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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Feb 22

    [Eugene Volokh] Duty to Retreat from One's Home, When Attacked by a Cohabitant?

    [Eugene Volokh] Duty to Retreat from One's Home, When Attacked by a Cohabitant?
    Wyoming is one of the few Western states that recognizes a "duty to retreat" -- i.e., provides that people lose their rights to deadly self-defense when they can avoid the threat to life or limb with perfect safety by fleeing. But there's an…
  • Feb 21

    [Eugene Volokh] "We Are Not Crows" -- and yet ....

    [Eugene Volokh] "We Are Not Crows" -- and yet ....
    From Holley v. Holley, decided a few months ago by the Louisiana Court of Appeals: As to Mr. Holley's objection to relocation, she determined that "the intention of the legislature was the distance to mean traveling distance and not…
  • Feb 21

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Can the Trump Administration Ban Bump Stocks?

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Can the Trump Administration Ban Bump Stocks?
    President Trump apparently wants to ban "bump stocks." Specifically, he has instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have the Department of Justice interpret existing federal law to include bump stocks in the definition of a "machinegun."…
Rank this Week: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Lake v. Skelton 17-1089 Issue: Whether county sheriffs in Georgia function as an arm of the state, and are thus entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity, when they feed (or fail to properly feed)…
  • Feb 22

    Petitions to watch | Conference of February 23

    Petitions to watch | Conference of February 23
    In its conference of February 23, 2018, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood…
  • Feb 22

    Opinion analysis: Divided court holds more of prisoners’ damages awards must go to attorney’s fee

    Opinion analysis: Divided court holds more of prisoners’ damages awards must go to attorney’s fee
    In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court in Murphy v. Smith held that prisoners who are awarded attorney’s fees in connection with their successful civil rights cases must also pay those fees, up to a maximum of one quarter of their damages…
Rank this Week: 10

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 19

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)

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

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type

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

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

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

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Feb 22

    Can Schools Discipline Students for Protesting?

    Can Schools Discipline Students for Protesting?
    Students have turned last week's school shooting into an exemplary push for change. Here's a quick primer on their rights. Students around the country are turning last week’s heartbreaking school shooting in Parkland, Florida, into an…
  • Feb 21

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

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

    Debt Collection Companies Have Hijacked the Justice System

    Debt Collection Companies Have Hijacked the Justice System
    People who can’t afford to pay bills face arrest and jailing because of powerful money-hungry debt collectors. Denise Zencka, a mother of three in Indiana, had to file for bankruptcy because she couldn’t afford to repay her…
Rank this Week: 35

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Americans United Names New Executive Director

    Americans United Names New Executive Director
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State announced yesterday that  Rachel K. Laser has been appointed its new Executive Director.  Laser has had extensive experience in non-profit advocacy, having worked for Planned…
  • Feb 22

    Supreme Court Defines Prisoner Contributions To Attorney Fee Award

    Supreme Court Defines Prisoner Contributions To Attorney Fee Award
    The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in Murphy v. Smith, (Sup. Ct., Feb. 21, 2018), in a 5-4 decision, decided on the proper interpretation of a statutory provision relating to award of attorneys' fees in damage actions by prisoners,…
  • Feb 21

    Rev. Billy Graham Dies At Age 99

    Rev. Billy Graham Dies At Age 99
    The New York Times chronicling his life, reports this morning:The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 132

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/
  • Feb 22

    Above 95 – FCC Hits the Stratosphere

    Above 95 – FCC Hits the Stratosphere
    The FCC voted today to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order looking toward issuing licenses for frequencies above 95 GHz. That’s GigaHertz, not MegaHertz – way up there, beyond the highest frequencies that are commonly…
  • Feb 22

    FCC Officially Publishes Net Neutrality Rollback Rule; Will Take Effect on April 23

    FCC Officially Publishes Net Neutrality Rollback Rule; Will Take Effect on April 23
    Well, it’s official: the Open Internet rule, better known as Net Neutrality, will go bye-bye starting April 23. Today, the hotly debated final notice of the Open Internet Rule (better known as Net Neutrality) was published in the…
  • Feb 16

    FCC Challenges Bitcoin Miner (But Not for Mining Bitcoins)

    FCC Challenges Bitcoin Miner (But Not for Mining Bitcoins)
    You know how bitcoins work. Not yet? We’re still coming up to speed. But we do get the part where bitcoins are created by people doing a lot of intensive computation called “mining.” It reminds us of the old Warner Brothers…
Rank this Week: 199

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Trump Goes All Captain Queeg

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

    Who Said It: Mitt Or Groucho?

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

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

    Republicans Have No Solutions To Gun Violence; They Are The Problem
    "[T]here are many reasons you might have for voting for candidates of one or the other party that have nothing to do with guns. But the fact is that one of our two parties has in recent years decided that it will stop any and all efforts to…
Rank this Week: 230

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Feb 21

    Did Trump Inadvertently Make Banning Dreamers Unconstitutional?

    Did Trump Inadvertently Make Banning Dreamers Unconstitutional?
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan comments on the apparent conflict between President Trump's declaration that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unconstitutional and his decision to…
  • Feb 20

    Mass Shootings and the Supreme Court

    Mass Shootings and the Supreme Court
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf describes the underappreciated role of the US Supreme Court in shaping public opinion and discussion of gun regulations. Specifically, Dorf explains that the Court's seminal decisions in…
  • Feb 19

    Red Lines and Chlorine Weapon Use in Syria

    Red Lines and Chlorine Weapon Use in Syria
    Illinois Law professor Lesley Wexler analyzes the Trump administration's position with respect to Syria and its use of chemical weapons. Wexler considers whether France or the US would actually follow through on their promises to use military…
Rank this Week: 261

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The purpose of this blog is to unite members of the legal profession, law professors, and students in a light-hearted, amicable discussion of anything from up-and-coming SCOTUS decisions to the issues facing lawyers given the ever-changing legal market.

http://thelegalmusing.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 271

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: 294

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: 310

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Where Are The Fourteenth Amendment Commemorations?

    Where Are The Fourteenth Amendment Commemorations?
    A centerpiece of my new book is the first Bill of Rights Day, which marked the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the first ten amendments. It was a major national festival, including parades, public readings, a special prime-time radio…
  • Feb 12

    Symposium: Civic Education in a Time of Upheaval

    Symposium: Civic Education in a Time of Upheaval
    That is the title of a symposium co-organized by myself and Meira Levinson, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, that will take place at the University of Texas Law School this coming Friday and Saturday.  Friday,…
  • Feb 11

    What's the Deal?

    What's the Deal?
         With the media awash in stories claiming that this week’s budget deal is a dramatic turning point in fiscal policy, setting out what it does and does not do seems worthwhile.       From…
Rank this Week: 380

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Sixth Circuit Strikes Tennessee's Discriminatory Retail Alcohol License Law

    Sixth Circuit Strikes Tennessee's Discriminatory Retail Alcohol License Law
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Sixth Circuit ruled in Byrd v. Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Ass'n that a state law requiring two-year state residency--and ten-year residency for renewal--for a…
  • Feb 22

    Check it Out: Epps on Why Thomas is Wrong on the Second Amendment

    Check it Out: Epps on Why Thomas is Wrong on the Second Amendment
    Check out Garrett Epps's piece in The Atlantic on What Clarence Thomas Gets Wrong About the Second Amendment. The piece responds to Justice Thomas's dissent this week in the Court's decision not to review a Ninth Circuit ruling that upheld...
  • Feb 21

    Check it Out: Tomasky on General Ticket Voting

    Check it Out: Tomasky on General Ticket Voting
    Check out Michael Tomasky's piece Who Needs Congressional Districts? in the NYT. Against the backdrop of Pennsylvania redistricting, Tomasky argues in favor of "general ticket" voting--at-large elections--over single-member…
Rank this Week: 422

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
  • Feb 19

    Jonathan S. Masur, "The Behavioral Law & Economics of Happiness"

    Jonathan S. Masur, "The Behavioral Law & Economics of Happiness"
    A central question in law and economics is how people will behave in the presence of legal rules. An essential part of that inquiry is what makes people happy or unhappy – what increases or decreases their “subjective…
  • Feb 12

    Lior Jacob Strahilevitz, “Interpreting Contracts via Surveys and Experiments”

    Lior Jacob Strahilevitz, “Interpreting Contracts via Surveys and Experiments”
    Interpreting the language of contracts is the most common and least satisfactory task courts perform in contract disputes. In this Chicago’s Best Ideas lecture Professor Strahilevitz proposes to take much of this task out of the hands…
  • Nov 21

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"
    This lecture defends three main theses: (I) that all decisions about the degree of ambition for emissions mitigation are unavoidably also decisions about how to distribute risk across generations and, more specifically, (II) that the less…
Rank this Week: 403

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/
  • Feb 6

    Corps and EPA Push Out Effective Date of Disputed Clean Water Rule

    Corps and EPA Push Out Effective Date of Disputed Clean Water Rule
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency published a rule postponing the effective date of the Clean Water Rule for two years, until February 6, 2020. The Clean Water Rule defined the extent of…
  • Jan 29

    Real Estate Aspects of Tax Reform

    Real Estate Aspects of Tax Reform
    On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the most extensive overhaul of the United States tax regime in over thirty years. The new tax laws will have a significant impact upon taxpayers in all…
  • Jan 23

    District Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Challenges to Clean Water Rule, Supreme Court Say

    District Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Challenges to Clean Water Rule, Supreme Court Say
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal district courts can hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 Clean Water Rule, rejecting the federal…
Rank this Week: 394

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
Rank this Week: 415

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/
  • Feb 22

    When Reading the Fine Print is Actually Worse for Consumers: The Case of Unenforceable Term

    When Reading the Fine Print is Actually Worse for Consumers: The Case of Unenforceable Term
    Meirav Furth-Matzkin, On the Unexpected Use of Unenforceable Contract Terms: Evidence From the Residential Rental Market, 9 J. Legal Analysis 1 (2017). Florencia Marotta-Wurgler While disclosure has been the preferred…
  • Feb 21

    Making Sense of Causation in Mixed Motives Case

    Making Sense of Causation in Mixed Motives Case
    Andrew Verstein, The Jurisprudence of Mixed Motives, 127 Yale L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN. Martin J. Katz To say that the law of causation in mixed motives cases is a mess would be an understatement, as Andrew Verstein highlights in…
  • Feb 20

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse
    Scott Hershovitz, Treating Wrongs as Wrongs: An Expressive Argument for Tort Law, 10 J. Tort L. 1 (2017), available at SSRN. Benjamin C. Zipursky With clear examples, incisive and sweeping philosophical argumentation, and an engaging prosaic…
Rank this Week: 508

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: 560

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 20

    Blockchain And The Visual Art

    Blockchain And The Visual Art
    by Louise Carron*     “Don’t worry, we’re from the Internet.” Blockchain is about trust and transparency, yet it is quite the rabbit-hole, since the use of the technology underlying the Bitcoin goes beyond…
  • Feb 2

    WYWH: “Inside Auction Houses” [By lawyers for lawyers]

    WYWH: “Inside Auction Houses” [By lawyers for lawyers]
    By Laura B. Richardson* On October 26, 2017, the EASL Section hosted a panel discussion, “Inside Auction Houses: The Legal Issues”, at the New York City offices of Arent Fox, LLP. The program was attended by approximately 30…
  • Dec 28

    A Case for Law as an Artistic Medium

    A Case for Law as an Artistic Medium
    By Caroline I. Keegan* The contemporary art industry and the legal community differ notably in their conceptions of art. The two worlds do not agree on what art is, a disagreement that causes some artwork to have no legal protections, while…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Jan 25

    Senate Moves to Erase Thomas Jefferson From History

    Senate Moves to Erase Thomas Jefferson From History
    During the 2017 controversies over Confederate monuments, President Trump sent out a prescient tweet with the following question:  “…who’s next, Washington, Jefferson?” On December 21, 2017, the United States…
  • Jan 25

    Senate Moves to Erase Thomas Jefferson From History

    Senate Moves to Erase Thomas Jefferson From History
    During the 2017 controversies over Confederate monuments, President Trump sent out a prescient tweet with the following question:  “…who’s next, Washington, Jefferson?” On December 21, 2017, the United States…
  • Jan 20

    The American Creed, Declaration of Independence

    The American Creed, Declaration of Independence
    There are 55 critical words in the Declaration of Independence.
Rank this Week: 716

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

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

    Podcast: Mandatory union fees and the First Amendment

    Podcast: Mandatory union fees and the First Amendment
    Alicia Hickok and Eugene Volokh join National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss a major Supreme Court case about public-union dues.
  • Feb 22

    U.S. Supreme Court again asked to stop Pennsylvania voting map

    U.S. Supreme Court again asked to stop Pennsylvania voting map
    Arguing that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unconstitutionally seized the power to draw new congressional districts away from the state legislature, the two top Republican lawmakers in the state returned to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday…
  • Feb 22

    Fascinating facts about George Washington for his real birthday

    Fascinating facts about George Washington for his real birthday
    The national holiday called Washington's Birthday may have passed, but today is George Washington’s real birthday. Here are interesting facts about the first president, including his wealth, his career as a distiller, and the truth…
Rank this Week: 987

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 22

    What is Originalism circa 2018?

    What is Originalism circa 2018?
    By Eric SegallI spent last Friday and Saturday at the works-in-progress Originalism Conference at the University of San Diego. Professors Mike Rappaport, Mike Ramsey, Steve Smith, and Larry Alexander were wonderful hosts. I highly recommend…
  • Feb 21

    Why A Lawyer Shouldn't Be Allowed to Pay A Client's Bills: (More) Reflections on Rule 1.8(e), Cohen, Trump, and Daniels (A Response to Prof. Dorf)

    Why A Lawyer Shouldn't Be Allowed to Pay A Client's Bills: (More) Reflections on Rule 1.8(e), Cohen, Trump, and Daniels (A Response to Prof. Dorf)
    by Diane KleinIn this space yesterday, Prof. Dorf argued (not exactly in "defense" of Michael Cohen's payoff to Stephanie Clifford aka Stormy Daniels aka Peggy Peterson, through a shell company created for that purpose only) that while Cohen…
  • Feb 21

    Federalist 46 and the Second Amendment

    Federalist 46 and the Second Amendment
    by Michael DorfThis week, my seminar students and I read Federalist Nos. 36-47. After a month of mostly Hamilton, it was interesting to shift gears and hear from Madison. In light of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, it was…
Rank this Week: 850

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Local news interviews Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz on marijuana medicinal extract

    Local news interviews Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz on marijuana medicinal extract
    Local news interviewed me on February 14, 2018, for its televised story aired the same date about the Virginia legislature-passed law permitting physicians to prescribe CBD and THC-A oils to patients. The local news segments with me begin…
  • Feb 16

    Virginia’s presumption of no bail law gets no presumption of innocence offset

    Virginia’s presumption of no bail law gets no presumption of innocence offset
    Virginia's presumption of no bail law gets no presumption of innocence offset, as confirmed this week by Virginia's Supreme Court. Virginia v. Duse, ___ Va. ___ (Feb. 12, 2018). As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the harshness of Virginia…
  • Feb 14

    Virginia probation revocations are risked by new conviction

    Virginia probation revocations are risked by new conviction
    Virginia probation revocations -- as well as probation revocations in any other American jurisdiction -- are risked by new convictions for crimes committed during one's probation period. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the stiff…
Rank this Week: 940

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

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

    Custody Ruling Impacts Transgender Teen

    Custody Ruling Impacts Transgender Teen
    Ohio Judge Sylvia HendonInteresting custody cases involving transgender-minded teenagers are emerging from family courts around the country. Many of these cases pit the minor children against their parents, and bring grandparents into play.On…
  • Jan 26

    Judges and the Media

    Judges and the Media
    Judge Rosemarie AquilinaThis post addresses the frequent intersection between the judicial branch and the fourth estate. As lawyers practicing in the tranches of the courtrooms in Michigan, we here at the Law Blogger appreciate judges that…
  • Jan 5

    Recreational and Medical Marijuana: The Empire Strikes Back

    Recreational and Medical Marijuana: The Empire Strikes Back
    For the past 10-years, the marijuana legalization process has gained traction in the United States and other Western countries. Canada and California went legal last week; 8 states have legalized recreational use of marijuana; another 20…
Rank this Week: 989

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    Pardon me?

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

    Because It Went So Well Here

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

    These Are the Saddest of Possible Word

    These Are the Saddest of Possible Word
    From Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man:Cease then, nor Order imperfection name:Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.Know thy own point: this kind, this due degreeOf blindness, weakness, Heav'n bestows on thee.Submit.–In this, or any…
Rank this Week: 947

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/
  • Jan 10

    Corte IDH: OC 24/17 sobre identidad de género y no discriminación a parejas del mismo sexo

    Corte IDH: OC 24/17 sobre identidad de género y no discriminación a parejas del mismo sexo
    Aunque la conocemos recién ayer, el saldo va al año fiscal de 2017, y aunque su tenor es "consultivo", su importancia es mayúscula porque fija un estándar muy específico para los países del Sistema…
  • Dec 29

    Radiografía de la Corte en 2017, prosa y cifras.

    Radiografía de la Corte en 2017, prosa y cifras.
    Ayer escribimos aquí una selección (comentada telegráficamente) de los casos más importantes de la Corte en 2017.Hoy vamos a ver qué pasa en la dinámica de la Corte a la luz de alguna…
  • Dec 28

    La Corte Suprema en 2017: los fallos más importantes.

    La Corte Suprema en 2017: los fallos más importantes.
    La lista corresponde a nuestro propio y personal criterio. En otro post aparte, mañana, haremos algunas valoraciones de contexto con apostillas estadísticas.Para seguir el año en su propio -e intenso- ritmo (?) los…
Rank this Week: 838

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/
  • Dec 20

    Attorney Fees Provision May Be Enforced Even If the Contract Is Deemed Void

    Attorney Fees Provision May Be Enforced Even If the Contract Is Deemed Void
    In a recent opinion, the California Court of Appeal held that a party could be liable for the prevailing party’s attorney fees and costs even though the underlying contracts were deemed void and unenforceable. In California-American…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 920

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: 870

Media Law

Media Law

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

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
Rank this Week: 912

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Consumer Review Websites Have Standing to Assert the Rights of Their Users to Remain Unknown

    Consumer Review Websites Have Standing to Assert the Rights of Their Users to Remain Unknown
    Until recently, no California court had squarely addressed the issue of whether a consumer review website has to standing to assert the First Amendment rights of its users to remain anonymous.  As the Sixth District Court of Appeal…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1283

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1258

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: 1051

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: 1120

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 1095

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: 1192

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/
  • Feb 22

    The Campus Mystery Novel: Try One! @hbll

    The Campus Mystery Novel: Try One! @hbll
    Courtesy of Brigham Young University Library, a lovely annotated bibliography of the campus mystery novel from 1920 to 2000.  Maybe I'll start with the intriguing but gory-sounding Off With Her Head by the Coles (1938) or Aaron…
  • Feb 22

    Filmmaker Shawn Rech Making a Follow-Up To "Making a Murderer"

    Filmmaker Shawn Rech Making a Follow-Up To "Making a Murderer"
    Documentary filmmaker Shawn Rech is moving ahead with Convicting a Murderer, a follow-up to the Netflix hit Making a Murderer, the story of Steven Avery, who was convicted in the death of Teresa Halbach.Mr. Rech received an Emmy…
  • Feb 22

    Bellanova and González Fuster on Thinking Surveillance With/Again Netflix @ikkibop @FusterGloria @routledgebook

    Bellanova and González Fuster on Thinking Surveillance With/Again Netflix @ikkibop @FusterGloria @routledgebook
    Rocco Bellanova, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, and Gloria González Fuster, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB); Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR), are publishing No (Big) Data, No…
Rank this Week: 1939

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Depositions – really a tool to evaluate the parties and value the claim

    Depositions – really a tool to evaluate the parties and value the claim
    I recently attended the depositions of a couple clients who faced questioning about their lives by insurance lawyers. These depositions were really not intended to get to the “truth” of anything. The lawyers wanted to see our…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1634

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
  • Feb 21

    Supreme Court Declines to Hear Second Amendment Challenge to California Gun Restriction

    Supreme Court Declines to Hear Second Amendment Challenge to California Gun Restriction
    Various news outlets, including the LA Times, report that the United States Supreme Court recently declined to hear a case challenging California's 10-day waiting period for purchasing firearms. The New York Times reports on the denial of…
  • Jan 23

    The Second Amendment and Legislative "Protection" of Constitutional Right

    The Second Amendment and Legislative "Protection" of Constitutional Right
    This column in yesterday's Des Moines Register by the Editorial Board caught my eye. It begins:Is state Rep. Chip Baltimore clairvoyant? The Boone Republican was arrested last week, charged with operating a motor vehicle while…
  • Jan 17

    Don't Operate Drones While Drunk in New Jersey, and Other Crime

    Don't Operate Drones While Drunk in New Jersey, and Other Crime
    Through this angrily-titled Reason article, "Good Riddance to Chris Christie," I learned about a recent law in New Jersey that creates several new drone-related crimes. The text of S3370, which Governor Christie signed into law on Monday, is…
Rank this Week: 2010

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/
  • Feb 21

    Response to School Shooting

    Response to School Shooting
    After this latest school shooting with 17 dead, I’ve read wonderful pieces by people who lost loved ones to guns, and banal pieces by wonderful writers whose imaginations were fried by the horror. What’s left? Sometimes I try to…
  • Feb 13

    Why law?

    Why law?
    Push back against sloppy anti-regulatory claims that prevent good use of government.
  • Feb 6

    The Nunes Memo and Trump’s Disloyalty

    The Nunes Memo and Trump’s Disloyalty
    I prepared something else to talk about today but find myself furious about the misuse of the Constitution to prevent getting at the truth. Trump, and his supporters, are attacking the Mueller investigation into ties between the Trump…
Rank this Week: 1669

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Feb 19

    “Swatting” and Section 1983: Some Very Preliminary Thought

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

    Free Speech, Universities and Campus Disruption

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

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

    Cert Granted in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach: Section 1983 First Amendment Retaliatory Arrest Claims & Probable Cause
    Suppose a section 1983 plaintiff alleges that a city had him arrested in retaliation for the exercise of his First Amendment rights. He claims that he was arrested (although never prosecuted) at a city council meeting when he got up to speak…
Rank this Week: 2025

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    An Evening with the Supreme Court of Texa

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

    New Year, New Name

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

    Sticky Fee

    Sticky Fee
    If it seems to you that there are many more appeals of attorneys’ fees these days, you’re right. Appeals involving attorneys’ fees have risen steeply over the last seven years. There is something happening in this area of…
Rank this Week: 1655

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/
  • Feb 9

    Is There A Warrant Out For Your Arrest?

    Is There A Warrant Out For Your Arrest?
      Is there a warrant out for your arrest? Chances are you can’t find out on your own. Arrest warrants are sealed until they are executed. That means law enforcement cannot and will not tell you if you have an active arrest warrant.…
  • Feb 8

    Police Airplane Caught You Speeding?

    Police Airplane Caught You Speeding?
    A police airplane caught you speeding? Or did it? The Iowa State Patrol and other Iowa law enforcement agencies utilize aircraft to allegedly catch speeders. This method of speed enforcement seems super hi-tech, right? It isn’t. In…
  • Feb 5

    Child Pornography Investigation: Police seize computers, phones.

    Child Pornography Investigation: Police seize computers, phones.
    Child pornography investigations often start like this: The police show up at your home or business and execute a search warrant.  They seize your computers, phones, hard drives and other electronics. You had no idea you were under…
Rank this Week: 1759

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    SCOTUS Declines Fla. Keys Property Rights Appeal

    SCOTUS Declines Fla. Keys Property Rights Appeal
      The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeal of the owner of a Florida Keys island who alleged that increasingly restrictive development regulations have harmed his property rights. The property owner argued that the…
  • Dec 30

    SCOTUS Will Not Hear FL Eminent Domain Case

    SCOTUS Will Not Hear FL Eminent Domain Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to hear a developer’s case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection over a permit denial for a beachfront parcel. The case relates to a DEP denial of a final permit for a…
  • Dec 27

    NYC May Use Eminent Domain To Deal With Homeless Issue

    NYC May Use Eminent Domain To Deal With Homeless Issue
    To address the homeless crisis, NY City will acquire buildings that house homeless families to convert them to affordable housing, using with legal force if necessary. It has stated that it will use eminent domain if necessary. The city has…
Rank this Week: 1663

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1380