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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Berger v. American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina 14-35 Issue: Whether the government speech doctrine permits the state of North Carolina to promote its “Choose Life” message through…
  • Oct 29

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part six)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part six)
    The connections among liberty, government power, speech, campaign finance, technology, and privacy. “People ask, ‘Why did you pick constitutional law?’  I mean, come on.  Who, with a real opportunity…
  • Oct 29

    Argument preview: High-powered counsel spar in Truth in Lending Act timeliness dispute

    Argument preview: High-powered counsel spar in Truth in Lending Act timeliness dispute
    A recitation of the facts in Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans suggests a scenario typical of the most fact-bound petition imaginable, bound for prompt denial because of its technicality. A borrower receives a mortgage loan. Among the…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Oct 29

    New OCSC website for Appellate info

    New OCSC website for Appellate info
    Orange County Superior Court has launched a new webpage to provide information about appeals. News release is here and the new Appeals Webpage is here.Today's DJ features another article by Justice Hoffstadt, this one titled "Deputizing…
  • Oct 24

    Vote to Retain 2d District Justice

    Vote to Retain 2d District Justice
    The Los Angeles County Bar Association urges the electorate to vote to retain the eleven 2d District Justices in the November 4 election. That's probably not news to this blawg's readers, but please share this information with all your…
  • Oct 24

    Funny Stuff

    Funny Stuff
    At SCAN, we realize our readers expect only a serious tone in addresses appellate items. For that reason, we've held off (until now) linking to the Justices-as-dogs bit that's been all over the internet (and on blawgs like How Appealing, ABA…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Oct 29

    In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 29, 2014)

    In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 29, 2014)
    You read a ton of dependency cases in which drugs are involved.  Not surprisingly.  Drugs and kids simply do not mix very well.It's usually methamphetamine or marijuana or cocaine.  But this case is slightly different:"Just…
  • Oct 29

    Negro v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 21, 2014)

    Negro v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 21, 2014)
    Think it's easy to order production of relevant e-mails from a party's gmail account?Think again.It's not that it doesn't happen here.  It does.  Eventually.But look how much time -- and money -- it took.  Ultimately requiring…
  • Oct 28

    U.S. v. Mavromatis (9th Cir. - Oct. 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Mavromatis (9th Cir. - Oct. 28, 2014)
    Here's a nice little disposition from this morning that makes total sense.  On the part of everyone involved (except, perhaps, the Alaska US Attorney and the district court).It's sufficiently brief that I can quote the disposition in…
Rank this Week: 138

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • Oct 29

    "As Kim Kardashian is with her husband, I'm not going to keep you long."

    "As Kim Kardashian is with her husband, I'm not going to keep you long."
    That was Chief Judge Ed Carnes today at Robin Rosenbaum's investiture. It was a great event with lots of good speeches.  Judge Carnes also invoked the song "Don't Rock the Boat Baby" in describing the importance of collegiality on the…
  • Oct 27

    Big unpublished opinion from the 11th Circuit reversing because of a judge's refusal to ask voir dire questions related to sexual preference prejudice

    Big unpublished opinion from the 11th Circuit reversing because of a judge's refusal to ask voir dire questions related to sexual preference prejudice
    Judge Martin issued this 2-1 opinion in United States v. Bates, holding that it was reversible error not to ask potential jurors about their biases against "men who have sex with men." Northern District of Florida Judge Robert Hinkle…
  • Oct 27

    "Never dance with a Cuban."

    "Never dance with a Cuban."
    That was Justice Sonia Sotomayor, speaking at an event at Yale with Justices Thomas and Alito (see post below for more on the event and Alito getting turned away from brunch).  The Washington Post covers Justice Sotomayor's dance…
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
  • Oct 29

    Farmácias, aproveitamento de servidores e dias parados são temas de ADIs julgada

    Farmácias, aproveitamento de servidores e dias parados são temas de ADIs julgada
    O Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) julgou na sessão desta quarta-feira (29) duas Ações Diretas de Inconstitucionalidade (ADIs), uma referente a lei que trata de anistia de servidores grevistas e outra sobre aproveitamento…
  • Oct 29

    Julgamento sobre desaposentação é suspenso por novo pedido de vista

    Julgamento sobre desaposentação é suspenso por novo pedido de vista
    Pedido de vista apresentado pela ministra Rosa Weber suspendeu, nesta quarta-feira (29), o julgamento de recursos extraordinários (RE) que discutem a possibilidade de desaposentação de beneficiários do…
  • Oct 29

    STF libera mais de 26 mil processos ao julgar 32 casos com repercussão geral

    STF libera mais de 26 mil processos ao julgar 32 casos com repercussão geral
    No encerramento da sessão plenária desta quarta-feira (29), o presidente do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), ministro Ricardo Lewandowski, anunciou que, nos meses de agosto a outubro, com o julgamento de 32 processos com…
Rank this Week: 170

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    [Ed. note -- Jon asked me to step in for a…

    [Ed. note -- Jon asked me to step in for a few days while he's out of the office.] US v. Swisher, No. 11-35796 (Ikuta with Alarcon; concurrence in judgment by Tashima).  Isn't this case déjà vu?  The defendant…
  • Oct 26

    Case o' The Week: Crawford + Apprendi = Magic -- Salvador (aka "Magic") Vera and Cop Expert Testimony

    Case o' The Week: Crawford + Apprendi = Magic -- Salvador (aka "Magic") Vera and Cop Expert Testimony
    Hon. Judge Raymond FisherMix Crawford and Apprendi, and good things are bound to follow. United States v. Vera, 2014 WL 5352727(9thCir. Oct. 22, 2014), decision available here. Players:Decision by Judge Fisher, joined by Judges Noonan and…
  • Oct 24

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould…

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould with Reinhardt and Berzon).  The 9th makes clear that before a court finds that an upward adjustment for obstruction of justice based on false testimony is appropriate, the court must explicitly…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Oct 24

    Please Stand For the Jury ....

    Please Stand For the Jury ....
    Had one of my favorite moments as a ED Tex lawyer just now. We just started the panel of actual, real live former jurors from patent cases that will be talking to us about their experiences. When the jurors entered...
  • Oct 24

    ED Tex Bench Bar - Delaware and EDTex judges panel

    ED Tex Bench Bar - Delaware and EDTex judges panel
    Enjoying the panel on best practices in patent docket with ED Tex judges Leonard Davis and Rodney Gilstrap and Delaware judges Leonard Stark and Sue Robinson.
  • Oct 23

    ED Texas Affirmance rates at Federal Circuit

    ED Texas Affirmance rates at Federal Circuit
    CAFC Judge Timothy Dyk is putting up some interesting statistics on reversal rates for the district on the panel that is up right now. He shows the stats for the year thus far as 38% reversal on mandamus - up...
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Oct 29

    Death penalty opinion filing tomorrow

    Death penalty opinion filing tomorrow
    The Supreme Court will file tomorrow morning its opinion in People v. Adams, an automatic appeal from a July 2003 judgment of death.  Adams was argued on the September calendar. The opinion can be viewed tomorrow starting at 10:00…
  • Oct 28

    Getting relief for a late petition for review might not be a hopeless cause

    Getting relief for a late petition for review might not be a hopeless cause
    On the list of appellate lawyer nightmares — an appropriate topic considering that Halloween is only a few days away — forgetting to file a timely notice of appeal probably ranks first.  (For literal nightmares, first place…
  • Oct 24

    Summary of October 22, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 22, 2014 conference report for civil case
    In its conference on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the Court granted no petitions for review in civil cases, no petitions were denied with dissenting justices, and no opinions were ordered published or depublished.
Rank this Week: 245

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: 246

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Next week at the Supreme Court and upcoming highlights in the Michaelmas term

    Next week at the Supreme Court and upcoming highlights in the Michaelmas term
    As the new legal term – Michaelmas – begins, here is an overview of a few of the interesting cases… The post Next week at the Supreme Court and upcoming highlights in the Michaelmas term appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Oct 3

    Conservative human rights and the Supreme Court

    Conservative human rights and the Supreme Court
    The Conservatives have today published Protecting Human Rights in the UK: the Conservatives’ proposals for changing Britain’s human rights laws.… The post Conservative human rights and the Supreme Court appeared first on…
  • Oct 2

    Case Preview: R (Barclay & Anor) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor & Or

    Case Preview: R (Barclay & Anor) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor & Or
    On 30 June 2014, the Supreme Court heard a case brought by British businessmen Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay… The post Case Preview: R (Barclay & Anor) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor & Ors appeared…
Rank this Week: 374

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: 410

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: 406

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Oct 23

    Despite appellate rulings, 3 states refuse to allow gay union

    Despite appellate rulings, 3 states refuse to allow gay union
    Demonstrators march in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in celebration after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Photo by Tim Dominick/The State/MCT via Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — The…
  • Oct 18

    Supreme Court OKs Texas voter ID law for November election

    Supreme Court OKs Texas voter ID law for November election
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil…
  • Oct 17

    ‘Breaking In’ explores Sotomayor’s Supreme Court disruptions and breakthrough

    ‘Breaking In’ explores Sotomayor’s Supreme Court disruptions and breakthrough
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKS8 things you didn’t know about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Justice Sotomayor Talks Life Before and on the Bench in ‘My Beloved World’ Sotomayor delays birth control…
Rank this Week: 738

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/
  • Apr 17

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act
    In Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. (SC12-2315), the Florida Supreme Court held that pregnancy discrimination is covered by the Florida Civil Rights Act. Justice Pariente wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Quince,…
  • Mar 26

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed
    In PNC Bank, N.A. v. Duque (4D12-1799), the Fourth District reversed a trial court's order dismissing a complaint with prejudice as a result of discovery violations. In this foreclosure action, the defendant served numerous discovery requests…
  • Mar 18

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion
    In Badgley v. SunTrust Mortgage (5D13-2500), the Fifth District affirmed the trial court's sanction order and, sua sponte, ordered "order Badgley and her attorney to pay, in equal amounts, the reasonable attorneys' fees and…
Rank this Week: 664

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: 690

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: 753

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/
  • Oct 28

    District Court Spoliation Sanctions Likely To Be Upheld By Sixth Circuit, Except When The Remedies Are Too Harsh

    District Court Spoliation Sanctions Likely To Be Upheld By Sixth Circuit, Except When The Remedies Are Too Harsh
    Earlier this year, we posted a feature analyzing how the Sixth Circuit has not been hesitant in imposing sanctions under Federal Appellate Rule 38 for frivolous and unwarranted appeals.  Our research of Sixth Circuit opinions from the…
  • Oct 27

    Girl Scouts v. Girl Scouts: ERISA Win

    Girl Scouts v. Girl Scouts: ERISA Win
    In a lengthy opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit resolved an intra-Girl Scouts retirement plan dispute that began in 2005. In so doing, the appellate panel demonstrated the broad preemption powers of ERISA and clarified the law’s…
  • Oct 24

    En Banc Review Granted in Free Speech Case

    En Banc Review Granted in Free Speech Case
    Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit granted en banc review of Bible Believers, et al., v. Wayne County, et al., a free speech case arising out of the plaintiffs’ evangelistic efforts at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn,…
Rank this Week: 941

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: 936

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Oct 28

    MLive Media Group endorses Zahra, Redford, & Viviano for MSC

    MLive Media Group endorses Zahra, Redford, & Viviano for MSC
    The MLive Media Group Editorial Board has endorsed incumbents Brian Zahra and David Viviano and Kent County Circuit Court Judge James Robert Redford in next Tuesday's election for the Michigan Supreme Court.
  • Oct 28

    MSC proposes to overhaul the rules for MSC appeal

    MSC proposes to overhaul the rules for MSC appeal
    A new sheriff arrived at the Michigan Supreme Court last year, and he's been doing a lot of work on, and a lot of thinking about, how the Court processes its own case load.  It can be no coincidence that one year after new Michigan…
  • Oct 27

    COA holds that medical marijuana users are entitled to unemployment benefits even if fired for failing a drug test

    COA holds that medical marijuana users are entitled to unemployment benefits even if fired for failing a drug test
    The Michigan Court of Appeals held that workers who were terminated for failing a drug test were entitled to unemployment benefits because they had a valid medical marijuana card. The court heard Braska v. Challenge Mfg. Co., No. 313932, Kemp…
Rank this Week: 1318

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 24

    Heien v. North Carolina - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Heien v. North Carolina - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inHeien v. North Carolina.The question in this case is whether a police officer’s mistaken understanding of a law can provide the reasonable suspicion that the Fourth Amendment…
  • Oct 23

    Warger v. Shauers - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Warger v. Shauers - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On October 8, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments inWarger v. Shauers. The question in this case is whether, under Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), a party moving for a new trial may rely upon juror testimony regarding…
Rank this Week: 1119

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/
  • Oct 27

    Bail, Briefly

    Bail, Briefly
    State v. Campbell, 2014 VT 113 (mem.)By Andrew DelaneyThose of you that read a lot of SCOV opinions know all about the “rocket docket” opinions. (This is also a sure sign that you need to get out more.) They’re usually…
  • Oct 27

    Errors: Sometimes They’re Harmle

    Errors: Sometimes They’re Harmle
    State v. Wilt, 2014 VT 114 By Elizabeth KruskaOn the day after Christmas in 2011, Maureen Wilt invited her neighbor over for dinner. They cooked, they had wine, they ate, and when they were done, Mr. Neighbor (we don’t know…
  • Oct 21

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Due Proce

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Due Proce
    Hogaboom v. Jenkins, 2014 VT 11By Andrew HigleyIn the most recent installment of delinquent-tax-sale gone wrong, SCOV makes sure to put the “due” in “due process.” The question in this case is the classic procedural…
Rank this Week: 1364

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: 1195

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: 1210

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: 1189

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: 1288

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: 1201

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: 1211

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: 1160

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: 1834

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1859

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 6

    BCS Hosts Community Advisory Board Meeting

    BCS Hosts Community Advisory Board Meeting
                                   On Wednesday, September 17th, the Bronx Community Solutions’…
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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/
  • Oct 28

    Facebook pages have to be authenticated for use at trial

    Facebook pages have to be authenticated for use at trial
    Do law students appreciate how importance Evidence class is? Everything a litigator does requires consideration of the rules of evidence. A great case can fall apart if it depends on hearsay. And a great document may be useless if it is not…
  • Oct 24

    Another look at when discriminatory comments are enough to win the case

    Another look at when discriminatory comments are enough to win the case
    Many discrimination cases are won on the basis of circumstantial evidence. Some cases involve direct evidence, which certainly makes life easier for everyone in determining whether the plaintiff should win the case. The question then becomes…
  • Oct 23

    Rehabilitation facility must exhaust administrative requirements before suing in federal court

    Rehabilitation facility must exhaust administrative requirements before suing in federal court
    Litigation can be so exciting that sometimes we can't wait to file the lawsuit and get started on discovery, motion practice and all the other lawsuit-related activities that make life worth living. But sometimes you have to wait to exhaust…
Rank this Week: 1565

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: 1781

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 12

    Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    As all Court watchers and political junkies in New York know, Governor Andrew Cuomo deliberately chose not to make his pick for the Court of Appeals by the deadline. Instead, on that day, Friday, October 3--the end of the 30-day period in…
  • Sep 29

    Part 3a [Correction]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 3a [Correction]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    As now added to the previous post, Part 3, the Albany County Bar Association changed its rating of Preeta D. Bansal upon appeal from "Not Qualified" to "Qualified." As reported by Joel Stashenko in the New York Law…
Rank this Week: 2288

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

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

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece

    Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece
    Greek infringing EU law by not prohibiting uncontrolled management of landfill site at Natura 2000 site>> The Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98, herinafter: „ WFD”) requires Member States to take the necessary…
  • Jul 25

    Case C‑338/13, Noorzia

    Case C‑338/13, Noorzia
    Requiring minimum age 21 by date of application reunification of spouses not infringing Directive on right to family reunification>> The Directive on the right to family reunification (Directive 2003/86/EC) lays down the conditions…
  • Jul 15

    Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft

    Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft
    Swedish support scheme promoting green energy production in national territory compatible with EU law>> The Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28) allows Member States to support the production of green energy. Member States…
Rank this Week: 2239

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Jun 6

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split
    This post is part of a series exploring the ideas in an important new article by Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (Univ. Houston), entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. One important concept Bruhl explains is that of parallel…
  • Jun 6

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)
    Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (pictured), a professor at University of Houston Law Center, has an important new article on SSRN entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. This article is, simply put, brilliant. It changed the way that I think…
  • May 13

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split
    Sometimes appellate advocates argue that the circuit court panel in their case should align with the decisions of one or two other circuits in order to avoid creating a circuit split. In one recent case, the lawyer stretched the argument too…
Rank this Week: 1586

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: 1845

INCourts

INCourts

Covers Indiana court decisions.

http://incourts.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like
    Just sending this along to see what it looks like in real life, as it were.
  • Jan 14

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit
    Oregon v. Ice was decided today. (Here at Cornell). 5-4 with a wacky split to say that juries do not need to find facts necessary to impose consecutive sentences. Roberts, Scalia, Souter, and Thomas were the four.
  • Nov 11

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court
    There are a lot of mediocre people in this country, and mediocrity should be represented on the Supreme Court.
Rank this Week: 2340

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: 1893

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    October 29, 1929 – Official Date of the 1929 Stock Market Crash

    October 29, 1929 – Official Date of the 1929 Stock Market Crash
    Four days prior to the big crash, the Republican President of the United States, Herbert Hoover, said, “The fundamental business of the country … is on a sound and prosperous basis.” Americans at the turn of the 20th…
  • Oct 27

    October 27, 1858 – Birthdate of Theodore Roosevelt

    October 27, 1858 – Birthdate of Theodore Roosevelt
    On this day, the man who would become the 26th President of the United States was born in New York City. Roosevelt was 42 years old when sworn in as President of the United States in September 1901, after the assassination of President…
  • Oct 26

    October 26, 1921 – President Harding Exhorts White Alabamians To Allow Blacks to Vote

    October 26, 1921 – President Harding Exhorts White Alabamians To Allow Blacks to Vote
    On October 26, 1921 President Warren G. Harding visited Birmingham, Alabama, which, founded in 1871, was celebrating fifty years of being a city in the New South. While the Fifteenth Amendment passed in 1869 stated that “The right of…
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AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Oct 28

    The “f-word” leads to four days in jail

    The “f-word” leads to four days in jail
    That’s right, and they were said in a court building. 23-year-old, Valerie Perez, was in court in Illinois for a speeding ticket. After waiting most of the morning for her case to be called, the judge took a break. Perez was over heard…
  • Oct 21

    What is unlawful “symbol” burning?

    What is unlawful “symbol” burning?
    Eric Minerault of Prescott, Arizona recently found out what this crime is. In August, 2014, the 22-year-old was arrested and booked into jail. Standing on the steps of a mission, Eric burned and then urinated on a Bible. The wet Bible was…
  • Oct 15

    An exceptional act of kindness by teen

    An exceptional act of kindness by teen
    You may have heard about this tragedy that occurred in August, 2014 in Arizona. But you may not have heard the rest of the story. A 9-year-old New Jersey girl was at a gun range with her parents. She was being taught by a 39-year-old ... The…
Rank this Week: 3122

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Oct 27

    Do Statutory Prevailing Party Attorney Fees Apply in Lawsuits Under Local Law Pension Plans?

    Do Statutory Prevailing Party Attorney Fees Apply in Lawsuits Under Local Law Pension Plans?
    Regina Keenan The Florida Supreme Court in Board of Trustees of the City Pension Fund for Firefighters & Police Officers in the City of Tampa v. Parker (SC 12-890) held that parties that prevail on claims for benefits under local law…
  • Oct 27

    The Constitutionality Of Law Enforcement’s Use Of Cell Phone Data To Track Suspect

    The Constitutionality Of Law Enforcement’s Use Of Cell Phone Data To Track Suspect
    Kristen Larson and Regina Keenan In Tracey v. State (SC11-2254), the Florida Supreme Court held that a trial court erred in admitting evidence obtained from real time cell site location tracking which was not authorized by a court order, and…
  • Oct 25

    Supreme Court Addresses Uninsured Motorist Insurance and Stacking Coverage

    Supreme Court Addresses Uninsured Motorist Insurance and Stacking Coverage
    John Koeppel On Thursday the Florida Supreme Court reversed a decision by the First District Court of Appeal regarding uninsured motorist (UM) insurance, Travelers Commercial Ins. Co. v. Harrington, 86 So. 3d 1274 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012), and…
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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/
Rank this Week: 3023

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Oct 23

    4th Plenum and the Supreme People’s Court

    4th Plenum and the Supreme People’s Court
    According to the Wechat postings of one of its members, the judicial reform office of the Supreme People’s Court has been working overtime for months to prepare for the 4th Plenum.  It appears, at least from the initial 4th Plenum…
  • Oct 8

    Supreme People’s Court’s prescription for the disease of judicial corruption

    Supreme People’s Court’s prescription for the disease of judicial corruption
    In a build up to the National Day holiday (and since), the Supreme People’s Court (the Court) has focused some of its attention on combating the disease of judicial corruption.  The prescription is in the form of three types of…
  • Oct 1

    Congratulations, Professor Allen!

    Congratulations, Professor Allen!
    On 30 September John Henry Wigmore Professor of Law Ronald Allen  of Northwestern University School of Law was one of 100 foreign experts to be awarded China’s Friendship Award in the Great Hall of the People for his work with the…
Rank this Week: 2586