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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/
  • Feb 26

    Jihadi John's Travel to Syria

    Jihadi John's Travel to Syria
    I see many news reports saying Mohammed Emwazi, aka "Jihadi John" went to Syria in 2012. CAGE says it was 2013. In early 2013, Mohammed's father suggested that he should think about changing his name by deed poll, so that perhaps the…
  • Feb 26

    "Jihadi John" Identified

    "Jihadi John" Identified
    The black-clad executioner in ISIS beheading videos has been identified by the media as Mohammed Emwazi. He grew up in London, graduated college, and according to CAGE, which corresponded with him, was harassed by British intelligence and…
  • Feb 25

    Twitter vs. ISIS

    Twitter vs. ISIS
    I really wish Twitter would stop deleting ISIS accounts. In the last three hours, 20 accounts I've been following are gone. This has been going on for weeks. I don't like one-sided news. ISIS accounts are a source of information.…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Man Pleads Guilty to Timeshare Resale Scam

    Man Pleads Guilty to Timeshare Resale Scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. James Currey, 55, Orlando, Florida, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with a telemarketing scam wherein the defendant targeted timeshare owners and falsely promised a buyer…
  • Feb 25

    Former Sr. VP Pleads Guilty to Misapplication of Bank Fund

    Former Sr. VP Pleads Guilty to Misapplication of Bank Fund
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Justin T. Brough, 39, North Las Vegas, Nevada, a former senior vice president of Bank of America, Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to misapplication of bank funds in a scheme that led to over $6.4 million in losses on two loans.…
  • Feb 25

    Man Admits Mortgage Scheme Involving Inflated Purchase Price

    Man Admits Mortgage Scheme Involving Inflated Purchase Price
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Enrique Hernandez, 34, Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank and mail fraud in connection with a scheme to inflate purchase prices and share kickbacks with his conspirators.The properties purchased…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Feb 27

    Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC New

    Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC New
    ‘Former pop star Gary Glitter has been jailed for a total of 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.’ Full story BBC News, 27th February 2015 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Feb 27

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘Traveller Movement v Ofcom and Channel 4, [2015] EWHC 406 (Admin), 20 February 2015. One of the nation’s great televisual fascinations last week became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that demonstrates…
  • Feb 27

    Supreme Court – the right to be on the beach – UK Human Rights Blog

    Supreme Court – the right to be on the beach – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘The Queen (on the application of Newhaven Port and Properties Limited) v East Sussex County Council and Newhaven Town Council [2015] SC 7 25 February 2015. Late February is not necessarily the best time of year for a bit of UK sea…
Rank this Week: 4

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    FL - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: THE RALLY IN TALLY

    FL - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: THE RALLY IN TALLY
    Advocates of sex offender registry reform will gather in a peaceful protest at the Florida State House in Tallahassee FL on April 22, 2015 during the annual Lauren Book's 'Walk In My Shoes' event. The Rally in Tally is a joint collaboration…
  • Feb 23

    UK - Facebook case: Sex offender is awarded £20,000 in damage

    UK - Facebook case: Sex offender is awarded £20,000 in damage
    Original Article 02/20/2015 Damages of £20,000 have been awarded to a convicted sex offender who sued Facebook, the operator of a page called Keeping our Kids Safe from Predators 2. Facebook Ireland Limited, hosted the page, operated…
  • Feb 22

    CA - Why Are So Many Sex Offenders Getting Murdered in California's Prisons?

    CA - Why Are So Many Sex Offenders Getting Murdered in California's Prisons?
    Original Article 02/18/2015 By Seth Ferranti In prison, there is no creature lower than a sex offender. Even snitches get a pass before these guys. SOs, chomos, pedophiles—the nicknames all mean the same thing, and they help average…
Rank this Week: 6

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    WHAT, NO POLE DANCING?

    WHAT, NO POLE DANCING?
    Sign (posted in a NYC subway car) reads: "Poles Are For Your Safety, Not Your Latest Routine. Hold the pole, not our attention. A subway car is no place for showtime."
  • Feb 26

    HALF EMPTY?

    HALF EMPTY?
    A bottle looks empty .... As does a glass .... But no worries, as there's more to go around ....
  • Feb 26

    FRESH FISH FOR SALE

    FRESH FISH FOR SALE
    @ Galle, Sri Lanka
Rank this Week: 7

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 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/
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/
  • Feb 27

    European top court issues preliminary opinion on US soldier seeking asylum in Germany

    European top court issues preliminary opinion on US soldier seeking asylum in Germany
    [JURIST] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] issued a preliminary judgment [text] on Thursday that found a US soldier could possible seek asylum in Germany if he can show a proper reason for his desertion. André…
  • Feb 27

    Wisconsin senate approves right-to-work bill

    Wisconsin senate approves right-to-work bill
    [JURIST] The Wisconsin Senate [official website] on Wednesday approved Senate Bill 44 [text], commonly known as the right-to-work bill. In general, the legislation provides that employees cannot be required to join a labor organization.…
  • Feb 26

    9/11 case halted by order forcing judges to move to Guantanamo

    9/11 case halted by order forcing judges to move to Guantanamo
    [JURIST] A military judge on Wednesday halted proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case due to a new Defense Department [official website] rule that forces judges to relocate to Guantanamo Bay. In December military commission judges were…
Rank this Week: 10

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Argument preview: A Ninth Circuit capital habeas case with a complicated doctrinal twist

    Argument preview: A Ninth Circuit capital habeas case with a complicated doctrinal twist
    Whether deservedly or not, an opinion by Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt granting habeas relief to a state prisoner notwithstanding the deferential approach mandated by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA)…
  • Feb 27

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. It has been a rough month since our last installment. Much of the country, from the Dakotas to Dallas, has seen record low temperatures, causing pipes to burst, and creating icy roads and…
  • Feb 27

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    All eyes are on next week’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the challenge to the availability of tax subsidies for individuals who purchase their health insurance on a marketplace created by the federal government.  I previewed…
Rank this Week: 11

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Feb 27

    Calabresi & Braga on "Scalia: A Court of One" by Murphy

    Calabresi & Braga on "Scalia: A Court of One" by Murphy
    Steven G. Calabresi (Northwestern University - School of Law) & Justin R. Braga (Brown University) have posted The Jurisprudence of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Response to Professor Bruce Allen Murphy and Professor Justin Driver on SSRN.…
  • Feb 26

    Behrens on Ordoliberalism & EU Competition Law

    Behrens on Ordoliberalism & EU Competition Law
    Peter Behrens (Europa-Kolleg Hamburg) has posted The 'Consumer Choice' Paradigm in German Ordoliberalism and its Impact Upon EU Competition Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper explores the origin and development of the…
  • Feb 26

    Monroe Freedman

    Monroe Freedman
    From Leiter comes the news that Monroe Freedman, the extraordinary scholar of legal ethics, has passed.
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

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
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
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/
  • Feb 27

    Inconvenient Truths on Merger Retrospective Studie

    Inconvenient Truths on Merger Retrospective Studie
    Gregory J. Werden, U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division offers Inconvenient Truths on Merger Retrospective Studies. ABSTRACT: Inconvenient truths prevent merger retrospective studies from substantially altering our understanding of…
  • Feb 27

    Transactional Resolutions in German Competition Law & Merger Control

    Transactional Resolutions in German Competition Law & Merger Control
    Eckart Bueren, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law has written on Transactional Resolutions in German Competition Law & Merger Control. ABSTRACT: Are transactional resolutions of competition law and merger…
  • Feb 26

    Dynamic Spatial Competition Between Multi-Store Firm

    Dynamic Spatial Competition Between Multi-Store Firm
    Victor Aguirregabiria and Gustavo Vicentini explore Dynamic Spatial Competition Between Multi-Store Firms. ABSTRACT: We propose a dynamic model of an oligopoly industry characterized by spatial competition between multi-store retailers. Firms…
Rank this Week: 16

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

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

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

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

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 17

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Is it a surprise 40% of small law firms don’t have a website?

    Is it a surprise 40% of small law firms don’t have a website?
    Rocket Matter’s Lisa Pansini shared a nice infographic with 10 surprising stats on law firm websites. The first being that nearly 40% of all small law firms don’t have websites. More consumers of legal services start their…
  • Feb 26

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Target Breach, Net Neutrality, Bob Marley

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Target Breach, Net Neutrality, Bob Marley
    In the big rule of the day, the FCC officially voted to regulate the Internet like a utility. Travis Crabtree has a quick (and good) reaction to that in today’s roundup. Total posts on the LexBlog Network today: 176. Bob Marley’s…
  • Feb 26

    Law firm digital publishing needs to be a conversation

    Law firm digital publishing needs to be a conversation
    Lost on most blogging lawyers and law firms is that blogging represents something much different than writing an article for dissemination. Blogging represents an opportunity to develop relationships with your readers. Relationships developed…
Rank this Week: 18

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Feb 27

    How To Sabotage Encryption Software (And Not Get Caught)

    How To Sabotage Encryption Software (And Not Get Caught)
    When crypto researchers set out to discover the best way to undermine encryption software, they did so believing it would help them eradicate backdoors in the future. Here's what they found. The post How To Sabotage Encryption Software (And…
  • Feb 25

    Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didn’t Get Its Crypto Key

    Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didn’t Get Its Crypto Key
    As the the company confirmed the hacks, it downplayed their significance, insisting that the attackers failed to get inside the network where cryptographic keys are stored to protect mobile communications. The post Gemalto Confirms It Was…
  • Feb 24

    Snowden: Spy Agencies ‘Screwed All of Us’ in Hacking Crypto Key

    Snowden: Spy Agencies ‘Screwed All of Us’ in Hacking Crypto Key
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden didn’t mince words during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Monday when he said the NSA and the British spy agency GCHQ had “screwed all of us” when it hacked into the Dutch firm Gemalto to…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 20

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 27

    Six Deans Join Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

    Six Deans Join Law Deans on Legal Education Blog
    The Law Professor Blogs Network is thrilled to announce that our Law Deans on Legal Education Blog, ably manned by Rick Bales (Dean, Ohio Northern) and Richard Gershon (Dean, Mississippi), is adding six new Deans: JoAnne Epps (Dean, Temple)…
  • Feb 27

    NALP: The Continued Improvement in Law Grad Job Prospect

    NALP: The Continued Improvement in Law Grad Job Prospect
    National Law Journal op-ed: Ground for Measured Optimism on Job Prospects, by James Leipold (Executive Director, National Association for Law Placement: Increased hiring and reduced law school enrollment could spell happy futures for…
  • Feb 27

    Brunson: Unilaterally Enforcing Foreign Tax Judgment

    Brunson: Unilaterally Enforcing Foreign Tax Judgment
    Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Accept This as a Gift: Unilaterally Enforcing Foreign Tax Judgments, 146 Tax Notes 541 (Jan. 26, 2015): Current U.S. law treats foreign tax judgments differently than other foreign civil judgments,…
Rank this Week: 21

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
  • Feb 21

    And Then There Were 6

    And Then There Were 6
    Official City of Coral Gables : Candidates page now shows six candidates — perennial candidate Jackson Rip Holmes is back in the fray. With this many candidates every candidate’s event is certain to be unsatisfying since they will…
Rank this Week: 22

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 23

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 26

    February 27 roundup

    February 27 roundup
    Yes: “Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered?” [New York Times “Room for Debate”] “New police radars can ‘see’ inside homes” [Gannett] “‘Shopping cart’ patent beaten by…
  • Feb 26

    Update: suit claiming pancake credit falls flat

    Update: suit claiming pancake credit falls flat
    A judge tosses the suit against pancake makers by heirs of one of the women hired to portray Aunt Jemima to promote the brand [The Wrap, earlier] Tags: right of publicity, statutes of limitations Update: suit claiming pancake credit falls…
  • Feb 26

    Finally, some files released in John Geer case

    Finally, some files released in John Geer case
    Fairfax County, Va. prosecutor blasts police and county stonewalling on the shooting of a homeowner. Curious that the story, in the national media’s own backyard, still hasn’t gone national [Tom Jackman, Washington Post, earlier]…
Rank this Week: 24

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    3 Senior Faculty Attack Notre Dame's Granting of Benefits To Same-Sex Couple

    3 Senior Faculty Attack Notre Dame's Granting of Benefits To Same-Sex Couple
    Three senior faculty members at the University of Notre Dame earlier this week published an interesting attack on the decision by Notre Dame University and some other Catholic institutions to grant same-sex couples who are legally married the…
  • Feb 27

    South Korea's Constitutional Court Invalidates Criminal Adultery Law

    South Korea's Constitutional Court Invalidates Criminal Adultery Law
    By a vote of 7-2 yesterday, South Korea's Constitutional Court struck down the country's 1953 law criminalizing adultery.  The New York Times reports that an opinion joined by 5 of the Justices said that the law has often been misused to…
  • Feb 27

    ISIS Destroys Ancient Museum and Library Collections In Iraq To Purge Non-Islamic Content

    ISIS Destroys Ancient Museum and Library Collections In Iraq To Purge Non-Islamic Content
    According to a report yesterday from the Daily Mail, in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul ISIS followers have wreaked widespread destruction at museums and libraries to rid them of all non-Islamic content.  Video recently posted on a…
Rank this Week: 25

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    73% of England’s Chickens In Retail Have Campylobacter

    73% of England’s Chickens In Retail Have Campylobacter
    The United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) today published the latest set of results from its year-long survey of Campylobacter on fresh chickens at retail. The results to date show:... Continue Reading
  • Feb 25

    USDA Secretary Vilsack Moves on Food Safety Rule

    USDA Secretary Vilsack Moves on Food Safety Rule
    “We’re going to move the timeline up,” Vilsack told Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. Phil Brasher reports that special safety labels for mechanically tenderized meat are likely to take effect as... Continue Reading
  • Feb 24

    FDA, CDC and FSIS – Food Sickens and Kill

    FDA, CDC and FSIS – Food Sickens and Kill
    The FDA, CDC and the USDA’s FSIS today released a report on the new method for analyzing outbreak data to determine which foods are responsible for illness related to four... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • Feb 25

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ASSAULT DA 14-0200, 2015 MT 67, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DAVID VIOLETTE, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Feb 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – NEGLIGENCE DA 14-0359, 2015 MT 66N, PAMELA EISNER and JEFF EISNER, SR., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. NORTHWEST AUTOBODY & TOWING, INC.,…
  • Feb 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0099, 2015 MT 65N, ZINVEST, LLC, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JOHN J. VOTH, JR.; COLLECTION BUREAU SERVICES, INC.; CACH, LLC; CMB…
Rank this Week: 27

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Feb 27

    AM Roundup: FCC Sets New Era of Internet Oversight

    AM Roundup: FCC Sets New Era of Internet Oversight
    Reuters Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news. A new era of oversight: The Federal Communications Commission set aside two decades of laissez-faire policy to assert broad authority over the Internet, voting to regulate…
  • Feb 26

    What is an Unfair Business Practice? Commissioner Wants FTC to Vote

    What is an Unfair Business Practice? Commissioner Wants FTC to Vote
    A conservative member of the Federal Trade Commission is pushing the agency to clarify how it will use its powers to police unfair business practices. Commissioner Joshua Wright in a speech Thursday called for an FTC vote that would define…
  • Feb 26

    What is an Unfair Business Practice? Commissioner Wants FTC to Vote

    What is an Unfair Business Practice? Commissioner Wants FTC to Vote
    A conservative member of the Federal Trade Commission is pushing the agency to clarify how it will use its powers to police unfair business practices. Commissioner Joshua Wright in a speech Thursday called for an FTC vote that would define…
Rank this Week: 28

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Vianès: Entre Guerre et Paix : Les administrations internationales Post-Belligérante

    Vianès: Entre Guerre et Paix : Les administrations internationales Post-Belligérante
    Emmanuel Vianès has published Entre Guerre et Paix : Les administrations internationales Post-Belligérantes (Helbing & Lichtenhahn 2015). Here's the abstract: Il est question dans cette étude d’identifier la…
  • Feb 26

    Diakité: La justice pénale internationale en Afrique

    Diakité: La justice pénale internationale en Afrique
    Kémoko Diakité has published La justice pénale internationale en Afrique : Aspects juridiques, défis et perspectives (L'Harmattan 2015). Here's the abstract: Cet ouvrage met surtout en exergue le contexte de…
  • Feb 26

    New Issue: Climate Law

    New Issue: Climate Law
    The latest issue of Climate Law (Vol. 4, nos. 3-4, 2014) is out. Contents include:Christoph Schwarte & Will Frank, The International Law Association’s Legal Principles on Climate Change and Climate Liability Under Public…
Rank this Week: 29

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Concerning Robin Thicke

    Concerning Robin Thicke
    ET Canada noted of the Robin Thicke copyright trial--Mind you, Robin's defense team unveiled an unusual strategy to help present its case. While on the witness stand, the 37-year-old singer performed a piano medley featuring several known…
  • Feb 27

    Non-Europeans dominate European patent landscape

    Non-Europeans dominate European patent landscape
    The Financial Times noted non-Europeans are dominating the European landscape:--In 2014, filings from the US, Japan and China accounted for 53 per cent of the 274,000 new patents in Europe, according to data from the European Patent Office.…
  • Feb 27

    100th patent application for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

    100th patent application for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
    The Badger-herald reports--The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center recently filed its 100th patent application, a milestone for the center.Tim Donohue, director for the GLBRC, said the mission of the research center is to generate knowledge…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 31

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: 32

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 27

    It's Been a While

    It's Been a While
    Hi folks. It's a bittersweet pleasure to come back to Prawfs, which was my first blogging home as an academic. I joined the academy in 2004 and blogged here for my first year. I last was on the site as an author in 2005 - October 31 to be…
  • Feb 26

    Declaring victory?

    Declaring victory?
    At CoOp, Ron Collins discusses the ACLU's new 2015 Workplan: An Urgent Plan to Protect Our Rights, which listed 11 "major civil liberties battles" that the organization plans to focus on--none of which have anything directly to do…
  • Feb 25

    Crime, Policing, and CompStat: An OVB/Endogeneity Exacta

    Crime, Policing, and CompStat: An OVB/Endogeneity Exacta
    Continuing my examination of the Brennan Center report on crime and incarceration, I want to turn my attention now to its treatment of CompStat and policing. The report finds, based primarily on Steve Levitt’s prior work, that policing is…
Rank this Week: 33

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 26

    Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United State

    Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United State
    Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action From 8 Health Professional Organizations and the American Bar Association - Steven E. Weinberger, MD; David B. Hoyt, MD; Hal C. Lawrence III, MD; Saul Levin, MD, MPA;…
  • Feb 26

    Get away with Google Flight

    Get away with Google Flight
    Google Official Blog: “While winds howl, frost bites and snow falls, people dream of getting away from it all. Every year around this time, we see an uptick in searches for spring and summer travel from people who have had it up to here…
  • Feb 26

    Amnesty International Annual Report 2014-2015

    Amnesty International Annual Report 2014-2015
    This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones. By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International “Governments pay lip service to the…
Rank this Week: 34

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Feb 25

    Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)

    Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)
    The University of Milan will host on 13 March 2015 a conference on “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future”. The sessions will be held in English and Italian. Here’s the programme…
  • Feb 20

    Conflict of Laws Lectureship at Cambridge

    Conflict of Laws Lectureship at Cambridge
    The Faculty of Law, Cambridge University, is advertising a three year lectureship in Conflict of Laws sponsored by Clifford Chance. The closing date is 13th March 2015. More detail is available here. If anyone would like to discuss the…
  • Feb 18

    Testing the Stress of the EU: EU Law After the Financial Crisi

    Testing the Stress of the EU: EU Law After the Financial Crisi
    The University of Bayreuth (Germany) and the Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales (Spain), with support from the DAAD, will host a joint conference under the heading…
Rank this Week: 35

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
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/
  • Feb 26

    Bill aims to require evaluations to determine likelihood of sex offenders reoffending

    Bill aims to require evaluations to determine likelihood of sex offenders reoffending
    A curfew for CERTAIN sex offenders? The water they are drinking has to be tainted..or spiked w/something!2-26-15 Florida: Two bills in the Florida legislature, SB 336 and HB 387, would require a convicted sex offender to be evaluated to…
  • Feb 26

    Governor signs sex offender bill into law

    Governor signs sex offender bill into law
    2-26-15 Vermont: Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill to tighten restrictions on sex offenders getting out of prison Wednesday Shumlin thanked House and Senate lawmakers for their work on the bill, which was among the first to be…
  • Feb 25

    Va. House backs state subpoenas to combat child porn

    Va. House backs state subpoenas to combat child porn
    2-25-15 Virginia: By a 97-1 vote, the House of Delegates on Wednesday passed a Senate measure allowing the state to issue administrative subpoenas - which may be sealed if necessary - to obtain records from computer service service providers…
Rank this Week: 36

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Feb 27

    What’s Special about the US “Special Envoy” for LGBT Rights?

    What’s Special about the US “Special Envoy” for LGBT Rights?
    On Monday, February 23, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appointed Randy Berry as the first ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons worldwide. Amnesty International joined other…
  • Feb 26

    9 Eye-Opening Facts about the State of Human Rights Worldwide

    9 Eye-Opening Facts about the State of Human Rights Worldwide
    In 2014, Amnesty International recorded and investigated human rights abuses in 160 countries and territories worldwide*. While progress is being made in some areas, the frightening facts and figures below show that for many people the human…
  • Feb 20

    Azerbaijan: Brutal Crackdown Against Journalists Continue

    Azerbaijan: Brutal Crackdown Against Journalists Continue
    By Nic Carter, Amnesty International USA Over the last year, Azerbaijan has imprisoned dozens of journalists, human rights advocates, bloggers, lawyers, and academics who have criticized the regime. Ilham Aliev’s repressive…
Rank this Week: 38

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 39

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 27

    French Criminal Case Gives Glimpse Into Life Of L’Oréal Heire

    French Criminal Case Gives Glimpse Into Life Of L’Oréal Heire
    The criminal trial in France involving allegations by prosecutors that trusted advisers of the second wealthiest woman in the world exploited her mental state and schemed her out of over €1 billion, concluded Wednesday and a verdict is…
  • Feb 27

    Income Tax Regulations Draw Attention at Heckerling

    Income Tax Regulations Draw Attention at Heckerling
    As I have previously discussed, income tax issues were a major focus at the 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. One area of focus was recent income tax guidance from the IRS relating to trusts and estates issues, including...
  • Feb 26

    Tom Benson Denied Expedited Appeal

    Tom Benson Denied Expedited Appeal
    The Texas Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio has rejected Tom Benson’s request for an expedited review of a lower court’s decision to temporarily oust the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner as steward of a trust created for...
Rank this Week: 40

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Feb 27

    Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Asset

    Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Asset
    Tracy explains the purpose of a lifestyle analysis in a divorce case, and the process used to analyze the family’s finances. The lifestyle analysis may be used to determine how much money is required to continue living the lifestyle the…
  • Feb 24

    Family Lies: Fraud in Family Busine

    Family Lies: Fraud in Family Busine
    Trust is inherent in any good business. We continuously place trust in our employees and in those with whom we do business. But that trust which is so necessary to the operation of a business is also the impetus for thieves to profit. It is…
  • Feb 18

    Making the Most of an Expert Witne

    Making the Most of an Expert Witne
    More than ever, competent and dynamic expert witnesses are critical to winning legal cases. Even if a case doesn’t go to trial, a credible expert can be the key to settling the case for your client. I believe that an expert witness has…
Rank this Week: 41

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 42

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 43

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Man Injured Falling Off Ladder At Huntington Beach Construction Site

    Man Injured Falling Off Ladder At Huntington Beach Construction Site
    A man was injured in a construction site accident after he fell off a ladder the afternoon of February 16, 2015. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred at a parking structure under construction near…
  • Feb 18

    Dropped Mattress Leads to Fatal Santa Ana Crash on 55 Freeway

    Dropped Mattress Leads to Fatal Santa Ana Crash on 55 Freeway
    Cynthia Brock, 53, of Costa Mesa was killed in a Santa Ana car accident, which officials say, was caused by a dropped mattress on the 55 Freeway. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of the…
  • Feb 10

    Man Killed in Stanton Pedestrian Accident

    Man Killed in Stanton Pedestrian Accident
    Roger Hammarlund II, 35, of Costa Mesa, was killed in a Stanton pedestrian accident. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the evening of February 2, 2015 near Beach Boulevard and…
Rank this Week: 44

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Barbarous Terms, Ill Explained

    Barbarous Terms, Ill Explained
    Edmund Burke (credit)From Edmund Burke, who entered Middle Temple in 1749, via David Bromwich, Alan Ryan and the New York Review of Books, here is a challenge to all would-be authors of legal treatises:The study of our jurisprudence presented…
  • Feb 27

    Knapp on the Judicialization of Police

    Knapp on the Judicialization of Police
    Aaron T. Knapp, a doctoral candidate in Boston University’s Department of History, has posted The Judicialization of Police, which is forthcoming in Critical Analysis of Law 2 (2015).  Here is the abstract:    …
  • Feb 26

    Di Robilant on The Populists' Property Law

    Di Robilant on The Populists' Property Law
    Anna Di Robilant, Boston University School of Law, has posted Populist Property Law.  Here is the abstract:     This article tells the story of the National Reformers’ Association and the National Farmers’…
Rank this Week: 45