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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Kolon Industries, Incorporated v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company 14-77 Issue: Whether, under 28 U.S.C. § 455(b), the federal recusal statute, a federal judge is relieved of his mandatory…
  • Aug 29

    Last of first-round same-sex marriage cases is in

    Last of first-round same-sex marriage cases is in
    The last in the first round of new same-sex marriage cases to reach the Supreme Court — an appeal by a county clerk in Virginia — was filed on Friday, and it offered the Court a variety of options for confronting the…
  • Aug 28

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Bonner v. City of Brighton, Michigan 14-63 Issue: (1) Whether certiorari should be granted to resolve the conflicting decisions between the Michigan Supreme Court and other states’ courts as to…
Rank this Week: 11

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new student

    Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new student
    Miami in August?  He needs to schedule this trip for beginning of the Spring semester...Anyway, Justice Kennedy had this to say (via UM News):He had expected answers such as The Verdict, To Kill a Mockingbird, or A Few Good…
  • Aug 27

    This is an incredible story

    This is an incredible story
    What happened here?The jury agreed with the defense and had reasonable doubt about whether the dad did it..The jury believed that the dad did it and the jury excused his behavior.The jury didn't know and didn't care. pollcode.com free…
  • Aug 26

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge
    Alyson Palmer has this great article about her research into the complaints about judges filed with the 11th Circuit.  The very public suspension of Judge Fuller because of his arrest for domestic violence led her to investigate.…
Rank this Week: 79

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Aug 31

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (1º)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (1º)
    Revista Justiça No programa desta segunda-feira, os advogados João Luiz Arzeno da Silva e Francis Bordas comentam a Súmula Vinculante 33, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, que dispõe sobre aposentadoria especial de…
  • Aug 29

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 29/8 20h – Grandes Julgamentos do STF O programa desta semana apresenta decisão sobre o pagamento do seguro obrigatório DPVAT, na qual o Plenário fixou a legitimidade ativa do Ministério…
  • Aug 29

    STF discutirá cancelamento de inscrição em conselho profissional por inadimplência

    STF discutirá cancelamento de inscrição em conselho profissional por inadimplência
    O Plenário Virtual do Supremo Tribunal Federal reconheceu a existência de repercussão geral na matéria discutida no Recurso Extraordinário (RE) 808424, que trata da possibilidade de cancelamento…
Rank this Week: 84

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 29

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)
    If you're a registered sex offender, and sufficiently poor that you don't have enough money for a home, you're going back to prison.  Pure and simple.Maybe not de jure.  But de facto.  Because you've got to register and tell…
  • Aug 28

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    There's so much in this opinion that's really, really good.  As is typical for Justice Bedsworth.  Plus, it involves a fascinating issue -- whether it's relevant in a woman-on-girl molestation trial that the alleged perpetrator is a…
  • Aug 28

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    Two police officers are driving along doing their job and see three guys standing in front of a house in a high-crime area.  The officers have, I presume, a gut feeling and decide to pull up in front of the house and try to talk to the…
Rank this Week: 155

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: 166

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 195

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: 203

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 29

    Defendant's JMOLs Denied; Infringement Verdict Affirmed

    Defendant's JMOLs Denied; Infringement Verdict Affirmed
    OPTi Inc. v. Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. et al, 2:10cv279 (8/29/2014) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: JMOL rulings One of the differences between district judges and appellate judges, I once heard a district judge say, is that appellate…
  • Aug 29

    Dallas Morning News on ED Tex Patent Docket Development

    Dallas Morning News on ED Tex Patent Docket Development
    Today's Dallas Morning News has another article on the local patent docket by reporter Jeff Bounds. The article notes that the number of new patent infringement lawsuits filed in the Eastern District of Texas hit another record high during…
  • Aug 27

    Anti-Procrastinator FRCP Amendments On Their Way (No, Not The Discovery Ones)

    Anti-Procrastinator FRCP Amendments On Their Way (No, Not The Discovery Ones)
    I will be posting in the next few days about the major set of rule amendments dealing with discovery that are set to go before the Judicial Conference next month, but wanted to flag that there are yet more on...
Rank this Week: 216

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 285

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Cost of Incarceration Is Not a Permissible Factor In Deciding Whether To Impose Imprisonment

    Cost of Incarceration Is Not a Permissible Factor In Deciding Whether To Impose Imprisonment
    United States v. Park, No. 13-4142-cr (2d Cir. July 9, 2014) (Cabranes, Carney, and Droney) (per curiam), available hereConvicted of filing a false corporate tax return, Park was sentenced to three years' probation, including six months'…
  • Jul 28

    Admission of Lineup Identification of Defendant Was, At Most, Harmless Error

    Admission of Lineup Identification of Defendant Was, At Most, Harmless Error
    United States v. Reed, No. 13-0359(L) (2d Cir. June 25, 2014) (Jacobs, Calabresi, and Pooler), available hereReed was convicted after trial of various federal charges arising from the shooting and attempted robbery of a rival drug…
  • Jul 28

    Supreme Court's Peugh Decision Not Retroactive To Cases on Collateral Review

    Supreme Court's Peugh Decision Not Retroactive To Cases on Collateral Review
    Herrera-Gomez v. United States, No. 14-1166 (2d Cir. June 17, 2014) (Winter, Walker, and Cabranes) (per curiam), available herePetitioner, a federal prisoner convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin, moved in the Circuit for leave to…
Rank this Week: 432

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

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

    Will conflicting federal health care law rulings head to the Supreme Court?

    Will conflicting federal health care law rulings head to the Supreme Court?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat Are the Effects and Requirements for Employers Under Health Reform? How do marketplace health care plans differ from others? At enrollment deadline, affordability may be real test of…
  • Jul 15

    How will your healthcare change after the recent rulings on contraceptives?

    How will your healthcare change after the recent rulings on contraceptives?
    Supporters of employer-paid birth control rally in front of the Supreme Court before the decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores was announced June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesQ. How will my health…
  • Jul 10

    Border spat: When optics and substance don’t meet

    Border spat: When optics and substance don’t meet
    President Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas Wednesday for a meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders to discuss the humanitarian situation at the Southwest border. Photo by JEWEL…
Rank this Week: 456

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: 510

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 29

    "Death of Justice H. Walter Croskey"?

    "Death of Justice H. Walter Croskey"?
    The MetNews is apparently soliciting words of tribute for an obituary for Justice Croskey...Div. 3 had been issuing opinions with a footnote reading: "Due to the unavailability of the third member of the panel which was assigned to hear this…
  • Aug 29

    Appellate Extravaganza

    Appellate Extravaganza
    To kick off the holiday weekend, today's DJ offers  a buffet of appellate goodness:Stanford professor confirmed to state Supreme Court. Emily Green begins the article like this: "Stanford Law School Professor Mariano-Florentino…
  • Aug 28

    Analysis of amended opinion

    Analysis of amended opinion
    If you scan the Court of Appeal's opinion pages, you'll sometimes see a case number followed by an M (or an A). These are modifications (or amendments) to opinions, typically denying rehearing and/or perhaps tweaking a line or two in a…
Rank this Week: 647

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: 665

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Case Comment: Hounga v Allen & Anor [2014] UKSC 47

    Case Comment: Hounga v Allen & Anor [2014] UKSC 47
    At the end of July, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47. The case… The post Case Comment: Hounga v Allen & Anor [2014] UKSC 47 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Aug 14

    Supreme Court Art: Stories from the JCPC

    Supreme Court Art: Stories from the JCPC
    Throughout August and September 2014 the Supreme Court will be holding an exhibition on its second floor before the start… The post Supreme Court Art: Stories from the JCPC appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Aug 13

    Case Preview: International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc UK

    Case Preview: International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc UK
    Background Mr Alan Carré (“AC”) worked for International Energy Group Limited (“IEG”) in Guernsey for 27 years, from 1961 to… The post Case Preview: International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc…
Rank this Week: 690

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: 712

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 846

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 19

    Broken Windows Theory

    Broken Windows Theory
    Broken Windows Theory infuses many of the ideas and projects of the Center for Court Innovation. My overly simplified explanation of the theory goes like so: by changing the appearance of a neighborhood for the better (ex. repairing broken…
  • Aug 15

    A BCS Summer Intern's Experience

    A BCS Summer Intern's Experience
    Throughout the year, Bronx Community Solutions relies on the careful, enthusiastic work provided by a rotating team of talented interns. Interns help out with intake and scheduling, classroom monitoring, special projects such as the DWI…
  • Aug 6

    The Bronx is Blooming!

    The Bronx is Blooming!
    BCS ADP Community Service Participants and youth volunteers begin their day of work in the park On Tuesday, July 29th, the Bronx was blooming at Joyce Kilmer Park on 161st street and Grand Concourse. BCS Youth Community Service met with our…
Rank this Week: 876

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: 906

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

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

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

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

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
Rank this Week: 997

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: 992

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 31

    Thanks for Nothin'!

    Thanks for Nothin'!
    Ainsworth v. Chandler, 2014 VT 107By Andrew DelaneyIn the usual course, a defendant is thrilled when his insurer steps in and gets the case against him tossed on summary judgment. This case is different. Boyfriend and girlfriend met up…
  • Aug 30

    Technical Tolling Trouble

    Technical Tolling Trouble
    Mahoney v. Tara, LLC, 2014 VT 90By Andrew DelaneyAs Yogi Berra is rumored to have said, this case is “like déjà vu all over again.” Back in 2011, the SCOV sent this case back to the trial court for factual…
  • Aug 30

    Appreciation for Depreciation

    Appreciation for Depreciation
    Vermont Transco LLC v. Town of Vernon, 2014 VT 93By Andrew DelaneyI’ve never developed a taste for property tax law. But this case seems like it might’ve been interesting to litigate. The actual real property involved is worth…
Rank this Week: 1106

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 28

    Botched SWAT raid produces pro-plaintiff qualified immunity ruling

    Botched SWAT raid produces pro-plaintiff qualified immunity ruling
    This case involves a SWAT raid gone awry, or as the Court of Appeals puts it, a "botched" SWAT raid. The victims of this raid sued the police. The district court allowed some of the claims to proceed to trial, but defendants take up an…
  • Aug 26

    $250,000 in damages for malicious prosecution victim

    $250,000 in damages for malicious prosecution victim
    In this malicious prosecution case, an LIRR employee won her case against a co-worker who had falsely accused her of grabbing her breast. The jury awarded plaintiff $480,000 in damages. The Second Circuit sustains the liability finding but…
  • Aug 22

    Occupy Wall Street protesters can proceed with false arrest lawsuit

    Occupy Wall Street protesters can proceed with false arrest lawsuit
    This case arises from the Occupy Wall Street movement, which sprouted in 2011 in New York City. On October 1, 2011, the protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. They allege that the police allowed them to do this and even led them onto…
Rank this Week: 1070

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 27

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism
    One of our foremost scholars of Indic philosophies, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, has an important guest-post at the Indian Philosophy blog: “On the possibility and nature of neurophilosophical study of Indic traditions.” I happen to…
  • Aug 24

    Unintentional blogging hiatu

    Unintentional blogging hiatu
    I apologize to any regular readers who have expectations for posts now and then. I've not been on vacation (indeed, not since my 25th wedding anniversary) but other things have taken up my time of late (in short, blogging comes after lots of…
  • Jul 19

    Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker

    Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker
    I did not have the time to cross-post this today, so please see Religious Left Law.
Rank this Week: 1115

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 23

    Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency

    Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency
    On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency. The question in this case was whether the EPA permissibly determined that its regulation of greenhouse gas…
  • Aug 4

    Limelight v. Akamai Technologies and Nautilus v. Biosig Instrument

    Limelight v. Akamai Technologies and Nautilus v. Biosig Instrument
    On June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court issued opinions in two property rights cases, Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies and Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments.The question in Limelight v. Akamai Technologies was whether the Federal Circuit…
  • Jul 30

    Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. The question in the case is whether, for purposes of obtaining a patent, claims to computer-implemented inventions…
Rank this Week: 1071

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: 1067

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/
  • Aug 29

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split Arbitration Decision

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split Arbitration Decision
    Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit tried to bring some clarity to the role of res  judicata in arbitration proceedings.  W. J. O’Neil Company v. Shepley, Bullfinch, Richardson & Abbott, Inc.  In a construction project gone…
  • Aug 28

    Sixth Circuit Hands Down Pair of Significant Criminal Opinions: En Banc Decision and Amish Haircutting

    Sixth Circuit Hands Down Pair of Significant Criminal Opinions: En Banc Decision and Amish Haircutting
    This week, the Sixth Circuit issued a pair of significant criminal decisions.  In the first, U.S. v. Mateen , the Court issued its en banc decision in this criminal sentencing case concerning offenses against a minor.  We initially…
  • Aug 26

    Acknowledging Its Own Error, Sixth Circuit Tries To Provide Clarity On Notices of Appeal

    Acknowledging Its Own Error, Sixth Circuit Tries To Provide Clarity On Notices of Appeal
    If you ever have become confused regarding the timing and procedures related to notices of appeal, you are in good company.  Last week, the Sixth Circuit freely acknowledged that a motions panel of the Court reached a decision on this…
Rank this Week: 1245

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/
  • Aug 29

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments against

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments against
    Nevada’s official voters guide provides proponents and opponents of the creation of an intermediate appellate court for Nevada space for their arguments. Yesterday I looked at proponents. Today, opponents. Details below the fold.…
  • Aug 29

    Virginia: House member wants ban on election of judges whose relatives were current or recent members of the legislature

    Virginia: House member wants ban on election of judges whose relatives were current or recent members of the legislature
    As I’ve noted in the past Virginia stands virtually alone (South Carolina is the other state) in granting the legislature alone the power to appoint judges to office. As a matter of recent practice the Virginia Senate has declined to…
  • Aug 28

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments in favor

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments in favor
    Nevada’s official voters guide provides proponents and opponents of the creation of an intermediate appellate court for Nevada space for their arguments. Today I’ll be providing the official arguments in favor, tomorrow those…
Rank this Week: 1205

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/
  • Aug 28

    Who’s Liable for Real Estate Agent’s Conduct Should Have Been Reviewed By Jury

    Who’s Liable for Real Estate Agent’s Conduct Should Have Been Reviewed By Jury
    Because a jury did not decide whether a real estate agent was acting within the scope of her agency when she committed fraud, the Ohio Supreme Court sent the case back to the trial court in a decision announced today.
  • Aug 28

    Public Employees Not Liable for Employment Discrimination in Certain Case

    Public Employees Not Liable for Employment Discrimination in Certain Case
    A supervisor in the Dayton Police Department is immune from civil liability in a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a police officer, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.
  • Aug 27

    Cleveland Judge Receives Public Reprimand

    Cleveland Judge Receives Public Reprimand
    The Ohio Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded Peter J. Corrigan, a judge for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, following his convictions for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and impeding the roadway.
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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/
  • Jul 14

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]
    Ok, 4 more days till the 2014 meet opens. Here's the final look back at last year's highlights. (click on any Highlight # to see related post) Highlight # 1 Will Take Charge, winning the Travers (click to enlarge any photo) Willie (center)…
  • Jul 13

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 7: The Humans)

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 7: The Humans)
    Just 5 more days--this coming Friday--opening day of the Saratoga 2014 meet. Season seats and admission passes in hand, I'm ready. So is the Capital Region. Exciting! Let's wind up last year's highlights with a few humans who made their…
  • Jul 8

    Supreme Court, 2013-14 Term: Quick Recap (Part 3: a few more cases)

    Supreme Court, 2013-14 Term: Quick Recap (Part 3: a few more cases)
    To conclude this series, here are 3 additional significant decisions--one that I should have included in part 1, and two others that don't fit very well in either part 1 or 2. Free Speech McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission--Campaign…
Rank this Week: 1181

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

Covers Florida Law and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Conigliaro.

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional
    This decision will attract a great deal of attention. It should. Today, the Eleventh Circuit held that the individual insurance mandate contained in the massive 2010 health care legislation violates the federal constitution because Congress…
  • Jul 8

    People Say I’m Lazy…

    People Say I’m Lazy…
    Dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice… You know the rest. Lennon had been spending time raising a family in New York. My story is a little different.
  • Feb 21

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
Rank this Week: 1233

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    Federal Prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky: "Oops"

    Federal Prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky: "Oops"
    There is a lot to like about United States v. Noble, No. 13-6056, though I doubt many federal prosecutors share my excitement.  Particularly federal prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky.Courtney Noble and Dena Brooks were passengers in a…
  • Aug 12

    Alleyne Error Not Harmle

    Alleyne Error Not Harmle
    In United States v. Hackett, No. 12-2248, the Sixth Circuit rejected the government's argument that a violation of Alleyne v. United States, 133 S.Ct. 2151 (2013), was harmless because the defendant admitted the facts giving rise to the…
  • Aug 12

    Household Chores ≠ Forced Labor

    Household Chores ≠ Forced Labor
    United States v. Toviave, No. 13-1441, is a case about prosecutorial discretion -- and overreach.  Toviave appears to be an unsavory character, but his conduct didn't actually violate the federal statute under which he was charged.…
Rank this Week: 1365

Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal

Covers recent criminal cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. By Russell Wheeler.

http://directappeal2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1364

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: 1370

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 30

    Court of Appeal Justice Walter Croskey die

    Court of Appeal Justice Walter Croskey die
    It is being reported that Second District Court of Appeal Justice H. Walter Croskey has died at 81.  This is a huge loss for California’s judicial system.  Justice Croskey, who served on the appellate bench for over 26 years,…
  • Aug 28

    Dissenting pro tems keep a streak going

    Dissenting pro tems keep a streak going
    The Supreme Court issued two 4-3 opinions this morning — in People v. Chandler and Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza LLC.  In each, the pro tem justice was one of the three dissenters.  In Chandler, Second District,…
  • Aug 28

    Cuéllar confirmed; election next

    Cuéllar confirmed; election next
    The Commission on Judicial Appointments this morning confirmed Governor Brown’s nomination to the Supreme Court of Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar.  The Commission members — Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye,…
Rank this Week: 1528

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 6

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario
    In early June, Fifth Court of Appeals Justice Jim Moseley (pictured) announced that he would be leaving the Court this month. He has since decided to join Gray, Reed & McGraw, where he will chair the firm’s appellate section. I have…
  • Jun 24

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
  • Jun 18

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
    The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular…
Rank this Week: 1510

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1544

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

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

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Jun 6

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split
    This post is part of a series exploring the ideas in an important new article by Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (Univ. Houston), entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. One important concept Bruhl explains is that of parallel…
  • Jun 6

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)
    Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (pictured), a professor at University of Houston Law Center, has an important new article on SSRN entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. This article is, simply put, brilliant. It changed the way that I think…
  • May 13

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split
    Sometimes appellate advocates argue that the circuit court panel in their case should align with the decisions of one or two other circuits in order to avoid creating a circuit split. In one recent case, the lawyer stretched the argument too…
Rank this Week: 1534

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

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

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece

    Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece
    Greek infringing EU law by not prohibiting uncontrolled management of landfill site at Natura 2000 site>> The Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98, herinafter: „ WFD”) requires Member States to take the necessary…
  • Jul 25

    Case C‑338/13, Noorzia

    Case C‑338/13, Noorzia
    Requiring minimum age 21 by date of application reunification of spouses not infringing Directive on right to family reunification>> The Directive on the right to family reunification (Directive 2003/86/EC) lays down the conditions…
  • Jul 15

    Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft

    Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft
    Swedish support scheme promoting green energy production in national territory compatible with EU law>> The Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28) allows Member States to support the production of green energy. Member States…
Rank this Week: 1759

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: 1755

Maryland Courts Watcher

Maryland Courts Watcher

Features the synopses of opinions from Maryland courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals.

http://marylandcourts.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1767

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1939

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Juries in the Caribbean

    Juries in the Caribbean
    The most recent edition of the Economist has an interesting article about juries in the Caribbean entitled 12 Clueless Men.  According to the article, some of the smaller countries in the Caribbean that adhere to the common law system…
  • Aug 29

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict
    First it was judges then attorneys and now apparently even courtroom deputies feel the need to criticize jurors for their verdicts. Minneapolis Star Tribune: Deputy's scolding of jury sparks investigation in Hennepin Co.
  • Aug 28

    Latest Edition of the Jury Expert

    Latest Edition of the Jury Expert
    Here is a list and brief description of the articles in the latest edition of the Jury Expert which is published by the American Society of Trial Consultants.Demographic Roulette: What Was Once a Bad Idea Has Gotten WorseAuthored by Doug…
Rank this Week: 2128

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

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

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

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

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey
    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey (Application no. 29411/07)JUDGMENT (17 September 2013)STRASBOURGPROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 29411/07) against the Republic of Turkey lodged with the Court under…
Rank this Week: 2170

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Aug 30

    August 30, 1918 – Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin Is Shot Twice In An Assassination Attempt

    August 30, 1918 – Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin Is Shot Twice In An Assassination Attempt
    On this day in history, 28-year-old anarchist Fanny Kaplan attempted to assassinate Vladimir Lenin as he emerged from a meeting at the Hammer and Sickle Factory in Moscow. She fired three shots: one missed him, but one went into his left…
  • Aug 28

    Joint Review of “Extraordinary Rendition” by Paul Batista

    Joint Review of “Extraordinary Rendition” by Paul Batista
    What would it be like for an American lawyer to have the job of defending an accused enemy of the state in a dictatorial country? It would be much like fictional Byron Carlos Johnson’s undertaking in Paul Batista’s Extraordinary…
  • Aug 26

    Review of “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary At War” by Robert M. Gate

    Review of “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary At War” by Robert M. Gate
    Duty, by Robert M. Gates, is a no-holds-barred, candid account of the operation of the Department of Defense (DoD) and of the deliberations of the cabinet and national security apparatus under Presidents George W. Bush and Barak Obama. Gates…
Rank this Week: 2390