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SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Argument preview: Reconciling class waivers and the National Labor Relations Act

    Argument preview: Reconciling class waivers and the National Labor Relations Act
    When the justices return to the bench on Monday, October 2, they will hear arguments in a trio of consolidated cases – Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris and National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA…
  • Sep 25

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    Yesterday President Donald Trump announced new restrictions on entry into the United States by nationals from eight countries; the government has asked the Supreme Court to order briefing addressing the effect of the new order on the…
  • Sep 24

    Trump issues new order on travel

    Trump issues new order on travel
    Solicitor General Noel Francisco today notified the Supreme Court that President Donald Trump has issued a new proclamation restricting travel to the United States by citizens from eight countries. The proclamation came on the same day that…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
Rank this Week: 14

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 21

    Best News Story of the Week?

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

    It’s That Bad

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

    I Hate Rerun

    I Hate Rerun
    I almost never watch a movie twice (except of course Groundhog Day). I generally hate re-runs. And so far this Maria show looks like an Irma rerun: The post I Hate Reruns appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 18

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Trump Issues New, More Targeted Version of Travel Ban

    Trump Issues New, More Targeted Version of Travel Ban
    President Trump yesterday issued a Proclamation (full text) (press release) (White House background document) setting out a more targeted version of his travel ban.  The travel restrictions in the prior ban expired yesterday, while the…
  • Sep 25

    EEOC Sues Doctor Over Required Bible Sessions For Employee

    EEOC Sues Doctor Over Required Bible Sessions For Employee
    The EEOC last week filed suit against a Texas physician who required employees to attend daily meetings involving Bible study and the application of religious principles to employees' personal lives.  The complaint (full text) in EEOC v.…
  • Sep 25

    California Lions Club Sues To Control Cross In Park

    California Lions Club Sues To Control Cross In Park
    According to the East Bay Times, on Sept. 11 the Albany, California Lion's Club filed suit in federal court against the city and several city officials in a dispute involving a 20-foot cross in the city's Albany Hill Park. The cross was…
Rank this Week: 82

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 24

    Free Speech on Campu

    Free Speech on Campu
    On Friday I published a piece in Vox attempting to describe the application of the First Amendment to free speech on campus, focusing on the then-pending Free Speech Week at Berkeley (now canceled, but I hope the exposition remains helpful).…
  • Sep 24

    The State of "Our Democracy" -- Sitting in for Sandy Levinson

    The State of "Our Democracy" -- Sitting in for Sandy Levinson
    I think I'll save Sandy Levinson some time and point out that a Washington Post piece by E.J. Dionne, Thomas Mann, and Norman Ornstein ("the heart of the Washington punditocracy," as I think of them), on "Now Trump is Helping to Save Our…
  • Sep 20

    The Senate's latest health care proposal: Once again, it's all about the tax cut

    The Senate's latest health care proposal: Once again, it's all about the tax cut
    The Graham-Cassidy proposal currently before the Senate looks different than the House ACHA and Senate BCRA bill in one important respect. It does not eliminate most of Obamacare's taxes. ACHA and BCRA were little more than a tax cut for…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 108

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: 111

The Privacy Law Site

The Privacy Law Site

Covers privacy laws and regulations.

http://privacy-law.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection
    According to the The New York Times, President Obama plans to propose legislation that would end bulk collection of phone records under Sec. 215 of the Patriot Act, keep the records in the hands of the phone companies, and require…
  • Jun 29

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA
    26 Senators have sent a letter to DNI James Clapper seeking examples of how bulk collection of phone records information from provided unique intelligence.The AP reports the story here.
  • Jun 29

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013
    Congress amended COPPA in 2012 to cover online services such as apps. As was previously the case, the law only applies to apps "directed at" children under the age of 13, or have actual knowledge of collection of personal information from…
Rank this Week: 140

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: 73

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/
  • Sep 25

    Burazin on Brian Leiter and the Naturalization of the Philosophy of Law

    Burazin on Brian Leiter and the Naturalization of the Philosophy of Law
    Luka Burazin, University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, is publishing Brian Leiter and the Naturalisation of the Philosophy of Law in The Province of Jurisprudence Naturalized (Jerzy Stelmach, Bartosz Brożek, and Łukasz Kurek eds.…
  • Sep 24

    Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) In an Australian Court @bucketorange

    Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) In an Australian Court @bucketorange
    More of Sarah Lynch's musings on chargeable crimes for tv characters here for Bucket Orange. This time she considers what Rick Grimes of The Walking Dead has been up to, and what charges he might face in an Australian court.
  • Sep 24

    Dracula In Court @bucketorange

    Dracula In Court @bucketorange
    By Sarah Lynch, for Bucket Orange Magazine, a discussion of possible crimes Dracula could be charged with under Australian law. They include stalking and false imprisonment. But he's so charming...
Rank this Week: 1285

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Sep 25

    Read A Banned Book To Fight The Religious Right And Those Who Would Censor Idea

    Read A Banned Book To Fight The Religious Right And Those Who Would Censor Idea
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationSunday marked the start of Banned Books Week 2017. This annual event, sponsored by the American Library Association and an array of other groups, is designed to increase awareness about attempts to restrict access…
  • Sep 22

    Mission Monday: Supporting The Johnson Amendment Supports The Important Work Of Nonprofit

    Mission Monday: Supporting The Johnson Amendment Supports The Important Work Of Nonprofit
    Elise Helgesen AguilarWall of SeparationImagine if the local community shelter you support sent you a newsletter telling you who to vote for in an upcoming election. It would be divisive and threaten the organization’s very mission. For…
  • Sep 22

    Here’s Your Chance To Say Thanks To Barry Lynn For 25 Years Of Leadership

    Here’s Your Chance To Say Thanks To Barry Lynn For 25 Years Of Leadership
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationTwenty-five years ago today, Sept. 22, 1992, the governing body of Americans United voted to hire a fellow named Barry W. Lynn to be the new executive director of Americans United. A lawyer and United Church of…
Rank this Week: 2236

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 25

    Trump on Compelled Speech: Unconstitutional for Bakers; Fine for NFL Player

    Trump on Compelled Speech: Unconstitutional for Bakers; Fine for NFL Player
    by Michael Dorf(cross-posted on Take Care)In the Masterpiece Cakeshop case currently pending before the SCOTUS, the United States has filed an amicus brief in support of the cakeshop, arguing that "an individual’s right to…
  • Sep 23

    Graham-Cassidy and the Spending Clause

    Graham-Cassidy and the Spending Clause
    by Michael DorfYesterday I ran a piece on Take Care arguing that the funding formula of Graham-Cassidy violates the requirement in the SCOTUS Spending Clause cases that any conditions placed on states' receipt of federal funds must be…
  • Sep 22

    Republicans Keep Lying About Taxes, and Reporters Keep Helping Them Do It

    Republicans Keep Lying About Taxes, and Reporters Keep Helping Them Do It
    By Neil H. BuchananWhether or not Senate Republicans finally succeed in taking health care away from tens of millions of Americans, their next big target is the tax code.  And although the mainstream press's coverage of the new health…
Rank this Week: 941

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/
  • Sep 25

    Checking the Government’s Deception Through Public Employee Speech

    Checking the Government’s Deception Through Public Employee Speech
    Heidi Kitrosser, The Special Value of Public Employee Speech, 2015 Sup. Ct. Rev. 301 (2016).Helen NortonSuppose the United States elected a president with authoritarian tendencies. Imagine that the president regularly attacked and undermined…
  • Sep 22

    Contracting for the Public Good

    Contracting for the Public Good
    Patience A. Crowder, Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good through Collective Impact Agreements, 49 Ind. L. Rev. 621 (2016).Eboni NelsonAlthough contracts may not immediately come to mind when one considers measures by which to…
  • Sep 21

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review
    Wendy Wagner, William West, Thomas McGarity & Lisa Peters, Dynamic Rulemaking, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 183 (2017), available at SSRN.Christopher WalkerRetrospective review remains a hot topic in administrative law. The Administrative Conference…
Rank this Week: 4252

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Sep 25

    Supreme Court gets ready for “long conference” today

    Supreme Court gets ready for “long conference” today
    Today, the Supreme Court ends its summer break by considering thousands of petitions in a private meeting. Few will be chosen for arguments, but the process is a little understood but critical part of the Court’s work.
  • Sep 25

    On this day, Congress proposes the Bill of Rights to the state

    On this day, Congress proposes the Bill of Rights to the state
    On September 25, 1789, the First Congress made a highly-anticipated move in arguably the most important congressional session in history, when it agreed on a list of constitutional amendments known as the Bill of Rights.
  • Sep 24

    10 fascinating facts about the Supreme Court on its birthday

    10 fascinating facts about the Supreme Court on its birthday
    It was back on this day in 1789 that Congress passed the act that officially created the federal judiciary system that included the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
Rank this Week: 2206

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3084

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    Gerry Spence wins trials by embracing & revealing his entire self

    Gerry Spence wins trials by embracing & revealing his entire self
    Great lawyer Gerry Spence wins trials by embracing and revealing his entire self, warts, fears, vision, astounding ability, oration, and all. For the entire month of August 1995, I was in Wyoming at the then one-year-old Trial Lawyers…
  • Sep 24

    Diplomacy must trump Trump’s bellicose tweets – and athletes are free to kneel

    Diplomacy must trump Trump’s bellicose tweets – and athletes are free to kneel
    Donald Trump as president is a sad reality. He was never fit to sit in the White House. He made his money despite his perpetual thin-skinned, undiplomatic name-calling immaturity. Many talented non-Trump-admirers have joined Trump's…
  • Sep 22

    Virginia criminal lawyer on the gamble of contested sentencing

    Virginia criminal lawyer on the gamble of contested sentencing
    Contested sentencing in Virginia is a gamble. Unless the criminal defendant and prosecutor enter a plea deal involving an agreed sentence that binds the judge, the only sentencing guarantee is that the judge is prohibited from sentencing…
Rank this Week: 541

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
  • Sep 24

    Colin Kaepernick Stood Up for Justice by Kneeling During the National Anthem

    Colin Kaepernick Stood Up for Justice by Kneeling During the National Anthem
    For daring to take a knee during the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick is an outcast. It's important to ask, "Why"? This piece was originally published at InsideSources.com.  Colin Kaepernick has not been involved in…
  • Sep 22

    The Trump Administration Is Looking to Make It Easier to Kill More People in More Place

    The Trump Administration Is Looking to Make It Easier to Kill More People in More Place
    President Trump may relax Obama-era limits on drone and special forces’ kill missions. More civilians will die. The Trump administration is reportedly poised to kill more people in more countries around the world, from Nigeria to the…
  • Sep 22

    What Are the Rights of an American Captured Fighting for ISIS?

    What Are the Rights of an American Captured Fighting for ISIS?
    The Constitution is clear. Any American fighting for ISIS should be transferred to federal court for prosecution. Media outlets are reporting that the U.S. military is currently detaining an American citizen captured allegedly fighting on…
Rank this Week: 545

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/
  • Sep 23

    The Innocence Commission and the Innocent Man

    The Innocence Commission and the Innocent Man
    October 1987.  Nine at night.  Hickory, North Carolina, an hour or so west of Charlotte, they called it Little Berlin.   Carrie Eliot, widowed just under a year, 69 years old, five foot nothing on a good day, widowed, living…
  • Aug 25

    No Winner

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

    The Nooses Tighten

    The Nooses Tighten
    As I type this, it is a little after 1 in the morning in Ohio.  In just under 9 hours, Ron Phillips will be killed at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.The killers will be a group of prison guards.  It's duty…
Rank this Week: 3516

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Court Rebuffs Challenge to New Jersey's Bail Reform Law

    Court Rebuffs Challenge to New Jersey's Bail Reform Law
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Jerome B. Simandle (D.N.J.) today declined to halt New Jersey's bail-reform law. The law provides for alternative, non-monetary pretrial release options in order to give poor defendants (who…
  • Sep 21

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Chicago's Puppy-Mill Ban

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Chicago's Puppy-Mill Ban
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit upheld Chicago's "puppy mill" ordinance, which limits the sources from which city-licensed pet stores may obtain certain pets for resale, against a challenge under the…
  • Sep 20

    Ninth Circuit Finds San Francisco's Soda-Warning Ordinance Subject to Injunction Under First Amendment

    Ninth Circuit Finds San Francisco's Soda-Warning Ordinance Subject to Injunction Under First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Ninth Circuit's opinion in American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, reversing the district judge, found that San Francisco's ordinance…
Rank this Week: 4008

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/
  • Sep 22

    Reminder: EAS National Test Scheduled for Wednesday, September 27

    Reminder: EAS National Test Scheduled for Wednesday, September 27
    ETRS Form 2 Due Same Day (Except for Hurricane-Impacted EAS Participants) Assuming that it is not delayed due to a real national emergency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC are still scheduled to conduct a nationwide test…
  • Sep 22

    CPB Compliance: Basic Preparedness and Recent OIG Audit Activity Webinar

    CPB Compliance: Basic Preparedness and Recent OIG Audit Activity Webinar
    Compliance has never been more important for public broadcasters. CPB regularly issues forfeitures of up to $15,000 to public broadcasting stations when the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) finds non-compliance with the…
  • Sep 21

    Incentive Auction Second Priority Filing Window Opens: What to Know

    Incentive Auction Second Priority Filing Window Opens: What to Know
    On Sept. 20, the FCC announced the second filing window for all full power and Class A television stations receiving new channel assignment as part of the post-incentive auction repack. The filing window will open Oct. 3 and close at 11:59…
Rank this Week: 2980

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/
  • Sep 22

    La competencia federal en delitos *cometidos por internet*.

    La competencia federal en delitos *cometidos por internet*.
    FederalizarAyer nos enteramos del caso "Toia" del 19.9.2017, sobre el que Clarín titulaba: "Fallo de la Corte: espiar el celular de la pareja es un delito federal".En verdad, siempre estuvo claro que era delito, al menos desde 2008,…
  • Sep 15

    El Convenio 169 de la OIT sobre Pueblos Indígenas y Tribale

    El Convenio 169 de la OIT sobre Pueblos Indígenas y Tribale
    Que la sigla OIT no nos confunda: a pesar de estar elaborado bajo el "paraguas" de la OIT, este Convenio es un instrumento de alcance mucho más amplio que algo específico de materia laboral o sindical.Siempre que surgen…
  • Aug 15

    Curso gratuito y abierto de jurisprudencia online de la Corte Suprema

    Curso gratuito y abierto de jurisprudencia online de la Corte Suprema
    Buena parte de lo que hemos hecho en este semestre tiene que ver con la preparación de este curso, originalmente pensado para el Programa de Formación de Magistrados y Funcionarios Sustitutos de la Provincia de La Pampa.La idea…
Rank this Week: 332

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    Lawyer Prepare! Challenge Suggestive Lineups.

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

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

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

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

    Most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals, that’s why we fight to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.
    I saw it again the other morning in court – a young kid whose lawyer was paying little more than lip service in protecting his right to a fair and speedy trial. The truth is most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals,…
Rank this Week: 810

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/
  • Sep 20

    I’m an Affirmative Action Baby

    I’m an Affirmative Action Baby
    I went out for an early walk recently. One of the things I like about taking a walk is the way it clears the mind. This morning, the fog lifted and I realized with great clarity that I was an affirmative action baby. About a decade before I…
  • Sep 19

    Capitalism gone wrong: Too many left behind in our divisive economy

    Capitalism gone wrong: Too many left behind in our divisive economy
    My latest piece for The Hill discusses the set of unacceptable choices we’ve been stuck with: thinking only of national economic growth and ignoring the local fallout, maintaining industries that do national damage for the sake of local…
  • Sep 12

    The Value of Democracy

    The Value of Democracy
    Driven by the Tea Party, Republicans gave us a Congress that hasn’t been able to get much done. Saying less government is better, they take credit for getting nothing done, and leave immigration, tax policy, and health care to fester.…
Rank this Week: 4259

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
  • Sep 20

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective
    On the first Monday in October, the Supreme Court session opens. Professors Adam Chilton, Aziz Huq, and Daniel Hemel offer insight into some of the issues the Court will hear in the upcoming year. Recorded on September 18, 2017, in…
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
Rank this Week: 1119

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
  • Sep 19

    Talking in Public: A Cautionary Tale for Lawyer

    Talking in Public: A Cautionary Tale for Lawyer
    Kenneth Vogel of The New York Times has this remarkable story that should serve as a cautionary tale for all attorneys who may feel tempted to speak about their cases and clients outside of the office. Vogel reports that he was getting lunch…
  • Sep 13

    Boating Under the Influence and Probable Cause

    Boating Under the Influence and Probable Cause
    Here's some good news out of Iowa: it appears that incidents involving people boating under the influence of alcohol are on the decline. From this KCRG report:A total of 78 full time Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation…
  • Sep 8

    Recent Equifax Breach Prompts Criticism of Arbitration Provision

    Recent Equifax Breach Prompts Criticism of Arbitration Provision
    The credit monitoring firm, Equifax, recently suffered a massive data breach, resulting in the exposure of the personal information of approximately 143 million Americans. This personal information includes names, Social Security…
Rank this Week: 2176

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Sep 11

    Free Speech and Fighting Word

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

    The Supreme Court Comments on the Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine

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

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

    Does the Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule Apply in Section 1983 Cases? The Circuits Answer No
    In Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), the Supreme Court held that the exclusionary rule–under which evidence obtained by law enforcement officers who engage in searches or seizures in violation of the Fourth Amendment may not ordinarily…
Rank this Week: 4469

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/
  • Sep 8

    Advocate v. Advisor: Estimating Likelihood of Succe

    Advocate v. Advisor: Estimating Likelihood of Succe
    “We’re going to win,” a board-member announced, pointing at the application for a temporary restraining order, and looking around the room. Turning her gaze to me, she reiterated, “it says, ‘Plaintiff Will Likely…
  • Sep 5

    Talking Legal Tech on New Solo

    Talking Legal Tech on New Solo
    Anyone familiar with me as a lawyer knows I have a penchant for legal technology. It’s a regular topic of discussion around here, particularly as it relates to modern-day appellate practice. I’m always looking for ways to…
  • Sep 1

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part III: What’s Old May Be New in the Statutory Renovation

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part III: What’s Old May Be New in the Statutory Renovation
      As discussed in my previous two posts (here and here), the Texas Legislature has made significant changes to statutes demarcating the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. In what appears to be an effort to renovate, 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…
Rank this Week: 2650

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    A Different Harvey Descends On Houston

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

    An Open Letter To Senator Feinstein

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

    Principled Republicans Just Want A Kinder, Gentler White Christian Nation

    Principled Republicans Just Want A Kinder, Gentler White Christian Nation
    Don't get me wrong.  I welcome the condemnation of the malevolent orange shit-gibbon from many sides.  It is admirable that conservatives are (finally) speaking out about his mental and moral unfitness and against…
Rank this Week: 2847

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 29

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage
    Freddie Mac announced that it will utilize automated collateral evaluations to determine when an automated appraisal can be used for new home mortgages and refinancing. ACE uses data from multiple listing services, public records and…
  • Aug 29

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case
    A Florida developer petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a $10 million takings case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection  The developer alleged that the DEP’s denial of a development permit…
  • Aug 28

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie
    NC has announced that the following counties will begin the tax reassessment appraisal process of real properties in January 2018: BEAUFORT COUNTY                  MITCHELL COUNTY CLAY COUNTY…
Rank this Week: 860

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Ousted Arizona Sheriff Pardoned by Trump

    Ousted Arizona Sheriff Pardoned by Trump
    That an outlier POTUS like Trump would pardon a firebrand like former Maricopa [Arizona] County Sheriff Joe Arpaigo should surprise no one; they're views are tightly aligned on the illegal immigration issue. It's just that, in this case, the…
  • Aug 17

    Cancer Survivor Sues Apartment Complex Over Second-Hand Smoke

    Cancer Survivor Sues Apartment Complex Over Second-Hand Smoke
    Phyllis Davis is an asthmatic cancer survivor who has many other serious health conditions. She filed a lawsuit last month in federal court claiming that the second-hand cigarette smoke from a neighbor's apartment is making her sick.The…
  • Aug 4

    Teenage Assisted Suicide Texter Sentenced to Jail

    Teenage Assisted Suicide Texter Sentenced to Jail
    Photo courtesy of the NYTWe've been tracking this sad but interesting case for over a year. The case involves a series of texts [literally thousands] a teenager sent to her friend who was contemplating suicide; the decedent was on-the-fence,…
Rank this Week: 4464

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: 310

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
Rank this Week: 1200

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
  • May 3

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford
    May 1, 2017 – Telecommunications policy expert and Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford explains why Americans pay too much money for connectivity that’s too slow and offers potential solutions.
  • May 1

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide
    May 1, 2017 – Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. Susan Crawford weighs in on Google Fiber: “People got all…
Rank this Week: 411

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2569

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/
  • 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…
  • May 17

    Rosenstein Appointment of Special Prosecutor Bodes Well for America

    Rosenstein Appointment of Special Prosecutor Bodes Well for America
    It is not possible to find a single major media outlet that simply reports accurate facts without either subtle or overt effort to give a political story a “spin” that matches an editorial agenda whether it is liberal or…
  • May 15

    Thomas Jefferson and I Need Your Help!

    Thomas Jefferson and I Need Your Help!
    Never thought I would write about the connections of Adolf Hitler, Benedict Arnold and Thomas Jefferson, but they have come together in my life. Here’s how the world’s most infamous murderer, America’s most famous traitor…
Rank this Week: 1992

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2643

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: 3620

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: 2683

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: 1382

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/
  • Jun 12

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.
    In Dhillon v. John Muir Health, 2017 Cal. LEXIS 3649, the Supreme Court of California shed some light on the resolution of the long-standing conflict concerning the appealability of a trial court’s order on a petition for writ of…
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership
    Parties (typically plaintiffs) may request the appointment of a receiver in cases involving disputes over corporate assets or interests in real estate.  But the appointment of a receiver may have unexpected consequences for the party…
  • Jan 10

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?
    Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published decision,…
Rank this Week: 908

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: 785

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • May 17

    The Real Crisis of Campus Free Expression

    The Real Crisis of Campus Free Expression
    College campuses should be bastions of free speech.  Today, they often seem to be the very places in American society where there is the least tolerance for controversial ideas.  Unfortunately, much of the discussion of why this has…
  • Mar 21

    Keep Big Bird, Ditch the News: A Path Forward for PBS With Budget Cut

    Keep Big Bird, Ditch the News: A Path Forward for PBS With Budget Cut
    As was the case a half-dozen years ago, PBS and NPR are again the subject of a contentious debate about their taxpayer funding, this time courtesy of President Trump. The problem with that debate, then and now, is that like so many policy…
  • Mar 13

    Sunshine Week: A Timely Celebration

    Sunshine Week: A Timely Celebration
    Sunshine Week, a nationwide event taking place this week (March 12-18), is an annual reminder that access to government information is not something we can take for granted. In fact, prior to July 4, 1967, when the Freedom of Information Act…
Rank this Week: 3452

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: 1708

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

Covers how the law and our judicial system affects kids and teenagers.

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Feb 9

    Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS

    Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS
    What does ethics mean? Different people have varying views of its definition. Clearly, what is ethical and what is lawful are not always the same.  For instance, prior to the Civil War, slavery was legal, yet many people rightly and…
  • Nov 10

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court
    Justice Scalia died nearly nine months ago.  His seat remains vacant.  Republicans have denied President Obama’s nominee a hearing, instead claiming that it was too late in his term to be able to make such a critical…
  • Oct 11

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century
    In 1894, the Supreme Court heard two parties argue over a patent for a new rug design.  In Dunlap v Schofield (1894), $250 was at stake.  The Court has not heard another design patent case until today.  In Samsung Electronics…
Rank this Week: 2879