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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/
  • Mar 30

    Crazy Law Firm Vid Or Action Movie Trailer? You Decide.

    Crazy Law Firm Vid Or Action Movie Trailer? You Decide.
    You've got to see this over-the-top, wacky law firm ad that looks more like an Ocean's 11 sequel. Was it intentional or tongue-in-cheek? Who cares! It's awesome.
  • Mar 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.30.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.30.15
    * Prospective presidential candidate and perennial president of the Elie Mystal Fan Club Mike Huckabee is proposing term limits for Supreme Court justices. Funny how this became a conservative cause célèbre as soon as the polls…
  • Mar 30

    Publicly Traded Marijuana Companies: Buyer Buzzkill

    Publicly Traded Marijuana Companies: Buyer Buzzkill
    Do your due diligence before making a private marijuana investment, and do the same before you invest in any publicly traded marijuana company.
Rank this Week: 3

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Mar 30

    Colorado AG asks Supreme Court to throw out marijuana case

    Colorado AG asks Supreme Court to throw out marijuana case
    [JURIST] Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman [official website] on Friday filed a brief [motion, PDF] urging the US Supreme Court [official website] to throw out a lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma challenging Colorado’s marijuana…
  • Mar 30

    Israel law center petitions DOJ to prosecute Hama

    Israel law center petitions DOJ to prosecute Hama
    [JURIST] The Israel Law Center [advocacy website] released a complaint [text, PDF] on Friday asking the US Department of Justice to prosecute several Hamas leaders for their involvement in the attack on Israel’s Ben Gurion International…
  • Mar 30

    ICTY orders Serbian nationalist Seselj to return to court

    ICTY orders Serbian nationalist Seselj to return to court
    Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Monday that Serbian leader Vojislav Seselj violated conditions of his provisional release and must return to the…
Rank this Week: 11

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Mar 30

    Pao-Kleiner Juror Explains ‘Mistake’ With Original Vote

    Pao-Kleiner Juror Explains ‘Mistake’ With Original Vote
    The juror who threw a much-watched Silicon Valley courtroom drama into chaos on Friday by changing his vote during the verdict says he simply “made a mistake."
  • Mar 30

    Unpacking Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law’

    Unpacking Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law’
    After a firestorm of criticism aimed at a new religious-freedom law, Indiana legislative leaders are heading back to the drawing board, to clarify the law so that it can't result in discrimination, including denial of services to gays…
  • Mar 30

    McDonald’s Labor Liability Dispute Goes Before Judge

    McDonald’s Labor Liability Dispute Goes Before Judge
    An attorney for McDonald’s Corp. told a federal administrative judge the company is a victim of a union-orchestrated attack on its brand, as legal proceedings got under way in a labor dispute that could upend the relationship between…
Rank this Week: 14

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 30

    The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy

    The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy
     Economics & Statistics Administration, Department of Commerce. By William Hawk, Regina Powers, Economists, and Robert Rubinovitz Deputy Chief Economist Economics and Statistics Administration Office of the Chief Economist. ESA Issue…
  • Mar 30

    The Liquidation of Government Debt

    The Liquidation of Government Debt
    The Liquidation of Government Debt, Carmen M. Reinhart and M. Belen Sbrancia. IMF Working Paper. January 21, 2015. “High public debt often produces the drama of default and restructuring. But debt is also reduced through financial…
  • Mar 30

    Public Sector Unions & the First Amendment after Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

    Public Sector Unions & the First Amendment after Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
    Tang, Aaron, Public Sector Unions & the First Amendment after Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (March 28, 2015). New York University Law Review, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2586491…
Rank this Week: 34

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: 55

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Digital Asian Legal History

    Digital Asian Legal History
    Looking for great websites on the legal history of Asia? Here are some favorites from scholars working on the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia.For websites that cut across Asia (often with an imperial focus), check…
  • Mar 30

    Cushman's "Clerks of the Four Horsemen," Part II

    Cushman's "Clerks of the Four Horsemen," Part II
    Speaking of judicial clerks, Barry Cushman, Notre Dame Law School, has posted the second and concluding installment of The Clerks of the Four Horsemen, which appears in the Journal of Supreme Court History.  This installment is 40…
  • Mar 30

    Early Female Law Clerks of the DC Circuit

    Early Female Law Clerks of the DC Circuit
    Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy (credit)Good on the editorial board of the Ohio State Law Journal for dedicating a recent issue to Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy.  She commenced an illustrious legal and judicial career by becoming one of the…
Rank this Week: 59

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 30

    Jury rules against Ellen Pao; fees fail to shift

    Jury rules against Ellen Pao; fees fail to shift
    A San Francisco jury has found no improper gender discrimination or retaliation by Kleiner Perkins and returned a defense verdict in Ellen Pao’s high-profile lawsuit [Mashable, Roger Parloff/Fortune (noting judge’s evidentiary…
  • Mar 29

    “Federal judge scolds BigLaw lawyers for ‘behemoth pleadings’ and ‘prolixity'”

    “Federal judge scolds BigLaw lawyers for ‘behemoth pleadings’ and ‘prolixity'”
    “A federal judge in Manhattan is ordering lawyers in a United Parcel Service lawsuit to file new pleadings that are short and plain, in keeping with Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. … UPS ‘launched its…
  • Mar 29

    Crime and punishment roundup

    Crime and punishment roundup
    “Felony murder: why a teenager who didn’t kill anyone faces 55 years in jail” [Ed Pilkington, Guardian] Crime largely missing from urbanist discussion but might actually be more important than streetcars [Urbanophile]…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Mar 20

    Driving While Intoxicated: Prescription Drugs, Recliners, Wheels, and Hoove

    Driving While Intoxicated: Prescription Drugs, Recliners, Wheels, and Hoove
    We all know that drinking and driving is a serious and dangerous offense. But it may surprise you that drivers are being charged with DWI for taking prescription drugs while riding bicycles, horses, and yes Segways. In this episode of Lawyer…
  • Mar 6

    Same Sex Marriage: Civil Right or State Right?

    Same Sex Marriage: Civil Right or State Right?
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Harry Mihet from Liberty Counsel, Elliot Mincberg from People For the American Way, and Professor Ronald Krotoszynski from the University of Alabama School of Law. Together they…
  • Feb 20

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews attorney and author of Robots Are People Too John Weaver, researcher and writer for Michigan Auto Law Todd Berg, and litigator and author of Motorista Anna Eby. Together…
Rank this Week: 125

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Mar 24

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
Rank this Week: 153

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    140Law - Leading Legal Headlines For The Week of March 23, 2015

    140Law - Leading Legal Headlines For The Week of March 23, 2015
    Here are the recent legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Ghomeshi case put over to April 28 Former American Apparel CEO Dov Charney seeks $40M in damages after ousterCalifornia acts to reject lawyer's 'bullets to the head'…
  • Mar 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of March 16, 2015

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of March 16, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio agrees to sanctions for contempt of court Jewish summer camp which barred boy appears to be acting within its rightsTarget proposes to pay $10M to…
  • Mar 20

    Late Lawyers (and Other Musings)

    Late Lawyers (and Other Musings)
    New York City’s embattled, progressive mayor, Bill de Blasio, has in rapid order acquired a bit of a reputation for failing to arrive on time. His tardy tendencies have even launched a new cottage industry in the press, the “De…
Rank this Week: 162

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Mar 23

    Why Mean Blockbots Probably Aren't Defamatory, With Two Caveat

    Why Mean Blockbots Probably Aren't Defamatory, With Two Caveat
    Recently some Twitter users have asserted that they are being defamed by Twitter "block bots." It's easy to block people manually on Twitter, unless you want to block a whole lot of them. Various cultural and political conflicts online have…
  • Mar 17

    The Thin Blue Line of Entitlement

    The Thin Blue Line of Entitlement
    Something unnatural is happening in Portland, and Police Union President Daryl Turner isn't going to put up with it. The proper order of things is upended. Black is white and white is black, cats and dogs cohabit. Madness! A judge has…
  • Mar 16

    Nobody, Including Tom Cotton, Knows What Tom Cotton Is Saying About "Corruption of the Blood"

    Nobody, Including Tom Cotton, Knows What Tom Cotton Is Saying About "Corruption of the Blood"
    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is in the news this month. For reasons that passeth understanding he's been offered up as a spokesperson for the 47 Republicans who wrote a letter to Iran. Today I noticed a number of links to 2013 reports asserting…
Rank this Week: 206

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

Podcast covering recent developments in New Jersey and Federal law. From Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Divorce Mediation: Utilizing Attorney Resources during the Divorce Proce

    Divorce Mediation: Utilizing Attorney Resources during the Divorce Proce
    With Court backlogs and increasing costs of litigation, many individuals are utilizing the mediation process to resolve their divorce issues. As an attorney that has been trained in alternative dispute resolution, I believe that with the…
  • Mar 27

    Tax Issues in Divorce: Real Estate Itemization Credit

    Tax Issues in Divorce: Real Estate Itemization Credit
    With the April 15th tax filing deadline quickly approaching, I am beginning to see an increase of the tax-related issues arise in my client’s cases.  The right of either of the parties to claim itemized deductions associated with…
  • Mar 24

    Landlord Wins Lawsuit Due To Good Lease and Procedures – Tenant Barred From Relitigating Issue

    Landlord Wins Lawsuit Due To Good Lease and Procedures – Tenant Barred From Relitigating Issue
    The New Jersey Appellate Division recently issued an unpublished decision that shows that good leases and procedures can help landlords prevent problems as well as make and save money. Rondell L. Thurman, Et Al vs. Lindenwold Center LLC.,…
Rank this Week: 231

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    A Series of Podcasts Recorded at Above the Law’s Converge Conference

    A Series of Podcasts Recorded at Above the Law’s Converge Conference
      At the March 18 Converge conference sponsored by Above the Law, the Legal Talk Network recorded a series of podcasts featuring interviews with the speakers and with the ATL editors. I hosted several of the interviews and four of the…
  • Mar 27

    Mass. Becomes 14th State to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence

    Mass. Becomes 14th State to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence
    I write recently that 13 states had adopted the ethical duty of technology competence reflected in 2012 amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Well, make it 14. Today, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ordered…
  • Mar 26

    Best Legal Products — And Best Non-Existent Product

    Best Legal Products — And Best Non-Existent Product
    At her Dewey B. Strategic blog, Jean O’Grady took an unscientific but nonetheless fascinating poll of her readers to ask them about the best new products they became aware of in 2014. She also asked them about the products or services…
Rank this Week: 308

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

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

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 27

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."
    Roger Simon argues that those among the gay/lesbian community who seek to get married are just as bourgeois as those middle class heterosexuals who want to get married.  These are people who are committed to what Simon…
  • Mar 26

    More on Gay Marriage

    More on Gay Marriage
    I have posted a few pieces on gay marriage on this site and including one before the election on the parade of horribles that a fair number of social conservatives raise when it comes to the issue.  If you are looking for one guy's…
Rank this Week: 348

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Mar 16

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman has a description of the process that goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool…
  • Mar 1

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman’s description of the process goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and…
  • Feb 23

    Hidden agony

    Hidden agony
    Have you ever come face-to-face with someone suffering from disturbing voices, crazy thoughts that won’t go away? Odds are you have. But you wouldn’t notice unless they’re totally crazy… and speak those thoughts out…
Rank this Week: 387

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    New Techniques In Oral Advocacy

    New Techniques In Oral Advocacy
    Jill Barton, University of Miami School of Law, has published Oral Advocacy in 90 Seconds: Turning Fear into Fun at Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 115 (2014). Here is the abstract.Oral Advocacy in 90 Seconds: Turning Fear…
  • Mar 30

    The Law Must Not Only Be Done, But Be Seen To Be Done

    The Law Must Not Only Be Done, But Be Seen To Be Done
    Jordan M. Singer, New England Law School, is publishing Judges on Demand: The Cognitive Case for Cameras in the Courtroom in volume 115 of the Columbia Law Review Sidebar (2015). Here is the abstract.In 2011, the federal district courts…
  • Mar 30

    Flat-Out Fascinating

    Flat-Out Fascinating
     From Nick Sousanis, something special. Dr. Sousanis (Columbia, Ed.D. 2014)  has transformed his one-of-a-kind dissertation (Columbia, 2014) into a monograph examining comics and graphics in culture.Description from HUP's…
Rank this Week: 394

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?

    Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?
    Way back in 2008, Dennis Kennedy and I wrote The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together – hard to believe it has been 7 years since we wrote that book! We recently decided to revisit…
  • Jan 5

    Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?

    Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?
    At this time of year, every year, you can count on a regular deluge of articles on New Year’s Resolutions, “getting a fresh start,” and all types of advice to suggest that everything you did last year was a failure, and…
  • Dec 1

    Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard

    Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard
    For years, I have used (and recommended) two Bluetooth keyboards, primarily when I am using my iPad. I tend to use Apple’s Wireless Keyboard more; it’s reasonably thin and light, and I like that it’s a full-size…
Rank this Week: 419

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Focus On: Reasons Why Will Writing Is Important for Everybody

    Focus On: Reasons Why Will Writing Is Important for Everybody
    Brought to you by our friends at Vincents Solicitors Dying without a will – or intestate – is an unfortunately common problem. As of 2014, 48% of the UK’s 64 million population had not made a will. This represents at…
  • Mar 16

    What You Need To Know About the New Drug Driving Law

    What You Need To Know About the New Drug Driving Law
    Brought to you by our friends at Barlow Robbins Solicitors Despite the zero-tolerance approach to drink-driving that the law has long taken, drug driving law has always been noticeably less comprehensive. Perhaps due to the higher numbers…
  • Mar 13

    Great new app: Laundrapp

    Great new app: Laundrapp
    Brought to you by our friends at Laundrapp Like it or not, appearances matter and nowhere is that more true than in the legal profession. Unfortunately, hard work is equally essential – but who has time to make sure their shirts are…
Rank this Week: 469

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Mar 30

    Frosh joins opponents of offshore drilling plan

    Frosh joins opponents of offshore drilling plan
    Attorney General Brian Frosh Monday became the latest Maryland official to oppose federal plans to open up the Atlantic Region’s Outer Continental Shelf to oil and gas exploration.
  • Mar 30

    High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring

    High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a North Carolina sex offender should have another chance to challenge an order that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet around the clock and for the rest of his life.
  • Mar 30

    Judge: Officers can’t be videotaped at internal affairs’ interview

    Judge: Officers can’t be videotaped at internal affairs’ interview
    The Montgomery County Department of Police last fall installed cameras to tape interrogations of officers in Internal Affairs Division investigations. But the department may never get a chance to use the equipment after a county judge ruled…
Rank this Week: 488

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
Rank this Week: 521

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Mar 27

    LIABILITY OF A TRUST DIRECTOR

    LIABILITY OF A TRUST DIRECTOR
    No lighter liability system The National Ordinance on the supervision of Trust Service Providers (Landsverordening toezicht trustwezen) does not provide anything with regard to the liability of trust offices (a.k.a. management services…
  • Mar 25

    REVOCATION OF A RESOLUTION TO DISSOLVE A LEGAL ENTITY

    REVOCATION OF A RESOLUTION TO DISSOLVE A LEGAL ENTITY
    The Supreme Court formulated stringent conditions On 9 December 2014 the Dutch Supreme Court pronounced a ruling (ECLI:NL:HR:2014:3677; JOR 2015/33) which is also relevant to the law of the Caribbean (Is)lands of the Kingdom. On the…
  • Mar 17

    AANSPRAKELIJKHEID NIEUWE VENNOOT

    AANSPRAKELIJKHEID NIEUWE VENNOOT
    Hoge Raad schept duidelijkheid De Landsverordening personenvennootschappen van Curaçao (1 januari 2012) en St. Maarten (1 april 2014) noemt twee hoofdvarianten van de personenvennootschap: de openbare vennootschap en de stille…
Rank this Week: 532

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: 534

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Mar 30

    California Lawyer Proposes to Kill All Homosexual

    California Lawyer Proposes to Kill All Homosexual
    Matt McLaughlin’s anti-gay ballot measure proposal is so extreme it almost seems like a parody of same-sex marriage proponents. At least, I hope it’s a parody. The idea that McLaughlin’s proposal might be serious is…
  • Mar 20

    Did the Execution of Cecil Clayton Violate the 8th Amendment?

    Did the Execution of Cecil Clayton Violate the 8th Amendment?
    Cecil Clayton, 74, was killed by lethal injection Tuesday night at a Missouri prison. He was convicted of murdering a police officer in 1996, and was given the death penalty by the jury. This case may seem like a typical “murderer gets…
  • Mar 19

    Oklahoma’s Fraternity Scandal and the First Amendment

    Oklahoma’s Fraternity Scandal and the First Amendment
    A recent video of members of the University Of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) chanting racial slurs has recently exploded on the media throughout the country. The chants were not only undisputedly racist, but especially violent…
Rank this Week: 559

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: 564

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: 581

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
  • Jun 11

    Personal Injury Law Just Got Trickier For Hospital

    Personal Injury Law Just Got Trickier For Hospital
    We thought the tort law in personal injury cases was fairly well defined, but a new appellate opinion has got hospitals and their attorneys in a dither, while plaintiffs and their lawyers are throwing a big party.Especially now that they can…
  • Jun 3

    You Can't Stop Your Home Address From Being Given to Your Union

    You Can't Stop Your Home Address From Being Given to Your Union
    Local 721 of the Service Employees International Union is the exclusive bargaining representative of all Los Angeles County employees.  No one employee can even ask his or her boss for a raise.  SEIU speaks on behalf of everyone,…
  • May 31

    When Is An Insurance Agent Not An Agent?

    When Is An Insurance Agent Not An Agent?
    You may be surprised to learn that an insurance broker, despite the broker's more commonly known name of "insurance agent," isn't really always considered an agent of the insurance company.  Sure, there are some insurance companies that…
Rank this Week: 604

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: 610

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Mar 21

    I’ll take the other Birdman instead.

    I’ll take the other Birdman instead.
    I finally saw Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). I wish I’d stayed virtuously ignorant. As an avid movie-goer, I try to see all the Academy Award Best Picture Nominees before the annual self-congratulatory award show…
  • Mar 12

    A life well said.

    A life well said.
    Long time readers know I’m continually inspired by ‘seize-the-day’ true believers of any age and persuasion, but especially by those still sucking the marrow out of life — even as the sun ebbs. Last July, I was…
  • Feb 17

    State Bar Task Force — so far, ‘everything is awesome.’

    State Bar Task Force — so far, ‘everything is awesome.’
    In August, I reported the Arizona Supreme Court had directed the creation of a state bar task force to review “The Role and Governance Structure of the State Bar of Arizona.” But knowing how things roll around here, I had no…
Rank this Week: 658

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: 724

PunditMom

PunditMom

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

http://www.punditmom.com/
Rank this Week: 727

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Mar 24

    Non-Graduating Law Students: Registering for Summer Access to WestlawNext

    Non-Graduating Law Students: Registering for Summer Access to WestlawNext
    If you are a non-graduating law student, you may extend your WestlawNext access during the summer by visiting the Westlaw summer registration web page and following the instructions. Westlaw has chosen to continue to restrict the settings in…
  • Mar 23

    Use Lexis Advance & Bloomberg Law At Your Summer Job!

    Use Lexis Advance & Bloomberg Law At Your Summer Job!
    We're winding down the spring semester, and many students will be starting summer jobs soon. We are really happy that both Bloomberg Law and Lexis Advance allow students to use their academic accounts for any summer research project. There…
  • Mar 12

    No Research Librarian Sat. 3/14/15

    No Research Librarian Sat. 3/14/15
    There will be no Research Librarian on duty Saturday, March 14.
Rank this Week: 728

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/
Rank this Week: 817

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,…
Rank this Week: 819

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: 858

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/
  • Mar 23

    Experts in the Legal Field Question the Bar Exam…

    Experts in the Legal Field Question the Bar Exam…
    See this interesting article on the New York Times website discussing proposals to change the Bar Exam!…
  • Mar 20

    Beyond Best Practices previewed at LegalED’s ILT2015

    Beyond Best Practices previewed at LegalED’s ILT2015
    Several of the authors of chapters in the soon-to-be-released book, Beyond Best Practices in Legal Education, are speaking today at LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching conference at American University Washington College of Law. I am now…
  • Mar 20

    Live from LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching Conference — Assessment

    Live from LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching Conference — Assessment
    I am at LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching conference at American University Washington College of Law hearing from Prof Syd Beckman about Tips for Using Interactive Technology for Assessment. Here are his 5 Tips for Assessment: 1. Plan…
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 12

    Measure twice, cut once

    Measure twice, cut once
    Finally got a chance to try out writing on Medium, @ev's new platform for writing on the web. I loved the experience, and expect I'll use it some more in the months ahead to get out a few other posts I've been thinking about. I wrote…
  • May 14

    How Google sets Goals: OKR

    How Google sets Goals: OKR
    (cross-posted from the Google Ventures Startup Lab blog.) On the day Google’s acquisition of FeedBurner closed in 2007, it was also the first day of a new quarter at Google. My new manager at Google asked me to draft my OKRs for him to…
Rank this Week: 934

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: 996

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/
  • Mar 19

    Destroying the dreams of children.

    Destroying the dreams of children.
    Slate has an article today entitled "New Hampshire Legislators Kill Fourth Graders' Bill, Dreams In Front of Them."  The story concerns how fourth grade students from Hampton Falls, New Hampshire had proposed a bill making the Red Tail…
  • Mar 10

    Is Oklahoma ok?

    Is Oklahoma ok?
    The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma was shut down this week after a video of members of the fraternity chanting racial slurs hit the Internet.  CNN's story about the incident is here.The CNN story has a number…
  • Feb 26

    Bad at math

    Bad at math
    I have a friend who is a cement mason by trade. Like many construction jobs, in order to be a good cement mason you need to be competent at math. Since I am somewhat math challenged, my friend refers to my mathematical errors as "history…
Rank this Week: 1039

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Mar 1

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi
    Low Testosterone Lawyers have filed the following Androgel lawsuit in Illinois: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISEASTERN DIVISION______________________________Richard C. Kelly, Sr., : COMPLAINT AND DEMAND: FOR…
  • Feb 28

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live
    The past decade has seen a rise in lawsuits surrounding gender and sex identity issues. For example, in 2012, the news followed Jenna Talackova, a transgendered beauty queen, as she battled Donald Trump to gain eligibility to compete in the…
  • Jun 12

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing
    A number of lawsuits have arisen due to the complications caused by the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs).  It has been shown that with the increase in popularity of IUDs, there has been a notable rise of cases where…
Rank this Week: 1107

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/
Rank this Week: 1127

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: 1195

The Law Insider

The Law Insider

Provides non-attorneys with information about the law.

http://www.thelawinsider.com/
  • Mar 28

    Where’s the LegalTech in Mexico?

    Where’s the LegalTech in Mexico?
    As a young man studying law, I was far from a techie. I knew the term “operating system”, but wasn’t aware of its applications, other than using my PC for drafting contracts and the internet for reviewing…
  • Mar 28

    4 tips to reduce legal risks on social media

    4 tips to reduce legal risks on social media
    Innovation and multimedia have pushed companies and their employees in becoming digital geniuses. Companies are now regularly engaging directly with the public on social media, increasing online presence. Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook are…
  • Mar 17

    Darkening Doorway Pages in the Legal SERP

    Darkening Doorway Pages in the Legal SERP
    Google recently announced an impending algorithm update that seeks to minimize the impact of “doorway pages” in search results. Will your firm’s website be affected? Here’s what you need to know. Defining a…
Rank this Week: 1293

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: 1301

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Philippine e-Legal Forum

Covers Philippine laws and the legal system.

http://jlp-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Premature Marriage No Longer a Crime

    Premature Marriage No Longer a Crime
    The death of either spouse dissolves the marital bond (same effect with annulment or declaration of nullity). This simply means that, subject to compliance with certain requirements, the husband or the wife is free to marry again. There is no…
  • Mar 25

    2014 Bar Exam Results: Top 10 and Full List

    2014 Bar Exam Results: Top 10 and Full List
    Congratulations! The Supreme Court released the results of the 2014 bar examaminations on Thursday, 26 March 2015. Out of the 5,984 law school graduates that took the 2014 bar exam, only 1,126 passed (18.82% passing rate). The Top 10 bar…
  • Mar 24

    Sangguniang Kabataan Elections Moved from April 2015 to October 2016

    Sangguniang Kabataan Elections Moved from April 2015 to October 2016
    Congress has moved the 2015 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to the last Monday of October 2016. The law, Republic Act No. 10656 (full text below), was signed by President Benigno Aquino III on 25 March 2015. Here’s a rundown of…
Rank this Week: 1366