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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Mar 30

    Argument preview: Court to take on undistributed funds and bankruptcy conversion

    Argument preview: Court to take on undistributed funds and bankruptcy conversion
    The Court closes out the last day of its March argument session with the second of a pair of bankruptcy cases, Harris v. Viegelahn. This surely is one of the more low-stakes cases of the Term: a dispute involving a little more than $4,000,…
  • Mar 30

    A modest gain for electronic privacy

    A modest gain for electronic privacy
    The cause of electronic privacy gained a bit in the Supreme Court on Monday as the Justices ruled that it is a search, subject to constitutional challenge, when police install a monitoring device on an individual’s body to track…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Mar 30

    Another area where our criminal justice system is failing

    Another area where our criminal justice system is failing
    This time it's prisons.  The N.Y. Times Magazine took a close look at our prison system and it isn't pretty. The first article is about our SuperMax.  It's really really bad:Inmates at the ADX spend approximately 23 hours of each…
  • Mar 26

    SDFLA ranks second in courtroom hours per judge

    SDFLA ranks second in courtroom hours per judge
    Here's an interesting piece on judicial productivity by Judge William Young and Jordan Singer.  It discusses how courtroom hours are way down across the board.  But our District still has quite a bit of in court hours, and we rank…
  • Mar 24

    11th Circuit argument centers on "dildos and cock rings"

    11th Circuit argument centers on "dildos and cock rings"
    No joke.  While David Ovalle was waiting to see the Lolita arguments, he got to see Paul Petruzzi argue that his client -- a drama teacher convicted of attempting to have sex was a 16-year old former student -- was prejudiced by the…
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Mar 30

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)
    Don't sign boilerplate settlement agreements that say that you're releasing "everyone" if you want to preserve your right to sue someone else.  Even if it's boilerplate, even if there was no real intent to release everyone by any of the…
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
Rank this Week: 263

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Case o' The Week: Till the Guidelines Do Us Part - Hymas and Burden of Proof at Sentencing

    Case o' The Week: Till the Guidelines Do Us Part - Hymas and Burden of Proof at Sentencing
    In a successful marriage, couples share everything. (Except relevant conduct loss amounts). United States v. Hymas, 2014 WL 1319543 (9thCir. Mar. 25, 2015), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Clifton, joined by Judges M. Smith…
  • Mar 27

    United States v. Shaw, No. 13-50136…

    United States v. Shaw, No. 13-50136 (Schroeder with Pregerson and Nguyen) ---  The Ninth Circuit affirmed a conviction for bank fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1344(1), holding that the jury was properly instructed that a scheme "to defraud…
  • Mar 27

    United States v. Haischer, No. 13-10392…

    United States v. Haischer, No. 13-10392 (Clifton with Tashima and McKeown).In a forceful and powerful decision, the 9th emphasizes that a defendant should be, and must be, given great latitude in mounting a defense. Here, the defendant in a…
Rank this Week: 275

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: 309

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 416

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Mar 30

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para terça-feira (31)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para terça-feira (31)
    Revista Justiça No quadro “Direito Penal”, o advogado criminalista e professor Luiz Cogan fala sobre os princípios constitucionais penais. O “Revista Justiça” também conta com a…
  • Mar 30

    Governador de SP questiona lei sobre inclusão de consumidor em cadastros de inadimplente

    Governador de SP questiona lei sobre inclusão de consumidor em cadastros de inadimplente
    O governador de São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, ingressou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) com a Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI) 5273, com pedido de liminar, impugnando a lei estadual 15.659/2015, que regulamenta…
  • Mar 30

    PGR questiona lei sobre funcionamento de rádios comunitárias em Uberaba (MG)

    PGR questiona lei sobre funcionamento de rádios comunitárias em Uberaba (MG)
    O procurador-geral da República, Rodrigo Janot, ajuizou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) a Arguição de Descumprimento de Preceito Fundamental (ADPF) 335, com pedido de medida cautelar, contra a Lei 9.418/2004, do…
Rank this Week: 447

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: 495

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: 471

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: 472

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court weighs in on accommodations for pregnant workers, Alabama redistricting

    Supreme Court weighs in on accommodations for pregnant workers, Alabama redistricting
    Watch VideoRELATED LINKSJustices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf Must employers make special considerations for pregnant workers? Justices add cases on housing discrimination, political contributions GWEN IFILL: A busy day at…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court tests EPA’s limits on mercury air pollution

    Supreme Court tests EPA’s limits on mercury air pollution
    Watch VideoRELATED LINKSEPA weighs environmental consequences of ethanol with proposed cuts EPA delays rule to cut carbon from new coal power plants In Peru, Gold Rush Leads to Mercury Contamination Concerns GWEN IFILL: Now we turn to…
  • Mar 25

    High court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review

    High court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review
    File photo of Supreme Court justices by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Reuters WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court says a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama’s Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race…
Rank this Week: 575

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/
  • Mar 30

    Of Dog worship & typos...

    Of Dog worship & typos...
    Bed's latest column is out. He's gone from last month's "people don't read" to "people don't proofread." Bedsworth: In Floridian Police Dog Rugs We Trust"[T]he cool kids are not the ones who can quote the California Style Manual.…
  • Mar 27

    Appellate specialization help lead to the bench?

    Appellate specialization help lead to the bench?
    SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of George F. Bird, Frank J. Menetrez, Michael C. Small and Kevin P. Stennis to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Menetrez, 49, of…
  • Mar 26

    9th Circuit sits in San Diego on Monday

    9th Circuit sits in San Diego on Monday
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hold a special sitting March 30, 2015, at the Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse in San Diego, California. Oral arguments will begin at 10 a.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom (Room…
Rank this Week: 642

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/
  • Mar 27

    Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied

    Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied
    DietGoal v. Red Robin, 2:12cv0764 (3/20/15) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied This case represents another data point under 35 U.S.C. § 285, in which a prevailing party…
  • Mar 23

    20th Annual Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture and Banquet

    20th Annual Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture and Banquet
    A famous historian once observed of the southern part of the United States that in it the past is not forgotten - in fact it really isn't even past. Ready to be stickered as an aditional exhibit in support of...
  • Mar 23

    Houston Chronicle article on patent docket

    Houston Chronicle article on patent docket
    Interesting article about the local patent docket by reporter Dylan Baddour in Thursday's Houston Chronicle. The article focused on some of the recent litigation involcing Apple, and has commentary by Prof. Paul Janicke and me on the whys and…
Rank this Week: 685

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

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

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

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

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

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

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

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 774

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
  • Mar 30

    Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On March 9, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads. The question in this case is whether the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 unconstitutionally delegates…
  • Mar 17

    Yates v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Yates v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Yates v. United States. This case concerns whether Mr. Yates’ order to his crew to throw undersized fish back into the Gulf of Mexico during the course of a government…
  • Mar 16

    Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On March 2, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inArizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The first question in the case is whether Arizona’s reliance on a commission to draw up congressional…
Rank this Week: 1035

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
  • Mar 23

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 6: Oral Argument and the Decision

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 6: Oral Argument and the Decision
    This post features the video and slidedeck for the sixth lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. This topic is timely for me as I prepare to stand at this podium…
  • Mar 18

    What a Legal-Writing Professor Wishes He’d Known as a New Lawyer

    What a Legal-Writing Professor Wishes He’d Known as a New Lawyer
    In this month’s Austin Lawyer, UT Law Professor Wayne Schiess published a short piece (also available here) pointing out four things he wishes he’d known about legal writing when he finished law school. I was struck by his first…
Rank this Week: 1047

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 935

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: 1097

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: 1126

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: 1281

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/
  • Mar 21

    NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015

    NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015
    New York's Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will moderate a panel of state Chief Justices from around the country, Monday, March 23, 5-7 pm, at Albany Law School, for the annual Cooke State Constitutional Commentary Symposium  More…
  • Mar 5

    Preet Bharara on Sheldon Silver: Prosecutorial Ethics?

    Preet Bharara on Sheldon Silver: Prosecutorial Ethics?
    Is U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara behaving more like a politician or like a prosecutor bound by the rules of legal ethics? Do his press conferences, speeches, interviews, and other public comments about Sheldon Silver, the now-indicted former…
  • Feb 21

    NY's Chief Judge Lippman on Exoneration

    NY's Chief Judge Lippman on Exoneration
    Guest Post By Catherine L. Bonventre Ms. Bonventre, a graduate of Albany Law School, is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany.  She is co-editor of EXAMINING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS: STEPPING BACK,…
Rank this Week: 1334

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: 1288

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: 1163

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: 1272

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: 1188

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: 1726

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/
  • Mar 30

    Supreme Court keeps an eye out for cases in which to grant review on its own motion

    Supreme Court keeps an eye out for cases in which to grant review on its own motion
    The Supreme Court last week granted review on its own motion in Maas v. Superior Court, which raises the issue whether Code of Civil Procedure section 170.6 permits a peremptory challenge to be asserted, before an order to show cause has…
  • Mar 27

    Summary of March 25, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of March 25, 2015 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, March 25, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Mar 27

    Despite cert. denial, Supreme Court’s Iskanian opinion could still get SCOTUS review

    Despite cert. denial, Supreme Court’s Iskanian opinion could still get SCOTUS review
    Last June, in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, the California Supreme Court settled a split of authority among California Courts of Appeal over the enforceability of arbitration clauses waiving representative actions permitted…
Rank this Week: 2358

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/
  • Mar 30

    Inmate wins civil rights appeal

    Inmate wins civil rights appeal
    This inmate brought a First Amendment lawsuit alleging that prison authorities retaliated against him for filing grievances. The inmates also raised a due process claim. The district court dismissed the case on summary judgment. The Court of…
  • Mar 26

    [Redacted]

    [Redacted]
    The Court of Appeals on March 26 issued a ruling that tells us very little about why the defendant is entitled to a re-sentencing. In fact, it tells us nothing.The case is United States v. Watkins. Here is the text of the ruling:Emory Watkins…
  • Mar 25

    GoDaddy is immune from defamation suit under Communications Decency Act

    GoDaddy is immune from defamation suit under Communications Decency Act
    This is a case for the modern age. Plaintiff was defamed in a union newsletter after he refused to endorse a union president in 2002. After plaintiff was blackballed from jobs for years, in 2012, the newsletters containing the defamatory…
Rank this Week: 2287

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1820

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: 2023

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/
  • Mar 29

    Bail-Review Blues II (Round Three)

    Bail-Review Blues II (Round Three)
    State v. Weaver, 2015 VT 44 (mem.)By Andrew DelaneyThis is technically round three of a bail-review saga. We covered the last opinion here. In the interest of economy (or, if you want to be all ugly about it, my laziness), we’re not…
  • Mar 16

    Size Does Matter

    Size Does Matter
    State v. Hurley2015 VT 46Graduation tassels, air fresheners, and fuzzy dice have all sat in the trunk of my car anxiously waiting for the day when I can proudly display them from my review mirror.  Unfortunately, they probably still need…
  • Mar 16

    Party Like It's 1828

    Party Like It's 1828
    Flex-A-Seal v. Safford2015 VT 40Just the other day, I thought, “Gee, I wonder how many cases from the 1800s still apply today,” then this gem fell into my lap.Flex-A-Seal sued Safford in 2001 for embezzling funds during her…
Rank this Week: 2269

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/
  • Mar 25

    Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence

    Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence
    This book recently arrived in the Jurisdynamics Network's mailbox — Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice Beyond the Middle East, available at http://bit.ly/PhilosophyNonviolence. The…
  • Mar 19

    Toward a Developmental Finance State

    Toward a Developmental Finance State
    Robert C. Hockett and Saule T. Omarova have posted a draft of their important—hence highly recommended—new article, “Public Actors in Private Markets: Toward a Developmental Finance State,” at SSRN, available here. The…
  • Mar 17

    California Supreme Court grants posthumous law license to Hong Yen Chang

    California Supreme Court grants posthumous law license to Hong Yen Chang
    [Edited]“A descendant of the wife of Hong Yen Chang was researching a book about an ancestor when she learned that her great-grand-uncle Chang had received a law degree but never practiced in California. She contacted another relative,…
Rank this Week: 2193

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    If the government doesn't like a ruling by the district court, they need to appeal

    If the government doesn't like a ruling by the district court, they need to appeal
    After his supervised release was revoked, Mr. Burch filed a notice of appeal. He was a few weeks past the 14-day deadline for filing, so he also filed request for an extension of time.* The district court granted the request. The…
  • Mar 20

    Arson, Duplicity, and the Mail

    Arson, Duplicity, and the Mail
    In United States v. Singer, Mr. Singer was convicted of involvement in a fraudulent scheme to buy properties cheaply, obtain insurance coverage, and burn down those properties for insurance proceeds. The government charged Mr. Singer with…
  • Feb 19

    Welcome To Your New Home. The Previous Occupant Committed Crime--We're Here to Search!

    Welcome To Your New Home. The Previous Occupant Committed Crime--We're Here to Search!
    The police may use evidence garnered from its investigation of a previous occupant to search a home even after a new occupant takes possession. In United States v. Burney, the police spent eight months uncovering substantial evidence that two…
Rank this Week: 2214

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/
  • Mar 18

    BCS Facilitates Dialogue Between the Court and Bronx WorkforceTraining Program

    BCS Facilitates Dialogue Between the Court and Bronx WorkforceTraining Program
    Over the past ten years, Bronx Community Solutions has developed strong relationships with Bronx judges and have broadened their sentencing options, even designing special initiatives that address large, systemic issues. A couple of months…
  • Mar 16

    BCS Hosts Second Career Talk for Intern

    BCS Hosts Second Career Talk for Intern
    Bronx Court Officers with BCS Interns for the second lunchtime career talkIt's another one for the books. Bronx Community Solutions hosted a second successful career talk for our interns, this time featuring two court officers who shared with…
  • Mar 13

    BCS Embarks on Ten Weeks of Cleanup in the 44th Precinct

    BCS Embarks on Ten Weeks of Cleanup in the 44th Precinct
    BCS crew painting over graffiti in the 44th precinctThis month, the Community Initiatives Department of Bronx Community Solutions was contacted by New York City Police Officers from the 44th  Precinct requesting support in the form of…
Rank this Week: 2211

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2209

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1707

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: 1576

352nd District Court

352nd District Court

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

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

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

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

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
  • Nov 20

    1998 – The God Pod

    1998 – The God Pod
    Two former Tarrant County jail inmates and a college professor filed suit in the 352nd District Court against Tarrant County and the Tarrant County Sheriff for operating a particular jail “pod” designated as the CEU (Chaplain’s…
Rank this Week: 1702

INCourts

INCourts

Covers Indiana court decisions.

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

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like

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

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit

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

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court
    There are a lot of mediocre people in this country, and mediocrity should be represented on the Supreme Court.
Rank this Week: 1907

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: 1659

Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal

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

http://directappeal2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2213

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: 4842

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4395

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Mar 29

    March 29, 1915 – British Chancellor Reveals Identity of Britain’s Three Main Enemie

    March 29, 1915 – British Chancellor Reveals Identity of Britain’s Three Main Enemie
    On this day in history, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George, declared to a deputation of the Shipbuilding Employer’s Federation: We are fighting Germany, Austria, and Drink, and so far as I can see, the greatest…
  • Mar 28

    The Legal Legacy of Slavery

    The Legal Legacy of Slavery
    On March 15, 2015, Edward Ball, author of Slaves in the Family had an excellent opinion piece in the “New York Times” in which he discusses the enduring legacy of slavery. He wrote: In popular memory – in white memory…
  • Mar 26

    March 26, 2004 – John Roberts Makes the Case For Judicial Minimalism

    March 26, 2004 – John Roberts Makes the Case For Judicial Minimalism
    On this day in history, the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, decided the case of PDK Laboratories v. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (362 F.3d 786, 2004). John Roberts, now Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4276

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
  • Mar 27

    JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)

    JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)
    PROFESSOR STEPHEN SIMON: University of Minnesota Law Professor Steve Simon is one of Minnesota judiciary’s most iconic figures. Virtually every Minnesota district court judge has at some point in their judicial career graduated…
  • Mar 11

    Transgender Name Change Petitions: Changing Gender on a Birth Certificate (15-05)

    Transgender Name Change Petitions: Changing Gender on a Birth Certificate (15-05)
    Name Change v. Gender Change: Presiding over a name change petition for an adult is a common occurrence for most judges. As long as certain legal and procedural requirements are met, approving the petition is usually simple and…
  • Feb 28

    Spousal Maintenance & “Karon Waivers”: The #1 Rule That Every Judge (and attorney) Should Know (15-04)

    Spousal Maintenance & “Karon Waivers”: The #1 Rule That Every Judge (and attorney) Should Know (15-04)
     KARON WAIVERS: The vast majority of divorces are resolved by agreement of the parties. With regard to spousal maintenance, many agreements include what are commonly referred to as “Karon waivers.” Karon waivers are prepared…
Rank this Week: 2735