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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 19

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)
    Marcy Wheeler is very smart. And while she’s not giving to mincing words, she is also not a wild-eye conspiracist. So I sat up when I saw Meanwhile, Over In Turkey . . ., her blog post on Secretary of … Continue reading…
  • Feb 14

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type
    Many of us predicted long ago that the future of journalism was online micropayments – pay fractions of a cent an article instead of being bombarded with ads. What we didn’t see coming was this strategy by Salon: if you ……
  • Feb 7

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy
    At UM’s Data Privacy Day event I made 10 suggestions about what you can do to protect your e-privacy and autonomy.  Here they are: Trust cyber-civil liberties NGOs like EFF to recommend things to use and to do. If you ……
Rank this Week: 11

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: 29

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: 33

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
  • Feb 21

    6 South Carolina Legislators Want Same-Sex Marriages to Be Called 'Parody Marriages'

    6 South Carolina Legislators Want Same-Sex Marriages to Be Called 'Parody Marriages'
    Same-sex marriage is a product of the secular humanist religion and thus unconstitutional, bill's sponsors say. Sometimes legislators do something so discriminatory and full of hate that it’s hard to believe someone isn’t trying…
  • Feb 21

    Debt Collection Companies Have Hijacked the Justice System

    Debt Collection Companies Have Hijacked the Justice System
    People who can’t afford to pay bills face arrest and jailing because of powerful money-hungry debt collectors. Denise Zencka, a mother of three in Indiana, had to file for bankruptcy because she couldn’t afford to repay her…
  • Feb 16

    Where Does #MeToo Start?

    Where Does #MeToo Start?
    How sex stereotypes in schools perpetuate sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond. Reckoning with the prevalence of sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the wake of #MeToo has prompted many to reexamine the conditions that…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Feb 21

    It’s now easier for trans people to update birth certificates in Russia than in many U.S. state

    It’s now easier for trans people to update birth certificates in Russia than in many U.S. state
    ThinkProgress (Jan. 25, 2018): It’s now easier for trans people to update birth certificates in Russia than in many U.S. states, by Zack Ford: Last month, Russia established new procedures to allow transgender persons to obtain…
  • Feb 16

    Young Women Alarmed by Falling Fertility Rate

    Young Women Alarmed by Falling Fertility Rate
    New York Times (Feb. 13, 2018): American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want, by Lyman Stone: Fertility rates in the United States have fallen below the replacement rate, and are beginning to diverge substantially from what women…
  • Feb 15

    Maine’s Top Court Considers State Abortion Funding

    Maine’s Top Court Considers State Abortion Funding
    (Feb. 5, 2018) Maine's high court to decide if state, through MaineCare, must pay for abortions, by Eric Russell: The Maine Supreme Court earlier this month agreed to take up a case filed by the ACLU of Maine in November...
Rank this Week: 86

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Rev. Billy Graham Dies At Age 99

    Rev. Billy Graham Dies At Age 99
    The New York Times chronicling his life, reports this morning:The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the…
  • Feb 21

    Suit Challenges Ban On Lesbian Foster Parents In Federally Funded Refugee Program

    Suit Challenges Ban On Lesbian Foster Parents In Federally Funded Refugee Program
    A lawsuit was filed yesterday against the federal government and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops challenging discrimination against same-sex couples in administration of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program and the Unaccompanied…
  • Feb 21

    Injunction Against Serving As Temple Director Upheld

    Injunction Against Serving As Temple Director Upheld
    In Sikh Temple Turlock, California v. Chahal, (CA App, Feb 20, 2018), a California state appeals court upheld the trial court's resolution of a governance dispute between two factions in a Sikh Temple.  As described by the…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Feb 18

    Trump Goes All Captain Queeg

    Trump Goes All Captain Queeg
    "For god's sake, somebody tell him the mess boys ate the strawberries." -- Charles PierceIt is hard not to draw parallels to Nixon's unravelling in the waning days of Watergate, when Tricky Dick was drinking heavily, scribbling incessantly on…
  • Feb 16

    Who Said It: Mitt Or Groucho?

    Who Said It: Mitt Or Groucho?
    Mitt Romney has announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate in the State of Utah (it must be nice having residences in multiple states).  It is a sign of how degraded our politics have become that he is now…
  • Feb 15

    Republicans Have No Solutions To Gun Violence; They Are The Problem

    Republicans Have No Solutions To Gun Violence; They Are The Problem
    "[T]here are many reasons you might have for voting for candidates of one or the other party that have nothing to do with guns. But the fact is that one of our two parties has in recent years decided that it will stop any and all efforts to…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 291

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: 290

Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction
    On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment ( press summary here) in the Catt case marks a missed opportunity to protect the privacy rights of protestors and instead waves through the police’s runaway mass…
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 363

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: 370

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 365

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: 393

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: 479

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/
  • Feb 8

    Round Up: iPhone X Review, Cybersecurity, Legalweek, and more

    Round Up: iPhone X Review, Cybersecurity, Legalweek, 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's the first one -…
  • Feb 8

    iPhone health app data used in murder prosecution

    iPhone health app data used in murder prosecution
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** iPhone health app data used in murder prosecution If, like me, you’re a fan of the Netflix series, Black Mirror, then you’re well…
  • Jan 23

    Survey says: Law firms should invest in business development and technology

    Survey says: Law firms should invest in business development and technology
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Survey says: Law firms should invest in business development and technology Since the economic downturn in 2008, law firms of all sizes have…
Rank this Week: 592

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: 560

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/
  • Feb 21

    Human Rights Funding

    Human Rights Funding
    Ben and Jerry's Foundation is seeking proposals for social justice and economic justice projects. Pre-proposals are due on April 18, 2018. One year grants of up to $25,000.00 will be awarded to organizations that promote social justice,…
  • Feb 20

    Pozen Center for Human Rights Seeks Director of HR Practice

    Pozen Center for Human Rights Seeks Director of HR Practice
    The Pozen Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago is seeking a director for Human Rights Practice. The position is a three year one. The director is expected to led graduate and undergraduate students in developing solutions…
  • Feb 19

    Women's Right to Choose: Hijab

    Women's Right to Choose: Hijab
    Macy's announced its decision to sell hijab. Hijab are just one product in the Verona line, which is intended to offer modest clothing with Muslim women as the primary target consumers. The decision is not without controversy. The usual…
Rank this Week: 654

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

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

    We Win Another Award #best blog

    We Win Another Award #best blog
    We were recently honored again. This blog has been named the third best education blog by Feedspot. We appreciate the honor.You can study the entire list of the thirty best education blogs here. The list has links to other blogs that you may…
  • Feb 19

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    As we begin 2018, what will be the biggest issue in special education law? #hot button ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Feb 15

    OCR Publishes Searchable Directory of Schools With Pending Complaints #discrimination

    OCR Publishes Searchable Directory of Schools With Pending Complaints #discrimination
    The Office For Civil Rights of the federal Department of education has published a searchable database of schools that have had a complaint pending against them under §504, one of the federal anti-discrimination laws. The directory lists…
Rank this Week: 741

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
  • Feb 20

    Funny/Not Funny Parody of Non-Disclosure Agreement in Sexual Harassment Case

    Funny/Not Funny Parody of Non-Disclosure Agreement in Sexual Harassment Case
    Feminist law prof Yxta Maya Murray (Loyola-LA) has published with the LA Review of Books a “Leaked Non-Disclosure Agreement Between [Name Redacted] and [Name Redacted] International.” Here is an excerpt: The Releasee understands…
  • Feb 20

    Are Female Babies Worth “Less” Than Male Babies?

    Are Female Babies Worth “Less” Than Male Babies?
    Lawrence Spizman (SUNY Oswego, Economics) has posted to SSRN a new paper Damages to a Child and the Fair Calculations Act. Here is the abstract: The Fair Calculations Act introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R.6417) and…
  • Feb 20

    Law Student Scholarship Opportunity – Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship

    Law Student Scholarship Opportunity – Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship
    The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community in Orange County and beyond. The Fund, which is…
Rank this Week: 722

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/
  • Jan 16

    Appealing a Civil Service Disqualification video

    Appealing a Civil Service Disqualification video
    Here is a link to my powerpoint video describing the NYPD disqualification, FDNY disqualification, Department of Correction and other disqualification process. Contact me by calling 516-248-3494 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com……
  • Dec 30

    What are the rights of disqualified NYPD Candidates?

    What are the rights of disqualified NYPD Candidates?
    DCAS is New York City’s personnel department.  DCAS has delegated the task of investigating applicants to the NYPD.  You can appeal your NYPD disqualification.  Applicants who are disqualified from appointment may…
  • Dec 13

    What are some of the reasons a candidate can receive an NYPD psych disqualification ?

    What are some of the reasons a candidate can receive an NYPD psych disqualification ?
    What can be expected in the NYPD psych testing process? The NYPD will give you a written exam consisting of hundreds of questions.  After the examination is scored you will be called to meet with a NYPD Psychological staff member for an…
Rank this Week: 945

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: 954

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: 847

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: 806

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
  • Feb 21

    Federal judge says Hollywood’s problem is sex (not age) discrimination

    Federal judge says Hollywood’s problem is sex (not age) discrimination
    A federal court judge has dismissed as unconstitutional a 2016 law that prevented the Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com) from posting the ages of actors upon request. The law was a desperate measure to combat overwhelming age discrimination…
  • Feb 20

    Will the EEOC Start Holding Feds Accountable for Gross Age Discrimination?

    Will the EEOC Start Holding Feds Accountable for Gross Age Discrimination?
    The EEOC has a new feature on its website called Faces of the ADEA that celebrates the stories of a half-dozen victims of age discrimination who were helped by the EEOC. In reality, the vast majority of age discrimination victims – tens…
  • Feb 1

    Age Discrimination is not a Priority for AARP (supposed “advocate for Americans 50+”)

    Age Discrimination is not a Priority for AARP (supposed “advocate for Americans 50+”)
    The AARP has informed the U.S. Office of Management and Budget of its priorities and ensuring that older workers achieve equal justice in the workplace is not one of them. In a Jan. 23 letter to the OMB, AARP CEO JoAnn C. Jenkins listed the…
Rank this Week: 1034

Lundgren & Johnson Blog

Lundgren & Johnson Blog

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

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

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

    Minnesota Supreme Court: A Pistol in a Center Console is “Carrying a Pistol”
    Yesterday, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an important decision of statewide significance. In State v. Prigge, the court was asked whether a person may be found guilty of carrying a pistol under the influence when the... Read more…
  • Jan 7

    Minnesota Expungement Law – State v. C.W.N.

    Minnesota Expungement Law – State v. C.W.N.
    Revisions to Minnesota’s expungement law continue to be interpreted by the courts.  On January 2, 2018, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a published decision interpreting sections of Minnesota’s expungement statute…
  • Dec 5

    Minnesota DWI Lawyer: Insights and Update

    Minnesota DWI Lawyer: Insights and Update
    Minnesota DWI Lawyer: Insights and Updates Minnesota DWI Lawyer David R. Lundgren details the changes made to Minnesota’s DWI laws by the legislature and offers his insight into a portion of the wide array of... Read more » The…
Rank this Week: 1010

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/
  • Feb 15

    Can I Request Wage Records from My Employer in Nevada?

    Can I Request Wage Records from My Employer in Nevada?
    Most employers give their employees a pay stub or some record of their wages and salary as they are paid. If this is not the case, or if you have misplaced or not kept what your employer has given you, then you can ask your employer to give…
  • Feb 15

    Can Employers in Nevada Cut Your Pay without Notice?

    Can Employers in Nevada Cut Your Pay without Notice?
    For a variety of reasons, an employer might want to decrease your wage, salary, or other compensation. An employer can legally reduce your pay, but they must first inform you in writing at least 7 days before any decrease. Keep in mind,…
  • Feb 2

    Do Nevada Employers Have to Give Breaks for Rest, Meals, and Sleep?

    Do Nevada Employers Have to Give Breaks for Rest, Meals, and Sleep?
    Nevada law requires employers to give breaks for rest, meals, and sleep in certain circumstances. This article describes when these breaks are required and to whom they apply. What Breaks Are Required for Rest? Employees who work at least 3.5…
Rank this Week: 982

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: 1089

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 12

    California Settles Housing Discrimination Case Brought by Military Family

    California Settles Housing Discrimination Case Brought by Military Family
    As professional apartment management employees and property owners, we need to remember that governmental agencies (such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as state, city, and/or county anti-discrimination…
  • Feb 6

    Medical Marijuana, Reasonable Accommodation Requests, and the Fair Housing Act

    Medical Marijuana, Reasonable Accommodation Requests, and the Fair Housing Act
    Each year it seems that a growing number of states approve the use of medical marijuana (and/or loosen restrictions on the use of marijuana more generally). To that end, professional apartment management will likely receive (if you have not…
  • Jan 26

    HUD Announces Grants of Over $37 Million To Combat Housing Discrimination

    HUD Announces Grants of Over $37 Million To Combat Housing Discrimination
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sent out a press release noting that it awarded over $37 million (yes, $37 million) to combat housing discrimination under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program…
Rank this Week: 1047

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/
Rank this Week: 1196

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/
  • Feb 6

    Pardon me?

    Pardon me?
    "Can my sins be pardoned?"That's the sort of question I suppose nearly all of us ask ourselves, or ought to, from time to time.  Obviously so for those who believe in an authority, a deity say, who rewards and punishes according to some…
  • Dec 14

    Because It Went So Well Here

    Because It Went So Well Here
    So they decided - narrowly, but astounding given the place and the choice - that they'd rather not send the guy who yearns for the time of slavery, who thinks the amendments striking down slavery and allowing blacks and women to vote, who…
  • Dec 4

    These Are the Saddest of Possible Word

    These Are the Saddest of Possible Word
    From Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man:Cease then, nor Order imperfection name:Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.Know thy own point: this kind, this due degreeOf blindness, weakness, Heav'n bestows on thee.Submit.–In this, or any…
Rank this Week: 1163

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: 1130

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

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

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

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

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

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

    What if I can’t pay my tickets or fees and fines from criminal court?
    We know that homeless people get charged with a lot of small crimes. Examples include loitering, panhandling, obstructing the sidewalk, trespassing, and littering. Very often, the penalty for these minor crimes is a fine—either a ticket…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1060

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: 1204

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment--a man--filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone's Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on Complainant's gender…
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment–a man–filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone’s Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on…
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment–a man–filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone’s Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on…
Rank this Week: 1004

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

Covers China, law, social causes, and domestic and foreign policy.

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1326

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/
  • Feb 21

    Justice Thomas decries Supreme Court's refusal to hear 2d Amendment case

    Justice Thomas decries Supreme Court's refusal to hear 2d Amendment case
    The Second Amendment is front and center these days, as each mass shooting ignites further debate about the rights of gun owners and how society can stop the carnage. Yet, we forget that the Supreme Court only 10 years ago ruled for the first…
  • Feb 15

    Violence at municipal board meeting does not give plaintiff a false arrest claim

    Violence at municipal board meeting does not give plaintiff a false arrest claim
    Civic engagement is a good thing, until someone gets slapped in the face. Then it's a bad thing. In this case, plaintiff got arrested for hitting someone at a town meeting. Following his acquittal, he brought a false arrest lawsuit. The Court…
  • Feb 13

    State law malicious prosecution against private citizen claim goes to trial

    State law malicious prosecution against private citizen claim goes to trial
    I often write about federal false arrest and malicious prosecution claims, many of which are dismissed on motions for summary judgment because the legal standards give the police the benefit of the doubt on threshold issues like probable…
Rank this Week: 2032

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Feb 19

    “Swatting” and Section 1983: Some Very Preliminary Thought

    “Swatting” and Section 1983: Some Very Preliminary Thought
    Suppose, either as some sort of misguided prank or motivated by malice, an individual calls the police anonymously and informs them falsely that a man has killed his father and is holding other persons hostage at a particular address. Members…
  • Jan 31

    Free Speech, Universities and Campus Disruption

    Free Speech, Universities and Campus Disruption
    [This post is based on my presentation at a symposium on Free Speech and Campus Disruption held January 25, 2018, at Northwestern Law School. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Academic Engagement Network.] Two propositions I begin with…
  • Dec 4

    Cert Granted in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach: Section 1983 First Amendment Retaliatory Arrest Claims & Probable Cause

    Cert Granted in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach: Section 1983 First Amendment Retaliatory Arrest Claims &amp; Probable Cause
    Suppose a section 1983 plaintiff alleges that a city had him arrested in retaliation for the exercise of his First Amendment rights. He claims that he was arrested (although never prosecuted) at a city council meeting when he got up to speak…
Rank this Week: 1997

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: 1768

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

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

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

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon

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

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven

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

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Islip, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must be the…
Rank this Week: 1838

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/
  • Nov 13

    I Can’t Afford My Student Loan in MA

    I Can’t Afford My Student Loan in MA
    What to Do When You Cannot Pay Your Student Loan Student loans are sometimes a necessary means of helping individuals obtain a college degree. And the hope is that once you have the degree, you can get the job to help pay back those student…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1738

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 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…
Rank this Week: 1587

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: 2062

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1542

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1419

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: 1824