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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: 93

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 3

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On May 11 at 1 p.m., the State & Local Legal Center will host a discussion on decisions of the Roberts Court that have affected state and local governments. Speakers will include this blog’s Tom Goldstein, Adam Liptak, and David…
  • May 3

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Yesterday the Court issued orders from its April 29 Conference, adding two cases to its merits docket for next Term.  Lyle Denniston covered the orders for this blog, while Mark Walsh covered the grant in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands…
  • May 2

    Opinion analysis: Federal conspiracy law reaches persons who agree to obtain secret kickbacks from a member of the conspiracy

    Opinion analysis: Federal conspiracy law reaches persons who agree to obtain secret kickbacks from a member of the conspiracy
    Although my preview described the question in Ocasio v. United States as a “brain-teaser,” my post-argument review suggested that the Court would give a “simple answer” upholding Samuel Ocasio’s conviction.…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • May 3

    2d Circuit places a limit on Title VII retaliation claim

    2d Circuit places a limit on Title VII retaliation claim
    Over the years, the case law interpreting Title VII's anti-retaliation clause has been favorable to plaintiffs who suffer retaliation for opposing discriminatory actions and policies in the workplace. But all winnings streaks have to end…
  • May 2

    It's the thought that count

    It's the thought that count
    The Supreme Court has issued the rare case that expands First Amendment rights for public employees, ruling that a police officer who did not actually engage in free speech was protected from retaliation when his employer mistakenly thought…
  • Apr 29

    The best hearsay evidence of all-time surfaces in the Led Zeppelin plagiarism lawsuit

    The best hearsay evidence of all-time surfaces in the Led Zeppelin plagiarism lawsuit
    Hearsay is a legal concept that non-lawyers use all the time without understanding its meaning. Hearsay is another way to describe gossip, or second-hand information. That does define hearsay, but people may not realize that even explosive…
Rank this Week: 514

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: 754

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1098

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 2

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign
    Due to State Bar campaigning rules I haven't been able to say anything about this on the weblog before now - all activity has to be on dedicated campaign internet and social media websites - but back in December my...
  • Apr 29

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict
    Last year a jury in Judge Richard Schell's court in Plano returned a verdict for the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions v. Intersil Corp., 4:08cv0451, a complex breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, tortious…
  • Apr 28

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict
    Have been out of the office a lot lately doing lawyer-like things and needed to catch up on recent patent verdicts. I posted previously on the first four of the year, with the second ending the string of six defense...
Rank this Week: 201

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • May 2

    Justices reject franchise appeal over Seattle’s $15 minimum wage

    Justices reject franchise appeal over Seattle’s $15 minimum wage
    People rally in support of a $15 minimum wage at Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, Washington March 15, 2014. Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters SEATTLE — The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to Seattle’s…
  • Apr 30

    How the Supreme Court is functioning following Scalia’s death

    How the Supreme Court is functioning following Scalia’s death
    People line up to visit the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington March 29, 2016. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters WASHINGTON — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court…
  • Apr 27

    News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal

    News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. HARI SREENIVASAN: And I’m Hari Sreenivasan. JUDY WOODRUFF: On the “NewsHour”s tonight: Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win…
Rank this Week: 380

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 2

    Osborne v. Todd Farm Service (Cal. Ct. App. - May 2, 2016)

    Osborne v. Todd Farm Service (Cal. Ct. App. - May 2, 2016)
    One of the downsides of having the trial attorney serve as the attorney on appeal is that the trial attorney may not have a neutral perspective about the case.  There are definitely upsides, to be sure; efficiency, superior knowledge of…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. v. Adebimpe (9th Cir. - April 28, 2016)

    U.S. v. Adebimpe (9th Cir. - April 28, 2016)
    Woo-hoo!  The Ninth Circuit has published nothing for nearly a week.  Nothing last Friday.  Nothing on Monday and Tuesday.  A brief order yesterday that simply took a case en banc.  (To Judge Kozinski's likely…
  • Apr 27

    Abuemeira v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - April 27, 2016)

    Abuemeira v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - April 27, 2016)
    Today's apparently Rich People's Lawsuit Day in the California Court of Appeal.Defendants and plaintiff are neighbors in a gated community in Bell Canyon.  Here are the things to which everyone agrees:  Defendants are driving a car,…
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • May 2

    FBI stops plot to bomb Aventura temple

    FBI stops plot to bomb Aventura temple
    Mag court should be interesting today. Judge Turnoff is presiding. The Herald has more here:A Hollywood man was arrested Friday night by FBI agents while he was attempting to carry out an explosive attack on an Aventura synagogue, according…
  • Apr 29

    "not Quam ghu'vam, IoD!"

    "not Quam ghu'vam, IoD!"
    That's Klingon for, "This will not stand, man!" And it's in the amicus brief arguing that you can't copyright Klingon.The Recorder has more:To say the filing is colorful doesn't do it justice. Submitted by Marc Randazza of Las Vegas-based…
  • Apr 28

    Sarah Bujold selected for the UM School of Law Stuart A. Markus award

    Sarah Bujold selected for the UM School of Law Stuart A. Markus award
    Friends and readers of the blog know that my family set up an award in my Dad's name at the University of Miami School of Law three years ago.  The Stuart A. Markus Award recognizes an individual student each year for outstanding work…
Rank this Week: 166

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

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

    Review of “America’s War for the Greater Middle East” by Andrew J. Bacevich

    Review of “America’s War for the Greater Middle East” by Andrew J. Bacevich
    The first thing you should know is that by “Greater Middle East,” Bacevich is referring to the oil states and the countries surrounding the Persian Gulf. Not all of these people are Arabs, and not all of the Muslims in this…
  • Apr 30

    April 30, 1812 – Louisiana Joins the Union as the 18th State

    April 30, 1812 – Louisiana Joins the Union as the 18th State
    Louisiana was named by a French discoverer to honor France’s King Louis XIV. Once part of the French Colonial Empire, the Louisiana Territory stretched from present-day Mobile Bay to just north of the present-day Canadian border, and…
  • Apr 29

    Voting Laws Roundup 2016 from The Brennan Center for Justice

    Voting Laws Roundup 2016 from The Brennan Center for Justice
    The Brennan Center for Justice, tireless proponents of voting rights, have published a new updated “Voting Laws Roundup 2016.” As they report: At the beginning of the 2016 legislative session, and as of March 25, 2016, at least…
Rank this Week: 1388

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/
  • May 1

    Park Permitting Pushback

    Park Permitting Pushback
    In re Waterfront Park, 2016 VT 39By Andrew DelaneyBurlington sought to amend its Act 250 permit for the Waterfront Park on Lake Champlain. Neighbor challenged Burlington’s right to do so. The Environmental Division granted summary…
  • Apr 28

    Challenging the Reliability of the Government’s Say-so

    Challenging the Reliability of the Government’s Say-so
    State v. Taylor, 2015 VT 104By Andrew Higley Nobody likes to lose his or her license. That’s why there are DUI attorneys. The facts here are pretty common of the typical DUI case in Vermont. Defendant was driving through the town…
  • Apr 28

    If The Name Doesn’t Fit, You Can't Collect the Debt

    If The Name Doesn’t Fit, You Can't Collect the Debt
    Unifund CCR Partners v. Zimmer, 2016 VT 33By Thomas M. KesterThis case concerns debt buying, and debt buying is like horse buying except with paper trails longer than horse tails. The present fact pattern happens every so often and, when it…
Rank this Week: 814

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: 213

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: 2809

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1019

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 Party School

    Supreme People’s Court’s Party School
    On 29 April 2016, Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang, Vice President He Rong, and Xu Jiaxin, head of the SPC’s political department attended a nameplate unveiling ceremony at the Supreme People’s Court…
  • Apr 26

    Supreme People’s Court & 43 other central institutions commit to punishing judgment debtor

    Supreme People’s Court & 43 other central institutions commit to punishing judgment debtor
    For many years, one of major issues for the Chinese court system has been that enforcing a judgment is difficult (there is scholarship on whether that is in fact the case). Supreme People’s Court (SPC) Justice Liu Guixiang, however,…
  • Apr 16

    Accessing Chinese criminal law legal developments via Wechat

    Accessing Chinese criminal law legal developments via Wechat
    This brief blogpost supplements my earlier blogpost on legal Wechat public accounts.  Defender (辩护人), one of the leading criminal law Wechat public accounts recently published a list of the most widely read Wechat…
Rank this Week: 2355

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/
  • Apr 29

    Governor’s initiative writ petition a late addition to the early-May calendar

    Governor’s initiative writ petition a late addition to the early-May calendar
    The Supreme Court today announced that it will hear oral argument in six days on Governor Jerry Brown’s writ petition — Brown v. Superior Court — that seeks to eliminate a roadblock to qualifying his Justice and…
  • Apr 26

    Summary of April 20, 2016 conference report for civil case

    Summary of April 20, 2016 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 20, 2016. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has…
  • Apr 22

    Defendant’s death ends Fourth Amendment appeal

    Defendant’s death ends Fourth Amendment appeal
    In People v. Ikeda, the Supreme Court was poised to address these questions:  (1) After detaining a person outside a hotel room, may law enforcement officers enter the detainee’s room to conduct a protective sweep under Maryland v.…
Rank this Week: 699

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 29

    DJ profiles Justice Streeter + 3 appellate tips for corporate counsel

    DJ profiles Justice Streeter + 3 appellate tips for corporate counsel
    Yesterday's DJ profiled 1/4's Justice Jon Streeter, who clerked in the D.C. Circuit, was a Bay Area Civil Litigator for decades at Orrick and Keker, and served the profession as president of BASF (2004) and the State Bar (2011).Compared to…
  • Apr 29

    Brawling Super Lawyer?

    Brawling Super Lawyer?
    PJ Gilbert's widely reported anti-SLAPP opinion (see, e.g., 'Super Lawyer' Can't Duck Defamation Suit) from Wednesday begins like this:The parties in this case are neighbors. Appellants ignored Rodney King's famous…
  • Apr 25

    Awards for the Chief + Gilbert performs for African well

    Awards for the Chief + Gilbert performs for African well
    Chief Justice Recognized for Public ServiceDistinguished Judicial Service AwardChief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye is receiving the 2016 Brody Distinguished Judicial Service award at Maine's Colby College today. The award…
Rank this Week: 117

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Apr 29

    COA: Judgment interest is not included with a sanctions award

    COA: Judgment interest is not included with a sanctions award
    In order to recover judgment interest in a civil action, the party must be granted a civil award that is more than an order directing an act be done, says the Court of Appeals in Lech II v Huntmore Estates Condominium Assoc., No.…
  • Apr 28

    COA: Closed informal sessions do not violate the Open Meetings Act

    COA: Closed informal sessions do not violate the Open Meetings Act
    The Michigan Constitution allows governing boards of public universities some latitude to define what constitutes a “formal session” that must be held in public, says the Court of Appeals in Detroit Free Press v University of…
  • Apr 28

    COA: DHHS must conduct an individualized assessment before terminating the rights of a cognitively impaired parent

    COA: DHHS must conduct an individualized assessment before terminating the rights of a cognitively impaired parent
    A parent who is cognitively impaired requires different accommodations than a parent with average cognitive abilities, the Court of Appeals held in In re Hicks/Brown Minors, No. 328870.  Absent individualized accommodations,…
Rank this Week: 317

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

    Cyberbullying insurance is available in the U.S.

    Cyberbullying insurance is available in the U.S.
    One global  insurance company will soon offer cyberbullying insurance in the United States.* It would be an add-on to an existing homeowner’s policy. The coverage is part of Chubb’s optional…
  • Apr 22

    Is medical marijuana legal at school?

    Is medical marijuana legal at school?
    As of early 2016, twenty-three states have legalized medical marijuana. However, only a few public school districts have established rules regarding the presence and usage of medical marijuana at school or on campus. Part of the concern is…
  • Apr 11

    Dozens of students suspended for cyberbullying

    Dozens of students suspended for cyberbullying
    Toronto High School near Newcastle, Australia took action in April, 2016 against more than fifty students caught bullying classmates online. A Facebook post encouraged students to leave negative comments about students. The administration…
Rank this Week: 2442

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: 1126

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 25

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal
    The contention that an injury can amount to a crime only when inflicted by intention is no provincial or transient notion. It is as universal and persistent in mature systems of law as belief in freedom of the human will and a consequent…
  • Apr 25

    THE SEVEN: About the Court, By the Court - 2016 Cooke Symposium, April 26

    THE SEVEN: About the Court, By the Court - 2016 Cooke Symposium, April 26
    See the 2015 Cooke Symposium - High Courts, Center Seat: Chief Justices at Albany Law  NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015. HERE More information on State Constitutional Commentary and…
  • Apr 21

    Justice Scalia's Record (Part 6: Technological Surveillance)

    Justice Scalia's Record (Part 6: Technological Surveillance)
    One additional look at Justice Scalia's record. Then we'll move on. Besides the Supreme Court, there's much to discuss about the New York Court of Appeals--now the "DiFiore Court" with a near total change in personnel. But first,…
Rank this Week: 1906

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court Holds Johnson Retroactive to Cases on Collateral Review

    Supreme Court Holds Johnson Retroactive to Cases on Collateral Review
    Justice Kennedy authored the 7-1 opinion for the Court in Welch v. United States, holding that Johnson applies retroactively to cases on collateral review:Under this [Teague] framework, the rule announced in Johnson is substantive.  By…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court Holds Guidelines Error Alone Should Suffice to Show Prejudice

    Supreme Court Holds Guidelines Error Alone Should Suffice to Show Prejudice
    The Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit in Molina-Martinez v. United States, No. 14-8913, maintaining the approach taken by the Third Circuit in reviewing Guidelines error.  In an opinion by Kennedy (joined by Roberts, Ginsburg, …
  • Apr 21

    Police Officer Acted as Mere "Listening Post" in Hospital

    Police Officer Acted as Mere "Listening Post" in Hospital
    Dellavecchia v. Secretary, PA DOC, No. 15-1833, decides a 6th Amendment right to counsel issue, which may come up in non-habeas contexts.  Judge Greenberg writes for a unanimous panel (joined by Jordan and Scirica). From the opinion:On…
Rank this Week: 1033

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 20

    Williams v. Pennsylvania - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Williams v. Pennsylvania - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On February 29, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments inWilliams v. Pennsylvania. Terrance Williams was convicted and sentenced to death for the robbery and murder of Amos Norwood. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania affirmed…
  • Apr 20

    Welch v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Welch v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Welch v. United States. Gregory Welch pleaded guilty to the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of federal law. Because Welch had three prior felony…
  • Apr 20

    Kansas v. Carr - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Kansas v. Carr - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided three consolidated death penalty cases: Kansas v. Carr, a second Kansas v. Carr, andKansas v. Gleason. A Kansas jury sentenced Sidney Gleason to death for killing a co-conspirator and…
Rank this Week: 743

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    For "Drugs Minus Two" Relief, Rule 11(c) Agreements Must Explicitly Refer to Guidelines Range

    For "Drugs Minus Two" Relief, Rule 11(c) Agreements Must Explicitly Refer to Guidelines Range
              In case you missed it in the excitement over the Supreme Court declaring Johnsonretroactive less than three weeks after hearing argument on the issue, the Sixth Circuit today continued its recent trend…
  • Apr 18

    No warrant needed to track the location of your phone

    No warrant needed to track the location of your phone
    By M.O. Stevens (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsWhen you make a phone call on your cell phone, your phone reaches out to a cell tower.…
  • Apr 11

    A Huge Win for the Defense: US v. Fowler, et al.

    A Huge Win for the Defense: US v. Fowler, et al.
    Dr. Carl Fowler ran a pain clinic.  Babubhai Patel opened a pharmacy in the same building as the clinic.  Patel hired Kartik Shah to manage the pharmacy.  Shah paid Fowler to refer patients to the pharmacy, and Patel introduced…
Rank this Week: 1461

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Makanan Pedas Bisa Segera Hilangkan Rasa Sedih

    Makanan Pedas Bisa Segera Hilangkan Rasa Sedih
    Rasa sedih tentu pernah dirasa dengan kebanyakan orang. Terdapat yang dapat selekasnya menghilangkannya serta hidup normal kembali misal umum, tetapi terdapat pula yang susah mengatur rasa sedih mendalam yang mereka rasakan sampai…
  • Apr 10

    Basmi Komedo di Hidung dengan Cara Alami

    Basmi Komedo di Hidung dengan Cara Alami
    Gaya hidup yang tidak sehat, kelembaban dan polusi udara dapat mempengaruhi keadaan kulit, sehingga merangsang kelenjar minyak lebih aktif. Ini juga yang menyebabkan komedo timbul di wajah, terutama bagian hidung. Sebab, komedo…
  • Mar 12

    Jokowi Larang Penderita Panu Berobat ke Rumah Sakit

    Jokowi Larang Penderita Panu Berobat ke Rumah Sakit
    Gubernur DKI Jakarta Joko Widodo menghimbau pengguna Kartu Jakarta Sehat (KJS) untuk memaksimalkan fasilitas perawatan di Puskesmas. Hal ini untuk mengatasi lonjakan pasien yang berobat ke rumah sakit. Menurut Jokowi, Puskesmas memang…
Rank this Week: 1972

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 4

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…
    No, the headline isn’t a lead-in for an appellate lawyer joke. In all seriousness, I’m announcing my nomination to run for treasurer of the Austin Bar Association. This race will be contested, as one other candidate was also…
  • Jan 29

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?
    As a young attorney, others advised me that, barring conflicting Texas Supreme Court precedent, Texas intermediate-appellate court holdings constituted the law of Texas. Naturally, with 14 appellate districts covering the great expanse we…
  • Dec 15

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?
    It doesn’t come up very often. In fact, as I type this, a number of soon-to-be filers are frantically drafting their petitions, compiling their records, and perfecting their emergency motions in reaction to a recent ruling. Whether to…
Rank this Week: 2043

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/
  • Apr 3

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive
    A Cuban doctor in Haiti“While we repudiated with the greatest energy that tyranny of society over the individual which most Socialistic systems are supposed to involve, we yet looked forward to a time when society will no longer be…
  • Mar 11

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation
    Reading a salvage book by one of the Salvage men on the truck of the A.T.S. salvage office. St. Nazaire. c1919. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Yes, I know, that is a rather pretentious title, but I believe it to be true…
  • Mar 10

    Human Rights & International Law

    Human Rights & International Law
    I think the philosophical enterprise of developing a “moral theory” of human rights is important, one fine example of which (and there are others) is James Griffin’s On Human Rights(Oxford University Press, 2008). Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 906

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: 338

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    NYPD hosts BCS at Annual Community Partners Appreciation

    NYPD hosts BCS at Annual Community Partners Appreciation
    by Moises Reyes, Community Service Coordinator and Jennifer Petersen, Deputy Project DirectorOn Monday night, BCS was escorted by 44th precinct Detective Carmen Tejada to the NYPD Community Partner Appreciation Day.  The event focused on…
  • Feb 5

    Career Talk With Our Court Clerk

    Career Talk With Our Court Clerk
    Senior Court Clerks Jackie Oates and Anthony Dorsey (middle) with our BCS internsThe following post was written by Bronx Community Solutions' Compliance Coordinator, Lovis Nelson-Williams.  Among the many hats she wears, Lovis organizes…
  • Dec 24

    BCS Holiday wishe

    BCS Holiday wishe
    From All of Us....To All of You..Happy Holidays.
Rank this Week: 788

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: 490

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4253

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Court Removes Judge from Bench for Physical Altercation with Public Defender

    Supreme Court Removes Judge from Bench for Physical Altercation with Public Defender
    Jacek Stramski | On December 17, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court rejected the Judicial Qualifications Commission’s (JQC) recommendation that Judge John Murphy of Brevard County be suspended, and instead held that he “surrendered…
  • Nov 5

    Failure to Appear is not Direct Criminal Contempt

    Failure to Appear is not Direct Criminal Contempt
    Jacek Stramski | On November 5, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in State v. Diaz de la Portilla (SC14-1625) and clarified that failure to appear at a scheduled hearing when required to do so by a court can
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1701

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/
  • Dec 8

    Plausible Malice

    Plausible Malice
    The Court, in Biro v. Conde Nast held that a defamation claim made by a limited purpose public figure, the plaintiff must plead sufficient facts to demonstrate that the required allegation of actual malice is plausible.  In this…
  • Oct 20

    Judge Cardamone die

    Judge Cardamone die
    Former Judge Richard J. Cardamone died at age 90 on October 16, 2015.
  • Oct 19

    Post-garnishment residual wages -- Certified to Connecticut Supreme Court

    Post-garnishment residual wages -- Certified to Connecticut Supreme Court
    The Second Circuit has certified the following question to the Connecticut Supreme Court:Do Conn. Gen. Stat. sections 52-361a and 52-367b, read together, exempt post-garnishment residual wages held in a third-party's bank account from further…
Rank this Week: 1481

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
Rank this Week: 2131

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: 3820

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: 3063

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: 1002

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: 1282

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: 1215

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

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

The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here

Covers education law, politics, and the judiciary. By Stuart Buck.

http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?
    Education blogger Jim Horn, who doesn't let accuracy interfere with his eagerness to condemn charter schools, has yet another post decrying KIPP and similar schools for being eugenicist. He claims that what's going on is "cultural and…
  • Apr 17

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure
    In discussions over poverty and education policy in the United States, it is common to see international comparisons. These comparisons usually make the United States look quite bad -- i.e., 21% of our children are in poverty compared to 4%…
  • Mar 7

    Ravitch's math

    Ravitch's math
    In a recent post, Diane Ravitch decries the fact that Chicago charters expel a higher percentage of kids than do the other public schools: The data reveal that during the last school year, 307 students were kicked out of charter schools,…
Rank this Week: 513

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

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

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

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

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey
    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey (Application no. 29411/07)JUDGMENT (17 September 2013)STRASBOURGPROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 29411/07) against the Republic of Turkey lodged with the Court under…
Rank this Week: 1659

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: 1480

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: 404

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: 2668