Election Law

    • Judge Loses Election, Vows To Ignore Result

      Everyone’s heard about the dangers of popularly elected judges. At least twice a year there’s an article or study concluding that the decision to hand over the judiciary to mostly uninformed voters and unfettered campaign spending creates notorious sites of corruption. But by and large, states just refuse to let go of the quirky practice of directly electing judges.

      Joe Patrice/ Above the Law- 1 readers -
    • Non-Sequiturs: 11.03.14

      * Floridian women lawyers got their wish: Bad Judge, plagued by bad ratings, is getting canceled. [Daily Business Review] * A round-up of write-ups about today’s oral arguments in the Israel / Jerusalem passport case. [How Appealing] * Interesting reflections from Professor Glenn Reynolds on the controversial catcalling video.

      David Lat/ Above the Law- 1 readers -
  • 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

    … * After being temporarily suspended as part of “Porngate” for trafficking in “highly demeaning portrayals of members of various segments of the population, including women, elderly persons, and uniformed school girls,” Seamus McCaffrey retires from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. [Philadelphia Daily News] * A group of women lawyers in Miami has…

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  • Non-Sequiturs: 10.20.14

    … to be killed by Ebola, even if you were in the same bridal shop.” [Cleveland.com] * Chanel is suing What About Yves for trademark infringement. The question Professor Colman asks is whether “we really want a trademark ‘protection’ regime in which mark ‘owners’ can prevent creative, non-confusing uses of ‘their property.'” [Law of Fashion] * One…

    Joe Patrice/ Above the Lawin Florida- 2 readers -
  • Morning Docket: 10.20.14

    … who was convicted for planting drugs in a school volunteer’s car, was sentenced to serve six months in jail. His law license will likely be suspended (just like his wife’s was). [OC Weekly] * Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev isn’t doing well in court, and his trial hasn’t even started yet. Motions to dismiss his case and to suppress evidence were denied. [National Law Journal] …

    Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Lawin Texas- 2 readers -
  • Morning Docket: 10.15.14

    … Amal Alamuddin Clooney * The Fifth Circuit is allowing the Texas voter ID law to be enforced during the upcoming election, even though it was recently struck down by a federal judge. After all, “preserving the status quo” is very important down south. [Bloomberg] * We suppose that’s why the Supreme Court stepped in to make sure…

    Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Lawin Texas- 2 readers -
  • Non-Sequiturs: 10.03.14

    … against black voters and be done with it. Just tell us the rules so we can start the GOTV campaigns. [Election Law Blog] * Former Manhattan Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa gets a year in jail for purchasing a sham marriage to gain citizenship. The “for citizenship” part is what got her, because lots of politicians are in sham marriages. [Journal News…

    Elie Mystal/ Above the Law- 2 readers -
  • What’s the irreparable injury to Wisconsin?

    … makes it troubling that the panel doesn’t address it, even to mention the third possibility. 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). …

    Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 2 readers -
  • Why Do Conservative Justices Hate Voters?

    … Every law talkin’ guy is weighing in on the Supreme Court’s decision to restrict early voting in Ohio. The decision broke down 5-4, along predictable party lines. The same five justices who gave corporations a blank check to buy elections, the same five justices who decided to declare racism over in the South, decided to stay the restriction…

    Elie Mystal/ Above the Law- 3 readers -
  • Supreme Court stays injunction against changes in Ohio voting rules

    … of nighttime early voting. Here are early reports from SCOTUSBlog, the Columbus Dispatch and the Post’s Robert Barnes. At Election Law Blog, Rick Hasen comments: while the Court did not offer a reason for its order today, it is very likely that the conservative Supreme Court majority did not believe in the very expansive views of equal protection…

    Jonathan H. Adler/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 2 readers -
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