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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 28

    Commentary: Wellness after Stern

    Commentary: Wellness after Stern
    Daniel J. Bussel is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Stern v. Marshall was more about Article III of the Constitution, or one particular formalistic approach to Article III frozen in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, than…
  • May 27

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • May 27

    No plea now to the Court on immigration

    No plea now to the Court on immigration
    Taking at least some risk that time will grow too short in President Obama’s time in the White House to carry out his sweeping new policy on immigration, the Justice Department decided Wednesday that it would not now ask the…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 105

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 131

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: 147

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Facebook comments calling judges "dumbasses" cost JNC appointment

    Facebook comments calling judges "dumbasses" cost JNC appointment
    Whoops.  The Tampa Tribune has the story about "Republican kingmaker Sam Rashid":Valrico businessman and Republican kingmaker Sam Rashid has never been known to pull his punches. But the outspoken Rashid managed to go a rant too…
  • May 27

    FIFA = Racketeering Enterprise?

    FIFA = Racketeering Enterprise?
    That's what the Eastern District of NY is alleging in this sweeping indictment against nine FIFA executives. The NY Times has this front page coverage: Swiss authorities conducted an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to…
  • May 26

    School's out!

    School's out!
    Summer is here and we've hit the home stretch on the school year, but these students have much bigger concerns.  From the Miami Herald:Caleb Fadet, who grew up in a working-class family in North Miami, seemed to be making all the right…
Rank this Week: 179

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: 167

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • May 20

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk
    I've heard of being chained to your desk, but this is ridiculous. Yes, I have joined the ranks of those using not just standup desks, but a treadmill under my desk. As I dictate this, walking, I have a two-thirds...
  • May 20

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage
    Many eyes will be turned to David Letterman tonight as he has his last show, ending a long, long run. I was just thinking this morning how much we'll miss his "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment, and in homage (see here...
  • May 20

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction
    Mesmerized WTF? Bored. (Left to right). Courtesy of the Smith boys, circa 2005.
Rank this Week: 344

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    People v. Trujeque (Cal. Supreme Ct. - May 28, 2015)

    People v. Trujeque (Cal. Supreme Ct. - May 28, 2015)
    It's not every day that you read a California Supreme Court decision that unanimously reverses a death sentence.  But today's such a day.It's an unusual result, but it's also an unusual case.  For example, it's incredibly rare…
  • May 27

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)
    Back in March, the Ninth Circuit unanimously granted habeas relief in a California death penalty case.  This was itself unusual.  (Though less unusual given the composition of the panel -- Judges Pregerson, Reinhardt, and Wardlaw.)…
  • May 26

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    Justice Robie publishes an opinion to say:  "We love that the parties have finally settled this long-running dispute, which has seen no less than eight different proceedings in the Court of Appeal over the past dozen years.  Thanks…
Rank this Week: 383

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Shines Light on on Dark Oakes - Sentencing Manipulation and Sentencing Entrapment

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Shines Light on on Dark Oakes - Sentencing Manipulation and Sentencing Entrapment
    “Tommy’s [Oakes] three-year assignment to NET-5 was a natural fit, and one of the most productive on record. His gift of gab, coupled with his tenacity and ceaseless energy, helped him successfully cultivate more informants and…
  • May 19

    US v. Boykin, No. 13-10248 (Lynn, D.J.,…

    US v. Boykin, No. 13-10248 (Lynn, D.J., with Hawkins and Rawlinson).   The 9th affirms conviction for drug offenses, finding sufficient evidence.  It also affirms the sentence, but spends considerable time being "troubled" over…
  • May 19

    Zavala v. Ives, No. 13-56615 (Reinhardt…

    Zavala v. Ives, No. 13-56615 (Reinhardt with Wardlaw; concurrence and dissent by Callahan). The 9th grants habeas relief to a federal prisoner under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 for credit for time spent in ICE custody prior to being charged with an…
Rank this Week: 406

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: 560

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Limiting the "Private Search Doctrine" for Computer

    Limiting the "Private Search Doctrine" for Computer
    Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit reigned in the "private search doctrine" as applied to computer searches. United States v. Lichtenberger, No. 14-3540. According to Orin Kerr at The Volokh Conspiracy, the opinion creates a circuit split and…
  • May 6

    The Right to Parent and Restrictions on Associating with Minor

    The Right to Parent and Restrictions on Associating with Minor
    In United States v. Widmer, No. 13-6283, the Sixth Circuit considered special conditions of supervised release that prevent a defendant from associating with minors without first receiving written permission from his or her probation officer.…
  • Apr 29

    Cell Phone Search Warrant

    Cell Phone Search Warrant
    The Sixth Circuit agreed this week to publish United States v. Bass, No. 14-1387, originally issued as an unpublished decision. In the decision, the court affirms the denial of a motion to suppress a cell phone search. The government…
Rank this Week: 537

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 621

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 571

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 628

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: 650

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    The Fab Six(th Amendment)

    The Fab Six(th Amendment)
    State v. Alers, 2015 VT 74 By Elizabeth KruskaYou know the footage of when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show? You know, the one with the teenage girls squealing and jumping up and down? Well, that’s how I get when I read…
  • May 25

    Retroactivity & Reimbursement

    Retroactivity & Reimbursement
    Rathbone v. Corse, 2015 VT 73By Andrew DelaneyA derivative SSDI benefit—in this context meaning a social security payment to a child due to a parent’s disability—counts against a child-support obligation. There’s a…
  • May 24

    Speculation and Semantic

    Speculation and Semantic
    MacCormack v. MacCormack, 2015 VT 64By Amy DavisWhile I am counting this current blog as a constructive way to procrastinate (unlike watching Dexter for the fourth time), this will be the last of my witticisms and criticisms until post-bar…
Rank this Week: 918

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/
  • May 28

    DJ profiles Judge Owen

    DJ profiles Judge Owen
    Today's DJ profiles John Owens "a longtime prosecutor" "known for his politeness and intelligence." The article begins with a story of girl scout cookies involving his former boss Justice Ginsburg and Judge McKeown. Also find out why he's…
  • May 27

    How long should SCOTUS Justices serve?

    How long should SCOTUS Justices serve?
    Legal Times has this article on a move to have future nominees pledge to limit their tenure to 18 years: Initiative Urges Voluntary Term Limits for Future Justices.“We can and must expect better from the Supreme Court,” said…
  • May 26

    Diverse Trio to 2d DCA

    Diverse Trio to 2d DCA
    Today's DJ has a number of appellate-related articles.Governor Chooses Diverse Trio to 2nd District Court of Appeal: Governor Brown's appellate selections would come to bench from diverse political stripes. The article calls Elwood Lui,…
Rank this Week: 753

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: 809

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: 797

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: 822

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • May 26

    Supreme Court to hear Texas case involving redrawing of electoral district

    Supreme Court to hear Texas case involving redrawing of electoral district
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures. The…
  • May 10

    Poll: Many doubt court will rule fairly on health law case

    Poll: Many doubt court will rule fairly on health law case
    Members of the King v. Burwell plaintiffs’ legal team exit the Supreme Court building after arguments in Washington, March 4, 2015. A recent poll shows few Americans have faith in the Court’s ability to rule fairly on the case,…
  • May 4

    Supreme Court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery

    Supreme Court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery
    Photo of U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images BOSTON — A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in…
Rank this Week: 1155

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
Rank this Week: 1005

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: 1326

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: 1049

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

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

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Circuit reinstates religious harassment verdict despiute plaintiff's major credibility problem

    Circuit reinstates religious harassment verdict despiute plaintiff's major credibility problem
    I would say this is the most interesting employment case of the year from the Court of Appeals, which reinstates a religious discrimination jury verdict but finds the plaintiff is not entitled to any damages. What fascinates me is how the…
  • May 27

    EEOC must take conciliation seriously under Title VII

    EEOC must take conciliation seriously under Title VII
    This unanimous decision from the Supreme Court rules for the first time that courts may second-guess the EEOC's enforcement efforts in trying to resolve employment discrimination cases before they become lawsuits.The case is Mach Mining, LLC…
  • May 26

    Pro se inmate wins PLRA appeal

    Pro se inmate wins PLRA appeal
    Before they can bring lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of their prison conditions, including the use of excessive force by correction officers, inmates must file an internal grievance. That rule has exceptions. This case highlights…
Rank this Week: 1417

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/
  • May 27

    No conference held the week of May 25, 2015

    No conference held the week of May 25, 2015
    The Court is holding no conference this week because it is hearing oral argument in San Francisco. Accordingly, this week no action will be taken on petitions for review and no opinions will be ordered published or depublished.
  • May 27

    Last “transition” rehearing petition denied with no votes from the new justices [UPDATED]

    Last “transition” rehearing petition denied with no votes from the new justices [UPDATED]
    The Supreme Court this afternoon denied rehearing in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley.  The denial of a rehearing petition is usually the most mundane of events; the outcome of such a petition is traditionally as…
  • May 27

    Workers’ compensation, criminal restitution/Marsy’s Law, death penalty opinions filing tomorrow

    Workers’ compensation, criminal restitution/Marsy’s Law, death penalty opinions filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file three opinions: (1)  People v. Ford , which was argued on the April calendar, is of interest not only for the issues presented, but because the crime victim in the case asked to speak at the…
Rank this Week: 2102

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
  • May 21

    Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 29, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This case involves the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Title VII duty to investigate claims of…
  • May 14

    Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar. This case asks whether Florida’s rule of judicial conduct that prohibits candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting…
  • May 13

    Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision inDepartment of Homeland Security v. MacLean.  The question in this case concerns the Federal Whistleblower Protection Act, which prevents the government from terminating an…
Rank this Week: 2049

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1552

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: 1581

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: 1360

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: 1790

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: 1557

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: 1842

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: 1789

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/
  • May 28

    BCS Paints Over Graffiti in the 48th Precinct

    BCS Paints Over Graffiti in the 48th Precinct
    At the end of last month we received a call from Community Affairs Officer Perez from the 48th Precinct asking for our help removing graffiti in his district. We decided on a date, and on May 14 we brought a crew of seven BCS participants…
  • May 12

    BCS Cleans Up Bronx Stadium Garden

    BCS Cleans Up Bronx Stadium Garden
    BCS paired up with community partners to clean up and plant near the 161st street tunnelLast Friday, the BCS community service crew headed up to Bronx Stadium Garden located at 161st Street and Gerald Avenue (at the 161st Street tunnel). In…
  • Apr 17

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS
    Over the past several months, I have been working to implement the Women’s Independence, Safety and Empowerment curriculum, (originally developed at the Midtown Community Court) here in the Bronx. The groups cover themes of stereotypes…
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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/
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Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • May 28

    May 28, 1830 – President Andrew Jackson Signs The Indian Removal Act

    May 28, 1830 – President Andrew Jackson Signs The Indian Removal Act
    At the end of the 1820s gold was discovered in Cherokee Territory in Georgia. This most unfortunate development led Georgia political leaders to push for passage of the Indian Removal Act, lending a federal imprimatur to its own set of…
  • May 25

    Memorial Day Remembrance: Lynching of Black Veterans After World War II

    Memorial Day Remembrance: Lynching of Black Veterans After World War II
    By the end of the summer of 1945, World War II had come to an end. Over the next several months, many of the twelve million veterans returned home; 880,000 of these were black Americans. They had gone overseas to put their lives at risk in…
  • May 22

    Review of “Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad” by Eric Foner

    Review of “Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad” by Eric Foner
    Once again the eminent historian Eric Foner has written a fascinating and important history that helps set the record straight about the period in America before, during, and after the Civil War. While this book focuses on the escape of…
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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/
  • May 26

    2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules and Potential Changes in 2016

    2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules and Potential Changes in 2016
    Last month, the Supreme Court sent to Congress amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. These Amendments will become effective on December 1, 2015, absent Congressional action blocking the…
  • May 13

    After Merger, Claim May Be Continued As If Merger Did Not Occur

    After Merger, Claim May Be Continued As If Merger Did Not Occur
    In Fiorentino v BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP (5D13-3250), the Fifth District reversed the foreclosure judgment. However, in a footnote the court cited to section 607.1106(d), Florida Statutes. That statutory section is titled "effect of…
  • Apr 29

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Florida Ban on Judges Soliciting Campaign Contribution

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Florida Ban on Judges Soliciting Campaign Contribution
    Today, in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, the United States Supreme Court affirmed Florida Supreme Court's opinion upholding the Florida Bar's ban on judicial candidates soliciting campaign contribution. The opinion is broken into numerous…
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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/
  • May 25

    NEWS: Legal News You Can Use – May 25, 2015

    NEWS: Legal News You Can Use – May 25, 2015
      Kentucky Senator Smith acquitted of DUI charge, convicted of speeding Smith was ordered to pay a $40 fine and court costs because of the speeding charge. Smith’s license, which had been taken away because he did not take a…
  • May 25

    COA: May 15, 2015 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes) (416-445; 30 decisions; 4 published)

    COA: May 15, 2015 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes) (416-445; 30 decisions; 4 published)
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals announced 30 decisions  on May 15, 2015, with four (4) of their opinions designated to be published. Click here for links to all the archived AOC Court of Appeals minutes at the…
  • May 25

    Case Note: Garden Glen Farm vs. Bethany Taylor Balderas SC Published 5/14/2015

    Case Note: Garden Glen Farm vs. Bethany Taylor Balderas SC Published 5/14/2015
    48.  Workers Compensation, Reopened claim. Garden Glen Farm vs. Bethany Taylor Balderas SC Published 5/14/2015; Affirming COA Questions Presented: Workers Compensation. Reopened Claim. When a settled claim is reopened, the monetary…
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AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • May 25

    18-year-old invents a “smart gun”

    18-year-old invents a “smart gun”
    18-year-old, Kai Kloepfer, lives in Colorado. He is a senior at Fairview High School in Boulder. He was 15 when the Aurora theater shooting occurred, killing 12 people. At the time, Kai was in search of an idea for a local science fair.* He…
  • May 20

    8th grader’s Facebook rant against teacher is “protected speech”

    8th grader’s Facebook rant against teacher is “protected speech”
    That’s right – a federal district court judge in Oregon called Braeden Burge’s off-campus posts an attempt to elicit a response from his friends, not a serious threat against the teacher. Braeden, an eighth-grader at Colton…
  • May 11

    Another senior prank gone awry

    Another senior prank gone awry
    Every year we tell you about prom mishaps and questionable senior pranks. We hope you learn from them. This year, we bring you Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, Tennessee. Two groups of seniors decided to prank the school. The first group…
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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/
  • May 25

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day
    During the War When my brother came home from war he carried his left arm in a black sling but assured us most of it was still there. Spring was late, the trees forgot to leaf out. I stood in a long line waiting…
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done?(Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
  • May 19

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965
    “…[T]oward the end of his life [Malcolm X] argued that blacks should put aside religious and philosophical differences and recognize they had a common oppressor. Antiblack racism, he argued, negatively affects all blacks,…
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Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • May 22

    Supreme People’s Court releases big data on civil litigation in 2014

    Supreme People’s Court releases big data on civil litigation in 2014
    The Supreme People’s Court (Court) recently issued a report on civil litigation in the Chinese courts in 2014 with some big data and analysis. (The graphics in this blogpost are from the report.)  What are the trends relating…
  • May 17

    Senior Chinese judges speak out on preventing injustices in China’s criminal justice system

    Senior Chinese judges speak out on preventing injustices in China’s criminal justice system
    Although the Human Rights Watch report on the use of torture in the Chinese criminal justice system is capturing the attention of the media outside of China (and overshadowing a forthcoming report of an investigation done by the China…
  • May 11

    Medical malpractice law–a heads up from the Supreme People’s Court

    Medical malpractice law–a heads up from the Supreme People’s Court
    Medical malpractice law is the elephant in the room for those considering investing in China’s healthcare sector. In March, the Chinese government issued a large scale plan for reforming  medical institutions. Part of…
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News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
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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
  • May 15

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)
    What is a “Paradee” Motion? Criminal defendants have a broad right to discovery in order to prepare and present a defense. When a defendant requests records that are subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act or other…
  • Apr 29

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)
    FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: In honor of this being the 100th Judicial Training Update issued since 2010 I offer a bit of uncharacteristic judicial humor. If anyone has ever questioned whether judges too have a sense of humor, you need look…
  • Apr 12

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)
    Ten Basic Facts & One Special Rule for Circumstantial Evidence Cases: The Mandatory Two-Step “Al-Naseer/Silvernail” Analysis: Motions for Judgment of Acquittal are made in almost all criminal cases. There are 10 basic facts…
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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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