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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/
  • Jan 15

    SNL Cold Open and Open Thread

    SNL Cold Open and Open Thread
    Alec Baldwin has so many funny lines and faces in last night's SNL cold open. Enjoy. This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 15

    Tuning Out Donald Trump

    Tuning Out Donald Trump
    Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker writes on the Music Donald Trump Can't Hear. He has a point. There is no song to describe UnPresident Elect Donald Trump because he has no music in his soul. The emotional state he triggers in so many of…
  • Jan 14

    Saturday Open Thread: No Inauguration News Here

    Saturday Open Thread: No Inauguration News Here
    In the "things I am not reporting on and couldn't care less about" department: UnPresident Elect Donald Trump's inauguration. I'm going to do other things and put up a few open threads until its over. After that, I will do my best to... [[…
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/
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud
    Marco Laureti, 45, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and Felix Mostelac, 44, Miami Beach, Florida, were charged by Indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, and multiple counts of wire…
  • Jan 14

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme
    Cecil Sylvester Chester, 70, Mitchellville, Maryland was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a mortgage fraud scheme involving the fraudulent purchase of seven properties in…
  • Jan 13

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application
    Dianna F. Woods, 59, Citrus Heights, California, was found guilty after a four–day trial, a federal jury found day of four counts of making false statements on loan applications. According to evidence presented at trial, Woods was a…
Rank this Week: 5

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 15

    Leef:Feds Should Eliminate Student Loans For All Law Schools, Not Just Charlotte

    Leef:Feds Should Eliminate Student Loans For All Law Schools, Not Just Charlotte
    Forbes: We Have Too Many Law Schools, But This Isn't The Way To Thin The Herd, by George Leef (Pope Center for Higher Education Policy): It makes no more sense for the government to help a student with a 175 LSAT pay for Harvard than to help…
  • Jan 15

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new paper debuting on the list at #3: [603 Downloads] Problems with Destination-Based Corporate Taxes and the Ryan Blueprint, by Reuven S.…
  • Jan 15

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    Bloomberg, Kansas Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump's Tax Ambition Bloomberg BNA, Full Expensing Forever? How Advocates Won in GOP Tax Plan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, ACA Repeal Means Tax Cuts for Drug Companies and Health…
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

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/
  • Jan 15

    IN MEMORIAM: ROBERT FEDER

    IN MEMORIAM: ROBERT FEDER
    We are sorry to report the passing of Robert Feder, founding partner of Cuddy & Feder LLP, whose principal office is in White Plains. Bob was probably the most prominent real estate lawyer in Westchester County for over 4…
  • Jan 14

    OFFICER LIED ABOUT STABBING?

    OFFICER LIED ABOUT STABBING?
    Family of Mohamed Bah, man fatally shot by police, urges DOJ to prosecute cop who admitted he never stabbed him Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah, calls on U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to open a federal investigation into her…
  • Jan 13

    QUTUB MINAR

    QUTUB MINAR
    Foreign entry fee: Rs 500 @ Delhi, India
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Jan 15

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Law Is A Seamless Web

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Law Is A Seamless Web
    Introduction F.W. Maitland, the famous legal historian wrote, “Such is the unity of all history that any one who endeavors to tell a piece of it must feel that his first sentence tears a seamless web.” (A Prologue to a...
  • Jan 14

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "On What Matters: Volume Three" by Parfit

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "On What Matters: Volume Three" by Parfit
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends On What Matters: Volume Three by Derek Parfit. Here is a description: Derek Parfit presents the third volume of On What Matters, his landmark work of moral philosophy. Parfit develops further his…
  • Jan 14

    Download of the Week: "Law and Moral Dilemmas" by Huang

    Download of the Week: "Law and Moral Dilemmas" by Huang
    The Download of the Week is Law and Moral Dilemmas by Bert I. Huang. Here is the abstract: If your self-driving Volvo suddenly must decide whether to swerve into one pedestrian in order to avoid crashing into five others, what...
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/
  • Jan 15

    Palestine leader warns President-Elect Trump against moving embassy to Jerusalem

    Palestine leader warns President-Elect Trump against moving embassy to Jerusalem
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in a recent letter, warned [Independent article] President-Elect Trump against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Specifically, Abbas said the move would have a “disastrous impact on the…
  • Jan 15

    Philippines President threatens martial law to combat drug problem

    Philippines President threatens martial law to combat drug problem
    The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he plans to declare martial law [Reuters report] if the country’s drug problem becomes “very virulent.” Duterte, who recently called reports that he intended to…
  • Jan 15

    Former Haiti coup leader pleads not guilty to US drug charge

    Former Haiti coup leader pleads not guilty to US drug charge
    Former Haitian coup leader Guy Philippe pleaded not guilty [BBC report] on Friday to charges of drug trafficking and money laundering in the Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida [official website]. Philippe was arrested on…
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
  • Jan 13

    E.U. Starts to Ponder Whether Future Robots Could Have Legal Right

    E.U. Starts to Ponder Whether Future Robots Could Have Legal Right
    The idea a Roomba possessing legal rights may be preposterous. But as robots get smarter and more human-like, the question of recognizing the legal status of “electronic persons” could be taken more seriously. At least in…
  • Jan 13

    AM Roundup: New Scrutiny of Clinton Probe

    AM Roundup: New Scrutiny of Clinton Probe
    Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news: Comey’s call:  The Justice Department’s inspector general launched an investigation into how the head of the FBI and his deputy handled probes into Democratic presidential…
  • Jan 12

    SpongeBob and Krusty Krab Prevail in Real-Life Trademark Battle

    SpongeBob and Krusty Krab Prevail in Real-Life Trademark Battle
    It’s an underwater restaurant that caters to sea creatures, owned by a penny-pinching crab and exists in a cartoon universe. The Krusty Krab may not be real like or Red Lobster, but its trademark rights are no fiction. A federal…
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 15

    Nebraska Supreme Court decides "undocumented status" can be proper, but not conclusive, sentencing factor when deciding on probation sentence

    Nebraska Supreme Court decides "undocumented status" can be proper, but not conclusive, sentencing factor when deciding on probation sentence
    As reported in this local article, headlined "Immigration status can be used to help decide sentencing, Nebraska Supreme Court says," the top court in the Cornhusker State handed down an interesting ruling late last week. Here is…
  • Jan 14

    "Punishment and Moral Risk"

    "Punishment and Moral Risk"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper authored by Adam Kolber now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: For every interesting moral question, we should have at least some doubt that we know...
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court grants cert on four new criminal cases and a dozen other

    Supreme Court grants cert on four new criminal cases and a dozen other
    After a seemingly long quiet period of avoiding taking on too many new cases, the Supreme Court this afternoon issued this order list which grants cert on 16(!) new cases. I believe these four cases from the list are the...
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 15

    San Francisco Cannot Be Sued Over Kate Steinle Shooting

    San Francisco Cannot Be Sued Over Kate Steinle Shooting
    From CNN: The family of a woman allegedly killed by an undocumented immigrant who'd recently been released from jail can't sue San Francisco over its sanctuary policy, according to a recent court ruling. Kate Steinle's shooting death in 2015…
  • Jan 15

    According the Paul Ryan: No Deportation Army

    According the Paul Ryan: No Deportation Army
    From Fox News: Repeating something he said last month: House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday that there will not be a deportation force tasked with evicting illegal immigrants from the U.S. “That’s not happening,” he said during a…
  • Jan 15

    President Obama’s Change to Cuban Migration Policy, Explained

    President Obama’s Change to Cuban Migration Policy, Explained
    The American Immigration Council explains the basics surrounding President Obama's announcement of a change in the "foot-wet, foot-dry" policy directed toward Cuban migrants. Francis Robles for the zNew Yorks Times explains how Cuba…
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/
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
  • Jan 12

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance
    The EEOC just announced that the public input period is now open for its proposed Anti-Harassment Guidance. The guidance is available here, and the input period ends on February 9, 2017. From the press release: "The public is invited…
  • Jan 11

    DOL Exit Memo

    DOL Exit Memo
    Last week, outgoing Labor Secretary Thomas Perez authored an exit memorandum outlining the present and future of employment rights. The memo is very well written and makes some compelling arguments in a number of areas. The Secretary touches…
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/
  • Jan 15

    United States Organ Transplants Reach Record High

    United States Organ Transplants Reach Record High
    For the fourth year in a row, organ transplants reached a record high last year. In 2016, transplants were up 8.5% from 2015, which is a 19.8% increase since 2012. This growth can mainly be attributed to an increasing number...
  • Jan 15

    Princess Leia Will Not Be Digitally Recreated Posthumou

    Princess Leia Will Not Be Digitally Recreated Posthumou
    Rest assured Star Wars fans, Lucasfilm, the movie’s production company, claims it has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s character, Princess Leia, in upcoming films. This announcement comes shortly after several celebrities…
  • Jan 14

    Strangers Raise Money to Give 108-Year-Old the Proper End-of-Life Comfort

    Strangers Raise Money to Give 108-Year-Old the Proper End-of-Life Comfort
    After 108-year-old Carrie Rausch was nearly forced out of her assisted living facility, her daughter and subsequent strangers decided to raise money to help her live her remaining years in comfort. Rausch’s daughter set up a GoFundMe page…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Aguilar v. Lemke, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2526 (ND IL, Jan. 5, 2017), an Illinois federal district court allowed an inmate to move ahead with his claim that his placement in segregation in violation of his due process rights resulted in…
  • Jan 15

    Indiana RFRA Not Defense To Tax Evasion

    Indiana RFRA Not Defense To Tax Evasion
    In Tyms-Bey v. State of Indiana, (IN App., Jan. 13, 2017), an Indiana appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, held that a state RFRA defense cannot be raised in a tax evasion prosecution.  According to the majority opinion:as a matter of law…
  • Jan 14

    NJ Court Upholds Historic Preservation Funds To Churches In State Constitutional Challenge

    NJ Court Upholds Historic Preservation Funds To Churches In State Constitutional Challenge
    In Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, (NJ Super., Jan 9, 2017), a New Jersey trial court upheld a county's allowing churches to be among those receiving grants from the county's Historic…
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/
  • Jan 13

    Procedure returns to SCOTUS docket

    Procedure returns to SCOTUS docket
    SCOTUS granted cert in sixteen new cases today. Several involve procedure/fed courts issues, including: • The scope of general personal jurisdiction over a U.S.-based company in a state. • In what court a fired federal employee can…
  • Jan 13

    The revolution in law practice was much like this profession's revolution

    The revolution in law practice was much like this profession's revolution
    Ann Marie Marciarille had a very good recent post (here) about Brad Smith's talk at the AALS annual meeting. Smith noted that dentistry lacks diversity nearly as much as law does and off handedly said, "Why, I have no idea."…
  • Jan 13

    The Blue Inhaler

    The Blue Inhaler
    I carry an albuterol inhaler as my quick relief medication for asthma. I use it infrequently, which is good news for me and good news for my asthma. Known in many other countries as the blue inhaler or the blue puffer, albuterol/salbutemol is…
Rank this Week: 25

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Gordon v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 16-673 Issues: (1) Whether a federal official may retroactively ratify an ultra vires government action when: (a) no federal official was authorized to…
  • Jan 13

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman Goodyear Tire v. Haeger Endrew F. v. Douglas City School District…
  • Jan 13

    Court adds 16 new cases to its merits docket (Expanded)

    Court adds 16 new cases to its merits docket (Expanded)
    Update at 4:36 p.m.,  January 13: This post has been expanded to include summaries of all the cases the court agreed today to review. Last week the justices held their first private conference of 2017. They did not grant any cases from…
Rank this Week: 26

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

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

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jan 11

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Alexandra Lahav, University of Connecticut School of Law, presents today her paper entitled The Disintegration of Procedure. No paper publicly available. Vanderbilt University Law School Margo...
  • Jan 9

    Commonwealth Law Conference – Melbourne, Australia

    Commonwealth Law Conference – Melbourne, Australia
    The Commonwealth Lawyers Association will host its 20th Commonwealth Law Conference on Mar. 20-24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of the conference will be “Thriving in a global world: building on...
  • Jan 9

    American Psych-Law Annual Conference – Seattle, WA

    American Psych-Law Annual Conference – Seattle, WA
    The American Psychology-Law Society will host its annual conference on Mar. 16-18, 2017 in Seattle, WA. Registration is mandatory and is now open.
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
  • Jan 15

    Orthodox Jews in Civil Legal Disputes in Canada

    Orthodox Jews in Civil Legal Disputes in Canada
    Orthodox Jews are no strangers to court in Canada. We have them to thank for the seminal s. 2(a) case in Syndicat Northcrest v. Amselem and the infamous “ghet” case in Bruker v. Marcovitz (where arguably only…
  • Jan 15

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Jan 13

    New Minister, Same Focus?

    New Minister, Same Focus?
    Outgoing Minister John McCallum received a standing ovation at the CBA conference for immigration lawyers in 2016. It was evident from his keynote address and from fielding questions, that he understood key issues and he had a plan for fixing…
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

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Arrow declarations can be granted: Fujifilm v AbbVie

    Arrow declarations can be granted: Fujifilm v AbbVie
    The Court of Appeal decided yesterday that the High Court can, as a point of principle, properly grant declarations that a product lacked novelty or an inventive step at a particular date, see Fujifim Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co.,…
  • Jan 10

    Guest Post - China's Patent Boom

    Guest Post - China's Patent Boom
    The IPKat is delighted to receive this guest post from Yangjin Li (details at the end of the post)World Intellectual Property Organization recently published its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report. This report states that,…
  • Jan 8

    Watch out lawyers - do you own your name?

    Watch out lawyers - do you own your name?
    That which we call a roseDo lawyers own goodwill in their name? The UK's IP Enterprise Court tells all in Bhayani & Anor v Taylor Bracewell LLP [2016] EWHC 3360.This was a summary judgment decision which focused on the question…
Rank this Week: 31

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 15

    The incoming US Congress’s powers to overturn regulations of the previous administration

    The incoming US Congress’s powers to overturn regulations of the previous administration
    Document via the European Parliament – The incoming US Congress’s powers to overturn regulations of the previous administration, 13-01-2017 “During the election campaign, President-elect Donald Trump stated his intention to…
  • Jan 15

    A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity

    A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity
    A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity – Daniel Garrie January 11, 2017. “Law firms have long held a hallowed position in the corporate world, as the preeminent keeper of confidences. But the frequency with which law firms are…
  • Jan 15

    Law School Case Study: UC-Hastings’ Startup Legal Garage

    Law School Case Study: UC-Hastings’ Startup Legal Garage
    “In Thomson Reuters’ examination of methods that modern law schools can use to help enable their students to become more “practice ready,” we identified four law schools already integrating practice-ready skills into…
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/
  • Jan 12

    Legal tech companies make selling to law firms tough on themselve

    Legal tech companies make selling to law firms tough on themselve
    Many legal tech companies bemoan the difficulties of selling technology to law firms when law firms are so far behind the times. In reality, it’s the legal technology companies which make it tough on themselves by using outdated…
  • Jan 9

    Eloquent and easy blogging software offered as a service

    Eloquent and easy blogging software offered as a service
    The popular publishing platform, Medium announced last week that it was laying off one third of its employees and closing two if its three offices. As expected, the news has generated a lot of discussion. Particularly interesting for LexBlog…
  • Jan 8

    Blogging helps law professors make a name for themselves : AALS

    Blogging helps law professors make a name for themselves : AALS
    Reading  “WTF is AALS,” in an Above The Law post by the Anonymous Law Professor last Tuesday was enough to catch my attention. Turns out AALS is the American Association of Law Schools, an organization I hadn’t…
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/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
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/
Rank this Week: 35

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: 36

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/
Rank this Week: 37

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
  • Jan 13

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine
    I want to draw your attention to an important new paper by Will Baude on the flawed legal  foundations of qualified immunity doctrine. The paper lucidly explains that the Supreme Court’s explanations for why 42 U.S.C. Section…
  • Jan 10

    A Scholar is a Bu

    A Scholar is a Bu
    This is a phrase attributed to Alexander Bickel, the noted constitutional scholar.  What he meant was that scholars should do their research without concern about its partisan implications. The bus goes on its route no matter who might…
  • Jan 10

    FAN 137 (First Amendment News) Backpage.com removes adult content due to government censorship — vows to fight First Amendment battle

    FAN 137 (First Amendment News) Backpage.com removes adult content due to government censorship — vows to fight First Amendment battle
    Seattle. This from a press release from Backpage.com: As the direct result of unconstitutional government censorship, Backpage.com has removed its Adult content section from the highly popular classified website, effective immediately. For…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 11

    IntLawGrrl Hari M. Osofsky named Penn State Law and International Affairs dean

    IntLawGrrl Hari M. Osofsky named Penn State Law and International Affairs dean
    Delighted to see that a charter member of IntLawGrrls blog, Dr. Hari M. Osofsky, has been named the new dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs in University Park, Pennsylvania. Pending approval by that…
  • Jan 10

    Georgia Law’s International Law Colloquium returns for 2017

    Georgia Law’s International Law Colloquium returns for 2017
    The International Law Colloquium, a time-honored tradition here at the University of Georgia School of Law, returns this spring with another great lineup of global legal experts. Led by my international law colleague and our newest holder of…
  • Jan 9

    IntLawGrrls among newest American Law Institute member

    IntLawGrrls among newest American Law Institute member
    On reading a newsletter that just arrived by snailmail, I was delighted to see the names of 3 IntLawGrrls contributors in the list of new members to the 93-year-old American Law Institute; in its own words, “the leading independent…
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/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
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…
  • 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 to allow lawsuits against bars and restaurants who knowingly serve drunk people who then go out and hurt of kill someone.…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
  • Dec 15

    Ontario Government Tells Ottawa It Is Open to New Internet Tax to Fund Cancon

    Ontario Government Tells Ottawa It Is Open to New Internet Tax to Fund Cancon
    The Canadian Heritage consultation on Canadian content in a digital world recently concluded and the department has now posted the responses. There are few surprises with many creator groups supporting Netflix and Internet taxes, while…
Rank this Week: 43

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    CBS Sunday Morning on 15 January 2017, the Sunday before the inauguration

    CBS Sunday Morning on 15 January 2017, the Sunday before the inauguration
    The cover story was done by Martha Teichner, giving an analysis of the Obama presidency. Michelle Miller on Jackie Evancho, who will be singing at the inauguration. Lee Cowan on Viola Davis, who noted praise doesn't always last (or bring…
  • Jan 14

    Evaluating the value of patents; a lesson from baseball?

    Evaluating the value of patents; a lesson from baseball?
    From time to time, the use of forward patent citation numbers to evaluate the value ofa patent arises, and IPBiz points out the errors of this approach.In baseball, the value of players involved in a trade is frequently debated. 2017 marks…
  • Jan 12

    CAFC affirms SD Ind in Lilly v. Teva in pemetrexed case Teva loses;

    CAFC affirms SD Ind in Lilly v. Teva in pemetrexed case Teva loses;
    The overview of the action:Eli Lilly & Co. (“Eli Lilly”) is the owner of U.S. PatentNo. 7,772,209 (“’209 patent”). It filed this consolidatedHatch-Waxman suit against Teva Parenteral Medicines,Inc.; APP…
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • Dec 19

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture
    Delivered a short presentation today to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Colombo on ‘Corridors of Power’, an exhibition I curated with Channa Daswatta and Asanga Welikala that explores Sri Lanka’s…
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
  • Nov 5

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google
    Created a new Google custom search engine (after the reception to the first made yesterday) covering key government websites. Access it here. The search engine indexes everything on: President’s Media Division –…
Rank this Week: 45