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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/
  • Dec 26

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio, Interview With Edward Kleinbard Bloomberg, Ingersoll-Rand Cleared for U.S. Contracts Despite Inversion Bloomberg, Republicans Block Reappointment of CBO Chief Doug Elmendorf Conversable…
  • Dec 26

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    ABA Journal, Cooley Law School Seeks to Sell a Building in Downtown Lansing Huffington Post, Three Reasons Why Lawyers Are Miserable Iowa Gazette, University of Iowa's New One-year Masters in Law Study Degree Good for Admissions The Nation,…
  • Dec 26

    Chicago (22%), Philadelphia (35%) Law Schools Suffer Large Enrollment Decline

    Chicago (22%), Philadelphia (35%) Law Schools Suffer Large Enrollment Decline
    Crain's Chicago Business, Chicago Law Schools See First-Year Enrollment Shrink: Philadelphia Business Journal, Local Law School First-Year Enrollment Down 35 Percent Since Recession: The six local law schools have seen first-year enrollment…
Rank this Week: 2

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 3

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: 4

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Dec 26

    ISIS and the Jordanian Pilot Hostage

    ISIS and the Jordanian Pilot Hostage
    The father of 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh, the Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS, has issued a plea for his return. "I direct a message to our generous brothers of the Islamic State in Syria: to host my son, the pilot Mu'ath, with…
  • Dec 26

    Indian Police: Shami Witness Just a Cheerleader

    Indian Police: Shami Witness Just a Cheerleader
    Indian police, with the help of Twitter, have now gone through Shami Witness' (Mehdi Masroor Biswas)list of 17,000 plus followers and his tweets. What have they found? Sources privy to the investigation, meanwhile, admitted that sleuths…
  • Dec 25

    Christmas Day Open Thread

    Christmas Day Open Thread
    Merry Christmas, everyone. Enjoy the day and your time with your families and friends. Regardless of your religion, Christmas is a special holiday. A big snowstorm just arrived here. I'm staying in, listening to KSPN Aspen on my Sonos,…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Dec 26

    Sepinwall on Hobby Lobby

    Sepinwall on Hobby Lobby
    Amy Sepinwall has posted Conscience and Complicity: Assessing Pleas for Religious Exemptions in Hobby Lobby's Wake (University of Chicago Law Review 82.4 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the paradigmatic case of conscientious…
  • Dec 26

    Kagan on Speaker Discrimination

    Kagan on Speaker Discrimination
    Michael Kagan (University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law) has posted Speaker Discrimination: The Next Frontier of Free Speech on the Internet. Here is the abstract: Citizens United v. FEC articulated a new pillar of...
  • Dec 26

    Pettys on the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study of In-Group Bias in Free Expression Case

    Pettys on the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study of In-Group Bias in Free Expression Case
    Todd E. Pettys (University of Iowa College of Law) has posted Free Expression, In-Group Bias, and the Court's Conservatives: A Critique of the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study on the Internet. Here is the abstract: In a recent, widely publicized…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    'Sextortion': Online blackmail of men

    'Sextortion': Online blackmail of men
    SextortionIsn't it ironic that when the average citizen does it, it's a crime, but when the police do it for so called "sex stings", it's then magically ok? Video Description: Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim…
  • Nov 5

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry
    Video Description: Anyone convicted of a crime involving sex may be put on a public registry. At a conference on sex offender laws Vicky Henry, president of Women Against the Registry (WAR), tells of the horrendous consequences of the…
  • Nov 5

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say
    Original Article 10/17/2014 By Puck Lo Frank Lindsay, 62, is a father, small-business owner and avid surfer. He’s also one of 105,000 people in California — and 760,000 nationally — listed as a sex offender. In accordance…
Rank this Week: 7

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 24

    Businessman Admits Defrauding Bank Regulators to Obtain TARP Fund

    Businessman Admits Defrauding Bank Regulators to Obtain TARP Fund
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Wilbur Anthony Huff, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges admitting that he engaged in a scheme to prevent Park Avenue Bank, New York, New York, from being designated as “undercapitalized” by…
  • Dec 24

    Real Estate Developer Sent to Prison for Ripping Off Investor

    Real Estate Developer Sent to Prison for Ripping Off Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Brian McCloskey, 42, Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to 41 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to commit wire fraud arising from…
  • Dec 23

    Woman Indicted for Stealing Money from Elderly Real Estate Investor

    Woman Indicted for Stealing Money from Elderly Real Estate Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Crystal Perkins, 32, Mansfield, Ohio, has been indicted for defrauding an 82-year-old man of more than $50,000 in an alleged real estate investment scam. A Richland County Grand Jury indicted Perkins on two counts of…
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/
  • Dec 26

    [Ilya Somin] Libertarianism, conservatism, and judicial review

    [Ilya Somin] Libertarianism, conservatism, and judicial review
    In a thoughtful recent post, conservative political theorist Peter Lawler comments on my review of Damon Root’s new book on the conservative-libertarian debate over judicial review. Lawler argues that libertarians overemphasize the role…
  • Dec 26

    [Eugene Volokh] Self-defense is a constitutional right

    [Eugene Volokh] Self-defense is a constitutional right
    So holds State v. Hull (Wash. Ct. App. Dec. 17, 2014) (nonprecedential), in an interesting and pretty detailed opinion. Generally speaking, courts rarely have to decide whether there is a constitutional right to self-defense, since all states…
  • Dec 25

    [Ilya Somin] Why political arguments ruin family holiday partie

    [Ilya Somin] Why political arguments ruin family holiday partie
    Trevor Burrus has an interesting article at Reason that helps explain the common phenonemon of unpleasant political arguments at family gatherings over the holiday season: Politics makes us worse—and at no time more so than around the…
Rank this Week: 9

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Dec 26

    Facebook must face lawsuit alleging violation of privacy

    Facebook must face lawsuit alleging violation of privacy
    [JURIST] Facebook failed in its attempt to dismiss [order, PDF] a lawsuit that claims it scans users' private messages for the names of websites and adds "likes" for the users to each website for targeted advertising purposes. The original…
  • Dec 26

    North Carolina AG to appeal abortion law ruling

    North Carolina AG to appeal abortion law ruling
    [JURIST] North Carolina's Attorney General (AG) Roy Cooper [official website] announced Friday that he plans to appeal a recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] that struck down [JURIST report] the…
  • Dec 26

    South Carolina lawmakers propose bill to pay college athlete

    South Carolina lawmakers propose bill to pay college athlete
    [JURIST] A bill (S.171) [text] that has been pre-filed in the South Carolina Senate [official website] would make certain state colleges pay their student basketball and football players if the bill becomes law. The bill was proposed December…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Dec 19

    Christmas Break

    Christmas Break
    There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closure period which starts at 2pm on 19th December. We will resume posting on 5th January 2014. We would like to thank all our readers for their continued support, and…
  • Dec 19

    Government to create new domestic abuse offence – Home Office

    Government to create new domestic abuse offence – Home Office
    ‘Home Secretary sets out new law to criminalise coercive and controlling behaviour.’ Full story Home Office, 18th December 2014 Source: www.gov.uk/home-office
  • Dec 19

    Charities in front seat of new reoffending drive – Ministry of Justice

    Charities in front seat of new reoffending drive – Ministry of Justice
    ‘The government fired the starting gun today [18 December] on making key reforms to the way ex-offenders are looked after in the community, in an effort to tackle stubbornly high reoffending rates in England and Wales.’ Full story…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 12

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: 13

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 26

    Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugee

    Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugee
    NPR ran an upbeat story on immigration appropriate to the holdiay season. While recent headlines have focused on the kinds of stories that make the U.S. sound wary of immigrants — border security, strict new state laws, failed national…
  • Dec 25

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!
  • Dec 25

    Families In Detention This Christma

    Families In Detention This Christma
    Karnes Civil Detention Center by San Antonio Press News Many of our readers will spend today with their family and friends - sharing presents, food, and fellowship. Many migrant families will be spending this day in detention facilities in…
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/
  • Dec 23

    CFP: Law and Entrepreneurship Association

    CFP: Law and Entrepreneurship Association
    March 21, 2015 University of Georgia School of Law, Athens GA The ninth annual meeting of the Law and Entrepreneurship...
  • Dec 17

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen
    The Times reports: The billionaire investor, who managed to fend off a criminal insider trading investigation of himself, if not...
  • Dec 16

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?
    So, readers here know that I go to the movies a lot. A lot. I really like movies, and movies...
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/
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.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/
  • Dec 26

    Irish Court Holds Patient Can Be Taken Off Life Support

    Irish Court Holds Patient Can Be Taken Off Life Support
    Today, Ireland’s High Court ruled doctors could withdraw life support in the case of a clinically dead woman who is 18 weeks pregnant as there is no “reasonable prospect” her unborn child will survive. Earlier this week the court…
  • Dec 26

    Long Lost Beat-Era Letter Saga Continue

    Long Lost Beat-Era Letter Saga Continue
    I have previously discussed the custody battle over a long-lost letter to Beat generation author Jack Kerouac from his driving character, Neal Cassady. The latest subplot in this ongoing conflict is a Florida law firm’s decision to file a…
  • Dec 26

    Judge Vacates Divorce Between Same-Sex Marriage Couple

    Judge Vacates Divorce Between Same-Sex Marriage Couple
    An Ohio judge who mistakenly approved a divorce between two women was forced to vacate his decision since their marriage is not recognized under state law. Brenda Mohney and Erin O’Leary married in California in 2008, but only Mohney…
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/
  • Dec 26

    Top Dozen Church-State and Religious Liberty Developments In 2014

    Top Dozen Church-State and Religious Liberty Developments In 2014
    Each year in December, I attempt to highlight the most important  Church-State and Religious Liberty Developments of the past year.  Usually I identify the top ten stories.  This year however was so full of important…
  • Dec 26

    Employment Discrimination Claim Filed By Muslims Against Hertz In Minneapoli

    Employment Discrimination Claim Filed By Muslims Against Hertz In Minneapoli
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports on an employment discrimination lawsuit filed Tuesday against Hertz Corp. by five Somali-American Muslims and an Ethiopian Muslim, all of whom were fired in 2007 from their jobs cleaning and servicing…
  • Dec 26

    Jehovah's Witness Title VII Claim Survives Summary Judgment Motion

    Jehovah's Witness Title VII Claim Survives Summary Judgment Motion
    In Shepherd v. Gannondale, (WD PA, Dec. 22, 2014), a Pennsylvania federal district court refused to grant summary judgment to defendant, a Catholic residential care facility, in a suit by a former employee, a Jehovah's Witness, alleging…
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/
  • Dec 26

    Robert Howse, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace

    Robert Howse, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace
    Happy holidays to all. If you have an Amazon or Barnes & Noble or what-have-you book certificate lying around from the holidays, I'm happy to recommend a new-ish book by our friend and occasional Prawfsblawgger (and one of my former…
  • Dec 23

    Teaching emotionally charged subjects, ctd.

    Teaching emotionally charged subjects, ctd.
    The conversation, promptly most prominently by Jeannie Suk's New Yorker piece, is turning to trigger warnings, at least according to this piece from Slate/Inside Higher Ed. Shorter version from most of the people interviewed: "Of course…
  • Dec 23

    Eye of the Beholder

    Eye of the Beholder
    Historically, case law has been hesitant to define what constitutes “art.” However, with respect to what constitutes “pornography,” we all know the infamous Supreme Court line, “I know it when I see it,” as well as the discussion…
Rank this Week: 24

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

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

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

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

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

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

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    A personal thank-you.  This Kat was overwhelmed yesterday by the large number of kind messages sent to him as custodian of this weblog, from people wishing the blog and its team a happy 2015 to those asking for "more of the same" and…
  • Dec 26

    If China turns inwards on technology, will IP be far behind?

    If China turns inwards on technology, will IP be far behind?
    One word can be said to describe the position of the West to technology transfer and hi-tech sales to China—ambivalence. On the one hand, leading Western hi-tech companies continue to salivate at the prospect of selling their wares to…
  • Dec 25

    Endoscope and remedial scope: inside view of an application for summary judgment

    Endoscope and remedial scope: inside view of an application for summary judgment
    "They don't like it up'em!" was the famous line delivered by Corporal Jones (right) in the popular BBC television comedy Dad's Army (here and here).  Jonesy's refrain was referring to bayonets but nowadays, when most folk rarely…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 26

    The Friday Fillip: Boxing Day and Hard Time

    The Friday Fillip: Boxing Day and Hard Time
    It’s Boxing Day. The name is of uncertain origin but one thing seems clear about the day: there’s a tradition attached to it, in Europe at least, of giving to those less fortunate. This is good. More so these days, perhaps,…
  • Dec 24

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?
    What do you want? Yes, that’s a pretty big question for lawyers since most would start by explaining… “That depends…” I think Forbes contributor, Bruce Kasanoff who ghostwrites articles for entrepreneurs,…
  • Dec 23

    Law Reform E-Publishing

    Law Reform E-Publishing
    “The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) will be moving to full electronic publication of its reports in 2015.” My perspective: like every other piece of born and solely digital legal information, law librarians will figure out…
Rank this Week: 29

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Hickenlooper v. Kerr 14-460 Issue: (1) Whether, after this Court’s decision in New York v. United States, plaintiffs’ claims that Colorado’s government is not republican in form remain…
  • Dec 23

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Dahlia Lithwick (Part six)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Dahlia Lithwick (Part six)
    Whether a vision of the Court might affect coverage; facing new questions of identity and gender, three Justices who are women and the Court reflecting a larger social anxiety; the “Roberts Court”; and how the Court can be more…
  • Dec 23

    SCOTUS for law students: Financing judicial election

    SCOTUS for law students: Financing judicial election
    The Supreme Court has stepped into the center of a divisive issue: whether, consistent with the First Amendment, states that elect some or all of their judges may prohibit the candidates from directly soliciting campaign funds. The case of…
Rank this Week: 30

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 31

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: 32

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: 33

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/
  • Dec 26

    End of the year blogging

    End of the year blogging
    Sorry for the relative paucity of new postings, between Xmas and other holiday activites, plus the fact that classes resume January 5, and several paper deadlines, I've been mostly off-line, as I know many others are at this time of...
  • Dec 26

    Your FBI at work...

    Your FBI at work...
    ...with the help of Ayn Rand. (Thanks to Michael Swanson for the pointer.)
  • Dec 26

    Learning from faculty with practical experience...

    Learning from faculty with practical experience...
    ...at George Mason. (Thanks to Phil Gasper for the pointer.)
Rank this Week: 34

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 26

    New CPI Estimation System To Be Introduced

    New CPI Estimation System To Be Introduced
    “Effective with the release of the January 2015 CPI on February 26, 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will utilize a new estimation system for the Consumer Price Index. The new estimation system, the first major improvement to…
  • Dec 26

    2014 Bot Traffic Report

    2014 Bot Traffic Report
    “As Incapsula’s prior annual reports have shown, bots are the Internet’s silent majority. Behind the scenes, billions of these software agents shape our web experience by influencing the way we learn, trade, work, let loose,…
  • Dec 26

    International Debt Statistics 2015

    International Debt Statistics 2015
    World Bank – “The 2015 edition of International Debt Statistics (IDS) has just been released. IDS 2015 draws from comprehensive databases of debt statistics collected from 124 low- and middle-income countries, as well as quarterly…
Rank this Week: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 25

    A New Publication On French Copyright Law

    A New Publication On French Copyright Law
    Of interest: a new publication by Brad Spitz, The Guide to Copyright in France. Business, Internet, and Litigation (Wolters, Kluwer, 2014).
  • Dec 19

    Scots Wha' Hae!

    Scots Wha' Hae!
    From across the pond, news that a tuxedo cat is striking a blow for feline rights. Jordan, a media-savvy (read his thoughts on life, the Universe and everything here on his Facebook page here) and intellectually curious kitty who lives...
  • Dec 18

    Keep Watching the Skies!

    Keep Watching the Skies!
    Timothy M. Ravich, University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs, is publishing Commercial Drones and the Phantom Menace in the Journal of International Media and Entertainmental Law. Here is the abstract. Unmanned…
Rank this Week: 36

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
  • Dec 26

    3D Printing Helps Yale Student Create Beer Bottle Pipe Organ?

    3D Printing Helps Yale Student Create Beer Bottle Pipe Organ?
    Apparently, a Yale student has used 3D printing to create a beer bottle keyboard. Blowing across the top of a bottle to create sounds it not new. This student created a keyboard “of 12 beer bottles, which are set up in 2 rows, one…
  • Dec 24

    CIV!!! Or How Simulations May Help Government and Personal Choice

    CIV!!! Or How Simulations May Help Government and Personal Choice
    Could Civilization and the SIMs be part of a better informed future? I loved Civilization and played way too many hours of it in college. Turns out that the Colombian government has developed “computer games which are designed to teach…
  • Dec 24

    Walmart versus Apple aka Revenue versus Profit

    Walmart versus Apple aka Revenue versus Profit
    Which business would you want to be? The Economist Espresso reports that Walmart takes “about 65 seconds to collect $1m in revenue,” but Apple needs “very nearly three minutes.” Looks like Walmart is where the money…
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/
  • Dec 23

    "When, if ever, should law clerks betray their bosses?"

    "When, if ever, should law clerks betray their bosses?"
    Will Baude, at Volokh, discusses a new novel about a law clerk who is asked by her judge not to reveal a jurisdictional defect. Baude uses 5.3 to analyze the issues. As I recall, the Federal Judicial Center discusses the...
  • Dec 23

    David Freeman Engstrom, "Private Enforcement's Pathways: Lessons from Qui Tam Litigation"

    David Freeman Engstrom, "Private Enforcement's Pathways: Lessons from Qui Tam Litigation"
    Article. Abstract: How does making law through private lawsuits differ from making law by other means? That question is especially important where legislators deputize “private attorneys general” as statutory enforcers, from…
  • Dec 21

    ABA Ethics 20/20 Changes Are Reviewed by NY State Bar Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct

    ABA Ethics 20/20 Changes Are Reviewed by NY State Bar Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct
    The New York State Bar Association's Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct ("COSAC") has finished reviewing the Ethics 20/20 changes to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and has sent a 44-page report to the NY State Bar's…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Dec 26

    2015 to mark the end of content marketing?

    2015 to mark the end of content marketing?
    Reflecting on what this year has wraught and what will change in the coming year I could not help but think of the volume of content. We’re deluged with content, most coming in the name of content marketing. Those producing all the…
  • Dec 24

    Twitter now tells you if anyone is listening to you

    Twitter now tells you if anyone is listening to you
    Ever wonder if anyone is listening to items you share on Twitter? As of this week, Twitter analytics are available on its iPhone app that will show you how many impressions your tweets get and chart other engagement, including retweets and…
  • Dec 24

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: A Christmas Story, 2014 Class Actions, Target Data Breach

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: A Christmas Story, 2014 Class Actions, Target Data Breach
    We close up shop on Christmas Even with one last Top 10 before a bit of a break. To get in the spirit, Randy Michels of Trademarkology has a great look at all the trademarks around A Christmas Story. Total posts on the LexBlog Network today:…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 22

    Thawing of US-Cuba Relations: What to Expect Next?

    Thawing of US-Cuba Relations: What to Expect Next?
    On February 17, 2014, President Obama announced significant changes to U.S. foreign relations with Cuba. As noted in another ILG post by Margaret Spicer, these changes reflect a new policy at the level of the U.S. Executive (the…
  • Dec 22

    “How can I face a child today knowing what I know?”: Angry plea to end violence

    “How can I face a child today knowing what I know?”: Angry plea to end violence
    It is the season of renewal, of anticipating the year to come. It is a time for revelry, but also for reflection. And reflection on this past year forces one to confront the grim reality of harms humans have wreaked upon other humans –…
  • Dec 19

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta
    See my post today on the Monkey Cage http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/12/19/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-prosecuting-heads-of-states-kenyatta-and-the-icc/ The Kenyatta decision differs from the decision to suspend the…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Dec 23

    Maryland Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated in Louisiana

    Maryland Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated in Louisiana
    All Xarelto lawsuits, including lawsuit to be filed and to be filed by Maryland residents, will be consolidated before U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana. This happened quick.  Xarelto came on to the…
  • Dec 17

    Pre-Death Pain and Suffering | Required Proof in Maryland

    Pre-Death Pain and Suffering | Required Proof in Maryland
    Many years ago, a jury awarded my partner Laura Zois’ client $4 million in a survival action claim.  The sole evidence — the SOLE evidence — presented to the jury was that the decedent said “Oh s—!”…
  • Nov 17

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals handed down an interesting opinion in Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry, reversing a half million dollar verdict.  This case is a cautionary tale for lawyers who want to get every possible thing…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Dec 24

    See You at the AALS?

    See You at the AALS?
    I’ll be chairing a panel on “Automated Decision-Making” at the AALS’s Jan 2015 conference. It’s co-sponsored by the Section on Internet and Computer Law and the Section on Defamation and Privacy. Please come by…
  • Dec 21

    My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”

    My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen thinks we are Yankee imperialist pigs? This is what my my Representative said after we normalized relations with Cuba: “We are saying to the Yankee imperialist pigs, come and own a piece of Cuba, we are for sale,…
  • Dec 19

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted
    From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance | Prof. Michael Froomkin (Audio: MP3) (Video: MP4 / OGV) I can’t thank my hosts in Heidelberg enough for the warmth of their welcome and their kindness…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Dec 22

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules for ISPs Set to Launch

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules for ISPs Set to Launch
    The longstanding debate over how Internet providers should respond to allegations of copyright infringement by their subscribers was resolved in Canada several years ago with the adoption of a "notice and notice" system. Unlike countries that…
  • Dec 22

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules Set to Launch

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules Set to Launch
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 20, 2014 as New Internet copyright rules to launch The longstanding debate over how Internet providers should respond to allegations of copyright infringement by their subscribers was resolved in…
  • Dec 15

    Government Documents Reveal Canadian Telcos Envision Surveillance-Ready Network

    Government Documents Reveal Canadian Telcos Envision Surveillance-Ready Network
    After years of failed bills, public debate, and considerable controversy, lawful access legislation received royal assent last week. Public Safety Minister Peter MacKay's Bill C-13 lumped together measures designed to combat cyberbullying…
Rank this Week: 43

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Dec 24

    How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm

    How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm
    Matt Dorfman We live in a world made of computers. Your car is a computer that drives down the freeway at 60 mph with you strapped inside. If you live or work in a modern building, computers regulate its temperature and respiration. And we're…
  • Dec 24

    8 Free Privacy Programs Worth Your Year-End Donation

    8 Free Privacy Programs Worth Your Year-End Donation
    Looking to make a year-end donation? Consider these taken-for-granted tools; they have become vital for the privacy and security of millions of people, and they could use the help. The post 8 Free Privacy Programs Worth Your Year-End…
  • Dec 23

    Experts Are Still Divided on Whether North Korea Is Behind Sony Attack

    Experts Are Still Divided on Whether North Korea Is Behind Sony Attack
    We examine the evidence for an against North Korea as the nation-state cyber attacker in the Sony case, and explore whether it's likely the U.S. was behind cutting off its internet. The post Experts Are Still Divided on Whether North Korea Is…
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
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
  • Nov 25

    Technology and theatre in a library

    Technology and theatre in a library
    When I read Where Humbert Humbert Might Whisper in Your Ear in the New York Times on a flight back to Colombo from the US, I immediately thought of doing something along the same lines in Sri Lanka to explore to what degree, post-war, we…
  • Nov 5

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought
    My work with UAVs is largely conceptual, framed by growing up in a context of war, deeply informed by having to deal with the enduring legacy of violent conflict even post-war and anchored to the inalienable yet often callously erased rights…
Rank this Week: 45