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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Mar 2

    King v. Burwell: Interpreting the Affordable Care Act

    King v. Burwell: Interpreting the Affordable Care Act
    Section 1311 of the Affordable Care Act (PDF) ("Obamacare") provides, in part, as follows: Each State shall, not later than January 1, 2014, establish an American Health Benefit Exchange (referred to in this title as an... [[ This is a…
  • Mar 1

    Sunday Open Thread

    Sunday Open Thread
    Looks like we need a new open thread. Here's one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mar 1

    "Jihadi John": Doxed to Death

    "Jihadi John": Doxed to Death
    The British media and the U.S. media have something in common: When a spontaneous event occurs and they get caught flat-footed, in a race to compete with other news organizations, they throw traditional vetting rules out the window and…
Rank this Week: 2

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Mortgage Fraud Ringleader Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

    Mortgage Fraud Ringleader Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Susanne Helbig, 50, Roanoke, Virginia, the former majority owner of a construction company who recruited a number of strawbuyers to defraud financial institutions of millions of dollars through an intricate mortgage fraud…
  • Mar 2

    7th Defendant Pleads Guilty to $3M Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

    7th Defendant Pleads Guilty to $3M Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Justin Joseph Christenson, 35, Forest Lake, Minnesota, admitted conspiring with Thomas Rosensteel, Robert Scott “Rod” Aslesen, and at least four others to defraud mortgage lenders by falsifying loan…
  • Mar 2

    Businessman Admits Role in $1M Short Sale Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

    Businessman Admits Role in $1M Short Sale Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Danny Zhao, 36, Ashburn, Virginia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud admitting his role in a short sale mortgage fraud scheme. Zhao faces a maximum period of five years of imprisonment when he is sentenced…
Rank this Week: 4

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Mar 2

    Access all areas? – New Law Journal

    Access all areas? – New Law Journal
    ‘Overriding lawyer-client & confidential communications is incompatible with the rule of law, as Nicholas Griffin QC, Robert O’Sullivan QC & Gordon Nardell QC explain.’ Full story New Law Journal, 27th February 2015…
  • Mar 2

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd – NIPC Law

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd – NIPC Law
    ‘The Lincolnshire town of Grantham educated one of the world’s greatest scientists and the first woman ti be British prime minister (see “Frit” – Merck Sharp Dohme Corp v Teva Pharma BV 25 March 2012). It has a…
  • Mar 2

    Multimillionaire divorce husband ‘not on same planet’, judge says – Daily Telegraph

    Multimillionaire divorce husband ‘not on same planet’, judge says – Daily Telegraph
    ‘US businessman Randy Work told the High Court he was not willing to pay his estranged wife any of his £150m fortune.’ Full story Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2015 Source: www.telegraph.co.uk
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    FL - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: THE RALLY IN TALLY

    FL - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: THE RALLY IN TALLY
    Advocates of sex offender registry reform will gather in a peaceful protest at the Florida State House in Tallahassee FL on April 22, 2015 during the annual Lauren Book's 'Walk In My Shoes' event. The Rally in Tally is a joint collaboration…
  • Feb 23

    UK - Facebook case: Sex offender is awarded £20,000 in damage

    UK - Facebook case: Sex offender is awarded £20,000 in damage
    Original Article 02/20/2015 Damages of £20,000 have been awarded to a convicted sex offender who sued Facebook, the operator of a page called Keeping our Kids Safe from Predators 2. Facebook Ireland Limited, hosted the page, operated…
  • Feb 22

    CA - Why Are So Many Sex Offenders Getting Murdered in California's Prisons?

    CA - Why Are So Many Sex Offenders Getting Murdered in California's Prisons?
    Original Article 02/18/2015 By Seth Ferranti In prison, there is no creature lower than a sex offender. Even snitches get a pass before these guys. SOs, chomos, pedophiles—the nicknames all mean the same thing, and they help average…
Rank this Week: 6

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 2

    Lawyers vs. Accountants Round 2: Conversation With Going Concern’s Caleb Newquist

    Lawyers vs. Accountants Round 2: Conversation With Going Concern’s Caleb Newquist
    Is the lawyers vs. accountants conversation really a “pointless debate”?
  • Mar 2

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.02.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.02.15
    * You betta work... on those C&D letters! The viral picture of Cindy Crawford's "unretouched" midsection is allegedly fake, and a lawyer for the photographer who took the original picture is threatening publishers with legal action if the…
  • Mar 2

    Cannabis Advertising: Is Pot Obscene?

    Cannabis Advertising: Is Pot Obscene?
    Marijuana businesses should be sensitive to the issues of limited or no free speech when formulating their ad campaigns where significant federal censorship may apply.
Rank this Week: 7

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Mar 2

    [Eugene Volokh] Missouri Constitution’s right to bear arms covers many nonviolent felon

    [Eugene Volokh] Missouri Constitution’s right to bear arms covers many nonviolent felon
    So a Missouri trial court held Friday, in Raymond Robinson; Missouri’s right to bear arms provision had been strengthened last year. Missouri law bans gun possession by anyone who has a felony conviction, and the court had to decide…
  • Mar 2

    [Randy Barnett] Lobbying the Chief Justice (again)

    [Randy Barnett] Lobbying the Chief Justice (again)
    Back in May 2012, after the progressive intelligentsia had launched its “Disdain Campaign” against the conservative justices in general and Chief Justice Roberts in particular, but before the Supreme Court announced its decision,…
  • Mar 2

    [Sasha Volokh] An “easy” answer to the infamous Monty Hall problem

    [Sasha Volokh] An “easy” answer to the infamous Monty Hall problem
    You may have heard of the so-called Monty Hall problem: you’re on a game show, there are three doors, and there’s a car behind one door. You choose door 1. The host, Monty, opens a door which (1) is different than the door you…
Rank this Week: 9

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Mar 2

    UN rights expert urges Malaysia to improve efforts against human trafficking

    UN rights expert urges Malaysia to improve efforts against human trafficking
    [JURIST] UN human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro on Monday urged the Malaysian government [press release] to make improvements to its efforts to combat human trafficking. At the conclusion of her first visit to Malaysia, Giammarinaro…
  • Mar 2

    Federal judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

    Federal judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
    A judge for the US District Court for the District of Nebraska [official website] ruled [memorandum and order, PDF; injunction, PDF] Monday that Nebraska’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, but the decision will not take effect…
  • Mar 2

    China implicates 14 generals in anti-corruption campaign

    China implicates 14 generals in anti-corruption campaign
    [JURIST] Chinese efforts against corruption have led to the conviction and investigation of 14 generals for corrupt financial practices, according to a Monday announcement. Chinese military prosecutors released a notice on Monday, inculpating…
Rank this Week: 10

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
Rank this Week: 11

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 12

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Mar 2

    Darian-Smith on Identity & the State

    Darian-Smith on Identity & the State
    Eve Darian-Smith (University of California, Santa Barbara) has posted The Constitution of Identity: New Modalities of Nationality, Citizenship, Belonging and Being (Austin Sarat and Patty Ewick (eds) Wiley Handbook of Law and Society,…
  • Mar 2

    Goldstein on Constitutional Devotion & Violence

    Goldstein on Constitutional Devotion & Violence
    Jared A. Goldstein (Roger Williams University School of Law) has posted To Kill and Die for the Constitution: How Devotion to the Constitution Leads to Violence on SSRN. Here is the abstract: From an early age, Americans are taught that...
  • Mar 2

    Smith on Wisdom & Reason in the Law

    Smith on Wisdom & Reason in the Law
    Steven Douglas Smith (University of San Diego School of Law) has posted Wisdom versus 'Reason' in Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper, written for a conference at Pepperdine on “Wisdom, Law, and Lawyers,” begins by considering…
Rank this Week: 13

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 2

    Introduction of Competition and Environmental Regulation in the Electricity Sector in Hong Kong

    Introduction of Competition and Environmental Regulation in the Electricity Sector in Hong Kong
    Thomas K. Cheng, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and Jolene Lin, University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law offer Introduction of Competition and Environmental Regulation in the Electricity Sector in Hong Kong. ABSTRACT: This…
  • Mar 2

    Exclusive Contracts with Complementary Input

    Exclusive Contracts with Complementary Input
    Hiroshi Kitamura, Kyoto Sangyo University, Noriaki Matsushima, Osaka University - Institute of Social and Economic Research, and Misato Sato, George Washington University - Graduate School of Economics explain Exclusive Contracts with…
  • Mar 2

    Cartel Settlements Seldom Surpass Actual Damage

    Cartel Settlements Seldom Surpass Actual Damage
    John M. Connor, Purdue University; American Antitrust Institute (AAI) and Robert H. Lande, University of Baltimore - School of Law explain that Cartel Settlements Seldom Surpass Actual Damages. ABSTRACT: Antitrust law authorizes treble…
Rank this Week: 14

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Privacy Bill of Rights, Snapchat, NBC Talent Behavior

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Privacy Bill of Rights, Snapchat, NBC Talent Behavior
    Before taking a look at the Top 10 posts from today, a couple quick LXBN-related links: first up, Zosha has a really interesting piece today on how artificial intelligence could impact lawyers; and, Rich Beem joins me on LXBN TV to discuss…
  • Mar 1

    Blogging for SEO or meaning?

    Blogging for SEO or meaning?
    One would hope that blogging, something that cost American, Avijit Roy, his life last Thursday, would mean something more to the American lawyer than SEO and a means to get traffic to a law firm website. Roy (@avijit_roy_mm), gave his life…
  • Feb 28

    Lawyers blogging on a porn network?

    Lawyers blogging on a porn network?
    Well not exactly. I’m referencing Google’s Blogger blog publishing platform and blog network, which yesterday reversed its decision to ban porn. Among the many reasons I started LexBlog a decade ago, one was that I…
Rank this Week: 15

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 16

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 371 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 371Paul Lagarde, La méthode de la reconnaissance est-elle l’avenir du droit international…
  • Mar 2

    New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 33, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include:Robert Spano, The European Court of Human Rights and National Courts: A Constructive Conversation or a Dialogue of Disrespect? Amrei…
  • Mar 2

    Bianchi, Peat, & Windsor: Interpretation in International Law

    Bianchi, Peat, & Windsor: Interpretation in International Law
    Andrea Bianchi (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Daniel Peat (Univ. of Cambridge - Law), & Matthew Windsor (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) have published Interpretation in International Law (Oxford Univ. Press…
Rank this Week: 18

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 2

    Oei Presents Can Sharing Be Taxed? Today at Pepperdine

    Oei Presents Can Sharing Be Taxed? Today at Pepperdine
    Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane) presents Can Sharing Be Taxed? (with Diane M. Ring (Boston College)) at Pepperdine today as part of our Tax Policy Colloquium Series: The past few years have seen the rise of a new model of production and consumption of…
  • Mar 2

    The Optimist's Case For Tax Reform

    The Optimist's Case For Tax Reform
    Forbes: Hey, It Could Happen! The Optimist's Case For Tax Reform, by Joseph Thorndike (Tax Analysts): It’s easy to be cynical about tax reform. Politicians tell us that fixing the tax system is imperative and essential. But comprehensive…
  • Mar 2

    Avi-Yonah: The Obama Budget Proposals and BEPS

    Avi-Yonah: The Obama Budget Proposals and BEPS
    Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Michigan), All or Nothing? The Obama Budget Proposals and BEPS: There is a wide bipartisan consensus that the US international tax regime is broken. We have the highest corporate tax in the OECD, which at 35% imposes a…
Rank this Week: 19

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 20

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 25

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ASSAULT DA 14-0200, 2015 MT 67, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DAVID VIOLETTE, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Feb 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – NEGLIGENCE DA 14-0359, 2015 MT 66N, PAMELA EISNER and JEFF EISNER, SR., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. NORTHWEST AUTOBODY & TOWING, INC.,…
  • Feb 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0099, 2015 MT 65N, ZINVEST, LLC, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JOHN J. VOTH, JR.; COLLECTION BUREAU SERVICES, INC.; CACH, LLC; CMB…
Rank this Week: 21

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 23

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 2

    “Report Urges Britain To Take Small-Claims Cases Online”

    “Report Urges Britain To Take Small-Claims Cases Online”
    “The proposal takes eBay’s dispute resolution system as a kind of inspiration.” Would the idea work here? [NPR] Tags: eBay, procedure, United Kingdom “Report Urges Britain To Take Small-Claims Cases Online” is a…
  • Mar 2

    Pharmaceutical roundup

    Pharmaceutical roundup
    War on painkillers finds new casualty in ailing veterans [Washington Post, Brian Doherty] “Woman says ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ lube doesn’t deliver, should be registered with FDA” [Legal NewsLine] “Robert F.…
  • Mar 1

    Federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee updates guideline

    Federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee updates guideline
    571 pages of urgings from the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, so much to disagree with [Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon (obesity “interventionists” at workplaces, initiatives to limit advertising and…
Rank this Week: 24

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
Rank this Week: 22

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Mar 2

    Judge Puts Mississippi AG’s Google Probe on Ice

    Judge Puts Mississippi AG’s Google Probe on Ice
    A federal judge on Monday agreed to temporarily block the Mississippi attorney general's investigation of Google, giving the search giant at least a short-term victory in a long-running feud with Hollywood and state law-enforcement officials…
  • Mar 2

    Judge Puts Mississippi AG’s Google Probe on Ice

    Judge Puts Mississippi AG’s Google Probe on Ice
    A federal judge on Monday agreed to temporarily block the Mississippi attorney general's investigation of Google, giving the search giant at least a short-term victory in a long-running feud with Hollywood and state law-enforcement officials…
  • Mar 2

    Explaining the Showdown Over DHS and Immigration – The Short Answer

    Explaining the Showdown Over DHS and Immigration – The Short Answer
    For weeks, Congress has been wrestling over legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, with lawmakers divided over whether to use the bill to try to block President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. After a…
Rank this Week: 25

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 26

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 28

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 27

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 29

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Denies California Prop 8 Backers Review of Contribution Disclosure Law

    Supreme Court Denies California Prop 8 Backers Review of Contribution Disclosure Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied certiorari in ProtectMarriage.com v. Padilla, (Docket No. 14-434, cert. denied 3/2/2015) (Order List).  In the case, the 9th Circuit in a 2-1 decision (full text) rejected a challenge by backers…
  • Mar 2

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases-- Installment #2 For The Week

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases-- Installment #2 For The Week
    In Jack-Bey v. Tribley, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23161 (WD MI, Feb. 26, 2015), a Michigan federal district court refused to dismiss a claim by an inmate who was a member of the Moorish Science Temple of America that the 1st Amendment protects…
  • Mar 2

    Military Judge Lifts Order Accommodating Religious Concern of GITMO Detainee

    Military Judge Lifts Order Accommodating Religious Concern of GITMO Detainee
    The Miami Herald reported yesterday that a military judge, Navy Capt. J.K. Waits, has lifted his prior restraining order that had barred women guards from being used at Guantanamo Bay to transfer former al Quaida commander Abd al Hadi al…
Rank this Week: 30

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Lawmakers debate lifting sex offender residency restriction

    Lawmakers debate lifting sex offender residency restriction
    3-1-15 New Hampshire: CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's legislature is once again debating measures that would ban municipalities from restricting where sex offenders can live, even as some other states are making such restrictions…
  • Mar 1

    Sen. Murphy Passes First Bill Regarding Sex Offender

    Sen. Murphy Passes First Bill Regarding Sex Offender
    The more I rad these Lawmaker proposals, the more I think Lawmakers are stalking former sex offenders. Maybe a basis for some smart lawyer to take on these proposals in court.3-1-15 New York: The state Senate has passed two bills, including…
  • Feb 27

    Bellone Provides Status on Community Protection Act in Aftermath of Recent Court of Appeals Ruling

    Bellone Provides Status on Community Protection Act in Aftermath of Recent Court of Appeals Ruling
    I think there is a MAJOR problem with statistics cited by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone for the SORTS program:((10-2-13 Police Arrest Registered Sex Offender For Allegedly Exposing Himself To Kids On L.I.))....((2-12-13 Arrest for…
Rank this Week: 31

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 2

    Deadline Approaching: Cohen Student Essay Competition

    Deadline Approaching: Cohen Student Essay Competition
    Credit[We have the following announcement.]Reminder! March 16 is the deadline for submissions to the seventh annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition sponsored by the Legal History & Rare Books Special Interest Section of the…
  • Mar 2

    African Legal History at ASLH 2015

    African Legal History at ASLH 2015
    [We're moving this post up, as the deadline is less than a month away.]The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) invites paper submissions for its third pre-conference workshop, which will be held immediately preceding the ASLH annual…
  • Mar 2

    Pollak on Doar on Selma and the Voting Rights Act

    Pollak on Doar on Selma and the Voting Rights Act
    John Doar escorts James Meredith at Ole Miss, 1962 (LC)“You hear the name John Doar fleetingly in the recent film, Selma,” writes James H. Johnston, a member of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society for the DC…
Rank this Week: 32

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Why Grocery Stores Really Don’t Give a Damn About Food Safety

    Why Grocery Stores Really Don’t Give a Damn About Food Safety
    The next time you walk down the produce aisle (with your kids in tow) picking out fruits and vegetables to feed your family, ask yourself the question I ask myself... Continue Reading
  • Feb 28

    Regulation, Not Litigation, Is Likely Solution to the Mad Cow

    Regulation, Not Litigation, Is Likely Solution to the Mad Cow
    In recent years, “mad cow” disease has created considerable confusion for American consumers as it has grabbed headlines, thanks to several now infamous North American bovines – including two recently... Continue Reading
  • Feb 26

    73% of England’s Chickens In Retail Have Campylobacter

    73% of England’s Chickens In Retail Have Campylobacter
    The United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) today published the latest set of results from its year-long survey of Campylobacter on fresh chickens at retail. The results to date show:... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 33

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Feb 27

    Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Asset

    Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Asset
    Tracy explains the purpose of a lifestyle analysis in a divorce case, and the process used to analyze the family’s finances. The lifestyle analysis may be used to determine how much money is required to continue living the lifestyle the…
  • Feb 24

    Family Lies: Fraud in Family Busine

    Family Lies: Fraud in Family Busine
    Trust is inherent in any good business. We continuously place trust in our employees and in those with whom we do business. But that trust which is so necessary to the operation of a business is also the impetus for thieves to profit. It is…
  • Feb 18

    Making the Most of an Expert Witne

    Making the Most of an Expert Witne
    More than ever, competent and dynamic expert witnesses are critical to winning legal cases. Even if a case doesn’t go to trial, a credible expert can be the key to settling the case for your client. I believe that an expert witness has…
Rank this Week: 34

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Mar 2

    There’s Now a Free iPhone App That Encrypts Calls and Text

    There’s Now a Free iPhone App That Encrypts Calls and Text
    If you own an iPhone or Android handset and care about your privacy, there’s no longer much of an excuse not to encrypt every conversation you have. Now a free, zero-learning-curve app exists for both text and voice that can keep those…
  • Mar 1

    The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’

    The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’
    On a cloudy, moonless night somewhere in northeastern China, three men creep through a stand of Japanese Clethra trees. They carry no flashlights, and the sky is so dark that they hear the sound of the rushing Tumen River before they see it:…
  • Mar 1

    Feds Admit Stingrays Can Disrupt Cell Service of Bystander

    Feds Admit Stingrays Can Disrupt Cell Service of Bystander
    For years the government has kept mum about its use of a powerful phone surveillance technology known as a stingray. The Justice Department and local law enforcement agencies insist that the only reason for their secrecy is to prevent…
Rank this Week: 36

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Mar 1

    Four Questions for Prime Minister Netanyahu

    Four Questions for Prime Minister Netanyahu
    This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to give two major speeches in Washington, DC.  The first is Monday at the conference of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).  The second is on Tuesday…
  • Feb 27

    What’s Special about the US “Special Envoy” for LGBT Rights?

    What’s Special about the US “Special Envoy” for LGBT Rights?
    On Monday, February 23, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appointed Randy Berry as the first ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons worldwide. Amnesty International joined other…
  • Feb 26

    9 Eye-Opening Facts about the State of Human Rights Worldwide

    9 Eye-Opening Facts about the State of Human Rights Worldwide
    In 2014, Amnesty International recorded and investigated human rights abuses in 160 countries and territories worldwide*. While progress is being made in some areas, the frightening facts and figures below show that for many people the human…
Rank this Week: 35

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Mar 2

    Stuntz’s Presence In Yate

    Stuntz’s Presence In Yate
    Last week, the Court decided Yates v. United States, the red grouper case, by a 5-4 vote in favor of the defendant. I’ve blogged about Yates and its oddities before (here and here). In this post I’d like to focus on a connection between…
  • Mar 2

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2015 Report - Call for Information

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2015 Report - Call for Information
    Time once again for the entry level hiring report. I will gather the following information for tenure-track, clinical, or legal writing full-time entry-level hires: Basic Information: Name, Hiring School, JD Institution, JD Year of Graduation…
  • Mar 2

    The Dress, Justice Holmes & Erie

    The Dress, Justice Holmes & Erie
    What’s the half-life for internet-breaking social media sensations these days? It seems to get shorter and shorter, so I figured I should address #TheDress sooner rather than later. Is it White & Gold, or Blue & Black? For all the…
Rank this Week: 37

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Rohrabacher criticizes Innovation Act

    Rohrabacher criticizes Innovation Act
    Congr. Dana Rohrabacher speaks out against the Goodlatte Innovation bill in the Washington Times, including the text--Under the proposed bill, the pretrial discovery process — just one part of many dubious sections — tilts heavily…
  • Mar 1

    60 Minutes on Match 1, 2015

    60 Minutes on Match 1, 2015
    Sharon Alfonsee on the storm after the storm,on problems with insurance claims after hurricane Sandy. George Hernemsr was a structural engineer, US Forensic provided another report. Steve Moston a Houston lawyer took Bob Cable's case. …
  • Mar 1

    CBS Sunday Morning for March 1, 2015

    CBS Sunday Morning for March 1, 2015
    Charles Osgood introduced the stories for March 1, 2015, noting that spring was only 19 days away. Lee Cowan does the cover story on the Yellowstone winter keeper, Steve Fuller. Erin Moriarity on Anne Sinclair. Tracy Smith on Kelly…
Rank this Week: 38

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Mar 2

    French Same-Sex Marriage, a Strange International Public Policy

    French Same-Sex Marriage, a Strange International Public Policy
    By Dr. François Mailhé, maître de conferences, Paris II Last month, on January 28, the French Cour de cassation decided on a new “Same-sex Marriage” Act international case. After “Thalys babies” in…
  • Mar 2

    Annexes I and II Brussels Recast

    Annexes I and II Brussels Recast
    Quick post to inform about the publication, on the OJ L 54, 25.02.2015, of the Commission delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/281, of 26 November 2014, replacing Annexes I and II of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and…
  • Mar 2

    Tort jurisdiction and pure economic loss – Request preliminary ruling

    Tort jurisdiction and pure economic loss – Request preliminary ruling
    Written by Laura van Bochove, Erasmus University Rotterdam In January, the Dutch Court of Cassation referred several questions on Article 5(3) Brussels I Regulation to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling (Case C-12/15), including the questions…
Rank this Week: 39

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 40

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 2

    NASA satellite project maps rain and snow around the world

    NASA satellite project maps rain and snow around the world
    “Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the…
  • Mar 2

    A bibliometric mapping of open educational resource

    A bibliometric mapping of open educational resource
    A bibliometric mapping of open educational resources, Airton Zancanaro, José Leomar Todesco, Fernando Ramos, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) Vol. 16, No. 1 (2015) “Open educational…
  • Mar 2

    Estimating the Global Magnitude of Visits to Protected Area

    Estimating the Global Magnitude of Visits to Protected Area
    Balmford A, Green JMH, Anderson M, Beresford J, Huang C, et al. (2015) Walk on the Wild Side: Estimating the Global Magnitude of Visits to Protected Areas. PLoS Biol 13(2): e1002074. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002074 – “How often…
Rank this Week: 41

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 2

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?
    That’s the feeling of Jason Boehmig (president and CEO of Ironclad Inc.) who has teamed up with Ron Dolin (co-founder of Stanford University’s Program for Legal Technology & Design) to teach a new course on legal…
  • Mar 2

    Some Musings on Knowledge Management

    Some Musings on Knowledge Management
    Lately I have been thinking about knowledge management (KM) and how difficult it seems to be to implement effectively. From my perspective looking in (unless you count CanLII Connects as a national KM initiative), it seems there are many…
  • Mar 2

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
Rank this Week: 43

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Terrorism cases make bad law

    Terrorism cases make bad law
    In U.S. v. Said, covered by the Herald, the government is again asking to disguise a witness in an upcoming trial:Prosecutors have taken the rare step of asking a federal judge to shut out the public during the testimony of two FBI undercover…
  • Feb 26

    Mary Barzee Flores nominated to District Bench

    Mary Barzee Flores nominated to District Bench
    This is such great news.  Congrats to Mary Barzee Flores on this nomination!
  • Feb 26

    One fish, two fish

    One fish, two fish
    The Supremes reversed the 11th Circuit in the Sarbanes-Oxley Fish case yesterday.  The N.Y. Times has the coverage: A narrowly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a Florida fisherman, throwing out his conviction for tossing…
Rank this Week: 42

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 2

    New At Mimesis: The Other White Meat

    New At Mimesis: The Other White Meat
    Starting today, I will be contributing posts on “the business, practice and culture of law in addition to anything else he damn well pleases” at Lee Pacchia’s Mimesis Law.  For those who haven’t paid any attention…
  • Mar 2

    Never A Threat

    Never A Threat
    The viral video of Los Angeles cops taking down a homeless man of questionable mental stability, until five shots are fired and he became a dead homeless man, is a good illustration of the confusion. The video is confusing. The conduct of the…
  • Mar 2

    An Uncivil Defense

    An Uncivil Defense
    Apparently, a great many readers took offense — no, were outraged — by the City of Cleveland’s response to the amendment complaint filed by the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old executed in a park by…
Rank this Week: 45

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 46