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Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 927

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Argument preview: Justices to wade into morass about “indefinite” claims in patent

    Argument preview: Justices to wade into morass about “indefinite” claims in patent
    In the next stage of its continuing quest to reexamine every significant aspect of the Federal Circuit’s doctrinal framework for patents, the Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments will consider the proper standard for…
  • Apr 17

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Briefly: Writing for the Legal Times, Tony Mauro reports on Tuesday’s sentencing in D.C. Superior Court of Noah Kai Newkirk, who was arrested in February for disrupting an oral argument at the Supreme Court.  Newkirk was sentenced…
  • Apr 16

    Argument preview: Attack ads and the First Amendment

    Argument preview: Attack ads and the First Amendment
    At 10 a.m. next Tuesday, the Supreme Court continues its current fascination with free speech and the First Amendment, exploring at a one-hour hearing when an advocacy group can challenge a restriction on election campaign…
Rank this Week: 21

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: 926

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Apr 17

    ARTICLE: Circuits Split over Summary Judgment Denial

    ARTICLE: Circuits Split over Summary Judgment Denial
    Professor Joan E. Steinman has an interesting new article posted on SSRN that discusses an important circuit split: The Puzzling Appeal of Summary Judgment Denials: When are Such Denials Reviewable? Here is the abstract: An important aspect…
  • Apr 16

    AZ Appellate Court Discusses Split Among Federal Circuits Over Evidentiary Rule

    AZ Appellate Court Discusses Split Among Federal Circuits Over Evidentiary Rule
    Recently, in Glazer v. State, an Arizona Court of Appeals discussed an interesting pslit among the federal circuit courts over the admissibility of evidence, and then skirted the issue itself. Here is the relevant excerpt: The State argues…
  • Apr 15

    Third Circuit Upholds SORNA Against Nondelegation Challenge

    Third Circuit Upholds SORNA Against Nondelegation Challenge
    On April 10, the Third Circuit upheld the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) against an interesting nondelegation challenge - in U.S. v. Cooper. SORNA applies retroactively to sex offenders convicted before the enactment…
Rank this Week: 1349

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: 1289

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Thursday's news and note

    Thursday's news and note
    1. The dude who disrupted the Supreme Court got time served. From the AP:A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been…
  • Apr 15

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house
    Another Judge Marra/Fred Haddad matchup. From Paula McMahon:Well-known Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud was sentenced to ten months of house arrest and two years of probation on Friday for helping to hide a huge 12.08 carat yellow…
  • Apr 14

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder
    Some fireworks from the Sentencing Commission last week when 11th Circuit Judge Pryor said that AG Holder disrespected the judicial branch by not opposing the proposed two level decrease in the drug guidelines. More from NLJ:The United…
Rank this Week: 288

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    The sins of the father fail the Iqbal pleading test

    The sins of the father fail the Iqbal pleading test
    The Constitution does not actually say this, but there is a right to intimate association under the First Amendment. The contours of that right are not clear, but they do not protect a former Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn who lost…
  • Apr 15

    This is why lawyers drink

    This is why lawyers drink
    A case like this tells you a lot about the legal process. Unless the defendant can find a way to have the case dismissed on summary judgment, most cases settle. Few go to trial. The road to settlement, though, is a hard one, as the lawyers on…
  • Apr 11

    School is not a church

    School is not a church
    The City of New York and the Bronx Household of Faith have been engaged in a vicious fight over the last two decades over the right to use public schools for religious purposes. This case has been to the Court of Appeals on various occasions.…
Rank this Week: 665

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    April 17, 1790 – Death of Benjamin Franklin

    April 17, 1790 – Death of Benjamin Franklin
    On this day in history, Benjamin Franklin died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 84. Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1706. His formal schooling ended when he was ten. For a time he worked for his father (a tallow-chandler…
  • Apr 15

    April 15, 1947 – Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Line

    April 15, 1947 – Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Line
    On this day in history, Jackie Robsinon donned his Brooklyn Dodgers uniform (number 42) for the first time. His major league debut brought an end to approximately sixty years of segregation in professional baseball, known as the baseball…
  • Apr 14

    April 14, 2014 – U.N. Protocol on the Rights of Children Goes Into Effect

    April 14, 2014 – U.N. Protocol on the Rights of Children Goes Into Effect
    On this day, a legal instrument granting children access to international human rights protections takes effect. The Protocol, adopted in December 2011 and opened for signature in 2012, specified it would be entered into force three months…
Rank this Week: 1912

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 16

    Will the court have seven permanent justices for its September calendar?

    Will the court have seven permanent justices for its September calendar?
    It’s now been over two months since Justice Kennard announced her retirement, which became effective just 11 days ago.  Next month will be the court’s first oral argument calendar without her, and will feature 12…
  • Apr 11

    Summary of April 9, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of April 9, 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, April 9, 2014.  The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Apr 11

    Ineffective counsel opinion filing Monday

    Ineffective counsel opinion filing Monday
    The Supreme Court will file its opinion in In re Champion on Monday, this year’s palindromic day (4/14/14).  Champion is a habeas corpus petition, filed in November 1997, related to an automatic death penalty…
Rank this Week: 2055

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/
  • Apr 16

    NRDC v. Jewell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2014)

    NRDC v. Jewell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2014)
    Back in July of 2012, the Ninth Circuit decided an environmental case involving the delta smelt.  Judge Hug wrote the majority opinion, and Judge Paez dissented.The dispute was over standing.  Judge Paez began by saying "I…
  • Apr 16

    Hopkins v. Kedzierski (Cal. Ct. App. - April 16, 2014)

    Hopkins v. Kedzierski (Cal. Ct. App. - April 16, 2014)
    What do you think about this one?Plaintiff gets injured at work.  She files a worker's compensation claim against her employer and receives benefits.  Later, she files an application for additional worker's compensation benefits.She…
  • Apr 15

    Gallardo v. United States (9th Cir. - April 15, 2014)

    Gallardo v. United States (9th Cir. - April 15, 2014)
    What should you do with a Marine Corps sergeant who's court-martialed for allegedly assaulting three female members of the Corps?I admit I'm not exactly sure.  But here's what I do know:  You should not simply transfer the…
Rank this Week: 358

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/
  • Apr 16

    Texas Bar Journal features Marshall lawyer

    Texas Bar Journal features Marshall lawyer
    I am remiss in not posting on this sooner, but for some reason the first half of April is always busy. One of the new features we've added to the Texas Bar Journal in recent months is the "In Recess"...
  • Apr 16

    "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" - seminar presentation to NTAP

    "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" - seminar presentation to NTAP
    I will be presenting a one-hour seminar on "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" at today's gathering of Northeast Texas Association of Paralegals at the Summit Club at 3700 Judson Road, Longview, TX 75605. Since the attendees have been promised…
  • Apr 16

    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted

    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted
    Jones v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 4:13-CV-559 (4/10/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted Another foreclosure case.…
Rank this Week: 274

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 383

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Mental Illness at Rikers Island

    Mental Illness at Rikers Island
    The New York Times recently published an editorial stemming from recently acquired statistics about the number of individuals incarcerated at Rikers Island who are experiencing mental illness. You can read the article below, and…
  • Feb 24

    Remembering Alfred Siegel

    Remembering Alfred Siegel
    Al Siegel was my mentor, friend and colleague .....he will be missed....Maria Almonte-Weston (left), Alfred Siegel (right)The BCS team of 2005 at our official opening ceremony; Alfred Siegel at left Below is an article about Alfred…
  • Jan 24

    New Employment Readiness group at Bronx Community Solution

    New Employment Readiness group at Bronx Community Solution
    A new study shows that nearly one third of American adults have been arrested by the age of 23. This record will keep many people from obtaining employment, even if they have paid their dues, and are qualified for the job and unlikely to…
Rank this Week: 2759

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: 1183

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Criticism of the Volunteer Jury Bill

    Criticism of the Volunteer Jury Bill
    As some may recall, last week I posted about the efforts of a New Jersey state legislator who has introduced a bill to allow citizens to volunteer for jury duty.  The post and information about the bill can be found here.This week the…
  • Apr 12

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media
    A story out of Allentown, PA provides just one more example of social media's impact on jurors.  Here, a witness in the Amanda Hein first-degree murder trial was apparently lovestruck by one of the jurors so much so that he attempted…
  • Apr 9

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article
    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend Anna RobertsAbstract:  A recent Ninth Circuit decision, prohibiting peremptory challenges on the basis of sexual orientation, reveals the continuing evolution of the Batson…
Rank this Week: 1730

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 601

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: 756

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: 2527

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 15

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959.This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The…
  • Apr 4

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment
    With the Enlightenment, the very way conversation was thought about changed; it no longer dealt only with the aesthetic preoccupations of a privileged elite but now addressed the basic problems of the new culture. The spoken word had to …
  • Mar 25

    Words of law

    Words of law
    With apologies to The Mamas and the Papas: Words of law, soft and tender,Won't win a court's heart any more.Cite the canons, then you must send lawSomewhere where it’s never been before.Worn out phrases and longing gazesWon't get you…
Rank this Week: 2821

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit ruled in United States v. Kamper and Head, 12-5167 and 12-5800. The cases concerned an MDMA distribution conspiracy. Kamper was the "administrator" of the conspiracy and Head, a chemist, was "in charge of…
  • Mar 21

    Holder Memo on Appeal

    Holder Memo on Appeal
    United States v. Ivory, No. 13-5962 (6th Cir. Mar. 21, 2014) (unpublished), is a fairly unremarkable per curiam opinion (Judges Boggs, Siler, and Gibbons).But I'm noting it here b/c the defendant relied on the Holder memo to argue for a lower…
  • Mar 21

    Seventh Circuit on GPS

    Seventh Circuit on GPS
    Following up on the post below, I think it is worth noting that the Seventh Circuit remains undecided on the GPS good-faith issue.  United States v. Brown, No. 11-1565, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4076, at *7 (7th Cir. Mar. 4, 2014).United…
Rank this Week: 1177

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Apr 15

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (16)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (16)
    Revista Justiça fala sobre Termo de Ajustamento de Conduta O Revista Justiça explica como funciona o meio alternativo de solução extrajudicial de conflitos que podem ser firmados entre órgãos…
  • Apr 15

    Questionada decisão do CNJ sobre composição do órgão especial do TJ-RJ

    Questionada decisão do CNJ sobre composição do órgão especial do TJ-RJ
    O Tribunal de Justiça do Rio de Janeiro (TJ-RJ) impetrou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) o Mandado de Segurança (MS) 32865 questionando decisão do Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ) que suspendeu…
  • Apr 15

    Ex-vice-prefeito de Itu (SP) acusado de homicídio pede HC ao Supremo

    Ex-vice-prefeito de Itu (SP) acusado de homicídio pede HC ao Supremo
    Na iminência de ser julgado por Tribunal do Júri sob a acusação de homicídio e tentativa de homicídio em Itu (SP), o ex-vice-prefeito da cidade e ex-dirigente do Ituano Sociedade de Futebol Ltda,…
Rank this Week: 337

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
Rank this Week: 3161

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: 319

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/
  • Apr 15

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule
    There is a split  of authority within the Sixth Circuit concerning the scope of federal question jurisdiction and the reach of federal courts.  Viewed narrowly, the  split is important for those who litigate claims of…
  • Apr 14

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification
    *This is the fourth in a series of posts about the certification of questions of state law.  Earlier posts can be found here, here, and here. The Sixth Circuit may certify state law questions, even sua sponte, in cases where the…
  • Apr 11

    Another Arbitration Decision From The Sixth Circuit

    Another Arbitration Decision From The Sixth Circuit
    Completing the trifecta of arbitration decisions this week, the Sixth Circuit handed down Physicians Insurance Capital v. Praesidium Alliance Group in which it affirmed confirmation of an arbitration award.  Two points of note from…
Rank this Week: 2158

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 15

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown has technophilia

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown has technophilia
    Today's Recorder profiles San Diego-based 9th Circuit Judge McKeown, here, with an emphasis on her technophilia. Once upon a time she founded Perkins Coie's IP practice, and now apparently uses Fitbit, Uber, Viber, and other apps, and loves…
  • Apr 14

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until May 31, 2014 Judge Edward A. Ferns of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting …
  • Apr 13

    2014 Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition

    2014 Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition
    This weekend UCLA hosted the 45th Annual Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition (sponsored by CEB, the Witkin Legal Institute, and the Rutter Group). Twelve California law schools participated. Judges consisted primarily…
Rank this Week: 647

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 15

    Lawson v. FMR LLC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Lawson v. FMR LLC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On March 4, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC. The question in the case is whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s retaliation protections for whistleblowers extend to employees of privately owned…
  • Apr 14

    Loughrin v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Loughrin v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On April 1, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Loughrin v. United States. The question in this case is whether the government must prove that a defendant intended to defraud a bank and expose it to risk of loss in every…
  • Apr 11

    Wood v. Moss - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Wood v. Moss - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On March 26, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wood v. Moss. This lawsuit against several Secret Service agents presents two questions: First, did the court of appeals err in denying qualified immunity to agents protecting the…
Rank this Week: 1417

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Apr 14

    A sarcastic two-word tweet backfires on student

    A sarcastic two-word tweet backfires on student
    Reid Sagehorn was an honor roll student and a football and basketball co-captain at Rogers High School in Minnesota. The 17-year-old senior became aware of a rumor about him kissing one of the gym teachers at school. The post asked if Reid…
  • Apr 4

    Teen – parent agreement about the Internet

    Teen – parent agreement about the Internet
     Because of the continuing abuse of technology by way of cyberbullying, we offer below an Agreement for parents, children and teenagers to review. It is from a research website that promotes cybersafety.…
  • Mar 31

    Teen prank turns deadly

    Teen prank turns deadly
    Pranks and initiations are part of every high school student’s experience. Most are safe and innocent events meant for fun and testing one’s ability to get along with others. For example, senior pranks are expected in…
Rank this Week: 3219

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/
Rank this Week: 4912

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    There has to be a reason for everything . . .

    There has to be a reason for everything . . .
    State v. Button, 2013 VT 92By Andrew DelaneyIf you aren’t doing anything wrong, then the police can’t stop your vehicle just for kicks. This is pretty basic, but nonetheless I’m sure the criminal-defense bar will breathe a…
  • Apr 13

    No Second Chance

    No Second Chance
    LaPointe Architect v. Point Five Development, LLC, 2013 VT 115By Andrew DelaneyThis decision is cold comfort indeed for the defendant: yes, the trial court got it wrong when it explicitly declined to consider potential defenses in the context…
  • Apr 13

    Prepare for the worst . . .

    Prepare for the worst . . .
    In re Chaves Act 250 Permit, 2014 VT 5By Andrew DelaneyNobody really wants a sand and gravel pit right across the road it seems. And if it’s been there a long time, people want to get rid of it when they have the chance. That’s…
Rank this Week: 1995

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

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

    Supreme Court declines appeal in same-sex wedding photographer case

    Supreme Court declines appeal in same-sex wedding photographer case
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a commercial photography business in New Mexico that objects to taking pictures of same-sex wedding ceremonies. The justices on Monday left in place a state Supreme Court…
  • Apr 4

    Shields and Brooks on the power of campaign donors, baseball vs. baby

    Shields and Brooks on the power of campaign donors, baseball vs. baby
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSDebating how the court’s campaign finance decision affects the influence of money on American politics Would lack of campaign donation limits unleash a new level of super-donors? At…
  • Apr 2

    Debating how the court’s campaign finance decision affects the influence of money on American politic

    Debating how the court’s campaign finance decision affects the influence of money on American politic
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWould lack of campaign donation limits unleash a new level of super-donors? High court weighs balance of free speech, corruption risk in campaign donations Shields and Gerson on Cold War echoes,…
Rank this Week: 896

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 7

    Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event

    Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event
    The Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association are co-sponsoring a program entitled “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court.” This event—previously held in 2008, 2010, and 2012—will…
  • Apr 4

    SCOTX: Postjudgment Interest—All Accrual Dates Are Not Created Equal

    SCOTX: Postjudgment Interest—All Accrual Dates Are Not Created Equal
    Statutes that appear clear are oft fraught with unanswered questions. This is unsurprising, as drafters cannot anticipate every scenario when crafting legislation. Falling into that vein, last week, the Texas Supreme Court decided a…
  • Jan 13

    I, Juror No. 3

    I, Juror No. 3
    Since I became a practicing lawyer, I’ve been called for jury duty four times: twice in Dallas County (where I lived from 1997 to 2003), and twice in Travis County (where I live now). This past week, I served my second stint as an…
Rank this Week: 2618

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Apr 5

    Appellate Judges Tell Dallas Lawyers How to Handle an Appeal

    Appellate Judges Tell Dallas Lawyers How to Handle an Appeal
    The Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Committee recently hosted a panel discussion with three prominent appellate judges.  Catharina Haynes is the only federal appellate judge in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  After years of sitting as…
  • Feb 26

    KTVT CBS 11 interview regarding recent appellate opinion

    KTVT CBS 11 interview regarding recent appellate opinion
    A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by a KDFW Fox 4 reporter regarding constitutional claims raised in recent litigation. Yesterday, I was interviewed by a KTVT CBS 11 reporter regarding an entirely different set of constitutional…
  • Feb 13

    KDFW Fox 4 interview regarding constitutional claim

    KDFW Fox 4 interview regarding constitutional claim
    I was interviewed by a KDFW Fox 4 reporter regarding constitutional claims raised in recent litigation.
Rank this Week: 3860

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 527

Confirm Them

Confirm Them

Covers the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate.

http://www.confirmthem.com/
  • Mar 30

    Divided By Gender Our Judges In The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

    Divided By Gender Our Judges In The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case
    There was a clear difference of opinion between male an […]The post Divided By Gender Our Judges In The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case appeared first on Confirm Them.
  • Mar 29

    Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court nomination

    Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court nomination
    According to news.nationalpost.com “Conservative […]The post Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court nomination appeared first on Confirm Them.
  • Mar 29

    Gonzales Testimony through a Different Prism

    Gonzales Testimony through a Different Prism
    By Marshall Manson During the summer of 2005, I had the […]The post Gonzales Testimony through a Different Prism appeared first on Confirm Them.
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 6

    Florida Supreme Court: Unauthorized Immigrants Are Ineligible For Admission To the Florida Bar

    Florida Supreme Court: Unauthorized Immigrants Are Ineligible For Admission To the Florida Bar
    In Florida Board of Bar Examiners Re: Questions as to Whether Undocumented Immigrants are Eligible for Admissions to the Florida Bar (SC11-2568), the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion today holding that an unauthorized alien residing in…
Rank this Week: 1604

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/
  • 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.…
  • Oct 16

    Statutes of Limitations in CERCLA Action

    Statutes of Limitations in CERCLA Action
    If the State brings a remedial action -- that is, measures to permanently remediate hazardous wastes --   under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 ("CERCLA"), the statute of limitations…
Rank this Week: 1872

The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here

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

http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com/
  • 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,…
  • Mar 7

    Meat = Smoking?

    Meat = Smoking?
    Another day, another over-hyped scaremongering study in the news. The latest is this: Eating a diet heavy on meat and cheese may be as harmful to you as smoking a cigarette, researchers claim. A new study, published in Cell Metabolism on…
  • Sep 19

    The Case Against High-School Sports - Amanda Ripley - The Atlantic

    The Case Against High-School Sports - Amanda Ripley - The Atlantic
    The Case Against High-School Sports - Amanda Ripley - The Atlantic: "The Case Against High-School SportsThe United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries…
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Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
  • 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,…
  • Jun 30

    Hearsay Exception #1 – The Present Sense Impression

    Hearsay Exception #1 – The Present Sense Impression
    The first exception to the hearsay rule, Rule 803(1) of the Texas Rules of Evidence, is the present sense impression – a statement describing or explaining an event made while the declarant was perceiving the event or immediately…
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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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ECJBlog

ECJBlog

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

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    Case C‑262/12, Vent De Colère and Other

    Case C‑262/12, Vent De Colère and Other
    Court further defines first condition article 107(1) TFEU>> This case concerned the question whether a mechanism for offsetting in full the additional costs imposed on undertakings because of an obligation to purchase wind-generated…
  • Dec 16

    Case C‑284/12, Lufthansa v Flughafen Frankfurt-Hah

    Case C‑284/12, Lufthansa v Flughafen Frankfurt-Hah
    Court further clarifies role of national courts with regard to standstill principle of Article 108(3) TFEU>> Flughafen Frankfurt-Hah (FFH), operator of Frankfurt Hahn Civil Airport, was owned, until January 2009, 65% by Fraport AG,…
  • Dec 16

    Joined Cases C‑214/12 P, C‑215/12 P and C‑223/12 P, Land Burgenland, Austria and Grawe

    Joined Cases C‑214/12 P, C‑215/12 P and C‑223/12 P, Land Burgenland, Austria and Grawe
    Court further defines scope of private investor test and relevance tender procedure>> By their appeals, Land Burgenland (Case C‑214/12 P) and Austria (Case C‑223/12 P) sought to have set aside the judgment of the General…
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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: 1170

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: 1050

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: 348

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: 3498

A Criminal Waste of Space

A Criminal Waste of Space

An irreverant look at legal matters. By Justice William W. Bedsworth.

http://www.acriminalwasteofspace.com/journal_beds.asp
  • Nov 28

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  • Nov 5

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck
                        Well, it's official.  The retirement papers are filed, I've said goodbye to my colleagues, and turned in my ID card.  I may come back on assignment sometime, but basic...
  • Nov 5

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle
                             I think I've found my calling.                    &...
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