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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/
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 30

    Friday Night Open Thread

    Friday Night Open Thread
    Is anyone not sick of hearing about Donald Trump? There's a new report by the Inspector General finding the DEA misused money for informants. It paid informants $237 million between 2011 and 2015. We found that the DEA did not…
  • Sep 29

    USA Today: Trump Unfit to Be President

    USA Today: Trump Unfit to Be President
    USA today made its first presidential endorsement in its 34 year history. It declares Donald Trump unfit to be President: We haven't made a voting recommendation in 34 years. For this election, we made an exception ..This year, the…
  • Sep 28

    Happy Birthday and Open Thread

    Happy Birthday and Open Thread
    It's never my birthday until I see a chocolate cupcake with icing and a cherry on top! I'm grateful to be younger than the candidates running for President. Birthday wishes (and donations for a birthday drink, paypal here) are... [[…
Rank this Week: 3

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 1

    Will African-Americans Turn Out To Help Other Minorities?

    Will African-Americans Turn Out To Help Other Minorities?
    Donald Trump doesn't know difference in the life experience between Carlton from The Fresh Prince and Omar from The Wire.
  • Sep 30

    What Election 2016 Could Mean For The Supreme Court

    What Election 2016 Could Mean For The Supreme Court
    Which precedents are in danger of getting overruled in the next few years?
  • Sep 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.30.16

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.30.16
    * Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended. [Slate] * A look at Alexander Hamilton, the lawyer. [Law360] * The cases that are shaping the upcoming Supreme Court Term. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Donald Trump's history of pleading the…
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com

    Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com
    Alexander and Sima March fled to Canada after their 2011 indictment on mortgage fraud charges. Source: Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com
  • Sep 22

    Bankruptcies To Avoid Mortgages Results in Prison Sentence

    Bankruptcies To Avoid Mortgages Results in Prison Sentence
    Barbara Jean Dennis, 60, Las Vegas, NV, a  former Nevada real estate agent who owned at least 12 rental properties in Nevada and Texas and filed multiple bankruptcy petitions to avoid paying the mortgages, has been sentenced to…
  • Sep 21

    14 1/2 Year Sentence in California Mortgage Fraud

    14 1/2 Year Sentence in California Mortgage Fraud
    Rachel Siders, 41, Roseville, California, was sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison for her involvement in mortgage fraud schemes that cost financial institutions over $17 million. Federal juries returned verdicts in two trials, in…
Rank this Week: 5

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 1

    ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting

    ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting
    The ABA Tax Section concludes its three-day joint Fall CLE Meeting with the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section today in Boston. The full program is here. Tax Profs with speaking roles today include: Employee Benefits: Kathryn…
  • Oct 1

    EEOC To Sue Denver Law School For Underpaying Female Faculty

    EEOC To Sue Denver Law School For Underpaying Female Faculty
    Following up on my previous posts: Female Denver Law Prof Files EEOC Complaint Over Lowest Salary Among Tenured Professors ($109,000) (July 11, 2013) EEOC: Denver Law School Is Underpaying Female Faculty, Who May Recover $1.2 Million In…
  • Oct 1

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1241

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1241
    Judicial Watch Press Release, Democratic Senator Sought Justice Department and IRS Criminal Prosecutions of Conservatives in 2013: Judicial Watch today released 72 pages of Department of Justice documents revealing email conversations between…
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/
  • Sep 30

    Dhami & al-Nowaihi on Deterrence & Non-Expected Utility Theory

    Dhami & al-Nowaihi on Deterrence & Non-Expected Utility Theory
    Sanjit Dhami (University of Leicester) & Ali al-Nowaihi (University of Leicester - Department of Economics) have posted An Extension of the Becker Proposition to Non-Expected Utility Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a seminal…
  • Sep 30

    Frye on Public Trust and the Sale of Art by Museum

    Frye on Public Trust and the Sale of Art by Museum
    Brian L. Frye (University of Kentucky - College of Law) has posted Art & the 'Public Trust' in Municipal Bankruptcy (University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2013, the City of Detroit filed...
  • Sep 30

    Gelpern & Gerding on Safe Asset

    Gelpern & Gerding on Safe Asset
    Anna Gelpern and Erik F. Gerding (Georgetown University Law Center and University of Colorado Law School) have posted Inside Safe Assets (Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Safe assets” is a catch-all…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Oct 1

    HOUSE PARTY FOR TOM SUOZZI

    HOUSE PARTY FOR TOM SUOZZI
    Good morning Lucas- After the deluge of political emails you probably received yesterday, I'm writing Saturday morning to ask if you could join Congressman Joe Crowley this Thursday in supporting Tom Suozzi in his competitive fight…
  • Sep 30

    CHECK OUT NOE'S PETEY!

    CHECK OUT NOE'S PETEY!
  • Sep 30

    BUCCAN'S BANH MI-EATBALL

    BUCCAN'S BANH MI-EATBALL
    Pate, jalapeños, Thai basil, cucumber, spicy aioli $11 (The Sandwich Shop)
Rank this Week: 11

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Kyrgyzstan seeks to boost prime minister powers through upcoming referendum

    Kyrgyzstan seeks to boost prime minister powers through upcoming referendum
    [JURIST] The Kyrgyzstan Supreme Council [official website, in Kyrgyz] on Thursday voted in favor of holding a constitutional referendum that would give more power to the country’s prime minister. Should the related parliamentary bill be…
  • Sep 30

    Federal judge prevents Arkansas from defunding Planned Parenthood

    Federal judge prevents Arkansas from defunding Planned Parenthood
    [JURIST] A federal judge on Thursday issued a temporary injunction [order, PDF] against Arkansas’ suspension of Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood [advocacy website]. Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson [official profile] terminated…
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court adds 8 cases to 2016 docket

    Supreme Court adds 8 cases to 2016 docket
    The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in eight cases [SCOTUSblog report] following its September 26 conference. In Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District [docket; cert. petition, PDF]…
Rank this Week: 12

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

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

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Jul 28

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
      Many people get married but not everyone remains in this situation. Some decide to get a divorce for different reasons – they don’t get along or simply they don’t like being married anymore. No matter the reason,…
  • 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
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/
  • Oct 1

    In Deposition, Donald Trump Says Illegal Immigration Led to Nomination

    In Deposition, Donald Trump Says Illegal Immigration Led to Nomination
    The New York Times reports on the release of a videotaped deposition of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in a piece of civil litigation. A Washington judge made public the videotaped deposition. The video shows Mr. Trump…
  • Sep 30

    Twenty Year Anniversary of IIRIRA

    Twenty Year Anniversary of IIRIRA
    It is an anniversary of sorts today. On September 30, 1996, the U.S. Congress enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), dramatically changing U.S. immigration policy and setting in motion a…
  • Sep 30

    Trump's Racism and Sexism is Getting Worse Everyday

    Trump's Racism and Sexism is Getting Worse Everyday
    Joan Walsh writes for the Nation: It’s no accident that three of Trump’s victims—[Alicia] Machado, the Khan family and Judge Gonzalo Curiel—are not white. Hostility to minorities is the animating energy of the campaign. But the…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
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/
  • Sep 28

    Big Data and the ADA

    Big Data and the ADA
    Sharona Hoffman (Case Western) has just posted on SSRN her essay (forthcoming Hastings L.J.) Big Data and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here's the abstract: While big data offers society many potential benefits, it also comes with…
  • Sep 28

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical
    Katherine Stone (UCLA) just had her essay What Hillary Should Say published in The Huffington Post. The essay argues that Hillary Clinton should respond to Trump's critique of free trade by adopting any of several proposals to help American…
  • Sep 27

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center
    Earlier today, the EEOC initiated an online resource center for small businesses. The resource is targeted specifically toward small businesses, with an eye toward helping them comply with federal anti-discrimination laws, which can often…
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/
  • Sep 30

    Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities Thursday, October 13, 2016
    The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will host a Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities. This lunch-time forum event will be held at Top of...
  • Sep 30

    Arbitration and Competition Law: Integrating Europe Through Arbitration

    Arbitration and Competition Law: Integrating Europe Through Arbitration
    Marianela Lopez-Galdos, GW Law, describes Arbitration and Competition Law: Integrating Europe Through Arbitration. ABSTRACT: The analysis presents an insightful study of how the use of arbitration to solve antitrust-related disputes is…
  • Sep 30

    EU Competition Rules in the Insurance Sector: A Different World in Change

    EU Competition Rules in the Insurance Sector: A Different World in Change
    Fabian Stancke, Brunswick European Law School and Josef Hainz, Dentons Europe LLP discuss EU Competition Rules in the Insurance Sector: A Different World in Change. ABSTRACT: Although the insurance industry is subject not only to its…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 1

    Heirs May Not Have to be Blood Related to Inherit Some of Prince's Estate

    Heirs May Not Have to be Blood Related to Inherit Some of Prince's Estate
    In recent legal developments, potential heirs are finding out that you may not have to be a blood relative to inherit some of Prince’s estate. Because Prince died intestate, his sister and five half-siblings will soon likely be declared…
  • Sep 30

    Article on Privatizing Religious Matters in Divorce and Inheritance

    Article on Privatizing Religious Matters in Divorce and Inheritance
    Robin Fretwell Wilson recently published an Article entitled, Privatizing Family Law in the Name of Religion, 18 Wm. & Mary Bill of Rts. J. 925 (2010). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Essay examines a movement across...
  • Sep 30

    Avoiding Ademption

    Avoiding Ademption
    Failing to maintain and update your will can cause major problems with ademption. Ademption occurs when a specific bequest is no longer present in the testator’s estate at death. There are two types of ademption—by satisfaction or…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended From Office Over Same-Sex Marriage Order

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended From Office Over Same-Sex Marriage Order
    Alabama's 9-member Court of the Judiciary today unanimously concluded that Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore violated various Canons of Judicial Ethics in issuing an order to state probate judges telling them they had a duty under…
  • Sep 30

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds School Choice Plan, But Invalidates Appropriations For It

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds School Choice Plan, But Invalidates Appropriations For It
    In Schwartz v. Lopez, (NV Sup. Ct., Sept. 29, 2016), the Nevada Supreme Court gave a mixed victory to opponents of the state's school choice program.  The state's Educational Savings Account program is the most extensive in the…
  • Sep 30

    Two RLUIPA Suits Over Rezoning For Islamic School Are Settled

    Two RLUIPA Suits Over Rezoning For Islamic School Are Settled
    According to the Ann Arbor News, Pittsfield Township, Michigan yesterday reached agreements to settle two related RLUIPA lawsuits challenging the township's refusal to rezone a vacant parcel of land for construction of a pre-K through 12…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 24

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/
  • Sep 30

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?
    Thanks to Howard for organizing this discussion about the upcoming election. I’m excited for the conversation. As if this particular election cycle needed more complications, a massive obstacle faces courts and litigants (and, by extension,…
  • Sep 30

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?
    Thanks to Howard for organizing this discussion about the upcoming election. I’m excited for the conversation. As if this particular election cycle needed more complications, a massive obstacle faces courts and litigants (and, by extension,…
  • Sep 30

    Roy Moore suspended for remainder of term

    Roy Moore suspended for remainder of term
    The Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore for the remainder of his term in office. The focus of the charges was a January 2016 administrative order, in which Moore advised the state's probate judges that the court's…
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 1

    CFP: The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society

    CFP: The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society
    The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society is accepting papers for its upcoming symposium, entitled “Women in the Boardroom: The Social and Business Arguments that Challenge Executive Board Homogeneity“. Submit...
  • Oct 1

    Conference: We Robot 2017 – New Haven, CT

    Conference: We Robot 2017 – New Haven, CT
    Yale Law School is hosting the We Robot 2017 conference on law and policy relating to robotics on Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 2017 in New Haven, CT. The conference will accept 1-3 page...
  • Oct 1

    Conference: Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics – Pittsburgh, PA

    Conference: Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics – Pittsburgh, PA
    Duquesne University School of Law is hosting its Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference on Dec. 3, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from presenters who teach how...
Rank this Week: 26

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Norris v. Tennessee 16-104 Issue: (1) Whether the Sixth Circuit’s “unreasonable determination of fact” holding under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(2) precluded the Tennessee Court of Criminal…
  • Sep 30

    Academic highlight: Greenhouse and Siegel on the right to abortion after Whole Woman’s Health

    Academic highlight: Greenhouse and Siegel on the right to abortion after Whole Woman’s Health
    How closely should courts scrutinize the purpose and effect of state legislation regulating abortion? Linda Greenhouse and Reva Siegel addressed that issue at length in an article published shortly before the Supreme Court struck down a Texas…
  • Sep 30

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court added eight cases to its docket for the upcoming term. Amy Howe covered the orders for this blog. Additional coverage comes from Matt Ford at The Atlantic and Lyle Denniston at Constitution Daily. At Empirical…
Rank this Week: 27

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: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 1

    Electronic Chattel Paper – Changing the Medium

    Electronic Chattel Paper – Changing the Medium
    A private correspondent writes: “Have you ever heard of any cases on electronic chattel paper that is subsequently printed out (apparently called “papering out” in the biz) and the printed version being considered as an…
  • Sep 30

    What Do You Do?

    What Do You Do?
    What do you do? It is a seemingly easy question. It may be an invitation for small talk or formal proposal. But how do you respond? What things should you mention? How much should you say? It is an open-ended question that should be easy to…
  • Sep 29

    Default vs Diversity

    Default vs Diversity
    I recently attended an access to justice conference where the majority of speakers and attendees were white men. As a South Asian woman my presence felt conspicuous. This circumstance didn’t feel intentional or nefarious, it was clearly…
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/
  • Sep 30

    The IPKat team news: new arrivals and farewell

    The IPKat team news: new arrivals and farewell
    The IPKat is getting his teeth into the new seasonFall is a season of new school supplies, a new court term and new challenges ahead.  The IPKat is also embracing new chapters this season with some exciting announcements.GuestKatsThe…
  • Sep 29

    Brexit - who has the power to change UK law?

    Brexit - who has the power to change UK law?
    There are two kinds of general European Union laws. EU Regulations are directly effective in all member states.  In the UK, this is recognised by Section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972, which provides that:All such rights,…
  • Sep 29

    Book review: Computer Crimes and Digital Investigation

    Book review: Computer Crimes and Digital Investigation
    Would-be computer criminals be warned, the law is slowly but surely catching up with you.  In Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations, 2nd edition, Ian Walden provides an updated version of his 2007 treatise on legal aspect of…
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/
  • Sep 29

    World Economic Forum – These are the world’s most competitive economie

    World Economic Forum – These are the world’s most competitive economie
    “The latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report reveals the world’s most competitive economies – and there’s a familiar face at the top of the rankings. The Global Competitiveness…
  • Sep 29

    GSA Launches U.S. Data Federation

    GSA Launches U.S. Data Federation
    “The U.S. Data Federation supports data interoperability and harmonization across Federal, state, and local government agencies by highlighting common data formats, API specifications, and metadata vocabularies….The U.S. Data…
  • Sep 29

    Politico – Secret Plan to Protect America’s Founding Documents During WWII

    Politico – Secret Plan to Protect America’s Founding Documents During WWII
    After Pearl Harbor, a fearful Library of Congress secretly stashed the crown jewels of U.S. history for safekeeping. This was the rescue plan. By Stephen Puleo. September 25, 2016.
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/
  • Sep 30

    IPR; Advertising & Trademarks: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network

    IPR; Advertising & Trademarks: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network
    Another full week over here at LexBlog! We had some great blog launches this week, and so before you head off for the weekend, check out the latest blogs to hit the LexBlog Network: From the team at Fenwick & …
  • Sep 26

    Clio Cloud Conference nails it : Here’s the social media coverage

    Clio Cloud Conference nails it : Here’s the social media coverage
    There are legal conferences. There are legal technology conferences. And there is the annual Clio Cloud Conference, which after wrapping up a week ago in Chicago has set itself apart from the pack — in a big way. When you’re…
  • Sep 23

    Sports; Internal Investigations: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network

    Sports; Internal Investigations: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network
    Well over here in Seattle we’re ready to get our typical Fall weekend started: Clouds, falling leaves, and catching up on what we’ve missed during all that Clio coverage. Speaking of, don’t miss this week’s new to the…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Sep 29

    Lousy Ad

    Lousy Ad
    I don’t know who this Democratic Coalition Against Trump is.  I like their URL.  But I don’t at all care for this web ad they’ve done — it strikes me as utterly ineffective.  The issue of Trump being in…
  • Sep 29

    Why the Attempt to Enjoin the IANA Transfer is Basele

    Why the Attempt to Enjoin the IANA Transfer is Basele
    The Attorney Generals of four right-wing states sued today to block the transfer of the US’s control over IANA to ICANN.  Here’s a link to the plaintiffs’ complaint and request for declaratory and injunctive…
  • Sep 28

    This Is Silly

    This Is Silly
    …but it’s also fun: The Hillary Shimmy Song: by Jonathan Mann.
Rank this Week: 34

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/
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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 1

    Senator Warren has more twitter-fun with Dopey Donald Chump

    Senator Warren has more twitter-fun with Dopey Donald Chump
    This is funny.
  • Oct 1

    Jason Stanley in the news...

    Jason Stanley in the news...
    ...sort of, a propos last week's melodrama. (Thanks to several readers who sent this along.)
  • Sep 30

    New books in September

    New books in September
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books this month: American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals & Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice by Albert J. Raboteau (Princeton University Press, 2016). Normative…
Rank this Week: 36

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.
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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
  • Sep 30

    The American Role in International Surrogacy

    The American Role in International Surrogacy
    At the beginning of September, I attended a conference on international surrogacy at the University of Hong Kong.  It confirmed my growing recognition of the importance of globalization of fertility treatments.   It also…
  • Sep 30

    The Many Options Available to Resolve the Brangelina Family Break-Up

    The Many Options Available to Resolve the Brangelina Family Break-Up
    by Jane C. Murphy and Jana Singer The recent announcement that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and is seeking sole physical custody of their six children has triggered tabloid speculation about the ugly fight to come. But…
  • Sep 28

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality
    It comes out this March: The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History (Harvard University Press, 320 pp.). The author is Carlos A. Ball, the Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar at the…
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre

    Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre
    Jon Garon, Shepard Broad College of Law, is publishing Hidden Hands that Shaped the Marketplace of Ideas: Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre in volume 19 of the University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal…
  • Sep 29

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art
    Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Twenty-five years ago, in a seminal article in...
  • Sep 27

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism
    Tanya Aplin, King's College London, is publishing Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (M. Richardson and S. Ricketson eds., Edward Elgar, 2016). Here is the…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
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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: 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/
  • Aug 5

    Miller & Zois Helps Create New Nursing Home Law in Maryland

    Miller & Zois Helps Create New Nursing Home Law in Maryland
    Our primary focus at Miller & Zois is to further the interest of our clients by maximizing the value of their injury or wrongful death claims.  But it is also an absolute joy when we can be a part of changing Maryland law that helps…
  • Jul 20

    Social Host Drunk Driving in Maryland | New Law

    Social Host Drunk Driving in Maryland | New Law
    I’ve complained to you (all 14 of you) for years about Maryland’s ridiculous refusal to adopt dram shop laws.  Enforcement of dram shop laws would allow lawsuits against bars and restaurants who knowingly serve drunk…
  • Jun 20

    Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawsuits 2016

    Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawsuits 2016
    Here is an interesting look at the first 20 medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Maryland in 2016 with a brief summary of plaintiff’s allegations in the case. Hall v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC (filed on January 4, 2016): This is a bed…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    The CAFC discusses discovery issues in Drone v. Parrot

    The CAFC discusses discovery issues in Drone v. Parrot
    The argument of appellant ParrotParrot raises three issues on appeal. First, it contendsthat Drone did not have standing to sue and that,therefore, the district court should have dismissed Drone’ssuit for lack of jurisdiction. Second,…
  • Sep 25

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.
    The beginning of the special episode Celebrating Charlie included a sun with a bowtie. A different edition of Sunday morning. Last day of hosting. Black suit, white shirt. First up, Rita Braver tells Charlie: Relax. Almost fifty years…
  • Sep 23

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle
    Obviousness in patent law is measured relevant to a person having ordinary skill in the art (sometimes designated PHOSITA). The CRISPR patent battles will, in part, turn on the level of skill.Nature wrote of the Doudna (Berkeley) vs. Zhang…
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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 27

    Drone Journalism in Sri Lanka

    Drone Journalism in Sri Lanka
    Over August and September this year, I conducted Sri Lanka’s first workshops on the ethical, legal use of drones or UAVs in journalism. The workshop was heavily anchored to the ethics around the use of drones, the detailed regulations…
  • Sep 26

    ICCM 2016, Manila, Philippines: Video message from ICT4Peace Foundation

    ICCM 2016, Manila, Philippines: Video message from ICT4Peace Foundation
    The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) is the leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world’s best…
  • Aug 28

    Remembering is resisting

    Remembering is resisting
    I gave a short talk on the politics of digital memorialisation through personal archives at Colomboscope 2016 on a panel titled ‘Rendering Realities’, moderated by Subha Wijesiriwardena. The festival’s description of my…
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