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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/
  • May 22

    Obama Interview on ISIS, Iraq and Syria

    Obama Interview on ISIS, Iraq and Syria
    The Atlantic has a new interview with President Obama on ISIS, Iraq and Syria. He doesn't think "we're losing." He calls Ramadi a "tactical setback." ISIS continues its attacks today. It is also taking credit for a suicide bomb attack at…
  • May 22

    Friday Open Thread

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

    Six Officers Indicted for Freddie Gray Death

    Six Officers Indicted for Freddie Gray Death
    The six officers allegedly involved in the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury. The charges are similar to those brought by Maryland proscecutor Marilyn Mosby. For the most part, the indictments closely track the…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 22

    Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Procuring Fraudulent Loan

    Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Procuring Fraudulent Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jason Calabrese, 43, Watertown, Connecticut, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven, Connecticut, to his involvement in a series of fraudulent mortgage loan applications. According to…
  • May 21

    Contractor and Bookkeeper Sent to Prison for Ripping Off Borrower

    Contractor and Bookkeeper Sent to Prison for Ripping Off Borrower
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Paxton Jeffrey Anderson, 44, Montevideo, Minnesota, and Joseph John Plany, 42, Hutto, Texas, were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton to eight years and four years in prison, respectively, and ordered…
  • May 21

    Real Estate Investor Admits Rigging Bids at Foreclosure Auction

    Real Estate Investor Admits Rigging Bids at Foreclosure Auction
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Eric Hulsman, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia. Felony charges against the defendant were…
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/
  • May 22

    EVENT – The Guardian – Jeremy Hutchinson & Alan Rusbridger: The case for liberty

    EVENT – The Guardian – Jeremy Hutchinson & Alan Rusbridger: The case for liberty
    ‘Jeremy Hutchinson was the greatest criminal barrister of the 1960s, 70s and 80s and his cases through that period changed society forever. From the sex and spying scandals that brought down Macmillan’s government, to his defence…
  • May 22

    The difference between ‘affirmation’ and ‘oath’ – BBC New

    The difference between ‘affirmation’ and ‘oath’ – BBC New
    ‘That most time-consuming of the traditional rituals surrounding the UK Parliament, the swearing in of all the MPs, has become an emblem of the changing shape of British society. A ceremony originally designed for exclusion – to…
  • May 22

    Phone hacking at Trinity Mirror ‘widespread’ for a decade, says judge – The Guardian

    Phone hacking at Trinity Mirror ‘widespread’ for a decade, says judge – The Guardian
    ‘Phone hacking at the tabloid publisher Trinity Mirror was “widespread and frequent” for a decade, a high court judge has ruled as he ordered the company to pay a record £1.2m in privacy damages to eight victims,…
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 7

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015
    This is Once Fallen's video and commentary on the Rally In Tally, a collaborative effort between various organizations within the Anti-Registry Movement (ARM). The purpose of the rally was to bring a bold message to one of the strongholds of…
  • May 7

    FL - Couple Gets 15 YEARS In Prison For Having Sex On Florida Beach

    FL - Couple Gets 15 YEARS In Prison For Having Sex On Florida Beach
    A couple in Florida is facing fifteen years in prison after they were caught having sex on a public beach. The incident happened at Bradenton Beach and apparently there was a number of witnesses including children. Ana Kasparian and Cenk…
  • Apr 22

    Sentence Extended

    Sentence Extended
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By No Chance: I was sentenced to 8 months for "Sexual Assault of a Child" 15 years ago. Since then I have had many people give me a chance.…
Rank this Week: 5

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 6

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/
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

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: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • May 23

    Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage by national referendum

    Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage by national referendum
    [JURIST] On Saturday Ireland became the first country to legalize [USA Today] same-sex marriage by national referendum. The results showed that 62.1% of voters were in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The traditionally conservative…
  • May 23

    HRW concerned by EU naval operation targeting sea smuggling boat

    HRW concerned by EU naval operation targeting sea smuggling boat
    [JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Thursday expressed concern [press release] over the human rights issues raised by EUNAVFOR MED, an EU implemented naval operation to identify, capture and destroy boats used by smugglers…
  • May 23

    UN: Global cooperation needed to address illicit trade of small arm

    UN: Global cooperation needed to address illicit trade of small arm
    [JURIST] The United Nations Security Council [official website] on Saturday adopted [press release] a resolution which encourages increased cooperation in preventing the “illicit transfer, destabilizing, accumulation and misuse”…
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 22

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday the Court will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. On Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the Court’s May 20 Conference, followed by one or more opinions at 10. We will begin live-blogging shortly before…
  • May 22

    Petition of the day

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

    Updating the Court on the birth-control mandate

    Updating the Court on the birth-control mandate
    The Obama administration notified the Supreme Court on Thursday of two more of its appeals-court victories in the running legal battles over religious groups’ protests against the new birth-control mandate in the federal…
Rank this Week: 12

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • May 23

    Ireland Embraces Marriage Equality

    Ireland Embraces Marriage Equality
    Videos like this carry the day in Ireland’s referendum: How long before the entire US catches up?
  • May 22

    Box.com requires TLS 1.0, 1.1 & 1.2

    Box.com requires TLS 1.0, 1.1 & 1.2
    In order to get box.com to work on my computer, I had to enable TLS 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 in Internet Explorer, even though I almost never use IE. I had turned off all three versions of TLS on security … Continue reading →
  • May 12

    Link to Firefox 38 Without DRM

    Link to Firefox 38 Without DRM
    Keep DRM off your computer. Firefox updated to version 38 today, and it comes with DRM built in (without which, I’m told, you can’t watch Neflix). The link above is to the US-English version of Firefox. Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 14

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

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

    The Senate Fails to Reform NSA Spying, Votes Against USA Freedom Act

    The Senate Fails to Reform NSA Spying, Votes Against USA Freedom Act
    A last-minute bid to reform NSA spying before lawmakers break for a week-long recess failed early Saturday morning after hours of debate and filibuster overnight when Senate lawmakers voted 57-42 against the USA Freedom Act. Senator Mitch…
  • May 20

    New Critical Encryption Bug Affects Thousands of Site

    New Critical Encryption Bug Affects Thousands of Site
    A critical vulnerability has been uncovered by security researchers. The post New Critical Encryption Bug Affects Thousands of Sites appeared first on WIRED.
  • May 20

    Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversation

    Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversation
    Pranksters are planting recorders around New York city, retrieving the tapes, and embedding the resulting audio on their website. The post Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversations appeared…
Rank this Week: 15

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • May 23

    Where do you find niche areas for legal blog and business?

    Where do you find niche areas for legal blog and business?
    I was scrolling through my RSS feeds this afternoon and noticed the headline “Plaintiff’s lawyers take a liking to employee defamation claims.” The Recorder’s Marissa Kendall (@marisakendall) was reporting on a growth…
  • May 22

    Could Facebook become a model for legal citations?

    Could Facebook become a model for legal citations?
    John Barker (@contentbarker), Vice President of Strategy & Competitive Intelligence for Wolters Kluwer, asked this week, “What Can Legal Citators Learn from Facebook?“ Barker’s point being that social…
  • May 22

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Airborne Norovirus, In-Store Tracking, Banks Busted

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Airborne Norovirus, In-Store Tracking, Banks Busted
    It’s time to wrap things up and head out just a little early in the long weekend. Before you do, we of course have today’s Top 10—where Jared Klaus writes up the DOJ’s charges against a number of global banks and…
Rank this Week: 17

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: 18

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 22

    Search and ripoff externalitie

    Search and ripoff externalitie
    Mark Armstrong, Oxford examines Search and ripoff externalities. ABSTRACT: This paper surveys models of markets in which only some consumers are "savvy". I discuss when the presence of savvy consumers improves the deals available to…
  • May 22

    Competition Law in China - Friday 12 June 2015, 10:00 - 17:30

    Competition Law in China - Friday 12 June 2015, 10:00 - 17:30
    Competition Law in China Friday 12 June 2015, 10:00 - 17:30 UCL Faculty of Laws A one-day CPD course introducing Chinese anti-Monopoly Law, organised by UCL’s Centre for Law, Economics & Society Taught by: Thomas Cheng (Associate…
  • May 22

    Reconciling Cournot and Bertrand Outcomes: A Review

    Reconciling Cournot and Bertrand Outcomes: A Review
    Kipyegon Benard Kirui, University of Der es Salam is Reconciling Cournot and Bertrand Outcomes: A Review. ABSTRACT: This paper reconciles the Cournot and Bertrand Models of oligopolistic competition, highlighting its weaknesses and giving an…
Rank this Week: 19

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 23

    Brad Pitt options book on Chevron/Ecuador case

    Brad Pitt options book on Chevron/Ecuador case
    “Brad Pitt’s production company has edged out George Clooney’s to win the film rights to a book about the epic, fraud-marred Ecuadorian environmental suit against Chevron, according to two sources with indirect knowledge of…
  • May 22

    Why would the IRS be outsourcing tax audits to a private law firm?

    Why would the IRS be outsourcing tax audits to a private law firm?
    Sen. Orrin Hatch wants to know why the Internal Revenue Service has hired Quinn Emanuel to assist in auditing Microsoft, with the power to compel sworn testimony [Sean Hackbarth, Institute for Legal Reform] For a sampling of the complications…
  • May 21

    “Netflix for vinyl” meets a legal stumbling block

    “Netflix for vinyl” meets a legal stumbling block
    There was much excitement about a “Netflix for vinyl” that would send music-minded subscribers a curated surprise selection of records they could listen to, then send back at their leisure for a new set of unexpected picks. No one…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • May 23

    Abbott signs bill to criminalize sexually explicit conversations with children online

    Abbott signs bill to criminalize sexually explicit conversations with children online
    5-23-15 Texas: Courts struck down previous law as unconstitutional Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Friday that makes it illegal to talk with children in sexually explicit terms online or by text message. "It is regrettable…
  • May 22

    Biddeford keeping sex offenders from moving downtown

    Biddeford keeping sex offenders from moving downtown
    ee also: Sex offender appears in audience as Biddeford council adopts residency restrictions 5-22-15 Maine: Most of that area is off-limits, as are many apartment buildings, under a new ordinance passed as abuse charges roil the…
  • May 22

    State Senate Enacts 'Brittany's Law'

    State Senate Enacts 'Brittany's Law'
    5-22-15 New York: New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the State Senate has taken significant and important action in adopting a tougher stance against violent crime by enacting the "Domestic Violence Prevention…
Rank this Week: 21

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 23

    Information Retrieval with Verbose Querie

    Information Retrieval with Verbose Querie
    Information Retrieval with Verbose Queries – Manish Gupta and Michael Bendersky, March 2015. “Recently, the focus of many novel search applications shifted from short keyword queries to verbose natural language queries. Examples…
  • May 23

    Children’s Rights Under Regional Human Rights Law – A Tale of Harmonisation?

    Children’s Rights Under Regional Human Rights Law – A Tale of Harmonisation?
    Nolan, Aoife and Kilkelly, Ursula, Children’s Rights Under Regional Human Rights Law – A Tale of Harmonisation? (May 19, 2015). Due to appear in Buckley, Donald and Leach (eds), Harmonisation of International Human Rights Law…
  • May 23

    Human Rights Perspective on U.S. Courts and the Constitutional Regulation of Internet

    Human Rights Perspective on U.S. Courts and the Constitutional Regulation of Internet
    Land, Molly K., A Human Rights Perspective on U.S. Courts and the Constitutional Regulation of the Internet (May 20, 2015). Forthcoming in INTERNET LAW, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, AND CONSTITUTIONAL ADJUDICATION (Graziella Romeo & Oreste…
Rank this Week: 22

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 23

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: 24

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
  • May 20

    OPINION: Estate of Gleason v. Central United

    OPINION: Estate of Gleason v. Central United
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – PROBATE DA 13-0644, 2015 MT 140, THE ESTATE OF JUDITH K. GLEASON, and JAN GREGSON and JAMES GLEASON, as Personal Representatives of the Estate of…
  • May 20

    OPINION: Kent v. City of Columbia Fall

    OPINION: Kent v. City of Columbia Fall
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – NEGLIGENCE DA 14-0309, 2015 MT 139, SARA KENT, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of CASEY KENT, deceased, and as guardian for their…
  • May 20

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Curry

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Curry
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – DUI-FELONY DA 13-0486, 2015 MT 138N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. WILLIAM ROBERT CURRY, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 25

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • May 22

    Airborne Norovirus - What Now Cruise Lines?

    Airborne Norovirus - What Now Cruise Lines?
    Earlier this month, we reported that researchers in Canada concluded that norovirus can spread by air, according to a publication in the highly respected Clinical Infectious Diseases. Eight doctors participated in a study of norovirus…
  • May 19

    Norwegian Dawn Hits Reef Near Bermuda

    Norwegian Dawn Hits Reef Near Bermuda
    A friend just notified me that the Port Bermuda cam operated by PTZtv shows that the NCL Norwegian Dawn has just hit a reef near the port.  The cruise ship reportedly launched lifeboats, although there is no indication that anyone was…
  • May 18

    10 Year Old Girl Drowns on Norwegian Gem

    10 Year Old Girl Drowns on Norwegian Gem
    A young passenger, reportedly a 10-year-old girl, drowned in a swimming pool aboard NCL's Norwegian Gem while the cruise ship was 75 miles east of Myrtle Beach yesterday afternoon.  I first learned of the incident on Twitter…
Rank this Week: 26

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

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

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

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

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

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

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

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

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

Res Communis

Res Communis

Covers the legal aspects of human activities using aerospace technologies. From the University of Mississippi School of Law.

http://rescommunis.olemiss.edu/
  • Nov 27

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
    Source – Secure World Foundation: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
  • Nov 27

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England
    The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in England: Flood in England Type of Event: Flood Location of Event: England, United Kingdom Date of Charter Activation: 27 November 2012 Charter Requestor: Environment Agency (of England…
  • Nov 26

    New DoD Space Policy

    New DoD Space Policy
    The United States Department of Defense has released a new Space Policy and a Fact Sheet on the Policy. The press release states: New DOD Space Policy Addresses Safety, Security, Access By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service
Rank this Week: 28

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
  • May 23

    Conference on Extraterritorial Application of EU Law 18-19 June (Vigo, Spain)

    Conference on Extraterritorial Application of EU Law 18-19 June (Vigo, Spain)
    The Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations is hosting a conference on The Extraterritorial Application of EU Law in Vigo (Spain) the 18th and 19th of June 2015. The conference is structured in 8…
  • May 22

    2nd Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture and Kosmos-Dialogue

    2nd Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture and Kosmos-Dialogue
    On June 1, 2015, the Yale – Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture will be held for the second time at Humboldt-University Berlin. In this annual lecture series, up to three scholars from Yale Law School  and other leading US-Law Schools…
  • May 22

    Journal of Private International Law 10th Anniversary Conference: 3-5 September 2015

    Journal of Private International Law 10th Anniversary Conference: 3-5 September 2015
    This conference, the next in a series that has featured Madrid (2013), Milan (2011), New York (2009), Birmingham (2007) and Aberdeen (2005), will be held in Cambridge, England at the University of Cambridge.  As in the past, it…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • May 23

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "In Defense of Plural Marriage" by Den Otter

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "In Defense of Plural Marriage" by Den Otter
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends In Defense of Plural Marriage by Ronald C. Den Otter. Here is a description: With over half of Americans now in favor of marriage equality, it is clear that societal norms of marriage are being...
  • May 23

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Pragmatism Rules" by Porter

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Pragmatism Rules" by Porter
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Pragmatism Rules by Elizabeth G. Porter. Here is the abstract: The Roberts Court’s decisions interpreting the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are reshaping the litigation landscape. Yet neither…
  • May 22

    Kochan on Economics-Based Environmentalism

    Kochan on Economics-Based Environmentalism
    Donald J. Kochan (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted Economics-Based Environmentalism in the Fourth Generation of Environmental Law (21 (University of Missouri) Journal of Environmental & Sustainability Law…
Rank this Week: 30

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • 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: 31

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
  • May 21

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne
    Tracy Coenen talks about the steps she takes when she starts a new expert witness case. What documents should you ask for? What should you evaluate first?
  • May 20

    Man on Top, a Film About Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

    Man on Top, a Film About Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)
    Man on Top is a documentary about multi-level markeing (MLM). It being directed and produced by Paul Mathieu. The film tells the story of MLM and how it has cheated consumers out of billions of dollars with its fake business opportunity: Man…
  • May 14

    Using Bank Statements to Evaluate Income in Divorce and Child Support Case

    Using Bank Statements to Evaluate Income in Divorce and Child Support Case
    Bank statements can be invaluable in evaluating an individual’s income for divorce and child support cases. They can help evaluate the person’s income, but an analysis of the expenditures is important too. Tracy Coenen talks about…
Rank this Week: 32

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 23

    Go On! Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers Conference

    Go On! Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers Conference
    For those of you in the Washington, D.C. area June 1-2, the American Red Cross will be hosting a 2-day conference entitled Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers addressing emerging frontiers of humanitarian action, including service to…
  • May 20

    The Need to De-Link RtoP from International Criminal Law

    The Need to De-Link RtoP from International Criminal Law
    In an article in the most recent volume of the Virginia Journal of International Law (http://www.vjil.org/articles/when-are-international-crimes-just-cause-for-war), I explore the relationship between the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)…
  • May 20

    Welcoming back Margaret deGuzman

    Welcoming back Margaret deGuzman
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome back previous IntLawGrrls contributor Margaret M. deGuzman. Meg is associate professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, where she teaches criminal law,…
Rank this Week: 33

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Shaffer, Nedumpara, & Sinha: State Transformation and the Role of Lawyers: The WTO, India, and Transnational Legal Ordering

    Shaffer, Nedumpara, & Sinha: State Transformation and the Role of Lawyers: The WTO, India, and Transnational Legal Ordering
    Gregory Shaffer (Univ. of California, Irvine - Law), James J. Nedumpara (Jindal Global Law School), & Aseema Sinha (Claremont McKenna College) have posted State Transformation and the Role of Lawyers: The WTO, India, and Transnational…
  • May 22

    Bradley: Foreign Relations Law and the Purported Shift Away from 'Exceptionalism'

    Bradley: Foreign Relations Law and the Purported Shift Away from 'Exceptionalism'
    Curtis A. Bradley (Duke Univ. - Law) has posted Foreign Relations Law and the Purported Shift Away from 'Exceptionalism' (Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 128, p. 294, 2015). Here's the abstract: In prior writings, I coined the term…
  • May 22

    New Issue: International Theory

    New Issue: International Theory
    The latest issue of International Theory (Vol. 7, no. 2, July 2015) is out. Contents include:Joseph O’Mahoney, Why did they do that?: the methodology of reasons for action Jens Steffek, The output legitimacy of international…
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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
  • May 22

    CFP: Transnational Legal Indicators & Metric

    CFP: Transnational Legal Indicators & Metric
    The International Sociological Association (ISA) will hold the Third ISA Forum of Sociology on July 10-14, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. The theme of the forum is “The Futures We Want:...
  • May 22

    Hawaii Access to Justice Conference–Honolulu, HI

    Hawaii Access to Justice Conference–Honolulu, HI
    The University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law will host the 2015 Hawaii Access to Justice Conference on June 19, 2015. Please visit the conference website for forthcoming...
  • May 22

    Human Right to Family Planning Conference–Seattle, WA

    Human Right to Family Planning Conference–Seattle, WA
    University of Washington School of Law will host the Human Right to Family Planning (HR2FP) Conference on Oct. 9-11, 2015. Please visit the conference website for forthcoming details. “Our conference...
Rank this Week: 35

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • May 23

    Second Circuit Clerk's Office, once again, has issues with keeping "under seal" opinion under seal

    Second Circuit Clerk's Office, once again, has issues with keeping "under seal" opinion under seal
    Second Circuit Clerk's Office, once again, has issues with keeping "under seal" opinion under seal: Nearly eight years ago, I was involved in one such incident, detailed here, here, and here. Something similar happened once again yesterday.…
  • May 23

    "Non-profit brings voting rights campaign to V.I."

    "Non-profit brings voting rights campaign to V.I."
    "Non-profit brings voting rights campaign to V.I." Today's edition of The Virgin Islands Daily News contains an article that begins, "Quirks of federal law and a century-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling about the shipment of oranges keep…
  • May 23

    "In new open records case, Thomas Woznicki invokes 'the Woznicki rule'"

    "In new open records case, Thomas Woznicki invokes 'the Woznicki rule'"
    "In new open records case, Thomas Woznicki invokes 'the Woznicki rule'": Bruce Vielmetti has this front page article in today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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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
  • May 21

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!
    Today Angolan journalist and human rights defender Rafael Marques walked out of court a free man. He was facing over 10 years in prison and a fine of $1.2 million US dollars but all charges were dropped.
  • May 20

    The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide

    The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide
    Across the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) continue to face endemic violence, legal discrimination, and other human rights violations on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As we move from…
  • May 20

    Nebraska, Tsarnaev, and the United States’ dwindling use of the death penalty

    Nebraska, Tsarnaev, and the United States’ dwindling use of the death penalty
    At first blush, Nebraska lawmakers' stunning passage of a bill to abolish the death penalty in their state and the death sentence handed down to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings may seem at odds. But appearances can be…
Rank this Week: 37

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month [corrected]

    Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month [corrected]
    President Obama this morning delivered a 30-minute address (full text) at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. to mark Jewish Heritage Month. Here is an excerpt from his wide-ranging speech:Now, I wanted to come here to celebrate…
  • May 22

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'
    Two days after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl issued an executive order designed to prevent governmental entities from denying benefits to persons who act in accordance with their religious beliefs in opposition to same-sex marriage (see…
  • May 22

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF
    Last week, President Obama announced his intention to reappoint Dr. James J. Zogby to another term on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Earlier this week, USCIRF issued a press release in which USCIRF Chair Dr.…
Rank this Week: 38

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 23

    The Outlaws of Waco

    The Outlaws of Waco
    There are 169 bikers in jail in Waco, now that Jeff Batley made $1,000,000 bail. As Mark Bennett pointed out, the million dollar bail set for these bikers, due to nine dead and 18 injured in the Twin Peaks melee, is off the charts. Each…
  • May 23

    Fallibility Cannot Be Escaped

    Fallibility Cannot Be Escaped
    If Earl Warren and Albert Camus fought George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who would win?  That’s the question posed by Bill Otis in his rejoinder to George Wills’ conservative case against the death penalty. …
  • May 22

    Blood From A Corporation

    Blood From A Corporation
    Nobody likes the fact that corporate crime ends up with the payment of a big fine and a deferred prosecution agreement.  It’s so unsatisfying, there being no perp walk, no face to hate and ridicule, no physical embodiment of…
Rank this Week: 39

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: 40

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 41

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
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Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Apr 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015
    Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and…
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • May 23

    Preclusion, ascertainability, and civil rights classe

    Preclusion, ascertainability, and civil rights classe
    On this post about class certification in the Alabama marriage litigation, commenter "Hash" began an exchange about the scope of that class, whether it was properly defined, whether it was "ascertainable," and whether it…
  • May 22

    Fourth Circuit Highlights Circuit Spit on Legal Standard for Retaliation Claims in Employment Case

    Fourth Circuit Highlights Circuit Spit on Legal Standard for Retaliation Claims in Employment Case
    In Foster v. Univ. of Md.-E. Shore, No. 14-1073 (4th Cir. May 21, 2015), the Fourth Circuit identified a circuit split on the applicability of the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting paradigm for cases alleging Title VII retaliatory action in…
  • May 21

    Class certifcation in Alabama SSM litigation

    Class certifcation in Alabama SSM litigation
    Judge Callie Granade of the Southern District of Alabama took a giant step towards establishing marriage equality throughout Alabama. Judge Granade finally granted the motion for class certification in Strawser. She certified a plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 44

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    New University Of Texas President Rejects 'Vulgar' Salary Slurped Up By His Counterparts At Other Colleges 75% Of Charleston Faculty Put Their Jobs On The Line, Blast Law School's Management Yelp Law School Rankings After 16%-20% Enrollment…
  • May 23

    WSJ: Tax Court OKs Use Of Crummey Trust To Give $1.6 Million Tax-Free To 60 Beneficiaries, Despite No-Contest Clause

    WSJ: Tax Court OKs Use Of Crummey Trust To Give $1.6 Million Tax-Free To 60 Beneficiaries, Despite No-Contest Clause
    Following up on last week's post, Tax Court Approves Crummey Trust With 60 Beneficiaries, Despite Religious Arbitration Clause: Wall Street Journal Tax Report, A Way to Make Big Gifts to Family Without Tax: The Tax Court Cleared a Couple’s…
  • May 23

    Robert De Niro to NYU Grads: ‘You’re F—ked'

    Robert De Niro to NYU Grads: ‘You’re F—ked'
    New York Post Page Six, Robert De Niro to NYU Grads: ‘You’re F—ked’: Hollywood heavyweight Robert De Niro delivered a heavy dose of reality to graduates of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts — telling them, “You made…
Rank this Week: 45