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WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

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  • Nov 10

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

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform
    With Republicans gaining control of Congress after the midterm elections, Speaker of the House John Boehner insists that President Barack Obama could get “burned” if he uses executive action to move forward on immigration reform…
  • Jan 13

    Wash U Expert: Commitment to free speech doesn’t justify lashing out at innocent

    Wash U Expert: Commitment to free speech doesn’t justify lashing out at innocent
    A commitment to free speech doesn’t justify lashing out at innocent people, says a First Amendment expert at Washington University in St. Louis, in the wake of the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in…
  • Dec 30

    Most read stories of 2014: In the classroom and the community​​

    Most read stories of 2014: In the classroom and the community​​
    In 2014, Washington University in St. Louis continued to play a major role in the St. Louis community. This summer marked the debut of the $80 million Lofts of Washington University, which brought student apartments, a 24-hour diner and a…
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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
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Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 234

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    DUI 1st Offense in Michgan - Not the end of your World

    DUI 1st Offense in Michgan - Not the end of your World
    As a Michigan DUI and driver's license restoration lawyer, I handle the whole gamut of drunk driving and driver's license related work, from 1st, 2nd and 3rd (felony) drinking and driving offenses, to restoring driver's licenses for people…
  • Jan 30

    So you want to win back your Drivers License?

    So you want to win back your Drivers License?
    Every day, pretty much everything I do is DUI and driver's license related. In some DUI cases, I meet with people who are in the middle of a troubled relationship to alcohol. A man called my office the other day...
  • Jan 26

    What went Wrong with your Driver's License Appeal?

    What went Wrong with your Driver's License Appeal?
    "Do-it-yourself" is a great idea when it comes to some things, but it's a recipe for disaster when it comes to others. A "do-it-yourself" driver's license restoration appeal is usually a disaster. As a Michigan driver's…
Rank this Week: 607

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

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jan 24

    2015.27: Stalin is Smiling

    2015.27: Stalin is Smiling
    I don’t think I’d heard of Brad Spangler before today, when this popped up in my feed reader: The following message was posted on Facebook, allegedly from Brad Spangler, and I find it difficult to believe. If someone out there…
  • Jan 23

    2015.26: Standard Disclaimers Always Apply

    2015.26: Standard Disclaimers Always Apply
    “Let me state boldly; I am against sexual assault. But…” “I am against revenge porn. But…” “I am not a supporter of crime or criminals.…” Of course you are against all the bad things.…
  • Jan 20

    2015.25: Deceivers and Truth-Teller

    2015.25: Deceivers and Truth-Teller
    The question comes up time and again: should lawyers portray the legal system as some wish it were, or as it really is? Those who think we should portray the legal system as they wish it were—an accurate instrument for … Continue…
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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Jan 24

    Study: Mobile driving international social media growth

    Study: Mobile driving international social media growth
    The growth of mobile is having a huge impact on the growth of Internet and social media use worldwide. While Web traffic from laptops and desktop computers grew 13 percent, traffic from mobile devices and tablets grew 56 percent. This from…
  • Jan 24

    South Carolina ban of social media use by state employees is nut

    South Carolina ban of social media use by state employees is nut
    Cassie Cope (@cassielcope), reporting for Columbia’s daily, The State, reports that the State of South Carolina is banning the use of all social media by state workers. The ban is pursuant to a new code of conduct to take effect this…
  • Jan 23

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Breaches and the Board Room, Metrics in Law, Bankruptcy Court

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Breaches and the Board Room, Metrics in Law, Bankruptcy Court
    It’s time to call it a week and close up shop and call it a week, but before then, and even before the Top 10—be sure to check out Zosha’s piece today on the President’s four big cyber security priorities. And…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Jan 24

    "Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol"

    "Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol"
    Lyle Denniston has this report at ScotusBlog, commenting on Friday's grants of certiorari: Because the Court did not rewrite the questions spelled out in the inmates’ petition, it may be assumed that it intends to review all of them.…
  • Jan 23

    Hughes on Decriminalization and Stigma

    Hughes on Decriminalization and Stigma
    Jula Hughes (University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law) has posted From Abortions to Sex Work: What Decriminalization Can Teach Us About Stigma in Criminal Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper pursues the idea that decriminalization…
  • Jan 23

    Ruben on Prosecutors Reading Inmate-Attorney Email

    Ruben on Prosecutors Reading Inmate-Attorney Email
    Brandon Parker Ruben has posted Should the Medium Affect the Message? Legal and Ethical Implications of Prosecutors Reading Inmate-Attorney Email (Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The attorney-client privilege…
Rank this Week: 167

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    The Cold Winds of Workers' Comp Reform Are Blowing in Wisconsin

    The Cold Winds of Workers' Comp Reform Are Blowing in Wisconsin
    Today's post is shared brom Bob Wilson at workerscompenstion.com I have it on excellent authority that major changes to the Wisconsin workers’ compensation system will be proposed with the release of the state’s budget bill on…
  • Jan 24

    A Video Interview Of Benjamin Marcus: The History of Workers' Compensation

    A Video Interview Of Benjamin Marcus: The History of Workers' Compensation
    Attorney Benjamin Marcus, the 1946 founding president of NACCA (The National Association of Compensation Claimants Attorneys), was interviewed by attorneys: N. Michael Rucka, Karen Spencer, Timothy Bott and Roy Portenga. The interview took…
  • Jan 24

    Big Whistleblower Predictions for 2015

    Big Whistleblower Predictions for 2015
    Today's ost is shaed from blogs.wsj.com/About a year ago, we ran a post positing that 2014 would be huge for corporate whistleblowers on a number of fronts. The experts with whom we spoke then hit the nail on the head: every prediction came…
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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jan 24

    "Same-Sex Marriage Likely, Not Guaranteed, Law School Profs Predict"

    "Same-Sex Marriage Likely, Not Guaranteed, Law School Profs Predict"
    "Same-Sex Marriage Likely, Not Guaranteed, Law School Profs Predict": This article appeared earlier this week in The Harvard Crimson.
  • Jan 24

    "Why Adnan Syed of 'Serial' Should Have Pleaded Guilty"

    "Why Adnan Syed of 'Serial' Should Have Pleaded Guilty"
    "Why Adnan Syed of 'Serial' Should Have Pleaded Guilty": Law professor JaneAnne Murray had this op-ed in yesterday's edition of The New York Times.
  • Jan 24

    "Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?"

    "Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?"
    "Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?" Michael McGough has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times. And at "The Volokh Conspiracy," Eugene Volokh has a post titled "No, bakeries don't have to take orders for cakes that say 'God…
Rank this Week: 48

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 24

    The Forecasting Power of Consumer Attitudes for Consumer Spending

    The Forecasting Power of Consumer Attitudes for Consumer Spending
    Working Paper No. 14-10 by Michelle L. Barnes and Giovanni P. Olivei 2014 Series “The widely studied Reuters/Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment is constructed from the answers to five questions from the more comprehensive…
  • Jan 24

    Economic Policy Uncertainty and Risk Spillovers in the Eurozone

    Economic Policy Uncertainty and Risk Spillovers in the Eurozone
    Bernal, Oscar and Gnabo, Jean-Yves and Guilmin, Grégory, Economic Policy Uncertainty and Risk Spillovers in the Eurozone (January 22, 2015). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2554046 “This paper focuses on…
  • Jan 24

    Education Rights and Wrong

    Education Rights and Wrong
    Heise, Michael, Education Rights and Wrongs: Publicly Funded Vouchers, State Constitutions, and Education Death Spirals (November 1, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2554070 “Professor Julie Mead considers…
Rank this Week: 18

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 71

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    District Court Invalidates Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    District Court Invalidates Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    In Searcy v. Strange, (SD AL, Jan. 23, 2015), an Alabama federal district court invalidated Alabama statutory and constitutonal provisions that bar same-sex marriage.  The court found that the provisions are unconstitutional under the…
  • Jan 24

    California Judicial Ethics Code Changed To Bar Judges From Membership In Boy Scout

    California Judicial Ethics Code Changed To Bar Judges From Membership In Boy Scout
    As reported by the Los Angeles Times, on Wednesday, the California Supreme Court approved a recommendation of an ethics advisory committee to strengthen the prohibition in California Code of Judicial Ethics, Sec. 2.C. that prohibits judges…
  • Jan 24

    Police Sued For Requiring Muslim Woman To Remove Hijab While Being Booked

    Police Sued For Requiring Muslim Woman To Remove Hijab While Being Booked
    The Detroit News reports on a lawsuit filed Thursday in a Michigan federal district court by a Muslim woman who was required by Dearborn Heights (MI) police to remove her hijab while she was being booked on a traffic misdemeanor charge.…
Rank this Week: 49

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    China VIEs: A Bibliography From The Last Few Day

    China VIEs: A Bibliography From The Last Few Day
    The recent news about China VIEs has thrown many (most?) China lawyers into a bit of a tizzy. We all know that what is happening is complicated and important and we are all scrambling to figure it all out, knowing that whatever we conclude…
  • Jan 22

    China VIEs Are Dead. Done. Over. Stick A Fork In Them.

    China VIEs Are Dead. Done. Over. Stick A Fork In Them.
    January 19, 2015 marks the date of the death of the VIE investment structure in China. The death blow was dealt by the PRC State Council itself, the highest authority on such matters in China. Now that the issue is settled, we can all move on…
  • Jan 20

    How To Get A China Business Visa

    How To Get A China Business Visa
    Our China lawyers are often asked China visa questions and unless they are particularly complicated or legalistic, we typically refer these questions out to China visa specialists. It is always surprising to us how little good…
Rank this Week: 161

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: 120

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    A California Stem Cell Mystery is Solved

    A California Stem Cell Mystery is Solved
    The California stem cell agency today cleared up one of the mysteries involving next Thursday’s meeting of its governing board and likely action on a training program. The agency last Saturday posted the agenda for the meeting that…
  • Jan 23

    The California Stem Cell Agency and Its Unnecessary Mysterie

    The California Stem Cell Agency and Its Unnecessary Mysterie
    For the second month in a row, the California stem cell agency, which sits on top of $3 billion in taxpayer cash, is playing a mystery game with the public. Coming up next Thursday is a meeting of the 29-member board of the agency. These…
  • Jan 23

    Webinar Now Available on Fast-Track Plan to Hand Out $1 Billion in California Stem Cell Cash

    Webinar Now Available on Fast-Track Plan to Hand Out $1 Billion in California Stem Cell Cash
    The ins-and-outs of CIRM 2.0 – at least some of them – are explained by the CEO of the California stem cell agency, Randy Mills, in a Webinar now available on the agency’s Web site.The Webinar includes presentation slides…
Rank this Week: 581

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Automotive Engineering Expert Witness & NTSB Investigation

    Automotive Engineering Expert Witness & NTSB Investigation
    An automotive engineering expert witness testified this week in the federal lawsuit two Minnesota families brought against Toyota. While the Koua Fong Lee and the Trice-Adams families argue that a defect with Lee’s Camry caused a…
  • Jan 20

    Child Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Case Against Texas Teacher

    Child Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Case Against Texas Teacher
    Psychologist and child abuse expert witness Dr. William L Carter testified in the Waco, TX, case against Sergio Bezerra. The former Waco Baptist Academy teacher was convicted of abusing two students in 2008 and was sentenced to 80 years in…
  • Jan 17

    Handwriting Expert Witness On Forensic Document Examination

    Handwriting Expert Witness On Forensic Document Examination
    In When is a Handwriting Expert Not a Handwriting Expert? handwriting expert witness Dennis Ryan of Applied Forensics, LLC, writes: A handwriting expert is not a handwriting expert when they are called on to examine aspects of a document…
Rank this Week: 368

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 24

    Attraction in Biological Family

    Attraction in Biological Family
    From NY Magazine: In the late '80s, the founder of a support group for adopted children who had recently reconnected with their biological relatives coined the term “Genetic Sexual Attraction” (GSA) to describe the intense romantic and…
  • Jan 24

    Nebraska’s Child Support Guideline

    Nebraska’s Child Support Guideline
    From Omaha World-Herald: Many noncustodial parents would see a reduction in their monthly financial obligations under proposed updates to Nebraska’s child support guidelines. The across-the-board recommendations of a special state…
  • Jan 23

    First Same-Sex Divorce in KY

    First Same-Sex Divorce in KY
    From The Courier-Journal: Despite a Kentucky law that bars the recognition of gay marriages performed where they are legal, a Jefferson Family Court judge has granted the state's first same-sex divorce. In the first ruling of its kind in…
Rank this Week: 258

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jan 24

    Supreme Court expands judges’ discriminatory organization membership ban

    Supreme Court expands judges’ discriminatory organization membership ban
    We’ve noted that the Supreme Court has many non-case-related responsibilities.  One of those is the constitutionally required job of adopting a Code of Judicial Ethics.  (See article VI, section 18(m).)  The Code provides…
  • Jan 23

    Summary of January 21, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of January 21, 2015 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Jan 23

    Summary of January 21, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of January 21, 2015 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
Rank this Week: 877

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/
  • Jan 24

    Law School Centers: The Good, the Not-So-Bad, and the Largely Unknown

    Law School Centers: The Good, the Not-So-Bad, and the Largely Unknown
    I teach at a law school that does not have any centers. When I arrived, I noticed this and tried to change it. There is currently a large sign on my door that reads, “Future Home of the Wake Forest Constitutional Law Center.” Last spring,…
  • Jan 24

    Game theory post 4 of N: extensive form games, a deep dive

    Game theory post 4 of N: extensive form games, a deep dive
    How about some Saturday game theory over brunch? The one-round strategic form games of the previous post are the simplest possible presentation of some actual game theory. Now I want to put on my political scientist hat and dig into a…
  • Jan 23

    JOTWELL: Leong on Rush on geographic diversity

    JOTWELL: Leong on Rush on geographic diversity
    The new Courts Law essay comes from Nancy Leong (Denver), reviewing Sharon E. Rush's Federalism, Diversity, Bias, and Article III (Missouri L. Rev.), which explores the role of geographic diversity in the federal judiciary.
Rank this Week: 42

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”
    The Nebraska Supreme Court reminds us in Steinhausen v. Homeservices of Nebraska, 289 Neb. 927 (Neb. 2015) that rhetorical hyperbole is not actionable as defamation. I can assure you that total idiots nationwide will fail to get the memo. In…
  • Jan 24

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham
    Audrey Dunham is comedian Jeff Dunham’s new (vintage 2012) wife. Before she married him, she was Audrey Murdick. Jeff’s ex-wife is Paige Dunham. Paige is accused of registering AudreyDunham.com, AudreyDunham.net, AudreyDunham.us…
  • Jan 20

    Hey, CNN: Cowardice is Not Tolerance – Nous Sommes Charlie

    Hey, CNN: Cowardice is Not Tolerance – Nous Sommes Charlie
    Guest post by Dr. Marty Klein The first issue published by Charlie Hebdo after a dozen staff members were assassinated is out. Instead of the typical print run of 50,000, they printed (and sold) three million copies. Newsworthy? Of course.…
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nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jan 24

    Just because you are paranoid…

    Just because you are paranoid…
    … doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to get you. The MoJ and Legal Aid Agency have put out a leaflet on Legal aid and “Help for people at risk of losing their home“. The trouble is that that it doesn’t…
  • Jan 24

    Qualification criteria and allocations: An outlier?

    Qualification criteria and allocations: An outlier?
    In R(Hillsden) v Epping Forest DC [2015] EWHC 98 (Admin), McCloskey J held the council’s allocation scheme valid in circumstances which, I must say, did not seem propitious to the council.  The council’s new…
  • Jan 17

    Disrepair damages update

    Disrepair damages update
    With very grateful thanks to Beatrice Prevatt’s annual disrepair update in the December 2014/January 2015 Legal Action, here is a bumper pack of County Court cases and settled cases on damages for disrepair. Armes v Wheel Property Co…
Rank this Week: 389

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    Injury Crash On Interstate 15 Near Fort Hall

    Injury Crash On Interstate 15 Near Fort Hall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Jan 24

    Slick Conditions NB I15 Between Fort Hall and Blackfoot

    Slick Conditions NB I15 Between Fort Hall and Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Jan 24

    Fatal Crash in Middleton

    Fatal Crash in Middleton
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
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Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jan 24

    FEDERAL WIRE AND MAIL FRAUD CHARGES USED TO BEEF UP INDICTMENTS

    FEDERAL WIRE AND MAIL FRAUD CHARGES USED TO BEEF UP INDICTMENTS
    Federal prosecutors often use charges of mail fraud and wire fraud to add onto indictments alleging other complex, substantive crimes. This devious strategy is often used […]
  • Jan 22

    FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS INCREASING FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD

    FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS INCREASING FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD
    Whenever we are contacted by potential clients who have been contacted by federal investigators our immediate advice is that they do not speak to investigators until […]
  • Jan 21

    WILLFUL IGNORANCE NO DEFENSE FOR FEDERAL MONEY LAUNDERING

    WILLFUL IGNORANCE NO DEFENSE FOR FEDERAL MONEY LAUNDERING
    Money laundering prosecutions have escalated over the past decade with some devastating effects. Individuals and businesses who have handled “dirty money” can be charged and convicted […]
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Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 24

    China's draft Foreign Investment Law and VIEs: one more point

    China's draft Foreign Investment Law and VIEs: one more point
    I want to add one more point about VIEs to my post from yesterday on the draft Foreign Investment Law (FIL) (it was late and I forgot to include it before hitting the "Publish" button). Let's not forget that as...
  • Jan 23

    Comments on China's draft Foreign Investment Law

    Comments on China's draft Foreign Investment Law
    On January 19th, China’s Ministry of Com...
  • Jan 23

    Jonathan Ocko

    Jonathan Ocko
    I am deeply saddened to announce that Jonathan Ocko, a good friend and a leader in the Chinese law community, passed away suddenly yesterday, apparently of a heart attack. Jonathan was a good friend and mentor not only to me,...
Rank this Week: 575

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    Justice Canada Report on Federal Investment in Criminal Legal Aid

    Justice Canada Report on Federal Investment in Criminal Legal Aid
    In the most recent Weekly Checklist of federal government publications,  there is a link to a recent report written for Justice Canada by the research firm Prairie Research Associates entitled Maximizing the federal investment in…
  • Jan 24

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Honing Interpersonal Skill

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Honing Interpersonal Skill
    Last month, the international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) held a "Twitter Chat" on soft skills like interpersonal communication and professional relationships.The conversation on Twitter covered…
  • Jan 22

    Special Libraries Association Series on Tasks for Modern Info Pro

    Special Libraries Association Series on Tasks for Modern Info Pro
    The SLA (Special Libraries Association) published a report in 2013 called The Evolving Value of Information Management that identified 12 key tasks that information professionals must develop. The President of the SLA and other association…
Rank this Week: 515

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The first questions for you to determine are whether the condition of the bus steps at the point where plaintiff fell were such that the common carrier, through its employer, the bus driver, should have reasonably anticipated unusual danger…
  • Jan 18

    After the examination, the patient was put to bed...cont

    After the examination, the patient was put to bed...cont
    On the trial of the issue joined the jury returned a special finding that in 1862 the insured fell from a tree, was injured, but not seriously, and that its effects passed away without subsequently affecting her health. The fact that the…
  • Jan 16

    After the examination, the patient was put to bed...cont

    After the examination, the patient was put to bed...cont
    On the evening of February 21, 1884, the insured took at his own house a lesson in fencing, with foils. His body was protected by a thickly-padded buckskin jacket, fitting closely and high about his neck, and his face was shielded by a visor,…
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InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    P&C Files: That's *NOT* How It Works!

    P&C Files: That's *NOT* How It Works!
    [click pic to embiggen][Hat Tip: DoIB Sarah S]Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Jan 23

    Flashback Friday

    Flashback Friday
    Our 2nd ever post here was a recap of the "Top Insurance Swindlers" of Ought-four. It was a rogues gallery that included a "greedy granny" and an arsonist pastor, among others (no mention of the apocryphal cigar owner). In fact, you'll notice…
  • Jan 22

    Obamacare with Thin Crust or Thick?

    Obamacare with Thin Crust or Thick?
    Next time you order a pizza think about Obamacare. The same folks that brought us lower health insurance premiums and better coverage are helping us make better choices when it comes to pizza.The FDA finalized an Obamacare-mandated rule in…
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New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjurylawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Authority (MABSTOA)....cont

    Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Authority (MABSTOA)....cont
    JCI's contention that there are issues of fact as to the MTA defendants' negligence is unpersuasive. Although JCI contends that the MTA defendants had the authority to stop work, the authority to stop work for safety reasons is insufficient…
  • Jan 22

    Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Authority (MABSTOA)....cont

    Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Authority (MABSTOA)....cont
    The court rejects the MTA defendants' and JCI's contention that there is an issue of fact as to whether the rope provided adequate protection in light of the elevation-related risks presented by JF's work. Contrary to the MTA defendants' and…
  • Jan 20

    Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Authority (MABSTOA)....cont

    Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Authority (MABSTOA)....cont
    On August 19, 2009, JF commenced this action against the MTA defendants and FS, JCI's subcontractor on the renovation project. Subsequently, the MTA defendants brought a third-party action against JCI, the general contractor, seeking…
Rank this Week: 919

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Money Laundering in New York

    Money Laundering in New York
    Money laundering statutes make it a crime to transfer money derived from almost any criminal activity (including organized crime, white-collar offenses, and drug transactions) into seemingly legitimate channels, in an attempt to disguise the…
  • Jan 22

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree...cont

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree...cont
    Health care criminal fraud in the fourth degree under New York Penal Law S 177.10 states that: A person is guilty of health care fraud in the fourth degree when such person, on one or more occasions, commits the...
  • Jan 20

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree
    Fraud is stealing, which is a crime, and it is a crime that affects everyone. When people commit health care fraud crimes, those actions contribute to rising costs of health care. Reducing health care fraud and abuse can help contain...
Rank this Week: 595

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 24

    Loser-pays provision in 2011 Texas legal reform

    Loser-pays provision in 2011 Texas legal reform
    HB 274’s motion-to-dismiss/fee-shifting provision is getting more use than some foresaw at the time [Angela Morris, Texas Lawyer, quoting Austin attorney David Chamberlain] Tweet Tags: loser pays, Texas Loser-pays provision in 2011…
  • Jan 24

    NYC: ADA complaint mill could close punk-rock landmark

    NYC: ADA complaint mill could close punk-rock landmark
    “Manitoba’s, one of the last punk rock dive bars in New York’s East Village, owned by former Dictators frontman “Handsome Dick” Manitoba, could be headed for a premature end. Its would-be executioner is not…
  • Jan 23

    Assumption of risk, wrestling, and “Skull Von Krush”

    Assumption of risk, wrestling, and “Skull Von Krush”
    A man who performed under the name “Skull Von Krush” is now a plaintiff in a suit seeking class-action status that claims pro wrestling hid the dangers of concussion [Associated Press/Asbury Park Press] Tweet Tags: assumption of…
Rank this Week: 25

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jan 24

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!
    Congratulations to the Photo Attorney® blog readers who won free packages from Search My Images: 1st Place – Kalliope Amorphous 2nd Place – Ron Schmidt 3rd Place – David Oppenheimer Thanks…
  • Jan 22

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!
    Once an infringer realizes that you have discovered the infringement, the infringer will try to get rid of its evidence . You likely will need that information later. Fortunately, you can take several steps to gather evidence of the…
  • Jan 13

    Win a Free Package from SearchMyImages.com

    Win a Free Package from SearchMyImages.com
    Want to know who is using your images online? Now there is an easy way to check. Search My Images is an image tracking service that keeps copyright owners informed about where and how their images are being used online. Now you can stop your…
Rank this Week: 685

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Florida Truck Crashes Occur Because Truckers Fail to Do These Thing

    Florida Truck Crashes Occur Because Truckers Fail to Do These Thing
    There are many things that people do while driving that causes Florida truck crashes, such as texting while driving. However, there are many things truck drivers fail to do that can just as easily cause a crash. These things include: Failing…
  • Jan 18

    What to Do When My Boss Wants Me to Return to Work After My Workplace Injury in Florida

    What to Do When My Boss Wants Me to Return to Work After My Workplace Injury in Florida
    If you have suffered an injury on the job that required you to be off of work, you probably received workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. During this time, you will be treated by a physician and you may have received surgery,…
  • Jan 14

    When a Space Heater Leads to a Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    When a Space Heater Leads to a Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    It is a sad reality, but no winter season goes without tragedies caused by malfunctioning space heaters. Unfortunately, defective space heaters have been the cause of many house fires and fatalities during the winter months. While people are…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • Jan 24

    UNCLOS on Trial in the South China Sea

    UNCLOS on Trial in the South China Sea
    The latest installation of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative covers several recent developments in the region, including China and Japan’s progress towards an East China Sea crisis mechanism, Japan’s new record defense…
  • Jan 24

    New Addition to Lawfare’s Roster: Herb Lin

    New Addition to Lawfare’s Roster: Herb Lin
    I’m delighted to announce that Herb Lin has joined Lawfare as a contributing editor. Herb has actually been writing for us for a while, so he needs little introduction to Lawfare reader. He is currently a senior research…
  • Jan 24

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #107: Tanvi Madan on the Future of the US-India Relationship

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #107: Tanvi Madan on the Future of the US-India Relationship
    With President Barack Obama on his way to India early next week, we asked Tanvi Madan, Fellow and Director of the India Project here at Brookings, onto the podcast to preview Obama’s trip and discuss what we can expect from the…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Jan 24

    Plan to add human traffickers to sex offender list advance

    Plan to add human traffickers to sex offender list advance
    1-24-2015 South Dakota: PIERRE — A proposal that would require convicted human traffickers to register as sex offenders would help fight a dangerous threat to the state, Attorney General Marty Jackley told a Senate committee on Thursday…
  • Jan 24

    New Oklahoma Bills affecting state sex offender

    New Oklahoma Bills affecting state sex offender
    1-24-2015 Oklahoma: It appears there are 29 new bills affecting something to do with sex offenses and or offenders, of those 6 (six) are problematic. They are:HB-1615 Motor vehicles; directing the Department of Public Safety to issue…
  • Jan 22

    Bronx Pols Call for Ban on Sex Offenders at Family Homeless Shelter

    Bronx Pols Call for Ban on Sex Offenders at Family Homeless Shelter
    1-22-2015 New York: A group of politicians on Friday will call for a ban on sex offenders from family homeless shelters after a child molester and a rapist were found to be living in a Bronx facility. State Senator Jeff Klein has drafted a…
Rank this Week: 19

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jan 24

    Soaked Serenade of the Seas Suffers Major Power Loss to Cabin

    Soaked Serenade of the Seas Suffers Major Power Loss to Cabin
    Cruise passengers are saying that the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas, in New Orleans, suffered a major power loss today. A passenger says that the cruise ship was partially flooded during a heavy rain storm. The Coast Guard says a…
  • Jan 22

    The Cruise Industry's Internet Travel Troll

    The Cruise Industry's Internet Travel Troll
    Every year or so, a travel agent with a blog will take it upon himself to level personal insults against us in a half-baked effort to defend the cruise industry.  One year ago, Richard Turen, a CLIA-certified travel agent, criticized me…
  • Jan 20

    What's Worse? Royal Caribbean's Safety or Public Relations Department?

    What's Worse? Royal Caribbean's Safety or Public Relations Department?
    The bizarre story of the overboard Royal Caribbean passenger being rescued by the Disney Magic near Cozumel is still trending.  Everyone who's cruised or is thinking of cruising has by now read at least one story about the 22 year-old…
Rank this Week: 85

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    I guess it's not so secret any more

    I guess it's not so secret any more
    Thomas Danziger and George Lederman at artnet:  New York DA Launches Secret Art Sales Tax Investigation.  With helpful advice on what to do if you get a call.
  • Jan 24

    "The numbers don’t lie."

    "The numbers don’t lie."
    "At New York’s Museum of Modern Art, 24 of 1,221 works by Pablo Picasso in the institution’s permanent collection can currently be seen by visitors. Just one of California conceptual artist Ed Ruscha’s 145 pieces is on view.…
  • Jan 24

    Denial of Cert in Norton Simon Case

    Denial of Cert in Norton Simon Case
    The Art Newspaper's Laura Gilbert has the story here.  The usual excellent analysis from Nicholas O'Donnell here.  Previous coverage here.
Rank this Week: 318

the (new) legal writer

the (new) legal writer

A collection of resources for lawyers, who write. By Raymond Ward.

http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/
  • Jan 24

    Why we are blind to our own typo

    Why we are blind to our own typo
    Here is an interesting article by Nick Stockton explaining why it’s so hard to catch our own typos. He ends with a hint that most of us already know: when proofreading, print a hard copy and edit by hand. One...
  • Jan 1

    Banished word

    Banished word
    Lake Superior State University has released its 40th annual list of banished words, including commentary from some of the folks who nominated them. Check them out, and resolve to not use or misuse them in 2015.
  • Dec 1

    Less is more. Really.

    Less is more. Really.
    If you really have the goods, modesty is more effective than piling it on. Mark Herrmann explains this principle.
Rank this Week: 978

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Covers business strategy for law firms, legal marketing, attorney business development, law firm marketing plans, and work/life balance for attorneys. By David Lorenzo.

http://www.rainmakerlawyer.com/site/index/
  • Jan 24

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo
    We are excited to announce two outstanding new development experiences with Dave Lorenzo.Valtimax Revenue Revolution This full day seminar is designed to help you boost your law firm revenue in just one day. Join Dave Lorenzo as he presents…
  • May 4

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York
    David Lorenzo, chairman of the LegalMax® Leadership Roundtable and founder of Rainmaker Lawyer® Consulting will conduct a comprehensive strategic retreat to address the most pressing issues facing law firm leaders today. This…
  • Apr 16

    Wow. That Was Fast.

    Wow. That Was Fast.
    “Are you serious about taking control of your future?” This was the question being posed to me by the guy across the table. “Yes” I answered timidly. “Then you need to learn how to get tings done…
Rank this Week: 886

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    The Nonhuman Rights Project-New York Case

    The Nonhuman Rights Project-New York Case
    The Nonhuman Rights Project says it is the only organization working through the common law to achieve actual LEGAL rights for members of species other than our own.  Their mission is to change the common law status of at least some…
  • Jan 24

    New Online Resource Available for Your Clients: Publication 5187, Health Care Law: What’s New for Individuals & Familie

    New Online Resource Available for Your Clients: Publication 5187, Health Care Law: What’s New for Individuals & Familie
    Publication 5187 provides information to help you and your clients understand the Affordable Care Act and its effect on their taxes. This publication explains how taxpayers satisfy the individual shared responsibility provision by…
  • Jan 22

    Federal Complaint against Sheldon Silver

    Federal Complaint against Sheldon Silver
    US v. Sheldon Silver Complaint.pdf The criminal complaint filed against the speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver.  Related articles Federal prosecutors state their case against Sheldon Silver (bizjournals.com) Sheldon…
Rank this Week: 407

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 24

    News Profile: “Tribal Payday Lenders Get Comeuppance”

    News Profile: “Tribal Payday Lenders Get Comeuppance”
    Here. From the FTC press release: Two payday lending companies have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated the law by charging consumers undisclosed and inflated fees. Under the proposed settlement, AMG Services, Inc. and…
  • Jan 23

    Wisconsin Gov. Walker Refuses to Concur in Menominee Milwaukee Casino Proposal

    Wisconsin Gov. Walker Refuses to Concur in Menominee Milwaukee Casino Proposal
    Here. Of note, the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s report on the proposal is here.
  • Jan 23

    NARF: “The impact of Holt v. Hobbs on Native American inmates”

    NARF: “The impact of Holt v. Hobbs on Native American inmates”
    Here. An excerpt: Holt holds that this approach is wrong.  Much like Knight, the Arkansas prison officials in Holtfeared safety and security issues and ignored the successful measures taken by the vast majority of prison systems to…
Rank this Week: 285

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 28