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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Petition of the day

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

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

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

    Afternoon round-up: Carpenter v. United State

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

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Appellate roundup

    Appellate roundup
    This month's L.A. Lawyer magazine (pages 50-51) has a book review of To Establish Justice for All: The Past and Future of Civil Legal Aid in the United States, a 3-volume history by retired 2/7 Justice Earl Johnson.For more great appellate…
  • Jun 22

    2/5's Justice Kriegler to retire June 30

    2/5's Justice Kriegler to retire June 30
    The MetNews presents: Veteran Jurist Sandy Kriegler to Retire Next Week From Court of Appeal Epstein Observes He’s ‘What an Appellate Judge Ought to Be’Sandy Kriegler, a jurist for 33 years, has slated a June 30…
  • Jun 20

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Laura A. Matz of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until June 30, 2018Judge Halim Dhanidina of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting…
Rank this Week: 157

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

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

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

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

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

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

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Carpenter wins 5-4

    Carpenter wins 5-4
    A big win for the 4th Amendment and for privacy rights.  Justice Roberts’ opinion is that cell phones are different.  And you can’t track people indefinitely.  Although the court was divided, I suspect that most…
  • Jun 21

    "Well, in Louisiana they'd shoot you."

    "Well, in Louisiana they'd shoot you."
    That was Senator John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana during his questioning of Roy Altman at yesterday's hearing.  The exchange went like this:Kennedy: "Why don't I have a right in the privacy of my home with my spouse to take…
  • Jun 20

    Senate to hold hearings this morning on judicial nominees Ruiz and Altman

    Senate to hold hearings this morning on judicial nominees Ruiz and Altman
    Rodolfo Ruiz and Roy Altman have their Senate hearings this morning at 10am.  You can watch here.  No word on why Rodney Smith isn’t on the agenda this morning.Meantime, Senator Flake is holding up Britt Grant’s…
Rank this Week: 213

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    People v. Cortez (Cal. Ct. App. - June 20, 2018)

    People v. Cortez (Cal. Ct. App. - June 20, 2018)
    The first sentence of this opinion is somewhat funny.  Not "ha-ha" funny, but instead, slightly remarkable (or at least worth notice).It reads:  "Defendant and appellant, Anthony Esparza Cortez, Jr., a convicted felon, and his…
  • Jun 19

    Hipsher v. LA County Employees Retirement Ass'n (Cal. Ct. App. - June 19, 2018)

    Hipsher v. LA County Employees Retirement Ass'n (Cal. Ct. App. - June 19, 2018)
    This is unusual.  Someone convicted of "directing an offshore gambling operation" under 18 USC 1955.  Don't see that very often.But it gets weirder.  The perpetrator:  An L.A. County firefighter, Tod Hipsher.  Who…
  • Jun 18

    U.S. v. Espino (9th Cir. - June 18, 2018)

    U.S. v. Espino (9th Cir. - June 18, 2018)
    When I prepare final exams, I find it's sometimes difficult to create fill-in-the-blank short answer questions that are uniformly perfect.  Ditto for multiple choice questions.  Sometimes unexpected ambiguities creep in…
Rank this Week: 352

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Sep 15

    Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court decided Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, a dispute involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which in exchange for federal funding requires that states provide a…
  • Sep 12

    White v. Pauly - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    White v. Pauly - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On January 9, 2017, the Supreme Court decided White v. Pauly, a petition involving a denial of qualified immunity to law enforcement officers in a civil rights dispute. In October 2011, officers Kevin Truesdale and Michael Mariscal went…
  • Sep 1

    Jenkins v. Hutton & Virginia v. LeBlanc - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Jenkins v. Hutton & Virginia v. LeBlanc - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    In June, the Supreme Court issued per curiam opinions in two habeas cases: Jenkins v. Hutton and Virginia v. LeBlanc. In today’s episode, we will be discussing the opinions in both cases. Jenkins v. Hutton…
Rank this Week: 347

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Jan 3

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another
    I wanted to thank my readers over the past 13 years for the time they've taken to read my blog on practice in the Eastern District of Texas, and invite all of you to follow the blog's next, upgraded phase....
  • Dec 29

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase
    2016 saw 19 patent trials in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiffs won 43% in the patent-heavy Marshall and Tyler divisions, but the overall outcome was 52% due to three plaintiff wins in the traditionally less patent-intensive divisions…
  • Dec 29

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016
    It's the time of year for 2016 reviews, and today's Marshall News Messenger had one I thought readers might be interested in Judicial system in review: Marshall courts saw throng of good, bad activity in 2016 in which the paper's...
Rank this Week: 363

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
Rank this Week: 452

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    1. US v. Reinhart, No. 16-10409…

    1. US v. Reinhart, No. 16-10409 (6-18-18)(Murguia w/Gould & Freudenthal).  The 9th affirms – it’s a good thing -- the district court's finding that a defendant was not subject to a mandatory ten year sentence for…
  • Jun 17

    Case o' The Week: Tennis Shoes as "Dangerous Weapons" a Tough Outcome to Swallow - Swallow and Assault Guideline Enhancement

    Case o' The Week: Tennis Shoes as "Dangerous Weapons" a Tough Outcome to Swallow - Swallow and Assault Guideline Enhancement
      Shoes: "dangerous weapons," in the Ninth.United States v. Swallow, 2018 WL 2771044(9thCir. June 11, 2018), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Watford, joined by Judge Tallman and D.J. Boulware II.  …
  • Jun 13

    US v. Swallow, No. 16-30224…

    US v. Swallow, No. 16-30224 (6-11-18)(Watford w/Tallman &Boulware). The 9th upholds a four-level enhancement for use of a "dangerous weapon" in an aggravated assault under the Guidelines 2A2.2.  The "dangerous weapon"?  Tennis…
Rank this Week: 854

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court strikes down political clothing ban at polling place

    Supreme Court strikes down political clothing ban at polling place
    The Supreme Court holds that a Minnesota law that prohibits people from wearing political clothing in a polling place violates the First Amendment.The case is Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, decided on June 14. This issue is more…
  • Jun 19

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in disability discrimination case

    Bergstein & Ullrich prevail in disability discrimination case
    A state appellate court has reinstated a verdict in favor of a sightless woman who was forced to resign her health club membership after it rescinded an accommodation that allowed her to use exercise equipment.The case, Reveyoso v. Town…
  • Jun 13

    False arrest case should go to the jury

    False arrest case should go to the jury
    Many false arrests are dismissed before they reach the jury -- even before trial -- because the trial court finds the police had probable cause to arrest the plaintiff. That's what happened here. But the Court of Appeals reinstates the case…
Rank this Week: 622

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Focuses on China's highest court. By Susan Finder.

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Jun 18

    How to translate Chinese court terminology?

    How to translate Chinese court terminology?
    When I write about the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), like many others writing about Chinese law in English, I face translation issues, as legal concepts are embedded in language.  The challenge is to find appropriate legal…
  • May 21

    Signals in Supreme People’s Court President Zhou Qiang’s 2018 report to NPC (part 2)

    Signals in Supreme People’s Court President Zhou Qiang’s 2018 report to NPC (part 2)
    For those with the ability (or at least the patience) to decode Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang’s March, 2018 report to the National People’s Congress, it provides insights into the Chinese courts, economy,…
  • May 9

    Signals in Supreme People’s Court President Zhou Qiang’s 2018 report to NPC (part 1)

    Signals in Supreme People’s Court President Zhou Qiang’s 2018 report to NPC (part 1)
    For those with the ability (or at least the patience) to decode Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang’s March, 2018 report to the National People’s Congress, it provides insights into the Chinese courts, economy,…
Rank this Week: 638

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 589

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 17

    Certification Required

    Certification Required
    If you do med mal, a reminder stringtattoo isn't necessarily out of the questionQuinlan v. Five-Town Health Alliance, Inc., 2018 VT 53 By Andrew Delaney A medical malpractice complaint generally requires a certificate of merit. You might…
  • Jun 17

    Hold the Phone

    Hold the Phone
    Orange is for voluntary dismissal . . .because we say soFederal National Mortgage Association v. Johnston, 2018 VT 51By Elizabeth Kruska I’m writing this post while I’m on hold. Fortunately for me (and by extension, for you,…
  • Jun 2

    First Amendment Fiasco

    First Amendment Fiasco
    There's not much you can't say . . .State v. Schenk, 2018 VT 45By Charlie ButtreyWriting for the majority in the 2012 case United States v. Alvarez, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that “one of the costs of the First Amendment is…
Rank this Week: 483

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    Tennessee third degree burglary is not a…

    Tennessee third degree burglary is not a violent felony under ACCA; United States v. Caruthers is no longer controlling authority           In Cradler v. United States, the defendant was…
  • Jun 7

    Rejection of C Plea Agreement held to be…

    Rejection of C Plea Agreement held to be an abuse of discretion;Case remanded for resentencing by different judge           In United States v. Cota-Luna, the parties agreed that the…
  • May 13

    AEDPA’s Rorschach Test

    AEDPA’s Rorschach Test
    Edward Lang is condemned to die. During his murder trial, the system malfunctioned twice: a member of the victim’s family was on the jury until the second day of trial, and defense counsel did not present or uncover the details of…
Rank this Week: 838

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
  • Nov 4

    Blog Dormant - November 4, 2016

    Blog Dormant - November 4, 2016
    As of November 4, 2016, this blog is dormant. See http://www.jud6.org/LegalCommunity/LegalPractice/opinions/jeacopinions/2009/2009-20.html
  • Jun 1

    Florida's 2013 Adoption of Daubert Standard Should Be Applied Retroactively

    Florida's 2013 Adoption of Daubert Standard Should Be Applied Retroactively
    In Bunin v. Matrix Initiatives, Inc. (4D14-3579), the Fourth District affirmed the trial court's retroactive application of the Florida Legislature's 2013 adoption of the federal Daubert standard for the admission of expert testimony. The…
  • May 26

    Foreclosure Sale Cannot Go Forward When Timely Filed Motion for Rehearing Is Pending

    Foreclosure Sale Cannot Go Forward When Timely Filed Motion for Rehearing Is Pending
    In 944 CWELT-2007 LLC v. Bank of America (3D15-2091), the Third District granted a petition for certiorari that sought to quash an order denying a motion to cancel a foreclosure sale. On the date of the scheduled foreclosure sale, a…
Rank this Week: 596

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

https://appeal.pro/news/
  • Jun 19

    Importance of Candor to the Court

    Importance of Candor to the Court
    Dallas Court of Appeals Justices Ada Brown, Molly Francis, and Bill Whitehill spoke at a Dallas Association of Young Lawyers seminar in the Merrill Hartman Courtroom of the George Allen
  • Jun 19

    Importance of Candor to the Court

    Importance of Candor to the Court
    Dallas Court of Appeals Justices Ada Brown, Molly Francis, and Bill Whitehill spoke at a Dallas Association of Young Lawyers seminar in the Merrill Hartman Courtroom of the George Allen […]
  • Feb 29

    My Review of a Mexican Traffic Stop

    My Review of a Mexican Traffic Stop
    As with all vacations, I had mixed feelings that this one was ending.  I had a wonderful time, alternating between relaxing at the Cancun hotel with my extended family (including
Rank this Week: 668

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

http://www.joeljacobsen.com/
  • Feb 10

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 635

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jun 22

    Ministro Luiz Fux autoriza TJ-RJ a antecipar expediente da Justiça do estado

    Ministro Luiz Fux autoriza TJ-RJ a antecipar expediente da Justiça do estado
    O ministro Luiz Fux, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), autorizou o presidente do Tribunal de Justiça do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (TJ-RJ) a antecipar o horário de expediente dos órgãos jurisdicionais para…
  • Jun 22

    Ministro Fachin julga prejudicada petição de Lula e determina a retirada do processo de pauta

    Ministro Fachin julga prejudicada petição de Lula e determina a retirada do processo de pauta
    O ministro Edson Fachin, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), julgou prejudicado o pedido feito pela defesa do ex-presidente Lula na Petição (PET) 7670, na qual buscava a concessão de efeito suspensivo ao recurso…
  • Jun 22

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 22/6 20h30 - Iluminuras O programa une a música e a literatura em conversa com o escritor, pesquisador e produtor musical Ruy Godinho, com a cantora Márcia Tauil e com Célio Albuquerque, organizador do livro…
Rank this Week: 2850

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1061

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Jun 22

    June 22, 1941 – Operation Barbarossa Launched by the Nazis Against the Soviet Union

    June 22, 1941 – Operation Barbarossa Launched by the Nazis Against the Soviet Union
    On this day in history, the largest invasion force ever assembled in European history, Operation Barbarossa, was launched by the Germans against the Soviet Union, catching the Soviets unprepared. As M.T. Anderson explains in his book Symphony…
  • Jun 21

    June 21, 1811 – John Adams writes of George Washington’s Theatricality

    June 21, 1811 – John Adams writes of George Washington’s Theatricality
    As historian Gordon Wood observed in the May 25, 2017 “New York Review of Books,” George Washington “faced the awesome task of fashioning the character and responsibilities of the office [of President]. To that end,…
  • Jun 18

    June 18, 1815 – Napoleon Meets His Waterloo

    June 18, 1815 – Napoleon Meets His Waterloo
    As “National Geographic History Magazine” (January/February 2018) summarized: In the early 1800s Napoleon Bonaparte stormed across Europe, swallowing up territory for his French Empire and challenging the supremacy of Britain on…
Rank this Week: 4485

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
  • Jun 21

    Butler County Church Exempt from Township Infrastructure Payment

    Butler County Church Exempt from Township Infrastructure Payment
    A 2004 law that allows property within a tax-increment financing (TIF) district to qualify for a complete exemption from both property taxes and service payments applies to a Butler County church, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.
  • Jun 20

    City Must File Separate Case to Block Funding Deductions for Collecting Traffic Camera Fine

    City Must File Separate Case to Block Funding Deductions for Collecting Traffic Camera Fine
    A trial court could not block implementation of a 2015 state law deducting funding to local governments that use traffic cameras to collect fines without first declaring the law unconstitutional, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.
  • Jun 19

    Prosecutor Opposes New Trial Granted to Man Sentenced to Death for 1984 Murder

    Prosecutor Opposes New Trial Granted to Man Sentenced to Death for 1984 Murder
    The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is challenging the new trial ordered for a man sentenced to death for the 1984 murder and rape of a Cleveland woman. The Ohio Supreme Court will consider the case at next week’s oral…
Rank this Week: 4629

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Jun 20

    NYCOA: June 14 Hand Downs--Dissents, Disappointments, and Open Questions (Part 1: Actual Innocence)

    NYCOA: June 14 Hand Downs--Dissents, Disappointments, and Open Questions (Part 1: Actual Innocence)
    As readers of New York Court Watcher are well aware, as are those who have attended my lectures or heard me on the air, I have the highest regard for the New York Court of Appeals as an institution and for the Judges who serve on it. Indeed,…
  • Jun 18

    Today's Partisan Gerrymandering Case: 7-2 for "It's Still Unsettled"

    Today's Partisan Gerrymandering Case: 7-2 for "It's Still Unsettled"
    In Gill v. Whitford, the case involving hyper-partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court chose not to render a final decision. Instead, the Court returned the case to the lower court for further proceedings. At issue was the carving of…
  • Jun 13

    Supreme Cases Awaiting Decision

    Supreme Cases Awaiting Decision
    With less than two weeks left before the Supreme Court finishes its term and begins its summer recess, there remain several major--i.e., possibly blockbuster--decisions yet to be announced. They deal with presidential power to restrict…
Rank this Week: 3707

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1084

This Week's Florida Appeals Court…

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

Provides a summary of selected civil and criminal cases. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
Rank this Week: 1957

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    J.T. Briggs Launches Young Men's Mentoring Group

    J.T. Briggs Launches Young Men's Mentoring Group
    Youth Justice Coordinator Justin Briggs launched a young men's mentoring group. Clients will get the chance to participate in roundtable discussions with credible messengers in the community and share impactful stories on their own struggles…
  • May 31

    Supervised Release Marks Two Year Milestone

    Supervised Release Marks Two Year Milestone
     The Supervised Release Program held its first annual recognition ceremony to acknowledge clients who have fulfilled their supervised release obligations. Clients could speak on what supervised release means to them as…
  • Feb 16

    Bronx Community Justice Brings Restorative Practices to the Borough

    Bronx Community Justice Brings Restorative Practices to the Borough
    Community members practice restorative circles at a recent volunteer training.Bronx Community Solutions has collaborated with NYPD and the Bronx District Attorney's Office to create an early arrest, early diversion…
Rank this Week: 1022

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
  • Jun 3

    Standards of Review: Jury Instruction

    Standards of Review: Jury Instruction
    Cross v. Melton COA Not to be Published (6/1/18) On appellate review, when determining “whether a trial court erredby: (1) giving an instruction that was not supported by the evidence; or (2) not giving an instruction that was required…
  • Jun 3

    Standards of Review: Condemnation

    Standards of Review: Condemnation
    Kuchle Realty Co. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky Dept of Transportation COA Published 6/1/2018 The authority to condemn is subject to the constitutional restrictionthat the taking be for “public use” and the condemnee receive…
  • Jun 3

    Case Notes: Piercing the Corporate Veil – Traditionally and Reverse Piercing

    Case Notes: Piercing the Corporate Veil – Traditionally and Reverse Piercing
    Rector, Executor of Est. of James Calvert vs. Calvert, Executrix of Est of James Calvert COA Not Published (6/1/2018) Reverse piercing of the corporate veil was raised in this appeal.  To reach that issue, traditional piercing was…
Rank this Week: 2115

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

Educational site for and about teens and the law. By retired juvenile judge Tom Jacobs.

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • May 31

    Revenge porn results in millions for victim

    Revenge porn results in millions for victim
    Jane Doe (victim’s name not disclosed) met David K. Elam II while she was in law school. It became a long distance relationship when Elam moved to Virginia while Jane remained in California. She sent him sexually explicit photos and…
  • Apr 3

    State and federal laws govern recreational pot taken across state line

    State and federal laws govern recreational pot taken across state line
    As of January 1, 2018, eight states and the District of Columbia legalized the recreational use of marijuana. California joined Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Maine and Massachusetts in decriminalizing personal possession of…
  • Mar 22

    The President writes to Parkland student

    The President writes to Parkland student
    Ahead of the national march in  Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, former President Barack Obama and First Lady, Michelle, wrote a letter to the students of the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were killed on…
Rank this Week: 2258

Second Opinions

Second Opinions

Covers the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and its opinions. By Sanford Hausler.

http://secondopinions.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Serving as a juror. The Court assumed,…

    Serving as a juror. The Court assumed, without deciding, that the inability to serve as a juror is a collateral conseqence of a conviction is sufficient to support a writ of coram nobis in Porcelli v. United States. This did not help Porcelli…
  • Apr 19

    Correction. No, this is not a correction…

    Correction. No, this is not a correction of a misstatement I have made on this blog -- or anywhere else for that matter. I am correcting a misstatement of fact made by Jeffrey Toobin in his fascinating book on the Supreme Court, The Nine. …
  • Mar 28

    Ban on Alcohol reversed; rest of sentence OKed

    Ban on Alcohol reversed; rest of sentence OKed
    Betts was a bad boy.  He had been convicted of bank fraud, and sentenced to two years imprisonment and five years' supervised release.  The Court had also required that he pay restitution and to notify his probation officer within…
Rank this Week: 1013

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

From the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Review of state legislation affecting the courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us
Rank this Week: 1656

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 4149

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 4516

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

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…
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Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
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Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
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Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Sixth Circuit Rules on Turbulent Air-Line Merger

    Sixth Circuit Rules on Turbulent Air-Line Merger
    In an opinion colored by aviation-themed puns, Judge Thapar, writing for the Sixth Circuit in Flight Options, LLC v. Int’l Bhd. of Teamsters, Local 1108, ordered airlines and pilot unions to arbitrate their long-running dispute. A few…
  • Nov 5

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against the University of Cincinnati

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against the University of Cincinnati
    University policies on responding to sexual assault claims have been hotly debated around the country.  The Sixth Circuit recently weighed in on the constitutional dimension of this issue.  Last month, in John Doe v. University of…
  • Oct 27

    Who is Justice Joan Larsen?

    Who is Justice Joan Larsen?
    In May 2017, Justice Joan Larsen was nominated to the Sixth Circuit seat being vacated by Judge David McKeague. Both of Michigan’s democratic senators returned blue slips supporting her appointment in August. The Senate Judiciary…
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Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Oct 11

    Supreme Court dismisses 1 of 2 travel ban case

    Supreme Court dismisses 1 of 2 travel ban case
    Demonstrators protest against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban outside the offices of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Chicago, Illinois, on March 16, 2017. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters WASHINGTON —…
  • Oct 3

    Did district lines rig Wisconsin elections? Supreme Court case could reshape politic

    Did district lines rig Wisconsin elections? Supreme Court case could reshape politic
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: But first: The U.S. Supreme Court began its new term this week with a full bench of nine justices and a jam-packed docket. Today’s case, on partisan gerrymandering, has the potential to…
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court to hear case testing the limits of partisan gerrymandering

    Supreme Court to hear case testing the limits of partisan gerrymandering
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioBy Sam Weber and Laura Fong JEFF GREENFIELD: On a recent Tuesday evening, dozens of Wisconsin voters gathered in a Milwaukee public library, to hear about a campaign — aimed not at protecting the right…
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Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Cara Menyadap Whatsapp Orang Lain Dengan Mudah

    Cara Menyadap Whatsapp Orang Lain Dengan Mudah
    Whatsapp adalah aplikasi chatting sebagai pengganti sms yang hampir dimiliki semua pengguna ponsel baik itu android, ios dan lainnya. Dimana aplikasi pintar ini memiliki banyak sekali fungsi, seperti halnya untuk sms, voice note, mengirim…
  • Jan 27

    model rambut messi gaya rambut terbaru

    model rambut messi gaya rambut terbaru
     Pengagum sepak bola terutama fans bobot Lionel Messi anyar saja nih di buat ramai oleh mengedarnya tampilan rambut anyar sang bintang. Lewat account instagram pribadi sang istri, Antonela Roccuzzo (@antoroccuzzo88) rambut anyar Lionel…
  • Jan 26

    tips merias wajah anak untuk hari kartini

    tips merias wajah anak untuk hari kartini
     Tepatnya tanggal 21 April 2015, diperingati yang menjadi Hari Kartini. Tiap-tiap Hari Kartini banyak sekolah, lembaga, serta perusahan memperingatinya oleh cara lakukan karnaval. Peserta karnaval diwajibkan memakai baju kebiasaan atau…
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FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Sep 25

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute
    Jacek Stramski | The Supreme Court recently clarified the antique firearm exception to Florida’s “felon-in-possession” statute. The exception excludes antique firearms from the general probition on possessing firearms by…
  • Sep 18

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden
    Jacek Stramski | The City of Miami Gardens will have to hold a second election for mayor after the Florida Supreme Court invalidated the election held on August 30, 2016. In Wright v. City of Miami Beach (SC16-1518), the Court
  • Jul 9

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?
    Jacek Stramski | On July 7, the Supreme Court of Florida considered what it means for a vehicle to be “involved in a crash” for purposes of section 316.027, Florida Statutes. Gaulden v. State (SC14-399). The Court concluded in a
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Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
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ECJBlog

ECJBlog

Features news about the European Court of Justice. By Allard Knook.

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy
    Where third-country nationals hold a ‘residence card of a family member of a Union citizen’, UK cannot make right of entry subject to requirement to first obtain visa>> McCarthy had dual British and Irish nationality. He and…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft
    EU law not laying down principle of non-discrimination on grounds of obesityThe Employment Equality Directive (Directive 2000/78/EC) prohibits discrimination based on religion, belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in relation to…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez
    Local rule setting maximum age for recruitment of police officers at 30 years contrary to EU law>> The Employment Equality Directive (The EE Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC)  prohibits any form of discrimination in employment based…
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Underneath Their Robes

Underneath Their Robes

News, gossip, and colorful commentary about the federal judiciary.

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/
  • Sep 25

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition
    Never in her wildest dreams did Article III Groupie imagine that she'd be the author of a well-reviewed novel boasting blurbs from the likes of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and Judge Richard A. Posner. What more could a girl ask...
  • Sep 5

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe
    Article III Groupie has a new project. If you would be interested in reading about a young lawyer's quest to join the ranks of the Elect, i.e., to secure a Supreme Court clerkship, check out the link below. Preface [Supreme Ambitions]
  • Feb 4

    In re Underneath Their Robe

    In re Underneath Their Robe
    Alas, this blog is no longer active. Of course, please feel free to browse through the extensive archives.
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Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
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The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here

Covers education law, politics, and the judiciary. By Stuart Buck.

http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?
    Education blogger Jim Horn, who doesn't let accuracy interfere with his eagerness to condemn charter schools, has yet another post decrying KIPP and similar schools for being eugenicist. He claims that what's going on is "cultural and…
  • Apr 17

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure
    In discussions over poverty and education policy in the United States, it is common to see international comparisons. These comparisons usually make the United States look quite bad -- i.e., 21% of our children are in poverty compared to 4%…
  • Mar 7

    Ravitch's math

    Ravitch's math
    In a recent post, Diane Ravitch decries the fact that Chicago charters expel a higher percentage of kids than do the other public schools: The data reveal that during the last school year, 307 students were kicked out of charter schools,…
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European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death
    Thousands took part in a walk in İstanbul on Sunday commemorating the seventh anniversary of the death of Hrant Dink, showing that there remains a persistent conviction that connections behind his assassination have been covered up by…
  • Jan 11

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement
    Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has slammed the use of the word “jihadist” in an English translation for the Turkish word “mücahid” to describe the slogan employed by some of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…
  • Sep 23

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey
    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey (Application no. 29411/07)JUDGMENT (17 September 2013)STRASBOURGPROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 29411/07) against the Republic of Turkey lodged with the Court under…
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Split Circuits

Split Circuits

Tracks developments concerning splits among the federal circuit courts. By University of Richmond School of Law Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://splitcircuits.blogspot.com/
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