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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/
  • Apr 23

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving
    The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors need proof a driver was impaired by his consumption of marijuana to convict of drugged driving. The presence of THC metabolites in the driver's blood is not enough. The opinion,…
  • Apr 23

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender
    On Monday, the Justice Department announced it would soon be implementing new and broader criteria for drug offenders seeking clemency. Today, the Justice Department announced the new criteria. It is a welcome sea change: The…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    It's time for El Capo. How will he escape the guerrillas in Colombia? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback
    Nsane Phanuel Ligate, 42, Ashburn, Virginia, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the purchase of two properties located on North Patterson Park Avenue,…
  • Apr 22

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false statements in loan applications and make false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to…
  • Apr 22

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud
    Andrew Constantinou, 57, Unionville, Connecticut, and Jacques Kelly, 48, Poughkeepsie, New York, were convicted by a federal jury for their roles in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme arising from the fraudulent purchases of more than 40…
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/
  • Apr 23

    Man jailed for smuggling cocaine in his trousers – Daily Telegraph

    Man jailed for smuggling cocaine in his trousers – Daily Telegraph
    ‘A Hungarian national has been jailed for five years after Gatwick’s Border Force officers found £100,000 worth of cocaine in his trousers.’ Full story Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2014 Source: www.telegraph.co.uk
  • Apr 23

    Watchdog bans Center Parcs advert promoting term-time family holidays – The Guardian

    Watchdog bans Center Parcs advert promoting term-time family holidays – The Guardian
    ‘An advertisement for Center Parcs resorts has been banned for “irresponsibly” encouraging parents to take their children on holiday during term time.’ Full story The Guardian, 23rd April 2014 Source:…
  • Apr 23

    Article 11: Right to strike and insecure workers – UK Human Rights Blog

    Article 11: Right to strike and insecure workers – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘Two different bodies in the last week have reflected on issues concerning the fundamental imbalance in the employment relationship.’ Full story UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd April 2014 Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com
Rank this Week: 4

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Apr 23

    [Paul Cassell] The crime victim’s reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision

    [Paul Cassell] The crime victim’s reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision
    The Supreme Court has just released its decision in the Paroline case earlier this morning.  I’m working on a longer post about the decision, but my co-counsel (James Marsh) and I have just had a chance to communicate with our…
  • Apr 23

    [Ilya Somin] On freedom of speech, social tolerance, and opposition to gay marriage

    [Ilya Somin] On freedom of speech, social tolerance, and opposition to gay marriage
    I agree with most of the points made in this recent statement on the forced resignation of Brendan Eich from Mozilla, put together by co-blogger Dale Carpenter and several other prominent gay rights advocates. Like the signers, I support…
  • Apr 23

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Another 5-4 decision, but not another left-right split

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Another 5-4 decision, but not another left-right split
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court decided Paroline v. United States, concerning the limits of restitution victims of child pornography may seek under 18 U.S.C. section 2259.  Splitting 5-4, the Court held that restitution is proper…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)
    This video is misleading. This organization DOES NOT make children any safer from criminals, they only come in after the fact to help find the person dead or alive. That is a big difference! They say they help prevent and solve crimes. How…
  • Apr 22

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too
    Original Article 04/19/2014 As president of a national organization that advocates for the families of sex offender registrants, I take exception to the following insensitive statement made by Rep. Genise Montecillo in the article: "Most…
  • Apr 20

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim
    Original Article 04/15/2014 SEQUIM - Terror turned to outrage at a local park when parents realized a child kidnapping that played out before their eyes was actually faked -- just to make a video. On any given day, parents and their kids…
Rank this Week: 6

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Apr 21

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present
    On 24th April at the American Centre in Colombo, from 3pm to I guess around 5pm, I’ll be talking about the challenges around archiving digital content on the Internet and web. Titled Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our…
  • Apr 21

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present
    On 24th April at the American Centre in Colombo, from 3pm to I guess around 5pm, I’ll be talking about the challenges around archiving digital content on the Internet and web. Titled Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our…
  • Apr 21

    An ethical and rights based framework for non-lethal use of UAVs and drone

    An ethical and rights based framework for non-lethal use of UAVs and drone
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation’s blog. ### I March this year, Patrick Meier wrote to me and to Daniel Stauffacher, the head of the ICT4Peace Foundation, to give input into what at the time was a draft note around creating a…
Rank this Week: 7

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Apr 23

    S.E.C. Settles With Ex-Nvidia Employee in Insider Trading Case

    S.E.C. Settles With Ex-Nvidia Employee in Insider Trading Case
    Securities regulators said they reached a settlement with a former Nvidia employee who was the source of inside information about the chip maker's earnings for two hedge fund traders who are appealing their convictions.
  • Apr 23

    Chobani Raises $750 Million in Debt From TPG

    Chobani Raises $750 Million in Debt From TPG
    Chobani, a fast-growing yogurt maker in upstate New York, plans to use the new capital to expand overseas.
  • Apr 23

    G.M.’s Bankruptcy Will Probably Shield It From Most New Claim

    G.M.’s Bankruptcy Will Probably Shield It From Most New Claim
    It's hard to see how a court can allow any claims without altering the basic terms of a 2009 bankruptcy deal, Stephen J. Lubben writes in his In Debt column.
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/
  • Apr 23

    This True Hero Feels Lost In Law School

    This True Hero Feels Lost In Law School
    Sad law student bemoans less than heroic life highlighting casebooks.
  • Apr 23

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.23.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.23.14
    * There’s a 5-4 Supreme Court lineup you don’t see too often. [The Volokh Conspiracy / Washington Post] * The Supreme Court is about to hear two cases on cellphone searches that would ring true with the Founders. [Constitutional…
  • Apr 23

    Thanks To Our ATL Advertiser

    Thanks To Our ATL Advertiser
    Above the Law extends thanks to its advertisers.
Rank this Week: 9

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE

    EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE
    Governor Christie Continues Commitment To Providing Life-Changing Drug Treatment and Addiction Services Signs Legislation to Improve Prison Drug Treatment Programs and Help Continue Breaking Cycle of Recidivism Last week, Governor Chris…
  • Apr 23

    COLLEGE COSTS ARE A PROBLEM

    COLLEGE COSTS ARE A PROBLEM
    Young Adults Cite College Costs as Their Top Money Problem General mentions of college expenses at decade high, energy costs dip by Lydia Saad PRINCETON, NJ -- Paying tuition or college loans far exceeds other money matters as the top…
  • Apr 23

    PLAY RELIGIOUS MUSIC FOR SENIORS

    PLAY RELIGIOUS MUSIC FOR SENIORS
    Religious Music Brings Benefit to Seniors’ Mental Health A new article published online in The Gerontologist reports that among older Christians, listening to religious music is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and…
Rank this Week: 10

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
  • Apr 22

    Apr. 23 Colloquia/Workshop

    Apr. 23 Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty Lawrence Katz (Harvard University) presents Neighborhoods vs. Schools – paper is not publicly available University of Wisconsin-Madison Asifa Quraishi-Landes (University…
  • Apr 22

    Research Design for Causal Inference—Chicago, IL, and Durham, NC

    Research Design for Causal Inference—Chicago, IL, and Durham, NC
    Northwestern University School of Law and Duke University School of Law are holding two workshops on Research Design for Causal Inference this year: Main workshop: Monday – Friday, July 7-11, 2014, at Northwestern Advanced workshop:…
  • Apr 22

    From Bleak House to Geek House: Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers—Brooklyn, NY

    From Bleak House to Geek House: Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers—Brooklyn, NY
    Brooklyn Law School presented From Bleak House to Geek House: Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers April 4, 2014. Videos are available here. The agenda is here. mw
Rank this Week: 11

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 23

    HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon

    HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon
    Amazon and HBO have signed a licensing deal to make HBO programming available exclusively on Amazon Prime beginning May 21st. Among the popular shows slated for release on Amazon Prime and Amazon Fire TV: Veep, The Newsroom, and Girls.…
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
Rank this Week: 12

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Alphabet Soup New

    Alphabet Soup New
    From our friends at FlexBank:■ "The IRS announced [last October] the ability to permit employees to carryover up to $500 of an unused health FSA balance. IRS Notice 2013-71 now offers an employer the option to amend their Section 125…
  • Apr 22

    Look out below! [UPDATED]

    Look out below! [UPDATED]
    Such a success:"[A]n intriguing analysis of Covered California’s state-run exchange found that up to half the 1.2 million new enrollees might actually drop their coverage."To be fair, some of these folks will find new jobs with…
  • Apr 22

    Dying of Thirst (Literally)

    Dying of Thirst (Literally)
    One of the major problems of the ObamaTax is that it does not, in fact, save health care dollars. This problem plagues similar regimes as well, most notably the Much Vaunted National Health System©.Never fear, though, the MVNHS© has…
Rank this Week: 13

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 14

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 23

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt
    A feature of recent American Society of International Law meetings has been IntLawGrrls’ group photo – a group that expands with every passing year. The 2014 edition above was made at the close of the WILIG luncheon at which 3…
  • Apr 21

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law
    On this day, in 1954, the Convention on the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) signed 28.07.1951, entered into force. Incorporating fundamental norms regarding who is a refugee, and setting out the rights and responsibilities of…
  • Apr 21

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has recently been thrust in the news in light of recent events in Ukraine, has had a productive spring.  The Organization, founded in 1975 out of a conference in…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
Rank this Week: 16

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 21

    Jotwell Conference

    Jotwell Conference
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
Rank this Week: 17

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

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

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

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

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

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 18

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Apr 23

    Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 4

    Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 4
        CARDOZO LAW REVIEW VOLUME 35  APRIL 2014  NUMBER 4Copyright © 2014 by Yeshiva UniversityAll rights reservedCONTENTSArticlesTesting the Boundaries of Family Privacy: The Special Case of Pediatric Sibling…
  • Apr 23

    FAN .12 (First Amendment News) — Red Lion Revisited?

    FAN .12 (First Amendment News) — Red Lion Revisited?
    More than a quarter-century ago, Professor Laurence Tribe declared: “The first amendment’s sweeping guarantees have been most compromised in the realm of the most modern medium: electronic broadcasting.” (American…
  • Apr 22

    FAN 11.5 (First Amendment News) — Oral Arguments in the Susan B. Anthony Case: Is it Ripe?

    FAN 11.5 (First Amendment News) — Oral Arguments in the Susan B. Anthony Case: Is it Ripe?
    Today the Court heard oral arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the “false speech”/ “campaign lies” case. Judging from the oral arguments in the case (see below), it seems unlikely that the Court will…
Rank this Week: 19

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 23

    Alter Book Symposium: Welcome to the New World of Comparative International Court

    Alter Book Symposium: Welcome to the New World of Comparative International Court
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford Let me join others in heaping praise on Karen Alter’s new book. It marks a growing trend of studying international law from an institutional rather than substantive perspective. My favorite aspect of the…
  • Apr 23

    Guest Post: The ICC Changes Its Mind on the Immunity from Arrest of President Al Bashir, But It Is Wrong Again

    Guest Post: The ICC Changes Its Mind on the Immunity from Arrest of President Al Bashir, But It Is Wrong Again
    by Paola Gaeta by Paola Gaeta [Paola Gaeta is a Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva, Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Director of Geneva Academy of…
  • Apr 23

    Alter Book Symposium: Comment by Tonya L. Putnam

    Alter Book Symposium: Comment by Tonya L. Putnam
    by Tonya L. Putnam by Tonya L. Putnam [Tonya L. Putnam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Columbia University] I’m very pleased to have been asked to contribute my thoughts on Karen…
Rank this Week: 20

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Today’s transcript

    Today’s transcript
    The transcript in  CTS Corp. v. Waldburger is here. The transcript in United States v. Clarke is here.  
  • Apr 23

    Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn

    Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn
    Analysis Each individual — among hundreds and maybe thousands — found guilty of keeping and looking at images of a child being sexually abused must pay the victim something more than a “trivial” sum, but none of them…
  • Apr 23

    Relist Watch: What Does the Court’s Relist Streak Mean?

    Relist Watch: What Does the Court’s Relist Streak Mean?
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. We begin this week’s edition with speculation about a possible shift in Supreme Court practice that may launch scrutiny of Supreme Court relists from its current tidal eddy of obscurity…
Rank this Week: 21

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    OPINION: Davenport v. Odlin

    OPINION: Davenport v. Odlin
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – WRIT OF MANDAMUS DA 13-0277, 2014 MT 109, KRISTINE DAVENPORT, Petitioner and Appellant, v. JOHN E. ODLIN, Respondent and Appellee.
  • Apr 22

    OPINION: State v. Reim

    OPINION: State v. Reim
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CRIMINAL – ASSAULT DA 13-0050, 2014 MT 108, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. MICHAEL KENNETH REIM, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Apr 22

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zuazua v. Spear

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zuazua v. Spear
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: DIRECT APPEAL – CIVIL – QUIET TITLE DA 13-0625, 2014 MT 107N, AMADOR F. ZUAZUA, Plaintiff, Counter-Defendant, and Appellant, v. DAVID J. SPEAR…
Rank this Week: 22

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Your new Twitter profile is available and waiting

    Your new Twitter profile is available and waiting
    Logging into Twitter on your desktop you’ll be prompted to begin using the new Twitter profile. Twitter has been rolling the new profiles to select users over the last month plus. Today, the new web profile experience is being…
  • Apr 22

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Sustainable Manufacturing, Affirmative Action at SCOTUS, Mistrial

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Sustainable Manufacturing, Affirmative Action at SCOTUS, Mistrial
    It was a big day for Supreme Court commentary on the LexBlog Network, with a couple pieces on rulings in today’s Top 10. Also, over on LXBN, we’ve been hitting the Aereo oral arguments hard. Total posts on the LexBlog Network…
  • Apr 22

    Trust is expensive and trust is worth it

    Trust is expensive and trust is worth it
    That’s the word this morning from leading marketer, author, and speaker, Seth Godin. Brands are based on trust. The two key choices a brand makes to be trusted in the long run, per Godin: You will postpone profit-taking. There are…
Rank this Week: 23

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 23

    Search Me: Managing Unwanted Search Results On Your Name

    Search Me: Managing Unwanted Search Results On Your Name
    This week I had a request for privacy information that went something like this: I am starting a new project and expect people to search my name online. There are search results that give personal information about me, including my address,…
  • Apr 22

    InBloom Wilts Amid Privacy Backlash

    InBloom Wilts Amid Privacy Backlash
    Last week, Intel’s director of security policy and global privacy officer, David Hoffman, wrote a Harvard Business Review piece announcing that “Privacy is a Business Opportunity.” InBloom’s…
  • Apr 16

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

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key
    Today the Fourth Circuit refrained from deciding the first legal challenge to government seizure of the master encryption keys that secure our communications with web sites and email servers.  Nevertheless, the Court upheld contempt of…
Rank this Week: 24

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 23

    Feds Beg Supreme Court To Let Them Search Cellphones Without a Warrant

    Feds Beg Supreme Court To Let Them Search Cellphones Without a Warrant
    American law enforcement has long advocated for universal "kill switches" in cell phones to cut down on mobile device thefts. Now the Department of Justice argues that the same remote locking and data-wiping technology represents a threat to…
  • Apr 23

    An Eavesdropping Lamp That Livetweets Private Conversation

    An Eavesdropping Lamp That Livetweets Private Conversation
    Conversnitch, a device they built for less than $100 that resembles a lightbulb or lamp and surreptitiously listens in on nearby conversations and posts snippets of transcribed audio to Twitter.
  • Apr 17

    Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing

    Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing
    The exposure of the Heartbleed vulnerability last week had a number of repercussions, one of which was to set off a mad scramble by companies to revoke the SSL certificates for their domains and services and obtain new ones. The total costs…
Rank this Week: 25

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Injured by a Recalled Product?

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

    The international aspect of personal injury law

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

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

    How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when is it too early to get an attorney?
    In short, the answers are: It depends and it’s never too early to consider legal representation. Each personal injury matter is subject to a statute of limitations. Essentially, this term means that you only have so long to file your…
Rank this Week: 26

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 27

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

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

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 28

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Results from National Library Week Candy Jar Contest

    Results from National Library Week Candy Jar Contest
    We had great turnout for the National Library Week Candy Jar Contest this year with a total of 22 submissions. Thanks to everyone for participating!The total pieces of wrapped candy in the jar was 143. There was an errant jellybean at the…
  • Apr 21

    French Change Civil Code to Recognize Animal Feelings—Almost

    French Change Civil Code to Recognize Animal Feelings—Almost
    The ABA Journal online reported Pets in France get legal status as ‘living beings capable of feelings’ (April 18, 2014). What an interesting development! I decided to track down the actual law.The ABA Journal linked to the…
  • Apr 18

    Listmania

    Listmania
    We've all seen the "Top Ten" titles, scrawled like sirens across webpages and magazine covers, inviting us to view the best-dressed stars, worst movies, most-promising performers, or lowest-cost-of-living cities. Turns out, lawyers aren't…
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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Apr 23

    "Supreme Court hears dispute over CTS case"

    "Supreme Court hears dispute over CTS case"
    "Supreme Court hears dispute over CTS case": The Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times has this news update. Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Victims of toxic water meet skepticism at Supreme Court." And Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has an…
  • Apr 23

    "Sotomayor's Affirmative Action Dissent Was 'Courageous,' Holder Says"

    "Sotomayor's Affirmative Action Dissent Was 'Courageous,' Holder Says"
    "Sotomayor's Affirmative Action Dissent Was 'Courageous,' Holder Says": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
  • Apr 23

    "Can the K.S.M. Trial Be Saved?"

    "Can the K.S.M. Trial Be Saved?"
    "Can the K.S.M. Trial Be Saved?" Amy Davidson has this blog post online at The New Yorker. And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has an article headlined "Special prosecutor confirms FBI investigation, says it's not about KSM document."
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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…
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Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 23

    Four Opinions Defining “a Patient” and Is a Natural Phenomena an Act of God?

    Four Opinions Defining “a Patient” and Is a Natural Phenomena an Act of God?
    By Dennis Crouch Braintree Labs v Novel Labs (Fed. Cir. 2014) I see this case as highlighting the most critical and problematic problem with our patent system – that patent claim scope is intentionally ambiguous and malleable.…
  • Apr 22

    Court Expands Doctrine of Obviousness Type Double Patenting

    Court Expands Doctrine of Obviousness Type Double Patenting
    By Dennis Crouch Gilead Sciences v. Natco Pharma (Fed. Cir. 2014) Gilead’s two virus inhibition patents at issue in this case are quite similar to one another, although there is no priority claim creating an official family relationship…
  • Apr 21

    Proving Obvious with Post-Filing Evidence?: Ye

    Proving Obvious with Post-Filing Evidence?: Ye
    Sanofi-Aventis v. Glenmark (Fed. Cir. 2014) In a post on the Patent Ethics site, Professor Hricik highlights this case with the following headline: CAFC Affirms Adverse Inference Instruction Due to Spoliation. Post Filing Recognition of…
Rank this Week: 32

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 23

    3 Count: Aereo’s Day

    3 Count: Aereo’s Day
    Aereo has its day before the Supreme Court, Tarantino's case against Gawker temporarily tossed and Megaupload sues Hong Kong over seizure. The post 3 Count: Aereo’s Day appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 22

    Is Plagiarism a Strict Liability Issue?

    Is Plagiarism a Strict Liability Issue?
    If you didn't intend to plagiarize, is it still a plagiarism? Accidental plagiarism is a heated topic among academics but copyright may have the answer. The post Is Plagiarism a Strict Liability Issue? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 22

    3 Count: Megashare Megashutdown

    3 Count: Megashare Megashutdown
    U.S. Government to be heard at Aereo hearing, Megashare to shutter following hosting issues and AT&T steps into streaming video market. The post 3 Count: Megashare Megashutdown appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 33

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: 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
  • Apr 23

    Second Seminar on the Boundaries of European PIL

    Second Seminar on the Boundaries of European PIL
    Boundaries of European Private International Law Seminar n° 2 – Louvain la Neuve: What are the Boundaries between Internal Market and European PIL and among PIL Instruments? 5/6 June 2014 Coordination : Jean-Sylvestre…
  • Apr 22

    Polish Decisions on Submission to Jurisdiction

    Polish Decisions on Submission to Jurisdiction
    by Michal Kocur and Jan Kieszczynski of Wozniak Kocur, a Polish litigationboutique law firm. The Appellate Court in Lublin, Poland passed two separate decisions that stand by the…
  • Apr 20

    First Issue of 2014′s Journal of Private International Law

    First Issue of 2014′s Journal of Private International Law
    The first issue of the Journal of Private International Law for 2014 is out. First Cornerstones of the EU Rules on Cross-Border Child Cases: The Jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the Brussels IIa Regulation from C…
Rank this Week: 35

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 36

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 23

    Is Wearable Tech Dead?

    Is Wearable Tech Dead?
    Nike just announced that it is exiting its FuelBand fitness tracker business. Another article claims that “it’s only a matter of time until [Google Glass] joins devices such as the Zune, the Kin, the PlayBook, and the Xoom in tech…
  • Apr 23

    The Dangers of Social Networking and How to Avoid Them

    The Dangers of Social Networking and How to Avoid Them
    Although social networking tools offer lawyers many interesting new ways to interact with people in both personal and work spheres, there are some risks associated with using them. Before you venture into social networking, consider Section…
  • Apr 23

    Common Practice Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

    Common Practice Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
    Lawyers Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) was created to insure lawyers against legal malpractice claims. Most (though not all) claims are brought by a lawyer’s own client and include an allegation that the lawyer made a mistake…
Rank this Week: 37

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: 38

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Mar 25

    EBSCOhost maintenance and downtime

    EBSCOhost maintenance and downtime
    On Saturday 29 March 2014 from 9am to 11am, the library’s EBSCOhost databases may be intermittently unavailable while EBSCO performs network upgrades. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fobelix.lib.hku.hk%2Fcdblog%2F%3Fp%3D16518'; …
  • Mar 24

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Country Profile Morocco: Setting the Stage for Becoming a Migration Transition Country? Since the 1960s, Morocco has evolved into one of the world’s leading emigration countries. Immigration restrictions in Europe did not stop…
  • Mar 21

    Wisenews systems downtime 29 March 2014

    Wisenews systems downtime 29 March 2014
    Systems maintenance of the Wisenews database has been scheduled on Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 from 18:00 to 24:00 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all Wisenews database services will be temporarily unavailable. addthis_url =…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 23

    School's Out For Summer!

    School's Out For Summer!
    I taught my last classes of the academic year today -- thanks to my students in Federal Income Tax and Tax Policy for a wonderful semester! Well we got no choice All the girls and boys Makin' all that noise 'Cause they found new toys Well we…
  • Apr 23

    Shackelford Presents The Impact of Foreign Withholding Taxes on REIT Investors and Managers Today at Pennsylvania

    Shackelford Presents The Impact of Foreign Withholding Taxes on REIT Investors and Managers Today at Pennsylvania
    Douglas Shackelford (University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School) presents The Impact of Foreign Withholding Taxes on REIT Investors and Managers at Pennsylvania today as part of its Center for Tax Law & Policy Seminar…
  • Apr 23

    The Case for Killing Law School

    The Case for Killing Law School
    The Week: The Case for Killing Law School (or at Least Making It Shorter), by Matt Bruenig: Law professors Erwin Chemerinsky and Carrie Menkel-Meadow recently took to the pages of The New York Times to argue against proposed reductions of…
Rank this Week: 40

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention
    4-22-2014 Florida: In the wake of dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would add 400 new child protective investigators. Critics, however, worry the bill overlooks funding to treat mental…
  • Apr 22

    Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'

    Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'
    4-22-2014 California: California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he'll seek a state investigation into California's supervision of sex offenders that goes beyond the circumstances of two Orange County transients recently accused of…
  • Apr 21

    Convicted felon, sex offender shot during confrontation with deputy

    Convicted felon, sex offender shot during confrontation with deputy
    4-21-2014 Florida: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A man is in critical condition after he was shot by a deputy during a traffic stop in the Indian Point subdivision in Osceola County Sunday. The deputy was in the middle of arresting Ridge David…
Rank this Week: 41

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 22

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance
    Di Stefano, Giada and Gino, Francesca and Pisano, Gary P. and Staats, Bradley R., Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance (March 25, 2014). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-093; Harvard Business School…
  • Apr 22

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy
    Dēmos - Fast Food Failure. How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy, by Catherine Ruetschlin. “In 2012, the CEO-to worker compensation ratio in fast food topped…
  • Apr 22

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report
    Excerpt from the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report: ‘“We have more incidents, more sources, and more variation than ever before—and trying to approach tens of thousands of incidents using the same…
Rank this Week: 42

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Five Things Every First Year Associate Needs to Know

    Five Things Every First Year Associate Needs to Know
    The CareeristIf you're a new associate at a big firm, you're probably going through orientation—learning about firm policies, CLE requirements, and the best drafting and billing practices. All good and necessary stuff. But as…
  • Apr 17

    Hot Alternative Legal Careers (2014)

    Hot Alternative Legal Careers (2014)
    by Hillary MantisWhether we are in good economic times or bad, lawyers have always been curious about non-traditional legal careers. You would like to use your J.D., but you don’t necessarily want to be a litigator or a corporate…
  • Apr 14

    1Ls in the Phoenix Area in May - Workshop/Reception with Snell & Wilmer

    1Ls in the Phoenix Area in May - Workshop/Reception with Snell & Wilmer
    1Ls in the Phoenix area in May:You just started or are about to begin your first legal job. It is a very exciting time, but it also can cause some anxiety. How do you succeed in this position? What should you do to gain the most out of …
Rank this Week: 43

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Glass First Impressions: The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good

    Glass First Impressions: The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good
    OK. I've had a couple of days to experiment with Google's Glass technology. It's still very early days, and I haven't come to any firm conclusions yet, but I'm ready to give my first impressions. First, the bad. Glass is definitely not yet…
  • Apr 22

    LegalZoom Gets Nod From South Carolina Supreme Court

    LegalZoom Gets Nod From South Carolina Supreme Court
    Image [cc] Rusty Tanton The term "Access to Justice" (A2J) is tossed around a lot in the legal world, but as the old saying goes, talk is cheap. It is common for state bar associations to step up and use another phrase to shoot down A2J…
  • Apr 17

    Getting Google Glass All Wrong

    Getting Google Glass All Wrong
    Image [cc] - Tedeytan Last year it seemed everyone was gaga for Google Glass. "Ooooooh, it's a computer for your face!  It's got a camera and can give you directions! It's just like your phone was permanently positioned 3 feet in…
Rank this Week: 44

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Statistics Canada Article on Firearms and Violent Crime

    Statistics Canada Article on Firearms and Violent Crime
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat has published a new article on Firearms and violent crime in Canada, 2012: "There were approximately 5,600 victims of firearm-related violent crime in 2012, accounting for 2% of all victims of…
  • Apr 22

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Maker

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Maker
    The Alberta Law Reform Institute has released a report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Makers that deals with the issue of who gets to designate beneficiaries of pension plans and insurance policies when the owner has lost…
  • Apr 22

    New Zealand Law Commission Issues Paper on Legal Proceedings Against the Crown

    New Zealand Law Commission Issues Paper on Legal Proceedings Against the Crown
    The Law Commission of New Zealand released an Issues Paper last week entitled A New Crown Civil Procedure Act for New Zealand which proposes a new law governing the ability of citizens to bring civil legal proceedings against the Crown and…
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