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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/
  • Jul 30

    Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare

    Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare
    Kenneth Ireland of Connecticut was 17 when he was arrested for raping and killing a woman. During his police interrogation, he maintained his innocence. He was 18 when he was tried and convicted. 21 years later, in 2009, he was freed after…
  • Jul 30

    ISIS Mass Massacre in Tikrit: "Down By the River"

    ISIS Mass Massacre in Tikrit: "Down By the River"
    I can't bring myself to watch (and won't link to) the ISIS video of the massacre of hundreds of Shi'ite Muslims and army deserters in Tikrit. Almost all are in their 20's and 30's. The video is 36 minutes long, and the real... [[ This is a…
  • Jul 29

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full. Here's another one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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 30

    Mortgage Fraud Conspirators Jailed for Straw Buyer Kickback Scheme

    Mortgage Fraud Conspirators Jailed for Straw Buyer Kickback Scheme
    Gregory D. Anderson, 47, Kingstree, South Carolina, was sentenced to 15 years prison, and his co-defendant Anthony C. Carrothers, 49, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced to 10 months, for their involvement in a mortgage fraud conspiracy…
  • Jul 30

    Contractor Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Investor Fund

    Contractor Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Investor Fund
    Jonathan Lee Oliver, 41, Missoula, Montana, was sentenced to 100 months in prison for diverting construction funds he received from investors in eastern Montana and North Dakota, and using the money for himself. On February 25, 2014, Oliver…
  • Jul 30

    California Man Convicted of Running Straw Buyer Scheme

    California Man Convicted of Running Straw Buyer Scheme
    Leonard E. Williams, 52, Sacramento, California, was found guilty after a six–day trial in a mortgage fraud case of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.  The trial was held before United…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Jul 30

    No appeal over Rolf Harris sex offences sentence – BBC New

    No appeal over Rolf Harris sex offences sentence – BBC New
    ‘Rolf Harris’s sex offences sentence will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, despite 150 complaints over its “leniency”, the attorney general’s office has said.’ Full story BBC News, 30th July 2014…
  • Jul 30

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 The Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England)…
  • Jul 30

    ‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC New

    ‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC New
    ‘A woman who added “Skywalker” as a middle name has been told by passport officials her signature infringes a trademark.’ Full story BBC News, 30th July 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again
    Original Article 07/18/2014 By Jennifer Reading MONTPELIER - It's another black mark for the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. "There are errors. And they should not have been there," said Doug Hoffer, D-Vt. Auditor. Hoffer says the system…
  • Jul 19

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book
    Original Article 07/10/2014 By JACK BARNWELL Tehachapi's city council on Monday finalized a repeal of a local sex offender ordinance in order to stave off potential lawsuits. City Attorney Tom Schroeter had recommended the council repeal…
  • Jul 19

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction
    Original Article 07/11/2014 By George Barnes TEMPLETON - Voters at a special town meeting Thursday night approved a bylaw establishing sex offender residency restrictions. The restrictions, proposed by resident Rachael Messina, were…
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 30

    In Hedge Fund, Argentina Finds Relentless Foe

    In Hedge Fund, Argentina Finds Relentless Foe
    A court has ruled that unless Argentina settles a debt dispute with a hedge fund, it is barred from paying its main bondholders.
  • Jul 30

    G.E.’s Retail Finance Arm Raises $2.9 Billion in I.P.O.

    G.E.’s Retail Finance Arm Raises $2.9 Billion in I.P.O.
    The business, now known as Synchrony Financial, priced its shares at $23 each, at the low end of its expected price range. That values the newly independent company at $19.1 billion.
  • Jul 30

    Former Top Spokesman for N.Y.S.E. to Join Public Relations Firm

    Former Top Spokesman for N.Y.S.E. to Join Public Relations Firm
    Robert Rendine, who was the top spokesman for the parent of the New York Stock Exchange until late last year, will be joining Sard Verbinnen & Company as a managing director on Sept. 15.
Rank this Week: 6

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 30

    Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuse

    Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuse
    Litigators are like unruly kids, which is why this benchslap with a sanction straight out of elementary school is so appropriate.
  • Jul 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.14
    * Court needed a Chinese language interpreter. Rather than find a professional legal interpreter, the judge just told the lawyer to head down to the local Chinese restaurant and grab somebody. [Legal Cheek] * News from former Virginia…
  • Jul 30

    Many Thanks To This Week’s ATL Advertiser

    Many Thanks To This Week’s ATL Advertiser
    Above the Law extends thanks to its advertisers.
Rank this Week: 7

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

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

    GETTING HER STRIPES

    GETTING HER STRIPES
    Someone needs to tell her mother! @ Times Square
  • Jul 30

    BOOZING IT WITH DARTH

    BOOZING IT WITH DARTH
    Darth Vader making small talk .... (Is that a minor sitting at the bar?)
  • Jul 30

    (NOT) LADY GAGA

    (NOT) LADY GAGA
    @ a Gaga concert
Rank this Week: 8

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 30

    [Eugene Volokh] U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, on university speech code

    [Eugene Volokh] U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, on university speech code
    I testified last week at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing on sexual harassment law in education, and I found these comments from Commissioner Michael Yaki — a former senior adviser to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and a former member of…
  • Jul 30

    [Dale Carpenter] Same-sex marriage and animu

    [Dale Carpenter] Same-sex marriage and animu
    In yesterday’s New York Times, Adam Liptak considered the possibility that Justice Kennedy might not be persuaded that state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples reflect unconstitutional animus against same-sex couples.…
  • Jul 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] En banc D.C. Circuit upholds USDA country-of-origin labeling rule

    [Jonathan H. Adler] En banc D.C. Circuit upholds USDA country-of-origin labeling rule
    Yesterday, in American Meat Institute v. USDA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, upheld the constitutionality of USDA regulations mandating detailed country-of-origin labeling for meat products.…
Rank this Week: 9

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 10

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Feb 26

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month
    On February 26, 2014, the FBI announced George Louis Theodule, 52, a former resident of Wellington, Florida was sentenced to 150 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Theodule previously pled guilty to wire…
  • Feb 26

    SEC Charges Arizona-Based Equity Fund l Securities Lawyer 101

    SEC Charges Arizona-Based Equity Fund l Securities Lawyer 101
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On February 26, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced charges against an Arizona-based private equity fund manager and his investment advisory firm for…
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. 13-1371 Issue: (1) Whether disparate-impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act; and (2) if…
  • Jul 30

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Six)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Six)
    What civil liberties challenges we face next, the importance of Edward Snowden, the “newness” of technology and thinking about civil liberties in a climate of fear, and the qualities a Supreme Court Justice will…
  • Jul 29

    Fisher challenges new college admissions ruling

    Fisher challenges new college admissions ruling
    Lawyers for Abigail Noel Fisher, who has been pursuing a lengthy court challenge to the use of race in admitting students to the University of Texas in Austin, on Tuesday asked the full Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a new…
Rank this Week: 12

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?
    The manifold problems of conflict and displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region[1] seem as complex as they do intractable. After all, with the exception of Tanzania, all the countries in the region have generated refugees and…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing Lucy Hovil

    Introducing Lucy Hovil
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Lucy Hovil as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Lucy is the Senior Researcher for at the International Refugee Rights Initiative where, for the past six years, she has been…
  • Jul 24

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)
    Over the past year, our contributors have had so many noteworthy accomplishments that we had to write two posts to fit them all (see Part 1 here). Congratulations to all! Rachel Anderson was promoted and is now a tenured full professor…
Rank this Week: 13

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 28

    Bay Area Memorial

    Bay Area Memorial
    Jonathan Simon, Malcolm Feeley, and Ashley Rubin have organized a small Bay Area gathering for Dan's friends at 4:30 p.m., this Wednesday, July 30, at Berkeley Law. You can email Jonathan (jsimon@law.berkeley.edu) or Malcolm…
  • Jul 28

    First MarkelFest! at SEALS

    First MarkelFest! at SEALS
    The first MarkelFest! will be at SEALS this Saturday, August 2, from 8:30-?, in Seaglass Lounge at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Continuing Dan's tradition of blog-sponsored conference get-togethers and now under a new moniker,…
  • Jul 28

    FSU Memoral at SEALS

    FSU Memoral at SEALS
    Florida State will sponsor a formal memorial program on Monday August 4, from 6:15-7:15 in Magnolia D. Approximately 50 people already have expressed interest in attending and/or speaking. If you have not responded and are interested in…
Rank this Week: 14

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 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Lawyers Not Plumbers, Where to Incorporate, Passport Delay

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Lawyers Not Plumbers, Where to Incorporate, Passport Delay
    With summer here, it feels like now is the time to get your travel in and capitalize on those PTO days before the weather turns. However, if you’re looking to travel internationally—and don’t already have a…
  • Jul 30

    How to get more people to share your law blog post

    How to get more people to share your law blog post
    Getting more people to share your law blog posts requires you to share other people’s posts and stories. Hubspot’s Sam Kusinitz (@sdkusin) posted seven ways to get more people to share your posts. Post at the right times –…
  • Jul 29

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Paperless HR, Paying in Bitcoin, Corruption in M&A

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Paperless HR, Paying in Bitcoin, Corruption in M&A
    What if you got paid in Bitcoin? I’d guess, for most of you—it’d be pretty annoying. But around the globe, there are actually people who would prefer it. Caroline Donelan of DLA Piper discusses the prospect today on The…
Rank this Week: 15

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activist

    Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activist
    Two major human rights advocacy groups on Tuesday voiced [HRW press release] their opposition to the "unfair trial" that led to the conviction of 26 Algerian activists on charges of holding an "armed gathering" and violence against the…
  • Jul 30

    Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic

    Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic
    [JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] on Tuesday to overturn a 2012 Mississippi state law [text, PDF] that would have closed Jackson Women's Health Organization…
  • Jul 28

    UN rights chief calls for end to fighting in eastern Ukraine

    UN rights chief calls for end to fighting in eastern Ukraine
    [JURIST] The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Monday issued a report [text, PDF] documenting what it refers to as "the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine"…
Rank this Week: 16

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 30

    Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832

    Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832
    CRS - Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832. Charles Doyle, Senior Specialist in American Public Law. July 25, 2014. “Stealing a trade secret is a federal crime when…
  • Jul 30

    Israel: Background and U.S. Relation

    Israel: Background and U.S. Relation
    CRS – Israel: Background and U.S. Relations. Jim Zanotti, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs. July 22, 2014 “Periodic violence between Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip—including the Islamist group…
  • Jul 30

    Changing Growth Trends Carry New Global Spillover

    Changing Growth Trends Carry New Global Spillover
    “As the global economy shifts from crisis to recovery mode, the changing growth patterns—with advanced economies generally recovering and emerging markets slowing on a broad basis—carry new spillover risks, says the IMF…
Rank this Week: 17

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
  • Oct 21

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe
    Há nove anos, os presidentes dos tribunais superiores entregaram ao então ministro da Justiça Márcio Thomaz Bastos uma proposta de modernização do Judiciário, sugerindo uma série de…
  • Sep 26

    Yankees go home

    Yankees go home
     Artigo publicado no Editorial do Jornal valor Econômico em 26/09/2013   Yankees go home Por Heloisa Magalhães O “pito” de Dilma Rousseff nos americanos e a reação ao poder da…
  • Sep 11

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape
    A análise de validade das provas geradas em formato digital nas perícias forenses será o tema da palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. CONAPE - Congresso Nacional de Perícia Judicial: Conhecimento e…
Rank this Week: 18

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 30

    Operation Choke Point

    Operation Choke Point
    Cato event held earlier this month with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Cato senior fellow Mark Calabria. Here’s the description: Launched in early 2013, “Operation Choke Point” is a joint effort by the Department of…
  • Jul 30

    Special consideration at Texas Law?

    Special consideration at Texas Law?
    “Some of the least-qualified graduates of the University of Texas School of Law in recent years have high-level connections in the Legislature, which may explain how they got into the prestigious law school in the first place.”…
  • Jul 29

    DoJ sues Pennsylvania over trooper fitness test

    DoJ sues Pennsylvania over trooper fitness test
    The tests “disproportionately screened out female applicants, resulting in a disparate impact against those applicants.” Officers who are highly fit have more options in a situation where force is required — subduing a…
Rank this Week: 19

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Jul 29

    Vermont Federal Death Sentence & Conviction Overturned

    Vermont Federal Death Sentence & Conviction Overturned
    The Federal District Court ruling in USA v. Fell is available, via Scribd. The Barre Montpelier Times Argus publishes the editorial, "A bedrock principle." The decision by U.S. District Judge William Sessions to overturn the 2005 conviction…
  • Jul 29

    Another Look at Judicial Override in Alabama

    Another Look at Judicial Override in Alabama
    "With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier," is the NPR report by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza. When Courtney Lockhart was tried for murder in Alabama, the jury unanimously recommended a life sentence, but the judge…
  • Jul 29

    Kansas Reaction

    Kansas Reaction
    Today's Wichita Eagle publishes the editorial, "Court has serious job." The Kansas Supreme Court’s decision overturning the death sentences for Reginald and Jonathan Carr was a tough reminder that the justices’ job is not to be…
Rank this Week: 20

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 29

    Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance

    Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance
    There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA’s unfettered surveillance of our digital lives. But the ongoing revelations of government…
  • Jul 28

    Your iPhone Can Finally Make Free, Encrypted Call

    Your iPhone Can Finally Make Free, Encrypted Call
    If you’re making a phone call with your iPhone, you used to have two options: Accept the notion that any wiretapper, hacker or spook can listen in on your conversations, or pay for pricey voice encryption software. As of today…
  • Jul 25

    The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

    The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home
    Leave your ring of cut-brass secrets unattended on your desk at work, at a bar table while you buy another round, or in a hotel room, and any stranger---or friend---can upload your keys to their online collection.
Rank this Week: 21

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 30

    Hawley on Jurisdiction in Hobby Lobby

    Hawley on Jurisdiction in Hobby Lobby
    Erin Morrow Hawley (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted The Jurisdictional Question in Hobby Lobby (Yale Law Journal Forum (Fall 2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores may well be the biggest case...
  • Jul 30

    Trebilcock on the Future of the World Trading System

    Trebilcock on the Future of the World Trading System
    Michael J. Trebilcock (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Between Theories of Trade and Development: The Future of the World Trading System on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper first traces the evolving legal status of...
  • Jul 30

    Eyal on Nudging

    Eyal on Nudging
    Nir Eyal (Harvard Medical School) has posted Nudging by Shaming, Shaming by Nudging (Int J Health Policy Manag 2014; 3: 53–56) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In both developing and developed countries, health ministries closely examine use…
Rank this Week: 22

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Salsarita’s at Walmart Sickens 275 with Shigella

    Salsarita’s at Walmart Sickens 275 with Shigella
    Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states according to the Benton County Health Department.  According to...…
  • Jul 26

    Where were the Listeria Nectarines, Peaches, Plums and Pluots Sold?

    Where were the Listeria Nectarines, Peaches, Plums and Pluots Sold?
    When the FDA and Wawona Packing announced a recall of certain “stone fruits” due to a positive Listeria test, it appeared to be a somewhat standard, and likely limited recall.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 24

    Another Family Impacted by Salmonella – Tainted Peanut Butter from PCA

    Another Family Impacted by Salmonella – Tainted Peanut Butter from PCA
     In 2009 Vernon Knudsen was 74 years old and lived with his loving wife, Marjorie, in the small town of Onalaska, Texas, just north of Houston.  Vernon was happily retired... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Jul 25

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law
    7-25-2014 Nevada: Nevada’s controversial sex offender law was adopted to comply with a federal act in 2007 but remains in doubt. A halt to its enforcement remains in effect, and several bills will be submitted to the Legislature during…
  • Jul 23

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?
    7-23-2014 Washington: KEPR took a closer look at the broad list of crimes that can force someone to register as a sex offender. We learned there are thousands. There might be some that surprise you. KEPR also spoke with a young woman about…
  • Jul 23

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online
    7-23-2014 Vermont: Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online. State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be…
Rank this Week: 24

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 30

    U.S. House Authorizes Lawsuit Against Obama in 225-201 Vote

    U.S. House Authorizes Lawsuit Against Obama in 225-201 Vote
    House lawmakers voted Wednesday to authorize House SpeakerJohn Boehner to file suit against President Barack Obama on a complaint that he had overstepped his legal authority, setting up a possible constitutional test and giving both parties a…
  • Jul 30

    New York City Police Unions Barred from Intervening in Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit

    New York City Police Unions Barred from Intervening in Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit
    A U.S. District Judge on Wednesday denied motions by the city's five police unions to be treated as defendants in the landmark stop-and-frisk lawsuit.
  • Jul 30

    States Hit Snags Giving Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant

    States Hit Snags Giving Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant
    DENVER—A law granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants is set to take effect Friday in Colorado, but the state is facing some challenges as it seeks to handle a wave of people interested in applying for the…
Rank this Week: 25

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    Experts Assess Whistleblower's Lawsuit Challenging Vanguard's Tax Structure

    Experts Assess Whistleblower's Lawsuit Challenging Vanguard's Tax Structure
    Following up on Saturday's post, Former Vanguard Tax Lawyer Files Whistleblower Suit Alleging Mutual Fund Giant Became Low-Cost Leader by Evading $1 Billion in Taxes: Philadelphia Inquirer, Vanguard's Singular Model Is Under Scrutiny:…
  • Jul 30

    House May Vote This Year to Repeal Estate Tax

    House May Vote This Year to Repeal Estate Tax
    Bloomberg, House May Vote This Year to Repeal Estate Tax, Camp Says: Republicans are considering voting this year to repeal the U.S. estate tax, said House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp. Camp, a Michigan Republican, told reporters in the…
  • Jul 30

    Are Academic Law Libraries Doomed?

    Are Academic Law Libraries Doomed?
    Following up on my previous post, WSJ: Law Libraries Are Doomed: Kenneth J. Hirsh (Cincinnati), Like Mark Twain: The Death of Academic Law Libraries Is an Exaggeration: At the 2013 CALI Conference on Law School Computing, Professor James…
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Jul 30

    HTC One (M8) Review

    HTC One (M8) Review
    Tl/dr: I like this phone. I’ve had this phone for about two months and it has met or exceeded my expectations in just about every respect. I got the HTC One (M8) instead of the Samsung S5 primarily because my … Continue reading…
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
Rank this Week: 27

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Jinks, Maogoto, & Solomon: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies - International and Domestic Aspect

    Jinks, Maogoto, & Solomon: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies - International and Domestic Aspect
    Derek Jinks (Univ. of Texas - Law), Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto (Univ. of Manchester - Law), & Solon Solomon (King's College London - Law) have published Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies -…
  • Jul 29

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 364 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 364Giorgio Gaja, The Protection of General Interests in the International Community. General Course on Public…
  • Jul 29

    Call for Submissions: ICLR Special Issue on the World Trade Organisation

    Call for Submissions: ICLR Special Issue on the World Trade Organisation
    The International Community Law Review has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on the World Trade Organization. Here's the call: Call for Submissions: The World Trade OrganisationThe editors of the International Community Law…
Rank this Week: 28

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 29

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 30

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Walter

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Walter
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 13-0495, 2014 MT 203N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. VALENTINE ANTONE WALTER, Defendant and…
  • Jul 30

    New Unpublished Opinion: Matter of B.B.

    New Unpublished Opinion: Matter of B.B.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUVENILE DA 13-0230, 2014 MT 204N, IN THE MATTER OF B.B., A Youth.
  • Jul 30

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Simpson

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Simpson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN DA 13-0309, 2014 MT 202N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. MICHAEL WESLEY SIMPSON, Defendant and…
Rank this Week: 30

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 1

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 31

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 33

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
  • Jul 26

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL
    The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law invites applications for three upcoming LEC Workshops for Law Professors: LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Austrian Law & Economics, Oct. 1-3, 2014 LEC-PERC…
  • Jul 26

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) invites paper submissions for its Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics, which will take place June 18-19, 2015. The submission deadline is Feb. 9, 2015.…
  • Jul 26

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law Regulation and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) presents the Third Annual Conference on Energy Regulation: Legal and Regulatory Issues, Obstacles, and Opportunities in Electricity Markets Nov. 13-14, 2014. mw
Rank this Week: 34

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 35

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
Rank this Week: 36

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 30

    Rikers Corruption Probe Nets 7

    Rikers Corruption Probe Nets 7
    As discussed here in a July 9 post, New York City's Department of Investigation has been engaged in an intensive and detailed probe into misconduct inside the City's largest jail complex, Rikers Island. As discussed then -- following the…
  • Jul 29

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism
    This is a warm and fuzzy story about judicial activism in criminal sentencing. I mean that in the best possible way.It comes by way of the New York Times and concerns one federal judge's frustration that badly constructed mandatory minimum…
  • Jul 26

    Roll It Up. Light It Up. Smoke It Up. Sayeth the NY Times.

    Roll It Up. Light It Up. Smoke It Up. Sayeth the NY Times.
    The headline credit really belongs to Cypress Hill, but we'll give the Times a h/t. In an Editorial, the paper of record called for the federal decriminalization of marijuana. That's a big deal. As the editorial acknowledges, it isn't…
Rank this Week: 38

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 37

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV
    Three French TV networks have failed to obtain official approval to move some of their channels from pay to free television, after regulatory agency Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) said it thought the market for advertising was…
  • Jul 24

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause
    RonNell Andersen Jones, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Press Definition and the Religion Analogy in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Here is the abstract. In a Harvard Law Review Forum response to Professor Sonja West's…
  • Jul 24

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland
    Heli Askola, Monash University Faculty of Law, is publishing `Taking the Bait? Lessons from a ‘Hate Speech' Prosecution, in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014). Here is the abstract. This article uses one case study to explore…
Rank this Week: 39

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: 40

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Jul 26

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: Each summer I take at least a week's vacation from work and from this blog. This summer, my vacation begins now. New posts will appear here on Monday, August 4, 2014. Readers are invited to follow me on Twitter at…
  • Jul 26

    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx"

    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx"
    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx": The New York Daily News has this report.
  • Jul 26

    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death"

    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death"
    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death": Sean Rossman has this article in today's edition of The Tallahassee Democrat.
Rank this Week: 42

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: 41

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 30

    Rules of Rollover

    Rules of Rollover
    Until recently, if you owned more than one IRA, you could rollover each once a year. However, thanks to a U.S. Tax Court opinion, IRA certificate of deposit rollovers could be “very risky” for older investors. The court ruled that...
  • Jul 30

    Inherited IRAs Protected by Some State

    Inherited IRAs Protected by Some State
    Some investors that are lucky enough to benefit from a nonspousal inherited IRA are better off living in some states than others. Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas are the only states where nonspousal…
  • Jul 30

    New Book: A Guide to International Estate Planning

    New Book: A Guide to International Estate Planning
    The American Bar Association section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law has recently published a book entitled, A Guide to International Estate Planning, Second Edition. Provided below is a synopsis of the updated and expanded book: With…
Rank this Week: 43

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 30

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?
    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that 80-90% of his computer time is spent on an iPad. This comment lead tech journalist Mike Elgan to wonder: “Could 80 percent of the corporate workforce do 100 percent of their work on a…
  • Jul 30

    The Walk to Freedom

    The Walk to Freedom
    The World’s Columbian Exposition was an influential social and cultural event (“The Devil in the White City” from Erik Larson brilliantly communicates the vibrancy of the preparation of the Exposition). On October 9, 1893,…
  • Jul 30

    No Thank

    No Thank
    Ask any lawyer “How are you doing?” and invariably the response includes a comment to the effect of “I’m too busy.” Being overly busy seems to be a kind of occupational hazard for lawyers. Many of us possess a…
Rank this Week: 45

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    California Leaders Team Up To Fight The Hit-and-Run Epidemic

    California Leaders Team Up To Fight The Hit-and-Run Epidemic
    Leaders in Los Angeles and California are teaming up to crack down on what many are calling the epidemic of hit-and-run crashes in the City of Angels and statewide. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti…
  • Jul 25

    Motorcyclist Killed in North Hollywood DUI Hit-and-Run Collision

    Motorcyclist Killed in North Hollywood DUI Hit-and-Run Collision
    A motorcyclist was fatally injured in a North Hollywood car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver who fled the scene. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal motorcycle collision occurred when…
  • Jul 21

    Orange County Pedestrian Accident Causes Critical Injurie

    Orange County Pedestrian Accident Causes Critical Injurie
    A 35-year-old man was critically injured in an Orange County pedestrian accident after he was struck while crossing the street. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred early morning on…
Rank this Week: 44