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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/
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Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Apr 16

    Newly Released Memo Reveals “Smoking Gun” in GM Recall Me

    Newly Released Memo Reveals “Smoking Gun” in GM Recall Me
    It appears as though the smallest, seemingly insignificant decision brought an auto giant to its knees. Media outlets and the general public alike have been closely following the General Motors recall crisis, searching for answers and where…
  • Apr 16

    Massachusetts General Hospital Doctors Settle Boston Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for $4.5M in Plymouth Woman’s Death

    Massachusetts General Hospital Doctors Settle Boston Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for $4.5M in Plymouth Woman’s Death
    Massachusetts General Hospital doctors George Velmaho and Alasdair Conn have agreed to settle for $4.5 million the Boston medical malpractice lawsuit accusing them of negligence in the 2005 death of a 62-year-old patient. Geraldine Moran was…
Rank this Week: 285

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Apr 15

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission is finally beginning to scrutinize municipal bond issuers. Recent efforts include the opening of investigations into whether certain municipalities misled investors about their financial well-being…
  • Apr 12

    SAC Capital Advisor’s $1.8B Criminal Securities Fraud Settlement with the DOJ is Accepted by a Federal Judge

    SAC Capital Advisor’s $1.8B Criminal Securities Fraud Settlement with the DOJ is Accepted by a Federal Judge
    U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain has approved the criminal settlement reached between the US Department of Justice and SAC Capital Advisors LP. The hedge fund, which was founded by Steven A. Cohen, consented to pay a $1.8 billion…
Rank this Week: 452

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Incrimination via Instagram

    Incrimination via Instagram
    Our South Florida criminal defense lawyers know that your presence on the internet has a powerful impact on your reputation; what you write, post and who you "like" or "follow" can lead to judgments about who you are and what you do.…
  • Apr 14

    Police Test "Live Google Earth" Tool for Monitoring Possible Crime

    Police Test "Live Google Earth" Tool for Monitoring Possible Crime
    There is a very fine line between advanced, technology-enabled methods of surveillance and infringement on the right of Americans to not undergo unreasonable search and seizure, a right guaranteed by the 4th Amendment to the U.S.…
  • Apr 14

    Youth Pastor Found "Not Guilty" in Child Molestation Case

    Youth Pastor Found "Not Guilty" in Child Molestation Case
    It's the type of case that our South Florida criminal defense attorneys are certainly familiar with: a pastor is arrested and charged with the crime of child molestation. In recent years, these types of stories have filled newspapers,…
Rank this Week: 973

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

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 27

FinancialCounsel

FinancialCounsel

Features podcasts on compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounsel.typepad.com/financialcounsel/
Rank this Week: 181

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Apr 20

    States Pointing Out Problems With Choke Oint

    States Pointing Out Problems With Choke Oint
    According to the American Banker (paid subscription required), state bank regulators are expressing their concern that the DOJ and federal bank regulators "Operation Choke Point" is throttling more than some bad guys the operation…
  • Apr 17

    When Curry Speaks, All Banks Should Listen

    When Curry Speaks, All Banks Should Listen
    The Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry gave a speech the other day (paid subscription required), and emphasized a couple of points that vendor management folks at financial institutions with various charters--state and federal, bank and…
  • Apr 15

    Shaming The Shamele

    Shaming The Shamele
    Venable LLP's Randy Shaheen and Amy Mudge might just be prime candidates for guest posts on Bank Lawyer's Blog. A recent "All About Advertising Law" post launched a snark attack that made this blogger proud. The victim was every…
Rank this Week: 346

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 15

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    "The Good Wife". On April 20

    "The Good Wife". On April 20
    Michael J. Fox gets to say I may be a scum bag, but I'm your scum bag.The NSA tap on Alicia (a three jump) is made known to Alicia and then Peter. Peter deals with it. Initially, Peter calls a US Senator who denies the tap, but Peter…
  • Apr 20

    Use of plagiarism-detection software on rise in Japan following Obokata/STAP flap

    Use of plagiarism-detection software on rise in Japan following Obokata/STAP flap
    Within the post Riken affair boosts orders for anti-plagiarism software , one learns there has been increased interest in Japan for plagiarism detection software following the Obokata/STAP cell incident.As to the "copying without…
  • Apr 20

    "The reason universities patent basic research tools is to provide the incentive to develop it"

    "The reason universities patent basic research tools is to provide the incentive to develop it"
    Within the post Broad Institute Gets Patent on Revolutionary Gene-Editing Method, Susan Young Rojahn gets into some patent issues associated with Feng Zhang's CRISPR patent which issued on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 [US Patent 8,697,359].* The…
Rank this Week: 271

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 58

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Bankruptcy reform is needed to resolve the student loan crisi

    Bankruptcy reform is needed to resolve the student loan crisi
    There are so many young Americans who today are facing crushing consumer debt problems due to the fact that they tried to better themselves by going to a top-flight college or graduate program in order to put themselves in a position to…
  • Apr 9

    When are you an Independent Contractor or an employee?

    When are you an Independent Contractor or an employee?
    Many companies are trying to save on paying employees by improperly classifying them as independent contractors.  Why do they do this?  If a company hires an Independent contractor, the company does not need to pay various benefits,…
  • Apr 3

    How often does a commissioned employee need to get paid?

    How often does a commissioned employee need to get paid?
    Many people work in an industry where it is very common to get paid based upon performance rather than simply showing up to work. It does not matter how many hours you work, but rather the employee’s compensation is based upon sales and…
Rank this Week: 940

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 20

    ICYMI: Tweets from the past week (140420)

    ICYMI: Tweets from the past week (140420)
    Are poison pills appropriate in the age of shareholder activism? http://t.co/r40UEHaqvp by @StevenDavidoff— Epicurean Dealmaker (@EpicureanDeal) April 18, 2014 "Law & Economics Prof Blog" http://t.co/cB1A56VseC— Stefan…
  • Apr 19

    Do the securities laws matter?

    Do the securities laws matter?
    Today I'm plugging my colleague Elisabeth de Fontenay's new article, despite the existential threat it poses to my specialty. InDo the Securities Laws Matter?, de Fontenay compares the market for syndicated loans, which are not treated as…
  • Apr 18

    Student Business Plan Competition

    Student Business Plan Competition
    Earlier this semester, Belmont undergraduate students competed for a total of $8,000 in a business plan competition. The first place team, What’s Hubbin’, won $5,000. Law firm Baker Donelson was one of the sponsors. Each competition team…
Rank this Week: 99

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 20

    Naked truth and bare facts often don't get invited into the mind: Stories are greeted readily

    Naked truth and bare facts often don't get invited into the mind: Stories are greeted readily
    Have you heard the parable about truths and facts trying to get heard and being ignored? In the second part of the tale, story comes along: she takes the same information, wraps it in a narrative and is heard. There are many versions of this…
  • Apr 16

    Life after law: Humor consultant

    Life after law: Humor consultant
    The job of this non-practicing lawyer includes writing comebacks to lawyer jokes! Read all about Malcolm Kushner's current career in this article from California Lawyer.
  • Apr 15

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you
    If you believe as I do that a mindful mediator is a more effective mediator—both because of his or her adept ability to utilize conflict resolution skills but more importantly because of the direct effect he or she has on the parties'…
Rank this Week: 358

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/
  • Apr 20

    Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

    Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA
    In our conversation the other day for the Lawfare Podcast, longtime CIA lawyer John Rizzo jokingly—but only sort of jokingly—composed the first paragraph of his own obituary: “John Rizzo, who approved a controversial CIA…
  • Apr 20

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Revenge of the Great Game

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Revenge of the Great Game
    Editor’s Note: The recent events in Ukraine have dredged up memories of an era of great-power competition and territorial conquest driven by imperialistic ambitions that many observers believed had been relegated to the dustbin of…
  • Apr 19

    Readings: NSA Report on the 702 Program

    Readings: NSA Report on the 702 Program
    Below is the text of a Report/public comment on the 702 program submitted by the NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy Office to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), dated April 16, 2014. It doesn’t appear to have…
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Apr 20

    [Jonathan H. Adler] A Bitcoin Boulevard in Cleveland Height

    [Jonathan H. Adler] A Bitcoin Boulevard in Cleveland Height
    Bitcoin may or may not be the future of money.  Many are skeptical, but in the Cleveland suburb of Cleveland Heights, some businesses are ready to accept Bitcoin payments.  The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that a group of…
  • Apr 20

    [Ilya Somin] More on speed limits and duties to obey the law

    [Ilya Somin] More on speed limits and duties to obey the law
    Law professor Michael Rappaport has written a rejoinder to my post responding to his critique of my claim that the widespread belief that there is nothing morally wrong with moderate violations of speeding laws is an indication that most…
  • Apr 20

    [Ilya Somin] Should libertarians try to reclaim the word “liberal”?

    [Ilya Somin] Should libertarians try to reclaim the word “liberal”?
    In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the word “liberal” was commonly used to describe the political views that we today call “libertarian.” But usage shifted, and “liberal” came to stand for a…
Rank this Week: 9

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 70

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Dear Food

    Dear Food
    This short video makes an excellent point, and it makes me even more proud that we have embarked on our Food Recovery Project. For food recovery resources, visit the Food Recovery Project blog or our Food Recovery Project website.
  • Apr 20

    General Mills: We've Listened

    General Mills: We've Listened
    Yesterday, General Mills posted an announcement on their website by Kirstie Foster, titled, We’ve Listened – and We’re Changing Our Legal Terms Back.  Bill Marler blogged about it on Food Safety News with his…
  • Apr 17

    General Mills: Brilliant Legal Manuever, or the Worst Public Relations Move Ever

    General Mills: Brilliant Legal Manuever, or the Worst Public Relations Move Ever
    In recent years, there has been a flurry of legislative efforts to protect the image of farm and food products. For example, "ag gag" statutes provide a form of heightened legal protection from potential lawsuits. General Mills has taken…
Rank this Week: 670

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Right to Speedy Trial in Chicago Criminal Case

    Right to Speedy Trial in Chicago Criminal Case
    Illinois criminal defendants have a guaranteed right to a speedy trial under Illinois state law. Depending on the circumstances, a defendant must be brought to trial within 120 to 160 days following his arrest. There are also situations that…
  • Apr 15

    Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Statute of Limitations in Some Rape Case

    Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Statute of Limitations in Some Rape Case
    A new bill introduced in the Illinois legislature would extend the statute of limitations in some rape cases. Senate Bill 2609 seeks to change when the statute of limitations in rape cases begins to run. Current law provides that the statute…
  • Apr 13

    Illinois May Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

    Illinois May Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana
    The Illinois legislature is considering enacting new laws that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The proposed bills fall short of legalizing pot, as Colorado and Washington do, but would instead align Illinois with…
Rank this Week: 679

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 20

    I trust you all had a very Happy Easter

    I trust you all had a very Happy Easter
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  • Apr 19

    Pope Francis Presides at Vatican Easter Vigil Ma

    Pope Francis Presides at Vatican Easter Vigil Ma
    via www.reuters.com In his homily, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics recounted the Biblical story of how the faith of the apostles had been shaken after Jesus' death but confirmed... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 19

    Rank ordering the likelihood of law school reform

    Rank ordering the likelihood of law school reform
    I have to give a talk next month on the state of legal education. As someone who falls in between the "law school is a scam" and the "law school is great" folks, I think the system doesn't need to be... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 166

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 20

    Thousands Celebrate 4/20 in Denver

    Thousands Celebrate 4/20 in Denver
    This is the first year of the 4/20 rally that marijuana is legal in Colorado, so it's not surprising there is a huge turnout at Civic Center Park in Denver. At 4:20 p.m., the tens of thousands of celebrators are expected to light up, even…
  • Apr 18

    Friday Night Open Thread

    Friday Night Open Thread
    I've got the grill going (Asian Steak and Watermelon and Arugula Salad over rice noodles with peanuts on top). What's on your agenda for this holiday weekend? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 18

    Murdered Denver Woman On Phone With 911 for 13 Minute

    Murdered Denver Woman On Phone With 911 for 13 Minute
    Why did it take Denver Police officers more than 15 minutes to arrive at the home of Kristine Kirk? She was dead by the time they got there. She spent her last 13 minutes of life on the phone with 911. Kirk called 911 at 9:31 pm. She grew…
Rank this Week: 2

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    A Note On This Week's Publication Schedule

    A Note On This Week's Publication Schedule
    Religion Clause will be on a publication break on Monday and Tuesday.  Look for the next new postings on Tuesday night.
  • Apr 20

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Anna Su, Book Review: Separation Anxiety: The End of American Religious Freedom?, (Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming).Jonathan G. Burns, The Banking Sector in Post-Revolution Egypt: Is Islam the Solution?, (29 Banking &…
  • Apr 20

    Forfeited Iranian Charity's Building Will Be Sold; Iran Claims Religious Freedom Violation

    Forfeited Iranian Charity's Building Will Be Sold; Iran Claims Religious Freedom Violation
    On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York announced that the federal district court has approved a U.S. government settlement agreement (full text of stipulation) with holders of terrorism-related judgments…
Rank this Week: 84

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    State of Massachusett

    State of Massachusett
    In this DWAI case, defendant was convicted of driving while intoxicated per se and speeding. At the trial, a Nassau County police officer testified that he was trained to estimate the speed of a moving vehicle and that, in March...
  • Apr 20

    Consequently, the court ordered to deny the motion of the offender

    Consequently, the court ordered to deny the motion of the offender
    At approximately 3:00 P.M., three men wearing hooded sweatshirts entered a restaurant. The men waited by the door for a few minutes until all of the customers left. One of the men then approached the register and placed an order....
  • Apr 20

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont
    The exceptions also recognize that any law circumscribing the ability of the accused to defend against criminal charges remains subject to limitation by constitutional guarantees of due process and the right to confront the prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 375

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 20

    General Mills: About-Face

    General Mills: About-Face
    General Mills decided to reverse direction on its recent change to its terms of service purporting to mandate arbitration and ban class actions for anyone who 'liked' them (among other things). Perhaps they were threatened by Adam Levitin's…
  • Apr 18

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket
    That's the title of Denver Law Professor Michael Sousa's new article exploring debtors' evaluations of the pre-filing credit counseling course and the post-filing financial management course mandated by BAPCPA. The data for the article came…
  • Apr 17

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen
    As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of the Leonard Rosen, the fitting tribute by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz allows a glimpse into his exceptional contributions: But above all, Leonard was a good man. A generous man.…
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Apr 20

    Flesh List Is Me

    Flesh List Is Me
    Yes, I know that sounds very weird. I spent Friday afternoon recording a podcast with Christian Turner and Joe Miller for Oral Argument and had tons of fun. Christian and Joe are great at this and almost managed to make...
  • Apr 18

    Progressive Era Courthouse Trivia, II

    Progressive Era Courthouse Trivia, II
    At least part of this courthouse was built around the time of the Progressive era. Though it looked a lot different back then -- the two wings (which in my mind really detract from the building's beauty) were built during...
  • Apr 18

    Brooklyn Law Seeks Director Of Legal Writing

    Brooklyn Law Seeks Director Of Legal Writing
    This just in: Brooklyn Law School is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director of the Legal Writing Program. The duties of the Director will include 1) hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the legal writing faculty;…
Rank this Week: 299

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Update - Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer

    Update - Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Apr 20

    Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer

    Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Apr 19

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic in Nampa

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic in Nampa
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 116

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim
    Original Article 04/15/2014 SEQUIM - Terror turned to outrage at a local park when parents realized a child kidnapping that played out before their eyes was actually faked -- just to make a video. On any given day, parents and their kids…
  • Apr 17

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced
    Christopher MartinchickOriginal Article 04/15/2014 FORT COLLINS - A former Longmont police officer who admitted to the attempted sexual assault of a woman in Loveland was sentenced Tuesday to eight years of sex offender intensive supervised…
  • Apr 16

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex
    Carl PayneOriginal Article 04/15/2014 By Mark Boxley Louisville Metro Police Detective Carl Payne was charged with three counts of first-degree official misconduct Monday over allegations he propositioned three women for sex after…
Rank this Week: 7

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 222

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    A (trophy animal) picture is worth a thousand (angry, violent) word

    A (trophy animal) picture is worth a thousand (angry, violent) word
      Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations One woman (sporting a Safari Club International cap), one gun, one dead giraffe. One pump-my-ego photo posted and then shared hundreds of times on animal rights Facebook pages,…
  • Apr 11

    Someone else’s trash: Rez dogs saved; rez dogs lost

    Someone else’s trash: Rez dogs saved; rez dogs lost
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations From tragic to jubilant in eight short words: “Puppies left to die in garbage bin reunited.” The headline pulls you into the story–you already know it ends well–but…
  • Apr 8

    New Book on Evolving Legal Status of Pet

    New Book on Evolving Legal Status of Pet
    Hi All, Please excuse the self-promotion, but today marks the publication of my first book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs. The book is about how pets have become more like family, not only in our homes, but also…
Rank this Week: 993

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Federal appeals court upholds controversial Wisconsin collective bargaining law

    Federal appeals court upholds controversial Wisconsin collective bargaining law
    [JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill [Act 10, text] which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public…
  • Apr 20

    Egypt court sentences 23 Islamists to prison

    Egypt court sentences 23 Islamists to prison
    [JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 people, alleged to be members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], to three and a half years each in prison. The accused were imprisoned in connection…
  • Apr 20

    Proposed Brazil anti-terrorism law sparks human rights concern

    Proposed Brazil anti-terrorism law sparks human rights concern
    [JURIST] A new anti-terrorism bill presented in the Brazilian National Congress [official website, in Portuguese] on Saturday shortly before the 2014 World Cup is scheduled to begin in June has raised concern among human rights groups who…
Rank this Week: 36

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Apr 20

    Why Darden is Worth More than its Real Estate - Operation

    Why Darden is Worth More than its Real Estate - Operation
    Summary - 3 Points Think beyond Darden's real estate to determine if long term value is present. Both the activists and Darden provided incomplete analysis. Restaurant level EBITDA is a poor metric; free cash flow metric is better.…
  • Apr 20

    How Do You Treat Your Non-Operating Partners? - Operation

    How Do You Treat Your Non-Operating Partners? - Operation
    Everyone knows that it really pays off to explore if a franchise candidate is suited to your business. The question is: "Does it pay to spend as much time investigating the partners of a franchise candidate?" Married partners.....…
  • Apr 18

    Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza Adds Boston, Dallas & Phoenix - Restaurant Funding Group

    Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza Adds Boston, Dallas & Phoenix - Restaurant Funding Group
    LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2014) - Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the leader of the rapidly expanding build-your-own pizza category, today announced that it has signed three new area development agreements to open Blaze Pizza franchise…
Rank this Week: 210

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Covers rulings, news and marketing strategies for expert witnesses.

http://expertwitnessguru.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment
    A fall protection expert witness recently came to the rescue of a car hauler suing a truck manufacturer for negligence and helped him survive summary judgment. Although the expert did not have any formal education on fall protection, the…
  • Feb 24

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement
    In this patent infringement suit regarding the design of a particular inner garment (Branovations, Inc. v. Ontel Products Corp.) the Florida district court ruled that simplicity of technology may negate need for expert testimony, but does not…
  • Feb 23

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie
    An infectious disease expert witness was recently called on board in Hoff v. Steiner Transocean, Ltd. to testify about the source of infection on the Plaintiff’s feet, which, Plaintiff asserted, was caused by a pedicure he had on a…
Rank this Week: 471

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Bruce Jacobs & Associates, P.L.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Florida's Fast-Track Foreclosure Law Falls Short of Stated Goal

    Florida's Fast-Track Foreclosure Law Falls Short of Stated Goal
    When Florida's "faster foreclosure" law took effect last July, courts immediately began to see a sharp decline in the number of foreclosures being filed. The ill-advised law was intended to quickly push foreclosures through the system, in…
  • Apr 18

    Retiring SEC Lawyer: Agency Too Lax on Wall Street

    Retiring SEC Lawyer: Agency Too Lax on Wall Street
    James Kidney had worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission as a trial attorney since 1986, winning more than a half-dozen insider trading trials. But if anyone expected him to simply retire quietly with his nice pension - they were…
  • Apr 16

    FTC: Scamming Debt Collectors Must Pay $3.3 Million, Shut Down

    FTC: Scamming Debt Collectors Must Pay $3.3 Million, Shut Down
    The Federal Trade Commission announced recently that defendants in a debt collection scheme frequently targeting Spanish-speaking consumers will not only be required to pay a $3.3 million penalty, but will also be barred from doing future…
Rank this Week: 551

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Empl Disc Flowchart.pdf - Google Drive

    Empl Disc Flowchart.pdf - Google Drive
    I created a flowchart for federal Title VII disparate treatment discrimination actions. I'm checkin© to see if lawyer friends think it's accurate. Let me know what you think. (By the way, my computer mysteriously refuses to use the…
  • Apr 19

    Chat: "Trans Employment Law 101 - How To Protect Yourself Legally" on Transworkplace

    Chat: "Trans Employment Law 101 - How To Protect Yourself Legally" on Transworkplace
    You are invited to a chat on Transworkplace "Trans Employment Law 101 - How to Protect Yourself Legally" Tuesday April 24, 2014 9PM ESTClick here to see a link about thisvia IFTTT(If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks…
  • Apr 18

    Transgender TV Personality Loses Viacom Discrimination Lawsuit

    Transgender TV Personality Loses Viacom Discrimination Lawsuit
    B. Scott's suit has been dismissed based on First Amendment considerations. This is a fascinating new legal wrinkle in the discrimination context. If a media company can protect its public expression via wardrobe decision, I suppose that I…
Rank this Week: 539

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 20

    Earth Month Tip: Check Out Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home tool to save money and reduce carbon pollution

    Earth Month Tip: Check Out Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home tool to save money and reduce carbon pollution
    Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home Tool can guide you in making your home more energy efficient — whether you do it yourself or hire a qualified professional. The online tool has tips for saving energy all around your home and…
  • Apr 19

    Earth Month Tip: Clean the area around the outdoor components of your HVAC system.

    Earth Month Tip: Clean the area around the outdoor components of your HVAC system.
    Did you know as much as half of your household energy use goes to heating and cooling? Airflow problems can reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency by up to 15% and contribute to carbon pollution. In fact, dirt and neglect are the top…
  • Apr 18

    Earth Month Tip: Check your tire pressure

    Earth Month Tip: Check your tire pressure
    You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflation increases tire wear, reduces your fuel economy, and leads to higher carbon pollution emissions. Properly inflated tires are…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Apr 20

    EASTER IS A STORY OF HOPE

    EASTER IS A STORY OF HOPE
    Weekly Address: President Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings WASHINGTON, DC – In this week’s address, the President offered his warmest greetings as millions of Americans celebrate Easter this Sunday and recounted the…
  • Apr 20

    CAROLYN WISHES YOU LOVE, HOPE & JOY

    CAROLYN WISHES YOU LOVE, HOPE & JOY
    Dear Lucas: Easter is upon us and this holiday of hope and inspiration offers an opportunity to reflect on, and renew our commitment to, those who matter most in our lives. To all who are celebrating Easter today, I hope you are able to…
  • Apr 20

    GOING TO CHURCH?

    GOING TO CHURCH?
    54% Plan to Go to Church This Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 Most Americans plan to attend a religious service this Easter, and even more will eat with their families to commemorate the day. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey…
Rank this Week: 6

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Interstate Extradition: Alleged “Hit Man” Held in Alabama

    Interstate Extradition: Alleged “Hit Man” Held in Alabama
    An alleged contract killer is being held in Alabama and now California prosecutors are hoping to charge him with additional crimes. According to reports, the alleged “hit man” was charged with killing nine people in three…
  • Apr 18

    Lethal Drug Shortage: Future of Executions in Alabama Unclear

    Lethal Drug Shortage: Future of Executions in Alabama Unclear
    Alabama has one of the highest execution rates in the country, but it is running out of a critical lethal injection drug, which may stall scheduled executions. According to reports, death penalty experts are not sure what the state will do to…
  • Apr 15

    FAQs on Alabama’s New Record Expungement Law

    FAQs on Alabama’s New Record Expungement Law
    In January the Senate approved an “expungement” measure that would allow Alabama residents who have been charged, but never convicted, of a non-violent misdemeanor or felony to have their records hidden from public view. This is a…
Rank this Week: 890

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/
  • Apr 20

    Choosing Wisely Campaign Protects Its Own

    Choosing Wisely Campaign Protects Its Own
    We’ve been champions of the Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative by several medical specialties to call out procedures they advise doctors and patients to view with skepticism. But now it looks like there's a big "Not in My Back…
  • Apr 17

    Another Careless Promotion of C-Section

    Another Careless Promotion of C-Section
    No matter how hard medical experts and other promoters of good, safe health care try, it seems, there are always loud voices chiming in from the fringes of ignorance to offset their message. A few weeks ago, in a blog about obstetricians…
  • Apr 16

    Suggested Reading: Coming to Grips with End-of-Life Decision

    Suggested Reading: Coming to Grips with End-of-Life Decision
    Sometimes, we read an article that’s important, moving and, we hope, illuminating, but too long to summarize fairly in a blog post. Last year, one such story, written by Charles Ornstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning health journalist, was…
Rank this Week: 259

Digital Media Law

Digital Media Law

Covers the law and business of digital media and traditional entertainment. By Jonathan Handel.

http://digitalmedialaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    New Website -- jhandel.com

    New Website -- jhandel.com
    My new website is up at jhandel.com. It tells everything you always wanted to know (and more!) about my background and entertainment/technology law practice. Give it a look!Check out “The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis,” available on…
  • Apr 15

    Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

    Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)
    Next week’s Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just broadcasters but also the influential U.S. Solicitor General’s office and the…
  • Jul 15

    Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)

    Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)
    The penalties could be severe – but Rivers may have some unexpected defenses. With the WGA East sending Joan Rivers off to a trial board for alleged violations related to Fashion Police, the star will be facing what’s likely to be…
Rank this Week: 744

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: 194

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED
    Rubin Hurricane Carter, a boxer from Patterson, New Jersey who almost became the middle weight champion of the world, has died in Toronto at age 76. Carter spent 20 years in prison, framed for a triple murder in bar. He was twice tried an…
  • Apr 18

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14
    Happy Good Friday this 4-18-14, which if you write today's date backwards, you get...4-18-14. "Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man....He drew over to him both many of the Jews and the Gentiles...and when Pilate, at the…
  • Apr 17

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.
    Happy belated birthday Nikita Khrushchev (born April 15, 1894). NHL: You've waited all year for the hockey playoffs, and now they're here!RE-HEARING:A quick perusal of the 3rd DCA website reveals that Alex Michaels has filed a motion for a…
Rank this Week: 101

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Lawyer Jailed for Failing to Report Proceeds from Real Estate Development

    Lawyer Jailed for Failing to Report Proceeds from Real Estate Development
    Randy Alan Carpenter, 56, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, an attorney, engineer and appraiser, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen to 27 months in prison for making false statements on his tax returns. The defendant was also…
  • Apr 18

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again
    Eliyahu Weinstein, 38, Lakewood, New Jersey, who was sentenced less than two months ago to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme, was indicted by a federal grand jury on new charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and…
  • Apr 18

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor
    Regina M. Preetorius, 47, Augusta, Georgia was sentenced to 280 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for her role in a multi-million-dollar investor fraud scheme. After a lengthy jury trial in September 2013,…
Rank this Week: 3

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 20

    Undue Influence by Some Beneficiaries Invalidates Only the Portions of Will Benefitting Those Beneficiarie

    Undue Influence by Some Beneficiaries Invalidates Only the Portions of Will Benefitting Those Beneficiarie
    The testator’s will gave his estate to five friends and expressly excluded his family. Two family members filed objections to the will and the jury found that the testator had capacity but that three of the five beneficiaries exercised…
  • Apr 20

    Article on ATRA and the Heckerling Institute

    Article on ATRA and the Heckerling Institute
    The changes wrought by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 were at the forefront of the 47th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, a week-long conference for estate planning advisors. For a summary of the speakers’ remarks on…
  • Apr 20

    Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Health Care

    Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Health Care
    Recently, the government stated that insurers must offer the same health coverage options to same-sex couples. Thus, same- sex couples can now purchase family health policies. The new insurance guidelines have been posted on the Department of…
Rank this Week: 208

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Another Big Audio Manufacturer Makes Another Big Settlement

    Another Big Audio Manufacturer Makes Another Big Settlement
    Peavey Electronics ponies up $225,000 for digital device violations. Are there no music lovers at the FCC? Perhaps not in the Enforcement Bureau, which over the last few years has singled out audio and music companies for large fines…
  • Apr 18

    Travelers' Information Stations: To Filter (above 5 kHz) or Not to Filter, THAT is the Question

    Travelers' Information Stations: To Filter (above 5 kHz) or Not to Filter, THAT is the Question
    Comments have been invited on an NAB/SBE proposal aimed at (slightly) improving the audio quality on the TIS without interfering with AM stations. Last July we blogged about changes the Commission had adopted to improve Travelers' Information…
  • Apr 17

    Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!

    Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!
    A chance for you to hear directly from CommLawBlog contributors and friends. CommLawBlog is pleased to announce the debut of a new feature: CommLawBlog Live! From time to time, we will present our bloggers, and maybe even some outside guests,…
Rank this Week: 595

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By University of Cincinnati Law Professor Paul L. Caron and Ron Jones.

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

    Tax Court: 'Taxpayers Rely on IRS Guidance at Their Peril'

    Tax Court: 'Taxpayers Rely on IRS Guidance at Their Peril'
    Forbes: 'Taxpayers Rely on IRS Guidance at Their Own Peril,' Tax Judge Rules, by Janet Novack: Taxpayers rely on IRS guidance at their own peril,” Judge Joseph W. Nega wrote in an order entered on April 15th —an order [No, 7022-11 (Apr.…
  • Apr 20

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with new papers debuting on the list at #4 and #5: [412 Downloads] Submission to Finance Department on Implementation of FATCA in Canada, by…
  • Apr 20

    President Obama's Passover and Easter Message

    President Obama's Passover and Easter Message
Rank this Week: 78