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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Jan 29

    Court allows Texas execution (UPDATED)

    Court allows Texas execution (UPDATED)
    UPDATE: After a twenty-seven minute procedure, Robert Ladd was pronounced dead at 7:02 p.m. Central time. ————– The Supreme Court on Thursday evening cleared the way for Texas to execute death-row inmate Robert…
  • Jan 29

    Louisiana inmate in key case to be freed (UPDATED)

    Louisiana inmate in key case to be freed (UPDATED)
    (UPDATED 6:11 p.m.) George Toca has now been released, his lawyers said in a statement. A Louisiana prison inmate whose life sentence is under review by the Supreme Court was on the verge of being released on Thursday, according to…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Jan 29

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)
    There's the old saying that you shouldn't bring a knife to a gunfight.  But what about a fistfight?  It's obvious you should bring your fists.  But what about a gun?  Just in case?What about if it's definitely going to be…
  • Jan 29

    Johnson v. Dept of Justice (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Jan. 29, 2015)

    Johnson v. Dept of Justice (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Jan. 29, 2015)
    Why does today's opinion by the California Supreme Court, which overrules the Court's eight-year old Equal Protection decision in Hofsheier, remind me of the old Gilda Radner skit.
  • Jan 28

    Harb v. City of Bakersfield (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 23, 2015)

    Harb v. City of Bakersfield (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 23, 2015)
    It's yet another drunk driver.  Routine.The guy loses control of his car and drives onto the sidewalk.  He's slurring his words, as usual.  He leaves the wrecked car and takes a pee in the bushes.  He's disoriented and…
Rank this Week: 2265

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jan 29

    STF abre Ano Judiciário com sessão solene, segunda-feira (2), às 10h

    STF abre Ano Judiciário com sessão solene, segunda-feira (2), às 10h
    Está marcada para as 10h de segunda-feira (2) a sessão solene de abertura do Ano Judiciário, conduzida pelo presidente do Supremo Tribunal Federal, ministro Ricardo Lewandowski. Para a solenidade foram convidados os…
  • Jan 29

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para sexta-feira (30)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para sexta-feira (30)
    Revista JustiçaNo quadro “Atualidades do Direito” o advogado especialista em direito do consumidor Vinicius Zwarg fala sobre a elaboração do anteprojeto de lei para proteção de dados pessoais. O…
  • Jan 29

    DF entra com ação no Supremo para garantir operações de crédito com BB e BID

    DF entra com ação no Supremo para garantir operações de crédito com BB e BID
    O Distrito Federal ajuizou Ação Cautelar (AC 3792), no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), contra a União (Secretaria do Tesouro Nacional), na qual pede liminar para suspender imediatamente os efeitos restritivos decorrentes…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Jan 29

    Another rehearing alert: 5-2 Supreme Court overrules sex offender registration precedent

    Another rehearing alert: 5-2 Supreme Court overrules sex offender registration precedent
    Finding the “constitutional analysis faulty” in its own 2006 decision regarding the Sex Offender Registration Act, a 5-2 Supreme Court this morning overruled that case — People v. Hofsheier (2006) 37 Cal.4th 1185.  The…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court confirms pro-employer arbitration award

    Supreme Court confirms pro-employer arbitration award
    The Supreme Court this morning ruled in favor of an employer who had obtained a favorable arbitration award based on the federal “honest belief” defense to federal and state statutory claims by an employee who was fired while on…
  • Jan 28

    Sex offender registration, medical leave employment/arbitration opinions filing tomorrow

    Sex offender registration, medical leave employment/arbitration opinions filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file opinions in the last two undecided cases from the November calendar.  In one of the cases, the court has signaled that it might take the relatively rare step of overruling one of its own…
Rank this Week: 4623

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/
  • Jan 29

    Fight the Power!

    Fight the Power!
    How ridiculous is this -- a PD arrested for doing her job:
  • Jan 28

    Warren Lee Hill executed

    Warren Lee Hill executed
    The 11th Circuit denied his last stay request (Hull & Marcus, with a dissent by Martin) and the Supreme Court also turned him down yesterday, leading Georgia to execute Warren Lee Hill.Here's the NY Times:The State of Georgia executed a…
  • Jan 27

    Surveillance nation

    Surveillance nation
    You are being watched and tracked all of the time. Do you care? From Fox:The Justice Department has acknowledged constructing a database to track the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S. in real time. The program, whose…
Rank this Week: 2210

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: 3949

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: 4883

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

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

    Arizona first to require civics test to graduate

    Arizona first to require civics test to graduate
    The subject has been tossed around for years, but Arizona took action in January, 2015 by becoming the first state to pass the “American Civics Act.”* Studies have indicated the abysmal knowledge of  U.S. government and…
  • Jan 19

    Cursive or keyboard writing?? Why not learn both?

    Cursive or keyboard writing?? Why not learn both?
    Did you know that some school districts and states are dropping handwriting (cursive) from required learning in grade schools? Hard to believe but it’s happening. When the new set of standards for public schools were drafted (called…
  • Jan 14

    Are “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts free speech or disruptive expression?

    Are “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts free speech or disruptive expression?
    By now, you’ve undoubtedly read or heard about the death of Eric Garner in New York City. He was allegedly selling cigarettes on the street when he was approached by the police on July 17,2014. One officer reached up and grabbed Garner…
Rank this Week: 1517

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/
  • Jan 28

    Pure Paul Turner: Open, tough, courageous!

    Pure Paul Turner: Open, tough, courageous!
    Yesterday, 2/5's PJ Paul Turner sent the following email, for which he "waives his HIPPA rights" (his words, of course), and shares with the appellate community:As many of you know, I have been attempting to secure a liver transplant as a…
  • Jan 27

    New trial calendaring help (& 2 Moore)

    New trial calendaring help (& 2 Moore)
    Does "service of notice of entry of judgment by the party moving for new trial trigger the statutes' jurisdictional deadlines?" 2/3's Justice Kitching in today's published opinion here teaches that the answer is "no."Meanwhile, the 2015…
  • Jan 27

    DJ profiles 9th Cir.'s Paul Watford

    DJ profiles 9th Cir.'s Paul Watford
    "Known for his independence, Paul Watford is considered a contender for a U.S. Supreme Court seat." That's the title of today's DJ profile of Judge Watford, appointed to the 9th in 2012. "Jeffrey Toobin placed Watford, 47, on what he called…
Rank this Week: 390

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Jan 28

    Poll: Congress should restore insurance subsidies if Supreme Court rules against them

    Poll: Congress should restore insurance subsidies if Supreme Court rules against them
    A new poll finds that most people think Congress or states should act to restore health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court decides later this year they are not permitted in states where the federal government is running the…
  • Jan 24

    Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma execution

    Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma execution
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative…
  • Jan 21

    Housing discrimination case could have broad implication

    Housing discrimination case could have broad implication
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSCase on judges’ campaign fundraising divides Supreme Court Supreme Court to consider whether all states must recognize same-sex marriage Elite circle of lawyers finds repeat success getting…
Rank this Week: 4555

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
  • Jan 28

    Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inTexas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project. This case involves the Fair Housing Act, which states that it is illegal to "refuse to sell…
  • Jan 27

    Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On January 13, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This case involves the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Title VII duty to investigate claims of…
  • Jan 26

    Heien v. North Carolina - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Heien v. North Carolina - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On December 15, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Heien v. North Carolina, the question in this case was whether a police officer’s mistaken understanding of a law can provide the reasonable suspicion that the Fourth…
Rank this Week: 1303

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: 4041

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4161

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    January 28, 1916 – President Wilson Nominates Louis Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court

    January 28, 1916 – President Wilson Nominates Louis Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court
    On this day in history, President Woodrow Wilson nominated the successful Boston attorney Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court. An ugly and hard-fought battle ensued, tinged by anti-Semitism. Brandeis was the first Jew ever nominated for the…
  • Jan 26

    January 26, 1830 – Daniel Webster Delivers “The Most Famous Speech in Senate History”

    January 26, 1830 – Daniel Webster Delivers “The Most Famous Speech in Senate History”
    On this day in history, Massachusetts Senator Daniel Webster began his closing oration on a debate over a proposal by a Connecticut senator to limit federal land sales in the West. Like many debates at the time, the issue quickly changed into…
  • Jan 24

    Gun Violence and Youth

    Gun Violence and Youth
    A recent report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) reveals that guns will kill more Americans under 25 than cars in 2015. As The Economist recently reported, There are about 320m people in the United States, and nearly as many…
Rank this Week: 4297

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/
  • Jan 27

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 2)

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 2)
    So what can be gleaned from the list of gay rights decisions and the Justices' votes which we laid out in the last post? A few interesting facts emerge. Of the 7 cases--from Bowers v Hardwick in 1986 to U.S. v Windsor in 2013--all but one…
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 1)

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 1)
    We'll return to Gov. Cuomo's two yet-to-be-confirmed nominees to New York's Court of Appeals. But first, last post's look at the party affiliation of gubernatorial appointees to the high court suggested a brief detour. Let's review the party…
  • Jan 23

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 2--Some Perspective)

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 2--Some Perspective)
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has now nominated 4 Judges for New York's 7-member Court of Appeals. Hence, if Appellate Division [The state's mid-level appeals court.] Justices Leslie Stein and Eugene Fahey are confirmed by the state's Senate, as is…
Rank this Week: 1223

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/
Rank this Week: 3608

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/
  • Jan 27

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Serious Skepticism"

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Serious Skepticism"
    "Serious Skepticism" - what a court has about a party's position immediately before overruling it. Example: "The Court displayed serious skepticism when the party claimed it just had 'a couple more questions.'" For more patent litigation…
  • Jan 27

    Motion to Transfer Venue Based on Forum Selection Clause Granted

    Motion to Transfer Venue Based on Forum Selection Clause Granted
    Industrial Print Technologies v. Canon, 2:14cv019 (12/19/14) Judge Rodney Gilstrap Holding: Motion to Transfer Venue Granted Judge Gilstrap noted early in this opinion that the central issue regarding this transfer motion was a patent license…
  • Jan 21

    Paper: Technology in a Trial Practice - SBOT Litigation Update seminar

    Paper: Technology in a Trial Practice - SBOT Litigation Update seminar
    I realized last Friday that one indication you have been away from home too long is when you can't remember the security code for your own house. I did eventually figure it out, but it reminded me that I need...
Rank this Week: 2290

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/
  • Jan 27

    Brutish coaching does not violate the Constitution

    Brutish coaching does not violate the Constitution
    The football coach was a brute, that's true. His players brought a federal lawsuit against him. The factual allegations are disturbing, but they do not establish a constitutional violation, so the case is dismissed.The case is Votta v.…
  • Jan 23

    New York's vaccination law does not violate the Constitution

    New York's vaccination law does not violate the Constitution
    A subculture in American society does not believe in vaccinating children. That belief runs afoul of New York law, which requires that parents vaccinate their kids before sending them to school. Some parents have challenged that law as…
  • Jan 22

    Title VII plaintiff loses retrial on new retaliation standard

    Title VII plaintiff loses retrial on new retaliation standard
    This case is a real downer for plaintiffs' lawyers. It tells us that the Supreme Court has the final say, and if you don't like it, lump it.The case is Cassotto v. Donahoe, a summary order decided on January 14. This is a retaliation case…
Rank this Week: 3904

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 229

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: 4203

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Jan 25

    Why the Supreme People’s Court is harnessing the NGO “genie”

    Why the Supreme People’s Court is harnessing the NGO “genie”
    Many China observers were surprised to learn that in early January, 2015, the Supreme People’s Court (Court) issued an interpretation on enabling civil society organizations to sue polluters on behalf of the public, when most…
  • Jan 18

    A new audience for US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts’ 2014 Year-end Report

    A new audience for US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts’ 2014 Year-end Report
    Chief Justice John Roberts of the US Supreme Court may be surprised to learn that (an edited and translated version of ) his year-end report (linked here), is being read by tens of thousands of Chinese judges and lawyers. The reason is a…
  • Jan 18

    Case law Chinese style–where is it going?

    Case law Chinese style–where is it going?
    On 6 January 2015, case law Chinese style (案例指导制度) made the headlines of the People’s Court Daily and the Supreme People’s Court’s (the Court’s) websites, because the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 2420

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/
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi
    Some readers of Ratio Juris might enjoy this post by yours truly over at Religious Left Law: Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989).
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or…
  • Jan 20

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption
    In support of assumptions regarding the “alterability (and redeemability) of people” in her philosophically important Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (2012), Kimberley Brownlee quotes a passage from…
Rank this Week: 839

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/
  • Jan 25

    Back to the Future "At-Will"

    Back to the Future "At-Will"
    Nelson v. Town of St. Johnsbury, 2015 VT 5By Andrew DelaneyTown manager gets fired and sues. His claims get tossed on summary judgment. The SCOV reverses on some claims and affirms on others. Almost the entire case comes down to a…
  • Jan 25

    You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

    You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
    Davis v. The American Legion of Vermont, 2014 VT 134By Jeffrey M. MessinaThe American Legion, karaoke, a four-year-old granddaughter, a six-dollar entry fee, and a protective grandmother. What could possibly go wrong?This case comes to SCOV…
  • Jan 25

    Problematic Presentation PCR

    Problematic Presentation PCR
    In re Williams, 2014 VT 67By Hannah SmithIn what reads like the plot of Every Defense Attorney’s Worst Nightmare, the SCOV upholds the decision of a post-conviction relief (PCR) court finding that an attorney failed to provide his…
Rank this Week: 2984

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: 2032

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2237

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Jan 24

    February Oral Arguments: Public Records, Sexual Intercourse, and Bond Validation

    February Oral Arguments: Public Records, Sexual Intercourse, and Bond Validation
    Jacek Stramski The Supreme Court’s February oral argument calendar was just released and a handful of cases will present especially interesting questions to the Court. On February 3, the Court will hear Board of Trustees, Jacksonville,…
  • Jan 17

    Secret Recordings Made by Alleged Victim of Sexual Abuse Prohibited As Evidence

    Secret Recordings Made by Alleged Victim of Sexual Abuse Prohibited As Evidence
    Regina Keenan On December 11, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously decided McDade v. State (13-1248). McDade was arrested and charged with various sex crimes after his then sixteen-year-old stepdaughter (Alleged Victim) reported to the…
  • Dec 29

    All the Court Wants for Christmas is 35 Judgeship

    All the Court Wants for Christmas is 35 Judgeship
    Jacek Stramski On December 22, 2014, the Supreme Court addressed a holiday wish list to the Legislature pursuant to its constitutional duty to provide an annual report on the need for additional judges. In re: Certification of Need for…
Rank this Week: 1570

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/
  • Jan 21

    Vaccination

    Vaccination
    The Second Circuit has held that it is within the State's police power to require children to be vaccinated in order to attend public school and that such a requirement does not violate the First Amendment or other constitutional…
  • Jan 20

    Repudiating arbitration agreement

    Repudiating arbitration agreement
    The Second Circuit has held that, pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 1787(c), the Nation Credit Union Administrative Board ("NCUA") may repudiate the contract of a credit union that it is liquidating, including any arbitration…
  • 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),…
Rank this Week: 2277

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
  • Jan 20

    Evidentiary Rulings – Preserving the Record: 5 Rules Every Judge (and attorney) Must Know (15-02)

    Evidentiary Rulings – Preserving the Record: 5 Rules Every Judge (and attorney) Must Know (15-02)
    Update Focus:  You are upset at your judge’s evidentiary ruling(s). You are convinced the courts legal analysis is seriously flawed and you believe you could win on appeal. Preserving the court record is one of the fundamental…
  • Jan 6

    Minnesota’s New Expungement Law – A Step-by-Step Guide for Judges & Attorneys (15-01)

    Minnesota’s New Expungement Law – A Step-by-Step Guide for Judges & Attorneys (15-01)
    HISTORIC NEW LEGISLATION: If the significance of a new law is measured by the benefit it brings to the public and the anticipated impact it will have on the entire judicial system, then Minnesota’s new Expungement “second…
  • Jan 1

    2014 in review

    2014 in review
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a ……
Rank this Week: 1476

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/
  • Jan 20

    Educational Empowerment Group at BCS

    Educational Empowerment Group at BCS
     Bronx Community Solutions is creating a new social service group for adolescent clients who were disengaged or at risk of dropping out from school. The group is intended to help young people explore their educational goals, and to…
  • Jan 15

    Manhattan and Brooklyn Testing Youth Diversion Program

    Manhattan and Brooklyn Testing Youth Diversion Program
    Two precincts in Manhattan and Brooklyn just began a pilot program to divert young offenders who have been arrested on minor level crimes. Youths arrested on minor charges will have the opportunity to meet with a counselor rather…
  • Dec 30

    Reentry and Outreach

    Reentry and Outreach
    Two years ago, Reentry Anonymous was created by members of the Bronx ReEntry Task Force and Bronx ReEntry Working Group to serve as a support group for returning citizens, similar to the AA or NA model of group therapy and ongoing support. On…
Rank this Week: 2270

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 3975

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgment

    Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgment
    Along with retiring Chief Deputy Clerk Michelle Brinkman, I spoke to the Austin Bar Civil Appellate Section today on “Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgments.” New Travis County District Clerk Velva Price and…
  • Jan 13

    Old-School Legal Researchers: ThomsonWest Is Shuttering Westlaw Classic—and Soon

    Old-School Legal Researchers: ThomsonWest Is Shuttering Westlaw Classic—and Soon
    It’s been five years since ThomsonReuters (then ThomsonWest) launched WestlawNext and re-branded the legal research database many lawyers grew up on as “Westlaw Classic.” I received notice yesterday that my firm’s…
  • Jan 8

    The Last of the Perry Appointee

    The Last of the Perry Appointee
    As reported on this blog’s Twitter feed over the past two days, Governor Rick Perry has appointed four new justices to various intermediate courts of appeals. They are: 352nd District Court Judge Bonnie Sudderth, who will replace…
Rank this Week: 824

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2261

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 6

    Sixth rules 922(g)(4) unconstitutional

    Sixth rules 922(g)(4) unconstitutional
    Judges Boggs, Siler, and Gibbons all agree, for varying reasons, that 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4) is unconstitutional. Section (g)(4) is the one that prohibits people who have a prior mental health commitment from possessing firearms. The…
  • Jan 5

    New Child Porn decision with varying opinion

    New Child Porn decision with varying opinion
    On Friday, January 2, 2015, the court released its first decision of the new year, United States v. Walters.   Although the case on one hand is uninteresting (the Court upheld the 151 month sentence and all imposed Guidelines…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2266

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

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

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

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy

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

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft

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

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez
    Local rule setting maximum age for recruitment of police officers at 30 years contrary to EU law>> The Employment Equality Directive (The EE Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC)  prohibits any form of discrimination in employment based…
Rank this Week: 2152

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: 2264

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Oct 31

    Legal commentary on CBS 6 o’clock new

    Legal commentary on CBS 6 o’clock new
    The lead story on the 6 o’clock news featured Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, and me. Here is the video:
  • Oct 30

    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett’s Thoughts on Amicus Brief

    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett’s Thoughts on Amicus Brief
    This afternoon, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and Austin lawyer Don Cruse spoke at a continuing legal education seminar.  Among other things, they addressed amicus briefs filed in the Supreme Court. The court requests a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4420

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: 385

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia

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

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument

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

    Jury Voting Paradoxe

    Jury Voting Paradoxe
    Jason IulianoAbstract (to read the entire article go here)The special verdict is plagued by two philosophical paradoxes: the discursive dilemma and the lottery paradox. Although widely discussed in the philosophical literature, these…
Rank this Week: 1349

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: 2515

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: 2110

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2754

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: 2863

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: 2166

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death
    Thousands took part in a walk in İstanbul on Sunday commemorating the seventh anniversary of the death of Hrant Dink, showing that there remains a persistent conviction that connections behind his assassination have been covered up by…
  • Jan 11

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement
    Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has slammed the use of the word “jihadist” in an English translation for the Turkish word “mücahid” to describe the slogan employed by some of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…
  • Sep 23

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey
    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey (Application no. 29411/07)JUDGMENT (17 September 2013)STRASBOURGPROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 29411/07) against the Republic of Turkey lodged with the Court under…
Rank this Week: 3164

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: 2288