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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
  • Dec 12

    New York City Takes on Algorithmic Discrimination

    New York City Takes on Algorithmic Discrimination
    The city will create a task force to review its agencies’ use of algorithms and the policy issues they implicate. Invisible algorithms increasingly shape the world we live in, and not always for the better. Unfortunately, few mechanisms…
  • Dec 12

    ACLU Complaint Warns of Privacy Risks From Kobach’s Voter Data Scheme

    ACLU Complaint Warns of Privacy Risks From Kobach’s Voter Data Scheme
    The man at the helm of the White House’s voter suppression efforts has a terrible record that just keeps getting worse. The ACLU’s Voting Rights Project today amended our complaint in ACLU v. Donald Trump, our lawsuit against the…
  • Dec 12

    ‘You’re Fucked’: The Acquittal of Officer Brailsford and the Crisis of Police Impunity

    ‘You’re Fucked’: The Acquittal of Officer Brailsford and the Crisis of Police Impunity
    The execution of Daniel Shaver demonstrates the importance of police training. Two words stick in my mind when I think of the video of Daniel Shaver begging for his life before he was shot and killed by Officer Philip Brailsford of the…
Rank this Week: 60

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Fault Lines in the Constitution at the National Constitution Center

    Fault Lines in the Constitution at the National Constitution Center
    Along with Gerard Magliocca, who will be talking about his excellent new book on the Bill of Rights, my wife Cynthia and I will also be at the National Constitution Center on Friday, December 15 (which happens to be Bill of Rights Day) to…
  • Dec 8

    Judge Kozinski Impeachment Hearing

    Judge Kozinski Impeachment Hearing
    The story in today's Washington Post about Judge Alex Kozinski's alleged conduct towards some of his law clerks and other employees in the Ninth Circuit should trigger a formal inquiry by the House Judiciary Committee. I'll reserve judgment…
  • Dec 7

    The Bill of Rights as a Continuity Tender

    The Bill of Rights as a Continuity Tender
    Next Friday is Bill of Rights Day, and in advance of that occasion I want to discuss an important function of our Bill of Rights. As David Strauss explained in an excellent article that marked the bicentennial of ratification in 1991, a bill…
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Jul 12

    Stowers & Sarcone: Vehicular Homicide Case Dismissed!

    Stowers & Sarcone: Vehicular Homicide Case Dismissed!
    VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CASE DISMISSED On July 6, 2017 Dean obtained the complete dismissal of a vehicular homicide case. Unfortunately, Dean’s client rear ended a vehicle on the interstate causing a chain reaction which led to the other…
  • May 9

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained
    IOWA’S NEW FIREWORKS LAW Today, May 9, 2017, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is expected to sign Iowa Senate File 489  – permitting the sale and use of consumer fireworks in Iowa – into law. The law, like Missouri’s,…
  • Apr 26

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?
    Yesterday’s post discussed Chris Soules potential civil and criminal liability. To keep it simple, I left out one vital piece of the puzzle. So, could it get worse for Chris Soules? Oh ya! As I explained yesterday, Chris…
Rank this Week: 2683

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
Rank this Week: 3278

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: 937

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4160

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?
    As I’ve written about before, there is a thin and often elusive line between what is actionable defamation and what is non-actionable opinion. An example of a type of statement that often confounds lawyers is one that appears to be a…
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
Rank this Week: 718

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Nov 22

    Event Review — You’ve Been Served: “The Rape of Europa”

    Event Review — You’ve Been Served: “The Rape of Europa”
    By John Pietruszka* On Wednesday, October 26,, 2017, from 6pm to 9pm, the Brooklyn Law School Art Law Association and the Center for Art Law sponsored a screening of the documentary, The Rape of Europa, followed by a discussion lead…
  • Nov 5

    The Making of the Moral Rights Case: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial

    The Making of the Moral Rights Case: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial
    By Laura B. Richardson*   5Pointz, the world renowned “graffiti mecca” as it was once known, has become the subject of a legal battle which has culminated in a jury trial in the Eastern District of New York. Cohen v. G&M…
  • Oct 26

    Book Review: “A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art”(2017)

    Book Review: “A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art”(2017)
    By Jason Barnes* The recent movie Woman of Gold and the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act enacted in 2016 reflect a steady interest in U.S. restitution of Nazi-expropriated art.  It is thus with impeccable timing that Nicholas…
Rank this Week: 241

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Nov 27

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59
    The accused were a group of Sri Lankan migrants apprehended from a ship off the west coast of British Columbia. They stood charged under s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which made it an offence to “organize,…
  • Apr 13

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Nur considers the constitutionality of a three-year mandatory minimum sentence for unlicensed possession of a loaded firearm. Continue reading →
  • Feb 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5
    In Carter, the Supreme Court reconsidered the constitutionality of the prohibition on assisted suicide, which had previously been upheld in Rodriguez. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3300

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: 1204

Constitution

Constitution

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

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 20

    A prophetic 1944 interview

    A prophetic 1944 interview
    Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He said this in a 1944 interview: The American people will never…
  • Jun 10

    Russian "interference" in U.S. elections?

    Russian "interference" in U.S. elections?
    Much is being made about Russian "interference" in the 2016 presidential election, and about possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to interfere to win the election for Trump. However, the suspicions are lacking in…
Rank this Week: 4544

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Dec 12

    Transgender-in-military fight moves up in the court

    Transgender-in-military fight moves up in the court
    Still insisting that the Pentagon will not be ready to accept transgender recruits into the military on January 1, the Trump Administration moved to a higher federal court late on Monday to seek a postponement.
  • Dec 12

    On this day, Bush v. Gore settles 2000 presidential race

    On this day, Bush v. Gore settles 2000 presidential race
    On December 12, 2000, the Supreme Court ended a Florida vote recount in the presidential election contest between George W. Bush and Al Gore.  The Court’s decision remains debated today.
  • Dec 12

    Military soon open to transgender recruit

    Military soon open to transgender recruit
    In three weeks, transgender individuals seeking to enlist in U.S. military forces may start joining up.  The Pentagon made that announcement Monday within hours after a federal judge refused the Trump Administration’s request to…
Rank this Week: 749

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/
  • Nov 9

    Is This the America You Want?

    Is This the America You Want?
    By Sara Naheedy and Tom Scott, Authors of Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor The Problem One can look anywhere in the world where there is money or power, and corruption can be found rearing its ugly head.  This has been the case…
  • Oct 19

    Javier Baez, Bubbles and Colin Kaepernick

    Javier Baez, Bubbles and Colin Kaepernick
    It’s pretty clear that discovering bubbles is one of the joys of childhood.  When it comes to soap bubbles they will run after each bubble and try to catch or step on them.  At other moments they will simply watch in wonder as…
  • Jul 28

    The Chickenshit Club: Why Americans Sense the Government has Forgotten Them

    The Chickenshit Club: Why Americans Sense the Government has Forgotten Them
    During the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-2009 millions of Americans lost their homes, jobs and life savings. As regular Americans suffered, the federal government spent arguably in excess of a trillion taxpayer dollars propping up…
Rank this Week: 2694

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 11

    Another District Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Transgender Military Ban

    Another District Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Transgender Military Ban
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A third district judge has issued a preliminary injunction against the President's ban on transgender troops in the military. In her opinion in Karnoski v. Trump,…
  • Dec 11

    Ninth Circuit: School Uniform Requirement Violates First Amendment

    Ninth Circuit: School Uniform Requirement Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Frudden v. Pilling, a unanimous Ninth Circuit panel essentially disagrees with itself. The litigation, begun in 2011, involves a First Amendment…
  • Dec 11

    Bray on Nationwide Injunction

    Bray on Nationwide Injunction
    Check out Prof. Samuel L. Bray's piece, Multiple Chancellors: Reforming the National Injunction, in the Harvard Law Review. Bray argues that the national injunction--issued in key cases challenging policies of the Trump Administration and,…
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Dec 12

    From Chaos to Monopoly – the End of Net-Neutrality

    From Chaos to Monopoly – the End of Net-Neutrality
    Those of us warning that American democracy is threatened have still been stunned by how fast. Political polarization elsewhere has led democracies to collapse. Polarization here has largely been the unintended consequence of a legal…
  • Dec 9

    Equal Rights Could Be Better Served

    Equal Rights Could Be Better Served
    I think Al Franken made a mistake – actually lots of mistakes but let’s add one more: he should have stayed in the Senate and joined the Republican Party. Franken was a comedian and some will laugh or smirk at that comment.…
  • Dec 5

    Sticking with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear agreement

    Sticking with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear agreement
    JOPAC was the multi-national 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran nuclear agreement. I’m happy to say that I’ve never been closer to nuclear weapons than listening to my chemistry professor, himself part of…
Rank this Week: 1329

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: 135

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: 943

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/
  • Dec 9

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1928 – 2017)

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1928 – 2017)
    My father, Joseph N. Froomkin, died early this morning. I don’t have the words for this, but my brother Dan is a journalist, and has written an obituary: Joseph N. Froomkin was a prolific Washington, D.C.-based economist who made…
  • Dec 8

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking
    Man must serve (surveillance) machine as explained in New Parking Technology to Require No-Back-In Policy: For the past two years, the Department of Parking and Transportation has been developing and implementing its License Plate Recognition…
  • Dec 6

    Terrific Pie Chart

    Terrific Pie Chart
    These pie charts come from the Washington Post Wonkblog. First there’s one symbolizing what US survey respondents said they though would be the ideal distribution of wealth: But in fact we in the US have this distribution: Or, if you…
Rank this Week: 10

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 207

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 12

    When Liberty and Equality Conflict -- And When They Don't

    When Liberty and Equality Conflict -- And When They Don't
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column dives into the weeds of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. To summarize and over-simplify, I argue that while there are hard cases that pit liberty against equality, Masterpiece Cakeshop should be deemed an…
  • Dec 11

    Republicans' Vapid Defenses of Reverse-Robin Hood Policie

    Republicans' Vapid Defenses of Reverse-Robin Hood Policie
    by Neil H. BuchananAs the Republicans in Congress try to drag their highly unpopular tax bill across the finish line, they have become ever more brazen in admitting what they really think about non-rich people who dare to complain about the…
  • Dec 9

    The Year of the Terrible

    The Year of the Terrible
    By Eric SegallThe Year of the Terrible started on January 20th when the newly elected President of the United States gave his inauguration speech to the largest, most devoted crowd in the history of inauguration speeches. During that speech,…
Rank this Week: 388

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 28

    NJ Court Affirms Use Of Eminent Domain For Landfill

    NJ Court Affirms Use Of Eminent Domain For Landfill
    A NJ appellate court ruled that the state’s Sports and Exposition Authority had the right to use eminent domain to acquire a landfill to continue solid waste disposal there. The Court held that the New Jersey Sports and…
  • Nov 28

    SCOTUS Asked To Hear Tribal Land Condemnation Case

    SCOTUS Asked To Hear Tribal Land Condemnation Case
    A New Mexico utility has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a decision precluding it from condemning land for a power line because the Navajo Nation held an interest in that property. The Tenth Circuit Court…
  • Oct 31

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation
    The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Marietta violated the Georgia Landowner’s Bill of Rights when it condemned a grocery store without providing a summary of its appraisal to the property owner. The City argued that…
Rank this Week: 4171

Eminent Domain Services, LLC'…

Eminent Domain Services, LLC' Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain, land use, and utilities cases with a special focus on Wisconsin matters.

http://www.wisconsineminentdomain.com/eminent-domain-blog
  • Apr 18

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority
    A recent published opinion from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals used the doctrine of apparent authority to clear up confusion in a compensation action.  Haas v. City of Oconomowoc, 2017 WI App 10, ___Wis. 2d ___, ___ N.W.2d ___.​The…
  • Aug 26

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor
    In a recent per curiam opinion, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals discussed what grounds the Department of Transportation can give to close a business’s driveway and the route landowners may be left with.  Slater v. DOT,…
  • Jul 6

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking
    In April, the North Carolina Court of Appeals decided a case involving billboard compensation.  Department of Transportation v. Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte, 785 S.E.2d 151 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016). This case is interesting because…
Rank this Week: 1504

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: 4150

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/
  • Dec 8

    You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Clarence Thomas' Wife Gives Award To Man Who Tried To Discredit Sexual Assault Allegations Against Roy Moore At Trump Hotel

    You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Clarence Thomas' Wife Gives Award To Man Who Tried To Discredit Sexual Assault Allegations Against Roy Moore At Trump Hotel
    James O'Keefe's most recent stunt attempted to discredit the Washington Post's credible reporting on Roy Moore's sexual improprieties with underage girls.  O'Keefe hoped to show the Post was promoting fake news about Moore by…
  • Nov 20

    The Reckoning: Clinton & Franken Versus Trump & Moore

    The Reckoning: Clinton & Franken Versus Trump & Moore
    Sexual misconduct does not have a party affiliation.  It is all about power, and white men -- Democrat and Republican -- have long wielded it. So, at this moment when women are finally feeling empowered to speak out, they are speaking…
  • Nov 17

    Muchas Gracias, Carlos Beltran

    Muchas Gracias, Carlos Beltran
    "I am blessed to have played this game for 20 years.  I am blessed to have played for so many great organizations. I am blessed to have shared all of my experiences with my wife and my three kids, my family and friends. To have so…
Rank this Week: 130

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: 646

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

Covers the First Amendment and public records. By Karl Olson.

http://www.firstamendmentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Judges Aren't Politicians, High Court Say

    Judges Aren't Politicians, High Court Say
    Does someone who wants to be a judge have a First Amendment right to hit people up for campaign money? Thankfully, the U. S. Supreme Court says "no," in a 5-4 decision filed April 29. The Court's split decision will hopefully keep the…
  • May 4

    Judges Aren’t Politicians, High Court Say

    Judges Aren’t Politicians, High Court Say
    Does someone who wants to be a judge have a First Amendment right to hit people up for campaign money? Thankfully, the U. S. Supreme Court says “no,” in a 5-4 decision filed April 29. The Court’s split decision will…
  • May 4

    Judges Aren’t Politicians, High Court Say

    Judges Aren’t Politicians, High Court Say
    Does someone who wants to be a judge have a First Amendment right to hit people up for campaign money? Thankfully, the U. S. Supreme Court says “no,” in a 5-4 decision filed April 29. The Court’s split decision will…
Rank this Week: 3872

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/
  • Dec 4

    These Are the Saddest of Possible Word

    These Are the Saddest of Possible Word
    From Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man:Cease then, nor Order imperfection name:Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.Know thy own point: this kind, this due degreeOf blindness, weakness, Heav'n bestows on thee.Submit.–In this, or any…
  • Nov 26

    plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
    Return with us now to the thrilling days of yesteryear when (OK, if you're old enough to know how the rest goes and yearn for it, you'll be disappointed) . . . when blawggers talked to each other on their blawgs.Over at Simple Justice this…
  • Nov 15

    On Victims and Killers and Survivors. On Life and Death. On Forgiveness.

    On Victims and Killers and Survivors. On Life and Death. On Forgiveness.
    Lexington, Kentucky.  April.  2015.  An apartment complex.  Salahuddin Jitmoud delivering a pizza. Well, not exactly.  Exactly, Jitmoud was delivering his life (so the cops and courts said) to 3 men who were…
Rank this Week: 292

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    Lawyer Prepare! Challenge Suggestive Lineups.

    Lawyer Prepare! Challenge Suggestive Lineups.
    The Idaho Supreme Court once again points out the importance of challenging line-up identifications whenever the issue arises. Many people do not understand how common such evidence is, or how often jurors rely on the identification as the…
  • Sep 21

    Lawyer Prepare! Challenge Suggestive Lineups.

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

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

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

Intermediate Scrutiny

Applying Scrutiny to Constitutional Law Issues. By Joseph Thomas.

http://intermediatescrutiny.com/
  • Jul 31

    Free Speech Protection and Speaker’s Intent

    Free Speech Protection and Speaker’s Intent
    An interesting article tackles the difficult and topical subject of free speech protection and the speaker’s intention. First Amendment precedents can be confusing, non-linear, and seemingly not based upon common sense.  Professor…
  • Feb 21

    Professional Speech Doctrine

    Professional Speech Doctrine
    Under the First Amendment individuals have the right to the freedom of speech.  But in the instance of when professionals speak it can conflict with government’s right to regulate professions for the health and well-being of…
  • Feb 3

    Neutral Pharmacy Rules Upheld Over Religious Objection

    Neutral Pharmacy Rules Upheld Over Religious Objection
    In a religious freedom decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the state of Washington’s rules requiring the timely delivery of prescription medication over two pharmacists religious objections. The pharmacists objected to…
Rank this Week: 1595

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…
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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/
  • Dec 12

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?
    Anya E. R. Prince & Arlene M. Davis, Navigating Professional Norms in an Interprofessional Environment: The 'Practice' of Healthcare Ethics Committees, 15 Conn. Pub. Int. L.J. 115 (2016), available at SSRN. Carl…
  • Dec 11

    A Prescription for Overcoming Gender Inequity in Complex Litigation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

    A Prescription for Overcoming Gender Inequity in Complex Litigation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
    Brooke D. Coleman, A Legal Fempire?: Women in Complex Civil Litigation, 93 Ind. L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Suzette M. MalveauxIf ever there was a right time to discuss gender inequity in the legal profession, it is now. With a…
  • Dec 8

    Protective Legislation and Its Critics: an Enduring Legacy

    Protective Legislation and Its Critics: an Enduring Legacy
    Nancy Woloch, A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s (2015).Joseph SlaterWhile some readers may already know this work, legal academics do not always keep up with monographs that focus on history. So, I…
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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/
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Legal Dispatches

Legal Dispatches

By Emiily Maruja Bass.

http://basslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • May 30

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?
    Is President Obama’s health-care law dead? Ever since the United States Supreme Court heard arguments about its constitutionality in late March, speculation has been rife that, at a minimum, the Justices will strike down the individual…
Rank this Week: 3298

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Sep 21

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)
    Elise Helgesen AguilarLegislativeWe have lately become all too familiar with demands for religious exemptions from the contraception coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH)…
  • Sep 21

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)
    Elise Helgesen AguilarLegislativeWe have lately become all too familiar with demands for religious exemptions from the contraception coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH)…
  • May 29

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe public (63%) does not support private school vouchers: every time a voucher program has been put to a vote in the past 45 years, the voters have rejected it. Despite this disapproval, Governors around the…
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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…
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Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Nov 20

    Advertising Deductibility: For the Sake of Speech

    Advertising Deductibility: For the Sake of Speech
     The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” introduced amid great fanfare on Nov. 2, has now been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives along an essentially party-line vote. The Senate’s version, introduced Nov. 9, is still…
  • Nov 7

    Repealing Media Ownership Regulations: It’s About Time

    Repealing Media Ownership Regulations: It’s About Time
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed the most reasonable of actions: repealing or revising 40-year-old media ownership rules that long ago outlived any marginal usefulness they might’ve once had. This should be a no-brainer. But,…
  • Oct 24

    Reflections on the Microsoft/Ireland Case

    Reflections on the Microsoft/Ireland Case
    Last week the Supreme Court granted a review of a Second Circuit decision upholding Microsoft’s defiance of a U.S. warrant for the production of e-mail messages, stored in a server housed in Ireland, of a man suspected of drug…
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Media Law

Media Law

Covers freedom of the press. By Robert J. Ambrogi.

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
Rank this Week: 1136

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

Covers laws affecting adult entertainment, alcoholic beverages and other vice industries. By Cary Wiggins.

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
    That’s the title of this article, which appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times (online). Potential Client: So anyway, after adding the hot butter (and up-sizing to an extra-large fountain soda), the bill was, like, huge!  Lawyer:…
  • Feb 22

    Davenport strip club to remain open

    Davenport strip club to remain open
    The Iowa appellate courts continue to impress me (for one). Radio Iowa reports here that the Iowa Court of Appeals‘ decision will stand:
  • Oct 26

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
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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
  • Nov 21

    Thor: Ragnarok Does Not Exemplify Trial By Combat

    Thor: Ragnarok Does Not Exemplify Trial By Combat
    Over at the ABA Journal, Adam Banner claims that Thor: Ragnarok is the "latest instance of trial by combat in popular culture." He writes (don't worry, no spoilers yet): First off, if you haven’t seen the new Thor film, I…
  • Nov 15

    Bacongate: Did Senator Leahy Read My Confirmation Hearing Outline for Justice Willett?

    Bacongate: Did Senator Leahy Read My Confirmation Hearing Outline for Justice Willett?
    Business Insider reports on a ridiculous exchange between Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Nominee, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, a video of which is below:Back when Justice Willet was…
  • Oct 26

    Honolulu Bans Looking at Cell Phones While Crossing The Street

    Honolulu Bans Looking at Cell Phones While Crossing The Street
    NPR reports here and here on a recent ordinance passed by the City and County of Honolulu that prohibits people from "viewing" "mobile electronic devices" while crossing a street or highway. From NPR:Police in Honolulu on Wednesday will begin…
Rank this Week: 2085

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: 4472

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4641

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: 908

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 806

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: 3831

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: 907