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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    At Vox, Dylan Matthews contends that the “unfilled vacancy of Antonin Scalia’s seat combined with a Hillary Clinton victory in November could set the Court on a new course.”  At MinnPost, Paul Anderson – a retired…
  • Aug 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: J & K Admin. Mgmt. Services, Inc. v. Robinson 16-95 Issue: Whether an arbitration clause that does not expressly address the availability of class or collective arbitration is sufficient to defer the…
  • Aug 22

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    In The New York Times, Alan Rappeport reports that “Democrats are planning to redouble their efforts to make the fate of the Supreme Court a signature election issue,” while Morgan Lee of the Associated Press (via Deseret News)…
Rank this Week: 11

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Aug 24

    RIP Jay Hogan and Bill Richey

    RIP Jay Hogan and Bill Richey
    I'm so sorry to report that two great men and great lawyers passed away yesterday. Please share your memories/stories in the comments and I will post them. Sad. I will follow up with more about each of them later today. From Judge…
  • Aug 23

    Judge Altonaga gives nod to IRS over Miccosukee

    Judge Altonaga gives nod to IRS over Miccosukee
    The Herald covers the big ruling here:The Miccosukee Indians have lost a contentious tax case that experts say will strengthen federal government efforts to collect more than $1 billion in overdue personal income taxes. U.S. District Judge …
  • Aug 22

    Rats.

    Rats.
    That's how this 7th Circuit opinion by Judge Easterbrook starts:Rats. This case is about rats. Giant, inflatable rats, which unions use to demonstrate their unhappiness with employers that do not pay union‐scale wages. Cats…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Aug 24

    Plaintiff's Postverdict Motion for Fees Under Section 285 Denied; Injunctive Relief Granted in Part

    Plaintiff's Postverdict Motion for Fees Under Section 285 Denied; Injunctive Relief Granted in Part
    Motio, Inc. v. BSP Software LLC et al, 4:12cv647 (8/22/16) (Mazzant, J.) Apparently it's JMOL week. Earlier this year a Sherman jury in Judge Amos Mazzant's court found for the plaintiff, and assessed a little over $1.1 million in damages....
  • Aug 24

    Defendant Granted New Trial on Damage

    Defendant Granted New Trial on Damage
    Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l. v. LG Electronics, Inc. et al, 2:14cv911 (8/23/16) (Gilstrap, J.) In March of this year a Marshall jury in Judge Rodney Gilstrap's court returned a verdict that the asserted claims were infringed and had not…
  • Aug 24

    Motion to Transfer to MD Fla. Granted

    Motion to Transfer to MD Fla. Granted
    Intelligent Automation Design, LLC v. Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., 5:16cv011 (E.D. Tex. 7/16/16) (Craven, J.) This is a patent case involving solutions for stripped screws intended for use in human bone (probably not involving a giant pair…
Rank this Week: 73

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: 79

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Case o' The Week: Three times, no Brady - Harmon and Knowing Perjured Cooperator Testimony before Grand Jury

    Case o' The Week: Three times, no Brady - Harmon and Knowing Perjured Cooperator Testimony before Grand Jury
     What do you call a conviction of charges in an indictment obtained from the knowing presentation of perjurious snitch testimony before the grand jury? (Three times over!)  You call it, “affirmed.” United States v.…
  • Aug 19

    United States v. Harmon, No. 15-10034…

    United States v. Harmon, No. 15-10034 (8-18-16)(Owen w/ Wallace & Nelson). A bad Mechanikcontrols this affirmance of money laundering convictions. Here, before the grand jury, the prosecutor's witness lied about receiving benefits for his…
  • Aug 18

    US v. Mendoza-Padilla, No. 15-10051…

    US v. Mendoza-Padilla, No. 15-10051 (8-16-16)(Tallman w/Clifton and Ikuta).The categorical approach visits Florida; specifically, whether manslaughter as defined by the Florida Supreme Court constitutes a "crime of violence" under 2L1.2. The…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Aug 23

    Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 23, 2016)

    Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 23, 2016)
    The question is whether cockfighting is categorically a crime of moral turpitude such that it gets you deported and ineligible for relief.The particular case isn't an especially heinous one either.  Judge Owens artfully puts it this way,…
  • Aug 23

    People v. Miranda (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 23, 2016)

    People v. Miranda (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 23, 2016)
    "This case involves a razor-blade-shank attack by 'Southside' gang members on a Los Angeles County jail inmate who refused to stab another inmate at the gang’s behest."Yikes.  More evidence that being in jail is no fun at all.…
  • Aug 22

    People v. Grimes (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Aug. 22, 2016)

    People v. Grimes (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Aug. 22, 2016)
    Can you sometimes attribute changes in the composition of a particular judicial tribunal with the difference between life and death of a given criminal defendant?Yes you can.
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Aug 21

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography
    I have a comparatively short bibliography dedicated to the aim of synthesizing Marxism and Freudian psychology, for complementary social scientific and emancipatory reasons: Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis.…
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?
    The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is morally and politically irresponsible), and here’s my brief argument as to why: If one assumes (and it seems a reasonable assumption given what current…
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Aug 22

    Dissentals now published

    Dissentals now published
    STATEMENTby Cantil-Sakauye, C. J.The court, recently having resumed issuing, from time to time, statements by one or more justices dissenting from the denial of a petition for review, has adopted a policy that such statements, when they…
  • Aug 22

    Articles of appellate note

    Articles of appellate note
    Today's DJ features the Appellate Zealots' column, SLAPPing a mixed cause of action OK'd, about the Baral v. Schnitt opinion: "the Supreme Court decided that an anti-SLAPP motion may be brought against the portion of a mixed cause action…
  • Aug 19

    Practitioner's Playbook: The Appellate Brief

    Practitioner's Playbook: The Appellate Brief
    That's the title of an article in Law360 today here. What wisdom does it contain?The briefs are the key to an appeal. So briefs that have sloppy writing, thin legal research, even a typo, miscitation, erroneous fact or imprecise argument may…
Rank this Week: 338

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/
  • Aug 15

    Two government concessions lead to inmate appellate victory

    Two government concessions lead to inmate appellate victory
    It occurs to me that inmates win almost as many appeals in the Second Circuit as employment discrimination plaintiffs. In this case, a guy locked up in the Big House sues the state for religious discrimination. He wins the appeal.The case is…
  • Aug 12

    Warrantless GPS tracking did not violate Fourth Amendment

    Warrantless GPS tracking did not violate Fourth Amendment
    In this case, the police found a dead body that was shot execution-style. The police knew this woman sold drugs with a dealer who was armed and dangerous. The question: how do we find this guy? They found him through his cell phone "pings"…
  • Aug 11

    For federal rules junkies only

    For federal rules junkies only
    Ever since the Supreme Court handed down the Citizens United decision in 2010, challenging the constitutionality of campaign finance laws is the latest craze. When the Supreme Court made it easier to strike down campaign contribution…
Rank this Week: 410

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
Rank this Week: 787

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/
  • Aug 22

    Summary of August 17, 2016 conference report for civil case

    Summary of August 17, 2016 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, August 17, 2016. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Aug 22

    Ninth Circuit asks the Supreme Court to answer an insurance question

    Ninth Circuit asks the Supreme Court to answer an insurance question
    We noted last month that the Ninth Circuit was likely to be sending an insurance question the Supreme Court’s way in Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation v. Ledesma and Meyer Construction Company, Inc.  That’s the case where…
  • Aug 22

    Two denials of review, five separate statements, in education case

    Two denials of review, five separate statements, in education case
    The Supreme Court today denied review in a pair of high-profile education rights cases, but did so over the recorded dissents of three justices (one vote too few for review), two of whom — Justices Goodwin Liu…
Rank this Week: 490

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Court Decides Indictment Error SOR, Evaluates Speedy Trial Claim

    Court Decides Indictment Error SOR, Evaluates Speedy Trial Claim
    United States v. Terrell Stevenson, No. 15-1942, concerns a “hip-hop heroin hub” called Hood Promo.  Following a federal investigation, 8 people were indicted on drug and weapons charges.  All of them pled guilty, except…
  • Aug 15

    Circuit Addresses Definition of "Investment Advisor" for First Time

    Circuit Addresses Definition of "Investment Advisor" for First Time
    In United States v. Miller, No. 15-2577, the Court affirmed Miller’s securities fraud and tax evasion sentence for selling fake promissory notes to investors and squandering their money ($41 million worth).  In its first opinion…
  • Aug 11

    Term of Imprisonment is Synonymous with Sentence of Imprisonment under U.S.S.G. §4A1.2

    Term of Imprisonment is Synonymous with Sentence of Imprisonment under U.S.S.G. §4A1.2
    Commonwealth v Hector Rengifo, N. 15-1779, August 5, 2016               This case answers the burning question, “When does a Pennsylvania time served to twelve month sentence equal of sentence of…
Rank this Week: 643

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: 444

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan
    Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalonganditindb 18 April 2016 Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalongan2016-04-18T14 : 58 : 17+00 : 00 Program, Pelajari serta Dokumentasi No CommentMotif Batik PekalonganKain batik oleh macam hias Jelas Bln. berasal besutan Pekalongan…
  • Jun 25

    Model Hijab Modern Untuk Ibu Hamil

    Model Hijab Modern Untuk Ibu Hamil
     Type Hijab Moderen kepada Ibu Hamil adalah keperluan spesial untuk teman dekat hijaber yang tengah berbunga-bunga menunggu hadirnya sang buah hati. Tak dimungkiri beberapa besar teman dekat hijaber yang kebetulan tengah masuk umur…
  • Jun 24

    Cara Mengecilkan Paha dan Betis praktis dan sangat mudah

    Cara Mengecilkan Paha dan Betis praktis dan sangat mudah
    Saya meyakini banyak yang mendambakan paha serta betis nampak ideal, mengingat kepada seseorang perempuan. Mengingat paha serta betis yang sangat besar dapat menjadikan badan terlihat belum ramping serta malah nampak unggul pendek besutan…
Rank this Week: 776

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
Rank this Week: 701

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

http://www.joeljacobsen.com/
  • Feb 10

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 602

352nd District Court

352nd District Court

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

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

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: ”This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.” 
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

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

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
Rank this Week: 538

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Aug 24

    Where do the presidential candidates stand on Supreme Court nominees?

    Where do the presidential candidates stand on Supreme Court nominees?
    Photo of U.S. Supreme Court by Paul J. Richards/Getty Images WASHINGTON — No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that’s just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices,…
  • Aug 4

    The election could determine the Supreme Court’s transgender bathroom case

    The election could determine the Supreme Court’s transgender bathroom case
    Photo by Molly Riley/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s order blocking a transgender male from using the boys’ restroom at his Virginia school underscores how the presidential election results will shape the high…
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia’s death

    Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia’s death
    A notice is seen on a lectern, which faces the bench and where lawyers stand to argue, in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden…
Rank this Week: 4438

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4044

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part I)

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part I)
    All litigators file or respond to dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment. Dispositive motions are an opportunity for trial attorneys to implement their trial strategy, using the facts in their cases to gain a tactical…
  • Aug 12

    A Law Student’s End-of-Summer Clerkship Report

    A Law Student’s End-of-Summer Clerkship Report
    Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Brian Wortham, who completed a summer clerkship with our firm this week. Brian is a second-year student at St. Mary’s University School of Law. After surviving my first year of law…
  • Aug 8

    Confessions of a Litigation-Support Lawyer

    Confessions of a Litigation-Support Lawyer
    I have a confession to make: I’m doing a lot of litigation-support work these days. And I like it. In one context, the phrase “litigation support”—like “contract lawyer“—can have…
Rank this Week: 2371

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Aug 23

    Why are Chinese judges resigning?

    Why are Chinese judges resigning?
    Much has been written on why Chinese judges are resigning (but not enough about Chinese prosecutors–to be the subject of a later blogpost), but this blogpost (written on the road) adds some more detail and analysis. Comments (and…
  • Aug 6

    Supreme People’s Court’s new bankruptcy information platform

    Supreme People’s Court’s new bankruptcy information platform
    On 1 August, President Zhou Qiang of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) inaugurated the SPC’s new enterprise bankruptcy and reorganization electronic information platform, linked here and accessible through the Supreme…
  • Jul 31

    How China’s non-guiding cases guide

    How China’s non-guiding cases guide
      What few recognize is that the millions of non-guiding cases on the Supreme People’s Court’s China Judgments Online website (and its commercial counterparts, such as 无讼(and any internal version that there may…
Rank this Week: 1192

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Aug 23

    Book Review of “Scotland” The Story of a Nation” by Magnus Magnusson

    Book Review of “Scotland” The Story of a Nation” by Magnus Magnusson
    Each chapter in this somewhat quirky history is preceded by a summary of the events to be discussed as they were described by Walter Scott (1771- 1832) in Tales of a Grandfather. As explained by the Walter Scott Digital Archive of Edinburgh…
  • Aug 21

    August 21, 1858 – The First Lincoln-Douglas Debate

    August 21, 1858 – The First Lincoln-Douglas Debate
    On this day in history, the first debate between senatorial contenders Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas took place in Ottawa, Illinois. They each gave incredibly long speeches, allowing rebuttals as well as questions from the audience,…
  • Aug 19

    August 19, 1985 – Important West German Spy Defects to East Germany

    August 19, 1985 – Important West German Spy Defects to East Germany
    On this day in history, Hans-Joachim Tiedge defected to the security services run by the infamous East German spymaster Markus Wolf. East German authorities also announced that they had arrested 168 West German agents in East Germany pursuant…
Rank this Week: 4394

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
  • Aug 22

    Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. In 2012, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission redrew the map for the state legislative districts based on the results of the…
  • Aug 18

    Mathis v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Mathis v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Mathis v. United States. The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) imposes a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence on a defendant convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm who also has…
  • Aug 18

    Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. This case concerns a dispute over tribal court jurisdiction relating to allegations that the non-Indian manager of a Dollar…
Rank this Week: 976

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
Rank this Week: 951

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

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

    Johnson Is Retroactive For Career Offender Determination, But Still Must Wait For Beckle

    Johnson Is Retroactive For Career Offender Determination, But Still Must Wait For Beckle
    The Sixth Circuit will authorize second or successive § 2255 petitions to address Johnson issues related to application of the career offender enhancement. In In re: Antonio D. Patrick, the Sixth Circuit found that Johnson announced a…
  • Aug 21

    Career Offender Clarification

    Career Offender Clarification
    Adult convictions, even if committed and obtained before a defendant is eighteen, may be used when determining career offender status. In U.S. v. Doxey, the Sixth Circuit (in a published opinion) joined the Fourth and Tenth Circuits in…
  • Jul 29

    J. Sutton: Wait for Beckle

    J. Sutton: Wait for Beckle
    In today's opinion in In Re: Alford D. Embry, Judge Sutton notes the differing opinions on whether Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), applies to the Guidelines and whether it applies retroactively to the Guidelines. There is…
Rank this Week: 2248

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: 2312

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Aug 17

    Teen scales Trump Tower for attention

    Teen scales Trump Tower for attention
    In August, 2016, nineteen year-old, Stephen Rogata, used suction cups to climb the 58-story Trump Tower in New York City. The building is Trump’s corporate headquarters as well as his home. The Virginia teenager posted YouTube…
  • Aug 9

    High school freshman works to “stamp out cyberbullying”

    High school freshman works to “stamp out cyberbullying”
    Claire Rowe is going into her sophomore year at LaDue High School in St. Louis, Missouri. While in the eighth grade, she was targeted on Instagram with an “I hate Claire Rowe” account. The user who created it…
  • Aug 4

    Are voter ID laws constitutional?

    Are voter ID laws constitutional?
    Voter identification laws have increased throughout the country since the U.S. Supreme Court opinion Shelby County v. Holder (decided in 2013), which essentially gutted the Voting Rights Act. The purpose of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was…
Rank this Week: 2150

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/
  • Aug 12

    National Night Out

    National Night Out
    by Moises Reyes, Coordinator of Community Service & InitiativesOn Tuesday August 2, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions' Community Service Crew went to Longwood Avenue and Southern Blvd to support the NYPD's 41st Precinct with National…
  • Jul 19

    BCS to the Rescue

    BCS to the Rescue
    by Anthony Gonzalez, BCS Crew SupervisorOn the morning of July 5, 2016, BCS Community Service crew members Corey Hatton, Intern Jamal Carmichael and I, along with three BCS clients, set out to one of our regular work sites.  While riding…
  • May 23

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner
    by Shlomit Levy, Clinical CoordinatorOn Friday May 20, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions hosted an appreciation breakfast to personally thank those agencies who have partnered with us over the years.  Our partnersrange from employment…
Rank this Week: 2328

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/
  • Aug 7

    Change of Plan

    Change of Plan
    Gould v. Town of Monkton, 2016 VT 84By Elizabeth Kruska Mr. Gould owns or owned some property in the town of Monkton and had ideas about how he’d like to subdivide and develop the lots. I’m not sure how long he had the land,…
  • Aug 7

    Curtilage By Any Other Name Is Constitutional

    Curtilage By Any Other Name Is Constitutional
    State v. Koenig, 2016 VT 65By Amy DavisThis case focuses on a motion to suppress evidence that ultimately lead to a DUI conviction. State Police received a tip about some problem driving in Bethel. The caller gave the vehicle’s…
  • Aug 7

    Multiple Bites of the Apple

    Multiple Bites of the Apple
    Deutsche Bank v. Pinette, 2016 VT 71By Thomas M. KesterAlbert Einstein is (allegedly) credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” This is such a…
Rank this Week: 3001

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
Rank this Week: 2120

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2800

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/
  • Jun 21

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]
    The Court of Appeals has a back and forth recent history on dissents. Chief Judge Judith Kaye said she was not a big fan. Her successor, Jonathan Lippman welcomed them. Kaye sought to avoid fractured decisions and unpleasant divisions by…
  • Jun 20

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]
    Janet DiFiore assumed the center seat of New York's highest court this past February. Since that time, she has presided over 4 monthly sessions of appeals, and the Court has already rendered decisions for 3 of those dockets. In replacing…
  • May 21

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)
    As discussed in Part 1, the Catholic Diocese of Albany, together with other religious organizations, has filed suit challenging a New York State regulation that mandates abortion coverage in employee health insurance policies. These…
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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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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/
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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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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/
  • Dec 8

    Plausible Malice

    Plausible Malice
    The Court, in Biro v. Conde Nast held that a defamation claim made by a limited purpose public figure, the plaintiff must plead sufficient facts to demonstrate that the required allegation of actual malice is plausible.  In this…
  • Oct 20

    Judge Cardamone die

    Judge Cardamone die
    Former Judge Richard J. Cardamone died at age 90 on October 16, 2015.
  • Oct 19

    Post-garnishment residual wages -- Certified to Connecticut Supreme Court

    Post-garnishment residual wages -- Certified to Connecticut Supreme Court
    The Second Circuit has certified the following question to the Connecticut Supreme Court:Do Conn. Gen. Stat. sections 52-361a and 52-367b, read together, exempt post-garnishment residual wages held in a third-party's bank account from further…
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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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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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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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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,…
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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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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/
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