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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Petitions of the day

    Petitions of the day
    The petitions of the day are: Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. 13-684 Issue: Whether a borrower exercises his right to rescind a transaction in satisfaction of the requirements of the Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C.…
  • Apr 16

    Judge nullifies strictest anti-abortion law

    Judge nullifies strictest anti-abortion law
    A federal judge in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Wednesday struck down the strictest anti-abortion law in the nation, a ban on ending pregnancy after a fetal heartbeat is detected — that is, at about six weeks.  Separately, U.S.…
  • Apr 16

    Alito rejoins the Court in two case

    Alito rejoins the Court in two case
    The Supreme Court disclosed Wednesday, in routine entries on its docket, that Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., will now be taking part in two cases from which he had held himself out earlier — both set for argument next week. In earlier…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Apr 16

    Texas Bar Journal features Marshall lawyer

    Texas Bar Journal features Marshall lawyer
    I am remiss in not posting on this sooner, but for some reason the first half of April is always busy. One of the new features we've added to the Texas Bar Journal in recent months is the "In Recess"...
  • Apr 16

    "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" - seminar presentation to NTAP

    "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" - seminar presentation to NTAP
    I will be presenting a one-hour seminar on "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" at today's gathering of Northeast Texas Association of Paralegals at the Summit Club at 3700 Judson Road, Longview, TX 75605. Since the attendees have been promised…
  • Apr 16

    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted

    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted
    Jones v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 4:13-CV-559 (4/10/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted Another foreclosure case.…
Rank this Week: 279

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: 316

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/
  • Apr 15

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house
    Another Judge Marra/Fred Haddad matchup. From Paula McMahon:Well-known Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud was sentenced to ten months of house arrest and two years of probation on Friday for helping to hide a huge 12.08 carat yellow…
  • Apr 14

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder
    Some fireworks from the Sentencing Commission last week when 11th Circuit Judge Pryor said that AG Holder disrespected the judicial branch by not opposing the proposed two level decrease in the drug guidelines. More from NLJ:The United…
  • Apr 11

    Tax fraud trial starts for former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina

    Tax fraud trial starts for former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina
    The case is before Judge Ungaro.  The Herald has these details from the start of the trial:The tax-evasion trial of former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and his wife got underway Friday with opening statements.A 12-person Miami federal…
Rank this Week: 306

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: 324

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/
  • Apr 16

    NRDC v. Jewell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2014)

    NRDC v. Jewell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2014)
    Back in July of 2012, the Ninth Circuit decided an environmental case involving the delta smelt.  Judge Hug wrote the majority opinion, and Judge Paez dissented.The dispute was over standing.  Judge Paez began by saying "I…
  • Apr 16

    Hopkins v. Kedzierski (Cal. Ct. App. - April 16, 2014)

    Hopkins v. Kedzierski (Cal. Ct. App. - April 16, 2014)
    What do you think about this one?Plaintiff gets injured at work.  She files a worker's compensation claim against her employer and receives benefits.  Later, she files an application for additional worker's compensation benefits.She…
  • Apr 15

    Gallardo v. United States (9th Cir. - April 15, 2014)

    Gallardo v. United States (9th Cir. - April 15, 2014)
    What should you do with a Marine Corps sergeant who's court-martialed for allegedly assaulting three female members of the Corps?I admit I'm not exactly sure.  But here's what I do know:  You should not simply transfer the…
Rank this Week: 336

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Apr 15

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (16)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (16)
    Revista Justiça fala sobre Termo de Ajustamento de Conduta O Revista Justiça explica como funciona o meio alternativo de solução extrajudicial de conflitos que podem ser firmados entre órgãos…
  • Apr 15

    Questionada decisão do CNJ sobre composição do órgão especial do TJ-RJ

    Questionada decisão do CNJ sobre composição do órgão especial do TJ-RJ
    O Tribunal de Justiça do Rio de Janeiro (TJ-RJ) impetrou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) o Mandado de Segurança (MS) 32865 questionando decisão do Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ) que suspendeu…
  • Apr 15

    Ex-vice-prefeito de Itu (SP) acusado de homicídio pede HC ao Supremo

    Ex-vice-prefeito de Itu (SP) acusado de homicídio pede HC ao Supremo
    Na iminência de ser julgado por Tribunal do Júri sob a acusação de homicídio e tentativa de homicídio em Itu (SP), o ex-vice-prefeito da cidade e ex-dirigente do Ituano Sociedade de Futebol Ltda,…
Rank this Week: 342

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 369

Confirm Them

Confirm Them

Covers the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate.

http://www.confirmthem.com/
  • Mar 30

    Divided By Gender Our Judges In The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

    Divided By Gender Our Judges In The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case
    There was a clear difference of opinion between male an […]The post Divided By Gender Our Judges In The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case appeared first on Confirm Them.
  • Mar 29

    Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court nomination

    Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court nomination
    According to news.nationalpost.com “Conservative […]The post Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court nomination appeared first on Confirm Them.
  • Mar 29

    Gonzales Testimony through a Different Prism

    Gonzales Testimony through a Different Prism
    By Marshall Manson During the summer of 2005, I had the […]The post Gonzales Testimony through a Different Prism appeared first on Confirm Them.
Rank this Week: 365

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 627

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 592

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: 706

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/
  • Apr 15

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown has technophilia

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown has technophilia
    Today's Recorder profiles San Diego-based 9th Circuit Judge McKeown, here, with an emphasis on her technophilia. Once upon a time she founded Perkins Coie's IP practice, and now apparently uses Fitbit, Uber, Viber, and other apps, and loves…
  • Apr 14

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until May 31, 2014 Judge Edward A. Ferns of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting …
  • Apr 13

    2014 Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition

    2014 Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition
    This weekend UCLA hosted the 45th Annual Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition (sponsored by CEB, the Witkin Legal Institute, and the Rutter Group). Twelve California law schools participated. Judges consisted primarily…
Rank this Week: 756

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/
  • Apr 15

    This is why lawyers drink

    This is why lawyers drink
    A case like this tells you a lot about the legal process. Unless the defendant can find a way to have the case dismissed on summary judgment, most cases settle. Few go to trial. The road to settlement, though, is a hard one, as the lawyers on…
  • Apr 11

    School is not a church

    School is not a church
    The City of New York and the Bronx Household of Faith have been engaged in a vicious fight over the last two decades over the right to use public schools for religious purposes. This case has been to the Court of Appeals on various occasions.…
  • Apr 9

    New ergonomic chairs can avoid costly lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act

    New ergonomic chairs can avoid costly lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act
    The modern workplace is a sea of chairs, cubicles and computers. What happens when employees suffer back injuries and they cannot sit all day? Do they have any rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act? The answer, as usual, is "it…
Rank this Week: 748

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: 667

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 851

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
Rank this Week: 965

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Apr 7

    Supreme Court declines appeal in same-sex wedding photographer case

    Supreme Court declines appeal in same-sex wedding photographer case
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a commercial photography business in New Mexico that objects to taking pictures of same-sex wedding ceremonies. The justices on Monday left in place a state Supreme Court…
  • Apr 4

    Shields and Brooks on the power of campaign donors, baseball vs. baby

    Shields and Brooks on the power of campaign donors, baseball vs. baby
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSDebating how the court’s campaign finance decision affects the influence of money on American politics Would lack of campaign donation limits unleash a new level of super-donors? At…
  • Apr 2

    Debating how the court’s campaign finance decision affects the influence of money on American politic

    Debating how the court’s campaign finance decision affects the influence of money on American politic
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWould lack of campaign donation limits unleash a new level of super-donors? High court weighs balance of free speech, corruption risk in campaign donations Shields and Gerson on Cold War echoes,…
Rank this Week: 942

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    The Fact of a Prior Felony Conviction Does Not Go to the Jury Even if It Increases a Defendant's Statutory Mandatory Minimum

    The Fact of a Prior Felony Conviction Does Not Go to the Jury Even if It Increases a Defendant's Statutory Mandatory Minimum
    UNITED STATES V. ROSARIO, NO. 12-3963 (2D CIR. APR. 2, 2014) (WESLEY, CARNEY, AND RAKOFF) (SUMMARY ORDER), AVAILABLE HEREThe defendant in this case appealed his jury conviction for conspiracy to distribute and possession with the…
  • Apr 2

    Summary Summary

    Summary Summary
    Here's a quick summary of noteworthy summary orders recently issued by the Circuit:United States v. Davis, No. 12-4836-cr (2d Cir. Apr. 2, 2014) (Katzmann, Livingston, and Carter) (summary order), available hereThe Circuit rejected…
  • Apr 1

    Evidence Was Sufficient To Prove That Defendant Was Physically Deported

    Evidence Was Sufficient To Prove That Defendant Was Physically Deported
    United States v. Harvey, No. 12-1490-cr (2d Cir. Mar. 26, 2014), available hereHarvey was convicted after a jury trial of one count of illegal re-entry into the United States after he was deported. He argued on appeal that the evidence…
Rank this Week: 853

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: 842

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: 888

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Apr 16

    AZ Appellate Court Discusses Split Among Federal Circuits Over Evidentiary Rule

    AZ Appellate Court Discusses Split Among Federal Circuits Over Evidentiary Rule
    Recently, in Glazer v. State, an Arizona Court of Appeals discussed an interesting pslit among the federal circuit courts over the admissibility of evidence, and then skirted the issue itself. Here is the relevant excerpt: The State argues…
  • Apr 15

    Third Circuit Upholds SORNA Against Nondelegation Challenge

    Third Circuit Upholds SORNA Against Nondelegation Challenge
    On April 10, the Third Circuit upheld the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) against an interesting nondelegation challenge - in U.S. v. Cooper. SORNA applies retroactively to sex offenders convicted before the enactment…
  • Apr 14

    States Split Over Lawyer Confidentiality Rule

    States Split Over Lawyer Confidentiality Rule
    Codes of legal ethics vary state by state, but most draw heavily from the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The ABA has revised Rule 1.6 (duty of confidentiality) in recent years, adding or clarifying exceptions, and states have been…
Rank this Week: 1404

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: 1247

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit ruled in United States v. Kamper and Head, 12-5167 and 12-5800. The cases concerned an MDMA distribution conspiracy. Kamper was the "administrator" of the conspiracy and Head, a chemist, was "in charge of…
  • Mar 21

    Holder Memo on Appeal

    Holder Memo on Appeal
    United States v. Ivory, No. 13-5962 (6th Cir. Mar. 21, 2014) (unpublished), is a fairly unremarkable per curiam opinion (Judges Boggs, Siler, and Gibbons).But I'm noting it here b/c the defendant relied on the Holder memo to argue for a lower…
  • Mar 21

    Seventh Circuit on GPS

    Seventh Circuit on GPS
    Following up on the post below, I think it is worth noting that the Seventh Circuit remains undecided on the GPS good-faith issue.  United States v. Brown, No. 11-1565, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4076, at *7 (7th Cir. Mar. 4, 2014).United…
Rank this Week: 1188

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/
  • Apr 13

    There has to be a reason for everything . . .

    There has to be a reason for everything . . .
    State v. Button, 2013 VT 92By Andrew DelaneyIf you aren’t doing anything wrong, then the police can’t stop your vehicle just for kicks. This is pretty basic, but nonetheless I’m sure the criminal-defense bar will breathe a…
  • Apr 13

    No Second Chance

    No Second Chance
    LaPointe Architect v. Point Five Development, LLC, 2013 VT 115By Andrew DelaneyThis decision is cold comfort indeed for the defendant: yes, the trial court got it wrong when it explicitly declined to consider potential defenses in the context…
  • Apr 13

    Prepare for the worst . . .

    Prepare for the worst . . .
    In re Chaves Act 250 Permit, 2014 VT 5By Andrew DelaneyNobody really wants a sand and gravel pit right across the road it seems. And if it’s been there a long time, people want to get rid of it when they have the chance. That’s…
Rank this Week: 1345

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: 1266

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: 1163

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/
  • Apr 16

    Will the court have seven permanent justices for its September calendar?

    Will the court have seven permanent justices for its September calendar?
    It’s now been over two months since Justice Kennard announced her retirement, which became effective just 11 days ago.  Next month will be the court’s first oral argument calendar without her, and will feature 12…
  • Apr 11

    Summary of April 9, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of April 9, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Apr 11

    Ineffective counsel opinion filing Monday

    Ineffective counsel opinion filing Monday
    The Supreme Court will file its opinion in In re Champion on Monday, this year’s palindromic day (4/14/14).  Champion is a habeas corpus petition, filed in November 1997, related to an automatic death penalty…
Rank this Week: 1947

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Criticism of the Volunteer Jury Bill

    Criticism of the Volunteer Jury Bill
    As some may recall, last week I posted about the efforts of a New Jersey state legislator who has introduced a bill to allow citizens to volunteer for jury duty.  The post and information about the bill can be found here.This week the…
  • Apr 12

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media
    A story out of Allentown, PA provides just one more example of social media's impact on jurors.  Here, a witness in the Amanda Hein first-degree murder trial was apparently lovestruck by one of the jurors so much so that he attempted…
  • Apr 9

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article
    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend Anna RobertsAbstract:  A recent Ninth Circuit decision, prohibiting peremptory challenges on the basis of sexual orientation, reveals the continuing evolution of the Batson…
Rank this Week: 1532

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/
  • Apr 15

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule
    There is a split  of authority within the Sixth Circuit concerning the scope of federal question jurisdiction and the reach of federal courts.  Viewed narrowly, the  split is important for those who litigate claims of…
  • Apr 14

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification
    *This is the fourth in a series of posts about the certification of questions of state law.  Earlier posts can be found here, here, and here. The Sixth Circuit may certify state law questions, even sua sponte, in cases where the…
  • Apr 11

    Another Arbitration Decision From The Sixth Circuit

    Another Arbitration Decision From The Sixth Circuit
    Completing the trifecta of arbitration decisions this week, the Sixth Circuit handed down Physicians Insurance Capital v. Praesidium Alliance Group in which it affirmed confirmation of an arbitration award.  Two points of note from…
Rank this Week: 1571

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
  • Apr 15

    Lawson v. FMR LLC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Lawson v. FMR LLC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On March 4, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC. The question in the case is whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s retaliation protections for whistleblowers extend to employees of privately owned…
  • Apr 14

    Loughrin v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Loughrin v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On April 1, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Loughrin v. United States. The question in this case is whether the government must prove that a defendant intended to defraud a bank and expose it to risk of loss in every…
  • Apr 11

    Wood v. Moss - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Wood v. Moss - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On March 26, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wood v. Moss. This lawsuit against several Secret Service agents presents two questions: First, did the court of appeals err in denying qualified immunity to agents protecting the…
Rank this Week: 1904

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1769

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/
  • Mar 26

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed
    In PNC Bank, N.A. v. Duque (4D12-1799), the Fourth District reversed a trial court's order dismissing a complaint with prejudice as a result of discovery violations. In this foreclosure action, the defendant served numerous discovery requests…
  • Mar 18

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion
    In Badgley v. SunTrust Mortgage (5D13-2500), the Fifth District affirmed the trial court's sanction order and, sua sponte, ordered "order Badgley and her attorney to pay, in equal amounts, the reasonable attorneys' fees and…
  • Mar 6

    Florida Supreme Court: Unauthorized Immigrants Are Ineligible For Admission To the Florida Bar

    Florida Supreme Court: Unauthorized Immigrants Are Ineligible For Admission To the Florida Bar
    In Florida Board of Bar Examiners Re: Questions as to Whether Undocumented Immigrants are Eligible for Admissions to the Florida Bar (SC11-2568), the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion today holding that an unauthorized alien residing in…
Rank this Week: 1804

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/
  • Mar 24

    Penal Law Rule

    Penal Law Rule
    In an interpleader action brought by the United States, the District Court granted summary judgment to Brazil, one of the parties who claimed entitlement to certain funds, holding that Brazil was entitled to the funds under a Brazilian…
  • Nov 19

    Charbuck

    Charbuck
    The Second Circuit upheld the decision of the District Court and held that a company's use of its "Mr. Charbucks" and "Charbucks Blend" trademarks is not likely to dilute by blurring Starbuck's trademarks.The decision in Starbucks Corp. v.…
  • Oct 16

    Statutes of Limitations in CERCLA Action

    Statutes of Limitations in CERCLA Action
    If the State brings a remedial action -- that is, measures to permanently remediate hazardous wastes --   under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 ("CERCLA"), the statute of limitations…
Rank this Week: 1616

The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here

Covers education law, politics, and the judiciary. By Stuart Buck.

http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com/
  • 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,…
  • Mar 7

    Meat = Smoking?

    Meat = Smoking?
    Another day, another over-hyped scaremongering study in the news. The latest is this: Eating a diet heavy on meat and cheese may be as harmful to you as smoking a cigarette, researchers claim. A new study, published in Cell Metabolism on…
  • Sep 19

    The Case Against High-School Sports - Amanda Ripley - The Atlantic

    The Case Against High-School Sports - Amanda Ripley - The Atlantic
    The Case Against High-School Sports - Amanda Ripley - The Atlantic: "The Case Against High-School SportsThe United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries…
Rank this Week: 1990

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: 1621

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: 1632

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: 1516

Underneath Their Robes

Underneath Their Robes

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

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/
Rank this Week: 1954

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: 1797

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: 1838

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/
  • Apr 16

    Mental Illness at Rikers Island

    Mental Illness at Rikers Island
    The New York Times recently published an editorial stemming from recently acquired statistics about the number of individuals incarcerated at Rikers Island who are experiencing mental illness. You can read the article below, and…
  • Feb 24

    Remembering Alfred Siegel

    Remembering Alfred Siegel
    Al Siegel was my mentor, friend and colleague .....he will be missed....Maria Almonte-Weston (left), Alfred Siegel (right)The BCS team of 2005 at our official opening ceremony; Alfred Siegel at left Below is an article about Alfred…
  • Jan 24

    New Employment Readiness group at Bronx Community Solution

    New Employment Readiness group at Bronx Community Solution
    A new study shows that nearly one third of American adults have been arrested by the age of 23. This record will keep many people from obtaining employment, even if they have paid their dues, and are qualified for the job and unlikely to…
Rank this Week: 3203

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: 2431

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 15

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959.This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The…
  • Apr 4

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment
    With the Enlightenment, the very way conversation was thought about changed; it no longer dealt only with the aesthetic preoccupations of a privileged elite but now addressed the basic problems of the new culture. The spoken word had to …
  • Mar 25

    Words of law

    Words of law
    With apologies to The Mamas and the Papas: Words of law, soft and tender,Won't win a court's heart any more.Cite the canons, then you must send lawSomewhere where it’s never been before.Worn out phrases and longing gazesWon't get you…
Rank this Week: 3154

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
Rank this Week: 3097