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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

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Nov 25

    More National Guardsmen Called to Ferguson

    More National Guardsmen Called to Ferguson
    MO Governor Jay Nixon has ordered 2,200 more national guardsman to Ferguson. More than 2,200 additional National Guard troops will take to the streets in the St. Louis area at night, Gov. Jay Nixon announced. They will join 700 Guardsmen…
  • Nov 25

    Ferguson G. J. Decision : No Indictment, Violence Erupt

    Ferguson G. J. Decision : No Indictment, Violence Erupt
    The prosecutor's office has released the grand jury testimony in the investigation of the Michael Brown shooting. The grand jury declined to indict Officer Wilson. The local CBS affiliate has this recap, with links to some of the…
  • Nov 24

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    Showtime's Homeland is back in its element. After a shaky start this season, it slowly got back on track, and the last two episodes were Homeland at it's best. Separated at birth: One of the two guys above is Saddam Jamal, a terrorist…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Jury Convicts Sisters of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Sisters of Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Evelyn Brigget Sanchez, 32, and Darling Arlette Montalvo, 33, both of Bakersfield, California, were convicted by a federal jury for their involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that ran from October 2005 to May…
  • Nov 25

    Real Estate Agent Admits Participating in Short Sale Fraud Scheme

    Real Estate Agent Admits Participating in Short Sale Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Minerva Sanchez, 48, Fremont, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Sanchez admitted that she advised a seller to submit false and fraudulent short-sale applications to Tri Counties Bank and…
  • Nov 25

    2 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging

    2 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Su Chu Chou “Terry” Cheng, Walnut Creek, California, and Chung Li “George” Cheng, Walnut Creek, both Northern California real estate investors, have agreed to plead guilty for their role in…
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/
  • Nov 25

    Associate Bonus Watch: Davis Polk Beats Simpson!

    Associate Bonus Watch: Davis Polk Beats Simpson!
    Davis Polk: follower no more!
  • Nov 25

    Associate Bonus Watch: 3 More Firms Match Simpson

    Associate Bonus Watch: 3 More Firms Match Simpson
    Which Biglaw firms have joined Simpson Thacher in handing out hefty bonus bucks this time?
  • Nov 25

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.25.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.25.14
    * Grand juries rarely let someone go without an indictment unless it's a cop. Apparently pigs do not make for ham sandwiches. Instead of wishing for another rubber stamp indictment, this may be a good time to demand that everyone benefit from…
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

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: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 5

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule
    Original Article 10/14/2014 By Peter Hall Some of Pennsylvania's latest sex offender registration requirements run afoul of a constitutional ban on laws that create new penalties for people who have already paid for their crimes, the…
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/
  • Nov 25

    THIS DOG FINISHED LAST

    THIS DOG FINISHED LAST
    A racing weenie @ Homestead-Miami Speedway (Saturday, November 15, 2014)
  • Nov 25

    LOVE THE MEZZE!

    LOVE THE MEZZE!
    Mezze Board $12 Asian Flatbread $11 @ Farmer's Table (Boca Raton, Florida)
  • Nov 25

    THE DOOR'S CLOSING!

    THE DOOR'S CLOSING!
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/
  • Nov 25

    [Orin Kerr] Ferguson and cultural cognition (and a reader poll)

    [Orin Kerr] Ferguson and cultural cognition (and a reader poll)
    Watching the aftermath of the Ferguson grand jury decision reminds me of a law review article, “They Saw a Protest”: Cognitive Illiberalism and the Speech-Conduct Distinction, by Kahan et. al. As regular readers may recall, the…
  • Nov 25

    [Eugene Volokh] Sharia-compliant wills — English bar association withdraws advice on how to draft them

    [Eugene Volokh] Sharia-compliant wills — English bar association withdraws advice on how to draft them
    The withdrawn practice advice is here; it was faulted in large part because of the statement that, Certain principles of Sharia are different to English succession laws. For example, it is not possible to inherit under Sharia rules via a…
  • Nov 25

    [Paul Cassell] The Michael Brown grand jury process was fair

    [Paul Cassell] The Michael Brown grand jury process was fair
      The Michael Brown grand jury has spoken, declining to return charges against Officer Darren Wilson. The evidence that the grand jury reviewed has made available to the public and can be found here.  Since I haven’t yet had…
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/
  • Nov 25

    Ferguson shooting evidence released following grand jury decision

    Ferguson shooting evidence released following grand jury decision
    [JURIST] A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, decided Monday not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in August. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch [official website]…
  • Nov 25

    Cambodia Khmer Rouge tribunal postpones war crimes trial to January

    Cambodia Khmer Rouge tribunal postpones war crimes trial to January
    [JURIST] The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] announced [press release, PDF] Monday that the trial of two Cambodian leaders accused of committing genocide will be postponed to January 2015. Lawyers…
  • Nov 25

    UN officials concerned over activists rights in Burundi

    UN officials concerned over activists rights in Burundi
    [JURIST] An official for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) [official website] on Tuesday stated [press release] that human rights activists in Burundi have been the subjects of threats and defamation for their…
Rank this Week: 10

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Nov 23

    As Hoosiers, We Should Be Ashamed of Our Recent Voter Turnout

    As Hoosiers, We Should Be Ashamed of Our Recent Voter Turnout
    The United States Elections Project tells us that the November 2014 midterm election voter turnout was the lowest it has been since 1942. Unfortunately, Indiana had a 28 percent turnout and was 50th among the states in voter turnout…
  • Nov 21

    Risk of Mortgage Foreclosure for Those Least Able to Re-enter the Workforce

    Risk of Mortgage Foreclosure for Those Least Able to Re-enter the Workforce
    Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reports that “40% of households 65 and up were still paying a mortgage.”  In 1992, according to the report, there were only about 18% over 65 with…
  • Nov 19

    Morality and the Environment: from Keystone XL to Climate Change

    Morality and the Environment: from Keystone XL to Climate Change
    Legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed in the Senate on November 18. The measure was defeated 59-41, a single vote short of the super-majority necessary for passage.  All of the “no” votes…
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Med-1 Solutions, LLC v. Suesz 14-370 Issue: Whether the term “judicial district” in section 1692i of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act should be defined with respect to state law, by…
  • Nov 25

    Federal judge nullifies Arkansas same-sex marriage ban

    Federal judge nullifies Arkansas same-sex marriage ban
    Refusing to postpone acting until state courts rule on the issue, a federal judge in Little Rock on Tuesday struck down the Arkansas ban on same-sex marriage.  This was the second ruling against such a ban in a state within the…
  • Nov 25

    Editor’s Note

    Editor’s Note
    At 9:30 a.m. on Monday we expect additional orders from the Court’s November 25 Conference. On Tuesday, December 2, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases; we will begin live blogging shortly before 10:00 a.m.
Rank this Week: 12

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 13

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • 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…
  • Nov 12

    A Message From StandDown

    A Message From StandDown
    StandDown will be closing our communications hub on November 14. No new posts will be added to this website, and no new e-mails will be posted to the Google Group after Friday. Both the Google Group archive of e-mails and...
  • Nov 12

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in Aikens, et al v. Byars is available in Adobe .pdf format. Justice Kaye Hearn wrote for the Court: In this case brought in our original jurisdiction, fifteen inmates who were sentenced to life...
Rank this Week: 14

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 25

    Como fiscalizar o processo eleitoral no dia da eleição presidencial

    Como fiscalizar o processo eleitoral no dia da eleição presidencial
    Olá, Compartilhei este vídeo para orientar você, e sobretudo, os fiscais das urnas eletrônicas que estarão presentes nas diversas seções eleitorais em todo Brasil na eleição…
  • Sep 12

    Quer trabalhar conosco na área de Direito Digital ?

    Quer trabalhar conosco na área de Direito Digital ?
    Se você se identifica com a nossa área de atuação e tem interesse de trabalhar conosco, conheça nossa oferta de emprego para advogado júnior. Clique na imagem abaixo  
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 15

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Nov 25

    THE HIDDEN COSTS OF FREE GOODS: IMPLICATIONS FOR ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT

    THE HIDDEN COSTS OF FREE GOODS: IMPLICATIONS FOR ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT
    Michal Gal, University of Haifa and Daniel Rubinfeld, University of California, Berkeley have a new paper on THE HIDDEN COSTS OF FREE GOODS: IMPLICATIONS FOR ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT. ABSTRACT: Today a growing number of goods and services are…
  • Nov 25

    Substitution between fixed-line and mobile access: the role of complementaritie

    Substitution between fixed-line and mobile access: the role of complementaritie
    Lukasz Grzybowski, Telecom ParisTech & Frank Verboven, University of Leuven discuss Substitution between fixed-line and mobile access: the role of complementarities. ABSTRACT: We study substitution from fixed-line to mobile voice access,…
  • Nov 25

    How do Consumers Respond to Gasoline

    How do Consumers Respond to Gasoline
    David P. Byrne (Melbourne), Gordon Leslie (Stanford) and Roger Ware (Queens) ask How do Consumers Respond to Gasoline. ABSTRACT: This paper empirically studies how consumers respond to retail gasoline price cycles. Our analysis uses new…
Rank this Week: 16

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Nov 25

    After the Doldrums, a Boost of Confidence Among Law Firm Leader

    After the Doldrums, a Boost of Confidence Among Law Firm Leader
    Major law firms are feeling more bullish about the legal industry after years of post-recession doldrums.
  • Nov 25

    Key Passages from Police Officer Darren Wilson’s Testimony

    Key Passages from Police Officer Darren Wilson’s Testimony
    Testimony released after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of an unarmed teenager provides a first look through Mr. Wilson’s eyes into what happened that day. The officer has remained…
  • Nov 25

    Prosecutors Release Ferguson Grand Jury Evidence

    Prosecutors Release Ferguson Grand Jury Evidence
    St. Louis County prosecutors on Monday night released thousands of pages of grand jury evidence from the Darren Wilson investigation. Here are links to the documents.
Rank this Week: 17

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: 18

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Religion Clause Nominated For ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Religion Clause Nominated For ABA Journal Blawg 100
    I am pleased to announce that Religion Clause has been nominated by the ABA Journal for inclusion in its 8th Annual Blawg 100 rankings.  This is the sixth time in eight years that Religion Clause has made this prestigious list of the top…
  • Nov 25

    Colorado Supreme Court: FFRF Lacks Standing To Challenge Day of Prayer Proclamation

    Colorado Supreme Court: FFRF Lacks Standing To Challenge Day of Prayer Proclamation
    In a 5-2 decision yesterday, the Colorado Supreme Court held that the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its members lack standing to challenge the Governor's annual Colorado Day of Prayer proclamations. The suit claimed that the…
  • Nov 25

    Britain's Law Society Withdraws Practice Note On Drafting Sharia-Compliant Will

    Britain's Law Society Withdraws Practice Note On Drafting Sharia-Compliant Will
    Last March, the Law Society of England and Wales issued a Practice Note to assist British solicitors whose clients ask them to draw up wills that comply with Sharia law. The Law Society's action drew criticism from those who objected that…
Rank this Week: 19

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 21

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Call for Papers: Regulating ‘Irregular’ Migration: International Obligations and International Responsibility

    Call for Papers: Regulating ‘Irregular’ Migration: International Obligations and International Responsibility
    The Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has issued a call for papers for a conference on "Regulating 'Irregular' Migration: International Obligations and International Responsibility," to take place March 20, 2015.…
  • Nov 25

    New Issue: International Security

    New Issue: International Security
    The latest issue of International Security (Vol. 39, no. 2, Fall 2014) is out. Contents include:Nuno P. Monteiro & Alexandre Debs, The Strategic Logic of Nuclear Proliferation Adam P. Liff & G. John Ikenberry, Racing toward…
  • Nov 25

    Voon: Exploring the Meaning of Trade-Restrictiveness in the WTO

    Voon: Exploring the Meaning of Trade-Restrictiveness in the WTO
    Tania S. Voon (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has posted Exploring the Meaning of Trade-Restrictiveness in the WTO (World Trade Review, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:Trade-restrictiveness is a familiar concept across various provisions and…
Rank this Week: 24

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 25

    The Ntaganda Case, Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC, and the Recognition of Sexual Violence against Male

    The Ntaganda Case, Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC, and the Recognition of Sexual Violence against Male
    I. Introduction As the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) sends Bosco Ntaganda to trial, there has been a resurgence in the focus on sexual violence in war. This also coincides with the timing of the Global Summit to End Sexual…
  • Nov 25

    Introducing Parisa Zangeneh

    Introducing Parisa Zangeneh
    Parisa Zangeneh is a newly qualified lawyer with interests in international criminal law, the law of armed conflict, and international human rights law. Parisa has developed these interests during internships in the Appeals Chamber of…
  • Nov 24

    International Law Programs at the AALS Annual Meeting

    International Law Programs at the AALS Annual Meeting
    The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on International Law is pleased to sponsor two programs at the AALS 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. from January 3-4, 2015. The first program is called “Adding Foreign and…
Rank this Week: 20

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Nov 24

    “America’s Most Fee-Ridden Cities”

    “America’s Most Fee-Ridden Cities”
    I’m quoted in this Reason TV segment by Zach Weissmueller on the problem of municipalities that stake their finances on overzealous fee collection: “When you have towns like those in St. Louis County that get in some cases, 40…
  • Nov 24

    Food roundup

    Food roundup
    Hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama trends on Twitter after high schoolers tweet it with pics of unappetizing lunch trays, provoking “shut up and eat what’s put in front of you” reactions from some who support the new federally…
  • Nov 24

    Washington, D.C. listeners: Diane Rehm show 10 a.m.

    Washington, D.C. listeners: Diane Rehm show 10 a.m.
    Washington, D.C. listeners, tune in at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning when I’ll be a guest again on Diane Rehm’s award-winning radio show, discussing developments in Ferguson, Mo., including a grand jury’s decision that officer…
Rank this Week: 22

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: 23

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/
  • Nov 24

    Should child sex offenders receive rehabilitation in prison?

    Should child sex offenders receive rehabilitation in prison?
    11-24-2014 Alabama: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – In early November, WIAT 42 ran an investigative report that featured collected letters from sex offenders to see what they would tell parents to protect their children from abusers. That report…
  • Nov 24

    Mother of low-IQ sex offender worries about loss of therapy program

    Mother of low-IQ sex offender worries about loss of therapy program
    11-24-2014 Minnesota: With an IQ of 60, Claire Potter's 47-year-old son Clark verbalizes at the developmental level of a 13-year-old. But socially, he's even younger -- perhaps 8 years old, according to his mother. He's also a sex offender.…
  • Nov 22

    Mistaken identity leads to jail time

    Mistaken identity leads to jail time
    2-24-2007 Wisconsin: Man released after being confused with illegal immigrant, sex offender Heriberto Tirado is the first to admit he's no saint. But he's also not an illegal immigrant or a convicted child molester. The 49-year-old Cudahy…
Rank this Week: 25

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 25

    Alarie Presents Policy Preferences and Expertise in Canadian Tax Adjudication Today at Columbia

    Alarie Presents Policy Preferences and Expertise in Canadian Tax Adjudication Today at Columbia
    Benjamin Alarie (Toronto) presents Policy Preferences and Expertise in Canadian Tax Adjudication, 62 Canadian Tax J. ___ (2014) (with Andrew Green (Toronto)), at Columbia today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Alex…
  • Nov 25

    TIGTA: IRS Still Has Not Taken Necessary Steps to Prevent Billion Dollar Prisoner Tax Fraud

    TIGTA: IRS Still Has Not Taken Necessary Steps to Prevent Billion Dollar Prisoner Tax Fraud
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Prisoner Tax Refund Fraud: Delays Continue in Completing Agreements to Share Information With Prisons, and Reports to Congress Are Not Timely or Complete (2014-40-091):…
  • Nov 25

    Ranking of School Does Not Affect Quality of Teaching

    Ranking of School Does Not Affect Quality of Teaching
    Chronicle of Higher Education, Colleges’ Prestige Doesn’t Guarantee a Top-Flight Learning Experience: [T]his year’s National Survey of Student Engagement [Nessie], which was released on Thursday, ... took a stab at identifying…
Rank this Week: 28

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839
    Within the post Stupid Patent of the Month: Who Wants to Buy Teamwork From Penn State? , EFF concludesWe urge Penn State and all universities to be more responsible. Instead of selling patents that have little value except as litigation…
  • Nov 23

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014
    The first story, done by Steve Kroft, on Falling Apart, on infrastructure decline.70,000 bridges need to be fixed. Roy LaHood. First up, city of Pittsburgh, with Liberty Bridge illustrated. 300 bridges become structurally deficient each…
  • Nov 23

    Patent "Quality", again

    Patent "Quality", again
    Within the law review article by Liang, 11 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 477: There is some dispute, however, over the extent to which allowance rates actually reflect patent quality, or more fundamentally what the "allowance rate"…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Nov 24

    It’s That Time of Year Again

    It’s That Time of Year Again
    …when I ask you to vote for Jotwell at the ABA Law Blog 100 competition (look under “profs”). Mom – you don’t have to be a lawyer to vote.
  • Nov 24

    Nice Surprise

    Nice Surprise
    Someone sent me this via a student-run candygram service today.
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
Rank this Week: 26

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: 27

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/
  • Nov 25

    Tesón on Kiobel

    Tesón on Kiobel
    Fernando R. Tesón (Florida State University College of Law) has posted The Kiobel Decision: The End of an Era (8 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 359 (2013)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I started teaching international law in...
  • Nov 25

    Austin on the Rule of Law & Private Property

    Austin on the Rule of Law & Private Property
    Lisa M. Austin (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted The Power of the Rule of Law (in Lisa M Austin and Dennis Klimchuk (eds) Private Law and the Rule of Law (Oxford University Press, 2014)) on SSRN....
  • Nov 25

    Bray on Multi-Function Doctrine

    Bray on Multi-Function Doctrine
    Samuel L. Bray (UCLA School of Law) has posted On Doctrines That Do Many Things on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Every kitchen has two kinds of tools. Some of these tools do many things well, like a chef’s knife....
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Nov 25

    Heartbalm Torts Not for Kid

    Heartbalm Torts Not for Kid
    Depending on the state, there are several heartbalm torts that allow the brokenhearted to recover for their romantic troubles. Lovers--whether married or not--can sue in tort each other or a third party who caused a romance to go sour. In a…
  • Nov 25

    One Way Neuroscience Will Eventually Affect the Law

    One Way Neuroscience Will Eventually Affect the Law
    In two prior posts, I argued that the jury is still out as to whether neuroscience will radically alter our notions of criminal responsibility. I do, however, believe that technological advances in neuroscience will eventually have major…
  • Nov 25

    Narrowing Precedent and the Digital Fourth Amendment

    Narrowing Precedent and the Digital Fourth Amendment
    My new paper, "Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court," is now posted online. (Thanks to LTB for publicizing it!) The basic idea is that the Supreme Court frequently narrows its precedents, including in "liberal"…
Rank this Week: 31

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/
  • Nov 25

    Dealing with Facebook Friend requests from those not using Facebook

    Dealing with Facebook Friend requests from those not using Facebook
    It is really hard to accept Facebook Friend requests from people who do not “use” Facebook. What I mean by “use” is regularly sharing items on Facebook. Whether it’s personal items (pictures of family etc),…
  • Nov 25

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Client Service, Forced to Cyber-Spy, EEOC Oversight

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Client Service, Forced to Cyber-Spy, EEOC Oversight
    Despite hoping to see some today, there wasn’t any Michael Brown analysis on the LexBlog Network today. So instead, we went off network for a piece on LXBN, as Zosha rounds up explanations on why the grand jury was a sham. Total posts…
  • Nov 24

    Will lawyers excercise the power of the blog on Ferguson?

    Will lawyers excercise the power of the blog on Ferguson?
    Will lawyers across the country openly speak up regarding the Ferguson Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Brown for the shooting of Michael Brown? Do they agree with the prosecutor’s decision to seek a…
Rank this Week: 32

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Tate on the Problem of Perpetuities in Revolutionary North Carolina

    Tate on the Problem of Perpetuities in Revolutionary North Carolina
    Joshua C. Tate, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, has posted Perpetuities and the Genius of a Free State, which is forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review 67 (2014): 101-12.  Here is the abstract:The recent rise of…
  • Nov 25

    Women Trailblazers in the Law: An Oral History Serie

    Women Trailblazers in the Law: An Oral History Serie
    We have only recently learned of an extraordinary oral history series, the Women Trailblazers in the Law Project, which was originated by the Commission on Women in the Profession and is now sponsored by the American Bar Association's Senior…
  • Nov 24

    New Release: Blanck on "Forging an American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts"

    New Release: Blanck on "Forging an American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts"
    New from the University of Georgia Press: Tyrannicide: Forging an American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts, by Emily Blanck (Rowan University). The Press explains:Tyrannicide uses a captivating narrative to…
Rank this Week: 34

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Nov 25

    Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption?

    Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption?
    Plenty of companies brag that their communications app is encrypted. But that marketing claim demands a followup question: who has the key? The post Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption? appeared first on WIRED.
  • Nov 25

    How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

    How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap
    How the world's first real computer, the ENIAC, was restored by an unlikely group of conservationists—all thanks to Ross Perot. The post How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap appeared first on WIRED.
  • Nov 24

    Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer

    Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer
    Piecing together new information from various researchers, it's clear the 'Regin" malware is one of the most sophisticated nation-state spy tools ever found. The post Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian…
Rank this Week: 35

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 25

    International Migration Outlook 2014

    International Migration Outlook 2014
    International Migration Outlook 2014 Publication Date : 01 Dec 2014 This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. This edition also…
  • Nov 25

    Part of the Obama Plan: Revise Removal Prioritie

    Part of the Obama Plan: Revise Removal Prioritie
    As fleshed out in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. One item on the list of immigration initiatives is "Revise Removal Priorities":…
  • Nov 25

    A Discussion On The President's Executive Action On Immigration

    A Discussion On The President's Executive Action On Immigration
    I had the opportunity to discuss the President's immigration initiatives on Capital Public Radio yesterday morning. Although the press reports strongly suggest that the President Obama's initiatives may border on the unconstitutional (which…
Rank this Week: 36

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    LAPD Searching For Hit-and-Run Driver

    LAPD Searching For Hit-and-Run Driver
    Carlos Cuellar, 54, was critically injured in a pedestrian accident near downtown Los Angeles, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a KTLA news report, the major injury collision occurred the night of November 17,…
  • Nov 19

    Toddler Suffers Severe Facial Injuries In Riverside Dog Attack

    Toddler Suffers Severe Facial Injuries In Riverside Dog Attack
    A 1-year-old boy identified as Kaidyn Sutton suffered severe facial injuries after a dog attacked him in a Riverside County park on November 14, 2014. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident occurred at Primrose Park…
  • Nov 18

    Elderly Pedestrian Struck By Elderly Driver In Costa Mesa

    Elderly Pedestrian Struck By Elderly Driver In Costa Mesa
    A 92-year-old man was critically injured in a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident after a 95-year-old driver struck him. According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the injury collision occurred near the intersection of Baker Street and Loren…
Rank this Week: 33

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Nov 25

    NY Fed – Household Debt Balances Increase as Deleveraging Period Conclude

    NY Fed – Household Debt Balances Increase as Deleveraging Period Conclude
    Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw: “The New York Fed released the Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit for the third quarter of 2014 today. Balances continued to rise slightly, with an…
  • Nov 25

    What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web

    What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web
    “American internet users’ knowledge of the modern technology landscape varies widely across a range of topics, according to a new knowledge quiz conducted by the Pew Research Center as part of its ongoing series commemorating…
  • Nov 25

    FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile

    FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile
    “The third quarter 2014 FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile (QBP) is now available on line. FDIC-insured institutions reported aggregate net income of $38.7 billion in the third quarter of 2014, up $2.6 billion (7.3 percent) from earnings of…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    The Meaning of "Parody" Under the "InfoSoc" Directive

    The Meaning of "Parody" Under the "InfoSoc" Directive
    Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton School of Law, is publishing Just a Matter of Laugh? Why the CJEU Decision in Deckmyn is Broader than Parody in the Common Market Law Review (2015). Here is the abstract. On 3 September 2014...
  • Nov 25

    Online Content Distribution and Unfair Trading

    Online Content Distribution and Unfair Trading
    Katri Havu, University of Helsinki, is publishing Unfair Commercial Contracts and Online Content Distribution: Insights into Problems, Regulation and Potential of European Harmonization in Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland,…
  • Nov 25

    The European Data Protection Directive and Media Expression

    The European Data Protection Directive and Media Expression
    David Erdos, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, has published Fundamentally Off Balance: European Union Data Protection Law and Media Expression as University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 42/2014. Here is the abstract.…
Rank this Week: 37

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
Rank this Week: 39

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 40

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Nov 24

    Feds to Auction Silk Road Bitcoins Belonging to Ross William Ulbricht

    Feds to Auction Silk Road Bitcoins Belonging to Ross William Ulbricht
    Going Public LawyerLast week, the US Marshals Service announced that it will hold an auction on December 4, to sell 50,000 bitcoins that belong to Ross William Ulbricht.  Ulbricht is alleged to have operated the first Silk Road…
Rank this Week: 43

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Massachusetts Hardest Hit in Salmonella Sproutbreak

    Massachusetts Hardest Hit in Salmonella Sproutbreak
    As of November 24, a total of 68 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 10 states. The number of ill people identified in... Continue Reading
  • Nov 24

    What is Brave? by Melissa Kaye

    What is Brave? by Melissa Kaye
    I pulled this off of Huffington Post: Brave is the little girl who sits by herself at the breakfast table while I pack her lunch or take a shower. No... Continue Reading
  • Nov 23

    1,200 Pounds of Beef Recalled After Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test

    1,200 Pounds of Beef Recalled After Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test
    On Saturday afternoon FSIS announced that Ranchers Legacy Meat Co., of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota was recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 42

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
  • Nov 25

    Discrimination is not natural; it is learned: Ending violence against women

    Discrimination is not natural; it is learned: Ending violence against women
    Sometimes when I’m in a group of women, I find myself silently ticking us off by sets of three: one, two, three; one, two, three.  Statistically, I know, 1 in 3 of us will be raped, beaten, or otherwise abused … Please…
  • Nov 24

    Ferguson: Today marks a pivotal moment for US human right

    Ferguson: Today marks a pivotal moment for US human right
    Today, we learned that a grand jury in Ferguson decided not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown — an unarmed 18-year-old — in August. The community response to Mike Brown’s death,…
  • Nov 22

    Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety

    Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety
    Victory! Following the sentencing of Brishna’s rapist, Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring Brishna’s protection. In May 2014, Brishna, a 10-year-old girl from Kunduz province, was raped by a local mullah.  She…
Rank this Week: 44

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Nov 25

    The Ferguson Lie

    The Ferguson Lie
    Americans may be a smart, educated people, but we are lazy and ignorant. It’s too much effort for our delicate sensibilities to gain a deeper understanding of how our nation functions. This is why the Ferguson Lie happened. This is why…
  • Nov 24

    When There Is No Room Left For Fact

    When There Is No Room Left For Fact
    Rarely do I mention when I’ve been interviewed, or quoted in a newspaper or appear on TV.  Not only do I find such shameless self-promotion distasteful, but it’s just not that big a deal.  So forgive me for bringing this…
  • Nov 24

    Whether “Boy With Toy” Or “Black Male,” Tamir Rice Is Now Dead

    Whether “Boy With Toy” Or “Black Male,” Tamir Rice Is Now Dead
    The 911 caller explained that the gun may not have been real, and the black male may have been a boy.  In fact, it was a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice.  The operator’s call to police wasn’t quite so detailed: Officers…
Rank this Week: 47

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
  • Nov 24

    Cheryl Abbate Wants Marquette to Censor?

    Cheryl Abbate Wants Marquette to Censor?
    Marquette University teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate doesn’t like the fact that Professor John McAdams criticized her for not allowing students to discuss gay rights. His article got noticed by Inside Higher Ed, so instead of defending…
  • Nov 24

    What is Financial Statement Fraud?

    What is Financial Statement Fraud?
    Tracy Coenen gives a brief overview of some of the most common financial statement fraud schemes.
  • Nov 18

    Roca Labs Must Be Mocked

    Roca Labs Must Be Mocked
    The Roca Labs saga continues… with more unsuccessful attempts to silence anyone who talks or writes about the company’s scammy product and despicable methods of squelching criticism. The company is upset that consumers, Marc…
Rank this Week: 45