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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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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

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/
  • Feb 26

    The First Judge Many Of You Ever Knew Has Died

    The First Judge Many Of You Ever Knew Has Died
    Judge Wapner, star of The People's Court, has died at 97.
  • Feb 24

    Regulation Harms Business, Except When It Doesn’t

    Regulation Harms Business, Except When It Doesn’t
    In February 2017, President Trump approved action taken by congressional Republicans to repeal regulation affecting energy companies that conduct business in the United States.
  • Feb 24

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.17

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.17
    * Big scoop: here's what Merrick Garland is really up to. [Clickhole] * “I love the First Amendment. Nobody loves it better than me." ...and other lies the president told me. [Huffington Post] * Hey! Remember law school? Remember…
Rank this Week: 12

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 26

    LSUC Finally Fights Back Around Legal Advertising

    LSUC Finally Fights Back Around Legal Advertising
    Legal marketing has begun to run amok in many major cities in Canada. I raised attention to this nearly 2 years ago in National Magazine, and since then the mainstream media has picked up on it as well. In particular, the Toronto Star has run…
  • Feb 26

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy
    On one Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe.…
  • Feb 26

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research
    One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal. Vancouver Community College v.…
Rank this Week: 175

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Feb 26

    4 Years After Patient Death, VA Employee Finally Suspended

    4 Years After Patient Death, VA Employee Finally Suspended
    Fredrick Harris, an employee of the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Health Care System, has finally been suspended indefinitely after being charged in a patient death four years ago. What has Harris been doing for the last four years? Well, he…
  • Feb 26

    New Mexico Lawmakers Take on Payday Loan Lender

    New Mexico Lawmakers Take on Payday Loan Lender
    On Friday, New Mexico lawmakers began drawing up a plan to rein in payday loan lenders. Payday loans have faced much criticism across the country. Lenders usually profit big by charging exorbitant interest rates. Borrowers are usually…
  • Feb 24

    Recall Issued for Little Tikes Pink Swing

    Recall Issued for Little Tikes Pink Swing
    Warmer weather is right around the corner, which means families will soon be spending a lot of time outside. Unfortunately, a popular toddler swing has recently been recalled due to safety concerns by Little Tikes and the U.S. Consumer…
Rank this Week: 475

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Feb 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 26, 2017)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 26, 2017)
    "May...adamant...government should be more active in vetting proposed foreign acquisitions of UK companies" https://t.co/E0lqU7bWax #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) February 20, 2017 "Stocks and bonds are at war over…
  • Feb 26

    Business Law Professor Jobs List is Updated

    Business Law Professor Jobs List is Updated
    I have updated my business law professor jobs list here. While many of the schools on this list, which was originally posted this past summer, have likely now filled those positions, there are a few new postions posted in the...
  • Feb 25

    Mardi Gras!

    Mardi Gras!
    It's Mardi Gras season here in NOLA, so I'm afraid I've been a little distracted. It's hard to concentrate when this is what's going on a block away .... So, for this Saturday, I offer you a game: The Unicorn...
Rank this Week: 149

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 26

    David Stockman on coming Trumpocalypse

    David Stockman on coming Trumpocalypse
    No idea if Stockman is right. But he could be I guess. He's a smart guy.
  • Feb 26

    State Senate Democrats blunt free speech - The Orange County Register

    State Senate Democrats blunt free speech - The Orange County Register
    It was in the interest of representing the residents of the 34th district, home to the largest community of Vietnamese outside of Vietnam, that I felt compelled to tell my colleagues what Sen. Hayden’s support of the communist regime…
  • Feb 26

    VIetnamese-American senator silenced, stirring up old conflicts | The Sacramento Bee

    VIetnamese-American senator silenced, stirring up old conflicts | The Sacramento Bee
    Nguyen purposely waited two days before arising to present, first in Vietnamese and then in English, an alternative view of Hayden’s leadership of the antiwar movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Hayden not only opposed the Vietnam War as…
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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 26

    Oscars Time

    Oscars Time
    The Oscars have begun. Here's a thread to discuss them. ACLU ribbons were a big hit -- many of the stars wore them. Some red carpet photos that don't take too long to load. The OJ show won an Oscar (since when do Oscars give…
  • Feb 24

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    RIP Alan Colmes, who has died after a short illness. He really was a gentleman, who never needed to shout to get his views across. It was always a pleasure to appear on Hannity & Colmes back in the days when Fox at least wanted to appear…
  • Feb 22

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order
    Trump remains intent on pushing everyone's buttons and causing rampant fear in our communities. Yesterday he issued two new implementation orders on immigration to effectuate his prior executive orders, which are already under attack in…
Rank this Week: 1

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
  • Feb 26

    “The Heart of the Constitution” Available for Pre-Order

    “The Heart of the Constitution” Available for Pre-Order
    You can find the link for Oxford University Press here. It’s coming out in December–just in time for that Christmas gift for the tough-to-please!
  • Feb 22

    The House of Truth and Justice Holme

    The House of Truth and Justice Holme
    I just finished Brad Snyder’s fascinating new book on “The House of Truth.” The book is about the men who lived or visited this house near Dupont Circle in Washington DC during the 1910s, most notably Justice Oliver Wendell…
  • Feb 21

    Some History on Trade and Tariff

    Some History on Trade and Tariff
    I tend to think that when someone says “This is how it should be” or “As it was, so it shall be” there’s a good chance that the claims are incorrect. Marc Levinson’s book, An Extraordinary Time, hits an…
Rank this Week: 98

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Americans should prepare to spend more time traveling abroad (assuming they will be allowed in)

    Americans should prepare to spend more time traveling abroad (assuming they will be allowed in)
    A story in the Washington Post details the idiotic behavior of the United States in nearly preventing a distinguished French historian of the Holocaust (who apparently is originally Egyptian) from entering the United States at the Houston…
  • Feb 23

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II
    Four days ago, I posted in this space some reflections about a very good conference I’d just attended at the University of San Diego Law School’s Center for the Study of Originalism.  The core of my reflection concerned a…
  • Feb 23

    The Anti Head of State

    The Anti Head of State
    One fascinating aspect of the Trump Administration is that the President is functioning as the antithesis of a traditional head of state.  Think about a country where the head of state and head of government roles are divided (for…
Rank this Week: 201

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: 11

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Feb 26

    "When Politics Becomes Existential"

    "When Politics Becomes Existential"
    "When Politics Becomes Existential": Today at the "Election Law Blog," Richard Pildes has a post that begins, "Judge Laurence H. Silberman has been a respected conservative judge for more than 30 years on the D.C. Circuit and has extensive…
  • Feb 26

    "Sanity from the Courts on Gun Control in a Time of Trump"

    "Sanity from the Courts on Gun Control in a Time of Trump"
    "Sanity from the Courts on Gun Control in a Time of Trump": Adam Gopnik has this post online at The New Yorker.
  • Feb 26

    "Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes 'Aid in Dying.' Does It Matter?"

    "Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes 'Aid in Dying.' Does It Matter?"
    "Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes 'Aid in Dying.' Does It Matter?" Paula Span has this post at "The New Old Age" blog of The New York Times.
Rank this Week: 51

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

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

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 26

    Curating Research Data: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository

    Curating Research Data: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository
    ALA [Note the links in this posting are to PDF versions of two books] – “Data are becoming the proverbial coin of the digital realm: a research commodity that might purchase reputation credit in a disciplinary culture of data…
  • Feb 26

    Many ‘password challenged’ internet users don’t take steps that could protect their data

    Many ‘password challenged’ internet users don’t take steps that could protect their data
    “In today’s digitally connected world, where accessing medical records, ordering groceries and paying taxes can all be done online, many internet users find it daunting to keep up with all the various passwords associated with…
  • Feb 26

    40 Largest U.S. Cities Get a Health Rating

    40 Largest U.S. Cities Get a Health Rating
    “Healthy city living is about more than eliminating food deserts and boosting access to healthcare. It also means the ability to safely ride your bike down the street, breathe clean air and not have to choose between paying the rent or…
Rank this Week: 193

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Feb 26

    Annual Health Law Conference: Emerging Infectious Diseases– Boston, MA

    Annual Health Law Conference: Emerging Infectious Diseases– Boston, MA
    Northeastern University School of Law‘s Center for Health Policy and Law presents a conference entitled, “Between Complacency and Panic: Legal, Ethical & Policy Responses to Emerging Infectious Diseases” on Apr....
  • Feb 26

    The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds– Winston-Salem, NC

    The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds– Winston-Salem, NC
    The Wake Forest Law Review presents a symposium entitled, “The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds” at Wake Forest University School of Law on Mar. 24, 2017. Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs)...
  • Feb 26

    Law & Religion Meets Law & Economics– Villanova, PA

    Law & Religion Meets Law & Economics– Villanova, PA
    Villanova’s Charles Widger School of Law presents a symposium entitled “Law & Religion Meets Law & Economics” on March 17, 2017. Scholars of law, religion and economics often see themselves...
Rank this Week: 67

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 26

    Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. and the Absent Presumption Against Extraterritoriality

    Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. and the Absent Presumption Against Extraterritoriality
    Guest Post by Tim Holbrook, Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law.  Professor Holbrook has written extensively on the extraterritorial application of U.S. patent law. – DC The Supreme Court’s decision in Life…
  • Feb 24

    It’s a Good Idea to Actually Own the Patents you Sue on

    It’s a Good Idea to Actually Own the Patents you Sue on
    The following is a guest post by Bryan Wheelock, Principal at Harness, Dickey & Pierce.  He originally published it on the HDP Blog. – Dennis In National Oilwell Varco, L.P. v. Omron Oilfield and Marine, Inc.,…
  • Feb 23

    PTAB: A written decision on “every claim challenged”

    PTAB: A written decision on “every claim challenged”
    SAS Institute v. Lee (Supreme Court 2017) New petition for writ of certiorari from SAS asks the following question: Does 35 U.S.C. § 318(a), which provides that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an inter partes review “shall…
Rank this Week: 527

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 26

    EPA Chief promises aggressive rollback of Obama regulation

    EPA Chief promises aggressive rollback of Obama regulation
    On Saturday the newly confirmed head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] Scott Pruitt [EPA bio] announced that they would be rolling back some Obama era regulations as soon as next week. When speaking at the…
  • Feb 26

    Montana legislature introduces bill to charge doctors assisting in suicide

    Montana legislature introduces bill to charge doctors assisting in suicide
    On Thursday the Montana House of Representatives [gov website] introduced HB 536 [text, PDF] which would allow homicide charges to be brought against doctors engaged in physician-assisted suicide. This legislation would run against the…
  • Feb 26

    Rights organization announces boycut of North Carolina over discriminatory legislation

    Rights organization announces boycut of North Carolina over discriminatory legislation
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) [website] passed a resolution [resolution, PDF] on Friday announcing a national boycott of North Carolina. The NAACP asked other organizations, artists, religious groups,…
Rank this Week: 192

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 26

    “Perverse Incentives”

    “Perverse Incentives”
    Osman, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Harrow (2017) EWHC 274 (Admin) A challenge to Harrow’s allocation policy, specifically on the ‘downgrading’ of allocation priority for overcrowded households in PRS…
  • Feb 26

    Job ads – N London

    Job ads – N London
    Osbornes Solicitors LLP Osbornes was established in Camden in 1973 and currently has 105 lawyers and staff. We have a reputation for excellence and a strong commitment to its clients. Two experienced Housing Solicitors (1-4 PQE) are required…
  • Feb 24

    It ain’t what you do, but the way that you do it – property guardians & ‘licences’

    It ain’t what you do, but the way that you do it – property guardians & ‘licences’
    (1) Camelot Property Management Ltd, (2) Camelot Guardian Management Ltd v Greg Roynon. County Court at Bristol, 24 February 2017 (copy of Judgment) We’ve noted the issues bubbling away between Camelot and property guardians in Bristol…
Rank this Week: 401

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    The Future of Contract Management

    The Future of Contract Management
    What is the future of contract management? I ask for two reasons. First, we have seen an explosion in software start-ups focused on various elements of drafting or managing contracts. And second, in the last month I saw demos of…
  • Feb 8

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2017 Survey

    Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2017 Survey
    I report here on a recent, privately conducted knowledge management survey of large law firms. Mary Abraham, Oz Benamram and I conduct this survey in preparation for a meeting of KM professionals in February. Learning about current KM…
  • Feb 2

    The Changing Legal Ecosystem

    The Changing Legal Ecosystem
    I report here on the panel The Changing Legal Ecosystem from a private meeting of large law firm knowledge management professionals. The panelists are two founders of AI companies, a founder of managed legal services provider, and one…
Rank this Week: 588

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: 274

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/
  • Feb 26

    Denial Hawai'in Style

    Denial Hawai'in Style
    The Hawai'i Supreme Court has denied reinstatement to a petitioner who had been reciprocally disbarred based on his voluntary license revocation in Georgia. we find and conclude, after careful and thorough review, that Petitioner Duru failed…
  • Feb 26

    Interim Suspension For Attorney Who "Respectfully Refuse[d] To Answer Any Questions"

    Interim Suspension For Attorney Who "Respectfully Refuse[d] To Answer Any Questions"
    An interim suspension has been ordered by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department of an attorney admitted in 1961. In September 2016, a member of the law firm where respondent had been employed since April 2015,...
  • Feb 26

    Reprimand For "Sloppy And Careless" Bankruptcy Representation

    Reprimand For "Sloppy And Careless" Bankruptcy Representation
    The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers publicly reprimanded an attorney for incompetent handling of a bankruptcy matter that involved property jointly owned by divorced spouses. The summary from the Board's web page On November 26, 2012,…
Rank this Week: 439

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    So, President Trump orders his Burgers Well Done, what will be his views on Food Safety?

    So, President Trump orders his Burgers Well Done, what will be his views on Food Safety?
    Bloomberg posted a piece on “How Donald Trump Orders (and Tips) at His Favorite Restaurant” about the 21 Club which is just a few block from Trump Tower in Manhattan.... Continue Reading
  • Feb 23

    Cozy Vale Raw Milk Hit with E. coli Again

    Cozy Vale Raw Milk Hit with E. coli Again
    I guess there is no “two strikes you’re out?” Cozy Vale (Valley) Creamery has announced another recall of its raw milk. The Washington State Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered the... Continue Reading
  • Feb 17

    221 with Norovirus linked to B.C. Oyster

    221 with Norovirus linked to B.C. Oyster
    An outbreak of norovirus linked to B.C.-harvested oysters is now under Canadian federal investigation. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it has taken on a leadership role in the investigation,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 31

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Feb 26

    Deadline to Propose Changes to National Green Building Standard

    Deadline to Propose Changes to National Green Building Standard
    Development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now underway. The NGBS is a collaborative effort between the National Association of Home Builders and International Code Council, the NGBS also known as the…
  • Feb 19

    Is there Lead in the Water of your Green Building?

    Is there Lead in the Water of your Green Building?
    The subject of lead leaching from pipes and faucets into drinking water within buildings is not new. But the broad growth of green buildings, including green schools, that include water conservation strategies has the potential to negatively…
  • Feb 12

    Legislature Overrides Veto of Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Increase

    Legislature Overrides Veto of Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Increase
    On February 2, 2017, the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates voted to override the veto of an increase the State’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, as enacted in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session. Last May, Maryland…
Rank this Week: 786

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 263

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 26

    Canadian Securities Class Action Litigation: On the Rebound?

    Canadian Securities Class Action Litigation: On the Rebound?
    As I have previously detailed (here), 2016 was a record year for securities class action litigation in the U.S. The number of class action lawsuits filed in Canada more than doubled in 2016 compared to the year before, but the filing pace…
  • Feb 23

    Tasmania, Baby. (Seriously. Tasmania.)

    Tasmania, Baby. (Seriously. Tasmania.)
    Tasmania. Ten thousand miles away and about as far away from home as you can get. Tasmania — an island state off the southeastern coast of Australia and about an hour’s plane flight from Melbourne. Its capital city, Hobart, is…
  • Feb 22

    Guest Post: How Not to Write a Class Action “Reform” Bill

    Guest Post: How Not to Write a Class Action “Reform” Bill
    On February 10, 2017, as I noted in a recent post, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia introduced a bill in Congress seeking to introduce a number of reforms to class action litigation. In the following guest post, Columbia Law School Professor…
Rank this Week: 877

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 294

Krebs Law Firm Blog

Krebs Law Firm Blog

Provides information to injury victims in Southwest Missouri. By Jason Krebs.

http://www.krebslawoffice.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Or Arkansas Disability Claim #4 Drug and Alcohol Use

    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Or Arkansas Disability Claim #4 Drug and Alcohol Use
    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Or Arkansas Disability Claim #4 Drug and Alcohol Use Hello. This is Springfield, Missouri disability lawyer Jason Krebs. This is the next video in our ongoing series, Things That Can Ruin Your Missouri Or…
  • Feb 24

    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Or Arkansas Disability Claim #3 Not Appealing In Time

    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Or Arkansas Disability Claim #3 Not Appealing In Time
    This is Springfield, Missouri disability attorney, Jason Krebs. And today’s video is part of our series, things that can ruin your Missouri or Arkansas disability claim #3 Not appealing on time. The thing that we’re going to talk…
  • Feb 23

    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Disability Claim #2 Waiting Too Long

    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Disability Claim #2 Waiting Too Long
    Mistakes That Ruin A Missouri Disability Claim #2 Waiting Too Long This is Springfield, Missouri Disability attorney, Jason Krebs. In today’s video, part of our series things that ruin your Missouri or Arkansas disability case. We…
Rank this Week: 930

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 26

    Immigrant of the Day: U.S. Congress Member Adriano Espaillat (Dominican Republic)

    Immigrant of the Day: U.S. Congress Member Adriano Espaillat (Dominican Republic)
    Freshman Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) was the first formerly undocumented immigrant to be elected to Congress. He has expressed disappointment that the country he once saw as “a country of aspirations” has turned into “a country of…
  • Feb 26

    Who Won't Be at the Academy Awards?

    Who Won't Be at the Academy Awards?
    As previously reported on ImmigrationProf, two refugee documentaries have been nominated for Academy Awards. The Conversation reveals a prominent foreign absentee from this year’s Oscars ceremonies. Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s…
  • Feb 26

    Fore!!!!! Why President Trump's immigration policy could affect golf's workforce more than you think

    Fore!!!!! Why President Trump's immigration policy could affect golf's workforce more than you think
    We know that President Trump likes golf and has built a golf course or two. Perhaps the argument that might sway him on immigration is that the administration's heightened enforcement will adversely impact golf course maintenance workers.…
Rank this Week: 170

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Restoration

    Restoration
    California-based home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware is accusing two former executives of helping competitor Crate & Barrel steal its successful in-store food and beverage concept. In a trade secrets lawsuit filed in San…
  • Feb 24

    L’Oreal Taken To Court on Patent and Trade Secret Theft Claim

    L’Oreal Taken To Court on Patent and Trade Secret Theft Claim
    It's not hard to see the value in a product that allows people to keep their hair healthy in any color they want. It provides a new benefit to existing customers, while simultaneously enticing new customers who may want to dye their hair, but…
  • Feb 21

    BMO Enjoins Financial Adviser From Working for a Competor — Our Chicago Non-Compete Lawyers Can Assist You

    BMO Enjoins Financial Adviser From Working for a Competor — Our Chicago Non-Compete Lawyers Can Assist You
    In granting injunctive relief to BMO, the district court agreed with BMO that strong electronic evidence existed that Elizabeth had received and consented to the nonsolicitation and confidentiality terms and that she breached them.…
Rank this Week: 989

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 26

    NC House Approves Eminent Domain Bill

    NC House Approves Eminent Domain Bill
    The N.C. House voted 104-9 to approve a ballot question for a constitutional amendment limiting the power of eminent domain. The amendment would ban eminent domain in cases where government seizes property only to sell it to a private…
  • Feb 25

    California Considering Eminent Domain Amendment

    California Considering Eminent Domain Amendment
    The California legislature is considering a bill that could increase the likelihood condemnees will be reimbursed its litigation expenses. Under the current law, a condemnee can recover litigation expenses, such as attorneys’ and…
  • Feb 20

    $2.3 Million Victory

    $2.3 Million Victory
    I tried an eminent domain case last week in Bucks County, PA. The condemnor – the PA Turnpike Commission – alleged the property was worth $850,000. We alleged on behalf of the property owner that the property was worth $2.3…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Feb 26

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 344 Law and Moral Dilemmas Bert I. Huang Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017 2 117 From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for...
  • Feb 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Packingham v. North Carolina: Whether, under the court’s First Amendment precedents, a law that makes it a felony for any person on the state's registry of former sex…
  • Feb 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 463 Judge Gorsuch and Johnson Resentencing (This is Not a Joke) Leah M. Litman University of California, Irvine School of Law Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2017 2...
Rank this Week: 59

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Feb 26

    #WhyIAmASolo - I Never Wanted To Get A Job

    #WhyIAmASolo - I Never Wanted To Get A Job
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  • Feb 26

    The First "Walkabout" Phone - British Tech On Display

    The First "Walkabout" Phone - British Tech On Display
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  • Feb 26

    #ParrotSunday - Echo, The Double Yellow Headed Amazon

    #ParrotSunday - Echo, The Double Yellow Headed Amazon
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Rank this Week: 569

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the February 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. The…
  • Feb 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Taylor v. Extendicare Health Facilities, Inc. 16-825 Issues: (1) Whether the Federal Arbitration Act or the “federal policy favoring arbitration” requires courts to discriminate in favor of…
  • Feb 24

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Hernández v. Mesa McLane Company v. EEOC Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark The post This…
Rank this Week: 10

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/
  • Feb 26

    OSHA Levies Fines in Fatal Construction Accident Case

    OSHA Levies Fines in Fatal Construction Accident Case
    The April death of a construction worker killed by a falling beam has led OSHA to fine the worker’s employer and to issue multiple health and safety citations. According to OSHA, the company overstressed the beam during a demolition…
  • Feb 19

    Boy Scout Project Makes Pedestrians Safer in Chicagoland Suburb

    Boy Scout Project Makes Pedestrians Safer in Chicagoland Suburb
    An Eagle Scout Project completed last month in Orland Park was dedicated to the safety of the many local pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The Life Scout, Joe Boyce took a page from similar initiatives around the world which have…
  • Feb 12

    Jury Determines Railroad Workers Leukemia was Due to Creosote Exposure

    Jury Determines Railroad Workers Leukemia was Due to Creosote Exposure
    A jury in Madison county ruled against the Union Pacific Railroad, awarding a former worker $7.5 million in damages for injuries linked to long term exposure to creosote and other toxic materials during his 31-year career as a railroad…
Rank this Week: 82

Personal Injury News &…

Personal Injury News & Developments

Covers medical malpractice, workers' compensation and injury law. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/news
  • Feb 26

    OSHA Levies Fines in Fatal Construction Accident Case

    OSHA Levies Fines in Fatal Construction Accident Case
    The April death of a construction worker killed by a falling beam has led OSHA to fine the worker’s employer and to issue multiple health and safety citations. According to OSHA, the company overstressed the beam during a demolition…
  • Feb 19

    Boy Scout Project Makes Pedestrians Safer in Chicagoland Suburb

    Boy Scout Project Makes Pedestrians Safer in Chicagoland Suburb
    An Eagle Scout Project completed last month in Orland Park was dedicated to the safety of the many local pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The Life Scout, Joe Boyce took a page from similar initiatives around the world which have…
  • Feb 12

    Jury Determines Railroad Workers Leukemia was Due to Creosote Exposure

    Jury Determines Railroad Workers Leukemia was Due to Creosote Exposure
    A jury in Madison county ruled against the Union Pacific Railroad, awarding a former worker $7.5 million in damages for injuries linked to long term exposure to creosote and other toxic materials during his 31-year career as a railroad…
Rank this Week: 148

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 26

    Thomas Perez, moderate?

    Thomas Perez, moderate?
    The Democratic Party has selected as its DNC chair Thomas Perez, widely described as the Establishment choice. Perez didn’t give off much of an impression of moderation in the Obama cabinet, however, where he was a leading symbol of…
  • Feb 25

    Sixth Circuit: IRS, unlike Caligula, cannot punish under unproclaimed law

    Sixth Circuit: IRS, unlike Caligula, cannot punish under unproclaimed law
    Judge Jeffrey Sutton, writing for a Sixth Circuit panel, reverses a Tax Court ruling in an opinion beginning thus: Caligula posted the tax laws in such fine print and so high that his subjects could not read them. Suetonius, The Twelve…
  • Feb 25

    “How a supplement maker tried to silence a Harvard doctor”

    “How a supplement maker tried to silence a Harvard doctor”
    “A Harvard researcher dared to call out potentially dangerous dietary supplements. Then he got taken to court.” [StatNews on suit against Pieter Cohen, which resulted in a defense verdict] Tags: libel slander and defamation,…
Rank this Week: 181

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    The Role of the Executor

    The Role of the Executor
    There are plenty of fancy words in law that actually have very basic definitions. Estate planning law is no different, with plenty of legal terms that can often be hard to unpack and understand. One such term that gets thrown around a great…
  • Feb 24

    Fixing a Broken Trust

    Fixing a Broken Trust
    We recently posted about situations that may make it important to revise your estate plan, and about how reviewing your estate plan is an important part of ensuring it is accurate and secure. One component of an estate plan that continues to…
  • Feb 20

    Including Asset Protection Clauses in Your Estate Plan

    Including Asset Protection Clauses in Your Estate Plan
    Comprehensive estate plans often include precautionary measures that ensure your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes. Many times, many of your assets will be distributed to your spouse. However, it is important to…
Rank this Week: 152

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse
    Arbitrator ignored limitations in cbaThe cba between CenterPoint Energy and the Gas Workers sets forth several offenses which provide "absolute causes" for discharge and limit an arbitrator to the question of whether the employee, in fact,…
  • Feb 19

    Quick Hits - Public policy, double jeopardy and email

    Quick Hits - Public policy, double jeopardy and email
    Four (unsuccessful) public policy challenges to arbitration awardsCourts continue to carefully scrutinize challenges to arbitration awards based on claims that the award is contrary to public policy. In  Cuyahoga…
  • Feb 5

    Court rejects Union's challenge to outsourcing award-work was supplemental and was not replaced elsewhere

    Court rejects Union's challenge to outsourcing award-work was supplemental and was not replaced elsewhere
    Steelworkers Local 10-86 represents employees at Merck facility in West Point, PA. The facility is primary used for the production of large molecule products like vaccines, rather than small molecule products like tablets.Merck sold a small…
Rank this Week: 41

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    President Trump’s Anti-Secular Foreign Policy?

    President Trump’s Anti-Secular Foreign Policy?
    Editor’s Note: The Trump administration is turning many things on their heads, not least the role religion is playing in society. But what is happening is also shaping U.S. policy overseas. Jacques Berlinerblau, my colleague at…
  • Feb 25

    The Lawfare Podcast: Paul Lewis on Not Closing Guantanamo

    The Lawfare Podcast: Paul Lewis on Not Closing Guantanamo
    Under the oversight of Paul Lewis, the Department of Defense’s Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure under the Obama administration, the detainee population at Guantanamo Bay went from 164 to 41. But Guantanamo remains open,…
  • Feb 25

    White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations, Part II: The “Reince, What Are You Doing?” Edition

    White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations, Part II: The “Reince, What Are You Doing?” Edition
      For the second time this week, we have to analyze the propriety of communications between the White House and elements of the Justice Department. The messiness of the allegations pretty neatly sums up why such communications are, as a…
Rank this Week: 60

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 661

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Virginia criminal defense – Beware dealing with probation agent

    Virginia criminal defense – Beware dealing with probation agent
    Being convicted of a crime is no picnic. When a probation agent is involved, the picnic can seem to gather even more red ants. Talk about potential and actual sentencing with criminal defendants often focuses so much on the length of active…
  • Feb 25

    In criminal defense, take nothing for granted & seize the opportunitie

    In criminal defense, take nothing for granted & seize the opportunitie
    Many criminal & DWI defendants at first may feel like they have been thrown to the lions. Beyond the veneer of smiling prosecutors, police and judges in the courthouse, is a criminal justice system ready to eat alive those who go to court…
  • Feb 24

    With Trump, Colorado & Washington may become less the marijuana paradises they were

    With Trump, Colorado & Washington may become less the marijuana paradises they were
    With Trump as president, Colorado and Washington state may become less the marijuana paradises they were, Yesterday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer informed the press of possible increased federal enforcement in the states, of the…
Rank this Week: 446

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Heyer v. U.S. Bureau of  Prisons, (4th Cir., Feb. 23, 2017), the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed a deaf inmate to move ahead with his claim that his free exercise rights were infringed by failure to provide him a…
  • Feb 26

    The FBI and Religion Is Studied

    The FBI and Religion Is Studied
    Salon today has posted an interesting article titled How the FBI Is Hobbled by Religious Illiteracy.  Much of it is an interview with University of Pennsylvania Prof. Steven Weitzman.  Introducing the interview, interviewer…
  • Feb 25

    Handling of Vaccination Exemption Request Did Not Violate Religious Right

    Handling of Vaccination Exemption Request Did Not Violate Religious Right
    In Nikolao v. Lyon, (ED MI, Feb. 23, 2017), a Michigan federal district court dismissed free exercise and establishment clause challenges to the manner in which the Wayne County, Michigan Health Department handled a mother's request for an…
Rank this Week: 467

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Feb 26

    Should Mutual Funds Invest in Startups?

    Should Mutual Funds Invest in Startups?
    Contrary to longstanding practice and to their reputation for investing in public companies, mutual funds, including some of the most prominent, are allocating portions of their portfolios to private venture-stage firms, including famous…
  • Feb 25

    Private Funds Year in Review and 2017 Outlook

    Private Funds Year in Review and 2017 Outlook
    In 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continued its regulatory focus on private funds. The SEC investigated and brought cases related to staple issues such as disclosure failures and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…
  • Feb 24

    2015 Short- and Long-Term Incentive Design Criteria Among Top 200 S&P 500 Companie

    2015 Short- and Long-Term Incentive Design Criteria Among Top 200 S&P 500 Companie
    Over six years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) was signed into law. Implementation of this Act by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) continues to unfold…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Feb 26

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Baseline

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Baseline
    Introduction Most undergraduates are likely to become acquainted with John Stuart Mill's famous harm principle at some point. Here is how he stated the principle in On Liberty: The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Unwarranted" by Friedman

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Unwarranted" by Friedman
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission by Barry Friedman. Here is a description: In June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of…
  • Feb 25

    Download of the Week: "Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act" by Pozen

    Download of the Week: "Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act" by Pozen
    The Download of the Week is Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act by David Pozen. Here is the abstract: The U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows any person to request any agency record for any reason....
Rank this Week: 476

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 26

    Shirts And Skin

    Shirts And Skin
    The “free the nipple” movement is one that a very diverse group of people can support. Some for the right reason. Some for their own reasons. For obvious reasons, you pigs. This is not, as some might surmise, about women whose…
  • Feb 26

    Can Diversity Of Thought Co-Exist With Diversity?

    Can Diversity Of Thought Co-Exist With Diversity?
    At Volokh Conspiracy, Randy Barnett writes of a letter sent to the American Association of Law Schools to express the disappointment of conservative and libertarian academics with their being no room at the Inn for them. It’s orthodoxy…
  • Feb 25

    An (Undocumented) Immigrant’s Litmus Test

    An (Undocumented) Immigrant’s Litmus Test
    Let’s say I wasn’t a lawyer, but I really wanted to be. I couldn’t go to law school, couldn’t afford to squander three years of my life or the tuition. But I cared deeply about helping people and felt I could be a…
Rank this Week: 164