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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 20

    Saturday March on Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

    Saturday March on Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children
    There will be a march on the so-called Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children this Saturday afternoon. Here are the details I received in an email from a local organizing group: When: Saturday June 23 Time: 4pm Where: CORNER…
  • Jun 15

    Also Not the Onion

    Also Not the Onion
    Ford’s “Driverless” Food-Delivery Vehicles in Miami Aren’t Actually Driverless (New Times) “Research vehicles for our business pilots are designed to appear as self-driving, however, they are manually driven by…
  • Jun 5

    Got Me

    Got Me
    I added The Onion to my RSS feed a bit over a week ago. Since then there have been a couple headlines where I had to check just to make sure they were fakes, but I haven’t actually been caught … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 11

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
Rank this Week: 22

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jun 19

    Sinn Féin votes to change its abortion policy

    Sinn Féin votes to change its abortion policy
    BBC News (Jun. 16, 2018): Sinn Féin votes to change Northern Ireland abortion policy, by Jayne McCormack: Sinn Féin party delegates in Northern Ireland have voted to change the party's position on abortion at a conference in Belfast.…
  • Jun 18

    Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separation

    Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separation
    New York Times (Jun. 17, 2018): Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations, by Peter Baker: On Sunday, leading figures of both parties demanded that President Trump halt his administration’s practice of…
  • Jun 16

    The Unfinished Story of Roe v. Wade

    The Unfinished Story of Roe v. Wade
    June 16, 2018, The Unfinished Story of Roe v. Wade: Reva Siegel and Linda Greenhouse have a new article that tells the story of Roe v. Wade. According to the abstract: Roe . . . , filed in federal district...
Rank this Week: 38

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Jun 21

    Substandard Medical Care Is Killing People in U.S. Immigration Prison

    Substandard Medical Care Is Killing People in U.S. Immigration Prison
    Systemic failures demand urgent intervention. The avoidable tragedy of people dying in immigration prisons across the country is bad and getting worse. More people died in fiscal year 2017 than in any year since 2009.  There have been 75…
  • Jun 21

    Court Recognizes Threat Kobach Poses to Election Integrity

    Court Recognizes Threat Kobach Poses to Election Integrity
    The ruling striking down the Kansas voting law is not only a rebuke of Kobach's law, but of Kobach himself. A federal judge this week struck down Kansas’ severely restrictive voter registration regime, ruling that Kansas Secretary of…
  • Jun 21

    Despite Trump’s Order, for Many Families the Nightmare Is Just Beginning

    Despite Trump’s Order, for Many Families the Nightmare Is Just Beginning
    More than 2,300 children remain separated from their families, and Trump’s alternative is family detention. When President Trump signed his executive order on family separation on Wednesday, he proclaimed, “We are keeping…
Rank this Week: 59

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 84

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 136

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Judge Orders ICE To Stop Pressuring Iraqi Religious Minorities To Agree To Deportation

    Judge Orders ICE To Stop Pressuring Iraqi Religious Minorities To Agree To Deportation
    Last year, in exchange for Iraq being removed from President Trump's travel ban Executive Order, Iraq agreed to take back its nationals who are subject to deportation orders in the U.S.  Many of these are Chaldean Christians and members…
  • Jun 21

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Prevents Release of Grand Jury Report On Clergy Sex Abuse

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Prevents Release of Grand Jury Report On Clergy Sex Abuse
    Yesterday the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a brief 2-paragraph Order (full text) barring release of an extensive Grand Jury report detailing sexual abuse and misconduct by priests in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses. The report,…
  • Jun 21

    Father Sues Over Daycare's Policy That Disallowed Religious Jewelry

    Father Sues Over Daycare's Policy That Disallowed Religious Jewelry
    The New York Daily News reports on a lawsuit filed this week in a New York state trial court against a day care center over its policy barring students, for safety reasons, from wearing jewelry.  The school refused to allow Dmitriy…
Rank this Week: 162

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 21

    New Article: A Theory of Poverty: Legal Immobility

    New Article: A Theory of Poverty: Legal Immobility
    New article: Sarah Sternberg Greene, A Theory of Poverty: Legal Immobility, Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2018-25. Abstract below: The puzzle of why the cycle of…
  • Jun 21

    Panel on Immigrant Family Separation and Family Detention, Wash. D.C., June 25, 2018, 12-1 pm.

    Panel on Immigrant Family Separation and Family Detention, Wash. D.C., June 25, 2018, 12-1 pm.
    Panel on Immigrant Family Separation and Family Detention, Wash. D.C., June 25, 2018, 12-1 pm. Immigrant Family Separation Poster in PDF. Advertisement
  • Jun 21

    New Op-Ed: This is what homelessness looks like for my mom

    New Op-Ed: This is what homelessness looks like for my mom
    New Op-Ed: Melody Clark, This is what homelessness looks like for my mom, Curbed Seattle, April 17, 2018. Thousands of people are experiencing housing instability in Seattle — including those staying on couches and in cars.
Rank this Week: 239

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 221

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Jun 21

    Abubakar on “Gender Justice in Islamic Law”

    Abubakar on “Gender Justice in Islamic Law”
    Musa Usman Abubakar (Associate Professor in the Department of Islamic Law at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria) has published a new book, Gender Justice in Islamic Law (Hart 2018). Here is the publisher’s description: This book seeks to…
  • Jun 18

    Murray’s “Foul Paper” on Kozinski, “Draft of a Letter of Recommendation”

    Murray’s “Foul Paper” on Kozinski, “Draft of a Letter of Recommendation”
    Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola LA) has posted to SSRN her powerful essay Draft of a Letter of Recommendation to the Honorable Alex Kozinski, Which I Guess I’m Not Going to Send Now, 25 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 59 … Continue…
  • Jun 17

    CFP: University of Notre Dame Gender Studies/Int’l Girls Studies Assn Conference, Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2019

    CFP: University of Notre Dame Gender Studies/Int’l Girls Studies Assn Conference, Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2019
    From the FLP mailbox: The University of Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program is happy to announce its fifth biennial international conference, which will be held in conjunction with the second meeting of the International Girls Studies…
Rank this Week: 411

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Breaking: White House Plans To Merge Education and Labor Departments #Department of Education.

    Breaking: White House Plans To Merge Education and Labor Departments #Department of Education.
    The Trump administration plans to merge the federal departments of Education and Labor.  The proposal is part of a 132-page document outlining a broad restructuring of the federal government. The consolidation would…
  • Jun 18

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Now that the Endrew F decision by the Supreme Court has been around for a while, has it made any difference in the education of children with disabilities? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Jun 17

    Children With Disabilities and Absenteeism #school attendance

    Children With Disabilities and Absenteeism #school attendance
    The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has released a report on Students with Disabilities and Absenteeism. The brief provides information about chronic absenteeism and possible implications for students with disabilities when a…
Rank this Week: 952

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/
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court strikes down political clothing ban at polling place

    Supreme Court strikes down political clothing ban at polling place
    The Supreme Court holds that a Minnesota law that prohibits people from wearing political clothing in a polling place violates the First Amendment.The case is Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, decided on June 14. This issue is more…
  • Jun 19

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in disability discrimination case

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in disability discrimination case
    A state appellate court has reinstated a verdict in favor of a sightless woman who was forced to resign her health club membership after it rescinded an accommodation that allowed her to use exercise equipment.The case, Reveyoso v. Town…
  • Jun 13

    False arrest case should go to the jury

    False arrest case should go to the jury
    Many false arrests are dismissed before they reach the jury -- even before trial -- because the trial court finds the police had probable cause to arrest the plaintiff. That's what happened here. But the Court of Appeals reinstates the case…
Rank this Week: 433

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    May 6, 1986.  Warren, Ohio. …

    May 6, 1986.  Warren, Ohio.  Raymond and Doris Montgomery.  He 77, she 80.  Both dead.  Stabbed to death in their home.Later that day, Charles Lorraine confessed to killing and robbing the couple.  Then he went…
  • May 17

    What is truth, said jesting Pilate

    What is truth, said jesting Pilate
    Back in 2010, Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff had an op-ed about Kevin Cooper, a black man on death row in California for stabbing four people to death and leaving for dead a fifth who somehow survived and said the killing was done by 3…
  • May 10

    In Case You Hadn't Heard

    In Case You Hadn't Heard
    The war on crime and drugs did not fail.  It was a roaring success.Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the Gatlinburg LawEnforcement Training Conference, May 8, 2018And, by the way,
Rank this Week: 607

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 16

    This Is Not Normal: Democrats Must #Shut It Down

    This Is Not Normal: Democrats Must #Shut It Down
    The Democrats in Congress continue to go about the business of governing as a respectful minority party.  They express concern about the degradation of our politics, ask pointed questions at confirmation hearings of horrific nominees who…
  • Mar 30

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump
    Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax.  -- The Big LebowskiPassover is a celebration of the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt three thousand years ago. We've been telling and re-telling the…
  • Mar 29

    The Great Orange

    The Great Orange
    The Mets have made a lot of disastrous trades over their ignominious history.  Fans can cite the familiar litany that includes trading Nolan Ryan for a washed up Jim Fregosi; Amos Otis for a never-was Joe Foy and, of course,…
Rank this Week: 450

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 18

    When SLAPP meets Streisand

    When SLAPP meets Streisand
    A SLAPP lawsuit is one that is meant to discourage or intimidate critics.  From Wikipedia: A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening…
  • Nov 9

    Work to be done

    Work to be done
      Last night I watched the news with a sinking heart.  Because the signs were there.  The GOP chose its candidate, and the candidate they chose represents their values.  They tried to disclaim him,  but their actions…
  • Nov 2

    Happy birthday

    Happy birthday
    to Dr. John Raible.
Rank this Week: 580

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for holding over beyond the end of their term in the Town of Babylon, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means,…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Brookhaven, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Islip, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must be the…
Rank this Week: 932

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Milton Griffin QC launches Pride in Law

    Milton Griffin QC launches Pride in Law
    On Friday, Milton Griffin QC was the keynote speaker at the launch of Pride in Law, Australia's first LGBTIQ networking association. Here is his moving speech: <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> …
  • Nov 19

    Parliament will debate equal marriage laws ahead of referral to High Court: Pyne

    Parliament will debate equal marriage laws ahead of referral to High Court: Pyne
    The Leader of the House, Christopher Pyne, has made plain the Government's determination to amend the Marriage Act by Christmas: "The Australian people expect their Parliament to respect the clear mandate of themarriage survey and…
  • Nov 13

    James Patterson's proposed abolition of honeymoons for same sex couple

    James Patterson's proposed abolition of honeymoons for same sex couple
    Sometimes I wake up and wonder what rubbish I have to read that some Parliamentary draftsman has prepared which has then been passed by Parliament and is yet more red tape called legislation or regulation. This morning I woke up to read one…
Rank this Week: 774

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue
    In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the U.S. Supreme Court barred the sentence of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) for crimes committed by anyone under eighteen years of age. Grounded in the Cruel and Unusual…
  • Sep 2

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure
    New research highlights the importance of friends in determining whether returning prisoners will commit new crimes. A considerable body of prior research has demonstrated the importance of family relationships to the returning prisoner, but…
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
Rank this Week: 694

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Feb 9

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban
    /documents/17-35105.pdfThe Ninth Circuit's three-judge federal appeals panel unanimously refuses to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. The decision is here. The decision was not signed as usual but per curium. Among the…
  • Jan 26

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    Civil Forfeiture Considered
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
Rank this Week: 787

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 951

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t
    Dorothy Graves was homeless last year. She lived out of her 2001 GM Cavalier for four months, showering at friends’ houses, before she heard the Victoria Housing Authority could put a roof over her head. “I was ecstatic,”…
  • Jan 5

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t
    Dorothy Graves was homeless last year. She lived out of her 2001 GM Cavalier for four months, showering at friends’ houses, before she heard the Victoria Housing Authority could put a roof over her head. “I was ecstatic,”…
  • Nov 20

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 530

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 693

The Shout

The Shout

Covers wiretaps, privacy, copyright, and free speech. By Jennifer Granick.

http://www.granick.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Oct 30

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election
    GRANICK SLATE CARD NATIONAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 2012   Friends, Romans, Republicans:  
Rank this Week: 811

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 688

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jun 21

    Crowd Size Matters: Marching for Human Right

    Crowd Size Matters: Marching for Human Right
    New family separations MAY have ended at the border for now, but whole family detentions may be on the horizon, and meanwhile, hundreds of families remain separated with no clear plan for reuniting them. Family separation of this kind can...
  • Jun 20

    And Then They Came For Me...

    And Then They Came For Me...
    Enough outrage has been expressed individually and in print. Legislators agree that the practice of separating families at the border is horrendous but did not agree on legislation to stop it. Reports of the sounds of children's wails are…
  • Jun 19

    Yes, One Government Agency Speaks up for Families at the Border

    Yes, One Government Agency Speaks up for Families at the Border
    The U.S. Civil Rights Commission has had some ups and downs over the years. Appointees are political, but with six-year terms, their appointments extend beyond the next election. At times, the result has been a stalemated group, unable to…
Rank this Week: 2190

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

Covers economic security and opportunity, health care justice, housing justice and legal aid. By the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
  • Jun 21

    Stick a Fork in the House Farm Bill. The Senate Version Is Much Healthier

    Stick a Fork in the House Farm Bill. The Senate Version Is Much Healthier
    By Dan LesserToday the U.S. House of Representatives dealt low-wage workers, children, older adults, people with disabilities and others a blow with passage of the Farm Bill.The measure, which narrowly passed 213–211,…
  • Jun 17

    State-Level Advocacy Advances Justice and Opportunity in Illinoi

    State-Level Advocacy Advances Justice and Opportunity in Illinoi
    By Dan LesserThe stakes of state and local level advocacy have never been higher.Since assuming office, the Trump Administration and congressional Republicans have waged an all-out war on the living standards of tens of millions of…
  • Jun 5

    To Ensure School Safety, We Must End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    To Ensure School Safety, We Must End the School-to-Prison Pipeline
    By Michelle Mbekeani-WileyRecent mass shootings have thrust school safety to the forefront of our national discourse, yet we must be careful about how we respond to these pressing tragedies.Many have called for increased police presence in…
Rank this Week: 3534

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4554

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 21

    HUD Resolves Disability Discrimination FHA Case for $12,000

    HUD Resolves Disability Discrimination FHA Case for $12,000
    Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced settlement of a disability discrimination Fair Housing Act (FHA) case from San Francisco, CA.  A family filed a fair housing complaint asserting…
  • Jun 13

    Florida Man Violates Fair Housing Act and Related Statutes Concerning Religious Discrimination

    Florida Man Violates Fair Housing Act and Related Statutes Concerning Religious Discrimination
    A case with difficult facts from Florida involving the Fair Housing Act (FHA) as well as other civil rights laws made the news earlier this week. An immigrant from India (who is Muslim) entered into an agreement to buy a home in an upscale…
  • Jun 7

    HUD Approves Settlement of Nevada Assistance Animal Case for $6,000

    HUD Approves Settlement of Nevada Assistance Animal Case for $6,000
    Last month the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) approved a settlement agreement concluding an assistance animal Fair Housing Act (FHA) discrimination case from Nevada. An applicant submitted a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 1974

Ann Brown Legal

Ann Brown Legal

Covers personal injury and employment law including advice for employees and persons injured by others.

https://www.annbrownlegal.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    We Stand With The Children Separated From Their Parents and Here is How You Can Too!

    We Stand With The Children Separated From Their Parents and Here is How You Can Too!
    I have been watching the news, horrified with the rest of the country, watching as immigrant children are taken from their parents at the US Border. Regardless of your feelings about immigration laws and immigration reform, I think we can all…
  • Jun 12

    Most Common Child Injury Case

    Most Common Child Injury Case
    We believe children deserve to grow up in a safe environment, which gives them the freedom to grow and develop to their fullest potential. But sometimes accidents happen. Child injury claims exist to seek justice and to provide for a safer…
  • Jun 5

    Trucking Accidents: 5 Things You Should Know if You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident with Semi-Tractor Trailer

    Trucking Accidents: 5 Things You Should Know if You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident with Semi-Tractor Trailer
    The number of semi trucks on the road has been steadily increasing and along with it, an increase in the number of fatal crashes and crashes causing injuries involving semi trucks. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety…
Rank this Week: 1607

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
Rank this Week: 2188

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jun 18

    Asian-Americans, Older Americans Seek Non-Discriminatory College Admission

    Asian-Americans, Older Americans Seek Non-Discriminatory College Admission
    An assault on the concept of “diversity” in college admissions is underway, this time by Asian Americans and older Americans. A group called Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) recently filed a brief in U.S. District Court of…
  • Jun 16

    Science Group Asks Congress to Change Sexual Harassment Law

    Science Group Asks Congress to Change Sexual Harassment Law
    A study committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine is urging sate legislatures and Congress to pass new laws to better protect targets of sexual harassment from retaliation. In a recently released…
  • Jun 5

    Informal Option Proposed to Address Sexual Harassment in U.S. Judiciary

    Informal Option Proposed to Address Sexual Harassment in U.S. Judiciary
    A working group conceded this week that the federal judiciary’s policies for addressing complaints of sexual harassment and workplace abuse are inadequate. However, the Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group issued a report…
Rank this Week: 2099

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jun 18

    Quick Hits for the ADA and FHA – World Cup edition

    Quick Hits for the ADA and FHA – World Cup edition
    Those of you who are not binge watching the World Cup matches will be interested in what has been going on in the world of disability rights during the last few weeks. Here is our roundup of recent ADA and FHA decisions, some of which are…
  • Jun 12

    Website accessibility under the ADA – what do new standards mean?

    Website accessibility under the ADA – what do new standards mean?
    The latest iteration of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines became effective with the publication of version 2.1. on June 5, 2018.  The newest version adds an additional 17 success criteria for compliance with WCAG, 12 of which are…
  • Jun 6

    ADA Standing “when the truth don’t lie.”

    ADA Standing “when the truth don’t lie.”
    “‘What is truth?’ said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer.” These words from Francis Bacon’s famous essay on truth often seem to apply in the earliest part of an ADA lawsuit. Truth is…
Rank this Week: 1140

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Jun 15

    Round Up: Legal Beach Reads, Alternative Fees, Cybersecurity, And More

    Round Up: Legal Beach Reads, Alternative Fees, Cybersecurity, And More
    I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts…
  • Jun 14

    Maine Bar on use of social media evidence for litigation

    Maine Bar on use of social media evidence for litigation
    Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Maine Bar on use of social media evidence for litigation The phenomenon of social media has infiltrated all aspects of our lives, so it’s…
  • Jun 7

    North Carolina Bar considers requiring technology CLE credit

    North Carolina Bar considers requiring technology CLE credit
    Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** North Carolina Bar considers requiring technology CLE credits I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: technology is advancing at…
Rank this Week: 1488

Age Discrimination in Employment

Age Discrimination in Employment

An employment law blog that follows legal developments involving age discrimination in employment and advocates for equal rights for older workers. By Patricia G. Barnes.

http://agediscriminationinemployment.com
  • Jun 15

    Tension Between Diversity and Age Discrimination at HP

    Tension Between Diversity and Age Discrimination at HP
    So Antonio J. Lucio, the chief marketing and communications officer at HP Inc., was recently quoted by ABC news as stressing the importance of diversity in the workplace. He extols the benefits of hiring women and people of color. He does not…
  • Jun 13

    American Bar Assn Must Do More than Bemoan Senior Homelessness, Hunger

    American Bar Assn Must Do More than Bemoan Senior Homelessness, Hunger
    The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging has devoted the current issue of its journal, Bifocal, to the “graying” of hunger and homelessness in America. Unfortunately, the ABA ignores a major underlying reason for…
  • Jun 6

    Starbucks Denies Older Workers the Key to Employment

    Starbucks Denies Older Workers the Key to Employment
    It is ironic that Starbucks has gone to such extremes to apologize for denying a black person’s request for a key to use a restroom at an inner city Starbucks because he was not a paying customer. Ironic because Starbucks has…
Rank this Week: 1936

Piccolo Law Offices Blog

Piccolo Law Offices Blog

Covers Nevada law in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning, and family law.

https://piccololawoffices.com/blog/
  • Jun 11

    Do Nevada Employees Have to Be Paid for Travel and Training Time?

    Do Nevada Employees Have to Be Paid for Travel and Training Time?
    Nevada law requires employers to pay their employees for each hour the employee works. (See NRS 608.016). Regulations describe work time as “all time worked by the employee at the direction of the employer, including time worked by the…
  • Apr 26

    Why Does My Severance Agreement Have Provisions about 21 days and 7 days?

    Why Does My Severance Agreement Have Provisions about 21 days and 7 days?
    If your employer terminates you, or if you’re settling a lawsuit with your employer, then your employer will present you with a severance or settlement agreement. Often, these agreements will contain provisions that say you have 21 days…
  • Mar 23

    Can an Employer Force You to Retire Because of Your Age?

    Can an Employer Force You to Retire Because of Your Age?
    Some employers might believe that older workers automatically become less productive as they age or are otherwise unqualified for a position. For this reason, they might force employees to retire when they reach a certain age. In reality,…
Rank this Week: 1584

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 7

    Michigan Commission: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employment Prohibited

    Michigan Commission: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employment Prohibited
    The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has taken significant action to clarify that its state statute prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of sex (among other characteristics) extends to prohibit employment discrimination based…
  • May 3

    Minnesota Proposes Sweeping Change for Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Minnesota Proposes Sweeping Change for Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Last week, Minnesota legislators introduced a bill to amend the definition of sexual harassment under state law.  Indeed, this legislation has already received significant attention in the media throughout Minnesota.  And…
  • May 2

    NJ Becomes Tenth State to Mandate Paid Sick Leave

    NJ Becomes Tenth State to Mandate Paid Sick Leave
    Today, as expected, Governor Murphy signed into law the Paid Sick Leave Act.  The Paid Sick Leave law is effective October 29, 2018. The Law requires all New Jersey employers, regardless of size, to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick…
Rank this Week: 2498

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

Features questions and answers about how the law affects homeless life. By Linda Tashbook.

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Free Webinar on Homeless Data

    Free Webinar on Homeless Data
    Have you ever wanted to know about the federal compilation of data on homelessness? If so, log-in to a free webinar titled Homelessness in the United States, 2017: HUD’s Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. which will be…
  • Nov 17

    If I’m homeless and get a seasonal job what are my rights about pay and hours?

    If I’m homeless and get a seasonal job what are my rights about pay and hours?
    If you are hired to staff a holiday tree sale, a summer carnival, a pumpkin patch, a Halloween costume sale or any other “pop-up” seasonal business, you are entitled to the same Fair Labor Standards as permanent employees. You…
  • Aug 16

    What if I can’t pay my tickets or fees and fines from criminal court?

    What if I can’t pay my tickets or fees and fines from criminal court?
    We know that homeless people get charged with a lot of small crimes. Examples include loitering, panhandling, obstructing the sidewalk, trespassing, and littering. Very often, the penalty for these minor crimes is a fine—either a ticket…
Rank this Week: 4126

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • May 26

    New York City Civil Service Commission appeal

    New York City Civil Service Commission appeal
    If you are disqualified from a New York City job such as painter, electrician, computer specialist or other jobs you can appeal. Often your first appeal will be to the Committee on Manifest Errors- CME. If the CME denies your appeal your next…
  • May 26

    Get the facts  before you complete your APD5.

    Get the facts  before you complete your APD5.
    The best advice you can receive if you want to be an NYPD officer is to get your Certificates of Disposition from any arrests or summonses you may have received and your Lifetime Abstract from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles…
  • May 21

    NYC DCAS Job applicants need to enter tasks performed in job application

    NYC DCAS Job applicants need to enter tasks performed in job application
    New York City’s Department of Administrative Services writes, administers and grades Civil Service Exams. A Notice of Examination states the job requirements for a civil service title. A Civil Service job candidate when filling out the…
Rank this Week: 3719

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

https://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • May 24

    High Profile Sexual Harassment Cases May Represent a Legal Tipping Point

    High Profile Sexual Harassment Cases May Represent a Legal Tipping Point
    It seems as if every day there is another story of sexual harassment perpetrated by a celebrity or a politician. From the accounts about movie producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey to political heavyweights like Senator Al Franken…
  • May 4

    New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act Leads the Country in Pay Equality Law

    New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act Leads the Country in Pay Equality Law
    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) has long been praised as one of the nation’s strongest pieces of legislation when it comes to fighting workplace discrimination. Now a new law is taking NJLAD one step farther and…
  • May 1

    New Jersey Detective Files Lawsuit Accusing Prosecutor’s Office of Discrimination

    New Jersey Detective Files Lawsuit Accusing Prosecutor’s Office of Discrimination
    An 11-year veteran of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit against her superiors in federal court. She is accusing them of subjecting her to numerous acts of on-the-job discrimination that…
Rank this Week: 2476

Sherman Law News & Insights

Sherman Law News & Insights

Focuses on employment law, personal injury, construction law, real estate law, workers' compensation, civil rights and appeals.

http://www.johnshermanlaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    11 Ways to Identify Age Discrimination in the Workplace [+ FAQs]

    11 Ways to Identify Age Discrimination in the Workplace [+ FAQs]
      In 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was passed to protect people from age discrimination in the workplace. While this was a very positive step toward protecting workers’ rights, age discrimination and…
  • Jan 18

    Dangerous Driving Habits: How to Prevent Personal Injury Accident

    Dangerous Driving Habits: How to Prevent Personal Injury Accident
    Dangerous driving habits are a leading cause of personal injury accidents and deaths in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more than 32,000 people are killed and over two million are injured every year…
  • Jun 22

    Discrimination at Work: Why You Need to Act Fast

    Discrimination at Work: Why You Need to Act Fast
    In the case of Green v. Brennan, Marvin Green was a mailman experiencing racial discrimination at work in the form of threats, harassment and demeaning comments. After filing informal complaints against his employer, Green was subjected to…
Rank this Week: 1582

Lundgren & Johnson Blog

Lundgren & Johnson Blog

Educational legal blog written for the layman on criminal defense, personal injury, and civil rights topics.

https://lundgrenjohnson.com/blog/
  • May 15

    Minnesota’s Revenge Porn Law: A Restriction on Free Speech?

    Minnesota’s Revenge Porn Law: A Restriction on Free Speech?
    In 2016, Minnesota joined a majority of states in criminalizing the nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, otherwise known as “revenge porn.”  As we have written about here, Minnesota’s revenge porn law…
  • Mar 2

    Criminal Vehicular Homicide Charges: Part II

    Criminal Vehicular Homicide Charges: Part II
    In Lundgren & Johnson’s first article from the criminal vehicular operation series in October 2017, we discussed the eight categories of Minnesota criminal vehicular homicide (CVH) and criminal vehicular operation (CVO)…
  • Feb 15

    Minnesota Supreme Court: A Pistol in a Center Console is “Carrying a Pistol”

    Minnesota Supreme Court: A Pistol in a Center Console is “Carrying a Pistol”
    Yesterday, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an important decision of statewide significance. In State v. Prigge, the court was asked whether a person may be found guilty of carrying a pistol under the influence when the... Read more…
Rank this Week: 1815

Lawyer Blog on Civil and Human…

Lawyer Blog on Civil and Human Rights

Covers constitutional law, civil rights, and human rights. By Nexus Derechos Humanos.

https://www.humanrightslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1857

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • May 11

    A Will is presumed valid

    A Will is presumed valid
    A Will is presumed validIn any attack upon the validity of a Will, it is generally presumed that "the testator was of sound mind and competent when he executed the Will." Gellert v. Livingston, 5 N.J. 65, 71 (1950). If there is a…
  • Feb 14

    Not criminal harassment to publish rude flyers State v. Burkert

    Not criminal harassment to publish rude flyers State v. Burkert
    Not criminal harassment to publish rude flyersState v. Burkert(A-6-16) This case tests the limits to which a broadly worded harassment statute, N.J.S.A. 2C: 33-4(c), can criminalize speech. William Burkert and Gerald Halton were…
  • Dec 25

    New 2017 Expungement Law

    New 2017 Expungement Law
    New 2017 Expungement Law By Kenneth Vercammen      The Senate Judiciary Committee reports favorably and with committee amendments Senate Law No. 3307.     This law, as amended, would revise…
Rank this Week: 3640

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2929

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Idaho Self Defense Law Clarified – Stand Your Ground

    Idaho Self Defense Law Clarified – Stand Your Ground
    Idaho’s law protecting a person acting in self-defense gets clarified by the passage of Senate Bill 1313 – which goes into effect July 1st. The real impact is to consolidate and codify existing law to clearly protect the inherent…
  • Mar 8

    Federal Prisons Are A Terrible Place to Live and An Even Worse Place To Wait For Death!

    Federal Prisons Are A Terrible Place to Live and An Even Worse Place To Wait For Death!
    I just finished reading a news story in the NY Times titled “Frail, Old and Dying, but Their Only Way Out of Prison Is In A Coffin.” It follows reporting by The Marshall Project on the same topic. The bottom line, accurately told…
  • Feb 27

    Facing the opioid crisis? Prepare for battle.

    Facing the opioid crisis? Prepare for battle.
    I am at it again, trying to keep a nice young man from a great family out of prison. Again. He awaits his fate. Again. And he is not alone. So many of the people addicted to opiates cycle in and out of the drug and in and out of the justice…
Rank this Week: 4060