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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/
  • Jul 19

    Mortgage Broker Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Application

    Mortgage Broker Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Application
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Pierre Chainey, 42, Tabernacle, New Jersey, was sentenced to 54 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that caused $2.7 million in losses.  Chainey previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District…
  • Jul 19

    Sentences for Two Law Firm Faker

    Sentences for Two Law Firm Faker
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ronald Rodis, 52, Long Beach, California was sentenced to 41 months in prison, and Charles Wayne Farris, 56, Aliso Viejo, California, was sentenced to serve 47 months in prison for their roles in a multi-million…
  • Jul 19

    Kickbacks and Fraudulent tax returns result in Prison Sentence

    Kickbacks and Fraudulent tax returns result in Prison Sentence
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Richard Pierce, a Michigan business owner, was sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison for obstructing and impeding the internal revenue laws and committing bank fraud. According to documents filed with the court,…
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/
  • Jul 20

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Sorry about the lack of open threads the past few days. Here's a new one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 20

    OJ Simpson Granted Parole

    OJ Simpson Granted Parole
    Update: the vote was unanimous for parole among the four board/commission members. Each spoke individually. They said their vote was fair and consistent. Update: Looks like OJ will get parole. They have a Florida parole officer…
  • Jul 20

    Second Circuit Voids Former London Trader Conviction

    Second Circuit Voids Former London Trader Conviction
    The Second Circuit has voided the convictions of two former London traders. Allen and Conti, who worked for Dutch-headquartered Rabobank [RABO.UL], were convicted in November 2015 of fraud and conspiracy for trying to rig U.S. dollar…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 4

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/
  • Jul 20

    2 Leading Online Black Markets Are Shut Down by Authoritie

    2 Leading Online Black Markets Are Shut Down by Authoritie
    The authorities took control of one large site, Hansa Market, and covertly operated it to catch refugees fleeing the closing of the largest market, AlphaBay.
  • Jul 20

    What the Decline of the Dollar Mean

    What the Decline of the Dollar Mean
    The value of the dollar has fallen steadily this year, helping American companies that sell to foreigners and hurting American consumers of foreign goods and services.
  • Jul 20

    Breakingviews: Central Bankers Play Waiting Game on Inflation

    Breakingviews: Central Bankers Play Waiting Game on Inflation
    The European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan have spent large amounts without generating much inflation. Yet they are obliged to keep trying.
Rank this Week: 6

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 20

    UK laws to boost digital infrastructure come into force – OUT-LAW.com

    UK laws to boost digital infrastructure come into force – OUT-LAW.com
    ‘UK laws designed to support the deployment of new digital infrastructure have now come into force.’ Full StoryOUT-LAW.com, 19th July 2017Source: www.out-law.com
  • Jul 20

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Supreme Court PNM v Times Newspapers Ltd & Ors [2017] UKSC 49 (19 July 2017) Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure) & Ors, R (on the application of) v Westminster City Council [2017] UKSC 50 (19 July 2017) Court of Appeal (Civil Division) NRAM…
  • Jul 20

    Probation reform: open letter from the Secretary of State for Justice – Ministry of Justice

    Probation reform: open letter from the Secretary of State for Justice – Ministry of Justice
    ‘Justice Secretary David Lidington provides an update on the probation system.’ Full StoryMinistry of Justice, 19th July 2017Source: www.gov.uk
Rank this Week: 5

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 20

    A de BlASIO AFFORDABLE HOUSING UPDATE

    A de BlASIO AFFORDABLE HOUSING UPDATE
    Mayor Bill de Blasio Reports Progress of Housing New York Plan Image credit: Office of the Mayor At the close of fiscal year 2017, the Mayor’s Administration is ahead of schedule in achieving its goal to build 200,000…
  • Jul 20

    147 MILLION WANT TO COME HERE?

    147 MILLION WANT TO COME HERE?
    Coming to America by Jon Clifton Nearly 150 million people -- or 4% of the world's adult population -- would move to the U.S. if they could. That figure is larger than the next four most popular…
  • Jul 20

    FEMALES STRUGGLE WITH AUTISM

    FEMALES STRUGGLE WITH AUTISM
    Females with autism show greater difficulty with day-to-day tasks than male counterparts Largest study to date of executive function in females with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) reveals unique challenges in diagnosis and…
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

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 20

    ICC orders Gbagbo's continued detention pending trial chamber's review

    ICC orders Gbagbo's continued detention pending trial chamber's review
    The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Wednesday reversed [holding, PDF] the Trial Chamber’s “Decision on Laurent Gbagbo Detention,” thereby ordering continued detention until the…
  • Jul 20

    DOJ revives provision of civil asset forfeiture program

    DOJ revives provision of civil asset forfeiture program
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced on Wednesday that it is reviving a provision of the federal civil asset forfeiture program, which was suspended [JURIST report] in September 2015. The DOJ is reviving a portion…
  • Jul 19

    Supreme Court exempts grandparents from enforcement of travel ban

    Supreme Court exempts grandparents from enforcement of travel ban
    The US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday affirmed in part [order, PDF] a ruling by the US District Court for the District of Hawaii [official website] concerning the scope of the Trump administration’s travel ban. The state…
Rank this Week: 9

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 18

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?
    Not that I have much choice in my 403(b) – it’s stocks or bonds, no cash option. The post Time to Buy or Sell Stocks? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Jul 9

    Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?

    Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?
    An Australian reporter explains what we learned about Donald Trump from the G20 meeting. Unfortunately I cannot embed the video for copyright reasons, but click through and page down a bit. The stuff about North Korea is especially apt. Was…
  • Jun 28

    30M Day

    30M Day
    Sometime today I will have been alive 30,000,000 minutes. Some of them counted more than others. The post 30M Day appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 10

Frederic Borel

Frederic Borel

Summarizes and translates decisions of the US Supreme Court (and occasionally the California Supreme Court) which may be of interest to Swiss legal professionals.

http://fredericborel.blogspot.ch/
  • Jul 14

    Ryan v. Rosenfeld, S232582

    Ryan v. Rosenfeld, S232582
    Appeal: Dismissal: Motion to vacate: Postjudgment orders:Is the denial of a motion to vacate the judgment under Code of Civil Procedure section 663 separately appealable?Section 663 of the Code of Civil Procedure allows an aggrieved party in…
  • Jul 11

    Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Int'l, Inc., Docket 15-1189

    Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Int'l, Inc., Docket 15-1189
    Patent exhaustion doctrine: International exhaustion (patent): First sale doctrine: License: Common law: Fee simple:When a patentee sells one of its products, however, the patentee can no longer control that item through the patent…
  • Jul 6

    Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, Docket 16-254

    Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, Docket 16-254
    Service abroad of documents: Hague Service Convention: Jurisdiction:This case concerns the scope of the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters, Nov. 15, 1965 (Hague Service…
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Petitions of the day

    Petitions of the day
    The petitions of the day are: Hernandez v. Crespo 16-1458 Issue: Whether the Federal Arbitration Act pre-empts a state law that dictates onerous terms and conditions which must be included in private arbitration agreements between…
  • Jul 20

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Yesterday the Supreme Court left in place a district judge’s ruling allowing entry into the United States by close relatives of people in the U.S., such as grandparents, but put a hold on the portion of the judge’s order that…
  • Jul 19

    Court releases October calendar

    Court releases October calendar
    The Supreme Court term that ended in late June may have lacked the high-profile cases found in many of the terms that preceded it, but the new term will have no shortage of blockbusters. Today the justices released the calendar for…
Rank this Week: 12

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Jul 20

    Boni-Saenz on Distributive Justice and Donative Intent

    Boni-Saenz on Distributive Justice and Donative Intent
    Alexander A. Boni-Saenz (Chicago-Kent College of Law) has posted Distributive Justice and Donative Intent (UCLA Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The inheritance system is beset by formalism. Probate courts reject wills…
  • Jul 20

    Gluck on Scalia & Textualism and Formalism in Statutory Interpretation and Construction (with Comments)

    Gluck on Scalia & Textualism and Formalism in Statutory Interpretation and Construction (with Comments)
    Abbe R. Gluck (Yale Law School) has posted Justice Scalia’s Unfinished Business in Statutory Interpretation: Where Textualism’s Formalism Gave Up (Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 5, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Justice Scalia,…
  • Jul 20

    Campbell on Judicial Review & the Enumeration of Right

    Campbell on Judicial Review & the Enumeration of Right
    Jud Campbell (University of Richmond School of Law) has posted Judicial Review and the Enumeration of Rights (14 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 569 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When introducing the Bill of Rights…
Rank this Week: 14

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 18

    OPINIONS – July 18, 2017

    OPINIONS – July 18, 2017
    State v. J. Springer DA 16-0044 2017 MT 179N Criminal – DUI-Felony Marriage of Axelberg DA 16-0412 2017 MT 178N Civil – Domestic Relations State v. F. Torres DA 15-0702 2017 MT 177 Criminal – Assault-Partner/Family Ganoung…
  • Jul 11

    OPINIONS – July 11, 2017

    OPINIONS – July 11, 2017
    Matter of O.R. J.R. YINC DA 16-0608 2017 MT 175N Civil – Dependent Neglect Parenting of R.W.W. DA 16-0717 2017 MT 174N Civil – Damages Matter of K.A.P. and A.R.P. YINC DA 16-0765 2017 MT 173N Civil – Dependent Neglect…
  • Jul 7

    OPINION – July 6, 2017

    OPINION – July 6, 2017
    State v. M. Stutzman DA 15-0394 2017 MT 169 Criminal – Sexual Intercourse without Consent
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 13

    Will I see you at the AALL Annual Conference in Austin?

    Will I see you at the AALL Annual Conference in Austin?
    I’ll be attending the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Conference and Meeting in Austin this Sunday through Tuesday. A couple of my friends and legal industry leaders, Bob Ambrogi and Ed Walters, have mentioned more…
  • Jul 11

    Can you blog on Facebook?

    Can you blog on Facebook?
    Facebook is a great place for publishing. Clean mobile interface, easy to key in content (even with my thumbs) and a built in audience for engagement. There’s also no intimidation factor. When you open Facebook, free flow thinking is…
  • Jul 9

    WSJ Law Blog closing signals strength, not weakness, of law blog

    WSJ Law Blog closing signals strength, not weakness, of law blog
    Wall Street Journal legal correspondent, Ashby Jones (@jonesashby), announced last week that the WSJ’s “Law Blog” launched in 2006 and after 20,000 posts was shutting its doors effective immediately. The End of an Era: The…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 18

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Haggis and Puddings Recalled in Scotland

    Haggis and Puddings Recalled in Scotland
    The Food Standards Agency of Scotland (FSAS) has announced that Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd has recalled a number of its products, including products manufactured for Lidl and Marks & Spencer,... Continue Reading
  • Jul 12

    Kids of all Religions can die of E. coli

    Kids of all Religions can die of E. coli
    According to Food Safety News, the E. coli outbreak in southwest Utah that has already killed two is growing, and public health officials there have warned people to avoid consuming... Continue Reading
  • Jul 12

    Michigan and California Slammed with Hepatitis A

    Michigan and California Slammed with Hepatitis A
    Vaccinations urged for all people not immune. According to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, 228 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in 2017, with 161... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 17

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 3

    The WSJ Law Blog: 2006-2017

    The WSJ Law Blog: 2006-2017
    More than a decade ago, The Wall Street Journal launched Law Blog. It had a simple name but a novel approach to legal coverage in the pre-Twitter era. The goal: to deliver readers interested in national legal affairs the latest news and rapid…
  • Jun 21

    Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham

    Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham
    The former head of the Justice Department’s criminal division is joining the law firm Latham & Watkins, the firm announced on Wednesday, making the firm now home to two former assistant attorney generals for the criminal division,…
  • Jun 15

    Hogan Lovells Launches in Boston with Acquisition of Investigations Firm

    Hogan Lovells Launches in Boston with Acquisition of Investigations Firm
    Hogan Lovells is opening a Boston office with the acquisition of a boutique firm.
Rank this Week: 19

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

http://www.americanlawyer.com/top-stories
  • Jul 20

    Law Firms, Owed by Bankrupt Clients, Look to Represent Them in Court

    Law Firms, Owed by Bankrupt Clients, Look to Represent Them in Court
    Greenberg Traurig and Husch Blackwell are tapped for bankruptcies in Hawaii and Texas that count several law firms among leading creditors.       
  • Jul 20

    The American Lawyer Announces its Fifth Annual Global Legal Awards Winner

    The American Lawyer Announces its Fifth Annual Global Legal Awards Winner
    Law firms are honored for excellence in global work in four main categories: disputes, finance, citizenship and mergers and acquisitions.       
  • Jul 20

    Mintz Levin Partner Plays More Than One Tune

    Mintz Levin Partner Plays More Than One Tune
    Brad Scheller usually gets to work around 7 a.m. In his New York office, the patent litigator at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo keeps a spare, stand up string bass. It's not performance-ready, but his wife wanted it out of the…
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 20

    Health Plan Payment in U.S. Marketplaces: Regulated Competition with a Weak Mandate

    Health Plan Payment in U.S. Marketplaces: Regulated Competition with a Weak Mandate
    Timothy J. Layton, Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy, Ellen Montz, Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy, and Mark Shepard, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) investigate Health Plan…
  • Jul 20

    Complementary Monopolies and Multi-Product Firm

    Complementary Monopolies and Multi-Product Firm
    Michael Kopel, University of Graz, Clemens Löffler, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Thomas Pfeiffer, University of Vienna - Accounting and Control offer Complementary Monopolies and Multi-Product Firms. ABSTRACT: According…
  • Jul 20

    Advertising Competition in the Free-to-Air TV Broadcasting Industry

    Advertising Competition in the Free-to-Air TV Broadcasting Industry
    Marc Ivaldi, Toulouse School of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Jiekai Zhang, CREST-ENSAI study Advertising Competition in the Free-to-Air TV Broadcasting Industry. ABSTRACT: This paper empirically investigates the…
Rank this Week: 21

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: 22

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: 23

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 12

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law George Shepherd, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law, presents today his paper entitled: Discerning the Bible’s Requirements for Being a Christian: An Originalist,…
  • Jul 11

    CFP — Democratic Governance Workshop — Manchester, UK

    CFP — Democratic Governance Workshop — Manchester, UK
    The Manchester International Law Centre at the University of Manchester, UK will hold a workshop on November 3, 2017 on the subject of: the question of democratic governance with a...
  • Jul 11

    Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference – Carbondale, IL

    Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference – Carbondale, IL
    The Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference will be held October 6–7, 2017 at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois. CSLSA is an organization...
Rank this Week: 26

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jun 5

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking
    The arrest of an alleged source of a classified leak to the Intercept offers a lesson in the risks of spilling secrets. The post Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC
    A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous 'Fireball' Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool
    University of Washington researchers put sensors in 15 ridesharing cars, and uncovered new evidence of how stingrays are being used and how to detect them. The post Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool appeared…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 24

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 27

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 20

    Schizer:Border Adjustments And The Conservation Of Tax Planning

    Schizer:Border Adjustments And The Conservation Of Tax Planning
    David M. Schizer (Columbia), Border Adjustments and the Conservation of Tax Planning, 155 Tax Notes 1451 (June 5, 2017): In this article, Schizer argues that U.S. corporate and shareholder taxes need to be reformed, and the corporate rate…
  • Jul 20

    Ousted Cincinnati Dean Jennifer Bard Named Penn State Visiting Professor

    Ousted Cincinnati Dean Jennifer Bard Named Penn State Visiting Professor
    Press Release, Jennifer Bard to Join Penn State Law, College of Medicine as Visiting Professor: Jennifer S. Bard, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of law, public health and bioethics, will join the faculties of Penn State…
  • Jul 20

    10 Things To Know About Tax Practice

    10 Things To Know About Tax Practice
    Above the Law: 10 Things to Know About Tax Practice: Today’s topic: tax law. 1. What do you do in a typical day? A typical day usually begins with reading daily tax publications. There are always many changes and developments to keep up…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Jul 20

    #SeersuckerDay at the USSC meeting

    #SeersuckerDay at the USSC meeting
    #SeersuckerDay at the USSC meeting in DC. That's Judge Bill Pryor and Judge Charles Breyer.Judges Pryor and Breyer start new USSC tradition! #SeersuckerDay pic.twitter.com/GY2Xte4TzS— SentencingCommission (@TheUSSCgov) July 19, 2017
  • Jul 19

    Judge Rosenbaum starts her opinion with a GoT quote

    Judge Rosenbaum starts her opinion with a GoT quote
    Judge Rosenbaum starts her opinion with a Game of Thrones quote.  And it's Tyrion Lannister, Hand of Daenerys Targaryen.  Looks like she was watching the premier with the rest of us on Sunday night.  Here's the intro:“A…
  • Jul 19

    SDFLA Summer

    SDFLA Summer
    1. The SDFLA is pretty quiet right now.  There's a 4-5 trial nearing its end in front of Judge Gayles for the interns who want to see some good lawyering.  2. Former SDFLA AUSA Michael Brown has been nominated to the district bench…
Rank this Week: 30

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 20

    Opinions About Giving Legal Opinion

    Opinions About Giving Legal Opinion
    Nowadays, news reports resemble the sorts of crazy hypotheticals that law professors love (and law students loathe). And since we love far-fetched hypotheticals, many law professors have taken to giving our legal opinions about the political…
  • Jul 19

    The lawyer, the addict, and the law professor

    The lawyer, the addict, and the law professor
    What did people think about The Lawyer, the Addict in last weekend's New York Times? The piece was written by the ex-wife of a lawyer who died of an overdose; in investigating her husband's drug use and death, the author found a legal…
  • Jul 19

    JOTWELL: Lahav on Kessler on the rise of legal adversarialism

    JOTWELL: Lahav on Kessler on the rise of legal adversarialism
    The new Courts Law essay comes from Alexandra Lahav (U Conn), reviewing Amalia Kessler, Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture (Yale University Press). Lahav focuses on the way in which equity…
Rank this Week: 29

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Getzler to Lecture on Leading Case

    Getzler to Lecture on Leading Case
    Joshua Getzler, Oxford University, will speak on Leading Cases, Hermeneutics, and the Politics of Legal History at the Australian National University on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 1–2pm:Joshua will reflect on the role of "leading…
  • Jul 19

    More on the Emoluments Clause

    More on the Emoluments Clause
    In a recent Weekend Roundup, we noted the New York Times op-ed on the Emoluments Clause by Joshua Blackman and Seth Barrett Tillman (as well as John Mikhail’s paper on how dictionaries published between 1523 and 1806 defined…
  • Jul 19

    Goold on Owning Body Part

    Goold on Owning Body Part
    Imogen Goold, St Anne’s College Oxford has published Flesh and Blood: Owning our Bodies and Their Parts with Hart Publishing. The book is in part historical in its approach. From the press:For centuries, human bodies and their parts…
Rank this Week: 31

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 19

    Archiving BBC’s website and social media output

    Archiving BBC’s website and social media output
    BBC Internet Blog: “BBC Archives has a remit to archive output with historical, cultural and production re-use value. Carl Davies is part of the Digital Archives Services team, and gives an insight into how such a broad range of online…
  • Jul 19

    Internet Archive TV News Lab Tests Facial Recognition to Alert Viewer

    Internet Archive TV News Lab Tests Facial Recognition to Alert Viewer
    Internet Archive Blogs: “Working with Matroid, a California-based start up specializing in identifying people and objects in images and video, the Internet Archive’s TV News Archive today releases Face-O-Matic, an experimental…
  • Jul 19

    Tree Identification Field Guide

    Tree Identification Field Guide
    Tree Identification Field Guide (this app has a small fee): “Our illustrated, step-by-step process makes it easy to identify a tree simply by the kinds of leaves it produces. Begin identifying your tree by choosing the appropriate…
Rank this Week: 33

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 15

    Does new Arkansas law force women to get rapists' OK before getting abortion? ACLU thinks so

    Does new Arkansas law force women to get rapists' OK before getting abortion? ACLU thinks so
    7-15-17 Arkansas: Arkansas has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, and a new one set to go into effect at the end of the month has drawn the ire of the ACLU. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued to block the…
  • Jul 4

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
  • Jun 24

    Disabled man released from sex-offender list

    Disabled man released from sex-offender list
    6-24-17 Arkansas: A Pulaski County circuit judge has released a 38-year-old brain-damaged Little Rock man from an 18-year-old court order requiring him to register as a sex offender, ruling that Andrew Baxter Low is not a danger to the…
Rank this Week: 32

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 17

    Reasons to Not Use Expert Witness Referral Service

    Reasons to Not Use Expert Witness Referral Service
    There are a number of expert witness referral services out there, several of them with high profiles and long lists of available experts. It seems like a good value proposition: An attorney needs an expert in a particular specialty, and the…
  • Jul 13

    You Suspect Your Spouse is Hiding Income or Asset

    You Suspect Your Spouse is Hiding Income or Asset
    If you think your spouse may be attempting to hide income or assets during your divorce proceeding, your first step should be to tell your divorce attorney. Your attorney should know how to handle situations such as this, and the sooner he or…
  • Jul 10

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne
    Tracy Coenen talks about the steps she takes when she starts a new expert witness case. What documents should you ask for? What should you evaluate first?
Rank this Week: 36

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jul 16

    Controlling the Images: How Royal Caribbean Handles PR During Cruise Ship Fire

    Controlling the Images: How Royal Caribbean Handles PR During Cruise Ship Fire
    PR News recently published an interesting article about how Royal Caribbean Cruises successfully handled its public relations image during the 2013 fire aboard the Grandeur of the Seas. Titled How Royal Caribbean Controls the Message During a…
  • Jul 8

    Royal Caribbean to Pull Some of its Cruise Ships from Falmouth, Jamaica?

    Royal Caribbean to Pull Some of its Cruise Ships from Falmouth, Jamaica?
    Royal Caribbean and sister cruise line Celebrity Cruises are pulling some of their cruise ships from the port of Falmouth, Jamaica, according to the Jamaican Gleaner. Yesterday, the Gleaner published an article titled Major Cruiselines…
  • Jul 5

    NBC News: Hidden Dangers for Children on Cruise Ship

    NBC News: Hidden Dangers for Children on Cruise Ship
    Last night, NBC Nightly News aired part 2 of its investigation into sexual assaults on cruise ships. NBC interviewed me during the investigation. We have handled over 100 cases of sexual assault; approximately one third of the victims have…
Rank this Week: 35

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Five Teens Injured after Car Hits Pedestrians in Santa Ana

    Five Teens Injured after Car Hits Pedestrians in Santa Ana
    Five teenagers were injured in a Santa Ana car accident involving pedestrians, which officials say, was caused by an unlicensed, underage driver operating under the influence. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the…
  • Jul 10

    Man Killed in Silverwood Lake Personal Watercraft Accident

    Man Killed in Silverwood Lake Personal Watercraft Accident
    Jahrick Williams, 27, of Lancaster was killed in a watercraft accident at Silverwood Lake after the personal watercraft he was riding collided with a boat. According to a news report on Victorville News’s website, the incident occurred…
  • Jul 6

    Fatal Bicycle Accident in Garden Grove

    Fatal Bicycle Accident in Garden Grove
    Eliseo Quiroz, 71, was killed in a Garden Grove bicycle accident after a car struck him the afternoon of July 3. The Orange County Register reports that the incident occurred in the 12700 block of Buaro Street. When officers arrived at the…
Rank this Week: 34

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jul 20

    CareFirst open letter highlights dispute with Anne Arundel Medical Center

    CareFirst open letter highlights dispute with Anne Arundel Medical Center
    The head of CareFirst fired back at officials of Anne Arundel Medical Center after the hospital announced publicly that it was seeking to end its contract with the insurer over a dispute about reimbursement rates. Chet Burrell,…
  • Jul 20

    Jonathan Shurberg, activist, attorney, political guru, dies at 54

    Jonathan Shurberg, activist, attorney, political guru, dies at 54
    Montgomery County lawyer Jonathan S. Shurberg, whose community activism endeared him to the downtrodden and whose election-law expertise was sought by legislators and counties, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 54. “His…
  • Jul 20

    Paul Skalny | Davis Agnor

    Paul Skalny | Davis Agnor
    Paul Skalny, managing director with the Howard County-based law practice of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny for more than 14 years, has been elected chair of Howard County General Hospital’s board of trustees. Skalny represents…
Rank this Week: 37

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    CAFC affirms PTAB in HTC case; claims of Cellular Communications survive IPR challenge

    CAFC affirms PTAB in HTC case; claims of Cellular Communications survive IPR challenge
    HTC v. Cellular Communications is a non-precedential decision,which contains many significant issues (and a potent dissent byJudge Dyk).One issue that bothered LBE (but not directly addresses in the opinion) was the issue of forfeiture of…
  • Jul 18

    Trademarks in music. Flashback to New Jersey stating: its previous position "was inadvertently put into the brief."

    Trademarks in music. Flashback to New Jersey stating: its previous position "was inadvertently put into the brief."
    Further to the July 17 IPBiz post on "who" sang the number one hit "He's a Rebel" (the Blossoms, not the Crystals),IPBiz notes another interesting bit of music intellectual property. It is "like" the issue in "He's a Rebel," because it…
  • Jul 17

    Who actually recorded "He's a Rebel"?

    Who actually recorded "He's a Rebel"?
    If you listen to '60s radio, you are likely to hear "He's a Rebel," which you will be told was recorded bythe Crystals.But, although that is what the record says, it isn't true. What you hear is done by the Blossoms, withDarlene Love…
Rank this Week: 38

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Dramatic Video Shows Man Attacked by San Diego Police Dog

    Dramatic Video Shows Man Attacked by San Diego Police Dog
    Officers with the San Diego Police Department say they released a K9 on a man who attacked a cab driver, tried to steal a motorcycle and threatened one of their officers in downtown on July 9. However, a group called United Against Police…
  • Jul 11

    Family of Six Injured in Huntington Beach Road Rage Incident

    Family of Six Injured in Huntington Beach Road Rage Incident
    A family of six riding in a minivan was injured in a car accident, which officials say, was caused by a driver who was fleeing a road rage incident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the first crash occurred when a man…
  • Jul 10

    Man Changing Tire Struck and Killed on Southland Freeway

    Man Changing Tire Struck and Killed on Southland Freeway
    Eduardo Gutierrez, 55, was killed in an auto accident the afternoon of July 8, 2017 after a passing tow truck struck him as he was changing a tire on his vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Gutierrez was stopped…
Rank this Week: 39

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 20

    Public Hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

    Public Hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act
    The Ontario Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs met from July 10 to July 14, 2017 (we were informed that hearings are continuing to July 21, 2017, Hamilton is today and Toronto closes the tour tomorrow) to…
  • Jul 20

    Against Tradition

    Against Tradition
    In a recent column in Canadian Lawyer, Ian Holloway, my Dean and friend, wrote in defence of lawyerly traditions, such as calling Ontario’s law society the Law Society of Upper Canada, and barrister’s robes. At the same time he…
  • Jul 19

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Flirty Girl Fitness Inc. v…
Rank this Week: 41

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Activist's Suit Argues Gay Pride Flags Are Religious Symbol

    Activist's Suit Argues Gay Pride Flags Are Religious Symbol
    The San Diego Union Tribune reported yesterday that anti-gay marriage activist Chris Sevier has filed suit against four members of Congress seeking to force them to remove rainbow flags they have in the hallways outside their Congressional…
  • Jul 20

    Court Dismisses Husband's Suit Over Pastor's Affair With Wife

    Court Dismisses Husband's Suit Over Pastor's Affair With Wife
    In Laidlaw v. Converge Midatlantic, 2017 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 203 (PA Com. Pl., July 19, 2017), a Pennsylvania trial court dismissed a suit brought by a husband who is seeking damages for a sexual affair between his wife and the pastor…
  • Jul 20

    Tax Court Says Omission of Cost of Donated Property Justifies Full Disallowance of Deduction

    Tax Court Says Omission of Cost of Donated Property Justifies Full Disallowance of Deduction
    In RERI Holdings I, LLC v. Commissioner, (US TC, July 3, 2017), the United States Tax Court held that a charitable deduction for property should be disallowed in full because the taxpayer failed to include the property's cost basis on IRS…
Rank this Week: 40

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 20

    Jane Stoever: Mandatory Domestic Violence Reporting Laws Linked to Fear of Deportation

    Jane Stoever: Mandatory Domestic Violence Reporting Laws Linked to Fear of Deportation
    Jane Stoever, Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at UC Irvine School of Law, writes in the Los Angeles Times about the harms of mandatory reporting laws for medical professionals who are required to report domestic violence and sexual…
  • Jul 20

    Immigrant of the Day: Mai Neng Moua

    Immigrant of the Day: Mai Neng Moua
    Photo via mnmoualaw.com Mai Neng Moua is an immigration attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As MPR reports, she was born in a Thai refugee camp where her parents fled from Communist Laos. At three, Moua and her family resettled in…
  • Jul 20

    Driving While Black, Driving While Brown, Driving While Undocumented?

    Driving While Black, Driving While Brown, Driving While Undocumented?
    In the era of Trump, immigrants who come into contact with the criminal justice system are at risk of removal. And how is one most likely to come into contact with the police? For many, it is when driving a...
Rank this Week: 48

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 20

    Short Take: Second Banana

    Short Take: Second Banana
    Judge Kopf, in his letter to a young practicing attorney, was deliberately provocative and slightly snarky, both for the entertainment value as well as to grab attention. The sweet tummy rubs that the babies prefer tend not to serve any…
  • Jul 20

    Short Take: Is There Mustard On That Ham Sandwich, Mr. Prosecutor

    Short Take: Is There Mustard On That Ham Sandwich, Mr. Prosecutor
    Mimi Schwartz sat on a Harris County grand jury and lived to tell about it. Last year, Harris County led the state in the number of police shootings of civilians. Of the more than 200 officer-involved shootings brought before grand juries…
  • Jul 20

    Indy Books and Wedding Cake

    Indy Books and Wedding Cake
    Douglas Koziol makes his pitch for allowing bakeries to refuse to make cakes for gay weddings. He works in a independent bookstore in Boston, and likely would never see his post as being an argument for, as he calls them, “straight-only…
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Jul 20

    Number Needed to Treat

    Number Needed to Treat
    In this article on Science Based Medicine, Dr. Harriet Hall sets out the significance of the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) as a measure of the benefit of a medical intervention (drug, procedure, or other therapy). In brief, the NNT...
  • Jul 19

    Low Information Jurors, Then and Now

    Low Information Jurors, Then and Now
    Today's New York Times has an article titled "In Juries, Lawyers Now Favor the Uninformed," with the subtitle "Jury selection in Martin Shkreli’s trial followed the growing tendency to cut not only jurors who have an opinion,…
  • Jul 17

    Teaching Intellectual Property Law in China

    Teaching Intellectual Property Law in China
    Earlier this summer, I taught a three-week class on United States intellectual property law at Jilin University in Changchun, China, as part of a program created by the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky. I was the first…
Rank this Week: 45

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jul 18

    Valorem recognized as Leading Core Firm and Leading Recommended Firm for Manufacturing Industry

    Valorem recognized as Leading Core Firm and Leading Recommended Firm for Manufacturing Industry
    I am honored to report that “Clients recognize Valorem Law Group for its unparalleled client relationships in the brand new BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18…
  • Jul 18

    Space can make you more creative

    Space can make you more creative
    Not outer space.  No, the point is that the space you meet in, the space you operate in, or the space you interact with people in can make you more creative.  Everyone has been to a conference in a hotel ballroom, right. …
  • Jul 12

    A real live mythical creature speaks about alternative fee

    A real live mythical creature speaks about alternative fee
    Utah Business recently published Industry Outlook: Legal, which featured a question about alternative fees.  It appears that Utah is an hourly billing utopia, immune to much of the turmoil firms face in the rest of the country. …
Rank this Week: 42