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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

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 31

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Stuart Bassin, Court Rejects AICPA Challenge to IRS Annual Filing Season Program for “Voluntary” Return Preparer Registration Bloomberg, Deal to Lock in U.S. Tax Cuts Is Bubbling Up on the Hill, by Richard Rubin Bloomberg, Ryan Moves Idea…
  • Oct 31

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, Law School Admissions Officers Express Optimism (Although Why Is Unclear) Above the Law, The State of the Legal Job Market Stephen Bainbridge (UCLA), Is Being a Trial Lawyer the Measure of a Law Professor's Competence? Blog of…
  • Oct 31

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup
    Alex Brill, Sally Satel & Alan Viard (American Enterprise Institute), Should E-Cigarettes Be Taxed?, 143 Tax Notes 267 (2014) Ciao-Wei Chen (Iowa), Bradford Hepfer (Iowa), Phillip Quinn (Washington) & Ryan Wilson (Oregon),…
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/
  • Oct 31

    Do Physician-Assisted Death Laws Deserve to Die With Dignity?

    Do Physician-Assisted Death Laws Deserve to Die With Dignity?
    Even if an individual has a qualified right to determine what happens to her body, up to and including death, laws facilitating physician-assisted death (PAD) still might not be a good idea.
  • Oct 31

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.31.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.31.14
    * Thanks to Wonkette for acknowledging that we were on this whole Ruth Baby Ginsburg thing last year. [Wonkette] * Speaking of our legally themed Halloween costume contest, please send us your nominations. [Above the Law] * Salacious…
  • Oct 31

    6 Horror Movie Villains That Do Not Belong In Jail

    6 Horror Movie Villains That Do Not Belong In Jail
    Even ghouls and ghosts are innocent until proven guilty.
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Oct 30

    Citigroup Lowers Third-Quarter Earning

    Citigroup Lowers Third-Quarter Earning
    Citigroup says it has to cut its third-quarter earnings because of a $600 million increase in legal expenses. The bank said the increase was the result of "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations."
  • Oct 30

    Praise for Coming Out From Someone Who Did

    Praise for Coming Out From Someone Who Did
    David Geffen, the 71-year-old billionaire Hollywood mogul, was one of the first business executives to come out publicly as gay, and he applauded the decision by Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, to announce that he is gay, too, William D.…
  • Oct 30

    Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.

    Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.
    The judge rejected arguments that the city's plan unfairly discriminated among creditors by shielding the city’s retirees from any impairment of their pensions, saying that although it did not directly cut the pensions, it did eliminate…
Rank this Week: 4

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 31

    Halloween Open Thread

    Halloween Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 31

    Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture

    Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture
    In the New York Times, Peter Theo Curtis, aka Theo Padnos, provides a detailed and fascinating account of his 2 years as an Al Nusra hostage in Syria. He is now home in Vermont, having been released in August, days after the James Foley…
  • Oct 31

    A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy

    A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy
    This doesn't seem to have picked up as much traction in the U.S. as it has elsewhere, and it may not be huge, but it does represent a shift in stance on the U.S. global war on drugs. Robert Brownfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of... [[…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Oct 31

    Simon-Kerr on Systemic Lying

    Simon-Kerr on Systemic Lying
    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr (University of Connecticut School of Law) has posted Systemic Lying (William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article offers the foundational account of systemic lying from a…
  • Oct 31

    Hafetz on the Constitutional LImits of Military Juridiction

    Hafetz on the Constitutional LImits of Military Juridiction
    Jonathan Hafetz (Seton Hall Law School) has posted Policing the Line: International Law, Article III, and the Constitutional Limits of Military Jurisdiction (Wisconsin Law Review, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article…
  • Oct 31

    Kuo on Judicial Dialogue & Constitutionalism

    Kuo on Judicial Dialogue & Constitutionalism
    Ming-Sung Kuo (University of Warwick School of Law) has posted In the Shadow of Judicial Supremacy: Putting the Idea of Judicial Dialogue in its Place on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I aim to shed theoretical light on the meaning...
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    MO - Making money off sex offender information

    MO - Making money off sex offender information
    Original Article 10/05/2014 By Garrett Bergquist NEW BLOOMFIELD - How much money would you pay to know if any sex offenders live in your area? Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Kids Live Safe charges its subscribers $29.97 per month, or $59.88…
  • Oct 8

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century
    Original Article 10/01/2014 By Emily Kristoffersen We as humans like to take pride in our centuries of supposed social evolution. We claim we are no longer the people in the dark ages of our ancient past, however, even in our modern…
  • Oct 8

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony
    Original Article 09/23/2014 By Lee Rowland Which of the following could land you a felony conviction in Arizona? Showing images of naked prisoners tortured at Abu Ghraib;Linking to the iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of…
Rank this Week: 7

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Oct 31

    UN rights expert criticizes UK for halting search and rescue efforts in Mediterranean

    UN rights expert criticizes UK for halting search and rescue efforts in Mediterranean
    [JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants [official website] Francois Crepea on Friday urged [press release] British authorities to reconsider their decision not to support search and rescue operations in the…
  • Oct 31

    Hungary PM drops proposed Internet tax law

    Hungary PM drops proposed Internet tax law
    [JURIST] Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban [BBC profile] on Friday announced that the proposed law on Internet tax will not be introduced in its current form. The law, which was due for a vote [Guardian report] on November 17, drew…
  • Oct 31

    Nigeria high court rules in favor of the Bring Back Our Girls protester

    Nigeria high court rules in favor of the Bring Back Our Girls protester
    [JURIST] A Nigerian federal court [official website] on Thursday ruled in favor of the Bring Back Our Girls group [advocacy website], saying that the police had no right to block protests in Nigeria. Earlier this year, the Bring Back Our…
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

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    CFO Charged With Conspiracy to Mislead Auditors Concerning Borrower Default

    CFO Charged With Conspiracy to Mislead Auditors Concerning Borrower Default
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Craig S. On, 62, Berkeley, California, CFO of United Commercial Bank, was charged in a criminal Information with one count of  Conspiracy to Make a Materially False and Misleading Statement to an Accountant, for his…
  • Oct 30

    Purported Foreclosure Rescuer Gets 10 Years in Prison for Fraud

    Purported Foreclosure Rescuer Gets 10 Years in Prison for Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jeremy Michael “Mike” Head, 34, Huntington Beach, California, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a nationwide foreclosure rescue scam. The case began on February 28, 2008, when a grand jury indicted Mike…
  • Oct 29

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Nagy Atalla, a defendant in a 2013 Federal Trade Commission action targeting deceptive mortgage and debt relief pitches, is the subject of a Southern California federal district court judgment of nearly $515,000. The…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 11

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: 12

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Oct 31

    New Hampshire Law Banning Ballots on Facebook Draws a Legal Challenge

    New Hampshire Law Banning Ballots on Facebook Draws a Legal Challenge
    A New Hampshire legislator and two others have sued the state, arguing that a new law banning voters from displaying their marked ballots violates the First Amendment's guarantees on free speech.
  • Oct 31

    Albuquerque Police, Justice Department Reach Legal Settlement

    Albuquerque Police, Justice Department Reach Legal Settlement
    The Albuquerque Police Department will change how it uses force and investigates police shootings under terms of a legal settlement reached with the U.S. Justice Department, officials said Friday. Since 2010, Albuquerque police officers…
  • Oct 31

    Judges to Begin Weighing Shorter Sentences for Thousands of Inmate

    Judges to Begin Weighing Shorter Sentences for Thousands of Inmate
    Starting tomorrow, federal judges can begin reviewing the cases of tens of thousands of federal prisoners who may be eligible for a reduced sentence.
Rank this Week: 13

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 31

    New reduced federal drug sentencing guidelines about to become official

    New reduced federal drug sentencing guidelines about to become official
    Hard core federal sentencing nerds know that November 1 is a special day because it is the official date on which any proposed changes to the sentencing guidelines proposed by the US Sentencing Commission become official in the absence of...
  • Oct 31

    "Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Government"

    "Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Government"
    the title of this post is the headline of this thoughtful new piece from The Atlantic. Here are excerpts: Liberals have long advocated prison reforms like reduced sentence lengths and alternatives to incarceration. Recently, however,…
  • Oct 30

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47
    Today's New York Times has this editorial headlined "California Leads on Justice Reform: Prop 47 Could Take the State a Step Further in Reducing Overcrowding." Here are excerpts: For a long time, the conventional political wisdom…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 31

    Many Americans Renounce Citizenship, Hitting New Record

    Many Americans Renounce Citizenship, Hitting New Record
    Robert W. Wood reports for Forbes on the increase in expatriation, which has U.S. tax consequences. In recent years, some well-known Americans have renounced their U.S. citizenship. In 2012, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his…
  • Oct 31

    From the Bookshelves: En Recuerdo de The Dying Art of Mexican Cemeteries in the Southwest by Bruce F. Jordan

    From the Bookshelves: En Recuerdo de The Dying Art of Mexican Cemeteries in the Southwest by Bruce F. Jordan
    En Recuerdo de The Dying Art of Mexican Cemeteries in the Southwest by Bruce F. Jordan (with essays by Martina Will de Chaparro and Tony Mares and an interview by Bryce Milligan). From the back roads of New Mexico and...
  • Oct 31

    Credit Irish Immigrants with Halloween? HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

    Credit Irish Immigrants with Halloween? HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
    As Americans celebrate Halloween today with parades, parties, trick-or-treating, and other festivities, we should acknowledge that immigrants brought this festive holiday to the United States. Halloween originated as an ancient Celtic…
Rank this Week: 16

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: 17

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/
  • Oct 31

    Article on Sexual Orientation and Apple CEO

    Article on Sexual Orientation and Apple CEO
    There is an interesting article over at Yahoo! Finance which looks at Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement that he is gay. This announcement by such a high profile business leader in the community has raised again the issue of whether...
  • Oct 30

    UPS Policy Change

    UPS Policy Change
    Yesterday the Washington Post reported that UPS has changed its policy about providing light duty assignments to pregnant employees. The link to the story is here:…
  • Oct 29

    Horton Rise

    Horton Rise
    Although the Fifth Circuit tried to put a stake in the heart of the NLRB's Horton decision, the Board confirmed its vitality today in its opinion in Murphy Oil U.S.A. The bottom line: the NLRB "reaffirmed the D.R. Horton rationale...
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 31

    Limits on Tax-Free Lifetime Gifts Increase

    Limits on Tax-Free Lifetime Gifts Increase
    The Internal Revenue Service has raised the limit on tax-free transfers during life or at death. Beginning in 2015 that amount, known as the basic exclusion, will increase to $5.43 million per person, up from $5.34 million this year. This...
  • Oct 31

    Article on Donor Standing and Higher Education

    Article on Donor Standing and Higher Education
    Nicole Amaya Watson recently published an article entitled, The Issue of Donor Standing and Higher Education: Will Increased Donor Standing be Helpful or Hurtful to American Colleges and Universities? 40 J.C. & U.L. 321-358 (2014).…
  • Oct 31

    $44 Million Legal Bill Upheld

    $44 Million Legal Bill Upheld
    The top appeals court in New York has granted a $44 million bill for legal work that lasted less than five months, rejecting an argument that lawyers for a real estate entrepreneur’s wealthy widow had a “Svengali-like influence” on…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 31

    REREGULATION OR BETTER DEREGULATION?: ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF RECENT FCC COMPETITION ACTIONS

    REREGULATION OR BETTER DEREGULATION?: ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF RECENT FCC COMPETITION ACTIONS
    Timothy J. Tardiff, Advanced Analytical Consulting Group asks REREGULATION OR BETTER DEREGULATION?: ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF RECENT FCC COMPETITION ACTIONS. ABSTRACT: In 1999, 2005, and 2007 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…
  • Oct 31

    Empirical Analysis of the Assessment of Innovation Effects in U.S. Merger Case

    Empirical Analysis of the Assessment of Innovation Effects in U.S. Merger Case
    Benjamin Rene Kern, University of Marburg, Ralf Dewenter, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg - Department of Economics, and Wolfgang Kerber, Philipps University Marburg - School of Business Administration and Economics offer an…
  • Oct 31

    The Bidder Exclusion Effect

    The Bidder Exclusion Effect
    Dominic Coey, Bradley Larsen, and Kane Sweeney explore The Bidder Exclusion Effect. ABSTRACT: We introduce a simple and robust approach to answering two key questions in empirical auction analysis: discriminating between models of entry and…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    GITMO Detainee Seeks End To Use of Female Guards In Transporting Him

    GITMO Detainee Seeks End To Use of Female Guards In Transporting Him
    On Oct. 16, lawyers for Guantanamo detainee Abdul Hadi al Iraqi filed an Emergency Motion (full text, redacted) with the Military Commission seeking an order to prohibit female guards from being used during al Iraqi's transfers to and…
  • Oct 31

    Justice Alito Gets Award From St. Thomas More Society

    Justice Alito Gets Award From St. Thomas More Society
    The St. Thomas More Society of Maryland yesterday presented U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito with its "Man for All Seasons Award."  According to The Daily Record, Catholic groups have particularly praised Alito for his majority…
  • Oct 31

    Florida Supreme Court Removes Trial Judge For Promoting Her Faith-Based Business From Courtroom

    Florida Supreme Court Removes Trial Judge For Promoting Her Faith-Based Business From Courtroom
    In Re: Judith Hawkins, (FL Sup. Ct., Oct. 30, 2014), the Florida Supreme Court, imposing a harsher penalty than recommended by a Hearing Panel (see prior posting), removed a Florida trial court judge from the bench. One of the major…
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/
  • Oct 31

    Popular vote

    Popular vote
    The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States. But I just cast a ballot in Florida that did not have a slot for U.S. House on it. The representative for my district is…
  • Oct 31

    Ebola and Korematsu

    Ebola and Korematsu
    Ebola is an unprecedented public health crisis, but quarantine falls squarely within a long tradition of preventive detention: depriving liberty not to punish past wrongdoing but to prevent future harm. In a recent article(here), I argue that…
  • Oct 31

    Tenure standards and recruiting

    Tenure standards and recruiting
    A new question for this ongoing exchange: If a school (not Harvard/Yale/Stanford) were to take the lead and up its tenure standard to 5-6 articles in five years (from its current 2-3 in the same period), how would that affect entry-level…
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
  • Oct 29

    International Conference on Sustainable Development—Richards Bay, South Africa

    International Conference on Sustainable Development—Richards Bay, South Africa
    The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014 South Africa will take place Dec. 2–3, 2014, in Richards Bay, South Africa. It is jointly presented by the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL)…
  • Oct 28

    American Political Science Ass’n Annual Meeting—Diversities Reconsidered—San Francisco

    American Political Science Ass’n Annual Meeting—Diversities Reconsidered—San Francisco
    The American Political Science Association (APSA) holds its annual meeting Sept. 3-6, 2015, in San Francisco. The theme is Diversities Reconsidered: Politics, and Political Science, in the 21st Century. Proposal submissions are due Dec. 15,…
  • Oct 28

    Faculty Research Fellowship—Iowa City, IA

    Faculty Research Fellowship—Iowa City, IA
    The University of Iowa Law Library invites applications for its newly created Bonfield Fellowship for a visiting researcher. Nominations are due by Feb. 1, 2015. The University of Iowa Law Library is among the three largest law school…
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/
  • Oct 31

    Oregon Death Sentence Upheld

    Oregon Death Sentence Upheld
    The Oregon Supreme Court ruling in State v. McAnulty is available in Adobe .pdf format. "Oregon Supreme Court upholds sentence for only woman on state's death row," is by Steven DuBois of Associated Press, via the Greenfield Daily Reporter.…
  • Oct 31

    Additional News Coverage of Scott Panetti's Execution Date

    Additional News Coverage of Scott Panetti's Execution Date
    The Guardian reports, "Texas sets execution date for mentally ill killer Scott Panetti," by Tom Dart. Texas is preparing to execute a mentally ill man who dressed as a cowboy at his trial and attempted to subpoena Jesus Christ, John...
  • Oct 30

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar
    "Let Max Soffar, an innocent man, die at home," is the Change.org petition started by Sister Helen Prejean with ACLU Action. Here's the beginning of this must-read: After serving 34 years on death row for a crime that he did...
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Link and threat? Why the story with hyperlinks and copyright is not over yet

    Link and threat? Why the story with hyperlinks and copyright is not over yet
    There are links which may be evencuter than hyperlinksBesides the terrible, Halloween-related, pun in the title of this post, the question is: do you need permission from the relevant rightolder to link to copyright-protected…
  • Oct 31

    If all the patent trolls disappear, can royalty stacking take their place?

    If all the patent trolls disappear, can royalty stacking take their place?
    This Kat is of the view that when historians take stock of the patent troll/NPE ("non-practising entities") saga, it may rank among the oddest of all IP narratives. More than a decade into the issue, one is hard-pressed to find any consensus…
  • Oct 31

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    Forthcoming events. Please remember to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page! There's always something going on there, and you might even find a pleasant way to pass the time of day with like-minded IP experts and/or enthusiasts.…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 31

    International Standard for Treating Personal Information in the Cloud

    International Standard for Treating Personal Information in the Cloud
    The International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have adopted a new international standard for the protection of personally identifiable information by public cloud computer service…
  • Oct 31

    Net Neutrality Zone Trap

    Net Neutrality Zone Trap
    The dead puck era in the National Hockey began roughly in 1995 and lasted through the lockout of 2004. The dead puck era was marked by stifling defense and low scoring games as teams employed a defensive strategy known as the “neutral…
  • Oct 31

    The Friday Fillip: Fetch and Carry

    The Friday Fillip: Fetch and Carry
    Ever since things were invented, which is to say ever since the dawn of time, we’ve needed to take these things from one place to another. Using wheels to shift our stuff was a smart but later development and one that even now…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 30

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: 31

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Petitions of the day

    Petitions of the day
    The petitions of the day are: Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett 13-1421 Issue: Whether, under Section 506(d) of the Bankruptcy Code, which provides that “[t]o the extent that a lien secures a claim against the debtor that is…
  • Oct 31

    Editor’s Note

    Editor’s Note
    On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits. Our list of “Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.
  • Oct 31

    Argument preview: How much control do agencies have over what whistleblowers may disclose?

    Argument preview: How much control do agencies have over what whistleblowers may disclose?
    The legal issue the Justices will confront on Tuesday when they hear oral argument in Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean is easy enough to describe: When a federal statute bars whistleblowers from making disclosures that are…
Rank this Week: 32

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Oct 31

    New Books in October

    New Books in October
    Authors and/or publishers sent me the following new books this month: Xunzi: the Complete Text, trans. and with an introduction by Eric L. Hutton (Princeton University Press, 2014). Manipulation: Theory and Practice edited by Christian Coons…
  • Oct 31

    "The war on teacher tenure"

    "The war on teacher tenure"
    The neoliberal assault (orchestrated by the idle rich) is currently on public school teachers, but they will get to university teachers before long, especially if successful in the first round of the assault. (Thanks to Robert McGarvey for…
  • Oct 31

    "Religion is like a penis"

    "Religion is like a penis"
    Thanks to Pierre Brunet for the pointer to this funny item.
Rank this Week: 34

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 31

    EFF Explains Research on How Internet Users Were Caught in Traffic Slowdown

    EFF Explains Research on How Internet Users Were Caught in Traffic Slowdown
    EFF – “Almost any time you access the Internet, your computer transmits and receives data that travels across not only your own Internet provider’s network, but also the networks of Internet backbone providers and other ISPs…
  • Oct 31

    Second GPFI/BIS conference explores implications of rapid progress on digital financial inclusion

    Second GPFI/BIS conference explores implications of rapid progress on digital financial inclusion
    News release: “The Financial Stability Institute of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) hosted the second G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) Conference on Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion…
  • Oct 31

    Basel III: the net stable funding ratio (Basel Committee)

    Basel III: the net stable funding ratio (Basel Committee)
    “The NSFR is a significant component of the Basel III reforms. It requires banks to maintain a stable funding profile in relation to their on- and off-balance sheet activities, thus reducing the likelihood that disruptions to a…
Rank this Week: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 30

    BBC Nixes Green Party Participation In Debate

    BBC Nixes Green Party Participation In Debate
    The BBC has refused to include Green Party candidates in three upcoming televised debates, on the grounds that the party does not have enough support among voters. The party has responded by launching requests that voters sign a petition…
  • Oct 28

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right
    Jacob M. Victor, Yale University, Information Society Project, has published Garcia v. Google and a 'Related Rights' Alternative to Copyright in Acting Performances at 24 Yale Law Journal Forum 80 (2014). Here is the abstract. A recent Ninth…
  • Oct 28

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying
    João Pedro Quintais, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Private Copying and Downloading from Unlawful Sources in the International Review of…
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
  • Oct 31

    Poll Taxes and Voter ID

    Poll Taxes and Voter ID
    The voter ID laws from Wisconsin and Texas are sure to reach the Supreme Court at some point, and so I’m trying to think through how the Twenty-Fourth Amendment (banning poll taxes in federal elections) might apply to these laws.…
  • Oct 31

    FAN 38.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE bursts on out in NYC — Free speech celebration draws committed crowd

    FAN 38.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE bursts on out in NYC — Free speech celebration draws committed crowd
    EXPLOSIVE. That is as good as any a word to describe the high energy level at the 15th Anniversary dinner of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), the group founded by Harvey Silvergate and  Alan Charles Kors in…
  • Oct 31

    John Bingham and Thomas Jefferson

    John Bingham and Thomas Jefferson
    I think I’ve come across an interesting inflection point in constitutional discourse (or what others might call an example of intergenerational synthesis.) In 1871, John Bingham gave an address on the House floor in support of the Ku…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Oct 31

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Virtual Currency, Contraceptive Coverage, Time Management

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Virtual Currency, Contraceptive Coverage, Time Management
    This comes out as most of you—I imagine— are already out trick-or-treating your little ones but, for those who aren’t, time for the last Top 10 of the week. It wasn’t intended, but this one ended up with a lot of…
  • Oct 31

    Real Estate, Privacy and China Law: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network

    Real Estate, Privacy and China Law: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network
    With the day winding down here—or done everywhere but the West Coast—we wrap things up here as we always do, by looking at how our network has grown over the past five days (or less, if there was a holiday, naturally). Today, that…
  • Oct 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Torn Up Prenups, Marketing Tripwires, Ebola Quarantine

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Torn Up Prenups, Marketing Tripwires, Ebola Quarantine
    The legal gray area around smoking “legal” marijuana is a fascinating area. Because what’s legal sometimes isn’t—or at least can still get you in trouble. Karen Rubin has an interesting piece on how it applies to…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 31

    Halloween and children, revisited

    Halloween and children, revisited
    It’s Halloween, a day when costumes conjure playfulness among children and adults alike. To celebrate, I’m reprinting below my post from October 31, 2010, available in the IntLawGrrls archives here. The donation link at bottom…
  • Oct 30

    Go On! IJRC/ASIL Host International Law Happy Hour, Nov. 5, San Francisco

    Go On! IJRC/ASIL Host International Law Happy Hour, Nov. 5, San Francisco
    The New Professionals Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, the International Justice Resource Center, and the Public International Law Committee of the International Law Section of The State Bar of…
  • Oct 29

    Go On! TOMORROW: Implications of Vichy and Third Reich legal discourse for contemporary law (Cardozo Law, 6 pm)

    Go On! TOMORROW: Implications of Vichy and Third Reich legal discourse for contemporary law (Cardozo Law, 6 pm)
    Tomorrow, October 30th, the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights (HGHR) Program at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law presents a discussion “On the Implications for Contemporary Law and Legal Scholarship of Vichy and Third Reich…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Oct 15

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case
    I have taught insurance law for the last 17 years at the University of Baltimore Law School.  I think it is important to explain both the hornbook majority view and Maryland law.  Typically, what I’m saying is that the…
  • Oct 14

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing
    UPDATE: As of October 14, 2014, electronic filing is mandatory  for attorneys in Anne Arundel County.   Here is the rule.   In the online seminar, the court clerk said that all filings are electronic as of today, So,…
  • Oct 13

    I Got Ejected from a Little League Game Yesterday

    I Got Ejected from a Little League Game Yesterday
    I got tossed from a little league baseball game yesterday. I know what you are thinking.  Keep your mind open. My oldest son is 9.  He plays on two baseball teams.  One is a competitive travel team.  The other is a…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Oct 30

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman
    Silberman says he has long thought FISA court was unconstitutional b/c judges shouldn’t make policy #privacyact & they become rubber-stamps — Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) October 30, 2014
  • Oct 25

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide
    Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Oct 28

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack
    The government yesterday introduced Bill C-44, the Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act. While some were expecting significant new surveillance, decreased warrant thresholds, and detention measures, this bill is a response to several…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving behind dead soldiers. Office buildings, shopping centres, and classrooms placed under lockdown for hours with…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 25, 2014 as Why We Need To Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measures Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving…
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
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
Rank this Week: 44

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Oct 31

    Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site

    Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site
    Now the world's least anonymous website (Facebook) has just joined the Web's most anonymous network (Tor). The post Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site appeared first on WIRED.
  • Oct 30

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charge

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charge
    The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm…
  • Oct 29

    Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software

    Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software
    OSquery aims to identify attacks on the thousands of machines used across Facebook. On Wednesday, the company open-sourced the tool. The post Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 45