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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

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Attorney Sentenced for Mortgage Scam Involving $8M in Losse

    Attorney Sentenced for Mortgage Scam Involving $8M in Losse
    Victoria l. Sprouse, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced on April 15, 2014, for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme involving the use of false mortgage applications and HUD-1 Settlement Statements. According to media reports, Sprouse was…
  • Apr 17

    Final Defendant Sentenced in Foreclosure Rescue/Drug Distribution Scheme

    Final Defendant Sentenced in Foreclosure Rescue/Drug Distribution Scheme
    Julius Williams, 43, McKinney, Texas, has been sentenced to federal prison in connection with a combination foreclosure rescue, grow house and drug distribution scheme in the Eastern District of Texas… The defendant pleaded guilty on…
  • Apr 16

    Mother and Daughter Arrested for Scamming Homeowner

    Mother and Daughter Arrested for Scamming Homeowner
    Anna S. Lee, 54, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and her daughter, Jennifer H. Lee, 25, New York City, New York, were arrested on Monday, April 14, 2014, in connection with an alleged real estate loan scam wherein the defendants fraudulently…
Rank this Week: 2

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key
    Today the Fourth Circuit refrained from deciding the first legal challenge to government seizure of the master encryption keys that secure our communications with web sites and email servers.  Nevertheless, the Court upheld contempt of…
  • Apr 10

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue
    If US law enforcement officers want to access your private emails, they need to follow the requirements in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  ECPA is an old and imperfect piece of legislation.  Industry and civil society…
  • Apr 10

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB
    Today I filed comments with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) in connection with its hearing on section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. That law is the legal basis for the PRISM surveillance program and involves…
Rank this Week: 3

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 16

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

    Wednesday Night Open Thread
    There was a hearing today in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. John Edwards is back in the courtroom - practicing law. El Capo is about to begin. It's really hard to understand without captions. I wish there was an episode review…
  • Apr 16

    Two New Defendants Added to Chicago Sinaloa Indictment

    Two New Defendants Added to Chicago Sinaloa Indictment
    A sixth Superseding Indictment in the Illinois case charging Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Ismael Zambada-Garcia has been unsealed. Two new defendants are named, Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega and Heriberto Zazueto Godoy. Valencia Ortega…
  • Apr 15

    Pistorius Testimony Over, Back to Expert Witnesse

    Pistorius Testimony Over, Back to Expert Witnesse
    Oscar Pistorius has completed his testimony. The prosecutor picked apart every little detail hoping to show his version of events was not possible. The state is pushing an alternate theory, however, it sounds like it's nothing more than…
Rank this Week: 4

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 17

    Virtu Financial Said to Shelve I.P.O. Plan

    Virtu Financial Said to Shelve I.P.O. Plan
    The decision by the high-frequency trading firm stemmed from the recent storm of negative attention on its industry and the stock market performance of similar companies, a person briefed on the matter said on Thursday.
  • Apr 17

    Gupta to Surrender to Prison on June 17

    Gupta to Surrender to Prison on June 17
    Rajat K. Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs director who was convicted of insider trading, will serve a two-year sentence.
  • Apr 17

    Morgan Stanley Gets Most Relief From First-Quarter Earning

    Morgan Stanley Gets Most Relief From First-Quarter Earning
    Morgan Stanley's chief executive, James P. Gorman, presided over a far better start to the year than in 2013, and momentum seems to be building toward increasing the firm's return on equity, writes Antony Currie of Reuters Breakingviews.
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced
    Christopher MartinchickOriginal Article 04/15/2014 FORT COLLINS - A former Longmont police officer who admitted to the attempted sexual assault of a woman in Loveland was sentenced Tuesday to eight years of sex offender intensive supervised…
  • Apr 16

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex
    Carl PayneOriginal Article 04/15/2014 By Mark Boxley Louisville Metro Police Detective Carl Payne was charged with three counts of first-degree official misconduct Monday over allegations he propositioned three women for sex after…
  • Apr 16

    FL - Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bust

    FL - Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bust
    Original Article 04/15/2014 By Noah Pransky PINELLAS COUNTY - Following another major bust of suspects accused of seeking sex with underage children, 10 Investigates renewed its public records requests into how law enforcement operates its…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Apr 17

    [Randy Barnett] He’s no clone: Justice Thomas’s legacy in law and politic

    [Randy Barnett] He’s no clone: Justice Thomas’s legacy in law and politic
    Adam White has an excellent essay on the Liberty Law Blog discussing Justice Clarence Thomas’s distinctive approach to the Constitution entitled,  “Just, Wise, and Constitutional”: Justice Thomas’s Legacy in Law…
  • Apr 17

    [Stewart Baker] Snowden Self-Incriminate

    [Stewart Baker] Snowden Self-Incriminate
    Edward Snowden cleared up a lot when he appeared on Vladimir Putin’s “town hall” video program.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1yH554emkY His question for Putin was familiar to anyone who’s followed…
  • Apr 17

    [Ilya Somin] Speed limits, immigration, and the duty to obey the law

    [Ilya Somin] Speed limits, immigration, and the duty to obey the law
    In a response to my post arguing that illegal immigrants are often justified in morally violating, law professor Michael Rappaport questions my use of the example of speed limit laws. I pointed out that most people believe that they are…
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/
  • Apr 17

    IS MANDATORY REPORTING OF PRO BONO COERCIVE?

    IS MANDATORY REPORTING OF PRO BONO COERCIVE?
    WE REQUEST YOUR WRITTEN COMMENTS BY MAY 16, 2014 ON MANDATORY REPORTING OF VOLUNTARY PRO BONO SERVICE AND FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS On May 27, 2014, beginning at 4:00 p.m., NYCLA will hold a Public Forum to address new rules that now require…
  • Apr 17

    BAD GOVERNANCE IN INDIA

    BAD GOVERNANCE IN INDIA
    Corruption Concerns All Generations of Indian Voters Young Indians least confident in honesty of elections by Andrew Dugan WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Political parties vying for seats in India's national election are hoping to lure voters with…
  • Apr 17

    OUR RELATIONSHIP TO FOOD

    OUR RELATIONSHIP TO FOOD
    The human food connection: A new study reveals more about our relationship to food Economic botany study shows importance of 'Culinary Cultural Conservation': Preserving cuisine when moving to climatically, culturally, and agriculturally…
Rank this Week: 8

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 6

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain
    Presentation delivered today at Open Edit, held at Park Street Mews, Colombo. A lively discussion ensued focussed around the politics of exclusion, power, the nature of corporate ownership over archived web content, questions over the nature…
  • Jul 6

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain
    Presentation delivered today at Open Edit, held at Park Street Mews, Colombo. A lively discussion ensued focussed around the politics of exclusion, power, the nature of corporate ownership over archived web content, questions over the nature…
  • Jun 23

    From hate and harm to aid and advocacy: Angelo Fernando’s ‘Chat Republic’

    From hate and harm to aid and advocacy: Angelo Fernando’s ‘Chat Republic’
    Cross-posted from Groundviews. ### Angelo Fernando, in addition to being a long-standing columnist in the Lanka Monthly Digest (LMD) is also the author of a new book, Chat Republic: How Social Media Drives Us To Be Human 1.0 in…
Rank this Week: 9

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Apr 17

    "Judges question attorneys at gay marriage hearing"

    "Judges question attorneys at gay marriage hearing"
    "Judges question attorneys at gay marriage hearing": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States sharply questioned…
  • Apr 17

    "Tulsa lesbian couple waited decade for day in court on marriage ban"

    "Tulsa lesbian couple waited decade for day in court on marriage ban"
    "Tulsa lesbian couple waited decade for day in court on marriage ban": Kirk Mitchell of The Denver Post has this news update.
  • Apr 17

    "Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again"

    "Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again"
    "Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again": The Associated Press has this report. And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald reports that "Guantanamo trial delays frustrate 9/11 victims' family members."
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Apr 17

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.17.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.17.14
    * Cheerios is claiming that “Liking” them on Facebook constitutes a waiver of the right to sue. Let’s take this moment to encourage everyone to Like Above the Law on Facebook. [NY Times] * New study determines that the…
  • Apr 17

    The Men’s Biglaw All-Star Team Of 2014

    The Men’s Biglaw All-Star Team Of 2014
    It’s that time of year folks: the dust has settled, the remainder of last year's major moves have been executed, and it is time to vote for the Biglaw All-Stars of 2014.
  • Apr 17

    Should ‘Campaign For Liberty’ Have Called Itself ‘Campaign For Progress’ Instead?

    Should ‘Campaign For Liberty’ Have Called Itself ‘Campaign For Progress’ Instead?
    Can you blame Campaign for Liberty for not wanting to expose its private-citizen donors to retribution, even if that means disregarding IRS demands?
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/
Rank this Week: 12

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Cavalcade of Risk #206: Work in Progress edition

    Cavalcade of Risk #206: Work in Progress edition
    Dennis Wall hosts this week's roundup of risky posts. One risk, of course, is that one may encounter various technical glitches, which is why you'll need to check back from time to time to see what's new.Original content copyright ©…
  • Apr 16

    HSA and LTCi: What a match!

    HSA and LTCi: What a match!
    Long term readers know that we're big fans of both Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Long Term Care insurance (LTCi). What a lot of folks may not know, though, is that these two seemingly unrelated risk-management tools can actually work…
  • Apr 14

    You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave

    You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave
    As we posted before, sometimes getting OUT of Obamacare is as difficult as getting in. Well, it get's worse.A fellow agent in the midwest has two clients that are turning 65 and would like to get OUT of Obamacare and INTO Medicare.But…
Rank this Week: 14

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Louisiana State University Law Professor Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • 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...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 13

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 15

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force
    The treaty establishing a complaint mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“OP3”) entered into force on 14 April 2014. Costa Rica brought the number of ratifications of this Optional Protocol to the required ten,…
  • Apr 11

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon
    WASHINGTON – The President of the International Court of Justice spoke for a banquet room full of women and men yesterday when he said, “I am just here to share in the joy of my colleagues.” The colleagues of whom ICJ…
  • Apr 8

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law
    It’s my great pleasure to announce the publication of the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (2014). This represents the culmination of several years of hard work by 4 dozen contributors, international…
Rank this Week: 15

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 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…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
Rank this Week: 16

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Foodborne Illness Outbreak at Food Safety Summit – Oh, the Irony

    Foodborne Illness Outbreak at Food Safety Summit – Oh, the Irony
    This just landed in my inbox: Dear Food Safety Summit Attendee, The Baltimore City Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Outbreak Investigation are... Continue Reading
  • Apr 13

    Food Safety: Researching the Hazard in Hazardous Food

    Food Safety: Researching the Hazard in Hazardous Food
    The book I was asked to do a Preface for arrived while I was in Baltimore at this year’s Food Safety Summit.  You can buy the hardcover on Amazon. The... Continue Reading
  • Apr 13

    Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder Nominated for State Nut

    Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder Nominated for State Nut
    The Pueblo Chieftain reported Saturday that state Senator Larry Crowder, R-Alamosa, had entered the “juicy fruit argument” at the State Capitol. Apparently, Colorado lawmakers are pushing a bill that would... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 18

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
  • Oct 21

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe
    Há nove anos, os presidentes dos tribunais superiores entregaram ao então ministro da Justiça Márcio Thomaz Bastos uma proposta de modernização do Judiciário, sugerindo uma série de…
  • Sep 26

    Yankees go home

    Yankees go home
     Artigo publicado no Editorial do Jornal valor Econômico em 26/09/2013   Yankees go home Por Heloisa Magalhães O “pito” de Dilma Rousseff nos americanos e a reação ao poder da…
  • Sep 11

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape
    A análise de validade das provas geradas em formato digital nas perícias forenses será o tema da palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. CONAPE - Congresso Nacional de Perícia Judicial: Conhecimento e…
Rank this Week: 17

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 20

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 16

    5 LinkedIn privacy tips every lawyer should know

    5 LinkedIn privacy tips every lawyer should know
    Elyse Hackney (@ecoopers), a customer success executive at Hearsay Social, recently shared 5 LinkedIn privacy tips for financial advisors. After I shared her tips on Twitter, Hackney was kind enough to allow me to share,…
  • Apr 16

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Legal Writing, Employment Law on Twitter, Reefer Madne

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Legal Writing, Employment Law on Twitter, Reefer Madne
    Today’s the first day in a bit we don’t have a post on Heartbleed in the Top 10. But fear not, Anna’s covered that over on LXBN. In today’s roundup, Derek Allen has some great commentary on legal writing and Dan…
  • Apr 15

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Healthcare and Heartbleed, Conflict Minerals, Ghost Posting

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Healthcare and Heartbleed, Conflict Minerals, Ghost Posting
    Heartbleed continues to be a big topic on the LexBlog Network, as today Husch Blackwell attorneys chime in on mitigating risk in healthcare. Also, the D.C. Circuit struck down a key provision of the SEC’s conflict minerals rule, and we…
Rank this Week: 19

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Apr 16

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1
              The Judicial Conference has approved a fee increase effective June 1, 2014. The fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. The fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase…
  • Apr 10

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly
    In my practice, I see it all the time: an elderly couple come to talk about their debts. Inundated by credit cards and living on a fixed income, they see no help in sight. But, their retirement can’t be garnished and the credit industry…
  • Apr 4

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two
    In Part One, I discussed some of the options you may consider when your house (or other property) is in foreclosure, namely mortgage modifications and short sales.  This post will focus on whether a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or a…
Rank this Week: 21

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 22

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Teva agrees to put up bond in drug fight

    Teva agrees to put up bond in drug fight
    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the maker of a widely used drug for treating multiple sclerosis, told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it is willing to put aside promptly up to $500 million to cover marketing losses that generic…
  • Apr 17

    Argument preview: Justices to wade into morass about “indefinite” claims in patent

    Argument preview: Justices to wade into morass about “indefinite” claims in patent
    In the next stage of its continuing quest to reexamine every significant aspect of the Federal Circuit’s doctrinal framework for patents, the Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments will consider the proper standard for…
  • Apr 17

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Briefly: Writing for the Legal Times, Tony Mauro reports on Tuesday’s sentencing in D.C. Superior Court of Noah Kai Newkirk, who was arrested in February for disrupting an oral argument at the Supreme Court.  Newkirk was sentenced…
Rank this Week: 23

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Apr 16

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance
    4-16-2014 Texas: Residents of Dublin have lived for years without a sex offender ordinance, but not anymore. On Monday the Dublin City Council heard from residents and Police Chief Shawn Fullagar on the issue. Fullagar said when he…
  • Apr 15

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter
    4-15-2014 New York: The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday. “We have been going back…
  • Apr 15

    Council limits where sex offender can be

    Council limits where sex offender can be
    Why do lawmakers like these fail to recognize that the threat is NOT from folks living within XX feet of these places, but from EMPLOYEES. 4-15-2014 North Dakota: When registered sex offenders move into a community, the first response is…
Rank this Week: 24

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 25

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

By Professors Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
  • Apr 10

    Bouchard confirmed

    Bouchard confirmed
    Yesterday, the Delaware Senate confirmed Andre Bouchard as the next Chancellor to replace Leo Strine who is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Next up on the Delaware judicial merry go round, nominating a replacement for Justice…
  • Apr 9

    "Everything is awesome!"

    "Everything is awesome!"
    Comcast-TWC filed their application and public interest statement for review by the FCC yesterday. Let me summarize for you - "Everything is awesome!" Comcast assures us that competition has increased in recent years. That's funny,…
Rank this Week: 27

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Apr 17

    The SEC's Disclosure Project

    The SEC's Disclosure Project
    On Friday, April 11, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance gave a speech that provided a "path" forward on the division's corporate disclosure reform project. Replacing "disclosure overload" with "disclosure…
  • Apr 16

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)
    The SEC's decision to apply for rehearing en banc in NAM v. SEC needs to take into account the impact of any consolidation with a related case. Consolidation may affect the pool of judges eligible to participate in the decision which in turn…
  • Apr 16

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 1)

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 1)
    The DC Circuit just ruled in the conflicts mineral case. See NAM v. SEC. The court struck down a small aspect of the rule on First Amendment grounds.   With respect to the administrative law analysis, the court wrote a very…
Rank this Week: 29

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 15

    Chancery Allows Some Claims to Proceed in Connection with Merger

    Chancery Allows Some Claims to Proceed in Connection with Merger
    Chen v. Howard-Anderson, C.A. No. 5878-VCL (Del. Ch. April 8, 2014). Why this Case is Noteworthy: This Delaware Court of Chancery opinion addresses the standard of review applicable in a merger that is challenged on…
  • Apr 12

    ABA Business Law Section Meeting

    ABA Business Law Section Meeting
    Today I’m presenting on a panel at the ABA Business Law Section meeting in L.A. regarding recent Delaware cases on indemnification and advancement for officers and directors. Jim Wing of Holland and Knight will discuss how most other…
  • Apr 9

    Chancery Allows Union to Intervene in Philadelphia Newspaper Litigation

    Chancery Allows Union to Intervene in Philadelphia Newspaper Litigation
    In re Interstate General Media Holdings, LLC, C.A. No. 9221-VCP (Del. Ch. April 7, 2014). Noteworthy aspects of this decision: On a substantive level, this case is about a dissolution pursuant to Section 18-802 of the Delaware LLC…
Rank this Week: 28

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 17

    Using Investment Arbitration to Enforce WTO Commitment

    Using Investment Arbitration to Enforce WTO Commitment
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford I would like to continue the theme of the emerging convergence of investment arbitration and international trade. In my previous posts (discussed here and here) I discussed the prospect of using trade remedies…
  • Apr 16

    Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi

    Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Last Spring, Temple Law School was pleased to host a two day workshop on the scholarship of one of international law’s true giants – Martti Koskenniemi (simply put, I’m a big fan).…
  • Apr 15

    The Not Very Persuasive International Law Arguments in Favor of the Iran Visa Denial

    The Not Very Persuasive International Law Arguments in Favor of the Iran Visa Denial
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I think it is fair to say that when Kevin and I agree on a legal question, there is a good chance there is a lunar eclipse happening or some other rare astronomical phenomenon occurring somewhere.  But…
Rank this Week: 31

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 30

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 17

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield
    Andrew Cohen writes, "Texas has been holding this man hostage for 12,600 days," of the Week. Here's the beginning of this must-read: Last week, in a decision that contorted both law and fact, a state judge ruled against an illiterate,...
  • Apr 17

    Beaumont Enterprise Editorial on LI Drug Secrecy

    Beaumont Enterprise Editorial on LI Drug Secrecy
    Today's Beaumont Enterprise publishes the editorial, "Texas must reveal source of execution drugs." Attorney General Greg Abbott was right the first time: The state of Texas must reveal the source of the execution drugs it uses - just as…
  • Apr 17

    Oklahoma Justices Send Execution Case To Lower Court

    Oklahoma Justices Send Execution Case To Lower Court
    That's the title of an Associated Press report, via KOTV-TV. The Oklahoma Supreme Court says it is not the place for death-row inmates to go if they want a stay of execution. Justices said Thursday that the Oklahoma Court of...
Rank this Week: 33

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 17

    Kyrgyzstan parliament approves amendments on spreading false information

    Kyrgyzstan parliament approves amendments on spreading false information
    [JURIST] The Kyrgyz parliament [official website, in Kyrgyz] on Wednesday approved amendments to Kyrgyzstan's Criminal Code that criminalize the spreading of false information through the media. Under the new amendments, which lawmaker…
  • Apr 17

    Judge upholds New York state gun law

    Judge upholds New York state gun law
    [JURIST] A trial judge for the Supreme Court of New York [official profile] dismissed [text] a lawsuit on Thursday challenging the state's strict gun laws. The plaintiffs, a group of gun rights activists, argued [lohud news report] that the…
  • Apr 17

    Couple files lawsuit urging Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down state's same-sex marriage ban

    Couple files lawsuit urging Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down state's same-sex marriage ban
    [JURIST] A same-sex couple filed a lawsuit [text, PDF] on Wednesday with the Wisconsin Supreme Court [official website] seeking to strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The Wisconsin Constitution was amended in 2006 to include…
Rank this Week: 35

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
  • Apr 8

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case
    This article was originally printed in the ABA Section of Family Law eNewsletter, March 2014. There are many different definitions of income that can be used in family law cases. Local law will play a big part in defining income, but in more…
  • Apr 3

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna
    Francine McKenna is an investigative reporter who focuses her writings on the auditing profession. She blogs at re: The Auditors, and also writes for financial publications such as Forbes, The Financial Times, American Banker, and more. In…
  • Apr 1

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!
    Xyngular is a weight loss MLM (multi-level marketing) company which advertises quick, sustainable weight loss using their products. Last year I wrote a lengthy article about the Xyngular products, and I came to the conclusion that the…
Rank this Week: 34

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 17

    Oliveri on Single Family Zoning & Intimate Association

    Oliveri on Single Family Zoning & Intimate Association
    Rigel Christine Oliveri (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Single Family Zoning, Intimate Association, and the Right to Choose Household Companions (Florida Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many local…
  • Apr 17

    Barnett on Ackerman on Popular Sovereignty

    Barnett on Ackerman on Popular Sovereignty
    Randy E. Barnett (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted We the People: Each and Every One (Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In his book series, We the People, Bruce Ackerman offers a rich description of...
  • Apr 17

    Vermeule on Optimal Abuse of Power

    Vermeule on Optimal Abuse of Power
    Adrian Vermeule (Harvard Law School) has posted Optimal Abuse of Power (Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I will argue that in the administrative state, in contrast to classical constitutional…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Apr 17

    Statute providing for a “presumption” that a disabling condition was incurred in the performance of duty to be read narrowly

    Statute providing for a “presumption” that a disabling condition was incurred in the performance of duty to be read narrowly
    Statute providing for a “presumption” that a disabling condition was incurred in the performance of duty to be read narrowlyAnonymous v Kelly, 2014 NY Slip Op 02141, Appellate Division, First DepartmentRejection of…
  • Apr 16

    Official misconduct

    Official misconduct
    Official misconductOATH Index Nos. 1679/13, 1680/13, 1681/13Two job center directors and a deputy director were charged with improperly transferring cases from other job centers in order to increase their own center’s job placement…
  • Apr 15

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government
    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local GovernmentsFormer New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch will deliver a talk on “The Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Governments” for the 2014 Edwin L.…
Rank this Week: 38

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: City of Billings v. Oltrogge

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: City of Billings v. Oltrogge
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CRIMINAL – MUNICIPAL COURT APPEAL DA 13-0517, 2014 MT 104N, CITY OF BILLINGS, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JOEY JEAN OLTROGGE,…
  • Apr 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: K & L, Inc. v. Starr

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: K & L, Inc. v. Starr
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 13-0252, 2014 MT 103N, K & L, INC., d/b/a JERRY’S TRANSMISSION, Plaintiff and Appellee,…
  • Apr 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Floberg v. Lecoi

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Floberg v. Lecoi
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – DAMAGES DA 13-0333, 2014 MT 102N, FLOBERG COMPANIES, a Montana corporation, d/b/a PRUDENTIAL FLOBERG REALTORS, Plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 41

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Injured by a Recalled Product?

    Injured by a Recalled Product?
    You may have heard about the recent ignition switch recall by General Motors. http://www.gm.com/ignition-switch-recall.html. Such product recalls are not uncommon and the chances are that you have received a letter at some point in your life…
  • Apr 10

    The international aspect of personal injury law

    The international aspect of personal injury law
    Were you injured abroad by an American product? Or, were you in the United States when you were personally injured and now reside abroad? If either situation applies to you, you may be entitled to the benefit of an American court – even…
  • Apr 9

    How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when is it too early to get an attorney?

    How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when is it too early to get an attorney?
    In short, the answers are: It depends and it’s never too early to consider legal representation. Each personal injury matter is subject to a statute of limitations. Essentially, this term means that you only have so long to file your…
Rank this Week: 40

CT Personal Injury, Medical…

CT Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Accident Lawyers

Discusses motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, child injury, medical malpractice, venue, insurance claims, and negligence. By Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
Rank this Week: 36

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Covers trade secret, covenant not to compete and cybersecurity law. . By Hahn Loeser.

http://www.hahnloeser.com/tradesecretlitigator/
Rank this Week: 42

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. Published by Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 1

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 39

FinancialCounsel

FinancialCounsel

Features podcasts on compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounsel.typepad.com/financialcounsel/
Rank this Week: 46

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: 44

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    New Issue: Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage

    New Issue: Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage
    The latest issue of Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage (2014, no. 1) is out. Contents include:DoctrineAndrea Pinna, L’autorité des règles d’arbitrage choisies par les partiesCarlos Alberto Carmona, Considerations on the IBA.…
  • Apr 17

    New Issue: Harvard International Law Journal

    New Issue: Harvard International Law Journal
    The latest issue of the Harvard International Law Journal (Vol. 55, no. 1, Winter 2014) is out. Contents include:Anthea Roberts, State-to-State Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Hybrid Theory of Interdependent Rights and Shared Interpretive…
  • Apr 17

    Blank: Targeted Killing

    Blank: Targeted Killing
    Laurie R. Blank (Emory Univ. - Law) has posted Targeted Killing (in Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:Targeted killing has become a frequently used and highly controversial tool of operational…
Rank this Week: 45