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Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Case o' The Week: Of teenagers and terrorists - Gardenhire and Guideline "recklessness"

    Case o' The Week: Of teenagers and terrorists - Gardenhire and Guideline "recklessness"
      Q: What possibly could be more stupid than aiming a laser at a plane?   A: Aiming a laser at the police helicopter dispatched to find the fool with the laser.   Stupid, however, does not reckless make. United…
  • Apr 30

    United States v. Gardenhire, No. 13-50125…

    United States v. Gardenhire, No. 13-50125 (Wardlaw with Paez and Ponsor (D. Mass.)) --- The Ninth Circuit vacated an above-Guidelines sentence imposed after a defendant's guilty plea to pointing a laser beam at an aircraft, holding that…
  • Apr 28

    United States v. Torralba-Mendia, No.…

    United States v. Torralba-Mendia, No. 13-10064 (Murphy (E.D. Mich.) with Tallman and Rawlinson) ---  In this appeal involving a conviction for conspiracy to commit alien smuggling, the NInth Circuit affirms, finding no reversible plain…
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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 2

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the May 1 Conference, followed by one or more opinions in argued cases at 10. We will be live-blogging beginning at 9:15.
  • May 1

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • May 1

    Decision analysis: Authorizing, while limiting, review of the EEOC’s efforts to conciliate

    Decision analysis: Authorizing, while limiting, review of the EEOC’s efforts to conciliate
    Julie Goldscheid is a Professor at CUNY School of Law. On Wednesday, the Court issued its unanimous decision, written by Justice Elena Kagan, in Mach Mining, L.L.C. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As discussed in more detail in my…
Rank this Week: 14

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • May 2

    May 2, 1863 – Stonewall Jackson Is Shot By His Own Men

    May 2, 1863 – Stonewall Jackson Is Shot By His Own Men
    On this day in history, Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia. Jackson died of pneumonia related to his injuries eight days after being…
  • Apr 30

    April 30, 1982 – President Reagan Pledges American Support for British Invasion of Falkland

    April 30, 1982 – President Reagan Pledges American Support for British Invasion of Falkland
    The Falklands War was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British overseas territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It began on April 2, 1982 when…
  • Apr 28

    April 28, 1994 – Aldrich Ames Pleads Guilty to Revealing U.S. Espionage Secrets to Russia

    April 28, 1994 – Aldrich Ames Pleads Guilty to Revealing U.S. Espionage Secrets to Russia
    On this day in history, CIA case officer Aldrich Ames pleaded guilty to espionage charges pursuant to his arrest that February. He had been a 31-year veteran of the CIA who spoke Russian and specialized in the Russian intelligence services.…
Rank this Week: 4200

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/
  • May 1

    Summary of April 29, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of April 29, 2015 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, April 29, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • May 1

    FEHA costs opinion filing Monday

    FEHA costs opinion filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in Williams v. Chino Valley Independent Fire District, which raises the issue whether a prevailing defendant in an action under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (Gov. Code, §…
  • Apr 30

    Save the Date – National appellate summit to be held in Washington, D.C., this November

    Save the Date – National appellate summit to be held in Washington, D.C., this November
    The Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) is holding its twelfth annual nationwide appellate Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on November 12 through 15, 2015. The summit is co-sponsored by the Appellate Judges…
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Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Happy May Day! (International Workers' Day)

    Happy May Day! (International Workers' Day)
    In many parts of the world today is May Day, the true “Labor Day.” International Workers’ Day, or May Day, despite its origins in the U.S., is not celebrated in this country. But it is still a holiday in many countries…
  • Apr 21

    The Non-Aligned Movement and the Non-Proliferation Treaty: Collective Withdrawal?

    The Non-Aligned Movement and the Non-Proliferation Treaty: Collective Withdrawal?
     At the Arms Control Law blog, Dan Joyner proposes “a walkout from the NPT [Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons] en masse by the members of the NAM [Non-Aligned Movement]”:[….] “The original idea…
  • Apr 20

    Coin, Currency, Capitalism, and Contract

    Coin, Currency, Capitalism, and Contract
    The Jurisdynamics Network is pleased to have received two new books from Oxford University Press. As it happens, both authors teach law at Harvard. Christine Desan, Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism traces the…
Rank this Week: 777

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/
  • May 1

    U.S. v. Brown (9th Cir. - May 1, 2015)

    U.S. v. Brown (9th Cir. - May 1, 2015)
    I didn't know that you could be convicted in federal court by an 11-person jury.  Apparently you can.Or at least you can in the modern era.  In the old days, you had a right to a verdict by a 12-person jury in federal court, even…
  • Apr 30

    People v. Jackio (Cal. Ct. App. - April 30, 2015)

    People v. Jackio (Cal. Ct. App. - April 30, 2015)
    When you read the published appellate cases for a quarter century or so, you tend to have a not very positive outlook towards guns.  Pretty much every situation you read about that involves a gun ends up badly.  People murdered,…
  • Apr 30

    People v. Kopatz (Cal. Supreme Ct. - April 30, 2015)

    People v. Kopatz (Cal. Supreme Ct. - April 30, 2015)
    This is an otherwise routine death penalty case in the California Supreme Court.  Unanimously affirmed.  Takes over 14 years to decide.  Ho-hum.It's nonetheless a little unusual in a couple of ways.  First, most defendants…
Rank this Week: 221

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: 1983

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/
  • May 1

    Judge Leonard Davis portrait viewing

    Judge Leonard Davis portrait viewing
    Glad to be in Tyler today for Judge Leonard Davis' (outstanding) portrait viewing with many other lawyers who have appeared before him through the years. His staff gave him a custom gun case with their signatures on the (very cool)...
  • Apr 30

    PATENT legislation proposed in U.S. Senate

    PATENT legislation proposed in U.S. Senate
    Working from the Tyler office today meeting and conferring and reviewing, but I wanted to note that while we're on the subject of patent demand letters this week, Senator John Cornyn of Texas with several of his colleagues has introduced...
  • Apr 29

    Motion to Transfer Venue Denied

    Motion to Transfer Venue Denied
    ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 2:13-CV-1112-JRG April 24, 2015 Judge Gilstrap denied Apple's motion to sever and transfer this case to the Northern District of California. In so doing, the Court noted the interplay…
Rank this Week: 834

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: 102

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/
  • May 1

    Supreme Court to Consider Springfield Man’s Death Penalty Appeal

    Supreme Court to Consider Springfield Man’s Death Penalty Appeal
    A Springfield man involved in multiple crimes in April 2005 appeals his convictions and death sentence to the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday.
  • Apr 30

    Cleveland Cannot Tax Injured Colts Player

    Cleveland Cannot Tax Injured Colts Player
    A professional athlete who stays in his home city receiving treatment for an injury while the team plays a game in Cleveland is not subject to Cleveland’s income tax, the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously decided today.
  • Apr 30

    Cleveland Method of Taxing Pro Athletes Unconstitutional

    Cleveland Method of Taxing Pro Athletes Unconstitutional
    The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled that the way Cleveland calculates income taxes due from non-resident NFL players based on the number of games they play is unconstitutional because it violates their due process rights.
Rank this Week: 4011

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 206

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Apr 30

    Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Transparency White Paper

    Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Transparency White Paper
    In March, 2015, the Supreme People’s Court (the Court) issued Judicial Transparency in Chinese Courts, its bilingual white paper on judicial transparency (a note for those who don’t know Chinese that the two language versions are…
  • Apr 23

    Can Communist Party organizations be sued in Chinese court?

    Can Communist Party organizations be sued in Chinese court?
    The answer to this question (in some Chinese courts, at least), is yes.  A recent legal blogpost flagged a ruling in a labor case published in the Supreme People’s Court’s case database: Su Qiao v. the Taian (Shandong)…
  • Apr 19

    Advocates for the elderly coming soon to Chinese courtrooms?

    Advocates for the elderly coming soon to Chinese courtrooms?
    In the middle of April, 2015, the Chinese courts carried a report on the issuance of a policy document (the full text is not yet available) by the Ministry of Justice and the National Committee for the Ageing (NCA) (a joint State…
Rank this Week: 1796

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/
  • Apr 30

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse (Part 2: Supreme Court's HEIEN decision)

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse (Part 2: Supreme Court's HEIEN decision)
    Consider this: A police officer in a patrol car notices that the car in front of him has only one of the two brake lights working. So the officer alerts the driver to pull over. Has the officer acted reasonably? Is it reasonable for an…
  • Apr 26

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse
    The Supremes and NY's High Court Say So  Ignorance of the law is no excuse, right? Well, almost always. Driving 65 mph because you didn't see the 55 limit posted? No excuse. Thinking it's ok to let your spouse take some of your…
  • Mar 21

    NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015

    NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015
    New York's Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will moderate a panel of state Chief Justices from around the country, Monday, March 23, 5-7 pm, at Albany Law School, for the annual Cooke State Constitutional Commentary Symposium  More…
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Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2746

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/
  • Apr 30

    2d District pro tem update

    2d District pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until June 30, 2015 Judge Anne Harwood Egerton of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
  • Apr 30

    Updated 9th Circuit Resource

    Updated 9th Circuit Resource
    The Appellate Lawyer Representatives' Guide to Practice in the Ninth Circuit has been updated as of August 26, 2015 and is now available here.And the Ninth Circuit's Immigration Outline has been updated as well, here.And new appellate…
  • Apr 27

    At a loss for words?

    At a loss for words?
    1,000 words to be precise. As Howard Bashman has very ably chronicled at How Appealing, the proposal to limit the word count in federal court appears to be progressing via a compromise that would reduce the word count from 14K to 13K.…
Rank this Week: 4952

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/
  • Apr 30

    Law Day is May 1

    Law Day is May 1
    Together with the Federal Bar Association, the Southern District of Florida is hosting Law Day Programs in U.S. Courthouses to educate area high school students. Law Day is an annual celebration of our liberties, a reaffirmation of our…
  • Apr 29

    "In the early 1970s, four Florida Supreme Court justices resigned from office following corruption scandals."

    "In the early 1970s, four Florida Supreme Court justices resigned from office following corruption scandals."
    That was the U.S. Supreme Court today in decising Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar.  From the intro:Our Founders vested authority to appoint federal judges in the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and entrusted those…
  • Apr 28

    The big argument today

    The big argument today
    The Washington Post has interesting clips on the gay marriage argument to listen to here, including the protestor:Protester briefly disrupts court 10:29 a.m.:  Before U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. could speak…
Rank this Week: 35

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: 4894

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/
  • Apr 30

    Discrimination/retaliation claims dismissed under Title VII

    Discrimination/retaliation claims dismissed under Title VII
    To sue over employment discrimination, the plaintiff needs something to sue about. The courts don't care about trivial discrimination. They want "adverse employment actions." This case tells us how it shakes out.The case is Chung v. City…
  • Apr 28

    Sex offender can challenge lifetime GPS program under Fourth Amendment

    Sex offender can challenge lifetime GPS program under Fourth Amendment
    What strikes me about the law is that the worst man on Earth may be the reason why the law changes to protect your beloved mother-in-law. We call it stare decisis, which is Latin for "the precedent applies to future cases." In this case, a…
  • Apr 27

    When does the dog sniff go too far?

    When does the dog sniff go too far?
    In 2005, the Supreme Court held in the Caballes case that the police can conduct a dog sniff on your car during a traffic stop. This time around, the Court asks a follow-up question: at what point during the traffic stop is the dog sniff…
Rank this Week: 351

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
  • Apr 29

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)
    FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: In honor of this being the 100th Judicial Training Update issued since 2010 I offer a bit of uncharacteristic judicial humor. If anyone has ever questioned whether judges too have a sense of humor, you need look…
  • Apr 12

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)
    Ten Basic Facts & One Special Rule for Circumstantial Evidence Cases: The Mandatory Two-Step “Al-Naseer/Silvernail” Analysis: Motions for Judgment of Acquittal are made in almost all criminal cases. There are 10 basic facts…
  • Mar 27

    JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)

    JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)
    PROFESSOR STEPHEN SIMON: University of Minnesota Law Professor Steve Simon is one of Minnesota judiciary’s most iconic figures. Virtually every Minnesota district court judge has at some point in their judicial career graduated…
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Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Cell Phone Search Warrant

    Cell Phone Search Warrant
    The Sixth Circuit agreed this week to publish United States v. Bass, No. 14-1387, originally issued as an unpublished decision. In the decision, the court affirms the denial of a motion to suppress a cell phone search. The government…
  • Apr 21

    Duplicity and Unanimity Instruction

    Duplicity and Unanimity Instruction
    United States v. Eaton, decided on April 20, 2015, is an appeal from the conviction of former Barren County (KY) Sheriff Christopher Eaton.  The case stems from the arrest and beating of Billy Stinnett in 2010.  Eaton and three…
  • Apr 18

    Determining Competency

    Determining Competency
    A recent pair of Sixth Circuit cases elucidate the procedure for determining competency—particularly  when a defendant seeks to represent himself. In such circumstance, there are two questions: (1) whether the defendant is…
Rank this Week: 887

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/
  • Apr 29

    "Back" to the Future

    "Back" to the Future
    Marshall v. State, 2015 VT 47By Andrew DelaneyIf you’ve ever injured your back, you probably know that it’s never really the same as it was before the injury. Just twisting the wrong way can mean the better part of a week in bed…
  • Apr 19

    Ambiguity? What Ambiguity?

    Ambiguity? What Ambiguity?
    Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insurance Co. v. Energy Wise Homes, Inc., 2015 VT 52By Andrew DelaneyAh, insurance law—where “You get what you pay for” isn’t just a maxim, but a shield, sword, and everything else in…
  • Apr 16

    Substantiation Stricken

    Substantiation Stricken
    In re K.R., 2015 VT 58By Elizabeth KruskaThis case is about an appeal of a DCF substantiation. A substantiation is a finding made by DCF upon doing an investigation and finding that a person has abused or neglected a child or placed a…
Rank this Week: 2985

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: 4049

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Apr 29

    What the Supreme Court justices said on gay marriage

    What the Supreme Court justices said on gay marriage
    The Supreme Court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters WASHINGTON — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow…
  • Apr 28

    News Wrap: Kathmandu continues search for buried survivor

    News Wrap: Kathmandu continues search for buried survivor
    Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The issue of whether the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry went before the U.S. Supreme Court today. Justices heard two hours of arguments in cases from four states.…
  • Apr 28

    Supreme Court considers whether it’s time for nationwide same-sex marriage

    Supreme Court considers whether it’s time for nationwide same-sex marriage
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSJustices weigh decision following same-sex marriage arguments before the Supreme Court Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments Two families, opposite views of Kentucky’s gay…
Rank this Week: 4575

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

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

    Is street begging a crime?

    Is street begging a crime?
    The issue about panhandling or begging in public has been debated in recent years by city councils and state legislatures. Some laws have been found unconstitutional while others remain in place. In April, 2015, for example, Arizona passed a…
  • Apr 22

    Namaste: Court rules yoga classes in public schools do not violate freedom of religion

    Namaste: Court rules yoga classes in public schools do not violate freedom of religion
    For many in this country, the practice of yoga is an entirely secular (non-religious) experience undertaken for reasons such as increasing physical flexibility, decreasing pain, and reducing stress.  For others, the practice of yoga…
  • Apr 13

    “Dabbing” article censored in Virginia high school

    “Dabbing” article censored in Virginia high school
    SaraRose Martin is the co-editor of The Falconer, the student newspaper at Fauquier High School in Virginia. In March, 2015, she was told by her principal that an article she wrote about dabbing was not suitable for printing in the…
Rank this Week: 1775

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: 4236

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
  • Apr 24

    Horne v. Department of Agriculture - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Horne v. Department of Agriculture - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On April 23, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Horne v. Department of Agriculture. This case presents three questions. The first is whether the government is required by the Fifth Amendment to pay just compensation when…
  • Apr 24

    Johnson v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Johnson v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On April 20, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inJohnson v. United States. This case concerns two questions. The first is whether mere possession of a short-barreled shotgun should be treated as a violent felony under the Armed…
  • Apr 23

    M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On January 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett. The issue in this case is whether, when courts interpret collective bargaining agreements in Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) cases,…
Rank this Week: 1230

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/
  • Apr 17

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS
    Over the past several months, I have been working to implement the Women’s Independence, Safety and Empowerment curriculum, (originally developed at the Midtown Community Court) here in the Bronx. The groups cover themes of stereotypes…
  • Apr 10

    BCS Presents at Community Association Meeting

    BCS Presents at Community Association Meeting
    "The more the court hears from us, the more they will listen." This was one of the opening remarks of Mary Jane Musano, the chairperson of the Waterbury LaSalle Community Association – a group with a long history of community…
  • Mar 18

    BCS Facilitates Dialogue Between the Court and Bronx WorkforceTraining Program

    BCS Facilitates Dialogue Between the Court and Bronx WorkforceTraining Program
    Over the past ten years, Bronx Community Solutions has developed strong relationships with Bronx judges and have broadened their sentencing options, even designing special initiatives that address large, systemic issues. A couple of months…
Rank this Week: 130

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Apr 6

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create
    Regina Keenan | On November 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in Citrus County Hospital Board v. Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. (SC13-411) affirming Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. v. Citrus County…
  • Apr 6

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders, Part 2

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

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender

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

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 6

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

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

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

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

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

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

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 155

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: 711

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4415

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 734

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/
  • Feb 20

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim
    In a published decision this week, the Sixth Circuit reviewed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for excessive withholding of FICA taxes against her employer. In affirming the district court’s refusal to remand the federal…
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee
    In a published opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit examined and rejected the award of more than $500,000 in attorney’s fees to People First of Tennessee in relation to its work in 2008 on a contempt motion against the State of…
  • Feb 12

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 3627

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: 907

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: 2113

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: 4956

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: 1301

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: 2175

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: 552

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3168

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: 2823

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: 2073

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: 3130

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: 851