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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Mar 3

    11th Circuit investiture

    11th Circuit investiture
    The Daily Report covers them here:Undeterred by wintry weather, federal appeals court judges gathering in Atlanta this week officially welcomed their two newest colleagues with kind words, food and drink.A common theme for the separate …
  • Mar 2

    Terrorism cases make bad law

    Terrorism cases make bad law
    In U.S. v. Said, covered by the Herald, the government is again asking to disguise a witness in an upcoming trial:Prosecutors have taken the rare step of asking a federal judge to shut out the public during the testimony of two FBI undercover…
  • Feb 26

    Mary Barzee Flores nominated to District Bench

    Mary Barzee Flores nominated to District Bench
    This is such great news.  Congrats to Mary Barzee Flores on this nomination!
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Mar 3

    Sato v. Bank of America (Cal. Ct. App. - March 2, 2015)

    Sato v. Bank of America (Cal. Ct. App. - March 2, 2015)
    Is this really all the Court of Appeal wants to do?It's an unpublished opinion, so I wouldn't ordinarily mention it.  But it's a guy with my last name ("Martin"), so I feel somewhat proprietary about its reputation.Andrew R. Martin files…
  • Mar 3

    Rush v. Sport Chalet (9th Cir. - March 3, 2015)

    Rush v. Sport Chalet (9th Cir. - March 3, 2015)
    When you read this Ninth Circuit opinion, it seems so obviously right.  How could the district court have gotten such a (relatively) simple thing as joinder so wrong?  Obviously the various defendants were related.  Or at least…
  • Feb 27

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)
    It's not that I don't feel bad for the defendant in this case.  I do.  It turns out that it was the last holder in a game of hot potato.But a deal's a deal.  Even if it's a bad one.  So it loses the property.Shortened to…
Rank this Week: 91

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: 101

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: 154

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Mar 3

    1ª Turma nega recurso que discute validade de provas contra vereador

    1ª Turma nega recurso que discute validade de provas contra vereador
    A existência de foro por prerrogativa para vereadores serem julgados no Tribunal de Justiça não gera a anulação das provas produzidas por outra instância. O entendimento foi adotado pela Primeira Turma…
  • Mar 3

    Por empate, 2ª Turma concede HC para afastar aumento em pena-base de tailandesa

    Por empate, 2ª Turma concede HC para afastar aumento em pena-base de tailandesa
    A ocorrência de empate em julgamento realizado nesta terça-feira (3) na Segunda Turma do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) levou à concessão da ordem no Habeas Corpus (HC) 103310, impetrado pela Defensoria…
  • Mar 3

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (4)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (4)
    Revista Justiça O programa desta quarta-feira conta com a participação do promotor de justiça do Ministério Público do Ceará Walter Filho para comentar a decisão da Justiça…
Rank this Week: 165

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: 179

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Mar 3

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until March 31, 2015 Judge Anne Harwood Egerton of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
  • Mar 3

    "an outright mistruth" at oral argument...

    "an outright mistruth" at oral argument...
    Click here to read an unpub discussing "a brief that flagrantly violates the California Rules of Court by failing to provide adequate record citations and/or reasoned analysis." But that's not all!How about lying to the court at oral…
  • Mar 3

    DJ profiles LASC Appellate Dept. Judge (& more)

    DJ profiles LASC Appellate Dept. Judge (& more)
    Today's DJ profiles Alex Ricciardulli: "For the past three years, Ricciardulli has been on the appellate panel of the Los Angeles County Superior Court where he has been learning something new: how to collaborate with other judges in…
Rank this Week: 323

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court weighs process, not politics, of who draws voting map

    Supreme Court weighs process, not politics, of who draws voting map
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSupreme court to hear case on voter-approved redistricting Supreme Court considers line between racial and partisan gerrymandering States stretch the limits of geography for politically uniform…
  • Mar 1

    Supreme court to hear case on voter-approved redistricting

    Supreme court to hear case on voter-approved redistricting
    WASHINGTON  — In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district…
  • Feb 25

    Supreme Court weighs how religious freedom affects business dress code

    Supreme Court weighs how religious freedom affects business dress code
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSJustices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf #Iwastheonly girl in my school who wore a headscarf First lady forgoes headscarf in Saudi Arabia GWEN IFILL: Now we turn to the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 337

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: 347

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/
  • Mar 3

    Tyler patent verdict - Smartflash v. Apple

    Tyler patent verdict - Smartflash v. Apple
    I am a little behind on this post since much of last week was either weather days or seminar, but I wanted to note that last Tuesday a Tyler jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff Smartflash against defendant...
  • Feb 24

    About that Verdict...

    About that Verdict...
    USEI v. TI, 6:11cv491 (2/19/15) Judge: Michael Schneider Holding: Motion for Application of Collateral Estoppel Granted Sometimes a verdict doesn't even get to the appellate stage before it is reversed. In 2009, the plaintiff in this case…
  • Feb 24

    "Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property Litigation " - Panel at Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium - Austin College

    "Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property Litigation " - Panel at Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium - Austin College
    I was privileged to participate in the 12th annual Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium at Austin College in Sherman last Friday, which was themed as "Emerging Trends in the Federal Courts." The symposium began with a luncheon address by Fifth...
Rank this Week: 379

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    JAC publishes response to judicial diversity report

    JAC publishes response to judicial diversity report
    On the 16 February 2015, the Judicial Appointments Commission published its response to the report by Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC…
  • Mar 2

    Case Preview: JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov

    Case Preview: JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov
    This case forms part of a long-running, complex and quite exceptional litigation involving Mukhtar Ablyazov, which Christopher J, in an…
  • Mar 2

    In the Supreme Court w/c 2 Mar 2015

    In the Supreme Court w/c 2 Mar 2015
    Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website. On Monday 2 March 2015 the Court…
Rank this Week: 380

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Feb 26

    COA finds that suspicion of future violation of law suffices in whistle-blower claim

    COA finds that suspicion of future violation of law suffices in whistle-blower claim
    To establish a prima face case under Michigan's Whistleblower Protection Act ("WPA"), the plaintiff must show the following: (1) the plaintiff was engaged in a protected activity; (2) the plaintiff was discharged or discriminated against; and…
  • Feb 12

    COA: Parties may move for modification of spousal support after support obligation end

    COA: Parties may move for modification of spousal support after support obligation end
    Georgii and Irina Loutts married in Russia in 1988. They later moved to the United States. During their marriage, they each earned a Ph.D. Georgii, a professor by day, also started QPhotonics, a business that buys, sells, imports, and exports…
  • Feb 10

    MSC clarifies standard of review for unemployment-benefit determination

    MSC clarifies standard of review for unemployment-benefit determination
    In lieu of granting leave to appeal and without hearing oral argument, the Michigan Supreme Court in Hodge v. U.S. Security Associates, Inc., No. 149984, reversed the Court of Appeals and held that an administrative law judge applied the…
Rank this Week: 409

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

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

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Jun 6

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split
    This post is part of a series exploring the ideas in an important new article by Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (Univ. Houston), entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. One important concept Bruhl explains is that of parallel…
  • Jun 6

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)
    Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (pictured), a professor at University of Houston Law Center, has an important new article on SSRN entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. This article is, simply put, brilliant. It changed the way that I think…
  • May 13

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split
    Sometimes appellate advocates argue that the circuit court panel in their case should align with the decisions of one or two other circuits in order to avoid creating a circuit split. In one recent case, the lawyer stretched the argument too…
Rank this Week: 465

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: 689

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: 681

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Welcome To Your New Home. The Previous Occupant Committed Crime--We're Here to Search!

    Welcome To Your New Home. The Previous Occupant Committed Crime--We're Here to Search!
    The police may use evidence garnered from its investigation of a previous occupant to search a home even after a new occupant takes possession. In United States v. Burney, the police spent eight months uncovering substantial evidence that two…
  • Feb 18

    Is leniency "substantively unreasonable"?

    Is leniency "substantively unreasonable"?
    The long, painful journey of United States v. Robinson achieved another milestone today, having traveled from district court to the Sixth Circuit to the Supreme Court to the district court and now back to the Sixth Circuit. (Phew.) The result…
  • Feb 9

    Limiting 404(b) evidence, one unpublished opinion at a time

    Limiting 404(b) evidence, one unpublished opinion at a time
    One could be forgiven for missing the defense win in United States v. Richardson, buried as it is in the bottom of Friday's unpublished cases. But in it, Judge Clay wages his quiet campaign against the government's ever-expanding use of…
Rank this Week: 864

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: 863

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/
  • Mar 1

    In Moot We Trust

    In Moot We Trust
    In re Trust of Virginia B. Newman, 2015 VT 14By Andrew DelaneyRoger and Frank are brothers. Their mom, Virginia, established a trust in the mid-1980s. The trust went through various revisions, but in its final pre-litigation formulation…
  • Feb 28

    F is for Foreclosure

    F is for Foreclosure
    TBF Financial, LLC v. Gregoire, 2015 VT 36By Andrew DelaneySometimes an opinion can be a little confusing. As the SCOV notes at the get-go, “The history of these consolidated cases appealed from Washington and Caledonia Superior Courts…
  • Feb 27

    Pay Your Rent, Clean Your Room

    Pay Your Rent, Clean Your Room
    Walsh v. Cluba, 2015 VT 2By Amy DavisThis is a straightforward landlord-tenant case with so many unnecessary twists and turns that would make for a good Pacific Heights sequel. Show of hands for those who remember Matthew Modine. Seeing no…
Rank this Week: 1042

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: 1048

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: 970

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: 1125

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/
  • Mar 2

    Summary of February 25, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of February 25, 2015 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, February 25, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Mar 2

    Three opinions, two rehearing possibilitie

    Three opinions, two rehearing possibilitie
    The Supreme Court issued three new opinions this morning, and two of them are candidates for rehearing.  It is noteworthy that these opinions are the last that recently retired Justice Marvin Baxter will sign (he authored two of…
  • Feb 27

    CEQA; sex offender registration, residency-restriction opinions filing Monday

    CEQA; sex offender registration, residency-restriction opinions filing Monday
    As expected, the Supreme Court will file opinions on Monday in the last three undecided cases from the December calendar.  These will be the last opinions signed by now-retired Justice Marvin Baxter. In Berkeley Hillside Preservation v.…
Rank this Week: 1677

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1320

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
  • Feb 24

    Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

    Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama
    On November 12, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inAlabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, which was consolidated with Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama. These cases ask whether Alabama's legislative redistricting…
  • Feb 19

    Jennings v. Stephens - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Jennings v. Stephens - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On January 14, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inJennings v. Stephens. The issue in this case involves a federal habeas petitioner who sought relief based upon three theories of ineffective assistance of counsel. The district…
  • Feb 13

    Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On January 13, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inKellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter. This case involves two questions. The first question is whether the statute of limitations for a claim…
Rank this Week: 1594

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/
  • Feb 21

    NY's Chief Judge Lippman on Exoneration

    NY's Chief Judge Lippman on Exoneration
    Guest Post By Catherine L. Bonventre Ms. Bonventre, a graduate of Albany Law School, is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany.  She is co-editor of EXAMINING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS: STEPPING BACK,…
  • Feb 8

    Part 5 [Judge Fahey's 'Tendencies']--NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominee

    Part 5 [Judge Fahey's 'Tendencies']--NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominee
    Eugene Fahey, who has served on the Appellate Division, 4th Department for nine years (the state's intermediate appeals court that sits in Rochester), was nominated by Governor Cuomo in January to sit on New York's highest court. The Senate…
  • Feb 7

    Part 4 [More of Judge Stein's 'Tendencies']--NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominee

    Part 4 [More of Judge Stein's 'Tendencies']--NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominee
    Let's consider a few additional common denominators--part of the "stream of tendencies"--running through Judge Leslie Stein's choices on the Appellate Division. We've already seen that the more-liberal Judges on New York's high…
Rank this Week: 1575

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/
  • Feb 19

    Career Talk for BCS Intern

    Career Talk for BCS Intern
    Lovis, BCS Compliance Coordinator, at left, meeting with BCS Interns and Judge Saunders‘Just ask questions. When you see someone in the courthouse and you want to know how they got there, don’t be afraid to just ask…
  • Feb 2

    A Prison Tranformed into a ReEntry Hub

    A Prison Tranformed into a ReEntry Hub
    The Fulton Correctional FacilityThe Bronx will soon be getting a dedicated reentry facility, fittingly housed on the site of a prison that was closed in 2011 after a marked decrease in New York's inmate population. The Osborne…
  • Jan 20

    Educational Empowerment Group at BCS

    Educational Empowerment Group at BCS
     Bronx Community Solutions is creating a new social service group for adolescent clients who were disengaged or at risk of dropping out from school. The group is intended to help young people explore their educational goals, and to…
Rank this Week: 1288

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: 1657

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: 1314

352nd District Court

352nd District Court

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

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

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

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

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
  • Nov 20

    1998 – The God Pod

    1998 – The God Pod
    Two former Tarrant County jail inmates and a college professor filed suit in the 352nd District Court against Tarrant County and the Tarrant County Sheriff for operating a particular jail “pod” designated as the CEU (Chaplain’s…
Rank this Week: 1646

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: 1325

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/
  • Mar 3

    Circuit Court changes its mind in Occupy Wall Street protesters, dismissing case

    Circuit Court changes its mind in Occupy Wall Street protesters, dismissing case
    Occupy Wall Street protesters who marched across the Brooklyn Bridge sued the police who arrested them for disorderly conduct. The protesters said the arrests were unwarranted because some officers actually invited them to cross the bridge.…
  • Mar 2

    First Amendment protects NYC police officer who spoke out against quota

    First Amendment protects NYC police officer who spoke out against quota
    The Court of Appeals has ruled that the First Amendment prohibits the City of New York from retaliating against a police officer who spoke out against a precinct-wide quota policy. This is a rare victory under the First Amendment for public…
  • Feb 26

    You can sue community colleges in federal court

    You can sue community colleges in federal court
    If ever there was a convoluted constitutional doctrine, it's the Eleventh Amendment, which says, "The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of …
Rank this Week: 2751

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/
Rank this Week: 2659

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    March 1, 1803 – Ohio Joins the Union as the 17th State (Sort of)

    March 1, 1803 – Ohio Joins the Union as the 17th State (Sort of)
    The settling of Ohio began in 1788 with the arrival of 48 members of an expedition sponsored by the Ohio Company, which purchased more than one and a half million acres of the Northwest Territory from Congress. Within three years, the male…
  • Feb 27

    Review of “Enemy Women” by Paulette Jile

    Review of “Enemy Women” by Paulette Jile
    I have read quite a few books on the Civil War, but was never that aware of how different the situation was for civilians in some of the border states until I read this absorbing book by Paulette Jiles, author of Lighthouse Island. The author…
  • Feb 25

    February 25, 1960 – Anti-segregation Sit-in at the Montgomery, AL County Courthouse

    February 25, 1960 – Anti-segregation Sit-in at the Montgomery, AL County Courthouse
    On this day in history, students from Alabama State College (a traditionally African American college in Montgomery, Alabama), stated an anti-segregation sit-in at a lunch counter in the Montgomery County Courthouse. In response, the…
Rank this Week: 1889

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2682

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: 2159

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: 2121

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: 2715

Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain

Covers judicial news.

http://eminentdomain.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    It's Been Fun

    It's Been Fun
    I know that I've got a sizable collection of posts that start "I know I've been gone for a while," but I thought that I could squeeze one more into the pack. I know I've been gone for a while, but forces much stronger than Blogger.com are to…
  • Dec 6

    A Little More Complicated...

    A Little More Complicated...
    I had a chance to listen to the audio from the Boumediene v Bush case last night. I previously guessed that this would be a clear 5-4, Kennedy joins the liberals case. After the argument, I'm not so sure anymore. Kennedy was oddly quiet. …
  • Dec 5

    Clinton on the Supreme Court

    Clinton on the Supreme Court
    Scary title, isn't it? I'm using the word "on" in place of "talking about," so hopefully that should calm some fears. But wait. Don't relax just yet. Here's Senator Hillary Clinton talking about who she would appoint to the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 1967

Nomination Watch

Nomination Watch

Covers judges who support women's rights. By the National Women's Law Center.

http://www.nominationwatch.org/
  • May 4

    Update

    Update
    NominationWatch.org is currently on hiatus until major developments in nominations occur. In the meantime, please visitWomenstake.org, NWLC's multi-issue blog. Please continue to come to here for archival information and resources on…
  • Mar 23

    Can it be that employers aren’t discriminating against women when they don’t cover prescription contraceptives?

    Can it be that employers aren’t discriminating against women when they don’t cover prescription contraceptives?
    In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces Title VII, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in employment, ruled that an employer that does not cover prescription contraceptives in…
  • Feb 27

    A Supreme Court decision protecting rights reverberates . . .

    A Supreme Court decision protecting rights reverberates . . .
    In Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education, in which the National Women’s Law Center represented plaintiff Roderick Jackson, the Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that individuals are protected under Title IX if they are retaliated against for…
Rank this Week: 2733

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: 2425

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: 3227

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: 4343

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: 4180