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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: 2954

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: 1571

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

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

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • 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.
  • Feb 21

    Fourth District: No Jurisdiction, But Direction

    Fourth District: No Jurisdiction, But Direction
    The plaintiff in this case attempted to appeal a circuit court’s order refusing to reopen a file. The Fourth District determined that the order was not appealable as a final or non-final order and dismissed the appeal. Interestingly,…
Rank this Week: 1214

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Jun 24

    Another tragic bullycide

    Another tragic bullycide
    We’ve written numerous posts about the loss of our youth to bullying-inspired suicide. It’s never easy because words are just that — characters on a page. Our true feelings at a time like this lack expression. But we choose…
  • Jun 11

    Are you worried about your pet if your parents divorce?

    Are you worried about your pet if your parents divorce?
    There is a whole body of law regarding “who gets the pets” when a couple divorce. In fact, the issue becomes so tense in some cases that one state recently passed a law about it. In 2016, the legislature in Alaska amended their…
  • Jun 5

    Can you go to jail if you refuse to give your password to the police?

    Can you go to jail if you refuse to give your password to the police?
    In March, 2017, 41 year-old Christopher Wheeler was arrested in Florida and charged with child abuse and neglect. He allegedly physically abused his 8 year-old daughter. The police believed that Wheeler’s phone held evidence…
Rank this Week: 2701

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/
  • Jun 22

    Ninth Circuit asks for help on procedural issue arising in limited-civil debt-collection case

    Ninth Circuit asks for help on procedural issue arising in limited-civil debt-collection case
    The Ninth Circuit today asks the Supreme Court to decide a California procedural issue that arises in limited civil cases, including debt collection actions.  The federal court says “an answer from the California Supreme Court will…
  • Jun 22

    Video of judicial elections program available

    Video of judicial elections program available
    At last year’s State Bar meeting, the California Supreme Court Historical Society presented a program — “Thirty Years After a Hundred Year Flood:  Judicial Elections and the Administration of Justice” — on…
  • Jun 21

    Justice Liu critical of Attorney General’s briefing

    Justice Liu critical of Attorney General’s briefing
    When the Supreme Court earlier this week affirmed the death penalty judgment in People v. Sivongxxay, Justices Goodwin Liu and Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar both dissented in part, asserting the penalty should be reversed because, they…
Rank this Week: 548

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/
  • Jun 22

    Arias v. Raimondo (9th Cir. - June 22, 2017)

    Arias v. Raimondo (9th Cir. - June 22, 2017)
    If you're an attorney representing a defendant in an employment-related case, sometimes you find out -- and have good reason to find out -- that the plaintiff employee is an undocumented alien and hence not allowed to work, or remain, in the…
  • Jun 21

    Brewster v. Bick (9th Cir. - June 21, 2017)

    Brewster v. Bick (9th Cir. - June 21, 2017)
    I'm genuinely confused.I'm incredibly sympathetic with the result reached in today's opinion by Judge Kozinski.  It's absurd that Los Angeles has a law that allows the city to impound a vehicle for 30 days -- a minimum of 30 days --…
  • Jun 20

    Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios (9th Cir. - June 20, 2017)

    Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios (9th Cir. - June 20, 2017)
    Claims that someone stole your screenplay and wrote the same thing are often weak.  This one may be otherwise, at least if you believe what's in today's Ninth Circuit opinion.Here are the relevant facts:"Around January 2011, Jordan-Benel…
Rank this Week: 463

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/
  • Jun 18

    Center for Court Innovation Programs Partner to Support Father

    Center for Court Innovation Programs Partner to Support Father
    UPNEXT participant and BCS intern, Rahmel WarrenOn this Father's Days we want to highlight the work of our sister program, UPNEXT, who supports non-custodial fathers and unemployed men through job training and family engagement.  Bronx…
  • May 12

    Partners in Practice: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Partners in Practice: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    by Lovis Nelson-Williams, Compliance ManagerAbove: BCS Project Director, Maria Almonte-Weston with Intake Intern Chris Rivera and BCS Compliance Manager, Lovis Nelson-Williams; Below: Chris Rivera presents on his internship experienceBronx…
  • May 12

    Eye on Immigration

    Eye on Immigration
    by Shlomit Levy, LMSW, Clinical CoordinatorMental Health Social Worker, Giuliana Ruiz-Moreno (LMSW) and Clinic Coordinator, Shlomit Levy (LMSW) at the the YMCA's "Know Your Rights Immigration Session"Giuliana Ruiz-Moreno and Shlomit Levy from…
Rank this Week: 1656

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: 439

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: 5031

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: 370

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: 1670

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/
  • Jan 3

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another
    I wanted to thank my readers over the past 13 years for the time they've taken to read my blog on practice in the Eastern District of Texas, and invite all of you to follow the blog's next, upgraded phase....
  • Dec 29

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase
    2016 saw 19 patent trials in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiffs won 43% in the patent-heavy Marshall and Tyler divisions, but the overall outcome was 52% due to three plaintiff wins in the traditionally less patent-intensive divisions…
  • Dec 29

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016
    It's the time of year for 2016 reviews, and today's Marshall News Messenger had one I thought readers might be interested in Judicial system in review: Marshall courts saw throng of good, bad activity in 2016 in which the paper's...
Rank this Week: 580

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: 1323

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: 1499

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: 5113

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: 2921

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
  • Jun 2

    Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court decided Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation. Jevic Transportation, Inc., a trucking company headquartered in New Jersey, was purchased by a subsidiary of Sun Capital Partners in 2006. In 2008 Jevic…
  • Jun 2

    Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On May 1, 2017, the Supreme Court decided Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami, which was consolidated with Wells Fargo & Co. v.City of Miami. In this case, the city of Miami sued Bank of America Corporation and…
  • May 22

    Weaver v. Massachusetts - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Weaver v. Massachusetts - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On April 19, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Weaver v. Massachusetts. Kentel Myrone Weaver was convicted of first degree murder for the 2003 shooting of Germaine Rucker. In 2011, Weaver filed a motion for a new trial,…
Rank this Week: 1041

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Sep 25

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute
    Jacek Stramski | The Supreme Court recently clarified the antique firearm exception to Florida’s “felon-in-possession” statute. The exception excludes antique firearms from the general probition on possessing firearms by…
  • Sep 18

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden
    Jacek Stramski | The City of Miami Gardens will have to hold a second election for mayor after the Florida Supreme Court invalidated the election held on August 30, 2016. In Wright v. City of Miami Beach (SC16-1518), the Court
  • Jul 9

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?
    Jacek Stramski | On July 7, the Supreme Court of Florida considered what it means for a vehicle to be “involved in a crash” for purposes of section 316.027, Florida Statutes. Gaulden v. State (SC14-399). The Court concluded in a
Rank this Week: 2750

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: 5101

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

From the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Review of state legislation affecting the courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us
Rank this Week: 1219

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: 1162

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: 350

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2955

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: 3222

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    model rambut messi gaya rambut terbaru

    model rambut messi gaya rambut terbaru
     Pengagum sepak bola terutama fans bobot Lionel Messi anyar saja nih di buat ramai oleh mengedarnya tampilan rambut anyar sang bintang. Lewat account instagram pribadi sang istri, Antonela Roccuzzo (@antoroccuzzo88) rambut anyar Lionel…
  • Jan 26

    tips merias wajah anak untuk hari kartini

    tips merias wajah anak untuk hari kartini
     Tepatnya tanggal 21 April 2015, diperingati yang menjadi Hari Kartini. Tiap-tiap Hari Kartini banyak sekolah, lembaga, serta perusahan memperingatinya oleh cara lakukan karnaval. Peserta karnaval diwajibkan memakai baju kebiasaan atau…
  • Dec 19

    model rambut segi panjang terbaru untuk perempuan

    model rambut segi panjang terbaru untuk perempuan
     Kumpulan Type Rambut Sisi (Panjang, Layer, Sebahu, Lurus) Trend Anyar 2016Selamat datang kembali di situs (blog) kita, kita bakal memberi inrormasi utama mengenai Kumpulan Type Rambut Sisi yang bakal jadi trend anyar di th. 2016.…
Rank this Week: 1824

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/
  • Jun 17

    COA: June 9, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: June 9, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 478.  Affirmed family court’s designation and division of stock acquired by wife during her employment Dotson v. Dotson 499.  Criminal Law.  Affirmed trial court’s denial of new trial as not…
  • Jun 15

    COA: June 2, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: June 2, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 478.  Affirmed jury verdict dismissing claims  of battery and false imprisonment against police officer Brown v. Fournier 490.  Affirmed termination of parental rights R.(M.P.) v Cabinet for Health and…
  • Jun 13

    COA: May 26, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: May 26, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 459.  Easement dispute between neighbors Vorherr v. Coldiron 460.  Business law.  contract dispute between builders and subs Mid-South Drywall, Inc. v. 2001 Bryant Road, LLC Selected cases that were not…
Rank this Week: 1881

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4043

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: 385

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: 4489

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 16

    Gov. Cuomo Picks Justice Paul Feinman for the High Court

    Gov. Cuomo Picks Justice Paul Feinman for the High Court
    Yesterday, Thursday June 15, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will nominate Paul G. Feinman to serve on New York's Highest Court. Feinman is currently a Justice on the state's intermediate court, the Appellate Division, and…
  • Jun 2

    The Court of Appeals List: The Commission's Recommendations for the Abdus-Salaam Vacancy

    The Court of Appeals List: The Commission's Recommendations for the Abdus-Salaam Vacancy
    The New York Commission on Judicial Nomination released its list of recommended candidates for the state's highest court. Seven names were presented to Governor Andrew Cuomo this past Thursday. He must select from that list to fill the…
  • May 13

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 3--Criminal Justice)

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 3--Criminal Justice)
    We've seen how the Scalia-esque approach to judicial decision-making avowed by now-Justice Gorsuch would have precluded cherished landmarks in American history. [See Part 2; Part 1.] His "focusing backward, not forward," insisting…
Rank this Week: 4353

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4270

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: 467

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: 1672

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: 3292

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: 538

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
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
  • Oct 8

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?
    The following post is a reprint of a May 2, 2011 “Psychology Today” article written by Tyger Latham, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC.  He counsels individuals and couples, many of…
Rank this Week: 2123

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/
  • Jun 19

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (2)

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (2)
    The epigraph is germane to our third maxim from La Rochefoucauld below.“The argument for the promising rule goes by appeal to the value that the practice of promising has for us as members of a society. The chief value of the practice…
  • Jun 17

    Beyond Illusions & Delusions: Knowledge of Ignorance and the Disposition to Truth

    Beyond Illusions & Delusions: Knowledge of Ignorance and the Disposition to Truth
    Propositions pivotal to the “default liberal optimism about human welfare:”People tend to fare best when they possess, more or less, the greatest possible freedom to live as they wish. Exceptions will be marginal. Ideally, people…
  • Jun 17

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (introductory post)

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (introductory post)
    Several years ago I occasionally posted on my Facebook page selections from La Rochefoucauld’s (Tr. Leondard Tancock) Maxims (Penguin Books, 1959, first published in 1665) and I thought perhaps Ratio Juris readers might enjoy them as…
Rank this Week: 1832

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Elonis v. United States 16-1231 Issues: (1) Whether, as a matter of statutory or constitutional law, liability under 18 U.S.C. 875(c) requires an analysis of whether a reasonable person would be threatened by…
  • Jun 23

    Opinion analysis: In regulatory takings case, court announces a new test

    Opinion analysis: In regulatory takings case, court announces a new test
    Under the doctrine of regulatory takings, government regulation that goes “too far” in burdening property rights counts as a taking under the Fifth Amendment, entitling the owner to “just compensation.” In deciding…
  • Jun 23

    And then there were six – the remaining case

    And then there were six – the remaining case
    The justices are expected to take the bench on Monday at 10 a.m. to issue opinions in argued cases. There are six decisions still outstanding, involving everything from cross-border shootings to the death penalty and public funding for…
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: 1661

Second Opinions

Second Opinions

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

http://secondopinions.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    Value of a rescission claim

    Value of a rescission claim
    The Second Circuit, in a claim brought under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty -- Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act, held that the value of a contract, without offset, is the amount in controversy for purposes of a rescission claim that was…
  • Apr 5

    Adequate Notice under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Adequate Notice under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    In Carlin v. Davidson Fink, the defendant, a law firm engaged in, among other things, the business of debt collection and foreclosure actions, commenced a foreclosure action against the plaintiff.  The defendant attached to the complaint…
  • Feb 22

    No Common Law Right of Public Performance for Creators of Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    No Common Law Right of Public Performance for Creators of Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    A decision in Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc has come down.The plaintiff, which claim to own the rights to the recordings of "The Turtles," a well-known band with a string of hits in the 1960s, sued Sirius XM Radio, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 1671

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: 1166

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/
  • May 8

    Progress on Sixth Circuit Vacancie

    Progress on Sixth Circuit Vacancie
    As we’ve previously noted, the Sixth Circuit currently has two vacancies, and will soon have a third, as Judge McKeague has already announced his plans to take senior status. Judge Amul Thapar of the Eastern District of Kentucky…
  • Apr 28

    Managing A Corporation Located In Michigan Can Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Managing A Corporation Located In Michigan Can Create Personal Jurisdiction
    In MAG IAS Holdings, Inc. v. Schmuckle (No. 16-1550), the Sixth Circuit issued its first published decision interpreting the reach of specific jurisdiction under Walden v. Fiore, 134 S. Ct. 1115 (2014).  The panel held that Walden stands…
  • Apr 27

    Split Panel of the Sixth Circuit Holds that Cat’s Paw Theory Applies to FMLA Retaliation Claim

    Split Panel of the Sixth Circuit Holds that Cat’s Paw Theory Applies to FMLA Retaliation Claim
                Last week in Marshall v. Rawlings, a split panel of the Sixth Circuit held that the cat’s paw theory of liability applies to FMLA retaliation claims.  In Marshall,…
Rank this Week: 4037

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 598

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: 1674

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/
  • Jun 22

    4/1 calls out word-count-gamesmanship

    4/1 calls out word-count-gamesmanship
    In this unpub'd decision here today, 4/1 includes a footnote (fn. 2) to "disapprove" of respondent's counsel's "blatant violation" of the word-count rule. What did counsel do? Well, because this was a cross-appeal situation,…
  • Jun 22

    17 issues? Way too many...

    17 issues? Way too many...
    A 3d DCA unpub'd decision here today begins:"This is a shotgun-approach appeal in which trustee [] and his attorney [] present 17 separate arguments against an order requiring them to jointly pay $16,060 in sanctions under Code of Civil…
  • Jun 22

    Latest CSCHS newsletter

    Latest CSCHS newsletter
    NOW AVAILABLE: Spring/Summer 2017 NewsletterThe latest issue of the California Supreme Court Historical Society’s Newsletter is now available on the Society’s website: www.cschs.org.The lead article is an extraordinary…
Rank this Week: 844