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SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Court adds new cases to merits docket

    Court adds new cases to merits docket
    Today the Supreme Court added seven new cases, for a total of five hours of oral argument, to its merits docket for this term. The cases cover a range of issues, from a divorced couple’s dispute over military retirement pay to the scope…
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS for law students: Roe v. Wade and precedent

    SCOTUS for law students: Roe v. Wade and precedent
    Next month will mark 44 years since the Supreme Court declared the existence of a constitutional right for women to choose to terminate their pregnancies through abortion. Yet, unlike any other decision in recent decades, the longevity of Roe…
  • Dec 2

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood (finally) reviews Monday’s relists. Since the Supreme Court’s last conference, we’ve crossed an important inflection point in American civic life. It began of course with Thanksgiving, the only major holiday not…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Dec 2

    Judge Ungaro sentences Matt Greer to 3 year

    Judge Ungaro sentences Matt Greer to 3 year
    The other defendants received 18 months to probation. A fair and thoughtful sentencing determination with excellent lawyers all around. Here's the Miami Herald article.In other news, you gotta check out this disaster from the FBI and…
  • Nov 30

    Judge Ungaro hears sentencing arguments in Matthew Greer's case

    Judge Ungaro hears sentencing arguments in Matthew Greer's case
    It's Michael Sherwin and Michael Berger for the government.  And for Greer, it's Roy Black, Hy Shapiro, and Jackie Perczek.  Really great lawyering all around.  Jay Weaver from the Herald is covering the sentencing:The…
  • Nov 29

    Argument transcript in Beckles...

    Argument transcript in Beckles...
    ...is here.And the Supreme Court decided a double jeopardy case this morning, Bravo-Fernandez:The issue-preclusion component of the Double Jeopardy Clause does not bar the Government from retrying defendants, like petitioners, after a jury…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 249

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/
  • Dec 2

    People v. Mejia (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 22, 2016)

    People v. Mejia (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 22, 2016)
    I thought when I first read this opinion that Mr. Mejia was only sentenced to four years in prison, and freaked out about that fact when I got to the portion of the opinion when Justice McKinster described the facts of his offenses.  (I…
  • Dec 1

    Westside Estate Agency, Inc. v. Randall (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 1, 2016)

    Westside Estate Agency, Inc. v. Randall (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 1, 2016)
    Justice Hoffstadt begins today's opinion by saying:"We are all familiar with the phrase, “caveat emptor”: Buyer beware. This case deals with its less renowned cousin, “caveat sectorem”: Brokerbeware."Much less…
  • Nov 30

    Driscoll v. Granite Rock Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 30, 2016)

    Driscoll v. Granite Rock Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 30, 2016)
    One thing I like about reading judicial opinions is that you often learn something new.  Though, as a matter of fact, I already knew this part:"The concrete that Granitrock produces is a perishable product that cannot be stored. It is…
Rank this Week: 348

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/
  • Dec 1

    Leondra Kruger program Dec. 6

    Leondra Kruger program Dec. 6
    CWL, WLALA, APAWLA, BWLALA, LLBA -- all are co-sponsors of A Conversation with California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, at the LA Law Library the evening of December 6 (cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:00). Judge…
  • Dec 1

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    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 January 31, 2017.Judge Rupa Goswami of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
  • Nov 30

    A "new arbitration" is not an appeal

    A "new arbitration" is not an appeal
    An arbital mulligan is not an appeal.Are you aware of "new arbitration" clauses? Apparently some contracts, especially auto sales contracts, not only have arbitration provisions, but also have "new arbitration" provisions. (E.g., Sanchez v.…
Rank this Week: 290

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
  • Nov 16

    Bosse v. Oklahoma - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Bosse v. Oklahoma - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On October 11, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Bosse v. Oklahoma. In 1987, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Booth v. Maryland that the Eighth Amendment prohibits a sentencing jury in a death penalty case from considering victim…
  • Nov 15

    National Labor Relations Board v. SW General, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    National Labor Relations Board v. SW General, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 7, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in National Labor Relations Board v. SW General, Inc. SW General, Inc. provides ambulance services to hospitals in Arizona. A union had negotiated “longevity…
  • Nov 15

    Lynch v. Morales-Santana - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Lynch v. Morales-Santana - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 9, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lynch v. Morales-Santana. Morales-Santana’s father was born in Puerto Rico but acquired U.S. citizenship in 1917 under the Jones Act of Puerto Rico. Morales-Santana was…
Rank this Week: 327

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: 342

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis,…

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis, Sr. D.J., with Silverman and Nguyen).  This is an aggravated identity theft case.  The defendant was convicted of using the identity of a real person when he renewed his driver's license…
  • Nov 26

    Case o' The Week: Time for Land's End - McCandless and Bail Pending Habeas Resolution

    Case o' The Week: Time for Land's End - McCandless and Bail Pending Habeas Resolution
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- a fine time for the Ninth to be mulling Land's end. United States v. McCandless, 2016 WL 6647768 (9thCir. Nov. 10, 2016), decision available here.Players: Per curiam decision with Judges Wallace, Farris, and…
  • Nov 18

    Case o' The Week: Lin Win - Lin, Sex Trafficking Conspiracy and Guideline Sentencing

    Case o' The Week: Lin Win - Lin, Sex Trafficking Conspiracy and Guideline Sentencing
    The Honorable Judge Jerome Farris  The Ninth confirms what we thought we knew - look to the guidelines for a crime of conviction. United States v. Wei Lin, 2016 WL 6678368 (9thCir. Nov. 14, 2016), decision available here. Players:…
Rank this Week: 465

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Nov 26

    Why the Supreme People’s Court’s new demand guarantee interpretation is important

    Why the Supreme People’s Court’s new demand guarantee interpretation is important
    On 18 November, the Supreme People’s Court(SPC)  issued the Regulations on Some Issues Concerning the Trial of Independent Guarantee Disputes  (Independent Guarantees Interpretation)…
  • Nov 20

    Inspectors stationed at the Supreme People’s Court & Procuratorate

    Inspectors stationed at the Supreme People’s Court & Procuratorate
    Close followers of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) media outlets will have noticed a 15 November report of a mobilization meeting of the Central Inspection Group (CIG) #2 inspecting the SPC’s Communist Party group.  A…
  • Nov 13

    First US President (-elect) to litigate in Chinese court

    First US President (-elect) to litigate in Chinese court
    President-elect Donald Trump is a person of many firsts. It is well known that he is litigious (involved in at least 3500 lawsuits in the US federal and state courts).  What is not known outside of China is that he is the first person to…
Rank this Week: 477

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: 368

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Article 50 Hearing – the Justice

    Article 50 Hearing – the Justice
    The role of the Supreme Court A memorable pre-Christmas battle is expected as The Secretary of State for Exiting the…
  • Dec 2

    Brexit in the Supreme Court: a preview – Full Fact

    Brexit in the Supreme Court: a preview – Full Fact
    The following article by Joshua Rozenberg originally appeared on fullfact.org and can be found here. The UKSC Blog will be…
  • Dec 2

    Does the UK Supreme Court have enough power?

    Does the UK Supreme Court have enough power?
    This piece was originally published earlier today on The Conversation, and is reproduced below under a Creative Commons licence. ­…
Rank this Week: 614

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    To In Propria Persona or not In Propria Persona? Sixth Circuit Affirms Appointment of Counsel for Unruly Defendant

    To In Propria Persona or not In Propria Persona? Sixth Circuit Affirms Appointment of Counsel for Unruly Defendant
    Defense attorneys have their fair share of stories involving difficult clients, and many of us have served as "standby" counsel for defendants who wish to represent themselves (insert the old "fool for a client" adage here).  In United…
  • Nov 22

    MS Word Magicians Beware: Amendments to the FRAP are Effective on December 1st!

    MS Word Magicians Beware: Amendments to the FRAP are Effective on December 1st!
    Microsoft wordsmiths beware! The United States Supreme Court recently adopted significant revisions to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that will affect the format of every brief, motion and other document filed with the court.…
  • Nov 19

    There Is A Crown Victoria Lurking In The Shadow

    There Is A Crown Victoria Lurking In The Shadow
    Police commonly lay in wait for suspects at their homes. Armed with a search warrant for the home, the police wait until the suspect enters the curtilage of the home before revealing themselves and initiating the search. This tactic permits…
Rank this Week: 611

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court
    As in recent cycles, Republican incumbents and open-seat candidates for Texas appellate benches generally fared well in the 2016 general election. South Texas was the notable exception. The election will not change the Texas Supreme…
  • Nov 4

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument
    I just completed my second Fifth Circuit argument using my big iPad Pro in a more prominent role than ever before. Inspired by Jeff Richardson’s post about how he used an iPad to prepare for and present an appellate argument, I…
  • Oct 28

    A New Orleans State of Mind

    A New Orleans State of Mind
    I’m on something of an oral-argument streak. As of November 9, I will have argued five cases in the Texas Supreme Court or the Fifth Court of Appeals in the span of 18 months. As I’m preparing for another trip to New Orleans, I…
Rank this Week: 574

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: 675

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: 1169

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/
  • Dec 2

    Appellate Division upholds retaliation findings in SDHR case, but with low damage

    Appellate Division upholds retaliation findings in SDHR case, but with low damage
    We all know about the EEOC, the federal agency that investigates and tries to resolve employment discrimination cases. Less well-known is the State Division of Human Rights, the EEOC's counterpart in New York State. Some people file with the…
  • Nov 30

    Police directive to leave the building in a certain way does not violate Constitution

    Police directive to leave the building in a certain way does not violate Constitution
    The police arrested plaintiff's designated driver and told him to leave his friend's apartment and to leave the neighborhood. They even told him to walk a different direction down the street. When he followed the police's directive, plaintiff…
  • Nov 23

    Sexual harassment against inmate may violate the Constitution

    Sexual harassment against inmate may violate the Constitution
    You can't just smack the inmates around. The Constitution forbids it. The inmate in this case filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, which dismissed the case because the judge said he alleged isolated but "despicable" incidents…
Rank this Week: 1163

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Dec 1

    Review of “Smoke Over Birkenau” by Liana Millu

    Review of “Smoke Over Birkenau” by Liana Millu
    Liana Millu was an Jewish Italian Partisan who was arrested in 1944 and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Of the 672 people in her transport, 57 lived to return home. Smoke Over Birkenau is one of the few testimonies to record the experience of…
  • Nov 28

    November 28, 1990 – Margaret Thatcher Formally Resigns as British Prime Minister

    November 28, 1990 – Margaret Thatcher Formally Resigns as British Prime Minister
    On this day in history, Margaret Thatcher, the so-called “Iron Lady” of Great Britain, tendered her resignation to the Queen after John Major had been elected her successor the day before. She told reporters: We’re leaving…
  • Nov 26

    November 26, 1883: Sojourner Truth Died

    November 26, 1883: Sojourner Truth Died
    Women’s rights advocate Sojourner Truth died on November 26, 1883. The date of her birth is uncertain, but around 1797 she was born a slave called “Isabella” in Ulster, New York. Her master spoke only Dutch, so that’s…
Rank this Week: 788

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Nov 30

    Supreme Court weighs bond hearings for detained immigrant

    Supreme Court weighs bond hearings for detained immigrant
    Visitors enter the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S. October 5, 2016. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters WASHINGTON — A seemingly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday tried to figure out whether the government can detain immigrants…
  • Nov 18

    Sessions known for tough stance on immigration — and failed judgeship

    Sessions known for tough stance on immigration — and failed judgeship
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: And now for our in-depth look at President-elect Trump’s latest picks for his top jobs in his administration. We start with Senator Jeff Sessions, one of the most conservative U.S.…
  • Nov 13

    Trump’s presidential pen could remake Supreme Court’s agenda

    Trump’s presidential pen could remake Supreme Court’s agenda
    Visitors enter the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S. October 5, 2016. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters WASHINGTON — Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious…
Rank this Week: 967

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/
  • Nov 20

    Whose Line is it Anyway?

    Whose Line is it Anyway?
    I'm Mr. Seagull and I neitherapprove nor disapprove of this summary. I'm just a bird with an expression that vaguely resembles the famous McKayla Maroney shot from 2012State v. B.C., 2016 VT 66By Andrew DelaneyOnce a criminal…
  • Nov 19

    It’s Raining, It’s Pouring . . . Is The Old Culvert Diverting?

    It’s Raining, It’s Pouring . . . Is The Old Culvert Diverting?
    Regan v. Spector, 2016 VT 116By Thomas M. Kester The issue in this case is surface-water redirection. There is a hillside dissected by two roads and property lots below the top road are owned by the Regans and Spectors (Regans live…
  • Nov 12

    A Rose by Any Other Name . . .

    A Rose by Any Other Name . . .
    Chandler v. State, 2016 VT 62By Andrew Delaney“Would smell as sweet,” Shakespeare wrote. And this case also teaches us that creative labeling cannot change the nature of a thing. For example, just because we describe this blog as…
Rank this Week: 820

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 16

    Post - Release Supervision

    Post - Release Supervision
    The New York State Legislature amended the sentencing scheme for violent felons to require that every sentence for a violent felony must be followed by a post-release supervision ("PRS") term.  Some judges.however did not pronounce PRS…
Rank this Week: 1322

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 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…
  • May 23

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner
    by Shlomit Levy, Clinical CoordinatorOn Friday May 20, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions hosted an appreciation breakfast to personally thank those agencies who have partnered with us over the years.  Our partnersrange from employment…
Rank this Week: 1114

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: 1298

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: 1068

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: 795

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/
  • Dec 2

    Cell phone search, death penalty opinions filing Monday

    Cell phone search, death penalty opinions filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file opinions in People v. Macabeo, which was argued on the early-May calendar, and People v. Williams, which was argued on the early-September calendar. Given that the Supreme Court is normally…
  • Dec 2

    Summary of November 30, 2016 conference report for civil case

    Summary of November 30, 2016 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, November 30, 2016. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Dec 1

    Supreme Court finds duty to protect third persons from take-home asbestos exposure

    Supreme Court finds duty to protect third persons from take-home asbestos exposure
    In Kesner v. Superior Court (consolidated with Haver v. BNSF Railway Company), the Supreme Court today holds that employers and landowners owe a duty of care to workers’ household members who are exposed to asbestos when the workers…
Rank this Week: 3260

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/
  • Dec 2

    Tire Company Can’t Compel Arbitration in China Under Expired Contract

    Tire Company Can’t Compel Arbitration in China Under Expired Contract
    Yesterday, in Linglong Americas, Inc. v. Horizon Tire, Inc., a unanimous panel of the Sixth Circuit rejected a tire manufacturer’s attempt to compel arbitration of claims in China under a contract that had already expired.  The…
  • Nov 28

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split FCA Decision in Fracking Case

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split FCA Decision in Fracking Case
    In United States ex rel. Harper v. Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, a divided panel of the Sixth Circuit interpreted the 2010 amendments to the False Claims Act (FCA) and affirmed the district court’s dismissal of…
  • Nov 22

    Sixth Circuit, Enforcing Notice of Appeal Rule, Denies Challenge to $225M Auto Part Price Fixing Settlement

    Sixth Circuit, Enforcing Notice of Appeal Rule, Denies Challenge to $225M Auto Part Price Fixing Settlement
    On Friday, the Sixth Circuit refused to overturn a $225 million settlement deal reached between end-payor plaintiffs and auto parts makers accused of price fixing. Two objectors to the deal had asked the court to review a June order by U.S.…
Rank this Week: 3890

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: 3970

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: 2102

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: 1412

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2893

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Nov 29

    Child labor violations continue in the 21st century

    Child labor violations continue in the 21st century
    We have written about labor laws before – particularly about work hours, safety and conditions of employment. See here for one such post. A recent story in the news concerns a labor contractor in Utah facing a federal judge for…
  • Nov 13

    11 year-old arrested for cyberbullying

    11 year-old arrested for cyberbullying
    In October, 2016, a student at Hawthorne Elementary School in Waukesha, Wisconsin, was arrested for cyberbullying after being identified as the source of threatening messages sent to classmates. The fourth-grader used the handle…
  • Nov 1

    Pre-teens cyberbully with naked photo

    Pre-teens cyberbully with naked photo
    8-year-old boys in a school community in West Auckland, New Zealand, were discovered harassing classmates with nude photos secretly taken of girls getting undressed in school camps. The pictures were posted online which brought the local…
Rank this Week: 2373

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/
  • Nov 29

    Exceptional Case

    Exceptional Case
    Just over four years ago, Dallas lawyer Austin Hansley was working handling DWI and small criminal cases, with a memorable TV ad complete with flashing police lights and inmates in orange jumpsuits. But for reasons unknown, at least to me,...
  • Nov 23

    EDTX Court Preliminarily Enjoins New Overtime Exemption Rules Nationwide

    EDTX Court Preliminarily Enjoins New Overtime Exemption Rules Nationwide
    Yesterday afternoon Judge Amos Mazzant, who sits in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas, issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new overtime exemption rules issued in May…
  • Nov 23

    Motion to Consolidate Cases For Trial Denied Under 35 USC § 299

    Motion to Consolidate Cases For Trial Denied Under 35 USC § 299
    Remember that case I posted on yesterday where the two defendants were seeking a severance, and the court denied it, subject to addressing the issue at the pretrial conference? Well, this is a different case in which the same plaintiff...
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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/
  • Nov 22

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really?

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really?
    Donald Trump We've heard from President-elect Trump about how much he admired Justice Antonin Scalia. Since early in his campaign, he has repeated that he wants to appoint Justices like Scalia. Trump supporters, both in and out of…
  • Nov 9

    Part 9 - Observations: Polarized? Decisions Unsigned? (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)

    Part 9 - Observations: Polarized? Decisions Unsigned? (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)
    Well, we elected a new president yesterday. God bless our country through the next four years. Among many other things, whatever may become of the Supreme Court, we are fortunate in New York to have the Court of Appeals, which historically…
  • Oct 31

    Part 8 - Observations: Generally Conservative (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)

    Part 8 - Observations: Generally Conservative (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)
    We saw in the last post that the early DiFiore Court has compiled a record in criminal cases that is somewhat pro-prosecution. More specifically, in the first half-year of criminal appeals since Janet DiFiore has presided over New York's…
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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/
  • Nov 22

    Cincinnati Area Attorney Suspended for Two Year

    Cincinnati Area Attorney Suspended for Two Year
    The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Cincinnati-area attorney for providing assistance and poor advice to a man who violated a civil protection order and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
  • Nov 22

    Two Ohio Attorneys With Felony Convictions Suspended

    Two Ohio Attorneys With Felony Convictions Suspended
    The Supreme Court today suspended Carly L. Snavely of Chagrin Falls and Arthur A. Ames of Dayton.
  • Nov 21

    Immigrant Can Withdraw Admission of Guilt to Avoid Deportation

    Immigrant Can Withdraw Admission of Guilt to Avoid Deportation
    If a pretrial diversion program requires a noncitizen to admit guilt, a trial court must warn the accused that he or she could be deported, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.
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Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Cara Mengetahui Kosmetik Yang Berbahaya

    Cara Mengetahui Kosmetik Yang Berbahaya
     Baru-baru ini kerap mengedar iklan- iklan perangkat kosmetik kecantikan yang menjanjikan kulit putih molek merona oleh langkah yang instan serta singkat, beragam produsen baru-baru ini berawal terang-terangan pasarkan produknya elegan…
  • Nov 15

    cara merawat rambut gimbal agar sehat

    cara merawat rambut gimbal agar sehat
     Rambut gimbal sepertinya sama oleh berantakan dan kusut. Langkah perawatan rambut gimbal. Eits namun tunggulah dahulu mempunyai type rambut gimbal bukanlah bermakna lepas besutan perawatan rambut, hal semacam ini malah demikian…
  • Nov 13

    cara merawat rambut bayi agar lebih sehat

    cara merawat rambut bayi agar lebih sehat
     Bayi dilahirkan oleh beragam macam-macam keadaan rambut di kepala, terdapat yang telah mempunyai rambut yang lebat, terdapat yang rambutnya tidak tebal halus atau malahan lahir oleh tak terdapat rambut serupa sekali dengan kata lain…
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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: 4989

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 1

    Pro se appeal of non-decision dismissed for lack of jurisdiction

    Pro se appeal of non-decision dismissed for lack of jurisdiction
                In Marshall v. Commissioner of PA DOC, et al. 16-9000 (10/25/2016), the Third Circuit dismissed this pro se appeal for lack of jurisdiction.  Marshall is a capital inmate…
  • Nov 1

    Elonis STILL guilty for Facebook threat

    Elonis STILL guilty for Facebook threat
    In US v. Elonis, 12-3798 (10/28/2016), the Third Circuit affirms Elonis’s conviction for Facebook threats -- again.  SCOTUS vacated the Circuit’s original denial of Elonsis’s appeal.  As a matter of statutory…
  • Nov 1

    Interlocutory appeal of disclosure order in grand jury proceedings dismissed for lack of jurisdiction

    Interlocutory appeal of disclosure order in grand jury proceedings dismissed for lack of jurisdiction
                The Third Circuit dismissed the appeal in In Re Grand Jury Matter #3, 15-2475 (10/28/2016), for lack of jurisdiction.  In response to a grand jury subpoena, John Doe’s accountant gave the…
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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
Rank this Week: 1491

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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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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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/
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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.
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Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
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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,…
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