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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: 135

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: 141

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: 126

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 156

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: 158

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: 190

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 7

    U.S. ex rel. Hartpence v. Kinetic Concepts (9th Cir. - July 7, 2015)

    U.S. ex rel. Hartpence v. Kinetic Concepts (9th Cir. - July 7, 2015)
    "Wrong!"That's what an en banc court of the Ninth Circuit unanimously says today about a prior circuit precedent.The prior case, Wang v. FMC Corp., held that a qui tam relator had to have played a role in a prior public disclosure…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 235

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: 239

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: 258

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 253

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: 379

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jul 7

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (8)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (8)
    Revista JustiçaNa coluna “Direito Administrativo”, a professora e advogada Licínia Rossi fala sobre a superlotação carcerária e a redução da maioridade penal. No quadro “Dicas…
  • Jul 7

    STF aprova 16 novas súmulas vinculantes no primeiro semestre de 2015

    STF aprova 16 novas súmulas vinculantes no primeiro semestre de 2015
    O Plenário do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) aprovou, entre fevereiro e junho deste ano, 16 novas súmulas vinculantes. Os verbetes tratam de temas com entendimento pacificado pelo STF, dentre os quais estão serviço…
  • Jul 7

    Questionada lei que promove regularização fundiária em Palma

    Questionada lei que promove regularização fundiária em Palma
    A Lei 2.758/2013, do Estado do Tocantins, que autoriza o Poder Executivo estadual a promover a regularização fundiária de imóveis localizados na área urbana de Palmas (TO), é alvo de questionamento no…
Rank this Week: 449

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: 586

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: 707

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: 745

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: 639

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: 557

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 615

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: 554

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: 762

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: 732

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: 662

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 7

    When does the one-year SOL for habeas corpus petition start?

    When does the one-year SOL for habeas corpus petition start?
    You have one year to file a habeas corpus petition in challenging the constitutionality of your criminal conviction. In this case, the Second Circuit asks when that one year clock begins to run.The case is Rosa v. United States of America,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1071

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: 941

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: 1253

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: 1033

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 1110

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: 886

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: 790

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: 1532

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: 4478

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Jul 3

    25% of Supreme Court decisions in 2015 were 5-4 vote

    25% of Supreme Court decisions in 2015 were 5-4 vote
    What would life in America look like if just one Supreme Court justice voted differently? In the Court’s 2014-2015 term that ended on June 30, 2015, nineteen cases out of 76 decisions were based on a 5-4 vote by the nine justices. We…
  • Jul 1

    Our Union is now “a little more perfect”

    Our Union is now “a little more perfect”
    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court approved unions in the LGBT community as legal. In a 5 to 4 decision, the majority of the justices rendered gay marriage available to all Americans including those states that banned such either by…
  • Jun 23

    Gun violence hits again, this time in church

    Gun violence hits again, this time in church
    Once again, America is faced with an inconceivable mass murder. On June 17, 2015, 21-year old, Dylann Roof attended a Bible study session at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Twelve members of the…
Rank this Week: 2757

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
  • Jul 3

    COA: July 2, 2015 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes) (559-575); 17 decisions; 2 published)

    COA: July 2, 2015 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes) (559-575); 17 decisions; 2 published)
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals announced 17 decisions  on July 2, 2015, with 2 of their opinions designated to be published. Click here for links to all the archived AOC Court of Appeals minutes at the web site…
  • Jul 2

    SC: Attorney Discipline, April 2, 2015 (none for month of March)

    SC: Attorney Discipline, April 2, 2015 (none for month of March)
    Click here for prior pages from the Kentucky Court Report posting attorney disciplinary matters. Disciplinary matters with links to the full text of the action are below: KBA vs. Michael R. McMahon Order Of Suspension From The Practice…
  • Jun 27

    SC: Attorney Discipline February 2015 (no minutes or decisions in Jan. 2015)

    SC: Attorney Discipline February 2015 (no minutes or decisions in Jan. 2015)
    Click here for prior pages from the Kentucky Court Report posting attorney disciplinary matters. Disciplinary matters with links to the full text of the action are below:   Kentucky Bar Association v. Suzanne Prieur Land…
Rank this Week: 1986

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: 4922

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: 1739

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 3010

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
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Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Jun 23

    Shine light on draft judicial interpretation on “twisting the law in arbitration”!

    Shine light on draft judicial interpretation on “twisting the law in arbitration”!
    The Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate are together drafting a judicial interpretation on Article 399a of the Criminal Law, the crime of “twisting the law in arbitration.”  My understanding…
  • Jun 17

    New docketing procedures come to the Chinese court

    New docketing procedures come to the Chinese court
    New docketing procedures (case filing) (立案) have come to the Chinese courts.  Chinese courts have a separate case filing divisions, which up until 1 May of this year acted as gatekeepers to courts.  They exercised…
  • Jun 4

    The tidal wave of Chinese shadow banking dispute

    The tidal wave of Chinese shadow banking dispute
    My article in The Diplomat on shadow banking disputes was recently published. It highlights what few outside of China have noticed–that shadow banking/private lending disputes account for a substantial proportion of…
Rank this Week: 2392

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: 1452

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Apr 6

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create
    Regina Keenan | On November 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in Citrus County Hospital Board v. Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. (SC13-411) affirming Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. v. Citrus County…
  • Apr 6

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders, Part 2

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders, Part 2
    Regina Keenan | On March 19, 2005, the Florida Supreme Court issued opinions in Falcon v. State, (SC13-865) and Horsley v. State, (SC13-1938) combined with State v. Horsley, (SC-13-2000). In Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455 (U.S. 2012), the
  • Mar 21

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender
    Kristen Larson | In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the Supreme Court of the United States held that a Florida law which allowed juveniles to be sentenced to life without parole for nonhomicide crimes was unconstitutional. The Court
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Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

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

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

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
Rank this Week: 1754

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim
    In a published decision this week, the Sixth Circuit reviewed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for excessive withholding of FICA taxes against her employer. In affirming the district court’s refusal to remand the federal…
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee
    In a published opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit examined and rejected the award of more than $500,000 in attorney’s fees to People First of Tennessee in relation to its work in 2008 on a contempt motion against the State of…
  • Feb 12

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 3781

Second Opinions

Second Opinions

Covers the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and its opinions. By Sanford Hausler.

http://secondopinions.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Vaccination

    Vaccination
    The Second Circuit has held that it is within the State's police power to require children to be vaccinated in order to attend public school and that such a requirement does not violate the First Amendment or other constitutional…
  • Jan 20

    Repudiating arbitration agreement

    Repudiating arbitration agreement
    The Second Circuit has held that, pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 1787(c), the Nation Credit Union Administrative Board ("NCUA") may repudiate the contract of a credit union that it is liquidating, including any arbitration…
  • May 6

    Foreign Securitie

    Foreign Securitie
    The Second Circuit as  a matter  of first impression, considered whether the bar on extraterritorial application of the United States securities laws, as set forth in Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010),…
Rank this Week: 2580

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: 2623