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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    The Relist Watch before Christma

    The Relist Watch before Christma
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases, with help from Clement Clarke Moore.   ‘Twas the last Conference before break, when all through the land; All the lawyers were waiting, petitions in hand; Their eyes were trained…
  • Dec 18

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Although the Court is officially in recess until January, business continues there.  Yesterday the Court turned down Arizona’s application to allow it to deny driver’s licenses to “Dreamers” — young adults…
  • Dec 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Bower v. Texas 14-292 Issue: (1) Whether the former Texas special issues for death penalty sentencing do provide – as the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held – or do not provide – as…
Rank this Week: 11

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 18

    Lots of SDFLA new

    Lots of SDFLA new
    Acquittals, spies being returned, and all sorts of other fun. One story that was under the radar yesterday was President Obama's stingy list of pardons (only 12!) and commutations. There was one SDFLA case:-- Bernard Bryan Bulcourf –…
  • Dec 17

    Breaking -- ICE agent found Not Guilty across the board

    Breaking -- ICE agent found Not Guilty across the board
    Congrats to Silvia Piñera-Vazquez and the Raskins for their across the board Not Guilty verdict for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Juan F. Martinez before Judge Altonaga.
  • Dec 16

    "I’m going to treat her like somebody who is what she is — a common criminal.

    "I’m going to treat her like somebody who is what she is — a common criminal.
    That was Judge Scola after "North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau was found guilty by a federal jury Tuesday of using her 'celebrity' as a Haitian-American community leader to lure 'straw buyers' into an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme during …
Rank this Week: 77

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: 125

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/
  • Dec 16

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder
    Tonight the U.S. Senate confirmed both nominees for vacant Eastern District judgeships, Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman, and Trey Schroeder of Texarkana. So for the next 90 days the Eastern District will enjoy the rare situation that all eight…
  • Dec 16

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa
    Jabary v. Terrell, December 10, 2014; July 17, 204 (NO. 4:10-CV-711) Judge: Ron Clark; Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part and Denied in Part Judge Clark adopted Judge Mazzant's report and…
  • Dec 16

    Motions for Sanctions Denied: $10,000 Assessed for "Sanctions First" Approach

    Motions for Sanctions Denied: $10,000 Assessed for "Sanctions First" Approach
    Syneron Medical Ltd. v. Viora Ltd. et al, 2:14cv639 (12/12/14) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: Motions for Sanctions Denied; $10,000 Assessed for "Sanctions First" Approach Two months after the filing of the plaintiffs complaint, defendant…
Rank this Week: 192

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 182

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 17

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)
    There's only one published opinion from the Ninth Circuit today.  But it's a procedural doozy.Do you remember your first year of civil procedure?  That's what this case is all about.  (At least as I read it.)  It's about…
  • Dec 15

    Abdisalan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)

    Abdisalan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)
    Sometimes circuit precedent matters.Judge Tallman writes a panel opinion in an immigration case that concludes that, under circuit precedent, Ms. Abdisalan's appeal is untimely.  Judge Watford thinks that this decision is unjust, and…
  • Dec 15

    Vivid Entertainment v. Fielding (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)

    Vivid Entertainment v. Fielding (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)
    Jobs continue to flow out of California.  And the judiciary is doing absolutely nothing to stop it.The jobs to which I refer are jobs that arise from legalized vice.  The industry is simply on the decline in our state.On the…
Rank this Week: 253

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Case o' The Week: Camou no L’Étranger to Cell Phone privacy - Fourth Amendment and Cell Phone Searche

    Case o' The Week: Camou no L’Étranger to Cell Phone privacy - Fourth Amendment and Cell Phone Searche
      The risk, for the government, when it “throws it all up against the barn Hon. Judge Harry Pregersonto see what sticks?”   You may draw the wrong barn.   United States v. Camou, 2014 WL 6980135 (9thCir.…
  • Dec 12

    US v. Camou, No. 12-50598…

    US v. Camou, No. 12-50598 (12-11-14)(Pregerson with Fisher and Gwinnett, D.J.). A search incident to arrest, ends with the arrest. It can only occur when (1) the search is of the person or immediate vicinity; and (2) be spatially and…
  • Dec 9

     Warger v. Shauers, No. 13-517…

     Warger v. Shauers, No. 13-517 (Sotomayor, J. for a unanimous Court) --- Rule 606(b) of the Federal Rules of Evidence does not permit the introduction of an affidavit from one juror that alleges that another juror lied in response to…
Rank this Week: 340

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: 343

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 468

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/
  • Dec 15

    Diagnosing what ails u

    Diagnosing what ails u
    I suspect states of denial, wishful thinking, and self-deception are ubiquitous in our society; combine that with chronic cognitive myopia, an addiction to short-term hedonic gratification, and dispositional tendencies toward such…
  • Dec 1

    Advaita Vedānta and bhakti spiritual praxi

    Advaita Vedānta and bhakti spiritual praxi
    Owing to the good graces of Elisa Freschi, I have a short guest post up at the Indian philosophy blog on the role of bhakti spiritual praxis in the Advaita Vedānta tradition. If you’re not familiar with Advaita Vedānta (an…
  • Nov 16

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation
    Analogous to the Pascalian prescription for acting as if one believes and has faith (‘Follow the way by which they began; by acting as if they believed, taking the holy water, having masses said, etc. Even this will naturally make…
Rank this Week: 525

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Dec 15

    Police can use evidence seized during mistaken traffic stops, Supreme Court rule

    Police can use evidence seized during mistaken traffic stops, Supreme Court rule
    WASHINGTON — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 8-1 decision written by Chief…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court blocks Arizona push to limit abortion drug

    Supreme Court blocks Arizona push to limit abortion drug
    Arizona’s attempt to regulate where women can be treated with medication that induces abortion has been struck down by the Supreme Court. Photo by Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refusing…
  • Dec 9

    Elite circle of lawyers finds repeat success getting cases to the Supreme Court

    Elite circle of lawyers finds repeat success getting cases to the Supreme Court
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSClosing the book on Amazon and Hachette feud Must employers make special considerations for pregnant workers? ‘Breaking In’ explores Sotomayor’s Supreme Court disruptions and…
Rank this Week: 524

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: 470

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: 486

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria
    Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish…
  • Oct 3

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria
    Turkey’s military struck targets inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s office said in a statement. “Our armed forces…
  • Oct 2

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
Rank this Week: 616

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 17

    Suicide note was in "plain view"

    Suicide note was in "plain view"
    The Court of Appeals grants summary judgment to police officers who seized a suicide note that was in plain view after the entered the house following a 911 call. Even if the police could have handled things better, they are entitled to…
  • Dec 15

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff
    The plaintiff alleged that the police subjected him to excessive force. The plaintiff survived a motion for summary judgment and the case went to trial. The jury found for the police officers. But the case did not end then and there. Arguing…
  • Dec 12

    No pretext, no case.

    No pretext, no case.
    Another tutorial from the Court of Appeals tells us what it takes to win an employment discrimination case, and how hard it is to prove that the employer's reason for firing the plaintiff is a pretext.The case is Mathew v. North Shore Long…
Rank this Week: 753

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Dec 16

    Proposed MSC Rule Change #3: Amici may respond as of right to rehearing motion

    Proposed MSC Rule Change #3: Amici may respond as of right to rehearing motion
    For those of us who regularly represent industry associations, trade organizations, and other interest groups in the Michigan Supreme Court, the proposed rule to allow amici to answer rehearing motions is quite welcomed.  Under the…
  • Dec 15

    MSC to determine when a legal malpractice claim accrue

    MSC to determine when a legal malpractice claim accrue
    The Michigan Supreme Court granted leave to appeal in Bernstein v. Seyburn, Kahn, Ginn, Bess, & Serlin PC, No. 149032, to determine whether Bernstein’s malpractice claim accrued at the time Bess discontinued general legal services…
  • Dec 11

    COA clarifies a merchant’s duty to provide adequate security at a nightclub

    COA clarifies a merchant’s duty to provide adequate security at a nightclub
    The Michigan Court of Appeals in Mouzon v. Blackwell Center, No. 312219 held that a nightclub did not breach its duty to patrons when it did not provide armed security guards nor notify authorities of a shooting because police were already on…
Rank this Week: 780

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: 760

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: 798

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/
  • Dec 18

    City Appeals Process for Traffic Camera Violations Does Not Infringe on Jurisdiction of Court

    City Appeals Process for Traffic Camera Violations Does Not Infringe on Jurisdiction of Court
    The Ohio Supreme Court today upheld Toledo’s automated traffic camera system used to catch red-light and speeding violations.
  • Dec 17

    Twelfth District: Law Blocks Amputee from Suing Good Samaritan

    Twelfth District: Law Blocks Amputee from Suing Good Samaritan
    A trucker trapped between his rig and a loading dock cannot sue a man who was trying to free him when the rescuer accidentally let the tractor-trailer slip in reverse and crushed the trucker’s leg, the Twelfth District Court of Appeals…
  • Dec 17

    Village Employee Not Entitled to Whistleblower Protection

    Village Employee Not Entitled to Whistleblower Protection
    An employee of the village of Cardington claiming he was fired for reporting problems at the local wastewater treatment plant did not establish that he qualified as a whistleblower under state law or that his employer committed any crimes,…
Rank this Week: 1072

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 17

    California’s independent constitution

    California’s independent constitution
    The Fall/Winter 2014 newsletter of the California Supreme Court Historical Society (I serve on the Society’s board) is available online.  It includes two articles about the California constitution from authoritative sources. Chief…
  • Dec 16

    Governor Brown defends his appointment of Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court

    Governor Brown defends his appointment of Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court
    In interviews with California legal newspapers published today, Governor Jerry Brown has defended Leondra R. Kruger, his most recent appointee to the state Supreme Court. The governor’s remarks come a week before Ms. Kruger’s…
  • Dec 14

    Willie Brown is “Puzzled over Jerry Brown’s East Coast nominee for Supreme Court”

    Willie Brown is “Puzzled over Jerry Brown’s East Coast nominee for Supreme Court”
    Willie Brown, a California political legend as Assembly speaker and San Francisco mayor, in today’s San Francisco Chronicle asks about Governor Jerry Brown’s appointment of Washington, D.C., resident Leondra Kruger to the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 973

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 17

    Leondra Kruger is Active

    Leondra Kruger is Active
    The DJ reports that nominee Leondra Kruger activated her California Bar membership yesterday. (Here's the page: enjoy now b/c once she's a judge, the page won't provide as much information.) This report comes in the article: "In Unusual Move,…
  • Dec 17

    DJ profiles Iconoclastic Maverick

    DJ profiles Iconoclastic Maverick
    Yes, that would be Judge Kozinski, former Chief of the 9th Circuit 2007-2014 and former Chief of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1982-1985. Fresh off his appearances at a Shabbat MCLE and attending the ASCDC judicial reception, yesterday's…
  • Dec 15

    Happy Bill of Rights Day!

    Happy Bill of Rights Day!
    Celebrate the Day with these links: here and here.Today's DJ runs:"A love letter" from retired Justice Grodin outlining why he loves the Court of Appeals' recent opinion (by 1/2's PJ Kline) in People v. Buza."4th District Split on Criteria…
Rank this Week: 942

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/
Rank this Week: 1009

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia
    The Victoria Law Commission has finalized its report on juror empanelment.  The report, which is available here, examines the following three areas Peremptory challenges and the Crown's right to stand aside Calling of the panel…
  • Oct 8

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument
    Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Warger v. Shauers.Sheila Birnbaum will be arguing for respondent (Randy D. Shauers).Sarah E. Harrington who represents the solicitor general's office will also be arguing for…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Voting Paradoxe

    Jury Voting Paradoxe
    Jason IulianoAbstract (to read the entire article go here)The special verdict is plagued by two philosophical paradoxes: the discursive dilemma and the lottery paradox. Although widely discussed in the philosophical literature, these…
Rank this Week: 932

Split Circuits

Split Circuits

Tracks developments concerning splits among the federal circuit courts. By University of Richmond School of Law Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://splitcircuits.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1068

The Magistrate's Blog

The Magistrate's Blog

Musings and snippets from an English magistrate.

http://thelawwestofealingbroadway.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    All Change

    All Change
    I have migrated the blog tohttp://magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk/and copied all of the posts across.I shall leave this one up for the foreseeable future, but I shall post to the new url, which has working comments. I shall bring the old…
  • Mar 20

    Housekeeping Updated

    Housekeeping Updated
    I have no idea what has happened to the comments - JS-Kit was dumped on me when they bought out Haloscan. I have tried to get in to put it back to normal, but I haven't got time. I'll have a go when things calm down a bit.Wednesday Update:…
  • Mar 20

    Current Affair

    Current Affair
    The CPS are shortly to begin their new 'paperless as far as the door of the court' document handling system. I wish them well and hope that the widely expressed fear that this will be just another Government IT fiasco proves to be…
Rank this Week: 1083

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: 891

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Dec 18

    December 18, 1787 – New Jersey Joins the Union as the 3rd State

    December 18, 1787 – New Jersey Joins the Union as the 3rd State
    In 1787, New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and the first state to sign the Bill of Rights. New Jersey is known for a number of important distinctions, such as hosting the world’s largest gathering of…
  • Dec 16

    December 16, 1653 – Oliver Cromwell Becomes Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

    December 16, 1653 – Oliver Cromwell Becomes Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland
    On this day in history, Oliver Cromwell was named Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Unfortunately for the Irish, he only considered himself Lord Protector of the Protestants. Cromwell had been one of the…
  • Dec 15

    December 15, 1939 – Atlanta Premiere of “Gone With the Wind”

    December 15, 1939 – Atlanta Premiere of “Gone With the Wind”
    Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the Atlanta, Georgia premiere of the movie “Gone With The Wind.” Why is this a topic worthy of Legal Legacy? The reason is that the book from which this movie was derived was, and remains, one…
Rank this Week: 1326

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1612

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence
    In United States v. Sherer, et. al (found here), a bank robbery case, the Sixth Circuit recently reminded folks how to properly preserve several issues, and also more extensively addressed variances based on mathematical accidents within the…
  • Oct 14

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony
    In United States v. Norris, the Court remanded for resentencing with instructions to eliminate a enhancement for "using" a firearm in connection with another felony offense.  In Norris, the defendant plead guilty to selling a firearm to…
  • Sep 23

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)
    Yesterday, in United States v. Snelling, No. 12-4288, the Sixth Circuit affirmed USSG § 2B1.1(B)(1) and its commentary actually mean what is written. The case concerned a Ponzi scheme that took in almost $9 million, but also paid out…
Rank this Week: 1686

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: 1773

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: 1537

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: 5001

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
  • Dec 17

    Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On December 9, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation. The question presented in the case is twofold: (1) whether a state violates the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory…
  • Dec 16

    Gelboim v. Bank of America Corporation - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Gelboim v. Bank of America Corporation - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On December 9, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inGelboim v. Bank of America Corporation. This case concerns whether and in what circumstances the dismissal of all claims in one civil action that has been consolidated with other…
  • Dec 15

    Young v. United Parcel Service - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Young v. United Parcel Service - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On December 3, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inYoung v. United Parcel Service. This case concerns whether, and in what circumstances, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer that provides work accommodations to…
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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/
  • Dec 16

    NYCOA: Vacancies and (no) Vouch-In

    NYCOA: Vacancies and (no) Vouch-In
    Come the new year, New York's highest court will be 2 Judges short. That is, in the absence of the Governor and the Senate near-miraculously completing their respective nominating and confirming duties, the Court of Appeals will begin 2015…
  • Dec 1

    NYCOA: The List for the Smith Vacancy (Part 1)

    NYCOA: The List for the Smith Vacancy (Part 1)
    Well, at least the Commission abides by the law's deadline! [See Senate To Miss Deadline to Approve Court Pick  and Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat] Earlier today, the Commission on Judicial…
  • Nov 24

    Part 3 [The Seasoned, Admired Judge Graffeo ] NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo

    Part 3 [The Seasoned, Admired Judge Graffeo ] NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo
    As most readers know, Gov. Andrew Cuomo disregarded the Judiciary Law's nomination deadline, and now the Senate has disregarded the deadline for confirmation. There's no issue here as there is regarding the President's executive order power.…
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AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Dec 16

    What is a grand jury and its function?

    What is a grand jury and its function?
    You have undoubtedly heard about the police shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York. Both men were unarmed and both deaths were investigated and presented to a grand jury for possible charges against the…
  • Dec 9

    Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

    Take a Stand Against Gun Violence
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 marks the second anniversary of the Newtown disaster in Connecticut. You may recall that a lone gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School and proceeded to shoot and kill six adults and…
  • Dec 2

    Sharp 4th-grader uncovers pencil gaffe

    Sharp 4th-grader uncovers pencil gaffe
    When ten-year-old Kodi Mosier sharpened his pencil at school, he noticed the anti-drug message printed on it changed considerably. It went from “Too Cool to Do Drugs” to “Cool to Do Drugs.” Further sharpening led to…
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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/
  • Dec 15

    Development Disagreement

    Development Disagreement
    Highridge Condominium Owners Association v. Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC, 2014 VT 120By Elizabeth KruskaWhen I was a junior in college, my dad asked me what classes I planned to take one semester. I told him I needed to find a…
  • Dec 15

    This Litigation Goes to Eleven . . . Days of Trial, That I

    This Litigation Goes to Eleven . . . Days of Trial, That I
    Ring v. Carriage House Condominium Owners’ Assoc., 2014 VT 127By Elizabeth KruskaThis case has to do with a “longstanding feud” (SCOV’s actual description of the situation) between a condo association and one of the…
  • Dec 13

    Trees, Trucks, and Trouble

    Trees, Trucks, and Trouble
    State v. Hinton, 2014 VT 131By Andrew DelaneyLosing one’s driver’s license is a big deal—especially in Vermont. Public transportation is pretty much nonexistent and hitchhiking to and from work can get old in a hurry. So,…
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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/
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court: Notice of Removal Requires Only A Short and Plain Statement Regarding the Basis for Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court: Notice of Removal Requires Only A Short and Plain Statement Regarding the Basis for Jurisdiction
    In Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens, a divided United States Supreme Court answered one question regarding the evidence needed to sustain a removal to federal court. The question was stated by the Court as follows:To assert the…
  • Nov 26

    Fourth District Sanctions Counsel For Failing To Confess Error on Appeal

    Fourth District Sanctions Counsel For Failing To Confess Error on Appeal
    In Lieberman v. Lieberman (4D14-509), the Fourth District again explained what should be obvious: you have an obligation to concede error if controlling caselaw requires a reversal. In this case that did not happen. The court first discussed…
  • Nov 19

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm
    In Stockinger, et al v. Zeilberger, et al (3D14-550), the Third District dismissed a petition for writ of certiorari for lack of jurisdiction. The court stated explained the requirements for certiorari jurisdiction as follows:To invoke this…
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Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

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

http://kycourtreport.com/
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Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    Celebrating Chief Justice Woodie Jone

    Celebrating Chief Justice Woodie Jone
    The Austin Bar Association Civil Appellate Law Section, along with several law-firm sponsors (including Smith Law Group, P.C.), is hosting a retirement reception for Third Court of Appeals Chief Justice Woodie Jones on Thursday, December…
  • Nov 5

    2014 Election Results, Texas Appellate Edition

    2014 Election Results, Texas Appellate Edition
    Republicans continued their dominance of statewide judicial races in yesterday’s election, with Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Justices Jeff Brown, Jeff Boyd, and Phil Johnson winning new six-year terms on the Texas Supreme…
  • Oct 23

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade
    If you’ve received CaseMail updates this week, you’ve likely noticed something new when clicking on the link embedded in your notification emails. Last Friday, the Texas appellate courts got a major online upgrade with 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
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Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Dec 4

    Incarcerations Rates in New York City

    Incarcerations Rates in New York City
    Greg Berman wrote a piece for TalkPoverty that frames Bronx Community Solutions as part of a NYC-wide effort to provide expanded sentencing alternatives to judges for low level offenses. You can check it out here, and pasted below:…
  • Dec 2

    BCS Brings the Arts to Community Service

    BCS Brings the Arts to Community Service
    ADP Community Service participants receiving a tour of select exhibits at the Bronx Museum of the ArtsThis past November, Bronx Community Solutions, in partnership with the Bronx Museum of the Arts, offered a three-day arts education…
  • Dec 1

    New Internships at BCS!

    New Internships at BCS!
    Bronx Community Solutions has been making a number of exciting changes to our internship program. We have long since relied on the help of devoted interns from our very first year of operations, when we had a small team of Americorps…
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Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Nov 29

    What you should know about foreign-related cases in the Chinese courts post 4th Plenum

    What you should know about foreign-related cases in the Chinese courts post 4th Plenum
    The integration of China with the outside world through investment, trading, shipping, and licensing, inevitably (in some cases) leads to litigation in a Chinese courtroom (even if a contract has an arbitration clause), as companies large and…
  • Nov 25

    Comment now on China’s draft Anti-Domestic Violence Law

    Comment now on China’s draft Anti-Domestic Violence Law
    After at least 15 years of pressure by women’s groups, lawyers, and publicity in China, as well as by the international community, the draft Anti-Domestic Violence was issued by China’s State Council Legislative Affairs Office on…
  • Nov 23

    The Supreme People’s Court speaks out on reforming China’s death penalty

    The Supreme People’s Court speaks out on reforming China’s death penalty
    The top story in the Supreme People’s Court Wechat Feed of 23 November–how China should reform the use of the death penalty. Over the weekend, a conference was held by China’s Academy of Social Sciences on the death penalty,…
Rank this Week: 2709

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Nov 21

    Do Civil Appeal Harmless Error Findings Require Special Consideration?

    Do Civil Appeal Harmless Error Findings Require Special Consideration?
    Kristen Larson In Special v. West Boca Medical Center (SC11-2511), the Florida Supreme Court held that the Fourth District Court of Appeals erred in ruling that an error which “more likely than not” did not contribute to the…
  • Nov 18

    Court Orders Release of Documents in Redistricting Case

    Court Orders Release of Documents in Redistricting Case
    John Koeppel On November 13, the Florida Supreme Court affirmed a trial court ruling which ordered Data Targeting, Inc., its president Pat Bainter, and others (collectively, “non-parties” or “Bainter”) to produce 538…
  • Nov 17

    When is a Suspicion Founded Sufficiently to Support a Detention?

    When is a Suspicion Founded Sufficiently to Support a Detention?
    Kristen Larson Earlier this month the Florida Supreme Court heard Williams v. State. (SC13-2315). The central issue in this case is whether the Fourth District Court of Appeals erred in affirming the trial court’s admission of evidence…
Rank this Week: 2987

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Oct 31

    Legal commentary on CBS 6 o’clock new

    Legal commentary on CBS 6 o’clock new
    The lead story on the 6 o’clock news featured Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, and me. Here is the video:
  • Oct 30

    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett’s Thoughts on Amicus Brief

    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett’s Thoughts on Amicus Brief
    This afternoon, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and Austin lawyer Don Cruse spoke at a continuing legal education seminar.  Among other things, they addressed amicus briefs filed in the Supreme Court. The court requests a…
  • Sep 29

    Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX

    Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX
    The American Bar Association’s Judicial Division and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law will be hosting a seminar in Dallas, Texas from November 13-16, 2014.  The seminar will be co-hosted by the ABA’s…
Rank this Week: 4142