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352nd District Court

352nd District Court

Features summaries of interesting and notable cases from the 352nd District Court of Texas. By Judge Bonnie Sudderth.

http://352nddistrictcourt.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: ”This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.” 
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: “This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.”  On…
  • Dec 11

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
Rank this Week: 3282

A Criminal Waste of Space

A Criminal Waste of Space

An irreverant look at legal matters. By Justice William W. Bedsworth.

http://www.acriminalwasteofspace.com/journal_beds.asp
  • Nov 28

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  • Nov 5

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck
                        Well, it's official.  The retirement papers are filed, I've said goodbye to my colleagues, and turned in my ID card.  I may come back on assignment sometime, but basic...
  • Nov 5

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle
                             I think I've found my calling.                    &...
Rank this Week: 4165

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

Covers Florida Law and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Conigliaro.

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • Jul 8

    People Say I’m Lazy…

    People Say I’m Lazy…
    Dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice… You know the rest. Lennon had been spending time raising a family in New York. My story is a little different.
  • Feb 21

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
  • Feb 21

    Fourth District: No Jurisdiction, But Direction

    Fourth District: No Jurisdiction, But Direction
    The plaintiff in this case attempted to appeal a circuit court’s order refusing to reopen a file. The Fourth District determined that the order was not appealable as a final or non-final order and dismissed the appeal. Interestingly,…
Rank this Week: 1515

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Feb 15

    Congressional Inaction

    Congressional Inaction
    We have written many times about the Second Amendment and America’s obsession with everything gun related. But we must continue beating the drum until common sense and decency win out. It is reported that a Florida high school became…
  • Feb 5

    14-year-old girl starts 2018 with a felony porn charge

    14-year-old girl starts 2018 with a felony porn charge
    A young teen in Minnesota has been charged with a felony sex offense for an explicit selfie she sent to a boy at school. The boy made copies and sent the photo on to other students without the girl’s permission. The boy may also be The…
  • Feb 1

    New laws in 2018 to heed

    New laws in 2018 to heed
    January 1, 2018 rings in a new year and new laws to be aware of. If you want to know more about changes in your state that may affect you and your family, simply google the name of your state and “2018 new laws.” Some The post New…
Rank this Week: 1356

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/
  • Feb 14

    Another conference with no straight grants of review, although one case was close

    Another conference with no straight grants of review, although one case was close
    At its Valentine’s Day conference, the Supreme Court again didn’t take any cases for review and opinion.  (The conference results list is mislabeled as being from the January 31 conference.)  One case was almost a…
  • Feb 14

    Just the facts in the Supreme Court

    Just the facts in the Supreme Court
    So important do many appellate practitioners consider the “facts” section of a brief that one of them once said he’d agree to file a joint brief with his opponent and let the opponent write about the law if he got to write…
  • Feb 14

    March calendar pro tems announced

    March calendar pro tems announced
    Four of the 14 cases to be argued in March did not have pro tem assignments made when the court announced its calendar last week.  The court has now filled in the blanks.  Here are the newly announced pro tem assignments: The…
Rank this Week: 3441

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/
  • Feb 16

    Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC (9th Cir. - Feb. 16, 2018)

    Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC (9th Cir. - Feb. 16, 2018)
    When you've got (1) a majority opinion written by a hard core conservative, (2) over the dissent of a liberal judge, (3) with the swing vote provided by a district court judge sitting by designation, (4) that creates an express circuit split,…
  • Feb 15

    People v. Hutchinson (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)

    People v. Hutchinson (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)
    It's a home invasion robbery of a wealthy family in Rancho Palos Verdes by a group of people who threaten and repeatedly tase the occupants and who have prior felonies.Guess whether the sentence is short or long.Right.  42 years.
  • Feb 14

    Tovar v. Sessions (9th Cir. - Feb. 14, 2018)

    Tovar v. Sessions (9th Cir. - Feb. 14, 2018)
    The Ninth Circuit says:"The question before us is whether Margarito Rodriguez Tovar, a child of a lawful permanent resident (LPR) who was deemed by statute to be a minor child until the very day his father naturalized, still qualified as a…
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 16

    New Drug Treatment Court To Serve High Risk Opioid User

    New Drug Treatment Court To Serve High Risk Opioid User
    Bronx Community Solutions' Project Director, Maria Almonte-Weston, speaks at the OAR press conference alongside Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and Chief Administrative Judge, Hon. Judge George GrassoJanuary 28th - BCS…
  • Nov 9

    Former Clients Lead Town Hall on Police-Community Relation

    Former Clients Lead Town Hall on Police-Community Relation
    written by Serena Tillman, Youth Justice Social Workerformer BCS clients present on police-community relations at the Civilian Complaint Review Board town hall meetingYesterday Bronx Community Solutions' Youth/Young Adult Team and two former…
Rank this Week: 1591

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/
Rank this Week: 873

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: 76

Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal

Covers recent criminal cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. By Russell Wheeler.

http://directappeal2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1587

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: 457

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…
Rank this Week: 1538

Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain

Covers judicial news.

http://eminentdomain.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    It's Been Fun

    It's Been Fun
    I know that I've got a sizable collection of posts that start "I know I've been gone for a while," but I thought that I could squeeze one more into the pack. I know I've been gone for a while, but forces much stronger than Blogger.com are to…
  • Dec 6

    A Little More Complicated...

    A Little More Complicated...
    I had a chance to listen to the audio from the Boumediene v Bush case last night. I previously guessed that this would be a clear 5-4, Kennedy joins the liberals case. After the argument, I'm not so sure anymore. Kennedy was oddly quiet. …
  • Dec 5

    Clinton on the Supreme Court

    Clinton on the Supreme Court
    Scary title, isn't it? I'm using the word "on" in place of "talking about," so hopefully that should calm some fears. But wait. Don't relax just yet. Here's Senator Hillary Clinton talking about who she would appoint to the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 4051

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria
    Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish…
  • Oct 3

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria
    Turkey’s military struck targets inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s office said in a statement. “Our armed forces…
  • Oct 2

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
Rank this Week: 2980

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…
Rank this Week: 2909

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: 341

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
Rank this Week: 1023

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: 2054

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: 2976

INCourts

INCourts

Covers Indiana court decisions.

http://incourts.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like

    What a Scribefire Post Looks Like
    Just sending this along to see what it looks like in real life, as it were.
  • Jan 14

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit

    Ice is Here--and Chills the Spirit
    Oregon v. Ice was decided today. (Here at Cornell). 5-4 with a wacky split to say that juries do not need to find facts necessary to impose consecutive sentences. Roberts, Scalia, Souter, and Thomas were the four.
  • Nov 11

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court

    Quote of the Day: On Mediocrity & the Supreme Court
    There are a lot of mediocre people in this country, and mediocrity should be represented on the Supreme Court.
Rank this Week: 1498

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: 628

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3299

Judge Tom Talks

Judge Tom Talks

Review of Oklahoma workers' compensation cases, law, and current trends. By Tom Leonard.

http://judgetom.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table
    The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Act is repealed, and the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Code is adopted. Most of the old provisions have been retained, but the numbering is new and the subsections have been shuffled. For example §3…
  • Dec 13

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma
    If you are unfamiliar with the Oklahoma Policy Institute, go to its website and bookmark it, add it to you feed reader or follow it on Twitter.
  • Dec 6

    The Bunkhouse Rule

    The Bunkhouse Rule
    The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that a worker's injuries occurred within the course and scope of his employment where the migrant worker sustained a right ankle fracture when he fell on a wet sidewalk outside housing provided by his…
Rank this Week: 645

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…
Rank this Week: 3795

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/
  • Feb 15

    Attorney Sidebar: On Specialization

    Attorney Sidebar: On Specialization
    Specialization leaves some people high and dry. If their specialty dries up, then what are they going to do? Tax laws change; litigation changes. They’ve gone now to a lot of mediation and arbitration, and there are not nearly as many…
  • Feb 14

    Attorney Sidebar: Ten Essentials Important in Your Practice of Law

    Attorney Sidebar: Ten Essentials Important in Your Practice of Law
    There are ten essentials that I think are very important in your practice of law.  First, keep current with your expertise. If you’re an expert tax lawyer, be sure that you understand the most recent tax law. Second, watch out for…
  • Feb 11

    COA: February 9, 2018 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: February 9, 2018 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 98.  Administrative Due Process.  KSP. Wasson v. Kentucky State Police Affirmed circuit court order that state police commissioner’s decision to transfer trooper from injured status to limited duty…
Rank this Week: 1293

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4443

Maryland Courts Watcher

Maryland Courts Watcher

Features the synopses of opinions from Maryland courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals.

http://marylandcourts.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4025

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/
  • Feb 8

    The FISA Court's Judges?

    The FISA Court's Judges?
    There's lots of nonsense being spread about the FISA Court. (Officially, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.) Not that it's surprising that nonsense should be passed around as fact. Not with hyper-partisanship, hyper-polarization,…
  • Oct 1

    A Supremely Blockbuster New Term?

    A Supremely Blockbuster New Term?
    For much of the last two terms, the United States Supreme Court was short one Justice. The vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in early 2016 remained unfilled until the appointment of Neil Gorsuch late last term. During…
  • Aug 2

    Gorsuch, Part 6: The Now-Justice Like the Then-Judge

    Gorsuch, Part 6: The Now-Justice Like the Then-Judge
    We've seen how Neil Gorsuch's record as an appeals court judge was ultra-conservative. Reviewing those cases where he stuck his neck out to disagree publicly with his colleagues by writing a dissenting opinion--presumably because he felt…
Rank this Week: 4467

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Jul 21

    Vimeo Test Video

    Vimeo Test Video
  • 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 […]
Rank this Week: 3156

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Case o' The Week: Savor the Waiver - Laney and Defendant Confirmation of Jury Waiver

    Case o' The Week: Savor the Waiver - Laney and Defendant Confirmation of Jury Waiver
     Defense counsel wants a bench trial. The AUSA wants a bench trial. The district court is fine with a bench trial. Is the defendant down with an empty jury box? The Ninth would like to know.United States v.…
  • Feb 7

    Earp v. Davis, No.15-56989…

    Earp v. Davis, No.15-56989 (2-6-18)(Tallman w/Farris & N. Smith). Affirming the district court’s denial of further discovery and dismissal of claim, the 9th holds that the court did not abuse its discretion in declining to…
  • Feb 7

    US v. Laney, No. 15-10563 (2-5-18)(Hawkins…

    US v. Laney, No. 15-10563 (2-5-18)(Hawkins w/Fletcher & Tallman). The 9th reverses convictions based on ineffective jury waivers. Defense counsel’s stipulation that their clients waived their right to a jury trial on fraud charges.…
Rank this Week: 1565

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 3347

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: 4400

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
Rank this Week: 2391

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/
  • Feb 2

    Self, Selves, and Persons: Questions of Human Nature & Personal Identity—A Very Select Bibliography

    Self, Selves, and Persons: Questions of Human Nature & Personal Identity—A Very Select Bibliography
    I have been reading about human nature and the notion of “self”(and selves) after being inspired by P.M.S. Hacker’s consecutive chapters on “the self and the body” and “the person” in Human Nature:…
  • Feb 1

    Black History Month: Reading Guide

    Black History Month: Reading Guide
    In honor of Black History Month, I’m posting bibliographies germane to the observance and celebration of Black history, although some of these lists consider that history in global or cosmopolitan terms. Africana & African American…
  • Jan 31

    Love as a (Kantian-like) Moral Emotion

    Love as a (Kantian-like) Moral Emotion
    I first read J. David Velleman’s Self to Self: Selected Essays(Cambridge University Press, 2006) when it came out over ten years ago; reading it afresh leaves me far more impressed and moved by its arguments and insights. I used to…
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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: United States ex rel. Carter v. Halliburton Co. 17-1060 Disclosure: Vinson & Elkins LLP, whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the respondents in this…
  • Feb 16

    Justice Thomas pleads for less “myth-making” of the court and justice

    Justice Thomas pleads for less “myth-making” of the court and justice
    In an op-ed Thursday in the Los Angeles Times, law professor Rick Hasen suggested that “there is something disconcerting about Supreme Court justices becoming political rock stars.” He cautioned against turning the justices into…
  • Feb 16

    Event announcement: The Supreme Court and wisdom of the crowd

    Event announcement: The Supreme Court and wisdom of the crowd
    On February 21 at 12:45 p.m. PST, Stanford University’s CodeX will host a presentation by Daniel Martin Katz entitled, “How Crowdsourcing Accurately and Robustly Predicts Supreme Court Decisions.” More information about this…
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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/
Rank this Week: 753

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/
  • Aug 9

    Checking the boxe

    Checking the boxe
    In McLeod v. The Jewish Center of the Blind, the pro se plaintiff had brought a discrimination action, but had failed to check the boxes on the form discrimination complaint indicating that, in addition to seeking relief under Title VII, she…
  • May 12

    Value of a rescission claim

    Value of a rescission claim
    The Second Circuit, in a claim brought under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty -- Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act, held that the value of a contract, without offset, is the amount in controversy for purposes of a rescission claim that was…
  • Apr 5

    Adequate Notice under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Adequate Notice under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    In Carlin v. Davidson Fink, the defendant, a law firm engaged in, among other things, the business of debt collection and foreclosure actions, commenced a foreclosure action against the plaintiff.  The defendant attached to the complaint…
Rank this Week: 1597

Seventh Circuit Blog

Seventh Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit7.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?
    United States v. Nitch, No. 05-2603 (February 21, 2007): Mr. Nitch received a sentence of 168 months, which was apparently within his calculated guidelines range, although the opinion does not state what that range was. In imposing sentence,…
  • Feb 13

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    Christopher Raygoza v. Don Hulick, No. 05-2340 (January 25, 2007): Mr. Raygoza was convicted of murder. The Seventh Circuit granted habeas corpus relief based on ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Feb 12

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury
    United States v. Adam Babul, No. 05-4538 (february 9, 2007): Mr. Babul aided applicants for truck driving licenses. In order to take advantage of the easier licensing procedures in Wisconsin, he helped his applicants create false claims of…
Rank this Week: 1500

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…
Rank this Week: 950

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 758

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 1592

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/
  • Feb 16

    Justices here and there...

    Justices here and there...
    The California Lawyers Association's Litigation Section's February 2018 Litigation Update (Edited by Justice Moore) is now posted here.Yesterday's DJ featured Justice Hoffstadt's article, A Penny for your Thoughts, about "which [criminal]…
  • Feb 15

    4th Circuit en banc IRAP opinion issue

    4th Circuit en banc IRAP opinion issue
    On December 8, 2017, the 4th Circuit heard en banc arguments in on the latest iteration of the Travel Ban. This morning, 285 pages of opinion were published, with the majority coming out against the ban (9 to 4). The NLJ reports: 'The Words…
  • Feb 14

    Azadian joins Dykema

    Azadian joins Dykema
    Appellate lawyer Jimmy Azadian has joined the LA Office of Dykema where he will be a member of the firm's nationwide appellate practice. Jimmy chairs both OCBA's Appellate Law Section and the Ninth Circuit's Appellate…
Rank this Week: 672

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/
  • Feb 16

    You're invited

    You're invited
  • Feb 14

    "Respected blog"

    "Respected blog"
    "Respected blog"That's how awesome Sun-Sentinel reporter Paula McMahon described the blog, giving this site credit for breaking the news about Trump's 3 judicial picks, Rudy Ruiz, Rodney Smith, and Roy Altman:All three have strong links to…
  • Feb 12

    BREAKING—RUDY RUIZ TO BE NOMINATED FOR DISTRICT JUDGESHIP — UPDATED

    BREAKING—RUDY RUIZ TO BE NOMINATED FOR DISTRICT JUDGESHIP — UPDATED
    BREAKING — RUDY RUIZ TO BE NOMINATED FOR DISTRICT JUDGESHIP; UPDATED: RODNEY SMITH AND ROY ALTMAN ALSO TO BE NOMINATED Multiple sources have confirmed that Rudy Ruiz has been informed that he will be nominated by President Trump for one…
Rank this Week: 612

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/
Rank this Week: 1606

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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