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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 6

    Monday News and Open Thread

    Monday News and Open Thread
    President Obama just held a news conference on ISIS. I only caught the last 10 minutes. He said we would continue what we've been doing, and that we can't defeat ISIS militarily, we have to defeat their ideology. In Iraq news, the…
  • Jul 5

    Egypt Bans Reporters' Use Of ISIS Terminology

    Egypt Bans Reporters' Use Of ISIS Terminology
    Egypt's Foreign Ministry has issued a new style guide for media coverage of terrorism. It bans the use of the words "ISIS, ISIL or Islamic State." It instructs reporters not to use any religious based terms when referring to terrorist…
  • Jul 4

    The Targeted Killings of the Al Harzi Brothers in Iraq and Syria

    The Targeted Killings of the Al Harzi Brothers in Iraq and Syria
    On June 23, the Pentagon announced Tunisian Ali al Harzi, who was a suspect in the 2012 Benghazi embassy attack, was killed in an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq on June 15. Yesterday, the Pentagon announced his brother, Tariq al Harzi, (pictured…
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 7

    Serial Real Estate Investor Sentenced to Six Year

    Serial Real Estate Investor Sentenced to Six Year
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Zavier Kay Hafiz, Arizona, plead guilty on May 7, 2015 to Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by another seven years of probation.  In addition, he was ordered to…
  • Jul 6

    Nashville real estate company faces allegations of fraud and forgery

    Nashville real estate company faces allegations of fraud and forgery
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. According to the Nashville Post, a Nashville company specializing in the acquisition of distressed properties is facing allegations it used forgery and fraud in a massive scheme to purchase tax-sale properties for pennies…
  • Jul 2

    Gearhart Gets 14 Year

    Gearhart Gets 14 Year
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kelly Gearhart, 54, a former real estate developer in California’s Central Coast, who previously lived in Atascadero, California and currently resides in Wadsworth, Ohio, was sentenced to 168 months…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 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/
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    How was your 4th?

    How was your 4th?
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Jeffrey: So it's the 4th of July once again. How do you feel about it? I'm sitting at home alone and feeling like an outsider. I don't…
  • Jul 5

    FL - American Horror

    FL - American Horror
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Mike: Megan's law is a sickening display of American law. After finding myself "tricked" by the state of Florida into becoming a…
  • Jul 5

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Charles Farabee: I'm Charles Farabee, and I'm a sex offender in South Carolina. I moved to Clinton South Carolina in 1996 from…
Rank this Week: 6

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 6

    MUSIC ADDICT

    MUSIC ADDICT
    Ronnie Wood @ Orange Citrus Bowl (Orlando)
  • Jul 6

    AN EXHILARATED MICK

    AN EXHILARATED MICK
    @ Florida Citrus Bowl (OrlandoO
  • Jul 6

    NO NEED TO FUSS ....

    NO NEED TO FUSS ....
    Dinner on a recent United flight ....(It's the old same chicken salad, over and over again.)
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/
  • Jul 7

    The Efficiency Checklist: 3 Technology Tips For Solo And Small-Firm Lawyer

    The Efficiency Checklist: 3 Technology Tips For Solo And Small-Firm Lawyer
    Law firms need to figure out their policies on these three key questions, according to legal tech columnist Jeff Bennion.
  • Jul 7

    Beyond Biglaw: Opposition Research For Litigators (Part 2)

    Beyond Biglaw: Opposition Research For Litigators (Part 2)
    Just as it is important to research your opponents, it is just as critical to investigate the “faces” your opponents will present at trial -- their testifying witnesses and experts.
  • Jul 7

    Morning Docket: 07.07.15

    Morning Docket: 07.07.15
    * Vikram Amar, the incoming dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, says that he demanded a pay cut before taking the job to help make legal education more affordable for students. The piddling amount of money he'll be sacrificing…
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/
  • Jul 7

    [David Post] Jewish rituals and the U.S. Patent Office

    [David Post] Jewish rituals and the U.S. Patent Office
    A very amusing article by David Zvi Kalman on the hundreds — perhaps thousands, inasmuch as nobody knows for sure exactly how many there are — of patents covering devices or processes relating to Jewish ritual observance, from the…
  • Jul 6

    [Eugene Volokh] “No Coke, Pepsi”

    [Eugene Volokh] “No Coke, Pepsi”
    A very interesting trademark case from the Ninth Circuit today, Multi Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon, with a majority opinion by Judge Carlos Bea, and a dissenting opinion by Judge Barry Silverman that begins: Live! From New York! It’s…
  • Jul 6

    [Ilya Somin] New York Times Room for Debate Forum on whether the Supreme Court is too powerful

    [Ilya Somin] New York Times Room for Debate Forum on whether the Supreme Court is too powerful
    The New York Times has just posted a Room for Debate Forum on whether the Supreme Court is too powerful. My own contribution argues that the answer is “no.” Despite its many flaws, the Court still plays a valuable role as a check…
Rank this Week: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On Thursday at 2 p.m., the Constitution Project will host its Term recap at the Rayburn House Office Building. Steve Vladeck will lead the discussion. For more information, and to RSVP, visit the Constitution Project’s website.
  • Jul 7

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On July 8, the Law and Economics Center at George Mason will host a “wrap-up” of the Court’s energy and environment docket from the October Term 2014. The event will take place at the National Press Club and will also be…
  • Jul 7

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    End-of-Term overviews come from Nina Totenberg of NPR, who describes the October Term 2014 as a “historic term, a surprisingly liberal term – and a nasty term.”  And C-Span has video of a panel featuring a group of…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Jul 7

    Claiming and denying benefits available pursuant to General Municipal Law §207-c

    Claiming and denying benefits available pursuant to General Municipal Law §207-c
    Claiming and denying benefits available pursuant to General Municipal Law §207-c 2015 NY Slip Op 05476, Appellate Division, Second DepartmentThis decision by the Appellate Division illustrates some of the procedural elements involved in…
  • Jul 6

    Unpaid interns may be deemed employee depending on the beneficiary of their service

    Unpaid interns may be deemed employee depending on the beneficiary of their service
    Unpaid interns may be deemed employee depending on the beneficiary of their servicesGlatt et al. v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. et al., USCA, 2nd Circuit, #13-4478In a class action brought by…
  • Jul 6

    Tenure by estoppel

    Tenure by estoppel
    Tenure by estoppel2015 NY Slip Op 05471, Appellate Division, Second DepartmentIn response to the School District’s denying the petitioner [Teacher] tenure and terminating her employment, Teacher filed an Article 78 seeking reinstatement…
Rank this Week: 11

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 6

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: EEOC Conciliation Process, Business in China, Unpaid Internship

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: EEOC Conciliation Process, Business in China, Unpaid Internship
    Unpaid interns are the big subject of the day in today’s Top 10, as Todd Leibowitz and Dan Schwartz both weigh in on a big case. In another similarly-summer subject, Zosha on LXBN writes about legal lessons from blockbuster movies.…
  • Jul 5

    Facebook to become more important than Google for lawyers?

    Facebook to become more important than Google for lawyers?
    Many lawyers are fixated on Google when it comes to business development. Where is my site or blog ranking on search? How can I achieve better search results with SEO? But as the Mootley Fool’s Chris Neiger (@cdneiger) reports,…
  • Jul 4

    Blogging to leave a legacy

    Blogging to leave a legacy
    “It sometimes seems that the writers in “Legacy,” Daniel Goldfarb’s fine new play at Williamstown Theatre Festival, are interested in their own lives primarily as raw material.” This from the Boston Globe’s…
Rank this Week: 12

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 6

    Hacking Team Breach Shows A Global Spying Firm Run Amok

    Hacking Team Breach Shows A Global Spying Firm Run Amok
    The epic hack of a global, private spying company comes just as the US government considers new regulations to control the export of digital intrusion tools. The post Hacking Team Breach Shows A Global Spying Firm Run Amok appeared first on…
  • Jul 1

    UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International

    UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International
    Pot, meet kettle. As Britain joins other Wassenaar nations in calling to prevent spying against human rights workers, it turns out it has been spying on Amnesty International. The post UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International…
  • Jul 1

    This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Addre

    This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Addre
    It's designed to use a radio connection to add a physical layer of obfuscation to an internet user’s location. The post This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Address appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 13

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 3

    What to Read While Being Surveilled

    What to Read While Being Surveilled
    The Intercept’s Summer Reading List is full of stuff to stoke your justified paranoia, plus great quirky reads. Upgrade your beach. Among the recommendations are Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in…
  • Jul 2

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”
    Errata Security discusses Google’s Project Fi. An “MVNO” is a virtual mobile phone company — they don’t have any of their own network backbone or cell towers, but just rent them from the real mobile phone…
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
Rank this Week: 14

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 6

    Commentary – Why Protecting Data Privacy Matters, and When

    Commentary – Why Protecting Data Privacy Matters, and When
    Data Science Central – (A Wake-Up Call to Data Geeks Who Doubt) by Anne Russell “It’s official. Public concerns over the privacy of data used in digital approaches have reached an apex. Worried about the safety of digital…
  • Jul 6

    Site tracks and maps data breaches around the globe

    Site tracks and maps data breaches around the globe
    “ThreatWatch is a snapshot of the data breaches hitting organizations and individuals, globally, on a daily basis. It is not an authoritative list, since many compromises are never reported or even discovered. The information is based…
  • Jul 6

    McKinsey – How companies can adapt to climate change

    McKinsey – How companies can adapt to climate change
    Hauke Engel, Per-Anders Enkvist, and Kimberly Henderson – “From the early days of seafaring trade, dealing with the weather has been an integral part of doing business. Today, however, concerns over climate change are taking this…
Rank this Week: 15

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 6

    Singapore releases 16-year-old blogger jailed for obscenity

    Singapore releases 16-year-old blogger jailed for obscenity
    A Singapore court on Monday released sixteen-year-old video blogger Amos Yee [YouTube profile], who had been jailed after posting images and video insulting the country’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew [BBC backgrounder]. The court…
  • Jul 5

    Early Greece referendum results show "No" votes in the lead

    Early Greece referendum results show "No" votes in the lead
    [JURIST] After approximately two thirds of the votes have been counted in Sunday’s Greek vote on the proposed bailout deal, results appear to show that the country has voted against the deal [Reuters report]. Results posted by the Greek…
  • Jul 5

    Serbia asks Russia to veto UN resolution regarding Bosnian war

    Serbia asks Russia to veto UN resolution regarding Bosnian war
    [JURIST] Serbia on Saturday reportedly asked [AP report] Russia to veto a British UN Security Council [official website] resolution that would call the incident during the Bosnian War in which 8000 Muslim men were murdered genocide. Serbian…
Rank this Week: 16

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: 17

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 6

    Labor roundup

    Labor roundup
    As intended: union win rate rises sharply under new ambush election rule [Adam Abrahms/Epstein Becker Green, Tim McConville/National Law Review, earlier] Effect on management’s rights of speech [W$J] Transparency in public labor…
  • Jul 6

    A battle plan against “regressive regulation”

    A battle plan against “regressive regulation”
    In a new Cato white paper, Brink Lindsey considers the possibilities of assembling a political coalition aimed at trimming at least some kinds of excessive regulation [Arnold Kling, Coyote]: Despite today’s polarized political…
  • Jul 5

    Free speech roundup

    Free speech roundup
    March of “cyberbullying” law continues: “New Zealand passes law making it punishable by fine or jail time for “causing emotional distress” on the Internet [The Register] Wisconsin John Doe prosecutors tapped…
Rank this Week: 18

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 6

    9 Investigates uncovers proposed plan to make sex offenders pay yearly fee

    9 Investigates uncovers proposed plan to make sex offenders pay yearly fee
    Given the registry does nothing more than satisfy folks who want to know where registrants sleep for a few hours of a day, lets those folks pay for it! The registry already damages those on it.. 7-6-15 Florida: ORLANDO, Fla. — Sheriff's…
  • Jul 6

    Mary Devoy: Has Virginia's sex offender registry kept us safe?

    Mary Devoy: Has Virginia's sex offender registry kept us safe?
    Further proof that Lawmakers want only what keeps them in office.. 7-6-15 Virginia: Recently, Gov. Terry McAuliffe set up an independent commission to look at the 20 years since parole was abolished and determine whether it should be…
  • Jul 4

    After their sentences are complete, sexually violent predators are allowed to register as 'homeless'

    After their sentences are complete, sexually violent predators are allowed to register as 'homeless'
    7-4-15 Colorado: DENVER - A recently released sexually violent predator registered his Denver address as "homeless," which turns out to be a common occurrence. Earlier this week, Denver police posted a community notification on…
Rank this Week: 21

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 1

    OPINION: Masters Group v. Comerica

    OPINION: Masters Group v. Comerica
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEBT DA 14-0113, 2015 MT 192, MASTERS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC., Third-Party Plaintiff and Appellee, v. COMERICA BANK, Third-Party Defendant and Appellant.
  • Jul 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Keruti

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Keruti
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 14-0549, 2015 MT 191N, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: MONICA KITZMILLER-KERUTIS, Petitioner and Appellee, and BRIAN DAVID…
  • Jul 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Helvey v. MEA-MFT

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Helvey v. MEA-MFT
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 14-0612, 2015 MT 190N, ANGELA E. HELVEY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. MONTANA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, MONTANA FEDERATION OF…
Rank this Week: 19

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
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 20

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: 22

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 23

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: 24

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 7

    Black Lives Matter, But Not So Much At The Mall

    Black Lives Matter, But Not So Much At The Mall
    Imagine organizing a protest, deep in the desert. Beautiful, natural surroundings, but not another person around for miles.  Does a protest with no one to hear it make a sound?  Well yeah, but it also doesn’t do much good. The…
  • Jul 7

    Feelzplainin’ and The Constitutional Right To Triggerdom

    Feelzplainin’ and The Constitutional Right To Triggerdom
    When Stephanie West Allen sent me a link to a Vice post, it seemed to be yet another in those inane efforts to throw as many silly words against the screen to justify trigger warnings in the absence of anything remotely resembling…
  • Jul 6

    The Million Dollar Hoody

    The Million Dollar Hoody
    Deputy Jeffrey Guy was just doing his job.  Responding to a domestic violence call, he saw a guy.  A guy!  If that wasn’t suspicious enough, check this: “As the gentleman walked by, he covered his head with the hood…
Rank this Week: 25

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
Rank this Week: 26

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: 27

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 1

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?
    Elisabeth Semel quoted in The Press Enterprise, June 29, 2015 “It is premature to speculate about how this is going to play out,” said Elisabeth Semel. “The future of the death penalty in California is very much up in…
  • Jul 1

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making
    Holly Doremus quoted in Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2015 The board “is starting to say certain kinds of uses are unacceptable, even if you hold senior rights, at least under dry conditions,” Doremus said.
  • Jul 1

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling
    Melissa Murray interviewed by NPR, June 29, 2015 “The United States Supreme Court may not have the power of the purse and the sword like Congress or the executive—Alexander Hamilton famously called the Court the least…
Rank this Week: 29

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 1

    De gustibus non est disputandum

    De gustibus non est disputandum
    The question, per last fall’s story, was this: Can you establish trademark rights in a flavor?  The court said, unsurprisingly, “no.” As usual, I let someone better inclined to do so do the heavy lifting first —…
  • Jun 28

    Google Books settlement takes it on the Chin

    Google Books settlement takes it on the Chin
    Originally posted 2011-03-22 18:22:23. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI raised questions about the Google Books settlement ages ago. Now some of them have been answered, and Judge Denny Chin’s answer is “no”: While the…
  • Jun 28

    Best of 2012: Apostrophe now

    Best of 2012: Apostrophe now
    Originally posted 2012-12-28 10:00:05. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOriginally published October 11, 2012. Via Courthouse News, a report of a trademark lawsuit that I’d think was merely “apostrophal” if not for the fact…
Rank this Week: 28

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 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015
    Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and…
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 31

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
  • Jul 6

    More People Power: 14 Human Rights Successes So Far in 2015

    More People Power: 14 Human Rights Successes So Far in 2015
    By Kristin Hulaas Sunde Time to celebrate another 14 global human rights successes in 2015. 1. We helped Moses, a torture survivor on death row, get pardoned in Nigeria After nearly 10 years in jail, and over 800,000 letters of ……
  • Jul 3

    “The America I Believe In”: 3 Hopes for this July 4th

    “The America I Believe In”: 3 Hopes for this July 4th
    I see this poster every day in the main hallway of our Amnesty International office: it depicts the Statue of Liberty and reads: “The America I believe in leads the world on human rights.” It’s aspirational. And in too many…
  • Jul 2

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International
    Yesterday, the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal informed Amnesty International that British intelligence agency GCHQ had spied on the human rights organization by intercepting and accessing its email…
Rank this Week: 32

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 33

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: 34

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Exaggerated and outdated photos literally false, court rule

    Exaggerated and outdated photos literally false, court rule
    Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc. v. Festa Radon Technologies, Co., 2015 WL 4038802, No. 15–11521 (D. Mass. July 2, 2015) Spruce and Festa compete in the radon mitigation industry, selling products for testing and reducing…
  • Jul 6

    Venable on notable NAD product name ruling

    Venable on notable NAD product name ruling
    Amy Mudge and Randall Shaheen explain the NAD's take on product names: if you put two terms together, as in "Nourishing Coconut Shampoo," the ingredient has to provide the benefit.  If not, it has to be called "Nourishing Shampoo with…
  • Jul 6

    Clearblue's pregnancy test gets the blues: recall ordered for false advertising

    Clearblue's pregnancy test gets the blues: recall ordered for false advertising
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, 2015 WL 4002468, No. 14–CV–585 (S.D.N.Y. July 1, 2015) A good old-fashioned false advertising case about pregnancy tests!  Prior opinion, refusing to…
Rank this Week: 36

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 35

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Jul 1

    The Death Penalty Has an Innocence Problem — and Its Days Are Numbered

    The Death Penalty Has an Innocence Problem — and Its Days Are Numbered
    The demise of the death penalty is upon us. While the Supreme Court ruled this week to allow the continued use of a controversial lethal injection drug, Justice Stephen Breyer’s sweeping dissent invited the nation to question capital…
  • Jul 1

    NYPD Needs More Than Rainbows to Show Its Support for LGBT Right

    NYPD Needs More Than Rainbows to Show Its Support for LGBT Right
    When the Supreme Court ruled for full marriage equality Friday, the New York Police Department joined the ACLU and the throngs of other groups that turned their logos rainbow. But that support of the LGBT community does not extend to the…
  • Jul 1

    The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Partisan Gerrymandering

    The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Partisan Gerrymandering
    On Monday the United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which preserved a vital weapon against partisan gerrymandering, a practice which artificially…
Rank this Week: 39

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 37

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 38

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Not a Soccer Fan But SHEBELIEVES

    Not a Soccer Fan But SHEBELIEVES
    Although I’m an avid sports fan, I rarely watch soccer and quite frankly I also rarely watch women’s professional sports.  I have some very logical reasons for my avoidance of soccer (in what other sport does the clock tick…
  • Jul 6

    Absolut Apologies, Comparisons, Truncation

    Absolut Apologies, Comparisons, Truncation
    It has been a while since a billboard campaign has caught my interest and attention, but the currently running Absolut Goes Dark ads are an exception worth noting: Isn’t it interesting — at least in this context — how the…
  • Jul 3

    Will Your Brand Celebrate American Independence?

    Will Your Brand Celebrate American Independence?
    By Debbie Laskey, MBA In the United States, July is the month when we celebrate Independence, specifically on the Fourth of July. While many retail stores promote “Independence Day” sales that last more than just one day, we can…
Rank this Week: 40

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 7

    You Have the Data, Now What?

    You Have the Data, Now What?
    Many of the cases I work currently focus on the tracing of funds through multiple bank, brokerage, and credit card accounts. I am typically working with tens of thousands of transactions at a time, so the sheer volume of the data could be…
  • Jul 2

    Forensic Accounting in Construction Claim

    Forensic Accounting in Construction Claim
    Tracy Coenen talks about the prevalence of fraud allegations related to construction projects and the work a forensic accountant can do in construction claims. She goes through the basics of the financial analysis performed on the numbers and…
  • Jun 24

    Ways to Help Prevent Corporate Fraud

    Ways to Help Prevent Corporate Fraud
    Executives have the means to commit and cover up the largest frauds. They have access to the information and computer systems, they have power over all employees and they have access to the money. The finance function is riddled with fraud…
Rank this Week: 41

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition
    The big news in this batch of opinions is not the conspiracy to import lobsters case, but, rather the Barry Bonds appeal. Mr. Bonds was prosecuted for evading a prosecutor's questions while testifying in a grand jury. And, now, thanks to an…
  • Apr 24

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition
    It's a catch-up blast of short wins today following my Spring Break. My favorite of the bunch, continuing on our recent restitution cases, is United States v. Foley. There, the district court ordered restitution that was outside the offense…
  • Mar 25

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
Rank this Week: 42

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 7

    Consumer protection as the ‘Open Sesame’ that allows Alibaba to crush the Forty Thieve

    Consumer protection as the ‘Open Sesame’ that allows Alibaba to crush the Forty Thieve
    Ying Yu, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and Programme Coordinator, Consumer Rights in China Programme, the Foundation of Law, Justice and Society and Mingnan Shen, Researcher of Consumer Rights in China Programme, the Foundation of…
  • Jul 7

    The Role of Presumptions of Market Dominance in Civil Litigation in China

    The Role of Presumptions of Market Dominance in Civil Litigation in China
    Félix E. Mezzanotte, School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic and Liyang Hou, Koguan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University explore The Role of Presumptions of Market Dominance in Civil Litigation in China. ABSTRACT: We…
  • Jul 6

    Comments to the U.S. Sentencing Commission Concerning Antitrust Fine

    Comments to the U.S. Sentencing Commission Concerning Antitrust Fine
    Robert H. Lande, University of Baltimore - School of Law and Albert Foer, American Antitrust Institute (AAI) offers Comments to the U.S. Sentencing Commission Concerning Antitrust Fines. ABSTRACT: This Comment was submitted to the US…
Rank this Week: 43

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: 44

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Jul 6

    Motorcycle Crash Seriously Injures Passenger on Arrowpoint Dr. in Houston, TX

    Motorcycle Crash Seriously Injures Passenger on Arrowpoint Dr. in Houston, TX
    Houston, TX — A man riding on a motorcycle as a passenger was badly injured in the Houston area after he was thrown from the bike in an accident. This happened late Friday night, July 3, 2015 along a residential street. So far, the…
  • Jul 6

    Pedestrian Accident Leaves Elderly Woman Injured in Houston, TX on Cavalcade Street

    Pedestrian Accident Leaves Elderly Woman Injured in Houston, TX on Cavalcade Street
    Houston, TX — Police reported an SUV-pedestrian accident this past Friday in the northern part of Houston, just off the I-45 North Freeway. They said that an elderly woman in her 70’s was injured after being hit by an SUV while…
  • Jul 6

    Howard Redeker Hospitalized After Construction Accident in Greenfield, IL

    Howard Redeker Hospitalized After Construction Accident in Greenfield, IL
    Greenfield, IL — A man was hospitalized after being hurt in a construction accident in Greenfield, Illinois, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The accident happened at a work site on County Road 2300E, around 9:30 in the morning. Reports…
Rank this Week: 45