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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…
  • Dec 16

    Judge Says Billerica Man Can Proceed with Boston Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Harvard University

    Judge Says Billerica Man Can Proceed with Boston Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Harvard University
    A judge says that Stephen Embry can go ahead with his lawsuit against Harvard University. The 57-year-old Billerica man’s Boston child sex abuse case was dismissed over a year ago, before a new Massachusetts bill extending the statute…
  • Dec 10

    Ex- Fessenden School Students to File Newton, MA Child Sex Abuse Case

    Ex- Fessenden School Students to File Newton, MA Child Sex Abuse Case
    A number of ex-students of Fessenden School reportedly intend to file a Massachusetts child sex abuse case against several teacher and their supervisors. The Newton sex abuse incidents allegedly occurred at the all boys boarding school…
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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/
  • Dec 17

    Wells on "Reclaiming the Petition Clause" by Krotoszynski

    Wells on "Reclaiming the Petition Clause" by Krotoszynski
    Christina E. Wells (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Protest, Policing and the Petition Clause (Alabama Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay, a short book review of Ronald Krotoszynski Jr.'s book,…
  • Dec 17

    Gasser, Zittrain, Faris, & Heacock on the Berman Center Internet Monitor Project

    Gasser, Zittrain, Faris, & Heacock on the Berman Center Internet Monitor Project
    Urs Gasser (Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society; University of St. Gallen), Jonathan Zittrain (Harvard Law School and Kennedy School; Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Berkman Center for Internet…
  • Dec 17

    Rabkin on Attacks on Civilian Object

    Rabkin on Attacks on Civilian Object
    Jeremy Rabkin (George Mason University School of Law) has posted Anglo-American Dissent from the European Law of War: A History with Contemporary Echoes (San Diego International Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 1-72, 2014) on SSRN. Here is…
Rank this Week: 11

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    The independence of the Boards of Appeal: Merpel roars again

    The independence of the Boards of Appeal: Merpel roars again
    Still troubled by goings-onat the European Patent OfficeThere are many aspects of the recent events (See here and links concerning the suspension of a member of the Board of Appeal, and here and links concerning the strikes and…
  • Dec 17

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    A time for GOLDENBALLS ...The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will be to all intents and purposes closed from 22 December to 6 January, though this Kat has no doubt that several of the CJEU's judges, and particularly those…
  • Dec 17

    Be careful with your requests, especially if you want to appeal

    Be careful with your requests, especially if you want to appeal
    This moggy noticed a report on the Deltapatents blog of a salutary little decision of T 2157/10 from the Technical Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, dated 14 November 2014, and posted on 3 December 2014 [so some work is…
Rank this Week: 86

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

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Local facility to house homeless sex offender

    Local facility to house homeless sex offender
    12-17-2014 Ohio: MANSFIELD – The Richland County Community Corrections Board approved a change Wednesday to admit some homeless county sex offenders to a local facility. Nothing Into Something Real Estate is a faith-based nonprofit agency…
  • Dec 16

    Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back

    Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back
    12-15-2014 Indiana: Enforcement remains a concern for several Vigo County Park Board members, as the board on Monday continued its discussion of whether or not people listed on the state’s sex offender registry should be banned from…
  • Dec 15

    R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmate

    R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmate
    12-15-2014 Rhode Island: CRANSTON — To reach D-mod, a specialized unit at the High Security Center of the Adult Correctional Institutions, you must pass through a series of steel doors manned by guards inside fortified control booths. You…
Rank this Week: 20

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Dec 17

    Obama Issues Pardons and Commutation

    Obama Issues Pardons and Commutation
    President Obama issued 12 pardons and 8 sentence commutations today. Some of the commutations went to those serving life sentences under the old, unduly harsh crack cocaine guidelines. The full list is here. These are the first…
  • Dec 17

    Obama Restores Ties With Cuba

    Obama Restores Ties With Cuba
    After 50 years, the U.S. has restored ties with Cuba. After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a phone call on Tuesday on a breakthrough prisoner exchange, the opening of embassies in each…
  • Dec 17

    Spending Bill Denies Funding for Federal Medical Marijuana Raids in Approved State

    Spending Bill Denies Funding for Federal Medical Marijuana Raids in Approved State
    Thanks to the passing of a little known amendmment inserted via amendment into the omnibus spending bill by by sponsors Rep. Dana Rorsbacher and Samm Farr, the DEA will be unable to conduct medical marijuana raids in states that allow…
Rank this Week: 2

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 18

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Terrorism Insurance Set to End After Senator’s Objection

    Terrorism Insurance Set to End After Senator’s Objection
    Today's post is shared from bloomberg.com/A U.S. program that backstops insurance companies’ losses from acts of terrorism is set to end after the Senate adjourned without extending it.Efforts to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance…
  • Dec 17

    NY unlikely to face lawsuits over fracking ban, experts say

    NY unlikely to face lawsuits over fracking ban, experts say
    Today's post is shared from reuters.com/When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking in New York on Wednesday, he predicted "a ton of lawsuits" against the state. But that is unlikely as the end of a drilling boom has left the…
  • Dec 17

    Is There a Link Between Firefighting and Cancer? – Epidemiology in Action

    Is There a Link Between Firefighting and Cancer? – Epidemiology in Action
    Today's post is shared from cdc.gov/Epidemiology is the art and science of using data to answer questions about the health of groups. In occupational epidemiology, we use that data to understand how work affects health. This blog entry…
Rank this Week: 267

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
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/
  • Dec 17

    Legislators ask Hogan to reduce spending, cut deficit

    Legislators ask Hogan to reduce spending, cut deficit
    A bipartisan panel of state legislators Wednesday approved spending recommendations that include a request for incoming Republican Gov. Larry Hogan reduce ongoing spending by at least $350 million in his first budget.
  • Dec 17

    For sisters, Kilimanjaro a chance to help and heal

    For sisters, Kilimanjaro a chance to help and heal
    For sisters Natalia Luis and Cidalia Luis-Akbar, the trek up Mount Kilimanjaro would be more than a bucket-list stunt; they opted to seek sponsorships to raise money for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 17

    New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

    New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer
    Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.
Rank this Week: 231

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Bower v. Texas 14-292 Issue: (1) Whether the former Texas special issues for death penalty sentencing do provide – as the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held – or do not provide – as…
  • Dec 17

    Idaho to take same-sex marriage case to Court

    Idaho to take same-sex marriage case to Court
    Idaho’s governor today asked the Supreme Court to wait to act on new same-sex marriage cases until after officials from his state can file an appeal, early next month.  If the Court accepts the suggestion, that could slow down the…
  • Dec 17

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Dahlia Lithwick (Part two)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Dahlia Lithwick (Part two)
    The tension between how the media covers the Court and how the Court wants to be seen; understanding the Justices in public; and what might get lost in focusing, however deftly, on high-level legal analysis. “I think always the humor…
Rank this Week: 14

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: 429

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 343

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Court Denies Stay in Arizona's DACA Driver License Injunction

    Supreme Court Denies Stay in Arizona's DACA Driver License Injunction
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Supreme Court today denied an application for a stay from Arizona in Brewer v. Arizona Dream Act Coalition. The Order states that Justices Scalia, Thomas, and…
  • Dec 17

    No Federal Cause of Action Against State Officer under FLSA

    No Federal Cause of Action Against State Officer under FLSA
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Sixth Circuit ruled today in Michigan Corrections Organization v. Michigan Dep't of Corrections that the federal courts lacked subject matter jurisdiction over a claim by Michigan correctional…
  • Dec 17

    Robson on Teaching the Religion Clause

    Robson on Teaching the Religion Clause
    Check out ConLawProfBlog's own Prof. Ruthann Robson's (CUNY) piece about her innovative and engaging approach to teaching the Religion Clauses in the Fall 2014 Law Teacher. (Robson's piece begins on page 49.) In it, Robson gives a…
Rank this Week: 265

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Dec 17

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran
    Iranian state-controlled news media have been having an extended field day recently, gleefully reporting on the ever-unfolding news about human rights violations committed by agents of the U.S. government. These include of course the…
  • Dec 17

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’
    From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea Manning tells Amnesty International why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Dec 16

    An Obligation to Seek Justice for CIA Torture

    An Obligation to Seek Justice for CIA Torture
    The Senate torture report alleges several grave abuses – such as use of rectal feeding and rehydration in the absence of medical necessity – that were not authorized by even the dubious legal memos, and thus do not fit the…
Rank this Week: 42

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 17

    Judge Forces Woman Out of Home

    Judge Forces Woman Out of Home
    A 79-year-old woman will be forced out of her £1.2 million home after a judge ruled that she cannot share it with the grown-up son she despises. Elizabeth Ashley had changed the locks on her home in Wandsworth in order...
  • Dec 17

    New Case: Ferguson v. Critopoulo

    New Case: Ferguson v. Critopoulo
    In Ferguson v. Critopoulos, the Alabama Supreme Court held that a will beneficiary met the burden to show that the decedent provided for spouse outside the will. The decedent’s will, executed nine years before his second marriage, gave his…
  • Dec 17

    German Business Owners Threatened by Tax Ruling

    German Business Owners Threatened by Tax Ruling
    German business owners were warned they might be forced to slash investments and possibly sell holdings if they lose a privilege that has saved them billions in taxes. Germany’s constitutional court will decide whether families can continue…
Rank this Week: 51

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Dec 17

    BACON HUNGRY SANTAS!

    BACON HUNGRY SANTAS!
    "No cookies. BACON!!!!!" @ Herald Square
  • Dec 17

    COME (ASIAN) SESAME!

    COME (ASIAN) SESAME!
    Asian sesame Chicken Broccoli, bok choy, water chestnuts, bell peppers, shiitakes, sprouts $11 @ Farmers Table (Boca Raton)
  • Dec 17

    JESSICA'S HAVING A BALL!

    JESSICA'S HAVING A BALL!
    @ Mar-a-Lago
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Dec 17

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Changes with Cuba, Tribes and Cannabis, Evolution of Shopping

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Changes with Cuba, Tribes and Cannabis, Evolution of Shopping
    In the big news of the day, legal or otherwise, the President announced today plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. We have multiple legal takes in the Top 10 today. Total posts on the LexBlog Network: 184. Business with Cuba…
  • Dec 16

    Legal communications and marketing people not using social media

    Legal communications and marketing people not using social media
    I recently ran across a press release in my feeds from a legal marketing company sharing word of work they were doing in the legal technology arena. I was going to share word of what they were doing on Twitter. Before doing so I went to look…
  • Dec 16

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: M&A, Native Advertising, Unpaid Intern

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: M&A, Native Advertising, Unpaid Intern
    Yes, hashtags do frequently look silly—and are often intended as such. But sometimes they do serve a purpose, even for lawyers. Lindsay Griffith has a great post on that subject today. Total posts on the LexBlog Network: 208. CBS’…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Dec 17

    Muslims in the Antebellum South

    Muslims in the Antebellum South
    I've been enjoying reading Khaled A. Beydoun's new article on Muslims in the Pre-Civil War south and in particular their relationship to law. It is called "Antebellum Islam." Cribbing now from his abstract: America’s first Muslims…
  • Dec 17

    Judith Kelleher Schafer (1942-2014)

    Judith Kelleher Schafer (1942-2014)
    I am saddened and stunned to report that legal historian Judith Kelleher Schafer has passed away. Judith was one of the first people I met when I attended my very first American society for Legal History meeting back in 1995...
  • Dec 17

    Jeannie Suk On Teaching Rape Law

    Jeannie Suk On Teaching Rape Law
    She's got an interesting piece up, The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law, over at the New Yorker. I think almost every crim prof spends some time strategizing about whether, and how, to address the crime of rape. Many don't teach...
Rank this Week: 172

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Senator Patrick Kennedy and Public Respond to Anthem’s Behavior in CBS’ 60 minutes segment, ‘Denied’

    Senator Patrick Kennedy and Public Respond to Anthem’s Behavior in CBS’ 60 minutes segment, ‘Denied’
    On Sunday December 14, 2014, CBS’ 60 minutes reported on the tragic and avoidable death of 15 year old Katherine West. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mental-illness-health-care-insurance-60-minutes/. Katherine suffered from a severe…
  • Dec 13

    Kantor & Kantor Helps Cancer Patient Get Life Saving Treatment

    Kantor & Kantor Helps Cancer Patient Get Life Saving Treatment
    Kantor & Kantor recently helped a client who had been denied health insurance coverage for his life saving cancer treatment. Our client was a participating member of the U.S. Jesco International, Inc. Health and Welfare Plan (Plan).…
  • Dec 2

    A Grateful Thanksgiving for another Kantor & Kantor Client!

    A Grateful Thanksgiving for another Kantor & Kantor Client!
    We represented Mr. Polnicky, who was employed as a Reserve Mortgage Consultant at Wells Fargo. He suffered from back and neck pain and was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, chronic lumbago, hamstring contractures and generalized anxiety and…
Rank this Week: 998

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
  • Dec 17

    Goliath aka Google aka No Surprises in Hollywood versus Silicon Valley

    Goliath aka Google aka No Surprises in Hollywood versus Silicon Valley
    This just in: Hollywood hates/fears/plots against Google! The Sony security breach and following leaks have yielded many insights, sort of. If anyone thought Hollywood executives were discrete, that was naive and now debunked. If anyone…
  • Dec 17

    Let the Games Begin! Lightsabers, 3D Printing, and Jedi Skill

    Let the Games Begin! Lightsabers, 3D Printing, and Jedi Skill
    Toys are a big area for 3D printing, and now someone is printing prototype lightsabers from a fleeting image in a trailer for the new Star Wars movie. As Gerard and I argue in Patents, Meet Napster: 3D Printing and the Digitization of Things,…
  • Dec 17

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 48:1 (November 2014)

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 48:1 (November 2014)
    Articles Rights Speech Timothy Zick Vertical Power Michael S. Green Immigration Law and the Myth of Comprehensive Registration Nancy Morawetz & Natasha Fernández-Silber Toward a New Equilibrium in Personal Jurisdiction Charles W.…
Rank this Week: 151

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 102

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    British REF results 2014

    British REF results 2014
    A colleague in the UK sent me the key results for philosophy (reflecting the relationship between the quality of the submissions and the size of the faculty, which is what affects the financial contribution from the government to the…
  • Dec 17

    Colleges are not court

    Colleges are not court
    Another procedural horror story. And on the flipside of the wrongly sanctioned are the victims who also found the college adjudicative process let them down. The federal government needs to fund a separate adjudicative system with a…
  • Dec 17

    The philosophy jobs wiki

    The philosophy jobs wiki
    We haven't talked about the jobs wiki in awhile, but I'm wondering whether readers believe it is reliable?
Rank this Week: 75

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 17

    Celebrating Divorce Is a New Hot Busine

    Celebrating Divorce Is a New Hot Busine
    Divorce is increasingly being seen as less shameful and more liberating. With the rise in acceptance that accompanies this new life milestone comes the rise new celebrations for the end of a marriage with. One of the ways people are…
  • Dec 16

    Why is Divorce Better than an Unhappy Marriage?

    Why is Divorce Better than an Unhappy Marriage?
    There is no lack of publications that write about the trauma of divorce on children and the ways that divorcing parents can shield their children from the negative effects of divorce. It is claimed that children of divorce are more likely to…
  • Dec 15

    How to Protect Finances in a Later-In-Life Divorce

    How to Protect Finances in a Later-In-Life Divorce
    What are some things I should know? If you are seeking a later in life divorce, the financial implications for dissolving your marriage are more serious than those divorcing at an earlier age. The older you are, the less chance you have to…
Rank this Week: 299

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Dec 17

    Another Sprout Outbreak – We need a Warning Label, says Marler

    Another Sprout Outbreak – We need a Warning Label, says Marler
    William Marler, an attorney specializing in food safety, warns about the danger of sprouts and that they are not as “healthy” as they seem – Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania hardest hit. Another sprout-related…
  • Dec 17

    Marler Clark Files Massachusetts E. coli Case

    Marler Clark Files Massachusetts E. coli Case
    AP reports that our clients, Melissa and Andrew Kay, whose 8-year-old son Joshua died after eating ground beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 filed suit against Whole Foods Market and Doniphan, Missouri-based Rain Crow Ranch, according to…
  • Dec 17

    Wonton Salmonella Sprout Outbreak Update – 111 Sick – Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania Hardest Hit

    Wonton Salmonella Sprout Outbreak Update – 111 Sick – Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania Hardest Hit
    The CDC reports as of December 15, 2014, a total of 111 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 12 states. Connecticut (8), Maine (4), Maryland (5), Massachusetts (35), Montana (1), New…
Rank this Week: 317

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 17

    BLS – Work Experience of the Populations 2013

    BLS – Work Experience of the Populations 2013
    “A total of 157.0 million persons worked at some point during 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported [December 16, 2014]. The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over who worked at…
  • Dec 17

    Option-Based Credit Spread

    Option-Based Credit Spread
    Culp, Christopher L. and Nozawa, Yoshio and Veronesi, Pietro, Option-Based Credit Spreads (December 15, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2538876 “Theoretically, corporate debt is economically equivalent to…
  • Dec 17

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
    December 17, 2014: “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved further, with solid job gains and a lower…
Rank this Week: 63

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 17

    Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center

    Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center
    By Jason Rantanen As most of you know, I am an associate professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law, in Iowa City, Iowa.  One of my initiatives this past semester was a relaunch of the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law…
  • Dec 17

    Federal Circuit: Next Round of Myriad Patent Claims Are Also Invalid

    Federal Circuit: Next Round of Myriad Patent Claims Are Also Invalid
    by Dennis Crouch In an important decision, the Federal Circuit has affirmed the invalidity of a number of additional genetic testing claims.  Based upon this decision, the USPTO may need to again reevaluate its subject matter eligibility…
  • Dec 17

    IP as a Corporate Human Right

    IP as a Corporate Human Right
    by Dennis Crouch I am enjoying Professor Osei-Tutu’s (FIU) new article on intellectual property as a human right.  Corporate ‘Human Rights’ to Intellectual Property Protection, ___ Santa Clara L. Rev. ___ (2015)…
Rank this Week: 68

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Dec 17

    Access the latest Sociology Research, Routledge

    Access the latest Sociology Research, Routledge
    Explore the Virtual Special Issue: Anthropology Beyond Boundaries Anthropology has a long and deep relationship with the journal Economy and Society that stretches from its first issues. Within its pages ethnography has been brought to bear…
  • Dec 16

    Human rights awareness month case map

    Human rights awareness month case map
    To raise the awareness on human rights, Oxford University Press have recently produced a map of pins indicating 50 key human rights international cases from around the world, http://blog.oup.com/2014/12/human-rights-awareness-month-case-map/,…
  • Dec 15

    Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

    Latest news from Migration Policy Institute
    It’s that time of year again, when the Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, kicks off its annual countdown of the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014. This year,  Migration Policy…
Rank this Week: 616

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 16

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Dec 17

    Iowa Plans to Offer New Law Degree

    Iowa Plans to Offer New Law Degree
    The University of Iowa College of Law plans to offer a new law degree. (here) "The state Board of Regents approved the UI’s proposed Master of Studies in Law degree at last week’s telephonic meeting. Generally, the regents expressed…
  • Dec 17

    Happy Chanukah !!

    Happy Chanukah !!
    A happy holiday season to our readers who celebrate the festival. Here is Adam Sandler’s song. (ljs)
  • Dec 17

    A Court Order with a Cartoon

    A Court Order with a Cartoon
    In Employers Insurance of Wasau v. McGraw Edison, Judge Robert Jonker (W.D. Mich.) began his order stating that he felt like the character in this cartoon. On December 2, the judge held a meeting with counsel of record to discuss...
Rank this Week: 928

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Dec 17

    Collateral Consequences Addressed by Website, Legislation

    Collateral Consequences Addressed by Website, Legislation
    While finding out the fines and prison sentences for a criminal conviction may be easily done without the need for contacting an attorney, one area that many people aren’t aware of before going into a trial (or after being convicted)…
  • Dec 15

    Burglary Charges for Man Who Used Truck as Part of Crime

    Burglary Charges for Man Who Used Truck as Part of Crime
    A man was arrested early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, after being caught in the act of burglary. He had used his truck to force entry into the business where he was caught, but apparently it wasn’t his first act of burglary committed that…
  • Dec 10

    North Carolina Lawyer Suspended for Sexting Client

    North Carolina Lawyer Suspended for Sexting Client
    A North Carolina lawyer was recently suspended for five years after accusations of sending sexually explicit texts, a practice known as sexting, to clients. In addition, the Disciplinary Commission of the North Carolina State Bar found that…
Rank this Week: 735

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: 41

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Dec 17

    The '60

    The '60
    Paul rightly links the request by some students to delay exams in light of events in Ferguson, New York, Cleveland, etc., to the '60s, when students were similarly protesting about the war, civil rights, etc. Let me ask a different question…
  • Dec 17

    An Interesting Op-Ed on Delaying Exams, and its Consequence

    An Interesting Op-Ed on Delaying Exams, and its Consequence
    The National Law Journal has this op-ed from a law student, titled (although the author probably didn't write the title) "Delaying Exams Is Not a Request from 'Coddled Milennials.'" It concerns, as the author writes, students at…
  • Dec 17

    The Developing Law of Rotating Credit Group

    The Developing Law of Rotating Credit Group
    Here's a quick summary for how rotating credit groups work, drawn from Eric Posner's thoughts about them in The Regulation of Groups: The Influence of Legal and Non-Legal Sanctions on Collective Action, 63 U. Chi. L. Rev. 133, 169-70 (1996):…
Rank this Week: 36

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 17

    John McKee Killed on River Road by Head-On Car Accident in Harrison Charter

    John McKee Killed on River Road by Head-On Car Accident in Harrison Charter
    Harrison Charter Township, MI — Last Thursday, December 11, there was a serious car accident between a large Ford van and a smaller-sized Ford van. At the time, the 65-year old man in the smaller Ford van, later identified as 65-year…
  • Dec 17

    Man Critically Injured in Austin, TX Motorcycle Accident on Avery Ranch

    Man Critically Injured in Austin, TX Motorcycle Accident on Avery Ranch
    Austin, TX — There was a serious motorcycle accident this past Saturday (December 13) in Austin that resulted in a man being hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The man’s name wasn’t released, but police identified…
  • Dec 17

    Lloyd Worth Killed, Carl Worth Injured by Car Accident in Lithia, FL on Highway 39

    Lloyd Worth Killed, Carl Worth Injured by Car Accident in Lithia, FL on Highway 39
    Lithia, FL — A man from Ruskin who died and a young Ruskin teen who was injured were among those involved in a three-car accident outside Lithia this past Saturday, December 13, 2014. Police said that Lloyd Worth, 44, was killed while…
Rank this Week: 25

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.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 154

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Dec 17

    Avoiding a Lump Sum Inheritance

    Avoiding a Lump Sum Inheritance
    Dear Liza My father wants to leave some of his assets to my brother and sister, however neither of them is particularly adept at handling money and he doesn’t want to hand them a large, lump sum. Can a Will stipulate that they receive…
  • Nov 24

    What to Do When One Parent Lacks Capacity

    What to Do When One Parent Lacks Capacity
    Dear Liza, my parents do not have a living trust in place. I need to help them set one up. My father and mother are 91 and 83 respectively. My father has a form of dementia that prevents him from making decision about his property.…
  • Nov 19

    Can the Executor Give Away Estate Assets?

    Can the Executor Give Away Estate Assets?
    Dear Liza: My husband is the sole executor (and only child) of his mother’s Will.  There are no other beneficiaries listed in her Will.  The only asset she had was a home which is valued at about $300,000.  Does he need…
Rank this Week: 881

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Top Legal Stories: 2015 prediction

    Top Legal Stories: 2015 prediction
    The New Yorker has an article by reporter Jeffrey Toobin titled "The Top Five Legal Stories of 2015" (he's making predictions). Topics include Obamacare, same-sex marriage, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • Dec 17

    Crowdfunding for legal fee

    Crowdfunding for legal fee
    The ABA Journal has an article about a new crowdfunding site that helps individuals raise money to cover legal fees. Developed by a Chicago lawyer, the site is called Funded Justice. Since it's' very new, it hasn't had much success yet, but…
  • Dec 11

    Obama Administration’s Announced Immigration Initiative: A Primer

    Obama Administration’s Announced Immigration Initiative: A Primer
    On November 20, President Obama announced the commencement of a multi-pronged immigration initiative that could, among other things, enable a substantial portion of the unlawfully present alien population to obtain temporary relief from…
Rank this Week: 501

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Roundup of Nominations for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Award

    Roundup of Nominations for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Award
    This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of December 3, 2014 entitled Nominations Open for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Awards .The Vancouver Law Librarian Blog has posted a roundup of nominees for this year's Canadian Law Blog Awards, also…
  • Dec 16

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Communicating and Proving Your Expertise

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Communicating and Proving Your Expertise
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is organizing a webinar on January 27, 2015 on Defining, Communicating and Proving Your Expertise:"This session describes the processes and requirements for professional services providers…
  • Dec 15

    Interview With Manager of Law Library of Congress Blog

    Interview With Manager of Law Library of Congress Blog
    I have often blogged about In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.The DigitalGov site has an interview with Andrew Weber, Legislative Information Systems Manager for the Library. Weber manages the In…
Rank this Week: 262

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Dec 17

    Our Vanishing Right

    Our Vanishing Right
    In an opinion released early this week the Supreme Court of the United States has yet again ruled against protecting individuals rights and has given law enforcement even more power to harass and torment the masses. The case referred to…
  • Oct 21

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law
    If you are convicted of felony, either a state or federal felony charge, you lose certain rights going forward including the right to own firearms. The felony gun ownership laws in Utah are very harsh. The question then arises, what ……
  • Sep 18

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Immigration Consequence

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Immigration Consequence
    Recently the Utah Court of Appeals addressed whether an attorney was deemed to have given ineffective assistance of counsel to a non-U.S. citizen. In State v. Aguirre-Juarez, the defendant plead guilty to one count of attempted identity…
Rank this Week: 623

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Dec 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
  • Dec 14

    Food for Thought

    Food for Thought
    While I enjoy fine dining in Paris, check out The Evil Waiter Case in the U. Miami Law Review.
  • Dec 7

    Off to Heidelberg

    Off to Heidelberg
    Thursday I’ll be discussing From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance.  My hosts are the Netzpolitik AG of the University of Heidelberg, which translates, I think, as the Network Working Group…
Rank this Week: 23

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Who Loves You Lawyers?

    Who Loves You Lawyers?
    Florida just got it's very first gay divorce!On the same day Pam Bondi's emergency request filing to Justice Clarence Thomas was accepted, effectively putting same-sex marriage on hold, a Broward County judge has granted a same-sex couple a…
  • Dec 17

    3d DCA Watch -- Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here Edition!
    Can you guess my mood today?Let's just do this:Salazar v. Coello:Big reversal of a med-mal sj based on a complicated reading of the pre-suit notice requirements.Lots of confessions of errors.The 3d makes a (big) mistake.(Turns out it's…
  • Dec 16

    Hey Baby Will You Dust My Dreidle?

    Hey Baby Will You Dust My Dreidle?
Rank this Week: 283

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Refuses to Stay Ninth Circuit Ruling Finding that Arizona Could Not Deny DACA Recipients Driver's License

    Supreme Refuses to Stay Ninth Circuit Ruling Finding that Arizona Could Not Deny DACA Recipients Driver's License
    SCOTUSblog reports that, over the dissents of Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, the Supreme Court today rejected Arizona’s request to allow it to deny driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants who have been permitted by Obama…
  • Dec 17

    United States to Normalize Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

    United States to Normalize Diplomatic Relations With Cuba
    President Obama today announced a nw relationship between thr United States and Cuba, which have not had diplomatic relations in more than 50 years. The announcement has brought very different reactions in Havana and Miami. The White House…
  • Dec 17

    The Great Migration: Exhibit at Big Apple's MOMA

    The Great Migration: Exhibit at Big Apple's MOMA
    From 1915 onward, six million black Southerners quit that region for points north in an epic tide of souls fleeing oppression and seeking opportunity. This spring, the NYC Museum of Modern Art will honor the Great Migration’s centennial by…
Rank this Week: 67

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Dec 17

    NLRB Finally"Explains" Anti-Franchise Animus - Legal

    NLRB Finally"Explains" Anti-Franchise Animus - Legal
    The National Labor Relations Board's General Counsel, Richard Griffin, recently spoke to a group of law students at West Virginia University's College of Law. During the discussion, which was recorded and is available here, Mr. Griffin…
  • Dec 17

    Are You Making this Mistake in Your Franchisor Recruitment Process? - Operation

    Are You Making this Mistake in Your Franchisor Recruitment Process? - Operation
    Many franchisors have recruitment problems. What makes its worse is that franchisors are willing to believe any plausible story about how to select candidates. Here is one such fable: Look for common characteristics in your 10-20% top…
  • Dec 16

    5 Tips on Protecting Yourself from Predatory Merchant Service Providers - Operation

    5 Tips on Protecting Yourself from Predatory Merchant Service Providers - Operation
    It's no secret that small and medium sized business have been hit hardest by the predatory practices of merchant service providers. We have all heard horror stories about the "bait and switch" tactics from "great rates to free…
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