Court Forms Online Plus Toolkit

CourtTechBulletin

Courts everywhere should check out the Court Forms Online MassAccess project that was created and maintained by the Document Assembly Line Project at the Suffolk Law’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab in cooperation with the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s COVID-19 task force.

Putting the ‘Juvenile’ Back in Juvenile Court

The Crime Report

Juvenile court jurisdiction across the country should be based on a young person’s age at the time of their offense, Fitzgerald argues in a Boston Legal Studies research paper, entitled, “Put the Juvenile Back in Juvenile Court.” Photo by peretzpup via Flickr.

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US Supreme Court reform commission releases draft materials on membership, size of court

JURIST

US President Joe Biden’s commission to study proposed US Supreme Court reforms released draft materials Thursday addressing the membership and size of the court. . The commission then discussed the historical size of the Supreme Court and court-packing efforts.

Mobile Device Tools for Courts

CourtTechBulletin

Many courts and judicial systems have configured their websites for mobile/cell phone screen size. But many other courts have not. Court Website and Internet Projects Mobile Technology Public Access to Court Records Self-represented Litigant systems

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The Ultimate State Trial Court Research & Analytics Platform

Trellis offers state trial court records for legal research with analysis on judges, verdicts, opposing counsel, motions, dockets & legal issues. Discover how judges have ruled on similar motions, or gain insights on opposing counsel, prospects, or clients. Download the guide and request a demo.

US Supreme Court narrows double jeopardy protections

JURIST

The United States Supreme Court Monday issued its opinion in Denezpi v. In Denezpi , Merle Denezpi, a member of the Navajo tribe, pled guilty to an assault charge in the Court of Indian Offenses (CFR). Uncategorized Bureau of Indian Affairs Court of Indian Offenses Denezpi v.

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New York appeals court reinstates chokehold ban

JURIST

A New York Appellate Division court Thursday ruled to reinstate the state’s chokehold ban. In 2021, a trial court agreed, declared § 10-181 unconstitutionally vague and permanently banned enforcement of the law.

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All You Need to Know About Court Systems in Oregon

LegalReader

If you need to file a case in Oregon court, you should know a few things. First, you'll need to decide which court is the appropriate venue for your case. News & Politics Appeals Court appellate court circuit court circuit court of appeals court cases state's court system

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India dispatches: ‘Omicron has adversely affected the functioning of courts in the country’

JURIST

While 2021 saw many landmarks in the Indian judicial landscape, including appointment of nine justices to the Supreme Court with a prospective first woman Chief Justice of India, it was the reaction of the judiciary to the COVID-19 crisis that stands out as its highlight for the year 2021.

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Federal appeals court orders clarification on SB8 enforcement from Texas Supreme Court

JURIST

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Monday ruled that the Texas State Supreme Court must consider questions of enforcement of controversial abortion law SB8 before Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson can continue in federal court.

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India court rules Islamic call to prayer does not violate fundamental rights

JURIST

India’s Karnataka High Court Monday dismissed a petition challenging the contents of the Islamic call to prayer (Azaan). The court referred to its previous order and directed that musical instruments including loudspeakers, and PA systems shall not be allowed between 10 pm to 6 am.

Pakistan swears in its first woman Supreme Court Justice

JURIST

The Supreme Court of Pakistan swore in Ayesha Malik Monday as its first woman Justice. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan , women make up only about 17 percent of all judges in the nation and less than five percent of judges in the high courts.

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US federal judge finds Florida state court violated right to timely access court documents

JURIST

A US federal judge Friday found that a Florida state court violated Courthouse News Services’ First Amendment right to “timely access court documents.”. Once this court approves the state court’s plan, an injunction will be issued to direct compliance with the plan.

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Supreme Court Officials SHOCKED To Learn That Supreme Court Rules Apply To The Supreme Court

Above The Law

Marshal of the Supreme Court asks governors if they'd be willing to commit some grave constitutional violations among friends. The post Supreme Court Officials SHOCKED To Learn That Supreme Court Rules Apply To The Supreme Court appeared first on Above the Law.

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This and That in Court Technology - October 2021

CourtTechBulletin

Court Management Court Website and Internet Projects Public Access to Court Records Reminder Systems

A 50 State Court Covid-19 Operations List

CourtTechBulletin

The Justia legal information company has posted a compendium of state court Covid-19 operations in all 50 states. They write that “State court systems across the country have significantly altered their operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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UK Court of Appeal refuses stay in case involving removal of life support, ignoring UN request

JURIST

The UK Court of Appeal Monday denied to extend a stay in the Archie Battersbee case. On June 13, the High Court of England and Wales ruled for the NHS. On June 20, the Battersbee family appealed the decision to the Court of Appeal.

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US appeals court sends fossil fuel cases back to state court

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday sent lawsuits by six California cities and counties accusing ExxonMobil, Chevron Corp and other energy giants of fueling climate change back to state court after the US Supreme Court required the court reexamine the cases.

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Race and the Roberts Court

The Crime Report

Scholars have argued that the Supreme Court, under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, has applied a color-blind analysis to the law, churning out opinions that privilege white people, reinforce police power, and fortify carceral systems. Newsletter Top Race and Equity Supreme Cour

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US Supreme Court makes it harder for state prisoners to pursue ineffective assistance of counsel claims in federal court

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Monday ruled 6-3 in Shinn v. Ramirez that “a federal habeas court may not conduct an evidentiary hearing or otherwise consider evidence beyond the state-court record based on the ineffective assistance of state postconviction counsel.”

US appeals court upholds controversial Texas law restricting social media regulation of speech

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Friday ruled that Texas law HB 20 , which prohibits social media platforms from censoring users “based on viewpoint” and requires them to release biannual transparency reports, is constitutional.

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US Supreme Court adds controversial election case to October 2022 docket

JURIST

The US Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a controversial election case which deals with an emerging legal theory based on the elections clause of the US Constitution. harper North Carolina Supreme Court US Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Arizona Eliminates Peremptory Challenges

EvidenceProf Blog

The Supreme Court of Arizona has taken the landmark step of eliminating peremptory challenges from jury selection in both civil and criminal cases. So, what does this mean, and why did the court do it?

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A Virtual Court Counter and More in East Lansing Michigan

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Image use rights from PXhere.com [link] Our favorite fans of film noir , NCSC Tiny Chatters DanielHirsch and Zach Zarnow brought to our attention the virtual court counter , in the Michigan District Court 54B.

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Self-Help Information by the Courts in 2021

CourtTechBulletin

We were curious as to the status of online court help to the self-represented litigants as a good 2021 year-end wrapup article for the CTB? Colorado courts have a dedicated page for "Efiling for Non-Attorneys" at: [link] There are links to forms and video/written tutorials listed.

US Supreme Court declines prison employee qualified immunity case

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Thursday declined to consider whether jail officials who “respond unreasonably” to “obvious risk” are protected by qualified immunity. A trial court held that defendants Law, Cogdill and Brixey were not entitled to qualified immunity.

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Michigan appeals court rules state AG cannot enforce abortion ban, local prosecutors can

JURIST

A Michigan Court of Appeals Monday ruled that the state Attorney General cannot enforce Michigan’s dormant abortion ban but local county prosecutors can. The case stems from a Michigan Court of Claims order from May 17. wade state court

India court grants bail to journalist arrested over 2018 tweet

JURIST

The Delhi Sessions Court Friday granted bail to journalist Mohammed Zubair who was arrested on June 27 for a 2018 tweet that allegedly hurt religious sentiments and promoted enmity. The post India court grants bail to journalist arrested over 2018 tweet appeared first on JURIST - News.

US Supreme Court reverses Wisconsin court ruling on legislative maps

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Wednesday reversed a decision by Wisconsin’s Supreme Court selecting state legislative districts drawn by the governor while also allowing the use of the governor’s congressional district map. The Court’s action today is unprecedented.

US Judicial Conference endorses free public access to court documents on PACER

JURIST

The Judicial Conference of the United States ‘ Tuesday released its March meeting notes which endorsed a proposal to provide free public access to court documents on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service.

Julian Assange appeals decision permitting US extradition to UK Supreme Court

JURIST

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed an appeal Thursday to challenge a decision of the London High Court of Justice, which opened the door for his extradition to the US on charges of spying. If the appeal is granted, the case will be heard at the UK Supreme Court.

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US Supreme Court denies Bayer appeal of weed killer cancer suit

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Tuesday denied Bayer AG’s appeal of a $25 million judgment against it from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Supreme Court denied Bayer’s petition for a writ of certiorari without comment.

US Supreme Court blocks order directing Yeshiva University to recognize LGBTQ student club

JURIST

Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the US Supreme Court Friday passed an injunction on a New York trial court’s order directing Yeshiva University to recognise “Pride Alliance” as official student club.

US Supreme Court justices say court should decide whether religious organizations can discriminate against diverse faiths

JURIST

US Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas wrote a six-page concurring opinion for the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari Monday in Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission v. The court then remanded the case to a lower court for further proceedings.

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US Supreme Court blocks Biden administration policy to limit deportation

JURIST

The US Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a Biden administration immigration policy. The states of Texas and Louisiana brought a lawsuit challenging this memorandum, which led to US District Court for the Southern District of Texas Judge Drew Tipton vacating the memorandum in June.

US Supreme Court to hear Quiet Title Act statute of limitations case

JURIST

The US Supreme Court announced Monday it would hear Wilkins v. A jurisdictional rule is one that must be followed within the exact letter of the law, with no power for the court to hear a complaint unless it strictly adheres.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black woman to serve on US Supreme Court

JURIST

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on Thursday became the first Black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court Justice. ” Justice Jackson will have an official investiture once the Supreme Court is back in session in October 2022.

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