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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 21

    Shaniek Maynard is your new Ft. Pierce Magistrate

    Shaniek Maynard is your new Ft. Pierce Magistrate
    It's not official yet because she is undergoing her FBI background check.  But that should happen soon.  She grew up in Ft. Pierce and went to Yale Law School.  Seems like an excellent choice.
  • Mar 19

    "Respectfully, and reluctantly, I dissent."

    "Respectfully, and reluctantly, I dissent."
    That was Judge Jordan, dissenting in a death penalty case (Madison vs. Alabama DOC) in which Judge Martin writes for the majority (Wilson joined) that Vernon Madison is incompetent and therefore cannot be executed. Jordan says that's not the…
  • Mar 15

    Baseball case ends in conviction

    Baseball case ends in conviction
    It was a very long trial and today the jury found both Bart Hernandez and Julio Estrada guilty. From the AP:MIAMI (AP) — A Miami jury on Wednesday convicted a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer on charges they smuggled Cuban…
Rank this Week: 710

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: 384

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

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

    Supreme Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled student

    Supreme Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled student
    Rows of desks sit empty in a classroom. Photo by Alan Levine/Flickr WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer…
  • Mar 21

    What we learned from Neil Gorsuch’s marathon confirmation hearing

    What we learned from Neil Gorsuch’s marathon confirmation hearing
    Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing Mar. 21 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts. In more than 11 hours of questioning Tuesday, Judge…
  • Mar 21

    Did senators get enough substance on Gorsuch’s views?

    Did senators get enough substance on Gorsuch’s views?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now back to examination of the second day of Senate hearings to confirm federal Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Joining me at the table today, PBS NewsHour Supreme Court analyst Marcia…
Rank this Week: 123

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2726

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 16

    Bail, Revisited

    Bail, Revisited
    State v. Bailey, 2017 VT 18By Elizabeth KruskaWilliam Bailey is accused of manslaughter of his buddy, Daniel Hein. The facts, essentially, is that Bailey, Hein, and a couple other friends were out driving around the greater Rutland…
  • Mar 11

    Judge Talk

    Judge Talk
    In re Guardianship of N.P., 2017 VT 14By Elizabeth KruskaThis is a reverse and remand to the Probate Division.Here’s the scoop. The Probate Division has exclusive jurisdiction of guardianships. But, if there is also a pending…
  • Mar 11

    Officer Negligent

    Officer Negligent
    State v. Hayes, 2016 VT 105By Eric FanningOk, so just to be clear at the outset, this case does not involve a cop on trial or under sanctions; I just like the sound of that name.  But it does involve a police officer and, you…
Rank this Week: 3256

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Mar 19

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 report (Part 2)

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 report (Part 2)
    This blogpost continues the analysis in Part 1, which analyzed the first several sections of Zhou Qiang’s work report to the National People’s Congress, concerning court caseload, social stability and criminal punishment, and the…
  • Mar 18

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 NPC Report (Part 1)

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 NPC Report (Part 1)
    Most people who have commented (outside of China) on Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang’s March, 2017 report to the National People’s Congress (NPC) didn’t have the patience to read (or listen) much…
  • Mar 11

    Supreme People’s Court & foreign-related dispute

    Supreme People’s Court & foreign-related dispute
    Judge Zhong Yongjian, chief judge of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC)’s #4 Civil Division (responsible for foreign, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan related commercial issues) previously featured on this blog, gave an interview…
Rank this Week: 1577

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Mar 22

    Revogada decisão que mantinha Cemig na titularidade da Usina de Jaguara

    Revogada decisão que mantinha Cemig na titularidade da Usina de Jaguara
    O ministro Dias Toffoli, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), revogou liminar anteriormente concedida na Ação Cautelar (AC) 3980, ajuizada pela Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (Cemig) para buscar suspender os efeitos…
  • Mar 22

    Agenda da presidente do STF, ministra Cármen Lúcia, para quarta-feira (22)

    Agenda da presidente do STF, ministra Cármen Lúcia, para quarta-feira (22)
    16h Posse do ministro Alexandre de Moraes no STF 17h15 Audiência com o presidente do CNDH, Darci Frigo, e Ivana Farina Navarrete Pena (convidada do CNDH) Local: Gabinete da Presidência 17h30 Audiência com os governadores da…
  • Mar 21

    2ª Turma nega HC para auditora da Receita Federal acusada de venda de fiscalizaçõe

    2ª Turma nega HC para auditora da Receita Federal acusada de venda de fiscalizaçõe
    Por unanimidade, os ministros da Segunda Turma do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) negaram Habeas Corpus (HC 132220) para K.T., auditora fiscal presa preventivamente em decorrência da chamada operação Paraíso Fiscal,…
Rank this Week: 2674

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 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
  • Jan 3

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument
    Happy New Year! After seeing my recent post on how I’m using my iPad Pro for appellate arguments, the good folks at the Texas Bar Journal asked if I’d like to publish a version of it in print. That version appears in the…
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
Rank this Week: 345

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: 1060

Texas Supreme Court Blog

Texas Supreme Court Blog

Covers news and opinions from the Texas Supreme Court. By Shawn Rabin.

http://txsupremecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    The number of

    The number of
    The number of blogs that now cover Texas law combined with my work schedule has caused me to stop posting to the blog. Because the blog still receives many hits a day, I will keep it active for those looking for information on the Court.
  • Jul 9

    The Texas Supreme

    The Texas Supreme
    The Texas Supreme Court announced today that Former Chief Justice John Hill died. The announcement begins: "Former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court John Hill’s death Monday ended a remarkable legal and public service career…
  • Jun 25

    Don't perform surgery

    Don't perform surgery
    Don't perform surgery on me = consent to perform surgery: The Texas Supreme Court issued this Per Curiam opinion in Schaub v.
Rank this Week: 337

The Appellate Practitioner

The Appellate Practitioner

Covers appellate practice in California and the Ninth Circuit. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.appellatepractitioner.com/
  • Mar 23

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner
    Over the past couple of months, I haven't had time to keep The Appellate Practitioner updated in the way I'd like to. Therefore, I am putting the blog on hiatus for the time being. Please visit my primary blog, The UCL Practitioner, which I…
  • Jan 5

    "A High Court Training Regimen"

    "A High Court Training Regimen"
    Friday's Recorder had an article on a new moot program being organized at U.C. Berkeley for attorneys with California Supreme Court cases. It sounds very similar to what Professor Myron Moskovitz has been doing at Golden Gate University…
  • Dec 8

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"
    Slate has an interesting jurisprudence essay on the impact of amicus filings at the U.S. Supreme Court level. Adam Chandler, "The Early Brief Gets the Worm: Liberal groups are ceding a key way to influence the Supreme Court," Slate (Dec. 5,…
Rank this Week: 461

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: 717

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: 5017

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: 938

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: 330

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: 4603

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Third Circuit adopts "listening post" theory for wiretap intercepts under Title III

    Third Circuit adopts "listening post" theory for wiretap intercepts under Title III
    United States v. Dominique Jackson, Docket No. 14-3712 (3d Cir. Feb. 24, 2017)Defendant Dominique Jackson was convicted after trial for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. His primary contention on appeal was that the district court…
  • Mar 22

    Sentencing enhancements do not define a crime for purposes of the categorical approach

    Sentencing enhancements do not define a crime for purposes of the categorical approach
    Chavez-Alvarez v. Attorney General, http://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/161663p.pdfThe Third Circuit reversed the BIA’s removal of a lawful permanent resident – finding his military conviction for sodomy was not a crime…
  • Mar 20

    Court finds no plain error in the use of dual jurie

    Court finds no plain error in the use of dual jurie
    In United States v. Brown, Docket No. 14-3754 (3d Cir. Feb. 22, 2017), the defendant raised Fifth and Sixth Amendment challenges to the use of dual juries (one for him and one for a co-defendant) at his trial. Although Brown's counsel…
Rank this Week: 239

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 5024

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: 108

Valpo Law Blog

Valpo Law Blog

Covers recent cases and topics before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Authored by students at Valparaiso University Law School.

http://blogs.valpo.edu/law
  • Apr 8

    Legal Malpractice and Violations of Professional Rules Now Have Significant Bankruptcy Consequence

    Legal Malpractice and Violations of Professional Rules Now Have Significant Bankruptcy Consequence
    Azariah Jelks Juris Doctor Candidate, 2016 Valparaiso University Law Lawyers will now have more reasons to avoid committing malpractice. In Estate of Cora v. Jahrling, the Seventh Circuit held that a lawyer filing for bankruptcy could not…
  • Feb 28

    Even a Simple Contractual Mistake Can Lead to a Disastrous Outcome for Businesse

    Even a Simple Contractual Mistake Can Lead to a Disastrous Outcome for Businesse
    Elias Awaad Juris Doctor Candidate, 2016 Valparaiso University Law It is not uncommon for a business to rely on one manufacturer to provide them with a majority or a certain amount of one product to resell to the public. Often, these…
  • Feb 24

    Seventh Circuit’s Decision Discourages the Code of Silence

    Seventh Circuit’s Decision Discourages the Code of Silence
    By: Duke Truong J.D. Candidate, 2017 Valparaiso University School of Law Who can serve as witnesses in police brutality cases? On January 28, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals provided an answer with its decision in United…
Rank this Week: 1674

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 15

    Case not mooted by generous Rule 68 offer

    Case not mooted by generous Rule 68 offer
    Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is a tricky rule that plaintiffs' lawyers have to learn quickly when defendants' counsel serves a Rule 68 offer. Under Rule 68, the defendant offers a judgment to plaintiff for a sum of money.…
  • Mar 13

    Bus drivers behaving badly

    Bus drivers behaving badly
    One way to win your employment discrimination case is to prove that you were fired for doing what everyone else was doing, and that the only distinction between you and everyone else is your gender, race, religion, age or disability. That's…
  • Mar 7

    Racist comments during jury deliberations denied defendant a fair trial

    Racist comments during jury deliberations denied defendant a fair trial
    The Supreme Court has ruled that criminal defendants are denied a fair trial if jurors articulate racial stereotypes or discrimination during deliberations. This is one of the few cases where the Court will allow jurors to impeach their own…
Rank this Week: 4161