta entrevista sobre poder familiar

    Quadro Saiba Mais apresenta entrevista sobre poder familiar
    Poder familiar é o tema do quadro Saiba Mais desta semana, no canal do STF no YouTube. O advogado João Paulo de Sanches, presidente da comissão de Direito de Família da OAB/DF, explica quem são os…
  • Jul 31

    STF convoca audiência pública para debater uso de depósitos judiciai

    STF convoca audiência pública para debater uso de depósitos judiciai
    O ministro Gilmar Mendes, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), convocou audiência pública para debater o uso de depósitos judiciais para o custeio de despesas públicas. A convocação foi…
  • Jul 31

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 31/7 20h – Grandes Julgamentos do STF O programa aborda o direito a indenização para candidatos aprovados em concurso público que enfrentam demora na nomeação. O Supremo Tribunal Federal…
Rank this Week: 696

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/
  • Jul 29

    Don't make flippant comments about bombs at the airport

    Don't make flippant comments about bombs at the airport
    If I told you the facts of this case, could you predict the outcome? The plaintiff was late for her flight, and when the airport people told her her luggage was already on board, she got upset. "By Baez’s own account, Baez then made…
  • Jul 28

    Court tells us how to make out a prima facie case of racial discrimination in employment

    Court tells us how to make out a prima facie case of racial discrimination in employment
    The Second Circuit does not reverse summary judgment in racial discrimination cases too often. It does so in this case, finding that plaintiff makes out a prima facie case of discrimination.The case is Tolbert v. Smith, decided on June 24.…
  • Jul 27

    Food Stamp law can be enforced through Section 1983

    Food Stamp law can be enforced through Section 1983
    Under the Food Stamp Act, the government must give benefits within 30 days of the application and within seven days for especially needy households. Can plaintiffs sue a state to enforce these time limits under Section 1983? The Court of…
Rank this Week: 689

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/
  • Jun 5

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy
    What the power of positive thinking may have begun to lose by the late 1990s in terms of political stridency, it gained in terms of biomedical responsibility. More than anything else, this respectability was gained through the increasingly…
  • May 25

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day
    During the War When my brother came home from war he carried his left arm in a black sling but assured us most of it was still there. Spring was late, the trees forgot to leaf out. I stood in a long line waiting…
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done?(Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
Rank this Week: 647

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: 536

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: 782

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: 770

Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal

Covers recent criminal cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. By Russell Wheeler.

http://directappeal2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 650

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/
  • Jul 31

    9th Cir. Judge to move chambers to San Jose

    9th Cir. Judge to move chambers to San Jose
    Today's DJ profiles Judge Michelle Friedland and notes that "Next year she plans to move her chambers to the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in San Jose, .... Architectural planning is under way to convert part of the…
  • Jul 30

    9th Cir. Chief Deputy Clerk of Operations to helm N.D. Cal.

    9th Cir. Chief Deputy Clerk of Operations to helm N.D. Cal.
    Congrats to Susan Soong, who will be the next Clerk of Court for the Northern District, replacing Clerk Richard Wieking! Details here and below:The Court is pleased to announce that it has selected Susan Y. Soong to be the next Clerk of…
  • Jul 30

    "Stark transgression against the norms of any decent and civilized society" AND bad briefing

    "Stark transgression against the norms of any decent and civilized society" AND bad briefing
    Here's today's case of "staggering hubris" and not just because of pro se "Appellate Irregularities."How often have thought this about a brief?The brief also fails to articulate separate arguments under separate headings, as required by…
Rank this Week: 931

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/
  • Jul 31

    A Day in the Life...Community Service from the Perspective of a Resource Coordinator

    A Day in the Life...Community Service from the Perspective of a Resource Coordinator
    Jeffrey Seplowe, BCS Resource Coordinator, in the grey shirtAs a Resource Coordinator I am usually stationed in courtrooms, providing alternative sanction recommendations to judges that include but are not limited to community service, social…
  • Jul 22

    BCS Helps Out Harmony Day

    BCS Helps Out Harmony Day
    Hi everyone,On July 21, BCS participated in the annual Harmony Day Picnic, a success event by NYPD at Van Cortland Park. The goal of Harmony Day is to provide a place for police officers and the community to come together to enjoy a warm day…
  • Jul 15

    BCS Helps Prepare for a Mural on the 177th Street Bridge

    BCS Helps Prepare for a Mural on the 177th Street Bridge
    Preparing for a mural to go up on the 177th Street BridgeOn June 18, 2015, BCS Community Service was invited to participate in the first stages of a graffiti removal/mural project by priming the East 177th Street Bridge, between the Bronx…
Rank this Week: 876

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: 1065

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 863

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    A bumper crop of opinion

    A bumper crop of opinion
    Some days -- and even weeks -- you have to dig pretty hard to find a case that addresses an interesting issue in criminal law in the Sixth Circuit. Other days, such as last Friday, the corn is as high as an elephant's eye.…
  • Jul 16

    No reasonable suspicion BUT consent saved the day!!

    No reasonable suspicion BUT consent saved the day!!
    In United States v. Lee, the Sixth Circuit held that a tip that there were possible weapons at a parolee's house was insufficient to provide reasonable suspicion to allow a search of the residence.  Under the Court's "parolee search"…
  • Jul 12

    Intent to Threaten? An Update

    Intent to Threaten? An Update
    The Sixth Circuit, in an opinion written (perhaps coincidentally) by Judge Sutton, reversed a conviction for transmitting threats in interstate commerce (18 U.S.C. § 875(c)) because the judge instructed the jury that it needed only to…
Rank this Week: 892

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/
  • Jul 23

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 6 - 10, & a Human!)

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 6 - 10, & a Human!)
    In the last 2 posts we looked at Highlight #'s: 1, V.E. Day, winning the Travers2, Itsmyluckyday, winning the Woodward 3, Moreno, winning the Whitney 4, Wise Dan, winning the Bernard Baruch 5, Palace, winning the Forego On to #'s 6 to…
  • Jul 22

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 2 - 5)

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 2 - 5)
    In the last post we looked at Highlight #1, V.E. Day, winning the Travers. Let move on. Highlight # 2 Itsmyluckyday, winning the Woodward The Woodward, year after year one of America's premiere races--and my favorite--for 3 year olds and up,…
  • Jul 21

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #1)

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #1)
    The summer wind came blowin' in from across the sea --Sinatra (Johnny Mercer, Henry Mayer, Hans Bradtke), SUMMER WIND (link: Summer Wind) Yes, the summer wind has finally arrived. Warm with the chance of pop up thunderstorms. And…
Rank this Week: 1107

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Jul 18

    Poll shows Americans divided on same-sex marriage

    Poll shows Americans divided on same-sex marriage
    Supporters of gay marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington June 25, 2015. An Associated Press-GfK poll found that people in the US are evenly divided over the Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide.…
  • Jul 9

    U.S. to make marriage benefits available to gay couple

    U.S. to make marriage benefits available to gay couple
    Rodrigo Zamora (L) and Ashby Hardesty exit the New York City clerks office after their wedding in Manhattan in New York June 26, 2015. Photo by Brendan McDermid/ReutersWASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the government will…
  • Jul 3

    Shields and Brooks on Supreme Court lessons, Donald Trump controversy

    Shields and Brooks on Supreme Court lessons, Donald Trump controversy
    Watch VideoJUDY WOODRUFF: And, as we do every Friday, we turn to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. That’s syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks, who joins us today from Aspen, Colorado. So,…
Rank this Week: 881

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: 1209

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
  • Jul 14

    Kingsley v. Hendrickson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Kingsley v. Hendrickson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 22, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Kingsley v. Hendrickson. The central question in this case was whether, to prove an excessive force claim brought by a pretrial detainee against several jail officers, the detainee must show…
  • Jul 8

    Davis v. Ayala - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Davis v. Ayala - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 18, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Davis v. Ayala. The issue in this case was whether Ayala was entitled to federal habeas relief because the judge in his capital murder trial, when responding to Ayala’s…
  • Jul 1

    Glossip v. Gross - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Glossip v. Gross - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Glossip v. Gross. This case concerned three questions. The first was whether it is constitutional for a state to execute an inmate by administering a three-drug protocol in which…
Rank this Week: 1019

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: 995

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: 1408

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: 842

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: 878

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: 871

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: 1232

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/
  • Aug 31

    Vote for SCOV Law!

    Vote for SCOV Law!
    From the shameless-self-promotion deskSCOV Law has been nominated for this Best Legal Blogs contest. We work hard to keep you entertained, so if you would kindly click on the link and toss us a nomination, we'd appreciate it. Thanks!Best…
  • Aug 1

    Requirements Revisited

    Requirements Revisited
    State v. Provost, 2014 VT 86ABy Andrew DelaneyThis is an amended opinion. If you notice a few similarities between this summary and last year’s you’re probably not alone. The amended opinion issues based on Mr. Provost’s…
  • Jul 30

    Condominium Wizardry

    Condominium Wizardry
    Arapaho Owners Association Inc. v. Alpert, 2015 VT 93 By Elizabeth KruskaYou just know you’re in for a good SCOV (or any court) opinion when it starts with “[t]he case began its journey through the legal system . . .”…
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Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Aug 1

    August 1, 1834 – Slavery Officially Abolished Throughout [Most of] the British Empire

    August 1, 1834 – Slavery Officially Abolished Throughout [Most of] the British Empire
    The Slavery Abolition Act was an 1833 Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom abolishing slavery throughout most of the British Empire (with the exceptions “of the Territories in the Possession of the East India Company,” the…
  • Jul 30

    Review of “Women Heroes of the American Revolution” by Susan Casey

    Review of “Women Heroes of the American Revolution” by Susan Casey
    This set, as the subtitle reads, of “20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue” is a collection of stories for young readers about largely forgotten women who served in some capacity to help America’s cause in…
  • Jul 28

    July 28, 1943 – President Franklin Roosevelt Announces the End of Coffee Rationing

    July 28, 1943 – President Franklin Roosevelt Announces the End of Coffee Rationing
    Coffee had been rationed during World War II because most of the coffee in the U.S. came from Latin America. But all available ships were being diverted to the war effort and moreover, and German U-boats were patrolling the shipping lanes and…
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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/
  • Jul 31

    Long-awaited arbitration opinion, CEQA opinion filing Monday

    Long-awaited arbitration opinion, CEQA opinion filing Monday
    Almost three and a half years after granting review (and also calendar preference) and after the maximum 90 days following oral argument on the early-May calendar, the Supreme Court on Monday will file its opinion in Sanchez v. Valencia…
  • Jul 31

    Five cases on Supreme Court’s September calendar

    Five cases on Supreme Court’s September calendar
    Back from summer break — a break, that is, just from oral arguments — the Supreme Court will hear five cases on its September calendar. On September 2, in San Francisco, the court will hear the following cases (with the issue…
  • Jul 29

    Proposal would leave review-granted Court of Appeal opinions on the book

    Proposal would leave review-granted Court of Appeal opinions on the book
    Rule 8.1105(e)(1) provides that a published Court of Appeal opinion becomes depublished — and thus no longer citeable as precedent — when the Supreme Court grants review in the case.  After granting review, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 3301

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: 5047

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4939

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: 2776

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Jul 27

    13-year old sticks up for younger brother and helps others with bullie

    13-year old sticks up for younger brother and helps others with bullie
    When Matthew Kaplan was 13 and in middle school in Arizona, he noticed that his younger brother, Josh, had become quieter and spent more time alone. After some questioning, he discovered that Josh was being bullied at school by kids he…
  • Jul 22

    Do you have to be vaccinated to go to school?

    Do you have to be vaccinated to go to school?
    Do your parents oppose you being vaccinated for personal or religious reasons? Too bad says California governor Jerry Brown. California has become the largest state to legally require all school children to be vaccinated unless there are…
  • Jul 20

    Can you be too old to be prosecuted for a crime?

    Can you be too old to be prosecuted for a crime?
    Every now and then, you hear about an elderly person in court facing criminal charges. It may be for something like shoplifting or negligence while driving. However, even seventy years after World War II, participants in the Holocaust are and…
Rank this Week: 1550

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Jul 26

    Environmental public interest litigation in the Qingdao maritime court

    Environmental public interest litigation in the Qingdao maritime court
    Chinese maritime courts, which primarily hear maritime commercial cases, also have jurisdiction over maritime pollution cases.  This short blogpost provides a brief update on the first public interest environmental case filed in the…
  • Jul 13

    Supreme People’s Court and “One Belt One Road”

    Supreme People’s Court and “One Belt One Road”
    On 7 July the Supreme People’s Court (the Court) issued an opinion (意见) policy document on how the courts should provide services and protection to “One Belt One Road” (OBOR Opinion)…
  • Jul 10

    The Supreme People’s Court and interpreting the law, revisited (part one)

    The Supreme People’s Court and interpreting the law, revisited (part one)
    The topic of the Supreme People’s Court and the interpretation of law is one that vexes many, including legal practitioners and academics alike.  Although the Chinese constitution vests the power to interpret law with the Standing…
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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
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Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 3050

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4122

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 6

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders, Part 2

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders, Part 2
    Regina Keenan | On March 19, 2005, the Florida Supreme Court issued opinions in Falcon v. State, (SC13-865) and Horsley v. State, (SC13-1938) combined with State v. Horsley, (SC-13-2000). In Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455 (U.S. 2012), the
  • Mar 21

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender
    Kristen Larson | In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the Supreme Court of the United States held that a Florida law which allowed juveniles to be sentenced to life without parole for nonhomicide crimes was unconstitutional. The Court
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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 6

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice
    This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal…
  • Apr 1

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit
    I received a copy of this letter in one of my cases: What’s wrong with using the short citation form “id.” when citing the record? As I wrote about here, the Fifth Circuit recently standardized the format for citing…
  • Mar 30

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
Rank this Week: 2573