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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

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Another Bolger Conspirator Takes a Plea

    Another Bolger Conspirator Takes a Plea
    Gary Hughes, 36, San Diego, California, pled guilty to one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment. According to the plea agreement and court proceedings, in…
  • Apr 25

    Indictment in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Using Straw Borrower

    Indictment in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Using Straw Borrower
    Sergio Roman Barrientos, 62, Poway, California, was indicted by a federal grand jury in a six-count superseding indictment that charged both Barrientos and Zalathiel Aguila, 42, Fairfield, California. According to the…
  • Apr 25

    18 Years in Timeshare Consulting Scam

    18 Years in Timeshare Consulting Scam
    Ian Resnick, 41, Abescon, New Jersey was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation…
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 5

    Rolling Stones Tell Trump to Stop Using Their Song

    Rolling Stones Tell Trump to Stop Using Their Song
    The Rolling Stones have sent a cease and desist letter to Donald Trump, telling him to stop using their music. They released a statement to the media saying they never gave him permission. I suggested such a letter two weeks ago when I…
  • May 4

    New Details in Prince Death Investigation

    New Details in Prince Death Investigation
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports new details in the investigation into the death of Prince. It sounds like an intervention was in the works. Andrew Kornfeld was one of the three people at Paisley Park the morning Prince was…
  • May 4

    Navy Seals in Gunfight Against ISIS

    Navy Seals in Gunfight Against ISIS
    The Navy Seal who died yesterday in a shootout with ISIS is Charles Keating IV, grandson of the late Congressman who was convicted and served jail time the 1980's savings and loan scandal Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles H.…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • May 5

    NAVY CAPTAIN BRIBED WITH PROSTITUTES

    NAVY CAPTAIN BRIBED WITH PROSTITUTES
    U.S. Navy Captain Select Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Accepting Cash and Prostitutes in International Bribery Scheme A U.S. Navy Captain Select was sentenced to 78 months in prison for bribery charges, admitting…
  • May 5

    BRAZILIANS AIN'T HAPPY WITH THEIR LEADERS

    BRAZILIANS AIN'T HAPPY WITH THEIR LEADERS
    Brazilians' Trust in Country's Leadership at Record Low by Jesus Rios and Julie Ray Story Highlights 15% of Brazilians approve of country's leadership Perceived corruption in government is highest in decade, at…
  • May 5

    SUJAY'S DAY OF ACTION

    SUJAY'S DAY OF ACTION
    Lucas - I know you are busy so I will make this quick: this Saturday we are hosting a Day of Action at my headquarters. My mother was a worker and she believed in me! So on Saturday we invite everyone to join us as we honor mothers by…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • May 5

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (Commencement) Regulations 2016 The Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Commencement No. 10 and Transitional Provision) Order 2016 The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 (Commencement) Order…
  • May 5

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Tesfay & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 415 (04 May 2016) IFX Investment Company Ltd & Ors v Revenue And Customs [2016] EWCA Civ 436 (04 May…
  • May 5

    NHS trust fined £185k over inadvertent release of confidential data on staff – Local Government Lawyer

    NHS trust fined £185k over inadvertent release of confidential data on staff – Local Government Lawyer
    ‘The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after it posted the private details of 6,574 members of staff on its website.’ Full story Local Government Lawyer, 4th May…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 7

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/
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/
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/
  • May 5

    Brazil house speaker suspended for obstructing corruption investigation

    Brazil house speaker suspended for obstructing corruption investigation
    [JURIST] Brazil’s Supreme Court [official website, in Portugese] on Thursday suspended lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha after being suspected of obstructing investigations into his allegedly corrupt activities. Cunha currently faces…
  • May 5

    DOJ: North Carolina LGBT bill violates Civil Rights Act

    DOJ: North Carolina LGBT bill violates Civil Rights Act
    [JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday advised North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory [official profile] via letter [text, PDF] that the state’s recently passed House Bill 2 [text, PDF], violates the…
  • May 5

    Manus Island detainees bring legal challenge before Australia court

    Manus Island detainees bring legal challenge before Australia court
    A group of more than 750 detainees held on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea asked the Australian High Court on Wednesday to order their transfer to mainland Australia and block a transfer to the detention center in the island nation of Nauru.…
Rank this Week: 10

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 5

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On June 29 at 11:45 a.m. (Pacific), the Marin County Bar Association will host a lunch on this past Term with Rory Little. More information and registration for this event, which will be held at the McInnis Club Restaurant in San Rafael,…
  • May 5

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Commentary relating to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia comes from the National Constitution Center, which hosted a panel (video; audio also available) on Scalia’s constitutional legacy; and Tony Mauro, who in an op-ed for USA Today…
  • May 4

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    Coverage relating to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, its effect on the Court, and the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to succeed him comes from Hanna Trudo of Politico, who reports on comments by President Barack Obama to news…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • May 5

    Avira Does Not Play Nice With GCal Under IE11

    Avira Does Not Play Nice With GCal Under IE11
    For the record: under Win 7, IE 11, the Avira antivirus browser plugin causes Google’s calendar site, GCal, to freeze up and do other strange things. Using just Avira real-time protection, the main anti-virus program, does not cause the…
  • May 5

    Clinton Attack: Salvo 2

    Clinton Attack: Salvo 2
    Another doozy.
  • May 5

    Clipper Chip on Ebay

    Clipper Chip on Ebay
    A guy is selling a T TSD 3600 Pair Clipper Chip Version New in Box Unused on E-Bay. I have a birthday coming up, but the asking price is $250, which is just a bit too expensive. And I imagine … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 12

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: 13

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Today Is National Day of Reason

    Today Is National Day of Reason
    Today is National Day of Reason promoted by the American Humanist Association, and, as explained by them, designed to "affirm our commitment to the Constitutional separation of religion and government, and to celebrate Reason as the guiding…
  • May 5

    Yom Hashoah Marked By Obama, Canadian Prime Minister

    Yom Hashoah Marked By Obama, Canadian Prime Minister
    Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on the Jewish calendar began last night at sundown.  President Obama issued a Statement (full text) marking the day.  In addition to paying tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust, and…
  • May 5

    Transgender Bathroom Bills Trigger Strong Response

    Transgender Bathroom Bills Trigger Strong Response
    Two developments yesterday highlight the reactions to legislative initiatives to ban transgender individuals from using restrooms that match their gender identity.  As reported by the New York Times, the Justice Department yesterday sent…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • May 4

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: CMS, Apple trademarks, and Talcum Powder

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: CMS, Apple trademarks, and Talcum Powder
    Well we’re halfway through the week, it’s “Star Wars” day (“May the Fourth be with you”), and we’re starting to see a lot of coverage of CMS’ latest announcement. Also check out my story this…
  • May 3

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Puerto Rico, EEOC, and Arbitration

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Puerto Rico, EEOC, and Arbitration
    And here we are again. Over on LXBN I’ve got a post up about whether cybersecurity is a big problem for small firms or not. And if you want an example of blogging on a beat, be sure to check …
  • May 3

    Google’s “Posts” for direct publishing is not for most

    Google’s “Posts” for direct publishing is not for most
    Google is testing a new feature that enables publishers and marketers to publish directly to the search engine.  Sounds great. Publish onto Google without having a publishing site of your own and achieve high search engine…
Rank this Week: 16

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 17

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 18

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    New Issue: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institution

    New Issue: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institution
    The latest issue of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions (Vol. 22, no. 2, April-June 2016) is out. Contents include:The Global ForumMichael G. Smith, Review of the UN High-Level Independent Panel on…
  • May 5

    New Volume: Anuario Colombiana de Derecho Internacional

    New Volume: Anuario Colombiana de Derecho Internacional
    The latest volume of the Anuario Colombiana de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 9, 2016) is out. Contents include: Carlos Bellei Tagle, Consecuencias jurisdiccionales asociadas a la multiplicación de tribunales internacionales: ¿en…
  • May 5

    New Volume: Indian Journal of International Economic Law

    New Volume: Indian Journal of International Economic Law
    The latest volume of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 7, 2015) is out. Contents include:Jeremmy Okonjo, Assessing the Impact of the Extraterritorial Provisions of the European Markes Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on…
Rank this Week: 19

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 5

    New Changes In Estate Planning Laws Provide Reason For Updating Estate Plan

    New Changes In Estate Planning Laws Provide Reason For Updating Estate Plan
    Many people are revising and updating their estate plan because of recent changes to estate planning and tax laws. Another reason for updating estate plans is the increase in the average life expectancy thanks to developments in modern health…
  • May 5

    Understanding How To Calculate The Value Of Annuitie

    Understanding How To Calculate The Value Of Annuitie
    People who make or receive a series of fixed payments over a period of time have what are called “annuities.” This article explains how the present and future values of annuities are calculated. “There are two basic types of…
  • May 5

    Virginia Faces Loss Of Historical Sites As Ages Takes Their Toll

    Virginia Faces Loss Of Historical Sites As Ages Takes Their Toll
    Virginia is a state that downright seeps with historical significance with sites ranging from Civil War battlefields to the homes of U.S. Presidents with many other wonderful and ancient (as far as our country goes) but lesser known locations…
Rank this Week: 21

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 20

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: 22

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 23

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 4

    ALA report provides practical advice about adopting 3D printers in librarie

    ALA report provides practical advice about adopting 3D printers in librarie
    “The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today released Progress in the Making: Librarians’ Practical 3D Printing Questions Answered. Co-authored by 3DPrint360 CEO Zach Lichaa…
  • May 4

    Yad Vashem Transport Project: Rationale and Terminology

    Yad Vashem Transport Project: Rationale and Terminology
    “Since 2007 the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem has been studying the transports as an extensive phenomenon that transcended individual states, rather than in the context of a study of the Holocaust in a…
  • May 4

    Medical error the third leading cause of death in the US

    Medical error the third leading cause of death in the US
    “Medical error is not included on death certificates or in rankings of cause of death. Martin Makary and Michael Daniel assess its contribution to mortality and call for better reporting.” BMJ 2016;353:i2139 doi: 10.1136/bmj.i2139…
Rank this Week: 24

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
  • May 4

    OPINION: Jacobson v. Bayview Loan

    OPINION: Jacobson v. Bayview Loan
    CIVIL – DAMAGES DA 15-0108, 2016 MT 101, ROBIN C. JACOBSON and KATHLEEN S. JACOBSON, Plaintiffs and Appellees, v. BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, and CHARLES J. PETERSON, Trustee, Defendants and Appellants.
  • May 4

    AMENDED OPINION: Johnson v. Hansen Trust

    AMENDED OPINION: Johnson v. Hansen Trust
    CIVIL – QUIET TITLE DA 14-0478, 2016 MT 46A, DOUGLAS W. JOHNSON, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. WAYNE S. HANSEN TRUST; THE STATE OF MONTANA; THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE of the State of Montana; POWELL COUNTY, a body politic and corporate and…
  • May 3

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Gilhousen

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Gilhousen
    CRIMINAL – ASSAULT DA 15-0396, 2016 MT 100N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. PHILIP JASON GILHOUSEN, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • May 5

    Berg on Accommodating Religious Nonprofit

    Berg on Accommodating Religious Nonprofit
    Thomas C. Berg (University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN - School of Law) has posted Partly Acculturated Religious Activity: A Case for Accommodating Religious Nonprofits (Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 91, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here…
  • May 5

    Delaney on Ginsburg & Huq on Constitutional Succe

    Delaney on Ginsburg & Huq on Constitutional Succe
    Erin F. Delaney has posted Stability in Flexibility: A British Lens on Constitutional Success (ASSESSING CONSTITUTIONAL PERFORMANCE (Thomas Ginsburg & Aziz Huq, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2016 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • May 5

    Fitzpatrick on Fragmented Property System

    Fitzpatrick on Fragmented Property System
    Daniel Fitzpatrick (Australian National University - ANU College of Law) has posted Fragmented Property Systems (University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article considers…
Rank this Week: 27

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    North Hills Minivan Rollover Crash Proves Deadly

    North Hills Minivan Rollover Crash Proves Deadly
    One man was killed and eight others were injured in a North Hills rollover crash triggered by a 20-year-old woman who ran a red light and crashed into a minivan at a street intersection the morning of April 17, 2016. According to a Fox 11…
  • Mar 30

    Fullerton Hit-and-Run Crash Leaves Pedestrian Injured

    Fullerton Hit-and-Run Crash Leaves Pedestrian Injured
    When you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, you stop, regardless of whose fault the accident was. As Orange County car accident attorneys who represent the seriously injured, we see examples of how motorists get themselves in trouble…
  • Mar 15

    Man Critically Injured in Fullerton Truck Underride Accident

    Man Critically Injured in Fullerton Truck Underride Accident
    A man suffered critical injuries in a truck underride accident early morning on March 15, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred near the intersection of West Bastanchury Road and…
Rank this Week: 26

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: 28

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • May 3

    Man Fatally Injured in Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident

    Man Fatally Injured in Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident
    Felix Navarette, 74, died four days after he was critically injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of April 30, 2016. Navarette was crossing North…
  • May 3

    Grandmother Killed, Five Others Injured in Valley Glen Car Accident

    Grandmother Killed, Five Others Injured in Valley Glen Car Accident
    A 63-year-old grandmother was killed and five others were injured, including three of the woman’s grandchildren, in a multi-vehicle car accident in Valley Glen. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the fatal accident occurred…
  • Apr 25

    Fatal South Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident

    Fatal South Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident
    Police have arrested a driver after a fatal pedestrian accident in South Los Angeles. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the fatal collision occurred the night of April 21, 2016 at the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Gramercy…
Rank this Week: 29

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 5

    “Bad drivers are a good indicator of a corrupt government”

    “Bad drivers are a good indicator of a corrupt government”
    James O’Malley looked at road deaths per 100,000 people for various counties “and compared it to the scores given by the World Justice Project on Rule of Law in 2015.” The correlation came out at -0.68, suggesting that…
  • May 4

    “Administrative Law Judges Are Unconstitutional”

    “Administrative Law Judges Are Unconstitutional”
    Administrative law judges are executive-branch as distinct from judicial officers, yet the President has no power to remove them; at the Securities and Exchange Commission and many other federal agencies, they are themselves employed by the…
  • May 4

    Schools roundup

    Schools roundup
    California appeals court says state’s teacher tenure law doesn’t violate Equal Protection Clause, similar suits pending in NY, Minn. [ABA Journal, Neal McCluskey/Cato, earlier on Vergara case] Maryland to local school district:…
Rank this Week: 30

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • May 5

    Former Government Lawyers on Supreme Court Nominee Garland: ‘Supremely Qualified’

    Former Government Lawyers on Supreme Court Nominee Garland: ‘Supremely Qualified’
    U.S. solicitors general who served under every president from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama gave Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a bipartisan boost this week in a letter to Senate leaders saying he is “superbly qualified”…
  • May 5

    Antidiscrimination Rule for Lawyers Faces Backlash

    Antidiscrimination Rule for Lawyers Faces Backlash
    A proposal that would make it professional misconduct for lawyers to discriminate is causing heated debate in the legal industry.
  • May 5

    Justice Stevens on Thomas Jefferson, Guns, and Justice Scalia

    Justice Stevens on Thomas Jefferson, Guns, and Justice Scalia
    During 28 years together on the Supreme Court, Justices John Paul Stevens and Antonin Scalia sometimes could barely contain their disagreements over the Constitution’s meaning and the proper way to ascertain it, packing their opinions…
Rank this Week: 31

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 5

    Online Platforms, Competition Rules and Consumer Protection in Travel Industry

    Online Platforms, Competition Rules and Consumer Protection in Travel Industry
    Margherita Colangelo, University of Rome III - Department of Law and Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, University of Rome III - Department of Law examine Online Platforms, Competition Rules and Consumer Protection in Travel Industry. ABSTRACT: The…
  • May 5

    Comparing the US & the EU Failing Firm Defense: Reflections from an Economic Perspective

    Comparing the US & the EU Failing Firm Defense: Reflections from an Economic Perspective
    Marianela Lopez-Galdos, George Washington University-Competition Law Center is Comparing the US & the EU Failing Firm Defense: Reflections from an Economic Perspective. ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to compare the failing firm…
  • May 5

    Antitrust Policy Tools & IPRs: US, Transatlantic & International Effect

    Antitrust Policy Tools & IPRs: US, Transatlantic & International Effect
    Marianela Lopez-Galdos, George Washington University-Competition Law Center has written on Antitrust Policy Tools & IPRs: US, Transatlantic & International Effects. ABSTRACT: The paper tracks recent developments in the USA and EU…
Rank this Week: 33

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • May 5

    Rethinking Olympic Legacy

    Rethinking Olympic Legacy
    I’m going to spend much of this month trying to re-engineer your thinking about Brazil; the rule of law story is way cooler than most of us appreciate. Among all else going on there, Brazil is hosting the upcoming Summer Olympics, and there…
  • May 5

    Introduction

    Introduction
    Hello -- I'd like to thank Howard and Prawfsblawg for inviting me back as a guest blogger this month. I am an associate professor at Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where I teach and research in the areas of…
  • May 4

    Ted Cruz's Valediction and Martin Luther King's Famed "Letter from Montgomery Jail"

    Ted Cruz's Valediction and Martin Luther King's Famed "Letter from Montgomery Jail"
    I listened to Ted Cruz's speech withdrawing from the Republican campaign; not being snarky or ironic at all, it was an impressive and inspiring piece of work. But one passage I found discordant: Senator Cruz stated: "Even from a…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Feb 14

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law
    2-14-16 California: SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced today she is authoring legislation that will stop the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from allowing convicted sex offenders…
  • Feb 12

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction
    2-12-16 New Hampshire: HB 1153 would prohibit towns or municipalities in New Hampshire from passing ordinances that restrict where registered sex offenders can reside. The bill is being considered by the House Criminal Justice and Public…
  • Feb 12

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
Rank this Week: 34

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: 36

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Mittelstadt on the Military Welfare State in the WHS

    Mittelstadt on the Military Welfare State in the WHS
    On Monday, May 9, from 4:00-5:30, Jennifer Mittelstadt, Rutgers University, will present The Rise of the Military Welfare State in the Washington History Seminar, in the 6th Floor Moynihan Boardroom at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington,…
  • May 5

    Jagodinsky, on "Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946"

    Jagodinsky, on "Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946"
    New from Yale University Press: Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946, by Katrina Jagodinsky (University of Nebraska). A description from the Press:Katrina…
  • May 5

    SCHS Announces 2016 Silverman Lecture Serie

    SCHS Announces 2016 Silverman Lecture Serie
    The Supreme Court Historical Society has announced the 2016 Leon Silverman Lecture Series:May 11, 2016.  "The Supreme Court and the Chinese Exclusion Cases."  Dean Polly J. Price, Emory LawMay 25, 2016.  "A Conversation on…
Rank this Week: 38

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
  • May 4

    Public Procurement in State Aid and Competition Law International Conference– Chisinau, MDA

    Public Procurement in State Aid and Competition Law International Conference– Chisinau, MDA
    The Allerhand Institute in partnership with the Moldova Competition Council is organizing the “Public Procurement in State Aid and Competition Law“ International Conference in Chisinau. The conference co-financed by the…
  • May 4

    CFP: Tenth Annual Health Law Symposium– Chicago, IL

    CFP: Tenth Annual Health Law Symposium– Chicago, IL
    The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy and Annals of Health Law invite original research paper submissions on innovations in life sciences and stakeholder and agency responses for presentation...
  • May 4

    The Copyright Society of the USA Annual Meeting– Boston, MA

    The Copyright Society of the USA Annual Meeting– Boston, MA
    The Copyright Society of the USA will hold its Annual Meeting on June 12 – June 14, 2016 in Boston, MA.The Copyright Society of the USA, a non-profit organization established in 1953,...
Rank this Week: 39

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: 37

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 5

    The girl who hugged the pope is at the White House. Her parents, who are undocumented, can’t join her.

    The girl who hugged the pope is at the White House. Her parents, who are undocumented, can’t join her.
    The Washington Post reports that Sophie Cruz, the young woman who darted past security last fall to deliver a letter to Pope Francis, visited the White House today on Cinco de Mayo. Unfortunately, her parents could not accompany her…
  • May 5

    Immigration Highlights from the AALS Clinical Conference

    Immigration Highlights from the AALS Clinical Conference
    Earlier this week, clinical law professors from around the country gathered for the annual American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Clinical conference. This year's conference theme was, "Clinics and Communities: Exploring Community…
  • May 5

    This Past Week Alone: Two Deaths in Immigration Detention

    This Past Week Alone: Two Deaths in Immigration Detention
    Immigration Impact reports that two individuals have died in immigration detention in the past week alone, one at the Krome Detention Center in Miami, FL, and another at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego, CA. -JKoh
Rank this Week: 41

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 5

    Exclusive Submission Opportunity at Penn State Law Review

    Exclusive Submission Opportunity at Penn State Law Review
    From the students at the Penn State Law Review: The Penn State Law Review is conducting a direct article review to fill positions in Volume 121: Issue 1 and 2. Any article submitted to this review between now and May...
  • May 4

    Is Strict Scrutiny All It's Cracked Up To Be?

    Is Strict Scrutiny All It's Cracked Up To Be?
    Suppose you were a feminist legal group, and a Genie offered you the chance to elevate gender to the level of a "suspect classification." Gender would receive strict judicial scrutiny, under the same rules and precedents that…
  • May 4

    Prince's Estate

    Prince's Estate
    Prince has given us all so many gifts. Most importantly, his music got me through my college years. He gives law professors a particular set of gifts. Since 2006 I've been teaching a property problem around his landlord-tenant dispute with...
Rank this Week: 43

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Apr 24

    The Reverse Mortgage. What You Need To Know!

    The Reverse Mortgage. What You Need To Know!
    There is a familiar expression:  “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions!” I’d like to think that the individuals that came up with the concept of the reverse mortgage had good intentions.  The reality…
  • Apr 21

    Timing in Bankruptcy Case

    Timing in Bankruptcy Case
    As in lots of things, timing can be everything.  Timing is important in music, comedy, athletics, you name it. Timing can be very important in a bankruptcy case, too.  There can be multiple reasons for filing bankruptcy sooner as…
  • Apr 2

    What is a Medical Bankruptcy?

    What is a Medical Bankruptcy?
    Medical bankruptcy is a made up term.  It is often used by non-lawyers to describe the primary reasons behind their financial downfall.   It is a very real situation but not recognized as a special category of insolvency by the…
Rank this Week: 42

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 47

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 46