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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/
  • Jul 28

    Median Household Net Worth Has Fallen 36% Since 2003

    Median Household Net Worth Has Fallen 36% Since 2003
    New York Times: The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less: Economic inequality in the United States has been receiving a lot of attention. But it’s not merely an issue of the rich getting richer. The typical American household has been…
  • Jul 28

    Morrow: Rethinking Valuation Discounts for Built–In Gain

    Morrow: Rethinking Valuation Discounts for Built–In Gain
    Rebecca N. Morrow (Wake Forest), Valuation in Light of Uncertainty: How Stock Option Pricing Models Can Inform More Accurate Valuation Discounts for Built–In Gains, 102 Ky. L.J. 653 (2014): Part I of this Article describes the inconsistent…
  • Jul 28

    Mark Cuban on Tax Inversions: If You Move Overseas, I’m Selling Your Stock

    Mark Cuban on Tax Inversions: If You Move Overseas, I’m Selling Your Stock
    Wall Street Journal, Mark Cuban on Tax Inversions: If You Move Overseas, I’m Selling Your Stock: Billionaire investor Mark Cuban isn’t a fan of tax inversions. In a series of tweets and interviews, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks said…
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/
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/
  • Jul 28

    New Venture Fund Binary Capital Focuses on Mission, Not Just Metric

    New Venture Fund Binary Capital Focuses on Mission, Not Just Metric
    Jonathan Teo and Justin Caldbeck, the fund’s investors, believe the best entrepreneurs are driven by a vision, and they look for those hoping to make a global impact.
  • Jul 28

    Banks Cash In on Mergers Intended to Elude Taxe

    Banks Cash In on Mergers Intended to Elude Taxe
    Wall Street banks are estimated to have collected, or will soon collect, nearly $1 billion in fees over the last three years advising and persuading American companies to move the address of their headquarters abroad.
  • Jul 28

    With Sale of Red Lobster Complete, C.E.O. of Darden to Step Down

    With Sale of Red Lobster Complete, C.E.O. of Darden to Step Down
    Clarence Otis had waged a heated battle with activist hedge funds opposed to his turnaround plans for the embattled company.
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/
  • Jul 28

    Bybee on Justice Stewart & a Free Pre

    Bybee on Justice Stewart & a Free Pre
    Keith J. Bybee (Syracuse University - College of Law) has posted Justice Stewart Meets the Press on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Among the Supreme Court Justices who have articulated distinctive views of free expression, Justice Potter Stewart…
  • Jul 28

    Lipshaw on Kelsen & Business Law

    Lipshaw on Kelsen & Business Law
    Jeffrey M. Lipshaw (Suffolk University Law School) has posted Cognition and Reason: Rethinking Kelsen in the Context of Contract and Business Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is a reconsideration of Hans Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law…
  • Jul 28

    Pratt on Disclaimers of Contractual Obligation

    Pratt on Disclaimers of Contractual Obligation
    Michael G. Pratt (Queen's University (Canada) - Faculty of Law) has posted Disclaimers of Contractual Liability and Voluntary Obligations (Pratt, M. (2014). Disclaimers of Contractual Liability and Voluntary Obligations. Osgoode Hall Law…
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/
  • Jul 28

    My First Tornado

    My First Tornado
    I was driving to the ICE detention facility in Aurora today when looking off to the left, I saw what I assumed was a fire. I considered for a brief second it could be a tornado, but it wasn't raining and it didn't seem to be twirling,…
  • Jul 28

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 28

    Drug Mule's Cocaine Pellets Burst on Plane

    Drug Mule's Cocaine Pellets Burst on Plane
    Colmin Smith, age 48, was flying from Antigua to London with 239 grams of cocaine (about 1/2 pound) in pellets in his stomach. Shortly after the packed Virgin Atlantic flight took off, the pellets burst. He managed to tell a flight attendant…
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/
  • Jul 27

    Federal Judge declares DC gun law unconstitutional

    Federal Judge declares DC gun law unconstitutional
    [JURIST] US Federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. [official profile] on Saturday ruled that the District of Columbia law prohibiting the carrying of pistols in public is unconstitutional. It is reported [Washinton Post report] that Judge…
  • Jul 27

    European Court exposes illegal detention facilities linked to CIA's extraordinary rendition program in Poland

    European Court exposes illegal detention facilities linked to CIA's extraordinary rendition program in Poland
    [JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights [official website] handed down two rulings [judgments, PDF] finding the Polish government in violation of European human rights laws based on the establishment of prison center used for illegal…
  • Jul 26

    Congress passes legislation legalizing cell phone unlocking

    Congress passes legislation legalizing cell phone unlocking
    [JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] on Friday passed [bill status summary] a bill [text, PDF] that would make it legal for individuals to open the digital locks on their cellphones. The process, known as unlocking or…
Rank this Week: 7

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: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again
    Original Article 07/18/2014 By Jennifer Reading MONTPELIER - It's another black mark for the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. "There are errors. And they should not have been there," said Doug Hoffer, D-Vt. Auditor. Hoffer says the system…
  • Jul 19

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book
    Original Article 07/10/2014 By JACK BARNWELL Tehachapi's city council on Monday finalized a repeal of a local sex offender ordinance in order to stave off potential lawsuits. City Attorney Tom Schroeter had recommended the council repeal…
  • Jul 19

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction
    Original Article 07/11/2014 By George Barnes TEMPLETON - Voters at a special town meeting Thursday night approved a bylaw establishing sex offender residency restrictions. The restrictions, proposed by resident Rachael Messina, were…
Rank this Week: 10

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Loans for Fictitious Real Estate Transaction

    Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Loans for Fictitious Real Estate Transaction
    Ronald L. Roberts, 54, Town and Country, Missouri, pled guilty to charges of mail and wire fraud in connection with his obtaining more than a million dollars from lenders in what he now admits was a loan fraud scheme. According to court…
  • Jul 28

    Attorney Admits Using False Documents and Straw Buyer to Obtain Loan

    Attorney Admits Using False Documents and Straw Buyer to Obtain Loan
    Jeffrey Witt, 39, St. Charles, Missouri, pled guilty to three (3) federal felony charges: falsifying documents to obtain a bank loan secured by a St. Louis County, Missouri, home, which did not actually belong to him, using an associate to…
  • Jul 25

    Former FBI Agent and Wife Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Charge

    Former FBI Agent and Wife Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Charge
    Charles Espinel, 61, and Jeannette Espinel, 58, Daly City, California, a former 32 year FBI employee and his wife, pleaded guilty in federal court to Bank Fraud charges for their roles in securing mortgages based on fraudulent loan…
Rank this Week: 11

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 28

    Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban

    Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban
    A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, marking the latest in a string of significant wins for gay-marriage backers. The 2-1 ruling, from the Fourth U.S. Circuit…
  • Jul 28

    Police Officers Are Immune from Taser Suit, Appeals Court Rule

    Police Officers Are Immune from Taser Suit, Appeals Court Rule
    Missouri police who fatally stunned a mentally ill man with a Taser can't be sued over his death, a federal appeals court ruled, in the latest case to test the legal boundaries of the weapon's use.
  • Jul 28

    Why Florida’s Governor Likes Self-Driving Cars: “Jobs”

    Why Florida’s Governor Likes Self-Driving Cars: “Jobs”
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott got one of the first rides today when Audi demonstrated its prototype "Traffic Jam Pilot" system on a closed section of Tampa's Selmon Expressway.
Rank this Week: 12

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 28

    "The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests"

    "The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests"
    The title of this post is the headline of this latest editorial in the New York Times series explaining its editorial judgment that marijuana prohibition should be ended (first noted here). This lengthy editorial is authored by Jesse Wegman,…
  • Jul 28

    US District Judge Gleeson prods prosecutors to undo stacked gun counts and then praises effort to do justice

    US District Judge Gleeson prods prosecutors to undo stacked gun counts and then praises effort to do justice
    Regular readers are likely familiar with the remarkable series of opinions issued by US District Judge John Gleeson in which he has forcefully expressed deep concerns with how federal prosecutors sometimes exercise their charging and…
  • Jul 28

    Fascinating Fourth Circuit split over how federal sentencing problems should inform guideline interpretation

    Fascinating Fourth Circuit split over how federal sentencing problems should inform guideline interpretation
    I just noticed a notable ruling by a split Fourth Circuit panel from late last week in US v. Valdovinos, No. 13-4768 (4th Cir. July 25, 2014) (available here). The precise legal issue concerning guideline interpretation in Valdovinos is…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Jul 28

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Supreme Court FHR European Ventures LLP & Ors v Cedar Capital Partners LLC [2014] UKSC 45 (16 July 2014) Sandiford, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2014] UKSC 44 (16 July 2014)…
  • Jul 28

    Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) – Supreme Court

    Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) – Supreme Court
    Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 46 (YouTube) Supreme Court, 23rd July 2014 Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt
  • Jul 28

    HRA damages awarded in date rape cases – UK Human Rights Blog

    HRA damages awarded in date rape cases – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘This is an important summary of the principles applicable to HR damages, particularly in circumstances where there have been other payments already made arguably in respect of the acts in question. So it should be first port of call if…
Rank this Week: 14

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 28

    Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State

    Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State
    The Office of Refugee resettlement has released this data about unaccompanied noncitizen children released by state: When a child who is not accompanied by a parent or guardian is apprehended by immigration authorities, the child is…
  • Jul 28

    ICE Detention Contract with Pinal County Jail Will End

    ICE Detention Contract with Pinal County Jail Will End
    From Detention Watch Network: After years of outrage at the conditions for immigrants in detention at the Pinal County Jail, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ended its contract with the county. Since 2005, ICE has used the Pinal…
  • Jul 28

    National Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor and Faith Leaders Release 2014 National Immigration Score Card

    National Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor and Faith Leaders Release 2014 National Immigration Score Card
    National Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander groups as well as labor and Evangelical leaders have announced an unprecedented alliance and civic engagement initiative, beginning with release of the 2014 National Immigration Score…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Jul 28

    LITTLE ANGEL

    LITTLE ANGEL
    @ Lotte World Seoul, Korea
  • Jul 28

    FISH'S ON SALE!

    FISH'S ON SALE!
    @ a store in Seoul, Korea
  • Jul 28

    ASIANA SHERBET

    ASIANA SHERBET
    Mango sherbet On a recent Asiana Airlines flight from ICN to JFK.
Rank this Week: 16

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 17

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Death of Bernie Adell

    Death of Bernie Adell
    Thanks to Paul Secunda for letting us know of Bernie's death. He's been descrited as "one of the Godfathers of labour law in Canada." I didn't have the pleasure of knowing him personally, but he was well regarded on all...
  • Jul 28

    Minimum Wage Hike?

    Minimum Wage Hike?
    Two U. S. Senators, Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and George Miller (D-California), just introduced a plan that would raise the minimum wage which is currently set at $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. The plan also recommends an annual inflation...
  • Jul 27

    Karin and Runge on Breastfeeding and Employment Law

    Karin and Runge on Breastfeeding and Employment Law
    Marcy Karin and Robin Runge have posted “Breastfeeding and a New Type of Employment Law,” forthcoming in Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 2 (2014). The paper focuses on section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable…
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Jul 26

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: Each summer I take at least a week's vacation from work and from this blog. This summer, my vacation begins now. New posts will appear here on Monday, August 4, 2014. Readers are invited to follow me on Twitter at…
  • Jul 26

    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx"

    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx"
    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx": The New York Daily News has this report.
  • Jul 26

    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death"

    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death"
    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death": Sean Rossman has this article in today's edition of The Tallahassee Democrat.
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/
  • Jul 28

    Planning For Your Kid

    Planning For Your Kid
    It is important to have a plan in place for your children in the event of your death. Who will be your child’s guardian and who will be the guardian of your estate? While these difficult decisions may not have...
  • Jul 28

    University of Montana School of Law seeks Property Professor

    University of Montana School of Law seeks Property Professor
    The University of Montana School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track ssistant Professor of Law in property law. Below is the official announcement of the position. Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of…
  • Jul 28

    Top 5 Myths About Trust

    Top 5 Myths About Trust
    Recently, Philip Seymour Hoffman declined to take the advice of his attorney who advised him to create a trust. Hoffman said he did not want his three children to be “trust fund kids.” Because of Hoffman’s aversion to proper estate...
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/
  • Jul 28

    Good luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good luck on the Bar Exam!
    Today is a day of prayer, even for those whose daily life is agnostic at best, for tomorrow is the dreaded bar exam. I wish everyone great luck with a positive outcome, particuarly in the hard jurisdictions (New York and...
  • Jul 28

    WSJ Story - Q&A: Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu Talks About His Entry Into Politic

    WSJ Story - Q&A: Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu Talks About His Entry Into Politic
    Columbia Law professor Tim Wu (Columbia) coined the term "net neutrality". He has a recent piece in the Yale Law Journal on Parallel Exclusion. He worked at the FTC and is slated to teach Antitrust Law this year at Columbia....
  • Jul 28

    Identifying Industry Margins with Unobserved Price Constraints: Structural Estimation on Pharmaceutical

    Identifying Industry Margins with Unobserved Price Constraints: Structural Estimation on Pharmaceutical
    Pierre Dubois, Toulouse and Laura Lasio are Identifying Industry Margins with Unobserved Price Constraints: Structural Estimation on Pharmaceuticals. ABSTRACT: We provide a method allowing to identify margins in an oligopoly price competition…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 Released

    International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 Released
    The State Department today released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. The Report reviews the religious freedom records of nearly 200 countries. Secretary of State Kerry spoke extensively at the roll out of the Report. (Full…
  • Jul 28

    Obama To Nominate Rabbi David Saperstein As Ambassador-At-Large For International Religious Freedom

    Obama To Nominate Rabbi David Saperstein As Ambassador-At-Large For International Religious Freedom
    The White House today announced President Obama's intention to nominate Rabbi David Saperstein to be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.  Here is Rabbi Saperstein's biography as set out in the White House press…
  • Jul 28

    Eid al Fitr Begins Today; White House Issues Greeting

    Eid al Fitr Begins Today; White House Issues Greeting
    Today is the beginning of Eid al Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. (Background from Huffington Post). The New York Times reports that today's start of the Eid was confirmed last night by the area's Roohat-e-Hilal Committee, or…
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/
  • Jul 28

    Bay Area Memorial

    Bay Area Memorial
    Jonathan Simon, Malcolm Feeley, and Ashley Rubin have organized a small Bay Area gathering for Dan's friends at 4:30 p.m., this Wednesday, July 30, at Berkeley Law. You can email Jonathan (jsimon@law.berkeley.edu) or Malcolm…
  • Jul 28

    First MarkelFest! at SEALS

    First MarkelFest! at SEALS
    The first MarkelFest! will be at SEALS this Saturday, August 2, from 8:30-?, in Seaglass Lounge at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Continuing Dan's tradition of blog-sponsored conference get-togethers and now under a new moniker,…
  • Jul 28

    FSU Memoral at SEALS

    FSU Memoral at SEALS
    Florida State will sponsor a formal memorial program on Monday August 4, from 6:15-7:15 in Magnolia D. Approximately 50 people already have expressed interest in attending and/or speaking. If you have not responded and are interested in…
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
  • Jul 26

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL
    The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law invites applications for three upcoming LEC Workshops for Law Professors: LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Austrian Law & Economics, Oct. 1-3, 2014 LEC-PERC…
  • Jul 26

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) invites paper submissions for its Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics, which will take place June 18-19, 2015. The submission deadline is Feb. 9, 2015.…
  • Jul 26

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law Regulation and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) presents the Third Annual Conference on Energy Regulation: Legal and Regulatory Issues, Obstacles, and Opportunities in Electricity Markets Nov. 13-14, 2014. 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/
  • Jul 28

    Continued News Coverage

    Continued News Coverage
    Today's Wall Street Journal reports, "Secrecy Over Executions Faces Challenges," by Ashby Jones. The move toward secrecy comes as states struggle to carry out capital punishment in a way that comports both with the Constitution's ban on…
  • Jul 28

    Much More Arizona Commentary

    Much More Arizona Commentary
    The New York Times Taking Note blog posts, "Why the Death Penalty Is Doomed," by Jesse Wegman. Alex Kozinski, a federal judge on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has gone on the record saying he is “generally...
  • Jul 28

    Another Round of Editorials Focus on Arizona

    Another Round of Editorials Focus on Arizona
    "Why The US Should End the Death Penalty," is the Washington Post editorial. The death penalty in the United States is in crisis for many reasons. Most states now use injected drugs to kill death-row inmates, and those drugs are...
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/
  • Jul 28

    Whac-A-Mole Trade Mark Litigation: Using U.S. Trade Mark Litigation to Combat Foreign Counterfeiter

    Whac-A-Mole Trade Mark Litigation: Using U.S. Trade Mark Litigation to Combat Foreign Counterfeiter
    Beats By DreOver the past month, a number of well-known global brands have filed U.S. lawsuits against foreign  (predominately Chinese) online businesses for the sale of counterfeit products to U.S. consumers. Beats Electronics, LLC (dba…
  • Jul 28

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ...
    Here is the fourth in our weekly series of compilations by our good friend and former guest Kat Alberto who is currently endearing himself to all of us and incidentally making himself indispensable by summarising the feature posts (excluding…
  • Jul 28

    Daylight robbery, value for money and patent renewals: it's time to talk

    Daylight robbery, value for money and patent renewals: it's time to talk
    The IPKat and Merpel regularly receive vast quantities of marketing literature. Much of it is plainly irrelevant to the content of an IP weblog and some of it, while relevant to the subject, is of insufficient interest or significance to…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 28

    Of Authoritativeness and Crowd-Checking

    Of Authoritativeness and Crowd-Checking
    It’s not hard to light up a debate over the digital legal information revolution and its impact on law. There’s plenty of kindling. What’s hard is to pick an issue and keep the blaze contained. And the sources of fuel keep…
  • Jul 28

    Wondering Whether Your Practice Structure Could Expose You to Liability for Other Lawyers’ Work?

    Wondering Whether Your Practice Structure Could Expose You to Liability for Other Lawyers’ Work?
    Lawyers working “in association” need to consider how they may be perceived by clients and the public, since those who hold themselves out as a law firm risk being treated as such by the courts and can expect to be held to the…
  • Jul 28

    Toward a Modernised and More Accessible Justice: Technological Courtroom Management

    Toward a Modernised and More Accessible Justice: Technological Courtroom Management
    The Cyberjustice Laboratory of the Université de Montréal has been developing a courtroom management software application for one year now. Initially, the project, called ISA – a french acronym for « Interface de…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 30

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: 31

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: 32

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. v. United States 13-1367 Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the…
  • Jul 28

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Five)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Five)
    Arguing before the Supreme Court, watching United States v. Windsor play out, the emergence of procedural barriers to courts, how the Court has changed since Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, and how to talk about the Court. In this six-part…
  • Jul 28

    Another circuit rules for same-sex marriage

    Another circuit rules for same-sex marriage
    Continuing the year-long, so far uninterrupted trend of court rulings against states’ bans of same-sex marriage, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday nullified the Virginia prohibition; the panel divided two…
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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America

    The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America
    The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America - Root Causes and Policy Solutions, by Dan Restrepo and Ann Garcia | July 24, 2014 “Over the past few years, and in particular over the past few…
  • Jul 28

    Free Exercise of Religion by Closely Held Corporations – CRS

    Free Exercise of Religion by Closely Held Corporations – CRS
    Free Exercise of Religion by Closely Held Corporations: Implications of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Cynthia Brougher, Legislative Attorney. July 23, 2014 “One of the ongoing controversies related to the Affordable…
  • Jul 28

    How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law and American Democracy

    How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law and American Democracy
    With Liberty to Monitor All - How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy. Human Rights Watch / ACLU, July 2014. “The United States government today is implementing a wide variety of…
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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/
  • Jul 28

    What is going on at Clearspire?

    What is going on at Clearspire?
    Clearspire -- along with Axiom, LegalForce, VLP Law Group, Vista Law, Legal Force, and Paragon -- is one of the most interesting and innovative companies (law firms?) in the legal space. (John Dzienkowski published an excellent article about…
  • Jul 28

    ACLU/Human Rights Watch Report on Government Surveillance of the Media and Lawyer

    ACLU/Human Rights Watch Report on Government Surveillance of the Media and Lawyer
    The ACLU and Human Rights Watch have issued this 120 page report on government surveillance and its effects on journalists and lawyers. A press release summarizing the key findings is here. The report has a section on professional…
  • Jul 28

    Honesty and competence in negotiating contracts: red-lining etiquette

    Honesty and competence in negotiating contracts: red-lining etiquette
    There's an interesting discussion at Adams on Contract Drafting about red-lining etiquette. (h/t: Corporate Counsel) The comments discuss what's fair, or misleading, or confusing. I was recently told by some corporate lawyers that they always…
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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
  • Jul 28

    Would a right to be forgotten survive First Amendment scrutiny? [discuss in the comments!]

    Would a right to be forgotten survive First Amendment scrutiny? [discuss in the comments!]
    I’ve had some interesting discussions with readers following my post on the EU right to be forgotten’s growing pains.  Here’s a question that’s emerged: would a right to be forgotten survive…
  • Jul 28

    Article Stub: Finding Offerors under 2-207

    Article Stub: Finding Offerors under 2-207
    [I'm planning to write a series of posts I'll call article stubs - the germs of papers I'll likely never write. Dan Markel might - or more likely might not - approve. I used to talk about these pre-draft ideas with him,…
  • Jul 27

    What’s ailing the right to be forgotten (and some thoughts on how to fix it)

    What’s ailing the right to be forgotten (and some thoughts on how to fix it)
    The European Court of Justice’s recent “right to be forgotten” ruling is going through growing pains.  “A politician, a pedophile and a would-be killer are among the people who have already asked Google to…
Rank this Week: 36

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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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause
    RonNell Andersen Jones, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Press Definition and the Religion Analogy in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Here is the abstract. In a Harvard Law Review Forum response to Professor Sonja West's…
  • Jul 24

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland
    Heli Askola, Monash University Faculty of Law, is publishing `Taking the Bait? Lessons from a ‘Hate Speech' Prosecution, in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014). Here is the abstract. This article uses one case study to explore…
  • Jul 23

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right
    Neville Cox, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Delfi AS v Estonia: The Liability of Secondary Internet Publishers for Violation of Reputational Rights Under the European Convention on Human Rights at 77 Modern Law Review 619 (2014).…
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/
  • Jul 28

    Maryland Hospital Errors | How Many?

    Maryland Hospital Errors | How Many?
    The Baltimore Sun published an important front page article yesterday on hospital errors in Maryland. The premise of the article is a stunningly simple yet different approach to medical mistakes in Maryland hospitals.  It goes like…
  • Jul 22

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing
    We have been hearing for some time about the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) project that will eventually allow for electronic filings, allowing Maryland lawyers to get the same modern conveniences of electronic filing that we have…
  • Jul 21

    Tort Reformers Were Right, Doctors Do Flee States Without Cap

    Tort Reformers Were Right, Doctors Do Flee States Without Cap
    One of the great selling points of caps in medical malpractice cases is that it encourages doctors to come to your state to practice.  Every state, particularly in jurisdictions with rural areas where access and availability to doctors…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Jul 28

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Rebranding gone wrong, more pregnant employees and child migrants without lawyer

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Rebranding gone wrong, more pregnant employees and child migrants without lawyer
    Big news for NBA fans as a Los Angeles judge ruled that Donald Sterling must hand over the Clippers. In other important news, Greenberg Traurig’s pro bono lawyers are providing counsel to undocumented migrant children, and shareholders…
  • Jul 25

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Moms-to-be at work, cookie consent and is Facebook evil?

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Moms-to-be at work, cookie consent and is Facebook evil?
    TGIF! It seems like pregnant women at work has been the topic of the week with the EEOC issuing new guidance on pregnancy discrimination. That kicks off today’s Top 10.  Total posts on the LexBlog Network today: 180.  Dear…
  • Jul 25

    Want blog posts shared on social? Design for mobile user

    Want blog posts shared on social? Design for mobile user
    If you are looking to have your blog posts shared on social media, you best provide mobile viewers an exceptional user experience. A new Forrester survey of 37,000 consumers found that mobile users are more likely to share a branded post than…
Rank this Week: 41

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?
    The manifold problems of conflict and displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region[1] seem as complex as they do intractable. After all, with the exception of Tanzania, all the countries in the region have generated refugees and…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing Lucy Hovil

    Introducing Lucy Hovil
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Lucy Hovil as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Lucy is the Senior Researcher for at the International Refugee Rights Initiative where, for the past six years, she has been…
  • Jul 24

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)
    Over the past year, our contributors have had so many noteworthy accomplishments that we had to write two posts to fit them all (see Part 1 here). Congratulations to all! Rachel Anderson was promoted and is now a tenured full professor…
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/
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
  • Jul 24

    Strategic Planning Made Easy

    Strategic Planning Made Easy
    Weird Al to the rescue: Easy to adapt for any law school. Bonus points if you can identify the band whose music this plays off. Mega-bonus points for anyone spotting the first firm to use this at a meeting without … Continue reading…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 44

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
Rank this Week: 45