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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Nebraska v. Mantich 13-1348 Issue: Whether Miller v. Alabama – which held that a state may not sentence a teenage murderer to life imprisonment without parole unless the state provides a process…
  • Sep 15

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On September 18, the Heritage Foundation will host a panel on recent developments in campaign finance litigation and campaign speech, featuring Floyd Abrams, Erin Murphy, Ronald Collins, and moderator Adam Liptak.  The event, which will…
  • Sep 15

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    Briefly: The Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute has published its preview of cases on the Court’s docket for the upcoming Term. Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed reports on the execution last week of Earl Ringo, a…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Sep 15

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)
    How'd you like to have this case walk in the door:The owner/manager of Jon Dalver, Inc. (a cosmetics manufacturing company) sees a used sanitary napkin around the toilet area in the women's bathroom and blood around the toilet seat.  She…
  • Sep 15

    U.S. v. Gadson (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)

    U.S. v. Gadson (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)
    This house is somewhat cute.  Small, of course.  A fixer-upper.  But right along the river in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Lots of space.  For sale now for $119,500.  The beauty and splendor of the Alaska frontier can be…
  • Sep 12

    Schinkel v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 12, 2014)

    Schinkel v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 12, 2014)
    Prisoner Larry Schinkel wants to recall his three-strikes, 25-to-life sentence under Proposition 36, and the question is whether he was convicted of a serious or violent felony and hence disqualified from relief under the statute.Schinkel has…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Sep 15

    Have the appellate courts really changed?

    Have the appellate courts really changed?
    The NY Times had this front page story yesterday about President Obama's appointments and how he is "reshaping" the appellate courts.  From the intro:Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long…
  • Sep 11

    Should Judge Fuller resign?

    Should Judge Fuller resign?
    Another district judge and blogger -- Judge Kopf -- strongly says yes:I would not waste the effort trying to impeach him. I know something about impeachment having actually tried such a case before the Nebraska Supreme Court where I sought…
  • Sep 10

    Ana Alliegro sentenced to time served

    Ana Alliegro sentenced to time served
    She was represented by Richard Klugh.Marc Caputo has the story here of the sentencing:The federal investigation into former Congressman David Rivera took another major step Wednesday when his close friend and political ally was sentenced for…
Rank this Week: 87

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: 93

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: 195

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: 231

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 233

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/
Rank this Week: 271

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: 344

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/
  • Sep 15

    Court of Appeal Analysis of Supreme Court reversal

    Court of Appeal Analysis of Supreme Court reversal
    Putting aside the State Bar Annual Meeting...The DJ's been feeding appellate needs w/many good articles the past few days!On Thursday, GSMR's Alana Rotter shared Maximize the Impact of Amicus Support.On Friday, Emily Green got to work with…
  • Sep 15

    New Calif. Appeal Bond Rules Correct Outdated Proce

    New Calif. Appeal Bond Rules Correct Outdated Proce
    That's the title of a Law360 article last Thursday here by H&L's Tom Watson and Lisa Perrochet about AB 1856, which Gov. Brown signed recently governing deposits in lieu of appeal bonds. Now state and federal bonds and cashier's…
  • Sep 15

    Supremes Theatrical performance a hit!

    Supremes Theatrical performance a hit!
    Who's got acting chops? Our Justices do!On Friday morning at the State Bar Annual Meeting the Chief and Justices Baxter, Chin, Corrigan and Liu (joined by State Bar CEO Joe Dunn, ND Cal Judge Larry Burns, and "author" Richard Rahm) presented…
Rank this Week: 395

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: 393

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: 509

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    New Judgment: Robertson v Swift [2014] UKSC 50

    New Judgment: Robertson v Swift [2014] UKSC 50
    On appeal from: [2012] EWCA Civ 1794 The appellant entered into a contract with the respondent, a removal company, to… The post New Judgment: Robertson v Swift [2014] UKSC 50 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Sep 1

    Case Comment: R (Whiston) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 39

    Case Comment: R (Whiston) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 39
    Facts Mr Whiston was sentenced to 18 months in prison for armed robbery. He was entitled to automatic release on… The post Case Comment: R (Whiston) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 39 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 588

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Sep 11

    Lawmakers push for legislation to protect pregnant worker

    Lawmakers push for legislation to protect pregnant worker
    Photo by Tetra Images/Brand X Pictures via Getty Images.WASHINGTON — More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty,…
  • Sep 6

    Texas housing bias suit may make it to Supreme Court

    Texas housing bias suit may make it to Supreme Court
    WASHINGTON — It’s not easy to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding an issue once the justices have agreed to hear a case. But over the past two years, civil rights advocates have managed to do just that by coaxing settlements…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 601

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: 679

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: 714

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/
  • Sep 14

    Nasty Nominal

    Nasty Nominal
    Evans v. Cote, 2014 VT 104By Andrew DelaneyThis is a case where $1 in damages carries a $22.4K attorney’s fees kicker. How the heck does that happen?Vermont has a few statutes that apply to messing with somebody else’s trees. …
  • Sep 14

    Where a Change in use Makes no Difference

    Where a Change in use Makes no Difference
    In re Burlington Airport Permit, 2014 VT 72By Jeffrey M. MessinaThis appeal comes from a grant of summary judgment in favor of the Cities of Burlington and South Burlington by the Superior Court Environmental Division. The Environmental Court…
  • Sep 13

    Rolling Stone

    Rolling Stone
    Stone v. Town of Irasburg, 2014 VT 43By: Jeffrey M. MessinaPlaintiff, the Treasurer of the town of Irasburg, sued the Town claiming the Select Board acted unlawfully in ordering her to raise her bond to $1 million then preventing her from…
Rank this Week: 786

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: 977

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: 963

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: 1066

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/
  • Sep 10

    The direct & indirect effects of the eudaimonistic community on the individual: from Godwin to Keyne

    The direct & indirect effects of the eudaimonistic community on the individual: from Godwin to Keyne
    On the Facebook page for the group, Union for Radical Political Economics, which I recently joined, I read a wonderful 1930 essay from Keynes: “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren” (I’m not sure if this title is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1093

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: 1097

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: 1132

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/
  • Sep 12

    Pro se excessive force victim wins appeal

    Pro se excessive force victim wins appeal
    It is too early in the case to know if any of this is true, but the plaintiff alleges that police officers yanked his arms without cause, smashed his face into the ground and stood on his hands when he was handcuffed. Other officers watched…
  • Sep 10

    Habeas petition granted because someone else may have pulled the trigger

    Habeas petition granted because someone else may have pulled the trigger
    The habeas corpus law that Congress enacted in the mid-1990s makes it harder to challenge the constitutionality of a state court criminal conviction. Even if a federal court finds in hindsight that a conviction violated constitutional…
  • Sep 8

    Circuit says Erie County jail compliance records are open to the public

    Circuit says Erie County jail compliance records are open to the public
    The U.S. Department of Justice sued Erie County, New York, because its jails were unconstitutional rat's nests. When that case settled, the parties agreed that periodic compliance reports would be filed with the court to ensure that the…
Rank this Week: 1189

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: 1221

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/
  • Sep 4

    BCS Crew Cleans Up Highbridge

    BCS Crew Cleans Up Highbridge
    The area before the BCS crew began community serviceIn 2007 Bronx Community Solutions began the Graffiti Removal program in the Highbridge neighborhood of the bronx, located in the 44th Precinct. The location of 67 West 169th Street, between…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1309

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: 1315

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1431

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: 1427

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/
  • Sep 15

    Major national appellate summit to be held in Dallas this November

    Major national appellate summit to be held in Dallas this November
    The Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) is holding its eleventh annual nationwide appellate Summit at the Marriott City Center in Dallas, Texas, on November 13 through 16, 2014. The summit is co-sponsored by the Appellate Judges…
  • Sep 15

    Summary of September 10, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of September 10, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Sep 9

    October’s calendar is five sixths criminal

    October’s calendar is five sixths criminal
    The Supreme Court today announced its October calendar.  There are six cases on it, five of them criminal, including a death penalty case that is being argued for a second time.  Each case will have a different pro tem. …
Rank this Week: 1483

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: 1612

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    WARNING: Santobello works both way

    WARNING: Santobello works both way
    Coming soon to a Government's Brief on Appeal near you....The Third Circuit just handed appellate AUSAs a nifty new tool to combat pesky defendants.  In a nutshell, United States v. Irwin, 3rd Cir. Case No. 13-3407 (Aug. 26, 2014),…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1674

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: 1727

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: 1638

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1751

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: 1974

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/
  • Sep 15

    The Changing Face of the Federal Appellate Court

    The Changing Face of the Federal Appellate Court
    When a president serves two terms (as the last three have), they can have a significant impact of the face of the federal judiciary.  An analysis by the New York Times focuses on President Obama’s federal appellate…
  • Sep 11

    The Sixth Circuit Has A New Chief

    The Sixth Circuit Has A New Chief
    Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. became the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit on August 15.  Prior to his nomination to the Sixth Circuit, Chief Judge Cole had a diverse range of experience, including both public service and private practice: a…
  • Sep 5

    Sixth Circuit Issues Another Daubert Decision

    Sixth Circuit Issues Another Daubert Decision
    In Burgett v. Troy-Bilt, LLC, the Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment on behalf of the defendant in a products liability case after the district court struck the plaintiff’s expert under Daubert.  The key question in this case…
Rank this Week: 1923

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Sep 14

    Party Like It’s 1787

    Party Like It’s 1787
    On September 14, 1787, the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry hosted a dinner for George Washington at the City Tavern in Philadelphia. City Tavern, built in 1773, also called the Merchants’ Coffee House, was the political and…
  • Sep 13

    September 13, 1862 – Union Discovery of Confederate Plans for Antietam

    September 13, 1862 – Union Discovery of Confederate Plans for Antietam
    On this day in history, two members of the Union 27th Indiana Corps discovered a piece of paper wrapped around three cigars. The paper was addressed to Confederate General D.H. Hill and contained Lee’s very detailed Special Order No.…
  • Sep 11

    September 11, 1941 – Charles Lindbergh Excoriates Jews, along with FDR and the British, For Trying to Get the U.S. into WWII

    September 11, 1941 – Charles Lindbergh Excoriates Jews, along with FDR and the British, For Trying to Get the U.S. into WWII
    In 1941, Charles Lindbergh was still considered to be a great American hero, having been the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic. Lindbergh’s flying skills may have been first rate, but his views on race and politics were a bit…
Rank this Week: 2022

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: 1919

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.” 
  • 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…
  • Nov 20

    1998 – The God Pod

    1998 – The God Pod
    Two former Tarrant County jail inmates and a college professor filed suit in the 352nd District Court against Tarrant County and the Tarrant County Sheriff for operating a particular jail “pod” designated as the CEU (Chaplain’s…
Rank this Week: 1990

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: 2208

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 8

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?
    When used appropriately, hyperlinks to specific portions of the record or to on-point authorities can be a very effective tool in the appellate lawyer’s arsenal. But are recent developments enhancing that tool or effectively taking it…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2147

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: 2285

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/
  • Sep 6

    NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat (Part 1)

    NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat (Part 1)
    Saratoga's done. Summer break's over. The new semester's started. Time to get back to reality--and the New York Court Watcher. New York's Commission on Judicial Nomination has just submitted its list of seven recommended names to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2535

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: 2514