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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jun 22

    [Eugene Volokh] ACLU's David Cole Responds About ACLU and the Freedom of Speech

    [Eugene Volokh] ACLU's David Cole Responds About ACLU and the Freedom of Speech
    I've been traveling with family, so I haven't been able to focus on many interesting stories in the news; one that I've heard about, but couldn't look into closely, involves Wendy Kaminer's (paywalled) Wall Street Journal article titled, "The…
  • Jun 22

    [John K. Ross] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision

    [John K. Ross] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision
    Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature from the Institute for Justice. Big news! This week, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert in Timbs v. Indiana, which will give the Court occasion to consider whether the Eighth…
  • Jun 22

    [Orin Kerr] First Thoughts on Carpenter v. United State

    [Orin Kerr] First Thoughts on Carpenter v. United State
    The Supreme Court has handed down its long-awaited decision in Carpenter v. United States. The opinion is only an hour old as I start to write this, but I wanted to offer some initial thoughts that I will also cross-post at Lawfare. I'll do…
Rank this Week: 7

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. v. Arctic Cat Inc. 17-1645 Issue: Whether a finding of willful infringement based on In re Seagate’s “should have been known” negligence…
  • Jun 22

    Symposium: The court begins to strike back at the administrative state

    Symposium: The court begins to strike back at the administrative state
    Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. He filed amicus briefs supporting the petitioner in Lucia v. SEC and the respondents in South Dakota v.…
  • Jun 22

    Afternoon round-up: Carpenter v. United State

    Afternoon round-up: Carpenter v. United State
    This morning the court issued a 5-4 opinion in Carpenter v. United States, ruling that the government generally can’t access historical cell-site location records without a warrant. Amy Howe cover the ruling for this blog; her…
Rank this Week: 9

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 20

    Saturday March on Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

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

    Also Not the Onion

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

    Got Me

    Got Me
    I added The Onion to my RSS feed a bit over a week ago. Since then there have been a couple headlines where I had to check just to make sure they were fakes, but I haven’t actually been caught … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 13

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Jun 23

    The ACLU’s Longstanding Commitment to Defending Speech We Hate

    The ACLU’s Longstanding Commitment to Defending Speech We Hate
    As we continue to defend those expressing offensive, harmful views, we also insist on our right to condemn those views. The ACLU, the nation’s oldest and largest civil liberties organization, has always had its share of critics. Many…
  • Jun 22

    The Tried-And-True Alternatives to Detaining Immigrant Familie

    The Tried-And-True Alternatives to Detaining Immigrant Familie
    Trump's order presents American with a false choice: Either tear children away from their parents, or jail entire families. With his hastily issued executive order on family separation on Wednesday, President Trump presented America with a…
  • Jun 21

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

    Substandard Medical Care Is Killing People in U.S. Immigration Prison
    Systemic failures demand urgent intervention. The avoidable tragedy of people dying in immigration prisons across the country is bad and getting worse. More people died in fiscal year 2017 than in any year since 2009.  There have been 75…
Rank this Week: 59

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    EEOC Wins Settlement On Behalf of Hebrew Pentecostal Employee

    EEOC Wins Settlement On Behalf of Hebrew Pentecostal Employee
    The EEOC announced on Wednesday that it has won a settlement in a religious discrimination lawsuit brought against J.C. Witherspoon, a South Carolina-based logging company. The company fired a Hebrew Pentecostal employee because he refused to…
  • Jun 22

    Religious Liberty Expert Nominated To Be Assistant Secretary of State For Human Right

    Religious Liberty Expert Nominated To Be Assistant Secretary of State For Human Right
    On Wednesday, President Trump announced  his intent to nominate Robert A. Destro to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.  Destro is Professor of Law and founding Director of the…
  • Jun 22

    5th Circuit: Title VII Exhaustion Requirement Is Not Jurisdictional

    5th Circuit: Title VII Exhaustion Requirement Is Not Jurisdictional
    In Davis v. Fort Bend County, (5th Cir., June 20, 2018), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the requirement that a person exhaust administrative remedies before bringing a Title VII action is not jurisdictional. It held that…
Rank this Week: 54

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 23

    Check it Out: SCOTUSblog Symposium on OT17 Separation of Powers and Admin Law Decision

    Check it Out: SCOTUSblog Symposium on OT17 Separation of Powers and Admin Law Decision
    Check out the on-line symposium at SCOTUSblog on the Term's separation-of-powers and administrative-law decisions, led by analysis of Thursday's Lucia (holding that SEC ALJs are "officers" under the Appointments Clause (and not…
  • Jun 22

    Court OKs Simultaneous Service on Different Military Court

    Court OKs Simultaneous Service on Different Military Court
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court ruled today in Ortiz v. United States that a military officer could serve on both the military Court of Criminal Appeals (as an inferior officer) and the Court of Military...
  • Jun 21

    Court OKs State Internet Sales Tax, Overturns "Physical Presence" Requirement

    Court OKs State Internet Sales Tax, Overturns "Physical Presence" Requirement
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today, in South Dakota v. Wayfair, upheld South Dakota's sales tax on out-of-state sellers against a Commerce Clause (or, more precisely, Dormant Commerce Clause) challenge. The…
Rank this Week: 120

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: 141

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 152

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 30

    M. Todd Henderson, "Lawyer CEOs"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Lawyer CEOs"
    Does legal education matter? In this lecture, Professor Todd Henderson presents some data on this question, using the behavior of corporate executives as an instrument. Looking at the 10% of large, public company CEOs who are lawyers, the…
  • Apr 10

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"
    The choice of new benchmark interest rate should be of special importance to practitioners as well as academics that study law and economics. As new alternative rates are being considered in the United States, this half day conference,…
  • Mar 28

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"
    With commentary by Professor Jonathan Masur John G. Malcolm oversees The Heritage Foundation’s work to increase understanding of the Constitution and the rule of law as director of the think tank’s Edwin Meese III Center for…
Rank this Week: 244

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 217

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 23

    Homey Don’t Play That

    Homey Don’t Play That
    By William HausdorffTuning Out the Media after the Diplotainment in SingaporeIt’s really easy to become discouraged about global politics and the state of the American experiment. Earlier this month I hit a personal low point, where I…
  • Jun 22

    Justice Kennedy Finds Privacy Outside But Not Inside The Fourth Amendment

    Justice Kennedy Finds Privacy Outside But Not Inside The Fourth Amendment
    by Michael DorfIn today's ruling in Carpenter v. United States, the Court, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts joined by the Court's four liberal-leaning justices, finds that collection of cell phone tower location data from a mobile phone…
  • Jun 21

    Congress, the Dormant Commerce Clause, and the Wayfair Case

    Congress, the Dormant Commerce Clause, and the Wayfair Case
    by Michael C. DorfToday's decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. is defensible on the merits, but Justice Kennedy's majority opinion inadequately responds to the key objection by Chief Justice Roberts (for himself and Justices Breyer,…
Rank this Week: 292

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 393

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jun 23

    Victorious Youth: Ownership dispute over the “Getty Bronze” continue

    Victorious Youth: Ownership dispute over the “Getty Bronze” continue
    By Claire Dettelbach* Who is the rightful owner of a statue which was cast by the Ancient Greeks, discovered by Italians in international waters, subject to various international transactions, and which is now displayed in a United States…
  • Jun 18

    Confessions of an Artist and a Lawyer: Practicing Art Law, One Trial and Painting at a Time

    Confessions of an Artist and a Lawyer: Practicing Art Law, One Trial and Painting at a Time
    By Stephanie Drawdy* When I chose the legal profession as a career, it was so that I could feed a burning intellectual interest in the law. An introductory political science course in high school piqued my interest in the process of…
  • Jun 18

    Leaving a Mark: Artistic Expression, New Media in Protest and Law

    Leaving a Mark: Artistic Expression, New Media in Protest and Law
    By Abby Placik* and the Center for Art Law Team Introduction: Writing on the Wall From 2011 to the present, at least four major protest movements – Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals…
Rank this Week: 654

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Draft Paper on the Equal Rights Amendment

    Draft Paper on the Equal Rights Amendment
    Here is my draft article on the status of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. I welcome any and all. comment
  • Jun 21

    Data Nationalization in the Shadow of Social Credit System

    Data Nationalization in the Shadow of Social Credit System
    Frank PasqualeThe political economy of digitization is a fraught topic. Scholars and policymakers have disputed the relative merits of centralization and decentralization. Do we want to encourage massive firms to become even bigger, so they…
  • Jun 20

    Cultural contradictions of capitalism II

    Cultural contradictions of capitalism II
    Ross Douthat has a very interesting column in today's Times (online) noting the transformation in views especially by feminists with regard to the use of surrogates to carry children.  Without expressing my own view on the merits, I do…
Rank this Week: 506

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

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

    May 6, 1986.  Warren, Ohio. …

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

    What is truth, said jesting Pilate

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

    In Case You Hadn't Heard

    In Case You Hadn't Heard
    The war on crime and drugs did not fail.  It was a roaring success.Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the Gatlinburg LawEnforcement Training Conference, May 8, 2018And, by the way,
Rank this Week: 663

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

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

    This Is Not Normal: Democrats Must #Shut It Down

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

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump

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

    The Great Orange

    The Great Orange
    The Mets have made a lot of disastrous trades over their ignominious history.  Fans can cite the familiar litany that includes trading Nolan Ryan for a washed up Jim Fregosi; Amos Otis for a never-was Joe Foy and, of course,…
Rank this Week: 475

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: 653

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Aug 14

    Occupational Licensing, Antitrust, and Innovation 8-9-2017

    Occupational Licensing, Antitrust, and Innovation 8-9-2017
    Regulatory Transparency ProjectEvery state has laws or regulations that require individuals seeking to offer a certain service to the public first to obtain approval from the state before they may operate in the state. Recent years have seen…
  • Jul 28

    2017 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-13-2017

    2017 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-13-2017
    Washington, DC Lawyers ChapterOn July 13, 2017, Miguel Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.Featuring:Mr. Miguel Estrada, Gibson Dunn…
  • Jul 13

    The Constitutional War Powers of the Executive and Legislative Branches 7-7-2017

    The Constitutional War Powers of the Executive and Legislative Branches 7-7-2017
    Article I InitiativeWhat kind of war power does the Constitution grant the President and Congress? What limitations apply to each branch concerning the power to declare war and the use of military force? Over time, how has the Framers’…
Rank this Week: 756

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 738

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 823

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 462

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 22

    Excellent Critique of the Reid Method

    Excellent Critique of the Reid Method
    A friend just sent me a 2013 New Yorker article on the Reid Method of Interrogation called “The Interview: Do Police Interrogation Techniques Produce False Confessions?” ... In doing a little research on the subject, I also…
  • Aug 9

    Mich. Supreme Court Strikes Down Sentencing Guideline

    Mich. Supreme Court Strikes Down Sentencing Guideline
    In much anticipated ruling, the Michigan Supreme Court has struck down the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines on Sixth Amendment grounds. For the last decade, the Court has been steadfastly refusing to consider this issue. ... The Michigan…
  • Jul 31

    SCOTUS Strikes Down ACA's Residual Clause

    SCOTUS Strikes Down ACA's Residual Clause
    In Johnson v United States, the Supreme Court struck down the residual clause which made individuals guilty of violating this offense for having prior offenses which had a general element of violence. Under the modified categorical…
Rank this Week: 584

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 892

Law and Humanities Blog

Law and Humanities Blog

An independent blog supporting law and humanities activities and scholarship, including the work of the Law and Humanities Institute. Posts discuss law and the arts, law and history, and occasionally law and social sciences, and law and science. The blog posts calls for papers, news of conferences, special events, and other items of interest to those in the field.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1676

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Justices broaden cellphone privacy

    Supreme Court Justices broaden cellphone privacy
    Voicing computer-age worry about Americans’ privacy when they use their telephones, a sharply split Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the locations where people make or answer calls are protected by the Constitution. 
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court decides against Double Jeopardy appeal

    Supreme Court decides against Double Jeopardy appeal
    On Friday morning, the Supreme Court decided against a Virginia man’s claim that he faced double jeopardy because he faced multiple trials related to one incident.
  • Jun 21

    Court says administrative law judges subject to Appointments Clause

    Court says administrative law judges subject to Appointments Clause
    A divided Supreme Court said on Thursday that SEC administrative law judges appointed by staffers should be appointed by the President, courts or department heads, but it didn’t consider a Justice Department request to clarify the…
Rank this Week: 2192

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Jun 22

    Culpable o no: cinco jueces dan su veredicto sobre Argentina - Croacia

    Culpable o no: cinco jueces dan su veredicto sobre Argentina - Croacia
    Suprema Corte de NewgarthJ. Truepenny.Lo que ves es lo que hay. Argentina perdió un partido que no pudo haber ganado nunca y que nunca podría haber siquiera empatado.Con la sabiduría que nos da la visión…
  • Jun 17

    Culpable o no: cinco jueces dan su veredicto sobre Argentina - Islandia

    Culpable o no: cinco jueces dan su veredicto sobre Argentina - Islandia
    J. TruepennyLo que ves es lo que hay. Argentina empató un partido que pudo haber ganado pero que también pudo haber perdido. Lo que nos parece ridículo puede no serlo: levante la mano el campeón del mundo que pudo…
  • Jun 8

    Caso de Río Atuel, modelo 2018: el curso de acción ulterior

    Caso de Río Atuel, modelo 2018: el curso de acción ulterior
    Volvemos a hablar un poco del caso de La Pampa y Mendoza sobre el Río Atuel. Porque hace poco la causa ha tenido una resolución de trámite que nos deja algo de tela para cortar (y también una ocasión para…
Rank this Week: 1369

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jun 22

    The Story of Parenthood

    The Story of Parenthood
    Douglas NeJaime, The Nature of Parenthood, 126 Yale L.J. 2260 (2017). Courtney Cahill Professor Douglas NeJaime’s article, The Nature of Parenthood, unites concepts, ideas, bodies of law, and legal subjects that have largely been viewed…
  • Jun 21

    Do Civil Rights Remedies Deter Police Misconduct?

    Do Civil Rights Remedies Deter Police Misconduct?
    John Rappaport, How Private Insurers Regulate Public Police, 130 Harv. L. Rev. 1539 (2017). Jack Preis Constitutional tort remedies, like their common law counterparts, are presumed to deter future violations. But the inference of deterrence…
  • Jun 20

    Resisting Attempts to Control the “Hyper-Fertile”

    Resisting Attempts to Control the “Hyper-Fertile”
    Maya Manian, The Story of Madrigal v. Quilligan: Coerced Sterilization of Mexican-American Women, in Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories (forthcoming 2019), available at SSRN. Ruthann Robson The meaning of “success” in…
Rank this Week: 2875

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jun 21

    How Do YOU Think About the Right to Vote?

    How Do YOU Think About the Right to Vote?
    UNLV Boyd School of Law professor Leslie C. Griffin comments on the US Supreme Court’s 5–4 decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, in which the Court upheld the legality of Ohio’s voter list maintenance…
  • Jun 20

    The Children Mistreated at the Border Are a Wake-up Call: It’s Time for the United States Senate to Ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

    The Children Mistreated at the Border Are a Wake-up Call: It’s Time for the United States Senate to Ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
    In light of US immigration policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the borders, Marci A. Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, calls on the United States…
  • Jun 19

    Rental Cars, Privacy, and Suppression of Evidence

    Rental Cars, Privacy, and Suppression of Evidence
    Cornell law professor Sherry F. Colb comments on the recent decision by the US Supreme Court in Byrd v. United States, in which the Court unanimously held that a lawful but contractually unauthorized driver of a rental car has a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 3276

Defense Posts

Defense Posts

Covers criminal law related issues, with a focus on the New York City criminal justice system. By Don Murray.

https://www.shalleyandmurray.com/defenseposts
Rank this Week: 1909

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4568

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Oakland County Embryo Case Heading for Evidentiary Hearing

    Oakland County Embryo Case Heading for Evidentiary Hearing
    An interesting case from the Oakland County Family Court poses the question: is a fertilized yet frozen human embryo property or a person?Oakland County Family Court Judge Lisa Langton has been assigned the task of deciding this question. One…
  • Mar 20

    Assault Rifles and the Right to Bear Arm

    Assault Rifles and the Right to Bear Arm
    Given the regularity of mass shootings in the U.S., with their attendant state law reactions banning certain assault-style weapons, someday soon there will be a petition for certiorari granted by the SCOTUS to take yet another look at one of…
  • Feb 19

    Custody Ruling Impacts Transgender Teen

    Custody Ruling Impacts Transgender Teen
    Ohio Judge Sylvia HendonInteresting custody cases involving transgender-minded teenagers are emerging from family courts around the country. Many of these cases pit the minor children against their parents, and bring grandparents into play.On…
Rank this Week: 4578

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 19

    Whitford v. Gill

    Whitford v. Gill
    Commentators have treated the Court’s decision in Whitford v. Gill, the Wisconsin gerrymandering case, as just a technical decision, a delay in getting a substantive decision out of the Court. They’re nuts and I’m furious.…
  • Jun 13

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker
    That commentary was originally scheduled to air on WAMC on June 5. They did post it on their website but the audio was pre-empted by the Pledge Drive. Instead they aired it a week later on June 12. Even though they’d posted it, I wanted…
  • Jun 5

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker
    I have been thinking about all the blue-collar workers who believed that Donald Trump would do a great deal for them. We often talk about the risks that entrepreneurs face but capitalism does its best to outsource risk to blue-collar workers.…
Rank this Week: 2881

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1312

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jun 7

    The Continuing Leadership of the U.S. in Global Net Vitality

    The Continuing Leadership of the U.S. in Global Net Vitality
    Regardless of your political leanings, the just-released report by the Telecommunications Research and Policy Institute shows that with regard to the global broadband Internet ecosystem, there is no need to Make America Great Again.…
  • Mar 14

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation
    Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has made some remarkable strides in reviewing and moving to repeal a host of burdensome regulations that have outlived their usefulness. Media ownership rules like the…
  • Mar 14

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation
    Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has made some remarkable strides in reviewing and moving to repeal a host of burdensome regulations that have outlived their usefulness. Media ownership rules like the…
Rank this Week: 3618

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 5

    Borrower Not Entitled To Attorneys’ Fees Under PA Act 6 Based Solely On Affirmative Defense

    Borrower Not Entitled To Attorneys’ Fees Under PA Act 6 Based Solely On Affirmative Defense
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a Philadelphia homeowner was not entitled to attorneys’ fees under a PA consumer protection law because filing affirmative defenses doesn’t qualify as filing an…
  • May 29

    Ride Sharing May Decrease Values Near Subways and Bus Stop

    Ride Sharing May Decrease Values Near Subways and Bus Stop
    It is clear that ride sharing has impacted the real estate community. One possible change is the value of properties near subways and bus stops. According to Bloomberg, “ride-sharing services such as Uber Technologies…
  • May 29

    Ohio Supreme Court Remands Lowe’s Tax Assessment Due To New Case Law

    Ohio Supreme Court Remands Lowe’s Tax Assessment Due To New Case Law
    The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated an Ohio Board of Tax Appeals decision affirming a county appraiser’s $8.8 million valuation of a Lowe’s Inc. property. The Court found, in a 4-3 decision, that new case law required…
Rank this Week: 4024

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1202

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • May 15

    Police Officer, Good Samaritan, Guardian Angel

    Police Officer, Good Samaritan, Guardian Angel
    It is said that every day of life is an important day because you can never have it back. None the less, it is clear when you look ahead on the calendar, some days loom as more important than others. Friday May 11, 2018 was to be more…
  • Apr 21

    Is The OIG and Michael Horowitz Our Best Hope?

    Is The OIG and Michael Horowitz Our Best Hope?
    Our constitutional republic is predicated upon the rule of law.  We stand to lose the republic and our freedoms when those who have been entrusted with power utilize that power, not for the public good, but rather for personal political…
  • Jan 25

    Senate Moves to Erase Thomas Jefferson From History

    Senate Moves to Erase Thomas Jefferson From History
    During the 2017 controversies over Confederate monuments, President Trump sent out a prescient tweet with the following question:  “…who’s next, Washington, Jefferson?” On December 21, 2017, the United States…
Rank this Week: 1168

Lawyer Blog on Civil and Human…

Lawyer Blog on Civil and Human Rights

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

https://www.humanrightslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1852

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3720

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3659

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Apr 30

    The Tort of "Outrage"

    The Tort of "Outrage"
    CNN reports that, rather than prudently disappear, failed Senate candidate and former Constitution-ignoring Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has filed a lawsuit:Failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says the women who accused him of sexual…
  • Mar 26

    Iowa Supreme Court Approves Innocence-Based Challenges to Guilty Plea

    Iowa Supreme Court Approves Innocence-Based Challenges to Guilty Plea
    The Des Moines Register reports on this significant sentencing news:For the first time, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that people who plead guilty to crimes may challenge their convictions if new evidence of their innocence…
  • Mar 22

    "Don't Be a Lawyer"

    "Don't Be a Lawyer"
    I recently read an article by an anonymous author urging readers to avoid becoming attorneys, noting various troubles facing the profession and the difficulties facing those starting out. Here are some of the relevant excerpts:The competition…
Rank this Week: 2539

Constitution

Constitution

Commentary on constitutions, the rule of law, and nomology.

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Collusion?

    Collusion?
    The word “collusion” is much in use today, not because it is a crime (it is not), but because it sounds sinister. It has generally been used in attempts to investigate whether Trump colluded with Russia in a way that would be…
  • Jul 21

    May the President pardon himself?

    May the President pardon himself?
    Article II §2 of the Constitution states that the President  "shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment." It also states in §3 "he shall take…
  • Jul 21

    May the President pardon himself?

    May the President pardon himself?
    Article II §2 of the Constitution states that the President  "shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment." It also states in §3 "he shall take…
Rank this Week: 4508

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    Idaho Self Defense Law Clarified – Stand Your Ground

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

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

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

    Facing the opioid crisis? Prepare for battle.

    Facing the opioid crisis? Prepare for battle.
    I am at it again, trying to keep a nice young man from a great family out of prison. Again. He awaits his fate. Again. And he is not alone. So many of the people addicted to opiates cycle in and out of the drug and in and out of the justice…
Rank this Week: 4054

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Iowa Stand Your Ground Defense Rejected

    Iowa Stand Your Ground Defense Rejected
    STAND YOUR GROUND DEFENSE REJECTED A Johnson County judge rejected defendant Lamar Wilson’s “stand your ground” defense in one of the first publicized uses of the defense since the law was enacted in 2017.  The State…
  • Mar 28

    Iowa Appellate Lawyers: How to Appeal Your Iowa Conviction

    Iowa Appellate Lawyers: How to Appeal Your Iowa Conviction
    IOWA APPEALS AND APPELLATE LAWYERS Criminal appeals can be complicated business. Choosing a lawyer with appellate experience is important. An appeal is not a retrial. There are no hearings, no juries and no new evidence. An appeal is merely…
  • Mar 23

    Iowa Harassment Charge

    Iowa Harassment Charge
    Iowa State Student Charged with First Degree Harassment Story County authorities have charged an Iowa State student with first degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor, after the student made threatening comments online and one student…
Rank this Week: 2583

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    An Evening with the Supreme Court of Texa

    An Evening with the Supreme Court of Texa
    The Appellate Sections of the Austin Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas are once again co-sponsoring “An Evening with the Supreme Court of Texas.” This event—which has been held biennially since 2008—will take…
  • Jan 20

    New Year, New Name

    New Year, New Name
    In this inaugural post for 2018, I’d like to announce a significant change in my firm. As of January 1, 2018, Smith Law Group has become Smith Haley Nobles. I started this firm in 2006 as a sole proprietorship. Solo life was great,…
  • Nov 29

    Sticky Fee

    Sticky Fee
    If it seems to you that there are many more appeals of attorneys’ fees these days, you’re right. Appeals involving attorneys’ fees have risen steeply over the last seven years. There is something happening in this area of…
Rank this Week: 4043