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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Afternoon round-up: Day three of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing

    Afternoon round-up: Day three of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing
    Today the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding the third day of its hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Early coverage of today’s proceedings, which has so far featured round two of the senators’…
  • Mar 22

    Argument preview: Can a conspiracy defendant be ordered to forfeit proceeds he never obtained?

    Argument preview: Can a conspiracy defendant be ordered to forfeit proceeds he never obtained?
    The argument next Wednesday in Honeycutt v. United States presents a seemingly simple statutory question. The federal forfeiture statute for narcotics conspiracies requires that a convicted defendant be ordered to forfeit the “proceeds…
  • Mar 22

    Argument transcript

    Argument transcript
    The transcript in County of Los Angeles v. Mendez is here; the transcript in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon is here. The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Rank this Week: 21

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: 2673

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/
  • Mar 22

    Sheley v. Harrop (Cal. Ct. App. - March 20, 2017)

    Sheley v. Harrop (Cal. Ct. App. - March 20, 2017)
    A full third of this opinion reads like a bench memorandum.  A draft opinion that spells out for the judge what went on below.  Including ten full pages of headings like "Special Motion to Strike," "Respondent's Opposition,"…
  • Mar 21

    Fiduciary Trust Int'l v. Klein (Cal. Ct. App. - March 21, 2017)

    Fiduciary Trust Int'l v. Klein (Cal. Ct. App. - March 21, 2017)
    "This is the latest appeal in a longstanding, particularly acrimonious probate matter involving the Mark Hughes Family Trust (trust). . . . This probate matter has been before us on appeal numerous times over the past decade."Yikes.…
  • Mar 20

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Supreme Ct. - March 20, 2017)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Supreme Ct. - March 20, 2017)
    It's not as if I don't understand the theory.  Or even, at some level, empathize with it.  It's true that incredibly long footnotes sometimes detract from the flow of an opinion.  I get that.  Trust me.  As a result,…
Rank this Week: 452

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

From the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Review of state legislation affecting the courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us
  • Mar 22

    Special Edition: Colorado fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session

    Special Edition: Colorado fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session
    HB 1162 Repeals the current penalties (cancellation of driver’s license, inability to receive new license, inability to renew license) for failing to appear at a hearing or failing to pay the fine for certain traffic infractions.…
  • Mar 22

    Special Edition: California fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session

    Special Edition: California fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session
    AB 412 AS AMENDED BY AUTHOR Modifies existing law that authorizes the court, in addition to any other penalty in an infraction, misdemeanor, or felony case, to impose a civil assessment of up to $300 against any defendant who fails, after…
  • Mar 22

    Special Edition: Arizona fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session

    Special Edition: Arizona fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session
    HB 2245 ORIGINAL: Requires Supreme Court report annually to the governor and the legislature the amount of fees that were collected by every court in the state, including the revenue and collection rates for each court. AMENDED: Strike all…
Rank this Week: 1739

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/
  • Mar 22

    Special Edition: Colorado fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session

    Special Edition: Colorado fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session
    HB 1162 Repeals the current penalties (cancellation of driver’s license, inability to receive new license, inability to renew license) for failing to appear at a hearing or failing to pay the fine for certain traffic infractions.…
  • Mar 22

    Special Edition: California fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session

    Special Edition: California fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session
    AB 412 AS AMENDED BY AUTHOR Modifies existing law that authorizes the court, in addition to any other penalty in an infraction, misdemeanor, or felony case, to impose a civil assessment of up to $300 against any defendant who fails, after…
  • Mar 22

    Special Edition: Arizona fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session

    Special Edition: Arizona fee/fine/cost legislation in the 2017 session
    HB 2245 ORIGINAL: Requires Supreme Court report annually to the governor and the legislature the amount of fees that were collected by every court in the state, including the revenue and collection rates for each court. AMENDED: Strike all…
Rank this Week: 4937

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/
  • Mar 22

    Spendthrift trust, Prop. 47 opinions filing tomorrow

    Spendthrift trust, Prop. 47 opinions filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file opinions in Carmack v. Reynolds and People v. Gonzales, which were both argued on the January calendar. At the Ninth Circuit’s request, the court will decide in Carmack whether Probate…
  • Mar 20

    Divided Supreme Court finds “serious constitutional error” to be harmle

    Divided Supreme Court finds “serious constitutional error” to be harmle
    In People v. Merritt, the Supreme Court today affirms a robbery conviction even though the trial court did not instruct the jury on the elements of robbery.  The court’s opinion by Justice Ming Chin — for himself and four…
  • Mar 20

    Supreme Court upholds sex offender probation condition

    Supreme Court upholds sex offender probation condition
    Noting that “[h]ow to manage and supervise [registered sex] offenders is one of the most difficult challenges facing government policymakers today,” the Supreme Court today upholds parts of 2010 legislation that imposes conditions…
Rank this Week: 3107

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/
  • Mar 22

    The legal crystallization of Republican contempt for and condescension toward the working-cla

    The legal crystallization of Republican contempt for and condescension toward the working-cla
     Alphonse Maddin“Watch Al Franken shut down Gorsuch’s cruel decision in the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case”“I had a career in identifying absurdity. And I know it when I see it.”Al Franken’s…
  • Mar 21

    The Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa, 21 March 1960

    The Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa, 21 March 1960
    Painting of the Sharpeville massacre, which took place 21 March 1960, Sharpeville, (today) Gauteng province, South Africa, currently located in the South African Consulate in London. Godfrey Rubens (painter and photographer)Please see my…
  • Mar 19

    Promises & Contract Theory: Recommended Reading

    Promises & Contract Theory: Recommended Reading
    This list goes a bit beyond “promises and contract theory,” strictly speaking, but where that occurs, the material is thought to have some bearing on the subject. Please let me know of any conspicuous omissions, as I’m…
Rank this Week: 399

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 186

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled student

    Supreme Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled student
    Rows of desks sit empty in a classroom. Photo by Alan Levine/Flickr WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer…
  • Mar 21

    What we learned from Neil Gorsuch’s marathon confirmation hearing

    What we learned from Neil Gorsuch’s marathon confirmation hearing
    Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing Mar. 21 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts. In more than 11 hours of questioning Tuesday, Judge…
  • Mar 21

    Did senators get enough substance on Gorsuch’s views?

    Did senators get enough substance on Gorsuch’s views?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now back to examination of the second day of Senate hearings to confirm federal Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Joining me at the table today, PBS NewsHour Supreme Court analyst Marcia…
Rank this Week: 214

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 5029

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: 4446

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: 2477

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/
  • Mar 21

    9th Cir. Split: What's the Math Say?

    9th Cir. Split: What's the Math Say?
    That's the title of Vanderbilt Professor Brian Fitzpatrick's article in today's DJ. He argues that "Smaller circuits might very well make fewer outlier decisions" in "both directions" (i.e., from the left or right). He then uses math to prove…
  • Mar 20

    Appellate Tidbit

    Appellate Tidbit
    Today's Moskovitz on Appeals column is Writs: Part II, explaining that to pique an appellate court's interest in your writ petition, you should show: immediacy ("the issue must be resolved now"); a need to clarify the law; and a serious…
  • Mar 18

    Book Review: Allegiance

    Book Review: Allegiance
    As an appellate practitioner, you recognize the name Eugene Gressman, right? As in "Stern & Gressman" -- the colloquial way of referring to the SCOTUS bible/practice guide (actually titled Supreme Court Practice). Well, did you know that…
Rank this Week: 4596

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/
  • Mar 21

    Judge Thapar To Be Nominated To The Sixth Circuit

    Judge Thapar To Be Nominated To The Sixth Circuit
    As we predicted last November, President Trump will announce today that he is nominating Judge Amul Thapar for one of the two open seats on the Sixth Circuit.  Judge Thapar is currently serving as a district judge in the Eastern District…
  • Mar 6

    Sixth Circuit To Rehear Legislative Prayer Case En Banc

    Sixth Circuit To Rehear Legislative Prayer Case En Banc
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit granted en banc review in Bormuth v. County of Jackson, where a split panel had held that a district court had erred in rejecting the plaintiff’s argument that the prayer preceding a Michigan…
  • Feb 24

    The Sixth Circuit Weighs in on the Phrase “Applicable Nonbankruptcy Law” Under the Bankruptcy Code

    The Sixth Circuit Weighs in on the Phrase “Applicable Nonbankruptcy Law” Under the Bankruptcy Code
    In Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County v. Hildebrand, the Sixth Circuit explains how to read the phrase “applicable nonbankruptcy law” as used in the Bankruptcy Code.  The chapter 13 individual…
Rank this Week: 3867

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/
  • Mar 21

    Shaniek Maynard is your new Ft. Pierce Magistrate

    Shaniek Maynard is your new Ft. Pierce Magistrate
    It's not official yet because she is undergoing her FBI background check.  But that should happen soon.  She grew up in Ft. Pierce and went to Yale Law School.  Seems like an excellent choice.
  • Mar 19

    "Respectfully, and reluctantly, I dissent."

    "Respectfully, and reluctantly, I dissent."
    That was Judge Jordan, dissenting in a death penalty case (Madison vs. Alabama DOC) in which Judge Martin writes for the majority (Wilson joined) that Vernon Madison is incompetent and therefore cannot be executed. Jordan says that's not the…
  • Mar 15

    Baseball case ends in conviction

    Baseball case ends in conviction
    It was a very long trial and today the jury found both Bart Hernandez and Julio Estrada guilty. From the AP:MIAMI (AP) — A Miami jury on Wednesday convicted a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer on charges they smuggled Cuban…
Rank this Week: 498

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4530

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Mar 20

    Real v. fake news: can you tell the difference?

    Real v. fake news: can you tell the difference?
    The country has been bombarded with “fake news” and “alternative facts” this past year. After an unprecedented  presidential election,  in terms of social media and its impact, how can you tell the…
  • Mar 17

    Cyberbullied teen named Grand Marshal of St. Patty’s Parade

    Cyberbullied teen named Grand Marshal of St. Patty’s Parade
    The city of Limerick, Ireland named 14-year-old Luke Culhane their Grand Marshal for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17.  Luke,  a victim of cyberbullying, turned the experience into…
  • Mar 6

    A Teen’s Guide to #Resist

    A Teen’s Guide to #Resist
    Nona Hungate is a 15 year old activist who very much cares about the direction and future of this country. She wrote a letter to the editor of her local newspaper about how a teenager can get involved and ultimately, make a difference even…
Rank this Week: 2564

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 19

    Case o' The Week: Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the [Ninth] delivereth him out of [some] of them - Job and King Searche

    Case o' The Week: Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the [Ninth] delivereth him out of [some] of them - Job and King Searche
     Illegal searches, denied suppression motions, an unsuccessful trial, a thirty-year custodial term, and an appeal. The Ninth rewards the patience of Job. United States v. Job, 2017 WL 971803 (9thCir. Mar. 14, 2017), decision…
  • Mar 15

    1.  United States v. Job, No.…

    1.  United States v. Job, No. 14-50472 (3-14-17)(Friedman w/Tashima and Paez).  The 9th reversed the denial of a suppression motion, vacated a conviction, affirmed a conspiracy conviction, made sentencing rulings, and remanded for…
  • Mar 14

    US v. Martinez, No. 15-50205…

    US v. Martinez, No. 15-50205 (3-10-17)(Wardlaw w/Reinhardt & Whyte).  The 9th held that the district court erred by responding to a jury note without consulting counsel in violation of Fed. R. Crim. P. 43(a) and the sixth…
Rank this Week: 312

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Mar 19

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 report (Part 2)

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 report (Part 2)
    This blogpost continues the analysis in Part 1, which analyzed the first several sections of Zhou Qiang’s work report to the National People’s Congress, concerning court caseload, social stability and criminal punishment, and the…
  • Mar 18

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 NPC Report (Part 1)

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 NPC Report (Part 1)
    Most people who have commented (outside of China) on Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang’s March, 2017 report to the National People’s Congress (NPC) didn’t have the patience to read (or listen) much…
  • Mar 11

    Supreme People’s Court & foreign-related dispute

    Supreme People’s Court & foreign-related dispute
    Judge Zhong Yongjian, chief judge of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC)’s #4 Civil Division (responsible for foreign, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan related commercial issues) previously featured on this blog, gave an interview…
Rank this Week: 1672

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/
  • Mar 16

    Bail, Revisited

    Bail, Revisited
    State v. Bailey, 2017 VT 18By Elizabeth KruskaWilliam Bailey is accused of manslaughter of his buddy, Daniel Hein. The facts, essentially, is that Bailey, Hein, and a couple other friends were out driving around the greater Rutland…
  • Mar 11

    Judge Talk

    Judge Talk
    In re Guardianship of N.P., 2017 VT 14By Elizabeth KruskaThis is a reverse and remand to the Probate Division.Here’s the scoop. The Probate Division has exclusive jurisdiction of guardianships. But, if there is also a pending…
  • Mar 11

    Officer Negligent

    Officer Negligent
    State v. Hayes, 2016 VT 105By Eric FanningOk, so just to be clear at the outset, this case does not involve a cop on trial or under sanctions; I just like the sound of that name.  But it does involve a police officer and, you…
Rank this Week: 3227

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 16

    Court overturns life sentence on murder conviction due to counsel's lack of advocacy

    Court overturns life sentence on murder conviction due to counsel's lack of advocacy
    "Ladies and gentlemen given the dispatch with which you resolved all the holes in the government’s case that I spent two days pointing out, it’s apparent to me that I’m some how not communicated with you during the first…
  • Mar 8

    Court clarifies that restitution still makes no sense

    Court clarifies that restitution still makes no sense
    Criminal law and money don't play well together, especially with indigent clients. Restitution is perhaps the  most head-scratching part of this crime/money nexus. To a civil lawyer, the thought that a court could enter a $2 million…
  • Mar 6

    The Beckles disappointment

    The Beckles disappointment
    The Beckles decision issued today, and it did not go well. If you were not in the trenches after Johnson, if you did not file hundreds of 2255 petitions raising claims based on Beckles, it will be difficult to understand the scale of…
Rank this Week: 443

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/
  • Mar 16

    Court Requires Thorough Explanation of Senior Housing Complexes’ Tax Value

    Court Requires Thorough Explanation of Senior Housing Complexes’ Tax Value
    The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) failed to indicate that it considered the local school district’s criticism of tax valuations for two Grove City senior housing complexes, and the board must explain its decision in more detail, the…
  • Mar 15

    Former Medina City Prosecutor Receives One-Year Stayed Suspension

    Former Medina City Prosecutor Receives One-Year Stayed Suspension
    The Ohio Supreme Court today issued a one-year stayed suspension for a former part-time Medina city prosecutor and placed him on monitored probation.
  • Mar 14

    County’s Reappraisal of Cincinnati Coca-Cola Plant Stand

    County’s Reappraisal of Cincinnati Coca-Cola Plant Stand
    The Hamilton County auditor’s $14 million appraisal of a Cincinnati Coca-Cola bottling plant will stand despite the owner’s contention that the property is worth only about $8.55 million, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.
Rank this Week: 4178

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/
  • Mar 15

    Case not mooted by generous Rule 68 offer

    Case not mooted by generous Rule 68 offer
    Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is a tricky rule that plaintiffs' lawyers have to learn quickly when defendants' counsel serves a Rule 68 offer. Under Rule 68, the defendant offers a judgment to plaintiff for a sum of money.…
  • Mar 13

    Bus drivers behaving badly

    Bus drivers behaving badly
    One way to win your employment discrimination case is to prove that you were fired for doing what everyone else was doing, and that the only distinction between you and everyone else is your gender, race, religion, age or disability. That's…
  • Mar 7

    Racist comments during jury deliberations denied defendant a fair trial

    Racist comments during jury deliberations denied defendant a fair trial
    The Supreme Court has ruled that criminal defendants are denied a fair trial if jurors articulate racial stereotypes or discrimination during deliberations. This is one of the few cases where the Court will allow jurors to impeach their own…
Rank this Week: 4165

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2725

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Supervised Release: The First Client

    Supervised Release: The First Client
    As a tribute (and throwback) to the start of Supervised Release in the Bronx, below is a reflection written last year by our court Resource Coordinator, Mabel Jerez, about her first days on the job.  Supervised Release Staff (the early…
  • Mar 1

    Expanding our Reach: Bronx Community Solutions' Year in Bail Reform

    Expanding our Reach: Bronx Community Solutions' Year in Bail Reform
    Supervised Release Staff (the early days): Maria Almonte-Weston, John Megaw, Latoya White, Mabel Jerez, Elizabeth Swan-Taylor, Tracee Page, Rosa Aguirre, Anibal CortesToday Bronx Community Solutions celebrates the one year anniversary of our…
  • Mar 1

    New Partners in Service: Bright Temple AME Church

    New Partners in Service: Bright Temple AME Church
    In need of some extra hands for a special cleanup project, Rev. James Sherwyn reached out to the 41st precinct's Sergeant Clarivel Socola for help.  Bronx Community Solutions has forged a long-time partnership with Sgt. Socola and the…
Rank this Week: 438

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/
  • Feb 22

    No Common Law Right of Public Performance for Creators of Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    No Common Law Right of Public Performance for Creators of Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    A decision in Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc has come down.The plaintiff, which claim to own the rights to the recordings of "The Turtles," a well-known band with a string of hits in the 1960s, sued Sirius XM Radio, Inc.,…
  • Feb 14

    FMLA -- Obligation on Employer to Ask for Information to Determine whether Employee is Entitled to Relief

    FMLA -- Obligation on Employer to Ask for Information to Determine whether Employee is Entitled to Relief
    In Coutard v. Municipal Credit Union, the District Court dismissed a claim brought by an employee under the Family Medical Leave Act in which the employee claimed that the employer denied him leave to care for his grandfather.  The…
  • Jan 12

    Special Education Case -- "Clear Consensus"

    Special Education Case -- "Clear Consensus"
    The Second Circuit, in A.M. v. New York City Department of Education, held that where the school district developed an Individualized Education Program ("IEP") for an autistic child, that was against the clear consensus of the substance of…
Rank this Week: 442

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
  • Feb 15

    Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 8, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami, which was consolidated with Wells Fargo & Co. v. City of Miami. In this case, the city of Miami sued Bank…
  • Feb 10

    Ziglar v. Abbasi - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Ziglar v. Abbasi - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On January 18, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Ziglar v. Abbasi, which was consolidated with the cases Ashcroft v. Abbasi and Hasty v. Abbasi. Ziglar v. Abbasi was part of a series of lawsuits…
  • Feb 10

    Lee v. Tam - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Lee v. Tam - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On January 18, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lee v. Tam. Simon Tam of The Slants, an Asian American rock band, applied to register the band’s name with the U.S. Trademark Office, but the application was…
Rank this Week: 1284

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/
  • Feb 9

    The 9th Circuit's Ruling Against Trump: An Outline

    The 9th Circuit's Ruling Against Trump: An Outline
    9th Circuit JudgesCanby, Clifton, Friedland The decision in one sentence: The Trump administration failed to show that the country was in grave danger unless the Executive Order was allowed to go into effect immediately. A step by…
  • Feb 5

    Court of Appeals Nominee Rowan Wilson: Open Question

    Court of Appeals Nominee Rowan Wilson: Open Question
    The confirmation hearing for Governor Andrew Cuomo's latest pick for the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, February 6, 2017. The Committee's Chair, Senator John J. Bonacic, has been conscientious,…
  • Jan 21

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 4: Punishment)

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 4: Punishment)
    Here's wishing the newly inaugurated President lots of success in doing what's best for our country. If Scalia's view of gay rights--"homosexual sodomy," as he insisted on putting it--was anachronistic and offensive, his positions…
Rank this Week: 1018

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    model rambut messi gaya rambut terbaru

    model rambut messi gaya rambut terbaru
     Pengagum sepak bola terutama fans bobot Lionel Messi anyar saja nih di buat ramai oleh mengedarnya tampilan rambut anyar sang bintang. Lewat account instagram pribadi sang istri, Antonela Roccuzzo (@antoroccuzzo88) rambut anyar Lionel…
  • Jan 26

    tips merias wajah anak untuk hari kartini

    tips merias wajah anak untuk hari kartini
     Tepatnya tanggal 21 April 2015, diperingati yang menjadi Hari Kartini. Tiap-tiap Hari Kartini banyak sekolah, lembaga, serta perusahan memperingatinya oleh cara lakukan karnaval. Peserta karnaval diwajibkan memakai baju kebiasaan atau…
  • Dec 19

    model rambut segi panjang terbaru untuk perempuan

    model rambut segi panjang terbaru untuk perempuan
     Kumpulan Type Rambut Sisi (Panjang, Layer, Sebahu, Lurus) Trend Anyar 2016Selamat datang kembali di situs (blog) kita, kita bakal memberi inrormasi utama mengenai Kumpulan Type Rambut Sisi yang bakal jadi trend anyar di th. 2016.…
Rank this Week: 1371

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 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
  • Jan 3

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument
    Happy New Year! After seeing my recent post on how I’m using my iPad Pro for appellate arguments, the good folks at the Texas Bar Journal asked if I’d like to publish a version of it in print. That version appears in the…
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
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Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

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

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

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
  • Oct 8

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?
    The following post is a reprint of a May 2, 2011 “Psychology Today” article written by Tyger Latham, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC.  He counsels individuals and couples, many of…
Rank this Week: 1438

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 3

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another
    I wanted to thank my readers over the past 13 years for the time they've taken to read my blog on practice in the Eastern District of Texas, and invite all of you to follow the blog's next, upgraded phase....
  • Dec 29

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase
    2016 saw 19 patent trials in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiffs won 43% in the patent-heavy Marshall and Tyler divisions, but the overall outcome was 52% due to three plaintiff wins in the traditionally less patent-intensive divisions…
  • Dec 29

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016
    It's the time of year for 2016 reviews, and today's Marshall News Messenger had one I thought readers might be interested in Judicial system in review: Marshall courts saw throng of good, bad activity in 2016 in which the paper's...
Rank this Week: 296

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Sep 25

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute
    Jacek Stramski | The Supreme Court recently clarified the antique firearm exception to Florida’s “felon-in-possession” statute. The exception excludes antique firearms from the general probition on possessing firearms by…
  • Sep 18

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden
    Jacek Stramski | The City of Miami Gardens will have to hold a second election for mayor after the Florida Supreme Court invalidated the election held on August 30, 2016. In Wright v. City of Miami Beach (SC16-1518), the Court
  • Jul 9

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?
    Jacek Stramski | On July 7, the Supreme Court of Florida considered what it means for a vehicle to be “involved in a crash” for purposes of section 316.027, Florida Statutes. Gaulden v. State (SC14-399). The Court concluded in a
Rank this Week: 2545

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4248

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: 5020

Valpo Law Blog

Valpo Law Blog

Covers recent cases and topics before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Authored by students at Valparaiso University Law School.

http://blogs.valpo.edu/law
  • Apr 8

    Legal Malpractice and Violations of Professional Rules Now Have Significant Bankruptcy Consequence

    Legal Malpractice and Violations of Professional Rules Now Have Significant Bankruptcy Consequence
    Azariah Jelks Juris Doctor Candidate, 2016 Valparaiso University Law Lawyers will now have more reasons to avoid committing malpractice. In Estate of Cora v. Jahrling, the Seventh Circuit held that a lawyer filing for bankruptcy could not…
  • Feb 28

    Even a Simple Contractual Mistake Can Lead to a Disastrous Outcome for Businesse

    Even a Simple Contractual Mistake Can Lead to a Disastrous Outcome for Businesse
    Elias Awaad Juris Doctor Candidate, 2016 Valparaiso University Law It is not uncommon for a business to rely on one manufacturer to provide them with a majority or a certain amount of one product to resell to the public. Often, these…
  • Feb 24

    Seventh Circuit’s Decision Discourages the Code of Silence

    Seventh Circuit’s Decision Discourages the Code of Silence
    By: Duke Truong J.D. Candidate, 2017 Valparaiso University School of Law Who can serve as witnesses in police brutality cases? On January 28, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals provided an answer with its decision in United…
Rank this Week: 1938

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: 450

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: 523

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: 4594

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.
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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: 712

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2684

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: 513

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…
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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: 355