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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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What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Mar 24

    St. Genevieve: "I know it, I see it. The Huns will not come..."

    St. Genevieve: "I know it, I see it. The Huns will not come..."
    Get down on your knees and pray! I know it, I see it. The Huns will not come. Sainte Genevieve (422-512) saved Parisians from the Huns, the legend goes, in 451. People had started to flee Paris in anticipation...
  • Mar 23

    Rule 3: Ensure That Everyone Knows That The Client Is The Main Event

    Rule 3: Ensure That Everyone Knows That The Client Is The Main Event
    Rule Three: Ensure That Everyone In Your Firm Knows That The Client Is the Main Event. Conveying what you are doing for clients and how you will accomplish that needs to be transmitted clearly to everyone in your firm: from...
  • Mar 22

    'Life' Decisions.

    'Life' Decisions.
    1. 'Good' Life Decisions v. 2. 'Bad' Life Decisions v. 3. Not Really Making Any 'Life' Decisions At All? How many of us really lead something other than Cookie-Cutter or Uber-Conformist Lives, anyway? In short, have you ever had a...
Rank this Week: 811

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Mar 23

    "Rowan County prayer lawsuit returns to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals"

    "Rowan County prayer lawsuit returns to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals"
    "Rowan County prayer lawsuit returns to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals": Josh Bergeron of The Salisbury (N.C.) Post has this report. And Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press reports that "Court asks who should lead prayer before…
  • Mar 23

    "Gorsuch on Chevron deference"

    "Gorsuch on Chevron deference"
    "Gorsuch on Chevron deference": Eric Posner has this blog post today.
  • Mar 23

    "Democrats Plan to Filibuster to Thwart Gorsuch Nomination"

    "Democrats Plan to Filibuster to Thwart Gorsuch Nomination"
    "Democrats Plan to Filibuster to Thwart Gorsuch Nomination": Matt Flegenheimer, Charlie Savage, and Adam Liptak will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times. And Robert Barnes, Ed O'Keefe, and Ann E. Marimow of The…
Rank this Week: 191

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 23

    Bail Reform: New Directions for Pretrial Detention and Release

    Bail Reform: New Directions for Pretrial Detention and Release
    Stevenson, Megan and Mayson, Sandra G., Bail Reform: New Directions for Pretrial Detention and Release (March 13, 2017). In Academy for Justice, A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna ed., 2017, Forthcoming).; U of…
  • Mar 23

    Digital divide persists in America

    Digital divide persists in America
    Pew FACTANK – “Nearly 30 years after the debut of the World Wide Web, internet use, broadband adoption and smartphone ownership have grown rapidly for all Americans – including those who are less well off financially. But…
  • Mar 23

    Sentieo Trump Tracker: Follow The President’s Impact on Your Investment

    Sentieo Trump Tracker: Follow The President’s Impact on Your Investment
    Senteio Blog: “Today, we are excited to introduce the Trump Tracker. It’s a bot that constantly scans new public financial documents for mentions of President Trump. These documents include all SEC filings, conference call…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 2

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    More On Endrew F Supreme Court Decision #FAPE #IEP #IDEA

    More On Endrew F Supreme Court Decision #FAPE #IEP #IDEA
    We ran an analysis of the Supreme Court decision yesterday that clarifies the FAPE standard- the most important substantive requirement of IDEA. You can read the post here.Some additional thoughts. First, the Court did not get to the some…
  • Mar 22

    Breaking News: Supreme Court Clarifies FAPE Standard #FAPE #Endrew F #IEP

    Breaking News: Supreme Court Clarifies FAPE Standard #FAPE #Endrew F #IEP
    OK big news. The United States Supreme Court issued a big decision on Wednesday. The high court clarified what FAPE means and how courts should apply the FAPE requirement.The decision in Endrew F by Joseph F v. Douglas County Sch Dist RE-1, #…
  • Mar 20

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We recently ran a post asking whether special education is in danger. What do you think? #IDEA #POTUS ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 362

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Mar 23

    Senate Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Rule

    Senate Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Rule
    The Senate has voted to repeal internet privacy rules enacted under President Obama: According to the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers would need to…
  • Mar 23

    Trump Threatens GOP on Health Care Bill

    Trump Threatens GOP on Health Care Bill
    Trump issues an ultimatum to Republicans on his health care bill: Take it or I'll move on. Republicans should tell him to move on. The move was a high-risk gamble for the president and speaker, who have both invested significant…
  • Mar 22

    Trump, Russian Connections, Falsehoods and an Empty Gin Bottle

    Trump, Russian Connections, Falsehoods and an Empty Gin Bottle
    Spicer can try all he wants to distance Trump from Paul Manafort, but until Donald Trump removes his campaign website, his past announcements about Manafort are there for all to see. Spicy yesterday: Spicer on Monday described the former…
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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Snyder v. Doe 16-768 Issue: Whether retroactively applying a sex-offender-registry law that classifies offenders into tiers based on crime of conviction, requires certain offenders to register for life,…
  • Mar 23

    Afternoon round-up: Day four of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing

    Afternoon round-up: Day four of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing
    Today the Senate Judiciary Committee conducted the fourth and final day of its hearing on Gorsuch nomination, which featured testimony of witnesses for and against the nomination. Coverage of the hearing comes from Matt Flegenheimer and…
  • Mar 23

    Grassley supports Gorsuch nomination, calls filibuster threat a “smokescreen”

    Grassley supports Gorsuch nomination, calls filibuster threat a “smokescreen”
    The Senate Judiciary Committee concluded its confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch this afternoon. After undergoing two days of questioning, the nominee himself was not present at today’s proceedings, which featured a variety of…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Mar 23

    As Sober As A Judge

    As Sober As A Judge
    A circuit court judge must adhere to an agreement to comply with treatment under the supervision of the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program ("KYLAP"). The judge was the subject of 13 charges of misconduct and submitted to an…
  • Mar 23

    A Cavalier Attitude In The Bluegrass State

    A Cavalier Attitude In The Bluegrass State
    The Kentucky Supreme Court has denied relief to an incarcerated defendant who was convicted of biting off the ear of a fellow inmate. The defendant was represented at trial by a public defender from the Pacudah Department of Public…
  • Mar 23

    Attorney Suspended: Twice "Behaved In A Grossly Vulgar And Antisocial Manner"

    Attorney Suspended: Twice "Behaved In A Grossly Vulgar And Antisocial Manner"
    A 180 day suspension with a condition imposed by a hearing panel was affirmed by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board This matter arises from a Consolidated Notice of Filing of Judgment of Conviction and Formal Complaint filed by the…
Rank this Week: 518

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 23

    Fifth Circuit Says Medical Reimbursement Preemption Claim Can Move Forward

    Fifth Circuit Says Medical Reimbursement Preemption Claim Can Move Forward
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit ruled this week that a medical air-evacuation company has standing and that it sufficiently alleged that state defendants had "some connection" to the enforcement of…
  • Mar 20

    Fourth Circuit: No First Amendment Protection for Fire Battallion Chief's Disruptive Facebook Post

    Fourth Circuit: No First Amendment Protection for Fire Battallion Chief's Disruptive Facebook Post
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit today dismissed a fire department battalion chief's First Amendment retaliation claim for his Facebook activity in violation of the Department's Social Media and Code of Conduct…
  • Mar 17

    Is Section 1373 Unconstitutional?

    Is Section 1373 Unconstitutional?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School President Trump's EO on sanctuary cities says that "the Attorney General and the Secretary . . . shall ensure that jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1373…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Mar 23

    Schröter on Modern Conceptions of Political Order

    Schröter on Modern Conceptions of Political Order
    Nico Schröter (Bucerius Law School - Chair of Public Law and Comparative Law) has posted Order, Authority, and Law: On the Development of Modern Conceptions of Political Order, Legitimate Rule, and Law and How They are Challenged (LSE Law…
  • Mar 23

    Kerr & Schneier on Encryption Workaround

    Kerr & Schneier on Encryption Workaround
    Orin S. Kerr and Bruce Schneier (The George Washington University Law School and Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society) have posted Encryption Workarounds on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The widespread use of…
  • Mar 23

    Video of My Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Commitee

    Video of My Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Commitee
    Here is a link to the video: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4663141/solum-originalism And to my written testimony: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2939019
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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/
  • Mar 23

    TRUMPCARE IS CALLOUS & CRUEL

    TRUMPCARE IS CALLOUS & CRUEL
    Lucas, House Republicans announced they're delaying their vote to replace Obamacare. Despite promising to "repeal and replace" Obamacare for seven years, Speaker Paul Ryan can't get enough Republicans to vote for the bill. Why?…
  • Mar 23

    STRANDED IN WASHINGTON?

    STRANDED IN WASHINGTON?
    Congressman Thomas R. Suozzi I'm still in Washington, DC tonight after the vote on the American Health Care Act was postponed till Friday. I wanted to take this opportunity, of having some rare downtime, to send this video message about…
  • Mar 23

    PROTESTING THE XL PIPELINE

    PROTESTING THE XL PIPELINE
    Lucas, Wow. Trump's State Department is about to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. As you know, millions of people fought to stop the Keystone XL pipeline for years, culminating in an historic decision by President…
Rank this Week: 7

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Mar 23

    Don't Plead Guilty at Arrignment

    Don't Plead Guilty at Arrignment
    Don’t Plead Guilty at Arraignment I recently wrote a blog entitled: “Don’t Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment”. It has received more views in the last year than any other article I wrote. The point of…
  • Mar 19

    Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Case

    Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Case
    Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Cases Winning in criminal defense takes a variety of different forms. First, a dismissal of all of the charges is the best example of a “win”. I have had a great deal of success in getting…
  • Jan 30

    Once Reduced, A Felony is a Misdemeanor for All Purpose

    Once Reduced, A Felony is a Misdemeanor for All Purpose
    Once a Felony is Reduced to a Misdemeanor, it is a Misdemeanor for “All Purposes” If you have been convicted of a felony in California, there is a good chance that the felony conviction can be reduced to a misdemeanor under…
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DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 4

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 23

    Trump demands Friday vote on health care plan - POLITICO

    Trump demands Friday vote on health care plan - POLITICO
    President Donald Trump is demanding a vote Friday in the House on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told GOP lawmakers. If the bill fails, Trump is prepared to move on and...
  • Mar 23

    Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says | Fox New

    Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says | Fox New
    The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources. via www.foxnews.com Well,…
  • Mar 23

    Bull gores 11-inch horn up matador’s butt | New York Post

    Bull gores 11-inch horn up matador’s butt | New York Post
    The matador ended up with the bull’s horn some 11 inches up his rectum, causing “severe” injuries. via nypost.com That has to hurt, I don't care who you are.
Rank this Week: 48

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 369

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 507

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 56

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 10

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 93

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    How would you answer this question?

    How would you answer this question?
    While Gorsuch is being grilled on these important questions, Labor nominee Alex Acosta is quietly having his hearings.  From the Miami Herald:“Why cut a non-prosecution deal despite your staff saying you shouldn’t?”…
  • Mar 21

    Shaniek Maynard is your new Ft. Pierce Magistrate

    Shaniek Maynard is your new Ft. Pierce Magistrate
    It's not official yet because she is undergoing her FBI background check.  But that should happen soon.  She grew up in Ft. Pierce and went to Yale Law School.  Seems like an excellent choice.
  • Mar 19

    "Respectfully, and reluctantly, I dissent."

    "Respectfully, and reluctantly, I dissent."
    That was Judge Jordan, dissenting in a death penalty case (Madison vs. Alabama DOC) in which Judge Martin writes for the majority (Wilson joined) that Vernon Madison is incompetent and therefore cannot be executed. Jordan says that's not the…
Rank this Week: 769

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Mar 23

    Eastaugh on The Eighth Amendment and Medical Judgment

    Eastaugh on The Eighth Amendment and Medical Judgment
    Charlie Eastaugh (University of Surrey) has posted Taking Medical Judgment Seriously: Professional Consensus As a Trojan Horse for Constitutional Evolution (Willamette Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the 2015 case…
  • Mar 23

    Konrad on Lethal Injection

    Konrad on Lethal Injection
    Robin Konrad (Death Penalty Information Center) has posted Lethal Injection: A Horrendous Brutality (Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 1127, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Keynote speech delivered at Lara D. Gass Annual…
  • Mar 23

    Robinson et al. on Somali Criminal Law Recodification

    Robinson et al. on Somali Criminal Law Recodification
    Paul H. Robinson and Criminal Law Research Group (University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School) have posted Draft Report of the Somali Criminal Law Recodification Initiative. Here is the abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 225

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 227

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Mar 23

    Oil Mining Schedule Altcoin

    Oil Mining Schedule Altcoin
    Can blockchain technology contribute to solving global warming? One existing idea is Solarcoin. This is an altcoin project which sits around $4.2 million market cap right now (rank 62 at this moment). The idea is: People generating solar…
  • Mar 13

    EU Bitcoin Legislation

    EU Bitcoin Legislation
    Kevin Helms at bitcoin.com reports on developments at the European Parliament on Bitcoin legislation. This may be bad news. A Committee Report on the proposal for revising the money laundering directive was published on March 9. Authors of…
  • Mar 12

    Oil Companies as Scorpion

    Oil Companies as Scorpion
    Chris Nelder pointed me to this column by Ed Crooks, as a part of our discussion on Phaseout Profit. It’s titled “Cooperation Impossible” and states that there is not much hope for American oil producers to cooperate with…
Rank this Week: 808

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Gorsuch confirmation hearings continue with witness testimony

    Gorsuch confirmation hearings continue with witness testimony
    [JURIST] The Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] on Thursday held a new round of hearings on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch [Politico profile] to the Supreme Court. Thursday’s hearings involved testimony from 28 outside…
  • Mar 23

    Ontario appeals court: reporter must turn over communications with accused terrorist

    Ontario appeals court: reporter must turn over communications with accused terrorist
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario [official website] on Wednesday affirmed [decision] a ruling requiring a Vice Media [official website] reporter to turn over materials and communications used to write three stories regarding an accused…
  • Mar 23

    Scotland parliament reschedules referendum debate for next week

    Scotland parliament reschedules referendum debate for next week
    The Scottish parliament on Thursday rescheduled [official report] a vote on a new independence referendum for next week following Wednesday’s terror attack [press release] at the United Kingdom parliament in London. The proposed…
Rank this Week: 30

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Drowsy Driving May Be Implicated in Berkeley Crash

    Drowsy Driving May Be Implicated in Berkeley Crash
    I’m Ed Smith, a Berkeley car accident lawyer. On Thursday, March 16, a Berkeley man died in a single-car accident while traveling east on Highway 12, west of the Stoney Point Road Exit in an unincorporated area of Sonoma County. What…
  • Mar 23

    Big Rig Accident Vallejo

    Big Rig Accident Vallejo
    I'm Ed Smith, a Vallejo truck accident lawyer. An officer from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a driver lost control of their vehicle and collided with a big-rig trailer truck in Vallejo on Thursday, March 16, 2017.…
  • Mar 23

    Vallejo Bike Crash Seriously Injures Woman

    Vallejo Bike Crash Seriously Injures Woman
    I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo Car accident Lawyer. Last week in Vallejo, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, authorities reported that a local woman suffered major injuries when she was struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle in the downtown…
Rank this Week: 176

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    THE AGE OF IGNORANCE

    THE AGE OF IGNORANCE
    The author William Manchester named his book about the dark ages "A World Lit Only By Fire". It was an age of ignorance and suffering. In Occupied America, ignorance has become a virtue. The President generates huge applause lines when…
  • Mar 22

    A READER INQUIRES

    A READER INQUIRES
    A reader has some questions that deserve answers. Here are some questions for you my friend Rumpy: 1. Why does the State e-file discovery notices but not the actual discovery, which they send to you by snail mail? Even Broweird…
  • Mar 20

    HOT WATER

    HOT WATER
    Darren Rainey was an inmate at Dade Correctional Institute.  On June 23, 2012, he died while locked in a hot shower.Almost five years later the Dade State Attorneys Office is giving the guards and staff at DCI a pass.If you have…
Rank this Week: 891

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Worker Wins Work Injury Claim in Court

    Pennsylvania Worker Wins Work Injury Claim in Court
    A Workers’ Compensation claim made by a woman who lost part of her leg at work has been upheld by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The decision comes after her employer, Starr Aviation, disagreed with the decision of the…
  • Mar 17

    Disagreement Between IBM and State of Pennsylvania Turns Into Lawsuit

    Disagreement Between IBM and State of Pennsylvania Turns Into Lawsuit
    Technology giant IBM is on the receiving end of a lawsuit by the State of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of the Department of Labor and Industry, is in response to what the government says is a failed update to its…
  • Mar 10

    California Lawsuit Targets Kona Brewing Over Labeling Practice

    California Lawsuit Targets Kona Brewing Over Labeling Practice
    In general, American consumers are willing to pay extra for a premium product that has to be imported. That’s because they realize that getting that product to the shelf costs more than an item that is produced in the contiguous U.S.…
Rank this Week: 354

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/
  • Mar 23

    Is Stuttering A Reason Not To Hire Someone?

    Is Stuttering A Reason Not To Hire Someone?
    Is stuttering a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act?
  • Mar 23

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.23.17

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.23.17
    * Apparently regulation is an effective way to limit greenhouse gas emissions... in case anyone cares about that sort of thing. [TaxProf Blog] * Fun with redaction tape. [The Slot] * I feel ya, Merrick. [The Onion] * A Gorsuch filibuster…
  • Mar 23

    Legal Research Company Casetext Closes On $12 Million In Funding

    Legal Research Company Casetext Closes On $12 Million In Funding
    This is one of the largest investments in a legal technology startup ever.
Rank this Week: 14

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Whining counties, and defense lawyers, and prosecutors ...

    Whining counties, and defense lawyers, and prosecutors ...
    While work and family obligations have intervened to disrupt regularly scheduled blogging, here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits' readers' attention.Kerry Max Cook: Lawyer brown nosing Smith County DA blew dealMichael Hall…
  • Mar 21

    Hosue tackling debtors prison issues in 85th Lege

    Hosue tackling debtors prison issues in 85th Lege
    Poor people with municipal court debt may find relief from the 85th Texas Legislature. Not only is Rep. James White promoting much-touted legislation that would end the practice of jailing people for unpaid fines (Chuy Hinojosa filed a…
  • Mar 16

    Jailing for debt, prison oversight, 'penal populism,' and other storie

    Jailing for debt, prison oversight, 'penal populism,' and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers' attention while mine is focused elsewhere:Stop jailing Texans for debtThe Texas Tribune's Jonathan Silver has a story on the ramifications of HB 1125 by Rep. James White, discussed…
Rank this Week: 79

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Mar 23

    Big jerky recall over undeclared allergens and misbranding

    Big jerky recall over undeclared allergens and misbranding
    Oregon’s  Whiskey Hill Smokehouse LLC,   located in Hubbard has recalled  approximately 22,466 pounds of beef, venison and ostrich jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to  the U.S.…
  • Mar 22

    Raw milk still looking for wins as legislative season nears end

    Raw milk still looking for wins as legislative season nears end
    Legislatures in almost a dozen states this year are considering whether to permit sales in one form or another of raw milk, which public health officials say is dangerous because it has not been pasteurized to remove harmful pathogens.…
  • Mar 22

    Three things to expect during unannounced FDA inspection

    Three things to expect during unannounced FDA inspection
    It’s not a question of if, but when, officials with the Food and Drug Administration will show up at any given food company for an unannounced inspection, with any violations outlined in a Form 483 that is handed off to company…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Mar 23

    [Stewart Baker] Surveillance Sauce for the Goose

    [Stewart Baker] Surveillance Sauce for the Goose
    Having trouble understanding what President Trump and Rep. Nunes are banging on about?  Try putting the shoe on the other foot… It’s 2020. Kamala Harris finishes a close second in New Hampshire, beating expectations that…
  • Mar 23

    [Orin Kerr] New draft article, ‘Encryption Workarounds’

    [Orin Kerr] New draft article, ‘Encryption Workarounds’
    I recently posted to SSRN a new draft article, “Encryption Workarounds,” that I co-authored with cryptographer Bruce Schneier. Here’s the abstract: The widespread use of encryption has triggered a new step in many criminal…
  • Mar 23

    [Will Baude] A better constitutional basis for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

    [Will Baude] A better constitutional basis for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017
    It has sometimes gotten lost amid some of the other doings in Congress this week, but the House is considering a bill, HR 38, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017,” that would create a federal right of reciprocity for…
Rank this Week: 9

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 150

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys…

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Does Your Immigration Status Matter if You Have Been Injured in a Car Wreck?

    Does Your Immigration Status Matter if You Have Been Injured in a Car Wreck?
    Does the immigration status of someone injured in a car accident prohibit the person from filing a lawsuit to recover for damages? No. The United States Constitution guarantees all “persons” due process, regardless of immigration…
  • Mar 21

    Washington Drivers Banned from Hand-Held Device

    Washington Drivers Banned from Hand-Held Device
    A Washington state measure to ban holding a phone while driving passed in the House a day after a similar measure passed in the Senate. House Bill 1371 received a 52-45 vote in the Democratic-controlled House Tuesday. Democratic Rep. Jessyn…
  • Mar 14

    Daylight Savings Time Causing Drivers to “Spring Forward” into Wreck

    Daylight Savings Time Causing Drivers to “Spring Forward” into Wreck
    Have you ever thought about the possibility that daylight saving time might actually be dangerous? When the clocks spring forward and fall back each year, although only by an hour, research suggests it may take days to adjust to the time…
Rank this Week: 686

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 40

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 23

    Those who can't federally prosecute anymore (thanks to Prez Trump), teach...

    Those who can't federally prosecute anymore (thanks to Prez Trump), teach...
    Especially because I come from a family of teachers, I have always found bemusing the old idiom "Those Who Can’t Do, Teach." In this context, my latest bemusement (and the title of this post) is prompted by this new New...
  • Mar 23

    Notable discussion of federal criminal justice issues at new Take Care blog

    Notable discussion of federal criminal justice issues at new Take Care blog
    A new legal blog with a number of notable contributors, Take Care, has recently been created seeking to provide "insightful, accessible, and timely legal analysis of the Trump Administration." The blog has topical pages on Criminal…
  • Mar 23

    "How long should Louisiana keep old, ill criminals in prison?"

    "How long should Louisiana keep old, ill criminals in prison?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this lengthy NOLA.com article. Here are excerpts: Emanuel Lee [is] doing life for strangling his girlfriend in New Orleans.... Lee arrived at Angola 26 years ago [and] unless something drastic…
Rank this Week: 17

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    How to Find Solutions to the Most Challenging Problems in Your Law Practice

    How to Find Solutions to the Most Challenging Problems in Your Law Practice
    Imagine what it would be like to have skilled and focused law firm partners helping you find solutions to the most challenging questions and issues in your practice. You would get many lives of experience, resources, education and insight…
  • Mar 22

    New! Get Instant Access to My Free 60-Minute Legal Marketing Webinar

    New! Get Instant Access to My Free 60-Minute Legal Marketing Webinar
    If you’re an attorney reading this blog, it’s a safe bet that you are looking for ways to either start a legal marketing program or improve on what you’re already doing. At least that’s what I hope, since…
  • Mar 20

    How to Find the Right Social Media Network to Reach Your Potential Client

    How to Find the Right Social Media Network to Reach Your Potential Client
    There is no one who should know your potential clients better than you do.  Not only is this critical for your business, it is also vital for your law firm marketing.  You simply must be able to reach the right people in the right…
Rank this Week: 970

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    TM scholars' roundtable part 2

    TM scholars' roundtable part 2
    Session 2: Proxies for Distinctiveness; Proving Distinctiveness (and Secondary meaning); Strength of a MarkDo current doctrinal tests properly assess actual consumer reaction to purported marks? What is and should be the role of consumer…
  • Mar 23

    TM scholars' roundtable

    TM scholars' roundtable
    Ninth Trademark Scholars Roundtable: Distinctiveness, Secondary Meaning, Reputation And FameChicago-Kent College of LawSession 1:       Distinctiveness (including Secondary Meaning) as a Legal…
  • Mar 23

    IP writing competition for Virginia law students/law students from Virginia

    IP writing competition for Virginia law students/law students from Virginia
    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYLAW STUDENT WRITINGCOMPETITION (2017)Sponsored by the Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law SectionThe Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section is seeking papers written by law students who are…
Rank this Week: 102

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Mar 23

    Should student loan payments be a factor in setting child support?

    Should student loan payments be a factor in setting child support?
    It has always struck me as fundamentally unfair that student loan payments–especially interest on those payments–are not deductible from income for income tax purposes. Borrow $200,000 for business equipment and there’s no…
  • Mar 20

    Changes in the non-custodial parent’s income have a much bigger impact on child support than changes in the custodial parent’s income

    Changes in the non-custodial parent’s income have a much bigger impact on child support than changes in the custodial parent’s income
    Child support can be modified based upon a substantial change of circumstances. Common circumstances that justify a child support modification are when work-related child care expenses drop (typically when the child starts kindergarten or is…
  • Mar 19

    If you want peace, prepare for war

    If you want peace, prepare for war
    Clients often ask me why, if the goal is to settle the case, I ask them to gather substantial information or issue discovery from the very beginning. The Romans would have understood. They had an adage, “Si vis pacem, para…
Rank this Week: 349

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Mar 23

    Two More Rivers Declared Person

    Two More Rivers Declared Person
    I told you that first one would not be the last.        Related StoriesRiver Declared a PersonIdaho May Legalize Dachshund RacingBill Urges Texans to Use Correct Flag Emoji 
  • Mar 22

    River Declared a Person

    River Declared a Person
    It is the first but not the last to get legal-person status.        Related StoriesIdaho May Legalize Dachshund RacingBill Urges Texans to Use Correct Flag EmojiBritish MP Demands Correct Pronoun for…
  • Mar 20

    Guy Who Got a C on Constitutional-Amendment Paper GETS CONSTITUTION AMENDED

    Guy Who Got a C on Constitutional-Amendment Paper GETS CONSTITUTION AMENDED
    They are considering changing that to an A, which seems appropriate.        Related StoriesMore on the Quest of King AllanLawyer Who Wrote Torture Memos Has “Grave Concerns” About TrumpBill…
Rank this Week: 638

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian discusses all things law libraries, legal research and writing, and law schools.

http://gingerlibrarian.blogspot.com
  • Mar 23

    Arthur Miller Articulates the Importance of Legal Research

    Arthur Miller Articulates the Importance of Legal Research
    When we are in the midst of being bombarded with the various microagressions that are commonplace as a law librarian in the law school hierarchy, we might lose sight of why we do this.It's because we know, innately, that legal research is the…
  • Mar 21

    Database of Law Related Movie

    Database of Law Related Movie
    We all love a good law movie, right? Well, we're all in luck because lawyer and law librarian Ted Tjaden created a database of Law-Related Movies.The 172 law-related movies on this site have been arbitrarily limited to those that contain one…
  • Mar 14

    Combating Link Rot in SCOTUS Decision

    Combating Link Rot in SCOTUS Decision
    We know that link rot is a large problem in modern Supreme Court decisions.According to a ... study, 49 percent of the hyperlinks in Supreme Court decisions no longer work. The problem is that those citations allow lawyers and scholars to…
Rank this Week: 904

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
Rank this Week: 316

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Mar 23

    Democrats Retake Mantle of Stupid Party

    Democrats Retake Mantle of Stupid Party
    No sooner had Republicans re-asserted their long command of the moniker "Stupid Party"  --  this time by failing to round up the votes to pass an Obamacare replacement before they loudly unveiled it  --  than the…
  • Mar 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Rape/Murderer Sentenced to Death:  A Las Vegas jury has sentenced a repeat sex offender to death for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl.  David Ferrara of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that after finding 24-year-old…
  • Mar 23

    Federal Criminal Statistic

    Federal Criminal Statistic
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a report on Federal Justice Statistics 2013-2014.  Note the time lag.  That's part of the problem with justice statistics.Another problem is that statistics are sometimes defined in ways…
Rank this Week: 103

Investment Fraud Information

Investment Fraud Information

By Andrew Stoltmann.

http://www.investmentfraudtimes.com/securities-fraud-attorneys/
  • Mar 23

    Losses With Hines REIT? Here’s How We Can Help

    Losses With Hines REIT? Here’s How We Can Help
      Have you suffered losses with Hines REIT? If so, the attorneys at Stoltmann Law Offices may be able to help you recover those losses. We may be able to file a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution…
  • Mar 23

    Richard Bernstein; UBS; Beverly Hills, California

    Richard Bernstein; UBS; Beverly Hills, California
    Richard Bernstein was formerly registered with UBS in Beverly Hills, California. He has been accused of executing unauthorized and unsuitable trades and failing to follow instructions. He also allegedly misrepresented material facts, breached…
  • Mar 23

    Abraham Heimann; Oppenheimer and Cetera; Loss Recovery

    Abraham Heimann; Oppenheimer and Cetera; Loss Recovery
    Abraham Heimann, a former registered broker with Oppenheimer & Co. and Cetera Advisors. Heimann has been accused of trading a 93 year-old veteran’s account without authorization even when the client was hospitalized for a period of…
Rank this Week: 775

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Mar 23

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail
    News stories this week indicated that Payless Shoes would likely file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within the week. Stalwart Sears, founded in 1893 and once the country’s largest retailer, stated in its March 2017 SEC filing that,…
  • Mar 7

    Mistakes to Avoid: How to Recognize When and Where You are Exposed Financially

    Mistakes to Avoid: How to Recognize When and Where You are Exposed Financially
    Last month, I wrote a blog post entitled Are You Exposed on this blog where I suggest that most bankruptcies occur when a debtor allows himself to be excessively exposed to external forces. By recognizing and controlling these points of…
  • Feb 28

    Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy–A Cautionary Tale (In re: Worley, 4th Circuit)

    Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy–A Cautionary Tale (In re: Worley, 4th Circuit)
    Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that undervaluing your assets in a bankruptcy case can be grounds to deny a debtor a discharge of his debts.  The case is In re:  Worley (link here).  To recap, when a debtor…
Rank this Week: 438