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WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

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

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

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform
    With Republicans gaining control of Congress after the midterm elections, Speaker of the House John Boehner insists that President Barack Obama could get “burned” if he uses executive action to move forward on immigration reform…
  • Apr 21

    Media Advisory: John Paul Stevens on campus April 25

    Media Advisory: John Paul Stevens on campus April 25
    At 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis and the Assembly Series welcomes to campus John Paul Stevens, who served as an associate justice on the Supreme Court for 35 years until his retirement in…
  • Apr 18

    Are we there yet?

    Are we there yet?
    The six Washington University students who went to the Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate negotiations in Paris are well prepared, resilient, tough-minded and in this fight for the duration. The post Are we there yet? appeared…
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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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Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

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

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M
    The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will pay about $330 million of what it owes on general obligation bonds, while defaulting on bonds of approximately $37 million that are mostly owed to the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority…
  • Dec 26

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Apr 21

    Texas-Based Linn Energy Extends Deadline for Exchanging LINE Units for LNCO Share

    Texas-Based Linn Energy Extends Deadline for Exchanging LINE Units for LNCO Share
    Linn Energy (LINE) says that its unit holders have until April 25 to exchange their units for LinnCo shares. According to SeekingAlpha.com, the Texas-based company is making the deal to avoid CODI (cancellation of debt income). As it stands,…
Rank this Week: 380

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 28

    Intersectionality and the Case of Mizrahi Jew

    Intersectionality and the Case of Mizrahi Jew
    I am delighted to be joining such a distinguished crew of bloggers here at The Faculty Lounge. As an academic, I'm still in my baby shoes, but as a blogger I can claim some seniority -- I started The Debate...
  • Apr 28

    David Schraub Stepping Into Faculty Lounge

    David Schraub Stepping Into Faculty Lounge
    I'm delighted to report that David Schraub is stepping into the faculty lounge to sit with us for a spell. David is a graduate student in Political Theory at the University of California and the Darling Foundation Fellow in Public...
  • Apr 28

    Hiring Announcement: Creighton

    Hiring Announcement: Creighton
    From an email message which I received earlier today: Job Title: Visiting or Resident Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Academic Success Location: Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska Position Type: Non-Tenure Track, one or…
Rank this Week: 86

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 301

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 28

    Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

    Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
    We had steak and potatoes for dinner tonight while watching the NFL draft (lots of tweets about that). The Pine Ridge was a great match. I suspect that this wine is at the tail end of its prime... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Apr 28

    Sorting out my NFL loyaltie

    Sorting out my NFL loyaltie
    Watching the draft tonight will be an interesting test of my increasingly strained NFL loyalties: Life long Washington Redskins fan who nearly gave up hope due to evil Danny Snyder but whose faith... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 27

    The corporate backlash against North Carolina: Will liberals start to love Citizens United?

    The corporate backlash against North Carolina: Will liberals start to love Citizens United?
    From the National Post: When North Carolina’s legislature passed a law requiring transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the sex specified on their birth certificate, rather than... [[ This is a content summary only.…
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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/
  • Apr 28

    Weisbord on Publicity Rights and Copyright

    Weisbord on Publicity Rights and Copyright
    Reid K. Weisbord (Rutgers Law School - Newark) has posted A Copyright Right of Publicity (Fordham Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 6, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article identifies a striking asymmetry in the law’s disparate…
  • Apr 28

    Chiao on Kleinfeld on a Reconstructivist Theory of Criminal Law

    Chiao on Kleinfeld on a Reconstructivist Theory of Criminal Law
    Vincent Chiao (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted A Response to Professor Kleinfeld's 'Reconstructivism: The Place of Criminal Law in Ethical Life' (Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 129, p. 258, April 2016) on SSRN. Here is…
  • Apr 28

    Ho on Confucian Jurisprudence

    Ho on Confucian Jurisprudence
    Norman P. Ho (Peking University School of Transnational Law) has posted Confucian Jurisprudence, Dworkin, and Hard Cases (Washington University Jurisprudence Review, Vol.10.1, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article argues…
Rank this Week: 8

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

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/
  • Apr 28

    “Money in politics: Finance, regulation and disclosure in CA’s ballot initiative process”

    “Money in politics: Finance, regulation and disclosure in CA’s ballot initiative process”
    Looking forward to participating in this KPCC Air Tak event May 12: As we look to the November ballot, this is expected to be a record year for citizen initiatives in California with more than a hundred already proposed and … Continue…
  • Apr 28

    “Why Mayor de Blasio Is Facing So Many Investigations”

    “Why Mayor de Blasio Is Facing So Many Investigations”
    NYT reports: What is Mr. de Blasio’s connection to the investigations? At the heart of each of the five inquiries is money — in most cases, fund-raising linked to the mayor, his election campaign or a nonprofit group connected…
  • Apr 28

    President Obama Nominates Kate Marshall as EAC Commissioner

    President Obama Nominates Kate Marshall as EAC Commissioner
    Via the Adelson news (with a headline suggesting Marshall is a former Nevada Treasure). This fills the one vacancy on the troubled commission and replaces the earlier nomination of Matthew Butler, which looked quite ill-advised. Let’s…
Rank this Week: 172

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Nelson v. Colorado 15-1256 Issue: Whether Colorado’s requirement that defendants must prove their innocence by clear and convincing evidence to get their money back, after reversal of…
  • Apr 28

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On April 29 at 6 p.m., the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding will host a discussion on the life of Justice Antonin Scalia. Speakers will include Hadley Arkes, John Baker, Paul Clement, Noel Francisco, Gene…
  • Apr 28

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Yesterday the Court heard oral arguments in the challenge by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell to his fraud convictions.  Molly Runkle rounded up early coverage for this blog, which included Lyle Denniston’s report for…
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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: 3

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 13

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Use Facebook to bring engagement to your blog

    Use Facebook to bring engagement to your blog
    Blogging, unlike writing an article, is all about going “out” where the people are to engage your audience. When we began blogging years ago we referenced what others wrote on their blogs. The technology, whether it was…
  • Apr 28

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Prince, Innovation, and Social Media

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Prince, Innovation, and Social Media
    Welcome back! We’ve got a lot of authors on the LexBlog Network covering the new trade secrets bill passing through Congress this week, including two on the list today from Global Workplace Insider and Trade Secrets Trends. Check it…
  • Apr 27

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Deflategate, Drones, and DOJ

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Deflategate, Drones, and DOJ
    Well it may not be football season, but that’s not stopping the NFL from being back in the news. For instance the Washington “Slurs” are trying to hop on a potential Supreme Court case involving disparaging trademarks. And…
Rank this Week: 59

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 478

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 46

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Former Miami-Dade Mayor Charged in Domestic Dispute

    Former Miami-Dade Mayor Charged in Domestic Dispute
    A former Miami-Dade County police director and mayor is facing a domestic violence-related charge following a fight with his longtime girlfriend. A Coral Gables police report claims the man turned himself in Wednesday, and he was charged with…
  • Apr 21

    South Florida Officer Fired After Prostitution Bust

    South Florida Officer Fired After Prostitution Bust
    A South Florida police officer has been fired after authorities allege he got caught up in an undercover prostitution sting. According to a Boynton Beach police spokeswoman, the man was fired last week. The eight-year veteran has been on paid…
  • Apr 13

    UF Religion Professor Gets Probation for Voyeurism Charge

    UF Religion Professor Gets Probation for Voyeurism Charge
    Gainesville, FL – A University of Florida religion professor who was arrested last year for video voyeurism after deputies claim he secretly recorded a teenage girl has been sentenced to five years’ probation. The 54-year-old was…
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Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 28

    Patent Quality Symposium Report – USPTO Patent Quality Initiative Moving Forward

    Patent Quality Symposium Report – USPTO Patent Quality Initiative Moving Forward
    Guest Post by Professors Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University Law School and Arti Rai, Duke Law School On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the USPTO hosted a day-long conference around the one-year anniversary of its Enhanced Patent Quality…
  • Apr 28

    DTSA as a Shoe Horn for Contract and Employment Law Claim

    DTSA as a Shoe Horn for Contract and Employment Law Claim
    I expect that an important result of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) will be the creation of supplemental federal jurisdiction over contract and employment disputes that are otherwise a matter of state law decided by state…
  • Apr 27

    Implementing and Interpreting the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Implementing and Interpreting the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    By Dennis Crouch With today’s 410-2 House vote, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) has now passed both the House and Senate and is headed to President Obama for his expected signature.[1]  The DTSA amends the Economic…
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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 28

    Update - Fatal Crash Near New Plymouth

    Update - Fatal Crash Near New Plymouth
    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.,…
  • Apr 28

    Update - Fatal Crash On US26 West of Moreland

    Update - Fatal Crash On US26 West of Moreland
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Apr 27

    Update - Crash North of Robert

    Update - Crash North of Robert
    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…
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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 28

    Despite Swiss Forum Selection Clause, U.S. Court Orders FIFA’s Insurers to Advance Insured’s Defense Expense

    Despite Swiss Forum Selection Clause, U.S. Court Orders FIFA’s Insurers to Advance Insured’s Defense Expense
    One of the key current concerns in the global D&O insurance marketplace involves questions of cross-border implementation of insurance policy responsibilities and requirements. This concern is usually presented as a problem for…
  • Apr 27

    Guest Post: IPO Companies, Section 11 Suits, and California State Court

    Guest Post: IPO Companies, Section 11 Suits, and California State Court
    One of the interesting (and challenging) quirks of the federal securities laws is that Section 22 of the ’33 Act provides concurrent state court jurisdiction for liability actions under the Act. Many courts have taken the view that…
  • Apr 25

    Yes, But WHY Are There So Many Fewer Publicly Traded Companies?

    Yes, But WHY Are There So Many Fewer Publicly Traded Companies?
    As I have noted previously on this site, there are many fewer publicly traded companies in the United States now than there were within past decades. I have noted this phenomenon primarily within the context of observing that while the annual…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 28

    Program That Offsets Tax Refunds Against Tax Debts Tightened By IRS

    Program That Offsets Tax Refunds Against Tax Debts Tightened By IRS
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is making changes to its procedures and computer systems in order to better identify a taxpayers outstanding tax debts and then subtract those debts from the taxpayers refund. This new procedure will have a…
  • Apr 28

    A Guide For Assisting Clients With Estate Planning

    A Guide For Assisting Clients With Estate Planning
    It is common for people to put off making important estate planning decisions. “A 2015 survey by CNBC showed that 38 percent of individuals with investable assets of $1 million or more have not consulted with a financial professional to...
  • Apr 28

    The Importance Of Beneficiary Relationships In Estate Planning

    The Importance Of Beneficiary Relationships In Estate Planning
    One difficult situation that a financial adviser might face is watching a client pass away and then seeing the beneficiaries of the estate undo years of financial planning. This article discusses why it is important for advisers to establish…
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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/
  • Apr 28

    HOW ABOUT A DRUNKEN KISS?

    HOW ABOUT A DRUNKEN KISS?
    @ Almond Tribeca
  • Apr 28

    BURLOCK BURGER

    BURLOCK BURGER
    BC Burger -- with no ham and no cheese, tomato, arugula -- and a side of fries. $19 @ Burlock Coast
  • Apr 28

    NO MOVIE'S PLAYING ....

    NO MOVIE'S PLAYING ....
    @ 180 Meridian Cinema (in Taveuni, Fiji)
Rank this Week: 10

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 25

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 65

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Apr 28

    ITIN et Impôt Américain pour les Contribuables Etranger

    ITIN et Impôt Américain pour les Contribuables Etranger
    Un Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) (Numéro d’Identification Fiscale Individuelle) permet à un contribuable étranger de faire une déclaration de revenu auprès de l’IRS. Il y a eu plus…
  • Apr 26

    Convention Fiscale Canada – Etats-Uni

    Convention Fiscale Canada – Etats-Uni
    Ce traité est une convention fiscale sur l’Impôt sur le Revenu entre les États-Unis et le Canada et qui exonère certains Canadiens qui travaillent aux Etats-Unis En raison de leur proximité…
  • Apr 24

    Le Visa E-2 Vous Donne des Droit

    Le Visa E-2 Vous Donne des Droit
    En tant que citoyen non-américain, vous pouvez vous demander comment vous pouvez obtenir l’accès à davantage de droits aux États-Unis. Pour commencer, si vous ne l’avez pas déjà…
Rank this Week: 408

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 93

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 28

    Industry trade groups’ renewed challenge to HUD disparate impact rule could yield helpful precedent for ECOA case

    Industry trade groups’ renewed challenge to HUD disparate impact rule could yield helpful precedent for ECOA case
    Barbara S. Mishkin The D.C. district court recently granted two industry trade associations whose members sell homeowners insurance leave to file an amended complaint in their lawsuit challenging the Fair Housing Act (FHA) disparate impact…
  • Apr 28

    CFPB seeking comment on new repayment plan disclosures for federal student loan borrower

    CFPB seeking comment on new repayment plan disclosures for federal student loan borrower
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comment on a set of prototype disclosures to assist federal student loan borrowers in selecting between alternative repayment plans.  Comments are due…
  • Apr 28

    CFPB To Reopen TRID Rulemaking

    CFPB To Reopen TRID Rulemaking
    Matthew Smith In a letter dated April 28, 2016, addressed to Industry Trades and their Members and signed by Director Cordray, the CFPB announced its intention to reopen the rulemaking for the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule. The…
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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 21

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 96

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Apr 28

    Attention on detention: Arrests after the Freddie Gray unrest put bail reform in the spotlight

    Attention on detention: Arrests after the Freddie Gray unrest put bail reform in the spotlight
    The mass arrest of protesters following the unrest that broke out in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s funeral last year brought national media attention to the issue of bail reform and raised questions about the use of pretrial detention…
  • Apr 28

    Despite protests, current City Council set to consider Port Covington public financing

    Despite protests, current City Council set to consider Port Covington public financing
    Despite calls for the current Baltimore City Council to hold off considering legislation for $535 million in public financing for the proposed $5.5 billion redevelopment of Port Covington, the legislative body is poised to take up the issue…
  • Apr 28

    Long-term care insurance holders seek help from Md. regulator

    Long-term care insurance holders seek help from Md. regulator
    A group of Marylanders, many of them retired and on fixed incomes, asked state insurance regulators Thursday for help after several years of unexpected annual premium increases on their policies covering long-term care such as nursing and…
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China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    DIY China Employment Law. Really?

    DIY China Employment Law. Really?
    Our China lawyers often get appreciative emails from non-lawyers saying our blog has helped them do x, y or z on their own. We love the good vibes, but emails like these are sometimes a bit troubling. At the risk of being blunt, this blog…
  • Apr 27

    China Employment Contracts: Ten Things To Consider

    China Employment Contracts: Ten Things To Consider
    Following in the footsteps of our recent post Forming a China WFOE: Ten Things To Consider, I present to you: China Employment Contracts: Ten Things to Consider. Here goes, the top ten things you should consider when employing anyone in…
  • Apr 26

    Don’t Sign Informal Documents on the Run in China

    Don’t Sign Informal Documents on the Run in China
    I meet a lot of foreigners skipping through China on business. Many of them are delegates on trade missions or attendees at festivals or summits. They frequently allow their Chinese friends to pressure them to sign little documents while…
Rank this Week: 70

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Apr 28

    $133,500,000 CFC Verdict For A Categorical Lucas Taking

    $133,500,000 CFC Verdict For A Categorical Lucas Taking
    We're tied up today, so can't write much, but wanted to post this recent decision from the Court of Federal Claims. Here's the court's own summary: Plaintiffs Love Terminal Partners, L.P. (“Love Terminal Partners”) and Virginia…
  • Apr 26

    Cal App: Beverly Hills Blocking Views Of The Hollywood Sign Isn't Inverse Condemnation

    Cal App: Beverly Hills Blocking Views Of The Hollywood Sign Isn't Inverse Condemnation
    When you think "LA" or Southern California, what comes to mind? Things like "the hills of Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Hills, and the Los Angeles basin, including the Hollywood sign, the Griffith Observatory, downtown Los Angeles, and ...…
  • Apr 25

    Quagmire Unabated: SCOTUS Will Not Revisit Williamson County (Yet)

    Quagmire Unabated: SCOTUS Will Not Revisit Williamson County (Yet)
    The Supreme Court has declined to review the Second Circuit's summary order upholding the dismissal of a federal court regulatory takings claim on Williamson County ripeness grounds. In this order, the Court denied cert, over the dissent of…
Rank this Week: 252

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Apr 28

    Criminal Penalties Proposed for “Defeat Devices”

    Criminal Penalties Proposed for “Defeat Devices”
    A proposed amendment to the Clean Air Act would put bad actors like Volkswagen AG in criminal court. Criminal penalties proposed for “defeat devices”–mechanisms or software designed for evading emissions standards—may…
  • Apr 28

    Balder’s Story – Trucking Industry Needs Tighter Control

    Balder’s Story – Trucking Industry Needs Tighter Control
    Last week, my colleague Eric Needs wrote an informative and chilling piece on how the Senate may make truck safety standards worse. Beginning today and running through next week, I’ll be writing a series of posts on why the trucking…
  • Apr 28

    San Antonio Hailstorm Breaks the Record with $1.36B Damage

    San Antonio Hailstorm Breaks the Record with $1.36B Damage
    The night of April 12 is not one that most in San Antonio and the northwestern part of Bexar County will soon forget. Nor is it likely that their property insurers will forget it either as that San Antonio hailstorm breaks record with $1.36B…
Rank this Week: 485

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Apr 28

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict
    Have been out of the office a lot lately doing lawyer-like things and needed to catch up on recent patent verdicts. I posted previously on the first four of the year, with the second ending the string of six defense...
  • Apr 27

    eDekka eFfects - 285 grant of attorneys fees in New Jersey; another 101 dismissal in EDTX

    eDekka eFfects - 285 grant of attorneys fees in New Jersey; another 101 dismissal in EDTX
    The ripples from the grant of the 101 motion to dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter and subsequent $390,829 fee award in the eDekka litigation continue. On March 30, 2016, the District of New Jersey in Garfum.com v. Reflections...
  • Apr 21

    Motions to Strike Defenses in Federal Court

    Motions to Strike Defenses in Federal Court
    Motions to strike defenses are not the most common initial pretrial motion, but they can be a useful tool to eliminate unsupported defenses, as well as test whether a particular defense is a defense at all. Illustrating this was the...
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Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Apr 28

    Law Revue Video Contest 2016: The Winner!

    Law Revue Video Contest 2016: The Winner!
    Congratulations to our most deserving winner!
  • Apr 28

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.28.16

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.28.16
    * If Bush v. Gore didn't teach you that election laws are a mess, then this season of Veep will hammer the lesson home. [Strook] * D.C. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh knows the value of saying no -- especially to a sitting president.…
  • Apr 28

    Lawyer Fee Of $1.53/Hour? We Have Finally Hit Rock Bottom, Folks!

    Lawyer Fee Of $1.53/Hour? We Have Finally Hit Rock Bottom, Folks!
    When a Florida law capped an attorney at $1.53 an hour, the Florida Supreme Court finally stepped in and called shenanigans.
Rank this Week: 14

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 28

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites papers for its program on “Securities Regulation and Technological Change” at the 2017 AALS annual meeting. TOPIC DESCRIPTION: This panel discussion will explore the intersection of…
  • Apr 28

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference
    The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND. CSLSA is an organization of law…
  • Apr 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ivet A. Bell, Note, The Constitutionality of the SEC Pay to Play Rule: Why 206(4)-5 Survives the Deregulatory Trend in Campaign Finance, 49…
Rank this Week: 609

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 16

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 12

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
Rank this Week: 11

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Apr 28

    Clinical Director sought for new UCLA Food Law and Policy Clinic

    Clinical Director sought for new UCLA Food Law and Policy Clinic
    From Michael T. Roberts: I am happy to report that thanks to funding we have recently received, the UCLA Resnick Program is launching a Food Law and Policy Clinic during the 2016-17 academic year. The clinic's programmatic mission will be...
  • Apr 28

    140,448 people "like" my new book on Facebook: Really?!

    140,448 people "like" my new book on Facebook: Really?!
    As I blogged about last week, Robin Craig and I have a new book of essays from 12 authors responding to the IPCC and considering the role of law in climate policy generally. It's a great book of essays (selling...
  • Apr 27

    Pruitt & Sobszynski on What Environmental Litigation Conceals and Reveals about Rurality

    Pruitt & Sobszynski on What Environmental Litigation Conceals and Reveals about Rurality
    Interesting new article by Lisa R. Pruitt (UC Davis) and Linda Sobszynski (Independent) that relates to rural land use issues. The paper is, "Protecting People, Protecting Places: What Environmental Litigation Conceals and Reveals About…
Rank this Week: 611

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    The journal Science does "The growing problem of patent trolling" in April 29, 2016 issue

    The journal Science does "The growing problem of patent trolling" in April 29, 2016 issue
    Back in the year 2014, IPBiz discussed some work by Lauren Cohen on "patent trolls" [see Lauren Cohen et al. go after "patent trolls" ].Flash forward to 2016, and Cohen is talking about patent trolling in the journal Science. The summary…
  • Apr 28

    Further thoughts on the Taney statue matter in Baltimore

    Further thoughts on the Taney statue matter in Baltimore
    There is a recommendation to "de-access" the statue of (former) Supreme Court Chief Justice Taney, who, among other things, authored the "Dred Scott" decision. One notes that seven justices concurred in that decision, with only two firmly…
  • Apr 27

    Merck v. Gnosis: No en banc review of "substantial evidence" standard in IPR

    Merck v. Gnosis: No en banc review of "substantial evidence" standard in IPR
    Judge Newman's dissent in the denial of en banc review of Merck v. Gnosis is worth a look.link: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/14-1779.Order.4-22-2016.1.PDF
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Apr 28

    Joy & McMunigal on Researching Jurors' Presence on the Internet

    Joy & McMunigal on Researching Jurors' Presence on the Internet
    Peter A. Joy and Kevin C. McMunigal (Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law) have posted ABA Approves Researching Jurors' Public Presence on the Internet (Criminal Justice, Vol.…
  • Apr 28

    Arlen on The Rule of Law and Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    Arlen on The Rule of Law and Deferred Prosecution Agreement
    Jennifer Arlen (New York University School of Law) has posted Prosecuting Beyond the Rule of Law: Corporate Mandates Imposed Through Deferred Prosecution Agreements (The Journal of Legal Analysis, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Apr 28

    Cooper on Drug Court

    Cooper on Drug Court
    Caroline Cooper (American University - School of Public Affairs - Justice, Law & Society) has posted Drug Courts - Just the Beginning: How to Get Other Areas of Public Policy in Sync? Addressing Continuing Collateral Consequences for Drug…
Rank this Week: 44

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 28

    Preventable Death

    Preventable Death
    Timothy Jones, 34, is currently on trial in South Carolina for murdering his five children in 2014.  The year prior, in 2013, he was awarded primary custody following divorce proceedings with his now ex-wife, Amber Jones, 31, who has…
  • Apr 28

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Nearly 20,000 Criminal Aliens Freed in 2015:  Nearly 20,000 illegal immigrants convicted of crimes were released from custody and into American communities last year, including hundreds charged with sexual assault, kidnapping and…
  • Apr 27

    Presidential Humor

    Presidential Humor
    Dan Zak at the WaPo has collected, in his view, "The single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington."  Well, except Grover Cleveland.  He alone gets to be the butt of a joke.  A couple of samples:Ronald...
Rank this Week: 278

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Michigan City Restores Cross On Sand Dune-- Sort Of...

    Michigan City Restores Cross On Sand Dune-- Sort Of...
    As previously reported, in a controversial move last year that was unsuccessfully challenged by citizens, the city of Grand Haven, Michigan agreed to remove a 48 foot cross that had been displayed periodically on a city-owned sand dune for 50…
  • Apr 28

    EEOC Sues Hospital Over Arbitrary Deadline For Religious Accommodation Request

    EEOC Sues Hospital Over Arbitrary Deadline For Religious Accommodation Request
    The EEOC announced today that it has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Mission Hospital based in Asheville, North Carolina.  At issue are requests by 3 employees for religious exemptions from the hospital's requirement…
  • Apr 28

    Alabama City Outlaws Restroom Use Conforming To Gender Identity That Differs From Birth Certificate

    Alabama City Outlaws Restroom Use Conforming To Gender Identity That Differs From Birth Certificate
    In the latest chapter in the "bathroom wars," on Tuesday the Oxford, Alabama City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 2016-18 (full text) barring anyone from using rest rooms or changing facilities that do not correspond to the gender…
Rank this Week: 24