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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Appeals court ponders future of war crimes trial

    Appeals court ponders future of war crimes trial
    Three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit listened closely, but noncommittally, on Wednesday to a broad constitutional attack on the system of war crimes tribunals now operating at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo…
  • Oct 22

    Ginsburg edits her voting rights dissent

    Ginsburg edits her voting rights dissent
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has issued a new version of her dissent, released early Saturday morning in a Texas voting rights case, to fix an error about one kind of ID card that voters can use to qualify to vote.  The…
  • Oct 22

    Idaho governor pursues new test of same-sex marriage

    Idaho governor pursues new test of same-sex marriage
    After being rebuffed by the Supreme Court and by a federal appeals court on the issue of same-sex marriage, and after saying that the state would no longer resist such marriages, the governor of Idaho on Tuesday night filed a plea for…
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 21

    Forfeiture v. Sound Analysi

    Forfeiture v. Sound Analysi
    Here's footnote 5 of an opinion published here, issued after a rehearing petition in an anti-SLAPP appeal:This issue of first impression was first raised in defendants’ petition for rehearing. Ordinarily we might treat it as…
  • Oct 20

    Appellate Panel Must Have 3 Judge

    Appellate Panel Must Have 3 Judge
    Today's MetNews reports on Johnson v. Appellate Division in Court of Appeal Rejects Use of Two-Judge Appellate Panel in Superior Court. Code of Civil Procedure 77(b) provides that in each superior court appellate division, "no more than…
  • Oct 14

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    Assigned JudgesThe following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until November 30, 2014 Judge Lee Edmon of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will…
Rank this Week: 83

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 22

    Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis - Law360 article

    Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis - Law360 article
    Good article in today's Law360 Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis about our chief.…
  • Oct 22

    Paul Brown Courthouse Naming Ceremony

    Paul Brown Courthouse Naming Ceremony
    Great morning in Sherman watching the federal courthouse be formally renamed for the late U.S. District Judge Paul Brown. In a sign of the collegiality among the local bench, every sitting and senior district judge and all magistrate judges…
  • Oct 22

    ED Bench/Bar Goodie Bag

    ED Bench/Bar Goodie Bag
    Bench/Bar is getting underway and I am unpacking my goodie bag. Phone charger is a great idea, and kudos for whoever included the hand sanitizer.
Rank this Week: 129

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 22

    Blueberry Properties, Inc. v. Chow (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct 22, 2014)

    Blueberry Properties, Inc. v. Chow (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct 22, 2014)
    Do you know what an elisor is?I'll readily confess that I did not.Until today.
  • Oct 21

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)
    I can summarize this opinion in three words:"And" means and.Under ICWA, an "Indian child" is "either (a) a member of an Indian tribe or (b) is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian…
  • Oct 20

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)
    I'll merely recite the relevant facts of this case without (much) commentary.  With the caveat that they are a little gross, so the squeamish might want to skip to the next post:The defendant (Mark Fowlkes) is a big guy, and the DEA…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
Rank this Week: 146

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: 136

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: 167

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    United States v. Hernandez, No. 13-50632…

    United States v. Hernandez, No. 13-50632 (per curiam with Pregerson, Tallman, and Bea). In honor of Descamps, we should have a pledge of allegiance to precedent finding overbroad categorical approaches, where there is one statute,…
  • Oct 19

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation
    Rep. Rick Renzi  $200,000 for Arizona wine?United States v. Renzi, 2014 WL 5032356 (9thCir. Oct. 9, 2014), decision available here.Players:Decision by Judge Tallman, joined by Judges Callahan and Ikuta.Facts: Before he was an Arizona…
  • Oct 13

    Case o' The Week: Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel -- Breach of 11(c)(1)(C) deals and Morales-Heredia

    Case o' The Week: Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel -- Breach of 11(c)(1)(C) deals and Morales-Heredia
    Bust a deal, face the (DJ) wheel.  United States v. Morales-Heredia, 2014 WL 5018109 (9thCir. Oct. 8, 2014), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Wardlaw, joined by CJ Kozinski and Judge Fisher. Big win for CD Cal AFPD…
Rank this Week: 186

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: 230

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: 247

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 265

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: 393

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 17

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Oct 17

    “Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial System”

    “Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial System”
    Norm Ornstein writes in The Atlantic about the post-Citizens United world of judicial elections.  Judicial elections, he says, “are no way to select impartial and high-quality jurists.  But judicial elections in the age of…
  • Oct 17

    Single act/multiple convictions opinion filing Monday; first opinion since August

    Single act/multiple convictions opinion filing Monday; first opinion since August
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Gonzalez, which raises the issue whether the defendant was properly convicted of both oral copulation of an unconscious person and oral copulation of an intoxicated…
Rank this Week: 578

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: 588

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: 599

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/
  • Oct 22

    Two Attorneys Receive One-Year Suspension

    Two Attorneys Receive One-Year Suspension
    In separate cases, the Ohio Supreme Court suspended attorneys from Columbus and Howard for two years. The court stayed one year of each attorney’s suspension as long as they meet certain conditions.
  • Oct 22

    Restitution Must Be Paid Before Applying to Seal Criminal Record

    Restitution Must Be Paid Before Applying to Seal Criminal Record
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that an offender is not eligible to have a felony conviction sealed until the offender has paid all court-ordered restitution.
  • Oct 21

    Court Clarifies Standards for Evaluating Workers’ Compensation Case

    Court Clarifies Standards for Evaluating Workers’ Compensation Case
    Ohio does not recognize the doctrine of dual intent when determining whether an employee injured while traveling for both work and personal reasons is entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation, the Ohio Supreme Court decided…
Rank this Week: 656

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 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’…
  • Sep 25

    Success Story - ADP

    Success Story - ADP
    "Richard” Richard is an 18-year-old male who was arrested and charged with petit larceny for allegedly stealing candy bars and ice cream with the intention of reselling them. Richard was 17-years-old at the time of arrest, and was…
Rank this Week: 682

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 9

    WARNING: Santobello works both way

    WARNING: Santobello works both way
    Coming soon to a Government's Brief on Appeal near you....The Third Circuit just handed appellate AUSAs a nifty new tool to combat pesky defendants.  In a nutshell, United States v. Irwin, 3rd Cir. Case No. 13-3407 (Aug. 26, 2014),…
Rank this Week: 678

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: 670

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: 655

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: 796

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 20

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On October 15, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inTeva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. This case concerns whether a district court’s factual finding in support of its construction of a patent claim term may be…
  • Oct 20

    North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inNorth Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission.  The question in this case is whether the state-action exemption from federal antitrust laws applies to a…
  • Oct 15

    Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company v. Owen

    Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company v. Owen
    On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens. The question in this case was whether a defendant seeking removal to federal court is required to include evidence…
Rank this Week: 974

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: 823

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: 813

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: 845

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/
  • Oct 21

    Philosophy of Law & Legal Theory: Select Bibliography

    Philosophy of Law & Legal Theory: Select Bibliography
    The latest draft of my select bibliography for “philosophy of law and legal theory” is available here.
  • Oct 16

    Frederic (Fred) R. Branfman, March 18, 1942 - September 24, 2014

    Frederic (Fred) R. Branfman, March 18, 1942 - September 24, 2014
    Lest we forget these egregious war crimes from our recent history: “...[I]nvestigations by Branfman and others showed that 2 million tons of bombs were dropped on Laos from 1965 to 1973 — about one ton for every Laotian man,…
  • Oct 15

    The Black Panther Party, 1966-1982: Suggested Reading

    The Black Panther Party, 1966-1982: Suggested Reading
    According to the Zinn Education Project, today is the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. What follows is my list of suggested reading toward assessing the radical legacy of the Black Panthers. Suggested…
Rank this Week: 1315

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • 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…
  • Oct 17

    8 things you didn’t know about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

    8 things you didn’t know about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
    Illustration by Ruth Tam Of all the Supreme Court Justices, Sonia Sotomayor is arguably the most visible outside of the courtroom. Her journey from a Bronx housing project to the United States Supreme Court has been chronicled by many,…
Rank this Week: 1121

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1493

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Sep 29

    Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX

    Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX
    The American Bar Association’s Judicial Division and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law will be hosting a seminar in Dallas, Texas from November 13-16, 2014.  The seminar will be co-hosted by the ABA’s…
  • Sep 10

    Five Judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy

    Five Judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy
    The Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section recently hosted an outstanding panel discussion with five judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  I have been attending appellate continuing legal educations presentations…
  • Aug 20

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list
    I am honored that my peers have once again voted to include me in “The Best Lawyers in America” list.  
Rank this Week: 1294

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: 1440

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: 1289

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 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…
  • Oct 19

    In Burlington, Vermont, Single-Family Dwelling Lot Subdivides You

    In Burlington, Vermont, Single-Family Dwelling Lot Subdivides You
    Regan v. Pomerleau, 2014 VT 99By Christopher A. DavisLandowner wishes to add apartment to single-family home in Burlington, as well as subdivide the property into two lots. Predictably, lots of folks get upset about it, cases proceed to both…
  • Oct 17

    Truthine

    Truthine
    State v. Felix, 2014 VT 68By Elizabeth KruskaIf cleanliness is next to godliness, then truthfulness must be right up there, too. When witnesses go to court to testify they raise their right hands and swear to tell the truth, so help them God.…
Rank this Week: 2007

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: 1620

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 20

    Incentivizing Class Representative

    Incentivizing Class Representative
    The Sixth Circuit has never held either way on the propriety of making incentive payments to class representatives in class action settlements.  The closest the Court has come to approving the practice (at least in some circumstances) is…
  • Oct 17

    Practitioner Discipline: Sixth Circuit More Likely Than Not to Uphold Sanction

    Practitioner Discipline: Sixth Circuit More Likely Than Not to Uphold Sanction
    A review of Sixth Circuit appeals mentioning “sanctions” in the last twelve months turned up fewer than a dozen cases, but an overview of their holdings reveals a few insights for practitioners in the Circuit. Given that the…
  • Oct 14

    ERISA Forum Selection Clauses And Skidmore Deference

    ERISA Forum Selection Clauses And Skidmore Deference
    In Smith v. Aegon Companies Pension Plan (No. 12-5492), the Sixth Circuit decided whether to enforce a forum selection clause that was included in an ERISA plan seven years after the plaintiff’s benefits accrued.  The Secretary of…
Rank this Week: 2078

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
Rank this Week: 2160

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: 2304

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 8

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?
    When used appropriately, hyperlinks to specific portions of the record or to on-point authorities can be a very effective tool in the appellate lawyer’s arsenal. But are recent developments enhancing that tool or effectively taking it…
  • Aug 6

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario
    In early June, Fifth Court of Appeals Justice Jim Moseley (pictured) announced that he would be leaving the Court this month. He has since decided to join Gray, Reed & McGraw, where he will chair the firm’s appellate section. I have…
  • Jun 24

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
Rank this Week: 1860

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: 2199

Second Opinions

Second Opinions

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

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

    Foreign Securitie

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

    Penal Law Rule

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

    Charbuck

    Charbuck
    The Second Circuit upheld the decision of the District Court and held that a company's use of its "Mr. Charbucks" and "Charbucks Blend" trademarks is not likely to dilute by blurring Starbuck's trademarks.The decision in Starbucks Corp. v.…
Rank this Week: 1700

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: 2357

A Criminal Waste of Space

A Criminal Waste of Space

An irreverant look at legal matters. By Justice William W. Bedsworth.

http://www.acriminalwasteofspace.com/journal_beds.asp
  • Nov 28

    It

    It
  • Nov 5

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck
                        Well, it's official.  The retirement papers are filed, I've said goodbye to my colleagues, and turned in my ID card.  I may come back on assignment sometime, but basic...
  • Nov 5

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle
                             I think I've found my calling.                    &...
Rank this Week: 1600

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: 2365

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: 1702

Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain

Covers judicial news.

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

    It's Been Fun

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

    A Little More Complicated...

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

    Clinton on the Supreme Court

    Clinton on the Supreme Court
    Scary title, isn't it? I'm using the word "on" in place of "talking about," so hopefully that should calm some fears. But wait. Don't relax just yet. Here's Senator Hillary Clinton talking about who she would appoint to the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 1884

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 22

    County employee's speech before Legislature not protected by First Amendment

    County employee's speech before Legislature not protected by First Amendment
    In 1991, the Second Circuit held that a high-ranking New York City employee could not be fired in retaliation for giving subpoenaed testimony before a State Assembly Committee about the validity of civil service tests for police officers. In…
  • Oct 21

    Circuit lays down the rules on sexual harassment claims under Section 1983

    Circuit lays down the rules on sexual harassment claims under Section 1983
    Employment discrimination cases usually proceed under Title VII and other statutes. But you can also sue public employers under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983, which enforces the Equal Protection Clause, which in turn also prohibits employment…
  • Oct 15

    Second Circuit provides some gloss on religious land-use discrimination claim

    Second Circuit provides some gloss on religious land-use discrimination claim
    Seems like every religious discrimination case involving the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act is overly complex. This case is no different, having taken the Court of Appeals more than a year to decide. The Second Circuit…
Rank this Week: 4776