Election Law

  • Non-Sequiturs: 01.14.15

    … * Judge really, really works hard to make classic rock references in this opinion. Guess he Can’t Get Enough of his Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy. [South Florida Lawyers] * Trouble in paradise? Well, no. But trouble in D.C.: American University law professor accuses George Washington Law of predatory poaching. [TaxProf Blog] * America should offer…

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  • UCLA Law Review Vol. 62, Issue 1

    … Funded Lawyers: How the Prison Litigation Reform Act, Casey, and Iqbal Combine With Implicit Bias to Eviscerate Inmate Civil Rights Tasha Hill 176 Proportional Voting Through the Elections Clause: Protecting Voting Rights Post-Shelby County Conner Johnston 236 …

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  • Non-Sequiturs: 01.06.15

    …. [Associated Press / Yahoo! News] * New dean at USC. Who is it? [USC Gould School of Law] * As the Supreme Court stares down the barrel of some highly political cases, will Chief Justice Roberts live up to his promise of non-partisanship? [Chicago Sun-Times] * Judge Richard Kopf reviews our own Mark Hermann’s book, The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing…

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  • A challenge to the Supreme Court’s recent election law decisions

    … will notice several citations in Rick's paper to my forthcoming Foreword in the NYU Journal of Law and Liberty, on the Supreme Court's orders docket. That should be out very soon; watch this space.] Will Baude is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and federal courts. His recent articles include Rethinking the Federal Eminent Domain Power, (Yale Law Journal, 2013), and Beyond DOMA: State Choice of Law in Federal Statutes, (Stanford Law Review, 2012). …

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  • Non-Sequiturs: 12.23.14

    …-O pudding pop to calm down. [Maynard Institute] * Should law clerks betray their bosses? The ethical dilemma of Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link). [The Volokh Conspiracy / Washington Post] * Toy guns… not so much a holiday staple these days. [Lawyers, Guns & Money] * Stephen Colbert’s lawyer, Trevor Potter, talks about life after…

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  • The Plight Of The Municipal Lawyer At Election Time

    … Ed. note: Please welcome new columnist Sam Wright (not his real name), who will be covering the world of public interest law. It’s hard out here for public interest lawyers. Need is high, funding is low, and it’s not uncommon for a legal services attorney with three hundred active cases to return from a day in court to find herself suddenly…

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  • Judge Loses Election, Vows To Ignore Result

    … of directly electing judges. And piecemeal reform may be a cure worse than the disease. When one state created a “hybrid system” with non-partisan executive appointments followed by “retention elections,” it concocted a process so convoluted that a state judge managed to lose an election on Tuesday and then flatly declared that she’s not giving up her…

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  • Non-Sequiturs: 11.03.14

    … Instapundit] * Things are bats**t insane — literally — at this Utah courthouse. [Gawker] * The D.C. Circuit gives the EPA its way on cross-state air pollution. [Breaking Energy] * Election monitors from the Justice Department: possibly coming to a jurisdiction near you (including Bergen County, New Jersey, where I grew up). [BuzzFeed] * Can…

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  • California Employers: Remember Voting Time Obligations and Poster

    … California Employers: Remember Voting Time Obligations and Poster I'm a bit late with this reminder: At least 10 days before the November 4 election, employers in California must post this notice. Employers also must give employees up to two hours off to vote if they are unable to vote outside of work hours. Here is information from the California Secretary of State about the law. …

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  • Non-Sequiturs: 10.27.14

    … trademark infringement. [Legal Cheek] * Crazy pro se guy slapped down in Canada. [Lowering the Bar] * While almost everyone else is seeing lower applications, USC Law saw a 5 percent bump. [USC Gould School of Law] * Stanford and Dartmouth in hot water over election law charges in Montana. Apparently piercing the imaginary veil of non-partisanship in judicial elections is the problem and not the whole idea of judicial elections in the first place. [Montana Standard] …

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