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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/
  • Feb 28

    Try your hand?

    Try your hand?
    Dear Reader:I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that you enjoy reading this blog. Or at least you enjoy trying to sell knockoff handbags in the comments. Anywho . . . we haven't really advertised in the past when we're looking for new…
  • Feb 19

    A Bail Appeal

    A Bail Appeal
    This photograph of hot chocolate has nothing to do with bail. It’s cold and windy when I’m writing this, and I think hot chocolate would be nice.State v. Bullock, 2017 VT 7By Elizabeth KruskaBail, of course, is not meant to…
  • Feb 19

    A Spoonful of Sugar Helps The Meds Go Down

    A Spoonful of Sugar Helps The Meds Go Down
    "So what exactly is in this?"In re I.G., 2016 VT 95 By Amy E. Davis This is a case in which the SCOV Justices reverse one of their own. Justice Skoglund presided over the case below. The SCOV releases opinions on Friday morning. I picture…
Rank this Week: 3196

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: 645

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. The calendar…
  • Feb 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc. 16-784 Issue: Whether the safe harbor of Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code prohibits avoidance of a transfer made by or to a financial institution,…
  • Feb 17

    Court releases April calendar

    Court releases April calendar
    Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch will begin on March 20, creating at least the possibility that, if confirmed, Gorsuch could join the court’s current eight justices…
Rank this Week: 10

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Feb 18

    February 18, 1965 – Black Civil Rights Peaceful Protestor Beaten and Shot By Police in Alabama

    February 18, 1965 – Black Civil Rights Peaceful Protestor Beaten and Shot By Police in Alabama
    Jimmie Lee Jackson was a civil rights activist in Marion, Alabama, and a deacon in the Baptist church. Jackson had tried to register to vote in Alabama without success for four years. He was inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., who had come…
  • Feb 16

    February 16, 1847 – Missouri Outlaws Education of Black Slave

    February 16, 1847 – Missouri Outlaws Education of Black Slave
    The issue of statehood for Missouri triggered a national controversy as Congress debated the future status of slavery in the land acquired through the Louisiana Purchase. The “Missouri Compromise” allowed Missouri to enter the…
  • Feb 14

    February 14, 1818 – Birthday of Frederick Dougla

    February 14, 1818 – Birthday of Frederick Dougla
    Frederick Douglass was born into slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey on February 14, 1818 (he did not know the exact date, but chose this one). As the Oxford African American Studies Center tells the story, “Despite his…
Rank this Week: 4437

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/
Rank this Week: 3070

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: 214

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: 4808

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/
  • Feb 17

    Is the 9th Cir. really a "Court in Chaos"?

    Is the 9th Cir. really a "Court in Chaos"?
    Law360 reports Trump Slams 9th Circ. As Court In ‘Chaos,’ ‘Turmoil’, which begins: "President Donald Trump slammed the Ninth Circuit on Thursday as a court in “chaos” and “turmoil,” claiming at…
  • Feb 16

    Reading & Viewing for the rest of the day!

    Reading & Viewing for the rest of the day!
    The Winter edition of Appellate Issues (the publication of the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers) is available here. This is an appellate box of chocolates you will enjoy!The U.S. Courts offers a video in honor of Black History…
  • Feb 15

    Another Pregerson profile

    Another Pregerson profile
    Today's DJ profiles Judge Pregerson the Younger, i.e., Dean Pregerson (US District Judge Dean Pregerson's 20 years of rulings has changed lives, protected prisoners), son of 9th Circuit Judge Harry Pregerson. Deja vu? Today's DJ profile…
Rank this Week: 4616

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

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

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 316

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/
  • Feb 16

    En banc 11th Circuit rules in "Docs v. Glocks" case

    En banc 11th Circuit rules in "Docs v. Glocks" case
    The en banc 11th Circuit opinion in the "Docs v. Glocks" case is here.  There are two majority opinions for the en banc Court, one by Judge Jordan and one by Judge Marcus. Judge Jordan’s opinion is joined by Chief Judge Ed Carnes…
  • Feb 16

    Alex Acosta to be named Secretary of Labor

    Alex Acosta to be named Secretary of Labor
    Congrats to former U.S. Attorney and current Dean of FIU law school, Alex Acosta, for being named as the nominee for Secretary of Labor.Alex is a wonderful choice.  He's smart and ethical.  More importantly, he's a really good guy.
  • Feb 15

    Breaking news-- U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer resigns (UPDATED WITH QUOTE FROM FERRER)

    Breaking news-- U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer resigns (UPDATED WITH QUOTE FROM FERRER)
    Multiple sources have emailed me that Willy Ferrer has resigned today as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of a Florida. Ben Greenberg is acting. More to follow.UPDATE -- I have it confirmed that Ferrer has stepped down.UPDATE 2…
Rank this Week: 677

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/
  • Feb 16

    Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 16, 2017)

    Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 16, 2017)
    When I saw the caption of this case -- which I read before even booting up the opinion -- I thought the case was going to be a huge one.  Bank of New York Mellon.  Citibank.  Those are big banks.  When they fight each…
  • Feb 15

    Samara v. Matar (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)

    Samara v. Matar (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)
    Every single word of this opinion from earlier today is correct.And the Supreme Court should nonetheless grant review of the opinion.  On its own initiative, if necessary.It's an opinion about res judicata.  A topic near and dear to…
  • Feb 14

    In re Miles (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 10, 2017)

    In re Miles (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 10, 2017)
    I had to read this modification three times before I finally understood it:"On page 9, second full paragraph, change the following last full sentence that appears on that page: 'The tow truck driver give his father a receipt' to 'The tow…
Rank this Week: 673

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/
  • Feb 16

    Barberton Attorney Suspended for Two Year

    Barberton Attorney Suspended for Two Year
    The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Barberton attorney from the practice of law for two years with the last six months stayed based on discrepancies in her handling of two criminal cases.
  • Jan 30

    Ten Cases Slated for February Court Session

    Ten Cases Slated for February Court Session
    Oral arguments at the Ohio Supreme Court next week will span three days and feature 10 cases.
  • Jan 3

    Red-Light Camera Dispute Scheduled for Argument at Supreme Court

    Red-Light Camera Dispute Scheduled for Argument at Supreme Court
    The city of Dayton is challenging legislation passed in 2014 that places limits on how automated traffic cameras can be used to catch people running red lights and speeding through intersections.
Rank this Week: 3902

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4068

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: 4461

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Feb 15

    China’s #2 Circuit Court “Nine” & criminal petition

    China’s #2 Circuit Court “Nine” & criminal petition
    The nine presiding judges of the #2 Circuit Court are whom Chief Judge Hu Yunteng calls “The Nine.” It could be: 1) Judge Hu is a fan of the Jeffrey Toobin book on the (US) Supreme Court, which has a Chinese translation…
  • Feb 2

    Liaoning high court looks into labor issues in bankruptcy

    Liaoning high court looks into labor issues in bankruptcy
    While Zhou Qiang’s statements on  judicial independence, mistaken “Western” thinking, and separation of powers continue to be discussed inside and outside of China, others in the Chinese legal community face more…
  • Jan 26

    How Zhejiang courts support its economy

    How Zhejiang courts support its economy
    My apologies to blog followers for my absence.  I will address Zhou Qiang’s comments on judicial independence in a later blogpost, for which I want to do some more detailed research than is possible at this time. This blogpost will…
Rank this Week: 1409

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: 1321

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/
  • Feb 15

    Unwanted commercial faxes can violate the law

    Unwanted commercial faxes can violate the law
    If you own a fax machine, you've received junk faxes. Did you know you can sue over unwanted junk faxes? The case is Physicians Healthsource, Inc. v. Boehringer Pharmaceuticals, decided on February 3. The Junk Fax Protection Act of 2005 makes…
  • Feb 14

    Prisoner wins due process solitary confinement appeal

    Prisoner wins due process solitary confinement appeal
    This inmate has been in the slammer for a long time. He sues the Department of Corrections over his 22 straight years of solitary confinement. The argument is that the state has denied him due process in failing to properly review his…
  • Feb 10

    FMLA leave is required if sick grandparent raised you as a child

    FMLA leave is required if sick grandparent raised you as a child
    There are some cases where you think to yourself that, morally, one party must lose the case. This is probably one of them. The employer denied FMLA leave to an employee who needed to miss work to care for his seriously ill grandfather who…
Rank this Week: 4039

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 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…
  • Oct 31

    Certified Question on Punitive Damages in Cases under New York City Human Rights Law

    Certified Question on Punitive Damages in Cases under New York City Human Rights Law
    What is the standard for assessing punitive damages in a pregnancy discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law?.  The law itself doesn't set a standard, so the district judge in Chauca v. Abraham, borrowed the standard…
Rank this Week: 653

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    The Right to Counsel of Choice

    The Right to Counsel of Choice
       In United States v. Powell, the Sixth Circuit held the district court abused its discretion by allowing one but not both of defendant Earnest Proge's attorneys to withdraw as counsel. Mr. Proge raised his dissatisfaction with…
  • Feb 5

    Court Affirms Admission of "Prior Bad Acts" Against Sexual Assault Defendant.

    Court Affirms Admission of "Prior Bad Acts" Against Sexual Assault Defendant.
    In my blogs, I frequently try to write a humorous quip about the defendant, defense counsel, or the courts.  I can find nothing, however, humorous in the facts found in United States v. LaVictor. In this case, the defendant, LaVictor,…
  • Feb 2

    Untimely Pre-Trial Motions: Clarification for "Unwary Counsel"

    Untimely Pre-Trial Motions: Clarification for "Unwary Counsel"
    The Court has had a relatively quiet week with few published opinions.  One opinion, however, is worth a brief discussion.  In United States v. Trujillo-Molina, the defendant, who had been indicted for possessing a firearm while…
Rank this Week: 674

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Feb 11

    Anti-cyberbullying efforts underway in many countries in 2017

    Anti-cyberbullying efforts underway in many countries in 2017
    If you thought cyberbullying was unique to the U.S., you’d be wrong. Since www stands for the “world wide web,” the bullying goes on everywhere 24/7. Consider the following list of countries where efforts in 2016-2017…
  • Feb 8

    How can a President be impeached?

    How can a President be impeached?
    To impeach a public official is to charge that person with misconduct while in office. It can happen to both state and federal officials. When it comes to the President of the United States, the process is the responsibility…
  • Feb 5

    How can a judge block the president’s order?

    How can a judge block the president’s order?
    We received this question in our Teen Chat room – how can a judge block the president’s order? Considering what’s going on in our country right now between the president’s travel ban, a court ruling blocking…
Rank this Week: 2612

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 11

    Sixth Circuit Labor Case

    Sixth Circuit Labor Case
    Labor law and regulation has recently been a contentious topic of litigation and policymaking. That promises to continue through 2017, and we expect the Sixth Circuit to issue important decisions in this area. The Trump administration has…
  • Feb 9

    Sixth Circuit Provides Guidance in Trademark Case

    Sixth Circuit Provides Guidance in Trademark Case
    In NetJets, Inc. v. IntelliJet Group, LLC, the Sixth Circuit offered important interpretations, regarding trademark infringement, of both federal law and Ohio common law on trademarks. In a careful and deliberate analysis that in part…
  • Jan 27

    Sixth Circuit: Foster Parents Can Enforce Right to Foster Care Payments Under Federal Law

    Sixth Circuit: Foster Parents Can Enforce Right to Foster Care Payments Under Federal Law
    A unanimous panel of the Sixth Circuit held today in D.O., et al. v. Glisson that the Child Welfare Act creates a private right to foster-care maintenance payments enforceable by a foster parent under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.  The CWA…
Rank this Week: 3789

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: 746

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Feb 7

    LISTEN LIVE: Appeals court hears arguments over Trump’s immigration ban

    LISTEN LIVE: Appeals court hears arguments over Trump’s immigration ban
    The oral arguments are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET. PBS NewsHour will stream the audio. On Tuesday night, a three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the legal battle over President Donald…
  • Feb 4

    Trump’s Supreme Court pick is deeply opposed to assisted suicide

    Trump’s Supreme Court pick is deeply opposed to assisted suicide
    Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch meets with Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2017. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is a…
  • Feb 1

    Finding clues of the high court’s future in Gorsuch’s record

    Finding clues of the high court’s future in Gorsuch’s record
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioMILES O’BRIEN: Now, for a closer look at the man who could shape the conservative direction of the U.S. Supreme Court for decades to come. A national TV audience looked on last night as Judge Neil…
Rank this Week: 4525

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 670

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.…
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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: 2620

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…
Rank this Week: 468

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: 1508

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: 1567

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: 631

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: 2585

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/
  • Sep 8

    Partnerships in Action: BCS and NYPD Team Up to Clean Up

    Partnerships in Action: BCS and NYPD Team Up to Clean Up
    by Moises Reyes, Community Service CoordinatorBronx Community Solutions' work in action.(mailbox graffiti before and after)Today, the community service team, along with police officer Clarivel Socola from the Bronx's 41st Precinct, headed to…
  • Aug 12

    National Night Out

    National Night Out
    by Moises Reyes, Coordinator of Community Service & InitiativesOn Tuesday August 2, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions' Community Service Crew went to Longwood Avenue and Southern Blvd to support the NYPD's 41st Precinct with National…
  • Jul 19

    BCS to the Rescue

    BCS to the Rescue
    by Anthony Gonzalez, BCS Crew SupervisorOn the morning of July 5, 2016, BCS Community Service crew members Corey Hatton, Intern Jamal Carmichael and I, along with three BCS clients, set out to one of our regular work sites.  While riding…
Rank this Week: 504

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4343

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/
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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: 1714

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: 672

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: 555

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: 4605

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: 2214

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: 250

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2733

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: 377

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: 637

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
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