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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/
  • Nov 27

    What Tax Profs Are Thankful For

    What Tax Profs Are Thankful For
    Jordan Barry (San Diego): "I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for my brilliant and beautiful wife Emily, my loving family, and my wonderful friends. I’m also thankful for my job—and for tenure, which I received this…
  • Nov 27

    WSJ: Law School Deans Question Sharp Drop in Bar Exam Score

    WSJ: Law School Deans Question Sharp Drop in Bar Exam Score
    Following up on my previous posts: Bar Exam Scores Dip to Their Lowest Level in 10 Years (Oct. 15, 2014) MBE, Brooklyn Dean Debate Cause of Declining Bar Pass Rates: Students or the Test? (Nov. 11, 2014) Class of 2014 LSAT Scores Did Not…
  • Nov 27

    Taxing Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen

    Taxing Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen
    Forbes: Taxing Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen, by Robert W. Wood: A central theme of the Bible is that it is better to give than to receive, even when you give up a great deal. Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen, a short story masterpiece by O.…
Rank this Week: 2

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: 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/
  • Nov 26

    The 2014 ATL Holiday Gift Guide

    The 2014 ATL Holiday Gift Guide
    Not sure about what to get the lawyer or law student in your life for the holidays? We've got you covered!
  • Nov 26

    Law Firms And The No-Longer ‘New’ Normal: Insights On 7 Key Subject

    Law Firms And The No-Longer ‘New’ Normal: Insights On 7 Key Subject
    The fate of the billable hour, how small firms can compete with large ones, the evil of profits per partner, and more.
  • Nov 26

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.26.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.26.14
    Ed. note: Above the Law will have a reduced publishing schedule on Friday, November 28, while we recover from turkey-induced comas. * Holy backfire Batman! Florida desperately wanted to display a nativity scene in the State Capitol because…
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/
  • Nov 26

    Thanksgiving Eve Open Thread

    Thanksgiving Eve Open Thread
    Tomorrow is for turkey, but I made lasagne for tonight. In the news, the UK is considering legislation to force internet service providers to keep more user detail records: Prime Minister David Cameron ’s government unveiled…
  • Nov 26

    Pre Thanksgiving Open Thread

    Pre Thanksgiving Open Thread
    TalkLeft wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Don't forget to check in with your local radio station to find out what time they will play Alice's Restaurant. It was November 28, 1965 that Arlo was convicted of littering in Stockbridge,…
  • Nov 25

    More National Guardsmen Called to Ferguson

    More National Guardsmen Called to Ferguson
    MO Governor Jay Nixon has ordered 2,200 more national guardsman to Ferguson. More than 2,200 additional National Guard troops will take to the streets in the St. Louis area at night, Gov. Jay Nixon announced. They will join 700 Guardsmen…
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/
  • Nov 27

    Lamparello on Defamatory Opinion

    Lamparello on Defamatory Opinion
    Adam Lamparello (Indiana Tech - Law School) has posted The Case for Defamatory Opinion on SSRN. Here is the abstract:The law should not allow revenge porn in the name of the First Amendment, just as it should not allow private...
  • Nov 27

    Nayar on Sovereignty

    Nayar on Sovereignty
    Jayan Nayar (University of Warwick - School of Law) has posted On the Elusive Subject of Sovereignty on SSRN. Here is the abstract: ‘Sovereignty’, it seems, confounds, and the fate of the ‘subject’ thus appears uncertain. Central to…
  • Nov 27

    Endicott on Comity Among Authoritie

    Endicott on Comity Among Authoritie
    Timothy A.O. Endicott (University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) has posted Comity Among Authorities on SSRN> Here is the abstract: An authority often needs to take account of the decisions of another authority, in order to carry out its...
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry
    Video Description: Anyone convicted of a crime involving sex may be put on a public registry. At a conference on sex offender laws Vicky Henry, president of Women Against the Registry (WAR), tells of the horrendous consequences of the…
  • Nov 5

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say
    Original Article 10/17/2014 By Puck Lo Frank Lindsay, 62, is a father, small-business owner and avid surfer. He’s also one of 105,000 people in California — and 760,000 nationally — listed as a sex offender. In accordance…
  • Nov 5

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule
    Original Article 10/14/2014 By Peter Hall Some of Pennsylvania's latest sex offender registration requirements run afoul of a constitutional ban on laws that create new penalties for people who have already paid for their crimes, the…
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/
  • Nov 27

    HRW: First FGM trial in Egypt ends in acquittal

    HRW: First FGM trial in Egypt ends in acquittal
    [JURIST] Two men in Egypt were acquitted for charges relating to female genital mutilation (FGM) [WHO backgrounder] on Thursday. Since the law banning FGM was amended in 2008, this is the only case of FGM that resulted in trial. The charges…
  • Nov 27

    Amnesty announces concern over Colombia land return

    Amnesty announces concern over Colombia land return
    [JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Thursday released a report [press release] detailing its concern that people hoping to gain their land back under the Victims Land and Restitution Law [Law 1448, text, in Spanish] in…
  • Nov 27

    Commission decides Scotland to have more independent power

    Commission decides Scotland to have more independent power
    [JURIST] UK's commission on strengthening devolution, the Smith Commission [official website], concluded on Thursday that Scotland's parliament should have more independence in certain matters. The commission, which was set up [press release]…
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/
  • Nov 27

    [Ilya Somin] Private property and the Pilgrim

    [Ilya Somin] Private property and the Pilgrim
    There is much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. One lesson of the holiday that we should try not to forget is how the Pilgrims were saved from starvation and misery by private property rights. Economist Benjamin Powell summarizes the story…
  • Nov 27

    [Will Baude] Happy Thanksgiving from the Founder

    [Will Baude] Happy Thanksgiving from the Founder
    Happy Thanksgiving to our readers! I posted this last year, but since I’m teaching a seminar on constitutional interpretation outside of the courts in January, this seems appropriate again. Here are competing Thanskgiving wishes from…
  • Nov 26

    [Eugene Volokh] Newspaper ordered not to publish court document that had been published on the court system’s site

    [Eugene Volokh] Newspaper ordered not to publish court document that had been published on the court system’s site
    Thomas B. Scheffey (Connecticut Law Tribune / Journal Inquirer) reports: In a ruling from the bench this week, New Britain Superior Court Judge Stephen Frazzini enjoined the Connecticut Law Tribune from publishing an article based on a court…
Rank this Week: 9

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Jury Convicts Sisters of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Sisters of Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Evelyn Brigget Sanchez, 32, and Darling Arlette Montalvo, 33, both of Bakersfield, California, were convicted by a federal jury for their involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that ran from October 2005 to May…
  • Nov 25

    Real Estate Agent Admits Participating in Short Sale Fraud Scheme

    Real Estate Agent Admits Participating in Short Sale Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Minerva Sanchez, 48, Fremont, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Sanchez admitted that she advised a seller to submit false and fraudulent short-sale applications to Tri Counties Bank and…
  • Nov 25

    2 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging

    2 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Su Chu Chou “Terry” Cheng, Walnut Creek, California, and Chung Li “George” Cheng, Walnut Creek, both Northern California real estate investors, have agreed to plead guilty for their role in…
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/
  • Nov 27

    Securities’ providers could recoup huge property market losses for investors following landmark High Court ruling – Hardwicke Chamber

    Securities’ providers could recoup huge property market losses for investors following landmark High Court ruling – Hardwicke Chamber
    ‘The recent High Court judgment Titan Europe 2006-3 Plc v Colliers International UK Plc [2014] EWHC 3106 (Comm) regarding commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) reflects judicial dislike of legal lacunas that let professionals…
  • Nov 27

    Assessing loss of a chance – Hardwicke Chamber

    Assessing loss of a chance – Hardwicke Chamber
    ‘In Chweidan v Mischon de Reya Solicitors [2014] EWHC 2685 (QB) Mrs Justice Simler considered the principles to be applied when assessing claims for loss of a chance and provided a helpful overview of a number of the leading…
  • Nov 27

    Zero Hours Contracts – No. 5 Chamber

    Zero Hours Contracts – No. 5 Chamber
    ‘A zero hours contract is not a term of legal art although a definition has been attempted in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill which proposes to insert as S.27A of the Employment Rights Act 1996: (1) In this section…
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
  • Nov 26

    Ex-Dewey Partner Altorelli Files for Bankruptcy

    Ex-Dewey Partner Altorelli Files for Bankruptcy
    John Altorelli, an outspoken former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partner sued for $12.9 million in the wake of the law firm’s collapse, has filed for personal bankruptcy to halt the collection efforts. In a lengthy statement issued…
  • Nov 26

    Ex-Dewey Partner Altorelli Files for Bankruptcy

    Ex-Dewey Partner Altorelli Files for Bankruptcy
    John Altorelli, an outspoken former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partner sued for $12.9 million in the wake of the law firm’s collapse, has filed for personal bankruptcy to halt the collection efforts. In a lengthy statement issued…
  • Nov 26

    Law School Deans Question Sharp Drop in Bar Exam Score

    Law School Deans Question Sharp Drop in Bar Exam Score
    Law schools are turning up the heat on the nation's leading bar exam group over what they say is an inexplicable drop in student scores on the most recent test.
Rank this Week: 13

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 27

    So grateful for so much...

    So grateful for so much...
    including all the folks who regularly check out this blog and help ensure that I continue to benefit so much from sharing stories and ideas here about sentencing law and policy. Rather than stay on topic, here is a humerous...
  • Nov 26

    Senator Rand Paul links Ferguson tragedy to harms of the modern drug war

    Senator Rand Paul links Ferguson tragedy to harms of the modern drug war
    Regular readers know I am always interested in Senator Rand Paul's distinctive perspective on criminal justice issues. This new Time op-ed, headlined "The Politicians Are To Blame in Ferguson," has Senator Paul touching on broader…
  • Nov 26

    Nearly a year into clemency initiative, turkeys remain more likely to get Prez Obama pardon than people

    Nearly a year into clemency initiative, turkeys remain more likely to get Prez Obama pardon than people
    As detailed in this AP story, headlined "Obama Defends Legal Authority — to Pardon Turkeys," there was much jocularity at the White House today as President Obama continued the White House tradition of giving executive grace to a…
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/
  • Nov 27

    BRING A TOY

    BRING A TOY
    We Give Thanks The Lex Club has plenty to be thankful for in 2014. But we are most thankful for you! Thank you for all the petitions you gathered, palm cards you handed out, fundraisers you contributed to, events you attended, happy…
  • Nov 27

    THINKING OF THOSE WITH LESS

    THINKING OF THOSE WITH LESS
    Dear Lucas, On this special day, I want to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. Today, we give thanks for all we have while keeping in mind those who have a little less. I am grateful to have your support and for…
  • Nov 27

    THE BARBERS ARE HAPPY

    THE BARBERS ARE HAPPY
    Dear Lucas, Every year at Thanksgiving we pause to reflect on all that we are grateful for. I am grateful for my family, my wife Nancy who has been my rock throughout our time together, my two strong and independent daughters, Jenny…
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
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/
  • Nov 27

    Assessing the New Restatement

    Assessing the New Restatement
    As the new Employment Law Restatement approaches final form, we can expect another wave of academic commentary, and I was fortunate enough to be present last week at the first such effort, a Symposium hosted at Ithaca hosted by the...
  • Nov 26

    Deferred-Action Immigration Status and Employer Alienage Discrimination

    Deferred-Action Immigration Status and Employer Alienage Discrimination
    Over a week ago, the President extended “deferred-action” status to millions of people who faced deportation for residing in the US in violation of federal immigration law. (He then defended his legal authority to do so.) Around the same…
  • Nov 26

    DOL Jobs Website

    DOL Jobs Website
    The US Department of Labor is promoting an interesting website targeted at all aspects of the employment process. "FindYourPath" is a one-stop website that allows employers to find available workers, permits individuals to identify…
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/
  • Nov 27

    Steer Clear of Holiday Debt

    Steer Clear of Holiday Debt
    As the holiday season is officially in full swing, many households are concerned about the inevitable debt that comes. Fifty-seven percent of American adults with children say they are willing to take on debt to make their children happy,…
  • Nov 27

    Roth IRA Conversions No Longer on Sale

    Roth IRA Conversions No Longer on Sale
    Black Friday is right around the corner, but there won’t be any deals on Roth IRA conversions. For Roth IRA account owners who did conversions in November 2012, the two-year increase of 5,200 points or 41 percent has been a...
  • Nov 27

    Things to Give Thanks For in Retirement

    Things to Give Thanks For in Retirement
    On this day of thanks, here are some things that those who are retired or approaching retirement in the United States can give thanks for: Inflation rates are currently low. Life expectancy is longer than previous generations. Additional…
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/
  • Nov 26

    Comprehensive Economic and Legal Analysis of Tying Arrangement

    Comprehensive Economic and Legal Analysis of Tying Arrangement
    Guy Sagi, Netanya Academic College offers Comprehensive Economic and Legal Analysis of Tying Arrangements. ABSTRACT: The law of tying arrangements as it stands does not correspond with modern economic analysis. Therefore, and because tying…
  • Nov 26

    Renata Hesse on Recent Developments in US antitrust law - London 9 December 2014

    Renata Hesse on Recent Developments in US antitrust law - London 9 December 2014
    Recent Developments in US Antitrust Law by Renata Hesse, Deputy Assistant Attorney General US Department of Justice on Tuesday 9 December 2014 Registration at 12:45pm, Lecture from 1.05 - 2pm at the UCL Faculty of Laws About the speaker:…
  • Nov 26

    Politics should not be part of Google investigation

    Politics should not be part of Google investigation
    Ed Black, Computer & Communications Industry Association has a reply in the Financial Times that Politics should not be part of Google investigation.
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    Suit Says Police Promoted Prayer Vigil

    Suit Says Police Promoted Prayer Vigil
    The American Humanist Association announced this week that it has filed an Establishment Clause lawsuit against the City of Ocala, Florida and its police department over a Sept. 24 community prayer vigil.  The complaint (full text) in…
  • Nov 27

    President Issues Thanksgiving Day 2014 Proclamation

    President Issues Thanksgiving Day 2014 Proclamation
    Yesterday the President issued the Thanksgiving Day 2014 Presidential Proclamation, officially proclaiming today as a National Day of Thanksgiving. The Proclamation reads in part:With God's grace, this holiday season we carry forward the…
  • Nov 26

    Florida and Texas Churches Successfully Challenge Zoning Denial

    Florida and Texas Churches Successfully Challenge Zoning Denial
    This week, churches in Florida and Texas were successful in their RLUIPA challenges to zoning denials.In Church of Our Savior v. City of Jacksonville, (MD FL, Nov. 25, 2014), a church prevailed on its RLUIPA "as applied" equal terms…
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/
  • Nov 27

    Black Friday, Blue Laws (and Happy Thanksgiving)

    Black Friday, Blue Laws (and Happy Thanksgiving)
    November is a great month: NaNoWriMo, National Adoption Month, and, of course, Thanksgiving. Cue the Christmas music, thanks to holiday creep. Holiday creep is also responsible for the Black Friday shopping frenzy that now starts on…
  • Nov 26

    Collateral Consequences Resource Center Launche

    Collateral Consequences Resource Center Launche
    I am pleased to announce that I and the other founding members of the Collateral Consequences Resource Center have launched a website. We hope the site will become a central resource for people with convictions, scholars, lawyers and…
  • Nov 26

    When "protests" become "riots"

    When "protests" become "riots"
    Tim's final post talks about Monday's protests turning violent and destructive (and the process being repeated on Tuesday) as a tipping point, in which public (and media) support and attention shifts away from the protesters. I do not know if…
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
  • Nov 26

    World Technology Law Conference—San Diego, CA

    World Technology Law Conference—San Diego, CA
    The International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) presents the 2015 World Technology Law Conference April 29–May 1, 2015, at the Grand Del Mar resort (just north of San Diego). Papers are...
  • Nov 26

    Vulnerability and Education—Amherst, MA

    Vulnerability and Education—Amherst, MA
    Emory’s Vulnerability and the Human Condition initiative presents A Workshop on Vulnerability and Education April 24-25, 2015, at Amherst College. Proposals are due Jan.19, 2015. This workshop explores public education...
  • Nov 26

    Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy & Ethics—Scottsdale, AZ

    Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy & Ethics—Scottsdale, AZ
    The third annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, co-sponsored by nine academic centers from around the nation, will be held at the Scottsdale Resort...
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 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…
  • Nov 12

    A Message From StandDown

    A Message From StandDown
    StandDown will be closing our communications hub on November 14. No new posts will be added to this website, and no new e-mails will be posted to the Google Group after Friday. Both the Google Group archive of e-mails and...
  • Nov 12

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in Aikens, et al v. Byars is available in Adobe .pdf format. Justice Kaye Hearn wrote for the Court: In this case brought in our original jurisdiction, fifteen inmates who were sentenced to life...
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/
  • Nov 27

    Something to read this end-of-year break? Here are a couple of new title

    Something to read this end-of-year break? Here are a couple of new title
    Legal Innovations In Asia: Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law, edited by John O. Haley (Affiliate Professor of Law, University of Washington, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, among other things) and Toshiko…
  • Nov 27

    Aldi and the likelihood of consumer confusion: a lesson in self-interest

    Aldi and the likelihood of consumer confusion: a lesson in self-interest
    Sadly this Kat, as is well known to readers of this weblog, is not the world's most talented modern linguist. Accordingly he will occasionally grapple with a foreign language text but generally in order to be baffled by it. However, there…
  • Nov 26

    From Earls Court to High Court: when litigation is far from Ideal

    From Earls Court to High Court: when litigation is far from Ideal
    Left to oneself and without any knowledge of law, the typical sentient human being, being of sound mind and average judgement, might be prepared to assume that, when one business has been using its name since 1908 and another has been using…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 27

    Pregnancy and Parental Leave Top-Ups Are Separate and Distinct

    Pregnancy and Parental Leave Top-Ups Are Separate and Distinct
    It is discriminatory for employers to deny parental supplemental employment benefits (top-ups) to birth mothers because they receive pregnancy benefits. So said the Supreme Court of Canada in its unanimous oral decision from the bench on…
  • Nov 27

    The Real “Articling Crisis”?

    The Real “Articling Crisis”?
    The Law Society of Upper Canada is again in the news. This time, the focus is on the recently released Consultation Paper entitled Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees. An article in the Toronto Star has called the report…
  • Nov 26

    #Ferguson at the Internet Archive

    #Ferguson at the Internet Archive
    Via Archive-It, the Internet Archive is building a comprehensive collection of information and discussion related to the August 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The project partner responsible, Internet…
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

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Mata v. Holder 14-185 Issue: Whether the Fifth Circuit erred in this case in holding that it has no jurisdiction to review petitioner’s request that the Board of Immigration Appeals equitably toll…
  • Nov 26

    Editor’s Note

    Editor’s Note
    At 9:30 a.m. on Monday we expect additional orders from the Court’s November 25 Conference. On Tuesday, December 2, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases; we will begin live blogging at this link shortly before 10:00 a.m.
  • Nov 26

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Eric Schnapper (Part five)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Eric Schnapper (Part five)
    Wondering how it went; what to learn from looking back; the importance of moot courts; and why the regular presence of cameras at oral argument is a bad idea. “Just the way they say, ‘Battle plans never survive contact…
Rank this Week: 31

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: 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/
Rank this Week: 34

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Nov 26

    Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012

    Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012
    “American households include a variety of living arrangements. Recent trends in increased life expectancy, single parent families, and female employment, increase the potential for grandparents to play an important role…
  • Nov 26

    Stubborn Things: An Empirical Approach to Facts, Opinions, and the First Amendment

    Stubborn Things: An Empirical Approach to Facts, Opinions, and the First Amendment
    Herz-Roiphe, Daniel, Stubborn Things: An Empirical Approach to Facts, Opinions, and the First Amendment (November 25, 2014). 103 Michigan Law Review First Impressions (2014 Forthcoming). Available for download at…
  • Nov 26

    EPIC Uncovers DOD Student Recruiting Database Privacy Protection

    EPIC Uncovers DOD Student Recruiting Database Privacy Protection
    “The Department of Defense has released to EPIC documents on the “Joint Advertising and Market Research Studies” Recruiting Database. The database includes sensitive student information, including home address and grade…
Rank this Week: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 25

    The Meaning of "Parody" Under the "InfoSoc" Directive

    The Meaning of "Parody" Under the "InfoSoc" Directive
    Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton School of Law, is publishing Just a Matter of Laugh? Why the CJEU Decision in Deckmyn is Broader than Parody in the Common Market Law Review (2015). Here is the abstract. On 3 September 2014...
  • Nov 25

    Online Content Distribution and Unfair Trading

    Online Content Distribution and Unfair Trading
    Katri Havu, University of Helsinki, is publishing Unfair Commercial Contracts and Online Content Distribution: Insights into Problems, Regulation and Potential of European Harmonization in Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland,…
  • Nov 25

    The European Data Protection Directive and Media Expression

    The European Data Protection Directive and Media Expression
    David Erdos, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, has published Fundamentally Off Balance: European Union Data Protection Law and Media Expression as University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 42/2014. Here is the abstract.…
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
  • Nov 27

    She Blinded Me With Science – Redux

    She Blinded Me With Science – Redux
    Scientists/musicians at Cambridge have made a cover of Thomas Dolby’s She Blinded Me With Science (video below). As Cambridge News explains, the “video features a number of young women scientists including a material scientist,…
  • Nov 27

    Oh Barbie, Not Again! Mattel’s View of Women and Science

    Oh Barbie, Not Again! Mattel’s View of Women and Science
    Apparently, Barbie again thinks that women are limited when it comes to science. Mattel seems to be trying to get on board with with STEM and women. They commissioned a book Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer. Unfortunately, according to…
  • Nov 27

    I Am Thankful for Antitrust? Yep.

    I Am Thankful for Antitrust? Yep.
    So you are settling in thinking about food, those who have it, those who don’t, and of course a distraction, antitrust, pops into your head. OK that is unlikely unless you are a nerdy professor, which I am. In all seriousness, I am…
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/
  • Nov 26

    Robert I ("RIC") Cusick, Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics 2006-11

    Robert I ("RIC") Cusick, Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics 2006-11
    OGE's message on RIC's passing is here: http://www.oge.gov/Media-Resources/News-Releases/2014/The-Passing-of-the-Honorable-Robert-I--%E2%80%9CRIC%E2%80%9D-Cusick,-former-Director-of-the-U-S--Office-of-Government-Ethics/ RIC practiced law in…
  • Nov 25

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case
    “A prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich” (so said the Chief Judge of New York State’s highest court). Or could indict Abel for killing Cain. Or Reeva Steenkamp for killing Oscar Pistorius. And commonly…
  • Nov 25

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W
    The solicitors' representative body, the Law Society has withdrawn controversial guidance to its members on the drafting of Sharia wills which encouraged the favouring of male children and the exclusion of illegitimate kids, for example. You…
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/
  • Nov 26

    Law firms assume known and unknown risks in operating WordPress blog

    Law firms assume known and unknown risks in operating WordPress blog
    Pundits have made it sound easy to set up and operate WordPress blogs. So much so that law firm technology professionals are now assuming known and unknown risks by running multiple blogs with tens or hundreds of lawyer authors being read by…
  • Nov 26

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Ferguson, Internet of Things, #Ubergate

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Ferguson, Internet of Things, #Ubergate
    The holidays are officially here, and we’re closing up shop just a little early. Before heading out, we of course have today’s Top 10. Also, over on LXBN, Zosha has a piece on the legality of working on Thanksgiving. Oh, and if…
  • Nov 26

    As ABA Blawg 100 shows, biglaw is finding the handle on quality blogging

    As ABA Blawg 100 shows, biglaw is finding the handle on quality blogging
    There’s blogging, and then there’s blogging well. And really, an argument can be made that anything but the latter really isn’t blogging at all. After all, what is blogging—is it simply the act of producing content to…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 25

    The Ntaganda Case, Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC, and the Recognition of Sexual Violence against Male

    The Ntaganda Case, Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC, and the Recognition of Sexual Violence against Male
    I. Introduction As the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) sends Bosco Ntaganda to trial, there has been a resurgence in the focus on sexual violence in war. This also coincides with the timing of the Global Summit to End Sexual…
  • Nov 25

    Introducing Parisa Zangeneh

    Introducing Parisa Zangeneh
    Parisa Zangeneh is a newly qualified lawyer with interests in international criminal law, the law of armed conflict, and international human rights law. Parisa has developed these interests during internships in the Appeals Chamber of…
  • Nov 24

    International Law Programs at the AALS Annual Meeting

    International Law Programs at the AALS Annual Meeting
    The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on International Law is pleased to sponsor two programs at the AALS 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. from January 3-4, 2015. The first program is called “Adding Foreign and…
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/
  • Nov 17

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals handed down an interesting opinion in Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry, reversing a half million dollar verdict.  This case is a cautionary tale for lawyers who want to get every possible thing…
  • Nov 3

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage
    Last month in a medical malpractice case in Milwaukee, a judge did something pretty amazing.  Here is the setup.  A woman has both her arms and legs amputated as a result of a Strep A infection and the treatment she received…
  • 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…
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/
  • Nov 24

    It’s That Time of Year Again

    It’s That Time of Year Again
    …when I ask you to vote for Jotwell at the ABA Law Blog 100 competition (look under “profs”). Mom – you don’t have to be a lawyer to vote.
  • Nov 24

    Nice Surprise

    Nice Surprise
    Someone sent me this via a student-run candygram service today.
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Nov 26

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”
    The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights continues its study later today on Bill C-13, the cyber-bullying/lawful access bill that has already passed the House of Commons and seems certain to clear the Senate shortly. I appeared before…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover sting operations in Ottawa, and a marketing campaign designed to stoke fear among potential…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on November 22, 2014 as Why Uber has a Canadian Privacy Problem The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover…
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
  • Nov 25

    Technology and theatre in a library

    Technology and theatre in a library
    When I read Where Humbert Humbert Might Whisper in Your Ear in the New York Times on a flight back to Colombo from the US, I immediately thought of doing something along the same lines in Sri Lanka to explore to what degree, post-war, we…
  • Nov 5

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought
    My work with UAVs is largely conceptual, framed by growing up in a context of war, deeply informed by having to deal with the enduring legacy of violent conflict even post-war and anchored to the inalienable yet often callously erased rights…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 44

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Nov 27

    This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame

    This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame
    James Hoff's art glitches music and images with malware like NSA-created Stuxnet and the ILOVEYOU viruses. The post This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame appeared first on WIRED.
  • Nov 26

    Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor

    Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor
    The defense attorney for one young hacker with ties to Anonymous argues prosecutors indicted his client on 44 baseless felony charges as an intimidation and smear tactic. The post Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors…
  • Nov 25

    Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption?

    Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption?
    Plenty of companies brag that their communications app is encrypted. But that marketing claim demands a followup question: who has the key? The post Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption? appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 45