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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Preview on same-sex marriage — Part IV, Supporting the state ban

    Preview on same-sex marriage — Part IV, Supporting the state ban
    This is the final post in a four-part series on the written arguments that have been filed in the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court.  This post covers the briefs filed by individuals and organizations supporting…
  • Apr 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:  
  • Apr 17

    Argument preview: The tricky mens rea requirements for federal narcotics case

    Argument preview: The tricky mens rea requirements for federal narcotics case
    The question for the Court in McFadden v. United States, scheduled for oral argument next Tuesday, is not whether the court of appeals below got it wrong – even the government concedes that it did. No, the question for the Court on…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 72

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/
  • Apr 17

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)
    I'm confused.I get that under the relevant child abduction treaty, federal courts sometimes have to wade into family law questions.  So while "Carlwig v. Carlwig" is a typical caption for a state court case, it's presence in the federal…
  • Apr 16

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)
    All that work -- which I discussed here -- was for nothing."Never mind."
  • Apr 16

    County of Orange v. US Dist. Ct. (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)

    County of Orange v. US Dist. Ct. (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)
    This is a really good opinion by Judge Tallman.It's a classic Erie issue.  One that Judge Tallman resolves clearly and with a great deal of erudition.  If one of my students wrote it for my civil procedure class, I'd definitely…
Rank this Week: 106

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 113

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: 277

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Determining Competency

    Determining Competency
    A recent pair of Sixth Circuit cases elucidate the procedure for determining competency—particularly  when a defendant seeks to represent himself. In such circumstance, there are two questions: (1) whether the defendant is…
  • Apr 7

    Too white to strike? Reverse-Batson rears its head

    Too white to strike? Reverse-Batson rears its head
    Today's unpublished Strong opinion shows the Sixth Circuit wrestling with the always-problematic reverse-Batson claim, made especially problematic here in light of some, shall we say, unusual comments made by the district judge…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 767

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/
  • Apr 16

    Thursday news and note

    Thursday news and note
    1.  Would you pick the Chief Justice for jury duty?  These lawyers passed in a state civil case:Rubin eventually asked people to raise their hands if they were involved in certain professions or were close to people involved in …
  • Apr 14

    Britto sues Apple

    Britto sues Apple
    Over this ad:Below is the complaint, which fell before Kathy Williams. According to the lawsuit, Britto's specific Trade Dress is "strong, fanciful, non-functional, and inherently distinctive," composed of vibrant color combinations, the…
  • Apr 13

    "I want to reiterate to all department personnel…that they are prohibited from soliciting, procuring, or accepting commercial sex."

    "I want to reiterate to all department personnel…that they are prohibited from soliciting, procuring, or accepting commercial sex."
    That was a friendly reminder from Attorney General Eric Holder to DOJ employees not to hire prostitutes even if it's legal in that country:As an excuse for his actions, one DEA agent told investigators that prostitution is “considered…
Rank this Week: 698

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/
  • Apr 15

    First District Explains New Mailbox Rule for Incarcerated Litigant

    First District Explains New Mailbox Rule for Incarcerated Litigant
    If you happen to be an incarcerated litigant, you should read the First District's opinion issued today in Roberto Rivera, M.D. v. Department of Health (1D15-0287). In that opinion, the First District states as follows:We are concerned that…
  • Mar 19

    Florida Supreme Court: U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 Ban On Life Sentences To Juveniles Applies Retroactively

    Florida Supreme Court: U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 Ban On Life Sentences To Juveniles Applies Retroactively
    In Falcon v. Florida (SC13-865), the Florida Supreme Court unanimously answered a question that the state and federal courts have addressed with differing results. Justice Pariente wrote the unanimous opinion which began by stating the…
  • Feb 26

    Judgment Cannot Be Corrected To Clarify Status Of Parties Years After Entry

    Judgment Cannot Be Corrected To Clarify Status Of Parties Years After Entry
    In Lorant v. Whitney National Bank (1D14-2757), the First District "consider[ed] whether Florida’s Rule of Civil Procedure allowing for corrections of 'clerical mistakes,' encompasses authorization to supplement a final…
Rank this Week: 472

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    U.S. v. Sahagun-Gallegos, No. 13-10095…

    U.S. v. Sahagun-Gallegos, No. 13-10095 (Christen with Noonan and Fletcher) ---  The statements of defense counsel during a plea colloquy, with only the defendant's assent, cannot be used in a modified categorical analysis under Descamps…
  • Apr 13

    U.S. v. Urrutia-Contreras, No. 14-50113…

    U.S. v. Urrutia-Contreras, No. 14-50113 (Gettleman, DJ, with Gould and Kleinfeld) ---  The government gets to weigh in on a revocation sentence, just like it does at the initial sentencing hearing. Here, the court sentenced the…
  • Apr 12

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Not Content without Assent - Sahagun-Gallegos, Decamps, and Taylor Analysis of Prior Plea Transcript

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Not Content without Assent - Sahagun-Gallegos, Decamps, and Taylor Analysis of Prior Plea Transcript
    Hon. Judge Morgan Christen  Attorneys often speak for their clients.  Thankfully, however, attorneys can’t concede for their clients (at least, can’t concede plea facts that haunt later Taylor analyses).United…
Rank this Week: 716

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Apr 6

    Supreme Court rejects appeal from subcontractor held prisoner in Cuba

    Supreme Court rejects appeal from subcontractor held prisoner in Cuba
    Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a former government subcontractor seeking to sue the U.S. government for negligence over his five-year imprisonment in Cuba. The justices on…
  • Apr 6

    Supreme Court will not hear challenge to contested North Carolina voting law

    Supreme Court will not hear challenge to contested North Carolina voting law
    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has passed up an early chance to review a contested North Carolina election law that opponents say limits the ability of African-Americans to cast ballots. The high 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…
Rank this Week: 721

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: 768

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: 550

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: 605

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: 359

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/
  • Apr 18

    Texas Tech Law School's third annual Judicial Clerkship and Internship Training Academy

    Texas Tech Law School's third annual Judicial Clerkship and Internship Training Academy
    Glad to be in Lubbock this morning to speak at Texas Tech Law School's third annual Judicial Clerkship and Internship Training Academy. (Love the promotional sign - I always thought I should be the centerpiece of an ad campaign. And...
  • Apr 16

    That Was Then, This Is Now: Indefiniteness Update

    That Was Then, This Is Now: Indefiniteness Update
    One of the interesting things about a docket that includes repeated assertions of the same patent claims where the case law continues to evolve is that you can sometimes see the same judges applying changed legal standards to the same...
  • Apr 16

    Texas Bar Journal - April 2015

    Texas Bar Journal - April 2015
    If you haven't voted already in the State Bar president – elect race, or for your local bar director or TYLA director, if there is a race in your district this year, remember to do so before the end of...
Rank this Week: 826

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

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

    April 18, 1949 – Ireland Leaves the Commonwealth of Great Britain

    April 18, 1949 – Ireland Leaves the Commonwealth of Great Britain
    On this day in history, the Irish Parliament officially became a republic, pursuant to the Republic of Ireland Act passed on December 21, 1948. The Act was scheduled to come into force on April 18 which was the 33rd anniversary of the Easter…
  • Apr 16

    April 16, 1848 – Slave Escape Foiled in D.C.

    April 16, 1848 – Slave Escape Foiled in D.C.
    On the evening of April 15, 1848, at least 75 slaves from the D.C. area, both adults and children, tried to escape slavery with the help of two white men, Daniel Drayton and Edward Sayres, who chartered a 64-foot schooner, The Pearl, for…
  • Apr 13

    April 13, 1873 – The Colfax Massacre

    April 13, 1873 – The Colfax Massacre
    As DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University Eric Foner, writing in The Washington Post (3/28/08) points out, “Scholars estimate that during Reconstruction, the turbulent period that followed the Civil War, upwards of…
Rank this Week: 4253

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Apr 17

    STF recebe especialista em Direito Islâmico no projeto “Sexta com Excelência”

    STF recebe especialista em Direito Islâmico no projeto “Sexta com Excelência”
    O Supremo Tribunal Federal recebeu hoje (17), no projeto “Sexta com Excelência”, o professor-doutor Salem Hikmat Nasser, que apresentou em palestra o tema “Direito e sociedade islâmica”. Nasser é…
  • Apr 17

    Reformada decisão que garantia imunidade tributária a chapas de impressão para jornai

    Reformada decisão que garantia imunidade tributária a chapas de impressão para jornai
    Com base em jurisprudência dominante no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), o ministro Celso de Mello admitiu e julgou embargos de divergência para adotar entendimento restritivo quanto à imunidade tributária assegurada…
  • Apr 17

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 17/4 20h30 - Iluminuras O programa recebe, no primeiro bloco, o escritor e economista Franklin Moreira, presidente de uma Fraternidade Espírita que comanda a editora do grupo. Ele fala sobre seu livro de estreia,…
Rank this Week: 2850

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/
  • Apr 17

    Oral argument continuances . . . continued

    Oral argument continuances . . . continued
    Another oral argument calendar announced, another request for a continuance.  Two requests, actually.  And, although post-argument-scheduling continuance requests have been received favorably of late (see here and here), only one of…
  • Apr 10

    Much-watched arbitration case one of 10 arguments on Supreme Court’s early-May calendar

    Much-watched arbitration case one of 10 arguments on Supreme Court’s early-May calendar
    The Supreme Court yesterday announced its early-May calendar.  May is the only month in which the court regularly has two calendars.  And the May calendars are often larger than normal, because the court is putting an extra number…
  • Apr 9

    Supreme Court explains how many classrooms a charter school must be provided by a school district

    Supreme Court explains how many classrooms a charter school must be provided by a school district
    In its opinion this morning in California Charter Schools Association v. Los Angeles Unified School District, the Supreme Court addresses an education law issue that the court says has “been the subject of considerable…
Rank this Week: 4709

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/
  • Apr 17

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS
    Over the past several months, I have been working to implement the Women’s Independence, Safety and Empowerment curriculum, (originally developed at the Midtown Community Court) here in the Bronx. The groups cover themes of stereotypes…
  • Apr 10

    BCS Presents at Community Association Meeting

    BCS Presents at Community Association Meeting
    "The more the court hears from us, the more they will listen." This was one of the opening remarks of Mary Jane Musano, the chairperson of the Waterbury LaSalle Community Association – a group with a long history of community…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 805

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: 4904

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4070

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/
  • Apr 16

    9th Circuit Writ Relief

    9th Circuit Writ Relief
    Getting writ relief from the Ninth Circuit is exceedingly difficult. Most writ petitions crash and burn on the Bauman factors. But see today's opinion in In Re County of Orange, which finds that extraordinary mandamus relief is…
  • Apr 16

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)
    Yes, National Law Day is coming, and the LA Law Library will be offering a full "Law Week" of FREE seminars and entertainment from April 27 to May 2 (For more information or to register for any of the events please click here). But…
  • Apr 15

    2d DCA Pro Tem update

    2d DCA Pro Tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until April 30, 2015 Judge Anne Harwood Egerton of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
Rank this Week: 4984

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/
  • Apr 16

    Substantiation Stricken

    Substantiation Stricken
    In re K.R., 2015 VT 58By Elizabeth KruskaThis case is about an appeal of a DCF substantiation. A substantiation is a finding made by DCF upon doing an investigation and finding that a person has abused or neglected a child or placed a…
  • Apr 14

    Sanction Starting-Point

    Sanction Starting-Point
    In re PRB Docket No. 2012-155, 2015 VT 57 By Elizabeth KruskaAnd we’re back with another client-trust-accounting issue from the Professional Responsibility Board. The facts here are pretty simple. Attorney has been in practice in…
  • Apr 13

    Disparate Thread

    Disparate Thread
    State v. Congress, 2014 VT 129By Ember TiltonIn this sad tale of murder and mental instability, SCOV was asked to tie together two stray threads of our jurisprudence and clarify whether diminished capacity can relieve a defendant of…
Rank this Week: 3086

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/
  • Apr 16

    Third District: State Can’t Suspend License of Hammer Wielding Teacher

    Third District: State Can’t Suspend License of Hammer Wielding Teacher
    Ohio’s State Board of Education can sanction, but not suspend, the teaching license of a Shelby County woman who ran her husband’s ex-wife off the road and smashed her car windows, an Ohio appeals court ruled.
  • Apr 16

    Cincinnati Man Settles, Can Obtain Master’s Degree for Free

    Cincinnati Man Settles, Can Obtain Master’s Degree for Free
    A Cincinnati man who claimed Wright State University in Dayton should have refunded his tuition and paid for transportation costs after it rejected him from its graduate program can get up to two years of free education to receive his…
  • Apr 14

    Ninth District: Deputy’s Search of Bag of ‘Illegal Stuff’ Not Admissible

    Ninth District: Deputy’s Search of Bag of ‘Illegal Stuff’ Not Admissible
    A passenger left her bag of admittedly “illegal stuff” in a car that a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy received the driver’s permission to search, but the drug paraphernalia discovered in the bag could not be used to…
Rank this Week: 3925

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/
  • Apr 16

    Officer cannot appeal adverse excessive force verdict

    Officer cannot appeal adverse excessive force verdict
    The jury ruled for the plaintiff in this excessive force case against a Nassau County police officer. The officer then sought judgment as a matter of law (which would vacate the verdict) on qualified immunity grounds, arguing that "Officer…
  • Apr 13

    Above the law

    Above the law
    Did you know that Title VII does not apply to Indian reservations? I was unaware of this. But it's true. It's also true that some casinos therefore fall outside the scope of Title VII.The case Tremblay v. Mohegan Sun Casino, a summary order…
  • Apr 10

    $200,000 discrimination verdict is gone

    $200,000 discrimination verdict is gone
    The Court of Appeals has vacated a $200,000 jury award in a discrimination case brought against the Nassau County Sheriff's Department, ruling that plaintiff could not prevail on an implied contract theory of discrimination.The case is Saeed…
Rank this Week: 4199

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
  • Apr 15

    Commil USA v. Cisco Systems and Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Commil USA v. Cisco Systems and Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On March 31, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument for two cases: Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems and Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises. In Commil, the question is whether a defendant's good-faith belief that a patent is…
  • Apr 14

    Direct Marketing v. Brohl - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Direct Marketing v. Brohl - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On March 3, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl.  This case involves a Colorado law requiring retailers who do not collect Colorado sales or use tax to notify Colorado customers of their use-tax…
  • Apr 8

    City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On March 23, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan. This case asks two questions. The first is whether law enforcement officers are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to…
Rank this Week: 1542

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Apr 13

    “Dabbing” article censored in Virginia high school

    “Dabbing” article censored in Virginia high school
    SaraRose Martin is the co-editor of The Falconer, the student newspaper at Fauquier High School in Virginia. In March, 2015, she was told by her principal that an article she wrote about dabbing was not suitable for printing in the…
  • Apr 6

    Is there a free speech right to a confederate flag license plate?

    Is there a free speech right to a confederate flag license plate?
    Once you get your driver’s license and eventually your own car, do you plan to request a special license plate with your own message? Often referred to as “vanity plates,” many states offer these for a small annual fee. You…
  • Mar 31

    Should cyberbullying be a crime?

    Should cyberbullying be a crime?
    In March, 2015, a bill was introduced in the Alabama legislature proposing to make student cyberbullying a crime. Attempts in a few other states have failed to pass the constitutional test as applied to the First Amendment right of free…
Rank this Week: 1844

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: 2052

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
  • Apr 12

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)
    Ten Basic Facts & One Special Rule for Circumstantial Evidence Cases: The Mandatory Two-Step “Al-Naseer/Silvernail” Analysis: Motions for Judgment of Acquittal are made in almost all criminal cases. There are 10 basic facts…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2687

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/
  • Apr 9

    Making Sense of Human Dignity

    Making Sense of Human Dignity
     Charles White, “Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep,” 1956“The roots of the cosmopolitanism I am defending are liberal: and they are responsive to liberalism’s insistence on human dignity. It has never been easy to say…
  • Apr 5

    More Books on Liberalism

    More Books on Liberalism
    I have a guest post up at the U.S. Intellectual History blog with a short bibliography on Liberalism (introduced with an apologia). I want to thank L.D. Burnett for prompting me to put together this list and the invitation to post it at the…
  • Mar 31

    Toward an Understanding (indeed, appreciation) of Liberalism as a Political Philosophy (or philosophies)

    Toward an Understanding (indeed, appreciation) of Liberalism as a Political Philosophy (or philosophies)
    Imagine you’re assigned the task of coming up with a list of books—say, for a graduate level seminar— by way of covering or at least suggesting the breadth and depth of both classical and contemporary Liberalism (as a…
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FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Apr 6

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create
    Regina Keenan | On November 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in Citrus County Hospital Board v. Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. (SC13-411) affirming Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. v. Citrus County…
  • Apr 6

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders, Part 2

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders, Part 2
    Regina Keenan | On March 19, 2005, the Florida Supreme Court issued opinions in Falcon v. State, (SC13-865) and Horsley v. State, (SC13-1938) combined with State v. Horsley, (SC-13-2000). In Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455 (U.S. 2012), the
  • Mar 21

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender
    Kristen Larson | In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the Supreme Court of the United States held that a Florida law which allowed juveniles to be sentenced to life without parole for nonhomicide crimes was unconstitutional. The Court
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Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice
    This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal…
  • Apr 1

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit
    I received a copy of this letter in one of my cases: What’s wrong with using the short citation form “id.” when citing the record? As I wrote about here, the Fifth Circuit recently standardized the format for citing…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 949

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Apr 5

    Supreme People’s Court “soft consults” on company law

    Supreme People’s Court “soft consults” on company law
    The Supreme People’s Court often organizes experts meetings (论证会) when drafting judicial interpretations, which are analogous to what in Hong Kong is called “soft consultations” (closed door consultation…
  • Mar 27

    Shenzhen courts steer the way in divorce and shadow banking law

    Shenzhen courts steer the way in divorce and shadow banking law
     The Shenzhen courts, dealing with the “new normal” in China’s social and economic changes ahead of the rest of the country, often find current legislation and Supreme People’s Court interpretations inadequate to…
  • Mar 26

    Supreme People’s Court’s Master Reform Plan for the Court

    Supreme People’s Court’s Master Reform Plan for the Court
    My article on the 4th Five Year Reform Plan for the courts appeared in the Diplomat earlier this week.  It gave me an opportunity to put court reforms in their systemic context.  This blog will focus on the some of the many…
Rank this Week: 1881

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2845

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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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,…
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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/
Rank this Week: 798

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim
    In a published decision this week, the Sixth Circuit reviewed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for excessive withholding of FICA taxes against her employer. In affirming the district court’s refusal to remand the federal…
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee
    In a published opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit examined and rejected the award of more than $500,000 in attorney’s fees to People First of Tennessee in relation to its work in 2008 on a contempt motion against the State of…
  • Feb 12

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
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Second Opinions

Second Opinions

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

http://secondopinions.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Vaccination

    Vaccination
    The Second Circuit has held that it is within the State's police power to require children to be vaccinated in order to attend public school and that such a requirement does not violate the First Amendment or other constitutional…
  • Jan 20

    Repudiating arbitration agreement

    Repudiating arbitration agreement
    The Second Circuit has held that, pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 1787(c), the Nation Credit Union Administrative Board ("NCUA") may repudiate the contract of a credit union that it is liquidating, including any arbitration…
  • May 6

    Foreign Securitie

    Foreign Securitie
    The Second Circuit as  a matter  of first impression, considered whether the bar on extraterritorial application of the United States securities laws, as set forth in Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010),…
Rank this Week: 799

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

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

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

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy

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

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft

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

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez
    Local rule setting maximum age for recruitment of police officers at 30 years contrary to EU law>> The Employment Equality Directive (The EE Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC)  prohibits any form of discrimination in employment based…
Rank this Week: 2201

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/
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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/
Rank this Week: 2817

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: 2159

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death
    Thousands took part in a walk in İstanbul on Sunday commemorating the seventh anniversary of the death of Hrant Dink, showing that there remains a persistent conviction that connections behind his assassination have been covered up by…
  • Jan 11

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement
    Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has slammed the use of the word “jihadist” in an English translation for the Turkish word “mücahid” to describe the slogan employed by some of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…
  • Sep 23

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey
    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey (Application no. 29411/07)JUDGMENT (17 September 2013)STRASBOURGPROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 29411/07) against the Republic of Turkey lodged with the Court under…
Rank this Week: 3227