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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/
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Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademark

    Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademark
    People line up to visit the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge over the government’s refusal to register offensive trademarks in a…
  • Sep 23

    What President Hillary Clinton would do on Day 1

    What President Hillary Clinton would do on Day 1
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: This week, we’re taking a close look at how the presidential candidates might actually govern. Last night, the focus was on what Donald Trump’s early days in office could look…
  • Sep 7

    Ginsburg: ‘Cooler heads will prevail’ on high court nominee

    Ginsburg: ‘Cooler heads will prevail’ on high court nominee
    Photo by Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Wednesday that she thinks “cooler heads will prevail” in the Senate, where Republican…
Rank this Week: 489

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
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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/
  • Sep 25

    Reading Too Much Into Thing

    Reading Too Much Into Thing
    Town of Milton Board of Health v. Brisson, 2016 VT 56By Amy Davis Whenever I see a case involving a Board of Health, my mind jumps straight to those homes in Hoarders that get condemned. Have you ever watched that show? There is nothing like…
  • Sep 18

    When (Legal) Worlds Collide

    When (Legal) Worlds Collide
    Groves v. Green, 2016 VT 106 By Elizabeth KruskaThis is actually a very interesting legal issue. I know, I know, you’re expecting a cheeky, plucky summary of a Vermont Supreme Court case. I’m really mostly interested in…
  • Sep 10

    This is also Important

    This is also Important
    In re Manning, 2016 VT 53By Andrew DelaneyA plea colloquy has to include a factual basis for the plea. This is important. We’ve talked about it before. Just what is a plea colloquy? Well, if you break it down, plea means what it means…
Rank this Week: 807

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Sep 22

    Why are Chinese prosecutors resigning?

    Why are Chinese prosecutors resigning?
    Chinese prosecutors (procurators, this blogpost will use the terms interchangeably, although the functions of the procuratorate are broader than public prosecution) do not receive the international attention that Chinese judges attract. There…
  • Sep 18

    Further violence against Chinese judge

    Further violence against Chinese judge
    During the Mid-Autumn festival, several of the major legal Wechat accounts carried articles deploring the latest report of violence against judges in a Shandong bank (which occurred on 8 September) (and making caustic comments about the local…
  • Sep 16

    Which Chinese cases are most persuasive?

    Which Chinese cases are most persuasive?
    Chinese courts are paying more attention to the use of precedent in considering how to decide cases.  (Two of my fellow bloggers, Mark Cohen and Jeremy Daum, have recently published on this issue, as have I.)  One of the…
Rank this Week: 2552

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Sep 29

    Mantido curso de ação penal contra prefeito de Licínio de Almeida (BA)

    Mantido curso de ação penal contra prefeito de Licínio de Almeida (BA)
    Por considerar ausente a plausibilidade jurídica das alegações apresentadas no Habeas Corpus (HC) 136418, o ministro Ricardo Lewandowski, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), indeferiu liminar por meio da qual a defesa…
  • Sep 29

    Inconstitucional lei municipal que reduz base de cálculo do ISS

    Inconstitucional lei municipal que reduz base de cálculo do ISS
    O Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) considerou inconstitucional lei do Município de Poá (SP) que reduzia a base de cálculo do Imposto sobre Serviços de Qualquer Natureza (ISSQN). O tema foi julgado na…
  • Sep 29

    STF inicia julgamento de recurso sobre imunidade tributária de livro eletrônico

    STF inicia julgamento de recurso sobre imunidade tributária de livro eletrônico
    O Plenário do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) começou nesta quinta-feira (29) o julgamento do Recurso Extraordinário (RE) 330817, com repercussão geral reconhecida, que trata da extensão da imunidade…
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Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Getting the Scoop on Calculating Texas Appellate Deadline

    Getting the Scoop on Calculating Texas Appellate Deadline
    Appellate lawyers share some job-related realities with journalists, namely running up against deadlines. Although attorneys don’t rush to finish stories before a midnight printing, we do have to meet filing deadlines to seek relief…
  • Aug 29

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part II)

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part II)
    In my last post, I addressed the significance of the burden in framing your response to a motion for summary judgment and in your appeal from an adverse summary judgment. In this post, I address getting your evidence in the record and keeping…
  • Aug 23

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part I)

    Second Bites at the Summary-Judgment Apple (Part I)
    All litigators file or respond to dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment. Dispositive motions are an opportunity for trial attorneys to implement their trial strategy, using the facts in their cases to gain a tactical…
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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: 363

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.
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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: 1317

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,…
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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/
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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: 1547

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: 1189

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/
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Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    No Requirement of Actual Harm for Vulnerable Victim Enhancement

    No Requirement of Actual Harm for Vulnerable Victim Enhancement
         In United States v. Adeolu, No. 14-3610, 2016 WL 4728003, the Circuit affirmed Adeolu’s sentence, holding that the vulnerable victim enhancement at U.S.S.G. § 3A1.1(b)(1), does not require actual harm to the…
  • Sep 2

    Repeat and Dangerous Sex Offender Guideline / Categorical Approach

    Repeat and Dangerous Sex Offender Guideline / Categorical Approach
    In United States v. Dahl, No. 15-2271 (3d Cir., Aug. 17, 2016), the district court committed plain error by failing to apply the categorical approach in determining whether Dahl’s Delaware first- and third-degree unlawful sexual contact…
  • Sep 2

    Collateral Attack of Sentence Not Permitted at Supervised Release Revocation Hearing

    Collateral Attack of Sentence Not Permitted at Supervised Release Revocation Hearing
    In United States v. Jones, No. 15-1636 (3d Cir., Aug.17, 2016), Defendant sought to challenge the classification of his underlying conviction during his supervised release revocation hearing. Specifically, Defendant attempted to argue that,…
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UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
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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.
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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/
  • Sep 26

    Disability discrimination case fails after 2d Circuit examines what is a "disability"

    Disability discrimination case fails after 2d Circuit examines what is a "disability"
    This case asks the Court of Appeals to find that plaintiffs may challenge a school district's special education program that places too many students into non‐credit bearing courses intended for students at risk of not meeting state…
  • Sep 23

    Establishment Clause claim stymied by standing objection

    Establishment Clause claim stymied by standing objection
    I have said it before and I'll say it again. Constitutional "standing" principles can rip the fun out of a lawsuit. We see that again in this case that alleges a Rockland County school district was allegedly in violation of the Establishment…
  • Sep 21

    JP Morgan retaliation case goes to trial

    JP Morgan retaliation case goes to trial
    This plaintiff sued JP Morgan Chase for retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act because she was fired one week after she blew the whistle on what she reasonably thought was illegal activity. The case was dismissed on a motion for summary…
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