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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 18

    Memo to Trump: Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights On Your Way Out

    Memo to Trump: Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights On Your Way Out
    There is a hugely scathing (and in my view, pretty accurate) op-ed in today's New York Times by Frank Bruni, The Week When ... Trump Resigned. Bruni opines that Trump voluntarily abdicated the Oval Office on Tuesday: [More...]…
  • Aug 18

    White House Confirms Steve Bannon is Out

    White House Confirms Steve Bannon is Out
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders today at the press briefing: “White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.” …
  • Aug 18

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    It's a jail day for me, which means an open thread day for you. All topics welcome, but please be civil. [[ 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/
  • Aug 15

    Arizona Loan Office Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

    Arizona Loan Office Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael Quiroz, Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Raner C. Collins to 36 months in prison.  Quiroz was previously found guilty at trial of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire…
  • Aug 15

    First rule of holes: When in one, stop digging

    First rule of holes: When in one, stop digging
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Margie P. Shephard, 51, Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice after forging a court order to get another inmate released from prison. Shephard was incarcerated as an inmate at Federal…
  • Aug 15

    Former NYC Police Officer and Pal Indicted in Short Sale Fraud

    Former NYC Police Officer and Pal Indicted in Short Sale Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael Rizzi, 45, Brooklyn, New York,and Edward Monahan, 45, Staten Island, New York, were each charged in a criminal complaint with one count of bank fraud and on count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud,…
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/
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/
  • Aug 18

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does Sen. Blumenthal have an emoluments clause problem?

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does Sen. Blumenthal have an emoluments clause problem?
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by members of Congress alleging that President Trump is violating the foreign emoluments clause. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that because President Trump…
  • Aug 18

    [Ilya Somin] A cosmopolitan case against world government

    [Ilya Somin] A cosmopolitan case against world government
    The World Government Research Network has just published my new article, “A Cosmopolitan Case Against World Government.” Here is an excerpt, which briefly summarizes the rest: The debate over world government and “global…
  • Aug 18

    [Ilya Somin] My “National Review” op ed on fair weather federalism

    [Ilya Somin] My “National Review” op ed on fair weather federalism
    Earlier today, National Review published my new op ed on “fair weather federalism,” which explains how both left and right could benefit from a more systematic commitment to enforcing limits on federal government power. Here is an…
Rank this Week: 5

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    VIEW OF MOUNT OTEMANU

    VIEW OF MOUNT OTEMANU
    From the Four Seasons Bora Bora
  • Aug 18

    THE VIEW WAS SWEETER THAN THIS DESSERT

    THE VIEW WAS SWEETER THAN THIS DESSERT
    @ Four Seasons Bora Bora Home made ice cream and sorbet 2100 xpf Choice of vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel, mango, passion fruit, lemon, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple and coconut
  • Aug 18

    COMING FROM MOUNT OTEMANU?

    COMING FROM MOUNT OTEMANU?
    @ Bora Bora
Rank this Week: 6

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: 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/
Rank this Week: 8

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 18

    Venezuela chief prosecutor announces plans to jail protest leader

    Venezuela chief prosecutor announces plans to jail protest leader
    Venezuela’s new chief prosecutor announced plans on Thursday to pursue and imprison those responsible for leading violent protests that have plagued the country since April. The statement came the day before a proposed measure targeting…
  • Aug 18

    Married same-sex couple sues former employer for revoking health insurance

    Married same-sex couple sues former employer for revoking health insurance
    A married same-sex couple filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against a former employer on Thursday in the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] that alleges the company discriminated by refusing to provide…
  • Aug 17

    ICC orders reparations for destruction of Timbuktu shrine

    ICC orders reparations for destruction of Timbuktu shrine
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Thursday found [order, PDF] that a Malian jihadist is liable for individual and collective reparations for overseeing the destruction of Muslim shrines in Timbuktu. Ahmad Al Faqi…
Rank this Week: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: City of Bloomfield, New Mexico v. Felix 17-60 Issues: (1) What standard should be used to evaluate establishment clause challenges to passive displays such as monuments; and (2) whether litigants have…
  • Aug 18

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    In The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that the decision of Justice Neil Gorsuch “to address a conservative group at the Trump International Hotel in Washington next month, less than two weeks before the court is set to hear…
  • Aug 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC 17-99 Issues: (1) Whether the “substantial[ity]” and…
Rank this Week: 10

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 18

    Life in South Florida (II)

    Life in South Florida (II)
    I see this ad frequently in the Miami Herald too — oddly it’s often near the car ads; even stranger, the link takes you to an all-Spanish-language site. Haven’t been tempted to try it, though. The post Life in South Florida…
  • Aug 16

    Life In South Florida (I)

    Life In South Florida (I)
    Do you get one of these ads every day in your paper? The post Life In South Florida (I) appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Aug 14

    That’s How You Do It

    That’s How You Do It
    Statement on Violence in Charlottesville from University of Miami President Julio Frenk As universities across the country prepare to welcome students for a new academic year, we are faced with an attack on our core values. The University of…
Rank this Week: 11

Frederic Borel

Frederic Borel

Summarizes and translates decisions of the US Supreme Court (and occasionally the California Supreme Court) which may be of interest to Swiss legal professionals.

http://fredericborel.blogspot.ch/
  • Aug 3

    Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, Docket 15-457

    Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, Docket 15-457
    Class action: Class certification: Dismissal: Appeal: Art. III: (this is the concur. opinion).The plaintiffs in this case, respondents here, sued Mi­crosoft, petitioner here, to recover damages after they purchased allegedly faulty video…
  • Jul 26

    K.R. v. Super. Ct., S231709

    K.R. v. Super. Ct., S231709
    Plea agreements: juvenile proceedings: waiver: mandate:Plea negotiations and agreements are an accepted and integral component of the criminal justice system and essential to the expeditious and fair administration of our courts. Plea…
  • Jul 21

    P. v. Super. Ct., S232639

    P. v. Super. Ct., S232639
    Common law v. statute: (…) The general rule that we do not presume the Legislature intends to abrogate the common law unless it clearly and unequivocally says so. (Reynolds v. Bement (2005) 36 Cal.4th 1075 (Reynolds)). Reynolds, supra,…
Rank this Week: 12

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Vegas to Tulsa to Norman

    Vegas to Tulsa to Norman
    That’s where I am headed to this next week. Las Vegas for ILTCON, the International Legal Technology Association annual conference, from Monday late afternoon to midday Wednesday. Disliking Las Vegas, and having been to two conferences…
  • Aug 10

    Do law schools take professional development of students seriously?

    Do law schools take professional development of students seriously?
    In the last week I’ve had exchanges with a couple law schools that made me wonder how serious law schools take professional development of their students. I’m basing this on my belief that a law student’s understanding of…
  • Aug 9

    Law school operated WordPress a replacement for today’s law review

    Law school operated WordPress a replacement for today’s law review
    With the advent of the Internet, and with it the expansion of open publishing, it’s not reasonable to expect law reviews to continue in their current form. Law professors looking to publish should be provided their own “printing…
Rank this Week: 13

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 14

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Aug 18

    News Headlines for Aug 18, 2017

    News Headlines for Aug 18, 2017
    Head of Sears Canada steps down to launch bid for troubled retailer , Judge Mary F. Walrath Receives Judge William Norton, Jr. Judicial Excellence Award ,UW-Oshkosh Foundation to file for bankruptcy in wake of building scandal
  • Aug 18

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 18, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 18, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama Party…
  • Aug 17

    News Headlines for Aug 17, 2017

    News Headlines for Aug 17, 2017
    Polsinelli Welcomes Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Shareholder Trey Monsour ,Second Circuit Reaffirms Broad Scope of Bankruptcy Code’s Subordination of Shareholder Claims | Jones Day ,Hartford, With Its Finances in Disarray,…
Rank this Week: 15

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Aug 18

    Cover on the Efficiency Gap Proposal for Evaluating Partisan Gerrymandering

    Cover on the Efficiency Gap Proposal for Evaluating Partisan Gerrymandering
    Benjamin Plener Cover (University of Idaho - College of Law) has posted Quantifying Partisan Gerrymandering: An Evaluation of the Efficiency Gap Proposal (70 Stan. L. Rev. __ (2018 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For three…
  • Aug 18

    Newman on Canada's Notwithstanding Clause

    Newman on Canada's Notwithstanding Clause
    Dwight G. Newman (University of Saskatchewan College of Law; University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law) has posted Canada's Notwithstanding Clause, Dialogue, and Constitutional Identities on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper seeks to…
  • Aug 18

    Michaels on the Holding-Dictum Binary as a Scalar

    Michaels on the Holding-Dictum Binary as a Scalar
    Andrew C. Michaels (George Washington University Law School) has posted The Holding-Dictum Spectrum on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The distinction between holding and dictum is often treated under a binary paradigm; either a proposition is…
Rank this Week: 16

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jun 5

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking
    The arrest of an alleged source of a classified leak to the Intercept offers a lesson in the risks of spilling secrets. The post Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC
    A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous 'Fireball' Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool
    University of Washington researchers put sensors in 15 ridesharing cars, and uncovered new evidence of how stingrays are being used and how to detect them. The post Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool appeared…
Rank this Week: 17

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Conference: Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and Dispute Settlement after WWI

    Conference: Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and Dispute Settlement after WWI
    On December 6-8, 2017, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law will hold a conference on "Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and Dispute Settlement after WWI." The program is…
  • Aug 18

    Steger: The Founding of the Appellate Body

    Steger: The Founding of the Appellate Body
    Debra P. Steger (Univ. of Ottawa - Law) has posted The Founding of the Appellate Body. Here's the abstract: The WTO Appellate Body has established itself as a leading international tribunal in the world today. However, Uruguay Round…
  • Aug 18

    New Issue: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht

    New Issue: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht
    The latest issue of the Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Vol. 77, no. 2, 2017) is out. Contents include:Thomas Buergenthal, Human Rights: From San Francisco to The Hague“Effectiveness…
Rank this Week: 18

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: 19

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

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

    Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV

    Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV
    8-18-17 West Virginia: HUNTINGTON - West Virginia's intensive supervision office, which employs dozens of officers who have spent nearly a decade herding hundreds of sex offenders, will end in September. The termination of the ISO program…
  • Aug 17

    Committee recommends eliminating residency restrictions for sex offender

    Committee recommends eliminating residency restrictions for sex offender
    8-17-17 Ohio: COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A proposed change to Ohio’s Criminal Code could eliminate residency restrictions for sex offenders. The Criminal Justice Recodification Committee has finished reviewing Ohio’s extensive criminal code…
  • Aug 14

    Sex offenders helping pay for record keeping

    Sex offenders helping pay for record keeping
    8-15-17 Wyoming: A statute passed by the 2017 Wyoming Legislature is aimed at helping pay to monitor sex offenders. Beginning July 1, 2017, additions or deletions to addresses, registrations of vehicles, phones, etc., will require a…
Rank this Week: 20

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

http://www.americanlawyer.com/top-stories
  • Aug 18

    Ex-Foley & Lardner Partner Enters Not-Guilty Plea in Case Alleging Insider Trading

    Ex-Foley & Lardner Partner Enters Not-Guilty Plea in Case Alleging Insider Trading
    Following insider trading charges brought in May, former Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and Foley & Lardner partner Walter "Chet" Little formally denied the allegations in court on Thursday, entering a not-guilty plea alongside a…
  • Aug 18

    Venable Vies for Baltimore Police Monitor Role as Sheppard Mullin Re-Ups in New Orlean

    Venable Vies for Baltimore Police Monitor Role as Sheppard Mullin Re-Ups in New Orlean
    As Baltimore nears a recommendation for a police monitor under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, Venable remains as the only law firm in a select group of finalists vying for the role. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter &…
  • Aug 17

    Morgan Lewis Lands a New Tax Man in Bill-Slashing Baker McKenzie Partner

    Morgan Lewis Lands a New Tax Man in Bill-Slashing Baker McKenzie Partner
    Baker McKenzie's North America tax practice head Tom Linguanti has left the global legal giant to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. By linking up with John Magee, a high-profile tax controversy partner at his new firm, Linguanti finds himself…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 18

    Collusive Benchmark Rates Fixing

    Collusive Benchmark Rates Fixing
    Nuria Boot, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); KU Leuven, Timo Klein, University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE), and Maarten Pieter Schinkel, University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for Law &…
  • Aug 18

    DOES EU COMPETITION POLICY SUPPORT INCLUSIVE GROWTH?

    DOES EU COMPETITION POLICY SUPPORT INCLUSIVE GROWTH?
    Adriaan Dierx, Fabienne Ilzkovitz, Beatrice Pataracchia, Marco Ratto, Anna Thum-Thysen and Janos Varga ask DOES EU COMPETITION POLICY SUPPORT INCLUSIVE GROWTH? ABSTRACT: This article proposes a novel methodology to strengthen the…
  • Aug 18

    11th Junior Competition Conference (JCC) - Friday 8 September 2017

    11th Junior Competition Conference (JCC) - Friday 8 September 2017
    11th Junior Competition Conference (JCC) Friday 8 September 2017 Competition Appeal Tribunal Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, London WC1A 2EB UK merger control: where are we now and where are we going? & Competition law in a digital…
Rank this Week: 22

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Spreading

    Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Spreading
    The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. This outbreak includes four different types…
  • Aug 17

    18 now sick with E. coli after Lake Wildwood visit

    18 now sick with E. coli after Lake Wildwood visit
    As of today, there are eighteen cases linked to the recent E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. Of the eighteen cases, twelve are children and six are adults. All reported illnesses are associated with playing in the water at Commodore Beach in Lake…
  • Aug 16

    Mama C’s Donut Norovirus Outbreak Hits 418 in 5 State

    Mama C’s Donut Norovirus Outbreak Hits 418 in 5 State
    The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department released a set of statistics showing how wide the food-borne Norovirus linked to Mama C’s spread. According to the health department, there were a total of 378 primary cases and an additional 40…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 23

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    August's autumn.

    August's autumn.
    The colors are beginning to change, I see:Photographed today, near Lake Mendota.Feel free to write about anything in the comments.
  • Aug 18

    "The anger and action aimed at the statues are reminiscent of recent controversies over two prominent artworks..."

    "The anger and action aimed at the statues are reminiscent of recent controversies over two prominent artworks..."
    "... Dana Schutz’s painting 'Open Casket' depicting Emmett Till, the murdered African-American teenager, in the Whitney Biennial, and Sam Durant’s sculpture gallows 'Scaffold,' at the Walker Art Center’s sculpture garden,…
  • Aug 18

    "Steve is now unchained. Fully unchained."

    "Steve is now unchained. Fully unchained."
    "He’s going nuclear. You have no idea. This is gonna be really fucking bad."Comments from 2 different Bannon friends, relayed by Politico.And:“First he’s gonna figure things out with Bob and Bekah [Mercer],” said one…
Rank this Week: 25

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    JOTWELL roundup: on Pfander, Fortner, Hinton, Chused & William

    JOTWELL roundup: on Pfander, Fortner, Hinton, Chused & William
    As regular readers know, JOTWELL's Legal History section is a great source for identifying must-read work in our field. Lately I've noticed lots of other JOTWELL sections also calling attention to historical work. Here's a roundup:Writing for…
  • Aug 18

    Using film to teach non-US & global legal history

    Using film to teach non-US & global legal history
    [This is the second of two posts on film & pedagogy. The first is on US legal history.]Credit: IMDbWhat films (and film clips) do you use when teaching legal history? This summer, we asked many of you this question (H/t: Law &…
  • Aug 17

    On Charlottesville

    On Charlottesville
    Legal historians have been speaking out in the wake of violent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville:Risa Goluboff, dean of UVA law, has issued multiple statements, including this one. Here’s an excerpt: As I seek to…
Rank this Week: 28

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 17

    A note on the impossibility of “fairness”

    A note on the impossibility of “fairness”
    A note on the impossibility of “fairness” – Thomas Miconi “Various measures can be used to determine bias or unfairness in a predictor. Previous work has already established that some of these measures are incompatible…
  • Aug 17

    Report to Congress: DATA Act Pilot Program

    Report to Congress: DATA Act Pilot Program
    Report to Congress: DATA Act Pilot Program, Office of Management and Budget, August 10, 2017. “In May 2017, the Administration enabled a new view of Federal spending that for the first time, linked Federal account information to awards.…
  • Aug 17

    Algorithmic Transparency for the Smart City

    Algorithmic Transparency for the Smart City
    Brauneis, Robert and Goodman, Ellen P., Algorithmic Transparency for the Smart City (August 2, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3012499 “Emerging across many disciplines are questions about algorithmic ethics –…
Rank this Week: 26

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 15

    OPINIONS – August 15, 2017

    OPINIONS – August 15, 2017
    Matter of M.RC YINC DA 17-0081 2017 MT 202N Civil – Dependent Neglect Hark v. Quirk Cattle DA 16-0740 2017 MT 201N Civil – Water Rights Adjudication State v. E. Farr III DA 15-0536 2017 MT 200N Criminal – DUI-Felony State v.…
  • Aug 9

    OPINION – August 9, 2017

    OPINION – August 9, 2017
    State v. M. Reopelle DA 16-0158 2017 MT 196 Criminal – Deceptive Practice
  • Aug 8

    OPINIONS – August 8, 2017

    OPINIONS – August 8, 2017
    Hilton v. State DA 16-0352 2017 MT 195N Civil – Reinstatement of Driver’s License Jenkins v. U.S. Bank et al. DA 16-0732 2017 MT 194N Civil – Injunction Kent a k a Lindblom v. State DA 17-0325 2017 MT 193N Civil –…
Rank this Week: 27

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 18

    Liability roundup

    Liability roundup
    Ted Frank, crusader against class action abuse and formerly a contributor to this blog, profiled [Caleb Hannan, Bloomberg] Judge: “Milberg attorneys engaged in an elaborate scheme of deceptive conduct” in qui tam relator case…
  • Aug 17

    Eclipse risk management

    Eclipse risk management
    Reader R.T. writes: “Don’t know if anyone has commented but my son’s middle school is keeping all students inside from 1-4. My law partner’s kid’s school is releasing them all at 11. Guarantee it is because they…
  • Aug 17

    EEOC: “gentleman’s club” broke law by refusing to hire male barkeep

    EEOC: “gentleman’s club” broke law by refusing to hire male barkeep
    The EEOC’s 1997 dispute with the Hooters breastaurant chain over its failure to hire male Hooters Girls is among the most glorious in its history [see coverage here and here]. Now the Commission seems eager to bring back old times: it…
Rank this Week: 29

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    4,000 Faith Leaders Oppose Repeal of Johnson Amendment

    4,000 Faith Leaders Oppose Repeal of Johnson Amendment
    As reported by Americans United, this week a letter signed by more than 4,000 faith leaders from all 50 states (full text) was sent to members of Congress urging them to keep the Johnson Amendment in the Internal Revenue Code.  That…
  • Aug 18

    Northern Ireland Court Says No Right To Same-Sex Marriage

    Northern Ireland Court Says No Right To Same-Sex Marriage
    A trial court judge in the High Court of Northern Ireland yesterday held that the rights of same-sex couples under the European Convention on Human Rights are not infringed by the law of Northern Ireland which allows them only enter civil…
  • Aug 18

    USCIRF Issues New Report on Blasphemy Laws Around the World

    USCIRF Issues New Report on Blasphemy Laws Around the World
    The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom this week released a report titled Respecting Rights? Measuring the World’s Blasphemy Laws. The report Overview describes the content:This report examines and compares the content…
Rank this Week: 30

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
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
  • Aug 18

    How an Attorney Qualifies an Expert Witne

    How an Attorney Qualifies an Expert Witne
    Attorney Miles Mason talks about qualifying someone as an expert witness. How does he demonstrate an accountant’s training, experience, and credentials so that the court will permit him or her to testify as an expert?
  • Aug 15

    Calculating Income in Divorce Case

    Calculating Income in Divorce Case
    There are four widely recognized methods of calculating income in divorce cases. These four methods have been developed for use by the Internal Revenue Service in calculating unreported income in tax cases, and are the primary ways a…
  • Aug 10

    Calculating Lost Profits in Litigation

    Calculating Lost Profits in Litigation
    In the below video, Tracy Coenen talks about three common methods that are used to calculate lost profits in commercial litigation: the before and after approach, the yardstick approach, and hypothetical profits. In general, these methods are…
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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 33

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 18

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup
    This week, Ari Glogower (Ohio State) reviews a new work by David Weisbach (Chicago), New View Integration, 71 Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017). David Weisbach’s new work argues that integration methods eliminating the double tax on corporate…
  • Aug 18

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Richard Abel (UCLA), Book Review of Engines of Anxiety: Academic Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability by Wendy Nelson Espeland and Michael Sauder Bloomberg, Law Deans Argue Over How to Count Jobs They Fund The Daily Californian, Budget…
  • Aug 18

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    The Atlantic, The Tax Break Dividing the Republican Party Bloomberg, Cohn Plans to 'Hit the Ground Running' on Tax Reform Bloomberg, Five Questions for Republican Tax Reformers Bloomberg, How Markets Are Reacting to Tax Reform Talks Center on…
Rank this Week: 34

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 3

    The WSJ Law Blog: 2006-2017

    The WSJ Law Blog: 2006-2017
    More than a decade ago, The Wall Street Journal launched Law Blog. It had a simple name but a novel approach to legal coverage in the pre-Twitter era. The goal: to deliver readers interested in national legal affairs the latest news and rapid…
  • Jun 21

    Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham

    Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham
    The former head of the Justice Department’s criminal division is joining the law firm Latham & Watkins, the firm announced on Wednesday, making the firm now home to two former assistant attorney generals for the criminal division,…
  • Jun 15

    Hogan Lovells Launches in Boston with Acquisition of Investigations Firm

    Hogan Lovells Launches in Boston with Acquisition of Investigations Firm
    Hogan Lovells is opening a Boston office with the acquisition of a boutique firm.
Rank this Week: 35

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: 36

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/medical-malpractice-lawyer/
Rank this Week: 37

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 18

    CLE on Firearms in Estate Administration

    CLE on Firearms in Estate Administration
    The National Business Institute is holding a conference entitled, Firearms in Estate Administration, which will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2017 via teleconference. Provided below is a description of the event: Program Description…
  • Aug 18

    Glen Campbell, Whose Hit Songs Bridged Country and Pop, Dies at 81

    Glen Campbell, Whose Hit Songs Bridged Country and Pop, Dies at 81
    Glen Campbell, the country musician known famously for songs like “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Gentle on my Mind”, passed away Tuesday at the age of 81. Campbell’s publicist attributed his death to Alzheimer’s, from which he had been…
  • Aug 18

    Feds: Mason Family Faked Life Insurance Policies, Collected $2.9 Million and Bought Bentley Convertible

    Feds: Mason Family Faked Life Insurance Policies, Collected $2.9 Million and Bought Bentley Convertible
    A Mason family is being charged for their involvement in a $2.9 million insurance scam. Prosecutors say Mitch Stevenson, his wife Patricia, and their daughter, Candace Stevenson, all participated in an effort to defraud West Coast Life…
Rank this Week: 39

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Aug 17

    NYC Congregation Owns Touro Synagogue

    NYC Congregation Owns Touro Synagogue
    A recent article in the NY Times, New York Congregation Owns Oldest Synagogue in the U.S., 180 Miles Away, Court Rules, reports that a federal appeals court has ruled that Shearith Israel in New York actually owns the Touro Synagogue building…
  • Aug 4

    Law Professors: An Overview from William Blackstone to Barack Obama

    Law Professors: An Overview from William Blackstone to Barack Obama
    As students prepare to resume their legal studies and begin their scholarship for another semester under the tutelage of their BLS professors, I want to recommend a new book that discusses the contributions to the legal profession of a group…
  • Aug 3

    Policing the Black Man

    Policing the Black Man
    The Brooklyn Law School Library’s August New Books List (24 print titles and 12 eBook titles) has among its titles an interesting one, Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, (Call No. HV9950 .P64 2017). Edited by…
Rank this Week: 40

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

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

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
Rank this Week: 38

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
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 41

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
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 42

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Joint IP Ownership Right

    Joint IP Ownership Right
    New ideas, creations, and business ventures are often the product of collaboration.  If lawyers had their way, a written agreement would precede every creative collaboration.  Of course, this is not the case.  Collaborators…
  • Aug 17

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million
    The four year saga ended (at least for now) with Tiffany & Co. being awarded for its vigorous fight to maintain its trademark and protect against genericide.  As previously reported, Tiffany & Co. filed suit against Costco…
  • Aug 14

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?
    By now, you’re familiar with my enjoyment in capturing and sharing new billboard signage that hits the streets of the Twin Cities. Question, what tagline might have inspired this one? Was the Minnesota Renaissance Festival inspired by…
Rank this Week: 43

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 18

    No-Action Letter for Deere & Company Permitted Exclusion of Emissions Elimination Proposal

    No-Action Letter for Deere & Company Permitted Exclusion of Emissions Elimination Proposal
    In Deere & Co., 2016 BL 406370 (Dec. 5, 2016), Deere & Company (“Deere”) requested the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) permit omission of a proposal submitted by Christine Jantz…
  • Aug 11

    Disappearing Women

    Disappearing Women
    How quickly things change—and not for the better.  In June, Fortune magazine reported that woman were “making strides” because a whopping 6.4% of CEOs were female.  As sad as that figure is, it just got much…
  • Apr 21

    Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher: The Issue of Representative Shareholder

    Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher: The Issue of Representative Shareholder
    In Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher, 2016 BL 16110 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 21, 2016), third party plaintiffs Frank Fisher (“Fisher”), Robert Sonfield (“Sonfield”), and the Livingston Growth Fund Trust…
Rank this Week: 45

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 15

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide
    On 15 August 2014, ISIS fighters ordered the Yazidis of Kocho to assemble in the village school. The women and younger children were forced upstairs while, on the ground floor, ISIS fighters divided the men and older boys in groups before…
  • Aug 15

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Sareta Ashraph. From May 2012 to November 2016, Sareta served as the Chief Analyst on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, documenting violations of…
  • Aug 10

    Georgia’s very own Öcalan? Mukhtarli’s Cross border-abduction in light of Georgia’s obligations under IHRL

    Georgia’s very own Öcalan? Mukhtarli’s Cross border-abduction in light of Georgia’s obligations under IHRL
    This post concerns the case of Afgan Mukhtarli, an Azerbaijani investigative journalist (reporting on the possible corruption of Azerbaijani Authorities) who was allegedly abducted from Tbilisi, Georgia. He is now facing trial in Azerbaijan.…
Rank this Week: 46