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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Delay on health care subsidies case

    Delay on health care subsidies case
    The Obama administration on Tuesday received an additional thirty days to file its answer in the Supreme Court to a new challenge to the subsidies so far given to nearly five million individuals to help them afford health insurance.  The…
  • Sep 2

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    With the calendar having turned to September, the Justices’ first private Conference is now less than a month away.  As Lyle Denniston reported for this blog on Friday, one of the issues that the Justices will soon consider is…
  • Sep 1

    Legal wars on abortion heating up

    Legal wars on abortion heating up
    Nine months after the Supreme Court allowed enforcement of a Texas law that led to the closing of a third of all clinics in that state, a new courthouse battle over that same law is rapidly developing.  In a rushed motion filed…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Sep 2

    FTC v. Grant Connect (9th Cir. - Aug. 15, 2014)

    FTC v. Grant Connect (9th Cir. - Aug. 15, 2014)
    It takes real guts -- or stupidity -- to be a huge scammer and yet to file an appeal claiming that the FTC isn't allowed to make sure you don't scam additional people in the future.  But Kyle Kimoto gives it a shot.Read what this…
  • Sep 2

    Levitt v. Yelp! (9th Cir. - Sept. 2, 2014)

    Levitt v. Yelp! (9th Cir. - Sept. 2, 2014)
    It's perfectly legal for Yelp! to highlight (and repost) negative reviews of businesses and reduce their star ratings if these businesses refuse to buy advertising on Yelp!So holds the Ninth Circuit.
  • Sep 1

    U.S. v. Stewart (9th Cir. - July 31, 2014)

    U.S. v. Stewart (9th Cir. - July 31, 2014)
    You'd normally think that the fact that your drug dealer is trying to rip you off increases his moral culpability rather than decreases it.  He's not only a drug dealer, but a thief.But that's not the way the sentencing guidelines work.…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Sep 2

    8th Circuit affirm sentence of probation where guidelines were 135-168 month

    8th Circuit affirm sentence of probation where guidelines were 135-168 month
    District judges, I think, are still fearful of giving large variances in white-collar cases (especially after trial), but this 8th Circuit case should give some more comfort:A jury found Abby Rae Cole guilty of conspiracy to commit mail and …
  • Aug 28

    Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new student

    Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new student
    Miami in August?  He needs to schedule this trip for beginning of the Spring semester...Anyway, Justice Kennedy had this to say (via UM News):He had expected answers such as The Verdict, To Kill a Mockingbird, or A Few Good…
  • Aug 27

    This is an incredible story

    This is an incredible story
    What happened here?The jury agreed with the defense and had reasonable doubt about whether the dad did it..The jury believed that the dad did it and the jury excused his behavior.The jury didn't know and didn't care. pollcode.com free…
Rank this Week: 136

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: 163

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: 161

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: 212

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/
  • Sep 2

    And the Beat Goes On: Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Granted

    And the Beat Goes On: Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Granted
    Emerald City Management, LLC v. Kahn, 4:14 CV 358 (6/19/14; 8/1/14) Judge: Richard Schell/Don Bush Holding: Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Granted ED Bench/bar attendees will recognize this name. Yeah,…
  • Sep 2

    The Mental Virtues - David Brook

    The Mental Virtues - David Brook
    I ran across this outstanding article by David Brooks in the New York Times a few days ago discussing a 2007 book, “Intellectual Virtues,” by Robert C. Roberts of Baylor University and W. Jay Wood of Wheaton College. I actually...
  • Aug 29

    Defendant's JMOLs Denied; Infringement Verdict Affirmed

    Defendant's JMOLs Denied; Infringement Verdict Affirmed
    OPTi Inc. v. Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. et al, 2:10cv279 (8/29/2014) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: JMOL rulings One of the differences between district judges and appellate judges, I once heard a district judge say, is that appellate…
Rank this Week: 263

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: 287

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/
  • Sep 2

    "Justice H. Walter Croskey dies at 80"

    "Justice H. Walter Croskey dies at 80"
    That's the story in today's DJ, noting that Justice Croskey of 2/3 died on Friday at age 80.The MetNews has Court of Appeal Justice Walter Croskey Dies at 81:"Court Clerk/Administrator Joseph Lane said Croskey had been hospitalized for…
  • Sep 2

    DJ profiles Justice Gomes, and more...

    DJ profiles Justice Gomes, and more...
    Today's DJ profiles 5th DCA Justice Gene Gomes. "Gomes thinks of himself as a progressive. He disapproves of capital punishment and decried the overcharging of criminal defendants, which he attributed to the proliferation of automated systems…
  • Aug 29

    "Death of Justice H. Walter Croskey"?

    "Death of Justice H. Walter Croskey"?
    The MetNews is apparently soliciting words of tribute for an obituary for Justice Croskey...Div. 3 had been issuing opinions with a footnote reading: "Due to the unavailability of the third member of the panel which was assigned to hear this…
Rank this Week: 330

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: 304

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 352

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Cost of Incarceration Is Not a Permissible Factor In Deciding Whether To Impose Imprisonment

    Cost of Incarceration Is Not a Permissible Factor In Deciding Whether To Impose Imprisonment
    United States v. Park, No. 13-4142-cr (2d Cir. July 9, 2014) (Cabranes, Carney, and Droney) (per curiam), available hereConvicted of filing a false corporate tax return, Park was sentenced to three years' probation, including six months'…
  • Jul 28

    Admission of Lineup Identification of Defendant Was, At Most, Harmless Error

    Admission of Lineup Identification of Defendant Was, At Most, Harmless Error
    United States v. Reed, No. 13-0359(L) (2d Cir. June 25, 2014) (Jacobs, Calabresi, and Pooler), available hereReed was convicted after trial of various federal charges arising from the shooting and attempted robbery of a rival drug…
  • Jul 28

    Supreme Court's Peugh Decision Not Retroactive To Cases on Collateral Review

    Supreme Court's Peugh Decision Not Retroactive To Cases on Collateral Review
    Herrera-Gomez v. United States, No. 14-1166 (2d Cir. June 17, 2014) (Winter, Walker, and Cabranes) (per curiam), available herePetitioner, a federal prisoner convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin, moved in the Circuit for leave to…
Rank this Week: 440

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/
  • Aug 28

    Botched SWAT raid produces pro-plaintiff qualified immunity ruling

    Botched SWAT raid produces pro-plaintiff qualified immunity ruling
    This case involves a SWAT raid gone awry, or as the Court of Appeals puts it, a "botched" SWAT raid. The victims of this raid sued the police. The district court allowed some of the claims to proceed to trial, but defendants take up an…
  • Aug 26

    $250,000 in damages for malicious prosecution victim

    $250,000 in damages for malicious prosecution victim
    In this malicious prosecution case, an LIRR employee won her case against a co-worker who had falsely accused her of grabbing her breast. The jury awarded plaintiff $480,000 in damages. The Second Circuit sustains the liability finding but…
  • Aug 22

    Occupy Wall Street protesters can proceed with false arrest lawsuit

    Occupy Wall Street protesters can proceed with false arrest lawsuit
    This case arises from the Occupy Wall Street movement, which sprouted in 2011 in New York City. On October 1, 2011, the protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. They allege that the police allowed them to do this and even led them onto…
Rank this Week: 674

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
  • Aug 23

    Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency

    Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency
    On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency. The question in this case was whether the EPA permissibly determined that its regulation of greenhouse gas…
  • Aug 4

    Limelight v. Akamai Technologies and Nautilus v. Biosig Instrument

    Limelight v. Akamai Technologies and Nautilus v. Biosig Instrument
    On June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court issued opinions in two property rights cases, Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies and Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments.The question in Limelight v. Akamai Technologies was whether the Federal Circuit…
  • Jul 30

    Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. The question in the case is whether, for purposes of obtaining a patent, claims to computer-implemented inventions…
Rank this Week: 632

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Case Comment: R (Whiston) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 39

    Case Comment: R (Whiston) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 39
    Facts Mr Whiston was sentenced to 18 months in prison for armed robbery. He was entitled to automatic release on… The post Case Comment: R (Whiston) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 39 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Aug 28

    Case Comment: Hounga v Allen & Anor [2014] UKSC 47

    Case Comment: Hounga v Allen & Anor [2014] UKSC 47
    At the end of July, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47. The case… The post Case Comment: Hounga v Allen & Anor [2014] UKSC 47 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Aug 14

    Supreme Court Art: Stories from the JCPC

    Supreme Court Art: Stories from the JCPC
    Throughout August and September 2014 the Supreme Court will be holding an exhibition on its second floor before the start… The post Supreme Court Art: Stories from the JCPC appeared first on UKSCBlog.
Rank this Week: 832

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: 750

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/
  • Aug 27

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism
    One of our foremost scholars of Indic philosophies, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, has an important guest-post at the Indian Philosophy blog: “On the possibility and nature of neurophilosophical study of Indic traditions.” I happen to…
  • Aug 24

    Unintentional blogging hiatu

    Unintentional blogging hiatu
    I apologize to any regular readers who have expectations for posts now and then. I've not been on vacation (indeed, not since my 25th wedding anniversary) but other things have taken up my time of late (in short, blogging comes after lots of…
  • Jul 19

    Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker

    Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker
    I did not have the time to cross-post this today, so please see Religious Left Law.
Rank this Week: 745

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

Features news about the European Court of Justice. By Allard Knook.

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece

    Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece
    Greek infringing EU law by not prohibiting uncontrolled management of landfill site at Natura 2000 site>> The Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98, herinafter: „ WFD”) requires Member States to take the necessary…
  • Jul 25

    Case C‑338/13, Noorzia

    Case C‑338/13, Noorzia
    Requiring minimum age 21 by date of application reunification of spouses not infringing Directive on right to family reunification>> The Directive on the right to family reunification (Directive 2003/86/EC) lays down the conditions…
  • Jul 15

    Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft

    Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft
    Swedish support scheme promoting green energy production in national territory compatible with EU law>> The Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28) allows Member States to support the production of green energy. Member States…
Rank this Week: 982

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Jul 22

    Will conflicting federal health care law rulings head to the Supreme Court?

    Will conflicting federal health care law rulings head to the Supreme Court?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat Are the Effects and Requirements for Employers Under Health Reform? How do marketplace health care plans differ from others? At enrollment deadline, affordability may be real test of…
  • Jul 15

    How will your healthcare change after the recent rulings on contraceptives?

    How will your healthcare change after the recent rulings on contraceptives?
    Supporters of employer-paid birth control rally in front of the Supreme Court before the decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores was announced June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesQ. How will my health…
  • Jul 10

    Border spat: When optics and substance don’t meet

    Border spat: When optics and substance don’t meet
    President Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas Wednesday for a meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders to discuss the humanitarian situation at the Southwest border. Photo by JEWEL…
Rank this Week: 964

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: 971

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/
  • Aug 31

    Thanks for Nothin'!

    Thanks for Nothin'!
    Ainsworth v. Chandler, 2014 VT 107By Andrew DelaneyIn the usual course, a defendant is thrilled when his insurer steps in and gets the case against him tossed on summary judgment. This case is different. Boyfriend and girlfriend met up…
  • Aug 30

    Technical Tolling Trouble

    Technical Tolling Trouble
    Mahoney v. Tara, LLC, 2014 VT 90By Andrew DelaneyAs Yogi Berra is rumored to have said, this case is “like déjà vu all over again.” Back in 2011, the SCOV sent this case back to the trial court for factual…
  • Aug 30

    Appreciation for Depreciation

    Appreciation for Depreciation
    Vermont Transco LLC v. Town of Vernon, 2014 VT 93By Andrew DelaneyI’ve never developed a taste for property tax law. But this case seems like it might’ve been interesting to litigate. The actual real property involved is worth…
Rank this Week: 1104

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1305

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: 1289

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/
  • Sep 2

    Supreme Court Cases and Bananas – Both Can Come in Bunche

    Supreme Court Cases and Bananas – Both Can Come in Bunche
    Sometimes an “issue du jour” generates a number of intermediate appellate opinions before guidance is provided by the California Supreme Court.  That has been the situation with issues concerning the enforceability of…
  • Sep 1

    Judicial Lawmaking, Public Policy, and the California Supreme Court

    Judicial Lawmaking, Public Policy, and the California Supreme Court
    Evan Richard Youngstrom, a student at the University of San Diego School of Law, has posted this abstract for a paper to appear in California Legal History, the annual journal of the California Supreme Court Historical Society…
  • Sep 1

    Summary of August 27, 2014, conference report for civil case

    Summary of August 27, 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, August 27, 2014.  The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has…
Rank this Week: 1720

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/
  • Sep 2

    Tennessee Amendment 2: Governor appoints appellate judges in most states, but is often restricted to list given by commission

    Tennessee Amendment 2: Governor appoints appellate judges in most states, but is often restricted to list given by commission
    The first clause of Tennessee’s Amendment 2 vests with the Governor the power to appoint appellate judges Judges of the Supreme Court or any intermediate appellate court shall be appointed for a full term or to fill a vacancy by and at…
  • Sep 2

    Tennessee Amendment 2: Looking at all four elements of ballot item this week

    Tennessee Amendment 2: Looking at all four elements of ballot item this week
    At issue on Tennessee’s Amendment 2 is how should the judges of the state’s three appellate courts (Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals) be chosen. Amendment 2 includes four components, some of which…
  • Aug 29

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments against

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments against
    Nevada’s official voters guide provides proponents and opponents of the creation of an intermediate appellate court for Nevada space for their arguments. Yesterday I looked at proponents. Today, opponents. Details below the fold.…
Rank this Week: 1577

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/
  • Aug 29

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split Arbitration Decision

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split Arbitration Decision
    Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit tried to bring some clarity to the role of res  judicata in arbitration proceedings.  W. J. O’Neil Company v. Shepley, Bullfinch, Richardson & Abbott, Inc.  In a construction project gone…
  • Aug 28

    Sixth Circuit Hands Down Pair of Significant Criminal Opinions: En Banc Decision and Amish Haircutting

    Sixth Circuit Hands Down Pair of Significant Criminal Opinions: En Banc Decision and Amish Haircutting
    This week, the Sixth Circuit issued a pair of significant criminal decisions.  In the first, U.S. v. Mateen , the Court issued its en banc decision in this criminal sentencing case concerning offenses against a minor.  We initially…
  • Aug 26

    Acknowledging Its Own Error, Sixth Circuit Tries To Provide Clarity On Notices of Appeal

    Acknowledging Its Own Error, Sixth Circuit Tries To Provide Clarity On Notices of Appeal
    If you ever have become confused regarding the timing and procedures related to notices of appeal, you are in good company.  Last week, the Sixth Circuit freely acknowledged that a motions panel of the Court reached a decision on this…
Rank this Week: 1695

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: 1425

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/
  • Apr 17

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act
    In Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. (SC12-2315), the Florida Supreme Court held that pregnancy discrimination is covered by the Florida Civil Rights Act. Justice Pariente wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Quince,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1618

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: 1371

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: 1440

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: 1490

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: 1341

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: 2435

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Juror Stress Brochure

    Juror Stress Brochure
    Some jurors feel a certain amount of stress during trial. As a result, at least one jurisdiction has started to offer jurors brochures on how to decompress and deal with the stress that comes with certain trials. To access…
  • Aug 31

    Juries in the Caribbean

    Juries in the Caribbean
    The most recent edition of the Economist has an interesting article about juries in the Caribbean entitled 12 Clueless Men.  According to the article, some of the smaller countries in the Caribbean that adhere to the common law system…
  • Aug 29

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict
    First it was judges then attorneys and now apparently even courtroom deputies feel the need to criticize jurors for their verdicts. Minneapolis Star Tribune: Deputy's scolding of jury sparks investigation in Hennepin Co.
Rank this Week: 2285

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

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

    September 1, 1950 – Air Force General Pontificates on How He Would Instruct Jesu

    September 1, 1950 – Air Force General Pontificates on How He Would Instruct Jesu
    In the 1950’s, Air Force General Orvil Anderson, Commanding Officer at the U.S. Air War College, was probably the most vocal advocate of the U.S. launching a preventive war against the Soviet Union. (The Air War College, part of the…
  • Aug 30

    August 30, 1918 – Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin Is Shot Twice In An Assassination Attempt

    August 30, 1918 – Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin Is Shot Twice In An Assassination Attempt
    On this day in history, 28-year-old anarchist Fanny Kaplan attempted to assassinate Vladimir Lenin as he emerged from a meeting at the Hammer and Sickle Factory in Moscow. She fired three shots: one missed him, but one went into his left…
  • Aug 28

    Joint Review of “Extraordinary Rendition” by Paul Batista

    Joint Review of “Extraordinary Rendition” by Paul Batista
    What would it be like for an American lawyer to have the job of defending an accused enemy of the state in a dictatorial country? It would be much like fictional Byron Carlos Johnson’s undertaking in Paul Batista’s Extraordinary…
Rank this Week: 1885

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Aug 30

    The Supreme People’s Court on domestic violence legislation

    The Supreme People’s Court on domestic violence legislation
    In its 29 August Wechat feed (which reproduced an article  published in the People’s Court Newspaper), the Court issued an update on domestic violence legislation, focusing on Shenzhen’s draft Anti-Domestic Violence…
  • Jul 16

    More on the Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Reform Plan

    More on the Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Reform Plan
    On 16 July the Supreme People’s Court’s (Court’s) newspaper and social media outlets headlined two articles important for observers seeking to understand the judicial reforms: a  report on statements by Meng Jianzhu,…
  • Jul 14

    More on lifting the cloak of invisibility over the Chinese military court

    More on lifting the cloak of invisibility over the Chinese military court
    The Supreme People’s Court Observer contributed another post to the Global Military Justice Reform blog. It commented on an article in the July 9, 2014 edition of the South China Morning Post.  The newspaper article quoted several…
Rank this Week: 2170

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    Federal Prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky: "Oops"

    Federal Prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky: "Oops"
    There is a lot to like about United States v. Noble, No. 13-6056, though I doubt many federal prosecutors share my excitement.  Particularly federal prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky.Courtney Noble and Dena Brooks were passengers in a…
  • Aug 12

    Alleyne Error Not Harmle

    Alleyne Error Not Harmle
    In United States v. Hackett, No. 12-2248, the Sixth Circuit rejected the government's argument that a violation of Alleyne v. United States, 133 S.Ct. 2151 (2013), was harmless because the defendant admitted the facts giving rise to the…
  • Aug 12

    Household Chores ≠ Forced Labor

    Household Chores ≠ Forced Labor
    United States v. Toviave, No. 13-1441, is a case about prosecutorial discretion -- and overreach.  Toviave appears to be an unsavory character, but his conduct didn't actually violate the federal statute under which he was charged.…
Rank this Week: 2399

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario
    In early June, Fifth Court of Appeals Justice Jim Moseley (pictured) announced that he would be leaving the Court this month. He has since decided to join Gray, Reed & McGraw, where he will chair the firm’s appellate section. I have…
  • Jun 24

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
  • Jun 18

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
    The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular…
Rank this Week: 2319

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Jul 14

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]
    Ok, 4 more days till the 2014 meet opens. Here's the final look back at last year's highlights. (click on any Highlight # to see related post) Highlight # 1 Will Take Charge, winning the Travers (click to enlarge any photo) Willie (center)…
  • Jul 13

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 7: The Humans)

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 7: The Humans)
    Just 5 more days--this coming Friday--opening day of the Saratoga 2014 meet. Season seats and admission passes in hand, I'm ready. So is the Capital Region. Exciting! Let's wind up last year's highlights with a few humans who made their…
  • Jul 8

    Supreme Court, 2013-14 Term: Quick Recap (Part 3: a few more cases)

    Supreme Court, 2013-14 Term: Quick Recap (Part 3: a few more cases)
    To conclude this series, here are 3 additional significant decisions--one that I should have included in part 1, and two others that don't fit very well in either part 1 or 2. Free Speech McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission--Campaign…
Rank this Week: 1792

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: 2582

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: 2379

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: 2045

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: 2344

Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal

Covers recent criminal cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. By Russell Wheeler.

http://directappeal2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2400

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Sep 2

    Public defenders fired over hate speech on Facebook

    Public defenders fired over hate speech on Facebook
    Once again, we see another incident of careless speech but this time it’s not by teenagers. Adults are just as capable of offensive and irresponsible communication. Two assistant public defenders in Florida were fired in July, 2014…
  • Aug 27

    New Hampshire declares emergency on synthetic drug

    New Hampshire declares emergency on synthetic drug
    In August, 2014, New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency for the synthetic compound referred to as “smacked.” Due to a reported forty-four overdose cases, it was time to crack down on the…
  • Aug 18

    10 Back to School Laws Every Student Should Know

    10 Back to School Laws Every Student Should Know
    It’s back to school season, so we’ve compiled a list of laws that every student should know about. We hear from many children and teenagers throughout the year who have either been disciplined at school or are concerned about…
Rank this Week: 3755