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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On Thursday at 2 p.m., the Constitution Project will host its Term recap at the Rayburn House Office Building. Steve Vladeck will lead the discussion. For more information, and to RSVP, visit the Constitution Project’s website.
  • Jul 7

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On July 8, the Law and Economics Center at George Mason will host a “wrap-up” of the Court’s energy and environment docket from the October Term 2014. The event will take place at the National Press Club and will also be…
  • Jul 7

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    End-of-Term overviews come from Nina Totenberg of NPR, who describes the October Term 2014 as a “historic term, a surprisingly liberal term – and a nasty term.”  And C-Span has video of a panel featuring a group of…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Jul 7

    Are criminal trials fair?

    Are criminal trials fair?
    Judge Kozinski says no way in this really interesting read from the Georgetown Annual Review of Criminal Procedure.  His main points, as summarized by Business Insider:1. Eyewitnesses are highly reliableEyewitnesses are highly…
  • Jul 4

    Happy 10th Birthday to the Blog!

    Happy 10th Birthday to the Blog!
    The Southern District of Florida Blog shares its birthday with the U S of A.  The blog turns 10 this year.  And America is 239, not 2015.The very first post 10 years ago asked for President Bush to appoint a Floridian to the Supreme…
  • Jul 1

    New Article on the Eleventh Circuit's State of Emergency

    New Article on the Eleventh Circuit's State of Emergency
    Section 46(b) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code states that appeals may be heard and determined "by separate panels, each consisting of three judges, at least a majority of whom shall be judges of that court, ... unless the chief judge of that…
Rank this Week: 65

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jul 6

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para terça-feira (7)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para terça-feira (7)
    Revista Justiça No quadro “Direito Penal”, o advogado criminalista e mestre em Direito Processual Penal Daniel Zaclis fala sobre delação premiada e o acordo de leniência. No quadro “Dicas do…
  • Jul 6

    Dispositivos do Código Tributário Municipal de Morro Agudo (SP) é objetivo de ADPF

    Dispositivos do Código Tributário Municipal de Morro Agudo (SP) é objetivo de ADPF
    O procurador-geral da Republica, Rodrigo Janot, ajuizou a Arguição de Descumprimento de Preceito Fundamental (ADPF) 351 pedindo que o Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) declare a não recepção, pela…
  • Jul 6

    Negada liminar que pedia revogação da prisão do pai do menino Bernardo

    Negada liminar que pedia revogação da prisão do pai do menino Bernardo
    A ministra Rosa Weber, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), negou liminar no Habeas Corpus (HC) 129008, impetrado em favor do médico Leandro Boldrini, acusado de participar do homicídio de seu filho Bernardo Boldrini, no interior…
Rank this Week: 120

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Jul 6

    Meridian Joint School Dist. No. 2 v. D.A. (9th Cir. - July 6, 2015)

    Meridian Joint School Dist. No. 2 v. D.A. (9th Cir. - July 6, 2015)
    Here's a weird one. At least to an outsider like me.Among other things, the Ninth Circuit vacates and injunction that prohibited a high school student from graduating.  That part doesn't seem strange.  Judge Callahan's opinion on…
  • Jul 3

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    It's the day before July 4.  So everyone's on holiday.  (Except for most lawyers, of course.)  Which means no new opinions.But as we head into the holiday, let's just send a simple message.  You'd think that you wouldn't…
  • Jul 2

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)
    How much do you think this fact pattern settles for:"The St. Regis is a resort facility located in Dana Point and is owned by CPH Monarch Hotel, LLC (CPH). . . . On September 15, 2007, Epp dived into the shallow end of one the swimming…
Rank this Week: 184

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Case o' The Week: Crawford and Kozinski, a Patriotic Pair - Esparaza and Testimonial Evidence

    Case o' The Week: Crawford and Kozinski, a Patriotic Pair - Esparaza and Testimonial Evidence
      Nothing more patriotic for the Fourth of July than a case upholding core constitutional rights (and a remarkable article advocating for greater justice in our system of criminal law and procedure).United States v. Esparza, 2015 WL…
  • Jul 2

    United States v. Pocklington, No. 13-50461…

    United States v. Pocklington, No. 13-50461 (McKeown with Kleinfeld and M. Smith) --- The Ninth Circuit held that a district court lacks jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. § 3565(c) to retroactively revoke probation after the probation term…
  • Jul 1

    Two of today's decisions involve a…

    Two of today's decisions involve a question about the proper decision maker in § 2254 habeas cases for the stay-and-abeyance procedure described in Rhines v. Weber, 544 U.S. 269 (2005).  The third involves a collateral attack on a…
Rank this Week: 189

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: 199

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: 228

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/
  • Jun 19

    Update on 2013 invalidity – only verdict

    Update on 2013 invalidity – only verdict
    In an April 28, 2014 article in Texas Lawyer Who're Your Calling Plaintiff Friendly Jeff Saltman of Fisch Sigler and I analyzed the 2013 patent verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas and found that Eastern District juries rendered…
  • Jun 19

    Update on 2013 invalidity – only verdict

    Update on 2013 invalidity – only verdict
    In an April 28, 2014 article in Texas Lawyer Who're Your Calling Plaintiff Friendly Jeff Saltman of Fisch Sigler LLP and I analyzed the 2013 patent verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas and found that Eastern District juries rendered...
  • Jun 19

    Patent verdict for DataQuill

    Patent verdict for DataQuill
    A Marshall jury rendered a verdict yesterday in Magistrate Judge Roy Payne's court in DataQuill Limited v. ZTE USA, Inc., 2:13cv633. The jury found the plaintiff had shown that all of the five asserted claims were infringed, and that none...
Rank this Week: 363

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: 404

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: 504

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 531

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: 676

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Jul 3

    Shields and Brooks on Supreme Court lessons, Donald Trump controversy

    Shields and Brooks on Supreme Court lessons, Donald Trump controversy
    Watch VideoJUDY WOODRUFF: And, as we do every Friday, we turn to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. That’s syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks, who joins us today from Aspen, Colorado. So,…
  • Jul 1

    Despite some high-profile liberal wins, why the Supreme Court hasn’t shifted

    Despite some high-profile liberal wins, why the Supreme Court hasn’t shifted
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: So, the case on the health care law, with Secretary Burwell named as a defendant, was, of course, just one decision in a dramatic and, some believe, historic Supreme Court session. That session…
  • Jul 1

    Obama aims to change conversation around the health care law

    Obama aims to change conversation around the health care law
    U.S. President Barack Obama is seen speaking in the Rose Garden as seen through the columns of the White House colonnade as he reacts after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to…
Rank this Week: 660

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
  • Jul 1

    Glossip v. Gross - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Glossip v. Gross - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Glossip v. Gross. This case concerned three questions. The first was whether it is constitutional for a state to execute an inmate by administering a three-drug protocol in which…
  • Jul 1

    Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency. The question in this case is whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted unreasonably when it did not consider the costs…
  • Jun 26

    Obergefell v. Hodges - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Obergefell v. Hodges - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Obergefell v. Hodges. This highly anticipated case concerned two questions. The first is whether states are required by the Fourteenth Amendment to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The…
Rank this Week: 701

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 781

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: 762

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/
  • Jul 7

    Attorney Suspended for Having Sex with Client

    Attorney Suspended for Having Sex with Client
    The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended Lakewood attorney Jalal T. Sleibi from practicing law for two years, with six months stayed, because of his sexual relationships with four clients.
  • Jul 2

    First District: Trial Can Determine if Radio Maker, Pot Growers, Caused Firefighter’s Death

    First District: Trial Can Determine if Radio Maker, Pot Growers, Caused Firefighter’s Death
    The parents of a Hamilton County firefighter can proceed with their wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of an emergency radio and homeowners growing marijuana in the basement where the accident occurred, an Ohio appeals court ruled.
  • Jul 2

    Dismissal Power Granted to Local Tax Boards 20 Years Ago Overruled

    Dismissal Power Granted to Local Tax Boards 20 Years Ago Overruled
    Local tax boards do not have the authority to dismiss a tax case for a party’s “failure to prosecute,” such as not appearing at a hearing, the Ohio Supreme Court concluded today.
Rank this Week: 867

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/
  • Jun 22

    This blawg will be on hiatus until mid-July....

    This blawg will be on hiatus until mid-July....
    This blawg will be taking a short break. Should be fine, right? Nothing important could possibly happen in the appellate world in just a few weeks over the summer...
  • Jun 22

    No flim flam

    No flim flam
    Are orders remanding a case from state to federal court appealable?The recent 9th Circuit case of Flam v. Flam (9th Circ. June 8, 2015) provides a clue.H&L's Peder Batalden and John Querio explain all in today's DJ.Here're the opening…
  • Jun 18

    Today's appellate tidbit

    Today's appellate tidbit
    Today's DJ profiles LASC Judge Dick Burdge. Prominent commercial litigator in the LA legal community? Sure. But he earns his spot on this blog because: "His wife is Lee S. Edmon, a former presiding judge of the Los Angeles County Superior…
Rank this Week: 853

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: 929

The Magistrate's Blog

The Magistrate's Blog

Musings and snippets from an English magistrate.

http://thelawwestofealingbroadway.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    All Change

    All Change
    I have migrated the blog tohttp://magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk/and copied all of the posts across.I shall leave this one up for the foreseeable future, but I shall post to the new url, which has working comments. I shall bring the old…
  • Mar 20

    Housekeeping Updated

    Housekeeping Updated
    I have no idea what has happened to the comments - JS-Kit was dumped on me when they bought out Haloscan. I have tried to get in to put it back to normal, but I haven't got time. I'll have a go when things calm down a bit.Wednesday Update:…
  • Mar 20

    Current Affair

    Current Affair
    The CPS are shortly to begin their new 'paperless as far as the door of the court' document handling system. I wish them well and hope that the widely expressed fear that this will be just another Government IT fiasco proves to be…
Rank this Week: 943

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/
  • Jul 2

    BCS Helps Out at the Bryant Hill Community Garden

    BCS Helps Out at the Bryant Hill Community Garden
    Justin Briggs (BCS), Gerald (WorldChangers Church) and Moises Reyes (BCS)On Saturday, June 20th, Bronx Community Solutions invited community partners to a beautification project taking place at the Bryant Hill Community Garden. The project…
  • Jun 24

    Procedural Justice at Work in Newark

    Procedural Justice at Work in Newark
    Another press clip about a partner project of Bronx Community Solutions - this time featuring Newark Community Solutions, and the procedural justice tenets they are able to employ with the help of an enthusiastic judge, Judge Victoria…
  • Jun 22

    Red Hook in the Pre

    Red Hook in the Pre
    Judge Alex Calabrese, who has presided over RHCJC for the last 15 yearsRecently there was some great press in the New York Times about our partner project, the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Check it out here:A Court Keeps People Out of…
Rank this Week: 1027

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 994

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: 1065

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: 1000

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: 981

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/
  • Jul 6

    Inmate suicide loses on qualified immunity ground

    Inmate suicide loses on qualified immunity ground
    The Supreme Court uses an inmate suicide case to remind us how hard it is to hold individual government defendants liable in constitutional cases whey they can assert qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that shields them from litigation when…
  • Jul 2

    Inmate wins Iqbal appeal

    Inmate wins Iqbal appeal
    If you are a federal practitioner, the headline will prompt a double-take. For the rest of you, know this: Iqbal is a Supreme Court decision that makes it easier to dismiss lawsuits that do not allege plausible claims. And inmates rarely win…
  • Jul 1

    Inmates have rights, too

    Inmates have rights, too
    Inmates have the constitutional right to out-of-cell exercise while in jail. The jail can restrict the inmate's exercise for security reasons. In this case, the inmate says that jail officials in Connecticut had a policy of requiring inmates…
Rank this Week: 1202

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/
  • Jul 4

    Who's Covered Here?

    Who's Covered Here?
    Hemond v. Frontier Communications, Inc., 2015 VT 66By Andrew DelaneyThis appeal is about indemnification. Indemnification can be express or implied. I think of express indemnification as a formal agreement to “pick up the tab.”…
  • Jul 1

    Custody Consideration

    Custody Consideration
    Frazer v. Olson, 2015 VT 84By Elizabeth KruskaMs. Frazer (Mom) and Mr. Olson (Dad) were married in 2000, had 2 kids, and separated in 2011. They filed for divorce in April of 2013, and the final divorce hearing happened over the course…
  • Jun 28

    Trust Issue

    Trust Issue
    In re PRB Docket No. 2014-133, 2015 VT 63By Andrew DelaneyWhen the SCOV likes something the Professional Responsibility Board does, it’ll publish it in the Vermont Reports without messin’ with it. That what’s going on in…
Rank this Week: 1207

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

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

    Using Access Devices: the Sentencing Challenge

    Using Access Devices: the Sentencing Challenge
    The Sixth Circuit has twice rejected challenges to the Government’s proof of usability of an unauthorized access device at sentencing (determined under U.S.S.G. § 2B1.1). In both cases, defendants, relying on United States v.…
  • Jun 5

    The plea agreement that wasn't

    The plea agreement that wasn't
    Let's say you committed a crime. Maybe it involved a fraud related to "antioxidant-rich whole food puree," or maybe it involved apocryphal gold bars supposedly buried by the Japanese during World War II, or maybe it involved both -- we're…
  • Jun 2

    Internet Threats—The Time Machine Edition

    Internet Threats—The Time Machine Edition
    To be convicted of threatening people, a defendant must intend to be threatening. Harkening to doubts expressed by Judge Sutton in his United States v. Jefferies dubitante opinion (covered by this blog in August 2012), the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 1257

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia
    The Victoria Law Commission has finalized its report on juror empanelment.  The report, which is available here, examines the following three areas Peremptory challenges and the Crown's right to stand aside Calling of the panel…
  • Oct 8

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument
    Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Warger v. Shauers.Sheila Birnbaum will be arguing for respondent (Randy D. Shauers).Sarah E. Harrington who represents the solicitor general's office will also be arguing for…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Voting Paradoxe

    Jury Voting Paradoxe
    Jason IulianoAbstract (to read the entire article go here)The special verdict is plagued by two philosophical paradoxes: the discursive dilemma and the lottery paradox. Although widely discussed in the philosophical literature, these…
Rank this Week: 1226

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: 1252

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: 1248

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 6

    Marriage Decision: Recap

    Marriage Decision: Recap
    Disclosure: No surprise to readers of New York Court Watcher or anyone who knows me, I am extremely pleased that the Supreme Court has recognized the equal right of same-sex couples to marry. My personal opinion aside, here's an unadorned…
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court Wrap Ups (On Air Commentary)

    Supreme Court Wrap Ups (On Air Commentary)
    The last several days have been a whirlwind of on air interviews about the Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions: Obamacare subsidies, same-sex marriage, lethal injection, etc. Plus, at the state level, New York Court of Appeals Judge Susan…
  • Jun 29

    Update--Supremely Polarized: Partisanship Continues to Prevail

    Update--Supremely Polarized: Partisanship Continues to Prevail
    (We'll return to the Recaps--last week's marriage decision and then today's on lethal injection. But first, let's update last week's "Supremely Polarized" post.) We've discussed and documented the politically partisan voting on…
Rank this Week: 1491

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: 1493

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: 1384

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: 1592

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1630

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Jul 6

    Review of “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789” by Joseph J. Elli

    Review of “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789” by Joseph J. Elli
    Joseph Ellis has authored several entertaining books on the Founding Era of American History.  In this book, he hones in his focus to the period of 1783-1789 and makes two basic arguments.  The first is that this period constituted…
  • Jul 4

    July 4, 1872 – Birthdate of Calvin Coolidge

    July 4, 1872 – Birthdate of Calvin Coolidge
    On this day in history, the future 30th president of the United States was born in Plymouth, Vermont. Coolidge went to Amherst College in nearby Amherst, Massachusetts, where he graduated with honors in 1895. He also won a reputation on…
  • Jul 2

    July 2, 1822 – Denmark Vesey Was Hanged in South Carolina

    July 2, 1822 – Denmark Vesey Was Hanged in South Carolina
    On this day in history, Denmark Vesey, a former slave who bought his own freedom and who had planned a slave insurrection, was hanged along with 34 other alleged conspirators. Vesey had been a slave in both the Caribbean and South Carolina,…
Rank this Week: 1967

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: 2277

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit
    I received a copy of this letter in one of my cases: What’s wrong with using the short citation form “id.” when citing the record? As I wrote about here, the Fifth Circuit recently standardized the format for citing…
  • Mar 30

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
Rank this Week: 1838

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

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

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

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy

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

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft

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

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez
    Local rule setting maximum age for recruitment of police officers at 30 years contrary to EU law>> The Employment Equality Directive (The EE Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC)  prohibits any form of discrimination in employment based…
Rank this Week: 1820

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: 2184

The Appellate Practitioner

The Appellate Practitioner

Covers appellate practice in California and the Ninth Circuit. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.appellatepractitioner.com/
  • Mar 23

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner
    Over the past couple of months, I haven't had time to keep The Appellate Practitioner updated in the way I'd like to. Therefore, I am putting the blog on hiatus for the time being. Please visit my primary blog, The UCL Practitioner, which I…
  • Jan 5

    "A High Court Training Regimen"

    "A High Court Training Regimen"
    Friday's Recorder had an article on a new moot program being organized at U.C. Berkeley for attorneys with California Supreme Court cases. It sounds very similar to what Professor Myron Moskovitz has been doing at Golden Gate University…
  • Dec 8

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"
    Slate has an interesting jurisprudence essay on the impact of amicus filings at the U.S. Supreme Court level. Adam Chandler, "The Early Brief Gets the Worm: Liberal groups are ceding a key way to influence the Supreme Court," Slate (Dec. 5,…
Rank this Week: 1990

Seventh Circuit Blog

Seventh Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit7.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?
    United States v. Nitch, No. 05-2603 (February 21, 2007): Mr. Nitch received a sentence of 168 months, which was apparently within his calculated guidelines range, although the opinion does not state what that range was. In imposing sentence,…
  • Feb 13

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    Christopher Raygoza v. Don Hulick, No. 05-2340 (January 25, 2007): Mr. Raygoza was convicted of murder. The Seventh Circuit granted habeas corpus relief based on ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Feb 12

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury
    United States v. Adam Babul, No. 05-4538 (february 9, 2007): Mr. Babul aided applicants for truck driving licenses. In order to take advantage of the easier licensing procedures in Wisconsin, he helped his applicants create false claims of…
Rank this Week: 2047

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/
  • Jun 5

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy
    What the power of positive thinking may have begun to lose by the late 1990s in terms of political stridency, it gained in terms of biomedical responsibility. More than anything else, this respectability was gained through the increasingly…
  • May 25

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day
    During the War When my brother came home from war he carried his left arm in a black sling but assured us most of it was still there. Spring was late, the trees forgot to leaf out. I stood in a long line waiting…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2777