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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

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/
  • May 26

    Snapchat Raises $1.8 Billion From Private Investor

    Snapchat Raises $1.8 Billion From Private Investor
    Over the last year, investors like Alibaba have bought stakes in Snapchat. Alibaba agreed to invest $200 million at a valuation of $15 billion.
  • May 26

    Gawker Media Is Exploring a Possible Sale

    Gawker Media Is Exploring a Possible Sale
    The media company, in the middle of a costly legal battle with Hulk Hogan, said it had hired Mark Patricof of Houlihan Lokey to provide financial advice.
  • May 26

    Viacom Directors Add Redstone’s Great-Grandchildren to Suit

    Viacom Directors Add Redstone’s Great-Grandchildren to Suit
    The children were added because they are among the beneficiaries of the trust that will control his empire after he dies or is declared incompetent.
Rank this Week: 2

Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 25

    Hillary, Donald and Bernie Open Thread

    Hillary, Donald and Bernie Open Thread
    I've had enough of the election for a while. I'm not particularly interested in Trump protests or Bernie Sanders' latest maneuvers. Or reports on Hillary's email. Here's an open thread to discuss the election. [[ This is a content summary…
  • May 25

    El Chapo's Lawyers Denied Extradition Document

    El Chapo's Lawyers Denied Extradition Document
    Some new developments in the extradition efforts against Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman: His lawyer Jose Refugio was refused permission to meet with El Chapo when he went to the Prison. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to give his…
  • May 25

    All Four ISIS "Beatles" Guards Now Identified

    All Four ISIS "Beatles" Guards Now Identified
    All four of the brutal British prison guards of ISIS's foreign hostages known as the Beatles have now been identified. Here's an interview with the mother of the 4th one, El Shafee Elsheikh, identified a few days ago by the Washington…
Rank this Week: 4

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 26

    Blank Presents The Timing Of Tax Transparency Today In Sweden

    Blank Presents The Timing Of Tax Transparency Today In Sweden
    Joshua Blank (NYU) presents The Timing of Tax Transparency, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. ___ (2017), at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law at Stockholm University in Sweden today at an event hosted by Teresa Simon-Almendal, Peter Melz and Roger…
  • May 26

    The Curve: Life At Manhattan Law School

    The Curve: Life At Manhattan Law School
    Jeremy Blachman (J.D. 2005, Harvard; author, Anonymous Lawyer) & Cameron Stracher (J.D. 1987, Harvard; Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, New York), The Curve (2016): The students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institution on the…
  • May 26

    Oberlin Students Demand Abolition Of Midterms, Grades Lower Than C

    Oberlin Students Demand Abolition Of Midterms, Grades Lower Than C
    The Week, Oberlin Students Want to Abolish Midterms and Any Grades Below C: Students at Oberlin College are asking the school to put academics on the back burner so they can better turn their attention to activism. More than 1,300 students at…
Rank this Week: 5

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 15

    Real Estate Renovator Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

    Real Estate Renovator Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud
    Michael Gerard Camphor, 60, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty to charges arising from the fraudulent purchase of four properties in Baltimore, Maryland, using fraudulent loan documentation and straw purchasers, resulting in losses…
  • May 11

    False Financial Statements Underlie Indictment of Developer and Accountant

    False Financial Statements Underlie Indictment of Developer and Accountant
    John D. Harrison, Jr., 53, Greenwood, South Carolina, Henry A. Dorn, 63, Greenwood, South Carolina, Kevin Dempsey, 45, Greenwood, South Carolina, and C. Jody Hazel, 42,Greenwood, South Carolina, pled guilty in…
  • May 10

    Manipulated HUD-1s Result in Indictment of 3 Businessmen

    Manipulated HUD-1s Result in Indictment of 3 Businessmen
    Daniel C. Bomar, 36, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, James B. Wright, 55, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and Brett T. Immel, 35, Chicago,  Illinois, were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2016, and charged with conspiracy to…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 7

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: 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/
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • May 26

    George & Gulati on "Judicial Reputation" by Garoupa and Ginsburg

    George & Gulati on "Judicial Reputation" by Garoupa and Ginsburg
    Tracey E. George and G. Mitu Gulati (Vanderbilt University - Law School and Duke University School of Law) have posted Courts of Good and Ill Repute: Garoupa and Ginsburg's Judicial Reputation: A Comparative Theory on SSRN. Here is the…
  • May 26

    Michelman on Constitutional Legitimacy & Political Liberalism

    Michelman on Constitutional Legitimacy & Political Liberalism
    Frank I. Michelman (Harvard Law School) has posted Legitimacy, the Social Turn, and Constitutional Review: What Political Liberalism Suggests (Critical Quarterly for Legislation and Law, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Alongside…
  • May 26

    Davidov on a Purposive Approach to Labor Law

    Davidov on a Purposive Approach to Labor Law
    Guy Davidov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) has posted Introduction: A Purposive Approach to Labour Law (A Purposive Approach to Labour Law, OUP, 2016). Here is a snippet from the introduction: The main problem of labour…
Rank this Week: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • May 26

    South Carolina governor signs 20-week abortion ban

    South Carolina governor signs 20-week abortion ban
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley [official website] signed a bill [H 3114 materials] on Wednesday banning abortions at the 20-week mark, making it the seventeenth state to pass such a ban. The bill, passed [JURIST report] includes…
  • May 26

    11 states sue Obama administration over transgender guidance letter

    11 states sue Obama administration over transgender guidance letter
    Officials in 11 states filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on Wednesday in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas [official website] challenging the Obama administration’s recent guidance letter [press release] on…
  • May 26

    UN rights office concerned about imminent Gaza execution

    UN rights office concerned about imminent Gaza execution
    A spokesperson for the UN human rights office urged [UN News Centre report] Gaza authorities to end the use of the death penalty on Wednesday. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • May 26

    WHO'S GOT THE MOST INFLUENCE?

    WHO'S GOT THE MOST INFLUENCE?
    New York State's Most Influential Latinos? By Angelo Falcón The NiLP Report The role of state government is increasingly important in determining public policies affecting the Latino community. In New York, the Latino community …
  • May 26

    MILLENNIALS LIKE TO JUMP

    MILLENNIALS LIKE TO JUMP
    Millennial Job-Hoppers: What They Seek by Brandon Rigoni and Amy Adkins Story Highlights Millennials don't stay with their current company to find new roles They see jobs as steppingstones and growth…
  • May 26

    TAKE THE KIDS TO A PEDIATRIC TRAUMA CENTER

    TAKE THE KIDS TO A PEDIATRIC TRAUMA CENTER
    Children injured in motor vehicle crashes fare better at level I pediatric trauma centers New study by Children's Minnesota shows children have lower risk of complications and adolescents have lower risk of death when treated at a…
Rank this Week: 12

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 13

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 26

    Immigrant of the Day: Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache (Haiti), West Pooint Graduate

    Immigrant of the Day: Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache (Haiti), West Pooint Graduate
    Photo Courtesy of the Washington Post Dan Lamothe in the Washinton Post tells the story about the picture of Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache during the commencement ceremony at West Point, New York. He was overcome with emotion. Tears rolled…
  • May 26

    Questioning at Ports of Entry: Only Minutes to Separate Truthtellers from Liar

    Questioning at Ports of Entry: Only Minutes to Separate Truthtellers from Liar
    Guest post by Alexandra Diaz, student, George Mason University School of Law CBP Office of Field Operations’ Assistant Port Director Sally Carrillo spoke yesterday about her experiences over a 28 year career at CBP and legacy INS and, for…
  • May 26

    Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo on 200 Years of Open Borders in South America

    Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo on 200 Years of Open Borders in South America
    Dr Diego Acosta Arcarazo (U. Bristol) Guest post by Renita Roberts, student, The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo of the University of Bristol visited the University of California San Diego campus…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    The "straddling bus"... an idea from China.

    The "straddling bus"... an idea from China.
    "The bus, powered in part by solar energy, would run on tracks, carrying up to 1,200 passengers in raised compartments that can glide over the traffic below."Critics at the time it was first unveiled questioned whether the hovering bus could…
  • May 26

    In the perceptual entropy of the metamodernist, the Sanders revolution has already happened.

    In the perceptual entropy of the metamodernist, the Sanders revolution has already happened.
    From an Atlantic article — "This Is How a Revolution End/The Democratic insurgent’s campaign is losing steam—but his supporters are not ready to give up.s" — by Molly Ball:The Sanders movement has become impervious to…
  • May 26

    The cube...

    The cube...
    "I think you solved the mystery of the pyramids."
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • May 26

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: This afternoon I will be returning home to the Philadelphia region from Louisville, Kentucky, where I have been attending the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as a speaker/panelist. I…
  • May 26

    "State Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in suit over birth certificates"

    "State Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in suit over birth certificates"
    "State Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in suit over birth certificates": John Lyon of the Arkansas News Bureau has an article that begins, "The Arkansas Supreme Court said Wednesday it will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit over whether…
  • May 26

    "U.S. Supreme Court allows secret debate in John Doe filing"

    "U.S. Supreme Court allows secret debate in John Doe filing"
    "U.S. Supreme Court allows secret debate in John Doe filing": Jason Stein of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court for now is allowing arguments partly in secret in a case over whether the high…
Rank this Week: 18

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 19

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 26

    Cunningham-Parmeter on Amazon and Uber

    Cunningham-Parmeter on Amazon and Uber
    Friend-of-blog Keith Cunningham-Parmeter (Willamette) has just posted on SSRN his superb piece, From Amazon to Uber: Defining Employment in the Modern Economy, which will appear in the Boston University Law Review. From the abstract: American…
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017
    Here's the call for papers for the 15th International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi (Modena, Italy, March 20-21, 2017). The conference theme is Digital and Smart Work. From the call: Focusing on the implications for…
  • May 24

    Petruska on Joy Silk Doctrine

    Petruska on Joy Silk Doctrine
    I just learned that Brian Petruska (General Counsel of the Laborers' Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizing Coalition), just posted on SSRN his forthcoming piece in the Santa Clara Law Review on the proposed use of the Joy Silk doctrine. The…
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 26

    Deciding Sumner Redstone's Mental Acuity

    Deciding Sumner Redstone's Mental Acuity
    With Sumner Redstone’s declining health, the case to decide his mental acuity is becoming more difficult and more pertinent with so many third parties involved. To determine his competency for deciding to oust two Viacom trustees,…
  • May 26

    Nevada Now the Leading Jurisdiction for Trust

    Nevada Now the Leading Jurisdiction for Trust
    Many people would rank Nevada as the leading jurisdiction for trusts. The opportunities found under Nevada law have prompted numerous estate planners and financial planners to situs their clients’ trusts in Nevada to take advantage of the…
  • May 25

    Hillary Clinton Moves New York Home into Trust

    Hillary Clinton Moves New York Home into Trust
    Hillary and Bill Clinton purchased their Chappaqua, New York home in 1999 and have now moved it into a residence trust. This will allow them to legally evade the so-called ‘death tax.’ Moving the home into trust will reduce their...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    8th Circuit Gives Christian Proselytizer At Irish Fair Limited Victory

    8th Circuit Gives Christian Proselytizer At Irish Fair Limited Victory
    In Miller v. City of St. Paul, (8th Cir., May 23, 2016), an evangelical Christian who wanted to proselytize at the 2014 Irish Fair of Minnesota won a partial victory.  Police commander Patricia Englund told David Miller that he and…
  • May 26

    Memorial Day Display Triggers Controversy

    Memorial Day Display Triggers Controversy
    A Memorial Day display intended to honor the 79 residents of Paulding County, Georgia who died in U.S. wars has become a center of controversy. At issue are 79 white, handmade crosses placed on public land along a state highway. As reported…
  • May 26

    Settlement of Lawsuit Clears Way For Construction of Tallest Cross In the U.S.

    Settlement of Lawsuit Clears Way For Construction of Tallest Cross In the U.S.
    Christian Today reports that in Corpus Christie, Texas, construction will move ahead on a 210-foot high cross, to be built along a major highway on property owned by Abundant Life Fellowship Church. Apparently the cross will be the…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • May 26

    For Dan

    For Dan
    As Howard writes below, all of us today are anxious to learn more about the developments in Dan's murder investigation. This may take a while but we are grateful that it finally looks like there is movement. For those heading to LSA NOLA next…
  • May 26

    Arrest in Dan's death

    Arrest in Dan's death
    As many of you know doubt have heard, Tallahassee Police have announced an arrest in Dan's death. Sigfredo Garcia was arrested yesterday evening. The probable cause affidavit for the murder charge has been sealed and the investigation remains…
  • May 25

    Frank Easterbrook, the First Amendment, and the Chicago Cub

    Frank Easterbrook, the First Amendment, and the Chicago Cub
    My colleague calls this case the trifecta. Interestingly, news reports (BNA, NLJ, etc.) have focused on the court of appeals affirming the denial of the preliminary injunction and rejecting the argument that the flat ban on sales on the…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 25

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: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 27

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 26

    SCOTUS Map: April and May 2016

    SCOTUS Map: April and May 2016
    April and May were busy months for the Supreme Court Justices, as they crossed the country to adjudicate moot courts, deliver commencement speeches, and give remarks at judicial conferences. Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Elena Kagan both…
  • May 26

    SCOTUS for law students: Retired Justice

    SCOTUS for law students: Retired Justice
    When is retirement not really retirement? Just ask Justices David Souter, Sandra Day O’Connor, and John Paul Stevens. The three Justices may have retired from the Supreme Court but not from public life. All three remain actively…
  • May 26

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    In the ABA Journal, Mark Walsh analyzes the Court’s recent decision in Luis v. United States, in which the Court held that the pretrial freeze of a criminal defendant’s untainted assets violates the Sixth Amendment right to…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 26

    Future Amendments to the Admission to a Professional Order and Governance Issue

    Future Amendments to the Admission to a Professional Order and Governance Issue
    In Quebec, to practise a profession or hold a professional title governed by the Professional Code, a person must have a permit and be a member in good standing of the professional order that governs the exercise of the profession. Quebec has…
  • May 26

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Downie on Pathways to Law Reform for Voluntary Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Downie on Pathways to Law Reform for Voluntary Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • May 26

    Is Windows 10 Spying on You?

    Is Windows 10 Spying on You?
    It’s hard to find statistics identifying how many people are currently running Windows 10. One thing we do know is that there were 14 million downloads within 24 hours of the release. Some estimates put the installed base at over 75…
Rank this Week: 29

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    IP wrangling delays Mourinho's anointment as new Manchester United manager

    IP wrangling delays Mourinho's anointment as new Manchester United manager
    This Kat was busy obtaining his daily fix of sports news on the BBC website when he spotted an unusual headline - 'Jose Mourinho Image Rights Hold Up Manchester United Deal.' Jose Mourinho and his agent (driving ahard bargain).The story…
  • May 26

    To tub, or not to tub? Last chance to comment on Civil Justice Council's expert hot-tubbing survey

    To tub, or not to tub? Last chance to comment on Civil Justice Council's expert hot-tubbing survey
    Baths are scary enough withoutinterlopers...Hot-tubbing.  Warm water.  Fresh air.  View of the mountains.  Bubbles disguising any flabby bits.  What is not to love?  Nothing or possibly everything when viewed in…
  • May 26

    Thursday Thingie

    Thursday Thingie
    Information Technology has seen the most innovation this yearThomson Reuters 2016 State of Innovation Study. Innovation is moving forward at a record pace, according to this year's report from Thomson Reuters. Global innovation year on…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 31

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 26

    First Global Registry of Beneficial Ownership Launched

    First Global Registry of Beneficial Ownership Launched
    “TRACE International is pleased to introduce TRACEpublic, the first global registry of beneficial ownership. Developed in direct response to the risks inherent in secret company ownership, TRACEpublic enables…
  • May 26

    Conference Board – Rebound in Global Productivity Growth Not in Sight

    Conference Board – Rebound in Global Productivity Growth Not in Sight
    Data Sources & Methods Archive “Productivity developments in 2015 – Growth in global output per worker slowed down in 2015, mainly because of a slowdown in output growth in emerging markets and developing economies:…
  • May 26

    Legal Information Institute and Justia provide new home for Oyez Project

    Legal Information Institute and Justia provide new home for Oyez Project
    Follow up to previous posting – Founder of Oyez.org seeks new manager and large purchase price – via Law.com – ‘Oyez Project’ New Home Will Keep Supreme Court Audio Free to Public‘ “The project is now…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • May 25

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Gas Emissions, Nanoparticles, and Brexit

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Gas Emissions, Nanoparticles, and Brexit
    Welcome back to our top 10! If you’re interested in following vital bills on their journey through the House and Senate, read about the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act which we need ASAP. And now, our top 10: Federal …
  • May 24

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Uber, Robot Lawyers, and Cannabis Crowdfunding

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Uber, Robot Lawyers, and Cannabis Crowdfunding
    We’ve got a great Tuesday top 10 for you today. I’ve also got a post up on LXBN about Uber’s deal with organized labor for their drivers in NYC. Here’s today’s best in law blogs: Uber Agrees to Form …
  • May 23

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Graduation Caps, Marijuana Delivery, and Vietnam

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Graduation Caps, Marijuana Delivery, and Vietnam
    And we’re back at it! Still seeing a lot of useful posts about what the final DOL overtime rules means for employers, universities, and beyond; be sure to check it out. And now, to today’s top 10: School Restriction …
Rank this Week: 33

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • May 26

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity
    An article on the 6000-year history of Kurdish gardens cites my Habermas article for its alleged account of Habermas’s modernization theory. Modernization Theory and House Garden Transformation; Erbil City as Case Study, is jointly…
  • May 25

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry
    Building Privacy into the Infrastructure: Towards a New Identity Management Architecture comes to what I fear some of my friends in the privacy community will find to be an unacceptable conclusion. I’ll be presenting it at the Privacy…
  • May 24

    VideoFakes-R-U

    VideoFakes-R-U
    Researchers develop face-capture technology that can alter pre-recorded videos in real-time on low cost computers. Boing Boing suggests it could be used to make George W Bush or Donald Trump appear intelligent. I can imagine even worse: Fake…
Rank this Week: 35

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Aristotle's tomb found?

    Aristotle's tomb found?
    So says this news report. Does this have any significance? (Thanks to Dean Rowan for the pointer.)
  • May 26

    On Oberlin College

    On Oberlin College
    In The New Yorker; it really sounds like an unhappy and dysfunctional environment. What a shame for what used to be a major liberal arts college in the Midwest.
  • May 26

    A Freudian take on the Trump phenomenon

    A Freudian take on the Trump phenomenon
    This essay has some good insights. (Thanks to Michael Swanson for the pointer.)
Rank this Week: 36

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 25

    FOIA Requests for Tax Return

    FOIA Requests for Tax Return
    Donald Trump’s refusal thus far to release his tax returns raises an interesting issue.  Tax returns are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). I can’t just ask the IRS to give me his returns and get them.…
  • May 25

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 4

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 4
    In the May 2016, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program and the Program in Law & Government, hosted a paper symposium entitled, “Erwin Chemerinsky’s…
  • May 25

    FAN 110 (First Amendment News) Steve Shapiro to Step Down as ACLU’s Legal Director

    FAN 110 (First Amendment News) Steve Shapiro to Step Down as ACLU’s Legal Director
    Civil liberties without Steve Shapiro is like the Rolling Stones without Jagger. — Kathleen Sullivan He is a giant in his world, the world of civil liberties. For some two decades he has been the man at the helm of defending freedom on…
Rank this Week: 37

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 26

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy
    Marc Jonathan Blitz, Oklahoma City University, is publishing Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy in volume 44 of the Hofstra Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Psychotherapy, said one of its earliest clients, Anna O, is…
  • May 26

    Kur on Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet

    Kur on Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet
    Annette Kur, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, is publishing Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet in NZCIEL Workshop at Wellington, New Zealand, 19-20 February, 2015, Conference Volume (Forthcoming) and Max Planck…
  • May 26

    Manning on English and Continental Tests of Originality in Copyright

    Manning on English and Continental Tests of Originality in Copyright
    Colin Manning, Cork Institute of Technology, has published English & Continental Tests of Originality: Labour, Skill, and Judgement versus Creations of the Mind. Here is the abstract. This paper traces the provenance of the predominant…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 25

    Strengthening National Justice for Core International Crime

    Strengthening National Justice for Core International Crime
    The Case Matrix Network are organising a conference on Strengthening National Justice for Core International Crimes: Laws, Procedures and Practices in an Age of Legal Pluralism on 28 June in The Hague. This conference will analyse…
  • May 24

    The Trial of Hissène Habré

    The Trial of Hissène Habré
    On May 30, the Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires (CAE) will announce its verdict in the trial of Chad’s ex-dictator Hissène Habré. Conviction is expected. What will it mean? The trial of Chad’s Hissène…
  • May 24

    The Trial of Hissène Habré

    The Trial of Hissène Habré
    On May 30, the Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires (CAE) will announce its verdict in the trial of Chad’s ex-dictator Hissène Habré. Conviction is expected. What will it mean? The trial of Chad’s Hissène…
Rank this Week: 40

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 21

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] Writing on the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin takes issue with Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s recent endorsement of mandatory pro bono by lawyers. (Reported here; non-paywalled summary here.) Ilya was…
  • May 9

    What Would Nino Do?

    What Would Nino Do?
    Charlie Geyh (Indiana-Bloomington) and I have an oped today in The National Law Journal about the Merrick Garland nomination. There is an un-paywalled version here. Here is the gist of the piece: But if the Senate Republicans won’t…
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
Rank this Week: 41

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 9

    New Spoliation Opinion

    New Spoliation Opinion
    I have always had an interest in spoliation of evidence.  Spoliation is the negligent or intentional destruction or alteration of evidence or the failure to preserve evidence for relevant to future, and sometimes even pending,…
  • Mar 2

    Maryland E-Filing Update

    Maryland E-Filing Update
    I’m passing along the latest information on Maryland transition to e-filing. In 2014, the Maryland Judiciary launched the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) system – a project that modernizes current case management systems and…
  • Mar 2

    Maryland E-Filing Update

    Maryland E-Filing Update
    I’m passing along the latest information on Maryland transition to e-filing. In 2014, the Maryland Judiciary launched the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) system – a project that modernizes current case management systems and…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 26

    Government-Mandated Website Blocking Comes to Canada as Quebec’s Bill 74 Takes Effect

    Government-Mandated Website Blocking Comes to Canada as Quebec’s Bill 74 Takes Effect
    With little fanfare, Quebec passed website blocking legislation last week. Bill 74 took effect on May 18th, setting up a likely court showdown between the Quebec and federal governments. As discussed in several articles and posts over the…
  • May 25

    In Search of a Plan B for the TPP

    In Search of a Plan B for the TPP
    The government's public consultation on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stopped in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal in recent weeks as a growing number of people speak out on the agreement. Tens of thousands have also written to the…
  • May 25

    Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership?

    Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 23, 2016 as Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership? The government’s public consultation on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stopped in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal in recent…
Rank this Week: 43

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Mar 15

    Countering Violent Extremism & Mobile Advocacy in Myanmar

    Countering Violent Extremism & Mobile Advocacy in Myanmar
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation’s website. ### I was invited to take part in Tech Camp 2016, held at Phandeeyar, where I talked about and trained on mobile advocacy and activism strategies. Calling on the work engineered in…
  • Feb 26

    Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform

    Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform
    Clearing the Decks After a Year of Reviews: Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform, organised by ZIF, the Centre for International Peace Operations, was held from 25 – 26 February just outside of Berlin. Agenda here. I was asked to…
  • Dec 17

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?
    Via ConstitutionNet’s website. ### Sanjana Hattotuwa of the ICT4Peace Foundation speaks about the key characteristics and functionalities of the internet, social media and mobile technologies which have changed our world, and which…
Rank this Week: 44

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    CAFC addresses IPR amendment procedure in Aqua Products; PTAB's approach upheld

    CAFC addresses IPR amendment procedure in Aqua Products; PTAB's approach upheld
    The outcome of the appeal of an IPR decision in Aqua Products:Aqua Products, Inc. (“Aqua”) appeals from the final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) in an inter partes review…
  • May 23

    Nova obtains a "win" on supplemental damages in the Dow case

    Nova obtains a "win" on supplemental damages in the Dow case
    The US Supreme Court declined to hear the Dow case, which left intact the decision of the Federal Circuit onsupplemental damages. Reuters reported:At issue were $28 million in supplemental damages plus interest that a federal judge awarded to…
  • May 22

    UChicago chem grad student expelled for ghost writing

    UChicago chem grad student expelled for ghost writing
    The University of Chicago Maroon discusses a report mentioning an ethical issue with a chemistry grad student who was ghost writing:The report only included one expulsion, which was given to a Chemistry doctoral student who was found to have…
Rank this Week: 45