Future Now Certain for Oyez SCOTUS Archive; Finds New Home at Cornell’s LII – Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites

In 1996, Jerry Goldman, then a professor at Northwestern University, assembled a few dozen recordings of Supreme Court arguments and made them available through a website originally called The Oyez Project. Today Oyez, as it is now known, has grown to become the authoritative source for all of the Supreme Court’s audio since the court first installed a recording system in 1955, as well as an extensive archive of related resources. But with Goldman retiring this month from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where Oyez is now run, the site’s future was in question.

That question has now been answered as the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, the legal resource site Justia, and Oyez announced that Oyez will move to the LII as its new home, with infrastructure and technical support from Justia, which had already been quietly supporting the Oyez site for several years.

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Law Day 2016 Highlights Miranda Rights | United States Courts

Law Day 2016 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landmark Miranda v. Arizona decision, focusing on its critical importance to the rights of individuals in custody, and how the ruling is applied to juveniles.

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Schoenefeld v. State of New York

Full Text of Decision.

The court upheld N.Y. Judiciary Law § 470, requiring nonresident attorneys to maintain offices in New York State. Noting that more than 20,000 NYSBA members reside or practice outside the state, President David P. Miranda formed a working group to review the decision.

NFL v. NFL Players Association, 15-2801 (L)

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“Our role is not to determine for ourselves whether Brady participated in a scheme to deflate footballs or whether the suspension imposed by the Commissioner should have been for three games or five games or none at all,” Parker said in NFL v. NFL Players Association, 15-2801 (L). “Nor is it our role to second-guess the arbitrator’s procedural rulings. Our obligation is limited to determining whether the arbitration proceedings and award met the minimum legal standards established by the Labor Management Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. §141 et seq.

“Our review of the record yields the firm conclusion that the Commissioner properly exercised his broad discretion to resolve an intramural controversy between the League and a player,” he continued.

In dissent, Judge Robert Katzmann said “the lack of any meaningful explanation in the commissioner’s final written decision convinces me that the commissioner was doling out his own brand of industrial justice.

“It is ironic that a process designed to ensure fairness to all players has been used unfairly against one player,” he added.

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202755885437/Circuit-Reinstates-Bradys-Deflategate-Suspension#ixzz46xNhN8f8

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Pace Criminal Justice Blog — Recent #NYCA Decisions: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Pace Criminal Justice Blog has posted a new item, ‘Recent #NYCA Decisions:

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel’

The New York Court of Appeals has been busy on the criminal procedure front.

Last month it decided several cases, including three that addressed the issue

of ineffective assistance of defense counsel. In one, the court held that

counsel had been ineffective in failing to move to suppress a gun. In the second

and third, the […]

You may view the latest post at

http://pcjc.blogs.law.pace.edu/2016/04/21/recent-nyca-decisions-ineffective-assistance-of-counsel/

Public Comment Period for Pesticide SPDES General Permit Renewal- NYS DEC

The draft renewal of the SPDES General Permit for Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters of New York from Pesticide Applications (GP-0-16-005) and Fact Sheet are available for public review. The Pesticide SPDES General Permit will authorize point source discharges to, in or over surface waters of New York State from the application of New York State registered pesticides labeled for aquatic uses in accordance with Environmental Conservation Law and the Clean Water Act.

Written comments on the draft general permit will be accepted until close of business on May 20, 2016. View the April 20 Environmental Notice Bulletin for instructions on how to comment.

Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward – The Washington Post

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A federal appeals court in Richmond has ruled that a transgender high school student who was born as a female can sue his school board on discrimination grounds because it banned him from the boys’ bathroom.

Read entire Washington Post article here.

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In a 2-to-1 decision, the 4th Circuit ordered a lower court to rehear the student’s claims that the Gloucester County, Va., school board’s bathroom policies — which restrict transgender students to using a separate unisex bathroom — violate federal law. The judges also ruled that the lower court should reconsider a request that would have allowed Grimm to use the boys’ bathroom at Gloucester High School while the case is pending.

Read full text of decision here.

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