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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

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 8

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    If any of you remember my disastrous move last September when the movers set the place on fire as I was moving in, I'm glad to report that today, after five months, the flooring company arrived to begin tearing out the hardwood floors…
  • Feb 7

    Halftime Superbowl Show

    Halftime Superbowl Show
    I caught the last two songs of the Superbowl halftime show. The last song was my favorite, with Coldplay flashing photos of Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston and others, and later being joined…
  • Feb 7

    Bernie and a Political Revolution

    Bernie and a Political Revolution
    From Woodstock in 1969 to New Hampshire today... calls for revolution are always popular with the young. But as those of us who are no longer young can attest, we are still waiting for that revolution. And we'll still be waiting in 2020. …
Rank this Week: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Investment Fraud Scheme Indictment

    Investment Fraud Scheme Indictment
    Angelo Alleca, 46, Buffalo, New York, and Mark Morrow, 54, Cincinnati, Ohio, were arraigned on charges of orchestrating a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme.  The Defendants marketed several funds that were supposed…
  • Feb 2

    Hard Money Lender Convicted in Ponzi Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Convicted in Ponzi Scheme
    Thomas Franklin Tarbutton, 56, Newport Beach, California, a hard money lender, was convicted by a jury of embezzling over $3 million from investors in a Ponzi real estate-mortgage investment fraud scheme. Between 2004 and 2010, Tarbutton…
  • Feb 2

    Six Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    Six Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme
    Randy Poulson, 44, Woolwich Township, New Jersey, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for scamming distressed homeowners into giving him their houses and then soliciting fake real estate investments from private investors –…
Rank this Week: 4

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: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 7

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/
  • Feb 8

    NO DEMOLISHING & RENOVATING LENOX HILL BUILDINGS

    NO DEMOLISHING & RENOVATING LENOX HILL BUILDINGS
    Court Rejects Developer’s Attempt to Appeal Denial of Hardship Application Stahl York Avenue Company is unable to demolish and redevelop two Lenox Hill apartment buildings due to Landmark designation. On January 8, 2016, New York…
  • Feb 8

    PLEASED WITH THE FIELD?

    PLEASED WITH THE FIELD?
    At Least One Candidate Would Be Good President, 66% in U.S. Say by Andrew Dugan Story Highlights Figure is lower than it was during the 2008 and 2000 elections Republicans as likely as Democrats to say a good president…
  • Feb 8

    NEW BEETLES FOUND

    NEW BEETLES FOUND
    Twenty-four new beetle species discovered in Australian rain forests Pensoft Publishers IMAGE: Twenty-four newly discovered species of the genus Trigonopterus from Australia. view more Credit: Alexander Riedel As…
Rank this Week: 8

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: 9

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Feb 8

    [Orin Kerr] Ten weeks of public camera surveillance not a search, 6th Circuit rule

    [Orin Kerr] Ten weeks of public camera surveillance not a search, 6th Circuit rule
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has handed down a new ruling on technology and privacy. The question: If the government sets up a video camera on a public utility pole and captures 10 weeks’ worth of video of what happened…
  • Feb 8

    [Ilya Somin] The Bush family and eminent domain

    [Ilya Somin] The Bush family and eminent domain
    Finding it difficult to defend his own history of eminent domain abuse, which was came up in the most recent GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump has decided to go on the offensive by claiming that the Bush family has also benefited from…
  • Feb 8

    [David Post] Why don’t public libraries deliver?

    [David Post] Why don’t public libraries deliver?
    The Anacostia Library. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post) Over the past few months, I’ve become something of a devotee of the D.C. Public Library system. It’s pretty terrific. Their online interface (at dclibrary.org) is…
Rank this Week: 11

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 10

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Symposium: Unable to show harm, can Texas employ the Court as a political referee?

    Symposium: Unable to show harm, can Texas employ the Court as a political referee?
    Anne Egeler is Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Washington. She co-authored a cert.-stage amicus brief on behalf of Washington, fourteen other states, and the District of Columbia in support of the Obama…
  • Feb 8

    Symposium: Constitutional limits of presidential power – changing the law or enforcing it

    Symposium: Constitutional limits of presidential power – changing the law or enforcing it
    Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law. The ACLJ is planning to file an amicus brief in United States v. Texas on behalf of members of Congress and thousands of…
  • Feb 8

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    Briefly: In The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports that the announcement that Justice Sonia Sotomayor has hired the first Native Hawaiian law clerk “symbolizes a quiet quest she has…
Rank this Week: 12

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 8

    UN rights office: Syria systematically exterminating detainee

    UN rights office: Syria systematically exterminating detainee
    The Syrian government is systematically exterminating detainees, the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] reported [text, PDF] Monday. The report details [press release] that thousands of detainees…
  • Feb 8

    Maldives police arrest judge for issuing warrant for president

    Maldives police arrest judge for issuing warrant for president
    [JURIST] Maldives police arrested a judge and former prosecutor general on Sunday for issuing an arrest warrant for current president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom [official profile] without police consent. Yameen’s spokesman identified…
  • Feb 8

    Human rights commission investigating Poland changes to constitutional court

    Human rights commission investigating Poland changes to constitutional court
    The international Venice Commission, a branch of the Council of Europe [official websites], began an investigation [press release] Monday into Poland’s recent changes to its Constitutional Court [official website, in Polish]. The review…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?
    Due to an aside I delivered in class, my Administrative Law students have expressed an interest in celebrating Groundhog Day, which is Feb. 2. My initial reaction was a bit negative: How, living in Florida, can this be anything but ……
  • Jan 23

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk
    This morning I presented a short talk on the tensions between Big Data and privacy at the University of Toronto’s conference on The Future Frontiers of Online Privacy. Here, in case you care–and for the record–are my slides…
Rank this Week: 14

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Feb 5

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter
    Yesterday, President Obama visited a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. He quoted from the Islamic holy book, the Quran. And he unequivocally denounced anti-Muslim hate.
  • Feb 2

    What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girl

    What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girl
    In 1998, El Salvador outlawed abortion under any circumstances, including cases where the life or health of the woman is at risk; where pregnancies are the result of rape or incest; and in cases of severe fetal abnormalities. El…
  • Feb 1

    When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror

    When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror
    Muslim bodies have been detained, extradited, tortured, and unlawfully killed. Muslim lives have been drowned in a sea of policy and rhetoric that justifies the loss of lives as “collateral damage” in the name of protecting U.S.…
Rank this Week: 15

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law

    More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law
    2-8-16 Texas: DALLAS (AP) — A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court. While other states, including…
  • Feb 4

    Indiana Senate approves bill that would create child abuse registry

    Indiana Senate approves bill that would create child abuse registry
    2-4-16 Indiana: INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Senate has passed a bill that would create a public registry of people convicted of child abuse or neglect. The bill that would create a list similar to online sex-offender registries was…
  • Feb 2

    Statute of limitations could be eliminated for some sex crime

    Statute of limitations could be eliminated for some sex crime
    2-2-16 Mississippi: JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Sex crime victims could soon have more options to pursue charges. The amount of time that passes before they go to the cops can make a difference. It doesn't matter how severe the…
Rank this Week: 16

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    IBM loses appeal at CAFC against Intellectual Ventures on IPR2014-00180

    IBM loses appeal at CAFC against Intellectual Ventures on IPR2014-00180
    KENNETH R. ADAMO of Kirkland & Ellis LLP argued for IBM.link: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/15-1837.Rule_36_Judgment.2-5-2016.1.PDFThe IPR related to U.S. Patent No. 7,634,666 of Intellectual Ventures…
  • Feb 6

    The Los Angeles Times does CRISPR patent battle

    The Los Angeles Times does CRISPR patent battle
    The article The billion-dollar CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping science discusses the patent interference battle between Doudna and Zhang .Of some interest:Because the initial Doudna and Zhang patent filings predated the…
  • Feb 6

    Plagiarism issue in Iowa handled quite differently than at Southern Illinois University (SIU)

    Plagiarism issue in Iowa handled quite differently than at Southern Illinois University (SIU)
    A few years ago, Southern Illinois University was in the headlines concerning one case of self-plagiarism(involving a strategic plan presented to SIU copied from a plan in Texas, although the same person wrote both plans) and one case of…
Rank this Week: 17

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: 18

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
  • Feb 8

    Harry Truman and Bill of Rights–Part Two

    Harry Truman and Bill of Rights–Part Two
    To return to my theme from last week, let’s see how President Truman discussed the Bill of Rights from 1947-1952 as a way of distinguishing the United States from the Soviet Union. At a Q&A with the Association of Radio News…
  • Feb 8

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 1, Winter 2016

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 1, Winter 2016
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 1, Winter 2016 Public Law for the Twenty-First Century – special symposium issue ARTICLES Introduction: Public law for the twenty-first century David Dyzenhaus Polycentricity…
  • Feb 8

    Journal of Legal Education: Volume 65, # 3, Spring 2016

    Journal of Legal Education: Volume 65, # 3, Spring 2016
    From the Editors By Thomas D. Cobb & Kate O’Neill Articles Postgraduate Legal Training: The Case for Tax-Exempt Programs            By Adam Chodorow & Philip Hackney Dawn of the…
Rank this Week: 21

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 20

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 3

    “CDC Tells Fertile Women: Don’t Drink At All”

    “CDC Tells Fertile Women: Don’t Drink At All”
    “Women of childbearing age should avoid alcohol unless they’re using contraception, federal health officials said Tuesday, in a move to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome.” [Liz Szabo/USA Today…
  • Feb 2

    New data mandate will feed pay-gap myth

    New data mandate will feed pay-gap myth
    Cato’s Daily Podcast features Thaya Brook Knight discussing the proposal outlined in this space the other day: President Obama wants to compel many companies to begin reporting salary information to the federal government. Thaya Brook…
  • Feb 2

    February 3 roundup

    February 3 roundup
    To what extent should law schools pursue missions other than that of training lawyers to practice competently? [Ken at Popehat] Survivors of woman slain in terror attack seek $200 million from county of San Bernardino [Courthouse News] A…
Rank this Week: 22

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 26

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/
  • Feb 5

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Chipotle, WiFi, Fair Use

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Chipotle, WiFi, Fair Use
    It’s time to call it a wrap on another week. But as we do so, we wrap up as usual with one more Top 10. Though I linked to this in the other post, be sure to check out this week’s LXBN Leaders profile on the work being done by…
  • Feb 5

    Patents, Quebec Employment, Capital Markets, Estate Planning, Copyrights: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network

    Patents, Quebec Employment, Capital Markets, Estate Planning, Copyrights: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network
    Wow, it was quite the week for launches on the LexBlog Network, as we have five new publications joining us. They look great, and they’re from some very impressive firms. Let’s jump into it. First up, we have a new one from a firm…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Green Chemistry, Oil Prices, More Privacy Shield

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Green Chemistry, Oil Prices, More Privacy Shield
    Checking in a little late here, but we still have today’s Top 10. As could be expected, there’s still a lot of commentary on the Privacy Shield. Also, some great law firm marketing and management stuff today, too. Total posts on…
Rank this Week: 24

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 23

Space Politics

Space Politics

Covers space policy, new and commentary. By Jeff Foust.

http://www.spacepolitics.com
  • Sep 2

    A new chapter

    A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial…
  • Aug 28

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion…
  • Aug 27

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced…
Rank this Week: 25

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Feb 5

    The Privatization of Terrorism Blacklists Will Damage Innocent Live

    The Privatization of Terrorism Blacklists Will Damage Innocent Live
    A private service used to screen customers and clients is blacklisting thousands of people as terrorists. A private service that banks, employers, and government agencies use to screen customers and clients is blacklisting thousands of…
  • Feb 5

    The Power of Picture

    The Power of Picture
    Democracies confront their misdeeds, not conceal them. This was originally published by Time. Eric Garner’s choking death at the hands of New York City police officers might have gone largely unnoticed. His final pleas for…
  • Feb 5

    Pentagon Releases 198 Abuse Photos in Long-Running Lawsuit. What They Don’t Show Is a Bigger Story.

    Pentagon Releases 198 Abuse Photos in Long-Running Lawsuit. What They Don’t Show Is a Bigger Story.
    The Defense Department’s rationale for not releasing the photos is contrary to democratic governance. Today, after more than a decade of legal battles and stonewalling, the Department of Defense released 198 photos relating to prisoner…
Rank this Week: 28

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Crash

    Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Crash
    Los Angeles city officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for hit-and-run that killed 27-year-old Korina Campos and severely injured her 5-year-old daughter.…
  • Jan 27

    Three Arrested in Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash

    Three Arrested in Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash
    A man and two women were arrested in connection with a deadly Santa Ana hit-and-run crash. According to an NBC news report, the incident occurred the evening of January 24 at the intersection Fairview Street and Dahl Lane. Police say a man…
  • Jan 26

    Santa Ana Bicycle Accident Proves Fatal

    Santa Ana Bicycle Accident Proves Fatal
    A man was killed in a Santa Ana bicycle accident the evening of January 25, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal bike crash occurred at 17th and La Bonita streets. Police arrived at the scene and saw the…
Rank this Week: 30

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Feb 4

    Using Bank Statements in a Divorce Case

    Using Bank Statements in a Divorce Case
    When there are suspicions of hidden income or secret investments or bank accounts, an analysis of known bank accounts can reveal helpful details. Tracy Coenen explains how bank statements and credit card statements can be used by a forensic…
  • Feb 2

    Bring Out the Big Guns?

    Bring Out the Big Guns?
    When companies have big problems, they usually bring out the big guns. The benefits of using large law firms, audit firms, and other professional service firms are undeniable. These firms offer a depth of experience that is invaluable, and…
  • Jan 28

    Litigation Support Work for CPA

    Litigation Support Work for CPA
    A CPA who focuses on traditional tax work or auditing services might be a great fit to branch out into litigation support work. Attorneys are always looking for expert witnesses with certain areas of expertise, and accountants doing general…
Rank this Week: 31

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 29

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court
    Robertson v Exxon Mobil Corp., 2015 WL 9592499 (5th Cir. Dec. 31, 2015). In a personal injury and a property damage action, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s order remanding the action finding that the defendants had by…
  • Jan 13

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition
    Arbuckle Mountain Ranch of Texas Inc v Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Case No. 15-10955, 2016 WL 98128 (5th Cir. Jan 7, 2016). In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit examined an ambiguous complaint suggesting two class definitions, (one a…
  • Jan 12

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18
    With new claims arising out of the Video Privacy Protection Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), ACI’s Data Breach & Privacy Litigation and Enforcement conference on March 17-18, 2016 at the Union League in Philadelphia…
Rank this Week: 27

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jan 28

    My experience with Taras and Tina

    My experience with Taras and Tina
    Client:  Shaakirah Client Review: I hired this law firm for an old debt collection law suit after consulting with a different lawyer. It was important to me to find an attorney who listened and addressed all my concerns. He is very…
  • Jan 26

    a winner!

    a winner!
    Client:  Amy Client Review: I would highly recommend Attorney Taras Rudinsky . His knowledge, expertise and personality made it very easy for me to place my trust in him. His 24/7 accessibility was always a comfort and he thoroughly…
  • Jan 20

    Taras Rudnitsky to be Honored at Supreme Court

    Taras Rudnitsky to be Honored at Supreme Court
    We are proud to announce that on January 28, 2016, Taras Rudnitsky will be honored at a ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court. Taras was selected to receive the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service award for the 18th Judicial…
Rank this Week: 32

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Feb 8

    Gardner on Sexual Relationships that Matter to Personhood

    Gardner on Sexual Relationships that Matter to Personhood
    John Gardner (University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) has posted The Opposite of Rape on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Nicola Lacey once lamented that a theoretical focus on rape, with its 'individualised notion of consent', tends to come...
  • Feb 8

    Ismay & Brown on Manning on Textualism

    Ismay & Brown on Manning on Textualism
    David Ismay and Michael A Brown (Northeastern University - School of Law and United States Attorney's Office) have posted The Not so New Textualism: A Critique of John Manning's Second Generation Textualism (Journal of Law and Politics, Vol.…
  • Feb 8

    Rakove on "Madison's Hand" by Bilder

    Rakove on "Madison's Hand" by Bilder
    Jack N. Rakove (Stanford University) has posted A Biography of Madison's Notes of Debates (Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this truly provocative book, Mary Bilder writes what is in effect a biography…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Now, you can tour the London bedroom where Jimi Hendrix lived in 1969.

    Now, you can tour the London bedroom where Jimi Hendrix lived in 1969.
    "The house, in Mayfair, has now been painstakingly restored to look exactly as it did in 1969, using picture[s] of him inside and recollections of former girlfriend Kathy Etchingham."Among the details: a bedside tablescape of "Voodoo Child"…
  • Feb 8

    Well, we know the answer to this question.

    Well, we know the answer to this question.
    Oh... I was going to link to something that, on closer look, just isn't good enough for you. Seriously, you'd have more fun speculating about what the question was.
  • Feb 8

    "The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy."

    "The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy."
    A pretty good effort from New York Magazine. It's a little obvious that they went through chronologically and zeroed in on important comedians, then selected a best or representative joke — shouldn't Steve Martin be "Let's get small"…
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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
  • Feb 8

    Colloquia/Workshops (Nashville, TN)

    Colloquia/Workshops (Nashville, TN)
    Vanderbilt Law School Richard Primus, University of Michigan Law School, presents today as part of the Faculty Workshop Series.
  • Feb 8

    Colloquia/Workshops (Orange, CA)

    Colloquia/Workshops (Orange, CA)
    Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law David B. Thronson, Michigan State University College of Law, presents today: Immigration Law and the Family.
  • Feb 4

    Colloquia/Workshops (Brooklyn, NY)

    Colloquia/Workshops (Brooklyn, NY)
    Brooklyn Law School John Pfaff, Fordham University School of Law, presents today as part of the Faculty Workshop Series.
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The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Feb 8

    Securities Class Action Filings: 2015 Year in Review

    Securities Class Action Filings: 2015 Year in Review
    Number and Size of Filings Plaintiffs filed 189 new federal class action securities cases (filings) in 2015—the most since 2008, and an 11 percent increase compared with 2014. The number of filings in 2015 was in line with the…
  • Feb 8

    The Real Effects of Share Repurchase

    The Real Effects of Share Repurchase
    Companies face intense pressure from activist shareholders, institutional investors, the government, and the media to put their cash to good use. Existing evidence suggests that share repurchases are a good way for companies to return cash to…
  • Feb 7

    FinCEN: Know Your Customer Requirement

    FinCEN: Know Your Customer Requirement
    In recent years, authorities in the US and abroad have increased their focus on modernizing and enforcing anti-money laundering and terrorism financing (AML) regulations. As part of these efforts, the US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 38

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Victim Advocate Is Asked To Take Leave From Pontifical Commission on Protection of Minor

    Victim Advocate Is Asked To Take Leave From Pontifical Commission on Protection of Minor
    Crux reported Saturday that in the Vatican, British sexual abuse survivor Peter Saunders has been asked by other members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors to take a leave of absence from the Commission.  Saunders,…
  • Feb 8

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:John D. Moore, The First Amendment Case for Corporate Religious Rights, (16 Nev. L.J. 1 (2015)).Micah Schwartzman, Chad Flanders & Zoe Robinson, The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty, (Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory…
  • Feb 7

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Muhammad v. Virginia, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11153 (WD VA, Feb. 1, 2016), a Virginia federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Nation of Islam inmate's complaint that the common fare diet does not comply with his religious…
Rank this Week: 41

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
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Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New
      A majority of Dallas City Council members said today that they’d like police to try a pilot program that’d ticket people caught with marijuana instead of arresting them. Some council… Source: City Council members…
  • Oct 23

    Judges shouldn’t require court costs up front in plea bargain

    Judges shouldn’t require court costs up front in plea bargain
    One of the stranger local practices in Kaufman County is the requirement of paying court costs up front in misdemeanor cases. That is, you are supposed to pay court costs on the day you plead guilty. This local preference is often a…
  • Oct 21

    Exhibition of a Firearm

    Exhibition of a Firearm
    There was an arrest of a North Forney student for exhibition of a firearm today. It’s not a law you see often so let’s talk about it here, and discuss the juvenile process as  well. First, what is the law on guns in schools?…
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Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 39

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: 35

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
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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/
  • Feb 8

    Metaphysical Fourth Amendment question: how long could a tiny ATF agent sit atop a telephone pole?

    Metaphysical Fourth Amendment question: how long could a tiny ATF agent sit atop a telephone pole?
    Today the Sixth Circuit handed down a notable opinion squarely addressing the question, reserved in United States v. Jones, 132 S.Ct. 945 (2012), of how many ATF agents can fit on the head of a telephone pole whether longer-term surveillance…
  • Feb 8

    The Best Time To Submit Is Precisely 10:40 on Feb. 23

    The Best Time To Submit Is Precisely 10:40 on Feb. 23
    The Yale Law Journal just released some interesting statistics about the submission season for the past 3 years. Some highlights: In the aggregate, the heaviest week of submissions is Feb. 15-21. The second heaviest is Feb. 22-28 The number…
  • Feb 8

    Yale Law Journal Posts Submission Data

    Yale Law Journal Posts Submission Data
    Today, the Yale Law Journal posted an interesting report entitled “Journal Releases Guidelines and Data on When To Submit Articles and Essays.” The basic empirical showing is that "the spring submissions cycle is increasingly…
Rank this Week: 53

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Investor Recovery Options for RAAM Global Energy Company Losse

    Investor Recovery Options for RAAM Global Energy Company Losse
    The investment attorneys with Gana LLP continue to report on investor related losses in oil and gas and commodities related investments. Investors may have potential legal remedies due to unsuitable recommendations by their broker to invest…
  • Feb 8

    Broker Investigation: Customer Complaints Against Broker Stanley Keye

    Broker Investigation: Customer Complaints Against Broker Stanley Keye
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Stanley Keyes (Keyes). According to BrokerCheck records Keyes is subject to 5 customer…
  • Feb 6

    Investor Recovery Options for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) Losse

    Investor Recovery Options for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) Losse
    The investment attorneys with Gana LLP continue to report on investor related losses in oil and gas and commodities related investments. Investors may have potential legal remedies due to unsuitable recommendations by their broker to invest…
Rank this Week: 50