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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Friday the Court granted two new cases from its January 23 Conference. Lyle covered those orders here. On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect additional orders from the January 23 Conference, as well as one or more opinions in argued cases at…
  • Jan 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Jan 23

    Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol

    Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol
    The Supreme Court agreed on Friday afternoon to hear the appeal of three Oklahoma death-row inmates who are challenging the three-drug protocol the state now uses for executions.  The Court on January 15 had refused, by a five-to-four…
Rank this Week: 10

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    “No one is buying a judge for $500. But it could buy you a continuance down the road.”

    “No one is buying a judge for $500. But it could buy you a continuance down the road.”
    That was one Florida Judge running for re-election back in 2002 (see par. 46). The Supreme Court heard argument this week on whether judges running for election in Florida should be able to personally solicit campaign contributions. …
  • Jan 21

    Judge Jose Gonzalez celebrates 50 years on the bench

    Judge Jose Gonzalez celebrates 50 years on the bench
    Wow, what an accomplishment for such a good and nice man.  Last week the Court recognized Judge Gonzalez at the Ft. Lauderdale courthouse (good thing it wasn't raining!).  Lots of law clerks, friends and family attended, including…
  • Jan 19

    Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi
    Guy Lewis and Michael Tein, along with Dexter Lehtinen, just blew up the Death Star.  It was a long war, but they have finally won to the tune of over $1 million in sanctions against the Tribe's lawyers.  Kudos to Lewis and Tein's…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 127

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

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

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 165

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jan 23

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (26)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (26)
    Revista Justiça No quadro Direito Civil, o advogado especialista em Direito de Família e professor universitário Benedicto Gonçalves Patrão comenta a obrigatoriedade da pensão alimentícia. O…
  • Jan 23

    Presidente do STF encaminha ao relator habeas corpus de investigado na operação Lava-Jato

    Presidente do STF encaminha ao relator habeas corpus de investigado na operação Lava-Jato
    O presidente do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), ministro Ricardo Lewandowski, encaminhou os autos do Habeas Corpus (HC) 126397 – impetrado em favor de Fernando Antônio Falcão Soares, investigado pela Operação…
  • Jan 23

    Entrevista do Saiba Mais trata da licença-paternidade

    Entrevista do Saiba Mais trata da licença-paternidade
    A licença-paternidade é o tema do quadro Saiba Mais desta semana, do canal do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) no YouTube. O benefício é previsto no artigo 7º, inciso XIX, da Constituição Federal,…
Rank this Week: 225

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/
  • Jan 22

    In Re Wilson (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 22, 2015)

    In Re Wilson (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 22, 2015)
    It's not just teenagers whose parents neglect and/or abandon them who turn to serious crime:Wilson was born on September 7, 1977. He lived with his parents and two younger siblings in Inglewood, and then later in south central Los…
  • Jan 21

    Mosser Companies v. San Francisco Rent & Stabilization Bd. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)

    Mosser Companies v. San Francisco Rent & Stabilization Bd. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)
    Parents move into a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco and pay $1,495 a month.  They've got (inter alia) a 13-year old child.  Everyone lives together in harmony.Years go by.  The rent can legally only go up a little…
  • Jan 21

    People v. Camp (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)

    People v. Camp (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)
    Hugo Camp gets charged with, and pleads guilty to, a theft offense, and gets ordered to serve 14 months in jail and, thereafter, 14 months of "mandatory supervision" by the probation office.  The probation office then notices that…
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Jan 21

    Paper: Technology in a Trial Practice - SBOT Litigation Update seminar

    Paper: Technology in a Trial Practice - SBOT Litigation Update seminar
    I realized last Friday that one indication you have been away from home too long is when you can't remember the security code for your own house. I did eventually figure it out, but it reminded me that I need...
  • Jan 19

    Verdict in Droplets v. Overstock.com & Sear

    Verdict in Droplets v. Overstock.com & Sear
    A Marshall jury in Judge Rodney Gilstrap's court returned a verdict Friday mid afternoon in Droplets v. Overstock.com and Sears. The jury found that the asserted claims were infringed, were not shown by clear and convincing evidence to be…
  • Jan 2

    Patent Litigation "Year in Review" - Texas Bar Journal

    Patent Litigation "Year in Review" - Texas Bar Journal
    The January issue of the Texas Bar Journal means another "Year in Review" where commentators around the state describe the important developments in numerous fields of practice during the previous year. The articles can be found here, and my…
Rank this Week: 256

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: 348

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/
  • Jan 23

    Looking for a reason to visit St. Louis in March?

    Looking for a reason to visit St. Louis in March?
    National Appellate Advocacy Competition Seeks Judges for St. Louis Competition on March 5-7, 2015The ABA Law Student Division seeks 120 lawyers and judges to serve as oral argument judges for the Division’s regional National…
  • Jan 22

    9th Cir. Judge Nguyen video profile online

    9th Cir. Judge Nguyen video profile online
    'Pathways' Video: Judge Nguyen Cites Lessons in Family's Flight from VietnamU.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen understands the importance of  reaching out to accept opportunities to serve.In the newest U.S. Courts…
  • Jan 21

    "Appeals Court Slapped Over Lengthy 'Unpublished' Ruling"

    "Appeals Court Slapped Over Lengthy 'Unpublished' Ruling"
     The NLJ presents "Appeals Court Slapped Over Lengthy 'Unpublished' Ruling", which explains:U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday sharply criticized a federal appeals court for issuing a lengthy opinion that was…
Rank this Week: 409

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: 407

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: 440

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Jan 24

    Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma execution

    Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma execution
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative…
  • Jan 21

    Housing discrimination case could have broad implication

    Housing discrimination case could have broad implication
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSCase on judges’ campaign fundraising divides Supreme Court Supreme Court to consider whether all states must recognize same-sex marriage Elite circle of lawyers finds repeat success getting…
  • Jan 20

    Case on judges’ campaign fundraising divides Supreme Court

    Case on judges’ campaign fundraising divides Supreme Court
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSupreme Court to consider whether all states must recognize same-sex marriage Shields and Brooks on same-sex right to marry, Romney run resistance Elite circle of lawyers finds repeat success…
Rank this Week: 593

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: 537

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: 640

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: 670

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 771

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: 765

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgment

    Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgment
    Along with retiring Chief Deputy Clerk Michelle Brinkman, I spoke to the Austin Bar Civil Appellate Section today on “Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgments.” New Travis County District Clerk Velva Price and…
  • Jan 13

    Old-School Legal Researchers: ThomsonWest Is Shuttering Westlaw Classic—and Soon

    Old-School Legal Researchers: ThomsonWest Is Shuttering Westlaw Classic—and Soon
    It’s been five years since ThomsonReuters (then ThomsonWest) launched WestlawNext and re-branded the legal research database many lawyers grew up on as “Westlaw Classic.” I received notice yesterday that my firm’s…
  • Jan 8

    The Last of the Perry Appointee

    The Last of the Perry Appointee
    As reported on this blog’s Twitter feed over the past two days, Governor Rick Perry has appointed four new justices to various intermediate courts of appeals. They are: 352nd District Court Judge Bonnie Sudderth, who will replace…
Rank this Week: 952

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 6

    Sixth rules 922(g)(4) unconstitutional

    Sixth rules 922(g)(4) unconstitutional
    Judges Boggs, Siler, and Gibbons all agree, for varying reasons, that 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4) is unconstitutional. Section (g)(4) is the one that prohibits people who have a prior mental health commitment from possessing firearms. The…
  • Jan 5

    New Child Porn decision with varying opinion

    New Child Porn decision with varying opinion
    On Friday, January 2, 2015, the court released its first decision of the new year, United States v. Walters.   Although the case on one hand is uninteresting (the Court upheld the 151 month sentence and all imposed Guidelines…
  • Oct 24

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence
    In United States v. Sherer, et. al (found here), a bank robbery case, the Sixth Circuit recently reminded folks how to properly preserve several issues, and also more extensively addressed variances based on mathematical accidents within the…
Rank this Week: 1047

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: 1050

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: 1043

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: 896

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: 1113

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Gun Violence and Youth

    Gun Violence and Youth
    A recent report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) reveals that guns will kill more Americans under 25 than cars in 2015. As The Economist recently reported, There are about 320m people in the United States, and nearly as many…
  • Jan 23

    January 23, 1964 – The U.S. Ratifies the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, Ending the Poll Tax

    January 23, 1964 – The U.S. Ratifies the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, Ending the Poll Tax
    On this day in history, the 24th Amendment to the US Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified. Many Southern states adopted a poll tax in the late 1800s as part of “Jim Crow laws” to counter the…
  • Jan 21

    Review of “A Chain of Thunder“ by Jeff Shaara

    Review of “A Chain of Thunder“ by Jeff Shaara
    This fictionalized account of the 1863 Civil War Siege of Vicksburg has good and bad points. On the good side, well, it’s the Civil War. You’ve got such great characters in Grant and Sherman, and Vicksburg was a truly momentous…
Rank this Week: 1598

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: 1241

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/
  • Jan 23

    New York's vaccination law does not violate the Constitution

    New York's vaccination law does not violate the Constitution
    A subculture in American society does not believe in vaccinating children. That belief runs afoul of New York law, which requires that parents vaccinate their kids before sending them to school. Some parents have challenged that law as…
  • Jan 22

    Title VII plaintiff loses retrial on new retaliation standard

    Title VII plaintiff loses retrial on new retaliation standard
    This case is a real downer for plaintiffs' lawyers. It tells us that the Supreme Court has the final say, and if you don't like it, lump it.The case is Cassotto v. Donahoe, a summary order decided on January 14. This is a retaliation case…
  • Jan 20

    Bridge toll differentials are legal in NYC

    Bridge toll differentials are legal in NYC
    Every few years, someone sues the State of New York over the bridge and highway tolls, which sometimes charge motorists different amounts of money depending on where you live. These cases are brought under the U.S. Constitution. The Court of…
Rank this Week: 1202

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or…
  • Jan 20

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption
    In support of assumptions regarding the “alterability (and redeemability) of people” in her philosophically important Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (2012), Kimberley Brownlee quotes a passage from…
  • Jan 19

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Nonstandard Celebration

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Nonstandard Celebration
    I think Dr. King would have understood if now and again, we celebrate his achievements, aims, and aspirations--including recognition of those who preceded him with the same ends, as well as those who worked alongside him or otherwise…
Rank this Week: 1564

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Jan 21

    Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On January 13, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision inJesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.  The question in this case was whether, under the terms of the Truth in Lending Act, a borrower may rescind a mortgage transaction…
  • Jan 16

    Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On December 15, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inDart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens. The question in this case was whether a defendant seeking removal to federal court on the basis of diversity jurisdiction was…
  • Jan 15

    Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On January 12, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inReed v. Town of Gilbert. This case involves a First Amendment challenge to the town of Gilbert, Arizona’s sign code, which effectively treats certain religious signs…
Rank this Week: 1484

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 15

    Manhattan and Brooklyn Testing Youth Diversion Program

    Manhattan and Brooklyn Testing Youth Diversion Program
    Two precincts in Manhattan and Brooklyn just began a pilot program to divert young offenders who have been arrested on minor level crimes. Youths arrested on minor charges will have the opportunity to meet with a counselor rather…
  • Dec 30

    Reentry and Outreach

    Reentry and Outreach
    Two years ago, Reentry Anonymous was created by members of the Bronx ReEntry Task Force and Bronx ReEntry Working Group to serve as a support group for returning citizens, similar to the AA or NA model of group therapy and ongoing support. On…
Rank this Week: 1222

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/
  • Jan 16

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Review Sixth Circuit’s November 6 Decision Upholding Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Review Sixth Circuit’s November 6 Decision Upholding Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    The Sixth Circuit is in the national media spotlight this afternoon.  The U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to review the Sixth Circuit’s landmark (but divided) ruling from November 6 that upheld same-sex marriage bans in Ohio,…
  • Jan 16

    Sixth Circuit Sets Pleading Standard for FDCPA Claim

    Sixth Circuit Sets Pleading Standard for FDCPA Claim
    Earlier this week, the Sixth Circuit issued a published opinion in Buchanan v. Northland Group, a putative class action against Northland alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). In so doing, the Sixth Circuit…
  • Jan 13

    SCOTUS Declines to Hear Sixth Circuit Discrimination Case

    SCOTUS Declines to Hear Sixth Circuit Discrimination Case
    In an order issued Monday (starting on page 27), the Supreme Court denied certiorari in the recent Sixth Circuit case of Kalamazoo County Road Commission v. Deleon. In so doing, the Court allowed the Sixth Circuit’s…
Rank this Week: 1502

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: 1305

Underneath Their Robes

Underneath Their Robes

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

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

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition

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

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe

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

    In re Underneath Their Robe

    In re Underneath Their Robe
    Alas, this blog is no longer active. Of course, please feel free to browse through the extensive archives.
Rank this Week: 1840

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1676

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: 1886

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: 1583

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/
  • Jan 25

    Back to the Future "At-Will"

    Back to the Future "At-Will"
    Nelson v. Town of St. Johnsbury, 2015 VT 5By Andrew DelaneyTown manager gets fired and sues. His claims get tossed on summary judgment. The SCOV reverses on some claims and affirms on others. Almost the entire case comes down to a…
  • Jan 25

    You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

    You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
    Davis v. The American Legion of Vermont, 2014 VT 134By Jeffrey M. MessinaThe American Legion, karaoke, a four-year-old granddaughter, a six-dollar entry fee, and a protective grandmother. What could possibly go wrong?This case comes to SCOV…
  • Jan 25

    Problematic Presentation PCR

    Problematic Presentation PCR
    In re Williams, 2014 VT 67By Hannah SmithIn what reads like the plot of Every Defense Attorney’s Worst Nightmare, the SCOV upholds the decision of a post-conviction relief (PCR) court finding that an attorney failed to provide his…
Rank this Week: 3366

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: 1971

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/
  • Jan 24

    Supreme Court expands judges’ discriminatory organization membership ban

    Supreme Court expands judges’ discriminatory organization membership ban
    We’ve noted that the Supreme Court has many non-case-related responsibilities.  One of those is the constitutionally required job of adopting a Code of Judicial Ethics.  (See article VI, section 18(m).)  The Code provides…
  • Jan 23

    Summary of January 21, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of January 21, 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, January 21, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Jan 23

    Summary of January 21, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of January 21, 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, January 21, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
Rank this Week: 4739

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Jan 24

    February Oral Arguments: Public Records, Sexual Intercourse, and Bond Validation

    February Oral Arguments: Public Records, Sexual Intercourse, and Bond Validation
    Jacek Stramski The Supreme Court’s February oral argument calendar was just released and a handful of cases will present especially interesting questions to the Court. On February 3, the Court will hear Board of Trustees, Jacksonville,…
  • Jan 17

    Secret Recordings Made by Alleged Victim of Sexual Abuse Prohibited As Evidence

    Secret Recordings Made by Alleged Victim of Sexual Abuse Prohibited As Evidence
    Regina Keenan On December 11, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously decided McDade v. State (13-1248). McDade was arrested and charged with various sex crimes after his then sixteen-year-old stepdaughter (Alleged Victim) reported to the…
  • Dec 29

    All the Court Wants for Christmas is 35 Judgeship

    All the Court Wants for Christmas is 35 Judgeship
    Jacek Stramski On December 22, 2014, the Supreme Court addressed a holiday wish list to the Legislature pursuant to its constitutional duty to provide an annual report on the need for additional judges. In re: Certification of Need for…
Rank this Week: 2982

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

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

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Jan 23

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 2--Some Perspective)

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 2--Some Perspective)
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has now nominated 4 Judges for New York's 7-member Court of Appeals. Hence, if Appellate Division [The state's mid-level appeals court.] Justices Leslie Stein and Eugene Fahey are confirmed by the state's Senate, as is…
  • Jan 19

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 1--Common Denominators)

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 1--Common Denominators)
    End of semester, exams, grading, Christmas, and away for the break. Yes, it's more than time to return to New York Court Watcher. Justice Leslie Stein As everyone knows who follows New York's highest court, or New York's Governor, or New…
  • Dec 16

    NYCOA: Vacancies and (no) Vouch-In

    NYCOA: Vacancies and (no) Vouch-In
    Come the new year, New York's highest court will be 2 Judges short. That is, in the absence of the Governor and the Senate near-miraculously completing their respective nominating and confirming duties, the Court of Appeals will begin 2015…
Rank this Week: 4436

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 3184

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: 4269

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/
  • Jan 21

    Vaccination

    Vaccination
    The Second Circuit has held that it is within the State's police power to require children to be vaccinated in order to attend public school and that such a requirement does not violate the First Amendment or other constitutional…
  • Jan 20

    Repudiating arbitration agreement

    Repudiating arbitration agreement
    The Second Circuit has held that, pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 1787(c), the Nation Credit Union Administrative Board ("NCUA") may repudiate the contract of a credit union that it is liquidating, including any arbitration…
  • May 6

    Foreign Securitie

    Foreign Securitie
    The Second Circuit as  a matter  of first impression, considered whether the bar on extraterritorial application of the United States securities laws, as set forth in Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010),…
Rank this Week: 3013

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

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

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Jan 20

    Evidentiary Rulings – Preserving the Record: 5 Rules Every Judge (and attorney) Must Know (15-02)

    Evidentiary Rulings – Preserving the Record: 5 Rules Every Judge (and attorney) Must Know (15-02)
    Update Focus:  You are upset at your judge’s evidentiary ruling(s). You are convinced the courts legal analysis is seriously flawed and you believe you could win on appeal. Preserving the court record is one of the fundamental…
  • Jan 6

    Minnesota’s New Expungement Law – A Step-by-Step Guide for Judges & Attorneys (15-01)

    Minnesota’s New Expungement Law – A Step-by-Step Guide for Judges & Attorneys (15-01)
    HISTORIC NEW LEGISLATION: If the significance of a new law is measured by the benefit it brings to the public and the anticipated impact it will have on the entire judicial system, then Minnesota’s new Expungement “second…
  • Jan 1

    2014 in review

    2014 in review
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a ……
Rank this Week: 2021

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Jan 19

    Cursive or keyboard writing?? Why not learn both?

    Cursive or keyboard writing?? Why not learn both?
    Did you know that some school districts and states are dropping handwriting (cursive) from required learning in grade schools? Hard to believe but it’s happening. When the new set of standards for public schools were drafted (called…
  • Jan 14

    Are “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts free speech or disruptive expression?

    Are “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts free speech or disruptive expression?
    By now, you’ve undoubtedly read or heard about the death of Eric Garner in New York City. He was allegedly selling cigarettes on the street when he was approached by the police on July 17,2014. One officer reached up and grabbed Garner…
  • Jan 5

    The Supreme Court takes up Facebook posts as “true threats”

    The Supreme Court takes up Facebook posts as “true threats”
    “There’s one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I’m not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the little cuts. That’s it, I’ve had about enough I’m…
Rank this Week: 2507