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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 5

    A Conversation With Mark Cuban

    A Conversation With Mark Cuban
    An interesting interview with the billionaire entrepreneur about his new technology platform that could be useful for lawyers.
  • May 5

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.05.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.05.15
    * Manny Pacquiao is headed to court after a pair of Nevada fans sued him for failing to disclose his torn rotator cuff before entering the ring. They feel this was dishonest, but Manny is a politician, so... [Bloomberg Business] * Trial of…
  • May 5

    We Would Be Better Off If 30 Law Schools Closed

    We Would Be Better Off If 30 Law Schools Closed
    A modest proposal for reforming legal education: cull the herd.
Rank this Week: 3

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 5

    Polsky Presents Private Equity Tax Games Today At NYU

    Polsky Presents Private Equity Tax Games Today At NYU
    Gregg D. Polsky (North Carolina) presents A Compendium of Private Equity Tax Games at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Alan Viard: This paper will describe and analyze tax strategies, lawful…
  • May 5

    New York Becomes 16th State to Adopt MBE, Predicts 'Domino Effect' Will End Local Law Testing In Remaining State

    New York Becomes 16th State to Adopt MBE, Predicts 'Domino Effect' Will End Local Law Testing In Remaining State
    New York Times, New York State to Adopt Uniform Bar Exam: New York State will begin using a standard bar examination given in 15 other states next summer, making it the largest state so far to adopt what amounts to a national credential for…
  • May 5

    Soled Reviews Zelenak's Learning To Love Form 1040

    Soled Reviews Zelenak's Learning To Love Form 1040
    Jay A. Soled (Rutgers), Book Review, 87 Temp. L. Rev. 111 (2014) (reviewing Lawrence Zelenak (Duke), Learning to Love Form 1040: Two Cheers for the Return-Based Mass Income Tax (University of Chicago Press, 2013)): For the last several…
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/
  • May 5

    Freddie Gray Thread

    Freddie Gray Thread
    Our open thread is filling up with comments pertaining to the Freddie Gray case, leaving little room for other topics. Here's a thread just for the Freddie Gray case. So please put new comments about the case here, rather than in the…
  • May 5

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • May 5

    Banner Year for Afghan Poppie

    Banner Year for Afghan Poppie
    It will be a banner year for poppy growers in Afghanistan, largely due to a new kind of seed. The new poppy seeds allow farmers to almost double the output from each plant, said Helmand's provincial police chief Nabi Jan Malakhail.…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Sentence Extended

    Sentence Extended
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By No Chance: I was sentenced to 8 months for "Sexual Assault of a Child" 15 years ago. Since then I have had many people give me a chance.…
  • Apr 22

    TN - The Insanity of the SOR

    TN - The Insanity of the SOR
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Freedom Lost: I pled guilty to a charge of sexual battery in 2001. The "alleged" crime was against a women I lived with and had…
  • Apr 22

    SC - Everyone not treated the same

    SC - Everyone not treated the same
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Steven: I was arrested in 2009 for touching a teenager while extremely intoxicated. No excuse but still it happened. It was never…
Rank this Week: 6

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 5

    Goldsmith on the Kantian Peace Proposition

    Goldsmith on the Kantian Peace Proposition
    Benjamin E. Goldsmith (University of Sydney) has posted A Universal Proposition? Region, Conflict, War, and the Robustness of the Kantian Peace on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article assesses the robustness of the liberal or…
  • May 5

    Deakin, Gindis, Hodgson, kainan, Pistor on the Constitutive Role of Law & the Economic Institutions of Capitalism

    Deakin, Gindis, Hodgson, kainan, Pistor on the Constitutive Role of Law & the Economic Institutions of Capitalism
    Simon Deakin, David Gindis, Geoffrey M. Hodgson, huang kainan and Katharina Pistor (University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Hertfordshire - Business School, University of Hertfordshire, Shandong University…
  • May 5

    Saito on Whiteness as Property in the American Settler Colonial Property

    Saito on Whiteness as Property in the American Settler Colonial Property
    Natsu Taylor Saito (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted Race and Decolonization: Whiteness as Property in the American Settler Colonial Project (Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 7

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 5

    Former Loan Officer Convicted of Bank Fraud

    Former Loan Officer Convicted of Bank Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kimberly Haslacker, 39, Romney, West Virginia, was convicted of bank fraud in federal court after she admitted to using her position as a bank loan officer to obtain fraudulent loans. Haslacker was formerly employed as a…
  • May 5

    Another Real Estate Investor to Admit Rigging Bids at Foreclosure Auction

    Another Real Estate Investor to Admit Rigging Bids at Foreclosure Auction
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Wayne Lippman, Walnut Creek, California, a real estate investor, has agreed to plead guilty for his role in conspiracies to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California. Felony charges were…
  • May 4

    CEO Admits Defrauding Bank in Sale of Non-Performing Loan

    CEO Admits Defrauding Bank in Sale of Non-Performing Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Poppi Metaxas, 62, Hillsborough, California, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Bank, FSB, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud for her role in defrauding the bank of more than $1.8…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • May 5

    As difficult as pulling teeth – Nearly Legal

    As difficult as pulling teeth – Nearly Legal
    ‘Disrepair claims against private landlords are often interesting. Not least because said landlords have a tendency to take ridiculous positions and stick with them to trial, even when represented. This case is a glorious example of…
  • May 5

    Modern Slavery Act 2015—the first steps in the right direction – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

    Modern Slavery Act 2015—the first steps in the right direction – Halsbury’s Law Exchange
    ‘The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) was one of the last bills to receive Royal Assent before Parliament was dissolved for the election. Schona Jolly, head of her chambers at Cloisters’ human rights group, considers the new law…
  • May 5

    DJ Neil Fox to face November trial over sex charges – BBC New

    DJ Neil Fox to face November trial over sex charges – BBC New
    ‘DJ Neil Fox will stand trial on sex charges on 5 November, a London court has ruled.’ Full story BBC News, 1st May 2015 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Rank this Week: 9

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 5

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘The dangerous myths about Charlie Hebdo’

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘The dangerous myths about Charlie Hebdo’
    A generally excellent Atlantic piece by Jeffrey Golberg. The myths (though there’s more in the article than that): [T]hat Charlie Hebdo is anti-Muslim…. [T]hat anti-Jewish hostility in its pages was forbidden…. [That]…
  • May 5

    [Orin Kerr] Eleventh Circuit rules for the feds on cell-site records — but then overreache

    [Orin Kerr] Eleventh Circuit rules for the feds on cell-site records — but then overreache
    The en banc Eleventh Circuit has ruled that historical cell-site records are not protected by the Fourth Amendment under the third-party doctrine. The case, United States v. Davis, also adds an alternative holding that is even more important:…
  • May 5

    [Eugene Volokh] Charlie Hebdo censorship controversy at the University of Minnesota

    [Eugene Volokh] Charlie Hebdo censorship controversy at the University of Minnesota
    Colleen Flaherty (Inside Higher Ed) reports (see also this Minnesota Daily story). This is very troubling stuff, involving a leading public university and a demand to take down posters describing a serious academic panel. Here’s my…
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 5

    Federal appeals court rules police can obtain cell tower records without search warrant

    Federal appeals court rules police can obtain cell tower records without search warrant
    [JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that police may obtain historical cell phone tower location information from third-party businesses without a search warrant. Quartavius…
  • May 5

    Burundi court rules president can seek third term

    Burundi court rules president can seek third term
    [JURIST] Burundi’s Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that President Pierre Nkurunziza [BBC profile] can seek a third term in office without violating the country’s constitution, which states that presidents shall be universally…
  • May 5

    Amnesty condemns Syria 'war crimes'

    Amnesty condemns Syria 'war crimes'
    [JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Tuesday condemned [press release] both the Syrian Assad Regime and anti-government rebels for committing human rights abuses and war crimes in the Syrian city of Aleppo. AI’s…
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
  • May 5

    Report: Chinese Firms Shielded by ‘Legal Firewall’

    Report: Chinese Firms Shielded by ‘Legal Firewall’
    Chinese companies using U.S. capital markets are operating "behind a firewall" that keeps them beyond the reach of U.S. courts when they get sued by American firms and investors, according to a new federal report.
  • May 5

    New York to Switch to Uniform Bar Exam

    New York to Switch to Uniform Bar Exam
    Starting in July 2016, would-be lawyers in New York state will take a nationally administered bar exam--one that will be accepted in more than a dozen other states--in place of the state-specific test, New York’s top judge announced…
  • May 5

    Appeals Court Overturns Privacy Win in Phone-Tracking Case

    Appeals Court Overturns Privacy Win in Phone-Tracking Case
    Police don't need a warrant to track the cellphones of criminal suspects, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, reversing an early decision in a closely watched privacy case.
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 5

    "What can one prosecutor do about the mass incarceration of African-Americans?"

    "What can one prosecutor do about the mass incarceration of African-Americans?"
    The question in the title of this post is the subheadline of this lengthy and timely New Yorker article authored by Jeffrey Toobin. For many reasons (as perhaps the highlights below suggest), the full article is a must-read: Like many...
  • May 5

    Oklahoma Gov signs "safety valve" legislation giving judges more sentencing discretion

    Oklahoma Gov signs "safety valve" legislation giving judges more sentencing discretion
    As noted in this prior post, a few month ago the Oklahoma House passed by a significant margin a state Justice Safety Valve Act authorizing state judges to give sentences below otherwise-applicable mandatory minimums. Now, as effectively…
  • May 5

    "What are We Hoping for? Defining Purpose in Deterrence-Based Correctional Programs"

    "What are We Hoping for? Defining Purpose in Deterrence-Based Correctional Programs"
    The title of this post is the title of this important and timely new paper by Cecelia Klingele now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: One of the most popular program models in criminal justice today is that popularized...
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 5

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo
    GOPer and still-not-announced presidential hopeful Jeb Bush wants to wish you (or, you know, future Latino voters) a feliz cinco de mayo, en español! -KitJ
  • May 5

    Rethinking Global Protection: New Channels, New Tool

    Rethinking Global Protection: New Channels, New Tool
    Today's refugee protection regime, established in the aftermath of World War II, is ill-equipped to meet the protection needs of contemporary displacement situations. Recent crises in Syria, Yemen, the Central African Republic, Iraq, and…
  • May 5

    Beth Lyon to Open Cornell Farmworker Clinic

    Beth Lyon to Open Cornell Farmworker Clinic
    Cornell Law School has announced that Beth Lyon , currently at Villanova University School of Law. will be joining the faculty this summer. She will be developing and directing a new Farmworker Clinic, which will be offered for the first...
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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • May 5

    "John Paul Stevens says some Guantanamo Bay detainees should be given reparations"

    "John Paul Stevens says some Guantanamo Bay detainees should be given reparations"
    "John Paul Stevens says some Guantanamo Bay detainees should be given reparations": Mark Berman of The Washington Post has this report today.
  • May 5

    "Omar Khadr bail decision delayed"

    "Omar Khadr bail decision delayed"
    "Omar Khadr bail decision delayed": The Edmonton Journal has this news update. And The Associated Press reports that "Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate."
  • May 5

    "Pat Toomey Is Blocking His Own Judicial Nominee, For Some Reason"

    "Pat Toomey Is Blocking His Own Judicial Nominee, For Some Reason"
    "Pat Toomey Is Blocking His Own Judicial Nominee, For Some Reason": Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post has this report today about Third Circuit nominee Luis Restrepo, who now serves as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern…
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 4

    O'Brien on Purple Communication

    O'Brien on Purple Communication
    Christine Neylon O'Brien (Boston College School of Management) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 66 Lab. L.J. (2015)) Am I Blue or Seeing Red? The NLRB Sees Purple When Employer Communication Policies Unduly Restrict Section 7…
  • Apr 30

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Foundation

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Foundation
    Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) sends along the annual call for papers for the 14thInternational Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi and the Fifth Young Scholars’ Workshop in Labour Relations. The theme of the 2016…
  • Apr 29

    Harris on Department of Labor Performance

    Harris on Department of Labor Performance
    Seth Harris, Distinguished Scholar at Cornell's ILR School, has just posted on SSRN his article, Managing for Social Change: Improving Labor Department Performance in a Partisan Era, which will appear in the West Virginia Law Review. The…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 5

    ABLE Explained

    ABLE Explained
    In December 2014, President Obama signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which went into effect this year. The ABLE Act enables people with disabilities and their caretakers to open savings accounts for disability…
  • May 5

    Talking to Older Client

    Talking to Older Client
    Because senior clients are likely to have memory comprehension and other health issues, clearly communication financial planning concepts can be a challenging task. Regardless, it is important to convey this information, and provided below…
  • May 5

    Repealing the Estate Tax

    Repealing the Estate Tax
    The estate tax is so narrow that it only affects about 5,500 wealthy American households per year. Now, Congressional Republicans want to eliminate the tax altogether, creating a bonus for heirs. The move to repeal the estate tax, thereby…
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/
  • May 5

    A Note on Endogenous Heterogeneity in a Duopoly

    A Note on Endogenous Heterogeneity in a Duopoly
    X. Henry Wang (Department of Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia ) and Chenhang Zeng (Research Center for Games and Economic Behavior, Shandong University ) provide A Note on Endogenous Heterogeneity in a Duopoly. ABSTRACT: This note…
  • May 5

    Equilibrium Price Dispersion Across and Within Store

    Equilibrium Price Dispersion Across and Within Store
    Guido Menzio (Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania) and Nicholas Trachter (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond) discuss Equilibrium Price Dispersion Across and Within Stores. ABSTRACT: We develop a search-theoretic model of the…
  • May 5

    Bargains Followed by Bargains: When Switching Costs Make Markets More Competitive

    Bargains Followed by Bargains: When Switching Costs Make Markets More Competitive
    Jason Pearcy (Montana State University ) explores Bargains Followed by Bargains: When Switching Costs Make Markets More Competitive. ABSTRACT: In markets where consumers have switching costs and firms cannot price discriminate, firms have two…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
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 5

    Do Students Perform Better When Your Test Is a "Little Bit Harder" to Read?

    Do Students Perform Better When Your Test Is a "Little Bit Harder" to Read?
    It's an unusual exam-time question. But according to this newly-released study, the answer is "no." The question was prompted by a fascinating, well-publicized experiment in 2007 that found that people score higher on tests when the…
  • May 5

    Scholarship Matters to the Court…in Federal Civil Rulemaking…Maybe, Kind of, Sort of

    Scholarship Matters to the Court…in Federal Civil Rulemaking…Maybe, Kind of, Sort of
    The good news: I think the Court might have agreed with academic commentary, and further, might have even responded positively to that commentary. The bad news: This response has nothing to do with the Court’s current docket, but is instead…
  • May 5

    The next Erie/Hanna issue for SCOTUS?

    The next Erie/Hanna issue for SCOTUS?
    The applicability of state anti-SLAPP provisions (specifically those that allow for a special motion to dismiss, in which a plaintiff must show a likelihood of success on the merits) in federal court. Last week, the D.C. Circuit held that…
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
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

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 5

    New Rule of Three

    New Rule of Three
    In his presentation at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference subtitled Triangulating Legal Literature, Paul McKenna offered that the idea of three is prevalent … Something that resonated with me as a process improvement…
  • May 5

    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 technology, research and practice. Technology How to Take a Full or Part Screenshot on a Mac or PC Dan…
  • May 5

    Deputy Judge Who Allows Trial to Continue in Absence of One Party Overturned on Appeal

    Deputy Judge Who Allows Trial to Continue in Absence of One Party Overturned on Appeal
    A Deputy Small Claims Court Judge who made the decision to allow a trial to continue on its second day notwithstanding that one of the parties failed to show up has been overturned by the Divisional Court. The trial which…
Rank this Week: 28

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    CJEU refuses to throw España in the works – part II

    CJEU refuses to throw España in the works – part II
    As discussed in Part I of this two-part series, the Court of Justice of the European Union today dismissed two challenges filed by Spain against the legislative framework put in place to create the European Patent with Unitary Effect…
  • May 5

    CJEU refuses to throw España in the works – part I

    CJEU refuses to throw España in the works – part I
    As reported by fellow Kat Darren this morning, the CJEU has rejected both of Spain’s challenges to the legality of the Unitary Patent Package. This post will summarise the first of these decisions, C-146/13, which requested the…
  • May 5

    BREAKING NEWS: CJEU rejects Spain's objections to the Unitary Patent Package

    BREAKING NEWS: CJEU rejects Spain's objections to the Unitary Patent Package
    All Europe has been waiting with eager anticipation the handing down today of the decision of the CJEU in respect of the two challenges by Spain (C-146/13 and C-147/13) to the legality of the Unitary Patent Package.  Well, perhaps more…
Rank this Week: 29

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 5

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • May 5

    Nixon’s Court

    Nixon’s Court
    The Supreme Court Historical Society recently presented Kevin J. McMahon with its Erwin N. Griswold Prize for his book, Nixon’s Court. Justice Antonin Scalia hosted the winner’s lecture in the Courtroom and opened the evening by…
  • May 5

    Opinion analysis: Justices slam the door on appeals of bankruptcy plan denial

    Opinion analysis: Justices slam the door on appeals of bankruptcy plan denial
    In Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank yesterday, the Court unanimously rebuffed efforts to gain review of orders that deny confirmation of plans in a bankruptcy proceeding. Although the case arose in the context of a small consumer bankruptcy,…
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

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!
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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/
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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 5

    March 2015 Trade Gap is $51.4 Billion

    March 2015 Trade Gap is $51.4 Billion
    News release: “The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in March 2015 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $35.9 billion in February (revised) to $51.4…
  • May 5

    U.S. Climate Change Policy

    U.S. Climate Change Policy
    Directorate-General for Internal Policies (EU)  – U.S. Climate Change Policy – April 2015 “This document reviews and updates the previous 2013 report providing an overview of the climate change policy in the United…
  • May 5

    The Dark Side of Disclosure: Evidence of Government Expropriation from Worldwide Firm

    The Dark Side of Disclosure: Evidence of Government Expropriation from Worldwide Firm
    Liu, Tingting and Ullah, Barkat and Wei, Zuobao and Xu, Lixin Colin, The Dark Side of Disclosure: Evidence of Government Expropriation from Worldwide Firms (May 4, 2015). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7254. Available for…
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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Spiros: Texas proves Plato was right

    Spiros: Texas proves Plato was right
    Indeed.
  • May 5

    Abstract of the day: "Absolute Traffic"

    Abstract of the day: "Absolute Traffic"
    Where else but the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research? This article draws attention to the emergent modes of urban sociality and circumscribed mobility that define the lives of traffic-stricken residents in the megacity of…
  • May 5

    "Moby Dick as Philosophy"

    "Moby Dick as Philosophy"
    The blog, from philosopher Mark Anderson (Belmont).
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 5

    Western Michigan University, Student Group, Settle Lawsuit Over Free Speech

    Western Michigan University, Student Group, Settle Lawsuit Over Free Speech
    Western Michigan University and student group the Peace Center are settling a free speech lawsuit which the Center filed last year after the Center alleged it was unable to bring activist and musician Boots Riley to campus to perform. WMU...
  • May 5

    India and Net Neutrality

    India and Net Neutrality
    Shruti Barker, Covington Burling, here, on the net neutrality debate in India. More on the issue from the Times of India, here from the BBC. Link here to regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's paper discussing background issues,…
  • May 5

    Who Owns College Coaches' IP?

    Who Owns College Coaches' IP?
    Tanyon Boston, University of Dayton School of Law, is publishing ...And Bring Your Playbook: Who Owns the Intellectual Property Created by College Coaches? in volume 19 of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology (2014). Here is the…
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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 5

    The Nielsen Rating System

    The Nielsen Rating System
    This is not a post about law.  I thought I would share my experience in my first week as part of the Nielsen survey that reports television ratings.  The bottom line:  I cannot believe that millions dollars in advertising and…
  • May 4

    FAN 58.1 (First Amendment News) Alan Morrison, “Williams-Yulee – The ruling with no real-world impact”

    FAN 58.1 (First Amendment News) Alan Morrison, “Williams-Yulee – The ruling with no real-world impact”
    My friend Alan Morrison recently sent me a few short observations he had concerning the new ruling in Williams-Yulle v. Florida State Bar. I thought his comments might be of some interest to FAN readers. Alan is the…
  • May 4

    CALL FOR PAPERS (EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 8, 2015)

    CALL FOR PAPERS (EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 8, 2015)
    National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) Thursday & Friday, June 4-5, 2015 Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ This is the sixth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together legal scholars…
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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 5

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: ERISA and Mom, Employee Handbooks, Digestible Content

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: ERISA and Mom, Employee Handbooks, Digestible Content
    Mother’s Day is coming up, so remember to get a gift. And, also related, Robert Toth has a very touching post related to the day in today’s Top 10 as well. Over on LXBN, Zosha writes on Madison’s peculiar new law protecting…
  • May 5

    If not now, when?

    If not now, when?
    Dave Goldberg, head of a prominent Silicon Valley based web survey company and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died suddenly on Friday evening. He was 47 and leaves two children. His brother, Robert, announced his passing on…
  • May 4

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Offensive Trademarks, Cybersecurity, Phishing

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Offensive Trademarks, Cybersecurity, Phishing
    Ah, back at it for another week. And, as seems to always be the case, cybersecurity is a big topic for discussion—but now more than ever, financial regulators are getting involved. Also, Jerry Maatman joins me on LXBN TV to discuss a…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 4

    On the Job! Director, ABA Center on Children and the Law, Washington, DC

    On the Job! Director, ABA Center on Children and the Law, Washington, DC
    The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law is seeking a Director. The Center strives to advance access to justice for children and families, through advocating for law reform and supporting court and legal practice…
  • May 4

    Go On! ESIL – European Court of Human Rights Conference, 5 June

    Go On! ESIL – European Court of Human Rights Conference, 5 June
    A one-day conference entitled The European Convention on Human Rights and General International Law is being organized jointly by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Society for International Law. The…
  • May 4

    Go On! Update, ICC Summer School 2015 (deadline 30 May)

    Go On! Update, ICC Summer School 2015 (deadline 30 May)
    We’ve posted previously about this year’s ICC Summer School from 15-19 June 2015 at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway. Here is an update, with the full list of faculty: The ICC Summer School at…
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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 5

    Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

    Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone
    Naked Capitalism brings you the debate. Is a SLICC better understood as A military doctrine or political process that appears to exist in order to justify its own existence, often producing irrelevant indicators of its own success. or…
  • May 3

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?
    My phone was confiscated, but it was being held nearby. I was wearing an Apple Watch for product testing, and was able to send Lian a text message over the watch (the whole time we were held I was not … Continue reading →
  • May 2

    Link to My Paper

    Link to My Paper
    I neglected to link to Lessons Learned Too Well: Anonymity in a Time of Surveillance, the paper I’m presenting at #yalefesc. A very very small number of people will recognize this as a partial redraft of a paper I started ……
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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • May 5

    Court’s Reversal Leaves Phones Open to Warrantless Tracking

    Court’s Reversal Leaves Phones Open to Warrantless Tracking
    Today US circuit court handed privacy advocates a surprising reversal on a landmark pro-privacy decision. The post Court’s Reversal Leaves Phones Open to Warrantless Tracking appeared first on WIRED.
  • May 1

    Programmer Convicted in Bizarre Goldman Sachs Case—Again

    Programmer Convicted in Bizarre Goldman Sachs Case—Again
    An ex-Goldman Sachs programmer convicted and then acquitted on federal charges that he stole code from his employer was convicted a second time today on state charges. The post Programmer Convicted in Bizarre Goldman Sachs Case—Again…
  • May 1

    WikiLeaks Finally Brings Back Its Submission System for Your Secret

    WikiLeaks Finally Brings Back Its Submission System for Your Secret
    WikiLeaks is finally back in the business of accepting truly anonymous leaks four and a half years after its last submission system went down amid infighting between its leaders and disenchanted staffers. The post WikiLeaks Finally Brings…
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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/
  • May 5

    The Only Way to Get More Than the Insurance Policy in an Accident Case

    The Only Way to Get More Than the Insurance Policy in an Accident Case
    What boggles peoples minds is the fact that a large number of Maryland car accidents that lead to death and disability settle for $100,000 or less.  Some settle for $30,000 in case where the liability is clear or even if the defendant…
  • Apr 15

    Emergency Room Malpractice Claim: New Study

    Emergency Room Malpractice Claim: New Study
    A new study on emergency room malpractice was released today that looks at why ER doctors are so frequently sued in misdiagnosis claims. The study was conducted by The Doctors Company, which is a big insured of doctors, hospitals and…
  • Mar 31

    New Maryland Malpractice Appellate Opinion | Habit Testimony

    New Maryland Malpractice Appellate Opinion | Habit Testimony
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently handed down its opinion in Rosebrock v. Eastern Shore Emergency Physicians.  The opinion makes defense attorney’s jobs a little easier when it comes to admitting testimony in…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 5

    Lobbying & Licensing: Behind the Recording Industry’s Campaign to Squeeze Out New Competitor

    Lobbying & Licensing: Behind the Recording Industry’s Campaign to Squeeze Out New Competitor
    My recent posts on the government's surprise budget announcement that it plans to extend the term of copyright protection for sound recordings generated considerable private feedback, with several industry sources suggesting that the change…
  • May 5

    Behind the Recording Industry’s Campaign to Squeeze Out New Competitor

    Behind the Recording Industry’s Campaign to Squeeze Out New Competitor
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 2, 2015 as Behind the Recording Industry’s Latest Campaign Last week’s column on the government’s surprise budget announcement that it plans to extend the term of copyright protection for…
  • Apr 30

    Study Reports Big Drop in Spam Following Canadian Anti-Spam Law Implementation

    Study Reports Big Drop in Spam Following Canadian Anti-Spam Law Implementation
    The launch of Canada's anti-spam law generated considerable criticism suggesting that the law was unenforceable and would not have a discernible impact on spam. Recent enforcement actions by the CRTC and the Competition Bureau, which led to…
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ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
  • Mar 29

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT
    The following note was penned to the co-ordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), who asked me to go into some detail around the information security, gathering, archival and dissemination strategies I conceptualised…
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
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