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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/
  • May 5

    Your turn to comment on proposed rule

    Your turn to comment on proposed rule
    The Judicial Council’s Rules and Projects Committee (RUPRO) has approved the circulation for public comment of various rule and form proposals by the Appellate Advisory Committee. These proposals have now been posted on the California…
  • May 4

    PJs visiting Ventura & Terrifying Judge

    PJs visiting Ventura & Terrifying Judge
    Recent decisions from 2/6, which has been down a justice since Justice Coffee's retirement years ago, show that PJ Gilbert and crew have been getting some help from Divisions in LA. Making the trek up north have been 2/4's PJ Epstein and…
  • Apr 30

    2d District pro tem update

    2d District pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until June 30, 2015 Judge Anne Harwood Egerton of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
Rank this Week: 1971

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/
  • May 5

    GUEST POST BY BRIAN TOTH ON USA v. QUARTAVIOUS DAVIS

    GUEST POST BY BRIAN TOTH ON USA v. QUARTAVIOUS DAVIS
    Brian Toth wrote the following Guest Post on the en banc Davis case:The Eleventh Circuit Decides United States v. Davis En BancIn a decision that didn’t much matter for the individual defendant but mattered greatly for how law…
  • May 4

    May the 4th be with you

    May the 4th be with you
    Nerd out!Okay, now that that's out of the way, check out this front page article from the Washington Post about the aging prison population:Harsh sentencing policies, including mandatory minimums, continue to have lasting consequences for…
  • Apr 30

    Law Day is May 1

    Law Day is May 1
    Together with the Federal Bar Association, the Southern District of Florida is hosting Law Day Programs in U.S. Courthouses to educate area high school students. Law Day is an annual celebration of our liberties, a reaffirmation of our…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 2894

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • May 4

    Supreme Court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery

    Supreme Court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery
    Photo of U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images BOSTON — A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in…
  • Apr 29

    What the Supreme Court justices said on gay marriage

    What the Supreme Court justices said on gay marriage
    The Supreme Court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters WASHINGTON — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow…
  • Apr 28

    News Wrap: Kathmandu continues search for buried survivor

    News Wrap: Kathmandu continues search for buried survivor
    Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The issue of whether the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry went before the U.S. Supreme Court today. Justices heard two hours of arguments in cases from four states.…
Rank this Week: 2008

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1159

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/
  • Apr 29

    "Back" to the Future

    "Back" to the Future
    Marshall v. State, 2015 VT 47By Andrew DelaneyIf you’ve ever injured your back, you probably know that it’s never really the same as it was before the injury. Just twisting the wrong way can mean the better part of a week in bed…
  • Apr 19

    Ambiguity? What Ambiguity?

    Ambiguity? What Ambiguity?
    Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insurance Co. v. Energy Wise Homes, Inc., 2015 VT 52By Andrew DelaneyAh, insurance law—where “You get what you pay for” isn’t just a maxim, but a shield, sword, and everything else in…
  • Apr 16

    Substantiation Stricken

    Substantiation Stricken
    In re K.R., 2015 VT 58By Elizabeth KruskaThis case is about an appeal of a DCF substantiation. A substantiation is a finding made by DCF upon doing an investigation and finding that a person has abused or neglected a child or placed a…
Rank this Week: 3519

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • May 5

    Does money matter when determining which Chinese court will hear your dispute?

    Does money matter when determining which Chinese court will hear your dispute?
    For commercial cases, the amount of dispute does matter in determining which Chinese court will hear your dispute. On 30 April, the Supreme People’s Court adjusted the jurisdiction of higher and intermediate level courts, both the…
  • Apr 30

    Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Transparency White Paper

    Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Transparency White Paper
    In March, 2015, the Supreme People’s Court (the Court) issued Judicial Transparency in Chinese Courts, its bilingual white paper on judicial transparency (a note for those who don’t know Chinese that the two language versions are…
  • Apr 23

    Can Communist Party organizations be sued in Chinese court?

    Can Communist Party organizations be sued in Chinese court?
    The answer to this question (in some Chinese courts, at least), is yes.  A recent legal blogpost flagged a ruling in a labor case published in the Supreme People’s Court’s case database: Su Qiao v. the Taian (Shandong)…
Rank this Week: 2995

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: 261

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice
    This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal…
  • Apr 1

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit
    I received a copy of this letter in one of my cases: What’s wrong with using the short citation form “id.” when citing the record? As I wrote about here, the Fifth Circuit recently standardized the format for citing…
  • Mar 30

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
Rank this Week: 1485

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: 994

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: 2142

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: 2419

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: 2607

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: 869

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: 1912

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: 2183

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: 1994

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3024

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 271

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: 1958

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/
  • May 5

    Famous figure skater loses defamation case

    Famous figure skater loses defamation case
    Defamation cases are like professional grudge matches. Courts have in place strict rules that plaintiffs must satisfy in order to win. Otherwise, every insult and affront becomes a lawsuit. The case is Baiul v. Disson, a summary order decided…
  • May 4

    ADA case fails on "essential functions" prong

    ADA case fails on "essential functions" prong
    The Americans with Disability Act is like a huge rubber band that requires employer and employee to be flexible in accommodating a disabled employee's disability. So these cases can be hard to predict. But one central element of these claims…
  • Apr 30

    Discrimination/retaliation claims dismissed under Title VII

    Discrimination/retaliation claims dismissed under Title VII
    To sue over employment discrimination, the plaintiff needs something to sue about. The courts don't care about trivial discrimination. They want "adverse employment actions." This case tells us how it shakes out.The case is Chung v. City…
Rank this Week: 1617