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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/
  • Sep 21

    Best News Story of the Week?

    Best News Story of the Week?
    Parrot mimics owner to make purchases using Amazon Echo The post Best News Story of the Week? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 20

    It’s That Bad

    It’s That Bad
    You know things are bad when a foreign head of state, even a former one, is mocking you like this: Then again, we already knew it was that bad. The post It’s That Bad appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 17

    I Hate Rerun

    I Hate Rerun
    I almost never watch a movie twice (except of course Groundhog Day). I generally hate re-runs. And so far this Maria show looks like an Irma rerun: The post I Hate Reruns appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Sep 22

    Breastfeeding Behind Bars: Do All Moms Deserve the Right?

    Breastfeeding Behind Bars: Do All Moms Deserve the Right?
    Huffington Post (Sept. 17, 2017): Breastfeeding Behind Bars: Do All Moms Deserve the Right?, by Kimberly Seals Allers 33-year-old Monique Hidalgo is mom to a 5-week old baby. Her child's father brings their infant to visit her on the…
  • Sep 21

    Chilean Court Upholds Right to Abortion

    Chilean Court Upholds Right to Abortion
    Tribunal Constitucional de Chile (Aug. 21, 2017): A Chilean court has upheld a law decriminalizing abortion in cases of rape, fatal fetal impairment, and when a woman's life is in danger. A group of conservative senators representing more…
  • Sep 14

    My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left

    My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left
    The Nation (September 13, 2017): My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left, by David M. Perry: An advocate for disability argues that the right to bodily autonomy can unite groups on the "left."...
Rank this Week: 38

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Lawsuit Challenges Adoption Agencies' Refusal To Place Children With Same-Sex Couple

    Lawsuit Challenges Adoption Agencies' Refusal To Place Children With Same-Sex Couple
    Today two same-sex couples and a Michigan taxpayer filed suit in a Michigan federal district court challenging the state's practice of contracting out foster-care and adoptive placement to social service agencies that apply religious criteria…
  • Sep 20

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Stymied In Effort To Issue Interpretive Opinion On Law's Coverage

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Stymied In Effort To Issue Interpretive Opinion On Law's Coverage
    In June, Equality Michigan wrote the Michigan Civil Rights Commission asking it to issue an interpretative statement finding that the ban on sex discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations in Michigan’s…
  • Sep 20

    7 U.S. Senators Write Netanyahu Over Jewish Pluralism In Israel

    7 U.S. Senators Write Netanyahu Over Jewish Pluralism In Israel
    As reported by JTA, on Monday seven U.S. senators (all of them Jewish) sent a letter (full text) to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing concern over Israeli governmental recognition of Orthodox Judaism over the more liberal…
Rank this Week: 41

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

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

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 53

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
Rank this Week: 75

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: 152

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: 183

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: 237

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: 296

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: 323

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/
  • Sep 21

    For DACA Volunteers - More On-Line DACA Training

    For DACA Volunteers - More On-Line DACA Training
    Prof. Anne Hornsby of the University of Alabama School of Law introduces us to a You Tube video designed to inform non-immigration lawyers to representation of young people struggling with DACA status. As Anne explains: "This video, featuring…
  • Sep 20

    Hiding in the Light: Disclosure and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right

    Hiding in the Light: Disclosure and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right
    Jena Martin of West Virginia College of Law has posted a fascinating new article titled Hiding in the Light: The Misuse of Disclosure to Advance the Business and Human Rights Agenda. Here's the abstract: "The aim of this article is...
  • Sep 19

    Silencing

    Silencing
    Silencing is a powerful tool of oppression. Creeping authoritarianism has reinvigorated silencing as punishment and a way to limit free speech. On September 11th, 24 of 28 University of North Carolina trustees voted to ban the UNC Chapel…
Rank this Week: 365

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Sep 11

    Free Speech and Fighting Word

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

    The Supreme Court Comments on the Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine

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

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

    Does the Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule Apply in Section 1983 Cases? The Circuits Answer No
    In Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), the Supreme Court held that the exclusionary rule–under which evidence obtained by law enforcement officers who engage in searches or seizures in violation of the Fourth Amendment may not ordinarily…
Rank this Week: 377

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Sep 22

    Dept Ed Rescinds Obama Title IX Procedures for Campus Sexual Assault

    Dept Ed Rescinds Obama Title IX Procedures for Campus Sexual Assault
    Today the Dept of Education rescinded the prior Title IX "Dear Colleague Letter" on handling claims of campus assault and issued its own letter. 2017 Dear Colleague Letter (Sept. 22, 2017) The purpose of this letter is to inform…
  • Sep 22

    New Book Podcast on Gender, Criminal Justice, and Jim Crow

    New Book Podcast on Gender, Criminal Justice, and Jim Crow
    Sarah Haley, "No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity" Recent popular and scholarly interest has highlighted the complex and brutal system of mass incarceration in the United States. Much of this…
  • Sep 22

    New Study Shows the Damaging Effects of Gender Norms Start Early

    New Study Shows the Damaging Effects of Gender Norms Start Early
    Gender Stereotypes are Destroying Girls, and They're Killing Boys It doesn't matter where in the world you live. Lessons about gender start early, and they have lifelong consequences. A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Healthfound many…
Rank this Week: 569

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 15

    DOJ Settles Familial Status Fair Housing Act Case for $95,000

    DOJ Settles Familial Status Fair Housing Act Case for $95,000
      Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it settled yet another Fair Housing Act (FHA) case, this time for a total of $95,000. In a case from Washington state, the owners/managers of three apartment buildings…
  • Sep 7

    Severe Weather and Apartment Management

    Severe Weather and Apartment Management
    Severe weather hit Texas a couple of weeks ago. And a new storm system is turning toward Florida as I write this post. Real life and real serious. While safety of our residents and employees remains paramount, it is a best professional…
  • Aug 29

    Fair Housing Act Advertising Checklist

    Fair Housing Act Advertising Checklist
      As an apartment management staff member, please know that advertising is absolutely a part of our Fair Housing Act (FHA) compliance efforts. Indeed, the FHA specifically has a section which confirms that it is against the law to…
Rank this Week: 579

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/
  • Sep 1

    A Different Harvey Descends On Houston

    A Different Harvey Descends On Houston
    In 2013, Matt Harvey emerged as one of the great young pitchers in baseball -- a dynamic force who appeared on his way to becoming one of the most exciting players in Met history. Every one of his starts was…
  • Aug 31

    An Open Letter To Senator Feinstein

    An Open Letter To Senator Feinstein
    Dear Senator Feinstein:I am outraged by your recent comments at a Commonwealth Club event in San Francisco urging patience for Donald Trump.  You note that it has only been eight months since he took office, and that we should wait…
  • Aug 29

    Principled Republicans Just Want A Kinder, Gentler White Christian Nation

    Principled Republicans Just Want A Kinder, Gentler White Christian Nation
    Don't get me wrong.  I welcome the condemnation of the malevolent orange shit-gibbon from many sides.  It is admirable that conservatives are (finally) speaking out about his mental and moral unfitness and against…
Rank this Week: 522

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

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

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Aug 16

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

    What if I can’t pay my tickets or fees and fines from criminal court?
    We know that homeless people get charged with a lot of small crimes. Examples include loitering, panhandling, obstructing the sidewalk, trespassing, and littering. Very often, the penalty for these minor crimes is a fine—either a ticket…
  • Oct 28

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

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

    Why do people get in trouble for feeding the homeless?

    Why do people get in trouble for feeding the homeless?
    One of the ways that police help to protect homeless people is to keep them from being victimized, in various ways, by dangerous handouts. Food handouts, for example, when they are not cooked or stored properly, can make recipients very…
Rank this Week: 557

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: 468

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: 567

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: 489

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: 503

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: 598

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
  • Sep 21

    Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Power

    Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Power
    Noa Ben-Asher (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article, Faith-Based Emergency Powers, forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law &  Gender. Here is the abstract: This Article explores an expanding phenomenon that it calls Faith-Based…
  • Sep 21

    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congre

    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congre
    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (Professor Emerita, University of New Mexico School of Law) is running for Congress! Her official campaign page is here.  The page includes the candidate’s views on a variety of issues including these:…
  • Sep 21

    CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belonging

    CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belonging
    Tanya Kennedy (Women’s Studies, Univ. of Maine at Farmington) has issued this call for papers/panelists for a conference on “The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation,” sponsored by the Temporal…
Rank this Week: 638

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 608

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: 591

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 644

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* & 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: 639

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: 645

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Sep 22

    Surrender as a strategy in ADA litigation.

    Surrender as a strategy in ADA litigation.
    The defendant in Johnson v. Patel, 2017 WL 3953949 (E.D. Cal. Sept. 8, 2017) used an increasingly common strategy to deal with an ADA lawsuit. He gave up.  Most lawyers would never recommend complete surrender as a…
  • Sep 11

    Dialing for Dollars – Ninth Circuit encourages abusive ADA litigation

    Dialing for Dollars – Ninth Circuit encourages abusive ADA litigation
    In Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center v. Hospitality Properties Trust, 2017 WL 3401319 (9th Circuit, August 9, 2017) the Ninth Circuit decided once again to make abusive serial ADA litigation as easy as possible, ignoring both the…
  • Sep 7

    ADA and the internet – you can be tagged for what your vendors do wrong.

    ADA and the internet – you can be tagged for what your vendors do wrong.
    Near the end of the decision in Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 2017 WL 2547242, at *3 (S.D. Fla. June 12, 2017) the trial court includes in its injunctive relief a requirement that  Winn-Dixie “require any third party…
Rank this Week: 926

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/
  • Sep 22

    Another Garcetti case bites the dust

    Another Garcetti case bites the dust
    It's been a while since I've seen a Second Circuit ruling on a First Amendment Garectti issue. Garcetti issues raise public employee speech retaliation issues. The plaintiff usually loses these cases because only a narrow band of public…
  • Sep 19

    Plaintiff unlawfully fired for signing unlawful confidentiality document

    Plaintiff unlawfully fired for signing unlawful confidentiality document
    In this case brought under the National Labor Relations Act, the employee wins his grievance because he was fired over his refusal to sign an unlawful employment document that prohibited him from discussing his salary with other employees.The…
  • Sep 18

    Drug search legal as probable cause did not dissipate

    Drug search legal as probable cause did not dissipate
    If you do not handle Fourth Amendment cases, you are probably unfamiliar with the notion that probable cause can "dissipate" over time. It can. This case -- a drug case out of Vermont -- raises that issue. The case is United States v. Pabon,…
Rank this Week: 791

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/
  • Sep 1

    Florida Court on judges and Facebook friend

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

    NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border

    NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border Since the election, border crossings have been subject to greater scrutiny by…
  • Jul 24

    Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firm

    Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firm
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firms Cloud computing - where electronic data is stored offsite on servers owned and…
Rank this Week: 808

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/
  • Sep 20

    Uber Faces Legal Battle Over Overtime Pay

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

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

    Week ending 9/1/17: McClain v. Board of Review
    Alan Schorr’s Case of The Week ending September 1, 2017 McClain v. Board of Review, 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS (App. Div. August 29, 2017) (unpublished) The unemployment “black hole” just closed a little more, thanks to an…
  • Aug 22

    Week Ending 8/18/17: EEOC v. Macy’

    Week Ending 8/18/17: EEOC v. Macy’
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending August 18, 2017 EEOC v. Macy's, Dkt. 17-cv-5959, filed August 16, 2017, Northern District of Illinois. This week, the EEOC had a flurry of activity including a $10.25 million…
Rank this Week: 1136

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 18

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim
    There is overwhelming evidence that federal courts for years have ignored and marginalized plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. Judge Richard A. Posner, one of the nation’s leading appellate judges, recently resigned from the…
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”
    Nice to see someone calling out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which frequently inserts itself into national litigation as a “friend of the court.” In reality, the Chamber is almost always an advocate for a dues paying corporate…
  • Sep 14

    Age Discrimination by Feds Violates U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Right

    Age Discrimination by Feds Violates U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Right
    It would seem to be patently illegal to accord lesser treatment to discrimination victims on the basis of age as opposed to race, sex, religion, color and national origin. Yet, this is the law of our land. The U.S. Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 1312

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    How will courts and hearing officers interpret Endrew F? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Sep 16

    Special Education Law - Part XIII #lawyer

    Special Education Law - Part XIII #lawyer
    This is another post in our ongoing series on the basics of special education law.  Please let us know how you are enjoying this series.  We feel that this is a good introduction for newbies and a good refresher for…
  • Sep 14

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool #WhereIsJG?

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool #WhereIsJG?
    ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 1407

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1080

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/
  • Aug 25

    No Winner

    No Winner
    There is so much about which to cry.CharlottesvilleBarcelonaSyria  We might quote Tacitus.They make a desolation and call it peace.It's easy to hate in response.Other things are hard.  Hard to draw strength and inspiration from the…
  • Jul 24

    The Nooses Tighten

    The Nooses Tighten
    As I type this, it is a little after 1 in the morning in Ohio.  In just under 9 hours, Ron Phillips will be killed at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.The killers will be a group of prison guards.  It's duty…
  • Jul 22

    And It's Wikipedia by a Noose

    And It's Wikipedia by a Noose
    They plan to kill TaiChin Preyor Thursday.It's not all that surprising.  We're talking Texas, after all.  And while executions are fewer these days than just a few years ago, well . . . .  We're talking Texas, after…
Rank this Week: 1079

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/blog
  • Aug 7

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

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

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

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

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

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.
    If Selip & Stylianou, LLP entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Selip & Stylianou, LLP had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Selip & Stylianou, LLP is suing…
Rank this Week: 1369

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: 1290

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: 1292

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1050

Maine LGBT Law

Maine LGBT Law

Covers legal issues and developments for Maine members of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, or Allies) community. By West End Legal, LLC.

http://www.mainelgbtlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    How to Change your Name in Maine

    How to Change your Name in Maine
    Here is what you need to know about how to change your name in Maine. This information is general and everyone’s situation is different. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer before beginning any legal action. File your name…
  • Jun 23

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document
    Maine Drivers License To change the gender marker on your Maine drivers license, you need to bring an original signed Gender Designation Form stating that you request your gender marker be changed to reflect your gender identity to your local…
  • Mar 26

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?
    Were you married in Maine or in another state and need to get divorced in Maine? Make sure that you have a lawyer who has experience with and knows about the different issues that are involved in same-sex marriages. There are a number of…
Rank this Week: 1035

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: 1320

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: 1197

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: 1280

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
  • Sep 21

    Healthcare Gains Under Attack — Again

    Healthcare Gains Under Attack — Again
    By Stephanie Altman and Stephani BeckerLast week, we heard more of what we already knew: the Affordable Care Act is working.As the Census Bureau relayed in its annual report on poverty, income, and health insurance, the uninsured…
  • Sep 20

    Historic Progress on Children’s Healthcare Is Under Threat

    Historic Progress on Children’s Healthcare Is Under Threat
    By Andrea KovachEvery child should have access to high-quality, affordable healthcare.It’s crucial to their healthy development, to their families’ financial well-being, and ultimately to our entire country’s long-term…
  • Sep 13

    Poverty Matters: Five Key Takeaways from the 2016 Census Data

    Poverty Matters: Five Key Takeaways from the 2016 Census Data
    By John BoumanYesterday the Census Bureau released its annual report on poverty, income, and healthcare in the United States. What do the numbers mean for people in poverty? For lawmakers? For advocates and activists fighting for…
Rank this Week: 2129

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    Lawyer Prepare! Challenge Suggestive Lineups.

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

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

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

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

    Most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals, that’s why we fight to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.
    I saw it again the other morning in court – a young kid whose lawyer was paying little more than lip service in protecting his right to a fair and speedy trial. The truth is most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals,…
Rank this Week: 1691