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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Maynard Presents Reimagining Wealth Taxation as a Tool for Building Wealth at Washington University

    Maynard Presents Reimagining Wealth Taxation as a Tool for Building Wealth at Washington University
    Goldburn P. Maynard, Jr. (Washington University) presented Addressing Wealth Disparities: Reimagining Wealth Taxation as a Tool for Building Wealth, 92 Denv. U. L. Rev. ___ (2014), at Washington University yesterday as part of its Faculty…
  • Apr 24

    Plecnik: The Case for a Flat Wealth Tax

    Plecnik: The Case for a Flat Wealth Tax
    John Thomas Plecnik (Cleveland-Marshall), The New Flat Tax: A Modest Proposal for a Constitutionally Apportioned Wealth Tax, 41 Hastings Const. L.Q. 483 (2014): “Eat the poor children,” proposes Jonathan Swift. “Nay,” protests Occupy…
  • Apr 24

    Brunson: Taxing Polygamy

    Brunson: Taxing Polygamy
    Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Taxing Polygamy, 91 Wash. U. L. Rev. 113 (2013): The tax law treats married and unmarried taxpayers differently in several respects. Married persons, for example, can file and pay their taxes as a unified…
Rank this Week: 1

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: 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/
  • Apr 24

    Zimmer Holdings to Buy Biomet for $13.35 Billion

    Zimmer Holdings to Buy Biomet for $13.35 Billion
    The transaction, the latest in a wave of health care and pharmaceutical deals, will bring together two providers of orthopedic, surgical and dental products.
  • Apr 24

    K.K.R. Profit Drops but Exceeds Expectation

    K.K.R. Profit Drops but Exceeds Expectation
    The private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts reported economic net income of $630 million in the first quarter, as it reaped gains from selling some of its investments.
  • Apr 24

    I.S.S. Backs 2 Loeb Nominees for Sotheby’s Board

    I.S.S. Backs 2 Loeb Nominees for Sotheby’s Board
    The report by Institutional Shareholder Services is the biggest show of support yet for Daniel S. Loeb in his campaign to force change at the 270-year-old auction house.
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/
  • Apr 24

    Robinson on Snowden

    Robinson on Snowden
    John Robinson Jr. (University of Utah College of Law) has posted The Snowden Disconnect: When the Ends Justify the Means on SSRN. Here is the abstract: People react to Edward Snowden and his national security disclosures in radically…
  • Apr 24

    Gluck on Congress as the Source of Federalism

    Gluck on Congress as the Source of Federalism
    Abbe R. Gluck (Yale Law School) has posted Federalism from Federal Statutes: Health Reform, Medicaid, and the Old-Fashioned Federalists’ Gamble (The Health Care Case (Persily et al. eds.) 2013, Fordham Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 4, 2013) on…
  • Apr 24

    Poggi on Villa on Legal Interpretation

    Poggi on Villa on Legal Interpretation
    Francesca Poggi (University of Milan) has posted Contextualism, But Not Enough. A Brief Note on Villa's Theory of Legal Interpretation (Revus 17 | 2012. 55-65) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay examines the pragmatically oriented…
Rank this Week: 5

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 23

    Georgia governor signs bill expanding gun carry right

    Georgia governor signs bill expanding gun carry right
    [JURIST] Georgia Governor Nathan Deal [official website] on Wednesday signed into law [press release] a bill [HB 60] that allows licensed gun owners to carry firearms into many public places, including bars, schools, and certain government…
  • Apr 23

    Brazil senate approves Internet privacy bill

    Brazil senate approves Internet privacy bill
    [JURIST] The Senate of Brazil [official website, in Portuguese] on Tuesday passed a bill [press release, in Portuguese] that puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in the country. The law [materials, in…
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court hears arguments on IRS summons, contaminated well water

    Supreme Court hears arguments on IRS summons, contaminated well water
    [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Wednesday. In United States v. Clarke [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments on whether an unsupported allegation that the…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 7

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 23

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving
    The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors need proof a driver was impaired by his consumption of marijuana to convict of drugged driving. The presence of THC metabolites in the driver's blood is not enough. The opinion,…
  • Apr 23

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender
    On Monday, the Justice Department announced it would soon be implementing new and broader criteria for drug offenders seeking clemency. Today, the Justice Department announced the new criteria. It is a welcome sea change: The…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    It's time for El Capo. How will he escape the guerrillas in Colombia? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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/
  • Apr 22

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)
    This video is misleading. This organization DOES NOT make children any safer from criminals, they only come in after the fact to help find the person dead or alive. That is a big difference! They say they help prevent and solve crimes. How…
  • Apr 22

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too
    Original Article 04/19/2014 As president of a national organization that advocates for the families of sex offender registrants, I take exception to the following insensitive statement made by Rep. Genise Montecillo in the article: "Most…
  • Apr 20

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim
    Original Article 04/15/2014 SEQUIM - Terror turned to outrage at a local park when parents realized a child kidnapping that played out before their eyes was actually faked -- just to make a video. On any given day, parents and their kids…
Rank this Week: 10

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 11

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 12

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: 13

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 24

    Immigrant of the Day Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful person of 2014

    Immigrant of the Day Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful person of 2014
    A previous Immigrant of the Day, Lupita Nyong'o was honored with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a slave in The "12 Years a Slave." Further demonstrating that Nyong'o has truly made it, People magazine…
  • Apr 23

    Immigration Enforcement Policy: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    Immigration Enforcement Policy: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Guest blogger: Tiffany Lam, second-year law student, University of San Francisco This is a tragic case of violence and fear in McAllen, Texas. Mely Saldana’s 15-year-old son got into an argument with his stepdad over what channel to watch…
  • Apr 23

    FAMILY VIOLENCE LITIGATION & IMMIGRATION PROJECT FELLOW

    FAMILY VIOLENCE LITIGATION & IMMIGRATION PROJECT FELLOW
    Albany Law School’s Law Clinic & Justice Center seeks a Fellow to provide legal advocacy services to Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project clients and perform other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts.…
Rank this Week: 14

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Final Crisp & Cole Defendant Guilty of $30M Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Final Crisp & Cole Defendant Guilty of $30M Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Julie Dianne Farmer, 45, Bakersfield, California, was convicted by a federal jury finding her guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud, and two counts each of mail fraud and wire fraud. The charges stem from her…
  • Apr 23

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback
    Nsane Phanuel Ligate, 42, Ashburn, Virginia, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the purchase of two properties located on North Patterson Park Avenue,…
  • Apr 22

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false statements in loan applications and make false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Apr 23

    Kahn v. M&F Worldwide

    Kahn v. M&F Worldwide
    Let me begin by thanking Gordon Smith and the other organizers of the Conglomerate for inviting me to guest-blog here...
  • Apr 22

    Welcome Guest Blogger Robert Miller

    Welcome Guest Blogger Robert Miller
    After a delay caused by the well-publicized attack on Typepad, Robert Miller is poised to begin guest blogging. Robert is...
  • Apr 17

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation
    Dealbook has reprinted a series of tweets by Marc Andreessen explaining the sometimes lofty valuations of acquisitions in the tech...
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Apr 24

    Northwestern Football Union Vote this Week

    Northwestern Football Union Vote this Week
    The scholarship players for Northwestern's football team will be voting Friday whether to unionize. As the NY Times reports, Northwestern has been fighting hard for the players to vote against the union. Many readers will recognize these…
  • Apr 24

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup
    Some recent labor & employment law issues in the news: The lone holdout among major U.S. airlines has now joined the club. Pilots for JetBlue just voted by almost 75% to unionize. The case against Apple, Google, and other Silicon...
  • Apr 23

    Who Counts as Black?

    Who Counts as Black?
    The Sixth Circuit just handed a resounding defeat to the EEOC in its disparate impact challenge to Kaplan Higher Education Corp.'s use of credit history to select employees, including those who will have access to student financial…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Apr 24

    THIS IS REALLY SICK

    THIS IS REALLY SICK
    After the Superintendent of the Maine-Endwell Central School District denied her request for two days off, teacher A. Castle still opted to go to the Dominican Republic for a "well-planned" vacation (and claimed the time as "family sick"…
  • Apr 23

    THAT GUY IS LUNCH

    THAT GUY IS LUNCH
    Julio the Octopus devours a fan. @ Marlins Park
  • Apr 23

    PREPPING CERVICHE

    PREPPING CERVICHE
    Chef Joseph Garsia @ RAYMI
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/
  • Apr 24

    Supreme Court Rules Banning Affirmative Action is Constitutional

    Supreme Court Rules Banning Affirmative Action is Constitutional
    In 2006, Michigan voters banned affirmative action with the intention of ridding the state of racial preferences. On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court upheld states rights to decide to use race as a factor in college admissions. The…
  • Apr 24

    Constitutionality of the “Parsonage Exclusion” Challenged

    Constitutionality of the “Parsonage Exclusion” Challenged
    The constitutionality of the “parsonage exclusion” is currently before the Seventh Circuit. Amicus briefs are flooding in and strong opinions are being expressed for both sides. The income tax exemption that excludes housing allowances…
  • Apr 24

    Stetson Law Sponsors Webinar -- Fundamentals of Special Needs Trusts Administration

    Stetson Law Sponsors Webinar -- Fundamentals of Special Needs Trusts Administration
    Join nationally known leaders Craig C. Reaves, Robert B. Fleming, and Mary Alice Jackson in this timely and important webinar as they address challenging SNT administrative issues faced by trustees, attorneys, financial planners and money…
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/
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/
  • Apr 24

    The American Presidency and the Need for Reform

    The American Presidency and the Need for Reform
    If electing a single executive from one party compromises principles of representation, promotes partisan conflict, and encourages poor decision making, we should give serious consideration to ways in which executive power in the United…
  • Apr 23

    CFP: Seventh Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop

    CFP: Seventh Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop
    The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop on October 10-11, 2014. The workshop pairs a senior scholar with a panel of junior scholars presenting works-in-progress. Confirmed…
  • Apr 23

    JOTWELL: Effron on Glover on happenstantial federalism

    JOTWELL: Effron on Glover on happenstantial federalism
    The latest essay for JOTWELL's Courts Law comes from Robin Effron (Brooklyn), reviewing J. Maria Glover's Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Class Actions in Multi-District…
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
  • Apr 23

    Apr. 24 Colloquia/Workshop

    Apr. 24 Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Anton Burkov (Kennan Institute) presents Strategic Litigation: Bringing the European Convention for Human Rights to Russia – paper is not publicly available
  • Apr 22

    Apr. 23 Colloquia/Workshop

    Apr. 23 Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty Lawrence Katz (Harvard University) presents Neighborhoods vs. Schools – paper is not publicly available University of Wisconsin-Madison Asifa Quraishi-Landes (University…
  • Apr 22

    Research Design for Causal Inference—Chicago, IL, and Durham, NC

    Research Design for Causal Inference—Chicago, IL, and Durham, NC
    Northwestern University School of Law and Duke University School of Law are holding two workshops on Research Design for Causal Inference this year: Main workshop: Monday – Friday, July 7-11, 2014, at Northwestern Advanced workshop:…
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/
  • Apr 24

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Reverses Course

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Reverses Course
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling in Lockett & Warner v. Evans is available in Adobe .pdf format; also available, a dissent concurring in result by Justice Taylor. "Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Death-Row Inmates' Claims," is the AP…
  • Apr 23

    More on the Ohio Study Commission Report & Recommendation

    More on the Ohio Study Commission Report & Recommendation
    The Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio State Bar Association Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio's Death Penalty has issued a draft of its Final Report and Recommendations. A group of prosecutors have also released a...
  • Apr 23

    Arizona Death Penalty Expansion Legislation Goes to Governor

    Arizona Death Penalty Expansion Legislation Goes to Governor
    "Bill making smugglers eligible for death passes in Arizona," is the AP report, via KTAR-FM. The Arizona Legislature has approved a bill that could make human smugglers convicted of murder eligible for the death penalty, sending it to Gov.…
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/
  • Apr 22

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!
    With Easter now over, we begin another sacred event: the four day working week. To ease you into it, here is a trio of anti-piracy titbits of news and entertainment.Pipcu prevails, pirates panicPipcu – The City of London Police…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Titivation

    Tuesday Titivation
    This Kat is not used to writing the multi-issue blogposts that are such a speciality of our dear blogmeister.  However, a few things have arrived in his inbox while he was engaged in his Easter aestivation, which are unrelated to each…
  • Apr 18

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?
    A few days have passed since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Case C-435/12 ACI Adam [here], ruling that Article 5(2)(b) of the InfoSoc Directive, read in conjunction with paragraph 5 of the…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 24

    Stress Management for Law Students (From a Recent Grad)

    Stress Management for Law Students (From a Recent Grad)
    Alexandra Kozlov graduated from the Queen’s Faculty of Law in 2012 and articled with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeal Tribunal We all know what law school stress looks like. Come exam time, we see its physical manifestations:…
  • Apr 24

    Business Trademarks May Be Displayed in Quebec in a Language Other Than French

    Business Trademarks May Be Displayed in Quebec in a Language Other Than French
    On April 9, 2014, the Quebec Superior Court ruled that businesses in the province of Quebec may continue to display their trademarks on public signs outside their premises in a language other than French if no French version of the trademark…
  • Apr 24

    Online Dispute Resolution, Courts and Tribunals: What Are the Threshhold Issues?

    Online Dispute Resolution, Courts and Tribunals: What Are the Threshhold Issues?
    Many people are only starting to get used to the idea of ODR – Online Dispute Resolution. ODR uses increasingly familiar things, like online communication and information sharing, and uses the internet to combine them with dispute…
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/
  • Apr 24

    More Typepad hiccup

    More Typepad hiccup
    Starting last Friday, Typepad (the blog service I use) has been having some problems due to DOS attacks by cyber-miscreants. Fortunately, this blog has remained on-line almost the whole time (some other blogs that use Typepad disappeared for…
  • Apr 24

    Americans want philosophy and the liberal arts...

    Americans want philosophy and the liberal arts...
    ...according to a new study of popular attitudes about higher education.
  • Apr 24

    "Hope and optimism?"

    "Hope and optimism?"
    $4.5 million worth! Project leaders are Cornell's Andrew Chignell and Notre Dame's Samuel Newlands.
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

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Ad targets South Carolina politician for his work as criminal defense counsel

    Ad targets South Carolina politician for his work as criminal defense counsel
    At the Volokh site, Jonathan Adler critcizes an attack ad by the Republican Governor's Association that focuses on a political candidate's work as criminal defense counsel. News story here. I have gone back and forth about posting the ad…
  • Apr 24

    "State Bar trying again to expand enforcement powers"

    "State Bar trying again to expand enforcement powers"
    Dan Walters, at the Sacramento Bee, has this story. (h/t: KafkaEsq, where David Carr offers analysis.) Excerpt from Walters: The State Bar is something of an odd duck – a quasi-private, quasi-public entity that simultaneously regulates…
  • Apr 23

    W. Bradley Wendel, "In Search of Core Values"

    W. Bradley Wendel, "In Search of Core Values"
    Article. Abstract: A consensus appears to have emerged among American lawyers that globalization and information technology are transforming the practice of law in fundamental ways. In particular, non-lawyers are increasingly involved in what…
Rank this Week: 33

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
  • Apr 24

    “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Vote No.”

    “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Vote No.”
    According to The New York Times, that’s the message that Northwestern is sending to its football players, who vote Friday on whether to form a union.  While the University and its boosters are not doing anything improper in…
  • Apr 23

    Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 4

    Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 4
        CARDOZO LAW REVIEW VOLUME 35  APRIL 2014  NUMBER 4Copyright © 2014 by Yeshiva UniversityAll rights reservedCONTENTSArticlesTesting the Boundaries of Family Privacy: The Special Case of Pediatric Sibling…
  • Apr 23

    FAN .12 (First Amendment News) — Red Lion Revisited?

    FAN .12 (First Amendment News) — Red Lion Revisited?
    More than a quarter-century ago, Professor Laurence Tribe declared: “The first amendment’s sweeping guarantees have been most compromised in the realm of the most modern medium: electronic broadcasting.” (American…
Rank this Week: 34

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 23

    Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA

    Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA
    “Illegal and unreported catches represented 20–32% by weight of wild-caught seafood imported to the USA in 2011, as determined from robust estimates, including uncertainty, of illegal and unreported fishing activities in the…
  • Apr 23

    New Website Helps Vets Manage Benefits, Apply for Loan

    New Website Helps Vets Manage Benefits, Apply for Loan
    “eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers: A personalized workspace called…
  • Apr 23

    Go back in time with Street View

    Go back in time with Street View
    Google Official Blog: “If you’ve ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now’s your chance. Starting today, you can travel to the past to see how a place has changed over the years by exploring Street View…
Rank this Week: 35

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Argument analysis: Was Congress more “legally sophisticated” than the Justices when it overrode state limitations on lawsuits for toxic exposure?

    Argument analysis: Was Congress more “legally sophisticated” than the Justices when it overrode state limitations on lawsuits for toxic exposure?
    Was Congress legally sophisticated enough to distinguish between “statutes of limitations” and “statutes of repose” when it amended the “Superfund” legislation (known as CERCLA) in 1986?  At the oral…
  • Apr 24

    Opinion analysis: Extending limitations on habeas relief

    Opinion analysis: Extending limitations on habeas relief
    On Wednesday, in White v. Woodall, the Court reversed a grant of habeas relief by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Woodall’s underlying claim concerned the state trial court’s refusal to accommodate his…
  • Apr 24

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Yesterday the Court issued decisions in two cases:  Paroline v. United States, involving restitution for victims of child pornography; and White v. Woodall, a habeas case.  Lyle Denniston covered the decision in Paroline for us;…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Apr 23

    Can You Scare a Man to Death? New Opinion | Kassem v. Gaddy

    Can You Scare a Man to Death? New Opinion | Kassem v. Gaddy
    In Kassem v. Gaddy, the Michigan Court of Appeals was faced with a simple question: can you scare a man to death? Facts of Kassem This is an odd case.  An 85 year-old man crashed into the back of a tractor trailer.   It sounds like…
  • Apr 22

    Baltimore Lead Paint Verdict Affirmed by Maryland High Court

    Baltimore Lead Paint Verdict Affirmed by Maryland High Court
    The Maryland Court of Appeals just affirmed a lead paint verdict against the Baltimore Housing Authority.  This is yet another case where a governmental entity sought refuge of the Local Government Tort Claims Act.   Thankfully, the…
  • Apr 1

    Why Tiger Woods Back Surgery Is Bad News for Personal Injury Victim

    Why Tiger Woods Back Surgery Is Bad News for Personal Injury Victim
    Tiger Woods announced today that he has undergone successful back surgery and expects to be back playing golf this summer.  Good for him. This is bad news for golf fans who passionately root for or against Tiger.  But it is also bad…
Rank this Week: 37

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: 38

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 23

    Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill

    Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill
    It started innocuously enough with the House of Commons Committee on Industry, Science and Technology releasing its long-awaited report on intellectual property in Canada in March 2013. The report included a recommendation that Canada…
  • Apr 16

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing
    As I noted in a post yesterday, Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions.…
  • Apr 15

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Dealing

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Dealing
    Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions. I have several posts planned about…
Rank this Week: 39

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 23

    HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon

    HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon
    Amazon and HBO have signed a licensing deal to make HBO programming available exclusively on Amazon Prime beginning May 21st. Among the popular shows slated for release on Amazon Prime and Amazon Fire TV: Veep, The Newsroom, and Girls.…
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Apr 22

    A Fishy SOX Case

    A Fishy SOX Case
    18 U.S.C. § 1519, known as the “anti-shredding provision” of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, makes it a crime for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record,…
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case
    DOJ reports their first ever extradiction on an Antitrust charge. (see here). The accused is charged with violating the Sherman Act. The company where the excutive had worked was in Italy, but the arrest and extradition was from Germany.…
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Apr 23

    Will we see the death of traditional media for law firm influence?

    Will we see the death of traditional media for law firm influence?
    Politico’s media blogger, Dylan Byers (@dylanbyers), is predicting the death of the Sunday morning news shows that for decades have set the tone in American politics. The public affairs shows — “Meet the Press,”…
  • Apr 23

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Trial Tattoo, Stolen Laptops, POM at SCOTUS

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Trial Tattoo, Stolen Laptops, POM at SCOTUS
    Authoring a good and tasteful personal injury blog shouldn’t be that hard to do—and yet, it seems, it is for some. Though, not for Idaho attorney James Bendell. He has a funny post today involving a tattoo someone would really…
  • Apr 22

    Your new Twitter profile is available and waiting

    Your new Twitter profile is available and waiting
    Logging into Twitter on your desktop you’ll be prompted to begin using the new Twitter profile. Twitter has been rolling the new profiles to select users over the last month plus. Today, the new web profile experience is being…
Rank this Week: 42

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
Rank this Week: 43

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 23

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt
    A feature of recent American Society of International Law meetings has been IntLawGrrls’ group photo – a group that expands with every passing year. The 2014 edition above was made at the close of the WILIG luncheon at which 3…
  • Apr 21

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law
    On this day, in 1954, the Convention on the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) signed 28.07.1951, entered into force. Incorporating fundamental norms regarding who is a refugee, and setting out the rights and responsibilities of…
  • Apr 21

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has recently been thrust in the news in light of recent events in Ukraine, has had a productive spring.  The Organization, founded in 1975 out of a conference in…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Apr 21

    Jotwell Conference

    Jotwell Conference
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
Rank this Week: 45