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WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

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

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

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform
    With Republicans gaining control of Congress after the midterm elections, Speaker of the House John Boehner insists that President Barack Obama could get “burned” if he uses executive action to move forward on immigration reform…
  • Jul 31

    WashU Expert: DOJ report on St. Louis County Family Court raises new concerns about discrimination

    WashU Expert: DOJ report on St. Louis County Family Court raises new concerns about discrimination
    The U.S. Department of Justice released July 31 a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court, alleging racial bias and unfair treatment of black youth, among other accusations. Quinn Mae Quinn, JD, LLM, professor of law and…
  • Jul 14

    Trustees grant faculty promotions, tenure​

    Trustees grant faculty promotions, tenure​
    At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting March 6, the following faculty members were granted tenure or promoted with tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise indicated. Granting of Tenure Daniel Mark Butler, PhD,…
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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 LawyerGoing 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 quantities of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 176

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: 299

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 3

    TRU assistant professor publishes paper on global animal law

    TRU assistant professor publishes paper on global animal law
    Katie Sykes, a law faculty member of Thompson Rivers University, has written a paper that outlines international support for the formation of global animal protectionism. It argues law rather than science played a main role in arriving at two…
  • Jul 31

    Couple can get money from Heydary’s insurance only, not former employee

    Couple can get money from Heydary’s insurance only, not former employee
    A couple who lost $3.6 million lawyer Javad Heydary disappeared are entitled to garnishment from his liability insurance policy — but will have to renounce any claims against three lawyers formerly employed by him, the Court of Appeal…
  • Jul 31

    Legal news roundup - July 31, 2015

    Legal news roundup - July 31, 2015
    Canada B.C. refuses to sign pledge to protect transgender people, Canadian Press Officer who killed himself was RCMP scapegoat, says wife, Canadian Press Reality-show stars face assault, obstruction charges, Canadian Press   United…
Rank this Week: 124

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Aug 2

    August 3, 2015

    August 3, 2015
  • Aug 2

    Veronica Cool: The dating rules of banking

    Veronica Cool: The dating rules of banking
    Over and over I’m asked about loans, regaled with complaints of relationships gone awry — prompting this particular column. Banking doesn’t need to be so complicated and laborious. First, banking is just like dating. You may…
  • Aug 2

    A time and a place to better know your client

    A time and a place to better know your client
    I often get the feeling that my potential family-law clients are looking for friends willing to listen to them talk about their family problems. Or maybe they need a therapist who will assist them in coping with the difficulties of a failed…
Rank this Week: 128

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 45

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Aug 2

    Plaintiff MM was 34 years old on the date of the accident

    Plaintiff MM was 34 years old on the date of the accident
    On December 3, 2008, at the conclusion of the liability phase of a bifurcated trial in this action, arising out of auto accident collision on June 5, 2005, the jury determined that defendants R.W. Express LLC and AW were solely at fault in…
  • Jul 31

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont
    The Finch complaint alleged that the defendants improperly placed the infant in non-kinship foster care; failed to provide federally mandated preventive and reunification services; arbitrarily restricted visits between the infant and his…
  • Jul 29

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont
    The court is also unpersuaded by Army's arguments that "this is essentially a claim for indemnity with defense" and that the defense and breach of contract claims herein are identical and duplicative of those asserted in the underlying…
Rank this Week: 563

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 2

    Marler Clark Hired in Washington Salmonella Outbreak

    Marler Clark Hired in Washington Salmonella Outbreak
    The outbreak of Salmonella infections that may be linked to pork products has grown to 90 cases in several counties around the state. The ongoing outbreak is under investigation by state, local, and federal public health agencies. Illnesses…
  • Aug 1

    Salmonella Pork Outbreak in Snohomish, King, Pierce, Yakima, Clark, Thurston, Mason, Kitsap and Grays Harbor Countie

    Salmonella Pork Outbreak in Snohomish, King, Pierce, Yakima, Clark, Thurston, Mason, Kitsap and Grays Harbor Countie
    The outbreak of Salmonella infections that may be linked to pork products has grown to 90 cases in several counties around the state. The ongoing outbreak is under investigation by state, local, and federal public health agencies. With the…
  • Jul 31

    Texas, Wisconsin and Georgia Restaurants Link in 26 State Cyclospora Outbreak

    Texas, Wisconsin and Georgia Restaurants Link in 26 State Cyclospora Outbreak
    Cilantro from Mexico a suspected source. As of July 30, 2015, the CDC had been notified of 358 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 26 states in 2015. Most (199; 56%) ill persons experienced onset of illness on or after May 1,…
Rank this Week: 101

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

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/
  • Aug 2

    Sex, Drugs and Other Vice

    Sex, Drugs and Other Vice
    I had the great pleasure of participating on a SEALS panel this morning discussing prostitution, prison sex, drugs, sin taxes and vice in general. Perfect material for a Sunday morning, right? Seth Stoughton (South Carolina) organized this…
  • Aug 1

    What I love about SEALS discussion groups...

    What I love about SEALS discussion groups...
    I'm happy to be back on Prawfs blogging this month. I have to admit that I have been on Prawfs a lot less since Danny died, since it reminds me so much of him, but I'm powering through those memories and hopefully I can get through some…
  • Aug 1

    Rotation

    Rotation
    August is upon us, which means that classes and submission season both loom and that it is time to say thanks and goodbye to our July visitors--Jeff, Catherine, Robin, Leigh, and Heather. And it means welcoming our August visitors. Returning…
Rank this Week: 61

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 2

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Two London housing law jobs Edwards Duthie Housing Solicitors/Caseworkers Edwards Duthie is a large, well respected firm with a number of offices in East London and Essex.  Named in the Legal 500, we have a diverse range of both…
  • Aug 2

    Subjective suitability

    Subjective suitability
    Poshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington And Chelsea [2015] EWCA Civ 711 At issue in this second appeal from a s.204 appeal was whether it was reasonable for Ms Poshteh to have refused an offer of accommodation. Both parties agreed that the…
  • Aug 2

    Service charges, costs and the FTT(PC)

    Service charges, costs and the FTT(PC)
    Service charge disputes in the FTT(PC)/LVT are generally regarded as a “no” or “low” costs proceedings. The Tribunals have very limited powers to award costs. In general terms, the FTT(PC) can award unlimited sums in…
Rank this Week: 438

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Aug 2

    Bill Lewinski and the Always Justifiable Police Shooting

    Bill Lewinski and the Always Justifiable Police Shooting
    Photo courtesy of PoliceMag.comThe New York Times has recently run a profile of William J. Lewinski, the psychology professor law enforcement turns to when it needs a justifier for the unjustifiable. It is an interesting look at how police…
  • Jul 18

    The NYPD and Fudged Figure

    The NYPD and Fudged Figure
    What happens when police officers are both evaluated based on a statistical analysis of criminal activity taking place in their precinct and given primary responsibility for keeping track of said activity? Give yourself a gold star if you…
  • Jul 18

    Video of Police Shooting in Gardena Released

    Video of Police Shooting in Gardena Released
    In June 2013, in Gardena, California, local police officers shot unarmed brothers Ricardo Diaz Zeferino and Augustin Reynoso as they stood in front of the officers. Zeferino was killed and Reynoso left with a bullet lodged next to his spine.…
Rank this Week: 318

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 2

    Texas AG indicted on felony fraud charge

    Texas AG indicted on felony fraud charge
    [JURIST] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton [official profile], along with a former state legislator, were indicted on felony securities fraud, it was reported [NY Times report] on Saturday. Officials said that the three-count indictment…
  • Aug 2

    British and French governments warn of global migration crisi

    British and French governments warn of global migration crisi
    [JURIST] The British and French governments have warned in a joint article by British Home Secretary Theresa May [official profile] and French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve [official profile] that the world is facing a…
  • Aug 2

    Closing UN health clinics will have devastating effect, Iraq parliament warn

    Closing UN health clinics will have devastating effect, Iraq parliament warn
    [JURIST] Iraq’s Parliament [official website] on Sunday warned that the UN decision to close many of the country’s health clinics will have a “profound effect” on its people. The parliament announced that the decision…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Aug 2

    The Legal War on Traditional Cable Companies Continue

    The Legal War on Traditional Cable Companies Continue
    Remember Aereo, the company trying to provide select TV programs and movies using alternatives to traditional cable TV programming? That company went bankrupt after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year. A federal court in Los Angeles just…
  • Jul 30

    Contracts for Trophy Hunting A Bad Idea

    Contracts for Trophy Hunting A Bad Idea
    I earlier blogged on an American TV personality's contract to hunt and kill one of the most highly endangered species on earth: a black rhino. That hunt has now been completed at a price tag of $350,000. The asserted reasoning...
  • Jul 29

    Oxford Conference on General Principles of Law

    Oxford Conference on General Principles of Law
    Institute of European and Comparative Law General Principles of Law: European and Comparative Perspectives Celebrating 20 Years of the Institute of European and Comparative Law Friday 25-26 September 2015 St Anne's College Oxford and the…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 159

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 488

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/
  • Aug 2

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 2, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 2, 2015)
    "the potential development of fascism arising at the national level due to the influence of global corporate rule" http://t.co/cbcBLs4Nol— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 26, 2015 "Corporate personhood is not new; but it…
  • Aug 1

    Hey! We're Hiring at The University of Tennessee

    Hey! We're Hiring at The University of Tennessee
    As you may have seen elsewhere already (but just to make it abundantly clear): THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for as many as two full-time, tenure-track faculty…
  • Aug 1

    Halliburton – have we learned nothing?

    Halliburton – have we learned nothing?
    The Halliburton district court finally issued its decision (.pdf) on the plaintiffs’ renewed motion for class certification – and I’m afraid it’s exactly as incoherent as the most pessimistic predictions might have anticipated. The…
Rank this Week: 349

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 721

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: 958

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/
  • Aug 2

    A Short History of Legal Knowledge Management

    A Short History of Legal Knowledge Management
    Earlier this year, Stephen McGarry published an ebook, Leaders in Legal Business, with short essays by many legal market thought leaders. I was honored to write the chapter on legal knowledge management. That chapter is 2000+ words, so longer…
  • Jul 26

    Why Do GCs Pay Lawyer Rates for Document Review in eDiscovery?

    Why Do GCs Pay Lawyer Rates for Document Review in eDiscovery?
    On Thursday, the Second Circuit called into question whether the document review work of contract lawyers in eDiscovery is “legal work”. Read about it in the Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg Business of…
  • Jul 15

    An eDiscovery Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin (Live Post)

    An eDiscovery Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin (Live Post)
    This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description Closing Keynote:  A Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, United States…
Rank this Week: 447

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 225

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 2

    ABA Task Force Punts On Law Student Debt Reform

    ABA Task Force Punts On Law Student Debt Reform
    Following up on last week's post, Harper Calls On ABA To Reject Task Force Report On The Financing of Legal Education: American Lawyer: ABA Task Force Report Dodges Student Debt Reform, by Matt Leichter: In early 2014, the ABA's Task Force on…
  • Aug 2

    Tax Panel Today At SEALS

    Tax Panel Today At SEALS
    The Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2015 Annual Conference concludes today in Boca Raton, FL with this tax panel: Workshop on Tax Law Discussion Group: Tax Policy This discussion group is broadly concerned with issues of taxation.…
  • Aug 2

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new paper debuting on the list at #5: [290 Downloads] Capital Accounts in LLCs and in Partnerships: Powerful Default Rules and Potential Tax…
Rank this Week: 58

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Aug 2

    OP-ED: Legislation will help keep Pa. safe from pedophile

    OP-ED: Legislation will help keep Pa. safe from pedophile
    8-2-15 Pennsylvania, West Virginia: Twelve-year-old Jeremy Bell did not have to die. Especially under such gruesome circumstances — brutally raped and murdered by his elementary school principal in West Virginia. In fact, that pedophile…
  • Aug 1

    Slate Article: The Ridiculous Laws That Put People on the Sex Offender List

    Slate Article: The Ridiculous Laws That Put People on the Sex Offender List
    Slate published a similar series worth reading, see "Listed for Life" which has links to all of the articles.8-12-2014 National: Three maps show states that register people as sex offenders for consensual teenage sex, peeing in…
  • Jul 30

    Testimony over prison time for sex offender who refuses treatment

    Testimony over prison time for sex offender who refuses treatment
    7-30-15 Pennsylvania: By the time Akbar A. Rivera was 17, he'd sexually assaulted two children. Rivera's most recent victim was a 12-year-old girl whom he forced himself upon repeatedly in 2007 while living in south Bethlehem. Because he…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Aug 2

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Pragmatism

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Pragmatism
    Introduction Back in the day (by which I mean the mid-70s through the mid-90s) big normative theories were all the rage in the legal academy. It's hard to be sure, but one suspects that it started with Rawls: when A...
  • Aug 1

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Law, Liberty, & State," edited by Dyzenhaus & Poole

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Law, Liberty, & State," edited by Dyzenhaus & Poole
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Law, Liberty and State: Oakeshott, Hayek and Schmitt on the Rule of Law by David Dyzenhaus & Thomas Poole. Here is a description: Oakeshott, Hayek and Schmitt are associated with a conservative…
  • Aug 1

    Download of the Week: " ‘Abstract Endangerment,’ Two Harm Principles, and Two Routes to Criminalization" by Duff & Marshall

    Download of the Week: " ‘Abstract Endangerment,’ Two Harm Principles, and Two Routes to Criminalization" by Duff & Marshall
    The Download of the Week is ‘Abstract Endangerment,’ Two Harm Principles, and Two Routes to Criminalization by R. A. Duff & S. E. Marshall . Here is the abstract: We need to distinguish, as theorists too often fail to distinguish,...
Rank this Week: 29

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Aug 2

    Wealthy Couple Sentenced To Jail For Obstructing IRS At Audit

    Wealthy Couple Sentenced To Jail For Obstructing IRS At Audit
    "You’re two people who have great talent, who’ve been very successful in life, who I am going to send to prison," Manhattan Federal Court Judge Denise Cote advised Dr. Jeffrey Stein and his wife, Marla Stein, shortly before…
  • Aug 1

    Man Visits 15 Banks Collecting Pennies To Pay Property Taxes – And Still Falls Short

    Man Visits 15 Banks Collecting Pennies To Pay Property Taxes – And Still Falls Short
    Calling property taxes "unethical, unchristian-like and above all, it is thievery," tax protester Steven Piotrowski finally paid off his 2013 Montgomery County property taxes this week, preventing a sheriff's sale at the last minute. He…
  • Jul 30

    Congressman Chaka Fattah & Associates Indicted In Racketeering Conspiracy

    Congressman Chaka Fattah & Associates Indicted In Racketeering Conspiracy
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and a number of his associates have been charged in a 29 count indictment including participating in a racketeering conspiracy; bribery; conspiracy to commit mail, wire and honest services fraud; and multiple counts…
Rank this Week: 326

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 2

    The Ongoing Dispute Over Tom Benson’s Control Over Texas Trust

    The Ongoing Dispute Over Tom Benson’s Control Over Texas Trust
    I have previously discussed the ongoing dispute over Tom Benson’s estate. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is appealing a decision by a San Antonio Judge to temporarily relieve him of his position as trustee over a Texas trust fund....
  • Aug 2

    Fight Over Whitney Houston’s Estate Is Going To Get Ugly

    Fight Over Whitney Houston’s Estate Is Going To Get Ugly
    I have previously discussed the ongoing dispute over Whitney Houston’s estate that is becoming increasingly bitter and personal. This article discusses the legal fight that is going to unfold as the Brown and Houston families’ feud over…
  • Aug 2

    Article On Statutory Elective Share

    Article On Statutory Elective Share
    Martin D. Begleiter (Drake University - Law School) recently published an article entitled, Grim Fairy Tales: Studies of Wicked Stepmothers, Poisoned Apples and the Elective Share, 78 Alb. L. Rev. 521-551 (2014/2015). Provided below is an…
Rank this Week: 81

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 2

    Another case for lowering the drinking age

    Another case for lowering the drinking age
    Very few countries have a national age as high as 21, argues Jeffrey Tucker at Newsweek (originally FEE), and women of college age may be more vulnerable if the only drinking venues available are dorms and fraternities. R.J. Lehmann of the R…
  • Aug 1

    My radio appearance in Charlottesville

    My radio appearance in Charlottesville
    You can listen via guest host Rick Sincere’s column at the Virginia political blog Bearing Drift. Tags: on TV and radio, Virginia My radio appearance in Charlottesville is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our…
  • Aug 1

    “Danny Trejo Does A Lawyer Ad”

    “Danny Trejo Does A Lawyer Ad”
    Not the first time a Hollywood figure has lent his name to attorney promotion, but with a better-than-average disclaimer: “Danny Trejo is not an attorney or a client. He’s a paid badass.” [Lowering the Bar] Tags: chasing…
Rank this Week: 21

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    IRS Commissioner Says No Non-Profit Revocations In His Term For Colleges That Oppose Gay Marriage

    IRS Commissioner Says No Non-Profit Revocations In His Term For Colleges That Oppose Gay Marriage
    At a July 29 hearing conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts (video and testimony at hearing), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) had a lengthy exchange with IRS…
  • Aug 2

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Shaw v. Toole, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97667 (SD GA, July 27, 2015), a Georgia federal magistrate judge recommended that a Muslim inmate's complaint that he was denied a vegan diet be dismissed without prejudice for failure to exhaust…
  • Aug 1

    Russian Culture Ministry Takes Over Crimean Historic Religious Site

    Russian Culture Ministry Takes Over Crimean Historic Religious Site
    AP reports that Russia's President Vladimir Putin today placed an important archaeological site in the Crimea under control of the Russian Culture Ministry.  The site, the ancient city of Chersonesus, is near Sevastopol, the main…
Rank this Week: 28

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Sacramento Seeing E. coli Cluster

    Sacramento Seeing E. coli Cluster
    Likely E. coli O157:H7 cases are being investigated by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services. Department spokesperson Laura McCasland told Food Safety News that four of the... Continue Reading
  • Aug 1

    Cyclospora Sickens 358

    Cyclospora Sickens 358
    As of July 30, 2015, the CDC had been notified of 358 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 26 states in 2015. Most (199; 56%) ill persons experienced onset... Continue Reading
  • Jul 31

    Write for Food Safety New

    Write for Food Safety New
    We invite you to submit articles or opinion pieces that relate to news topics or to our food safety system in general.  Our goal is to publish articles in their... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 24

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    E. coli Cluster in Sacramento

    E. coli Cluster in Sacramento
    Likely E. coli O157:H7 cases are being investigated by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services. Department spokesperson Laura McCasland told Food Safety News that four of the... Continue Reading
  • Jul 30

    Nevada Prison Linked to E. coli Outbreak

    Nevada Prison Linked to E. coli Outbreak
    Colton Lochhead of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Public health officials are investigating a case of E. coli at the Lovelock Correctional Center, the Nevada Department of Corrections said... Continue Reading
  • Jul 20

    E. coli Outbreak: Red River Valley Fair

    E. coli Outbreak: Red River Valley Fair
    The North Dakota Department of Health is investigating a possible cluster of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections in eastern North Dakota. Three cases have been reported, all are less... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Aug 2

    Zane Maxim On Facebook

    Zane Maxim On Facebook
    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court imposed a one-year suspension with actual service of one-month for an attorney's domestic violence and violation of court orders. The attorney was admitted in 1994 and has no prior discipline. He was reported…
  • Aug 2

    Death Of First Wife No Mitigating Factor

    Death Of First Wife No Mitigating Factor
    Justice Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court denied reinstatement to an attorney who had stipulated to serious misconduct in handling client funds and accepted an indefinite suspension. Part of the problem was his effort to deny…
  • Aug 1

    Suspension Proposed For Disenchanted Attorney

    Suspension Proposed For Disenchanted Attorney
    The Illinois Review Board has recommended a six-month suspension Eva and Andrew Janas consulted with Respondent on October 21, 2010 because Andrew was experiencing business difficulties. They discussed the possibility of obtaining a divorce…
Rank this Week: 859

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Top Ten Reasons Chinese Companies Fail In The U.S.

    Top Ten Reasons Chinese Companies Fail In The U.S.
    Way back in 2010, I wrote an article for Forbes, entitled, Ten Reasons Chinese Companies Fail In The U.S. My top ten list in that article was as follows: 1. Chinese companies focus on a Chinese consumer, not an American one. 2.…
  • Jul 30

    Register Your Trademark In China: Now. Just Ask Mike.

    Register Your Trademark In China: Now. Just Ask Mike.
    More than four years ago, we did a post, entitled, China: Do Just One Thing. Trademarks. In that post, we emphasized the absolutely critical importance of registering your trademarks in China, not later but now: From time to time I…
  • Jul 29

    China Manufacturing: The Fantasy And The Fiction

    China Manufacturing: The Fantasy And The Fiction
    A Facebook friend from China posted, Chinese Factory Worker Can’t Believe The Shit He Makes For Americans, and it is quickly getting likes, for good reason.  I urge you to read it and think about it both in the spirit in which…
Rank this Week: 91

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 23

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: 477

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • Aug 2

    Jim Hawkins Paper: Using Advertisements to Diagnose Behavioral Market Failure

    Jim Hawkins Paper: Using Advertisements to Diagnose Behavioral Market Failure
    Jim Hawkins of Houston has written Using Advertisements to Diagnose Behavioral Market Failure. Here is the abstract: In imperfect markets where consumers have malleable preferences and bounded rationality, advertising has the potential to…
  • Jul 31

    Ninth Circuit: no religious exception for state access-to-medicines regulation

    Ninth Circuit: no religious exception for state access-to-medicines regulation
    Washington State regulations concerning the dispensing of medicine require timely delivery of medications. There's an exception if a provider has a religious objection, but that exception applies only where there's another pharmacist who can…
  • Jul 31

    Amtrak's woes mount; infrastructure upgrades and repairs, not so much

    Amtrak's woes mount; infrastructure upgrades and repairs, not so much
    A CNBC article this week provocatively titled "Aging Amtrak tunnel is a reminder of crumbling America" chronicles the recent troubles that have plagued passenger train travel in the northeast U.S. and highlights the absence of crucial fixes.…
Rank this Week: 226

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 2

    Joe Biden's Plans Have Long Root

    Joe Biden's Plans Have Long Root
    The latest news about Joe Biden considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination is hardly a surprise. Joe Biden has always considered running for President in 2016. A year and a half ago, in February, 2014, he told ABC he…
  • Jul 31

    El Chapo's Lawyers Obtain Suspension of Arrest Order for Extradition

    El Chapo's Lawyers Obtain Suspension of Arrest Order for Extradition
    A court in Mexico has granted a request filed by El Chapo's lawyers to suspend the order of detention for purposes of extradition entered Wednesday. (Use google translate). The request for a writ of amparo against the detention order was…
  • Jul 31

    Friday Morning Open Thread.

    Friday Morning Open Thread.
    All persons welcome here. Open Thread. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Aug 2

    The Limits of Counterterrorism

    The Limits of Counterterrorism
    Using counterterrorism as a lens for seeing the Middle East, as the Obama administration so often does, has helped the United States achieve several important successes against the Al Qaeda core and avoided an overreaction to real, but not…
  • Aug 1

    Statement from Ahrar al-Sham: "Condolences on the Death of Mullah Omar"

    Statement from Ahrar al-Sham: "Condolences on the Death of Mullah Omar"
    Click here for the original content. -- بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ…
  • Aug 1

    The United States’ Feckless Cyber Deterrence Policy

    The United States’ Feckless Cyber Deterrence Policy
    David Sanger has a very damning story on the USG’s struggles to figure out how to respond to the OPM hack.  It has decided it has to do something, Sanger tells us, but it cannot decide what to do, or whether to do it publicly or…
Rank this Week: 123

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Sunday Morning on August 2, 2015

    Sunday Morning on August 2, 2015
    Almanac. August 2, 1754: Pierre L'Enfant born. Died in 1825.Martha Teichner on fruit plates in Moscow,Idaho.Conor Knighton on "Summer of '69".Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. Clips of them in Oklahoma City.Osgood on Walter Palmer, the…
  • Aug 1

    New report on USPTO on 31 July 2015

    New report on USPTO on 31 July 2015
    A headline in the Washington Post of a story by Lisa Rein begins withthe hook that the patent office stressesquantity over quality.Not the first time such an allegation has been made,but the story was about something else.Mentioning quotas…
  • Aug 1

    Microsoft wins in licensing case against Motorola (Google)

    Microsoft wins in licensing case against Motorola (Google)
    In the 9th Circuit case Microsoft v. Motorola (appellant; Google with interest), 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 13275 , the legal issue, in a case ultimately about patents, was an allegation by Microsoft that Motorola breached FRAND agreements; from…
Rank this Week: 34

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 2

    Oklahoma Program Offers Amnesty for Overdue Child Support

    Oklahoma Program Offers Amnesty for Overdue Child Support
    From Times Record: Oklahoma has active arrest warrants for more than 11,000 parents for failure to pay child support and interest totaling more than $397 million. Those parents will be given an opportunity to work out payment schedules and…
  • Aug 1

    Lawmaker Ready to Introduce Legislation to Stop Same-Sex Marriage in Tennessee

    Lawmaker Ready to Introduce Legislation to Stop Same-Sex Marriage in Tennessee
    From WKRN.com: A state lawmaker is ready to introduce legislation, if need be, to stop marriage licenses from being issued across the state, all because of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. State Rep. Rick Womick (R), of…
  • Jul 31

    Paternity Leave for Single Military Fathers?

    Paternity Leave for Single Military Fathers?
    From Military Times: Possible paternity leave for single sailor fathers is on the radar, according to a Navy spokeswoman. Married service members are allowed 10 days of paternity leave that is not against their other leave under a 2008 law...
Rank this Week: 197

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 2

    Center for Immigration Studies Not Impressed with Donald Trump's Immigration Policy Initiative

    Center for Immigration Studies Not Impressed with Donald Trump's Immigration Policy Initiative
    David A. Fahrenthold of the Washington Post reports on various reactions to Donald Trump's policy initiatives. As readers of this blog know, immigration -- and immigration enforcement, in particular -- is one area in which Trump has made…
  • Aug 1

    Criminal Removal Case Before the Supreme Court: Torres v. Lynch

    Criminal Removal Case Before the Supreme Court: Torres v. Lynch
    In June, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Torres v. Lynch, which presents the question whether a state offense constitutes an "aggravated felony" under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43), on the ground that the state offense is…
  • Aug 1

    Who's Next? Trump Goes After Spanish Immigrant, Celebrity Chef Jose André

    Who's Next? Trump Goes After Spanish Immigrant, Celebrity Chef Jose André
    The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump has sued celebrity chef José Andrés, who backed out of a deal to open the flagship restaurant in Trump’s D.C. luxury hotel. Trump has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against…
Rank this Week: 47

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
  • Aug 2

    DC Circuit Vacates SEC’s Application of Dodd-Frank Provision

    DC Circuit Vacates SEC’s Application of Dodd-Frank Provision
    On July 14, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the “DC Circuit”) held that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or “Commission”) could not employ certain…
  • Aug 1

    Fed’s Proposed Amendments to Capital Plan & Stress Test Rule

    Fed’s Proposed Amendments to Capital Plan & Stress Test Rule
    On July 17th, the Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”) issued a proposed rule that provides some relief from capital stress testing requirements. [1] Most notably, it eliminates advanced approaches risk-weighted assets and tier 1 common…
  • Jul 31

    Where Women Are On Board: Perspectives from Gender Diverse Boardroom

    Where Women Are On Board: Perspectives from Gender Diverse Boardroom
    Interest in, and momentum toward, greater diversity in the boardrooms of U.S. publicly traded companies is increasing. We believe this is due to a combination of international developments, workplace trends and investor sentiment.…
Rank this Week: 104

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 186