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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/
  • Oct 1

    Zolt Presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America Today at Harvard

    Zolt Presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America Today at Harvard
    Eric M. Zolt (UCLA) presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America (with Richard M. Bird (Toronto)) at Harvard today as part of its Tax Law, Policy and Practice Workshop Series hosted by Daniel Halperin and Stephen Shay: Latin America has long…
  • Oct 1

    Schön Presents International Taxation of Risk Today at Toronto

    Schön Presents International Taxation of Risk Today at Toronto
    Wolfgang Schön (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance) presents International Taxation of Risk at Toronto today as part of its James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series: The allocation of risk and of the income from…
  • Oct 1

    Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline

    Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline
    The Oregonian: Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Downtown Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline: Lewis & Clark Law School is closing its namesake legal clinic in downtown Portland that provides services to the poor, a…
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/
  • Oct 1

    White Woman Learns What It’s Like To Be A Black Mother, Sue

    White Woman Learns What It’s Like To Be A Black Mother, Sue
    Woman is suing because sperm bank turned her into a black person.
  • Oct 1

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.01.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.01.14
    * We welcome Howard Bashman to his new homepage! [How Appealing / Above the Law] * An ode to Brian Leiter to the tune of the Beach Boys’ “I Get Around.” [Philosophy Metablog] * “Lawyers have a powerful voice in the…
  • Oct 1

    Thanks To Our Sponsors On ATL

    Thanks To Our Sponsors On ATL
    Above the Law extends thanks to its advertisers.
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Oct 1

    Dollar General Extends Its Offer for Family Dollar

    Dollar General Extends Its Offer for Family Dollar
    Dollar General extended by more than three weeks its tender offer to acquire Family Dollar shares for $80 apiece, though Family Dollar remained committed to its agreed-upon deal with Dollar Tree for $74.50 a share.
  • Oct 1

    Loan Fraud Inquiry Said to Focus on Used-Car Dealer

    Loan Fraud Inquiry Said to Focus on Used-Car Dealer
    Inflated applications can mean that some of the most vulnerable borrowers are saddled with auto loans they cannot afford to repay.
  • Oct 1

    In Ruling on California Town’s Bankruptcy, Judge Challenges Sanctity of Pension

    In Ruling on California Town’s Bankruptcy, Judge Challenges Sanctity of Pension
    The decision by a federal bankruptcy judge dealt a blow to Calpers, California’s giant state-led pension system, which has been leading efforts to preserve defined-benefit pensions nationwide.
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Oct 1

    Schultz on the Nation-State, Justice, & Transnational Commercial Law

    Schultz on the Nation-State, Justice, & Transnational Commercial Law
    Thomas Schultz (King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law) has posted How Conceptions of Justice Associated with the Nation-State Obstruct Our View on Possibilities of Transnational Commercial Law ((2014) 25 King's Law Journal,…
  • Oct 1

    Gilead on Economic Analysis of Prescription in Tort Law

    Gilead on Economic Analysis of Prescription in Tort Law
    Israel Gilead (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) has posted Economic Analysis of Prescription in Tort Law (Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook: European Tort Law 2007 (H, Koziol and B. Steininger eds, Springer, 2008)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Oct 1

    SSRN Server Back Up

    SSRN Server Back Up
    SSRN seems to be functionally normally, and I will resume abstract posts.
Rank this Week: 5

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full, here's another one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 30

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    Long day in Court today, which means an open thread for you. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 29

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released
    Al Furqan Media has released the second episode of British hostage John Cantlie's video series today. You can view it here (If You Tube removes it, you can get it here.) The topic is President Obama's speech on 9/11 against ISIS.…
Rank this Week: 6

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Oct 1

    California governor signs bill banning plastic bag

    California governor signs bill banning plastic bag
    [JURIST] California Governor Jerry Brown [official website] on Tuesday signed [press release] a bill [SB270 text, PDF] issuing a statewide ban against single-use plastic bags. Beginning in July 2016, grocery and convenience stores across the…
  • Oct 1

    UK prosecutors drop terrorism charges against former Guantanamo detainee

    UK prosecutors drop terrorism charges against former Guantanamo detainee
    [JURIST] The UK's Crown Prosecution Service [official website] on Wednesday dropped terrorism charges against Moazzam Begg [Guardian backgrounder], a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses related…
  • Oct 1

    ICC: Kenya president must attend hearing

    ICC: Kenya president must attend hearing
    [JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Wednesday found [judgment, PDF] that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC case materials; JURISTnews archive] must appear in court for his hearing next week, rejecting a…
Rank this Week: 7

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?
    Original Article 08/26/2014 By Noah Pransky Former Army JAG tells 10 Investigates the Air Force is breaking the law by participating in local sex stings where no military members are involved. PINELLAS COUNTY - Not only have Central…
  • Sep 4

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle
    Original Article 08/25/2014 By Jesse Singal On Thursday, Joseph Goldstein of the New York Times reported that “Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release…
  • Sep 4

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?
    Maureen KankaOriginal Article 08/24/2014 It’s been 20 years since New Jersey’s Legislature passed Megan’s Law. The two decades since have been filled with legal challenges and disappointment it didn’t accomplish what…
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/
  • Oct 1

    [Eugene Volokh] On the chilling effect, from one of the chiller

    [Eugene Volokh] On the chilling effect, from one of the chiller
    Prof. John Banzhaf passed this along press release for me to post, and I’m very glad to do so. The press release gleefully embracing the chilling effect created by the FCC’s statements — “regulat[ion] by a…
  • Oct 1

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Constitutional problems with international court

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Constitutional problems with international court
    The Cornell Law Review has just published my new article, “Three International Courts and Their Constitutional Problems.” The article considers the constitutionality of joining the International Criminal Court in light of largley…
  • Oct 1

    [Eugene Volokh] No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and TV broadcasting

    [Eugene Volokh] No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and TV broadcasting
    Prof. John Banzhaf has filed a petition asking the FCC to revoke the broadcast license of stations that use the word “Redskins.” Some “longtime participants in the FCC regulatory process” — including former FCC…
Rank this Week: 9

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: 10

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Co-Defendant Sent to Prison for Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Co-Defendant Sent to Prison for Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Julie Dianne Farmer, 46, Bakersfield, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to three years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for her involvement in an extensive…
  • Sep 30

    4 Sentenced for Ripping Off Homeowners in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    4 Sentenced for Ripping Off Homeowners in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme
     Jesse Wheeler, 37, Roseville, California, Jewel Hinkles, aka Cydney Sanchez, 64, Los Angeles, California, Cynthia Corn, 61, Oakland, California, and Brent Medearis, 48, Modesto, California, were sentenced on September 29, 2014, by U.S.…
  • Sep 29

    Judge Sentences Woman for Orchestrating Sophisticated Straw Buyer Scam

    Judge Sentences Woman for Orchestrating Sophisticated Straw Buyer Scam
    Kathryn Sylvester, San Diego, California, was sentenced to 41 months in custody for operating a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused over $6 million in losses on various properties in San Diego and Orange Counties, California.…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 12

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Oct 1

    Two Women Join the Growing Club of Female Law Firm Leader

    Two Women Join the Growing Club of Female Law Firm Leader
    This month brings notable firsts at two well-known law firms, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Bryan Cave LLP, where women are assuming the chair role for the first time in each firm's history.
  • Oct 1

    U.S. Appeals Court Blocks Portion of North Carolina Voting Law

    U.S. Appeals Court Blocks Portion of North Carolina Voting Law
    A federal appeals court has struck down parts of North Carolina’s strict new voting law in advance of next month’s elections, ruling that they are likely to disenfranchise black voters.
  • Oct 1

    BigLaw Lawyers Giving Pro-Bono Help to Immigrant Children

    BigLaw Lawyers Giving Pro-Bono Help to Immigrant Children
    In a departure from their usual clientele, attorneys at major U.S. law firms and corporations are volunteering to represent, free of charge, unaccompanied children who have entered the U.S. illegally.
Rank this Week: 13

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 1

    More proof of ________?: violent crime hits historic lows in crazy California

    More proof of ________?: violent crime hits historic lows in crazy California
    I have long thought sentencing fans and criminal-justice reformers should always pay special attention to happenings in California because the state so often seems like a model of every ugly facet dysfunctional sentencing law and politics.…
  • Oct 1

    "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers: Inmates' families gouged by fees"

    "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers: Inmates' families gouged by fees"
    The title of this post is the headline of this one part of some impressive reporting about the economic realities facing prisoners and their families being done by the Center for Public Integrity and CNBC. Here is an excerpt from...
  • Oct 1

    This is your federal sentencing data on drugs (after the minus-2 amendment)

    This is your federal sentencing data on drugs (after the minus-2 amendment)
    I could not help but think about the famous 1980s "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" campaign from Partnership for a Drug-Free America once I took a close look at the US Sentencing Commission's latest greatest data on federal…
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/
  • Oct 1

    GUACAMOLE @ TEQUIZTLAN

    GUACAMOLE @ TEQUIZTLAN
    GUACAMOLE Made right at your table with fresh avocado, tomato, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, salt & lime to your taste. $12 http://www.tequiztlan.com/ 1884 BAY RD., MIAMI BEACH FL 33139
  • Oct 1

    TIME FOR THE TUMIS!

    TIME FOR THE TUMIS!
    @ Lincoln Road, South Beach "The Tumi USA Award honors those Peruvian immigrants in the USA with recognition, gratitude and admiration for excelling as professionals, as well as students, and for exemplifying their merit, estimable…
  • Oct 1

    COME HERE OFTEN?

    COME HERE OFTEN?
    @ Bubble Lounge
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Top 10 large law firms in California who donated to Calfornia Justice Gap Fund

    Top 10 large law firms in California who donated to Calfornia Justice Gap Fund
    The legal aid community is kicking off a new season of fund-raising in October to coincide with Campaign for Justice Month. The campaign – formed by a network of legal aid organizations, private lawyers, the Office of Legal Services of...
  • Oct 1

    Class Challenging Immigration Detainers Certified

    Class Challenging Immigration Detainers Certified
    A federal district court has granted class certification in a federal class action lawsuit challenging the federal government’s unlawful use of immigration detainers to hold immigrants in the custody of local law enforcement agencies.…
  • Oct 1

    CRS Report: Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trend

    CRS Report: Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trend
    Wasem photo via U. of Md. The Congressional Research Service has released a new report entitled Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends. The report is authored by Ruth E. Wasem. The report discusses…
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/
  • Oct 1

    The Five Pathways in Action

    The Five Pathways in Action
    In this post, which follows our earlier discussion of legal strategy, we’ll offer examples of companies situated within each of...
  • Sep 29

    You Should Listen To The Goldman New York Fed Story

    You Should Listen To The Goldman New York Fed Story
    This American Life has a banking supervision story (!) that turns on secret recordings made by a former employee of...
  • Sep 26

    Semi-Welcome To The Blogosphere, Bull Market!

    Semi-Welcome To The Blogosphere, Bull Market!
    UConn's James Kwak has joined Medium's Bull Market, a collection of interesting business writers doing long and semi-long form work....
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/
  • Sep 30

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination
    image from eeoc.gov In what looks to be a fascinating case, the EEOC recently sued Papa John’s under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The agency alleges that the company failed to permit an employee with Down Syndrome a reasonable…
  • Sep 29

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case
    In employment-discrimination cases, plaintiffs sometimes present regression analysis to support their claims, particularly for disparate impact claims. In a new paper, Joni Hersch and V. Blair Druhan, “The Use and Misuse of Econometric…
  • Sep 29

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now
    The NLRB recently issued its decision in Purple Communications. This was the case that the Board had indicated it was using to reexamine its Register-Guard precedent that gave employers virtually unfettered ability to bar employee use of…
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/
  • Oct 1

    Fifth Circuit Rules on Art Estate Taxe

    Fifth Circuit Rules on Art Estate Taxe
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently agreed that shared ownership of a multimillion dollar blue chip art collection entitled a Texas family to a substantial tax break when it came to settling an estate. Over the course of nearly...
  • Oct 1

    Using a Special Needs Trust

    Using a Special Needs Trust
    For disabled patients under 65 in need of Medicaid, a special needs trust can be an effective way to maintain Medicaid eligibility and preserve an inheritance or lawsuit settlement to enhance the patient’s standard of living. Generally,…
  • Oct 1

    Planning for Housing Expense

    Planning for Housing Expense
    It is common for advisors to warn retirees and pre-retirees to set aside enough money to pay for healthcare in their golden years. However, these individuals may be better off if they were told to ensure they have enough income...
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/
  • Oct 1

    The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View

    The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View
    David Spector,Paris School of Economics, CNRS. explores The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View. ABSTRACT: In recent decisions, the Commission has taken a hard stance vis-a-vis dominant firms using…
  • Oct 1

    The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Question

    The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Question
    Pablo Ibanez Colomo, LSE describes The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Questions. ABSTRACT: In January 2014, the Commission launched an investigation into pay TV services in the context of a review of EU copyright rules…
  • Oct 1

    Sports and Antitrust Law

    Sports and Antitrust Law
    The ABA has a new book on Sports and Antitrust Law. BOOK ABSTRACT: Sports and Antitrust Law presents a legal overview of sports-related topics and offers an exciting new resource on the most current cases and issues, both for the...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Los Angeles Archdiocese Sued Over Cemetery Lease Termination

    Los Angeles Archdiocese Sued Over Cemetery Lease Termination
    AP reported  yesterday that S.E. Funeral Homes of California Inc. has filed a $250 million breach of contract lawsuit in state court in California against the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  The suit claims that the…
  • Oct 1

    Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Use of Chickens In Pre-Yom Kippur Ceremony

    Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Use of Chickens In Pre-Yom Kippur Ceremony
    BNC reported yesterday that a lawsuit has been filed in a New York state trial court seeking to enjoin to enjoin Brooklyn Jewish residents from organizing, conducting or participating in the pre-Yom Kippur ritual of kaporos using…
  • Sep 30

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award
    In McLaughlin v. Hagel, (1st Cir., Sept. 23, 2014), the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs who successfully challenged the constituitonality of Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act are not entitled to an award…
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/
  • Oct 1

    The Electorate and Attorney

    The Electorate and Attorney
    Thanks to the PrawfsBlawg folks for letting me join in again. Dan Markel's loss has been devastating, but I hope we can keep his mission alive here by going full speed ahead. As an Iowa-based law professor (Director of the Drake…
  • Oct 1

    Quack

    Quack
    Over the summer, my friend Dan Markel invited me to be a guest at this blog. I was one of probably hundreds who received that twice-yearly call for guest bloggers. Yet another exmaple of how many people floated in Danny's orbit. It had been…
  • Oct 1

    Life is short

    Life is short
    Thanks to Howard for the introduction and to him and all of the permaprawfs for letting me guest here this month. I had expected to thank Dan, of course, who asked in May if I would do another guest stint (my last one was a number of years…
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
  • Oct 1

    October 1, 2014 Colloquia/Workshop

    October 1, 2014 Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Liza Vertinsky (Emory University School of Law) presents Patents, Partnerships, and the Pre-Competitive Collaboration in Pharmaceutical Innovation. – Paper is not publicly available
  • Sep 29

    Call for Webinar Presenters—Global Legal Writing Skill

    Call for Webinar Presenters—Global Legal Writing Skill
    The Legal Writing Institute‘s Global Legal Writing Skills Committee seeks presenters for a series of webinars. The proposal deadline is Oct. 6, 2014. The Legal Writing Institute’s Global Legal Writing Skills Committee is planning…
  • Sep 29

    Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets—Austin, TX

    Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets—Austin, TX
    The University of Texas School of Law held the Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets Symposium Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. University of Texas School of Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu was awarded the Massey Prize. mw
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/
  • Oct 1

    Additional Coverage From Ohio

    Additional Coverage From Ohio
    Time posts, "States Try Secrecy to Protect Lethal Injection Drugmakers," by Josh Sanburn. States carrying out lethal injections have had to find new ways to execute inmates in recent years. Many have not only experimented with multiple…
  • Oct 1

    Oklahoma Issues New Execution Protocol & LI Drug Policy

    Oklahoma Issues New Execution Protocol & LI Drug Policy
    The Oklahoma execution protocol is available in Adobe .pdf format, as is the Department of Corrections' Lethal Injection Drug Policy. Dale Baich, an attorney representing Oklahoma death row inmates issued a statement, "In Response to…
  • Sep 30

    The Cost Issue in Arizona

    The Cost Issue in Arizona
    KTAR-FM posts, "The real cost of the death penalty in Arizona," by Cooper Rummel. There is audio at the link. In Arizona, 119 inmates call death row home, and the majority of them have been locked up for several decades....
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/
  • Oct 1

    The Great British Vanishing Act Part 2: where has home-grown patent filing gone?

    The Great British Vanishing Act Part 2: where has home-grown patent filing gone?
    Last month, in "The Great British Vanishing Act: where has home-grown patent filing gone?", Peter Arrowsmith (partner in London-based patent attorneys Cleveland) opened what turned out to be a lively debate as to whether current statistical…
  • Sep 30

    The IPKat and his friends: time for an update

    The IPKat and his friends: time for an update
    Every three months, the IPKat and Merpel give an update of the goings-on both on this weblog and on other IP-flavoured blogs to which members of this blog team also contribute.  This time round, the Kats welcome a large contingent of…
  • Sep 30

    That IPEC book: a review

    That IPEC book: a review
    This review of Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure is brought to you by Katfriend, fellow blogger and IP enthusiast Kingsley Egbuonu, who tweets at @KingsleyEgbuonu.Kngsley first became fascinated by…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 1

    Osgoode Digital Common

    Osgoode Digital Common
    This announcement from Louis Mirando was posted via the CALL listserv earlier today: The Osgoode Hall Law School Library is pleased to announce the official launch of the Osgoode Digital Commons…
  • Oct 1

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right
    Neighbouring rights rarely get much judicial review so the case of Re: Sound v. Fitness Industry Council of Canada 2014 FCA 48 gives some insight as to this regime. Neighbouring rights[1], rights near to copyright, in this context are rights…
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. McKesson Canada Corporation v.…
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

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: 31

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: 32

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Perez v. Stephens 13-1406 Issue: Whether attorney abandonment, which Maples v. Thomas held is an “extraordinary circumstance” equitably excusing a resulting failure to appeal a denial of state…
  • Oct 1

    Big payday for ex-college sports stars?

    Big payday for ex-college sports stars?
    Two significant First Amendment cases that have been awaiting the Supreme Court’s reaction for a year are on the way to being settled, with the real prospect that former stars in big-time college football and basketball will get a…
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    The Court is scheduled to resume oral arguments in just a few days, and so previews of the upcoming Term and the cases on the Court’s docket continue.  Chantal Valery of Agence France-Presse looks at the Term as a whole, noting…
Rank this Week: 33

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 1

    Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption

    Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption
    McKinsey - More than 60 percent of the world’s population remains offline. Without removing crucial deterrents to Internet adoption, little will change—and more than 4 billion people may be left behind. “In a little…
  • Oct 1

    On Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Bioga

    On Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Bioga
    Rachel Cernansky, Yale environment 360: “An increasing number of sewage treatment plants in the U.S. and Europe are processing food waste in anaerobic biodigesters, keeping more garbage out of landfills, reducing methane emissions,…
  • Oct 1

    Confronting Cognitive ‘Anchoring Effect’ and ‘Blind Spot’ Biases in Federal Sentencing

    Confronting Cognitive ‘Anchoring Effect’ and ‘Blind Spot’ Biases in Federal Sentencing
    Bennett, Mark W., Confronting Cognitive ‘Anchoring Effect’ and ‘Blind Spot’ Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a Fundamental Flaw (July 5, 2014). Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol.…
Rank this Week: 34

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: 35

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 30

    FAN 34.1 (First Amendment News) — 1-A Salons and Floyd Abrams Institute join to host dialogues on free expression

    FAN 34.1 (First Amendment News) — 1-A Salons and Floyd Abrams Institute join to host dialogues on free expression
    PRESS RELEASE The First Amendment Salon is pleased to announce that it has formed an association with the Floyd Abrams Institute for Free Expression at Yale Law School. The Abrams Institute is administered by the Yale Information Society…
  • Sep 30

    A Plea Bargaining Strike

    A Plea Bargaining Strike
    I am seldom shocked these days, but the article in this week’s New Yorker about Kalief Browder is astonishing.  Browder is arrested for theft.  He does not receive bail.  He is imprisoned for three years on Rikers…
  • Sep 29

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court
    I am posting this column a few days early since I will be traveling this week, but next week I’ll return to the scheduled Wednesday postings. * * * * Contributions earmarked solely for use in independent…
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    A Look At the "Right To Be Forgotten" Ruling

    A Look At the "Right To Be Forgotten" Ruling
    Stefan Kulk, Utrecht University, Centre for Intellectual Property Law; Utrecht University School of Law; and Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, have published Google Spain v. González:…
  • Oct 1

    FCC Commissioner Statements On Lifting of "Blackout" Rule

    FCC Commissioner Statements On Lifting of "Blackout" Rule
    Statement of FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Statement of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Statement of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworczel Statement of Commissioner Ajit Pai Statement of Commissioner Michael O'Rielly
  • Sep 30

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out
    From the Hollywood Reporter: The FCC has voted unanimously to end the "blackout" rule that has allowed the NFL to prohibit broadcasts of pro football games locally if seats remain unsold on the day of the game. The NFL had...
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/
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Oct 1

    What Are the Most Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries?

    What Are the Most Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries?
    I was looking today at some interesting statistics on the most frequent types of car and other motor vehicle accident injuries that go to trial.  It breaks down like this: Back strains: 33% Disc injuries: 15% Spinal nerve injuries: 10%…
  • Sep 22

    Truck Accidents and Driving Records | Shekoski v. Bindig

    Truck Accidents and Driving Records | Shekoski v. Bindig
    A new appellate opinion offers some interesting insight into the parameters under which a plaintiff may inquire about a truck driver’s driving record and the extent to which plaintiffs’ truck accident attorneys can use cross…
  • Sep 19

    Baltimore Wrongful Death Lawyer | Fatality Compensation Claim

    Baltimore Wrongful Death Lawyer | Fatality Compensation Claim
    In Maryland, a wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member of someone who was negligently killed.  The law firm of Miller & Zois, LLC has over 100 years of combined experience handling wrongful death claims in Baltimore…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Oct 1

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: CA Data Breach Law, Big Data Recruiting, Internet as Utility

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: CA Data Breach Law, Big Data Recruiting, Internet as Utility
    Today’s Top Ten is chalked full of privacy law posts (though some do cross over into employment too). In the privacy realm, InfoLawGroup has an interesting piece busting one big misconception on California’s new breach law. Total…
  • Sep 30

    Build your own communities for valuable engagement

    Build your own communities for valuable engagement
    Social networks combined with blogs represent opportunities we’ve never had before to network and collaborate. The fact that the networks with huge numbers of people can create a lot of noise ought not prevent us from worthwhile…
  • Sep 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Texting Liability, Coke Zero Marks, McDonald’s Labor

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Texting Liability, Coke Zero Marks, McDonald’s Labor
    I always enjoy when lawyers on our network get legal insight directly from those who help make the and shape the laws—and Ronald Urbach does just that today as he gathers notes from something an FTC commissioner recently said. Also,…
Rank this Week: 40

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 41

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 42

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 29

    Take a Night Off

    Take a Night Off
    Gablesstage is running a special for students on Wednesday – $10 tickets to its 8pm performance of “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence NcNally. I saw the show this weekend and it’s good. Not the very best they’ve ever…
  • Sep 29

    I’m an All-Star!

    I’m an All-Star!
    Some time ago I agreed to give a talk on privacy issues 1pm this afternoon at UM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. I’ve only just discovered, however, that the lecture series I’m a part of is the UM All-Stars. And they…
  • Sep 29

    Shellshock Still Kicking

    Shellshock Still Kicking
    Oh, joy: despite a vigorous round of patching, Shellshock isn’t dead, and isn’t even resting: Google security researcher Michal "lcamtuf" Zalewski has disclosed to iTnews that over the past two days he has discovered two…
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
  • 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,…
  • 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,…
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
Rank this Week: 44

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Oct 1

    Cops Are Handing Out Spyware to Parents—With Zero Oversight

    Cops Are Handing Out Spyware to Parents—With Zero Oversight
    Mere days after a government crackdown on a spyware manufacturer comes the startling revelation that law enforcement agencies have been purchasing commercial spyware themselves and handing it out to the public for free. Police departments…
  • Oct 1

    The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home

    The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home
    When Cody Wilson revealed the world’s first fully 3-D printed gun last year, he showed that the “maker” movement has enabled anyone to create a working, lethal firearm with a click in the privacy of his or her garage. Now…
  • Oct 1

    The Criminal Indictment That Could Finally Hit Spyware Makers Hard

    The Criminal Indictment That Could Finally Hit Spyware Makers Hard
    The indictment this week of the man behind an app designed for surreptitiously monitoring cellphone activity is only the second federal case filed against someone involved in the commercial sale of so-called stalkingware. But the case could…
Rank this Week: 45