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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/
  • Aug 31

    Creech v. Frauenheim (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2015)

    Creech v. Frauenheim (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2015)
    It's a state habeas case, with all the usual deference regalia.  Judge Paez agrees that the petition should be dismissed, and his opinion makes sense.  The guy clearly did stuff he shouldn't have done, and his…
  • Aug 31

    U.S. v. Katakis (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2015)

    U.S. v. Katakis (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2015)
    Feel free to hit the "delete" button on your incriminating Microsoft Exchange e-mails.  Even if you do so with the intent of keeping those e-mails from the Feds, the Ninth Circuit says that doesn't count as obstruction of justice.…
  • Aug 27

    People v. Romero & Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Romero & Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Sometimes you read these death penalty cases and wonder what it was that led the jury to invoke the death penalty.Not here.Just read the first nine pages of the opinion, which recounts the various crimes that the defendants committed during…
Rank this Week: 289

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: 2242

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: 679

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/
  • Aug 31

    Vote for SCOV Law!

    Vote for SCOV Law!
    From the shameless-self-promotion deskSCOV Law has been nominated for this Best Legal Blogs contest. We work hard to keep you entertained, so if you would kindly click on the link and toss us a nomination, we'd appreciate it. Thanks!Best…
  • Aug 23

    Restitution Blue

    Restitution Blue
    State v. Vezina, 2015 VT 56By Timothy Fair The old adage goes, “Crime doesn't pay.” Well, as the petitioner learned here, not only doesn't it pay, it can actually get pretty expensive. As opposed to most appeals,…
  • Aug 17

    Fair Enough?

    Fair Enough?
    In re Brown, 2015 VT 107By Andrew DelaneyIn civil procedure a Rule 11 violation generally means that a lawyer filed something of questionable (if any) merit. In criminal law, it generally means that the trial court screwed up a plea colloquy…
Rank this Week: 355

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Evading arrest not a predicate for ACCA

    Evading arrest not a predicate for ACCA
    Very quick, unpublished opinion today in United States v. Odell Holder, 14-5666. Case was remanded by the Supreme Court for evaluation under Johnson. Sixth held that evading arrest is not a predicate offense.
  • Aug 21

    Summons Is Not "Intervening Arrest" for Career-Offender Purpose

    Summons Is Not "Intervening Arrest" for Career-Offender Purpose
    In United States v. Powell, No. 14-3932 (Aug. 19, 2015), the Sixth Circuit clarified application of the career-offender provision under the Sentencing Guidelines.Powell argued that the district court erred in classifying him as a career…
  • Aug 11

    "Legal Mail" to Correctional Facility Includes Mail From Prospective Attorney

    "Legal Mail" to Correctional Facility Includes Mail From Prospective Attorney
    Today's sole published opinion, ACLU Fund of Michigan v. County of Livingston is not a criminal case.  But it seemed appropriate to blog about it here because of the interest it may hold for criminal practitioners in the Sixth…
Rank this Week: 836

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/
  • Aug 31

    SCOTUS: "Long Conference" on 9/28

    SCOTUS: "Long Conference" on 9/28
    The NY Times has an interesting piece this morning on the "long conference" where all of the summer petitions will be considered.  The odds of a grant from the long conference are particularly low.  Can't the Court meet a few times…
  • Aug 28

    Flakka and butt implant deliveries from overseas to be delayed due to Erika

    Flakka and butt implant deliveries from overseas to be delayed due to Erika
    Your 8am death cone:Paula McMahon covers this big Flakka importation case:Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to importing more than 24 pounds of the main ingredient in the street drug flakka from China to Broward County.Federal authorities…
  • Aug 26

    “He tried to nail Ben to the wall."

    “He tried to nail Ben to the wall."
    That's Henry Bell discussing Robert Feitel in this Herald article about lawyers and money laundering by Michael Sallah.  More:Robert Feitel, a veteran lawyer with a long history of prosecutions, charged into court as the Justice…
Rank this Week: 87

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: 180

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    As Lyle Denniston reported for this blog, last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a federal law prohibiting protests and demonstrations on the Supreme Court’s plaza.  Other coverage comes from Marcia Coyle…
  • Aug 28

    Court now can ban protests on its threshold

    Court now can ban protests on its threshold
    More than two years after a federal judge took away most of the Supreme Court’s power to forbid all picketing, protests and other demonstrations on the plaza in front of its building, a federal appeals court revived that authority on…
  • Aug 28

    Same-sex marriage issue returns to the Court (UPDATED)

    Same-sex marriage issue returns to the Court (UPDATED)
    UPDATED 10:52 p.m.   The application (Davis v. Miller, 15A250) has now been filed at the Court.  The blog will provide a copy as soon as it becomes available. ———- A county clerk in Kentucky who stopped issuing any…
Rank this Week: 12

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: 4057

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Endorses Defenders' Lack of Restraint(s) - Blanket shackling policies for non-jury proceeding

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Endorses Defenders' Lack of Restraint(s) - Blanket shackling policies for non-jury proceeding
      How do you feel about full five-point restraints on detained defendants, regardless of individualized danger, for almost all non-jury appearances?  The Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. feel the same way.  Fortunately, so…
  • Aug 27

    United States v. Mujahid, No. 11-30276…

    United States v. Mujahid, No. 11-30276 (8-27-15)(Christen with Wallace and Wardlaw).  Can the federal sexual assault statutes reach into state or local jail facilities housing federal inmates?  Yes, holds the 9th, against a facial…
  • Aug 27

    United States v. Christensen, No. 08-50531…

    United States v. Christensen, No. 08-50531 (8-25-15)(Clifton with Fisher; partial concurrence and dissent by Christensen).  This is an appeal from various RICO convictions stemming from illegal wiretaps and investigations conducted by a…
Rank this Week: 462

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4166

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

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

    Is being transgender the next civil rights movement?

    Is being transgender the next civil rights movement?
    America has witnessed a progression of civil rights movements in its young history. African-Americans, women, and the LGB community have struggled to gain acceptance and equality in mainstream America. Now, we’re seeing a similar push…
  • Aug 26

    Friendship overcomes gay bashing

    Friendship overcomes gay bashing
    Two male students at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, agreed to go to their 2015 junior prom as each other’s date.  Jacob Lescenski is straight while Anthony Martinez is openly gay. “Guess who just got…
  • Aug 17

    Should term limits apply to Supreme Court justices?

    Should term limits apply to Supreme Court justices?
    As you may know, the U.S. Constitution calls for the creation of a supreme court with a lifetime appointment for all senate-approved justices. Of course, that was in a time when a person’s lifetime was a bit less than today and the…
Rank this Week: 2802

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/
  • Aug 28

    Another post-review publication order

    Another post-review publication order
    We said a while ago that it is very unusual for the Supreme Court to use its authority to order republished a Court of Appeal opinion after the opinion has been automatically depublished by the grant of review.  Just earlier this month,…
  • Aug 28

    Summary of August 26, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of August 26, 2015 conference report for civil case
    In its conference on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, for the first time since last October, the Court granted no petitions for review in civil cases, no civil petitions were denied with dissenting justices, and no civil opinions were ordered…
  • Aug 27

    Divided court reverses street gang enhancement

    Divided court reverses street gang enhancement
    A 5-2 Supreme Court today reverses a criminal-street-gang enhancement that was added onto sentences for attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault with a firearm.  People v. Prunty concerns the organizational structure of street gangs…
Rank this Week: 3346

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/
  • Aug 28

    Book review: The Case Against the Supreme Court

    Book review: The Case Against the Supreme Court
    End of Summer book review time! By now you surely have read Dean Chemerinsky's latest, The Case Against the Supreme Court. But if not...As the introduction makes clear, the book tells "stories of instances in which the Supreme Court…
  • Aug 28

    DJ profiles 1/2's Justice Stewart

    DJ profiles 1/2's Justice Stewart
    Today's DJ profiles Justice Therese Stewart, recounting her "front row seat to the gay rights revolution." It's another solid profile, providing personal and professional background, and some good anecdotes."People assume that if you're…
  • Aug 27

    Problem w/9th Cir. e-filing

    Problem w/9th Cir. e-filing
    The 9th Circuit is having e-filing problems. Here's the notice posted on the court's website:CM/ECF Issues Today's problems with CM/ECF continue and we still do not have an estimated resolution time.  At this time, CM/ECF is…
Rank this Week: 929

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/
  • Aug 28

    Minimum Wage Constitutional Amendment Under Scrutiny

    Minimum Wage Constitutional Amendment Under Scrutiny
    Two employees from Montgomery County who sold advertising and worked on commission claim they should have been paid minimum wage because of a 2006 constitutional amendment passed by Ohio voters.
  • Aug 27

    Parent Cannot View Records of Alleged Child Abuse Investigation

    Parent Cannot View Records of Alleged Child Abuse Investigation
    The records related to a child abuse investigation by a children’s services agency are confidential, and the mother requesting the documents did not show good cause to override that confidentiality, the Ohio Supreme Court decided today…
  • Aug 27

    Members in Class Action Must Show They Suffered Injury for Case to Go Forward

    Members in Class Action Must Show They Suffered Injury for Case to Go Forward
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today in a class-action lawsuit in which customers who bought vehicles from a Cleveland car dealership challenged a purchase contract clause requiring arbitration of disputes.
Rank this Week: 4219

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/
  • Aug 28

    Tick-borne disease case heads to Connecticut Supreme Court

    Tick-borne disease case heads to Connecticut Supreme Court
    This is a sad case about a schoolgirl who went on a school-organized trip to China and contracted tick-borne encephalitis. Her family sued the school for negligence, and the jury awarded them $41.5 million in damages, including $31.5 million…
  • Aug 26

    No expert costs available under the Fair Labor Standards Act

    No expert costs available under the Fair Labor Standards Act
    Many labor and employment plaintiffs have no money to pay their lawyers. The law recognizes this, allowing plaintiffs' lawyers to recover their attorneys' fees if they win the case. Once the plaintiff wins, her lawyer files a motion with the…
  • Aug 24

    Videotaped excessive force claim goes to jury

    Videotaped excessive force claim goes to jury
    This my favorite Section 1983 case of the year. A divided Court of Appeals holds that a jury must determine whether an Occupy Wall Street protester has an excessive force claim against two police officers who pepper-sprayed her after she…
Rank this Week: 4938

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 785

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
  • Aug 27

    NORGAARD PLEA OF GUILTY – Unable to Recall Facts (15-16)

    NORGAARD PLEA OF GUILTY – Unable to Recall Facts (15-16)
    NORGAARD PLEA OF GUILTY: A Norgaard Plea is a procedure that governs situations where a defendant wants to enter a plea of guilty (usually in order to take advantage of a plea agreement) but is unable to recall facts due … Continue…
  • Aug 19

    FINAL REQUEST FOR HELP – FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO NOMINATE THE BLOG

    FINAL REQUEST FOR HELP – FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO NOMINATE THE BLOG
    Dear Friends and Loyal Readers of the Judicial Training & Education Blog, The deadline for nominating the Blog is this Friday, August 21. Acceptance into the competition depends on how many nominations each blog receives. I’ve been…
  • Aug 12

    FELONY SENTENCING & PROBATION VIOLATION HEARINGS: The one thing a judge should never say or promise (15-15)

    FELONY SENTENCING & PROBATION VIOLATION HEARINGS: The one thing a judge should never say or promise (15-15)
    GENERAL RULE:  During a felony sentencing or probation violation hearing (PVH), although judges may warn defendants that a violation of probation can have serious ramifications, the court should NEVER PROMISE, MAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS OR…
Rank this Week: 1441

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Aug 27

    Supreme People’s Court and its normative document

    Supreme People’s Court and its normative document
    This blogpost discusses some of the documents that the Supreme People’s Court (Court) issues and what they mean, particularly to foreign legal professionals who may encounter them in practice. They reflect the bureaucratic way the Court…
  • Aug 22

    Supreme People’s Court regulates private (shadow) lending

    Supreme People’s Court regulates private (shadow) lending
    On August 6, the Supreme People’s Court issued its long-awaiting judicial interpretation on private (shadow) lending.  Its provisions are applicable to P2P funding platforms and other lenders not under the jurisdiction of the…
  • Aug 18

    Musings on Supreme People’s Court Vice President Xi Xiaoming

    Musings on Supreme People’s Court Vice President Xi Xiaoming
    This blogpost muses on Judge Xi Xiaoming, and: political factors in Chinese judicial decision-making;  judicial corruption;  implications for related parties;  investigation-centered criminal justice system  effect on…
Rank this Week: 2446

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/
  • Aug 27

    BCS goes Back-to-School with the Bryant Hill Community Garden

    BCS goes Back-to-School with the Bryant Hill Community Garden
    On Friday August 21, Bronx Community Service Staff members along with nine BCS clients headed up to the Bryant Hill Community Garden in Hunts Point for a beautification and back-to-school event. We met with Lucia Hernandez, who has been the…
  • Aug 7

    BCS Helps with National Night Out

    BCS Helps with National Night Out
    National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Bronx Community Solutions participated again by…
  • Jul 31

    A Day in the Life...Community Service from the Perspective of a Resource Coordinator

    A Day in the Life...Community Service from the Perspective of a Resource Coordinator
    Jeffrey Seplowe, BCS Resource Coordinator, in the grey shirtAs a Resource Coordinator I am usually stationed in courtrooms, providing alternative sanction recommendations to judges that include but are not limited to community service, social…
Rank this Week: 973

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/
  • Aug 26

    Patent Rights panel at Texas Global Innovation & Intellectual Property Summit - 2015

    Patent Rights panel at Texas Global Innovation & Intellectual Property Summit - 2015
    I am headed out the door for Austin to participate in the Texas Global Innovation & Intellectual Property Summit tomorrow morning at the Hyatt Regency on lovely Town Lake. The program is hosted by the Texas Patent Assistance Program,…
  • Aug 25

    Tyler Jury Returns Noninfringement Verdict

    Tyler Jury Returns Noninfringement Verdict
    A Tyler jury in Judge Trey Schroeder's court returned a verdict in favor of defendants in a patent trial on Friday. The jury in EVM Systems, LLC v. Rex Medical, L.P. et al, 6:13cv184 found that defendants Rex Medical LP...
  • Aug 20

    Advanced Civil Trials - emerging theme

    Advanced Civil Trials - emerging theme
    It's early on Day 2 of the three day ACT seminar in Dallas but two themes are emerging. First, attorneys need to think about things "early in the case." I say that all the time about the court's charge, but...
Rank this Week: 829

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: 723

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 706

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    An Appellate Lawyer Makes a Trial Team Better

    An Appellate Lawyer Makes a Trial Team Better
    A while back, the folks at Texas Lawyer invited me to submit an article on how appellate counsel may play a supporting role in the trial court. The article is now available online and will appear in next week’s print edition. In…
  • Aug 10

    As Summer Ends, a New Appellate Season Begin

    As Summer Ends, a New Appellate Season Begin
    With the sun setting on summer, early September is shaping up to be a busy time for Texas appellate practitioners and court watchers. Texas Supreme Court Returns from Summer Recess Although the Texas Supreme Court will issue orders every…
  • Apr 6

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

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice
    This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal…
Rank this Week: 1880

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Aug 11

    Prison reform advocates hope one Supreme Court justice will help end solitary confinement

    Prison reform advocates hope one Supreme Court justice will help end solitary confinement
    Photo of prison guard with prisoner by Halfdark via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice…
  • Aug 11

    Advocates against solitary confinement see hope in Justice Kennedy’s comment

    Advocates against solitary confinement see hope in Justice Kennedy’s comment
    Jail cells are seen in the Enhanced Supervision Housing Unit at the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York March 12, 2015. Photo by Brendan McDermid/ReutersWASHINGTON — Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning…
  • Jul 18

    Poll shows Americans divided on same-sex marriage

    Poll shows Americans divided on same-sex marriage
    Supporters of gay marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington June 25, 2015. An Associated Press-GfK poll found that people in the US are evenly divided over the Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide.…
Rank this Week: 570

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/
  • Aug 3

    Supremely Awful Arguments: Constitutional Nonsense (Part 1)

    Supremely Awful Arguments: Constitutional Nonsense (Part 1)
    Arguments the Justices sometimes make. Pure nonsense. [And that's euphemistic.] We hear plenty of these arguments from talk show hosts, from "expert" commentators, and from the Justices themselves--either fuming or ecstatic about…
  • Jul 23

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 6 - 10, & a Human!)

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 6 - 10, & a Human!)
    In the last 2 posts we looked at Highlight #'s: 1, V.E. Day, winning the Travers2, Itsmyluckyday, winning the Woodward 3, Moreno, winning the Whitney 4, Wise Dan, winning the Bernard Baruch 5, Palace, winning the Forego On to #'s 6 to…
  • Jul 22

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 2 - 5)

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 2 - 5)
    In the last post we looked at Highlight #1, V.E. Day, winning the Travers. Let move on. Highlight # 2 Itsmyluckyday, winning the Woodward The Woodward, year after year one of America's premiere races--and my favorite--for 3 year olds and up,…
Rank this Week: 1470

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: 1128

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 14

    Kingsley v. Hendrickson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Kingsley v. Hendrickson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 22, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Kingsley v. Hendrickson. The central question in this case was whether, to prove an excessive force claim brought by a pretrial detainee against several jail officers, the detainee must show…
  • Jul 8

    Davis v. Ayala - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Davis v. Ayala - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 18, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Davis v. Ayala. The issue in this case was whether Ayala was entitled to federal habeas relief because the judge in his capital murder trial, when responding to Ayala’s…
  • Jul 1

    Glossip v. Gross - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Glossip v. Gross - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Glossip v. Gross. This case concerned three questions. The first was whether it is constitutional for a state to execute an inmate by administering a three-drug protocol in which…
Rank this Week: 273

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4092

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 3039

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Apr 6

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

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

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders, Part 2

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

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender

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

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 130

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: 344

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: 1335

Second Opinions

Second Opinions

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

http://secondopinions.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Vaccination

    Vaccination
    The Second Circuit has held that it is within the State's police power to require children to be vaccinated in order to attend public school and that such a requirement does not violate the First Amendment or other constitutional…
  • Jan 20

    Repudiating arbitration agreement

    Repudiating arbitration agreement
    The Second Circuit has held that, pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 1787(c), the Nation Credit Union Administrative Board ("NCUA") may repudiate the contract of a credit union that it is liquidating, including any arbitration…
  • May 6

    Foreign Securitie

    Foreign Securitie
    The Second Circuit as  a matter  of first impression, considered whether the bar on extraterritorial application of the United States securities laws, as set forth in Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010),…
Rank this Week: 1776

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…
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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: 923

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia
    The Victoria Law Commission has finalized its report on juror empanelment.  The report, which is available here, examines the following three areas Peremptory challenges and the Crown's right to stand aside Calling of the panel…
  • Oct 8

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument
    Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Warger v. Shauers.Sheila Birnbaum will be arguing for respondent (Randy D. Shauers).Sarah E. Harrington who represents the solicitor general's office will also be arguing for…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Voting Paradoxe

    Jury Voting Paradoxe
    Jason IulianoAbstract (to read the entire article go here)The special verdict is plagued by two philosophical paradoxes: the discursive dilemma and the lottery paradox. Although widely discussed in the philosophical literature, these…
Rank this Week: 1928

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: 2584

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: 150

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3145

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: 3199

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: 920

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

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

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

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

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

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

Split Circuits

Tracks developments concerning splits among the federal circuit courts. By University of Richmond School of Law Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://splitcircuits.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1102