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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 22

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday the Court will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. On Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the Court’s May 20 Conference, followed by one or more opinions at 10. We will begin live-blogging shortly before…
  • May 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • May 22

    Updating the Court on the birth-control mandate

    Updating the Court on the birth-control mandate
    The Obama administration notified the Supreme Court on Thursday of two more of its appeals-court victories in the running legal battles over religious groups’ protests against the new birth-control mandate in the federal…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 30

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Limiting the "Private Search Doctrine" for Computer

    Limiting the "Private Search Doctrine" for Computer
    Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit reigned in the "private search doctrine" as applied to computer searches. United States v. Lichtenberger, No. 14-3540. According to Orin Kerr at The Volokh Conspiracy, the opinion creates a circuit split and…
  • May 6

    The Right to Parent and Restrictions on Associating with Minor

    The Right to Parent and Restrictions on Associating with Minor
    In United States v. Widmer, No. 13-6283, the Sixth Circuit considered special conditions of supervised release that prevent a defendant from associating with minors without first receiving written permission from his or her probation officer.…
  • Apr 29

    Cell Phone Search Warrant

    Cell Phone Search Warrant
    The Sixth Circuit agreed this week to publish United States v. Bass, No. 14-1387, originally issued as an unpublished decision. In the decision, the court affirms the denial of a motion to suppress a cell phone search. The government…
Rank this Week: 135

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 116

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: 551

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    US v. Boykin, No. 13-10248 (Lynn, D.J.,…

    US v. Boykin, No. 13-10248 (Lynn, D.J., with Hawkins and Rawlinson).   The 9th affirms conviction for drug offenses, finding sufficient evidence.  It also affirms the sentence, but spends considerable time being "troubled" over…
  • May 19

    Zavala v. Ives, No. 13-56615 (Reinhardt…

    Zavala v. Ives, No. 13-56615 (Reinhardt with Wardlaw; concurrence and dissent by Callahan). The 9th grants habeas relief to a federal prisoner under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 for credit for time spent in ICE custody prior to being charged with an…
  • May 17

    Case o' The Week: Right to Fire Sparks Ninth's Ire - Brown and the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel

    Case o' The Week: Right to Fire Sparks Ninth's Ire - Brown and the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel
     Brown, with no Green, results in a colorful decision.United States v. Brown, 2015 WL 2215899(9thCir. May 13, 2015), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Berzon, joined by Judges Reinhardt and Gould. Big win for D. Nev.…
Rank this Week: 609

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: 680

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: 504

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: 569

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/
  • May 22

    Case Notes: Masterson vs. Siemens Industry, Inc., COA NPO 10/31/2014

    Case Notes: Masterson vs. Siemens Industry, Inc., COA NPO 10/31/2014
    Masterson vs. Siemens Industry, Inc. COA Not Published 10/31/2014; Affirming in part, reversing in part (Jefferson County, J. McDonald) In this nonpublished decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals, a multitude of issues were addressed…
  • May 19

    Case Notes: The Helm Company LLC vs. Humana Insurance Company Of Kentucky (COA, NPO, 9/26/2014)

    Case Notes: The Helm Company LLC vs. Humana Insurance Company Of Kentucky (COA, NPO, 9/26/2014)
    THE HELM COMPANY LLC VS. HUMANA INSURANCE COMPANY OF KENTUCKY COA NPO. Opinion by Judge Moore Affirming Jefferson Cir Ct decision  9/26/2014 Reimbursable court costs to prevailing party does not in cost of copies of deposition…
  • May 17

    Kentucky Legal News You Can Use – May 17, 2015

    Kentucky Legal News You Can Use – May 17, 2015
      KY Primary 2015: Voter resources: Are you ready for Tuesday’s Kentucky Primary? – Story Voters in the Bluegrass state will head to the polls Tuesday for the 2015 primary elections cycle and decidewhich of the candidates…
Rank this Week: 2636

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • May 22

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 22/5 20h – Grandes Julgamentos do STF O julgamento em destaque esta semana é o do RE 422349, com repercussão geral reconhecida, no qual o plenário do Supremo Tribunal Federal decidiu que os requisitos…
  • May 22

    Negado HC a ex-vereador acusado de homicídio no interior de Alagoa

    Negado HC a ex-vereador acusado de homicídio no interior de Alagoa
    O ministro Teori Zavascki, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), negou seguimento ao Habeas Corpus (HC) 125018, impetrado pelo ex-vereador de Palmeira dos Índios (AL) Arnaldo Cavalcante Lima, preso preventivamente sob…
  • May 22

    Negada liminar para suspender decisão que permite corte de ponto de professores em SP

    Negada liminar para suspender decisão que permite corte de ponto de professores em SP
    A ministra Cármen Lúcia, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), indeferiu pedido de liminar na Reclamação (RCL) 20775, ajuizada pelo Sindicato dos Professores do Ensino Oficial do Estado de São Paulo (Apeoesp)…
Rank this Week: 2870

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/
  • May 22

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)
    Justice Hoffstadt certainly makes a persuasive case in the opening paragraph of this opinion.  He says:"A trial court has the power to issue an equitable easement authorizing a trespasser to continue her trespass in exchange for paying…
  • May 21

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)
    Plaintiff files a Prop. 65 (toxic chemicals warning) case, and -- predictably -- it settles for a tiny amount of civil penalties plus a much larger amount of fees.  The trial court isn't happy with the stipulated $72,500 in fees, and…
  • May 20

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)
    Defendant says that the trial court erred by imposing a no-contact order with the victim for five years.  The Attorney General agrees, and confesses error.The Court of Appeal says:  Wrong.Justice Robie says:  "You guys forgot…
Rank this Week: 2414

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/
  • May 22

    Court of Claims Approves Crash Settlement

    Court of Claims Approves Crash Settlement
    The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will pay $250,000 for a crash involving one of its dump trucks. The Court of Claims of Ohio approved the settlement today.
  • May 21

    Ninth District: City Can Seek Nuisance Order Against Foul-Smelling Factory

    Ninth District: City Can Seek Nuisance Order Against Foul-Smelling Factory
    The city of Wooster brought a nuisance complaint against an industrial waste treatment plant after nearby residents complained of eye-watering fumes and rotten egg-smelling stench, but a trial court ruled the city had no right to pursue the…
  • May 21

    Police Records at Private University Are Public

    Police Records at Private University Are Public
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that the police department at a private central Ohio university is a public office and can be compelled to provide public records.
Rank this Week: 3916

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/
Rank this Week: 4710

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/
  • May 22

    2d DCA Appointments!!!

    2d DCA Appointments!!!
    Governor Brown Appoints Three Justices to the Second District Court of AppealSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Elwood G. Lui to Division One, Lamar W. Baker to Division Five and John L. Segal…
  • May 22

    2/3's Kitching to retire!

    2/3's Kitching to retire!
    The MetNews reports:Justice Kitching to Retire From Court of AppealJustice Patti S. Kitching will retire from Div. Three of this district’s Court of Appeal, the MetNews has learned.Kitching could not be reached for comment—a staff…
  • May 21

    Oh Behave!

    Oh Behave!
    Looking for that perfect quote to chastise litigational shenanigans?Justice Duarte excavates a gem from over a century ago and puts it to use here in the final footnote on page 14:“[W]hile counsel in their briefs have…
Rank this Week: 4606

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/
  • May 22

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."
    Lots of awesomeness there by Judge Bloom in this order, which starts this way:A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much. The Plaintiff in this…
  • May 21

    11th Circuit rejects Don Siegelman again

    11th Circuit rejects Don Siegelman again
    Here's the opinion by visiting Judge Ebel, a senior 10th Circuit judge.  The Montgomery Advertiser has this report on the former Alabama Governor:A federal appeals court Wednesday denied former Gov. Don Siegelman's bid for a new trial,…
  • May 20

    News & Note

    News & Note
    1.  Follow up on the "intactivist" post from yesterday.  The lawyer decided to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit.  From the Sun-Sentinel:A federal lawsuit concerning a circumcision fight between two South Florida parents…
Rank this Week: 2517

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4067

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • May 22

    Supreme People’s Court releases big data on civil litigation in 2014

    Supreme People’s Court releases big data on civil litigation in 2014
    The Supreme People’s Court (Court) recently issued a report on civil litigation in the Chinese courts in 2014 with some big data and analysis. (The graphics in this blogpost are from the report.)  What are the trends relating…
  • May 17

    Senior Chinese judges speak out on preventing injustices in China’s criminal justice system

    Senior Chinese judges speak out on preventing injustices in China’s criminal justice system
    Although the Human Rights Watch report on the use of torture in the Chinese criminal justice system is capturing the attention of the media outside of China (and overshadowing a forthcoming report of an investigation done by the China…
  • May 11

    Medical malpractice law–a heads up from the Supreme People’s Court

    Medical malpractice law–a heads up from the Supreme People’s Court
    Medical malpractice law is the elephant in the room for those considering investing in China’s healthcare sector. In March, the Chinese government issued a large scale plan for reforming  medical institutions. Part of…
Rank this Week: 1121

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4259

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2847

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
  • May 21

    Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 29, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This case involves the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Title VII duty to investigate claims of…
  • May 14

    Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar. This case asks whether Florida’s rule of judicial conduct that prohibits candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting…
  • May 13

    Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision inDepartment of Homeland Security v. MacLean.  The question in this case concerns the Federal Whistleblower Protection Act, which prevents the government from terminating an…
Rank this Week: 912

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: 4933

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/
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done?(Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
  • May 19

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965
    “…[T]oward the end of his life [Malcolm X] argued that blacks should put aside religious and philosophical differences and recognize they had a common oppressor. Antiblack racism, he argued, negatively affects all blacks,…
  • May 14

    The Sullied Science & Political Economy of Post-Industrial Agriculture (Or: ‘Toward Agroecology & Food Justice’) — A Basic Bibliography

    The Sullied Science & Political Economy of Post-Industrial Agriculture (Or: ‘Toward Agroecology & Food Justice’) — A Basic Bibliography
    The title of this compilation is a mouthful, nevertheless, its content can be chewed with leisure and is easily digestible. I hope it also proves both nutritious and a gustatory delight. The Sullied Science & Political Economy of…
Rank this Week: 2381

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/
  • May 21

    Social Security claimant recovers attorneys' fees under Equal Access to Justice Act

    Social Security claimant recovers attorneys' fees under Equal Access to Justice Act
    When people win their Social Security benefits before an administrative law judge, their lawyers can recover attorneys' fees if -- and only if -- the government's position in opposing the fees was not substantially justified. (This is…
  • May 18

    Don't swing a belt at a police officer

    Don't swing a belt at a police officer
    Trial is where the action is, the culmination of all discovery and motion practice. At trial, a great case on paper can be rejected by the jury in five minutes. Sometimes the case does not even make it to the jury, as the trial court can…
  • May 15

    Convicted felon wins due process appeal from parole rescission

    Convicted felon wins due process appeal from parole rescission
    This case is a fascinating one because it involves a convicted murderer who sued state parole officials who allegedly conspired to rescind a parole board decision to grant him parole. The case was dismissed on summary judgment, but the Court…
Rank this Week: 4199

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • May 20

    8th grader’s Facebook rant against teacher is “protected speech”

    8th grader’s Facebook rant against teacher is “protected speech”
    That’s right – a federal district court judge in Oregon called Braeden Burge’s off-campus posts an attempt to elicit a response from his friends, not a serious threat against the teacher. Braeden, an eighth-grader at Colton…
  • May 11

    Another senior prank gone awry

    Another senior prank gone awry
    Every year we tell you about prom mishaps and questionable senior pranks. We hope you learn from them. This year, we bring you Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, Tennessee. Two groups of seniors decided to prank the school. The first group…
  • May 7

    Freedom of the press for North Dakota student

    Freedom of the press for North Dakota student
    Do  students have a right to free speech at school when writing for the school newspaper, yearbook or theater productions? Or can administrators censor the content of their articles? In April, 2015, North Dakota joined a small number of…
Rank this Week: 2057

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/
  • May 20

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk
    I've heard of being chained to your desk, but this is ridiculous. Yes, I have joined the ranks of those using not just standup desks, but a treadmill under my desk. As I dictate this, walking, I have a two-thirds...
  • May 20

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage
    Many eyes will be turned to David Letterman tonight as he has his last show, ending a long, long run. I was just thinking this morning how much we'll miss his "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment, and in homage (see here...
  • May 20

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction
    Mesmerized WTF? Bored. (Left to right). Courtesy of the Smith boys, circa 2005.
Rank this Week: 2428

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4391

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/
  • May 17

    "Back" to the Future: Part II

    "Back" to the Future: Part II
    Marshall v. State, 2015 VT 47ABy Andrew DelaneyThis opinion, which we reported on just a couple weeks ago, “differs from the original opinion only in ¶ 21 and the mandate.” If you haven’t already read that summary,…
  • May 7

    Mental Health Issues Are Hard

    Mental Health Issues Are Hard
    In re T.S.S., 2015 VT 55By Elizabeth KruskaT.S.S. is a man in his mid-30s. He lives in Rutland. He has a form of schizophrenia that causes him to have delusions and that can cause deterioration in his functioning. For the last fifteen years…
  • May 6

    Why Rent When You Can Litigate?

    Why Rent When You Can Litigate?
    B & C Management Vermont, Inc. v. John, 2015 VT 61By Amy Davis Back in 1987, a lease was established on a commercial property in Brattleboro for $26,500 annually. The lease also set out how rent would increase in subsequent years. The…
Rank this Week: 3082

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
  • May 15

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)
    What is a “Paradee” Motion? Criminal defendants have a broad right to discovery in order to prepare and present a defense. When a defendant requests records that are subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act or other…
  • Apr 29

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)
    FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: In honor of this being the 100th Judicial Training Update issued since 2010 I offer a bit of uncharacteristic judicial humor. If anyone has ever questioned whether judges too have a sense of humor, you need look…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1481

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/
  • May 13

    After Merger, Claim May Be Continued As If Merger Did Not Occur

    After Merger, Claim May Be Continued As If Merger Did Not Occur
    In Fiorentino v BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP (5D13-3250), the Fifth District reversed the foreclosure judgment. However, in a footnote the court cited to section 607.1106(d), Florida Statutes. That statutory section is titled "effect of…
  • Apr 29

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Florida Ban on Judges Soliciting Campaign Contribution

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Florida Ban on Judges Soliciting Campaign Contribution
    Today, in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, the United States Supreme Court affirmed Florida Supreme Court's opinion upholding the Florida Bar's ban on judicial candidates soliciting campaign contribution. The opinion is broken into numerous…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4127

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/
  • May 12

    BCS Cleans Up Bronx Stadium Garden

    BCS Cleans Up Bronx Stadium Garden
    BCS paired up with community partners to clean up and plant near the 161st street tunnelLast Friday, the BCS community service crew headed up to Bronx Stadium Garden located at 161st Street and Gerald Avenue (at the 161st Street tunnel). In…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2464

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • May 10

    Poll: Many doubt court will rule fairly on health law case

    Poll: Many doubt court will rule fairly on health law case
    Members of the King v. Burwell plaintiffs’ legal team exit the Supreme Court building after arguments in Washington, March 4, 2015. A recent poll shows few Americans have faith in the Court’s ability to rule fairly on the case,…
  • May 4

    Supreme Court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery

    Supreme Court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery
    Photo of U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images BOSTON — A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in…
  • Apr 29

    What the Supreme Court justices said on gay marriage

    What the Supreme Court justices said on gay marriage
    The Supreme Court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters WASHINGTON — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow…
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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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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/
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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…
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Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
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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),…
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ECJBlog

ECJBlog

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

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

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy

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

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft

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

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez

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

Underneath Their Robes

News, gossip, and colorful commentary about the federal judiciary.

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/
  • Sep 25

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition
    Never in her wildest dreams did Article III Groupie imagine that she'd be the author of a well-reviewed novel boasting blurbs from the likes of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and Judge Richard A. Posner. What more could a girl ask...
  • Sep 5

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe
    Article III Groupie has a new project. If you would be interested in reading about a young lawyer's quest to join the ranks of the Elect, i.e., to secure a Supreme Court clerkship, check out the link below. Preface [Supreme Ambitions]
  • Feb 4

    In re Underneath Their Robe

    In re Underneath Their Robe
    Alas, this blog is no longer active. Of course, please feel free to browse through the extensive archives.
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Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
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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…
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