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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. v. United States 13-1367 Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the…
  • Jul 28

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Five)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Five)
    Arguing before the Supreme Court, watching United States v. Windsor play out, the emergence of procedural barriers to courts, how the Court has changed since Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, and how to talk about the Court. In this six-part…
  • Jul 28

    Another circuit rules for same-sex marriage

    Another circuit rules for same-sex marriage
    Continuing the year-long, so far uninterrupted trend of court rulings against states’ bans of same-sex marriage, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday nullified the Virginia prohibition; the panel divided two…
Rank this Week: 12

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: 2331

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Arbitration Awards and Judicial Review of Contracts for Illegality

    Arbitration Awards and Judicial Review of Contracts for Illegality
    By Jacek Stramski In Visiting Nurse Association of Florida, Inc. v. Jupiter Medical Center, Inc. (SC11-2468), the Florida Supreme Court held that courts cannot review, or refuse to enforce, an arbitration award based on a claim of contract…
  • Jun 14

    Court Rules on Local Red-light Camera Ordinance

    Court Rules on Local Red-light Camera Ordinance
    By Jacek Stramski The Supreme Court’s joint opinion issued Thursday in Masone v City of Aventura (SC12-644) and City of Orlando v. Udowychenko (SC12-1471) invalidated the municipal red light traffic camera enforcement systems set up by…
  • Jun 2

    Attorney’s Fees in Extraordinary Writ Proceeding

    Attorney’s Fees in Extraordinary Writ Proceeding
    By Jacek Stramski Last week the Supreme Court clarified the procedure available to a party who wishes to seek attorney’s fees in an original writs proceeding at the appellate level. The decision, issued in Advanced Chiropractic and…
Rank this Week: 2166

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/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. v. Szabo (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Szabo (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)
    I know you're tired of waiting for a doctor at the VA hospital, and want to get treated.  Especially with the well-publicized problems in this area, we're somewhat sympathetic to your plight.But you can't do this.
  • Jul 28

    U.S. v. Gowadia (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Gowadia (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)
    Say you wake up one morning and find that the FBI is conducting a search warrant at your house.  But you've done nothing wrong, you figure.  So you talk to them.There's got to be a mistake.  Talking to them will clear things…
  • Jul 25

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)
    I was wondering when I read the caption of this opinion where the Lindsay Unified School District was located.  I had never before heard of it.  But Judge Milan Smith anticipates my curiosity and tells me in the first couple of…
Rank this Week: 416

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    What Happens When a Polled Juror Disagrees with the Verdict (U.S. v. McDonald)

    What Happens When a Polled Juror Disagrees with the Verdict (U.S. v. McDonald)
    Ever wonder what happens when a polled juror disagrees with the verdict in open court?  Well, according to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in U.S. v. McDonald, the trial judge just has to tell the jurors to continue to deliberate. In…
  • Jul 24

    Countering the Plaintiff's Anchor: Jury Simulations to Evaluate Damages Argument

    Countering the Plaintiff's Anchor: Jury Simulations to Evaluate Damages Argument
    John E. Campbell Bernard ChaoChristopher T. RobertsonDavid V. Yokum Countering the Plaintiff's Anchor: Jury Simulations to Evaluate Damages Arguments Abstract: Numerous studies have shown that anchoring can have a strong effect on…
  • Jul 23

    Juror Question

    Juror Question
    Long time readers of this blog know that I have am an advocate of allowing juror questions (for previous posts about juror questions go here and here). Well, it looks like the topic is once again in the news. The Boston Globe is…
Rank this Week: 1751

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Cost of Incarceration Is Not a Permissible Factor In Deciding Whether To Impose Imprisonment

    Cost of Incarceration Is Not a Permissible Factor In Deciding Whether To Impose Imprisonment
    United States v. Park, No. 13-4142-cr (2d Cir. July 9, 2014) (Cabranes, Carney, and Droney) (per curiam), available hereConvicted of filing a false corporate tax return, Park was sentenced to three years' probation, including six months'…
  • Jul 28

    Admission of Lineup Identification of Defendant Was, At Most, Harmless Error

    Admission of Lineup Identification of Defendant Was, At Most, Harmless Error
    United States v. Reed, No. 13-0359(L) (2d Cir. June 25, 2014) (Jacobs, Calabresi, and Pooler), available hereReed was convicted after trial of various federal charges arising from the shooting and attempted robbery of a rival drug…
  • Jul 28

    Supreme Court's Peugh Decision Not Retroactive To Cases on Collateral Review

    Supreme Court's Peugh Decision Not Retroactive To Cases on Collateral Review
    Herrera-Gomez v. United States, No. 14-1166 (2d Cir. June 17, 2014) (Winter, Walker, and Cabranes) (per curiam), available herePetitioner, a federal prisoner convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin, moved in the Circuit for leave to…
Rank this Week: 2659

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jul 28

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para terça-feira (29)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para terça-feira (29)
    Revista Justiça fala sobre o Sistema Carcerário brasileiro De acordo com dados do Conselho Nacional de Justiça, o Brasil está em 3º lugar no ranking dos países com a maior população…
  • Jul 28

    Guerra fiscal: governo paulista ajuíza dez ADIs questionando benefícios de ICMS

    Guerra fiscal: governo paulista ajuíza dez ADIs questionando benefícios de ICMS
    O governador de São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, ajuizou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) dez Ações Diretas de Inconstitucionalidade (ADIs), com pedidos de liminar, contra normas dos Estados do Tocantins (ADIs 5143, 5144 e…
  • Jul 28

    STF julga 18 temas de repercussão geral no primeiro semestre

    STF julga 18 temas de repercussão geral no primeiro semestre
    Os ministros do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) julgaram, no primeiro semestre deste ano, o mérito de 18 processos com repercussão geral reconhecida. Ao todo, a Corte já se pronunciou definitivamente em 182 temas que…
Rank this Week: 255

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/
  • Jul 28

    News of the wonk

    News of the wonk
    Today's Recorder reports High Court Appointee is Ready to Wonk and Governor Appoints Legal Adviser to Third District: "Brown's selection of Renner continues a long tradition of governors nominating their legal secretaries to…
  • Jul 25

    Another nomination! (This one to the 3d)

    Another nomination! (This one to the 3d)
    Friday, July 25, 2014 Governor Brown Nominates Jonathan K. Rennerto the Third District Court of AppealSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the nomination of Jonathan K. Renner for associate justice of the Third…
  • Jul 23

    Comment on proposed 9th Circuit rule changes!

    Comment on proposed 9th Circuit rule changes!
    The 9th Circuit has posted a request for public comment about possible rule changes here, including codification of the streamlined extension procedure. Weigh in by emailing comments before September 3.
Rank this Week: 369

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
Rank this Week: 706

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/
  • Jul 28

    Harmony Day

    Harmony Day
    The tradition continued in the Bronx: last week the New York Police Department and the community came together to celebrate Harmony Day. Officers and community members gathered in Van Cortlandt park to enjoy entertainment, good…
  • Jul 25

    "When the right conditions come along, success becomes inevitable."

    "When the right conditions come along, success becomes inevitable."
    In April of this year the Center for Court Innovation co-hosted a conference on community justice in San Francisco, CA that was attended by participants from jurisdictions all over the country, and representing ten different nations. The…
  • Jul 25

    Bronx Reentry Working Group Holds 4th Annual Forum

    Bronx Reentry Working Group Holds 4th Annual Forum
    Ramon Semorile, BCS              On the 17th of July the Bronx Reentry Working group held its Fourth Annual Forum at Hostos Community College in collaboration with Columbia…
Rank this Week: 855

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    McDaniels v. Kirkland, No.…

    McDaniels v. Kirkland, No. 09-17339(7-25-14)(Wallace with Farris and Bybee). Lesson: It’s got to be in the record. The 9th finds no Batson violations when the petition appeal tries to rely on evidence of prospective juror comparisons…
  • Jul 28

    Fong v. Ryan, No. 11-17051(7-25-14)(Timlin…

    Fong v. Ryan, No. 11-17051(7-25-14)(Timlin (Sr. D.J. with Bybee; Schroeder dissenting). Petitioner's conviction for a triple homicide is affirmed. This affirmance is despite the detective lying (no dispute); the prosecutor engaging in…
  • Jul 27

    Case o' the Week: Ninth Not Confrontation-al, Over Hearsay Evidence - Liera-Morales, Testimonial, and Non-Testimonial Evidence

    Case o' the Week: Ninth Not Confrontation-al, Over Hearsay Evidence - Liera-Morales, Testimonial, and Non-Testimonial Evidence
      A mother, sobbing, begs hostage-takers not to kill her son as they demand ransom money and threaten execution.  A tough factual context for the defense, for a Confrontation Clause challenge to her statements.  United States…
Rank this Week: 2678

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/
  • Jul 28

    State Court of Appeals strikes Albany County cyberbullying law as unconstitutional

    State Court of Appeals strikes Albany County cyberbullying law as unconstitutional
    Social media is a wonderful thing, but not when malicious teenagers get their hands on it. In this case, a high school student began bullying classmates on Facebook. As the New York Court of Appeals summarizes the case, "He anonymously posted…
  • Jul 25

    Vermont electioneering laws are constitutional.

    Vermont electioneering laws are constitutional.
    In a complex ruling that explores the contours of the First Amendment rights of activist organizations, the Court of Appeals rejects a challenge to various electioneering laws by a Vermont right-to-life organization. This case is probably on…
  • Jul 24

    Court of Appeals revives Fair Housing Act claim

    Court of Appeals revives Fair Housing Act claim
    This housing discrimination case alleges that a senior citizens' mobile home community discriminated against an elderly couple by denying them a chance to live there because of their disabled son. The district court dismissed the claims…
Rank this Week: 4147

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/
  • Jul 28

    Former president of local labor union found not guilty...

    Former president of local labor union found not guilty...
    ...in Judge Gayles' first trial.  From the Sun-Sentinel:Darryl Brice "Mike D" Payne, 47, was found not guilty Thursday by a 12-person jury following a trial of more than two weeks."This is an awesome day for me, and proof that God is…
  • Jul 25

    Judge Robin Rosenberg sworn in

    Judge Robin Rosenberg sworn in
    Congratulations!Photog credit: Adam Rabin
  • Jul 25

    Monster 11th Circuit opinion decided by no active 11th Circuit judge

    Monster 11th Circuit opinion decided by no active 11th Circuit judge
    Judges Sentelle (from the DC Circuit) and Fay (senior) are in the majority, reversing Judge Marra on the big Chiquita banana case. The only active judge, Martin, dissents. Here's the opinion. The AP has the background on the case:A panel of…
Rank this Week: 170

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

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

    July 28, 1794 – Execution of Robespierre and His Supporter

    July 28, 1794 – Execution of Robespierre and His Supporter
    On this date, Maximilien de Robespierre, the head of the “Committee of Public Safety” during the French Revolution and the man who sent so many to the guillotine, had his own appointment with the executioner, known throughout the…
  • Jul 26

    July 26, 1776 – An American Post Office Is Established

    July 26, 1776 – An American Post Office Is Established
    On this day in history, an American Post Office was established with Ben Franklin as Postmaster General. Franklin used “B. Free Franklin” as his signature while in that office. Before the Revolution, most of the mail went back and…
  • Jul 24

    July 24, 1929 – President Herbert Hoover Proclaims the Kellogg-Briand Pact

    July 24, 1929 – President Herbert Hoover Proclaims the Kellogg-Briand Pact
    On this day in history, President Hoover congratulated “the entire world” for coming up with “this additional instrument of humane endeavor to do away with war as an instrument of national policy and to obtain by pacific…
Rank this Week: 4348

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    In the Supreme Court w/c 28 July 2014

    In the Supreme Court w/c 28 July 2014
    On Monday 28 July 2014 the Court will hear the appeal of Michael & Ors v The Chief Constable of… The post In the Supreme Court w/c 28 July 2014 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Jul 25

    Supreme Court art: thorns and spine

    Supreme Court art: thorns and spine
    The Supreme Court café sells Tunnock’s tea cakes, a Scottish delicacy, at a pound each. I buy one as an… The post Supreme Court art: thorns and spines appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Jul 25

    New Decision: Moohan & Anor v The Lord Advocate (Scotland) [2014]

    New Decision: Moohan & Anor v The Lord Advocate (Scotland) [2014]
    On appeal from: [2014] CSIH 56 An appeal was brought by two appellants serving life sentences against the Scottish Independence Referendum… The post New Decision: Moohan & Anor v The Lord Advocate (Scotland) [2014] appeared…
Rank this Week: 167

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: 337

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Jul 27

    The post appeared first on Askthejudge.

    The post appeared first on Askthejudge.
  • Jul 25

    Can the police search your phone without a warrant?

    Can the police search your phone without a warrant?
    The short answer to this question of whether the police can search your cell phone without a warrant is no, they cannot. However, like all constitutional rights, there are exceptions to this general rule. In July of 2014, the United States…
  • Jul 21

    LGBT discrimination in the workplace

    LGBT discrimination in the workplace
    On July 1, 2014, President Obama announced at a LGBT Pride Reception at the White House that he would be issuing an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or…
Rank this Week: 2170

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/
  • Jul 26

    The “You Snooze, You Lose” Doctrine

    The “You Snooze, You Lose” Doctrine
    Joseph v. Joseph, 2014 VT 66By Elizabeth KruskaMr. and Mrs. Joseph (“husband” and “wife,” because that’s shorter) were married for 23 years, until in December 2011, wife filed for divorce. Ten months later, in…
  • Jul 26

    Jumping the Gun

    Jumping the Gun
    Kelley v. Department of Labor, 2014 VT 74By Andrew DelaneyI couldn’t say it better than the SCOV. “This case turns upon a common question in employment disputes: did the employee jump, or was she pushed?”Claimant was…
  • Jul 26

    DataMaster's "Fatal" Error revived with CTRL-ALT-Delete

    DataMaster's "Fatal" Error revived with CTRL-ALT-Delete
    State v. Burnett, 2013 VT 113By Ember TiltonAfter being arrested for DUI, Jason Burnett attempted to blow into the DataMaster (Vermont's evidentiary station-house breath-alcohol-testing machine). He might have thought he hit the DUI jackpot…
Rank this Week: 3236

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

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

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece

    Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece
    Greek infringing EU law by not prohibiting uncontrolled management of landfill site at Natura 2000 site>> The Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98, herinafter: „ WFD”) requires Member States to take the necessary…
  • Jul 25

    Case C‑338/13, Noorzia

    Case C‑338/13, Noorzia
    Requiring minimum age 21 by date of application reunification of spouses not infringing Directive on right to family reunification>> The Directive on the right to family reunification (Directive 2003/86/EC) lays down the conditions…
  • Jul 15

    Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft

    Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft
    Swedish support scheme promoting green energy production in national territory compatible with EU law>> The Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28) allows Member States to support the production of green energy. Member States…
Rank this Week: 2541

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/
  • Jul 25

    UCL/FAAAA preemption opinion filing Monday

    UCL/FAAAA preemption opinion filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People ex rel. Harris v. Pac Anchor Transportation, Inc.  The case, which was argued on the late-May calendar, raises the issue whether an action under the Unfair…
  • Jul 24

    Summary of July 23, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of July 23, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Jul 23

    Sentencing, death penalty opinions filing tomorrow

    Sentencing, death penalty opinions filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file opinions in two criminal law cases, both of which were argued on the early-May calendar. In People v. Whitmer, the court is faced with the issue whether the defendant was properly…
Rank this Week: 3290

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
Rank this Week: 4199

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: 4777

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

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

    Will conflicting federal health care law rulings head to the Supreme Court?

    Will conflicting federal health care law rulings head to the Supreme Court?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat Are the Effects and Requirements for Employers Under Health Reform? How do marketplace health care plans differ from others? At enrollment deadline, affordability may be real test of…
  • Jul 15

    How will your healthcare change after the recent rulings on contraceptives?

    How will your healthcare change after the recent rulings on contraceptives?
    Supporters of employer-paid birth control rally in front of the Supreme Court before the decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores was announced June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesQ. How will my health…
  • Jul 10

    Border spat: When optics and substance don’t meet

    Border spat: When optics and substance don’t meet
    President Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas Wednesday for a meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders to discuss the humanitarian situation at the Southwest border. Photo by JEWEL…
Rank this Week: 4479

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: 86

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: 2576

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2660

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
  • Jul 18

    Clark v. Rameker - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Clark v. Rameker - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Clark v. Rameker. The question in this case is whether an individual retirement account that a debtor has inherited is exempt from the debtor's bankruptcy estate under Section…
  • Jul 17

    Lane v. Franks - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Lane v. Franks - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lane v. Franks. The question in this case is twofold: First, whether the government is categorically free under the First Amendment to retaliate against a public employee for…
  • Jul 17

    United States v. Clarke - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    United States v. Clarke - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in United States v. Clarke. The question in this case is whether an unsupported allegation that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a summons for an improper purpose entitles…
Rank this Week: 1732

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 338

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Jul 16

    More on the Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Reform Plan

    More on the Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Reform Plan
    On 16 July the Supreme People’s Court’s (Court’s) newspaper and social media outlets headlined two articles important for observers seeking to understand the judicial reforms: a  report on statements by Meng Jianzhu,…
  • Jul 14

    More on lifting the cloak of invisibility over the Chinese military court

    More on lifting the cloak of invisibility over the Chinese military court
    The Supreme People’s Court Observer contributed another post to the Global Military Justice Reform blog. It commented on an article in the July 9, 2014 edition of the South China Morning Post.  The newspaper article quoted several…
  • Jul 9

    The Supreme People’s Court Issues its Newest Five Year Reform Plan for the Court

    The Supreme People’s Court Issues its Newest Five Year Reform Plan for the Court
    On 9 July, the Supreme People’s Court issued its fourth five year reform plan for the courts, approved by the Party leadership, which sets out 4 broad areas of reform, relating to 8 general areas. An overview has been released on Wechat…
Rank this Week: 2262

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/
  • Jul 14

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]
    Ok, 4 more days till the 2014 meet opens. Here's the final look back at last year's highlights. (click on any Highlight # to see related post) Highlight # 1 Will Take Charge, winning the Travers (click to enlarge any photo) Willie (center)…
  • Jul 13

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 7: The Humans)

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 7: The Humans)
    Just 5 more days--this coming Friday--opening day of the Saratoga 2014 meet. Season seats and admission passes in hand, I'm ready. So is the Capital Region. Exciting! Let's wind up last year's highlights with a few humans who made their…
  • Jul 8

    Supreme Court, 2013-14 Term: Quick Recap (Part 3: a few more cases)

    Supreme Court, 2013-14 Term: Quick Recap (Part 3: a few more cases)
    To conclude this series, here are 3 additional significant decisions--one that I should have included in part 1, and two others that don't fit very well in either part 1 or 2. Free Speech McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission--Campaign…
Rank this Week: 1532

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Jul 11

    Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companie

    Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companie
    After the Dallas Business Journal published an article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, a number of people asked me about potential impact on various business. Here are my thoughts: Despite all the attention…
  • Jul 1

    Chad Ruback interviewed live in Fox 4 studio

    Chad Ruback interviewed live in Fox 4 studio
    This morning, I gave a live interview to a Fox 4 news anchor regarding a new U.S. Supreme Court opinion. Here is the video:
  • Jun 12

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Texas Appeal

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Texas Appeal
    Whether you are a law student studying Texas appellate procedure or are a Texas lawyer who doesn’t regularly handle appeals, you might be in need of answers to frequently asked questions about Texas appellate law. Having been unable to…
Rank this Week: 4076

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/
  • Jul 2

    Ongoing Royalty Set at Five Percent

    Ongoing Royalty Set at Five Percent
    Bianco MD v. Globus Medical Inc., 2:12-cv-00147 (7/1/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Ongoing royalty set at 5% The jury in this case found that defendant Globus Medical, Inc. had misappropriated trade secrets belonging to the…
  • Jul 2

    Marshall Status Conference

    Marshall Status Conference
    It's status conference week in Marshall, with nonpatent cases up Monday afternoon, and patent cases yesterday afternoon. That means I spent this morning analyzing the settings to provide clients and cocounsel with information on time to trial…
  • Jun 30

    More Information on ED Texas Judicial Nomination

    More Information on ED Texas Judicial Nomination
    Good article in Law360 about the new Eastern District of Texas judicial nominees Judge Amos Mazzant III of Sherman and Robert Schroeder III of Texarkana (calling him "Trey" at this point is only likely to lead to confusion for obvious...
Rank this Week: 279

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1473

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Citing to Presentence Report

    Citing to Presentence Report
    The Eastern District of Tennessee has started filing a sealed copy of the Presentence Report in ECF. This means there is a docket entry for the document, and attorneys are sent a filed copy with the PageID#. The copy that goes to the Sixth…
  • Apr 24

    False distress signal = $489,000

    False distress signal = $489,000
    Not much happening this week (so far) in the Sixth, so thought I would share this nugget with you.  Yesterday, the Court upheld the sentence in the case of United States v. Kumar. 13-3970  Kumar was a 19 year old student at…
  • Apr 22

    April 14 through 18, a busy week for the Sixth Circuit

    April 14 through 18, a busy week for the Sixth Circuit
    Compared to most weeks, the 6th Circuit was very active this past week. There were five published cases, which appear to be noteworthy. I will provide a brief synopsis of all five. 1) Teresa Prewett v. Stanley Weems, Case No. 12-6489.…
Rank this Week: 2662

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

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

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
  • Jun 18

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
    The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular…
  • May 30

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website
    As co-chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section’s Website Committee, I am pleased to share that the Section’s completely revamped website is now live at www.tex-app.org. The redesigned site allows visitors easy access to…
Rank this Week: 2610

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 10

    Hearsay Exception #4 – Statements Made for the Purpose of Medical Diagnosis or Treatment

    Hearsay Exception #4 – Statements Made for the Purpose of Medical Diagnosis or Treatment
    The fourth hearsay exception found in Texas Rules of Evidence 803 pertains statements made for the purpose of receiving a medical diagnosis or treatment. In order to fall within this exception, the statement must describe: the…
  • Feb 2

    Hearsay Exception #3 – Then-Existing Mental, Emotional or Physical Condition

    Hearsay Exception #3 – Then-Existing Mental, Emotional or Physical Condition
    The third hearsay exception – TRE’s 803(3) then existing mental, emotional or physical condition – is also similar to the first hearsay exception, the present sense impression.  As its name implies, this exception…
  • Sep 8

    Hearsay Exception #2 – The Excited Utterance Exception

    Hearsay Exception #2 – The Excited Utterance Exception
    Hearsay exception number two – the excited utterance exception – is often confused with previously-discussed hearsay exception number one, the present sense impression.  And while they are similar, and even on occasion,…
Rank this Week: 3019

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: 1285

Second Opinions

Second Opinions

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

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

    Foreign Securitie

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

    Penal Law Rule

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

    Charbuck

    Charbuck
    The Second Circuit upheld the decision of the District Court and held that a company's use of its "Mr. Charbucks" and "Charbucks Blend" trademarks is not likely to dilute by blurring Starbuck's trademarks.The decision in Starbucks Corp. v.…
Rank this Week: 2664

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: 2553

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
  • Apr 17

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act
    In Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. (SC12-2315), the Florida Supreme Court held that pregnancy discrimination is covered by the Florida Civil Rights Act. Justice Pariente wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Quince,…
  • Mar 26

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed
    In PNC Bank, N.A. v. Duque (4D12-1799), the Fourth District reversed a trial court's order dismissing a complaint with prejudice as a result of discovery violations. In this foreclosure action, the defendant served numerous discovery requests…
  • Mar 18

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion
    In Badgley v. SunTrust Mortgage (5D13-2500), the Fifth District affirmed the trial court's sanction order and, sua sponte, ordered "order Badgley and her attorney to pay, in equal amounts, the reasonable attorneys' fees and…
Rank this Week: 610

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: 3357

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: 2673

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: 1028

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

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

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

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

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 263

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

http://www.joeljacobsen.com/
  • Feb 10

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 2880