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7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Feb 11

    Honest Services Fraud - "Value of Benefit Received" Explained

    Honest Services Fraud - "Value of Benefit Received" Explained
    United States v. Harper, No. 14-2701. The defendant pleaded guilty to fraud consisting of her having abused her position as a member of a Chicago public-school board by accepting kickbacks of more than $500,000 from bus companies to which…
  • Feb 3

    Eyewitness Identification - Landmark Decision Identifies Fallibility of Eyewitness Identification

    Eyewitness Identification - Landmark Decision Identifies Fallibility of Eyewitness Identification
    People of the State of Illinois v. Eduardo Lerma, No. 118496. Editor's Note - This is an Illinois Supreme Court Opinion. The issue is whether, in light of the specific facts and circumstances of this case, the circuit court of...
  • Jan 22

    USSG 2D1.(b)(12) Stash House Enhancement - Boilerplate Rule

    USSG 2D1.(b)(12) Stash House Enhancement - Boilerplate Rule
    US v. Acasio Sanchez. No. 15-1356 Acasio Sanchez pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), and was sentenced below the guidelines range to 40…
Rank this Week: 407

A Blues Like Down Home

A Blues Like Down Home

A public defender blog.

http://thejuveniledefender.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Drunk for Sentencing!

    Drunk for Sentencing!
    So now...What kind of mental thought process must one go through to think...
  • Oct 15

    "But...He's a Good Father"

    "But...He's a Good Father"
    "Girl You Ought to Bash Mister's Head Open and Think About Heaven Later!" - Quote from The Color PurpleThose are the words that immediately popped into my mind after seeing her again. I was making my way out of the courtroom when she stopped…
  • Oct 9

    It only took two and half years...

    It only took two and half years...
    But I finally got it! My very first jury trial. Now previously I've been in Juvenile Court, and the only time Juveniles in my jurisdiction get a jury is when they are either certified or facing some type of adult prison sentence. I'd always…
Rank this Week: 718

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

Discuss current copyright/internet law issues. By Derek Slater.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
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  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Jul 10

    Life and death in Subspace

    Life and death in Subspace
    Matthew Butcher’s hockey teammates started a memorial fund for him last week. Some of these friends had known him for as many as twelve years. Few had ever met him in person.
Rank this Week: 783

A Criminal Waste of Space

A Criminal Waste of Space

An irreverant look at legal matters. By Justice William W. Bedsworth.

http://www.acriminalwasteofspace.com/journal_beds.asp
  • Nov 28

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  • Nov 5

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck

    My Retirement: Pucks, Ducks, and Yuck
                        Well, it's official.  The retirement papers are filed, I've said goodbye to my colleagues, and turned in my ID card.  I may come back on assignment sometime, but basic...
  • Nov 5

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle

    Finally -- A Judging Job I can Handle
                             I think I've found my calling.                    &...
Rank this Week: 545

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

A Harvard Lawyer In Magic City

By Jared Beck.

http://beckandlee.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom

    The Breast Pump That Stumped Trump: Notes From Inside A Media Maelstrom
    Two months ago, I returned home from a summer family road trip to a message from Michael Barbaro, a reporter with the New York Times.  He had some questions about a real estate lawsuit my firm had handled.  Little did I know at…
  • Jan 7

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered

    Florida’s Medical Necessity Defense, Reconsidered
    Surprisingly little has been written on Florida’s medical necessity defense, although the Amendment 2 campaign to legalize medical cannabis prompted some renewed discussion of the doctrine.  Still, medical necessity…
  • Nov 6

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I

    An Open Letter To President Obama: Please Remove Cannabis From Schedule I
    Dear Mr. President: I know your administration has much to think about in the wake of Tuesday’s midterm elections, which by any account were a difficult event for your party.  But one issue, at least, should be…
Rank this Week: 541

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

http://www.businesslawalert.com/
  • Jan 9

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 318

Abolish the Death Penalty

Abolish the Death Penalty

Covers capital punishment.

http://deathpenaltyusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia
    The state of Georgia is once again in the spotlight regarding a death penalty case which, when examined by anyone with a sense of justice, makes the Peach State start reeking of even more rotten fruit.  Or perhaps a better analogy:…
  • Apr 15

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP
    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP
  • Apr 15

    Marie Deans - RIP

    Marie Deans - RIP
    “As we were about to finish the class this young girl raised her hand and said, ‘You have changed by mind. You have got to get around everywhere, you have got to give everybody this message.’ This is our First, Big, Public...: Here…
Rank this Week: 716

About Broker Fraud Blog

About Broker Fraud Blog

Covers compliance rules, duty of disclosure, elder abuse and fraud. By the Hayes Law Firm.

http://aboutbrokerfraud.typepad.com/about_broker_fraud_blog/
  • Dec 6

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme
    The SEC alleges that Richard Dalton and Universal Consulting Resources LLC (UCR) raised approximately $17 million from investors for two fraudulent offerings. The programs were generally referred to as the “Trading Program” and the…
  • Sep 28

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case
    Last month an arbitration panel ordered the investment firm USB financial to pay over $80 million in consequential investments to Kajeet, Inc., a company who markets cellphones for kids. Kajeet’s award fell short of the $110 million…
  • Aug 30

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie
    A Texas couple got some great news last week from the FINRA arbitration panel that ruled on their claim. The panel ruled that the Raymond James Financial Inc. and broker Larry Milton must buy back some $925,000 worth of auction…
Rank this Week: 506

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 8

Accident Blog

Accident Blog

Covers personal injury, accident prevention, and consumer issues. By the Law Offices of Michael Pines.

http://seriousaccidents.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident
    A young man has been charged with speeding and reckless driving after killing a local woman in a San Diego pedestrian accident. Lawrence Joseph Farry, 25, is facing misdemeanor charges including gross vehicular manslaughter after speeding…
  • Mar 4

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road
    We recently reported on driving tips for teenage drivers, but senior drivers need just as much advice to stay current and safe on the road, and timing couldn’t be any better since next week is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
  • Dec 30

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?
    New York City motorists may be in for a surprise once Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ordinance to collect “crash tax” becomes in-effect. The “crash tax” also referred to as an “accident tax” collects every time a car accident occurs.…
Rank this Week: 146

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • Feb 8

    Virginia L. Aronson, '75: The Magic of Retirement - A Conversation with Alumna Virginia Aronson

    Virginia L. Aronson, '75: The Magic of Retirement - A Conversation with Alumna Virginia Aronson
    Original source:  http://www.sidley.com/en/sidley-pages/convers... A conversation with alumna Virginia Aronson For some, the idea of retirement inspires the call of a deep plush couch.…
  • Feb 2

    Martin 'Skip' Burke, '62: 1937-2016

    Martin 'Skip' Burke, '62: 1937-2016
    Original source:  http://www.startribune.com/obituary-martin-sk... Thousands run the Twin Cities Marathon each fall. Martin “Skip” Burke was the man who made the event happen. As the…
  • Feb 2

    Charles G. Curtis, Jr, '82: Elected to American Law Insititue

    Charles G. Curtis, Jr, '82: Elected to American Law Insititue
    Original source:  https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/news-insights/... Joel W. Nomkin, a partner in Perkins Coie’s Litigation practice in Phoenix, and Charles G. Curtis, Jr., '82, a partner in…
Rank this Week: 261

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 4

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA
    UAW v. Hardin County, ___F. Supp. 2d ___(W.D. Kentucky, Feb. 3, 2016), is an important case. Download Hardin County Order A federal court held that a municipal ordinance which mandated right to work and limited union hiring halls and…
  • Jan 28

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released
    On January 28, 2016, the BLS released their annual statistics on union membership and the results are not pretty if you support unions, particularly in the private sector. Here. Among the highlights: • Public-sector workers had a union…
  • Jan 15

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee
    Exotic Island Enterprises v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___ (3rd Dep't. Jan. 14, 2016), raises a whole host of legal questions for which law review commentary is welcome. Factually, the court held that exotic dancers are employees for…
Rank this Week: 778

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Feb 10

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 2, Sheer joy of showering outdoor

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 2, Sheer joy of showering outdoor
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith And I sling the hash and wash the dishes Thank you, thank you, Mister Chairman, for those kind words; but why don’t you tell them the whole truth: founder, owner, editor, and…
  • Feb 9

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 1, The three constraint

    The hipster’s mobile home: Part 1, The three constraint
    By: David A. Smith When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance “You’re not gonna use this story, are you Mr. Scott?” The secret of Twitter or Facebook, or the political arcs…
  • Feb 8

    Vote bankruptcy in 2016!

    Vote bankruptcy in 2016!
    By: David A. Smith   When you don’t pay your electric bill, the company shuts off the power.  When you exhaust your credit card, the company cuts you off.  And when you’re unable to prepay old bond issues, this…
Rank this Week: 491

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 2

    Agro-ecological Dilemmas in California’s Central Valley

    Agro-ecological Dilemmas in California’s Central Valley
    From Wikimedia Commons: The California Central Valley as seen from 20,000 feet. This is a south-facing view of the area north of Modesto, and east of Stockton and Manteca, as identified by comparison with aerial photography.“Solar is…
  • Dec 20

    Agrarian Revolution: Marxist Sociology & Exemplary Social Science

    Agrarian Revolution: Marxist Sociology & Exemplary Social Science
    In the course of reading and research for a bibliography on “philosophy, psychology, and methodology for the social sciences,” I came across an intriguing discussion of a book by Jeffery M. Paige, Agrarian Revolution: Social…
  • Nov 26

    Giving Thank

    Giving Thank
    Giving Thanks, Horace Pippin (1942)“Enough is as good as a feast.”— Sir Thomas Malory (d.1471) “When you drink water, remember the mountain spring.”— of Chinese provenance“When eating fruit,…
Rank this Week: 608

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    What does an FDCPA lawyer do for consumers like you?

    What does an FDCPA lawyer do for consumers like you?
    FDCPA lawyers help stop abusive debt collectors from harassing you -- the best way to do this is to sue the lawbreaking collectors and make them pay you money damages. "So what is the FDCPA?" FDCPA stands for the Fair Debt Collection…
  • Jan 25

    Should I ignore a letter from Ferry & Nicholas that claims I'm being sued?

    Should I ignore a letter from Ferry & Nicholas that claims I'm being sued?
    No -- treat it very seriously as this normally means you have been sued in Alabama. I would NEVER hire this company but one thing they do a great job of is getting word to you that you have been sued. Normally they mail out their letter to…
  • Jan 24

    Why is Velocity suing me for an old car loan?

    Why is Velocity suing me for an old car loan?
    Velocity Investments, LLC is a debt buyer (debt collector) who supposedly buys up old car loans, usually after a repossession which leaves a deficiency balance. They are filing more and more suits in Alabama now. A typical example of a…
Rank this Week: 540

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 436

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Jun 29

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer
    I remember having conversations years ago about what Foxconn would do going forward, and whether or not they would be happy as the manufacturer to brands.   The WSJ article, Amid Margin Squeeze, Foxconn Designs Its Own Fate, puts…
  • Jun 9

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!
    A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what…
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 119

All Your Law Are Belong to Us

All Your Law Are Belong to Us

Covers legal issues in the video game industry. From New York Law School.

http://www.allyourlawarebelongtous.com/
  • May 23

    Custom is Better than Law

    Custom is Better than Law
    By: Wesley Paisley Lately video games are getting a lot of press, in NCAA , IPOs, and now regulation from three foreign trade regulation bodies. The contention is with in-app purchases with free-to-play models. The real issue…
  • Apr 18

    eSports and Live Streaming Panel at NYLS

    eSports and Live Streaming Panel at NYLS
    Please join us on April 22 at 6:30 pm for an eSports and Live Streaming. Details are below, please register here.
  • Mar 18

    TimeWarner/Comcast, Net Neutrality and Videogame

    TimeWarner/Comcast, Net Neutrality and Videogame
    Comcast has recently announced its purchase of the notoriously awful TimeWarner Cable for $45.2 billion dollars. Earlier in January, the D.C. Court of Appeals put the kabosh on the FCC’s proposed net neutrality…
Rank this Week: 169

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Sorry, I can't put up with the debate... even though it's happening in Wisconsin.

    Sorry, I can't put up with the debate... even though it's happening in Wisconsin.
    It seems so repetitious! The American economy is rigged... top 1%... free tuition....But I see my son John is carrying on the old live-blogging tradition, so I highly recommend that.AND: That was a bald-faced lie when she said she wasn't…
  • Feb 11

    "What is the difference between hair and fur?"

    "What is the difference between hair and fur?"
    Answer: "Hair and fur are the same thing."SA: Why is it then that, for example, my dog's fur is three inches long and it never seems to grow longer, while my own hair keeps growing and growing?NS: Actually, a lot of types of human hair won't…
  • Feb 11

    I can't believe this is an official Ted Cruz ad.

    I can't believe this is an official Ted Cruz ad.
    It really disturbs me to see children used like that. I know the idea is that adults are behaving in a way that we wouldn't accept from children, but I had a hard time understanding what the children were saying and doing that was supposed to…
Rank this Week: 23

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Feb 11

    The Stories Behind the Government’s Newly Released Army Abuse Photo

    The Stories Behind the Government’s Newly Released Army Abuse Photo
    42 photos we unearthed are connected to 14 separate cases of alleged or proven detainee abuse. Last week, in response to a long-running ACLU lawsuit, the Defense Department released 198 photos relating to prisoner abuse by U.S. military…
  • Feb 11

    Anti-LGBT Bills Defeated, But South Dakota, Others Show Love Has Not Won

    Anti-LGBT Bills Defeated, But South Dakota, Others Show Love Has Not Won
    For love to truly win, we have to stop the hate in state legislatures. It’s official: We’re seeing a pattern of extremes emerge in the first legislative session following the national recognition of marriage equality. The 2016…
  • Feb 10

    A How-to for Tech Firms: Doing the Right Thing on Privacy & Free Speech

    A How-to for Tech Firms: Doing the Right Thing on Privacy & Free Speech
    Good practices aren’t just the right thing to do, they’re good for the bottom line. Last year, the privacy and free speech mistakes of tech companies led to tons of embarrassing and costly stories. Often, these missteps would have…
Rank this Week: 63

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?
      Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?    
  • Jul 9

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit
      This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw…
  • Jul 8

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 120

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Feb 5

    Publishing Opportunity: Brazilian Animal Law Journal

    Publishing Opportunity: Brazilian Animal Law Journal
    David Cassuto From the email: Brazilian Animal Law Journal Call for submissions/2016  The Brazilian Animal Law Journal, ISSN 2317-4552, is a quarterly, peer-reviewed law journal, available on…
  • Jan 22

    Voiceless’ Animal Law Toolkit

    Voiceless’ Animal Law Toolkit
    David Cassuto Voiceless, the fabulous Australian Animal Law NGO, has published its Animal Law Toolkit, a highly readable, very useful publication for anyone practicing or interested in animal law.  Get it; read it; tell your friends.
  • Jan 22

    The Inside Story of Bullfighting

    The Inside Story of Bullfighting
    Jaime Rubio Defenders’ Arguments: Disclaimer: First of all, as they will be treated certain thorny issues, I want to make clear that the views, arguments and reasons that are going to be exposed on this post are not the opinions of this…
Rank this Week: 997

Animal Law Blog

Animal Law Blog

By Amy A. Breyer.

http://animallawonline.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for…

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for sharing  :)
  • Feb 16

    Some more great new

    Some more great new
    Apologies (yet again) for how little I post on this blog anymore.  This start-a-museum thing has really become quite the project!Anywho, as I've said before (and anyone reading this blog likely agrees with as well), an improvement in any…
  • Feb 16

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra
    A council has become the first in the UK to pass a motion banning the sale of controversial delicacy foie gras in its city.After a meeting in York, councillors voted in favour of a motion put forward by local Labour councillor Paul…
Rank this Week: 592

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Freedom at Malheur

    Freedom at Malheur
    For the militia, freedom means using the public lands at Malheur and the surrounding area for ranching, logging and mining.
  • Feb 2

    Ag-Gag: Outlawing Voices Who Speak for the Voicele

    Ag-Gag: Outlawing Voices Who Speak for the Voicele
    Agribusiness leaders want to hide the suffering of the animals they kill and of the workers who kill and butcher them.
  • Feb 1

    This Land is Our Land – Not Militant Ranchers’

    This Land is Our Land – Not Militant Ranchers’
    The group that is currently occupying a national wildlife refuge is part of an industry that causes the destruction of wilderness and the slaughter of native wildlife – all in the name of profit.
Rank this Week: 995

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist…

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Covers animal law and animal rights. By Gary L. Francione.

http://www.abolitionistapproach.com
  • Jan 28

    The Vegan Society Senior Officer of Advocacy and Policy Rejects Veganism as a Moral Baseline

    The Vegan Society Senior Officer of Advocacy and Policy Rejects Veganism as a Moral Baseline
    In my essay on “intersectionalist vegans,” I carefully documented explicit and overt speciesiesm on the part of a number of figureheads in the intersectionalist movement. Whatever else anyone wants to say, it is crystal clear…
  • Jan 28

    The Meaning of “THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If you want it.”

    The Meaning of “THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If you want it.”
    Many welfarist vegans and intersectional vegans do not seem to understand the ideas behind the idea that “THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If we want it.” It’s really quite simple. There are three central ideas here. First, this…
  • Jan 21

    Chris Hedges and I Talk About Veganism

    Chris Hedges and I Talk About Veganism
    Here is a discussion on veganism that I had with writer, journalist, and political theorist/activist Chris Hedges ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about…
Rank this Week: 994

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 11

    Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entitie

    Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entitie
    Jorge Contreras, Utah examines Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entities. Worth downloading! ABSTRACT: An extensive literature exists regarding the patent disclosure and licensing commitments made by participants in…
  • Feb 11

    Regulation of interlocking directorates in the financial sector: a comparative case study

    Regulation of interlocking directorates in the financial sector: a comparative case study
    Alberto Baccini, University of Siena and Leonardo Marroni offer Regulation of interlocking directorates in the financial sector: a comparative case study. ABSTRACT: Network analysis techniques are used for investigating the probable effects…
  • Feb 11

    Airport cities and multiproduct pricing

    Airport cities and multiproduct pricing
    Tiziana D'Alfonso (Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti (DIAG), University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy) ; Valentina Bracaglia (Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio…
Rank this Week: 121

Arizona Accident Lawyer Blog

Arizona Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers cases and legal developments in personal injury, medical malpractice and auto accident law. By Breyer Law Offices.

http://www.arizonaaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    The Most Common Injuries Suffered in Arizona Slip and Fall Accident

    The Most Common Injuries Suffered in Arizona Slip and Fall Accident
    Arizona slip and fall accidents can happen just about anywhere: the grocery store, the shopping mall, the community pool, work, the gas station, or even your favorite vacation hotel.
  • Oct 22

    How Arizona Construction Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Happen

    How Arizona Construction Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Happen
    When you think about construction-job related injuries, you most likely think of accidents involving equipment and heavy lifting, but many workers suffer Arizona construction noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) every year that eliminates their…
  • Oct 11

    What Causes Arizona Dog Bite Injury Accidents?

    What Causes Arizona Dog Bite Injury Accidents?
    Arizona dog bite accidents can be caused by a number of different actions on both the part of the dog’s owner as well as the victim who was bit by the dog. The most common causes of animal injury accidents involving a bite include:
Rank this Week: 854

Arizona Criminal Lawyer Blog

Arizona Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona state crimes. By Koplow & Patane.

http://www.arizonacriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Apr 9

    Arizona Supreme Court issues two new decisions on medical marijuana

    Arizona Supreme Court issues two new decisions on medical marijuana
    The Arizona Supreme Court issued two decisions this week providing guidance as to scope of the immunity provisions contained in the medical marijuana statute.  Both cases, State V. Hancock (Ferrell) and Reed-Kaliher v. Hoggatt (State),…
  • Mar 25

    Eve of Trial Evidence

    Eve of Trial Evidence
    Defense Attorney: “I am moving to suppress the officer’s testimony.” Prosecution: “Why? We disclosed the evidence as soon as we got it.” -Flashback 12 hours- It is the night before trial and your email shows a…
  • Oct 17

    Court holds that cell-site data protected under Fourth Amendment

    Court holds that cell-site data protected under Fourth Amendment
    The Florida Supreme Court just addressed an issue with national implications. This week’s decision in Tracey v. Florida, addresses the issue of: “[W]hether accessing real time cell site location information by the government in…
Rank this Week: 838

Arkansas Injury Lawyer Blog

Arkansas Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers boat accidents, motorcycle accident, and nursing home abuse in Arkansas. By Pfeifer Law Firm.

http://www.arkansasinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Drunk Driving Accidents in Arkansa

    Drunk Driving Accidents in Arkansa
    With New Year’s Eve approaching, all of us at the Pfeifer Law Firm encourage drivers to phone a friend or a cab company before getting behind the wheel of a car if you’ve had a drink.  Plan ahead before you go out for the…
  • Nov 7

    Arkansas Bus Accident on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock

    Arkansas Bus Accident on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock
    A deadly charter bus crash on the interstate recently took the lives of six people and injured several more in North Little Rock.   The charter bus was traveling from Michigan to Texas when the crash…
  • Oct 20

    Distracted Driving

    Distracted Driving
    Did you know that a driver makes 200 or more decisions for each mile traveled? This information was reported by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. That is a lot of decisions to be made, and quick CORRECT responses…
Rank this Week: 831

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Nov 4

    It’s Been A Hell of A Campaign

    It’s Been A Hell of A Campaign
    It’s Election Day!!! For those of you who spent the last few months on another planet or in a coma or merely, like 60% of eligible voters, just willfully oblivious – Congratulations! You managed to spare yourself from one hell of…
  • Oct 31

    America Abroad: An Anecdotal Adventure

    America Abroad: An Anecdotal Adventure
    Growing up in the United States, there’s no question where our country stands in the world. We are the beacon of freedom shining across all free peoples of the world. Anywhere our light fails to glow is an irreparable damnation…
  • Oct 31

    If You Really Loved America…

    If You Really Loved America…
    If you asked the average American what makes the USA the greatest country in the world (it just is, OK? Don’t start!) I venture that high on most folks’ list would be that we’re a democracy, as in we have free and fair…
Rank this Week: 488

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 304

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet,…

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet, Software & Technology Law and Contracts

Comments on technology deals and companies. By Harry Boadwee.

http://boadweelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 2

    New Importance of Design Patent

    New Importance of Design Patent
    Follow the link for an article on the startling new importance of design patents.  Design patents were formerly something of a backwater of patent law, but, as the article explains, a 125-year-old “sleeper” provision in the law could…
  • Jun 15

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)
    Consider one of the most difficult issues you’ll ever encounter when negotiating a contract: one party must make a large, long-term investment for the deal to work, but won’t sign the contract unless its investment (and its return on the…
  • Jan 3

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web
    Starting up a business, or entering a new market channel, is never easy.  Starting a business on the World Wide Web (the web), or moving an existing “offline” business there, requires not only effort and risk, but also demands new…
Rank this Week: 738

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    End death penalty, keep it only for terror: Law panel tells government

    End death penalty, keep it only for terror: Law panel tells government
    Source: The Indian Express (1 September 2015)http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/law-commission-recommends-abolition-of-death-penalty/Over 53 years after it favoured retention of the death penalty in statute books, the Law…
  • Feb 9

    Man cleared of murder after over 20 years in jail

    Man cleared of murder after over 20 years in jail
    Source: Straits Times (2 February 2016)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/man-cleared-of-murder-after-over-20-years-in-jailSHANGHAI • A man jailed in China more than two decades ago for murder has been acquitted, the latest in a…
  • Jan 31

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen
    Source: BBC News (1 February 2016)http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35457033Twenty-seven Chinese officials have been penalised for the wrongful execution of a teenager, state news agency Xinhua said.Huugjilt was 18 when he was…
Rank this Week: 570

Atlanta Business Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Business Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate, contracts and agreements. By The Libby Law Firm.

http://www.atlantabusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 114

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Settlement Reached in Age Discrimination Case Against Kansas City Chief

    Settlement Reached in Age Discrimination Case Against Kansas City Chief
    An ongoing age discrimination case filed against the Kansas City Chiefs has just settled. The employment discrimination lawsuit was brought by a 61-year-old man, who was the former director of operations.   He was fired in 2010 and…
  • Feb 4

    Yahoo Sued For “Reverse” Sex Discrimination

    Yahoo Sued For “Reverse” Sex Discrimination
    A new employment discrimination lawsuit has been filed against Yahoo alleging that the tech giant was biased against men. According to allegations, the company favored female employees, both in terms of performance reviews and job retention.…
  • Jan 26

    Personal Assistant Sues New Orleans Saints For Race Discrimination

    Personal Assistant Sues New Orleans Saints For Race Discrimination
    A race discrimination lawsuit has just been filed against the New Orleans’ Saints football organization by a former Saints’ employee. According to reports, an African American man has filed a discrimination lawsuit in federal…
Rank this Week: 936

Atlanta Injury Attorney Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various injury and accident law topics. By Christopher Simon.

http://www.atlanta-injury-attorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Georgia Court of Appeals Reverses in Auto Accident Decision

    Georgia Court of Appeals Reverses in Auto Accident Decision
    Obtaining recovery for physical injuries or property damage resulting from a car accident is often not a straightforward endeavor. Indeed, many drivers involved in car accidents expect to deal with some amount of insurance wrangling or, in…
  • Jan 27

    Rainy Day Slip and Fall Cases are Still the Worst

    Rainy Day Slip and Fall Cases are Still the Worst
    We regularly review the verdict reporters for details about case verdicts and settlements to stay abreast of legal developments. We have written extensively before about how difficult slip and fall cases on rainy days can be and yet another…
  • Jan 22

    Divided Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms in Negligence Suit Involving Woman Assaulted While Under Anesthesia

    Divided Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms in Negligence Suit Involving Woman Assaulted While Under Anesthesia
    There are many fears one may have when faced with the prospect of going under anesthesia for a medical procedure. Not likely among the many thoughts you may have, however, is that a medical professional would take advantage of…
Rank this Week: 915

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and discrimination and employment law. By the Law Offices of Robin Frazer Clark.

http://www.atlantainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Are Police Chases Really Necessary?

    Are Police Chases Really Necessary?
    Police chases seem to be extremely prevalent in our everyday goings on lately. Last night I watched the famous “slow speed chase” of O.J. Simpson when he fled the Los Angeles Police Department back in 1994  instead of turning…
  • Jan 25

    My Car Has a Push Button Starter: Am I At Risk?

    My Car Has a Push Button Starter: Am I At Risk?
      My car has a push button starter:  am I at risk? The short answer is yes.  Not only are YOU are risk but anyone who lives in your house if you have an attached garage in which you park your car is at risk, too, for carbon…
  • Jan 6

    Can a Georgia County Sheriff Be Liable for Failure to Prevent the Suicide of an Inmate?

    Can a Georgia County Sheriff Be Liable for Failure to Prevent the Suicide of an Inmate?
    Can a County Police Officer be held liable for failing to prevent the suicide of an inmate under his custody?  That is the interesting question in the case below, which was argued before the Georgia Supreme Court this week. Below is the…
Rank this Week: 538

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Feb 11

    You Don’t Need a Holiday to Show Some Love

    You Don’t Need a Holiday to Show Some Love
    Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and stores are filled with overpriced flowers and red and pink candy shaped like hearts. In honor of this Hallmark holiday, my editors asked me, “How do you show love to clients?” (I assume…
  • Feb 11

    You Don’t Need a Holiday to Show Some Love

    You Don’t Need a Holiday to Show Some Love
    Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and stores are filled with overpriced flowers and red and pink candy shaped like hearts. In honor of this Hallmark holiday, my editors asked me, “How do you show love to clients?” (I assume…
  • Feb 10

    First Time Meeting with a Prospective Client

    First Time Meeting with a Prospective Client
    A prospective client has identified three lawyers whom she believes possess the expertise and standing to solve her problem. The good news is that you’re one of them, and 10 minutes from now she’ll be sitting in your office to…
Rank this Week: 223

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Web Design Footer Link

    Web Design Footer Link
    We don’t think you should include links to your web designer / marketing vendor in your footer. Many web designers / developers / marketing vendors require their clients to include “credits” in their site footers. There are…
  • Feb 2

    Once More on Guaranteed Law Firm SEO Ranking

    Once More on Guaranteed Law Firm SEO Ranking
    One. More. Time. No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google. Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a “special relationship” with Google, or advertise a “priority submit” to Google. There is no…
  • Jan 26

    54 Reasons You Might Need a New Law Firm Website

    54 Reasons You Might Need a New Law Firm Website
    You might need a new law firm website if: A relative built your website as a favor. Music plays (especially if it’s .midi, this is real). A tiny digital version of you walks onto the page and begins talking. Your pages have pictures of…
Rank this Week: 186

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers DWI, drugs and other criminal offenses. By Jamie Spencer.

http://blog.austindefense.com/
  • Nov 7

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)
      The ballot title and submission clause numbered Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution asked: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of…
  • Apr 13

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach
    Further deepening my growing suspicions that life may best be described as a series of random events comes this news via Discover Magazine, “Justice is served, but more so after lunch: how food-breaks sway the decisions of judges”. Yeah,…
  • Jan 3

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...
    William Safire popularized the phrase “if by whiskey…” in his columns, and defined it in his Political Dictionary as, “Taking both sides of an issue; equivocating; a political straddle”. The term originates from a speech given by…
Rank this Week: 678

Austin DWI Attorney Blog

Austin DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWIs, Austin police, breath tests and intoxilyzers. By Ken Gibson.

http://www.austindwiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    The List of people that can draw blood from a person accused of DWI is about to get bigger.

    The List of people that can draw blood from a person accused of DWI is about to get bigger.
      Starting September 1, 2013, the number of individuals that will be authorize to take blood samples from people accused of DWI will increase. The Legislature has amended the Transportation Code Section 7.24.017 to include…
  • Jul 31

    The List of people that can draw blood from a person accused of DWI is about to get bigger.

    The List of people that can draw blood from a person accused of DWI is about to get bigger.
      Starting September 1, 2013, the number of individuals that will be authorize to take blood samples from people accused of DWI will increase. The Legislature has amended the Transportation Code Section 7.24.017 to include…
  • May 14

    NTSB wants 0.05 to be the standard for DWI

    NTSB wants 0.05 to be the standard for DWI
    CNN reported that Washington’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is recommending that all 50 states should lower the blood alcohol content rate from .08 to .05.  The NTSB is trying to force the states to expand their laws…
Rank this Week: 512

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 651

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    Qld to make strangulation a criminal offence

    Qld to make strangulation a criminal offence
    Following on recommendations of the Quentin Bryce domestic violence taskforce, the Palaczszuk government will this week introduce a bill to the Queensland Parliament to make choking a separate criminal offence.Hooray!I recall speaking at a…
  • Nov 29

    Divorce rate goes down

    Divorce rate goes down
    In the midst of all the daily drama in the news, with society seeming to be getting worse, it is surprising to learn that the divorce rate is going down. Yes, down, not up. This does not appear to be a statistical anomaly, but reality. People…
  • Nov 29

    What is a safe level of alcohol? NHMRC: no more than 2 standard drinks per day.

    What is a safe level of alcohol? NHMRC: no more than 2 standard drinks per day.
    The other day in the lead up to White Ribbon Day when I was in Sydney, I was accosted by a complete stranger who told me that the reason why we had domestic violence in Australia was because of the big breweries. His theory, he told me, was…
Rank this Week: 530

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 5

    My 2016 wishlist

    My 2016 wishlist
    I was reflecting on what I would like to see changed when I was looking forward to 2016. Here is a short wishlist: 1. Stop the persecutions! In too many countries it remains illegal to be gay or have gay sex. Lynchings have been reported in…
  • Dec 4

    Queensland Shadow Attorney-General speaks in favour of the Civil Partnerships Bill

    Queensland Shadow Attorney-General speaks in favour of the Civil Partnerships Bill
    Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet the Queensland Shadow Attorney-General Ian Walker. My message was simple: many LGBTI people hated the LNP for what occurred while the Newman government was in power, and that if the LNP were to…
  • Dec 4

    Queensland allows civil partnerships again!

    Queensland allows civil partnerships again!
    As I have blogged about several times for example, here, the Palaszczuk government has now had a major win in having civil partnerships laws restored to Queensland. The laws, originally enacted in 2011,  were wound back by the Newman…
Rank this Week: 458

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jan 31

    Compelling?

    Compelling?
    I came across an interesting case from the 1st Appellate District involving binding arbitration and the use (or not) of Spanish Language contracts. In Ramos v Westlake Services, LLC, 1st Appellate District, A141353 the dealership sold the…
  • Nov 30

    The Italians are Coming! (part two...)

    The Italians are Coming! (part two...)
    I just returned from the LA Auto Show over the Thanksgiving break. Lots of new models, lots of exciting displays! The one that caught my eye however was the Alfa Romeo concourse. Beautiful Italian design, lots of metal and espresso...
  • Oct 27

    Enzo Lives!

    Enzo Lives!
    I was recently invited to Auto Week down in Monterey, California. No, I didn't make it to Pebble Beach, but I did make it to Legends of the Autobahn. They had some truly beautiful German cars on the greens. The...
Rank this Week: 525