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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Upholds Execution Drug

    Supreme Court Upholds Execution Drug
    In a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court has upheld Oklahoma's use of midazolam in executions. The reasoning: Alito said the prisoners failed to identify a “known and available alternative method of execution…
  • Jun 29

    Islamic State One Year Later: Lasting and Expanding

    Islamic State One Year Later: Lasting and Expanding
    The Islamic State is one year old today. Its long term goal remains the creation of a "lasting and expanding" Caliphate. [More...] Its strategy for survival and growth has relied on a number of components: pragmatism regarding the Syrian…
  • Jun 29

    Nurse Jackie Finale: It Was Time to Go

    Nurse Jackie Finale: It Was Time to Go
    Showtime's Nurse Jackie ended its 7 year run last night. (Spoiler Alert: Don't read further unless you've seen it or don't intend to watch.) [More...] The media is fawning over the finale, including the ambiguous final scene in... [[ This…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Clearbox Founder and CEO Joan Trice on their partnership with Valligent

    Clearbox Founder and CEO Joan Trice on their partnership with Valligent
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. “Access to better data means lenders can now make informed decisions. This integration is a perfect marriage of blending  appraisal quality scores with appraiser credentials. After all, honest and…
  • Jul 1

    Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac fraud investigator, comment to the Washington Post “A Little Lie on a Mortgage Application Can Cost You Big”

    Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac fraud investigator, comment to the Washington Post “A Little Lie on a Mortgage Application Can Cost You Big”
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Freddie Mac, has not seen a recent spike in occupancy fraud, “but it’s always been a consistent misrepresentation in loan files and we’re concerned about it” The post Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac…
  • Jun 30

    Oregon Bank Officers Indicted

    Oregon Bank Officers Indicted
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Diana Yates, former Chief Financial Officer of the Bank of Oswego (Oregon), Sherwood, Oregon and Dan Heine, former Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Oswego, Naples, Florida, were indicted by a grand jury and charged…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    MO - My story Failure to register

    MO - My story Failure to register
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By SD: In the State of Missouri those that predate January 1 1995 are not required to register under State law due to the States…
  • May 29

    Child custody brings new charge

    Child custody brings new charge
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Rail Roaded: I have a sex assault conviction in 1994 for pinching a nine year old girl inappropriately. Yes, I was messed up and high and…
  • May 7

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015
    This is Once Fallen's video and commentary on the Rally In Tally, a collaborative effort between various organizations within the Anti-Registry Movement (ARM). The purpose of the rally was to bring a bold message to one of the strongholds of…
Rank this Week: 4

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 5

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Jul 1

    Ace to Buy Chubb for $28.3 Billion

    Ace to Buy Chubb for $28.3 Billion
    The deal will combine two large providers of property and casualty insurance and comes as insurers are looking to increase their scale and product mix.
  • Jul 1

    Tsipras Signals Greece May Accept Bailout Term

    Tsipras Signals Greece May Accept Bailout Term
    In a letter to the country’s creditors, the Greek prime minister said Athens was “prepared to accept” a deal with some modifications on contentious points like pension cuts and tax increases.
  • Jul 1

    News: Morning Agenda: Tsipras Signals Acceptance of Creditors’ Term

    News: Morning Agenda: Tsipras Signals Acceptance of Creditors’ Term
    Tsipras Signals Acceptance of Creditors’ Terms | How Puerto Rico’s Debt Got Out of Control | Cautious Optimism as Merger Deals Near Peak Level
Rank this Week: 6

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    SUPER RESULT

    SUPER RESULT
    When 137 Oak Mgt. brought a case to recover possession of an apartment occupied while Richard Z. was employed by the building, the guy argued that that he couldn't be evicted because he was a rent-stabilized tenant. The New York County…
  • Jun 30

    THE TOP'S DOWN!

    THE TOP'S DOWN!
    ... Ferrara firetruck.
  • Jun 30

    BROOKLYN BOCCE BALL

    BROOKLYN BOCCE BALL
    @ Union Hall
Rank this Week: 7

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jul 1

    [David Bernstein] Doran on Oren’s “Ally”

    [David Bernstein] Doran on Oren’s “Ally”
    The Democratic establishment spin machine has been in full-spin mode over former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren’s memoir, Ally, which is highly critical of Obama Administration policy. The Post, for example,…
  • Jun 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Supreme Court smacks EPA for ignoring costs, but mercury rule likely to persevere

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Supreme Court smacks EPA for ignoring costs, but mercury rule likely to persevere
    With its last decision of the OT2014 term, in Michigan v. EPA, the Supreme Court held, by a vote of 5-4, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably failed to consider costs when deciding to regulate mercury emissions…
  • Jun 30

    [Todd Zywicki] New column at US News and World Report

    [Todd Zywicki] New column at US News and World Report
    Chad Reese and I have a new column at U.S. News and World Report: “Redundant Today, Essential Tomorrow: Congress is Taking Necessary Steps to Keep the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Line.” An excerpt: So if the bureau is…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Jul 1

    Charleston Law Begs Students To Stay With Dumbest Pitch Ever

    Charleston Law Begs Students To Stay With Dumbest Pitch Ever
    With the school is failing, the administration pulls out all the stops to keep students.
  • Jul 1

    Why Do Solo Practitioners Make So Little Money?

    Why Do Solo Practitioners Make So Little Money?
    Many solos don't succeed because they don't want to be entrepreneurs, according to columnist Shannon Achimalbe.
  • Jul 1

    Morning Docket: 07.01.15

    Morning Docket: 07.01.15
    * Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced -- even she couldn't stand the thought of him being Batman. Celebrity divorces don't come cheap, and you know what that must mean: high-powered lawyers and even higher rates for their…
Rank this Week: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    Yesterday the Court added five new cases to its docket for next Term.  Lyle Denniston covered the order list for this blog.  The Court’s announcement that it had granted review in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association,…
  • Jun 30

    Independent redistricting commission survives challenge: In Plain English

    Independent redistricting commission survives challenge: In Plain English
    Fifteen years ago, Arizona voters took a drastic step to deal with partisanship in drawing the lines for federal congressional districts: they passed an amendment to the state constitution that transferred the redistricting power from the…
  • Jun 30

    Symposium: The Wonderland rules for method-of-execution claim

    Symposium: The Wonderland rules for method-of-execution claim
    Steven D. Schwinn is an Associate Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. In early 2014, Oklahoma had a problem. The state planned to execute Clayton Lockett with a three-drug lethal injection cocktail, but its sources…
Rank this Week: 10

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 11

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Blogging in the Am Law 200 – Free LexBlog Webinar on July 15

    Blogging in the Am Law 200 – Free LexBlog Webinar on July 15
    Registration is now open for LexBlog’s upcoming free webinar on blogging in the Am Law 200, based on comprehensive research on the 950+ blogs published by Am Law 200 law firms today. Join us and learn more about your peers,…
  • Jun 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: FLSA Changes, Clean Power Plan, Sharing Economy

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: FLSA Changes, Clean Power Plan, Sharing Economy
    It isn’t same-sex marriage or the Affordable Care Act, but it’s just as big of news to lawyers on the LexBlog Network: it’s changes to overtime rules for white collar workers. Lots of talk on that today here and, over on…
  • Jun 29

    Restoring the allure of being a lawyer

    Restoring the allure of being a lawyer
    Ralph Baxter (@ralphbaxter), Chair of the Legal Executive Institute at Thomson Reuters, talked last week about what it would take to make lawyer careers alluring again. When I was a boy, I dreamed of being a lawyer. I wanted to be Perry…
Rank this Week: 12

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
  • Jun 27

    I Did

    I Did
    Andrew Rudalevige, writing in the Monkey Cage, asks King v. Burwell: Who knew administrative law could be so much fun? As a long-time teacher of Administrative Law I’m continually amazed that people say Ad Law is dull. It may be…
  • Jun 27

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick
    Must read: Kieren McCarthy, ICANN’s leaving the nest, so when will it grow up? The org that will run the internet still acts like a teenager. Protected by its important father, the US government, ICANN has become a surly, entitled,…
Rank this Week: 13

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 14

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Walmsley

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Walmsley
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 14-0631, 2015 MT 189N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JAMES LEWIS WALMSLEY, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Jul 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Fletcher v. Park County

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Fletcher v. Park County
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 14-0578, 2015 MT 188N, BARBARA FLETCHER and SCOTT FLETCHER, individually, and as Park County Citizens and Taxpayers,…
  • Jul 1

    OPINION: State v. Pingree

    OPINION: State v. Pingree
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ASSAULT-PARTNER/FAMILY DA 13-0490, 2015 MT 187, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. RICHARD CURTIS PINGREE, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 15

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 1

    “De Blasio continues crusade against smoking at home”

    “De Blasio continues crusade against smoking at home”
    “The administration [of Mayor Bill de Blasio] is planning to select and pay four health-advocacy groups $9,000 apiece to pressure landlords and developers to prohibit smoking in their apartment complexes so neighboring tenants…
  • Jun 30

    Great moments in alcohol enforcement

    Great moments in alcohol enforcement
    Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic: [Charles Murray, author of the newly published By the People: Rebuilding Liberty without Permission] is quick to add that he is perfectly fine with a wide range of sensible regulations, and that only a narrow…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court and constitutional law roundup

    Supreme Court and constitutional law roundup
    Supreme Court grants certiorari (as Cato had urged) in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, on First Amendment rights of individual public employees against unions, potentially major sequel to Harris v. Quinn (our coverage) and Knox…
Rank this Week: 16

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jun 30

    Search and Find Magazines Using Google Book Search

    Search and Find Magazines Using Google Book Search
    Use the advanced book search feature on Google Books to narrow your search to magazines only by choosing the Magazines radial button in the Content area. You may also search via magazine covers – here. [ResearchBuzz]
  • Jun 30

    Report: Solar energy benefits vastly outweigh cost

    Report: Solar energy benefits vastly outweigh cost
    Environment New York – “Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that…
  • Jun 30

    Paper – Major Defects of the Market Economy

    Paper – Major Defects of the Market Economy
    Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, Major Defects of the Market Economy (June 28, 2015). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2624350 “When we characterize an argument that has no sound theoretical foundation as political, then…
Rank this Week: 17

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 1

    This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Addre

    This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Addre
    It's designed to use a radio connection to add a physical layer of obfuscation to an internet user’s location. The post This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Address appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 30

    MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data

    MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data
    MIT says it's found a new, more efficient way to blend data mining with the privacy protections of encryption. The post MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 26

    Turns Out the US Launched Its Zero-Day Policy in Feb 2010

    Turns Out the US Launched Its Zero-Day Policy in Feb 2010
    A newly released document from the FBI sheds a little more light on the government’s controversial policy around the use of zero-day exploits. Though there is still much we don’t know, the question of when the secretive policy was…
Rank this Week: 18

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 1

    For $167,000, You Too Can Call A Woman A “Chick”

    For $167,000, You Too Can Call A Woman A “Chick”
    Try as he might, Nevada State Trooper Greg Monroe could not come up with a sufficient reason to search Straughn Gorman’s RV.  It seems almost impossible to believe, but it’s true.  And yet, his tenacity was a thing to…
  • Jul 1

    The Price of Transparency in McKinney

    The Price of Transparency in McKinney
    Among the many quick and easy answers people come up with when faced with an information gap is the knee-jerk, FOIL it!  Because there’s a law that says information wants to be free, and if there’s a law, then it must work.…
  • Jun 30

    Disrespectful, Discourteous & Annoying? Bummer

    Disrespectful, Discourteous & Annoying? Bummer
    Like the ends of a vise squeezing, squeezing the delicate ears of the middle of our great nation, the highest courts in Washington State and New York have confirmed what should never have been a question: cursing at a cop is not a crime.…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 20

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 21

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jun 30

    My First Week of Freedom After 10 Years in a Nigerian Jail

    My First Week of Freedom After 10 Years in a Nigerian Jail
    By Moses Akatugba, Nigeria When I called my mother from prison to tell her I’d been pardoned after 10 years in jail, she fainted. I was told they had to pour water on her to revive her. Later, when she … Please continue reading.
  • Jun 29

    Are Justices Breyer and Ginsberg Ready to Call It Quits on the Death Penalty?

    Are Justices Breyer and Ginsberg Ready to Call It Quits on the Death Penalty?
    Yesterday the Supreme Court issued their decision in Glossip v. Gross, voting 5-4 to allow Oklahoma to continue to use midazolam in their lethal injection procedure. The Court ruled that the petitioners failed to provide an alternative…
  • Jun 26

    This Is What Happens When Thousands Stand Up to Stop Torture

    This Is What Happens When Thousands Stand Up to Stop Torture
    These displays of solidarity, action and impact from Amnesty International activists in the US and around the world will amaze you.
Rank this Week: 22

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 1

    PILA Seminar: The Duty of the State in Constitutional Cases– 7 July, Dublin

    PILA Seminar: The Duty of the State in Constitutional Cases– 7 July, Dublin
    Following their recent book, ‘Public interest litigation and social change in South Africa: Strategies, tactics and lessons’, Gilbert Marcus SC and Nick Ferreira are visiting Dublin to share learning in public interest litigation.…
  • Jul 1

    The Greek Financial Crisis and the Rhetoric of Emergency

    The Greek Financial Crisis and the Rhetoric of Emergency
    Since 2008, a new economic crisis in Europe appears on the horizon every few months. The current negotiations surrounding Greece’s possible exit from the Eurozone seems different, however; it appears that the emergency as finally come…
  • Jun 30

    The Direct Provision Report: A Missed Opportunity

    The Direct Provision Report: A Missed Opportunity
    You can find my preliminary analysis, including a full summary of the core recommendations from the McMahon Report on the Protection Process and Direct Provision System here.  You can access the McMahon Report here. From an initial…
Rank this Week: 23

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 26

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

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

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
Rank this Week: 25

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Apr 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015
    Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and…
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
Rank this Week: 27

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 28

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 24

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 30

    Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve.

    Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve.
    Stanley Lubman quoted in The New York Times, May 29, 2015 “The ideology is far thinner and holds the attention of the populace far less powerfully than before,” said Stanley Lubman. … “As a result, the Chinese…
  • Jun 30

    A shareholder advocate in word, but not in practice

    A shareholder advocate in word, but not in practice
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, May 26, 2015 This would all be just another story of an entrenched chief executive who treats the company as his own playground were Gamco not an asset manager, which is a fiduciary to…
  • Jun 30

    Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch resident

    Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch resident
    Franklin Zimring quoted in San Jose Mercury News, May 26, 2015 UC Berkeley Professor Frank Zimring, who has written books about America’s crime rate, says ascertaining the root causes of crime is more complicated than many believe. He…
Rank this Week: 30

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jun 24

    Ways to Help Prevent Corporate Fraud

    Ways to Help Prevent Corporate Fraud
    Executives have the means to commit and cover up the largest frauds. They have access to the information and computer systems, they have power over all employees and they have access to the money. The finance function is riddled with fraud…
  • Jun 23

    Clues to Financial Statement Fraud

    Clues to Financial Statement Fraud
    Tracy Coenen teaches about some basic signs of financial statement fraud.
  • Jun 17

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?
    Tracy Coenen explains Ponzi schemes, a specific type of investment scheme in which the perpetrator recruits investors and then pays their “investment returns” with money from new investors.
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Jun 30

    Party-Line Vote Kills Runner’s Sex-Offender Residency Bill

    Party-Line Vote Kills Runner’s Sex-Offender Residency Bill
    6-30-15 California: Sen. Sharon Runner announced Tuesday her legislation to make sex-offender residency restrictions more workable, while keeping the integrity of voter approved Jessica’s Law intact was struck down by the Senate Public…
  • Jun 27

    Grand Rapids man wrongfully imprisoned blames police

    Grand Rapids man wrongfully imprisoned blames police
    6-27-15 Michigan: GRAND RAPIDS – A Grand Rapids-area man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit said poor police work landed him behind bars. Quentin Carter's conviction was erased by a Kent County judge Thursday,…
  • Jun 27

    Official: Lightning may have killed 25-year-old man on Port Orange roof

    Official: Lightning may have killed 25-year-old man on Port Orange roof
    6-27-15 New Jersey: PORT ORANGE — A 25-year-old man working on a roof was killed Friday, and witnesses say they believe lightning may have struck the victim, according to a city official. Steven Lee Gang of Orange City was working on a…
Rank this Week: 31

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jun 30

    France sets trial date for Uber executive

    France sets trial date for Uber executive
    [JURIST] French officials on Tuesday ordered the trial of two senior executives for Uber Technologies [official website] on allegations of maintaining an illegal taxi service. Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty and Thibaud Simphal [LinkedIn profiles],…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court to rule on union subsidies, state sovereignty

    Supreme Court to rule on union subsidies, state sovereignty
    [JURIST] The US Supreme Court on Tuesday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in four cases. The court will rule on Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States [docket; cert petition, PDF] and decide whether the D.C. Circuit…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court grants stay temporarily blocking Texas abortion law

    Supreme Court grants stay temporarily blocking Texas abortion law
    The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted a motion to stay [order, PDF], allowing over half of Texas’ 18 abortion clinics to stay open by temporarily blocking a law [HB 2] that would place stringent requirements on…
Rank this Week: 33

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Lexington North Carolina Tarheel Q Restaurant Tops 200 With Salmonella

    Lexington North Carolina Tarheel Q Restaurant Tops 200 With Salmonella
    Not a likely marketing strategy. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports tonight that 216 people have developed a Salmonella infection linked to Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington,... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Nears 200

    Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Nears 200
    The North Carolina Division of Public Health reports that at least 197 people have been sickened from 14 North Carolina counties and 6 states in an outbreak of Salmonella that... Continue Reading
  • Jun 25

    Tarheel Q Hospitalizes 7 Sickens 120 More

    Tarheel Q Hospitalizes 7 Sickens 120 More
    Jordan Howse of the Winston-Salem Journal reports tonight that at least 127 people have been sickened, and at least 7 hospitalized, in an outbreak of Salmonella that officials believe may... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 32

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 34

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 36

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 35

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Three Dead In San Juan Capistrano Car Accident

    Three Dead In San Juan Capistrano Car Accident
    Sergio Lugo, 23, Juan Jesus Gutierrez, 26, and Guillermo Enrique Belman-Sanchez, 22, were all killed in a San Juan Capistrano car accident following a violent head-on crash. According to a KTLA news report, a Ford Focus traveling northbound…
  • Jun 25

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident
    Mara Garcia, 13, was killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident after a car struck her. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the night of June 13, 2015 at Pacific Coast Highway and Ecology…
  • Jun 22

    California Woman Paralyzed After Hit-and-Run Crash

    California Woman Paralyzed After Hit-and-Run Crash
    Nicole Brown, a 25-year-old Rio del Mar woman who was struck in a hit-and-run crash on June 13, 2015, may never walk again, her family members have said. According to a news report in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the incident occurred when Brown…
Rank this Week: 38

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 37

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 39

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Another Suit Against Local Michigan Police For Forcing Removal of Hijab During Booking

    Another Suit Against Local Michigan Police For Forcing Removal of Hijab During Booking
    MLive reports that a federal lawsuit was filed yesterday against the Dearborn, Michigan police department for requiring a Muslim woman arrested on traffic charges to remove her headscarf (hijab) during the booking process.  The…
  • Jul 1

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says 10 Commandments Monument Is Unconstitutional

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says 10 Commandments Monument Is Unconstitutional
    In Prescott v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission, (OK Sup. Ct., June 30, 2015), the Oklahoma Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision held that a Ten Commandments Monument placed on the statehouse grounds must be removed. The Court held…
  • Jul 1

    ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Over Order On Protection of Anti-Gay Marriage Belief

    ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Over Order On Protection of Anti-Gay Marriage Belief
    The ACLU of Louisiana announced yesterday that it has filed suit in Louisiana state court challenging Governor Bobby Jindal's May 19 Marriage and Conscience Order. The challenged executive order prohibits government departments,…
Rank this Week: 42

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jun 18

    Are e-auctions the ticket to lower legal fees?

    Are e-auctions the ticket to lower legal fees?
    According to Bloomberg BNA, Honeywell General Counsel Katherine Adams has determined that e-auctions are the ticket to lower legal fees. For those unfamiliar with the process, an e-auction is where the the corporate counsel throws chum in the…
  • Jun 17

    Have you hired an Innovation Intern?

    Have you hired an Innovation Intern?
    I just got an email from my friend John Kain in Australia.  John is the CEO/Managing Partner/Leader of the Pack (not sure of his title) of Kain C+C Lawyers in Adelaide.  John is as forward thinking as any lawyer I’ve meant,…
  • Apr 24

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”
    I am normally reluctant to write about “us,” but I am so tickled a recent report recognizing Valorem as a “brand elite” firm that I am breaking from this general practice.  Thank you for this indulgence. Valorem…
Rank this Week: 40

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 41

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
Rank this Week: 44

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene Collaboratively

    When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene Collaboratively
    Nancy H. Rogers, Professor Emeritus of Law at the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law has authored a timely paper entitled, “When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene…
  • Jan 12

    Special Masters: How To Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part V

    Special Masters: How To Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part V
    In Part Four we began to discuss solutions (not just problems), and urged that a first step in incentivizing counsel to hold down litigation costs is to have a neutral oversee the process of discovery closely enough (1) to make it in…
  • Jan 12

    Fraport v. Philippines, ICSID, and Counsel Disqualification: The Power and the Praxi

    Fraport v. Philippines, ICSID, and Counsel Disqualification: The Power and the Praxi
    Catherine A. Rogers, Professor of Law, Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar, and Professor of Ethics, Regulation, and The Rule of Law at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, and Alex Wiker, Post-Graduate Fellow in…
Rank this Week: 43

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Aug 24

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie
    In recognition of the mounting importance of Latin America as both a rapidly growing global legal market and the hub of much U.S. immigration debate, the University of Pennsylvania Law School has established the innovative Certificate of…
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
Rank this Week: 45