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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/
  • Jul 24

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Hope I got the day right. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. Check out the ISIS Tour bus. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 24

    Another Botched Exectution: 2 Hours to Die

    Another Botched Exectution: 2 Hours to Die
    Joseph Wood was executed in Arizona yesterday. It took two hours to kill him. The execution was not halted, even though he repeatedly gasped and snorted during it. An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the execution saw Wood start…
  • Jul 24

    Silva, Silva and Tsarnaev: A Confusing Story

    Silva, Silva and Tsarnaev: A Confusing Story
    Yesterday the feds arrested Stephen Silva of Cambridge, MA for heroin dealing and possession of a firearm with a partially obliterated serial number. Leaks from law enforcement claimed the gun is the one used to kill a Cambridge police…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Businessman Pleads Guilty to Loan Fraud

    Businessman Pleads Guilty to Loan Fraud
    Donald Keith Goff, 66, Laguna Niguel, California, has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a series of fraud schemes that include one in which he worked with his criminal defense attorney to fraudulently apply for millions of dollars…
  • Jul 23

    4 Arrested for Alleged Short Sale Fraud Scheme

    4 Arrested for Alleged Short Sale Fraud Scheme
    Sofia Atias, 44, Great Neck, New York, Joseph Atias, 50, Great Neck, Nicholas A. Pellegrini, 51, Garden City, New York, and Paula Berckhoff, 34, Garden City, have been charged with bank fraud and conspiracy for allegedly defrauding Bank of…
  • Jul 22

    Bogus Loan Modification Scammers Arrested

    Bogus Loan Modification Scammers Arrested
    Samuel Paul Bain, aka Paul Bain, 35, Tustin, California, an owner and principal of the businesses, Aminullah Sarpas, aka Amin Sarpas and David Sarpas, 32, Irvine, California, also an owner and principal of the businesses, Damon Grant…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Jul 22

    Memorials for Dan Markel

    Memorials for Dan Markel
    So much outpouring of affection for our friend. 1) At Brooklyn Law School as we speak (it began around 5:30). It is on the 22d floor of Feil Hall, 205 State Street (building # 3 on this map). Sorry for the late notice; get there if you can.…
  • Jul 19

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel
    We write this together, all of us, as a community. Our friend Dan Markel has been taken from us, suddenly and terribly. His law school, the Florida State University College of Law, will issue an announcement in due time. We do not have all…
  • Jul 19

    Chokeholds and clearly established right

    Chokeholds and clearly established right
    This is a tragic story and has all the trappings of yet another racially polarized split involving police, city government, and the public. Plus, we have video, with all the confusion and false certainty that goes along with visual images of…
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/
  • Jul 24

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 The Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order 2014 The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2014 The Housing (Right to Buy) (Limit on…
  • Jul 24

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Civil Division) K, Re [2014] EWCA Civ 905 (15 July 2014) M & Ors v Suffolk County Council [2014] EWCA Civ 942 (15 July 2014) KS v Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 941 (15 July 2014) Ahmad…
  • Jul 24

    Regina (LD and others) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

    Regina (LD and others) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily
    Regina (LD and others) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] WLR (D) 333 ‘The policy contained in Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 67/2011 of targeted strip-searching of women prisoners was not in breach of the Convention for the…
Rank this Week: 5

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: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again
    Original Article 07/18/2014 By Jennifer Reading MONTPELIER - It's another black mark for the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. "There are errors. And they should not have been there," said Doug Hoffer, D-Vt. Auditor. Hoffer says the system…
  • Jul 19

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book
    Original Article 07/10/2014 By JACK BARNWELL Tehachapi's city council on Monday finalized a repeal of a local sex offender ordinance in order to stave off potential lawsuits. City Attorney Tom Schroeter had recommended the council repeal…
  • Jul 19

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction
    Original Article 07/11/2014 By George Barnes TEMPLETON - Voters at a special town meeting Thursday night approved a bylaw establishing sex offender residency restrictions. The restrictions, proposed by resident Rachael Messina, were…
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

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/
  • Jul 23

    ALL FOR ME?

    ALL FOR ME?
    Dom Perignon -- Vintage 2004 -- was served on a recent Thai Airways flight. (The flight attendant graciously permitted me to "borrow" the bottle.)
  • Jul 23

    CHOCOLATE BROWN

    CHOCOLATE BROWN
    My guide recommended that we stop @ Chocolate Brown -- North Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Jul 23

    CHUKBOK CHURCH YOUTH WORKSHOP

    CHUKBOK CHURCH YOUTH WORKSHOP
    These kids were singing their hearts out ....@ the Ritz Carlton, Seoul Korea
Rank this Week: 9

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: 10

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Four)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Four)
    How the ACLU thinks about and uses amicus briefs — and when — and what a successful amicus practice looks like. In this six-part interview, Steven R. Shapiro, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) since 1993,…
  • Jul 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Dize v. Association of Maryland Pilots 13-1268 Issue: Whether, when applying the Chandris, Inc. v. Latsis thirty-percent rule—that, ordinarily, a qualifying “seaman” under…
  • Jul 23

    A gentle chiding of the Court on same-sex marriage

    A gentle chiding of the Court on same-sex marriage
    Gently chiding the Supreme Court for not making itself clear, a federal trial judge in Colorado refused on Wednesday to interpret the Justices’ recent actions on same-sex marriage as binding on lower courts.  U.S. District…
Rank this Week: 11

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 23

    Supreme Court allows execution of Arizona prisoner

    Supreme Court allows execution of Arizona prisoner
    [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] vacated [opinion, PDF] a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website], granting a conditional preliminary injunction in the execution of an Arizona death row…
  • Jul 23

    UK to introduce laws to eradicate female genital mutilation

    UK to introduce laws to eradicate female genital mutilation
    [JURIST] UK Prime Minister David Cameron [official website] on Tuesday announced [press release] plans to enact new laws that will protect girls from the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) [WHO backgrounder], procedures that…
  • Jul 23

    Recruitment of child soldiers persists in DRC: UN report

    Recruitment of child soldiers persists in DRC: UN report
    [JURIST] UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui [official profile] presented [press release] her fifth report on the situation of children affected by armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Jul 22

    .ma Meh

    .ma Meh
    Dog.ma resolves, but isn’t interesting. Opti.ma is parked, which almost seems appropriate. Enig.ma doesn’t resolve, which also seems appropriate, and it isn’t available. And neither are mag.ma and dra.ma. Look.ma exists but…
  • Jul 17

    B+

    B+
    I really wanted to like this initial effort from Represent.us more than I did. It’s a good effort, marred by some sophomoric stuff. Actually, I like the straight pitch better: I wonder how they will play in Kentucky? Although facially…
  • Jul 16

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk
    There’s been a lot of news recently about the dire effects climate change can have on Miami, yet not only has the risk not been priced into real estate but values are rising. What’s up? Are climate change deniers that ……
Rank this Week: 13

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?
    The manifold problems of conflict and displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region[1] seem as complex as they do intractable. After all, with the exception of Tanzania, all the countries in the region have generated refugees and…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing Lucy Hovil

    Introducing Lucy Hovil
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Lucy Hovil as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Lucy is the Senior Researcher for at the International Refugee Rights Initiative where, for the past six years, she has been…
  • Jul 24

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)
    Over the past year, our contributors have had so many noteworthy accomplishments that we had to write two posts to fit them all (see Part 1 here). Congratulations to all! Rachel Anderson was promoted and is now a tenured full professor…
Rank this Week: 14

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 24

    Approval of Class Action Settlement on Adjustment of Status Eligibility

    Approval of Class Action Settlement on Adjustment of Status Eligibility
    LEXIS NEXIS LEGAL NEWSROOM Immigration Law reports that, earlier this week, a federal district court issued a final approval of the settlement agreement in Duran Gonzalez, a Ninth Circuit-wide class action regarding eligibility for adjustment…
  • Jul 24

    Immigrant of the Day: Yulia Zagoruychenko (Russia)

    Immigrant of the Day: Yulia Zagoruychenko (Russia)
    Yulia Zagoruychenko, a professional dancer, won her first major title at the age of 12 when she became Russian Junior National Champion. Since immigrating to the U.S., she has won numerous titles, including the World South American Showdance…
  • Jul 24

    From the Bookshelves: Human Rights Law Second Edition by Merris Amo

    From the Bookshelves: Human Rights Law Second Edition by Merris Amo
    Human Rights Law Second Edition by Merris Amos In this completely revised and updated second edition of Human Rights Law, the judicial interpretation and application of the United Kingdom's Human Rights Act 1998 is comprehensively examined…
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/
  • Jul 23

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: BitLicense, Bathroom Breaks, Cruise Accountability

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: BitLicense, Bathroom Breaks, Cruise Accountability
    What if you were only permitted six minutes per day for bathroom breaks? Or really, what if you were timed at all? I’d imagine it wouldn’t go over well, and it isn’t with a company in Chicago, as Andrew Rodman explains.…
  • Jul 22

    Is SEO dead?

    Is SEO dead?
    Other than good content, good title tags, good site architecture, site speed, and engaging others via content to generate organic links to my blog, I never worried much about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Years later when I search for…
  • Jul 22

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Infrastructure Through P3s, Boosting Creativity, ACA Subsidie

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Infrastructure Through P3s, Boosting Creativity, ACA Subsidie
    In the big news of the day, the Affordable Care Act has taken a major hit. It isn’t on some of the entertaining issues we’ve seen weighed, but instead has to do with  tax subsidies to federal exchanges. Lee Beck has your…
Rank this Week: 16

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 24

    How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud

    How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud
    Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing resources from innocent victims when there’s so much free processing…
  • Jul 23

    How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System

    How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System
    When it comes to the security of the Internet of Things, a lot of the attention has focused on the dangers of the connected toaster, fridge and thermostat. But a more insidious security threat lies with devices that aren’t even on the…
  • Jul 22

    Hackers Could Take Control of Your Car. This Device Can Stop Them

    Hackers Could Take Control of Your Car. This Device Can Stop Them
    David Schwen | Wheel: Getty Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have proven more clearly than anyone in the world how vulnerable cars are to digital attack. Now they’re proposing the first step towards a solution. Last year the two…
Rank this Week: 17

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
  • Jul 23

    OPINION: Matter of J.A.L.

    OPINION: Matter of J.A.L.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – GUARDIAN/CONSERVATOR DA 13-0767, 2014 MT 196, IN THE MATTER OF: J.A.L., An Incapacitated Person.
  • Jul 23

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Beach

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Beach
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 13-0633, 2014 MT 195N, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: DOUG R. BEACH, Petitioner and Appellant, v. ELIZABETH O. BEACH, n/k/a…
  • Jul 23

    OPINION: Daumgart v. Dept. of Commerce

    OPINION: Daumgart v. Dept. of Commerce
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 13-0564, 2014 MT 194, ELIZABETH “BETSY” BAUMGART, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. STATE OF MONTANA, DEPT. OF COMMERCE, and DOES 2-15,…
Rank this Week: 18

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 21

    Warrants Permit Gov't To Seize Entire Email Account

    Warrants Permit Gov't To Seize Entire Email Account
    Can the government obtain a search warrant for particular emails you may have sent or received to look for evidence of criminal conduct? Sure. Can the government execute that warrant on your email provider to get those emails? Of course,…
  • Jul 20

    That's A Very Big No-No

    That's A Very Big No-No
    Fun story of the day comes from Kentucky, by way of the Lexington Herald-Leader (with a h/t to Above the Law). In short, a prosecutor carried on an affair with a defendant in a felony drug case, impregnated her, and then moved to revoke her…
  • Jul 18

    The Killing of Eric Garner

    The Killing of Eric Garner
    Yesterday afternoon, a group of NYPD police officers surrounded Eric Garner on Staten Island's Bay Street. Apparently, the officers believed Garner had been selling untaxed cigarettes and they planned to arrest him. Garner, an asthmatic…
Rank this Week: 20

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
  • Oct 21

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe
    Há nove anos, os presidentes dos tribunais superiores entregaram ao então ministro da Justiça Márcio Thomaz Bastos uma proposta de modernização do Judiciário, sugerindo uma série de…
  • Sep 26

    Yankees go home

    Yankees go home
     Artigo publicado no Editorial do Jornal valor Econômico em 26/09/2013   Yankees go home Por Heloisa Magalhães O “pito” de Dilma Rousseff nos americanos e a reação ao poder da…
  • Sep 11

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape
    A análise de validade das provas geradas em formato digital nas perícias forenses será o tema da palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. CONAPE - Congresso Nacional de Perícia Judicial: Conhecimento e…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 21

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/
  • Jul 23

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?
    7-23-2014 Washington: KEPR took a closer look at the broad list of crimes that can force someone to register as a sex offender. We learned there are thousands. There might be some that surprise you. KEPR also spoke with a young woman about…
  • Jul 23

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online
    7-23-2014 Vermont: Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online. State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be…
  • Jul 23

    Gun offender registry off to slow start

    Gun offender registry off to slow start
    Washington Felony Firearm Offender Law: Duty to Register also Failure to register as felony firearm offender also Notice to Register and Washington bill to create firearm offender database gains ground7-23-2014 Washington: TRI-CITIES,…
Rank this Week: 22

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: 23

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland
    Heli Askola, Monash University Faculty of Law, is publishing `Taking the Bait? Lessons from a ‘Hate Speech' Prosecution, in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014). Here is the abstract. This article uses one case study to explore…
  • Jul 23

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right
    Neville Cox, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Delfi AS v Estonia: The Liability of Secondary Internet Publishers for Violation of Reputational Rights Under the European Convention on Human Rights at 77 Modern Law Review 619 (2014).…
  • Jul 22

    The Lack of Press Freedom In Myanmar

    The Lack of Press Freedom In Myanmar
    A New York Times opinion piece on the lack of journalistic freedom in Myanmar.
Rank this Week: 24

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 25

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
Rank this Week: 26

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: 27

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Heroic Carrier Tricks: CNA edition

    Heroic Carrier Tricks: CNA edition
    Back in the day, the Cincinnati Life Insurance Company sold Long Term Care insurance (LTCi), and a colleague (since retired) sold a number of these. Recently, a Cincinnati LTCi client called to complain about a claims problem, and I was happy…
  • Jul 23

    Cavalcade of Risk #213: Don't Panic edition

    Cavalcade of Risk #213: Don't Panic edition
    Econ-blogger extraordinaire Jason Shafrin hosts this week's short but eclectic collection of risk-related posts, from life and health insurance to Worker's Comp, and plenty in-between. Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Jul 23

    Five Takeaways from Halbig and King

    Five Takeaways from Halbig and King
    1. The decision on Halbig (D.C. Circuit) isn't taking subsidies away from people nor is the decision on King (4th Circuit) to allow everyone who qualifies to receive a subsidy. It is simply about the law and how…
Rank this Week: 28

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    District Court Guts Work Product Protection for Tax Opinion

    District Court Guts Work Product Protection for Tax Opinion
    Robin L. Greenhouse, Michael Kelleher & Randy Herndon (all of McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, D.C.), District Court Opinion Guts Work Product Protection for Tax Opinions, 144 Tax Notes 329 (July 21, 2014): With implications that…
  • Jul 24

    NPR: Burritos, Sandwiches and Taxe

    NPR: Burritos, Sandwiches and Taxe
    NPR Planet Money, How the Burrito Became a Sandwich: We all know what a sandwich is. It's something delicious, slapped between two slices of bread. But when it comes to taxes, nothing is simple. Today on the show, what regulating sandwiches…
  • Jul 24

    National Law Journal: Law Profs Remember Dan Markel

    National Law Journal: Law Profs Remember Dan Markel
    National Law Journal, Professor Made Reputation Online, and Is Remembered There: The prevailing wisdom holds that law professors are wise to wait until they earn tenure before they start sharing their opinions in the rough-and-tumble legal…
Rank this Week: 30

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 23

    Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database

    Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database
    “The U.S. Census Bureau today released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000…
  • Jul 23

    International banking statistics at end-March 2014

    International banking statistics at end-March 2014
    “The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today released international banking statistics at end-March 2014. Between end-December 2013 and end-March 2014, the cross-border claims of BIS reporting banks rose by $580 billion. This…
  • Jul 23

    NARA houses master database cataloging JFK assassination records in Top Secret area

    NARA houses master database cataloging JFK assassination records in Top Secret area
    Aliya Sternstein – Nextgov: “The master database cataloging material related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has always been housed in a Top Secret vault, much of the time on a personal computer, according to…
Rank this Week: 29

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 24

    Delaware: “Man sues pizzeria for thwarting robbery”

    Delaware: “Man sues pizzeria for thwarting robbery”
    Nigel Sykes, currently serving a 15-year sentence, is suing employees of Seasons Pizza in Newport, Del. who allegedly tackled him as he was robbing the pizzeria at gunpoint. His suit, filed without a lawyer, asks in excess of $260,000, saying…
  • Jul 23

    Hey, where’d my car go?

    Hey, where’d my car go?
    If you last saw it in the small town of Hamlet, N.C., it might have been impounded by the police on low-level charges and then sold for scrap to junkyards in a series of what appear to be irregular and under-monitored transactions. “In…
  • Jul 23

    Food roundup

    Food roundup
    Obama pick for USDA nutrition chief advances food-as-social-justice theme [Politico, Free Beacon and more, Jeff Stier/Des Moines Register] Hawaii GMO battle is one the whole nation should watch [Mark Strauss, io9] “Overprotective…
Rank this Week: 31

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 24

    Happy Christmas 2014 [BluRay] (English)

    Happy Christmas 2014 [BluRay] (English)
    Seeds: 150 Leechers: 71 Year: 2014 Genre: Comedy, Drama Starring: Lena Dunham, Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey Director: Joe Swanberg Runtime: 78 minAudio: AC3Language: EnglishResolution: 704×480Frame Rate: 23.9 fpsVideo Bitrate: 5228…
  • Jul 22

    Reimagining IP/Gender: Feminist Engagement with IP Law—Washington, DC

    Reimagining IP/Gender: Feminist Engagement with IP Law—Washington, DC
    The Women and the Law Program and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property of American University Washington College of Law announce a Call for Papers for the Eleventh Annual IP/Gender Symposium, “Reimagining…
  • Jul 22

    Wyoming’s Big Horn River General Stream Adjudication—Riverton, WY

    Wyoming’s Big Horn River General Stream Adjudication—Riverton, WY
    The University of Wyoming (UW) College of Law and the Wyoming Law Review host a symposium, Wyoming’s Big Horn River General Stream Adjudication 1969-2014, Sept. 10-12, 2014, at the Wind River Hotel and Casino in Riverton, Wyoming. The…
Rank this Week: 32

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Primus Linked Again to a Great Audit and a Foodborne Illness Outbreak

    Primus Linked Again to a Great Audit and a Foodborne Illness Outbreak
    A few evenings ago I posted the final CDPH Report on the E. coli outbreak linked to Trader Joe’s and Walgreen’s.  Primus finds itself redacted on page 14 of the report:... Continue Reading
  • Jul 23

    Colorado King Sooper Customer, Sandy Antle’s, Listeria Cantaloupe Illness and Death

    Colorado King Sooper Customer, Sandy Antle’s, Listeria Cantaloupe Illness and Death
    The link between Sandra (Sandy) Antle’s Listeria infection and contaminated cantaloupe is clear.  In August 2011 Mrs. Antle consumed tainted cantaloupe purchased on several occasions at King Soopers located at... Continue Reading
  • Jul 23

    Nationwide Listeria Fruit Recall – What you need to know

    Nationwide Listeria Fruit Recall – What you need to know
    When the FDA and Wawona Packing announced a recall of certain “stone fruits” due to a positive Listeria test, it appeared to be a somewhat standard, and likely limited recall.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 33

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
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Jul 24

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)
    John Coffee has an interesting piece on the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term.   The article highlights two cases, one brought by (but yet to be resolved) N.Y.…
  • Jul 23

    The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC

    The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC
    Yesterday, two circuit courts issued opposite decisions on the Affordable Care Act. The Fourth Circuit held that individuals could obtain subsidies through the federal healthcare site. The D.C. Circuit, by a vote of 2-1 held the reverse. The…
  • Jul 22

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)
    DERA (Division of Economic and Risk Analysis) conducted a study of XBRL files to assess the quality. As part of the examination, DERA analyzed the use of "custom tags." The news was at best mixed or, as DERA put it, "[o]ur assessment suggests…
Rank this Week: 35

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Feb 26

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month
    On February 26, 2014, the FBI announced George Louis Theodule, 52, a former resident of Wellington, Florida was sentenced to 150 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Theodule previously pled guilty to wire…
  • Feb 26

    SEC Charges Arizona-Based Equity Fund l Securities Lawyer 101

    SEC Charges Arizona-Based Equity Fund l Securities Lawyer 101
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On February 26, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced charges against an Arizona-based private equity fund manager and his investment advisory firm for…
Rank this Week: 37

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Jul 23

    Statement From Joseph Wood's Attorney

    Statement From Joseph Wood's Attorney
    The following is a statement from Dale Baich, one of Joseph Wood’s attorneys, regarding today’s execution: "The experiment using midazolam combined with hydromorphone to carry out an execution failed today in Arizona. It took…
  • Jul 23

    Another Botched Execution

    Another Botched Execution
    "ARIZONA INMATE DIES 2 HOURS AFTER EXECUTION BEGAN," is the Associated Press from Arizona. A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure...
  • Jul 23

    Arizon Supreme Court Lifts Stay of Execution

    Arizon Supreme Court Lifts Stay of Execution
    "Arizona Execution Stay Lifted," is the breaking newss from CNN, via KSPR-TV. The Arizona Supreme Court has lifted the stay it had imposed on the execution of convicted murderer Joseph Wood. Wood had asked the court to review his claims...
Rank this Week: 36

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 38

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 1

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 39

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
Rank this Week: 40

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 41

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
  • Jul 15

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI
    Back in 2008, I wrote several articles about the suspicious activities of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Specifically, I questioned the campaign contributions her received from Pre-Paid Legal Services (now Legal Shield), a company that…
  • Jul 10

    World Ventures Called A Scam by Blogger and Other

    World Ventures Called A Scam by Blogger and Other
    Attempts to silence critics of multi-level marketing companies (often referred to as legalized pyramid schemes) are nothing new. I have been on the receiving end of numerous threats  and one very large legal action for my criticism of…
  • Jul 3

    Creating an Investigative Policy

    Creating an Investigative Policy
    An investigative policy is an important tool to help manage the process of initiating a corporate fraud investigation. Doing so will help bring uniformity to the evaluation of fraud allegations, and it will help guide management through the…
Rank this Week: 43

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: 42

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • Apr 24

    Symposium in Memory of Giuseppe Tarzia at the MPI Luxembourg

    Symposium in Memory of Giuseppe Tarzia at the MPI Luxembourg
    Many thanks to Felix Koechel (MPI Luxembourg) for the hint. The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law will host a symposium in memory of Giuseppe Tarzia (28.12.1930 – 23.2.2005),…
  • Apr 24

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU
    Ronald A. Brand (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) has posted The Evolving Private International Law/Substantive Law Overlap in the European Union on SSRN. This chapter, written for the FESTSCHRIFT FÜR ULRICH MAGNUS…
  • Apr 24

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu
    A Liber Amicorum for Ulrich Magnus was published in February 2014. It contains a number of contributions on private international law. III. Internationales Privat- und Zivilverfahrensrecht Jürgen Basedow,…
Rank this Week: 45