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JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 27

    Federal Judge declares DC gun law unconstitutional

    Federal Judge declares DC gun law unconstitutional
    [JURIST] US Federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. [official profile] on Saturday ruled that the District of Columbia law prohibiting the carrying of pistols in public is unconstitutional. It is reported [Washinton Post report] that Judge…
  • Jul 27

    European Court exposes illegal detention facilities linked to CIA's extraordinary rendition program in Poland

    European Court exposes illegal detention facilities linked to CIA's extraordinary rendition program in Poland
    [JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights [official website] handed down two rulings [judgments, PDF] finding the Polish government in violation of European human rights laws based on the establishment of prison center used for illegal…
  • Jul 26

    Congress passes legislation legalizing cell phone unlocking

    Congress passes legislation legalizing cell phone unlocking
    [JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] on Friday passed [bill status summary] a bill [text, PDF] that would make it legal for individuals to open the digital locks on their cellphones. The process, known as unlocking or…
Rank this Week: 14

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jul 26

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL
    The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law invites applications for three upcoming LEC Workshops for Law Professors: LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Austrian Law & Economics, Oct. 1-3, 2014 LEC-PERC…
  • Jul 26

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) invites paper submissions for its Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics, which will take place June 18-19, 2015. The submission deadline is Feb. 9, 2015.…
  • Jul 26

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law Regulation and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) presents the Third Annual Conference on Energy Regulation: Legal and Regulatory Issues, Obstacles, and Opportunities in Electricity Markets Nov. 13-14, 2014. mw
Rank this Week: 30

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Studying law in prison helps convict win freedom

    Studying law in prison helps convict win freedom
    The ABA Journal online has an interesting (and inspiring) article today about Rodell Sanders, a Chicago man who spent 20 years in prison for murder. Sanders decided to learn the law while he was in jail, and committed himself to studying law…
  • Jul 25

    .These shoes were made for walking...

    .These shoes were made for walking...
    The Wall Street Journal reports that Ducere, a company in India, has come up with a new entry in the "wearable technology" field: the Lechal smart shoe, aka "interactive haptic footwear".  The shoes are bluetooth-enabled so that they can…
  • Jul 23

    New additions to Historical Newspapers database

    New additions to Historical Newspapers database
    The University Library System reports new additions to their ProQuest Historical Newspapers database. They have completed the collection of Black Newspapers (9 titles total) and added the 4 titles of the American Jewish Newspaper collection.…
Rank this Week: 879

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

Covers arrests, prosecutions, and news relating to: criminal court cases, scientific evidence, eyewitness evidence, exonerated convicts, innocence, injustice, and the law enforcement system's general resistance to science. By David A. Harris.

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
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