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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 27

    How long should SCOTUS Justices serve?

    How long should SCOTUS Justices serve?
    Legal Times has this article on a move to have future nominees pledge to limit their tenure to 18 years: Initiative Urges Voluntary Term Limits for Future Justices.“We can and must expect better from the Supreme Court,” said…
  • May 26

    Diverse Trio to 2d DCA

    Diverse Trio to 2d DCA
    Today's DJ has a number of appellate-related articles.Governor Chooses Diverse Trio to 2nd District Court of Appeal: Governor Brown's appellate selections would come to bench from diverse political stripes. The article calls Elwood Lui,…
  • May 22

    2d DCA Appointments!!!

    2d DCA Appointments!!!
    Governor Brown Appoints Three Justices to the Second District Court of AppealSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Elwood G. Lui to Division One, Lamar W. Baker to Division Five and John L. Segal…
Rank this Week: 855

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 27

    FIFA = Racketeering Enterprise?

    FIFA = Racketeering Enterprise?
    That's what the Eastern District of NY is alleging in this sweeping indictment against nine FIFA executives. The NY Times has this front page coverage: Swiss authorities conducted an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to…
  • May 26

    School's out!

    School's out!
    Summer is here and we've hit the home stretch on the school year, but these students have much bigger concerns.  From the Miami Herald:Caleb Fadet, who grew up in a working-class family in North Miami, seemed to be making all the right…
  • May 22

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."
    Lots of awesomeness there by Judge Bloom in this order, which starts this way:A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much. The Plaintiff in this…
Rank this Week: 110

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
  • May 26

    Supreme Court to hear Texas case involving redrawing of electoral district

    Supreme Court to hear Texas case involving redrawing of electoral district
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures. The…
  • May 10

    Poll: Many doubt court will rule fairly on health law case

    Poll: Many doubt court will rule fairly on health law case
    Members of the King v. Burwell plaintiffs’ legal team exit the Supreme Court building after arguments in Washington, March 4, 2015. A recent poll shows few Americans have faith in the Court’s ability to rule fairly on the case,…
  • 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…
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Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 933

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/
  • May 25

    Retroactivity & Reimbursement

    Retroactivity & Reimbursement
    Rathbone v. Corse, 2015 VT 73By Andrew DelaneyA derivative SSDI benefit—in this context meaning a social security payment to a child due to a parent’s disability—counts against a child-support obligation. There’s a…
  • May 24

    Speculation and Semantic

    Speculation and Semantic
    MacCormack v. MacCormack, 2015 VT 64By Amy DavisWhile I am counting this current blog as a constructive way to procrastinate (unlike watching Dexter for the fourth time), this will be the last of my witticisms and criticisms until post-bar…
  • May 24

    Income Imputation Issue

    Income Imputation Issue
    Patnode v. Urette, 2015 VT 70By Andrew DelaneyLong-distance relationships are never easy. Add a child to the mix and things can get exceedingly difficult. This is the third SCOV opinion in the five years since this one fizzled out (I almost…
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Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • May 22

    Supreme People’s Court releases big data on civil litigation in 2014

    Supreme People’s Court releases big data on civil litigation in 2014
    The Supreme People’s Court (Court) recently issued a report on civil litigation in the Chinese courts in 2014 with some big data and analysis. (The graphics in this blogpost are from the report.)  What are the trends relating…
  • May 17

    Senior Chinese judges speak out on preventing injustices in China’s criminal justice system

    Senior Chinese judges speak out on preventing injustices in China’s criminal justice system
    Although the Human Rights Watch report on the use of torture in the Chinese criminal justice system is capturing the attention of the media outside of China (and overshadowing a forthcoming report of an investigation done by the China…
  • May 11

    Medical malpractice law–a heads up from the Supreme People’s Court

    Medical malpractice law–a heads up from the Supreme People’s Court
    Medical malpractice law is the elephant in the room for those considering investing in China’s healthcare sector. In March, the Chinese government issued a large scale plan for reforming  medical institutions. Part of…
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Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • May 27

    Perda do mandato por troca de partido não se aplica a eleições majoritária

    Perda do mandato por troca de partido não se aplica a eleições majoritária
    O Plenário do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) decidiu, na sessão de julgamentos desta quarta-feira (27), que não se aplica aos cargos do sistema majoritário de eleição (prefeito, governador, senador e…
  • May 27

    Programa Artigo 5º aborda o feminicídio

    Programa Artigo 5º aborda o feminicídio
    Em 2015, o Brasil criou um mecanismo muito importante no combate à violência contra a mulher por razão de gênero: a Lei do Feminicídio. A cada uma hora e meia uma mulher é morta no Brasil por causas…
  • May 27

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quinta-feira (28)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quinta-feira (28)
    Revista Justiça O programa desta quinta-feira destaca os 70 anos da reinstalação da Justiça Eleitoral no Brasil. A data celebra o retorno das atividades da Justiça Eleitoral, interrompidas pelo governo de…
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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/
  • 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…
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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: 594

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,…
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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/
  • May 26

    2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules and Potential Changes in 2016

    2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules and Potential Changes in 2016
    Last month, the Supreme Court sent to Congress amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. These Amendments will become effective on December 1, 2015, absent Congressional action blocking the…
  • May 13

    After Merger, Claim May Be Continued As If Merger Did Not Occur

    After Merger, Claim May Be Continued As If Merger Did Not Occur
    In Fiorentino v BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP (5D13-3250), the Fifth District reversed the foreclosure judgment. However, in a footnote the court cited to section 607.1106(d), Florida Statutes. That statutory section is titled "effect of…
  • Apr 29

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Florida Ban on Judges Soliciting Campaign Contribution

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Florida Ban on Judges Soliciting Campaign Contribution
    Today, in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, the United States Supreme Court affirmed Florida Supreme Court's opinion upholding the Florida Bar's ban on judicial candidates soliciting campaign contribution. The opinion is broken into numerous…
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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: 4638

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: 2412

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: 862

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1852

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 565

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/
  • May 27

    EEOC must take conciliation seriously under Title VII

    EEOC must take conciliation seriously under Title VII
    This unanimous decision from the Supreme Court rules for the first time that courts may second-guess the EEOC's enforcement efforts in trying to resolve employment discrimination cases before they become lawsuits.The case is Mach Mining, LLC…
  • May 26

    Pro se inmate wins PLRA appeal

    Pro se inmate wins PLRA appeal
    Before they can bring lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of their prison conditions, including the use of excessive force by correction officers, inmates must file an internal grievance. That rule has exceptions. This case highlights…
  • May 21

    Social Security claimant recovers attorneys' fees under Equal Access to Justice Act

    Social Security claimant recovers attorneys' fees under Equal Access to Justice Act
    When people win their Social Security benefits before an administrative law judge, their lawyers can recover attorneys' fees if -- and only if -- the government's position in opposing the fees was not substantially justified. (This is…
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