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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/
Rank this Week: 1334

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Apr 27

    News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal

    News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. HARI SREENIVASAN: And I’m Hari Sreenivasan. JUDY WOODRUFF: On the “NewsHour”s tonight: Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win…
  • Apr 27

    High Court weighs reach of bribery laws in McDonnell case

    High Court weighs reach of bribery laws in McDonnell case
    File photo of the Supreme Court by Al Drago/CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court could place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws used to prosecute elected officials as it takes up the public corruption case of former…
  • Apr 26

    Supreme Court sides with police officer in free speech case

    Supreme Court sides with police officer in free speech case
    In a 6-2 decision Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a New Jersey police detective who was demoted after other officers saw him carrying a campaign sign, appearing to take sides in a local mayoral race. In fact, the detective was…
Rank this Week: 225

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1102

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 28

    Challenging the Reliability of the Government’s Say-so

    Challenging the Reliability of the Government’s Say-so
    State v. Taylor, 2015 VT 104By Andrew Higley Nobody likes to lose his or her license. That’s why there are DUI attorneys. The facts here are pretty common of the typical DUI case in Vermont. Defendant was driving through the town…
  • Apr 28

    If The Name Doesn’t Fit, You Can't Collect the Debt

    If The Name Doesn’t Fit, You Can't Collect the Debt
    Unifund CCR Partners v. Zimmer, 2016 VT 33By Thomas M. KesterThis case concerns debt buying, and debt buying is like horse buying except with paper trails longer than horse tails. The present fact pattern happens every so often and, when it…
  • Apr 24

    Considering Condition

    Considering Condition
    State v. Lontine, 2016 VT 26 (mem.)By Andrew DelaneyThis is a single, specially-assigned-justice bail appeal. Mr. Lontine argues that the trial court failed to make findings supported by clear-and-convincing evidence that “his release…
Rank this Week: 915

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Apr 26

    Supreme People’s Court & 43 other central institutions commit to punishing judgment debtor

    Supreme People’s Court & 43 other central institutions commit to punishing judgment debtor
    For many years, one of major issues for the Chinese court system has been that enforcing a judgment is difficult (there is scholarship on whether that is in fact the case). Supreme People’s Court (SPC) Justice Liu Guixiang, however,…
  • Apr 16

    Accessing Chinese criminal law legal developments via Wechat

    Accessing Chinese criminal law legal developments via Wechat
    This brief blogpost supplements my earlier blogpost on legal Wechat public accounts.  Defender (辩护人), one of the leading criminal law Wechat public accounts recently published a list of the most widely read Wechat…
  • Apr 14

    Company Law interpretation improving minority shareholder rights issued for public comment

    Company Law interpretation improving minority shareholder rights issued for public comment
    You have less than one month to provide your views to the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and influence the SPC’s thinking on Company Law issues. The SPC is looking expand the rights that (minority) shareholders, creditors, and…
Rank this Week: 2916

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

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

    Ministro julga inviável trâmite de ação contra instrução normativa da ANS

    Ministro julga inviável trâmite de ação contra instrução normativa da ANS
    O ministro Marco Aurélio, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), negou seguimento (julgar inviável) à Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI) 5500, na qual a Confederação Nacional de…
  • Apr 29

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 29/4 20h30 - Iluminuras O escritor e teólogo Filipe Otoni, autor de “De fé em fé”, seu livro de estreia, é o primeiro convidado. Mineiro de Nanuque (MG), ele elege os escritores que mais…
  • Apr 29

    Decisão restabelece matrícula de imóveis no Tocantins em favor da União

    Decisão restabelece matrícula de imóveis no Tocantins em favor da União
    O ministro Teori Zavascki, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), julgou parcialmente procedente a Ação Cível Originária (ACO) 847 para determinar o restabelecimento, em nome da União, das matrículas de…
Rank this Week: 93

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 4

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…
    No, the headline isn’t a lead-in for an appellate lawyer joke. In all seriousness, I’m announcing my nomination to run for treasurer of the Austin Bar Association. This race will be contested, as one other candidate was also…
  • Jan 29

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?
    As a young attorney, others advised me that, barring conflicting Texas Supreme Court precedent, Texas intermediate-appellate court holdings constituted the law of Texas. Naturally, with 14 appellate districts covering the great expanse we…
  • Dec 15

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?
    It doesn’t come up very often. In fact, as I type this, a number of soon-to-be filers are frantically drafting their petitions, compiling their records, and perfecting their emergency motions in reaction to a recent ruling. Whether to…
Rank this Week: 4470

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: 496

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: 4471

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: 4557

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: 500

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: 591

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: 1180

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: 4442

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: 1010

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

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

    Supreme Court Holds Johnson Retroactive to Cases on Collateral Review

    Supreme Court Holds Johnson Retroactive to Cases on Collateral Review
    Justice Kennedy authored the 7-1 opinion for the Court in Welch v. United States, holding that Johnson applies retroactively to cases on collateral review:Under this [Teague] framework, the rule announced in Johnson is substantive.  By…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court Holds Guidelines Error Alone Should Suffice to Show Prejudice

    Supreme Court Holds Guidelines Error Alone Should Suffice to Show Prejudice
    The Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit in Molina-Martinez v. United States, No. 14-8913, maintaining the approach taken by the Third Circuit in reviewing Guidelines error.  In an opinion by Kennedy (joined by Roberts, Ginsburg, …
  • Apr 21

    Police Officer Acted as Mere "Listening Post" in Hospital

    Police Officer Acted as Mere "Listening Post" in Hospital
    Dellavecchia v. Secretary, PA DOC, No. 15-1833, decides a 6th Amendment right to counsel issue, which may come up in non-habeas contexts.  Judge Greenberg writes for a unanimous panel (joined by Jordan and Scirica). From the opinion:On…
Rank this Week: 1095

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 380

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: 2645

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/
  • Apr 29

    The best hearsay evidence of all-time surfaces in the Led Zeppelin plagiarism lawsuit

    The best hearsay evidence of all-time surfaces in the Led Zeppelin plagiarism lawsuit
    Hearsay is a legal concept that non-lawyers use all the time without understanding its meaning. Hearsay is another way to describe gossip, or second-hand information. That does define hearsay, but people may not realize that even explosive…
  • Apr 28

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in pregnancy discrimination appeal in 2d Circuit

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in pregnancy discrimination appeal in 2d Circuit
    Circuit Reinstates Pregnancy Bias Suit Against Ulster Jail Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal April 28, 2016  A new trial has been ordered for a corrections officer who alleged she suffered discrimination because…
  • Apr 26

    Preserve that testimony!

    Preserve that testimony!
    Reading a torts decision from Judge Calabresi is like watching George Brett taking batting practice. Judge Calabresi is a scholar of American torts law, and he does not write up a torts ruling with the sort of brief and conclusory holdings…
Rank this Week: 566