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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Wisconsin Supreme Court, Splitting Equally, Upholds Protection of Indian Grave

    Wisconsin Supreme Court, Splitting Equally, Upholds Protection of Indian Grave
    In Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. v. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, (WI Sup. Ct., May 22, 2018), the Wisconsin Supreme Court  divided equally, 3-3, in a challenge to a concrete company that was seeking a permit to allow it to dig up…
  • May 21

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Says Existing Law Covers LGBT Discrimination

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Says Existing Law Covers LGBT Discrimination
    The Detroit Free Press reports that at its meeting today, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, by a vote of 5-0-1, agreed to expand its interpretation of the state's Larsen Civil Rights Act to cover discrimination based on sexual orientation…
  • May 18

    NOTE TO READERS: RELIGION CLAUSE WILL BE ON A PUBLICATION BREAK

    NOTE TO READERS: RELIGION CLAUSE WILL BE ON A PUBLICATION BREAK
    There will be sporadic or no postings on Religion Clause Blog between May 19 and June 4.  Look for Religion Clause to return with regular postings beginning June 5.
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • May 18

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality
    National treasure Harold Feld explains why the CRA really would be a means of restoring the net neutrality rule. Strangely, it appears some folks actually doubted this as a theoretical matter. Of course the House won’t likely vote to…
  • May 8

    Worse than Corruption

    Worse than Corruption
    I know people who think that the worst thing about the Trump administration is the corruption: the Trump family lining its pockets in various grifting ways, be it emoluments via hotel; deals in the shadow of official favor; multiple…
  • Apr 25

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)
    The year is young, but Katie Hill has set the bar, er, high, for unusual and arresting campaign ads. Ms. Hill is running for Congress in California’s 25th district. All I know about her besides what is on her issues … Continue…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
Rank this Week: 72

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
  • May 22

    Why Is ICE Detaining a Gay Man Fleeing Persecution?

    Why Is ICE Detaining a Gay Man Fleeing Persecution?
    The United States should be a refuge for people who are fleeing persecution. Jose "Ivan" Noe Nuñez Martinez is a 37-year old gay man who fled his native Mexico in 2001, when he was about 21 years old, because he feared for his…
  • May 22

    The Supreme Court Favors Forced Arbitration at the Expense of Workers’ Right

    The Supreme Court Favors Forced Arbitration at the Expense of Workers’ Right
    The ruling deals a blow to the collective power of workers seeking to challenge discriminatory practices and policies. The #MeToo movement has offered an important lesson on the collective power of voices joining together to take on…
  • May 22

    Trans and Non-Binary People Continue to Fight for Their Right to Exist in Public Space

    Trans and Non-Binary People Continue to Fight for Their Right to Exist in Public Space
    Anti-LGBT advocates are targeting transgender people’s right to participate safely and equally in public life. Kasandra Reddington has been a proud Montanan ever since her family moved to the state when she was 10 years old. She is a…
Rank this Week: 76

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
  • May 17

    The Cyptocurrency Gender Gap

    The Cyptocurrency Gender Gap
    Ms. Magazine has the details here.  I can’t say I’m surprised at the stats.  Apart from whether cryptocurrency is a good/bad investment (and maybe women have figured out what isn’t great about it….), there…
  • May 15

    Stop Treating Professional Cheerleaders (and Women in General) Like Property

    Stop Treating Professional Cheerleaders (and Women in General) Like Property
    Professional cheerleaders are in the news lately and this time it’s not for their horrifically low pay, which, supposedly, is being fixed across the NFL and NBA.  This time, it’s about the ridiculous rules that cheerleaders…
  • May 15

    Waldman on “The Preferred Preferences”

    Waldman on “The Preferred Preferences”
    Emily Gold Waldman (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article The Preferred Preferences, (forthcoming, 97 North Carolina Law Review (2018)).  Here is the abstract: In theory, customer preferences cannot justify discriminatory treatment by…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 103

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: 143

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: 189

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 262

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: 265

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/
  • 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,
  • Apr 17

    Ya Think?

    Ya Think?
    In fact, if the severity of the consequences counts when deciding the standard of review, shouldn’t we also take account of the fact that today’s civil laws regularly impose penalties far more severe than those found in many…
Rank this Week: 337

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/
  • May 14

    Will Robots Replace Lawyers?

    Will Robots Replace Lawyers?
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Over the past year, there’s been a lot of talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential, both negative and positive. Some…
  • May 9

    Round Up: Time-tracking Software, Legal Beach Reads, Artificial Intelligence, and More

    Round Up: Time-tracking Software, Legal Beach Reads, Artificial Intelligence, 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 Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and…
  • May 4

    ABA survey shows lawyers are more mobile than ever in 2018

    ABA survey shows lawyers are more mobile than ever in 2018
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA survey shows lawyers are more mobile than ever in 2018 The iPhone was released in 2007, and it revolutionized the way that we communicate…
Rank this Week: 365

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: 372

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

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

    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
  • May 18

    Breaking: Illinois Imposes Independent Monitor for Special Education For Chicago Public Schools #CPS #SpEd

    Breaking: Illinois Imposes Independent Monitor for Special Education For Chicago Public Schools #CPS #SpEd
    On Wednesday, the Illinois State Board of Education took the extraordinary step of imposing a special monitor to oversee special education for my alma matter, the Chicago Public Schools. The corrective action comes after an investigation that…
  • May 14

    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
Rank this Week: 423

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 500

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

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Rank this Week: 553

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say
    It may be getting easier for people with criminal records to find housing.In new guidance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tells landlords that turning down tenants or buyers based on their criminal records may violate the…
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID
    Authorities in Marseille were blasted for its plan to issue its homeless with ID cards featuring yellow triangles that detail their health issues. Although the initiative was aimed at making it easier for health workers to know what they were…
  • Jan 9

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
Rank this Week: 603

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: 626

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 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…
  • Apr 14

    NYPD Oral Psychological Interview

    NYPD Oral Psychological Interview
    Candidates for NYPD and Nassau County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies may not be aware that the oral psychological exam can be rough.  The examiner, most often a Psychologist, can use an aggressive questioning…
  • Mar 31

    NYPD Disqualification NOPD

    NYPD Disqualification NOPD
    The first notice you will receive when you are NYPD disqualified is a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD.  You will have 30 days to respond to this NOPD.  It is recommended that you consult with an attorney to protect your…
Rank this Week: 706

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • May 22

    Supreme Court Reverses NLRB, Rules Individual Arbitration Agreements Enforceable

    Supreme Court Reverses NLRB, Rules Individual Arbitration Agreements Enforceable
    The Supreme Court of the United States held today that arbitration agreements, which waive the right to proceed as part of a class or collective action, are enforceable in the employment context. In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Court held…
  • May 16

    Some Unions Planning for Impact of Big Decision on Fair Share Fee

    Some Unions Planning for Impact of Big Decision on Fair Share Fee
    It appears that a number of labor unions are planning for the potential negative impact of a big decision regarding fair share fees.  We have heard from several public sector clients who have been contacted directly, or who have had…
  • May 10

    The NLRB’s Joint Employer Standard, Part III? Part IV? Part V?

    The NLRB’s Joint Employer Standard, Part III? Part IV? Part V?
    For several years we have been providing updates on the Obama-era National Labor Relations Board’s rather employer-unfriendly joint employer standard.  We have yet another. We believe the final episode in this saga should be good…
Rank this Week: 709

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/
  • May 22

    Supreme Court endorses arbitration agreements that curtail FLSA collective action

    Supreme Court endorses arbitration agreements that curtail FLSA collective action
    The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that arbitration agreements can foreclose employees from bringing wage-and-hour collective actions. This means that employees who sign arbitration agreements upon commencing employment will have to proceed to…
  • May 17

    2d Circuit issues a rare victory for public employee whistleblower

    2d Circuit issues a rare victory for public employee whistleblower
    Ever since the Supreme Court in 2006 revised the legal standards governing when public employees engage in First Amendment speech, plaintiffs have had a difficult time winning their cases, as courts usually find that the plaintiff did not…
  • May 16

    Muslim plaintiffs can sue federal officers for religious discrimination

    Muslim plaintiffs can sue federal officers for religious discrimination
    This case has not received the attention it deserves. The Court of Appeals finds that two Muslims are allowed to sue federal officers for religious discrimination because the were placed on the "no fly list" after refusing to serve as…
Rank this Week: 746

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
Rank this Week: 791

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: 869

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 903

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: 940

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: 985

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: 1005

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: 1030

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: 1186

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: 1283

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • May 22

    Kisela v. Hughes: Another Predictable Supreme Court Excessive Force Qualified Immunity Decision

    Kisela v. Hughes: Another Predictable Supreme Court Excessive Force Qualified Immunity Decision
    Kisela v. Hughes The Supreme Court did it again. In  Kisela v. Hughes, 138 S. Ct. — (2018)(per curiam), handed down on April 2, 2018, it reached out per curiam to reverse the Ninth Circuit in an excessive force qualified immunity…
  • May 16

    Qualified Immunity, False Arrest and District of Columbia v. Wesby

    Qualified Immunity, False Arrest and District of Columbia v. Wesby
    District of Columbia v. Wesby The Court recently handed down District of Columbia v. Wesby, 2018 WL 491521 (S. Ct. 2018), involving §1983 Fourth Amendment claims against police officers and the District of Columbia arising out of the…
  • May 2

    Pleading, Iqbal and the Removal of Section 1983 Claims to Federal Court

    Pleading, Iqbal and the Removal of Section 1983 Claims to Federal Court
    Suppose a plaintiff decides to file his or her section 1983 complaint in state court, as permitted by the Supremacy Clause. Suppose further that the state court has a very pro-plaintiff pleading standard, which the plaintiff’s section…
Rank this Week: 1300

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: 1359

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

http://thewretchedoftheearth.blogspot.com
  • Mar 29

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 1520

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: 1591

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
  • May 15

    The Trump Administration’s “Rescission” Proposal: Cuts by Another Name

    The Trump Administration’s “Rescission” Proposal: Cuts by Another Name
    By Kate Walz and Andrea KovachBack during the fight over the Republican tax agenda, an ominous question loomed — after driving up federal deficits by $1.5 trillion to give massive tax cuts to huge corporations and our…
  • May 4

    The Trump Administration’s Attack on Affordable Housing: Higher Rents, More Poverty, Less…

    The Trump Administration’s Attack on Affordable Housing: Higher Rents, More Poverty, Less…
    The Trump Administration’s Attack on Affordable Housing: Higher Rents, More Poverty, Less OpportunityBy Marie Claire Tran-LeungHousing is a basic necessity for all.Not only does it provide a roof over one’s head, but it can…
  • Apr 30

    A Second Chance to Come Home

    A Second Chance to Come Home
    by Marie Claire Tran-LeungApril marks Second Chance Month — a crucial time to consider what must be done to ensure justice-involved individuals are able to successfully return to their communities and leave the criminal…
Rank this Week: 1627

Life, Law, Gender

Life, Law, Gender

Denise's musings about life in law school, transgender issues, and other odds and ends.

http://musingsonlifelawandgender.typepad.com/life_law_gender/
  • Jul 9

    Trans* & RadFem

    Trans* &amp; RadFem
    A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend and former law professor, Catharine MacKinnon. She was reaching out to me for my reactions because others had reached out to her about one or more incidents of violence...
  • Aug 14

    Ism's and Phobias, oh my

    Ism's and Phobias, oh my
  • Aug 10

    Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism

    Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism
    It's been a long time since I wrote a blog post.  And, I guess if I'm honest here, I'm not writing one now.  I don't know when, or if, I'll ever blog regularly again.  But, that's not the point of this post. 
Rank this Week: 1852

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: 1949

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 2016

New England School of Law OUTLaws

New England School of Law OUTLaws

News and information of interest for the New England School of Law OUTLaws, and other members and supporters of the GLBT law school community.

http://nesloutlaws.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    GLAD Internship

    GLAD Internship
    GLAD has just announced its spring internships. Information below.************************************************************JOB DESCRIPTION AND INFO ABOUT GLAD:
  • Oct 4

    Reproductive Technology Bar

    Reproductive Technology Bar
    Yikes. A proposed bill in the Indiana General Assembly would outright bar lesbians (and any women who can't prove their participation in church or faith-based activities, amont other requirements) from accessing reproductive technology, such…
  • Sep 17

    NJ Domestic Partner Law - Doesn't Cover Inheritance

    NJ Domestic Partner Law - Doesn't Cover Inheritance
    New Jersey's domestic partnership law, which took effect in July 2004, provides some of the legal rights of marriage to same sex couples who register. Included are hospital visitation, some state tax benefits, and some benefits to state…
Rank this Week: 2039

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Friedman & Houlding LLP.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Oct 28

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear
    Employers are obligated to act promptly when they learn about ongoing workplace sexual or racial harassment. When employers ignore workplace harassment, the public will find out. Media coverage is an important tool for exposing and fighting…
  • Jul 20

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant’s Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant’s Email
    Friedman & Houlding LLP routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer’s…
  • Jul 18

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court
    Friedman & Houlding LLP has a multi-disciplinary approach to civil rights advocacy. We believe civil rights have never been won solely or even primarily in court. Public struggle is protected activity under civil rights statutes and the…
Rank this Week: 2051

The Polar Digress

The Polar Digress

Covers feminism in Alaska, Alaskan and general family law policy, child and parent-raising, and the meaning of life.

http://thepolardigress.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    HuffPo's Divorce Section:

    HuffPo's Divorce Section:
    HuffPo's Divorce Section: No Room for Reason on Domestic Violence?
  • Mar 31

    2 Boy

    2 Boy
    2 Boys Found Dead; Mom Rips the Courts - March 31, 2009 - Illinois(Excerpts from the Chicago Tribune article:)
  • Dec 15

    Mad Magazine's "Clueless"

    Mad Magazine's "Clueless"
    Mad Magazine's "Clueless" Game
Rank this Week: 2093

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Musings about the law, especially recent decisions, proposed legislation, employment law, and legal angles on feminism and animal rights. By Piper Hoffman.

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!
    Choosing Childfree is my new blog about the decision whether to have kids. People who have chosen either way and those trying to make up their minds are all welcome. Please stop by! Tweet This Post
  • Aug 21

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt
    Proving that humans are somehow “better” than non-human animals is a priority for some, including philosophy professor Richard Polt.
  • Aug 7

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 2128

The Happy Feminist

The Happy Feminist

Thoughts of a 30-something, married, Unitarian, dog-loving attorney.

http://happyfeminist.typepad.com/happyfeminist/
  • Apr 11

    STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU

    STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU
    Obviously, it is still taking me some time to work out my blog-life balance. At the moment, I am on vacation in sunny Los Angeles for my annual visit to my grandmother. Last week was torture as I frantically tried to tie up numerous loose…
  • Apr 2

    POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?

    POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?
    People are wont to comment that women hold incredible power by virtue of our sexual desirability to men -- and that somehow we feminists just don't appreciate it or that we want to diminish that power.  This is a silly view.  One can…
  • Mar 30

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED
    OK, I am feeling frivolous and it's Friday afternoon.  What better to do than tear down some MSN relationship advice, an art form invented by Amanda Marcotte (the tearing down I mean)?  I am not going to do any fisking (I have to get back…
Rank this Week: 2132

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    New Book on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

    New Book on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
    Forthcoming book on the UNDRIP is available for pre-order at $185.00. It will be published by Oxford University Press on 22 April 2018. Subtitled, A Commentary, it is edited by Jessie Hohmann, Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary, University of London…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2177

Prop 8 on Trial

Prop 8 on Trial

Covers the same-sex marriage trial. By Berkeley law students.

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September.
Rank this Week: 2238