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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/
  • Nov 22

    Saturday Night Open Thread

    Saturday Night Open Thread
    JFK was assassinated today in 1963. I just tuned into a CNN special and saw Lee Harvey Oswald get arrested, and then shot. They cut to interviews of passersby. "That wasn't right. He deserved a fair trial," said the first one. The second…
  • Nov 22

    Saudi Detainee Transferred From Guantanamo

    Saudi Detainee Transferred From Guantanamo
    Muhammad al-Zahrani, imprisoned at Guantanamo since 2002, returned home to Saudi Arabia today. He agreed to participate in the Saudi rehabilitation program. Al-Zahrani is the 13th prisoner to leave Guantanamo Bay this year and the seventh…
  • Nov 22

    WSJ: U.S. Marshals Posing as Mexican Marines to Catch Cartel Member

    WSJ: U.S. Marshals Posing as Mexican Marines to Catch Cartel Member
    The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. Justice Department personnel are disguising themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in armed raids against drug suspects in Mexico, according to people familiar with the matter, an escalation of…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Business Partners Jailed for Ripping off Banks and Real Estate Investor

    Business Partners Jailed for Ripping off Banks and Real Estate Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Melvin Russell “Rusty” Shields, 45, Granite Falls, North Carolina, and Michael Sims, 60, Gilroy, California, the founders of the S3 Partners, were sentenced to prison for investment fraud and fraudulently…
  • Nov 20

    Man Sent to Prison for Stealing Real Estate Investment Fund

    Man Sent to Prison for Stealing Real Estate Investment Fund
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Christopher Burhans, 65, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to 37 months’ imprisonment, two years’ supervised release and $1,658,205 in…
  • Nov 20

    Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Cleveland Credit Union of $2.3M

    Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Cleveland Credit Union of $2.3M
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. John Struna, 52, Concord Township, Ohio, pleaded guilty to defrauding Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union. The defendant received $112,105 from a bank co-conspirator for the purchase of a condominium located in Ft. Myers,…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Nov 21

    Risk of Mortgage Foreclosure for Those Least Able to Re-enter the Workforce

    Risk of Mortgage Foreclosure for Those Least Able to Re-enter the Workforce
    Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reports that “40% of households 65 and up were still paying a mortgage.”  In 1992, according to the report, there were only about 18% over 65 with…
  • Nov 19

    Morality and the Environment: from Keystone XL to Climate Change

    Morality and the Environment: from Keystone XL to Climate Change
    Legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed in the Senate on November 18. The measure was defeated 59-41, a single vote short of the super-majority necessary for passage.  All of the “no” votes…
  • Nov 18

    Fracking Saved Americans $248 Billion in 2013 — So Argues an American Petroleum Institute Study

    Fracking Saved Americans $248 Billion in 2013 — So Argues an American Petroleum Institute Study
    The war of words — and competing industry group commissioned studies — has just begun as we prepare for Republican vs. Democrat legislative battles on significant environmental issues. I suppose a kernel of truth can be found in…
Rank this Week: 4

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Nov 21

    Two cab drivers guilty of refusing to pick up blind man and guide dog – Daily Telegraph

    Two cab drivers guilty of refusing to pick up blind man and guide dog – Daily Telegraph
    ‘A blind man who was left standing in the pouring rain when two cab drivers refused to transport his guide dog has welcomed the decision to prosecute the pair so that “other people will not have to suffer”. Full story Daily…
  • Nov 21

    Lancashire sham marriages: Manchester gang jailed – BBC New

    Lancashire sham marriages: Manchester gang jailed – BBC New
    ‘A Manchester gang which set up sham weddings between Pakistani grooms and Portuguese brides has been jailed.’ Full story BBC News, 21st November 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Nov 21

    Conduct and disability – Employment Law Blog

    Conduct and disability – Employment Law Blog
    ‘Was there gross misconduct? If there was, did it justify dismissal? Those were issues before Judge Eady QC in Burdett v Aviva Employment Services Ltd, UKEAT/0439/13/JOJ, a case concerned with both unfair dismissal and discrimination…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry
    Video Description: Anyone convicted of a crime involving sex may be put on a public registry. At a conference on sex offender laws Vicky Henry, president of Women Against the Registry (WAR), tells of the horrendous consequences of the…
  • Nov 5

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say
    Original Article 10/17/2014 By Puck Lo Frank Lindsay, 62, is a father, small-business owner and avid surfer. He’s also one of 105,000 people in California — and 760,000 nationally — listed as a sex offender. In accordance…
  • Nov 5

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule
    Original Article 10/14/2014 By Peter Hall Some of Pennsylvania's latest sex offender registration requirements run afoul of a constitutional ban on laws that create new penalties for people who have already paid for their crimes, the…
Rank this Week: 6

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Nov 21

    Taubman Hires Top Sports Banker

    Taubman Hires Top Sports Banker
    Paul J. Taubman is bringing Don Cornwell, a managing director who specializes in sports team and gaming deals, to his boutique investment bank.
  • Nov 21

    Weekend Reading: Is the New York Fed a Cop or a Fire Warden?

    Weekend Reading: Is the New York Fed a Cop or a Fire Warden?
    Under rising scrutiny for its ties to Wall Street, the Federal Reserve played defense in separate Senate panels on Friday.
  • Nov 21

    Measuring the Apology of the Atlanta Hawk

    Measuring the Apology of the Atlanta Hawk
    In the fourth installment of the Apology Metrics series, Dov Seidman invites readers to participate in a survey on the apology of Steve Koonin for the Atlanta Hawks.
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Nov 21

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!
    Brandi Harrison, the 2014 National Watermelon Queen @ Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Nov 21

    TASTING THE MODERN

    TASTING THE MODERN
    Caviar and egg Figs, beets & pears Foie gras & cranberry tart Pasta with white truffle Branzino steamed in spinach, matsutake mushrooms Kobe Beef glazed in bone marrow Sorbet Chocolate
  • Nov 21

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN
    Went to Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen @ Boca Raton Food was just ok.
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/
  • Nov 21

    Associate Bonus Watch: Yet Another Firm Matches Simpson

    Associate Bonus Watch: Yet Another Firm Matches Simpson
    Biglaw firms are falling all over themselves to hand out money today.
  • Nov 21

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.21.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.21.14
    * A breakdown of Thomas M. Cooley’s bar passage rate. It’s… about as depressing as you’d expect. [Third Tier Reality] * Rapper being prosecuted on the argument that he benefitted from gang activity because the…
  • Nov 21

    50 Ways To Leave Your Biglaw Firm (And Keep Your Bonus)

    50 Ways To Leave Your Biglaw Firm (And Keep Your Bonus)
    If you are looking to move in the beginning of January, your finger should be pressing the call app in your phone.
Rank this Week: 9

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: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Nov 22

    Federal judge strikes down New Jersey sports betting

    Federal judge strikes down New Jersey sports betting
    [JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting, a move the state was taking to boost…
  • Nov 22

    Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

    Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional
    [JURIST] An Illinois judge on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] a law intended to fix the pension crisis in the state violates the Illinois constitution. Sangamon Country Circuit [official website] Judge John Belz ruled in favor of state employees…
  • Nov 21

    UN rights chief condemns Gambia for anti-gay legislation

    UN rights chief condemns Gambia for anti-gay legislation
    [JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein [official profile] on Thursday criticized Gambia [press release] for its passage and enforcement of legislation criminalizing homosexual acts. In October, Gambia…
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    January arguments, day by day

    January arguments, day by day
    The Supreme Court on Friday released the schedule of oral arguments for the session beginning January 12.  Arguments begin at 10 a.m. each day; each argument will be for one hour.  There will be no afternoon arguments. The daily…
  • Nov 22

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)
    UPDATED 11:21 a.m.   The Oklahoma petition for review before the appeals court rules is here.  The state noted it is willing to have its case, if granted, put on the same briefing schedule as King v. Burwell, and asks for a…
  • Nov 21

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Chandler v. United States 14-282 Issue: Whether conspiracy to commit a robbery, absent any overt act in furtherance of the crime, is itself a violent felony presenting a serious potential risk of physical…
Rank this Week: 12

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 22

    CONSISTENCY: The Most Urgent Action Against Climate Change

    CONSISTENCY: The Most Urgent Action Against Climate Change
    During the first two weeks of December, world leaders will lay the foundation for a new global agreement on climate change at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima,…
  • Nov 22

    Introducing Astrid Puente

    Introducing Astrid Puente
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Astrid Puentes Riaño as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Originally from Colombia, Astrid holds an LL.M. in Comparative Law from the University of Florida, a Masters in Environmental Law from…
  • Nov 21

    Read On!: The Greening of European Business Under EU Law

    Read On!: The Greening of European Business Under EU Law
    Beate Sjåfjell and Anja Wiesbrock have just published “The Greening of European Business under EU Law” The relationship between environmentally sustainable development and company and business law has emerged in recent years…
Rank this Week: 13

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 25

    Como fiscalizar o processo eleitoral no dia da eleição presidencial

    Como fiscalizar o processo eleitoral no dia da eleição presidencial
    Olá, Compartilhei este vídeo para orientar você, e sobretudo, os fiscais das urnas eletrônicas que estarão presentes nas diversas seções eleitorais em todo Brasil na eleição…
  • Sep 12

    Quer trabalhar conosco na área de Direito Digital ?

    Quer trabalhar conosco na área de Direito Digital ?
    Se você se identifica com a nossa área de atuação e tem interesse de trabalhar conosco, conheça nossa oferta de emprego para advogado júnior. Clique na imagem abaixo  
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Nov 22

    Oh the places you’ll go…

    Oh the places you’ll go…
    My blog is eleven years old today. It’s been a wonderful ride. All I could think of on this anniversary of beginning a blog in my garage, was “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. You have brains in your head. You…
  • Nov 21

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Immigration Executive Action, Flying Aircraft Carriers, Domestic Violence

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Immigration Executive Action, Flying Aircraft Carriers, Domestic Violence
    Of course, the big legal news of the past 24 hours is President Obama unveiling his long-awaited executive action on immigration. We have plenty of analysis on that front. Also, Chris Wolf joined me on LXBN TV to discuss the privacy framework…
  • Nov 21

    Nuts and bolts of social networking and social media for Utah Bar Association

    Nuts and bolts of social networking and social media for Utah Bar Association
    Download a PDF copy of this post here.    Professional and business development in the law is all about relationships and word of mouth. Never before have lawyers been presented the opportunity to build relationships and word of…
Rank this Week: 15

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Nov 21

    Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment

    Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment
    Jos Jansen and Andreas Pollak explore Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment. ABSTRACT: We study the strategic disclosure of demand information and product-market strategies of duopolists. In a setting…
  • Nov 21

    Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA

    Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA
    Thomas C. Arthur, Emory University School of Law, Amitai Aviram, University of Illinois College of Law, Edward D. Cavanagh, St. John's University - School of Law, Jorge L. Contreras, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Daniel…
  • Nov 21

    My Tribute to Bert Foer

    My Tribute to Bert Foer
    Bert Foer is retiring from AAI. Presumably spending more time with the grandchildren and Esther will keep him busy. Maybe he will write a book. I hope he remains engaged with antitrust. I have thought quite a bit about Bert's...
Rank this Week: 16

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Nov 20

    Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

    Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture
    In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, American artist Jim Sanborn was busy working on his Kryptos sculpture, a cryptographic puzzle wrapped in a riddle that he created for the CIA’s headquarters and that has been driving…
  • Nov 20

    Julian Assange’s Appeal to Drop His Case Was Rejected By Swedish Court

    Julian Assange’s Appeal to Drop His Case Was Rejected By Swedish Court
    More than two years after Julian Assange sought protection at the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK, a Swedish court is still demanding he return to that country to face questioning in a sex crimes investigation. Today a Swedish appeals court…
  • Nov 20

    How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise

    How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise
    The eBay-style contraband bazaar Evolution has grown more than 50 percent in drug offerings since September. The post How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Nov 22

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Our Word Is Our Bond: How Legal Speech Acts (The Cultural Lives of Law) by Marianne Constable. Here is a description: Words can be misspoken, misheard, misunderstood, or misappropriated; they can be…
  • Nov 22

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re
    The Download of the Week is Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court by Richard M. Re. Here is the abstract: “Narrowing” occurs when a court declines to apply a precedent even though, in the court’s own view, the precedent is...
  • Nov 21

    Listokin on Bounded and Unbounded Institutional Agent

    Listokin on Bounded and Unbounded Institutional Agent
    Yair Listokin's Bounded Institutions has been posted to the Yale Law Journal website. Here is the abstract: This Essay examines two alternative designs for hierarchical institutions: “bounded” and “unbounded.” In a bounded structure,…
Rank this Week: 18

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
  • Nov 20

    OPINION: State v. Cleveland

    OPINION: State v. Cleveland
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ENDANGERMENT-CRIMINAL DA 13-0512, 2014 MT 305, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JUSTIN ALLEN CLEVELAND, Defendant and Appellant.  
  • Nov 18

    OPINION: State v. Erickson

    OPINION: State v. Erickson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ENDANGERMENT-CRIMINAL DA 13-0312, 2014 MT 304, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. KENNETH A. ERICKSON, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Nov 18

    OPINION: State v. Erickson

    OPINION: State v. Erickson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ENDANGERMENT-CRIMINAL DA 13-0312, 2014 MT 304, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. KENNETH A. ERICKSON, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    CDC weighs in on 10 State Salmonella Sprout Outbreak

    CDC weighs in on 10 State Salmonella Sprout Outbreak
    Thanks to those working late on Friday. As of November 21, 2014, the CDC reports a total of 63 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 10 states:... Continue Reading
  • Nov 21

    Salmonella “Sproutbreak” – “Sproutpocalypse” – “Sproutageddon” Sickens 68 in 10 State

    Salmonella “Sproutbreak” – “Sproutpocalypse” – “Sproutageddon” Sickens 68 in 10 State
    Time for a Warning? Three people in Vermont and four people in New Hampshire have been sickened by Salmonella believed to be associated with bean sprouts, health officials in the... Continue Reading
  • Nov 20

    Multi-state Salmonella Cluster Under Investigation

    Multi-state Salmonella Cluster Under Investigation
    Boston’s Fox 25 News reports that Massachusetts state and federal health officials are looking into cases of salmonella that have been reported in multiple states. The Massachusetts Department of Health... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 21

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 20

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal
    A Swedish court has turned down Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against a detention order. His attorneys had argued that because he is currently in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the order cannot be enforced against him. The…
  • Nov 18

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie
    Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve School of Law, and Jason Schultz, New York University School of Law, are publishing Reconciling Intellectual & Personal Property in volume 90 of the Notre Dame Law Review. Here is the abstract.…
  • Nov 18

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?
    The Guardian notes that Julian Assange's legal troubles are now fodder for a new BBC4 comedy called (of course) Asylum. Kayvan Novak will play the Assange character (it's not clear to me if that character will actually be Mr. Assange...
Rank this Week: 22

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: 23

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: 24

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/
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
  • Nov 21

    DETEKT

    DETEKT
    EFF and other fine groups announce DETEKT, a spyware detection tool. It’s a joint project with Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, and Privacy International. Read the disclaimers and instructions carefully. Note also that they…
  • Nov 20

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal
    Here, via Marty Lederman, is the opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel underlying President Obama’s new ‘deferred action policy’ on certain classes of undocumented immigrants. Spoiler alert: the President is exercising…
Rank this Week: 25

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 26

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Columbia Journalism Review on plagiarism

    Columbia Journalism Review on plagiarism
    David Uberti has a post in the Columbia Journalism Review titled Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect The "unexpected" problem seems to be the variability in responding to plagiarism issues,…
  • Nov 22

    US 8,857,000: dry board eraser system

    US 8,857,000: dry board eraser system
    The inventor was in the third grade when the case was filed.The case was prosecuted by Gearhart Law of Summit, New Jersey, the principal lawyer of which is Richard Gearhart, once of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Yes, there was an examiner…
  • Nov 21

    The patent numbers game: "my stack is bigger than your stack" arguments are so gone...

    The patent numbers game: "my stack is bigger than your stack" arguments are so gone...
    On October 24, 2014, InsideCounsel had a post "Assessing IP Assets," with the text:The importance of due diligence historically has been downplayed. For the most part, it didn’t matter what condition an asset was in so long as it was…
Rank this Week: 27

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    MVP Struggling - Part 2

    MVP Struggling - Part 2
    A few days ago, we broached the subject of Minimum Value Plans, and their potential role in mitigating group health insurance costs. In that post, co-blogger Nate shared with us a TPA's view of how this might play out.At the time this whole…
  • Nov 21

    Cavalcade of Risk #222: Call for submission

    Cavalcade of Risk #222: Call for submission
    Van Mayhall hosts next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 24th).To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email it.You'll need to provide:■ Your post's url and title■ Your blog's url and name■ …
  • Nov 20

    Close enough for gummint work

    Close enough for gummint work
    So it seems that, as we'd already surmised, the reports of how many people actually bought ObamaPlans were, well, less than truthy:"A report by Bloomberg’s Alex Wayne revealed that the administration quietly lumped as many as 400,000…
Rank this Week: 28

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Nov 21

    Court dismisses suit by man who fell off chair in lawyer’s office

    Court dismisses suit by man who fell off chair in lawyer’s office
    New Jersey: Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Dennis O’Brien has granted summary judgment to the defendant law firm of Wolff, Helies, Duggan Spaeth and Lucas and dismissed Thomas Hickey’s suit over his injuries in falling off a…
  • Nov 21

    Westminster drops tobacco-ban proposal

    Westminster drops tobacco-ban proposal
    “Bowing to a forceful majority of opinion, the [Westminster, Mass.] Board of Health has killed its proposed ban on tobacco sales.” [Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise, AP ("This is a free country?" sign), Chris Snowdon ("The…
  • Nov 20

    “Detroit Council OKs Study of City-Sponsored Auto Insurance”

    “Detroit Council OKs Study of City-Sponsored Auto Insurance”
    Perhaps on the theory that socializing losses beats reducing crime and litigiousness: “The high cost of auto insurance has been one of the key reasons residents have been leaving the city for years,” [Mayor Mike] Duggan said in a…
Rank this Week: 29

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell

    Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell
    Al Jazeera: Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): For those at the very top 2010 will be remembered as a very good year. While most Americans struggled to recover from the worst economic collapse since the…
  • Nov 22

    Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job

    Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job
    Charleston Post and Courier, New Charleston School of Law President Steps Down: Maryann Jones has stepped down as the Charleston School of Law's president after only eight days on the job. The law school has been embroiled in a controversy…
  • Nov 22

    USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than Thi

    USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than Thi
    Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Oct. 27, 2014) David Cay Johnston Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Sept. 24, 2014) L.A. Times Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better…
Rank this Week: 30

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Montana's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Falls; Becomes 34th State To Recognize Marriage Equality

    Montana's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Falls; Becomes 34th State To Recognize Marriage Equality
    On Wednesday, a Montana federal district court issued a permanent injunction barring Montana from enforcing statutory and constitutional provisions that prevent same-sex marriages or recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other…
  • Nov 22

    Muslim's Religious Discrimination Claim Against NJ Transit Dismissed

    Muslim's Religious Discrimination Claim Against NJ Transit Dismissed
    In Allison v. New Jersey Transit Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162175 (D NJ, Nov. 19, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court dismissed a claim by an African American Muslim employee of New Jersey Transit that disciplinary action taken…
  • Nov 22

    Zoning Denial Did Not Create Substantial Burden Under RLUIPA

    Zoning Denial Did Not Create Substantial Burden Under RLUIPA
    In Andon, LLC v. City of Newport News, Virginia, (ED VA, Nov. 20, 2014, a Virginia federal district court dismissed a RLUIPA challenge to the city's refusal to grant a zoning variance to allow use of a leased building as a church.  The…
Rank this Week: 31

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
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: 32

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Nov 22

    Report – Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing DHS

    Report – Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing DHS
    Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security, November 14, 2014 OIG-15-09. “We have identified major challenges that affect both the Department as a whole, as well as individual…
  • Nov 22

    USDA launches new web tool providing access to research and researcher

    USDA launches new web tool providing access to research and researcher
    “The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science. USDA employs over 5,000…
  • Nov 22

    Making plant taxonomy freely accessible

    Making plant taxonomy freely accessible
    theguardian – GrrlScientist Saturday 13 September 2014. “…For more than a century, taxonomic information was locked away in a variety of dusty journals in vast libraries, where most people could not find or access it.…
Rank this Week: 34

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • 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…
  • Nov 12

    A Message From StandDown

    A Message From StandDown
    StandDown will be closing our communications hub on November 14. No new posts will be added to this website, and no new e-mails will be posted to the Google Group after Friday. Both the Google Group archive of e-mails and...
  • Nov 12

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in Aikens, et al v. Byars is available in Adobe .pdf format. Justice Kaye Hearn wrote for the Court: In this case brought in our original jurisdiction, fifteen inmates who were sentenced to life...
Rank this Week: 35

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 36

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
  • Nov 5

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought
    My work with UAVs is largely conceptual, framed by growing up in a context of war, deeply informed by having to deal with the enduring legacy of violent conflict even post-war and anchored to the inalienable yet often callously erased rights…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
Rank this Week: 37

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
  • Nov 22

    Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety

    Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety
    Victory! Following the sentencing of Brishna’s rapist, Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring Brishna’s protection. In May 2014, Brishna, a 10-year-old girl from Kunduz province, was raped by a local mullah.  She…
  • Nov 20

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist
    The murder on November 11, 2014 of Juan Ángel López Miralda, a human rights activist and former leader in the peasant movement in Honduras, follows a troubling pattern of abuses against human rights defenders in the region.
  • Nov 12

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help
    By Cindy Ko and Adotei Akwei It is time for the Obama administration to ensure implementation of standardized sexual assault policies aimed at helping ensure that Indigenous survivors of sexual violence  can access medical treatment and…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Nov 22

    Mistaken identity leads to jail time

    Mistaken identity leads to jail time
    2-24-2007 Wisconsin: Man released after being confused with illegal immigrant, sex offender Heriberto Tirado is the first to admit he's no saint. But he's also not an illegal immigrant or a convicted child molester. The 49-year-old Cudahy…
  • Nov 22

    Robert Haro Malicious Mistaken Identity

    Robert Haro Malicious Mistaken Identity
    1-11-2004 Oregon: With the stroke of her pen, Deschutes County, Oregon Deputy District Attorney Sarah Foreman lied to the Court and signed a false affidavit under oath and penalty of perjury, swearing that she had “...read the police…
  • Nov 22

    Templeton sex offender acquitted of annoying girl

    Templeton sex offender acquitted of annoying girl
    6-4-2010 California: Man allegedly annoyed girls, but witnesses say it wasn’t him; he faces further charge involving threat in court A case of mistaken identity resulted in the recent acquittal of a 50-year-old Templeton sex offender…
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • Nov 18

    Roca Labs Must Be Mocked

    Roca Labs Must Be Mocked
    The Roca Labs saga continues… with more unsuccessful attempts to silence anyone who talks or writes about the company’s scammy product and despicable methods of squelching criticism. The company is upset that consumers, Marc…
  • Nov 17

    The Golden Era of White Collar Crime

    The Golden Era of White Collar Crime
    Sam Antar is a legend in the fraud industry. He was the CFO of Crazy Eddie, an electronics retailer which pulled off (for a time!) a massive fraud in the 1980’s. He was interviewed by CNNMoney while attending the New Jersey securities…
  • Nov 16

    Latest Filing in Roca Labs Case Against Pissed Consumer

    Latest Filing in Roca Labs Case Against Pissed Consumer
    I would like to direct your attention away from the trainwreck that is the Roca Labs attempt to silence consumers, critics, and journalists, and turn it back toward the case Roca Labs filed against  Consumer Opinion Corp. (who operates…
Rank this Week: 40

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Nov 21

    Judge Strikes Down Illinois Pension Overhaul

    Judge Strikes Down Illinois Pension Overhaul
    An Illinois judge on Friday ruled that the state's overhaul of its troubled public-employee retirement system violates a state constitutional provision that forbids the government from making cuts to pension benefits.
  • Nov 21

    The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama: an Explainer

    The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama: an Explainer
    House Republicans on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration alleging that the way in which the White House implemented its health-care law violates the Constitution. Here's a quick overview of the legal arguments.
  • Nov 21

    Implications of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul

    Implications of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul
    Here's a roundup of political analysis of President Barack Obama's speech outlining his plan to give more than four million illegal immigrants in the U.S. a reprieve from deportation and a chance to apply for work permits.
Rank this Week: 41

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance
    Kate Seaman (Univ. of Bath - Politics) has published UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance (Ashgate 2014). Here's the abstract:With the recent developments in Syria the United Nations is once again making…
  • Nov 20

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization
    Christoph Mikulaschek (Princeton Univ.) has posted Minor powers’ influence in international organizations: Empirical evidence exploiting the natural experiment of African representation on the UN Security Council. Here's the abstract:To…
  • Nov 20

    Tourme Jouannet: A Short Introduction to International Law

    Tourme Jouannet: A Short Introduction to International Law
    Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet (Sciences Po - Law) has published A Short Introduction to International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:In our globalised world the sources and actors of international law are many and its…
Rank this Week: 42

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: 43

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 21

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly
    The world is a great deal bigger than we know, bigger than we can even imagine. This, at least, we understand, albeit at one of those unhelpful meta levels in our culture’s epistemology. It is the task of science and religion, I…
  • Nov 21

    Re-Litigation by a Patentee With a Different Party – Has the Federal Court Been Consistent in Its Approach?

    Re-Litigation by a Patentee With a Different Party – Has the Federal Court Been Consistent in Its Approach?
    Over the past few years the pharmaceutical marketplace has seen an increase in patent “re-litigation” (where a patentee is involved in a second case against another generic). Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s warning…
  • Nov 20

    Rejected Romantic Advance Led to Reprisal

    Rejected Romantic Advance Led to Reprisal
    Hank Peelle, the owner of Peelle Company Ltd., deluded himself into believing the company’s financial controller, Christine Horner, had a romantic interest in him, despite his 25-year marriage and her long-term relationship. When he…
Rank this Week: 44

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 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 45