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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett 13-1010 Issue: (1) Whether, when construing collective bargaining agreements in Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) cases, courts should presume that silence…
  • Apr 23

    Today’s transcript

    Today’s transcript
    The transcript in  CTS Corp. v. Waldburger is here. The transcript in United States v. Clarke is here.  
  • Apr 23

    Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn

    Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn
    Analysis Each individual — among hundreds and maybe thousands — found guilty of keeping and looking at images of a child being sexually abused must pay the victim something more than a “trivial” sum, but none of them…
Rank this Week: 15

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 83

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 23

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)
    If I ever drafted an opinion like this one, I would hope that someone would talk me out of publishing it.Matthew Prock gets convicted of second-degree murder (but acquitted of first-degree murder) for stabbing a person at a gas station.…
  • Apr 22

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)
    We all know that parenting in California in the modern era is not like parenting elsewhere in the "old days."  Particularly when it comes to the physical discipline of children.  There's no doubt that there's a variety…
  • Apr 21

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)
    Here's something you don't see every day.It's a murder case.  In which defendant was convicted 35 years after he committed the murder.  We don't have many cases bouncing around the system any more for events that transpired a…
Rank this Week: 159

Confirm Them

Confirm Them

Covers the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate.

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

    Divided By Gender Our Judges In The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

    Divided By Gender Our Judges In The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case
    There was a clear difference of opinion between male an […]The post Divided By Gender Our Judges In The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case appeared first on Confirm Them.
  • Mar 29

    Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court nomination

    Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court nomination
    According to news.nationalpost.com “Conservative […]The post Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court nomination appeared first on Confirm Them.
  • Mar 29

    Gonzales Testimony through a Different Prism

    Gonzales Testimony through a Different Prism
    By Marshall Manson During the summer of 2005, I had the […]The post Gonzales Testimony through a Different Prism appeared first on Confirm Them.
Rank this Week: 175

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: 198

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Apr 23

    Pauta de julgamentos previstos para a sessão plenária desta quinta-feira (24)

    Pauta de julgamentos previstos para a sessão plenária desta quinta-feira (24)
    Confira, abaixo, o resumo dos julgamentos previstos para a sessão plenária desta quinta-feira (24) no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), a partir das 14h. Habeas Corpus (HC) 119567 Relator: Ministro Dias Toffoli Roger de Oliveira…
  • Apr 23

    Ministro indefere liminar a vereador de Salvador (BA) preso

    Ministro indefere liminar a vereador de Salvador (BA) preso
    O ministro Ricardo Lewandowski, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, indeferiu pedido de liminar formulado no Habeas Corpus (HC) 122148, impetrado pela defesa de Marco Prisco Caldas Machado, vereador de Salvador (BA). De acordo com os autos, Caldas…
  • Apr 23

    Íntegra do voto do ministro Dias Toffoli em julgamento que analisou dispositivo da Lei 8.112/90

    Íntegra do voto do ministro Dias Toffoli em julgamento que analisou dispositivo da Lei 8.112/90
    Leia a íntegra do voto do ministro Dias Toffoli, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), no julgamento do Mandado de Segurança (MS) 23262, proferido na sessão plenária desta quarta-feira (23), em que a…
Rank this Week: 269

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 21

    Does an out-of-state lawyer have to maintain an "office" in New York to practice here?

    Does an out-of-state lawyer have to maintain an "office" in New York to practice here?
    The Second Circuit is wondering if a New York State law that requires that nonresident attorneys maintain an "office for the transaction of law business" within New York's borders in order to practice here violates the Constitution. It…
  • Apr 17

    The sins of the father fail the Iqbal pleading test

    The sins of the father fail the Iqbal pleading test
    The Constitution does not actually say this, but there is a right to intimate association under the First Amendment. The contours of that right are not clear, but they do not protect a former Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn who lost…
  • Apr 15

    This is why lawyers drink

    This is why lawyers drink
    A case like this tells you a lot about the legal process. Unless the defendant can find a way to have the case dismissed on summary judgment, most cases settle. Few go to trial. The road to settlement, though, is a hard one, as the lawyers on…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 221

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 23

    RIP Myles Malman

    RIP Myles Malman
    He was a good guy, who most recently tried the B-Girls case in Miami before Judge Scola. I didn't realize he played baseball at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  From their webpage:Malman graduated from FDU in 1967 and played…
  • Apr 22

    Justice Scalia issues dissent for a DUI criminal defendant

    Justice Scalia issues dissent for a DUI criminal defendant
    Yes, Rumpole... Justice Scalia is on the right side again. The case is Navarette v. California.Here's the syllabus of Justice Thomas' opinion:A California Highway Patrol officer stopped the pickup truck occupied by petitioners because it…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court rejects Gov. Scott's cert petition

    Supreme Court rejects Gov. Scott's cert petition
    This was in the drug testing case that Judge Ungaro had. From Curt Anderson:The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required random drug tests for as many…
Rank this Week: 606

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Ninth Not Crazy for Limitations on Defense Shrink: Christian and Defense Expert

    Ninth Not Crazy for Limitations on Defense Shrink: Christian and Defense Expert
    Hon. Raymond C. Fisher  A shrink finds a defendant suffers from psychosis, has probable delusions, and a borderline personality disorder, but the psych can’t testify as a defense expert on diminished capacity.  Crazy? The…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253…

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253 (4-17-14)(Clifton with Dorsey, D.J.; concurrence by Reinhardt).  How far does a judge have to go to evidence bias at sentencing?  Here, the court approached the line in sentencing when talking about…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202…

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202 (4-17-14)(Fisher with Berzon; partial dissent by Alarcon).  The 9th vacated two counts of sending threats via email because the district court precluded the defense expert from testifying about diminished…
Rank this Week: 508

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: 633

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/
  • Apr 17

    Judge Sutton Shares Perspectives on State Constitutional Right

    Judge Sutton Shares Perspectives on State Constitutional Right
    Cases interpreting state constitutions do not typically make national headlines the way that cases interpreting the federal Constitution do, but perhaps they should.  In a recent review of Looking For Rights In All The Wrong Places: Why…
  • Apr 15

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule
    There is a split  of authority within the Sixth Circuit concerning the scope of federal question jurisdiction and the reach of federal courts.  Viewed narrowly, the  split is important for those who litigate claims of…
  • Apr 14

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification
    *This is the fourth in a series of posts about the certification of questions of state law.  Earlier posts can be found here, here, and here. The Sixth Circuit may certify state law questions, even sua sponte, in cases where the…
Rank this Week: 749

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 17

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act
    In Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. (SC12-2315), the Florida Supreme Court held that pregnancy discrimination is covered by the Florida Civil Rights Act. Justice Pariente wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Quince,…
  • Mar 26

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed
    In PNC Bank, N.A. v. Duque (4D12-1799), the Fourth District reversed a trial court's order dismissing a complaint with prejudice as a result of discovery violations. In this foreclosure action, the defendant served numerous discovery requests…
  • Mar 18

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion
    In Badgley v. SunTrust Mortgage (5D13-2500), the Fifth District affirmed the trial court's sanction order and, sua sponte, ordered "order Badgley and her attorney to pay, in equal amounts, the reasonable attorneys' fees and…
Rank this Week: 731

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: 517

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: 660

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: 745

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 23

    Supreme Court smackdown

    Supreme Court smackdown
    Yes, the heading for this post is definitely hyperbolic, but, in the appellate-procedure world, we’ll take our controversies where we can find them. In a forthcoming UCLA Law Review, Professor Daniel Bussel and Supreme Court Justice…
  • Apr 18

    Summary of April 16, 2014, conference report for civil case

    Summary of April 16, 2014, 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, April 16, 2014.  The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Apr 16

    Will the court have seven permanent justices for its September calendar?

    Will the court have seven permanent justices for its September calendar?
    It’s now been over two months since Justice Kennard announced her retirement, which became effective just 11 days ago.  Next month will be the court’s first oral argument calendar without her, and will feature 12…
Rank this Week: 4714

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 23

    Success Story - Court Collaboration

    Success Story - Court Collaboration
    Bronx Community Solutions is often able to provide special attention to cases that would otherwise be at risk of falling through the cracks of the criminal justice system. The following success story shows how BCS staff was able to…
  • Apr 22

    BCS Completes ADP Mural Project

    BCS Completes ADP Mural Project
    I am very excited to share that on Saturday, April 12 and Saturday April 19th, Adolescent Diversion Program community service participants, along with Youth Justice Board members, created a beautiful mural displayed on the wall of the BCS…
  • Apr 21

    BCS Facilitates Local Mural Project

    BCS Facilitates Local Mural Project
    BCS Community Service clients painting over graffitiThe finished product, a blank canvasOn April 10, on the first day after a harsh winter season, we started a project painting over graffiti on a barricade near the Bronx river.…
Rank this Week: 1541

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 23

    Geotag - Delaware court grants summary judgment on "dynamic replication" limitation

    Geotag - Delaware court grants summary judgment on "dynamic replication" limitation
    The state motto (or at least its logo) is "Small Wonder"? Seriously? You learn something new every day, I guess. Readers wanting their latest Geotag fix have been focusing on proceedings in Delaware since the cases pending in Marshall…
  • Apr 23

    "On the Right Track" - MCS article in Intellectual Property Magazine article on Track B

    "On the Right Track" - MCS article in Intellectual Property Magazine article on Track B
    I'm writing on Eastern District procedure with respect to patent damages again. Intellectual Property Magazine invited me to write an analysis of the new Eastern District "Track B" procedure, and it appears in this month's issue. As it's not…
  • Apr 23

    Motion for Relief from or a Stay of Judgment Denied

    Motion for Relief from or a Stay of Judgment Denied
    Versata Software, Inc. v. SAP America, Inc., 2:07cv153–RSP (4/21/14) Judge: Roy Payne Holding: Motion for Relief from Judgment or for a Stay Denied After a couple of days down due to a major attack on the servers that host…
Rank this Week: 2344

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: 4006

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2780

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Apr 22

    Schuette Opens Up the Divide

    Schuette Opens Up the Divide
    There has been plenty of blog coverage already about the Supreme Court's new decision in Schuette v. BAMN, with commentary mostly focused on the well-rehearsed arguments over the merits or mistakes of affirmative action, and some about the…
  • Apr 17

    ARTICLE: Circuits Split over Summary Judgment Denial

    ARTICLE: Circuits Split over Summary Judgment Denial
    Professor Joan E. Steinman has an interesting new article posted on SSRN that discusses an important circuit split: The Puzzling Appeal of Summary Judgment Denials: When are Such Denials Reviewable? Here is the abstract: An important aspect…
  • Apr 16

    AZ Appellate Court Discusses Split Among Federal Circuits Over Evidentiary Rule

    AZ Appellate Court Discusses Split Among Federal Circuits Over Evidentiary Rule
    Recently, in Glazer v. State, an Arizona Court of Appeals discussed an interesting pslit among the federal circuit courts over the admissibility of evidence, and then skirted the issue itself. Here is the relevant excerpt: The State argues…
Rank this Week: 2851

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 22

    DeFunis, Defunct

    DeFunis, Defunct
    Justice William O. Douglas, author of a pivotal dissent in DeFunis v. Odegaard.The Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on race-conscious admissions in state universities in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, No.…
  • Apr 19

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”
     Grand View of Rivers and Mountains, Ma Yuan, Ming dynastyOn an existential level, when we recognize the extent to which our lives are molded by social constructs, we become able to free ourselves from a type of emotional entanglement…
  • Apr 15

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959.This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The…
Rank this Week: 2361

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: 1878

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 22

    Open PJ Spots in 2/1 AND 2/3?

    Open PJ Spots in 2/1 AND 2/3?
    The JNE Commission is circulating a questionnaire to evaluate Justice Rothschild "for Presiding Justice, Second District Court of Appeal, Divisions One and Three."Division One is missing a PJ since Justice Mallano retired earlier this year,…
  • Apr 21

    Another name in the hopper for the 2d DCA

    Another name in the hopper for the 2d DCA
    Today's MetNews reports Ventura Judge Tari Cody Being Considered for Court of Appeal. Presumably that would be for the spot on 2/6. "The MetNews previously reported that Los Angeles Superior Court Judges John Segal, Luis Lavin, Helen Bendix,…
  • Apr 21

    More analogies: How to attract a Supreme Court's attention

    More analogies: How to attract a Supreme Court's attention
    On Friday, Law360 Appellate offered 5 Tips For Winning Over The Texas Supreme Court, a report from a program presented to the appellate sections of the Texas State Bar and Austin Bar Ass'n. Not surprisingly, the Texas Supreme Court is…
Rank this Week: 4998

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Apr 22

    Justices consider future of TV and copyright in Aereo case

    Justices consider future of TV and copyright in Aereo case
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: For more on the arguments behind today’s arguments on the Aereo case, we turn things over to Jeffrey Brown. RELATED LINKSDoes a Mich. amendment prohibiting affirmative action violate equal…
  • Apr 22

    Why the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s right to ban affirmative action

    Why the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s right to ban affirmative action
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Affirmative action made its reappearance at the Supreme Court today, as the justices weighed in on a Michigan ballot initiative that banned public colleges from using race as a factor in…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action in college admission

    Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action in college admission
    (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Updated 10:59 a.m. EDT WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had…
Rank this Week: 4931

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Apr 22

    14-year-old arrested for airline tweet

    14-year-old arrested for airline tweet
    Sarah thought she was just joking when she decided to send American Airlines a tweet. Her message led to her arrest in April, 2014. Decide for yourself. Sarah tweeted: “@AmericanAir hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from…
  • Apr 14

    A sarcastic two-word tweet backfires on student

    A sarcastic two-word tweet backfires on student
    Reid Sagehorn was an honor roll student and a football and basketball co-captain at Rogers High School in Minnesota. The 17-year-old senior became aware of a rumor about him kissing one of the gym teachers at school. The post asked if Reid…
  • Apr 4

    Teen – parent agreement about the Internet

    Teen – parent agreement about the Internet
     Because of the continuing abuse of technology by way of cyberbullying, we offer below an Agreement for parents, children and teenagers to review. It is from a research website that promotes cybersafety.…
Rank this Week: 1565

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    April 14 through 18, a busy week for the Sixth Circuit

    April 14 through 18, a busy week for the Sixth Circuit
    Compared to most weeks, the 6th Circuit was very active this past week. There were five published cases, which appear to be noteworthy. I will provide a brief synopsis of all five. 1) Teresa Prewett v. Stanley Weems, Case No. 12-6489.…
  • Apr 15

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit ruled in United States v. Kamper and Head, 12-5167 and 12-5800. The cases concerned an MDMA distribution conspiracy. Kamper was the "administrator" of the conspiracy and Head, a chemist, was "in charge of…
  • Mar 21

    Holder Memo on Appeal

    Holder Memo on Appeal
    United States v. Ivory, No. 13-5962 (6th Cir. Mar. 21, 2014) (unpublished), is a fairly unremarkable per curiam opinion (Judges Boggs, Siler, and Gibbons).But I'm noting it here b/c the defendant relied on the Holder memo to argue for a lower…
Rank this Week: 2339

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 22

    Death Sentence of Butler County Man Upheld

    Death Sentence of Butler County Man Upheld
    The Ohio Supreme Court today rejected the third death-penalty appeal of a Butler County man convicted of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in 1983.
  • Apr 22

    Cincinnati Attorney Suspended

    Cincinnati Attorney Suspended
    The Supreme Court of Ohio today suspended a Cincinnati attorney for two years for violating rules of professional conduct. The final 18 months of the suspension will be stayed if the attorney meets certain conditions.
  • Apr 21

    Student Hit by Bus Settles Suit with The Ohio State University

    Student Hit by Bus Settles Suit with The Ohio State University
    An Ohio State University student hit by an OSU-owned bus settled his personal injury suit with the school.
Rank this Week: 4337

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

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

    April 22, 1970 – The First “Earth Day” Was Established

    April 22, 1970 – The First “Earth Day” Was Established
    On this day in history, Earth Day was first observed with the goal of bringing awareness to growing ecological concerns and helping to bring political pressure to bear on environmental issues. An estimated 20 million people attended inaugural…
  • Apr 21

    Ham & Egg

    Ham & Egg
    During the depression of the 1930′s, millions of Americans were unemployed, and there were numerous calls for welfare reforms. One of the most creative became known as the “Ham & Eggs” scheme. According to this plan,…
  • Apr 19

    April 19, 1816 – Indiana Joins the Union as the 19th State

    April 19, 1816 – Indiana Joins the Union as the 19th State
    In 1787 the US defined present-day Indiana as part of its Northwest Territory. In 1800, Congress separated out Ohio and designated the rest of the land as the Indiana Territory. President Thomas Jefferson chose William Henry Harrison as the…
Rank this Week: 998

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/
Rank this Week: 1295

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 21

    Walden v. Fiore - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Walden v. Fiore - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On February 25, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in in Walden v. Fiore. This case involves a dispute over personal jurisdiction. For a court to validly adjudicate a dispute, it must possess jurisdiction over the parties before it.…
  • Apr 15

    Lawson v. FMR LLC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Lawson v. FMR LLC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On March 4, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC. The question in the case is whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s retaliation protections for whistleblowers extend to employees of privately owned…
  • Apr 14

    Loughrin v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Loughrin v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On April 1, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Loughrin v. United States. The question in this case is whether the government must prove that a defendant intended to defraud a bank and expose it to risk of loss in every…
Rank this Week: 1371

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 21

    Passive Action

    Passive Action
    Wesolow v. Town of Lowell, 2014 VT 3.By Nicole KilloranToday’s case offers a small lesson in what happens when citizens’ concerns get ignored at Town Meeting. For those of you unfamiliar with this tradition, at least once a year…
  • Apr 21

    Give it a Go

    Give it a Go
    In re. S.C., 2014 VT 7.By Nicole KilloranAttorneys have a reputation for being creative boundary-pushers who will stop at almost nothing to serve their clients. This is at least in part because attorneys are both trained and ethically…
  • Apr 20

    Need 4 Speed: Fast Enough?

    Need 4 Speed: Fast Enough?
    State v. Reynolds, 2014 VT 16By Jeffrey M. MessinaSpeedy-trial rights are oft asserted, but rarely do they win the case for a defendant. Imagine a drag-racing movie where the mechanics just work on the cars until nearly the end of the movie.…
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The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here

Covers education law, politics, and the judiciary. By Stuart Buck.

http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?
    Education blogger Jim Horn, who doesn't let accuracy interfere with his eagerness to condemn charter schools, has yet another post decrying KIPP and similar schools for being eugenicist. He claims that what's going on is "cultural and…
  • Apr 17

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure
    In discussions over poverty and education policy in the United States, it is common to see international comparisons. These comparisons usually make the United States look quite bad -- i.e., 21% of our children are in poverty compared to 4%…
  • Mar 7

    Ravitch's math

    Ravitch's math
    In a recent post, Diane Ravitch decries the fact that Chicago charters expel a higher percentage of kids than do the other public schools: The data reveal that during the last school year, 307 students were kicked out of charter schools,…
Rank this Week: 2534

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
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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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FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
Rank this Week: 1545

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Criticism of the Volunteer Jury Bill

    Criticism of the Volunteer Jury Bill
    As some may recall, last week I posted about the efforts of a New Jersey state legislator who has introduced a bill to allow citizens to volunteer for jury duty.  The post and information about the bill can be found here.This week the…
  • Apr 12

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media
    A story out of Allentown, PA provides just one more example of social media's impact on jurors.  Here, a witness in the Amanda Hein first-degree murder trial was apparently lovestruck by one of the jurors so much so that he attempted…
  • Apr 9

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article
    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend Anna RobertsAbstract:  A recent Ninth Circuit decision, prohibiting peremptory challenges on the basis of sexual orientation, reveals the continuing evolution of the Batson…
Rank this Week: 841

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 7

    Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event

    Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event
    The Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association are co-sponsoring a program entitled “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court.” This event—previously held in 2008, 2010, and 2012—will…
  • Apr 4

    SCOTX: Postjudgment Interest—All Accrual Dates Are Not Created Equal

    SCOTX: Postjudgment Interest—All Accrual Dates Are Not Created Equal
    Statutes that appear clear are oft fraught with unanswered questions. This is unsurprising, as drafters cannot anticipate every scenario when crafting legislation. Falling into that vein, last week, the Texas Supreme Court decided a…
  • Jan 13

    I, Juror No. 3

    I, Juror No. 3
    Since I became a practicing lawyer, I’ve been called for jury duty four times: twice in Dallas County (where I lived from 1997 to 2003), and twice in Travis County (where I live now). This past week, I served my second stint as an…
Rank this Week: 2270

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Apr 5

    Appellate Judges Tell Dallas Lawyers How to Handle an Appeal

    Appellate Judges Tell Dallas Lawyers How to Handle an Appeal
    The Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Committee recently hosted a panel discussion with three prominent appellate judges.  Catharina Haynes is the only federal appellate judge in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  After years of sitting as…
  • Feb 26

    KTVT CBS 11 interview regarding recent appellate opinion

    KTVT CBS 11 interview regarding recent appellate opinion
    A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by a KDFW Fox 4 reporter regarding constitutional claims raised in recent litigation. Yesterday, I was interviewed by a KTVT CBS 11 reporter regarding an entirely different set of constitutional…
  • Feb 13

    KDFW Fox 4 interview regarding constitutional claim

    KDFW Fox 4 interview regarding constitutional claim
    I was interviewed by a KDFW Fox 4 reporter regarding constitutional claims raised in recent litigation.
Rank this Week: 4163

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/
  • Mar 24

    Penal Law Rule

    Penal Law Rule
    In an interpleader action brought by the United States, the District Court granted summary judgment to Brazil, one of the parties who claimed entitlement to certain funds, holding that Brazil was entitled to the funds under a Brazilian…
  • Nov 19

    Charbuck

    Charbuck
    The Second Circuit upheld the decision of the District Court and held that a company's use of its "Mr. Charbucks" and "Charbucks Blend" trademarks is not likely to dilute by blurring Starbuck's trademarks.The decision in Starbucks Corp. v.…
  • Oct 16

    Statutes of Limitations in CERCLA Action

    Statutes of Limitations in CERCLA Action
    If the State brings a remedial action -- that is, measures to permanently remediate hazardous wastes --   under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 ("CERCLA"), the statute of limitations…
Rank this Week: 2342

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Hearsay Exception #3 – Then-Existing Mental, Emotional or Physical Condition

    Hearsay Exception #3 – Then-Existing Mental, Emotional or Physical Condition
    The third hearsay exception – TRE’s 803(3) then existing mental, emotional or physical condition – is also similar to the first hearsay exception, the present sense impression.  As its name implies, this exception…
  • Sep 8

    Hearsay Exception #2 – The Excited Utterance Exception

    Hearsay Exception #2 – The Excited Utterance Exception
    Hearsay exception number two – the excited utterance exception – is often confused with previously-discussed hearsay exception number one, the present sense impression.  And while they are similar, and even on occasion,…
  • Jun 30

    Hearsay Exception #1 – The Present Sense Impression

    Hearsay Exception #1 – The Present Sense Impression
    The first exception to the hearsay rule, Rule 803(1) of the Texas Rules of Evidence, is the present sense impression – a statement describing or explaining an event made while the declarant was perceiving the event or immediately…
Rank this Week: 3182

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…
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ECJBlog

ECJBlog

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

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    Case C‑262/12, Vent De Colère and Other

    Case C‑262/12, Vent De Colère and Other
    Court further defines first condition article 107(1) TFEU>> This case concerned the question whether a mechanism for offsetting in full the additional costs imposed on undertakings because of an obligation to purchase wind-generated…
  • Dec 16

    Case C‑284/12, Lufthansa v Flughafen Frankfurt-Hah

    Case C‑284/12, Lufthansa v Flughafen Frankfurt-Hah
    Court further clarifies role of national courts with regard to standstill principle of Article 108(3) TFEU>> Flughafen Frankfurt-Hah (FFH), operator of Frankfurt Hahn Civil Airport, was owned, until January 2009, 65% by Fraport AG,…
  • Dec 16

    Joined Cases C‑214/12 P, C‑215/12 P and C‑223/12 P, Land Burgenland, Austria and Grawe

    Joined Cases C‑214/12 P, C‑215/12 P and C‑223/12 P, Land Burgenland, Austria and Grawe
    Court further defines scope of private investor test and relevance tender procedure>> By their appeals, Land Burgenland (Case C‑214/12 P) and Austria (Case C‑223/12 P) sought to have set aside the judgment of the General…
Rank this Week: 2573

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: 2345