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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

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/
  • May 3

    Startups Need Lawyers, Whether They Realize It Or Not

    Startups Need Lawyers, Whether They Realize It Or Not
    Many startups think they can get by without an in-house lawyer, but they're missing out on a key strategic advisor.
  • May 3

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.03.16

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.03.16
    * So you are a young Biglaw associate. You are miserable with your life and decide to get some therapy to deal -- how do you take the time to take care of yourself without appearing lazy at the firm? [Corporette] * The Biglaw v. Small Law…
  • May 3

    The Evolution Of Legal Job

    The Evolution Of Legal Job
    Today's trivia is about word origins.
Rank this Week: 3

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 3

    Indiana Exit Polling and Result

    Indiana Exit Polling and Result
    Here's a thread for Indiana results. Indiana is in two time zones, so some polls close at 6 pm and others at 7pm. CBS early exit polling for Republicans: Early exit polling data finds a majority of Indiana GOP primary voters are…
  • May 3

    ISIS: Third U.S. Combat Death in Iraq

    ISIS: Third U.S. Combat Death in Iraq
    The U.S. has confirmed a navy SEAL was killed today by ISIS fire. On Tuesday, a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed by “direct fire” about three miles from the front lines north of Mosul after Islamic State fighters penetrated…
  • May 3

    Indiana and Beyond: Republicans to Get Trump'd

    Indiana and Beyond: Republicans to Get Trump'd
    As Ted Cruz and Donald Trump wade into the mud with their personal attacks against each other, Republicans are coming to grips with the realization that Donald Trump will be their nominee. Former John McCain top advisor Mark Salter says…
Rank this Week: 4

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 3

    Prasad Presents Neoliberalism And The 1981 Reagan Tax Cuts Today At NYU

    Prasad Presents Neoliberalism And The 1981 Reagan Tax Cuts Today At NYU
    Monica Prasad (Northwestern) presents The Popular Origins of Neoliberalism in the Reagan Tax Cut of 1981, 24 J. Pol'y Hist. 351 (2012), at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Chris Sanchirico:…
  • May 3

    Law Student Turns 2-Year Suspension For Stealing Laptop Into 20-Year Prison Sentence By Tampering With Larceny Conviction Record

    Law Student Turns 2-Year Suspension For Stealing Laptop Into 20-Year Prison Sentence By Tampering With Larceny Conviction Record
    National Law Journal, Law Student Convicted of Laptop Larceny Loses Appeal Amid Tampering Charges: A former Suffolk University law student charged with tampering a courthouse file related to his conviction for stealing a laptop from a campus…
  • May 3

    The Estate Tax Is Destroying The Environment

    The Estate Tax Is Destroying The Environment
    Brian Seasholes (Reason Foundation), The Ecologically Destructive Tax: How the Federal Estate Tax Is Ecologically Harmful and How to Fix It: The ongoing debate over the federal estate tax tends to focus on the tax’s economic impacts, such…
Rank this Week: 5

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Another Bolger Conspirator Takes a Plea

    Another Bolger Conspirator Takes a Plea
    Gary Hughes, 36, San Diego, California, pled guilty to one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment. According to the plea agreement and court proceedings, in…
  • Apr 25

    Indictment in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Using Straw Borrower

    Indictment in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Using Straw Borrower
    Sergio Roman Barrientos, 62, Poway, California, was indicted by a federal grand jury in a six-count superseding indictment that charged both Barrientos and Zalathiel Aguila, 42, Fairfield, California. According to the…
  • Apr 25

    18 Years in Timeshare Consulting Scam

    18 Years in Timeshare Consulting Scam
    Ian Resnick, 41, Abescon, New Jersey was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
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/
  • May 3

    [Dale Carpenter] Top faculty committee at Minnesota moves speech recommendation

    [Dale Carpenter] Top faculty committee at Minnesota moves speech recommendation
    The top committee representing faculty at the University of Minnesota has unanimously advanced for further consideration a series of strong recommendations for protecting speech on campus. The recommendations include a proposal to empower a…
  • May 2

    [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] William F. Buckley Program at Yale hosts its second annual ‘Disinvitation Dinner’

    [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] William F. Buckley Program at Yale hosts its second annual ‘Disinvitation Dinner’
    Then-New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (left) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) speak at a news conference in New York in 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Five years ago, a group of undergraduates founded the…
  • May 2

    [David Bernstein] #NeverTrump

    [David Bernstein] #NeverTrump
    I haven’t blogged for a while, but I wanted to take this opportunity, with the Republican Party establishment increasingly slinking toward Trump, to express my solidarity with the NeverTrump movement. The man is a crude charlatan,…
Rank this Week: 9

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 3

    Sanders on State Constitutional Unenumerated Right

    Sanders on State Constitutional Unenumerated Right
    Anthony B. Sanders (Institute for Justice) has posted Baby Ninth Amendments and Unenumerated Individual Rights in State Constitutions Before the Civil War (Mercer Law Review Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although there is…
  • May 3

    Paulsen on Checks on the Supreme Court

    Paulsen on Checks on the Supreme Court
    Michael Stokes Paulsen (University of St. Thomas School of Law) has posted Checking the Court (10 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 18 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: What can the political branches of national and state governments...
  • May 3

    Levy on Non-Lockean Libertariansim

    Levy on Non-Lockean Libertariansim
    Jacob T. Levy (McGill University - Department of Political Science) has posted Toward a Non-Lockean Libertarianism (Forthcoming in Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen, and David Schmidtz, eds,. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism) on SSRN.…
Rank this Week: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • May 3

    Four men arrested in connection with murder of Honduras rights activist

    Four men arrested in connection with murder of Honduras rights activist
    [JURIST] Four men were arrested Monday in connection with the murder of Berta Cáceres, the founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations Honduras (COPINH) [advocacy website, in Spanish] and a prominent defender…
  • May 3

    UN rights experts call for action to address Flint water crisi

    UN rights experts call for action to address Flint water crisi
    [JURIST] Three UN human rights experts on Tuesday urged [press release] action to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, saying it iis “[n]ot just about water, but human rights.” The experts on extreme poverty, housing, and…
  • May 3

    Argentina prosecutor urges investigation of former president for illegal enrichment

    Argentina prosecutor urges investigation of former president for illegal enrichment
    [JURIST] An Argentinian federal prosecutor on Monday made a formal request to a judge to conduct an investigation of former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner [BBC profile] and her son for illegal enrichment. Federal prosecutor Carlos…
Rank this Week: 11

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 12

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

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

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

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

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

    LEED® Certification Milestone

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

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

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

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

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

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 3

    Immigration Article of the Day: Disaggregating 'Immigration Law' by Matthew J. Lindsay

    Immigration Article of the Day: Disaggregating 'Immigration Law' by Matthew J. Lindsay
    Disaggregating 'Immigration Law' by Matthew J. Lindsay, University of Baltimore - School of Law 2016 Florida Law Review, Vol. 68, pp 181-266, 2016 Abstract: Courts and scholars have long noted the constitutional exceptionalism of the federal…
  • May 3

    Immigration Law Prof Fatma Marouf Moves from UNLV to Texas A & M

    Immigration Law Prof Fatma Marouf Moves from UNLV to Texas A & M
    Leiter Law Reports complied a list of lateral move among tenure track law professors. One of those listed is Fatma Marouf, an immigration law and clinical professor, who is moving from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to Texas A...
  • May 3

    Actress Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

    Actress Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, yesterday announced the appointment of Academy Award winning actor Cate Blanchett as a global Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement comes as Blanchett returns from a mission to Jordan to witness the ongoing…
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
  • May 3

    "Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on the Supreme Court."

    "Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on the Supreme Court."
    "Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on the Supreme Court." The Congressional Research Service has issued this report. And Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a blog post titled "Lawsuit challenges Senate inaction on…
  • May 3

    "Vacancies on bench cause concern"

    "Vacancies on bench cause concern"
    "Vacancies on bench cause concern": Patricia Manson of the Chicago Law Bulletin has an article that begins, "John Paul Stevens doesn't expect to see the highest court in the land up to full strength any time soon. In Chicago on Monday night,…
  • May 3

    "Scalia's Comcast legacy is at stake in Google Adwords case"

    "Scalia's Comcast legacy is at stake in Google Adwords case"
    "Scalia's Comcast legacy is at stake in Google Adwords case": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
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/
  • May 2

    Tenure Track Business Law At Western Michigan

    Tenure Track Business Law At Western Michigan
    Details after the jump. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Business Law: FALL 2017 The Department of Finance and Commercial Law in...
  • May 2

    AALS BA: CFP

    AALS BA: CFP
    Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...
  • May 1

    Not That Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    Not That Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement
    There's a lot of DPAs out there, and it looks like two swallow spring of judicial supervision of them is...
Rank this Week: 19

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 3

    Bodie, Cherry, Tang and McCormick on Big Data

    Bodie, Cherry, Tang and McCormick on Big Data
    I recently learned that Matt Bodie, Miriam Cherry, Jintong Tang, and our very own Marcia McCormick just posted on SSRN their cutting-edge piece on "big data," The Law and Policy of People Analytics, which is forthcoming in the…
  • May 2

    Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective

    Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective
    Today's panels at the ABA International LEL Committee conference in Hong Kong have featured a plethora of folks advocating for workers' rights all over the world, including: . . Matt Friedman, Mekong Club -- a group of companies coming…
  • May 1

    Hong Kong, LEL, and the Rule of Law

    Hong Kong, LEL, and the Rule of Law
    I'm in Hong Kong this week (with Marley Weiss) for the ABA International Labor/Employment Law Conference. It's early in the conference yet, but I have been struck by how much of the discussion so far has focused on how labor/employment...
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/
  • May 3

    The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countrie

    The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countrie
    Frank Emmert, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law makes The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countries. ABSTRACT: This is a draft of an article that will be published - after some…
  • May 3

    Second-Generation Monopolization: Parallel Exclusion in Derivatives Market

    Second-Generation Monopolization: Parallel Exclusion in Derivatives Market
    Felix B. Chang, University of Cincinnati College of Law argues for Second-Generation Monopolization: Parallel Exclusion in Derivatives Markets. ABSTRACT: The reluctance of antitrust to condemn parallel exclusion permits oligopolies to be…
  • May 3

    Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracie

    Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracie
    Barak Orbach, University of Arizona analyzes Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracies. ABSTRACT: In antitrust law, a hub-and-spoke conspiracy is a cartel in which a firm (the hub) organizes collusion (the rim of the wheel or the rim) among upstream or…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 3

    Tax Deductions Most Americans Should Know About

    Tax Deductions Most Americans Should Know About
    This article provides important information about tax deductions that people can use whether or not they choose to itemize. People should know about the potential adjustments to income that are available to them. “There are about 20…
  • May 3

    Panama Papers Will Be Released To The Public

    Panama Papers Will Be Released To The Public
    It looks like the general public will now have an opportunity to look over the Panama Papers. “The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (“ICIJ”) announced that, on May 9th, it will release a database searchable by the…
  • May 3

    Harvard Law Professor Robert Sitkoff Gives Lecture On Estate Planning

    Harvard Law Professor Robert Sitkoff Gives Lecture On Estate Planning
    Harvard Law Professor Robert Sitkoff made his contribution to the Last Lecture series with his March 29 lecture titled ‘Hope for the best; plan for the worst.’ This article provides a video of the lecture delivered by Mr. Sitkoff, who...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    President Declares May As Jewish American Heritage Month

    President Declares May As Jewish American Heritage Month
    Last week, President Obama issued a Proclamation (full text) declaring May as Jewish American Heritage Month. The Proclamation reads in part:Jewish Americans, having shared in the struggle for freedom, have been instrumental in ensuring our…
  • May 3

    Court Allows Challenges To NJ Law On Sale of Headstones To Proceed

    Court Allows Challenges To NJ Law On Sale of Headstones To Proceed
    In Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark v. Christie, (D NJ, April 29, 2016), a New Jersey federal district court refused to dismiss some of the challenges by the Catholic Archdiocese to a New Jersey statute making it illegal for…
  • May 3

    5th Circuit: Texas Prisons' Grooming and Headwear Policies Violate RLUIPA

    5th Circuit: Texas Prisons' Grooming and Headwear Policies Violate RLUIPA
    Reflecting the approach taken last year by the U.S. Supreme Court in Holt v. Hobbs (see prior posting), yesterday the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Ali v. Stephens, (5th Cir., May 2, 2016) held that the Texas prison system's…
Rank this Week: 23

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 3

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2016 Report - Final (?) Call for Information

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2016 Report - Final (?) Call for Information
    This is, I think, the last call for information for the 2016 Entry Level Hiring Report. I currently plan to close reporting on Wednesday, May 11. If, however, you know that there is ongoing hiring, please let me know, and I will extend that…
  • May 3

    "And a question everyone here should ask . . . " "Are your Canadian?"

    "And a question everyone here should ask . . . " "Are your Canadian?"
    I'm making this brief return to Prawfs (thanks Howard!) to plug an article by Christopher Schmidt and me on the issue of Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president. The issue got a lot of play earlier in the primary season when Donald…
  • May 3

    Signing off

    Signing off
    It has been fun being a guest blogger, but also harder than I had anticipated. Perhaps I just chose a bad time. My guest blogging has coincided with the end of the semester and I have had far more students than usual seeking appointments to…
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
  • May 3

    CFP: Ecological Restoration and the Law– Griffith Law Review, AU

    CFP: Ecological Restoration and the Law– Griffith Law Review, AU
    The Griffith Law Review: Law Theory Society of Griffith University welcomes submissions for its special issue entitled Ecological Restoration and the Law: Recovering Nature’s Past for the Future edited by Professor…
  • May 3

    Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for Int’l Law @ NYU Law

    Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for Int’l Law @ NYU Law
    The Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law will host its fifth Forum, which will be held at New York University School of Law on Monday June 27, Tuesday June 28 and...
  • May 3

    CFP: 2016 Cyberspace Conference– Brno, CZ

    CFP: 2016 Cyberspace Conference– Brno, CZ
    The Institute of Law and Technology, Faculty of Law in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and the European Academy of ICT Law is...
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

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

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

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

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

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

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 3

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Hartley v. Sanchez 15-1281 Issue: Whether individual detectives and an investigator are entitled to qualified immunity from a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim for malicious prosecution based on…
  • May 3

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On May 11 at 1 p.m., the State & Local Legal Center will host a discussion on decisions of the Roberts Court that have affected state and local governments. Speakers will include this blog’s Tom Goldstein, Adam Liptak, and David…
  • May 3

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Yesterday the Court issued orders from its April 29 Conference, adding two cases to its merits docket for next Term.  Lyle Denniston covered the orders for this blog, while Mark Walsh covered the grant in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 3

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research and writing, practice, and technology. Research & Writing Go Gender Neutral Neil Guthrie Strive…
  • May 3

    Confuciu

    Confuciu
    Who was Confucius? See the book Confucius: And the World he Created by Michael Schuman (2015). Many of the words and phrases below are those of Michael Schuman. Confucius was born in China in 551 B.C. and died in 479 B.C. He was a teacher,…
  • May 2

    Of Smartphones in an Age of Privacy Breaches and Paranoia

    Of Smartphones in an Age of Privacy Breaches and Paranoia
    “Several were almost tharn—that is, in that state of staring, glazed paralysis that comes over terrified or exhausted rabbits, so that they sit and watch their enemies—weasels or humans—approach to take their…
Rank this Week: 29

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Universal Music secures summary judgment against IFP for copyright infringement

    Universal Music secures summary judgment against IFP for copyright infringement
    This Kat hates long-haul flights, but is grateful that airlines have improved entertainment packages in an effort to make the journey less dull. She recently learnt that this in-flight entertainment is not just a source of boredom relief, but…
  • May 2

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    Were you too busy for the IPKat last week? The 94th edition of Never Too Late is here to help out.** Paint it VantablackIs it possible to have the exclusive rights over a colour - the "blackest black ever"? Alberto Bellan introduces…
  • May 1

    Trade mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profit

    Trade mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profit
    Account of profits in trade mark infringement and passing off cases? The IPKat is delighted to host a guest contribution by Simon Chapman (Lewis Silkin) on this very topic and on a case (Jack Wills v House of Fraser) in which he and…
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/
Rank this Week: 32

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • May 3

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Puerto Rico, EEOC, and Arbitration

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Puerto Rico, EEOC, and Arbitration
    And here we are again. Over on LXBN I’ve got a post up about whether cybersecurity is a big problem for small firms or not. And if you want an example of blogging on a beat, be sure to check …
  • May 3

    Google’s “Posts” for direct publishing is not for most

    Google’s “Posts” for direct publishing is not for most
    Google is testing a new feature that enables publishers and marketers to publish directly to the search engine.  Sounds great. Publish onto Google without having a publishing site of your own and achieve high search engine…
  • May 2

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: gTLD, Methane, and the Elephant in the Room

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: gTLD, Methane, and the Elephant in the Room
    Happy Monday all! I’ve got a piece up on LXBN about the future of tipping, and what the complicated landscape means for workers. And now, your top 10: China and The Internet of Things: Who Owns What? – Harris …
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New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

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

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

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: 35

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 2

    Got Me

    Got Me
    Dolphin Expressway to be Converted to 15 Consecutive Miles of Toll Booths The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) announced on Monday that it plans to greatly expand the number of toll plazas along State Road 836. The plan, which will take…
  • Apr 29

    Carter Coal Live

    Carter Coal Live
    The DC Circuit issued a major separation of powers ruling today in Ass’n of American Railroads v. DOT. The main part of the opinion adopts a view of the non-delegation doctrine that I explained and relied on as part of … Continue…
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
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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
  • May 3

    A Right to Write-in

    A Right to Write-in
    I voted in the Indiana primary on the Republican side (hint:  It wasn’t for Trump or Cruz) and this thought struck me as I looked down ballot.  In many races, the party nominee was unopposed and there was no write-in option…
  • May 2

    Teaching to our student

    Teaching to our student
    It’s that time of the year when we are all involved in our favorite activities: writing and grading exams. For many of us, we’re relieved that exam time only comes at the end of the semester. But does that best serve our…
  • May 2

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 2, Spring 2016

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 2, Spring 2016
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 2, Spring 2016 ARTICLES An Economic Analysis Of Waiver Of Tort In Negligence Actions Edward M Iacobucci and Michael J Trebilcock The Inhospitable Court Elaine Craig Disgorgement:…
Rank this Week: 37

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

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

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

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

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

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

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

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

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Wang on Law Enforcement Misappropriation of Press Identities In the Cyber Era

    Wang on Law Enforcement Misappropriation of Press Identities In the Cyber Era
    Andy Wang, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, has published Stealing Press Credentials: Law Enforcement Identity Misappropriation of the Press in the Cyber Era at 6 University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict…
  • Apr 28

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment
    Reid K. Weisbord, Rutgers Law School (Newark), is publishing A Copyright Right of Publicity in volume 84 of the Fordham Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. This Article identifies a striking asymmetry in the law’s disparate treatment…
  • Apr 27

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age
    Brooke Hofhenke, American University College of Law, is publishing The Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age in the Dartmouth Law Journal. Here is the abstract. Drones have exploded in popularity over the last few years for both the…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
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/
  • Apr 22

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

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
  • Apr 22

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)
    The Faculty Lounge The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again) [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Louis D. Brandeis Center has filed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association seeking to enjoin the ASA’s resolution to boycott…
  • Apr 15

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
    From NPR’s All Things Considered: Out of State Lawyers Descend on Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis For the most part, official help has been slow in getting to Flint, Mich., but one group of first responders is on the ground....
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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/
  • Mar 2

    Maryland E-Filing Update

    Maryland E-Filing Update
    I’m passing along the latest information on Maryland transition to e-filing. In 2014, the Maryland Judiciary launched the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) system – a project that modernizes current case management systems and…
  • Feb 18

    Is Donald Trump Helping Personal Injury Lawyers?

    Is Donald Trump Helping Personal Injury Lawyers?
    Donald Trump has the support of a broad swatch of people.   Many of his supporters have the viewpoint that the problem in this country is too many lawsuits. Trump would not take this position.  He is, by any definition, a celebrity.…
  • Feb 16

    Maryland Rule 1-311

    Maryland Rule 1-311
    An amendment to Rule 1-311 went into effect on January 1st.  The amendment requires that for all pleadings filed electronically with an electronic signature must include the attorney’s client protection fund number. I cannot find…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 3

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a comprehensive review of Canadian content policies in a digital world. Joly says everything is on the table including…
  • May 3

    Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottle

    Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottle
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 2, 2016 as Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottles Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a…
  • May 2

    Why Bell’s Plan to Buy MTS Could Kill the Government’s Fourth Wireless Carrier Strategy

    Why Bell’s Plan to Buy MTS Could Kill the Government’s Fourth Wireless Carrier Strategy
    Bell announced plans this morning to buy MTS, the Manitoba-based wireless carrier that has been critical to creating a more competitive wireless market in the province. The nearly $4 billion deal would include a commitment to divest one-third…
Rank this Week: 43

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

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

    Countering Violent Extremism & Mobile Advocacy in Myanmar

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

    Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform

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

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?

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

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Washington Post not telling full story on Cuozzo/IPR?

    Washington Post not telling full story on Cuozzo/IPR?
    From a Washington Post piece on the Cuozzo case, and the ambiguities left by Congress as to IPR in the AIA:The problem: Congress never told the agency [USPTO] how it was supposed to review contested patents, so the Patent Office decided to…
  • May 2

    Plagiarism incident at the Naval War College; result different from the Walsh affair at Army War College?

    Plagiarism incident at the Naval War College; result different from the Walsh affair at Army War College?
    ForeignPolicy reports an incident of plagiarism at the Naval War College, which apparently ended differentlythan the Walsh incident at the Army War College.See How not to handle plagiarism: An example from the Naval War CollegeAccording to…
  • May 2

    Nvidia, Samsung settle their patent infringement law suit

    Nvidia, Samsung settle their patent infringement law suit
    The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, May 2, 2016:Nvidia Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. agreed to settle competing patent lawsuits between the two companies, the companies said Monday.In the fall of 2014, Nvidia and Samsung filed…
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