Future Lawyer focuses on technology and the law. Specifically, the blogger identifies gadgets that lawyers (and everyone else) use and how they might impact/be impacted by the law. Half law-related, half plain old technology fun, Future Lawyer is a great read!
New Kid on the Hallwayhttp://newkidonthehallway.typepad.com/
Follow the life of a current law student as she makes her way from 0L to 3L and begins to study for the bar examination. Those considering applying to law school as well as current law students will learn many tips and tricks along the way.
May It Please the Courthttp://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
Blogger J.Craig Williams is an intensely passionate writer, having penned at least a little something every day for 25 years. That experience with the written word really shines through here, as each post crafted by this lawyer gleams with excellent prose. He focuses on relating the court-going life of a legal professional to his readers, discussing contemporary cases of note and his own experiences with judges, defendants and others.
Lawyers on Strikehttp://strikelawyer.wordpress.com/
This blog commences by stating a truth: how people perceive American legal practice, and the reality of it, are completely different ideas. Lawyers on Strike seeks to inject a bit more honesty into how the general public regards life in the law. It relates stories of injured, sympathetic plaintiffs being screwed by the court, lawyers' bar associations showing ineptitude. Anyone looking to look at the law through the retinae of those whose grapple with the system daily will be hooked in no time here.
Cato @ Libertyhttp://www.cato-at-liberty.org/
This scholarly blog is sponsored by the Cato Institute, a civil libertarian think tank dedicated to limited government, “individual liberty, free markets, and peace.” With daily entries the blog is a compelling resource for civil liberty expositions including religious speech in schools, the Transportation Security Administration’s security protocols, legal protections for citizen journalists recording on-duty law enforcement officers, and government searches.
This blog from the Maine Civil Liberties Union (MCLU), the ACLU’s Maine affiliate, features blogs from several members of the MCLU staff as well as guest bloggers. The blog posts feature MCLU’s resolute First Amendment court advocacy as well as discourses on criminal justice, national security, prisoner rights, privacy & technology, and racial justice.
The Torch - ACLU of Nevada Bloghttp://www.aclunv.org/blog
This engaging blog sponsored by the ACLU Nevada is subtitled, “Bringing Civil Liberties to Light,” and highlights the affiliate’s advocacy and protection of the right and liberties of Nevadans. Postings include essays on the organization’s successful litigation of complex First Amendment issues and unwavering dedication to securing the protections of the United States and Nevada constitutions as well as the federal Bill of Rights.
Cap City Libertyhttp://capcityliberty.blogspot.com/
Cap City Liberty is the blog of the Wisconsin affiliate of the ACLU and provides information and commentary on civil liberties issues in Madison and the state of Wisconsin. Voting rights are a prevailing topic, particularly in regards to the organization’s support and advocacy for the restoration of the right to vote for citizens with felony convictions who have been released from incarceration.
ACLU of Washington State Bloghttp://www.aclu-wa.org/blog
This engaging blog is sponsored by ACLU’S Washington State affiliate which boasts 20,000 members. Blog posts feature civil liberties issues that impact Washington state citizens, e.g. demanding the protection of privacy for highway toll payments and challenging the filtering of Internet access for adult public library patrons.
Committee to Protect Journalistshttp://www.cpj.org/blog/
This blog is sponsored by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonprofit organization formed by United States foreign correspondents and journalists. The CPJ is committed to the promotion of a free press worldwide and to defending the rights of journalists to freely report without fear of reprisal. The CPJ not only reports on abuses against the press through its blog site, but also intervenes when local or foreign correspondents are in jeopardy.
Subtitled, “Viewing the State with Disdain, No Matter Who is in Charge,” this blog is written by J.D. Tuccille, a civil liberties authority residing in Arizona. The blog covers a wide array of Constitution-related topics including drugs and prohibition, privacy, elections, free speech, and direct action.
First Amendment Coalitionhttp://www.firstamendmentcoalition.org/
The First Amendment Coalition is a nonprofit public interest organization. This blog presents topics in support of the organization’s commitment to advancing Free Speech and Free Expression while opposing government secrecy and censorship of all kind.
First Amendment Watchhttp://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/collection.aspx?item=First_Amendment_Watch_blog
This intriguing blog highlights the First Amendment basic freedoms (religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition) featured in news reports, commentary, legal cases, and other areas. It is operated by the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.
The Libertarian Alliance Bloghttp://libertarianalliance.wordpress.com/
This blog sponsored by the Libertarian Alliance, a British-based civil liberties think tank, is dedicated to “the principles of life, liberty, and property.” Top post titles include “The Five Rule of Propaganda…”; “Shutting Down English Civilization”; and “Review of the Atlas Shrugged Film.”
Written by Bill O’Connell, an active Tea Party member, this blog is intended as a call to action for increased citizen involvement in politics. Blog post titles include, “Social Security: Show Us the Money”; “John Boehner’s First Big Test”; and “It’s Time to Say Goodbye to the FCC.”
Philadelphia Freedom Bloghttp://phillyfreedom.blogspot.com/
This blog features timely political information, along with original essays and commentary emphasizing human rights, civil liberties, and social justice. The blog’s author, Mary Shaw, is a Philadelphia-based writer, activist, and former area coordinator for Amnesty International.
Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rightshttp://tjclcr.blogspot.com/2011/04/idea-and-childs-right-to-free-public.html
This compelling blog is sponsored by The University of Texas School of Law. The journal compiles and analyzes perspectives on civil liberties and civil rights from the legal community. Blog posts include “When Are Warrantless Car Searches OK?”; “Why Strict Construction and Originalism Cannot be a Moral Way of Interpreting the Constitution”; and “Speak English or Get Ticketed.”