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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Briefly: At Constitution Daily, Lyle Denniston looks at the Constitution’s Take Care Clause, at issue in United States v. Texas, the challenge to the Obama administration’s deferred-action policy for immigration, and notes that if…
  • Feb 4

    The immigration case, made simple

    The immigration case, made simple
    Next week, the blog will publish a series of articles — a symposium — on the major immigration case now under review by the Supreme Court: United States v. Texas.  The Justices will hold a hearing on the case in late April.…
  • Feb 4

    Government vigorously defends “Clean Power Plan”

    Government vigorously defends “Clean Power Plan”
    Arguing that opponents of its new plan to reduce carbon pollution from existing electricity-generating plants are exaggerating the impact, the Obama administration urged the Supreme Court on Thursday not to impose any delay while the…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 88

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/
  • Feb 4

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc
    Here's the order.The third opinion was back in December.
  • Feb 4

    Jordan and Pryor agree...

    Jordan and Pryor agree...
    ...that sleeping during a murder trial is not ineffective.  After a strenuous debate earlier in the week (Jordan v. Pryor), we get this per curiam unpublished doozy (Julie Carnes also joined):We issued a certificate of appealability to…
  • Feb 3

    It's a very old Supreme Court

    It's a very old Supreme Court
    Four Justice are older than 75.  This op-ed wonders whether that's a problem.  It certainly will be a big deal for the next President.  From the conclusion:The problem of an aging judiciary extends beyond the Supreme Court to…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Feb 4

    Board Must Reconsider Property Tax Valuation of Marietta Lowe’

    Board Must Reconsider Property Tax Valuation of Marietta Lowe’
    The applicability of the “special-purpose doctrine” must be considered before a Lowe’s Home Center in Marietta can be appraised at $7.2 million, which is $1.5 million more than Lowe’s claims it is worth, the Ohio…
  • Feb 3

    Two Ohio Attorneys Suspended

    Two Ohio Attorneys Suspended
    In separate disciplinary cases announced today, the Ohio Supreme Court suspended two Ohio attorneys from the practice of law.
  • Feb 2

    Court of Claims: Wrongfully Imprisoned Cleveland Man Settles for $337,000

    Court of Claims: Wrongfully Imprisoned Cleveland Man Settles for $337,000
    The Ohio Court of Claims approved a $337,000 settlement between the state and a Cleveland man accused of arson. A Cuyahoga County judge, who deemed the man wrongfully imprisoned, found him to be the victim of a plot to kill him by setting a…
Rank this Week: 130

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: 150

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/
  • Feb 3

    Two more patent verdict

    Two more patent verdict
    Eastern District juries have returned a couple more patent verdicts in the past week. In the first, in Judge Mazzant's court in Sherman the jury found the asserted claims infringed, not invalid, and assessed $1,095,807.30 in lost sales and…
  • Jan 28

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?
    As readers know, I have been keeping a close watch on local trends in patent cases since the patent docket emerged in the early 1990's, from the plaintiffs' anni horribili of 2007 and 2013 - to which we can now...
  • Jan 24

    How To Spot A Future Lawyer in Second Grade

    How To Spot A Future Lawyer in Second Grade
    Getting ready to go talk to students at my alma mater St. Joseph's Elementary School here in Marshall tomorrow morning about being a lawyer. Of course when I was a student there no one had any idea I might grow...
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/
  • Feb 4

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)
    An test that Robert Smith took when he was 15 years old (in 1964) indicated that he had an I.Q. of 62.  One that he took later that year indicated an I.Q. of 71.Smith committed a murder in 1980.Tests taken in 2005 and 2007 indicated in…
  • Feb 3

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)
    Defendant carjacks someone, pushing the victim down while her six-year old child stood by crying.  Defendant then speeds off in the vehicle, almost running over a bystander in the process.When the police start a chase, defendant then…
  • Feb 2

    Villavicencio-Rojas v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Feb. 2, 2016)

    Villavicencio-Rojas v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Feb. 2, 2016)
    Judge Berzon concurs and says:  "I note that, as a practical matter, my understanding of the statute and the majority’s will not diverge very often. The occasions on which a defendant commits a controlled substance offense and then…
Rank this Week: 209

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: 214

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 264

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: 322

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: 346

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: 383

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: 420

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Feb 5

    Partisan fights over Supreme Court nominations hurt the court’s image, Chief Justice Roberts say

    Partisan fights over Supreme Court nominations hurt the court’s image, Chief Justice Roberts say
    U.S. Supreme Court Justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts (L), arrive in the House chamber prior to U.S. President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. Speaking from Boston on Wednesday, Roberts…
  • Jan 28

    White House: Obama doesn’t want to serve on Supreme Court

    White House: Obama doesn’t want to serve on Supreme Court
    President Barack Obama does not envision serving on the Supreme Court, the White House said Thursday. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/ReutersWASHINGTON — Don’t expect Barack Obama to wind up on the Supreme Court — he doesn’t…
  • Jan 25

    Supreme Court rejects appeal to outlaw death penalty

    Supreme Court rejects appeal to outlaw death penalty
    The Supreme Court rejected a Pennsylvania inmate’s appeal to consider banning the death penalty across the United States. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is rejecting a Pennsylvania inmate’s…
Rank this Week: 657

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

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

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

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

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey
    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey (Application no. 29411/07)JUDGMENT (17 September 2013)STRASBOURGPROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 29411/07) against the Republic of Turkey lodged with the Court under…
Rank this Week: 523

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: 953

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/
  • Feb 1

    Connecting The Dot

    Connecting The Dot
    In re JC, 2016 VT 9By Elizabeth KruskaSCOV ventures back into the wilds of juvie-land with this opinion. Here are the important people: Mom, Dad, KP, JC, and TF. JC is Mom’s child. TF is the child of Mom and Dad. KP is Dad’s…
  • Jan 23

    Part and Parcel

    Part and Parcel
    Rasmussen v. Fairhaven, 2016 VT 1By Andrew DelaneyHow many parts make a whole? Mr. Rasmussen owns three separately deeded but connected lots in Fairhaven. The opinion uses the word “contiguous,” likely because that’s…
  • Jan 20

    My Statutory Prerogative

    My Statutory Prerogative
    Demarest v. Underhill, 2016 VT 10By Amy E. DavisThis case focuses on who gets the responsibility of maintaining an old, rough road in Underhill, Vermont: the Town that has historically maintained it, or the road’s neighbors. This…
Rank this Week: 818

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
  • Jan 13

    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On January 11, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inFriedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Under California law and existing Supreme Court precedent, unions can become the exclusive bargaining representative for the public…
  • Dec 17

    DIRECTV v. Imburgia - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    DIRECTV v. Imburgia - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On December 14, 2015, the Supreme Court decided DIRECTV v. Imburgia. This case involves a class action lawsuit against DIRECTV by various California customers.  Among other things, the agreement between DIRECTV and its customers…
  • Dec 15

    Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On December 7, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inDollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. This case concerns a dispute over tribal court jurisdiction relating to allegations that the non-Indian manager of…
Rank this Week: 785

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: 807

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: 805

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: 936

INCourts

INCourts

Covers Indiana court decisions.

http://incourts.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like
    Just sending this along to see what it looks like in real life, as it were.
  • Jan 14

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit
    Oregon v. Ice was decided today. (Here at Cornell). 5-4 with a wacky split to say that juries do not need to find facts necessary to impose consecutive sentences. Roberts, Scalia, Souter, and Thomas were the four.
  • Nov 11

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court
    There are a lot of mediocre people in this country, and mediocrity should be represented on the Supreme Court.
Rank this Week: 910

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: 923

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: 884

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1247

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: 1338

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/
  • Feb 4

    Four cases on the March calendar

    Four cases on the March calendar
    The Supreme Court today announced its March calendar.  The court will hear four arguments, two of which will be in death penalty appeals.  That will be the second calendar in a row with only four cases. On March 1, in San Francisco,…
  • Feb 4

    Two death penalty judgments unanimously affirmed

    Two death penalty judgments unanimously affirmed
    The Supreme Court today unanimously affirms the death sentences in People v. Casares and People v. Peoples.  The Casares opinion is written by Justice Kathryn Werdegar.  Justice Goodwin Liu writes for the court in Peoples.  In…
  • Feb 3

    Two death penalty opinions filing tomorrow

    Two death penalty opinions filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinions in two death penalty appeals argued on the December calendar.  People v. Casares is an automatic appeal from a March 1992 judgment of death.  The judgment of death in People…
Rank this Week: 1505

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/
  • Feb 1

    A man's home is his castle

    A man's home is his castle
    A man's home is his castle, and, with a few exceptions, the police cannot cross the threshold to make an arrest without a warrant. That is what the Court of Appeals is telling us in a ruling that vacates a conviction for unlawful possession…
  • Jan 28

    Citing new federal rules, SDNY quashes subpoena in employment discrimination case

    Citing new federal rules, SDNY quashes subpoena in employment discrimination case
    Discovery issues do not usually reach the Court of Appeals, as federal practice does not allow you to appeal rulings prior to the entry of judgment. By that point, the discovery disputes are long forgotten  and the discovery problem is…
  • Jan 27

    Idaho is still part of the United State

    Idaho is still part of the United State
    Federal laws apply everywhere, from Maine to San Diego. State courts cannot interpret federal laws as they see fit. They have to follow Supreme Court authority. In this case, the Supreme Court slaps down a court in Idaho that thought…
Rank this Week: 1237

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: 1417

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    You can't penalize a defendant at sentencing for refusing to present evidence in support of a claim

    You can't penalize a defendant at sentencing for refusing to present evidence in support of a claim
    We have all been there before - a client contends that the police are lying, they are not providing all of the evidence, or, even more significantly, have doctored the evidence.  So what happens?  You investigate, find out whether…
  • Jan 12

    No Extensions of Time for Initial § 2255 Motion

    No Extensions of Time for Initial § 2255 Motion
    This week, the Sixth Circuit published a decision, United States v.Asakevich, disagreeing with the Third Circuit about a district court's jurisdiction to grant a request to extend time to file a 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion before the…
  • Dec 15

    Judge White: TN definition of "habitation" may make Aggravated Burglary non-generic

    Judge White: TN definition of "habitation" may make Aggravated Burglary non-generic
    Today's published opinion in United States v. Priddy, No. 15-5136, is most exciting for Judge White's partial concurrence.First, the meat of the case. Mr. Priddy was charged with two counts of felon in possession. He has prior Tennessee…
Rank this Week: 1243

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/
  • Jan 21

    Isaiah Berlin’s Liberalism

    Isaiah Berlin’s Liberalism
    Concise appraisal of Isaiah Berlin’s thought by Gerald F. Gaus: “Thus, it seems that to the extent Berlin is a pluralist [with regard to values], he is not a liberal; and to the extent he is a liberal, he is not a…
  • Jan 13

    Perverse reasoning on behalf of the Rule Egoist Principle as attributed to Hobbe

    Perverse reasoning on behalf of the Rule Egoist Principle as attributed to Hobbe
    In her well-crafted and devastating critique of Gregory Kavka’s ascription of the “Rule Egoist Principle” to Hobbes’s theory, S.A. Lloyd discusses what looks to be an “optative justification” for this…
  • Jan 2

    Capitalist Inequality: Here, There, and Everywhere

    Capitalist Inequality: Here, There, and Everywhere
    El Lissitzky, 5. Globetrotter (in der Zeit), From Victory Over the Sun (1923)From the Institute for Policy Studies— “Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us” America’s 20 wealthiest people…
Rank this Week: 1290

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/
  • Jan 19

    Janet DiFiore (Part 2--The Confirmation Hearing)

    Janet DiFiore (Part 2--The Confirmation Hearing)
    Chief Judge Nominee Difiore photo: Rick Kopstein/NYLJ It's now up to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The confirmation hearing for Janet DiFiore to be Chief Judge of New York has been scheduled for this Wednesday. The Judicial Nomination…
  • Jan 18

    Janet DiFiore, New York Chief Judge Nominee

    Janet DiFiore, New York Chief Judge Nominee
    Janet Marie DiFiore photo, Mike Groll/AP Janet Marie DiFiore, the Westchester County District Attorney, was nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo's to be New York's Chief Judge. The nomination, announced on December 1 of last year, is now old…
  • Jan 15

    Chief Judge Kaye (Part 2: The Judicial Role in Her Own Words)

    Chief Judge Kaye (Part 2: The Judicial Role in Her Own Words)
    Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye photo WNYC.ORG It is a daunting task to choose among the hundreds of opinions Judith S. Kaye authored as a Judge on New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals. Daunting still to cull from them a few lines that…
Rank this Week: 1677

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/
  • Dec 24

    BCS Holiday wishe

    BCS Holiday wishe
    From All of Us....To All of You..Happy Holidays.
  • Dec 10

    Taking a page from Midtown Community Court's playbook.

    Taking a page from Midtown Community Court's playbook.
    Last wee, Bronx Community Solutions met with court and community stakeholders to discuss concerns regarding the policing of the trans community in the Bronx Fordham area. The meeting was organized by Judge Poust-Lopez, the Bronx HTI Court…
  • Oct 30

    BCS Launches DAT-Y Initiative!

    BCS Launches DAT-Y Initiative!
    We’re going into our third week of the DAT-Y (Desk Appearance Ticket-Youth) Program here at BCS and we couldn’t be more excited about the success we’ve seen so far!  The DAT-Y Program, modeled after the successful…
Rank this Week: 1316

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: 1162

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: 1685

352nd District Court

352nd District Court

Features summaries of interesting and notable cases from the 352nd District Court of Texas. By Judge Bonnie Sudderth.

http://352nddistrictcourt.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: ”This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.” 
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: “This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.”  On…
  • Dec 11

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
Rank this Week: 1459

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: 1745

Seventh Circuit Blog

Seventh Circuit Blog

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

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

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?

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

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

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

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury
    United States v. Adam Babul, No. 05-4538 (february 9, 2007): Mr. Babul aided applicants for truck driving licenses. In order to take advantage of the easier licensing procedures in Wisconsin, he helped his applicants create false claims of…
Rank this Week: 1175

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/
  • Feb 4

    The Real Groundhog Day

    The Real Groundhog Day
    Speaking of Groundhog Day, the Court's online dockets have been stuck on February 2 until this afternoon! So check your dockets now....
  • Feb 2

    Koh-ing up?

    Koh-ing up?
    How Appealing reports that the San Jose Mercury News reports that Judge Lucy Koh is expected to be nominated to the 9th Circuit in this article here."I think the likelihood of an Obama nominee to the 9th Circuit getting through the…
  • Feb 1

    Justice Gilbert's potty mouth, etc.

    Justice Gilbert's potty mouth, etc.
    The DJ reports that "Both of California's senators have come out against a proposal by Arizona politicians to break apart the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by moving Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Alaska into a new circuit court."…
Rank this Week: 4586

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Feb 4

    Every Vote Matters – the proof you need to get to the poll

    Every Vote Matters – the proof you need to get to the poll
    He’s baaaaaa…ck! Judge Tom that is, with his latest book in the Teens and the Law series for Free Spirit Publishing. This time he collaborated with his daughter Natalie (that’s me) to inspire youth today to find their…
  • Jan 27

    Senior photo may affect the rest of your life

    Senior photo may affect the rest of your life
    The Supreme Court once stated that “[M]inors often lack the experience, perspective, and judgment expected of adults. . . . The normal fifteen-year-old is not prepared to assume the full responsibilities of an adult.” * Six…
  • Jan 21

    New laws affecting teenagers 2016

    New laws affecting teenagers 2016
    Happy New Year, class of ’16 and younger. It’s a new year and of course there are new laws on the books in every state. Here we highlight a few of the biggies. No shots, no service. California becomes the first state in the…
Rank this Week: 2421

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4091

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Feb 3

    First quarter 2015 bankruptcy cases in the Chinese court

    First quarter 2015 bankruptcy cases in the Chinese court
    Continuing my series on bankruptcy law, this blogpost gives a quick report on 2015 first quarter bankruptcy cases in the Chinese courts, drawn from this report (including the charts used). During that period, the Chinese courts accepted 264…
  • Jan 30

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat (updated)

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat (updated)
    Wechat, as most people with an interest in China know, has become the preferred form of social media in China.  The legal community in China has taken to it too. Some are official accounts of government entities, including the courts and…
  • Jan 30

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat
    Wechat, as most people with an interest in China know, has become the preferred form of social media in China.  The legal community in China has taken to it too.  Some are official accounts of government entities, including the…
Rank this Week: 2605

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/
Rank this Week: 2844

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 15

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?
    It doesn’t come up very often. In fact, as I type this, a number of soon-to-be filers are frantically drafting their petitions, compiling their records, and perfecting their emergency motions in reaction to a recent ruling. Whether to…
  • Dec 7

    No More Telephone Briefing Extensions in the Fifth Circuit?

    No More Telephone Briefing Extensions in the Fifth Circuit?
    In this post from several years ago, I expressed how pleased I was with the informal procedure by which the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit accepted and granted routine briefing extension requests. At the time, the Court…
Rank this Week: 1918

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 3102