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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/
  • Jan 27

    New trial calendaring help (& 2 Moore)

    New trial calendaring help (& 2 Moore)
    Does "service of notice of entry of judgment by the party moving for new trial trigger the statutes' jurisdictional deadlines?" 2/3's Justice Kitching in today's published opinion here teaches that the answer is "no."Meanwhile, the 2015…
  • Jan 27

    DJ profiles 9th Cir.'s Paul Watford

    DJ profiles 9th Cir.'s Paul Watford
    "Known for his independence, Paul Watford is considered a contender for a U.S. Supreme Court seat." That's the title of today's DJ profile of Judge Watford, appointed to the 9th in 2012. "Jeffrey Toobin placed Watford, 47, on what he called…
  • Jan 26

    5th Dist. civil e-filing starts Feb. 17

    5th Dist. civil e-filing starts Feb. 17
    Mandatory e-Filing at Fifth Appellate District begins with civil filings in FebruaryAllows for 24 hour filing; self-represented litigants exempt; criminal and juvenile matters to follow laterFRESNO—Administrative Presiding Justice Brad…
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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/
  • Jan 28

    Warren Lee Hill executed

    Warren Lee Hill executed
    The 11th Circuit denied his last stay request (Hull & Marcus, with a dissent by Martin) and the Supreme Court also turned him down yesterday, leading Georgia to execute Warren Lee Hill.Here's the NY Times:The State of Georgia executed a…
  • Jan 27

    Surveillance nation

    Surveillance nation
    You are being watched and tracked all of the time. Do you care? From Fox:The Justice Department has acknowledged constructing a database to track the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S. in real time. The program, whose…
  • Jan 26

    Rare view inside the Supreme Court during protest

    Rare view inside the Supreme Court during protest
Rank this Week: 94

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
  • 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…
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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/
  • 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…
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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/
  • Jan 25

    Why the Supreme People’s Court is harnessing the NGO “genie”

    Why the Supreme People’s Court is harnessing the NGO “genie”
    Many China observers were surprised to learn that in early January, 2015, the Supreme People’s Court (Court) issued an interpretation on enabling civil society organizations to sue polluters on behalf of the public, when most…
  • Jan 18

    A new audience for US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts’ 2014 Year-end Report

    A new audience for US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts’ 2014 Year-end Report
    Chief Justice John Roberts of the US Supreme Court may be surprised to learn that (an edited and translated version of ) his year-end report (linked here), is being read by tens of thousands of Chinese judges and lawyers. The reason is a…
  • Jan 18

    Case law Chinese style–where is it going?

    Case law Chinese style–where is it going?
    On 6 January 2015, case law Chinese style (案例指导制度) made the headlines of the People’s Court Daily and the Supreme People’s Court’s (the Court’s) websites, because the Supreme…
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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
  • Jan 27

    Lojistas questionam lei paulista sobre proteção ao crédito

    Lojistas questionam lei paulista sobre proteção ao crédito
    A Confederação Nacional de Dirigentes Lojistas (CNDL) ajuizou Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI 5224) no Supremo Tribunal Federal contra a Lei estadual 16.659/2015, de São Paulo, que regulamenta o…
  • Jan 27

    Plenário Virtual reconhece repercussão geral em 48 processos em 2014

    Plenário Virtual reconhece repercussão geral em 48 processos em 2014
    Durante o ano de 2014, o Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) reconheceu a existência de repercussão geral em 48 processos relacionados a temas tributários, trabalhistas, eleitorais, penais e relativos a direitos sociais. A…
  • Jan 27

    Retrospectiva: veja o que foi notícia no STF em julho de 2014

    Retrospectiva: veja o que foi notícia no STF em julho de 2014
    Os ministros do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) concluíram os trabalhos do primeiro semestre do ano durante sessão plenária realizada no dia 1º de julho de 2014, última sessão presidida pelo ministro…
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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/
  • 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…
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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: 497

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/
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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: 1378

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…
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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/
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UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 391

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/
  • Jan 27

    Brutish coaching does not violate the Constitution

    Brutish coaching does not violate the Constitution
    The football coach was a brute, that's true. His players brought a federal lawsuit against him. The factual allegations are disturbing, but they do not establish a constitutional violation, so the case is dismissed.The case is Votta v.…
  • 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…
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