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Second Opinions

Second Opinions

Covers the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and its opinions. By Sanford Hausler.

http://secondopinions.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    No Common Law Right of Public Performance for Creators of Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    No Common Law Right of Public Performance for Creators of Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    A decision in Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc has come down.The plaintiff, which claim to own the rights to the recordings of "The Turtles," a well-known band with a string of hits in the 1960s, sued Sirius XM Radio, Inc.,…
  • Feb 14

    FMLA -- Obligation on Employer to Ask for Information to Determine whether Employee is Entitled to Relief

    FMLA -- Obligation on Employer to Ask for Information to Determine whether Employee is Entitled to Relief
    In Coutard v. Municipal Credit Union, the District Court dismissed a claim brought by an employee under the Family Medical Leave Act in which the employee claimed that the employer denied him leave to care for his grandfather.  The…
  • Jan 12

    Special Education Case -- "Clear Consensus"

    Special Education Case -- "Clear Consensus"
    The Second Circuit, in A.M. v. New York City Department of Education, held that where the school district developed an Individualized Education Program ("IEP") for an autistic child, that was against the clear consensus of the substance of…
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Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Feb 22

    February 22, 1932 – Birthdate of Edward M. Kennedy

    February 22, 1932 – Birthdate of Edward M. Kennedy
    On this day in history, Edward “Ted” Kennedy was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Ted Kennedy was the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. He was elected to the Senate when he was 30, and continued to work in…
  • Feb 20

    Book Review of “On China” by Henry Kissinger

    Book Review of “On China” by Henry Kissinger
    It’s a shame the neither the current U.S. President nor his advisors seem aware of Chinese history. It would help them understand the lack of wisdom in their precipitate policies. Chinese written history goes back more than 2500 years.…
  • Feb 18

    February 18, 1965 – Black Civil Rights Peaceful Protestor Beaten and Shot By Police in Alabama

    February 18, 1965 – Black Civil Rights Peaceful Protestor Beaten and Shot By Police in Alabama
    Jimmie Lee Jackson was a civil rights activist in Marion, Alabama, and a deacon in the Baptist church. Jackson had tried to register to vote in Alabama without success for four years. He was inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., who had come…
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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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Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain

Covers judicial news.

http://eminentdomain.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    It's Been Fun

    It's Been Fun
    I know that I've got a sizable collection of posts that start "I know I've been gone for a while," but I thought that I could squeeze one more into the pack. I know I've been gone for a while, but forces much stronger than Blogger.com are to…
  • Dec 6

    A Little More Complicated...

    A Little More Complicated...
    I had a chance to listen to the audio from the Boumediene v Bush case last night. I previously guessed that this would be a clear 5-4, Kennedy joins the liberals case. After the argument, I'm not so sure anymore. Kennedy was oddly quiet. …
  • Dec 5

    Clinton on the Supreme Court

    Clinton on the Supreme Court
    Scary title, isn't it? I'm using the word "on" in place of "talking about," so hopefully that should calm some fears. But wait. Don't relax just yet. Here's Senator Hillary Clinton talking about who she would appoint to the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 2396

A Criminal Waste of Space

A Criminal Waste of Space

An irreverant look at legal matters. By Justice William W. Bedsworth.

http://www.acriminalwasteofspace.com/journal_beds.asp
  • Nov 28

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  • Nov 5

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck
                        Well, it's official.  The retirement papers are filed, I've said goodbye to my colleagues, and turned in my ID card.  I may come back on assignment sometime, but basic...
  • Nov 5

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle
                             I think I've found my calling.                    &...
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INCourts

INCourts

Covers Indiana court decisions.

http://incourts.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like
    Just sending this along to see what it looks like in real life, as it were.
  • Jan 14

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit
    Oregon v. Ice was decided today. (Here at Cornell). 5-4 with a wacky split to say that juries do not need to find facts necessary to impose consecutive sentences. Roberts, Scalia, Souter, and Thomas were the four.
  • Nov 11

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court
    There are a lot of mediocre people in this country, and mediocrity should be represented on the Supreme Court.
Rank this Week: 2550

Seventh Circuit Blog

Seventh Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit7.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?
    United States v. Nitch, No. 05-2603 (February 21, 2007): Mr. Nitch received a sentence of 168 months, which was apparently within his calculated guidelines range, although the opinion does not state what that range was. In imposing sentence,…
  • Feb 13

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    Christopher Raygoza v. Don Hulick, No. 05-2340 (January 25, 2007): Mr. Raygoza was convicted of murder. The Seventh Circuit granted habeas corpus relief based on ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Feb 12

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury
    United States v. Adam Babul, No. 05-4538 (february 9, 2007): Mr. Babul aided applicants for truck driving licenses. In order to take advantage of the easier licensing procedures in Wisconsin, he helped his applicants create false claims of…
Rank this Week: 2631

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 2782

Mass Appeal!

Mass Appeal!

Covers appellate issues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Cameron.

http://www.mattcameronlaw.com/mass-appeal/
  • May 31

    Dumb… and DOMA

    Dumb… and DOMA
    A sampling of today’s headlines: (1) DOMA RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY FEDERAL APPEALS COURT
  • Dec 7

    There Is No Line

    There Is No Line
    If you like Mass Appeal, please be sure to check out  There Is No Line, my newest blogging venture. TINL intends to provide actual facts in response to actual arguments and assertions made by actual people—some of whom are merely misguided…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2
    This week’s cautionary tale in sloppy, reactionary lawmaking comes courtesy (as it so often does) of the Massachusetts legislature.
Rank this Week: 3132

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: 3190

Nomination Watch

Nomination Watch

Covers judges who support women's rights. By the National Women's Law Center.

http://www.nominationwatch.org/
  • May 4

    Update

    Update
    NominationWatch.org is currently on hiatus until major developments in nominations occur. In the meantime, please visitWomenstake.org, NWLC's multi-issue blog. Please continue to come to here for archival information and resources on…
  • Mar 23

    Can it be that employers aren’t discriminating against women when they don’t cover prescription contraceptives?

    Can it be that employers aren’t discriminating against women when they don’t cover prescription contraceptives?
    In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces Title VII, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in employment, ruled that an employer that does not cover prescription contraceptives in…
  • Feb 27

    A Supreme Court decision protecting rights reverberates . . .

    A Supreme Court decision protecting rights reverberates . . .
    In Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education, in which the National Women’s Law Center represented plaintiff Roderick Jackson, the Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that individuals are protected under Title IX if they are retaliated against for…
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Judge Tom Talks

Judge Tom Talks

Review of Oklahoma workers' compensation cases, law, and current trends. By Tom Leonard.

http://judgetom.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table
    The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Act is repealed, and the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Code is adopted. Most of the old provisions have been retained, but the numbering is new and the subsections have been shuffled. For example §3…
  • Dec 13

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma
    If you are unfamiliar with the Oklahoma Policy Institute, go to its website and bookmark it, add it to you feed reader or follow it on Twitter.
  • Dec 6

    The Bunkhouse Rule

    The Bunkhouse Rule
    The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that a worker's injuries occurred within the course and scope of his employment where the migrant worker sustained a right ankle fracture when he fell on a wet sidewalk outside housing provided by his…
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Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3612

352nd District Court

352nd District Court

Features summaries of interesting and notable cases from the 352nd District Court of Texas. By Judge Bonnie Sudderth.

http://352nddistrictcourt.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: ”This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.” 
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: “This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.”  On…
  • Dec 11

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
Rank this Week: 3724

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Sep 25

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute
    Jacek Stramski | The Supreme Court recently clarified the antique firearm exception to Florida’s “felon-in-possession” statute. The exception excludes antique firearms from the general probition on possessing firearms by…
  • Sep 18

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden
    Jacek Stramski | The City of Miami Gardens will have to hold a second election for mayor after the Florida Supreme Court invalidated the election held on August 30, 2016. In Wright v. City of Miami Beach (SC16-1518), the Court
  • Jul 9

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?
    Jacek Stramski | On July 7, the Supreme Court of Florida considered what it means for a vehicle to be “involved in a crash” for purposes of section 316.027, Florida Statutes. Gaulden v. State (SC14-399). The Court concluded in a
Rank this Week: 3789

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
  • Oct 8

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?
    The following post is a reprint of a May 2, 2011 “Psychology Today” article written by Tyger Latham, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC.  He counsels individuals and couples, many of…
Rank this Week: 4254

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 4437

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Feb 15

    China’s #2 Circuit Court “Nine” & criminal petition

    China’s #2 Circuit Court “Nine” & criminal petition
    The nine presiding judges of the #2 Circuit Court are whom Chief Judge Hu Yunteng calls “The Nine.” It could be: 1) Judge Hu is a fan of the Jeffrey Toobin book on the (US) Supreme Court, which has a Chinese translation…
  • Feb 2

    Liaoning high court looks into labor issues in bankruptcy

    Liaoning high court looks into labor issues in bankruptcy
    While Zhou Qiang’s statements on  judicial independence, mistaken “Western” thinking, and separation of powers continue to be discussed inside and outside of China, others in the Chinese legal community face more…
  • Jan 26

    How Zhejiang courts support its economy

    How Zhejiang courts support its economy
    My apologies to blog followers for my absence.  I will address Zhou Qiang’s comments on judicial independence in a later blogpost, for which I want to do some more detailed research than is possible at this time. This blogpost will…
Rank this Week: 4510

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

Educational site for and about teens and the law. By retired juvenile judge Tom Jacobs.

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Feb 20

    For starters, make your voice heard*

    For starters, make your voice heard*
    Nona Hungate is a 15-year-old student in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her letter to the editor of the local newspaper* was published on February 12, 2017. It speaks for itself. Kudos to Nona for participating in our democracy and speaking out!! I…
  • Feb 11

    Anti-cyberbullying efforts underway in many countries in 2017

    Anti-cyberbullying efforts underway in many countries in 2017
    If you thought cyberbullying was unique to the U.S., you’d be wrong. Since www stands for the “world wide web,” the bullying goes on everywhere 24/7. Consider the following list of countries where efforts in 2016-2017…
  • Feb 8

    How can a President be impeached?

    How can a President be impeached?
    To impeach a public official is to charge that person with misconduct while in office. It can happen to both state and federal officials. When it comes to the President of the United States, the process is the responsibility…
Rank this Week: 4627

Valpo Law Blog

Valpo Law Blog

Covers recent cases and topics before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Authored by students at Valparaiso University Law School.

http://blogs.valpo.edu/law
  • Apr 8

    Legal Malpractice and Violations of Professional Rules Now Have Significant Bankruptcy Consequence

    Legal Malpractice and Violations of Professional Rules Now Have Significant Bankruptcy Consequence
    Azariah Jelks Juris Doctor Candidate, 2016 Valparaiso University Law Lawyers will now have more reasons to avoid committing malpractice. In Estate of Cora v. Jahrling, the Seventh Circuit held that a lawyer filing for bankruptcy could not…
  • Feb 28

    Even a Simple Contractual Mistake Can Lead to a Disastrous Outcome for Businesse

    Even a Simple Contractual Mistake Can Lead to a Disastrous Outcome for Businesse
    Elias Awaad Juris Doctor Candidate, 2016 Valparaiso University Law It is not uncommon for a business to rely on one manufacturer to provide them with a majority or a certain amount of one product to resell to the public. Often, these…
  • Feb 24

    Seventh Circuit’s Decision Discourages the Code of Silence

    Seventh Circuit’s Decision Discourages the Code of Silence
    By: Duke Truong J.D. Candidate, 2017 Valparaiso University School of Law Who can serve as witnesses in police brutality cases? On January 28, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals provided an answer with its decision in United…
Rank this Week: 5001