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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: PLIVA, Inc. v. Kohles 16-684 Issue: Whether the prohibition on private enforcement of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act precludes state-law tort claims predicated on allegations that a generic drug…
  • Jan 23

    Potential nominee profile: Thomas Hardiman

    Potential nominee profile: Thomas Hardiman
    Over the weekend, reports indicated that President Donald Trump’s shortlist for a nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia nearly a year ago has apparently gotten even shorter, with Jan…
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court won’t review Texas voter ID law – right now

    Supreme Court won’t review Texas voter ID law – right now
    The Supreme Court issued orders from its January 19 conference this morning. After granting review in two cases from that conference last week, the justices did not add any new cases to their merits docket today. But there was one notable…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Jan 23

    Yagman v. Garcetti (9th Cir. - Jan. 20, 2017)

    Yagman v. Garcetti (9th Cir. - Jan. 20, 2017)
    This is a fine example of why many people hate lawyers.  Because here, an attorney gets a parking ticket and literally makes a federal case out of it.It's not actually an absurd claim.  Notorious (former) L.A. attorney Stephen…
  • Jan 23

    Assoc of Calif. Ins. Cos. v. Jones (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Jan. 23, 2017)

    Assoc of Calif. Ins. Cos. v. Jones (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Jan. 23, 2017)
    What's a lengthy footnote?  Half a page?  An entire page?Check out footnote 7 of today's opinion from the California Supreme Court.  Three full pages.That's a long footnote.(Go ahead and say that last sentence with the same…
  • Jan 19

    Safari Club Int'l v. Rudolph (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2017)

    Safari Club Int'l v. Rudolph (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2017)
    I'm generally okay with those "create a theme based on the case" type of opinions.  Not a fan of them, to be sure, but if they're done well, I'm okay with it.  I know others disagree, and think that it makes light of the litigants.…
Rank this Week: 317

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: 229

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/
  • Jan 23

    The government is accused (again!) of invading the defense camp.

    The government is accused (again!) of invading the defense camp.
    This one deals with the high profile case of Dr. Salomon Melgen, who is represented by Kirk Ogrosky and Matt Menchel. I'll relate the facts as detailed in the motion, which is being heard by Judge Marra:The government executed a search…
  • Jan 20

    Everyone wants a piece of El Chapo

    Everyone wants a piece of El Chapo
    Even though he's being prosecuted in the EDNY (here's the indictment), 6 other districts want him too.  As does DOJ.  And lots of others. From the Government's press release:The government’s case is being prosecuted by…
  • Jan 19

    We see you, Judge Ed Carnes. We see you!

    We see you, Judge Ed Carnes. We see you!
    He is having too much fun in this Kardashian case before the 11th Circuit.  The introduction:Kimberly, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian appeal the district court’s denial of their motion to compel arbitration of Kroma Makeup,…
Rank this Week: 279

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: 296

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/
  • Jan 23

    FBA-LA State of the Circuit Lunch set for March 7

    FBA-LA State of the Circuit Lunch set for March 7
    The LA Chapter of the FBA will present its annual State of the Circuit/District lunch on March 7 at the usual place (the Doubletree Hotel, 120 S. L.A. Street) featuring Judge Milan Smith, plus the CD Cal Chiefs, and a special presentation for…
  • Jan 20

    2d DCA pro tem assignment

    2d DCA pro tem assignment
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until March 31, 2017.Judge Rupa Goswami of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
  • Jan 20

    Goodwin Liu: In Praise of Judicial Federalism

    Goodwin Liu: In Praise of Judicial Federalism
    That's the title of an article in yesterday's Recorder here, by Justice Liu, in which he concludes:When it comes to some of the most basic constitutional guarantees, state and federal courts are engaged in a common enterprise of American…
Rank this Week: 349

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: 343

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: 353

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: 542

The Jefferson Court Blog

The Jefferson Court Blog

Covers the Texas Supreme Court. By Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Miño.

http://texas-opinions.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 543

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/
  • Jan 23

    Police win qualified immunity after arresting motorist for vulgarity

    Police win qualified immunity after arresting motorist for vulgarity
    It all started when plaintiff was pulled over for speeding. He plead guilty by mail. When he sent in his payment form, he wrote an obscenity on the form before mailing it in to the Town Court in Sullivan County. The police arrested him for…
  • Jan 20

    Free speech retaliation case dies on the vine

    Free speech retaliation case dies on the vine
    Public employees who sue their employers for retaliation arising from their free speech face a number of hurdles. The first hurdle is the plaintiff has to show he spoke as a citizen on a matter of public concern. Assuming the police can…
  • Jan 19

    Lawyer-plaintiff cannot sue the police

    Lawyer-plaintiff cannot sue the police
    The plaintiff in this case is a lawyer who sued the police for malicious prosecution, selective enforcement and excessive force. He loses each of those claims in the Court of Appeals.The case is Tyk v. Surat, a summary order decided on…
Rank this Week: 1016

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: 777

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law

    Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law
    Photo of U.S. Supreme Court by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Texas in its effort to restore its strict voter identification law. The justices said Monday they will not review a lower…
  • Jan 20

    Trump will be sworn in by the chief justice he once called an ‘absolute disaster’

    Trump will be sworn in by the chief justice he once called an ‘absolute disaster’
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts followed by now-deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the 2013 presidential inauguration. Photo by REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and John Roberts are not…
  • Jan 18

    Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademark

    Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademark
    Photo of U.S. Supreme Court by Larry Downing/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court raised doubts Wednesday about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive. The justices heard arguments in a…
Rank this Week: 646

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 996

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Jan 22

    January 22, 1973 – The Supreme Court Decides Roe v. Wade

    January 22, 1973 – The Supreme Court Decides Roe v. Wade
    On January 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade (410 U.S. 113) was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. A pregnant single woman (Roe) brought a class action challenging the constitutionality of the Texas criminal abortion laws, which proscribed abortions…
  • Jan 20

    Why Is Inauguration Day on January 20?

    Why Is Inauguration Day on January 20?
    Inaugurations used to be held on March 4. This was the date used until 1934. As Garrett Epps points out in the January/February 2009 Atlantic: This long delay nearly destroyed the nation after the 1860 election. During the disastrous…
  • Jan 18

    Review of “A Fiery Peace in a Cold War” by Neil Sheehan

    Review of “A Fiery Peace in a Cold War” by Neil Sheehan
    Neil Sheehan is considered a “giant” among journalists: the reporter who obtained the Pentagon Papers for the New York Times, and the author of a Pulitzer Prize winning book on Vietnam, A Bright Shining Lie. This book by Sheehan…
Rank this Week: 724

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/
  • Jan 21

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 4: Punishment)

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 4: Punishment)
    Here's wishing the newly inaugurated President lots of success in doing what's best for our country. If Scalia's view of gay rights--"homosexual sodomy," as he insisted on putting it--was anachronistic and offensive, his positions…
  • Jan 16

    Gov. Cuomo Picks Rowan Wilson for the High Court

    Gov. Cuomo Picks Rowan Wilson for the High Court
    Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he has nominated Rowan Wilson for the Court of Appeals, New York State's highest Court. If confirmed by the state Senate, Wilson will fill the vacancy created by the departure of Judge Eugene…
  • Jan 12

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 3: Discrimination Against Gays & Lesbians)

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 3: Discrimination Against Gays & Lesbians)
    Let's continue considering "Scalia-type Justices--Really?" But first, wishing all a happy and healthy 2017. I'm back from Christmas break--in Scottsdale, which I love almost as much as upstate New York--and have finished grading…
Rank this Week: 811

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/
  • Jan 21

    The Best Laid Plan

    The Best Laid Plan
    In re P.K., 2017 VT 3By Elizabeth KruskaI like juvenile court, and so do quite a few other lawyers. I don’t know anyone who practices in juvenile court who actively enjoys litigating termination of parental rights (TPR) cases. TPRs are…
  • Jan 21

    Resignation

    Resignation
    *In re William O’Brien, 2016 VT 133 (mem.) By Elizabeth KruskaWilliam O’Brien was a lawyer, but resigned his license, so the Supreme Court agreed he would be disbarred.No really, that’s the whole of the opinion. We…
  • Jan 20

    To Be Enforceable, Or Not To Be Enforceable—That Is The Preliminary Question

    To Be Enforceable, Or Not To Be Enforceable—That Is The Preliminary Question
    Miller v. Flengenheimer, 2016 VT 125By Thomas M. KesterWu-Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.” (“Cash Rules Everything Around Me”) is a crisp reminder of the everyday drive to “get the money” and exchange…
Rank this Week: 583

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: 1035

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Jan 8

    Asset recovery, Chinese style

    Asset recovery, Chinese style
    The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and Procuratorate (SPP) issued their first judicial interpretation of 2017, Provisions on Several Questions Concerning the Application of the Procedure of Confiscating Illegal Gains in Cases Where the…
  • Jan 1

    2016 Supreme People’s Court Monitor year-end report

    2016 Supreme People’s Court Monitor year-end report
    In 2016, the Supreme People’s Court Monitor published 67 posts and had close to 30,000 page views, from 150 countries (regions), primarily from: United States; Hong Kong; (mainland) China; and Australia. with the United Kingdom,…
  • Dec 29

    Supreme People’s Court adds four more circuit court

    Supreme People’s Court adds four more circuit court
    The latest National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) gave formal approval to the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) to establish four more circuit courts, located in Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Chongqing and Xian.  The Leading…
Rank this Week: 1155

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • 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.…
  • Dec 18

    model rambut inul daratista terbaru

    model rambut inul daratista terbaru
     "New Year, New Me". Slogan itu rupanya betul-betul diamini dengan pedangdut kawakan, Inul Daratista. Di th. 2016 ini, Inul Daratista coba ada banyak style tampilan anyar. Apabila beberapa waktu lalu style tampilan Ratu Goyang Ngebor ini…
  • Dec 18

    model rambut lee min ho terbaru dan keren

    model rambut lee min ho terbaru dan keren
     Kepada menjadikan satu ciri-ciri merasa unggul riil, seseorang penulis, sutradara, aktor serta beberapa kru mesti pikirkan tiap-tiap detil yang terdapat, besutan baju, postur, langkah bicara sampai tatanan rambut.Sang artis pula ingin…
Rank this Week: 729

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: 1021

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: 938

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: 800

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: 992

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: 1017

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1379

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: 5038

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/
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court rejects challenge to Insurance Commissioner’s regulation for homeowners coverage

    Supreme Court rejects challenge to Insurance Commissioner’s regulation for homeowners coverage
    In Association of California Insurance Companies v. Jones, the Supreme Court today holds that the Unfair Insurance Practices Act authorized the Insurance Commissioner to enact a regulation regarding replacement cost coverage in homeowners…
  • Jan 23

    Summary of January 18, 2017 conference report for civil case

    Summary of January 18, 2017 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Jan 20

    Insurance regulation opinion filing Monday

    Insurance regulation opinion filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in Association of California Insurance Companies v. Jones, which was argued on the November calendar. The case raises these issues:  (1) Does the Unfair Insurance Practices Act…
Rank this Week: 3255

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Jan 23

    Can a fictitious child land you in prison?

    Can a fictitious child land you in prison?
    This is a question that an Arizona Court of Appeals recently considered. The case involved Dale Allen Wright,* an adult who solicited a postal inspector to allow him to engage in sexual conduct with her two fictitious…
  • Jan 12

    Caution when using Twitter

    Caution when using Twitter
    A Flagstaff, Arizona teen may be facing serious charges once a police investigation is completed. On the first day or two of 2017, the boy sent out a Tweet that read “pull a Columbine . . . shoot up my school then kill myself.”…
  • Jan 2

    Jodi aka Joe kicked out of Boy Scout

    Jodi aka Joe kicked out of Boy Scout
    Although the Boy Scouts recently changed their membership policy to allow gay scouts and leaders, their position on transgender scouts remains the same. Consider the recent case of 8-year-old, Jodi “Joe” Maldonado of New…
Rank this Week: 2330

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2881

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    All in the family: Deference to trial strategy trumps IAC claim related to married attorneys’ conflict of interest

    All in the family: Deference to trial strategy trumps IAC claim related to married attorneys’ conflict of interest
    Spouses share many things, but there’s some things they shouldn’t—like clients. Or so teaches the sad tale of Ronald Kelly.When attorney Greg Robey lost at trial representing Kelly, he turned Kelly’s…
  • Jan 18

    The long arm of supervised release

    The long arm of supervised release
    It’s only three pages long but packs a ... punchy lesson about “termination” versus “revocation” of supervised release. The Sixth Circuit held today in United States v. Cross that district courts retain…
  • Dec 9

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Denial of Motion to Suppre

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Denial of Motion to Suppre
    In United States v. Abernathy, the Sixth Circuit considered the denial of a motion to suppress stemming from the search of a residence. Officers obtained a search warrant after conducting a trash pull outside Mr. Abernathy's home. That trash…
Rank this Week: 1428

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/
  • Jan 20

    Judge Boggs Takes Senior Statu

    Judge Boggs Takes Senior Statu
    Judge Danny J. Boggs recently took senior status, creating a second vacancy on the Sixth Circuit. Judge Boggs has served the Court for over 30 years, including as Chief Judge, and he was appointed by President Reagan. Recent press reports…
  • Jan 18

    SCOTUS To Decide If Clean Water Rule Can Be Challenged Directly In U.S. Circuit Court

    SCOTUS To Decide If Clean Water Rule Can Be Challenged Directly In U.S. Circuit Court
    In February of last year, we reported on the Sixth Circuit’s split-panel holding that it had jurisdiction to review challenges to the validity of the “Clean Water Rule” (which clarifies the term “waters of the United…
  • Jan 9

    Sixth Circuit: City Waived Exhaustion Requirement By Removing Takings Claim to Federal Court

    Sixth Circuit: City Waived Exhaustion Requirement By Removing Takings Claim to Federal Court
    Normally, a regulatory-takings plaintiff must seek compensation through “procedures the State has provided,” before suing in federal court.  Last week, in a unanimous unpublished opinion, Lilly Investments v. City of…
Rank this Week: 3922

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
  • Jan 3

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument
    Happy New Year! After seeing my recent post on how I’m using my iPad Pro for appellate arguments, the good folks at the Texas Bar Journal asked if I’d like to publish a version of it in print. That version appears in the…
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
Rank this Week: 1554

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
  • Jan 13

    Moore v. Texas - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Moore v. Texas - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 29, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas. In 1980, Bobby James Moore was convicted of capital murder for the shooting of James McCarble, a seventy-year-old store clerk, in Houston, Texas. Moore was…
  • Jan 11

    Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On December 7, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in 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…
  • Jan 4

    Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International

    Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International
    On November 2, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company owns a subsidiary that, in 2007, contracted to provide Venezuela's…
Rank this Week: 1923

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2823

Second Opinions

Second Opinions

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

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

    Special Education Case -- "Clear Consensus"

    Special Education Case -- "Clear Consensus"
    The Second Circuit, in A.M. v. New York City Department of Education, held that where the school district developed an Individualized Education Program ("IEP") for an autistic child, that was against the clear consensus of the substance of…
  • Oct 31

    Certified Question on Punitive Damages in Cases under New York City Human Rights Law

    Certified Question on Punitive Damages in Cases under New York City Human Rights Law
    What is the standard for assessing punitive damages in a pregnancy discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law?.  The law itself doesn't set a standard, so the district judge in Chauca v. Abraham, borrowed the standard…
  • Oct 31

    Clear and Unmistakable.  The Second…

    Clear and Unmistakable.  The Second Circuit has reiterated its holding that if a contract agreement provides for arbitration for discrimination claims does not include statutory claims unless the contract's language is clear and…
Rank this Week: 1412

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1445

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: 1410

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: 4136

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
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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/
  • Sep 8

    Partnerships in Action: BCS and NYPD Team Up to Clean Up

    Partnerships in Action: BCS and NYPD Team Up to Clean Up
    by Moises Reyes, Community Service CoordinatorBronx Community Solutions' work in action.(mailbox graffiti before and after)Today, the community service team, along with police officer Clarivel Socola from the Bronx's 41st Precinct, headed to…
  • Aug 12

    National Night Out

    National Night Out
    by Moises Reyes, Coordinator of Community Service & InitiativesOn Tuesday August 2, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions' Community Service Crew went to Longwood Avenue and Southern Blvd to support the NYPD's 41st Precinct with National…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1441

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4018

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
Rank this Week: 4830

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

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

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy
    Where third-country nationals hold a ‘residence card of a family member of a Union citizen’, UK cannot make right of entry subject to requirement to first obtain visa>> McCarthy had dual British and Irish nationality. He and…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft
    EU law not laying down principle of non-discrimination on grounds of obesityThe Employment Equality Directive (Directive 2000/78/EC) prohibits discrimination based on religion, belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in relation to…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez
    Local rule setting maximum age for recruitment of police officers at 30 years contrary to EU law>> The Employment Equality Directive (The EE Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC)  prohibits any form of discrimination in employment based…
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Underneath Their Robes

Underneath Their Robes

News, gossip, and colorful commentary about the federal judiciary.

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/
  • Sep 25

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition
    Never in her wildest dreams did Article III Groupie imagine that she'd be the author of a well-reviewed novel boasting blurbs from the likes of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and Judge Richard A. Posner. What more could a girl ask...
  • Sep 5

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe
    Article III Groupie has a new project. If you would be interested in reading about a young lawyer's quest to join the ranks of the Elect, i.e., to secure a Supreme Court clerkship, check out the link below. Preface [Supreme Ambitions]
  • Feb 4

    In re Underneath Their Robe

    In re Underneath Their Robe
    Alas, this blog is no longer active. Of course, please feel free to browse through the extensive archives.
Rank this Week: 2712