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Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Feb 24

    Regulation Harms Business, Except When It Doesn’t

    Regulation Harms Business, Except When It Doesn’t
    In February 2017, President Trump approved action taken by congressional Republicans to repeal regulation affecting energy companies that conduct business in the United States.
  • Feb 24

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.17

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.17
    * Big scoop: here's what Merrick Garland is really up to. [Clickhole] * “I love the First Amendment. Nobody loves it better than me." ...and other lies the president told me. [Huffington Post] * Hey! Remember law school? Remember…
  • Feb 24

    Presidential Candidates Name Their Firms Whatever They Want

    Presidential Candidates Name Their Firms Whatever They Want
    "Yeah, about that name..."
Rank this Week: 4

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 24

    HRW calls on DRC to investigate alleged killings by soldier

    HRW calls on DRC to investigate alleged killings by soldier
    Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] called [press release] on Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officials Friday to investigate fully and impartially a video allegedly showing Congolese soldiers shooting and killing 13 alleged…
  • Feb 24

    Trump signs executive order to reduce regulation

    Trump signs executive order to reduce regulation
    US President Donald Trump signed [press release] an executive order [text] Friday that creates regulatory task forces in every federal agency to look through the regulations and determine which ones “are burdensome to the US…
  • Feb 24

    Denmark man indicted for burning Quran

    Denmark man indicted for burning Quran
    Prosecutors in North Jutland, Denmark [official website], pressed blasphemy charges [press release, in Danish] against a man on Wednesday for posting a video in which he burned a Koran. On Thursday the Danish Prosecution Service issued a…
Rank this Week: 12

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 14

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 23

    Disruptive and investigatory powers: HM government transparency report

    Disruptive and investigatory powers: HM government transparency report
    HM government transparency report 2017: disruptive and investigatory powers Ref: ISBN 9781474140942 Cm9420 PDF 1.2MB, 110 pages, “Information on the use, regulation and oversight of a wide range of disruptive and…
  • Feb 23

    WaPo – Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far

    WaPo – Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far
    “The Post and Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, are tracking more than 500 key executive branch nominations through the confirmation process. These positions include Cabinet secretaries, deputy and…
  • Feb 23

    The Archive Team announces effort to save Internet Movie Database

    The Archive Team announces effort to save Internet Movie Database
    The Archive Team (is not the Internet Archive): “The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to movies, television shows, actors, production crew personnel, video games and fictional characters…
Rank this Week: 32

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 23

    “College bro blames school for his drunken punching rampage”

    “College bro blames school for his drunken punching rampage”
    “A New Jersey man convicted of randomly punching fellow students at a Massachusetts university is now suing Endicott College, claiming the school was lax in enforcing underage drinking laws.” [Joshua Rhett Miller, New York Post]…
  • Feb 23

    Well, that didn’t work out as planned

    Well, that didn’t work out as planned
    “Judge tells Ohio village to pay back $3 million from traffic camera tickets” [AP] Tags: red light cameras Well, that didn’t work out as planned is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
  • Feb 23

    Gorsuch nomination roundup

    Gorsuch nomination roundup
    More on the nominee, starting with a Washington Post profile: How to read last year’s Garland precedent? [David Post, Jonathan Adler] Gorsuch “consistently applied established First Amendment protections” [Adam Liptak, New…
Rank this Week: 49

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Videos prepared for Hogan Lovells' celebration of the life of E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr. last Thursday are here.  We attended and enjoyed learning about this lion of the Washington bar. The Law Times has a series on the various sources of…
  • Feb 24

    Collings on Comparative Constitutional History

    Collings on Comparative Constitutional History
    Justin Collings, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, What Should Comparative Constitutional History Compare? University of Illinois Law Review (2017)Raymond Grew once observed that, ‘‘for many professional…
  • Feb 24

    Rady on Hungarian customary law

    Rady on Hungarian customary law
    We missed this book by Martyn Rady, UCL, out in 2015: Customary Law in Hungary: Courts, Texts, and the Tripartitum. From Oxford University Press: This is the first comprehensive treatment in any language of the history of customary…
Rank this Week: 56

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 60

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
  • Feb 13

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt
    Who would have ever thought that the combination of hosting a Super Bowl and dealing with the question of what to do with the Astrodome is teaching us a valuable lesson in economic trade-offs and the declining importance of the ……
  • Jan 19

    My Jeff Bagwell Story

    My Jeff Bagwell Story
    Astros legend Jeff Bagwell was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, something that I pointed out should have been a no-brainer over a decade ago. But Hall of Fame voting is not always rational or even well-informed, so ……
  • Jan 16

    Some of My Favorite Houston-Area Golf Hole

    Some of My Favorite Houston-Area Golf Hole
    One of my resolutions for 2017 is to blog more, so here we go. The video below contains photos that I’ve taken over the years of some of my favorite holes from about a dozen Houston-area golf courses that I’ve … Continue…
Rank this Week: 119

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Feb 17

    The Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

    The Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
    On January 31, 2017, President Trump announced that he had selected federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Many praised Trump on his nomination, citing…
  • Feb 3

    The Great Debate over Sanctuary Citie

    The Great Debate over Sanctuary Citie
    The term “sanctuary city” has been widely used in the great debate over immigration policy and protections. Opponents of sanctuary cities claim that policy protects undocumented immigrants from criminal prosecution, where…
  • Jan 20

    The Legalities of Amazon’s Echo

    The Legalities of Amazon’s Echo
    Recently, prosecutors involved in a 2015 Arkansas murder case have included Amazon’s Echo as technology-based evidence.The Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, connecting to the Alexa Voice Service to play music,…
Rank this Week: 131

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 157

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Damages Claims for Assault by Parents and Caregivers Upon Children

    Damages Claims for Assault by Parents and Caregivers Upon Children
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERA recent parliamentary bill in Ontario, the "Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act" brought changes to Ontario's Limitations Act, and removed virtually all time limits on bringing court claims…
  • Feb 23

    Setting Up or Updating Child Support Online in Ontario

    Setting Up or Updating Child Support Online in Ontario
    BY RACHEL SPENCE, LAW CLERKWouldn’t it be amazing if you could avoid going to Court to update or set up your child support payments? The Government of Ontario has made that an option for some, by setting up a user-friendly site found…
  • Feb 23

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday February 23, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.A…
Rank this Week: 163

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Jan 14

    Netflix, Voi Siete Stronzi

    Netflix, Voi Siete Stronzi
    Netflix announced that it is going to take action to prevent people from logging in through proxy servers. "In coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are,"…
  • Jan 13

    A Response To Marc: Institutions, Agendas, and the "Culture War"

    A Response To Marc: Institutions, Agendas, and the "Culture War"
    Earlier this week Marc asserted that Twitter is "taking a side in the culture war" wars by removing the identity-confirming blue check from the account of Milo Yiannopoulos, who is what we refer to these days as a personality, like an…
  • Jan 12

    Charlie Hebdo, One Year On

    Charlie Hebdo, One Year On
    It’s been just over a year since the Charlie Hebdo murders, and I thought it was time to do a little more than simply defy, although I do love that that was Ken’s way of commemorating the date. On January 7, 2015, a group of…
Rank this Week: 210

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Why CalExit will Never Happen

    Why CalExit will Never Happen
    California submit $100 billion dollar transporation wish while ignoring federal regulations. ______________________________ Check out my soccer blog Nutmegs & Stepover
  • Feb 8

    I'mmmmm Baaaccckkk

    I'mmmmm Baaaccckkk
    According to the information on this blog, it has been nearly 4 years since I posted here. So clearly the question is why now. Well, simple...Donald Trump was elect3d President and so many liberals, including many of my close friends an…
  • Mar 27

    The Procreation Question

    The Procreation Question
    When you talk to traditional marriage advocates, there is always the procreation question.  That is, allowing gays or lesbians to get married cannot lead to naturally conceived children.  If the only purpose of marriage in this…
Rank this Week: 291

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    New AI-Powered Patent Tool Helps Prepare Responses to Office Action

    New AI-Powered Patent Tool Helps Prepare Responses to Office Action
    A new tool being released today for patent lawyers and paralegals uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help prepare responses to office actions and then uses analytics to help predict how the case is likely to…
  • Feb 22

    News From Adobe: First Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signature, Plus New Functionality for Adobe Sign

    News From Adobe: First Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signature, Plus New Functionality for Adobe Sign
    asian woman hand holding tablet and using tablet in coffee shop with vintage toned. Last June, this blog reported on plans by Adobe and other industry groups, working through a group called the Cloud Signature Consortium, to build an open…
  • Feb 21

    Many U.S. Legal Newspapers Among Group Acquired By Japanese Company SoftBank

    Many U.S. Legal Newspapers Among Group Acquired By Japanese Company SoftBank
    Thirteen regional U.S. legal newspapers are among a group of newspapers that have been acquired by SoftBank Group Corp., the Japanese multi-national that also owns Sprint and that is known for its investments in the technology industry.…
Rank this Week: 307

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Dec 31

    What is meditation exactly?

    What is meditation exactly?
    I started seriously meditating about three years ago, so I feel like I can now confidently explain what meditation is. Basically, it’s a skill that you can learn (and then improve upon) by regular training. So what is the…
  • Dec 23

    Lotta love

    Lotta love
    I wish more people understood the meaning behind this song (and I wish I could play & sing it better 😉
  • Dec 16

    Promising a win is easier than delivering it

    Promising a win is easier than delivering it
    Some people talk a lot about winning. What is it they think is being “won”? And —more importantly— how are they going to win? What’s their approach? Some people are arrogant and reckless. Others have dignity…
Rank this Week: 322

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Apr 8

    Introducing the Friday Tech Fix

    Introducing the Friday Tech Fix
    I will wager that most of you don’t have a lot of time to keep up with the latest tech gadgets, apps, sites, and services. While I probably don’t have a lot of time for that either, I have come to recognize my tech addiction for…
  • Apr 8

    Back to Blogging, and a Pivot

    Back to Blogging, and a Pivot
    From the looks of it, this is my first official blog post in over 6 months, and only the second post in more than a year. From the days when I used to track law bloggers, I definitely qualify as an “inactive.” I’ve been…
  • Sep 14

    The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look

    The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look
    If you happened to be sleeping or otherwise absent last week, you may have missed that Apple announced a few products. Being an iPad fan, I was of course interested to see the much-rumored announcement of the iPad Pro, a much larger tablet…
Rank this Week: 346

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 357

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Feb 25

    Best Week, Worst Week: Expansion in Carroll County; Zirkin called out by a judge

    Best Week, Worst Week: Expansion in Carroll County; Zirkin called out by a judge
    A cooling and refrigeration parts manufacturer will be adding a little more to the Carroll County coffers soon with news this week of expansion and more jobs while a state senator goes on the defensive after disparaging comments from a…
  • Feb 24

    Traci L. Kodeck | HealthCare Access Md.

    Traci L. Kodeck | HealthCare Access Md.
    Leadership Maryland announced that Traci L. Kodeck, CEO at HealthCare Access Maryland, has been chosen to participate in the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local…
  • Feb 24

    RANDALL MARTIN, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

    RANDALL MARTIN, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND
    Criminal procedure — Hearsay — Excited-utterance exception After a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Randall Martin, Jr., appellant, was acquitted of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and convicted of…
Rank this Week: 379

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Eight Myths About Speeding in England and Wale

    Eight Myths About Speeding in England and Wale
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Speeding is the most common type of driving offence, with around one in seven motorists being caught driving over the speed limit every year. Some drivers are repeat…
  • Nov 16

    CerealOffers.com - A great site about breakfast cereals and their gifts over the year

    CerealOffers.com - A great site about breakfast cereals and their gifts over the year
    Heads-up for a great site about breakfast cereals and their various gifts over the years. It's at www.cerealoffers.com and is packed full of wonderful information and pictures of the boxes and the gifts which could be found inside.…
  • Oct 19

    Have You Been Hurt on the Job? A Post-Injury Checklist

    Have You Been Hurt on the Job? A Post-Injury Checklist
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Getting injured at a site of employment is a terrible thing to experience. Not only is the pain and embarrassment often difficult to bear, there are many legal…
Rank this Week: 459

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 482

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
  • Sep 3

    Six Great Movies About Addiction

    Six Great Movies About Addiction
    As some people know, I am in long-term recovery from both heavy alcohol and cocaine use. I am also in recovery from both anorexia and bulimia, all wrapped around a diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder. My sobriety date is April 8th 2007.
  • Aug 21

    Surgery and Addiction Recovery: Dangerous Bedfellow

    Surgery and Addiction Recovery: Dangerous Bedfellow
    Don’t be afraid of surgery because of an addiction past. Deal with the past right up front and have a plan that involves everyone in the chain. You can do it!
  • Jul 29

    The Greatest Gifts My Dog Gave Me

    The Greatest Gifts My Dog Gave Me
    My best friend of 14 years has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We called her Peanut. She was a rescue dog. A beagle mix.
Rank this Week: 517

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Feb 24

    DE ONVRIJWILLIGE ONTBINDING VAN RECHTSPERSONEN

    DE ONVRIJWILLIGE ONTBINDING VAN RECHTSPERSONEN
    Kan bij beschikking van de Kamer van Koophandel De regeling op grond waarvan de Kamer van Koophandel en Nijverheid de ontbinding van rechtspersonen kan bewerkstelligen is in Curaçao met ingang van 28 december 2016 sterk…
  • Feb 2

    EEN OVEREENKOMST MET HET LAND?

    EEN OVEREENKOMST MET HET LAND?
    Let op de Comptabiliteitsverordening 1989 Uit een kort gedingvonnis van 26 januari 2017 van het Gerecht in Eerste Aanleg te Aruba (ECLI:NL:OGEAA:2017:54) blijkt nog maar weer eens dat de overheid (in dit geval het Land Aruba) niet (zomaar) is…
  • Jan 18

    CONSULAR CORPS OF CURAÇAO GETS NEW BOARD

    CONSULAR CORPS OF CURAÇAO GETS NEW BOARD
    The CCC represents 33 countries A new Board of the Consular Corps of Curaçao was appointed at the recent annual general meeting. Karel Frielink, honorary consul of Germany, was appointed the new Dean. The other board members appointed…
Rank this Week: 529

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 540

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Feb 24

    Immigration Ban 101: Understanding Trump’s Executive Order

    Immigration Ban 101: Understanding Trump’s Executive Order
    Trump’s executive order on immigration has created mass confusion, waves of legal battles, and incited outrage across the nation.  In the chaos that ensued after the executive order dropped, legal professionals began filing…
  • Feb 23

    Retirement May Have to Wait After Trump’s Latest Executive Order

    Retirement May Have to Wait After Trump’s Latest Executive Order
    The presidential orders continue to come thick and fast from the Trump administration.  One of President Trump’s most recent orders, titled Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule, takes aim at deregulating those who invest…
  • Feb 22

    Abortion: Arkansas Law Hopes to Protect Father’s Right

    Abortion: Arkansas Law Hopes to Protect Father’s Right
    A new Arkansas law that will go into effect later this year will allow a husband to sue a doctor in order to stop his wife from getting an abortion. Known as the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, or “Act…
Rank this Week: 558

Al Nye The Lawyer Guy

Al Nye The Lawyer Guy

Thoughts and Observations from Al Nye.

http://www.alnyethelawyerguy.com/al_nye_the_lawyer_guy/
  • Jul 26

    I've Joined A Firm!

    I've Joined A Firm!
    Wondering why you haven't seen any posts lately? I've joined the law firm of Robinson, Kriger & McCallum. Come give their website a look: http://www.rkmlegal.com/info.php?sec=2&pid=49
  • Apr 29

    Do Your Divorce Right by Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy

    Do Your Divorce Right by Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy
    Do Your Divorce Right By Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy Tower Publishing $16.95 softcover, 377 pages, 978-0-9827955-3-8 (2011) This book should be required reading for all couples going through a contested divorce in Maine – it’s…
  • Apr 3

    Searsport Delighted To Have No New Busine

    Searsport Delighted To Have No New Busine
    As reported in the Portland Press Herald today, the town of Searsport appears delighted to reject a planned a 22 million-gallon liquid propane storage tank in town. This was going to be a $40 million terminal that I can only assume would…
Rank this Week: 612

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Feb 24

    House Bill 2295 – one more step against two heads.

    House Bill 2295 – one more step against two heads.
    Yesterday, Arizona took one more step toward reforming the way lawyers are regulated in the state. By a vote of 31-29, the Arizona House passed HB2295. This bill splits the State Bar of Arizona into two subsets. One preserves the mandatory…
  • Feb 12

    Pro bono survey rolls out – lawyers beware.

    Pro bono survey rolls out – lawyers beware.
    If the American Bar Association (ABA) is underwriting something — America’s lawyers be wary. This is the organization led a few years ago by an oblivious President with the stones to blame students for opting for law school in a…
  • Feb 7

    WA. Court nullification of member fee petition sets up constitutional challenge.

    WA. Court nullification of member fee petition sets up constitutional challenge.
    Kudos to State of Washington lawyers. They’re fighting the latest kick to their billfolds and keisters arising from a 141% licensing fee increase approved by the Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Board of Governors. Last…
Rank this Week: 613

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
  • May 3

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error
    That's right: unless you're having a heart attack or suffering from cancer, you may be better off not seeking medical care.  According to the Washington Post, the medical industry itself is the third leading cause of death.  In…
  • Apr 15

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?
    The California State Bar has warned attorneys for a long time:  don't handle homeowner mortgage foreclosures.  In fact, those warnings started in 1978 after our state Legislature. The warnings started in earnest in 2008-2009…
  • Apr 5

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?
    Cubicle workers can't imagine standing all day long at their job, but many bank tellers, shelf stockers, assembly line workers and a host of other employees do. Apparently, howver, some of those employees are tired of standing. Workers from…
Rank this Week: 616

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain…

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain English

Nolo.com's Podcast topics include estate planning, wills, trusts, divorces, contracts, hiring a lawyer, copyrights, trademarks, patents, personal injury, bankruptcy and more.

http://www.nolocast.com
Rank this Week: 619

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Nov 4

    It’s Been A Hell of A Campaign

    It’s Been A Hell of A Campaign
    It’s Election Day!!! For those of you who spent the last few months on another planet or in a coma or merely, like 60% of eligible voters, just willfully oblivious – Congratulations! You managed to spare yourself from one hell of…
  • Oct 31

    America Abroad: An Anecdotal Adventure

    America Abroad: An Anecdotal Adventure
    Growing up in the United States, there’s no question where our country stands in the world. We are the beacon of freedom shining across all free peoples of the world. Anywhere our light fails to glow is an irreparable damnation…
  • Oct 31

    If You Really Loved America…

    If You Really Loved America…
    If you asked the average American what makes the USA the greatest country in the world (it just is, OK? Don’t start!) I venture that high on most folks’ list would be that we’re a democracy, as in we have free and fair…
Rank this Week: 673

PunditMom

PunditMom

Covers law, adoption, culture & lifestyle, and politics.

http://www.punditmom.com/
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ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Feb 6

    Practising Law Institute Offering Free Webinar

    Practising Law Institute Offering Free Webinar
    The Practising Law Institute (PLI) is a non-profit organization that provides a wide variety of continuing legal education programming. PLI is offering some of its CLE webinars for free on timely topics, including the following programs:…
  • Feb 1

    Offer for Law Students from LearnLeo Research

    Offer for Law Students from LearnLeo Research
    LearnLeo is a new online research tool designed to make legal research and document drafting more efficient for legal writers. LearnLeo allows you to gather excerpts from any online resource (including fee databases like Westlaw and Lexis)…
  • Feb 1

    HeinOnline's YouTube Tutorial

    HeinOnline's YouTube Tutorial
    HeinOnline announced that it has placed its "how to" tutorials on YouTube. The videos cover the basics of searching and navigating HeinOnline, as well as how to get the most out of HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents library.
Rank this Week: 742

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

Life, law and the Internet - news, information and commentary from Rick Klau.

http://tins.rklau.com/
  • Oct 5

    My unconsciously biased address book

    My unconsciously biased address book
    The 20% problemEarlier this year, I cleaned up my contacts and became interested in what the gender split would look like for my address book. Not only was it no better than my Twitter experiment from last year, the numbers were exactly the…
  • Oct 1

    Using genderize.io to infer gender in a LinkedIn network

    Using genderize.io to infer gender in a LinkedIn network
    A month or so ago, I got to wondering whether there was any way to determine the gender of my LinkedIn network. Surprisingly, LinkedIn doesn't even ask for gender on sign-up, so I couldn't just pull the info directly from LinkedIn. And I…
  • Dec 4

    Google, plus our past = the future of photo

    Google, plus our past = the future of photo
    A couple years ago, I wrote about my first serious attempt to organize my family’s photos. 50,000 digital photos spanning more than a decade — scattered across multiple computers, phones, cameras, and hard drives. It…
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Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Feb 21

    Canadian Law Research in HeinOnline

    Canadian Law Research in HeinOnline
    Most people know that the HeinOnline subscription database is a great source of legal research materials from all over the world.  HeinOnline’s collection of legal primary and secondary sources from Canada is especially…
  • Feb 17

    852 RARE: Guest Blog – Molding the Legal Mind: The Notebooks of Harvard Law Student

    852 RARE: Guest Blog – Molding the Legal Mind: The Notebooks of Harvard Law Student
    Many of us would shudder to imagine a researcher 100 years from now poring over our college lecture notes, scribbled in spiral-bound notebooks or, more likely, typed up in hundreds of sporadically organized .docx files. Historical &…
  • Feb 14

    Jonathan Zittrain statement for the record on access to legal information

    Jonathan Zittrain statement for the record on access to legal information
    Today at 10am, a statement for the record from our faculty director and Vice Dean, Library And Information Resources, Jonathan Zittrain, will be part of House Judiciary Committee’s IP Subcommittee hearing on Judicial…
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Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
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FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Oct 21

    Prizmo

    Prizmo
    Prizmo is a scanning app for iPhone and iPad. It can export in multiple formats and even OCR a scan. Read more about it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 13

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS
    This US Department of Justice app allows for a quick and easy way to find law student interships and attorney jobs too. It's available for iOS now and coming for Android. You can find it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 2

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8
    iOS 8 has some cool new features, check them out here. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 860

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 10

    ABA Commission on Future of the Profession & ABA Vote on Bar Passage Proposal

    ABA Commission on Future of the Profession & ABA Vote on Bar Passage Proposal
    During the midyear meeting of the the American Bar Association  (ABA) held last week in Miami, several issues were considered which relate to legal education.  I will discuss two of those issues here: the creation of the Commission…
  • Jan 30

    AALS Statement on Executive Order Restricting Entry to U.S.A.

    AALS Statement on Executive Order Restricting Entry to U.S.A.
    Statement by the AALS Executive Committee on the Executive Order Restricting U.S. Entry for Certain Foreign Nationals Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2017) – The following is a statement by the members of the Association of American…
  • Jan 26

    What is a “Fact”? A “Story”?

    What is a “Fact”? A “Story”?
    In Washington D.C., on the GWU campus, there is a statue of a hippopotamus. A nearby sign explains that the statue was placed there because hippos once could be found in the Potomac. George and Martha Washington liked watching them from their…
Rank this Week: 913

Infinity Ranch

Infinity Ranch

Musings about the important things in life - law, politics, music, racing, soccer, etc.

http://infinityranch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Los Endo

    Los Endo
    I've come to a conclusion.After more than six years and 3100 posts, I've decided that the Ranch has run its course. In short, this will be the last post I make here. I'll leave the blog itself up as an archive (and a collection of useful…
  • Dec 31

    You Aughta See . . .

    You Aughta See . . .
    While I wrote about music back in the days before blogs, I never really did the same with movies. It wasn't due to lack of interest. A lot of lonely weekends in law school led to my development into a film fanatic. Thanks to Netflix, I've…
  • Dec 30

    You Aughta Hear . . .

    You Aughta Hear . . .
    Back in the days before blogs, I wrote album reviews. Nothing all that substantive, just gut reactions to whatever passed through my world. Ever since I started this blog I've occasionally popped off about music. So it only seems natural,…
Rank this Week: 938

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Feb 24

    Recall Issued for Little Tikes Pink Swing

    Recall Issued for Little Tikes Pink Swing
    Warmer weather is right around the corner, which means families will soon be spending a lot of time outside. Unfortunately, a popular toddler swing has recently been recalled due to safety concerns by Little Tikes and the U.S. Consumer…
  • Feb 24

    Poorly Designed Hospitals Are Making Us Sicker

    Poorly Designed Hospitals Are Making Us Sicker
    From poorly designed rooms that increase the chance of patients falling, to loud noises and a lack of privacy, some suggest that hospitals and how they’re designed might be making patients sicker. According to a New York Times article,…
  • Feb 24

    Lawsuit Filed Against Major Insulin Manufacturers Accused of Fixing Price

    Lawsuit Filed Against Major Insulin Manufacturers Accused of Fixing Price
    Insulin is one of those medications that is absolutely necessary for the continued health of millions of Americans. In fact, about six million of the 29 million Americans who live with diabetes require insulin just to stay alive.…
Rank this Week: 950

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 23

    The Supreme Court giveth but do they also take away?

    The Supreme Court giveth but do they also take away?
    As 2016 comes to an end and the presidency of Donald J. Trump about to begin, a lot of liberals I know are very worried about what the Supreme Court will do once President Trump appoints a successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. They…
  • Nov 9

    As I was saying...

    As I was saying...
    So we have been running this series on people who will never be President.  For the most part, we have been spot on.  But this post will need to get walked back at some point.  I can;t speak for Mr. Torvik but I promise to…
  • Oct 21

    One (or two, depending on how you count) moment of sanity does not change the fact that judicial elections are a bad idea.

    One (or two, depending on how you count) moment of sanity does not change the fact that judicial elections are a bad idea.
    I strongly believe that electing judges is a very bad idea. See e.g., here and here. Over at Slate, Robert J. Smith has an article about how two justices on the Kansas Supreme Court survived an attempt by death penalty…
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Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 1

    Lecture Capture Anyone?

    Lecture Capture Anyone?
    After several years of using portable audio recorders to record classes for students and Adobe Presenter to add narration to PowerPoint Presentations, Albany Law School has moved to the Panopto lecture capture system for these…
  • Jan 29

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?
    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Media Education, university students are not paying attention in class. They spend 20% of their time in class doing things on their digital devices that have nothing to do…
  • Oct 2

    Who Likes What?

    Who Likes What?
    Recently, Campus Technology polled hundreds of education professionals to ask them which products they think are truly the best. So here’s what they said (in Campus Technology’s first-ever higher education…
Rank this Week: 1123

BarclayBlog

BarclayBlog

Legal research updates from around the world and new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest. From Syracuse University College of Law.

http://bllsulaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn
    The economy continues to impact the traditional large law firm hiring cycle:A NY Times article focuses on 2Ls waiting for the chance to interview in the fall: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/business/26lawyers.html?em Some famous firms have…
  • May 4

    Movin' On

    Movin' On
    To my faithful readers: After many happyand productive years at the Barclay LawLibrary, I will be moving on to becomeExecutive Director of the Dewitt CommunityLibrary. This was a tough decision, but asa former library director always told…
  • Apr 26

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review
    The Legal Workshop is a new online legal journalthat seeks to disseminate legal scholarship to a broadaudience of readers. The new endeavor is produced bya consortium of academic law reviews: Stanford LawReview, New York University Law…
Rank this Week: 1154

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Covers Philippine laws and the legal system.

http://jlp-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1244

HuskerBlawgs

HuskerBlawgs

Nebraska law and trials. Published by Stan Sipple.

http://huskerblawgs.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
    Hi! How are you?I saw it on TV! http://crm.avistsecurity.com.au/such/say.php CNN said it really works!Stan, Stan Sipple, SippleSent from my iPhone
  • Dec 15

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
    Hi! How are you?Breaking news http://kesem-tours.co.il/only.php it works!Stan, Stan Sipple, SippleSent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
  • Sep 11

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple

    from Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
    How are you? http://azovschool5.ru/olf/passing.php Stan, Stan Sipple, Sipple
Rank this Week: 1280

First Impressions

First Impressions

Covers legal issues and news in Indiana. By Jennifer Mehalik of the Indiana Lawyer.

http://www.thinkfutureindiana.com/
  • Feb 3

    Your Indianapolis Networking Checklist

    Your Indianapolis Networking Checklist
    by Sam Von Tobel Love it or hate it, networking is a crucial part of growing the big picture as a business and the smaller picture as a professional. Sure, it can be a bit of a hassle and (if you aren’t the biggest extrovert in the…
  • Dec 21

    Technology Firm Adding High-Wage Jobs in Boone County

    Technology Firm Adding High-Wage Jobs in Boone County
    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (Dec. 8, 2016) – Clear Software, the market leader and sole provider of simplified business software, announced plans today to expand its operations in Boone County, creating up to 190 new high-wage jobs.…
  • Dec 21

    Minnesota-Based Steel Producer Doubling in Size at Port of Indiana

    Minnesota-Based Steel Producer Doubling in Size at Port of Indiana
    PORTAGE, Ind. (Dec. 15, 2016) – Ratner Steel Supply Company announced plans today to expand its operations at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in Portage, creating up to 37 new jobs by 2019. “Once companies choose to hire…
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The Law Insider

The Law Insider

Provides non-attorneys with information about the law.

http://www.thelawinsider.com/
  • Mar 5

    5 Reasons Data Security Training Should Matter to CTO

    5 Reasons Data Security Training Should Matter to CTO
    In 2014 alone, over 348 million identities were exposed through data breaches. On average, a data breach costs an organization $6.5 million dollars, up 11% from last year. In many companies, the responsibility for responding to…
  • Mar 5

    2016 California Employment Law Update

    2016 California Employment Law Update
    LawRoom has just released its 2016 California Employment Law Update —a free, self-paced online course available 24/7 that will save you hours of research and provide you with interactive summaries of California’s most…
  • Mar 5

    How Businesses and Individuals Are Responsible For Securing Personal Data

    How Businesses and Individuals Are Responsible For Securing Personal Data
    This is more than just bad passwords. Data security is as all-encompassing as the "Internet of Things," a phenomenon that makes it harder for you to unplug from the internet. Yet, your data is not as secure as you would hope. Recent…
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