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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/
  • Aug 22

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Busy day. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 22

    James Foley Killing: Knife Switch?

    James Foley Killing: Knife Switch?
    On James Foley, I think it's odd that the knife in the ISIS guy's hands in the execution video doesn't match the one on the ground next to Foley's body after he is killed. And we don't see the ISIS guy actually cutting Foley.... [[ This is a…
  • Aug 21

    ISIS' Final Email to James Foley Family: Filled With Threats to America

    ISIS' Final Email to James Foley Family: Filled With Threats to America
    Here is the final email ISIS sent to the family of journalist James Wright Foley, who was executed this week. As for the reasons for disclosing it: The Foley family has agreed to release the email from Foley’s captors. GlobalPost has…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Woman Gets 3 Year Prison Sentence for Defrauding Lender

    Woman Gets 3 Year Prison Sentence for Defrauding Lender
    Soo Kyung Hong, aka Maria Hong, 48, Los Angeles, California, was sentenced to three years in federal prison for orchestrating a scheme that led to the fraudulent purchase of four properties worth more than $2 million. The defendant was…
  • Aug 22

    Woman Sent to Prison for Fraudulent REO Purchase Scheme

    Woman Sent to Prison for Fraudulent REO Purchase Scheme
    Daniela Spiridon, 43, St. Charles, Missouri, was sentenced to 78 months in prison involving a real estate scheme related to the purchase and sale of REO properties. In addition to the prison sentence, she was also ordered to pay $2,499,988…
  • Aug 22

    Man Admits Giving Buyers Undisclosed Incentives and Kickback

    Man Admits Giving Buyers Undisclosed Incentives and Kickback
    Brandon Bolger, 40, Chicago, Illinois, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire, mail and bank fraud for failing to disclose to purchasers’ mortgage lenders material facts about the financing of the sale of condominium units. Bolger…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total
    Sheriff Grady JuddOriginal Article (Video available) 08/09/2014 By Noah Pransky This is the first of a two-part series examining how law enforcement is blurring the lines on due process. POLK COUNTY - In the decade since Chris Hansen and…
  • Aug 17

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?
    Original Article 08/08/2014 By Sarah Tisinger MUSCATINE - When a 23-year-old Muscatine man convicted of lascivious acts with a child was released from prison after serving four years of a 15-year sentence, the People of Muscatine…
  • Aug 12

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!
    We are moving on with our lives and will not be updating this blog anymore. We will be deleting the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other accounts, but this blog will remain as it is. Sorry if this causes any inconveniences? Sincerely, Sex…
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/
  • Aug 22

    Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours – The Guardian

    Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours – The Guardian
    ‘Barnet council took the landlord of a house in Sunningfields Road, Hendon, to court after discovering he was renting a room which could not be accessed standing up. The head height along the course of the staircase was between 0.7m…
  • Aug 22

    Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC New

    Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC New
    ‘A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall.’ Full story BBC News, 22nd August 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Aug 22

    EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian

    EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian
    ‘EDF Energy is to pay out £3m to benefit “vulnerable customers” after an investigation by the energy industry watchdog Ofgem found that the company had breached complaint handling rules.’ Full story The Guardian,…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Aug 22

    MEXICOCINA!

    MEXICOCINA!
    "This from a man (child) who has eaten Mexican food in six Mexican States, spent decades convinced that good Mexican food in the USA was only obtainable in states that shared a border with Mexico, and was married to a Mexican woman for…
  • Aug 22

    CYBERGOTH COMPANION?

    CYBERGOTH COMPANION?
    @ Newark Airport
  • Aug 22

    FLYING GRAVE DIGGER!

    FLYING GRAVE DIGGER!
    MONSTER JAM! @ BB&T Center
Rank this Week: 6

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: 7

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Aug 22

    Brain Rebound? Are High LSAT Scorers Coming Back To Law School?

    Brain Rebound? Are High LSAT Scorers Coming Back To Law School?
    Perhaps we've finally plugged the brain drain away from law schools.
  • Aug 22

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.22.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.22.14
    * A Maryland judge ordered a court officer to deliver an electrical shock to a defendant. What the hell? [Baltimore Post-Examiner] * Be less of a lawyer. [Medium] * New York agrees to pay out $10 million to wrongfully convicted man. He may be…
  • Aug 22

    Stat Of The Week: Women Partner

    Stat Of The Week: Women Partner
    Stat of the Week about women partners at Am Law 50 firms.
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/
  • Aug 22

    California AG to appeal death penalty ruling

    California AG to appeal death penalty ruling
    [JURIST] California Attorney General Kamala Harris [official website] announced [press release] Thursday that she will appeal a recent ruling [JURIST report] striking down California's death penalty. A judge for the US District Court for the…
  • Aug 22

    UN reports 191,000 dead in Syria conflict

    UN reports 191,000 dead in Syria conflict
    [JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website] reported [report, PDF] Friday that at least 191,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict —almost double the number from last year's report.…
  • Aug 22

    Federal judge rules Florida same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

    Federal judge rules Florida same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
    [JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Florida's ban on same-sax marriage is unconstitutional and the state must recognize same-sex couples that…
Rank this Week: 10

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 22

    Tennessee Inmates File Suit Over Electric Chair Legislation

    Tennessee Inmates File Suit Over Electric Chair Legislation
    "Death row inmates sue to stop electric chair ‘torture’," is by Brian Haas at the Tennessean. A group of 10 death row inmates suing over lethal injection in Tennessee argued on Friday that the state’s backup plan -- the…
  • Aug 22

    Additional Coverage of Dr. Mark Dershwitz

    Additional Coverage of Dr. Mark Dershwitz
    The Guardian posts, "US executions face more uncertainty as expert refuses to defend drug protocols," by Jessica Glenza. The decision of America’s leading expert on lethal injection drugs to stop offering court testimony has left at…
  • Aug 22

    An OpEd by Michael Morton on the Todd Willingham Case

    An OpEd by Michael Morton on the Todd Willingham Case
    "Prosecutors are not above the law," is the title of Michael Morton's OpEd in today's Dallas Morning News. Three years ago, I sat in a Texas prison cell despite DNA evidence that proved my innocence. The prosecutor who had the...
Rank this Week: 11

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 20

    Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste

    Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste
    Francesco Silvestri (Dipartimento di Economia e Management, Universita di Ferrara) describes Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste. ABSTRACT: The article focuses on the European Union Municipal…
  • Aug 20

    COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCT MARKETS: A DISAGGREGATED STUDY FOR MILK AND BUTTER

    COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCT MARKETS: A DISAGGREGATED STUDY FOR MILK AND BUTTER
    Thore Holm, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat, Carsten Steinhagen, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat and Jens-Peter Loy, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat, Thomas Glauben Leibniz-Insititute IAMO analyze COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED…
  • Aug 20

    Administrative Antitrust

    Administrative Antitrust
    Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law has written on Administrative Antitrust. Worth downloading! ABSTRACT: Antitrust has long been treated as exceptional by the courts. This article argues that the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 12

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: 13

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    The NYT blithely dispenses with Scott Walker as a GOP presidential candidate.

    The NYT blithely dispenses with Scott Walker as a GOP presidential candidate.
    The column is "Taking Account of Republican Presidential Contenders," by Albert R. Hunt, which begins with the assertion that this year "hasn’t been so kind to... Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin." That's backed up only with this:Mr.…
  • Aug 22

    Before the performance...

    Before the performance...
    ... of "Travesties" at the American Players Theater the other night. This play was so good — as a text and as a performance — that the next day I bought tickets to see it again. And I also bought tickets to see "The Importance of…
  • Aug 22

    Neurocinematics.

    Neurocinematics.
    The science of why people cry at movies is deployed to design movies that will make people cry.If movie makers could really figure this out decisively, would you go to movies or avoid them? I'm very resistant to manipulation when I perceive…
Rank this Week: 14

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Aug 22

    A fourth same-sex marriage appeal filed

    A fourth same-sex marriage appeal filed
    Arguing that lower federal courts have “subverted” the Supreme Court’s decision last year on same-sex marriage, a Virginia court clerk on Friday filed his own petition – the second filing seeking a ruling on the…
  • Aug 22

    Rules for birth-control mandate after Hobby Lobby (UPDATED)

    Rules for birth-control mandate after Hobby Lobby (UPDATED)
    UPDATE 5:27 p.m.  The proposed new rules have now been published by the government.  The revisions for profit-making businesses are here, and for non-profit organizations are here. ———- The Obama administration,…
Rank this Week: 15

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses.

    CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses.
    In Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute;, Judge Dyk gives an expansive review of double-patenting.We now make explicit what was implicit in Gilead:the doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting contin-ues to apply where two patents that claim the…
  • Aug 20

    What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art?

    What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art?
    PatentDocs, in discussing the recent Apotex case on inequitable conduct, wroteThe opinion did draw an important distinction:To be clear, we agree with Apotex that Dr. Sherman had no duty to disclose his own suspicions or beliefs regarding the…
  • Aug 20

    Forbes criticizing Forbes on patents; one poseur dumping on another poseur?

    Forbes criticizing Forbes on patents; one poseur dumping on another poseur?
    A definition of a poseur is a person who pretends to be what he or she is not. Writers at Forbes pretend to be knowledgeable about patents. Criticizing an earlier Forbes piece [covered in IPBiz as Forbes dipping into yellow journalism on…
Rank this Week: 16

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 17

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 22

    Boston attack on Padma Lakshmi and crew

    Boston attack on Padma Lakshmi and crew
    If done by anyone other than unionists, this would by now be a trending national story: The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the…
  • Aug 21

    Why one New Jersey man doesn’t fight

    Why one New Jersey man doesn’t fight
    A successful whistleblower, he’s featured on the reality-TV show “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and one can only commend his pacific spirit, at least as regards physical combat: I don’t fight. I think it’s…
  • Aug 21

    Alcohol roundup

    Alcohol roundup
    David Henderson has been blogging excerpts from Dan Okrent’s book on Prohibition, Last Call, including one on the origins of “Raines Law hotels” [Econlog] Also, the “law-abiding” kind of speakeasy; and would…
Rank this Week: 18

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Aug 22

    Your Anonymous Posts to Secret Aren’t Anonymous After All

    Your Anonymous Posts to Secret Aren’t Anonymous After All
    White hat hacker Ben Caudill is halfway through his sandwich when he casually reaches over to his iPhone, swipes the screen a few times, then holds it up to me. “Is that you?” he asks. It is, but nobody was supposed to know.…
  • Aug 21

    How Hackers Could Mess With 911 Systems and Put You at Risk

    How Hackers Could Mess With 911 Systems and Put You at Risk
    The female caller was frantic. Why, she asked 911 dispatchers, hadn’t paramedics arrived to her home? She’d already called once to say her husband was writhing on the floor in pain. “Hurry up!,” she’d pleaded, as…
  • Aug 20

    Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanner

    Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanner
    Additionally, they found that they could infect the scanner with malware---most practically for an attacker by picking the lock on the scanner's cabinet and physically installing the malware on the PC inside.
Rank this Week: 19

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: 20

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/
  • Aug 22

    Miller on Conflicted Fiduciarie

    Miller on Conflicted Fiduciarie
    Paul B. Miller (McGill University Faculty of Law) has posted Multiple Loyalties and the Conflicted Fiduciary (Queen's Law Journal, Vol. 40, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Fiduciary loyalty is usually understood as implying an…
  • Aug 22

    Dudziak on War & Peace in Time & Space

    Dudziak on War & Peace in Time & Space
    Mary L. Dudziak (Emory University School of Law) has posted War and Peace in Time and Space (Seattle University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay is a critical reflection on peace, written for a symposium...
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on Waterfront Taking

    Eagle on Waterfront Taking
    Josh Eagle (University of South Carolina - School of Law) has posted The Lost Takings Test on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent decades, the Supreme Court has used oceanfront property as a principal vehicle for the development of...
Rank this Week: 21

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Aug 22

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?
    Open carry of a handgun is legal in most states without a special permit. Here's a map of where open carry of a handgun is legal.
  • Aug 22

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?
    Open carry of a handgun is legal in most states without a special permit. Here's a map of where open carry of a handgun is legal.
  • Aug 22

    What Monkey Selfies, Elephant Art, Catchphrases and DNA Have in Common

    What Monkey Selfies, Elephant Art, Catchphrases and DNA Have in Common
    The U.S. Copyright Office this week unveiled a draft of its latest administrative manual, a 1,222-page guide for agency staff, applicants, courts, lawyers and scholars or anybody who has a question about copyright procedures and practices but…
Rank this Week: 22

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Alberta E. coli Outbreak Hits 130 – Cause Elusive

    Alberta E. coli Outbreak Hits 130 – Cause Elusive
    So far 130 cases have been reported across Alberta, and health officials are trying to determine the cause. Tests have revealed that this particular strain isn’t found outside the Alberta... Continue Reading
  • Aug 22

    Evergreen Fresh Sprouts E. coli O121 Outbreak Over at 19

    Evergreen Fresh Sprouts E. coli O121 Outbreak Over at 19
    As of August 1, 2014 a total of 19 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 (STEC O121) were reported from six states.  The number... Continue Reading
  • Aug 22

    Texas Kroger Shopper Beset By Listeria Tainted Cantaloupe Surrived

    Texas Kroger Shopper Beset By Listeria Tainted Cantaloupe Surrived
    Mrs. Juanita Orozco Gomez is 66 years-old, and lives with her husband, Cesar, and grandson, Jesse, in Angleton, Texas.  Juanita and Cesar have raised a tight-knit family of nine children,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Aug 22

    Social Media, Energy Finance, Derivatives: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network

    Social Media, Energy Finance, Derivatives: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network
    Another summer week has come to a close, so it’s time to head out into the sun—but before doing so, we look back on the new publications joining us. We have three new blogs on the LexBlog Network this week, all from some pretty…
  • Aug 22

    3 keys to being the best law blogger in your niche

    3 keys to being the best law blogger in your niche
    The door is wide open for lawyers to become the best blogger in their niche — or at a minimum to become one of the best. Getting there doesn’t require journalistic writing, proper grammar, or loads of content. In a post this…
  • Aug 21

    Law blog comments have moved to social media

    Law blog comments have moved to social media
    Comments on law blogs have moved from blog sites to social media – and it’s a big plus for law bloggers. With a few exceptions, law blogs have always received few comments. People were reticent to leave comments on a…
Rank this Week: 25

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 22

    Estate Planning Under New York's Tax Law

    Estate Planning Under New York's Tax Law
    Previously in New York, estates worth one million or less were exempt for New York tax. Presently, the exemption is $2,062,500. It increases to $3.125 million in 2015, $4,187,500 in 2016 and $5.250 million in 2017. If you die leaving...
  • Aug 22

    New Law Urges Samsung to Spend

    New Law Urges Samsung to Spend
    Samsung Electronics Co. is sitting on a cash pile that is 58 percent larger than Apple Inc.’s treasure chest. The message to South Korea’s biggest company is “use it or lose it.” The government of President Park Geun Hye published...
  • Aug 22

    Understanding FATCA

    Understanding FATCA
    Enacted in 2010, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is America’s global tax law. Not only does FATCA effect Americans, but its impact on the world is most astounding. FATCA requires foreign banks to reveal Americans with…
Rank this Week: 29

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 22

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    The American Lawyer, The Churn: Sam Maruca (IRS) to Covington & Burling The Atlantic, The Tax Dodge That Has Plagued the U.S. for More Than a Decade Bloomberg, BofA Mortgage Settlement Leads to Calls for Borrower Tax Relief Bloomberg, Lew…
  • Aug 22

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup
    Johannes Becker (University of Cologne) & Ronald Davies (University College Dublin), A Negotiation-Based Model of Tax-Induced Transfer Pricing Joshua Blank (NYU) & Ruth Mason (Virginia), United States National Report on Exchange of…
  • Aug 22

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Susan Apel (Vermont), Career Mentoring: I Made a Mistake, Or Not Charleston Post and Courier, Charleston School of Law Kicks Off New Year Amid Uncertainty Over Ownership ExamSoft, July Bar Update Rebecca Flanagan (UMass), The Kids Aren't…
Rank this Week: 31

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/
  • Aug 22

    Number of FAR Forms in First Distribution Over Time

    Number of FAR Forms in First Distribution Over Time
    The first distribution of the FAR AALS forms came out this week. Here are the number of FAR forms in the first distribution for each year since 2009. (All information obtained from various blog posts and blog comments over the years and not…
  • Aug 22

    An Update on the "Satanic Black Mass" Story

    An Update on the "Satanic Black Mass" Story
    For students of law and religion, not to mention the much larger audience that likes stories about replevin, the story about the planned Satanic "black Mass" at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall has been very interesting.…
  • Aug 22

    Talking about free speech or talking about racial justice?

    Talking about free speech or talking about racial justice?
    The focus of public and media conversation on Ferguson has shfted. We are talking less about the triggering events--the possible murder/possible unconstitutionally excessive police shooting of Michael Brown,(*) the underlying racial…
Rank this Week: 26

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 22

    “Rules of War” & 1882 US joinder of 1864 Geneva Convention, 150 years old today

    “Rules of War” & 1882 US joinder of 1864 Geneva Convention, 150 years old today
    In honor of the 150th anniversary today of the very first Geneva Convention on the laws of war, the International Committee of the Red Cross issued the brilliant video above: Rules of War in 4 very informative minutes. Through simple yet…
  • Aug 22

    Security Council Resolution 2170 against the world’s richest terrorist organization

    Security Council Resolution 2170 against the world’s richest terrorist organization
    On 15 August 2014, about a week prior to harsh criticism from the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay ( available here ) for its lack of responsiveness, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2170 in response to…
  • Aug 22

    In Pursuit of Peace SC Resolution 2171

    In Pursuit of Peace SC Resolution 2171
    I recently returned from a conference celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Peace Research Association titled “Uniting for Peace: Building Sustainable Peace Through Universal Values”. This was held in the…
Rank this Week: 28

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
  • Aug 20

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Leachman

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Leachman
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 13-0627, 2014 MT 231N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JAMES HENRY LEACHMAN, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Aug 20

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Strieter

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Strieter
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 14-0134, 2014 MT 230N, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: DEBRA STRIETER, Petitioner and Appellee, and CAREY STRIETER, Respondent and…
  • Aug 20

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Jenkins v. U.S. Bank

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Jenkins v. U.S. Bank
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – INJUNCTION DA 13-0838, 2014 MT 229N, JOHN JENKINS and CANDACE JENKINS, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TRUSTEE,…
Rank this Week: 30

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

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

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

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

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

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

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

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

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 27

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Tillman on Originalism and the Disqualification Clause

    Tillman on Originalism and the Disqualification Clause
    Seth Barrett Tillman, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Faculty of Law, has posted Originalism and the Scope of the Constitution's Disqualification Clause, which is forthcoming in the Quinnipiac Law Review 33 (2014).  Here is the…
  • Aug 22

    Waugh on Australia's Chinese Exclusion Case

    Waugh on Australia's Chinese Exclusion Case
    John Waugh, Melbourne Law School, has posted an article from his backlist, Chung Teong Toy v Musgrove and the Commonwealth Executive.  It first appeared in Public Law Review 2 (1991): 160–178.  Here is the…
  • Aug 21

    Tomlins on Historicism and Materiality in Legal Theory

    Tomlins on Historicism and Materiality in Legal Theory
    Christopher Tomlins, University of California, Berkeley, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, has posted Historicism and Materiality in Legal Theory, which is forthcoming in Law, Theory and History: New Essays on a Neglected Dialogue, ed.…
Rank this Week: 32

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
  • Aug 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset
    Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and…
  • Aug 5

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
  • Jul 30

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor
    Sam Antar, former CFO of massive fraud Crazy Eddie, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
Rank this Week: 33

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
Rank this Week: 36

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: 35

Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

Covers military law.

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was $5.31 plus…
  • Apr 24

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay
    As regular readers of Dreadnaught will recall, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year.  Then the president learned that it may not be so easy to close.  Congress then opposed the closing and withheld the necessary…
  • Apr 23

    Review of Spyderco Captain

    Review of Spyderco Captain
    I recently purchased a Spyderco  Captain.  This is my third Spyderco.  I purchased this knife from PDQ Blades.  Great customer service and fast shipping. This knife is no longer made by Spyderco, but you can still find it on ebay and…
Rank this Week: 34

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Aug 22

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sábado, 23/8 8h - Saber Direito Debate O professor Clever Vasconcelos conversa sobre a dinâmica do processo eleitoral no Brasil e sobre sua carreira como promotor de Justiça do Estado de São Paulo e professor de…
  • Aug 22

    STF suspende decisão que afastou do cargo presidente da Assembleia Legislativa do AP

    STF suspende decisão que afastou do cargo presidente da Assembleia Legislativa do AP
    O presidente eleito do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), ministro Ricardo Lewandowski, deferiu o pedido apresentado na Suspensão de Liminar (SL) 808 para suspender decisão do Tribunal de Justiça do Amapá que afastou…
  • Aug 22

    Conselho de fiscalização de classe não tem legitimidade para propor ADPF

    Conselho de fiscalização de classe não tem legitimidade para propor ADPF
    O ministro Dias Toffoli, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), negou seguimento à Arguição de Descumprimento de Preceito Fundamental (ADPF) 264, ajuizada pelo Conselho Federal de Corretores de Imóveis (COFECI) contra…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Aug 22

    Housing Restrictions Keep Sex Offenders in Prison Beyond Release Date

    Housing Restrictions Keep Sex Offenders in Prison Beyond Release Date
    8-22-2014 New York: Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release dates because of a new interpretation of a state law that governs where they can live. The law,…
  • Aug 21

    An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminal

    An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminal
    8-21-2014 Oklahoma: Shedding the stigma and reducing recidivism through support, education and therapy – not prison time OKLAHOMA CITY – Sex offender. The phrase conjures pariahs living under bridges. Adults "grooming"…
  • Aug 20

    The Source: Is It Time To Reform Sex Offender Laws?

    The Source: Is It Time To Reform Sex Offender Laws?
    8-20-2014 Texas Public Radio: More than 80,000 Texans are registered sex offenders. The crimes range from the violent and truly heinous to the nonviolent and sometimes absurd. In more than half of U.S. states, including Texas, a teenager…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Aug 19

    Valde Mirum

    Valde Mirum
    This is soooo weird: Krebs on Security, Lorem Ipsum: Of Good & Evil, Google & China.
  • Aug 18

    Ferguson’s Backstory

    Ferguson’s Backstory
    Amazing Whitepaper by ArchCity Defenders, a legal aid organization representing indigent defendants in the St. Louis metropolitan area, on how Ferguson police/prosecutors/judiciary are in league to milk poor defendants of large fines on the…
  • Aug 18

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 2L and 3L students only: Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a third student editor. The ideal candidate will be…
Rank this Week: 39

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Federal Agencies Act To Expand Exemptions To Contraceptive Madate For Religious Objector

    Federal Agencies Act To Expand Exemptions To Contraceptive Madate For Religious Objector
    Federal agencies today issued two relases on changes to the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act.  The first Release adopts interim final rules for non-profit religious charities and educational instituitons that…
  • Aug 22

    Summary Contempt Finding For Wearing Religious Head Covering Reversed

    Summary Contempt Finding For Wearing Religious Head Covering Reversed
    Without reaching the free exercise issue, in State of New Jersey v, Graham, (NJ App., Aug. 12, 2014), the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division held that a municipal court judge acted improperly in summarily holding a defendant…
  • Aug 22

    Trial Court Strikes Down North Carolina School Voucher Program

    Trial Court Strikes Down North Carolina School Voucher Program
    In North Carolina yesterday, a state trial court judge struck down on state constitutional grounds North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program. As reported by Reuters, Judge Robert Hobgood ruled that the voucher program diverts funds…
Rank this Week: 40

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

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

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
  • Aug 22

    CFP: Asia Pacific Law Review

    CFP: Asia Pacific Law Review
    Asia Pacific Law Review (APLR) welcomes high-quality original papers from academics, practitioners, researchers, and other people all over the world who have expertise in the relevant fields. Previous contributors of APLR include leading…
  • Aug 22

    Economics of Litigation and Civil Procedure – Duck Key, FL

    Economics of Litigation and Civil Procedure – Duck Key, FL
    The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law invites applications for an upcoming LEC Workshop for Law Professors: LEC Workshop for Law Professors on the Economics of Litigation and Civil Procedure. The workshop…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 43

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 22

    PSA: Stop Helping The Bad Guys, You Twitterer

    PSA: Stop Helping The Bad Guys, You Twitterer
    The Associated Press reported that all you social media addicts are enabling the bad guys. SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the…
  • Aug 22

    Because The Government Blew It

    Because The Government Blew It
    In what may be one of the most bizarre gaps of logic offered as if it makes any sense at all, Amanda Marcotte at Slate’s XX Factor contends that the statute of limitations for rape should be eliminated. State Sen. Wendy Davis, the…
  • Aug 22

    What’s Worse Than Anonymous Trolls?

    What’s Worse Than Anonymous Trolls?
    The New York Times Room for Debate raised the question, again, of whether online anonymity, what it called “The War on Trolls,” must be stopped: The Internet may be losing the war against trolls, a broad term for destructive…
Rank this Week: 42

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Aug 22

    The Siren Song of Unlimited Contractual Freedom

    The Siren Song of Unlimited Contractual Freedom
    Editor's Note: The following post is based on a recent article, forthcoming in Elgar Handbook on Alternative Entities (Eds. Mark Lowenstein and Robert Hillman, Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)., earlier issued as a working paper of the Harvard…
  • Aug 21

    Adoption of Cross-Border Securities-Based Swap Rules under the Dodd-Frank Act

    Adoption of Cross-Border Securities-Based Swap Rules under the Dodd-Frank Act
    Editor's Note: Mary Jo White is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The following post is based on Chair White’s remarks at a recent open meeting of the SEC, available here. The views expressed in this post are those…
  • Aug 20

    The Long-Term Consequences of Hedge Fund Activism

    The Long-Term Consequences of Hedge Fund Activism
    Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and this post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum. The post puts forward criticism of an empirical study by Lucian Bebchuk, Alon Brav, and Wei…
Rank this Week: 46

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 48