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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/
  • Oct 25

    Court blocks undocumented teen's abortion — for now

    Court blocks undocumented teen's abortion — for now
    USA Today (Oct. 20, 2017): Court blocks undocumented teen's abortion — for now, by Richard Wolf: A federal appeals court sought a compromise solution Friday in a dispute between a 17-year-old undocumented teenager who wants an abortion and…
  • Oct 22

    U.S. judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen

    U.S. judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen
    The Washington Post (Oct. 18, 2017): U.S. judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen, by Maria Sacchetti: Federal District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the U.S. government to allow an undocumented, pregnant minor…
  • Oct 16

    In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocate

    In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocate
    Devex (Oct. 3, 2017): In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocates, by Christin Roby: In West Africa, young people are receiving training from health professionals and becoming community-based family planning…
Rank this Week: 54

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    The Endrew F decision has been around for a while now, is it making a difference for children with disabilities? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Oct 16

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    How will courts and hearing officers interpret Endrew F? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Oct 10

    Special Education Law 101 - Part XV #Burden of Persuasion

    Special Education Law 101 - Part XV #Burden of Persuasion
    This is another in a periodic series on the nuts and bolts of special education law.  The series is intended as an overview of key concepts for beginners and a review for those readers who have been around the block.The citations for…
Rank this Week: 734

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Britain's Court of Appeal Invalidates Sex-Segregated Classes In Co-Ed Faith School

    Britain's Court of Appeal Invalidates Sex-Segregated Classes In Co-Ed Faith School
    In HM Chief Inspector of Education v. Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School, (EWCA, Oct. 13, 2017), the England and Wales Court of Appeal held that a Muslim school which admits both boys and girls, but for religious reasons…
  • Oct 23

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rex Ahdar, Is Freedom of Conscience Superior to Freedom of Religion?,(October 17, 2017).Teresa Stanton Collet, The Urgency of Restoring the Catholic (and Catholic) Nature of Higher Education, (Leisure and Labor Conference, Ignatius…
  • Oct 22

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Davis v. Heyns, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 20377 (6th Cir, Oct 16, 2017), the 6th Circuit affirmed dismissal of an Muslim inmate's complaint that the only religious diet he could receive was the vegan diet.In Cooper v. Bower, 2017…
Rank this Week: 56

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
Rank this Week: 224

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
  • Oct 22

    Senate Aging Committee asked to Investigate EEOC’s Inequitable Treatment of Age Discrimination Case

    Senate Aging Committee asked to Investigate EEOC’s Inequitable Treatment of Age Discrimination Case
    This blog has asked the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging to investigate the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for essentially discriminating against older workers in the adjudication of age discrimination complaints. The…
  • Oct 19

    Affirmative Action, Courtesy of the EEOC

    Affirmative Action, Courtesy of the EEOC
    It appears the EEOC’s appellate unit , and the EEOC, are engaged in an unofficial form of affirmative action that benefits young people at the expense of older workers. The EEOC in recent weeks ignored legal precedent and…
  • Oct 16

    Seriously? EEOC To Offer Training on a Respectful and Diverse Workplace

    Seriously? EEOC To Offer Training on a Respectful and Diverse Workplace
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has launched two new training programs for employers: Leading for Respect (for supervisors) and Respect in the Workplace (for all employees). This is ironic because  the EEOC so…
Rank this Week: 1526

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Oct 22

    The statute of limitations for FHA design/build cases – a guide for the perplexed.

    The statute of limitations for FHA design/build cases – a guide for the perplexed.
    The Fair Housing Act requires that private lawsuits brought under 42 U.S.C. §3613 be filed within two years “after the occurrence or the termination of an alleged discriminatory housing practice.” Courts are not in…
  • Oct 9

    Quick Hits – ADA news of note

    Quick Hits – ADA news of note
    It has been an eventful three weeks in the world of ADA and FHA litigation. Rather than picking and choosing among the various cases that deserve attention we’ve provided some quick analysis of the cases with immediate relevance to most…
  • Oct 8

    Personal injury and the ADA – is every violation per se negligence?

    Personal injury and the ADA – is every violation per se negligence?
    Reed v. W. Oil, Inc., 2017 WL 4236549 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 22, 2017) adds another jurisdiction to those which have considered the relationship between the ADA and common law negligence claims. We’ve blogged about this before*, and while…
Rank this Week: 740

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/
  • Oct 22

    Redress and Reparations: A Call for Paper

    Redress and Reparations: A Call for Paper
    Tulane (New Orleans) will host a March 16-17, 2018 international conference on "Regimes of Redress and Reparations, Transitional Justice, and the Rule of Law." The conference organizers are seeking scholarly contributions for this…
  • Oct 19

    Court Strikes Down Gender Segregation in UK School

    Court Strikes Down Gender Segregation in UK School
    Barrister Claire McCann writes in the Oxford Human Rights Hub about a recent United Kingdom Court of Appeal case concluding that sex segregation in education is discriminatory. According to McCann, "[i]n HM Chief Inspector of Education,…
  • Oct 18

    Before 5:00 am

    Before 5:00 am
    Jonathan Todres The shuttle to Logan airport picked me up at 4:40 am. I had given a presentation the day before and was returning home early in time to teach my afternoon class. If you haven’t been on the road...
Rank this Week: 564

The Law Offices of Todd D.…

The Law Offices of Todd D. Beauregard PC Blog

Legal blog relating to laws on divorce, personal injury , car accidents, immigration and business law.

http://toddbeauregardlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy in Massachusett

    Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy in Massachusett
    Bankruptcy can be quite complicated. In a nutshell, bankruptcy is a process wherein those with debt problems can discharge such debt, meaning that it is forgiven and the debtor does not owe any money to the government. Things can get a bit…
  • Mar 29

    Massachusetts Car Accident Injury Lawsuit FAQ

    Massachusetts Car Accident Injury Lawsuit FAQ
    What is My Car Accident Case Worth? Have you been injured in a car accident in the state of Massachusetts and want to know what your case is worth? The answer to your question isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. There are a variety…
  • Mar 23

    Workers Compensation FAQ’s in Massachusett

    Workers Compensation FAQ’s in Massachusett
    What Injuries Are Covered by Workers Compensation? In Massachusetts any injury that occurs during the course and scope of your work is covered. You are eligible if the injury occurred at your employer’s premises. You may also be…
Rank this Week: 982

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
Rank this Week: 328

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/
  • Oct 20

    Can My Employer Require Me Take A Lie Detector Test?

    Can My Employer Require Me Take A Lie Detector Test?
    You’re at work sitting at your desk, happily completing your latest project. Your relationship with your employer seems strong and, to your knowledge, everything is going great. Then you receive an e-mail from Human Resources asking you…
  • Oct 18

    What Can Make a Job Posting or Advertisement Discriminatory?

    What Can Make a Job Posting or Advertisement Discriminatory?
    When hiring, employers typically want to give preference to a person with particular characteristics or qualifications. In doing so, however, they need to avoid giving preference in a way that amounts to illegal discrimination. Which Types of…
  • Oct 17

    Can a Decision from an Unemployment Appeal Be Used in Another Case?

    Can a Decision from an Unemployment Appeal Be Used in Another Case?
    Sometimes clients hire me to do an unemployment appeal with the Nevada DETR and also have another claim against their employer, such as wrongful discharge, discrimination, or retaliation. At times, they assume they can use the referee’s…
Rank this Week: 767

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/
  • Oct 20

    A History of the Word "Ladies"

    A History of the Word "Ladies"
    Jessica Halem and Jen Manion, Why Do You Call Us Ladies? History, Gender and Manners in Public Life It seems as if the term ‘ladies’ has made a comeback in public life. No matter where we are — in a...<img…
  • Oct 18

    McDonald's Moms v. Organic Moms: Regulating Motherhood

    McDonald's Moms v. Organic Moms: Regulating Motherhood
    Kate Cairns, Josée Johnston & Merin Oleschuk, Calibrating Extremes: The Balancing Act of Maternal Foodwork When it comes to feeding children, mothers today must avoid the appearance of caring too little, or too much. Either extreme…
  • Oct 18

    32 Years of Equality Advocacy in Canada

    32 Years of Equality Advocacy in Canada
    Jena McGill & Daphne Gilbert, Of Promise and Peril: The Court and Equality Rights, 78 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 235 (2017) In this brief reflection, we look back on 32 years of equality advocacy and outcomes at the Supreme...<img…
Rank this Week: 979

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
  • Oct 20

    Living in Fear for Her Life

    Living in Fear for Her Life
    Transgender women like Zahara Green face targeted discrimination and extreme violence in prisons. I am a queer woman who has been incarcerated. I was arrested for tax evasion and mail fraud 20 years ago. I was tried, convicted, and…
  • Oct 20

    Attacks on Transgender Students Under the Guise of Privacy Will Not Stand

    Attacks on Transgender Students Under the Guise of Privacy Will Not Stand
    The attacks against transgender equality in schools are getting more and more outlandish. In June, the Frederick County school board in western Maryland passed and updated policies addressing discrimination, harassment, and bullying of…
  • Oct 20

    If You’re Boycotting Israel in This Texas Town, Then No Hurricane Relief for You

    If You’re Boycotting Israel in This Texas Town, Then No Hurricane Relief for You
    In Dickinson, Texas, opinions of Israel can determine eligibility for hurricane relief. If you’re a resident of a small Texas city and in need of hurricane recovery funds, you’ll have to certify that you’re not boycotting…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Oct 20

    These Are the Good Old Days?

    These Are the Good Old Days?
    Or will be if the gloomdogglers are right about the environment, This is not to downgrade the danger presented by global heating – on the contrary, it presents an existential threat. It is simply that I have come to realise ……
  • Oct 18

    Latvian ‘Ocean’

    Latvian ‘Ocean’
    My article Flood Control on the Information Ocean: Living With Anonymity, Digital Cash, and Distributed Databases has been translated into Latvian as “Plūdu kontroli par informāciju, kas okeānā: dzīvo ar…
  • Oct 12

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit
    The ACLU’s blog post is actually not over the top here: We’re Suing the Government for Violating the Rights of Passengers on Delta Airlines 1583 in Police-State Fashion. The full complaint in Amedei v. Duke is online. Some key…
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • Oct 20

    State Court of Appeals rejects expanded interpretation of New York City Human Rights Law

    State Court of Appeals rejects expanded interpretation of New York City Human Rights Law
    Every now and then the Second Circuit sends a case to the New York Court of Appeals to untangle a state law question. In this case, the Second Circuit asked the State's highest court to rule on whether the New York City Human Rights Law…
  • Oct 19

    Retaliation claim fails under Title VII

    Retaliation claim fails under Title VII
    In this retaliation case under Title VII, we learn once again what constitutes an adverse action under the civil rights laws. We also learn once again what constitutes the "oppositional" activity necessary to claim retaliation. Adverse…
  • Oct 18

    Hostile work environment claim fails -- not enough offensive comment

    Hostile work environment claim fails -- not enough offensive comment
    Plaintiff in this case says she suffered a hostile work environment because of her disability. The Second Circuit says she has no case even though she claims coworkers "constantly" made derogatory comments about her mental health.The case is…
Rank this Week: 508

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/
  • Oct 19

    Facebook Won't Let Me Post Thi

    Facebook Won't Let Me Post Thi
    Senator Leahy Can Go Fuck HimselfPatrick Leahy of Vermont is the longest serving Democratic Senator.  His liberal bona fides are beyond dispute.  Throughout his tenure he has personified decency, thoughtfulness and…
  • Oct 12

    Rebecca Solnit on Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton, and Blaming Women for the Acts of Men

    Rebecca Solnit on Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton, and Blaming Women for the Acts of Men
    Guest Post by Rebecca SolnitHarvey Weinstein is Hillary Clinton’s fault, we have learned from many sources. So is eczema and the Civil War and the fact that your child refuses to learn to tie shoelaces and sticks to Velcro shoes. The…
  • Oct 10

    That Boy Ain't Right

    That Boy Ain't Right
    In an emperor's new clothes moment for the GOP, Republican chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, stated that the White House has become “an adult day care center,” that "every single day at the White…
Rank this Week: 488

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/
  • Oct 18

    Mondays: Free Coffee & Breakfast in the Library Foyer, 8:30am – 10:30am

    Mondays: Free Coffee &amp; Breakfast in the Library Foyer, 8:30am &ndash; 10:30am
    Dear students: We hope all is going well during your first two months of school.  We will be kicking off our …Continue reading →
  • Oct 5

    OUTLaw Event on October 11th – 6pm

    OUTLaw Event on October 11th – 6pm
    In celebration of National Coming Out Day, OUTLaw at Albany Law School, with support from the Black Law Students Association …Continue reading →
  • Sep 22

    Why Law?

    Why Law?
    Dear prospective student: As law schools across the nation continue to manage rapid change, 12 deans have come together, with …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 818

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    Are We Part of the Problem? How #MeToo and Harvey Weinstein Shows Settling Out of Court Might Be Making Things Worse

    Are We Part of the Problem? How #MeToo and Harvey Weinstein Shows Settling Out of Court Might Be Making Things Worse
         In recent days, an online campaign designed to highlight the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment has spread across social media.  Frustrated by the number of women stepping forward with allegations of sexual…
  • Oct 17

    The Problem With Emoji

    The Problem With Emoji
    We may not all know the term emoji, but we have all seen them or used them. Emojis are small digital images or icons used to express an idea or emotion onine. The term is only a couple of decades old and derives from the Japanese words e, a…
  • Oct 5

    Make an Estate Plan, and Keep It Up to Date!

    Make an Estate Plan, and Keep It Up to Date!
    A recent survey shows that the majority of Americans do not have an estate plan – in the form of either a will or a living trust – in place. Among Americans 72 years old and above, 81 percent do have an estate plan, but 78 percent…
Rank this Week: 2907

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/
  • Oct 18

    Bitcoin and Blockchain 101 for lawyer

    Bitcoin and Blockchain 101 for lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Earlier this month, the Nebraska Ethics and Advisory Committee handed down Opinion 17-03, concluding that it was ethical for lawyers to accept…
  • Sep 1

    Florida Court on judges and Facebook friend

    Florida Court on judges and Facebook friend
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Florida Court on judges and Facebook friends Courts and ethics committees have been grappling with the issue of judges using social media for…
  • Aug 8

    NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border

    NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border Since the election, border crossings have been subject to greater scrutiny by…
Rank this Week: 1245

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Oct 17

    Is “Poise” a Qualification or a Subjective Assessment Prone to Bias?

    Is “Poise” a Qualification or a Subjective Assessment Prone to Bias?
    Qualifications normally are an  important consideration in discrimination cases. In recent weeks, however, the EEOC has ruled in two age discrimination cases that subjective assessments  outweigh objective qualifications. In both…
  • Oct 9

    Behavioral Design Algorithms Show Promise and Peril in Hiring

    Behavioral Design Algorithms Show Promise and Peril in Hiring
    A new technology has the potential to both reduce and exacerbate illegal bias in hiring. The New York Times has reported that two start-up hiring platforms, Applied and Pymetrics, have created algorithms using  artificial…
  • Sep 24

    EEOC Secrecy Rule Hides Procedural Irregularities and Gross Unfairne

    EEOC Secrecy Rule Hides Procedural Irregularities and Gross Unfairne
    A recent decision by the EEOC raises questions about whether the secrecy surrounding the EEOC’s handling of discrimination complaints hides serious procedural irregularities and basic unfairness. EEOC spokeswoman Kimberly Smith-Brown…
Rank this Week: 832

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: 731

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 13

    HUD Resolves Fair Housing Case Against the State of Maryland for $225,000

    HUD Resolves Fair Housing Case Against the State of Maryland for $225,000
    Pursuant to an agreement announced last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it resolved a discrimination complaint filed by local housing advocacy groups against Maryland’s Department of…
  • Oct 6

    Appellate Court Describes Elements of FHA Retaliation Claim

    Appellate Court Describes Elements of FHA Retaliation Claim
      In a case involving the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a new opinion which details the elements of a retaliation cause of action under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The…
  • Sep 26

    Bill To Amend the Fair Housing Act Introduced in Congre

    Bill To Amend the Fair Housing Act Introduced in Congre
      In an effort to strengthen protections in the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) against sexual harassment, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan introduced a bill earlier this month to further define sexual…
Rank this Week: 2487

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
  • Oct 12

    What Natural Disasters Reveal About Racism and Poverty

    What Natural Disasters Reveal About Racism and Poverty
    By Kate WalzMore than a decade ago, the federal government’s grossly indifferent response to the plight of low-income African-Americans during Hurricane Katrina laid bare how poverty, economic inequality, and racial injustice…
  • Oct 4

    The GOP House Budget: Cutting Opportunities for Low-Income Worker

    The GOP House Budget: Cutting Opportunities for Low-Income Worker
    By Wendy PollackHouse Republicans and President Trump have talked about work and jobs quite a lot lately. They have proposed attaching “work requirements” to various basic assistance programs. They have unveiled a tax agenda…
  • Sep 21

    Healthcare Gains Under Attack — Again

    Healthcare Gains Under Attack — Again
    By Stephanie Altman and Stephani BeckerLast week, we heard more of what we already knew: the Affordable Care Act is working.As the Census Bureau relayed in its annual report on poverty, income, and health insurance, the uninsured…
Rank this Week: 3931

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/
Rank this Week: 2958

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/
  • Oct 10

    International Bar Association conference presentation

    International Bar Association conference presentation
    Yesterday I presented to the International Bar Association conference about how Australia regulates surrogacy: <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false …
  • Sep 20

    Welcome to the maze of surrogacy parenting!

    Welcome to the maze of surrogacy parenting!
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  • Sep 15

    What the High Court has said about the "traditional" view of marriage

    What the High Court has said about the &quot;traditional&quot; view of marriage
    One of the arguments against equal marriage is the argument that to enable equal marriage is  therefore to vary from traditional marriage, and to invoke religion. Traditional marriage is said to be, of course, the union of one man and one…
Rank this Week: 1596

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 9

    Massachusetts Will Require Accommodations for Pregnant Employee

    Massachusetts Will Require Accommodations for Pregnant Employee
    As of April 1, 2018, employers in Massachusetts will be required to provide accommodations to pregnant employees. In July, the Governor signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that amends the Massachusetts’ general…
  • Sep 30

    Will California “Ban the Box”?

    Will California “Ban the Box”?
    The California Assembly has passed Assembly Bill 1008, which would affect employers’ abilities to make pre-hire and personnel decisions based on a person’s criminal history.  Governor Jerry Brown has until October 15,…
  • Sep 30

    Birmingham Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Discrimination

    Birmingham Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Discrimination
    Alabama never ceases to surprise. On September 26, 2017, the Birmingham City Council passed an ordinance that makes it a crime for any entity doing business in the city to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual…
Rank this Week: 629

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/
  • Oct 6

    Gender Discrimination in All Types of Settings – And It’s Illegal in All of Them

    Gender Discrimination in All Types of Settings – And It’s Illegal in All of Them
    In New Jersey and everywhere else in the United States, it is illegal to treat an employee differently based on their gender. It’s a requirement that policies and practices are the same for men as for women, and that includes issues of…
  • Sep 20

    Uber Faces Legal Battle Over Overtime Pay

    Uber Faces Legal Battle Over Overtime Pay
    One of the biggest vulnerabilities that a worker faces is the possibility that their employer might classify them as an independent contractor instead of an employee. Though there are certainly advantages to being an independent contractor if…
  • Sep 6

    Week ending 9/1/17: McClain v. Board of Review

    Week ending 9/1/17: McClain v. Board of Review
    Alan Schorr’s Case of The Week ending September 1, 2017 McClain v. Board of Review, 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS (App. Div. August 29, 2017) (unpublished) The unemployment “black hole” just closed a little more, thanks to an…
Rank this Week: 1320

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/
  • Sep 30

    Did Kellyanne Conway murder Melissa Trotter?

    Did Kellyanne Conway murder Melissa Trotter?
    It's been a while, years in fact, since I've written about Larry Swearingen who did not kill Melissa Trotter.  That's the same Larry Swearingen the good people of the State of Texas intend to kill on November 16 for the murder of Melissa…
  • Sep 28

    Selling a Cramped Originalism

    Selling a Cramped Originalism
    I make my living in the courts.  My job (and yes, I'm oversimplifying like crazy; live with it) is convincing judges* that they should do what I want them to do, decide the way I want them to decide.  Doesn't matter if I'm right.…
  • Sep 23

    The Innocence Commission and the Innocent Man

    The Innocence Commission and the Innocent Man
    October 1987.  Nine at night.  Hickory, North Carolina, an hour or so west of Charlotte, they called it Little Berlin.   Carrie Eliot, widowed just under a year, 69 years old, five foot nothing on a good day, widowed, living…
Rank this Week: 899

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar November 20

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning &amp; Probate Seminar November 20
    Woodbridge LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarNovember 20 at 7pm  Woodbridge Public Library1 George Frederick PlazaWoodbridge NJ 07095        WILLS & ESTATE…
  • Sep 15

    NJ BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY 2009

    NJ BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY 2009
    BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY INTRODUCTION Crimes motivated by hate and bias tend to erode the basic fabric of society. Bias incidents having a racial, religious, ethnic, sexual or gender component as well as crimes against…
  • Sep 15

    Justices Hear Arguments in Offensive Flyer…

    Justices Hear Arguments in Offensive Flyer FlapA state prosecutor asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to reinstate the criminal conviction of a corrections officer who added offensive comments to a co-worker's wedding photos and posted them as…
Rank this Week: 752

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Sep 21

    Lawyer Prepare! Challenge Suggestive Lineups.

    Lawyer Prepare! Challenge Suggestive Lineups.
    The Idaho Supreme Court once again points out the importance of challenging line-up identifications whenever the issue arises. Many people do not understand how common such evidence is, or how often jurors rely on the identification as the…
  • Sep 19

    “So how do I get my record expunged?” Here’s help.

    “So how do I get my record expunged?” Here’s help.
    We receive daily inquires regarding the expungement of convictions, dismissing convictions, and reducing felony judgments to misdemeanors. Here are the Idaho options for someone who has completed probation. I hope this post helps…
  • May 31

    Most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals, that’s why we fight to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.

    Most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals, that’s why we fight to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.
    I saw it again the other morning in court – a young kid whose lawyer was paying little more than lip service in protecting his right to a fair and speedy trial. The truth is most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals,…
Rank this Week: 1586

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 13

    10th Anniversary of the UNDRIP

    10th Anniversary of the UNDRIP
    Statement by the Chair of the UNPFII on the 10th Anniversary of the UNDRIP September 13, 2017 United Nations Headquarters, New York – Today marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of…
  • Apr 26

    16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 24 April - 5 May, 2017

    16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 24 April - 5 May, 2017
    The 16th Session of the UNPFII has opened in the United Nations in New York. The theme of the session is the "Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the…
  • Jan 29

    Dirtsong speaks about Aboriginal Australia with individual and collective truth

    Dirtsong speaks about Aboriginal Australia with individual and collective truth
    Vancouver Sun: STUART DERDEYN More from Stuart Derdeyn Published on: January 28, 2017 | Last Updated: January 28, 2017 7:12 AM PSTDirtsong (part of PuSh Festival) Feb. 4, 8 p.m. | Queen Elizabeth Theatre Tickets and info: $25-$45, at…
Rank this Week: 4106

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Sep 11

    Free Speech and Fighting Word

    Free Speech and Fighting Word
    This post answers three questions. 1. Are fighting words protected by the First Amendment? 2. If not, why not? 3. What are fighting words? Fighting words are not protected by the First Amendment The Supreme Court explained it this way in…
  • Aug 22

    The Supreme Court Comments on the Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine

    The Supreme Court Comments on the Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine
    I blogged about the intracorporate conspiracy doctrine on October 8, 2012, and that post should be read here for background: https://nahmodlaw.com/2012/10/08/section-1983-and-the-intracorporate-conspiracy-doctrine/. More recently, the Supreme…
  • Jul 18

    Does the Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule Apply in Section 1983 Cases? The Circuits Answer No

    Does the Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule Apply in Section 1983 Cases? The Circuits Answer No
    In Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), the Supreme Court held that the exclusionary rule–under which evidence obtained by law enforcement officers who engage in searches or seizures in violation of the Fourth Amendment may not ordinarily…
Rank this Week: 2085

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: 463

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

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

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 28

    How can I get my mail when I’m always moving around?

    How can I get my mail when I’m always moving around?
    There are mail forwarding business that provide transient people (often RV dwellers who are on the road rather than living in one RV community) with a street address.  The mail forwarding business will either scan the incoming mail…
  • Apr 17

    Why do people get in trouble for feeding the homeless?

    Why do people get in trouble for feeding the homeless?
    One of the ways that police help to protect homeless people is to keep them from being victimized, in various ways, by dangerous handouts. Food handouts, for example, when they are not cooked or stored properly, can make recipients very…
Rank this Week: 1650

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
  • Aug 7

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Zwicker &amp; Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.
    If Zwicker & Associates, P.C. entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Zwicker & Associates, P.C. had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Zwicker & Associates, P.C.…
  • Aug 6

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.
    If the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (e.g., “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-3,” “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-2,” etc.) entered a default judgment against you but you were never…
  • Aug 5

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Selip &amp; Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.
    If Selip & Stylianou, LLP entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Selip & Stylianou, LLP had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Selip & Stylianou, LLP is suing…
Rank this Week: 1093

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/
  • 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…
  • May 25

    11 Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

    11 Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law
    It is not surprising that unfortunate events can happen to unsuspecting people. A distracted driver could run a red light and total your car. A vicious dog could get loose and attack a jogger. Or a careless employee could leave a puddle of…
  • May 18

    What to Know Before Hiring a Construction Accident Attorney

    What to Know Before Hiring a Construction Accident Attorney
    You’re on a construction site and—almost out of nowhere—a large beam knocks you out, leaving you unconscious and in pain. You’ve suffered a head wound and broken your leg in the fall, causing you to stay off your feet…
Rank this Week: 1778

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/
  • Jun 16

    Article 78 for teaching license reinstatement denied

    Article 78 for teaching license reinstatement denied
    Petitioner retired while 3020a disciplinary charges were pending against him.  The Appellate Division Second Department held that the teacher was presumed to have known the Chancellor’s rule that you cannot have your license…
  • Jun 16

    Medical Appeals and Reinstatement Civil Service Law 71/72/73

    Medical Appeals and Reinstatement Civil Service Law 71/72/73
      To protect your job you may have to apply for reinstatement after being place on Section 72 leave.  You would need to fill out DCAS’s Medical Reinstatement form. Along with the form you may have to attach the relevant…
  • Jun 14

    Was revocation of Alcohol Counselor’s clearance because of old convictions proper?

    Was revocation of Alcohol Counselor’s clearance because of old convictions proper?
    This was the recently issue in an Article 78 suit brought of remedy a security clearance revocation for old criminal convictions.   The Court addressed the issue of whether an alcohol counselor was seeking “membership”…
Rank this Week: 834

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • May 28

    The Lumer Law Group

    The Lumer Law Group
    In September 2013, I co-founded Lumer & Neville, a small civil rights and criminal defense firm in New York City. We had some real successes and met all of my personal goals and targets. But life is is not static and things change. Which…
  • Jan 24

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice
    When he ran for mayor, Bill de Blasio made a point of talking about doing what was right and what was just. Based on these basic principles, our mayor-to-be promised to reform the NYPD's Stop and Frisk program and settle the Central Park Five…
  • Dec 6

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old
    Cook County Coroner's illustration of Laquan McDonald's wounds -- courtesy of the New RepublicWhen I began this blog, I was enthusiastic about the forum and set aside the energy and time to write. As the months passed, I have found it…
Rank this Week: 2654

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 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…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 2101

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 2208

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 1153

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 642

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
  • 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.
  • Feb 1

    The sweet taste of change

    The sweet taste of change
    This is the “Skipper Mix,” made by Haribo.  Except hopefully some of the faces will be removed after consumer complaints.  I can only hope.  Because how long does it fucking take anyway? Via Indian Country Today.
Rank this Week: 627

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Nov 8

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    I’m sad to say that this is my last post for the blog.  I started this blog together with my solo law practice.  But I am moving abroad soon and will be closing down my law practice as well.  So … Continue reading…
  • Jun 21

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose
    If freedom means anything it means the right to commit violence in another person’s name.  This is a lesson that’s been passed on from one generation to the next since the time this country was first founded.  And…
  • May 3

    My Commencement Speech

    My Commencement Speech
    It’s that time of the year again when universities call on dignitaries and luminaries to give commencement speeches to their students.  Most of these speeches will be rambling, pointless and sleep-inducing.  Others less…
Rank this Week: 1012

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: 137