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352nd District Court

352nd District Court

Features summaries of interesting and notable cases from the 352nd District Court of Texas. By Judge Bonnie Sudderth.

http://352nddistrictcourt.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: ”This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.” 
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: “This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.”  On…
  • Dec 11

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
Rank this Week: 3007

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.                    &...
Rank this Week: 1438

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

Covers Florida Law and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Conigliaro.

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional
    This decision will attract a great deal of attention. It should. Today, the Eleventh Circuit held that the individual insurance mandate contained in the massive 2010 health care legislation violates the federal constitution because Congress…
  • Jul 8

    People Say I’m Lazy…

    People Say I’m Lazy…
    Dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice… You know the rest. Lennon had been spending time raising a family in New York. My story is a little different.
  • Feb 21

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
Rank this Week: 392

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

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

    “Every Vote Matters” (sometimes)

    “Every Vote Matters” (sometimes)
    “Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court“ (Free Spirit Publishing) was published in Feb., 2016. The book is a response to the statement that my vote doesn’t matter, so why…
  • Jul 19

    Can Pokémon Go get you in trouble?

    Can Pokémon Go get you in trouble?
    Now that Pokémon Go is the latest craze, some of our readers have written in asking about the downside. Can they get into trouble for playing the game wherever they are? What warnings come with the game other than the…
  • Jul 10

    Listen up, Congress!!

    Listen up, Congress!!
    A simple question: what is more important to you: (1) your children/grandchildren and their grades at school and future, or (2) YOUR annual grade from the National Rifle Association? Consider the following tragedies and what they have in…
Rank this Week: 2247

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jul 27

    Ninth Circuit sends law firm finance question to Supreme Court

    Ninth Circuit sends law firm finance question to Supreme Court
    The Ninth Circuit today asks the Supreme Court to answer this question:  “Under California law, does a dissolved law firm have a property interest in legal matters that are in progress but not completed at the time the law firm is…
  • Jul 27

    Arbitration opinion filing tomorrow; three filings expected Monday

    Arbitration opinion filing tomorrow; three filings expected Monday
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive, Inc., which was argued on the early-May calendar. Sandquist raises the issue if the trial court or the arbitrator decides whether an arbitration…
  • Jul 26

    “U.S. judges say California’s top court is jeopardizing constitutional rights”

    “U.S. judges say California’s top court is jeopardizing constitutional rights”
    Maura Dolan reports in today’s Los Angeles Times about two concurring opinions in yesterday’s en banc Ninth Circuit decision in Curiel v. Miller.  The case is another chapter in the interrelationship between state appellate…
Rank this Week: 692

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)
    From this opinion:"Minor’s [and] two of his friends. . . . entered an Oakland home through a back window and rear door and took a watch, a camera, and loose change from a large jar. A neighbor reported the burglary, and Minor and his…
  • Jul 26

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)
    This opinion has been a long time coming.It may also be one of, if not the, most important opinions of the month.At issue is whether it's permissible for a district attorney to "blanket paper" a judge that has made adverse rulings against…
  • Jul 21

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)
    The Ninth Circuit concludes today that the defendant waived its right to arbitrate.  And it's exactly right.  This is, indeed, a pretty classic -- and easy -- example of how to waive your rights.It'd almost be enough itself to…
Rank this Week: 292

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    BCS to the Rescue

    BCS to the Rescue
    by Anthony Gonzalez, BCS Crew SupervisorOn the morning of July 5, 2016, BCS Community Service crew members Corey Hatton, Intern Jamal Carmichael and I, along with three BCS clients, set out to one of our regular work sites.  While riding…
  • May 23

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner
    by Shlomit Levy, Clinical CoordinatorOn Friday May 20, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions hosted an appreciation breakfast to personally thank those agencies who have partnered with us over the years.  Our partnersrange from employment…
  • May 16

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center
    by John Megaw, Director of Special InitiativesThe Vera Institute of Justice and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice hosted a forum on bail reform last week at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The forum, titled…
Rank this Week: 2534

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: 70

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/
  • Jul 28

    Peace Officer Sexual Battery Statute Ruled Unconstitutional

    Peace Officer Sexual Battery Statute Ruled Unconstitutional
    A state law making it a felony for a peace officer to have sex with a minor more than two years younger than the officer is unconstitutional, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.
  • Jul 27

    Dayton Area “Sabbath Rest” Destination Denied Tax Exemption

    Dayton Area “Sabbath Rest” Destination Denied Tax Exemption
    The Ohio Supreme Court today overturned a property tax exemption for a 71-acre Dayton area property where religious leaders and their spouses are invited to stay at no charge as a type of spiritual retreat.
  • Jul 27

    Appeals Court Failed to Accurately Assess if 20-Year Delay in Rape Charge Violated Due Proce

    Appeals Court Failed to Accurately Assess if 20-Year Delay in Rape Charge Violated Due Proce
    The Eighth District Court of Appeals applied an incorrect standard in reviewing the claim of a Cleveland man indicted 20 years after the alleged crime that the delay harmed his defense and violated his constitutional rights, the Ohio Supreme…
Rank this Week: 658

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: 105

Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal

Covers recent criminal cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. By Russell Wheeler.

http://directappeal2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2494

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/
Rank this Week: 289

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: 2248

Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain

Covers judicial news.

http://eminentdomain.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    It's Been Fun

    It's Been Fun
    I know that I've got a sizable collection of posts that start "I know I've been gone for a while," but I thought that I could squeeze one more into the pack. I know I've been gone for a while, but forces much stronger than Blogger.com are to…
  • Dec 6

    A Little More Complicated...

    A Little More Complicated...
    I had a chance to listen to the audio from the Boumediene v Bush case last night. I previously guessed that this would be a clear 5-4, Kennedy joins the liberals case. After the argument, I'm not so sure anymore. Kennedy was oddly quiet. …
  • Dec 5

    Clinton on the Supreme Court

    Clinton on the Supreme Court
    Scary title, isn't it? I'm using the word "on" in place of "talking about," so hopefully that should calm some fears. But wait. Don't relax just yet. Here's Senator Hillary Clinton talking about who she would appoint to the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 1648

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria
    Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish…
  • Oct 3

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria
    Turkey’s military struck targets inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s office said in a statement. “Our armed forces…
  • Oct 2

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
Rank this Week: 4983

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: 2970

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 19

    Utah v. Strieff - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Utah v. Strieff - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Utah v. Strieff. A police officer detained Edward Strieff after seeing him leave a residence that the officer believed, based on an anonymous tip and his own surveillance, was a base for…
  • Jul 14

    Lynch v. Arizona - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Lynch v. Arizona - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On May 31, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Lynch v. Arizonawithout oral argument. A jury convicted Shawn Patrick Lynch of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, and burglary for the 2001 killing of James Panzarella. The State of…
  • Jul 14

    Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee. In 2011, the America Invents Act created an expedited procedure, known as inter partes review, to provide a cost-effective alternative to litigation for…
Rank this Week: 1182

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
Rank this Week: 2217

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: 1129

INCourts

INCourts

Covers Indiana court decisions.

http://incourts.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like
    Just sending this along to see what it looks like in real life, as it were.
  • Jan 14

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit
    Oregon v. Ice was decided today. (Here at Cornell). 5-4 with a wacky split to say that juries do not need to find facts necessary to impose consecutive sentences. Roberts, Scalia, Souter, and Thomas were the four.
  • Nov 11

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court
    There are a lot of mediocre people in this country, and mediocrity should be represented on the Supreme Court.
Rank this Week: 2280

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: 1321

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3005

Judge Tom Talks

Judge Tom Talks

Review of Oklahoma workers' compensation cases, law, and current trends. By Tom Leonard.

http://judgetom.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table
    The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Act is repealed, and the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Code is adopted. Most of the old provisions have been retained, but the numbering is new and the subsections have been shuffled. For example §3…
  • Dec 13

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma
    If you are unfamiliar with the Oklahoma Policy Institute, go to its website and bookmark it, add it to you feed reader or follow it on Twitter.
  • Dec 6

    The Bunkhouse Rule

    The Bunkhouse Rule
    The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that a worker's injuries occurred within the course and scope of his employment where the migrant worker sustained a right ankle fracture when he fell on a wet sidewalk outside housing provided by his…
Rank this Week: 3219

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan
    Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalonganditindb 18 April 2016 Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalongan2016-04-18T14 : 58 : 17+00 : 00 Program, Pelajari serta Dokumentasi No CommentMotif Batik PekalonganKain batik oleh macam hias Jelas Bln. berasal besutan Pekalongan…
  • Jun 25

    Model Hijab Modern Untuk Ibu Hamil

    Model Hijab Modern Untuk Ibu Hamil
     Type Hijab Moderen kepada Ibu Hamil adalah keperluan spesial untuk teman dekat hijaber yang tengah berbunga-bunga menunggu hadirnya sang buah hati. Tak dimungkiri beberapa besar teman dekat hijaber yang kebetulan tengah masuk umur…
  • Jun 24

    Cara Mengecilkan Paha dan Betis praktis dan sangat mudah

    Cara Mengecilkan Paha dan Betis praktis dan sangat mudah
    Saya meyakini banyak yang mendambakan paha serta betis nampak ideal, mengingat kepada seseorang perempuan. Mengingat paha serta betis yang sangat besar dapat menjadikan badan terlihat belum ramping serta malah nampak unggul pendek besutan…
Rank this Week: 1030

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/
  • Jul 26

    COA: May 2016 Summaries of Published Decisions for Court of Appeal

    COA: May 2016 Summaries of Published Decisions for Court of Appeal
    The complete set of summaries of published decisions for this month are as follows at the bottom of this post.  However, here are selected published decisions dealing with torts, insurance, and civil matters of note from the Court of…
  • Jul 24

    COA: April 2016 Summaries of Published Decisions for Court of Appeal

    COA: April 2016 Summaries of Published Decisions for Court of Appeal
    Here are selected published decisions dealing with torts, insurance, and civil matters of note from the Court of Appeals of Kentucky as summarized by the AOC. Please note some have pending motions for discretionary review so you are cautioned…
  • Jul 24

    SC: June 2016 Monthly Summaries of Published Opinions and Attorney Disciplinary Actions from Supreme Court of Ky

    SC: June 2016 Monthly Summaries of Published Opinions and Attorney Disciplinary Actions from Supreme Court of Ky
    Here are the June 2016 summary of published decisions and attorney disciplinary orders from the Supreme Court of Kentucky which have been prepared by the Administrative Office of the Courts. No tort, insurance or civil decisions, but we had…
Rank this Week: 2521

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4004

Maryland Courts Watcher

Maryland Courts Watcher

Features the synopses of opinions from Maryland courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals.

http://marylandcourts.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2615

Mass Appeal!

Mass Appeal!

Covers appellate issues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Cameron.

http://www.mattcameronlaw.com/mass-appeal/
  • May 31

    Dumb… and DOMA

    Dumb… and DOMA
    A sampling of today’s headlines: (1) DOMA RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY FEDERAL APPEALS COURT
  • Dec 7

    There Is No Line

    There Is No Line
    If you like Mass Appeal, please be sure to check out  There Is No Line, my newest blogging venture. TINL intends to provide actual facts in response to actual arguments and assertions made by actual people—some of whom are merely misguided…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2
    This week’s cautionary tale in sloppy, reactionary lawmaking comes courtesy (as it so often does) of the Massachusetts legislature.
Rank this Week: 4404

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/
  • Jun 21

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]
    The Court of Appeals has a back and forth recent history on dissents. Chief Judge Judith Kaye said she was not a big fan. Her successor, Jonathan Lippman welcomed them. Kaye sought to avoid fractured decisions and unpleasant divisions by…
  • Jun 20

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]
    Janet DiFiore assumed the center seat of New York's highest court this past February. Since that time, she has presided over 4 monthly sessions of appeals, and the Court has already rendered decisions for 3 of those dockets. In replacing…
  • May 21

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)
    As discussed in Part 1, the Catholic Diocese of Albany, together with other religious organizations, has filed suit challenging a New York State regulation that mandates abortion coverage in employee health insurance policies. These…
Rank this Week: 4291

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 3936

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Jones v. Harrington, No. 13-56360…

    Jones v. Harrington, No. 13-56360 (7-22-16)(Bybee with Kozinski; O'Scannlain dissenting).  The police interrogated petitioner for hours about a fatal gang. Petitioner finally said: "I don't want to talk no more." The police followed up,…
  • Jul 26

    Curiel v. Miller, No. 11-56949…

    Curiel v. Miller, No. 11-56949 (7-25-16)(en banc)(Murguia; Reinhardt concurring and Bybee concurring).  In an en banc opinion, the 9th found the state petitioner's federal habeas timely under AEDPA.  It was timely because the…
  • Jul 25

    Ayala v. Chappell, No. 13-99005…

    Ayala v. Chappell, No. 13-99005 (7-2-16)(Christen with Kozinski and Bybee). The 9th affirms the denial of a capital habeas petition.  The main IAC focus was on the decision not to abandon a trial strategy (no gang involvement) in light…
Rank this Week: 2584

Nomination Watch

Nomination Watch

Covers judges who support women's rights. By the National Women's Law Center.

http://www.nominationwatch.org/
  • May 4

    Update

    Update
    NominationWatch.org is currently on hiatus until major developments in nominations occur. In the meantime, please visitWomenstake.org, NWLC's multi-issue blog. Please continue to come to here for archival information and resources on…
  • Mar 23

    Can it be that employers aren’t discriminating against women when they don’t cover prescription contraceptives?

    Can it be that employers aren’t discriminating against women when they don’t cover prescription contraceptives?
    In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces Title VII, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in employment, ruled that an employer that does not cover prescription contraceptives in…
  • Feb 27

    A Supreme Court decision protecting rights reverberates . . .

    A Supreme Court decision protecting rights reverberates . . .
    In Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education, in which the National Women’s Law Center represented plaintiff Roderick Jackson, the Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that individuals are protected under Title IX if they are retaliated against for…
Rank this Week: 776

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 4651

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Jul 22

    Valid but not clearly visible temporary license plate provides valid justification for traffic stop

    Valid but not clearly visible temporary license plate provides valid justification for traffic stop
    Although a defendant has a valid temporary license plate, if the temporary plate is not clearly visible a police officer is justified in conducting a traffic stop of the vehicle.  In People v. Simmons (No. 331116), police conducted a…
  • Jul 22

    Only facts “admitted by the defendant” in court survive scrutiny under Lockridge

    Only facts “admitted by the defendant” in court survive scrutiny under Lockridge
    In another follow-up to People v. Lockridge, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that only facts admitted by the defendant to the court in a plea, in testimony, by stipulation, or in some other similar situation, or facts found by a jury, may…
  • Jul 21

    Tobacco Products Tax Act is clear and unambiguou

    Tobacco Products Tax Act is clear and unambiguou
    The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a trial court holding that the Tobacco Products Tax Act is unconstitutionally vague and overbroad.  In People v. Assy, No. 326274, the Court of Appeals found that the statute, MCL 205.421 et seq.,…
Rank this Week: 4036

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: 1930

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/
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?
    The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is morally and politically irresponsible), and here’s my brief argument as to why: If one assumes (and it seems a reasonable assumption given what current…
  • Jul 5

    Trade, Labor & Human Rights in the Time of (largely) Neoliberal Globalization: A Basic Reading Regimen

    Trade, Labor & Human Rights in the Time of (largely) Neoliberal Globalization: A Basic Reading Regimen
    This list of titles was put together to help one make sense of the various (existing or prescribed) interrelations between trade, labor, and human rightsduring this period of (largely, thus not exclusively) neoliberal globalization.…
Rank this Week: 2667

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Briefly: For Forbes, George Leef discusses last month’s denial of review in Stormans, Inc. v. Wiesman, in which owners of a Washington pharmacy challenged a state rule requiring pharmacies to sell certain abortifacient drugs. At Medium,…
  • Jul 27

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Armstrong v. Thompson 16-35 Issue: Whether all (or nearly all) law enforcement officers are “public officials” under New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
  • Jul 27

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    Briefly: Writing for this blog, Amy Howe covered yesterday’s filing by attorneys for a transgender student, who urged the Court not to block lower-court rulings that would allow the student, who identifies as a boy, to use the…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 964

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: 2504

Seventh Circuit Blog

Seventh Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit7.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?
    United States v. Nitch, No. 05-2603 (February 21, 2007): Mr. Nitch received a sentence of 168 months, which was apparently within his calculated guidelines range, although the opinion does not state what that range was. In imposing sentence,…
  • Feb 13

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    Christopher Raygoza v. Don Hulick, No. 05-2340 (January 25, 2007): Mr. Raygoza was convicted of murder. The Seventh Circuit granted habeas corpus relief based on ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Feb 12

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury
    United States v. Adam Babul, No. 05-4538 (february 9, 2007): Mr. Babul aided applicants for truck driving licenses. In order to take advantage of the easier licensing procedures in Wisconsin, he helped his applicants create false claims of…
Rank this Week: 2279

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: 3891

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Gang's All Here - I see em in Court!

    The Gang's All Here - I see em in Court!
    In cases where multiple defendants are allegedly members of gangs, the Government loves to bring in "expert" witnesses on how gangs operate, hierarchy, etc.  It makes for compelling testimony for the jury.  But sometimes the…
  • Jul 18

    Pointing a Gun Is A Crime of Violence; Johnson v. United States Shrinks Further

    Pointing a Gun Is A Crime of Violence; Johnson v. United States Shrinks Further
    The Sixth Circuit in United States v. Rafidi again grappled with what constitutes a “crime of violence” under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), a question that has divided sharply the courts of appeals in the wake of the Supreme…
  • Jul 7

    Johnson applies to Immigration and Nationality Act’s residual clause

    Johnson applies to Immigration and Nationality Act’s residual clause
             The Supreme Court held in Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), that the Armed Career Criminal Act’s (ACCA) residual clause’s definition of “violent felony”…
Rank this Week: 963

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 2538

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    All the Supreme Court's Friend

    All the Supreme Court's Friend
    That's the title of of today's DJ article by Orrick's Brian Goldman about SCOTUS amicus briefs this past term. "Overall, interested parties filed 849 amicus briefs, with at least one filed in 64 of the 69 cases the court heard." The…
  • Jul 26

    Federal Appellate jurisdiction case

    Federal Appellate jurisdiction case
    No, wrong FAA...Does the FAA (that's the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq., not the airplane guys) provide the 9th Circuit with jurisdiction to hear an interlocutory appeal from a district court’s case management order?…
  • Jul 25

    Appeals are not Reruns & 2 other fascinating DJ article

    Appeals are not Reruns & 2 other fascinating DJ article
    That's the title of today's Lessons Learned column in the DJ, by David Balabanian. He points out that no trial is error-free, so that "in nearly every case, the losing party can accurately say the trial was rife with error. The question,…
Rank this Week: 418

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Rosenbaum/Jill Pryor: we're trying to be nice here but our colleagues are really really wrong

    Rosenbaum/Jill Pryor: we're trying to be nice here but our colleagues are really really wrong
    That's the message in this -- yet another Johnson -- concurrence (which Jordan did not join).  From the intro and then the conclusion:To err is human; to forgive, divine; but to correct? Well ... after In reBaptiste, No. 16-13959, _ F.3d…
  • Jul 27

    News & Note

    News & Note
    1.  FNU is not the same as FIU.  That was easy.  But it took the 11th Circuit 50 pages.  KMW affirmed.2.  Bar complaints were filed in the Miccosukee case against Bernardo Roman and Jose "Pepe" Herrera. From the…
  • Jul 26

    HRC's VP nominee Tim Kaine clerked on the 11th Circuit

    HRC's VP nominee Tim Kaine clerked on the 11th Circuit
    Back in 1983-84, Tim Kaine clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson.  Here's a portion of the wiki entry for now Senior Judge Anderson, who assuredly had an impact on Kaine:On April 18, 1979, President Jimmy Carter nominated Anderson to a newly…
Rank this Week: 95