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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    With the start of the Supreme Court’s October sitting only a little over a month away, some coverage of the court focuses on cases scheduled for oral argument during that sitting. Subscript provides a graphic explainer for Epic Systems…
  • Aug 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Lindsey v. Virginia 17-132 Issue: Whether the jury instruction—that the defendant’s actions were “evidence of [the requisite intent] . . . unless there is believable evidence to the…
  • Aug 22

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Briefly: At the George Washington Law Review’s On the Docket blog, Frank LoMonte looks at Matal v. Tam, in which the Supreme Court held that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the First Amendment’s free speech…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Aug 22

    In Re Google Header Referral Privacy Litigation (9th Cir. - Aug. 22, 2017)

    In Re Google Header Referral Privacy Litigation (9th Cir. - Aug. 22, 2017)
    Google settles a class action, and every single penny of the multi-million dollar settlement goes to (1) the attorneys, and (2) an award of cy pres funds to various privacy organizations -- most of which are at the alma matters of the…
  • Aug 21

    U.S. v. Castillo-Mendez (9th Cir. - Aug. 21, 2017)

    U.S. v. Castillo-Mendez (9th Cir. - Aug. 21, 2017)
    The sun may be disappearing (temporarily, anyway).  The United States may be headed by the former head of a reality show.  But even in the crazy world in which we live, some things do not change.Like the Ninth Circuit having to…
  • Aug 17

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    What Justice Humes says is absolutely right:"Skulason’s point is well taken. There is no doubt that the Internet substantially increases the ease with which the public can access information that was previously available only…
Rank this Week: 108

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Aug 22

    “Speaking out against immigration raids is her duty, California justice says”

    “Speaking out against immigration raids is her duty, California justice says”
    The Sacramento Bee reports on Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s appearance this morning at a Capitol panel discussion hosted by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Hannah-Beth Jackson.  (Video here.)  The Chief Justice…
  • Aug 21

    Major national appellate summit to be held in Long Beach this November

    Major national appellate summit to be held in Long Beach this November
    The Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) is holding its fourteenth annual nationwide appellate Summit at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, California, on November 2 through 5, 2017. The summit, presented in coordination with the Center…
  • Aug 21

    No opinions today, but five due in the next 10 day

    No opinions today, but five due in the next 10 day
    The Supreme Court almost always files its opinions on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. sharp.  Also, the court files its opinions within 90 days after submission of the case (see here and here), which usually occurs as soon as oral…
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Aug 22

    11th Circuit wades into social media and warrant

    11th Circuit wades into social media and warrant
    How does the warrant process work with social media accounts?  The 11th Circuit took a dive into this interesting issue in United States v. Blake.  Orin Kerr takes a closer look at the case here:In Blake, two defendants, Dontavious…
  • Aug 21

    Total Eclipse ... of the Heart

    Total Eclipse ... of the Heart
    I love that Bonnie Tyler is performing Total Eclipse of the Heart today. But the eclipse isn't enough for Judge Merryday out of the Middle District to allow a continuance so that a government agent could go see it:Judge Merryday denies motion…
  • Aug 18

    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.

    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.
    Congratulations to Judge Robert Scola for being named to the Defender Services Committee.Defender Services Committee Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. appointed the following new members to the Defender Services Committee.  Their terms…
Rank this Week: 421

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/
  • Aug 22

    Justice Duarte appointed to CCUSL

    Justice Duarte appointed to CCUSL
    The Governor announced today that Elena Duarte, 51, of El Dorado Hills, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Uniform State Laws, where she has served since 2011. Duarte has served as an associate justice at the California…
  • Aug 22

    Foundation for Democracy & Justice SoCal reception 9/25

    Foundation for Democracy & Justice SoCal reception 9/25
    The Foundation for Democracy and Justice cordially requests that you save the date for its SoCal Reception:Our Third Annual Reception will take place in Los Angeles, marking our first reception in Southern California on September 25th,…
  • Aug 21

    Reminder re ABA Appellate Conference in November

    Reminder re ABA Appellate Conference in November
    If you're not already signed up for the ABA's big appellate conference coming to SoCal later this year, here's another reminder: Major National Appellate Summit to be held in Long Beach this November
Rank this Week: 373

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/
  • Aug 18

    2d Circuit upholds arbitration agreement in Uber cellphone app

    2d Circuit upholds arbitration agreement in Uber cellphone app
    This is a case for the modern age. Does the Uber cellphone app trick users into agreeing to arbitrate their disputes? The Court of Appeals says it does not.The case is Meyer v. Uber Technologies, decided on August 17. Uber is a private taxi…
  • Aug 14

    Circuit rejects constructive discharge claim

    Circuit rejects constructive discharge claim
    It's been a while since the Second Circuit last issued a published opinion on constructive discharge. The Court this time around reminds us how difficult it is to prove that an employee was justified in quitting her job.The case is Shultz v.…
  • Aug 11

    Fired then rehired two weeks later creates an adverse employment action

    Fired then rehired two weeks later creates an adverse employment action
    I would say this is the most pro-plaintiff Title VII decision issued by the Court of Appeals this year. The Court holds for the first time that a plaintiff suffers an adverse employment action where the employer fires her (allegedly because…
Rank this Week: 264

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: 269

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 505

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
  • Aug 21

    Davila v. Davis & McWilliams v. Dunn - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Davila v. Davis & McWilliams v. Dunn - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    In June 2017, the Supreme Court decided two cases involving habeas corpus petitions filed by state prisoners challenging the validity of their convictions and/or sentences: Davila v. Davis and McWilliams v. Dunn. The petition…
  • Aug 18

    Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court decided Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission. In 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleged that Charles Kokesh had violated various securities laws by concealing the…
  • Aug 11

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court decided TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC,  a dispute over the proper venue for a patent infringement suit.  Section 1400(b) of the patent venue statute states in relevant part…
Rank this Week: 712

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

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

    What are my rights as an undocumented teen in the U.S.?

    What are my rights as an undocumented teen in the U.S.?
    Do you know your rights as a DREAMER?* Federal and state laws may affect what you can and can’t do, at home, work, in the community and at school. It is important to be aware of your rights and responsibilities as an undocumented…
  • Aug 7

    Can the president be indicted?

    Can the president be indicted?
    The short answer to the question as to whether the president can be indicted is no. However, the president can be held responsible for criminal conduct that occurred during his presidency after he is impeached and removed from office or a…
  • Jul 31

    College student’s response to his ex-girlfriend’s letter of apology backfire

    College student’s response to his ex-girlfriend’s letter of apology backfire
    Nick Lutz, age 21, attended the University of Central Florida. In February, 2017, he found a four-page letter of apology from an ex-girlfriend on his windshield about her behavior during their relationship. Nick took a new approach to…
Rank this Week: 685

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: 448

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Aug 8

    Trump administration sides with Ohio on purging voter roll

    Trump administration sides with Ohio on purging voter roll
    An Ohio voter receives the message that her vote has been counted on Super Tuesday in Parma, Ohio March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk – RTSALSE COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Donald Trump’s administration has reversed the…
  • Jul 19

    Justices allow stricter enforcement of Trump’s refugee ban

    Justices allow stricter enforcement of Trump’s refugee ban
    Photo by Molly Riley/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration’s request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in. But the justices are…
  • Jul 17

    State Department expands definition of ‘close family’ for visa applicants, refugee

    State Department expands definition of ‘close family’ for visa applicants, refugee
    Behnam Partopour, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) student from Iran, is greeted by his sister at Logan Airport after he cleared U.S. customs and immigration in February in Boston. The State Department on Monday expanded its definition…
Rank this Week: 518

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: 647

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/
  • Jul 27

    COA: July 21, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: July 21, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 605.  Criminal Law. Held trial court properly denied Abukar’s race-based and religion- based challenge to the prosecutor’s peremptory strike of a juror Abukar v. Commonwealth of Kentucky 612.…
  • Jul 20

    COA: July 14, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: July 14, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    NO PUBLISHED DECISIONS: Selected cases that were not designated for publication in tort, insurance and civil law. 594.  Arbitration, nursing home, and power of attorney. Reversed trial court compelling arbitration applying Kindred…
  • Jul 13

    COA: July 7, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: July 7, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 575.  Attorneys Fees. Held Hazel entitled to twelve percent statutory interest but not  litigation fees for work performed in its role as third-party purchaser of a tax bill the Mitchusons owed from 2002. Hazel…
Rank this Week: 429

the Ninth

the Ninth

Tracks the trends of the country's biggest and busiest court of appeals, the Ninth Circuit. By McGuire Coats LLP.

http://www.theninthcircuit.com/
Rank this Week: 587

Confirm Them

Confirm Them

Covers the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate.

http://www.confirmthem.com/
  • Jul 22

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial
    LifeCell 30 Day Free Trial – How Good Is It Really? Is it even possible to pass up a free trial on the latest anti-ageing product, that just so happens to be taking Hollywood by storm? Well I didn’t think so, which is why I…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Oily Skin                Finding the right face cream for your skin can be as important as eating the right variety of foods. Your skin needs all…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Dry Skin                Dry skin can be one of the hardest skin conditions to have to deal with. You might already drink plenty of water, keep…
Rank this Week: 648

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,…
Rank this Week: 661

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: 651

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/
  • Aug 22

    A preliminary and somewhat crude numbers-crunching attempt to assess the influence of the racist right

    A preliminary and somewhat crude numbers-crunching attempt to assess the influence of the racist right
    Some disturbing numbers, and an even more troubling conclusion, are found in the editorial piece below.I want to use this occasion to propose that we abandon the somewhat anodyne (at least among those who don’t know better) and…
  • Aug 21

    The Haitian Revolution: 21 August 1791 – 1 January 1804

    The Haitian Revolution: 21 August 1791 – 1 January 1804
    “The Haitian Revolution was a successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection by self-liberat[ing] slaves against French colonial rule in Saint-Domingue, now the sovereign nation of Haiti. It began in 1791 and ended in 1804…
  • Jul 26

    Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity

    Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity
    One of my favorite public intellectuals (writer, lecturer …) on the Left, whose worldview I would characterize, broadly, as exemplifying “spiritual humanism,” recently wrote in response to a comment at his blog, that…
Rank this Week: 1309

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Non-aggravated burglary is more "violent" than aggravated burglary

    Non-aggravated burglary is more "violent" than aggravated burglary
    After the rare Johnson/Mathis victory in the Sixth Circuit's Stitt decision---which held that Tennessee aggravated burglary was not a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act---a strange legal dance ensued. Defense…
  • Jul 18

    A Possible Different Twist on Padilla

    A Possible Different Twist on Padilla
    After the United States Supreme Court's decision in Padilla v. United States, attorneys and courts are now well-versed about the necessity of informing defendants about the possible effects a guilty plea may have on their immigration status.…
  • Jul 5

    Minor victim’s testimony sufficient to sustain sexual-assault conviction

    Minor victim’s testimony sufficient to sustain sexual-assault conviction
    Today, in a short published opinion, United States v. J.A.S., the Sixth Circuit rejected a 17-year-old defendant’s challenge to his conviction for sexually assaulting an 8 year old through vaginal penetration.There was no medical…
Rank this Week: 1342

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1358

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3857

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1195

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: 1984

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: 2101

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: 4822

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1332

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4875

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/
  • Aug 12

    Things You Can Do In Half An Hour

    Things You Can Do In Half An Hour
    In re: D.H. and S.C., Juveniles2017 VT 71By Elizabeth KruskaRun a 5k. Bake a couple batches of chocolate chip cookies. Drive from Montpelier to Stowe. Watch a rerun of The Golden Girls on some random cable channel (we’ve all done it).…
  • Jul 29

    Harmony

    Harmony
    State v. Joseph, 2017 VT 52By Elizabeth KruskaMr. Joseph owns some land in Bennington County. He had some trees he wanted to cut down. Unfortunately, he strayed onto his neighbor’s land and cut down three of his neighbor’s…
  • Jul 23

    You Can Bite This Apple Twice

    You Can Bite This Apple Twice
    "See that? Looks like a clerical error."McLaughlin v. Pallito, 2017 VT 30By Andrew DelaneyMost of the time, you only get one bite at the proverbial apple. I’ve always wondered about that phrase. Who doesn’t take more than one bite…
Rank this Week: 3170

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Aug 12

    Supreme People’s Court ramps up its judicial responsibility system

    Supreme People’s Court ramps up its judicial responsibility system
    In April of this year (2017), the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued its judicial responsibility guidelines.  At the end of July, the SPC issued a 73 article implementing opinion…
  • Aug 4

    Law-related Wechat public accounts (2017 version) (1)

    Law-related Wechat public accounts (2017 version) (1)
    I’ve posted several times about law-related Wechat (微信) public accounts.  They are an important resource for those trying to understand Chinese legal developments (or their absence) and their implications or impact.…
  • Jul 27

    Forthcoming individual bankruptcy legislation revealed in letter to President Zhou Qiang’s mailbox

    Forthcoming individual bankruptcy legislation revealed in letter to President Zhou Qiang’s mailbox
    Most readers of this blog are unlikely to know that the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) publishes on its website responses to selected letters to President Zhou Qiang that make suggestions and give opinions. In a July 11 response, the…
Rank this Week: 2489

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: 1344

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 16

    Gorsuch, Part 5: Criminal Cases--His Past IS Prologue

    Gorsuch, Part 5: Criminal Cases--His Past IS Prologue
    In the last post, we began to look at now-Justice Neil Gorsuch's record as a federal appeals judge. [See Part 4.] We looked at his dissenting opinions--those very revealing writings--during his time on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which…
  • Jul 14

    Gorsuch, Part 4: His (Backward and Extreme) Past IS Prologue

    Gorsuch, Part 4: His (Backward and Extreme) Past IS Prologue
    Then-Judge Gorsuch compiled a distinctive record on the federal appeals court. Now-Justice Gorsuch has already begun to build another distinctive record at the Supreme Court. They are very much the same. Let's look at them…
Rank this Week: 4085

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2921

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/
  • Jul 31

    BCS Community Impact at Tremont Avenue

    BCS Community Impact at Tremont Avenue
    Last Friday, Bronx Community Solutions teamed up with Precinct 48 and Community Board #6 to host a special graffiti cleanup event along Tremont Avenue. The graffiti has been a serious concern for shop owners in the area, who were worried that…
  • Jul 25

    BCS at Harmony Day

    BCS at Harmony Day
    by Caroline Yang, Summer InternAbove: BCS Clients and staff members helping clean up at Harmony DayToday the BCS Community Service team took a break from its usual routine, and brought clients to Van Cortlandt Park to help out with the NYPD's…
  • Jul 25

    Punishment to Public Health Conference

    Punishment to Public Health Conference
    This post was written by BCS intake staff member Ramon Semorile.On June 8th and 9th I attended to the Punishment to Public Health (P2PH) Conference, a collaboration between John Jay College and the NYC Department of Health. The purpose of the…
Rank this Week: 1338

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
  • Jul 24

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW
    PERSONAL UPDATE: I woke up this morning realizing that it had been 6 months since my last post. One of the drawbacks to the aging process is that time seems to pass so much faster than when we were younger. … Continue reading →
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
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News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Jul 21

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  • 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 […]
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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/
  • May 8

    Progress on Sixth Circuit Vacancie

    Progress on Sixth Circuit Vacancie
    As we’ve previously noted, the Sixth Circuit currently has two vacancies, and will soon have a third, as Judge McKeague has already announced his plans to take senior status. Judge Amul Thapar of the Eastern District of Kentucky…
  • Apr 28

    Managing A Corporation Located In Michigan Can Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Managing A Corporation Located In Michigan Can Create Personal Jurisdiction
    In MAG IAS Holdings, Inc. v. Schmuckle (No. 16-1550), the Sixth Circuit issued its first published decision interpreting the reach of specific jurisdiction under Walden v. Fiore, 134 S. Ct. 1115 (2014).  The panel held that Walden stands…
  • Apr 27

    Split Panel of the Sixth Circuit Holds that Cat’s Paw Theory Applies to FMLA Retaliation Claim

    Split Panel of the Sixth Circuit Holds that Cat’s Paw Theory Applies to FMLA Retaliation Claim
                Last week in Marshall v. Rawlings, a split panel of the Sixth Circuit held that the cat’s paw theory of liability applies to FMLA retaliation claims.  In Marshall,…
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Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

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  • Jan 26

    tips merias wajah anak untuk hari kartini

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     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…
  • Dec 19

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     Kumpulan Type Rambut Sisi (Panjang, Layer, Sebahu, Lurus) Trend Anyar 2016Selamat datang kembali di situs (blog) kita, kita bakal memberi inrormasi utama mengenai Kumpulan Type Rambut Sisi yang bakal jadi trend anyar di th. 2016.…
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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...
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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…
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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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Valpo Law Blog

Valpo Law Blog

Covers recent cases and topics before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Authored by students at Valparaiso University Law School.

http://blogs.valpo.edu/law
  • Apr 8

    Legal Malpractice and Violations of Professional Rules Now Have Significant Bankruptcy Consequence

    Legal Malpractice and Violations of Professional Rules Now Have Significant Bankruptcy Consequence
    Azariah Jelks Juris Doctor Candidate, 2016 Valparaiso University Law Lawyers will now have more reasons to avoid committing malpractice. In Estate of Cora v. Jahrling, the Seventh Circuit held that a lawyer filing for bankruptcy could not…
  • Feb 28

    Even a Simple Contractual Mistake Can Lead to a Disastrous Outcome for Businesse

    Even a Simple Contractual Mistake Can Lead to a Disastrous Outcome for Businesse
    Elias Awaad Juris Doctor Candidate, 2016 Valparaiso University Law It is not uncommon for a business to rely on one manufacturer to provide them with a majority or a certain amount of one product to resell to the public. Often, these…
  • Feb 24

    Seventh Circuit’s Decision Discourages the Code of Silence

    Seventh Circuit’s Decision Discourages the Code of Silence
    By: Duke Truong J.D. Candidate, 2017 Valparaiso University School of Law Who can serve as witnesses in police brutality cases? On January 28, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals provided an answer with its decision in United…
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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: 1341

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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