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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 26

    SCOTUS Map: April and May 2016

    SCOTUS Map: April and May 2016
    April and May were busy months for the Supreme Court Justices, as they crossed the country to adjudicate moot courts, deliver commencement speeches, and give remarks at judicial conferences. Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Elena Kagan both…
  • May 26

    SCOTUS for law students: Retired Justice

    SCOTUS for law students: Retired Justice
    When is retirement not really retirement? Just ask Justices David Souter, Sandra Day O’Connor, and John Paul Stevens. The three Justices may have retired from the Supreme Court but not from public life. All three remain actively…
  • May 26

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    In the ABA Journal, Mark Walsh analyzes the Court’s recent decision in Luis v. United States, in which the Court held that the pretrial freeze of a criminal defendant’s untainted assets violates the Sixth Amendment right to…
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/
  • May 25

    Another EDNY Judge steps up

    Another EDNY Judge steps up
    This time it's Judge Block, who wrote this wonderful sentencing opinion explaining how devastating collateral consequences are and deciding that probation was sufficient punishment.  The whole thing is definitely worth a read.  Why…
  • May 25

    Another win for Lewis Tein

    Another win for Lewis Tein
    This time to the tune of $4 million. Congrats to them for proving the haters wrong.
  • May 24

    Time for a new courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale

    Time for a new courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale
    GSA says it will cost about $190 million.  From the Sun-Sentinel:The downtown federal courthouse needs to be replaced, a new federal study has determined, something that local judges, attorneys and area officials have been saying for…
Rank this Week: 51

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: 121

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • May 26

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)
    A fifteen-year old gang member shoots and kills a fourteen-month old baby in a "drive-by" shooting in which the defendant was riding a bike.The baby is dead.  The fifteen year old is essentially sentenced to spend the rest of his life in…
  • May 24

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)
    I'm not sure why the City of San Diego filed an appeal in this one.Here's how the Ninth Circuit describes the case:  "In October of 2010, officers with the San Diego Police Department responded to a report that two armed black males had…
  • May 24

    People v. Espino (Cal. Ct. App. - May 24, 2016)

    People v. Espino (Cal. Ct. App. - May 24, 2016)
    Police conduct a pat-down search of Freddy Espino.  They feel something in his pocket.  They think it might be crack cocaine.Turns out it's not crack cocaine.  What is it, then?No, not that.It's a . . . diamond.  Which…
Rank this Week: 179

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: 215

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: 214

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: 262

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/
  • May 26

    Are you foul-mouthed?

    Are you foul-mouthed?
    I have watched enough Judge Judy to know that truth is a defense to any defamation action. So that if you call me a crook, and I sue you for defamation, and I really am a crook, then there is no defamation case. What if you call someone…
  • May 25

    Low damages, high fee

    Low damages, high fee
    The Court of Appeals reminds us that labor law cases that yield low damages can still produce large attorneys' fees awards for the plaintiff's lawyer. Otherwise, no one brings these cases, and the labor law is ignored.The case is Luo v.…
  • May 24

    The ugly realities of life exposed in this disability discrimination claim

    The ugly realities of life exposed in this disability discrimination claim
    This plaintiff worked for a private hospital and repeatedly received FMLA leave over her physical ailment, cancer. After she did not return to work as scheduled, the hospital fired her. At trial, the jury awarded plaintiff a lot of money:…
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • May 19

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting
    Dr. Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Seminary , will be the speaker at the annual spring meeting of the Davidson Foundation held at the Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel in the pine-clad…
  • May 19

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA
    Judge Payne recently granted a motion to transfer a patent case originally brought against eleven defendants (four appear to have been dismissed) including Google from Marshall to the Northern District of California. The motion was by Google,…
  • May 19

    Unsealing

    Unsealing
    I recently posted on a local case where the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had been granted leave to intervene in a pending case to challenge the filing of certain document under seal. Yesterday Judge Caroline Craven granted EFF's…
Rank this Week: 320

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: 304

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/
  • May 25

    Cornell Saves the Oyez Project

    Cornell Saves the Oyez Project
    After months of uncertainty about its future, the Oyez Project, a free repository of more than 10,000 hours of U.S. Supreme Court oral-argument audio and other court resources, has found a new home. The project’s founder, Jerry…
  • May 25

    UCI Supreme Court Program set for Bastille Day

    UCI Supreme Court Program set for Bastille Day
    Registration opens one week from today (6/1/16) for the 6th annual UCI Supreme Court Term in Review to be presented July 14, 2016 (noon to 1:30 for 1.5 mcle hours). Panelists will be Erwin Chemerinsky, Howard…
  • May 25

    How to get sanctioned really fast!

    How to get sanctioned really fast!
    We all know that you need to tread cautiously in rehearing petitions, right? Well, maybe not all of us... Calling the justices "Grandads of Anarchy"? No, not smart. How about this: “feeble-minded, nincompoops,”…
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • May 13

    Alimony, Short For “All The Money”

    Alimony, Short For “All The Money”
    Zink v. Zink, 2016 VT 46By Amy E. DavisWho doesn’t love a good discussion of alimony, or, as we in Vermont call it, “spousal maintenance”? Spousal maintenance is money you pay your ex-spouse so she (or he) can continue on in…
  • May 8

    Coerced or Compliant?

    Coerced or Compliant?
    State v. Reynolds, 2016 VT 43By Andrew DelaneyThis is an interlocutory appeal. An interlocutory appeal happens when there’s a trial court ruling that will have a big impact on a case and it’s a big enough question for the SCOV to…
  • May 1

    Park Permitting Pushback

    Park Permitting Pushback
    In re Waterfront Park, 2016 VT 39By Andrew DelaneyBurlington sought to amend its Act 250 permit for the Waterfront Park on Lake Champlain. Neighbor challenged Burlington’s right to do so. The Environmental Division granted summary…
Rank this Week: 471

A Criminal Waste of Space

A Criminal Waste of Space

An irreverant look at legal matters. By Justice William W. Bedsworth.

http://www.acriminalwasteofspace.com/journal_beds.asp
  • Nov 28

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  • Nov 5

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck
                        Well, it's official.  The retirement papers are filed, I've said goodbye to my colleagues, and turned in my ID card.  I may come back on assignment sometime, but basic...
  • Nov 5

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle
                             I think I've found my calling.                    &...
Rank this Week: 556

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: 694

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • May 25

    Book Review of “Blood Done Sign My Name” by Timothy Tyson

    Book Review of “Blood Done Sign My Name” by Timothy Tyson
    This is one of those books that will leave you feeling raw and bruised, but also touched and inspired. In May, 1970, Henry Marrow, a twenty-three-year-old black veteran living in Oxford, North Carolina, was beaten and killed by three white…
  • May 23

    May 23, 1788 – South Carolina Joins the Union As the 8th State

    May 23, 1788 – South Carolina Joins the Union As the 8th State
    On this day in history, South Carolina ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the eighth state to enter the Union. The original colony, named Carolina after King Charles I, had been divided in 1710 into South Carolina and North Carolina.…
  • May 21

    May 21, 1969 – Warren E. Burger Nominated As Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

    May 21, 1969 – Warren E. Burger Nominated As Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
    On this day in history, President Richard Nixon nominated Warren Burger to be the 15th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Nixon was hoping to turn back the “activist tide” of the Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren. Burger was…
Rank this Week: 781

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
  • May 17

    Heffernan v. City of Paterson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Heffernan v. City of Paterson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 26, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Heffernan v. City of Paterson. Jeffrey Heffernan was a police officer for the City of Paterson, New Jersey. A fellow police officer observed Heffernan picking up a campaign sign for the…
  • May 16

    Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing and several consolidated companion cases. The Court considered whether Maryland encroached on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC)…
  • May 16

    Bank Markazi v. Peterson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Bank Markazi v. Peterson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Bank Markazi v. Peterson. The Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 makes a designated set of assets available to satisfy the judgments gained in separate actions by victims…
Rank this Week: 823

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/
  • Apr 3

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive
    A Cuban doctor in Haiti“While we repudiated with the greatest energy that tyranny of society over the individual which most Socialistic systems are supposed to involve, we yet looked forward to a time when society will no longer be…
  • Mar 11

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation
    Reading a salvage book by one of the Salvage men on the truck of the A.T.S. salvage office. St. Nazaire. c1919. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Yes, I know, that is a rather pretentious title, but I believe it to be true…
  • Mar 10

    Human Rights & International Law

    Human Rights & International Law
    I think the philosophical enterprise of developing a “moral theory” of human rights is important, one fine example of which (and there are others) is James Griffin’s On Human Rights(Oxford University Press, 2008). Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 1016

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Court Removes Judge from Bench for Physical Altercation with Public Defender

    Supreme Court Removes Judge from Bench for Physical Altercation with Public Defender
    Jacek Stramski | On December 17, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court rejected the Judicial Qualifications Commission’s (JQC) recommendation that Judge John Murphy of Brevard County be suspended, and instead held that he “surrendered…
  • Nov 5

    Failure to Appear is not Direct Criminal Contempt

    Failure to Appear is not Direct Criminal Contempt
    Jacek Stramski | On November 5, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in State v. Diaz de la Portilla (SC14-1625) and clarified that failure to appear at a scheduled hearing when required to do so by a court can
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1137

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: 640

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: 930

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: 842

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: 928

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: 1032

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: 4029

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2847

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: 4746

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Model Baju Pesta Anak Perempuan modis cantik menawan

    Model Baju Pesta Anak Perempuan modis cantik menawan
     Selanjutnya dasarnya type pakaian anak wanita sepertinya unggul banyak dibanding oleh type pakaian anak lelaki, terlebih selanjutnya type pakaian pesta anak wanita, hmmm...... telah tak butuh diperbincangkan sekali lagi mengenai itu,…
  • Apr 15

    Makanan Pedas Bisa Segera Hilangkan Rasa Sedih

    Makanan Pedas Bisa Segera Hilangkan Rasa Sedih
    Rasa sedih tentu pernah dirasa dengan kebanyakan orang. Terdapat yang dapat selekasnya menghilangkannya serta hidup normal kembali misal umum, tetapi terdapat pula yang susah mengatur rasa sedih mendalam yang mereka rasakan sampai…
  • Apr 10

    Basmi Komedo di Hidung dengan Cara Alami

    Basmi Komedo di Hidung dengan Cara Alami
    Gaya hidup yang tidak sehat, kelembaban dan polusi udara dapat mempengaruhi keadaan kulit, sehingga merangsang kelenjar minyak lebih aktif. Ini juga yang menyebabkan komedo timbul di wajah, terutama bagian hidung. Sebab, komedo…
Rank this Week: 1848

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • May 23

    Watch out for Mr. Yong when you read about law on Wechat

    Watch out for Mr. Yong when you read about law on Wechat
    Those reading about China’s social media in English have been mesmerized by articles summarizing the recently published and impressive study of the pro-government “fifty cent army” on Weibo by Professor Gary King of…
  • May 22

    Family court comes to China

    Family court comes to China
    As highlighted in a December,2015 post on this blog, and as Supreme People’s Court (SPC) Vice President Shen Deyong announced on 11 May, family courts are coming to China, or at least 100 pilot projects for them.  Family law cases…
  • May 18

    Ramping up China’s bankruptcy courts, the latest data

    Ramping up China’s bankruptcy courts, the latest data
    Judging from what I observed at a conference attended by many from the distressed asset industry in Asia recently, information on what the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) is doing to ramp up bankruptcy law has not made it to distressed…
Rank this Week: 1467

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • May 23

    A legal and democratic end run around Congress on gun control

    A legal and democratic end run around Congress on gun control
    As the gun control debate heats up, and the media pushes sound bites from politicians and candidates for office, work for reasonable gun control measures goes on in the background. For example, the City of San Francisco passed a law that…
  • May 16

    Prom attire is still being debated

    Prom attire is still being debated
    Once again, we’re into prom season across the country. Many schools have dress codes for students attending these events. We’ve written about them before and here’s the latest in closed-minded thinking. High school junior,…
  • May 9

    High school yearbook photo leads to arrest

    High school yearbook photo leads to arrest
    In August, 2015, team photos were taken at Red Mountain High School in Arizona. 18-year-old, Hunter Osborn, was a member of the football team. His teammates dared him to expose himself while standing with the team for their photo on the…
Rank this Week: 2191

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/
  • May 23

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner
    by Shlomit Levy, Clinical CoordinatorOn Friday May 20, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions hosted an appreciation breakfast to personally thank those agencies who have partnered with us over the years.  Our partnersrange from employment…
  • May 16

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center
    by John Megaw, Director of Special InitiativesThe Vera Institute of Justice and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice hosted a forum on bail reform last week at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The forum, titled…
  • May 16

    National Reentry Week

    National Reentry Week
    by Ramon Semorile, Intake SpecialistApril 24-30 was National Reentry Week--a week focused on bringing awareness to the needs of individuals returning home from prison.  On April 28th, Reentry Anonymous, a support group for returning…
Rank this Week: 2437

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/
  • May 23

    Death-Row Inmate Objects to Appeals Process for DNA Testing Request

    Death-Row Inmate Objects to Appeals Process for DNA Testing Request
    An Alliance man on death row wants the appeals process in the state law allowing additional DNA testing declared unconstitutional. After his conviction, the trial court had permitted more DNA tests on a cigarette butt found at the crime…
  • May 19

    Court Rejects Murder Conviction Appeal

    Court Rejects Murder Conviction Appeal
    The Ohio Supreme Court today affirmed the aggravated murder conviction of a Youngstown man whose previous death sentence had been vacated.
  • May 18

    Sex-Offender Registration Termination Not Available for Pre-2008 Offense

    Sex-Offender Registration Termination Not Available for Pre-2008 Offense
    The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled that a statutory procedure allowing sex offenders to terminate reporting requirements available to Adam Walsh Act (AWA) offenders who committed certain sexual offenses after the state’s 2008…
Rank this Week: 4109

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • May 23

    Supreme Court unanimously dismisses GOP appeal over Virginia district

    Supreme Court unanimously dismisses GOP appeal over Virginia district
    In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal from Republicans who argued that a redistricting plan harmed their prospects for re-election. Justice Stephen Beyer wrote that there was no “record evidence” to support…
  • May 23

    Supreme Court throws out death sentence handed to black man from all-white jury

    Supreme Court throws out death sentence handed to black man from all-white jury
    In a 7-1 decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a black Georgia death row inmate who was sentenced to death for murdering a white woman, a conviction handed down from an all-white jury. Photo by Molly Riley/Reuters WASHINGTON…
  • May 18

    One of Trump’s potential court nominees has a history of mocking him on Twitter

    One of Trump’s potential court nominees has a history of mocking him on Twitter
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a foreign policy speech in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jim Bourg/Reuters AUSTIN, Texas — An avid Twitter user, Donald Trump has attracted more than his fair share of trolls. Now, he…
Rank this Week: 4584

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/
  • May 23

    COA: May 20, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(418-430). 13 decisions; 3 published decision

    COA: May 20, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(418-430). 13 decisions; 3 published decision
    Third Ballard County Courthouse. Located in Wickliffe, Kentucky. Construction started in 1900, completed in 1905 at a cost of $25,000. Design was similar to several courthouses built in Missouri by St. Louis architect Jerome Bibb Legg. Two…
  • May 15

    COA: May 13, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(400-417). 18 decisions; 6 published decision

    COA: May 13, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(400-417). 18 decisions; 6 published decision
    Click here for links to all the archived AOC Court of Appeals minutes at the web site for the Administrative Office of the Courts. Click here for a listing of the Kentucky Court Report’s posts of the weekly COA…
  • May 13

    SC: 2016 Supreme Court Orders 1 through 3

    SC: 2016 Supreme Court Orders 1 through 3
    Sort by Year Rules & Procedures Title 2016 2016-03 Order Amending Amendment to Administrative Procedures of the Court of Justice, Part XV, Domestic Violence 2016 2016-02 Order Amending Amendments to the Rules of Administrative Procedure…
Rank this Week: 2436

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Case o' The Week: Give Unto Others (or Go to Jail) - Inouye and Restitution Order

    Case o' The Week: Give Unto Others (or Go to Jail) - Inouye and Restitution Order
     Tithe 10% to the Church -- or face the consequences on judgment day.  Then give 8% to the Feds -- or face the consequences on judgment day. United States v. Inouye, 2016 WL 2641109 (9thCir. May 10, 2016), decision available…
  • May 20

    United States v. Tadios, No. 14-30231…

    United States v. Tadios, No. 14-30231 (5-18-16)(McKeown with Tallman and Gleason, D.J.). "Time is money."  That was the conclusion of this opinion, which concerned loss calculation.  The defendant was convicted of various fraud…
  • May 20

    United States v. Quintero-Leyva, No.…

    United States v. Quintero-Leyva, No. 14-50509 (5-17-16)(Nelson with Callahan and N. Smith). The 9th holds that Guidelines amendment 794 (minor role) applies retroactively in direct appeals.Amendment 794 concerned minor role adjustments. …
Rank this Week: 2454

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

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

    Search Warrants Target Places, Not People

    Search Warrants Target Places, Not People
    In United States v. Church, the Defendant quickly learned that some meals can wait.  David Church, Jr. was bringing home fast food when detectives appeared at his door looking to serve him with a warrant for violating his…
  • May 17

    Guns and Waterbeds Don't Mix

    Guns and Waterbeds Don't Mix
    The Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in United States v. Barnes, recently confirmed two well-known facts: (a) it is not a good idea to hide guns in a waterbed; and (b) inmates will continue to ignore the advisory that their…
  • May 13

    The Long and Winding Road

    The Long and Winding Road
    Looking nervous and moving around during a traffic stop (for marginally touching a faded yellow line on a long and winding road) late at night is sufficient to give a police officer reasonable suspicion to detain you, search your person, and…
Rank this Week: 2443

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/
  • May 21

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)
    As discussed in Part 1, the Catholic Diocese of Albany, together with other religious organizations, has filed suit challenging a New York State regulation that mandates abortion coverage in employee health insurance policies. These…
  • May 17

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 1)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 1)
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York, together with numerous other religious organizations, has filed suit against the State of New York for requiring abortion coverage in its employee health insurance policies. (Catholic Diocese of…
  • Apr 25

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal
    The contention that an injury can amount to a crime only when inflicted by intention is no provincial or transient notion. It is as universal and persistent in mature systems of law as belief in freedom of the human will and a consequent…
Rank this Week: 1754

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Prostitute has Common and Apparent Authority to Consent to Search Room in Which She is Working

    Prostitute has Common and Apparent Authority to Consent to Search Room in Which She is Working
    In United States v. Murray, No. 15-2054, 2016 WL 1697082 (3d Cir., April 28, 2016), Defendant challenged his conviction for distribution of crack cocaine and related offenses. In Murray, Bensalem police were investigating alleged prostitution…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court Holds Johnson Retroactive to Cases on Collateral Review

    Supreme Court Holds Johnson Retroactive to Cases on Collateral Review
    Justice Kennedy authored the 7-1 opinion for the Court in Welch v. United States, holding that Johnson applies retroactively to cases on collateral review:Under this [Teague] framework, the rule announced in Johnson is substantive.  By…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court Holds Guidelines Error Alone Should Suffice to Show Prejudice

    Supreme Court Holds Guidelines Error Alone Should Suffice to Show Prejudice
    The Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit in Molina-Martinez v. United States, No. 14-8913, maintaining the approach taken by the Third Circuit in reviewing Guidelines error.  In an opinion by Kennedy (joined by Roberts, Ginsburg, …
Rank this Week: 2450

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • May 13

    Soaking Up Some CLE

    Soaking Up Some CLE
    I spoke today at TexasBarCLE’s Soaking Up Some CLE Program on South Padre Island—one of my favorite places to visit. My topic was “Jury Charges in Commercial Cases.” For anyone interested, my slidedeck appears here.…
  • Apr 4

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…
    No, the headline isn’t a lead-in for an appellate lawyer joke. In all seriousness, I’m announcing my nomination to run for treasurer of the Austin Bar Association. This race will be contested, as one other candidate was also…
  • Jan 29

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?
    As a young attorney, others advised me that, barring conflicting Texas Supreme Court precedent, Texas intermediate-appellate court holdings constituted the law of Texas. Naturally, with 14 appellate districts covering the great expanse we…
Rank this Week: 2539

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: 4954

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 3972

Second Opinions

Second Opinions

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

http://secondopinions.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Plausible Malice

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

    Judge Cardamone die

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

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

    Post-garnishment residual wages -- Certified to Connecticut Supreme Court
    The Second Circuit has certified the following question to the Connecticut Supreme Court:Do Conn. Gen. Stat. sections 52-361a and 52-367b, read together, exempt post-garnishment residual wages held in a third-party's bank account from further…
Rank this Week: 2444

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

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

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 1844

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: 3870

Underneath Their Robes

Underneath Their Robes

News, gossip, and colorful commentary about the federal judiciary.

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/
  • Sep 25

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition
    Never in her wildest dreams did Article III Groupie imagine that she'd be the author of a well-reviewed novel boasting blurbs from the likes of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and Judge Richard A. Posner. What more could a girl ask...
  • Sep 5

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe
    Article III Groupie has a new project. If you would be interested in reading about a young lawyer's quest to join the ranks of the Elect, i.e., to secure a Supreme Court clerkship, check out the link below. Preface [Supreme Ambitions]
  • Feb 4

    In re Underneath Their Robe

    In re Underneath Their Robe
    Alas, this blog is no longer active. Of course, please feel free to browse through the extensive archives.
Rank this Week: 2034