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WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

http://news.wustl.edu/_layouts/WUSTL.SharePoint.WebParts/CustomFeed.aspx?xsl=1&web=/schools/Law&page=ffd03ae5-7e53-44de-89b3-4672f3ea5710&wp=afe32abc-2fc9-4eac-80d2-26a459662960
  • Nov 10

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform
    With Republicans gaining control of Congress after the midterm elections, Speaker of the House John Boehner insists that President Barack Obama could get “burned” if he uses executive action to move forward on immigration reform…
  • Jul 14

    Trustees grant faculty promotions, tenure​

    Trustees grant faculty promotions, tenure​
    At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting March 6, the following faculty members were granted tenure or promoted with tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise indicated. Granting of Tenure Daniel Mark Butler, PhD,…
  • Jul 13

    Missouri Supreme Court names Norwood to municipal court reform panel

    Missouri Supreme Court names Norwood to municipal court reform panel
    Norwood Kimberly Jade Norwood, JD, professor of law, in the School of Law, and of African and African-American Studies, in Arts & Sciences, at Washington University in St. Louis, was appointed to the newly formed Supreme Court Municipal…
Rank this Week: 505

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public LawyerGoing public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and quantities of…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
Rank this Week: 490

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
  • Jan 31

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy
    [02/01/29 01:00 AM (edt)]  Classroom Exercises in Asylum AdvocacyCenter for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)Georgetown University 
  • Jul 27

    IVR World Congre

    IVR World Congre
    No description is available at this time.
  • Jul 13

    Champion of Champion

    Champion of Champion
    No description is available at this time.
Rank this Week: 983

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 720

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

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    500 and counting: websites blocked by order of UK court

    500 and counting: websites blocked by order of UK court
    People write about court orders that require internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to websites that contain or offer unlawful content; they praise them, they criticise the presence or absence of safeguards -- depending on their…
  • Jul 29

    You wouldn't steal a car: Criminalisation of IP

    You wouldn't steal a car: Criminalisation of IP
    With recent and possible changes to IP crime laws, your Katonomist turns her third eyelid to criminalisation and the economics of crime.  Criminalisation throws up a number of questions. Do existing laws cover the area to be…
  • Jul 29

    Do you need permission to link to freely accessible content? The 2015 Toronto Games website appears to think so

    Do you need permission to link to freely accessible content? The 2015 Toronto Games website appears to think so
    Do you need permission from the relevant copyright owner to link to his/her content?This question has been haunting European (to say the least) minds - and possibly also hearts - at least since the Court of Justice of the European Union…
Rank this Week: 272

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Jul 29

    Driver Flips Car in Apparent Drunk-Driving Accident in Corpus Christi, TX

    Driver Flips Car in Apparent Drunk-Driving Accident in Corpus Christi, TX
    Corpus Christi, TX — A driver had to be taken to the hospital after flipping his car in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The accident took place on Nesbitt Drive, and involved two vehicles. Local police say that the…
  • Jul 29

    Several Sent to Local Hospitals When Limo Bus Crashes Into SUV in Frankfort, KY

    Several Sent to Local Hospitals When Limo Bus Crashes Into SUV in Frankfort, KY
    Frankfort, KY — Fifteen people were hospitalized in an accident between a limo bus and an SUV in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Monday, July 27, 2015. The accident happened on Interstate 64. Local reports are saying that a group of 32 people…
  • Jul 29

    Two People Injured When Garbage Truck and Car Collide in Stratford, WI

    Two People Injured When Garbage Truck and Car Collide in Stratford, WI
    Stratford, CT — Two people were hurt in an accident between a garbage truck and a car in Stratford, Wisconsin, on Monday, July 27, 2015. The accident took place at the intersection of County Road M and Maple Street, around 3:30 in the…
Rank this Week: 43

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 29

    FALCON'S WEEKLY REVIEW

    FALCON'S WEEKLY REVIEW
    Weekly Review: By Angelo Falcón Reflecting on the First Anniversary of the Garner Police Killing. It seemed like the other day when that video of Eric Garner being killed by a police chokehold appeared in the media, sparking, along…
  • Jul 29

    SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE?

    SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE?
    U.S. Support for Gay Marriage Stable After High Court Ruling by Justin McCarthy Story Highlights Public support about the same as before Supreme Court ruling Republicans, seniors remain most opposed to gay…
  • Jul 29

    TAKE PROBIOTICS WITH MILK?

    TAKE PROBIOTICS WITH MILK?
    Dairy products boost effectiveness of probiotics American Society for Microbiology The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics, according …
Rank this Week: 9

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Setting Limits at Work

    Setting Limits at Work
    A few months ago, I spoke to a friend of mine who does transactional work for a large law firm.  He was bemoaning the fact that the pace of his workload was unsustainable.  He felt like he was drinking from a fire hose. …
  • Jul 20

    A Profession in Decline?

    A Profession in Decline?
    Benjamin Barton, a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Law, offers a sobering assessment of the state of the legal profession–law schools graduating too many lawyers, graduates who can’t find jobs and  a…
  • Jul 15

    Put Down the iPhone

    Put Down the iPhone
    Julie Fleming, of Lex Innova Consulting, has a nice post on how technology may be interfering with your business relationship building.  It’s a short read, but right on point.
Rank this Week: 536

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct
    (Cross posted on The Faculty Lounge) Writing in The New Yorker, Lincoln Caplan argues in favor of a Code of Conduct for the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing primarily on issues of recusal. The National Review’s Ed Whelan disagrees, pointing…
  • Jul 29

    COA upholds law restricting physician speech about gun

    COA upholds law restricting physician speech about gun
    It's not about lawyers, but it's a free speech opinion about a learned profession, so here's news that the 11th Circuit upheld Florida's law limiting the free speech of doctors in raising the issue of gun ownership with patients unless...
  • Jul 29

    "Bill Kuebler, Pentagon-appointed lawyer who fought for Omar Khadr, has died at 44"

    "Bill Kuebler, Pentagon-appointed lawyer who fought for Omar Khadr, has died at 44"
    Story at the Ottawa Citizen. Bill was widely heralded for how he fought for his detainee-client, Omar Khadr. More at this article from GQ. I provided an opinion for Bill and his co-counsel regarding their ethical duties. The military…
Rank this Week: 178

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 29

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct
    (Cross posted on Legal Ethics Forum) Writing in The New Yorker, Lincoln Caplan argues in favor of a Code of Conduct for the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing primarily on issues of recusal. The National Review’s Ed Whelan disagrees, pointing…
  • Jul 28

    Boston College Law School Hiring Announcement

    Boston College Law School Hiring Announcement
    BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL expects to make two faculty appointments in fields that might include constitutional law and/or taxation. Hiring rank would be dependent on the background and experience of the applicant. Applicants must possess a…
  • Jul 28

    Faculty Hiring: Arkansas (Fayetteville)

    Faculty Hiring: Arkansas (Fayetteville)
    From an email message which I received this week: The UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW, Fayetteville, seeks to fill one tenure-track position to begin in the 2016-2017 academic year at the rank of assistant or associate professor.…
Rank this Week: 76

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jul 29

    Lawyer who secretly altered own child-custody accord disbarred

    Lawyer who secretly altered own child-custody accord disbarred
    Maryland’s top court has disbarred a Towson attorney who secretly altered her child-custody agreement before handing it to her soon-to-be ex-husband to sign, lied to the court and opposing counsel in her divorce case, lied on a loan…
  • Jul 29

    APL’s research spans from fingertips to beyond Pluto

    APL’s research spans from fingertips to beyond Pluto
    The historic flyby of Pluto earlier this month not only produced the most detailed images yet of the distant planet, but threw The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, or APL, into the spotlight. Operations of the New Horizons…
  • Jul 29

    Samantha Calvo | MD MEP

    Samantha Calvo | MD MEP
    Samantha Calvo has been named controller of the accounting department with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Calvo will report directly to the chief financial officer and be responsible for serving as a key part in…
Rank this Week: 197

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 53

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 29

    Police: Stratford Man Performed Sex Act With Shrubbery « CBS Connecticut

    Police: Stratford Man Performed Sex Act With Shrubbery « CBS Connecticut
    An 81-year-old Stratford man has been charged with public indecency, accused of performing a sex act with some shrubbery. via connecticut.cbslocal.com I am constantly surprized.
  • Jul 29

    35 Bill Cosby Accusers Tell Their Stories -- The Cut

    35 Bill Cosby Accusers Tell Their Stories -- The Cut
    More has changed in the past few years for women who allege rape than in all the decades since the women’s movement began via nymag.com Really. What about the women who accuse Bill Clinton of rape?
  • Jul 29

    Judge Threatens IRS, DOJ with Contempt of Court Over Lerner

    Judge Threatens IRS, DOJ with Contempt of Court Over Lerner
    During the a status hearing today, Sullivan warned that the failure to follow his order was serious and the IRS and Justice Department’s excuses for not following his July 1 order were “indefensible, ridiculous, and absurd.”…
Rank this Week: 118

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 24

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION DA 14-0567 2015 MT 217, IN RE THE CROW WATER COMPACT, IN THE MATTER OF THE ADJUDICATION OF EXISTING AND RESERVED RIGHTS TO THE…
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DECLARATORY JUDGMENT DA 14-0699, 2015 MT 216, RONALD MURRAY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JONATHAN MOTL, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices,…
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: State v. Maloney

    OPINION: State v. Maloney
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ENDANGERMENT-CRIMINAL DA 14-0615, 2015 MT 215, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. RYAN PATRICK MALONEY, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 19

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 29

    Regulations On Valuation Discounts May Be Close To Publication

    Regulations On Valuation Discounts May Be Close To Publication
    Rumors are circulating that the Treasury Department is going to publish new regulations that will deal with planning for chapter 14 family businesses and entities. In this edition of Capital Letters Ronald C. Aucutt discusses the valuation…
  • Jul 29

    Whitney Houston’s Will Could Have Provided Daughter With More Protection

    Whitney Houston’s Will Could Have Provided Daughter With More Protection
    I have previously discussed the passing of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late musician Whitney Houston. Some estate planning attorneys are now putting forward the argument that Whitney Houston’s Will could have provided her…
  • Jul 29

    Daughter Of Kirk Kerkorian Seeks Guardian For Will Contest

    Daughter Of Kirk Kerkorian Seeks Guardian For Will Contest
    The daughter of the late casino magnate Kirk Kerkorian was in court recently seeking to have her mother appointed guardian so that a will contest may proceed. The judge in the case denied the request citing an alleged history of...
Rank this Week: 41

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 29

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.29.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.29.15
    * Judge uses hearing to take out lost luggage irritation on airline appearing before him. [Legal Cheek] * Law schools should teach entrepreneurship, because students should be learning something they can apply when the job market turns up…
  • Jul 29

    Thank You To Our Excellent Advertiser

    Thank You To Our Excellent Advertiser
    Thanks to our great sponsors, who keep the air conditioning on here here at Above the Law.
  • Jul 29

    alt.legal: Why Is There No YouTube For Legal?

    alt.legal: Why Is There No YouTube For Legal?
    Columnist Ed Sohn of alt.legal interviews Suzanne Natbony, co-founder and CEO of LawTake.
Rank this Week: 5

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Reproducible research regarding legal management surveys – lessons from pharma

    Reproducible research regarding legal management surveys – lessons from pharma
    Bearing in mind the benefits of more reproducible research regarding legal management, a piece in the Economist, July 25, 2015 at page 8, makes a good point. That short article explains how pharmaceutical companies have not been publishing…
  • Jul 29

    Weighting survey responses so that the findings better represent underlying demographic

    Weighting survey responses so that the findings better represent underlying demographic
    Surveyors sometimes weight their data to make the findings more representative of some other set of information. This point comes through in an article in the New York Times, July 23, 2015 at 83 regarding political polls. Pollsters may get…
  • Jul 24

    Nything but trivial – the crucial ubiquity of “N = “ in survey finding

    Nything but trivial – the crucial ubiquity of “N = “ in survey finding
    A precept of reproducible research, such as survey results that allow readers to understand the methodology and credibility of the findings, is to make generous use of “N = some number”. That conventional shorthand for “how…
Rank this Week: 495

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?
    Vladimir Kogan (Ohio State - Political Science) has just posted on SSRN his article Do Anti-Union Policies Increase Inequality? Evidence from State Adoption of Right-to-Work Laws. Here's the abstract: The distribution of income lies at the…
  • Jul 28

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the EEOC read Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination to cover employment discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status. Now, DOJ’s Civil Division is trying to use its…
  • Jul 28

    Go Set a Watchdog?

    Go Set a Watchdog?
    New Jersey struck a blow against a “job duties” exception to whistleblower suits, this time in the context of the state’s expansive Conscientious Employee Protection Act. In Lippman v. Ethicon the state Supreme Court rejected a…
Rank this Week: 89

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 29

    Legal Marketing: Get ‘Em While They’re Young

    Legal Marketing: Get ‘Em While They’re Young
    Many lawyers dream of having their ads becoming viral sensations. Nothing would be better than your name being the first thing in anyone’s head whenever they have a legal problem. But personal injury lawyer Morris Bart in Louisiana has…
  • Jul 29

    HSAs: A Great Investment Tool for the Healthy Saver

    HSAs: A Great Investment Tool for the Healthy Saver
    There are not many tax-advantaged savings vehicles out there that can match the benefits of an HSA. But you must decide if you can handle the drawbacks before committing.HSAs: A Great Investment Tool for the Healthy Saver was originally…
  • Jul 29

    The Road to Law Practice Hell: Paved with Good Intentions (sponsored)

    The Road to Law Practice Hell: Paved with Good Intentions (sponsored)
    It happened again. You roared into your law office Monday morning determined that this week would be different. That you’d get things done. Own your calendar. Wow your clients. Be the model of efficiency. But then it started. You saw…
Rank this Week: 364

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Request: Myths of Baseball Rule

    Request: Myths of Baseball Rule
    At SEALS earlier this week, I was part of a very successful discussion group titled Baseball and Law, Law and Baseball, which explored a variety of links between baseball and law. My very small piece was a request for ideas on a future work,…
  • Jul 28

    DEFLATEGATE: ROUND II

    DEFLATEGATE: ROUND II
    (This post in authored by Alan Milstein)Who says the NFL has no strategy when it comes to meting out discipline?Not surprisingly, Commissioner Goodell wearing his Judge hat affirmed Tom Brady’s four game suspension he had issued while…
  • Jul 28

    A legal analysis of Tom Brady's potential case against the NFL

    A legal analysis of Tom Brady's potential case against the NFL
    Will Tom Brady defeat Roger Goodell in court, or are Brady's arguments better suited for the court of public opinion than the court of law? I explore those and other topics in a new article for Sports Illustrated.
Rank this Week: 393

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
Rank this Week: 538

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
Rank this Week: 555

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 29

    The Latest on Fair Housing

    The Latest on Fair Housing
    In the last couple of days I've run across some interesting mainstream journalism on fair housing issues - not something that normally gets a lot of play. But I thought this blog's readers would be interested. The first is Brentin...
  • Jul 28

    Elinor Ostrom lives in California's Central Valley

    Elinor Ostrom lives in California's Central Valley
    Farmers in northern California's Central Valley are trying to implement some of Ostrom's ideas about managing commons; in this case, water. Planet Money does a good job with the story. (The part referencing Ostrom and commons is about…
  • Jul 28

    Call it Chi-raq if you want, but we'll take back your tax credits...maybe

    Call it Chi-raq if you want, but we'll take back your tax credits...maybe
    Spike Lee and the City of Chicago are in a battle over the purported title of his new movie about violence in the city. Lee reportedly is using the popular slang moniker of "Chi-raq" to refer to the city's most...
Rank this Week: 630

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Illegal Immigrant Freed by Feds Suspected of Murder:  An illegal immigrant, released earlier this month by Ohio sheriff's deputies after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents instructed them not to hold him, is now suspected of…
  • Jul 29

    Capital Case Prosecutors Convention

    Capital Case Prosecutors Convention
    The Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation (AGACL) opens its 36th annual conference today in Charleston, SC.  Its agenda is here.  I have the honor of addressing the General Session on Friday afternoon.  The…
  • Jul 29

    Heroin Deaths, Out of Control

    Heroin Deaths, Out of Control
    The Washington Examiner has the grim story:Heroin deaths are spiking in the U.S., concerning lawmakers who proclaim it an epidemic and public health issue.Between 2012-13, the number of U.S. drug overdose deaths resulting from heroin spiked…
Rank this Week: 154

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    New Hampshire Adopts Uniform Securities Act

    New Hampshire Adopts Uniform Securities Act
    By Jay Fishman, J.D.New Hampshire’s Governor, Maggie Hassan, signed Senate Bill 266, comprising a new uniform securities act. The bill was spurred by the Governor’s Live Free and Start Initiative and has had bipartisan legislative…
  • Jul 28

    Latest Turn in Duka Administrative Proceeding: New Presiding Judge

    Latest Turn in Duka Administrative Proceeding: New Presiding Judge
    By Jacquelyn LumbAdministrative law judge (ALJ) James E. Grimes has been named to replace Cameron Elliott as the presiding judge in the SEC’s proceeding against Barbara Duka, a former managing director at Standard & Poor’s…
  • Jul 27

    Appeals Court Hits ‘Like’ on Dismissal of Facebook IPO Suit

    Appeals Court Hits ‘Like’ on Dismissal of Facebook IPO Suit
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.Derivative actions alleging that Facebook directors breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the company’s IPO were properly dismissed for failure to plead contemporaneous share ownership, the Second…
Rank this Week: 433

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Jul 29

    Sweeney Wants Federal Loan Program To Rescue Public Worker Pension

    Sweeney Wants Federal Loan Program To Rescue Public Worker Pension
    As reported by NJ.com, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said the answer to New Jersey’s rising public employee pension debt lies in creating a trillion dollar federal loan program that will help states avoid insolvency, spare…
  • Jul 28

    NJ Pledges Millions To Equip Officers With Body Cam

    NJ Pledges Millions To Equip Officers With Body Cam
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey has pledged $4 million to equip every New Jersey State Trooper and thousands more local police officers with body cameras as demand for the technology rises in the wake of several high-profile…
  • Jul 15

    Crivelli & Barbati, L.L.C. Files Suit Against the State of NJ for Christie’s Refusal To Pay Step Increment

    Crivelli & Barbati, L.L.C. Files Suit Against the State of NJ for Christie’s Refusal To Pay Step Increment
    As reported in NJ.Com as well as NJSpotlight, the State of New Jersey recently told thousands of union members whose contracts expired June 30, 2015, that they won’t be receiving annual incremental pay increases while there’s…
Rank this Week: 879

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Do Fitness Trackers Work?

    Do Fitness Trackers Work?
    Getting more exercise and getting more out of your exercise are essential for anyone who wants to get fit and stay fit. Setting workout goals and remaining aware of them is part of the exercise prescription, which is why fitness trackers are…
  • Jul 28

    Medical Device Bill Needs Greater Scrutiny and Patient Protection

    Medical Device Bill Needs Greater Scrutiny and Patient Protection
    Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that was promoted as a way to streamline the FDA’s process for approving medical devices in order to deliver new treatments to patients sooner. But some voices…
  • Jul 27

    Heartburn Drugs and Osteoporosis — A Dubious Connection

    Heartburn Drugs and Osteoporosis — A Dubious Connection
    Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs widely prescribed for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In recent years, concerns have arisen over a perceived association with PPIs and increased risk of bone fractures. Commonly referred to as…
Rank this Week: 839

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 453

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 29

    Third Special Session Announced for Florida Lawmaker

    Third Special Session Announced for Florida Lawmaker
    A third special session of the year has been called in Florida so lawmakers can redraw potentially unconstitutional Senate district Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 29

    Proposal to Change Federal Lobbying Law

    Proposal to Change Federal Lobbying Law
    On July 28, proposals to reform federal lobbying laws were issued by an American Bar Association task force. The proposals Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 29

    Philadelphia Congressman Indicted on Political Corruption Charge

    Philadelphia Congressman Indicted on Political Corruption Charge
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah on several charges including bribery; conspiracy to commit Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 757

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Jul 29

    Consumer Group Asks FTC to Adopt EU’s Right to be Forgotten

    Consumer Group Asks FTC to Adopt EU’s Right to be Forgotten
    Last year we wrote about the EU’s adoption of an individual’s “right to be forgotten”, which gives Europeans the right to require search engines to remove information about them from search results for their own names,…
  • Jul 22

    Pillsbury sponsors UK’s National Outsourcing Association Symposium 2015

    Pillsbury sponsors UK’s National Outsourcing Association Symposium 2015
    On 24 June, the UK’s National Outsourcing Association hosted its annual symposium in London.  This is one of the best attended and most prestigious sourcing industry events in the UK, and is well attended by suppliers, customers…
  • Jul 10

    Cloud Computing: Not Always the Low Cost Alternative

    Cloud Computing: Not Always the Low Cost Alternative
    There is no doubt cloud computing has delivered multiple benefits to the IT organization. However, without proper management and controls, these benefits could become a non-trivial expense to the organization. In a Wall Street Journal article…
Rank this Week: 697

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 29

    Unwelcome Contacts Lead To Second Disbarment

    Unwelcome Contacts Lead To Second Disbarment
    Misconduct of a sexual nature resulted in an attorney's disbarment in North Dakota. The same sanction was ordered as reciprocal discipline by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Specifically, the [North Dakota] court concluded there was clear and…
  • Jul 29

    "Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Offensive Epithets" Gets A Three-Month Suspension

    "Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Offensive Epithets" Gets A Three-Month Suspension
    A three-month suspension (triple the sanction proposed by a hearing panel) was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. Respondent was charged with having made patently offensive racial, ethnic,…
  • Jul 29

    Interner Search Catches Practice While Suspended

    Interner Search Catches Practice While Suspended
    The benefit of online transparency is apparent from a disbarment order of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. The attorney represented buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. He was suspended for failure…
Rank this Week: 398

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 29

    Migrants' Treasured Posessions, Photographed

    Migrants' Treasured Posessions, Photographed
    PBS has a moving photo essay capturing images of migrants' treasured possessions. This May 2015 photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters is representative. It shows Pakistani migrant Mohamed Ayub's most valued object: his empty wallet. -KitJ
  • Jul 29

    Announcing The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing

    Announcing The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing
    Did you know that five of America's past six Nobel laureates in literature have been foreign-born? Immigrants have always been a driving force behind our culture and, through literature especially, our sense of what it means to be American.…
  • Jul 29

    Migrants Storm the Chunnel

    Migrants Storm the Chunnel
    Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Migration flows in Europe continue to make the news. CNN reports on the latest. About 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel --- the Chunnel -- through the French terminal near Calais Monday night in...
Rank this Week: 48

St. Louis Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

St. Louis Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Covers Bankruptcy Law. Published by Brinkman & Alter, LLC

http://www.stlouisbankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    St Louis Bankruptcy: Are There Any Debts That Cannot Be Discharged In A Bankruptcy?

    St Louis Bankruptcy: Are There Any Debts That Cannot Be Discharged In A Bankruptcy?
    ONLY $675 ATTORNEY FEES FOR A ST LOUIS CHAPTER 7 Yes, there a few debts that are described as non-dischargeable. In other words, they are considered to be debts that the court will not knock out. And the reason why the court will not get rid…
  • Jul 28

    St Louis Bankruptcy: What Are The Consequences Of Filing For Bankruptcy?

    St Louis Bankruptcy: What Are The Consequences Of Filing For Bankruptcy?
    ONLY $675 ATTORNEY FEES FOR A ST LOUIS CHAPTER 7 A lot of people have asked me this question over the years. Many have been led to believe that the filing of a St Louis bankruptcy will put them in a worse position than they are currently in.…
  • Jul 27

    St Louis Bankruptcy: How Long Does A Bankruptcy Take?

    St Louis Bankruptcy: How Long Does A Bankruptcy Take?
    ONLY $675 ATTORNEY FEES FOR A ST LOUIS CHAPTER 7 It depends largely on which type of St Louis bankruptcy you choose to file. The two main chapters are: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. A brief description of each is offered below. A St Louis Chapter…
Rank this Week: 276

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 29

    A couple of tweets about law schools, gunslingers, and social justice warrior

    A couple of tweets about law schools, gunslingers, and social justice warrior
    Law schools should be about training gunslingers. We shouldn't privilege one set of clients/causes over another. https://t.co/pCqcxoFMII — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) July 29, 2015 Which I... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 29

    You're buying a company: How do you know what you're getting?

    You're buying a company: How do you know what you're getting?
    The information asymmetry between buyer and seller is a core transaction cost in corporate acquisitions. the M&A Lawyer has a good summary of the provisions of an acquisition agreement that help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 28

    It's a ZIL Lane Life for our Liberal Leader

    It's a ZIL Lane Life for our Liberal Leader
    This story bugs me to no end: Just hours after Hillary Clinton unveiled her presidential campaign's push to solve global warming through an aggressive carbon-cutting plan, she sauntered up the steps... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 130

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 29

    Divorcing? Don't Lose Your Financial Footing!

    Divorcing? Don't Lose Your Financial Footing!
    When you get a divorce, it changes virtually every aspect of your life, especially your finances. The truth is that the financial decisions you make during this vulnerable time can have long-lasting consequences. These tips can help you end…
  • Jul 28

    Why You May Want a Puppy Prenup

    Why You May Want a Puppy Prenup
    Dogs have been "man's best friend" for a long time, but in the last 20 years society has made it easier to bring our pets everywhere. With pet friendly hotels, restaurants and outdoor shopping malls, society acknowledges that pets are family.…
  • Jul 27

    Kelly Price Divorcing After 23 Years of Marriage

    Kelly Price Divorcing After 23 Years of Marriage
    R&B singer, Kelly Price is getting a divorce after 23 years of marriage; on the divorce papers she cited irreconcilable differences. In a statement regarding her divorce from her husband and manager after more than two decades of…
Rank this Week: 993

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 29

    Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Over: 1 Death, 280 Illnesse

    Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Over: 1 Death, 280 Illnesse
    As of July 8, the Salmonella outbreak connected with the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, NC has been designated as over with at least 280 people sickened, according to a July 28 count. One person died. The designation was…
  • Jul 28

    IAFP 2015: Experts May Have Determined How Caramel Apples Caused That Listeria Outbreak

    IAFP 2015: Experts May Have Determined How Caramel Apples Caused That Listeria Outbreak
    In November 2014, health officials began investigating two concerning clusters of Listeria infections that seemed to be related. The two strains of bacteria had already killed at least five people and hospitalized a few dozen others…
  • Jul 28

    How to Use the ‘Best-By’ Dates on Your Food

    How to Use the ‘Best-By’ Dates on Your Food
    With food waste and ugly food making headlines again in recent weeks, we wanted to give you a reminder of what food date labels actually mean. The key takeaway is that a “best-by” or “sell-by” date is not an expiration…
Rank this Week: 72

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
Rank this Week: 716

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 29

    Altman on Parental Control Right

    Altman on Parental Control Right
    Scott Altman (University of Southern California Law School) has posted Parental Control Rights on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Parents typically direct many aspects of their young children’s lives and often believe that they deserve…
  • Jul 29

    Seidman on Gay Marriage & the Failure of Constitutional Law

    Seidman on Gay Marriage & the Failure of Constitutional Law
    Louis Michael Seidman (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted The Triumph of Gay Marriage and the Failure of Constitutional Law (Supreme Court Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court's much anticipated…
  • Jul 29

    Silberman on Daimler AG v. Bauman

    Silberman on Daimler AG v. Bauman
    Linda Silberman (New York University School of Law) has posted Daimler AG v. Bauman: A New Era for Judicial Jurisdiction in the United States (Yearbook of Private International Law, Volume 16 (2014/2015), pp. 217-235) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 32

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Reports indicate that longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead… yet again. The initial reports came from the Wall Street Journal, where three anonymous Afghan officials and two individuals “close to the…
  • Jul 29

    Defending Broadened U.S. Strikes Against al Shabaab?

    Defending Broadened U.S. Strikes Against al Shabaab?
    A few days ago, Paul McCleary at Foreign Policy reported on U.S. airstrikes against al Shabaab, undertaken in defense of AMISOM forces.  McCleary asked, “Is there a new U.S. airstrike policy in East Africa?”  My…
  • Jul 29

    Disappearing “Legal Black Holes”

    Disappearing “Legal Black Holes”
    It has been quite common in the last decade, when difficult legal questions were raised about individual rights and judicial review—the rights, for example, of noncitizen military detainees at Guantanamo, or of U.S. citizens targeted…
Rank this Week: 44

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jul 29

    Programa Artigo 5º discute pirataria online

    Programa Artigo 5º discute pirataria online
    Dados do Fórum Nacional Contra a Pirataria e a Ilegalidade revelam que Brasil perde R$ 100 bilhões todo ano com contrabando. A lei garante os direitos de quem cria um produto ou lança uma marca. Mas é comum…
  • Jul 29

    Plenário do STF retoma julgamentos na próxima segunda-feira (3), às 14h

    Plenário do STF retoma julgamentos na próxima segunda-feira (3), às 14h
    O Supremo Tribunal Federal abre o segundo semestre judiciário com sessão plenária na segunda-feira (3), a partir das 14h. O primeiro tema constante da pauta da sessão extraordinária é a retomada do…
  • Jul 29

    Governo do DF pede fim de preferência da União em execução fiscal

    Governo do DF pede fim de preferência da União em execução fiscal
    O governo do Distrito Federal ajuizou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) uma ação para questionar a e regra do Código Tributário Nacional (CTN) que estabelece a preferência da União em…
Rank this Week: 70

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Jul 29

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed's Regional Bank

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed's Regional Bank
    My colleague Peter Conti-Brown has an op-ed in the Times today regarding the Fed's crazy regional bank system. A taste:...
  • Jul 28

    Shadow Everything

    Shadow Everything
    I was looking at Dan Scwarcz's lastest paper on Shadow Insurance, which is a thing: Shadow insurance – defined as...
  • Jul 26

    Dodd-Frank at Five

    Dodd-Frank at Five
    Here are a couple of takes.
Rank this Week: 65