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Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Decision in Lavabit

    Fourth Circuit Decision in Lavabit
    Readers will recall the Lavabit case in the Fourth Circuit, which I earlier described here, and here.  Lavabit ran an encrypted email service allegedly used for communication by Edward Snowden.  As part of its investigation, the US…
  • Apr 16

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Yesterday evening, the NYPD announced that it would shutter the Demographics Unit, the controversial program that sent plainclothes detectives to collect information about Muslim communities in the New York City area. The program has been…
  • Apr 16

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #15: An Interview with Daniel Sutherland

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #15: An Interview with Daniel Sutherland
    In this week’s episode, we explore the latest FOIA tussle between the FBI and ACLU over NSA and the dog-bites-man story of Larry Klayman losing another long-shot appeal. This Week in NSA focuses on the Bloomberg story claiming that the…
Rank this Week: 326

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 504

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 716

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Lawsuit Financial Helps Plaintiffs Meet Financial Demand

    Lawsuit Financial Helps Plaintiffs Meet Financial Demand
    “Lawsuit Financial was so honest and upfront. Sandy was very informative and provided me with enough information to make a decision about my financial situation. After applying, I could call anytime and no matter who answered the…
  • Apr 14

    Negligent Driver and Dangerous Intersection Results in Bicycle Fatality

    Negligent Driver and Dangerous Intersection Results in Bicycle Fatality
    Anyone involved in a auto-bicycle accident is vulnerable to sustaining serious injuries because the body absorbs the impact directly. If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a auto-bicycle accident, you may be able to…
  • Apr 10

    Lawsuit Financial Offers Debt Relief

    Lawsuit Financial Offers Debt Relief
    If you've been injured in an automobile accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused the accident. Once the lawsuit if filed, you may be eligible for lawsuit funding. The litigation process often…
Rank this Week: 682

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Apr 15

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug
    Begeht ein Arzt einen Abrechnungsbetrug, so droht ihm neben einem Strafverfahren wegen Betruges auch eine Sanktionierung durch das Landesberufsgericht. In vielen Bundesländern kommt jedoch mittlerweile noch eine besondere…
  • Mar 31

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister
    Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister Ralf Christoffers (Linke) gewährte einer mittlerweile insolventen Solarfirma eine Millionenförderung. Die Förderung mit 3,2 Millionen Euro rügte der Landesrechnungshof Ende 2013. Daraufhin…
  • Mar 27

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze
    Die Staatsanwaltschaft ging davon aus, dass die 68-jährige Angeklagte ihren Ehemann auf einem Schrottplatz erschlagen hat. Als Motiv der Tat kam die Lebensversicherung in Höhe von 52.000 Euro in Betracht. Daher wurde sie auch wegen…
Rank this Week: 774

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Apr 7

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom
    Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws believe the laws as drafted are…
  • Mar 25

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution
    The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent…
  • Mar 11

    The Ramifications of NSA Monitoring on Attorney-Client Privilege and the Bill of Right

    The Ramifications of NSA Monitoring on Attorney-Client Privilege and the Bill of Right
    Attorney-Client Privilege predates US history and is a fixture of Western Law. Pro advocates of its proliferation declare its necessity to a fair and adequate defense. According to many legal experts, NSA monitoring of privileged…
Rank this Week: 526

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 15

    Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: a Primer

    Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: a Primer
    According to the ABA’s most-recent technology survey, 58% of lawyers use Dropbox, making it the most popular online file storage option among lawyers. Here is everything you need to know about Dropbox, from how to install it to securing…
  • Apr 14

    5 Alternatives To Dropbox

    5 Alternatives To Dropbox
    No matter what your reason, you can now jump ship and take your data with you. No way we’re looking at the 25+ services listed on Wikipedia, but here are five that you might consider.5 Alternatives To Dropbox is a post from…
  • Apr 14

    5 Alternatives To Dropbox (If You’re Too Cool For Dropbox)

    5 Alternatives To Dropbox (If You’re Too Cool For Dropbox)
    No matter what your reason, you can now jump ship and take your data with you. No way we’re looking at the 25+ services listed on Wikipedia, but here are five that you might consider.5 Alternatives To Dropbox (If You’re Too Cool…
Rank this Week: 877

Legacy Planner Blog

Legacy Planner Blog

Covers estate planning, business planning, asset protection and business succession. By Karen Brady.

http://legacyplannerblog.com
  • Jan 6

    Kudos and thoughts on keeping an estate open

    Kudos and thoughts on keeping an estate open
    Today's mail brought a pleasant testimonial from a client who wrote: "Karen has me for more than ten years on my mother's will and related matters. As issues have arisen she has always been there to help and provide the sound advice I…
  • Oct 28

    Business Lawyers Should be Risk Reducers Not Deal Killer

    Business Lawyers Should be Risk Reducers Not Deal Killer
    Mike Moore over at legalproductivity.com usually writes for lawyers. But this post on how a <a href="http://www.legalproductivity.com/practice-management/the-worst-business-lawyer/" target="" …
  • Oct 15

    Swiss Bank Account Is Not Asset Protection

    Swiss Bank Account Is Not Asset Protection
    This is an <a href="http://thetrustadvisor.com/news/swiss-tax-haven-leaves-billionaire-facing-tears-jail" target="" class="">interesting piece</a> by Scott Martin about the creator of Beanie Babies…
Rank this Week: 957

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 359

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New Brain Mapping Research

    New Brain Mapping Research
    Two new brain imaging studies are out this month that show promise for help with traumatic brain injury victims. In order to fully explore, understand, and treat a complex body part such as the brain, scientist and doctors need a good map. In…
  • Apr 11

    Bus Accident Kills 10

    Bus Accident Kills 10
    As reported by San Francisco’s ABC News affiliate and other outlets, a collision involving a bus and a FedEx truck has resulted in the death of 10 individuals including at least 8 students from Los Angeles. The bus was carrying…
  • Apr 10

    Engineers in Switch Inquiry Suspended by GM

    Engineers in Switch Inquiry Suspended by GM
    Due to product liability and personal injury concerns, General Motors (GM) has recalled some 2.6 million vehicles. The recalls emanate from faulty ignition switches, which GM intends to begin repairing this week. So far 13 deaths have been…
Rank this Week: 781

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 373

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Predicting the future

    Predicting the future
    Implementation of the Jackson reforms was predicted by many to mean a dramatic drop in claim numbers. The Access to Justice Action Group predicted “there will be at least 25% fewer claimants”. Many scoffed at the idea the reforms…
  • Apr 13

    Amending a bill of cost

    Amending a bill of cost
    PD 47 para.13.10 allow a party to vary their bill: “(1) If a party wishes to vary that party’s bill of costs, points of dispute or a reply, an amended or supplementary document must be filed with the court and copies of it must be…
  • Apr 10

    Costs Management White Paper

    Costs Management White Paper
    The Association of Costs Lawyers has published an excellent White Paper on the First Year of Costs Management. Unfortunately, it repeats the myth that costs budgeting means Costs Lawyers are the “quantity surveyors of the litigation…
Rank this Week: 766

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Mar 21

    "Embedded Knowledge" and the Trade Secret Gap

    &quot;Embedded Knowledge&quot; and the Trade Secret Gap
    For anyone (lawyer or otherwise) interested in the tensions associated with employee mobility, a truly must-read is Talent Wants to Be Free, by Orly Lobel.Professor Lobel discusses a wide range of issues associated with talent and knowledge…
  • Mar 7

    The Janitor Analogy, Once Again

    The Janitor Analogy, Once Again
    "The agreement is so broad that it would prohibit my client from working for his new company even as a janitor!"- Comment attributed to every defense attorney in every non-compete case, generally accompanied by arms flailing up…
  • Mar 6

    Fifield, Federal Style

    Fifield, Federal Style
    "The law is an ass. But it's not that big of an ass..."U.S. District Court Judge - Northern District of Illinois on March 5, 2014, discussing holding of Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services.***In the past several weeks, two federal district…
Rank this Week: 704

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Did Google use the White House to make an end-run around a DOJ investigation?

    Did Google use the White House to make an end-run around a DOJ investigation?
    The story on the front page of today's Washington Post is here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/google-faces-new-pressure-from-states-to-crack-down-on-illegal-online-drug-sales/2014/04/15/6dfc61fa-be6d-11e3-b195-dd0c1174052c_story.html…
  • Apr 16

    John Lande, "Escaping from Lawyers' Prison of Fear"

    John Lande, &quot;Escaping from Lawyers' Prison of Fear&quot;
    Article. Abstract: Lawyers regularly experience numerous fears endemic to their work. This is not surprising considering that lawyers generally operate in environments that frequently stimulate many fears. Lawyers’ fears can lead them…
  • Apr 16

    Kristen Blankley, "Lying, Stealing, and Cheating: The Role of Arbitrators as Ethics Enforcers"

    Kristen Blankley, &quot;Lying, Stealing, and Cheating: The Role of Arbitrators as Ethics Enforcers&quot;
    Article. Abstract: This work is the third in a trilogy of Articles in the area of ethics for arbitration participants. This work completes the trilogy by considering the role of the arbitrator in dealing with ethical violations as they…
Rank this Week: 632

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 16

    Walking a mile in their shoe

    Walking a mile in their shoe
    Senior lawyers are learning first-hand about the challenges faced by self-represented litigants, by shadowing them in court this morning.Seven members of the legal profession are pairing up with litigants at two downtown Toronto courthouses.…
  • Apr 16

    News roundup — April 16, 2014

    News roundup — April 16, 2014
    CanadaHarper's former chief of staff investigated in connection with Senate expenses scandal, ReutersWynne officially delivers statement of claim in $2 million libel suit against PC leader, The National PostConservative senators want changes…
  • Apr 15

    Ontario Human Rights Commission launches policy on gender identity, gender expression

    Ontario Human Rights Commission launches policy on gender identity, gender expression
    The Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new policy around the rights of trans individuals and individuals of diverse genders yesterday.The policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression explores…
Rank this Week: 232

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Pfander and Birk on the Adverse Party Requirement

    Pfander and Birk on the Adverse Party Requirement
    James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk, Northwestern University School of Law, have posted Article III Judicial Power, the Adverse-Party Requirement, and Non-Contentious Jurisdiction, which is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal.  Here is…
  • Apr 16

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury
    Suja A. Thomas, University of Illinois College of Law, has posted Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States, which also appears in the…
  • Apr 15

    Colgan, "Reviving the Excessive Fines Clause"

    Colgan, &quot;Reviving the Excessive Fines Clause&quot;
    Beth A. Colgan (Stanford Law School) has posted "Reviving the Excessive Fines Clause," which appears in Volume 102, no. 2 of the California Law Review (2014). Here's the abstract:Millions of American adults and children struggle with debt…
Rank this Week: 122

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Apr 16

    Di Filippi on Ethereum and Law

    Di Filippi on Ethereum and Law
    Dr. Primavera Di Filippi of CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) gave a presentation entitled Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? 13 April 2014 at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Click…
  • Apr 15

    Webcast of event: European Citizens’ Initiative Day 2014: Building Up Success, 15 April 2014

    Webcast of event: European Citizens&rsquo; Initiative Day 2014: Building Up Success, 15 April 2014
    A live webcast is available of today’s event on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), European Citizens’ Initiative Day 2014: Building up success, taking place 15 April 2014 in Brussels. The European Citizens’…
  • Apr 15

    Slides and handouts from LSC TIG 2014: Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grants Conference

    Slides and handouts from LSC TIG 2014: Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grants Conference
    Slides and handouts of many of the presentations at LSC TIG 2014: Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grants Conference, have been posted. The presentations concern the use of technology for improving access to justice. The…
Rank this Week: 41

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By John B. Mesirow.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Apr 15

    You Just Locked Your Car With Your Remote, So You’re Good, Right?

    You Just Locked Your Car With Your Remote, So You’re Good, Right?
    Almost everyone uses the remote control on their car key to lock the car. And it’s then alarmed too. What a great technology! Remotes have really come a long way. So you’re safe, right? Well, no. And here’s why, per…
  • Apr 14

    Why Would You Think That Fish Oil Is … ?

    Why Would You Think That Fish Oil Is … ?
    Who would go to a restaurant if they suspected the food might be tampered with? Well, there’s at least one woman who appears to fall into this category. As reported at highlinetimes.com (Washington State) in the police blotter: A Burien…
  • Apr 13

    Some People Think Walmart Sucks. Some People Suck At Walmart.

    Some People Think Walmart Sucks. Some People Suck At Walmart.
    It’s unclear if this guy is a member of the first group of folks. He’s definitely someone who sucks at Walmart. As reported by The Independent Tribune (Concord, North Carolina): Michael Anthony Brown, of 207 Lincoln St. SW,…
Rank this Week: 410

Legal Malpractice Decisions

Legal Malpractice Decisions

Covers Illinois malpractice and ethics decisions. By Edward X. Clinton, Jr.

http://www.legalmalpracticeillinois.com/
  • Aug 13

    New Addre

    New Addre
    This blog will remain here.However, new posts will be published at this location:www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.comThank you.
  • Jun 23

    ARDC Files Complaint Alleging Lawyer Submitted Bogus Taxi Receipt

    ARDC Files Complaint Alleging Lawyer Submitted Bogus Taxi Receipt
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD: The ARDC has accused a former partner of Sidley & Austin of submitting 800 false cab receipts to the firm and accepting reimbursements in excess of $69,000. The ARDC alleges that the lawyer never took the cab…
  • Jun 17

    Illinois Supreme Court Amends The Rules To Allow A Limited Scope Appearance

    Illinois Supreme Court Amends The Rules To Allow A Limited Scope Appearance
    The Illinois Supreme Court has amended three rules, 11, 13 and 137 to allow attorneys to file what is to be known as a limited scope appearance in a case.The Notice of Limited Scope Appearance must explain to the other party what the scope of…
Rank this Week: 748

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 323

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Missing of Summer Lawns*

    The Missing of Summer Lawns*
    What a difference a drought makes. Once upon a time, a fundamental attribute of home ownership in California and the American West was an expansive, verdant lawn surrounding private homes, townhouses and apartment complexes. Indeed, some…
  • Apr 14

    Does Keystone Matter?

    Does Keystone Matter?
    Many people who have studied the issue tell me that the Keystone XL issue is mostly symbolic, because the Alberta oil sands are going to be used one way or another.  But I’m having some second thoughts because of arguments made…
  • Apr 10

    Emmett Center To Become Emmett Institute, Dan and Rae Emmett Provide Generous New Support

    Emmett Center To Become Emmett Institute, Dan and Rae Emmett Provide Generous New Support
    We are very pleased to announce that UCLA’s Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment has now become the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment as a result of a generous new gift from Dan and Rae Emmett and a…
Rank this Week: 707

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

By Professors S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch and Jeffrey M. Lipshaw.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 16

    Former U.S. Attorney Reprimanded

    Former U.S. Attorney Reprimanded
    The former United States Attorney for the District of Arizona has agreed to a reprimand by the Presiding Disciplinary Judge. The misconduct involved a leak in connection with the investigation into Fast & Furious. The reprimand notes that…
  • Apr 16

    A Timely Issue Draws Editorial Comment

    A Timely Issue Draws Editorial Comment
    An editorial in today's New York Times In 2009, a lawyer in New York helped his client settle a claim for $30,000. The lawyer then had the check issued in his own name, deposited it into his own account and...
  • Apr 16

    F Bombs As Ethics Violation

    F Bombs As Ethics Violation
    The North Carolina State Bar has filed ethics charges against an attorney who is characterized as an organizer and member of the "Occupy Asheville" movement. The allegations relate to the attorney's visit to a detention facility…
Rank this Week: 412

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Mar 12

    Bridgestone's Price-Fixing Probe, Agrees to Pay $425 Fine

    Bridgestone's Price-Fixing Probe, Agrees to Pay $425 Fine
    Bridgestone Corporation pleaded guiilty to conspiring to fix the prices of rubber car parts. From 2001-2008, the company met with competitors to discuss splitting up the market for rubber parts (used to reduce vibrations). They then submitted…
  • Mar 12

    Michael Jordan Wins in Federal Appeals Court

    Michael Jordan Wins in Federal Appeals Court
    Michael Jordon sued a grocery chain for publishing a magazine ad using his jersey number "23" on a pair of basketball shoes. He claims that the ad by grocer Jewel-Osco misappropriated his identity, and he sued for $5m in damages.…
  • Mar 12

    Facebook Post Invalidates $80,000 Settlement

    Facebook Post Invalidates $80,000 Settlement
    When Patrick Snay sued Gulliver Schools after it declined to renew his contract, the age-discrimination and retailiation settlement was awarded to Mr. Snay in the amount of $80,000. However, four days after the agreement, the daughter of Mr.…
Rank this Week: 878

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

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

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Apr 14

    Call for Proposals for “Crosscutting Programs” at 2015 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Proposals for “Crosscutting Programs” at 2015 AALS Annual Meeting
    The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has issued a call for proposals for “Crosscutting Programs,” which “focus on multi-subject and interdisciplinary subjects with new perspectives on legal issues or the…
  • Apr 14

    The Intersection of Breaking Bad and the Law—A Call for Paper

    The Intersection of Breaking Bad and the Law—A Call for Paper
    The New Mexico Law Review has issued a rather interesting call for papers; they are soliciting articles for a special issue dedicated to the exploration of legal issues arising from the television series Breaking Bad. The call for papers…
  • Apr 14

    Conference on Copyright and Media Pluralism in China—Eugene, Oregon

    Conference on Copyright and Media Pluralism in China—Eugene, Oregon
    The University of Oregon School of Law will host a conference entitled “Copyright and Media Pluralism in China” on Friday, April 18, 2014. More information can be found here.
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Apr 16

    Gilman on the Supreme Court & Economic Inequality

    Gilman on the Supreme Court &amp; Economic Inequality
    Michele E. Gilman (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted A Court for the One Percent: How the Supreme Court Contributes to Economic Inequality (Utah Law Review, No. 2, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article...
  • Apr 16

    Kopel on the Application of First Amendment Methods to the Second Amendment

    Kopel on the Application of First Amendment Methods to the Second Amendment
    David B. Kopel (Independence Institute) has posted The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment (Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As described in Part I of this article, the Supreme Court...
  • Apr 16

    Thomas on the Decline in the Role of Jurie

    Thomas on the Decline in the Role of Jurie
    Suja A. Thomas (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States (William & Mary Law…
Rank this Week: 54

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 228

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

By Professors Nancy Soonpaa, Sue Liemer, Coleen M. Barger and Mark E. Wojcik.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
  • Apr 12

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing
    In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Bad Writing and Bad Thinking," author Rachel Toor argues that some problems with students’ writing arise from their belief that they must write like others in their…
  • Apr 9

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing
    Southern California lawyer William Domnarski raises some provocative points about legal writing in his new book, Swimming in Deep Water: Lawyers, Judges, and Our Troubled Legal Profession, published by the ABA. In an essay titled Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 144

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 289

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 15

    Great News About Coal in China

    Great News About Coal in China
    Greenpeace has published a short report on recent trends in Chinese coal consumption, titled “The End of China’s Coal Boom“. Thanks to this Tweet by Kees van der Leun for the link. The report shows plans of multiple…
  • Apr 14

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline
    The Stiftung Umweltenergierecht has published an 89 page analysis (in German language) explaining how the recent move by the European Commission to violate Germany’s legislation competences is illegal. Thanks to this Tweet by Heiko…
  • Apr 14

    Build More Coal Power Plants!

    Build More Coal Power Plants!
    That’s probably not a headline readers expect here. Let me explain. Cleantechnica just published an interesting interview with Peter Terium, CEO of RWE, one of the big German power utilities. From that interview: EP: Still, I get the…
Rank this Week: 908

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 377

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • Nov 29

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe
    The case of the day is Microsoft Corp. v. John Doe (E.D.N.Y. 2012). Microsoft asserted claims against dozens of unknown defendants, the alleged creators, controllers, and users of the “Zeus Botnets” malware, a malicious computer…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
Rank this Week: 443

Lewis and Roca Intellectual…

Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Blog

Covers recent developments and noteworthy happenings in the area of Intellectual Property with a focus on the gaming, entertainment or hospitality industries.

http://www.lrrlaw.com/ipblog/Blog.aspx
  • Apr 14

    Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owner

    Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owner
    To advance U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives, the U.S. maintains laws and regulations that impose economic sanctions against certain countries, individuals, and entities (the "U.S. Sanctions Program").  31 C.F.R.…
  • Dec 20

    What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration

    What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration
    In most U.S. states, merely using a trademark confers trademark rights to the owner.  As such, many companies question why they should spend time and money registering their trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Dec 12

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA
    On December 4, 2013, in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) v. GoDaddy.com, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) does not provide a cause…
Rank this Week: 869

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Notice Of Public Roundtables to Discuss Vital Copyright Issue

    Notice Of Public Roundtables to Discuss Vital Copyright Issue
    Four roundtables are scheduled to be held in: (1) Nashville, TN on May 21, 2014, (2) Cambridge, MA on June 25, 2014, (3) Los Angeles, CA on July 29, 2014, and (4) Berkeley, CA on July 30, 2014. All roundtables will begin at 8:30 a.m. and…
  • Apr 10

    DALL Final Community Service Project

    DALL Final Community Service Project
    As our final community service project of the year, DALL is participating in the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club! See details below for more information on the online book drive we are hosting beginning tomorrow, April 1st.  Please…
  • Apr 2

    2014 DALL Spring Institute

    2014 DALL Spring Institute
    The 2014 Spring Institute will be held on Friday, April 25th. This year’s location is UNT Dallas College of Law. We have an exciting program which includes an AALL Chapter visit from Katie Brown. We will kick off the day at 11:00…
Rank this Week: 49

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Apr 16

    Blog Post: EPA Finalizes Rule Tightening Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standard

    Blog Post: EPA Finalizes Rule Tightening Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standard
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a final rule that establishes stricter standards for motor vehicle exhaust emissions and the sulfur content of gasoline. The new “Tier 3” standards represent a holistic…
  • Apr 15

    Blog Post: EU Parliament Approves €22B Innovation Investment Package

    Blog Post: EU Parliament Approves €22B Innovation Investment Package
    The European Parliament on Tuesday approved a package of public-private research partnerships worth up to €22 billion (US$30.4 billion) in areas such as innovative medicine, aeronautics, bio-based industries, fuel cells and hydrogen,…
  • Apr 15

    Blog Post: Utah Has Best 2014 Economic Outlook, NY Ranked Last

    Blog Post: Utah Has Best 2014 Economic Outlook, NY Ranked Last
    Due to low tax and light spending policies, Utah topped the American Legislative Exchange Council's list of states with the best 2014 economic outlook, and New York's high tax rates earned it a last-place ranking on the list.
Rank this Week: 416

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Australian Study Highlights 5-to-1 ROI of Special Librarie

    Australian Study Highlights 5-to-1 ROI of Special Librarie
    A number of Australian library associations including the Australian Law Library Association published a study earlier this month that highlights the big 5-to-1 bang for the buck of government, law firm and organizational libraries.In fact,…
  • Apr 14

    Guy Berthiaume Appointed New Librarian and Archivist of Canada

    Guy Berthiaume Appointed New Librarian and Archivist of Canada
    The Canadian government announced today that it has appointed Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years. He will take over at Library and Archives Canada effective June 23, 2014.He had been President and…
  • Apr 13

    Quebec Bar Association Public Legal Education TV Series Starts Its 4th Season

    Quebec Bar Association Public Legal Education TV Series Starts Its 4th Season
    The fourth season of the television series "Le Droit de savoir" (The right to know) will begin tomorrow on the Canal savoir channel in Quebec. There will be 10 episodes.This season, each show will explore one of the rights guaranteed by the…
Rank this Week: 46

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 16

    Unlimited access to 33,000 video resources now available to UK educator

    Unlimited access to 33,000 video resources now available to UK educator
    “Alexander Street Press has forged an agreement with Jisc to provide access to video resources for colleges and universities in the UK using the publisher’s popular evidence-based acquisition (EBA) model. The EBA agreement…
  • Apr 16

    New Data: More than 90% of U.S. Public Libraries Have Used E-rate

    New Data: More than 90% of U.S. Public Libraries Have Used E-rate
    “With more than $36 billion dollars of discounts provided to date, the Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as “E-rate,” helps schools and libraries acquire Internet access and telecommunication…
  • Apr 16

    E.L. Doctorow Awarded American Fiction Prize

    E.L. Doctorow Awarded American Fiction Prize
    “E. L. Doctorow, author of such critically acclaimed novels as “Ragtime,” “World’s Fair,” “Billy Bathgate,” “The March” and his current novel, “Andrew’s Brain,” is…
Rank this Week: 528

Library technican dialog

Library technican dialog

Covers marketing, networking, and professional development for law librarians.

http://brendawoa.wordpress.com
  • Apr 10

    What do I do?

    What do I do?
    What got me started on this post was this article from INALJ (I need a library job) called 5 Things That People Don’t Realize Their Librarians Do. This is my year for public speaking. I’m sitting on a panel of…
  • Mar 9

    Raise a Reader

    Raise a Reader
    I know two toddlers that could not be more different. Rick’s mom is not a reader and finds “mom and tot” programs boring at the library. When I play with him, he is engaged but he doesn’t verbalize a lot. Things…
  • Feb 18

    New job, New direction

    New job, New direction
    There has been some dramatic changes in our lives lately. We moved from a busy urban environment to life in a small town in Saskatchewan. In the mean time, I was at a crossroads wondering if my career would be more in social media or in…
Rank this Week: 750

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
  • Nov 19

    How Your Solicitor Can Help You

    How Your Solicitor Can Help You
    A solicitor can be employed in a number of different ways throughout our lives. Without seeking the proper guidance of one, legal disputes can be extremely difficult to come through unscathed. Solicitors can discuss your permissible legal…
Rank this Week: 472

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 786

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Apr 1

    What does WTF mean in a legal context?

    What does WTF mean in a legal context?
    WTF is usually thought of as a rude acronym. I've decided to give it a new meaning. During a meeting yesterday I informed a new client start-up that too often new clients make contact with lawyers after a fire has started. They treat…
  • Mar 20

    7 revenue facts in music in 2013

    7 revenue facts in music in 2013
    In about 1987 I attended a music lawyer's seminar at the Arts Law Center in Sydney. I have never forgotten my eyes watering as the experienced music lawyer (Nina Stevenson) described Byzantine contractual complexity such as royalty-related…
  • Mar 8

    Insights on engaging and motivating people

    Insights on engaging and motivating people
    Over the last few decades workplace relations, collaboration and new ways of working have become increasingly topical. Old ideas about organising people, companies and institutions are being proven wrong in today's context. New ideas and…
Rank this Week: 540

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 10

    Explicitly your

    Explicitly your
    Tomorrow I will be on a panel called ”Warning, the Following Material May Be Explicit: Addressing the Efficacy of §2(a) of the Lanham Act” as part of American University Law Review’s annual Federal Circuit…
  • Apr 9

    Foul baller

    Foul baller
    Originally posted 2007-03-27 00:42:26. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA former major leaguer goes from giving up runs to running from the law. From pitch counts to multiple counts. From pitching and hitting to counterfeiting. From –…
  • Apr 9

    EFF backs eBay in Tiffany spat

    EFF backs eBay in Tiffany spat
    Originally posted 2008-12-05 00:01:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSee, we don’t agree with Public Citizen all the time!  Read on, via the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): [EFF] along with Public Citizen and Public…
Rank this Week: 129

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
  • Nov 19

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety
    OSHA is getting tough on staffing agencies that provide employers with temporary workers if they do not provide those workers with legally required safety and health training.  But, the buck doesn’t stop there: employers that use…
  • Nov 13

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 187

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Breakfast Wraps Recalled Due to Listeria Concern

    Breakfast Wraps Recalled Due to Listeria Concern
    The Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA) is issuing a warning to customers with any Belich’s Market and Creekside Market brands Breakfast Wraps in their possession. After a food safety... Continue Reading
  • Mar 29

    Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Closed Due to Listeria

    Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Closed Due to Listeria
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently ordered Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Inc., a processor of smoked fish products in Seattle, Wash., to stop processing, preparing, packing, holding and distributing... Continue Reading
  • Mar 28

    Fresh Express Listeria Recall

    Fresh Express Listeria Recall
    Fresh Express Incorporated has issued a recall of a limited number of cases of 10 oz. and 6oz. Italian Salad with the already expired Use-by Date of March 26 and... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 173

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
  • Apr 4

    Principles Heretofore Unknown

    Principles Heretofore Unknown
    On March 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on the eligibility of Justice Marc Nadon, a Supernumary justice of the Federal Court of Appeal and a former Advocate of 10 years seniority in Quebec, to be appointed as one…
  • Apr 2

    Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Case

    Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Case
    Last February, the issue of Freemen-on-the-Land / Sovereign Citizens in Alberta courts was reignited by the case of Fearn v Canada Customs, 2014 ABQB 114, in which Glenn Winningham Fearn, an American Freeman and OPCA (Organized Pseudolegal…
  • Mar 21

    Frivolous Litigation: From Hot Coffee to Hot Potato Soup

    Frivolous Litigation: From Hot Coffee to Hot Potato Soup
    It has been 20 years since Liebeck v McDonald’s Restaurants, wherein a U.S. court in the state of New Mexico awarded the plaintiff $2.9 million after she accidently spilled hot coffee which she had just purchased from the fast food…
Rank this Week: 930

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 14

    Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation

    Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  As Sarah Miller recently lampooned over at The New Yorker, parents today are bombarded with…
  • Apr 2

    Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Action

    Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Action
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Actions at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  From July 1906 through June 1907, five-hundred twenty-six workers died on…
  • Mar 27

    Finding Happiness As A Lawyer

    Finding Happiness As A Lawyer
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Finding Happiness As A Lawyer at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.A year ago, CareerBliss reviewed 65,000 employee-generated reviews and concluded that the “least happy job” in…
Rank this Week: 219