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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

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

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

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

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

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Jan 29

    Hedge Fund Manager to Repay Investors $2.87M for Losse

    Hedge Fund Manager to Repay Investors $2.87M for Losse
    QED Benchmark Management LLC and its hedge fund manager Peter Kuperman will resolve U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges accusing them of misleading investors about the QED Benchmark LP hedge fund’s historical performance and…
Rank this Week: 332

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 7

    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 1 526 The Extraordinary Trajectory of Griffin v. California: The Aftermath of Playing Fifty Years of Scrabble with the Fifth Amendment James J. Duane Regent University - School…
  • Feb 6

    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 1 251 The Insanity Defense: Nine Myths that Will Not Go Away Michael L. Perlin New York Law School Date posted to database: 16 Jan 2016 2 179 The Constitution...
  • Feb 5

    Chapman & MacLean on Sexsomnia

    Chapman & MacLean on Sexsomnia
    Frances E. Chapman and Jason MacLean (Lakehead University - Faculty of Law and Lakehead University - Bora Laskin Faculty of Law) have posted Parasomnia, Sexsomnia, and Automatism in R. v. Hartman ((2015) 21 Criminal Reports 299) on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 62

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

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

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

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Feb 7

    Activist Investors Betting On Bank Merger

    Activist Investors Betting On Bank Merger
    It appears that "activist" investors are turning to banks because they, like many of the rest of us close to the banking sector, think that there will be continued consolidation of the banking industry in the U.S., and what…
  • Jan 31

    De Novo Deep Freeze Thawing? Not So Fast!

    De Novo Deep Freeze Thawing? Not So Fast!
    Although SNL's Nathan Stovall tantalizes readers with the headline "De novo market could be warming up," I think that--reading between the lines--the De Novo Deep Freeze of the past 8 years is not going to be thawing this year.…
  • Jan 24

    Yes, Virginia, There Is A Regulatory Burden On Small Bank

    Yes, Virginia, There Is A Regulatory Burden On Small Bank
    Preston Ash of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, sent me (on New Years Eve, no less) an article co-authored by Preston and Christoffer Koch and Thoma F. Siems of the Dallas Fed, entitled "Too Small to Succeed?--Community Banks in...
Rank this Week: 117

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Feb 7

    University of Wyoming study illustrates how land use planning in the WUI dramatically affects wildfire cost

    University of Wyoming study illustrates how land use planning in the WUI dramatically affects wildfire cost
    A new report out from researchers at the University of Wyoming illustrates the role land use planning plays in wildfire costs. From the press release: According to the report, available from UW Extension at www.bit.ly/Firedevelopmentcost, the…
  • Feb 5

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue
    When Stephen Miller blogged a week ago about the implications of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, it seemed like things were winding to a close. Ammon Bundy and the other organizers had been arrested and...
  • Feb 4

    They're making a movie about Jane Jacob

    They're making a movie about Jane Jacob
    It's called A Matter of Death and Life: A Movie about Cities through the Lens of Jane Jacobs. Apparently there was a screening in LA last week. Probably out soon. Here is how the film describes itself: Fifty years ago,...
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The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 52

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 162

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Feb 7

    "AG Kane slams appointment of mediator in Porngate case"

    "AG Kane slams appointment of mediator in Porngate case"
    "AG Kane slams appointment of mediator in Porngate case": Mark Fazlollah of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that begins, "Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane lambasted a judicial panel Sunday for naming a well-connected…
  • Feb 7

    "Laws written by men to protect women deserve scrutiny, Supreme Court told"

    "Laws written by men to protect women deserve scrutiny, Supreme Court told"
    "Laws written by men to protect women deserve scrutiny, Supreme Court told": Robert Barnes will have this article in Monday's edition of The Washington Post.
  • Feb 7

    "The Nobility of Good Lawyers With Bad Clients"

    "The Nobility of Good Lawyers With Bad Clients"
    "The Nobility of Good Lawyers With Bad Clients": Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
Rank this Week: 108

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 7

    Paper – Food Insecurity, Health, and Health Care

    Paper – Food Insecurity, Health, and Health Care
    Hilary Seligman MD MAS, January 24, 2016. Lead Scientist and Senior Medical Advisor, Feeding America; Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco; Director, Food Policy, Health,…
  • Feb 7

    Dive Against Debris: Employing 25,600 scuba divers to collect data

    Dive Against Debris: Employing 25,600 scuba divers to collect data
    Via Data Driven Journalism – “To date, Dive Against Debris surveys have been conducted in over 50 countries, with the top reporting countries being the United States, Thailand and Greece. As more divers get involved with Dive…
  • Feb 7

    State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law

    State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law
    CRS report – State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law: Historical Precedents and Pending Litigation in Texas v. United States. Kate M. Manuel, Legislative Attorney, January 27, 2016: “States and localities can…
Rank this Week: 20

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 7

    Employee Privacy, on and Off the Job, in an Era of Technology

    Employee Privacy, on and Off the Job, in an Era of Technology
    At the past OBA Institute this week, the Labour & Employment and Privacy & Access to Information sections conducted a joint session on employee privacy, one of the most rapidly expanding and pressing areas of the intersection of…
  • Feb 7

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Feb 5

    The Profession of the Privileged

    The Profession of the Privileged
    Last week my Facebook feed lit up after the article by Eric Girard, “What I learned at law school: The poor need not apply”, was published in the Globe. Mr. Girard, a 3rd year student at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of…
Rank this Week: 148

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 85

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 7

    Halftime Superbowl Show

    Halftime Superbowl Show
    I caught the last two songs of the Superbowl halftime show. The last song was my favorite, with Coldplay flashing photos of Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston and others, and later being joined…
  • Feb 7

    Bernie and a Political Revolution

    Bernie and a Political Revolution
    From Woodstock in 1969 to New Hampshire today... calls for revolution are always popular with the young. But as those of us who are no longer young can attest, we are still waiting for that revolution. And we'll still be waiting in 2020. …
  • Feb 7

    Sunday Open Thread

    Sunday Open Thread
    Open Thread. Super Bowl today. I bet Tails and the Panthers. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Feb 7

    Bridgewater Executives Deny Report of Rift at the Hedge Fund

    Bridgewater Executives Deny Report of Rift at the Hedge Fund
    Ray Dalio, the founder, said Bridgewater Associates was continually assessing the responsibilities of executives including Greg Jensen, the co-C.E.O.
  • Feb 7

    Credit Suisse C.E.O. Asks for a Cut in His Bonu

    Credit Suisse C.E.O. Asks for a Cut in His Bonu
    The executive, Tidjane Thiam, asked the board for a “significant reduction” in his bonus after the bank reported a multibillion-dollar quarterly loss.
  • Feb 7

    German Regulator Orders Halt to Maple Bank Transaction

    German Regulator Orders Halt to Maple Bank Transaction
    The subsidiary of Maple Financial Group of Canada was at the center of an attempt in 2008 by Porsche and its owners to take over Volkswagen, a bid that is also the focus of a criminal trial.
Rank this Week: 9

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Feb 7

    What to Expect In 2016 Examination

    What to Expect In 2016 Examination
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:In considering the priorities for the upcoming year, The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination (OCIE) of the SEC seeks to prevent potentially heightened risk for investors and the…
  • Feb 5

    Former Advisors Indicted in $35 Million Fraud Scheme

    Former Advisors Indicted in $35 Million Fraud Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Angelo Alleca and Mark Morrow were indicted for their alleged involvement in a scheme that defrauded more than 300 investors of $35 million. During the time of the scheme, Alleca was…
  • Feb 4

    Fraud Scheme and Market Manipulation Spans the Country Defrauding 100 Investors of Over $14 million

    Fraud Scheme and Market Manipulation Spans the Country Defrauding 100 Investors of Over $14 million
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Edward Durante was released from prison in 2009 after being convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. Disgorgement totaled over $39 million. No…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 53

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Feb 7

    ‘Poor’ employer’s termination obligation not reduced

    ‘Poor’ employer’s termination obligation not reduced
    by Hannah Roskey There has been some controversy in Canadian law on the issue of whether the financial circumstances of the employer should play a role in deciding what constitutes reasonable notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice.…
  • Jan 31

    Project manager sentenced to 3.5-year jail term in Metron swing stage collapse

    Project manager sentenced to 3.5-year jail term in Metron swing stage collapse
    by Norm Keith, Christina Hall, and Shane Todd “… [A] significant term of imprisonment is necessary to reflect the terrible consequences of the offences and to make it unequivocally clear that persons in positions of authority in…
  • Jan 24

    An abbreviated case for cause

    An abbreviated case for cause
    by Keri Bennett We all know litigation is expensive. That’s particularly true when an employer seeks to justify a for-cause termination. But there may be an alternative to protracted litigation. In Cotter v. Point Grey Golf and Country…
Rank this Week: 325

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 7

    Feminist Judgments and Feminist Tax Judgment

    Feminist Judgments and Feminist Tax Judgment
    The volume U.S. Feminist Judgments is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, including 24 rewritten opinions and commentary, most of which will be of great interest to ConLawProfs. The editors have posted the Table of Contents and…
  • Feb 6

    Fourth Circuit Applies Strict Scrutiny to Maryland Assault Weapon Ban

    Fourth Circuit Applies Strict Scrutiny to Maryland Assault Weapon Ban
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A sharply divided panel of the Fourth Circuit ruled this week that Maryland's assault-weapon ban is subject to the most stringent constitutional test, strict scrutiny. The ruling all but ensures…
  • Feb 5

    Justice Souter Upholds Statute Authorizing Public Employee Union by Child Care Workers Against First Amendment Challenge

    Justice Souter Upholds Statute Authorizing Public Employee Union by Child Care Workers Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Justice Souter - - - retired from the United States Supreme Court but sitting by designation on a First Circuit panel - - - declined to extend the...
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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/
  • Feb 7

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Second Best & Nonideal Theory

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Second Best & Nonideal Theory
    Introduction The post provides a very basic introduction to the idea of "second best." The term "second best" originated in a famous 1956 article by Lipsey and Lancaster (see bibliography), and it was originally used as a…
  • Feb 6

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Illiberal Reformers" by Leonard

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Illiberal Reformers" by Leonard
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era by Thomas C. Leonard . Here is a description: In Illiberal Reformers, Thomas Leonard reexamines the economic progressives…
  • Feb 6

    Download of the Week: "Starting with Text" by Samaha

    Download of the Week: "Starting with Text" by Samaha
    The Download of the Week is Starting with the Text — On Sequencing Effects in Statutory Interpretation and Beyond by Adam M. Samaha. Here is the abstract: What difference do starting points make? The question is important for decision…
Rank this Week: 67

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 7

    Lessons from COMPAT’s judgment in Hiranandani

    Lessons from COMPAT’s judgment in Hiranandani
    D. Daniel Sokol, University of Florida and Ruchit R. Patel, Ropes & Gray LLP have a posting on Kluwer's Competition Law blog on Lessons from COMPAT’s judgment in Hiranandani.
  • Feb 6

    OECD Job Opening: Head of Competition Division- Financial and Enterprise Affair

    OECD Job Opening: Head of Competition Division- Financial and Enterprise Affair
    Head of Competition Division- Financial and Enterprise Affairs Job Number: 10366 Description The OECD is a global economic forum working with 34 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for…
  • Feb 5

    Competition Law Enforcement of Viet Nam and the Necessity of a Transparent Regional Competition Policy

    Competition Law Enforcement of Viet Nam and the Necessity of a Transparent Regional Competition Policy
    Phan Cong THANH (Vietnam Competition Authority) addresses Competition Law Enforcement of Viet Nam and the Necessity of a Transparent Regional Competition Policy. ABSTRACT: Competition is becoming an important issue among the countries of the…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Feb 7

    “For Sanders, campaign finance purity not always possible”

    “For Sanders, campaign finance purity not always possible”
    MSNBC: A lavish Martha’s Vineyard Democratic fundraiser that Bernie Sanders attended in 2007 featured lobbyists for many of the industries he now rails against on the presidential campaign trail, according to a guest list obtained by…
  • Feb 7

    “De Facto Class Actions? Injunctive Relief in Election Law, Voting Rights, and Other Constitutional Cases”

    “De Facto Class Actions? Injunctive Relief in Election Law, Voting Rights, and Other Constitutional Cases”
    Michael Morley has posted this draft on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When a court holds that a legal provision is unconstitutional; inconsistent with, or preempted by, federal law; or invalid under an agency’s organic statute or a…
  • Feb 7

    “Uproar could lead to revamping Democratic caucuses”

    “Uproar could lead to revamping Democratic caucuses”
    Des Moines Register: After a whisper-thin count left doubts about which Democratic candidate actually won the Iowa caucuses, there are fresh calls for the party to mirror the simple, secret-ballot method that Iowa Republicans…
Rank this Week: 263

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 204

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
Rank this Week: 161

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 7

    Superbowl Half-Time, Katrina, Black Lives Matter and Beyonce's Formation

    Superbowl Half-Time, Katrina, Black Lives Matter and Beyonce's Formation
    Just in case some of our readers haven't yet seen Beyonce's Formation video (released yesterday), and are gearing up to watch the Superbowl with family and friends but are less interested in actually watching football and more inclined…
  • Feb 7

    Dreamers and the Presidential Campaign

    Dreamers and the Presidential Campaign
    The New York Times reported earlier this week on the role of certain Dreamer activists in the campaigns of the Democratic nominees. Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas (who was sworn into the New York bar this week) are playing leading...
  • Feb 7

    Secretary Johnson Highlights Super Bowl 50 Security Operation

    Secretary Johnson Highlights Super Bowl 50 Security Operation
    Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson looks at the field for Super Bowl 50 It is Super Sunday and steps have been taken to ensure that Super Bowl 50 is safe and sane. Secretary of Homeland Security...
Rank this Week: 49

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Feb 7

    YouTube and Annoying Plaintiff

    YouTube and Annoying Plaintiff
    In a case that is a sad testament to today’s apparently increasing loneliness in the Western world despite much technological progress that could have alleviated some of that, but instead only seems to have made it worse, a woman created...
  • Feb 5

    Fellowships - please share with your students and other

    Fellowships - please share with your students and other
    From our colleagues at Harvard Law School come these two job postings - please share with anyone potentially interested: Qualcomm Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law and Intellectual Property Located at Harvard Law School, the Qualcomm…
  • Feb 4

    The Pink Tax

    The Pink Tax
    Although some things bear little direct relation to Contracts Law, they are still worth mentioning here for their inherent news value and for potential classroom use by creative law professors. Here’s one such story: Both British and…
Rank this Week: 233

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 7

    Insiders: Marco Rubio crashed and burned

    Insiders: Marco Rubio crashed and burned
    “He botched the exchange with Christie, sounded like a broken record, and was sweating so much that he looked like he needed Charlie Crist's fan blowing on him,” added another New Hampshire Republican, who, like all respondents,…
  • Feb 7

    Why Rubio claims 'Obama knows what he's doing'

    Why Rubio claims 'Obama knows what he's doing'
    What Rubio emphasized, and then emphasized three more times, is that Obama has been catastrophic for America, for Americans, and for the notion of American exceptionalism. “All this damage that he’s done to America is…
  • Feb 7

    Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders - The New York Time

    Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders - The New York Time
    Women were expected to help power Mrs. Clinton to the Democratic nomination, but as she struggles to overcome a tough challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders, her support among them has been surprisingly shaky. Young women, in particular, have…
Rank this Week: 99

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Feb 7

    Female Genital Cutting in Indonesia

    Female Genital Cutting in Indonesia
    New York Times (Feb. 5, 2016): Female Genital Cutting: Not Just "an African Problem," by Pam Belluck and Joe Cochrane: New documentation shows that female genital cutting is widespread in Indonesia, one of the most populous…
  • Feb 6

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice
    Feministing (Jan. 25, 2016): The Feministing Five: Reproaction, by Suzanna Bobadilla: Erin Matson and Pamela Merritt have founded Reproaction a direct action group working "to engage people across the US to fight for reproductive…
  • Feb 5

    What the word's women pack in their maternity bag

    What the word's women pack in their maternity bag
    The Guardian (Jan. 29, 2016): What the world's women pack in their maternity bags - in pictures, Global Development: From plastic sheets, thermos flasks and torches to touchscreen tablets and massage oils, WaterAid has revealed, as part of…
Rank this Week: 219

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate
    For many years the IRS and beneficiaries of estates had a problem figuring out how much gain should be imposed on an inherited asset because the beneficiaries did not know the basis.  The IRS did not like the fact that frequently the…
  • Jan 8

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?
    I occasionally get asked if it is really necessary to hire an attorney to prepare simple estate planning documents.  Usually, the answer is NO, however, I find that once I start asking a few questions, most people really don't need a…
  • Nov 17

    Trouble with Probate

    Trouble with Probate
    Sometimes probate can be a simple process.  Sometimes it can be a royal nightmare... and sometimes it can be an expensive royal nightmare. I'm not sure if it is a sign of the times or just a coincidence, but our office has had numerous…
Rank this Week: 619

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 7

    There’s a Reason You Are Suddenly Hearing About the TCPA Everywhere You Go

    There’s a Reason You Are Suddenly Hearing About the TCPA Everywhere You Go
    On the panel in which I participated during last week’s PLUS D&O Symposium, one of the important topics we discussed was the question of coverage under a D&O insurance policy for claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection…
  • Feb 7

    Spanish Class Action is the Latest Collective Investor Action Filed Outside U.S.

    Spanish Class Action is the Latest Collective Investor Action Filed Outside U.S.
    The filing of securities class action lawsuits is, of course, well-established in the United States, and in recent years has become a regular phenomenon in Australia and Canada as well. In the wake of various recent scandals, numerous group…
  • Jan 31

    Two German Cities in Winter

    Two German Cities in Winter
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Germany this week, with the first stop for a meeting and a short visit in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg – “Free,” as a free Imperial city under the Holy Roman Empire, and…
Rank this Week: 175

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 7

    USGBC Certifying Green Parking Garages Déjà Vu

    USGBC Certifying Green Parking Garages Déjà Vu
    Last month the U.S. Green Building Council announced that its certification body, the Green Business Certification Inc. will now administer the Green Garage Certification Program with its acquisition of the Green Parking Council. In spite of…
  • Jan 31

    City of Rockville Implementing the IgCC

    City of Rockville Implementing the IgCC
    The City of Rockville, Maryland has adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as mandatory for all commercial and multi family building. But what may be most telling about this enactment is that before the change in law the USGBC…
  • Jan 24

    PACE Programs are Stepping Up the Pace

    PACE Programs are Stepping Up the Pace
    Property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs, where payments for energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy improvements to commercial real estate are made through a building owner’s property tax bill are beginning to…
Rank this Week: 906

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/
Rank this Week: 115

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    Top Workers’ Compensation Issues in 2016

    Top Workers’ Compensation Issues in 2016
    A recent Safety National webinar asked a panel of industry professionals to discuss the top trends and concerns for workers’ compensation this year. The consensus was that in 2016, we should be looking out for: Federal interest in state…
  • Feb 4

    Prescription Opioid Use a Threat to Worker Safety

    Prescription Opioid Use a Threat to Worker Safety
    The issue of worker safety and opiod use is one that is garnering increased attention, most recently by South Carolina Public Radio. The station details how not only are injured workers taking the prescribed medication at risk…
  • Jan 31

    Report: North Carolina Workplace Deaths Down in 2015

    Report: North Carolina Workplace Deaths Down in 2015
    Some good news coming from the North Carolina Labor Department: Workplace deaths were down in 2015, according to official data. Still, it’s not necessarily enough to rejoice in a dramatic trend. The Department of Labor reports there…
Rank this Week: 272

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: 608

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 7

    Kenya MP asks all Supreme Court judges to resign

    Kenya MP asks all Supreme Court judges to resign
    [JURIST] A Kenyan member of parliament (MP) on Friday evening called for all judges of the Kenyan Supreme Court [official website] to resign after it was recommended that a tribunal investigate Justice Philip Tunoi for allegedly accepting a…
  • Feb 7

    PA high court refuses to reinstate AG Kane's law license

    PA high court refuses to reinstate AG Kane's law license
    [JURIST] Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court [official website] on Friday refused [opinion, PDF] to reinstate Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s [official website] law license while investigations persist into her alleged leak of grand…
  • Feb 7

    UN SG condemns North Korea missile launch

    UN SG condemns North Korea missile launch
    [JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] on Saturday called on [statement] North Korea’s government to stop violating international obligations after a missile launch conducted by the country. The launch, which the…
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Feb 7

    HOPE COUNTS

    HOPE COUNTS
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Deputy Mayor Herminia Palacio, HRA Commissioner Steve Banks, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Kick Off 2016 Hope Count Mayor Bill de…
  • Feb 7

    QVRC'S 141st ANNIVERSARY LINCOLN DINNER

    QVRC'S 141st ANNIVERSARY LINCOLN DINNER
    Queens Village Republican Club 141st ANNIVERSARY LINCOLN DINNER to be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, 3 - 8 pm at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY 11429 $100.00 per person Cocktail hour with lavish buffet will…
  • Feb 6

    NO TOLERANCE FOR GENITAL MUTILATION

    NO TOLERANCE FOR GENITAL MUTILATION
    ICE, FBI recognize International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation WASHINGTON — Feb. 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. U.S.…
Rank this Week: 8

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 782

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 793

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 7

    What To Know About Choosing An Out Of State Executor

    What To Know About Choosing An Out Of State Executor
    This financial advice column discusses the pros and cons of choosing an out-of-state executor. Selecting a personal representative to serve as the executor of an estate is a very important decision. When selecting an out-of-state executor, it…
  • Feb 7

    The Importance Of Planning Ahead For Long-Term Care

    The Importance Of Planning Ahead For Long-Term Care
    Planning ahead for long-term care can be difficult because there are many ways it can impact different people. This column discusses some of the statistics that can provide people guidance with long-term care planning. It goes over the…
  • Feb 7

    Redstone Media Empire In Turmoil As Succession Dispute Rage

    Redstone Media Empire In Turmoil As Succession Dispute Rage
    The decline of the health of Sumner Redstone has a been a hot topic in the news due to his control of CBS and Viacom, two of the largest players in mass media. However, the aging billionaire recently began to...
Rank this Week: 98

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Muhammad v. Virginia, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11153 (WD VA, Feb. 1, 2016), a Virginia federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Nation of Islam inmate's complaint that the common fare diet does not comply with his religious…
  • Feb 7

    Nevada Democratic Caucuses Pose Problems For Sabbath Observer

    Nevada Democratic Caucuses Pose Problems For Sabbath Observer
    After this week's New Hampshire primaries, the presidential candidates move to Nevada and South Carolina.  As reported last week by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Democratic caucuses in Nevada are on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 11:00…
  • Feb 6

    Suit Over Religious Themed Donor Plaque Dismissed After School Removes All Plaque

    Suit Over Religious Themed Donor Plaque Dismissed After School Removes All Plaque
    Last year, Michael Lucas, an alumnus of the Colorado School of Mines, filed suit against the school after it rejected the text he chose for a donor plaque. The school's fundraising campaign for a new Athletic Complex allowed donors to…
Rank this Week: 37

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 7

    The Big Winner In Today's Super Bowl: The California Tax Man

    The Big Winner In Today's Super Bowl: The California Tax Man
    Forbes, California Taxes Will Eat Up All Of Cam Newton's Super Bowl Earnings: Remember when Peyton Manning paid New Jersey nearly $47,000 in taxes two years ago on his Super Bowl earnings of $46,000? Manning has nothing on the state taxes…
  • Feb 7

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's, with some minor reshuffling within the Top 5: [346 Downloads] Conservation Easements and the Valuation Conundrum, by Nancy McLaughlin (Utah) [268 Downloads]…
  • Feb 7

    Chronicle Of Higher Education:Do Evangelical Christian Colleges Have A Diversity Problem?

    Chronicle Of Higher Education:Do Evangelical Christian Colleges Have A Diversity Problem?
    Following up on my January 27 post, Does Diversity Look Different At A Christian University?: Chronicle of Higher Education, Evangelical Colleges’ Diversity Problem: Wheaton College’s move last month to fire one of its tenured professors,…
Rank this Week: 22

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

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/
Rank this Week: 915

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Feb 7

    Ninth Circuit Resolves Two of the Facebook Sponsored Stories Lawsuit

    Ninth Circuit Resolves Two of the Facebook Sponsored Stories Lawsuit
    The litigation over Facebook’s sponsored stories occurred what seems like eons ago. Recently, the last of it wrapped up (although the latest ruling is the subject of a petition for rehearing en banc). It generated lots of blog fodder,…
  • Feb 4

    Google Can Derive Undisclosed Economic Benefits From CAPTCHAs–Rojas-Lozano v. Google

    Google Can Derive Undisclosed Economic Benefits From CAPTCHAs–Rojas-Lozano v. Google
    This lawsuit alleges that Google benefits unfairly from consumers’ responses to Google’s CAPTCHA. Plaintiff, a Massachusetts resident, responded to a two word CAPTCHA prompt when signing up for a Gmail accout. She alleged that…
  • Feb 1

    Top 10 Internet Law Developments of 2015 (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Top 10 Internet Law Developments of 2015 (Forbes Cross-Post)
    I’m pleased to present my annual list of top Internet Law developments from the past year. As the years go by, increasingly the most important Internet Law developments/crackdowns are occurring internationally, but I tried to focus on…
Rank this Week: 167

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 7

    When a Disunited Europe Meets Transnational Terrorism

    When a Disunited Europe Meets Transnational Terrorism
    Editor's Note: The 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris highlighted not only the terrorist threat to Europe, but also the many European failings in intelligence and border security. Marc Hecker of the French Institute for International…
  • Feb 6

    Army Combat Exercise in Hawaii Plays Down Cyber Threat

    Army Combat Exercise in Hawaii Plays Down Cyber Threat
    In a recent visit to PACOM with other Stanford colleagues, we had the chance to observe an Army brigade combat team exercise.  This exercise involved an opposing force that was operating under free-play conditions—that is, the…
  • Feb 6

    Terrorism Taxonomy: Gil Avriel’s “Civilitary Theory”

    Terrorism Taxonomy: Gil Avriel’s “Civilitary Theory”
    As Jack noted earlier this week, the new issue of the Harvard National Security Law Journal (for which Jack, Bobby, Ben and I serve as advisors) contains a number of ground-breaking articles, including pieces by Lawfare’s own Ashley…
Rank this Week: 180

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 7

    The Fatso Chronicle

    The Fatso Chronicle
    Another op-ed about fat shaming graces the pages of the paper of record, because . . . we’re a nation of overweight people and we want to stop feeling badly about it.  It’s now a thing, called “fat shaming,” and…
  • Feb 7

    Who’s To Blame For Reform’s Two “Hostages”

    Who’s To Blame For Reform’s Two “Hostages”
    It must hurt sometimes.  It’s not that the reforms will do much to change federal criminal law or practice, as they’re tepid at best. That won’t prevent the New York Times from throwing a party. An opportunity to pass…
  • Feb 7

    LeGrier’s Killer Tries Tactical Chutzpah*

    LeGrier’s Killer Tries Tactical Chutzpah*
    Off the top, one thing is certain: The factual allegations in support of Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo’s claim is completely incredible: After Rialmo stepped into the front door of the building, LeGrier came “barging”…
Rank this Week: 35